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Oh say can you fudge by Coco, Nancy.

Oh say can you fudge

May 24, 2015
Musseled out by Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.

Musseled out

"The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles...When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked u

May 24, 2015
The doll maker by Montanari, Richard.

The doll maker

"Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This tim

May 24, 2015
Reykjavik nights by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.

Reykjavik nights

"A prequel to the Inspector Erlendur series profiles Erlendur as a young, budding detective who is introduced to Reykjavik's dark underworld while investigating the death of a homeless man."--

May 24, 2015
Thanksgiving angels - a Mercy Allcutt mystery by Duncan, Alice, 1945-

Thanksgiving angels - a Mercy Allcutt mystery

May 25, 2015
Taken for dead by Masterton, Graham, author.

Taken for dead

It is a sunny Saturday in county Cork, and an Irish wedding is in full swing. Drunk uncles are toasting the bride. The Ceilidh band have played for hours. No one could predict that the cutting of the cake would bring this wedding to a horrifying end. The severed head of Micky Crounan, local baker, is grinning gruesomely up from the bottom tier of his own cake. Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, is baffled - until another local businessman goes missing in horrific circumstances. Soon Katie is on

May 25, 2015
Noontime follies by Gunn, Elizabeth, 1927- author.

Noontime follies

Rutherford's Property Crimes division is on a hot streak. Having recently attracted a string of New Science businesses, the town has had fourteen office break-ins in just five days, though nothing seems to have been taken. A series of threatening notes are left by an environmental group, and curiosity soon turns to alarm when a lead scientist is found dead at his desk at one of the invasion sites. As the small start-ups that received the messages are damaged and frightened by sneak attacks, Jake

May 25, 2015
Bone to be wild by Haines, Carolyn.

Bone to be wild

"Sarah Booth Delaney is heartbroken: her fiance´ Graf Milieu has decided to move to Hollywood permanently, leaving their relationship in shambles. Sarah Booth has a perfect distraction, however, in the form of the Black and Orange Halloween ball her best friends are throwing in New Orleans. Sarah Booth plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and t

May 25, 2015
The burglar who counted the spoons by Block, Lawrence, author.

The burglar who counted the spoons

Burglar Bernie Rodenbarr and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser break into houses, apartments and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, a remarkable array of buttons -- and a murder that needs to be solved.

May 25, 2015
The concubine's tattoo by Rowland, Laura Joh.

The concubine's tattoo

A shogun's concubine dies in 17th century Japan, poisoned by the ink she used to tattoo her private parts. As he investigates the murder, Inspector Sano Ichiro is drawn into a world of intrigue among the shogun's women.

May 25, 2015
Checked out - a dead-end job mystery by Viets, Elaine, 1950-

Checked out - a dead-end job mystery

"Shhh...in the newest hardcover in the national bestselling Dead-End Job Mystery series, Helen Hawthorne quietly goes undercover at a local library to search for a missing masterpiece. Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Cateman Kingsley has hired Helen to find a missing John Singer Sargent painting, owned by her late father. After his death, many of Davis Cateman's books were donated to the Flora Park library, and his daughter suspects the small watercolor-worth millions-was tucked away inside one of t

May 25, 2015
The children return by Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23- author.

The children return

"When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it's troubling enough for Bruno's beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror"--Dust jacket flap.

May 25, 2015
Death at wentwater court - the first Daisy Dalrymple mystery by Dunn, Carola.

Death at wentwater court - the first Daisy Dalrymple mystery

"No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story for Town and Country magazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating pond. Armed with evidence that his fate was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed co

May 25, 2015
Decider by Francis, Dick.

Decider

"Inheriting a small share in a successful racetrack means trouble for architect Lee Morris, especially when he finds himself in the middle of a family feud - and the target of a ruthless killer..."--back cover.

May 25, 2015
The harvest man by Grecian, Alex, author.

The harvest man

With Jack the Ripper on the loose and the emergence of a new serial killer called the Harvest Man, who carves people's faces off their skulls, Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop them.

May 25, 2015
Ice run by Hamilton, Steve, 1961-

Ice run

A romantic weekend at an old luxury hotel turns to terror for private detective Alex McKnight and police officer Natalie Reynaud when they receive an ominous message in their hotel room that hints at a dark Reynaud family secret.

May 25, 2015
Six and a half deadly sins by Cotterill, Colin.

Six and a half deadly sins

"Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a hand-woven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn by women in certain northern Lao tribes. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining? Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message, and won't let the matter rest until he's figured it out. He finagles him

May 25, 2015
The cabinet of curiosities by Preston, Douglas J.

The cabinet of curiosities

May 25, 2015
Chasm by Miller, Susan Cummins, 1949- author.

Chasm

"While teaching on a trip to the Grand Canyon, Frankie MacFarlane is attacked and tries to escape the canyons, eventually up against ecoterrorist wannabes trying to destroy one of the exits"--

May 25, 2015
The body in the birches - a Faith Fairchild mystery by Page, Katherine Hall, author.

The body in the birches - a Faith Fairchild mystery

At home on Sanpere Island, Maine, caterer and amateur sleuth Faith Fairchild discovers that real estate can be murder. After the Fourth of July celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century "cottage."

May 25, 2015