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  1. 2.3 hrs • 2/7/2017 • Unabridged

    Did my brother kill your husband? Mitchum is back. His brother’s been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn’t kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim’s wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth—even if it destroys the people he loves. BookShotsLIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hoursImpossible to stop readingAll original content from James Patterson

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    Malicious

    By James Patterson, with James O. Born
    Read by Wayne Pyle
    2.3 hrs • 2/7/17 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.1 hrs • 1/3/2017 • Unabridged

    “Have you seen my cousin … alive?” Rejected by the Navy SEALs, Mitchum is content to be his small town’s unofficial private eye, until his beloved fourteen-year-old cousin is abducted. Now he’ll call on every lethal skill to track her down—but nothing is what it seems … BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hoursImpossible to stop readingAll original content from James Patterson

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    Hidden

    By James Patterson, with James O. Born
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    2.1 hrs • 1/3/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 1.6 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    For years, Frederick Lowell has quietly managed the estate of the revered novelist Edward Goodwin. Though the author of only one novel, that book has gone on to sell hundreds of millions of copies, keeping Lowell comfortable, as well as Goodwin’s ne’er-do-well and feckless children. Then word comes that a sequel to the novel may in fact exist, and Lowell becomes a detective, navigating a series of startling twists that take him from a Hamptons retreat to a state penitentiary, from a Westchester homestead to a decaying Southern hotel. The Sequel is Jeffrey Deaver at his finest, diabolically plotted and filled with rich characterizations. The Sequel by Jeffrey Deaver is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives.

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    The Sequel

    1.6 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 1.5 hrs • 11/29/2016 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night. When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee’s disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee’s husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs’ Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee’s disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body? Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers.

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    The Premonition

    1.5 hrs • 11/29/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.7 hrs • 11/15/2016 • Unabridged

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a shocking short story, where a chance mishap leads to the discovery of a weapon like no other in … Crash and Burn. On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force—Seichan and Kowalski—must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together—but even then, it may be too late. Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: yes.

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    Crash and Burn by James Rollins

    Crash and Burn

    1.7 hrs • 11/15/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 1.2 hrs • 11/1/2016 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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  7. 2.1 hrs • 10/18/2016 • Unabridged

    First published in 1926, this book is Cather's sparest and most dramatic novel, a dark and oddly prescient portrait of a marriage that subverts our oldest notions about the nature of happiness and the sanctity of the hearth.

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    My Mortal Enemy

    2.1 hrs • 10/18/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.2 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    One evening in South Florida, an author is dozing beside a swimming pool in when a stranger interrupts his peace. The newcomer, a self-professed fan and a literary agent of sorts, has a proposal for the author one that may shape the course of literary history. With just a few thousand words, this charming short story from Ray Bradbury may change the way you look at classic literature forever. One More Body in the Pool by Ray Bradbury is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!

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    One More Body in the Pool

    0.2 hrs • 9/6/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.3 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Two women have gone missing, and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch has a strong suspicion that an avid fisherman named Denninger is the culprit. Bosch needs something stronger than a suspicion to bring Denninger in, but all he has are a handful of photos—prior mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish. It’s not much to go on, and Bosch is running out of time, which is why he calls in FBI agent Rachel Walling. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open. Blue on Black by Michael Connelly is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!

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    Blue on Black

    0.3 hrs • 9/6/16 • Unabridged
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    1.9 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Joy Williams has a one-of-a-kind gift for capturing both the absurdity and the darkness of everyday life. In Ninety-Nine Stories of God, she takes on one of mankind’s most confounding preoccupations: the Supreme Being. This series of short, fictional vignettes explores our day-to-day interactions with an ever-elusive and arbitrary God. It’s the Book of Common Prayer as seen through a looking glass—a powerfully vivid collection of seemingly random life moments. The figures that haunt these stories range from Kafka (talking to a fish) to the Aztecs, Tolstoy to Abraham and Sarah, O. J. Simpson to a pack of wolves. Most of Williams’ characters, however, are like the rest of us: anonymous strivers and bumblers who brush up against God in the least expected places or go searching for him when he’s standing right there. The Lord shows up at a hot-dog-eating contest, a demolition derby, a formal gala, and a drugstore, where he’s in line to get a shingles vaccination. At turns comic and yearning, lyric and aphoristic, Ninety-Nine Stories of God serves as a pure distillation of one of our great artists.

