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Dead to the world by Cooper, Susan Rogers, author.

Dead to the world

E.J. has a surprise twentieth wedding anniversary present for Willis--a weekend away in the Texas hills. She's found the perfect Bed and Breakfast- the Bishop' Inn in the quaint town of Peaceful. Unfortunately, they've barely arrived before the inn's troubled elderly owner, Carrie Marie Hutchins, confides in them about a harrowing event from her childhood involving her dead father...and his spirit, which won't go away...E.J. has little time to digest Carrie's tales of strange goings-on: screami

Jan 25, 2015
A Dangerous Place by Winspear, Jacqueline

A Dangerous Place

Jan 25, 2015
By Book or by Crook - A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Gates, Eva

By Book or by Crook - A Lighthouse Library Mystery

Jan 25, 2015
The body snatchers affair - a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Muller, Marcia, author.

The body snatchers affair - a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery

Conducting a dual investigation in the opium dens of San Francisco's Chinatown, Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon search for missing millionaires against a backdrop of a brewing Tong war.

Jan 25, 2015
Acts of faith by Wynn, Patricia.

Acts of faith

Jan 25, 2015
The hangman's song - a Detective Inspector McLean novel by Oswald, James, author.

The hangman's song - a Detective Inspector McLean novel

"The body of a man is found hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force, this appears to be a simple suicide case. But something about the scene strikes Detective Inspector Tony McLean as off. Days later another body is found hanging from an identical rope, with a noose tied in the identical way. McLean is convinced that these people are either being murdered or somehow coerced into suicide. Then a third body is found. While McLean attempts to solve the case -- assuming he can convi

Jan 25, 2015
Gretel and the case of the missing frog prints - a Brothers Grimm mystery by Brackston, Paula, author.

Gretel and the case of the missing frog prints - a Brothers Grimm mystery

"Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Durer the Much Much Younger's Frog Prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now thirty-five and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country's most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city's annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief" --Dust ja

Jan 25, 2015
Gods of gold - an inspector Tom Harper novel by Nickson, Chris, author.

Gods of gold - an inspector Tom Harper novel

June 1890. Leeds is close to breaking point. The gas workers are on strike. Supplies are dangerously low. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night. Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind. The beat constable claims eight-year-old Martha Parkinson has disappeared. Her father insists she's visiting an aunt in Halifax--but Harper doesn't believe him. When Col Parkinson is found dead the following morning, the case takes on an increasing des

Jan 25, 2015
Ghost in the guacamole by Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952-

Ghost in the guacamole

When two sisters feud over the family business, medium Emma Whitecastle will need help from the spirited ghost of Granny Apples if she is going to solve one murder and prevent another.

Jan 25, 2015
For whom the bluebell tolls by Allen, Beverly, author.

For whom the bluebell tolls

Jan 25, 2015
The firebird's feather by Eccles, Marjorie, author.

The firebird's feather

London, May, 1911. The new king, George V, is preparing for his coronation. The suffragettes are campaigning for women to get the vote. The East End seethes with unrest. And 18-year-old Kitty Challoner is looking forward to 'coming out' in London society. But Kitty's secure, sheltered world is about to be torn apart. Lydia Challoner is shot dead while out riding in Hyde Park, and during the ensuing murder investigation Kitty discovers that there was so much she didn't know about her mother. Was

Jan 25, 2015
A fine summer's day by Todd, Charles.

A fine summer's day

"New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers on a trip to Ian Rutledge's past, with the story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackles before he goes off to fight in World War I"--

Jan 25, 2015
The fateful day by Rowe, Rosemary, 1942- author.

The fateful day

Set against the backdrop of the Roman Empire in turmoil and fighting for its survival. Libertus is passing the villa of his patron, Marcus Septimus Aurelius, when he sees an elaborate travelling carriage which has pulled up outside and is now blocking the road. Recognising that this may be an important visitor, Libertus approaches the carriage, intending to explain that Marcus is away, gone to Rome to visit his old friend Pertinax, who has recently been installed as Emperor. However, for his eff

Jan 25, 2015
Faces of the gone by Parks, Brad, 1974-

Faces of the gone

Four bodies, each with a single bullet wound in the back of the head, stacked like cordwood in a weed-choked vacant lot. That's the front-page news facing Carter Ross, investigative reporter with the Newark Eagle-Examiner. The victims--an exotic dancer, a drug dealer, a hustler, and a mama's boy--came from different parts of the city and didn't seem to know one another. The police, eager to calm jittery residents, leak a theory that the murders are revenge for a bar stickup. Determined to uncove

Jan 25, 2015
Evil of the age - a thriller by Levine, Allan Gerald, 1956- author.

Evil of the age - a thriller

Jan 25, 2015
Disclosures by James, Bill, 1929- author.


Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, worry about the safety of one of the big-time crooks on their ground, Ralph Ember, sometimes known as Panicking Ralph. Yes, Ralph is a villain, but he's a local villain, and Harpur and Iles feel a kind of bizarre affection for him. And in any case, Ralph helps Iles keep the city reasonably peaceful. But now some awkward repercussions from Ralph's lawless past seem to bring danger. Ralph is aware of

Jan 25, 2015
Death and the Cyprian Society by Christie, Pamela, 1953- author.

Death and the Cyprian Society

"Arabella Beaumont, courtesan, adventuress, and sleuth, romps her way through Regency London into a dangerous affair of blackmail. Arabella Beaumont is the fortunate possessor of one of England's most celebrated bodies--with a formidable business brain to match. Her latest venture: transforming a London hotel into a social club for courtesans. To afford the lavish renovations, Arabella needs her featherbrained friend Constance Worthington to repay the fortune she owes her. And now that Constance

Jan 25, 2015
Dead secret - a Diane Fallon forensic investigation by Connor, Beverly, 1948-

Dead secret - a Diane Fallon forensic investigation

When forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon finds three skeletons in different locations with desiccated bones, she is plunged into a seventy-year-old mystery of love, greed, and murder that someone would still kill to keep from being solved.

Jan 25, 2015
Dead of night by Collett, Chris, author.

Dead of night

Jan 25, 2015
Dead letters - an Inspector Best mystery by Lock, Joan.

Dead letters - an Inspector Best mystery

It is a beautiful warm August day in 1880: perfect weather for the annual Metropolitan Police Annual Fete held at Alexandra Palace. Inspector Best is summoned to uncover the identity of 'Quicksilver' who has send an anonymous note threatening to cause an horrific explosion at the event. When a second note is received and its threats become increasingly confusing with their literary allusions, Best seeks out the help of Helen Franks, a close friend from the past. However, is Quicksilver really in

Jan 25, 2015