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A pitying of doves by Burrows, Steve, author.

A pitying of doves

When a senior attache´ with the Mexican Consulate is found dead alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary, many details pique Inspector Jejeunes interest, including a vacant field research position. Is this the escape from policing that he has been looking for? But first there's a murder to solve.

Aug 4, 2015
The rhythm of the August rain - a novel by Royes, Gillian, 1947-

The rhythm of the August rain - a novel

"Shad Myers, the loveable bartender and town sleuth of Largo Bay, hunts down clues to a woman's mysterious disappearance in this fourth riveting novel in the Shad detective series. Shannon, a photojournalist on assignment for a Canadian magazine, arrives in the impoverished but beautiful fishing village of Largo Bay, Jamaica. But she's seeking more than a tropical paradise: She wants to know why a Canadian woman named Katlyn went missing there more than three decades ago. So she calls on Shad--"

Aug 4, 2015
The Bangkok asset by Burdett, John, author.

The Bangkok asset

Sonchai Jitpleecheep--the brash and beguiling Royal Thai Police Force detective who has been our guide through John Burdett's five previous acclaimed Bangkok novels--is back. The former monk and devout Buddhist, forever battling to protect his karma from the assaults of morally compromising cases, is now faced with the most horrifying technological innovation to make its way to the streets of Bangkok, and a conspiracy of almost unfathomable reach. With Sonchai on this case is the young female in

Aug 4, 2015
Name of the devil - a Jessica Blackwood novel by Mayne, Andrew, 1973- author.

Name of the devil - a Jessica Blackwood novel

"In this electrifying sequel to Angel Killer, magician-turned-FBI-agent Jessica Blackwood must channel her past to catch a killer consumed by a desire for revenge. When a church combusts in rural Appalachia, the bizarre trail of carnage suggests diabolical forces are at work. Charged with explaining the inexplicable, the FBI's Dr. Ailes and Agent Knoll once again turn to the ace up their sleeve: Agent Jessica Blackwood, a former prodigy from a family dynasty of illusionists. As the death toll mo

Aug 4, 2015
Murder on the bucket list by Perona, Elizabeth.

Murder on the bucket list

The septuagenarian women of the Summer Ridge Bridge Club have gathered in secret late one July night to check skinny-dipping off their bucket list. But as Francine observes, the jittery members seem more obsessed with body issues and elaborate preparations than actually stripping down and getting in the pool. A pungent smell emanating from the pool shed provides a perfect distraction. When a dead body flops out, its an answered prayer for Charlotte, since the first item on her list is to solve a

Aug 4, 2015
Heads or hearts by Johnston, Paul, 1957- author.

Heads or hearts

Independent Edinburgh, 2033. The Council of City Guardians has been forced to relax its grip on citizens and the borders are no longer secure. Then a human heart is found on a football pitch. Maverick investigator Quint Dalrymple is called in - but before he makes much progress, a citizen's headless body floats down a canal. Quint uncovers a link to the planned referendum over Edinburgh joining a reconstituted Scotland. But who is behind the killings and mutilations? Are the city's notorious gan

Aug 4, 2015
Basic law - a mystery of Cold War Europe by Jones, J. Sydney, author.

Basic law - a mystery of Cold War Europe

Expat American journalist Sam Kramer is burned out: too many dead bodies, too many wars covered, too little meaning in it all. He's got a dead-end job at the Daily European as the correspondent for Vienna, where nothing happens now that the Cold War is over. And that is exactly how Kramer likes it. But his private neutral zone is shattered with news of the suicide of Reni Mu¨ller, a German left-wing firebrand and Kramer's long-estranged ex-girlfriend. To his surprise, Kramer suddenly finds himse

Aug 4, 2015
Antidote to venom by Crofts, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957, author.

