New Mystery Fiction

All the secret places : a Gin Sullivan mystery

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Carlisle, Anna,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
279 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M CAR
Summary Gin Sullivan is back in her small hometown of Trumbull, Pennsylvania on an extended leave from her job at the Chicago medical examiner's office and rekindling an old flame with her high school sweetheart, Jake. Gin is readjusting to life at home when Jake receives harrowing news early one morning. The new housing development his construction firm is building has caught fire and underneath one of the burnt homes is a dead body.

The property of lies : a Herbert Reardon historical mystery

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Eccles, Marjorie,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
236 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M ECC
Summary 1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate. His wife Ellen having just accepted a job as French teacher, Reardon is alarmed to find the school a hotbed of scandalous secrets, suppressed passions, petty jealousies and wanton schoolgirl cruelty. As he pursues his enquiries, it becomes clear that the dead woman was not who - or what - she claimed to be. Who was she really - and why is Reardon convinced that more than one member of staff is not telling him the whole truth? Then a pupil goes missing - and the case takes a disturbing new twist...

Walking on my grave

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Hart, Carolyn G.,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017. ©2017
First Edition.
ix, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAR
Summary "Annie's friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Her rich brother entrusted her with his estate, and upon her death, his fortune is to be divided. Several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. The problem is, Ves is very much alive. Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries and feels a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the wintry season. Not long after, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind. When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life."

The strange disappearance of a Bollywood star

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Khan, Vaseem, 1973-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
385 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M KHA
Summary Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters.But as Chopra is about to discover, even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending.Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma's formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world's most flamboyant movie industry.As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture.And yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction...

Cat got your secrets : a kitty couture mystery

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Chase, Julie (Mystery writer)
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
309 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M CHA

Gone to dust

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Goldman, Matt,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
300 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GOL
Summary Investigating a murder complicated by the killer's strategic approaches to confounding all possible DNA evidence, private detective Nils Shapiro is forced by FBI interference to secretly uncover the potentially shattering identity of a mysterious woman.

Fast falls the night

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Keller, Julia,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 286 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M KEL
Summary "The first drug overdose comes just after midnight, when a young woman dies on the dirty floor of a gas station bathroom. To the people of the small town of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it is just another tragedy. It is sad--but these days, depressingly familiar. But then there is another overdose. And another. And another. Prosecutor Bell Elkins soon realizes that her Appalachian hometown is facing its starkest challenge yet: a day of constant heroin overdoses from a batch tainted with a lethal tranquilizer. While the clock ticks and the bodies fall, Bell and her colleagues desperately track the source of the deadly drug--and engage in fierce debates over the wisdom of expending precious resources to save the lives of self-destructive addicts. Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's latest Bell Elkins novel "Fast Falls the Night" takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering personal revelation that will change Bell's life forever"--

Y is for yesterday

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Grafton, Sue,
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
483 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M GRA
Summary "With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate--and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents--until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find"--

Sulfur Springs : a novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Krueger, William Kent,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
306 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M KRU
Summary "In William Kent Krueger's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Cork O'Connor's search for a missing man in the Arizona desert puts him at the center of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border, a struggle that might cost Cork everything and everyone he holds most dear. On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead. The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn't been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, recognize the name Rodriguez. Carlos Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border from Mexico into Coronado County. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned that there is a war going on along the border. "Trust no one in Coronado County," is a refrain they hear again and again. And to Cork, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat and absence of water, tall trees, and cool forests feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what's going on than she's willing to admit. And if he can't trust Rainy, who can he trust? "--

Cat shining bright

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau,
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
First edition.
294 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M MUR
Summary "The stakes are higher and more personal than ever for feline investigator Joe Grey when death comes to his beloved coastal California town in this twentieth installment of the enchanting cat mystery series. While new father Joe Grey is overjoyed to teach his three young kittens about the world, he misses his cop work -- secretly helping solve crimes alongside his human friends at Molena Point P.D. But when beautician Barbara Conley and one of her customers are found dead in the salon, Joe makes an exception, he heads for the crime scene. He has no idea that the kittens are following him, or how they will complicate the investigation. But this is not the only danger to the kittens. A stranger is lurking around the home of Joe's tabby lady, Dulcie, where the kittens were born. Both parents' backs are up and their claws out, ready to protect their babies and to protect Wilma Getz, Dulcie's human housemate. As the death of the beautician becomes entangled with a gang of thieves working the village, Joe, Dulcie, Kit and Pan are all into the investigation; and they are led to unexpected connections, to the building of the new cat shelter and to a neighbor who becomes suddenly an unexpected part of the tangle. Joe Grey fans will relish this latest installment following their favorite feline detective and his growing group of friends"--

Portrait of vengeance : a Gwen Marcey novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Parks, Carrie Stuart,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
311 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAR
Summary "Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn't believe in coincidences. So what's going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming-- and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen's ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen's past and present collide, she's in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future."--Amazon.com.

Sleeping in the ground : an Inspector Banks novel

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:39
by Robinson, Peter, 1950-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
319 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M ROB
Summary At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. A huge manhunt ensues. The culprit is captured. The story is over. Except it isn't. For Alan Banks, there is something unresolved about this case. Reteaming with profiler Jenny Fuller, the detective digs deeper into the crime, deep enough to unearth long-buried secrets that reshape everything Banks thought he knew about the events outside the chapel. When the last shocking truth becomes clear, it's almost too late.

Dog dish of doom

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:33
by Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017. ©2017
First Edition.
296 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M COP
Summary "Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she's found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day. Bruno's humans, Trent and Louise, butt in a lot, and Les McMaster, the famous director now mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can't stand Trent in particular. That becomes less of an issue when Trent is discovered face down in Bruno's water dish. With a kitchen knife in his back. Laugh-out-loud funny, this series debut is a delight"--

The rat catchers' olympics

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:33
by Cotterill, Colin,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017] ©2017
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M COT
Summary "1980: The Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Of course, half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest Russia's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive--countries like Laos. Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. Most of the athletes are young and innocent village people who have never worn shoes, never mind imagined anything as marvelous as the Moscow Olympic Village. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Fearing a conspiracy, Siri and his friends investigate, liaising in secret with Inspector Phosy back home in Laos to see if the man might be an assassin. But Siri's progress is derailed when another Lao Olympian is accused of murder. Now in the midst of a murky international incident, Dr. Siri must navigate not one but two paranoid and secretive government machines to make sure justice is done"--

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes : a Stewart Hoag mystery

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:33
by Handler, David, 1952-
Publisher William Morrow, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
279 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M HAN
Summary After being hired to ghostwrite a new book about their family, Hoagy investigates a man claiming to be the Aintree sisters' father, who disappeared years ago.

Hollywood homicide

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Garrett, Kellye, 1978-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
305 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M GAR

The Paris spy : a Maggie Hope mystery

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by MacNeal, Susan Elia,
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number MYS MAC
Summary "Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her--that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite"--

Bibliomysteries : crime in the world of books and bookstores

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Penzler, Otto,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
526 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M BIBLIOMYSTERIES
Summary An anthology of specially commissioned stories set in literary venues includes contributions by such writers as Loren D. Estleman, Anne Perry, and Laura Lippman.

Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Atherton, Nancy,
Publisher Viking, [2016]
231 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M ATH
Summary "While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through history--to put a piece of Aunt Dimity's past to rest"--Amazon.com.

Keller's fedora

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 01:15
by Block, Lawrence,
Publisher Subterranean Press, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
89 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M BLO
Summary Happily retired, Keller takes a job as a private investigator to investigate an adulterous spouse.

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