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A cast of vultures by Flanders, Judith, author. A cast of vultures

"There was every possibility that I was dead, and my brain hadn't got the memo. Or maybe it was that I wished I were dead. On reflection, that was more likely. Normally sharp-witted, book editor Sam Clair stumbles through a post-launch party morning withthe hangover to end all hangovers. But before the Nurofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbors, suspected arson and an odd, unidentified body. By the time the grizzly news breaks that the fire

Jan 19, 2017
A death in the dales / A Kate Shackleton Mystery by Brody, Frances, author. A death in the dales / A Kate Shackleton Mystery

"A murder most foul When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth willnever be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe... A village of secrets But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage

Jan 14, 2017
A Good Death by Collett, Chris A Good Death

Jan 14, 2017
A high mortality of doves by Ellis, Kate, 1953- author. A high mortality of doves

1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace. During the war Myrtle worked as a volunteer nurse with Flora Winsmore, the local doctor's daughter, caring for badly wounded soldiers at th

Jan 17, 2017
A Measure of Murder by Karst, Leslie A Measure of Murder

Jan 14, 2017
A perilous undertaking by Raybourn, Deanna, author. A perilous undertaking

"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 bru

Jan 15, 2017
A pinch of poison by Maxwell, Alyssa, author. A pinch of poison

Jan 14, 2017
A puzzle to be named later - a Puzzle Lady mystery by Hall, Parnell, author. A puzzle to be named later - a Puzzle Lady mystery

"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 als

Jan 17, 2017
A rustle of silk - a Gabriel Taverner mystery by Clare, Alys, author. A rustle of silk - a Gabriel Taverner mystery

Surgeon Gabriel Taverner finds it difficult to gain the locals' trust as he attempts to reestablish himself as a country physician in rural Devon, England. A series of disturbing incidents convinces him that at least one person does not welcome his presence. Called out to examine a partially decomposed body found beside the river, Gabriel discovers that he has a personal connection to the dead man. Teaming up with Coroner Theophilus Davey to find out how the man died, Gabriel uncovers some darke

Jan 14, 2017
A twist of the knife by James, Peter, 1948- author. A twist of the knife

Combining stories from ebook story collections 'Short Shockers One' and 'Short Shockers Two', and with never-before-seen new material, this is a story collection you won't forget. From a woman intent on revenge, to a restaurant critic with a fear of the number thirteen, and from a story of ghostly terror to the first ever case of his best-loved Detective, Roy Grace, James exposes the Achilles heels of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and each other

Jan 14, 2017
Among the ruins by Khan, Ausma Zehanat, author. Among the ruins

"On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known

Jan 14, 2017
An Unjust Judge - A Burren Mystery Set in 16th Century Ireland by Harrison, Cora An Unjust Judge - A Burren Mystery Set in 16th Century Ireland

Jan 17, 2017
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"--

Jan 15, 2017
Ask the parrot by Stark, Richard, 1933-2008. Ask the parrot

Fleeing the authorities after a disastrous bank heist, Parker is rescued by Tom Lindahl, a one-time whistleblower tossed aside by the corrupt political establishment, who has a daring scheme to seek revenge and a plan to use Parker to accomplish his goal.

Jan 19, 2017
Assault and beret by McKinlay, Jenn, author. Assault and beret

London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill and set off for Paris, where Viv can°´9t wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with years ago and have their marriage annulled.

Jan 16, 2017
At rope's end - a Dr. James Verraday mystery by Kay, Edward. At rope's end - a Dr. James Verraday mystery

"The deadly secrets and dark passions that lurk in the most privileged corners of Seattle society have Verraday and Maclean running for their lives in [this] twisted debut mystery"--Front jacket flap.

Jan 15, 2017
Banana cream pie murder by Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author. Banana cream pie murder

Upon returning from her honeymoon, Hannah learns that her mother's neighbor has been murdered, but she rejects the police's finding that it was the work of random intruder and sifts through a growing number of suspects in search of the truth.

Jan 17, 2017
Bell, book and candlemas by Hesse, Jennifer David, author. Bell, book and candlemas

"The Wiccan holiday of Candlemas is right around the corner, but when vandals target New Age gift shop Moonstone Treasures, the mood is far from festive. Frightening threats and accusations of witchcraft aimed at the owner have some Wiccan patrons calling it a hate crime. And when things escalate to murder, the community turns to Keli..." -- back cover.

Jan 14, 2017
Best Served Cold by Cooper, Susan Rogers Best Served Cold

Jan 17, 2017
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. A

Jan 14, 2017

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