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Christopher Huang
Description: "The year is 1924. The cobblestoned streets of St. James ring with jazz as Britain races forward into an age of peace and prosperity. London's back alleys, however, are filled with broken soldiers and still enshadowed by the lingering horrors of the Great War. Only a few years removed from the trenches of Flanders himself, Lieutenant Eric Peterkin has just been granted membership in the most prestigious soldiers-only club in London: The Britannia. But when a gentleman's wager ends with a member stabbed to death, the victim's last words echo in the Lieutenant's head: that he would "soon right a great wrong from the past." Eric is certain that one of his fellow members is the murderer: but who? Captain Mortimer Wolfe, the soldier's soldier thrice escaped from German custody? Second Lieutenant Oliver Saxon, the brilliant codebreaker? Or Captain Edward Aldershott, the steely club president whose Savile Row suits hide a frightening collision of mustard gas scars? Eric's investigation will draw him far from the marbled halls of the Britannia, to the shadowy remains of a dilapidated war hospital and the heroin dens of Limehouse. And as the facade of gentlemenhood cracks, Eric faces a Matryoshka doll of murder, vice, and secrets pointing not only to the officers of his own club but the very investigator assigned by Scotland Yard." Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hua
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Aaron J. Elkins
Description: Art curator Val Caruso is not a happy camper. His promotion has just been nixed, his divorce has become final, and he's dug himself into a nice little rut for his fortieth birthday. The uplift? A trip to Milan to help Holocaust survivor Sol Bezzecca recover a pair of cherished sketches by Renoir. They'd once been given to Sol's family by the then-unknown artist, looted by the Italian Fascist militia, and now after decades in hiding have turned up for auction. It's Val's job to get them back.
Call Number: FIC Elk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Heather Redmond
Description: With the help of his boss' attractive, vivacious daughter, young journalist Charles Dickens investigates the death of a young woman that bears unsettling similarities to a murder that occurred a year ago to the day.
Call Number: FIC Red
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Dolores Redondo
Description: "When novelist Manuel Ortigosa learns that his husband, Álvaro, has been killed in a car crash, it comes as a devastating shock, but it won't be the last. He's now arrived in Galicia where Álvaro died. It's where the case has already been quickly closed as a tragic accident. It's also where Álvaro hid his secrets. The man to whom Manuel was married for fifteen years was not the unassuming man he knew. Álvaro's trail leads Manuel deep into one of Spain's most powerful and guarded families. Behind the walls of their forbidding estate, Manuel is nothing but an unwelcome and dangerous intruder. Then he finds two allies: a stubbornly suspicious police lieutenant and Álvaro's old friend, and private confessor, from seminary school. Together they're collecting the pieces of Álvaro's past, his double life, and his mysterious death"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Red
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Julia Keller
Description: "After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap. And she finds herself in the white-hot center of a complicated and deadly case -- even as she comes to terms with one last, devastating secret of her own. A prominent local family has fallen victim to the same sickness that infects the whole region: drug addiction. With mother against father, child against parent, and tensions that lead inexorably to tragedy, they are trapped in a grim, hopeless struggle with nowhere to turn. Bell has lost her job as prosecutor -- but not her affection for her ragtag, hard-luck hometown. Teamed up with former Deputy Jake Oakes, who battles his own demons as he adjusts to life as a paraplegic, and aided by the new prosecutor, Rhonda Lovejoy, Bell tackles a case as poignant as it is perilous, as heartbreaking as it is challenging."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Andrea Camilleri
Description: "Set on the Sicilian coast, a collection of eight short stories featuring the young Inspector Montalbano In 1980s Vigàta, a restless Inspector Montalbano brings his brash yet clear-sighted investigative style to eight enthralling cases. Death at Sea finds the detective seeking to bring justice to crimes -- from those involving jilted lovers and deadly family affairs to an encounter featuring the assassination attempt against the Pope to murders in unexpected places -- always with the mafia not far behind.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Lucy Burdette
