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New Arrivals - Mystery
The suburbs aren't in Shane Scully's jurisdiction but when he hears over the radio that his best friend is down, he isn't in the mood to obey orders. Scully can't know the hornet's nest he's about to walk into when her arrives at the scene.
"When Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the local police force is called in to investigate the death of a man found tied to a bed in one of Reykjaviacutek's nicest hotels, she finds no sign of criminal activity but suspects there may be more to the case than meets the eye. Could the death of the shipowner be related to a local gangster's recent return to Iceland after many years abroad? What begins as a straightforward case for Gunnhildur soon explodes into a dangerous investigation, involving a discreet bondage society that ruthless men will go to violent extremes to keep secret"-- Provided by publisher.
Checking up on empty family mansions for an old client, V.I. discovers the body of a missing reporter who disappeared during the McCarthy era, a find that has links to two prestigious Chicago families.
In this classic drawing room mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is looking forward to celebrating his wedding anniversary at the remote, luxurious Manoir Bellechasse. As Gamache's holiday becomes a busman's anniversary, he learns that the seemingly peaceful lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them.
"Inspector Alvarez is rudely awakened from his afternoon siesta by a phone call reporting the death of one Senor Picare. On arrival at the Picare villa, it seems his grieving widow is passed out in bed and the housekeeper, Rosalía, is the one dealing with the police and comforting the young maid, Marta, who is devastated by the death of her employer. It soon becomes clear that Senor Picare may have promised Marta - and other young women - more than he should have done and there could be a fair number of disgruntled husbands or fathers around who had a reason to want him gone. Alvarez's investigation, as always, is full of the vivid colour of Mallorcan life and passion, and despite Superior Chief Salas' instructions, he doggedly follows his own - often unconventional - path until he finds out the truth..."--From the publisher.
Investigating the lack of a building permit for Commissioner Brunetti's apartment, a young bureaucrat uncovers a frightening secret and promptly dies from an apparently accidental fall; investigating his death in turn, Brunetti is drawn into a world of drugs, loan-sharking, and corruption.
After she learns that the apparent suicide of a prominent Swede she was called on to investigate was a carefully plotted murder, Inspector Irene Huss finds herself slogging through the seedy underbelly of Sweden to catch the killer.
His code name is Phate -- a sadistic computer hacker who infiltrates people's computers, invades their lives, and with chilling precision lures them to their deaths. To stop him, the authorities free imprisoned former hacker Wyatt Gillette to aid the investigation. Teamed with old-school homicide detective Frank Bishop, Gillette must combine their disparate talents to catch a brilliant and merciless killer.
"For Comissario Brunetti, it began with an early morning phone call. In the chill of the Venetian dawn, an act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the deserted city. But soon Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit waiting to be apprehended at the scene is someone from his own family. Meanwhile, Brunetti is under pressure from his superiors at work to solve a robbery with a link to a suspicious accidental death. Does it all lead back to the Mafia? And how are his family's actions connected to these crimes?"--P. 4 of cover.
Eighteenth-century anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone travels to the English countryside to unravel a tangled web of mystery, medicine, and murder.
"Beekeeper Story Fischer has stocked the shelves of her market, The Wild Clover, in preparation for the influx of produce-crazy tourists about to invade Moraine, Wisconsin. In fact, with the apple cider and caramel apple stand on Main Street and the corn maze out at Country Delight Farm, the whole town is ready for the swarm. But when a self-proclaimed witch moves into town, the neighbors are all abuzz with questions. Is the quirky newcomer a good witch or a bad one? Story thinks Dyanna Crane is perfectly nice, albeit a little eccentric. But after an entire coven shows up for a new moon ritual, and one of the witches ends up dead in the corn maze, Story must comb through both fact and fiction, before anyone else is murdered under the cover of magic"--From publisher description.
"The Black Sheep Knitters are initially amused by the antics of the Knit Kats - a local knitting graffiti group who apply their stitching to public protest. Like covering the new parking meters along Main Street with knitted hoods that have silly cat faces. The amusing act of civil disobedience causes a stir in quiet Plum Harbor. But it's not the first time the Knit Kats have made local news. The group proudly touts full responsibility on their website, which is complete with photos of the members - identities concealed by elaborate disguises and mysterious pseudonyms. The Knit Kats mean no harm, they claim, but are dedicated to brightening the landscape and raising awareness. Which no one can dispute...until a dead body turns up, covered in stitches that bear the distinct paw print of Knit Kat mischief. Detectives investigating the crime soon discover that Phoebe Myers, Maggie Messina's assistant, has been auditioning for a spot in the Knit Kat group. When Phoebe is implicated, the Black Sheep take on the tangle of clues, determined to clear her name. Are the mysterious Knit Kats truly a vicious cabal? Or, is some copy-cat knitter trying to pin the group with this murderous wrap? Maggie reminds her friends that all cats look the same in the dark. But the Black Sheep know better about killers, who always leave behind a tell-tale thread. With clever detection skills and their own, irrepressible curiosity, Maggie and the knitting friends soon uncover the truth about the Knit Kats -- and snag the guilty stitcher"-- Provided by publisher.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter séance that was held at the Old Hadley House.
"Leo Maxwell always lived in the shadow of his older brother Teddy, one of San Francisco's most ruthless and effective criminal defense lawyers. Then a gunman shot Teddy in the head. Although Teddy survived the shooting, he has been left disabled and dependent on Leo, now a criminal defense attorney practicing in Oakland. The Maxwell brothers are living together in Oakland while Leo, chafing in his role as junior attorney in his former sister-in-law's small criminal defense firm, is on the lookout for the big case that will make his reputation. He thinks he's found that when a mysterious woman nearly runs him down, then appears at his office to hire him to defend her brother on a murder charge. One problem: Leo hasn't actually met the client when he sets out to investigate what seems like a hot tip on a burgeoning scandal in the Oakland Police Department"--Amazon.com.
"In the summer of 1936, the TVA plans to build a dam in a Tennessee town at the same time a little girl goes missing--possibly stolen by a drifter determined to blow up the dam"--Provided by publisher.
The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is both insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport--a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare--is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
"As his first case after graduating from an east coast law school, Andrew Coyle travels west to defend a rancher accused of murdering a miner. Public opinion and all the circumstantial evidence are against the accused and his tenderfoot lawyer. Coyle determines that he must find the real killer in order to prove his client's innocence. But the task proves daunting and he is shot at on two different occasions, nearly burnt up in a cabin fire, and beat up in a barroom brawl. Along the way, Coyle meets the haberdasher's daughter, and a rocky romance ensues. Sensing that he is losing the case in the courtroom, Coyle turns to a desperate inspiration that is his only chance using technology that is new in the 1890s. Will his scheme be enough to save his client from hanging?"--Page  of cover.
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt go to Orkney in Scotland to see some intriguing Stone Age excavations. When the donor of the dig is found murdered, Dorothy and Alan launch an unofficial investigation into the murder.
When Satan tempts him with the promise of one more successful robbery, thief Lee Fontana, the night before he is paroled, must make a life-changing decision with the help of a spirited phantom cat who tails him on his dangerous mission.
Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan must unmask a devious killer striking in New Orleans' legendary French Quarter.
Easy is asked to find a young runaway who has joined a politcal group.
Adrian Monk joins Natalie for a business seminar at sea. The cruise director is able to calm Mr. Monk's anxiety until the crew fishes her dead body out of the water.
A novel about a casino robbery in Las Vegas carried out by professional thief, Cassie Black. The perfect heist goes very wrong and suddenly Cassie is on the run.