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Here comes the bribe - a bed-and-breakfast mystery by Daheim, Mary, author.

Here comes the bribe - a bed-and-breakfast mystery

"The 30th book in Mary Daheim's beloved Bed-and-Breakfast series, which continues to delight her devoted fans"--

Feb 12, 2016
The ex - a novel by Burke, Alafair, author.

The ex - a novel

After agreeing to defend her ex-fiance´ when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him.

Feb 12, 2016
Death of a dishonorable gentleman - a mystery by Arlen, Tessa, author.

Death of a dishonorable gentleman - a mystery

"Lady Montfort has been planning her annual summer costume ball for months, and with scrupulous care. Pulling together the food, flowers and a thousand other details for one of the most significant social occasions of the year is her happily accepted responsibility. But when her husband's degenerate nephew is found murdered, it's more than the ball that is ruined. In fact, Lady Montfort fears that the official police enquiry, driven by petty snobbery and class prejudice, is pointing towards her

Feb 12, 2016
Backhand smash by Gregson, J. M., author.

Backhand smash

"Detective Sergeant Clyde Northcott--DCI Peach's tall, black, powerful prote´ge´--has no interest in joining the snooty Birch Lane Tennis Club. So it is unfortunate for him when committee member Olive Crawshaw decides he would be the perfect talisman for the club's new, and controversial, policy to recruit members from a wider ethnic and social background. Clyde soon finds himself thrust into an exclusive community where his rusty tennis skills are the least of his concerns: for 'exclusive' does

Feb 12, 2016
Burning heat by Burnsworth, David.

Burning heat

"As darkness blankets the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, Brack Pelton, an Afghanistan War veteran, steps out of a rundown bar after a long night. Before he gets to his truck, he finds himself in the middle of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman on the sidewalk. When a little girl joins the couple and gets hit by the man, Brack intervenes and takes him down. But the abuser isn't finished. He pulls a gun and shoots the woman. Brack saves the little girl, but his world has just b

Feb 12, 2016
Gunpowder green by Childs, Laura.

Gunpowder green

When a member of the Charleston elite turns up dead during the annual yacht race and the simultaneous launching of the latest tea flavor, Gunpowder Green, from her Indigo Tea Shop, proprietor Theodosia Browning must draw on her sleuthing skills to find a killer.

Feb 12, 2016
A familiar tail by James, Delia, author.

A familiar tail

Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky grey cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spell book full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth

Feb 12, 2016
Cold mourning by Chapman, Brenda, 1955- author.

Cold mourning

It's a week before Christmas when wealthy businessman Tom Underwood disappears into thin air - with more than enough people wanting him dead. New police recruit Kala Stonechild, who has left northern Ontario to join a specialized Ottawa crime unit, is tasked with returning Underwood home in time for the holidays. Stonechild, who is from a First Nations reserve, is a lone wolf who is used to surviving on her wits. Her new boss, Detective Jacques Rouleau, has his hands full controlling her, his te

Feb 12, 2016
Slay bells - a St. Rose quilting bee mystery by Mahon, Annette.

Slay bells - a St. Rose quilting bee mystery

"Christmas is approaching, but it doesn't look like a good one for the St. Rose parishioners. First, Kathy Romelli and her son are murdered in their home. Before the Quilting Bee can recover from that devastating loss, Clare is frightened half to death by an attempted carjacking. Is it related to the thefts of items from parked cars also plaguing the area? And what about the parishioner charged with creating a Ponzi scheme?"--

Feb 12, 2016
Death of an alchemist by Lawrence, Mary, 1959-

Death of an alchemist

"For years, alchemist Ferris Stannum has devoted himself to developing the Elixir of Life, the reputed serum of immortality. Having tested his remedy successfully on an animal, Stannum intends to send his alchemy journal to a colleague in Cairo for confirmation. Instead he is strangled in his bed and his journal is stolen. As the daughter of an alchemist herself, Bianca is well acquainted with the mystical healing arts. As her husband, John, falls ill with the sweating sickness, she dares to hop

Feb 12, 2016
An eye for murder by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.

An eye for murder

"August, 1944, Prague is where the story begins with a seemingly casual exchange. Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television."--

Feb 12, 2016
It's a wonderful knife by Wenger, Christine Anne, 1952-, author

It's a wonderful knife

Feb 12, 2016
In vino veritas by Turnbull, Peter, 1950- author.

In vino veritas

Andrew "Big Andy" Cragg's drunken disclosure in a West London pub to an undercover Scotland Yard detective that he was once party to the disposal of the body of a murder victim sets a sinister and disturbing chain of events in motion for Harry Vicary and his team. A body is found exactly where Andrew Cragg said it would be, and the subsequent investigation plunges Vicary into a labyrinth world of contract killings, witness intimidation and large-scale money laundering. Can he piece together th

Feb 12, 2016
The grim steeper by Cooper, Amanda, 1957-, author

The grim steeper

"Mid-October in the charming Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove means it's time for the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party. The highlight of the festivities is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House. Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason's dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the

Feb 12, 2016
The sleeping doll by Deaver, Jeffery, author

The sleeping doll

Special agent Kathryn Dance and her partners at the California Bureau of Investigation hunt down escaped killer Daniel Pell, a self-styled Charles Manson. Pell is a master of control, who mesmerizes, seduces, and exploits people for his own murderous ends.

Feb 12, 2016
A deadly tail by Lyle, Dixie, author.

A deadly tail

Foxtrot has seen a lot of strange things as assistant to billionaire Zelda Zoransky at her wacky mansion. And that includes her telepathic cat Tango and ectoplasmic pooch Whiskey. So it's no surprise to find a horde of zombies lurching across the lawn-even if they are just actors in a horror movie that's filming on the mansion grounds. The special effects look pretty convincing. But all that fake blood doesn't fool Whiskey, who quickly sniffs out the truth: one of those corpses is real...

Feb 12, 2016
A glancing light - a Chris Norgren mystery by Elkins, Aaron J., author

A glancing light - a Chris Norgren mystery

Chris Norgren, Seattle museum curator, investigates a two-year-old international art theft in Italy.

Feb 12, 2016
Murder of a lady - a Scottish mystery by Wynne, Anthony, 1882-1963, author.

Murder of a lady - a Scottish mystery

"Duchlan Castle is a gloomy, forbidding place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird of Duchlan, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her bedroom--but the room is locked from within and the windows are barred. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish's scale, left on the floor next to Mary's body. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to Duchlan to investigate the case. The Gregor family and their servants are quick--perhaps

Feb 12, 2016
Death sits down to dinner - a mystery by Arlen, Tessa, author.

Death sits down to dinner - a mystery

"Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London. Lady Montfort is thrilled to receive an invitation to a dinner party hosted by her close friend Hermione Kingsley, the patroness of England's largest charity. Hermione has pulled together a select gathering to celebrate Winston Churchill's 39th birthday. Some of the oldest families in the country have gathered to toast the dangerously ambitious and utterly charming First L

Feb 12, 2016
For cheddar or worse by Aames, Avery, author.

For cheddar or worse

Feb 12, 2016