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A dance at the slaughterhouse - a Matthew Scudder crime novel by Block, Lawrence.

A dance at the slaughterhouse - a Matthew Scudder crime novel

Private investigator Matthew Scudder searches for the missing link between two horrific crimes -- the rape-murder of wealthy Amanda Thurman and a snuff film involving a young homeless boy.

Nov 27, 2014
A deadly indifference by Jevons, Marshall, author.

A deadly indifference

Nov 27, 2014
A deadly measure of brimstone - a Dandy Gilver mystery by McPherson, Catriona, 1965-

A deadly measure of brimstone - a Dandy Gilver mystery

"Catriona McPherson's critically acclaimed mystery series set in 1920s Scotland and featuring plucky and laugh-out-loud-funny heroine Dandy Gilver is perfect for fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers, and Agatha Christie. In this new book, Dandy and the whole Gilver clan travel to a spa town for a weekend of relaxation which is quickly interrupted by a slew of mysterious - and deadly - events. The men of the Gilver family have come down, between them, with influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia and p

Nov 27, 2014
A dog gone murder by Viets, Elaine, 1950- author.

A dog gone murder

Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob's Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother's new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man's true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house. Now it's up to Josie to clear Franklin's name. Her investigation rev

Nov 27, 2014
A high-end finish by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

A high-end finish

Shannon Hammer, owner of a successful home renovation and repair business in the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, is the prime suspect in the murder of real estate agent Jerry Saxton. After the two of them go on a disastrous blind date, Jerry's body is found in a run-down Victorian home that Shannon has been hired to restore. The town's attractive new police chief suspects Shannon, who, with the help of her friends, her eccentric father, and a handsome crime writer who's j

Nov 27, 2014
A letter of Mary - a Mary Russell novel by King, Laurie R.

A letter of Mary - a Mary Russell novel

From Edgar Award-winning author Laurie R. King, this national bestseller has met unprecedented acclaim from critics as diverse as "The New York Times Book Review": " a lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company". The case of an amateur archaeologist whose discoveries in the Holy Land may have resulted in her murder, this novel finds the inimitable duo of Russell and Holmes in superlative form. Martin's Press.

Nov 27, 2014
A New York Christmas - a novel by Perry, Anne.

A New York Christmas - a novel

"Anne Perry's new Christmas novel is an irresistible tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. For the first time, Perry's annual yuletide offering is set in New York City--a sparkling young metropolis bursting with life, promise, and subtle menace. The year is 1904. Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police, is crossing the Atlantic as companion to Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic B

Nov 27, 2014
A noble radiance by Leon, Donna.

A noble radiance

An unassuming uninhabited farmhouse in the Italian countryside delivers up its gruesome secret when its overgrown grounds are cleared for the first time in decades. What is left of the decomposing body is of little help to the urgently summoned Brunetti...until a distinctively valuable signet ring, found nearby, links the mangled remains to a kidnapped scion of Venetian aristocracy.

Nov 27, 2014
A tightly raveled mind by Lawson, Diane.

A tightly raveled mind

"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband

Nov 27, 2014
A virtuous death by Trent, Christine, author.

A virtuous death

"Queen Victoria, still mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has found solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles in the occult and keeps the grieving queen entertained with his tarot card readings. Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to attend one of Mr. Brown's infamous readings, during which he implies that Buckingham Palace will soon be shrouded in death's dark veil. Well acquainted with death, Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan--until his sinister divinations be

Nov 27, 2014
And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery by Flora, Kate, 1949-

And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery

"A boy rapping on his car window summons Portland police detective Joe Burgess to a fire at a nearby mosque, where he finds a screaming woman and her baby locked in a closet. The baby dies. The very young mother survives, but suffers from traumatic muteness. She has no ID and no one has reported her missing. Autopsy shows the gravely ill baby would have needed surgery to survive. Burgess suspects someone was trying to keep mother and baby away from hospitals that might have asked questions. As B

Nov 27, 2014
Bad country - a novel by McKenzie, C. B.

