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December 2006:

Ash & Bone  by John Harvey   -Investigative 

Beautiful Lies  by Lisa Unger  -Suspense

Blindfold Game  by Dana Stabenow  -Thriller

Carved In Bone  by Jefferson Bass  -Forensic

The Dead Yard  by Adrian McKinty  -Suspense

Death on the Family Tree  by Patricia Sprinkle  -Mystery

The Fallen  by T. Jefferson Parker  -Police Procedural

Gentlemen and Players  by Joanne Harris  -Suspense

Grievous Angel  by Jane Hill   -Suspense

Mad River Road  by Joy Fielding  -Suspense

Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death  by Jo Dereske  -Amateur Sleuth

One Last Breath  by Stephen Booth  -Investigative

One Last Look  by Linda Lael Miller  -Suspense

Sun Storm  by Asa Larsson  -Suspense

Train From Marietta  by Dorothy Gairlock  -Mystery


November 2006:

Angels In The Gloom by Anne Perry  -Historical

The Cleanup  by Sean Doolittle  -Suspense

Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart  -Romantic Suspense

Contact Zero by David Wolstencroft  -Spy Thriller

False Impression  by Jeffrey Archer  -Thriller

Final Paradox  by Mary E Martin  -Suspense

Forever Odd  by Dean Koontz  -Suspense

From Black Rooms  by Stephen Woodworth  -Supernatural

G'Day to Die  by Maddy Hunter  -Amateur Sleuth

Got the Look  by James Grippando  -Suspense

Hallowed Ground  by Lori G. Armstrong  -Private Investigator

High Heels Are Murder  by Elaine Viets  -Amateur Sleuth

A Killing Tide  by P. J. Alderman  -Suspense

Limitations  by Scott Turow  -Legal Thriller

Nine Lives  by Sharon Sala  -Suspense

No Such Thing As a Good Blind Date by  Shelly Fredman  -Mystery

Passionate Thirst  by Carmen Dean  -Vampire

Sinners and Saints  by Eileen Dreyer  -Suspense

Sugarplums and Scandal  by Lori Avocato, et. al.  -Suspense Short Stories

Turning Angel by Greg Iles  -Suspense 

The Wheelman  by Duane Swierczynski  -Thriller


October 2006:

And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander  -Victorian Mystery

Air Dance Iguana by Tom Corcoran  -Investigative

The Best American Mystery Stories Edited by Scott Turow  -Anthology

Black Tide by Peter Temple  -Investigative

Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin  -Thriller

Bone Factory by Steven Sidor   -Investigative

Dark Harbor  by Stuart Woods  -Suspense

Death Match by Lincoln Child  -Investigative

A Fatal Appraisal  by J. B. Stanley  -Amateur Sleuth

Guilt Trip by Ben Rehder  -Mystery

Hidden in the Heart by Beth Andrews  -Historical

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova  -Mystery 

It's Raining Men by Naomi Rand  -Investigative

The Killing Art by Jonathan Santlofer  -Suspense

Mary, Mary by James Patterson  -Psychological Suspense

Murder at the Washington Tribune by Margaret Truman  -Suspense

Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel  -Investigative

Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow  -Legal Thriller

School Days by Robert B. Parker  -Investigative

The Sense of Paper by Taylor Holden  -Mystery

Shadow Laws by Jim Michael Hansen  -Legal Thriller

Shark Island by Joan Druett  -Historical

Shooting Gallery by Hailey Lind  -Mystery

Sleep with the Fishes by Brian M. Wiprud  -Investigative

St. Albans Fire  by Archer Mayor  -Investigative

Tin City by David Housewright  -Mystery 

The Wall by Jeff Long  -Thriller



September 2006:

The Bay At Midnight by Diane Chamberlain  -Suspense

Bloodlines by Jan Burke  -Suspense 

The Camel Club by David Baldacci  -Thriller

Cat Breaking Free by Shirley Rousseau Murphy  -Mystery

Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley  -PI Mystery

Creepers by David Morrell  -Thriller

Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye  -Vampire

Does Your Mother Know? by  Maureen Jennings  -Mystery

Drive by James Sallis  -Thriller

Fever by Sean Rowe  -Thriller

The Grief Shop by Vicki Stiefel  -Suspense

Heat Signature by Lisa Teasley  -Light Suspense

Honour Among Men by Barbara Fradkin  -Police Procedural

The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard  -Mystery 

The Hunt Ball  by Rita Mae Brown  -Mystery

Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason  -Police Procedural

Kill All the Lawyers by Paul Levine  -Legal Thriller

The Monsters of Gramercy Park by Danny Leigh  -Suspense

Red Baker  by Robert Ward  -Mystery

Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson  -Mystery

The Sacred Cut by David Hewson  -Thriller

The Stranger House by Reginald Hill  --Mystery

Through the Darkness by Marcia Talley  -Mystery

Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka  --Suspense

Vanish by Tess Gerritsen  --Thriller


August 2006:

