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Body in the backyard by Craig, Elizabeth Spann

Body in the backyard

Jul 30, 2014
Be careful what you witch for by Eastman, Dawn, author.

Be careful what you witch for

"Leaving a traumatic police career behind, Clyde Fortune has returned to her seemingly quiet hometown of Crystal Haven, Michigan. In spite of the psychic powers of its residents, there's no telling what trouble is brewing in this burg. The highlight of this year's fall festival in Crystal Haven is a bonfire with a witch's cauldron resting over it. Clyde's best friend, Diana, leads a ritual to divine the future, but it seems no one forsees that one of their own will drop dead--or that Diana will

Jul 30, 2014
From feat to eternity by Rowen, Michelle, author.

From feat to eternity

Jul 30, 2014
Crime rib by Budewitz, Leslie, author.

Crime rib

"Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana's, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town's big break is interrupted by murder. Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling he

Jul 30, 2014
Grave doubts by Corley, Elizabeth.

Grave doubts

"Viciously attacked by a serial rapist intent on murder, Sergeant Louise Nightingale is recovering from her ordeal, relieved that the psychopath has been put behind bars for a very long time. Escaping to a remote family home for a well-earned rest, she is unaware that her nightmare has only just begun. When a nameless, faceless terror starts terrorising the country, her colleague, Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick, questions whether or not they have the right man. With a trail of bodies i

Jul 30, 2014
Grace against the clock by Hyzy, Julie A., author.

Grace against the clock

"When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the museum's curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand--until a killer makes an unwanted donation. With the town clock in desperate need of repair, local lawyer Joyce Swedburg and her ex-husband, Dr. Leland Keay, are trying to ut aside their differences to organize a benefit at Marshfield Manor to raise money for restoration of the beautiful timepiece. While Grace appreciates the opportunity to support such a good cause, t

Jul 30, 2014
A sudden, fearful death - a William Monk novel by Perry, Anne.

A sudden, fearful death - a William Monk novel

In a London hospital, Prudence Barrymore, a talented nurse who had once been the one of Florence Nightingale's angels of mercy in the Crimean War, meets sudden death by strangulation. Private inquiry agent William Monk is engaged to investigate this horrific crime--which intuition tells him was no random stroke of violence by a madman. Greatly helped by his unconventional friend Hester Latterly, another of Miss Nightingale's nurses, and barrister Oliver Rathbone, Monk assembles a portrait of the

Jul 30, 2014
Strangers by Pronzini, Bill.

Strangers

"Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids hanging with. That's the book on him and it's why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he's guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It's against such odds that he must work to prove Cody innocent. There are few to help him and plenty to get in his way. It's a classic situation for an iconic private investigator" --

Jul 30, 2014
Some Enchanted Éclair - a Magical Bakery mystery by Cates, Bailey, author.

Some Enchanted Éclair - a Magical Bakery mystery

When a Hollywood movie starts filming in Savannah, magical baker Katie Lightfoot and her witches' coven snag parts as extras until murder takes a starring role, forcing them to conjure up a killer before someone else gets the axe.

Jul 30, 2014
Silence of the lamb's wool by Hechtman, Betty, 1947-, author.

Silence of the lamb's wool

Jul 30, 2014
Hidden depths by Cleeves, Ann.

Hidden depths

Jul 30, 2014
A Grave Matter - A Lady Darby Mystery by Huber, Anna Lee, author.

A Grave Matter - A Lady Darby Mystery

"Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother, Trevor, and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make

Jul 30, 2014
Basil instinct by Costa, Shelley.

Basil instinct

"A top secret society of female chefs, Belfiere has marinated in mystery for two centuries. With its members-only tattoo and code of omerta (silence), this is not your grandmother's cooking circle. Or so Eve Angelotta thought, until her own Nonna--Miracolo's feisty owner, Maria Pia--is chosen to join their shadowy ranks. When you let fifty masked Belfiereans with a lot to hide into your dining room, can murder be far behind?" -- from author's web page.

Jul 30, 2014
The book of souls - a Detective Inspector McLean novel by Oswald, James.

The book of souls  - a Detective Inspector McLean novel

Each year for ten years, a woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christimastime--naked, throat slit, body washed clean. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancee. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake, and McLean put an end to the brutal killing spree.

Jul 30, 2014
Book Clubbed by Barrett, Lorna, author.

Book Clubbed

"Cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittmeyer is done reading people the riot act. After she's crushed by a fallen bookcase, the next item to be read is her last will and testament--which is packed with surprises. It soon comes to light that Betsy was hiding volumes of dark secrets behind that perpetual frown of hers--and one of them just might have been a motive for murder. While Tricia tries to help Angelica--the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president and Betsy's boss--solve th

Jul 30, 2014
The day of the dead - the autumn of Commissario Ricciardi by De Giovanni, Maurizio, 1958- author.

The day of the dead - the autumn of Commissario Ricciardi

Believing that Matteo, a young boy from the streets of 1930s Naples, was murdered, Commissario Ricciardi must conduct his investigation in secret since his superiors are preparing for a state visit from Benito Mussolini.

Jul 30, 2014
The sea-grape tree - a novel by Royes, Gillian, 1947-

The sea-grape tree - a novel

"In the third book of The Shad Series, locals and visitors get caught up in a complicated love triangle while class divisions complicate Shadrack Myers' goal to gain status in Largo Bay, creating a perfect storm of problems for the Jamaican village's intrepid bartender to solve"--

Jul 30, 2014
Ratking by Dibdin, Michael.

Ratking

In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive. Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals? Or might his kidnapper

Jul 30, 2014
A possibility of violence - a novel by Mishani, Dror.

A possibility of violence - a novel

"The second in D.A. Mishani's acclaimed literary crime series--the sequel to 2013's The Missing File, shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association International Dagger Award--featuring Detective Avraham Avraham"--

Jul 30, 2014
Mr Campion's farewell by Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966, author.

Mr Campion's farewell

Jul 30, 2014