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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 28, 2014
Safari by Hall, Parnell, author.


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 28, 2014
Scratched by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)


"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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2014
Sudden mischief by Parker, Robert B.

Sudden mischief

Nov 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2014
The fatal equilibrium by Jevons, Marshall.

The fatal equilibrium

Nov 28, 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 28, 2014