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Front runner - a Dick Francis novel by Francis, Felix.

Front runner - a Dick Francis novel

"Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Damage. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious

Aug 29, 2015
Forgotten voices by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

Forgotten voices

"Who would want to kill widowed mother of two Ellen Tailor, a seemingly innocent, inoffensive woman, and leave her body for her children to find? Rina Martin's policeman friend Mac can't find anything that looks like a motive and not much more in terms of suspects. While it is true Ellen didn't get on with her mother in law, it seems hard to believe their arguments escalated into a brutal killing. A former abusive partner seems a more likely suspect, but unfortunately for Mac he seems to have a

Aug 29, 2015
Dead soon enough - a Juniper Song mystery by Cha, Steph.

Dead soon enough - a Juniper Song mystery

Finally a licensed private detective, Juniper Song is managing her own cases as the junior investigator of Lindley & Flores. When a woman named Rubina Gasparian approaches Song, she knows she's in for her most unusual case yet. Rubin and her husband Van-both Armenian-American doctors-cannot get pregnant, so Rubina's younger cousin, Lusig, is acting as their surrogate. However, Lusig's best friend Nora has been missing for a month, and Rubina is concerned that her nearly eight-month-pregnant cous

Aug 29, 2015
Between the living and the dead by Crider, Bill, 1941-

Between the living and the dead

Life is never easy for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. When he is called in the middle of the night to investigate gunshots at a haunted house, Rhodes finds the body of meth dealer Neil Foshee. Recently released from jail, Foshee has his fair share of potential murderers, including former girlfriend Vicki, her new boyfriend, the nephew of Clearview's mayor, and Foshee's criminal cousins Earl and Louie. Complicating matters is Seepy Benton, the community college math professor who has a new summer job.

Aug 29, 2015
The big bitch - a Jackson "Doc" Holiday mystery by Lang, John Patrick.

The big bitch - a Jackson "Doc" Holiday mystery

"Private Eye Jackson “Doc” Holiday investigates fraud, a crime he knows intimately. He was once a respected and successful mortgage banker who laundered more than 100 million dollars in dirty money. Although never convicted, he has been blackballed from banking. After his drinking buddy, a Catholic priest named Jesus Cortez, is shot dead in the driveway of Doc’s Berkeley home, he sets out to find his killer. The case takes him in search of an old confederate in Portland, where he begins to suspe

Aug 29, 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"--

Aug 29, 2015
The beat goes on - the complete Rebus stories by Rankin, Ian, author.

The beat goes on - the complete Rebus stories

"Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus short stories for the first time, including two never-before published tales written specifically for this collection. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable in "Dead and Buried," right up to his dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in "The Very Last

Aug 29, 2015
The Devil's Monk by Fraser, Sara.

The Devil's Monk

An intriguing 19th Century historical mystery. July, 1829. When a female corpse, dressed in male clothing, is discovered lying in a haystack in the Worcestershire countryside, rumour and superstition abound. For the sighting of a man in white robes fleeing from the scene leads to suspicion that the 'Devil's Monk' is responsible for the crime. According to local legend, this vengeful apparition appears at intervals to molest and kill. Constable Thomas Potts is dismissive of the rumours - but with

Aug 29, 2015
Daughter of ashes by Talley, Marcia Dutton, 1943- author.

Daughter of ashes

Is a tragic discovery from the past triggering a number of shocking present-day events? When Hannah loses out on the cottage of her dreams because of an unscrupulous real estate agent, she and her husband, Paul, buy a fixer-upper instead. But contractors restoring the chimney soon make a tragic discovery: the mummified body of an infant. Hannah, already researching the history of her home in the county archives, is searching for clues to the dead infant's identity when more shocking events occur

Aug 29, 2015
Crooked herring by Tyler, L. C.

Crooked herring

Aug 29, 2015
Code grey by Simon, Clea, author.

Code grey

Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not - and she sets out to prove it It's spring break, and Dulcie Schwartz has stayed behind in almost-deserted Cambridge, Massachusetts to concentrate on her thesis. But when a former student turned vagrant, Jeremy Mumbles, is found injured, with a valuable missing book clutched in his arms, Dulcie can't seem to let it go. What was he doing with the book? And why has it turned up after

Aug 29, 2015
The burying ground - a Thaddeus Lewis mystery by Kellough, Janet, author.

The burying ground - a Thaddeus Lewis mystery

"Someone is digging up the graves at the Strangers' Burying Ground in Toronto--the final resting place of criminals, vagrants, indigents, and alcoholics--and the only person who seems to care is the sexton, Morgan Spicer. The authorities are unconcerned; after all, for years the growing village of Yorkville has been clamouring to have the bodies moved and the Burying Ground closed. The distraught Spicer enlists the aid of his old friend Thaddeus Lewis, who has unexpectedly returned to preaching

Aug 29, 2015
A Banquet of Consequences by George, Elizabeth

A Banquet of Consequences

Aug 29, 2015
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Penzler, Otto (EDT)

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Aug 29, 2015
Cancans, croissants, and caskets by McHugh, Mary, author.

Cancans, croissants, and caskets

"It's Bastille Day in Paris. The Happy Hoofers--Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--are all set to kick off the fete by dancing the cancan on a beautiful sightseeing cruise down the Seine. As the leggy ladies soak in the magic of the city of lights, everything is magnifique...until a very important patron goes belly-up on the top deck. On the heels of their French debut, murder takes center stage. The five daring dancers will need to step lively to stop the crafty killer fast...or their gr

Aug 29, 2015
Candy corn murder - a Lucy Stone mystery by Meier, Leslie, author.

Candy corn murder - a Lucy Stone mystery

Covering the town's annual Giant Pumpkin Fest during the Halloween season, reporter Lucy Stone follows leads to a local general store-turned-Internet hotspot when her husband, Bill, is framed for a friend's murder.

Aug 29, 2015
The circle by Minier, Bernard.

The circle

"They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the house, his teacher lies dead. But he claims to remember nothing. June 2010. In the middle of a World Cup match, Martin Servaz receives a call from a long-lost lover. A fewmiles away in the town of Marsac, Classics professor Claire Diemar has been brutally murdered. As if that weren't disturbing enough, Servaz receives a cryptic e-mail indicating that Julian Hirtmann, the most twisted of all serial killers, is back

Aug 29, 2015
Death on Demand - A Shaw and Valentine Police Procedural by Kelly, Jim

Death on Demand - A Shaw and Valentine Police Procedural

Aug 29, 2015
The drowned boy by Fossum, Karin, 1954- author.

The drowned boy

"A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway's finest crime writer Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consul

Aug 29, 2015
The eloquence of the dead by Brady, Conor.

The eloquence of the dead

Aug 29, 2015