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Zen attitude by Massey, Sujata.

Zen attitude

"Life in modern Tokyo is a blast for Rei Shimura, a young Japanese-American woman who enjoys busy days as an antiques dealer and steamy nights with a devoted new boyfriend. But things come to a standstill when Rei overpays ofr a rare old chest of drawers for a wealthy client, the owner of a famous Zen temple in Kamakura. The exquisite tansu turns out to be a fake: the worst deal Rei has ever made. When the temple family turns on Rei--and the con man who sold the tansu is murdered--she realizes s

Dec 25, 2014
You know who killed me by Estleman, Loren D., author.

You know who killed me

First a rich young wife is missing, then bodies start showing up. Amos Walker's up to his neck in dames, drugs...and murder, again Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless. The missing woman has left a handwritten note that said, "Don't look for me." Any P.I. would take that as a challenge, especially when he found out that she'd left the same message once before, when having an illicit affair. But this time it's different. The trail leads Walker to a

Dec 25, 2014
Wrongful death by La Plante, Lynda.

Wrongful death

"London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie, duty to the job or personal ambition, in this masterful tale of suspense from the award-winning, international bestselling author of the Prime Suspect series--one of today's finest crime writers, alongside such talents as Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, Kate Atkinson, and Ian Rankin.Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a youn

Dec 25, 2014
Wish you were here by Brown, Rita Mae.

Wish you were here

Feline sleuth Mrs. Murphy and her cohort Tee Tucker, a Welsh corgi, do what they can to help their human friend, postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, investigate when she makes a connection between the mail and a series of murders in Crozet, Virginia.

Dec 20, 2014
Winter at the door - a novel by Graves, Sarah, 1951-

Winter at the door - a novel

When Lizzie Snow takes over as Eastport's police chief, she finds herself being stalked by someone from her past.

Dec 25, 2014
Will Starling by Weir, Ian

Will Starling

Dec 25, 2014
Where the Bones Are Buried - A Dinah Pellerin Mystery by Matthews, Jeanne

Where the Bones Are Buried - A Dinah Pellerin Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
When the sacred ginmill closes - a Matthew Scudder crime novel by Block, Lawrence.

When the sacred ginmill closes - a Matthew Scudder crime novel

Dec 25, 2014
Whack job by Lynn, Kendel

Whack job

Dec 25, 2014
Venus in copper- a Marcus Didius Falco mystery by Davis, Lindsey

Venus in copper- a Marcus Didius Falco mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Two parts bloody murder by Danna, Jen J.

Two parts bloody murder

Dec 25, 2014
Twisted innocence by Blackstock, Terri, 1957-

Twisted innocence

"Holly Cramer's past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.Though Holly's stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily's father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he's a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.Determine

Dec 25, 2014
Three may keep a secret by Van Kirk, Susan, 1946-

Three may keep a secret

Dec 25, 2014
The wolf and the lamb / A Jerusalem Mystery by Ramsay, Frederick, author.

The wolf and the lamb / A Jerusalem Mystery

When Pontius Pilate is accused of murder, Gamaliel, chief rabbi of the Sanhedrin, and his physician friend, Loukas, investigate to discover who the real killer is.

Dec 25, 2014
The wolf and the lamb / A Jerusalem Mystery by Ramsay, Frederick, author.

The wolf and the lamb / A Jerusalem Mystery

When Pontius Pilate is accused of murder, Gamaliel, chief rabbi of the Sanhedrin, and his physician friend, Loukas, investigate to discover who the real killer is.

Dec 25, 2014
The witch hunter's tale - a midwife mystery by Thomas, Samuel S.

The witch hunter's tale - a midwife mystery

"Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget--accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson--finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trial

Dec 25, 2014
The unquiet dead by Khan, Ausma Zehanat.

The unquiet dead

"Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death--whichlooks like an accident--doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, a

Dec 25, 2014
The Trojan colt - an Eli Paxton mystery by Resnick, Michael D.

The Trojan colt - an Eli Paxton mystery

Hired to guard a high-priced yearling of "Trojan," a recently retired classic winner in Lexington, Kentucky, Eli Paxton is only days into the job when the yearling's young groom goes missing-- and he's not the first staff member to go missing at the breeding farm. As Paxton investigates, he becomes a target himself when a secret threatens to derail the world of professional horse racing.

Dec 25, 2014
The Tomb in Turkey - A Fethering Mystery by Brett, Simon

The Tomb in Turkey - A Fethering Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
The Soul of Discretion - A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery by Hill, Susan

The Soul of Discretion - A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
The skeleton road by McDermid, Val, author.

The skeleton road

"In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse

Dec 25, 2014
The Sirena Quest by Kahn, Michael A.

The Sirena Quest

Dec 25, 2014
The sins of the fathers - the first Matthew Scudder novel by Block, Lawrence.

The sins of the fathers - the first Matthew Scudder novel

Dec 25, 2014
The puppeteer by Williams, Timothy, author.

The puppeteer

"Northern Italy, 1982: Inspector Piero Trotti is breakfasting at a cafe when gunmen drive up and shoot the man sitting at the next table. Was Trotti their actual target? He can't be sure. The case falls under the jurisdiction of the local Carabinieri and their detective branch, the Nucleo Investigativo, but Trotti decides to make his own inquiries. The Puppeteer is the follow-up to CWA Dagger-winner Timothy Williams's dazzling crime fiction debut, Converging Parallels. This tautly written novel

Dec 25, 2014
The plot against hip hop - a novel by George, Nelson.

