New Mystery Fiction

Fallout : a V.I. Warshawski novel

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:54
by Paretsky, Sara,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
x, 433 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M PAR
Summary V.I. Warshawski's impossible god-daughter Bernie convinces her to look for August, a young film-maker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V.I. from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past and present-day secrets as she goes. What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V.I. turns she seems to be finding more trouble - with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death.

Holding : a novel

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Norton, Graham, 1963-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First American hardcover edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F NOR
Summary "The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke--a former lover of two different inhabitants--the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret"--

The lies we tell

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Schwegel, Theresa,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
354 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F SCH
Summary "In THE LIES WE TELL by Theresa Schwegel, Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge--this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into--and after--Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can't possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knows the true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department. Though alone in her struggle, Gina isn't alone in her search: in addition to a loyal partner, there is a curious detective and an entire force of coworkers on the hunt. And she's sympathetic to Marble's mother, a woman who is losing her mind to Alzheimer's. Still, Gina fears the fallout: she has no idea how will she keep her own world intact once Marble is found and the truth is out. Once again, Schwegel brings her remarkable talent to bear in this compelling crime novel about imperfect people struggling against all odds--and this time, against the very people who are supposed to help"--

The amber shadows

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Ribchester, Lucy,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
451 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M RIB
Summary While working at Bletchley Park transcribing decrypted signals from the German Army as it marches into Leningrad, Honey Deschamps begins to receive mysterious packages from Russia containing small pieces of amber that suggest a coded message.

Little boy lost

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Trafford, J. D.,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number M TRA
Summary "Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body--and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin...vows to search for the killer..."--P. [4] of cover.

Dead, to begin with : a Dan Rhodes mystery

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Crider, Bill, 1941-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
262 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M CRI
Summary "Life is never easy for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. When he is called in the middle of the night to investigate gunshots at a haunted house, Rhodes finds the body of meth dealer Neil Foshee. Recently released from jail, Foshee has his fair share of potential murderers, including former girlfriend Vicki, her new boyfriend, the nephew of Clearview's mayor, and Foshee's criminal cousins Earl and Louie. Complicating matters is Seepy Benton, the community college math professor who has a new summer job. He's founded Clearview Paranormal Investigations and wants to solve the murder by communing with Foshee's ghost. But when he connects with something else instead and a second body is found, Rhodes is left with more questions than ever. Who's the dead person? How long has the body been hidden? Is Benton really able to communicate with ghosts? And most importantly: What, if anything, does the body have to do with Neil Foshee's death? Between the Living and the Dead, Bill Crider's latest installment in the critically-acclaimed Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery series, finds Rhodes dealing with ghost hunters, runaway bulls, and assorted low-level crimes, including prosecuting people who don't use their turn signals. It's all in a day's work in Clearview, Texas"--

Murder in Mayfair : an Atlas Catesby mystery

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Quincy, D. M. (Diana),
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
316 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M QUI
Summary After rescuing Lilliana, who was being auctioned off by her husband in a small country village, Atlas Catesby must work to help her to clear her name after the husband is found murdered.

Girl in the water

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:18
by Marton, Dana.
Publisher [publisher not identified], 2016.
1st ed.
263 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number M MAR
Summary When Ian Slaney lost his family, he lost his heart with them. An Army vet, Ian is a shadow of his former self on the path of self-destruction but his best friend's disappearance in South America pulls him back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. Ian wants the murderers while Daniela wants to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance. As the two of them track down clues to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people and danger follows them back to the U.S.

A study in gold : an Oxford dogwalkers' mystery

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Dalton, Annie,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
219 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number M DAL
Summary Having reluctantly agreed to make up the numbers at a World War II-themed murder mystery weekend at Mortmead Hall, Anna Hopkins and her fellow dogwalkers, Isadora and Tansy, enjoy themselves far more than they'd expected. Not for long. The weekend's festivities come to an abrupt halt when a body is discovered floating in the ornamental pond. Who was the mysterious woman in the red dress who attended the event without a ticket? As Anna and her friends delve further, they find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue that leads to a lost painting and a devastating wartime secret: a secret that involves Anna's own family. Was her late father really guilty of a monstrous crime.

The color of fear

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Muller, Marcia,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
261 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number XX(1613588.6)
Summary When her father is left in a coma by a racially driven beating during the holiday season, private investigator Sharon McCone resolves to bring the attackers to justice, only to find herself targeted by hate-filled, racist threats.

On her majesty's frightfully secret service

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:56
by Bowen, Rhys,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M BOW
Summary "Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's all in a day's work when you're thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown. When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way--my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding. What luck! A chance to see Belinda and please the queen as I seek her permission to relinquish my claim to the throne so I can marry Darcy. Only that's as far as my good fortune takes me. I soon discover that Mummy is attending the villa party and she has her own secret task for me. Then, Darcy shows up and tells me that the fate of a world on the brink of war could very well depend on what I overhear at dinner! I shouldn't be all that surprised when one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a nightmare"--