New Arrivals - Mystery
"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.
London defense attorney Philip Kennford's money provides a gorgeous house and a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways-- but it can't provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters. And it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home. When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors-- Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia-- both claim to have seen nothing, but it's clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets.
"It's harvest time in Westbury, Massachusetts, and novice farmer Cameron Flaherty hopes to make a killing selling organic produce. But when a killer strikes on her property, her first foray into the world of organic farming yields a bumper crop of locally sourced murder"--from publisher's web page.
Annie Yong, a young freelance writer who specializes in history, must solve both a very old puzzle and a brand new murder. She arrives in Geneva to find her friend Mireille pregnant by Dr. Urs Stoller, her brilliant but much disliked thesis advisor. No one is terribly upset when Stoller's body washes up on the lakeshore. His wife, a chemist, is more concerned about problems with the blood thinner she's working on and the fact that her lover is moving his family from England. Stoller, who was not above stealing work from his graduate students, had even given Mireille false information about some old drawings she'd asked him to appraise.
The wry and rueful Colombo of Austria investigates a grisly murder at a beloved restaurant where snooty Viennese gourmands go to eat ? fried chicken. At a wildly popular chicken shack in the Austrian countryside, a gruesome discovery is made in the pile of chicken bones waiting to be fed into the basement grinder: human bones. But when former-police detective now private eye Simon Brenner shows up to investigate, the woman who hired him has disappeared ? Brenner likes chicken, though, so he stays, but finds no one will talk. And as he waits for the disappeared manager, there?s one ghastly find after another. Perhaps the most raucous book in the series, The Bone Man manages to make fun of institutions from high cuisine to soccer while nonetheless building relentless suspense based in all-too-real social issues. Smart, tense, and funny, the book makes clear why Carl Hiaasen called Wolf Haas the real deal.
"When she was twelve years old, Opal Jones escaped her mother's endless drinking. Now, returning to their small Leeds cottage after her mum's death, Opal feels like she's gone back in time. Nosey Mrs. Pickess is still polishing her windows to a sparkle. Fishbo, Opal's ancient music teacher, still plays trumpet with his band. And much to Opal's delight, her favorite neighbor, Margaret Reid, still keeps an eye on things from the walk in front of her house. But a tragedy has struck Mote Street. Margaret's grandson, Craig, disappeared some ten years ago, and every day he's not found, shame and sorrow settle deeper into the neighborhood's forgotten corners. As the door she closed on her own dark past begins to open, Opal uncovers more secrets than she can bear about the people who were once her friends."--Cover, p. 
Back in Maine for the much-anticipated wedding of her associate Tina Ames, Darby Farr arrives on the snow-swept island of Hurricane Harbor just after the Chief of Police's office assistant appears to have tragically drowned. Working double duty as Chief Dupont's realtor and PI, Darby uncovers evidence that the woman was supplementing her income with blackmail. Suddenly many local characters are vested in the "accidental" death, and it's up to Darby to reveal a desperate murderer.
When the renowned archaeologist who authenticated the King's Jar turns up dead, and the invaluable relic vanishes, Dani suddenly finds herself trapped in a real-life game of Clue with a gallery of glittering suspects, and a killer who's playing for keeps. But drumming up donations from society swells is a far cry from matching wits with homicidal thieves. And juggling the amorous advances of a police detective, a TV celebrity, and her own playboy ex-husband while sparring with an African ambassador, an obsessed archaeologist-in-training, a millionaire and his trophy wife certainly doesn't make it any easier to figure out who's lying...or keep anyone else from dying.
During the summer of 1987, from their tree house fort in the woods, neighborhood boys Tim, Scott, and Luke spot a man holding a gun to missing sixteen-year-old Molly Peterson's back. The problem is, nobody believes their story, not even the police. As the search efforts to find Molly dwindle, the boys know that she, and the man with the gun, are nearby--and that they must now find and save Molly themselves. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action--to find Molly, to protect themselves, and to stand guard for the last long days of summer.
The shooting of a teenage girl rocks the Amish community of Holmes County, Ohio, leading hard-driving Sheriff Bruce Robertson to discover that young Amish women have been coerced into transporting cocaine from the Sunshine State.
July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Private investigator Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. Picton is, however, hiding something, but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham's genteel facçade lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse, a place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?
"Felicity can't possibly help Father Antony find the valuable missing icon. She's off to become a nun. Then her impossible mother turns up unexpectedly. And a good friend turns up murdered"--P.  of cover.
After Mr. "Frank Finance" Michaels loses the family?s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter?s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing bunch of budget advice seekers. While Maddie is researching frugality-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie?s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good?
When a black-robed body lands at Felicity's feet during Ascension services, she tries to leave the investigating to someone else, despite being haunted by the snake emblem clutched in the victim's hand.
New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the citys wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chloe, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend.
While studying for her private investigator license, Natalie investigates the apparent suicide of a self-help guru who was about to go bankrupt and enlists the help of her obsessive compulsive partner, Monk, when she suspects foul play.
When scandal threatens the monarchy after a female guest turns up dead following one of the debauched stag parties of Edward, the Prince of Wales, the Palace calls in Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch to solve the murder with utmost discretion.
"FBI agent Manny Tanno is taking some much needed R and R at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn. But when a death on the reservation cuts his vacation short, he learns that the secrets of the past have a way of stirring up trouble in the present."--P.  of cover.
When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.
It's summer, 1936. The writer, Josephine Tey, joins her friends in the holiday village of Portmeirion to celebrate her fortieth birthday. Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are there to sign a deal to film Josephine's novel, "A Shilling for Candles," and Hitchcock has one or two tricks up his sleeve to keep the holiday party entertained. But things go awry when one of Hollywood's leading actresses is slashed to death in a nearby cemetery.
"When naval historian Dr. Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth's historic dockyard, the major crime team is adamant it is suicide. Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure. Then another body is found in similar circumstances and Horton is convinced they're looking at murder; but not so his bosses"--Dust jacket flap.
"Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party find an abandoned stroller with an infant inside on an unfamiliar Baltimore street. What happens next is shocking and terrible, causing the irreparable devastation of three separate families. Seven years later, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller, now eighteen, are released from 'kid prison' to begin their lives over again. But the secrets swirling around the original crime continue to haunt the parents, the lawyers, the police, and all the adults in Alice and Ronnie's lives. And now another child has disappeared, under freakishly similar circumstances."--P.  of cover.