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Death sits down to dinner - a mystery by Arlen, Tessa, author.

Death sits down to dinner - a mystery

"Filled with deceptions both real and imagined, Death Sits Down to Dinner is a delightful Edwardian mystery set in London. Lady Montfort is thrilled to receive an invitation to a dinner party hosted by her close friend Hermione Kingsley, the patroness of England's largest charity. Hermione has pulled together a select gathering to celebrate Winston Churchill's 39th birthday. Some of the oldest families in the country have gathered to toast the dangerously ambitious and utterly charming First Lor

Apr 29, 2016
Death on a starry night by Draine, Betsy, 1945-, author.

Death on a starry night

Apr 29, 2016
Murder leaves its mark - a Hawaiʻi mystery by Kneubuhl, Victoria N. (Victoria Nalani), author

Murder leaves its mark - a Hawaiʻi mystery

"When a weekend of horseback rides and beachcombing at the old Heleiwa Hotel turns deadly, Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia are on the case. The unlikely pair--she a journalist, he a playwright--find themselves once again on the trail of a killer in 1930s Honolulu, where sugar barons cavort at their beachfront mansions while unrest among the working class grows. Their investigation places them in the midst of hotheaded union organizers and the cre`me de la cre`me of Honolulu society as well as the

Apr 29, 2016
Death of a bacon heiress by Hollis, Lee, author.

Death of a bacon heiress

"For food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, becoming a local culinary celebrity opens lots of doors. Unfortunately, one leads straight to cold-blooded murder... Includes seven delectable recipes"--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 29, 2016
Journey to Munich - a novel by Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.

Journey to Munich - a novel

It's early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square--a place of many memories--she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie--who bears a striking resembla

Apr 29, 2016
Killer reunion by McKevett, G. A., author.

Killer reunion

Triumphantly attending her twenty-fifth high school reunion with her handsome husband, Savannah confronts her nasty former nemesis and is forced to clear her name when the woman is found murdered amid rumors about another suspicious death.

Apr 29, 2016
The black rose of Florence by Giuttari, Michele, 1950- author.

The black rose of Florence

A beautiful young woman, a member of the Florentine jet set, is found dead - choked to death - in her apartment. She has been left naked on her bed, a black rose on her body. Chief Superindendent Michele Ferrara, just back from Rome, is all too familiar with the dark side of Florence. But he is up against a mysterious, powerful enemy who would do anything to hide his identity, and manages to controls events at every turn. As more violent deaths occur, Ferrara has to face the most insidious inves

Apr 29, 2016
Blood of the oak - a novel by Pattison, Eliot, author.

Blood of the oak - a novel

"The fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series advances the protagonist Duncan McCallum to 1765 and into the throes of the Stamp Tax dissent, which marked the beginning of organized resistance to English rule. Duncan follows ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and a series of murders and kidnappings in the network of secret runners supporting the nascent committees of correspondence-which are engaged in the first organized political dissent ac

Apr 29, 2016
Butcher bird by Sykes, S. D., author.

Butcher bird

Oswald de Lacey is growing up fast in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. The Black Death changed many things, and just as it took away his father and elder brothers, leaving Oswald to be recalled from the monastery where he expected to spend his life, so it has taken many of his villagers and servants. However, there is still the same amount of work to be done in the farms and fields, and the few people left to do it think they should be paid more - something the King himself has forb

Apr 29, 2016
Brighton belle by Sheridan, Sara, 1968- author

Brighton belle

In post-World War II England, former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan takes a job at a debt collection agency, but when she discovers that a pregnant Hungarian refugee who had taken out a routine loan has been reported dead, she decides to investigate.

Apr 29, 2016
Calamity in Kent by Rowland, John, 1907-1984, author.

Calamity in Kent

"In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning, a dead body is locked inside--a man who has been stabbed in the back. Jimmy London, a newspaper reporter, is first on the scene. He is quick on the trail for clues--and agrees to pool his knowledge with Inspector Shelley of Scotland Yard, who is holidaying in the area. Mistrustful of the plodding local policeman, Ins

Apr 29, 2016
The Cracked Spine by Shelton, Paige, author.

The Cracked Spine

"In need of a good adventure, Delaney Nichols takes the leap and moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. She doesn't know much about what she's gotten herself into, other than that the work sounds exciting, and that her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime. Edwin has promised that she'll be working with "a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes," and Delaney can't wait to get started."--

Apr 29, 2016
Come dark - a Posadas County mystery by Havill, Steven, author

Come dark - a Posadas County mystery

The Posadas High School girls' volleyball team is on a hot winning streak, exciting everyone. But then the coach, Clint Scott, is found gunned down in the girls' shower room, the victim of four bullets, one fired nearly point blank into his heart. Dead for hours, he was killed soon after the end of last night's game. And, last night, a homegrown Banksy tagged several sites in town before he apparently began work on a section of wall outside the girls' locker room at the high school--a project th

Apr 29, 2016
Delivering the truth by Maxwell, Edith, author.

Delivering the truth

Apr 29, 2016
Murder casts a shadow - a Hawai'i mystery by Kneubuhl, Victoria N. (Victoria Nalani), author

Murder casts a shadow - a Hawai'i mystery

"New Year's Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum's portrait of King Kala¯kaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer."--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 29, 2016
Quiet neighbors - a novel by McPherson, Catriona, 1965- author.

Quiet neighbors - a novel

It|s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell|s chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to.

Apr 29, 2016
Reining in murder by Hearon, Leigh. author

Reining in murder

"When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive&unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert--the thoroughbred's neurotic and controlling owner--only to find she's been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths in three days is unheard of in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She's c

Apr 29, 2016
Reckoning and ruin by Whittle, Tina, author.

Reckoning and ruin

Tai Randolph has started her life over in Atlanta and is celebrating some milestones: a year running the Confederate-themed gun shop she inherited with its busy schedule of reenactments, a year with her sexy, ex-SWAT-team lover Trey, now working a corporate security gig, and a year of confronting a checkered list of ruffians and outright villains, mostly now put behind bars. One of those convicted criminals is her cousin Jasper, whose disreputable family was a big part of Tai's childhood in Sava

Apr 29, 2016
Tumbled graves by Chapman, Brenda, 1955- author.

Tumbled graves

When Adele Delaney and her daughter, Violet, go missing, Jacques Rouleau is called upon to investigate. However, struggling with the impending death of his ill ex-wife, he sends Kala Stonechild and Paul Gundersund instead. On the second day of the investigation, Adele|s body turns up, dumped on the shoulder of the highway with no sign of her daughter. As Stonechild and Gundersund juggle personal troubles and a complicated, dangerous case, they find themselves piecing together a chain of disaste

Apr 29, 2016
Panther's prey by Smith, Lachlan, author.

Panther's prey

Taking a job as a public defender in San Francisco, Leo Maxwell successfully defends a homeless man, only to be wrongly implicated in the brutal murder of his co-counsel, a crime that their former client confesses to committing.

May 1, 2016