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Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery by Webb, Betty, author.

Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery

Nov 27, 2014
The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery by Carl, JoAnna.

The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery

"Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose-and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier's most hated clown.... Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson's balloons. But it's been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody's moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe's shuttered tourist trap, and it's giving her delicious idea

Nov 27, 2014
The burning room - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.

The burning room - a novel

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Nov 27, 2014
The burglar on the prowl by Block, Lawrence.

The burglar on the prowl

Antiquarian book dealer and fashionable thief Bernie Rhodenbarr once again indulges his appetite for breaking and entering in his never-ending quest for fun and profit.

Nov 27, 2014
Lickety-split - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Lickety-split - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

The golden years of ex-AP reporter Kicklighter are at best gilded. For him, making ends meet is a full-time job: clipping coupons, eating at odds hours to avail himself of early-bird specials, engineering senior citizen discounts on everything he can. Not that his life is all work, however. When winter rolls around, life at Truman's home, the Fountain of Youth Residential Hotel, in St. Petersburg, takes on a festive air as a passel of old friends from up north arrive for the winter and the local

Nov 27, 2014
The adventure of the plated spoon and other tales of Sherlock Holmes by Estleman, Loren D., author.

The adventure of the plated spoon and other tales of Sherlock Holmes

Nov 27, 2014
Safari by Hall, Parnell, author.

Safari

Reluctantly embarking on a group safari trip to Zambia, Stanley Hastings finds himself at the mercy of a reckless hunter guide who enjoys encounters with dangerous animals before suspicious accidents begin plaguing fellow tourists.

Nov 27, 2014
The pyramid - the first Wallander cases by Mankell, Henning, 1948-

The pyramid - the first Wallander cases

Collects five mystery stories that detail Kurt Wallander's journey from a twenty-one-year-old rookie police officer to a first-rate detective.

Nov 27, 2014
The phantom of the Rue Royale by Parot, Jean-François.

The phantom of the Rue Royale

Nov 27, 2014
Mrs. Malory and the festival murder by Holt, Hazel, 1928- author.

Mrs. Malory and the festival murder

Nov 27, 2014
The fatal equilibrium by Jevons, Marshall.

The fatal equilibrium

Nov 27, 2014
A deadly indifference by Jevons, Marshall, author.

A deadly indifference

Nov 27, 2014
Bed of nails by Varenne, Antonin, 1973-

Bed of nails

"When John Nichols arrives to identify the body of an old friend, he is immediately caught up in the detritus of Alan Musgrave's life, the side of Paris the tourists don't see, where everyone has a past but very few count on a future. But what can he expect from a man who bled to death in his own excruciating S&M stage show? Now there's a maverick police lieutenant on the prowl who thinks that Musgrave's suicide was murder. Gue´rin might not look like much, but he's one of the few honest office

Nov 27, 2014
And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery by Flora, Kate, 1949-

And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery

"A boy rapping on his car window summons Portland police detective Joe Burgess to a fire at a nearby mosque, where he finds a screaming woman and her baby locked in a closet. The baby dies. The very young mother survives, but suffers from traumatic muteness. She has no ID and no one has reported her missing. Autopsy shows the gravely ill baby would have needed surgery to survive. Burgess suspects someone was trying to keep mother and baby away from hospitals that might have asked questions. As B

Nov 27, 2014
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Fossum, Karin, 1954-

The murder of Harriet Krohn

"On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler who's only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in his hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter Julie's forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman's antique silver collection. What he doesn't expect is for her to put up a fight. The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver m

Nov 27, 2014
Mrs. Pollifax on the China station by Gilman, Dorothy, 1923-2012.

Mrs. Pollifax on the China station

Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Brunswick, NJ goes as a tourist to China for the CIA. She must act as cover for a CIA agent she is not permitted to know, with the ultimate aim of extricating Mr. X, a political prisoner in China.

Nov 27, 2014
Soul of the fire by Pattison, Eliot, author.

Soul of the fire

"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commis

Nov 27, 2014
Sister Eve, private eye by Hinton, J. Lynne, author.

Sister Eve, private eye

"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest

Nov 27, 2014
A virtuous death by Trent, Christine, author.

A virtuous death

"Queen Victoria, still mourning her long-dead husband Prince Albert, has found solace in John Brown, an enigmatic palace servant who dabbles in the occult and keeps the grieving queen entertained with his tarot card readings. Undertaker Violet Harper is invited to attend one of Mr. Brown's infamous readings, during which he implies that Buckingham Palace will soon be shrouded in death's dark veil. Well acquainted with death, Violet shrugs him off as a charlatan--until his sinister divinations be

Nov 27, 2014
A New York Christmas - a novel by Perry, Anne.

A New York Christmas - a novel

"Anne Perry's new Christmas novel is an irresistible tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. For the first time, Perry's annual yuletide offering is set in New York City--a sparkling young metropolis bursting with life, promise, and subtle menace. The year is 1904. Twenty-three-year-old Jemima Pitt, the daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police, is crossing the Atlantic as companion to Delphinia Cardew, who is to marry the aristocratic B

Nov 27, 2014