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Ellen Byron
Description: "Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B and B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she's identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter -- that is, until he's found stabbed to death at Maggie's workplace and Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects. The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie's boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Byr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Charles Todd
Description: Caring for an unstable soldier who believes his distant cousin is responsible for his injuries, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford investigates the patient's claims, only to find herself in unexpected danger.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Conor Brady
Description: "In Dublin, newly promoted detective inspector Joe Swallow's life looks to be taking a turn for the better. In addition to his promotion, he's settled into a comfortable arrangement with his landlady and paramour, Maria Walsh--that is, until his newfound peace is chaotically uprooted when a series of violent attacks against women lead to an outbreak of panic and fear. Swallow is drawn into the chase for a vicious serial murderer down Dublin's dark alleys, and things on the home front are about to change in an unexpected way"--From publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Joyce Tremel
Description: It's Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brewpub owner Maxine "Max" O'Hara is prepping for a busy month at the Allegheny Brew House. To create the perfect atmosphere for the boozy celebration, Max hires an oompah band. But when one of the band members turns up dead, it's up to Max to solve the murder before the festivities are ruined. Adding to the brewing trouble, Candy, Max's friend, is acting suspicious. Secrets of her past are fermenting under the surface, and Max must uncover the truth to prove her friend's innocence. To make matters worse, Jake's snooty ex-fiancée shows up in town for an art gallery opening, and she'll be nothing but a barrel of trouble for Max!
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Peter May
Description: "In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains--bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case--the toughest of the seven he has been challenged to solve. But when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but also endangers his entire family."-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC May
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Mandy Morton
Description: Feline detective Hettie Bagshot and her sidekick, Tilly, investigate a murder and look for their clues in Mavis Spitforce dressing as a pumpkin, Irene Peggledrip talking to cat spirits, and Mike Myers's murder of his family on Halloween.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Ellie Alexander
Description: After catching her husband cheating on her, craft-brew expert Sloan Krause leaves the family business to work for a hip, new nano-brewery, only to discover a competitor dead in the fermenting tub, clutching a secret recipe.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Bethany Blake
Description: When the owner of Tinkleston the cat is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever Friends Pet Rescue, experienced pet sitter Daphne Templeton, to take the suspicion off of her own mother, must solve this crime before the claws come out once again.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Miranda James
Description: It's autumn down south, and An'gel and Dickce Ducote are in Natchez, Mississippi, at the request of Mary Turner Catlin, the granddaughter of an old friend. Mary and her husband, Henry Howard, live in Cliffwood, one of the beautiful antebellum homes for which Natchez is famous. Odd things have been happening in the house for years, and the French Room in particular has become the focal point for spooky sensations. The Ducotes suspect the ghostly goings-on are caused by the living, but when a relative of the Catlins is found dead in the room, An'gel and Dickce must sift through a haunted family history to catch a killer.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Carolyn G. Hart
Description: "Bailey Ruth finds herself comforting a distraught sister when she's sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma, on her latest mission. Susan Gilbert receives a $100,000 ransom demand for her younger sibling. When the caller wants Susan to pay a visit to her wealthy boss and take the cash from his safe, Bailey Ruth follows Susan to the home. But she finds herself in a quandary, knowing that robbery is hardly a Heavenly pursuit. While Susan waits to hear back from the kidnappers, Bailey Ruth attempts to piece together how the criminals targeted Susan and how they know about her boss's money. At a luncheon the previous week, Susan's boss asked her to open the safe so all the attendees knew it was filled with cash. Could one of the rich man's closest confidants be behind the abduction? Bailey Ruth is positive she can use her detective skills to figure out which luncheon guest arranged the kidnapping. But an unexpected twist in the case soon has Bailey Ruth seeking a murderer who has plans to send more victims to the great beyond."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Kathleen Ernst
Description: Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present before a killer comes to bury her.