The plot against hip hop - a novel

In a novel set in the hip hop world, bodyguard and security expert D Hunter reluctantly investigates the murder of his mentor, respected music critic Dwayne Robinson, whose killing has been dismissed by the NYPD as a gang initiation.

Dec 25, 2014
The Lost Treasures of R&B by George, Nelson

The Lost Treasures of R&B

Dec 25, 2014
The Long and Faraway Gone by Berney, Lou

The Long and Faraway Gone

Dec 25, 2014
The last coyote by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.

The last coyote

Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered, and no one has ever been accused of the crime. With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the thirty-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided

Dec 25, 2014
The Kings of London by Shaw, William

The Kings of London

Dec 25, 2014
The iris fan by Rowland, Laura Joh, author.

The iris fan

"Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro¯ has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Ienobu has left him bewildered and wary. Yet Sano's dedication to the way of the warrior--the samurai code of honor--is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place"--

Dec 25, 2014
The ice queen - a novel by Neuhaus, Nele.

The ice queen - a novel

Dec 25, 2014
The honest folk of Guadeloupe by Williams, Timothy.

The honest folk of Guadeloupe

"April 1990: French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud has been living and working in the French Caribbean departement of Guadeloupe for more than a decade, but her days are still full of surprises--for example,the fact that every witness Anne Marie interviews grills her about when she's going to get remarried. She is only just starting to investigate the increasingly suspicious suicide of a high-profile environmental activist and media personality when she is pulled off the case. Is it because s

Dec 25, 2014
The Hangman's Song by Oswald, James

The Hangman's Song

Dec 25, 2014
The Grimswell curse by Siciliano, Sam, 1947- author.

The Grimswell curse

Dec 20, 2014
The ghost and Mrs. Mewer by Davis, Krista, author.

The ghost and Mrs. Mewer

Sugar Maple Inn owner Holly Miller investigates when the TV show Apparition Apprehenders descends on Wagtail's annual Halloween festivities and their investigation of supernatural local legends leads to murder.

Dec 25, 2014
The forgotten girls by Blædel, Sara.

The forgotten girls

Dec 25, 2014
The firebird's feather by Eccles, Marjorie, author.

The firebird's feather

After her mother's murder, Kitty Challoner investigates to find out the truth about her death, uncovering dangerous family secrets.

Dec 25, 2014
The Fateful Day by Rowe, Rosemary

The Fateful Day

Dec 25, 2014
The devil's promise by Davies, David Stuart, 1946- author.

The devil's promise

Dec 25, 2014
The Devil in music by Ross, Kate.

The Devil in music

Dec 25, 2014
The devil in Montmartre - a mystery in fin-de-siecle Paris by Inbinder, Gary.

The devil in Montmartre - a mystery in fin-de-siecle Paris

Inspector Achille Lefebvre delves deep into the underworld of 1889 Paris to investigate the murder of a popular dancer at the Moulin Rouge amidst fears that Jack the Ripper has crossed the English Channel.

Dec 25, 2014
The Curse of the House of Foskett by Kasasian, M. R. C.

The Curse of the House of Foskett

Dec 25, 2014
The corpse with the platinum hair by Ace, Cathy, 1960- author.

The corpse with the platinum hair

With birthday celebrations in the cards, Cait Morgan and her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson, travel to Las Vegas. As they are about to finish dinner in the casino owners' exclusive private dining room, Miss Shirley, a woman acknowledged as Queen of The Strip, is murdered. Security locks down the room. Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped in the luxurious restaurant for twelve deadly hours. The bodies pile up, the tension mounts, the list of suspects dwindles--

Dec 25, 2014
The corpse with the emerald thumb by Ace, Cathy, 1960- author.

The corpse with the emerald thumb

A dream vacation at a Mexican beach resort swiftly dissolves into a nightmare for criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan when her significant other, Bud Anderson, is wrongly arrested for the murder of the local florist, a gifted plantswoman. With Bud's freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small Mexican community might have killed the respected florist, and why. Investigating under the watchful gaze of the local police, Cait has to

Dec 25, 2014
The Cornish coast murder by Bude, John, 1901-1957, author.

The Cornish coast murder

"Never, even in his most optimistic moments, had he visualised a scene of this nature--himself in one arm-chair, a police officer in another, and between them . . . a mystery." So thinks the Reverend Dodd--vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen and a reader of detective novels--when an actual mystery unexpectedly lands on his doorstep in The Cornish Coast Murder. Julius Tregarthan, a secretive and ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen, shot through the head--and the

Dec 25, 2014
The chihuahua always sniffs twice by Curtis, Waverly, author.

The chihuahua always sniffs twice

When someone tries to poison wealthy widow Lucille Carpenter's pampered pooches, aspiring P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe, must sniff out the culprit and keep him or her on a tight leash.

Dec 25, 2014
The cat, the devil, the last escape - a novel by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.

The cat, the devil, the last escape - a novel

"A ghost cat, the Devil, a deceitful criminal, a father framed for murder, and a vulnerable young girl combine in this magical tale from the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of the Joe Grey feline mysteries, Shirley Rousseau Murphy, and her husband Pat J.J. Murphy. The Devil has been up to no good. Brad Falon, one of Satan's longtime puppets, orchestrated a deadly robbery and set up his old friend Morgan Blake to take the fall. Now, Morgan has been sentenced to life in prison, and hi

Dec 25, 2014
The carrier by Hannah, Sophie, 1971-

The carrier

" The latest in Sophie Hannah's internationally bestselling Zailer & Waterhouse series, named by The Sunday Times as one of the 50 Best Thrillers of the Last Five Years When Gaby's plane is delayed, she's forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: Lauren, who is terrified of her. But why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won't explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innocent man going to prison for murder. Gaby soon suspects that Lauren's presence on her flight is

Dec 25, 2014
The Burning Gates - A Makana Investigation by Bilal, Parker

The Burning Gates - A Makana Investigation

Dec 25, 2014
The burglar who thought he was Bogart by Block, Lawrence.

