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Black cat crossing by Finch, Kay.

Black cat crossing

Moving to Lavender, Texas, to write her first novel and help her Aunt Rowe manage her vacation-rental business, aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate finds herself faced with a real-life mystery when her aunt's awful cousin is found dead with a local black cat, believed to be a jinx, by her side.

Sep 1, 2015
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady by Albert, Susan Wittig, author.

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady

"The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock--a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning--has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a v

Sep 1, 2015
A curious beginning - a Veronica Speedwell mystery by Raybourn, Deanna, author.

A curious beginning - a Veronica Speedwell mystery

"London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry--and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a sharpened hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England now gone, she i

Sep 1, 2015
Booked for trouble by Gates, Eva, 1951- author.

Booked for trouble

Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach, passing her evenings with the local book club, bonding with the library cat, Charles, and enjoying the attention of not one, but TWO eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston -- and reunite her with her ex-fiance. To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her fo

Sep 1, 2015
Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery by Evans, Mary Anna, author.

Isolation - a Faye Longchamp mystery

"Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse. In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family--Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn't gott

Sep 1, 2015
A Shadowed Evil by Clare, Alys, author.

A Shadowed Evil

February, 1212. Sir Josse d'Acquin and Helewise are summoned to Southfire Hall, where Josse's elderly uncle, Hugh, lies dying, surrounded by his family. But the pair soon discover that Hugh's ill health is not the only cause of distress in the house; Hugh's son and heir, Herbert, has taken an unpleasant new wife, the widowed Lady Cyrille. Josse and Helewise are distracted by the discovery of an injured young man on the road outside on the evening of their arrival, but the longer they remain in t

Sep 1, 2015
Parchment and Old Lace by Childs, Laura/ Moran, Terrie Farley

Parchment and Old Lace

Sep 1, 2015
The musubi murder by Bow, Frankie.

The musubi murder

"Newly single and far from home, Professor Molly Barda wants to focus on her job and stay out of trouble until she gets tenure at remote Mahina State University. But her life is upended when fast-food entrepreneur Jimmy Tanaka, founder of Merrie Musubis, pledges a huge donation to Molly's college, and then disappears. Molly's bottom-line-obsessed dean tasks her with locating the missing musubi mogul, a quest that lands her in a stew of old grudges, whispered scandals, and murder. Along the way,

Sep 1, 2015
Murder in the paperback parlor by Adams, Ellery, author.

Murder in the paperback parlor

"With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed. Rosamund had as many enemies as she did admirers, including envious fellow novelists, a jealous former lover, and dozens of angry fans. It's up to Jane, with the help

Sep 1, 2015
Murder comes calling by Challinor, C. S. (Caroline S.)

Murder comes calling

When four murders take place in a secluded English community, Scottish barrister Rex Graves is called on by an old friend to lend his investigatory expertise. The authorities suspect a shady house agent, but letters written in blood on the bodies tip Rex off to a different kind of killer.

Sep 1, 2015
Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery by Weston, Julie W., 1943-

Moonshadows - a Nellie Burns and Moonshine mystery

"A photographer's aspirations take her West in the 1920s, right into a mysterious murder case."--

Sep 1, 2015
A Little More Free by McFetridge, John

A Little More Free

Sep 1, 2015
Cinderella six feet under by Chance, Maia.

Cinderella six feet under

Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax's plan to reunite her friend Prue with her estranged and allegedly wealthy mother, Henrietta, is met with a grim surprise. Not only is the marquise's Paris mansion a mouse-infested ruin, but Henrietta has inexplicably vanished, leaving behind an evasive husband, two sinister stepsisters, and a bullet-riddled corpse in the pumpkin patch decked out in a ball gown and one glass slipper a corpse that also happens to be a dead ringer for Prue. Strangely, no one at 15

Sep 1, 2015
Ghost to the Rescue by Hart, Carolyn

Ghost to the Rescue

Sep 1, 2015
The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel by Fletcher, Jessica.

The ghost and Mrs. Fletcher - a Murder, She Wrote Mystery - a novel

"In the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series--make room for Jessica Fletcher as she cleans house to catch a killer who hasn't got a ghost of a chance. Jessica's friend, Eve Simpson is the town's premiere real estate agent and has recently takenon the task of selling one of Cabot Cove's oldest properties--the Spencer Percy House, built in 1805 by a sea captain for his young wife. Its current occupant, Joe Cooper, a crusty former carpenter, is convinced he's about to die and wants the ho

Sep 1, 2015
The haunted season - a Max Tudor novel by Malliet, G. M., 1951-

The haunted season - a Max Tudor novel

Sep 1, 2015
The Grave Soul by Hart, Ellen

The Grave Soul

Sep 1, 2015
The guise of another by Eskens, Allen, 1963-

The guise of another

Sep 1, 2015
Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-

Idyll threats - a Thomas Lynch novel

Sep 1, 2015
Front runner - a Dick Francis novel by Francis, Felix.

Front runner - a Dick Francis novel

"Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Damage. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious

Sep 1, 2015