Books about Cunning

  1. Fantastic Mr. Fox

    by Roald Dahl
    Wild and wily fox outwits three mean farmers in an epic battle of wit and courage.

    Mr. Fox is an anthropomorphic, tricky, and clever fox who lives underground beside a tree with his wife and four children. In order to feed his family, he makes nightly visits to farms owned by three ... (Wikipedia)

  2. A Game of Thrones

    by George R.R. Martin
    Epic fantasy tale of a civil war for the Iron Throne, with a vast cast of characters.

    A Game of Thrones follows three principal storylines simultaneously. Upon the death of Lord Jon Arryn , the principal advisor to King Robert Baratheon , Robert recruits his childhood friend Eddard ... (Wikipedia)

  3. A Storm of Swords

    by George R.R. Martin
    Epic fantasy battle for control of Westeros, with political intrigue and betrayal.

    A Storm of Swords picks up the story slightly before the end of its predecessor, A Clash of Kings . The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are still in the grip of the War of the Five Kings , , wherein ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Wolf Hall

    by Hilary Mantel
    A historical fiction about the rise of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.

    England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry ... (Goodreads)

  5. Take a Thief

    by Mercedes Lackey
    A young pickpocket must save the kingdom from a powerful dark magic.

    Skif's parents are dead, and he lives with his horrible uncle, who does not make much of an attempt to take care of him. Because of this, Skif turns to thievery so that he can obtain food. One day, ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Peril at End House

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective Hercule Poirot solves a mystery at a seaside resort, with danger lurking around every corner.

    Poirot and Hastings are staying at a Cornish resort. Conversing with Magdala "Nick" Buckley, Poirot believes that someone is out to kill her, confirmed when he finds a bullet that Nick had thought to ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Time of Contempt

    by Andrzej Sapkowski
    A young witcher's quest to unravel the mysteries surrounding the magical world of the Continent.

    Following their secret conclave (in Blood of Elves ), the monarchs of the Northern Kingdoms are secretly preparing to create a pretext for war with Nilfgaard, not knowing that the Emperor of ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Burning Room

    by Michael Connelly
    Detective Harry Bosch works to solve a cold case with a mysterious link to a dangerous killer.

    Harry Bosch and his rookie partner Lucia Soto are assigned the case of Orlando Merced, a mariachi performer who was shot in a crowded Los Angeles square and was paralyzed from the waist down. The ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Bel-Ami

    by Guy de Maupassant
    A man rises to power by manipulating the powerful people around him.

    The story chronicles the rise to power of journalist Georges Duroy from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris – most of which he achieves by means of a series of powerful, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. Les Liaisons dangereuses

    by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
    An intricate game of love, lust and manipulation as two rival aristocrats scheme to outwit one another.

    The Vicomte de Valmont is determined to seduce the virtuous, married, and therefore inaccessible Madame de Tourvel, who is staying with Valmont's aunt while her husband is away on a court case. At ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Traitor Baru Cormorant

    by Seth Dickinson
    A young woman's struggle to free her homeland from oppressive foreign rule.

    Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon. The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and ... (Goodreads)

  12. Casino Royale

    by Ian Fleming
    A secret agent is sent on a mission to defeat a dangerous criminal mastermind.

    M , the enigmatic leader of the British Secret Service , assigns James Bond , a young agent newly promoted to "007" status after killing a Norwegian double agent during the war , to bankrupt Le ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The 48 Laws of Power

    by Robert Greene
    A guide to understanding the dynamics of gaining and keeping power.

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy, New York Times, bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate ... (Goodreads)

  14. A Kiss Before Dying

    by Ira Levin
    A young man's quest to uncover the truth behind the death of his lover.

    Bud Corliss is a young man with a ruthless drive to rise above his working-class origins to a life of wealth and importance. He serves in the Pacific in World War II, and upon his honorable discharge ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Republic of Thieves

    by Scott Lynch
    An epic fantasy adventure full of action, humor, and intrigue.