The burglar who thought he was Bogart

While robbing an apartment, Bernie Rhodenbarr, the New York bookseller and burglar, stumbles on the trail of a treasure belonging to the deposed monarch of an Eastern European country. Problem is, others are after it too.

Dec 25, 2014
The boy who followed Ripley by Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.

The boy who followed Ripley

Dec 25, 2014
The Book of Fires by Doherty, Paul

The Book of Fires

Dec 25, 2014
The body snatchers affair / A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Muller, Marcia, author.

The body snatchers affair / A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery

Conducting a dual investigation in the opium dens of Chinatown, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon search for missing millionaires against a backdrop of a brewing Tong war.

Dec 25, 2014
The blue journal - a Detective Anthony Walker novel by Graham, L. T., 1950-

The blue journal - a Detective Anthony Walker novel

"When one of Randi Conway's psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Lieutenant Anthony Walker. Formerly a New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent community in FairfieldCounty, Connecticut. He lives among the privileged gentry, where he understands that appearances are often far removed from reality. This certainly proves to be true in the death of Elizabeth Knoebel, when Walker discovers that she had been keepi

Dec 25, 2014
The bishop's wife by Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-

The bishop's wife

"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her

Dec 25, 2014
The bishop's wife by Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-

The bishop's wife

"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well as a grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and h

Dec 21, 2014
The beige man by Tursten, Helene, 1954-

The beige man

"Goteborg, Sweden: A high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. When they finally recover the abandoned vehicle, search dogs are unable to trace the thieves, but they do uncover an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar. As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover a disturbing connection. The man whose car

Dec 25, 2014
The accidental alchemist by Pandian, Gigi, 1975-

The accidental alchemist

Dec 25, 2014
The abbot's agreement - the seventh chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon by Starr, Melvin R., author.

The abbot's agreement - the seventh chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon

Dec 25, 2014
Tahoe Ghost Boat by Borg, Todd

Tahoe Ghost Boat

Dec 25, 2014
Tagged for death by Harris, Sherry (Mystery writer), author.

Tagged for death

"Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career. One man's junk is another man's treasure. After returning from a particularly successful day sear

Dec 25, 2014
Suspicion at seven by Purser, Ann, author.

Suspicion at seven

"Lois Meade has done enough buffing and polishing over the years with her cleaning business, New Brooms, to know that all that glitters is not gold. So when a bag of costume jewellery is the main clue in a murder, she has a strong suspicion that appearances may be deceiving... After a woman is discovered in the Mill House Hotel, strangled with a silver necklace beside a bag filled with faux silver, gold and pearls, costume jewelry dealer Michael Black seems like the obvious suspect. But Lois kno

Dec 25, 2014
Star Fall - A Bill Slider British Police Procedural by Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia

Star Fall - A Bill Slider British Police Procedural

Dec 25, 2014
Spouses & other crimes - short stories by Coburn, Andrew, author.

Spouses & other crimes - short stories

Rendered with Edgar-nominated author Andrew Coburn's signature style of chilly elegance, here are eleven stories that touch us with the headiness of an American saga. In the genre-defying territory of his bestselling novels these are the lyrical and beautiful struggles of small-town characters playing out the equations of their lives in this, Coburn's first ever collection of short fiction.

Dec 20, 2014
Spell booked by Lavene, Joyce.

Spell booked

To pass on their cherished spellbook, Molly, Elsie and Olivia must recruit and train three new witches, but when Olivia is murdered and the spellbook is stolen, Molly and Elsie must call upon all of their powers to stop a dangerous young witch.

Dec 25, 2014
Soul of the fire by Pattison, Eliot, author.

Soul of the fire

"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commis

Dec 25, 2014
Soul circus- a Derek Strange novel by Pelecanos, George P.

Soul circus- a Derek Strange novel

Dec 25, 2014
Someone to watch over me - a thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Someone to watch over me - a thriller

Dec 25, 2014
Sister Eve, private eye by Hinton, J. Lynne, author.

Sister Eve, private eye

"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest

Dec 25, 2014
Silence the Dead by Fredrickson, Jack

Silence the Dead

Dec 25, 2014
Show me the gold by Mulford, Carolyn.

Show me the gold

Dec 25, 2014
She's leaving home by Shaw, William, 1959-

She's leaving home

"London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio. The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job. Breen is of the

Dec 25, 2014
Shadow of the Raven by Harris, Tessa

Shadow of the Raven

Dec 25, 2014
Scorched eggs by Childs, Laura.

Scorched eggs

When their longtime friend at County services, Hannah Venable, dies in a fire, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni, vowing to find the arsonist, investigate a possible connection with the nearby Prairie Star Casino.

Dec 25, 2014
Satan's Lullaby - A Medieval Mystery by Royal, Priscilla

Satan's Lullaby - A Medieval Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Running with wild blood by Finger, Gerrie Ferris.

Running with wild blood

Dec 25, 2014
River of no return - a Jake Trent novel by Bertsch, David Riley.

River of no return - a Jake Trent novel

"A Wyoming fishing guide must return to his investigative roots to find his best friend's girlfriend in the second book in this thrilling series that "fans of C.J. Box and Nevada Barr will relish" (Library Journal). High season is coming to an end, and fishing guide Jake Trent suddenly has some time on his hands. As the ex-lawyer ponders rekindling his romance with park ranger Noelle Kimpton, a surprise call from a long-lost love lights up his phone. It's been years since law school graduation

Dec 25, 2014
Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery by Hall, Parnell.

Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery

"It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate is a routine liquor store robbery. So when attorney friend Becky Baldwin ask her to check out whether Brittney Wells' philandering husband is planning to kill her to collect on a million dollar, double indemnity insurance policy, Cora jumps at the chance. Cora has no problem tracking hubby to his l

Dec 25, 2014
Plain Killing by Miller, Emma

Plain Killing

Dec 25, 2014
Plague Land - A Murder Mystery by Sykes, S. D.

Plague Land - A Murder Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Perfect sins by Bannister, Jo.

Perfect sins

"Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken--and probably killed--by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive--until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel

Dec 25, 2014
Paying the ferryman - a Naomi Blake novel by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

Paying the ferryman - a Naomi Blake novel

When Victor Griffin, who seems to be one of the good guys, is murdered, Naomi and Alec investigate, discovering ties to events that happened before the accident that blinded Naomi.

Dec 25, 2014
Paw and order by Kelly, Diane, author.

Paw and order

Dec 25, 2014
Palm Beach nasty by Turner, Tom, 1953-

Palm Beach nasty

Dec 25, 2014
Once upon a grind by Coyle, Cleo.

Once upon a grind

"When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets... Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for

Dec 25, 2014
Obsession in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- author.

Obsession in death

Police lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who is killing innocent people to prove his devotion.

Dec 25, 2014
Nothing but lies by Stacey, Lyndon, author.

Nothing but lies

When an ex-colleague asks Daniel Whelan to keep an eye on his fiance´e Tami, whom he fears may be in danger, Daniel and his faithful dog Taz discover that there's more to this case than meets the eye.

Dec 25, 2014
None So Blind - An Inspector Green Mystery by Fradkin, Barbara

None So Blind - An Inspector Green Mystery

Dec 19, 2014
No Ghouls Allowed - A Ghost Hunter Mystery by Laurie, Victoria

No Ghouls Allowed - A Ghost Hunter Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Nightmare in Burgundy - a winemaker detective mystery by Alaux, Jean-Pierre, 1955-

Nightmare in Burgundy - a winemaker detective mystery

After Treachery in Bordeaux, and Grand Cru Heist, Benjamin Cooker, our Winemaker Detective leaves his native Bordeaux to go to Burgundy for a dream wine tasting trip to France's other key wine-making region. Between Beaune, Dijon and Nuits-Saint-Georges, it turns into a troubling nightmare when he stumbles upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era. What do they mean? What dark secrets from the deep past are haunting the Clos de Vougeot? Does blood need to be shed to sharpen peopl

Dec 25, 2014
Nantucket Five-spot - A Henry Kennis Mystery by Axelrod, Steven

Nantucket Five-spot - A Henry Kennis Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Mystery of the dinner playhouse by Befeler, Mike.

Mystery of the dinner playhouse

Dec 25, 2014
Murder, served simply by Alan, Isabella, author.

Murder, served simply

Angie's parents are visiting Rolling Brook for Christmas--but unfortunately, her ex is joining them. Luckily, Angie has no time to dwell on her romantic troubles as she prepares her store, Running Stitch, for the town's traditional progressive dinner, featuring a sleigh ride stopping at each shop for a different course of the meal. The meal ends with an Amish-themed Christmas play at the Swiss Valley Hotel and Barn. But the performance is cut short when an actress falls from the scaffolding to h

Dec 25, 2014
Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles by Herbert, A. L.

Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles

Dec 25, 2014
Murder tightly knit by Chapman, Vannetta.

Murder tightly knit

"When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths

Dec 25, 2014
Murder by gravity - the coffin quilt by Graham, Barbara, 1948-

Murder by gravity - the coffin quilt

Dec 25, 2014
Murder at the chase - a Langham and Dupré mystery by Brown, Eric, 1960- author.

Murder at the chase - a Langham and Dupré mystery

Crime writer Donald Langham investigates a missing person case where a biographer of a Satanist disappeared from inside his locked study.

Dec 25, 2014
Murder at the book group by King, Maggie, 1950-

Murder at the book group

When her friend and fellow murder mystery book group member Carlene drops dead after drinking cyanide-spiked tea, Hazel Rose investigates Carlene's past, which she took great pains to hide, in search of a motive for murder.

Dec 25, 2014
Mr. monk and the new lieutenant by Conrad, Hy.

Mr. monk and the new lieutenant

"An all-new story starring Adrian Monk by Edgar Award-nominated Monk screenwriter and coexecutive producer Hy Conrad. It's compulsive, page-turning fun. Monk and Natalie have finally settled into a new office routine. Now they just need to work things out with their neighbors-a print shop run by hippies whose music leaks through the walls, driving Monk nuts. But the detectives soon have a more serious conflict to deal with: Captain Stottlemeyer's new lieutenant, A.J. Cartledge-a man of limited

Dec 25, 2014
Motive by Kellerman, Jonathan.

Motive

"A much loved woman's dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. Turns out her devoted boyfriend has an alibi and, with few clues leading to a suspect, LAPD's Lieutenant Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help. Then another woman's shot execution style; three bullets in the back of her head leave her husband with a profitable business. He's got an alibi too. As the body count builds, A

Dec 25, 2014
Moriarty - a novel by Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author.

Moriarty - a novel

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall that claimed the lives of Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, must track down a sinister figure who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.

Dec 25, 2014
Moment of truth by Scottoline, Lisa.

