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A black sail - a Coleridge Taylor mystery by Zahradnik, Rich, author. A black sail - a Coleridge Taylor mystery

On the eve of the US Bicentennial, newsman Coleridge Taylor is covering Operation Sail. New York Harbor is teeming with tall ships from all over the world. While enjoying the spectacle, Taylor is still a police reporter. He wants to cover real stories, and gritty New York City still has plenty of those in July of 1976. One surfaces right in front of him when a housewife is fished out of the harbor wearing bricks of heroin, inferior stuff users have been rejecting for China White. Convinced he's

Dec 7, 2016
A corpse in a gilded cage by Barnard, Robert. author A corpse in a gilded cage

An average working-class couple from Clapham, wake up one morning to find themselves the 12th Earl and Countess of Ellesmere. They want to return to their old life, but what would their children say. Then a dead body is discovered on their estate.

Dec 7, 2016
A Decline in Prophets by Gentill, Sulari A Decline in Prophets

Dec 2, 2016
A High Mortality of Doves by Ellis, Kate A High Mortality of Doves

Dec 2, 2016
A perilous undertaking - a Veronica Speedwell mystery by Raybourn, Deanna, author. A perilous undertaking - a Veronica Speedwell mystery

"Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the br

Dec 2, 2016
A Pinch of Poison by Maxwell, Alyssa A Pinch of Poison

Dec 2, 2016
A puzzle to be named later by Hall, Parnell, author. A puzzle to be named later

"The Puzzle Lady couldn't be happier. Matt Greystone, the rookie sensation who just signed a huge contract with the Yankees after coming to the team as the player to be named later in a trade with the Diamondbacks, winning 17 games as a starting pitcher,was coming to town to rehab from an arm injury. A diehard Yankee fan, Cora was delighted when Matt invited her to a weekend pool party. On the plus side, she got to meet Derek Jeter. On the minus side, she had to solve a puzzle (that was also nam

Dec 2, 2016
A Rustle of Silk by Clare, Alys A Rustle of Silk

Dec 2, 2016
A very pukka murder - a Maharaja mystery by Gaind, Arjun, author. A very pukka murder - a Maharaja mystery

Major William Russell, the English Resident of the princely state of Rajpore, is found dead the morning after the 1909 New Year's Ball. The fabulously wealth Maharaja of Rajpore, a lover of luxury cars and beautiful women, cannot resist a mystery and, over the objections of the local Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police, attempts to solve the crime. As the British authorities dispatch their own investigator from Simla, His Highness deals with the growing hostility of the English Establish

Dec 5, 2016
A voice in the night by Camilleri, Andrea, author. A voice in the night

"Two deaths lead Inspector Montalbano into investigations of corruption and power in the twentieth installment of the New York Times bestselling series. Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in G

Dec 7, 2016
A vote for murder by Wishart, David, 1952- A vote for murder

Dec 1, 2016
An Incidental Death by Howard, Alex An Incidental Death

Dec 2, 2016
An unsettling crime for Samuel Craddock - a Samuel Craddock mystery by Shames, Terry, author. An unsettling crime for Samuel Craddock - a Samuel Craddock mystery

"In this prequel, a young Samuel Craddock, as the newly elected chief of police in Jarrett Creek, must investigate the murder of five black residents and confront the ingrained prejudices in the small Texas town"--

Dec 2, 2016
Assault and Beret by Mckinlay, Jenn Assault and Beret

Dec 2, 2016
At Rope's End - A Dr. James Verraday Mystery by Kay, Edward At Rope's End - A Dr. James Verraday Mystery

Dec 2, 2016
At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery by L'Etoile, James, author. At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery

Dec 1, 2016
Bell, Book and Candlemas by Hesse, Jennifer David Bell, Book and Candlemas

Dec 2, 2016
Better off thread - an embroidery mystery by Lee, Amanda, 1967- author. Better off thread - an embroidery mystery

Dec 5, 2016
Better Off Thread by Lee, Amanda Better Off Thread

Dec 2, 2016
Beyond the truth by Holt, Anne, 1958- author. Beyond the truth

Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.

Dec 2, 2016
Beyond the truth by Holt, Anne, 1958- author. Beyond the truth

Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.

