New Mystery Fiction

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.

The river below

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hill, Bonnie Hearn, 1945-
Publisher Severn House Publishers, [2017] ©2017
212 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number M HILL
Summary When a mangled car is pulled from the river, containing bloodstains and a gun, the sense of safety is shattered in Tessa's Californian hometown. Tessa, who works at the river conservancy, thinks she saw a girl out on the riverbank - but Tessa's memory is failing and could this be the start of something more serious? Tessa's friend and co-worker, Claire Barrett, is worried - about the car and the gun, but also about Tessa. With Tessa's attorney husband preoccupied with a big case and in denial about his wife's memory issues, Claire knows that it'll be up to her to work out what's going on. When a body turns up and she discovers the identity of the gun's owner - someone disturbingly close to home - Claire is determined to uncover the truth . . . whatever it takes.

A fatal collection

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hughes, Mary Ellen, 1941-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
256 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M HUGHES

Bloodstains with Bronte : a crime with the classics mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hyde, Katherine Bolger,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC HYDE
Summary "Windy Corner is being remodeled into a writers' retreat. Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily's young single-mother housekeeper. It's a stormy autumn and Emily is reading Wuthering Heights. Roman, a dark and brooding type, reminds her of Heathcliff. At a Halloween murder mystery fundraiser at Windy Corner, someone is found stabbed to death. Windy Corner's very own detective, Luke, is reluctantly forced to investigate Katie. Luke digs into the background of the contractor, Jeremiah Edwards, and Emily, now reading Jane Eyre, realizes Jeremiah resembles St. John Rivers in his obsessive, tormented piety. Will Luke figure out who the murderer is before Katie ends up in jail or someone else is killed?"--

Sleep no more : six murderous tales

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by James, P. D,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
ix, 194 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JAM

Three strikes : an Audrey Harte novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kessler, Kate,
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F KES
Summary "Three Strikes is the new novel in a thriller series where a criminal psychologist uses her own dark past to help law enforcement catch dangerous killers. Thanksgiving is approaching, and Audrey Harte has a lot to be thankful for -- her mother has recovered from surgery, her relationship with Jake is solid, her father is relatively sober, and her career is evolving in an exciting direction. So when an 18-year-old girl turns up on her mother's doorstep, claiming to be the daughter Maggie Jones gave up for adoption, Audrey is amazed. As Audrey helps the girl discover where she came from, people in the little town of Edgeport think she should leave the past alone, and they let her know through threatening messages and phone calls. Soon, Audrey realizes that it doesn't matter how well you think you know someone -- you don't know what they're capable of until their secrets are threatened... "--

The woman in the camphor trunk : an Anna Blanc mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kincheloe, Jennifer, 1966-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
303 pages : 21 cm
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Call Number FIC KINCHELOE
Summary "In early-1900s Los Angeles-- an era of courting, ragtime, suffragettes, and widespread corruption-- a socialite turned police matron tracks down the murderer of a white woman in Chinatown, while trying to prevent the outbreak of a bloody tong war"--

Doom with a view : a Merry Ghost Inn mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kingsbury, Kate,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC KINGSBURY, KATE

Better dead

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kopfler, Pamela,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2018.
First Kensington mass market edition.
vii, 375 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M KOPFLER

Honey-baked homicide

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Leeson, Gayle, 1967-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime ; 2017. ©2017
First edition.
279 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M LEESON
Summary In this delectable comfort-food mystery, a sweet Southern cafe owner tastes the sharp sting of suspicion after the body of a local beekeeper is found outside her cafe.

Murder in the manuscript room : a 42nd Street Library mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Lehane, Cornelius,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 305 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number M LEHANE
Summary The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library Mystery, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing. When a murder desecrates the somber, book-lined halls of New York City's iconic 42nd Street Library, Raymond Ambler, the library's curator of crime fiction, has a personal interest in solving the crime. His quest to solve the murder is complicated by personal entanglements involving his friend--or perhaps more-than-friend--Adele Morgan. Not only does Adele's relationship with the young woman staffer who was murdered get in the way of Ambler's investigation, more disturbing for him is Adele's growing interest in a darkly handsome Islamic scholar. Soon the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department takes over the case from NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove, Ambler's friend and sometimes partner-in-crime solving. Ambler suspects that the murder of the young woman, who'd been working at the library under an assumed name and the curious intervention of NYPD's intelligence division are connected. The trail of intrigue leads to a seemingly unrelated murder in an upstate prison and a long ago murder of a trade union reformer. No one else sees the connections Ambler is sure are there--not an unusual state of affairs for Ambler. But with the city's law enforcement establishment determined to stop his investigation, the inquisitive and intrepid librarian faces challenges that may put his very life at risk.

A season to lie

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Littlejohn, Emily,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
290 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC LITTLEJOHN
Summary On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, The Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma expects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager. But there in the snow lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. And a disturbing message left by his killer promises more death to come.

A-list : a Jake Longly thriller

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Lyle, D. P.,
Publisher Oceanview Publishing, [2017] ©2017
324 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC LYLE, D.P.
Summary PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled--he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.

The body on the doorstep

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Mackenzie, A. J.,
Publisher Zaffre, 2016. ©2016
264 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number XX(1648334.2)
Summary Kent, 1796. Shocked to discover a dying man on his doorstep - and lucky to avoid a bullet himself - Reverend Hardcastle finds himself entrusted with the victim's cryptic last words. With smuggling rife on England's south-east coast, the obvious conclusion is that a dodgy deal has gone wrong. But why is the leader of the local Customs service so reluctant to investigate? Ably assisted by the ingenious Mrs Chaytor, Hardcastle sets out to solve the mystery for himself. But smugglers are not the only ones to lurk off the Kent coast, and the more he discovers, the more he realises he might have bitten off more than he can chew.

Scones and scoundrels

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by MacRae, Molly,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2018.
307 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M MACRAE

Weycombe : a novel of suspense

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Malliet, G. M., 1951-
Publisher Midnight Ink, 2017.
First edition.
350 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M MALLIET
Summary Weycombe is the chocolate-box village of everyone's dreams. For American Jillian White, a gated life of pleasure and comfort with her titled English husband was a fantasy come true. But the murder of a local estate agent mars the villages so-pretty surface. Are people actually dying to live in Weycombe? Jill investigates, piecing together clues along the snaking paths and winding lanes of her adopted village. She knows truth has many versions, depending on who is doing the telling.

Mayhem & mass

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Matthews, Olivia,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2017
First Kensington mass market edition.
378 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M MATTHEWS
Summary "A Los Angeles transplant, Sister Louise "Lou" LaSalle feels right at home in Briar Coast, New York. After all, her beloved nephew, Chris, works at the college founded by her congregation. But while Sister Lou has always played by the rules, she's about to have her faith in herself tested--by murder...Sister Lou expects some pushback when she invites her friend, Maurice Jordan, to be the guest speaker for the St. Hermione of Ephesus Feast Day presentation. The theology professor is known far and wide for his controversial views. What she's not prepared for is finding him dead in his hotel room, bashed over the head. When the local deputies focus on the members of her congregation as suspects, Sister Lou takes matters into her own hands. Against Chris' wishes, she teams up with a cynical local reporter to delve into Maurice's life. The unlikely partners in crime-fighting uncover a litany of both devotees and detractors. And though it might take a miracle to find the killer, Sister Lou vows to carry on until justice prevails..."--Back cover.

Bel, book, and scandal

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by McConnon, Maggie,
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
309 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M MCCONNON

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