Moment of truth

Attorney Jack Newlin comes home one evening to find his wife, Honor, dead on the floor of their elegant dining room. Convinced that he knows who killed her--and determined to hide the truth--Jack decides to make it look as though he did it. Staging the crime scene so that the evidence incriminates him, he then calls the police. And to hammer the final nail in his own coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio, employed at the hot P

Dec 20, 2014
Memory of Flames by Cabasson, Armand.

Memory of Flames

March 1814. With the allied armies of Russia, Austria and Prussia advancing, Paris is in real danger of falling to occupying forces for the first time in 400 years. But at a moment when all efforts should be directed towards the defense of the city, Joseph Bonaparte is concerned with the murder of a retired colonel, and orders Major Quentin Margont to conduct a secret investigation into his death.

Dec 25, 2014
Meet your baker by Alexander, Ellie, author.

Meet your baker

Dec 25, 2014
Lost light - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956-

Lost light - a novel

Retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch peruses old files and becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of a Hollywood production assistant and an unsolved armor car robbery.

Dec 20, 2014
Lethal Beauty by Wiehl, Lis W./ Henry, April (CON)

Lethal Beauty

Dec 25, 2014
Land of careful shadows by Chazin, Suzanne, author.

Land of careful shadows

Latino homicide detective Jimmy Vega must investigate the ethnically charged murder of a Hispanic woman found fifty miles north of New York City, as well as locate the baby pictured in a photograph found on the dead woman.

Dec 25, 2014
Lamentation by Sansom, C. J.

Lamentation

Dec 25, 2014
Kill 'em with cayenne by Oust, Gail, 1943- author.

Kill 'em with cayenne

"Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the [town's] week-long [barbeque] festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries. The women have been arch enemies ever since Buzz Oliver dumped Maybelle after a thirteen-year courtship and started seeing Becca. When Becca's body is found near one of the festival booths, bludgeoned by a brisket, Maybelle becomes one of Chief Wyatt Mc

Dec 25, 2014
Keeper of the castle by Blackwell, Juliet, author.

Keeper of the castle

While helping her boyfriend, Graham, who is managing the stone-by-stone reconstruction of an ancient Scottish building, uncover any paranormal activity, contractor Mel Turner investigates when she finds a dead body.

Dec 25, 2014
Irène by Lemaître, Pierre, 1951- author.

Irène

Draws on five contemporary and classic literary murder scenes in a prequel to "Alex" that finds Camille Verhoeven linking a brutal double murder to a cold case before his pregnant wife is abducted by the killer.

Dec 25, 2014
Inspector specter by Copperman, E. J., 1957- author.

Inspector specter

Detective Lieutenant Anita McElone is one of Harbor Haven's finest. She's also a hard-boiled ghost skeptic. So when she shows up on the doorstep of Alison Kerby's Haunted Guesthouse to ask for supernatural help in solving the murder of her former partner, it's hard to tell which woman is more flabbergasted. But McElone is dead serious, so Alison promises to help in any way she can--even asking her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie, for help with the case. As Paul's spirit source reveals some troub

Dec 25, 2014
In the Woods by Jones, Merry Bloch

In the Woods

Dec 25, 2014
In Hot Water by Cook, J. J.

In Hot Water

Dec 25, 2014
If you've got it, haunt it by Pressey, Rose, author.

If you've got it, haunt it

"Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion--and a murder mystery to solve! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her--offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her. As the persist

Dec 25, 2014
Hush Hush by Lippman, Laura

Hush Hush

Dec 25, 2014
Heart trouble - a Callahan Garrity mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Heart trouble - a Callahan Garrity mystery

The city of Atlanta is stunned by the case of Whitney Dobbs, the boozy ex-wife of a doctor who runs over a little girl and gets off with community service. When she is killed, police say it was an accident, but cleaning lady Callahan Garrity thinks otherwise.

Dec 25, 2014
Happy never after by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Happy never after

Lady PI Callahan Garrity of Atlanta is hired to find a singer for a group planning a comeback after their manager dropped them. Garrity finds the singer, gun in hand, next to the body of the manager. Only she's too drunk to have done it. By the author of Every Crooked Nanny.

Dec 25, 2014
Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints - A Brothers Grimm Mystery by Brackston, P. J.

Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints - A Brothers Grimm Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Grand cru heist by Alaux, Jean-Pierre, 1955- author.

Grand cru heist

In this gourmet journey in France, renowned wine critic Benjamin Cooker's world gets turned upside down one night in Paris. He retreats to the region around Tours to recover. Then, from the Loire Valley to Bordeaux, in between a glass of Vouvray and a bottle of Saint-E´milion, the Winemaker Detective and his assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and a very peculiar heist. Who stole those bottles of grand cru classe´?

Dec 25, 2014
Gods of gold by Nickson, Chris, author.

Gods of gold

Believing that an eight-year-old girl is missing, Detective Inspector Tom Harper sets out to find the child, but is drawn into the growing violence surrounding the gas workers strike.

Dec 25, 2014
Ghost in the Guacamole by Jaffarian, Sue Ann

Ghost in the Guacamole

Dec 25, 2014
Geared for the grave by Brown, Duffy, author.

Geared for the grave

Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it's up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again...

Dec 25, 2014
Forget you ever knew me by Dailey, Judy.

Forget you ever knew me

Dec 25, 2014
For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Allen, Beverly

For Whom the Bluebell Tolls

Dec 25, 2014
Five by Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-

Five

Every corpse is a clue. A woman is found murdered in a field. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters. Detective Beatrice Kaspary quickly identifies these as map co-ordinates, which lead the police to a 'treasure box' containing several severed body parts -- and a note from the killer with a series of cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim. So begins a desperate scavenger hunt in which Beatrice herself becomes a pawn in the killer's game of cat and mouse, a

Dec 25, 2014
February fever - a murder-by-month mystery by Lourey, Jess, 1970-

February fever - a murder-by-month mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Fatal feast by Ruud, Jay.

