New Mystery Fiction

Hardcore twenty-four : a Stephanie Plum novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Evanovich, Janet,
Publisher G.P. Putnams's Sons, [2017] ©2017
285 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number M EVA
Summary "Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases"--


Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Quinn, Anthony (Anthony J.),
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M QUI
Summary "Detective Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travelers already under investigation for smuggling and organized crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during The Troubles--the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly's investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the lawlessness of Northern Ireland's border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the search for IRA spy Daniel Hegarty, Daly soon finds himself entangled in a vigilante mission, discovering just how far a group of outsiders will go to find their own justice."

Soul cage

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:16
by Honda, Tetsuya, 1969-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
299 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M HON
Summary "A worker reports his boss missing, and a large amount of blood is found in the rented garage he used. At the same time, a severed left hand is found in a minivan abandoned in the outskirts of Tokyo, which is quickly identified as belonging to this missing man, Kenichi Takaoka. Lt. Reiko Himekawa of the Homicide Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is assigned to the investigation, along with her squad and several other units. From the amount of blood spilled in the van and at the crime scene, it's clear to the team that the missing contractor Keninichi Takaoka is dead and presumably murdered. But searches of the area around the abandoned van and the river itself fail to turn up the rest of the body. The mystery surrounding the murder takes a sharp turn when a childhood friend of the presumed victim is shown a recent photo and definitively declares that the missing man is not Takaoka. With every line of investigation leading to a confusing dead end, Himekawa and her team uncover a trail leading to a long-running yakuza scheme of forced suicide for profit, a complex history of victims, and a case of past transgressions coming back to destroy the present. As time runs out, Himekawa must unravel the mystery surrounding the severed hand if she's to protect and rescue the next victim"--

A distant view of everything

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:16
by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017]
First United States edition.
240 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Call Number M MCC
Summary "A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie--but Isabel's almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker, and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but her inquiries takes an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all. As ever, her intelligence, quick wit, and deep empathy for others will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective"--

Written in blood

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:10
by Green, Layton,
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books 2017.
pages cm
Call Number M GRE
Summary "Detective Joe "Preach" Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, is coming home. After a decade tracking down killers in Atlanta, and with a reputation as one of the finest homicide detectives in the city, his career derailed when he suffered a mental breakdown during the investigation of a serial killer who was targeting children. No sooner does Preach arrive at home in Creekville, North Carolina--a bohemian community near Chapel Hill--than a local bookstore owner is brutally killed, the first murder in a decade. The only officer with homicide experience, Preach is assigned to the case and makes a shocking discovery: the bookstore owner has been murdered in exactly the same manner as the pawnbroker in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. With the help of Ariana Hale, a law student and bibliophile who knew the victim, Preach investigates the local writer's community. As their questions increase, a second body is found, this time eerily resembling the crime scene in a famous Edgar Allan Poe novella. Preach and Ariana realize that their adversary is an intelligent, literate killer with a mind as devious as it is disturbed. And one or both of them may be his next target"-- "A career homicide detective returns to his small hometown and is soon asked to investigate a series of local murders with a perverse literary twist"--

Strange gods : a mystery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Alfieri, Annamaria,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2014.
First edition.
viii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M ALF
Summary "In early 20th century British East Africa, there are rules for the British and different ones for the Africans. Vera McIntosh, the daughter of Scottish missionaries, doesn't feel she belongs to either group; having grown up in Africa, she is not interested in being the well-bred Scottish woman her mother would like her to be. More than anything she dreams of seeing again the handsome police officer she's danced with. But more grisly circumstances bring Justin Tolliver to her family's home. The body of Vera's uncle, Dr. Josiah Pennyman, is found with a tribesman's spear in his back. Tolliver, an idealistic Assistant District Superintendent of Police, is assigned to the case. He first focuses on Gichinga Mbura, a Kikuyu medicine man who has been known to hatefully condemn Pennyman because Pennyman's cures are increasingly preferred over his. But the spear belonged to the Maasai tribe, not Kikuyu, and it's doubtful Mbura would have used it to kill his enemy. Tolliver's superior wants him to arrest the medicine man and be done with it, but Tolliver pleads that he have the chance to prove the man's guilt. With the help of Kwai Libazo, a tribal lieutenant, Tolliver discovers that others had reasons to hate Pennyman as well, and the list of suspects grows. "--

