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The Patriarch - a Bruno, chief of police novel by Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23-, author.

The Patriarch - a Bruno, chief of police novel

Attending the lavish birthday celebration of a World War II hero, police chief Bruno becomes intimately tangled in the family's dynamics when one of their close friends dies under suspicious circumstances.

Aug 30, 2015
Long upon the land by Maron, Margaret.

Long upon the land

"On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder-and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is

Aug 30, 2015
No other darkness by Hilary, Sarah.

No other darkness

""The DI Marnie Rome series [is] one to watch." --Shelf Awareness The gripping follow-up to Sarah Hilary's acclaimed debut Someone Else's Skin, No Other Darkness finds mystery's "impressive new cop-heroine" (The Times, London) on a case that hauntingly echoes her own family tragedy. Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and her partner Detective Sergeant Noah Jake are investigating the recent discovery of two dead boys in a bunker beneath a London garden. Terry and Beth, under whose garden the bodies

Aug 30, 2015
The Bangkok asset by Burdett, John, author.

The Bangkok asset

Sonchai Jitpleecheep--the brash and beguiling Royal Thai Police Force detective who has been our guide through John Burdett's five previous acclaimed Bangkok novels--is back. The former monk and devout Buddhist, forever battling to protect his karma from the assaults of morally compromising cases, is now faced with the most horrifying technological innovation to make its way to the streets of Bangkok, and a conspiracy of almost unfathomable reach. With Sonchai on this case is the young female in

Aug 30, 2015
Fudging the books by Gerber, Daryl Wood, author.

Fudging the books

Pirate Week is sweeping through Crystal Cove and keeping Jenna Hart and her bookstore, the Cookbook Nook, plenty busy. But she's not too swamped to also host the local Chocolate Cookbook Club's meeting--especially because the guest of honor is her friend, candy maker and cookbook author Coco Chastain. Jenna whips up a delicious event amidst the rowdy festivities, but the mood is soon broken by robberies, simmering tempers, and a dead body--Coco's editor, Alison. The suspects turn out to be more

Aug 30, 2015
Fool me once by Hockensmith, Steve.

Fool me once

"Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers and making amends for her mother’s con jobs. So when Marsha—one of the shop’s most loyal clients—comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything she can to help. But lending a hand leads to unforeseen consequences, including the murder of Marsha’s husband. Now Alanis has to use her wiles to undo a mess of her own making. Her growing mastery of the tarot might help h

Aug 30, 2015
Final sentence by Gerber, Daryl Wood.

Final sentence

In need of a change, Jenna Hart leaves the high-pressure world of advertising to help her aunt, Vera, open a culinary bookshop and cafe´. Back with her family in Crystal Cove, California, Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh start-- until someone adds a dash of murder.

Aug 30, 2015
The diamond caper by Mayle, Peter.

The diamond caper

Aug 30, 2015
Death of an airman by Sprigg, C. St. John (Christopher St. John), 1907-1937, author.

Death of an airman

"George Furnace, flight instructor at Baston Aero Club, dies instantly when his plane crashes into the English countryside. People who knew him are baffled - Furnace was a first-rate pilot, and the plane was in perfect condition - and the inquest records a verdict of death by misadventure. An Australian visitor to the aero club, Edwin Marriott, Bishop of Cootamundra, suspects that the true story is more complicated. Could this be a dramatic suicide - or even murder? Together with Inspector Bray

Aug 30, 2015
Classic in the dock by Myers, Amy, 1938- author.

Classic in the dock

Jack Colby investigates when his friend, the world famous artist Giovanni, is arrested for a murder that may be connected to a village feud between two rival families.

Aug 30, 2015
A chorus of innocents - a Sir Robert Carey mystery by Chisholm, P. F., 1958- author.

A chorus of innocents - a Sir Robert Carey mystery

Thursday, 12th October, 1592. Eighteen days after the action closes in An Air of Treason, courtier Sir Robert Carey and Carey's surly, larcenous, and loyal henchman Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland, are back in Carlisle and the Debateable Lands -- the Border country, the Wild North, the land of the hot trod where the thieving, feuding reiver clans are "English when it suited, and Scots at their pleasure." A Chorus of Innocents ushers forward Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, a married woman whom

Aug 30, 2015
The cat, the sneak and the secret by Sweeney, Leann, author.

The cat, the sneak and the secret

"Jillian Hart and Tom are finally tying the knot, but first they need to make sure Tom's stepson, Finn, is as comfortable as possible in the lake house they will all call home. So when it becomes clear that Finn has fallen for a pretty cat from the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, Jillian and Tom readily agree to make room for one more--even though the tortoiseshell kitty is a notorious kleptomaniac. So far, the cat has sneaked out of the adoption center time after time, bringing back trinkets, shoelaces

Aug 30, 2015
Better homes and corpses by Greenstein, Kathleen Bridge.

Better homes and corpses

"After Meg Barrett found her fiance still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting...In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives - she l

Aug 30, 2015
A pattern of lies by Todd, Charles, author.

A pattern of lies

"A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery... An explosion and fire at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent has killed over a hundred men. It's called an appalling tragedy-- until suspicion and rumor raise the specter of murder. While visiting the Ashton family, Bess Crawford finds herself caught up in a venomous show of hostility that doesn't stop with P

Aug 30, 2015
Poisoned prose by Adams, Ellery, author.

Poisoned prose

Olivia thought gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation, the captivating performer Violetta Devereaux, announces onstage that she will meet her end in Oyster Bay. When Violetta is discovered murdered after the show, everyone involved with the retreat becomes a suspect. There are rumors that Violetta, who

Aug 30, 2015
Secret world / A Tudor Mystery Featuring Christopher Marlowe by Trow, M. J, author.

Secret world / A Tudor Mystery Featuring Christopher Marlowe

After discovering a family friend was found murdered in her bed, Kit Marlowe sets out to discover who is responsible, drawing the attention of Queen Elizabeth's spymaster Francis Walsingham.

Aug 30, 2015
Copy cat crimes - a Samantha Holt mystery by Wilson, Karen Ann.

Copy cat crimes - a Samantha Holt mystery

On the very same day that a basket of kittens is left at the clinic, a client is found dead in a nearby canal. When veterinary technician Samantha Holt finds counterfeit money hidden in the basket, Dr. Augustin decides the two of them should start snooping around.

Aug 30, 2015
Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery by Griffin, H. Terrell, author.

Chasing justice - a Matt Royal mystery

Matt Royal is going back to the courtroom. He has agreed to defend his good friend and wife of Longboat Key's Police Chief. Abby Lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikeable, shady character. He was found shot to death in his downtown Sarasota condo and the evidence points to Abby as the killer. Matt cannot refuse Abby's pleas for help, despite having retired from the practice of law several years earlier. Now, he must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney with a record

Aug 30, 2015
Served cold by Goldberg, Ed

Served cold

Aug 30, 2015
Dark Reservations by Fortunato, John

Dark Reservations

Aug 30, 2015