Staff Picks

Want to know that the MBTB staff is reading and loving?  These are some titles that are loved by just about everyone at the store.  If you'd like to see staff picks for each member of the staff, click on the name of the staff member below.






The Ghosts of Belfast Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616957698
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Published: Soho Crime - January 12th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book and Winner of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Neville's debut remains "a flat-out terror trip" (James Ellroy) and "one ofthe best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times" (John Connolly).

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ISBN: 9781597808569
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Published: Night Shade Books - April 19th, 2016

Dominic Lancaster hoped to prove himself to his family by excelling in the Navy during World War II. Instead he is wounded while serving as a gunner and loses his leg. Still recovering from his wounds and the trauma of his amputation when the Blitz begins, Dominic finds himself shuffled off to the countryside by his family, along with his partially deaf sister, Octavia.

What's a Ghoul to Do?: A Ghost Hunter Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451220905
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Published: Signet Book - April 3rd, 2007

M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J.

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ISBN: 9781402258701
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 2nd, 2012

A brooding and atmospheric Scottish tale from a RITA and RT Reviewers Choice Award-winning and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

The invincible ninth Roman Legion marches from York to fight the Northern tribes, and then vanishes from the pages of history. When Verity Grey goes looking for them, she may find more than she bargained for.

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ISBN: 9780425283172
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 6th, 2016

APublishers WeeklyBest Book of 2015
A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2015

From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . .

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This House Is Haunted Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590516799
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Published: Other Press (NY) - October 8th, 2013

Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth-century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace.

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ISBN: 9780307390271
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Published: Vintage Books USA - February 26th, 2008

Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him.

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ISBN: 9780553581713
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Published: Bantam Books - November 1st, 1999

If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage....Now I seem to be a private eye....I shouldn't have listened to that ghost....
Meet Sarah Booth unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest.

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ISBN: 9780451235688
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Published: New American Library - March 6th, 2012

Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide.

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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review
A New York Times Bestseller

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The Little Stranger Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594484469
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2010

"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed." Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

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ISBN: 9780062091611
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 16th, 2011

Todd has written a first novel that speaks out, urgently and compassionately, for a long-dead generation .A meticulously wrought puzzle.
New York Times Book Review

An intricately plotted mystery. With this remarkable debut, Charles Todd breaks new ground in the historical crime novel.
Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle

The Seance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547247823
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Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2009

A haunting tale of apparitions, a cursed manor house, and two generations of women determined to discover the truth, by the author of The Ghost Writer Sell the Hall unseen; burn it to the ground and plow the earth with salt, if you will; but never live there . .

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ISBN: 9780307745316
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Published: Vintage Books - January 3rd, 2012

A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs.

Rebecca Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 5th, 2006

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew.

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By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Books - December 2006

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

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Come Closer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616951009
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Published: Soho Press - May 31st, 2011

A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her boss that's replaced by obscene insults. Amanda a successful architect in a happy marriage finds her life going off kilter by degrees. She starts smoking again, and one night for no reason, without even the knowledge that she's doing it, she burns her husband with a cigarette.

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Nyctophobia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781781082119
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Published: Solaris - October 7th, 2014

An original thriller from bestselling author Christopher Fowler that reinventing the haunted house story.

The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620408056
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 26th, 2014

Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections Dracula's Guest (vampires) and The Dead Witness (detectives) have been widely praised, has gathered twelve of the best stories about humanity's oldest supernatural obsession.

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ISBN: 9780857890092
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Published: Atlantic Books (UK) - April 2011

The first in thehistorically rich, atmosphericmystery series featuring female exorcistReverend Merrily Watkins