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Whiskers of the lion - an Amish-country mystery by Gaus, Paul L.

Whiskers of the lion - an Amish-country mystery

" P. L. Gaus's widely praised Amish-Country Mysteries continue to "probe the tension between the self-reliance of the Amish world and the urgencies of the English world" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In Whiskers of the Lion, Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding a young Amish woman on the run from a murderous drug ring so she can testify in federal court. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare of a deadly lion, the Holmes County sheriff finds himself torn between allegiance

Apr 17, 2015
Manhattan in miniature by Grace, Margaret, 1937-

Manhattan in miniature

As soon as Gerry Porter and her granddaughter, Maddie, 11, land in New York City, there are signs of trouble. Gerry is pulled in opposite directions by her two friends: Cynthia Bishop, who wants Gerry to investigate her aunt's recent death; and Bebe Mellon, who expects Gerry to spend the week helping her fulfill a work assignment at a giant crafts fair. Gerry and Maddie manage to keep everyone happy, accomplishing what the 35,000-strong NYPD failed to do.

Apr 17, 2015
Pride v. prejudice by Hess, Joan, author.

Pride v. prejudice

"Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in ALL CAPS. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her longtime beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there's but one thing that rem

Apr 17, 2015
The other side of midnight by St. James, Simone.

The other side of midnight

"London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own se;ances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead-at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into

Apr 17, 2015
Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery - a novel by Fletcher, Jessica, author.

Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery - a novel

"Jessica may not know everything about food, but she knows what she likes--and she definitely likes the Fin & Claw restaurant. Opened last summer by young couple Brad and Marcie, the Fin & Claw is their dream come true, combining Marcie's sunny personality with Brad's deft hand in the kitchen. But now their dream is turning into a nightmare. Ge´rard "Pepe" Leboeuf is a renowned New York City restaurateur who has a summer home in Cabot Cove. And now he's decided to open two new restaurants th

Apr 17, 2015
Vixen - A Nameless Detective Novel by Pronzini, Bill

Vixen - A Nameless Detective Novel

Apr 17, 2015
St. Paul conspiracy by Stelljes, Roger

St. Paul conspiracy

Apr 17, 2015
Wedding duress by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Wedding duress

While preparing for her upcoming nuptials, librarian Tori Sinclair must help a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle unravel the mystery surrounding the death of her former nanny who took a fatal fall in her new employer's home.

Apr 17, 2015
A sticky situation by Crockett, Jessie.

A sticky situation

"Aunt Hazel isn't exactly sweet, but she's not the one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town's opera house, but their contractor, Russ Collins, seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. His latest one is a killer. In the opera house basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town's money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner's bones also

Apr 17, 2015
Whispering shadows - a novel by Sendker, Jan-Philipp, author.

Whispering shadows - a novel

"American expat Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul's marriage unravels in the fallout. Now Paul is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth's son is found dead in

Apr 17, 2015
A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers by Lister, Michael, 1968- author.

A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers

"Someone is killing cops with their own guns. On their way to finding out who and why, Merrick McKnight and Reggie Summers discover there's no justice quite like small town-justice and sometimes the best you can hope for is a certain kind of retribution."--

Apr 17, 2015
12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Bowen, Gail, 1942- author.

12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery

"Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre -- a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes

Apr 17, 2015
The cat sitter's whiskers by Clement, Blaize.

The cat sitter's whiskers

"Set in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida, THE CAT SITTER'S WHISKERS catches up with Dixie as she heads off for work one morning in the dimly lit hours before sunrise. Her very first client of the morning is Barney Feldman, a Maine coon cat with a reputation for mischief who's guarding his vacationing owner's valuable collection of decidedly creepy antique masks. But someone's hiding in the house when she arrives, and they sneak up and knock her out cold. When the cops arrive at

Apr 17, 2015
The body in the belfry by Page, Katherine Hall.

The body in the belfry

Ex-Manhattanite Faith Fairchild copes not only with the culture shock of the Massachusetts village in which she, her minister husband, and their baby have settled, but with the shock of finding a woman's body in the church's belfry.

Apr 17, 2015
The blue and the grey by Trow, M. J., author.

The blue and the grey

"Matthew Grand, a former captain in the Union army, arrives in London to track down the last conspirator behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and teams up with journalist James Batchelor to investigate a series of killings that may be connected tothe assassination."--

Apr 17, 2015
The big nowhere by Ellroy, James, 1948-

The big nowhere

Set in Los Angeles in the 1950s as the Red scare blazes, three men--an unheeded deputy, an opportunist D.A.'s assistant, and a high-rolling pimp--become immersed in a nightmarish reality.

Apr 17, 2015
The angel court affair - a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Perry, Anne.

The angel court affair - a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel

"When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unrave

Apr 17, 2015
Manhattan Mayhem - New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America by Clark, Mary Higgins (EDT)/ Child, Lee (CON)/ Ode, Eric/ Cook, Thomas H. (CON)/ Parker, T. Jefferson (CON)

Manhattan Mayhem - New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

Apr 17, 2015
Once Burned - A Jack Mcmorrow Mystery by Boyle, Gerry

Once Burned - A Jack Mcmorrow Mystery

Apr 17, 2015
Kill me, darling - a Mike Hammer novel / Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. by Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.

Kill me, darling - a Mike Hammer novel / Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.

The course of true love never did run smooth for PI Mike Hammer. His secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him without explanation, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered, an old cop who once worked with Velda on the NYPD Vice Squad. What's more, Mike's pal Captain Pat Chambers has discovered that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn. Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of

Apr 17, 2015