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Originally published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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NW Books: Investigating a Fairclough murder

New books of Seattle interest: “Believing the Lie,” “Dragon Days,” “Sensational Victoria” and “Multicultural Marketing and Business Consulting.”

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“Believing the Lie: An Inspector Lynley Novel” by Elizabeth George (New American Library, $16). New in paperback, from the popular Whidbey Island mystery writer: Aristocratic Inspector Lynley is recruited for an undercover operation to investigate the death of a man from the wealthy and influential Fairclough clan. “George’s jumbo-sized books could make handy offensive weapons, and ‘Believing the Lie’ doesn’t disappoint in that regard. Don’t be discouraged by its size — there’s no wasted motion or extraneous fat,” said Seattle Times crime fiction columnist Adam Woog.

“Dragon Days: The story of Miss Bardahl and the 1960s kids who loved hydros” by Jon Osterberg (Peoh Point Publishing, $34.95). Seattle’s Seafair fans take note: Osterberg, a Redmond author, published his first book on hydroplane racing, focusing on Miss Bardahl, or the Green Dragon, which won three consecutive national championships in 1963-65.

“Sensational Victoria: Bright Lights, Red Lights, Murders, Ghosts & Gardens” by Eve Lazarus (Anvil Press Publishers, $24). Take a deeper look at that favorite vacation spot for people in the Puget Sound: Victoria, B.C. Lazarus takes a look at aspects of the city that don’t make the tour guides, such as legendary women of the area and murders in the capital.

“Multicultural Marketing and Business Consulting” by Thaddeus Spratlen, Leslie Lum, Detra Y. Montoya, Michael Verchot (University of Washington Press, $50). The University of Washington’s Business and Economic Development Center releases this textbook on multicultural business principles.

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