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Soul of discretion - a chief superintendent Simon Serrailler mystery by Hill, Susan, 1942-

Soul of discretion - a chief superintendent Simon Serrailler mystery

From the outside, the cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. It suffers from the same kinds of crime, is subject to the same pressures from a rapidly changing world, and has the same hopes and fears as any number of towns up and down the land. When Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieran Bright, he is met by two plainclothes officers, who ask him to take the principal role in a difficult, potentially dangerous

Jan 29, 2015
Soul circus - a novel by Pelecanos, George P.

Soul circus - a novel

In the midst of a brutal courtroom battle during which a Washington, D.C., crime overlord faces the death penalty and his rivals vie for his territory, private investigator Derek Strange struggles to protect the life of a witness.

Jan 29, 2015
Snoop to nuts by Lee, Elizabeth, author.

Snoop to nuts

"Lindy Blanchard's family pecan farm is known county-wide, but it's the goodies her grandmother sells at their store, the Nut House, that really bring in the crowds--until someone turns one of her tasty treats deadly... The "Most Original Pecan Treat" contest at the Ag Fair is the talk of Riverville, Texas, especially when it's clear that Miss Amelia Blanchard's Heavenly Texas Pecan Caviar will take home a blue ribbon. Which is why everyone is amazed when her dish doesn't even place--and even mo

Jan 29, 2015
Slayed on the Slopes by Dyer-Seeley, Kate

Slayed on the Slopes

Jan 29, 2015
Silence the dead by Fredrickson, Jack, author.

Silence the dead

The new mayor of a small town in Illinois unearths a series of devastating secrets when he re-opens a 30-year-old murder investigation 17-year-old Betty Jo Dean was abducted and murdered thirty years ago. It took two days to find her body. She was found, fully dressed apart from her slacks, beneath a gnarled, stunted tree, shot in the back of the head. No one was ever charged with her murder. Now, following an appeal from one of his constituents, Mayor Mac Bassett has called for the case to be r

Jan 29, 2015
Sidetracked by Collins, Brandilyn.

Sidetracked

Jan 29, 2015
Show me the gold by Mulford, Carolyn.

Show me the gold

"Staking out a country graveyard to catch vandals ex-spy Phoenix Smith and Acting Sheriff Annalynn Keyser respond to a neighboring county's urgent call. The old friends block an exit from an abandoned farmhouse where four bank robbers were spotted. The women engage in a fatal shootout but two gang members escape. Achilles Phoenix's K-9 dropout can't sniff out a trail but smells a trap set to kill pursuers. The FBI takes over the case but fails to find the fugitives or the gold coins they stole.

Jan 29, 2015
Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years - Japan by Murthy, Vasudev

Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years - Japan

Jan 29, 2015
Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery by Harris, Tessa, author.

Shadow of the raven - a Dr. Thomas Silkstone mystery

In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. Sweeping changes to the Boughton Estate threat

Jan 29, 2015
Sacred Ends by Appignanesi, Lisa

Sacred Ends

Jan 29, 2015
River of no return - a Jake Trent novel by Bertsch, David Riley, author.

River of no return - a Jake Trent novel

"High season is coming to an end, and fishing guide Jake Trent suddenly has some time on his hands. As the ex-lawyer ponders rekindling his romance with park ranger Noelle Kimpton, a surprise call from a long-lost love lights up his phone. It's been years since law school graduation, when Jake's last seen Divya Navaysam. Now a DC lobbyist, Divya wants Jake to come to Washington for a consulting job--immediately. Meanwhile, back in Jackson, Jake's best friend and occasional employee, JP, is deali

Jan 29, 2015
Risky undertaking by De Castrique, Mark.

Risky undertaking

"When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site of a local cemetery's expansion, Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, finds his dual occupations collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new d

Jan 29, 2015
Ripley under water by Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.

Ripley under water

The fifth of Highsmith's "Ripley" novels finds the hero living the good life in the French countryside. His tranquillity is disturbed when an obnoxious American couple move into the village.

Jan 29, 2015
Quarry's Choice by Collins, Max Allan

Quarry's Choice

Jan 29, 2015
Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery by Hall, Parnell.

Puzzled indemnity - a Puzzle Lady mystery

"It's been a cold, lonely winter for Cora Felton. Long distance has cooled the Puzzle Lady's on-again-off-again affair with Sergeant Crowley, and the only case Chief Harper has for her to investigate is a routine liquor store robbery. So when attorney friend Becky Baldwin ask her to check out whether Brittney Wells' philandering husband is planning to kill her to collect on a million dollar, double indemnity insurance policy, Cora jumps at the chance. Cora has no problem tracking hubby to his lo

Jan 29, 2015
Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery by Gobbell, Phyllis C.

Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery

Jan 29, 2015
Pride v. prejudice - a Claire Malloy mystery by Hess, Joan.

Pride v. prejudice - a Claire Malloy mystery

"Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in ALL CAPS. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her longtime beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there's but one thing that rem

Jan 29, 2015
Poison ivy - a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Riggs, Cynthia.

Poison ivy - a Martha's Vineyard mystery

"On her first day as adjunct professor at Ivy Green College, Victoria Trumbull recognizes the stench emanating from her classroom as more than just dead mice. Brownie, the groundskeeper's mangy mutt, soon discovers a second body hiding beneath a cluster of poison ivy. The stakes have never been higher for Ivy Green, which is on the brink of losing already-lukewarm support from its accredited partner, Cape Cod University. Thackery Wilson, the founder of Ivy Green, worries that the bad publicity

Jan 29, 2015
Played by the book by Arlington, Lucy, author.

Played by the book

Jan 29, 2015
Plain killing by Miller, Emma, author.

Plain killing

Rachel Mast finds the Amish are no more immune from crime than the people they call the English. It's been years since restless Rachel fled her family's farm as a teen. Starting with only the eighth-grade education afforded most Amish kids, she earned an MBA from Wharton and became successful in business. But Rachel never felt at home in the English world. So she came back to run a bed-and-breakfast in Stone Mill, near central Pennsylvania's thriving Amish community. Now she lives between the tw

Jan 29, 2015