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A catered Fourth of July - a mystery with recipes by Crawford, Isis, author.

A catered Fourth of July - a mystery with recipes

When a re-enactor's musket blows up in his face, killing him, Bernie and Libby need to get to the bottom of his murder.

Jul 14, 2014
Crime rib by Budewitz, Leslie, author.

Crime rib

"Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana's, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town's big break is interrupted by murder. Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling he

Jul 14, 2014
All things murder by Quigley, Jeanne.

All things murder

"Synopsis:Emmy-winning actress Veronica Walsh is accustomed to role-playing. Over her thirty-two-year career on the soap opera Days and Nights, her character has been a businesswoman, wife (multiple times), mother, prison inmate, and fugitive. None of that prepared her for the role of a real-life sleuth.When Veronica cannot land a new part after the soap's cancellation, she returns to her Adirondack hometown for what she hopes is a temporary visit. No sooner does she arrive than Veronica finds h

Jul 14, 2014
The Bad Kitty Lounge by Wiley, Michael, 1961-

The Bad Kitty Lounge

Greg Samuelson, an unassuming bookkeeper, has hired Joe Kozmarski to dig up dirt on his wife and her lover Eric Stone. But now Samuelson has taken matters into his own hands. It looks like he's torched Stone's Mercedes, killed his boss, and then shot himself, all in an hour. But as Kozmarski discovers, nothing's ever simple. Eric Stone wants to hire Kozmarski to clear Samuelson. Samuelson's dead boss, known as the Virginity Nun, has a saintly reputation but a red-hot past. And a gang led by an a

Jul 14, 2014
Designated Daughters by Maron, Margaret

Designated Daughters

Jul 14, 2014
Dead heading - a Sloan and Crosby mystery by Aird, Catherine.

Dead heading - a Sloan and Crosby mystery

When Jack Haines reports a break-in at his greenhouse, the motive of the intruder is unclear. Other than the destruction of some expensive orchids, no damage had been done, and nothing seems to be missing. But Detective Chief Inspector C.D Sloan senses something sinister in this seemingly minor action.

Jul 14, 2014
Angelica's smile by Camilleri, Andrea.

Angelica's smile

The seventeenth installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling series that boasts more than 600,000 books in print. The last four books in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the New York Times bestseller list, perfectly positioning Angelica's Smile to ascent to even greater heights. A rash of burglaries has got Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, starts sending the Sicilian inspec

Jul 14, 2014
Black rock - an Eddie Dougherty mystery by McFetridge, John, 1959-, author.

Black rock - an Eddie Dougherty mystery

Jul 14, 2014
Coldsleep lullaby - a mystery by Brown, Andrew (Andrew David)

Coldsleep lullaby - a mystery

"The body of a young woman is found drifting in a river, and Detective Eberard Februarie is called in to investigate the case. A man struggling with his own demons, Eberard discovers secrets that lead him to an underworld of sexual hedonism, to the rotten core of this old university town"--

Jul 14, 2014
Cop Town - a novel by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-, author.

Cop Town - a novel

"Atlanta, 1974. It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out for the job as a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, he'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind (and a brother and uncle already

Jul 14, 2014
The Cat, the Vagabond, and the Victim - A Cats in Trouble Mystery by Sweeney, Leann

The Cat, the Vagabond, and the Victim - A Cats in Trouble Mystery

Jul 14, 2014
Candle flame - being the thirteenth of the sorrowful mysteries of Brother Athelstan by Doherty, P. C, author.

Candle flame - being the thirteenth of the sorrowful mysteries of Brother Athelstan

February, 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city's poor. When the seething unrest boils over into a bloody massacre at a splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, in which nine people, including Gaunt's tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are brutally murdered, the furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan

Jul 14, 2014
The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel

"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in ruralEngland"--

Jul 14, 2014
Crime always pays by Burke, Declan, author.

Crime always pays

Karen and Ray are on their way to the Greek islands to rendezvous with Madge and split the fat bag of cash they conned from her ex-husband Rossi when they kidnapped, well, Madge. But they've reckoned without Stephanie Doyle, the cop who can't decide if she wants to arrest Madge, shoot Rossi, or ride off into the sunset with Ray. And then there's Melody, the wannabe movie director, who's pinning all her hopes on Sleeps, the narcoleptic getaway driver who just wants to go back inside and do some s

Jul 14, 2014
Bones never lie - a novel / Kathy Reichs. by Reichs, Kathy.

Bones never lie  - a novel / Kathy Reichs.

Jul 14, 2014
Basil instinct by Costa, Shelley.

Basil instinct

"A top secret society of female chefs, Belfiere has marinated in mystery for two centuries. With its members-only tattoo and code of omerta (silence), this is not your grandmother's cooking circle. Or so Eve Angelotta thought, until her own Nonna--Miracolo's feisty owner, Maria Pia--is chosen to join their shadowy ranks. When you let fifty masked Belfiereans with a lot to hide into your dining room, can murder be far behind?" -- from author's web page.

Jul 14, 2014
Darkness, Darkness by Harvey, John

Darkness, Darkness

Jul 14, 2014
The 7th woman - a Paris homicide novel by Molay, Frédérique, 1968- author.

The 7th woman - a Paris homicide novel

"There's no rest for Paris's top criminal investigation division, La Crim'. Who is preying on women in the French capital? How can he kill again and again without leaving any clues? A serial killer is taking pleasure in a macabre ritual that leaves the police on tenterhooks. Chief of Police Nico Sirsky--a super cop with a modern-day real life, including an ex-wife, a teenage son and a budding love story--races against the clock to solve the murders as they get closer and closer to his inner circ

Jul 14, 2014
The book of souls - a Detective Inspector McLean novel by Oswald, James.

The book of souls  - a Detective Inspector McLean novel

Each year for ten years, a woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christimastime--naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancee. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake, and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree.

Jul 14, 2014
Book clubbed by Barrett, Lorna.

Book clubbed

"Cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is done reading people the riot act. After she's crushed by a fallen bookcase, the next item to be read is her last will and testament--which is packed with surprises. It soon comes to light that Betsy was hiding volumes of dark secrets behind that perpetual frown of hers--and one of them just might have been a motive for murder. While Tricia tries to help Angelica--the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president and Betsy's boss--solve th

Jul 14, 2014