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Nacho Average Murder (USED)

Nacho Average Murder (USED)

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Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans 'N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California--where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait . . .

While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie's anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother's untimely death. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local flavors--avocados, citrus, fish, and spicy Cali-Mex dishes. But then she gets wind of rumors that her mother, an environmental activist, may not have died of natural causes. With the help of friends, Robbie starts clearing the smoke surrounding the mystery--but what she finds could make it hard to get back to Indiana alive . . .

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Naked Heat (USED)

Naked Heat (USED)

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In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling HEAT WAVE, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City's top homicide squads. In what's sure to be another smash sensation by blockbuster author Richard Castle, readers will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

For the hardcover publication of our second tie-in with the ABC television show, CASTLE, the show integrated the new book in the same way they did for HEAT WAVE, with mentions of the book beginning in episodes that aired in Spring 2010 and continuing into the new season beginning in Fall 2010.

Next Week Will Be Better (USED)

Next Week Will Be Better (USED)

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Cat Wilde couldn't refuse to help a friend who needed someone to run her table at the local flea market. Luckily she had the space next to Old Sam, a flea market diehard. So when he's murdered, she starts digging into the discordant world of the flea market hierarchy and discovers it's not who you are -- it's what you sell. And there are those who seek buried treasure in piles of junk -- people who will do anything for a bargain. Even kill.

Nine Lives to Murder (USED)

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No Escape Claws (USED)

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Sarah Grayson and her feline ally, Elvis, get a chance to see if their sleuthing skills are up to scratch in the sixth installment of the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Cat Mysteries.

It's fall in North Harbor, Maine, where Sarah owns a charming secondhand shop and sells lovingly refurbished items of all kinds. The shop is always bustling--and not just because a quirky team of senior-citizen detectives works out of it and manages to get in even more trouble than Sarah's rough-and-tumble rescue cat, Elvis.

A cold case heats up when young Mallory Pearson appears at the shop. Mallory's father is in prison for negligence after her stepmother's mysterious death, but Mallory believes he is innocent and asks the in-house detectives to take on the case. With Sarah and Elvis lending a paw, the detectives decide to try to give Mallory's father a second chance of his own.

No Mardi Gras for the Dead (USED)

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Nobody Dies in a Casino (USED)

Nobody Dies in a Casino (USED)

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Where does a Los Angeles literary agent go for some rest and relaxation? Feeling lucky, Charlie Greene gambles on Las Vegas, never anticipating the stakes will be murder. Make that seven murders. In seven days. It begins with the hit-and-run death of a pilot on the Vegas strip. Then the cop she tells her story to has a fatal accident. Two down and Charlie's ready to fold. Toss in a new hot client with an avid interest in the government's top-secret Area 51, a casino robbery and $200,000 in missing cash -- and it all adds up to more trouble than she can handle.She just hopes her bad luck holds out long enough to get back home alive.
Nordic Nights (USED)

Nordic Nights (USED)

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Alix Thorssen runs an art gallery in Jackson's Hole, Wyoming. For the upcoming Nordic Nights festival, Alix managed to get famous Norwegian artist Glasius Dokken to attend. But the visit is cut short when Dokken is murdered -- and Alix's stepfather is found standing over the body.
Nursery Crimes: A Mommy-Track Mystery (USED)

Nursery Crimes: A Mommy-Track Mystery (USED)

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"Ayelet Waldman has given birth to a fresh new franchise with her Mommy-Track mysteries. Juliet Applebaum is smart, fearless, and completely candid about life as a full-time mom with a penchant for part-time detective work."--Sue Grafton

A public defender turned stay-at-home mom, Juliet Applebaum is bored with playdates and trips to the park--so near the end of her second pregnancy, she gets off the mommy track to track down a murderer. . . . Juliet isn't too surprised when her feisty, tantrum-throwing two-year old daughter doesn't get into Hollywood's premier preschool--but she's shocked and suspicious when the school's principal is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Against the advice of her screenwriter husband, and with her rambunctious toddler in tow, Juliet heads to the local playground to dig up some dirt on a disgruntled studio executive whose daughter wasn't offered a place in the school. But she has some surprising new suspects to consider when her investigation takes her into a seedy on-line newsgroup--and the most dangerous parts of the human heart.

