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Maple mayhem by Crockett, Jessie, author.

Maple mayhem

"In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup--especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse. But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer... Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn't stuck in the past. She's starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Le

Aug 16, 2014
To kill a matzo ball - a deadly deli mystery by Rosen, Delia.

To kill a matzo ball - a deadly deli mystery

When martial arts teacher Ken Chan is murdered right before her eyes, ex-Manhattanite and Jewish deli owner Gwen Katz gets some help from an eccentric new-age entrepreneur to discover if a local hate-group is responsible for the crime.

Aug 16, 2014
Spirit is willing by McCoy, Max, author.

Spirit is willing

In the Old West, murder is a way of life. But psychic detective Ophelia Wylde is dealing out her own brand of justice by talking to the victims. . .after they're dead. Ghost in the machine. It's one of the strangest trials in Colorado history. A "spirit photographer" is accused of fraud, and Ophelia Wylde agrees to examine the man's ghostly portraits and testify in court. In a sealed room, she is presented with five photographs. Four are obvious fakes. But one photo--featuring a powerful politi

Aug 16, 2014
Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery by Spann, Susan.

Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery

"Master ninja Hiro Hattori is trying to sleep when he has an unexpected visit from his friend Kazu, a fellow shinobi and member of the same ninja clan working undercover at the shogunate. Kazu says that Saburo, the Shogun's cousin, has been stabbed to death within the walls of the Shogun's palace with Kazu's dagger, and that though he is innocent, he fears he will be blamed for the murder. He begs Hiro's help in escaping the city. But before he can flee, Hiro and Father Mateo, the Jesuit priest

Aug 15, 2014
The Bad Kitty Lounge by Wiley, Michael, 1961-

The Bad Kitty Lounge

Greg Samuelson, an unassuming bookkeeper, has hired Joe Kozmarski to dig up dirt on his wife and her lover Eric Stone. But now Samuelson has taken matters into his own hands. It looks like he's torched Stone's Mercedes, killed his boss, and then shot himself, all in an hour. But as Kozmarski discovers, nothing's ever simple. Eric Stone wants to hire Kozmarski to clear Samuelson. Samuelson's dead boss, known as the Virginity Nun, has a saintly reputation but a red-hot past. And a gang led by an a

Aug 15, 2014
The devil's chair by Masters, Priscilla, author.

The devil's chair

In the peaceful setting of the National Trust near Church Stretton, south of Shrewsbury, Tracey Walsh drives herself and her four-year-old daughter, Daisy, up the remote Burway in the early hours of the morning, tragically loses control of her car and crashes into the valley below. Tracey is rushed to hospital, but where is Daisy? She has vanished, provoking an intense police search of the area around the Devil's Chair, land that is rife with legends and strange stories of witchcraft, sorcery an

Aug 15, 2014
Cookies and scream by Lowell, Virginia.

Cookies and scream

When a unique - and priceless - collection of antique cookie cutters leads to murder, Olivia Greyson, the owner of a shop specializing in all things cookie, must stir up some clues to catch a killer with a sweet tooth.

Aug 15, 2014
The cat sitter's nine lives by Clement, Blaize.

The cat sitter's nine lives

"Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John using Blaize's extensive notes and outlines for future books. This book starts off with a bang -- literally. Dixie is driving alongside the beachside road that runs through the center of her hometown when she's witness to a terrible head-on collision. Ever the hero, she springs into action and pulls one of the drivers from his car just before it explodes in flames. A li

Aug 15, 2014
Hounded by Rosenfelt, David.

Hounded

Aug 15, 2014
Herbie's game by Hallinan, Timothy.

Herbie's game

"It's everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top 'executive crook,' sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper on which he has written the names of the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to to

Aug 15, 2014
Guilty parties - a Crime Writers' Association anthology by

Guilty parties - a Crime Writers' Association anthology

Aug 15, 2014
Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic murder - a Capital crimes novel by Bain, Donald, 1935-

Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic murder - a Capital crimes novel

"Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter Janet for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerfu

Aug 15, 2014
Low profile ; a Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel by Oldham, Nick, 1956- author.

