New Mystery Fiction

Walk away

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:38
by Hawken, Sam,
Publisher Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
323 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAW
Summary Camaro Espinoza, a former combat medic with a mysterious past, struggles to rescue her sister and niece from an abusive boyfriend who is being assisted by his brother, an unhinged ex-Special Forces operative.

Edited out : a mysterious detective mystery

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
326 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M COP
Summary Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation Duffy Madison has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript--what's the word?--lousy. So she doesn't want to see Duffy--the living one--at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it's about the one thing she doesn't want to do: Find a missing person. But the man Duffy seeks this time around might be able to solve Rachel's problem. He might just be the man Duffy was before he became Duffy five years ago. The only problem is she could be letting Duffy lead her into danger yet again... Entertaining and witty, the second in E.J. Copperman's Mysterious Detective Mystery series Edited Out will delight his fans, both new and old.

A wee dose of death

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Stewart, Fran, 1947-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
xi, 292 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M STE
Summary "While business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin, Vermont, proprietor Peggy Winn doesn't have time to toast her good fortune thanks to her hot-tempered, fourteenth-century Scottish companion. Being thrust into the modern world hasn't been easy for Dirk, but Peggy is at her wit's end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line. But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy's friend Karaline's college professor in a deserted mountain cabin, everyone is thrown for a loop... Now Peggy and Dirk must set aside their differences to put the cold-blooded killer under loch and key"--

Girl on the bridge : a McCabe and Savage thriller

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Hayman, James (James H.),
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
First edition.
353 pages ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number M HAY
Summary "On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah's death, Joshua Thorne--former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire--is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah's attackers are executed. But they soon realize, these murders may not be simple acts of revenge, but something far more sinister. The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that once read will not easily be forgotten"--

Dead spider : a novel

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Houston, Victoria, 1945-
Publisher Gallery Books, [2017]
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
203 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M HOU
Summary "A lovely Sunday afternoon in late June and the annual Loon Lake Youth Fishing Tournament is coming to a close. People are happy, kids full of ice cream and teenagers setting off firecrackers so loud no one hears the gunshot. But when the crowd thins out an attractive young wife makes a grisly discovery: A single bullet to the brain has killed her much-older husband -- the richest man in Wisconsin. Just as Loon Lake Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris gets the murder investigation underway, her good friend and deputy coroner, "Doc" Osborne, is alarmed to hear his oldest grandchild, fifteen-year-old Beth, has been caught in a drug sting. And Loon Lake's idyllic summer is further shattered when numerous elderly patients in Loon Lake's nursing home discover they have been robbed"--

Rocks beat paper

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Knowles, Mike,
Publisher ECW Press, [2017] ©2017
286 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number M KNO
Summary A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in New York. At first, he couldn't see a way to make the heist work, but the score -- millions of dollars in diamonds -- kept him looking. Wilson came up with a plan he knew would work...until the inside man got killed and took the job with him. With no way inside, the crew walks away without the diamonds. Alone, Wilson is free to execute the job his way. Wilson sets a con in motion that should run as predictably as a trail of dominoes -- except the con doesn't rely on inanimate tiles, it relies on people. Wilson pushes all of the pieces across the board only to find out that there are other players making their own moves against him. Everyone is playing to win and no one is willing to walk away because the job is about more than money, the job is about diamonds. And in this game, rocks beat paper every time.

Sidney Chambers and the persistence of love

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Runcie, James, 1959-
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M RUN
Summary Discovering the body of a man in the Cambridgeshire woods, priest and detective Sidney Chambers immerses himself in the 1970s counterculture of psychedelic plants, while his longtime friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, investigates the disappearance of a historic religious text.

Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet : a Jesse Stone novel

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M PAR
Summary Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal proťǧ, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further"--

The blood card

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Griffiths, Elly,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
372 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M GRI
Summary "In this nail-biting transatlantic mystery, threat of mass violence looms over Elizabeth II's coronation--can Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto crack the case and save the crown?"--

Proof of life : a J.P. Beaumont novel

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Jance, Judith A.,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
352 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M JAN
Summary "Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in whats officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over. Caught up in a situation where old actions and grudges can hold dangerous consequences in the present, Beau is forced to operate outside the familiar world of law enforcement. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight"--From publisher's description.

