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The Searcher: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224674
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Published: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2021

A disillusioned Chicago detective retires to a tiny hamlet in Ireland to find peace and a new beginning, but he soon suspects that the quaintness of his village hides dark secrets.  Are his detective skills playing tricks on him, or is there something more sinister going on?  With a lively pub and a quirky cast of neighbors, THE SEARCHER oozes with atmosphere and suspense.

Squeeze Me: A novel By Carl Hiaasen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525435280
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 11th, 2021

A wealthy dowager vanishes during a fundraising event at an exclusive country club in Florida.  While the search progresses and motives are investigated, a wild python is found with a suspicious lump, and the country club hires an animal wrangler to sweep it under the rug.  Told against the satiric background of a visiting president, his high-maintenance wife, and all the colorful members of their entourage, SQUEEZE ME offers a refreshing mix of comedy and crime.

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) By Josiah Bancroft Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316517911
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Published: Orbit - January 16th, 2018

Thomas Senlin is the town teacher, an academic in a village of fishmongers, and he has lost his wife.  For their honeymoon, he had brought her to the Tower of Babel--the renowned center of arts and culture--and lost her in the crowd of the marketplace.  As it turns out, people disappear from the Tower all the time.  Horrified by the prospect of returning home alone, and pessimistic that she will return on her own, Thomas journeys into the Tower himself, facing the rules and challenges that each level offers, and arriving at the realization that the Tower grinds away the wills of everyone inside for its own devious purposes, and somewhere inside, his wife is alone and lost.  A simple story set inside a massive, evocative world, written by a local author.