If you enjoyed reading The Racketeer by John Grisham, the Bellingham Library staff suggest you might also enjoy reading the following titles. Click on the title to go to the library catalog page to reserve the book. Or, if you are in the library, use the call number at the end of the description to find the title in the library.
Capitol Murder by William Bernhardt.
A legal thriller involving a United States Senator caught in a sordid scandal and a murder. One of Bernhardt’s bestselling novels featuring Oklahoma Defense Attorney Ben Kincaid. Suspenseful and plot-driven. Call # FIC BER
Smash Cut by Sandra Brown.
A thriller about a company CEO who is shot dead during an armed robbery. Elements in the story are family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his mistress.
Call # FIC BRO
Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein.
Stylish and steely-nerved D.A. Alexandra Cooper is on a hunt for a killer inside New York City’s glitzy art world. The victim is a silk-clad woman pulled from the waters at Manhattan’s northern tip. Fast-paced and full of suspense. Call # FIC FAI
The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer.
Set in Washington, D.C., this is about an insider’s game that turns deadly. Plenty of backroom D.C. ambience and lots of action.
Call # FIC MEL
The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer.
This #1 New York Times bestseller features a 200-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson and a present-day conspiracy at the highest level of power. Involves disturbing secrets involving Freemason history. Call # FIC MEL
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly.
Two of Michael Connelly’s protagonists, the relatively new Mickey Haller and the world-weary homicide detective Harry Bosch, come together for the first time in this captivating legal thriller. Call # FIC CON
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly.
One of Connelly’s “Lincoln Lawyer” series, this is an engaging courtroom thriller. Suspenseful and fast-paced, where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Call # FIC CON
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein.
A thriller that takes heroine Alexandra Cooper into the dark underside of New York City’s most beloved and storied restaurants, and a murder case spanning continents. Call # FIC FAI
Beach Road by James Patterson.
Patterson has collaborated once again with Peter de Jonge, his co-author on The Beach House. This book returns to the world of the Hamptons. This involves a small town lawyer who lands a big case, with a shocking conclusion. Call # FIC PAT
Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson.
The President’s son and daughter have been abducted from their school. Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. Then a deadly contagion in the D.C. water supply threatens to cripple the capital. A thriller with unstoppable action. Call # FIC PAT
Descriptions of books are from Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, Library Journal, and Booklist.