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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 22, 2014
Artifacts of death - a murder mystery in Utah's Canyon Country by Curtin, Rich.

Artifacts of death - a murder mystery in Utah's Canyon Country

Deputy sheriff Manny Rivera investigates the murder of a ranch hand whose body was found in the remote canyon country near Moab, Utah.

Jul 19, 2014
Angelica's smile by Camilleri, Andrea.

Angelica's smile

The seventeenth installment of the beloved New York Times bestselling series that boasts more than 600,000 books in print. The last four books in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series have leapfrogged their way up the New York Times bestseller list, perfectly positioning Angelica's Smile to ascent to even greater heights. A rash of burglaries has got Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, starts sending the Sicilian inspec

Jul 20, 2014
An Unwilling Accomplice by Todd, Charles

An Unwilling Accomplice

Jul 17, 2014
All things murder by Quigley, Jeanne.

All things murder

"Synopsis:Emmy-winning actress Veronica Walsh is accustomed to role-playing. Over her thirty-two-year career on the soap opera Days and Nights, her character has been a businesswoman, wife (multiple times), mother, prison inmate, and fugitive. None of that prepared her for the role of a real-life sleuth.When Veronica cannot land a new part after the soap's cancellation, she returns to her Adirondack hometown for what she hopes is a temporary visit. No sooner does she arrive than Veronica finds h

Jul 18, 2014
After the exhibition - a Jack Haldean mystery by Gordon-Smith, Dolores, author.

After the exhibition - a Jack Haldean mystery

'Art, my dear boy,' said Mr Askern, 'especially sacred art, needs tradition. Tradition is the bedrock of our art . . .' He broke off, staring at the woman in front of him. Her face seemed to lose all definition and her skin turned an unnatural shade of putty-coloured grey. 'Art,' she said, her voice scarcely more than a whisper. 'Art! Oh my God, art!' She swayed dangerously. Jack leapt forward, catching her as she fell. Jack Haldean expected Lythewell and Askerns' exhibition of church art in Lyo

Jul 19, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2014
A little night murder - a Blackbird sisters mystery by Martin, Nancy, 1953-

A little night murder - a Blackbird sisters mystery

"Nora Blackbird--pregnant at last!--is spending summer afternoons wallowing in the Bucks County pool of her best friend, Lexie Paine, who has just been released from prison. At night, Nora is covering Philadelphia's high-society events for the local newspaper. And this time she doesn't have to look far for a good story. Next door, a Broadway show is in rehearsal at the estate of Toodles Tuttle, the long-deceased but ever-legendary composer. Reigning over the estate is Toodles's diva widow, Boom

Jul 17, 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 22, 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 22, 2014
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 22, 2014
A catered Fourth of July - a mystery with recipes by Crawford, Isis, author.

A catered Fourth of July - a mystery with recipes

When a re-enactor's musket blows up in his face, killing him, Bernie and Libby need to get to the bottom of his murder.

Jul 20, 2014