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Perfect Sound Forever
The Story of Pavement

Rob Jovanovic

From their inception as a distorted lo-fi pop duo out of Stockton, California, to their mid-career re-incarnation as a five-piece slumberpop beauty machine, Pavement were a leading force in the indie art-rock music scene of the late 1990s. In Perfect Sound Forever Rob Jovanovic immerses himself in this glorious confusion, bringing together the stories of the people who were there as it happened.

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Shark Tank
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection

Tom O'Neill

Someone has shot up a drug house, made off with $100,000, and left five dealers dead. He also, helpfully, left his business card behind: James Sullivan, Attorney at Law. But James is no ordinary attorney. He’s a vigilante killer who is single-handedly cleaning up the seamy underbelly of the country: the drug dealers, arms peddlers, and those that work with them.

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In Your Face
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection

Scarlett Thomas

Following the success of Dead Clever, comes the second Lily Pascale mystery from Justin, Charles & Co., and Kate’s Mystery Books. In In Your Face the action moves from rural Devon to fast-paced London. Lily receives a troubling phone call from an old university friend who she hasn’t seen in several years. By the time Lily arrives in London, Jess is missing and has left behind a mysterious trail of clues.

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Blood Red Blues
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection

Teddy Hayes

Blood Red Blues is the hardboiled, stylish debut of an electrifying new series of Harlem noir. Devil Barnett has a special talent for eliminating special problems, a talent he's put to work as a CIA wet-ops agetn for fifteen years. But when his father is killed at his 125th St. bar, the Be-Bop Tavern, Devil leaves "The Company" to come home and run the Be-Bop.

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Weeping
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection

Shelly Reuben

"What seemed from the ground like a neat package that, at worst, had been subjected to some smoke and char was in fact Diablo’s House of Horrors, enclosed in a blue Tiffany box and positioned on top of the perfect dream house.
On the top of my perfect dream house.
I’d never seen anything like it."

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The Wrong Doyle

Robert Girardi

Tim Doyle – saloonkeeper, wanderer, womanizer, drinker – comes from a long line of restless vagabonds, extending all the way back to the notorious Irish pirate Finster Doyle, hung by the British on the Virginia coast in 1672. Down though the generations none of the Doyle’s ever seemed able to better Finster’s bad luck.

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Minos
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection

Marcos M. Villatoro

Sometimes the plans are simple. This time Bobby needs few supplies: rope, a pit, duct tape, and a dog. A sense of place. Technique. Actors. This is how he sets it up, in his mind, before anything takes place. He sees it clearly before anything has been done. He must begin with the character, for the character is the reason.

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Daimons

Nina FitzPatrick

Daimons are not demons. Demons are nefarious creatures that skulk and rage in the dark. Daimons are radiant beings that impart a pattern to people, animals, plants, and places.

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Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier

Edited by Boris Fishman

The idea of Eastern Europe as an outpost is both obsolete and uniquely timely, both a historical artifact at a museum exhibit and the headline of the morning newspaper. It’s obsolete because the business of statecraft — and the statecraft of business — has usurped the fluster of revolution, and the talk today is of garbage pickups instead of gulags, democratic debate instead of dissidents.

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Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams

M.J. Simpson

Don’t panic! Pack your towel, pour yourself a pan-galactic gargle blaster, and take off on a wild, no-holds-barred tour of the life and career of Douglas Adams, creator of the phenomenally successful Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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Blue Note Records
The Biography

By Richard Cook

Blue Note Records is more than just a label. It is the heart of jazz. It is Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins and the ubiquitous Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - all making their most significant early recordings under the auspices of the Blue Note genius.

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Sex in the South

Suzi Parker

The American South is a land of intrigue and mystery. To those who have never tasted her personally, a mention of the South often conjures Hollywood visions of debutante balls, hoop skirts, and a faint whiff of brimstone emanating from the pulpit.

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ReelViews
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Modern Movies on DVD and Video

By James Berardinelli, with a foreword by Roger Ebert

ReelViews, based on the popular film site reelviews.net, is unlike any other movie guide on the market. Instead of the usual cumbersome, encyclopedic histories of film offering a "star-and-a-sentence" overview of every movie ever made, ReelViews gives full-length reviews of only the best 1,000 movies from the 90's and beyond.

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White Male Heart

By Ruaridh Nicoll

Deep in the isolated wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, two childhood friends find themselves at a crossroads. Aaron and Hugh have been hunting wildlife together ever since they were big enough to shoulder their rifles and stalk the rutting stag.

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GIN: The Much Lamented Death of Madam Geneva

The Eighteenth Century Gin Craze
By Patrick Dillon

The London of Johnson and Boswell, of Henry Fielding and William Hogarth, was bursting with energy, enterprise and risk. It was also deeply mired in one of direst drug epidemics the world has ever seen.

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The Repo

Bill Eidson
A Kate’s Mystery Books Selection

Ex-DEA Agent Jack Merchant is living out his precarious retirement on the docks of Charlestown, Mass., surrounded by the revenge-minded dealers and punks he used to put away. All he's got is his sloop, the Lila, but soon enough he gets a visit from the repo man.

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The White Trilogy

Three complete novels
By Ken Bruen
A Kate’s Mystery Books Selection

Here are your poor, your tired, your hungry; your predatory crack dealers, your arsonists and rapists; your killers for money, for revenge, for enforcement, and for sheer ugly fun.

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Dead Clever
A Lily Pascale Mystery

By Scarlett Thomas
A Kate’s Mystery Books Selection

Meet Lily Pascale, London party girl and brash young thing, who throws in the towel on her job, her boyfriend and her London flat to move back to the wild coast of Devon.

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The Hired Gun

By Matthew Branton

Hard edged, fast paced literary noir from the author of The House of Whacks. In middle age John Decker is a man at the height of his powers and the top of his profession. He is cool in the most heated negotiations, calculating under pressure. He’s a contract killer, the best there is, possibly the best there ever was.

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