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The trickster's lullaby by Fradkin, Barbara Fraser, 1947- author. The trickster's lullaby

Amanda Doucette's cross-Canada charity tour is in for a cold snap when she organizes a winter camping trip for inner-city young people in the stunning setting of the Laurentian Mountains. With a view to bridging cultural divides, she brings along a mixture of Canadian-born and immigrant youth. Trouble begins when two of the teenagers disappear into the wilderness during the night: Luc, a French/English-Canadian with a history of drug use, and Yasmina, an adventurous young woman from Iraq who dre

Oct 11, 2017
Seven suspects - a novel by James, Renee, author. Seven suspects - a novel

Bobbi Logan is a successful businesswoman and a celebrated hairdresser. She is a witty, articulate woman who has survived rape, gender transition, a murder investigation, and countless acts of bullying and bigotry to get where she is―and she's made enemies along the way. Now one of them is stalking her. With each passing day, the threats become more brazen, more violent, and more personal. No one knows who here stalker is or why he's after her, but he's getting closer every day. -- amazon

Oct 11, 2017
In a dark season by Lane, Vicki. In a dark season

When Elizabeth Goodweather prevents the otherwise sane town matron from committing suicide at a house locally known as haunted, she uncovers a mystery surrounding the house's scandalous past.

Oct 11, 2017
Gaudy Night - a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery with Harriet Vane by Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957, author. Gaudy Night - a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery with Harriet Vane

Harriet Vane's Oxford reunion is shadowed by a rash of bizarre pranks and malicious mischief that include beautifully worded death threats, burnt effigies and vicious poison-pen letters, and Harriet finds herself and Lord Peter Wimsey challenged by an elusive set of clues.

Oct 11, 2017
Yuletide homicide by Hesse, Jennifer David, author Yuletide homicide

It’s Christmas in Edindale, Illinois, and family law attorney Keli Milanni is preparing to celebrate the Wiccan holiday Yuletide, a celebration of rebirth. But this Yuletide someone else is focused on dying . . .After years of practicing in secret, Keli has come out as a Wiccan to her boyfriend, and she feels like this Yuletide she’s the one who’s being reborn. But the Solstice is the longest night of the year, and Keli is about to stumble on a mystery so dangerous, she’ll be lucky to make it to

Oct 13, 2017
Whispers of warning by Estevao, Jessica, author. Whispers of warning

"Free from the clutches of her con artist father, Ruby Proulx is starting to settle in at the Belden, her aunt Honoria's seaside hotel. She loves finally being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps Honoria keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel's metaphysically inclined guests. When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist, Sophronia Foster Eldridge checks into the hotel for a monthlong stay, Ruby finds her sense

Oct 13, 2017
Turkey trot murder by Meier, Leslie, author. Turkey trot murder

Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful oneuntil she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond. No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction.--Provided by Publisher.

Oct 13, 2017
Trace - a Joe Gunther novel by Mayor, Archer, author. Trace - a Joe Gunther novel

The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been pulled onto three cases at the same time; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother. Those cases are now in the hands of the individual investigators. Sammie Martens is assigned a murder case. The victim is a young woman, the roommate of the daughter of Medical Examiner Beverly Hillstrom. A recent transplant from Albany, New York, Sammie must find out what put a hit man on the trail of this seemingly inno

Oct 13, 2017
This side of murder by Huber, Anna Lee, author. This side of murder

Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets--along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined--and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she th

Oct 13, 2017
The spider's touch by Wynn, Patricia. The spider's touch

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Oct 13, 2017
Sleep like a baby by Harris, Charlaine, author. Sleep like a baby

Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to c

Oct 13, 2017
Ragged lake by Corbett, Ron. Ragged lake

Gruesome murders, a northern secret, and a buried past. While working one afternoon on the Northern Divide, a young tree-marker makes a grisly discovery: in a squatter’s cabin near an old mill town, a family has been murdered. An army vet coming off a successful turn leading a task force that took down infamous biker criminals, Detective Frank Yakabuski arrives in Ragged Lake, a nearly abandoned village, to solve the family’s murder. But no one is willing to talk. With a winter storm coming, Yak

Oct 13, 2017
Purring aroung the Christmas tree by Mugavero, Liz, author. Purring aroung the Christmas tree

In the New England town of Frog’s Ledge, the Holiday Light Festival is a Christmas tradition. Killing Santa is not. To bring joy back to the season, organic pet patisserie owner Kristan “Stan” Connor will have to find another Santa before it’s too late . . .To the townspeople’s delight, the annual lighting of the tree is a spectacular success. Unfortunately, Santa pulled up in his sleigh, DOA. At first Stan is sure it’s Seamus, her boyfriend’s uncle, inside the red suit. But the victim turns out

Oct 13, 2017
A place in the wind by Chazin, Suzanne, author. A place in the wind

Detective Jimmy Vega has his hands full when the disappearance of a teenage girl in upstate New York sets off a powder keg of accusations, bigotry and fear--with deadly results.

