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The devils of Cardona by Carr, Matthew, 1955- author.

The devils of Cardona

"In this gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an

Apr 29, 2016
The devil's cold dish by Kuhns, Eleanor, author.

The devil's cold dish

"Will Rees is back home on his farm in 1796 Maine with his teenage son, his pregnant wife, their five adopted children, and endless farm work under the blistering summer sun. But for all that, Rees is happy to have returned to Dugard, Maine, the town where he was born and raised, and where he's always felt at home. Until now. When a man is found dead - murdered - after getting into a public dispute with Rees, Rees starts to realize someone is intentionally trying to pin the murder on him. Then,

Apr 29, 2016
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by Runcie, James

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

Apr 29, 2016
The Dead Don't Bleed by Krugler, David

The Dead Don't Bleed

Apr 29, 2016
Switchback by Dunlap, Susan, author.

Switchback

"When her Zen teacher is attacked in front of her by a silent, hoodie-clad assailant, Darcy Lott feels uncharacteristically helpless. If she cannot identify Garson-roshi's attacker, she cannot protect him. For whoever it is will surely strike again. But who would have a reason to assault this wise and gentle man? As she questions her fellow students and other acquaintances of the Zen master, it becomes clear that Garson-roshi has been keeping secrets from Darcy. What happened while he was living

Apr 29, 2016
Show me the ashes by Mulford, Carolyn. author.

Show me the ashes

"A young barmaid confessed to killing an attacker and setting a fire to conceal that. Months later her dying mother begs ex-spy Phoenix Smith to prove Sheriff Annalynn Keyser's late husband prompted a false confession. Only identifying the real killer will free the daughter to care for her fatherless child. Phoenix and singer Connie Diamante investigate but don't tell Annalynn, their lifelong friend. The investigation takes the women to the burnt-out bar and introduces them to families crippled

Apr 29, 2016
Panther's prey by Smith, Lachlan, author.

Panther's prey

Taking a job as a public defender in San Francisco, Leo Maxwell successfully defends a homeless man, only to be wrongly implicated in the brutal murder of his co-counsel, a crime that their former client confesses to committing.

Apr 29, 2016
Murder leaves its mark - a Hawaiʻi mystery by Kneubuhl, Victoria N. (Victoria Nalani), author

Murder leaves its mark - a Hawaiʻi mystery

"When a weekend of horseback rides and beachcombing at the old Heleiwa Hotel turns deadly, Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia are on the case. The unlikely pair--she a journalist, he a playwright--find themselves once again on the trail of a killer in 1930s Honolulu, where sugar barons cavort at their beachfront mansions while unrest among the working class grows. Their investigation places them in the midst of hotheaded union organizers and the cre`me de la cre`me of Honolulu society as well as the

Apr 29, 2016
Tea with jam and dread by Myers, Tamar, author.

Tea with jam and dread

Deciding that the PennDutch Inn needs to go more upmarket, Magdalena Yoder is delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess Grimsley-Snodgrass and their family as honored guests, looking forward to the challenge of introducing English nobility to traditional American culture. But, as Magdalena is about to find out, the Grimsley-Snodgrasses are by no means the easiest of guests, and at the same time she has to contend with the discovery of a mummified corpse trapped in her elevator shaft. Then trage

Apr 29, 2016
Robert B. Parker's Slow burn by Atkins, Ace, author.

Robert B. Parker's Slow burn

"Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in the latest adventure in the iconic New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins"--

Apr 29, 2016
Quick and the dead by Moody, Susan.

Quick and the dead

Apr 29, 2016
Ping-pong heart by Limón, Martin, 1948- author.

Ping-pong heart

"South Korea, 1974. CID Sergeants George Suen~o and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-Ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing a hundred thousand won from him--a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked in the night, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives

Apr 29, 2016
Murder Has Nine Lives by Levine, Laura

Murder Has Nine Lives

Apr 29, 2016
Missing, presumed - a novel by Steiner, Susie, 1971 or 1972- author.

Missing, presumed - a novel

"Detective Manon Bradshaw is 39, single, and miserable as sin. She has endured some of the worst dates in internet history. But she loves her job and performs it brilliantly; all she needs to rise up in the ranks is a big break. Edith Hind is a gorgeous,intrepid graduate student at Cambridge University who seems to have it all: a doting boyfriend, a devoted friend named Helena, a loving mother and a father who is a surgeon to the Royal Family. When Edith turns up missing from her apartment one e

Apr 29, 2016
Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder by Rosett, Sara

Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder

Apr 29, 2016
Killer Look by Fairstein, Linda A.

Killer Look

Apr 29, 2016
A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall by Dennison, Hannah, author.

A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall

"In this delightful new mystery, our heroine Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat's initial excitement soon ends in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall-- both upstairs and down-- and even those who are just been passing through. Matters come

Apr 29, 2016
Death on the Sapphire by Koreto, R. J.

Death on the Sapphire

Apr 29, 2016
Death in the tunnel by Burton, Miles, 1884-1964.

Death in the tunnel

"On a dark November evening, Sir Wilfred Saxonby is travelling alone in the 5 o'clock train from Cannon Street, in a locked compartment. The train slows and stops inside a tunnel; and by the time it emerges again minutes later, Sir Wilfred has been shot dead, his heart pierced by a single bullet. Suicide seems to be the answer, even though no reason can be found. Inspector Arnold of Scotland Yard thinks again when he learns that a mysterious red light in the tunnel caused the train to slow down.

Apr 29, 2016
The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author.

The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery

Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayett

Apr 29, 2016