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Yarned and dangerous by Hartwell, Sadie, author.

Yarned and dangerous

Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life--but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots...

Nov 29, 2015
Yappy hour by Orgain, Diana.

Yappy hour

"With side-splitting humor, an irresistable cast of characters--both human and canine--and an intimate small town setting, Yappy Hour is sure to delight fans of Rita Mae Brown and Diane Kelly. Every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, CA, the Roundup Crew, a group of dog-loving friends, meet at a neighborhood wine bar for Yappy Hour. When Rachel, the owner, mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister, Maggie (who is neither pet friendly nor business savvy), to run the bar

Nov 29, 2015
Writing all wrongs by Adams, Ellery, author.

Writing all wrongs

After Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy a brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island, they're joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Legends of the Coastal Carolina Festival. The festival's highlight is Silas Black, celebrity screenwriter and TV producer, who is currently working on a popular show in North Carolina. As the festival gets under way, a trickster seems to be bringing famous local ghost stories to life. But when the body of a woman close to Black is found on the beach, Olivia a

Nov 29, 2015
Woman with a blue pencil - a novel by McAlpine, Gordon, author.

Woman with a blue pencil - a novel

"On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida, a Japanese-American academic, has been thrust into the role of amateur P.I., investigating his wife's murder, which has been largely ignored by the LAPD. Grief stricken by her loss, disoriented by his ill-prepared change of occupation, the worst is yet to come.... Sam discovers that, inexplicably, he has become not only unrecognizable to his former acquaintances but that all signs of his existence (including even the murder he's investigating) have been e

Nov 29, 2015
White colander crime by Hamilton, Victoria, 1957- author.

White colander crime

"When she discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter, who predicted her own murder at the hands of Cody Wainwright, food columnist Jaymie Leighton is not convinced that the troubled son of her beleaguered newspaper editor is responsible and decides to investigate on her own."--

Nov 29, 2015
Untimely death - a Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery by Duncan, Elizabeth J., author.

Untimely death - a Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery

Nov 28, 2015
Trimmed with murder - a seaside knitters mystery by Goldenbaum, Sally.

Trimmed with murder - a seaside knitters mystery

"In this holiday yarn from the national bestselling author of A Finely Knit Murder, all Izzy Chambers Perry wants for Christmas is to keep her brother out of jail. In Sea Harbor, the holidays mean cozy fires, festive carols, and soft skeins of yarn waiting to become hats and sweaters and scarves. And this year, Izzy and the other Seaside Knitters are also knitting tiny ornaments to decorate a tree for the first annual tree-trimming contest. Their holiday cheer is multiplied when Izzy's younger b

Nov 29, 2015
Tricky twenty-two - a Stephanie Plum novel by Evanovich, Janet, author

Tricky twenty-two - a Stephanie Plum novel

"Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't add

Nov 29, 2015
Too soon dead - an Alexander Brass mystery by Kurland, Michael, author

Too soon dead - an Alexander Brass mystery

"New York City, 1935. Newspaper columnist extraordinaire Alexander Brass needs a story... It all begins when a furtive tipster promises an explosive story and gives Morgan DeWitt - assistant to New York World celebrity newsman Alexander Brass - an envelope filled with photographs of the most compromising nature. When the tipster turns up murdered, Brass and his team resolve to find the killer, running the gauntlet of blackmailing Nazis, accommodating nymphomaniacs and U.S. senators on the way...

Nov 29, 2015
The woman who walked in sunshine by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.

The woman who walked in sunshine

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation. Despite this unexpected d

Nov 26, 2015
The theory of death - a Decker/Lazarus novel by Kellerman, Faye, author.

The theory of death - a Decker/Lazarus novel

Now living in upstate New York, former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is plunged into a bizarre web involving academia, underworld crime, and calculating killers in this next compulsive novel in bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus series.

Nov 26, 2015
The sundown speech - an Amos Walker novel by Estleman, Loren D., author.

The sundown speech - an Amos Walker novel

"Amos Walker is hired by Helen and Dante Gunner, a bohemian Ann Arbor couple, to find Jerry Marcus, a film director who has disappeared with their investment money. It's one of Walker's easiest jobs to date. In just a few short hours, Walker locates Marcus in his bedroom...murdered, his body shoved into a cupboard, a bullet through his head. This case is opened and shut quickly, but Walker can't quite let it go. When Dante is arrested for the murder Walker finds himself again in Helen's employ,

Nov 29, 2015
The stitching hour by Lee, Amanda, 1967- author.

The stitching hour

"A commercial haunted house next door threatens to scare away business at Marcy Singer's Tallulah Falls, Oregon embroidery shop, Seven-Year Stitch, and soon things get even worse when a local waitress is found dead with mysterious markings on her neck--and one of Marcy's festive trinkets in her possession."--

Nov 29, 2015
The spy on the Tennessee Walker by Peterson, Linda Lee.

The spy on the Tennessee Walker

Nov 28, 2015
The Sicilian wife - a novel by Edwards, Caterina, 1948-, author.

The Sicilian wife - a novel

Nov 29, 2015
The secret life of Anna Blanc by Kincheloe, Jennifer, 1966-

The secret life of Anna Blanc

"It's 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels--but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police

Nov 29, 2015
The Scottie barked at midnight by Dunnett, Kaitlyn.

The Scottie barked at midnight

"Driving on an icy road on a truly dark and stormy night, Liss swerves her car when something darts out in front of it. She braves the weather and discovers a Scottish terrier shivering in the snow. Relieved that the dog survived their run-in, Liss sets out in search of her owner, unaware that the Scottie is actually a tiny celebrity--or that she was dognapped"--Dust jacket flap.

Nov 26, 2015
The puffin of death by Webb, Betty, author.

The puffin of death

Zookeeper Theodora Bentley travels to Iceland to pick up an orphaned polar bear for a new exhibit. While in Iceland, she must put her investigative skills to use when two American birdwatchers are killed in a picturesque seaside village.

Nov 28, 2015
The lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.

The lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback

Nov 29, 2015
The Lady Agnès mystery. Volume 1 by Japp, Andrea H., 1957- author.

The Lady Agnès mystery. Volume 1

Nov 29, 2015