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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
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
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
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
Slay bells ring by Smith, Karen Rose. Slay bells ring

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismet, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, D.C. The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is

Nov 13, 2017
Sizzling sixteen by Evanovich, Janet. Sizzling sixteen

Someone wants to kill Vinnie, but who? The list is long, and it's up to Stephanie to whittle it down to one.

Nov 13, 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 of the lamps by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Silence of the lamps

Just when Caprice thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one sus

Nov 13, 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
Shades of wrath by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Shades of wrath

Between her booming business, her family, and her work rescuing stray animals, home stager Caprice De Luca's life is packed. But when a murder unsettles peaceful Kismet, Pennsylvania, she adds amateur sleuth to her resume. Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet's women's shelter, Sunrise Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter's director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice's decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and

Nov 13, 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
Ring in the year with murder by Wallace, Auralee, author. Ring in the year with murder

This New Year's Eve, Erica's resolution is to have a great night--even if it kills her. She is, after all, at the party to end all parties: a Great Gatsby--themed gala sure to be the talk of Otter Lake, New Hampshire. With her perfectly finger-waved hair, borrowed pearls, and scarlet flapper dress, Erica is determined to be unflappable, despite the presence of her ex, Sheriff Grady Forrester, and his hot date, a bubbly blonde who has a hard time holding her drink. Literally ... In a plot twist a

Nov 13, 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
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
Purple palette for murder by Harlick, R. J., 1946- author. Purple palette for murder

"Meg Harris is forced to leave the sanctuary of Three Deer Point and fly to Yellowknife, where her stepdaughter lies near death and her husband is in jail for killing a man. Expecting to find Eric shouting his innocence, she instead finds him cowed and willing to do hard time. But Meg doesn't believe he's guilty. Convinced that there's more to the murder victim - and the attack on her stepdaughter - than the police think, Meg finds herself on a sordid trail of family secrets and greed, hoping sh

Nov 16, 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
Prayers for the dead - a Decker/Lazarus novel by Kellerman, Faye. Prayers for the dead - a Decker/Lazarus novel

LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker investigates the murder of famed heart surgeon Azor Sparks, but cannot seem to find an angle among the conflicting stories of the doctor's heirs, his jealous colleagues, and a gang of outlaw bikers.

Nov 16, 2017