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New Arrivals - Mystery
Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
An investigation into an incident in another Force led Colin Harpur and his boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, to uncover corruption in the ranks and arrest a fellow policeman who murdered an undercover officer. But there are still many questions that remain unanswered.
"Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe has a pretty good life in Beijing, representing the work of controversial dissident Chinese artist Zhang Jianli. Even though Zhang's mysterious disappearance of over a year ago has her in the sights of the Chinese authorities. Even though her Born-Again mother has come for a visit and shows no signs of leaving. But things really get complicated when Ellie's search for an Army buddy's missing brother entangles her in a conspiracy that may or may not involve a sinister biotech company, eco-terrorists, an art-obsessed Chinese billionaire and lots of cats-- a conspiracy that will take her on a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful and most surreal places"--Author's web page.
Jonah Miller is a Reviver, able to temporarily revive the dead so they can say goodbye to their loved ones--or tell the police who killed them. Jonah works in a department of forensics created specifically for Revivers, and he's the best in the business. For every high-profile corpse pushing daisies, it's Jonah's job to find justice for them. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is on the other side watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it's only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah isn't so certain. Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered. Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers. Working with Harker's daughter Annabel, he becomes determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon they uncover long-hidden truths that call into doubt everything Jonah stands for, and reveal a sinister force that threatens us all.
Olivia is busy baking up special cookies for Maddie's upcoming engagement party when soap star Trevor Lane shows up unexpectedly in town. Trevor, who grew up in the neighboring town of Twiterton, left behind a number of enemies with long memories. Soon after his arrival, Trevor is found dead on The Gingerbread House porch, his handsome face branded with the image of a cookie cutter. When their friend Stacey is implicated in the murder, Olivia and Maddie rush to find the killer.--from publisher's description.
"One morning before school, two children find the naked bodies of five men hanging from the gym ceiling. The case leads detective Konrad Simonsen and his murder squad to the school janitor, who may know more about the killings than he is telling. Soon, Simonsen realizes that each of the five murdered men had a dark and terrible secret in common. And when Simonsen's own daughter is targeted, he must race to find the culprit before his whole world is destroyed. Published in twenty countries around the world, this book introduces the brother and sister Danish authors, the Hammars... "--Provided by publisher.
A collection of stories by the mystery master features Christie's most famous detectives solving challenging cases with an interesting array of suspects.
Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight teams up with Detective Bailey Keller to investigate the death of a Hollywood director that has far-reaching ramifications throughout Tinseltown.
When her estranged father is accused of killing a local jewelry merchant who may also have been a witch, vintage-clothing-store owner and witch Lily Ivory tries to find the real killer.
Always up for trying something new, Kath and her friends from the fiber and needlework group are visiting Cloud Hollow Farm for the day to learn the fine art of dyeing. With spring in the air, the friends head out to greet the sheep. But the sheep are more interested in something else: two bodies spread under a tall tree. And one of those bodies is someone they know. Kath's friends nudge her to investigate, and no one is more adamant than Geneva, the ghost who loves to play assistant sleuth. But when Kath discovers another murder cut from the same cloth, she's more determined than ever to hang a roving killer out to dry.--from publisher's description.
A paranormal mystery introducing the transvictus, a unique shape shifter. Van and Vanna run a detective agency, but their clients never see them together for one reason: a sexual encounter transforms one into the other, and nudity readers them invisible. This gives them a distinct advantage when doing detective work, but presents interesting dilemmas for his and her love lives. In this first book of the series, Van and Vanna take on the case of a woman suspected of killing her husband.
When her boyfriend, Thor, disappears while investigating arms traffickers on the Greek island of Samos, Dina Pelerin sets out to find him and discovers connections to a murder spree in 1973 that resulted in the execution of a beautiful movie star.
Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado's violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months. Now he's back, eager for another big case, but his boss assigns him to a routine accidental death in one of Barcelona's ritzier neighborhoods. Hector begins to follow a trail that will lead him deep into the underbelly of Barcelona's high society, where he'll come face-to-face with dangerous criminals, long-buried secrets, and, of course, his own past.--From publisher description.
When her childhood friend's husband and two children are killed in a suspicious car accident, Amish community member Kate Burkholder maintains a vigil by a grievously injured survivor who may hold answers before investigating a brutal killer who makes her question everything about her Amish culture.
Mandy Tanner and her fiancé Rob are leading an off season rafting-climbing trip in Utah?s remote Canyonlands. Experienced guides, Mandy and Rob know they have to keep their cool after one of their group, Alex Anderson, appears to have become bear bait. Walled off from the outside world with eleven shell-shocked clients and miles of Colorado River whitewater ahead, Mandy?s nerves threaten to unravel when she learns that Alex?s death was not the work of a homicidal grizzly. Whether it was a crime of passion or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that if they don't root out the river rat among them, another camper will be running the rapids in a body bag.
"A contemporary fantasy of mystery and death as American expats battle Japanese gods and monsters to retrieve an ancient artifact that can destroy the world"--Amazon.com.
A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Casey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. There's another group who don't believe him - the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery. They're sure he's gone back to grab the hidden money, so they do the only thing they can: break out and head straight to Jericho themselves. Colson and his deputy, Lillie, know they've got their work cut out for them. But they don't count on one more unwelcome visitor: a tornado that causes havoc just as events come to a head. Communications are down, the roads are impassable - and the rule of law is just about to snap.
When a beautiful aristocrat is murdered during a masked ball in 1784, Mrs. Harriet Westerman and her reclusive companion, anatomist Gabriel Crowther, struggle with reluctant witnesses to clear the name of a falsely accused suspect.
In the shadow of the Soviet takeover, a veteran of the First World War tracks a missing girl across frozen Russia after she is kidnapped by a skillful hunter who is using the child as bait in a perverse game.
After pulling world-class cons in California and New Mexico, Radar Hoverlander and his crew, including girlfriend and grift artist Allie Quinn and their hapless buddy Vic Mirplo, are back in action, this time in Austin. So many rich fools to bamboozle --but is Radar having a crisis of conscience?
When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt's musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his Mission District home, the police are convinced it's a simple robbery. But Claire knows nothing is ever simple. With the help of her new assistant, Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding hints to Paul's fate in her other cases, especially that of a missing girl in the gritty 1980s East Village and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin.
The Ellison sisters were proper young Victorian ladies. In the foggy streets outside their peaceful home, five women were found horribly murdered. And Police Inspector Pitt found himself wondering if the Ellisons were in fact too good to be true.
Elizabeth Tudor is accused of treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Her old friend Simon Maldon visits her in prison and while there Simon meets Peto the Pope, who is accused of murder. While Simon attempts to prove Peto's innocence, Simon's wife Hannah takes in a frightened pregnant girl. Neither realizes until too late that in trying to help others they have placed themselves in deadly danger.