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The blood of an Englishman - an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C.

The blood of an Englishman - an Agatha Raisin mystery

Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.

Sep 17, 2014
The Burning Room by Connelly, Michael

The Burning Room

Sep 17, 2014
The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel

"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England"--

Sep 17, 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 ide

Sep 17, 2014
The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho by Delgado, Anjanette.

The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

"Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she's better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that "forever after" trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic--especially because he's also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami's Calle Ocho in Little Havana"--page [4] of cover.

Sep 17, 2014
The Cornish Coast Murder by Bude, John/ Edwards, Martin (INT)

The Cornish Coast Murder

Sep 17, 2014
The Cottoncrest curse - a novel by Rubin, Michael H., 1950-

The Cottoncrest curse - a novel

The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, an otherworldly force that has now taken three

Sep 17, 2014
The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-

The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estell

Sep 17, 2014
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush by Albert, Susan Wittig, author.

The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush

"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie

Sep 17, 2014
The forgotten girl by Bell, David, 1969 November 17-

The forgotten girl

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abru

Sep 17, 2014
The frozen dead by Minier, Bernard.

The frozen dead

"In a snowbound valley, deep in the French Pyrenees, a dark story of madness and revenge is unfolding. The first victim is a horse: its headless, flayed body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day as the gruesome discovery takes place, Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a high security asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. She is baffled by the slightly unorthodox methods the asylum's director uses, and then greatly alarmed when

Sep 17, 2014
The Girl Next Door by Rendell, Ruth

The Girl Next Door

Sep 17, 2014
The good knew nothing - a Tom Hickey novel by Kuhlken, Ken.

The good knew nothing - a Tom Hickey novel

During the summer of 1936, destitute farmers from the Dust Bowl swarm into California, and an old friend brings police detective Tom Hickey a manuscript, a clue to the mystery of his father Charlie{u2019}s long-ago disappearance. Tom chooses to risk losing his job and family to follow this lead. Even his oldest friend and mentor, retired cop Leo Weiss, opposes Tom{u2019}s decision. Why so passionately? Tom lures the novelist B. Traven to a meeting on Catalina and accuses him of manuscript-theft

Sep 17, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to a

Sep 17, 2014
The iron sickle by Limón, Martin, 1948-

The iron sickle

The head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. The attack is a complete surprise, carefully planned and clinically executed. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled US Army base? And why attack the claims officer--is there an unsettled grudge, a claim of damages that was rejected by the US Army? Against orders, CID agents George Suen

Sep 17, 2014
The laws of murder - a Charles Lenox mystery by Finch, Charles (Charles B.)

The laws of murder - a Charles Lenox mystery

"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend,

Sep 17, 2014
The Legend of Sleepy Harlow by Logan, Kylie

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow

Sep 17, 2014
The long way home by Penny, Louise.

The long way home

At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.

Sep 17, 2014
The low road - a novel by Scott, A.D.

The low road - a novel

"John McAllister has come to a crossroads, torn between the stability of his life in the Highlands and the thrill of working as a renowned journalist in Glasgow at a national daily newspaper. Can he accept that this exciting new phase is over? That it is time to settle down? Before he knows it, McAllister is in the midst of a fast-paced hunt for his good friend Jimmy McPhee, who is involved in a blood feud with a murderous razor gang"--Amazon.com.

Sep 17, 2014
The minotaur's head by Krajewski, Marek, 1966- author.

The minotaur's head

Breslau, 1939. When Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year's Eve revelries to attend a particularly grisly crime scene, his notoriously robust stomach is turned. A young girl--and suspected spy--who arrived by train from France just days before, has been found dead in her hotel room, the flesh torn from her cheek by her assailant's teeth. Ill at ease with the increasingly open integration of S.S., Gestapo and police, Mock is partially relieved to be assigned to liaise with officers in

Sep 17, 2014