The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Friday, December 20, 2019

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 6th, and runs until Saturday, January 11th.  Cook books are featured.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #8

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December - Mysteries

Elevator Pitch 
Linwood Barclay 🍁

Blue Moon   Lee Child
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry   Mary Higgins Clark
The Night Fire   Michael Connelly
The Malice of Waves   Mark Douglas-Home
The French Girl   Lexie Elliott
The Heist   Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Hunting Party   Lucy Foley
The Other Side of Silence   Philip Kerr
All That's Dead   Stuart MacBride
The Doll Factory   Elizabeth Macneal
Beatrice Stubbs:  Series Two   JJ Marsh
Cold Hard Murder   Trish McCormack
The Gathering Dark   James Oswald
Cold as the Grave   James Oswald
No Time to Cry   James Oswald
Further of Sherlock Holmes   Sam Siciliano

December - Fiction

Girl, Woman, Other
Bernadine Evaristo

Fleishman Is In Trouble   Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Those People   Louise Candlish
Queenie   Candice Carty-Williams
A Single Thread   Tracy Chevalier
The Deserter   Nelson DeMille & Alex DeMille
A Girl Returned   Donatella Di Pietrantonio
The Garden of Lost and Found   Harriet Evans
Girl, Woman, Other   Bernadine Evaristo
Song for the Unraveling of the World   Brian Evenson
Her Pretty Face   Robyn Harding 🍁
The Family Upstairs   Lisa Jewell
The Family Gift   Cathy Kelly
The Water Cure   Sophie Mackintosh
Leopard at the Door   Jennifer McVeigh
The Giver of Stars   Jojo Moyes
Sweet Sorrow   David Nicholls
Girl   Edna O'Brien
The Sun Sister   Lucinda Riley
The Grammarians   Cathleen Schine
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World  Elif Shafak
Grand Union  Zadie Smith
An Irish Country Family   Patrick Taylor 🍁
Let It Snow   Nancy Thayer
If You Could Go Anywhere   Paige Toon
The Dressmaker's Gift   Fiona Valpy
Grandmothers   Salley Vickers
The Golden Hour   Beatriz Williams
Andromeda Evolution  Daniel Wilson (Michael Crichton)
Red at the bone   Jacqueline Woodson (Large Print)

December - DVDs

The Saga of Murdo MacLeod   🍁

Call the Midwife - Season 7
Game of Thrones - Season 7
The Irishman
Unforgotten - Season 3

December - Non-Fiction

Finding Chika 
Mitch Albom

Out of Thin Air   Anthony Adeane
Hallucinations   Oliver Sacks
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2020
Naked Imperfection   Gillian Deacon 🍁
Me   Elton John

December - Children's Books

Elf Pets: A Reindeer Tradition   Chanda A. Bell

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas   Alex Frith
Best Friends   Shannon Hale
Do You See What I See   Sandi Gore Evans
Mademoiselle Moon   Marie-Louise Gay 🍁
Winne & Waldorf   Kati Hites
Christmas Wishes   Tony Mitton
Coming Through the Blizzard   Eileen Spinelli
Christmas Magic   Sue Stainton
The Red Blanket   Eliza Thomas
The Great Reindeer Rebellion   Lisa Trumbauer
Find Me Their Bones   Sara Wolf

December - Livres d'enfants en français

Frisson l'écureuil se prépare pour Noël 
Mélanie Watt 🍁

Je sais lire   Louise Gikow
Je suis une princesse   Kirsten Hall

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Ben Fergusson

Ben Fergusson was born in Southampton,UK, studied English Literature at Warwick University, and Modern Languages at Bristol University, and has worked as an editor, translator and publisher. He has published three award-winning novels all set in Berlin, and the library has just acquired his most recent work, An Honest Man. 18 year old Ralf is having a carefree summer in Berlin in 1989, oblivious of the storm gathering on the other side of the Berlin Wall. An unsettling discovery and Cold War tensions begin to tear his life apart, and he finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, forcing him to make impossible choices.
Fergusson currently teaches at the University of Potsdam, to visit him online click here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Annual tradition of helping those in need

Photo by Madeleine Langlois

War Memorial Library presents cheque donations to 18 local worthwhile causes.
These monies are the result of careful expenditure by our library volunteers, the dedicated hard work of our amazing Shoppe volunteers who prepare the weekly Saturday morning sale as well as our loyal customers who purchase the donated items at very reasonable prices – true community spirit!

