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A beautiful poison by Kang, Lydia, author. A beautiful poison

Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned--and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and

Aug 19, 2017
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron A Cajun Christmas Killing

Aug 19, 2017
A casualty of war by Todd, Charles, author. A casualty of war

Aug 19, 2017
A clue in the stew by Archer, Connie, author. A clue in the stew

Lucky Jamieson hosts a famous author and her exasperating entourage at By the Spoonful, and the evening is more than spoiled by a copycat homicide.

Aug 19, 2017
A dedicated man - an Inspector Banks mystery by Robinson, Peter, 1950-, author. A dedicated man - an Inspector Banks mystery

Inspector Alan Banks attempts to solve the murder of Harry Steadman in the peaceful village of Gratly.

Aug 19, 2017
A dilly of a death by Albert, Susan Wittig, author. A dilly of a death

China Bayles and her husband, Mike McQuaid, become involved in the tangled affaire of Phoebe the Pickle Queen, owner of the largest pickle business in Texas, but things take a dangerous turn when Phoebe mysteriously vanishes.

Aug 15, 2017
A distant view of everything by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author. A distant view of everything

"A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie--but Isabel's almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation.

Aug 13, 2017
A fall in Denver - an Em Hansen mystery by Andrews, Sarah, 1951- A fall in Denver - an Em Hansen mystery

Geologist Emily Hansen, a lowly mud-logger in the oilfields, is hired by an oil company in Denver for an office job and gets her first taste of corporate life, which includes two suicides in the space of a few days. That's if they were suicides. Emily decides to find out. By the author of Tensleep.

Aug 19, 2017
A Hive of Homicides by Lester, Meera A Hive of Homicides

Aug 15, 2017
A Hunt in Winter by Conor Brady A Hunt in Winter

Aug 19, 2017
A judgement in stone by Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015, author. A judgement in stone

When a housekeeper carries out a modern "Valentine's Day Massacre" on the family that employs her, Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch investigates to uncover evidence of a personal tragedy that precipitated the crime.

Aug 19, 2017
A justified bitch - a Las Vegas mystery by McKinnis, H. G., author. A justified bitch - a Las Vegas mystery

It takes a guilty bastard to make a justified bitch. When a severed finger shows up on her doorstep in a seedy section of Las Vegas, Helen Taylor does not freak out. She’s already crazy, as evidenced by her junk-stuffed house and its ever-growing population of cats. There’s also Bobby, her long-dead husband. Helen talks to him regularly, and Bobby talks back. The finger and the brutal murder it reveals are more than a hoarding cat lady with a phantom husband can ignore. Helen’s a suspect, and sh

Aug 18, 2017
A medal for murder by Brody, Frances. A medal for murder

Kate Shackleton picks up her second professional sleuthing case in 1922 England. Exposing the culprit of a pawn-shop robbery turns sinister when her investigation takes her to Harrogate, and murder is only one step behind. A night at the theater should have been just what the doctor ordered, until Kate stumbles across a body in the doorway. The knife sticking out of its chest definitely suggests a killer in the theater's midst. Kate likes nothing better than a mystery, and nothing better than so

Aug 13, 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
A nest of vipers by Camilleri, Andrea, author. A nest of vipers

"Montalbano investigates the death of the wealthy Cosimo Barletta in a case that involves a ring of mistresses and family secrets"--

Aug 15, 2017
A nice derangement of epitaphs. by Peters, Ellis, 1913-1995, author. A nice derangement of epitaphs.

Aug 15, 2017
A Place in the Wind by Chazin, Suzanne A Place in the Wind

Aug 19, 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
A question of blood - an Inspector Rebus novel by Rankin, Ian, author. A question of blood - an Inspector Rebus novel

When a former soldier and recluse murders two 17-year-old students at a posh Edinburgh boarding school, Army investigators show up to snoop around the scene of the crime, and links between the killer and a local group of "Goths" begin to surface. Just as Rebus finds himself in the thick of the murder inquiry, he's threatened with suspension from the police force because a man who has been menacing his partner dies in the same fire that has left Rebus with horrible, painful burns. Rebus must solv

Aug 15, 2017
A sight for sore eyes - a novel by Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015, author. A sight for sore eyes - a novel

A handsome young craftsman falls in love with a sweet, upper-class girl in Britain. The girl's stepmother opposes the romance because of his low-class origin so he murders her. Not his first murder, either. By the author of Road Rage.

Aug 19, 2017

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