Low profile ; a Detective Superintendent Henry Christie novel

Responding to a desperate phone call, Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress - and only just escapes with his own life. One of the murder victims is a successful local jeweler, but the motive for his brutal killing remains unclear. Meanwhile, ex-cop Steve Flynn is unwittingly sucked into a deadly game of kidnap, torture and murder. Then, when a dangerous figure from his past emerges, Flynn finds himself slap-bang in the middle of a blood soaked race between rival f

Aug 15, 2014
Last to know by Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.), author.

Last to know

"Evening Lake: idyllic, peaceful, with a close-knit community of families who have been coming to this western Massachusetts getaway for decades. And then newcomer Lacey Havnel and her daughter Bea move in. They are nothing like the well-heeled families who populate Evening Lake. Mysterious, rough-around-the edges, they keep to themselves. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston. The Osborne family views their cottage as a way for the f

Aug 15, 2014
One dead cookie by Lowell, Virginia.

One dead cookie

Olivia Greyson is the proud owner of The Gingerbread House a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie and her best friend Maddie is her sidekick baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie themed parties. But a dead body on their front porch might put their bake shop in a truly sticky situation. Olivia is busy baking up special cookies for Maddies upcoming engagement party when soap star Trevor Lane shows up unexpectedly in town. It soon becomes clear that Trevor who grew up in the n

Aug 15, 2014
Everyone lies by Garrett, A. D., author.

Everyone lies

"Five years ago [DI Kate Simms] helped a colleague when she shouldn't have ... Professor Nick Fennimore is a failed genetics student, successful gambler, betting agent, crime scene officer, chemistry graduate, toxicology specialist, and one-time scientific advisor to the National Crime Faculty ... In Manchester, drug addicts are turning up dead and Simms' superior is only too pleased to hand the problem to her. Then a celebrity dies ... Another overdose victim shows up, but this time the woman h

Aug 15, 2014
The scent of death by Rowlands, Betty, author.

The scent of death

Lance Rainbird isn't one for social chit-chat, so when he fails to turn up for the evening programme of music after dinner at Justin Freeman's annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, it invites remark but no real concern. It's a lovely evening, perhaps he stepped out for some air. But the truth of the matter is rather more serious: Lance is found in the lake, drowned. Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong are part of the police investigation, a

Aug 15, 2014
Muffin but murder by Hamilton, Victoria, 1957- author.

Muffin but murder

When her party to entice some prospective buyers ends in murder, muffin maker Merry Wynter, who is saddled with the high cost of maintaining an upstate castle, must catch a killer before her plans crumble.

Aug 15, 2014
From Potter's field by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.

From Potter's field

In New York, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner, matches wits with a sadistic killer who operates in the subway tunnels. After killing a transit policeman he infiltrates the FBI's computers and sends her taunting messages while continuing to kill. The Central Park (New York) murder of a young, homeless woman on Christmas sends medical examiner Scarpetta, her friend Captain Marino, & her niece on a chase that ends in the subway. The sixth suspense thriller in an award-winning series finds

Aug 15, 2014
The White Magic Five and Dime - a Tarot mystery by Hockensmith, Steve, author.

The White Magic Five and Dime - a Tarot mystery

Much to Alanis McLachlan's surprise, her estranged con-woman mother has left her an inheritance: The White Magic Five & Dime, a shop in tiny Berdache, Arizona. Reluctantly traveling to Berdache to claim her new property, Alanis decides to stay and pick up her mother's tarot business in an attempt to find out how she died. With help from a hunky cop and her mother's live-in teenage apprentice, Alanis begins faking her way through tarot readings in order to win the confidence of her mother's clie

Aug 15, 2014