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Thrillers, criminal investigation, court drama and more in our latest selection of criminally good reads. See what titles we offer in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Hummus and homicide by Tina Kashian

Hummus and homicide

Tina Kashian

eBook

Things are slow in the off-season in this Jersey Shore town, but Lucy doesn't mind. She doesn't even mind waitressing at the Kebab Kitchen. Her parents have put in a new hummus bar, with every flavor from lemon to roasted red pepper. It's fun to see ...

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Hillary's back!  by Faith Martin

Hillary's back!

Faith Martin

Book

"Eighteen months after Hillary suffered a personal tragedy, she is throwing herself into her work to try to get over it. Former soldier Gareth Proctor joins her team and finds himself quickly growing to enjoy his new environment. The first cold case he...

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Murder with clotted cream  by Karen Rose Smith

Murder with clotted cream

Karen Rose Smith

Book

"Margaret Vaughn has hired Daisy to provide afternoon tea for her theater group. A local girl who left long ago for an acting career in New York, Margaret has returned home--with a multimillionaire husband in tow. But while Daisy bustles around Marga...

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Murder with cherry tarts  by Karen Rose Smith

Murder with cherry tarts

Karen Rose Smith

Book

"Daisy's worried one of her employees at Daisy's Tea Garden may be in a spot of trouble. Lately Karina's been loading up on soup and second-day baked goods at the end of her shift--and while the shop's scrumptious treats may be hard to resist, Daisy ...

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When these mountains burn  by David Joy

When these mountains burn

David Joy

Book

"When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time. Frustrated by the slow pace and limitations of the law, Raymond decides to take matters into his own hands. After a wo...

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The deadly hours

The deadly hours

Book

"Four mystery novellas follow the trail of a priceless pocket watch from the mid-1700s until the Great War as it crosses the lives of four couples who seek to contain its mysterious force"--

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Somewhere in the dark  by R. J. Jacobs

Somewhere in the dark

R. J. Jacobs

Book

"Do the mistakes of the past mark us as guilty for life? After a childhood marred by neglect, Jessie Duval's finally got it together. With an apartment in Nashville and a job with a catering company, she's thriving. But all that changes when Jessie works...

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House of lies  by D. S. Butler

House of lies

D. S. Butler

Book

"When two teenage girls vanish without a trace from an educational retreat at Chidlow House in Lincolnshire, the students and teachers are put on high alert. Called in to investigate, Detective Karen Hart questions everyone who came into contact with...

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The good teacher  by Petronella McGovern

The good teacher

Petronella McGovern

Book

"A good teacher can change lives... Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find some answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a...

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In a midnight wood  by Ellen Hart

In a midnight wood

Ellen Hart

Book

"Minnesota private investigator Jane Lawless is headed to the small town of Castle Rock for a little getaway. She and Cordelia plan to visit an old friend, participate in an arts festival, and look into a cold case that has recently come on Jane's...

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All of us  by A. F. Carter

All of us

A. F. Carter

Book

"It's not enough that Carolyn Grand endured a horrific childhood that sent her father to jail for thirty years. It's not enough that she was given to a foster care family who pushed her over the edge. It's not enough that five Carolyn Grands are forced...

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High force  by L. J. Ross

High force

L. J. Ross

Book

"Hell has unleashed a demon - and he's coming for you... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan's worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His...

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Cragside  by L. J. Ross

Cragside

L. J. Ross

Book

"Are you afraid of the dark..? After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancee within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When...

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The coast-to-coast murders  by James Patterson

The coast-to-coast murders

James Patterson

Book

"There's a killer on the road, and nobody is safe. Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted, and now grown - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology - they trust each...

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Little bookshop of murder  by Maggie Blackburn

Little bookshop of murder

Maggie Blackburn

Book

"Summer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread. Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit, so Summer spends her summer in England, researching a scholarly paper that, with any luck, will finally...

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The heatwave  by Kate Riordan

The heatwave

Kate Riordan

Book

"With her 14 year-old daughter Emma, Sylvie must return to France to sell her childhood home, La Reverie. She left ten years earlier after the death of her elder daughter. But when she returns, dark recollections begin to surface. Something - or someone...

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The death of an Irish tradition by Bartholomew Gill

The death of an Irish tradition

Bartholomew Gill

Book

The Dublin Horse Show is one of the city's proudest traditions -- a grand institution tarnished this year by the murder of elderly Margaret Caughey. Chief Inspector Peter McGarr is puzzled by the strange death of a seemingly harmless old woman whose ...

