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A banquet of consequences by George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.

A banquet of consequences

"As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful fac¸ade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder. The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After

Nov 26, 2015
A blossom of bright light by Chazin, Suzanne, author.

A blossom of bright light

"Latino police detective Jimmy Vega must strike a precarious balance between the local immigrant community and his hometown's most powerful and privileged citizens during a dangerous murder investigation"--Dust jacket flap.

Nov 26, 2015
A body to spare - an Odelia Grey mystery by Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952-

A body to spare - an Odelia Grey mystery

Nov 28, 2015
A Christmas escape - a novel by Perry, Anne, author.

A Christmas escape - a novel

"A Christmas Escape ... transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure--and an unforgettable volcanic encounter."--

Nov 29, 2015
A deceptive clarity by Elkins, Aaron J.

A deceptive clarity

Nov 29, 2015
A likely story by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

A likely story

Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate.

Nov 29, 2015
A specter of justice - a Sam Blackman mystery by De Castrique, Mark, author.

A specter of justice - a Sam Blackman mystery

"When private detective Sam Blackman agrees to help his partner and lover, Nakayla Robertson, conduct a fundraiser for orphaned twin boys, he does so to ease his conscience. The boys' parents were killed in a courtroom shootout where Sam was the key witness against the twins' father. The charity event, a nighttime ghost tour of the legendary haunted sites of Asheville, North Carolina, seems harmless enough. Sam only has to tell the story of a grief-stricken woman who hanged herself from an old,

Nov 28, 2015
Academy gothic by Hill, James Tate.

Academy gothic

"Tate Cowlishaw is late for another faculty meeting when he discovers the body of Scoot Simkins, dean of Parshall College. Cowlishaw might be legally blind but sees that a man with three bullets in his head didn't put them there himself. The police disagree. When Cowlishaw investigates, he is told his teaching contract won't be renewed. Suspects aren't hard to come by at the college annually ranked "Worst Value" by U.S. News & World Report. While the faculty brace for a visit from the accreditat

Nov 27, 2015
All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel by Clark, Mary Higgins.

All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel

"The second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing br

Nov 29, 2015
All men fear me - an Alafair Tucker mystery by Casey, Donis, author.

All men fear me - an Alafair Tucker mystery

Nov 28, 2015
Art and murder by Easton, Don, author.

Art and murder

"Jack Taggart is out for justice, and just a little revenge, when he goes undercover as a pimp to hunt down the murderer of a cop to whom he owes an everlasting debt of gratitude. Embroiled in a mysterious international crime syndicate, for once Taggart might be in over his head."

Nov 29, 2015
Away in a manger by Bowen, Rhys.

Away in a manger

"It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and twelve-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger." Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help h

Nov 29, 2015
Born in a burial gown by Craven, Mike.

Born in a burial gown

"Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. He has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness, and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can’t get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried on a wet, Cumbrian building site. Shot once in the back of the head, execution style, it is a cold, calculated murder. When the post-mortem reveals she has gone to significant expense in disguising her appearance, and the only clue to her ide

Nov 29, 2015
Chef Maurice and a spot of truffle by Lang, J. A., author.

Chef Maurice and a spot of truffle

"It's autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion. Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery - he's missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village. Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business - complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out. Can he solve Ollie's murder before his home-made investigation

Nov 29, 2015
Claws for alarm by LoTempio, T. C.

Claws for alarm

Since inheriting her mother's sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder--until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey's bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade. Off campus, things were just as dicey. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Going undercover, Nora realizes that investigating thi

Nov 29, 2015
Crowned and moldering by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

Crowned and moldering

Shannon is happy to help her beau, Mac Sullivan, renovate his historic lighthouse mansion but work grinds to a halt when the reamains of a missing young woman are found.

Nov 29, 2015
Crucifixion Creek - a Belltree mystery by Maitland, Barry, author

Crucifixion Creek - a Belltree mystery

"A meth-addicted biker shoots a woman during a police siege. An elderly couple commit suicide on the terrace of their favorite cafe´. An unidentified white male is stabbed to death in the street. For Sydney homicide detective Harry Belltree, not long out of the military and a grueling tour of Afghanistan, these three deaths appear to be just another day at the office. Until, that is, he identifies the stabbing victim as his own brother-in-law Greg, and journalist Kelly Pool suggests there's a li

Nov 29, 2015
Crushed velvet by Vallere, Diane, author.

Crushed velvet

"Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is back in business--this time getting wrapped up in a diabolical but crafty case of murder. With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it's not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend

Nov 28, 2015
Death at the abbey - a Lady of Ashes mystery by Trent, Christine, author.

Death at the abbey - a Lady of Ashes mystery

1869. While on a much-needed respite with her husband Sam in Nottinghamshire, undertaker Violet Harper is summoned to Welbeck Abbey by the Fifth Duke of Portland to prepare a body. His Grace is known as the "mad duke," and Violet has more than an inkling of why when she arrives at the grand estate and discovers that the corpse in question is that of the duke's favorite raven, Aristotle. Many of the duke's servants believe a dead raven is a harbinger of doom, and the peculiar peer hopes to allay

Nov 26, 2015
Death by tea by Erickson, Alex.

Death by tea

Nov 29, 2015