Once burned : a Jack McMorrow mystery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Boyle, Gerry, 1956-
Publisher Islandport Press, 2015.
First Islandport edition.
409 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M BOY

Murder on the Mediterranean

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Campion, Alexander.
Publisher Kensington Books, 2014.
1st Kensington hardcover ed.
309 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number M CAM
Summary Even on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise, murder follows Commissair Capucine Le Tellier.

The burning room : a novel

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
First edition.
388 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M CON
Summary In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Under cold stone : a Constable Molly Smith mystery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Delany, Vicki, 1951-
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2014.
First Edition.
296 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number M DEL
Summary Paul Keller was enjoying a vacation in the Rocky Mountains with his girlfriend Lucky Smith when his estranged son called begging for help. Paul and Lucky arrive at Matt's apartment only to find a body on the floor and Matt long gone. Lucky's daughter, Constable Molly Smith of the Trafalgar City Police, abandons her chaotic Thanksgiving kitchen to offer her mom support. She has no intention of meddling in the police investigation, but when Matt's sad, shy girlfriend, Tracey, asks for her help, Molly finds herself not only interfering, but putting herself on the wrong side of RCMP Sgt. Edward Blechta.

Devil's Bridge : a novel

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Fairstein, Linda A.,
Publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2015]
373 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number M FAI
Summary The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor vehicles. But in "Devil's Bridge," Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper. Coop's sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can. "--from publisher's description.

The drowned boy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Fossum, Karin, 1954-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
ix, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M FOS
Summary "Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy's lungs to be full of soap. When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she'd been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond. But Skarre and Sejer's doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen's own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth."--

Indelible : a Chris Honeysett mystery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Helton, Peter,
Publisher Severn House, 2014.
First world edition.
218 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number M HEL

Long upon the land

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Maron, Margaret,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
First edition.
vii, 288 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
Call Number M MAR
Summary "On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah's family may have had something to do with the murder--and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah's curiosity about her parents' past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she's determined to find the answer. But why are Deborah's brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie's illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah's mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah's promise not to interfere in Dwight's work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion"--

Rose Gold : an Easy Rawlins mystery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Mosley, Walter
Publisher Doubleday, [2014]
First edition.
308 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M MOS
Summary When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her in exchange for a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.

City of brick and shadow

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
by Wirkus, Tim, 1983-
Publisher Tyrus Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2014]
303 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number M WIR

Every breath you take

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:01
by Clark, Mary Higgins,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
287 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M CLA
Summary The fifth collaborative novel in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, takes place at the Met Gala in New York City.

Dark asylum

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:01
by Thomson, E. S.,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
378 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F THO

Speak for the dead : a John Santana novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:01
by Valen, Christopher,
Publisher Conquill Press, [2017] ©2017
1st edition.
359 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M VAL
Summary The brutal murders of two young women in the caves along the Mississippi River pull St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana into a case with all the telltale signs of a serial killer. Except that one of the victims doesn't fit. Santana's search for answers unearths connections between the first victim, an NTSB accident investigator, and the crash of an airliner off the California coast. He soon finds himself embroiled in a complex investigation that takes him from St. Paul, Minnesota to Washington DC and ultimately to Colombia in a race to thwart a dangerous technology that could cause a global economic meltdown. In a case fraught with internal and external politics, Santana must speak for the dead, while trying to finally make peace with the past.

Cluttered Mess to Organized Success : A Real Life Guide to Decluttering and Organizing Your Home and Life: Includes of 100 Worksheets and Lists to Help You Manage Your Household

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Aarssen, Cassandra
Publisher Ingram Pub Services 2018
156 p. ;
Call Number XX(1649239.1)