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Citizen Vince by Jess Walter

Citizen Vince

Jess Walter

eBook

It's the fall of 1980, the last week before the presidential election that pits the downtrodden Jimmy Carter against the suspiciously sunny Ronald Reagan. In a seedy suburban house in Spokane, a small-time crook formerly from New York, Vince Camden, ...

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A fit of tempera by Mary Daheim

A fit of tempera

Mary Daheim

eBook

Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she wants is a much-needed break from the rigors of running Hillside Manor. But she and cousin Renie have barely set foot in their family's backwoods vacation cottage ... and already they're having a brush with the local...

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Either side of midnight  by Benjamin Stevenson

Either side of midnight

Benjamin Stevenson

Book

"How can it be murder when the victim pulled the trigger? At 9.01 pm, TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Midnight Tonight. He seems nervous and the crew are convinced he's about to propose to his girl...

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The lizard  by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

The lizard

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

Book

"Obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, Alistair Haston heads off to Greece, where she is on holiday, to try and rekindle their relationship. On the ferry from Athens he is offered a lucrative job, recruiting tourists to pose for and, he later discovers, to...

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Private Vegas by James Patterson

Private Vegas

James Patterson

eAudiobook

Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets...

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The body in the transept by Jeanne M Dams

The body in the transept

Jeanne M Dams

eBook

After she attends a Christmas service, Dorothy Martin, 60, an American widow living in England whose outrageous hats are the talk of the village, stumbles over the body of the local canon. She turns sleuth to help out the chief constable, also a widower....

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Our little lies  by Sue Watson

Our little lies

Sue Watson

Book

"Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighborhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is...

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Read or alive  by Nora Page

Read or alive

Nora Page

Book

To the delight of septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins, the Georgia Antiquarian Book Society has brought its annual fair to Catalpa Springs in honor of Cleo's gentleman friend, respected antiquarian bookseller and restorer, Henry Lafayette. When a f...

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Shadows and lies by Marjorie Eccles

Shadows and lies

Marjorie Eccles

Book

It is 1910 and the bloodstained body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry Chetwynd's Shropshire estate. It is a murder that unveils dark shadows of the past, and has an unexpected impact on the lives of Sir Henry Chetwynd and his ...

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The copper peacock by Ruth Rendell

The copper peacock

Ruth Rendell

eBook

The Copper Peacock: a hideous bookmark given to Bernard, a writer, by his attractive cleaning lady, Judy. She had brought order to a hitherto chaotic life, but now the bookmark destroys all this, shattering his razor sharp sensibilities. If only she had...

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The red right hand by Joel Townsley Rogers

The red right hand

Joel Townsley Rogers

eBook

A deranged killer sends a doctor on a quest for the truth--deep into the recesses of his own mind. After the death of Inis St. Erme, Dr. Henry Riddle retraces the man's final moments, searching for the moment of his fatal mis-step. Was it when he and...

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When no one is watching by Alyssa Cole

When no one is watching

Alyssa Cole

eBook

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning...Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but ...

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A case of cat and mouse by Sofie Kelly

A case of cat and mouse

Sofie Kelly

eBook

A reality TV crew has come to town and brought librarian Kathleen Paulson and her two magical cats more than their fair share of real-life drama, in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series. Spring has come to charming Mayville...

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Of mutts and men by Spencer Quinn

Of mutts and men

Spencer Quinn

eBook

"When Chet the dog and his partner, PI Bernie Little of the desert-based Little Detective Agency, arrive to a meeting with hydrologist Wendell Nero, they find his body. What did the hydrologist want to see them about? Is his death a random robbery, o...

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Penned in by Lynn Cahoon

Penned in

Lynn Cahoon

eBook

Angie Turner, chef at Idaho's finest farm-to-table restaurant, has organized a team-building event at a haunted prison, only to find a real-life murderer in their midst... . Contented employees make for a successful restaurant, which is why the County...

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Love sold separately by Ellen Meister

Love sold separately

Ellen Meister

eBook

"Dana Barry has nothing against rules. She just knows they're meant to be bent. So it's no wonder the single, twentysomething, aspiring actress loses her day job. Now her life is a mess--until she hears the Shopping Channel is auditioning. Relying on...