Dec 5, 2016
Blood and bone by Giambanco, V. M, author. Blood and bone

"After two years in the Seattle Police Department, homicide detective Alice Madison has finally found a measure of peace she has never known before--a sense of belonging. When a local burglary escalates into a gruesome murder, Madison takes charge of the investigation, only to discover that this is no ordinary killing. She finds herself tracking a serial assassin who has haunted the city for years--and whose brutality is the stuff of legend among the super-max prisons of the Pacific Northwest.

Dec 2, 2016
Bodies politic by Wishart, David, 1952- Bodies politic

Dec 1, 2016
Brazen - a Valentino mystery by Estleman, Loren D, author. Brazen - a Valentino mystery

"A killer is reenacting the deaths of Hollywood's blond bombshells, and Valentino must stop him before it's too late in Loren D. Estleman's Brazen. UCLA film archivist and sometime film detective Valentino doesn't take friend and former actress Beata Limerick very seriously when she tells him that she quit acting because of the curse on blond actresses. Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Thelma Todd, Sharon Tate... they all had more fun, but none of them made it out of the business alive, and acco

Dec 2, 2016
Buried in the country by Dunn, Carola, author. Buried in the country

"After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sargent Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a l

Dec 2, 2016
Bury me when I'm dead by Head, Cheryl A., author. Bury me when I'm dead

"Charlene "Charlie" Mack is a PI in Detroit. Born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, but she secretly struggles with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer's. When Charlie and her crack team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a rout

Dec 1, 2016
Cat got your diamonds - a kitty couture mystery by Chase, Julie (Mystery writer) Cat got your diamonds - a kitty couture mystery

"Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden district, where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker's dream come true. After returning home following a nasty breakup with her (now ex) fiance, Pete the Cheat, it's exactly the fresh start she needs, despite her old money mother's disapproval. Full of peanut butter pupcakes and bacon-infused pawlines, and displaying sparkly Shih Tzu tutu

Dec 7, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author. Chaos - a Scarpetta novel

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director a

Dec 1, 2016
Courting death - a novel by Heald, Paul J., 1959- author. Courting death - a novel

"Courting Death finds Melanie Wilkerson (from Cotton, book two of the Clarkeston Chronicles) and Arthur Hughes working uncomfortably together in the chambers of a famous federal judge. While Melanie neglects her duties as a law clerk to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murder. Melanie, a Georgia native who returns from law

Dec 7, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s.

Dec 1, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s.

This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1930s and 40s, presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the

Dec 1, 2016
Crimson Snow by Edwards, Martin Crimson Snow

Dec 2, 2016
Curried away by Oust, Gail, 1943- author. Curried away

When an Indian cuisine demonstration at her spice shop is interrupted by the murder of the unpopular director of a local theater production, Piper Prescott sifts through a rash of suspects to clear the name of her accused best friend, Reba Mae.

Dec 2, 2016
Custom Baked Murder by Mugavero, Liz Custom Baked Murder

Dec 2, 2016
Dark fissures by Coyle, Matt, author. Dark fissures

Private investigator Rick Cahill takes a paying case that will stave off the bank, but pits him against La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti, who thinks Rick is guilty of killing a missing person.

Dec 2, 2016
Dead and Breakfast by Kingsbury, Kate Dead and Breakfast

Dec 2, 2016
Dead cold brew by Coyle, Cleo, author. Dead cold brew

"The New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop returns with the latest in the "delicious" (Woman's World) Coffeehouse Mysteries. Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear... After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike

Dec 2, 2016
Deadly dog days by Blair, Jamie M., author. Deadly dog days

Dec 1, 2016
Death comes to the fair by Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author. Death comes to the fair

It's harvest time in the village of Kurland St. Mary as Miss Lucy Harrington and Major Sir Robert Kurland prepare to take their vows--but a murderer has taken an unseasonable vow of vengeance, crushing the church verger with a stone gargoyle.

Dec 1, 2016
Death in the shadows by McCusker, Paul, 1958- author. Death in the shadows

Second in a series of modern whodunits featuring former Scotland Yard detective Fr Gilbert and set in a small town in Sussex, UK.

