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Aurora Teagarden, small town librarian and true crime buff, is looking forward to the monthly meeting of the Real Murders Society, a group of fellow crime enthusiasts who share a unique interest in historical murders. The Society meetings are the highlight of Roe’s social life in sleepy Lawrenceville, Georgia, and she’s ready for a quiet night of discussion, coffee, and cookies. But after she finds the body of a Society member in a staged crime scene eerily similar to the one the group was supposed to discuss that very night, Roe finds herself at the center of a murderous story of her own. As the killer strikes again, it’s obvious that members of the Real Murders Society have become targets of a knowledgeable copycat. With the help of handsome police detective Arthur Smith and the town’s dashing new resident, mystery novelist Robin Crusoe, it’s up to Roe to discover if the murderer is one of the group’s own and to piece the perplexing puzzle together before another body appears.
The Potter's Field (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #17) by Peter Ellis
Call Number: Fiction P481p (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 1990-12-01
Brother Cadfael becomes involved in a mystery when the corpse of a young woman is plowed up in a potter's field in 1143.
I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard
I. O. U. (Jenny Cain #7) by Pickard, Nancy
Call Number: FIC PICKA NAN C7 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2007-10-19
After lying for years in a coma in a psychiatric hospital, Jenny's mother dies. At her funeral someone whispers a mysterious message in Jenny's ear. Jenny tries to discover the events in her family's past that led to her mother's mental collapse, but she is stonewalled by an old boy network.
Make No Bones by Aaron Elkins
The Christie Caper by Carolyn G. Hart
An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody #6) by Elizabeth Peters
Call Number: Fiction P480k (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 1991-09-01
It's true: the last camel is gone, leaving Amelia, Emerson and Ramses to bake under the desert sun in the winter of 1897. Armed with a mysterious note and map, they have been commissioned to locate a lost English aristocrat and his wife, who disappeared over a decade ago.
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
Southern Ghost by Carolyn G. Hart
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb
Defend and Betray by Anne Perry
The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody #7) by Elizabeth Peters; Barbara Mertz
Call Number: Fiction P480sn (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 1992-10-12
The delightful seventh adventure for popular heroine Amelia Peabody. The 19th-century Egyptologist and her dashing husband, Emerson, return to Amarna, where they first fell in love. When Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia must rescue her husband, find the culprit, and save her marriage.
Dead Man's Island by Carolyn Hart
Old Scores by Aaron Elkins
O Little Town of Maggody by Joan Hess
Fair Game by Rochelle Majer Krich
Southern Discomfort by Margaret Maron
To Live and Die in Dixie by Kathy Hogan Trocheck
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb
Scandal in Fair Haven by Carolyn G. Hart
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Angel of Death by Rochelle Majer Krich
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumb
Miracles in Maggody by Joan Hess
The Wandering Arm by Sharan Newman
Twilight by Nancy Pickard
Escapade by Walter Satterthwait
Up Jumps the Devil by Margaret Maron
Kansas Troubles by Earlene Fowler
Strong as Death by Sharan Newman
The Devil in Music by Kate Ross
Hocus by Jan Burke
Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
Goose in a Pond by Earlene Fowler
Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
Seeing a Large Cat (Amelia Peabody #9) by Elizabeth Peters
Call Number: Fiction P480s (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
No villain is safe in 1903 Egypt as feisty archaeologist Amelia Peabody embarks on her ninth adventure. According to an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dreaming of a large cat means good luck. And that's just what Amelia Peabody could use, as her growing family matures in the new century. What's more, Amelia's dashing husband Emerson has received a mysterious warning not to enter the Valley of the Kings. To Emerson's annoyance, Amelia's meddling distracts her attention as she exposes a fraudulent spiritualist, saves a marriage, and plays matchmaker. But diabolical forces are at work when an unknown tomb reveals a shocking murder -- and the Peabody family dodges bullets from an assassin determined to put an end to their discoveries.
Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman
Liar by Jan Burke
Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler
Blind Bloodhound Justice by Virginia Lanier
Home Fires by Margaret Maron
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
He Shall Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody #12) by Elizabeth Peters
Call Number: Fiction P480gx
Publication Date: 2000-05-03
Trouble is brewing in Egypt at the close of 1914 and no one will escape the coming tempest. With the world at war, Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson have returned to Cairo for another season of archaeological excavation - despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. A terrible conflict looms. A long-simmering love affair is resolved. A dastadly plot unfolds. There is no escaping the furious storm that now threatens the Emersons and their world - so Amelia plunges right into it.
Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Bon Temps, Louisiana. She's quiet, doesn't get out much, and tends to mind her own business; except when it comes to her "disability." Sookie can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill Compton. He's tall, dark, handsome; and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life... But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire with a bad reputation. And when a string of murders hits Bon Temps; along with a gang of truly nasty bloodsuckers looking for Bill; Sookie starts to wonder if having a vampire for a boyfriend is such a bright idea.
