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A Catered Mother's Day by Crawford, Isis

A Catered Mother's Day

Mar 4, 2015
A Finely Knit Murder - A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Goldenbaum, Sally

A Finely Knit Murder - A Seaside Knitters Mystery

Mar 4, 2015
A healthy homicide by McLaughlin, Staci, author.

A healthy homicide

"Normally the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, California, would welcome a little healthy competition. But it's no day at the spa when the rivalry with their chic opponent turns lethal. . . Blossom Valley is abuzz with excitement over The Pampered Life, a brand new spa with a trendy menu of decadent services and employees who look like they jumped off the pages of a fashion magazine--and Dana Lewis is worried it could ruin business. But when the swanky spa's owner is drowned in

Mar 4, 2015
A murder of magpies by Flanders, Judith, author.

A murder of magpies

"It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair ... [including] lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause-- before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messen

Mar 4, 2015
A root awakening - a flower shop mystery by Collins, Kate, 1951- author.

A root awakening - a flower shop mystery

"When her new husband, Marco, is hired to find the person responsible for pushing a construction worker to his death while restoring the dilapidated Victorian they were thinking about buying, flower shop owner Abby Knight launches her own secret investigation, which blossoms into a disaster."--

Mar 4, 2015
A skeleton in the family by Perry, Leigh, author.

A skeleton in the family

Mar 4, 2015
A Wee Murder in My Shop by Stewart, Fran

A Wee Murder in My Shop

Feb 28, 2015
A wee murder in my shop by Stewart, Fran, 1947- author.

A wee murder in my shop

Hamelin, Vermont, isn't the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn's ScotShop, business is booming... While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can't resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fe

Mar 4, 2015
A woman unknown by Brody, Frances, author.

A woman unknown

"The woman unknown: Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother and calls on the expertise of Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth extraordinaire to investigate. The gentleman: Everett Runcie is a banker facing ruin and disgrace. His American heiress wife will no longer pay for his mistakes, or tolerate his infidelity, and is seeking a divorce. The murder: When a chambermaid enters Runcie's hotel room, she is shocked t

Mar 4, 2015
Acts of Faith by Wynn, Patricia.

Acts of Faith

In the summer of 1716, as King George celebrates victory over the Jacobite rebels, waiting-woman Hester Kean is sent into Yorkshire to ready her cousin Mary for life at Court. She befriends a fellow passenger on the stage, a neighbor of her cousins, who turns out to be a Roman Catholic, coming home after receiving an illegal education in France. When they arrive to learn that his father has been murdered, Hester's efforts to help are stymied by the secrecy under which Catholics are forced to liv

Mar 4, 2015
All the Wrong Places by Lieberman, Lisa

All the Wrong Places

Mar 4, 2015
An anecdotal death - a Harry Brock mystery by Roby, Kinley E.

An anecdotal death - a Harry Brock mystery

Feb 28, 2015
An early wake by Connolly, Sheila, author.

An early wake

"Pub owner Maura Donovan may have Irish kin, but she doesn't seem to have the luck of the Irish. Who could have foreseen that bringing live music back to Sullivan's Pub would lead to a dead musician? Summer is ending in County Cork, Ireland, and with it the tourist season. Expat Maura Donovan is determined to keep Sullivan's Pub in the black as the days grow shorter--but how? When she hears that the place was once a hot spot for Irish musicians who'd come play in the back room, she wonders if br

Mar 4, 2015
An exaggerated murder - a novel by Cook, Josh D., 1980-

An exaggerated murder - a novel

Mar 4, 2015
Antiques Swap by Allan, Barbara

Antiques Swap

Mar 4, 2015
As Gouda as dead by Aames, Avery, author.

As Gouda as dead

Providence, Ohio is celebrating Valentine's Day with a week full of events. While her cheese shop sells heart-shaped cheeses, Charlotte Bessette is set to walk down the aisle, but a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiance's farm, causing the couple to reconsider the timing of the wedding.

Mar 4, 2015
Assault and Pepper by Budewitz, Leslie

Assault and Pepper

Feb 28, 2015
Assault and pepper by Budewitz, Leslie, author.

