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Stages of grey by Simon, Clea, author.

Stages of grey

Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As

Sep 2, 2014
Stirring the Plot by Gerber, Daryl Wood

Stirring the Plot

Sep 2, 2014
Strange shores by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-

Strange shores

"[B]egins when a young woman disappears from the frozen fjords of Iceland. In her wake, this woman has left a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for the missing woman but also for his long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snowstorm when they were children has coloured his entire life. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of hum

Sep 2, 2014
Summer of the dead - a novel by Keller, Julia, author.

Summer of the dead - a novel

"High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley--who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past. In the third mystery chronicling the journey of B

Sep 2, 2014
Supping with the devil - a DCI Paniatowski mystery by Spencer, Sally, author.

Supping with the devil - a DCI Paniatowski mystery

DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the h

Sep 2, 2014
Supping With the Devil by Spencer, Sally

Supping With the Devil

Aug 28, 2014
Taken in by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Taken in

Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online. Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women or that Dixie would

Sep 2, 2014
The beast in the red forest - an Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense by Eastland, Sam, author.

The beast in the red forest - an Inspector Pekkala novel of suspense

A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Inspector Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap - a new enemy has emerged from the fog of war,

Sep 2, 2014
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century by Penzler, Otto (EDT)

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century

Sep 2, 2014
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - the Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled by Penzler, Otto

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - the Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled

Sep 2, 2014
The Burning Room by Connelly, Michael

The Burning Room

Sep 2, 2014
The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel

"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England"--

Sep 2, 2014
The cat, the vagabond and the victim by Sweeney, Leann, author.

The cat, the vagabond and the victim

While fostering an orange tabby named Clyde who travelled 200 miles back home only to find his former owner dead, cat quilter Jillian Hart soon discovers that Clyde's owner was murdered and must piece together the clues to catch a clever killer.

Sep 2, 2014
The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho by Delgado, Anjanette.

The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho

"Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she's better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that "forever after" trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic--especially because he's also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami's Calle Ocho in Little Havana"--page [4] of cover.

Sep 2, 2014
The Cornish Coast Murder by Bude, John/ Edwards, Martin (INT)

The Cornish Coast Murder

Sep 2, 2014
The Cottoncrest curse - a novel by Rubin, Michael H., 1950-

The Cottoncrest curse - a novel

Sep 2, 2014
The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-

The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estell

Sep 2, 2014
The counterfeit lady by Parker, Kate, 1949-

The counterfeit lady

"A cousin of Georgia's dear friend Lady Phyllida Monthalf is brutally murdered in her home during the theft of blueprints of a new battleship designed by her husband--who now stands accused of her murder...and treason. The Duke of Blackford, in service to Whitehall, enlists Georgia and the Archivist Society to assist in the investigation. Playing the part of the duke's new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London's elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties

Sep 2, 2014
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush by Albert, Susan Wittig, author.

The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush

"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie

Sep 2, 2014
The Derek Smith omnibus by Smith, Derek Howe, author.

The Derek Smith omnibus

Sep 2, 2014