The Wrong Suspect


Author: Leigh Russell
Publisher: Lucy Hall Mystery
ISBN: 9781611099430
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In the eternal city of Rome, it’s easy to disappear. But finding someone is a different story… After a year in Paris working as an investigative reporter, Lucy Hall is ready for her next big scoop. While researching a spate of missing persons, she learns of the mysterious disappearance of a young man, Dominique. The case is cold in the city of lights, but there’s another lead: in Rome. When Lucy arrives, she realises that the eternal city is as dangerous as it is beautiful. She’s not the only one looking for Dominique: a criminal gang is hot on his trail, and Lucy’s investigation has put her squarely in their sights. With her life in peril, Lucy will have track down the missing man—before his pursuers catch up with her…

Journey to Death


Author: Leigh Russell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503951921
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise looks sun-soaked and picture-perfect--but as Lucy soon discovers, appearances can be very deceptive. A deadly secret lurks in the island's history, buried deep but not forgotten. And it is about to come to light. As black clouds begin to gather over what promised to be a relaxing family break, Lucy realises that her father stands in the eye of the coming storm. A shadow from his past is threatening to destroy all that he holds dear--including the lives of his loved ones. A dark truth is about to explode into their lives, and that truth is going to hit them right between the eyes.

Kiss Me, Kill Me

A Novel of Suspense
Author: Allison Brennan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525477
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM DIE Lucy Kincaid has firsthand experience dealing with deadly criminal predators, and she’s fully prepared to share her many talents with the FBI. But when her career plans are derailed, her boyfriend, security expert Sean Rogan, asks for help on his latest private investigation. Using her well-honed cyber-hunting skills, Lucy is soon on the trail of a missing teenage girl with a penchant for disappearing—and a shocking secret life. FBI Agent Suzanne Madeaux is also tracking someone: a serial killer on the loose in New York City. Dubbed by the press the Cinderella Strangler, he cruises seamy underground sex parties, where drug-fueled women make for easy pickings. As Lucy and Sean’s desperate search collides with the FBI’s hunt, Lucy isn’t about to step aside. Haunted by painful memories of her own harrowing encounters with evil, she’s determined to keep any more innocents from meeting the fate she so narrowly escaped. Delving deep into the twisted psyche of a remorseless killer, Lucy must confront her own fears—even if it means risking a future job with the FBI and future happiness with Sean. From the Paperback edition.

Little Face


Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569477175
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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“Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer's magic. Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying.”—Barbara D’Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts “Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb: Her characters are vivid, the novel’s challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Outstandingly chilling.”—The Spectator “Superb . . . good, old-fashioned spine-tingling stuff, but also a fine modern thriller.”—The Times (London) “A terrifying mystery of manipulation, counter-manipulation and, finally, astounding revelation. It’s a haunting story told with bewitching skill.”—The Scotsman “Impressive.”—The Mail on Sunday The first time she goes out after their daughter is born, Alice leaves the two-week-old infant at home with her husband, David. When she returns two hours later, she insists that the baby in the crib is not her child. Despite her apparent distress, David is adamant that she is wrong. The police are called to the scene. Detective Constable Simon Waterhouse is sympathetic, but he doubts Alice’s story. His superior, Sergeant Charlie Zailer, thinks Alice must be suffering from some sort of delusion brought on by postpartum depression. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it’s too late? Sophie Hannah is an award-winning and best-selling poet in the United Kingdom. She has also previously published fiction. This is her first psychological crime novel. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children. From the Hardcover edition.

French Pastry Murder


Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1496700007
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Lucy Stone is saying "Au revoir!" to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and "Bonjour!" to Paris to take in the sights, learn how to bake authentic French pastries, and experience some joie de vivre. But her dreams of la vie en rose are put on hold when the City of Lights turns deadly… Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but when renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau is discovered on death’s doorstep and Lucy and her friends are detained for questioning, she’s worried she’ll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the Bastille. Now, if she’s going to enjoy her vacation, she’ll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name…

