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A dark anatomy by Blake, Robin, 1948- author. A dark anatomy

In 1740s England, the roots of evil run deep. The year is 1740. George II is on the throne, but England's remoter provinces remain largely a law unto themselves. In Lancashire a grim discovery has been made: a squire's wife, Dolores Brockletower, lies in the woods above her home at Garlick Hall, her throat brutally slashed. Called to the scene, Coroner Titus Cragg finds the Brockletower household awash with rumor and suspicion. He enlists the help of his astute young friend, doctor Luke Fidelis,

May 22, 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.

May 20, 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 Diegoto 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 deve

May 22, 2017
A head in Cambodia - a Jenna Murphy mystery by Tingley, Nancy, 1948- author. A head in Cambodia - a Jenna Murphy mystery

"When the alluring, eleventh-century Cambodian stone head of Radha, consort to Krishna, shows up at the Searles Museum, young curator Jenna Murphy doesn't suspect that it will lead her to a murder. Asian art is her bailiwick, not criminal investigation, and her immediate concern is simply figuring out whether the head is one famously stolen from its body, or a fake. When a second decapitation happens--this time of an art collector, not a statue--Jenna finds herself drawn into a different kind of

May 22, 2017
A hiss before dying - a Mrs. Murphy mystery by Brown, Rita Mae, author. A hiss before dying - a Mrs. Murphy mystery

"A Hiss Before Dying is a current contemporary mystery exploring wild animal poaching counterpointed with a historical narrative set in America's post-revolutionary past, featuring the characters readers embraced in Tail Gait and Tall Tail"--

May 26, 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 businessproviding 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 a

May 22, 2017
A perfect Manhattan murder by Kiely, Tracy, author. A perfect Manhattan murder

Thrilled that their playwright friend's Broadway debut was a rousing success, Nic and Nigel are trying to enjoy the A-list after-party with their pal Harper. Unfortunately, all the champagne and repartee in the world aren't enough to overlook the churlish behavior of Harper's theater-critic husband, Dan. Nic is shocked the next morning when she learns that Dan's been murdered. Nigel thinks the world may be a better place without him.Still, Harper is their friend and they're intent on helping her

May 22, 2017
A red death by Mosley, Walter, author. A red death

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin.

May 22, 2017
A rising man by Mukherjee, Abir, author. A rising man

In the days of the British Raj in 1919, Captain Sam Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective newly arrived in Calcutta, is confronted with the murder of a British official who was found with a note in his mouth warning the British to leave India.

May 22, 2017
Another man's ground by Booth, Claire, author. Another man's ground

"It starts out as an interesting little theft case. Branson, Missouri's new Sheriff Hank Worth is called out to look at stands of trees that have been stripped of their bark, which the property owner had planned to harvest for the booming herbal supplement market. At first, Hank easily balances the demands of the investigation with his fledging political career. He was appointed several months earlier to the vacant sheriff position, but he needs to win the fast-approaching election in order to k

May 20, 2017
Arrowood - Sherlock Holmes Has Met His Match by Finlay, Mick Arrowood - Sherlock Holmes Has Met His Match

May 20, 2017
Assassins - an Inspector Stark mystery by Eldridge, Jim, 1944- author. Assassins - an Inspector Stark mystery

London, 1921. Prominent Cabinet minister Lord Amersham has been shot dead outside his Regents Park home, two bullets to the chest and one to the forehead. The killing bears the hallmarks of a professional hit. Tackling one of the most high-profile cases Scotland Yard has ever faced, DCI Paul Stark is under pressure to produce a quick result. Amersham's colleague, Secretary of State for the Colonies Winston Churchill, is convinced the Bolsheviks are responsible. Stark's colleagues at Special Bran

May 22, 2017
Aunt Dimity and the widow's curse by Atherton, Nancy, author. Aunt Dimity and the widow's curse

"Nancy Atherton's twenty-second cozy mystery in the beloved, nationally bestselling Aunt Dimity series. It's early April in the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd's husband and sons are spending Easter break camping, and Lori is perfectly happy to be left at home with Bess, spared a week of roughing it with a curious toddler. The two attend a village events committee meeting and Lori is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven stands to make an announcement

May 26, 2017
Babylon Berlin by Kutscher, Volker, 1962- author. Babylon Berlin

Berlin, 1929. Detective Inspector Rath, was a successful career officer in the Cologne Homicide Division before a shooting incident in which he inadvertently killed a man. He has been transferred to the Vice Squad in Berlin, a job he detests, even though he finds a new friend in his boss, Chief Inspector Wolter. There is seething unrest in the city and the Commissioner of Police has ordered the Vice Squad to ruthlessly enforce the ban on May Day demonstrations. The result is catastrophic with ma

May 26, 2017
Bad to the bone by Johnston, Linda O., author. Bad to the bone

"When a VimPets employee who's set her sights on Jack Loroco ends up dead, bakery owner Carrie Kennersly must defend Jack and her friend Billi from murder accusations"--

May 22, 2017
Bearly departed by Macy, Meg. Bearly departed

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May 26, 2017
Blood for wine by Easley, Warren C., author. Blood for wine

"When Cal's neighbor, Jim Kavanaugh, the owner and gifted vintner of an up-and-coming winery, is accused of murdering his wife, his freedom--and the grape harvest--is suddenly in jeopardy along with his reputation, and his business begins to slide. No gentleman farmer, this puts the rugged winemaker's property, his only financial asset, in play. When a blackmail plot is hatched against the owner of adjacent land, it begins to look like a brutal game of real-life Monopoly is underway. Cal agrees

May 26, 2017
Bookman dead style - a dangerous type mystery by Shelton, Paige, author. Bookman dead style - a dangerous type mystery

"The Star City Film Festival has taken the Utah ski resort town by storm. Movie stars are everywhere, including The Rescued Word, where Clare Henry and her grandfather restore old typewriters and beloved books. When cinema's hottest superhero, Matt Bane, enters their store to buy some personalized notecards, it's hard not to be starstruck, and when Clare sees the police leading Matt out of his hotel in handcuffs only a few hours later, she's convinced he's wrong for that role.".

May 22, 2017
Bright Shiny Things by Nadel, Barbara Bright Shiny Things

May 22, 2017
Burying Ben by Kirschman, Ellen, author. Burying Ben

"Dot Meyerhoff has barely settled into her new job as a psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department when Ben Gomez, a troubled young rookie that she tries to counsel, commits suicide without any warning and leaves a note blaming her. Overnight, herpromising new start becomes a nightmare. At stake is her job, her reputation, her license to practice, and her already battered sense of self-worth. Dot resolves to find out not just what led Ben to kill himself, but why her psychologist ex-husba

May 20, 2017

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