What are the best 2000s mystery books?

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    #1The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Jane Crawford
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a wonderful mystery novel filled with pain, love, and suspense. I felt every kind of emotion when reading, and only the best written novels can do this to a person. "
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    #2The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon)

    The Da Vinci Code is a novel about Robert Langdon's journey in finding the Louvre. He will face many challenges that includes decoding cryptic messages that involves Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. 

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    Crystal Parker
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Da Vinci Code is a mystery book centered around Robert Langdon's journey to find the Louvre. It's a mystery book in which hidden messages are found in Da Vinci's art, making it a great read for history fans."
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    #3Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)

    Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)

    The first novel of Robert Langdon character by Dan Brown is a thriller about an ancient secret brotherhood and their connections with the CERN, with an evil plot to destroy the Catholic Church. 

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    Johnny Hanson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Written by the same Author as The Davinci Code. A lot of people love this book. I'm not one of them. It's just so boring. I can't seem to get through it. I have started and discarded it three times already."
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    #4The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire is a novel about a computer hacker named Lisbeth. She is escaping an accusation of murders and she will only prove innocent if the journalist Mikael will help him.
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    Wayne Robinson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a great book that is the very satisfying end to the Millennium series. The focus is on the female protagonist Lisbeth as she has been accused of murder. Blomkvist is the investigator who works to prove her innocence, and he's an interesting character as well. I think this book is a gripping and enthralling read that will thrill fans of the series. "
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    #5The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final book in the Millennium series. This international best-selling fiction thriller book is written by Stieg Larsson, and it was first published in 2007.

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    Terry Brewer
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (Millenium) is a fantastic book and is one of the best mystery books for the 2000s it was written by Stieg Larsson and is worth a read."
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    #6The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones
    Susie is a 14 years old girl who has the chance of seeing how life goes on after she dies: she is able to see how everyone copes with her loss, how her family still has hopes of finding her despite being already dead and how the man who raped and killed her continues his life.
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    Ishan Dasgupta
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A very highly recommended book. It is very diverse and seeking in a different perspective. How life is going on and revolving without you and yet you see your demise; understanding the person who took your life for enjoyment is going through and how they cope with it. If you cannot read the book at least watch the movie! Book is well worth a read though 5/5"
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    #7The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler)

    The Alienist is a mystery book by Caleb Carr that tells the story of Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore as they attempt to solve a crime in 19th century New York. It is the first book of the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler trilogy.

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    Kathryn Guerrero
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Set in New York in 1896, this crime novel is riveting but also amazingly historically accurate. It was first published in 1994 and spent months on the bestsellers list. Therefore, while it doesn't quite fit this list, it's definitely worth a read!"
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    #8In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)

    In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad)
    In the Woods by Tana French is the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad Series. This psychological suspense novel is published in 2007. The story's setting took place in Dublin, Ireland wherein a series of murder incidents happened.
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    Zoe Sheng
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "In The Woods was very intense as well as emotional. This book is perfect for a person who loves mystery novels. "
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    #9The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game is the second book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's magical realism series for young adults, The Cemetery of Forgotten. It is translated by Lucia Graves and was originally published in Spanish in 2008.

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    José Guadalupe León
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I thought The Angel's Game was just like any other mystery novel. Nothing about it really stuck out to me. It certainly wasn't the worst mystery novel I read but I couldn't help but feel that something was missing to make this one stick out."
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    #10The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)

    The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon)

    After The Da Vinci Code, Brown returned to Langdon and to the success and intrepid adventures of codebreaking and symbolism. The mentor of Langdon, Peter Solomon a known mason, is kidnapped and, to rescue him, he must enter a world of cults and masonic sects.

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    #11The House of Velvet and Glass

    The House of Velvet and Glass

    The House of Velvet and Glass is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Katherine Howe which centers on the life of Sibyl Allston following the death of her mother and sister aboard Titanic. 

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    Joyce Hill
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book has some cool historical facts in it. I'm not as interested in the mystery and Titanic parts but I liked reading about that time period."
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    #12The Assassin's Mark

    The Assassin's Mark

    The Assassin's Mark is a standalone historical fiction novel written by David Ebsworth which centers on rebel General Franco who joins a group of tourists on one of the War Route's yellow Chrysler buses.