Dec 2, 2016
Death Notes by Rayne, Sarah Death Notes

Dec 2, 2016
Death on the Patagonian Express by Conrad, Hy Death on the Patagonian Express

Dec 2, 2016
Death ship by Kelly, Jim, 1957- author. Death ship

DI Shaw and DS Valentine are hunting an elderly female killer, trying to solve a missing person case, and investigating a mysterious explosion on Hunstanton Beach on the Norfolk coast.

Dec 2, 2016
Deeds of darkness by Marston, Edward, author. Deeds of darkness

June 1916. When a young woman is murdered in a darkened cinema, DI Harvey Marmion and his partner Sergeant Joe Keedy find themselves faced with a killer with no qualms about slaying his victims in public, or in displaying them where they will be easily found. And in the darkness provided by the blackouts, a murderer can strike with seeming impunity. When another body is discovered, bearing a striking resemblance to the first, panic begins to grip the city. For Marmion, the pressures of the inves

Dec 1, 2016
Desolation Flats by Hunt, Andrew E., 1968- author. Desolation Flats

"As war clouds loom overseas, auto racers from around the world gather at the Bonneville Salt Flats east of Salt Lake City, intent on breaking the land speed record. When Nigel Underhill, a wealthy English motorist, is found dead and his brother Clive disappears, Art Oveson of the Salt Lake City Missing Persons' Bureau is called to investigate. The Underhill family has hired a former Scotland Yard detective to assist in the search, and he and Oveson begin to follow a trail that leads from the Ut

Dec 5, 2016
Digging up the dirt by James, Miranda. author. Digging up the dirt

"An'gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club's spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm."--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 1, 2016
Doggone it by Toussaint, Maggie, author. Doggone it

Dec 2, 2016
Don't turn out the lights by Minier, Bernard, author. Don't turn out the lights

""You did nothing." Christine Steinmeyer thought the anonymous suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve wasn't meant for her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise. Bit by bit, strange things keep happening... it's as if someone has taken control of her life. Everything holding Christine's life together crumbles until all that is left is an unimaginable nightmare. Martin Servaz is on leave in a clinic for depressed cops, haunted by his childhood sweethe

Dec 2, 2016
Duplicity by Thoft, Ingrid, author. Duplicity

"Gutsy Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow returns with a case that puts her faith to the test--in the latest addition to the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft. When Ceci Renard hires Ludlow and Associates to sue the hip new church that she believes has brainwashed her daughter, Fina Ludlow is assigned to the case. Covenant Rising Church has all the trappings of a less-than-holy organization: a slick young pastor and his comely wife; fancy houses and luxury cars; and devoted congregants who seem

Dec 2, 2016
Egg drop dead by Childs, Laura, author. Egg drop dead

"In Laura Childs's New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni--co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Cafe´ are back to track down another bad egg... Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Cafe´ success, so Suzanne doesn't mind going out to Mike Mullen's dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She's looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.

Dec 2, 2016
Egg drop dead by Childs, Laura, author. Egg drop dead

"Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Cafe´ success, so Suzanne doesn't mind going out to Mike Mullen's dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She's looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen. But when she arrives, Mike's nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight--the farmer's dead bo

Dec 5, 2016
Escape to Havana by Wilkshire, Nick Escape to Havana

Dec 2, 2016
Fever in the Dark by Hart, Ellen Fever in the Dark

Dec 2, 2016
For time and all eternities by Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970- author. For time and all eternities

"The Mormon church may have disavowed the polygamy it became so famous for in the 19th century, but for some Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints, "plural marriage" isn't just ancient history Mormon bishop's wife Linda Wallheim is stunned to learn her son Kenneth has gotten engaged to a young woman from a polygamous family. Naomi Carter may have left the religion she grew up in, but the Carters will still be the Wallheims' in-laws once Kenneth and Naomi are married. Stephen Carter, Naomi's father

Dec 2, 2016
Forgotten city - a Claire Codella mystery by Smith, Carrie, author. Forgotten city - a Claire Codella mystery

Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, NYPD Detective Claire Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case investigating the suspicious death of a Broadway legend.

