New Mystery Fiction

A gruesome discovery

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Harrison, Cora,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition.
249 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC HARRISON, CORA

Shadow play

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
220 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAR
Summary "When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know that made someone decide to terminate the terminator?"--Publisher's description.

Indelible : a Chris Honeysett mystery

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Helton, Peter,
Publisher Severn House, 2014.
First world edition.
218 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M HEL

Darkness, sing me a song

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Housewright, David, 1955-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First edition.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M HOU

Night moves : an Alex Delaware novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Kellerman, Jonathan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First edition.
395 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number M KEL
Summary "Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. And yet their cooperation seems oddly guarded. But even the Corvins' thin response is more than Milo and Alex can elicit from their creepy next-door neighbor--a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest--and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets--a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest"--

Sunburn : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Lippman, Laura, 1959-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
292 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M LIP
Summary A "novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals, and cold-blooded murder. One is playing a long game. But which one?"--Dust jacket.

Long upon the land

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Maron, Margaret,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
First edition.
vii, 288 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
Books
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"--

The widows of Malabar Hill

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Massey, Sujata,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2018]
385 pages : map ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M MAS
Summary "Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen is going through the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on if they forfeit what their husband left them? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X--meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah--in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts about the will were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry"--

Rose Gold : an Easy Rawlins mystery

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Mosley, Walter
Publisher Doubleday, [2014]
First edition.
308 pages ; 25 cm
Books
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.

Down the river unto the sea

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Mosley, Walter,
Publisher Mullholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
322 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M MOS
Summary After serving time in Rikers Island solitary for assault, Joe King Oliver, who is an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to investigate.

Dark asylum

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Thomson, E. S.,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
378 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO

Speak for the dead : a John Santana novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Valen, Christopher,
Publisher Conquill Press, [2017] ©2017
1st edition.
359 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
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.

City of brick and shadow

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Wirkus, Tim, 1983-
Publisher Tyrus Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2014]
303 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number M WIR

The policeman's daughter

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Boyce, Trudy Nan,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
336 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M BOYCE
Summary A prequel to the Detective Salt series recounts the story behind the case that earned Salt her promotion to homicide, describing her early career work as a beat cop in Atlanta's most at-risk housing project, where a cast of misfits and criminals have a profound impact on her later cases.

The magic chair murder

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Janes, Diane,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition.
215 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number FIC JANES
Summary Introducing amateur sleuths Frances Black and Tom Dod in the first of an intriguing new historical mystery series. The night before she's due to make a speech to the Robert Barnaby Society on the subject of the famous writer's 'magic chair', committee member Linda Dexter disappears. When her body is discovered two days later, fellow members Frances Black and Tom Dod determine to find out the truth about her death. Does the answer lie in the dead woman's past?

Murder in an Irish churchyard

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by O'Connor, Carlene,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC O'CONNOR, CARLENE

The shadow district : a thriller

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:29
by Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
344 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number M IND
Summary "The Past. In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. The Present. A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings reporting the WWII shadow district murder the dead man's home. It's a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighborhood. A Missing Link. Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of WWII Reykjavik to rest?"--

Fools' river

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:29
by Hallinan, Timothy,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAL
Summary "The two most difficult days in Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty's life begin with an emergency visit from Edward Dell, the almost-boyfriend of his teenage daughter, Maiow. The boy's father, Buddy, a late-middle-aged womanizer who has moved to Bangkok for happy hunting, has disappeared, and money is being siphoned out of his bank and credit card accounts. It soon becomes apparent that Buddy is in the hands of a pair of killers who prey on Bangkok's "sexpats"; when the accounts are empty, he'll be found, like a dozen others, floating facedown in a Bangkok canal with a weighted cast on his unbroken leg. His money is already almost gone. Over forty-eight frantic hours, Poke does everything he can to work the case before it's too late for him to do any good"--

City of lies

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 19:29
by Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.)
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
312 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M THO
Summary "An exciting new series featuring woman-on-the-run Elizabeth Miles--from the beloved national bestselling author of the Gaslight Mysteries. Every woman plays a part--but some are more dangerous than others ... Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He's lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own. She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son, Gideon, is the rarest of species--an honest man in a dishonest world. Elizabeth knows she's playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gideon. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who's biding his time, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past"--

Beyond the truth

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 07:25
by Holt, Anne, 1958-
Publisher Scribner, 2016. ©2016
First Scribner hardcover edition.
307 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M HOL
Summary Investigating the Christmas-season murders of four people in the luxurious home of one of Oslo's wealthiest families, Norwegian Police Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen risks everything to identify a mysterious victim and his reason for being among the others.

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