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A cut-like wound by Nair, Anita, author.

A cut-like wound

Inspector Borei Gowda investigates the murder of a transgender prostitute in Bangalore while at odds with his family, coworkers, and informers.

Jul 24, 2014
A cut-like wound by Nair, Anita, author.

A cut-like wound

It's the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra , a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman -- but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds

Jul 28, 2014
A distance to death - a Tink Elledge mystery by Menino, H. M.

A distance to death - a Tink Elledge mystery

"Whip-smart, headstrong sleuth Tink Elledge is back on a horse, and back in competition--and this time, she must solve a murder while navigating the steep twists and turns of the legendary Tevis endurance trail ride. In the mountain wilderness of Sierra Nevada, she and her friend Isabel will race across one hundred miles of spectacular gorges and cross heart-stopping fords. Meanwhile, Tink's husband, Charlie, and step-son, Stephen, are nearby working on a new partnership with the reclusive but b

Jul 28, 2014
A dyeing shame - death at the beauty box by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

A dyeing shame - death at the beauty box

When Tami Smith, boozing beautician at the Beauty Box is found dead with a pair of hair shears in her back, there are suspects and secrets aplenty in her small Southern town of Bradley, N.C. Octogenarian Myrtle Clover, bored by bingo and bridge, is intrigued by the crime-- and her neighbors' secrets. But discovering (and blabbing) secrets got Tami killed and Myrtle soon learns her new hobby isn't just dangerous, it's deadly.--Source other than Library of Congress.

Jul 28, 2014
A Grave Matter - A Lady Darby Mystery by Huber, Anna Lee, author.

A Grave Matter - A Lady Darby Mystery

"Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother, Trevor, and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make

Jul 28, 2014
A matter of breeding by Jones, J. Sydney, author.

A matter of breeding

1901. Karl Werthen and his colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, are investigating a bizarre series of murders in the small Austrian town of Graz. Meanwhile, back in Vienna, Karl's wife Berthe is looking into what seems to be a fraudulent breeding scheme involving the prized Lipizzaner horses. Could the two investigations be connected?

Jul 28, 2014
A possibility of violence - a novel by Mishani, Dror.

A possibility of violence - a novel

"The second in D.A. Mishani's acclaimed literary crime series--the sequel to 2013's The Missing File, shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association International Dagger Award--featuring Detective Avraham Avraham"--

Jul 28, 2014
A sudden, fearful death - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne.

A sudden, fearful death - a William Monk novel

In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been the one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime--which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman. Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly, another of Miss Nightingale's nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the

Jul 28, 2014
A Vision In Velvet by Blackwell, Juliet, author.

A Vision In Velvet

"As soon as Lily opens the trunk, she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on, Lily sees awful visions from the past. And when the antiques dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death. Then Lily's familiar, Oscar the potbellied pig, disappears. Lily will do anything to get him back--including battling the spirit of a powerful witch reaching out from the past. But even with the aid of her gran

Jul 28, 2014
Angel killer - a Jessica Blackwood novel by Mayne, Andrew, 1973-

Angel killer - a Jessica Blackwood novel

"FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her, until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test. A mysterious hacker, who identifies himself only as "Warlock," brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place. It hides the GPS coordinates of a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground, as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave. Born into a d

Jul 28, 2014
Atonement of blood - a mystery of ancient Ireland by Tremayne, Peter.

Atonement of blood - a mystery of ancient Ireland

"Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son Alchu that they'll be able to spend some time together after months of being on the road, investigating crimes. Fidelma and Eadulf are enjoying the feast when it is interrupted by the entrance of a religieux, who claims he has an important message for the King. He approaches the throne and shou

Jul 28, 2014
Basil instinct by Costa, Shelley.

Basil instinct

"A top secret society of female chefs, Belfiere has marinated in mystery for two centuries. With its members-only tattoo and code of omerta (silence), this is not your grandmother's cooking circle. Or so Eve Angelotta thought, until her own Nonna--Miracolo's feisty owner, Maria Pia--is chosen to join their shadowy ranks. When you let fifty masked Belfiereans with a lot to hide into your dining room, can murder be far behind?" -- from author's web page.

Jul 28, 2014
Be careful what you witch for by Eastman, Dawn, author.

Be careful what you witch for

"Leaving a traumatic police career behind, Clyde Fortune has returned to her seemingly quiet hometown of Crystal Haven, Michigan. In spite of the psychic powers of its residents, there's no telling what trouble is brewing in this burg. The highlight of this year's fall festival in Crystal Haven is a bonfire with a witch's cauldron resting over it. Clyde's best friend, Diana, leads a ritual to divine the future, but it seems no one forsees that one of their own will drop dead--or that Diana will

Jul 28, 2014
Beach bags and burglaries by Howell, Dorothy (Dorothy A.), author.

Beach bags and burglaries

Winning a vacation to a resort that caters to the whims of the rich and famous, Haley Randolph, while searching for the hottest beach bag, finds her dream holiday taking a murderous turn when she stumbles upon the body of a maid.

Jul 28, 2014
Beneath the soil by Sampson, Fay, author.

Beneath the soil

Suzie Fewings and her family are on a family-history trip when they hear a gunshot, and encounter a local farmer and his wife, who seem strangely agitated. Two days later, the wife is dead. Suzie is convinced there's more to this than meets the eye, but the police don't seem interested, and Suzie soon feels like she's being watched.

Jul 23, 2014
Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel by Keeley, D. A., 1970-

Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel

Jul 28, 2014
Black current - a Jaymie Zarlin Mystery by Keskinen, Karen

Black current - a Jaymie Zarlin Mystery

"Santa Barbara, California. Private investigator Jaymie Zarlin is still recovering after taking on her first murder case when she receives a call to look into the death of Skye, a local teen found dead in a tank at the Santa Barbara Aquarium. The police are calling Skye's death an accident, but Skye's parents are convinced that there's something more to this mysterious death. Eager to prove that she's up to the task of solving another murder case, Jaymie sets to work and turns up a number of lik

Jul 28, 2014
Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery by Spann, Susan.

Blade of the samurai - a Shinobi mystery

"Master ninja Hiro Hattori is trying to sleep when he has an unexpected visit from his friend Kazu, a fellow shinobi and member of the same ninja clan working undercover at the shogunate. Kazu says that Saburo, the Shogun's cousin, has been stabbed to death within the walls of the Shogun's palace with Kazu's dagger, and that though he is innocent, he fears he will be blamed for the murder. He begs Hiro's help in escaping the city. But before he can flee, Hiro and Father Mateo, the Jesuit priest

Jul 28, 2014
Blind trust - a novel by Orchard, Sandra, author.

Blind trust - a novel

Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation-- and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world begins to crumble.

Jul 23, 2014
Blood on the water - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne.

Blood on the water - a William Monk novel

"Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what rea

Jul 28, 2014