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Connie Berry
Description: On a remote Scottish island, American antique dealer Kate Hamilton sleuths a killing that eerily replicates a murder still unsolved after 200 years.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Nancy Herriman
Description: Autumn has fallen on Wiltshire, but as the air grows crisp and the trees turn a resplendent gold, a sinister presence arrives in the form of a horrifying murder. Bartholomew Reade, a player in a traveling troupe, has been found stabbed, sprawled on a low mound outside the village, a reed pen jabbed into his throat. On the night of the murder, a bleeding woman collapses at the doorstep of herbalist Bess Ellyott desperately seeking help. Could she have a connection to the dead man? As Bess seeks answers, Constable Kit Harwoode is busy assembling his own lengthy list of suspects. Reade had many enemies, including the leader of the troupe, who resented his ambitions as a playwright, and his fellow players, who bristled at his arrogance--just to name a few. As if the case weren't thorny enough, the hill where the dead man was found is reputed to have once been the site of a Druid temple. And recent reports of diseased sheep and sick children, supposedly the work of a witch, have the townspeople terrified.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Victoria Hamilton
Description: "When Sir Henry Claybourne is murdered, young spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine--who has a secret hobby of rescuing young girls from predatory nobility at knife point--fears that she will be suspected of the murder and resolves to solve it." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Mario Giordano
Description: "When prosecco-loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamt her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor-bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman. Now, she's finally ready for some peace and quiet--interrupted by romantic encounters with handsome Chief Inspector Montana, of course--when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend's dog is poisoned, tell-tale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing their muscle. Poldi knows there will be no resolution without her help. She soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice. But once wine and murder mix, how could she possibly stay away?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gio
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Amy Patricia Meade
Description: Literary caterer Letitia 'Tish' Tarragon is delighted when Binnie Broderick, executive director of the local library, asks her to provide a literary inspired three-course dinner for the library's annual fundraiser. But when Binnie's food is poisoned, Tish suddenly finds herself fighting to save her reputation... and catch a killer.
Call Number: FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Serena Kent
Description: "It's love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d'Eau--The Song of Water--the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope put her unfaithful ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first. Since taking early retirement from her job in forensics at the Home Office in England, she's been an unpaid babysitter and chauffeur for her grandchildren. Now, she's going to start living for herself. Though her dream house needs major renovations, Penelope impulsively buys the property and moves to St. Merlot. But Penelope's daydreams of an adventurous life in Provence didn't include finding a corpse floating face down in her swimming pool. The discovery of the dead man plunges her headlong into a Provence stew of intrigue and lingering resentments simmering beneath the deceptively sunny village. Having worked in the forensics office, Penelope knows a thing or two about murder investigations. To find answers, she must carefully navigate between her seemingly ubiquitous, supercilious (and enviously chic) estate agent, the disdainful chief of police, and the devilishly handsome mayor--even as she finds herself tempted by all the delicacies the region has to offer."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Mariah Fredericks
Description: In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt's mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New York's notorious Italian mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life. As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household, and plan Louise's upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children's nanny, Sofia--a young Italian-American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery--and rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open. The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan, who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy, secretive household.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Katja Ivar
Description: "Lapland, Finland, 1952. It's the height of the Cold War and Finland is a snow-smothered powder keg. Sharing a long border with the Soviet Union, it is engaged in a high-wire act of protecting its independence from its sometimes dangerous neighbour. Hella Mauzer was the first ever woman Inspector in the Helsinki Homicide Unit. But deemed too ‘emotional’ for the job, she was reassigned to Lapland. When a man disappears from a remote village on the Soviet border, Hella jumps at the chance to investigate. Her boss is sceptical; after all, people disappear all the time in the snows of Finland. A murder victim is then discovered in the forest. But what Hella doesn’t know, is that the small village of Käärmela is harbouring another crime. A crime so evil it is beyond anything any of them could have ever imagined." -- Publisher's website
