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Grisham, John.

Summary: Racial tension, a forbidden love affair, and murder are seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy in a 1950s Southern cotton-farming community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2001

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Hess, Joan.

Summary: When an artist stages a display of environmental art on his front lawn, including a half-naked woman, a small Arkansas town is shocked. Next, someone sets fire to the house, which kills the artist's wife. Now who would do such a thing? Bookseller Claire Malloy investigates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Hess, Joan.

Summary: When a local retirement home is transformed into an exclusive rehabilitation facility, the small town of Maggody is torn by rumors about displaced mental patients, a situation that forces police chief Arly Hanks to separate truth from gossip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Hess, Joan.

Summary: When the winner of the local golf tournament is found dead in his awarded bass boat, Sheriff Arly Hanks has a host of jealous suspects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Carter, Erika

Summary: Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay; changeable Rachel has fallen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAR

Hess, Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M HES

McFadden, Bernice L.

Summary: Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, a tale of loyalty and friendship between two African American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCF

Roberts, Nora.

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Summary: "Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P Putnam's sons 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Roberts 2012

Hess, Joan.

Summary: Claire Malloy deals with an old friend who is chained to a tree to protest the destruction of a copse of trees, an abandoned baby left on her doorstep, and the murder of the developer at the center of the controversy surrounding the trees.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Fields, Jan

Summary: When the Discover Cryptids crew arrives in Arkansas to investigate the Ozark Howler, possibly an escaped exotic big cat, they find themselves in direct competition with a rival television crew for the program Bump in the Night--but when they are examining signs of the monster Gabe falls into the river and is swept away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC FIE

Connolly, John

Summary: It is 1999, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child and searching in vain for their killer. Obsessed with avenging his lost family, his life is about to take a shocking turn. Witness the dawning of a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CON

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Roberts, Nora.

Summary: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC 2012

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Hess, Joan.

Summary: Staying at the palatial home of a wealthy customer when her own meager apartment is rendered unlivable, bookstore owner Claire Malloy becomes increasingly convinced that the house's owner is not who she claims to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Hess, Joan.

Summary: Televangelist Malachi Hope is performing nightly miracles in Maggody, Arkansas, but his plan to build a Christian theme park in the small town plants seeds of greed in some hearts leading to the murder of one of the faithful and sending police chief Arly Hanks on a mission for truth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

Roberts, Nora.

Summary: Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2012

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ROB

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Rob

Jones, Douglas C. (Douglas Clyde)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 1993

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP W JON

Goodman, Sarah

Summary: "Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907. When their father descends into madness after the death of their mother, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves on an orphan train to rural Arkansas. In Wheeler, eleven-year-old Lilah is quickly adopted, but seventeen-year-old Verity is not. Desperate to stay close to her sister, Verity indentures herself as a farmhand. But even charming farm boy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC GOO

Hess, Joan.

Summary: "Claire Malloy--now a married woman of leisure--tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HES

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M HES

Patterson, James

Summary: In a picture-perfect town, why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets. A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown, and ends up in jail herself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Jones, Douglas C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Hilmo, Tess.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Olivene Love gets tangled up in a murder mystery when her itinerant preaching family arrives in the small town of Binder, Arkansas in 1957.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIL

Patterson, James

Summary: The jailhouse lawyer: A young lawyer takes on the judge who is destroying her hometown--and ends up in jail herself. In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth behind these incriminating secrets....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Patterson 2021

Stewart, Trenton Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Methodist University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STE

Greene, Bette

Summary: When German prisoners of war are brought to her Arkansas town during World War II, twelve-year-old Patty, a Jewish girl, befriends one of them and must deal with the consequences of that friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC GRE

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