Assault and pepper

"Spice and tea shop owner Pepper Reece finds herself steeped in a murder investigation when a panhandler named Doc is found dead on her store's doorstep and her employee, Tory Finch, is accused of the crime."--

Mar 4, 2015
At the drop of a hat by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

At the drop of a hat

When one of their customers is accused of killing her boss, London hat-shop owners Scarlett Parker and Vivian Tremont investigate in order to find the real murderer.

Mar 4, 2015
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Atherton, Nancy

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King

Mar 4, 2015
Bonecrack by Francis, Dick.

Bonecrack

Mar 4, 2015
Borrowed Crime by Cass, Laurie

Borrowed Crime

Feb 28, 2015
Borrowed crime by Cass, Laurie, author.

Borrowed crime

When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she's worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she's determined to keep her patrons -- and Eddie's fans --happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn't see Eddie. The library director doesn't exactly know about the bookmobile's furry co-pilot.

Mar 4, 2015
By book or by crook - a lighthouse library mystery by Gates, Eva, author.

By book or by crook - a lighthouse library mystery

Mar 4, 2015
Camille by Lemaitre, Pierre

Camille

Mar 4, 2015
Cat out of hell by Truss, Lynne.

Cat out of hell

"For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he’s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister’s kitchen staring at the only witness to what’s happened to her – her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he’s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking . . . and that much of wh

Mar 4, 2015
Criminal confections by London, Colette, author.

Criminal confections

"Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they're irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix... Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It's thrilling work but rarely dangerous--until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemai^tre resort spa in San Francisco

Mar 4, 2015
Cry uncle by McLean, Russel D., author.

Cry uncle

"Working undercover on behalf of the police, McNee’s mission is to get close to aging gangster David Burns and uncover his secrets. In his role as Burns’ new right hand man, he’s expected to follow orders and get his hands dirty. But how far can he go before he crosses the line? With the murder of Burns’ nephew – supposedly under McNee’s protection at the time – the tension ratchets up to breaking point, and McNee finds himself in the midst of a vicious turf war. His cover at risk of being blown

Mar 4, 2015
Cut to the quick by Ross, Kate.

Cut to the quick

In the 1820s, Mark Craddock, a former stable hand, blackmails Hugh Fontclair into affiancing Fontclair's son to Craddock's daughter, and at a party before the wedding, Julian Kestrel finds a murdered woman in his bed.

Feb 26, 2015
Darned if you do by Ferris, Monica.

Darned if you do

"The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries have shown that when it comes to murder, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn't mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she'll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble... After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota--including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch-

Mar 4, 2015
Deadfall - a Ryan Moar mystery by Hartley, Michael D., 1936-

Deadfall - a Ryan Moar mystery

Mar 1, 2015
Deadly Desire at Honeychurch Hall - A Honeychurch Hall Mystery by Dennison, Hannah

Deadly Desire at Honeychurch Hall - A Honeychurch Hall Mystery

Mar 4, 2015
Death & the redheaded woman - an Auction block mystery by Ross, Loretta, 1966-

Death & the redheaded woman - an Auction block mystery

When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. When the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren meets Death Bogart, a private eye and part-time bounty hunter. Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer. Death finds a friend and willing ally in Wren, but they aren't the only ones searching for treasure. Two ruthless men are also

Mar 4, 2015
Death of a liar by Beaton, M. C., author.

Death of a liar

"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies t

Mar 4, 2015
Death wears a beauty mask and other stories. by Clark, Mary Higgins.

Death wears a beauty mask and other stories.

Mar 4, 2015
Definitely dead - an empty nest mystery by Winston, Lois.

Definitely dead - an empty nest mystery

"When her career is outsourced to Asia, fledgling romance author and empty-nester Gracie Elliott wants a job that will allow her time to write. So she opens Relatively Speaking, becoming a wing woman to the senior set. Since her clients need several hours each morning to find their teeth, lube their creaky joints, and deal with lower GI necessities, and they always turn in after the early bird specials, she has plenty of time to pen her future bestsellers. Gracie deliberately avoids mentioning h

Mar 4, 2015
Doctor Death by Kaaberbøl, Lene, author.

