New Mystery Fiction

Murder at the male revue

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Perona, Elizabeth,
Publisher Midnight Ink, 2017.
First edition.
302 pages. ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC PERONA
Summary When Mary Ruth's company is hired to cater a fundraiser featuring the Buckingham Male Revue, the ladies see the chance to cross another item off their bucket list: helping divorcée Joy McQueen get over her decades-old fear of men in the buff. But when fundraiser sponsor Camille Ledfelter is stabbed to death, the women must uncover the naked truth about who wanted her dead. Proving who did it, however, will require dodging a persistent stripper-for-hire, surviving the American Legion Bingo, drinking high-end cognac, searching for an implicated 3-D printer, and laying bare the motives of a dangerous killer"--Kirkus Reviews.

Grave errors

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Perry, Carol J,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
First Kensington mass market edition.
343 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS PERRY, CAROL

The silent second : a Chuck Restic mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Phillips, Adam Walker, 1971-
Publisher Prospect Park Books, [2017]
282 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M PHILLIPS
Summary "Chuck Restic has achieved the American dream: a successful career with a large corporation, his own home, and the best health care insurance and retirement package money can buy ... but he's crumbling inside. Twenty years in Human Resources have pushed Chuck Restic into an existential crisis. Only when he sets out to find a missing employee from his L.A. firm does he feel alive again. Applying his HR skills and wit to his moonlight detective work, Chuck unravels a web of crooked real estate deals and three murders, staving off a fourth: his own"--

If the haunting fits, wear it

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pressey, Rose,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017. ©2017
First Kensington mass market edition.
296 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS PRESSEY, ROSE
Summary When Cookie Chanel lands a dream assignment of providing vintage hats for a high-society Kentucky Derby party, she's brimming with excitement. Leaving her mother and best friend to mind the store at It's Vintage Y'All, Cookie packs up her psychic cat and races to Kentucky. But before she can hang her hat, her enthusiasm is dampened when the rider of the potential Derby-winning horse is put out to pasture. Now she's saddled with the jockey's ghost, who insists she find his killer. With suspects ranging from an odds-on favorite to a dark horse, Cookie may just find herself in a dead heat before the photo finish...

Ruined stones

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Reed, Eric, (Mystery writer),
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition.
226 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M REED
Summary Having survived the 1941 Blitz and the predator in her small Shropshire village, policeman's daughter Grace Baxter moves to the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne and takes on a job in the city's constabulary. Grace's arrival coincides with the discovery of the body of a young woman, curiously difficult to identify, at the scanty ruins of a Roman temple situated across from a church. The bone-numbing cold, the fogs, and the Blitz, not to mention to peculiar behavior of some of the citizens and the hostility directed towards a woman in man's work, test Grace's resolve to be an effective officer.

Only skein deep

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sefton, Maggie,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
vi, 293 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number MYS SEF
Summary "Kelly Flynn and her boyfriend, Steve, couldn't be happier as they await the birth of their bouncing baby boy. Kelly's got a built-in group of fiber arts specialists, the Lambspun Knitters, who are working away on blankets and booties. As they sit around the table crafting their keepsakes, the story of Giselle Callahan is a popular topic of conversation. Giselle is the young wife of Henry Callahan, a Fort Connor banking scion, who traded in his previous wife of forty years for a newer model. Giselle's prowess as a skilled country club golfer and social climber puts her on someone's hit list. When she is found dead on the greens at the golf club, Kelly and her Lambspun crew worry that a vicious killer is in their midst. They must work fast to bring an unhinged murderer to justice on the back nine before Kelly's very special delivery"--

Dangerous ends

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Segura, Alex, 1980-
Publisher POLIS Books, 2017.
First hardcover edition.
311 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M SEGURA
Summary Former journalist Pete Fernandez, now a private investigator, and his partner Kathy Bentley wade into a case that no one wants. Soon, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a pro-Castro gang and a political hit ordered by Fidel Castro himself which involved not only Pete, but his dead father's past.

The birdwatcher : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Shaw, William, 1959-
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2016
First North American edition.
329 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number MYS SHA

To helvetica and back

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Shelton, Paige
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
viii, 293 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC SHELTON
Summary Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they're repairing for a customer, Clare fears "she" may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?

The hidden : a Monika Paniatowski mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Spencer, Sally,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition.
186 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number MYS SPE
Summary DCI Paniatowski's team are increasingly convinced that the girl found dead in the woods is the victim of a ritual killing, carried out by a secret society which has been established in the very heart of Whitebridge. Their problem is that without Paniatowski there to back them up, they find it impossible to persuade the ambitious DCI 'Rhino' Dixon that treating it as a mere domestic murder will get them nowhere. And so Meadows, Crane and Beresford find themselves out on a limb - cutting corners, ignoring procedure, and running the very real risk that their careers could be brought to an abrupt and dramatic end. Meanwhile, Monika herself knows not only who the killer is, but also that he is stalking Louisa, her beloved daughter. But as she is one of the killer's victims too, and is lying in a coma -- hearing everything, but unable to move or speak -- there is nothing she can do about it!

