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No Way Out by Hunter, Cara
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
No Way Out

A murderous persuasion

Hosting an immersive Persuasion-themed murder-mystery weekend in hopes of saving her aunt's inn, Phaedra Brighton, when one of the participants is found dead, goes on the hunt for a killer and quickly realizes that with this investigation, there will be no second chances.

Sniffing out murder

"When a murder unleashes a widespread investigation through Crosbyville, children's book author Pris and her trusty bloodhound, Bailey, must sniff out the truth before the whole town goes to the dogs. After deciding that life as a teacher wasn't right forher, Priscilla found inspiration for her first children's book in her three-year-old bloodhound's nose for truth, and so The Adventures of Bailey the Bloodhound was born. After the book's massively pawsitive response led Pris to move back to her

Scot in a trap

"A mysterious object the size of a suitcase, all wrapped in bacon and smelling of syrup, can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving at the Last Ditch Motel. This year the motel residents are in extra-celebratory mood as the holiday brings a new arrival to thegroup - a bouncing baby girl. But as one life enters the Ditch, another leaves it. Menzies Lassiter has only just checked in. When resident counsellor Lexy Campbell tries to deliver his breakfast the next day, she finds him checked out. Permanen

The nurse murders

"1936 Phoenix: Business has never been better for private investigator Gene Hammons in this young city of big ambitions and even bigger corruption. But when smuggled gold, kidnapping, blackmail, and a brutal murder intrude upon "Happy Days are Here Again," Hammons is drawn into a race to find answers before a killer claims another victim. It won't be easy. A crime syndicate, J. Edgar Hoover, a wealthy family from back East, a wily stalker, and his former employer-the Phoenix Police Department-al

The Mayors of New York

Lost hours - a mystery

"A year after arriving in Benedict, Beth Rivers is feeling very at home in Alaska, even as outsiders are starting to return to enjoy the brief summer perfection. Beth feels like she's finally let go of most of her demons. She's even found her father, EddyRivers--or, rather, he found her--and she's trying to find the middle ground between anger and forgiveness. One sunny July day, Beth boards a tourist ship to see the glaciers, the main reason visitors venture to the area, and something Beth hasn

The Lace Widow by Cox, Mollie Ann
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
The Lace Widow

Hop Scot by McPherson, Catriona
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
Hop Scot

Five Bad Deeds by Frear, Caz
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
Five Bad Deeds

Fall by Clark, Tracy
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023

The final curtain

"From the acclaimed author of Malice and Newcomer, a confounding murder in Tokyo is connected to the mystery of the disappearance and death of Detective Kaga's own mother. A decade ago, Tokyo Police Detective Kyoichiro Kaga went to collect the ashes of his recently deceased mother. Years before, she ran away from her husband and son without explanation or any further contact, only to die alone in an apartment far away, leaving her estranged son with many unanswered questions. Now in Tokyo, Michi

Death Writes by Carter, Andrea
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
Death Writes

Death in the dark woods

"Business has been booming since Morgan Carter solved the case of the monster living in Lake Michigan. The Odds and Ends bookstore is thriving, of course, but Morgan is most excited by the doors that were opened for her as a cryptid hunter. Recently, there have been numerous sightings of a Bigfoot-type creature in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest area of Bayfield County, Wisconsin. After a man is found dead from a vicious throat injury in the forest, the conservation warden asks Morgan to

Death by Demo by Carpenter, Callie
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
Death by Demo

Daughter of ashes

"Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a trailblazing criminal detective on the Italian police force, is on sick leave, recovering from her recent brush with death in pursuit of a killer. But none of her colleagues-not even her partner, Inspector Marini-know that her Alzheimer's is getting worse, and that Teresa is unsure she will ever return to work. Teresa's plans for retirement are shelved, however, when she is urgently summoned to meet with serial killer Giacomo Mainardi. Refusing to speak with a