Dec 1, 2016
Glow of death by Cleland, Jane K., author. Glow of death

"After delightedly appraising a genuine Tiffany lamp for a wealthy, Rock Point couple, Josie Prescott is dismayed when the wife is killed and she learns that both the identity of the victim and the story about the lamp were carefully constructed lies. Angry about being deceived, Josie digs for the truth, and discovers the case is far more complicated than she imagined." --

Dec 1, 2016
Hope's Peak by Healey, Tony Hope's Peak

Dec 2, 2016
Iced Under by Ross, Barbara Iced Under

Dec 2, 2016
Ill met by murder. by Duncan, Elizabeth J. Ill met by murder.

Dec 1, 2016
In at the death by Wishart, David, 1952- In at the death

The surprise suicide of a young man with -- apparently -- everything to live for, prompts his family to ask Marcus Corvinus to investigate. All they really want is an explanation. But Marcus's sleuthing uncovers many contradictory elements in the tale, and he is forced to conclude that this wasn't suicide at all, but murder.

Dec 5, 2016
Judgment of murder - a Rex Graves mystery by Challinor, C. S. (Caroline S.), author. Judgment of murder - a Rex Graves mystery

It’s a dark day for Scottish barrister Rex Graves when he learns that Lord Gordon Murgatroyd has passed away. Referred to as “Judge Murder” by Rex’s colleagues, the famously severe judge supposedly died of natural causes—but his daughter Phoebe thinks otherwise.

Dec 2, 2016
Killing Adonis by Donellan, J. M. Killing Adonis

Dec 2, 2016
Laura by Caspary, Vera, 1899-1987. Laura

"Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hard-boiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?"--Publisher's Website.

Dec 7, 2016
Living death by Masterton, Graham, author. Living death

DS Katie Maguire is at a loss. Last year, she and her team destroyed the biggest drug trafficker in Cork. So how is the city's drug trade at an all time high? Katie can't focus on this until she's solved a more pressing case: a spate of violent attacks in Cork which leave victims severely disabled and reliant on medical care abroad. But as she investigates, she realizes that the two cases might be connected. Someone is using brain-damaged victims to smuggle drugs into the country. And the only w

Dec 1, 2016
Living spectres - a Chesterton Holte, gentleman haunt mystery by Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, 1942- Living spectres - a Chesterton Holte, gentleman haunt mystery

Crime reporter Poppy Thornton, Police Inspector J.B. Loring, and "gentleman haunt" Chesterton Holte use Holte's ghostly powers to solve the disappearance of the 18-year-old heir to a fortune.

Dec 2, 2016
Mary Russell's war - and other stories of suspense by King, Laurie R., author. Mary Russell's war - and other stories of suspense

"A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. Since the first book-length "memoir" appeared in 1994, famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old. With this collection, nine previously published short stories and one never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery are brought together for the first time.."--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 7, 2016
Murder Go Round by Perry, Carol J. Murder Go Round

Dec 2, 2016
Murder most finicky by Mugavero, Liz, author. Murder most finicky

Dec 2, 2016
Murder Wears White by Blackmoore, Stephanie Murder Wears White

Dec 2, 2016
My kind of town - a Joe Buonomo mystery by Sandrolini, John, 1965- author. My kind of town - a Joe Buonomo mystery

"When Joe Buonomo returned from World War II, he chose to settle in California rather than go back home to Chicago--and he didn't plan on revisiting his old stomping grounds any time soon. But when Frank Sinatra asks you to fly him to the Windy City for a gig, you don't refuse. And so, reluctantly, Joe finds himself strolling down memory lane and rekindling relationships with his estranged family. But where Joe goes, trouble tends to follow"--Amazon.com.

Dec 1, 2016
Mystery in the Channel by Crofts, Freeman Wills Mystery in the Channel

Dec 2, 2016
Nasty Cutter by O'mara, Tim Nasty Cutter

Dec 2, 2016
Night tremors - a novel by Coyle, Matt, author. Night tremors - a novel

When an old nemesis asks him to help a man who might have been wrongly convicted of murder, PI Rick Cahill jumps at the chance. His investigation takes him from the wealthy enclave of La Jolla to the dark underbelly of San Diego and pits him against the police and a biker gang, who both want to stop him from freeing the man from prison.

