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    Beneath an Opal Moon by Eric Van Lustbader

A navigator joins forces with a female warrior to avenge a murder and save a princess in a fantastic world of madness and magic.

Year: 1980
Genre: Sword and Sorcery

    Brain by Robin Cook

Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed. Both of them were placing their careers and very lives in deadly jeopardy as they penetrated the eerie inner sanctums of a medical world gone mad with technological power and the lust for more...

Year: 1980
Genre: Medical Thriller

    City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard

Clement Mansell knows how easy it is to get away with murder. The seriously crazed killer is already back on the Detroit streets - thanks to some nifty courtroom moves by his crafty looker of a lawyer - and he's feeling invincible enough to execute a crooked Motown judge on a whim.

Year: 1980
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker

A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own.With a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine woods, determined to give a puny 15 year old a crash course in survival and to beat his dangerous opponents at their own brutal game.

Year: 1980
Genre: Kidnapping

    Firestarter by Stephen King

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an experiment orchestrated by the clandestine government organization known as The Shop. But the outcome unlocked exceptional latent psychic talents for the two of them--manifesting in even more terrifying ways when they fell in love and had a child.

Year: 1980
Genre: Horror

    Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard

When he kicked off, Florida mob boss Frank DiCilia left his gorgeous widow, Karen, everything, but with strings attached. She loses the millions, the cars, the palatial Gold Coast mansion if she ever gets involved with another man. And there's a crazy cowboy-wannabe thug named Roland who's acting as Frank's eyes beyond the grave, making sure Karen doesn't dally, with serious muscle, if necessary.

Year: 1980
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker

Rachel Wallace is a woman who writes and speaks her mind. She has made a lot of enemies—enemies who threaten her life. Spenser is the tough guy with a macho code of honor, hired to protect a woman who thinks that code is obsolete.

Year: 1980
Genre: KidnappingPrivate Eye

    Neighbors by Thomas Berger

Suburban regular guy Earl Keese confronts the yawning pit of chaos in the persons of Harry and Ramona, a younger couple who have just moved into the only other house on their dead-end street. Literally overnight, Earl's painstakingly controlled world is turned upside down. Soon he is engaged in guerilla warfare with his new neighbors, who seem to threaten the very fabric of his carefully constructed reality.

Year: 1980
Genre: Suburbia

    People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman

A dying man is murdered. A rich man's wife agrees to pay three thousand dollars for the return of a stolen box of rocks. A series of odd, inexplicable events is haunting Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police and drawing him alone into the Bad Country of the merciless Southwest, where everything good struggles to survive, including Chee. An assassin waits for him there, protecting a thirty-year-old vision sired by greed and nourished by blood. And only one man will walk away.

Year: 1980
Genre: Police Procedural

    Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe

The Book of the New Sun is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's most remarkable work, hailed as a masterpiece of science fantasy comparable in importance to the major works of Tolkien and Lewis by Publishers Weekly. Shadow & Claw brings together the first two books of the tetralogy in one volume:

Year: 1980
Genre: Science Fiction




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1980Beneath an Opal Moon by Eric Van Lustbader Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1980Brain by Robin Cook Medical Thriller
1980City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Detroit
1980Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Spenser
1980Firestarter by Stephen King Horror
1980Gold Coast by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Florida
1980Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Private Eye, Spenser
1980Neighbors by Thomas Berger Suburbia
1980People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee
1980Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
The First Half of the Book of the New Sun
1980The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum Assassins, Jason Bourne
1980The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza by Lawrence Block Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
1980The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories by Gene Wolfe Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1980The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett Secret History, World War II, WWII: Espionage
1980The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll Fantasy, Horror
1980The Magic Labyrinth by Philip Jose Farmer Science Fiction, After Life, Riverworld
1980The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Vengeance, Nicholas Linnear
1980The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF
1980The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1980Timescape by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Speculative, Time Travel
1980Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler Science Fiction, Genetic Engineering, Patternist





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