Bad country - a novel

"The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border j

Nov 27, 2014
Bed of nails by Varenne, Antonin, 1973-

Bed of nails

"When John Nichols arrives to identify the body of an old friend, he is immediately caught up in the detritus of Alan Musgrave's life, the side of Paris the tourists don't see, where everyone has a past but very few count on a future. But what can he expect from a man who bled to death in his own excruciating S&M stage show? Now there's a maverick police lieutenant on the prowl who thinks that Musgrave's suicide was murder. Gue´rin might not look like much, but he's one of the few honest office

Nov 27, 2014
Black karma - a White Ginger novel by Robinson, Thatcher, 1952-

Black karma - a White Ginger novel

"Bai Jiang--San Francisco's best-known souxun ("people finder")--is hired to track down the mysterious Daniel Chen. Police inspector Kelly suspects Chen of being involved in a botched drug heist that resulted in the death of an officer. Bai has her own suspicions. She thinks the police just want to see Chen dead. Her investigation leads Bai into deadly intrigue as she finds herself caught between international intelligence agencies and merchants of war, who deal in death, drugs, and high-jacked

Nov 27, 2014
Bloody politics by Sefton, Maggie.

Bloody politics

"The jogger's throat was cut, leaving a pool of blood on the pedestrian path. Molly Malone could tell by the neon yellow running shoe dangling off the end of the stretcher that the body belonged to her friend Natasha Jorgenson. A junior congressional staffer, Natasha was on her way to meet with Molly to hand over important research on an international banking bill. Natasha was the third person who knew about the research to die. Molly fears she won't be the last. As she and her colleagues are ta

Nov 27, 2014
By cook or by crook by Corrigan, Maya.

By cook or by crook

Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has traded in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the Chesapeake Bay. Living with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the tourist town of Bayport is hardly glamorous, but she enjoys working at the Cool Down Cafe at the local fitness club, and she finally has time to work on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club's patrons is found dead, she'll have to cook up a scheme to find the kille

Nov 27, 2014
Cattle Kate - a novel by Bommersbach, Jana.

Cattle Kate - a novel

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it 'range land justice' when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore. But history was wrong. It was all a lie. Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn't a rustler. She wasn't a whore. And she'd never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a 29-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched with her husband by her ri

Nov 27, 2014
Chorus lines, caviar, and corpses by McHugh, Mary, author.

Chorus lines, caviar, and corpses

"There's no pussy-footing around murder. It's never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a Russian river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it's not so easy to tap their troubles away. A crew member has been killed, and a passenger is mi

Nov 27, 2014
Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

A used car salesman sells a Florida waitress a lemon and before she can return it, the car is stolen as part of an insurance scam. Eventually she finds the car with the salesman inside, dead. So begins a comic mystery featuring reporter Jeff Cantrell. By the author of Heart Trouble.

Nov 25, 2014
Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

A used car salesman sells a Florida waitress a lemon and before she can return it, the car is stolen as part of an insurance scam. Eventually she finds the car with the salesman inside, dead. So begins a comic mystery featuring reporter Jeff Cantrell. By the author of Heart Trouble.

Nov 27, 2014
Death on demand by Hart, Carolyn G.

Death on demand

At Annie Laurance's Death on Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, murder most foul suddenly isn't confined to the well-stocked shelves. Author Elliot Morgan's abrupt demise during a weekly gathering of famous mystery writers called the Sunday Night Reblars is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen.

Nov 27, 2014
Death on the Cherwell by Hay, Mavis Doriel, author.

Death on the Cherwell

For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils in the world: unladylike behavior among her students and bad publicity for the college. This means it's a very, very bad day when a secret society of her students meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon--and finds the drowned body of the college bursar. Death on the Cherwell follows the investigation, which initially focuses on the girls themselves and ultimately leads them to do some detecting of their own. So

Nov 27, 2014
Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery by Webb, Betty, author.

Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery

Nov 27, 2014
Every crooked nanny by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Every crooked nanny

"After ten years of cleaning up Atlanta's streets, former cop Callahan Garrity trades in her badge for a broom and buys herself a housekeeping business. She's on the job when her clients discover that their pretty nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared ... along with jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. ... it's going to require some industrial-strength sleuthing on Callahan's part if she wants to solve--and survive--this one."--Page 4 of cover.

Nov 25, 2014
Every crooked nanny by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Every crooked nanny

"After ten years of cleaning up Atlanta's streets, former cop Callahan Garrity trades in her badge for a broom and buys herself a housekeeping business. She's on the job when her clients discover that their pretty nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared...along with jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Soon Callahan is involved with a job messier than any she's ever encountered while wearing an apron. Illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-dista

Nov 27, 2014
Everybody dies by Block, Lawrence.

Everybody dies

Matt Scudder is leading a comfortable life in New York until he signs on to help his dearest friend--the HellUs Kitchen hoodlum Mick "Butcher Boy" Ballou. Matt quickly discovers that the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty, and stained with blood. (August).

