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Death at breakfast by Gutcheon, Beth Richardson, author.

Death at breakfast

Indulging their pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, socialite Hope Babbin, are heading to Maine. Hope and Maggie have barely finished their first aperitifs when the inn's tranquility is shattered by the arrival of Alexander and Lisa Antippas and Lisa's actress sister, Glory. Imperious and rude, these Hollywood one-percenters quickly turn the inn upside-down with their demanding behavior, igniting a flurry of speculatio

May 27, 2016
Deadline for murder by McDermid, Val.

Deadline for murder

May 27, 2016
Boar Island by Barr, Nevada, author.

Boar Island

"Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry--her aunt Gwen and her

May 27, 2016
Black hammock by Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.

Black hammock

Homicide detective Daniel Turner revisits an 18-year-old unsolved case in the third of this intriguing and atmospheric crime noir series. We had set out from Atlanta to kill my mother and her husband. A slow kill. Oren has returned to the family home he last saw when he was eight years old. Eighteen years later, he is bent on an elaborate scheme of revenge. Homicide detective Daniel Turner was never able to forget the unsolved case, the disappearance of Amon Jakobsen all those years ago. Convinc

May 27, 2016
An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery by Miller, Carol, 1972- author.

An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery

"The next in this charming Southern mystery series featuring a closed-room murder in an old Victorian inn during a snowstorm"--

May 27, 2016
Lost and gone forever - a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad by Grecian, Alex, author.

Lost and gone forever - a novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

"Many changes have happened to the Murder Squad. Rash actions have cost Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith his job, and in response he has set up his own private detective agency. Inspector Walter Day has been missing for a year, and no one knows where he is--though there is a strong suspicion that Saucy Jack has him. Hammersmith has made finding Day his primary case, and he has company--a pair of bounty hunters, a man and a woman. It is only gradually that he has come to realize that they are not what

May 27, 2016
Murder at Lambswool Farm by Goldenbaum, Sally, author.

Murder at Lambswool Farm

"Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm. Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she's taken on a new challenge--making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving

May 27, 2016
Clamour of crows by Merritt, Raymond W, author.

Clamour of crows

May 27, 2016
The silent dead by Honda, Tetsuya, 1969- author.

The silent dead

"When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally--his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the "what" or the "why" of this crime. At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or fami

May 27, 2016
Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Brown, Rita Mae, author.

Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery

"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Unti

May 27, 2016
Goodbye forever by Hill, Bonnie Hearn, 1945- author.

Goodbye forever

Crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle goes undercover - and into danger - in the second of this intriguing crime series. 17-year-old Jessica is missing. There are no clues as to why she disappeared - apart from the note she left behind: I love you. Goodbye forever. It turns out that Jessica is not the first teenager to have gone missing, nor the first to have left exactly the same note. With a personal family connection to the missing girl, crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle is determined t

May 27, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel. by Cornwell, Patricia.

Chaos - a Scarpetta novel.

May 27, 2016
Buffalo jump blues / A Sean Stranahan Mystery by McCafferty, Keith, author.

Buffalo jump blues / A Sean Stranahan Mystery

While Sheriff Martha Ettinger investigates the death of a young Native American at the site of a ritualistic buffalo jump, private detective Sean Stranahan helps a beautiful swimmer track down a childhood friend, only to find his case intersecting with the sheriff's in unexpected ways.

May 27, 2016
Books of a feather - a bibliophile mystery by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

Books of a feather - a bibliophile mystery

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Ripped from the Pages...San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright's latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. Brooklyn's friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's massive masterpiece, Birds of America, currently on loan from an Arab sheik. During the gala celebrating the book, she is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National B

May 27, 2016
The vinyl detective - written in dead wax by Cartmel, Andrew, author.

The vinyl detective - written in dead wax

He is a record collector -- a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the “Vinyl Detective” and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording -- on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he|s just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero|s full attention. So begins a painful an

May 27, 2016
Stabbing in the Senate - a Washington whodunit by Shogan, Colleen J., 1975- author.

Stabbing in the Senate - a Washington whodunit

Life is good for Kit Marshall. She's a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Circumstances back Kit's claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and

May 27, 2016
Pot thief who studied Escoffier by Orenduff, J. Michael

Pot thief who studied Escoffier

May 27, 2016
Of sound mind by Waltzer, Jim, 1950- author.

Of sound mind

"A slow-boil, modern noir, Of Sound Mind finds audiometry technician Richard Keene settling into his new, center-city apartment just as he reaches his thirtieth birthday. Formerly confined to a mental institution, Richard struggles to adapt to a world of adult freedom. He possesses abnormally acute powers of hearing and suffers from claustrophobia, yet he feels unleashed to dare fate in high places - in short, he is a bundle of neuroses. When he believes he hears a strangulation murder committed

May 27, 2016
No second chances by Stacey, Lyndon.

No second chances

"Lorna Myers thinks she knows where her businessman husband is--until two men come looking for him one October evening. By lucky chance, ex-police officer Daniel Whelan happens to be on hand to take control of the situation, but for Lorna it's the start of a nightmare. If Harvey isn't abroad working, then where is he? When Lorna's daughter asks Daniel for help with a problem of her own, he finds himself reluctantly drawn into the complex affairs of the Myers family--with what could be potentiall

May 27, 2016
The body in the wardrobe by Page, Katherine Hall. author.

The body in the wardrobe

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions

May 27, 2016