The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin

An uncommon-looking delivery boy is riding around town slipping letters under the doors of the chosen tenants-to-be. The delivery boy was sixty-two years old, and there was no such person as Barney Northrup although the letters were signed with that name. In one day he had rented all of Sunset…

The Abduction, Mark Gimenez

Ben Brice lives alone in the New Mexico wilderness, struggling with the memories of Vietnam and try to drink those memories away. Meanwhile, in Texas, his granddaughter Gracie is being kidnapped while his estranged son, John, an Internet geek billionaire is on the phone. When John’s wife, Elizabeth arrives,…

Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura

“Those who’d mistaken what was happening for a spiritual phenomenon — those people who had experienced so much unhappiness and hoped to be saved — they only wished it could be the truth. They saw things the way they did because of their pure desire to be saved by something great.…