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New Arrivals - Mystery
Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado's violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months. Now he's back, eager for another big case, but his boss assigns him to a routine accidental death in one of Barcelona's ritzier neighborhoods. Hector begins to follow a trail that will lead him deep into the underbelly of Barcelona's high society, where he'll come face-to-face with dangerous criminals, long-buried secrets, and, of course, his own past.--From publisher description.
When her childhood friend's husband and two children are killed in a suspicious car accident, Amish community member Kate Burkholder maintains a vigil by a grievously injured survivor who may hold answers before investigating a brutal killer who makes her question everything about her Amish culture.
Always up for trying something new, Kath and her friends from the fiber and needlework group are visiting Cloud Hollow Farm for the day to learn the fine art of dyeing. With spring in the air, the friends head out to greet the sheep. But the sheep are more interested in something else: two bodies spread under a tall tree. And one of those bodies is someone they know. Kath's friends nudge her to investigate, and no one is more adamant than Geneva, the ghost who loves to play assistant sleuth. But when Kath discovers another murder cut from the same cloth, she's more determined than ever to hang a roving killer out to dry.--from publisher's description.
A paranormal mystery introducing the transvictus, a unique shape shifter. Van and Vanna run a detective agency, but their clients never see them together for one reason: a sexual encounter transforms one into the other, and nudity readers them invisible. This gives them a distinct advantage when doing detective work, but presents interesting dilemmas for his and her love lives. In this first book of the series, Van and Vanna take on the case of a woman suspected of killing her husband.
In the midst of a catastrophic August rainstorm, a grisly discovery shatters the serenity of a summer evening in northern Wisconsin. Moving quickly to prevent a panic among tourists, Loon Lake Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris enlists the forensic and interrogation skills of her close friend and fellow fly fisherman, the retired dentist "Doc" Osborne. Within hours of launching their investigation, they find themselves faced with a national media circus as Loon Lake becomes the focus of a murderous scenario that links the murder to the race for the U.S. Senate by a woman who is heir to a Northwoods fortune and other, less savory, family traditions.
Superintendent Richard Jury investigates the murder of Simon Lean, greedy nephew of wealthy Lady Summerston, and the list of suspects includes Simon's wife Hannah, beautiful Diane Demorney, bookshop owner Theo Wrenn Brown, and best-selling romance writer Joanna the Mad.
When a medium contacts the police department with claims about a murder at a rural home for wayward girls, detective Joona Linna investigates bizarre clues only to find himself confronting more violent truths and a figure from his past.
The traveling TV dance show, Ballroom with the B-Listers, is coming to Washington, D.C., and ballroom dancer Stacy Graysin is first in line to participate. Not only will the publicity propel Graysin Motion, Stacy's dance studio, into the limelight, but the prize money could help offset her looming debt. Plus, Stacy's teen idol, heartthrob Zane Savage, specifically requested to be her partner. But the whirlwind reality contest stumbles when the show's coproducer, Tessa King, is found dead in the Potomac River. All the clues point to Tessa being murdered and the suspects are the contestants and crew of B-Listers. Now Zane and the rest of the B-Listers must promenade back to fame, and Stacy will need to hustle to maintain her reputation, win the competition, and catch a killer.
In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's aging director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes. When Vestavik is found murdered, stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife, with Olav nowhere to be found, the case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to superintendent in the Oslo police.
In line for the top politic position of the Shanghai Police Department, Chief Inspector Chen Cao is drawn into the investigation of a major party member's son, whose suspicious suicide in the face of corruption charges forces Chen to make a difficult choice.
Compelled to assist a beautiful woman who whispers a plea for help in his San Francisco bar, former CIA agent Sam Capra is pursued by authorities and a secret network of successful people who owe their wealth and power to a mysterious and dangerous Faustian figure.
It?s bad enough that Tara has to go on trial against the mortgage-frauding ?Tennis Racketeers? who cheated banks and homeowners out of millions in between doubles matches. Now she has to go undercover?in a strip club?to strip the sleazeball owner of his indeed illegal livelihood. At least she?s working as a bookkeeper, not a pole dancer. And who needs tips when her undercover crush, Special Agent Nick, is the club?s bodyguard? With so many hot bodies on display, Tara agrees to join her boss, Lu ?the Lobo? Lobozinski, in her daily workouts at the Y. Lu?s on a health kick after recovering from cancer, and she?s pulled her leotards, tights, and hot-pink leg warmers out of mothballs. Which is okay with Tara. If she hopes to put Mr. Geils behind bars, grab the tennis boys by the balls, and lock lips with the unsuspecting Nick, she needs to be in the best shape of her life.
In this haunting, suspenseful debut novel, John Mantooth takes readers to a town in rural Alabama where secrets are buried deep, reality is relative, and salvation requires a desperate act of faith. When Danny was fourteen, his mother and sister disappeared during a violent storm. The police were baffled. There were no clues, and most people figured they were dead. Only Danny still holds out hope that they?ll return. Months later, a disheveled Vietnam vet named Walter Pike shows up at Danny?s front door, claiming to know their whereabouts. The story he tells is so incredible that Danny knows he shouldn?t believe him. Others warn him about Walter Pike?s dark past, his shameful flight from town years ago, and the suspicious timing of his return. But he?s Danny?s last hope, and Danny needs to believe.
"Since the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent men-including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel-has received guidance from the Afterlife. The spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity. But on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater German Confederation, scientists, surgeons, and engineers are being abducted-including Brunel!"--Back cover.
A second installment in a new Eve Duncan story arc trilogy finds the stakes raised higher as the forensic sculptor battles her captor and discovers brutally dangerous truths about why she has been targeted.
"Darlene Coddlefield, the winner of a national sewing competition, has come to Willow Vanderling's embroidery shop, In Stitches, to be presented with a top-of-the-line Chandler Champion sewing and embroidery machine as her prize. But Darlene's triumph is short-lived after she's found dead under her sewing table, apparently crushed by the heavy machine. It soon becomes clear that this was no freak accident. Who had it in for Darlene Coddlefield? The long string of suspects includes Darlene's fire chief husband. So Willow and her best friend, Haylee, become volunteer firefighters to uncover the truth. But when a second sewing machine sparks trouble, the friends realize they may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire."--P.  of cover.
Texas high school teacher Jocelyn Shore's family Thanksgiving is disrupted by violent disputes involving a cousin's imminent divorce, which is further complicated by a disappearance, a murder and numerous suspects.
Jenna Hart leaves behind the high-presure world of advertising and returns home to Crystal Cove, California. Once there she helps an aunt open a culinary book-shop and cafe. She enlists her old college roommate, celebrity chef Desiree Divine to attend the grand opening, but when Desiree turns up dead Jenna will have to read between the lines to catch the killer before another body is served cold.
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.
The prime suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a young woman whose body is left in an ancient church, young aristocrat Sebastian St. Cyr becomes a fugitive and flees a ruthless powerbroker with ties to the Prince Regent.
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
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.