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Ghost Girl by Thomson, Lesley

Ghost Girl

Nov 22, 2015
Depraved heart - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.

Depraved heart - a Scarpetta novel

"Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter. That film clip and then others sent soon after raise dangerous

Nov 22, 2015
Murder by kindness - the gift quilt by Graham, Barbara, 1948-

Murder by kindness - the gift quilt

Nov 22, 2015
Murder Most Howl by Davis, Krista

Murder Most Howl

Nov 25, 2015
Target in the night by Piglia, Ricardo

Target in the night

Nov 25, 2015
Deceptive clarity by Elkins, Aaron

Deceptive clarity

Nov 25, 2015
The circle by Minier, Bernard, author.

The circle

"They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the house, his teacher lies dead. But he claims to remember nothing. June 2010. In the middle of a World Cup match, Martin Servaz receives a call from a long-lost lover. A few miles away in the town of Marsac, Classics professor Claire Diemar has been brutally murdered. As if that weren't disturbing enough, Servaz receives a cryptic e-mail indicating that Julian Hirtmann, the most twisted of all serial killers, is bac

Nov 26, 2015
Second skin by Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.

Second skin

This is an intriguing mystery featuring homicide detective Daniel Turner in the second of this atmospheric crime noir series, following Blue Avenue. When one of her students is found dead, English teacher Lillian Turner and her husband, Navy war veteran Johnny Wester, are drawn into the investigation. Having made a macabre discovery which throws a disturbing new light on the case, Johnny and Lillian find themselves involved in something darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined. Wi

Nov 26, 2015
The Scottie barked at midnight by Dunnett, Kaitlyn.

The Scottie barked at midnight

"Driving on an icy road on a truly dark and stormy night, Liss swerves her car when something darts out in front of it. She braves the weather and discovers a Scottish terrier shivering in the snow. Relieved that the dog survived their run-in, Liss sets out in search of her owner, unaware that the Scottie is actually a tiny celebrity--or that she was dognapped"--Dust jacket flap.

Nov 26, 2015
Look both ways by Perry, Carol J.

Look both ways

On the WICH-TV show, Shopping Salem, Lee Barrett spots the same style oak bureau she once had as a child. She rushes to the antiques shop and buys the piece. Just like the beloved bureau she lost in a fire, this one has secret compartments. It also comes with an intriguing history--it was purchased in an estate sale from a home where a famous local murder took place. The day after the bureau is delivered, Lee returns to the antiques shop and finds the owner dead. The police suspect the shop owne

Nov 26, 2015
If anything should happen by Hill, Bonnie Hearn, 1945- author.

If anything should happen

Introducing radio talk show host and amateur sleuth Kit Doyle in the first of this thoroughly entertaining mystery series. When Kit Doyle's near-perfect mother tells her about the letter she's written and locked away - a letter to be read only 'if anything should happen' to her - Kit thinks she's being melodramatic. But the next day Kit's mother is dead - and what she reads in that letter will change Kit's life forever. Armed with nothing but the secret letter, a tight-lipped father, and some go

Nov 26, 2015
Hush by Marshall-Ball, Sara.


"Lily Emmett prefers to stay silent. Having suffered from selective mutism since childhood, she still struggles to see the value of everyday speech. Her sister, Connie, has always spoken for her, and her partner, Richard, has learnt to translate her movements so that they share a unique form of communication. When the two sisters return to their childhood home after their mother's death, the visit inspires memories of the event that first rendered Lily silent, and still haunts them both. The res

Nov 26, 2015
A banquet of consequences by George, Elizabeth, 1949- author.

A banquet of consequences

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

Nov 26, 2015
The woman who walked in sunshine by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.

The woman who walked in sunshine

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation. Despite this unexpected d

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

A blossom of bright light

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

Nov 26, 2015
The big book of Sherlock Holmes stories by

The big book of Sherlock Holmes stories

Nov 26, 2015
Death at the abbey - a Lady of Ashes mystery by Trent, Christine, author.

Death at the abbey - a Lady of Ashes mystery

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

Nov 26, 2015
The theory of death - a Decker/Lazarus novel by Kellerman, Faye, author.

The theory of death - a Decker/Lazarus novel

Now living in upstate New York, former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is plunged into a bizarre web involving academia, underworld crime, and calculating killers in this next compulsive novel in bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus series.

Nov 26, 2015
Florist grump by Collins, Kate, 1951- author.

Florist grump

"Stopping to smell the roses should be a must for flower shop owner Abby Knight, but stress has turned her into a major grump. While their house is under construction, Abby and her new husband Marco are living with her parents, who are driving her nuts ... But things get even thornier after a flashy former banker pushes up daisies. With a beloved window washer the prime suspect in the murder, other New Chapel shop owners rally around Abby and Marco to prove his innocence"--Page 4 of cover.

Nov 26, 2015
Flipped for murder by Day, Maddie.

Flipped for murder

After moving to South Lick, Indiana, Robbie Jordan opens a restaurant and store and investigates when she is accused of murdering the mayor's assistant.

Nov 26, 2015