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Rachel Marin — ordinary single mother and fierce vigilante — is forced to adopt an alias and move to a small town in Illinois to protect her children. Local detectives believe that the death of the local mayor was a suicide, but Rachel is convinced otherwise.

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When her late detective father leaves Kelly Pruett a letter including a clue for an unsolved case of a young woman’s death by train, she is determined to see the case to its end. While Kelly juggles taking care of her deaf daughter and dealing with a complicated family and a controlling ex, she discovers layers to this mystery that reveal a murder and a double life.

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The great Atkinson put her Jackson Brodie detective series on pause for a while, in order to write a remarkable series of wartime novels (“Life After Life,” “A God in Ruins” and “Transcription”); now, finally, he’s back, in the fifth and darkest installment of the series. Reading it last spring, I was struck by Atkinson’s masterful juggling of a vast array of secondary characters, as Brodie investigates a network of sex traffickers in a quiet Yorkshire town. You flit in and out of their various viewpoints, but Brodie’s — warmhearted, weary, haunted by loss — always feels like coming home.

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“The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith: Set in Botswana, the 19 books in this series cover not only the individual mysteries of detective Mma Precious Ramotswe but also of the country itself.The Kenzie-Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane: This series contains “Gone Baby Gone” which was made into a movie by Ben Affleck. The stories follow two detectives in Boston working through the crimes of the city.“Mrs. Polifax” by Dorothy Gilman: A retiree gets caught in a web of intrigue and exotic locations in these light, fast mysteries.“The Prey Series” by John Sanford: With more than two dozen titles in the series, the adventures of charismatic detective Lucas Davenport can keep even avid readers rapt for days.

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SEA ISLE CITY — The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will assess the city Police Department on May 17 for accreditation and is inviting public comment on the matter, the city said in a news release.

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