You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen
Blues in the night by Rochelle Majer Krich
The Body in the Bonfire by Katherine Hall Page
The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
The Golden One (Amelia Peabody #14) by Elizabeth Peters
Call Number: Fiction P480g (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2002-04-02
A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site. Yet this is nothing compared with the lethal fate that threatens Ramses. Besieged by the British and defended by formidable Turkish and German forces, the fortified seaport of Gaza guards the gateway to the Holy Land. Answering a call he cannot refuse from British military intelligence, Ramses must journey to this ancient, fabled city to undertake a mission as personal as it is perilous. Death will surely be his lot if he is caught or exposed. Meanwhile, Ramses's wife, Nefret, guards a secret of her own....
Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
Call Number: Fiction W776L v.2 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Jacqueline Winspear’s marvelous debut, Maisie Dobbs, won her fans from around the world and raised her intuitive, intelligent, and resourceful heroine to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Birds of a Feather, its follow-up, finds psychologist and private investigator Maisie Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London “between the wars.” It is the spring of 1930, and Maisie has been hired to find a runaway heiress. But what seems a simple case at the outset soon becomes increasingly complicated when three of the heiress’s old friends are found dead. Is there a connection between the woman’s mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would want to kill three seemingly respectable young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers lie in the unforgettable agony of the Great War.
High Country Fall [Kindle] (Deborah Knott mystery #10) by Margaret Maron
Call Number: Kindle-0750 (Request at Circulation Desk)
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Deboray is finally ready to marry her long-time friend Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant and settle down--or is she? She jumps at a chance to fill in for a judge far away in the state's high country. But human ugliness haunts the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. The community of Cedar Gap is rocked by a murder just as Deborah pulls into town. Within days, she becomes involved in helping an innocent man prove himself, even if it means putting her own life at risk.
The Body in the Snowdrift by Katherine Hall Page
Owls Well That Ends Well by Donna Andrews
Rituals of the Season by Margaret Maron
The Belen Hitch by Pari Noskin Taichert
Trouble in Spades by Heather Webber
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs #3) by Jacqueline Winspear
Call Number: Fiction W776L v.3 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2005-08-10
A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war—one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
The Virgin of Small Plains by Pickard, Nancy
Call Number: FIC PICKA NAN V (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2007-05-29
Seventeen years after the discovery of a female murder victim near Small Plains, Kansas, the girl's grave has become the source of strange miracles and legends, until the return of prodigal son Mitch Newquist threatens to bring old secrets to light.
The Saddle maker's Wife by Earlene Fowler
Why Casey Had to Die by L. C. Hayden
All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
The Saddlemaker's Wife (Ruby McGavin mystery #1) by Earlene Fowler
Call Number: Fictino F786s v.1 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2006-05-02
Ruby McGavin has inherited part of a cattle ranch from her late husband, only to discover that his family is very much alive, in contrast to what he told her. Even as she is drawn to handsome saddlemaker Lucas McGavin, she learns more about her late husband's family-and wonders if she ever really knew him.
All Mortal Flesh (Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne mystery #5) by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Call Number: Fiction S746f v.5 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2006-10-03
Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne's first encounter with Clare Fergusson was in the hospital emergency room on a freezing December night. A newborn infant had been abandoned on the town's Episcopal church steps. If Russ had known that the church had a new priest, he certainly would never have guessed that it would be a woman. Not a woman like Clare. That night in the hospital was the beginning of an attraction so fierce, so forbidden, that the only thing that could keep them safe from compromising their every belief was distance---but in a small town like Millers Kill, distance is hard to find.
Messenger of Truth (Maisie Dobbs #4) by Jacqueline Winspear
Call Number: Fiction W776L v.4 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a infamous figure in her own right, isn't convinced. When the authorities refuse to consider her theory that Nick was murdered, Georgina seeks out a fellow graduate from Girton College, Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator, for help. Nick was a veteran of World War I, and before long the case leads Maisie to the desolate beaches of Dungeness in Kent, and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world. In Messenger of Truth, Maisie once again uncovers the perilous legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself. But to solve the mystery of Nick's death, Maisie will have to keep her head as the forces behind the artist's fall come out of the shadows to silence her.
