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The killing forest by Blædel, Sara, author.

The killing forest

"Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series featuring police investigator Louise Rick. THE KILLING FORESTFollowing an extended leave, Louise Rick returns to work at the Special Search Agency, an elite unit of the National Police Department. She's assigned a case involving a fifteen-year-ol

Feb 10, 2016
Fatal inheritance by Harrison, Cora, author.

Fatal inheritance

"When a woman's body is discovered, strangled and bound with rope to the stone torso of Fa´r Breige, the ancient stone god which stands sentinel above the haunted caves and ancient fortifications of the Atlantic cliffs, the locals believe it was the god who killed her. In life, Clodagh O'Lochlainn had been a disgrace to her clan, tormenting her former priestly lover, jeering at her husband, robbing her relatives: but could she really have been slaughtered by a vengeful god, as the local populati

Feb 10, 2016
A fool and his Monet - a Serena Jones mystery by Orchard, Sandra, author.

A fool and his Monet - a Serena Jones mystery

Feb 10, 2016
Ripe for Murder by O'neil, Carlene

Ripe for Murder

Feb 10, 2016
Scene of the brine by Hughes, Mary Ellen, author

Scene of the brine

Business is booming at Piper's Picklings in Cloverdale, New York. But not all is sweet in the life of Piper's number one customer and friend, local caterer Sugar Heywood. Sugar is dating wealthy realtor Jeremy Porter, but his family doesn't approve. After their unscrupulous accountant finds some dirt on Sugar, the family quickly urges Jeremy to throw her out like rotten fruit. Things are further spoiled after the accountant is found poisoned, and all evidence points to Sugar's son, Zach. With t

Feb 10, 2016
Town in a cinnamon toast by Haywood, B. B., author

Town in a cinnamon toast

The much-anticipated wedding of local resident Maggie Tremont and popular baker Herr Georg Wolfsburger has stirred up the usually quiet coastal town of Cape Willington. To make sure the wedding of the year goes off without a hitch, the participants gather at a pre-wedding dinner -- everyone, that is except the best man ... from the publisher.

Feb 10, 2016
A thousand falling crows by Sweazy, Larry D., author.

A thousand falling crows

"Sonny Burton was forced to retire from the Texas Rangers after taking a bullet from Bonnie Parker in a shoot-out. The bullet so damaged Sonny's right arm that he had to have it amputated. While Sonny struggles with recuperating and tries to get used to the idea of living a life with only one arm, Aldo Hernandez, the hospital's janitor, asks Sonny to help find his daughter and bring her back home. She has got herself mixed up with a couple of brothers involved in a string of robberies. Sonny agr

Feb 10, 2016
Shadows on a Maine Christmas - an antique print mystery by Wait, Lea. author

Shadows on a Maine Christmas - an antique print mystery

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer has come to Maine for a storybook Christmas with her beloved Will Brewer and his Great-Aunt Nettie, who has gathered together her longtime friends for holiday celebrations. At one gathering, Maggie hears cryptic references by Aunt Nettie's old friends to buried secrets from their youth. One elderly woman suffers from dementia, remembering those past events better than the gifts she just opened. Will she blurt out information about an old crime so dangerous that

Feb 10, 2016
Reining in Murder by Hearon, Leigh

Reining in Murder

Feb 10, 2016
Murder, she wrote - design for murder by Fletcher, Jessica, author.

Murder, she wrote - design for murder

"In the newest in the USA Today bestselling mystery series, Jessica Fletcher visits New York City during fashion week, only to discover someone has rather fatal designs... Jessica is in Manhattan to attend the debut of a new designer. Formerly Sandy Black of Cabot Cove, the young man has reinvented himself as Xandr Ebon, and is introducing his evening wear collection to the public and--more important--to the industry's powers-that-be: the stylists, the magazine editors, the buyers, and the weal

Feb 10, 2016
Drawing blood - a sketch in crime mystery by Verne, Deirdre, 1965- author.

Drawing blood - a sketch in crime mystery

Feb 10, 2016
The killing in the café by Brett, Simon, author.

The killing in the café

"Polly's Cake Shop has been a feature of the shopping parade for many years, but when its owner announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the cafe´ might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form the Save Polly's Cake Shop Action Committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture, managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fra

Feb 10, 2016
Jane and the Waterloo map - being a Jane Austen mystery by Barron, Stephanie.

Jane and the Waterloo map - being a Jane Austen mystery

"November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker extraordinaire, is about to declare bankruptcy dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry's health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she's there, the Reverend James Stanier Clarke, chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince's fabulous London home

Feb 10, 2016
Murder most wholesome by McLaughlin, Staci, author.

Murder most wholesome

Feb 10, 2016
The last dawn by Gannon, Joe, 1960- author.

The last dawn

"Gladys Dari´o, sterling police lieutenant for the revolutionary Sandinista government in volatile 1986 Nicaragua, has been kidnapped by a notorious Contra commander. Gladys knows she doesn't have a hope for escape, unless her partner on the police force, former Sandinista guerrilla comandante Ajax Montoya, stages a rescue attempt. When he does, it's more outrageous than Gladys could ever have imagined. But it comes at a price. Ajax is imprisoned for years, and Gladys is sent to Miami and blackl

Feb 10, 2016
Dearly departed by Conrad, Hy, author.

Dearly departed

"Fanny and Amy Abel, the dynamic mother-and-daughter owners of a New York travel agency, have just booked their biggest trip yet to the Taj Mahal, but when an American is found dead at the famous tourist site, Amy realizes she may have a killer on the tour."--

Feb 10, 2016
Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize by Brightwell, Emily

Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize

Feb 10, 2016
A song for the brokenhearted by Shaw, William, 1959- author.

A song for the brokenhearted

The earthshaking year of 1968 comes to a sweeping and dangerous close as Detectives Breen and Tozer battle the most powerful members of London society in their probe into a case going back years--the murder of Tozer's younger sister.

Feb 10, 2016
The rose in the wheel by Rizzolo, S. K.

The rose in the wheel

Constance Tyrone, the conspicuously celibate founder of the St. Catherine Society, dedicated to helping poor women, is run over by a carriage one wet November evening in 1811 London. Curiously, while one of her feet is bare, the other is shod in a clean satin slipper, despite the muddy road. Why was a gentlewoman abroad in the night? And if she died under the wheel, who bruised her neck and stole her monogrammed curcifix?

Feb 10, 2016
South of nowhere by Koenig, Minerva.

South of nowhere

"Reformed criminal Julia Kalas travels from small-town Texas to Mexico on the trail of a missing persons case in the second installment in this atmospheric, critically-acclaimed series Julia Kalas has found a place for herself in small-town Texas. After being forced to relocate by the Aryan Brotherhood and witness protection, she's working on getting her budding construction business off the ground. But her newfound status as a sometimes-problem solver doesn't stop local cops from giving her the

Feb 10, 2016