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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 19, 2017
The winners' circle by Bowen, Gail, 1942- The winners' circle

"As Joanne Kilbourn-Shreve, her husband, Zack, and their soon-to-be seventeen-year-old daughter, Taylor, rush through the rain from their cottage to their car, the Thanksgiving weekend they just spent at the lake with Zack's law partners is already slipping away, burnished into memory as pleasantly as the hundreds of other weekends the Falconer-Shreve families have shared at Lawyers' Bay. Thoughts of the weekend past will now focus on the future and be prefaced by the words "next time." Within w

Oct 18, 2017
The witches' tree - an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C., author. The witches' tree - an Agatha Raisin mystery

The Witches' Tree continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series--now a hit T.V. show. Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead--and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled t

Oct 18, 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
Thread the halls. by Wait, Lea. Thread the halls.

Oct 16, 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
Trespass by Quinn, Anthony Trespass

Oct 18, 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
Twelve slays of Christmas - a Christmas tree farm mystery by Frost, Jacqueline, author. Twelve slays of Christmas - a Christmas tree farm mystery

When Holly White's finance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime--exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tr

Oct 18, 2017
Unquiet spirits - a Sherlock Holmes adventure by MacBird, Bonnie, author. Unquiet spirits - a Sherlock Holmes adventure

London. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq ... and a terrible discovery. This

Oct 18, 2017
Visions of sugar plums by Evanovich, Janet. Visions of sugar plums

Oct 19, 2017
Wagging through the snow by Berenson, Laurien, author. Wagging through the snow

With a demanding teaching job at Connecticut's elite Howard Academy and five poodles scampering around the house, Melanie barely has energy for the upcoming Christmas rush. But she unwraps an unexpected challenge when her brother and ex-husband, elated by the recent success of their country cafe´, make a spontaneous bid on a dilapidated pine tree farm. Although the ten-acre lot had been a popular seasonal destination while the original owner was still alive, it'll take some sprucing up--and a sm

Oct 18, 2017
Watery grave by Alexander, Bruce, 1932-2003. Watery grave

In this third adventure, Sir John Fielding returns in his most baffling case yet. His stepson returns from high seas with tales of storms and a captain overboard. Was it an accident, or was it murder? Fielding is asked to investigate, but discovers considerably more than he'd bargained for. Filled with the authentic sights and sounds of eighteenth-century London, and with a supremely colorful and varied cast of characters, Watery Grave is in every way a delight to read. "Fielding's detection . .

Oct 18, 2017
Weycombe - a novel of suspense by Malliet, G. M., 1951- author. Weycombe - a novel of suspense

Weycombe is the chocolate-box village of everyones dreams. For American Jillian White, a gated life of pleasure and comfort with her titled English husband was a fantasy come true. But the murder of a local estate agent mars the villages so-pretty surface. Are people actually dying to live in Weycombe? Jill investigates, piecing together clues along the snaking paths and winding lanes of her adopted village. She knows truth has many versions, depending on who is doing the telling.

Oct 18, 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
Willful behavior by Leon, Donna. Willful behavior

When one of his wife's Paola's students comes to visit him, with a strange and vague interest in investigating the possibility of a pardon for a crime committed by her grandfather many years ago, Commissario Brunetti thinks little of it. But when the girl is found dead, clearly stabbed to death, Claudia Leonardo suddenly becomes Brunetti's case, no longer Paola's student. Claudia seems to have no discernible living family - her only familial relationship is with an elderly Austrian woman, who wa

Oct 18, 2017
Winterkill - a novel by Box, C. J., author. Winterkill - a novel

Driving his truck along treacherous Battle Mountain, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett discovers a murdered body just as a dangerous snowstorm hits and finds himself having to survive both the storm and a dangerous killer who has kidnapped his beloved foster daughter.

Oct 18, 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
Wolves in the dark by Staalesen, Gunnar, 1947- author. Wolves in the dark

Oct 14, 2017
X marks the Scot by Dunnett, Kaitlyn, author. X marks the Scot

Oct 14, 2017