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Zigzag - a Nameless Detective collection by Pronzini, Bill, author.

Zigzag - a Nameless Detective collection

Two novellas and two short stories featuring Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Bill Pronzini's iconic Nameless Detective! Zigzag is an original novella, in which a safe and simple accident investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme. Grapplin, which first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, deals with the kind of missing person case that can end in only one of two ways, closure or heartbreak. In the second short, Nightscape, readers discover how, indeed, one thi

May 23, 2016
Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery by Dalton, Annie, author.

Written in red - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery

Shortly before Christmas, Professor James Lowell is found brutally attacked in his rooms at Walsingham College, where Anna Hopkins works as an administrator. Baffled as to why anyone would wish to harm such a gentle, scholarly man, Anna discovers that Lowell had a connection with her fellow dogwalker, Isadora Salzman, who knew him as an undergraduate in the 1960s, a co-member of the so-called Oxford Six. It turns out that Isadora has been keeping a surprising secret all these years. But someone

May 23, 2016
Wound up in murder by Hechtman, Betty, 1947- author.

Wound up in murder

"With two yarn retreats in the bag, Casey is looking forward to running her third one at Cadbury by the Sea's Vista Del Mar hotel on the Monterey Peninsula. This time, each knitter will get a Mystery Bag of knitting materials to turn into a personal project. But Casey gets tangled up in another retreat at the same hotel, when the organizer and his wife have a very public spat. As Casey is delivering her baked goods later that night, she finds the woman dead in the bushes with a magician's silk s

May 20, 2016
Wire in the Blood by McDermid, Val

Wire in the Blood

May 23, 2016
Willnot - a novel by Sallis, James, 1944-

Willnot - a novel

The doctor of a small town, Lamar Hale, investigates after the remains of several people are found in the surrounding woods and his partner is critically wounded by a bullet meant for a man being followed by the FBI.

May 22, 2016
Warlock Holmes - a study in brimstone by Denning, G. S.

Warlock Holmes - a study in brimstone

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes. Warlock Holmes, however, is not. He may be a font of arcane power, but frankly he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only things he's got going for him are the might of a thousand demons, the spirit of Moriarty trapped in his head, and his stalwart companion Dr. John Watson, who is always there to guide him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety... a

May 23, 2016
Walleye Junction by Salvalaggio, Karin, author.

Walleye Junction

"When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut, if high-profile, murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar. Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but John's closest friends and his twin sister, Jessie, have been keeping secrets. With a series of wildfires pushing the area'

May 23, 2016
Vanilla beaned by McKinlay, Jenn, author.

Vanilla beaned

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura look to Las Vegas for their first franchise of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery, but things blow up when they meet former showgirl Holly Hartzmark.

May 20, 2016
To catch a treat by Johnston, Linda O., author.

To catch a treat

Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal--mostly because she wants to meet and critique his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judging her, Carrie feels only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped. Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog park where Go was stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts Ada,

May 23, 2016
The woman in cabin 10 by Ware, Ruth, author.

The woman in cabin 10

"From New York Times bestselling author of the "twisty-mystery" (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware--this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and

May 23, 2016
The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery by Griffiths, Elly, author.

The woman in blue - a Ruth Galloway mystery

"In the next Ruth Galloway mystery, a vision of the Virgin Mary foreshadows a string of cold-blooded murders, revealing a dark current of religious fanaticism in an old medieval town. Known as England's Nazareth, the medieval town of Little Walsingham is famous for religious apparitions. So when Ruth Galloway's druid friend Cathbad sees a woman in a white dress and a dark blue cloak standing alone in the local cemetery one night, he takes her as a vision of the Virgin Mary. But then a woman wrap

May 23, 2016
The vinyl detective - written in dead wax by Cartmel, Andrew, author.

The vinyl detective - written in dead wax

He is a record collector -- a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the “Vinyl Detective” and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording -- on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he|s just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero|s full attention. So begins a painful an

May 23, 2016
The strings of murder by De Muriel, Oscar, author.

The strings of murder

May 23, 2016
The singer from Memphis by Corby, Gary.

The singer from Memphis

"A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus! Nicolaos, the only private investigator in ancient Athens, discovers that helping an author with his book research can be very dangerous. The would-be author Herodotus has hired Nico and his priestess wife, Diotima, to accompany him to Egypt to research that ancient country's history. Unfortunately, Egypt happens to be in the throes of a rebellion against the P

May 23, 2016
The silent dead by Honda, Tetsuya, 1969- author.

The silent dead

"When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally--his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the "what" or the "why" of this crime. At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police's Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or fami

May 23, 2016
The Secret of High Eldersham by Burton, Miles

The Secret of High Eldersham

May 22, 2016
The night wanderer by Clare, Alys, author.

The night wanderer

Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is skeptical of the sheriff’s verdict that this was the result of a wild animal attack. But when a second body is discovered, similarly mutilated, rumors engulf the town that the legendary demon known as the Night Wanderer has returned to wreak havoc.

May 23, 2016
The mystery of a hansom cab by Hume, Fergus, 1859-1932.

The mystery of a hansom cab

Fergus Hume's sensational novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is Australia's original blockbuster and international best-selling crime novel. First published in 1886, it was an overnight sensation, selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world and being translated into eleven languages. Over a century later, Hansom Cab has lost none of its page-turning power. Set in the charming and deadly streets of Melbourne, this vivid and brilliantly plotted murder thriller tells the story of a crim

May 23, 2016
The Lake District murder by Bude, John, 1901-1957, author.

The Lake District murder

The Lake District Murder opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. Was this a bizarre suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man apparently making plans to flee the country? And what does all this have to do with the newly discovered shady business dealings of the garage?

May 23, 2016
The Innocents by Atkins, Ace

The Innocents

May 23, 2016