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Out of the blackout by Barnard, Robert.

Out of the blackout

A small boy, evacuated from London during the blitz, is taken in by a loving couple who treat him like their own, and who raise him to adulthood. When he returns to London as a man, he feels the need to find his original family. He uncovers a thoroughly detestable family that he knows he was part of, but he has to find out where exactly he fit in. He uncovers an old murder that he actually witnessed as a small boy.

Oct 12, 2015
Pane and Suffering by Hollon, Cheryl

Pane and Suffering

Oct 12, 2015
Parchment and old lace by Childs, Laura, author.

Parchment and old lace

Laura Childs "returns to the Big Easy and the historic Garden District, where scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand discovers a bride-to-be murdered in the legendary Lafayette Cemetery..."--

Oct 12, 2015
Peril at Somner House - a mystery featuring Daphne du Maurier by Challis, Joanna.

Peril at Somner House - a mystery featuring Daphne du Maurier

On an island off the coast of Cornwall, Lord Max Trevalyan is found dead of severe head wounds. The many suspects include Trevalyan's widow, her lover, and the gardener, whose daughter gave birth to Max's son. It's up to young future author Daphne du Maurier to find the killer.

Oct 12, 2015
Peril by ponytail by Cohen, Nancy J., 1948-

Peril by ponytail

Marla and Dalton's honeymoon at an Arizona dude ranch veers from dangerous to downright deadly faster than a horse headed to the corral. With her husband's uncle-- the resort's owner-- on the suspect list for murder, Marla hopes her blind trust in his innocence isn't misplaced, especially when she learns their relative has secrets he'd rather keep buried. As the bodies pile up, and with her new family in jeopardy, she'd better figure out who's adding to the spirits haunting a nearby ghost town b

Oct 12, 2015
Plot Boiler by Brandon, Ali

Plot Boiler

Oct 12, 2015
Pretty girls - a novel by Slaughter, Karin, 1971- author.

Pretty girls - a novel

"More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss--a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed. The disappearance of a

Oct 12, 2015
Recalled to death by Masters, Priscilla, author.

Recalled to death

Coroner Martha Gunn is baffled by the discovery of an unidentified body in the ruins of a local beauty spot. On a bright spring morning, John Hyde opens the gates to the grounds of Moreton Corbet Castle, a local medieval ruin, and discovers the body of a homeless man with his throat slashed. Detective Inspector Alex Randall and his team soon face some disturbing questions- was this a random attack, or does someone have a vendetta against the homeless? For coroner Martha Gunn, establishing the ma

Oct 12, 2015
Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Delany, Vicki

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

Oct 12, 2015
Robert B. Parker's The Devil wins - a Jesse Stone novel by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.

Robert B. Parker's The Devil wins - a Jesse Stone novel

In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's

Oct 8, 2015
Rubbernecker by Bauer, Belinda, 1962-


"The dead can't speak to us," Professor Madoc had said. That was a lie--because the body Patrick Fort is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. His Asperger's syndrome already makes life strange enough for him without having to solve a possible murder on top of it--especially when no one believes a crime has even taken place.

Oct 12, 2015
Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery by Clifton, Lu.

Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery

"This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, who considers himself a man of principal. He's a man of the Law--the letter of the Law--and he's a man of his word. But he's at a breaking point, ready to quit the force. His father's murder is ten-years cold, his young wife's premature death haunts him, and tribal police in Oklahoma are being prevented from ensuring the People receive justice. A mix of trib

Oct 12, 2015
Scrapbook of the dead by Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963- author.

Scrapbook of the dead

First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and a second woman is found murdered the next day by the river. It is soon learned that they were sisters, and both women were found clutching scrapbook pages. Is Pamela hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies? Or, are the crimes related to the discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek? As Halloween approaches, the crafty croppers of Cumberland Creek must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer.

Oct 12, 2015
Second Skin by Wiley, Michael

Second Skin

Oct 12, 2015
Secret world by Trow, M. J., author.

Secret world

June, 1589. Now a feted poet and playwright, Kit Marlowe is visiting his family in Canterbury. But it's not the happy homecoming he had hoped for. A long-standing family friend has been found dead in her bed, killed by several blows to the head. Convinced that the wrong person has been found guilty of the crime, Marlowe determines to uncover the truth.

Oct 12, 2015
Shepherd's crook by Boneham, Sheila Webster, 1952-

Shepherd's crook

Animal photographer Janet MacPhail has just arrived at a sheep-herding competition with her Australian Shepherd, Jay, when she learns that two dozen sheep have disappeared. Police think the animals have wandered off in search of greener grass, but Janet sees and hears things that convince her the the animals have been stolen. When a livestock handler turns up dead and the sheep's owner disappears, the police and a pair of thugs pay Janet way more attention than she likes. She sets out to find an

Oct 12, 2015
Silent city - a Claire Codella mystery by Smith, Carrie, author.

Silent city - a Claire Codella mystery

NYPD Detective Claire Codella has just won a tough battle with cancer. Now she has to regain her rightful place on the force. she hasn't even been back a day when Hector Sanchez, a maverick public school principal, is found murdered. The school is on high alert. The media is howling for answers. And Codella catches the high-profile case at the worst possible time. As she races to track down the killer, she uncovers dirty politics, questionable contracts, and dark secrets. Each discovery she make

Oct 12, 2015
Silent Nights - A British Library Crime Classic by Edwards, Martin

Silent Nights - A British Library Crime Classic

Oct 12, 2015
Slay bells - a St. Rose quilting bee mystery by Mahon, Annette.

Slay bells - a St. Rose quilting bee mystery

Oct 11, 2015
Sniper's Wife- A Joe Gunther Novel by Mayor, Archer

Sniper's Wife- A Joe Gunther Novel

Oct 12, 2015