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Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Hill, Ernest

Summary: Tyrone Stokes was imprisoned for shooting a man in a convenience store. His wife, Pauline, saw her chance to end their marriage and raise their son, Marcus, on her own. Now Tyrone has returned to Brownsville, Louisiana, to discover that Marcus needs help. Marcus has been convicted of the rape and murder of a young white girl.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lloyd, Amy

Summary: Twenty years ago Dennis Danson was arrested for murder. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary seeking to free an innocent man. The filmmaker, Samantha, is so invested she marries him to campaign, as his wife, for his release. But once she succeeds, Samantha learns he may not be innocent after all.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Wright, Richard

Summary: Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright's novel is just as powerful today as when it was written --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WRI

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Now that her job as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has come to an end, Kay Scarpetta moves to sunny Florida where she takes on a job as a private forensic consultant. Before too long, she's deep into a case that has left colleagues in neighboring Louisiana baffled. A wowan- keys in her hand and dressed to kill - is found dead in a seedy hotel. Foul Play?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COR

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Cornwell

London, Jack

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LON

Mikulencak, Mandy

Summary: Many children have grown up in the shadow of Louisiana’s Greenmount State Penitentiary. Most of them—sons and daughters of corrections officers and staff—left the place as soon as they could. Yet Ginny Polk chose to come back to work as a prison cook. She knows the harsh reality of life within those walls—the cries of men being beaten, the lines of shuffling inmates chained together. Yet she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mikulencak 2018

Moretti, Kate

Summary: "Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She's a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels.

Summary: Leaving Virginia in search of peace and quiet, Dr. Kay Scarpetta journeys to Florida, where a series of baffling murders entangles her in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the most unexpected circumstance of her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS COR

Sheehan, James

Summary: Trial attorney Jack Tobin takes on two death row cases when he is asked to represent Benny Avrile, a New York City gangster set up in the killing of a retired oilman, and Henry Wilson, a career criminal whose Florida execution is just weeks away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHE

Lippman, Laura

Summary: Eliza Benedict's peaceful suburban life is shattered after she is contacted by Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped and held her hostage as a teen in 1985, and who now claims to want forgiveness while on death row.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M LIP

Baldacci, David

Summary: Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-years-old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Baldacci 2016

Blanchard, Alice

Summary: Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe's young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Forced to live with the guilt of how her own selfishness put Savannah in harm's way, Kate was at least comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was on death row. But when she meets a retired detective who is certain that Kate's sister was only one of many victims of a serial killer, Kate must face the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Titan Books 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Blanchard 2018

Moretti, Kate

Summary: Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She's a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother. Edie also has a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOR

Oppel, Kenneth.

Summary: Oncologist Laura Donaldson and FBI agent Kevin Sheldrake embark on a manhunt to find David Haines, a murderer who has escaped from death row, when it is discovered that Haines' blood could hold the key to curing cancer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2001

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OPP

Grisham, John.

Summary: John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Grisham 2009

Grippando, James

Summary: Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager’s disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi’s clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC GRI

Grippando, James

Summary: Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle's execution, Sashi's mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION GRI

Lloyd, Amy

Summary: Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that's whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis's case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LLO

Patterson, Richard North.

Summary: Fifty-nine days. That's how long Rennell Price has to live - after spending fifteen years on death row for the horrifying sexual assault and murder of a girl whose body was found floating in San Francisco Bay. But attorney Terri Paget, who has fought her own way out of hopelessness and abuse, has dedicated her life to fighting for people like Rennell Price. This time, Terri has a client she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PATT

Lippman, Laura

Summary: Eliza Benedict's peaceful suburban life is shattered after being contacted by Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped and held her hostage as a teen in 1985, and who now claims to want forgiveness while on death row. An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LIP

Silver, Elizabeth L.

Summary: Visited by a high-powered attorney who has initiated a clemency petition on her behalf and who is also the mother of her victim, death-row inmate Noa is slowly persuaded to share the events surrounding the murder in spite of her reluctance to reveal the whole story or have her life extended.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIL

Lippman, Laura

Summary: Eliza Benedict's peaceful suburban life is shattered after being contacted by Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped and held her hostage as a teen in 1985, and who now claims to want forgiveness while on death row. An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fixction Lippman 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: M LIP

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS LIP

Cross, Mason

Summary: When an infamous killer escapes from prison two weeks before his scheduled execution, Carter Blake, a manhunter with special talents, teams up with an FBI special agent in a case that is overshadowed by deceptions and corruption.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Crime 0000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO