New Arrivals - Mystery
Lainey left Texas nine years ago after her sister Tessa married the only man Lainey ever loved. So when Tessa's house explodes, the last thing anyone expects is for her to appear to Lainey as a ghost. Formerly a part owner of the biggest vineyard in the region, Tessa has the goods on every fake, floozy, and two-faced liar in town. They weren't on speaking terms when Tessa was alive... but now her wisecracking ghost is making up for lost time.
Gulliver Dowd, a private investigator, takes on a missing persons case when he learns that the runaway girl is his own child--the product of a high school romance.
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.
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.
The story of Snoozy Gallagher, the hotel owner who disappeared thirty years ago with a bagful of stolen jewelry is legendary. But when Snoozy's loot is discovered buried near Willow's embroidery shop, and then a shrouded body is discovered in the same spot, she has to act quickly.
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.
"There's a dark cloud over Sunny Jim's Safety First Parasailing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding business on Florida's Riggs Beach--especially after one of his clients is killed in a tragic paddleboarding mishap. Sunny Jim is sure it was no accident, and he hires Helen and Phil to find the murderer. Between cutthroat competitors poaching his territory, the city threatening to revoke his license, a restaurant owner wanting his beach spot for a parking lot, and a wrongful death suit filed by the victim's husband, Sunny Jim may soon be up the creek without a paddle. But he does have Helen and Phil on his side, and as the couple start to investigate, they discover dark undercurrents of corruption behind the cheerful facades of the beachfront businesses, as well as domestic secrets. But the sands of time are running out, and if they don't catch the killer soon, Sunny Jim won't be the only one to go under..."-- Provided by publisher.
When one of her Gourmet-De-Lite clients with a severe peanut allergy drops dead after eating one of her calorie-conscious signature dishes, and traces of peanut oil are found in the food, diet caterer Gigi Fitzgerald tries to salvage her reputation and business by tracking down the killer.
In Miami, a man calls a newspaper offering to sell names of the future victims of a serial killer who removes people's tongues. Police are certain the caller is the killer himself, but FBI agent Victoria Santos has a hunch the caller is someone else.
After the death of the third aging rock star, fifty eight year old Freddie Finger, lead singer for multi-platinum Rocket Fire, astrologer detective David Lowell is brought into the case. Freddie wasn't well liked, and Lowell has more than his hands full with suspects.
Millionaire ex-detective Jackson Brodie follows his girlfriend to Edinburgh for the famous arts festival, but when he witnesses a brutal attack on a man, he becomes caught up in a string of events that draw him into a deadly conspiracy.
One night after a cooking class, Hannah goes to throw out the garbage only to find the murdered body of the sheriff. With her brother running for that position and after a public fight with the sheriff, he is a suspect, so Hannah, in order to clear his name, goes in search of the killer.
Resuming his medical duties in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Gaius Petreius Ruso investigates an outbreak of mysterious injuries and deaths and discovers possible links to the revered Centurion Geminus and the long-awaited Emperor Hadrian.
"To become part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin must prove his worth. Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks with a pair of hot lead slugs. Dismissed from his job for being 'trigger-happy', he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective's assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it's the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life. Young Tommie has gone missing, and only one detective is built for the job: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will form one of the most unlikely crime fighting duos in history - but first Goodwin must find Tommie Williamson, and prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place by his side"--Back cover.
Pursuing suspicions that a wealthy local ranch owner was murdered by one of her own sons, game warden Joe Pickett finds the case and his career threatened by a man who holds Joe responsible for the death of his brother.
1963 - Picardie, Northern France. Following an inexplicable car ramming and gun attack on a Citroen DS in the middle of open countryside, and a bar brawl involving a group of drunken Englishmen, Inspector Lucas Rocco finds himself drawn into what has all the hallmarks of a plot to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle - one of many made on the French leader's life. But why are English gangsters, working for a well-known pair of London gangland twins, involved and who has set fire to an ex-army truck with a body inside? And why have those who made a previous abortive attack on the president suddenly disappeared? Rocco finds himself once more pulled several ways while attempting to investigate a seemingly disconnected series of events - only this time, he's accused of taking bribes and even suspected of being part of the assassination plot himself.
"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 by a cop while investigating police corruption. But when Stryker receives a phone call from a beautiful former high school classmate, he's drawn back into society to look into the death of the woman's grandfather. Soon, Stryker's investigation leads him to a deadly secret buried deep in the heart of Hawaii."-- Provided by publisher.
Hannah takes a break from sifting through her multiple marriage proposals. Hollywood has come to Lake Eden and The Cookie Jar is serving as snack central for the movie crew--Hannah's cherry cheesecake is demanding director Dean Lawrence's favorite. But no one seems to like Lawrence, so when he turns up dead, there's a baker's dozen suspects. It seems someone switched the movie's prop gun with a real gun, and the director's acting demonstration turned fatal.
Pushed into committing a murder that he covers up by burying the body in his backyard, mild-mannered Jason Getty finds his life completely unraveling when a landscaper discovers two other graves on his property.
When a murdered woman suddenly reappears in her Lao village home with clairvoyant powers and is enlisted by a ghost to help find his remains at the bottom of a river, national coroner Siri Paiboun oversees the excavation.
When Detective Inspector Bill Reid is found murdered, Chief Inspector Alan Banks, suspecting police corruption, handles the investigation with the utmost discretion until he discovers that Reid's murder is linked to the disappearance of a young English girl in Tallinn, Estonia six years earlier.
Dulcie Schwartz struggles to prove her innocence when a scholar she recently threatened to kill for ruining her thesis turns up dead, in a case that is further complicated by cryptic advice from ghost cat Mr. Grey and her kitten, Esmé.
When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida, after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt's best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill?
During the Christmas party at Lake Eden's community center, Hannah Swensen stumbles upon a murder when Martin Dubinski's new wife, a former Las Vegas showgirl, is found dead with Hannah's mother's silver cake knife buried in her cleavage.
When a Rhode Island nurse discovers that an infant left in her charge has been abducted, detective Woody Potter embarks on a case with ties to a dead insurance investigator, a local Wiccan sect, a yoga center, and a funeral director.