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No comfort for the lost - a mystery of old San Francisco by Herriman, Nancy.

No comfort for the lost - a mystery of old San Francisco

A courageous nurse and a war-scarred police detective in 1860s San Francisco investigate the brutal killing of a Chinese patient whose demise is blamed on the nurse's hot-headed brother-in-law.

Aug 29, 2015
Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery by Evans, Mary Anna, author.

Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery

"Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse. In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family--Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn't gott

Aug 29, 2015
The musubi murder by Bow, Frankie.

The musubi murder

"Newly single and far from home, Professor Molly Barda wants to focus on her job and stay out of trouble until she gets tenure at remote Mahina State University. But her life is upended when fast-food entrepreneur Jimmy Tanaka, founder of Merrie Musubis, pledges a huge donation to Molly's college, and then disappears. Molly's bottom-line-obsessed dean tasks her with locating the missing musubi mogul, a quest that lands her in a stew of old grudges, whispered scandals, and murder. Along the way,

Aug 29, 2015
Murder in the paperback parlor by Adams, Ellery, author.

Murder in the paperback parlor

"With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed. Rosamund had as many enemies as she did admirers, including envious fellow novelists, a jealous former lover, and dozens of angry fans. It's up to Jane, with the help

Aug 29, 2015
Murder comes calling by Challinor, C. S. (Caroline S.)

Murder comes calling

When four murders take place in a secluded English community, Scottish barrister Rex Graves is called on by an old friend to lend his investigatory expertise. The authorities suspect a shady house agent, but letters written in blood on the bodies tip Rex off to a different kind of killer.

Aug 29, 2015
Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery by Weston, Julie W., 1943-

Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery

"A photographer's aspirations take her West in the 1920s, right into a mysterious murder case."--

Aug 29, 2015
A Little More Free by McFetridge, John

A Little More Free

Aug 29, 2015
Ghost to the Rescue by Hart, Carolyn

Ghost to the Rescue

Aug 29, 2015
The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel by Fletcher, Jessica.

The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel

"In the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series--make room for Jessica Fletcher as she cleans house to catch a killer who hasn't got a ghost of a chance. Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson is the town's premiere real estate agent and has recently takenon the task of selling one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties--the Spencer Percy House, built in 1805 by a sea captain for his young wife. Its current occupant, Joe Cooper, a crusty former carpenter, is convinced he's about to die and wants the ho

Aug 29, 2015
The haunted season - a Max Tudor novel by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

The haunted season - a Max Tudor novel

Aug 29, 2015
The Grave Soul by Hart, Ellen

The Grave Soul

Aug 29, 2015
The guise of another by Eskens, Allen, 1963-

The guise of another

Aug 29, 2015
Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-

Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel

Aug 29, 2015
Front runner - a Dick Francis novel by Francis, Felix.

Front runner - a Dick Francis novel

"Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Damage. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious

Aug 29, 2015
Forgotten voices by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

Forgotten voices

"Who would want to kill widowed mother of two Ellen Tailor, a seemingly innocent, inoffensive woman, and leave her body for her children to find? Rina Martin's policeman friend Mac can't find anything that looks like a motive and not much more in terms of suspects. While it is true Ellen didn't get on with her mother in law, it seems hard to believe their arguments escalated into a brutal killing. A former abusive partner seems a more likely suspect, but unfortunately for Mac he seems to have a

Aug 29, 2015
Dead soon enough - a Juniper Song mystery by Cha, Steph.

Dead soon enough - a Juniper Song mystery

Finally a licensed private detective, Juniper Song is managing her own cases as the junior investigator of Lindley & Flores. When a woman named Rubina Gasparian approaches Song, she knows she's in for her most unusual case yet. Rubin and her husband Van-both Armenian-American doctors-cannot get pregnant, so Rubina's younger cousin, Lusig, is acting as their surrogate. However, Lusig's best friend Nora has been missing for a month, and Rubina is concerned that her nearly eight-month-pregnant cous

Aug 29, 2015
Between the living and the dead by Crider, Bill, 1941-

Between the living and the dead

Life is never easy for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. When he is called in the middle of the night to investigate gunshots at a haunted house, Rhodes finds the body of meth dealer Neil Foshee. Recently released from jail, Foshee has his fair share of potential murderers, including former girlfriend Vicki, her new boyfriend, the nephew of Clearview's mayor, and Foshee's criminal cousins Earl and Louie. Complicating matters is Seepy Benton, the community college math professor who has a new summer job.

Aug 29, 2015
The big bitch - a Jackson "Doc" Holiday mystery by Lang, John Patrick.

The big bitch - a Jackson "Doc" Holiday mystery

"Private Eye Jackson “Doc” Holiday investigates fraud, a crime he knows intimately. He was once a respected and successful mortgage banker who laundered more than 100 million dollars in dirty money. Although never convicted, he has been blackballed from banking. After his drinking buddy, a Catholic priest named Jesus Cortez, is shot dead in the driveway of Doc’s Berkeley home, he sets out to find his killer. The case takes him in search of an old confederate in Portland, where he begins to suspe

Aug 29, 2015
In the dark places - an Inspector Banks novel by Robinson, Peter, 1950- author.

In the dark places - an Inspector Banks novel

"As Banks and his team follow what few clues they have, desperate to find the missing boy, who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves branching out in different directions. As the end game becomes a race against time, even Banks's team isn't safe from the rage of the hunted animal"--

Aug 29, 2015
The beat goes on - the complete Rebus stories by Rankin, Ian, author.

The beat goes on - the complete Rebus stories

"Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time, including two never-before published tales written specifically for this collection. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable in "Dead and Buried," right up to his dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in "The Very Last

Aug 29, 2015