1990s > 1998

Featured Titles

    A Widow for One Year by John Irving

Richly comic, as well as deeply disturbing A Widow for One Year is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force. Both ribald and erotic, it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief.

Year: 1998
Genre: Literature

    Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving following the sudden death of his wife Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his computer.

Year: 1998
Genre: Haunted HouseSuspense

    Blood Work by Michael Connelly

When Graciella Rivers steps onto his boat, ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has no idea he's about to come out of retirement. But when Graciella tells him the way her sister, Gloria, was murdered, Terry realizes he has no choice. For Gloria's killer shatters every rule that McCaleb ever learned in his years with the Bureau-as McCaleb gets no more second chances at life...and just one shot at the truth.

Year: 1998
Genre: FBIMurder Mystery

    Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

King Verence, in a fit of enlightened democracy and ebullient goodwill, invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But everyone knows you don't invite vampires into your house--unless you want permanent guests. Once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving . . . ever.

Year: 1998
Genre: FantasyVampires

    Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy

The setting is New Mexico in 1952, where John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are working as ranch hands. To the North lie the proving grounds of Alamogordo; to the South, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. Their life is made up of trail drives and horse auctions and stories told by campfire light. It is a life that is about to change forever, and John Grady and Billy both know it.

Year: 1998

    Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard

War in Cuba isn't Ben Tyler's concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898 - right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. battleship Maine - may not be the smartest thing the recently prison-sprung horse wrangler ever did. Neither is shooting one of the local Guardia, though the pompous peacock deserved it.

Year: 1998
Genre: Action

    Die Trying by Lee Child

Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander when he witnesses a woman kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight. In the wrong place at the wrong time, he's kidnapped with her. Because this mysterious woman is worth more than Reacher ever suspected. Now he has to save them both--from the inside out--or die trying...

Year: 1998
Genre: Kidnapping

    Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage...not by guns or bombs but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence.

Year: 1998
Genre: Technological Thriller

    Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear

Hari Seldon, frail and full of years, is on trial for daring to predict the Empire's fall, and the time has come for the long-anticipated migration to Star's End. But R. Daneel Olivaw, the brilliant robot entrusted with this great mission, has discovered a potential enemy, even deadlier than the figurehead Emperor's brutal minions. One of his own.

Year: 1998
Genre: Science Fiction

    Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.

Year: 1998
Genre: Historical Thriller

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1998A Widow for One Year by John Irving Literature
1998Bag of Bones by Stephen King Haunted House, Suspense
1998Blood Work by Michael Connelly Murder Mystery, FBI, Terry McCaleb
1998Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Vampires, Discworld
1998Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy Border Trilogy
1998Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard Action, Cuba
1998Die Trying by Lee Child Kidnapping, Jack Reacher
1998Digital Fortress by Dan Brown Technological Thriller
1998Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear Science Fiction, Second Foundation Trilogy
1998Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield Historical Thriller, Greece
An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
1998Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane Missing Person, Private Eye, Angela Gennaro, Patrick Kenzie
1998Groucho Marx, Master Detective by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
1998Heartfire by Orson Scott Card Fantasy, Alvin Maker
1998Hit Man by Lawrence Block Assassins, Keller
1998I Married a Communist by Philip Roth Historical, Zuckerman
1998Libra by Don DeLillo Historical Thriller
1998Mosaic by Gayle Lynds Murder Mystery, CIA, Conspiracy
1998N is for Noose by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
1998On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning Old Time Radio
1998Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler Dystopian, Near Future, Science Fiction, Earthseed
1998Slave Ship by K.W. Jeter Bounty Hunter Wars, Star Wars Legends, Boba Fett
1998Stalingrad by Antony Beevor World War II, Russia, Non-Fiction
1998Stars & Stripes Forever by Harry Harrison Alternate History, Civil War
1998Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing, Non-Fiction
A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story
1998Sudden Mischief by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1998Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke Cold Case, Dave Robicheaux, Louisiana
1998Tanner on Ice by Lawrence Block Espionage, Evan Tanner
1998Term Limits by Vince Flynn Political Thriller, Assassins, CIA, FBI, Washington D.C.
1998The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1998The Hammer of Eden by Ken Follett Technological Thriller, FBI, Terrorist
1998The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Missing Person, Time Travel, Discworld
1998The Mandalorian Armor by K.W. Jeter Bounty Hunter, Bounty Hunter Wars, Star Wars Legends, Boba Fett
1998The Perfect Host by Theodore Sturgeon Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Volume V: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
1998The Simple Truth by David Baldacci Cold Case, Murder Mystery
1998The Street Lawyer by John Grisham Legal Thriller, Conspiracy
1998The Winner by David Baldacci Thriller
1998Trouble in Paradise by Robert B. Parker Police Procedural, Jesse Stone

 

 

 


 

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