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Rattlesnake crossing by Jance, Judith A.

Rattlesnake crossing

Sheriff Joanna Brady attempts to catch a serial killer who keeps the victims' scalps as souvenirs and uses a gun stolen from a slain arms dealer's collection as the weapon.

Jul 1, 2015
Purl up and die by Sefton, Maggie, author.

Purl up and die

"Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun knitters must unravel the truth from the lies to clear a friend's son suspected of murder."--

Jul 1, 2015
Fat cat spreads out by Cantrell, Janet, author.

Fat cat spreads out

"A booth at the Bunyan County Harvest Fair seems like the perfect opportunity for Charity "Chase" Oliver and Anna Larson to promote their Bar None bakery business. Unfortunately, plus-sized pussycat Quincy has plans for their delicious dessert bars other than selling them to customers. After tearing through their inventory, Quincy goes roaming the fairgrounds in search of more delights. But what he finds is murder. One of the top contenders in a butter-sculpting contest has been killed, and Chas

Jul 1, 2015
The reluctant matador - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967-

The reluctant matador - a Hugo Marston novel

Jul 1, 2015
Best served cold - a Monika Paniatowski mystery by Spencer, Sally, author.

Best served cold - a Monika Paniatowski mystery

On the night the Whitebridge Players staged their last ever performance, the idealistic young actors in the company resolved that twenty years on they would return to the same theatre and stage the same play. But two decades later, old resentments have grown and new jealousies have germinated, and it is a very different company that returns to re-enact the Spanish Tragedy. The cast members all have their axes to grind - and some have clear targets for those axes...It is in this world - where nor

Jul 1, 2015
Double whammy by Hiaasen, Carl.

Double whammy

In big stakes bass fishing tournaments, contestants will do anything to win. Maybe tht's why there is a corpse floating in Coon Bog. Now it's up to R.J. Decker, novice private investigator, to find out who was dying to get the biggest fish. Help comes in the unlikely form of Skink, a half-mad hermit with a taste for road kill.--

Jul 1, 2015
Desperate measures - a novel by Orchard, Sandra.

Desperate measures - a novel

Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the supposed "miracle plant" that tore her family apart years ago. She's certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding her father's disappearance. She's willing to risk anything to find the truth, including her relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But with so many people in pursuit of the plant, going it alone might be a fatal mistake.

Jul 1, 2015
Black tide rising by McMillen, R. J., 1945-, author.

Black tide rising

Dan Connor is a former policeman attempting to heal after his career went awry. He finds himself pulled back into the job when a local woman goes missing. Her story is part of a larger weave, because the responsible party is involved in a scheme to conceal a half-million dollars in stolen jewelry. In their ineptitude, the thieves disfigure a totem pole that the locals have endowed with spiritual powers, and that's a crime nearly on a par with kidnapping.

Jul 1, 2015
Capital crimes - London mysteries by

Capital crimes - London mysteries

Capital Crimes is an eclectic collection of London-based crime stories, blending the familiar with the unexpected in a way that reflects the personality of the city.

Jul 1, 2015
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn - (one more last rite for the detective genre) by Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ, 1925-1991, author.

The Dead Mountaineer's Inn - (one more last rite for the detective genre)

Policeman Peter Glebsky, heads on holiday to the Dead Mountaineer's Inn, a ski resort hotel in a small resort in a secluded valley in the Alps. On his arrival he meets the other guests: Mr. Moses, a rich old man with highly eccentric manners and his stunningly beautiful wife; Mr. du Barnstocre, an illusionist who is accompanied by Brun, his niece; Mr. Simonet, an obsessive physicist; Mr. Hinckus, a custodial attorney; and Olaf Andvarafors. Then an avalanche blocks them in and a dead body is disc

Jul 1, 2015
Death in Salem by Kuhns, Eleanor.

Death in Salem

"It's 1796, and traveling weaver Will Rees is visiting Salem, Massachusetts. He's in town to buy a luxurious gift for his pregnant wife, a few yards of well-made fabric from the traders at the famed Salem harbor. While traveling through Salem, however, Rees comes upon a funeral procession for the deceased Mrs. Antiss Boothe. When Rees happens upon Twig, a friend who fought alongside him in the war, he learns that Mrs. Boothe had been very ill, and her death had not come as a surprise. But the ne

Jul 1, 2015
The Kennedy connection - a Gil Malloy novel by Belsky, Richard.

The Kennedy connection - a Gil Malloy novel

"The fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination brings back more than grief as an unknown assailant goes on a spree of seemingly unconnected murders in New York City. Except, at each crime scene, the killer leaves behind a calling card--a Kennedy half dollar coin. Meanwhile, a man claiming to be the secret son of Lee Harvey Oswald breaks his silence. He reveals that he is in possession of new evidence that will clear his father's name once and for all. Gil Malloy, fallen from grace at the New Y

Jul 1, 2015
Maiden Lane by Januska, Michael, author.

Maiden Lane

Jul 1, 2015
Superfluous women - a Daisy Dalrymple mystery by Dunn, Carola, author.

Superfluous women - a Daisy Dalrymple mystery

"In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a part of the generation of "superfluous women"--brought up expecting marriage and a family, but left without any prospects after more than 700,000 British men were killed in the Great War. Daisy and her husband Alec--Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher,

Jul 1, 2015
Marry, Kiss, Kill by Flett-Giordano, Anne, author.

Marry, Kiss, Kill

In this fast-paced and funny debut mystery, movie stars are in Santa Barbara for the film festival, and powerful business interests are at stake. Detective Nola MacIntire and her partner, Tony, must untangle the complicated web behind three seemingly unrelated deaths in this idyllic beach town.

Jul 1, 2015
Mountain rampage - a National Park mystery by Graham, Scott, 1960- author.

Mountain rampage - a National Park mystery

In the riveting second installment of the National Park Mystery Series, archaeologist Chuck Bender finds himself and his young wife and stepdaughters in the crosshairs of an unknown killer when he defends his brother-in-law from false accusations of murder in the brutal slaying of a resort worker in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jul 1, 2015
No place to die by Donoghue, Clare, author.

No place to die

"Jane Bennett, senior Detective Sergeant for the murder squad at her London police precinct, is having a terrible day. Her boss, Detective Inspector Mike Lockyer, has just returned to work after two weeks on 'leave,' though Jane knows it was really more like a suspension ... But neither of them has the luxury of time to dwell on past grievances. Jane has just received a phone call from a good friend saying that her husband, Mark Leech, a retired policeman, has disappeared. When Jane finds dramat

Jul 1, 2015
Smaller and smaller circles by Batacan, F. H.

Smaller and smaller circles

"In northeast Manila's Quezon City is a district called Payatas--a 50-acre dump that is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of teenage boys begin to appear in the dump heaps, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf. In the rainy summer of 1997, two Jesuit priests take t

Jul 1, 2015
Death of an outsider by Beaton, M. C.

Death of an outsider

The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotlandis sleeping with the fishes, or--more accurately--dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remain of the murdered victim are his bones. But after the lobsters are shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth.

Jul 1, 2015
Fallen sparrow - a Peyton Cote novel by Keeley, D. A., 1970-

Fallen sparrow - a Peyton Cote novel

Jul 1, 2015