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Best served cold by Spencer, Sally, author.

Best served cold

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

Jun 30, 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.

Jun 30, 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.

Jun 30, 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.

Jun 30, 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

Jun 30, 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

Jun 30, 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.

Jun 30, 2015
The devil knows you're dead - a Matthew Scudder crime novel by Block, Lawrence.

The devil knows you're dead - a Matthew Scudder crime novel

Private detective Matthew Scudder ventures into the dark and dangerous alleys of Hell's Kitchen to track the killer of a yuppie lawyer.

Jun 30, 2015
Death of a travelling man by Beaton, M. C.

Death of a travelling man

When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth, along with a new promotion and more money, is given a new partner--young, eager P.C. Willis Lamont--he and Lamont race to solve a mystery involving a handsome young drifter.

Jun 30, 2015
The case of the dotty dowager by Ace, Cathy, 1960- author.

The case of the dotty dowager

Henry Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat. Worried enough to retain the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency -- one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English -- Henry wants the strange matter explained away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside near the quaint village o

Jun 30, 2015
Brutality by Thoft, Ingrid, author.

Brutality

"When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother to identify her attacker. It's unusual for Fina to take a case that isn't connected to the family firm, Ludlow and Associates, but Liz was in the process of suing her alma mater, New England University-a suit that could be a legal gold mine. Twenty years earlier, Liz was an NEU soccer star known for her physical toughness; however, a serious cognitive decline has s

Jun 30, 2015
Blood hollow - a novel by Krueger, William Kent.

Blood hollow - a novel

After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane--the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower--disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend--Ojibwe bad-boy, Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.

Jun 30, 2015