New Mystery Fiction

The pyramid of mud

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Camilleri, Andrea,
Publisher Penguin Books, [2018]
256 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number M CAM
Summary On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site--a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud. As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something.

Murder on the Mediterranean

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Campion, Alexander.
Publisher Kensington Books, 2014.
1st Kensington hardcover ed.
309 p. ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M CAM
Summary Even on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise, murder follows Commissair Capucine Le Tellier.

Every breath you take

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Clark, Mary Higgins
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
287 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number M CLA
Summary The fifth collaborative novel in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, takes place at the Met Gala in New York City. "Laurie Moran's professional life is a success--her television show Under Suspicion is a hit, both in the ratings and its record of solving cold cases. But her romantic break from former host Alex Buckley has left her with on-air talent she can't stand--Ryan Nichols--and a sense of loneliness, despite her loving family. Now Ryan has suggested a new case. Three years ago, Virginia Wakeling, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found dead in the snow after being thrown from the museum's roof on the night of its most celebrated fundraiser, the Met Gala. The leading suspect then and now is her much younger boyfriend and personal trainer, Ivan Gray. Ivan runs a trendy, successful boutique gym called Punch--a business funded in no small part by the late Virginia--which happens to be the gym Ryan frequents. Laurie's skepticism about the case is upended by a tip from her father's NYPD connection, and soon Laurie realizes there are a bevy of suspects--including members of Virginia's trusted inner circle. As the Under Suspicion crew pries into the lives of a super wealthy real estate family with secrets to hide, danger mounts for several witnesses--and for Laurie"--Dust jacket flap.

The burning room : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
First edition.
388 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number M CON
Summary In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

Under cold stone : a Constable Molly Smith mystery

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Delany, Vicki, 1951-
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2014.
First Edition.
296 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number M DEL
Summary Paul Keller was enjoying a vacation in the Rocky Mountains with his girlfriend Lucky Smith when his estranged son called begging for help. Paul and Lucky arrive at Matt's apartment only to find a body on the floor and Matt long gone. Lucky's daughter, Constable Molly Smith of the Trafalgar City Police, abandons her chaotic Thanksgiving kitchen to offer her mom support. She has no intention of meddling in the police investigation, but when Matt's sad, shy girlfriend, Tracey, asks for her help, Molly finds herself not only interfering, but putting herself on the wrong side of RCMP Sgt. Edward Blechta.

Devil's Bridge : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Fairstein, Linda A.,
Publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2015]
373 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number M FAI
Summary The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor vehicles. But in "Devil's Bridge," Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper. Coop's sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can. "--from publisher's description.

The Mitford murders

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Fellowes, Jessica,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018. ©2017
First U.S. edition.
421 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number M FEL
Summary It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret--Amazon.

Raspberry danish murder

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018. ©2018
First Kensington hardcover edition.
ix, 374 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number M FLU
Summary Throwing herself into the holiday season in the aftermath of her husband Ross' disappearance, Hannah Swensen investigates the murder of her husband's television-station assistant, who had been driving Ross' car and working from his office at the time of his death.

The drowned boy

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Fossum, Karin, 1954-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
First U.S. edition.
ix, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number M FOS
Summary "Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen's story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy's lungs to be full of soap. When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she'd been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond. But Skarre and Sejer's doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen's own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth."--

Written in blood

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Green, Layton,
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books 2017.
335 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number M GRE
Summary "A career homicide detective returns to his small hometown and is soon asked to investigate a series of local murders with a perverse literary twist"--

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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