"[Juliet is] a lot like Elizabeth Peters's warm and humorous Amelia Peabody--a brassy, funny, quick-witted protagonist."--Houston Chronicle

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One Foot In the Grove

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First in a delicious new mystery series about Eva Knox and her family's Georgia olive plantation.

In the sweet Southern town of Abundance, Georgia, home of the Knox family's olive farm, gossip isn't the only thing that can kill you...

After leaving a man at the altar for the second time in her life, Eva Knox decides to head home to her family's plantation to regroup and soak in some Southern charm. But hiding from her woes is a slipperier proposition than Eva imagined. For one thing, most people in town still haven't forgiven her for leaving local boy Buck Tanner at the altar and hightailing it up north eighteen years ago. For another, a death on her family's farm soon makes her the lead suspect in a murder case--and the sheriff investigating is none other than Eva's old flame Buck.

With the police putting the squeeze on her, it's up to Eva and her sisters, Pep and Daphne, to figure out who could have possibly left a dead body in their olive grove. And they'll have to catch the greasy killer quickly--because it looks like Eva has been picked as the murderer's next victim...

Out of Season (USED)

Out of Season (USED)

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Undersheriff Bill Gastner, just months away from retirement, is pulled into his biggest case yet. When Sheriff Martin Holman of the Posadas County Sheriff's Department is killed in a very peculiar plane-flying incident, Gastner is determined to find out what the late sheriff was up to. Following his sharp instincts, he uncovers a scheme of illegal doings and nasty buried secrets. Unfortunately, it could make his biggest case his last....
Pall in the Family (USED)

Pall in the Family (USED)

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The aptly named Crystal Haven is the destination for tourists seeking psychics, séances, and the promise of contacting the spirit world. In this small western Michigan town, everyone knows the Fortune family. Rose is gifted with tarot card readings. Her sister, Vi, is a self-proclaimed pet psychic. And Rose's daughter Clyde is...

A cop. A cop on leave from Ann Arbor, more specifically, who's come home to kooky Crystal Haven to reevaluate her life. Mom and Aunt Vi can't wait for Clyde to finally embrace her own psychic gifts and join the family business. Clyde would prefer the low-stress lifestyle of a dog walker and the low-key company of her nephew, Seth.

But when a local psychic is killed, leaving behind a traumatized Shih Tzu, it seems to be in the cards for Clyde to get involved. With her old flame Mac leading the investigation, that may prove awkward. Whether she uses her skills as a cop or her long-denied psychic abilities, it's up to Clyde to divine a killer's identity before someone else suffers more misfortune.

Path of the Wicked: A Hope Street Church Mystery (USED)

Path of the Wicked: A Hope Street Church Mystery (USED)

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Cooper Lee and the Sunrise Bible Study Group have has just volunteered for a local charity, Door-2-Door Dinners. Sure, some of the volunteers look more like Hell's Angels than Good Samaritans, but the ragtag church group has taught Cooper not to judge a book by its cover. Besides, this gives Cooper a chance to get out of the house--which she shares with her parents--and spend some quality time with her new love, Nathan. But things really start heating up for Cooper and Nathan when an elderly Door-2-Door recipient is murdered--and the prime suspects are...the volunteers!

Someone in the flock is a wolf in sheep's clothing. But the Lord works in miraculous ways--and so do the sleuths of the Sunrise Bible Study Group...

