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The shadow district - a thriller by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author. The shadow district - a thriller

"A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason. THE PAST In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. THE PRESENT A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his

Sep 16, 2017
The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Adams, Ellery The Secret, Book & Scone Society

Sep 15, 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
The quality of mercy by Medhat, Katayoun, author. The quality of mercy

"Move over Walt Longmire. Make room for Franz Kafka, aka 'K.' Expertly plotted, beautifully written, eloquent, colloquial, wry, insightful . . . Medhat demonstrates a keen sense of place and Navajo culture and history, with superior attention to language; smart, witty, often humorous and always precise analogies, metaphors, and similes. A sharp eye for detail and sprachgefühl for putting observations into words. Style, grace, a confident, compelling, and controlled narrative voice. The sophistic

Sep 15, 2017
The Long Count by Gulvin, J. M. The Long Count

Sep 14, 2017
The house of unexpected sisters by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author. The house of unexpected sisters

"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague,Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investiga

Sep 16, 2017
The House at Baker Street by Birkby, Michelle The House at Baker Street

Sep 19, 2017
The Harbour Master by Pembrey, Daniel The Harbour Master

Sep 14, 2017
The Habit of Murder - The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew by Gregory, Susanna The Habit of Murder - The Twenty Third Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew

Sep 14, 2017
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes - a Stewart Hoag mystery by Handler, David, 1952- author. The girl with kaleidoscope eyes - a Stewart Hoag mystery

Once upon a time, Hoagy had it all: a hugely successful debut novel, a gorgeous celebrity wife, the glamorous world of New York City at his feet. These days, he scrapes by as a celebrity ghostwriter. A celebrity ghostwriter who finds himself investigating murders more often than he'd like. And once upon a time, Richard Aintree was the most famous writer in America -- high school students across the country read his one and only novel, a modern classic on par with The Catcher in the Rye. But afte

Sep 15, 2017
The ghostway by Hillerman, Tony. The ghostway

Old Joseph Joe sees it all. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. The other drives off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation, but not before he shows the old Navajo a photo of the man he seeks.

Sep 15, 2017
The ghosts of Galway - a Jack Taylor novel by Bruen, Ken, author. The ghosts of Galway - a Jack Taylor novel

"As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money, and with former cop on his resume, Jack has been hired as anight-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is hi

Sep 16, 2017
The ghost of Christmas past by Bowen, Rhys, author. The ghost of Christmas past

"Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out in

Sep 14, 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
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
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
The black echo by Connelly, Michael, 1956- The black echo

"For maverick L.A.P.D. homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal ... because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam 'tunnel rat' who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted again

Sep 19, 2017
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains by Penzler, Otto (EDT) The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

Sep 19, 2017
The anonymous Venetian by Leon, Donna. The anonymous Venetian

Sep 15, 2017
Telling tales by Cleeves, Ann, author. Telling tales

"It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter's day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh inqu

Sep 15, 2017

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