Bethlehem Road Murder by Batya Gur  -Investigative

Bluetick Revenge by Mark Cohen  -Mystery

The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston  -Mystery 

The Cadaver's Ball by Charles Atkins  -Psychological Suspense

The Color of Law by Mark Gimenez  -Legal Thriller

The Conjurer's Bird  by Martin Davies  -Mystery

Dead Dry by Sarah Andrews  -Mystery

Dive by Lisa Teasley  -Suspense

Done Gone Wrong by Cathy Pickens  -Mystery

Gagged and Bound by Natasha Cooper  -Mystery

Judgment of the Grave  by Sarah Stewart Taylor  -Mystery

Lifeguard  by J. Patterson and A. Gross  -Thriller

Locked Doors by Blake Crouch  -Thriller

Murder Passes the Buck by Deb Baker  -Amateur Sleuth

The Nanny Murders by Merry Jones  -Suspense 

The Only Suspect by Jonnie Jacobs  -Suspense

Panic by Jeff Abbott  -Thriller 

To The Bone by Mark Vann  -Suspense

The Palace Tiger by Barbara Cleverly  -Historical Mystery

Rituals of the Season by Margaret Maron  -Mystery

Shadow Man by James D. Doss  -Investigative

A Victim of Convenience by John Ballem  -Thriller

Weaving Shadows by Margaret Murphy  -Suspense

When the Dead Cry Out by Hilary Bonner  -Suspense

July 2006:

36 Yalta Boulevard by Olen Steinhauer  -Spy Thriller 

The Astral Alibi by Manjiri Prabhu  -Mystery

Badger's Moon by Peter Tremayne  -Historical

Bangkok Tattoo by John Burdett  -Mystery

Blonde Lightening by Terrill Lee Lankford  -Mystery

Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann  -Thriller

Calibre by Ken Bruen  -Investigative

Cape Perdido by Marcia Muller  -Suspense

Chill Factor by Sandra Brown  -Suspense

China Doll by Talia Carner  -Suspense

Crooked by Brian M. Wiprud  -Mystery

Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke  -Investigative

The Enemy of God by Robert Daley  -Mystery

Evan Blessed by Rhys Bowen  -Cozy

Faithless by Karin Slaughter  -Suspense

Field of Blood by Denise Mina  -Suspense

Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky  -Investigative

First Impressions by Jude Deveraux  -Romantic Suspense

Flesh and Blood by John Harvey  -Suspense

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula  by Marta Acosta  -Cozy Horror

He Who Fears the Wolf  by Karin Fossum  -Investigative

Last Witness by Jilliane Hoffman  -Suspense

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly  -Legal Thriller

Long Time Gone by J. A. Jance   -Investigative

Murder in the Rough by Otto Penzler (Editor) -Anthology

Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko  -Fantasy

Playing by the Rules  by Elaine Meryl Brown  -Mystery

The Side Effect by Bob Reiss  -Thriller

Split by Tara Moss  -Suspense

Straight Into Darkness by Faye Kellerman  -Suspense

TerrO.R  by Joseph Neuschatz  -Medical Mystery

Troubleshooter by Gregg Hurwitz  -Thriller

The Venus Fix  by M. J. Rose  -Suspense


June 2006:

4th Of July by James Patterson  -Suspense

Art's Blood by Vicki Lane  -Mystery

Badwater by Clinton McKinzie  -Investigative Thriller

The Body in the Snowdrift  by Katherine Hall Page  -Cozy

Bookmarked To Die by Jo Dereske  -Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Case of Lies by Perri O'Shaughnessy  -Legal Thriller

Dialogues by Stephen J. Spignesi  -Suspense

Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels  -Amateur Sleuth

Getting Hers by Donna Hill  -Suspense

The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette  by Raiko Raichev  -Mystery

Immoral by Brian Freeman  -Suspense

The Iron Girl by Ellen Hart  -Amateur Sleuth

Killer Swell by Jeff Shelby  -Mystery

Killing Rain by Barry Eisler  -Thriller

Killing Time by Linda Howard  -Thriller

The Mangler of Malibu Canyon  by Jennifer Colt -Private Investigator

Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger  -Police Procedural

No Man's Land by G. M. Ford  -Investigative

Pardonable Lies  by Jacqueline Winspear  -Mystery

The Perfect Paragon by M. C. Beaton  -Mystery

The Power of Three by Laura Lippman  -Suspense

Red Leaves by Thomas Cook  -Suspense

Season of Iron by Sylvia Maultash Warsh  -Mystery

The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives by Sarah Strohmeyer  -Suspense

