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Blood orange - a China Bayles mystery by Albert, Susan Wittig.

Blood orange - a China Bayles mystery

"In the newest China Bayles Mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital... It's mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporaryplace to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband, Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by

Feb 13, 2016
Bellfield Hall, or, The observations of Miss Dido Kent by Dean, Anna.

Bellfield Hall, or, The observations of Miss Dido Kent

Visiting Bellfield Hall to comfort her niece, who has been seemingly abandoned by her wealthy fiance´, Miss Dido Kent investigates the possibly related death of a young woman, a situation that is complicated by surprising secrets.

Feb 13, 2016
Beauty, beast, and belladonna by Chance, Maia, author.

Beauty, beast, and belladonna

Feb 13, 2016
Backhand smash by Gregson, J. M., author.

Backhand smash

"Detective Sergeant Clyde Northcott--DCI Peach's tall, black, powerful prote´ge´--has no interest in joining the snooty Birch Lane Tennis Club. So it is unfortunate for him when committee member Olive Crawshaw decides he would be the perfect talisman for the club's new, and controversial, policy to recruit members from a wider ethnic and social background. Clyde soon finds himself thrust into an exclusive community where his rusty tennis skills are the least of his concerns: for 'exclusive' does

Feb 13, 2016
Archie in the crosshairs - a Nero Wolfe mystery by Goldsborough, Robert.

Archie in the crosshairs - a Nero Wolfe mystery

"Archie Goodwin is chipper as he strolls home from his weekly poker game, money in his pocket and a smile on his lips. He has just reached Nero Wolfe's stately brownstone on West Thirty-Fifth Street when a sedan whips around the corner and two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Goodwin. It is a warning, and the message is clear: The next bullet will not miss. Rotund investigator Nero Wolfe has made more than his fair share of enemies over the years, and it seems one of them has decided to strike,

Feb 13, 2016
Arab Jazz by Misk,̌ Karim/ Gordon, Sam (TRN)

Arab Jazz

Feb 13, 2016
And Then There Were Nuns by Logan, Kylie

And Then There Were Nuns

Feb 13, 2016
An image of death by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.

An image of death

While producing a video about foster children, financed by a prominent Chicago real-estate developer, Ellie Foreman receives a mysterious package in which she finds a surveillance video documenting the murder of a young woman, and embarks on an investigation into a crime that leads to a sinister conspiracy of money laundering, diamond smuggling, and murder.

Feb 13, 2016
An eye for murder by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.

An eye for murder

"August, 1944, Prague is where the story begins with a seemingly casual exchange. Decades later, in contemporary Chicago, the consequences emerge through the medium of television."--

Feb 13, 2016
Alchemist's daughter by Lawrence, Mary, 1959- author.

Alchemist's daughter

"In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII's turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder. Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London's squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca's prescription seems to kill her on the spot. Recovering from her shock, Bianca suspects Jolyn may have been poisoned befor

Feb 13, 2016
A turn for the bad by Connolly, Sheila, author.

A turn for the bad

"After calling Ireland home for six months, Boston expat Maura Donovan still has a lot to learn about Irish ways -- and Sullivan's Pub is her classroom. Maura didn't only inherit a business, she inherited a tight-knit community. And when a tragedy strikes, it's the talk of the pub. A local farmer, out for a stroll on the beach with his young son, has mysteriously disappeared. Did he drown? Kill himself? The child can say only that he saw a boat. Everyone from the local gardai to the Coast Guard

Feb 13, 2016
A thousand falling crows by Sweazy, Larry D., author.

A thousand falling crows

"Sonny Burton was forced to retire from the Texas Rangers after taking a bullet from Bonnie Parker in a shoot-out. The bullet so damaged Sonny's right arm that he had to have it amputated. While Sonny struggles with recuperating and tries to get used to the idea of living a life with only one arm, Aldo Hernandez, the hospital's janitor, asks Sonny to help find his daughter and bring her back home. She has got herself mixed up with a couple of brothers involved in a string of robberies. Sonny agr

Feb 13, 2016
A talent for murder by LaRue, Teresa A.

A talent for murder

"When her aunt comes under suspicion in a murder case, a devoted niece turns sleuth."--

Feb 13, 2016
A song for the brokenhearted by Shaw, William, 1959- author.

A song for the brokenhearted

The earthshaking year of 1968 comes to a sweeping and dangerous close as Detectives Breen and Tozer battle the most powerful members of London society in their probe into a case going back years--the murder of Tozer's younger sister.

Feb 13, 2016
A prisoner in Malta by DePoy, Phillip, author.

A prisoner in Malta

"In 1583, the nineteen-year-old Christopher Marlowe--with a reputation as a brawler, a womanizer, a genius, and a social upstart at Cambridge University--is visited by a man representing Marlowe's benefactors. There are rumors of a growing plot against her majesty Queen Elizabeth I, and the Queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, has charged young Marlowe with tracking down the truth. The path to that truth seems to run through an enigmatic prisoner held in complete seclusion in a heavily gua

Feb 13, 2016
A picture of guilt by Hellmann, Libby Fischer.

A picture of guilt

"The big news story in Chicago is the murder trial of Johnny Santoro, a dock worker whose girlfriend has been killed. Most Chicagoans are betting on a quick guilty verdict, but Ellie Foreman has doubts about his complicity—Santoro is strangely familiar to her. Checking back to the outtakes of a video project in progress while the murder took place, Ellie finds evidence that could save Santoro from a lifetime behind bars. It seems the perfect alibi, but the tape is compromised by radio interferen

Feb 13, 2016
A murderous mind - a Naomi Blake novel by Adams, Jane, 1960- author.

A murderous mind - a Naomi Blake novel

The murder of a student re-opens a series of cold cases in this intriguing mystery. A young student is found brutally murdered in her room, killed while her flatmates slept nearby. The police soon recognize that this is frighteningly similar to a crime committed fifteen years before. A crime investigated by the now discredited Detective Inspector Joe Jackson, but never solved. Other deaths, linked to the same modus operandi and stretching back more than twenty years, have also remained unsolved.

Feb 13, 2016
A glancing light - a Chris Norgren mystery by Elkins, Aaron J., author

A glancing light - a Chris Norgren mystery

Chris Norgren, Seattle museum curator, investigates a two-year-old international art theft in Italy.

Feb 13, 2016
A fool and his Monet - a Serena Jones mystery by Orchard, Sandra, author.

A fool and his Monet - a Serena Jones mystery

Feb 13, 2016
A familiar tail by James, Delia, author.

A familiar tail

Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky grey cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spell book full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth

Feb 13, 2016