Fine Amnesty until January 7

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Murder Ink - JJ Marsh

JJ Marsh is the author of The Beatrice Stubbs series. Jill grew up in Wales, Africa and the Middle East, where her curiosity for culture took root and triggered an urge to write. After graduating in English Literature and Theatre Studies, she worked as an actor, teacher, writer, director, editor, journalist and cultural trainer all over Europe.
The Beatrice Stubbs Series are not just heart-racing crime novels, they are also European adventures. Each story is immersed in the landscape, culture, cuisine, architecture and personality of its location.
The library recently acquired Beatrice Stubbs Series Box Set One which contains her first three novels – Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly.  Box Set Two will be added to our collection next month.
Marsh lives in Switzerland with her husband and three dogs.  To visit her online, click here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #7

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November DVDs


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All is True
The French Village   Series 5
Shetland   Season 5
The White Crow

November - Mysteries

Their Little Secret 
Mark Billingham

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Drowned Lives   Stephen Booth
The Bricklayer   Noah Boyd
The Cat Between Us   Louise Carson
A Bitter Feast   Deborah Crombie
Someone We Know   Shari Lapena 🍁
Poison   John Lescroart
Old Bones   Douglas Preston
Vendetta in Death   J.D.Robb
Many Rivers to Cross   Peter Robinson 🍁
Sarah Jane   James Sallis 

November - Non-Fiction

Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite
 Roger Daltrey

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life   Eric Idle
Daughter of Family G   Ami McKay 🍁
Permanent Record   Edward Snowden
Beautiful Scars   Tom Wilson
My iPad for Seniors   Gary Rosenzweig
The Art of the Good Life   Rolf Dobelli
Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck   Sarah Knight
Mrs Sherlock Holmes   Brad Ricca
How Not to Die   Michael MD Greger
Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom   Monty Don
The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club   Marlena de Basi
The Painted House of Maud Lewis   Laurie E Hamilton 🍁
Dear Mr.You   Mary-Louise Parker
I've Been Meaning to Tell You   David Chariandy 🍁
The Kindness Diaries   Leon Logothetis
Enigma: How Breaking the Code Helped win World War 11   Michael Kerrigan

November - Fiction

Olive, Again 
Elizabeth Strout

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Celestial Bodies   Jokha Alharthi
The Betrayers   David Bezmozgis 🍁
Measured: Book Two of the Chronicles of Deasil Widdy
Louise Carson 🍁
Greenwood   Michael Christie 🍁
Hellgoing: Stories   Lynn Coady
The Water Dancer   Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Bookshop on the Corner   Jeny Colgan
Mount!   Jilly Cooper
An Honest Man   Ben Fergusson
The Bridal Chair   Gloria Goldreich
The Guardians   John Grisham
My Plain Jane   Cynthia Hand
The Winemaker's Wife   Kristin Harmel
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows   Balli Kaur Jaswal
You Should Have Known    Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Christmas Sisters   Sarah Morgan
The Heaven   Sandra Newman
Unbridled   Diana Palmer
The Dutch House   Ann Pratchett
Dangerous Embrace   Nora Roberts
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died   Alyson Rudd
Ambition   Donald Rumball 🍁
Quichotte   Salman Rushdie
The Dark Side   Danielle Steel
Five Wives   Joan Thomas 🍁

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Congratulations, Louise Carson!

Congratulations are in order for local author, Louise Carson!  Her book In Which: Book One of The Chronicles of Deasil Widdy was shortlisted by the Quebec Writers' Federation for their Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. 
It is crossover YA/Adult. 
The book is in our collection.  Check it out!

