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    'til Death by Ed McBain

The wedding day of Detective Steve Carella's sister Angela should be the most romantic, special day of her life. But it might turn out to be the worst if her brother can't figure out which man on the guest list has come to murder the groom. But time is ticking, and if they don't act fast, Angela will become a bride--and a widow--on the same day.

Year: 1959
Genre: Police Procedural

    A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery. But as the mystery at the core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is the search itself--for meaning, for truth, for love--that offers hope for humanity's rebirth from the ashes.

Year: 1959
Genre: Post Apocalypse

    Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie

Murder is part of the curriculum at an exclusive school for girls in Agatha Christie's Cat Among the Pigeons, as the intrepid Poirot sets out to bring a stealthy killer to justice.

Year: 1959
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Deadly Welcome by John D. MacDonald

Alex Doyle is a tough man on a tough assignment in Ramona Beach, Florida - the kind of place that doesn't trust strangers and is policed by a sheriff who echoes the locals' sentiments with a billy club. But Alex isn't an outsider, exactly. He grew up in Ramona Beach - until they railroaded him out of town. 'Can't trust trash,' they said.

Year: 1959
Genre: Suspense

    Eden by Stanislaw Lem

A six-man crew crash-lands on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. The men find a strange world that grows ever stranger, and everywhere there are images of death. The crew's attempt to communicate with this civilization leads to violence and to a cruel truth-cruel precisely because it is so human. Translated by Marc E. Heine. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Year: 1959
Genre: Science Fiction

    Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England--though his wealth can't be found in banks. He's been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it's attracted the suspicion of 007's superiors at MI6.

Year: 1959
Genre: Espionage

    Hawaii by James A. Michener

As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries--until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life.

Year: 1959
Genre: Historical

    Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain

A woman holds the entire 87th Precinct hostage with a homemade bomb and loaded handgun, but her only real target is none other than Detective Steve Carella.

Year: 1959
Genre: Police Procedural

    King's Ransom by Ed McBain

When a wealthy businessman is faced with a kidnapping, the ransom could ruin his biggest deal ever--unless Detective Steve Carella can find the culprits before the kidnapping turns to murder.

Year: 1959
Genre: KidnappingPolice Procedural

    Last Stand at Saber River by Elmore Leonard

A quiet haunted man, Paul Cable walked away from a lost cause hoping to pick up where he left off. But things have changed in Arizona since he first rode out to go fight for the Confederacy. Two brothers--Union men--have claimed his spread and they're not about to give it back, leaving Cable and his family no place to settle in peace.

Year: 1959
Genre: Westerns




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1959'til Death by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Post Apocalypse
1959Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1959Deadly Welcome by John D. MacDonald Suspense, Florida
1959Eden by Stanislaw Lem Science Fiction
1959Goldfinger by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1959Hawaii by James A. Michener Historical, Hawaii, USA
1959Killer's Wedge by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959King's Ransom by Ed McBain Kidnapping, Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1959Last Stand at Saber River by Elmore Leonard Westerns, Arizona
1959Please Write for Details by John D. MacDonald Adventure
1959Psycho by Robert Bloch Horror
1959The Cross on the Drum by Hugh B. Cave
1959The Crossroads by John D. MacDonald Suspense
1959The Galton Case by Ross Macdonald Missing Person, Private Eye, Lew Archer, California, Canada, Reno
1959The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson Gothic Horror, Haunted House, Horror
1959The Kean Land and Other Stories by Jack Schaefer Westerns, Colorado, Short Stories
1959The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Classic Epic of D Day
1959The Pistol by James Jones WWII: Pacific Theater, Hawaii
1959The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Science Fiction
1959The War Against the Rull by A. E. van Vogt Action & Adventure SF
1959Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick Alternate Reality
1959Voodoo Planet by Andre Norton Action & Adventure SF





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