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Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates by Aarons, Kathy

Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates

Aug 20, 2014
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek - a Samuel Craddock mystery by Shames, Terry.

Dead broke in Jarrett Creek - a Samuel Craddock mystery

"Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her? Craddock

Aug 20, 2014
A cut-like wound by Nair, Anita, author.

A cut-like wound

It's the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra , a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman -- but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds

Aug 20, 2014
What strange creatures - a novel by Arsenault, Emily.

What strange creatures - a novel

"After her brother is arrested for murder, Theresa's quiet life is turned upside down as she immerses herself in a world of political and legal scandal, white-collar crimes and controversial convictions in order to prove his innocence in the next gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault"--

Aug 20, 2014
Murder of a Needled Knitter by Swanson, Denise

Murder of a Needled Knitter

Aug 20, 2014
The mystery of the invisible hand - a Henry Spearman mystery by Jevons, Marshall, author.

The mystery of the invisible hand - a Henry Spearman mystery

"Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand--a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans to teach a course on art and economics--only to be faced with the alleged suicide of womanizing artist-in-residence Tristan Wheeler. When it becomes c

Aug 20, 2014
Night of the jaguar - a novel by Gannon, Joe, 1960-

Night of the jaguar - a novel

"Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. How else to explain his nights waking in bed, his hand wrapped around that bloody-minded stiletto from the old days, or the presence outside his window, a face with no eyes watching him? How far the heroic have fallen. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. A hero of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries in their long uprising against the Ogre and his hated National Guard. Back then he'd been the guy who got the b

Aug 20, 2014
Death of a blue blood - a novel by Bain, Donald, 1935-

Death of a blue blood - a novel

"Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden. While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British sty

Aug 20, 2014
The Old Deep and Dark by Hart, Ellen.

The Old Deep and Dark

"Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater in downtown Minneapolis that she and her actress sister, Octavia, recently bought. Cordelia has a vision for the playhouse's future, but the more she learns about the building, the more fascinated she becomes by its past. Nicknamed "The Old Deep and Dark" because of the Prohibition-era double murder that occurred in the basement--then a speakeasy--there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls. And, to her

Aug 20, 2014
Of Merlot and murder - a Tangled Vines mystery by Folger, Joni.

Of Merlot and murder - a Tangled Vines mystery

Aug 20, 2014
Nine days - a mystery by Koenig, Minerva.

Nine days - a mystery

"She's short, round, and pushing forty, but Julia Kalas is a damned good criminal. For 17 years she renovated historic California buildings as a laundry front for her husband's illegal arms business. Then the Aryan Brotherhood made her a widow, and witness protection shipped her off to the tiny town of Azula, Texas. Also known as the Middle of Nowhere. The Lone Star sticks are lousy with vintage architecture begging to be rehabbed. Julia figures she'll pick up where she left off, but she's got

Aug 20, 2014
Beach bags and burglaries by Howell, Dorothy (Dorothy A.), author.

Beach bags and burglaries

Winning a vacation to a resort that caters to the whims of the rich and famous, Haley Randolph, while searching for the hottest beach bag, finds her dream holiday taking a murderous turn when she stumbles upon the body of a maid.

Aug 20, 2014
The cat, the vagabond and the victim by Sweeney, Leann, author.

The cat, the vagabond and the victim

While fostering an orange tabby named Clyde who travelled 200 miles back home only to find his former owner dead, cat quilter Jillian Hart soon discovers that Clyde's owner was murdered and must piece together the clues to catch a clever killer.

Aug 20, 2014
Countdown by Cooper, Susan Rogers, author.

Countdown

When sheriff Milt Kovaks arrests Darrell Blanton for murder, Darnell's mother, Eunice, storms an inn where detective Kovaks' wife is hosting a bachelorette party and threatens to kill a partygoer every ten minutes until her son is released.

Aug 20, 2014
City of ghosts by Stanley, Kelli. author.

City of ghosts

"PI Miranda Corbie will do anything to save her mother, but first she must clear her name of the murder of a Nazi spy June 1940--Hitler's army has conquered France and is turning on England. While the United States is only now waking up to the war, it has been gnawing at Miranda Corbie for years--ever since she was a nurse in Spanish Civil War. Working in San Francisco as a PI years later, the war should seem a world away, but it might as well be on her doorstep now that she's learned that her m

Aug 20, 2014
Nightmares Can Be Murder by Kennedy, Mary

Nightmares Can Be Murder

Aug 20, 2014
Rebel Without a Cake by Brady, Jacklyn

Rebel Without a Cake

Aug 20, 2014
The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Perry, Leigh

The Skeleton Takes a Bow

Aug 20, 2014
The second deadly sin by Larsson, Åsa, 1966- author.

The second deadly sin

When a bear hunt culminates in the discovery of a brutally murdered woman in a northern Swedish village, Rebecka Martinsson delves into the victim's tragic family history, only to be blocked from the case by an arrogant prosecutor.

Aug 20, 2014
Supping With the Devil by Spencer, Sally

Supping With the Devil

Aug 20, 2014