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Browse Book Lists
- Cedar Cove
- Downton Abbey
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- A Game of Thrones
- A Gentleman in Moscow
- Girl on the Train
- Gone Girl
- Harry Bosch Series
- Jane Austen
- Janet Evanovich
- Lillian Jackson Braun
- A Man Called Ove
- Nicholas Sparks
- Ready Player One
- Scott Harvath Series
- Mitford Years Series
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Comic Capers
- Dateline Africa
- Historical : 1920s-1950s
- Historical : America
- Janet Evanovich Readalikes
- Lillian Jackson Braun Readalikes
- Murder in an English Village
- Mysteries Can be Funny Too
- Noir Mysteries
- Popular Series
- Scandinavian Crime Fiction
- Scott Harvath Series Readalikes
- Set in Chicago
- Set in Florida
- Set in Las Vegas
- Sports Mysteries
- Short Stories
- WWI Mysteries
- Authors Who Are Lawyers
- Classic Tales of Mystery and Suspense
- Crimes from the Past
- The Girl on the Train Readalikes
- Gone Girl Readalikes
- Historical Suspense
- Hostage Situations
- Legal Thrillers
- Medical Thrillers
- Novels Based on Real Crimes
- Popular Mystery and Suspense Series
- Psychological Suspense
- Romantic Suspense
- Short Stories of Mystery and Suspense
- American History
- Chicago Baseball
- Civil War in Fact and Fiction
- Hospitals, Hope, and Heroes
- Laugh Out Loud Stories
- LGBTQIA Nonfiction
- New Year, New You
- Nonfiction That Reads Like Fiction
- Post-Grad Survival: A Guide to Your 20s and 30s
- Recent Books on the Civil War
- True Adventure
- True Crime
- True Crime Chicago Style
- True Crime: Lost & Stolen Art
- True Stories of the Downton Abbey Era
- World War I
- World War II