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Antiques fate by Allan, Barbara.

Antiques fate

A theater owner drops dead, getting Brandy and Vivian entangled in a progressively perilous murder plot.

May 25, 2016
Nantucket grand by Axelrod, Steven, author.

Nantucket grand

During a long winter and short, chilly spring, a series of disturbing incidents rock the small resort island of Nantucket. A Land Bank executive dies in a suspicious hunting accident, a prominent local family's historic summer cottage burns down in an arson fire, and a teenage girl lies comatose from a drug overdose. When spring turns to summer and the tourists flood the island, the mysterious cycle of violence spins faster. A young Jamaican boy is found dead in the harbor, a sex-for-drugs porno

May 25, 2016
The mystery of a hansom cab by Hume, Fergus, 1859-1932.

The mystery of a hansom cab

Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation, selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and being translated into eleven languages. Over a century later, Hansom Cab has lost none of its page-turning power. Set in the charming and deadly streets of Melbourne, this vivid and brilliantly plotted murder thriller tells the story of a crim

May 25, 2016
Deadly intent by Sweeney, Anna.

Deadly intent

Maureen lies unconscious on a lonely track. Her husband blames a fellow holidaymaker at Nessa McDermott's country house on Ireland's enchanting Beara peninsula. Two days later, a man's body is found, strangled and dumped. Amid a frenzy of police, media and family pressures, former journalist Nessa has to find her own answers. Meanwhile, ambitious young policeman Redmond Joyce is also hell-bent on identifying the murderer, and conflict between them grows as they close in on the horrifying truth.

May 25, 2016
The night wanderer by Clare, Alys, author.

The night wanderer

Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is skeptical of the sheriff’s verdict that this was the result of a wild animal attack. But when a second body is discovered, similarly mutilated, rumors engulf the town that the legendary demon known as the Night Wanderer has returned to wreak havoc.

May 25, 2016
Cold girl - a B.C. blues crime novel by Greenaway, R. M., author.

Cold girl - a B.C. blues crime novel

May 25, 2016
Evil turns by Tesh, Jane, author.

Evil turns

Private investigator and former beauty queen Madeline Maclin thought she'd seen it all in her small North Carolina town of Celosia, until a young man's body covered in strange occult symbols is found in a local vineyard. Years ago, a group of women in town formed Darkrose Coven, a practice now taken up by younger residents who insist that their dark rose tattoos only honor their favorite character from the popular Pagan Desires books and movies. Has the old coven reappeared? Is the new coven res

May 25, 2016
Gold of our fathers by Quartey, Kwei J., author.

Gold of our fathers

"Darko Dawson has just been promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police Service--the promotion even comes with a (rather modest) salary bump. But he doesn't have long to celebrate, because his new boss is transferring him from Accra, Ghana's capital, out to remote Obuasi, in the Ashanti region, an area now notorious for the illegal exploitation of its gold mines. The assignment will last at least a year, meaning Dawson has the unpleasant choice of uprooting his entire family or making do wit

May 25, 2016
Murder at the 42nd Street library - a mystery by Lehane, Cornelius, author.

Murder at the 42nd Street library - a mystery

"Murder at the 42nd Street Library opens with a murder in a second floor office of the iconic, beaux-arts flagship of the New York Public Library. Ray Ambler, the curator of the library's crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice. In his search for the reasons behind the murder, Ambler uncovers hidden--and profoundly disturbing--relationships between visitors to the library. These include a celebrated mystery writ

May 25, 2016
Steps to the gallows by Marston, Edward, author.

Steps to the gallows

A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. It is remarkably well-informed and has therefore created a whole host of enemies. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper. He wants the killer brought to justice and the scandal sheet revived. Peter and Paul Skillen find themselves in great danger as they unearth an enormous a

May 25, 2016
Sayonara slam by Hirahara, Naomi, 1962- author.

