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  Cover Art: Death Goes Dutch Bell, Albert A.
Death Goes Dutch
Sarah DeGraaf reunites adoptees with their biological parents -- a bittersweet occupation for this Korean-American adoptee. When a client's wealthy mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Sarah's commitment to the case takes her farther than regulations allow.
294 2005
Adult Fiction Book BELL
  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.
305 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fatal Remains Bland, Eleanor Taylor
Fatal Remains
When Marti MacAlister and her partner Matthew "Vik" Jessenovik respond to a report of skeletal remains found on a wooded piece of land, they soon find a ancient and convoluted case of murder and conspiracy. The skeleton turns out to be quite a mystery in itself. Unfortunately, the violence associated with the area is not confined to the distant past, and soon reports of mysterious accidents and suspicious deaths are coming in fast and furious. Some claim the area to be haunted,but Marti knows there must be a more traditional explanation, and must find out what it is.
272 2003
Adult Mystery Book BLAND
  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.
317 2003
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.
249 p. 2003
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Underkill Chang, Leonard
Underkill
Two years have passed since Korean American investigator Allen Choice examined his late partner's death in San Francisco, which eventually exposed secrets about the death of Allen's immigrant father twenty years earlier. Now Allen follows his girlfriend, photojournalist Linda down to Los Angeles to uncover the details of her brother's unexpected and suspicious death, hoping to repair their deteriorating relationship and aiding her as she once helped him.
305 2003
Adult Fiction Book CHANG
  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.
294 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  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.
245 2001
Adult Mystery Book COEL
  Cover Art: The Coroner's Lunch Cotterill, Colin
The Coroner's Lunch
Soon after the takeover of Laos by the Marxist-Leninist Pathet Lao in 1975, French-educated Dr. Siri Paiboun is appointed state coroner. He performs autopsies on two bodies in the woefully underappointed morgue, but soon his curiosity leads him to investigate on his own. Why are higher authorities whisking bodies away and stealing autopsy reports? He must find out before he becomes a victim.
257 2004
Adult Mystery Book COTTERI
  Cover Art: Stone Butterfly Doss, James D.
Stone Butterfly
Part-time tribal investigator (and full-time rancher) Charlie Moon's aunt Daisy is a shaman. Her latest vision is of a young girl with bloody hands. Sometimes she is a bit overwrought, but when a man is murdered, and a young girl with bloody hands is found standing over the body, Daisy may have been right. And when the girl disappears, Charlie's not the only one looking for her.....
294 p. 2006
Adult Fiction Book
  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.
341 p. 2004
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.
305 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Precious Cargo : a Novel of Suspense Ford, Clyde W.
Precious Cargo : a Novel of Suspense
Charlie Noble, former coast-guard-officer-turned-marine-PI is hot on the trail of a human trafficking scheme that begins in Mexico...and ends in murder. When a young woman is found dead in the harbor, Charlie enlists a friend, Raven, a Native American salvage diver. Together, the pair plunge beneath the waters of Puget Sound to seek out any clues about the identity of the dead woman and how she wound up there. But they find more bodies instead-all young, all female, all Hispanic. Soon Charlie is lead into a ring transporting human cargo, and finds himself in the seedy underworld of the Northwest's sex trade.
273 p. 2008
Adult Fiction Book
  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.
271 2005
Adult Mystery Book FOSSUM
  Cover Art: The Silence of the Rain Garcia-Roza, L. A.
The Silence of the Rain
In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, a corporate executive is found dead in his car from a bullet to the head. There are few clues, but it appears he was robbed first. Inspector Espinosa tries to unravel what happened. When the executive's secretary disappears a few days later, and more bodies turn up, the investigation goes into high gear.
261 2002
Adult Fiction Book GARCIA-RO
  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.
261 2005
Adult Mystery Book GLAUSER
  Cover Art: Valley of Bones Gruber, Michael
Valley of Bones
Cuban-American police detective Jimmy Paz investigates the case of a wealthy oilman who plunges to his death from a Miami hotel balcony. The suspect, Emmylou Dideroff believes she is visited by saints, and quotes scripture by heart. Her blurred view of this world and the spirit world soon have Paz and psychologist Lorna Wise to doubt their own sanity. Does Emmylou really believe herself to be an instrument of God, or is she acting in hopes of getting away with murder?
436 2005
Adult Fiction Book GRUBER
  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?
310 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Burnt Orange Sunrise Handler, David
The Burnt Orange Sunrise
Invited to a party to honor legendary film director Ada Geiger at the faux Castle her husband built for her in Dorset, Connecticut, film critic Mitch Berger accepts even though he hates this kind of thing. Fortunately for Mitch and the other attendees, his African-American police officer lover, Des Mitry joins them before they are snowed in. Mitch and Des must find who is picking off the guests one by one before they are victims themselves.
293 2004
Adult Mystery Book HANDLER
  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.
299 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
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