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The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-

The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estell

Sep 17, 2014
The Cottoncrest curse - a novel by Rubin, Michael H., 1950-

The Cottoncrest curse - a novel

The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, an otherworldly force that has now taken three

Sep 19, 2014
The Cornish Coast Murder by Bude, John/ Edwards, Martin (INT)

The Cornish Coast Murder

Sep 19, 2014
The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho by Delgado, Anjanette.

The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

"Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she's better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that "forever after" trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic--especially because he's also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami's Calle Ocho in Little Havana"--page [4] of cover.

Sep 19, 2014
The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery by Carl, JoAnna.

The chocolate clown corpse - a chocoholic mystery

"Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose-and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier's most hated clown.... Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson's balloons. But it's been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody's moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe's shuttered tourist trap, and it's giving her delicious ide

Sep 19, 2014
The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel

"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England"--

Sep 19, 2014
The Burning Room by Connelly, Michael

The Burning Room

Sep 19, 2014
The blood of an Englishman - an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C.

The blood of an Englishman - an Agatha Raisin mystery

Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.

Sep 19, 2014
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - the Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled by Penzler, Otto

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - the Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled

Sep 19, 2014
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century by Penzler, Otto (EDT)

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century

Sep 17, 2014
The beast in the red forest - an Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense by Eastland, Sam, author.

The beast in the red forest - an Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense

A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Inspector Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap - a new enemy has emerged from the fog of war,

Sep 19, 2014
Terminated - a Tucker mystery by Daniel, Ray, 1962-

Terminated - a Tucker mystery

After his software engineer wife is murdered, Tucker is determined to find the killers and accepts a job as a consultant at his old company, discovering that the suspects are sabotaging the company's critical computer project.

Sep 18, 2014
Terminated - a Tucker mystery by Daniel, Ray, 1962-

Terminated - a Tucker mystery

After his software engineer wife is murdered, Tucker is determined to find the killers and accepts a job as a consultant at his old company, discovering that the suspects are sabotaging the company's critical computer project.

Sep 19, 2014
Tel Aviv Noir by Keret, Etgar (EDT)/ Gavron, Assaf (EDT)

Tel Aviv Noir

Sep 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2014
Strange shores by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-

Strange shores

"[B]egins when a young woman disappears from the frozen fjords of Iceland. In her wake, this woman has left a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for the missing woman but also for his long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snowstorm when they were children has coloured his entire life. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of hum

Sep 19, 2014
Stirring the Plot by Gerber, Daryl Wood

Stirring the Plot

Sep 19, 2014
Stages of grey by Simon, Clea, author.

Stages of grey

Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As

Sep 19, 2014
Soul of the fire by Pattison, Eliot.

Soul of the fire

"When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are abruptly dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. But his fear turns to confusion as he discovers he has been chosen to fill a vacancy on a special international commission investigating Tibetan suicides. Soon he finds that his predecessor was murdered, and when a monk sets himself on fire in front of the commissioners he realizes that the Commis

Sep 19, 2014