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Gilt by association by Smith, Karen Rose, author. Gilt by association

"Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet's Valentines' Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she's never too busy to do a little staging, and she's looking forward to thawing February's frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House. Her client Louise Downing's romantically decorated home practically staged itself. But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forc

Nov 21, 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
Hardcore twenty-four - a Stephanie Plum novel by Evanovich, Janet, author. Hardcore twenty-four - a Stephanie Plum novel

"Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases."--

Nov 22, 2017
Hark the Herald Angels Slay. by Hark the Herald Angels Slay.

Nov 17, 2017
Heaven's crooked finger - an Earl Marcus mystery by Early, Hank, author. Heaven's crooked finger - an Earl Marcus mystery

Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father RJ's church--a church built on fear, penance, and the twisting, writhing mass of snakes. But then an ominous photo of RJ is delivered to Earl's home. The photograph is dated long after his father's burial, and there's no doubt that the man in the picture is very much alive.

Nov 20, 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
I've got my eyes on you by Clark, Mary Higgins, author. I've got my eyes on you

Nov 20, 2017
Innocent in death by Robb, J. D., 1950- Innocent in death

Investigating the baffling murder case of an ordinary and much-loved private school teacher, New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man.

Nov 21, 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
Knit to kill by Canadeo, Anne, 1955- author. Knit to kill

While on a weekend getaway to Osprey Island to unwind before Black Sheep member Lucy Binger's wedding, a prominent member of the community is murdered, turning the idyllic setting into a crime scene. The knitters step into the investigation when the husband of Black Sheep Suzanne Cavanaugh's friend and the group's host Amy is the prime suspect.

Nov 20, 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 20, 2017
Lean mean thirteen by Evanovich, Janet. Lean mean thirteen

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, along with her offbeat family and associates, embarks on her thirteenth perilous adventure.

Nov 21, 2017
Mayhem & mass by Matthews, Olivia, author. Mayhem & mass

Nov 18, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2017
Plum lovin' by Evanovich, Janet. Plum lovin'

Receiving simultaneous caches of love letters and hate mail, Connie Rosolli enlists the aid of Lula, Grandma Mazur, and the enigmatic Diesel when she becomes suspicious that her secret admirer and stalker are the same person.

Nov 21, 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
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 21, 2017

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