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A terrible beauty - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969- author.

A terrible beauty - a Lady Emily mystery

"Lady Emily retreats to her villa on the island of Santorini for a brief respite from London. But when she arrives, the housekeeper informs her that the master of the house has returned--Emily's first husband who died a decade earlier.."--

Aug 31, 2016
Precious and Grace by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.

Precious and Grace

"The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The co-director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newl

Aug 31, 2016
A most novel revenge - a mystery by Weaver, Ashley, author.

A most novel revenge - a mystery

"Amory and Milo Ames are drawn into the investigation of a years-old murder by a salacious novelist in the English countryside in the latest installment in this "smart and sophisticated" (Library Reads) series from a bright new voice in traditional mysteries. With two murder investigations behind them and their marriage at last on steady ground, Amory and Milo plan to quietly winter in Italy. The couple find their plans derailed when Amory receives an urgent summons from her cousin Laurel to the

Aug 31, 2016
The moth catcher - a Vera Stanhope mystery by Cleeves, Ann, author.

The moth catcher - a Vera Stanhope mystery

"Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter to look after the place while they're away. But he is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house, Vera finds the body of a second man. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of t

Aug 31, 2016
Permanent Sunset - A Sabrina Salter Mystery by Dorsey, C. Michele

Permanent Sunset - A Sabrina Salter Mystery

Aug 31, 2016
Murder in the Courthouse - A Hailey Dean Mystery by Grace, Nancy

Murder in the Courthouse - A Hailey Dean Mystery

Aug 31, 2016
Murder in Schwyz by Nelson, D. L., 1942- author.

Murder in Schwyz

Aug 31, 2016
Shoot don't shoot by Jance, Judith A.

Shoot don't shoot

A prisoner languishes in a Phoenix jail cell, accused of killing his estranged wife. No one belives the man is innocent, except the new Sheriff of Cochise County, in town for a crash course in police training. Joanna Brady is out of her jursidiction-and possibly in over her head. For a human monster in on the prowl, hiding grisly evidenct of his horrific crimes in the vast emptiness of the Arizona desert. And an impromptu investigation , with no official sanction and no back up, is drawing a col

Aug 31, 2016
A shocking assassination by Harrison, Cora, author.

A shocking assassination

"Ireland 1923. Reverend Mother Aquinas is buying buttered eggs in the Cork city market at the very moment when the city engineer, James Doyle, is assassinated. Although no one saw the actual killing, a young reporter named Sam O'Mahony is found standing close to the body, a pistol in his hand, and is arrested and charged. Following a desperate appeal from Sam's mother, convinced of her son's innocence, the Reverend Mother investigates -- and, in this turbulent, war-torn city, uncovers several ot

Aug 31, 2016
Out of nowhere by Dunlap, Susan, author.

Out of nowhere

"Zen student and stunt double Darcy Lott is thrilled to be reunited with her brother Mike, who disappeared twenty years earlier. But her joy at bringing him home to San Francisco turns to fear when she learns that he has become the victim of escalating attacks--and he has no idea who is targeting him. Darcy determines to find out who is after him and why--before the attacks turn deadly. However, when Darcy searches Mike's apartment, a disturbing discovery makes her question whether she really kn

Aug 31, 2016
The old blue line - a Joanna Brady novella by Jance, Judith A.

The old blue line - a Joanna Brady novella

Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride. Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He's been taken for everything he has. He's lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith--all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn't look back on those bad years; there's no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Ro

Aug 31, 2016
Long lost by Coben, Harlan, 1962-

Long lost

Myron Bolitar hasn't heard from Terese Collins since their torrid affair ended ten years ago, so her desperate phone call from Paris catches him completely off guard. Now a suspect in the murder of her ex-husband in Paris, Terese has nowhere else to turn for help. Myron heeds the call but then a startling piece of evidence turns the entire case upside down.

Aug 31, 2016
When the music's over - an Inspector Banks novel by Robinson, Peter, 1950- author.

When the music's over - an Inspector Banks novel

"Two women. Two crimes. The first is a poet claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country's national treasures. And the second is a girl found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out. For Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured ... if he can bring her assailant to

Aug 31, 2016
Whispers in the mist by Alber, Lisa, 1966- author.

Whispers in the mist

"In Lisfenora, Ireland, a strange fog has rolled in off the Atlantic. Along with the fog comes tales of Grey Man, a predatory faery of local lore who snatches innocent souls into his deadly gloom. And with the mists come murder. When a teenage boy dies in Detective Sergeant Danny Ahern's arms, Danny finds himself pursuing his own grey man, a killer who becomes more elusive the closer Danny gets to the truth. A mute woman may be the key to solving the murder and helping Danny heal his own broken

Aug 31, 2016
Thrill kill - a Matt Sinclair mystery by Thiem, Brian, author.

Thrill kill - a Matt Sinclair mystery

Aug 31, 2016
Threefold death by Dillon, E. R., author.

Threefold death

Aug 31, 2016
Survivors will be shot again by Crider, Bill, 1941- author.

Survivors will be shot again

"Life is never easy for Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Even in a small Texas county, there's always something going on for a sheriff to look into, whether it's an attempted robbery, a marijuana patch guarded by an alligator, or a murder. This time the murdered man seems to be connected to a string of recent burglaries, but just how isn't easy to figure out. It takes some time and another murder before Sheriff Rhodes discovers the answers. Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Bill Crider's latest installment in th

Aug 31, 2016
Rob thy neighbor by Thurlo, David, author.

Rob thy neighbor

"Charlie Henry and his friends are enjoying a cookout on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. But when a gunshot rings out in the neighborhood, Charlie is abruptly brought back to a world he's all too familiar with. As he and best friend Gordon run to the source of the shot, they happen upon two masked intruders in their next-door neighbor's house. The men seem to be there to kidnap Sam Randall, the owner of the home, but upon the interruption from Charlie and Gordon, they abandon their mark and get awa

Aug 31, 2016
Playing with fire - a Daniel Jacobus mystery by Elias, Gerald, author.

Playing with fire - a Daniel Jacobus mystery

"Blind violinist Daniel Jacobus is living in self-imposed exile and enjoying a peaceful Christmas Eve when he receives an anxious phone call from obscure violin-maker Amadeo Borlotti, urgently requesting a meeting. In their festivity, Daniel Jacobus and his dear friends Nathaniel and Yumi make light of it and dismiss Borlotti's request. But when Borlotti goes mising after a fire in his shop, it's up to Jacobus and his team to investigate the disappearance. Where are the violins which should have

Aug 31, 2016
San Francisco noir 2 - the classics by

San Francisco noir 2 - the classics

Past meets present as some of the great storytellers of the past conspire with contemporary noir virtuosos to showcase the criminal legacy of the city by the bay.

Aug 31, 2016