Fiction Notes

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Beaton, M.C.


Berg, Elizabeth

  • Durable Goods (1993)


Block, Lawrence

  • Hit Man (1998)
  • Hit List (1998)


Boyle, T. Coraghessan

  • The Tortilla Curtain (1995)


Buchanan, Edna

  • Margin of Error (1997)
  • Pulse (1998)


Burke, James Lee

  • Heaven's Prisoners (1988)


Burke, Jan

  • Goodnight, Irene (1993)


Card, Orson Scott


Carlon, Patricia

  • Crime of Silence (1965)
  • The Running Woman (1966)


Carter, Stephen L.

  • The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002)


Caudwell, Sarah

  • Thus Was Adonis Murdered (1981)


Chiaverini, Jennifer

  • The Runaway Quilt (2002)


Clarke, Breena

  • River, Cross My Heart (1999)


Clarke, Brock

  • An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England (2007)


Coben, Harlan


Connelly, Michael


Conroy, Pat

  • Beach Music (1995)  {***Spoiler Alert***}


Cornwell, Patricia


Cross, Amanda


Crowell, Jenn

  • Necessary Madness (1997)


Crumley, James

  • The Last Good Kiss (1978)


Dallas, Sandra

  • The Persian Pickle Club (1995)
  • The Diary of Mattie Spenser (1997)
  • Alice's Tulips (2000)


Davidson, Diane Mott

  • Dying for Chocolate (1992)
  • The Grilling Season (1997)
  • Prime Cut (1998)


Deaver, Jeffery

  • A Maiden's Grave (1995)
  • The Bone Collector (1997)


Dobyns, Stephen

  • Saratoga Headhunter (1985)
  • Saratoga Snapper (1986)
  • Saratoga Bestiary (1988)
  • Saratoga Backtalk (1994)
  • Saratoga Fleshpot (1995)
  • The Church of Dead Girls (1997)
  • Saratoga Strongbox (1998)
  • Boy in the Water (1999)


Donoghue, Emma


Doyle, Roddy

  • The Woman Who Walked into Doors (1996)


Dunlap, Susan

  • Cop Out (1997)


du Maurier, Daphne

  • Jamaica Inn (1936)


Ellroy, James

  • L.A. Confidential (1990)
  • L.A. Noir (1998)


Emerson, Earl

  • The Rainy City (1985)
  • Black Hearts and Slow Dancing (1988)


Evans, Nicholas

  • The Horse Whisperer (1995)  {***Spoiler Alert***}


Fairstein, Linda

  • Final Jeopardy (1996)


Finney, Jack

  • Time and Again (1970) 
  • From Time to Time (1995)


Flagg, Fannie

  • Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (1998)


Flynn, Gillian


Follett, Ken


Frazier, Charles

  • Cold Mountain (1997)  


Friedman, Kinky

  • The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (1996)


Furutani, Dale

  • The Toyotomi Blades (1997)


Garber, Joseph

  • Vertical Run (1995)


Genova, Lisa


Gibbons, Kaye

  • Sights Unseen (1995)


Gordimer, Nadine

  • My Son's Story (1990)


Grafton, Sue


Grant, Linda

  • A Woman's Place (1994)


Grisham, John

  • The Street Lawyer (1998)


Hamill, Pete

  • Snow in August (1997)


Hamilton, Jane

  • The Book of Ruth (1988)


Haruf, Kent

  • Plainsong (1999)


Hood, Ann


Hornby, Nick

  • About a Boy (1998)


Hustvedt, Siri

  • The Enchantment of Lily Dahl (1996)


Kallos, Stephanie


Karon, Jan

  • At Home in Mitford (1994)


Katz, Jon

  • Sign Off (1991)
  • Death by Station Wagon (1993)


Kidd, Sue Monk


Koestler, Arthur

  • Darkness at Noon (1941)


Koontz, Dean

  • The Door to December (1985)
  • Lightning (1988)
  • Dark Rivers of the Heart (1994)
  • Intensity (1995)


Lamb, Wally

  • She's Come Undone (1992)


Lanchester, John

  • The Debt to Pleasure (1996)


Langton, Jane

  • The Shortest Day (1995)


Lee, Harper


Lehane, Dennis


Lippman, Laura

  • Every Secret Thing (2003)


Lodge, David

  • Therapy (1995)


McCabe, Patrick

  • The Butcher Boy (1992)


McCafferty, Jane

  • Thank You for the Music (2004)


McCorkle, Jill

  • Carolina Moon (1996)


McDermid, Val


McMillan, Ann

  • Dead March: A Civil Way Mystery (1998)


McMillan, Terry

  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996)


McMurtry, Larry

  • Dead Man's Walk (1995)


Mina, Denise

  • Garnethill (1998)


Mitchard, Jacquelyn

  • The Deep End of the Ocean (1996)


Moriarty, Laura

  • The Center of Everything (2003)


Moseley, Margaret

  • Bonita Faye (1996)
  • The Fourth Steven (1998)
  • Grinning in His Mashed Potatoes (1999)


Nesbø, Jo


O'Connell, Carol


O'Farrell, Maggie


Palliser, Charles

  • The Unburied (1999)


Paretsky, Sara


Patterson, Richard North

  • The Final Judgment (1995)


Pearson, Ridley

  • Chain of Evidence (1995)
  • Beyond Recognition (1997)


Pekkanen, Sarah


Quindlen, Anna

  • Black and Blue (1998)


Radish, Kris

  • The Elegant Gathering of White Snows (2002)


 Reed, Barry

  • The Deception (1997)


Reichs, Kathy

  • Déjà Dead (1997)
  • Death du Jour (1999)


Remarque, Erich Maria

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1928)


Roberts, Gillian

  • Caught Dead in Philadelphia (1987)


Ross, Ann B.

  • Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (1999)
  • Miss Julia Takes Over (2001) 


Rowling, J.K.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1997)


Sandford, John


Schwartz, Lynne Sharon


Scoppettone, Sandra

  • Everything You Have Is Mine (1991)


Sebold, Alice


Smith, Scott

  • A Simple Plan (1993) 


Solzhenitsyn, Alexander

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)


Stansberry, Domenic

  • The Last Days of Il Duce (1998)


Stark, Richard


Toole, John Kennedy

  • A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)


Tyler, Anne

  • Back When We Were Grownups (2001)


Walker, Mary Willis

  • Zero at the Bone (1991)
  • The Red Scream (1994)
  • Under the Beetle's Cellar (1995) 
  • All the Dead Lie Down (1998)


Walters, Minette


Watson, Larry

  • In a Dark Time (1980)
  • Montana 1948 (1993)
  • Justice (1995)


Watson, S. J.


Wells, Rebecca

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996)


Westlake, Donald E.


White, Stephen

  • Privileged Information (1991)
  • Private Practices (1993)
  • Higher Authority (1994)
  • Harm's Way (1996)
  • Remote Control (1997)
  • Critical Conditions (1998)
  • Manner of Death (1999)
  • Cold Case (2000)


Wingate, Lisa

  • Tending Roses (2001)


Wolzien, Valerie

  • A Star-Spangled Murder (1993)


Woods, Stuart

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