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New Arrivals - Mystery
No mission is impossible for pet sitter Dixie Hemingway. On an early morning walk, she spots an exotic bird rarely seen north of the equator, much less in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida. At first, Dixie thinks the bird has been blown off course by a terrible storm but as she digs deeper into where the bird came from, Dixie becomes increasingly suspicious of its origins. When one client is found dead and a new friend and her baby disappear without warning, Dixie is pulled into a whirlwind of greed, deception and danger.
Gluten-free baker Toni Holmes may not cook with wheat, but when there?s a criminal on the loose, she?ll do what it takes to figure out who has their finger in the pie.
When prominent senatorial contender Warren Burkett is wrongly arrested for a setup that threatens his career, he hires Jack MacTaggart to identify the responsible party and his actual agenda.
Joining the crowds at abandoned storage units being sold at auction a week before Valentine's Day, antiques dealer Josie Prescott is compelled to use her unique skills to solve the murder of a friend who is killed immediately after the auction.
Abby Cooper must keep her FBI agent fiancé safe from harm after she has a frightening premonition of his murder and her spirit guides alert her to approaching danger.
When heartthrob Nick Moran is found dead of an apparent overdose, high-powered attorney Rachel Gold discovers that Nick's death was no accident and is linked to her current case against a powerful developer
A party to celebrate the arrival of George "Mel" Melvin, a Kansas City politician accompanied by his troubled teenage daughter, wealthy wife, even wealthier backer, and mysterious employee, rapidly turns into disaster when Skeet's best friend, Karen Wise, stumbles on a body in Chouteau University?s storage caves and is attacked herself. Skeet gets to Karen in time, but she's still worried by Karen's increasing obsession with the dead man?s drunken claim that her husband?s accidental death years earlier was actually murder.
When Ruby Tooms, the world-weary barmaid she met at Oktoberfest, arrives at her bed-and-breakfast with some unexpected baggage, Judith McMonigle Flynn, after much coercing by her husband, agrees to help Ruby solve the 20-year-old mystery of her mother's murder.
Reluctantly returning to Detroit to confront the trauma of a shooting that left his partner dead, Alex McKnight investigates an untapped clue and discovers that the man sentenced for the crime may not have been the killer.
"Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for Bar Harbor's Island Times, is, well, kind of broke. So when she's selected for that extreme coupon-clipping reality game show coming to town she's thrilled, especially when her competition is nasty nurse Candace Culpepper. But when Haley stumbles across a face-down-in-the-snow Candace, scissors gleaming between her shoulders, she knows the next thing she'll be selected for will probably be a police line-up. Meanwhile, though Hayley's BFF Mona was only joking about 'taking Candace out,' Bruce Linney, the Island Times crime reporter, definitely isn't laughing. And what about the smarmy, cold-hearted host of the show, Drew Nickerson, who may have been having a steamy affair with the intentionally-iced nurse? Hayley needs to cut to the chase and find the killer. Everything may hinge on a stray coupon, but Hayley better keep her eyes on the real grand prize: staying out of permanent cold storage!"--From publisher description.
"Prosecutor Dani Fox has handled some gruesome homicide cases, but her investigation into the brutal murder of a local Mafia capo's daughter goes from tricky to downright dangerous. Although the victim has ties to the New Jersey Mafia, she was also secretly engaged in an affair with someone from a rival New York crime family. As if squaring off against two powerful crime families weren't enough, Dani suspects that the murder is more than a simple crime of passion, and getting to the bottom of this grisly homicide puts Dani and her long-term boyfriend, Will, in harm's way"--Provided by publisher.
When first a brutal warder and then the prison chaplain are found murdered, who else should the Governor turn to for help other than Reading Gaol's most celebrated inmate?
Agreeing to investigate threats by a mysterious extortionist against a newly rich young woman, Jake Runyon makes a series of surprise discoveries that cause him to be wrongfully accused of a crime and his employers to be subjected to a vicious legal vendetta.
Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender is summoned by a formidable nonagenarian mob boss to exact justice for a once-famous starlet whose career was derailed by an unknown adversary's compromising photos seventy years earlier.
"Trapped in an abusive marriage, Faith Nolan finds the courage to defy her husband to help others. When her actions result in a false charge of murder, she finds the support she needs in Nathan Bartlett." --Provided by the publisher.
"Harlow's designs will be featured in a big magazine spread, but she only has a few days to finalize her collection. Plus she's busy helping to plan her mother's upcoming wedding, playing host to her old friend Orphie, and avoiding a competitive Dallas designer set on stealing Harlow's ideas. Harlow's making it all work--until someone breaks into Buttons & Bows and the rival designer is found dead. But when a near miss makes it clear that Orphie could be the next victim, Harlow will have to untangle the threads of evidence if she wants to save her friend, her mother's wedding, and her business from becoming fashion road kill..."--P.  of cover.
Compelled to help Gus, the obnoxious alcoholic son of an investment banker who reminds him of his own son, Conway Sax investigates a triple murder and suspicions that Gus was the intended victim, a case that involves numerous powerful suspects.
Returning to his family farm in 1796 and considering a relationship with his housekeeper, widower Will Rees is shattered by the news of an old friend's murder and is unable to refuse a request to investigate.
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.
A local election becomes complicated when a candidate is murdered and bookshop owner Tricia Miles must clear her sister's name and find the real killer.
Reagan Summerside must prove that her friend Chantilly Parker would never kill for love after the man who broke Chantilly's heart is found dead with a cake knife sticking out of his back.
A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case. But Sean Duffy isn't easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of distraction. So, with Detective Constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that's left of an American tourist who once served in the US military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twenty- something widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly, Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads, enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy's growing sense of self-doubt isn't helping. But, being a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn't let that stop him pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.
Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation. But when doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues on the police force deal with it but his strong sense of justice intervenes. With time running out and a violent killer lurking, will he manage to stay one step ahead of the police or will his truth be unearthed?
Investigating an apparent occult murder during the Easter season in St. Denis, beloved chief of police Bruno discovers links to a troubling real estate proposal, a suspicious accident, and the sudden reappearance of a controversial elderly countess.
Just when it seems that international crook Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill--if the two don't kill each other first.