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Panther's prey by Smith, Lachlan, author.

Panther's prey

Taking a job as a public defender in San Francisco, Leo Maxwell successfully defends a homeless man, only to be wrongly implicated in the brutal murder of his co-counsel, a crime that their former client confesses to committing.

May 1, 2016
Ping-pong heart by Limón, Martin, 1948- author.

Ping-pong heart

"South Korea, 1974. CID Sergeants George Suen~o and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-Ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing a hundred thousand won from him--a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked in the night, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives

May 4, 2016
Quarry's vote by Collins, Max Allan, author.

Quarry's vote

"Now retired and happily married, Quarry turns down a million-dollar contract to assassinate a presidential candidate. It's not the sort of assignment you can just walk away from without consequences--but coming after Quarry has consequences, too."--

May 4, 2016
Quick and the dead by Moody, Susan.

Quick and the dead

May 4, 2016
Quiet neighbors - a novel by McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author.

Quiet neighbors - a novel

It|s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell|s chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to.

Apr 29, 2016
Reckoning and ruin by Whittle, Tina, author.

Reckoning and ruin

Tai Randolph has started her life over in Atlanta and is celebrating some milestones: a year running the Confederate-themed gun shop she inherited with its busy schedule of reenactments, a year with her sexy, ex-SWAT-team lover Trey, now working a corporate security gig, and a year of confronting a checkered list of ruffians and outright villains, mostly now put behind bars. One of those convicted criminals is her cousin Jasper, whose disreputable family was a big part of Tai's childhood in Sava

Apr 29, 2016
Reining in murder by Hearon, Leigh. author

Reining in murder

"When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive&unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert--the thoroughbred's neurotic and controlling owner--only to find she's been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths in three days is unheard of in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She's c

Apr 29, 2016
Rio Noir by Bellotto, Tony (EDT)/ Landers, Clifford (TRN)

Rio Noir

May 4, 2016
Robert B. Parker's Slow burn by Atkins, Ace, author.

Robert B. Parker's Slow burn

"Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in the latest adventure in the iconic New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins"--

May 4, 2016
Sayonara slam by Hirahara, Naomi, 1962- author.

Sayonara slam

""Hirahara has a keen eye for the telling detail and an assured sense of character."--Los Angeles Times At Dodger Stadium it's Japan vs. Korea in the World Baseball Classic, but before the first pitch is thrown, Mas Arai finds himself in the middle of a murder. Mysteries layer atop mysteries in this sixth in the award-winning series featuring the most unlikely of sleuths, an aging, widowed, not-exactly-communicative gardener from Altadena, California. Who is that unusual woman throwing knuckleba

May 4, 2016
Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery by Clifton, Lu, author.

Scalp dance - a Sam Chitto mystery

"This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, who considers himself a man of principal. He's a man of the Law--the letter of the Law--and he's a man of his word. But he's at a breaking point, ready to quit the force. His father's murder is ten-years cold, his young wife's premature death haunts him, and tribal police in Oklahoma are being prevented from ensuring the People receive justice. A mix of trib

May 4, 2016
Sent to the devil by Lebow, Laura, author.

Sent to the devil

"In 1788 Vienna, Court Poet Lorenzo Da Ponte is putting some finishing touches on the libretto for the premiere of his new opera with Mozart, Don Giovanni. A huge success when it debuted in Prague, the Emperor has decreed that it shall be performed in Vienna. But Joseph II is off prosecuting a less-than-popular war against the Turks, and the city itself is in a bit of turmoil. There are voices protesting the war, others who see Turks around every corner. Da Ponte, however, just wants to do his w

May 4, 2016
Set the night on fire by Dial, Connie, 1944- author.

Set the night on fire

"In 1971, Josie Corsino is unmarried Josie Pastore, a fresh face chosen from her LAPD policewoman class to be an undercover operative. She is the first female allowed to work in this dangerous assignment, but as a college graduate from a working class family, she quickly finds acceptance among the department's targeted groups. When the story begins, she's immersed in the politics and schemes of one of the most active radical organizations in LA, but after three years in this assignment she's wea

May 4, 2016
Show me the ashes by Mulford, Carolyn. author.

Show me the ashes

"A young barmaid confessed to killing an attacker and setting a fire to conceal that. Months later her dying mother begs ex-spy Phoenix Smith to prove Sheriff Annalynn Keyser's late husband prompted a false confession. Only identifying the real killer will free the daughter to care for her fatherless child. Phoenix and singer Connie Diamante investigate but don't tell Annalynn, their lifelong friend. The investigation takes the women to the burnt-out bar and introduces them to families crippled

May 4, 2016
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by Runcie, James

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

May 4, 2016
St. Ernan's blues by Charles, Paul, 1949- author.

St. Ernan's blues

May 4, 2016
Stabbing in the senate by Shogan, Colleen J.

Stabbing in the senate

May 4, 2016
Steps to the gallows by Marston, Edward, author.

Steps to the gallows

A scurrilous newspaper has built up a large following by publishing details of political and sexual scandals. It is remarkably well-informed and has therefore created a whole host of enemies. When the editor is killed and the printing press smashed to bits, the Invisible Detectives are hired by the man who financed the production of the paper. He wants the killer brought to justice and the scandal sheet revived. Peter and Paul Skillen find themselves in great danger as they unearth an enormous a

May 4, 2016
Switchback by Dunlap, Susan, author.

Switchback

"When her Zen teacher is attacked in front of her by a silent, hoodie-clad assailant, Darcy Lott feels uncharacteristically helpless. If she cannot identify Garson-roshi's attacker, she cannot protect him. For whoever it is will surely strike again. But who would have a reason to assault this wise and gentle man? As she questions her fellow students and other acquaintances of the Zen master, it becomes clear that Garson-roshi has been keeping secrets from Darcy. What happened while he was living

May 4, 2016
Tea with jam and dread by Myers, Tamar, author.

Tea with jam and dread

Deciding that the PennDutch Inn needs to go more upmarket, Magdalena Yoder is delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess Grimsley-Snodgrass and their family as honored guests, looking forward to the challenge of introducing English nobility to traditional American culture. But, as Magdalena is about to find out, the Grimsley-Snodgrasses are by no means the easiest of guests, and at the same time she has to contend with the discovery of a mummified corpse trapped in her elevator shaft. Then trage

May 4, 2016