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Crimson Snow by Edwards, Martin Crimson Snow

Dec 2, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1950s.

This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1930s and 40s, presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the

Dec 1, 2016
Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s. by Crime novels - American noir of the 1930s and 40s.

Dec 1, 2016
Courting death - a novel by Heald, Paul J., 1959- author. Courting death - a novel

"Courting Death finds Melanie Wilkerson (from Cotton, book two of the Clarkeston Chronicles) and Arthur Hughes working uncomfortably together in the chambers of a famous federal judge. While Melanie neglects her duties as a law clerk to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murder. Melanie, a Georgia native who returns from law

Nov 29, 2016
Chaos - a Scarpetta novel by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author. Chaos - a Scarpetta novel

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director a

Dec 1, 2016
Cat got your diamonds - a kitty couture mystery by Chase, Julie (Mystery writer) Cat got your diamonds - a kitty couture mystery

"Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden district, where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker's dream come true. After returning home following a nasty breakup with her (now ex) fiance, Pete the Cheat, it's exactly the fresh start she needs, despite her old money mother's disapproval. Full of peanut butter pupcakes and bacon-infused pawlines, and displaying sparkly Shih Tzu tutu

Nov 29, 2016
Bury me when I'm dead by Head, Cheryl A., author. Bury me when I'm dead

"Charlene "Charlie" Mack is a PI in Detroit. Born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, but she secretly struggles with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer's. When Charlie and her crack team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a rout

Dec 1, 2016
Buried in the country by Dunn, Carola, author. Buried in the country

"After many years working around the world for an international charity in the late 1960s, Eleanor Trewynn has retired to the relative quiet of a small town in Cornwall. But her quiet life is short-lived when, due to her experience, the Commonwealth Relations Office reaches out to her to assist in a secret conference that is to take place in a small hotel outside the historical village of Tintagel. Meanwhile, her niece, Detective Sargent Megan Pencarrow, is investigating the disappearance of a l

Dec 2, 2016
Brazen - a Valentino mystery by Estleman, Loren D, author. Brazen - a Valentino mystery

"A killer is reenacting the deaths of Hollywood's blond bombshells, and Valentino must stop him before it's too late in Loren D. Estleman's Brazen. UCLA film archivist and sometime film detective Valentino doesn't take friend and former actress Beata Limerick very seriously when she tells him that she quit acting because of the curse on blond actresses. Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Thelma Todd, Sharon Tate... they all had more fun, but none of them made it out of the business alive, and acco

Dec 2, 2016
Bodies politic by Wishart, David, 1952- Bodies politic

Dec 1, 2016
Blood and bone by Giambanco, V. M, author. Blood and bone

"After two years in the Seattle Police Department, homicide detective Alice Madison has finally found a measure of peace she has never known before--a sense of belonging. When a local burglary escalates into a gruesome murder, Madison takes charge of the investigation, only to discover that this is no ordinary killing. She finds herself tracking a serial assassin who has haunted the city for years--and whose brutality is the stuff of legend among the super-max prisons of the Pacific Northwest.

Dec 2, 2016
Beyond the truth by Holt, Anne, 1958- author. Beyond the truth

Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.

Dec 2, 2016
Better Off Thread by Lee, Amanda Better Off Thread

Dec 2, 2016
Better late than never by McKinlay, Jenn, author. Better late than never

"A decades-overdue book puts library director Lindsey Norris hot on the trail of a cold case. When the Briar Creek Public Library holds its first overdue book amnesty day no fines for late returns the volume of incoming materials is more than Lindsey and her staff can handle. In a bind, Lindsey drafts the crafternoon ladies to help check in and sort the stacks of books. But one tardy tome catches her attention--a copy of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, twenty years past due. When Lindsey

Nov 29, 2016
Bell, Book and Candlemas by Hesse, Jennifer David Bell, Book and Candlemas

Dec 2, 2016
Beignets, brides and bodies by Ripley, J. R., 1955- author. Beignets, brides and bodies

"Settling into her new life running a coffee and beignet cafe´ in the small town of Table Rock, Arizona, Maggie Miller expects nothing but smooth sailing from here on. But she's blown way off course when Clive Rothschild, co-owner of The Hitching Post, the bridal shop next door, begs her for a favour. That favour leads to Clive and Maggie discovering a dead body buried beneath a wedding cake. And with the evidence stacking up against Clive and his partner, former professional skater Johnny Wolfe

Nov 29, 2016
At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery by L'Etoile, James, author. At what cost - a Detective Penley mystery

Dec 1, 2016
At Rope's End - A Dr. James Verraday Mystery by Kay, Edward At Rope's End - A Dr. James Verraday Mystery

Dec 2, 2016
Assault and Beret by Mckinlay, Jenn Assault and Beret

Dec 2, 2016
Ash Island - a Belltree mystery by Maitland, Barry, author. Ash Island - a Belltree mystery

Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree, back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues, has become a departmental embarrassment. He can't and doesn't want to return to his post with the Sydney Police Department. Instead, he accepts a post far away from Sydney and attempts to build a quiet life in Newcastle, Australia. But that quiet life quickly eludes him. A body's been found buried just offshore on Ash Island and that one body may well just be the first of many. Not only t

Nov 29, 2016

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