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Book fair and foul by Chase, Erika.

Book fair and foul

When book club member Lizzie Turner is accused of murdering Ashley Dixon, a book publicist she hates, her fellow members, including bookstore owner Molly Mathews, must rewrite Lizzie's fate by finding the real killer.

Aug 22, 2014
Really the blues by Koenig, Joseph, author.

Really the blues

American jazz musician Eddie Piron investigates after the drummer for his band turns up floating face down in the Seine during the Nazi occupation of Paris.

Aug 22, 2014
Spring tide by Börjlind, Cecilia, 1961-

Spring tide

Aug 22, 2014
Shear trouble by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

Shear trouble

When a local ladies man is found dead with a pair of shears sticking out of his chest, quilter Beatrice Coleman must unravel a tangled mess of clues to find out which resident of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, is responsible. Includes quilting tips.

Aug 22, 2014
Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery by Slater, Susan, 1942-

Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery

"A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on its ear. It's no straight-forward, "demand all the money at gun-point and hustle out the front door" kind of robbery. It's a sneaky tunneling that probably took months to complete and landed the thieves in a room of safe deposit boxes--not the vault with two million bucks for a ranch sale next door. Was this some mistake, or was the thieves' target the Tiffany-designed sapphire and diamond necklace belonging to eighty-five year old Ge

Aug 22, 2014
Taken in by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Taken in

Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online. Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women or that Dixie would

Aug 22, 2014
Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel by Dilts, Tyler, author.

Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel

"Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett returns from a year-long medical leave badly scarred and in constant pain, yet determined to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. He gets his chance when a call comes in that shocks even the toughest guys in the squad room--a California congressman's daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered in their upscale home. At first glance, it looks like a robbery gone wrong, but Danny's not so sure"--Amazon.

Aug 22, 2014
A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery

"In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one--particularly his wife--finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe

Aug 22, 2014
Desert heat by Jance, Judith A.

Desert heat

Joanna Brady dedicates herself to finding out the truth when her husband Andy, a Cochise County police officer, is shot in what is passed off by the police brass as a suicide attempt, and then implicated in a drug smuggling operation.

Aug 22, 2014
A distance to death by Menino, H. M.

A distance to death

"Whip-smart, headstrong sleuth Tink Elledge is back on a horse, and back in competition--and this time, she must solve a murder while navigating the steep twists and turns of the legendary Tevis endurance trail ride. In the mountain wilderness of Sierra Nevada, she and her friend Isabel will race across one hundred miles of spectacular gorges and cross heart-stopping fords. Meanwhile, Tink's husband, Charlie, and step-son, Stephen, are nearby working on a new partnership with the reclusive but b

Aug 22, 2014
An event in autumn by Mankell, Henning, 1948-

An event in autumn

When Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers a shallow grave in the garden of his new house, he investigates the truth about the residence and its previous owner.

Aug 22, 2014
The forgotten girl by Bell, David, 1969 November 17-

The forgotten girl

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abru

Aug 22, 2014
An unwilling accomplice by Todd, Charles.

An unwilling accomplice

"World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent f

Aug 22, 2014
Murder with a twist by Abbott, Allyson K., author.

Murder with a twist

"Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton has a unique neurological condition that gives her extra perceptive senses, and police detective Duncan Albright is convinced Mack's abilities can be used to help catch crooks. Mack may be at pro at mixing drinks, but she's still an amateur when it comes to solving crimes and she's not sure she should mix business with pleasure by working with a man who stirs up such strong feelings in her. At her first crime scene, a suspicious suicide, she experienc

Aug 22, 2014
Sons of Sparta by Siger, Jeffrey

Sons of Sparta

Aug 22, 2014
The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho by Delgado, Anjanette

The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

Aug 22, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to a

Aug 22, 2014
The Girl Next Door by Rendell, Ruth

The Girl Next Door

Aug 22, 2014
Desert Rage - A Lena Jones Mystery by Webb, Betty

Desert Rage - A Lena Jones Mystery

Aug 22, 2014
Gone for good - a novel by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Gone for good - a novel

Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death and becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets.

Aug 22, 2014