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Christmas Mourning

by Margaret Maron
ISBN:9780446555807

North Carolina judge Deborah Knott and her husband Deputy Dwight Bryant are looking forward to Christmas until a traffic fatality turns out not to be an accident.

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Ape House

by Sara Gruen
ISBN:9780385523219

When a family of bonobo apes who know American Sign Language are kidnapped from a language laboratory, their mysterious appearance on a reality TV show propels scientist Isabel Duncan, together with reporter John Thigpen, on a personal mission to rescue them. An entertaining book that calls into question our assumptions about these animals who share 99.4% of our DNA.

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The Murder Room

by Michael Capuzzo
ISBN:9781592401420

Documents the efforts of the Vidocq Society, an elite trio of gifted investigators, to solve such notorious cold cases as those of JonBenet Ramsey, the Butcher of Cleveland, and Jack the Ripper, and details their work with the world's top forensic specialists.

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Let's Take the Long Way Home

by Gail Caldwell
ISBN:9781400067381

Traces the author's close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs, and Caroline's battle with cancer.

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Kings of the Earth

by Jon Clinch
ISBN:9781400069019

Alternating narrators trace the story of the three elderly Proctor brothers, upstate New York farmers whose hardscrabble rural life is brought into question after one of the brothers dies in his sleep and the two surviving brothers are suspected of murder.

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