Doctor Death

"Centered around Madeline Karno, an ambitious young woman eager to shatter the confines of 1890s France, this novel is a gripping mystery that takes the reader on a captivating journey to find the cause behind a series of suspicious deaths"--

Mar 4, 2015
Double fudge brownie murder - a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes by Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.

Double fudge brownie murder - a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes

"Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . . Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judg

Mar 4, 2015
Drawing conclusions by Verne, Deirdre, 1965-

Drawing conclusions

"Estranged from her wealthy parents, freegan CeCe Prentice lives off the grid with her roommates in her inherited old harbor master's home on the North Shore of Long Island. CeCe spends her time dumpster-diving for food, tending to her organic farm, and sketching portraits. Her life is shattered when Det. Frank DeRosa informs her that her twin brother, Teddy, has been killed and that it may be related to his genetics work at their father's company. Then an attempt on CeCe's life is made, and she

Mar 4, 2015
Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R.

Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies when she comes face-to-face with a young Japanese woman who is not all that she seems.

Mar 4, 2015
Dreamless by Brekke, Jørgen, 1968- author.

Dreamless

"A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in a forest, gruesomely murdered--her larynx cut out, and an antique music box placed carefully atop her body, playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar, but that no one can quite place. ChiefInspector Odd Singsaker, of the Trondheim Police Department, still recovering from brain surgery, is called in to investigate. Singsaker, now married to Felicia Stone, the American detective he met while tracking down a serial killer, fears the w

Mar 4, 2015
Dying for a Cupcake - A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery by Swanson, Denise

Dying for a Cupcake - A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery

Feb 28, 2015
Dying for a cupcake by Swanson, Denise

Dying for a cupcake

Returning home to Shadow Bend, Missouri where she hopes to launch her new line of cupcakes, Kizzy Cutler finds her plans derailed by the strange death of her assistant and several attempts on her own life, which makes her realize that someone is not so sweet on her return.

Mar 4, 2015
Farewell to freedom by Blædel, Sara.

Farewell to freedom

"A young woman's body is found on the street in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district, her throat slit, and the media is clamoring for the grisly details. Detective Louise Rick is investigating the gruesome murder when her friend, Camilla Lind, calls. Louise assumes it is because Camilla, a crime reporter on a morning paper, wants to be the first to hear of any juicy new developments. Instead, her distraught friend reveals that her ten year-old son found an abandoned baby on his way to school. As Lou

Mar 1, 2015
Fatal feast by Ruud, Jay.

Fatal feast

"When an Irish knight dies mysteriously at a banquet she is hosting, Queen Guenivere is charged with murder and faces death at the stake if found guilty. Her loyal page, Gildas, rushes to the woods to track down Merlin and convince him to take up the investigation and save the queen. Fatal Feast is a fast-paced murder mystery set in the legendary court of Camelot, imagined as it might have existed in the high Middle Ages, with Sir Gawain, Sir Gareth, and Sir Lancelot in pivotal roles, and the yo

Mar 4, 2015
February fever - a murder-by-month mystery by Lourey, Jess, 1970-

February fever - a murder-by-month mystery

"Signing up to attend a private investigator's conference when Johnny takes an internship, Mira James journeys on a romance-themed train route designed to introduce singles to each other, a trip that is overshadowed by the murder of a fellow passenger."--

Mar 4, 2015
Firebreak by Fields, Tricia, author.

Firebreak

"Texas is experiencing its worst season of wildfires in a decade, forcing police chief Josie Gray to evacuate the citizens of Artemis. Not everyone makes it out alive, however. In the fire's wake, she discovers the body of someone who never left town, lying dead in the house of a local country music singer. Beside the body lies a syringe carrying traces of heroin. It seems as if the deceased nodded off and then missed the evacuation. But as Josie learns more about the unfortunate victim, she beg

Mar 4, 2015
Flamenco, flan, and fatalities by McHugh, Mary, author.

Flamenco, flan, and fatalities

"The high-kicking Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain. But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four-day-old flan--with Gini as suspect numero uno--the feisty friends waste no time stepping into their sleuthing shoes to protect one of their own" --

Mar 4, 2015
Folly - A British Murder Mystery Set in the Cotswolds by Cameron, Stella

Folly - A British Murder Mystery Set in the Cotswolds

Mar 4, 2015
Freezer burn by Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-

Freezer burn

A robber on the run in Texas is given a job in a freak show by the kind owner of a travelling circus. The robber repays the man's kindness by sleeping with his wife and plotting with her to murder him.

