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Which hard-boiled detective novel should I read?

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Thin Man Get Shorty Fearless Jones LA Quartet Bernard Gunther Maltese Falcon Easy Rawlins Road to Perdition Nathan Heller Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller
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Quicks Reads: Short Fiction

short on timeOnly have a few minutes to read at a time?  Why not try a book with short chapters, essays, poems or stories?  Short stories run the gamut from horror to romance and are perfect when you want all the intensity of a full novel but without the time commitment.

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Gentle Reads

gentle readsGood stories without graphic violence, language, or explicit sex.  These novels feature uplifting plots with wholesome characters mixed with a little humor, a little romance and a little adventure, including some by authors otherwise known for their less-than-gentle bestselling thrillers!

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If you like The Hunger Games….

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The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mockingjay

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Also check out this chart from Lawrence Public Library to pick the best Hunger Games readalike match for you!

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Stephen King readalikes

IMG_0217Stephen King is often called the Master of Horror with his knack for bringing to life the most terrifying of nightmares and placing them squarely in the everyday world.  His fast-paced plots, whether set in the real world or in peculiar fantasy universes, take the reader into ever stranger and more twisted territory.  His short stories, an often under-appreciated element of his body of work, range in tone from gruesome and surreal to inspirational.  Several of his works have been adapted as movies: The Green MileHearts in Atlantis, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, Carrie, Stand By Me, and Misery are just a few. 
 
And when you’ve read everything there is to read, what should you read next?  Try these authors…

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