New Mystery Fiction

Murder under the fig tree : a Palestine mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Raphael, Kate Jessica,
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
359 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Raphael, Kate
Summary "Hamas has taken power in Palestine, and the Israeli government is rounding up threats. When Palestinian policewoman Rania Bakara finds herself thrown in prison, Chloe Rubin flies in from San Francisco to free her friend. An Israeli policeman offers Rania a way out: help find out who killed a young gay Palestinian"--Page [4] of cover.

Murder below zero : a Maxine Benson mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Reynolds, John Lawrence,
Publisher Raven Books, [2017]
134 pages ; 19 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC REYNOLDS
Summary "Maxine Benson, police chief in a small town, sets out to solve the murder of the town bully in this work of crime fiction"--

Mr. Campion's abdication

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ripley, Mike,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition
243 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M RIPLEY
Summary Margery Allingham's Mr. Campion finds himself masquerading as advisor to a very suspicious but glamorous film producer hunting for buried treasure that never was in the Suffolk villages of Sweethearting and Heronhoe, which used to host trysts between the future King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson.

Stowed away

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ross, Barbara, 1953-
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018.
First Kensington mass market edition.
280 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M ROSS
Summary When Julia's old prep school rival Wyatt Jayne invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiancé's decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two--and the yachtsman dead in his chair. Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia's quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse who may not have been all that he seemed--

Killing pace

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Schofield, Douglas,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 259 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC SCHOFIELD
Summary "It's been two months since Lisa Green crawled barefoot and bleeding out of a terrible car accident. Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn't lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland's girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Gradually, Lisa remembers training and skills that she didn't know she had and is able to make her escape. When a sheriff's deputy finds her, she tells him she wants to report a missing person: herself. What follows is a high-octane international chase, which involves US Border Control, the Sicilian mafia, and a shadowy organization specializing in trafficking infants taken from Syrian refugees and made available for adoption to wealthy American couples. Lisa, whose real name is Laura Pace, must figure out who she can trust and how to stay alive.

Comic sans murder

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Shelton, Paige,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS SHELTON, PAIGE

World enough

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Simon, Clea.
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition.
213 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M SIMON
Summary "The Boston rock music scene may be home to a cast of outsiders and misfits, but it's where Tara Winton belongs; the world she's been part of for the last twenty years. Now, one of the old gang is dead, having fallen down the basement stairs at his home. With her journalist's instincts, Tara senses there's something not quite right about Frank's supposedly accidental death. When she asks questions, she begins to uncover some disturbing truths about the club scene in its heyday. Beneath the heady, sexually charged atmosphere lurked something darker. Twenty years ago, there was another death. could there be a connection? Is there a killer still at large...and could Tara herself be at risk?"--book jacket

Cremains of the day

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Simon, Misty,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington mass market edition.
293 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS SIMON, MISTY

Outside the wire : a Pacific homicide novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Smiley, Patricia,
Publisher Midnight Ink, 2017.
First edition.
281 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC SMILEY
Summary Homicide detective Davie Richards is called to an airport parking garage to investigate the shooting of a retired U.S. Army Ranger. Missing personal items point to a robbery, but Davie suspects a more sinister motive when she notices only one military dog tag around the Ranger's neck. Could the murderer have taken the other as a memento of the kill? As Davie unravels baffling clues, one murder becomes two and a pattern begins to emerge. Racing to save the killer's next victim, Davie is led to a shocking twist that challenges her physical and emotional endurance and tests the bonds of brotherhood and friendship.

Unholy city : a Claire Codella mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Smith, Carrie,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
310 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC SMITH, CARRIE
Summary When a senior churchwarden is found murdered in the herb garden of his Manhattan church, detectives Claire Codella and Brian Haggerty set aside their differences to identify a killer among several possible suspects.

Murder with lemon tea cakes / Karen Rose Smith.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Smith, Karen Rose,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2018.
First Kensington mass market edition.
316 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M SMITH
Summary "Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective--so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried...especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey's grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn't want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart--but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey's murder. Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene--and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt's name and bag the real killer before things boil over"--Back cover.

