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A broken vessel by Ross, Kate.

A broken vessel

Julian Kestrel joins with Sally, a prostitute, to find the murderer of a woman staying in a refuge for prostitutes in Regency London.

Dec 26, 2014
A fine summer's day - an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery by Todd, Charles.

A fine summer's day - an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery

"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers on a trip to Ian Rutledge's past, with the story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackles before he goes off to fight in World War I"--

Dec 26, 2014
A murder of magpies by Flanders, Judith.

A murder of magpies

"A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, 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

Dec 26, 2014
A necessary end by Gregson, J. M., author.

A necessary end

Alfred Norbury is a learned man. He is never afraid to display his erudition, but he is generous in his encouragement of younger people. The people who assemble around him to form a reading club are also learned. Some of them are simply well-read, whilst others have formal qualifications which rival those of Norbury. But learning is no protection against violence. Murder arrives suddenly, brutally and unexpectedly. The investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Percy Peach and Detective Serg

Dec 26, 2014
A nip of murder - a moonshine mystery by Miller, Carol, 1972-

A nip of murder - a moonshine mystery

"As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef's knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appal

Dec 26, 2014
A Question of Death - An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Anthology by Greenwood, Kerry

A Question of Death - An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Anthology

Dec 26, 2014
A Seamless Murder - A Magical Dressmaking Mystery by Bourbon, Melissa

A Seamless Murder - A Magical Dressmaking Mystery

Dec 26, 2014
A stitch in crime by Elliott, Cathy, 1950-

A stitch in crime

Dec 26, 2014
A Teeny Taste of Scandal by West, Michael Lee

A Teeny Taste of Scandal

Dec 26, 2014
A ticket to the boneyard - a Matthew Scudder mystery by Block, Lawrence.

A ticket to the boneyard - a Matthew Scudder mystery


Dec 26, 2014
A woman unknown by Brody, Frances.

A woman unknown

"A winning combination of both intricate plotting and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting, A Woman Unknown will appeal to fans of both classic murder mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie as well as readers of historical mystery series set in 1920s England, two popular subgenres. 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 e

Dec 26, 2014
Aground on St. Thomas by Hale, Rebecca M.

Aground on St. Thomas

When the FBI seizes the island of St. Thomas, leaving tourists and locals stranded, agent Gabe "Friday" Stein must track down a missing governor and two senators wanted for corruption, while Senator Julia Sanchez, innocent of any crime, attempts to escape.

Dec 26, 2014
All the President's Menus by Hyzy, Julie

All the President's Menus

Dec 26, 2014
Arsenic and old books by James, Miranda.

Arsenic and old books

"In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature--and for his Maine coon cat, Diesel, whom he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head... Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's

Dec 26, 2014
As chimney sweepers come to dust - a Flavia de Luce novel by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-

As chimney sweepers come to dust - a Flavia de Luce novel

"Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley"--

Dec 26, 2014
At death's window by Kelly, Jim, 1957- author.

At death's window

When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along the affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way? Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant George Valentine is investigating a series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners. And a letha

Dec 26, 2014
Belfast noir by

Belfast noir

Lee Child, Eoin McNamee, and others explore the dark corners and alleyways of Belfast.

Dec 26, 2014
Blackmail, my love - a murder mystery by Gilmartin, Katie.

Blackmail, my love - a murder mystery

"Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community's nascent resistance to raids, graft, and brutality. Josie adopts Jimmy's trousers and wingtips as well as his investigation, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the mounting number of Queer corpses

Dec 26, 2014
Blood of the south - an Aelf Fen mystery by Clare, Alys, author.

Blood of the south - an Aelf Fen mystery

Apprentice healer Lassair encounters a mysterious veiled noblewoman who brings unexpected peril, while in the south, Rollo, the man Lassair loves, find his life in danger while on a mission for King William when disaster strikes.

Dec 26, 2014
Blood rubies by Cleland, Jane K., author.

Blood rubies

"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Faberge Spring Egg snow globe, a magnificent example of the master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious eg

Dec 26, 2014