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When no one is watching by Alyssa Cole

When no one is watching

Alyssa Cole

eAudiobook

Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning... Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but...

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Murder at Blackwater Bend by Clara McKenna

Murder at Blackwater Bend

Clara McKenna

eAudiobook

Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst, Stella Kendrick is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except tea time with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas-especially...

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Cat me if you can by Miranda James

Cat me if you can

Miranda James

eAudiobook

Charlie and Diesel, along with Charlie's fiancee, Helen Louise Brady, are heading to Asheville, North Carolina, to spend a week at a boutique hotel and participate in a gathering of a mystery reader's club composed of patrons of the Athena Public Library....

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21 immortals  by author Rozlan Mohd. Noor

21 immortals

author Rozlan Mohd. Noor

Book

"Inspector Mislan's final case after a long night's shift could be his last. Called to a wealthy neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur, he finds a crime scene unlike any he has encountered before: pristine, the victims a family seated at dinner, Mona Lisa smiles...

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Just like the other girls  by Claire. author. Douglas

Just like the other girls

Claire. author. Douglas

Book

"Una Richardson may finally be able to put her dark past behind her. As companion to the elegant Elspeth McKenzie Una steps into a world of luxury and feels her heart beginning to mend. That is until she meets Elspeth's daughter, Kathryn, who resents...

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Death rattle  by Alex Gilly

Death rattle

Alex Gilly

Book

"When Carmen Vega's boyfriend tries to kill her, she hands over all her savings to a smuggler and sets out from Tijuana in a small, leaky boat. Within sight of the California coast, the boat starts to sink, and its passengers have to be rescued by bo...

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Death comes hot  by Michael Jecks

Death comes hot

Michael Jecks

Book

"London. May, 1556. Hal Westmecott, one of the city's most feared executioners, reckons Jack Blackjack owes him a favour - and now he's come to collect his dues. Hal has ordered Jack to track down his long-lost son and, although Jack believes he's been...

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The watcher  by Jennifer Pashley

The watcher

Jennifer Pashley

Book

"Pearl Jenkins is a nobody. She was a woman who lived as a hermit in the woods. One day, she's nowhere to be found, and all that's left behind is a pool of blood and a child no one knew existed, raised completely off the grid and in the grip of Pearl's...

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A deception at Thornecrest  by Ashley Weaver

A deception at Thornecrest

Ashley Weaver

Book

"Amory Ames is alone at her country house Thornecrest, enjoying her last few weeks of peace and quiet as she prepares for the imminent arrival of her baby. Her husband, Milo, is in London on business, and Amory is content to catch up on her correspon...

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Vale of tears by Sarah Hawkswood

Vale of tears

Sarah Hawkswood

Audio CD

April 1144. A body is found floating in Fladbury mill leat, a man in green who has been stabbed but not robbed. The lord sheriff's trio discover him to be an Evesham horse dealer, who has a beautiful young wife who 'strays'. Did the wife or one of her...

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Into the dark by Karen Rose

Into the dark

Karen Rose

Audio CD

When Michael Rowland saves his younger brother Joshua from the clutches of his stepfather, he runs for his life with his brother in his arms. From his hiding place he sees his stepfather taken away in the trunk of a stranger's car. Doctor Dani Novak has...

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Seven lies by Elizabeth Kay

Seven lies

Elizabeth Kay

Audio CD

It all started with one little lie. Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties they both fell in love and married handsome young men. But Jane never liked Marnie's husband....

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Quiet acts of violence by Cath Staincliffe

Quiet acts of violence

Cath Staincliffe

Audio CD

Manchester today. A dead baby. A missing mother. A cradle of secrets. Has the woman killed her child? Is she a risk to herself? Someone in the neighbourhood of old terraced streets has the answers. But detectives Donna Bell and Jade Bradshaw find lies...

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The mimosa tree mystery by Ovidia Yu

The mimosa tree mystery

Ovidia Yu

Audio CD

Mirza is a known collaborator and blackmailer. When he is murdered in his garden, clutching a branch of mimosa, there are many suspects. Su Lin's Uncle Chen is among those rounded up by the Japanese as reprisal. Hideki Tagawa, a former spy expelled by...

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Cry baby by Mark Billingham

Cry baby

Mark Billingham

Audio CD

It's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow. So when seven-year-old ...

