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Paula Munier
Description: "It may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldier Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, it's just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness--until the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and rescue Newfoundland Susie Bear respond to Mercy's 911 call, and the four must work together to track down a missing mother, solve a cold-case murder, and keep the citizens of Vermont safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Suzanne M. Wolfe
Description: "The court of Elizabeth I is no stranger to plotting and intrigue, but the royal retinue is thrown into chaos when the Queen's youngest and sweetest lady-in-waiting is murdered, her body left on the high altar of the Chapel Royal in Whitehall Palace. Solving the murder will require the cunning and savvy possessed by only one man. Enter Nicholas Holt, younger brother of the Earl of Blackwell--spy, rake, and owner of the infamous Black Sheep tavern in the seedy district of Bankside. Nick quickly learns that working for the Queen is a mixed blessing. Elizabeth--salty-tongued, vain, and fiercely intelligent--can, with a glance, either reward Nick with a purse of gold or have his head forcibly removed. When a second lady-in-waiting is slain at Whitehall, the court once again reels with shock and dismay. On the trail of a diabolical killer, Nick and his faithful sidekick--an enormous Irish Wolfhound named Hector--are treading on treacherous ground, and only the killer's head on a platter can keep them in the Queen's good graces"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Lynne Truss
Description: 1957. Famed theater critic A. S. Crystal has come to the British seaside resort of Brighton with something other than the local production of A Shilling in the Meter on his mind. He intends to tell Constable Twitten the secret he knows about the still-unsolved Aldersgate Stick-Up case of 1945. Just before Crystal names the criminal mastermind involved, he's shot dead in his seat. As Constable Twitten and his colleague Sargent Jim Brunswick set out to solve the decade-old mystery, they venture deep into the criminal underworld that lies beneath Brighton's holiday-happy veneer. When they discover a criminal conspiracy that dates back decades, will Brunswick and Twitten be able to foil the mastermind? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Tru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Emma Viskic
Description: A woman accosts Caleb in the street, asking for help. Minutes later, she's dead. The search for her killer will take Caleb back to his hometown of Resurrection Bay, where all it takes is a single spark to ignite an inferno of violence.
Call Number: FIC Vis
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Emilia Bernhard
Description: "The only thing chillier than a Parisian winter is cold-blooded murder. When French financier Edgar Bowen drowns in a bowl of soup, his former girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is alarmed by the unnatural death. Who dies eating a nice vichyssoise? But when she overhears a mourner at his funeral describing the circumstances of his death, something sounds even stranger: a bottle of rosé was on the dining table when he died. The only problem: Edgar loathed rosé. If he wasn't drinking it, who was? After the police rule the death accidental, Rachel knows it's up to her and her best friend Magda to investigate. As the two Americans immerse themselves in Edgar's upper-class world, the list of suspects grows: Could it have been his son, who inherited his money and lavish apartment? His icy ex-wife? His greedy new girlfriend? His impoverished personal assistant? But when the suspects start dropping like flies, Rachel and Magda realize the murderer is tying up loose ends. It'll be up to two amateur sleuths to solve their first case before the murderer decides they're next..."Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Laurie Loewenstein
Description: "When a rainmaker is bludgeoned to death in the pitch-blackness of a colossal dust storm, small-town sheriff Temple Jennings shoulders yet another burden in the hard times of the 1930s Dust Bowl."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Loe
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2018
Steven Cooper
Description: A killer is on the loose, leaving fresh bodies among the dead in Phoenix cemeteries, and marking the murders with ghoulish signs that warn of more evil to come. It's a crude camouflage that has Detective Alex Mills stumped. As he has done before, Mills turns to his buddy, the reluctant psychic Gus Parker. His visions, as cryptic and baffling as they sometimes are, mean something.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Chris Simms
Description: "A series of chilling murders has left Manchester in a state of terror. Women are being found dead in their homes, their bodies arranged in the same macabre pose. Each has been strangled, her mobile phone forced down her throat. How is the killer getting in to each victim's house? What have they done to become a target? Why have none put up a fight? Fresh-faced and full of enthusiasm, newly-qualified Detective Constable Sean Blake has just landed a position on the investigating team. Desperate to prove himself, Sean realizes that, if he is to catch the killer, he's going to have to think outside the box. But is he prepared for the vengeful wrath of a truly twisted mind?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Amy Stewart
Description: After a year on the job, New Jersey's first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart. While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape. In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath's future - and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
Description: Rising War Office star Mycroft Holmes persuades his brother, Sherlock, to volunteer at a friend's orphanage, where the suspicious death of a street urchin and a mysterious Chinese woman lead the brothers into the London opium trade's dark underside.