A tale of two kitties : a magical cats mystery

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Kelly, Sofie, 1958-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 326 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M KEL
Summary "In this charming mystery from the bestselling author of Paws and Effect, two magical cats have powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson"--

Death by his grace

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Quartey, Kwei,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
257 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M QUA
Summary "Katherine Yeboah's marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon's extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they shared. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is brutally murdered by an intruder wielding a machete. Chief Inspector Darko Dawson of the Ghanaian federal police has personal as well as professional reasons to find the killer fast: Katherine was the first cousin of his wife, Christine, who is devastated by the tragedy. As Darko investigates, he discovers that many people close to Katherine had powerful motives to kill her, including: Solomon, her husband; James Bentsi-Enchill, her lawyer and ex-lover; and her filthy rich pastor, Bishop Clem Howard-Mills. In order to expose the truth, Darko must confront the pivotal role religion plays in Ghana--and wrestle with his old demons the investigation stirs up"--

No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Child, Lee,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M CHI
Summary "A collection of pulse-pounding Jack Reacher stories--one never-before-seen novella, plus eleven others collected for the first time in print--each with original introductions from the twelve-time #1 New York Times bestselling author"--

Sticks and bones

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Haines, Carolyn,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAI
Summary "Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year's Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter White Garden party at the newly renovated King Cotton Boutique Hotel. It's a dazzling success ... until Frangelica "Sister" McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a bestselling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don't seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty. Sister's latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete story. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye--or is told in Sister's memoir--and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret"--

Silent rain

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Salvalaggio, Karin,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M SAL
Summary "Grace Adams has spent three years trying to move on--mentally, physically, emotionally--from the traumatizing events of her past. But it's not easy when the world is morbidly curious about the crimes that shaped her childhood, when despite her changed name, people still track her down for the sensational details. Now in college in Bolton, Montana, the one person Grace has trusted with the truth about her past has betrayed her. The bestselling novelist Peter Granger wants to use Grace's story in his next book, regardless of how desperate Grace is to keep the details to herself. And then, on Halloween night, Peter Granger's house burns to the ground and his and his wife's bodies are found inside. Montana state detective Macy Greeley is sent to Bolton to handle the investigation into the fire and deaths ... which soon appear to be arson and murder. It doesn't take Macy long to realize that Grace isn't the only one whom Peter Granger has betrayed, and there are no shortage of others in town who took issue with him and his wife. What at first looked like a straightforward investigation is poised to expose some of Bolton's darkest secrets, and the fallout may put more than one life in danger"--

Idyll fears : a Thomas Lynch novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M GAY
Summary "It's two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch's suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can't handle the fact that's he's gay. With half the station out sick with the flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction. To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll's crime spree, and he's beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found"-- "In a sleepy Connecticut town, Police Chief Thomas Lynch investigates the disappearance of a six-year-old boy with a serious medical condition while coping with disrespect from townspeople and colleagues who don't like the fact that he's gay"--

The western star

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Publisher Viking, [2017]
viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M JOH
Summary "Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt.45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge"--

The quality of mercy : a Milagro mystery

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Medhat, Katayoun,
Publisher Leapfrog Press, 2017.
First edition.
285 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M MED
Summary "Meet Franz Kafka, conflicted cop, hapless investigator, wide-eyed cynic on an odyssey across the Navajo reservation, pursuing a murder case"--

The essence of malice

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weaver, Ashley,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
291 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M WEA
Summary Traveling to Paris with Milo to investigate the death of a famous parfumier, Amory discovers that the victim was about to release a highly anticipated new fragrance and had been targeted by industry rivals and heirs vying for control of his empire.

The countess of Prague

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weeks, Stephen,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
293 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1636043.4)
Summary Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is trapped in society life and growing apart from her husband until she takes on the role of detective and finds solace in her investigations. She has an ability to mix at ease not only with kings and princes, but also with ordinary men and women and finds the formality of her relations with servants and public officials altered.

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