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In the crypt with a candlestick by Daisy Waugh

In the crypt with a candlestick

Daisy Waugh

Audio CD

Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall has survived to a grand old age - much to the despair of his younger wife, Emma. But at 93 he has, at last, shuffled off the mortal coil. Emma, thoroughly fed up with being a dutiful Lady of the Manor, wants to leave the...

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Dark waters by G. R. author. Halliday

Dark waters

G. R. author. Halliday

Audio CD

Annabelle has come to the Scottish Highlands to escape. But as she speeds along a deserted mountain road, she is suddenly forced to swerve. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a dark room. A voice from the corner of the room says 'The Doctor...

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The blood is still by Douglas Skelton

The blood is still

Douglas Skelton

Audio CD

When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the '45 Rebellion has enraged the ri...

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The Finisher by Peter Lovesey

The Finisher

Peter Lovesey

Audio CD

Through a particularly tragic series of events, couch potato Maeve Kelly has been forced to sign up for Bath's springtime half marathon. What Maeve doesn't know is just how brutal some of the other runners are. As race day draws closer, an Albanian r...

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An exhibition of murder by Vivian Conroy

An exhibition of murder

Vivian Conroy

Audio CD

The opening of an archaeological exhibition brings with it intrigue and evil as a fabled cursed golden death mask lives up to its dark past and death strikes at the exhibition. While digging up pieces of history, these archaeologists have also been b...

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The shapeshifter's lair by Peter Tremayne

The shapeshifter's lair

Peter Tremayne

Audio CD

Ireland. AD 672. When news reaches Colgu, King of Muman, that his betrothed, Princess Gelgeis, has disappeared, Fidelma with her trusted companions, Eadulf and Enda, enter the hostile Kingdom of Laigin in search of the truth. But the warnings of demo...

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Death in fancy dress by Anthony Gilbert

Death in fancy dress

Anthony Gilbert

Audio CD

The British Secret Service, working to uncover a large-scale blackmail ring and catch its mysterious mastermind, 'The Spider', find themselves at the country residence Feltham Abbey where a fancy-dress ball is in full swing. In the tumult of revelry,...

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Rage of the assassin by Edward Marston

Rage of the assassin

Edward Marston

Audio CD

London, 1818. MP Sir Roger Mellanby attends a performance of Macbeth at Covent Garden, featuring Hannah Granville. It is the final performance of what has been a triumphant production and both the Prince Regent and Hannah's love, Bow Street Rival Paul...

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To kill a mocking girl  by Harper Kincaid

To kill a mocking girl

Harper Kincaid

Book

"Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, starting her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned charm-for-days bookshop Prose & Scones. With her trusty German Shephard RBG - Ruff Barker Ginsburg - by her side, what can...

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A study in murder  by Callie Hutton

A study in murder

Callie Hutton

Book

"Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell is charged with murder. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy launches her own investigation - and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a v...

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The gatekeeper by Michelle Gagnon

The gatekeeper

Michelle Gagnon

eBook

From the moment sixteen-year-old Madison Grant is abducted, an unthinkable terrorist plot is set in motion; pitting Special Agent Kelly Jones against her most powerful adversary yet. The kidnapper's ransom demands aren't monetary...they come at a cost...

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Swear down by Russ Litten

Swear down

Russ Litten

eBook

A young gang leader is found stabbed on a Hackney estate - but two people confess to the murder. Ndekwe, an ambitious, newly promoted Detective Sergeant within a subtly racist police force, believes the more obvious of the two confessions: from McKenzie,...

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The red horse by James R. Benn

The red horse

James R. Benn

eBook

Just days after the Liberation of Paris, US Army Detective Billy Boyle and Lieutenant Kazimierz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emo...

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A lady's guide to gossip and murder by Dianne Freeman

A lady's guide to gossip and murder

Dianne Freeman

eAudiobook

How far will some go to safeguard a secret? In the latest novel in Dianne Freeman's witty and delightful historical mystery series, the adventurous Countess Harleigh finds out . . . On August twelfth each year, members of the upper class retire to th...

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Fool's paradise by Mike Lupica

Fool's paradise

Mike Lupica

eAudiobook

When an unknown man is found murdered in Paradise, Jesse Stone will have his hands full finding out who he was--and what he was seeking. When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the...