Still River by Harry Hunsicker  -Investigative

The Stolen Heart by Lauren Kelly  -Suspense 

Twice by Lisa Miscione  -Investigative

Two Trains Running by Andrew Vachss  -Thriller

This Dame For Hire by Sandra Scoppettone  -Mystery

Under A Raging Moon by Frank Zafiro  -Police Procedural

Under Pressure  by Kathy Brandt  -Mystery

Vineyard Prey by Philip R. Craig  -Mystery

White by Christopher Whitcomb  -Suspense

Without a Word by Carol Lea Benjamin  -Private Investigator


May 2006:

Alibi by Joseph Kanon  -Thriller

All U Can Eat by Emma Holly  -Mystery

Always Time To Die by Elizabeth Lowell  -Suspense

The Architect by Keith Ablow  -Suspense

Black Fly Season by Giles Blunt  -Investigative 

Blood From a Stone  by Donna Leon  -Historical Mystery

Blown Away by Shane Gericke  -Mystery

Broken Prey by John Sandford  -Investigative

The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham  -Police Procedural

The Cane Mutiny by Tamar Myers  -Mystery

The Code of Love by Cheryl Sawyer  -Historical Romance

Dancing in the Dark by Mary Jane Clark  -Suspense

Deadly Housewives by Christine Matthews (Editor) -Mystery Anthology

Deep Sea Dead by Lori Avocato  -Private Investigator

The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley  -Suspense

Falls the Shadow by William Lashner  - Legal Thriller

Forcing Amaryllis by Louise Ure  -Suspense

Fruit of the Poisoned Tree by Joyce and Jim Lavene  -Mystery

Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner  -Suspense

I Right the Wrongs by Dylan Schaffer  -Legal Thriller

The Julian Secret by Gregg Loomis  -Thriller

Killer Takes All by Erica Spindler  -Suspense

Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox  -Medical Mystery

Map of Bones by James Rollins  -Thriller

Nothing Like the Night by David Lawrence  -Police Procedural

One Cold Night by Kate Pepper  -Suspense

Poison Heart by Mary Logue  -Suspense

The Practice of Deceit by Elizabeth Benedict  -Suspense

The Replacement by Susan Wales and Robin Shope   -Thriller

Strange Affair by Peter Robinson  -Police Procedural

The Stepmother by Diana Diamond  -Suspense

Thirteen Days by L. A. Starks  -Thriller

To Darkness and To Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming  -Mystery

The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt  -Historical Mystery


April 2006:

A Confidential Source by Jan Brogan  -Suspense

A Killing Night by Jonathon King  -Investigative

The Abbot's Gibbet by Michael Jeeks  -Historical

Bad Guys by Linwood Barclay  -Mystery

The Big Boat to Bye-Bye by Ellis Weiner  -Amateur Sleuth

Broken by Kelley Armstrong  -Horror

Burned by Carol Higgins Clark  -Amateur Sleuth

Charmed to Death by Shirley Damsgaard  -Mystery

Deadly Will by Marion Moore Hill  -Historical

The Death of Achilles by Boris Akunin  -Historical Mystery

Detour by James Siegel  -Thriller

Devilís Corner by Lisa Scottoline  -Legal Thriller

Digging Up Trouble by Heather Webber  -Mystery

Eight of Swords by David Skibbins  -Mystery

The Final Victim by Wendy Corsi Staub  -Suspense

The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess  -Mystery

The Greater Good by Casey Moreton  -Espionage/Thriller

The Innocent by Harlan Coben  -Suspense/Thriller

Midnight Cab by James W. Nichol  -Suspense

Not A Girl Detective by Susan Kandel  -Mystery

Oblivion by Peter Abrahams  -Thriller

The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters  -Historical

The Shooting Script by Andrew Klavan  -Amateur Sleuth

Shotgun Opera by Victor Gischler  -Mystery

Snakeskin Shamisen by Naomi Hirahara  -Mystery

Sojourn by Jana G Oliver  -Fantasy

The Thieves of Heaven by Richard Doetsch  -Thriller

Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein  -Investigative

To Catch A Cook by Joanne Pence  -Mystery


March 2006:

All the Flowers Are Dying by Lawrence Block  -Investigative

The Alpine Quilt by Mary Daheim  -Cozy

At Risk by Stella Rimington  -Thriller

Bark M for Murder by J. A. Jance, et al.  -Four Mysteries

Blood Father by Peter Craig  -Thriller

Bubbles Betrothed by Sarah Strohmeyer  -Amateur Sleuth

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson  -Police Procedural  5 bolts

