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The Cottoncrest curse - a novel by Rubin, Michael H., 1950-

The Cottoncrest curse - a novel

Sep 1, 2014
The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-

The counterfeit heiress - a Lady Emily mystery

"After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveler Estella Lamar. Each small discovery, however, leads to more questions. Was the intended victim Miss Lamar or the imposter? And who would want either of them dead? As Emily and Colin try to make sense of all this, a larger puzzle begins to emerge: No one has actually seen Estell

Sep 1, 2014
The counterfeit lady by Parker, Kate, 1949-

The counterfeit lady

"A cousin of Georgia's dear friend Lady Phyllida Monthalf is brutally murdered in her home during the theft of blueprints of a new battleship designed by her husband--who now stands accused of her murder...and treason. The Duke of Blackford, in service to Whitehall, enlists Georgia and the Archivist Society to assist in the investigation. Playing the part of the duke's new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London's elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties

Sep 1, 2014
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush by Albert, Susan Wittig, author.

The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush

"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie

Sep 1, 2014
The Derek Smith omnibus by Smith, Derek Howe, author.

The Derek Smith omnibus

Sep 1, 2014
The devil takes half - a Greek islands mystery by Serafim, Leta, author.

The devil takes half - a Greek islands mystery

"At an archeological dig on the idyllic Greek Island of Chios, a severed hand is found lying in a blood-filled trench. Could it belong to Eleni Argentis, a beautiful archeologist who is also the wealthy daughter of a local ship owner? She and her young assistant, Petros, are both missing. The chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that Eleni and Petros happened upon something of real value. However, his search turns up nothing but handfuls of broken clay, and then, a

Aug 29, 2014
The elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Gilman, Dorothy, 1923-2012.

The elusive Mrs. Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria. In her third adventure, Mrs. Pollifax finds herself working with members of the underground to free political prisoners while trying to escape the secret police in Bulgaria. In addition, she helps a young American girl find one of her missing traveling companions.

Sep 1, 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 1, 2014
The frozen dead by Minier, Bernard.

The frozen dead

"In a snowbound valley, deep in the French Pyrenees, a dark story of madness and revenge is unfolding. The first victim is a horse: its headless, flayed body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day as the gruesome discovery takes place, Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a high security asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. She is baffled by the slightly unorthodox methods the asylum's director uses, and then greatly alarmed when

Sep 1, 2014
The Girl Next Door by Rendell, Ruth

The Girl Next Door

Sep 1, 2014
The good knew nothing - a Tom Hickey novel by Kuhlken, Ken.

The good knew nothing - a Tom Hickey novel

During the summer of 1936, destitute farmers from the Dust Bowl swarm into California, and an old friend brings police detective Tom Hickey a manuscript, a clue to the mystery of his father Charlie{u2019}s long-ago disappearance. Tom chooses to risk losing his job and family to follow this lead. Even his oldest friend and mentor, retired cop Leo Weiss, opposes Tom{u2019}s decision. Why so passionately? Tom lures the novelist B. Traven to a meeting on Catalina and accuses him of manuscript-theft

Sep 1, 2014
The great Mortdecai moustache mystery by Bonfiglioli, Kyril, author.

The great Mortdecai moustache mystery

Aug 31, 2014
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to a

Sep 1, 2014
The Haunting Ballad - A Mystery by Nethercott, Michael

The Haunting Ballad - A Mystery

Sep 1, 2014
The iron sickle by Limón, Martin, 1948-

The iron sickle

The head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. The attack is a complete surprise, carefully planned and clinically executed. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled US Army base? And why attack the claims officer--is there an unsettled grudge, a claim of damages that was rejected by the US Army? Against orders, CID agents George Suen

Sep 1, 2014
The keeper by Delaney, Luke, author.

The keeper

A damp, dark cellar holds two cages. And for the women behind the bars, their worst nightmares are about to come true . . . When Louise Russell goes missing from her home, D.I. Sean Corrigan from South London's Murder Investigation Unit immediately senses foul play. For Corrigan's own dark childhood has given him the ability not only to recognize evil in those who prey upon the innocent, but also to see a crime scene from the eyes of the perpetrator. Though Corrigan has no doubts that Louise was

Sep 1, 2014
The Legend of Sleepy Harlow by Logan, Kylie

The Legend of Sleepy Harlow

Sep 1, 2014
The long way home by Penny, Louise.

The long way home

At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.

Sep 1, 2014
The lost key by Coulter, Catherine.

The lost key

"Newly-minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner Mike Caine race to solve a puzzling murder and put a stop to a dangerous criminal genius "--

Sep 1, 2014
The low road - a novel by Scott, A.D.

The low road - a novel

"John McAllister has come to a crossroads, torn between the stability of his life in the Highlands and the thrill of working as a renowned journalist in Glasgow at a national daily newspaper. Can he accept that this exciting new phase is over? That it is time to settle down? Before he knows it, McAllister is in the midst of a fast-paced hunt for his good friend Jimmy McPhee, who is involved in a blood feud with a murderous razor gang"--Amazon.com.

Sep 1, 2014