Call Number: FIC Ern
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Nicola Upson
Description: Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church's organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought bustling life to the ancient university and town. Mystery author Josephine Tey is also in Cambridge, where the change of seasons marks a series of vicious attacks against women, spreading fear and suspicion throughout the community. Soon, another body is revealed, and in the shadow of King's College Chapel, Archie uncovers a connection twenty-five years old which haunted both victims--as well as some of their living companions.
Call Number: FIC Ups
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Will Thomas
Description: "In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries. Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge. Arrested by the Special Branch for the crime, Barker is vigorously interrogated and finally released due to the intervention of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, and his solicitor. With the London constabulary still convinced of his guilt, Barker is hired by the new Japanese ambassador to find the real murderer."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Felix Francis
Description: "A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body. Doctor Chris Rankin, a specialist who treated the deceased--and who struggles with mental health issues--is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder. But when no one will believe that someone tried to kill Chris, the doctor is left with no option but to discover who the nameless man was and why he died, preferably before following him into an early grave"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Alexander McCall Smith
Description: "Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 9, 2017
Eileen Watkins
Description: Professional cat grooming isn't all fluff -- when the fur starts flying, Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie's Comfy Cats, handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring touch and nerves of steel. While these qualities certainly help keep her business purring, they also come in handy when she makes a house call to her best client, millionaire George DeLeuw, and discovers his murdered body next to his newly orphaned Persian, Harpo." -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
E. J. Copperman, Jeffrey Cohen
Description: Samuel Hoenig, proprietor of Questions Answered, doesn't have strong feelings about his estranged father, but when his mother receives an enigmatic letter and asks him where his father lives, Samuel is duty bound to provide an answer. Unfortunately, answering this question means traveling to Los Angeles with his associate, Ms. Washburn. The personality traits of Asperger's Syndrome make flying across the country a major challenge for Samuel and it's nothing compared to the danger they'll face when they land.
Call Number: FIC Cop
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Description: "Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolò Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes's one-time nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. These and other adventures in this delectable volume will whisk readers away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat, from a palatial hotel in 1920s Bombay to a crumbling mansion in Havana." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Usu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Anna Lee Huber
Description: Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of her late husband's fellow officers, Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark secrets--along with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced down a path she never imagined--and comes face to face with the shattering possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. It's a truth that could set her free--or draw her ever deeper into his deception.
Call Number: FIC Hub
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Leslie Meier
Description: Besides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching holiday to be a relatively uneventful one, until she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead and frozen in Blueberry Pond. No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction.
Call Number: FIC Mei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Bonnie MacBird
Description: London. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward to the snowy highlands. There, in a "haunted" castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realizes all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum. In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
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A Cajun Christmas Killing
Ellen Byron
FIC Byr
Nine Lessons
Nicola Upson
FIC Ups
A Casualty Of War
Charles Todd
FIC Tod
Old Scores
Will Thomas
FIC Tho
A Hunt In Winter : A Joe Swallow Mystery
Conor Brady
FIC Bra
Pulse
Felix Francis
FIC Fra
A Room With a Brew
Joyce Tremel
FIC Tre
The House of Unexpected Sisters
Alexander McCall Smith
FIC McC
Cast Iron
Peter May
FIC May
The Persian Always Meows Twice
Eileen Watkins
FIC Wat
Cat Among the Pumpkins
Mandy Morton
FIC Mor
The Question of the Absentee Father : An Asperger's Mystery
E. J. Copperman, Jeffrey Cohen
FIC Cop
Death On Tap
Ellie Alexander
FIC Ale
The Usual Santas
FIC Usu
Dial Meow for Murder
Bethany Blake
FIC Bla
This Side Of Murder
Anna Lee Huber
FIC Hub
Fixing to Die
Miranda James
FIC Jam
Turkey Trot Murder
Leslie Meier
FIC Mei
Ghost on the Case
Carolyn G. Hart
FIC Har
Unquiet Spirits
Bonnie MacBird
FIC Mac
Mining for Justice : A Chloe Ellefson Mystery
Kathleen Ernst
FIC Ern