Cyanide and Sensibility

The curse of Penryth Hall

"An atmospheric gothic mystery that beautifully brings the ancient Cornish countryside to life, Armstrong introduces heroine Ruby Vaughn in her Minotaur Books & Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award-winning debut, The Curse of Penryth Hall. After the Great War, American heiress Ruby Vaughn made a life for herself running a rare bookstore alongside her octogenarian employer and house mate in Exeter. She's always avoided dwelling on the past, even before the war, but it always has a w

Cold Is the Grave by Robinson, Peter
Date added:
Sep 28, 2023
Cold Is the Grave

City of betrayal

"A year has passed since Elizabeth Bates ran her last con. Life has been simpler, although not nearly as exciting, but she has thrown herself into working to get the 19th Amendment ratified by thirty-six states to become the law of the land. Since every other Southern state has already rejected the amendment, it seems unlikely Tennessee will be an exception . . . but it's their only hope, so the suffragists descend on Tennessee for the final battle. Elizabeth's ability to interact with difficult

The body falls - an Inishowen mystery

"April in Florida and Benedicta (Ben) O'Keeffe is enjoying balmy temperatures during the last few days of a six month stint with a U.S. law firm. A week later, she returns to Glendara, Inishowen, where a charity cycle event is taking place. The town is abuzz with excitement, but it starts to rain, causing the cyclists to postpone the start of their event and stay overnight in the town. The rain doesn't stop-it becomes relentless, torrential. In the middle of the night, Police Sergeant Tom Molloy

Throwaways by Light, Elliott D.
Date added:
Sep 26, 2023

A perilous perspective

"An all-new historical mystery in this USA Today bestselling series featuring beloved inquiry agents Lady Kiera Darby and her dashing husband, Sebastian Gage. Argyll, Scotland. July 1832. After a trying few months in Edinburgh, Kiera and her husband/investigative partner, Sebastian Gage, are eager to escape to the Highlands with their three-month-old daughter. Kiera is overjoyed for her cousin Rye and friend Charlotte who are being wed in a private ceremony at the estate of Rye's great-uncle, th

A fatal illusion

Sebastian and Kiera race to his father, Lord Gage, after he is nearly fatally attacked on a journey to Scotland on business concerning an illegitimate son.

The Devil's flute murders

"The beloved scruffy sleuth Kosuke Kindaichi investigates a series of gruesome murders within the feuding family of a brooding, troubled composer, whose most famous work chills the blood of all who hear it"--

Have yourself a deadly little Christmas

"It's the beginning of December in Rudolph, New York, America's Christmas Town, and business is brisk at Mrs. Claus's Treasures, a gift and daecor shop owned by Merry Wilkinson. The local amateur dramatic society is intensely preparing a special musical production of A Christmas Carol. But it's not a happy set, as rivalries between cast and crew threaten the production. Tensions come to a head when a member of the group is found dead shortly after a shopping excursion to Mrs. Claus's Treasures.

Death in the romance aisle

Rarity Cole is taking full advantage of her second chance at life after recovering from breast cancer -- running a bookstore in Sedona and a support group for fellow survivors. She's also discovered a knack for defeating other kinds of deadly threats... Rarity is excited about expanding the romance section of her store -- but not nearly as excited as her best friend Sam is about reuniting with her brother after many years. Marcus makes the trek from California to Arizona, is welcomed with a part

A Twisted Skein by Goldenbaum, Sally
Date added:
Sep 18, 2023
A Twisted Skein

To Conjure a Killer by Simon, Clea
Date added:
Sep 18, 2023
To Conjure a Killer

Past lying by McDermid, Val, author.
Date added:
Sep 18, 2023
Past lying

"It's April 2020 and Edinburgh is in lockdown. It would seem like a strange time for a cold case to go hot-the streets all but empty, an hour's outdoor exercise the maximum allowed-but a mere pandemic doesn't mean crime takes a holiday. When a source at the National Library contacts DCI Karen Pirie's team about documents in the archive of a recently deceased crime novelist, it seems it's game on again. At the center of it, a novel: two crime novelists facing off over a chessboard. But it quickly

