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Manhattan in miniature by Grace, Margaret, 1937-

Manhattan in miniature

As soon as Gerry Porter and her granddaughter, Maddie, 11, land in New York City, there are signs of trouble. Gerry is pulled in opposite directions by her two friends: Cynthia Bishop, who wants Gerry to investigate her aunt's recent death; and Bebe Mellon, who expects Gerry to spend the week helping her fulfill a work assignment at a giant crafts fair. Gerry and Maddie manage to keep everyone happy, accomplishing what the 35,000-strong NYPD failed to do.

Apr 27, 2015
Blaze away by James, Bill, 1929- author.

Blaze away

Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur feels a sort of warmth towards Jack Lamb, a brilliantly prosperous but profoundly dodgy fine arts dealer. Lamb is the greatest informant Harpur has ever dealt with--might be the greatest informant any police officer has ever dealt with--and although Jack ended this arrangement some time ago, Harpur still feels indebted to him. Lamb's posh manor house is stuffed with expensive paintings, ripe for the pinching...and small-time thief George Dinnick and hi

Apr 27, 2015
The gentle art of murder by Dams, Jeanne M., author.

The gentle art of murder

One late-summer's evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Newbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant sculptress Gillian Roberts. However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the art department, when the lift breaks down ans a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge

Apr 27, 2015
False tongues by Charles, Kate, author.

False tongues

"Reverend Callie Anson returns to her theological college for a reunion while in London her partner, police officer Mark Lombardi, investigates the stabbing of a gifted teenager."--

Apr 27, 2015
Bye, bye love by Larsen, K. J.

Bye, bye love

Chicago's Pants on Fire Detective Agency targets liars and cheats. But PI Cat DeLuca is once again up to her smokin' skinny jeans in murder. Discovering a body while out running, Cat is assaulted before she can call 911. When she comes to, the killer is gone--and so is the body. When the police don't credit her story, Cat decides to go after the murderer herself.

Apr 27, 2015
Pride v. prejudice by Hess, Joan, author.

Pride v. prejudice

"Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in ALL CAPS. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her longtime beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there's but one thing that rem

Apr 27, 2015
The other side of midnight by St. James, Simone.

The other side of midnight

"London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own se;ances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead-at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into

Apr 27, 2015
Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery - a novel by Fletcher, Jessica, author.

Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery - a novel

"Jessica may not know everything about food, but she knows what she likes--and she definitely likes the Fin & Claw restaurant. Opened last summer by young couple Brad and Marcie, the Fin & Claw is their dream come true, combining Marcie's sunny personality with Brad's deft hand in the kitchen. But now their dream is turning into a nightmare. Ge´rard "Pepe" Leboeuf is a renowned New York City restaurateur who has a summer home in Cabot Cove. And now he's decided to open two new restaurants th

Apr 27, 2015
Vixen - A Nameless Detective Novel by Pronzini, Bill

Vixen - A Nameless Detective Novel

Apr 27, 2015
Wedding duress by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Wedding duress

While preparing for her upcoming nuptials, librarian Tori Sinclair must help a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle unravel the mystery surrounding the death of her former nanny who took a fatal fall in her new employer's home.

Apr 27, 2015
A sticky situation by Crockett, Jessie.

A sticky situation

"Aunt Hazel isn't exactly sweet, but she's not the one putting syrup maker Dani in a sour mood. Her family is trying to help renovate the town's opera house, but their contractor, Russ Collins, seems to specialize in finely crafted excuses. His latest one is a killer. In the opera house basement, Russ uncovers the remains of Spooner Duffy, a charming drifter thought to have skipped town decades ago with a hefty sum of the town's money. Tapping into some unpleasant memories, Spooner's bones also

Apr 27, 2015
Whispering shadows - a novel by Sendker, Jan-Philipp, author.

Whispering shadows - a novel

"American expat Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul's marriage unravels in the fallout. Now Paul is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. Less than twenty-four hours later, Elizabeth's son is found dead in

Apr 27, 2015
A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers by Lister, Michael, 1968- author.

A certain retribution - a Merrick McKnight novel introducing Reggie Summers

"Someone is killing cops with their own guns. On their way to finding out who and why, Merrick McKnight and Reggie Summers discover there's no justice quite like small town-justice and sometimes the best you can hope for is a certain kind of retribution."--

Apr 27, 2015
12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery by Bowen, Gail, 1942- author.

12 Rose Street - a Joanne Kilbourn mystery

"Joanne's husband Zack is the leading progressive candidate in a neck-and-neck race, with the existing mayor, for Regina's top job. The tough campaigning is well underway when a disturbing threat disrupts the celebration for the opening of the Racette-Hunter Centre -- a project Zack has been spearheading, intended to benefit the impoverished community of North Central Regina. Joanne soon realizes that sinister interests are working behind the scenes of the election, and another savage act makes

Apr 27, 2015
The cat sitter's whiskers by Clement, Blaize.

The cat sitter's whiskers

"Set in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida, THE CAT SITTER'S WHISKERS catches up with Dixie as she heads off for work one morning in the dimly lit hours before sunrise. Her very first client of the morning is Barney Feldman, a Maine coon cat with a reputation for mischief who's guarding his vacationing owner's valuable collection of decidedly creepy antique masks. But someone's hiding in the house when she arrives, and they sneak up and knock her out cold. When the cops arrive at

Apr 27, 2015
The body in the belfry by Page, Katherine Hall.

The body in the belfry

Ex-Manhattanite Faith Fairchild copes not only with the culture shock of the Massachusetts village in which she, her minister husband, and their baby have settled, but with the shock of finding a woman's body in the church's belfry.

Apr 27, 2015
The blue and the grey by Trow, M. J., author.

The blue and the grey

"Matthew Grand, a former captain in the Union army, arrives in London to track down the last conspirator behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and teams up with journalist James Batchelor to investigate a series of killings that may be connected tothe assassination."--

Apr 27, 2015
The big nowhere by Ellroy, James, 1948-

The big nowhere

Set in Los Angeles in the 1950s as the Red scare blazes, three men--an unheeded deputy, an opportunist D.A.'s assistant, and a high-rolling pimp--become immersed in a nightmarish reality.

Apr 27, 2015
Manhattan Mayhem - New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America by Clark, Mary Higgins (EDT)/ Child, Lee (CON)/ Ode, Eric/ Cook, Thomas H. (CON)/ Parker, T. Jefferson (CON)

Manhattan Mayhem - New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

Apr 27, 2015
Glycerine by Ryan, Garry, 1953- author.

Glycerine

Detective Lane and his new rookie partner, Nigel Li, are responsible for investigating the death of a migrant work while also dealing with a potential terror attack just days before the beginning of the Calgary Stampede.

Apr 27, 2015