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Heart of stone - an Ellie Stone mystery by Ziskin, James W., 1960- author.

Heart of stone - an Ellie Stone mystery

"A young newspaper reporter in 1960s' upstate New York, Ellie Stone plays by her own rules and puts her life at risk when she asks too many questions about a suspicious accident"--

Jul 1, 2016
Hell fire by Fossum, Karin, 1954- author.

Hell fire

"A gruesome tableau awaits Inspector Konrad Sejer in the oppressive summer heat: a woman and a young boy lay dead in a pool of blood near a dank camper. The details of the deaths of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son Simon are mysterious. There is no sign of robbery or assault. Who would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her child? Sejer and his fellow investigator Jakob Skarre begin a hunt for the killer that will eventually lead them to a heartbreaking conclusion. In a parallel storyl

Jul 1, 2016
High jinx by Esposito, Shannon.

High jinx

"Doggie-yoga instructor Elle Pressley's Halloween is proving to be beyond creepy: first her eccentric Greek client tells her she's been cursed by the evil eye, then Elle discovers a body hanging from the kitchen rafters at a Halloween party. Finding herself dragged into the ensuing investigation, Elle turns to her new boyfriend, Devon Burke, the hunky local PI. But with Devon distracted by new evidence in his parents' murder case and Elle's streak of bad luck continuing, is fate about to deliver

Jul 1, 2016
Hollow crib by Bourg, B. J., author.

Hollow crib

"It's November in southeast Louisiana and the only thing Detective Brandon Berger wants is to keep his anniversary promise to his wife. As luck would have it, a mysterious death derails his plans. He begins to investigate the case along with his partner, Dawn Luke, and the trail leads them to the Magnolia Faith Church and its controlling pastor, Father Isaac Stewart. Suspecting the pastor has knowledge about the suspicious death, but unable to prove anything because of the tight-lipped parishion

Jul 1, 2016
Homicide in the house by Shogan, Colleen J., 1975- author.

Homicide in the house

"When the goverment shuts down, D.C. becomes a ghost town. A perfect opportunity to get away with murder. Not on Kit's watch." --

Jul 1, 2016
Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery by Freed, David, 1954- author.

Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery

"A notorious, international big game hunter and his beautiful, former flight attendant wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming--until rumors begin to surface that others may have had the

Jul 1, 2016
I shot the Buddha by Cotterill, Colin.

I shot the Buddha

"Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result, they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator. Realizing that he needs rescuing, Siri and Daeng sneak illegally across the Mekhong River to Thailand, trying to t

Jun 30, 2016
In the land of milk and honey - an Elizabeth Harris novel by Jensen, Jane, author.

In the land of milk and honey - an Elizabeth Harris novel

"With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there--it's just easier to hide... By solving the murders of two local girls,Elizabeth has gained some trust from the Amish community. So she's the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei--a curse placed by a practitioner of old-

Jul 1, 2016
Kilmoon, a County Clare mystery by Alber, Lisa

Kilmoon, a County Clare mystery

Jul 1, 2016
Knit to be tied by Sefton, Maggie, author.

Knit to be tied

"... Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels. In Fort Connor, Colorado, the friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a new face into the fold. Shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn the father of Nancy's baby isn't quite the man she dreamed he was. He's a cad. Then one dark

Jul 1, 2016
Knit your own murder by Ferris, Monica, author.

Knit your own murder

"In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire has her hands tied between running her needlework shop and turning her sharp eye for deduction to solving crimes... The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fund-raising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanove

Jun 30, 2016
Magnolia moonlight by Ellis, Mary, 1951- author.

Magnolia moonlight

Jul 1, 2016
Marbeck and the double-dealer by Pilkington, John, 1948 June 11-

Marbeck and the double-dealer

Sir Robert Cecil, Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, calls in fellow spy Marbeck to unmask a double agent working with the Spanish, but the investigation grows sinister and forces Marbeck to confront the most dangerous forces of the Spanish empire.

Jul 1, 2016
Marbeck and the king-in-waiting by Pilkington, John, 1948 June 11- author.

Marbeck and the king-in-waiting

As Queen Elizabeth lies dying without naming a successor, Sir Robert Cecil, Secretary of State, fears problems with her cousin James' succession to the throne, and Marbeck, Cecil's best spy, must confront plots that threaten the nation.

Jul 1, 2016
Marbeck and the Privateers by Pilkington, John

Marbeck and the Privateers

Jul 1, 2016
Margaret Truman's deadly medicine - a capital crimes novel by Bain, Donald, 1935- author.

Margaret Truman's deadly medicine - a capital crimes novel

If someone in the pharmaceutical industry came upon a cheaper, non-addictive, and more effective painkiller, would he kill for it? Washington D.C. private detective Robert "Don't call me Bobby" Brixton, along with his mentors, attorneys Mac and Annabel Smith, discover that the answer is a resounding "Yes," as they try to help Jayla King, a medical researcher at a small D.C. pharmaceutical firm, carry on the work of her father. His experiments in the jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of such

Jul 1, 2016
Marriage, monsters-in-law, and murder by Rosett, Sara, author.

Marriage, monsters-in-law, and murder

When professional organizer Ellie Avery agrees to help organize a family wedding, things get deadly when a member of the wedding party winds up dead.

Jul 1, 2016
Midnight crossing - a mystery by Fields, Tricia, author.

Midnight crossing - a mystery

"Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she's heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed. Located on the border of Texas and Mexico, the small town of Artemis has become a way station for the coyotes who ferry immigrants across the Rio Grande. But they

Jul 1, 2016
Miss Dimple and the slightly bewildered angel - a mystery by Ballard, Mignon Franklin, author.

Miss Dimple and the slightly bewildered angel - a mystery

"October, 1944. It has been a challenging season for Elderberry's favorite first grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick. A beloved former student was recently killed in the war, her brother has become distant, and her friend Odessa, the cook at Pheobe's rooming house, has taken a leave of absence to care for a relative. Still, when Dimple's librarian friend, Virginia, finds a young woman, Dora, on the library porch looking for a place to spend the night, soft-hearted Dimple brings her back to Pho

Jun 30, 2016
Missing, presumed - a novel by Steiner, Susie, 1971 or 1972- author.

Missing, presumed - a novel

"Detective Manon Bradshaw is 39, single, and miserable as sin. She has endured some of the worst dates in internet history. But she loves her job and performs it brilliantly; all she needs to rise up in the ranks is a big break. Edith Hind is a gorgeous, intrepid graduate student at Cambridge University who seems to have it all: a doting boyfriend, a devoted friend named Helena, a loving mother and a father who is a surgeon to the Royal Family. When Edith turns up missing from her apartment one

Jul 1, 2016