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Showing entries tagged: 'Mystery'


Borderline by Lawrence Block

By MPL Staff on Jul 26, 2014 2:45 PM

Borderline offers fans of pulp fiction the best that the genre has to offer: copious amounts of sex, betrayal, violence.

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Three thrillers that won't disappoint. Check one out today!

By Jacki P on Jul 9, 2014 8:51 AM

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King Stephen King is back, with a fresh novel that breaks from his old traditions. In true King style we have multiple ‘main’ characters who are very realistic. No perfect people doing everything correctly here, as mistake after mistake is made by the good guy gumshoe and the serial killer ice cream truck driver. The action is intense and the style, while…

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Tippecanoe reads some very fine fiction! Check them out today.

By Jacki P on May 22, 2014 10:22 AM

    Death Trade by Jack Higgins is another great spy story with Sean Dillon and the "Prime Minister's private army" trying to save an Iranian scientist and his family from death. That is what will happen to him if he runs to the West with his breakthrough secrets about nuclear weapons.   Silver Star by Jeannette Walls When their artistic mother leaves to find herself, Bean and Liz are…

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The Martian and Shovel Ready

By Jacki P on May 19, 2014 12:36 PM

        After a dust storm causes his team to evacuate Mars, astronaut Mark Watney must learn to survive the red planet’s inhumane terrain. The Martian, a debut novel by Andy Weir, is a great read for fans of hard SF, as Watney is able to stay alive only by attacking problem after problem with scientific precision and ingenuity.   ​ Spademan is a garbageman – his own term for…

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Fate. It seems so concrete; so dense, so immovable. Finite.

By jacki_1 on Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM

Frank Chambers, the scuzzy main character in James M. Cain's noir masterpiece The Postman Always Rings Twice, is not a nice guy. He will not come to a happy end. Nor will his adulteress in crime, Cora. These folks are dour, desperate and defeated. They plot. They murder. They rot from inside out, like a tapeworm slowly sucking the humanity from their life-blood. The Postman Always…

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