Sayonara slam

""Hirahara has a keen eye for the telling detail and an assured sense of character."--Los Angeles Times At Dodger Stadium it's Japan vs. Korea in the World Baseball Classic, but before the first pitch is thrown, Mas Arai finds himself in the middle of a murder. Mysteries layer atop mysteries in this sixth in the award-winning series featuring the most unlikely of sleuths, an aging, widowed, not-exactly-communicative gardener from Altadena, California. Who is that unusual woman throwing knuckleba

May 25, 2016
The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author.

The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery

Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayett

May 27, 2016
The body in the wardrobe by Page, Katherine Hall. author.

The body in the wardrobe

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions

May 27, 2016
Keeper of the flame by Batten, Jack, 1932- author.

Keeper of the flame

May 28, 2016
In the cold dark ground by MacBride, Stuart, author.

In the cold dark ground

Investigating a murdered body that may be tied to a missing persons case, Sergeant Logan McRae finds his job challenged by Aberdeen gang activity, his responsibility-eschewing former boss, and a new superintendent determined to make his life miserable.

May 28, 2016
A front page affair by Vatsal, Radha, 1972-

A front page affair

May 28, 2016
Final Fondue by Corrigan, Maya

Final Fondue

May 28, 2016
Engaged in Death by Blackmoore, Stephanie

Engaged in Death

May 28, 2016
Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Riggs, Cynthia, author.

Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery

"It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor. With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law

May 28, 2016
Better dead by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Better dead

"It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery

May 28, 2016
Tea with jam and dread by Myers, Tamar, author.

Tea with jam and dread

Deciding that the PennDutch Inn needs to go more upmarket, Magdalena Yoder is delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess Grimsley-Snodgrass and their family as honored guests, looking forward to the challenge of introducing English nobility to traditional American culture. But, as Magdalena is about to find out, the Grimsley-Snodgrasses are by no means the easiest of guests, and at the same time she has to contend with the discovery of a mummified corpse trapped in her elevator shaft. Then trage

May 28, 2016
Robert B. Parker's Slow burn by Atkins, Ace, author.

Robert B. Parker's Slow burn

"Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in the latest adventure in the iconic New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins"--

May 28, 2016
Quick and the dead by Moody, Susan.

Quick and the dead

May 28, 2016
Ping-pong heart by Limón, Martin, 1948- author.

Ping-pong heart

"South Korea, 1974. CID Sergeants George Suen~o and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-Ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing a hundred thousand won from him--a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked in the night, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives

May 28, 2016
Murder Has Nine Lives by Levine, Laura

Murder Has Nine Lives

May 28, 2016
Missing, presumed - a novel by Steiner, Susie, 1971 or 1972- author.

Missing, presumed - a novel

"Detective Manon Bradshaw is 39, single, and miserable as sin. She has endured some of the worst dates in internet history. But she loves her job and performs it brilliantly; all she needs to rise up in the ranks is a big break. Edith Hind is a gorgeous,intrepid graduate student at Cambridge University who seems to have it all: a doting boyfriend, a devoted friend named Helena, a loving mother and a father who is a surgeon to the Royal Family. When Edith turns up missing from her apartment one e

May 28, 2016
Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder by Rosett, Sara

Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder

May 28, 2016
Killer Look by Fairstein, Linda A.

Killer Look

May 28, 2016
A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall by Dennison, Hannah, author.

A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall

"In this delightful new mystery, our heroine Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat's initial excitement soon ends in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall-- both upstairs and down-- and even those who are just been passing through. Matters come

May 28, 2016
Clamour of crows by Merritt, Raymond W, author.

Clamour of crows

May 28, 2016
Goodbye forever by Hill, Bonnie Hearn, 1945- author.

Goodbye forever

Crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle goes undercover - and into danger - in the second of this intriguing crime series. 17-year-old Jessica is missing. There are no clues as to why she disappeared - apart from the note she left behind: I love you. Goodbye forever. It turns out that Jessica is not the first teenager to have gone missing, nor the first to have left exactly the same note. With a personal family connection to the missing girl, crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle is determined t

May 28, 2016
Buffalo jump blues / A Sean Stranahan Mystery by McCafferty, Keith, author.