Dec 1, 2016
No cause for concern by Wishart, David, 1952- No cause for concern

Dec 1, 2016
Old bones by Wishart, David, 1952- Old bones

Dec 7, 2016
Out of bounds by McDermid, Val, author. Out of bounds

When a teen joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from more than two decades earlier.

Dec 2, 2016
Out of bounds by McDermid, Val, author. Out of bounds

"When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. It's a cold case that should be straightforward. But it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen is mired in grief and guilt after the death of her partner. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating, a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. Kar

Dec 5, 2016
Ovid by Wishart, David, 1952- Ovid

Dec 1, 2016
Pacific homicide - a mystery by Smiley, Patricia, author. Pacific homicide - a mystery

"LAPD Detective Davie Richards is called to the murder of a young Russian beauty whose body is found in the sewer system"--

Dec 2, 2016
Pet in Peril by Celine, Marie Pet in Peril

Dec 2, 2016
Plaid and plagiarism by MacRae, Molly, author. Plaid and plagiarism

When the murder of a surprisingly hated local reporter disrupts preparations for the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, the four owners of a new bookshop comb through the victim's hate mail for clues about the killer.

Dec 2, 2016
Quick Off the Mark by Moody, Susan Quick Off the Mark

Dec 2, 2016
Rather Be the Devil by Rankin, Ian Rather Be the Devil

Dec 2, 2016
Renting silence by Miley, Mary, author. Renting silence

Dec 2, 2016
Return to Umbria by Wagner, David P, author. Return to Umbria

Orvieto--its very name brings to mind priceless art, colorful ceramics, and straw-colored wine. And the most famous cathedral facade in Italy, a structure of gothic spires, arches, statues, and mosaics. But as Rick Montoya discovers, this jewel of Umbria can have an ugly side as well. When Rick Montoya moved to his mother's Italy from his father's Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work as a freelance translator using his dual heritage, he didn't expect to be helping the Italian police. His maternal uncle

Dec 5, 2016
Rhythm & clues - an Odelia Grey mystery by Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952- author. Rhythm & clues - an Odelia Grey mystery

"It's a rockin' flashback for Odelia Grey when her mother asks her to look into the disappearance of her neighbor Bo Shank, the former lead singer for a band Odelia idolized in her youth. But when a body is found in Bo Shank's house, everything quickly gets thrown out of tune" -- Page [4] of cover.

Dec 2, 2016
River of darkness by Airth, Rennie, 1935- River of darkness

Dec 2, 2016
Secrets and shamrocks by Gobbell, Phyllis C., author. Secrets and shamrocks

Meadows, hedgerows, and tree-lined lanes welcome Jordan Mayfair to County Tipperary, Ireland. She's traveling again with her uncle, travel writer Alexander Carlyle. Their destination is a charming little town, Thurles (pronounced Tur-lis), where old friends, Colin and Grace O'Toole, own Shepherds Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast. They arrive at the B&B in the midst of a search for a missing toddler. The secrecy surrounding Little Jimmie's disappearance and safe return sets the tone for their stay at

Dec 1, 2016
Sejanus by Wishart, David, 1952- Sejanus

Dec 1, 2016
Shady hollow - a murder mystery by Black, Juneau. Shady hollow - a murder mystery

Dec 1, 2016
She Stopped for Death by Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane She Stopped for Death

Dec 2, 2016
Shoot - a Valentino mystery by Estleman, Loren D., author. Shoot - a Valentino mystery

"Valentino, a mild-manner film archivist at UCLA and sometime film detective, is at the closing party for the Red Montana and Dixie Day museum when he is approached by no less than his hero and man-of-the-hour Red Montana, western film and television star. Red tells Valentino that he is being blackmailed over the existence of a blue film that his wife, now known throughout the world as the wholesome Dixie Day and the other half of the Montana/Day power couple, made early in her career. With Dixi

Dec 1, 2016
Solid citizens by Wishart, David, 1952- Solid citizens

"While enjoying the Winter Festival holiday at his adopted daughter's home in the Alban Hills, Marcus Corvinus discovers that a local politician, Quintus Caesius, has been discovered beaten to death at the rear entrance of the town brothel. There are several suspects with reason to bear Caesius a grudge. But who would hate him enough to kill him? And what would a supposedly solid citizen be doing visiting the local brothel?"--Publisher's description.

