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Assault and pepper by Budewitz, Leslie, author.

Assault and pepper

"Spice and tea shop owner Pepper Reece finds herself steeped in a murder investigation when a panhandler named Doc is found dead on her store's doorstep and her employee, Tory Finch, is accused of the crime."--

Mar 2, 2015
Borrowed crime by Cass, Laurie, author.

Borrowed crime

When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she's worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she's determined to keep her patrons -- and Eddie's fans --happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn't see Eddie. The library director doesn't exactly know about the bookmobile's furry co-pilot.

Mar 2, 2015
The buried life by Patel, Carrie, author.

The buried life

"The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation - Recoletta's top-secret historical research facility. When a second high-profile murder threatens the very fabric of city society, Malone and her rookie partner Rafe Sundar must tread carefully, lest they fall victim to not only the criminals they seek, but

Mar 2, 2015
The burning gates by Bilal, Parker, 1960- author.

The burning gates

In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, a powerful art dealer known as Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets and alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he soon finds out that this side of the

Mar 2, 2015
Cat out of hell by Truss, Lynne.

Cat out of hell

"For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he’s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister’s kitchen staring at the only witness to what’s happened to her – her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he’s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking . . . and that much of wh

Mar 2, 2015
The edge of dreams by Bowen, Rhys, author.

The edge of dreams

"Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig

Mar 2, 2015
Firebreak by Fields, Tricia, author.

Firebreak

"Texas is experiencing its worst season of wildfires in a decade, forcing police chief Josie Gray to evacuate the citizens of Artemis. Not everyone makes it out alive, however. In the fire's wake, she discovers the body of someone who never left town, lying dead in the house of a local country music singer. Beside the body lies a syringe carrying traces of heroin. It seems as if the deceased nodded off and then missed the evacuation. But as Josie learns more about the unfortunate victim, she beg

Mar 2, 2015
Guilty waters by Masters, Priscilla, author.

Guilty waters

The disappearance of two French girls in a Staffordshire beauty spot signals a tough new case for Detective Joanna Piercy. Ce´cile Bellange is a worried mother. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Annabelle and her friend Dorothe´e left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but it's now September and the only contact from them is a postcard sent from the picturesque setting of Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire three months ago. Meanwhile, in England, brothers Martin and James Stuart find a n

Mar 2, 2015
Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel by McKinty, Adrian.

Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel

"Belfast, 1985, amidst the "Troubles": Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), struggles with burn-out as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter die

Mar 2, 2015
The hidden man by Blake, Robin, 1948-

The hidden man

"Blake continues the series Booklist calls "a solid winner" with a darkly rich mystery centered on an apparent suicide that leads Cragg and Fidelis down a treacherous path.The year is 1742, and the people of Preston are looking forward to their ancient once-every-twenty-years festival of merriment and excess, the Preston Guild. But the prospect darkens as the town plunges into a financial crisis caused by the death of pawnbroker and would-be banker Philip Pimbo, shot behind the locked door of hi

Mar 2, 2015
Dying for a cupcake by Swanson, Denise

Dying for a cupcake

Returning home to Shadow Bend, Missouri where she hopes to launch her new line of cupcakes, Kizzy Cutler finds her plans derailed by the strange death of her assistant and several attempts on her own life, which makes her realize that someone is not so sweet on her return.

Mar 2, 2015
Definitely dead - an empty nest mystery by Winston, Lois.

Definitely dead - an empty nest mystery

"When her career is outsourced to Asia, fledgling romance author and empty-nester Gracie Elliott wants a job that will allow her time to write. So she opens Relatively Speaking, becoming a wing woman to the senior set. Since her clients need several hours each morning to find their teeth, lube their creaky joints, and deal with lower GI necessities, and they always turn in after the early bird specials, she has plenty of time to pen her future bestsellers. Gracie deliberately avoids mentioning h

Mar 2, 2015
Acts of Faith by Wynn, Patricia.

Acts of Faith

In the summer of 1716, as King George celebrates victory over the Jacobite rebels, waiting-woman Hester Kean is sent into Yorkshire to ready her cousin Mary for life at Court. She befriends a fellow passenger on the stage, a neighbor of her cousins, who turns out to be a Roman Catholic, coming home after receiving an illegal education in France. When they arrive to learn that his father has been murdered, Hester's efforts to help are stymied by the secrecy under which Catholics are forced to liv

Mar 2, 2015
Death wears a beauty mask and other stories. by Clark, Mary Higgins.

Death wears a beauty mask and other stories.

Mar 2, 2015
As Gouda as dead by Aames, Avery, author.

As Gouda as dead

Providence, Ohio is celebrating Valentine's Day with a week full of events. While her cheese shop sells heart-shaped cheeses, Charlotte Bessette is set to walk down the aisle, but a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiance's farm, causing the couple to reconsider the timing of the wedding.

Mar 2, 2015
Freezer burn by Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-

Freezer burn

A robber on the run in Texas is given a job in a freak show by the kind owner of a travelling circus. The robber repays the man's kindness by sleeping with his wife and plotting with her to murder him.

Mar 2, 2015
How a Gunman Says Goodbye by Mackay, Malcolm

How a Gunman Says Goodbye

Mar 2, 2015
Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R.

Dreaming spies - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies when she comes face-to-face with a young Japanese woman who is not all that she seems.

Mar 2, 2015
By book or by crook - a lighthouse library mystery by Gates, Eva, author.

By book or by crook - a lighthouse library mystery

Mar 2, 2015
A healthy homicide by McLaughlin, Staci, author.

A healthy homicide

"Normally the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, California, would welcome a little healthy competition. But it's no day at the spa when the rivalry with their chic opponent turns lethal. . . Blossom Valley is abuzz with excitement over The Pampered Life, a brand new spa with a trendy menu of decadent services and employees who look like they jumped off the pages of a fashion magazine--and Dana Lewis is worried it could ruin business. But when the swanky spa's owner is drowned in

Mar 2, 2015