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Sins of the mother  by August Norman

Sins of the mother

August Norman

Book

"Caitlin Bergman's mother is dead. That's what the award-winning journalist has told everyone for the past forty years. Easier to lie than explain how Maya abandoned her only daughter before dropping off the map forever. But when a rural sheriff invi...

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Once two sisters  by Sarah Warburton

Once two sisters

Sarah Warburton

Book

"Zoe Hallett and her sister, Ava, are the precocious offspring of two pioneering scientists, but the sisters have been estranged for years. When Zoe reads a news story about Ava's mysterious disappearance, she assumes it's just another of her sister's...

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These violent delights  by Micah Nemerever

These violent delights

Micah Nemerever

Book

"When Paul and Julian meet as university freshmen in early 1970s Pittsburgh, they are immediately drawn to one another. A talented artist, Paul is sensitive and agonizingly insecure, incomprehensible to his working-class family, and desolate with grief...

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The Doom List by Gerard O'Donovan

The Doom List

Gerard O'Donovan

Large Print

"July, 1922. Newly-appointed 'movie czar' William H. Hays is about to arrive in town on a single-minded mission to clean up Hollywood. He is said to be compiling a list of 'undesirables' whom he plans to bar from screen work. They call it the Doom List....

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The red, red snow by Caro Ramsay

The red, red snow

Caro Ramsay

Large Print

"A family man is stabbed to death at a crowded Christmas Ice Show. Murdered in plain sight. No clues, no witnesses, no known motive. A week later, two bodies are discovered at a holiday cottage in a remote highland glen: one in the kitchen; the other...

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Possessed by Peter (Journalist) Laws

Possessed

Peter (Journalist) Laws

Large Print

"Professor Matt Hunter is an atheist ex-minister and expert on religion, brought in by the police to advise on cases where there is a supernatural overtone. When they receive a report of strange whispers behind a blood-soaked door, they are baffled to...

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Bobby March will live forever by Alan Parks

Bobby March will live forever

Alan Parks

Large Print

"August 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city's own rock-star hero, has just OD'ed in a central hotel. Alice Winters is twelve years old, lonely. And missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy's boss has fallen in with a bad crowd...

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The body in the castle well by Martin Walker

The body in the castle well

Martin Walker

eAudiobook

A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working with an eminent French art historian at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the FB...

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Hammer to fall by John Lawton

Hammer to fall

John Lawton

eAudiobook

It's 1960s London, and spy Joe Wilderness should be living like James Bond. But alas, in the wake of an embarrassing disaster for MI6, Wilderness has been posted to remote northern Finland in a cultural exchange program to promote Britain abroad. Bored...

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Blood business by Barbara Nadel

Blood business

Barbara Nadel

eAudiobook

Brothers Ugur and Lokman Bulut, locked in an inheritance battle, need a sample of their mother's DNA to contest her will. But when the body is exhumed, her corpse is missing, replaced by another body with its heart removed. Inspector Mehmet Suleyman ...

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The six by Luca Veste

The six

Luca Veste

eAudiobook

It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything. In the middle of the night, someone died. The six of us promised each other we would not tell anyone...

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Friends don't lie by Cath Weeks

Friends don't lie

Cath Weeks

eAudiobook

Everyone knows Melissa Silk and her two best friends: a walking poster for friendship and community. People might hate them if they weren't so infectiously likeable. But when tragedy strikes, Melissa can't move on. Everyone urges her to let things go...

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Mrs Jeffries stalks the hunter by Emily Brightwell

Mrs Jeffries stalks the hunter

Emily Brightwell

eAudiobook

Sir Edmund Leggett is flattered to be stalked by a young lady. But she soon makes herself scarce after he's murdered in cold blood. The police hold the young woman to blame. But Inspector Witherspoon has other ideas and consults his housekeeper, Mrs Jeffries...

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The museum of desire by Jonathan Kellerman

The museum of desire

Jonathan Kellerman

eAudiobook

One wild party. Four counts of murder. A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day there isn?t a living soul to be seen. But in the driveway sits a super-stretch limo, unlocked, with four...

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Rogue warrior by Stephen Leather

Rogue warrior

Stephen Leather

eAudiobook

No one knows for sure who Richard Yokely worked for in the past - the Army, the CIA, DEA, NSA - he has carried out missions for them all. But now he works for Grey Fox, the super secret agency that takes care of business that the White House would prefer...