Description: Hayley Snow, fiery food critic for Key Zest magazine, has just landed a ticket to one of the most prestigious events in Key West: a high-brow three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House. Even though she'll be working the event helping her mother's fledgling catering business, there's plenty of spicy gossip to go around. But just before her mother's decadent flan is put to the test, Key West's most prized possession, Hemingway's Nobel prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case. Unsavory suspicions point to Gabriel, a family friend and one of the new busboys working the event, who mysteriously goes missing moments later. Anxious to clear his name, Gabriel's family enlists Hayley to help find him, but right as they begin their search, his body is found stabbed to death in the storeroom.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Kellye Garrett
Description: "When publicist Lyla Davis is killed in what appears to be botched ATM robbery, actress-turned-private-investigator Dayna Anderson infiltrates Hollywood celebrity circles to ferret out the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Stephanie Gayle
Description: "In the small, sleepy town of Idyll, Connecticut, Police Chief Thomas Lynch assists police officer Michael Finnegan to uncover clues to his sister's disappearance two decades ago. Charleston, Massachusetts, 1972: Rookie cop Michael Finnegan gets a call from his mother. His youngest sister, Susan, has disappeared, the same sister who ran away two years earlier. Anxious not to waste police resources, Finnegan advises his family to wait and search on their own. But a week turns into two decades, and Susan is never found. Idyll, Connecticut, 1999: In the woods outside of town, a young woman's corpse is discovered. When Police Chief Thomas Lynch notices that Finnegan seems unusually disturbed by the case, Lynch digs a little deeper and learns of Finnegan's missing sister. Despite their prickly relationship, Lynch makes a bargain with his officer: He will investigate the cold case of Finnegan's long-lost sister while Finnegan looks for clues to the body found in the woods. Both cases reveal old secrets, including revelations about a man everyone thought they knew who was hiding things his entire career"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Tania Bayard
Description: "Paris, 1393. Scribe Christine de Pizan dreads going to the palace to work, where people believe the mad king can be cured with magic. But a certain spell book leaves murdered bodies in its wake. Then Hugues de Precy is murdered and his wife, Alix, is blamed. Can Christine prove Alix's innocence and save her from being burned at the stake?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Bay
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Alyssa Maxwell
Description: After a disappointing year in New York City, Emma Cross has returned to Newport, Rhode Island, determined to report on hard news. For now she's covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be on display as Cleopatra in an elaborate tableau vivant. As Cleo ascends to her throne the recently installed modern electricity goes out, plunging into room into darkness. When the lights come back on, Cleo is dead-- electrocuted. The array of eligible suspects could fill another ballroom, and Emma puts her own life at risk to shine a light on a merciless murder.
Call Number: FIC Max
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Sheila Connolly
Description: "Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheford, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job supervising every aspect of the day-to-day operations of a high-end boutique hotel on the Baltimore waterfront. Then her high school best friend asks her to come talk with the town leaders of Asheford, but she won't say why. Kate can't cut her last link to her past, so she agrees to make the short trip across the state to Asheford. Once Kate arrives, the town council members reveal that their town is on the verge of going bankrupt, and they've decided that Kate's skills and knowledge make her the perfect person to cure all their ills. The town has used its last available funds to buy the huge Victorian mansion just outside of town, hoping to use it to attract some of the tourists who travel to visit the nearby Civil War battle sites. Kate has less-than-fond memories of the mansion, for personal reasons, but to make matters worse, the only person who has presented a possible alternate plan is Cordelia Walker--Kate's high school nemesis, who had a hand in driving Kate away from Asheford so many years. But a few days later Kate receives a call from the police--Cordelia has been found dead on the mansion property, and Kate is all-but certain that her name is high on the suspect list. She finds herself juggling the murder investigation and her growing fascination with the magnificent old house that turns out to be full of long-hidden mysteries itself. Kate knows she must clear her name and save her town--before she ends up behind bars."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Maurizio De Giovanni
