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                                                          SHRINKING   by  Jack McDermott

 

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I do have a strong preference for literary mysteries and suspense novels that give us an insight into what motivates a human being to break character and do the unthinkable. I love an engrossing read that not only incorporates a keen story line and engaging plot, but also offers the reader a character driven and thought provoking experience.

SHRINKING, by Jack McDermott, braids all of these fine attributes with a provocative page turner, that is reflection of the anxious times we live in.

What should I read you ask? …We’re happy to present to you a comprehensive recommended reading list of some of the best mystery novels ever written. Our expansive online library  features a well organized  “Best” reading list that spans the mystery genre from contemporary best sellers to crime fiction classics. The lists will be updated periodically and we are very open to any book suggestions.

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1 Q 84 Haruki Murakami The Alienist  Caleb Carr
And Then There Were None  Agatha Christie    H is for Homicide Sue Grafton
The Third Man Graham Greene     The Shinning Stephen King
Vanished Mary McGary Morris        The Comedians Graham Greene
Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky      The Second Deadly Sin Lawrence Sanders
Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith         Rosemary’s Baby  Ira Levin
Mysteries  Knut Hamsun Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  Larsen
Presumed Innocent Scott Trurow     Faceless Killers Henning Mankell
A Place of Execution Val McDermid     No Country For Old Men  Cormac McCarthy
Gorky Park Martin Cruz Smith    Elmore Leonard Three Book Classic
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Berendt  The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
Mystic River  Dennis Lehane The Collector  John Fowles
Firewall Henning Mankell  A Time to Kill  John Grisham
In Cold Blood  Truman Capote Complete Gilian Flynn  Gilian Flynn   
Light From a Distant Star  Mary McGary Morris The Bone Collector  Jeffrey Deaver
Smilia’s Sense of Snow  Peter Hoeg  Shutter Island  Dennis Lehane
Dance Dance Dance Haruki Murakami  The Blind Assassin Margret Atwood
State of Wonder Ann Patchett The Lovely Bones  Alice Sebold
The Godfather Mario Puzo    The Quiet American  Graham Greene
Winter’s Bone  Daniel Woodrell   The Manchurian Candidate -Acting Edition  Lahr
The Onion Field  Joseph Wambaugh The Possessed Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Misery  Stephen King A Thief of Time Tony Hillerman
The Stranger Harlan Corben   The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco 
A Dark-Adapted Eye Ruth Rendell  A Morbid Taste for Bones  Ellis Peters
LA Confidential  James Ellroy Devil in a Blue Dress Walter Mosely
The Chill  Ross Macdonald The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris
The Doorbell Rang Rex Stout The Sun Chemist Lionel Davidson
The Dreadful Lemon Sky  James D. MacDonald The Ipcress File Len Deighton
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee The Killer Inside Me  Jim Thompson
A is for Alibi  Sue Grafton The Choirboys  Joseph Wambaugh
Suspicions of Mr.Whicher Kate Summerscale Judgement in Stone Ruth Rendell
Friends of Eddie Coyle George V. Higgins Get Shorty  Elmore Leonard
The Quiller Memorandum Adam Hall Fingersmith Sarah Waters
The Killings at Badger’s Drift Caroline Graham Where are the Children Mary Higgins Clark
   

 

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