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Beneath the soil by Sampson, Fay, author.

Beneath the soil

Suzie Fewings and her family are on a family-history trip when they hear a gunshot, and encounter a local farmer and his wife, who seem strangely agitated. Two days later, the wife is dead. Suzie is convinced there's more to this than meets the eye, but the police don't seem interested, and Suzie soon feels like she's being watched.

Jul 22, 2014
Mountains of the misbegotten - a Lute Bapcat mystery by Heywood, Joseph.

Mountains of the misbegotten - a Lute Bapcat mystery

"Former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat learns that the deputy warden from Ontonagon County has gone missing and must navigate one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula's most lawless places on his search"--

Jul 22, 2014
The Monogram Murders - The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Hannah, Sophie/ Christie, Agatha (CRT)

The Monogram Murders - The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Jul 22, 2014
The Minotaur's Head - An Inspector Mock Investigation by Krajewski, Marek/ Stok, Danusia (TRN)

The Minotaur's Head - An Inspector Mock Investigation

Jul 22, 2014
Last of the Independents - Vancouver Noir by Wiebe, Sam

Last of the Independents - Vancouver Noir

Jul 22, 2014
Festive in death by Robb, J. D., 1950-

Festive in death

"Eve Dallas deals with a homicide-and the holiday season-in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her

Jul 22, 2014
Death in the Dolomites - A Rick Montoya Italian Mystery by Wagner, David

Death in the Dolomites - A Rick Montoya Italian Mystery

Jul 22, 2014
Death in an ivory tower - a Dotsy Lamb travel mystery by Hudgins, Maria.

Death in an ivory tower - a Dotsy Lamb travel mystery

Dotsy's at a scholarly conference at Oxford; the subject is The Lingering Effects of the King Arthur Tales on Life in Elizabethan England. But two participants don't fit in: Dotsy has inadvertently invited a couple of New Agers from Glastonbury. Their agenda is to prove to these arrogant academics that King Arthur and Guinevere were real people. As a big surprise, Bram Fitzwaring plans to produce their royal bones. When he turns up dead, Fitzwaring-- an insulin-dependent diabetic-- appears to ha

Jul 22, 2014
By My Hand by De Giovanni, Maurizio

By My Hand

Jul 22, 2014
The good son by McLean, Russel D.

The good son

There is something rotten behind the apparent sucide of Daniel Robertson and it's about to come bursting into the life of J. McNee, a Scottish private investigator with a near-crushing level of personal baggage. James Robertson, a local farmer, finds his estranged brother's corpse hanging from a tree. The police claim suicide. But McNee is about to uncover the disturbing truth behind the death. With a pair of vicious London thugs on the move in the Scottish countryside, it's only a matter of tim

Jul 22, 2014
Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic murder - a Capital crimes novel by Bain, Donald, 1935-

Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic murder - a Capital crimes novel

"Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter Janet for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerfu

Jul 22, 2014
Maple mayhem by Crockett, Jessie, author.

Maple mayhem

"In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup--especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse. But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer... Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn't stuck in the past. She's starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Le

Jul 22, 2014
Low profile ; a Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel by Oldham, Nick, 1956- author.

Low profile ; a Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel

Responding to a desperate phone call, Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress - and only just escapes with his own life. One of the murder victims is a successful local jeweler, but the motive for his brutal killing remains unclear. Meanwhile, ex-cop Steve Flynn is unwittingly sucked into a deadly game of kidnap, torture and murder. Then, when a dangerous figure from his past emerges, Flynn finds himself slap-bang in the middle of a blood soaked race between rival f

Jul 22, 2014
Last to know by Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.), author.

Last to know

"Evening Lake: idyllic, peaceful, with a close-knit community of families who have been coming to this western Massachusetts getaway for decades. And then newcomer Lacey Havnel and her daughter Bea move in. They are nothing like the well-heeled families who populate Evening Lake. Mysterious, rough-around-the edges, they keep to themselves. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston. The Osborne family views their cottage as a way for the f

Jul 22, 2014
Body in the backyard by Craig, Elizabeth Spann

Body in the backyard

Jul 22, 2014
Blind trust - a novel by Orchard, Sandra, author.

Blind trust - a novel

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation-- and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world begins to crumble.

Jul 22, 2014
Broadchurch by Kelly, Erin, 1976- author.

Broadchurch

"In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she's been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old Danny Latimer has been found murdered on the beach.

Jul 22, 2014
Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery by Spann, Susan.

Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery

"Master ninja Hiro Hattori is trying to sleep when he has an unexpected visit from his friend Kazu, a fellow shinobi and member of the same ninja clan working undercover at the shogunate. Kazu says that Saburo, the Shogun's cousin, has been stabbed to death within the walls of the Shogun's palace with Kazu's dagger, and that though he is innocent, he fears he will be blamed for the murder. He begs Hiro's help in escaping the city. But before he can flee, Hiro and Father Mateo, the Jesuit priest

Jul 22, 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 22, 2014
Be careful what you witch for by Eastman, Dawn, author.

Be careful what you witch for

"Leaving a traumatic police career behind, Clyde Fortune has returned to her seemingly quiet hometown of Crystal Haven, Michigan. In spite of the psychic powers of its residents, there's no telling what trouble is brewing in this burg. The highlight of this year's fall festival in Crystal Haven is a bonfire with a witch's cauldron resting over it. Clyde's best friend, Diana, leads a ritual to divine the future, but it seems no one forsees that one of their own will drop dead--or that Diana will

Jul 22, 2014