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Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s.

Dec 1, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author. Chaos - a Scarpetta novel

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director a

Dec 1, 2016
Bury me when I'm dead by Head, Cheryl A., author. Bury me when I'm dead

"Charlene "Charlie" Mack is a PI in Detroit. Born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, but she secretly struggles with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer's. When Charlie and her crack team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a rout

Dec 1, 2016
Bodies politic by Wishart, David, 1952- Bodies politic

Dec 1, 2016
At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery by L'Etoile, James, author. At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery

Dec 1, 2016
The angel - a Grand and Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author. The angel - a Grand and Batchelor Victorian mystery

"June 1870. The world-famous author Charles Dickens has been found dead in his summerhouse where he had been hard at work on his final, unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Did he die of natural causes -- or is there something more sinister behind his sudden demise? George Sala, Dickens' biographer, is convinced his friend was murdered -- and he has hired private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor to prove it. Could Dickens' death have something to do with his unconventiona

Dec 1, 2016
We wish you a murderous Christmas by Delany, Vicki, 1951- author. We wish you a murderous Christmas

It's Christmastime three hundred sixty-five days a year in Rudolph, New York, and as Christmas Day approaches, shop owner Merry Wilkinson is enjoying a rare evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she runs into owners Grace and Jack Olsen. With Jack's health failing, Merry is relieved to hear that his son Gord will be taking over the day-to-day running of the Inn. But then Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn, and Merry and the other shopkeepers start to fret about

Nov 29, 2016
A voice in the night by Camilleri, Andrea, author. A voice in the night

"Two deaths lead Inspector Montalbano into investigations of corruption and power in the twentieth installment of the New York Times bestselling series. Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in G

Nov 29, 2016
Unjustified by Dunn, Valerie Kossew, author. Unjustified

"There is no question about it: Professor Godfrey Mitchell is dead. His body is slumped behind his desk. His upholstered chair is splattered with blood and bits of brain. Immediately below the lifeless fingers of his right hand, a gun lies on the Oriental carpet. No one knows who murdered the professor and why. Detectives Jackson Blaustein and Dina Barrett of the Connecticut Major Crime Squad have their work cut out for them as clues seem to lead nowhere. Far from beloved, the best-selling autho

Nov 29, 2016
Turbo twenty-three - a Stephanie Plum novel by Evanovich, Janet. author. Turbo twenty-three - a Stephanie Plum novel

In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again . Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body--frozen solid and covered in chocolate and ch

Nov 29, 2016
Too hot to handel - another John Pickett Mystery by South, Sheri Cobb, author. Too hot to handel - another John Pickett Mystery

When a rash of jewel thefts strikes London, magistrate Patrick Colquhoun resolves to deploy his Bow Street Runners to put a stop to the thefts. The Russian Princess Olga Fyodorovna is to attend aproduction of Handel's Esther at Drury Lane Theatre,where she will wear a magnificent diamond necklace. The entire Bow Street force will be stationed at various locations around the theatre--including John Pickett, who will occupy a box directly across the theatre from the princess. In order to preserve

Nov 29, 2016
Storm cell by DuBois, Brendan, author. Storm cell

In his tenth outing, retired intelligence analyst Lewis Cole faces his most daunting challenge yet: Trying to save his friend Felix Tinios from being sent to death row after a conviction on first degree murder--but Felix refuses to accept Lewis' assistance. Felix is being charged for the brutal murder of a local businessman--witnesses place him at the location; the recovered murder weapon belonged to Felix; and his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. It seems to be the proverbial open-and

Nov 29, 2016
Stone coffin - a mystery by Eriksson, Kjell, 1953- author. Stone coffin - a mystery

"On a sunny morning in June, a young woman and her six-year old daughter are run over by a car on the road to Uppsala. Both are killed immediately. Is it an accident, or did someone kill them on purpose? The same morning the husband of the deceased young woman disappears. During the police investigation, it turns out that the husband had recently bought a property in the Dominican Republic, something that nobody knew about. A few days later a macabre discovery is made in a forest nearby."--

Nov 29, 2016
Mary Russell's war - and other stories of suspense by King, Laurie R., author. Mary Russell's war - and other stories of suspense

"A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. Since the first book-length "memoir" appeared in 1994, famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old. With this collection, nine previously published short stories and one never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery are brought together for the first time.."--Page 4 of cover.

Nov 29, 2016
Laura by Caspary, Vera, 1899-1987. Laura

"Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hard-boiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?"--Publisher's Website.

Nov 29, 2016
Kindred in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- Kindred in death

The NYPSD's recently promoted captain returns home from a much-needed holiday only to discover his daughter, Deena, has been brutally murdered. The crime scene is so horrific that even New York's toughest cop, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, struggles to stomach the carnage. Determined to bring Deena's killer to justice, Dallas takes to the streets, only to find that the culprit is unmatchably clever.

Nov 29, 2016
The iron water - an Inspector Tom Harper novel by Nickson, Chris, author. The iron water - an Inspector Tom Harper novel

Two macabre discoveries in a single morning present an intriguing challenge for Detective Inspector Tom Harper Leeds, England. July, 1893. D.I. Tom Harper is witnessing the demonstration of a devastating new naval weapon, the torpedo, at Roundhay Park. The explosion brings up a body in the lake, a rope lashed tightly around its waist. At the same time, dredging operations in the River Aire are disrupted when a woman's severed leg floats to the water's surface, still clad in its stocking and boot

Nov 29, 2016
The inheritance by Finch, Charles (Charles B.), author. The inheritance

"A mysterious bequest of money leads to a murder in this new novel in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series whose last installment The New York Times called "a sterling addition to this well-polished series." Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way in

Nov 29, 2016
Inherit the bones by Littlejohn, Emily, author. Inherit the bones

"Secrets and lies can't stay buried forever in Cedar Valley. In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town's meadows and fields. And in the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, time passes and the lies, like the aspens and evergreens that surround the town, take root and spread deep. Now, someone has uncovered the lies, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma M

Nov 29, 2016
Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery by Freed, David, 1954- author. Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery

"A notorious, international big game hunter and his beautiful, former flight attendant wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming--until rumors begin to surface that others may have had the

Nov 29, 2016

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