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Lost Light

Fed up with the hypocrisy and bureaucracy of the LAPD, Harry Bosch has retired. But the life of a retiree doesn’t suit him. When he rediscovers a startling, unsolved murder among old case files, he knows he can’t rest until he finds the killer.

The Little Friend

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved. Robin’s sister sets out to find his killer.

The Guardian

Julie Barenson, newly widowed, finds an unexpected present — a Great Dane pup — that her late husband, Jim, had arranged for her to receive. Julie’s dog nearly gives away the ending when he growls warily at Richard Franklin, the new man in Julie’s life. On the other hand, the pooch loves to be around Mike Harris, Jim’s best friend, who has grown to love Julie. Julie breaks up with Richard, and his stalker tactics make for compelling action.