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Karla is KBB's mystery book club coordinator and long-time mystery addict.

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Still Life

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Book #1

By Louise Penny
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has... Read more »

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From Russia with Love

The James Bond Series: Book #5

By Ian Fleming
Narrated by: Toby Stephens
Length: 8 hours 57 minutes

James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH,and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait isthe Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistibleTatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected fromthe West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and... Read more »

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Friction

Booktrack Edition

By Sandra Brown
Narrated by: Stephen Lang
Length: 11 hours 36 minutes

After a courtroom gunman threatens everything he holds dear, a Texas Ranger with a checkered past must choose between vengeance and family in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, he fell into a downward spiral that knocked him down to deskwork and... Read more »

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1st To Die

Booktrack Edition
Women's Murder Club: Book #1

By James Patterson
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

Imagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose... Read more »

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The Iron Wyrm Affair

Bannon & Clare: Book #1

By Lilith Saintcrow
Narrated by: Moira Quirk
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes

Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or... Read more »

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First Grave on the Right

Charley Davidson Series: Book #1

By Darynda Jones
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

First Grave on the Right is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper.

Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal... Read more »

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Breaking Silence

A Kate Burkholder Novel
Kate Burkholder: Book #3

By Linda Castillo
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

The New York Times bestselling series hailed as "gripping" (People magazine) and "compelling" (USA Today) returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.

The Slabaugh family are model Amish farmers, prosperous and hardworking, with four children and a happy extended family. When the... Read more »

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The Highway

A Novel
Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels: Book #2

By C.J. Box
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

The inspiration for the new ABC series Big Sky.

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.

"If CJ Box isn't already on your list, put him there." – USA Today

When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road... Read more »

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No Mark Upon Her

Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels: Book #14

By Deborah Crombie
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 12 hours 24 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished rower—on the Thames.

When a K9 search-and-rescue team... Read more »

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Strange Brew

A Novel

By Mary Kay Andrews
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

The winds of change are blowing, bringing gentrification to Callahan Garrity's funky Atlanta neighborhood. Though it probably won't harm her House Mouse housecleaning service, not everyone welcomes the rebirth. And when the body of a murdered microbrewer is discovered in the aftermath of a furious Halloween gale, suspicion falls on the aging... Read more »

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Ripper

A Novel

By Isabel Allende
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 14 hours 27 minutes

Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro, have sold more than 57 million copies around the world—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial... Read more »

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Remains of Innocence

A Brady Novel of Suspense
Joanna Brady Mysteries: Book #16

By J. A. Jance
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 12 hours 18 minutes

Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona’s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.

An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In... Read more »

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Angel Killer

A Jessica Blackwood Novel

By Andrew Mayne
Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell & Fred Berman
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

In this self-published bestselling e-book by a real illusionist—the first thriller in a sensational series—now available in paperback, FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.

A... Read more »

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Lord of the Silent

An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense
Amelia Peabody Series: Book #13

By Elizabeth Peters
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 16 hours 9 minutes

Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody—Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's indomitable archaeologist-sleuth—once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

With son Ramses, his wife, Nefret, and a few unwelcome additions in tow, the elder... Read more »

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Death at Wentwater Court

A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery
The Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries: Book #1

By Carola Dunn
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

This first installment of a delightful cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment—and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is... Read more »

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Solomon vs. Lord

The Solomon vs. Lord Novels: Book #1

By Paul Levine
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes

Victoria Lord follows all the rules. Steve Solomon makes up his own.

Steve Solomon is the sharpest lawyer ever to barely graduate from Key West School of Law. Victoria Lord is fresh from Yale, toiling for an ambitious DA, and soon to be married. And Katrina Barksdale is a sexy former figure skater charged with killing her incredibly wealthy,... Read more »

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