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Murder.com by Murphy, Haughton.

Murder.com

Jul 23, 2016
New York nocturne - the return of Miss Lizzie by Satterthwait, Walter, author.

New York nocturne - the return of Miss Lizzie

During the Roaring Twenties, Lizzie Borden and Amanda Burton reunite to solve the case of a grisly murder among Jazz Age New York's elite. Together, they will manage to work out a twisted path through the narrow streets of nighttime New York toward what might be survival.

Jul 17, 2016
No good to cry - a Rick Van Lam mystery by Lanh, Andrew, author.

No good to cry - a Rick Van Lam mystery

Jul 21, 2016
No pity for the dead by Herriman, Nancy, author.

No pity for the dead

""Herriman skillfully brings 1867 San Francisco to life in all its beauty and treachery."--Anna Lee Huber, National Bestselling Author of the Lady Darby Mysteries -- The author of No Comfort for the Lost returns with a new mystery of Old San Francisco... British-born nurse Celia Davies runs a free medical clinic to assist the poor women of San Francisco. Aided in her endeavors by her half-Chinese cousin, Barbara, and her feisty housekeeper, Addie, Celia has earned the trust and friendship of man

Jul 23, 2016
One book in the grave - a bibliophile mystery by Carlisle, Kate, 1951-

One book in the grave - a bibliophile mystery

" ... [Brooklyn Wainwright] decides to find out who sold [a rare first edition of Beauty and the beast] so she can return it to its rightful owner ... She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered ... With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot--before she ends up in a plot herself ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Jul 23, 2016
Open season by Mayor, Archer.

Open season

A frightened old woman kills a man at her door in the middle of the night and Detective Joe Gunther discovers they were co-jurors on a sensational murder trial three years earlier. Several more vicious assaults make Joe suspect that all of the jurors from that trial are now in danger.

Jul 23, 2016
Out of Nowhere - A Zen Mystery Set in San Francisco by Dunlap, Susan

Out of Nowhere - A Zen Mystery Set in San Francisco

Jul 23, 2016
Outfoxed by Rosenfelt, David, author.

Outfoxed

"Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners. One of the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who has 18 months left on a 5-year term for fraud. Brian has been helping to train

Jul 23, 2016
Peril in paradise by Ambrose, Marty

Peril in paradise

Jul 20, 2016
Peril in Paradise by Ambrose, Marty, author.

Peril in Paradise

Jul 23, 2016
Ping-pong heart by Limón, Martin, 1948- author.

Ping-pong heart

"South Korea, 1974. CID Sergeants George Suen~o and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-Ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing a hundred thousand won from him--a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked in the night, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives

Jul 23, 2016
Pushing up daisies - an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C, author.

Pushing up daisies - an Agatha Raisin mystery

When a wealthy land developer who had been planning to turn a community garden into a housing estate winds up dead, Agatha Raisin is hired by the victim's accused son to clear him of suspicion and identify the real killer among numerous suspects.

Jul 23, 2016
Reading up a storm by Gates, Eva, 1951-

Reading up a storm

"After a successful party at Bodie Island's Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and a good book. But her R and R is cut short when she notices some mysterious lights leading a small boat to crash into the coast. The two shipwrecked seafarers survive the ordeal--but one of them shows up dead ashore a few days later. Lucy finds herself again roped into a murder investigation and navigating a sea of suspects, all of whom had motives to deep-six t

Jul 23, 2016
Rebellion's message - a Jack Blackjack mystery by Jecks, Michael, author.

Rebellion's message - a Jack Blackjack mystery

January 1554. Light-fingered Jack Blackjack knows he's not going to have a good day when he wakes with a sore head next to a dead body in a tavern's yard. That would be bad enough -- but when he discovers what's in the dead man's purse, the one he'd stolen, his day is set to get much worse. The purse explains why the mysterious man with the broad-brimmed hat wants to catch him. But so does the Lord Chancellor, as does the enigmatic Henry. In fact, almost everyone seems to be after Jack Blackjack

Jul 17, 2016
Revenge in a cold river - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne, author.

Revenge in a cold river - a William Monk novel

"Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife Hester and his close friend Oliver Rathbone in order to free himself--from both the charges, and the demons that have haunted him since the accident"--

Jul 23, 2016
Robert B. Parker's debt to pay - a Jesse Stone novel by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.

Robert B. Parker's debt to pay - a Jesse Stone novel

"The brilliant new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times-bestselling series featuring police chief Jesse Stone. All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a

Jul 23, 2016
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm - A British Library Crime Classic by North, Gil

Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm - A British Library Crime Classic

Jul 23, 2016
Sherlock Holmes - the patchwork devil by Scott, Cavan, author.

Sherlock Holmes - the patchwork devil

"It is 1919, and while the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a grisly discovery. A severed hand has been found on the bank of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. But the hand is fresh, and shows signs that it was recently amputated. So how has it ended up back in London two years after its owner was killed in France? Warned by Sherlock's brother Mycroft to cease their investiga

Jul 23, 2016
Should have played poker by Goldstein, Debra H., author.

Should have played poker

"Carrie Martin's precarious balancing of her corporate law job and visiting her father at the Sunshine Village retirement home is upset when her mother appears, out of the blue, in Carrie's office twenty-six years after abandoning her family. Her mother leaves her with a sealed envelope and the confession she once considered killing Carrie's father. Carrie seeks answers about her past from her father prior to facing what is in the envelope. Before she can reach his room, she finds her mother mur

Jul 23, 2016
Signal for Vengeance by Marston, Edward

Signal for Vengeance

Jul 23, 2016