Nov 27, 2014
Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.

Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel

Scarpetta finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. Then she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno-genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta's own flesh and blood.

Nov 27, 2014
For his name's sake by Viguié, Debbie.

For his name's sake

Nov 27, 2014
Good night, Mr. Holmes by Douglas, Carole Nelson.

Good night, Mr. Holmes

Nov 27, 2014
Happy never after by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Happy never after

Callahan Garrity is a former Atlanta cop, a part-time sleuth and full-time owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set.

Nov 25, 2014
Happy never after by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Happy never after

Lady PI Callahan Garrity of Atlanta is hired to find a singer for a group planning a comeback after their manager dropped them. Garrity finds the singer, gun in hand, next to the body of the manager. Only she's too drunk to have done it. By the author of Every Crooked Nanny.

Nov 27, 2014
He shall thunder in the sky by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013.

He shall thunder in the sky

Nov 27, 2014
Heart trouble - a Callahan Garrity mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Heart trouble - a Callahan Garrity mystery

Atlanta takes time out from its pre-Olympic frenzy to obsess about the murder case of Whitney Dobbs. A boozy socialite, Whitney earned the wrath of the city when she killed a little girl in a hit-and-run. When Whitney is shot while doing her community service, Callahan is suspicious about the victim's ex-husband. Callahan gets help from her House Mouse cleaning team to track down one mean, mad killer.

Nov 27, 2014
Hell on wheels by Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952-

Hell on wheels

Nov 27, 2014
Helsinki noir by

Helsinki noir

Nov 27, 2014
Ho-ho-homicide by Dunnett, Kaitlyn.

Ho-ho-homicide

While spending a week at her friend's Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of "accidents," and a strange maze of trees.

Nov 23, 2014
In the company of Sherlock Holmes - stories inspired by the Holmes canon by

In the company of Sherlock Holmes - stories inspired by the Holmes canon

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers--and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Inside you'

Nov 27, 2014
In the paths of righteousness by Viguié, Debbie, author.

In the paths of righteousness

Cindy and Jeremiah have survived a lot together. However, a vacation with her brother, Kyle, might just be the death of all of them. Kyle tricks them into being guests on his new travel show that entails an old west cowboy adventure where the cameras are rolling, the cattle are stampeding, and someone wants Kyle dead. It's up to Cindy to keep her brother alive, if she doesn't kill him first. Meanwhile Jeremiah is busy trying to make sure that his past stays in the past which is becoming harder t

Nov 27, 2014
Indelible by Helton, Peter, author.

Indelible

Nov 23, 2014
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Barron, Stephanie.

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas

"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been

Nov 23, 2014
Justice Hall - a Mary Russell novel by King, Laurie R.

Justice Hall - a Mary Russell novel

"It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort dies amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justica fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength. A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild p

Nov 27, 2014
Knot guilty by Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.

Knot guilty

Nov 27, 2014
Knot in my backyard by Marks, Mary

Knot in my backyard

When she stumbles over the body of baseball coach Dax Martin, middle-age divorcee Martha Ross and her fellow quilters must piece together the clues to figure out who in their neighborhood wanted the coach benched permanently.

Nov 27, 2014
Land of careful shadows by Chazin, Suzanne, author.

Land of careful shadows

Latino homicide detective Jimmy Vega must investigate the ethnically charged murder of a Hispanic woman found fifty miles north of New York City, as well as locate the baby pictured in a photograph found on the dead woman.

Nov 27, 2014
Let sleeping dogs lie - a novel by Brown, Rita Mae.

Let sleeping dogs lie - a novel

"On the Ides of March, an ill wind blows no good -- especially when it knocks down a tree limb in the oldest equine graveyard in America, revealing remains that are decidedly un-equine. It falls to Master of the Foxhunt, the indomitable "Sister" Jane Arnold and her trusty hounds to investigate an old murder with present day repercussions. To start off, the complicated relations between three old families and their prize thoroughbreds must be untangled. And when Sister's troublesome nemesis Crawf

Nov 27, 2014
Lethal letters by Adams, Ellery, author.

Lethal letters

When an item from a time capsule discovered in the foundation of a local church goes missing and a young woman is murdered, aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges investigates with the help of her fellow writers.

