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  Cover Art: A Dilly of a Death Albert, Susan Wittig
A Dilly of a Death
China Bayles and her husband, Mike McQuaid, become involved in the tangled affair of Phoebe the Pickle Queen, owner of the largest pickle business in Texas, but things take a dangerous turn when Phoebe mysteriously vanishes.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: The Fine Art of Murder : a Novel Bain, Donald, 1935-
The Fine Art of Murder : a Novel
While on vacation in Italy, Jessica joins a tour that takes her to where lesser-known Italian masterworks are displayed--and where a pair of young Italian gunmen steal a painting off a church wall. Agreeing to help identify the crooks at a later date should they be caught, Jessica returns to Cabot Cove. But months later, both art and death land on her doorstep when the son of an old friend begs her for help in solving his mother's murder--which may take Jessica all the way back to Italy...
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hard Truth Barr, Nevada
Hard Truth
Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes face-to-face with the dark side of humanity when she investigates the disappearance of three young girls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Endangered Beason, Pamela
A child has gone missing, and Sam Westin knows it's her fault. She nudged the boy down a dark path toward a man she presumed was his father. Now there's a media campaign targeting the cougars she helped rehabilitate and release a year ago, blaming them for the boy's disappearance. It's only when FBI Agent Chase Perez joins the case that human suspects are considered.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Underdog : a Melanie Travis Mystery Berenson, Laurien.
Underdog : a Melanie Travis Mystery
Teacher, dog trainer, single mother and amateur sleuth Melanie Travis returns to elite canine circles to nab the killer of an obedience school instructor before the killer nabs her first.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza : a Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery Block, Lawrence.
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza : a Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery
The Greenwich Village bookseller who moonlights as a burglar "happens" to discover a rare coin in someone else's apartment. The next day, two dead bodies are found there, one belonging to the owner, the other to Bernie's fence. To clear himself of a murder charge, Bernie must clear up the mystery.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Nails Bowen, Peter
While searching for a missing girl, Gabriel Du Pré finds his investigation complicated by the arrival of a group of protesting fundamentalist Christians, the return of his precocious granddaughter from school in Washington, D.C., and the presence of a young soldier, just back from Iraq, who is missing a leg and may have lost his grip on reality.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Bradley, C. Alan
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, must exonerate her father of murder. Armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together and examine new suspects, she begins a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Remember Me Irene : an Irene Kelly Mystery Burke, Jan.
Remember Me Irene : an Irene Kelly Mystery
Newswoman Irene Kelly encounters a former professor; now a derelict in hiding. What happened to his life strikes Irene as bizarre. He's an unlikely suspect in blackmail and murder, but it's what happens to him in death that fills her with dread. Her long-lost mentor is found murdered, and whatever the picturesque town of Las Piernas is hiding has made some people very rich, very guilty, and very dangerous.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The House of Seven Mabels Churchill, Jill
The House of Seven Mabels
Hired by a rebellious group of feminists for a huge house renovation, Jane Jeffry and Shelley Nowack become increasingly alarmed when the project is overshadowed by malicious pranks, a suspicious death, and numerous secrets.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Cat Sitter On a Hot Tin Roof Clement, Blaize.
Cat Sitter On a Hot Tin Roof
When ex-deputy, Florida pet sitter Dixie Hemingway meets Laura Halston, she believes she's found a new friend and then Laura is stabbed to death in her shower. With the help of her new boyfriend homicide detective Lt. Jean-Pierre Guidry, Dixie investigates everything there is to know about Laura and her sadistic ex-husband.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Drop Shot Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Drop Shot
Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Edge of Doom Cross, Amanda
The Edge of Doom
Academic sleuth Kate Fansler and her family confront a troubling mystery when a man arrives claiming to be Kate's true father, an encounter that reveals a series of life-threatening secrets and dark deceptions that could unleash potentially dangerous repercussions for Kate's entire family.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: The Alpine Quilt Daheim, Mary
The Alpine Quilt
Members of the Burl Creek Thimble Club, a quilting circle in small-town Alpine, Washington, are planning a fete to welcome back Genevieve Bayard, who left Alpine, decades ago. But Gen's homecoming is cut decidedly short when she dies at a dinner party. Emma Lord, owner and publisher of the local newspaper arrives on the scene to report the incident and sleuth her way to the truth.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Rogue Island DeSilva, Bruce
Rogue Island
When journalist Liam Mulligan realizes that someone is systematically burning down his childhood neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island, he ignores his bosses and his budding relationship to figure out the firebug's identity.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Single Eye Dunlap, Susan.
A Single Eye
When a mistake during a stunt injures stuntwoman Darcy Lott's protege Darcy is shaken and facing a crisis of confidence. Calling upon her Buddhist beliefs seh retreats to a monastery in the California redwoods. What she finds is anything but soul-centering: the monastery's enigmatic leader is poisoned, and an attempt is made on Darcy's own life. Darcy must overcome her own personal crisis in order to keep herself -- as well as the other practitioners -- safe
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  Cover Art: The Bookwoman's Last Fling : a Cliff Janeway Novel Dunning, John, 1942-
The Bookwoman's Last Fling : a Cliff Janeway Novel
Denver rare-book dealer and former homicide cop Cliff Janeway agrees to examine the children's-book collection of the long-dead wife of a horse trainer, now also dead, but soon winds up working as a hot walker at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, hoping to discover who has been stealing the dead wife's books and who killed the trainer's disagreeable son.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Alive! : a Valentino Mystery Estleman, Loren D.
Alive! : a Valentino Mystery
Learning of the existence of rare footage of Bela Lugosi's screen test for the part of Frankenstein's monster, Valentino discovers that a ruthless adversary has been killing people to get his hands on the long-missing film.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Delectable Mountains Fowler, Earlene
Delectable Mountains
"Volunteered" to take over rehearsals of a children's play for the musical director of her church, Benni Harper's entertainment career comes to a dismal end when she stumbles upon the corpse of the church handyman in front of the altar.
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Irish Tiger Greeley, Andrew M., 1928-2013
Irish Tiger
Wife, mother, lover, celebrated singer, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail and her husband Dermot will need all their resources when they come to the aid of two loving senior citizens, whose unexpected romance has been targeted by an unknown enemy. Family members bitterly oppose the match, and someone will stop at nothing to destroy their marriage, their thriving careers, and maybe even their lives.
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Anna Pigeon
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