Buffalo jump blues / A Sean Stranahan Mystery

While Sheriff Martha Ettinger investigates the death of a young Native American at the site of a ritualistic buffalo jump, private detective Sean Stranahan helps a beautiful swimmer track down a childhood friend, only to find his case intersecting with the sheriff's in unexpected ways.

May 28, 2016
Books of a feather - a bibliophile mystery by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

Books of a feather - a bibliophile mystery

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Ripped from the Pages...San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright's latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. Brooklyn's friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's massive masterpiece, Birds of America, currently on loan from an Arab sheik. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National B

May 28, 2016
See also deception - a Marjorie Trumaine mystery by Sweazy, Larry D., author.

See also deception - a Marjorie Trumaine mystery

"In a small North Dakota town in 1964, indexer Marjorie Trumaine investigates the alleged suicide of the local librarian, uncovering a web of secrets that puts her own life in jeopardy"--

May 30, 2016
The woman in cabin 10 by Ware, Ruth, author.

The woman in cabin 10

"From New York Times bestselling author of the "twisty-mystery" (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware--this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and

May 30, 2016
Wire in the Blood by McDermid, Val

Wire in the Blood

May 30, 2016
Rebellion's Message by Jecks, Michael

Rebellion's Message

May 30, 2016
Outfoxed by Rosenfelt, David, author.

Outfoxed

"Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners. One of the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who has 18 months left on a 5-year term for fraud. Brian has been helping to train

May 30, 2016
Murder on Brittany shores - a mystery by Bannalec, Jean-Luc, 1966- author.

Murder on Brittany shores - a mystery

"Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glenan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims comes to light, cantankerous Commisaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder. Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himse

May 30, 2016
Live and Let Growl by Berenson, Laurien

Live and Let Growl

May 30, 2016
Kilt at the Highland Games by Dunnett, Kaitlyn

Kilt at the Highland Games

May 30, 2016
Endgame by Round, Jeffrey

Endgame

May 30, 2016
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Davis, Krista

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

May 30, 2016
Death in Disguise - A Police Procedural Set in 1970's England by Spencer, Sally

Death in Disguise - A Police Procedural Set in 1970's England

May 30, 2016
The Branson beauty by Booth, Claire, author.

The Branson beauty

"The Branson Beauty, an old showboat, has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri. More than one hundred people are trapped aboard. Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff, and when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he's in for a long winter's day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore. He anticipates a lot of anxiety, many arguments, and extra costs for emergency e

May 30, 2016
Murder, Handcrafted by Alan, Isabella

Murder, Handcrafted

May 30, 2016
Zigzag - a Nameless Detective collection by Pronzini, Bill, author.

Zigzag - a Nameless Detective collection

Two novellas and two short stories featuring Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Bill Pronzini's iconic Nameless Detective! Zigzag is an original novella, in which a safe and simple accident investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme. Grapplin, which first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, deals with the kind of missing person case that can end in only one of two ways, closure or heartbreak. In the second short, Nightscape, readers discover how, indeed, one thi

May 30, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras

May 30, 2016
Murder frames the scene - a Hawaiʻi mystery by Kneubuhl, Victoria N. (Victoria Nalani), author.

Murder frames the scene - a Hawaiʻi mystery

Murder Frames the Scene is Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl's third novel in her Hawaii Mystery series featuring her two sleuths, part-Hawaiian Mina Beckwith and her fiance, part-Samoan Ned Manusia. Mina Beckwith, currently an out-of-work journalist, and Ned Manusia, an accomplished playwright who sometimes serves the British government in behind-the-scenes operations, find themselves unraveling a deadly web of espionage and murder. As the story opens, Ned is in Japanese occupied Shanghai, where he has

May 30, 2016
Murder comes by mail - a Hidden Springs mystery by Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.

Murder comes by mail - a Hidden Springs mystery

"Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn't last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs' concerned citizens. Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered

May 30, 2016
Dead loudmouth by Houston, Victoria, 1945- author.

Dead loudmouth

"A Wisconsin detective must solve a double murder and rescue a kidnapped child"--

May 30, 2016
Demise in denim by Brown, Duffy, author.