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    Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams

    Ninety-Nine Stories of God

    1.9 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.5 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    From the renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams, a glimpse of college life on the eve of graduation. It’s the last day of the academic year and the students of a small Midwestern university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called “Crazy Night.” Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect—a bleak time for college graduates and dropouts, who have one more night to do everything before they enter a world that offers them nothing. “Crazy Night” by Tennessee Williams is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’ Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives.

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    Crazy Night

    0.5 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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    2.2 hrs • 5/23/2016 • Unabridged

    A violent tale of horror from award-winning author Laird Barron, the heir apparent to H. P. Lovecraft’s throne. Nanashi was born into a life of violence. Delivered from the mean streets by the Heron Clan, he mastered the way of the gun and knife and swiftly ascended through yakuza ranks to become a dreaded enforcer. His latest task? He and an entourage of expert killers are commanded to kidnap Muzaki, a retired world-renowned wrestler under protection of the rival Dragon Syndicate. It should be business as bloody usual for Nanashi and his ruthless brothers in arms, except for the detail that Muzaki possesses a terrifying secret. A secret that will spawn a no-holds-barred gang war and send Nanashi on a personal odyssey into immortal darkness.

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    Man with No Name by Laird Barron

    Man with No Name

    2.2 hrs • 5/23/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.8 hrs • 4/19/2016 • Unabridged

    From the bestselling author of The Tourist comes a tale where a young man struggles to find his identity. Olen Steinhauer’s crafty story, “The Start-Up,” begins as an affectionate recounting by Tom, a down-on-his-luck graduate caring for his sick mother and reconnecting with his awkward friend, Jerry McLaughlin. Jerry lives in a relative’s basement in Chicago, and over the intervening months the two young men contrive Jerry’s seemingly innocuous plan to become a super-villain in the spirit of Bond greats like Blofeld. Things turn dark, however, when Jerry’s plans find success, and he enlists the wayward Tom to help him expand his little start-up to the next level. At turns witty and diabolical, “The Start-Up” is a fiendish take on both the spy genre, as well as the dangerous friendships of Highsmith, John le Carré, and others. “Start-Up” by Olen Steinhauer is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all.

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    Start-Up

    0.8 hrs • 4/19/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 0.9 hrs • 4/19/2016 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times bestselling author of the Lincoln Rhyme series, a short story about Lincoln Rhyme solving a mysterious plane crash with no forensic evidence. A small jet with only the pilot on-board crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Local authorities are unsure whether the cause of the crash is a bomb or a violent storm. The case seems like it will be an easy one to solve for former NYPD homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme to solve. The evidence is inside the cockpit but there is one problem. The wreckage sits at the bottom of the Puerto Rican Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean that stretches to twenty-eight thousand feet. The plane can’t be raised. And there’s no way to get to where the evidence lies. “Where the Evidence Lies” by Jeffery Deaver is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!

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  15. 1.6 hrs • 3/29/2016 • Unabridged

    JOHN GRISHAM'S FIRST ORIGINAL E-SHORT  In this standalone prequel to his #1 bestseller ROGUE LAWYER, John Grisham tells the story of how Sebastian Rudd finally found someone he could trust to be his driver, bodyguard, law clerk, and partner.   Sebastian Rudd, rogue lawyer, defends people other lawyers won't go near. It's controversial and dangerous work, which is why Sebastian needs his bodyguard/assistant/sidekick: Partner. So if Sebastian is just about the most unpopular lawyer in town, why is Partner so loyal to him? How did they meet? And what's the real story of this man of few words who's as good with a gun as he is with the law? The surprising answers are all in PARTNERS, John Grisham's first exclusively digital short story.From the eBook edition.

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    Partners

    1.6 hrs • 3/29/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 2.1 hrs • 1/26/2016 • Unabridged

    What if William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski? The Dude has met the Bard, and he doth abide. Join “the Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild tale of mistaken identity, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in faith, really tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of errors and ninepins, told in five glorious acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable period prose. It’s already a theatrical hit and a worldwide viral phenomenon.

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