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CSI:Madison - The Zero

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Jess Walter
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The Zero

From its opening pages - when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head - novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. Read more about CSI:Madison - The Zero

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CSI: Madison - The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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George V. Higgins
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Eddie Coyle works for Jimmy Scalisi, supplying him with guns for a couple of bank jobs. But a cop named Foley is on to Eddie and he's leaning on him to finger Scalisi, a gang leader with a lot to hide. And then there's Dillon-a full-time bartender and part-time contract killer--pretending to be Eddie's friend. Wheeling, dealing, chasing, and stealing--that's Eddie, and he's got lots of friends. Read more about CSI: Madison - The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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CSI : Madison - The Maltese Falcon

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Dashiell Hammett
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The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008.

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CSI: Madison - The Attack

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Yasmina Khadra
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The Attack

From the graphic, beautifully rendered description of the bombing that opens the novel to the searing conclusion, The Attack portrays the reality of terrorism and its incalculable spiritual costs. Intense and humane, devoid of political bias, hatred, and polemics, it probes deep inside the Muslim world and gives readers a profound understanding of what seems impossible to understand. Read more about CSI: Madison - The Attack

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CSI: Madison - Muscle for the Wing

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Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Daniel Woodrell
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Muscle for the Wing

This action-packed thriller is underscored by Woodrell's ability to evoke the tawdry bayou town of St. Bruno and its citizenry: a hodgepodge of misfits and small-time criminals. The Wing, a nationwide gang of ex-convicts and inmates led on the outside by Emil Jadick, will stop at nothing to gain control of the area's action, though it has been dominated for years by boss Auguste Beaurain. After Jadick and his bizarre henchmen invade a poker game and kill one of the players, Mayor Gene Crawford recruits cop Rene Shade and his old friend Shuggie Zeck to find the Wing and dole out justice to the upstarts. An interesting relationship among the men culminates in a surprising conclusion. Read more about CSI: Madison - Muscle for the Wing

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CSI: Madison - The Black Dahlia

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Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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James Ellroy
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The Black Dahlia

Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly discovery. Ellroy's powerful rendering of the long-reaching effects of murder gives the case new meaning. Read more about CSI: Madison - The Black Dahlia

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CSI: Madison - Drive

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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James Sallis
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Drive

Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake. Later still, of course, there'd be no doubt. But for now Driver is, as they say, in the moment. And the moment includes this blood lapping toward him, the pressure of dawn's late light at windows and door, traffic sounds from the interstate nearby, the sound of someone weeping in the next room....Thus begins Drive, a new novella by one of the nation's most respected and honored writers of noir fiction. Read more about CSI: Madison - Drive

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CSI: Madison - Black Sunday

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Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thomas Harris
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Black Sunday

This is the 1975 debut novel from Harris, who went on to write Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. Black Sunday pits an American Vietnam veteran of dubious sanity and PLO terrorist accomplices against a ruthless Israeli security agent and the FBI in a race to kill the 80,000 spectators at the Super Bowl, with the president of the United States in attendance. The plot (large-scale terrorist act perpetrated in the United States by an American) was considered somewhat improbable when first reviewed but is considerably less so today. Read more about CSI: Madison - Black Sunday

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CSI: Madison - Dirty White Boys

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Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Stephen Hunter
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Dirty White Boys

After killing a black inmate, the brutal Lamar Pye breaks out of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary along with his retarded cousin, Odell, and a hapless artist-turned-felon named Richard. They embark on a desperate run across Oklahoma and Texas, pursued by state troopers. The escapees hide out with a convict groupie who has lived alone since murdering her parents as an adolescent. In a parody of domesticity, Lamar embraces these losers as the family he never knew. Unlettered Lamar is a natural leader, more intelligent by far than his pursuers, but his gang screws up every time at a terrible cost in bloodshed. Read more about CSI: Madison - Dirty White Boys

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CSI:Madison - March Violets

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Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Philip Kerr
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March Violets

The brutality and corruption of Nazi Germany serve as the backdrop for this impressive debut mystery novel. Scottish-born Kerr re-creates the period accurately and with verve; the novel reeks of the sordid decade that saw Hitler's rise to power. Bernhard Gunther is a hard-boiled Berlin detective who specializes in tracking down missing persons--mostly Jews. He is summoned by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the robbery of a priceless diamond necklace. Gunther quickly is catapulted into a major political scandal involving Hitler's two main henchmen, Goering and Himmler. Read more about CSI:Madison - March Violets

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