Demise in denim

The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom and Walker Boone is on the run. When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she'd be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest. Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement and who has been getting under her skin ever since i

May 30, 2016
The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery by Griffiths, Elly, author.

The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery

"In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrap

May 30, 2016
A useful woman by Wilde, Darcie.

A useful woman

"Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society--including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and a minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who have co

May 30, 2016
To catch a treat by Johnston, Linda O., author.

To catch a treat

Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal--mostly because she wants to meet and critique his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judging her, Carrie feels only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped. Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog park where Go was stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts Ada,

May 30, 2016
Swimsuit Body by Goudge, Eileen

Swimsuit Body

May 30, 2016
The strings of murder by De Muriel, Oscar, author.

The strings of murder

May 30, 2016
Sibanda and the Death's Head Moth by Elliot, C. M.

Sibanda and the Death's Head Moth

May 30, 2016
Reapers - a Botswana mystery by Ramsay, Frederick

Reapers - a Botswana mystery

May 30, 2016
Predators - a Botswana mystery by Ramsay, Frederick

Predators - a Botswana mystery

May 30, 2016
A parliament of owls by Goff, Christine.

A parliament of owls

"Angela Dimato, a tenacious U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent, struggles to rebuild her life after the murder of her partner. During a routine tour of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Angela assesses the growing prairie dog town within the wildlife refuge when, to her horror, she discovers the body of a soccer mom sprawled out among the burrows. With her trademark instinct and her gun in tow, Angela investigates the murder, even as she battles the crippling flashbacks haunting her from her partner's case.

May 30, 2016
One from without by Fuller, Jack, author.

One from without

"A major corporate hostile takeover is complicated by the Board's handling of a mysterious hacker who is somehow selectively sabotaging the core data storage integrity of key corporate personnel while, at the same time, the CFO finds himself having to face the personal consequences of his earlier life in the CIA. "--

May 30, 2016
Bones and Roses by Goudge, Eileen

Bones and Roses

May 30, 2016
Warlock Holmes - a study in brimstone by Denning, G. S.

Warlock Holmes - a study in brimstone

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes. Warlock Holmes, however, is not. He may be a font of arcane power, but frankly he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only things he's got going for him are the might of a thousand demons, the spirit of Moriarty trapped in his head, and his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, who is always there to guide him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety... a

May 30, 2016
Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure by Atherton, Nancy, author.

Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure

"While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through

May 30, 2016
A Beeline to Murder by Lester, Meera

A Beeline to Murder

May 30, 2016
The Baker Street jurors - a mystery by Robertson, Michael, 1951- author.

The Baker Street jurors - a mystery

"Michael Robertson has delighted mystery readers and Sherlock Holmes aficionados everywhere with his charming and innovative Baker Street mystery series, where brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath are charged with answering letters to Sherlock that arrive at their law office, located at 221B Baker Street. In the exclusive London suburb of Hampstead Heath, Rory McSweeny--a true national hero, having led the England cricket team to successive international championships--is accused of murdering his own

May 30, 2016
Arsenic with Austen / A Mystery by Hyde, Katherine Bolger, author.

Arsenic with Austen / A Mystery

"When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life. Emily travels to thesleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town's ec

May 30, 2016
Murder in the museum by Rowland, John, 1907-1984, author.

Murder in the museum

When Professor Julius Arnell breathes his last in the hushed atmosphere of the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like death from natural causes. Who, after all, would have cause to murder a retired academic whose life was devoted to Elizabethan literature? Inspector Shelley's suspicions are aroused when he finds a packet of poisoned sugared almonds in the dead man's pocket; and a motive becomes clearer when he discovers Arnell's connection to a Texan oil millionaire. Soon another man plunges

May 30, 2016
Murder at the Loch - a Langham and Dupré mystery by Brown, Eric, 1960- author.

Murder at the Loch - a Langham and Dupré mystery

It's the bitterly cold December of 1955, and Donald Langham has been asked by his friend, private detective Ralph Ryland, to assist him on a case. Ryland has been contacted by their old commanding officer, Major Cartwright, who has reasons to believe that his life is under threat at his remote castle in the Scottish Highlands. On arriving at the castle, Langham and Ryland learn that Major Cartwright is attempting to raise the wreck of a German fighter plane which crashed into the loch in 1945. B

May 30, 2016
Melody of murder by Cameron, Stella, author.

