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The moonlit door by Lake, Deryn, author.

The moonlit door

A new puzzle for the Reverend Nick Lawrence . . . It is May in the sleepy village of Lakehurst, Sussex, and Nick Lawrence has organised a Medieval Fair, complete with maypole dancing, archers and Mr Grimm's men, a group of Morris dancers. The fair is enjoyed by all and a great success, but once the village green is deserted a horrific event takes place that shocks the whole village. A young orphan, Billy, is shot through the heart with an arrow and his body covered with the ribbons from the mayp

Feb 28, 2015
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Mackay, Malcolm

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

Feb 28, 2015
The shape of water by Camilleri, Andrea.

The shape of water

The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.

Feb 28, 2015
The Sirena quest - a novel by Kahn, Michael A., 1952- author.

The Sirena quest - a novel

The New York Times Sunday Magazine piece famously opened: "She has pouting lips and high round breasts. Thousands of men have dreamt of her. Hundreds have chased after her. Two have died in pursuit. Her name is Sirena, she weighs 193 pounds, and she vanished in 1959. Without a trace." Barrett College's legendary Greco-Roman sculpture's fate was still a hot topic in 1970 when four roommates began their freshman year at the New England school. They've gone their separate ways for years. But as the

Feb 28, 2015
The Sudden Arrival of Violence by Mackay, Malcom

The Sudden Arrival of Violence

Feb 28, 2015
The terra-cotta dog by Camilleri, Andrea.

The terra-cotta dog

Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious te^te a` te^te with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There, the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for fifty years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into one family's darkest secrets.

Feb 28, 2015
This old homicide by Carlisle, Kate, 1951- author.

This old homicide

"Contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer specializes in improving the quirks and flaws of the Victorian homes in Lighthouse Cove, California. The quirks and flaws of their residents are another story.... Valentine's Day is approaching, and while Shannon is delighted to be friends with not one but two handsome men, not everyone in town is feeling the love. After her elderly neighbor Jesse Hennessey fails to make his daily appearance at the local diner, Shannon swings by his place to check

Feb 22, 2015
Thus was adonis murdered by Caudwell, Sarah.

Thus was adonis murdered

"Fleeing from tax-related worries, Julia Larwood indulges in a holiday, unaware that the fellow tourist she falls for is an Inland Revenue employee, who turns up dead in her bed with her copy of the Finance Act nearby."--

Feb 28, 2015
Toured to death by Conrad, Hy, author.

Toured to death

"While Fanny takes care of the business end of Amy's Travel in New York City, Amy is traipsing around Monte Carlo, managing their first mystery-themed excursion, a road rally in which guests compete to solve a fictional murder along the way. Amy still has reservations about partnering up with her mother. But both women, having lost the men in their lives, need a fresh beginning. The trip starts off without a hitch. Clues quickly mount, the competition is lively and just when the suspense is pea

Feb 25, 2015
Town in a sweet pickle by Haywood, B. B, author.

Town in a sweet pickle

Feb 23, 2015
Town in a sweet pickle by Haywood, B. B., author.

Town in a sweet pickle

"In the quiet coastal community of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday is a local farmer who dutifully tends to her blueberry fields--and steps in to solve the occasional murder... When Candy organizes a cooking event for her local newspaper, the town's most prominent citizens turn out to witness the popular cookbook author Julia von Fleming serve as a guest judge. But when Julia comes close to consuming a poisoned pickle, she begins to suspect someone in Cape Willington is trying to kill her

Feb 28, 2015
Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery by Washburn, L. J.

Trick or deadly treat - a fresh-baked mystery

"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic,

Feb 28, 2015
Twisted innocence by Blackstock, Terri, 1957- author.

Twisted innocence

"Holly Cramer has stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, but she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter, Lily. When police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Lily's father, Creed Kershaw, a person of interest in a drug-related murder case, she is determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and Lily hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connectio

Feb 28, 2015
Veronica Mars. Mr. Kiss and Tell by Thomas, Rob.

Veronica Mars. Mr. Kiss and Tell

"The second Veronica Mars novel, in which she investigates a mysterious crime at The Neptune Grand hotel" --

Feb 28, 2015
Voice of the violin by Camilleri, Andrea.

Voice of the violin

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Feb 28, 2015
Whispering shadows - a novel by Sendker, Jan-Philipp, author.

Whispering shadows - a novel

Feb 28, 2015
Will Starling - a novel - the reckoning of Wm. Starling, Esq., a foundling, concerning monstrous crimes and infernal aspirations, with perpetrators named and shrouded infamies disclosed to light of day, as set down by his own hand in this year 1816 by Wei

Will Starling - a novel - the reckoning of Wm. Starling, Esq., a foundling, concerning monstrous crimes and infernal aspirations, with perpetrators named and shrouded infamies disclosed to light of day, as set down by his own hand in this year 1816

After years as a battlefield surgeon during the Napoleonic War, Will Starling returns to London in 1816 to build a civilian surgical practice. But when one of the grave-robbers who supplies him with cadavers for dissection is complicit in a murder, Will resolves to find out the truth.

Feb 28, 2015
With baited breath - a lotus bay mystery by Bartlett, L. L. (Lorraine L.)

With baited breath - a lotus bay mystery

Tori Cannon and her grandfather, Herb return from her grandmother's funeral, and it's with sadness that she learns the bait ship and small motel they ran has fallen on hard times. Jammed into one of the motel's units is the body of one of Herb's customers, his mouth filled with spikes. The victim has no enemies, except for maybe the rich woman who wanted to level his eyesore of a home. But he also had a daughter who's resentful her father wasn't a major force in her life, and some friends who we

Feb 28, 2015