Piper on the Mountain; An Inspector George Felse Mystery (USED)

Piper on the Mountain; An Inspector George Felse Mystery (USED)

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When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during a vacation in Czechoslovakia, accidental death is the verdict. Then his step-daughter Tossa receives a note suggesting Terrell was murdered--turning Tossa's long-planned European holiday with college friends into a hunt for the killer.
Popped (USED)

Popped (USED)

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Popped is a spirited and ingeniously plotted new caper in the Regan Reilly mysteries from the New York Times bestselling author.
Prepped to Kill (USED)

Prepped to Kill (USED)

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What happens when you send phony news to your boarding school's alumni magazine? Ricky Steele, a fifty-eight year old odd jobber, finds out when she returns to campus pretending to be a private investigator. Before long, the niece of Massachusetts' governor goes missing and a murderer strikes again. Ricky enlists the aid of her former roommates and together, they wreak havoc on Whitley School's Reunion Weekend, all the while bungling towards the truth and a killer, who is not afraid to kill again. Join Ricky on her first caper and see how this humorous rollicking mystery series got its start.

Pride and Pettiness; Mysteries of Lancaster County (USED)

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Prime Time (A Charlotte McNally Novel)

Prime Time (A Charlotte McNally Novel)

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Seasoned investigative reporter Charlotte McNally knows that in the cutthroat world of television journalism, every story could be your last. There's always someone younger and prettier to take your place, always a story more sensational to drive ratings through the roof.

When Brad Foreman's widow demands to know why Charlie never answered his email, Charlie is confused. She never received his message. What did Brad, an accountant at a pharmaceutical company, want to tell her? As she searches through her computer, she finds an innocent-looking email in her junk mail folder that may turn out to be the biggest story of her career.

Is the encoded email--and the ones that follow--linked to Brad's "accidental" death? Charlie's investigation leads her to Brad's friend, professor Josh Gelston, who is charming and exceedingly helpful--perhaps suspiciously so.

Charlie must decide if she can trust Josh...before a multimillion-dollar fraud ring with murder in its arsenal makes her the next lead story.

Protect and Serve (USED)

Protect and Serve (USED)

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PERSON OF INTEREST

When rookie K-9 officer Shane West and his German shepherd partner find the lead police dog trainer murdered, he's determined to bring the killer to justice. But then he discovers Gina Perry hiding nearby--a pretty junior trainer who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill her boss. Gina insists her troubled brother is the real murderer...and this isn't the first time he's killed. And when Gina's brother comes after her, Shane is assigned to protect her and uncover the truth. Suddenly, Shane--a cop who always hoped to join a big-city force--vows to stay by Gina's side as a murderer lurks in the small-town shadows.

Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners.

Pulp Friction (USED)

Pulp Friction (USED)

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Nothing's sweeter than a fruitful family business, and for Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe, that means Smythe Orchards in Blossom Valley, Virginia. But this year's apple crop is especially juicy--with scandal . . .

SEEDS OF DANGER

Thanks to Winnie's new cider shop, Smythe Orchards is out of the red and folks can get their fix of the produce and other delectable products they love all year round. The locals are even booking the shop for events, including a June wedding! Winnie couldn't be happier to see the barn filled to the rafters for the big bash--until her doting ex, Hank, is caught in a heated argument with the groom. Winnie plans to scold Hank after the party, but spots him running off instead. And when the groom turns up dead, apparently hit by the honeymoon getaway car, Hank is the main suspect. Now Hank is on the lam, and it's up to Winnie to get to the core of the truth--before the real killer puts the squeeze on her . . .


"Readers will appreciate the good will of Lindsey's characters in this warmly written, cider-centric cozy series."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Pumpkin Seed Massacre (USED)

Pumpkin Seed Massacre (USED)

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Native American psychologist Ben Pecos returns to the New Mexico pueblo of his birth to intern with the Indian Health Service. Soon, he is plunged into the rampage of a mysterious killer virus. Suspecting the death of the powerful tribal governor who opposed a casino on pueblo land to be murder, Ben must dig deep into the motives of power and greed to root out the killer.
Ransom For an Angel (USED)

Ransom For an Angel (USED)

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Ransom Unpaid (USED)

Ransom Unpaid (USED)

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Chicago detective Jeremy Ransom and his unofficial partner in crime, septuagenarian Emily Charters, are called in when a woman with a weak heart becomes haunted by her long-lost husband. Emily believes the woman is harboring a deadly secret. Will she be able to sort things out before a legacy of tragedy is played out to its fatal conclusion? Martin's Press.
Red, White, and Blue Murder; A Hilda Johansson Mystery (USED)