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    Reyansh Verma
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I recently read The Assassin's Mark and I think it has to be one of the best mystery books from the 2000s. The story kept me enthralled and I couldn't put it down. Great read! "
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    #13Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux)

    Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux)

    Swan Peak is a mystery thriller written by American author James Lee Burke, first published in 2008. It is the 17th book in the Dave Robicheaux series.

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    Diya Bhatnagar
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "It is a little wordy and has lots of characters, but the amazing pictures and descriptions put the reader right in the middle of the case. You can't put it down because it just keeps getting better."
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    #14Interrupted Aria (Tito Amato)

    Interrupted Aria (Tito Amato)

    Interrupted Aria is a historical fiction fantasy and the first book in Tito Amato series written by   Beverle Graves Myers. This mystery book is first published in 2004. 

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    Dylan Wells
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Opera, Venice, and all the sordid intrigue a guy could want to entertain himself over a long weekend! A fine historical mystery that kept me turning the pages. "
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    #15Medals in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Medals in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Medals in the Attic by Cathy Elliott is a fictional cozy mystery novel originally published in January 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the second book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Photo Album.

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    #16The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Deed in the Attic by K.D McCrite is a romance fiction and mystery novel originally published in June 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the ninth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Emeralds in the Attic.

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    Rose Dixon
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book is part of one of the best modern mystery series I've read. It's full of suspense and I just couldn't put it down. Something that bothered me a little though was that some things in the book didn't seem realistic and some of the language was a bit cheesy. Other than that, great read."
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    #17Emeralds in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Emeralds in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Emeralds in the Attic by Jan Fields is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the tenth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Wedding Dress in 2011.

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    Karen Webb
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I am a big fan of this series and Emeralds in the Attic was another great read. It is a good clean story that is suitable for all ages. The mysteries of Annie's Attic will keep you on the edge of your seat. "
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    #18The Night Guest

    The Night Guest

    The Night Guest is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Fiona McFarlane which follows widowed Ruth living in an isolated beach house after she received a visit from Frida claiming to be her carer.

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    Susan Russell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Yes, there are some aspects of this very well written debut novel that strectch believability, but in real life we see these things happen, and in the end I found it to be an engrossing read. Those of us that are growing older can certainly empathize with the aging Ruth and her evolving issues with both recognizing her onset of dementia and weakening ability to cope with it. In this state she is the perfect victim - isolated, alone, and (as we learn from her recollections of younger days), burdened with a "willing to go along" personality. Into her life comes the unexpected, "too good to be true" Frida, who's strong presence and assertive behavior Ruth willingly succombs to, blithely indifferent to Frida's increasingly invasive intrusion and control of her life. What I found unbelievable (but again, this happens) was Ruth's son's reaction to this sudden change of condition; He readily accepts Frida's thin explanations of her presence - perhaps too quickly glad to distance himself from concern about his aging mother's welfare. By the time he realizes his mother's risk, it is too late. In a sense, the ending was inevitable and no surprise, but in spite of that I found this to be a page turner. I literally read it in two days. Ms. McFarlane has talent; her dialogue is superb, catching the nuances of Ruth's confusion in the present and her vivid memories of the past. Cast against the cunning, illogical but seemingly logical arguments of Frida, she is helpless, carried inevitably toward her fate unable to cope with the strength of her predator Frida, as sure of her prey as the allegorical Tiger in the night Ruth hears, but never sees, prowling through her house. Aside from the story and the enjoyment of reading it, this is a representation of the world as it can be, where the weak are spotted, tracked, and ultimately fall victim to the predators in our midst. Sons and daughters, look after your parents."
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    #19Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Boxed In by Karen Kelly is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the eight book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Deed in the Attic in 2011.

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    Philip Butler
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A few problems with this solution. First and foremost, this novel was not published in the 2000s. The published date is in 2011. That automatically disqualifies it from Best 2000s. Secondly, the book is a self-published novel from an unknown author with tepid reviews. The result of these issues is a poor rated solution. "
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    #20Easy Prey

    Easy Prey

    Easy Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2000. This is the 11th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Certain Prey in 1999 and it was followed by Chosen Prey in 2001.