Melody of murder

The idyllic Cotswold village of Folly-on-Weir, with its traditional pub, sumptuous tea rooms and fragrant bakery, is a piece of paradise found . . . until 'those incomer Quillams' arrive. A young piano virtuoso and his neglected but talented half-sister, their controlling father, the pianist's beautiful, acquisitive and passionate mother, an ambitious family retainer, and an intimidating woman who has always run the Quillam household form a successful little empire - until it starts to crumble.

May 30, 2016
The highwayman by Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.

The highwayman

"Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series--the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls.

May 30, 2016
Drinking gourd - a Benjamin January mystery by Hambly, Barbara, author.

Drinking gourd - a Benjamin January mystery

"Benjamin January is called up to Vicksburg, deep in cotton-plantation country, to help a wounded 'conductor' of the Underground Railroad - the secret network of safe-houses that guide escaping slaves to freedom. When the chief 'conductor' of the 'station' is found murdered, Jubal Cain, the coordinator of the whole Railroad system in Mississippi, is accused of the crime. Since Cain can't expose the nature of his involvement in the railroad, January has to step in and find the true killer - befor

May 30, 2016
Death at breakfast by Gutcheon, Beth Richardson, author.

Death at breakfast

Indulging their pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are heading to Maine. Hope and Maggie have barely finished their first aperitifs when the inn's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of Alexander and Lisa Antippas and Lisa's actress sister, Glory. Imperious and rude, these Hollywood one-percenters quickly turn the inn upside-down with their demanding behavior, igniting a flurry of speculatio

May 30, 2016
Deadline for murder by McDermid, Val.

Deadline for murder

May 30, 2016
Boar Island by Barr, Nevada, author.

Boar Island

"Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry--her aunt Gwen and her

May 30, 2016
Black hammock by Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.

Black hammock

Homicide detective Daniel Turner revisits an 18-year-old unsolved case in the third of this intriguing and atmospheric crime noir series. We had set out from Atlanta to kill my mother and her husband. A slow kill. Oren has returned to the family home he last saw when he was eight years old. Eighteen years later, he is bent on an elaborate scheme of revenge. Homicide detective Daniel Turner was never able to forget the unsolved case, the disappearance of Amon Jakobsen all those years ago. Convinc

May 30, 2016
An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery by Miller, Carol, 1972- author.

An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery

"The next in this charming Southern mystery series featuring a closed-room murder in an old Victorian inn during a snowstorm"--

May 30, 2016
Lost and gone forever - a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Grecian, Alex, author.

Lost and gone forever - a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

"Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is--though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company--a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what

May 30, 2016
Murder at Lambswool Farm by Goldenbaum, Sally, author.

Murder at Lambswool Farm

"Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm. Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she's taken on a new challenge--making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving

May 30, 2016
The silent dead by Honda, Tetsuya, 1969- author.

The silent dead

"When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally--his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the "what" or the "why" of this crime. At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or fami

May 30, 2016
Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Brown, Rita Mae, author.

Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery

"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Unti

May 30, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel. by Cornwell, Patricia.

Chaos - a Scarpetta novel.

May 30, 2016
The vinyl detective - written in dead wax by Cartmel, Andrew, author.

The vinyl detective - written in dead wax

He is a record collector -- a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the “Vinyl Detective” and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording -- on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he|s just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero|s full attention. So begins a painful an

May 30, 2016
Stabbing in the Senate - a Washington whodunit by Shogan, Colleen J., 1975- author.

Stabbing in the Senate - a Washington whodunit

Life is good for Kit Marshall. She's a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Circumstances back Kit's claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and

May 30, 2016
Pot thief who studied Escoffier by Orenduff, J. Michael

Pot thief who studied Escoffier

May 30, 2016
Of sound mind by Waltzer, Jim, 1950- author.

