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The art thief

a true story of love, crime, and a dangerous obsession
"For centuries, works of art have been stolen in countless ways from all over the world, but no one has been quite as successful at it as the master thief St?phane Breitwieser. Carrying out more than two hundred heists over nearly ten years-in museums and cathedrals all over Europe-Breitwieser, along with his girlfriend who worked as his lookout, stole more than three hundred objects, until it all fell apart in spectacular fashion. In The Art Thief, Michael Finkel brings us into Breitwieser's strange and fascinating world. Unlike most thieves, he never stole for money, keeping all his treasures in a single room where he could admire them to his heart's content. Possessed of a remarkable athleticism and an innate ability to assess practically any security system, Breitwieser managed to pull off a breathtakingly number of audacious thefts. Yet these strange talents bred a growing disregard for risk and an addict's need to score, leading Breitwieser to ignore his girlfriend's pleas to stop-until one final act of hubris brought everything crashing down"--Provided by publisher.

The perfect stranger

Journalist Leah Stevens decides to move to rural Pennsylvania with her old friend Emmy Grey for a new start, but her plans are threatened when a woman with an strange resemblance to Leah is assaulted nearby, and Emmy disappears days later. Leah pairs up with handsome police officer Kyle Donovan to investigate and the policeman begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey leaving Leah's credibility in question.

Nothing bad is going to happen

When sixteen-year-old Kippy finds her boyfriend clinging to life and everyone in town assumes it was an attempted suicide, she must find the culprit who wanted him dead, all the while still haunted by the near-death experience of her last attempt at amateur sleuthing.

I stop somewhere

"After she is raped and murdered, fifteen-year-old Ellie Frias, who felt invisible in life, finds herself caught in Hollow Oaks, New York, observing other brutal attacks, the police investigation, and more"--Provided by publisher.

The box in the woods

After solving the greatest unsolved mystery of the century, Stevie Bell goes undercover as a camp counselor to investigate the strange going-ons at Camp Wonder Falls--the site of the infamous "Box in the Woods" murders.

The best new true crime stories

Focusing on life in small towns, this is a collection of true murder stories, criminal case studies, and more from authors of true crime, crime fiction, and others.

Some shall break

Travis Bell and Emma Lewis reunite to help the FBI capture a serial killer in Pittsburgh, and they must again turn to a notorious teenage sociopath and his twin sister for help finding the murderer.

Farm crimes!

"It's a beautiful fall day at the farm when the animals realize someone is missing...again! Cow is nowhere to be found, and her calves can't say where she is, so Hen, Sheep, Raccoon, and Pig call in Inspector Billiam Van Hoof, the world's best (and only) goat detective. The farm animals are certain Cow has been kidnapped, and clues lead them to some conspiratorial conclusions. Could a crop circle mean she was abducted by aliens? Did the farmer put her in a trailer to be sold, or worse--turned into a hamburger? But when Cow returns, they realize a celebration is in order (and that the answer was right in front of them all along)"--Provided by publisher.

Drone strike

a sniper novel
"On a classified mission to help the Israeli Defense Forces stop a Syrian and Hezbollah invasion to seize the Golan Heights, Ranger sniper Vick Harwood and his spotter go deep undercover. Operating with limited support from the American and Israeli governments, Vick is out on the edge. Alessandra Cavezza, Director of Operations in Syria for the Italian UN Commission for Refugees, is moving families out of an embattled neighborhood. The nearly vacant suburb has been a haven for anti-Assad forces, ISIS militants, and Russian private military contractors. As she crawls into the basement of a home to help find a young girl's doll, she finds a secret room that has detailed descriptions of unthinkable attacks on the United States, and falls into the hands of a madman: Jasar Tankian, Lebanese mastermind behind the plots"--Provided by publisher.

Clark and Division

"Chicago, 1944: twenty-year-old Aki Ito and her parents have just been released from Manzanar, the California concentration camp where they have been 'interned' by the US government since the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, together with thousands of other Japanese Americans. The life the Itos were forced to leave behind is gone; instead, they are being resettled in Chicago, where Aki's older sister, Rose, was sent months earlier as a forerunner of the new Japanese American neighborhood near Clark and Division streets. But on the eve of the Ito family's reunion, Rose is killed by a subway train. Aki, who worshipped her sister, is stunned. Officials are ruling Rose's death a suicide, in part because the coroner's examination revealed Rose had recently had an abortion. Aki cannot believe her perfect, polished, and optimistic sister would end her life--nor can she imagine Rose carelessly getting pregnant. Her instinct tells her there is much more to the story, and she knows she is the only person who could ever learn the truth. Based on a true crime that terrorized the resettled Japanese American community in Chicago, and inspired by historical events, [this book] infuses a . . . real crime fiction plot with . . . period details and . . . personal stories [the author] has gleaned from thirty years of research and archival work in Japanese American history"--Provided by publisher.


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