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The Chatham School Affair The Chatham School Affair
By Cook, Thomas H.
1997-09 - Bantam Books
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Winner - 1997 Edgar Awards
From the author of "Breakheart Hill" and "Mortal Memory" comes an Edgar Award-winning tale of betrayal and passion. Destined to cement Cook's reputation as one of crime fiction's most exciting talents, this novel delves into the Chatham School Affair, a firestorm of tragedy that destroyed five lives. Through vivid portraits of a woman, a school, and a town, …More

The Shape of Sand The Shape of Sand
By Eccles, Marjorie
2005-12 - Minotaur Books
9780312352325 Check our catalog

A scandal catapults a family into the headlines--and near ruin. Nearly four decades pass, and still the exact events remain a mystery. When an old diary is unearthed, it finally seems answers are within reach--until a mummified corpse is found in the ruins of the estate. …More

Waking Raphael Waking Raphael
By Forbes, Leslie
2003-01 - George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
9780297829843 Check our catalog

La Muta, "the mute woman." Amidst a country rocked by scandal and corruption, inhabitants of the idyllic city of Urbino, Italy, birthplace of Raphael, are more concerned with a sudden outbreak of miracles than with politics. But what unspeakable secret lies hidden in Raphael's enigmatic painting? Its restoration will drive a living mute to a shocking act of violence and spark an investigation into …More

In Pale Battalions In Pale Battalions
By Goddard, Robert
1988-09 - Holiday House
9780671649456 Check our catalog

After her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for Paris with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin. But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold. …More

The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer
By Harwood, John
2004-07 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151010745 Check our catalog

A BookPage Notable Title
Harwood's tantalizing tale of suspense and family secrets weaves Victorian ghost stories into the present where they start to come true. This astonishing, assured debut shows just how dangerous family skeletons--and stories--can be. …More

Lucifer's Shadow Lucifer's Shadow
By Hewson, David
2005-07 - Delta
9780385338059 Check our catalog

In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins.
From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city's mystery and eroticism. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector's library. But when Daniel's …More

The House at Riverton The House at Riverton
By Morton, Kate
2008-04 - Atria Books
9781416550518 Check our catalog

This gorgeous debut novel is set in England between the two World Wars. The story of an aristocratic family, a mysterious death, and a vanishing way of life is told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept secrets for more than 50 years. …More

The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel of Suspense The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel of Suspense
By Pickard, Nancy
2006-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345470997 Check our catalog

Awards:
Agatha Awards (2006), Anthony Awards (2007), Dilys Award (2007), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2007), Macavity Award (2007)

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2007 Kansas Notable Book
2006 Agatha Award for Best Novel
Some of the leading citizens of Small Plains, Kansas, are determined to keep the truth buried when a long-ago murder resurfaces with devastating and deadly consequences. …More

In a Dry Season In a Dry Season
By Robinson, Peter
1999-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780380975815 Check our catalog

Awards:
Anthony Awards (2000), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2000), Macavity Award (2000)

Water is the essence of life. Yet during a dry season, when supply cannot meet demand, the precious commodity rapidly drains from a man-made reservoir to reveal a forgotten town that was sacrificed for the sake of water.A blistering summer has struck, and thirst has consumed the resources provided by the Thornfield Reservoir, unmasking the remains of Hobb's End, a small village at its bottom…More


 

The Thirteenth Tale The Thirteenth Tale
By Setterfield, Diane
2007-01 - Center Point Large Print
9781585478927 Check our catalog

Tell me the truth. It was a simple request, but one that shook the reclusive author, Vida Winter, to her core. She had spent the last six decades creating alternate lives that brought her fame and fortune, and kept her tragic past a secret. Tell me the truth. These words echoed in the heart of biographer Margaret Lea, for whom the secret of her own birth remained an ever-present source of pain. …More

Brat Farrar Brat Farrar
By Tey, Josephine
1981-04 - Bentley Publishers
9780837604459 Check our catalog

In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It …More

Brat Farrar Anna's Book 
By Barbara Vine 
1981-04 - Bentley Publishers
9780837604459 Check our catalog

From the pen of Edgar-winner Ruth Rendell's suspense-writing doppleganger Vine ( A Dark-Adapted Eye ) comes a sixth adroitly fashioned novel of insidious psychological dimensions. Anna, an uncompromising Danish wife stranded by her husband in 1905 London, slyly scribbles tales of her hateful neighbors, boorish servant and absentee spouse while awaiting the birth of a baby. Half a century later, prompted by a poison pen letter, Anna tells her favorite daughter Swanny a half-riddle about her true parentage, but refuses to reveal the whole story, which is entangled with the murder of two women and the disappearance of a toddler.