New Mysteries (Hardcover)

Connections in death / J.D. Robb. cover
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are putting a portion of their billions toward building a brand-new school and youth shelter. Both Eve and Roarke know all too welll how the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads - and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they've hired the talented and passionate child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering, whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle's support. Lyle is living with Rochelle temporarily while he gets his life together, and he's thrilled for his sister when she tells him about Roarke's job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, Rochelle finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap. Eve's investigation quickly confirms that this wasn't just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle's been pumped full of poison - and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene. Now Eve and Roarke will have to venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and into the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. but as far as they're concerned, whoever gave the order for Lyle Pickering's murder has run out of chances...
The Black Ascot / Charles Todd. cover
An unexpected tip leads inspector Ian Rutledge on the trail of Alan Barrington, the suspect in the murder during the 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII.
The Alchemist's illusion / Gigi Pandian. cover
In an effort to rescue her mentor, Nicolas Flamel, centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust and her best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef, delve into the world of art forgery to unearth a clue hidden in a stolen painting.
Murder likes it hot : a downward dog mystery / Tracy Weber. cover
When an employee is found dead at the local homeless shelter for youth, yoga instructor Kate Davidson sets aside her fertility and financial woes to support and defend the teenagers.
Watcher in the woods : a Rockton novel / Kelley Armstrong. cover
"Watcher in the Woods is the next gripping installment of #1 bestselling Kelley Armstrong's riveting Casey Duncan series. The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet--before the killer strikes again" -- Provided by publisher.
The frangipani tree mystery / Ovidia Yu. cover
1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin's daughter dies suddenly - and in mysterious circumstances - mission school-educated local girl SuLin - an aspiring journalist trying to escape an arranged marriage - is invited to take her place. But then another murder at the residence occurs and it seems very likely that a killer is stalking the corridors of Government House. It now takes all SuLin's traditional skills and intelligence to help British-born Chief Inspector Thomas LeFroy solve the murders - and escape with her own life.
A time to scatter stones : a Matthew Scudder novella / Lawrence Block. cover
Well past retirement age and feeling his years--but still staying sober one day at a time--Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren't the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt's longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who's refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver.
Smoke and ashes : a novel / Abir Mukherjee. cover
Recognizing ritualistic injuries on a murder victim from a memory compromised by his opium addiction, Captain Sam Wyndham, aided by sidekick Surrender-Not Banerjee, struggles to solve two mysteries while hiding his personal demons from the Calcutta police force.
The man with no face / Peter May. cover
A classic early novel from Peter May situated among the political intrigue of Brussels, Belgium, in 1979--now available in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
The murder pit / Mick Finlay. cover
1896: Sherlock Holmes has once again hit the headlines, solving mysteries for the cream of aristocracy. But among the workhouses and pudding shops of South London, private detective William Arrowood is presented with far grittier, more violent and considerably less well-paid cases. Arrowood has no doubt who is the better detective, and when Mr. and Mrs. Barclay engage him to find their estranged daughter, Birdie, he's sure it won't be long before he and his assistant, Barnett, have tracked her down. But this seemingly simple missing-person case soon turns into a murder investigation. Far from the comfort of Baker Street, Arrowood's London is a city of unrelenting cruelty, where evil is waiting to be uncovered.
A beautiful corpse / Christi Daugherty. cover
From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain. For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all. With its antebellum houses and ancient oak trees draped in a veil of Spanish moss, Savannah's graceful downtown is famous around the world. When a woman is killed in the heart of that affluent district, the shock is felt throughout the city. But for crime reporter Harper McClain, this story is personal. The corpse has a familiar face. Only twenty-four years old, Naomi Scott was just getting started. A law student, tending bar to make ends meet, she wanted to change the world. Instead, her life ended in the dead of night at the hands of an unseen gunman. There are no witnesses to the crime. The police have three suspects: Scott's boyfriend, who has a criminal past he claims he's put behind him, her boss, who stalked another young bartender two years ago, and the district attorney's son, who Naomi dated until their relationship ended in acrimony. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer? With the whole city demanding answers, Harper unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy. But the pressures on her go beyond the murder. The newspaper is facing more layoffs. Her boss fears both their jobs are on the line. And Harper begins to realize that someone is watching her every move. Someone familiar and very dangerous. Someone who told her to run before it's too late...
