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Books Can Be Murder

Some people think teenagers only care about sex, food and music. Those people are wrong. Teens also care about murder.


Counterfeit son
Counterfeit son

Cameron Miller is pretending to be someone he isn't. When he began presenting himself as Neil Lacey, it was the only way he could think of to distance himself from what Pop had done, to finally climb out of his nightmarish existence. He thought it would be easy--playing the rich kid, sailing his boat--but he didn't count on Cougar. Now Cougar, his father's old accomplice, has tracked Cameron down and presented an ultimatum: Share the wealth or be exposed. Will Cameron give up his new identity to protect Neil's family? Or will he let his search for a new life destroy those around him?


Tenderness : a novel
Tenderness : a novel

Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather. Now he's looking for tenderness--tenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls. Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness--tenderness she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction?


The Christopher killer : a forensic mystery
The Christopher killer : a forensic mystery

When a young woman's body is found in the mountains of Colorado, an area where no murders had occurred in decades, a teenager must help her medical examiner father discover the truth about her death - before another girl is killed.


Moondog
Moondog

Two young women have been savagely murdered in the sleepy little town of Julian, California. Cyrus "Moondog" Nygerski, part-time newspaper columnist and full-time local eccentric, notices frightening similarities between the two deaths -- including the fact that both occurred under a full moon. Now he's on a desperate quest to track down the beast before it's too late.


Bodybags
Bodybags

When Jenna Blake starts her freshman year at Somerset University, she's not only living on her own for the first time, she's moving closer to the father she never really knew. Jenna feels torn about her future. Her father, a criminology professor, thinks he has the answer and sends her to interview for a job with the medical examiner. As Jenna starts her new job, she is drawn into a web of terrifying disease, dangerous politics, and intriguing mystery. And when one of her professors ends up dead, she starts making connections even the police haven't seen...connections which will bring her face to face with a pair of killers: one medical, and one all too human.


Killing Britney
Killing Britney

Britney's blonde, beautiful, and popular -- her life couldn't be better. But one winter, her perfect life spins out of control. Her best friend is killed. Her boyfriend is killed. And then Britney receives a CD with a message for only her: "When I come for you%u2026"


Close to a killer
Close to a killer

Two prominent city residents have been murdered, and Barrie knew both of them. But does she know their killer? The police have connected both victims to her mother's hair salon, and the obvious focus has become Barrie's mom and the other stylists, all of whom happen to be convicted killers who met in prison vocational school. Amidst intriguing people whom she can't quite trust, and forced into living with the mother she can't forgive, Barrie tries to ignore the uproar by immersing herself in her writing. But when she shares a troubling suspicion with the homicide detective, she suddenly finds herself pulled deeper into a situation that's growing more frightening every day.


The killer's cousin
The killer's cousin

Recently acquitted of murder, 17-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter--escape from the media's incessant questions and from the uncertain glances of his neighbors and ex-friends. His attic apartment doesn't feel much like a shelter, though. He sees ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is strangely cold, and his 11-year-old cousin Lily is downright hostile. And as Lily's behavior becomes more and more threatening, David can't help but wonder what ugly secrets lurk within the walls of Lily's home. There's one thing David knows with certainty. The more he learns about his cousin Lily, the harder it is to avoid thinking about his own past.