Description: "A Commissario Ricciardi Neapolitan mystery that packs a real punch. Years ago, Vinnie Sannino left Naples on a ship bound for America, where he found fame and wealth as a boxer. But his gilded life in the new world came to an abrupt end when, during a fight, with a heavy punch to the head of his opponent, Vinnie killed a man in the ring. Now, Vinnie's back in Italy, pining for the woman he left behind. Cettina, however, is now a married woman. She was, at least, until recently when her husband was found dead, killed by a single blow to the head. For Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most faceted cops in fiction, and his partner Maione, it is a going to be a long, rainy, week in Naples"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC De G
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Lawrence Osborne
Description: "Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature's most enduring detectives back to life - as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure. The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe - now in his seventy-second year - is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn - supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne's resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon"-- Provided by publisher."Commissioned by the Raymond Chandler estate, Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature's most enduring detectives back to life - as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Osb
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Lee Hollis
Description: When Poppy goes from complacent retiree to penniless widow in a matter of weeks, the idea of spending her golden years as the biggest charity case in Palm Springs renders her speechless. With no real skills and nothing left to lose, Poppy uses her obsession with true crime shows to start a career as a private eye.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Caz Frear
Description: "Twenty-six-year-old Cat Kinsella overcame a troubled childhood to become a detective constable with the Metropolitan Police Force, but she's never been able to banish the ghosts of her past or reconcile with her estranged father. Work provides a refuge from her family dysfunction, but she relies on a caustic wit to hide her vulnerability from her colleagues. When a mysterious phone call links a recent strangling victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland eighteen years earlier, the news is discomfiting for Cat. Though she was only a child when her family met Maryanne on a family vacation, right before she vanished, Cat knew that her charming but dissolute father wasn't telling the truth when he denied knowing anything about the girl's disappearance. Did he do something to Maryanne all those years ago? Could he have something to do with her current case? Determined to close the two cases, Cat rushes headlong into the investigation, crossing ethical lines and trampling professional codes. But the deeper she digs, the darker the secrets she may uncover... Narrated by the unforgettable Cat, Sweet Little Lies is both a compelling police procedural and a look at how we grapple with the shadows of our pasts"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Vivian Conroy
Description: "Miss Merula Merriweather is not like other women her age: instead of hunting for a husband at balls and soirees she spends her time in a conservatory hatching exotic creatures. As the Royal Zoological Society won't accept a woman's accomplishments, she has her uncle Rupert take credit for her achievements. But at a zoological lecture, the guest of honor dies after contact with one of Merula's butterflies, and Merula's uncle is arrested for murder. In an attempt to safeguard evidence to prove his innocence, Merula almost gets killed but for the timely interference of enigmatic Lord Raven Royston. Viewing natural history as a last resort to regain respectability lost by too many dubious business investments, Raven didn't expect his first lecture to take a murderous turn. Feeling partially responsible because he encouraged Merula to release the gigantic butterfly from the glass case in which it was kept, Raven suggests they solve the puzzle of Lady Sophia's sudden death together by looking closer at her relations with estranged friends, long suffering staff and the man groomed to be her heir, so close to her money and yet unable to touch any of it..."--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
James Brydon
