New Mystery Fiction

Bryant & May : wild chamber : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:21
by Fowler, Christopher,
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017]
427 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M FOW
Summary Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery in which a killer in London's parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry. Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London's cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city's parks, and the very existence of the PCU.

Hollywood homicide

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:21
by Garrett, Kellye, 1978-
Publisher Midnight Ink, [2017]
First edition.
305 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M GAR

Dark dawn over Steep House

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:21
by Kasasian, M. R. C. (Martin R. C.),
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
473 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M KAS

The Paris spy : a Maggie Hope mystery

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:21
by MacNeal, Susan Elia,
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M MAC
Summary "Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her--that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite"--

Bibliomysteries : crime in the world of books and bookstores

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:21
by Penzler, Otto,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
526 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M BIB
Summary An anthology of specially commissioned stories set in literary venues includes contributions by such writers as Loren D. Estleman, Anne Perry, and Laura Lippman.

Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 16:17
by Atherton, Nancy,
Publisher Viking, [2016]
231 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M ATH
Summary "While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through history--to put a piece of Aunt Dimity's past to rest"--Amazon.com.

Keller's fedora

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 04:13
by Block, Lawrence,
Publisher Subterranean Press, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
89 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M BLO
Summary Happily retired, Keller takes a job as a private investigator to investigate an adulterous spouse.

Murder on the Orient Express : a Hercule Poirot mystery

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:11
by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2017, c1934.
First William Morrow hardcover ed.
vi, 265 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M CHR
Summary While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.

Unnatural causes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:11
by Eastman, Dawn,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2017.
First edition.
279 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M EAS
Summary Katie LeClair has finally settled down as the new doctor in Baxter, Michigan. After years of moving, schooling, and training, she wants nothing more than to find a place she can call home, and a small town outside of Ann Arbor seems perfect. But that idyllic dream is immediately shattered when one of her patients is found dead.

Beau death

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:11
by Lovesey, Peter,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
406 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M LOV
Summary "In the seventeenth installment in Peter Lovesey's timeless British detective series, Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard "Beau" Nash, who might have been the victim of a centuries-old murder. Bath, England: A wrecking crew is demolishing a row of townhouses in order to build a grocery store when they uncover a skeleton in one of the attics. The dead man is wearing authentic 1760s garb and on the floor next to it is a white tricorn hat--the ostentatious signature accessory of Beau Nash, one of Bath's most famous historical men-about-town, a fashion icon and incurable rake who, some say, ended up in a pauper's grave. Or did the Beau actually end up in a townhouse attic? The Beau Nash Society will be all in a tizzy when the truth is revealed to them. Chief Inspector Peter Diamond, who has been assigned to identify the remains, begins to fantasize about turning Nash scholarship on its ear. But one of his constables is stubbornly insisting the corpse can't be Nash's--the non-believer threatens to spoil Diamond's favorite theory, especially when he offers some pretty irrefutable evidence. Is Diamond on a historical goose chase? Should he actually be investigating a much more modern murder?"--

You can run

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:11
by Mosby, Steve,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M MOS

Nightblind : a thriller

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:11
by Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
213 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M JON
Summary "Chilling, and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from undeniable new talent Ragnar Jonasson. Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland--where no one locks their doors--continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman--shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all."--

Toilets

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Abell, Tracy
Publisher Focus Readers 2018
Books
Call Number XX(1651914.1)

Vending Machines

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Abell, Tracy
Publisher Focus Readers 2018
Books
Call Number XX(1651917.1)

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Albert, Susan Wittig
Publisher Presevero Press 20180306
Books
Call Number XX(1651118.5)

Food for life : delicious & healthy comfort food from my table to yours!

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Ali, Laila,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, [2018]
First edition.
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1652469.2)

You were never really here

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Ames, Jonathan,
Publisher Vintage Books, 2018. ©2013
First Vintage Crime/black lizard edition.
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1651407.1)

Smartphones

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Amstutz, Lisa J.
Publisher Focus Readers 2018
Books
Call Number XX(1651894.1)

Airplanes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Amstutz, Lisa J.
Publisher Focus Readers 2018
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1651769.1)

Running form : how to run faster and prevent injury

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:08
by Anderson, Owen, 1947-
Publisher Human Kinetics, [2018]
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1650877.1)

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