New Mystery Fiction

Squishy Taylor and the vase that wasn't

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Wild, Ailsa,
Publisher Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2018. ©2016
114 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Summary Squishy and her twin "bonus" sisters Vee and Jessie are intrigued when a Ming vase disappears from the apartment above them, especially when they find out it is apparently one of a set stolen during the Opium Wars--and when they hack into the apartment building's security cameras and see what appears to be the ghost of a Chinese warrior they are determined to investigate the mystery.

Unbound [large print]

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Woods, Stuart
Publisher Thorndike Pr 2018
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Call Number XX(1650447.2)

Shoot First

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Woods, Stuart
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons 20180417
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Science of Acne and Warts: The Itchy Truth about Skin

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Woolf, Alex
Publisher Franklin Watts 2018
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Call Number XX(1651883.1)

Science of Poop and Farts: The Smelly Truth about Digestion

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Woolf, Alex
Publisher Franklin Watts 2018
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Call Number XX(1651952.1)

Donald Trump : real estate mogul and president

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Wooten, Sara McIntosh
Publisher Enslow Publishers 2018
128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
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Call Number XX(1651789.1)

The unmade world : a novel

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Yarbrough, Steve, 1956-
Publisher Unbridled Books, [2018]
pages ; cm
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Call Number XX(1652367.1)

Morocco - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by York, Jillian
Publisher Kuperard 20180104
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Finding Your Roots - Season 4 (DVD) [videorecording].

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
Publisher Pbs, 2018.
Widescreen ed.
3 videodiscs (ca. 500 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1651408.2)
Summary Professor Gates's journey continues as a weekly series that will look at an ever-widening spectrum of our nation's fascinating ethnic mixture.

Holding : a novel

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:02
by Norton, Graham, 1963-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First American hardcover edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F NOR
Summary "The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke--a former lover of two different inhabitants--the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret"--

The lies we tell

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:02
by Schwegel, Theresa,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
354 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F SCH
Summary "In THE LIES WE TELL by Theresa Schwegel, Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge--this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into--and after--Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can't possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knows the true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department. Though alone in her struggle, Gina isn't alone in her search: in addition to a loyal partner, there is a curious detective and an entire force of coworkers on the hunt. And she's sympathetic to Marble's mother, a woman who is losing her mind to Alzheimer's. Still, Gina fears the fallout: she has no idea how will she keep her own world intact once Marble is found and the truth is out. Once again, Schwegel brings her remarkable talent to bear in this compelling crime novel about imperfect people struggling against all odds--and this time, against the very people who are supposed to help"--

Under water

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Barrett, Casey,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
309 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M BAR
Summary Disgraced competitive swimmer and unlicensed PI Duck Darley must revisit his past when he is tasked with finding the daughter of a former roommate, an investigation that is complicated by the murder of the missing girl's ex-boyfriend.

X marks the Scot

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Dunnett, Kaitlyn,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M DUN
Summary After she hires an archivist to help her research a treasure map that she found at the Chadwick estate in Moosetookalook, Maine, Scottish Emporium owner Lisa MacCrimmon is horrified when the archivist is murdered, and takes it upon herself to find the killer.

Insidious intent a Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novel

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by McDermid, Val,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
424 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number M MCD
Summary When charred human remains are discovered in the driver's seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. Delving deeper into the case, they begin the dangerous hunt for a most sinister killer with the power to inflict untold fear and pain on their victims.

The body in the casket : a Faith Fairchild mystery

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Page, Katherine Hall,
Publisher William Morrow, 2017.
238 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number M PAG
Summary "The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue. For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane--a Broadway legend--is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a startling confession. "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me." Faith's only clue is an ominous birthday gift the man received the week before--an empty casket sent anonymously containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from Max's last, and only failed, production--Heaven or Hell. Consequently, Max has drawn his guest list for the party from the cast and crew. As the guests begin to arrive one by one, and an ice storm brews overhead, Faith must keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain call. Full of delectable recipes, brooding atmosphere, and Faith's signature biting wit, The Body in the Casket is a delightful thriller that echoes the beloved mysteries of Agatha Christie and classic films such as Murder by Death and Deathtrap"--

A case of Syrah, Syrah

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:59
by Parra, Nancy J.,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M PAR

The amber shadows

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 06:58
by Ribchester, Lucy,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
451 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number M RIB
Summary While working at Bletchley Park transcribing decrypted signals from the German Army as it marches into Leningrad, Honey Deschamps begins to receive mysterious packages from Russia containing small pieces of amber that suggest a coded message.

Little boy lost

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 06:58
by Trafford, J. D.,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number M TRA
Summary "Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body--and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin...vows to search for the killer..."--Page [4] of cover.

Dead, to begin with : a Dan Rhodes mystery

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Crider, Bill, 1941-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
262 pages ;
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Call Number M CRI
Summary "Life is never easy for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. When he is called in the middle of the night to investigate gunshots at a haunted house, Rhodes finds the body of meth dealer Neil Foshee. Recently released from jail, Foshee has his fair share of potential murderers, including former girlfriend Vicki, her new boyfriend, the nephew of Clearview's mayor, and Foshee's criminal cousins Earl and Louie. Complicating matters is Seepy Benton, the community college math professor who has a new summer job. He's founded Clearview Paranormal Investigations and wants to solve the murder by communing with Foshee's ghost. But when he connects with something else instead and a second body is found, Rhodes is left with more questions than ever. Who's the dead person? How long has the body been hidden? Is Benton really able to communicate with ghosts? And most importantly: What, if anything, does the body have to do with Neil Foshee's death? Between the Living and the Dead, Bill Crider's latest installment in the critically-acclaimed Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery series, finds Rhodes dealing with ghost hunters, runaway bulls, and assorted low-level crimes, including prosecuting people who don't use their turn signals. It's all in a day's work in Clearview, Texas"--

Murder in Mayfair : an Atlas Catesby mystery

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 09:53
by Quincy, D. M. (Diana),
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
316 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number M QUI
Summary After rescuing Lilliana, who was being auctioned off by her husband in a small country village, Atlas Catesby must work to help her to clear her name after the husband is found murdered.

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