The other half

"Rupert's 30th birthday party is a black-tie dinner at the Kentish Town McDonald's-catered with cocaine and Veuve Clicquot. The morning after, his girlfriend Clemmie is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, a single stiletto heel jutting from under a bush. All the party-goers have alibis. Naturally. This investigation is going to be about aristocrats and Classics degrees, Instagram influencers and whose father knows who. Or is it 'whom'? Detective Caius Beauchamp isn't sure. He's sharply dressed, s

Murder in a Cup by Elliott, Lauren
Date added:
Sep 18, 2023
Murder in a Cup

Murder Checks Out

Murder Beyond the Pale

A Fire at the Exhibition by Tekinsey
Date added:
Sep 18, 2023
A Fire at the Exhibition

The butterfly collector

"What connects a botanical illustration of a butterfly with a missing baby and an enigma fifty years in the making? A twisty historical mystery from a bestselling Australian author"--

St. Louis noir by
Date added:
Sep 15, 2023
St. Louis noir

Presents a collection of short stories featuring noir and crime fiction about St. Louis by such authors as Colleen J. McElroy, Laura Benedict, and Chris Barsanti.

A shimmer of red

When her young co-worker, Anna Lee, is killed in a hit-and-run, realtor Odessa Jones uses special talent, and the help of family, friends and a feisty cat named Juniper, to find answers-and draw out a killer hiding in plain sight.

The watchmaker's hand

"When a New York City construction crane mysteriously collapses, causing mass destruction and injury, Rhyme and Sachs are on the case. A political group claims responsibility for the sabotage and threatens another attack in twenty-four hours, unless its demands are met. The clock is ticking. Then a clue reveals to Rhyme that his nemesis, known as the Watchmaker, has come to town to fulfill his promise of murdering the criminalist. Now Rhyme and Sachs have to dodge his brilliant scheme to destroy

The mystery guest

"When an acclaimed author dies at the Regency Grand Hotel, it's up to a fastidious maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty."--

Murders of a feather

"It's February in the Hudson Valley and Oak Falls veterinarian Dr. Kate is once again up to her galoshes in corpses Hudson Valley winters can be brutal...and deadly! Dr. Kate is once again on the case (not to mention thin ice) after discovering a young engaged couple frozen to death in the lake. To make matters worse, her temporary receptionist appears to have overdosed from a recreational sedative used at the animal hospital. Kate barely has time to dread Valentine's Day (and the fact that she'

The Last Guardian by Gervais, Simon
Date added:
Sep 14, 2023
The Last Guardian

Gaslight by Kayode, Femi
Date added:
Sep 14, 2023

A fatal glow

"Recently widowed Odessa Jones is sure the exclusive catering job she's scored from wealthy businessman Casey Osborne will propel her catering career into the big leagues. So when Dessa's pesky second sight warns her that Osborne is bad news, she ignoresit. She wishes she hadn't when he drops dead at his brunch after sampling her homemade preserves. Osborne's death is declared a homicide. Dessa and the friends who helped her cook are considered suspects... To clear her name and find the truth, D

Deep Roots by Woo, Sung J.
Date added:
Sep 14, 2023
Deep Roots

Caught on the Book

The Blue Monsoon by Biswas, Damyanti
Date added:
Sep 14, 2023
The Blue Monsoon

The blue bar

When women's dismembered bodies are unearthed on the outskirts of Mumbai, Inspector Amav Singh Rajput discovers a link between a decade's worth of missing persons reports and the disappearance of his own lover thirteen years earlier, leading him on the trail of a serial killer.

