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Smile and be a villain - a Dorothy Martin mystery by Dams, Jeanne M, author. Smile and be a villain - a Dorothy Martin mystery

A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin. When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, decide to visit the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, they hope for a pleasant, peaceful holiday. It's not to be. Taking a walk on their very first day, they discover a body, apparently the victim of an unfortunate accident, on a precipitous hill path. The dead man, they learn,

Sep 22, 2016
A hard woman to kill by Howard, Alex, (Novelist) A hard woman to kill

Chechnya: an incorruptible security officer is assassinated. Berlin: a small child grieves for his father. In the East: an obese psychopath sets his feet on the first rungs of his criminal career. A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic pimp and owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved. When DI Enver Demirel, her former partner and fri

Sep 22, 2016
Face blind by Hawvermale, Lance, 1972- author. Face blind

"A man with a neurological disorder that prevents him from recognizing human faces confronts an enigmatic killer in Chile's Atacama desert - the most lifeless place on earth Gabe Traylin is face-blind, unable to tell one person from the next. Content to earn his living well away from civilization, he works as an astronomer at an observatory in the earth's driest desert, where no rain has fallen in 400 years. But when he witnesses a murder that he's unable to stop or comprehend, Gabe finds himsel

Sep 22, 2016
A dreadful past by Turnbull, Peter, 1950- author. A dreadful past

A chance sighting of a vase for sale in an antiques shop leads Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessey and his team to take a fresh look at a twenty-year-old unsolved murder case. As the investigation opens out and links are made to other unsolved murders in the Vale of York and beyond, the net seems to be closing around a mysterious gang of killers and a vow of silence that's been kept for two decades. But when a new body is discovered in a local wood, is that pact about to be tested?

Sep 22, 2016
Dangerous cargo- an Art Marvik mystery by Rowson, Pauline, author. Dangerous cargo- an Art Marvik mystery

Art Marvik is assigned to attend the funeral of Bradley Pulford, whose body was washed up on an Isle of Wight beach in January - only he'd officially been declared dead 55 years earlier. So who is the imposter - and why did he assume the name of a dead man? The answer lies in a trail of deceit, corruption and murder that spans over half a century.

Sep 22, 2016
Cold revenge by Howard, Alex (Novelist) Cold revenge

Sep 22, 2016
Bloodied ivy - a Nero Wolfe mystery by Goldsborough, Robert, author. Bloodied ivy - a Nero Wolfe mystery

When a great thinker takes a nasty tumble, Wolfe goes back to school A conservative academic, so far to the right that he thought Ronald Reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant—right up until the morning he is found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines. Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right? The case so intrigues the

Sep 22, 2016
Mr Campion's fault by Ripley, Mike, author. Mr Campion's fault

"Following the death of the senior English master in a tragic road accident, Mr Campion's son Rupert and daughter-in-law Perdita are helping out at Ash Grange School for Boys, where Perdita's godfather is headmaster. While Perdita is directing the end-of-term play, a musical version of Dr Faustus, Rupert is tackling the school's rugby football team-- and both of them are finding their allotted tasks more of a challenge than they had anticipated. When the headmaster telephones Albert Campion to i

Sep 22, 2016
The missing chapter - a Nero Wolfe mystery by Goldsborough, Robert, author. The missing chapter - a Nero Wolfe mystery

The gun was fired close to Charles Childress's head, and his were the only fingerprints on it, forcing the police to conclude that the author committed suicide. But his friends know this is impossible, because Childress loved himself far too much. He had just begun attracting fame, writing new mysteries starring the iconic Sergeant Barnstable, and he had bright hopes for the future. His publisher hires corpulent genius Nero Wolfe to determine who cut Childress's career short, and the detective f

Sep 22, 2016
The last coincidence - a Nero Wolfe mystery by Goldsborough, Robert, author. The last coincidence - a Nero Wolfe mystery

Detective Nero Wolfe attempts to find the murderer of Manhattan society member Noreen James and finds more people with a motive and no alibi than he ever planned to investigate.

Sep 22, 2016
A lesson in love & murder by McMillan, Rachel, 1981- author. A lesson in love & murder

The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives. The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem's flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin--a man with a deadly talent. While Merinda

Sep 22, 2016
The methods of Sergeant Cluff by North, Gil, 1916- author. The methods of Sergeant Cluff

It is a wet and windy night in the town of Gunnarshaw, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. The body of young Jane Trundle, assistant in the chemist's shop, is discovered lying face down on the cobblestones. Sergeant Caleb Cluff is not a man of many words, and neither does he play by the rules. He may exasperate his superiors, but he has the loyal support of his constable and he is the only CID man in the division. The case is his. Life in Gunnarshaw is tough, with its people caught up in a rigid

Sep 22, 2016
Murder in style - an Ellie Quicke mystery by Heley, Veronica, author. Murder in style - an Ellie Quicke mystery

Ellie Quicke finds you can choose your friends but not your family. Poppy's wealthy father hadn't liked the look of the men whom his twin daughters intended to marry, and had set them up in the Magpie fashion boutique to ensure they would be able to support themselves; at the same time ensuring that the girls made a will in one another's favour. The business prospered and expanded until, many years later, skeletons start to come out of the closet. Bodies too...And Ellie's enquiries uncover a hor

Sep 22, 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

Sep 22, 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

Sep 22, 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.

Sep 22, 2016
Silver spire by Goldsborough, Robert. Silver spire

Nero Wolfe and sidekick Archie Goodwin tackle the powerful high-stakes world of mass-media evangelism as they try to protect one of America's most beloved preachers.

Sep 22, 2016
Sergeant Cluff stands firm by North, Gil, 1916- author. Sergeant Cluff stands firm

Amy Snowden, in middle age, has long since settled into a lonely life in the Yorkshire town of Gunnarshaw, until--to her neighbours' surprise--she suddenly marries a much younger man. Months later, Amy is found dead--apparently by her own hand--and her husband, Wright, has disappeared. Sergeant Caleb Cluff--silent, watchful, a man at home in the bleak moorland landscape of Gunnarshaw--must find the truth about the couple's unlikely marriage, and solve the riddle of Amy's death.

Sep 22, 2016
Wall Street noir by Wall Street noir

Anthologies which illuminate the darker side of Wall Street and the financial decision makers and places rarely seen.

Sep 22, 2016
Wedding bell blues - a Dixie Dew mystery by Moose, Ruth, author. Wedding bell blues - a Dixie Dew mystery

"Beth McKenzie, owner of the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast, is enjoying an exciting affair with her new love, Scott. Meanwhile, the town of Littleboro, North Carolina is abuzz with gossip about Crazy Reba's upcoming nuptials. Most brides go crazy at some point, but Littleboro's resident homeless lady has had a head start: she's beloved, indulged, and most of all, eccentric. But at almost 60 or thereabouts her marriage seems a little peculiar. Sure, she's sporting a diamond big enough to choke a ho

Sep 22, 2016