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Served cold by Goldberg, Ed, 1943-, author.

Served cold

Sep 3, 2015
Oblivion by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.

Oblivion

The quick : A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. The dead : Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform. The forgotton : Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not. The searcher : Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with

Sep 3, 2015
The Theory of Death by Kellerman, Faye

The Theory of Death

Sep 3, 2015
Thoreau in Phantom Bog by Oak, B. B., author.

Thoreau in Phantom Bog

Thoreau returns to Plumford, Massachusetts in search of a fellow conductor on the Underground Railroad who has gone missing. With the help of his good friend, Dr. Adam Walker, Thoreau finds the conductor--shot to death on a back road. After another conductor is murdered in a neighboring town, a letter is found from someone claiming to have been hired to assassinate anyone harboring fugitive slaves. With all of them now potential targets, Thoreau and Walker urgently need to find the killer.

Sep 3, 2015
The White Shepherd by Dalton, Annie

The White Shepherd

Sep 3, 2015
Threads of evidence by Wait, Lea, author.

Threads of evidence

"It's hard to imagine anything bad ever happening in picturesque Haven Harbor, Maine--until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets. Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as "Aurora," has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years--and some say it's haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances. Harbor Have

Sep 3, 2015
The woman who walked in sunshine by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The woman who walked in sunshine

The Agency and Mma Ramotswe's first-ever holiday are thrown into unexpected turmoil by a case involving a Botswana war hero whose reputation is being called into question.

Sep 3, 2015
X by Grafton, Sue, author.

X

"Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment. X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss. X: The shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xyloph

Sep 3, 2015
Black cat crossing by Finch, Kay.

Black cat crossing

Moving to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation-rental business, aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate finds herself faced with a real-life mystery when her aunt's awful cousin is found dead with a local black cat, believed to be a jinx, by her side.

Sep 3, 2015
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady by Albert, Susan Wittig, author.

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady

"The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock--a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning--has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a v

Sep 3, 2015
A curious beginning - a Veronica Speedwell mystery by Raybourn, Deanna, author.

A curious beginning - a Veronica Speedwell mystery

"London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry--and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she i

Sep 3, 2015
Booked for trouble by Gates, Eva, 1951- author.

Booked for trouble

Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach, passing her evenings with the local book club, bonding with the library cat, Charles, and enjoying the attention of not one, but TWO eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston -- and reunite her with her ex-fiance. To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her fo

Sep 3, 2015
Cinderella six feet under by Chance, Maia.

Cinderella six feet under

Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax's plan to reunite her friend Prue with her estranged and allegedly wealthy mother, Henrietta, is met with a grim surprise. Not only is the marquise's Paris mansion a mouse-infested ruin, but Henrietta has inexplicably vanished, leaving behind an evasive husband, two sinister stepsisters, and a bullet-riddled corpse in the pumpkin patch decked out in a ball gown and one glass slipper a corpse that also happens to be a dead ringer for Prue. Strangely, no one at 15

Sep 3, 2015
Ghost to the Rescue by Hart, Carolyn

Ghost to the Rescue

Sep 3, 2015
The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel by Fletcher, Jessica.

The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel

"In the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series--make room for Jessica Fletcher as she cleans house to catch a killer who hasn't got a ghost of a chance. Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson is the town's premiere real estate agent and has recently takenon the task of selling one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties--the Spencer Percy House, built in 1805 by a sea captain for his young wife. Its current occupant, Joe Cooper, a crusty former carpenter, is convinced he's about to die and wants the ho

Sep 3, 2015
Front runner - a Dick Francis novel by Francis, Felix.

Front runner - a Dick Francis novel

"Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Damage. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious

Sep 3, 2015
Forgotten voices by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

Forgotten voices

"Who would want to kill widowed mother of two Ellen Tailor, a seemingly innocent, inoffensive woman, and leave her body for her children to find? Rina Martin's policeman friend Mac can't find anything that looks like a motive and not much more in terms of suspects. While it is true Ellen didn't get on with her mother in law, it seems hard to believe their arguments escalated into a brutal killing. A former abusive partner seems a more likely suspect, but unfortunately for Mac he seems to have a

Sep 3, 2015
The eloquence of the dead by Brady, Conor, author.

The eloquence of the dead

Sep 3, 2015
The Dungeon House by Edwards, Martin, 1955- author.

The Dungeon House

Sep 3, 2015
Girl waits with gun by Stewart, Amy, author.

Girl waits with gun

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute ove

Sep 3, 2015