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The wages of desire - an Inspector Lamb novel by Kelly, Stephen (Mystery writer), author.

The wages of desire - an Inspector Lamb novel

In the late summer of 1941, as the war in Europe drags on, long-buried secrets begin to surface in the Hampshire village of Winstead, when the body of a young woman--a former conscientious objector--is found shot to death in the church cemetery. The woman's only connection to Winstead seems to be that she lately had joined a group of conscripted workers who are building a prisoner of war camp on an abandoned farm near the village. But Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Lamb, who is called in to so

Aug 23, 2016
The twelve dogs of Christmas - an Andy Carpenter mystery by Rosenfelt, David, author.

The twelve dogs of Christmas - an Andy Carpenter mystery

"Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he's happy--eager, even--to take the case that's just come his way. Andy's long-time friend Martha "Pups" Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can't handle, raises them until they're old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however. With Christmas just around the corner, one of Pups's neighbor

Aug 23, 2016
The St. Lucia Island club by Monahan, Brent, 1948- author.

The St. Lucia Island club

When retired Southern sheriff-turned-New York City detective John Le Brun and his wife, Lordis, set sail in 1910 for a long-awaited honeymoon on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, they expect to find relaxation in paradise. However, they soon discover they've been lured to the island in part to tout its attributes as a burgeoning vacation retreat to wealthy investors back home. Instead of finding tranquility among the tropical isle's quaint villages and sandy beaches, they encounter a land teemi

Aug 23, 2016
The sixth idea by Tracy, P. J., author.

The sixth idea

"The Monkeewrench crew returns in a twisty, heart-stopping new thriller"--

Aug 23, 2016
The second death - a mystery of ancient Ireland by Tremayne, Peter, author.

The second death - a mystery of ancient Ireland

"Ireland, A.D. 671. It is the beginning of the summer season and the Kingdom of Muman is preparing to celebrate the Great Fair of Cashel. It is an extravagant nine days of contests, food, and endless entertainment. Circumstances have led Fidelma and Eadulf far and wide across the kingdom, and they have been absent from the Great Fair for many years. But, for once they haven't been called away from Cashel, and are eager to enjoy the festivities - that is, until the last wagon in a group traveling

Aug 23, 2016
The question of the felonious friend - an asperger's mystery by Copperman, E. J., 1957- author.

The question of the felonious friend - an asperger's mystery

Aug 23, 2016
The perplexing theft of the jewel in the crown by Khan, Vaseem, 1973- author.

The perplexing theft of the jewel in the crown

"For centuries, the Koh-i-Noor diamond has set man against man and king against king. Now part of the British Crown Jewels, the priceless gem is a prize that many have killed to possess. So when the Crown Jewels go on display in Mumbai, security is everyone's principal concern. And yet, on the very day Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose"--Amazon.com.

Aug 23, 2016
The Paris librarian by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Paris librarian

"Hugo Marston investigates the death of a friend at the American Library in Paris and discovers a mystery dating back to World War II"--

Aug 23, 2016
The old blue line - a Joanna Brady novella by Jance, Judith A.

The old blue line - a Joanna Brady novella

Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride. Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He's been taken for everything he has. He's lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith--all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn't look back on those bad years; there's no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Ro

Aug 23, 2016
The ninja's daughter - a Hiro Hattori novel by Spann, Susan, author.

The ninja's daughter - a Hiro Hattori novel

"Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice. As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace--but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into t

Aug 23, 2016
The night bell by Wolfe, Inger Ash, author.

The night bell

The Night Bell moves between the past and the present in Port Dundas, Ontario, as two mysteries converge. A discovery of the bones of murdered children is made on land that was once a county foster home. Now it's being developed as a brand new subdivision whose first residents are already railing against broken promises and corruption. But when three of these residents are murdered after the discovery of the children's bones, frustration turns to terror. While trying to stem the panic and solve

Aug 23, 2016
The Murder of a Queen Bee by Lester, Meera

The Murder of a Queen Bee

Aug 23, 2016
The moth catcher - a Vera Stanhope mystery by Cleeves, Ann, author.

The moth catcher - a Vera Stanhope mystery

"Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter to look after the place while they're away. But he is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house, Vera finds the body of a second man. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of t

Aug 23, 2016
The Mistletoe Murder - And Other Stories by James, P. D.

The Mistletoe Murder - And Other Stories

Aug 23, 2016
The Missing Chapter by Goldsborough, Robert

The Missing Chapter

Aug 23, 2016
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff - A British Library Crime Classic by North, Gil

The Methods of Sergeant Cluff - A British Library Crime Classic

Aug 17, 2016
The Last Coincidence by Goldsborough, Robert

The Last Coincidence

Aug 23, 2016
The kept woman by Slaughter, Karin, 1971- author.

The kept woman

Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton look into the murder of an ex-cop whose body was found at an abandoned construction site, an investigation that uncovers links to Will's troubled past.

Aug 23, 2016
The homeplace - a mystery by Wolf, Kevin, 1951- author.

The homeplace - a mystery

" 'Culled from the rarefied air of James Lee Burke, Greg Iles, and John Hart, Kevin Wolf has fashioned a painstakingly perfect tale of murder, angst, and the enduring power of the human spirit. If the late, great Pat Conroy had ever decided to write a mystery, this would be it.' -- Jon Land. 'Kevin Wolfs debut novel, The Homeplace, succeeds in every way. He has crafted a gripping, fast-paced narrative with beautifully drawn characters in an authentic and interesting small-town Colorado settin

Aug 23, 2016
The heavens may fall - a novel by Eskens, Allen, 1963- author.

The heavens may fall - a novel

"FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. Max is still struggl

Aug 23, 2016