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Egg drop dead / Laura Childs.

Egg drop dead /  Laura Childs.
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café success, so Suzanne doesn't mind going out to Mike Mullen's dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She's looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen. But when she arrives, Mike's nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight--the farmer's dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club. Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer's murderer--but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them.--


Brazen : a Valentino mystery / Loren D. Estleman.

Brazen : a Valentino mystery / Loren D. Estleman.
A killer is reenacting the deaths of Hollywood's blond bombshells, and Valentino must stop him before it's too late in Loren D. Estleman's Brazen. UCLA film archivist and sometime film detective Valentino doesn't take friend and former actress Beata Limerick very seriously when she tells him that she quit acting because of the curse on blond actresses. Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Thelma Todd, Sharon Tate... they all had more fun, but none of them made it out of the business alive, and according to Limerick, she wasn't taking any chances. But when Valentino finds Beata's body staged the way Monroe was found, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend playing on repeat; he knows Limerick's death was no accident. Police detective Ray Padilla doesn't quite suspect Valentino is the killer, but he can't let him off that easy. After all, the film archivist seems to be involved in more than his share of intrigue and death, which makes him a prime suspect. But Valentino is also a walking encyclopedia of Hollywood knowledge. When another washed-up actress is killed, the crime scene a copy of Thelma Todd's last moments, Padilla enlists Valentino's help in catching a serial killer of doomed blondes before he can strike again.--


Plaid and plagiarism / Molly MacRae.

Plaid and plagiarism /  Molly MacRae.
First, Janet Marsh is told she'll have to wait before moving into her new home. Then she finds out the house has been vandalized. Again. The chief suspect? Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper--who's trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter. When Janet and her business partners go looking for clues at the house, they find a body--it's Una, in the garden shed, with a sickle in her neck. Janet never did like that garden shed. Who wanted Una dead? After discovering a cache of nasty letters, Janet and her friends are beginning to wonder who didn't, including Janet's ex-husband. Surrounded by a cast of characters with whom readers will fall in love, the new owners of Yon Bonnie Books set out to solve Una's murder so they can get back to business -- provided by publisher.~A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy mystery novel --


Above the paw / Diane Kelly.

Above the paw /  Diane Kelly.
When college students fall seriously ill after ingesting a club drug, Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit go undercover to infiltrate the drug ring and are led in an unexpected and dangerous direction that places their lives at risk.


Better off thread / Amanda Lee.

Better off thread /  Amanda Lee.


Dead, bath, and beyond / Lorraine Bartlett, with Laurie Cass.

Dead, bath, and beyond /  Lorraine Bartlett, with Laurie Cass.
Katie Bonner--owner of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square--attempts to solve a murder at a nearby B & B. Katie Bonner--owner of Artisans Alley in the quaint shopping district of Victoria Square--feels like nothing can spoil her perfect day off, sailing Lake Ontario with her good friend and lawyer Seth Landers. Then she runs into her ex-boss Jake on the dock. It was never smooth sailing with Josh, and Katie is only too happy to get away from him as he makes a scene. Unfortunately, the next day her unpleasant former employer is found drowned in a bathtub at a bed-and-breakfast in Victoria Square. Who would pull the plug on Josh? When an autopsy reveals lake water--not bath water--in his lungs, Katie quickly finds herself in over her head. She'll need to race to find the killer before her business and her freedom both go down the drain...


Spouse on haunted hill / E.J. Copperman.

Spouse on haunted hill /  E.J. Copperman.
When the cops show up at her doorstep, searching for her ex-husband who, owing some scary people a lot of money, has disappeared and left a body in his wake, Alison Kerby, with the help of ghosts Maxie and Paul, sets out to find her ex and clear him of the murder before the bad guys get to him first.


Forgotten city : a Claire Codella mystery / Carrie Smith.

Forgotten city : a Claire Codella mystery / Carrie Smith.
Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, NYPD Detective Claire Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case investigating the suspicious death of a Broadway legend.


The ghosts of Misty Hollow / Sue Ann Jaffarian.