    The book begins with the first meeting of Locke and Sabetha, the woman that he has been in love with throughout the series but who has not been introduced until this book. Sabetha and Locke meet when ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Death Note, Vol. 6: Give-and-Take

    by Tsugumi Ohba
    A battle of wits between a genius detective and a master manipulator, to decide the fate of the world.

    Although they've collected plenty of evidence tying the seven Yotsuba members to the newest Kira, Light, L and the rest of the task force are no closer to discovering which one actually possesses the ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Talented Mr. Ripley

    by Patricia Highsmith
    A young conman's descent into a life of crime, with deadly consequences.

    Tom Ripley is a young man struggling to make a living in New York City by whatever means necessary, including a series of small-time confidence scams . One day, he is approached by shipping magnate ... (Wikipedia)

  18. To the Nines

    by Janet Evanovich
    An FBI agent and a bounty hunter team up to take down a criminal mastermind.

    Stephanie's cousin and boss, Vinnie, has written the visa bond for Samuel Singh, an Indian immigrant working temporarily in New Jersey. Now he has gone missing, and his landlord, Mrs. Apusenja, ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Darth Plagueis

    by James Luceno
    A Sith Lord's ambition to conquer death, and the power struggles between Sith and Jedi.

    At long last, the, Star Wars, story of the mysterious Sith Lord Darth Plagueis and his apprentice, Darth Sidious, is revealed!, , ,, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER, , , ,“The best, Star Wars, publication ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. Morning, Noon Night

    by Sidney Sheldon
    A wealthy man's life is turned upside down when he falls in love with a young woman, leading to a series of unexpected events.

    The Stanford family is one of the most respected in America - but behind the facade of fame and glamour lies a hidden web of blackmail, drugs and murder. When Harry Stanford, one of the wealthiest ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    by Arthur Conan Doyle
    Reunited with his trusted companion, the legendary detective solves a series of mysterious cases.

    'Holmes,' I cried. 'Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?' Missing, presumed dead, for three years, Sherlock ... (Goodreads)

  22. Shall We Tell the President?

    by Jeffrey Archer
    A thrilling political espionage story of a possible assassination attempt on the President of the United States.

    A Greek man, Angelo Casefikis, enters a hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg demanding to speak to the FBI. Nick Stamos, the head of the Washington field office, tasks agents Mark Andrews and ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Best Kept Secret

    by Jeffrey Archer
    A thrilling story of political intrigue and espionage, culminating in a dramatic climax.

    The book picks up after the events in, The Sins of the Father, , with the House of Lords having to decide who will be the heir to the fortune of Hugo Barrington. The vote ends with a tie, which ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Eleventh Commandment

    by Jeffrey Archer
    A political thriller centered around a CIA agent's mission to uncover a top-secret conspiracy.

    The chief of the CIA , Helen Dexter, decides, on her own, to order the murder of political figures of other nations on the basis of their views on the United States. The book starts with the murder ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Enormous Crocodile

    by Roald Dahl
    A conniving crocodile concocts a scheme to eat unsuspecting children.

    The story begins in Africa in a large, deep, muddy river, where the enormous crocodile (the titular character) is telling a smaller crocodile, known as the "Not-So-Big One", that he wants to eat ... (Wikipedia)

  26. A Perfect Spy

    by John le Carré
    A British spy's complex exploration of identity, loyalty and betrayal.

    John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide ... (Goodreads)

  27. Right Ho, Jeeves

    by P.G. Wodehouse
    A humorous adventure of a young man and his loyal valet, as they attempt to outwit a nefarious scheme.

    Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    by John le Carré
    A retired spy is called back into action to uncover a mole in the British Secret Service.

    Control , chief of the Circus, suspects one of the five senior intelligence officers at the Circus to be a long-standing Soviet mole and assigns code names with the intention that should his agent ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Grifters

    by Jim Thompson
    A suspenseful crime drama following the lives of three con artists and their morally ambiguous actions.

    Roy Dillon is a 25-year-old con artist living in Los Angeles . At the start of the novel, he gets hit in the stomach with a baseball bat when a simple con goes wrong. He seems to be well but when ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Last Mrs. Parrish

    by Liv Constantine
    A woman's mission to gain the life she's always wanted by manipulating those around her.