Of sound mind

"A slow-boil, modern noir, Of Sound Mind finds audiometry technician Richard Keene settling into his new, center-city apartment just as he reaches his thirtieth birthday. Formerly confined to a mental institution, Richard struggles to adapt to a world of adult freedom. He possesses abnormally acute powers of hearing and suffers from claustrophobia, yet he feels unleashed to dare fate in high places - in short, he is a bundle of neuroses. When he believes he hears a strangulation murder committed

May 30, 2016
No second chances by Stacey, Lyndon.

No second chances

"Lorna Myers thinks she knows where her businessman husband is--until two men come looking for him one October evening. By lucky chance, ex-police officer Daniel Whelan happens to be on hand to take control of the situation, but for Lorna it's the start of a nightmare. If Harvey isn't abroad working, then where is he? When Lorna's daughter asks Daniel for help with a problem of her own, he finds himself reluctantly drawn into the complex affairs of the Myers family--with what could be potentiall

May 30, 2016
Walleye Junction by Salvalaggio, Karin, author.

Walleye Junction

"When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar. Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but John's closest friends and his twin sister, Jessie, have been keeping secrets. With a series of wildfires pushing the area'

May 30, 2016
Rock-a-bye bones - a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery by Haines, Carolyn, author.

Rock-a-bye bones - a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery

"Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are still recovering from the attack on Scott Hampton's blues club in Zinnia, Mississippi, and Sarah Booth herself is still overcoming her grief at ending things with her fiance´. One bitterly cold night at her family's ancestral home in Zinnia, Sarah Booth hears what sounds like a kitten as she passes the front door. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket on her front porch - with bloody footsteps leading up to the door and back down the drive

May 30, 2016
The Lake District murder by Bude, John, 1901-1957, author.

The Lake District murder

The Lake District Murder opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. Was this a bizarre suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man apparently making plans to flee the country? And what does all this have to do with the newly discovered shady business dealings of the garage?

May 30, 2016
Diana's altar by Cleverly, Barbara, author.

Diana's altar

"Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. Despite the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the death is ruled a suicide, compounded by a formal confession before death. The victim, it is revealed, is known to Scotland Yard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is sent all the way from London to investigate. Thrown into a deadly ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and hig

May 30, 2016
Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery by Griffin, H. Terrell, author.

Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery

Matt Royal returns to the courtroom to defend his friend Abby Lester, who has been charged with murder, and must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney while searching for the real killer.

May 30, 2016
The bachelor girl's guide to murder by McMillan, Rachel, 1981-

The bachelor girl's guide to murder

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city's underbelly. While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well

May 30, 2016
Killers by Carr, Howie, author.

Killers

"Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen thems

May 30, 2016
A gilded grave by Freydont, Shelley.

A gilded grave

1895. At the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. When a young made is found dead on the nearby cliffs, suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town's most prestigious families. Deanna knows Joe may be a cad, but she knows he isn't a killer. Together they must navigate a

May 30, 2016
Death of a siren by Schaill, William S., 1944-

Death of a siren

A fugitive New York City cop is on the run from both the law and the mafia after killing a local thug. Trying to make his escape in a boat he stole from his uncle, castaway Fred Freiman, a German American, comes ashore on the islands and stumbles upon the body of a beautiful, enigmatic German baroness with a hatchet in her head.

May 30, 2016
Among the wicked - a Kate Burkholder novel by Castillo, Linda, author.

Among the wicked - a Kate Burkholder novel

"Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an u

May 30, 2016
The art of murder - a dead-end job mystery by Viets, Elaine, 1950- author.

The art of murder - a dead-end job mystery

"From the national bestselling author of Checked Out, PI Helen Hawthorne must pose as a painter at Fort Lauderdale's famous Bonnet House Museum to catch an artful killer.... STILL LIFE The art world is a happening place--but a brush with death shouldn't be in the picture. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, they observe a painting class and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later se

May 30, 2016
Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery by Dalton, Annie, author.

Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery

Shortly before Christmas, Professor James Lowell is found brutally attacked in his rooms at Walsingham College, where Anna Hopkins works as an administrator. Baffled as to why anyone would wish to harm such a gentle, scholarly man, Anna discovers that Lowell had a connection with her fellow dogwalker, Isadora Salzman, who knew him as an undergraduate in the 1960s, a co-member of the so-called Oxford Six. It turns out that Isadora has been keeping a surprising secret all these years. But someone

May 30, 2016
Chenoo - a novel by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.

Chenoo - a novel

"Jacob Neptune, a wise-cracking, two-fisted Penacook private investigator with a checkered past, lives in upstate New York--four hundred miles from his tribal community on Abenaki Island. Then one night the phone rings. "We. got. trouble," Neptune's cousin Dennis says from the other end. And trouble is where it all starts in this brilliant, often hilarious novel by acclaimed Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac. Attacked by bikers before he can even board his plane, Neptune--"Podjo" to his friend

May 30, 2016
After the fire - a mystery by Casey, Jane (Jane E.), author.

After the fire - a mystery

"London police detective Maeve Kerrigan has spent plenty of time at Murchison House. One of the many cement high-rise towers comprising the Maudling Estate housing project, Murchison Tower is home to a motley mix of society. From domestic abuse victims and elderly widows with nowhere else to turn to its flourishing criminal elements, Maeve is familiar with many of its occupants by name or reputation. But when a fire breaks out at Murchison House that consumes the top floors and leaves three dead

May 30, 2016
Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Hinton, Lynne, author.

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

"When Sister Eve returns to the monastery, the last thing she expects there is murder. After solving several mysteries with her father at the Divine Private Detective Agency, Sister Eve finds herself torn between her calling as a nun and the thrill that comes with detecting. She knows she's been using her father's health as an excuse to extend her leave of absence from the monastery, but that excuse is running thin. She prays that a return visit to the monastery for a conference on the Blue Nun

May 30, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy

May 30, 2016
Another one goes tonight - a Peter Diamond investigation by Lovesey, Peter, author.

Another one goes tonight - a Peter Diamond investigation

"Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call: a suspicious nude person has been spotted in the wee hours of the morning. En route to the call, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops instantly and leaving the other in critical condition. Whenever a police car is involved in an accident, the matter must be taken very seriously. Inspector Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperate

May 30, 2016
Danger Woman by Ramsay, Frederick

Danger Woman

May 30, 2016
Classic at Bay by Myers, Amy

Classic at Bay

May 30, 2016
The singer from Memphis by Corby, Gary.

The singer from Memphis

"A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus! Nicolaos, the only private investigator in ancient Athens, discovers that helping an author with his book research can be very dangerous. The would-be author Herodotus has hired Nico and his priestess wife, Diotima, to accompany him to Egypt to research that ancient country's history. Unfortunately, Egypt happens to be in the throes of a rebellion against the P

May 30, 2016
Quarry's deal by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Quarry's deal

"Behind the doors of an illegal casino, will Quarry find Lady Luck or a lady killer? As part of his plan to target other hitmen, Quarry follows one from steamy Florida to the sober Midwest. But this killer isn't a man at all -- she's a sloe-eyed beauty, as dangerous in bed as she is deadly on the job. Has Quarry finally met his match?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 30, 2016
A tiger's tale by Morrigan, Laura, author.

A tiger's tale

May 30, 2016
The snowfly by Heywood, Joseph.

The snowfly

May 30, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein

May 30, 2016
Pot thief who studied D. H. Lawrence by Orenduff, J. Michael

Pot thief who studied D. H. Lawrence

May 30, 2016
Dangerous minds - a Claire Roget mystery by Masters, Priscilla, author.

Dangerous minds - a Claire Roget mystery

When she receives a wedding invitation from one of her former patients, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is more than a little alarmed. Highly intelligent and manipulative, Jerome Barclay suffers from a severe personality disorder. Although she has never been able to prove it, Claire believes him to be highly dangerous, responsible for at least three suspicious deaths -- and she fears for the safety of his new bride. What's more, Jerome seems to know rather too much about Claire's personal

May 30, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid

May 30, 2016
Dark side by Duffy, Margaret, author.