Slay bells ring

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Smith, Karen Rose,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington mass market edition.
343 pages ; 17 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS SMITH, KAREN

The devil's song : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Stahl, Lauren,
Publisher Kaylie Jones Books, Akashic Books, [2018]
312 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M STAHL

Deeds of darkness : the tenth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Starr, Mel.
Publisher Lion Fiction, 2017.
234 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number M STARR
Summary When Bampton's coroner, Hubert Shillside, does not return from a trip to Oxford, Master Hugh de Singleton is called. Concerned for his old friend, Hugh takes to the road to investigate. Travel is safer than in times hence but, out of sight of prying eyes; it is still unwise to travel alone... Hugh finds a body, stabbed and left to rot, but it is not the body he was expecting to find. Indeed, reports of pillage, attacks, and chaos on the roads out of Oxford suddenly seem rampant. Hugh must ascertain whether the incidents are random, or whether something darker is afoot. The guilty cannot afford to be caught, but what lengths will they go to cover their tracks, and will Hugh escape unscathed?

A room with a brew

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Tremel, Joyce,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 275 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M TREMEL

Protected by the shadows

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Tursten, Helene, 1954-
Publisher Soho Crime, 2017.
275 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC TURSTEN, HELENE
Summary "With gang violence escaling in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? In this final installment of the internationally bestselling Irene Huss investigations, the gang warfare that has been brewing in Goteborg is about to explode. A member of a notorious biker gang has been set on fire--alive. Even in a culture where ritual killings are common, this brutal assault attracts the attention of both Irene's unit and the Organized Crimes Unit. Anticipating a counterattack, the two units team up to patrol the lavish party of a rival gang, but that doesn't stop another murder from occurring just outside the event hall. And that's not the only thing going up in flames. Someone has planted a bomb under Irene's husband's car. Fearing for her family's safety, Irene sends her husband and daughters into hiding and takes up residence at a colleague's apartment. Still, she can't shake the feeling that she is being stalked. Somehow, the gangs are always one step ahead of the police. Someone is leaking information. But who? Irene's life depends on discovering the answer"--

Ring in the year with murder

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Wallace, Auralee,
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
297 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M WALLACE

The quiche and the dead

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Weiss, Kirsten, 1968-
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington mass market edition.
313 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M WEISS

Monument Road

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Wiley, Michael, 1961-
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
248 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number FIC WILEY
Summary Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man he hates more than any other, the man who remains convinced of Franky's guilt to this day? As Franky delves further, he comes to realize that in order to prove Higby's innocence, he must also prove his own. Unless he finds out what happened that fateful night eight years before, the night 15-year-old Duane Bronson and his 13-year-old brother were murdered, Franky will always be under suspicion, and the real killer will remain free. What really happened that dark, wet night on Monument Road? And is Franky prepared for the shocking truth?

Beach, breeze, bloodshed

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 18:30
by Keyse-Walker, John,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M KEY
Summary "Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is a winner. It is written with the coral clarity of a Caribbean atoll, and evokes an edgy rhythm that suits the protagonist, Teddy Creque, and his wholly authentic domain, the Virgin Islands."--Randy Wayne White After barely surviving the first criminal investigation in living memory on the sun-drenched British Virgin island of Anegada, Constable Teddy Creque has spent the past six months trying to weather the aftermath, and move on with his life. Now, with a promotion and a medal of honor, he's newly committed to the job. So when a young woman dies in a shark attack off the coast of a neighboring island, Virgin Gorda, Teddy is happy to help when Deputy Commissioner Howard Lane orders him to capture the man-eater. But when Teddy arrives on Virgin Gorda, he begins to suspect there was human foul play involved, too. After all, the sharks around the idyllic island aren't known for attacking humans, and there are some oddities at the scene. Unfortunately, while Teddy is convinced that the woman's death wasn't accidental, not everyone on the island takes kindly to his meddling, and he's forced to be creative in his pursuit of justice. In unfamiliar territory, and with his sole witness a silent child who communicates in unorthodox ways, Teddy must earn the trust of the reserved residents of the touristy island, tangle with a loquacious parrot, and follow the clues which might lead him directly into the path of a killer. John Keyse-Walker, the winner of the 2015 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, has written another taut, witty mystery that will keep readers mesmerized from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.

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