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    Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald

In a pitiless game, with a few harsh rules and just one way of keeping score, the wrong man will die. And another will get away with more than murder.

Year: 1986
Genre: Noir Fiction

    Burning Chrome by William Gibson

From a true master of science fiction comes a collection of short stories that show how, no matter the length, Gibson is one of the greatest writers working today.

Year: 1986
Genre: Science Fiction

    C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton

How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can't shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he's still in danger...

Year: 1986
Genre: Private Eye

    Collected Millar: First Things, Last Things by Margaret Millar

Perhaps no other installment in Collected Millar displays the staggering variety of form and ranging interests. Readers will find her final two mystery novels, which display the hallmarks of the writer in her heyday; the sharp social commentary and poignant black humor both well-couched in a brilliantly devised plot. This collection also sees her collected shorter works, which includes Dr. Paul Prye and Inspector Sands. Last but certainly not least is her darkly humorous autobiographical children's novel.

Year: 1986
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Count Zero by William Gibson

A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D--and the biochip he's perfected--out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties--some of whom aren't remotely human...

Year: 1986
Genre: Cyberpunk

    Cyclops by Clive Cussler

A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts toward Florida with a crew of dead men--Soviet cosmonauts. Dirk Pitt discovers a shocking scheme: a covert group of US industrialists has put a colony on the moon, a secret base they will defend at any cost.

Year: 1986
Genre: ActionConspiracy

    Deadfall by Bill Pronzini

While staked out on a routine car repossession, Nameless all but witnesses the shooting of a San Francisco lawyer, Leonard Purcell. He arrives on the scene in time to hear Purcell's dying words, one of which is "deadfall." But Purcell dies in Nameless's arms before the cryptic word can be explained.

Year: 1986
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Demon Box by Ken Kesey

In this collection of short stories, Ken Kesey challenges public and private demons with a wrestler's brave and deceptive embrace, making it clear that the energy of madness must live on.

Year: 1986
Genre: Literature

    Fletch, Too by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch is handed a curious envelope by a mustached stranger that contains something almost unbelievable--a letter from his supposedly dead father, inviting him and his new wife to Africa for a visit.

Year: 1986
Genre: Presumed Dead

    Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur.

Year: 1986




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1986Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald Noir Fiction
1986Burning Chrome by William Gibson Science Fiction, Short Stories
1986C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
1986Collected Millar: First Things, Last Things by Margaret Millar Murder Mystery
1986Count Zero by William Gibson Cyberpunk, Sprawl Trilogy
1986Cyclops by Clive Cussler Action, Conspiracy, Dirk Pitt
1986Deadfall by Bill Pronzini Murder Mystery, Nameless Detective, San Francisco
1986Demon Box by Ken Kesey Literature, Short Stories
1986Fletch, Too by Gregory Mcdonald Presumed Dead, Fletch, Africa
1986Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
1986Homunculus by James P. Blaylock Steampunk, Langdon St. Ives
1986It by Stephen King Coming of Age, Horror
1986Jian by Eric Van Lustbader Suspense, Espionage, Jake Maroc, China, Hong Kong
1986Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins World War II
1986No Laughing Matter by Joseph Heller Biography, Non-Fiction
1986Replay by Ken Grimwood Magical Realism, Time Travel
1986Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1986Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe Historical Fantasy, Latro
1986Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear Fantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
The Complete Series
1986Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card Science Fiction, Enders Quartet
1986Studs Terkel's Chicago by Studs Terkel Chicago, Non-Fiction
1986Taming a Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker Missing Person, Private Eye, Spenser
1986The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum Assassins, Espionage, Jason Bourne
1986The Counterlife by Philip Roth Destiny, Zuckerman
1986The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway Literature
1986The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett Epic Fantasy, Satire, Discworld
1986The Lost Get-Back Boogie by James Lee Burke Suspense, Louisiana
1986The Serpent Mage by Greg Bear Fantasy, Songs of Earth and Power
1986The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke Space Exploration
1986Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen Comic Thriller
1986When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block Noir Fiction, Matthew Scudder
1986Write for Your Life by Lawrence Block on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
1986Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #1 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1986Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #2 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus





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