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Dead in the water by Swanson, Denise, author. Dead in the water

The first book in a brand new series featuring New York Timesbestselling author Denise Swanson's beloved Scumble River setting and characters, Dead in the Water is a gripping mystery that won't let you go until you've turned the last page. A twister, a kidnapping, and a murder--oh my! Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the communit

Sep 16, 2017
The countess of Prague by Weeks, Stephen, author. The countess of Prague

Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is trapped in society life and growing apart from her husband until she takes on the role of detective and finds solace in her investigations. She has an ability to mix at ease not only with kings and princes, but also with ordinary men and women and finds the formality of her relations with servants and public officials altered.

Sep 16, 2017
A Christmas Return by Perry, Anne A Christmas Return

Sep 16, 2017
When the bishop needs an alibi by Chapman, Vannetta, author. When the bishop needs an alibi

"Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God's creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the body of Sophia Johnson--one of Monte Vista's newest residents and a waitress at the local diner. As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry finds himself drawn to the young woman's family and once again

Sep 17, 2017
The western star by Johnson, Craig, 1961- author. The western star

"The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor

Sep 17, 2017
A tale of two kitties by Kelly, Sofie, 1958- author. A tale of two kitties

"In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson"--

Sep 17, 2017
Spider's touch- featuring Blue Satan and Mrs. Kean by Wynn, Patricia Spider's touch- featuring Blue Satan and Mrs. Kean

Sep 17, 2017
The seagull by Cleeves, Ann, author. The seagull

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper – and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now, Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-nineties, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren. He tells her that Marshall i

Sep 17, 2017
Proof of life - a J.P. Beaumont novel by Jance, Judith A., author. Proof of life - a J.P. Beaumont novel

"Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in whats officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean i

Sep 17, 2017
Passport to murder by Angela, Mary, author. Passport to murder

"This semester, it seems that Professor Prather's dreams are about to come true. Ever since she was a young girl, she's imagined going to France, and her French colleague, Andre´ Duman, has finally made that trip possible. Over spring break, she and Andre´ are to lead a group of students and faculty to Paris to explore the City of Light. But before she can utter her first bonjour, a professor dies, and they are stuck in Minneapolis. She returns to Copper Bluff with an unstamped passport and a my

Sep 17, 2017
Motive from the dead- featuring Blue Satan and Mrs. Kean by Wynn, Patricia Motive from the dead- featuring Blue Satan and Mrs. Kean

Sep 17, 2017
Idyll fears - a Thomas Lynch novel by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975- author. Idyll fears - a Thomas Lynch novel

"In a sleepy Connecticut town, Police Chief Thomas Lynch investigates the disappearance of a six-year-old boy with a serious medical condition while coping with disrespect from townspeople and colleagues who don't like the fact that he's gay"--

Sep 17, 2017
The essence of malice by Weaver, Ashley, author. The essence of malice

Traveling to Paris with Milo to investigate the death of a famous parfumier, Amory discovers that the victim was about to release a highly anticipated new fragrance and had been targeted by industry rivals and heirs vying for control of his empire.

Sep 17, 2017
Cat got your secrets by Chase, Julie (Mystery writer) Cat got your secrets

"Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, she's busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle's bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene--and the last person to see the victim alive was he

Sep 17, 2017
Body on Baker Street - a Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery by Delany, Vicki, 1951- author. Body on Baker Street - a Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery

In the second Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery, Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson's book signing event with Renalta Van Markoff ends in a Sherlockian controversy and death.

Sep 17, 2017
Bluebird, bluebird - a novel by Locke, Attica, author. Bluebird, bluebird - a novel

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred

Sep 17, 2017
The blood card by Griffiths, Elly, author. The blood card

"In this nail-biting transatlantic mystery, threat of mass violence looms over Elizabeth II's coronation--can Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto crack the case and save the crown?"--

Sep 17, 2017
Asking for truffle - a Southern Chocolate Shop mystery by St. James, Dorothy, author. Asking for truffle - a Southern Chocolate Shop mystery

Chocoholic Charity Penn must save her new seaside chocolate shop from a deadly assortment of threats in this sweet series debut. When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to South Carolina for free confectionery lessons at a seaside chocolate shop, the Chocolate Box, she's skeptical: she knows that she never entered the contest. An old prep school friend offers to look into the phony prize - and ends up drowned in a vat of chocolate. A guilt-stricken Penn heads to the sunny South

Sep 17, 2017
Murder wears mittens by Goldenbaum, Sally, author. Murder wears mittens

After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass cant stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother . . . The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. But

Sep 18, 2017
A knit before dying by Hartwell, Sadie, author. A knit before dying

Shop owner Josie Blair is finally settling into the pace of living in Dorset Falls, Connecticut. Between running Miss Marple Knits, jumpstarting a blog, and handcrafting items with the help of her knitting pals, Josie’s too preoccupied to worry about her past in New York. And thanks to Lyndon and Harry, the owners of the brand-new antique shop next door, she has another project in her midst—repurposing a box of vintage crocheted doilies adorned with the most curious needlework. But

Sep 18, 2017

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