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Seattle has become a destination for novelists, and we love it when they set their novels here in the Emerald City. (List updated March 2016 by Seattle librarians.)

 

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Madison House: A Novel

Madison House: A Novel
Donahue, Peter

In the wake of the Alaska Gold Rush, Maddie Ingram is sitting on top of the world—and Denny Hill—until city planners move to pull the ground out from under her.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Trouble in Rooster Paradise: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery

Trouble in Rooster Paradise: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery
Emory, T. W.

"Recuperating from an injury and prompted by an eager young nurse, old-timer Gunnar Nilson looks back at one of his big cases as a private eye in 1950. At that time memories of World War II were still fresh, and Seattle was a cultural backwater. The Ballard neighborhood where he hung out his shingle teemed with working-class folk of Scandinavian descent. Gals with hourglass figures and gimlet eyes enticed men in gray flannel suits with cigarettes dangling from their lips. The case he recounts involves the murder of one of these beauties. Gunnar's business card is in her pocket, but she's no client. She's just a gal he met at the movies; he gave her a ride home and helped her lose the creep who was tailing her. It's none of Gunnar's business who killed her, not until he discovers she dated the godson of a wealthy client, a man who's willing to pay big bucks for Gunnar to nose around....Gunnar believes the victim was killed by one of her customers, but the heady fragrance of perfumed female can make it awfully tough for a guy to think clearly, especially when the killer is also breathing down his neck."--Publisher website.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 10 copies

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Chump Change: A Leo Waterman Mystery

Chump Change: A Leo Waterman Mystery
Ford, G. M.

A mysterious intruder utters Leo's name just before dying, leading the private eye into the wealthy victim's past—and from Seattle to Idaho—to find justice.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel

Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel
Ford, Jamie

Is it possible movie star Willow Frost is really the mother of 12-year-old Chinese-American orphan William Eng? He hopes so. Set in Depression-era Seattle and the Moore Theatre. Don't miss Ford's "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet."


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 16 copies

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Goodbye for Now: A Novel

Goodbye for Now: A Novel
Frankel, Laurie

Software engineer Sam Elling designs a program that enables people to email and correspond with their loved ones who have died. It's not magic—it's computer science. Or is it?


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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Ed King: A Novel

Ed King: A Novel
Guterson, David

Walter Cousins, married actuary, takes his two children to the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle and starts an affair with his au pair, Diane, setting in motion an Oedipal tale of consequences and fate.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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The Look of Love: A Novel

The Look of Love: A Novel
Jio, Sarah

When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn't believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Second Watch

Second Watch
Jance, Judith A.

Detective J. P. Beaumont takes on a 40-year-old cold case to find out who killed University of Washington student Monica Wellington in 1973. Twenty-first in the series and Beaumont is as good as ever.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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Language Arts

Language Arts
Kallos, Stephanie

Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their son with autism, he prefers the company of the ghosts he turns up in the storage boxes in his crawl space. From the author of "Broken for You," also set in Seattle.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 24 copies

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Doghouse: A Gin and Tonic Mystery

Doghouse: A Gin and Tonic Mystery
Kornetsky, L. A.

Even though she's unlicensed as an investigator, the infamously nosy Ginny Mallard has begun to make a name for herself as an unofficial champion of the tongue-tied. When a mysterious stranger comes to her with landlord trouble, she convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her once more. Soon, they realize they might have got themselves tied up in an underground dogfighting ring. With the help of Ginny's pet shar-pei puppy and Tonica's tabby cat, they have to figure out what's going on before someone else gets hurt. Will twelve legs really be better than four?


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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