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    Roy Mills
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The 2000s were an interesting time, and this book was really nice. It offers a mysterious ambiance and good pacing."
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    #21Rag Doll in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Rag Doll in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Rag Doll in the Attic by Jan Fields is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2011 by Annie's Publishing. This is the seventh book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Boxed In in 2011.

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    Harold Berry
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you are really into mysteries this is one that will keep you on the edge. It's really interesting and it has a solid plot."
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    #22Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2008. This is the 18th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Invisible Prey published in 2007.

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    Miriam Palma
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I think it is time the author John Sanford focuses his attention elsewhere. The Davenport series has become stale and boring now."
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    #23Frozen Charlotte (Red Eye)

    Frozen Charlotte (Red Eye)
    Frozen Charlotte is the first book in the young adult paranormal series Red Eye written by Alex Bell which centers on Sophie who moves in a remote Isle of Skye following her best friend's mysterious death. 
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    Albert Silva
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Decent book with good reviews. It was made in 2012 but that counts right? "
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    #24Chosen Prey

    Chosen Prey
    Chosen Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2001. This is the 12th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Easy Prey in 2000 and it was followed by Mortal Prey in 2002.

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    George Collins
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Chosen Prey is the second of a three part series by John Sanford in the early 2000's. Though it's not my favorite it ties together nicely with the first book and sets up the ending nicely."
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    #25Tranquility

    Tranquility
    Tranquility is a standalone mystery fiction novel written by Laurie Gardiner which centers on support worker Sarah Scott who is trying to uncover the secrets in a dementia unit where she believes the new resident Edie does not have dementia. 
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    Diana Herrera
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A bit creepy, a bit nail biting, and you won't be able to guess what is coming. "
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    #26Hidden Prey

    Hidden Prey

    Hidden Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2004. This is the 15th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Naked Prey in 2003 and it was followed by Broken Prey in 2005.

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    Eric Crawford
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Lucas Davenport series is great and this is one of my favorites. I think everyone should read it."
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    #27The First Casualty

    The First Casualty
    The First Casualty is a historical mystery fiction novel written by Ben Elton. This crime and war fiction book is about a former London detective Douglas Konig. It is first published in 2005 by Transworld Publishers. 
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    Robert Meyer
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I like it ... a historical WW I (not II!) mystery about an officer shot dead while recovering form shell shock far behind the lines. Intriguing, no? I thought so. A great setup, and the author delivers. "
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    #28Map in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Map in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Map in the Attic by Jolyn Sharp is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the sixth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Rag Doll in the Attic in 2011.

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    Maria Burke
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I would put this book on the best 2000's mystery books for older readers. It is a part of a seemingly very long series, and seems to be geared more to older readers than the young adult or even adult audiences. "
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    #29Letters In The Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Letters In The Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    Letters in the Attic by DeAnna Julie Dodson is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the fourth book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by The Package by Sharon Dunn.

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    Edward Barnes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The letters of the title kick off a very pleasing mystery yarn. By page five I was dying to know what was going to happen, making this a true page-turner. It's a little shorter than 250 pages, so it can be read in a brief period of time and is perfect for a vacation. "
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    #30Dead Famous

    Dead Famous
    Dead Famous is a humorous contemporary mystery fiction novel written by Ben Elton. This crime fiction book is about an unexpected murder in a reality TV show. It is first published in 2001 by Balck Swan. 
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    Doris Welch
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This novel has a fairly interesting mystery dealing with a game show where a murder takes place. I did find that the story seems rather bland when compared with some of the newer options that are similar, such as Hunger Games. That said the story is still interesting, although I didn't think that it was great. It is worth checking out if you find the setting to be of interest. "
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    #31The Photo Album (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Photo Album (Annie's Attic Mysteries)

    The Photo Album by Marlene J. Chase is a mystery fiction novel originally published in 2010 by Annie's Publishing. This is the third book in the Annie's Attic Mysteries series. It was followed by Letters in the Attic.

