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Skeleton canyon by Jance, Judith A.

Skeleton canyon

In Arizona, two teenagers meet in secret because her Anglo father cannot stand Hispanics. When the girl is murdered, her father accuses the boy, but Sheriff Joanna Brady thinks that is too simplistic.

Aug 31, 2016
Smile and be a villain - a Dorothy Martin mystery by Dams, Jeanne M, author.

Smile and be a villain - a Dorothy Martin mystery

A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin. When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, decide to visit the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, they hope for a pleasant, peaceful holiday. It's not to be. Taking a walk on their very first day, they discover a body, apparently the victim of an unfortunate accident, on a precipitous hill path. The dead man, they learn,

Aug 31, 2016
Smoke and mirrors by Griffiths, Elly, author.

Smoke and mirrors

"In the sequel to the "captivating"* Zig Zag Girl, DI Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto hunt for a killer after two children are murdered in a tragic tableau of a very grim fairy tale. *Wall Street Journal It's Christmastime in Brighton, and the city is abuzz about a local production of Aladdin, starring the marvelous Max Mephisto. But the holiday cheer is lost on DI Edgar Stephens. He's investigating the murder of two children, Annie and Mark, who were strangled to death in the wo

Aug 31, 2016
Something Buried, Something Blue - A Lily Dale Mystery by Staub, Wendy Corsi

Something Buried, Something Blue - A Lily Dale Mystery

Aug 31, 2016
Sorrow road by Keller, Julia, author.

Sorrow road

"From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them--like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate--suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold

Aug 31, 2016
Speaking of murder - A Milan Jacovich mystery by Roberts, Les, author.

Speaking of murder - A Milan Jacovich mystery

When a celebrity-packed motivational event turns deadly, Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) finds himself caught up in the mess. Milan and his associate Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion are hired as extra security for several high-profile inspirational speakers at a convention in downtown Cleveland, where they get off to a rocky start. Each special guest seems more unpleasant than the last--particularly Tommy Triller, the main draw for the weekend, with an ego to match his bank acco

Aug 31, 2016
Speaking of Murder by Roberts, Les/ Kennedy, Dan (CON)

Speaking of Murder

Aug 30, 2016
St. Louis noir by

St. Louis noir

Aug 28, 2016
Strange Gods- A Mystery by Alfieri, Annamaria

Strange Gods- A Mystery

Aug 31, 2016
Survivors will be shot again by Crider, Bill, 1941- author.

Survivors will be shot again

"Life is never easy for Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Even in a small Texas county, there's always something going on for a sheriff to look into, whether it's an attempted robbery, a marijuana patch guarded by an alligator, or a murder. This time the murdered man seems to be connected to a string of recent burglaries, but just how isn't easy to figure out. It takes some time and another murder before Sheriff Rhodes discovers the answers. Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Bill Crider's latest installment in th

Aug 31, 2016
Teetotaled by Chance, Maia, author.

Teetotaled

"After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her Swedish cook to the only place she could--her deceased husband's secret love nest in the middle of Manhattan. Her only comforts were chocolate cake, dime store detective novels, and the occasional highball (okay, maybe not so occasional). But rent came due and Lola and Berta were forced to accept the first job that came their way, ultimately leading them to set up shop as a Discr

Aug 31, 2016
The Ashtabula Hat Trick by Roberts, Les

The Ashtabula Hat Trick

Aug 30, 2016
The Ashtabula hat trick by Roberts, Les, 1937- author.

The Ashtabula hat trick

Aug 31, 2016
The Authentic William James - A Sebastian Becker Novel by Gallagher, Stephen

The Authentic William James - A Sebastian Becker Novel

Aug 27, 2016
The Babe Ruth Deception by Stewart, David O.

The Babe Ruth Deception

Aug 27, 2016
The darkness knows by Honigford, Cheryl, author.

The darkness knows

"Chicago, 1938. Late one night before the ten o'clock show, the body of a prominent radio actress is found in the station's lounge. All the evidence points to murder--and one young, up-and-coming radio actress, Vivian Witchell, as the next victim. But Vivian isn't the type to leave her fate in the hands of others--she's used to stealing the show. Alongside charming private detective Charlie Haverman, Vivian is thrust into a world of clues and motives, suspects and secrets. And with so much on th

Aug 28, 2016
The diva serves high tea by Davis, Krista, author.

The diva serves high tea

"When The Parlour opens up in town, domestic diva Sophie Winston finally has a place to satisfy her cravings for all things tea and crumpet related. And the shop serves as the perfect place for the ladies of the town to gather and gossip, especially since it s conveniently located right across the street from the new antique store run by the handsome and charming Robert Johnson. But speculation around Robert really boils over when he s found dead a victim of poisoning after attending a literacy

Aug 31, 2016
The emerald lie - a Jack Taylor novel by Bruen, Ken, author.

The emerald lie - a Jack Taylor novel

"Vigilante antihero Jack Taylor, along with his lethal new sidekick Emily and a troublesomely lovable pup named Storm, take on a serial killer with a singular fixation: bad grammar."--

Aug 31, 2016
The heavens may fall - a novel by Eskens, Allen, 1963- author.

The heavens may fall - a novel

"FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. Max is still struggl

Aug 31, 2016
The homeplace - a mystery by Wolf, Kevin, 1951- author.

The homeplace - a mystery

" 'Culled from the rarefied air of James Lee Burke, Greg Iles, and John Hart, Kevin Wolf has fashioned a painstakingly perfect tale of murder, angst, and the enduring power of the human spirit. If the late, great Pat Conroy had ever decided to write a mystery, this would be it.' -- Jon Land. 'Kevin Wolfs debut novel, The Homeplace, succeeds in every way. He has crafted a gripping, fast-paced narrative with beautifully drawn characters in an authentic and interesting small-town Colorado settin

Aug 27, 2016