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Walleye Junction by Salvalaggio, Karin, author.

Walleye Junction

"When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar. Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but John's closest friends and his twin sister, Jessie, have been keeping secrets. With a series of wildfires pushing the area'

May 27, 2016
Rock-a-bye bones - a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery by Haines, Carolyn, author.

Rock-a-bye bones - a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery

"Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are still recovering from the attack on Scott Hampton's blues club in Zinnia, Mississippi, and Sarah Booth herself is still overcoming her grief at ending things with her fiance´. One bitterly cold night at her family's ancestral home in Zinnia, Sarah Booth hears what sounds like a kitten as she passes the front door. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket on her front porch - with bloody footsteps leading up to the door and back down the drive

May 27, 2016
The Lake District murder by Bude, John, 1901-1957, author.

The Lake District murder

The Lake District Murder opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. Was this a bizarre suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man apparently making plans to flee the country? And what does all this have to do with the newly discovered shady business dealings of the garage?

May 27, 2016
Diana's altar by Cleverly, Barbara, author.

Diana's altar

"Cambridge, October 1933. Inside the old All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, Doctor Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the final moments of a dying stranger. Despite the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the death is ruled a suicide, compounded by a formal confession before death. The victim, it is revealed, is known to Scotland Yard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is sent all the way from London to investigate. Thrown into a deadly ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and hig

May 27, 2016
Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery by Griffin, H. Terrell, author.

Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery

Matt Royal returns to the courtroom to defend his friend Abby Lester, who has been charged with murder, and must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney while searching for the real killer.

May 27, 2016
The bachelor girl's guide to murder by McMillan, Rachel, 1981-

The bachelor girl's guide to murder

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city's underbelly. While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well

May 27, 2016
Killers by Carr, Howie, author.

Killers

"Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen thems

May 27, 2016
A gilded grave by Freydont, Shelley.

A gilded grave

1895. At the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. When a young made is found dead on the nearby cliffs, suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town's most prestigious families. Deanna knows Joe may be a cad, but she knows he isn't a killer. Together they must navigate a

May 27, 2016
Death of a siren by Schaill, William S., 1944-

Death of a siren

A fugitive New York City cop is on the run from both the law and the mafia after killing a local thug. Trying to make his escape in a boat he stole from his uncle, castaway Fred Freiman, a German American, comes ashore on the islands and stumbles upon the body of a beautiful, enigmatic German baroness with a hatchet in her head.

May 27, 2016
Among the wicked - a Kate Burkholder novel by Castillo, Linda, author.

Among the wicked - a Kate Burkholder novel

"Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and "English" communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's long time love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an u

May 27, 2016
The art of murder - a dead-end job mystery by Viets, Elaine, 1950- author.

The art of murder - a dead-end job mystery

"From the national bestselling author of Checked Out, PI Helen Hawthorne must pose as a painter at Fort Lauderdale's famous Bonnet House Museum to catch an artful killer.... STILL LIFE The art world is a happening place--but a brush with death shouldn't be in the picture. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, they observe a painting class and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later se

May 27, 2016
Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery by Dalton, Annie, author.

Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery

Shortly before Christmas, Professor James Lowell is found brutally attacked in his rooms at Walsingham College, where Anna Hopkins works as an administrator. Baffled as to why anyone would wish to harm such a gentle, scholarly man, Anna discovers that Lowell had a connection with her fellow dogwalker, Isadora Salzman, who knew him as an undergraduate in the 1960s, a co-member of the so-called Oxford Six. It turns out that Isadora has been keeping a surprising secret all these years. But someone

May 27, 2016
Chenoo - a novel by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.

Chenoo - a novel

"Jacob Neptune, a wise-cracking, two-fisted Penacook private investigator with a checkered past, lives in upstate New York--four hundred miles from his tribal community on Abenaki Island. Then one night the phone rings. "We. got. trouble," Neptune's cousin Dennis says from the other end. And trouble is where it all starts in this brilliant, often hilarious novel by acclaimed Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac. Attacked by bikers before he can even board his plane, Neptune--"Podjo" to his friend

May 27, 2016
After the fire - a mystery by Casey, Jane (Jane E.), author.

After the fire - a mystery

"London police detective Maeve Kerrigan has spent plenty of time at Murchison House. One of the many cement high-rise towers comprising the Maudling Estate housing project, Murchison Tower is home to a motley mix of society. From domestic abuse victims and elderly widows with nowhere else to turn to its flourishing criminal elements, Maeve is familiar with many of its occupants by name or reputation. But when a fire breaks out at Murchison House that consumes the top floors and leaves three dead

May 27, 2016
Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Hinton, Lynne, author.

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

"When Sister Eve returns to the monastery, the last thing she expects there is murder. After solving several mysteries with her father at the Divine Private Detective Agency, Sister Eve finds herself torn between her calling as a nun and the thrill that comes with detecting. She knows she's been using her father's health as an excuse to extend her leave of absence from the monastery, but that excuse is running thin. She prays that a return visit to the monastery for a conference on the Blue Nun

May 27, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy

May 27, 2016
Another one goes tonight - a Peter Diamond investigation by Lovesey, Peter, author.

Another one goes tonight - a Peter Diamond investigation

"Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call: a suspicious nude person has been spotted in the wee hours of the morning. En route to the call, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops instantly and leaving the other in critical condition. Whenever a police car is involved in an accident, the matter must be taken very seriously. Inspector Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperate

May 27, 2016
Danger Woman by Ramsay, Frederick

Danger Woman

May 27, 2016
Classic at Bay by Myers, Amy

Classic at Bay

May 27, 2016
The singer from Memphis by Corby, Gary.

The singer from Memphis

"A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus! Nicolaos, the only private investigator in ancient Athens, discovers that helping an author with his book research can be very dangerous. The would-be author Herodotus has hired Nico and his priestess wife, Diotima, to accompany him to Egypt to research that ancient country's history. Unfortunately, Egypt happens to be in the throes of a rebellion against the P

May 27, 2016