The ghosts of Misty Hollow /  Sue Ann Jaffarian.
Bestselling crime writer Gino Costello is working on his next book in a historic farmhouse in the heart of Massachusetts. His story features some paranormal elements so he's invited family friend Emma to provide her input as a medium. But as soon as Emma arrives--with her fianc#65533;, Phil, and Granny Apples in tow--that's when the real trouble begins. Emma is immediately contacted by the Browns, a family of ghosts who originally owned the house in the early nineteenth century. They need Emma to help them locate the spirits of their two children who disappeared. Meanwhile, a dead body appears at the house. Now Emma, Granny, and Phil must read between the lines to find answers before a killer books it...


Beyond the truth / Anne Holt ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce.

Beyond the truth /  Anne Holt ; translated from the Norwegian by Anne Bruce.
Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.


Out of bounds / Val McDermid.

Out of bounds /  Val McDermid.
When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. It's a cold case that should be straightforward. But it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen is mired in grief and guilt after the death of her partner. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating, a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. Karen's intuition is telling her something doesn't add up. But is she onto something? Or has she, as her boss has been anticipating, gone too far this time?--


How will I know you? : a novel / Jessica Treadway.

How will I know you? : a novel / Jessica Treadway.
A page-turner about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye ... On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death--


Who watcheth / Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargey.

Who watcheth /  Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargey.
He watches the women from the shadows. He has an understanding with them; as long as they follow his rules, they are safe. But when they sin, he sentences them to death. A woman is found dead in a cemetery, strangled and covered in plastic. A thorough examination of the corpse reveals that the killer left behind no evidence. But just a few days before her death, the victim received a flower, an unintelligible note, and a photograph of herself. Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues on the Göteborg police force have neither clue nor motive to trace, and when similar murders follow, their search for the killer becomes increasingly desperate.


The Christmas mystery : a Detective Luc Moncrief story / James Patterson with Richard DiLallo.

The Christmas mystery : a Detective Luc Moncrief story / James Patterson with Richard DiLallo.


Prose and cons / Amanda Flower.

Prose and cons /  Amanda Flower.
October in Cascade Springs means tourists are pouring in for the annual Food and Wine Festival, and Daisy hopes to draw those crowds to the store. She asks Violet and the local writing group, the Red Inkers, to give a reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe in the shop's back garden to entertain the revelers. Everyone eagerly agrees. Yet their enthusiasm is soon extinguished when Violet discovers one of the writers dead during the event. After the shop magically tells Violet she'll need to rely on Poe's works to solve the murder, she enlists the help of her trusty tuxedo cat, Emerson, and the shop's crow, Faulkner. But they must act fast before someone else's heart beats nevermore...


Crime and catnip / T.C. LoTempio.

Crime and catnip /  T.C. LoTempio.


Frosty, the dead man / Christine Husom.

Frosty, the dead man /  Christine Husom.
Mayor Lewis Frost has always been known as Frosty to his friends--not that he has many these days. Controversies swirling around the city council have members wondering if Frosty is trying to snow them. After one councilman storms off in a huff, the mayor turns to curio shop manager Camryn Brooks and asks her to consider taking a seat on the council. Later, when Cami goes to his office to discuss the proposal, her blood runs cold. She finds Frosty dead, and the very snow globe she sold him earlier that day lies in sparkling shards on his carpet--along with a large diamond. Does the snow globe--which features a peculiar tableau of an armed man and three menacing bears--hold a clue to Frosty's demise? One way or another, it's up to Cami to shake things up before the killer's trail goes cold...


A Christmas message : a novel / Anne Perry.

When Victor Narraway and his new wife, Lady Vespasia, travel to Jerusalem for a Christmas holiday in 1900, an old man leaves a mysterious envelope for Narraway--and is murdered soon after. Armed only with the instructions from the message, they set out on a journey through the Holy Land, while their unknown enemy pursues them.


At what cost : a Detective Penley mystery / James L'Etoile.

At what cost : a Detective Penley mystery / James L'Etoile.


Ill met by murder / Elizabeth J. Duncan.

Ill met by murder /  Elizabeth J. Duncan.
When a family friend of the theater company's wealthy benefactor is found murdered shortly before the wedding of the benefactor's daughter, costume designer Charlotte Fairfax decides she must investigate.


Haunted is always in fashion / Rose Pressey.

Haunted is always in fashion /  Rose Pressey.


Glow of death / Jane K. Cleland.