Call Number: FIC Iva
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Patricia Santos Marcantonio
Description: Felicity Carrol is interested in everything--except being a proper young matron of Victorian society. Brilliant and resourceful, Felicity took refuge in science and education after her mother died and her father abandoned her to servants. Now, all he wants is for her to marry into a family of status and money. Felicity has other ambitions--but her plans shudder to a halt when her mentor is murdered at the British Museum and his priceless manuscript of King Arthur lore is stolen. Tapping into her photographic memory and the latest in the burgeoning field of forensic detection, Felicity launches an investigation. Handsome Scotland Yard Inspector Jackson Davies is also on the case, and finds Felicity as meddlesome as she is intelligent. But when more nobles are murdered and their King Arthur relics stolen, Felicity must journey on her own into the dark underworld of antiquity theft, where she uncovers a motive far more nefarious than simple profit. As the killer sets his sights on a new victim--a charismatic duke who has captured Felicity's imagination--the stakes rise to impossible heights.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Ilaria Tuti
Description: "In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in the male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains are whispers of a dark and dangerous history, possibly tied to a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tut
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
R. J. Lee
Description: "When the four wealthy widows who make up the venerable Rosalie Bridge Club never get up from their card table, this quiet Mississippi town has its first quadruple homicide. Who put cyanide in their sugar bowl? An aspiring member and kibitzer with the exclusive club, Wendy takes a personal interest in finding justice for the ladies. She also has a professional motivation. A frustrated society columnist for the Rosalie Citizen, she's ready to deal herself a better hand as an investigative reporter. This could be her big break. Plus, she has a card or two up her sleeve: her sometimes boyfriend is a detective and her dad is the local chief of police. Partnering up with the men in her life, Wendy starts shuffling through suspects and turning over secrets long held close to the chest by the ladies. But when a wild card tries to take her out of the game, Wendy decides it's time to up the ante before she's the next one to go down."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Gbontwi Anyetei
Description: Mensah is the kind of man you go looking for when you have a problem. He will solve your problem for a price. He might cause mayhem and carnage on the way, but he will get the job done. So when a would-be African pop star disappears, her rich husband puts Mensah on the case. Soon things start to go wrong and Mensah finds he is the one being hunted.
Call Number: FIC Any
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Leslie Karst
Description: "Santa Cruz restaurateur Sally Solari's life is already boiling over as she deals with irate cooks and other staffing issues at the busy Gauguin restaurant. The rainy December weather isn't cooling things down, either. So she's steamed when her dad persuades her to take in Evelyn, her estranged blind cousin whose mother has just died of a drug overdose. But Evelyn proves to be lots of fun and she's a terrific cook. Back at the house she'd shared with her mom, Evelyn's heightened sense of touch tells her that various objects--a bottle of cranberry juice, her grandfather's jazz records--are out of place. She and her mom always kept things in the same place so Evelyn could find them. So she suspects that her mother's death was neither accident nor suicide, no matter what the police believe. The cousins' sleuthing takes Sally and Evelyn into the world of macho commercial kitchens, and the cutthroat competitiveness that can flame up between chefs."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Carlene O'Connor
Description: In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi's Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood. For a pint or a game of darts--or for the poker tournament that's just come to town--it's the pub you want. One player's reputation precedes him--Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack's pub, it's time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it's a simple suicide--after all, there's a note and the room was locked. But Siobhàn suspects foul play, as does Foley's very pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley's fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime--not to mention the possibility of a proposal--tensions are running high between Siobhàn and Macdara. Soon it's up to Siobhàn to call a killer's bluff, but if she doesn't play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game . . .
