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Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by Harris, C. S., author.

Who buries the dead - a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery

"London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription KING CHARLES, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim's kinship to the current Home Secretary d

Mar 4, 2015
What the fly saw by Bailey, Frankie Y., author.

What the fly saw

Albany, New York, January 2020 The morning after a blizzard that shut down the city, funeral director Kevin Novak is found dead in the basement of his funeral home. The arrow sticking out of his chest came from his own hunting bow. A loving husband and father and an active member of a local megachurch, Novak had no known enemies. His family and friends say he had been depressed because his best friend died suddenly of a heart attack and Novak blamed himself. But what does his guilt have to do wi

Mar 4, 2015
A wee murder in my shop by Stewart, Fran, 1947- author.

A wee murder in my shop

Hamelin, Vermont, isn't the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn's ScotShop, business is booming... While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can't resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fe

Mar 4, 2015
Assault and pepper by Budewitz, Leslie, author.

Assault and pepper

"Spice and tea shop owner Pepper Reece finds herself steeped in a murder investigation when a panhandler named Doc is found dead on her store's doorstep and her employee, Tory Finch, is accused of the crime."--

Mar 4, 2015
Borrowed crime by Cass, Laurie, author.

Borrowed crime

When Minnie loses a grant that was supposed to keep the bookmobile running, she's worried her pet project could come to its final page. But she's determined to keep her patrons -- and Eddie's fans --happy and well read. She just needs her boss, Stephen to see things her way, and make sure he doesn't see Eddie. The library director doesn't exactly know about the bookmobile's furry co-pilot.

Mar 4, 2015
The buried life by Patel, Carrie, author.

The buried life

"The gaslight and shadows of the underground city of Recoletta hide secrets and lies. When Inspector Liesl Malone investigates the murder of a renowned historian, she finds herself stonewalled by the all-powerful Directorate of Preservation - Recoletta's top-secret historical research facility. When a second high-profile murder threatens the very fabric of city society, Malone and her rookie partner Rafe Sundar must tread carefully, lest they fall victim to not only the criminals they seek, but

Mar 4, 2015
The burning gates by Bilal, Parker, 1960- author.

The burning gates

In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, a powerful art dealer known as Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets and alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he soon finds out that this side of the

Mar 4, 2015
Cat out of hell by Truss, Lynne.

Cat out of hell

"For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he’s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister’s kitchen staring at the only witness to what’s happened to her – her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he’s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking . . . and that much of wh

Mar 4, 2015
Voice of the violin by Camilleri, Andrea.

Voice of the violin

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Mar 4, 2015
Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery by Washburn, L. J.

Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery

"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic,

Mar 4, 2015
The terra-cotta dog by Camilleri, Andrea.

The terra-cotta dog

Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious te^te a` te^te with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There, the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into one family's darkest secrets.

Mar 4, 2015
Tear down and die by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Tear down and die

While on a trip to her grandfather's home on the picturesque Treasure Coast of Florida, empty-nester Cara Mia Delgatto impulsively snaps up an abandoned building, only to discover it's already occupied by a fresh corpse. While a murder investigation swirls around her, and she works to open a store specializing in recycled and repurposed decor items, she bumps into an old boyfriend who claims to still love her, but whose affection just might be a ploy to save himself from a murder plea.

Mar 4, 2015
The shape of water by Camilleri, Andrea.

The shape of water

The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.

Mar 4, 2015
A root awakening - a flower shop mystery by Collins, Kate, 1951- author.

A root awakening - a flower shop mystery

"When her new husband, Marco, is hired to find the person responsible for pushing a construction worker to his death while restoring the dilapidated Victorian they were thinking about buying, flower shop owner Abby Knight launches her own secret investigation, which blossoms into a disaster."--

Mar 4, 2015
Kicked to the curb by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Kicked to the curb

The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper's past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara's other problems seem trivial in comparison to...a murder investigation!

Mar 4, 2015
The edge of dreams by Bowen, Rhys, author.

The edge of dreams

"Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig

Mar 4, 2015
Firebreak by Fields, Tricia, author.

Firebreak

"Texas is experiencing its worst season of wildfires in a decade, forcing police chief Josie Gray to evacuate the citizens of Artemis. Not everyone makes it out alive, however. In the fire's wake, she discovers the body of someone who never left town, lying dead in the house of a local country music singer. Beside the body lies a syringe carrying traces of heroin. It seems as if the deceased nodded off and then missed the evacuation. But as Josie learns more about the unfortunate victim, she beg

Mar 4, 2015
Guilty waters by Masters, Priscilla, author.

Guilty waters

The disappearance of two French girls in a Staffordshire beauty spot signals a tough new case for Detective Joanna Piercy. Ce´cile Bellange is a worried mother. Her eighteen-year-old daughter Annabelle and her friend Dorothe´e left Paris for a summer hitchhiking holiday in England, but it's now September and the only contact from them is a postcard sent from the picturesque setting of Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire three months ago. Meanwhile, in England, brothers Martin and James Stuart find a n

Mar 4, 2015
Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel by McKinty, Adrian.

Gun street girl - a Detective Sean Duffy novel

"Belfast, 1985, amidst the "Troubles": Detective Sean Duffy, a Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), struggles with burn-out as he investigates a brutal double murder and suicide. Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents at point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? A suicide note points to this conclusion, but Duffy suspects even more sinister circumstances. He soon discovers that Kelly was present at a decadent Oxford party where a cabinet minister's daughter die

Mar 4, 2015
Someone to watch over me - a thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author.

Someone to watch over me - a thriller

"A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?" --

Mar 4, 2015