Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago&#39;s seventh novel tells the story of an unassuming clerk in an unnamed registrar&#39;s office. The reclusive Senhor José devotes his solitary life to a single passion - collecting clippings about famous people and sneaking into the Registry at night to gather additional facts on their birth and lives. Upon finding the index card of a 36-year-old unknown woman among his celebrity clippings, he begins a consuming quest to learn more about the woman&#39;s life.In this detective thriller with a genealogy twist, former cop turned heir hunter Nick Merchant finds himself searching for the heirs to an estate worth $22 million. A fast-paced, suspenseful read from Chris Larsgaard.Historical romance with a genealogy twist, &#34;Outlander&#34; by Diana Gabaldon sends heroine Claire Randall unexpectedly back in time to 18th century Scotland where she meets her present-day husband&#39;s notorious ancestor, Captain John Randall. It can get a bit graphic at times, but this book and the rest of the series is one of my all-time favorites.<p>A genealogy &#34;who-done-it&#34; in the Torie O&#39;Shea series by Rett MacPherson, this cozy mystery begins with a 150-year-old diary which holds the clues to a deadly past. Other books in this excellent genealogical-themed series include A Misty Morning, Comedy of Heirs, Blood Relations and Thicker Than Water.</p>One of several books genealogical mysteries featuring professional genealogist Nick Herald, <i>Lineages &amp; Lies</i> by Jimmy Fox delves into the murder of a genealogist and his ties to a ship that sailed into French colonial New Orleans. The main character can be a bit obnoxious at times, but the genealogy adds a nice twist. Other good reads by this author include Jackpot Blood and Deadly Pedigree.Murder mystery writer Lee Martin adds a genealogy twist to this novel featuring Deb Ralston, a middle-aged Mormon police officer. A connection between an extra corpse and a missing genealogist is just the beginning of the puzzling mystery.Several members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) discover a corpse in an out-of-the-way cemetery, leading them to want to learn more. A bit of genealogical research and a lot of murder mystery makes this a lively, fun read.A retired professor searches to learn why his father kept his grandparent&#39;s origins as Russian Jews a secret, even from his own wife.Author Abigail Davis weaves a story around the 1737 trial of Kate, a Pequot Indian woman for the murder of her newborn infant. Karla Palmer, a novice genealogist, works to uncover Kate&#39;s story - using timelines, historical societies, genealogical records, and a number of interesting hypotheses.Upon arriving in Ballycara, Ireland, to research his roots, Irish-American Danny O&#39;Flaherty finds that his cousin Rose has been brutally murdered. Her murder and the family&#39;s origins turn out to be connected, discovered by Danny in his genealogical quest to uncover the truth.