Books about Uncovering The Truth

  1. The Cold Six Thousand

    by James Ellroy
    A dark and violent novel that follows the lives of corrupt law enforcement officials and organized crime figures in the aftermath of JFK's assassination.

    The story begins on November 22, 1963, in Dallas , minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy , and continues for roughly five years. Ward Littell, former Federal Bureau of Investigation ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Trunk Music

    by Michael Connelly
    Detective investigates a murder in Hollywood, uncovering secrets and lies.

    A body found in the trunk of a Rolls Royce seems to have connections with the mob and leads Bosch and his investigation to Las Vegas . It's Harry Bosch's first case after being transferred to the ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Death on the Nile

    by Agatha Christie
    A detective investigates a murder aboard a luxury cruise ship, uncovering hidden secrets.

    Agatha Christie's most daring travel mystery. The tranquility of a lovely cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    by Agatha Christie
    A classic murder mystery, uncovering the truth behind a suspicious death.

    On the morning of 18 July, the household at Styles Court wakes to the discovery that Emily Inglethorp, the elderly owner, has died. She had been poisoned with strychnine . Arthur Hastings, a soldier ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Secret Place

    by Tana French
    A murder investigation leads to a girls boarding school, uncovering dark secrets and powerful emotions.

    Much of the novel takes place at St. Kilda's, a girls' boarding school in Dublin. The chapters alternate between the points of view of detective Stephen Moran and the students of St. Kilda's. The key ... (Wikipedia)

  6. White Jazz

    by James Ellroy
    A gritty and violent crime novel set in 1950s Los Angeles, following a corrupt cop's descent into madness and murder.

    Dave Klein is a lieutenant in the LAPD 's vice unit . He has a sister named Meg, with whom he shares an incestuous attraction, and performs contract killings for the mob to cover the costs for law ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Black Dahlia

    by James Ellroy
    A 1940s Los Angeles detective story, exploring the depths of a gruesome unsolved murder.

    On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia—and so begins the greatest manhunt in California ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Daughter of Time

    by Josephine Tey
    Detective investigates the mystery of King Richard III, uncovering the truth behind his reputation.

    Alan Grant, Scotland Yard Inspector (a character who also appears in five other novels by the same author) is feeling bored while confined to bed in hospital with a broken leg. Marta Hallard, an ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Poirot Investigates

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective Hercule Poirot solves mysteries using his "little grey cells" of logic and reasoning.

    First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond... then came the “suicide” that was murder... the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat...a suspicious death in a locked gun room... a ... (Goodreads)

  10. Witch Week

    by Diana Wynne Jones
    A magical world of witchcraft, set in a school full of secrets.

    Witch Week is set in an alternative modern-day Great Britain, identical to our world except for the presence of witchcraft. Despite witches being common, witchcraft is illegal and punishable by death ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Vanish

    by Tess Gerritsen
    A gripping and suspenseful thriller, exposing the secrets of a sinister cult.

    A blessed event becomes a nightmare for pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli when she finds herself on the wrong side of a hostage crisis in this timely and relentless thriller from the, New York ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Mystery of the Yellow Room

    by Gaston Leroux
    A locked-room murder mystery where the victim is found in a room locked from the inside.

    Reporter and amateur sleuth Joseph Rouletabille is sent to investigate a criminal case at the Château du Glandier and takes along his friend the lawyer Sainclair, who narrates. Mathilde Stangerson , ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Decagon House Murders

    by Yukito Ayatsuji
    Ten students visit a remote island to renovate a house, but soon find themselves trapped in a deadly game of murder.

    Seven students, members of their university's mystery club, decide to spend a week-long vacation on Tsunojima Island off the coast of Japan. Six months earlier the owner of the island was brutally ... (Wikipedia)

  14. The Big Nowhere

    by James Ellroy
    A crime noir set in 1950s Los Angeles, unraveling a web of corruption and violence.

    The plot is about three characters; L.A. Deputy Sheriff Danny Upshaw investigates a brutal sex murder which becomes a string of killings, working outside the law in his efforts to catch him. Turner ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Hallowe'en Party

    by Agatha Christie
    Detective attempts to solve the mysterious death of a child at a Hallowe'en party.

    At a Hallowe'en party held at Rowena Drake's home in Woodleigh Common, thirteen-year-old Joyce Reynolds tells everyone attending she had once seen a murder, but had not realised it was one until ... (Wikipedia)

  16. In a Dark, Dark Wood

    by Ruth Ware
    A woman discovers the secrets of her past while attending a weekend getaway with old friends.

