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12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Bowen, Gail, 1942- author.

12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery

"Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre -- a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes

Apr 26, 2015
A catered Mother's Day - a mystery with recipes by Crawford, Isis, author.

A catered Mother's Day - a mystery with recipes

When a prank goes horribly wrong, ending up with her old college roommate Ellen Hadley being accused of murder, caterer Bernie Simmons, along with her sister, Libby, enlists the help of Ellen's kids to solve the mystery.

Apr 26, 2015
A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers by Lister, Michael, 1968- author.

A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers

"Someone is killing cops with their own guns. On their way to finding out who and why, Merrick McKnight and Reggie Summers discover there's no justice quite like small town-justice and sometimes the best you can hope for is a certain kind of retribution."--

Apr 26, 2015
A deadly affair at Bobtail Ridge - a Samuel Craddock mystery by Shames, Terry.

A deadly affair at Bobtail Ridge - a Samuel Craddock mystery

"In a small town in Ease Central Texas, Samuel Craddock has learned to accept that his friend Jenny Sandstone's personal life is strictly secret. But when Jenny's dying mother tells Craddock that Jenny is in danger, he is confronted with a dilemma. He wants to respect Jenny's privacy, but he is haunted by the urgency in the dying woman's voice. Forced to confront the past, Jenny plunges into a downward spiral of rage and despair. Craddock knows that only by solving the mystery of secrets buried

Apr 26, 2015
A fatal chapter by Barrett, Lorna.

A fatal chapter

Apr 26, 2015
A first date with death by Orgain, Diana, author.

A first date with death

"When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose--apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life... What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend--and producer of the reality show Love or Money--thinks so. Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia's first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden

Apr 26, 2015
A fright to the death by Eastman, Dawn.

A fright to the death

After their flight to Mexico is cancelled, Clyde and her detective boyfriend, Mac, end up snowed in with their families at a supposedly haunted hotel. Clyde's tarot card-reading mother, Rose, is making dire predictions for the weekend, and self proclaimed pet psychic Aunt Vi is enchanted by the legend of th hotel's ghost- until power goes out and a body turns up. With a hotel full of stranded suspects, Clyde will have to draw on all her skills- both with the police ones she'd rather forget and t

Apr 26, 2015
A good way to go - a Detective Inspector McLusky novel by Helton, Peter, author.

A good way to go - a Detective Inspector McLusky novel

"On his first day back at work following his suspension, DI McLusky finds himself in the midst of a major murder enquiry when a body is discovered in the canal at Netham Lock. Chained, weighted down, tied to a buoy by the neck, it has all the hallmarks of a premeditated, ritualistic killing. As he questions those who knew the victim in an attempt to uncover the dead woman's secrets, McLusky's investigations are disrupted by the discovery of a second body, bound and gagged like the first--but the

Apr 26, 2015
A June of ordinary murders by Brady, Conor, author.

A June of ordinary murders

"In the 1880s the Dublin Metropolitan Police classified crime in two distinct classes. Political crimes were classed as 'special,' whereas theft, robbery and even murder ... were known as 'ordinary.' [In] June 1887, the city swelters in a long summer heatwave, the criminal underworld simmers, and with it, the threat of nationalist violence is growing ... Then the mutilated bodies of a man and a child are discovered in Phoenix Park and Detective Sergeant Joe Swallow steps up to investigate ... Wi

Apr 26, 2015
A promise to die for - an Evangeline Raines mystery by Pelham, Jackie.

A promise to die for - an Evangeline Raines mystery

"In A Promise to Die For, an unknown assailant stalks Evangeline Raines and threatens those she loves. She suspects it's because of her promise to her dying grandmother to continue the search for the family's small collection of Old Masters which were stolen in France during World War II. Recently divorced, Evangeline joins a private investigative firm in Houston where she seeks the paintings from coast to coast as well as abroad. But a killer, eager for revenge for an alleged injustice, will

Apr 26, 2015
A sticky situation by Crockett, Jessie.

A sticky situation

"Aunt Hazel isn't exactly sweet, but she's not the one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town's opera house, but their contractor, Russ Collins, seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. His latest one is a killer. In the opera house basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town's money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner's bones also

Apr 26, 2015
Aftermath by Robinson, Peter, 1950-

Aftermath

"Inspector Allan Banks is swamped with the aftermath of the horrific murder of five teenaged girls, while trying to cope with his divorce, his subordinates and the killer's wife, who might be hiding a lot more than she let on."--

Apr 22, 2015
All the wrong places by Lieberman, Lisa.

All the wrong places

"Seventeen-year-old Cara Walden arrives in 1950s London with her half-brother Gray, a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and closeted homosexual. Gray has looked after Cara ever since her mother, glamorous actress Vivien Grant, was found drowned in the pool at their estate. As Cara embarks on a film shoot in Sicily and begins a love affair with a temperamental actor, she cannot help pondering the mystery surrounding her mother's death, but the questions she asks soon put Cara's own life in dange

Apr 26, 2015
American cafe by Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue

American cafe

Apr 26, 2015
An anecdotal death - a Harry Brock mystery by Roby, Kinley E., author.

An anecdotal death - a Harry Brock mystery

Apr 26, 2015
Artifact by Pandian, Gigi, 1975- author.

Artifact

"When historian Jaya Jones receives a mysterious package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact from India, she discovers the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend from the days of the British Raj. But she's not the only one on the trail. From San Francisco to the Highlands of Scotland, Jaya must evade a shadowy stalker as she follows hints from the hastily scrawled note to a remote archaeological dig. Helping her decipher the cryptic clues are her magician best fri

Apr 26, 2015
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Atherton, Nancy, author.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King

Overseeing her baby, a family wedding and her own approaching 40th birthday celebration amid rumors that a developer has unwanted plans for Finch village, Lori bonds with a warmhearted inventor only to discover his true intentions.

Apr 26, 2015
Bite the biscuit by Johnston, Linda O.

Bite the biscuit

Apr 26, 2015
Bittersweet by Albert, Susan Wittig.

Bittersweet

"This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community."--

Apr 26, 2015
Blaze away by James, Bill, 1929- author.

Blaze away

Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur feels a sort of warmth towards Jack Lamb, a brilliantly prosperous but profoundly dodgy fine arts dealer. Lamb is the greatest informant Harpur has ever dealt with--might be the greatest informant any police officer has ever dealt with--and although Jack ended this arrangement some time ago, Harpur still feels indebted to him. Lamb's posh manor house is stuffed with expensive paintings, ripe for the pinching...and small-time thief George Dinnick and hi

Apr 26, 2015