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The Fleur de Sel murders: [No. 3 : Brittany mystery]

By Bannalec, Jean-Luc

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Commissaire Dupin is back on the case in this atmospheric mystery from international bestselling author Jean-Luc Bannalec. "Bannelec's Breton adventures are some of the best French local color going, with a deft blend of puzzle, personality, and description of the indescribable."—Kirkus Reviews

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Surfeit of suspects

By Bellairs, George

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The offices of the Excelsior Joinery Company have been blown to smithereens; three of the company directors are found dead amongst the rubble, and the peace of a quiet town in Surrey lies in ruins. When the supposed cause of an ignited gas leak is dismissed and the presence of dynamite revealed, Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is summoned to the scene.But beneath the sleepy veneer of Evingden lies a hotbed of deep-rooted grievances. The new subject of the town's talk, Littlejohn's investigation is soon confounded by an impressive cast of suspicious persons, each concealing their own axe to grind."--Publisher description.

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The body in the dumb river

By Bellairs, George

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Jim Teasdale has been drowned in the Dumb River, near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body, clearly dumped in the usually silent ('dumb') waterway, has been discovered before the killer intended - disturbed by a torrential flood. With critical urgency, it's up to Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard to trace the mystery of the unassuming victim's murder to its source, leaving waves of scandal and sensation in his wake as the hidden, salacious dealings of Jim Teasdale begin to surface"--

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The dead shall be raised: The murder of a quack

By Bellairs, George

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Two classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn. In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, the body of a young textile worker was found in the same spot, and the prime suspect was never found--but the second body is now identified as his. Soon it becomes clear that the true murderer is still at large... Nathaniel Wall, the local quack doctor, is found hanging in his consulting room in the Norfolk village of Stalden--but this was not a suicide. Against the backdrop of a close-knit country village, an intriguing story of ambition, blackmail, fraud, false alibis and botanical trickery unravels."--Amazon.com.

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Robert B. Parker's killing the blues

By Brandman, Michael

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Massachusetts police chief Jesse Stone's investigation of a violent series of car thefts is complicated by political pressures, the summer tourist season, and the questionable goals of an ambitious PR executive.

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Angelica's smile

By Camilleri, Andrea

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

After sitting in the car on the hill for about ten minutes, Montalbano realized this was a big mistake. Because he didn't think at all about the investigation, the burglars, or Mr. Z. He thought about Angelica ... What had he done? When members of Vigata's elite are targeted in a series of perfectly executed burglaries, Inspector Montalbano reluctantly takes the case. It soon becomes clear however that more links these privileged few than simply their lost possessions ... It isn't long too before Montalbano finds himself taken with one of the victims, the captivatingly beautiful young Angelica.

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The track of sand

By Camilleri, Andrea

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass disappears, leaving only a trail in the sand. Before long, two people report missing horses - Rachele, a champion equestrian, an Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Then Montalbano's home is broken into and ransacked and he is certain that the crimes are linked. As he negotiates the glittering underworld of legitimate horseracing and the Mafia's connection to it, the scrupulous and melancholy Montalbano is aided by his unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food."--Publisher description.

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The treasure hunt

By Camilleri, Andrea

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The irresistible Inspector Montalbano returns in his sixteenth mystery - (Gardners)

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The wings of the sphinx

By Camilleri, Andrea

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

: Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing.

