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Soul circus - a novel by Pelecanos, George P.

Soul circus - a novel

In the midst of a brutal courtroom battle during which a Washington, D.C., crime overlord faces the death penalty and his rivals vie for his territory, private investigator Derek Strange struggles to protect the life of a witness.

Jan 24, 2015
River of no return - a Jake Trent novel by Bertsch, David Riley, author.

River of no return - a Jake Trent novel

"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, when Jake's last seen Divya Navaysam. Now a DC lobbyist, Divya wants Jake to come to Washington for a consulting job--immediately. Meanwhile, back in Jackson, Jake's best friend and occasional employee, JP, is deali

Jan 24, 2015
Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away by Brightwell, Emily

Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away

Jan 24, 2015
Kittens Can Kill - A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir by Simon, Clea

Kittens Can Kill - A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir

Jan 24, 2015
Just You Wait - A Grace Street Mystery by Tesh, Jane

Just You Wait - A Grace Street Mystery

Jan 24, 2015
The Hidden Man by Blake, Robin

The Hidden Man

Jan 24, 2015
Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel by McKinty, Adrian.

Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel

"Belfast, 1985, amidst the "Troubles": Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), struggles with burn-out as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter di

Jan 24, 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 clini

Jan 24, 2015
Twisted threads by Wait, Lea, author.

Twisted threads

"Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine--a place she once called home--Angie Curtis finds her memories aren't all quite pleasant ones... After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother's disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder. The bright spot in Angie's homecoming is reuniting with

Jan 24, 2015
The hangman's song - a Detective Inspector McLean novel by Oswald, James, author.

The hangman's song - a Detective Inspector McLean novel

"The body of a man is found hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force, this appears to be a simple suicide case. But something about the scene strikes Detective Inspector Tony McLean as off. Days later another body is found hanging from an identical rope, with a noose tied in the identical way. McLean is convinced that these people are either being murdered or somehow coerced into suicide. Then a third body is found. While McLean attempts to solve the case -- assuming he can convi

Jan 24, 2015
Gretel and the case of the missing frog prints - a Brothers Grimm mystery by Brackston, Paula, author.

Gretel and the case of the missing frog prints - a Brothers Grimm mystery

"Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Durer the Much Much Younger's Frog Prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now thirty-five and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country's most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief" --Dust ja

Jan 24, 2015
Voice of the Violin by Camilleri, Andrea/ Sartarelli, Stephen (TRN)

Voice of the Violin

Jan 24, 2015
A quilt in time - a Harriet Truman/Loose Threads mystery by Sachitano, Arlene, 1951-

A quilt in time - a Harriet Truman/Loose Threads mystery

Pet quilts are the project of the day for Harriet Truman and the Loose Threads. Local veterinarian Aiden Jalbert decides to set up an animal kennel for the local battered women's shelter and asks the quilters to sew bedding for it. Harriet is soon drawn into the world of domestic violence when Loose Thread Sarah Ness calls from the emergency room, where she's landed as a result of a vicious beating by her fiance Seth Pratt. Sarah initially refuses to consider going to the shelter but is forced t

Jan 24, 2015
Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by Harris, C. S.

Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery

" The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr's past combine to put C. S. Harris's "troubled but compelling antihero" (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, thrilling mystery. London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the bo

Jan 24, 2015
What the fly saw - a mystery by Bailey, Frankie Y.

What the fly saw - a mystery

Albany, New York, January 2020 The morning after a blizzard that shut down the city, funeral director Kevin Novak is found dead in the basement of his funeral home. The arrow sticking out of his chest came from his own hunting bow. A loving husband and father and an active member of a local megachurch, Novak had no known enemies. His family and friends say he had been depressed because his best friend died suddenly of a heart attack and Novak blamed himself. But what does his guilt have to do wi

Jan 24, 2015
Star fall by Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia, author.

Star fall

The post-Christmas lull is officially over.... The deceased is antiques expert Rowland Egerton, the darling of daytime TV, stabbed to death in his luxurious West London home. Egerton's partner, the granite-faced John Lavender, found the body; did he also do the deed? Or was it a burglary gone wrong? As Slider and his team investigate, none of the facts seem to fit. And it soon becomes clear that the much-loved, charming Mr Egerton wasn't as universally loved, or perhaps as charming, as Slider wa

Jan 24, 2015
Toured to Death by Conrad, Hy

Toured to Death

Jan 24, 2015
The unquiet dead by Khan, Ausma Zehanat, author.

The unquiet dead

"Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and ... Detective Rachel Getty look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death--which looks 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, and he may

Jan 24, 2015
Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel by Phelan, Tom, 1940-

Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel

"Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born,he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him. He has come home to investigate two deaths that happened decades earlier when he was a child, deaths that were ruled accidental. But Patrick knows-and believes the whole town knows-they were murder

Jan 24, 2015
Meet your baker by Alexander, Ellie, author.

Meet your baker

"After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte's customers turns up dead, there's much ado about murder... The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival's newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few act

Jan 24, 2015