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Land of careful shadows by Chazin, Suzanne, author.

Land of careful shadows

Latino homicide detective Jimmy Vega must investigate the ethnically charged murder of a Hispanic woman found fifty miles north of New York City, as well as locate the baby pictured in a photograph found on the dead woman.

Nov 28, 2014
Happy never after by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-, author.

Happy never after

Lady PI Callahan Garrity of Atlanta is hired to find a singer for a group planning a comeback after their manager dropped them. Garrity finds the singer, gun in hand, next to the body of the manager. Only she's too drunk to have done it. By the author of Every Crooked Nanny.

Nov 28, 2014
Lethal letters by Adams, Ellery, author.

Lethal letters

When an item from a time capsule discovered in the foundation of a local church goes missing and a young woman is murdered, aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges investigates with the help of her fellow writers.

Nov 28, 2014
The seventh link by Mayhew, Margaret, 1936- author.

The seventh link

The village of Frog End may be peaceful, but that doesn't mean that the Colonel's life there is quiet - not with his friendly but nosy neighbour Naomi, desperate to know what he's keeping in his new shed; the curious Miss Butler, who tracks his every move with her German U-boat captain's binoculars; and the attentions of the local vicar, who's keen to involve him in church affairs. That's not forgetting the demands of the aloof, imperious cat Thursday, who seems to have adopted the Colonel. So t

Nov 28, 2014
In the paths of righteousness by Viguié, Debbie, author.

In the paths of righteousness

Cindy and Jeremiah have survived a lot together. However, a vacation with her brother, Kyle, might just be the death of all of them. Kyle tricks them into being guests on his new travel show that entails an old west cowboy adventure where the cameras are rolling, the cattle are stampeding, and someone wants Kyle dead. It's up to Cindy to keep her brother alive, if she doesn't kill him first. Meanwhile Jeremiah is busy trying to make sure that his past stays in the past which is becoming harder t

Nov 28, 2014
Walk through the valley by Viguié, Debbie, author.

Walk through the valley

Cindy has waited a long time for Jeremiah to share the secrets of his past with her and she's not going to let the murder of a young woman at a political rally at the church keep her from finding out exactly what the rabbi has been hiding. Just when she's beginning to get answers, though, an emergency phone call sends her off to Las Vegas to the bedside of her injured brother and leaves Jeremiah to solve the mystery himself. Before she knows what's hit her Cindy finds herself at the center of a

Nov 28, 2014
The twisted root by Perry, Anne.

The twisted root

William Monk attempts to solve the flight of a young widow from the mansion of her in-laws-to-be only to find her in a London courtroom facing murder charges.

Nov 28, 2014
Wink of an eye by Chandler-Willis, Lynn, 1960-

Wink of an eye

"On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the d

Nov 28, 2014
Moment of truth by Scottoline, Lisa.

Moment of truth

Attorney Jack Newlin comes home one evening to find his wife, Honor, dead on the floor of their elegant dining room. Convinced that he knows who killed her--and determined to hide the truth--Jack decides to make it look as though he did it. Staging the crime scene so that the evidence incriminates him, he then calls the police. And to hammer the final nail in his own coffin, he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio, employed at the hot P

Nov 28, 2014
Miracle cure by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Miracle cure

They're one of the country's most telegenic couples: beloved TV journalist Sara Lowell and New York's hottest basketball star, Michael Silverman. In a Manhattan clinic, a doctor has dedicated his life to eradicating a devastating disease. One by one, they're being targeted by a serial killer. And now Michael has been diagnosed with the disease.

Nov 26, 2014
Happy never after by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Happy never after

Callahan Garrity is a former Atlanta cop, a part-time sleuth and full-time owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta's elite. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set.

Nov 25, 2014
Every crooked nanny by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Every crooked nanny

"After ten years of cleaning up Atlanta's streets, former cop Callahan Garrity trades in her badge for a broom and buys herself a housekeeping business. She's on the job when her clients discover that their pretty nineteen-year-old Mormon nanny has disappeared ... along with jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. ... it's going to require some industrial-strength sleuthing on Callahan's part if she wants to solve--and survive--this one."--Page 4 of cover.

Nov 25, 2014
Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery by Trocheck, Kathy Hogan, 1954-

Crash course - a Truman Kicklighter mystery

A used car salesman sells a Florida waitress a lemon and before she can return it, the car is stolen as part of an insurance scam. Eventually she finds the car with the salesman inside, dead. So begins a comic mystery featuring reporter Jeff Cantrell. By the author of Heart Trouble.

Nov 25, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to ac

Nov 23, 2014
The Black Lizard big book of locked-room mysteries - the most complete collection of impossible crime stories ever assembled by

The Black Lizard big book of locked-room mysteries - the most complete collection of impossible crime stories ever assembled

Nov 23, 2014
Ho-ho-homicide by Dunnett, Kaitlyn.

Ho-ho-homicide

While spending a week at her friend's Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of "accidents," and a strange maze of trees.

Nov 23, 2014
Indelible by Helton, Peter, author.

Indelible

Nov 23, 2014
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Barron, Stephanie.

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas

"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been

Nov 23, 2014
Playing for the ashes by George, Elizabeth, 1949-

Playing for the ashes

When country milkman Martin Snell makes his usual delivery to fifteenth-century Celandine Cottage one fine spring morning in Kent, he expects to be greeted by the cottage's seductive tenant, Gabriella Patten, not the ugly remains of a fire pointing to murder. A burnt-out chair, a peculiar pattern of soot on the walls, an asphyxiated corpse, two footprints, and a collection of discarded cigarette butts bring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers out o

Nov 23, 2014
Thoreau on wolf hill by Oak, B. B.

Thoreau on wolf hill

Nov 23, 2014