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Withering heights

By Cannell, Dorothy

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Ellie Haskell---the formerly plump girl turned Thin Woman and happily married mother of three---is also a sometime sleuth and a Gothic romance addict. When her husband´s young cousin, Ariel, turns up unexpectedly and begs Ellie to come to the Yorkshire moors to investigate some strange events at the house that her family has recently bought with their lottery winnings, Ellie can´t resist---especially since Cragstone House sounds so much like the delightfully musty manors she reads about in books. And so Ellie and her husband set off for Yorkshire, accompanied by their irrepressible housekeeper and co-conspirator in crime solving, Mrs. Roxie Malloy, who happens to have a long-lost sister in the area. Things at Cragstone House are even more dire than Ellie expected. It´s bad enough that the kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, has suffered a mysterious fall down the stairs, and a visiting vicar has keeled over dead while drinking a cup of tea, but one of the neighbors turns out to be Mrs. Cake´s husband´s glamorous old flame, whom Ellie finds more menacing than any cold-blooded killer. Ellie has always thought it would be wonderful to be the heroine of a Gothic romance, but now she´s beginning to wonder: Will she be able to solve the mystery and get out of Bronte country with her life, and her marriage, intact?

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A cookbook conspiracy

By Carlisle, Kate

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Sisters Brooklyn and Savannah investigate when a friend is found dead after receiving an antique cookbook with weird symbols and unreadable notes written in the margins.

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Playback

By Chandler, Raymond

Publishing Date: 1988, c1986

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"In Chandler's final novel, Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but decides he prefers to help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it." -- Back cover.

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Robert B. Parker's Blind spot: a Jesse Stone novel

By Coleman, Reed Farrel

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"--

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

By Coleman, Reed Farrel

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The stellar new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone. 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 protege, 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"--

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Garden of lamentations

By Crombie, Deborah

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: M

Call Number: M

While Gemma James investigates the murder of a young nanny who may be one of a series of victims, Duncan Kincaid uncovers information that puts those closest to him in danger. --Publisher

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Buried on the fens: a gripping crime thriller full of twists

By Ellis, Joy

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"A skeleton is found in a shallow grave in the churchyard. But this was not an official burial, the victim was murdered decades ago. At the same time DI Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of a local business woman, Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Brair Patch. But they've got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth. Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse wa unleashed on the close knit population. When other women from The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop more murders."--Author's website.

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Captive on the fens

By Ellis, Joy

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The young woman in the barn had been kept captive for some time. And the case shows strong similarities to an unsolved murder in Derbyshire. When another woman is found alive with similar injuries the case grows even more complicated. At the same time, the Fenland police have received intelligence that the ruthless criminal Freddy Carver plans to make Greenborough the hub for his new enterprise. DI Nikki Galena is desperate to track down Freddie Carver and make sure that he does not put down roots in the Fens, but finding him is not easy. And what's his connection to the kidnapped girls? And who is the woman being held captive in a remote location? DI Nikki Galena must rally her team of detectives, while facing a traitor on the inside, as Nikki races against time to save more than one victim, including someone she care deeply about.

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Crime on the fens

By Ellis, Joy

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: M

Call Number: M

DI Nikki Galena is a police detective with nothing left to lose and now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out. Easter has the nickname "Holy Joe" but that belies his former life as a soldier. When a young female student goes missing on the marsh, Galena and Easter must join forces with a criminal in order to save her.

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Darkness on the fens

By Ellis, Joy

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Revellers are flocking into Greenborough for the yearly Dark Greenborough Festival, a three-day event celebrating local folklore, superstition and the darker side of life. What the public doesn't know is that there has been a warning sent to the police, saying that Greenborough will be a very dangerous place this year. The anonymous letter ends with the Latin phrase, Mors certa, hora incerta: Death is certain, the hour uncertain. DI Nikki Galena and her team soon discover this is no hoax, as people start dying from what appears to be alcoholic poisoning. Things rapidly escalate, and as the deaths get more horrific, Nikki realises they have a serial killer in their midst.

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Fire on the fens

By Ellis, Joy

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: M

Call Number: M

The Fens are burning, and Detective Nikki Galena faces a cat-and-mouse battle with a killer arsonist. Someone is lighting fires. First they target homes and businesses, but then a body is found at one of the crime scenes. More fires are lit. And at each one a single person dies. But the victims have led spotless lives and apparently there's no connection between them. Meanwhile, the town is facing a very peculiar threat from a group of sinister Satanists led by a charismatic businessman. Who is burning with anger, and can Nikki stop them before anyone else dies?

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