Call Number: FIC O'Co
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Lynn Brittney
Description: Chief Inspector Peter Beech, a young man invalided out of the war in one of the first battles, is tasked with investigating the murder of an aristocrat. The man's wife, a key witness and suspect, will only speak to a woman about the unpleasant details of the case. After persuading the Chief Commissioner to allow him to set up a clandestine team to deal with such situations, Beech puts together a small motley crew of well-educated women and professional policemen.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
S. C. Perkins
Description: Genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients' long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal that prove Austin, Texas, billionaire Gus Halloran's great-great grandfather was murdered back in 1849. Lucy is able to narrow the suspects down to two nineteenth-century Texans, one of whom is the ancestor of present-day U.S. senator Daniel Applewhite. But when Gus publicly outs the senator as the descendant of a murderer, and her former co-worker is murdered protecting the daguerreotype, Lucy finds that shaking the branches of some family trees proves them to be more twisted and dangerous than she ever thought possible. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Darryl Wimberley
Description: "Clara Buchanan has run her modest hometown newspaper for just over a year when an epidemic of paranormal sightings breaks the usual fare of football scores and family reunions. Flying saucers and dead relatives come to visit? Fake news. Clearly. But then Hiram Lamb is found gut-shot on family property in the company of his adopted brother, and Clara's confidence to distinguish fact from fiction erodes when her own investigation becomes guided or influenced by phenomena which she can neither discount nor explain"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Robin Blake
Description: It's the sweltering summer of 1744 and when an epidemic disease threatens the town, coroner Titus Cragg retires with his wife and baby son to a remote village in East Lancashire, where he hopes his family will enjoy the healthy and tranquil air. But Cragg finds the rural atmosphere anything but peaceful when he's called upon to investigate the horrific death of a local woman who has fallen victim to a cruel community punishment. Assisted by his friend Dr Luke Fidelis, Cragg begins to probe the village's prejudices and simmering hatreds, as he untangles cross-currents of suspicion, rivalry and rural customs which are very different from the ways he knows in the town. Then another local woman disappears, and events take a disturbing new twist.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Catriona McPherson
Description: Now settled in her little houseboat, moored in the slough at the back of the Last Ditch Motel, Lexy Campbell wants nothing more than to build her counseling business, avoid her mother's phone calls and--who knows?--meet a nice guy. But when she throws a Halloween party for her motley crew of motel pals, the only single man is too old for her, too wrapped up in the case of beer chilling in the slough, and--oh, yes--too dead. The smart choice is to leave it up to the cops to identify the body and catch the killer. Lexy and company make a different choice, and they're on the case before you could say "Tam O'Shanter," delving deep into the roots of this mystifying crime.
Call Number: FIC McP
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Chris Nickson
Description: "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 knows like the back of his hand. But his enquiries lead Simon and Jane into great danger. Could the answers lie in Simon's own past, and an old enemy seeking revenge?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Mick Finlay
Description: 1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid cases. Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before he and his assistant, Barnett, have tracked her down. But this seemingly simple missing-person case soon turns into a murder investigation. Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood's London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
T. J. Martinson
Description: "Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago. Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero's five years of cleaning up Chicago's streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity. But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher's past attempts to clean up the streets? With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city's violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically, or gave up hope and abandoned the city--and for the hostages, the clock is ticking." --amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
Eleanor Kuhns
Description: "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 believes otherwise. As Will investigates further, more deaths follow and a young girl vanishes from the community. Haunted by nightmares for his family's safety, Rees must rush to uncover the truth before the dreams can become reality and more lives are lost. Yet can the Shaker Elders be trusted, or is an outsider involved?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2019
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A Dream Of Death
Connie Berry
FIC Ber
Murder From Scratch
Leslie Karst
FIC Kar
A Fall Of Shadows
Nancy Herriman
FIC Her
Murder In An Irish Pub
Carlene O'Connor
FIC O'Co
A Gentlewoman's Guide To Murder
Victoria Hamilton
FIC Ham
Murder In Belgravia
Lynn Brittney
FIC Bri
Auntie Poldi And The Vineyards Of Etna
Mario Giordano
FIC Gio
Murder Once Removed
S. C. Perkins
FIC Per
Cookin' The Books
Amy Patricia Meade
FIC Mea
Post Facto
Darryl Wimberley
FIC Wim
Death In Provence: A Novel
Serena Kent
FIC Ken
Rough Music
Robin Blake
FIC Bla
Death Of A New American: A Mystery
Mariah Fredericks
FIC Fre
Scot & Soda
Catriona McPherson
FIC McP
Evil Things
Katja Ivar
FIC Iva
The Hanging Psalm
Chris Nickson
FIC Nic
Felicity Carrol And The Perilous Pursuit
Patricia Santos Marcantonio
FIC Mar
The Murder Pit
Mick Finlay
FIC Fin
Flowers Over The Inferno
Ilaria Tuti
FIC Tut
The Reign Of The Kingfisher
T. J. Martinson
FIC Mar
Grand Slam Murders
R. J. Lee
FIC Lee
The Shaker Murders
Eleanor Kuhns
FIC Kuh
Mensah
Gbontwi Anyetei
FIC Any