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jacket/cover - click for larger view Deadly stakes : a novel
J. A. Jance.
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Contacted to investigate the gruesome murder of a gold-digging divorcée on behalf of the woman accused of the crime, police academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is simultaneously drawn into another case that could be related to hers.
2013; 290 p.; isbn:1451628684 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Nightrise
Jim Kelly.
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When Philip Dryden is informed that his father has been killed in an accident, Dryden must discover how this could be since he knew the man to have been killed in a flood years earlier, and how this might to relate to two new unexplained cases.
2012; 244 p.; isbn:1780290330 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The rage
Gene Kerrigan
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2011; 313 p.; isbn:9781609450922 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The first murder : a historical mystery
by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden).
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A sudden snowstorm in late December means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups, one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one comprising canons from St David's Cathedral, are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging ...
2012; 373 p.; isbn:1849837368 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Easter bunny murder : a Lucy Stone mystery
Leslie Meier.
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As Lucy Stone prepares for Easter, the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst takes a murderous turn when a man dressed as the Easter Bunny drops dead.
2013; 263 p.; isbn:0758229356 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Aloha, lady blue : a mystery
Charles Memminger.
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"Charley Memminger combines a cast of quirky and sometimes dangerous island characters with a mystery that you'll never forget in Aloha, Lady Blue. This riveting story introduces Stryker McBride, who lives on a three hundred thousand dollar houseboat at a small yacht club. The former crime reporter has been keeping a low profile since being shot ...
2013; 306 p.; isbn:125000778X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view A grain of truth
Zygmunt Miloszewski ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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It is spring 2009, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki is no longer working in Warsaw--he has said goodbye to his family and to his career in the capital and moved to Sandomierz, a picturesque town full of churches and museums. Hoping to start a "brave new life," Szacki instead finds himself investigating a strange murder case in surroundings both ...
2012; 380 p.; isbn:9781908524027 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Bughouse affair
Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.
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A first entry in a new series is set in 1890s San Francisco and finds former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, tackling two seemingly unrelated cases that are complicated by two murders and the interference of Sherlock Holmes.
2013; 269 p.; isbn:0765331748 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Standing in another man's grave
Ian Rankin
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Two Scottish detectives investigate the disappearance of a hitchhiking teenage girl, their only clue a photo sent from the missing girl's cell phone
388 p.; isbn:9780316224581 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Watching the dark
Peter Robinson.
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"When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered in the tranquil grounds of the St Peter's Police Treatment Centre, and compromising photographs are discovered in his room, DCI Banks is called in to investigate. Because of the possibility of police corruption, he is assigned an officer from Professional Standards, Inspector Joanna Passero, ...
2013; 354 p.; isbn:0062004808 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Bear is broken : a Leo Maxwell mystery
Lachlan Smith
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"Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney who racked up enemies as quickly as he racked up acquittals. As children, their father was jailed for the murder of their mother, and Teddy was left to care for Leo who tried to emulate his older brother, even following him into the ...
2013; 256 p.; isbn:0802120792 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The midwife's tale
Sam Thomas
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It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the king and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebel's hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion
310 p; isbn:9781250010766 More Information

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