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December 16, 2017

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Seattle has become a destination for novelists, and we love it when they set their novels here in the Emerald City. (List updated March 2016 by Seattle librarians.)

 

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Blasphemy

Blasphemy
Alexie, Sherman

Alexie, one of Seattle’s most enigmatic and daring writers, combines 15 previous and 15 new stories in this volume. Alexie writes in bold, darkly comic strokes about Indians (his preferred term to Native Americans) in the Pacific Northwest.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing
Bauermeister, Erica

Lillian's restaurant on the top of Queen Anne Hill does double duty as a cooking school, bringing people together to create savory food experiences and form unexpected friendships.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 14 copies

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Tipping the Valet: A Workplace Mystery

Tipping the Valet: A Workplace Mystery
Beck, K. K.

"Affable young parking valet Tyler Benson, a master of bad timing, is accidentally involved in cases of auto theft and murder on the lot at Alba, an upscale Seattle restaurant. There's a body in a parked car, and someone shooting at tech zillionaire Scott Duckworth. Mysterious Italian beauty Flavia Torcelli and even Tyler's spectacularly unsuccessful dad seem somehow connected to the crime wave. The more Tyler tries to sort things out, the more the police are convinced he's the guilty party. Oh, and a collection of inept but homicidal Russian mafiosi seems to be after him, too"--back cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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In Case We Die

In Case We Die
Bland, Danny

"It wasn't the pounding headache or the all too familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicious. This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early '90s Seattle"--Dust jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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The Game of Love and Death

The Game of Love and Death
Brockenbrough, Martha

Love and Death have chosen the players for their game - two teenagers in 1930s Seattle. Romance, jazz, airplanes, and issues of race and class.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 43 copies

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Assault and Pepper

Assault and Pepper
Budewitz, Leslie

First in a mystery series set in Pike Place Market where Pepper Reece, the owner of the Seattle Spice Shop, thinks she can handle any kind of salty customer -- until a murderer ends up in the mix.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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Black Hole

Black Hole
Burns, Charles

A mysterious epidemic, “the bug,” causes unearthly physical transformations in its teenage victims in this dark and unsettling graphic novel set in 1970s northeast Seattle.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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He's Gone: A Novel

He's Gone: A Novel
Caletti, Deb

When her husband disappears without a trace from their houseboat in Seattle, Dani, who won't rest until she finds him, is plunged into a dark world that forces her to confront unpleasant truths about her relationship with him.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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Gemini: A Novel

Gemini: A Novel
Cassella, Carol Wiley

Physician Charlotte Reese tries to unravel the mystery of her unconscious patient, a Jane Doe, and the circumstances that brought her to a Seattle trauma hospital.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 16 copies

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Her Final Breath

Her Final Breath
Dugoni, Robert

A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Tracy Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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