Glow of death /  Jane K. Cleland.
After delightedly appraising a genuine Tiffany lamp for a wealthy, Rock Point couple, Josie Prescott is dismayed when the wife is killed and she learns that both the identity of the victim and the story about the lamp were carefully constructed lies. Angry about being deceived, Josie digs for the truth, and discovers the case is far more complicated than she imagined. --


Death comes to the fair / Catherine Lloyd.

Death comes to the fair /  Catherine Lloyd.
It's harvest time in the village of Kurland St. Mary as Miss Lucy Harrington and Major Sir Robert Kurland prepare to take their vows--but a murderer has taken an unseasonable vow of vengeance, crushing the church verger with a stone gargoyle.


First degree mudder / Kate Dyer-Seeley.

First degree mudder /  Kate Dyer-Seeley.


Shades of wrath / Karen Rose Smith.

Shades of wrath /  Karen Rose Smith.


Suddenly at home : a Brock and Poole mystery / Graham Ison.

Suddenly at home : a Brock and Poole mystery / Graham Ison.
When Richard Cooper is found shot to death in his luxury apartment in North Sheen, London, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Brock and Detective Sergeant Dave Poole are assigned the case. They immediately question Dennis Jones, who found Cooper's lifeless body, and Lydia Maxwell, who lived in the apartment opposite - but is either of them telling the truth? Richard Cooper appears to have been a very private man who left few clues behind. As the investigation gathers pace, however, a trip to Belgium could signal the possible unravelling of the mystery. But it soon becomes clear that the hunt for a determined killer could lead to tragedy for Harry and his team.


Storm cell / Brendan DuBois.

Storm cell /  Brendan DuBois.


A decline in prophets : a Rowland Sinclair mystery / Sulari Gentill.

A decline in prophets : a Rowland Sinclair mystery / Sulari Gentill.
In 1932, the RMS Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt. Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania's chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits. The elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension, but civility prevails--until people start to die. Then things get a bit awkward. And Rowland finds himself unwittingly in the centre of it all.


To the last drop / Sandra Balzo.

To the last drop /  Sandra Balzo.
Maggy Thorsen's shock at finding her ex-husband Ted in a fight with William Swopes, an oral surgeon at Ted's dental practice, outside Uncommon Grounds, the Wisconsin gourmet coffeehouse she co-owns, is soon usurped by the horror of discovering a dead body outside Thorsen Dental's office block the next morning. Did he jump from the tenth-floor office window, or was he pushed?--Amazon.com.


After atlas : a Planetfall novel / Emma Newman.

After atlas : a Planetfall novel / Emma Newman.
Some truths are better left undiscovered ... Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos's entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away, what made his father lose hope, what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas's departure, it's got something to do with why Casales was found dead in his hotel room--and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation. To figure out who killed one of the most powerful men on Earth, Carlos is supposed to put aside his personal history. But the deeper he delves into the case, the more he realizes that escaping the past isn't so easy. There is more to Casales's death than meets the eye, and something much more sinister to the legacy of Atlas than anyone realizes ...--~Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating universe she created in Planetfall with a stunning science fiction mystery where one man's murder is much more than it seems ... Govcorp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos's entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of Atlas's departure, it's got something to do why Casales was found dead in his hotel room--and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation. To figure out who killed one of the most powerful men on Earth, Carlos is supposed to put aside his personal history. But the deeper he delves into the case, the more he realizes that escaping the past is not so easy. There's more to Casales's death than meets the eye, and something much more sinister to the legacy of Atlas than anyone realizes..--


Pacific homicide : a mystery / Patricia Smiley.

Pacific homicide : a mystery / Patricia Smiley.
LAPD Detective Davie Richards is called to the murder of a young Russian beauty whose body is found in the sewer system--


A bloom of bones : a novel / Allen Morris Jones.

A bloom of bones : a novel / Allen Morris Jones.
Eli Singer, a rancher and poet in remote Eastern Montana, sees his life upended when a long-buried corpse-which turns out to be a murder victim from Eli's childhood-erodes out of a hillside on his property. This discovery forces Eli to turn inward to revisit the tragic events in his past that led to a life-changing moment of violence, while at the same time he must reach outside himself toward Chloe, a literary agent from New York whom he is falling in love with. In the tradition of such classic western writers as Thomas McGuane, James Lee Burke, Ivan Doig and Jim Harrison, A Bloom of Bones is a poignant and moving exploration of family, community, and the echoing ramifications of violence across generations, as well as a genre-subverting literary mystery--


 

 

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