Antidote to venom

George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; his finances are insecure; and an outbreak of disease threatens the animals in his care. As Surridge's debts mount and the pressure on him increases, he begins to dream of miracle solutions. But is he cunning enough to turn his dreams into reality - and could he commit the most devious murder in pursuit of his goals? This ingenious crime novel, with its unusual 'inverted' structure and sympat

Aug 4, 2015
Forgotten Voices by Adams, Jane A.

Forgotten Voices

Aug 4, 2015
After the storm by Castillo, Linda.

After the storm

"In this electrifying thriller by New York Times bestseller Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder must uncover a family's long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder... When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones-and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into

Aug 4, 2015
Cities and thrones by Patel, Carrie, author.

Cities and thrones

"In the fantastical, gaslit underground city of Recolleta, oligarchs from foreign states and revolutionaries from the farming communes vie for power in the wake of the city's coup. The dark, forbidden knowledge of how the city came to be founded has been released into the world for all to read, and now someone must pay. Inspector Liesl Malone is on her toes, trying to keep the peace, and Arnault's spy ring is more active than ever. Has the city's increased access to knowledge put the citizens in

Aug 4, 2015
Corridors of the night - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne.

Corridors of the night - a William Monk novel

"Anne Perry, that incomparable novelist of life in Victorian England, has once again surpassed herself, with this twenty-first installment of her New York Times bestselling William Monk series. In Corridors of the Night, nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do desperate battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide. The monomaniacal Rand brothers--Magnus, a cunning doctor, and Hamilton, a genius chemist--are u

Aug 4, 2015
Devil on my doorstep by Kaminsky, Stuart M.

Devil on my doorstep

Private eye Jim Rockford receives a visit from a girl claiming to be his daughter and she has proof. The girl says her mother, the woman with whom Rockford had an affair, is missing and may have been murdered by her husband. Rockford investigates.

Aug 4, 2015
Flask of the drunken master - a Shinobi mystery by Spann, Susan, author.

Flask of the drunken master - a Shinobi mystery

"August 1565: When a rival artisan turns up dead outside Ginjiro's brewery, and all the evidence implicates the brewer, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo must find the killer before the magistrate executes Ginjiro and seizes the brewery, leaving his wife and daughter destitute. A missing merchant, a vicious debt collector, and a female moneylender join Ginjiro and the victim's spendthrift son on the suspect list. But with Kyoto on alert in the wake of the shogun's rece

Aug 4, 2015
The Mammoth book of Sherlock Holmes abroad by

The Mammoth book of Sherlock Holmes abroad

In this anthology of new stories, Sherlock Holmes travels to the far ends of the Earth in search of truth and justice. A host of writers, while remaining respectful towards Conan Doyle's work, present a new and thrilling dimension to Holmes's career.

Aug 4, 2015
Deadly election by Davis, Lindsey.

Deadly election

"In the first century A.D., during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So, in July, she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession and it's time to get back to work. The first order business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house. As the senior fami

Aug 4, 2015
Open grave - a mystery by Eriksson, Kjell, 1953- author.

Open grave - a mystery

In this new book in the Ann Lindell series, Professor Bertram von Ohler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. This news causes problems in his otherwise quiet upper-class neighborhood. Not everybody is happy with the choice of winner. Mysterious incidents start to occur. Boyish pranks say the police, but what follows is certainly not innocent amusement. Police inspector Ann Lindell becomes involved in the case and immediately is transported back into her own past. Eriksson has been nomi

Aug 4, 2015
The killing. II - based on the Bafta award winning TV series written by Søren Sveistrup by Hewson, David, 1953- author.

The killing. II - based on the Bafta award winning TV series written by Søren Sveistrup

It's been two years since Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in disgrace. But when the body of a female lawyer is discovered in macabre circumstances, Head of Homicide Lennart Brix knows that Lund is the one person he can rely on to discover the truth.

Aug 4, 2015
Malice at the palace by Bowen, Rhys, author.

Malice at the palace

Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.

Aug 4, 2015
The Marsh Madness by Abbott, Victoria

The Marsh Madness

Aug 4, 2015