Dec 5, 2016
Stone coffin - a mystery by Eriksson, Kjell, 1953- author. Stone coffin - a mystery

"On a sunny morning in June, a young woman and her six-year old daughter are run over by a car on the road to Uppsala. Both are killed immediately. Is it an accident, or did someone kill them on purpose? The same morning the husband of the deceased young woman disappears. During the police investigation, it turns out that the husband had recently bought a property in the Dominican Republic, something that nobody knew about. A few days later a macabre discovery is made in a forest nearby."--

Dec 7, 2016
Storm cell by DuBois, Brendan, author. Storm cell

In his tenth outing, retired intelligence analyst Lewis Cole faces his most daunting challenge yet: Trying to save his friend Felix Tinios from being sent to death row after a conviction on first degree murder--but Felix refuses to accept Lewis' assistance. Felix is being charged for the brutal murder of a local businessman--witnesses place him at the location; the recovered murder weapon belonged to Felix; and his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. It seems to be the proverbial open-and

Dec 7, 2016
Storm rising by Schofield, Douglas, author. Storm rising

"Lucy Hendricks hasn't had an easy time of it since her husband Jack, devoted and upstanding Bayonne, New Jersey cop, was murdered while on an investigation five years prior. There were suspicions that he had been involved with the local mafia, and the media won't let it go, making life unbearable, so Lucy moved to Florida to raise her son, Kevin, who was born without ever knowing his father. Now, Lucy returns to pick up the pieces, moving back into the house she and Jack shared, trying to move

Dec 1, 2016
Strange tide - a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Fowler, Christopher, author. Strange tide - a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery

"Fowler's quirky, beloved detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, return in another dazzling investigtion. In another impossible case for the Peculiar Crimes Unit, a woman is found drowned in the Thames after being tied to a pillar at low water--and onlyher footprints lead to the spot where she was killed..."--

Dec 2, 2016
The angel - a Grand and Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author. The angel - a Grand and Batchelor Victorian mystery

"June 1870. The world-famous author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summerhouse where he had been hard at work on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes -- or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise? George Sala, Dickens' biographer, is convinced his friend was murdered -- and he has hired private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor to prove it. Could Dickens' death have something to do with his unconventiona

Dec 1, 2016
The cat sitter and the canary - a Dixie Hemingway mystery by Clement, Blaize, author. The cat sitter and the canary - a Dixie Hemingway mystery

"This time out, Dixie's got a furry partner-in-crime, an irascible Lhasa Apso named Charlie. They've just arrived at the home of one of Dixie's regular clients to check in on Franklin, a mackerel tabby with avocado-green eyes and a luxuriant coat the color of dried beach grass. Despite a couple of bumps in the road (Franklin seems to be hiding in one of his favorite cubby holes, and Charlie scratches up the parlor door trying to get to the other side), everything else is perfectly normal. That i

Dec 2, 2016
The chosen - a novel by Ohlsson, Kristina, 1979- author. The chosen - a novel

On a cold winter's day, a pre-school teacher is shot to death at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just hours later, two Jewish boys go missing on their way to tennis practice. Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht hunt for a killer that seems as merciless as he is effective.

Dec 5, 2016
The Chosen by Ohlsson, Kristina The Chosen

Dec 2, 2016
The dangerous ladies affair by Muller, Marcia, author. The dangerous ladies affair

Hired by a wealthy banker to nab an extortionist who has threatened to reveal personal secrets unless he receives more money, John Quincannon and Sabina Carpenter find the case turning deadly when a courier is found dead in a locked room.

Dec 2, 2016
The dark by Giambanco, V. M, author. The dark

When the remains of Nathan Quinn's younger brother, who was murdered when he was a boy, are discovered, homicide detective Alice Madison vows to discover the truth about the cases, as she contends with a sadistic killer and her own demons.

Dec 2, 2016
The death of kings - a John Madden mystery by Airth, Rennie, 1935- author. The death of kings - a John Madden mystery

"In the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed John Madden series, the former Scotland Yard detective returns in a gripping post-World War II mystery that will delight fans of Philip Kerr On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about

Dec 2, 2016
The elusive elixir by Pandian, Gigi, 1975- author. The elusive elixir

Dec 2, 2016
The Enemy Within by Marston, Edward The Enemy Within

Dec 2, 2016
The fisher king - a Jack McBride mystery by Lenhardt, Melissa, author. The fisher king - a Jack McBride mystery

To Stillwater natives, the increase in local crime can be traced directly back to the day the outsider McBride took the police chief position, and they're gunning to get rid of him.