Nov 27, 2014
Lickety-split - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Lickety-split - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

The golden years of ex-AP reporter Kicklighter are at best gilded. For him, making ends meet is a full-time job: clipping coupons, eating at odds hours to avail himself of early-bird specials, engineering senior citizen discounts on everything he can. Not that his life is all work, however. When winter rolls around, life at Truman's home, the Fountain of Youth Residential Hotel, in St. Petersburg, takes on a festive air as a passel of old friends from up north arrive for the winter and the local

Nov 27, 2014
Lost light - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Lost light - a novel

Retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch peruses old files and becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of a Hollywood production assistant and an unsolved armor car robbery.

Nov 27, 2014
Miracle cure by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Miracle cure

They're one of the country's most telegenic couples: beloved TV journalist Sara Lowell and New York's hottest basketball star, Michael Silverman. In a Manhattan clinic, a doctor has dedicated his life to eradicating a devastating disease. One by one, they're being targeted by a serial killer. And now Michael has been diagnosed with the disease.

Nov 26, 2014
Moment of truth by Scottoline, Lisa.

Moment of truth

Attorney Jack Newlin comes home one evening to find his wife, Honor, dead on the floor of their elegant dining room. Convinced that he knows who killed her--and determined to hide the truth--Jack decides to make it look as though he did it. Staging the crime scene so that the evidence incriminates him, he then calls the police. And to hammer the final nail in his own coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio, employed at the hot P

Nov 27, 2014
Mrs. Malory and the festival murder by Holt, Hazel, 1928- author.

Mrs. Malory and the festival murder

Nov 27, 2014
Mrs. Pollifax on the China station by Gilman, Dorothy, 1923-2012.

Mrs. Pollifax on the China station

Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Brunswick, NJ goes as a tourist to China for the CIA. She must act as cover for a CIA agent she is not permitted to know, with the ultimate aim of extricating Mr. X, a political prisoner in China.

Nov 27, 2014
Murder at the margin - a Henry Spearman mystery by Jevons, Marshall, author.

Murder at the margin - a Henry Spearman mystery

Nov 27, 2014
N is for noose by Grafton, Sue, author.

N is for noose

Nov 27, 2014
No mallets intended by Hamilton, Victoria, 1957- author.

No mallets intended

The Queensville Heritage Society is restoring the once-grand Dumpe Manor. While Dumpe relatives and society members use the occasion to dust off old grudges, Jaymie Leighton prefers to adorn the kitchen with authentic Depression Era furnishings. A collection of vintage wooden mallets found in the house is a perfect addition to her display, but one also offers a late-night intruder the perfect weapon to knock Jaymie unconscious before escaping. Though the attack has everyone on edge, nothing is m

Nov 27, 2014
O Jerusalem by King, Laurie R.

O Jerusalem

In 1919, Sherlock Holmes and his future wife Mary Russell are smuggled into Palestine under cover of darkness. Disguised as Arabs they foil a Turkish plot to regain control of Jerusalem from the British.

Nov 27, 2014
Older than goodbye - a Judd Wheeler mystery by Helms, Richard W., 1955-

Older than goodbye - a Judd Wheeler mystery

Nov 27, 2014
On borrowed time by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

On borrowed time

When her brother, Jack, a world-traveling consultant for a coffee company, goes missing, Briar Creek library director Lindsey Norris gets mixed up in a strange case involving South American business dealings and an exotic woman.

Nov 27, 2014
Plagued by quilt by MacRae, Molly.

Plagued by quilt

Nov 27, 2014
Playing for the ashes by George, Elizabeth, 1949-

Playing for the ashes

When country milkman Martin Snell makes his usual delivery to fifteenth-century Celandine Cottage one fine spring morning in Kent, he expects to be greeted by the cottage's seductive tenant, Gabriella Patten, not the ugly remains of a fire pointing to murder. A burnt-out chair, a peculiar pattern of soot on the walls, an asphyxiated corpse, two footprints, and a collection of discarded cigarette butts bring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers out o

Nov 23, 2014
Rutland Place - a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Perry, Anne.

Rutland Place - a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel

When Charlotte learns of her mother's distress in losing a locket with a compromising picture, she has no idea that it's just the beginning of a series of bizarre events that will end in sudden death.

Nov 27, 2014
Safari by Hall, Parnell, author.

Safari

Reluctantly embarking on a group safari trip to Zambia, Stanley Hastings finds himself at the mercy of a reckless hunter guide who enjoys encounters with dangerous animals before suspicious accidents begin plaguing fellow tourists.

