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The devil's cold dish by Kuhns, Eleanor, author.

The devil's cold dish

"Will Rees is back home on his farm in 1796 Maine with his teenage son, his pregnant wife, their five adopted children, and endless farm work under the blistering summer sun. But for all that, Rees is happy to have returned to Dugard, Maine, the town where he was born and raised, and where he's always felt at home. Until now. When a man is found dead - murdered - after getting into a public dispute with Rees, Rees starts to realize someone is intentionally trying to pin the murder on him. Then,

May 1, 2016
The detective & the Chinese high-fin - a John Darvelle mystery by Craven, Michael, 1970- author.

The detective & the Chinese high-fin - a John Darvelle mystery

"A BOURBON STREET BOOK. Michael Craven, author of The Detective & The Pipe Girl, delivers another mystery--for fans of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen--featuring private detective John Darvelle, who must crack a cold case that pulls him into the high-stakes world of exotic fish collectors"--

May 1, 2016
The defenceless by Hiekkapelto, Kati, 1970- author.

The defenceless

When an old man is found dead on the road - seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair - police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she's led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs and, ultimately, murder threaten not only her beliefs, but her life. Anna's partner Esko is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, whe

May 1, 2016
The Dead Don't Bleed by Krugler, David

The Dead Don't Bleed

May 1, 2016
The Cracked Spine by Shelton, Paige, author.

The Cracked Spine

"In need of a good adventure, Delaney Nichols takes the leap and moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. She doesn't know much about what she's gotten herself into, other than that the work sounds exciting, and that her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime. Edwin has promised that she'll be working with "a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes," and Delaney can't wait to get started."--

Apr 29, 2016
The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author.

The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery

Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayett

May 1, 2016
The body in the wardrobe by Page, Katherine Hall. author.

The body in the wardrobe

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions

May 1, 2016
The black rose of Florence by Giuttari, Michele, 1950- author.

The black rose of Florence

A beautiful young woman, a member of the Florentine jet set, is found dead - choked to death - in her apartment. She has been left naked on her bed, a black rose on her body. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara, just back from Rome, is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most insidious inves

Apr 29, 2016
The bastards of Pizzofalcone by De Giovanni, Maurizio, 1958- author.

The bastards of Pizzofalcone

"They've made a fresh start at the Pizzofalcone precinct of Naples. They fired every member of the investigative branch after they were found guilty of corruption. Now, there's a group of detectives, a new commissario, and a new superintendent. The new cops immediately find themselves investigating a high-profile murder that has the whole town on edge. Heading the investigation is Inspector Lojacono, known as "the Chinaman," a cop with a checkered past who is currently riding a reputation as a

May 1, 2016
The bachelor girl's guide to murder by McMillan, Rachel, 1981-

The bachelor girl's guide to murder

As Herringford and Watts launch their private investigation business, the deaths of young Irish women lead them deep into the mire of Toronto's underbelly.

May 1, 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 1, 2016
That bright land - a novel by Roberts, Terry, 1956- author.

That bright land - a novel

May 1, 2016
Tea with jam and dread by Myers, Tamar, author.

Tea with jam and dread

Deciding that the PennDutch Inn needs to go more upmarket, Magdalena Yoder is delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess Grimsley-Snodgrass and their family as honored guests, looking forward to the challenge of introducing English nobility to traditional American culture. But, as Magdalena is about to find out, the Grimsley-Snodgrasses are by no means the easiest of guests, and at the same time she has to contend with the discovery of a mummified corpse trapped in her elevator shaft. Then trage

May 1, 2016
Switchback by Dunlap, Susan, author.

Switchback

"When her Zen teacher is attacked in front of her by a silent, hoodie-clad assailant, Darcy Lott feels uncharacteristically helpless. If she cannot identify Garson-roshi's attacker, she cannot protect him. For whoever it is will surely strike again. But who would have a reason to assault this wise and gentle man? As she questions her fellow students and other acquaintances of the Zen master, it becomes clear that Garson-roshi has been keeping secrets from Darcy. What happened while he was living

May 1, 2016
Steps to the gallows by Marston, Edward, author.

Steps to the gallows

A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. It is remarkably well-informed and has therefore created a whole host of enemies. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper. He wants the killer brought to justice and the scandal sheet revived. Peter and Paul Skillen find themselves in great danger as they unearth an enormous a

May 1, 2016
Stabbing in the senate by Shogan, Colleen J.

Stabbing in the senate

May 1, 2016
St. Ernan's blues by Charles, Paul, 1949- author.

St. Ernan's blues

May 1, 2016
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by Runcie, James

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

May 1, 2016
Show me the ashes by Mulford, Carolyn. author.

Show me the ashes

"A young barmaid confessed to killing an attacker and setting a fire to conceal that. Months later her dying mother begs ex-spy Phoenix Smith to prove Sheriff Annalynn Keyser's late husband prompted a false confession. Only identifying the real killer will free the daughter to care for her fatherless child. Phoenix and singer Connie Diamante investigate but don't tell Annalynn, their lifelong friend. The investigation takes the women to the burnt-out bar and introduces them to families crippled

May 1, 2016
Set the night on fire by Dial, Connie, 1944- author.

Set the night on fire

"In 1971, Josie Corsino is unmarried Josie Pastore, a fresh face chosen from her LAPD policewoman class to be an undercover operative. She is the first female allowed to work in this dangerous assignment, but as a college graduate from a working class family, she quickly finds acceptance among the department's targeted groups. When the story begins, she's immersed in the politics and schemes of one of the most active radical organizations in LA, but after three years in this assignment she's wea

May 1, 2016