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The necessary murder of Nonie Blake by Shames, Terry, author.

The necessary murder of Nonie Blake

"Nonie Blake is back home from a mental institution where she has spent the last twenty years, and people in Jarrett Creek are worried. Maybe too worried, for within a week of her return, Nonie is murdered. Chief Samuel Craddock thinks the only possible suspects are members of her tight-lipped family. Ever since Nonie tried to kill her sister when she was fourteen and was sent away to the institution, the family has kept to itself. Clues are scarce and Craddock is stumped. So he checks with ther

Feb 9, 2016
The mystery of the Venus Island fetish by Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.

The mystery of the Venus Island fetish

"It's 1932, and the Great Venus Island Fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in a museum in Sydney, Australia. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss: a strange discoloration on some of the skulls. Has someone tampered with the fetish? Is there a link between it and the mysterious disappearance of Cecil Polkinghorne, curator of archaeology? And how did Eric Sopwith, re

Feb 9, 2016
The murder of Mary Russell - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R, author.

The murder of Mary Russell - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

"Has Laurie King followed in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's footsteps and killed off her protagonist? Sherlock Holmes is back in the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child has hailed as "the most sustained feat of imagination in mysteryfiction today"--but is Mary Russell? When the novel opens, the shabby carpet of 221B Baker Street is drenched in blood--and no one knows the fate of Mary Russell. Could this be the final performance for the world's best-known Holmesian author?"--

Feb 9, 2016
The midwife and the assassin - a mystery by Thomas, Samuel S, author.

The midwife and the assassin - a mystery

""Sam Thomas has created one of the most unique sleuths in modern mystery fiction." -The Plain Dealer. In this thrilling new mystery from the critically acclaimed author of The Witch Hunter's Tale, midwife Bridget Hodgson travels to London where she's forced into a new profession-as a spy. It's 1649. Three years have passed since midwife Bridget Hodgson and her deputy Martha Hawkins fled York for the safety of the English countryside. But when a mysterious letter from London brings them to the c

Feb 9, 2016
The masquerading magician - an accidental alchemist mystery by Pandian, Gigi, 1975-

The masquerading magician - an accidental alchemist mystery

Feb 9, 2016
The last dawn by Gannon, Joe, 1960- author.

The last dawn

"Gladys Dari´o, sterling police lieutenant for the revolutionary Sandinista government in volatile 1986 Nicaragua, has been kidnapped by a notorious Contra commander. Gladys knows she doesn't have a hope for escape, unless her partner on the police force, former Sandinista guerrilla comandante Ajax Montoya, stages a rescue attempt. When he does, it's more outrageous than Gladys could ever have imagined. But it comes at a price. Ajax is imprisoned for years, and Gladys is sent to Miami and blackl

Feb 9, 2016
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins by Hodgson, Antonia.

The last confession of Thomas Hawkins

Feb 6, 2016
The language of secrets by Khan, Ausma Zehanat, author.

The language of secrets

"Detective Esa Khattak heads up Canada's Community Policing Section, which handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. Khattak is still under scrutiny for his last case, so he's surprised when INSET, Canada's federal intelligence agency, calls him in on another potentially hot button issue. For months, INSET has been investigating a local terrorist cell which is planning an attack on New Year's Day. INSET had an informant, Mohsin Dar, undercover inside the cell. But no

Feb 9, 2016
The Lady Agnes mystery. Volume 2, Divine blood, and Combat of shadows by Japp, Andrea H., 1957- author.

The Lady Agnes mystery. Volume 2, Divine blood, and Combat of shadows

HISTORICAL MYSTERIES. "Normandy 1304. Agnes de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains the focus of an ancient quest with many hidden enemies. 'Five women, in the centre the sixth' is the enigmatic prophecy of Agnes's destiny. But as events come to a head and her protectors struggle against powerful opponents, will Agnes choose to fulfil the role that has been foretold for her? Andre Japp uses her remarkable knowledge of French history and daily life in the medieval world to b

Feb 9, 2016
The killing in the café by Brett, Simon, author.

The killing in the café

"Polly's Cake Shop has been a feature of the shopping parade for many years, but when its owner announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the cafe´ might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form the Save Polly's Cake Shop Action Committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture, managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fra

Feb 9, 2016
The killing forest by Blædel, Sara, author.

The killing forest

"Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick. THE KILLING FORESTFollowing an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of the National Police Department. She's assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-ol

Feb 9, 2016
The jazz files - Poppy Denby investigates by Smith, Fiona Veitch, 1970- author.

The jazz files - Poppy Denby investigates

It is 1920. Twenty-two year old Poppy Denby moves from Northumberland to live with her paraplegic aunt in London. Aunt Dot, a suffragette who was injured in battles with the police in 1910, is a feisty and well-connected lady. Poppy has always dreamed of being a journalist, and quickly lands a position as an editorial assistant at the Daily Globe. Then one of the paper's hacks, Bert Isaacs, dies suddenly and messily. Poppy and photographer Daniel Rokeby (with whom Poppy has an immediate and mutu

Feb 4, 2016
The invisible guardian - a novel by Redondo, Dolores, 1969-

The invisible guardian - a novel

Feb 6, 2016
The herald of Hell by Doherty, P. C., author.

The herald of Hell

May, 1381. The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night all over the city, striking terror into the hearts of those who oppose them. But who is he? When his chancery clerk is found hanged in a notorious Southwark brothel, the ruthless Thibault, John of Gaunt's Master of Secrets, summons Brother Athelstan to investigate. Did Amaury Whitfield really kill himsel

Feb 4, 2016
The harlot's tale - a Midwife Mystery by Thomas, Samuel S., author.

The harlot's tale - a Midwife Mystery

"It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God's wrath--and end the heat-wave--the city's overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city's sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adu

Feb 9, 2016
The harlot's tale - a midwife mystery by Thomas, Samuel S, author.

The harlot's tale - a midwife mystery

In 1645, while the city's overlords launch a brutal campaign to whip the sinners into godliness to appease God's wrath, Martha Hawkins and Bridget Hodgson search for a killer who is targeting York's sinners for execution.

Feb 8, 2016
The grim steeper by Cooper, Amanda, 1957-, author

The grim steeper

"Mid-October in the charming Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove means it's time for the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party. The highlight of the festivities is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House. Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason's dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the

Feb 9, 2016
The girls she left behind - a Lizzie Snow novel by Graves, Sarah, 1951- author.

The girls she left behind - a Lizzie Snow novel

"After ten years as a captive of kidnapper Henry Gemmerle, Joan Crimmins eludes the media and spurns the family who failed to search for her. Instead, she settles in the remote Maine town of Bearkill. But when Gemmerle flees a prison clinic and a 16-year-old Bearkill girl vanishes, Aroostook County Sheriff's deputy Lizzie Snow knows that Joan's painful past has just become another young woman's horrifying future"--

Feb 9, 2016
The ghost walker by Coel, Margaret, 1937-, author

The ghost walker

The sleuthing priest working on an Indian reservation, Father O'Malley, reports a body in the snow, but when police arrive on the scene the body has vanished. The Indians claim it must have been a ghost, but Father O'Malley doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since he stopped drinking.

Feb 9, 2016
The ex - a novel by Burke, Alafair, author.

The ex - a novel

After agreeing to defend her ex-fiance´ when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him.

Feb 9, 2016