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New Arrivals - Mystery
Soon after winery owner Olivier Bonnard discovers that a priceless cache of rare vintages has been stolen from his private cellar, a man arrives at Aix-en-Provence's Palais de Justice to report his wife's mysterious disappearance. After the wife is found dead in Bonnard's vineyard, Verlaque and Bonnet are once again investigating.
In the Pittsburgh Marathon, 18,000 people from all over the world will participate. Over 200 of the participants will quit, realizing it just wasn't their day. More than 100 will get injured and require medical treatment and one man is going to be murdered. When Dr. Cyprus Keller lines up to start the race, he knows who is going to die for one simple reason. He's going to kill them. As a professor of Criminology at Three Rivers University, and a former police officer, Keller is an expert in criminal behavior and victimology. However, when one of his female students is murdered and his graduate assistant attempts to kill him, he finds himself frantically swinging back and forth between being a suspect and a victim. When the police assign a motive to the crimes that Keller knows cannot be true, he begins to ask questions that somebody out there does not want answered.
"Lucky O'Toole--head of customer relations at The Babylon, premier mega-resort on the Vegas Strip--thinks it's just another night in Las Vegas. Her employer is hosting a big car show, supposed to be a fun event with her honey. But Lucky's day takes a turn for the worse when a beautiful woman with a stiletto heel embedded in her carotid artery is found on the hood of the featured red Ferrari going around on the display. On the personal front, Lucky and the French chef have finally succumbed to their strong attraction. But then Teddie, the love of her life, walks back through the door. Now Lucky must find the murderer while balancing her love life and her wardrobe! "--Provided by publisher.
Los Angeles police detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina Lazarus' young sons, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. When one of the boys stumbles on two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition but identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls, vacation time is over for Decker. The father of a teenage daughter himself, Decker throws himself into the murder case, both professionally and emotionally. His quest pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is the hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Arakos from Sparta. When Arakos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats, in the opening stages of a power struggle for control of Hellas. If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over. And that's a war Athens cannot hope to win. Nico and his partner in sleuthing, the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apart.
The dead girl lay faceup on the edge of the pond, a snake coiled in the muddy hollow of one arm. Police Chief Storrow's search for the truth leads to a chilling possibility: the murderer might be his own son, Billy.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work all hours in the Criminal Investigation Division, keeping citizens safe. He's a charming rogue with an uncanny sixth sense; she's all logic--and the first female inspector. Between his instincts and her brains, they collar more criminals than any other partnership in the CID. Then they're assigned a potentially volatile case where one misstep could end their careers. At first, the search for a missing heiress seems straightforward, but when the girl is found murdered--her body charred to cinders--Mikani and Ritsuko's modus operandi will be challenged as never before. Before long, it's clear the bogeyman has stepped out of nightmares to stalk gaslit streets, and it's up to them to hunt him down. There's a madman on the loose, weaving blood and magic in an intricate, lethal ritual that could mean the end of everything.
When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David "Kubu" Bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.
Detective Inspector Silas Quinn investigates the murder of a fashion model who was strangled in a locked room in which the only other occupant was a monkey.
Suspecting foul play in the alleged suicide of a depressed man in an East Yorkshire neighborhood where a new gang has recently seized control of the local drug trade, Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy finds the investigation pitting him against elite political figures and other powerful individuals who murderously protect their secrets.
A report of rape in a Los Angeles yeshiva brings police detective Peter Decker into an insular Orthodox Jewish community but the strict religious practices and customs of the community prevent him from following his standard investigative procedures
One freezing night in Oslo, Christmas shoppers gather to listen to a Salvation Army street concert. An explosion cuts through the music, and a man in uniform falls to the ground, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole and his team have little to work with: no immediate suspect, no weapon and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he has shot the wrong man, Harry Hole's troubles have only just begun. After some exceptionally shrewd detective work, the team begins to close in on a suspected hit man, monitoring his credit card, false passport and the line to his employer. With no money, only six bullets and no place to stay in the bitter cold, the hit man becomes increasingly desperate. He will stop at nothing to eliminate his target.
While promoting her shop at the annual fiber festival, Maggie Mesina, the head of the Black Sheep Knitting group, must unravel a tangled mystery involving llamas and murder when her friend Ellie's husband is accused of killing their crazy neighbor.
Meeting a former lover whose husband has disappeared and been pronounced dead, Doc Ford investigates the woman's suspicions of foul play and finds himself deep in the Everglades.
Detective Inspector Cass Jones investigates three murders in economically-ravaged London, the third involving the supposed murder-suicide of his brother, sister-in-law and nephew, but becomes a suspect himself when he suggests they were killed by another person.
The final book Myers' Belgian Congo-set mystery series, this is the story of an all-girls boarding school for runaway child brides, and features events inspired by Myers' childhood in the Belgian Congo.
Moments before he is executed, the killer of the daughter of Hub Walker, a famous Vietnam War pilot and hero, makes a startling allegation, claiming that the real murderer is a close friend of Walker's, a prominent US defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days digging up information that will refute the convicted killer's groundless but widely reported claims and will help restore his friend's good name. That somebody, as fate would have it, is Cordell Logan, sardonic civilian flight instructor, would-be Buddhist, and retired military assassin. The deeper Logan digs, the murkier the truth appears and the more danger he encounters. Who really killed the war hero's daughter, and why? Somebody wants to keep Logan from asking questions and will stop at nothing to silence him.
DA Kirsten Lord, part of the Witness Protection Progam after seeing her husband gunned down, confesses her secrets to psychologist Alan Gregory, putting both herself, her daughter, and Gregory into danger.
LAPD sergeant Peter Decker and his wife, Rita, are drawn into the bizarre world of spa owner and confidante to Hollywood's leading ladies, Lilah Brecht.
Gus Wheatley thinks he's found success. Money, power, prestige -- they all come with the territory for the youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm. Nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top -- until his wife vanishes.
Three sisters--a blogger, a cab driver, and a stay-at home mom--investigate to try and clear their brother's name after he is accused of murder.
"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.
A bizarre burglary involving jewels being dissolved in super-strong acid and a note with a square on it left behind sends Inspector Van In on a strange investigation involving Latin phrases, kidnapping, and stolen, priceless art.
"1927, Breslau, Poland: Two elaborate and sadistic murders are discovered within days of each other. The body of an unknown musician, bound and gagged, is found in the walls of a shoemaker's workshop--he's been sealed in alive. Elsewhere in the city, the mutilated body of a locksmith is found. Next to each victim is a torn-out calendar page, with the day of the death marked in blood. Nothing else seems to connect the cases. It falls to Criminal Councilor Eberhard Mock to uncover the link."--From publisher description.