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Murder by suspicion - an Ellie Quicke mystery by Heley, Veronica, author.

Murder by suspicion - an Ellie Quicke mystery

Ellie is desperate to find someone to look after her elderly housekeeper, Rose. But employing a carer proves to be a mixed blessing, for Claire is heavily involved with a local church with a charismatic pastor, who -- seemingly coincidentally -- is looking to Ellie's charitable trust for financial help. Can Ellie trust Claire and Pastor Ambrose?

Aug 31, 2015
Woman with a secret by Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.

Woman with a secret

A woman desperate to hide a devastating secret in her past is drawn into a murder investigation.

Aug 31, 2015
The verdict on each man dead - a Peter Cammon mystery by Whellams, David, 1948- author.

The verdict on each man dead - a Peter Cammon mystery

"Peter Cammon, now retired from New Scotland Yard, is drawn into a confrontation with evil in a most unlikely setting. The former chief inspector finds himself in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, chasing a depraved man who may have deep terrorist connections."--

Aug 31, 2015
Quarry by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Quarry

"Who is Quarry? A Vietnam veteran. A nice, normal guy. A killer for hire. Normally he doesn't ask questions about the targets provided by the urbane Broker. This time the victim is so unlikely, Quarry gets curious-- but he doesn't pursue his curiosity until he's betrayed by whoever hired him. Now the hitman must solve the murder he committed"--P. [4] of cover.

Aug 31, 2015
Sherlock Holmes and the Four Corners of Hell by Duffy, Séamus, author.

Sherlock Holmes and the Four Corners of Hell

Collects three tales starring the legendary detective, including "The Adventure of the Rotherhithe Ship-breakers" in which Holmes' hunt for a would-be assassin leads him to one of the most dangerous spots in London.

Aug 31, 2015
Smaller and smaller circles by Batacan, F. H., author.

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

Aug 31, 2015
Shooting for the stars - a Gil Malloy novel by Belsky, Richard.

Shooting for the stars - a Gil Malloy novel

"Following up his "engrossing journalistic thriller" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) The Kennedy Connection, R. G. Belsky brings back New York City newspaper reporter Gil Malloy in a gripping new mystery about the closed-case murder of a Hollywood actress. Some thirty years ago, movie star Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan in New York City, who then killed himself. The police ruled it a murder-suicide, the case was closed, and the beloved starlet faded away into history. But when

Aug 31, 2015
The bad actor by Ebisch, Glen Albert, 1946-

The bad actor

"An advice columnist is threatened when she warns a woman against being taken advantage of by a young playboy."--

Aug 31, 2015
The Theory of Death by Kellerman, Faye

The Theory of Death

Aug 31, 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.

Aug 31, 2015
The White Shepherd by Dalton, Annie

The White Shepherd

Aug 31, 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

Aug 31, 2015
The Adventuress by Alexander, Tasha

The Adventuress

Aug 31, 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.

Aug 31, 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

Aug 31, 2015