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND A REESE WITHERSPOON HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK “Will keep you up. In a ‘can’t put it down’ way. It’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ with XX chromosomes.” —The Skimm ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Primal Fear

    by William Diehl
    A high-profile murder case takes a shocking turn when the defendant's multiple personalities are revealed.

    Martin Vail, the brilliant "bad-boy" lawyer every prosecutor and politician love to hate, is defending Aaron Stampler, a man found holding a bloody butcher's knife near a murdered archbishop. Vail is ... (Goodreads)

  32. Silken Prey

    by John Sandford
    Detective Lucas Davenport races to solve a crime and capture a dangerous criminal.

    Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When ... (Goodreads)

  33. Last Argument of Kings

    by Joe Abercrombie
    War-torn kingdom in chaos, as a ruthless ruler seeks to expand his empire.

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it's going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and there's only ... (Goodreads)

  34. Six of Crows

    by Leigh Bardugo
    A daring heist, a young criminal mastermind, and a race against time to exact revenge.

    In Ketterdam, the capital of the island nation of Kerch, Councilman Hoede tests a drug called jurda parem, lethal to humans and addictive to Grisha , on Anya, a Grisha Healer indentured to his house. ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Bone Collector

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A detective and a forensic specialist race against time to stop a serial killer.

    Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics – until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Day of the Jackal

    by Frederick Forsyth
    An assassin attempts to kill the president of France in a thrilling race against time.

    The book begins in 1962 with the (historical) failed attempt on de Gaulle 's life plotted by, among others, Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry in the Paris suburb of Petit-Clamart : ... (Wikipedia)

  37. Jhereg

    by Steven Brust
    A fantasy adventure set in a magical realm of warring empires and powerful sorcery.

    The novel opens with a brief history of Vlad Taltos and a description of how he acquired his jhereg familiar, Loiosh. Despite being an Easterner in the Dragaeran city of Adrilankha, Vlad is a minor ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Hannibal

    by Thomas Harris
    A psychological thriller about a renowned FBI agent and his pursuit of a dangerous serial killer.

    Years after his escape, posing as scholarly Dr. Fell, curator of a grand family's palazzo, Hannibal lives the good life in Florence, playing lovely tunes by serial killer/composer Henry VIII and ... (Goodreads)

  39. The False Prince

    by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    A young orphan is chosen to impersonate a long-lost prince in a daring plan to save a kingdom.

    In this first book in a remarkable trilogy, an orphan is forced into a twisted game with deadly stakes. Choose to lie...or choose to die. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. Obsession in Death

    by J.D. Robb
    Detective Eve Dallas investigates a serial killer targeting couples in the throes of passion.

    There's a thin line between hero worship and dangerous obsession...the explosive new Eve Dallas and Roarke thriller A crisp winter morning in New York. In a luxury apartment, the body of a woman lies ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Honest Spy

    by Andreas Kollender
    A German spy working for the Soviet Union during WWII struggles with his conscience and loyalty.

    During one of history’s darkest chapters, one man is determined to make a difference., In the tradition of, Schindler’s List, comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

    by Karen Abbott
    Uncovering the untold stories of four women who risked their lives as undercover spies during the Civil War.

    Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today ), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. The Luminaries

    by Eleanor Catton
    A complex mystery set in New Zealand's gold rush era, as a web of secrets and lies unravels.

    The story begins with one of the book's protagonists, Walter Moody, arriving in the smoking room of the Crown Hotel after having encountered a horrific sight on his boat trip to Hokitika . There, he ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Step on a Crack

    by James Patterson
    A detective searches for a serial killer, uncovering secrets and lies in a crime-ridden city.

    When a beloved former First Lady dies, an elaborate funeral is held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City . Many famous people, including actors and politicians, attend. During the service, ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Death Note, Vol. 3: Hard Run

    by Tsugumi Ohba
    Dark fantasy tale of a teenager wielding a mysterious notebook with the power to kill.