Dec 2, 2016
The gentleman from Japan - an Inspector O novel by Church, James, 1947- author. The gentleman from Japan - an Inspector O novel

"James Church's Inspector O novels have been hailed as "crackling good" (The Washington Post). Now Church--a former Western intelligence officer who pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of North Korea in a way that no one else can--comes roaring back with an unputdownable new novel. A Spanish factory near Barcelona is secretly producing--under the guise of a dumpling maker--a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence has gotten wind of this and believes that t

Dec 2, 2016
The gift of darkness by Giambanco, V. M. author. The gift of darkness

In the aftermath of a Seattle lawyer's ritualistic murder, rookie homicide detective Alice Madison and her seasoned partner Detective Sergeant Brown discover unsettling childhood links between the victim, his law partner, and his killer.

Dec 2, 2016
The glass key by Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961. The glass key

Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him?

Dec 1, 2016
The Heretic's Creed by Buckley, Fiona The Heretic's Creed

Dec 2, 2016
The human flies by Lahlum, Hans Olav, 1973- author. The human flies

Oslo, 1968. Ambitious young detective Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen is called to an apartment block, where a man has been found murdered. The victim, Harald Olesen, was a legendary hero of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation and at first it is difficult to imagine who could have wanted him dead. But as Detective Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen (known as K2) begins to investigate, it seems clear that the murderer could only be one of Olesen's fellow tenants in the building. Soon, with the h

Dec 5, 2016
The kill fee by Smith, Fiona Veitch, 1970- author. The kill fee

"Do you know who that is, Poppy?" asked Delilah. "I do indeed." "So what does it feel like to dance in the arms of an assassin?" Poppy Denby's star is on the rise. Now the Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, she covers an exhibition of Russian Art at the Crystal Palace. A shot rings out, leaving a guard injured and an empty pedestal in the place of the largest Faberg Egg in the collection. The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains within - secrets that cou

Dec 1, 2016
The Knife Slipped by Gardner, Erle Stanley The Knife Slipped

Dec 2, 2016
The knife slipped by Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970, author. The knife slipped

Lost for more than 75 years, The Knife Slipped was meant to be the second book in the series, but shelved when Gardner's publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool's tendency to "talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people." But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities--however shocking for 1939--shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked c

Dec 5, 2016
The Lydian baker by Wishart, David, 1952- The Lydian baker

Dec 5, 2016
The Murder Book by Adams, Jane A. The Murder Book

Dec 2, 2016
The reek of red herrings - a Dandy Gilver mystery by McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author. The reek of red herrings - a Dandy Gilver mystery

"On the rain-drenched, wave-lashed, wind-battered Banffshire coast, tiny fishing villages perch on ledges that would make a seagull think twice, and crumbly mansions cling to crumblier cliff tops while, out in the bay, the herring drifters brave the storms to catch their silver darlings. It's nowhere for a child of gentle Northamptonshire to spend Christmas. But when odd things start to turn up in barrels of fish--with a strong whiff of murder most foul--that's exactly where Dandy Gilver finds h

Dec 2, 2016
The Return of the Raven Mocker by Casey, Donis The Return of the Raven Mocker

Dec 2, 2016
The Ripper's Shadow - A Victorian Mystery by Rowland, Laura Joh The Ripper's Shadow - A Victorian Mystery

Dec 2, 2016
The Sleeping Beauty killer - an under suspicion novel by Clark, Mary Higgins, author. The Sleeping Beauty killer - an under suspicion novel

Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiance´-- famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III-- fifteen years ago. And Casey claims-- has always claimed-- she's innocent. Although she was charged and served out her sentence in prison, she is still living 'under suspicion.' Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team-- it's Casey's last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her. An egomaniacal new boss, a relentless gossip col

Dec 1, 2016
There was a crooked man by Larsen, K. J., author. There was a crooked man

