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    Bleak House by Charles Dickens

The complex story of a notorious law-suit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the very bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the legal system and the society which supports it.

Year: 1853
Genre: Family SecretsLegal Thriller

    The Hollow by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's classic, The Hollow, finds Poirot entangled in a nasty web of family secrets when he comes across a fresh murder at an English country manor.

Year: 1946
Genre: Family SecretsMurder Mystery

    Cancel All Our Vows by John D. MacDonald

Fletcher thought he knew his wife Jane completely. No dark secrets. No hidden past. Then one hot summer week everything changed. And suddenly, brutally, Jane became a cold stranger.

Year: 1953
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Secrets

    Contrary Pleasure by John D. MacDonald

For years the Delevan family image reflected only the best of everything - wealth, position, influence, and the kind of expensive good looks that take generations to cultivate. No one dared suspect that their glittering fa├žade, their cherished privacy masked hidden lusts, furtive pleasures and twisted dreams that would soon erupt into a pattern of strange violence that threatened to destroy them all.

Year: 1954
Genre: Family Secrets

    The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald

From John D. MacDonald, one of the enduring American novelists of the twentieth century, comes a science fiction classic with a timeless premise. An aimless young man discovers a way to stop the world in its tracks--and that's when his life truly begins

Year: 1962
Genre: Family SecretsFantasy

    Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald

Lew Archer finds himself the confidant of a wealthy, violent family with a load of trouble on their hands--including an oil spill, a missing girl, a lethal dose of Nembutal, a six-figure ransom, and a stranger afloat, face down, off a private beach. Here is Ross Macdonald's masterful tale of buried memories, the consequences of arrogance, and the anguished relations between parents and their children. Riveting, gritty, tautly written, Sleeping Beauty is crime fiction at its best.

Year: 1973
Genre: Crime FictionFamily SecretsPrivate Eye

    Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald

The attorney is shot dead in the newspaper's parking lot, no witnesses in sight. Determined to dig up the dirt on both stories, Fletch collects a cast of engaging characters and strings together the scandalous clues that lead to an eventful and unexpected conclusion.

Year: 1985
Genre: Comic MysteryFamily SecretsMurder Mystery

    Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

Year: 1986
Genre: Alien ContactFamily SecretsScience Fiction

    Orrie's Story by Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger puts his signature spin on the Greek myth ORESTEIA in this brilliant story set in small-town America.

Year: 1990
Genre: Family SecretsGreek Tragedy

    Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

One stormy evening on his sizable but modest farm, a wet and dirty escaped convict named Jack arrives on his front doorstep, claiming to be his long-lost son. Baffled by the statement but intrigued by the young, intelligent man, Fletch decides to play along with the kid's game and help him and his cohorts abscond to Alabama.

Year: 1993
Genre: Family Secrets




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1853Bleak House by Charles Dickens Family Secrets, Legal Thriller, London
1946The Hollow by Agatha Christie Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1953Cancel All Our Vows by John D. MacDonald Domestic Suspense, Family Secrets
1954Contrary Pleasure by John D. MacDonald Family Secrets
1962The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald Family Secrets, Fantasy, Miami
1973Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald Crime Fiction, Family Secrets, Private Eye, Lew Archer
1985Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Fletch, Los Angeles
1986Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card Alien Contact, Family Secrets, Science Fiction, Enders Quartet
1990Orrie's Story by Thomas Berger Family Secrets, Greek Tragedy
1993Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Family Secrets, Fletch
1995Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben Family Secrets, Missing Person, Football, Myron Bolitar
1999The Final Detail by Harlan Coben Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Basketball, Myron Bolitar
2001Number9dream by David Mitchell Coming of Age, Family Secrets
2002The Summons by John Grisham Family Secrets, Suspense
2008Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker Family Secrets, Kidnapping, Private Eye, Spenser
2015The Guilty by David Baldacci Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Will Robie
2016Medusa's Web by Tim Powers Family Secrets, Supernatural, Hollywood





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