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The jazz files - Poppy Denby investigates by Smith, Fiona Veitch, 1970- author.

The jazz files - Poppy Denby investigates

It is 1920. Twenty-two year old Poppy Denby moves from Northumberland to live with her paraplegic aunt in London. Aunt Dot, a suffragette who was injured in battles with the police in 1910, is a feisty and well-connected lady. Poppy has always dreamed of being a journalist, and quickly lands a position as an editorial assistant at the Daily Globe. Then one of the paper's hacks, Bert Isaacs, dies suddenly and messily. Poppy and photographer Daniel Rokeby (with whom Poppy has an immediate and mutu

Feb 4, 2016
The killing forest by Blædel, Sara, author.

The killing forest

"Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick. THE KILLING FORESTFollowing an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of the National Police Department. She's assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-ol

Feb 11, 2016
The killing in the café by Brett, Simon, author.

The killing in the café

"Polly's Cake Shop has been a feature of the shopping parade for many years, but when its owner announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the cafe´ might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form the Save Polly's Cake Shop Action Committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture, managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fra

Feb 11, 2016
The Lady Agnes mystery. Volume 2, Divine blood, and Combat of shadows by Japp, Andrea H., 1957- author.

The Lady Agnes mystery. Volume 2, Divine blood, and Combat of shadows

HISTORICAL MYSTERIES. "Normandy 1304. Agnes de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains the focus of an ancient quest with many hidden enemies. 'Five women, in the centre the sixth' is the enigmatic prophecy of Agnes's destiny. But as events come to a head and her protectors struggle against powerful opponents, will Agnes choose to fulfil the role that has been foretold for her? Andre Japp uses her remarkable knowledge of French history and daily life in the medieval world to b

Feb 11, 2016
The language of secrets by Khan, Ausma Zehanat, author.

The language of secrets

"Detective Esa Khattak heads up Canada's Community Policing Section, which handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. Khattak is still under scrutiny for his last case, so he's surprised when INSET, Canada's federal intelligence agency, calls him in on another potentially hot button issue. For months, INSET has been investigating a local terrorist cell which is planning an attack on New Year's Day. INSET had an informant, Mohsin Dar, undercover inside the cell. But no

Feb 11, 2016
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins by Hodgson, Antonia.

The last confession of Thomas Hawkins

Feb 6, 2016
The last dawn by Gannon, Joe, 1960- author.

The last dawn

"Gladys Dari´o, sterling police lieutenant for the revolutionary Sandinista government in volatile 1986 Nicaragua, has been kidnapped by a notorious Contra commander. Gladys knows she doesn't have a hope for escape, unless her partner on the police force, former Sandinista guerrilla comandante Ajax Montoya, stages a rescue attempt. When he does, it's more outrageous than Gladys could ever have imagined. But it comes at a price. Ajax is imprisoned for years, and Gladys is sent to Miami and blackl

Feb 11, 2016
The masquerading magician - an accidental alchemist mystery by Pandian, Gigi, 1975-

The masquerading magician - an accidental alchemist mystery

Feb 11, 2016
The midwife and the assassin - a mystery by Thomas, Samuel S, author.

The midwife and the assassin - a mystery

""Sam Thomas has created one of the most unique sleuths in modern mystery fiction." -The Plain Dealer. In this thrilling new mystery from the critically acclaimed author of The Witch Hunter's Tale, midwife Bridget Hodgson travels to London where she's forced into a new profession-as a spy. It's 1649. Three years have passed since midwife Bridget Hodgson and her deputy Martha Hawkins fled York for the safety of the English countryside. But when a mysterious letter from London brings them to the c

Feb 11, 2016
The murder of Mary Russell - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R, author.

The murder of Mary Russell - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

"Has Laurie King followed in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's footsteps and killed off her protagonist? Sherlock Holmes is back in the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child has hailed as "the most sustained feat of imagination in mysteryfiction today"--but is Mary Russell? When the novel opens, the shabby carpet of 221B Baker Street is drenched in blood--and no one knows the fate of Mary Russell. Could this be the final performance for the world's best-known Holmesian author?"--

Feb 11, 2016
The mystery of the Venus Island fetish by Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.

The mystery of the Venus Island fetish

"It's 1932, and the Great Venus Island Fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in a museum in Sydney, Australia. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss: a strange discoloration on some of the skulls. Has someone tampered with the fetish? Is there a link between it and the mysterious disappearance of Cecil Polkinghorne, curator of archaeology? And how did Eric Sopwith, re

Feb 11, 2016
The necessary murder of Nonie Blake by Shames, Terry, author.

The necessary murder of Nonie Blake

"Nonie Blake is back home from a mental institution where she has spent the last twenty years, and people in Jarrett Creek are worried. Maybe too worried, for within a week of her return, Nonie is murdered. Chief Samuel Craddock thinks the only possible suspects are members of her tight-lipped family. Ever since Nonie tried to kill her sister when she was fourteen and was sent away to the institution, the family has kept to itself. Clues are scarce and Craddock is stumped. So he checks with ther

Feb 11, 2016
The Ninth Life by Simon, Clea

The Ninth Life

Feb 11, 2016
The Other Side of Silence by Kerr, Philip

The Other Side of Silence

Feb 11, 2016
The perfectly proper paranormal museum by Weiss, Kirsten, 1968- author.

The perfectly proper paranormal museum

Feb 11, 2016
The plague of thieves affair by Muller, Marcia, author.

The plague of thieves affair

"Sabina Carpenter and John Quinncannon are no stranger to mysteries. In the five years since they opened Carpenter and Quinncannon, Professional Detective Services, they have solved dozens, but one mystery has eluded even them: Sherlock Holmes or, rather, the madman claiming his identity, who keeps showing up with a frustrating (though admittedly useful) knack for solving difficult cases. Roland W. Fairchild, recently arrived from Chicago, claims Holmes is his first cousin, Charles P. Fairchild

Feb 11, 2016
The pot thief who studied Georgia O'Keeffe by Orenduff, J. Michael (Jess Michael), 1944- author.

The pot thief who studied Georgia O'Keeffe

"A dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. The Bureau of Land Management calls him a criminal, but Hubie knows that the real injustice would be to leave the legacies of prehistoric craftspeople buried in the dirt. In all his travels across the state, there is one place that Hubie hasn’t been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated. Deep within the range are ruins

Feb 11, 2016
The rose in the wheel by Rizzolo, S. K.

The rose in the wheel

Constance Tyrone, the conspicuously celibate founder of the St. Catherine Society, dedicated to helping poor women, is run over by a carriage one wet November evening in 1811 London. Curiously, while one of her feet is bare, the other is shod in a clean satin slipper, despite the muddy road. Why was a gentlewoman abroad in the night? And if she died under the wheel, who bruised her neck and stole her monogrammed curcifix?

Feb 11, 2016
The scent of almonds - & other stories by Läckberg, Camilla, 1974- author.

The scent of almonds - & other stories

Four unmissable stories set in a Swedish fishing village. A snowstorm traps a family in a hotel on a tiny island off the coast, and then a body is discovered in the library. -- Marianne is serving up a dangerous concoction at the Widows' Cafe. -- Two sisters witness a murder in a fashion boutique. -- Malin is trapped on a boat with a man she is beginning to fear ...

Feb 11, 2016
The shut eye by Bauer, Belinda, 1962- author.

The shut eye

Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiralling towards insanity. When a psychic offers hope, Anna grasps it. Who wouldn't? Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son... But is this man what he claims to be? Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable? Or is he something far, far worse?

Feb 11, 2016