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Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Brown, Rita Mae, author.

Tall tail - a Mrs. Murphy mystery

"Returning to Virginia's post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave's wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Unti

May 29, 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 28, 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 29, 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 29, 2016
The Baker Street jurors - a mystery by Robertson, Michael, 1951- author.

The Baker Street jurors - a mystery

"Michael Robertson has delighted mystery readers and Sherlock Holmes aficionados everywhere with his charming and innovative Baker Street mystery series, where brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath are charged with answering letters to Sherlock that arrive at their law office, located at 221B Baker Street. In the exclusive London suburb of Hampstead Heath, Rory McSweeny--a true national hero, having led the England cricket team to successive international championships--is accused of murdering his own

May 29, 2016
The body in the wardrobe by Page, Katherine Hall. author.

The body in the wardrobe

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions

May 27, 2016
The Branson beauty by Booth, Claire, author.

The Branson beauty

"The Branson Beauty, an old showboat, has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri. More than one hundred people are trapped aboard. Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff, and when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he's in for a long winter's day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore. He anticipates a lot of anxiety, many arguments, and extra costs for emergency e

May 29, 2016
The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery by Trow, M. J., author.

The circle - a Grand & Batchelor Victorian mystery

Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayett

May 27, 2016
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Davis, Krista

The Diva Runs Out of Thyme

May 29, 2016
The far empty by Scott, J. Todd, author.

The far empty

Chris Cherry, a newly minted sheriff's deputy in a small Texas border town, and seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross form an unlikely partnership as they investigate growing suspicions about the disappearance of Caleb's mother.

May 29, 2016
The final tap by Flower, Amanda, author.

The final tap

May 29, 2016
The Girl on the Best Seller List by Packer, Vin

The Girl on the Best Seller List

May 29, 2016
The graveyard of the Hesperides by Davis, Lindsey, author.

The graveyard of the Hesperides

"In first century Rome, Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together. Also, his contracting firm has been renovating a rundown dive bar

May 29, 2016
The highwayman by Johnson, Craig, 1961- author.

The highwayman

"Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series--the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls.

May 29, 2016
The Ides of June by Rowe, Rosemary

The Ides of June

May 29, 2016
The Innocents by Atkins, Ace

The Innocents

May 29, 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 29, 2016
The mystery of a hansom cab by Hume, Fergus, 1859-1932.

The mystery of a hansom cab

Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation, selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and being translated into eleven languages. Over a century later, Hansom Cab has lost none of its page-turning power. Set in the charming and deadly streets of Melbourne, this vivid and brilliantly plotted murder thriller tells the story of a crim

May 25, 2016
The night wanderer by Clare, Alys, author.

The night wanderer

Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is skeptical of the sheriff’s verdict that this was the result of a wild animal attack. But when a second body is discovered, similarly mutilated, rumors engulf the town that the legendary demon known as the Night Wanderer has returned to wreak havoc.

May 25, 2016
The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid by Orenduff, J. Michael

The Pot Thief Who Studied Billy the Kid

May 29, 2016