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Privy to the dead by Connolly, Sheila.

Privy to the dead

When a construction worker who found a curious metal object while excavating an old privy in the museum's basement is murdered, Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, must unearth a mystery with ties to the past and the present to stop a killer.

Jul 2, 2015
Purebred Dead by Delaney, Kathleen

Purebred Dead

Jul 2, 2015
Purl up and die by Sefton, Maggie, author.

Purl up and die

"Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun knitters must unravel the truth from the lies to clear a friend's son suspected of murder."--

Jul 2, 2015
Quarry by Miller, Susan Cummins, 1949-

Quarry

When two members of her dissertation defense board are attacked, and a fellow student is kidnapped and held hostage in the volcanic mesas of the Cady Mountains, geologist Frankie MacFarlane races against time to unearth the truth.

Jun 26, 2015
Rattlesnake crossing by Jance, Judith A.

Rattlesnake crossing

Sheriff Joanna Brady attempts to catch a serial killer who keeps the victims' scalps as souvenirs and uses a gun stolen from a slain arms dealer's collection as the weapon.

Jul 2, 2015
Residue - a novel by Knipfel, Jim.

Residue - a novel

"In the nearly twenty years that Leonard Koznowski has been sheriff of Beaver Rapids, Wisconsin, he's never encountered a homicide. When the local mortician and his assistant are brutally gunned down, Leonard is thrust into a tumultuous investigation linking religion, high school athletics, the black market of body parts, unwholesome sexual proclivities, and a sinister secret society. And with deer season fast approaching, the timing could've been a hell of a lot better. Inspired by actual event

Jul 2, 2015
Ripley's game by Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.

Ripley's game

Mr. Ripley emerges from retirement to preside over one last deadly game, but can he persuade an innocent man to commit murder?

Jul 2, 2015
Ripped from the pages by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

Ripped from the pages

"Excited to explore the secrets of wine country, Brooklyn attends an excavation of the caves hidden deep under her parents' commune--and the findings are explosive. A room is unearthed, and it contains a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, a chest of jewelry--and a perfectly mummified body. A closer examination of the murdered man's possessions reveals a valuable first edition of Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth. Hidden in the book is a secret map that unveils an even greate

Jul 2, 2015
Run you down by Dahl, Julia, 1977- author.

Run you down

"New York City tabloid reporter Rebekah Roberts knows almost nothing about the mother who abandoned her as an infant. Aviva Kagan was just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a college boy from Florida - and then disappeared. When Rebekah hears about a young Hasidic mother found dead in her bathtub in upstate New York, she thinks there might be a story in it. And as she looks closer, she discovers that the woman once knew Aviva's younger brother, Sam. Re

Jul 2, 2015
Scam chowder by Corrigan, Maya, author.

Scam chowder

Jul 2, 2015
Second Street Station - a Mary Handley mystery by Levy, Lawrence H.

Second Street Station - a Mary Handley mystery

After being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary Handley, an aspiring detective, finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, a former employee of Thomas Edison, and, proving her acumen as a sleuth, is hired by the Brooklyn police department to solve the crime.

Jul 2, 2015
Shooting for the stars - a Gil Malloy novel by Belsky, Richard.

Shooting for the stars - a Gil Malloy novel

"Following up his "engrossing journalistic thriller" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) The Kennedy Connection, R. G. Belsky brings back New York City newspaper reporter Gil Malloy in a gripping new mystery about the closed-case murder of a Hollywood actress. Some thirty years ago, movie star Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan in New York City, who then killed himself. The police ruled it a murder-suicide, the case was closed, and the beloved starlet faded away into history. But when

Jul 2, 2015
Shroud of Roses - A Cornwall and Redfern Mystery by Ferris, Gloria

Shroud of Roses - A Cornwall and Redfern Mystery

Jul 2, 2015
Silent night - a Raine Stockton dog mystery by Ball, Donna.

Silent night - a Raine Stockton dog mystery

It's Christmas time and Raine Stockton and her dog, Cisco, have several mysteries to solve when a rash of thefts happen in town and a newborn is abandoned in the manger of the town's living Nativity.

Jul 2, 2015
Silent running - an Art Marvik mystery by Rowson, Pauline, author.

Silent running - an Art Marvik mystery

When a former girlfriend shows up at his remote cottage with a disturbing story about the murder of a young woman fifteen years ago, and her growing belief that the man convicted for it is innocent, former marine commando Art Marvik doesn't think much of it. But when Charlotte goes missing after leaving his home, everything changes. Soon, Marvik finds himself suspected by the police of being involved in not only her abduction, and possible murder, but also the disappearance of a scientist involv

Jul 2, 2015
Smaller and smaller circles by Batacan, F. H.

Smaller and smaller circles

"In northeast Manila's Quezon City is a district called Payatas--a 50-acre dump that is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of teenage boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take t

Jul 2, 2015
Superfluous women - a Daisy Dalrymple mystery by Dunn, Carola, author.

Superfluous women - a Daisy Dalrymple mystery

"In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women"--brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec--Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher,

Jul 2, 2015
Tail Gait - a Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Brown, Rita Mae, author.

Tail Gait - a Mrs. Murphy Mystery

"There's nothing like a tail well-told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with... Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi"--

Jun 26, 2015
The art of deception by Pearson, Ridley.

The art of deception

Investigating the death of a woman who was pushed off a bridge, Lou Boldt joins forces with Daphne Matthews to follow a trail through Seattle's underworld and finds evidence linking the murder to a case he is already following.

Jul 2, 2015
The asset by Burdett, John.

The asset

Jun 27, 2015