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Kiss - a novel of the 87th Precinct by McBain, Ed, 1926-2005.

Kiss - a novel of the 87th Precinct

A successful businessman hires an out-of-town bodyguard to protect his wife. Several near-fatal accidents send her into the arms of police detective Steve Caralla and his partner Meyer.

Oct 25, 2014
Blacklist - a V.I. Warshawski novel by Paretsky, Sara.

Blacklist - a V.I. Warshawski novel

Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski investigates the murder of an African-American reporter and walks into a web of sex, politics, corruption, and secrecy spanning fifty years--from the McCarthy era to the Patriot Act--that could ultimately kill her.

Oct 25, 2014
The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century by

The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century

An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre's founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmothe

Oct 25, 2014
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek - a Samuel Craddock mystery by Shames, Terry.

Dead broke in Jarrett Creek - a Samuel Craddock mystery

"Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her? Craddock dis

Oct 25, 2014
Dead for a spell by Buckland, Raymond.

Dead for a spell

"March 1881. The Lyceum is abuzz with the news that American actor Edwin Booth is going to be sharing the stage with their own Shakespearean star, Henry Irving. But stage manager Harry Rivers has other matters preoccupying him. One of the regular actresses has disappeared, and after a disturbing tarot card reading, Harry's boss, Bram Stoker, is convinced that something wicked is coming their way. When the poor girl's body is found, Stoker's suspicions prove to be founded--the murder scene is rid

Oct 25, 2014
A Demon Summer by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

A Demon Summer

"In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one--particularly his wife--finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe

Oct 25, 2014
Death of a Christmas caterer by Hollis, Lee, author.

Death of a Christmas caterer

"Office Christmas parties can sometimes mean career suicide--but they rarely lead to murder. Hayley thought Garth Rawlings would be the perfect caterer for this year's bash, but when the gourmet sees her budget, he goes galloping. Unfortunately his run is short-lived. Garth is found dead on the floor of his kitchen, with his delectable creations burning in the oven. Faced with a spread of suspects, Hayley is determined to discover who would want to take out the Christmas caterer, because--no mat

Oct 25, 2014
Death at the Black Bull by Hayes, Frank, 1940-

Death at the Black Bull

"Buddy Hinton is just a good ole boy. So when he disappears after a night drinking at the Black Bull, his friends just figure he went down to Mexico to find himself a girlfriend and will eventually come back. But this case quickly becomes a homicide after the sheriff discovers the missing man floating in one of his stock tanks. For a man who wasn't known to have enemies, Buddy clearly upset someone. Figuring out who that was will require Virgil and his deputy, Jimmy, to retrace Buddy's last step

Oct 25, 2014
The Fatal Equilibrium by Jevons, Marshall

The Fatal Equilibrium

Oct 25, 2014
The life we bury by Eskens, Allen, 1963-

The life we bury

"College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after sp

Oct 25, 2014
A crafty Christmas by Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963- author.

A crafty Christmas

"Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators det

Oct 25, 2014
The potted gardener - an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C.

The potted gardener - an Agatha Raisin mystery

Beautiful newcomer Mary Fortune makes Agatha see green and wish for a chance to show off her investigating abilities--a chance she gets when a series of assaults on the town's finest gardens is followed by murder.

Oct 25, 2014
On Borrowed Time by Mckinlay, Jenn

On Borrowed Time

Oct 25, 2014
The Old Deep and Dark by Hart, Ellen, author.

The Old Deep and Dark

"Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater in downtown Minneapolis that she and her actress sister, Octavia, recently bought. Cordelia has a vision for the playhouse's future, but the more she learns about the building, the more fascinated she becomes by its past. Nicknamed "The Old Deep and Dark" because of the Prohibition-era double murder that occurred in the basement--then a speakeasy--there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls. And, to her

Oct 25, 2014
Black Thursday - a Mrs. Frugalicious shopping mystery by Hull, Linda Joffe.

Black Thursday - a Mrs. Frugalicious shopping mystery

Oct 25, 2014
The forgotten girl by Bell, David, 1969 November 17-

The forgotten girl

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abru

Oct 25, 2014
French pastry murder - a Lucy Stone mystery by Meier, Leslie, author.

French pastry murder - a Lucy Stone mystery

"Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . . Lucy alwa

Oct 25, 2014
The girl next door - a novel by Rendell, Ruth, 1930-, author.

The girl next door - a novel

"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discove

Oct 25, 2014
Ghost wanted by Hart, Carolyn G.

Ghost wanted

"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to inv

Oct 25, 2014
A Deadly Indifference by Jevons, Marshall

A Deadly Indifference

Oct 25, 2014