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The rock blaster by Henning Mankell

The rock blaster

Henning Mankell

eAudiobook

At 3p.m. on a Saturday afternoon in 1911, Oskar Johansson is caught in a blast in an industrial accident. The local newspaper reports him dead, but they are mistaken. Though crippled, Oskar finds the strength to go on living and working. The Rock Bla...

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Hunting evil by Chris Carter

Hunting evil

Chris Carter

eAudiobook

As roommates, they met for the first time in college. Two of the brightest minds ever to graduate from Stanford Psychology University. As adversaries, they met again in Quantico, Virginia. Robert Hunter had become the head of the LAPD's Ultra Violent...

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The one I left behind by Jennifer McMahon

The one I left behind

Jennifer McMahon

eBook

In the summer of 1985, teenaged Reggie's mother was the victim of a serial killer called Neptune, who left his victims' severed hands on the police department steps. Her body was never found; the killer was never caught. Twenty-five years later, Reggie...

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The haunting at Bonaventure Circus  by Jaime Jo Wright

The haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Jaime Jo Wright

Book

"In 1928, the Bonaventure Circus has become a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby and is no longer content to leave the reason for that rejection unquestioned. When she receives mysterious messages from someone...

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The butcher's daughter  by Wendy Corsi Staub

The butcher's daughter

Wendy Corsi Staub

Book

"Investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw solves clients' genetic puzzles, while hers remains shrouded in mystery. Now she suspects that the key to her birth parents' identities lies in an unexpected connection to a stranger who's hired her to find ...

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The outcast girls  by Alys Clare

The outcast girls

Alys Clare

Book

"London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for her sole employee, Felix Wilbraham, to do. So when schoolteacher Georgiana...

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Murder by milk bottle  by Lynne Truss

Murder by milk bottle

Lynne Truss

Book

"The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims - a....

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The nicotine chronicles

The nicotine chronicles

Book

"In recent years, nicotine has become as verboten as many hard drugs. The literary styles in this volume are as varied as the moral quandaries herein, and the authors have successfully unleashed their incandescent imaginations on the subject matter, ...

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Murder in the bayou boneyard  by Ellen Byron

Murder in the bayou boneyard

Ellen Byron

Book

"Maggie Crozat's B&B is affected by a new cell phone app that lets locals rent their rooms to tourists so she concocts a Halloween-themed marketing scheme. During the festivities, though, a masked participant gives up the ghost and Maggie must solve ...

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When no one is watching  by Alyssa Cole

When no one is watching

Alyssa Cole

Book

"Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she's known all her life are disappearing. To hold...

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A philosophical investigation  by Philip Kerr

A philosophical investigation

Philip Kerr

Book

"London, 2013, and the city is battling an epidemic of serial killings - even with the widespread government use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the 'punitive coma'. Detective Isadora 'Jake' Jacowicz is hunting a murderer, code-named 'Wittgenstein,'...

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Dirk Gently by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently

Douglas Adams

Audio CD

"Harry Enfield stars as the eponymous detective in two full-cast radio dramatisations of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently novels. Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds...

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Watching from the dark by Gytha Lodge

Watching from the dark

Gytha Lodge

Audio CD

"Aidan Poole logs onto his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. But to his horror, he realises she is not alone. Completely helpless, all he can do is listen to the sounds of a violent struggle. And then a chilling silence. He's desperate...

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Death of a mermaid by Lesley Thomson

Death of a mermaid

Lesley Thomson

Audio CD

"Freddy left her childhood home in Newhaven twenty-two years ago and swore never to return. But now her parents are dead, and she's back in her hometown to help her brothers manage the family fishmonger. Nothing here has changed: the stink of fish coming...

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Dead to her by Sarah Pinborough

Dead to her

Sarah Pinborough

Audio CD

"There's nothing like a woman scorned. Something old ... Marcie's affair with Jason Maddox catapulted her into the world of the elite. Old money, old ties, old secrets. Marcie may have married into this world - but she'll never be part of it. Something...

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Masked prey by John Sandford

Masked prey

John Sandford

Audio CD

"The daughter of a U.S. Senator is monitoring her social media presence when she finds a picture of herself on a strange blog. And there are other pictures ... of the children of other influential Washington politicians, walking or standing outside t...

