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Godless country - a mystery by Hunt, Alaric, author.

Godless country - a mystery

"Clayton Guthrie is a private fixer for the aristocracy of New York City. His latest job is to protect a Manhattan heiress from a dangerous stalker. He hires retired bodyguard Abraham Swabe to protect her while he runs a trap operation assisted by his young operative, Rachel Vasquez, who juggles her new responsibilities while suffering from the shaky after-effects of a shootout"--Amazon.com.

Sep 4, 2015
Gone but knot forgotten by Marks, Mary, author.

Gone but knot forgotten

"Sorting through the estate of a wealthy recluse may sound like a fascinating task, but when the skeletons in the closets turn out to be real, Martha and her quilting pals wish they'd stuck to basting and batting... Martha Rose is stunned when she hears that her best friend from high school has passed away. Her shock doubles when she learns that Harriet Oliver made her the executor of her estate. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to h

Sep 4, 2015
Grace among thieves by Hyzy, Julie A., author.

Grace among thieves

When Grace Wheaton's former professor calls to warn her of a rash of thefts at various historical sites, she isn't surprised, because Marshfield Manor has been targeted, too. Grace wonders if the thefts have something to do with a film crew roaming the grounds, digitally immortalizing the manor. But soon she gets distracted by an incident much more dire: the shooting of one guest and the murder of another.

Sep 4, 2015
Grace cries uncle by Hyzy, Julie A., author.

Grace cries uncle

"When Grace's estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn't be worse. Grace's beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from being the trusted curator and manager of Marshfield Manor to Bennett's heir. And her duplicitous sister would be right behind her in the line of inheritance. Liza is not the only mysterious visitor to arrive in town. A man claiming t

Sep 4, 2015
Hangman's game by Syken, Bill, author.

Hangman's game

"After losing his starting position as a college quarterback to a shoulder injury, Nick Gallow has remade himself as a punter. Now in his fifth year in the pros with the Philadelphia Sentinels, Nick spends most of his time on the sidelines. He no longer makes winning plays, and when the team visits a hospital, the sick kids would rather talk to the players they've actually heard of. But Nick is unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight when he witnesses the murder of the new all-star draft pic

Sep 4, 2015
Heirs and Assigns - A New British Country House Murder Mystery Series by Eccles, Marjorie

Heirs and Assigns - A New British Country House Murder Mystery Series

Sep 4, 2015
Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-

Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel

Sep 4, 2015
In a dark, dark wood by Ware, Ruth.

In a dark, dark wood

"What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her "nest" of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee?) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countrysid

Aug 30, 2015
In the dark places - an Inspector Banks novel by Robinson, Peter, 1950- author.

In the dark places - an Inspector Banks novel

"As Banks and his team follow what few clues they have, desperate to find the missing boy, who holds the key to the puzzle, they find themselves branching out in different directions. As the end game becomes a race against time, even Banks's team isn't safe from the rage of the hunted animal"--

Sep 4, 2015
Is fat Bob dead yet? - a novel by Dobyns, Stephen, 1941- author.

Is fat Bob dead yet? - a novel

Witnessing a gruesome motorcycle accident in the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo sees a strangely familiar man with an Elvis haircut at the scene and is embroiled in a small-time con operation.

Sep 4, 2015
Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery by Evans, Mary Anna, author.

Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery

"Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse. In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family--Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn't gott

Sep 4, 2015
Jade Dragon Mountain by Hart, Elsa.

Jade Dragon Mountain

"On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. Wh

Sep 4, 2015
Knock on wood by Johnston, Linda O.

Knock on wood

Sep 4, 2015
Knot the usual suspects - a Haunted Yarn Shop mystery by MacRae, Molly, author.

Knot the usual suspects - a Haunted Yarn Shop mystery

It's time for Handmade Blue Plum, an annual arts and crafts fair, and Kath and her knitting group TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber) plan to kick off the festivities with a yarn bombing. But they're not the only ones needling Blue Plum. Bagpiper and former resident Hugh McPhee had just returned after a long absence, yet his reception is anything but cozy. The morning after his arrival, he's found dead in full piper's regalia. Although shaken, Kath and her knitting group go forward with their yarn

Sep 4, 2015
Ladies of the lake by Corday, Ken, author.

Ladies of the lake

After rich husbands start to die under mysterious circumstances in the gated community of Avalon, Detective Daniels of the LAPD begins to investigate and discovers disturbing facts about the six marriages of the residents.

Sep 4, 2015
Last ragged breath by Keller, Julia, author.

Last ragged breath

From the night-black depths of a coalmine to the sun-struck peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, from a riveting murder mystery to a poignant meditation on the meaning of love and family, the latest novel in the critically acclaimed series strikes out for new territory: the sorrow and outrage that spring from a real-life chapter in West Virginia history. Royce Dillard doesn't remember much about the day his parents-and one hundred and twenty-three other souls-died in the 1972 Buffalo Creek disast

Sep 4, 2015
Last words by Koryta, Michael, author.

Last words

Grieving the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak reluctantly accepts a case from a suspected murderer who may or may not be innocent.

Sep 4, 2015
Law and author by Chase, Erika.

Law and author

"Bob Miller, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, is stunned by the arrival of his twenty-one-year-old granddaughter, Darla, whom he has never seen. Bob has been estranged from his own daughter for decades and hopes to make up for his absence in Darla's life. But some of the ladies of the book club find their Southern hospitality strained as they question the motives behind this sudden reunion. After a dead man is found in Molly Mathews

Sep 4, 2015
Lay death at her door - a mystery by Buhmann, Elizabeth, author.

Lay death at her door - a mystery

Twenty years ago, Kate Cranbrook's eyewitness testimony sent the wrong man to prison for rape and murder. When new evidence exonerates him, Kate says that in the darkness and confusion, she must have mistaken her attacker's identity. She is lying. Kate would like nothing better than to turn her back on the past, but she is trapped in a stand-off with the real killer. When a body turns up on her doorstep, she resorts to desperate measures to free herself once and for all from a secret that is rui

Sep 4, 2015
Lay death at her door by Buhmann, Elizabeth

Lay death at her door

Sep 1, 2015