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Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities by McHugh, Mary

Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities

Feb 23, 2015
The Moonlit Door by Lake, Deryn

The Moonlit Door

Feb 23, 2015
Played by the book by Arlington, Lucy, author.

Played by the book

Feb 23, 2015
Toured to death by Conrad, Hy, author.

Toured to death

"While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy's Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. Amy still has reservations about partnering up with her mother. But both women, having lost the men in their lives, need a fresh beginning. The trip starts off without a hitch. Clues quickly mount, the competition is lively and just when the suspense is pea

Feb 25, 2015
Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery by Harris, Tessa, author.

Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. Sweeping changes to the Boughton Estate threat

Feb 25, 2015
The kings of London by Shaw, William, 1959- author.

The kings of London

While investigating a gas explosion in London, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen and young policewoman Helen Tozer find psychedelic paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake, along with the body of a playboy art collector.

Feb 25, 2015
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

Feb 25, 2015
Cut to the quick by Ross, Kate.

Cut to the quick

In the 1820s, Mark Craddock, a former stable hand, blackmails Hugh Fontclair into affiancing Fontclair's son to Craddock's daughter, and at a party before the wedding, Julian Kestrel finds a murdered woman in his bed.

Feb 26, 2015
Voice of the violin by Camilleri, Andrea.

Voice of the violin

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Feb 28, 2015
Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery by Washburn, L. J.

Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery

"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic,

Feb 28, 2015
The terra-cotta dog by Camilleri, Andrea.

The terra-cotta dog

Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious te^te a` te^te with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There, the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into one family's darkest secrets.

Feb 28, 2015
Tear down and die by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Tear down and die

While on a trip to her grandfather's home on the picturesque Treasure Coast of Florida, empty-nester Cara Mia Delgatto impulsively snaps up an abandoned building, only to discover it's already occupied by a fresh corpse. While a murder investigation swirls around her, and she works to open a store specializing in recycled and repurposed decor items, she bumps into an old boyfriend who claims to still love her, but whose affection just might be a ploy to save himself from a murder plea.

Feb 28, 2015
The shape of water by Camilleri, Andrea.

The shape of water

The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.

Feb 28, 2015
A root awakening - a flower shop mystery by Collins, Kate, 1951- author.

A root awakening - a flower shop mystery

"When her new husband, Marco, is hired to find the person responsible for pushing a construction worker to his death while restoring the dilapidated Victorian they were thinking about buying, flower shop owner Abby Knight launches her own secret investigation, which blossoms into a disaster."--

Feb 28, 2015
Someone to watch over me - a thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author.

Someone to watch over me - a thriller

"A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?" --

Feb 28, 2015
Slayed on the Slopes by Dyer-Seeley, Kate

Slayed on the Slopes

Feb 28, 2015
Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Brightwell, Emily, author.

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away

"Old sins cast long shadows. Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried--but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. Mrs. Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspecto

Feb 28, 2015
Mystery of the dinner playhouse by Befeler, Mike.

Mystery of the dinner playhouse

"When a staged murder at a mystery dinner playhouse turns into a real poisoning death, recently retired detective Gabe Tremont is called back to solve the crime and discovers the playhouse director, the cast and a spy from a competing theater all have reasons to want the murdered man dead" --

Feb 28, 2015
A woman unknown by Brody, Frances, author.

A woman unknown

"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 extraordinaire to investigate. The gentleman: Everett Runcie is a banker facing ruin and disgrace. His American heiress wife will no longer pay for his mistakes, or tolerate his infidelity, and is seeking a divorce. The murder: When a chambermaid enters Runcie's hotel room, she is shocked t

Feb 28, 2015
A Wee Murder in My Shop by Stewart, Fran

A Wee Murder in My Shop

Feb 28, 2015