Company Man by Joseph Finder  -Suspense

Countdown by Iris Johansen  -Thriller

Cut and Run by Ridley Pearson  -Thriller

Dead of Night by Randy Wayne White  -Mystery

Death of a Party by Carolyn Hart  -Cozy

Down and Dirty by Gammy L. Singer  -Mystery

Dublin Noir: Edited Ken Bruen  -Mystery Anthology

For Better or Hearse by Laura Durham  -Cozy

Getting Old is the Best Revenge by Rita Lakin  -Mystery

In A Heartbeat by Rita Herron  -Romantic Suspense

In The Company of Liars by David Ellis  -Suspense

In The Night Room by Peter Straub  -Horror

Killing Kelly by Heather Graham  -Romantic Suspense

Live Wire by Jay MacLarity  -Thriller

Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King  -Historical

Long Spoon Lane by Anne Perry  -Historical Mystery

Missing Persons by Stephen White  -Suspense

Night Laws by Jim Michael Hansen  -Legal Thriller

The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo  -Thriller

See Isabelle Run by Elizabeth Bloom  -Suspense

The Sign of the Book by John Dunning  -Mystery

Sonnet of the Sphinx by Diana Killian  -Mystery

Sympathy Between Humans by Jodi Compton  -Suspense

Unlucky for Some by Jill McGown  -Police Procedural

Valley of Bones by Michael Gruber  -Suspense

Watch Your Back by Donald Westlake  -Mystery

The Water Room by Christopher Fowler  -Mystery

With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George  -Detective


February 2006:

The Belen Hitch by Pari Noskin Taichert  -Mystery

Blue Valor by Illona Haus  -Suspense

Breakwater by Carla Neggers  -Suspense

Busted Flush by Brad Smith  -Mystery

The Closers by Michael Connelly  -Thriller

The Deep Blue Alibi by Paul Levine  -Legal Thriller

Fatal Burn by Lisa Jackson  -Suspense

Fleshmarket Alley by Ian Rankin  -Police Procedural

Hard Truth by Nevada Barr  -Suspense

The Headmaster's Wife by Jane Haddam  -Investigative

Hung Out To Die by Sharon Short  -Amateur Sleuth

Improbable by Adam Fawer  -Thriller

Into the Volcano by Forrest DeVoe Jr.  -Thriller

Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart  -Suspense

The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club by Susan McBride  -Mystery

The Magdalen Martyrs by Ken Bruen  -Investigative

The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth  -Suspense

Now You See Her by Cecilia Tishy  -Mystery

Obsessed by Ted Dekker  -Thriller

The Pandora Key  by Lynne Heitman  -Thriller

Privileged Witness by Rebecca Forster  -Suspense

Rosa by Jonathan Rabb  -Thriller

The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari  -Suspense

Second Site by W. Tapply and P. Craig  -Mystery

Skeleton Man  by Tony Hillerman  -Investigative

Sleeper by Gene Riehl  -Thriller

Suspicion of Rage by Barbara Parker  -Thriller

Video Cowboys by Yolanda Joe  -Mystery

Vodka by Boris Starling  -Thriller 


January 2006:

Bloodstone by Gwen Hunter  -Paranormal Mystery

Bone Thief by Thomas O'Callaghan  -Thriller

Window in Copacabana by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza  -Police Procedural

Criminal Investigation Detachment  by Don Bendell  -Thriller

Dance of Death by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child  -Thriller

Dark Eye  by William Bernhardt  -Suspense

Dark Side of the Moon by J. Carson Black  -Investigative (Interview)!

Death of a Bore by M. C. Beaton  -Mystery

The Delilah Complex by M. J. Rose  -Suspense

Feint of Art by by Hailey Lind  -Mystery

The Forgotten Man  by Robert Crais  -Thriller

Gargoyles  by Alan Nayes  -Thriller

An Invisible Woman  by Anne Strieber  -Suspense

A Killer Collection by J. B. Stanley -Mystery

To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas  -Historical Thriller

Mortal Faults  by Michael Prescott  -Suspense

Overexposed by Michael Blair  -Mystery

The President's Assassin  by Brian Haig  -Thriller

Shadow Family  by Miyuki Miyabe  -Detective

The Siren Queen  by Fiona Buckley  -Historical

Suicide Squeeze  by Victor Gischler  -Investigative

The Third Secret  by Steve Berry  -Thriller 

Under A Cloud by Eliot Sefrin  -Police Investigative

The Vanished Hands  by Robert Wilson  -Suspense