December Book Sale

The December Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, December 2nd, and runs until Saturday, December 7th.  Christmas books are featured.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Tea Obreht

Tea Obreht was born in Belgrade in 1985 and graduated from the University of Southern California after emigrating to the U.S. She was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. Her award winning first novel The Tiger's Wife was published in 2010. The library has just acquired her second novel Inland. Set in drought-stricken, lawless Arizona in 1893, it tells the story of Nora and Lurie. Nora is waiting for the return of the men in her life, and Lurie is a former outlaw who sets off on a momentous expedition across the west. Obreht lives in New York with her husband and teaches at Hunter College. To visit her online visit here.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Manhunt

Manhunt is a British true-crime drama series based on the memoirs of DCI Sutton, in a case that captivated the UK. When a young French woman is murdered in London, the investigation yields no forensics, motive or witnesses. But when Sutton connects the crime to two other murders, he realises he must hunt down a serial killer. Martin Clunes is a revelation as Sutton (completely different from Doc Martin!) The library has just acquired the DVD of this excellent series. For more details click here

Monday, November 4, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Murder Ink - Ann Cleeves

The first in a brand new series from Ann Cleeves, bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, The Long Call is set in North Devon, where Ann grew up. The Two Rivers series features a new detective, the reserved and complex Detective Inspector Matthew Venn.  Estranged from the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, and from his own family, DI Venn is drawn back by murder into the community he thought he had left behind.
The screen rights to The Long Call have already been optioned by Silverprint Pictures, the company that produced Shetland (BBC) and Vera (ITV).
To visit Cleeves online, click here.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

October - DVDs


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Endeavour   Series 4
The Americans   Season 4
Game of Thrones   Season 6
A Place to Call Home   Season 6

October - Audiobooks

New Girl 
Daniel Silva

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Field of Bones   J.A.Jance
The Last House Guest   Megan Miranda
A Better Man   Louise Penny
Twisted Prey   John Sandford

October - Mysteries

The Banker's Wife
Cristina Alger

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The Long Call   Ann Cleeves
The Steel Kiss   Jeffrey Deaver
Murder at Lake Ontario   Kathy Garthwaite
Dead at First Sight   Peter James
The Girl who Live Twice (Lisbeth Sander Series)   David Lagercrantz
Knife   Jo Nesbo
Blind Spot   Brenda Novak
Nothing to Hide   James Oswald
No Shred of Evidence   Charles Todd

October - Non-Fiction

The Age of Living Machines
Susan Hockfield

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The Blink of an Eye   Rikke Kjaergaard
Clearing in the Distance   Witold Rybcynski

October - Children's Books

Making Friends#1: Making Friends
Kristen Gudsnuk

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Call of the Wild   Jack London
Big Nate #5: Flips Out   Lincoln Pierce
Big Nate #6: In the Zone   Lincoln Pierce
Guts   Raina Telegemeier
Hot Wheels: Drag Race!   Hot Wheels Series
The Spirit of Cattail County   Victoria Piontek
Heroes of Olympus#2: The Son of Neptune   Rick Riordan
Lightning Lou   Lori Weber

October - Livres d'enfants en français

Ainsi va la vie #3 : Max est timide
Dominique de Saint-Mars

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Ainsi va la vie #41 :  Lili est malpolie   Dominique de Saint-Mars

October - Fiction

A Life Without Water
Marci Bolden

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Nothing Ventured   Jeffrey Archer
Things You Save in a Fire   Katherine Center
The Innocents   Michael Crummey 🍁
The Birthday Girl   Melissa De La Cruz
The Perfect Wife   J.P.Delaney
The Buffer Girls   Margaret Dickinson
Here To Stay   Mark Edwards
Tidelands   Philippa Gregory
The Second Sleep   Robert Harris
Life and Other Inconveniences   Kristan Higgins
Descent   Tim Johnston
The Nantucket Inn   Pamela Kelley
Miss Darcy Falls in Love   Sharon Lathan
The Magic Mountain   Thomas Mann
Paper Chains   Nicola Moriarty
Inland   Tea Obreht
Welcome to Lagos   Chibundu Onuzo
Bring Me Back   B.A.Paris
Miss Buncle's Book   D.E Stevenson
Reasons to be Cheerful   Nina Stibbe
The Spanish Promise   Karen Swan
Territory of Light   Yuko Tsushima
The Beekeeper's Ball   Susan Wiggs
The Osterville Sewing Circle   Susan Wiggs