Mar 4, 2015
Fry another day by Cook, J. J.

Fry another day

"While competing in a nationally televised food-truck race, Zoe Chase, a Southern food truck chef who always likes to serve a side of justice, must catch a killer who is taking out the competition one by one. By the national best-selling author of Death on Eat Street."--

Mar 4, 2015
Ghost image - a Sophie Medina mystery by Crosby, Ellen, 1953-

Ghost image - a Sophie Medina mystery

"From the author of Multiple Exposure, an "assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas" (Publishers Weekly), comes the second novel in the thrilling Sophie Medina series, following a photojournalist as she races to find an international treasure before a murderer finds her. When freelance photojournalist Sophie Medina finds Brother Kevin Boyle, a Franciscan friar and controversial environmentalist, dead in the magnificent gardens of a Washington, DC monastery, she is sure her friend was murd

Mar 4, 2015
Grave consequences - a Charlie Henry mystery by Thurlo, David.

Grave consequences - a Charlie Henry mystery

"Just as Charlie Henry thinks life might have calmed down, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous case involving a beautiful silver-and-turquoise necklace with a mysterious history. When a young Navajo man shows up at FOB Pawn, claiming the necklace is a family heirloom of his girlfriend, Charlie is skeptical. No claim ticket, no exchange. But when the same young man returns with reinforcements--and guns--it's clear that there's more to his story than originally appears. This necklace qu

Mar 4, 2015
Guilty Waters by Masters, Priscilla

Guilty Waters

Feb 28, 2015
Guilty waters by Masters, Priscilla, author.

Guilty waters

The disappearance of two French girls in a Staffordshire beauty spot signals a tough new case for Detective Joanna Piercy. Ce´cile Bellange is a worried mother. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Annabelle and her friend Dorothe´e left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but it's now September and the only contact from them is a postcard sent from the picturesque setting of Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire three months ago. Meanwhile, in England, brothers Martin and James Stuart find a n

Mar 4, 2015
Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel by McKinty, Adrian.

Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel

"Belfast, 1985, amidst the "Troubles": Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), struggles with burn-out as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter die

Mar 4, 2015
How a Gunman Says Goodbye by Mackay, Malcolm

How a Gunman Says Goodbye

Mar 4, 2015
How to Catch a Cat by Hale, Rebecca M.

How to Catch a Cat

Feb 28, 2015
How to catch a cat by Hale, Rebecca M.

How to catch a cat

A serial killer with a peculiar penchant for City Hall interns is on the loose in San Francisco, and it's up to me--and my two cats, Rupert and Isabella--to put a stop to the spree. Unfortunately, worrying about my uncle Oscar's failing health and assisting with the interim mayor's America's Cup regatta doesn't leave me with much opportunity to chase down clues.

Mar 4, 2015
Hush hush - a Tess Monaghan novel by Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.

Hush hush - a Tess Monaghan novel

Taking a case that challenges her busy schedule, Tess Monaghan and new partner, Sandy Sanchez, assess the security needs of an imperious Baltimore woman whose family reunion is overshadowed by a violent stalker

Mar 4, 2015
Innocent graves - a novel of suspense by Robinson, Peter, 1950-

Innocent graves - a novel of suspense

The murder of a teenage girl incites hatred, a shocking travesty of justice, and the devastation of a community in this chilling classic from the international bestselling author of "Close to Home."

Mar 4, 2015
Just you wait - a Grace Street mystery by Tesh, Jane, author.

Just you wait - a Grace Street mystery

David Randall, a private detective short of work, invites his psychic friend Camden into a case. Miss Viola Mitchell, an aging local actress, has recently been reported missing. The Parkland PD's Jordan Finley objects to Randall and Cam inspecting Viola's home, claiming the police don't need their help. Moments later, despite the array of birds and cats perfuming the residence, Cam advises Finley, "Check the basement." Viola is neatly planted there in a square of dirt. Who would kill her? Why? A

Mar 4, 2015
Kicked to the curb by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Kicked to the curb

The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper's past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara's other problems seem trivial in comparison to...a murder investigation!