    Light is chafing under L's extreme surveillance, but even 64 microphones and cameras hidden in his room aren't enough to stop Light. He steps up the game, but before the battle of wits can really ... (Goodreads)

  46. Death Note, Vol. 9: Contact

    by Tsugumi Ohba
    Light and L's battle against one another intensifies as the forces of justice and evil clash.

    Light has always been confident in his ability to out-think everyone, but L's protégés are proving to be more of a challenge than he anticipated. The more Light mentally maneuvers, the tighter the ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Lies of Locke Lamora

    by Scott Lynch
    A band of con-artists in a bustling fantasy city, testing the limits of loyalty and justice.

    The Gentleman Bastards are masters of deception, disguise and fine cuisine. Father Chains, their "garrista" (leader), is a priest of the Crooked Warden, the god of thieves. He buys troublesome youth ... (Wikipedia)

  48. False Impression

    by Jeffrey Archer
    A painting worth millions is stolen during 9/11 attacks, and a woman must prove her innocence while tracking down the real thief.

    False Impression concerns an international journey through several countries and continents, including London, New York, Bucharest and Tokyo , and includes historical information about the September ... (Wikipedia)

  49. The Chancellor Manuscript

    by Robert Ludlum
    A former government agent is forced to publish a manuscript that could expose a dangerous conspiracy. He must fight to stay alive and protect his family.

    In the prologue the protagonist meets an ambassador of the United States who on the subject of his thesis which is rejected. The ambassador convinces him to display his thesis in front of the public ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Use of Weapons

    by Iain M. Banks
    A space opera of revenge, espionage and loyalty, woven together in a complex web of intrigue.

    The book is made up of two narrative streams, interwoven in alternating chapters. The numbers of the chapters indicate which stream they belong to: one stream is numbered forward in words (One, Two ... (Wikipedia)

  51. Red Sparrow

    by Jason Matthews
    A female Russian spy's mission to uncover a dangerous double agent and prevent a global disaster.

    In the grand spy-tale tradition of John le Carré comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer. In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking ... (Goodreads)

  52. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    by Ron Chernow
    Biography of the influential business magnate, chronicling his journey from poverty to riches.

    John D. Rockefeller, Sr.–history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Queen of the South

    by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    A thrilling story of revenge, as a woman rises to the top of the drug trafficking world.

    Guero Davila is a pilot engaged in drug-smuggling for the local cartels. Teresa Mendoza is his girlfriend, a typical narco's morra– quiet, doting, submissive. But then Guero's caught playing both ... (Goodreads)

  54. Noble House

    by James Clavell
    Epic tale of business deals, struggles for power, and the constant battle for control of Hong Kong.

    Noble House is set in 1963. The tai-pan , Ian Dunross, struggles to rescue Struan's from the precarious financial position left by his predecessor. To this end, he seeks partnership with an American ... (Wikipedia)

  55. The Most Dangerous Game

    by Richard Connell
    A hunter's game of survival and strategy, as he pursues and is pursued by his prey.

    Big-game hunter Sanger Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, are traveling to the Amazon rainforest for a jaguar hunt. After a discussion about how they are "the hunters" instead of "the hunted," ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Ipcress File

    by Len Deighton
    A British spy investigates a brainwashing scheme. Full of twists and turns, it's a classic espionage thriller.

    The novel is framed as the unnamed protagonist delivering his personal report on "the IPCRESS affair" directly to the Minister of Defence , thus making the novel itself the 'IPCRESS File' of the ... (Wikipedia)

  57. The Turkish Gambit

    by Boris Akunin
    Detective Erast Fandorin investigates a plot to sabotage the Turkish fleet during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877.

    The novel opens with a young Russian woman of "progressive" sympathies, Varvara Suvorova, traveling to meet her fiancé Pyotr Yablokov, who has volunteered to fight in the war between Russia and the ... (Wikipedia)

  58. The Kind Worth Killing

    by Peter Swanson
    A dark psychological thriller involving a murderous plan and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

    A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl ?” From one of the hottest new thriller writers, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. A Game of Thrones #1

    by Daniel Abraham
    Epic fantasy of power struggles in a world of knights and dragons.

