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Every crooked nanny by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Every crooked nanny

"After ten years of cleaning up Atlanta's streets, former cop Callahan Garrity trades in her badge for a broom and buys herself a housekeeping business. She's on the job when her clients discover that their pretty nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared ... along with jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. ... it's going to require some industrial-strength sleuthing on Callahan's part if she wants to solve--and survive--this one."--Page 4 of cover.

Nov 23, 2014
Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

A used car salesman sells a Florida waitress a lemon and before she can return it, the car is stolen as part of an insurance scam. Eventually she finds the car with the salesman inside, dead. So begins a comic mystery featuring reporter Jeff Cantrell. By the author of Heart Trouble.

Nov 23, 2014
Bloody politics by Sefton, Maggie.

Bloody politics

"The jogger's throat was cut, leaving a pool of blood on the pedestrian path. Molly Malone could tell by the neon yellow running shoe dangling off the end of the stretcher that the body belonged to her friend Natasha Jorgenson. A junior congressional staffer, Natasha was on her way to meet with Molly to hand over important research on an international banking bill. Natasha was the third person who knew about the research to die. Molly fears she won't be the last. As she and her colleagues are ta

Nov 23, 2014
Murder at the margin - a Henry Spearman mystery by Jevons, Marshall, author.

Murder at the margin - a Henry Spearman mystery

Nov 23, 2014
The moor - Mary Russell novel by King, Laurie R.

The moor - Mary Russell novel

Twenty years after he solved the case of the hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes returns to Dartmoor to investigate a murder and another sighting of the hound. On this occasion he is accompanied by his wife, Mary Russell, who narrates.

Nov 23, 2014
By cook or by crook by Corrigan, Maya.

By cook or by crook

Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has traded in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the Chesapeake Bay. Living with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the tourist town of Bayport is hardly glamorous, but she enjoys working at the Cool Down Cafe at the local fitness club, and she finally has time to work on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club's patrons is found dead, she'll have to cook up a scheme to find the kille

Nov 23, 2014
The tainted coin by Starr, Melvin R.

The tainted coin

Nov 23, 2014
White Ginger by Robinson, Thatcher, 1952-

White Ginger

Armed with Buddhist philosophy and wicked knife skills, Bai Jiang works at being a better person by following her conscience, while struggling with what she likes to think of as "aggressive assertiveness."

Nov 23, 2014
Sons of Sparta by Siger, Jeffrey, author.

Sons of Sparta

"Did the warriors of ancient Sparta simply vanish without a trace along with their city, or did they find sanctuary at the tip of the mountainous Peloponnese? That stark, unforgiving region's roots today run deep with a history of pirates, highwaymen, and neighbors ferociously repelling any foreigner foolishly bent on occupying this part of Greece. Less well- recorded are the Mani's families' strict code of honor and their history of endless vendettas with neighbors and with their own relatives.

Nov 23, 2014
The laws of murder by Finch, Charles (Charles B.)

The laws of murder

"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend,

Nov 23, 2014
O Jerusalem by King, Laurie R.

O Jerusalem

In 1919, Sherlock Holmes and his future wife Mary Russell are smuggled into Palestine under cover of darkness. Disguised as Arabs they foil a Turkish plot to regain control of Jerusalem from the British.

Nov 23, 2014
Bad country - a novel by McKenzie, C. B.

Bad country - a novel

"The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border j

Nov 23, 2014
Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.

Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel

Scarpetta finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. Then she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno-genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta's own flesh and blood.

Nov 23, 2014
The man with the lead stomach by Parot, Jean-François.

The man with the lead stomach

2nd Nicolas Le Floch investigation - a sinister death at the opera reveals something rotten at the French court.

Nov 23, 2014
N is for noose by Grafton, Sue, author.

N is for noose

Nov 23, 2014
Want you dead by James, Peter, 1948- author.

Want you dead

"Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe? In Peter James' Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself tur

Nov 23, 2014
Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-

Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Assisting her friend's efforts to turn an abandoned mill into a museum, curator Chloe Ellefson investigates the discovery of a body in a grain chute, while back home her boyfriend uncovers dangerous secrets in the wake of a fellow officer's death.

Nov 23, 2014
A tightly raveled mind by Lawson, Diane.

A tightly raveled mind

"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband

Nov 23, 2014
A noble radiance by Leon, Donna.

A noble radiance

An unassuming uninhabited farmhouse in the Italian countryside delivers up its gruesome secret when its overgrown grounds are cleared for the first time in decades. What is left of the decomposing body is of little help to the urgently summoned Brunetti...until a distinctively valuable signet ring, found nearby, links the mangled remains to a kidnapped scion of Venetian aristocracy.

Nov 23, 2014
Scratched by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)

Scratched

"As Algy Temple, the deft pool player, sleuth, and Ivy League university lawyer, investigates the suspicious death of a retired professor, it coincides with his involvement in a high stakes pool tournament in Providence, where old world shadows hang heavily in the air. Unexpectedly, he finds himself on a path that leads him to Rome and the Boot of Italy where he confronts the dreaded 'Ndrangheta crime family and discovers a past haunted by vendetta and conspiracy. Mobsters and shylocks, a Ponzi

Nov 23, 2014