Mystery

Feast Day of Fools

Award Year: 
2012
Authors(s): 
James Lee Burke
Reader: 
Will Patton
Audio Format: 
Unabridged CD
Description: 
Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hack's investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors? The danger in the desert increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins.

The Reversal

Award Year: 
2011
Authors(s): 
Michael Connelly
Reader: 
Peter Giles
Audio Format: 
Unabridged CD
Downloadable Audio
Description: 
After years as a respected defense attorney, Mickey Haller continued his stellar career as a state prosecutor by convicting the infamous Jason Jessup with a brutal child murder. Now, 24 years later, DNA evidence clears Jessup of the crime. Convinced of Jessup's guilt, Haller calls on LAPD Detective Harry Bosch to uncover the truth before the killing resumes.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Award Year: 
2010
Authors(s): 
Walter Mosley
Reader: 
Michael Boatman
Audio Format: 
Unabridged CD
Description: 
Easy Rawlins, a young black veteran in 1948, only wants basic middle class respect. But that’s hard to get for men like him, especially when you’ve just lost your job and might be losing your house. So when a white man in a bar offers him good money to locate a beautiful French woman last seen in the company of a negro gangster, Easy agrees. As he descends into the gritty underworld of South Central L.A., with its mean streets, cheap hotels and black jazz clubs, neither the brutish white cops nor the shady “brothers” appreciate his intrusion. The web of corruption is wide, the mystery of the French dame deep, and Easy’s involvement is becoming increasingly tangled….

Voice of the Violin

Award Year: 
2009
Authors(s): 
Andrea Camilleri
Reader: 
Grover Gardner

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Award Year: 
1997
Authors(s): 
Agatha Christie
Reader: 
David Suchet
Audio Format: 
Abridged Cassette
Downloadable Audio
Description: 
In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered.

Vintage Crime Stories

Award Year: 
1998
Authors(s): 
Ruth Rendell, et al.
Reader: 
Patrick Malahide

The Third Man

Award Year: 
1999
Authors(s): 
Graham Greene
Reader: 
Martin Jarvis

The Breaker

Award Year: 
2000
Authors(s): 
Minette Walters
Reader: 
Robert Powell

The Naked Detective

Award Year: 
2001
Authors(s): 
Laurence Shames
Reader: 
Ron McLarty

Tell No One

Award Year: 
2002
Authors(s): 
Harlan Coben
Reader: 
Steven Weber
Audio Format: 
Abridged Cassette
Description: 
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible-that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.
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