Red, White, and Blue Murder; A Hilda Johansson Mystery (USED)

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The Studebaker household is in turmoil; the news that President McKinley has been assassinated is more than anyone can stand. Worse still is the reaction of the coachman, John Bolton: His sympathies lie with the anarchists, and his reaction to the name of the president's murderer catches Hilda Johansson's eye ... and detective's imagination. South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame University, is not a hotbed of anarchist activity, but something is clearly going on, and in spite of orders to mind her business, Hi)da sets out to discover exactly what is happening, no matter what it might cost her.
Repair to Her Grave (USED)

Repair to Her Grave (USED)

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Home repair can be murder.

Jacobia Tiptree and her teenage son are used to their Eastport, Maine, home attracting more than its share of houseguests. This year Jake is hoping the plaster dust will keep them away while she finally gets her gem of a fixer-upper into shape -- from doorknobs and chandeliers to leaky pipes to ghostly phenomena.

But when the charming and mysterious Jonathan Raines appears on her doorstep -- and then just as suddenly disappears -- remodeling the house becomes the least of Jake's problems. Could Jonathan's disappearance have something to do with his quest for a cursed violin -- the one that local legend says was hidden by a long-ago owner of Jake's house before he too vanished without a trace?

Soon Jonathan's grief-stricken girlfriend arrives downeast, and Jake needs to strip Eastport's past of its idyllic veneer -- before a killer paints her very dead indeed!

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Resort to Murder (USED)

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Carolyn Hart's ex-reporter sleuth, Henrietta "Henrie 0" O'Dwyer Collins, joins a wedding party in glorious Bermuda -- only to discover that death is an uninvited guest.

Resort To Murder

Retired Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Henrietta Collins no longer races around the globe in pursuit of news. But her talent for troubleshooting and her zest for life are much needed at a family gathering in sunny Bermuda, where murder prowls the halls of a luxury hotel. Henrie 0 has come to the island with her grandchildren for the remarriage of their father, Lloyd Drake. Henrie O's former son-in-law plans to marry Connor Bailey, a beautiful widow with a dark past and a knack for attracting men. Only a year earlier, the resort manager's husband fell from a tower to his death after quarreling with Connor. And now it seems that his restless spirit is haunting the hotel -- and perhaps seeking revenge.

Henrie 0 has no patience for bogus supernatural appearances, no matter how artfully done. But when she sets out to unmask the "ghost's" creator, she soon realizes there's much more at stake.

A second death -- a fatal fall from a cliff -- makes it clear to Henrie 0 that great evil is afoot in this elegant enclave kissed by warm turquoise water, glistening pink sands, and balmy ocean breezes. With everyone connected with the once-joyous planned union of Lloyd and Connor now both a suspect and a potential target of a fiendishly relentless killer, Henrie 0 is gravely concerned for the well-being of her loved ones. It is more than motivation enough for the accomplished amateur sleuth to take investigative matters into her own able hands despite the risks. Decades of experience have taught her that there are some lethal secrets that haunt both the innocent and the guilty alike, vengeful spirits who will not rest until some terrible blood debt has been repaid in full.

Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision: A Covert One Novel (USED)

Robert Ludlum's The Ares Decision: A Covert One Novel (USED)

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In northern Uganda, an American special forces team is decimated by a group of normally peaceful farmers. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength, consumed with a rage that makes them immune to pain, fear, and all but the most devastating injuries.

Covert-One's top operative, army microbiologist Colonel Jon Smith, is sent to investigate the attack and finds evidence of a parasitic infection that for centuries has been causing violent insanity and then going dormant. This time, though, it's different. The parasite had been purposely kept alive and crudely transmitted in acts of terrorism. Now the director of Iranian Intelligence is in Uganda trying to obtain this biological weapon to unleash it on the West.

Smith and his team are ambushed and cut off from all outside support just as they begin to suspect that forces much more powerful than the Iranians are in play-forces that can be traced to Washington itself.

