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  Cover Art: Murder in the Rue De Paradis Black, Cara, 1951-
Murder in the Rue De Paradis
A surprise visit from former lover Yves goes horribly wrong in the seventh Aimee LeDuc novel. Within a few short hours, computer-security analyst Aimée goes from accepting Yves' marriage proposal to identifying his body in the Paris morgue. Believing he was working undercover, Aimee ignores the sanitized police report and ignites a chain reaction that reveals assassination plots, informers and secret contracts surrounding the strained relationship of a militant Turkish group and the Kurdish Labor Party.
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  Cover Art: Bangkok 8 Burdett, John
Bangkok 8
Under a Bangkok bridge, it appears to be murder by snake when an African American marine is found in a bolted shut car. Two cops, the only two in the city not on the take, arrive too late. Minutes later, only one is alive: Sonchai Jitpleecheep - sophisticated son of a long-gone Vietnam War G.I. and a Thai bar girl. With his partner dead, Sonchai is doubly compelled to find the murderer, to maneuver through the world he knows all too well - drugs, prostitution, corruption and tracks the killer through a realm he has never before encountered: the wealthy underbelly of the city.
Adult Fiction Book BURDETT
  Cover Art: Voice of the Violin Camilleri, Andrea.
Voice of the Violin
Inspector Montalbano’s gruesome discovery of a lovely young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor, a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim’s friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.
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  Cover Art: Bamboo and Blood Church, James, 1947-
Bamboo and Blood
In a late 1990s North Korea, a younger Inspector O is working Pyongyang as the country's nuclear missile program begins to escalate and as the wife of a North Korean diplomat turns up dead in Pakistan under suspicious circumstances, but as Inspector O investigates, he discovers that the woman's death could lead to a larger conspiracy.
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  Cover Art: The Thunder Keeper Coel, Margaret
The Thunder Keeper
The apparent suicide of a young Arapaho on sacred ground during a vision quest shocks the populace of the Wind River Reservation. But strange events following the death lead Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley to suspect foul play.
Adult Mystery Book COEL
  Cover Art: Rain Storm Eisler, Barry
Rain Storm
Japanese-American John Rain is a freelance assassin with a knack for making his jobs look like "natural causes". He has fled to Brazil to escape the life, but his ability to function unnoticed in Asia keeps him in demand. The CIA persuades him to take one more job. Rain finds himself in Macao, Hong Kong and Tokyo as he must elude another assassin and avoid a possible set-up.
Adult Fiction Book EISLER
  Cover Art: Finding Nouf Ferraris, Zoe¨.
Finding Nouf
Nayir, desert guide to Jeddah Saudi Arabia's elite, agrees to play PI when the teen daughter of his wealthiest client turns up drowned in a wadi. Nayir, a conservative Muslim and an outsider because of his nationality, his class and his large stature, becomes convinced the girls family has something to hide.
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  Cover Art: He Who Fears the Wolf Fossum, Karin
He Who Fears the Wolf
When an elderly woman is killed in her secluded house in the Norwegian countryside, a schizophrenic man who has escaped from the local asylum is the sole suspect, and the only witness is a disturbed boywith a disturbing hobby. Norwegian policeman Konrad Sejer soon comes to realize that the case involves the culprit in a recent bank robbery and hostage taking.
Adult Mystery Book FOSSUM
  Cover Art: Carnosaur Crimes Gentry, Christine, 1954-
Carnosaur Crimes
When paleoartist Ansel Phoenix finds a burnt body hanging from the mouth of her life-sized Allosaurus replica outside the Big Toe Natural History Museum, she starts digging. An Indian poacher has been cutting out fossil carnosaur tracks along the Redwater River, and the Bureau of Land Management is threatening to close the museum and move the tracks to an educational institution. And the FBI is freezing out the local cops.Using her half-Blackfoot heritage as leverage, Ansel devises a dangerous scheme to help the FBI expose a statewide fossil-poaching ring. The sequel to Mesozoic Murder.
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  Cover Art: In Matto's Realm Glauser, Friedrich
In Matto's Realm
In 1930's Switzerland, a child murderer escapes an asylum in Bern and Sgt. Studer discovers the directors body in the boiler room. In short order, three others die, and Sgt Studer is warned that contact with the insane is dangerous for his mental health. The obvious suspect would be the child murderer, but as things become more confused within and outside the asylum, Studer realizes nothing is as it seems.