Fatal feast

Dec 25, 2014
Farewell to freedom by Blæel, Sara.

Farewell to freedom

Copenhagen's Detective Louise Rick investigates the grisly murder of a young woman and the discovery of an abandoned baby and uncovers ties to human trafficking.

Dec 25, 2014
Family plot - another John Pickett mystery by South, Sheri Cobb.

Family plot - another John Pickett mystery

Dec 25, 2014
False Impression - A Bea Abbot British Murder Mystery by Heley, Veronica

False Impression - A Bea Abbot British Murder Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Faces of the gone by Parks, Brad, 1974-

Faces of the gone

Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot. That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. The victims--an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy--came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another. The police, eager to calm jittery residents, leak a theory that the murders are revenge for a bar stickup. Determined to uncove

Dec 25, 2014
Evil of the Age by Levine, Allan

Evil of the Age

Dec 25, 2014
Every crooked nanny by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Every crooked nanny

"After ten years of cleaning up Atlanta's streets, former cop Callahan Garrity trades in her badge for a broom and buys herself a housekeeping business. She's on the job when her clients discover that their pretty nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared...along with jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Soon Callahan is involved with a job messier than any she's ever encountered while wearing an apron. Illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-dista

Dec 25, 2014
Even the wicked - a Matthew Scudder novel by Block, Lawrence.

Even the wicked - a Matthew Scudder novel

NYC ex-cop Matthew Scudder searches for a frighteningly efficient, vigilante serial killer who announces his specific murderous intentions to the media before carrying through on his threats.

Dec 25, 2014
Enter Pale Death by Cleverly, Barbara.

Enter Pale Death

"One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play--a misgiving he is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry. As Joe's investigation yields surprising

Dec 25, 2014
Dreamless by Brekke, Jørgen, 1968-

Dreamless

"A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in a forest, gruesomely murdered--her larynx cut out, and an antique music box placed carefully atop her body, playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar, but that no one can quite place. ChiefInspector Odd Singsaker, of the Trondheim Police Department, still recovering from brain surgery, is called in to investigate. Singsaker, now married to Felicia Stone, the American detective he met while tracking down a serial killer, fears the w

Dec 25, 2014
Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R.

Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

"It is a normal afternoon in Sussex when Russell and Holmes return home to find a peculiar addition to their garden: a beautiful stone that once occupied the Imperial gardens in Kyoto. The stone immediately recalls the spring of 1924, when, on their way back from India (The Game), Russell and Holmes agreed to perform a small but exceedingly dangerous job for the emperor of Japan. At the time, Russell encountered a young Japanese woman on board their ship who tutored the two foreigners about her

Dec 25, 2014
Drawing conclusions by Verne, Deirdre, 1965-

Drawing conclusions

Dec 25, 2014
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Fluke, Joanne

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Dec 25, 2014
Doctor Death - a novel by Kaaberbøl, Lene.

Doctor Death - a novel

"Centered around Madeline Karno, an ambitious young woman eager to shatter the confines of 1890s France, this novel is a gripping mystery that takes the reader on a captivating journey to find the cause behind a series of suspicious deaths" --

Dec 25, 2014
Disclosures by James, Bill, 1929- author.

Disclosures

When a local villain, with a past entwined with a London copper, is being targeted by a gunman, Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles take the case to protect him.

Dec 25, 2014
Die I will not - a John Chase mystery by Rizzolo, S. K., author.

Die I will not - a John Chase mystery

London, 1813. Unhappy wife and young mother Penelope Wolfe fears scandal for her family and worse. A Tory newspaper editor has been stabbed while writing a reply to the latest round of letters penned by "Collatinus." Twenty years before, her father, the radical Eustace Sandford, also wrote as Collatinus before he fled London just ahead of accusations of treason and murder--a mysterious beauty closely connected to Sandford and known only as N.D. had been brutally slain. Now the seditious new Coll

Dec 25, 2014
Deeper than the grave - a Tai Randolph mystery by Whittle, Tina, author.

Deeper than the grave - a Tai Randolph mystery

It's taken almost a year, but Tai Randolph has her new life together. She's running a semi-successful Atlanta gun shop catering to Civil War reenactors. Her lover, the sexy if security-obsessed Trey Seaver, is sorting out his challenges. There's not a single corpse on her horizon, and her previously haphazard existence is finally stable, secure ... and unsurprising. Then a tornado blows by a Kennesaw Mountain cemetery, scattering the skeletal remains of a Confederate hero. Assisting the bones re

Dec 25, 2014
Deeds of Darkness - A Homefront Detective Mystery by Marston, Edward

Deeds of Darkness - A Homefront Detective Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Death with all the trimmings by Burdette, Lucy, author.

Death with all the trimmings

Hayley has been assigned to interview Edel Waugh, chef-owner of Key West's hottest new restaurant. But off the record, Edel reveals that someone's been sabotaging her kitchen and she asks Hayley to investigate. Things heat up fast when the resaurant is set on fire-and a body is discovered in the carred wreckage. Is someone out to destroy the chef's business-or actually kill her? Amid Christmastime and holiday festivites like the lighted-boat parade and visiting relatives who stir up mixed emotio

Dec 25, 2014
Death of a Scholar by Gregory, Susanna

Death of a Scholar

Dec 25, 2014
Death of a liar by Beaton, M. C.

