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Island of the mad - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by King, Laurie R., author. Island of the mad - a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedla

Jun 21, 2018
Hydra by Wesolowski, Matt, author. Hydra

"One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the 'Macleod Massacre'. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose `Six Stories' podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, inte

Jun 21, 2018
Hiding in plain sight by Ellis, Mary, 1951- author. Hiding in plain sight

On the run from a troubled past, Kate Weller, the newest member of Price Investigations, covers her tracks, changes her name and takes a case in Charleston, South Carolina, where she can hide in plain sight. Renting a charming room with a waterfront view, Kate sets about trying to locate her adopted client's natural siblings, only to find more questions than answers when she eventually tracks down a long-lost sister. Meanwhile, her new landlord won't stop sticking his nose into her case. As far

Jun 21, 2018
The gene police by Light, Elliott D. The gene police

Eugenics promoted the belief that a race could be improved by controlling who was allowed to mate with whom. It was eugenics that compelled white doctors to attempt to murder Baby John. It was compassion that led to his kidnapping. And it is the cruelest of circumstances--the murder of Jennifer Rice--that fifty years later leads Shep Harrington to search for Baby John. As Shep soon learns, the quest brings him to the top of a slippery slope with an ill-defined edge. Question begets question, a

Jun 21, 2018
Death notice - a novel by Zhou, Haohui, 1977- author. Death notice - a novel

"An elite police squad hunts a manipulative mastermind out to publically execute criminals the law cannot reach"--

Jun 21, 2018
Death and a pot of chowder by Kidd, Cornelia, author. Death and a pot of chowder

"Anna Winslow, her husband Burt and their teenage son have deep roots on Quarry Island. Burt and his brother, Carl, are lobstermen, just like their father and grandfather before them. And while some things on the island never seem to change, Anna's life is about to take some drastically unexpected turns. First, Anna discovers that she has a younger sister, Izzie Jordan. Then, on the day she drives to Portland to meet Izzie for the first time, Carl's lobster boat is found abandoned and adrift. La

Jun 21, 2018
The color of Bee Larkham's murder by Harris, Sarah J., 1971- author. The color of Bee Larkham's murder

"In the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia--a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds--who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible. Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart lives in a world of dazzling color that no one else can see, least of all his dad. Words, numbers, days of the week, people's voices--everything has its own unique shade. But rece

Jun 21, 2018
The word is murder by Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author. The word is murder

"She planned her own burial. But did she arrange her own murder? New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with

Jun 22, 2018
Tiny crimes - very short tales of mystery and murder by Tiny crimes - very short tales of mystery and murder

Forty very short stories that reimagine the genre of crime writing from some of today’s most imaginative and thrilling writers. Tiny Crimes gathers leading and emerging literary voices to tell tales of villainy and intrigue in only a few hundred words. From the most hard-boiled of noirs to the coziest of mysteries, with diminutive double crosses, miniature murders, and crimes both real and imagined, Tiny Crimes rounds up all the usual suspects, and some unusual suspects, too. With illustrations

Jun 22, 2018
A stone's throw - an Ellie Stone mystery by Ziskin, James W., 1960- author. A stone's throw - an Ellie Stone mystery

"Ellie Stone, a young newspaper reporter in 1960s' upstate New York, investigates a double murder at an abandoned stud farm near glamorous Saratoga Springs"--

Jun 22, 2018
Still lives - a novel by Hummel, Maria, author. Still lives - a novel

Kim Lord is an avant-garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women--the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others--and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women. As the city's richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum's opening night, all

Jun 22, 2018
São Paulo noir by São Paulo noir

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. On the heels of Rio Noir, beloved Brazilian rock star and best-selling novelist Tony Bellotto ushers another world-class city into the Akashic Noir Series. From the introduction by Tony Bellotto: Encyclopedias will say that São Paulo is the main financial, corporate,

Jun 22, 2018
The pot thief who studied Edward Abbey by Orenduff, J. Michael (Jess Michael), 1944- author. The pot thief who studied Edward Abbey

"Before making a somewhat notorious name for himself as a salvager of antiquated pottery and other desert artifacts, Hubie Schuze was an eager student at the University of New Mexico--right up until they booted him out. Now, he's back at UNM as a pottery teacher. It should be a breeze, but campus life has changed dramatically in the past twenty-five years. From cell phones to trigger warnings to sensitivity workshops, Hubie has to get up to speed fast or risk losing control of his class. But his

Jun 22, 2018
Local artist - perfecting the art of murder by Trembling, Paul, author. Local artist - perfecting the art of murder

"When what began as a possible burglary turns out to be a particularly nasty murder, Sandra Deeson, the librarian who finds the body, is deeply shaken. Worse, this isn't the first time this has happened to her."--Back cover.

Jun 22, 2018
Lagos noir by Lagos noir

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Now, West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria's best-known authors. From the introduction by Chris Abani: Lagos has, like many coastal cities, a very checkered and noir past. It is the largest city in Nigeria and its former capi

Jun 22, 2018
Gentlemen formerly dressed - a Rowland Sinclair mystery by Gentill, Sulari, author. Gentlemen formerly dressed - a Rowland Sinclair mystery

Handsome, wry, and witty despite his impeccable manners, and the dedicated black sheep of his conservative, wealthy Australian family, Rowland Sinclair prefers to leave managing the immense family fortune and politics to his elder brother, Wil, while pursuing a life as a gentleman artist. A life in company of boho housemates Clyde, a fellow painter; Milton, a plagiarising poet; and Edna, the beautiful, emancipated sculptress who is both his muse and the (unacknowledged) love of his life. Having

Jun 22, 2018
Double Wedding Death by Sachitano, Arlene Double Wedding Death

Jun 22, 2018
Disappearing Nine Patch by Sachitano, Arlene Disappearing Nine Patch

Jun 22, 2018
The devil's half mile by Hirsch, Paddy, author. The devil's half mile

"Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians... 1799 was a hell of a year. Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil's Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father's murder, he exposes a massive frau

Jun 22, 2018
Darkness lane - a Geneva Chase mystery by Kies, Thomas, author. Darkness lane - a Geneva Chase mystery

The newshound in Geneva Chase spurs her to bad if not downright dangerous choices as two unrelated crimes unexpectedly collide. A fifteen-year-old girl at her ward's high school has vanished along with her English teacher. Ant then there's the abused woman who torched her sadistic husband, and how to keep her out of the clutches of powerful mobsters and thus, out of the news. Out on the crime beat, Geneva works to unravel the connection, if any, between these two disparate stories while her news

Jun 22, 2018

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