New Mystery Fiction

Athenian blues

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Koutsakēs, Polychronēs, 1974-
Publisher Bitter Lemon Press, 2017. ©2017
254 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number M KOU
Summary Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done. But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his career. Helped by three childhood friends, he discovers that truth is, as ever, a relative thing.

Since we fell

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:41
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M LEH
Summary After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

The thirst

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Nesbø, Jo, 1960-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
461 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Call Number F NES
Summary In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

Less than a treason

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Stabenow, Dana,
Publisher Head of Zeus, 2017 ©2017
309 pages : illustrations ; map ; 24 cm.
Call Number M STA
Summary Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5'1" tall, carrires a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat, and owns a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine; and she needs to be, to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. And throw their worst the wilds have: Kate and Mutt have both been shot.

Heat storm

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Castle, Richard,
Publisher Kingswell, 2017.
First hardcover edition.
312 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M CAS
Summary Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources--and ruthlessness--to stop them.

Nightshade for warning : an enchanted garden mystery

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Cattrell, Bailey,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
323 pages ; 18 cm
Call Number M CAT

Twelve angry librarians : a cat in the stacks mystery

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by James, Miranda,
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
259 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M JAM
Summary "Lighthearted librarian Charlie Harris is known around his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, for walking his cat, a rescued Maine Coon named Diesel. But he may soon be taken for a walk himself--in handcuffs... Charlie is stressed out. The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding this year's annual meeting at Athena College. Since Charlie is the interim library director, he must deliver the welcome speech to all the visiting librarians. As if that weren't bad enough, the keynote address will be delivered by Charlie's old nemesis from library school. It's been thirty years since Charlie has seen Gavin Fong, and he's still an insufferable know-it-all capable of getting under everyone's skin. In his keynote, Gavin puts forth a most unpopular opinion: that degreed librarians will be obsolete in the academic libraries of the future. So, when Gavin is found dead, no one seems too upset... But Charlie, who was seen having a heated argument with Gavin after the speech, has jumped to the top of the suspect list. Now Charlie and Diesel must check out every clue to refine their search for the real killer among them, before the next book Charlie reads comes from a prison library"--

On Copper Street : a Tom Harper mystery

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Nickson, Chris,
Publisher Severn House, 2017.
First world edition
212 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number M NIC
Summary Detective Inspector Tom Harper finds answers hard to come by in his latest, most challenging, investigation to date. Leeds, England. March, 1895. The day after his release from prison, petty criminal Henry White is found stabbed to death at his terraced home on Copper Street. Pursuing enquiries in a neighbourhood where people are suspicious of strangers and hostile to the police, DI Tom Harper and his team find the investigation hard going. If anyone knows anything about Henry White's murder -- or the robbery that landed him in gaol in the first place -- they are unable or unwilling to say. At the same time, acid is thrown over a young boy in a local bakery in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Praying for a breakthrough, Harper knows that he must uncover the motive in each case if he is to have any chance of catching the culprits. Of one thing he is certain: if he doesn't find answers soon, more deaths will follow.

The surgeon's case : a George Kocharyan mystery

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Rodford, E. G,
Publisher Titan Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
383 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number M ROD
Summary "Private Investigator George Kocharyan is on the trail of a runaway maid, the employee of a famous TV surgeon and his beauty-queen wife. The maid is accused of stealing confidential documents, and Kocharyan's investigation leads him to the city's Filipino community, where he discovers the risks faced by those working far from home. Meanwhile, the discovery of a teenager's body brings the permanently unpleasant DI Vicky Stubbing back into George's life, and as two violent strangers cross his path also looking for the missing maid, he begins to wonder if his celebrity employers are everything they seem." --

A wee homicide in the hotel

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 08:39
by Stewart, Fran, 1947-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
x, 294 p. ; 18 cm.
Call Number M STE
Summary When Big Willie, the returning champion of the Scottish-themed games, is murdered during the Highland Festival, Peggy Winn, the owner of the ScotShop, decides to solve the crime with the help of her 14th-century ghostly companion, Dirk.

Shallow end

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Chapman, Brenda, 1955-
Publisher Dundurn, [2017] ©2017
380 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number M CHA
Summary English teacher, mother, wife, and convicted child predator Jane Thompson has made parole and she has a plan. She begins her life in the shadows while she bides her time. One month later, the bludgeoned body of the student she was found guilty of corrupting four years earlier is found on the shores of Lake Ontario. Officers Stonechild and Gundersund head up the investigation and Jane Thompson quickly becomes the prime suspect. But knowing guilt and proving it are two entirely different things. Wading through deeply buried secrets to the truth will take Stonechild and the team on a twisted journey into the heart of evil.