Oct 13, 2017
Persian always meows twice by Watkins, Eileen, author. Persian always meows twice

Cat lovers are thrilled to welcome an expert groomer to the picturesque town of Chadwick. But scratch below the surface, and unmasking a killer becomes a game of cat and mouse . . .Professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff—when the fur starts flying, Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie’s Comfy Cats, handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring touch and nerves of steel. While these qualities certainly help keep her business purring, they also come in handy when she makes a house call to h

Oct 13, 2017
Murder for nothing - an Ellie Quicke mystery by Heley, Veronica. Murder for nothing - an Ellie Quicke mystery

Ellie Quicke believes in helping people in trouble. But it would appear that her latest good deed has returned to bite her when she takes in a weeping girl who needs somewhere to stay. Selfish, thoughtless and irresponsible, Angelica is by no means the easiest of house guests, confident that someone else will always pick up the bill. But when a dead body is found in the garden the morning after a riotous party she's organized, Angelica plunges Ellie's household into a situation too hot for any o

Oct 13, 2017
Murder for Christmas by Duncan, Francis, 1918-1988, author. Murder for Christmas

"When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome--but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. When midnight strikes, the partygoers discover that presents aren't the only things nestled under the tree...there's a dead body too. A dead body that bears a striking resemblance to Father Christmas. With the snow falling and suspicions flying, it's up to Mor

Oct 13, 2017
A hunt in winter by Brady, Conor, author. A hunt in winter

Oct 13, 2017
A hive of homicides by Lester, Meera, author. A hive of homicides

"When Abigail Mackenzie left the police force to become a farmer and beekeeper in beautiful Las Flores, California, she thought her days of criminal investigation were behind her. Her present life is mostly filled with hard work and happy occasions, including the upcoming event with her friend Paola, a truffle maker, who's renewing her vows with her husband Jake, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery. Abby is delighted to provide her trademark lavender honey for the occasion. But after the c

Oct 13, 2017
Hidden scars by De Castrique, Mark, author. Hidden scars

When Asheville, NC, private eyes Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson are asked by an eighty-year-old client to investigate the suspicious death of her brother, they warn her there is little chance of success. Paul Weaver died nearly seventy years earlier. The only documentation she has is the sole surviving copy of a coroner's report stating his death was caused by an accidental fall while hiking. There's a red flag: local son Weaver knew every inch of the mountain trails. The returning World War

Oct 13, 2017
Fixing to die by James, Miranda Fixing to die

Oct 13, 2017
Death by eggnog by Erickson, Alex. Death by eggnog

Krissy Hancock is staying in her adopted hometown of Pine Hills, Ohio, for Christmas this year—and she even has a whole week off from her combination bookstore-café. But a killer is about to dampen her spirits . . .Unfortunately, Krissy’s been roped into filling in for a sick elf in the local holiday musical extravaganza. With a demanding director, backstage gossip, and two men in fierce competition for the starring role, it isn’t all sweetness and Christmas lights. Then a murder puts a stop to

Oct 13, 2017
The dead shall be raised ; The murder of a quack by Bellairs, George, 1902-1985, author. The dead shall be raised ; The murder of a quack

"Two classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn. In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, the body of a young textile worker was found in the same spot, and the prime suspect was never found--but the second body is now identified as his. Soon it becomes clear that the true murderer is still at large... Nathaniel Wall, the local quack doctor, is found hanging in his consulting room in the Norfo

Oct 13, 2017
Dead and ganache by London, Colette, author. Dead and ganache

On a trip to the culinary paradise of France’s Brittany region, Hayden Mundy Moore is all set to reunite with her chocolate-making mentor. The lovable old man is the head of a long-established business that’s about to merge with one of its cacao competitors—united by a marriage between the two rival families. That is, until he’s murdered during a nighttime festival in the picturesque locale . . .Was it a case of literal corporate backstabbing? Is there some connection to the Paris film crew that

Oct 13, 2017
A casualty of war - a Bess Crawford mystery by Todd, Charles, author. A casualty of war - a Bess Crawford mystery

Caring for an unstable soldier who believes his distant cousin is responsible for his injuries, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford investigates the patient's claims, only to find herself in unexpected danger.