    In a dark, dark wood Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back. There was a dark, dark house Until, out of the blue, an invitation to ... (Goodreads)

  17. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

    by Alan Bradley
    A young girl's detective work uncovers a sinister mystery in a small English village.

    It's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce - an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving - is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a ... (Goodreads)

  18. Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    by Bill O'Reilly
    Investigation into the mysterious death of General George S. Patton, and the implications of its cover-up.

    Readers around the world have thrilled to, Killing Lincoln,, Killing Kennedy, and, Killing Jesus,—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Mask of Dimitrios

    by Eric Ambler
    A mystery novel following the investigation of the life and death of a notorious criminal, Dimitrios.

    A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers. At first merely curious to ... (Goodreads)

  20. Callander Square

    by Anne Perry
    Private Investigator investigating a mysterious murder in Victorian London.

    Murders just don’t happen in fashionable areas like Callander Square–but these two have. The police are totally baffled. Pretty, young Charlotte Ellison Pitt, however, is curious. Inspector Pitt’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. The Gods of Gotham

    by Lyndsay Faye
    A police officer investigates the crime-ridden streets of 1840s New York City.

    1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever. Timothy Wilde tends bar near the ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Accident

    by Chris Pavone
    A literary thriller about a manuscript that reveals a dangerous secret, leading to a deadly chase across Europe.

    From the author of the, New York Times,-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning, The Expats, As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, ... (Goodreads)

  23. Shutter Island

    by Dennis Lehane
    A U.S. Marshal investigates a psychiatric hospital on a remote island, uncovering chilling secrets and an unexpected truth.

    In 1954, widower U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, go on a ferry boat to Shutter Island, the home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane, to investigate ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The House at Sea's End

    by Elly Griffiths
    A former police detective investigates a mysterious death in a quiet beach community.

    Ruth Galloway has just returned from maternity leave and is struggling to juggle work and motherhood. When a team from the University of North Norfolk, investigating coastal erosion, finds six bodies ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Farm

    by Tom Rob Smith
    A thrilling psychological drama about a family's secrets and lies, and a son's search for the truth.

    Until the moment he received a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful, well-deserved retirement. They had sold their home and business in London, and ... (Goodreads)

  26. Seed

    by Ania Ahlborn
    A family moves to a remote farm to start anew, but the land has a dark history that threatens to consume them.

    Fans of Stephen King, Jack Kilborn, and Blake Crouch… prepare to meet the Devil. In the vine-twisted swamps of Louisiana, the shadows have teeth. Jack Winter has spent his entire life running from ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Night Stalker

    by Chris Carter
    Detective Robert Hunter and his partner track down a sadistic serial killer who preys on women in Los Angeles.

    An unidentified female body is brought into the Los Angeles County morgue. The cause of death is still unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her most intimate parts have been ... (Goodreads)

  28. Mr. Murder

    by Dean Koontz
    A bestselling author's life is turned upside down when a doppelganger takes over his life. He must fight to reclaim his identity and protect his family.

    Bestselling mystery writer Marty Stillwater was recording himself one day when he realized that he was saying "I need..." repeatedly. When he rewound the recording he found that he had been ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Stalking Jack the Ripper

    by Kerri Maniscalco
    A young woman's pursuit of a serial killer in Victorian London.

    INSTANT #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER, A deliciously creepy horror novel with a story line inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...,Seventeen-year-old Audrey ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. The Blue Nowhere

    by Jeffery Deaver
    A hacker helps the police catch a serial killer who uses the internet to select and stalk his victims.

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector and The Bone Collector featuring popular forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, delivers a masterful thriller about a psychotic ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Maids of Misfortune

    by M. Louisa Locke
    In Victorian San Francisco, a boardinghouse owner becomes an amateur detective to solve a murder mystery.

    It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is ... (Goodreads)

  32. Miracle Cure

    by Harlan Coben
    Two doctors discover a cure for AIDS, but their breakthrough leads to a deadly conspiracy.

    They're one of the country's most telegenic couples: beloved TV journalist Sara Lowell and New York's hottest basketball star, Michael Silverman. Their family and social connections tie them to the ... (Goodreads)

  33. Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came

    by M.C. Beaton
    Agatha Raisin investigates a murder during a flood in a small English village.

    Marital bliss was short-lived for Agatha Raisin. Her marriage to James Lacey was a disaster from the beginning, and in the end, he left her-not for another woman, but for God. After having been ... (Goodreads)

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