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The forgotten - a Decker/Lazarus novel by Kellerman, Faye. The forgotten - a Decker/Lazarus novel

Having submitted for counseling a troubled wealthy teen who desecrated a synagogue, Rina Lazarus discovers there is more to the case when the boy and his therapists are murdered.

Nov 16, 2017
The ghost of Christmas past by Bowen, Rhys, author. The ghost of Christmas past

"Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out in

Nov 16, 2017
The ghosts of Galway by Bruen, Ken, author. The ghosts of Galway

"As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money, and with former cop on his resume, Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is h

Nov 16, 2017
The glamorous dead by Gates, Suzanne, author. The glamorous dead

"Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder... The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway-- no pun intended. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it.

Nov 13, 2017
The habit of murder - the twenty-third chronicle of Matthew Batholomew by Gregory, Susanna, 1958- author. The habit of murder - the twenty-third chronicle of Matthew Batholomew

The medieval sleuth and physician Matthew Bartholomew foils another dastardly plot. In 1360 a deputation from Cambridge ventures to the Suffolk town of Clare in the hope that the wealthy Elizabeth de Burgh has left a legacy to Michaelhouse. Yet when they arrive they discover that the report of her death is false and that the college seems destined for bankruptcy. Determined to see if some of its well-heeled citizens can be persuaded to sponsor Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael a

Nov 12, 2017
The house of unexpected sisters by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author. The house of unexpected sisters

"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investig

Nov 12, 2017
The house on Foster Hill by Wright, Jaime Jo, author. The house on Foster Hill

Nov 16, 2017
The lizard's bite by Hewson, David, 1953- The lizard's bite

Ordered to investigate the apparently open-and-shut case of a fire in a glass foundry that had claimed two lives, Italian detectives Nic Costa and his partner dig deeply into the insular glass-making region of Murano and the strange Arcangeli family, uncovering the dark and dangerous world that lurks beneath the city's glittering facade.

Nov 16, 2017
The Mercedes coffin by Kellerman, Faye. The Mercedes coffin

When a billionaire heiress connects a recent high-profile murder to an unsolved killing from fifteen years earlier, LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker schedules an interview with a detective from the first case, only to learn of the man's suspicious suicide, which prompts his collaboration with his wife and daughter to solve the case.

Nov 16, 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
The overlook - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author. The overlook - a novel

Having left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a doctor whose death is linked to the theft of a dangerous radioactive substance that Harry fears may be part of a terrorist plot.

Nov 16, 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
The reversal - a novel by Connelly, Michael, 1956- author. The reversal - a novel

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out

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
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 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
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
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
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
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