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Stillwater by Lenhardt, Melissa, author.


"Former FBI agent Jack McBride took the job as Chief of Police for Stillwater, Texas, to start a new life with his teenage son, Ethan, away from the suspicions that surrounded his wife's disappearance a year earlier. With a low crime rate and a five-man police force, he expected it to be a nice, easy gig; hot checks, traffic violations, some drugs, occasional domestic disturbances, and petty theft. Instead, within a week he is investigating a staged murder-suicide, uncovering a decades old skele

Nov 27, 2015
The humbug murders by Oliver, L. J., author.

The humbug murders

Nov 27, 2015
Drop dead punk by Zahradnik, Rich.

Drop dead punk

Coleridge Taylor is searching for his next scoop on the police beat. The Messenger-Telegram reporter has a lot to choose from on the crime-ridden streets of New York City in 1975. One story outside his beat is grabbing all the front page glory: New York teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, and President Ford just told the city, as the Daily News so aptly puts it, "Drop Dead." Taylor's situation is nearly as desperate. His home is a borrowed dry-docked houseboat, his newspaper may also be on the w

Nov 27, 2015
Rest ye murdered gentlemen by Delany, Vicki, 1951- author.

Rest ye murdered gentlemen

As the owner of Mrs. Claus's Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That's why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry's float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there's a Scrooge in Christmas Town. Merry isn't ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph's Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter's body on a

Nov 27, 2015
Nuts and buried by Lee, Elizabeth, 1946- author.

Nuts and buried

"When her wealthy friend, Eugene Wheatley, is murdered after introducing his new bride to Riverville, Texas, society, Lindy Blanchard launches her own investigation after the wrong woman and her unscrupulous kin are accused of the crime and turns to her meemaw Miss Amelia for help."--

Nov 27, 2015
The puffin of death by Webb, Betty, author.

The puffin of death

Zookeeper Theodora Bentley travels to Iceland to pick up an orphaned polar bear for a new exhibit. While in Iceland, she must put her investigative skills to use when two American birdwatchers are killed in a picturesque seaside village.

Nov 27, 2015
Murder Under the Bridge - A Palestine Mystery by Raphael, Kate

Murder Under the Bridge - A Palestine Mystery

Nov 27, 2015
A deceptive clarity by Elkins, Aaron J.

A deceptive clarity

Nov 27, 2015
Death takes priority by Flowers, Jean, 1937- author.

Death takes priority

After the death of her aunt and being dumped by her fiance´, Cassie Miller returns to her small hometown in the Berkshires. When somebody breaks into the post office where she works and an unidentified body is found in the woods, Cassie finds hereself drawn into the case.

Nov 27, 2015
Ghost girl by Thomson, Lesley, 1958- author.

Ghost girl

When detective's daughter Stella Darnell discovers some old photos in her father's darkroom, an old case is reopened. The oldest photo dates back to 1966, when a ten year-old girl witnessed something that would haunt her forever.

Nov 27, 2015
A likely story by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

A likely story

Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she's determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother's fate.

Nov 27, 2015
The secret life of Anna Blanc by Kincheloe, Jennifer, 1966-

The secret life of Anna Blanc

"It's 1907 Los Angeles. Mischievous socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels--but must disguise them behind covers of more domestically-appropriate reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles, Anna buys off the chaperone assigned by her domineering father and, using an alias, takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police

Nov 27, 2015
The stitching hour by Lee, Amanda, 1967- author.

The stitching hour

"A commercial haunted house next door threatens to scare away business at Marcy Singer's Tallulah Falls, Oregon embroidery shop, Seven-Year Stitch, and soon things get even worse when a local waitress is found dead with mysterious markings on her neck--and one of Marcy's festive trinkets in her possession."--

Nov 27, 2015
A specter of justice - a Sam Blackman mystery by De Castrique, Mark, author.

A specter of justice - a Sam Blackman mystery

"When private detective Sam Blackman agrees to help his partner and lover, Nakayla Robertson, conduct a fundraiser for orphaned twin boys, he does so to ease his conscience. The boys' parents were killed in a courtroom shootout where Sam was the key witness against the twins' father. The charity event, a nighttime ghost tour of the legendary haunted sites of Asheville, North Carolina, seems harmless enough. Sam only has to tell the story of a grief-stricken woman who hanged herself from an old,

Nov 27, 2015
The spy on the Tennessee Walker by Peterson, Linda Lee.

The spy on the Tennessee Walker

Nov 27, 2015
Trimmed with murder - a seaside knitters mystery by Goldenbaum, Sally.

Trimmed with murder - a seaside knitters mystery

"In this holiday yarn from the national bestselling author of A Finely Knit Murder, all Izzy Chambers Perry wants for Christmas is to keep her brother out of jail. In Sea Harbor, the holidays mean cozy fires, festive carols, and soft skeins of yarn waiting to become hats and sweaters and scarves. And this year, Izzy and the other Seaside Knitters are also knitting tiny ornaments to decorate a tree for the first annual tree-trimming contest. Their holiday cheer is multiplied when Izzy's younger b

Nov 27, 2015
Untimely death - a Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery by Duncan, Elizabeth J., author.

Untimely death - a Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery

Nov 27, 2015
White colander crime by Hamilton, Victoria, 1957- author.

White colander crime

"When she discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter, who predicted her own murder at the hands of Cody Wainwright, food columnist Jaymie Leighton is not convinced that the troubled son of her beleaguered newspaper editor is responsible and decides to investigate on her own."--

Nov 27, 2015
Murder most unfortunate - a Rick Montoya Italian mystery by Wagner, David P, author.

Murder most unfortunate - a Rick Montoya Italian mystery

Nov 27, 2015
All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel by Clark, Mary Higgins.

All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel

"The second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing br

Nov 27, 2015