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Tim Garvin
Description: "Two investigations start at the same time in Swann County, North Carolina, one by the FBI, the other by the sheriff. The feds want to know who stole three Stinger missiles during a helicopter crash. The sheriff wants to know who hanged a black ex-con in a well. Seb Creek, a sheriff's detective, gets involved in both investigations and fights through lies, secrets, and murder to find the killer. The trail involves a long-ago axe murder, the ravages of combat, an outdoor gas chamber, a mystery at the bottom of a well, and finally a last killing and an ancient testament."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Darcie Wilde
Description: "Trust is a delicate thing, and no one knows that better than Rosalind Thorne. Lady Melbourne has entrusted her with recovering a packet of highly sensitive private letters stolen from her desk. The contents of these letters hold great interest for the famous poet Lord Byron, who had carried on a notorious public affair with Lady Melbourne's daughter-in-law, the inconveniently unstable Lady Caroline Lamb. Rosalind is to take up residence in Melbourne House, posing as Lady Melbourne's confidential secretary. There, she must discover the thief and regain possession of the letters before any further scandal erupts. However, Lady Melbourne omits a crucial detail. Rosalind learns from the Bow Street runner, Adam Harkness, that an unidentified woman was found dead in the courtyard of Melbourne House. The coroner has determined she was poisoned. Adam urges Rosalind to use her new position in the household to help solve the murder. As she begins to untangle a web of secrets and blackmail, Rosalind finds she must risk her own life to bring the desperate business to an end." --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Victoria Gilbert
Description: "Taylorsford Public Library director Amy Webber's friend "Sunny" Fields is running for mayor. But nothing puts a damper on a campaign like an actual skeleton in a candidate's closet. Sunny's grandparents ran a commune back in the 1960s on their organic farm. But these former hippies face criminal charges when human remains are found in their fields -- and a forensic examination reveals that the death was neither natural nor accidental. With Sunny's mayoral hopes fading, Amy sets her wedding plans aside, says "not yet" to the dress, and uses her research skills to clear her best friend's family. Any of the now-elderly commune members could have been the culprit. As former hippies perish one by one, Amy and her friends Richard, Aunt Lydia, and Hugh Chen pursue every lead. But if Amy can't find whoever killed these "flower children," someone may soon be placing flowers on her grave." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Lisa Preston
Description: "A dead blow hammer leaves little to no mark on the surface it strikes. It's not a shoer's tool, but horseshoer Rainy Dale knows them and knows there are more questions than answers about how her new client became a widow. The old woman says there was hardly a bruise on her dead husband. Why was he driving his tractor so dangerously near the killer bull? How long did it take him to die after the machine rolled and pinned him? The whole town seems aware of the dead man's wandering eye. Did the widow know? It all happened just before Rainy came to town, about the time that her fiance, Guy, volunteered with his buddy to help search for a young woman who went missing from Cowdry, Oregon. Rainy is supposed to be making wedding plans and friends, but she can't help being drawn into the town's old intrigues. Once again, Rainy will have to dig deep and use all the tools in her box to both defend herself and the people she's just learning to love."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Catherine Lloyd
Description: "1825. Delighted by the quiet uproar of raising their newborn, Lady Lucy and Major Sir Robert Kurland could not be more pleased at the prospect of welcoming another into their home. But their preparations are soon overshadowed by a baffling case of murder . . . Once known to all in her village as the rector's daughter, Lucy is now a mother herself - to a wonderful eighteen-month-old son, Ned. Upon discovering that she is expecting a second child, Lucy and Robert are delighted. In anticipation of the new arrival, Lucy is set on expanding her nursery staff. When Agnes, her current nurse, recommends her cousin, it seems like the perfect solution. But trouble arrives along with the new nursery maid from London. Polly's flirtations provoke fisticuffs in the servants' hall and tumult in the village tavern, and on her afternoon off, she fails to return to the Kurland Estate. When a farmer finds her lifeless body in a drainage ditch, Lucy and Robert fear foul play. To their consternation, they learn their new nursery maid was not who they thought. As Lucy's sister Anna leaves the rectory and moves in to watch over Ned, the couple's search for the truth leads them to the London theater world, where aristocrats purchase their mistresses, and into danger. But the real threat strikes all too close to home..."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Deepa Anappara
Description: "Based on a true story--Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality police shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she gets the best grades), and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. At times exuberant, at times heartbreaking, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line traces the unfolding of a tragedy while capturing the fierce warmth and resilience of a community forged in times of trouble"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Michael Stanley
