New Mystery Fiction

A map of the dark

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ellis, Karen,
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
295 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M ELL

Death by eggnog

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Erickson, Alex.
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington mass market edition.
299 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M ERICKSON

Mining for justice : a Chloe Ellefson mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
xvii, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M ERNST, K.
Summary Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin's Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present . . . before a killer comes to bury her. Praise: "Richly imagined and compelling, Mining for Justiceonce again highlights Kathleen Ernst's prowess as a storyteller, with its nuanced characters and intersecting mysteries . . . Ernst is a master of reconstructing the past, providing vivid and authentic details about the lives of early Cornish immigrants in Wisconsin, while showing how the secrets of those long-buried people still matter in the present day."--Susanna Calkins, author of the Macavity-winning Lucy Campion Mysteries

Splintered silence

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Furlong, Susan (Mystery writer),
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018 ©2018
First Kensington hardcover edition.
262 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC FURLONG
Summary "Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up . . . After an IED explosion abruptly ends her tour of duty, Brynn arrives stateside with PTSD and her canine partner, Wilco--both of them bearing the scars of battle. With a mix of affection, curiosity, and misgivings, she goes back to Bone Gap, Tennessee, and the insular culture she'd hoped to escape by enlisting in the Marine Corps. Marginalized and wary of outsiders, the Irish Travellers keep to themselves in a secluded mountain community, maintaining an uneasy coexistence with the "settled" townspeople of McCreary. When Wilco's training as a cadaver dog leads Brynn to discover a body in the woods, the two worlds collide. Soon it's clear that Brynn and Wilco are in danger - and they're not the only ones. After the police identify the dead woman, Brynn is shocked to learn she has a personal connection--and everything she's been told about her past is called into question. Forming a reluctant alliance with local sheriff Frank Pusser, Brynn must dig up secrets that not only will rattle her close-knit clan to its core, but may forever change her perception of who she is . . . and put her back in the line of fire"--Provided by publisher.

A deadly éclair

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gerber, Daryl Wood,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M GERBER
Summary The owner of a Napa Valley inn comes under suspicion when her business partner is murdered.

A murder for the books

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gilbert, Victoria,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, an imprint of The Quick Brown Fox & Company LLC, 2017.
First edition.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M GILBERT
Summary Librarian Amy Webber leaves her university job to live with her aunt in a historic Virginia mountain town. She lands a new gig managing the charming public library, which has too little money and too many eccentric patrons. The last thing busy Amy needs is a charming new neighbor. Choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door--and its scandalous story--from his great-uncle. Town folklore claims the original owner was poisoned by his wife, who vanished after her 1925 murder trial. When Richard persuades Amy to help him clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, their research implicates the town's leading families ... even hers. Amy and Richard crack open the books to turn the page on the town's turbulent past.

Murder in the Lincoln White House

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gleason, Colleen,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Gleason, Colleen

The Long Count : a John Q mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Gulvin, Jeff, 1962-
Publisher Faber & Faber, 2017. ©2016.
279 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M GULVIN
Summary In The Long Count, the first book of JM Gulvin's masterful new crime series, we meet Ranger John Quarrie as he is called to the scene of an apparent suicide by a fellow war veteran. Although the local police want the case shut down, John Q is convinced that events aren't quite so straightforward. When his hunch is backed up by the man's son, Isaac - just back from Vietnam, and convinced his father was murdered - they start to look into a series of other violent incidents in the area, including a recent fire at the local Trinity Asylum and the disappearance of Isaac's twin brother, Ishmael. In a desperate race against time, John Q has to try to unravel the dark secrets at the heart of this family and get to the truth before the count is up...Dripping with atmosphere and a sense of time and place, The Long Count is a page-turner and a psychological puzzle - for fans of Shutter Island and True Detective.

Mailboat : book one

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hanna, Danielle Lincoln,
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. ©2016
212, 4 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M HANNA
Summary Bailey Johnson landed the coolest summer job ever: mail jumper on the historic Lake Geneva Mailboat. Falling into the lake is pretty much a hazard of the job. Finding a dead body underwater is pretty much not. One mistimed jump restarts a manhunt, unsolved since before she was born, and reopens old wounds that were only half healed. As if that weren't bad enough, she's stuck in the most epically abysmal foster home ever, since she first entered "the system" eleven years ago. Abuse at home, bullets flying in the street ... and she thought prom was bad. All she wants is a family of her own. Is that so much to ask for? A forever family--provided she survives the summer.

