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The red hand of fury / R. N. Morris.

The red hand of fury /  R. N. Morris.
A series of bizarre suicides leads Detective Inspector Silas Quinn to revisit his own troubled past ... June, 1914. A young man is mauled to death by a polar bear at London Zoo. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from a notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths - and yet there are similarities. Following a third attempted suicide, DI Silas Quinn knows he must uncover the link between the three men if he is to discover what caused them to take their own lives. The one tangible piece of evidence is a card found in each of the victims' possession, depicting a crudely-drawn red hand. What does it signify? To find the answers, Quinn must revisit his own dark past. But can he keep his sanity in the process?


Queen's progress : a Kit Marlowe mystery / M.J. Trow.

Queen's progress : a Kit Marlowe mystery / M.J. Trow.
1591. The Queen is embarking on a Royal Progress, visiting some of the grandest homes in England, and Kit Marlowe has been sent on ahead to ensure all goes smoothly. When his reconnaissance mission is derailed by a series of alarming and tragic incidents, Marlowe suspects there's a conspiracy to sabotage the Progress. Who is pulling the strings - and why?


The garden of blue roses / Michael Barsa.

The garden of blue roses /  Michael Barsa.
When his father, a critically acclaimed horror writer, dies in a car accident, Milo is free. No more nightmarish readings, spooky animal rites, or moonlit visions of his father in the woods with a notebook and vampire make-up. Milo settles into a quiet life and begins building a relationship with his sister Klara, who's home after a failed marriage and brief career as an English teacher. When Klara hires a gardener to breathe new life into their overgrown estate, the man is eerily reminiscent of their father's most violent villain. Milo uncovers the shocking truth about his family-- and the supposed accident that claimed his parents' lives.~The adult son of an acclaimed horror writer is forced to confront his family's past after the accidental death of his parents.


The night ferry / Lotte and Søren Hammer ; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund.

The night ferry /  Lotte and Søren Hammer ; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund.
Sixteen children and four adults are killed in a devastating boat crash in Copenhagen. Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is called in, only to discover that this was no accident and that one of the passengers has a very personal connection to the homicide team. Reeling from this revelation and not knowing who to trust, Simonsen follows a trail that eventually leads him to Bosnia and a legacy of criminal misconduct. All evidence points towards one shady figure: a high-ranking army specialist with a suspicious past. But the more Simonsen digs, the further the truth slips from his grasp.


Formula of deception / Carrie Stuart Parks.

Formula of deception /  Carrie Stuart Parks.
An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II's most dangerous secrets--a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden . . . or steal--~An escaped killer uncovers one of World War II's most dangerous secrets--a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep. After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she's an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man's memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again--and may be back in the killer's crosshairs. The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter has Murphy drawing five bodies discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators discover there has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies may have been deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned World War II Quonset hut only brings more questions. As one by one the people who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much deeper at stake. What happened there during WWII? And who is willing to kill to keep those secrets buried?--


A brush with death / Ali Carter.

A brush with death /  Ali Carter.
In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass, is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end. Luckily Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist's eye for detail and her curious nature she is soon on the scent of the murderer.--Back cover.


Travellin' shoes : an RJ Franklin mystery / V. M. Burns.

Travellin' shoes : an RJ Franklin mystery / V. M. Burns.
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.


The con artist / a novel by Fred Van Lente ; interior illustrations by Tom Fowler.

The con artist /  a novel by Fred Van Lente ; interior illustrations by Tom Fowler.
Comic book artist Mike Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators--and maybe to reunite with his ex--but when his rival is found murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con, from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors, in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry's most legendary creators.--Provided by publisher.


A gathering of secrets / Linda Castillo.

A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive--Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots--and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.


Twenty-one days : a Daniel Pitt novel / Anne Perry.

In this first book in a new series, Thomas Pitt's son Daniel races to save his client from execution, setting him against London's Special Police Branch. It's 1910, and Daniel Pitt is a reluctant lawyer who would prefer to follow in the footsteps of his detective father. When the biographer Russell Graves, who Daniel is helping defend, is sentenced to execution for the murder of his wife, Daniel's Pitt-family investigative instincts kick in, and he sets out to find the real killer. With only twenty-one days before Graves is to be executed, Daniel learns that Graves is writing a biography of Victor Narraway, the former head of Special Branch and a close friend of the Pitts. And the stories don't shed a positive light. Is it possible someone is framing Graves to keep him from writing the biography-maybe even someone Daniel knows in Special Branch? The only answer, it seems, lies in the dead woman's corpse. And so, with the help of some eccentric new acquaintances who don't mind bending the rules, Daniel delves into an underground world of dead bodies and double lives, unearthing scores of lies and conspiracies. As he struggles to balance his duty to the law with his duty to his family, the equal forces of justice and loyalty pull this lawyer-turned-detective in more directions than he imagined possible. And amidst it all, his client's twenty-one days are ticking away.