    A New York Times bestselling epic. A blockbuster TV series. And now, George R. R. Martin’s breathtaking fantasy masterpiece makes its powerful graphic novel debut—with all the majesty, intrigue, ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Broker

    by John Grisham
    A lawyer on the run from the FBI and CIA must use his expertise to help them uncover a powerful conspiracy.

    Joel Backman is "the Broker," a considered to be one of the most powerful lobbyists in Washington, D.C. . However, Backman's life falls apart when a deal collapses involving a hacked spy satellite ... (Wikipedia)

  61. The Pagan Lord

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A tale of revenge and loyalty as a Saxon warrior fights to reclaim his birthright.

    There have been ten years of relative peace on the island of Britain between the Saxons and the Danes. Uhtred disowns his elder son Uhtred because he has just taken vows to become a Christian priest. ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief

    by Maurice Leblanc
    An infamous gentleman-thief outwits law enforcement, outmaneuvering adversaries.

    Librarian note: This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780143104865. The suave adventures of a gentleman rogue—a French Thomas Crown Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth ... (Goodreads)

  63. A Song of Shadows

    by John Connolly
    Private detective Charlie Parker investigates a series of murders in a small town, uncovering dark secrets and confronting his own past.

    Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II in this “all-out thrill ... (Barnes & Noble)

  64. In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber

    by L.A. Meyer
    Jacky Faber is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship, where she must use her wit and courage to survive.

    The British crown has placed a price on Jacky's head, and so she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston to lay low. But laying low isn't in the cards for a spunky lass who ... (Goodreads)

  65. Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

    by Agatha Christie
    Amateur detectives uncover a complex conspiracy as they investigate a mysterious death.

    Bobby Jones is playing golf with Dr Thomas in the Welsh seaside town of Marchbolt. Seeking the golf ball he hit over the cliff edge, he sees a man lying below. The doctor says the man is fatally ... (Wikipedia)

  66. The Spies of Warsaw

    by Alan Furst
    A French military attaché in Warsaw becomes embroiled in espionage and romance on the eve of World War II.

    An Autumn Evening In 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district, he will ... (Goodreads)

  67. Prague Fatale

    by Philip Kerr
    Detective Bernie Gunther is sent to Prague to solve a murder case involving high-ranking Nazi officials. He uncovers a web of deceit and corruption.

    September 1941. Bernie Gunther returns from the horrors of the Eastern Front to find his home city of Berlin changed, and changed for the worse. Now back at his old desk on Homicide in Kripo HQ, ... (Goodreads)

  68. Lord Edgware Dies

    by Agatha Christie
    Mysterious murder of a peer of the realm, investigated by Hercule Poirot.

    Attending a performance by impressionist Carlotta Adams, Hercule Poirot is approached by actress Jane Wilkinson. She requests his help in asking her husband Lord Edgware to divorce her. Poirot ... (Wikipedia)

  69. The Hot Rock

    by Donald E. Westlake
    A group of thieves attempt to steal a valuable gem, but their plans are constantly thwarted by unforeseen circumstances.

    John Archibald Dortmunder is the thief whose capers never quite come off. Here, the released convict and his ride pal Kelp plot to steal the $500,000 Balaboma Emerald. The former British colony has ... (Goodreads)

  70. Heist Society

    by Ally Carter
    A group of teenage thieves join forces to pull off a daring heist.

    When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Too-Clever Fox

    by Leigh Bardugo
    A cunning fox outwits his prey, until he meets his match in a clever farmer's daughter.

    In Ravka, just because you avoid one trap, it doesn't mean you'll escape the next. This story is a companion folk tale to Leigh Bardugo’s upcoming novel, Siege and Storm , the second book in the ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Tailor of Panama

    by John le Carré
    A British spy enlists a tailor in Panama to gather intelligence, but the tailor's lies spiral out of control.

    Harry Pendel is a British expatriate living in Panama City and running his own successful bespoke tailoring business, Pendel and Braithwaite . His wife and children are unaware that almost every ... (Wikipedia)

  73. Strangers on a Train

    by Patricia Highsmith
    Suspenseful tale of a young man's dangerous encounter with a mysterious stranger.

