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Unseen by Slaughter, Karin Unseen

Nov 18, 2017
Mayhem & mass by Matthews, Olivia, author. Mayhem & mass

Nov 18, 2017
Full service blonde - a Copper Black mystery by Edwards, Megan. Full service blonde - a Copper Black mystery

A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth? In this prequel to Getting of on Frank Sinatra, it's Christmastime in Sin City. Aspiring journalist Copper Black meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada's legal brothels. She's offered Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light's "calendar girl" get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays. Copper i

Nov 18, 2017
Forgiving Maximo Rothman by Sidransky, A. J. Forgiving Maximo Rothman

Nov 18, 2017
Death at Rainy Mountain by Medawar, Mardi Oakley Death at Rainy Mountain

Nov 18, 2017
Body on the doorstep by MacKenzie, A. J. Body on the doorstep

Nov 18, 2017
The usual Santas - a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers by The usual Santas - a collection of Soho Crime Christmas capers

"Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo` Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and oth

Nov 17, 2017
Tears of the giraffe by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- Tears of the giraffe

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the kind owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. This new development provokes a hostile reaction from Mr. Matekoni's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the engagement. Despite all this, duty calls, and Mma Ramotswe is asked to help find an American woman's son who has been missing in Africa for 10 years.

Nov 17, 2017
Quick & dirty by Woods, Stuart, author. Quick & dirty

"When a slam-bang of a crime brings a beautiful new client into Stone Barrington's office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It's a business where a rare find could make a career--and a collection--and mistakes in judgment are costly. And under its genteel and high-minded veneer lurks an assortment of grifters and malfeasants eager to cash in on the game. In the exclusive world of New York City's luxury pe

Nov 17, 2017
Jimmy the kid - a Dortmunder novel by Westlake, Donald E., author. Jimmy the kid - a Dortmunder novel

"Kelp has a plan, and John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book. In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and Dortmunder's, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so bril

Nov 17, 2017
How the finch stole Christmas! - a Meg Langslow mystery by Andrews, Donna, author. How the finch stole Christmas! - a Meg Langslow mystery

As in her previous Christmas mysteries, Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, Andrews continues to write “firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie’s Christmas books” (Toronto Globe and Mail). New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews takes us home to Caerphilly for the holidays in her new hilarious Christmas mystery How the Finch Stole Christmas! Meg's husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol into a full-sca

Nov 17, 2017
Hark the Herald Angels Slay. by Hark the Herald Angels Slay.

Nov 17, 2017
Gin and panic - a mystery by Chance, Maia, author. Gin and panic - a mystery

Former socialite Lola Woodby, not-so-discreet private eye in Prohibition-era New York City, along with her grim Swedish sidekick, Berta, take on a piece-of-cake job: retrieving a rhinoceros trophy from the Connecticut mansion of big game hunter Rudy Montgomery. After all, their client, Lord Sudley, promises them a handsome paycheck, and the gin and tonics will be free. But no sooner do they arrive at Montgomery Hall than Rudy is shot dead with a houseful of suspicious characters standing by. Lor

Nov 17, 2017
Dying to live - a Detective Kubu mystery by Stanley, Michael, author. Dying to live - a Detective Kubu mystery

A Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Although the man looks old enough to have died of natural causes, the police suspect foul play, and the body is sent to Gaborone for an autopsy. Pathologist Ian MacGregor confirms the cause of death as a broken neck, but is greatly puzzled by the man's physiology. Although he's obviously very old, his internal organs look remarkably young. He calls in Assistant Superintendent David "Kubu" Bengu. When the Bushman's corpse is sto

Nov 17, 2017
The big book of rogues and villains by The big book of rogues and villains

The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men,

Nov 17, 2017
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

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