Baking Spirits Bright by Fox, Sarah
Date added:
Sep 14, 2023
Baking Spirits Bright

Cold turkey

"Literary caterer Tish Tarragon is looking forward to opening the new Cookin' the Books cafe the day after Thanksgiving, but before then she has the small matter of catering for the Thirty-First Annual Colonial Springs Turkey Trot, a highlight in the Hobson Glen calendar. With her food stall ready to go, Tish, the spectators and participating 'trotters' are eagerly awaiting the starter's pistol when they are confronted with the sound of rifle shots from the woods. Deputy Mayor Behrens is dead.

Bulletproof barista

"Only Murders in Gotham, the smash hit streaming show, is famous for filming in authentic New York City locations and using real New Yorkers as extras. For their latest episode, they've chosen to spotlight the century-old Village Blend and its quirky crewof baristas. But when the film crew's week of shooting delivers an actual shooting, Clare Cosi and her staff find themselves at the scene of a true crime"--

Act like a lady, think like a lord

"London, 1815. Lady Petra Forsyth, daughter of the Earl of Holbrook, has made a shocking proclamation. After losing her beloved fiancae in an accident three years earlier, she announces in front of London's loosest lips that she will never marry. A womanof independent means--and rather independent ways--Petra sees no reason to cede her wealth and freedom to any man now that the love of her life is gone. Instead, she plans to continue enjoying the best of society without any expectations. But whe

Vine Street

"Soho, 1935. A snarling, skull-cracking misanthrope, Geats marshals the grimy rabble according to his own elastic moral code. The narrow alleys are brimming with jazz bars, bookies, blackshirts, ponces and tarts so when a body is found above the Windmill Club, detectives are content to dismiss the case as just another young woman who topped herself early. But Geats - a good man prepared to be a bad one if it keeps the worst of them at bay - knows the dark seams of the city. Working with his form

Vamp by Estleman, Loren D.
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023

The taken ones

"Summer 1980: Despite the local superstition that the Bendy Man haunts the woods, three girls go into a Minnesota forest. Only one comes out, dead silent, her memory gone. The mystery of the Taken Ones captures the nation. Summer 2022: Cold case detectiveVan Reed and forensic scientist Harry Steinbeck are assigned a disturbing homicide-a woman buried alive, clutching a heart charm necklace belonging to one of the vanished girls. Van follows her gut. Harry trusts in facts. They're both desperate

Sweet Thing by Swinson, David
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Sweet Thing

Ruthless by Hancock, Anne Mette
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023

The proof of the pudding

"Georgie, back home at her estate in Eynsleigh, impatiently awaits the birth of her baby. But she has plenty to occupy her: her new chef, Pierre, has arrived from Paris, and Sir Hubert, who owns Eynsleigh, is back from his latest expedition. It's time forGeorgie to throw her first house party to celebrate his return and show off her new chef. The dinner party is a smashing success. Sir Mortimer Mordred--famous author of creepy Gothic horror novels--is one of the guests. He recently purchased a n

Opulence and Ashes by Belli, Kate
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Opulence and Ashes

Normal women

"New mother Dani has a lot going on. She's worried that her seemingly healthy husband, Clark, might drop dead, leaving her and her baby, Lotte, destitute. She's worried that she hasn't lived up to her birthright as the daughter of the legendary Garbage King, DJ Silver, whose waste management company employed the town of Metcalf for decades. And she's really worried that, try as she might, she's not a gym-going, manicure-sporting, perfectly coiffed Normal Woman. And then Dani discovers The Temple

Murder on the Christmas express

"All aboard, but beware! Passengers who sleep on this train may never wake up. In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train from London to the Highlands derails, along with the festive plans of its travelers. With the train buried in snow in themiddle of nowhere, the passengers have only each other, and not all of them will reach their holiday celebrations. As a killer tries to pick passengers off one by one, former Met Detective Roz Parker can't resist one last investigation, but murd

Murder in the Mist by Harrison, Cora
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Murder in the Mist

In the Wick of Time by Jones, Valona
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
In the Wick of Time

Gone for gouda

While playing host to celebrity vegan chef Phoebe Winston, cheesemonger Willa Bauer, shocked when photos surface showing that Phoebe is, in fact, a carnivore, finds things crumbling around her as Phoebe is murdered and Willa's employee stands accused of the crime.

