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Well read, then dead by Moran, Terrie Farley.

Well read, then dead

When a shy, elderly book club member is murdered, Fort Myers Beach bookstore café owners Mary Cabot and Bridget Mayfield must read between the lines to catch a killer. Includes a recipe.

Sep 2, 2014
The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel by Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.

The Button man - a Hugo Marston novel

"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England"--

Sep 2, 2014
Book fair and foul by Chase, Erika.

Book fair and foul

When book club member Lizzie Turner is accused of murdering Ashley Dixon, a book publicist she hates, her fellow members, including bookstore owner Molly Mathews, must rewrite Lizzie's fate by finding the real killer.

Sep 2, 2014
Marked down for murder by Belle, Josie. author.

Marked down for murder

Between spending Valentine's Day with her sweetheart, Sam, and shopping upcoming Presidents' Day sales with the Good Buy Girls, everything is coming up roses and bargains for Maggie Gerber. But when the mother of Maggie's nemesis comes to town, things stop looking so rosy. Summer's mom is hoping to set her spoiled daughter up with Sam, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the match happen.

Sep 2, 2014
A Midwinter's Tail - A Magical Cats Mystery by Kelly, Sofie

A Midwinter's Tail - A Magical Cats Mystery

Sep 2, 2014
Murder at Marble House by Maxwell, Alyssa

Murder at Marble House

Sep 2, 2014
Really the blues by Koenig, Joseph, author.

Really the blues

American jazz musician Eddie Piron investigates after the drummer for his band turns up floating face down in the Seine during the Nazi occupation of Paris.

Sep 2, 2014
Picked to Die by Connolly, Sheila

Picked to Die

Sep 2, 2014
Spring tide by Börjlind, Cecilia, 1961-

Spring tide

Sep 2, 2014
Shear trouble by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

Shear trouble

When a local ladies man is found dead with a pair of shears sticking out of his chest, quilter Beatrice Coleman must unravel a tangled mess of clues to find out which resident of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, is responsible. Includes quilting tips.

Sep 2, 2014
Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery by Slater, Susan, 1942-

Rollover - a Dan Mahoney mystery

"A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on its ear. It's no straight-forward, "demand all the money at gun-point and hustle out the front door" kind of robbery. It's a sneaky tunneling that probably took months to complete and landed the thieves in a room of safe deposit boxes--not the vault with two million bucks for a ranch sale next door. Was this some mistake, or was the thieves' target the Tiffany-designed sapphire and diamond necklace belonging to eighty-five year old Ge

Sep 2, 2014
Taken in by Casey, Elizabeth Lynn, author.

Taken in

Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online. Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women or that Dixie would

Sep 2, 2014
Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel by Dilts, Tyler, author.

Pain scale - a Long Beach homicide novel

"Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett returns from a year-long medical leave badly scarred and in constant pain, yet determined to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. He gets his chance when a call comes in that shocks even the toughest guys in the squad room--a California congressman's daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered in their upscale home. At first glance, it looks like a robbery gone wrong, but Danny's not so sure"--Amazon.

Sep 2, 2014
Murder Off the Beaten Path by Rowland, M. L.

Murder Off the Beaten Path

Sep 2, 2014
A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery

"In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one--particularly his wife--finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe

Sep 2, 2014
Desert heat by Jance, Judith A.

Desert heat

Joanna Brady dedicates herself to finding out the truth when her husband Andy, a Cochise County police officer, is shot in what is passed off by the police brass as a suicide attempt, and then implicated in a drug smuggling operation.

Sep 2, 2014
A distance to death by Menino, H. M.

A distance to death

"Whip-smart, headstrong sleuth Tink Elledge is back on a horse, and back in competition--and this time, she must solve a murder while navigating the steep twists and turns of the legendary Tevis endurance trail ride. In the mountain wilderness of Sierra Nevada, she and her friend Isabel will race across one hundred miles of spectacular gorges and cross heart-stopping fords. Meanwhile, Tink's husband, Charlie, and step-son, Stephen, are nearby working on a new partnership with the reclusive but b

Sep 2, 2014
The forgotten girl by Bell, David, 1969 November 17-

The forgotten girl

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abru

Sep 2, 2014
The Twelfth Night murder by Rutherford, Anne, 1956-

The Twelfth Night murder

"As The New Globe Players bring laughter to audiences with their production of Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, Suzanne Thornton must bring justice to the tragic victim of a brutal murder. When the body of a young boy-murdered, mutilated, and clothed in women's attire-is found under London Bridge, Constable Pepper believes him to be a member of The New Globe Players, one of the actors who specialize in women's parts. He is not, but Suzanne, summoned to make an identification, does recognize h

Sep 2, 2014
To fudge or not to fudge by Coco, Nancy

To fudge or not to fudge

With summer in bloom and tourists afoot, Allie is out walking her pup, Mal, when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. For the successful confectionaire it's only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest. When her stint on a cooking reality show swirls up a trail of foul play, Allie will have to outwit a cunning killer if she wants to continue living la dolce vida...

Sep 2, 2014