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Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles by Herbert, A. L.

Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles

Jan 22, 2015
No ghouls allowed - a ghost hunter mystery by Laurie, Victoria.

No ghouls allowed - a ghost hunter mystery

On a trip to Georgia to see her father, M. J. Holliday finds herself trapped in a haunted mansion and discovers that the South will indeed rise again--from the dead!

Jan 28, 2015
Nothing but lies by Stacey, Lyndon, author.

Nothing but lies

When Daniel Whelan's ex-colleague, police officer Joey Matsuki, asks him to keep an eye on his fiancee Tami, whom he fears may be in danger, Daniel and his faithful german shepherd Taz discover that there's more to this case than meets the eye. There are things people aren't telling him - and events are about to take a tragic turn.

Jan 28, 2015
Paris requiem by Appignanesi, Lisa.

Paris requiem

Bostonian lawyer James Norton has been sent by his mother to bring back his invalid sister Ellie and his younger brother Raf, a journalist. But the violent deaths of the actress Olympe Fabre, and then of her sister Judith in the asylum of Salpetriere, draw the siblings into a dark web of violence.

Jan 28, 2015
Paw and order by Kelly, Diane, author.

Paw and order

After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber", Officer Megan Luz, and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit, are practically celebrities. Now, they are on the trail of a rodeo thief and Megan has to juggle her on-again, off-again relationship with bomb-squader Seth Rutledge.

Jan 28, 2015
Paying the ferryman - a Naomi Blake novel by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

Paying the ferryman - a Naomi Blake novel

Victor Griffin seemed to be one of the good guys, but that didn't stop someone coming to his home and killing him and his wife. The last act of Vic's life was to try and save his children: fifteen monthold Jack, and his beloved stepdaughter, Sarah. But why were Vic and his wife shot dead? Why is there no record of them before they came to live in Ferrymouth three years ago? The one clue to their past is a business card, wedged between the pages of an almost empty address book. A card with Naomi

Jan 28, 2015
Plain killing by Miller, Emma, author.

Plain killing

Rachel Mast finds the Amish are no more immune from crime than the people they call the English. It's been years since restless Rachel fled her family's farm as a teen. Starting with only the eighth-grade education afforded most Amish kids, she earned an MBA from Wharton and became successful in business. But Rachel never felt at home in the English world. So she came back to run a bed-and-breakfast in Stone Mill, near central Pennsylvania's thriving Amish community. Now she lives between the tw

Jan 28, 2015
Pride v. prejudice - a Claire Malloy mystery by Hess, Joan.

Pride v. prejudice - a Claire Malloy mystery

"Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in ALL CAPS. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her longtime beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there's but one thing that rem

Jan 28, 2015
Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery by Gobbell, Phyllis C.

Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery

Jan 28, 2015
Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery by Hall, Parnell.

Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery

"It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate is a routine liquor store robbery. So when attorney friend Becky Baldwin ask her to check out whether Brittney Wells' philandering husband is planning to kill her to collect on a million dollar, double indemnity insurance policy, Cora jumps at the chance. Cora has no problem tracking hubby to his lo

Jan 28, 2015
Ripley under water by Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.

Ripley under water

The fifth of Highsmith's "Ripley" novels finds the hero living the good life in the French countryside. His tranquillity is disturbed when an obnoxious American couple move into the village.

Jan 28, 2015
Risky undertaking by De Castrique, Mark.

Risky undertaking

"When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site of a local cemetery's expansion, Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, finds his dual occupations collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new d

Jan 28, 2015
River of no return - a Jake Trent novel by Bertsch, David Riley, author.

River of no return - a Jake Trent novel

"High season is coming to an end, and fishing guide Jake Trent suddenly has some time on his hands. As the ex-lawyer ponders rekindling his romance with park ranger Noelle Kimpton, a surprise call from a long-lost love lights up his phone. It's been years since law school graduation, when Jake's last seen Divya Navaysam. Now a DC lobbyist, Divya wants Jake to come to Washington for a consulting job--immediately. Meanwhile, back in Jackson, Jake's best friend and occasional employee, JP, is deali

Jan 28, 2015
Sacred Ends by Appignanesi, Lisa

Sacred Ends

Jan 28, 2015
Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery by Harris, Tessa, author.

Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. Sweeping changes to the Boughton Estate threat

Jan 28, 2015
Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years - Japan by Murthy, Vasudev

Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years - Japan

Jan 28, 2015
Show me the gold by Mulford, Carolyn.

Show me the gold

"Staking out a country graveyard to catch vandals ex-spy Phoenix Smith and Acting Sheriff Annalynn Keyser respond to a neighboring county's urgent call. The old friends block an exit from an abandoned farmhouse where four bank robbers were spotted. The women engage in a fatal shootout but two gang members escape. Achilles Phoenix's K-9 dropout can't sniff out a trail but smells a trap set to kill pursuers. The FBI takes over the case but fails to find the fugitives or the gold coins they stole.

Jan 28, 2015
Sidetracked by Collins, Brandilyn.

Sidetracked

Jan 28, 2015
Silence the dead by Fredrickson, Jack, author.

Silence the dead

The new mayor of a small town in Illinois unearths a series of devastating secrets when he re-opens a 30-year-old murder investigation 17-year-old Betty Jo Dean was abducted and murdered thirty years ago. It took two days to find her body. She was found, fully dressed apart from her slacks, beneath a gnarled, stunted tree, shot in the back of the head. No one was ever charged with her murder. Now, following an appeal from one of his constituents, Mayor Mac Bassett has called for the case to be r

Jan 28, 2015
Snoop to nuts by Lee, Elizabeth, author.

Snoop to nuts

"Lindy Blanchard's family pecan farm is known county-wide, but it's the goodies her grandmother sells at their store, the Nut House, that really bring in the crowds--until someone turns one of her tasty treats deadly... The "Most Original Pecan Treat" contest at the Ag Fair is the talk of Riverville, Texas, especially when it's clear that Miss Amelia Blanchard's Heavenly Texas Pecan Caviar will take home a blue ribbon. Which is why everyone is amazed when her dish doesn't even place--and even mo

Jan 28, 2015