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Fatal catch by Rowson, Pauline, author.

Fatal catch

"DI Andy Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand. Is it that of missing violent criminal, Alfie Wright--or is he the killer? And where is the rest of the corpse? Soon Horton finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem. Assailed by doubts both in his personal and professional life, Horton desperately tries to keep his emotional feelings under control and his focus on his work. His instincts tell hi

Feb 4, 2016
The death of a Mafia don by Giuttari, Michele, 1950-

The death of a Mafia don

Feb 4, 2016
Dead on course by Wilson, Glenis.

Dead on course

Champion jump jockey Harry Radcliffe, back in the saddle and race riding again after a severe fall, reckons his life is now on course. But while racing at Market Rasen, he's handed a note sent from Jake Smith, about to be released from prison after serving a sentence for GBH. Jo-Jo, Jake's sister, has died -- and Jake is convinced she was murdered. Because Harry discovered who killed his brother at Leicester race-course, Jake wants him to uncover the truth about what happened to Jo-Jo. He's

Feb 4, 2016
Chessman - a Jack Haldean mystery by Gordon-Smith, Dolores.

Chessman - a Jack Haldean mystery

When a mutilated corpse is discovered in the sleepy village of Croxton Ferriers, Jack Haldean finds an odd clue at the scene of the crime : a black marble chess knight with crystal eyes. Is murder just a game? It could be -- to a killer who calls himself The Chessman.

Feb 4, 2016
Buried in beignets by Ripley, J. R., 1955- author.

Buried in beignets

Recently divorced, Maggie Miller has flown from Phoenix and her ex-husband and his new wife and moved to Table Rock to be closer to her own family. She's also planning on opening her own beignet and coffee business, Maggie's Beignet Cafe´. But that dead guy in her storeroom might just put a kink in her plans. Unless she can figure out who killed him, and why, she might never open for business.

Feb 4, 2016
Blood will tell by Dams, Jeanne M., author.

Blood will tell

American Anglophile Dorothy Martin tackles a tricky puzzle in the historic university town of Cambridge. Dorothy Martin isn't overly enthusiastic when her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, invites her to accompany him to a conference in Cambridge, picturing cramped student accommodation. But St. Stephen's turns out to be recently renovated, and, bolstered by en suite facilities, Dorothy is looking forward to exploring the historic and beautiful city. It is not long, though, before

Feb 4, 2016
Ashes to ashes - the eighth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon by Starr, Melvin R., author.

Ashes to ashes - the eighth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon

Master Hugh, Kate and their children attend the Midsummer's Eve fire. Early next morning, Hugh hears the passing bell ring from the Church of St. Beornwald, and moments later is summoned. Tenants collecting the ashes to spread upon their fields have found burned bones. Master Hugh learns of several men of Bampton and nearby villages who have gone missing recently. Most are soon found, some alive, some dead. Master Hugh eventually learns that the bones are those of a bailiff from a nearby manor.

Feb 4, 2016
Angels burning by O'Dell, Tawni, author.

Angels burning

"On the surface, Chief Dove Carnahan is a true trailblazer who would do anything to protect the rural Pennsylvanian countryside where she has lived all fifty of her years. Traditional and proud of her blue-collar sensibilities, Dove is loved by her community. But beneath her badge lies a dark and self-destructive streak, fed by a secret she has kept since she was sixteen. When a girl is beaten to death, her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Dove is faced with solving t

Feb 4, 2016
Trade secrets by Wishart, David, 1952- author.

Trade secrets

May, AD 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the citizens of Rome look forward to an era of peace and stability. Not so Marcus Corvinus however, who finds himself embroiled in not one but two investigations. A friend of his wife has asked him to look into the murder of her brother, found stabbed to death at the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and notorious womaniser, no one seems to have a good word to say about Gaius Tullius, not even his less-than-grieving widow. But

Feb 4, 2016
Thicker than water by Spencer, Sally, author.

Thicker than water

DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates a case that could be the making - or, more likely, breaking - of her career DCI Monika Paniatowski has only been back from maternity leave for three days when she is called in to investigate a nightmare of a case. Not only is the murder victim a mother of three small children, but her husband is a wealthy politician. Monika knows that if she can't make a quick arrest her career is on the line. It's lucky, then, that within minutes of meeting Councillor Danbury

Feb 4, 2016
Murder in the merchant's hall - a Mistress Jaffrey mystery by Emerson, Kathy Lynn, author.

