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A body in the backyard - a Myrtle Clover mystery by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

A body in the backyard - a Myrtle Clover mystery

It's just an ordinary day for octogenarian sleuth Myrtle Clover - until her yardman discovers a dead body planted in her backyard. This death isn't cut and dried - the victim was bashed in the head with one of Myrtle's garden gnomes. Myrtle's friend Miles recognizes the body and identifies him as Charles Clayborne - reluctantly admitting he's a cousin. Charles wasn't the sort of relative you bragged about - he was a garden variety sleaze, which is very likely why he ended up murdered. As Myrtle

Aug 22, 2014
A cut-like wound by Nair, Anita, author.

A cut-like wound

It's the first day of Ramadan in heat-soaked Bangalore. A young man begins to dress: makeup, a sari, and expensive pearl earrings. Before the mirror he is transformed into Bhuvana. She is a hijra , a transgender seeking love in the bazaars of the city. What Bhuvana wants, she nearly gets: a passing man is attracted to this elusive young woman -- but someone points out that Bhuvana is no woman. For that, the interloper's throat is cut. A case for Inspector Borei Gowda, going to seed, and at odds

Aug 22, 2014
A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

A demon summer / A Max Tudor Mystery

"In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one--particularly his wife--finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe

Aug 22, 2014
A distance to death by Menino, H. M.

A distance to death

"Whip-smart, headstrong sleuth Tink Elledge is back on a horse, and back in competition--and this time, she must solve a murder while navigating the steep twists and turns of the legendary Tevis endurance trail ride. In the mountain wilderness of Sierra Nevada, she and her friend Isabel will race across one hundred miles of spectacular gorges and cross heart-stopping fords. Meanwhile, Tink's husband, Charlie, and step-son, Stephen, are nearby working on a new partnership with the reclusive but b

Aug 22, 2014
A dyeing shame - death at the beauty box by Spann Craig, Elizabeth.

A dyeing shame - death at the beauty box

When Tami Smith, boozing beautician at the Beauty Box is found dead with a pair of hair shears in her back, there are suspects and secrets aplenty in her small Southern town of Bradley, N.C. Octogenarian Myrtle Clover, bored by bingo and bridge, is intrigued by the crime-- and her neighbors' secrets. But discovering (and blabbing) secrets got Tami killed and Myrtle soon learns her new hobby isn't just dangerous, it's deadly.--Source other than Library of Congress.

Aug 22, 2014
A little night murder - a Blackbird sisters mystery by Martin, Nancy, 1953-

A little night murder - a Blackbird sisters mystery

"Nora Blackbird--pregnant at last!--is spending summer afternoons wallowing in the Bucks County pool of her best friend, Lexie Paine, who has just been released from prison. At night, Nora is covering Philadelphia's high-society events for the local newspaper. And this time she doesn't have to look far for a good story. Next door, a Broadway show is in rehearsal at the estate of Toodles Tuttle, the long-deceased but ever-legendary composer. Reigning over the estate is Toodles's diva widow, Boom

Aug 22, 2014
A Scream in Soho by Brandon, John G./ Edwards, Martin (INT)

A Scream in Soho

Aug 22, 2014
An event in autumn by Mankell, Henning, 1948-

An event in autumn

When Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers a shallow grave in the garden of his new house, he investigates the truth about the residence and its previous owner.

Aug 22, 2014
An unwilling accomplice by Todd, Charles.

An unwilling accomplice

"World War I Battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career is in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. Home on leave, Bess Crawford is asked to accompany a wounded soldier confined to a wheelchair to Buckingham Palace, where he's to be decorated by the King. The next morning when Bess goes to collect Wilkins, he has vanished. Both the Army and the nursing service hold Bess negligent f

Aug 22, 2014
Angel killer - a Jessica Blackwood novel by Mayne, Andrew, 1973-

Angel killer - a Jessica Blackwood novel

"FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her, until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test. A mysterious hacker, who identifies himself only as "Warlock," brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place. It hides the GPS coordinates of a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground, as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave. Born into a d

Aug 21, 2014
Assault with a deadly lie - a Nick Hoffman novel of suspense by Raphael, Lev, author.

Assault with a deadly lie - a Nick Hoffman novel of suspense

Aug 22, 2014
Atonement of blood - a mystery of ancient Ireland by Tremayne, Peter.

Atonement of blood - a mystery of ancient Ireland

"Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son Alchu that they'll be able to spend some time together after months of being on the road, investigating crimes. Fidelma and Eadulf are enjoying the feast when it is interrupted by the entrance of a religieux, who claims he has an important message for the King. He approaches the throne and shou

Aug 22, 2014
Beach bags and burglaries by Howell, Dorothy (Dorothy A.), author.

Beach bags and burglaries

Winning a vacation to a resort that caters to the whims of the rich and famous, Haley Randolph, while searching for the hottest beach bag, finds her dream holiday taking a murderous turn when she stumbles upon the body of a maid.

Aug 22, 2014
Beware, beware - a Juniper Song mystery by Cha, Steph.

Beware, beware - a Juniper Song mystery

"Working as an apprentice at a P.I. firm, Juniper Song finds herself nose deep in a Hollywood murder scandal where the lies may be more glamorous than most, but the truths they cover are just as ugly. When a young woman named Daphne Freamon calls looking for an eye on her boyfriend, her boss punts the client to Song. Daphne is an independently wealthy painter living in New York, and her boyfriend Jamie Landon is a freelance screenwriter in Los Angeles, ghostwriting a vanity project for aging mov

Aug 22, 2014
Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel by Keeley, D. A., 1970-

Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel

Aug 22, 2014
Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel by Keeley, D. A., 1970-

Bitter crossing - a Peyton Cote novel

Aug 17, 2014
Bitter Remedy - An Alec Blume Case by Fitzgerald, Conor

Bitter Remedy - An Alec Blume Case

Aug 22, 2014
Book fair and foul by Chase, Erika.

Book fair and foul

When book club member Lizzie Turner is accused of murdering Ashley Dixon, a book publicist she hates, her fellow members, including bookstore owner Molly Mathews, must rewrite Lizzie's fate by finding the real killer.

Aug 22, 2014
Bright Hopes - a St. Rose Quilting Bee mystery by Mahon, Annette, author.

Bright Hopes - a St. Rose Quilting Bee mystery

Aug 22, 2014
By My Hand - The Christmas Of Commissario Ricciardi by De Giovanni, Maurizio, 1958- author.

By My Hand - The Christmas Of Commissario Ricciardi

As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina Beach the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman has had her throat cut while the man has been stabbed over sixty times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work. A statuette of San Giuseppe, patron saint of workers, lies in piec

Aug 22, 2014