Death of a liar

"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she waslying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to

Dec 25, 2014
Death comes to London by Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author.

Death comes to London

When the Countess of Broughton is poisoned during the height of the London social season, Anna Harrington, the daughter of the rector of Kurland St Mary, is accused and her sister recruits an old friend, Major Robert Kurland, to find the real killer.

Dec 25, 2014
Death and the Cyprian Society by Christie, Pamela

Death and the Cyprian Society

Dec 25, 2014
Death & the redheaded woman - an Auction Block Mystery by Ross, Loretta, 1966-

Death & the redheaded woman - an Auction Block Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Deadly tasting by Alaux, Jean-Pierre, 1955- author.

Deadly tasting

A serial killer in Bordeaux leaves a wine-related tableaux as a calling card. The local police call in the winemaking detective, Benjamin Cooker, hoping he can help catch the killer.

Dec 25, 2014
Deadfall - A Ryan Moar Mystery by Hartley, Michael D.

Deadfall - A Ryan Moar Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
Dead to the World - An E. J. Pugh Mystery Set in the Texas Hills by Cooper, Susan Rogers

Dead to the World - An E. J. Pugh Mystery Set in the Texas Hills

Dec 25, 2014
Dead secret by Connor, Beverly

Dead secret

Dec 25, 2014
Dead red by O'Mara, Tim.

Dead red

"New York City school teacher Raymond Donne had no idea how bad his night was going to get when he picked up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray's help, and he needs it right now in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he has been driving since returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what's going on the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he div

Dec 25, 2014
Dead of Night by Collett, Chris

Dead of Night

Dec 25, 2014
Dead Letters by Lock, Joan

Dead Letters

Dec 25, 2014
Darned if you do by Ferris, Monica.

Darned if you do

"The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries have shown that when it comes to murder, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn't mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she'll need all her wits to dig a new friendout of a heap of trouble... After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota--including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch--

Dec 25, 2014
Crimson angel - a Benjamin January novel by Hambly, Barbara, author.

Crimson angel - a Benjamin January novel

When his brother-in-law is murdered while searching for a family treasure, Benjamin January is forced to travel to rebellion-torn Haiti of 1838.

Dec 25, 2014
Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

A used car salesman sells a Florida waitress a lemon and before she can return it, the car is stolen as part of an insurance scam. Eventually she finds the car with the salesman inside, dead. So begins a comic mystery featuring reporter Jeff Cantrell. By the author of Heart Trouble.

Dec 25, 2014
Corpse with the silver tongue by Ace, Cathy

Corpse with the silver tongue

Dec 25, 2014
Corpse with the golden nose by Ace, Cathy

Corpse with the golden nose

Dec 25, 2014
Converging parallels - a Commissario Trotti mystery by Williams, Timothy.

Converging parallels - a Commissario Trotti mystery

"Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. An unidentified, dismembered body has been found in the river, and it's up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. Meanwhile, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughter--Trotti's own goddaughter--has been kidnapped. In the wake of the high-profile February 1978 kidnapp

Dec 25, 2014
Condemned to Death - A Burren Mystery Set in Sixteenth-century Ireland by Harrison, Cora

Condemned to Death - A Burren Mystery Set in Sixteenth-century Ireland

Dec 25, 2014
Classic Cashes In - A Case for Jack Colby, Car Detective by Myers, Amy

Classic Cashes In - A Case for Jack Colby, Car Detective

Dec 25, 2014
Clandestine by Ellroy, James, 1948-

Clandestine

Ambitious rookie policeman Freddy Underhill attempts to advance his career by investigating the strangling of a woman and uncovers deadly secrets

Dec 25, 2014
City of brick and shadow by Wirkus, Tim, 1983-

City of brick and shadow

Already struggling to keep their tiny congregation afloat, two Mormon missionaries stationed in the dangerous Latin American neighborhood of Vila Barbosa suspect the worst when Marco Aurelio, a man they recently baptized, disappears from a crowded street market. When the neighborhood's corrupt police force shows no interest, Elder Toronto and Elder Schwartz decide to investigate Marco Aurelio's disappearance themselves. Breaking mission rule after mission rule, the elders doggedly pursue any clu

Dec 25, 2014
Caught dead - a Rick Van Lam mystery by Lanh, Andrew, author.

Caught dead - a Rick Van Lam mystery

"Mary Le Vu, wife of a poor grocery-store owner, is gunned down in a drive-by. Her twin sister insists dutiful Mary 'wouldn't be caught dead' in that drug-infested zone. The police rule it an unlucky accident. Skeptics hire private eye Rick Van Lam to get to the truth. Amerasian Rick--his father an unknown US soldier--is one of the Bui Doi, children of the dust, so often rejected by Vietnamese culture. But his young sidekick, Hank Nguyen, a pureblood Vietnamese, can help Rick navigate the closed

Dec 25, 2014
Cat on a cold tin roof - an Eli Paxton mystery by Resnick, Michael D.

Cat on a cold tin roof - an Eli Paxton mystery

Hard-luck gumshoe Eli Paxton is hired to find a missing cat--a very important cat, it turns out, because its collar is studded with diamonds worth a small fortune. What starts as a routine search of animal shelters soon becomes a perilous journey through a murky underworld. The woman who hired Paxton is the wealthy widow of a recently murdered financial adviser with an alias and mobster ties. Eli finds the cat, but not the collar. Eventually, he's forced to unravel an intricate plot involving a

Dec 25, 2014
Bryant & May and the bleeding heart - a peculiar crimes unit mystery by Fowler, Christopher.

Bryant & May and the bleeding heart - a peculiar crimes unit mystery

"A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Bryant and May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corrid

Dec 25, 2014
Broken angels by Masterton, Graham, author.