Mar 4, 2015
Killing Frost - Deets Shanahan's Final Case by Tierney, Ron

Killing Frost - Deets Shanahan's Final Case

Mar 4, 2015
Kittens can kill by Simon, Clea, author.

Kittens can kill

"The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies--and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind--with ar

Mar 4, 2015
Ladle to the Grave by Archer, Connie

Ladle to the Grave

Feb 28, 2015
Ladle to the grave by Archer, Connie, author.

Ladle to the grave

"When her grandfather's concoction for a pagan celebration results in the death of one of the attendees, soup-shop owner Lucky Jamieson, while helping her best friend discover the identity of a dead man she found on her property, stirs up trouble as she tries to clear her grandfather's name."--

Mar 4, 2015
Lamentation by Sansom, C. J., author.

Lamentation

"As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife--and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor--Queen Catherine Parr. Shardl

Mar 4, 2015
License to dill by Hughes, Mary Ellen, author.

License to dill

"Piper Lamb, a fruit and vegetable preserver, finds herself in quite a pickle when her ex-fiancé drops in for a visit and her dill supplier, local farmer Gerald Standley, is accused of murdering his bitter rival, the manager of an Italian soccer team."--

Mar 4, 2015
Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel by Phelan, Tom, 1940-

Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel

"Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born, he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him. He has come home to investigate two deaths that happened decades earlier when he was a child, deaths that were ruled accidental. But Patrick knows-and believes the whole town knows-they were murde

Mar 1, 2015
Lord of the silent by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013.

Lord of the silent

"With World War One going on, Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her family leave England for Cairo, Egypt. Hoping to keep her son Ramses away from the spy work that endangered his life in the past, Amelia sends him and his wife to check on security at old dig sites. But before you know it, fresh corpses turn up in old tombs, kidnappers strike, and an old enemy returns. --"

Mar 4, 2015
Motive by Kellerman, Jonathan.

Motive

"A much loved woman's dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. Turns out her devoted boyfriend has an alibi and, with few clues leading to a suspect, LAPD's Lieutenant Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help. Then another woman's shot execution style; three bullets in the back of her head leave her husband with a profitable business. He's got an alibi too. As the body count builds, A

Mar 4, 2015
Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Brightwell, Emily, author.

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away

"Old sins cast long shadows. Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried--but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. Mrs. Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspecto

Mar 4, 2015
Murder on the Champ de Mars by Black, Cara, 1951-

Murder on the Champ de Mars

Struggling to run her business and care for her newborn, sleep-deprived Aime´e Leduc reluctantly takes the case of a French Gypsy boy whose dying mother has been kidnapped by adversaries who would hide a dangerous secret about Aime´e's murdered father.

Mar 4, 2015
Murder with fried chicken and waffles by Herbert, A. L.

Murder with fried chicken and waffles

Halia Watkins, the owner of a well-loved soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland, investigates after a smooth-talking, shady entrepreneur turns up murdered in her kitchen, right next to her cast iron frying pan.

Mar 4, 2015
Mystery of the dinner playhouse by Befeler, Mike.

Mystery of the dinner playhouse

"When a staged murder at a mystery dinner playhouse turns into a real poisoning death, recently retired detective Gabe Tremont is called back to solve the crime and discovers the playhouse director, the cast and a spy from a competing theater all have reasons to want the murdered man dead" --

Mar 4, 2015
Nantucket five-spot - a Henry Kennis mystery by Axelrod, Steven, author.

Nantucket five-spot - a Henry Kennis mystery

Henry Kennis, Nantucket island's poetry-writing police chief works a second challenging case. At the height of the summer tourist season, a threat to bomb the annual Boston Pops Concert could destroy the island's economy, along with its cachet as a safe, if mostly summer-time, haven for America's ruling class. The threat of terrorism brings The Department of Homeland Security to the island, along with prospects for a rekindled love affair - Henry's lost love works for the DHS now. The "terrorism

Mar 4, 2015
No known grave - a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery by Jennings, Maureen, author.

