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A body at bunco by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

A body at bunco

Octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover has never heard of the dice game Bunco. Regardless, she steps in as her daughter-in-law's sub and reluctantly puts her game face on. Bunco turns out to be child's play. But when a body is discovered, Myrtle realizes another game is afoot. Before long, she's playing cat and mouse with the killer. Can she track down the murderer before the game is up? Or, with the killer playing hard to get, will it end up being "no dice?"

May 4, 2016
Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery by Clifton, Lu, author.

Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery

"This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, who considers himself a man of principal. He's a man of the Law--the letter of the Law--and he's a man of his word. But he's at a breaking point, ready to quit the force. His father's murder is ten-years cold, his young wife's premature death haunts him, and tribal police in Oklahoma are being prevented from ensuring the People receive justice. A mix of trib

May 4, 2016
The age of treachery - a Duncan Forrester mystery by Scott, Gavin, 1950- author.

The age of treachery - a Duncan Forrester mystery

"It is the winter of 1946, and after years of war, ex-Special Operations Executive agent Duncan Forrester is back at his Oxford college as a junior Ancient History Fellow. But his peace is shattered when a much-disliked Fellow is found dead in the quad, stabbed and pushed from an upper window. A don is suspected and arrested for the murder, but Forrester is not convinced of his friend|s guilt. On the hunt for the true killer, he finds himself plunged into a mystery involving lost Viking sagas, S

May 4, 2016
Keeper of the flame by Batten, Jack, 1932- author.

Keeper of the flame

May 4, 2016
In the cold dark ground by MacBride, Stuart, author.

In the cold dark ground

Investigating a murdered body that may be tied to a missing persons case, Sergeant Logan McRae finds his job challenged by Aberdeen gang activity, his responsibility-eschewing former boss, and a new superintendent determined to make his life miserable.

May 4, 2016
A front page affair by Vatsal, Radha, 1972-

A front page affair

May 4, 2016
Final Fondue by Corrigan, Maya

Final Fondue

May 4, 2016
Engaged in Death by Blackmoore, Stephanie

Engaged in Death

May 4, 2016
Drinking Gourd by Hambly, Barbara

Drinking Gourd

May 4, 2016
Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Riggs, Cynthia, author.

Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery

"It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor. With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law

May 4, 2016
Better dead by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Better dead

"It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery

May 4, 2016
The silent dead / A Mystery by Honda, Tetsuya, 1969- author.

The silent dead / A Mystery

"When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally---his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the "what" or the "why" of this crime. At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or fam

May 4, 2016
The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery by Griffiths, Elly, author.

The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery

"In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrap

May 4, 2016
Homicide in the House by Shogan, Colleen J.

Homicide in the House

May 4, 2016
Charcoal Joe by Mosley, Walter, author.

Charcoal Joe

Easy Rawlins' plans to marry his girlfriend and start a new detective agency are interrupted by the case of a promising Stanford student who has been charged with the race-related murder of a white man.

May 4, 2016
Brighton by Harvey, Michael

Brighton

May 4, 2016
Melody of murder by Cameron, Stella, author.

Melody of murder

With the Quillam family's arrival in the village, followed by the discovery of a body in the village church, pub owner Alex Duggins and veterinarian Tony Harrison are drawn into the wealthy family's turbulent affairs and a twisted killer's path.

May 4, 2016
Murder at the Loch - A Traditional Murder Mystery Set in 1950s Scotland by Brown, Eric

Murder at the Loch - A Traditional Murder Mystery Set in 1950s Scotland

May 4, 2016
Murder on the Quai by Black, Cara, 1951- author.

Murder on the Quai

"The world knows Aime´e Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a tres chic, no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aime´e first became a detective. November 1989: Aime´e Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But t

May 4, 2016
The devils of Cardona by Carr, Matthew, 1955- author.

The devils of Cardona

"In this gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an

May 4, 2016