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The kill fee by Smith, Fiona Veitch, 1970- author. The kill fee

"Do you know who that is, Poppy?" asked Delilah. "I do indeed." "So what does it feel like to dance in the arms of an assassin?" Poppy Denby's star is on the rise. Now the Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, she covers an exhibition of Russian Art at the Crystal Palace. A shot rings out, leaving a guard injured and an empty pedestal in the place of the largest Faberg Egg in the collection. The egg itself is valuable, but more so are the secrets it contains within - secrets that cou

Dec 9, 2016
Ill met by murder. by Duncan, Elizabeth J. Ill met by murder.

Dec 9, 2016
Glow of death by Cleland, Jane K., author. Glow of death

"After delightedly appraising a genuine Tiffany lamp for a wealthy, Rock Point couple, Josie Prescott is dismayed when the wife is killed and she learns that both the identity of the victim and the story about the lamp were carefully constructed lies. Angry about being deceived, Josie digs for the truth, and discovers the case is far more complicated than she imagined." --

Dec 9, 2016
The glass key by Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961. The glass key

Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him?

Dec 9, 2016
The gift of darkness by Giambanco, V. M., author. The gift of darkness

"In Seattle's upscale Blueridge neighborhood, James Sinclair, his wife Anne, and their two small boys are found brutally murdered in their home. Their bodies are carefully laid out: blindfolded, hands tied, and crosses drawn in blood across their foreheads. Above the bedroom door, the words "thirteen days" are scratched into the frame. At the same time, a card with the words "thirteen days" written on it is delivered to the office of powerful lawyer Nathan Quinn, a partner at Sinclair's law firm

Dec 9, 2016
The gentleman from Japan by Church, James, 1947- author. The gentleman from Japan

"James Church's Inspector O novels have been hailed as "crackling good" (The Washington Post). Now Church--a former Western intelligence officer who pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of North Korea in a way that no one else can--comes roaring back with an unputdownable new novel. A Spanish factory near Barcelona is secretly producing--under the guise of a dumpling maker--a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence has gotten wind of this and believes that t

Dec 9, 2016
Forgotten city - a Claire Codella mystery by Smith, Carrie, author. Forgotten city - a Claire Codella mystery

Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, NYPD Detective Claire Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case investigating the suspicious death of a Broadway legend.

Dec 9, 2016
Don't turn out the lights by Minier, Bernard, author. Don't turn out the lights

""You did nothing." Christine Steinmeyer thought the anonymous suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve wasn't meant for her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise. Bit by bit, strange things keep happening ... it's as if someone has taken control of her life. Everything holding Christine's life together crumbles until all that is left is an unimaginable nightmare. Martin Servaz is on leave in a clinic for depressed cops, haunted by his childhood sweeth

Dec 9, 2016
Digging up the dirt by James, Miranda. author. Digging up the dirt

"An'gel and Dickce Ducote, busy with plans for the Athena Garden Club's spring tour of grand old homes, are having trouble getting the other club members to help. The rest of the group is all a-flutter now that dashing and still-eligible Hadley Partridge is back to restore his family mansion. But the idle chatter soon turns deadly serious when a body turns up on the Partridge estate after a storm."--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 9, 2016
Deeds of darkness by Marston, Edward, author. Deeds of darkness

June 1916. When a young woman is murdered in a darkened cinema, DI Harvey Marmion and his partner Sergeant Joe Keedy find themselves faced with a killer with no qualms about slaying his victims in public, or in displaying them where they will be easily found. And in the darkness provided by the blackouts, a murderer can strike with seeming impunity. When another body is discovered, bearing a striking resemblance to the first, panic begins to grip the city. For Marmion, the pressures of the inves

Dec 9, 2016
Death comes to the fair by Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author. Death comes to the fair

It's harvest time in the village of Kurland St. Mary as Miss Lucy Harrington and Major Sir Robert Kurland prepare to take their vows--but a murderer has taken an unseasonable vow of vengeance, crushing the church verger with a stone gargoyle.

Dec 9, 2016
Deadly dog days by Blair, Jamie M., author. Deadly dog days

Dec 9, 2016
Dark fissures by Coyle, Matt. Dark fissures

La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced PI Rick Cahill killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that is piling up says murder, and it all points to Rick. With the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes the case of country singer Brianne Colton, who is convinced her estranged husband&#x;s suicide was really murder. As each new piece of evidence convinces him she&#x;s right, Rick breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne-- even as he begins to

Dec 9, 2016
The dark by Giambanco, V. M. The dark

In the sequel to the riveting The Gift of Darkness, echoes of the decades-old Hoh River Boys kidnapping and murder continue to haunt Seattle Homicide Detective Alice Madison. After the nightmarish showdown in the woods with the madman Harry Salinger, Madison, and the surviving Hoh River Boys, attorney Nathan Quinn and his now-imprisoned client John Cameron are bound together by the experience, which changed all their lives forever. But the nightmare isn't over, especially for Quinn, whose younge

Dec 9, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s.

This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1930s and 40s, presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the

Dec 9, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s.

Dec 9, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author. Chaos - a Scarpetta novel

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director a

Dec 9, 2016
Bury me when I'm dead by Head, Cheryl A., author. Bury me when I'm dead

"Charlene "Charlie" Mack is a PI in Detroit. Born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, but she secretly struggles with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer's. When Charlie and her crack team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a rout

Dec 9, 2016
Brazen - a Valentino mystery by Estleman, Loren D., author. Brazen - a Valentino mystery

"A killer is reenacting the deaths of Hollywood's blond bombshells, and Valentino must stop him before it's too late in Loren D. Estleman's Brazen. UCLA film archivist and sometime film detective Valentino doesn't take friend and former actress Beata Limerick very seriously when she tells him that she quit acting because of the curse on blond actresses. Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Thelma Todd, Sharon Tate... they all had more fun, but none of them made it out of the business alive, and acco

Dec 9, 2016
Bodies politic by Wishart, David, 1952- Bodies politic

Dec 9, 2016

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