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Risky undertaking by De Castrique, Mark.

Risky undertaking

"When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site of a local cemetery's expansion, Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, finds his dual occupations collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new d

Jan 25, 2015
The witch hunter's tale - a midwife mystery by Thomas, Samuel S.

The witch hunter's tale - a midwife mystery

"Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget--accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson--finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trial

Jan 25, 2015
A seamless murder by Ramirez, Melissa Bourbon, author.

A seamless murder

"With a needle and thread, Harlow Jane Cassidy is capable of magic. Her neighbors in Bliss, Texas, on the other hand, are capable of murder.... Any garment Harlow stitches together has the power to grant the deepest desire of whomever wears it. So when she's asked to sew aprons for a local women's group, Harlow must get to know each member. First up is Delta Lee Mobley, who doesn't care much for Harlow's family--or anyone else in Bliss, for that matter. Granting Delta's greatest wish could only

Jan 25, 2015
Silence the dead by Fredrickson, Jack, author.

Silence the dead

The new mayor of a small town in Illinois unearths a series of devastating secrets when he re-opens a 30-year-old murder investigation 17-year-old Betty Jo Dean was abducted and murdered thirty years ago. It took two days to find her body. She was found, fully dressed apart from her slacks, beneath a gnarled, stunted tree, shot in the back of the head. No one was ever charged with her murder. Now, following an appeal from one of his constituents, Mayor Mac Bassett has called for the case to be r

Jan 25, 2015
Snoop to nuts by Lee, Elizabeth, author.

Snoop to nuts

"Lindy Blanchard's family pecan farm is known county-wide, but it's the goodies her grandmother sells at their store, the Nut House, that really bring in the crowds--until someone turns one of her tasty treats deadly... The "Most Original Pecan Treat" contest at the Ag Fair is the talk of Riverville, Texas, especially when it's clear that Miss Amelia Blanchard's Heavenly Texas Pecan Caviar will take home a blue ribbon. Which is why everyone is amazed when her dish doesn't even place--and even mo

Jan 25, 2015
The dragon of Handale - a mystery by Clark, Cassandra.

The dragon of Handale - a mystery

Hildegard, no longer a member of the Cistercian order of nuns, has returned to the priory after more than a year from her pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Still unsure whether she will rejoin the Order, the Prioress suggests that a visit to Handale Priory might help provide some clarity. Used as a house of correction for sinning nuns, it lies in the north of the county in the middle of a vast wood and is run by the ambiguous Abbess Basilda and her close group of hard-faced acolytes.

Jan 25, 2015
Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery by Gobbell, Phyllis C.

Pursuit in Provence - a Jordan Mayfair mystery

Jan 25, 2015
Lie of the needle by Price, Cate, author.

Lie of the needle

"As the owner of Sometimes a Great Notion, a shop specializing in vintage sewing notions and antique treasures, Daisy Buchanan is a strong advocate of preserving the past. But when a killer strikes, she turns her attention to saving lives... Talk about a great notion! As a fund-raiser to save a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse and stop an ambitious developer, the ladies of the Historical Society of Millbury, Pennsylvania, are producing a Hunky Men of Millbury calendar. Daisy is delighted to lend h

Jan 25, 2015
License to Dill by Hughes, Mary Ellen

License to Dill

Jan 25, 2015
Kittens Can Kill - A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir by Simon, Clea

Kittens Can Kill - A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir

Jan 25, 2015
In the woods - a Harper Jennings mystery by Jones, Merry Bloch, author.

In the woods - a Harper Jennings mystery

"A relaxing camping break for Iraqi war vet Harper Jennings and her husband takes an unpleasant turn when Harper stumbles across a dead body"--provided by publisher.

Jan 25, 2015
In hot water by Cook, J. J.

In hot water

"Stella Griffin should be bubbling over with joy now that she's the full-time fire chief of Sweet Pepper, except trouble is brewing on her doorstep. An angry resident has purchased her cabin, and--with a bulldozer in tow--is ready to tear it down. But as Stella worries over the fate of her home and Eric, her ghostly roommate, there's soon an even greater cause for alarm. A suspicious house fire in the pricey Sunset Beach community at Sweet Pepper Lake claims the life of ex-state representative B

Jan 25, 2015
The ice queen - a novel by Neuhaus, Nele.

The ice queen - a novel

"The body of 92-year-old Jossi Goldberg, Holocaust survivor and American citizen, is found shot to death execution-style in his house near Frankfurt. A five-digit number is scrawled in blood at the murder scene. The autopsy reveals an old and unsuccessfully covered tattoo on the corpse's arm--a blood type marker once used by Hitler's SS. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver Bodenstein are faced with a riddle. Was the old man not Jewish after all? Who was he, really? Two more, similar murders happen--one of

Jan 25, 2015
Fry Another Day by Cook, J. J.

Fry Another Day

Jan 25, 2015
Winter at the door - a novel by Graves, Sarah, 1951-

Winter at the door - a novel

"Moving from Boston to remote Bearkill, Maine, isn't homicide cop Lizzie Snow's idea of a step up. But breaking away from tragedy and personal betrayal is at least a step in the right direction. Her dead sister's fate still torments her, as does her long-missing niece's disappearance. Lizzie hopes to find the mysteriously vanished child here, amid the coming ice and snow. But in the Great North Woods, something darker and more dangerous than punishing winter is also bound for Bearkill. The town

Jan 25, 2015
The wolf and the lamb by Ramsay, Frederick.

The wolf and the lamb

It's Passover, and Gamaliel and his physician friend, Loukas, are again solving a crime--reluctantly. Pontius Pilate has been accused of murder, and while many would rejoice at his removal from Judea, Gamaliel is a just man and must discover the truth. In the process, many questions are answered about an event that will later come to be known as Easter.

Jan 25, 2015
Wrongful death by La Plante, Lynda.

Wrongful death

"London's Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis must decide where her loyalties lie, duty to the job or personal ambition, in this masterful tale of suspense from the award-winning, international bestselling author of the Prime Suspect series--one of today's finest crime writers, alongside such talents as Sophie Hannah, Ruth Rendell, Kate Atkinson, and Ian Rankin.Six months ago, London nightclub owner Josh Reynolds was found dead. Ruled a suicide, the police investigation was closed. Then a youn

Jan 25, 2015
Tattered legacy by Baker, Shannon, 1960-

Tattered legacy

Jan 25, 2015
Stiff Penalty by Ryan, Annelise

Stiff Penalty

Jan 25, 2015
Sidetracked by Collins, Brandilyn.

Sidetracked

Jan 25, 2015