Murder on Pea Pike : a Listed and Lethal mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Harrington, Jean,
Publisher Camel Press, [2017] ©2017
248 pages : 20 cm.
Books
Call Number M HARRINGTON
Summary "Fresh off her ex-boyfriend's Harley and determined to remake herself, Honey Ingersill snags a job with handsome Sam Ridley, Eureka Falls' biggest realtor. She's thrilled, but her troubles are far from over. During the sale of an abandoned farmhouse, she stumbles over the body of a young woman with big hair, silver stilettos and a bullet hole in her chest. A few days later, she discovers uncut diamonds on neighboring farmland. The owner turns up dead soon after - and once again Honey finds the body. Sheriff Matt Rameros, who's sweet on Honey, believes the two incidents are unrelated. Honey, now a person of interest in the murders, thinks otherwise. Why else would Sam Ridley, a big Fayetteville financial concern, and a U.S. senator all have an interest in these hardscrabble properties? Honey has to find out, or she may have fled a double-wide only to end up in a jail cell. Or worse." -- back cover.

Yuletide homicide

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hesse, Jennifer David,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp. , 2017.
314 pages ; 17 cm.
Books
Call Number PBK MYS HESSE, JENNIFER
Summary Keli Milanni is preparing to celebrate the Wiccan holiday Yuletide when an old friend of her boss is found dead underneath the hotel Christmas tree. The police rule the death an accident, but Keli knows better and is determined to nab the killer.

The river below

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hill, Bonnie Hearn, 1945-
Publisher Severn House Publishers, [2017] ©2017
212 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M HILL
Summary When a mangled car is pulled from the river, containing bloodstains and a gun, the sense of safety is shattered in Tessa's Californian hometown. Tessa, who works at the river conservancy, thinks she saw a girl out on the riverbank - but Tessa's memory is failing and could this be the start of something more serious? Tessa's friend and co-worker, Claire Barrett, is worried - about the car and the gun, but also about Tessa. With Tessa's attorney husband preoccupied with a big case and in denial about his wife's memory issues, Claire knows that it'll be up to her to work out what's going on. When a body turns up and she discovers the identity of the gun's owner - someone disturbingly close to home - Claire is determined to uncover the truth . . . whatever it takes.

A fatal collection

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hughes, Mary Ellen, 1941-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
256 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M HUGHES

Bloodstains with Bronte : a crime with the classics mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Hyde, Katherine Bolger,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC HYDE
Summary "Windy Corner is being remodeled into a writers' retreat. Two of the young workers, Jake and Roman, are showing too much of the wrong kind of interest in Katie, Emily's young single-mother housekeeper. It's a stormy autumn and Emily is reading Wuthering Heights. Roman, a dark and brooding type, reminds her of Heathcliff. At a Halloween murder mystery fundraiser at Windy Corner, someone is found stabbed to death. Windy Corner's very own detective, Luke, is reluctantly forced to investigate Katie. Luke digs into the background of the contractor, Jeremiah Edwards, and Emily, now reading Jane Eyre, realizes Jeremiah resembles St. John Rivers in his obsessive, tormented piety. Will Luke figure out who the murderer is before Katie ends up in jail or someone else is killed?"--

Sleep no more : six murderous tales

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by James, P. D,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
ix, 194 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JAM

Three strikes : an Audrey Harte novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kessler, Kate,
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F KES
Summary "Three Strikes is the new novel in a thriller series where a criminal psychologist uses her own dark past to help law enforcement catch dangerous killers. Thanksgiving is approaching, and Audrey Harte has a lot to be thankful for -- her mother has recovered from surgery, her relationship with Jake is solid, her father is relatively sober, and her career is evolving in an exciting direction. So when an 18-year-old girl turns up on her mother's doorstep, claiming to be the daughter Maggie Jones gave up for adoption, Audrey is amazed. As Audrey helps the girl discover where she came from, people in the little town of Edgeport think she should leave the past alone, and they let her know through threatening messages and phone calls. Soon, Audrey realizes that it doesn't matter how well you think you know someone -- you don't know what they're capable of until their secrets are threatened... "--

The woman in the camphor trunk : an Anna Blanc mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kincheloe, Jennifer, 1966-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
303 pages : 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC KINCHELOE
Summary "In early-1900s Los Angeles-- an era of courting, ragtime, suffragettes, and widespread corruption-- a socialite turned police matron tracks down the murderer of a white woman in Chinatown, while trying to prevent the outbreak of a bloody tong war"--

Doom with a view : a Merry Ghost Inn mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kingsbury, Kate,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC KINGSBURY, KATE

Better dead

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Kopfler, Pamela,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2018.
First Kensington mass market edition.
vii, 375 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M KOPFLER

Honey-baked homicide

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:00
by Leeson, Gayle, 1967-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime ; 2017. ©2017
First edition.
279 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M LEESON
Summary In this delectable comfort-food mystery, a sweet Southern cafe owner tastes the sharp sting of suspicion after the body of a local beekeeper is found outside her cafe.

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