Description: "Recent university graduate David 'Kubu' Bengu joins the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department directly rather than via the normal route of a constable on the beat. This does not sit well with existing detectives. Shortly after he joins the CID, the richest diamond mine in the world is robbed of 100,000 carats of diamonds in transit. The robbery is well-executed and brutal. Police immediately suspect an inside job, but there is no evidence of who it could be. When the robbers are killed execution-style in South Africa and the diamonds are still missing, the game changes, and suspicion focuses on a witch doctor and his son. Does "Kubu" have the skill and the integrity to engineer an international trap and catch those responsible, or will the biggest risk of his life end in disaster?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Joe Ide
Description: Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. IQ-- Isaiah Quintabe-- is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can't, Angus will harm the PI's new girlfriend, ending her career. The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Isaiah's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Ide
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2019
Lee Goldberg
Description: "A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department's history. Eve ... and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder -- but there are no corpses. Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer ..."--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 21, 2020
Lee Hollis
Description: "If Poppy didn't believe she was in too deep as the only female juror in a high-profile assault case involving an infamously hot-tempered crooner, she's sure of it upon meeting blast-from-her-past Rod Harper. A former TV co-star from her short-lived acting days, Rod is as dashing as ever, and now he wants to partner again - this time to locate his missing daughter. Returning a pampered songstress with a penchant for running away back home unscathed shouldn't be too challenging. But dodging Rod's charms while on the job is another story - and so is finding a dead body! When Poppy discovers a fellow juror face down in a swimming pool, she's unwittingly thrust into a murder investigation with sinister parallels to the troubled chanteuse's disappearance."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
M. L. Huie
Description: "It's V-E Day 1946 in London. Former spy Livy Nash is celebrating with her third drink before noon. She went to war to kill Nazis and quickly became one of the toughest agents in France. But her war ended with betrayal and the execution of the man she loved. Now Livy spends her days proofreading a demeaning advice column and her nights alone with black market vodka. But everything changes when she meets Ian Fleming. The man who will create the world's most sophisticated spy has an agenda and sends Livy to France with one task: track down the traitor who killed the man she loved. Livy jumps at the chance, heading back to Paris undercover as a journalist. But the City of Lights is teeming with spies, and Livy quickly learns just how much the game has changed. With enemies on every corner and ever-shifting alliances, she'll have to learn to fight a new war if she wants to conquer the past once and for all."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hui
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Suzanne M. Wolfe
Description: Nicholas Holt is called upon to find the murderer of one of Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting, but finds the queen may be as dangerous as the killer if he fails in his mission.
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Rennie Airth
Description: On a trip into Winchester, former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair learns of a tragedy that has taken place in the village he is staying in. Beloved church organist Greta Hartmann has slipped and fallen to her death in a shallow creek, and while investigations conclude it to be an accident, her friend and housemate Vera remains unconvinced. After learning that Greta was the widower of a prominent anti-Nazi German preacher, Sinclair meets with the distraught Vera, and he resolves to dig deeper into the story. His investigations lead him to the stately manor of Julia Lesage where she lives with her devoted staff which include her secretary, cook, and driver. Though confined to a wheelchair, Julia is an electrifying spirit with a sharp wit, and those who know her adore her. Among those who do, a gentleman with dubious business dealings is also staying at the house--and Julia appears to be in love with him. A blizzard hits, keeping Sinclair, and later Madden, on the grounds with little to do but analyze the case of Greta's death until a murder takes place, and everyone becomes a suspect.
Call Number: FIC Air
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Gigi Pandian
Description: "A locked-room mystery at a Paris mansion. A supposed ghost haunting a French family who looted treasure from Cambodia. A reclusive thriller author writing a novel in honor of historian Jaya Jones--is it a work of fiction or a devious device to lure Jaya into solving a chilling mystery? Three unsolved murders spanning seventy years have befallen the same French family, each taking place two nights before Christmas at their Paris mansion--and blamed on the family ghost. When Jaya realizes the truth hits closer to home than she realized, she must risk everything as she flees San Francisco for France and Cambodia to find a missing sculpture known as the Serpent King and stop a flesh and blood killer." --Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Jean-Luc Bannalec
Description: "Deep sea fishers, dolphin researchers, smugglers, and an island shrouded in myth in the middle of the rough Atlantic ocean: Commissaire Dupin had sworn he would never again investigate on the ocean, but his fifth case takes him offshore, off the west coast of Brittany on a beautifully sunny day in June. He lands on the unique Île de Sein, populated by more rabbits than people, where the hairdresser arrives by boat and which was formerly inhabited by powerful witches and even the devil himself. In front of this impressive backdrop-between the islands of Molène, Ouessant, and the bay of Douarnenez-Dupin and his team follow a puzzling case that pushes them to their very limits"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Kwei Quartey