No known grave - a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery

Mar 4, 2015
Obsession in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- author.

Obsession in death

NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who proves his devotion by killing repeatedly.

Mar 4, 2015
Plague land by Sykes, S. D., author.

Plague land

"Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Dispatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviving peasants. Yet some things never change. Oswald's mother remains the powerful matriarch of the family, and his sister Cle

Mar 1, 2015
Played by the book by Arlington, Lucy.

Played by the book

The owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency is thrilled when former local boy and popular television show host Damian York returns to Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, to launch his new gardening book.

Mar 4, 2015
Poison ivy - a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Riggs, Cynthia.

Poison ivy - a Martha's Vineyard mystery

"On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy. The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity

Feb 28, 2015
Quarry's choice by Collins, Max Allan.

Quarry's choice

"Biloxi blues: Quarry is a pro in the murder business. When the man he works for becomes a target himself, Quarry is sent South to remove a traitor in the ranks. But in this wide-open city--with sin everywhere, and betrayal around every corner--Quarry must make the most dangerous choice of his deadly career: who to kill?"--Page [4] of cover.

Mar 4, 2015
Rat race by Francis, Dick.

Rat race

Assigned to fly four racing buffs to the track, pilot Matt Shore is forced to make an emergency landing, and he soon finds out that the mob has been tampering with the horseracing industry.

Mar 4, 2015
Reykjavik nights - an Inspector Erlendur novel by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-

Reykjavik nights - an Inspector Erlendur novel

Mar 4, 2015
Running with wild blood by Finger, Gerrie Ferris.

Running with wild blood

"Recruited to investigate a cold-case murder when a key witness suddenly gets back his memory, Moriah Dru tackles difficult complications when the victim's father takes things into his own hands and winds up dead."--

Mar 4, 2015
Satan's Lullaby - a medieval mystery by Royal, Priscilla.

Satan's Lullaby - a medieval mystery

It is the autumn of 1278. The harvest is in. The air is crisp. Dusty summer breathes a sigh before the dark seasons arrive. For Prioress Eleanor, dark times arrive early in Norfolk. Abbess Isabeau, the head of her order, has sent Father Etienne Davoir from its headquarters in France to inspect all aspects of Tyndall Priory from its morals to its roofs. Surely the Abbess would not have chosen her own brother for this rare and thorough investigation unless the cause was serious and she had reasons

Mar 4, 2015
Sidetracked by Collins, Brandilyn.

Sidetracked

"Thirty-four-year-old Delanie Miller has fled her dark past and is now settled into a quiet life in small-town Redbud, Kentucky. She has friends, a faux "family" who lives in her house, and a loving boyfriend who may soon ask her to marry him. Her aching dream of a husband and future children are about to come true. But protecting this life of promise means keeping a low profile and guarding the truth of her past-from everyone."--

Mar 4, 2015
Slayed on the Slopes by Dyer-Seeley, Kate

Slayed on the Slopes

Feb 28, 2015
Someone to watch over me - a thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author.

Someone to watch over me - a thriller

"A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?" --

Mar 4, 2015
Stiff penalty by Ryan, Annelise, author.

Stiff penalty

"Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing's certain, she'd better start figuring things

Mar 4, 2015
Suspendered Sentence by Bradford, Laura

Suspendered Sentence

Feb 28, 2015
Suspendered sentence by Bradford, Laura, author.

Suspendered sentence

"After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways. Now Detective Jakob Fisher--once a member of the Amish community himself--is d

Mar 4, 2015
Tails, You Lose by Perry, Carol J.

Tails, You Lose

Feb 28, 2015
Tear down and die by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Tear down and die

While on a trip to her grandfather's home on the picturesque Treasure Coast of Florida, empty-nester Cara Mia Delgatto impulsively snaps up an abandoned building, only to discover it's already occupied by a fresh corpse. While a murder investigation swirls around her, and she works to open a store specializing in recycled and repurposed decor items, she bumps into an old boyfriend who claims to still love her, but whose affection just might be a ploy to save himself from a murder plea.

Mar 4, 2015
The beige man by Tursten, Helene, 1954-

The beige man

"Goteborg, Sweden: A high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar. As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover a disturbing connection. The man whose car

Mar 4, 2015
The Blue and the Grey by Trow, M. J.