Death Comes To Kurland Hall


Author: Catherine Lloyd
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 0758287380
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home… Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs on her father, the village rector. Wary of the cloying Mrs. Chingford from the start, Lucy has doubts about the busybody’s intentions with her father. But everyone else seems to think they make an ideal match—until the courtship is curtailed when Mrs. Chingford is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. It’s clear that it wasn’t an accident, and in hopes of finding the culprit, Lucy and Robert call a truce and begin scrutinizing the wedding guests. But the widow left behind plenty of enemies, and when one of them is the next to turn up dead, Lucy and Robert discover that the truth is far more scandalous than anyone could have imagined…

Death Comes to London


Author: Catherine Lloyd
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758287364
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary—until murder makes a debut. . . With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St. Mary, Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave home for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy's special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism. Amidst the dizzying whirl of balls and formal dinners, the focus shifts from mixing and matchmaking to murder when the dowager Countess of Broughton, the mother of an old army friend of Robert, drops dead. When it's revealed she's been poisoned, Robert's former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is accused, and she in turn points a finger at Anna. To protect her sister, Lucy enlists Robert's aid in drawing out the true culprit. But with suspects ranging from resentful rivals and embittered family members to the toast of the ton, it will take all their sleuthing skills to unmask the poisoner before more trouble is stirred up. . . Praise for Death Comes to the Village "[A] delightful debut. . .Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development." —Booklist

Candy Corn Murder


Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 0758277091
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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“Reading a new Leslie Meier mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” —Kate Carlisle Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town’s annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned . . . Lucy’s getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and his friend Evan have been working seemingly nonstop on their potentially prize-winning pumpkin catapult. But when the day of the big contest arrives, Evan is nowhere to be found…until a catapulted pumpkin busts open the trunk of the Dodge, revealing a deceased Evan . . . Bill is on the hook for the Halloween homicide, so Lucy knows she’s got some serious sleuthing to do. With each new lead pointing her in a different direction, Lucy sees that time is quickly running out. If she wants to spook the real killer, she’ll have to step into an old ghost story . . . “Series fans should be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

English Tea Murder


Author: Leslie Meier
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 075827758X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Between a busy family and her duties as a reporter for the Tinker's Cove Pennysaver, Lucy Stone could use a break. So when a friend tells her about a trip to England sponsored by Winchester College, she jumps at the chance for a girls getaway. But when tour leader Professor George Temple dies mid-flight after an asthma attack, Lucy's glad she packed her sleuthing skills. . . In London, Professor Quentin Rea, a ladies' man and former flirt of Lucy's, arrives to take over the tour—and she finds that while his hairline has receded, his amorous intentions have not. Lucy also begins to notice peculiar behavior among other members of the group. And when she discovers all of them have pasts connected to the late Professor Temple, she suspects his death was an elaborate act of revenge. Then another tour member dies, and Lucy is suddenly ensnared in a daring scheme that could lead her to a mastermind of murder—or make her the next victim. . . "Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth." –Chicago Sun Times "Leslie Meier has created a town I'd like to live in and sleuth I'd love to meet." –Jill Churchill "Fans of Murder, She Wrote may want to try this latest in a series that is well written and enjoyable." –The Evansville Courier and Press

Maggie by the Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781575668826
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Coerced by Alexandre Drake--one of her fictional characters who has become all too real--to attend a writer's conference, author Maggie Kelly is faced with murderous fanatics, backstabbing colleagues, and NYPD Lieutenant Steve Wendell. Reprint.

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate


Author: Susanna Calkins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250007909
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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When her daily routine of servitude is shattered by the murder of a fellow servant, seventeenth-century chambermaid Lucy Campion battles legal obstacles, plague-infected crowds, and a brutal killer to prove her wrongly accused brother's innocence.

The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock


Author: Lucy Worsley
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987190
Category: History
Page: 336
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The history of the evolution of the traditional English murder, from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age. Murder—a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it’s been a part of us ever since. The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime—and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.