Asking for truffle : a Southern Chocolate Shop mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by St. James, Dorothy,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M ST. JAMES
Summary Chocoholic Charity Penn must save her new seaside chocolate shop from a deadly assortment of threats in this sweet series debut. When Charity Penn receives a letter saying she won a trip to South Carolina for free confectionery lessons at a seaside chocolate shop, the Chocolate Box, she's skeptical: she knows that she never entered the contest. An old prep school friend offers to look into the phony prize - and ends up drowned in a vat of chocolate. A guilt-stricken Penn heads to the sunny Southern beach town to investigate. Though she's wary of the locals, their eccentric vibe makes her defenses melt away. But learning the art of crafting delicious chocolates turns bittersweet when she unwraps a dark and deadly plot to destroy the charming resort town. Only Penn's quick thinking and a mysterious cask of rare cocoa beans can save the town she's learned to love. -- front cover, inside flap

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Stewart, Amy,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
374 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number STE
Summary "The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters ... Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave. Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike"--

Dead in the water

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Swanson, Denise,
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
vi, 344 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number FIC SWANSON
Summary Scumble River may never be the same. For school psychologist Skye Denison, there's certainly no place like home. When a violent tornado devastates her small hometown of Scumble River, she can't see how the community will ever recover--especially since town councilman Zeke Lyons appears to have perished in the twister. But things get even worse for Skye when her police chief husband, Wally, disappears in the midst of investigating Zeke's death, and evidence arises pointing to foul play. Did Zeke really die in the storm, or was he murdered? And could Wally be next on the criminal's hit list?

Crime song

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Swinson, David,
Publisher Mullholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
356 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SWI

Party girls die in pearls : an Oxford girl mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sykes, Plum,
Publisher Harper, [2017]
First edition.
329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SYK
Summary "Internationally bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes Plum Sykes returns with PARTY GIRLS DIE IN PEARLS, a charming murder mystery set at Oxford University in the 1980s. After Oxford's most popular classmate is found dead, new students Ursula Flowerbutton and Nancy Feingold believe she has been murdered and work to solve the mystery"--

City of masks : a Somershill Manor novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Sykes, S. D.,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books edition.
xi, 368 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC SYKES
Summary Its 1358, and young Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, is delayed in Venice as he awaits a pilgrim ship to the Holy Land. While the city is besieged by the King of Hungary, Oswald stays at the house of an English merchant, and soon comes under the spell of this decadent and dazzling island state that sits on the edge of Europe where East meets West. But Oswald has secrets. He is running away from something in England -- a shadow that still haunts him, no matter how much he consoles himself with the delights of Venice. When he finds a dead man at the carnival, he is dragged into a murder investigation that draws him deep into the intrigues of this paranoid, mysterious city. From the dungeons of the Doges Palace to the convent-brothel of Santa Lucia, Oswald must search for a murderer in this bewildering maze of alleys and canals. When he comes up against the feared Signori di Notte, the secret police, Oswald learns that he is not the only one with something to hide. Everyone is watching (or trailing) someone else; and nobody in Venice is who they appear to be. Masks, it seems, are not only for the carnival.

Shallow grave : a Matt Sinclair mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Thiem, Brian
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
326 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC THIEM, BRIAN
Summary When the Oakland coroner's office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department's intelligence unit and Sinclair's former partner. Police brass want to pin the murder on a dead member of an outlaw motorcycle gang and they want the case closed quickly, but Sinclair and his current partner, Cathy Braddock, aren't satisfied with that answer. As Sinclair delves into the details of Roberts's past, secrets from his work and personal life come to the surface--secrets that some people will go to any length to keep buried. But Sinclair won't stop until he finds the truth, even if it means sacrificing his former partner's reputation and possibly his own career.

A conspiracy in Belgravia

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.),
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
317 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M THOMAS

Kill the heroes : a Charlie Henry mystery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Thurlo, David,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number MYS THU
Summary "Charlie Henry, co-owner of a pawnshop and Iraq war veteran, has, for the most part, settled into his somewhat quieter life in Albuquerque. He is invited to attend the dedication of a memorial in a park, where he, other local heroes, and first responders are to be honored for their military accomplishments and dedication to the community. But trouble always seems to follow Charlie. When gunshots ring out, barely missing Charlie and hitting the man next to him, it's clear that a dangerous madman is on the loose. More shots are fired, and two more veterans are injured. Charlie thinks he might have been the target and looks around for the shooter. The crowd is in a panic, and he's unable to spot the gunman. Charlie tries to help the man who took the first hits, Nathan Whitaker, a decorated former Army helicopter pilot who has been badly wounded. No one is dead, at least not yet. But Charlie vows to find the evil person who would attack American heroes--he refuses to go down without a fight and knows that the perpetrator will soon learn that he has messed with the wrong man"--

Penance of the damned

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Tremayne, Peter,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
xiv, 338 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC Tremayne, Peter

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