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The gilded cage by Camilla Läckberg

The gilded cage

Camilla Läckberg

Audio CD

"All that glitters ... People would kill to have Faye Adelheim's life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything she's ever wanted, and she has an adorable daughter...

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Disordered minds by Minette Walters

Disordered minds

Minette Walters

Audio CD

"In 1970, Harold Stamp, a retarded, reclusive 20-year-old, was convicted - on disputed evidence and a retracted confession - of brutally murdering his grandmother. Jonathan Hughes, an anthropologist specialising in stereotyping, determines to re-examine...

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Elevator pitch by Linwood Barclay

Elevator pitch

Linwood Barclay

Audio CD

"It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets. Right to the...

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A dangerous engagement by Ashley Weaver

A dangerous engagement

Ashley Weaver

Audio CD

"1930s, New York. As they travel by ship to New York for her childhood friend Tabitha's wedding, Amory Ames gazes out at the city's iconic skyline, excited by the prospect of being a bridesmaid. Her husband Milo, however, is convinced their trip will...

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Second sister by Ho-Kei Chan

Second sister

Ho-Kei Chan

Audio CD

"Nga-Yee, a librarian, lives a quiet life with her fifteen-year-old sister Siu-Man. After a difficult, impoverished upbringing and the deaths of their parents, they are finally finding a bit of stability. Then one day, Nga-Yee comes home to find her ...

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Dead stock by Rachel Ward

Dead stock

Rachel Ward

Audio CD

"New Year dawns and something is rotten in the market town of Kingsleigh, with a body next to the bypass and pet cats going missing. When one turns up dead at Costsave, Ant and Bea start a new investigation but it's harder this time, with so much going...

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Killer takes all by Erica Spindler

Killer takes all

Erica Spindler

eBook

Named after the character in the children's story who lured Alice into Wonderland, White Rabbit lures its participants into a labyrinth of fear and fantasy. But has the fantasy gone too far this time, and become shocking reality? When ex-detective St...

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Timetable of death by Edward Marston

Timetable of death

Edward Marston

eBook

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Stalking ground by Margaret. author. Mizushima

Stalking ground

Margaret. author. Mizushima

eBook

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The Droitwich deceivers  by Kerry Tombs

The Droitwich deceivers

Kerry Tombs

Book

April 1890. When the nine-year-old daughter of a prominent Droitwich businessman disappears without a trace whilst on a visit to a local churchyard, Detective Inspector Ravenscroft and his colleage, Constable Tom Crabb are called upon to investigate....

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Kidnap & ransom by Michelle Gagnon

Kidnap & ransom

Michelle Gagnon

eBook

When the world's foremost kidnap and ransom negotiator is snatched by a ruthless drug cartel, Jake Riley becomes ensnared in the effort to save him. But he's up against Los Zetas, an elite paramilitary organization renowned for its ferocity and skill....

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Bone in the throat by Anthony Bourdain

Bone in the throat

Anthony Bourdain

eBook

An up-and-coming young chef who owes his position in a New York restaurant to his uncle, a Mob collector's hit man who has loaned a considerable sum to the restaurant owner. Mobster Sal the Wig and Tommy, the sous-chef, are both unaware that state and...

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All the devils are here by Louise Penny

All the devils are here

Louise Penny

eAudiobook

On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather for a family dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. But the evening ends in horror when Stephen is critically injured in what Armand is convinced is no accident. When a strange...

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Deep black lies by Caroline Carver

Deep black lies

Caroline Carver

eAudiobook

The last thing psychotherapist Harry Hope expects on his walk home one evening is to be knifed. At first, he thinks it's a random event. But as the police investigate further, seemingly unrelated attacks, Harry is shocked to discover that every victim...

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Slow burn by Stephen Leather

Slow burn

Stephen Leather

eAudiobook

There are thousands of jihadi brides in refugee camps in the Middle East. Spider Shepherd is about to be sent on an extraordinary mission. There he will have to decide which of the women he meets are a threat, and which of them have useful information....

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Killing in your name by Gary Donnelly

Killing in your name

Gary Donnelly

eAudiobook

A boy's body is found in bogland along the Irish border: a case as cold as the earth that has hidden it for so long. DI Owen Sheen has sworn to get justice for the unnamed boy and digs up links to a covert British Army unit that was tasked with creat...