Broken angels

Someone is brutally killing Catholic priests. Revenge? Or something more sinister? Katie Maguire must get to the truth.

Dec 25, 2014
Bred to kill - a thriller by Thilliez, Franck.

Bred to kill - a thriller

Dec 25, 2014
Board Stiff by Lynn, Kendel

Board Stiff

Dec 25, 2014
Blue Avenue by Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.

Blue Avenue

Summoned by his old friend, homicide detective Daniel Turner, to identify the trussed-up, naked body of a woman, found wrapped in cellophane amongst a pile of garbage on Blue Avenue, a down-at-heel area of Jacksonville, Florida, businessman William Byrd or "BB" is in for a shock. He recognises the dead woman as Belinda Mabry, the girl with whom he spent an intense and passionate summer twenty-five years before. What's more, as Daniel informs him, she's the third victim to have met such a hideous

Dec 25, 2014
Blood rubies by Cleland, Jane K., author.

Blood rubies

"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Faberge Spring Egg snow globe, a magnificent example of the master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious eg

Dec 25, 2014
Blood of the south - an Aelf Fen mystery by Clare, Alys, author.

Blood of the south - an Aelf Fen mystery

Apprentice healer Lassair encounters a mysterious veiled noblewoman who brings unexpected peril, while in the south, Rollo, the man Lassair loves, find his life in danger while on a mission for King William when disaster strikes.

Dec 25, 2014
Blackmail, my love - a murder mystery by Gilmartin, Katie.

Blackmail, my love - a murder mystery

"Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community's nascent resistance to raids, graft, and brutality. Josie adopts Jimmy's trousers and wingtips as well as his investigation, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the mounting number of Queer corpses

Dec 25, 2014
Belfast noir by

Belfast noir

Lee Child, Eoin McNamee, and others explore the dark corners and alleyways of Belfast.

Dec 25, 2014
At death's window by Kelly, Jim, 1957- author.

At death's window

When a body is discovered beneath the waves off Scolt Head Island, the contents of the dead man's pockets lead Detective Inspector Peter Shaw to suspect an outbreak of 'samphire wars': a turf battle for control of the prized sea asparagus which sells for a small fortune along the affluent North Norfolk coast. Or does the killer merely want it to look that way? Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant George Valentine is investigating a series of break-ins targeted at wealthy second-home owners. And a letha

Dec 25, 2014
As chimney sweepers come to dust - a Flavia de Luce novel by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-

As chimney sweepers come to dust - a Flavia de Luce novel

"Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley"--

Dec 25, 2014
Arsenic and old books by James, Miranda.

Arsenic and old books

"In Athena, Mississippi, librarian Charlie Harris is known for his good nature--and for his Maine coon cat, Diesel, whom he walks on a leash. Charlie returned to his hometown to immerse himself in books, but taking the plunge into a recent acquisition will have him in over his head... Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long's

Dec 25, 2014
All the President's Menus by Hyzy, Julie

All the President's Menus

Dec 25, 2014
Aground on St. Thomas by Hale, Rebecca M.

Aground on St. Thomas

When the FBI seizes the island of St. Thomas, leaving tourists and locals stranded, agent Gabe "Friday" Stein must track down a missing governor and two senators wanted for corruption, while Senator Julia Sanchez, innocent of any crime, attempts to escape.

Dec 25, 2014
A woman unknown by Brody, Frances.

A woman unknown

"A winning combination of both intricate plotting and nostalgic post-WWI English country setting, A Woman Unknown will appeal to fans of both classic murder mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie as well as readers of historical mystery series set in 1920s England, two popular subgenres. The Woman Unknown: Deirdre Fitzpatrick is married to a man who wants to know where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother and calls on the expertise of Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth e

Dec 25, 2014
A ticket to the boneyard - a Matthew Scudder mystery by Block, Lawrence.

A ticket to the boneyard - a Matthew Scudder mystery

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Dec 25, 2014
A Teeny Taste of Scandal by West, Michael Lee

A Teeny Taste of Scandal

Dec 25, 2014
A stitch in crime by Elliott, Cathy, 1950-

A stitch in crime

Dec 25, 2014
A Seamless Murder - A Magical Dressmaking Mystery by Bourbon, Melissa

A Seamless Murder - A Magical Dressmaking Mystery

Dec 25, 2014
A Question of Death - An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Anthology by Greenwood, Kerry

A Question of Death - An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Anthology

Dec 25, 2014
A nip of murder - a moonshine mystery by Miller, Carol, 1972-

A nip of murder - a moonshine mystery

"As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef's knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appal

Dec 25, 2014
A necessary end by Gregson, J. M., author.

A necessary end

Alfred Norbury is a learned man. He is never afraid to display his erudition, but he is generous in his encouragement of younger people. The people who assemble around him to form a reading club are also learned. Some of them are simply well-read, whilst others have formal qualifications which rival those of Norbury. But learning is no protection against violence. Murder arrives suddenly, brutally and unexpectedly. The investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Percy Peach and Detective Serg

Dec 25, 2014
A murder of magpies by Flanders, Judith.

A murder of magpies

"A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how

Dec 25, 2014
A fine summer's day - an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery by Todd, Charles.

A fine summer's day - an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery

"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers on a trip to Ian Rutledge's past, with the story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackles before he goes off to fight in World War I"--

Dec 25, 2014
A broken vessel by Ross, Kate.

A broken vessel

Julian Kestrel joins with Sally, a prostitute, to find the murderer of a woman staying in a refuge for prostitutes in Regency London.

Dec 25, 2014