"Chicago private eye Cat DeLuca, founder of the Pants on Fire Detective Agency, catches liars and cheats&#x;and, from time to time, killers." --

Dec 5, 2016
Three novels of the early 1960s by Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983, author. Three novels of the early 1960s

"The three novels collected in this second volume in the Library of America Ross Macdonald edition represent for many readers the summit of American crime writing. They remain thrilling for their searing psychological truth-telling, daring flights of narrative invention, and their keenly observed picture of the manners and morals of a particular time and place (Southern California in the early 1960s). Each reflects Macdonald's enduring concern with the hidden crimes and agonizing dysfunctions th

Dec 1, 2016
Time of death - a Stillwater General mystery by Kerr, Lucy, author. Time of death - a Stillwater General mystery

"It's been twelve years since ER nurse Frankie Stapleton fled the quiet banks of Stillwater, but with her sister's pregnancy taking a dangerous turn and a string of failed relationships in Chicago hanging over her, Frankie is back--and hoping to put the past behind her. Within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital however, she ends up saving a man's life, only to have him turn up dead hours later--and the hospital blames Frankie. Her instincts say Clem Jensen didn't die of natural c

Dec 1, 2016
Trigger yappy - a mystery by Orgain, Diana, author. Trigger yappy - a mystery

"Although still not quite a dog lover, Maggie Patterson meets with her new group of dog-loving friends for "Yappy Hour" every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, CA. Both she and her sister Rachel have put last year's murderous summer behind them, with Rachel even securing a headline feature for the WhINE & BARk in the famous Doggie Day magazine. But when her sister comes down with a case of salmonella poisoning, Maggie is left to run the business in her absence. Even worse

Dec 2, 2016
Turbo twenty-three - a Stephanie Plum novel by Evanovich, Janet. author. Turbo twenty-three - a Stephanie Plum novel

In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again . Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body--frozen solid and covered in chocolate and ch

Dec 7, 2016
Under the midnight sun by Higashino, Keigo, 1958- author. Under the midnight sun

adapted from review by James Kidd.

Dec 2, 2016
Walk into silence by McBride, Susan, author. Walk into silence

When Patrick Dielman shows up at Detective Jo Larsen's desk insisting that his wife, Jenny, is missing, Jo wonders if it's a case of a bored housewife running away. But as she digs deeper into Jenny's life, Jo learns that Dielman keeps a stranglehold on the family finances, down to the last nickel, and that Jenny's first marriage dissolved following the death of her young son. By all accounts--including her doctor--she never recovered from the loss. Between a controlling husband, a tragic past,

Dec 1, 2016
Where I can see you by Sweazy, Larry D, author. Where I can see you

"Haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was eight years old, detective Hud Matthews begins his own investigation to find out what really happened so many years before. When a rare murder occurs in the lakeside community, Hud's veteran skills are called upon to capture the killer. Pulled deep into the threads of the community with ties to the past, Hud quickly becomes a target, not only of the killer, but of those who wish the past to be left alone. As Hud gets closer to discovering t

Dec 2, 2016
Who watcheth by Tursten, Helene, 1954- author. Who watcheth

"He watches the women from the shadows. He has an understanding with them; as long as they follow his rules, they are safe. But when they sin, he sentences them to death. A woman is found dead in a cemetery, strangled and covered in plastic. A thorough examination of the corpse reveals that the killer left behind no evidence. But just a few days before her death, the victim received a flower, an unintelligible note, and a photograph of herself. Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues o

Dec 2, 2016
Who watcheth by Tursten, Helene, 1954- author. Who watcheth

"He watches the women from the shadows. He has an understanding with them; as long as they follow his rules, they are safe. But when they sin, he sentences them to death. A woman is found dead in a cemetery, strangled and covered in plastic. A thorough examination of the corpse reveals that the killer left behind no evidence. But just a few days before her death, the victim received a flower, an unintelligible note, and a photograph of herself. Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues o

Dec 5, 2016
Yesterday's echo - a novel by Coyle, Matt. Yesterday's echo - a novel

Still under suspicion for his wife's death eight years earlier, Rick Cahill finds new love with Melody Malana, but when she is accused of murder, Rick's attempts to help her go wrong, and he finds himself the target of a manhunt.

Dec 2, 2016