Roots of Evil (USED)

Roots of Evil (USED)

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School Days (USED)

School Days (USED)

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The celebrated series continues as a troubled teenager accused of a horrific crime draws Spenser into one of the most desperate cases of his career.
Lily Ellsworth-erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish-is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence. Jared's parents are resigned to his fate, and the boy himself doesn't seem to care whether he goes to prison for a crime he might not have committed.
September Mourn (USED)

September Mourn (USED)

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Fall has fallen upon Judith McMonigle Flynn, leaving her Hillside Manor nearly devoid of guests. And what better cure for the off-season blahs than a brief bout of B&B sifting for a friend amid the quiet rustic splendor of secluded Chavez Island? Judith and cousin Renie both are more than ready for some relaxation. But their peace goes to pieces when Renie conks an odious interloping blowhard on the noggin with a heavy china dish-and, moments later, the woozy lout takes a fatal tumble down an inconvenient staircase. Judith suspects that death by dinnerware was not the real cause of this fellow's demise. But to prove her cantankerous cuz innocent, she'll have to uncover the real killer from among the motley island crew. And that could pile a lot more nastiness on Judith's plate than the harried bed-and-breakfast hostess can consume in one sitting!

Seventh- Inning Stretch; A Jake Hines Mystery LARGE PRINT (USED)

Seventh- Inning Stretch; A Jake Hines Mystery LARGE PRINT (USED)

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Shadow Music (USED)

Shadow Music (USED)

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"Action, drama, desire, revenge: Shadow Music includes all the necessary ingredients for romantics to plunge into the moors, mountains and magical myth of medieval Scotland."--The Roanoke Times

Prized for her exquisite beauty, Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, the daughter of one of England's most influential barons, is a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle's marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

Upon her arrival in Scotland, Gabrielle is immediately entangled in Highland intrigue, as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle's bravery and prowess may prove fatal. Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, makes no such mistakes about the captivating princess. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle's body nor her heart is safe.

"No one does historical romance better than Garwood. . . . Gabrielle is an enchanting heroine."--The State (Columbia, S.C.)

"A compelling historical romance."--Publishers Weekly

Shattered Tree (USED)

Shattered Tree (USED)

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World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier's background--and uncover his true loyalties--in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling "vivid period mystery series" (New York Times Book Review).

At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn't British--he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie?

Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy--and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight?

When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess--a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse--to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

Sherlock Holmes: The Honour of the Yorkshire Light Artillery (USED)

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Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles (USED)

Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles (USED)

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson face a mystery on the moors in this classic caper from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The country doctor had come to 221B Baker Street, the famous lodgings of Sherlock Holmes, with an eerie tale--the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, the devil-beast that haunted the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home. The tale warned the descendants of that ancient family never to venture out on the moor. But Sir Charles Baskerville was now dead--and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Would the new heir of the Baskervilles meet the same dreadful fate? Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, are faced with their most terrifying case in this wonderful classic of masterful detection and bone-chilling suspense.

Includes an Afterword by Anne Perry

Siberian Light (USED)

Siberian Light (USED)

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Siberia, land of hope and desperation. A place of unimaginable wealth, and unimaginable greed. Against this backdrop, Gregori Nowek, the mayor of the small river town of Markovo, is ordered to investigate the killing of three men. Two of them are members of his own militia. The third is Andrei Ryzkhov, a man who has made a fortune from an American-financed oil exploration deal. The investigation leads Nowek into a labyrinth of deception and ends with a terrible discovery: an old horror, long thought dead, has reemerged amid the frozen wastes of Siberia.
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (USED)

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night (USED)

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The second book in The Grantchester Mystery Series, and the inspiration for the primetime PBS/Masterpiece television series, Grantchester.

The loveable full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures in late 1950's Cambridge.

Accompanied by his faithful Labrador Dickens, and working in tandem with the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called on to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamor photographer's studio; and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler, in the middle of a crucial game of cricket. As he pursues his quietly probing inquiries, Sidney also has to decide on the vexed question of marriage. Can he choose between the rich, glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, a beguiling German widow three years his junior? To help him make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a complex web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up.