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    Lisa Silva
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Photo Album (Annie's Attic Mysteries) is one of the best 2000s mystery books as it follows the two previous other books in the series written by Marlene J. Chase. These are very suspenseful books that have you hanging on to every word and it's great for that. "
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    #32All Fall Down (Embassy Row)

    All Fall Down (Embassy Row)
    All Fall Down is the first book in the mystery young adult series Embassy Row written by Ally Carter which centers on Grace Blakely trying to find out the truth why her mother was murdered although most people saw it was due to an accident. 
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    Emily Liu
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Great story, great mystery. Full of intrigue and emotion. Must read."
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    #33Prey of Desire

    Prey of Desire

    Prey of Desire is a standalone mystery-thriller novel written by J.C. Gatlin which is about the life of college student Kimberly Bradford whose life is in danger.

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    Timothy Morales
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A dark mystery that is spellbinding from the beginning to the end. I found myself immersed in the mystery, wanting to know more. Just when I thought I had the answer, the plot changed. Wonderful read."
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    #34The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham

    The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham

    The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham is a science fiction novel written by Norvell W. Page. This science fiction novel was published on June 5, 2007 by Baen Books.

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    Bryan Williams
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham is definitely one of the novels filled with mysterious thrills accompanied with courageous and adventurous actions. The Spider himself is an excellent plot developed by Norvell W. Page to describe how acompletely perfect crime fighter would struggle to achieve the ultimate outcome despite the great evil of other side. The battle between good and bad is portrayed in a shark and contrasting manner. Sometimes, when i want to escape from the reality of this world and just dive into the fantasy, this novel takes me to those boundaries where my imaginations transcend beyond the realms of fiction"
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    #35The Swimming Pool

    The Swimming Pool

    The Swimming Pool is a fiction novel by Holly LeCraw. It follows the story of Marcella Atkinson who fell in love with Cecil McClatchey and who later falls in love with his son after mysterious events. It was published in 2010 by Doubleday.

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    Jorge Bravo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This has everything a mystery reader craves. An illicit forbidden affair gone awry leaving one of the two lovers dead. Of course years go by before the murder is solved but of course the daughter of the man who was murdered finds some clues left behind and becomes determined to figure out who killed her dad. See what I mean it's already got you wanting to read it doesn't it? "
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    #36The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Brandon Lawrence
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Shadow of the Wind is the first book in the Cemetery of the Forgotten series. It's a coming of age story about Daniel who is the son of an antiquarian book dealer. I found the novel to be engaging and well written. After starting, I couldn't put it down."
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    #37The Worst Class Trip Ever (The Worst)

    The Worst Class Trip Ever (The Worst)
    The Worst Class Trip Ever is the first book in the adventure fiction series The Worst written by Dave Barry which centers on the adventures of Dave Barry and his friends from the Culver Middle School. 
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    Peter Perez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Worst Class Trip Ever (The Worst) is a really fun book to read. I thought it would be just a kids book, but I really enjoyed reading it myself. I thought the book was very creative and a happy read."
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    #38The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch)

    The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch)

    The Janissary Tree is a historical mystery fiction and the first book in Yashim the Eunuch series written by Jason Goodwin. It is first published in 2006.

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    Michael Stephens
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A detective mystery revolving around the late Ottoman Empire. the intrepid investigator Yashmin Togalu is tasked by the Sultans and police to solve the crimes they cannot themselves. The detective is witty and thoughtful in his assumptions, making for an enjoyable romp through political intrigue and swirling conspiracies abound. The intertwined historical aspects are a nice touch and help to engage the reader to delve further into the past of these fascinating cultures."
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    #39The Hockey Mystery (The Boxcar Children)

    The Hockey Mystery (The Boxcar Children)

    The Hockey Mystery is a children's mystery fiction and the eightieth book in The Boxcar Children series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. It is published in 2000. 

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    Rose Campbell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I am too old for this series. However, I gave it a quick read before I bought it for my niece and nephew. They like to read, but sometimes want to stick with comics and manga. My sister wants them to read more books, so I got this. They read it, so I call that a win."
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