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Nine days - a mystery by Koenig, Minerva.

Nine days - a mystery

"She's short, round, and pushing forty, but Julia Kalas is a damned good criminal. For 17 years she renovated historic California buildings as a laundry front for her husband's illegal arms business. Then the Aryan Brotherhood made her a widow, and witness protection shipped her off to the tiny town of Azula, Texas. Also known as the Middle of Nowhere. The Lone Star sticks are lousy with vintage architecture begging to be rehabbed. Julia figures she'll pick up where she left off, but she's got

Sep 1, 2014
The second deadly sin by Larsson, Åsa, 1966- author.

The second deadly sin

When a bear hunt culminates in the discovery of a brutally murdered woman in a northern Swedish village, Rebecka Martinsson delves into the victim's tragic family history, only to be blocked from the case by an arrogant prosecutor.

Sep 1, 2014
Summer of the dead - a novel by Keller, Julia, author.

Summer of the dead - a novel

"High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley--who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past. In the third mystery chronicling the journey of B

Sep 1, 2014
Unnatural Murder - a Josie Corsino Mystery by Dial, Connie, 1944-

Unnatural Murder - a Josie Corsino Mystery

Sep 1, 2014
Queen of hearts by Bowen, Rhys.

Queen of hearts

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal--but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene ... My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again--which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I

Sep 1, 2014
Paw and Order - A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Quinn, Spencer, author.

Paw and Order - A Chet and Bernie Mystery

After setting things right in a case that took them all the way to the Louisiana bayou, P.I. Bernie LIttle and his faithful canine companion Chet decide to take the long way home and pay a visit to Bernie's girlfriend, Suzie Sanchez, an up-and-coming journalist now living in Washington D.C. Suzie is working on a big story she can't talk about, and when her source, a mysterious Brit with possible intelligence connections, runs into trouble of the worst kind, Bernie suddenly finds himself under a

Sep 1, 2014
Weirdo by Unsworth, Cathi, author.

Weirdo

An atmospheric thriller about a teenage girl convicted of murder in a 1980s seaside town and the private investigator who reopens the case to discover that she may not have acted alone.

Sep 1, 2014
To die fur by Lyle, Dixie, author.

To die fur

Deirdre has her hands full, as usual. Working as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky means the daily grind is closer to a juggling act, and this week is no exception--especially when her side job is directing spiritual traffic in Zelda's pet cemetery. With ZZ hosting a party for some of the world's wealthiest animal collectors and a rare albino liger named Augustus in residence at the private zoo, Foxtrot is ready for trouble to take a big bite out of her schedule...

Sep 1, 2014
A tightly raveled mind by Lawson, Diane.

A tightly raveled mind

"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband

Sep 1, 2014
Three-card monte by Malvaldi, Marco, 1974- author.

Three-card monte

Sep 1, 2014
Those who feel nothing by Guttridge, Peter, author.

Those who feel nothing

Ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is hoping to ease gently into his new role as Brighton's first Police Commissioner but is hit with a shocking scandal involving the director of the Royal Pavilion. In the subsequent investigation, Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist and Detective Sergeant Bellamy Heap are bemused by the discovery of looted antiquities from Cambodia's Angkor Watt in the tunnels beneath the Pavilion, but the further discovery of a corpse gives their investigation a darker hue. As does

Sep 1, 2014
Supping with the devil - a DCI Paniatowski mystery by Spencer, Sally, author.

Supping with the devil - a DCI Paniatowski mystery

DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the h

Sep 1, 2014
Well read, then dead by Moran, Terrie Farley.

Well read, then dead

When a shy, elderly book club member is murdered, Fort Myers Beach bookstore café owners Mary Cabot and Bridget Mayfield must read between the lines to catch a killer. Includes a recipe.

Sep 1, 2014
Really the blues by Koenig, Joseph, author.

Really the blues

American jazz musician Eddie Piron investigates after the drummer for his band turns up floating face down in the Seine during the Nazi occupation of Paris.

Sep 1, 2014
Picked to Die by Connolly, Sheila

Picked to Die

Sep 1, 2014
Spring tide by Börjlind, Cecilia, 1961-

Spring tide

Sep 1, 2014
Shear trouble by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

Shear trouble

When a local ladies man is found dead with a pair of shears sticking out of his chest, quilter Beatrice Coleman must unravel a tangled mess of clues to find out which resident of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, is responsible. Includes quilting tips.

Sep 1, 2014
Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery by Slater, Susan, 1942-

Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery

"A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on its ear. It's no straight-forward, "demand all the money at gun-point and hustle out the front door" kind of robbery. It's a sneaky tunneling that probably took months to complete and landed the thieves in a room of safe deposit boxes--not the vault with two million bucks for a ranch sale next door. Was this some mistake, or was the thieves' target the Tiffany-designed sapphire and diamond necklace belonging to eighty-five year old Ge

Sep 1, 2014
Taken in by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Taken in

Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online. Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women or that Dixie would

Sep 1, 2014
Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel by Dilts, Tyler, author.

Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel

"Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett returns from a year-long medical leave badly scarred and in constant pain, yet determined to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. He gets his chance when a call comes in that shocks even the toughest guys in the squad room--a California congressman's daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered in their upscale home. At first glance, it looks like a robbery gone wrong, but Danny's not so sure"--Amazon.

Sep 1, 2014