    Architect Guy Haines wants to divorce his unfaithful wife, Miriam, in order to marry the woman he loves, Anne Faulkner. While on a train to see his wife, he meets Charles Anthony Bruno, a ... (Wikipedia)

  74. Retribution Falls

    by Chris Wooding
    A crew of airship pirates plan a heist, but things go awry when they discover their cargo is more dangerous than they thought.

    Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, ... (Goodreads)

  75. The Sky is Falling

    by Sidney Sheldon
    A journalist investigates a series of murders and uncovers a conspiracy involving a powerful corporation. Fast-paced and suspenseful.

    The main character of this book is Dana Evans , an anchorwoman for the press, who was also featured, though not as a main character, in another Sidney Sheldon book, The Best Laid Plans . The book ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Gentlemen and Players

    by Joanne Harris
    A tale of secrets and lies, as two men battle a deadly game of chess.

    As the new school year starts in September, Roy Straitley is looking forward to his 100th term at St Oswald's, where he has been teaching for 33 years. Having never married, he lives alone and has ... (Wikipedia)

  77. The Heist

    by Janet Evanovich
    A daring team of criminals embark on a mission to pull off the greatest heist of all time.

    From Janet Evanovich, #1, New York Times, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for, Monk, comes the first adventure in an ... (Goodreads)

  78. Sharpe's Company

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Richard Sharpe leads his company in the Peninsular War, facing danger and betrayal while trying to survive.

    The British Army attacks Ciudad Rodrigo, a fortress guarding the northern path into Spain. Sharpe and Harper lead an assault on the French. Unfortunately, Sharpe's commander and friend, Colonel ... (Wikipedia)

  79. Doctor No

    by Ian Fleming
    James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent and uncovers a plot by the villainous Dr. No.

    The sixth James Bond thriller from Ian Fleming’s typewriter. Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But ... (Goodreads)

  80. Death Note, Vol. 8: Target

    by Tsugumi Ohba
    Light Yagami has been framed for a series of murders and must figure out who the real killer is.

    Light - working as Kira, the newest member of the NPA intelligence bureau, and L - has nearly succeeded in creating his ideal world. But the years of uncontested victory have made him complacent, and ... (Goodreads)

  81. Some Buried Caesar

    by Rex Stout
    Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin investigate the murder of a prize-winning bull at a country fair.

    While on their way to a rural exposition in upstate New York to show orchids , Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin are involved in a minor car accident. On their way to a nearby house to phone for help, ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Moriarty

    by Anthony Horowitz
    A gripping tale of murder, mystery and manipulation set in the world of Sherlock Holmes.

    Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Professor James Moriarty—dubbed "the ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Queen's Poisoner

    by Jeff Wheeler
    A young boy's cunning and bravery help him survive a treacherous court full of secrets and danger.

    The first book in the million-copy,, Wall Street Journal, bestselling Kingfountain series from Jeff Wheeler., King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. Two Classics

    by Roald Dahl
    A collection of two classic children's stories by Roald Dahl, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach."

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator ... (Goodreads)

  85. Ghostman

    by Roger Hobbs
    A professional ghostman, Jack, is pulled back into the criminal underworld to repay a debt. But things quickly spiral out of control.

    I make things disappear. It’s what I do. This time I'm tidying up the loose ends after a casino heist gone bad. The loose ends being a million cash. But I only have 48 hours, and there’s a guy out ... (Goodreads)

  86. Mary, Mary

    by James Patterson
    A thrilling mystery involving a missing woman and the secrets she left behind.

    FBI Agent Alex Cross is on vacation in Los Angeles with his family and his girlfriend Jamilla Hughes (from, Violets Are Blue, ) when he receives word that a Hollywood actress has been murdered. The ... (Wikipedia)

  87. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

    by C.W. Gortner
    The life story of Catherine de Medici, from her childhood in Florence to her reign as queen of France, told in her own words.

    The truth is, none of us are innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici in this brilliantly imagined novel about one of history’s most powerful and controversial women. To ... (Goodreads)

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