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Lament for Bonnie - a mystery by Emery, Anne, author. Lament for Bonnie - a mystery

When twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald disappears from a family party, the entire clan is determined to find her, but Monte Collins' daughter Normie has insights that the adults do not as she gets to know Bonnie's cousins and friends.

Sep 27, 2016
Shoot 'em up by Mack, Janey, author. Shoot 'em up

Sep 27, 2016
Presumption of guilt by Mayor, Archer, author. Presumption of guilt

"A forty-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site. It becomes a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) and its leader, Joe Gunther, since they have the resources and the ability toinvestigate an old, very cold, missing persons case that has now been reclassified as murder. The victim was Hank Mitchell, and Gunther must chase down old rumors and speculations who benefited from his death and the disappearance of his body? An

Sep 27, 2016
The murder of a queen bee by Lester, Meera. The murder of a queen bee

Sep 27, 2016
A march to remember by Loan-Wilsey, Anna, author. A march to remember

Hattie is in her element, digging through dusty basements, attics, and abandoned buildings, not to be denied until she fishes out that elusive fact. But her delightful explorations are dampened when she witnesses a carriage crash into a carp pond beneath the shadow of the Washington Monument. Alarmingly, one of the passengers flees the scene, leaving the other to drown. The incident only heightens tensions brought on by the much publicized arrival of "Coxey's Army," thousands of unemployed men c

Sep 27, 2016
Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery by Freed, David, 1954- author. Hot start - a Cordell Logan mystery

"A notorious, international big game hunter and his beautiful, former flight attendant wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming--until rumors begin to surface that others may have had the

Sep 27, 2016
Fire in the stars by Fradkin, Barbara Fraser, 1947- author. Fire in the stars

Amanda Doucette is recovering from her aid stint in Nigeria. She knows her friend Phil, who lived through the same harrowing time, is still struggling with the memories, so they've hatched a plan to head into the wilderness of Newfoundland and try to reconnect with nature. But when Phil doesn't meet her at the ferry, Amanda begins an ever more desperate search for her troubled friend.

Sep 27, 2016
Devil sent the rain - a mystery by Turner, Lisa (Lisa Celeste), author. Devil sent the rain - a mystery

In a tale of the remnants of Old Southern aristocracy and entitlement, twisted into avarice and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of a girl he once knew. But as he gets closer to discovering the truth, he also gets closer to a cunning killer who’s bent on getting away with murder—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.

Sep 27, 2016
Denny's law by Gunn, Elizabeth, 1927- Denny's law

The murder of a man during a Tucson Fourth of July street parade plunges Sarah Burke's whole household – including her niece, Denny – into her latest case. The investigation leads to a money-laundering ring with international connections, but could the answers lie closer to home than she realises?

Sep 27, 2016
Death in cold water by Skalka, Patricia, author. Death in cold water

On a bracing autumn day in Door County, a prominent philanthropist disappears. Is the elderly Gerald Sneider--known as "Mr. Packer" for his legendary support of Green Bay football--suffering from dementia, or just avoiding his greedy son? Is there a connection to threats against the National Football League? As tourists flood the peninsula for the fall colors, Sheriff Dave Cubiak's search for Sneider is stymied by the FBI. When human bones wash up on the Lake Michigan shore, the sheriff has more

Sep 27, 2016
A deadly thaw - a mystery by Ward, Sarah (British author), author. A deadly thaw - a mystery

When a man whose wife was convicted for his murder fifteen years earlier is found newly dead, Detective Inspector Francis Sadler and his Derbyshire team follow leads to uncover what really happened and why the wife lied about the identity of the first victim.

Sep 27, 2016
Christmas caramel murder by Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author. Christmas caramel murder

The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "Bah, humbug!" a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa's husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates' Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow - wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon af

Sep 27, 2016
British manor murder - a Lucy Stone mystery by Meier, Leslie, author. British manor murder - a Lucy Stone mystery

Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly: snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel's gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Str

Sep 27, 2016
Manitou Canyon - a novel by Krueger, William Kent, author. Manitou Canyon - a novel

""One of today's automatic buy-today-read-tonight series ... thoughtful but suspenseful, fast but lasting, contemporary but strangely timeless." (Lee Child) In the extraordinary new Cork O'Connor thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter's wedding. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers

Sep 27, 2016
Murder at Rough Point by Maxwell, Alyssa, author. Murder at Rough Point

In glittering Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, status is everything. But despite being a poorer relation to the venerable Vanderbilts, Emma Cross has shaped her own identity--as a reporter and a sleuth. Fancies and Fashion reporter Emma Cross is sent by the Newport Observer to cover an elite house party at Rough Point, the "cottage" owned by her distant cousin Frederick Vanderbilt, which has been rented as a retreat for artists. To her surprise, the illustrious gues

Sep 27, 2016
Hell fire by Fossum, Karin, 1954- author. Hell fire

"A gruesome tableau awaits Inspector Konrad Sejer in the oppressive summer heat: a woman and a young boy lay dead in a pool of blood near a dank camper. The details of the deaths of Bonnie Hayden and her five-year-old son Simon are mysterious. There is no sign of robbery or assault. Who would brutally stab a defenseless woman and her child? Sejer and his fellow investigator Jakob Skarre begin a hunt for the killer that will eventually lead them to a heartbreaking conclusion. In a parallel storyl

Sep 27, 2016
Downfall - a Brady novel of suspense by Jance, Judith A., author. Downfall - a Brady novel of suspense

"Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady returns in this outstanding new mystery set in the beautiful desert country of the Southwest. With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal. Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by

Sep 27, 2016
Apprentice in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- author. Apprentice in death

"Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb. Nature versus nurture ... The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes

Sep 27, 2016
Murder with macaroni and cheese - a Mahalia Watkins soul food mystery by Herbert, A. L., author. Murder with macaroni and cheese - a Mahalia Watkins soul food mystery

When the organizing committee for her upcoming high school reunion desperately needs a caterer, Halia agrees to help out. Soon she's serving up her signature macaroni and cheese and famous chicken wings to a host of appreciative ex-classmates. Some folks have blossomed since graduation. Others, like manipulative Raynell Rollins, currently married to a former football star, haven't changed nearly enough. When Raynell is found dead the morning after the reunion, the roll call of possible suspects

Sep 27, 2016
Speaking of murder - A Milan Jacovich mystery by Roberts, Les, author. Speaking of murder - A Milan Jacovich mystery

When a celebrity-packed motivational event turns deadly, Cleveland private eye Milan Jacovich (MY-lan YOCK-ovitch) finds himself caught up in the mess. Milan and his associate Kevin "K.O." O'Bannion are hired as extra security for several high-profile inspirational speakers at a convention in downtown Cleveland, where they get off to a rocky start. Each special guest seems more unpleasant than the last--particularly Tommy Triller, the main draw for the weekend, with an ego to match his bank acco

Sep 27, 2016