Nov 27, 2014
Scratched by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)

Scratched

"As Algy Temple, the deft pool player, sleuth, and Ivy League university lawyer, investigates the suspicious death of a retired professor, it coincides with his involvement in a high stakes pool tournament in Providence, where old world shadows hang heavily in the air. Unexpectedly, he finds himself on a path that leads him to Rome and the Boot of Italy where he confronts the dreaded 'Ndrangheta crime family and discovers a past haunted by vendetta and conspiracy. Mobsters and shylocks, a Ponzi

Nov 27, 2014
Sister Eve, private eye by Hinton, J. Lynne, author.

Sister Eve, private eye

"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest

Nov 27, 2014
Snow White red-handed by Chance, Maia, author.

Snow White red-handed

"Miss Ophelia Flax is a Victorian actress who knows all about making quick changes and even quicker exits. But to solve a fairy-tale crime in the haunted Black Forest, she'll need more than a bit of charm. 1867: After being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady's maid position for a crass American millionaire. But when her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have

Nov 27, 2014
Sons of Sparta by Siger, Jeffrey, author.

Sons of Sparta

"Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well- recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives.

Nov 27, 2014
Soul of the fire by Pattison, Eliot, author.

Soul of the fire

"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commis

Nov 27, 2014
Spouses & other crimes - short stories by Coburn, Andrew, author.

Spouses & other crimes - short stories

Rendered with Edgar-nominated author Andrew Coburn's signature style of chilly elegance, here are eleven stories that touch us with the headiness of an American saga. In the genre-defying territory of his bestselling novels these are the lyrical and beautiful struggles of small-town characters playing out the equations of their lives in this, Coburn's first ever collection of short fiction.

Nov 27, 2014
Sudden mischief by Parker, Robert B.

Sudden mischief

Nov 27, 2014
Suede to rest by Vallere, Diane, author.

Suede to rest

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family's textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she's ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren't the ones causing a snag in her plans... Not everyone wants Poly back in San Ladro´n, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell--and le

Nov 27, 2014
Tampa burn by White, Randy Wayne.

Tampa burn

It's taken ten years for former assassin Doc Form to reinvent himself on Florida's Gulf coast. Now the abduction of his only son--the legace of a long-ago love affair--has pulled him back into the shadow of his vilent past, and more is at stake than ransom. The kidnapper is a legend known as Incendiario. Torture by fire is his speciality--and his pleasure. In the pay of a vengeful politco with twisted ties to Doc, Incendiario is arranging a private hell reserved for the innocent. The trap h

Nov 27, 2014
The adventure of the plated spoon and other tales of Sherlock Holmes by Estleman, Loren D., author.

The adventure of the plated spoon and other tales of Sherlock Holmes

Nov 27, 2014
The Black Lizard big book of locked-room mysteries - the most complete collection of impossible crime stories ever assembled by

The Black Lizard big book of locked-room mysteries - the most complete collection of impossible crime stories ever assembled

Nov 23, 2014
The burglar on the prowl by Block, Lawrence.

The burglar on the prowl

Antiquarian book dealer and fashionable thief Bernie Rhodenbarr once again indulges his appetite for breaking and entering in his never-ending quest for fun and profit.

Nov 27, 2014
The burning room - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.

The burning room - a novel

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Nov 27, 2014
The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery by Carl, JoAnna.

The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery

"Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose-and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier's most hated clown.... Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson's balloons. But it's been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody's moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe's shuttered tourist trap, and it's giving her delicious idea

Nov 27, 2014
The Cinderella murder - an under suspicion novel by Clark, Mary Higgins.

The Cinderella murder - an under suspicion novel

"Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program--a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected--is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode. Now Laurie has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of Under Suspicion: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was foun

Nov 27, 2014
The devil's star by Nesbø, Jo, 1960-

The devil's star

Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. One finger has been cut off and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a pentagram--a five-pointed star--is found under her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. He believes Tom is behind a gang of arms smugglers--and the murder of his partner. But Harry, an off-the-rails alcoholic, is barely holding on to his job and has little choice but to play ni

Nov 27, 2014
The fatal equilibrium by Jevons, Marshall.

The fatal equilibrium

Nov 27, 2014
The Green Mill murder - a Phryne Fisher mystery by Greenwood, Kerry.

The Green Mill murder - a Phryne Fisher mystery

Wealthy Australian flapper Phryne Fisher uncovers a wealth of family secrets when she agrees to search for Charles Freeman, her date at a Melbourne club who disappeared just after the murder of a man on the dance floor, and his brother Victor, a World War I veteran who has become something of a hermit since returning home.

