The true American: murder and mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
The mad sculptor: the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation by Harold Schechter
Jack the Ripper: the forgotten victims by Paul Begg & John Bennett
Covert warriors [large print] by W.E.B. Griffin ; with William E. Butterworth IV
The Hit [large print] by David Baldacci
Fly Away [large print] by Kristin Hannah
Life After Life [large print]: a novel by Kate Atkinson
Gone Girl [Large print]: a novel by Gillian Flynn
Inferno [Large print]: a novel by Dan Brown
The Racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Daddy's Gone A Hunting [large print] by Mary Higgins Clark
Agent 146 [Large print]: the true story of a Nazi spy in America by Erich Gimpel ; foreword by Charles Whiting
Rules of betrayal [Large print]: a novel by Christopher Reich
The wolf at the door [Large print] by Jack Higgins
Pirate alley [large print]: a novel by Stephen Coonts
Deliver us from evil [Large print] by David Baldacci
Love me to death: a novel of suspense by Allison Brennan
All necessary force: a Pike Logan thriller by Brad Taylor
Secret sanction: a novel by Brian Haig
A perfect evil by Alex Kava
Free fall by Kyle Mills
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo
The blind man of Seville by Robert Wilson
Are you a fan of Sara Paretsky, Jeff Lindsay, Charlaine Harris or John LeCarre? Willing to share some of your favorite authors with other Mystery fans? Maybe it’s time to try a new mystery writer and you're looking for suggestions? Join us as we talk books on Saturday, July 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library’s Purple Room.
Our favorite reads this year from the Adult and Children/Tweens/Teens Librarians:
The age of miracles: a novel by Karen Thompson Walker
The art forger: a novel by B.A. Shapiro
The dog stars by Peter Heller
Before I go to sleep: a novel by S.J. Watson
City of thieves: a novel by David Benioff
Every day by David Levithan
The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone
The recent film Argo starring Ben Affleck tells the true but improbable story of a covert operation to save six Americans hiding in the Canadian Embassy during the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. The history of espionage is filled with many such hard to believe tales and the Library's collection has many great titles to pick from.
Double cross: the true story of the D-day spies by Ben Macintyre — What did a Polish patriot, a Peruvian party girl, a Serbian playboy, an eccentric Spanish chicken farmer, and a volatile dog-loving Frenchwoman have in common?
What could be more intriguing than a spy story, where truth is stranger than fiction or fiction incredibly true to life? Here are some suggestions for exciting reading material to "spies" up your life!
Operation Dark Heart: spycraft and special ops on the frontlines of Afghanistan--and the path to victory by Anthony Shaffer — Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer had run intelligence operations for years before he arrived in Afghanistan. He was part of the "dark side of the force"—the shadowy elements of the U.S. government that function outside the bounds of the normal system. Operation Dark Heart tells the story of what really went on—and what went wrong—in Afghanistan.