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The Sudbury School murders by Gardner, Ashley, author. The Sudbury School murders

Aug 18, 2017
A study in gold - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery by Dalton, Annie, author. A study in gold - an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery

Having reluctantly agreed to make up the numbers at a World War II-themed murder mystery weekend at Mortmead Hall, Anna Hopkins and her fellow dogwalkers, Isadora and Tansy, enjoy themselves far more than they'd expected. Not for long. The weekend's festivities come to an abrupt halt when a body is discovered floating in the ornamental pond. Who was the mysterious woman in the red dress who attended the event without a ticket? As Anna and her friends delve further, they find themselves caught up

Aug 18, 2017
Sleeping in the ground - an Inspector Banks novel by Robinson, Peter, 1950- author. Sleeping in the ground - an Inspector Banks novel

At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over. Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, there is something unresolved about this case. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the detective digs deeper into the crime, deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks though he knew about the events outside the chapel. When the last shocking truth becomes clear, it's almo

Aug 18, 2017
Pulse by Francis, Felix, author. Pulse

"A novel set in the world of horse racing, from the author of DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE and DICK FRANCIS'S FRONT RUNNER, written in the style of, and so as to appeal to the readers of, those titles"--

Aug 18, 2017
The property of lies - a Herbert Reardon historical mystery by Eccles, Marjorie, author. The property of lies - a Herbert Reardon historical mystery

1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate. His wife Ellen having just accepted a job as French teacher, Reardon is alarmed to find the school a hotbed of scandalous secrets, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it becomes clear that the dead woman was not who - or what - she claimed to be. Who was she really -

Aug 18, 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"--

Aug 18, 2017
Penance of the damned by Tremayne, Peter, author. Penance of the damned

"Ireland, AD 671. King Colg

Aug 18, 2017
The painted queen by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013, author. The painted queen

"Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters's bestselling, beloved mystery series"--

Aug 18, 2017
Murphy's law - a Molly Murphy mystery by Bowen, Rhys, author. Murphy's law - a Molly Murphy mystery

Molly Murphy, on the run from the police in Ireland, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a man at Ellis Island.

Aug 18, 2017
Murderous mistral - a Provence mystery by Rademacher, Cay, author. Murderous mistral - a Provence mystery

"International Dagger Award shortlisted author of The Murderer in Ruins, Cay Rademacher, delivers a beautifully atmospheric new story with a captivating main character in Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery. Capitaine Roger Blanc, an investigator with the anti-corruption-unit of the French Gendarmerie, was a bit too succesfull in his investigations. He finds himself removed from Paris to the south of France, far away from political power. Or so it would seem. The stress is too much for his mar

Aug 18, 2017
A murder too soon by Jecks, Michael, author. A murder too soon

Jack Blackjack is ordered to eliminate a spy in Princess Elizabeth's household in this engaging Tudor mystery. June, 1554. Former cutpurse and now professional assassin Jack Blackjack has deep misgivings about his latest assignment. He has been despatched to the Palace of Woodstock, where Queen Mary's half-sister Princess Elizabeth is being kept under close guard. Jack's employer has reason to believe that a spy has been installed within the princess's household, and Jack has been ordered to kil

Aug 18, 2017
Murder of a cranky catnapper by Swanson, Denise, author. Murder of a cranky catnapper

Aug 18, 2017
Murder at Chateau sur Mer by Maxwell, Alyssa, author. Murder at Chateau sur Mer

Aug 18, 2017
Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women by Brightwell, Emily, author. Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women

"As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season. MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six week

Aug 18, 2017
The missing masterpiece - a Dorothy Martin mystery by Dams, Jeanne M., author. The missing masterpiece - a Dorothy Martin mystery

When Dorothy Martin goes to France - alone because Alan is stuck back home in Sherebury with a broken ankle - she worries about her ability to get along in a language she barely speaks, and in a country she hasn't seen for over fifty years. But by the time Alan joins her a week later, Dorothy has found herself embroiled in one mystery after another: a woman drowning in quicksand; a man suffering a nea--fatal fall in the abbey at Mont Saint Michel; and a missing American archaeologist - all seemi

Aug 18, 2017
The lying game by Ware, Ruth, author. The lying game

The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It's just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has

Aug 18, 2017
Little boy lost by Trafford, J. D. Little boy lost

"Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body--and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash

Aug 18, 2017
Lions and tigers and murder, oh my by Swanson, Denise, author. Lions and tigers and murder, oh my

Aug 18, 2017
The lies with - a DI Will Jackman thriller by Isaac, Jane, author. The lies with - a DI Will Jackman thriller

Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter's body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation going nowhere, Grace's only solace is the re-emergence of Faye, an old friend who seems to understand her loss. DI Will Jackman delves into the case, until a family tragedy and a figure from his past threaten to derail him. When the police discover another victim, the spotlight falls on Grace. Can Jackman find the killer, before she is convicted of

Aug 18, 2017
Let the dead speak by Casey, Jane (Jane E.), author. Let the dead speak

"When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there's no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there's William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and t

Aug 18, 2017

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