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Written in blood by Green, Layton, author. Written in blood

"A career homicide detective returns to his small hometown and is soon asked to investigate a series of local murders with a perverse literary twist"--

Nov 16, 2017
Wolves in the dark - [No. 19 - Varg Veum] by Staalesen, Gunnar, 1947-, author. Wolves in the dark - [No. 19 - Varg Veum]

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum's life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he's accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material and who is seeking the ultimate revenge. When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the r

Nov 16, 2017
A whiff of cyanide by Fraser-Sampson, Guy, author. A whiff of cyanide

The third volume of the bestselling Hampstead Murders sees the team become involved with a suspicious death at a crime writers' convention. Is this the result of a bitterly contested election for the Chair of the Crime Writers' Association or are even darker forces at work? Peter Collins, who is attending the convention as the author of a new book on poisoning in Golden Age fiction, worries that the key clue to unlock this puzzle may be buried within his own memories. A character called Miss Mar

Nov 16, 2017
The vineyard victims by Crosby, Ellen, 1953- author. The vineyard victims

"When Jamison Vaughn --Virginia real estate mogul, vineyard owner, and failed US presidential candidate --drives his gold SUV into a stone pillar at the entrance to Montgomery Estate Vineyard, Lucie Montgomery is certain the crash was deliberate. But everyone else in town is equally sure that Jamie must have lost control of the SUV on a rain-slicked country road. In spite of being saddled with massive campaign debts from the election, Jamie is seemingly the man with the perfect life. What possib

Nov 16, 2017
The villa of mysteries by Hewson, David, 1953- The villa of mysteries

"In Rome?s crowded Campo dei Fiori, a woman rushes up to two carabinieri lounging in their sunglasses and uniforms, insisting that her sixteen-year-old daughter has just been abducted. Detective Nic Costa sees the scene unfold and intervenes. Because Costa knows what the two officers don?t: that in the morgue at Rome?s police headquarters, a forensic pathologist is examining the strange, mummified corpse of another girl, whose disappearance and death bear haunting similarities?."--Publisher desc

Nov 16, 2017
Unnatural acts - a Stone Barrington novel by Woods, Stuart. Unnatural acts - a Stone Barrington novel

When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protege, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case--and an old one comes back to haunt him--he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes ... and plan new ones.

Nov 16, 2017
Trespass by Quinn, Anthony (Anthony J.), author. Trespass

"Detective Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travelers already under investigation for smuggling and organized crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during The Troubles--the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly's investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the lawlessness of Northern Ireland's border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the sear

Nov 16, 2017
The Thames river murders by Gardner, Ashley, author. The Thames river murders

Captain Lacey is asked by Peter Thompson of the Thames River Police to help him investigate a cold case - the murder of a woman found near the docks Thompson patrols. The investigation was sidelined, considered unsolvable, but Thompson has long wished to find her killer. Captain Lacey joins him in the hunt, entering a part of society that is closed to outsiders. Meanwhile, he must deal with his daughter's debut and more developments in his new domestic life, including a anonymous blackmailer who

Nov 16, 2017
Swimming to Catalina - a novel by Woods, Stuart, author. Swimming to Catalina - a novel

When an actor's wife is abducted in Hollywood, the husband turns for help to lawyer Stone Barrington, the wife's ex-boyfriend. For Barrington, it is a dangerous assignment as the Mafia is involved, but he knows danger, having been a New York policeman.

Nov 16, 2017
Sugar cookie murder - a Hannah Swensen holiday mystery with recipes by Fluke, Joanne, 1943- Sugar cookie murder - a Hannah Swensen holiday mystery with recipes

During the Christmas party at Lake Eden's community center, Hannah Swensen stumbles upon a murder when Martin Dubinski's new wife, a former Las Vegas showgirl, is found dead with Hannah's mother's silver cake knife buried in her cleavage.

Nov 16, 2017
The sorcerer's appendix by Brackston, Paula. The sorcerer's appendix

When Gretel from the popular children's tale--now all grown up and working as a private investigator--takes on the case of a missing sorcerer, she doesn't realize that it will take her into the heart of the deep, dark woods, and face to face with an old enemy. Set in 1776 Bavaria.

Nov 16, 2017
Sleep no more - six murderous tales by James, P. D., author. Sleep no more - six murderous tales

An anthology of six previously uncollected stories explores the memories, emotional machinations, rationalizations, dreams, and desires of people who get away with the perfect murder or who help keep information about a killing secret.

Nov 16, 2017
The skeleton paints a picture by Perry, Leigh, author. The skeleton paints a picture

Georgia Thackery, adjunct English professor, has a new job teaching at Falstone College of Art and Design, known as FAD to its students and faculty. Living in a borrowed bungalow during winter in the snowiest part of Massachusetts, Georgia feels her isolation weighing as heavily as the weather. Then she receives a package containing her best friend, Sid, a walking, talking skeleton who has lived with the Thackery family since Georgia was six. With Georgia working out of town, Sid was lonely too.

Nov 16, 2017
Six stories by Wesolowski, Matt, author. Six stories

1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivaled the success of Serial, with

Nov 16, 2017
Silent partner - an Alex Delaware novel by Kellerman, Jonathan. Silent partner - an Alex Delaware novel

Psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware hunts for clues to the death of an old flame, Sharon Ransom, a search that takes him through California's wealthy enclaves and one family's dark past.

Nov 16, 2017
Silence by Quinn, Anthony (Anthony J.), author. Silence

A bizarre road accident propels Celcius Daly into an investigation that could reveal the truth about his mother's death thirty years ago Father Aloysius Walsh spent the last years of his life painstakingly collecting evidence of a yearlong killing spree, unparalleled savagery that blighted Ireland's borderlands at the end of the 1970s. Pinned to his bedroom wall, a macabre map charts the grim territory of death--victims, weapons, wounds, dates--and somehow, amid the forest of pins and notes, he

Nov 16, 2017
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

Nov 16, 2017
Seven up by Evanovich, Janet. Seven up

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight -- and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs -- if she gives him everything

Nov 16, 2017
Seeds of revenge by Tyson, Wendy, 1969- author. Seeds of revenge

"Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. So much so that she braves a December snowstorm to pitch her fresh greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs. And then she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road."--Cover.

Nov 16, 2017
The sacred cut by Hewson, David. The sacred cut

"The snow is falling on the ancient streets of Rome. And in the heart of the city, under the Pantheon?s great dome, a woman?s body lies on the marble floor, carefully positioned with a gruesome carving on her back ... In David Hewson?s ingenious new thriller, this horrific murder hurtles Rome?s police force into a collision with U.S. agents?and a secret that has festered for fifteen years, now unraveling in the world?s most enigmatic city"--Publisher website.

Nov 16, 2017

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