Description: "December 1959: A furious anticolonial war rages in Algeria. Captain Jacques le Garrec, a former detective and French Resistance hero, returns to France in disgrace. Traumatized after two years of working in the army intelligence services, he's now accused of a brutal crime. As le Garrec awaits trial in the tiny Breton town where he grew up, he is asked to look into a disturbing and unsolved murder committed the previous winter. A local teenage girl was killed and her bizarrely mutilated body was left displayed on the heathland in a way that no one could understand. His investigations draw him into the dark past of the town, still haunted by memories of the German occupation. As he tries to reconstruct the events of the murder, the violence of this crime and his recollections of Algeria intertwine, threatening to submerge him."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Sujata Massey
Call Number: FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
V. M. Burns
Description: "A house fire is extinguished to reveal the body of a choir director. The smell of gasoline points to murder. Thomas Warrendale was employed by First Baptist Church, where Detective RJ Franklin Jr. is a parishioner. Recovering from a car accident, RJ is on leave from the police force in St. Joseph, Indiana, when this puzzling case calls him back. His insider's knowledge makes him the obvious choice to lead the investigation. The congregation doubled after Warrendale revamped the music to appeal to a more youthful crowd. RJ's godmother, Mama B, gives the detective an earful about the choir director's non-musical activities. Warrendale was also an accountant and a "fancy pants" seducer. His clients believe the man was stealing from them. Warrendale turns out to be an alias; his real name was Tyrone Warren, once a highly paid CPA in Cleveland. Was Warren in hiding? From his stone-faced wife? A disgruntled client? Now someone is breaking in to the dead choir director's office and the homes of his former clients. Believing the vandal to be the killer, RJ is particularly concerned about the safety of one client, the striking owner of two hair salons."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
J. E. Barnard
Description: "With her career in tatters and her marriage receding in the rear-view mirror, ex-RCMP corporal Lacey McCrae trades her uniform for a tool belt and the Lower Mainland for the foothills west of Calgary. Amid the oil barons, hockey stars, and other high rollers living in the wilderness playground is her old university roommate, Dee Phillips. Dee's glossy life was shattered by a reckless driver. Now she's haunted by a nighttime prowler only she can hear. As snowmelt swells the Elbow River, threatening to close the only bridge back to civilization, Lacey must control her fears and find out who has reason to want Dee silenced. A missing hockey player and the strange behaviour of the neighbours throws shadows of doubt on several locals. But just when Lacey starts to put the pieces together, it seems that she may be putting a target on her own back. Someone has a secret, and they'll go to great lengths to ensure it is never revealed."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Ann Cleeves
Description: Hoping for a fresh start, an English family moves to the remote Shetland islands, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny's body is found hanging in the barn beside their home, rumors of her affair with the husband spread like wildfire. As suspicion and resentment of the family blazes in the community, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. He knows it will mean his boss, Willow Reeves, returning to run the investigation, and confronting their complex relationship. With families fracturing and long-hidden lies emerging, Jimmy faces the most disturbing case of his career.
Call Number: FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
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A Gentleman's Murder
Christopher Huang
FIC Hua
Murder At The Mansion
Sheila Connolly
FIC Con
A Long Time Coming
Aaron J. Elkins
FIC Elk
Nameless Serenade : Nocturne For Commissario Ricciardi
Maurizio De Giovanni
FIC De G
A Tale Of Two Murders
Heather Redmond
FIC Red
Only To Sleep : A Philip Marlowe Novel
Lawrence Osborne
FIC Osb
All This I Will Give To You
Dolores Redondo
FIC Red
Poppy Harmon Investigates
Lee Hollis
FIC Hol
Bone On Bone
Julia Keller
FIC Kel
Sweet Little Lies : A Novel
Caz Frear
FIC Fre
Death At Sea : Montalbano's Early Cases
Andrea Camilleri
FIC Cam
The Butterfly Conspiracy
Vivian Conroy
FIC Con
Death On The Menu
Lucy Burdette
FIC Bur
The Moment Before Drowning : A Novel
James Brydon
FIC Bry
Hollywood Ending
Kellye Garrett
FIC Gar
The Salaryman's Wife
Sujata Massey
FIC Mas
Idyll Hands
Stephanie Gayle
FIC Gay
Travellin' Shoes
V. M. Burns
FIC Bur
In The Presence Of Evil
Tania Bayard
FIC Bay
When The Flood Falls
J. E. Barnard
FIC Bar
Murder At Ochre Court
Alyssa Maxwell
FIC Max
Wild Fire
Ann Cleeves
FIC Cle