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Golden in death by J. D. Robb

Golden in death

J. D. Robb

eAudiobook

When Kent Abner - baby doctor, model husband and father, good neighbour - is found dead in his town house in the West Village, Detective Eve Dallas and her team have a real mystery on their hands. Who would want to kill such a good man? They know how,...

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The shadow friend by Alex North

The shadow friend

Alex North

eAudiobook

Twenty-five years ago, Paul's friend Charlie Crabtree brutally killed their classmate - and then vanished without a trace. Paul's never forgiven himself for his part in what happened. He's never gone back home. Until his elderly mother has a fall. It's...

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Small mercies by Alex Walters

Small mercies

Alex Walters

eAudiobook

DI Annie Delamere and her colleague DS Zoe Everett are off duty and enjoying a walk on the Peak District''s vast moorlands when they stumble across a mutilated corpse. While Annie is put in charge of the case her long-term partner, MP Sheena Pearson,...

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City of fallen angels by Paul Buchanan

City of fallen angels

Paul Buchanan

eAudiobook

Summer, 1962. A scorching heat wave is suffocating L.A. PI John Keegan is offered a small fortune to find a beautiful woman from a set of photographs. He refuses; the job seems suspicious. But the next day the same woman, Eve, turns up, unbidden, on ...

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I saw him die by Andrew Wilson

I saw him die

Andrew Wilson

eAudiobook

Who saw him die? I, said the fly, with my little eye. I saw him die. An astonishingly beautiful setting on the island of Skye. A gathering of fascinating guests at a hunting lodge set to enjoy abundant hospitality. And a double murder. A household in...

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The less dead by Denise Mina

The less dead

Denise Mina

eAudiobook

When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found. Nikki asks...

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The big chill by Douglas Johnstone

The big chill

Douglas Johnstone

eAudiobook

Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors' and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral that matriarch Dorothy...

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Lost souls by Jonathan Kellerman

Lost souls

Jonathan Kellerman

eAudiobook

Deputy Coroner Clay Edison is juggling a new baby who won't sleep with working the graveyard shift. For once he's trying to keep things simple. When infant remains are found by developers demolishing a local park, a devastating cold case is brought back...

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Dangerous pursuits by Jo Bannister

Dangerous pursuits

Jo Bannister

eAudiobook

Rachel Somers, running... Something appalling happened in the wood. When Gabriel Ash and his dog come to her aid, she thinks she's safe. But this is Norbold, where things aren't always as they seem. Detective Chief Inspector Gorman thinks this is his...

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Murder at the Natural History Museum by Jim Eldridge

Murder at the Natural History Museum

Jim Eldridge

eAudiobook

London, 1895. Daniel Wilson and Abigail Fenton have been hired by the Natural History Museum to find out who deliberately smashed the fossilised skeleton of a small dinosaur. At first Daniel is reluctant to take the case, pointing out that they deal ...

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Hymn to murder by P. C. Doherty

Hymn to murder

P. C. Doherty

eAudiobook

Spring, 1312. At Malmaison Manor, Lord Simon is concealing a dark secret - one he assumes will never catch up with him. But someone knows about the crime he committed, and they've found a way to make him pay. When he is found mysteriously slain, other...

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Body breaker by M. W. Craven

Body breaker

M. W. Craven

eAudiobook

Detective Inspector Avison Fluke is a man on the edge. He has committed a crime to get back to work, concealed a debilitating illness and is about to be made homeless. Just as he thinks things can't get any worse, the body of a young woman is found buried...

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The mist by 1976- author. Ragnar Jónasson

The mist

1976- author. Ragnar Jónasson

eBook

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One by one  by Ruth Ware

One by one

Ruth Ware

Book

Getting snowed in at a rustic mountain chalet in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. There is a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers--...

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Hanging Falls  by Margaret Mizushima

Hanging Falls

Margaret Mizushima

Book

"A deluge has flooded the high ground near Hanging Falls--but heavy rains aren't the only menace descending on Timber Creek. While on a scouting mission to pinpoint trail damage, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo stumble upon a body floating...

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Troubled blood  by Robert. author. Galbraith

Troubled blood

Robert. author. Galbraith

Book

"Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case ...

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Checked out for murder  by Allison Brook

Checked out for murder

Allison Brook

Book

"Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she's a psychic. But had she foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie...

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Fool's paradise  by Mike Lupica

Fool's paradise

Mike Lupica

Book

"When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim - the man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man's ...

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