Murder in the merchant's hall - a Mistress Jaffrey mystery

When Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey is summoned to her childhood home for "a matter of life and death," she expects to find her foster mother, Lady Susanna Appleton, at death's door. What she finds instead is far more dangerous--a childhood friend, accused of a murder she did not commit, with nowhere else to turn. Godlina Walkenden stands accused of murdering her brother-in-law in order to avoid an arranged marriage to a loathsome Italian silk merchant and turns to Rosamond to prove her innocence and

Feb 4, 2016
To helvetica and back by Shelton, Paige, author.

To helvetica and back

"Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they're repairing for a customer, Clare fears "she" may need to be rescued. A call to

Feb 3, 2016
Sweet pepper hero by Cook, J. J, author.

Sweet pepper hero

"Called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, fire chief Stella Griffin, while preparing to judge the annual recipe contest, turns to the town's elders for answers and discovers a revived whiskey war that could cause her town to go down in flames. Includes recipes."--

Feb 3, 2016
A second chance at murder by Orgain, Diana, author.

A second chance at murder

After Love or Money made them reality TV stars, former cop Georgia Thornton and her new boyfriend Scott were supposed to live happily ever after. Unfortunately as their fifteen minutes of fame came to an end, actual reality kicked in and their prize money quickly evaporated. So Georgia and Scott agree to appear in a new program, pitting them against other teams in an athletic journey across the countryside of Spain for a chance to win $250,000. But the fierce competition turns frightening when S

Feb 3, 2016
One foot in the grove by Lane, Kelly. author

One foot in the grove

"After a personal scandal, Eva returns to her family's olive farm to regroup, but when a dead body is unearthed in the farm's olive grove, she becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation being conducted by a man she jilted at the altar."--

Feb 3, 2016
Kingdom come by Jensen, Jane.

Kingdom come

"Amish country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has always been a place of quiet beauty--until a shocking murder shatters the peace, and leaves a troubled detective picking up the pieces... After her husband is murdered, Detective Elizabeth Harris turns in her NYPD badge and moves back home, hoping that a quiet life in remote Pennsylvania Dutch country will help her overcome the dark memories of her ten years in New York. But when a beautiful, scantily clad "English" girl is found dead in the

Feb 3, 2016
A wee dose of death by Stewart, Fran, 1947- author.

A wee dose of death

"While business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin, Vermont, proprietor Peggy Winn doesn't have time to toast her good fortune thanks to her hot-tempered, fourteenth-century Scottish companion. Being thrust into the modern world hasn't been easy for Dirk, but Peggy is at her wit's end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line. But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy's friend Karaline's college professor in a deserted mountain cabin, everyone is thrown for a loop... Now Peggy a

Feb 3, 2016
Copy cap murder by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

Copy cap murder

"For Scarlett Parker, part of the fun of living in London is celebrating the British holidays, and she's excited to share her first Bonfire Night with her cousin Vivian Tremont. Invited to a posh party by their friend Harrison Wentworth, Scarlett and Viv decide to promote their hat shop, Mim's Whims, by donning a few of their more outrageous creations... It's a cold clear night, perfect for the British tradition of tossing a straw stuffed effigy of Guy Fawkes, traitor to the crown, onto the bonf

Feb 3, 2016
Daisies for innocence by Cattrell, Bailey, author, alternate identity.

Daisies for innocence

"Ellie's life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made-perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences--some from her very own garden--seem almost...supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions, bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea and enjoy homemade cookies. But she smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assis

Feb 3, 2016
Death of a bad apple by Pike, Penny, author.

Death of a bad apple

Anxious to take a break from bustling San Francisco, Darcy and her Aunt Abby pack up the food truck and head for the apple festival at Apple Valley, California. Aunt Abby is sure her almond apple tarts will be a hit and Darcy wants to collect more recipes for her food truck cookbook. They soon discover that murder is in attendance when the body of a fellow festival-goer is found, and they must try to stop a killer who is rotten to the core.

Feb 3, 2016