Forgotten Trail by Kells, Claire
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Forgotten Trail

Death of a clam digger

"Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell usually reserves judgement for local cuisine, not the people who serve it. But staying neutral isn't so easy when caught between the biggest seafood rivals in town--her BFF Mona Barnes and the successful Leighton clan. Adding to a bitter decades-old surf-turf war between family businesses, a modern Romeo and Juliet story unfolds as Mona's son gets engaged to the daughter of her sworn enemy... Spiteful patriarch Lonnie Leighton is also steamed about the

The Deadliest Legacy

Dating Can Be Deadly

Dangerous women

"This urgent, cleverly plotted high stakes thriller is set in motion by botched attack on two law clerks leaving one dead and the other in a coma. The ensuing cover up leaves a string of bodies and too many players at cross-purposes. It also leaves ChiefJustice Clarissa Baxter with a target on her back. We'll need an off the grid hero with friends in high places: enter retired FBI agent-turned-boardinghouse landlady, Ethel Fiona Crestwater (legend) and her double-first-cousin-twice-removed Jesse

Curds of prey

When the mayor's nephew, and Summer Harrington's husband-to-be, meets his demise during the wedding shower, cheesemonger Willa Bauer, at the request of the mayor, must follow the clues to catch a killer, which drives a wedge between two of Sonoma Valley'smost powerful families.

Cry Wolf by Jensen, Lark O.
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Cry Wolf

Case of the Bleus by Moss, Korina
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Case of the Bleus

Best Be Prepared by Florio, Gwen
Date added:
Sep 8, 2023
Best Be Prepared

Blood betrayal

"In Blackwater Falls, Colorado, veteran police officer Harry Cooper is hot on the heels of some local vandals when the situation turns deadly: believing one of them has a gun, Harry opens fire and Duante Reed, a young Black man, is killed. The "gun" in his hands was a bottle of spray paint. Meanwhile, in nearby Denver, a drug raid goes south and a Latino teen, Mateo Ruiz, is also killed. Detective Inaya Rahman is all too familiar with the name of the young cop who has seemingly killed Mateo: Kel


"Robin Lockwood is now a prominent defense attorney in Portland, Oregon but a decade ago, she was a ranked and rising MMA fighter. Her career came to a quick end when she was knocked out and concussed in the first round by Mandy Kerrigan, a much more talented fighter. Now the situation couldn't be more different, with Kerrigan on her last legs, her career nearly over, arrested for the quadruple murder of the entire Finch family...and Kerrigan's only possible friend is the attorney she beat so ma

Murder on the Christmas express

"All aboard, but beware! Passengers who sleep on this train may never wake up. In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train from London to the Highlands derails, along with the festive plans of its travelers. With the train buried in snow in the middle of nowhere, the passengers have only each other, and not all of them will reach their holiday celebrations. As a killer tries to pick passengers off one by one, former Met Detective Roz Parker can't resist one last investigation, but mur

A body in the village hall

"Kate Palmer is more than ready for the quiet life in Lower Tinworthy, Cornwall. But within weeks of her arrival, a woman is found dead in the village hall, stabbed to death with her own kitchen knife ... The victim is Fenella Barker Jones: chairwoman of the Women's Institute, doyenne of the amateur dramatic society, and reigning champion of the WI cake-baking contest. But whilst she may have been at the centre of village life, there were plenty who had reason to dislike her - as Kate is about t

Beer and loathing

"It's ski week in everyone's favorite Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington. Sloan Krause and her brewing partner in crime Garrett Strong are pouring pints of their deliciously decadent obsidian IPA and serving up slices of peanut butter chocolate pretzel bars. The mid-winter has everyone buzzing with excitement, especially Garrett. His family is arriving for a long overdue visit to Nitro. He can't wait to show them around the village, spend afternoons skiing the surrounding alpine slopes,