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Innocent graves - a novel of suspense by Robinson, Peter, 1950-

Innocent graves - a novel of suspense

The murder of a teenage girl incites hatred, a shocking travesty of justice, and the devastation of a community in this chilling classic from the international bestselling author of "Close to Home."

Feb 26, 2015
Just you wait - a Grace Street mystery by Tesh, Jane, author.

Just you wait - a Grace Street mystery

David Randall, a private detective short of work, invites his psychic friend Camden into a case. Miss Viola Mitchell, an aging local actress, has recently been reported missing. The Parkland PD's Jordan Finley objects to Randall and Cam inspecting Viola's home, claiming the police don't need their help. Moments later, despite the array of birds and cats perfuming the residence, Cam advises Finley, "Check the basement." Viola is neatly planted there in a square of dirt. Who would kill her? Why? A

Feb 26, 2015
Kicked to the curb by Slan, Joanna Campbell, author.

Kicked to the curb

The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper's past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara's other problems seem trivial in comparison to...a murder investigation!

Feb 26, 2015
Kill Me, Darling by Spillane, Mickey/ Collins, Max Allan

Kill Me, Darling

Feb 22, 2015
Killer Gourmet by McKevett, G. A.

Killer Gourmet

Feb 22, 2015
Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery by Fletcher, Jessica.

Killer in the kitchen - a Murder she wrote mystery

"Jessica may not know everything about food, but she knows what she likes--and she definitely likes the Leg & Claw restaurant. Opened last summer by young couple Brad and Marcie, the Leg & Claw is their dream come true, combining Marcie's sunny personality with Brad's deft hand in the kitchen. But now their dream is turning into a nightmare. Ge´rard "Pepe" Leboeuf is a renowned New York City restaurateur who has a summer home in Cabot Cove. And now he's decided to open two new restaurants there-

Feb 22, 2015
Kittens can kill by Simon, Clea, author.

Kittens can kill

"The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies--and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind--with ar

Feb 26, 2015
Ladle to the Grave by Archer, Connie

Ladle to the Grave

Feb 26, 2015
Lamentation by Sansom, C. J., author.

Lamentation

"As Henry VIII lies on his deathbed, an incendiary manuscript threatens to tear his court apart. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councilors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government. As heretics are hunted across London, and radical Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focuses its attack on Henry's sixth wife--and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor--Queen Catherine Parr. Shardl

Feb 26, 2015
License to dill by Hughes, Mary Ellen, author.

License to dill

"Piper Lamb, a fruit and vegetable preserver, finds herself in quite a pickle when her ex-fiancé drops in for a visit and her dill supplier, local farmer Gerald Standley, is accused of murdering his bitter rival, the manager of an Italian soccer team."--

Feb 26, 2015
Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel by Phelan, Tom, 1940-

Lies the mushroom pickers told - a novel

"Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born, he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him. He has come home to investigate two deaths that happened decades earlier when he was a child, deaths that were ruled accidental. But Patrick knows-and believes the whole town knows-they were murde

Feb 26, 2015
Lord of the silent by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013.

Lord of the silent

"With World War One going on, Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her family leave England for Cairo, Egypt. Hoping to keep her son Ramses away from the spy work that endangered his life in the past, Amelia sends him and his wife to check on security at old dig sites. But before you know it, fresh corpses turn up in old tombs, kidnappers strike, and an old enemy returns. --"

Feb 26, 2015
Motive by Kellerman, Jonathan.

Motive

"A much loved woman's dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. Turns out her devoted boyfriend has an alibi and, with few clues leading to a suspect, LAPD's Lieutenant Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help. Then another woman's shot execution style; three bullets in the back of her head leave her husband with a profitable business. He's got an alibi too. As the body count builds, A

Feb 26, 2015
Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Brightwell, Emily, author.

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away

"Old sins cast long shadows. Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried--but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. Mrs. Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspecto

Feb 26, 2015
Murder in Hindsight by Cleeland, Anne

Murder in Hindsight

Feb 22, 2015
Murder with fried chicken and waffles by Herbert, A. L.

Murder with fried chicken and waffles

Halia Watkins, the owner of a well-loved soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland, investigates after a smooth-talking, shady entrepreneur turns up murdered in her kitchen, right next to her cast iron frying pan.

Feb 26, 2015
Mystery of the dinner playhouse by Befeler, Mike.

Mystery of the dinner playhouse

"When a staged murder at a mystery dinner playhouse turns into a real poisoning death, recently retired detective Gabe Tremont is called back to solve the crime and discovers the playhouse director, the cast and a spy from a competing theater all have reasons to want the murdered man dead" --

Feb 26, 2015
Nantucket five-spot - a Henry Kennis mystery by Axelrod, Steven, author.

Nantucket five-spot - a Henry Kennis mystery

Henry Kennis, Nantucket island's poetry-writing police chief works a second challenging case. At the height of the summer tourist season, a threat to bomb the annual Boston Pops Concert could destroy the island's economy, along with its cachet as a safe, if mostly summer-time, haven for America's ruling class. The threat of terrorism brings The Department of Homeland Security to the island, along with prospects for a rekindled love affair - Henry's lost love works for the DHS now. The "terrorism

Feb 26, 2015
Obsession in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- author.

Obsession in death

NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who proves his devotion by killing repeatedly.

Feb 26, 2015
Plague land by Sykes, S. D., author.

Plague land

"Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Dispatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviving peasants. Yet some things never change. Oswald's mother remains the powerful matriarch of the family, and his sister Cle

Feb 26, 2015