Dark side

When their friend, Detective Chief Inspector Carrick, becomes the prime suspect in a murder, Ingrid and Patrick take up the case to try to prove his innocence.

May 30, 2016
Deep Six by Lyle, D. P.

Deep Six

May 30, 2016
The far empty by Scott, J. Todd, author.

The far empty

Chris Cherry, a newly minted sheriff's deputy in a small Texas border town, and seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross form an unlikely partnership as they investigate growing suspicions about the disappearance of Caleb's mother.

May 30, 2016
Destiny's pawn - a Peyton Cote novel by Keeley, D. A., 1970- author.

Destiny's pawn - a Peyton Cote novel

May 30, 2016
A Few Right Thinking Men - A Rick Van Lam Mystery by Gentill, Sulari

A Few Right Thinking Men - A Rick Van Lam Mystery

May 30, 2016
Faux pas by Esposito, Shannon, author.

Faux pas

When one of her clients winds up dead and her friend's husband is the prime suspect, doggie-yoga instructor Elle, accompanied by sexy PI Devon, is pulled into the investigation.

May 30, 2016
The graveyard of the Hesperides by Davis, Lindsey, author.

The graveyard of the Hesperides

"In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar

May 30, 2016
A golden cage / A Newport Gilded Age Mystery by Freydont, Shelley, author.

A golden cage / A Newport Gilded Age Mystery

"At the close of the nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, is the queen of Gilded Age resorts. It is a place of privilege, glamour, and secrets, and in the midst of this splendor, headstrong young heiress Deanna Randolph makes her debut into society. With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal--or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more

May 30, 2016
The Girl on the Best Seller List by Packer, Vin

The Girl on the Best Seller List

May 30, 2016
The final tap by Flower, Amanda, author.

The final tap

May 30, 2016
High Jinx by Esposito, Shannon

High Jinx

May 30, 2016
Hard knocks by Carr, Howie.

Hard knocks

After the murder of a client, former Boston cop-turned-private investigator Jack Reilly is compelled to sift through decades of corruption to discover who is trying to kill him.

May 30, 2016
The Innocents by Atkins, Ace

The Innocents

May 30, 2016
The Ides of June by Rowe, Rosemary

The Ides of June

May 30, 2016
No Good to Cry by Lanh, Andrew

No Good to Cry

May 30, 2016
Murder.com by Murphy, Haughton

Murder.com

May 30, 2016
Murder under the covered bridge by Perona, Elizabeth, author.

Murder under the covered bridge

May 30, 2016
Midnight crossing - a mystery by Fields, Tricia, author.

Midnight crossing - a mystery

"Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she's heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed. Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, the small town of Artemis has become a way station for the coyotes who ferry immigrants across the Rio Grande. But they

May 30, 2016
Killer cocktail by Kiely, Tracy, author.

Killer cocktail

Walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards with a bow-tied Bullmastiff draws Nic and Nigel Martini plenty of attention from the press. But that's nothing compared to the attention they receive at the A-list after party, when Hollywood royalty learn they've discovered behind-the-scenes footage from an acclaimed film that left one of its stars dead. Returning home after the party, Nic and Nigel find their house in shambles and their employee DeDee Evans beaten within an inch of her life. And whe

May 30, 2016
Murder under the oaks - Bouchercon Anthology 2015 by

Murder under the oaks - Bouchercon Anthology 2015

MWA Grand Master Margaret Maron, Edgar Award winner Tom Franklin, and New York Times bestselling novelist Ron Rash headline a new anthology of 21 tales spanning from traditional detective stories to comic capers to darkest noir and more - something for all tastes. Murder Under the Oaks is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, held in 2015 in Raleigh North Carolina - the City of Oaks. As with the convention itself, the anthology spreads a broad canopy across a wi

May 30, 2016
Murder in Morningside Heights - a gaslight mystery by Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.)

Murder in Morningside Heights - a gaslight mystery

"Former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning. After spending his first few weeks as a private detective by investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand. Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents' pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women's college in Morningside Heights, she took a job there as an instructor. She also joined th

May 30, 2016