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From one of the smartest, cleverest, and most passionate authors I know, a story about a woman who works in the California oil rigs. The ex-wife of James Ellroy, Helen Knode is no stranger to the mystery genre, or to drilling--Knodes have been in the business for decades.

Jim Thompson Pop. 1280 (1964). The local sheriff seems to be a harmless buffoon. He gets no respect from the inhabitants, but he's beginning to resent their attitude. Mystery critic Anthony Boucher was one of the few critics who took any notice of Thompson during his lifetime.

The History of Love - 'Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.'

ANTARCTICA: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker. A scientist and writer who has traveled to more varied parts of Antarctica than anyone else alive paints a vivid new portrait of the most extraordinary place on earth.

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Chinua Achebe is an amazing writer. It is only fitting he'd have equally amazing book covers. Designed/illustrated by Helen Yentus

James Ellroy

THE GETAWAY (1972) - Bankrobber Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) means business with his Colt .45 automatic pistol - Based on novel by Jim Thompson - Directed by Sam Peckinpah - First Artists - Publicity Still.

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Because the Night: James Ellroy: 9781400095292: Books - Amazon.ca

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American Tabloid, James Ellroy.

Ruth Galloway is my very favorite character in a mystery series...find out what she's up to next--and how much she'll simultaneously annoy and entice DCI Harry Nelson--in Elly Griffiths next one.

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London and the single girl by Betty James

Monica Wood tells her true story growing up in small town Mexico, Maine--too quickly, it turns out, when she loses her father at a young age and must carve out a new normal.

Karin Fossum's BEST since The Indian Bride, this one will leave you in chills. Find out just how not funny some pranks can be...and don't let your 8-year-old go hiking alone.