Call Number: FIC Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Tamara Berry
Description: "Ellie has an ailing sister to care for, and working as a ghost hunter who doesn't believe in ghosts helps cover the bills for both of them. When she's lucky, it also pays for the occasional tropical vacation. Her brother doesn't exactly approve, but Ellie figures she's providing a service. On her latest job, though, she may be in for some genuine scares. The skeptical, reserved, and very rich Nicholas Hartford III has flown her all the way to his family's ancestral estate in England -- supposedly haunted by a phantom named Xavier. Nicholas thinks it's all just as much a crock as Ellie's business is, but the fact remains that something is causing the flashes of light, mysterious accidents, and other apparent pranks in the chilly, eerie castle." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Mark De Castrique
Description: "Towns like Gainesboro, North Carolina, may be small but go big on local traditions. When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's annual Apple Festival Parade, what could go wrong? With Archie involved - anything!"-- from publisher's web site.
Call Number: FIC De C
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
James R. Benn
Description: "July, 1944, a full month after D-Day. Billy, Kaz, and Big Mike are assigned to investigate a double murder, close to the front lines in Normandy. An American officer and a member of the French Resistance were found dead in a manor house outside the town of Trevieres. The investigation is shrouded in secrecy, due to the highly confidential nature of the American unit headquartered at the Manoir de Castilly; the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2018
Graeme Macrae Burnet, Raymond Brunet
Description: In the small French town of Saint-Louis, Inspector Gorski investigates a suspicious car crash that left a respected solicitor dead.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Description: "Gina "Tinkerbell" Miyoko is not your typical private eye. Armed with a baby blue Magnum, a Harley blessed with Holy Water by her dramatically disposed mother, and a Japanese mingei tucked in her pocket (a good luck charm from her Sherlock Holmes-obsessed father) Tink spends her time sniffing out delinquent dads in the San Francisco Bay area and honing her detective skills. But when her best friend Rose, an undercover agent, discovers there's a stalker on her tail, she hires Tink as a bodyguard. Someone must be trying to intimidate Rose and scare her out of testifying in an upcoming case on looted Mayan artifacts. But when Tink tries to flush-out the stalker, things take a far more dangerous turn"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Boh
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Jeff Gulvin
Description: New Orleans, 1967. A Texas Ranger, a string of murders, a leaky DA's office, cops and pimps in each others' pockets, and a missing blues singer. In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction and possibly out of his depth. Every time he asks questions there's trouble: from the pharmacist to the detective running scared to the pimp who turned to him as a last resort. Suddenly, John Q himself is looking like the only link between a series of murders. But who could be trying to set him up and why, and who can he turn to in a town where Southern tradition and family ties rule?
Call Number: FIC Gul
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Ragnar Jónasson
Description: The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rag
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Sara Gran
Description: Claire DeWitt, the hard-living and tough-talking private investigator, has always been something of a detective. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Claire and her two best friends, Tracy and Kelly, fell under the spell of the book Detection by legendary French detective Jacques Silette. The three solved many cases together and were inseparable - until the day Tracy vanished without a trace. That is still the only case Claire ever failed to solve.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Martin Limón
Description: "The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are ordered by superiors to pull the body to South Korean side, they have no idea of the international conflict the action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bae, a young Korean civilian assigned to the US Army who had few enemies. But the murderer could be from either side of the DMZ, and if it turns out to be North Korea, how can two US military agents interrogate witnesses? What George and Ernie discover gets them pulled off the case, but they continue to look into Corporal Noh's death against orders, fearing they've put the wrong man behind bars"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2018
Elly Griffiths
Description: "In a nail-biting hunt for a missing loved one, DI Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto discover once again that the line between art, life, and death is all too easily blurred"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
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A Borrowing Of Bones
Paula Munier
FIC Mun
Séances Are For Suckers
Tamara Berry
FIC Ber
A Murder By Any Name
Suzanne M. Wolfe
FIC Wol
Secret Undertaking
Mark De Castrique
FIC De C
A Shot In The Dark
Lynne Truss
FIC Tru
Solemn Graves
James R. Benn
FIC Ben
And Fire Came Down
Emma Viskic
FIC Vis
The Accident On The A35
Graeme Macrae Burnet, Raymond Brunet
FIC Bur
Death In Paris
Emilia Bernhard
FIC Ber
The Antiquities Hunter
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
FIC Boh
Death Of A Rainmaker : A Dust Bowl Mystery
Laurie Loewenstein
FIC Loe
The Contract
Jeff Gulvin
FIC Gul
Dig Your Grave
Steven Cooper
FIC Coo
The Darkness: A Thriller
Ragnar Jónasson
FIC Rag
Loose Tongues
Chris Simms
FIC Sim
The Infinite Blacktop: A Novel
Sara Gran
FIC Gra
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit
Amy Stewart
FIC Ste
The Line
Martin Limón
FIC Lim
Mycroft And Sherlock: A Novel
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
FIC Abd
The Vanishing Box
Elly Griffiths
FIC Gri