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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 24, 2014
A midwinter's tail - a magical cats mystery by Kelly, Sofie, 1958- author.

A midwinter's tail - a magical cats mystery

"Winter in Mayville Heights is busy and not just because of the holidays. Kathleen is hard at work organizing a benefit to raise money for the library's popular Reading Buddies program. She has her hands full hosting the event. And when a guest at the gala drops dead, her magical cats, Owen and Hercules, will have their paws full helping her solve a murder. The victim is the ex of town rascal Burtis Chapman, but she hasn't lived in the area in years. And though everybody is denying knowledge of

Oct 24, 2014
Lost under a ladder - a superstition mystery by Johnston, Linda O.

Lost under a ladder - a superstition mystery

"Rory Chasen's fiance´ died and she had a hard time coming to terms with his unfortunate death. Was he hit by the car because he walked under a ladder moments before? Rory's best friend introduces her to a town called Destiny where superstitions are a way of life. Rory visits to find answers, receives a job offer at the Lucky Dog Boutique and later is caught up in the murder of a business owner. A boutique's owner is the prime suspect but Rory can't believe sweet Martha would do it, she's convin

Oct 24, 2014
Stages of grey by Simon, Clea, author.

Stages of grey

Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As

Oct 24, 2014
The Neruda case by Ampuero, Roberto, 1953-

The Neruda case

Oct 24, 2014
Thoreau at Devil's Perch by Oak, B. B.

Thoreau at Devil's Perch

"Henry David Thoreau leaves the seclusion of Walden Pond to help investigate a series of murders in the first in B. B. Oak's fascinating new historical mystery series, set against the bucolic backdrop of 19th century New England."--Cover p.[4]

Oct 24, 2014
Over my dead body by Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.

Over my dead body

Nero Wolfe refuses to accept a case concerning a girl accused of stealing diamonds, until he learns she claims to be his daughter.

Oct 24, 2014
Straight pool - [an Algy Temple mystery] by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)

Straight pool - [an Algy Temple mystery]

"The charred body of a native american in the ashes of Haversham Golf Club, Westerly's swank new country club, is the impetus for a mystery far removed from Carter University's latest skirmish with Providence's mendacious Mayor Sonny Russo. But in Rhode Island, anything can get connected. When persuaded to aid the hapless Club Secretary accused of negligence and self dealing in the aftermath of the fire, Algy Temple finds himself confronting his family's involvement in the harsh reality of Rhode

Oct 24, 2014
To dwell in darkness - a novel by Crombie, Deborah.

To dwell in darkness - a novel

"In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P. D. James, New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder. Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new murder investigation team are called to a deadly bombing

Oct 24, 2014
Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-

Tradition of deceit - a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Oct 24, 2014
Wouldn't it be deadly - an Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery by Ireland, D. E.

Wouldn't it be deadly - an Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery

"Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess--Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard's prime suspect. However

Oct 24, 2014
The haunting ballad by Nethercott, Michael.

The haunting ballad

"The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist. Having taken over his father's PI business, Lee enlists O'Nelligan, a dapper Irishman with a flair for solving mysteries, to help catch a killer. Now, in Michael Nethercott's The Haunting Ballad, this sleuthing "odd couple" are back in another witty, charming, and wonderfully written mystery, this time set in 1957 in the burgeoning m

Oct 24, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to ac

Oct 24, 2014
Money to burn - a Casey Jones mystery by Munger, Katy.

Money to burn - a Casey Jones mystery

When one of her favorite clients turns up dead, tough female private detective Casey Jones vows to find the killer, following a dangerous trail that leads her into the exclusive haunts of North Carolina's social elite as she confronts enemies who will do anything to stop her.

Oct 24, 2014
The question of the missing head - an Asperger's mystery by Copperman, E. J., 1957-

The question of the missing head - an Asperger's mystery

Oct 24, 2014
Ho-ho-homicide by Dunnett, Kaitlyn.

Ho-ho-homicide

While spending a week at her friend's Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of "accidents," and a strange maze of trees.

Oct 24, 2014
Indelible by Helton, Peter, author.

Indelible

Oct 24, 2014
In the paths of righteousness by Viguie, Debbie

In the paths of righteousness

Oct 24, 2014
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Barron, Stephanie.

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas

"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been

Oct 24, 2014
Mrs. Malory and the festival murder by Holt, Hazel

Mrs. Malory and the festival murder

Oct 24, 2014