Adult Mystery Book GLAUSER
  Cover Art: The Case of the Missing Servant : from the Files of Vish Puri India's Hall, Tarquin
The Case of the Missing Servant : from the Files of Vish Puri India's "most Private Investigator"
Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swath through modern India's swindlers, cheats, and murderers.In hot and dusty Delhi, where call centers and malls are changing the ancient fabric of Indian life, Puri's main work comes from screening prospective marriage partners. Vish takes the case when an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant - but how will he ever find out what happened in a country with a population of one billion?
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  Cover Art: The First Rule of Ten Hendricks, Gay.
The First Rule of Ten
After reintroducing rules to his life, ex-Buddhist monk, ex-cop turned private investigator, Tenzing Norbu, realizes that every time he breaks his first rule, to not ignore his intuition, mayhem ensues.
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  Cover Art: The Color of Blood Hughes, Declan, 1963-
The Color of Blood
Private eye Ed Loy, lately returned to Dublin after 20 years in Los Angeles, is hired by an irritating dentist to find out what happened to his teenage daughter (pornographic pictures of whom were recently sent to the father). Ed has little trouble locating the missing girl, but matters are complicated when the girl's ex-boyfriend--and porn filmmaker--turns up dead.
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  Cover Art: Six Crooked Highways Johnson, Wayne
Six Crooked Highways
Native American lodge owner Paul Two Persons Red Lake reservation in Minnesota is resisiting the crooked deal involving government-sponsored road that would cut through his property. When the corpses start piling up, (including a youth Paul was mentoring) it's up to Paul and his friend Charlie, the local cop, to solve the case after Paul becomes a suspect.
Adult Fiction Book JOHNSON
  Cover Art: White Sky Black Ice : a Nathan Active Mystery Jones, Stan, 1947-
White Sky Black Ice : a Nathan Active Mystery
Alaska trooper Nathan Active investigates a rash of suicides in an Eskimo village. The villagers blame a family curse, but Active, an Eskimo raised by whites, thinks a human hand is at work.
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  Cover Art: A Whisper to the Living Kaminsky, Stuart M.
A Whisper to the Living
Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Union, and his team search for a serial killer who has claimed at least 40 victims while protecting a visiting British journalist who is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring. Rostnikov's team is also searching for a Boxer known as the Giant, who has gone missing -- just when the Giant's wife's body, and that of his sparring partner, are found together dead in a hotel room.
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  Cover Art: The Interpreter Kim, Suki
The Interpreter
Suzy Park is a twenty-nine-year-old Korean-American interpreter for the New York City courts. Five years earlier, her parents were murdered in an apparent robbery at their store. But Suzy accidentally makes a chilling discovery that sends her on a quest for the truth - were her parents actually shot by political enemies? Why is she getting hang-up calls? Why has her estranged sister disappeared? She must learn to live with a devastating new perspective on her family's secret past - if she survives.
Adult Fiction Book KIM
  Cover Art: Paper Butterfly : [a Mei Wang Mystery] Liang, Diane Wei, 1966-
Paper Butterfly : [a Mei Wang Mystery]
Mei Wang, 31, lives and works as a private detective in China's capital city. After her resignation from the Ministry for Public Security Mei set herself up as a successful private investigator. When Mei receives a call from the chief executive at Guanghua Record Company, Mei must find a missing starlet while keeping up the record company's facade that nothing is amiss. The investigation takes Mei back to a troubled past that belongs not only to Kaili, but to the entire nation.
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  Cover Art: Bloodshot MacBride, Stuart
Aberdeen detective sergeant Logan McRae faces a trio of troublesome cases: an eight-year-old boy who has murdered an elderly pensioner; a porn star who has died a most ignominious (and invasive) death; and a series of rapes whose chief suspect, a popular soccer player, repeatedly eludes arrest. The one thing the three cases have in common is that nothing is what it seems. MacRae bounces back and forth among them, yanked between two cranky, childlike detective inspectors demanding overtime and loyalty. MacBride effortlessly interweaves the plot strands while conjuring up three-dimensional characters who slog through the relentless sleet of Aberdeen.
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  Cover Art: The Samurai's Daughter Massey, Sujata.
The Samurai's Daughter
A new crime-thriller full of suspense from Sujata Massey, the acclaimed author of The Bride's Kimono and The Floating Girl. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story of 100 years of Japanese decorative arts through her own family's experience. Her work is interrupted by the arrival of her boyfriend, lawyer Hugh Glendinning, who is involved in a class action lawsuit on behalf of aged Asian nationals forced to engage in slave labour for Japanese companies during World War II. These two projects suddenly intertwine when one of Hugh's clients is murdered and Rei begins to uncover unsavoury facts about her own family's actions during the war. Rei unravels the truth, finds the killer, and at the same time learns about family ties and loyalty and the universal desire to avoid blame.
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