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Shallow grave - a Matt Sinclair mystery by Thiem, Brian, author. Shallow grave - a Matt Sinclair mystery

When the Oakland coroner's office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department's intelligence unit and Sinclair's former partner. Police brass want to pin the murder on a dead member of an outlaw motorcycle gang and they want the case closed quickly, but Sinclair and his current p

Jul 23, 2017
Ruined stones by Reed, Eric (Mystery writer), author. Ruined stones

Having survived the 1941 Blitz and the predator in her small Shropshire village, policeman's daughter Grace Baxter moves to the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne and takes on a job in the city's constabulary. Grace's arrival coincides with the discovery of the body of a young woman, curiously difficult to identify, at the scanty ruins of a Roman temple situated across from a church. The bone-numbing cold, the fogs, and the Blitz, not to mention to peculiar behavior of some of the citizens and the hostil

Jul 23, 2017
A promise of ruin by Overholt, Cuyler, author. A promise of ruin

"In early 1900s New York, the formidable crime syndicate known as the Black Hand has been terrorizing the city's Italian community with bombings and kidnappings. When a young Italian girl is found drowned and sexually defiled, Dr. Genevieve Summerford suspects the organization has expanded into forced prostitution, and she won't rest until the trafficking ring is brought to justice"--

Jul 23, 2017
Persons unknown - a novel by Steiner, Susie, 1971- author. Persons unknown - a novel

"Detective Manon Bradshaw is five months pregnant and has officially given up on finding romantic love. Instead, she is in hot-pursuit of the work-life balance and parked in a cold case corridor--the price she's had to pay for a transfer back to Cambridgeshire. This is fine, she tells herself. She can devote herself to bringing up her motley collection of children--the new baby, and her adopted 12-year-old son Fly Dent. He needed a fresh start--he was being forever stopped and searched in London

Jul 23, 2017
Perish from the earth by Putnam, Jonathan F., author. Perish from the earth

"A murder aboard a steamboat forces Abraham Lincoln to make a fateful choice--one on which the future of the nation may hang, if his client doesn't first--" -- provided by publisher.

Jul 23, 2017
A panicked premonition by Laurie, Victoria, author. A panicked premonition

"Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper has used her visions to get her out of many a scrape--and solve many a crime--but she's about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Abby's husband, Dutch, has a side business providing security and building panic rooms for wealthy clients. One morning, one of Dutch's partners, Dave, goes missing on his way to meet a client. Abby's instincts tell her something terrible has happened to him. Then two of Dutch's clients

Jul 23, 2017
Over Maya dead body by Orchard, Sandra, author. Over Maya dead body

FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring.When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that whe

Jul 23, 2017
Murder in Mayfair - an Atlas Catesby mystery by Quincy, D. M. (Diana), author. Murder in Mayfair - an Atlas Catesby mystery

In 1810, Atlas Catesby, a brilliant adventurer and youngest son of a baron, is anxious to resume his world travels after a carriage accident left him injured in London. But his plans are derailed when, passing through a country village, he discovers a helpless woman being auctioned off to the highest bidder--by her husband. In order to save her from being violated by another potential buyer, Atlas purchases the lady, Lilliana, on the spot to set her free. But Lilliana, desperate to be with her y

Jul 23, 2017
The last place you look by Lepionka, Kristen, author. The last place you look

"Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton--black and from the wrong side of the tracks--was convicted of the murders and is now on death row. Though he's maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to

Jul 23, 2017
The last detective by Lovesey, Peter, author. The last detective

A woman's body has been found floating in a large reservoir just south of Bristol. In order to solve the mystery of the "Lady in the Lake," Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must locate two missing letters attributed to Jane Austen and defy his superiors on the force to save a woman unjustly accused of murder. This is the first of the Peter Diamond series; it won the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel.

Jul 23, 2017
The incredible crime by Austen-Leigh, Lois, author. The incredible crime

Prince's College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master's daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman.One fine morning she sets out for Suffolk to join her cousin Lord Wellende for a few days' hunting. On the way Prudence encounters Captain Studde of the coastguard - who is pursuing a quarry of his own.Studde is on the trail of a drug smuggling ring that connects Wellende Hall with the cl

Jul 23, 2017
Hunting hour by Mizushima, Margaret, author. Hunting hour

Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker's Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that's only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing--and this time it's one of Cole's daughters. Knowing that each hour a c

Jul 23, 2017
The hot rock - the first Dortmunder novel by Westlake, Donald E. The hot rock - the first Dortmunder novel

At the request of the U.N. ambassador from the African nation of Talabwo, Dortmunder and an ill-assorted group of hoodlums join forces to steal the fabulous Balabomo emerald, a priceless jewel of great cultural and historical significance.

Jul 23, 2017
A grave prediction - a psychic eye mystery by Laurie, Victoria, author. A grave prediction - a psychic eye mystery

"In Victoria Laurie's new Psychic Eye mystery, Abby Cooper learns that following the money often leads to murder. Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she's sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues. Abby's sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for devel

Jul 23, 2017
Glass souls - moths for commissario Ricciardi by De Giovanni, Maurizio, 1958- author. Glass souls - moths for commissario Ricciardi

In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate --

Jul 23, 2017
For deader or worse - another John Pickett mystery by South, Sheri Cobb, author. For deader or worse - another John Pickett mystery

"After a modest wedding ceremony, Bow Street Runner John Pickett and his bride Julia, the former Lady Fieldhurst, set out for a wedding trip to Somersetshire, where Pickett must face his greatest challenge yet: meeting his in-laws...Pickett is surprised to learn from Julia's parents that she once had an elder sister: Claudia, Lady Buckleigh, who disappeared thirteen years earlier, leaving no trace beyond a blood-soaked shawl. Hoping to to redeen himself in the eyes of Julia's family, he sets out

Jul 23, 2017
Down a dark road by Castillo, Linda, author. Down a dark road

"Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from the

Jul 23, 2017
Don't ask by Westlake, Donald E. Don't ask

Master criminal John Dortmunder sets out on ahilarious escapade to steal a religious relic for an EastEuropean government. As often happens in theDortmunder series, things go wrong and Dortmunder iscaptured by police, but escapes to get back the relic. Bythe author of more than 60 novels.

Jul 23, 2017
Death on Delos by Corby, Gary, author. Death on Delos

"Greece, 545 BC: It is illegal to die on the sacred isle of Delos. It's also illegal to give birth there. Yet when murder is committed, the only available detective to solve the crime is the priestess Diotima, and she is heavily pregnant. Delos is the holy birthplace of the divine twins Apollo and Artemis, and it is an island in crisis. Not only has murder tainted the holy sanctuary, but there are about a thousand Athenian troops on the island. The army is led by the statesman Pericles and has c

Jul 23, 2017
Death in the English countryside by Rosett, Sara, author. Death in the English countryside

"Location scout and Jane Austen aficionade, Kate Sharp, is thrilled when the company she works for lands the job of finding locations for a new film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, but then her boss, Kevin, fails to return from a scouting trip to England. Afraid that Kevin has slipped back into some destructive personal habits he struggles with, Kate travels to England to salvage Kevin's and the company's reputation before word goes out that he is missing. Things go from bad to worse when Kat

Jul 23, 2017