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Death wears a beauty mask and other stories. by Clark, Mary Higgins.

Death wears a beauty mask and other stories.

Mar 21, 2015
Weighed in the balance - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne.

Weighed in the balance - a William Monk novel

An exiled German prince falls from his horse in Victorian England and his wife is accused of murder. It's a scandal of international proportions and the man expected to sort out the truth from the lies is series sleuth William Monk. First though he must polish his manners. By the author of Cain His Brother.

Mar 23, 2015
Threads of Deceit by Fox, Mae/ Fields, Jan

Threads of Deceit

Mar 23, 2015
The Sinister Pig by Hillerman, Tony

The Sinister Pig

Mar 23, 2015
Aftermath - A Novel of Suspense by Robinson, Peter

Aftermath - A Novel of Suspense

Mar 23, 2015
The stolen ones by Montanari, Richard.

The stolen ones

Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano investigate a killing spree that may be the handiwork of a former mental patient living in the catacombs beneath Philadelphia.

Mar 23, 2015
No known grave - a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery by Jennings, Maureen, author.

No known grave - a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery

Mar 23, 2015
Stiff penalty by Ryan, Annelise, author.

Stiff penalty

"Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing's certain, she'd better start figuring things

Mar 25, 2015
Hush hush - a Tess Monaghan novel by Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.

Hush hush - a Tess Monaghan novel

Taking a case that challenges her busy schedule, Tess Monaghan and new partner, Sandy Sanchez, assess the security needs of an imperious Baltimore woman whose family reunion is overshadowed by a violent stalker

Mar 25, 2015
A healthy homicide by McLaughlin, Staci, author.

A healthy homicide

"Normally the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, California, would welcome a little healthy competition. But it's no day at the spa when the rivalry with their chic opponent turns lethal. . . Blossom Valley is abuzz with excitement over The Pampered Life, a brand new spa with a trendy menu of decadent services and employees who look like they jumped off the pages of a fashion magazine--and Dana Lewis is worried it could ruin business. But when the swanky spa's owner is drowned in

Mar 25, 2015
Flamenco, flan, and fatalities by McHugh, Mary, author.

Flamenco, flan, and fatalities

"The high-kicking Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--have been booked to flaunt their fabulous flamenco footwork on a luxury train ride through northern Spain. But when a blowhard talk show host is found deader than four-day-old flan--with Gini as suspect numero uno--the feisty friends waste no time stepping into their sleuthing shoes to protect one of their own" --

Mar 25, 2015
Double fudge brownie murder - a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes by Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.

Double fudge brownie murder - a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes

"Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . . Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judg

Mar 25, 2015
Lamentation by Sansom, C. J., author.

Lamentation

"As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife--and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor--Queen Catherine Parr. Shardl

Mar 25, 2015
Murder with fried chicken and waffles by Herbert, A. L.

Murder with fried chicken and waffles

Halia Watkins, the owner of a well-loved soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland, investigates after a smooth-talking, shady entrepreneur turns up murdered in her kitchen, right next to her cast iron frying pan.

Mar 25, 2015
A murder of magpies by Flanders, Judith, author.

A murder of magpies

"It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair ... [including] lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause-- before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messen

Mar 25, 2015
The burning gates by Bilal, Parker, 1960- author.

The burning gates

In Cairo, private investigator Makana is called into the office of his new client, a powerful art dealer known as Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn't want to be found. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets and alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he soon finds out that this side of the

Mar 26, 2015
As Gouda as dead by Aames, Avery, author.

As Gouda as dead

Providence, Ohio is celebrating Valentine's Day with a week full of events. While her cheese shop sells heart-shaped cheeses, Charlotte Bessette is set to walk down the aisle, but a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on her fiance's farm, causing the couple to reconsider the timing of the wedding.

Mar 26, 2015
Cry uncle by McLean, Russel D., author.

Cry uncle

"Working undercover on behalf of the police, McNee’s mission is to get close to aging gangster David Burns and uncover his secrets. In his role as Burns’ new right hand man, he’s expected to follow orders and get his hands dirty. But how far can he go before he crosses the line? With the murder of Burns’ nephew – supposedly under McNee’s protection at the time – the tension ratchets up to breaking point, and McNee finds himself in the midst of a vicious turf war. His cover at risk of being blown

Mar 26, 2015
Satan's Lullaby - a medieval mystery by Royal, Priscilla.

Satan's Lullaby - a medieval mystery

It is the autumn of 1278. The harvest is in. The air is crisp. Dusty summer breathes a sigh before the dark seasons arrive. For Prioress Eleanor, dark times arrive early in Norfolk. Abbess Isabeau, the head of her order, has sent Father Etienne Davoir from its headquarters in France to inspect all aspects of Tyndall Priory from its morals to its roofs. Surely the Abbess would not have chosen her own brother for this rare and thorough investigation unless the cause was serious and she had reasons

Mar 26, 2015
Kittens can kill by Simon, Clea, author.

Kittens can kill

"The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies--and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind--with ar

Mar 26, 2015