Trouble on the books / Essie Lang. cover
"Shelby Cox never intended to become a bookseller, so when the former editor returns to her hometown of Alexandria Bay, nestled in upstate New York's breathtaking Thousand Islands region, to take over her aunt's bookstore, she has no idea what to expect. To her amazement, she discovers that she now owns a fifty-percent share in Bayside Books, and will also run the store's second location in the majestic castle on nearby Blye Island. But just as Shelby is gearing up for the start of the tourist season, the Castle volunteer coordinator is found murdered in the nearby Grotto. Castle caretaker Matthew Kessler is suspect number one, but Shelby thinks the killing may be connected to an earlier era, when violence among Prohibition-era smugglers was rampant in the region. As Shelby launches her own investigation, handsome and unnerving Special Agent Zack Griffin of the Coast Guard Investigative Services tries to quell her smuggling theory and keep her safe. But Shelby is determined to summon all her savvy as a book editor to plot the murder - and find the killer before he strikes again" -- from Amazon.com
Silent footsteps / Jo Bannister. cover
"When does a secret admirer become a stalker? When chocolates on the doorstep give way to the sound of an intruder on the stairs? When the victim's friends are waylaid in the dark and beaten bloody? When she receives photographs memorializing these events? Or when people start dying? For Constable Hazel Best, the pivot point is the attack on her friend Gabriel Ash. That's when she focuses all her ingenuity on finding the man responsible. Her police colleagues would be more help if they weren't already occupied with two murders - but assistance does arrive from an unexpected source. In the end, though, Hazel must deal with the stalker alone. And more than her own life will depend on the outcome."--Publisher's description.
Girl most likely / Max Allan Collins. cover
In a small Midwest town, twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She's learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista's ten-year high school reunion. With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn't take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the "Girl Most Likely to Succeed"--and then some--is back in town. Her reputation as a dogged reporter has made the stunning blonde famous. Her reputation among her former classmates and rivals has made her infamous. Astrid's list of enemies is a long one. And as the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Krista and her father are following leads and opening long-locked doors from their hometown to the Florida suburbs to Chicago's underworld. They just never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista's own past.
Dead heat / Glenis Wilson. cover
Champion jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is still reeling from the knowledge that his attempt to solve the murder of prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences, not only for his estranged wife Annabel and her new partner, Sir Jeffrey, but also prompting horsebox driver John Dunston to take his own life. Or did it? A letter handed to Harry at John's funeral contains a shocking revelation about his death. But someone is determined to get hold of the letter and prevent Harry from exposing the truth.
Death of an eye / Dana Stabenow. cover
Alexandria, 47 BC. Cleopatra shares the throne with her brother Ptolemy under the auspices of Julius Caesar, by whom Cleopatra is heavily pregnant. A shipment of new coins meant to reset the shaky Egyptian economy has been stolen and the Queen's Eye has been murdered, so Queen Cleopatra turns to childhood friend Tetisheri to find the missing shipment and bring the murderer to justice.
Night train / Martin Amis. cover
Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Homicide Detective Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of Colonel Tom, is ready to " put the case down." Suicide. Closed. Until Colonel Tom asks her to do the one thing any grieving father would ask: take a second look. Not since his celebrated novel Money has Amis turned his focus on America to such remarkable effect. Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power and pride are brought low by the hidden recesses of our humanity.
Foul play on words / Becky Clark. cover
When mystery author Charlee Russo arrives at a Portland writers' conference and learns that the adult daughter of the organizer has been kidnapped, she takes over the conference planning while trying to untangle the problematic web of the kidnapping.
The killer in me : a novel / Olivia Kiernan. cover
"Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn't the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Sean Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Sean finally being released from prison--but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town's hidden darkness. With a television documentary revisiting Sean sentence pushing the public's sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened all those years ago. A dark, irresistible cocktail of secrets, murder, and family, Olivia Kiernan's latest is an impossible-to-put-down triumph"-- Provided by publisher.