Saturday, October 26, 2019

November Book Sale

The November Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, November 4th, and runs until Saturday, November 9th.  Children's books are featured.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Delia Owens

Delia Owens was born in rural Georgia, from an early age she was connected to nature and graduated in zoology from the University of Georgia. In 1974 she moved to Africa with her husband, and lived there for twenty years studying wildlife.  She wrote three award winning books about their time there. The library recently acquired her first novel Where the Crawdads Sing. This New York Times bestselling book is set in rural North Carolina, and follows two timelines, the first is about a young girl growing up in poverty, and the second is a murder investigation. Owens now lives in Idaho, to visit her online click here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Mrs Wilson

Mrs Wilson is a British historical drama miniseries. It stars and is produced by the actress Ruth Wilson who plays her own grandmother. In 1963 Alison Wilson's happy home life is shattered by the sudden death of her husband Alec, a novelist and former MI6 intelligence officer. Everything she knew about her husband quickly unravels when she discovers she wasn't the only Mrs Wilson. The library has just acquired the DVD of this excellent series. For more details click here

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Murder Ink - Louisa Luna

Born and raised in San Francisco, Louisa Luna attended college at New York University.   
Brave New Girl was her first novel.  The library has acquired her most recent novel Two Girls Down, the first in the Alice Vega series.  Her follow-up novel in this series is scheduled for release in January 2020.
Luna lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.  To visit her online, click here.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #5

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September - Mysteries

A Better Man 
Louise Penny 🍁

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Cruel Acts   Jane Casey
The Day of the Accident   Nuala Ellwood
Bramard's Case   Davide Longo
Two Girls Down   Louise Luna
Deep Six   D.P.Lyle
The Runner   Peter May
 Snake Head   Peter May
A Little More Free   John McFetridge 🍁
Rex Manheim   Robert Robi 🍁
Good Girl Bad Girl   Michael Robotham
Grantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil   James Runcie
The Last Widow   Karin Slaughter
The Detective's Secret   Lesley Thomson
Plan D   Simon Urban
A Version of the Truth   BP Walter
The Turn of the Key   Ruth Ware
A Lesson in Secrets   Jacqueline Winspear ( Large Print)

September - Fiction

Midnight in St Petersburg 
Vanora Bennett

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Spy Games   Adam Brookes
Becoming Mrs Lewis   Patti Callahan
Amanda Wakes Up   Alisyn Camerota
The Bookshop on the Shore   Jenny Colgan
The Art of War   Stephen Coonts
History of Wolves   Emily Fridlund
The Irresistible Henry House   Lisa Grundwald
The Porpoise   Mark Haddon
Dublin Palms   Hugo Hamilton
The Strawberry Thief   Joanne Harris
The Stonehenge Letters   Harry Karlinsky 🍁
Lost Roses   Martha Hall Kelly
The Most Fun We Ever Had   Claire Lombardo
Texas Nights   Debbie Macomber
Always With Me   Barbara Freethy
The Summer of Sunshine & Margot   Susan Mallery
The Kremlin's Candidate   Jason Matthews
Portuguese Irregular Verbs   Alexander McCall Smith
Ex-Yu   Josip Novakovich 🍁
Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush   Kerry Lee Powell 🍁
Lampedusa   Steven Price 🍁
Swinging Through Dixie   Leon Rookie 🍁
The First Hostage   Joel C Rosenberg
The Third Target   Joel C Rosenberg
The New Girl   Daniel Silva
Two by Two   Nicholas Sparks
The Nickel Boys   Colson Whitehead
The Lobster Kings   Alexi Zentner 🍁
At Home in Mitford (16 CDs)   Jan Karon (Audiobook)
The Orchid Thief (5CDs)   Susan Orlean (Audiobook)

September - Non-Fiction

Milk! a 10,000 year Food Fracas 
Mark Kurlansky

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Barns: Classic Structures from Across the Land   Rod Hodgson
Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust   Laura Smith

