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Hard truth - a novel by Stewart, Mariah.

Hard truth - a novel

Returning home to Pennsylvania to sell the old family property in the wake of her parents' deaths, Lorna Temple joins forces with private detective T.J. Dawson in a twenty-year-old case involving the disappearance of two children.

Jul 4, 2015
Head or Hearts by Johnston, Paul

Head or Hearts

Jul 4, 2015
Hell's gate by Crompton, Richard, 1973- author.

Hell's gate

Mollel, "the Maasai warrior-turned-detective, has been banished from Nairobi, Kenya's bustling metropolis, to a small, fly-blown town on the edge of a national park. His career, he thinks, has taken a nosedive. His colleagues on the police force are a close-knit group and they have not taken kindly to a stranger in their midst. Mollel suspects they are guilty of the extortion and bribery that plague the force. But when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he begins to wonder i

Jul 1, 2015
High country nocturne by Talton, Jon, author.

High country nocturne

"A cache of diamonds is stolen in Phoenix. The prime suspect is former Maricopa County sheriff Mike Peralta, now a private investigator. Disappearing into Arizona's mountainous high country, Peralta leaves his business partner and longtime friend David Mapstone with a stark choice: he can cooperate with the FBI, or strike out on his own to find Peralta and what really happened."--

Jul 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 crimewriter, 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

Jul 4, 2015
Innocence ; or, Murder on Steep Street by Kovály, Heda, 1919-2010.

Innocence ; or, Murder on Steep Street

"In 1985, Czech Holocaust memoirist, literary translator, and political exile Heda Margolius Kovaly turned her pen to fiction. Inspired by the stories of Raymond Chandler, Kovaly knit her own terrifying experiences in early 1950s Socialist Prague--her husband's imprisonment and wrongful execution, her own persecution at his disgrace--into a gorgeous psychological thriller-cum-detective novel. Set in and around a cinema where a murder was recently committed, Innocence follows the unfolding of the

Jul 2, 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 him

Jul 4, 2015
Lake of fire by Stevens, Mark, 1954-

Lake of fire

Jul 4, 2015
Last of the independents - Vancouver noir by Wiebe, Sam, author.

Last of the independents - Vancouver noir

"Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons -- only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addi

Jul 4, 2015
Last ragged breath by Keller, Julia.

Last ragged breath

A tale inspired by a true event in West Virginia history finds prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins struggling to discover the truth when a survivor of the 1972 Buffalo Creek disaster is implicated in the murder of a development-company president.

Jul 4, 2015
Little pretty things by Rader-Day, Lori, 1973-

Little pretty things

"OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she's still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won't provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it al

Jul 4, 2015
Longest yard sale by Harris, Sherry (Mystery writer)

Longest yard sale

When her best friend, Carol, is literally framed for the murder of an Air Force officer during New England's largest garage sale, Sarah Winston, mad as heck that someone committed a crime during her sale, must rummage through the clues to find a good deal and catch the real killer.

Jul 4, 2015
Maiden Lane by Januska, Michael, author.

Maiden Lane

Jul 4, 2015
Make quilts not war by Sachitano, Arlene, 1951-

Make quilts not war

It's wintertime in Foggy Point, Washington, and tourists are as scarce as gold-plated thimbles at a thrift store. The denizens of the town decide that a colorful 1960s-themed festival is just the event to bring people out and get them moving and, hopefully, spending their money in the community. Clad in bellbottom jeans, granny dresses and afro wigs, the Loose Threads quilt group is excited to participate in the associated quilt display. All, that is, except Jenny Logan, the only member who has

Jul 4, 2015
Manhattan mayhem by

Manhattan mayhem

From Wall Street and Greenwich Village to Chinatown, Harlem and beyond, the streets and skyscrapers of Manhattan are brimming with crimes and misdemeanors.

Jul 2, 2015
Margaret Truman's internship in murder by Bain, Donald, 1935-

Margaret Truman's internship in murder

"Laura is a young intern in Washington, D.C., working for handsome and likable Congressman Hal Gannon. Laura falls for the charming Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon's apartment, she vows to destroy him. Private investigator Robert Brixton is a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. When Laura goes missing, Brixton is hired by Laura's family to gain insight into the case that the police might have missed. Brixton tracks down rumors about Gannon--a staunchly moral "family a

Jul 4, 2015
Marry, Kiss, Kill by Flett-Giordano, Anne, author.

Marry, Kiss, Kill

In this fast-paced and funny debut mystery, movie stars are in Santa Barbara for the film festival, and powerful business interests are at stake. Detective Nola MacIntire and her partner, Tony, must untangle the complicated web behind three seemingly unrelated deaths in this idyllic beach town.

Jul 4, 2015
Monster - an Alex Delaware novel by Kellerman, Jonathan.

Monster - an Alex Delaware novel

Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis must make sense of a nonfunctional psychotic's ramblings that seem to predict the horrific killings happening on the streets of Los Angeles.

Jul 4, 2015
Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery by Weston, Julie W., 1943-

Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery

Jul 4, 2015
Mountain rampage - a National Park mystery by Graham, Scott, 1960- author.

Mountain rampage - a National Park mystery

In the riveting second installment of the National Park Mystery Series, archaeologist Chuck Bender finds himself and his young wife and stepdaughters in the crosshairs of an unknown killer when he defends his brother-in-law from false accusations of murder in the brutal slaying of a resort worker in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jul 4, 2015