Death Comes to the Village


Author: Catherine Lloyd
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758287348
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A wounded soldier and a rector's daughter discover strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Kurland St. Mary in Catherine Lloyd's charming Regency-set mystery debut. Major Robert Kurland has returned to the quiet vistas of his village home to recuperate from the horrors of Waterloo. However injured his body may be, his mind is as active as ever. Too active, perhaps. When he glimpses a shadowy figure from his bedroom window struggling with a heavy load, the tranquil façade of the village begins to loom sinister. . . Unable to forget the incident, Robert confides in his childhood friend, Miss Lucy Harrington. As the dutiful daughter of the widowed rector, following up on the major's suspicions offers a welcome diversion--but soon presents real danger. Someone is intent on stopping their investigation. And in a place where no one locks their doors, a series of thefts and the disappearance of two young serving girls demands explanation. . . As Robert grapples with his difficult recovery, he and Lucy try to unearth the dark truth lurking within the village shadows, and stop a killer waiting to strike again. . .

Evil Eclairs

A Donut Shop Mystery
Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429980494
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Donut shop owner Suzanne Hart admits her sweet treats don't exactly qualify as health food. But does she really deserve to be labeled a "killer" by local radio jockey Lester Moorefield? The annoying host is urging citizens to boycott Suzanne's "deadly dough" factory—until he's found dead himself, stuffed with one of Suzanne's éclairs... Everyone in April Springs knows about the feud between Lester and Suzanne, which makes her the number-one suspect. She tries to use the donut defense—donuts don't kill people, people kill people—but that cream-filled éclair at the scene of the crime has the whole town filled with suspicion. If Suzanne can't figure out who killed the radio star, she'll soon be filling a prison cell instead of a pastry...

The Adulterer's Wife


Author: Leigh Russell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912604210
Category: Adultery
Page: 246
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A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, for fans of domestic noir. Written by the best-selling autor of The Geraldine Steel Series.

Sinister Sprinkles

A Donut Shop Mystery
Author: Jessica Beck
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429926805
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Just in time for the Winter Festival, a glistening layer of snow has covered the streets of April Springs, North Carolina. Of course, it reminds donut shop owner Suzanne Hart of sweet delicious frosting. But her visions of sugar plums plummet when her ex's ex-girlfriend gets iced ... "If you like donuts—and who doesn't?—you'll love this mystery series."—Leslie Meier Suzanne could never understand why her ex-husband and actor Max cheated on her with Darlene Higgins. Why Darlene's body was found wearing another woman's clothes is an even bigger mystery. Now Max is suspected of murder—and Suzanne is sifting through her mixed-up love life looking for clues. If she can't sprinkle evidence on her half-baked theories of whodunit, Max is as good as fried....

The Ghost of Fossil Glen


Author: Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429930536
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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The Ghost of Fossil Glen gripping ghost story and murder mystery by a popular and highly regarded author. Allie Nichols knows she's being pursued by a ghost. But her friend Karen calls her a liar and doesn't want to hear "stuff like that." It is Allie's old pal Dub who listens eagerly as Allie tells him about a voice that guides her safely down a steep cliff side, the face in her mind's eye of a girl who begs "Help me," and a terrible nightmare in which that girl falls to her death. Who is the girl? Is she the ghost? And what does the ghost want from Allie? As Allie discovers that her role is to avenge a murder, she also learns something about friendship, false and true, in the latest chilling tale from best selling author Cynthia DeFelice.

