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CSI:Madison - A Drink Before the War

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Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Dennis Lehane
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A Drink Before the War

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, two young, smart-mouthed Boston PIs, are hired by a trio of prominent macho politicians to find a State House cleaning woman who may have purloined some important ``documents.'' The pair quickly learns that Jenna Angeline has no documents. She does have a son and a husband who lead rival black street gangs, an angry sister and a photo of one of the pols with her husband in a hotel room. While helping Patrick, Jenna is gunned down in a hail of Uzi fire; gang war is quickly declared, and the two detectives aim for a plan that will avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Read more about CSI:Madison - A Drink Before the War

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CSI:Madison - Out

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Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Natsuo Kirino
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Out

Four women who work the night shift in a Tokyo factory that produces boxed lunches find their lives twisted beyond repair in this grimly compelling crime novel, which won Japan's top mystery award, the Grand Prix, for its already heralded author, now making her first appearance in English. Despite the female bonding, this dark, violent novel is more evocative of Gogol or Dostoyevsky than Thelma and Louise. When Yayoi, the youngest and prettiest of the women, strangles her philandering gambler husband with his own belt in an explosion of rage, she turns instinctively for help to her co-worker Masako, an older and wiser woman whose own family life has fallen apart in less dramatic fashion. To help her cut up and get rid of the dead body, Masako recruits Yoshie and Kuniko, two fellow factory workers caught up in other kinds of domestic traps. Published for the first time in English, this critically acclaimed Japanese novel brings the mystery thriller to new levels of intensity and realism, drawing readers into a nightmare of murder, suspicion, and fear. Out has great plot twists, intensity, and an ending that would make Hannibal Lecter smile. Read more about CSI:Madison - Out

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CSI:Madison - Black and Blue

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Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Ian Rankin
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Black and Blue

In this excellent entry in the John Rebus series, the Edinburgh police detective has a lot on his plate: an oil-rig worker has been sadistically murdered (or has he?), a television news series has prompted an inquiry into one of Rebus' earlier cases, and--worst of all--a serial killer is on the loose. In the 1960s, a real-life killer called Bible John stalked Glasgow, and to this day, no one knows his true identity. (Rankin points out in the novel's afterword that there is no proof that Bible John is now dead, as many assume.) In the novel, it is 30 years later, and someone--dubbed "Johnny Bible" by the press--is re-creating those vicious crimes. And Rebus is obsessed not only with solving the case but also with finding out the identity of the real Bible John. Read more about CSI:Madison - Black and Blue

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CSI:Madison - No Country for Old Men

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Cormac McCarthy
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No Country for Old Men

In 1980 southwest Texas, Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles across several dead men, a bunch of heroin and $2.4 million in cash. The bulk of the novel is a gripping man-on-the-run sequence relayed in terse, masterful prose as Moss, who's taken the money, tries to evade Wells, an ex-Special Forces agent employed by a powerful cartel, and Chigurh, an icy psychopathic murderer armed with a cattle gun and a dangerous philosophy of justice. Also concerned about Moss's whereabouts is Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman struggling with his sense that there's a new breed of man (embodied in Chigurh) whose destructive power he simply cannot match. Read more about CSI:Madison - No Country for Old Men

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CSI:Madison - The Guards

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Ken Bruen
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The Guards

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Siochana-The Guards, Ireland's police force-and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to. Stark, violent, sharp, and funny, The Guards is an exceptional novel, one that leaves you stunned and breathless, flipping back to the beginning in a mad dash to find Jack Taylor and enter his world all over again. It's an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing, and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galway streets. Praised by authors and critics around the globe, The Guards heralds the arrival of an essential new novelist in contemporary crime fiction. Read more about CSI:Madison - The Guards

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CSI:Madison - The Fifth Child

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Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Doris Lessing
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The Fifth Child

Harriet and David, both conservative, old-fashioned and out of step with the liberated '60s, meet in London and know immediately that they are meant to marry. They buy a white elephant of a house in the suburbs and begin to fill its many bedrooms with children. Smugly determined to create a happy family, they unashamedly sponge off David's father and exploit Harriet's mother as an unpaid nanny. The first four children are adorable, but when Harriet becomes pregnant for the fifth time, she realizes that this baby is different. Painfully active in the womb, newborn Ben seems more like a monster than child; Harriet thinks he is a throwback to humanity's primitive forebears. Howling and raging, enormously strong, Ben inspires fear and horror. After he strangles two pets and menaces his siblings, David sends him away to an institution. Harriet is compelled to bring him home, but his presence irrevocably destroys family harmony. The implications of this slim, gripping work are ominous. Read more about CSI:Madison - The Fifth Child

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CSI:Madison - Father and Son

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Larry Brown
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Father and Son

Convicted and sentenced on a vehicular homicide charge, Glen is the bad seed - the haunted, angry, drunken, and dangerous son of Virgil and Emma Davis. Bobby Blanchard is the sheriff, as different from Glen as can be imagined, but in love with the same woman - the mother of Glen's illegitimate son. Before he's been back in town thirty-six hours, Glen has robbed his war-crippled father, bullied and humiliated his younger brother, and rejected his son, David. Bobby finds himself sorting through the mayhem Glen leaves in his wake - a murdered bar owner, a rape, Glen's terrorized family, and the little boy who needs a father. And, as he gets closer and closer to the murderous Glen, tension builds like a Mississippi thunderstorm about to break loose. Read more about CSI:Madison - Father and Son

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CSI:Madison - Cotton Comes to Harlem

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Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Chester Himes
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Cotton Comes to Harlem

Black flim-flam man Deke O'Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta's state penitentiary than he's back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement he's counting on the big Harlem rally to produce a big collection - for his own private charity. But the take ($87,000) is hijacked by white gunmen and hidden in a bale of cotton that suddenly everyone wants to get his hands on. With Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones on everyone's trail and piecing together the complexity of the scheme, Cotton Comes to Harlem is one of Himes's hardest-hitting and most entertaining thrillers. Read more about CSI:Madison - Cotton Comes to Harlem

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CSI: Madison - The Bottoms

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Joe R. Lansdale
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The Bottoms

Deep East Texas in the Great Depression. A place where poverty is as prevalent and devastating as tornadoes. When young Harry Crane discovers a mutilated body in the river bottoms, a cold fear grips the region and racial tension nears fever pitch. Harry believes the killer is the Goat Man, a monster of Texas legend, made all the more real to Harry because he has actually seen him on his nocturnal wanderings. In the dark and gloom of the Texas night, and with no suspect in sight, the body count rises, a man is lynched, and the local law-Harry's father-intensifies the search for a savage killer who may be closer than anyone dares imagine. Read more about CSI: Madison - The Bottoms

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CSI:Madison - The Killer Inside Me

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Jim Thompson
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The Killer Inside Me

Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness - the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again. An underground classic since its publication in 1952, The Killer Inside Me is the book that made Jim Thompson's name synonymous with the roman noir. Read more about CSI:Madison - The Killer Inside Me

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