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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.

Nov 12, 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 . .

Nov 12, 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

Nov 12, 2017
Unholy city - a Claire Codella mystery by Smith, Carrie, author. Unholy city - a Claire Codella mystery

When a senior churchwarden is found murdered in the herb garden of his Manhattan church, detectives Claire Codella and Brian Haggerty set aside their differences to identify a killer among several possible suspects.

Nov 12, 2017
Thread the halls by Wait, Lea. Thread the halls

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Nov 12, 2017
Smoke and mirrors - a Miss Barnum mystery by Daniels, Casey, author. Smoke and mirrors - a Miss Barnum mystery

Evie Barnum is in charge of her brother's museum, a place teeming with scientific specimens and "human prodigies" including a bearded woman and the lizard man. In this weird and whacky workplace, Evie hopes she can bury her secrets. But when an old friend shows up and begs for her help, she does all she can to stay away. The next time she sees him, he is dead in front of the exhibit of the Feejee Mermaid. Suspicion for the murder falls on Jeffrey, known as the Lizard Man, but Evie knows it isn't

Nov 12, 2017
The secret, book & scone society by Adams, Ellery, author. The secret, book & scone society

"Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked 'comfort' scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent -- prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain a

Nov 12, 2017
The question of the absentee father - an Asperger's mystery by Copperman, E. J., 1957- author. The question of the absentee father - an Asperger's mystery

Samuel Hoenig, proprietor of Questions Answered, doesn't have strong feelings about his estranged father, but when his mother receives an enigmatic letter and asks him where his father lives, Samuel is duty bound to provide an answer. Unfortunately, answering this question means traveling to Los Angeles with his associate, Ms. Washburn. The personality traits of Asperger's Syndrome make flying across the country a major challenge for Samuel... and it's nothing compared to the danger they'll fac

Nov 12, 2017
Quarry's climax by Collins, Max Allan, author. Quarry's climax

Memphis, 1975. "Raunchy" doesn't begin to describe Max Climer's magazine, Climax, or his all-hours strip club, or his planned video empire. And evangelists, feminists, and local watchdog groups all want him out of business. But someone wants more than that, and has hired a killer to end Max's career permanently. Only another hit man - the ruthless professional known as Quarry, star of the acclaimed series on Cinemax - can keep Climer from becoming a casualty in the Sexual Revolution.

Nov 12, 2017
Pulse by Francis, Felix, author. Pulse

"A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body. Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased--and who struggles with mental health issues--is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to an

Nov 12, 2017
Outside the wire - a Pacific homicide novel by Smiley, Patricia, author. Outside the wire - a Pacific homicide novel

Homicide detective Davie Richards is called to an airport parking garage to investigate the shooting of a retired U.S. Army Ranger. Missing personal items point to a robbery, but Davie suspects a more sinister motive when she notices only one military dog tag around the Ranger's neck. Could the murderer have taken the other as a memento of the kill? As Davie unravels baffling clues, one murder becomes two and a pattern begins to emerge. Racing to save the killer's next victim, Davie is led to a

Nov 12, 2017
An old, cold grave by Whishaw, Iona, 1948- author. An old, cold grave

"It's early spring of 1947 in idyllic King's Cove, and the Hughes ladies, mere et fille, are gardening and sorting through the jars of food that have been put up for the winter. But while cleaning up after the roof of their root cellar has caved in slightly, they are horrified to discover a small skeletal hand embedded in the mess. Panicked, they call Lane Winslow, the ex-British secret service agent, and, not without some misgivings about the state of their tense relationship, Lane calls Inspec

Nov 12, 2017
Not a creature was purring by Davis, Krista, author. Not a creature was purring

While preparing for the town's Christkindl Market and dealing with an unexpected love triangle, Holly Miller stumbles upon the corpse of a pet-clothing tycoon. She and her dedicated pet detectives, must sniff out a killer. Includes recipes for owners and their pets.

Nov 12, 2017
Night market by Pembrey, Daniel, author. Night market

"When Henk van der Pol is asked by the Justice Minister to infiltrate a team investigating an online child exploitation network, he can hardly say no - he's at the mercy of prominent government figures in The Hague. But he soon realises the case is far more complex than he was led to believe... Picking up from where The Harbour Master ended, this new investigation sees Detective Van der Pol once again put his life on the line as he wades the murky waters between right and wrong in his search for

Nov 12, 2017
Murder in an English village - a Beryl and Edwina mystery by Ellicott, Jessica, author. Murder in an English village - a Beryl and Edwina mystery

As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn't be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they're the perfect match. 1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems just the ticket.

Nov 12, 2017
Much ado about murder by Duncan, Elizabeth J., author. Much ado about murder

When the up-and-coming new British director for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" is found dead, a presumed suicide, costume designer Charlotte Fairfax investigates.

Nov 12, 2017
Mr. Campion's abdication by Ripley, Mike. Mr. Campion's abdication

‘So where exactly did Albert Campion stand on the Abdication?’ ‘Behind the throne, slightly to the left?’ suggested Commander Charles Luke. Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion finds himself masquerading as technical advisor to a very suspicious but glamorous Italian film producer and her crew hunting for buried treasure that never was in the Suffolk village of Heronhoe near Pontisbright which used to host trysts between Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson. ‘When it came to the Abdication Crisis in ’36

Nov 12, 2017
The motive from the deed by Wynn, Patricia. The motive from the deed

Hester Keane's brother is implicated in the murder of a notorious London bookseller in the shadow of St. Dunstan's Church.

Nov 12, 2017
Mining for justice - a Chloe Ellefson mystery by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959- author. Mining for justice - a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. Whil

Nov 12, 2017
Lean mean thirteen by Evanovich, Janet. Lean mean thirteen

Mistake #1: Dickie Orr. Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her arch-nemesis Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping to never see either one of them again. Mistake #2: Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (a.k.a. Ranger). Ranger needs her to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, he's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And

Nov 12, 2017