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All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel by Clark, Mary Higgins.

All dressed in white - an under suspicion novel

"The second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series following The Cinderella Murder, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride. Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at The Grand Victoria Hotel in Palm Beach. Then, with their guests and families on site, Amanda disappeared. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing br

Nov 28, 2015
Born in a burial gown by Craven, Mike.

Born in a burial gown

"Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. He has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness, and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can’t get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried on a wet, Cumbrian building site. Shot once in the back of the head, execution style, it is a cold, calculated murder. When the post-mortem reveals she has gone to significant expense in disguising her appearance, and the only clue to her ide

Nov 28, 2015
Away in a manger by Bowen, Rhys.

Away in a manger

"It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and twelve-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger." Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help h

Nov 28, 2015
A Christmas escape - a novel by Perry, Anne, author.

A Christmas escape - a novel

"A Christmas Escape ... transports us to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for an unconventional Yuletide adventure--and an unforgettable volcanic encounter."--

Nov 28, 2015
Art and murder by Easton, Don, author.

Art and murder

"Jack Taggart is out for justice, and just a little revenge, when he goes undercover as a pimp to hunt down the murderer of a cop to whom he owes an everlasting debt of gratitude. Embroiled in a mysterious international crime syndicate, for once Taggart might be in over his head."

Nov 28, 2015
Miss Ruffles inherits everything by Martin, Nancy, 1953- author.

Miss Ruffles inherits everything

"Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient-her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog, and when Honeybelle was alive, Miss Ruffles liked nothing better than digging up Honeybelle's famous rose garden after breakfast, chasing off the UPS man before lunch and terrorizing the many gentleman callers w

Nov 28, 2015
Murder Most Howl by Davis, Krista, author.

Murder Most Howl

Holly Miller is delighted that her grandmother has finally left the Sugar Maple Inn to take a well-deserved vacation. It means Holly is in charge, but running the inn might be more challenging than she realized. Wagtail is throwing a weekend-long murder mystery game to draw in tourists during the slow season, the inn has a full house, and a blizzard is on the way. Trouble is unleashed the night the game begins, when the storm blows in and the lights go out. It gets worse the following morning w

Nov 28, 2015
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue - a gaslight mystery by Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue - a gaslight mystery

When a family friend's traumatized daughter is accused of murdering her new husband, newlyweds Sarah Brandt and Detective Frank Malloy investigate with the assistance of household members and uncover sinister truths about the victim's true identity.

Nov 28, 2015
Plot boiler by Brandon, Ali, author.

Plot boiler

All the local shop owners are thrilled when Darla Pettistone throws a block party, except for the proprietor of Perky's Coffee Shop who thinks Darla is trying to steal his customers. When Hamlet finds his wife dead, Darla and her cat investigate.

Nov 28, 2015
Too soon dead - an Alexander Brass mystery by Kurland, Michael, author

Too soon dead - an Alexander Brass mystery

"New York City, 1935. Newspaper columnist extraordinaire Alexander Brass needs a story... It all begins when a furtive tipster promises an explosive story and gives Morgan DeWitt - assistant to New York World celebrity newsman Alexander Brass - an envelope filled with photographs of the most compromising nature. When the tipster turns up murdered, Brass and his team resolve to find the killer, running the gauntlet of blackmailing Nazis, accommodating nymphomaniacs and U.S. senators on the way...

Nov 28, 2015
Sherlock Holmes - the thinking engine by Lovegrove, James, author.

Sherlock Holmes - the thinking engine

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Nov 28, 2015
The lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959.

The lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback

Nov 28, 2015
Death comes to Kurland Hall by Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author.

Death comes to Kurland Hall

Returning to Kurland St. Mary to help with a friend's wedding, Lucy Harrington is dismayed at the presence of Major Robert Kurland, but calls a truce with him when Mrs. Chingford, a meddling widow who had set her sights on Lucy's father, is found dead at the bottom of a staircase.

Nov 28, 2015
Target in the night by Piglia, Ricardo, author.

Target in the night

A passionate political and psychological thriller set in a remote Argentinean Pampas town, Target in the Night is an intense and tragic family history reminiscent of King Lear, in which the madness of the detective is integral to solving crimes. Target in the Night, a masterpiece, won every major literary prize in the Spanish language in 2011.

Nov 28, 2015
Woman with a blue pencil - a novel by McAlpine, Gordon, author.

Woman with a blue pencil - a novel

"On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida, a Japanese-American academic, has been thrust into the role of amateur P.I., investigating his wife's murder, which has been largely ignored by the LAPD. Grief stricken by her loss, disoriented by his ill-prepared change of occupation, the worst is yet to come.... Sam discovers that, inexplicably, he has become not only unrecognizable to his former acquaintances but that all signs of his existence (including even the murder he's investigating) have been e

Nov 28, 2015
Yappy hour by Orgain, Diana.

Yappy hour

"With side-splitting humor, an irresistable cast of characters--both human and canine--and an intimate small town setting, Yappy Hour is sure to delight fans of Rita Mae Brown and Diane Kelly. Every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove, CA, the Roundup Crew, a group of dog-loving friends, meet at a neighborhood wine bar for Yappy Hour. When Rachel, the owner, mysteriously leaves town and asks her sister, Maggie (who is neither pet friendly nor business savvy), to run the bar

Nov 28, 2015
The chocolate falcon fraud - a chocoholic mystery by Carl, JoAnna, author.

The chocolate falcon fraud - a chocoholic mystery

"The Warner Pier tourism board is kicking off its Tough Guys and Private Eyes film festival with The Maltese Falcon, and Lee Woodyard and her Aunt Nettie are preparing a delicious chocolate noir tie-in at TenHuis Chocolade. What Lee isn't prepared for is a face from the past: Jeff Godfrey, her former stepson...Then Jeff goes missing, the Falcon theme is haunting everyone, and a body falls at Lee's feet when she opens the front door just like in the movie."--

Nov 28, 2015
Crushed velvet by Vallere, Diane, author.

Crushed velvet

"Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe is back in business--this time getting wrapped up in a diabolical but crafty case of murder. With opening day of Material Girl approaching, Poly is stocking up on lush fabrics, colorful notions, and best of all, a proprietary weave of velvet. But upon delivery, it's not quite the blend she expected, being ninety-percent silk and ten-percent corpse. Crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. His wife, Genevieve, local tea shop owner and close friend

Nov 28, 2015
Claws for alarm by LoTempio, T. C.

Claws for alarm

Since inheriting her mother's sandwich shop, Nora Charles is more about hot grilled paninis than cold-blooded murder--until her sister Lacey is arrested. The victim, an esteemed art collector and Lacey's bullying professor, was stabbed in the heart. Apparently, all over a lousy grade. Off campus, things were just as dicey. The prof had an ex with secrets, a trophy wife set to inherit a fortune in masterworks, and a scorned student mistress. Going undercover, Nora realizes that investigating thi

Nov 28, 2015
Death under glass by McAndrews, Jennifer, author.

Death under glass

"While Georgia has come to love her new hometown, her stained glass windows haven't exactly been raking in the dough. So when her best friend, Carrie, offers her the opportunity to create a made-to-order window for Wenwood's latest bed and breakfast, Georgia jumps at the chance. But when Carrie's ex-husband's office suddenly burns to the ground and Carrie's own office and apartment are robbed, Georgia has to put down her glass and cutter to get to the bottom of the trouble. Carrie insists she do

Nov 28, 2015