Description: "When her dreams of rising through the police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her life in Accra. Through a sympathetic former colleague, Emma gets an interview with a private detective agency tracking down missing persons, thefts, and marital infidelities. It's not the future she imagined, but it's her best option. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife's passing. Through the support group, he's even met a young Ghanaian widow he really cares about, and when her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill--to the horror of his only son, Derek. When Gordon runs off to Ghana to surprise his new love and disappears, Derek chases after him, fearing for his father's life. The case of the missing American man will drag both Emma and Derek into a world of Sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to keep things secret through death"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Qua
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 3, 2020
Jessica Fellowes
Description: "The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid's death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London's Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady's maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh. When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst . . . all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Vicki Delany
Description: "The 6th of January is Sherlock Holmes's birthday, and lucky for Gemma Doyle, January is also the slowest time of the year at both the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room. It's a good time for Gemma and her friends to travel to England for a Holmes Convention. For Gemma, the trip provides an opportunity to visit her parents, Jayne Wilson is excited about seeing all the sites London has to offer, and Ryan Ashburton just wants to spend some time with Gemma. But the trip is immediately derailed when Gemma's father Henry recognizes his brother-in-law Randolph Denhaugh, who disappeared more than thirty years ago on the night he stole a valuable painting from his own parents. Henry, a retired detective with Scotland Yard, has been keeping tabs on the man's career as a forger of Old Masters and he warns Randy to stay away from his family. It's up to Gemma, with the help of her friends, to plunge into the "lowest and vilest alleys" of London to save her father from prison."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Del
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Paige Shelton
Description: Beth Rivers is on the run -- she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away. Cold and remote, Alaska seems tailormade for her to hide out. Beth's new home in Alaska is sparsely populated with people who all seem to be running or hiding from something, and though she accidentally booked a room at a halfway house, she feels safer than she's felt since Levi took her. That is, until she's told about a local death that's a suspected murder. Could the death of Linda Rafferty have anything to do with her horror at the hands of Levi Brooks? As Beth navigates her way through the wilds of her new home, her memories of her time in the van are coming back, replaying the terror and the fear -- and threatening to keep her from healing, from reclaiming her old life again. Can she get back to normal, will she ever truly feel safe, and can she help solve the local mystery, if only so she doesn't have to think about her own?
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Alice Blanchard
Description: "There's something wicked in Burning Lake... Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, an isolated town known for its dark past. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years, Natalie wrestles with the town's troubled history - and the scars left by her sister's unsolved murder years ago. Then Daisy Buckner, a beloved schoolteacher, is found dead on her kitchen floor, and a suspect immediately comes to mind. But it's not that simple. The suspect is in a coma, collapsed only hours after the teacher's death, and it turns out Daisy had secrets of her own. Natalie knows there is more to the case, but as the investigation deepens, even she cannot predict the far-reaching consequences - for the victim, for the missing of Burning Lake, and for herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Loren D Estleman
Description: "Amos Walker is hired by Francis X. Lawes, a private-sector mover and shaker in Detroit politics, to prove that his wife, Paula, who disappeared under sinister circumstances more than six years ago, is dead. Francis wants to remarry without having to wait for the seven-year declaration-of-death rule to kick in. Walker's investigation is complicated by two facts: the police still consider Lawes the prime suspect, and the first-responding officer in that old case was killed in the line of duty shortly afterwards and his notebook has never been found. The question for Walker is, if Lawes is guilty, why would he put himself in jeopardy of arrest and prosecution by giving the forensics team a body to work on?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2019
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Tim Garvin
FIC Gar
The Course Of All Treasons : An Elizabethan Spy Mystery
Suzanne M. Wolfe
FIC Wol
And Dangerous To Know
Darcie Wilde
FIC Wil
The Decent Inn Of Death
Rennie Airth
FIC Air
Bound For Murder : A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Victoria Gilbert
FIC Gil
The Glass Thief
Gigi Pandian
FIC Pan
Dead Blow
Lisa Preston
FIC Pre
The Killing Tide
Jean-Luc Bannalec
FIC Ban
Death Comes To The Nursery
Catherine Lloyd
FIC Llo
The Missing American
Kwei Quartey
FIC Qua
Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line : A Novel
Deepa Anappara
FIC Ana
The Mitford Scandal
Jessica Fellowes
FIC Fel
Facets Of Death
Michael Stanley
FIC Sta
There's A Murder Afoot
Vicki Delany
FIC Del
Hi Five
Joe Ide
FIC Ide
Thin Ice : A Mystery
Paige Shelton
FIC She
Lost Hills
Lee Goldberg
FIC Gol
Trace Of Evil
Alice Blanchard
FIC Bla
Poppy Harmon And The Hung Jury
Lee Hollis
FIC Hol
When Old Midnight Comes Along
Loren D Estleman
FIC Est
Spitfire
M. L. Huie
FIC Hui