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Good night, Mr. Holmes by Douglas, Carole Nelson.

Good night, Mr. Holmes

Nov 25, 2014
For his name's sake by Viguié, Debbie.

For his name's sake

Nov 25, 2014
Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.

Flesh and blood - a Scarpetta novel

Scarpetta finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. Then she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno-genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta's own flesh and blood.

Nov 25, 2014
Fade away - a Myron Bolitar novel by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Fade away - a Myron Bolitar novel

Myron Bolitar, after having his goal to play for the NBA stopped by an injury, becomes involved in the underbelly of the 90s sports world when he searches for a missing basketball star.

Nov 19, 2014
Everybody dies by Block, Lawrence.

Everybody dies

Matt Scudder is leading a comfortable life in New York until he signs on to help his dearest friend--the HellUs Kitchen hoodlum Mick "Butcher Boy" Ballou. Matt quickly discovers that the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty, and stained with blood. (August).

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
Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery by Webb, Betty, author.

Desert rage - a Lena Jones Mystery

Nov 25, 2014
Death on the Cherwell by Hay, Mavis Doriel, author.

Death on the Cherwell

For Miss Cordell, principal of Persephone College, there are two great evils in the world: unladylike behavior among her students and bad publicity for the college. This means it's a very, very bad day when a secret society of her students meets by the river on a gloomy January afternoon--and finds the drowned body of the college bursar. Death on the Cherwell follows the investigation, which initially focuses on the girls themselves and ultimately leads them to do some detecting of their own. So

Nov 25, 2014
Death on demand by Hart, Carolyn G.

Death on demand

At Annie Laurance's Death on Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, murder most foul suddenly isn't confined to the well-stocked shelves. Author Elliot Morgan's abrupt demise during a weekly gathering of famous mystery writers called the Sunday Night Reblars is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen.

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
Chorus lines, caviar, and corpses by McHugh, Mary, author.

Chorus lines, caviar, and corpses

"There's no pussy-footing around murder. It's never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a Russian river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it's not so easy to tap their troubles away. A crew member has been killed, and a passenger is mi

Nov 25, 2014
Cattle Kate - a novel by Bommersbach, Jana.

Cattle Kate - a novel

Cattle Kate is the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler. History called it 'range land justice' when she was strung up in Wyoming Territory on July 20, 1889, tarring her as a dirty thief and a filthy whore. But history was wrong. It was all a lie. Her real name was Ella Watson. She wasn't a rustler. She wasn't a whore. And she'd never been called Cattle Kate until she was dead and they needed an excuse. She was really a 29-year-old immigrant homesteader, lynched with her husband by her ri

Nov 25, 2014
Carom shot by Partridge, J. J. (John J.)

Carom shot

Nov 19, 2014
By cook or by crook by Corrigan, Maya.

By cook or by crook

Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has traded in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the Chesapeake Bay. Living with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the tourist town of Bayport is hardly glamorous, but she enjoys working at the Cool Down Cafe at the local fitness club, and she finally has time to work on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club's patrons is found dead, she'll have to cook up a scheme to find the kille

Nov 25, 2014
Bloody politics by Sefton, Maggie.

Bloody politics

"The jogger's throat was cut, leaving a pool of blood on the pedestrian path. Molly Malone could tell by the neon yellow running shoe dangling off the end of the stretcher that the body belonged to her friend Natasha Jorgenson. A junior congressional staffer, Natasha was on her way to meet with Molly to hand over important research on an international banking bill. Natasha was the third person who knew about the research to die. Molly fears she won't be the last. As she and her colleagues are ta

Nov 25, 2014
Black karma - a White Ginger novel by Robinson, Thatcher, 1952-

Black karma - a White Ginger novel

"Bai Jiang--San Francisco's best-known souxun ("people finder")--is hired to track down the mysterious Daniel Chen. Police inspector Kelly suspects Chen of being involved in a botched drug heist that resulted in the death of an officer. Bai has her own suspicions. She thinks the police just want to see Chen dead. Her investigation leads Bai into deadly intrigue as she finds herself caught between international intelligence agencies and merchants of war, who deal in death, drugs, and high-jacked

Nov 25, 2014
Bed of nails by Varenne, Antonin, 1973-

Bed of nails

"When John Nichols arrives to identify the body of an old friend, he is immediately caught up in the detritus of Alan Musgrave's life, the side of Paris the tourists don't see, where everyone has a past but very few count on a future. But what can he expect from a man who bled to death in his own excruciating S&M stage show? Now there's a maverick police lieutenant on the prowl who thinks that Musgrave's suicide was murder. Gue´rin might not look like much, but he's one of the few honest office

Nov 25, 2014
Bad country - a novel by McKenzie, C. B.

Bad country - a novel

"The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border j

Nov 25, 2014
Aunt Dimity's good deed by Atherton, Nancy.

Aunt Dimity's good deed

Nancy Atherton's growing number of fans will certainly be delighted by Aunt Dimity's latest appearance in the honey-colored English cottage she bequeathed to her "niece," Lori Shepherd. Thanks to Aunt Dimity, Lori's life has taken on fairy-tale proportions: she's financially set for life and happily married--or so she thinks. When Lori's plans for a second honeymoon to England with her workaholic husband fall through, she begrudgingly takes along her father-in-law--who promptly disappears, leavi

Nov 19, 2014
And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery by Flora, Kate, 1949-

And grant you peace - a Joe Burgess mystery

"A boy rapping on his car window summons Portland police detective Joe Burgess to a fire at a nearby mosque, where he finds a screaming woman and her baby locked in a closet. The baby dies. The very young mother survives, but suffers from traumatic muteness. She has no ID and no one has reported her missing. Autopsy shows the gravely ill baby would have needed surgery to survive. Burgess suspects someone was trying to keep mother and baby away from hospitals that might have asked questions. As B

Nov 25, 2014