Nov 27, 2014
The Grimswell curse by Siciliano, Sam, 1947- author.

The Grimswell curse

Nov 27, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to ac

Nov 23, 2014
The laws of murder by Finch, Charles (Charles B.)

The laws of murder

"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend,

Nov 27, 2014
The man with the lead stomach by Parot, Jean-François.

The man with the lead stomach

2nd Nicolas Le Floch investigation - a sinister death at the opera reveals something rotten at the French court.

Nov 27, 2014
The moor - Mary Russell novel by King, Laurie R.

The moor - Mary Russell novel

Twenty years after he solved the case of the hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes returns to Dartmoor to investigate a murder and another sighting of the hound. On this occasion he is accompanied by his wife, Mary Russell, who narrates.

Nov 27, 2014
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Fossum, Karin, 1954-

The murder of Harriet Krohn

"On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler who's only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in his hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter Julie's forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman's antique silver collection. What he doesn't expect is for her to put up a fight. The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver m

Nov 27, 2014
The naked face by Sheldon, Sidney.

The naked face

Nov 27, 2014
The phantom of the Rue Royale by Parot, Jean-François.

The phantom of the Rue Royale

Nov 27, 2014
The pyramid - the first Wallander cases by Mankell, Henning, 1948-

The pyramid - the first Wallander cases

Collects five mystery stories that detail Kurt Wallander's journey from a twenty-one-year-old rookie police officer to a first-rate detective.

Nov 27, 2014
The seventh link by Mayhew, Margaret, 1936- author.

The seventh link

The village of Frog End may be peaceful, but that doesn't mean that the Colonel's life there is quiet - not with his friendly but nosy neighbour Naomi, desperate to know what he's keeping in his new shed; the curious Miss Butler, who tracks his every move with her German U-boat captain's binoculars; and the attentions of the local vicar, who's keen to involve him in church affairs. That's not forgetting the demands of the aloof, imperious cat Thursday, who seems to have adopted the Colonel. So t

Nov 27, 2014
The shadow of death by Viguié, Debbie, author.

The shadow of death

Nov 27, 2014
The tainted coin by Starr, Melvin R.

The tainted coin

Nov 27, 2014
The twisted root by Perry, Anne.

The twisted root

William Monk attempts to solve the flight of a young widow from the mansion of her in-laws-to-be only to find her in a London courtroom facing murder charges.

Nov 27, 2014
Thoreau on wolf hill by Oak, B. B.

Thoreau on wolf hill

Nov 23, 2014
Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-

Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Assisting her friend's efforts to turn an abandoned mill into a museum, curator Chloe Ellefson investigates the discovery of a body in a grain chute, while back home her boyfriend uncovers dangerous secrets in the wake of a fellow officer's death.

Nov 27, 2014
Trophy hunt by Box, C. J.

Trophy hunt

Game warden Joe Pickett fears the mutilated moose and cattle he comes across are practice for a killer, and he is proven true when two men are found dead with wounds similar to those found on the animals.

Nov 23, 2014
Unnatural Murder - a Josie Corsino Mystery by Dial, Connie, 1944-

Unnatural Murder - a Josie Corsino Mystery

Nov 23, 2014
Walk through the valley by Viguié, Debbie, author.

Walk through the valley

Cindy has waited a long time for Jeremiah to share the secrets of his past with her and she's not going to let the murder of a young woman at a political rally at the church keep her from finding out exactly what the rabbi has been hiding. Just when she's beginning to get answers, though, an emergency phone call sends her off to Las Vegas to the bedside of her injured brother and leaves Jeremiah to solve the mystery himself. Before she knows what's hit her Cindy finds herself at the center of a

Nov 27, 2014
Want you dead by James, Peter, 1948- author.

Want you dead

"Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe? In Peter James' Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself tur

Nov 27, 2014
White Ginger by Robinson, Thatcher, 1952-

White Ginger

Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as "aggressive assertiveness."

Nov 27, 2014
Wink of an eye by Chandler-Willis, Lynn, 1960-

Wink of an eye

"On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the d

Nov 27, 2014
Wish you were here by Brown, Rita Mae.

Wish you were here

Feline sleuth Mrs. Murphy and her cohort Tee Tucker, a Welsh corgi, do what they can to help their human friend, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, investigate when she makes a connection between the mail and a series of murders in Crozet, Virginia.

Nov 27, 2014