New Mystery Fiction

Potions and pastries: a magical bakery mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Cates, Bailey,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number M CATES
Summary It's been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious--and bespelled--treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery's anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy's friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie's witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she'll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

A late frost

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Connolly, Sheila,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition
x, 291 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number pbk. Connolly, Sheila
Summary When newcomer Monica Whitman falls ill and dies, supposedly due to food poisoning, orchard owner Meg Corey Chapman investigates and soon discovers that there is one bad apple in the bunch as it becomes clear that Monica was murdered.

The question of the absentee father : an Asperger's mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Publisher Midnight Ink, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
x, 275 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC COPPERMAN
Summary Samuel Hoenig, proprietor of Questions Answered, doesn't have strong feelings about his estranged father, but when his mother receives an enigmatic letter and asks him where his father lives, Samuel is duty bound to provide an answer. Unfortunately, answering this question means traveling to Los Angeles with his associate, Ms. Washburn. The personality traits of Asperger's Syndrome make flying across the country a major challenge for Samuel... and it's nothing compared to the danger they'll face when they land.

White sand blues

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Delany, Vicki, 1951-
Publisher Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
138 pages ; 19 cm.
Books
Call Number M DELANY
Summary "Paramedic Ashley Grant finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation while in the Victoria and Albert Islands in this work of crime fiction."--

Hark the herald angels slay

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Delany, Vicki, 1951-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime ; 2017.
First edition.
vii, 295 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC DELANY

That last weekend

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by DiSilverio, Laura A. H.,
Publisher Midnight Ink, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd., [2017] ©2017
First edition.
306 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC DISILVERIO
Summary "Every year for a decade, five college friends spent a weekend together at the atmospheric Chateau de Cygne Noir. Then, tragedy struck. Ten years later, Laurel Muir returns to the castle for the first time since the accident, hoping to reconnect with her friends and lay the past to rest. When a murderer attacks, it rips open old wounds and forces the women to admit there's a killer in their midst. The remaining friends make a pact to unearth the truth, but suspicion, doubt, and old secrets threaten to tear them apart. Unsure who to trust, Laurel puts herself in harm's way, risking it all for friendship and long-delayed justice"--Back cover.

Murder on the Toy Town Express : a Vintage Toyshop mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Early, Barbara, 1950-
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
300 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC EARLY, BARBARA
Summary Liz McCall has come to love running her father's vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she's all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she's shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.

Ditched 4 murder

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Eaton, J. C. (Joint pseudonym),
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017. ©2017
First Kensington mass market edition.
339 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS EATON, J.C.
Summary While helping her seventy-four-year-old Aunt Ina prepare for her wedding, Sophie Kimball gets drawn into a murder case that is linked to Ina's fiancé and works to catch a killer before her aunt walks down the aisle.

Full service blonde

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Edwards, Megan.
Publisher IMBRIFEX Books, [2017]
306 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M EDWARDS
Summary A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth? In this prequel to Getting of on Frank Sinatra, it's Christmastime in Sin City. Aspiring journalist Copper Black meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada's legal brothels. She's offered Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light's "calendar girl" get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays. Copper is busy with work, Christmas shopping, and fantasizing about a whole week with her long-distance boyfriend. She's also helping her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is spearheading plans for a new center to serve the homeless. Things are hectic but under control when shocking news breaks. Victoria McKimber has turned up dead.

A map of the dark

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ellis, Karen,
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
295 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M ELL

Death by eggnog

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Erickson, Alex.
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington mass market edition.
299 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M ERICKSON

Mining for justice : a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
xvii, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M ERNST, K.
Summary Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present . . . before a killer comes to bury her. Praise: "Richly imagined and compelling, Mining for Justiceonce again highlights Kathleen Ernst's prowess as a storyteller, with its nuanced characters and intersecting mysteries . . . Ernst is a master of reconstructing the past, providing vivid and authentic details about the lives of early Cornish immigrants in Wisconsin, while showing how the secrets of those long-buried people still matter in the present day."--Susanna Calkins, author of the Macavity-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries

Splintered silence

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Furlong, Susan (Mystery writer),
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018 ©2018
First Kensington hardcover edition.
262 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number FIC FURLONG
Summary "Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up . . . After an IED explosion abruptly ends her tour of duty, Brynn arrives stateside with PTSD and her canine partner, Wilco--both of them bearing the scars of battle. With a mix of affection, curiosity, and misgivings, she goes back to Bone Gap, Tennessee, and the insular culture she'd hoped to escape by enlisting in the Marine Corps. Marginalized and wary of outsiders, the Irish Travellers keep to themselves in a secluded mountain community, maintaining an uneasy coexistence with the "settled" townspeople of McCreary. When Wilco's training as a cadaver dog leads Brynn to discover a body in the woods, the two worlds collide. Soon it's clear that Brynn and Wilco are in danger - and they're not the only ones. After the police identify the dead woman, Brynn is shocked to learn she has a personal connection--and everything she's been told about her past is called into question. Forming a reluctant alliance with local sheriff Frank Pusser, Brynn must dig up secrets that not only will rattle her close-knit clan to its core, but may forever change her perception of who she is . . . and put her back in the line of fire"--Provided by publisher.

A deadly éclair

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gerber, Daryl Wood,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M GERBER
Summary The owner of a Napa Valley inn comes under suspicion when her business partner is murdered.

A murder for the books

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gilbert, Victoria,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, an imprint of The Quick Brown Fox & Company LLC, 2017.
First edition.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M GILBERT
Summary Librarian Amy Webber leaves her university job to live with her aunt in a historic Virginia mountain town. She lands a new gig managing the charming public library, which has too little money and too many eccentric patrons. The last thing busy Amy needs is a charming new neighbor. Choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door--and its scandalous story--from his great-uncle. Town folklore claims the original owner was poisoned by his wife, who vanished after her 1925 murder trial. When Richard persuades Amy to help him clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, their research implicates the town's leading families ... even hers. Amy and Richard crack open the books to turn the page on the town's turbulent past.

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gleason, Colleen,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Gleason, Colleen

The Long Count : a John Q mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gulvin, Jeff, 1962-
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2017. ©2016.
279 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M GULVIN
Summary In The Long Count, the first book of JM Gulvin's masterful new crime series, we meet Ranger John Quarrie as he is called to the scene of an apparent suicide by a fellow war veteran. Although the local police want the case shut down, John Q is convinced that events aren't quite so straightforward. When his hunch is backed up by the man's son, Isaac - just back from Vietnam, and convinced his father was murdered - they start to look into a series of other violent incidents in the area, including a recent fire at the local Trinity Asylum and the disappearance of Isaac's twin brother, Ishmael. In a desperate race against time, John Q has to try to unravel the dark secrets at the heart of this family and get to the truth before the count is up...Dripping with atmosphere and a sense of time and place, The Long Count is a page-turner and a psychological puzzle - for fans of Shutter Island and True Detective.

Mailboat : book one

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hanna, Danielle Lincoln,
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. ©2016
212, 4 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M HANNA
Summary Bailey Johnson landed the coolest summer job ever: mail jumper on the historic Lake Geneva Mailboat. Falling into the lake is pretty much a hazard of the job. Finding a dead body underwater is pretty much not. One mistimed jump restarts a manhunt, unsolved since before she was born, and reopens old wounds that were only half healed. As if that weren't bad enough, she's stuck in the most epically abysmal foster home ever, since she first entered "the system" eleven years ago. Abuse at home, bullets flying in the street ... and she thought prom was bad. All she wants is a family of her own. Is that so much to ask for? A forever family--provided she survives the summer.

Murder on Pea Pike : a Listed and Lethal mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Harrington, Jean,
Publisher Camel Press, [2017] ©2017
248 pages : 20 cm.
Books
Call Number M HARRINGTON
Summary "Fresh off her ex-boyfriend's Harley and determined to remake herself, Honey Ingersill snags a job with handsome Sam Ridley, Eureka Falls' biggest realtor. She's thrilled, but her troubles are far from over. During the sale of an abandoned farmhouse, she stumbles over the body of a young woman with big hair, silver stilettos and a bullet hole in her chest. A few days later, she discovers uncut diamonds on neighboring farmland. The owner turns up dead soon after - and once again Honey finds the body. Sheriff Matt Rameros, who's sweet on Honey, believes the two incidents are unrelated. Honey, now a person of interest in the murders, thinks otherwise. Why else would Sam Ridley, a big Fayetteville financial concern, and a U.S. senator all have an interest in these hardscrabble properties? Honey has to find out, or she may have fled a double-wide only to end up in a jail cell. Or worse." -- back cover.

Yuletide homicide

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hesse, Jennifer David,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp. , 2017.
314 pages ; 17 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS HESSE, JENNIFER
Summary Keli Milanni is preparing to celebrate the Wiccan holiday Yuletide when an old friend of her boss is found dead underneath the hotel Christmas tree. The police rule the death an accident, but Keli knows better and is determined to nab the killer.

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