The Blue and the Grey

Mar 4, 2015
The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons - A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery by Block, Lawrence

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons - A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery

Mar 4, 2015
The buried life by Patel, Carrie, author.

The buried life

"The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation - Recoletta's top-secret historical research facility. When a second high-profile murder threatens the very fabric of city society, Malone and her rookie partner Rafe Sundar must tread carefully, lest they fall victim to not only the criminals they seek, but

Mar 4, 2015
The burning gates by Bilal, Parker, 1960- author.

The burning gates

In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, a powerful art dealer known as Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets and alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he soon finds out that this side of the

Mar 4, 2015
The cat, the devil, the last escape by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau, author.

The cat, the devil, the last escape

"The next new novel from critically acclaimed author, Shirley Rousseau Murphy. While in prison Morgan makes fast friends with an old con named Lee Fontana and together they plan an elaborate escape in an attempt to clear Morgan's name for good, if they can outsmart the Devil one more time.."--

Mar 4, 2015
The Children Return - a Bruno, Chief of Police novel by Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23-

The Children Return - a Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Mar 4, 2015
The Dark Side of the Road by Green, Simon R.

The Dark Side of the Road

Mar 4, 2015
The edge of dreams by Bowen, Rhys, author.

The edge of dreams

"Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig

Mar 4, 2015
The forgotten girls by Blædel, Sara.

The forgotten girls

"After the discovery of a body in the forest, the new director of the Danish Missing Persons Department recognizes the dead woman as a child inmate at a state mental institution and uncovers links to her own past during the investigation."--

Mar 4, 2015
The Ghost Fields by Griffiths, Elly

The Ghost Fields

Mar 4, 2015
The hidden man by Blake, Robin, 1948-

The hidden man

"Blake continues the series Booklist calls "a solid winner" with a darkly rich mystery centered on an apparent suicide that leads Cragg and Fidelis down a treacherous path.The year is 1742, and the people of Preston are looking forward to their ancient once-every-twenty-years festival of merriment and excess, the Preston Guild. But the prospect darkens as the town plunges into a financial crisis caused by the death of pawnbroker and would-be banker Philip Pimbo, shot behind the locked door of hi

Mar 4, 2015
The league of frightened men - a Nero Wolfe mystery by Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.

The league of frightened men - a Nero Wolfe mystery

Mar 4, 2015
The long and faraway gone by Berney, Louis, author.

The long and faraway gone

"In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape-- and drags him deeper into the harrowing m

Mar 4, 2015
The lost treasures of R&B by George, Nelson, author.

The lost treasures of R&B

"While looking into a robbery involving rapper Asya Roc and a former acquaintance from the streets, professional bodyguard turned private investigator D. Hunter is hired to track down the rarest soul music single ever recorded."--

Mar 1, 2015
The monster of Florence by Nabb, Magdalen, 1947-2007.

The monster of Florence

Marshal Guarnaccia feels out of his league when he is assigned to help track down a serial killer, especially when he assigned to work under Simonetti, a man so dedicated to achieving a conviction that he is blinded to the consequences.

Mar 4, 2015
The moonlit door by Lake, Deryn, author.

The moonlit door

A new puzzle for the Reverend Nick Lawrence . . . It is May in the sleepy village of Lakehurst, Sussex, and Nick Lawrence has organised a Medieval Fair, complete with maypole dancing, archers and Mr Grimm's men, a group of Morris dancers. The fair is enjoyed by all and a great success, but once the village green is deserted a horrific event takes place that shocks the whole village. A young orphan, Billy, is shot through the heart with an arrow and his body covered with the ribbons from the mayp

Mar 4, 2015
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Mackay, Malcolm

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

Mar 4, 2015
The shape of water by Camilleri, Andrea.

The shape of water

The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.

Mar 4, 2015
The Sirena quest - a novel by Kahn, Michael A., 1952- author.

