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A body at book club by Spann Craig, Elizabeth, author.

A body at book club

"When octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover discovers Naomi Pelter's dead body during a book club meeting, the other members seem shocked. But Myrtle can read between the lines. Naomi had riled everyone up by flirting with other people's husbands, arguing with neighbors, and generally making a nuisance of herself. Murdering troublemakers is the oldest trick in the book. The book club members seem too sweet to be killers, but Myrtle knows better than to judge books by their covers."--Page 4 of cover.

May 4, 2016
A body at bunco by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

A body at bunco

Octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover has never heard of the dice game Bunco. Regardless, she steps in as her daughter-in-law's sub and reluctantly puts her game face on. Bunco turns out to be child's play. But when a body is discovered, Myrtle realizes another game is afoot. Before long, she's playing cat and mouse with the killer. Can she track down the murderer before the game is up? Or, with the killer playing hard to get, will it end up being "no dice?"

May 4, 2016
A brilliant death - a novel by Yocum, Robin.

A brilliant death - a novel

Travis Baron was an infant when his mother disappeared. Did she die in a boating accident with her lover? After two decades, her body has never been found. Now in high school, Travis and his best friend Mitch Malone try to piece together the truth, with the help of an unlikely ally--a former detective who has served time for falsifiying evidence.

May 1, 2016
A death along the River Fleet by Calkins, Susanna, author.

A death along the River Fleet

"Lucy Campion, a ladies' maid turned printer's apprentice in 17th-century London, is crossing Holborn Bridge over the most vile portion of the River Fleet one morning when she encounters a distraught young woman, barely able to speak and clad only in a blood-spattered nightdress. The woman has no memory of who she is or what's happened to her, and the townspeople believe she's possessed. But Lucy is concerned for the woman's well-being and takes her to a physician. When, shockingly, the woman is

May 5, 2016
A front page affair by Vatsal, Radha, 1972-

A front page affair

May 5, 2016
A girl like you - a Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel by Cox, Michelle (Historical fiction writer), author.

A girl like you - a Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel

"It's 1935, and ever since the big crash and her father's subsequent suicide, Henrietta Von Harmon has been left with the job of caring for her antagonistic mother and seven younger siblings. In desperation, Henrietta finally agrees to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall. Just as she's beginning to enjoy herself, however, the floor matron suddenly turns up dead. When the aloof Inspector Howard appears on the scene to investigate, he persuades Henrietta to go undercover for him, plu

May 5, 2016
A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall by Dennison, Hannah, author.

A killer ball at Honeychurch Hall

"In this delightful new mystery, our heroine Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat's initial excitement soon ends in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall-- both upstairs and down-- and even those who are just been passing through. Matters come

May 5, 2016
A useful woman / A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Wilde, Darcie.

A useful woman / A Rosalind Thorne Mystery

"Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society--including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and a minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society's most influential women, who have co

May 5, 2016
An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery by Miller, Carol, 1972- author.

An old-fashioned murder - a moonshine mystery

"The next in this charming Southern mystery series featuring a closed-room murder in an old Victorian inn during a snowstorm"--

May 5, 2016
Antiques fate by Allan, Barbara.

Antiques fate

A theater owner drops dead, getting Brandy and Vivian entangled in a progressively perilous murder plot.

May 5, 2016
Apricot's revenge - a crime novel by Song, Ying, 1944- author.

Apricot's revenge - a crime novel

"A business tycoon in China is found dead; he apparently suffered a heart attack while swimming. His body is washed onto a beach in a popular resort known as the Hawaii of the East. But soon it becomes clear that he was murdered. Three immediate beneficiaries of his death become the suspects: the vice president of the company, Zhou, who is in line to take over his position; his young widow, Zhu, who stands to inherit a huge amount of wealth; and his arch business rival, Hong, who is competing in

May 4, 2016
Arab jazz by Miské, Karim, author.

Arab jazz

When his upstairs neighbor is murdered, Ahed Taroudant joins the investigation in order to clear his own name.

May 4, 2016
Aunty Lee's chilled revenge by Yu, Ovidia, 1961- author.

Aunty Lee's chilled revenge

"After an injured ankle forces her to turn her cafe's operations over to her friend and business partner, Aunty Lee must still figure out what happened to a British expatriate who turns up murdered in her hotel room."--

May 4, 2016
Back lash by Knopf, Chris, author.

Back lash

May 5, 2016
Better dead by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Better dead

"It's the early 1950's. Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace. Nate Heller is doing legwork for the senator, though the Chicago detective is disheartened by McCarthy's witch-hunting tactics. He's made friends with a young staffer, Bobby Kennedy, while trading barbs with a potential enemy, the attorney Roy Cohn, who rubs Heller the wrong way. Not the least of which for successfully prosecuting the so-called Atomic Bomb spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. When famous mystery

May 5, 2016
Black Hammock - A Noir Thriller Series Set in Jacksonville, Florida by Wiley, Michael

Black Hammock - A Noir Thriller Series Set in Jacksonville, Florida

May 5, 2016
Blood cries - a John Jordan mystery by Lister, Michael, author.

Blood cries - a John Jordan mystery

The second volume in the "Atlanta Years" series within the John Jordan Mystery Series. Picks up right where INNOCENT BLOOD left off in this smart, thrilling, mystery that shows John's formative years as a detective.

May 5, 2016
Blood of the oak - a novel by Pattison, Eliot, author.

Blood of the oak - a novel

"The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which marked the beginning of organized resistance to English rule. Duncan follows ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and a series of murders and kidnappings in the network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence-which are engaged in the first organized political dissent ac

Apr 29, 2016
Blood orange by Albert, Susan Wittig.

Blood orange

"... China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital ... It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband, Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices

May 4, 2016
Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Riggs, Cynthia, author.

Bloodroot - a Martha's Vineyard mystery

"It's just another day at the dentist's office for Victoria Trumbull when fellow patient, wealthy Mrs. Wilmington, dies. It's an unfortunate, though seemingly not murderous incident, but the receptionist is hysterical, so one of the dental assistants offers to drive her home. But after making a quick pit stop, he finds her body floating in the harbor. With the police shorthanded due to an upcoming presidential visit, it's up to Victoria to take on the case. As she wrestles with her ex-son-in-law

May 5, 2016