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Sydney noir by Sydney noir

Nothing lasts in Sydney, especially good fortune: lives are upturned, shops are sold, roads dug up, trees and houses knocked down, premiers discarded, and entire communities relocated in the name of that economic mantra--growth and progress. Just when you think the traffic can't get any worse and the screech of the 747s descending over your roof can't get any louder, along comes a wild electrical storm that batters the buildings and shakes the power lines and washes the garbage off the streets a

Jan 3, 2019
The Alchemist's illusion by Pandian, Gigi, 1975- author. The Alchemist's illusion

In an effort to rescue her mentor, Nicolas Flamel, centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust and her best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef, delve into the world of art forgery to unearth a clue hidden in a stolen painting.

Jan 8, 2019
The Case of the Careless Kitten by Gardner, Erle Stanley/ Penzler, Otto (INT) The Case of the Careless Kitten

Jan 3, 2019
The coronation / A Fandorin Mystery by Akunin, B. (Boris), author. The coronation / A Fandorin Mystery

Jan 9, 2019
The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Queen, Ellery/ Penzler, Otto (INT) The Dutch Shoe Mystery

Jan 3, 2019
The flimflam affair - a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Pronzini, Bill, author. The flimflam affair - a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery

Carpenter and Quincannon Professional Detective Services is a fixture in San Francisco at the dawn of a new century. Sabina and John will protect their clients, doing what is necessary to run the dregs of society into the arms of the law. Sometimes that involves brute force. Other times, a more subtle touch is needed. Professor A. Vargas, medium extraordinaire, and his partner, Annabelle, don't use picks to open locked doors, and most certainly don't use violence to get what they want. Instead t

Jan 16, 2019
The Good Detective by McMahon, John The Good Detective

Jan 18, 2019
The hanging psalm by Nickson, Chris, author. The hanging psalm

"Leeds, 1820. Thief-taker Simon Westow knows all about lost property. A boy from the workhouse, he now has a comfortable business finding and returning his clients' stolen possessions. But when John Milner, a successful Leeds businessman, seeks out Simon's services to find his kidnapped daughter, Hannah, it's clear he faces a challenge like no other. Accompanied by his enigmatic and capable young assistant, Jane, Simon takes to the dark, shadowy streets of Leeds for information - streets he know

Jan 16, 2019
The hangman's secret by Rowland, Laura Joh, author. The hangman's secret

Photographer Sarah Bain and her friends Lord Hugh Staunton and sometime street urchin Mick O'Reilly are private detectives with a new gig--photographing crime scenes for London's Daily World newspaper. The Daily World is the latest business venture of their sole client, Sir Gerald Mariner, a fabulously wealthy and powerful banker. One cold, snowy January morning, Sarah, Hugh, and Mick are summoned to the goriest crime scene they've ever encountered. A pub owner named Harry Warbrick has been foun

Jan 8, 2019
The last of the Stanfields by Levy, Marc, 1961- author. The last of the Stanfields

"When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to a crime committed by her deceased mother, her life is turned upside down. It points her to a bar on the Baltimore Harbor, where she finds a stranger who has received the same mysterious letter about his own mother. Together, Eleanor-Rigby and this young man, George-Harrison Collins, embark on a quest through the shadowy past of the Stanfields, a moneyed Maryland family full of unimaginable secrets."--

Jan 10, 2019
The lost traveller by Connolly, Sheila, author. The lost traveller

"Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother’s last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork--much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan’s, in the small village of Leap. After a year-long struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan’s is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura’s life seems rosier than ever--but even in

Jan 7, 2019
The New Iberia blues by Burke, James Lee, 1936- author. The New Iberia blues

Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, it isn't to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who's been cr

Jan 3, 2019
The Shaker murders by Kuhns, Eleanor, author. The Shaker murders

"A peaceful Shaker community is rocked by a series of bizarre accidents, but is there more to them than first appears? Fresh from facing allegations of witchcraft and murder, travelling weaver Will Rees, his heavily pregnant wife Lydia and six adopted children take refuge in Zion, a Shaker community in rural Maine. Shortly after their arrival, screams in the night reveal a drowned body ... but is it murder or an unfortunate accident? The Shaker Elders argue it was just an accident, but Rees beli

Dec 27, 2018
The skeleton makes a friend by Perry, Leigh, author. The skeleton makes a friend

Jan 3, 2019
The spotted cats by Tapply, William G., author. The spotted cats

Brady Coyne goes to Montana in search of some golden leopards stolen during a brutal robbery from his invalid friend in Cape Cod, but the hunter soon becomes the quarry amid the treacherous terrain.

Dec 27, 2018
The vulgar boatman - a Brady Coyne mystery by Tapply, William G., author. The vulgar boatman - a Brady Coyne mystery

Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, hailed by the critics as "one of the most likable sleuths to appear on the crime scene," returns for his sixth exciting mystery adventure. "I gotta see you, Brady," says Tom Baron, friend and client and fat-cat Republican candidate for governor. Tom promises Brady a delicious frank-and-beans supper at an Elks Lodge fundraiser if Brady will just hop in his car and come to Windsor Harbor on the Massachusetts North Shore. Tempted, no doubt, by the promised culinary deligh

Dec 27, 2018
The walking bread by Archer, Winnie, author. The walking bread

Jan 9, 2019
Thread herrings by Wait, Lea, author. Thread herrings

Dec 28, 2018
Thread herrings by Wait, Lea, author. Thread herrings

An impulse purchase at an auction turns out to be deadly trouble when Sarah Byrne makes a television appeal for information about a document found hidden in a framed embroidery.

Jan 7, 2019
Tight lines by Tapply, William G., author. Tight lines

Brady Coyne suspects murder when he finds the drowned body of the heir to an estate in Concord, Massachusetts.

Dec 27, 2018

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