The Sirena quest - a novel

The New York Times Sunday Magazine piece famously opened: "She has pouting lips and high round breasts. Thousands of men have dreamt of her. Hundreds have chased after her. Two have died in pursuit. Her name is Sirena, she weighs 193 pounds, and she vanished in 1959. Without a trace." Barrett College's legendary Greco-Roman sculpture's fate was still a hot topic in 1970 when four roommates began their freshman year at the New England school. They've gone their separate ways for years. But as the

Mar 1, 2015
The Sudden Arrival of Violence by Mackay, Malcom

The Sudden Arrival of Violence

Mar 4, 2015
The terra-cotta dog by Camilleri, Andrea.

The terra-cotta dog

Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious te^te a` te^te with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There, the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into one family's darkest secrets.

Mar 4, 2015
Thus was adonis murdered by Caudwell, Sarah.

Thus was adonis murdered

"Fleeing from tax-related worries, Julia Larwood indulges in a holiday, unaware that the fellow tourist she falls for is an Inland Revenue employee, who turns up dead in her bed with her copy of the Finance Act nearby."--

Mar 4, 2015
Town in a sweet pickle by Haywood, B. B., author.

Town in a sweet pickle

"In the quiet coastal community of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday is a local farmer who dutifully tends to her blueberry fields--and steps in to solve the occasional murder... When Candy organizes a cooking event for her local newspaper, the town's most prominent citizens turn out to witness the popular cookbook author Julia von Fleming serve as a guest judge. But when Julia comes close to consuming a poisoned pickle, she begins to suspect someone in Cape Willington is trying to kill her

Mar 4, 2015
Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery by Washburn, L. J.

Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery

"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic,

Mar 4, 2015
Twisted innocence by Blackstock, Terri, 1957- author.

Twisted innocence

"Holly Cramer has stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, but she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter, Lily. When police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Lily's father, Creed Kershaw, a person of interest in a drug-related murder case, she is determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and Lily hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connectio

Mar 1, 2015
Veronica Mars. Mr. Kiss and Tell by Thomas, Rob.

Veronica Mars. Mr. Kiss and Tell

"The second Veronica Mars novel, in which she investigates a mysterious crime at The Neptune Grand hotel" --

Mar 4, 2015
Voice of the violin by Camilleri, Andrea.

Voice of the violin

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Mar 4, 2015
What the fly saw by Bailey, Frankie Y., author.

What the fly saw

Albany, New York, January 2020 The morning after a blizzard that shut down the city, funeral director Kevin Novak is found dead in the basement of his funeral home. The arrow sticking out of his chest came from his own hunting bow. A loving husband and father and an active member of a local megachurch, Novak had no known enemies. His family and friends say he had been depressed because his best friend died suddenly of a heart attack and Novak blamed himself. But what does his guilt have to do wi

Mar 4, 2015
Whispering shadows - a novel by Sendker, Jan-Philipp, author.

Whispering shadows - a novel

Mar 4, 2015
Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by Harris, C. S., author.

Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery

"London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription KING CHARLES, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim's kinship to the current Home Secretary d

Mar 4, 2015
Will Starling - a novel - the reckoning of Wm. Starling, Esq., a foundling, concerning monstrous crimes and infernal aspirations, with perpetrators named and shrouded infamies disclosed to light of day, as set down by his own hand in this year 1816 by Wei

Will Starling - a novel - the reckoning of Wm. Starling, Esq., a foundling, concerning monstrous crimes and infernal aspirations, with perpetrators named and shrouded infamies disclosed to light of day, as set down by his own hand in this year 1816

After years as a battlefield surgeon during the Napoleonic War, Will Starling returns to London in 1816 to build a civilian surgical practice. But when one of the grave-robbers who supplies him with cadavers for dissection is complicit in a murder, Will resolves to find out the truth.

Mar 4, 2015
With baited breath - a lotus bay mystery by Bartlett, L. L. (Lorraine L.)

With baited breath - a lotus bay mystery

Tori Cannon and her grandfather, Herb return from her grandmother's funeral, and it's with sadness that she learns the bait ship and small motel they ran has fallen on hard times. Jammed into one of the motel's units is the body of one of Herb's customers, his mouth filled with spikes. The victim has no enemies, except for maybe the rich woman who wanted to level his eyesore of a home. But he also had a daughter who's resentful her father wasn't a major force in her life, and some friends who we

Mar 4, 2015