Oct 13, 2017
Cast iron by May, Peter, 1951- author. Cast iron

"In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains--bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case--the toughest of the seven he has been challenged to solve. But when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he op

Oct 13, 2017
A Cajun Christmas killing - a Cajun country mystery by Byron, Ellen, author. A Cajun Christmas killing - a Cajun country mystery

"Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her l

Oct 13, 2017
The best American mystery stories by The best American mystery stories

“Some people might tell you that crime short stories, unlike the more precious kind, are a kind of fictional ghetto, full of cardboard characters and clichéd situations. Not true. These stories are remarkably free of bullshit—al­though there’s always a little, just to grease the wheels,” writes guest editor John Sandford in his introduction. From an isolated Wyoming ranch to the Detroit boxing underworld, and from kidnapping and adultery in the Hollywood Hills to a serial killer loose in a nursi

Oct 13, 2017
X marks the Scot by Dunnett, Kaitlyn, author. X marks the Scot

Oct 14, 2017
Wolves in the dark by Staalesen, Gunnar, 1947- author. Wolves in the dark

Oct 14, 2017
Thames River murders by Gardner, Ashley Thames River murders

Oct 14, 2017
Subverting Justice by Easton, Don Subverting Justice

Oct 14, 2017
Seeds of revenge by Tyson, Wendy Seeds of revenge

Oct 14, 2017
The reversal - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author. The reversal - a novel

Oct 14, 2017
Protected by the shadows by Tursten, Helene, 1954- author. Protected by the shadows

"With gang violence escaling in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? In this final installment of the internationally bestselling Irene Huss investigations, the gang warfare that has been brewing in Goteborg is about to explode. A member of a notorious biker gang has been set on fire--alive. Even in a culture where ritual killings are common, this brutal assault attracts the attention

Oct 14, 2017
The Plot Is Murder by Burns, V. M. The Plot Is Murder

Oct 14, 2017
The Overlook by Connelly, Michael The Overlook

Oct 14, 2017
Next of kin by Tucker, James. Next of kin

"A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork--and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims. Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan? When two more massacres decimate the Brooks' ranks, Buddy's hunt n

Oct 14, 2017
Murder on the Toy Town Express - a vintage toyshop mystery by Early, Barbara, 1950- author. Murder on the Toy Town Express - a vintage toyshop mystery

Liz McCall has come to love running her father's vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she's all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the cas

Oct 14, 2017
Murder in the manuscript room - a 42nd Street Library mystery by Lehane, Cornelius, author. Murder in the manuscript room - a 42nd Street Library mystery

Oct 14, 2017
Murder in the Lincoln White House by Gleason, Colleen, author. Murder in the Lincoln White House

Oct 14, 2017
Murder in Grosvenor Square by Gardner, Ashley Murder in Grosvenor Square

Oct 14, 2017
The man in the crooked hat by Dolan, Harry, author. The man in the crooked hat

Oct 14, 2017
Lost luggage by Thomas, Wendall, author. Lost luggage

"Cyd Redondo, a young, third-generation Brooklyn travel agent who specializes in senior citizens, has never ventured farther than New Jersey. Yet even Jersey proves risky when her Travel Agents' Convention fling, Roger Claymore, leaves her weak in the knees--and everywhere else--then sneaks out of her Atlantic City hotel room at three a.m. Back in Brooklyn, when she reads about smugglers stopped at JFK with skinks in their socks or monkeys down their pants, she never imagines she will join their

Oct 14, 2017
Killing pace - a mystery by Schofield, Douglas, author. Killing pace - a mystery

Oct 14, 2017
Hooked on ewe by Reed, Hannah, 1953- author. Hooked on ewe

"Aspiring romance novelist Eden Elliott discovers the landscape isn't the only thing that's dramatic when a local woman is done in..."--Page 4 of cover.

Oct 14, 2017
Homicide for the holidays by Honigford, Cheryl, author. Homicide for the holidays

A hidden key that opens a drawer locked for the past eight years, a mysterious envelope filled with cash, and a threatening note... none of this is what rising radio star Vivian Witchell expects to find in her late father's office. But when Vivian stumbles into trouble, she hardly knows how to steer herself back to safety. With the handsome and maddeningly practical private detective Charlie Haverman at her side, Vivian spends the holiday season uncovering the details of the last weeks of her fa

Oct 14, 2017
Echo Park by Connelly, Michael Echo Park

Oct 14, 2017
Dressed to kilt by Reed, Hannah, 1953- Dressed to kilt

Aspiring romance author Eden Elliott investigates a twisty murder that leaves her small Scottish village both shaken and stirred.

