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    A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke

Desperately holding together the pieces of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force. While transporting two death-row prisoners, Dave is wounded, his partner is killed. Now he's trailing a killer into the heart of the Big Easy's underworld.

Year: 1990
Genre: Detective Fiction

    A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block

Twelve years ago, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers -- even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name -- are turning up dead. Because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis back to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.

Year: 1990
Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveRevenge

    Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky

The fire that has just burned down a sleazy SRO hotel has brought Elena to V.I.'s doorstep. Uncovering an arsonist -- and the secrets hidden behind Elena's boozy smile -- will send V.I. into the seedy world of Chicago's homeless... into the Windy City's backroom deals and bedroom politics, where new schemers and old cronies team up to get V.I. off the case -- by hook, by crook, or by homocide.

Year: 1990
Genre: ArsonPrivate Eye

    Castleview by Gene Wolfe

In the town of Castleview, Illinois, Tom Howard is murdered at the factory he manages—on the same day that Will E. Shields and his family, newly come to Castleview, arrive with a realtor in tow to see Howard's house. From an attic window, Shields glimpses the phantom castle that has given the town its name. They are discussing the house with Sally Howard when the police arrive bearing the dreadful news. Then, driving back to the motel, Shields nearly hits a gigantic horseman in the rain…beginning a series of collisions with the mythological that only Gene Wolfe could tell.

Year: 1990
Genre: Fantasy

    Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman

The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez--a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial.

Year: 1990
Genre: Police Procedural

    Dayworld Breakup by Philip Jose Farmer

The breathtaking finale in the Dayworld Trilogy reveals the truth about the perverse government of Earth in the New Era, and the ramifications of its fall, along with a deeper understanding of the man who dares to challenge it.

Year: 1990
Genre: Action & Adventure SFDystopian

    Dragon by Clive Cussler

A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack.

Year: 1990
Genre: ConspiracyExtortionTerrorist

    Eric by Terry Pratchett

Discworld's only demonology hacker, Eric, is about to make life very difficult for the rest of Ankh-Morpork's denizens. This would-be Faust is very bad . . . at his work, that is. All he wants is to fulfill three little wishes: to live forever, to be master of the universe, and to have a stylin' hot babe.

Year: 1990
Genre: Fantasy

    Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

Includes the story "The Sun Dog"--set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Plus, "The Langoliers", "Secret Window, Secret Garden" and "The Library Policeman".

Year: 1990
Genre: Suspense

    G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

When Irene Gersh asks PI Kinsey Millhone to locate her elderly mother Agnes, whom she hasn't heard from in six months, it's not exactly the kind of case Kinsey jumps for. But a girl's gotta pay her bills, and this should be easy money--or so she thinks.

Year: 1990
Genre: Private Eye




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1990A Morning for Flamingos by James Lee Burke Detective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1990A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence Block Hardboiled Detective, Revenge, Matthew Scudder
1990Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky Arson, Private Eye, V.I. Warshawski
1990Castleview by Gene Wolfe Fantasy
1990Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1990Dayworld Breakup by Philip Jose Farmer Action & Adventure SF, Dystopian, Dayworld
1990Dragon by Clive Cussler Extortion, Conspiracy, Terrorist, Dirk Pitt
1990Eric by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld
1990Four Past Midnight by Stephen King Suspense, Short Stories
1990G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
1990Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Hollywood
1990Good Omens by Terry Pratchett Fantasy
1990Heads by Greg Bear Hard SF, Quantum Logic
1990Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut Satire
1990Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Action & Adventure SF, Paleontology, Technological Thriller
1990L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1990Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien Noir Fiction, Las Vegas
1990Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld
1990Orrie's Story by Thomas Berger Family Secrets, Greek Tragedy
1990Pandora, By Holly Hollander by Gene Wolfe Fantasy
1990Play Dead by Harlan Coben Murder Mystery
1990Queen of Angels by Greg Bear Hard SF, Near Future, Technological Thriller, Quantum Logic
1990Rabbit at Rest by John Updike Family Drama, Rabbit
1990Stardust by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1990Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin Fantasy, Earthsea Cycle
1990The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum Assassins, Espionage, Jason Bourne
1990The Burden of Proof by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, Kindle County
1990The Coldest War by James Brady Korean War, Non-Fiction
A Memoir of Korea
1990The Difference Engine by William Gibson Alternate History, Historical Detective, Steampunk
1990The Golden Orange by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural
1990The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carré Cold War, Espionage, George Smiley
1990White Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader Serial Killer, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1990Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1990Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Secret History, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1990Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #11 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1990Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #12 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1990Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #13 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus





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