Hollywood Homicide


Author: Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738753009
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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The Surprise Hit of the Season! Winner of the Lefty Award and nominated for the Agatha and Barry Awards Actress Dayna Anderson’s Deadly New Role: Homicide Detective Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semifamous, mega-broke actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. So after witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she pursues the fifteen grand reward. But Dayna soon finds herself doing a full-on investigation, wanting more than just money—she wants justice for the victim. She chases down leads at paparazzi hot spots, celeb homes, and movie premieres, loving every second of it—until someone tries to kill her. And there are no second takes in real life. Praise: "[A] winning first novel and series launch ... Garrett writes with humor and insight about the Hollywood scene. Readers will look forward to Day's further adventures."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A smart, sassy debut, introducing an appealing protagonist with amusing friends." —Library Journal (starred review) and Debut of the Month "Veteran TV writer Garrett uses her Cold Case experience to inform her debut, which sets up more than one charming character and isn't afraid to go cynical on all things LA."—Kirkus Reviews "Funny, lively characters populate this new Detective by Day series ... this will be an entertaining entry into the amateur sleuth genre."—RT Book Reviews “Fun, smart, endearingly flawed, and impressively determined, Dayna Anderson is a heroine readers will fall in love with ... I relished every unexpected twist and turn of this highly entertaining mystery!”—Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author “Hollywood Homicide is a non-stop, fun read with humor sharp as a stiletto heel.”—Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author of The Cajun Country Mysteries “Toss in a hit-and-run, a steep reward, and more one-liners than a Marx Brothers marathon and you’ve got Hollywood Homicide.”—Catriona McPherson, Agatha Award-winning author of The Reek of Red Herrings “There’s a spunky new sleuth in town: Dayna Anderson takes readers on a madcap ride through the underbelly of La La Land, laced with high fashion, Twitter feeds, celebrities—and murder!”—Lucy Burdette, author of the bestselling Key West Food Critic Mysteries “Hollywood Homicide has a heart as big as Los Angeles, a plot as twisty as the 110 Freeway, and a heroine just as complex as the burger battle between In-N-Out and Fatburger ... Can’t wait for the next adventure with Garrett and Dayna Anderson!”—Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the critically acclaimed LAPD Detective Elouise Norton series “Buckle up for a fun, fast-paced joyride through the streets of Los Angeles. Hollywood Homicide is packed with action and suspense, but it’s Garrett’s fresh voice and sharp dialogue that really sets this book apart. A delight from start to finish!”—Marla Cooper, author of the Destination Wedding Mystery series “Funny, twisty, compelling. Hollywood Homicide is the whole package ... Who knew the seedy underbelly of show business could be this much fun?”—Max Wirestone, author of the Dahlia Moss Mysteries “Hollywood Homicide takes readers for an insanely paced, wisecracking spin through the glitzy streets and clubs of LA, driven by dead-brokeactress-turned-amateur-sleuth Dayna Anderson, in the premiere of Kellye Garrett’s dazzling Detective by Day series.”—Lisa Q. Mathews, author of The Ladies Smythe & Westin series “Garrett’s hilarious new mystery ... gets Hollywood so right it hurts. Great new series.”—Jerrilyn Farmer, author of the Madeline Bean Mysteries “A terrific debut. Fresh, fun, filled with twists and turns, and kept me glued to the page. I’m eagerly awaiting the next Detective by Day mystery!”—Gigi Pandian, USA Today bestselling author “Garrett has written a novel with great voice, characters, hilarious moments, and a lot of Hollywood, which is a perfect start to a series.”—BookRiot "The novel is quick paced, utterly beguiling, and enjoyable...Garrett takes the reader through an easy-reading romp...like listening to an entertaining and exasperating friend, you affectionately and happily read to the Hollywood Homicide ending."—Désirée Zamorano for the LA Review of Books

Something New

Tales from a Makeshift Bride
Author: Lucy Knisley
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1626722498
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 304
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In 2010, Lucy and her long-term boyfriend John broke up. Three long, lonely years later, John returned to New York, walked into Lucy's apartment, and proposed. This is not that story. It is the story of what came after: The Wedding. DIY maven Lucy Knisley was fascinated by American wedding culture . . . but also sort of horrified by it. So she set out to plan and execute the adorable DIY wedding to end all adorable DIY weddings. And she succeeded. This graphic novel--clocking in at almost 300 pages of humor, despair, and eternal love--is the story of how Lucy built a barn, invented a whole new kind of photo booth, and managed to turn an outdoor wedding on a rainy day into a joyous (though muddy) triumph.

Deadly Alibi


Author: Leigh Russell
Publisher: Oldacastle Books
ISBN: 1843448513
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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"A hand gripped her upper arm so suddenly it made her yelp. Biting her lower lip, she spun round, lashing out in terror. As she yanked her arm out of his grasp, her elbow hit the side of his chest. Struggling to cling on to her, he lost his footing. She staggered back and reached out, leaning one hand on the cold wall of the tunnel. Before she had recovered her balance he fell, arms flailing, eyes glaring wildly as he disappeared over the edge of the platform onto the rails below." Geraldine Steel is plunged into a double murder investigation which threatens not only her career, but her life. When her previously unknown twin Helena turns up, her problems threaten to make Geraldine's life turn toxic in more ways than one.