Oct 14, 2017
Ditched 4 Murder by Eaton, J. C. Ditched 4 Murder

Oct 14, 2017
Dial meow for murder by Blake, Bethany. Dial meow for murder

Even an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue. Accompanied by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome

Oct 14, 2017
Death comes to the school by Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author. Death comes to the school

Oct 14, 2017
Crisis shot by Cantore, Janice, author. Crisis shot

Tess O'Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press. Winning over the residents of Rogue's Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new r

Oct 14, 2017
The complete Sookie Stackhouse stories by Harris, Charlaine, author. The complete Sookie Stackhouse stories

"For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse--with a new introduction from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris. For the first time together in one volume,here is the complete short story collection starring Louisiana's favorite telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse--from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore while old friends can

Oct 14, 2017
The black echo by Connelly, Michael, 1956- The black echo

Oct 14, 2017
The Big Book of the Continental Op by Hammett, Dashiell/ Layman, Richard (EDT)/ Rivett, Julie M. (EDT) The Big Book of the Continental Op

Oct 14, 2017
Wolf's revenge by Smith, Lachlan, author. Wolf's revenge

Attorney-detective Leo Maxwell seeks an exit strategy from his family’s deepening entanglement with a ruthless prison-based gang. Caught between the criminals and the FBI, Leo charts his own path in defending a young woman who was manipulated into brazenly murdering a member of the Aryan Brotherhood in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Oct 15, 2017
The naturalist by Mayne, Andrew, 1973- The naturalist

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.

Oct 15, 2017
Death in St. Petersburg - a Lady Emily mystery by Alexander, Tasha, 1969- author. Death in St. Petersburg - a Lady Emily mystery

"After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement from the night's performance. But outside the scene is somber. A ballerina's body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry-- "Nemetseva is dead!" Amongst the theatergoers is Lady Emily, accompanying her dashing husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that

Oct 15, 2017
The dark lake by Bailey, Sarah (Australian author), author. The dark lake

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents ev

Oct 15, 2017
A crown of lights by Rickman, Philip. A crown of lights

Oct 15, 2017
Cat among the pumpkins by Morton, Mandy, author. Cat among the pumpkins

Cat lovers, rejoice! The second installment in Mandy Morton's cat-driven series has arrived with Cat Among the Pumpkins, where crime-solving is in the capable paws of felines. And these cats haven't been declawed. As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, Hettie Bagshot of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency has more than just a ghost and warlock tart on her plate. Along with her faithful sidekick, Tilly, the tabby duo set out to investigate an old crime and a spate of new murders. Why is Mavis Spitforce dr

Oct 15, 2017
Thread the halls. by Wait, Lea. Thread the halls.

Oct 16, 2017
Old scores by Thomas, Will, 1958- author. Old scores

"In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries. Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge. Arrested by the Special Branch for the

Oct 16, 2017
Not a Creature Was Purring. by Not a Creature Was Purring.

Oct 16, 2017
Nine lessons - some wounds never heal by Upson, Nicola, author. Nine lessons - some wounds never heal

Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church's organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought bustling life to the ancient university and town. Mystery author Josephine Tey is also in Cambridge, where the change of

Oct 16, 2017
A Late Frost. by A Late Frost.

Oct 16, 2017
Ghost on the case by Hart, Carolyn G., author. Ghost on the case

"Bailey Ruth Raeburn is back, racing against the Heavenly clock in an all-new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart. Bailey Ruth finds herself comforting a distraught sister when she's sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma, on her latest mission. Susan Gilbert receives a $100,000 ransom demand for her younger sibling. When the caller wants Susan to pay a visit to her wealthy boss and take the cash from his safe, Bailey Ruth follows Susan to the home. But she finds herself in a quandar

Oct 16, 2017
Eaves of Destruction. by Eaves of Destruction.

Oct 16, 2017
Death overdue by Brook, Allison, author. Death overdue

"Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired homicide detective, Al Buckley, who claims he knows who murdered Laura Foster, a much-loved part-time library aide who was bludgeoned to death fifteen years earlier. As he invites members of the audience to share stories about Laura, he suddenly

Oct 16, 2017
Assault and Buttery. by Assault and Buttery.

Oct 16, 2017