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna Andrews
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Hard Row by Margaret Maron
Murder with Reservations by Elaine Viets
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow mystery #8) by Donna Andrews
Call Number: Fiction A564m v.8 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
Okay, maybe there are people in Antarctica with penguins in their basements, but in Virginia? Only Meg's dad could manage that one. A body down there---well, that's somewhat more likely. It turns out that explaining the penguins' presence is easy---Meg's dad volunteered to take care of the birds until the future of the bankrupt local zoo could be determined. But identifying the body in the basement proves a harder task---could it be, as Meg fears, that of the vanished zoo owner? In the small southern town of Caerphilly, rumors fly quickly, and all the other well-meaning citizens who have agreed to take in zoo animals are now worried that they might be stuck with their guests indefinitely. So when Meg's dad generously offers to help out anyone who can no longer care for their four-legged charges, a parade of wild creatures begins to make Meg and Michael's newly renovated house look more like Noah's ark. Meg and Michael have been planning to elope in order to avoid the elaborate wedding their mothers have begun to organize---a plan that's threatened by both the murder investigation and the carnival of animals. The only way to set things right, Meg decides, is to identify both their uninvited visitor and the killer who put him in their basement.
Her Royal Spyness (Royal spyness #1) by Rhys Bowen
Call Number: Fiction B786r v.1 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2007-07-03
London, 1932. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the English throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed. London is a place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH—oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name...
Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . . When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along? Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.
Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen
Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry
I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow mystery #10) by Donna Andrews
Call Number: Fiction A564m v.10 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Meg and Michael's house is serving as the marshaling point for the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade. The theme is "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college drama department, etc. There are also assorted Christmas-themed floats, a live nativity scene on a flatbed truck, the Three Wise Men on Caerphilly zoo camels, and Santa Claus in a bright red horse-drawn sleigh (eight reindeer were beyond the zoo's scope). Meg has been volunteered to organize the parade, which is to proceed from her house to the local campus, where Santa will take up residence to hear the Christmas wishes of the town's children. Of course, getting all the camels, pipers, leapers, and drummers in order is proving every bit as difficult as Meg feared it would be. Then her nephew Eric, wide-eyed and ashen-faced, whispers, "Meg, something's wrong with Santa." The local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role, has been murdered. Now Meg and Chief Burke, who is playing one of the wise men, are faced with the two-fold mission of solving the murder and saving Christmas!
A Royal Pain (Royal spyness mystery #2) by Rhys Bowen
Call Number: Fiction B786r v.2 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
London, 1932. Poor Lady Georgiana--thirty-fourth in line to the throne--has nothing to serve her Bavarian princess houseguest, even though the Queen of England has requested that she entertain her. Then there's the matter of the body in the bookshop and the princess's unwitting involvement with the Communist party. It's enough to drive a girl mad...
Buckingham Palace Gardens (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt #25) by Anne Perry
Call Number: Fiction P462p v.25 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to Buckingham Palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa. But the prince’s gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute turns up in a linen closet among the queen’s monogrammed sheets. With great haste, Thomas Pitt, the brilliant mainstay of Special Services, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The Pitts’ cockney maid, Gracie, is also recruited to pose as a palace servant and listen in on the guests’ conversations. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman, Pitt’s career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.
A Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Gamache #5) by Louise Penny
Call Number: Fiction P416g v.5 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2009-09-22
Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies -- exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness.
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews
Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen
Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Swan for the Money (Meg Langslow mystery #11) by Donna Andrews
Call Number: Fiction A564m v.11 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2009-07-21
Meg Langlsow volunteers to help her parents when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents' competitors, Meg is worried--someone is attempting to kill the wealthy woman on whose estate the competition is being held. Could it be one of the eccentric rose growers after the coveted Black Swan trophy? Or one of the animal welfare activists--which includes Meg's zoologist grandfather--resorting to murder against the intended victim's treatment of farm animals?
Tricia Miles, owner of Haven't a Clue mystery bookstore, is still settling into Stoneham, New Hampshire, the kind of town where everybody knows your name--and where everyone's quick to lend a hand, even when murder is afoot... The kinder folks of Stoneham might call Pammy Fredericks a free spirit. The less kind, a freeloading thief. Tricia has put up--and put up with--her uninvited college roommate for weeks. In return, Pammy, has stolen $100, among other things. But the day she's kicked out, Pammy's found dead in a dumpster, leaving loads of questions unanswered. Like what was she foraging for? Did her killer want it too? To piece the case together, Tricia will have to dive in head-first....
Royal Flush (Royal spyness #3) by Rhys Bowen
Call Number: Fiction B786r v.3 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
To avoid scandal, Lady Georgiana is shipped home to Castle Rannoch where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorceé houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She's also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission--namely keeping an eye on the shooting party at Balmoral and preventing someone from shooting the Prince. And Georgie must manage all this without strangling her odious sister-in-law Fig or spineless brother Binky.
When savvy TV reporter Charlotte McNally enters the glamorous world of high fashion, she soon discovers that when the purses are fake--the danger is real. And no one can be trusted!Now Charlotte can't tell the real from the fake as she goes undercover to bring the couture counterfeiters to justice--and in her struggle to answer an all-important, life-changing question from a certain handsome professor.... The one thing Charlotte knows for sure is that the wrong choice could be the last decision she ever makes!
Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Gamache #6) by Louise Penny
Call Number: Fiction P416g v.6 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-09-28
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know." As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
Stork Raving Mad (Meg Langslow mystery #12) by Donna Andrews
Call Number: Fiction A564m v.12 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2010-07-06
Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn't mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production. Senor Mendoza turns out to be a drinker, a smoker, and an inveterate partygoer. Before long, Meg's kitchen is filled with the smells of Spanish food and the voices of all the wilder souls in both the drama and Spanish departments. Into this chaos arrive two prune-faced administrators, the dean of the English department and a man from the college president's office, who say that the play must be canceled. When the dean is found murdered, Meg's house becomes a crime scene, and the only way to restore peace is to help Chief Burke solve the murders---while rescuing the student's dissertation and Michael's tenure---all before dashing off to the hospital to give birth to her twins!
Drive Time (Charlotte McNally #4) by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Call Number: Fiction P988c v.4 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally is an expert at keeping things confidential, but suddenly everyone has a secret--and it turns out it is possible to know too much. Her latest scoop--an expose of a counterfeit car scam, complete with stakeouts, high-speed chases and hidden-camera footage--is ratings gold. But soon that leads her to a brand-new and diabolical scheme. Charlie's personal and professional lives are on a collision course, too. Her fiance is privy to information about threats at an elite private school that have turned deadly. Charlie had never counted on happy endings. But now, just as she's finally starting to believe in second changes, she realizes revenge, extortion and murder may leave her alone again-or even dead...
Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron
Three-Day Town (Deborah Knott mystery #17) by Margaret Maron
Call Number: Fictino M354k v.17 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2011-11-21
After a year of marriage, Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. January might not be the perfect time to take a bite of the Big Apple, but Dwight's sister-in-law has arranged for them to stay in her Upper West Side apartment for a week. Deborah had been asked to deliver a package to Lieutenant Sigrid Harald of the NYPD from Sigrid's Colleton County grandmother. But when the homicide detective comes to pick it up, the package is missing and the building's super is found murdered. Now despite their desire to enjoy a blissful winter getaway, Deborah and Dwight must team up with Lt. Harald to catch the killer before he strikes again.
The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
The Diva Haunts the House by Krista Davis
Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
The Real Macaw (Meg Langslow mystery #13) by Donna Andrews
Call Number: Fiction A564m v.13 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2011-07-19
During a 2am feeding for her four-month-old twins, Meg Langslow hears an odd noise and goes downstairs to find her living room filled with dozens of animals—cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw. She soon learns that financial woes have caused the local animal shelter to repeal its no-kill policy. Her kindhearted father, her zoologist grandfather, and other like-minded citizens have stolen all the shelter's animals, both as a gesture of protest and to protect them until the hated policy can be repealed. But the volunteer who was to transport the animals to new homes has been murdered. Was it the victim's tangled love life that drove someone to murder? Or the dark secrets behind local politics? And will Meg ever succeed in finding homes for all the animals that have landed in her life?
A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Gamache #7) by Louise Penny
Call Number: Fiction P416g v.7 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
"Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Gamache #8) by Louise Penny
Call Number: Fiction P416g v.8
Publication Date: 2012-08-28
No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as "the beautiful mystery." But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.
The Beautiful Mystery [CD] (Chief Inspector Gamache #8) by Louise Penny; Ralph Cosham (Read by)
Call Number: CD Fiction PE (Adult CD Audiobooks)
Publication Date: 2012-08-28
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G. M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Buzzard Table (Deborah Knott mystery #18) by Margaret Maron
Call Number: Fiction M354k v.18 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-11-20
Judge Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, are back home in Colleton County amid family and old friends. But the winter winds have blown in several new faces as well. Lt. Sigrid Harald and her mother, Anne, a well-known photographer, are down from New York to visit Mrs. Lattimore, Anne's dying mother. When the group gathers for dinner at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home, they meet the enigmatic Martin Crawford, an ornithologist researching a book on Southern vultures. He's also Mrs. Lattimore's long-lost nephew. With her health in decline, Mrs. Lattimore wants to make amends with her family-a desire Deborah can understand, as she, too, works to strengthen her relationship with her young stepson, Cal. Anne is charmed by her mysterious cousin, but she cannot shake the feeling that there is something familiar about Martin . . . something he doesn't want her or anyone else to discover. When a string of suspicious murders sets Colleton County on edge, Deborah, Dwight, and Sigrid once again work together to catch a killer, uncovering long-buried family secrets along the way.
The Other Woman (Jane Ryland #1) by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Call Number: Ficton R988j v.1 (Adult Fiction)
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting the young women of Boston. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal. Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.