Rescued / David Rosenfelt.

Rescued /  David Rosenfelt.
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes-- it's the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie's ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though he acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and though he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes he's telling the truth--Provided by publisher.


The sinners / Ace Atkins.

The sinners /  Ace Atkins.
The Pritchards had never been worth a damn--an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation. With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without a doubt Colson's most trying time as sheriff. Cracks are opening up all over the county, and shadowy figures are crawling out through them--and they're all heading directly for him.--Provided by Publisher.


Tell me I'm wrong / Adam Croft.

What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer? Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family -- until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher -- her husband. But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband's secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows -- and make her fear for her young daughter's life. Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can't be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all ...


DEROS : Date of Expected Return from Overseas : a Father Jake Austin mystery / John A. Vanek.

DEROS : Date of Expected Return from Overseas : a Father Jake Austin mystery / John A. Vanek.
When Father Jake Austin is assigned to his hometown of Oberlin, Ohio, in July of 2002, he has been away for a long time. A physician and a war veteran before entering a Catholic seminary, he is now a member of the Camillian Order. He takes comfort in his vows of obedience, poverty, chastity, and service to the sick. Jake arrives just in time to attend his high school reunion, where an encoutner with his high school sweetheart forces him to question his commitment to the priesthood. Before the night is over, one of his classmates will be dead, a second gravely wounded, and a third hospitalized. The carnage at the reunion comes on the heels of what appears to be an unrelated murder at the quarry. Overseeing the investigation is Jake's former football teammate, Chief of Police Tremont Tree Macon, who is unwilling to rule out anyone as a suspect, not even Jake. As he struggles to prove his innocence and to find his footing in a town that remembers him as a hellion, Jake searches for threads that will connect these brutal attacks--Page 4 of cover.


A date with murder : a murder, she wrote mystery : a novel / by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Jon Land.

A date with murder : a murder, she wrote mystery : a novel / by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Jon Land.
Jessica Fletcher investigates a friend's murder and a dangerous dating service in the latest entry in this USA Today bestselling series... Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs' husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. At the heart of her suspicions lies a sinister dating site Hal had used while he and Babs were having marital issues, a site that may be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. Jessica teams up with a brilliant young computer hacker to follow the trail but as she gets closer to the truth, two near misses force her to realize that she may very well be the next victim. The stakes have never been this high as Jessica finds herself being stalked by the killer she is trying to catch. She must now set the perfect trap to avoid her very own date with murder--


Murder at the Flamingo / Rachel McMillan.

Murder at the Flamingo /  Rachel McMillan.
Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times -- including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his fathers expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin's {28}right hand man


A gathering of secrets / Linda Castillo.

A gathering of secrets /  Linda Castillo.
A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in this harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series. When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive--Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots--and herself. As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.


Rescued / David Rosenfelt.

Rescued /  David Rosenfelt.
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He'd much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can't help but get involved.


The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel / A.E. Hotchner.

The amazing adventures of Aaron Broom : a novel / A.E. Hotchner.
In Depression-era St. Louis, almost-thirteen-year-old Aaron Broom witnesses a robbery gone wrong and teams up with an unlikely band of friends and helpful adults to clear suspicion from his father's name.


Poisoned pages / Lorna Barrett.

Poisoned pages /  Lorna Barrett.
In the latest entry in Lorna Barrett's New York Times bestselling series, Tricia Miles learns that nothing kills a good party like a murder. Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment. She even cooks all the food herself, which is quite a feat for someone who previously could not boil water. But when one of her guests is fatally poisoned, Tricia is left to wonder if her cooking is to blame--or if there is something much more sinister at play. Either way, she is once again in hot water with her ex-lover Chief Baker. Meanwhile, the charming town of Stoneham is being disrupted by a vandalism crime wave. It is the hot topic in the race for chamber of commerce president, which sees Tricia pitted against two bitter rivals. With all that is going on, can Tricia find the killer before she is the next item on the menu?--


Live and let chai / Bree Baker.

Live and let chai /  Bree Baker.
When a customer of Everly Swan's new iced tea shop and café--and former town councilman of Charm--is discovered poisoned on the boardwalk, Everly begins her own investigation of the crime to save her business and bring the guilty to justice.


Hope never dies : a novel / by Andrew Shaffer.

Hope never dies : a novel / by Andrew Shaffer.
Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, Amtrak Joe re-teams with the only man he's ever fully trusted--the 44th president of the United States. Together they'll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America's opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction--and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.--Amazon.com.


 

 

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