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The nightingale before Christmas - a Meg Langslow mystery by Andrews, Donna.

The nightingale before Christmas - a Meg Langslow mystery

"As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house--each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfo

Oct 22, 2014
The Neruda case by Ampuero, Roberto, 1953-

The Neruda case

Oct 22, 2014
The Neruda case by Ampuero, Roberto, 1953-

The Neruda case

Meeting a dying Pablo Neruda at a party in 1970s Chile, Cayetano Brule´ is recruited to help Neruda solve a last great mystery in the poet's life, prompting a whirlwind expedition across the world before Brule´ encounters Neruda's hidden agenda.

Oct 20, 2014
The narrows - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956-

The narrows - a novel

When an infamous serial killer known as the Poet reemerges, FBI agent Rachel Walling, long haunted by her unsuccessful efforts to bring him to justice, receives assistance from LAPD detective Harry Bosch.

Oct 20, 2014
The mystery of the invisible hand - a Henry Spearman mystery by Jevons, Marshall, author.

The mystery of the invisible hand - a Henry Spearman mystery

"Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand--a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans to teach a course on art and economics--only to be faced with the alleged suicide of womanizing artist-in-residence Tristan Wheeler. When it becomes c

Oct 19, 2014
The murder of Harriet Krohn by Fossum, Karin, 1954-

The murder of Harriet Krohn

"Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norway's Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum. On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler who's only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn's apartment, flowers in hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughter's forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman's antique silver

Oct 19, 2014
The man with the lead stomach by Parot, Jean-François, author.

The man with the lead stomach

Commissioner Nicolas Le Floch investigates a murder when the body of courtier's son is discovered at the royal performance of Jean-Philippe Rameau's latest work.

Oct 22, 2014
The lost key by Coulter, Catherine, author.

The lost key

"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discoveri

Oct 22, 2014
The life we bury by Eskens, Allen, 1963-

The life we bury

"College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after sp

Oct 22, 2014
The legend of Sleepy Harlow by Logan, Kylie, author.

The legend of Sleepy Harlow

"For Halloween, the Literary Ladies have chosen to read Washington Irving's spooky classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with its infamous headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend--of a Prohibition bootlegger named Charlie "Sleepy" Harlow. Decapitated by rival rumrunners, Harlow appears once a year in spectral form to search for his noggin. This October, the Elkhart Ghost Getters (EGG) have returned to the island. The group claims that they have film footage of Harlow

Oct 22, 2014
The hippopotamus pool by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013, author.

The hippopotamus pool

Oct 20, 2014
The haunting ballad by Nethercott, Michael.

The haunting ballad

"The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist. Having taken over his father's PI business, Lee enlists O'Nelligan, a dapper Irishman with a flair for solving mysteries, to help catch a killer. Now, in Michael Nethercott's The Haunting Ballad, this sleuthing "odd couple" are back in another witty, charming, and wonderfully written mystery, this time set in 1957 in the burgeoning m

Oct 22, 2014
The girl next door - a novel by Rendell, Ruth, 1930-, author.

The girl next door - a novel

"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discove

Oct 22, 2014
The forgotten girl by Bell, David, 1969 November 17-

The forgotten girl

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abru

Oct 22, 2014
The Fatal Equilibrium by Jevons, Marshall

The Fatal Equilibrium

Oct 22, 2014
The counterfeit heiress by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-

The counterfeit heiress

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estell

Oct 22, 2014
The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century by

The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century

An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre's founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmothe

Oct 22, 2014
The art whisperer by Elkins, Charlotte, author.

The art whisperer

Art restorer Alix London discovers that a Pollock painting at her museum may be a forgery, earning her the anger of the senior curator and the attentions of FBI Special Agent Ted Ellesworth, with whom she ruined a budding relationship.

Oct 20, 2014
The art whisperer - an Alix London mystery by Elkins, Charlotte, author.

The art whisperer - an Alix London mystery

When art conservator Alix London spots a forgery, she knows trouble will follow. So she's understandably apprehensive when her connoisseur's eye spots something off about a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at Palm Springs's Brethwaite Museum--her current employer. Alix is already under fire, the object of a vicious online smear campaign. Now the Brethwaite's despicable senior curator, obsessed with the "maximization of monetized eyeballs," angrily refuses to decommission the celebrat

Oct 22, 2014
The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes by Estleman, Loren D. (EDT)

The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Oct 22, 2014