September - DVDs

They Shall not Grow Old

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They Shall not Grow Old (Blu- Ray)
The Aftermath
Mrs Wilson
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

September - Children's Books

Making Friends #2: Back to the Drawing Board 
Kristen Gudsnuk

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Jack & the Geniuses #1: At the Bottom of the World   Bill Nye
Big Nate: Genius Mode   Lincoln Pierce
Never Girls #5: Wedding Wings   Jana Thorpe
Never Girls #7: A Pinch of Magic   Jana Thorpe
Never Girls #8: Far From Shore   Jana Thorpe
Hot Wheels: Double Duel   Hot Wheels Series
Hot Wheels: Monster Trucks   Hot Wheels Series
Little Green Peas   Keith Baker
I Like Myself   Karen Beaumont
I Dare You To Not Yawn   Helene Boudreau 🍁
The Snail and the Whale   Julia Donaldson
Crow   Leo Timmers
The Quiet Book   Deborah Underwood
The Next Great Generation Paulie Fink   Ali Benjamin
The Boundless   Kenneth Oppel 🍁
Tomboy   Liz Prince
Danger!   L. Buller 

September - Livres d'enfants en français

Garfield fait fainéant et gourmand
Jim Davis

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Ainsi va la vie #7 : Lili est amoureuse   Dominique de Saint-Mars
Ainsi va la vie #16 : Lili a été suivie   Dominique de Saint-Mars
Ainsi va la vie #22 : Lili veut choisir ses habits   Dominique de Saint-Mars
Ainsi va la vie #28 : Max est jaloux   Dominique de Saint-Mars
Ainsi va la vie #35 : Max et Lili se sont perdus   Dominique de Saint-Mars
Histoires de Schtroumpfs   Peyo

Friday, September 20, 2019

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, October 7th, and runs until Saturday, October 12th.  Biographies and history books are featured.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Write Stuff - Kate Walbert

Kate Walbert was born in New York City and attained a Master's degree in English from NYU. She has published a short story collection and four award winning novels.The library has just acquired her 2009 novel, A Short History of Women, which was named in the top ten books of that year by The New York Times Book Review. Described as luminous, the novel weaves strands of five lives into a tapestry made from key moments in modern history. The Library also has one of her other novels, His Favorites. To visit Walbert online click here.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - American Gods

American Gods is an American fantasy drama based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, and developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Ricky Whittle plays the series' lead Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) after being released from prison, and soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger every day. The series has received Emmy and Critic's Choice nominations, and the library has just acquired the first season. For more details click here.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Murder Ink - Alex North

Alex North was born in Leeds, England, where he now lives with his wife and son. The Whisper Man was inspired by North's own little boy, who mentioned one day that he was playing with "the boy in the floor."
 “In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.”
Alex North is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name. 
To read an interview with North, click here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #4

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August - Non-Fiction

Peonies: The Imperial Flower 
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck   Mark Manson
Three Women   Lisa Taddeo
St Laurence Seaway: Fifty years and Counting   D'Arcy Jenish
Defying Limits   Dr. Dave Williams 🍁
Great Baking
Breakfast: Recipes to Wake For   George and Ivan Weld
Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook   Rachel Bryant
Ritz and Escoffier   Luke Barr
Chop Suey Nation   Ann Hui
Partita for Glenn Gould   Georges Leroux
Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse   Piu Marie Eatwell
The Rival Queens   Nancy Goldstone
Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Raddison   Mark Bourrie
The Making of the October Crisis   D'Arcy Jenish
The Curse of Oak Island   Randall Sullivan
Praire Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder   Caroline Fraser
Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War ll   Robert Matzen
No More Excuses   Stephen Price

August - Mysteries

Bad Things
Nancy Bush

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The Lion   Nelson DeMille
Duel to the Death   J.A.Jance
District VIII   Adam Lebor
The Dogs of Riga   Henning Mankell
Betrayal in Time   Julie McElwain
Conviction   Denise Mina
The Whisper Man   Alex North
Last Breath   Karin Slaughter