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Over my dead body by Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.

Over my dead body

Nero Wolfe refuses to accept a case concerning a girl accused of stealing diamonds, until he learns she claims to be his daughter.

Nov 19, 2014
Plagued by quilt by MacRae, Molly.

Plagued by quilt

Nov 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014
Scandal in the secret city by Fanning, Diane, author.

Scandal in the secret city

Nov 19, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014
Spouses & Other Crimes by Coburn, Andrew/ Ollerman, Rick (FRW)

Spouses & Other Crimes

Nov 20, 2014
Straight pool - [an Algy Temple mystery] by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)

Straight pool - [an Algy Temple mystery]

"The charred body of a native american in the ashes of Haversham Golf Club, Westerly's swank new country club, is the impetus for a mystery far removed from Carter University's latest skirmish with Providence's mendacious Mayor Sonny Russo. But in Rhode Island, anything can get connected. When persuaded to aid the hapless Club Secretary accused of negligence and self dealing in the aftermath of the fire, Algy Temple finds himself confronting his family's involvement in the harsh reality of Rhode

Nov 19, 2014
Sudden mischief by Parker, Robert B.

Sudden mischief

Nov 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014
The art whisperer - an Alix London mystery by Elkins, Charlotte, author.

The art whisperer - an Alix London mystery

When art conservator Alix London spots a forgery, she knows trouble will follow. So she's understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur's eye spots something off about a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs's Brethwaite Museum--her current employer. Alix is already under fire, the object of a vicious online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite's despicable senior curator, obsessed with the "maximization of monetized eyeballs," angrily refuses to decommission the celebrat

Nov 19, 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 23, 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 23, 2014