Here are six interlocking adventures that combine mystery with morality, and criminality with charm.

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel (USED)

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel (USED)

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The ship carrying the devout to Jerusalem has run into rough waters. Onboard is Manuila, controversial leader of the "Foundlings," a sect that worships him as the Messiah. But soon the polarizing leader is no longer a passenger or a prophet but a corpse, beaten to death by someone almost supernaturally strong. But not everything is as it seems, and someone else sailing has become enmeshed in the mystery: the seemingly slow but actually astute sleuth Sister Pelagia. Her investigation of the crime will take her deep into the most dangerous areas of the Middle East and Russia, running from one-eyed criminals and after such unlikely animals as a red cockerel that may be more than a red herring. To her shock, she will emerge with not just the culprit in a murder case but a clue to the earth's greatest secret.

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel
features its beloved heroine's most exciting and explosive inquiry yet, one that just might shake the foundations of her faith.

Slade House (USED)

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Sliced Vegetarian; A Daisy Arthur Mystery (USED)

Sliced Vegetarian; A Daisy Arthur Mystery (USED)

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Snobbery with Violence; An Edwardian Murder Mystery (USED)

Snobbery with Violence; An Edwardian Murder Mystery (USED)

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When a marriage proposal appears imminent for the beautiful -- if rebellious -- Lady Rose Summer, her father wants to know if her suitor's intentions are honorable. He calls on Captain Harry Cathcart, the impoverished younger son of a baron, to do some intelligence work on the would-be fiancee, Sir Geoffrey Blandon.
After his success in uncovering Geoffrey's dishonorable motives, Harry fashions a career out of "fixing" things for wealthy aristocrats. So when the Marquess of Hedley finds one of his guests dead at a lavish house party, he knows just the man to call.
But when Harry is caught between his client's desire for discretion and his suspicion that murder may indeed have been committed, he enlists the help of Superintendent Kerridge of the Scotland Yard and Lady Rose, also a guest at Lord Hedley's.
Set in the Edwardian world of parties, servants, and scandal, "Snobbery with Violence" is a delightful combination of murderous intrigue and high society.
Steamed; A Gourmet Girl Mystery (USED)

Steamed; A Gourmet Girl Mystery (USED)

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The perfect mystery for readers with an appetite for crime. Food connoisseur Chloe Carter is on a quest for the perfect meal and man. That's why the "Gourmet Girl" accepts an online date with "Dinner Dude." Too bad he's murdered in the restaurant. Leave it to Chloe to fall in love with the chef, who's also suspect #1.

Straight Pool

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Sunnyside Road Paradise Dissembling

Sunnyside Road Paradise Dissembling

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A serial killer hunts the beautiful street of Sunnyside Road, an elegant neighborhood in Western Massachusetts. So far, six preteens are dead, and families are devastated. Despite involvement by the FBI, state police, and local authorities, no clues are forthcoming, and citizens hunker down in fear of further death. The neighborhood becomes an isolated island of potential bloodshed as no one can afford to move. Who would buy a grand home on a street cloaked in carnage? Sergei is the proud patriarch of a family of Russian immigrants who now lives in dread, as his little Anya is the killers preferred age. He senses the evil nearby but knows not how to fight back. Meanwhile, Captain Beauregard, lead detective of the Major Crimes Unit, works with his team to identify the homicidal maniac behind the horrific killings. Through diligence and an interesting partnership with a criminal defense attorney, Beauregard ceaselessly pursues the truth. He will not allow the loss of another child, no matter the cost.

Swan Dive (USED)

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Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death

Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death

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Norton weaves realistic professional procedure and unexpected emotional jolts into the otherwise erotic flavor of Key West, creating a debut that will seriously contend for all the "Best First" awards.-author Jeremiah Healy

P. K. Norton introduces a new heroine to mystery fans!

Everybody loves Chef Garcia's key lime coconut petit fours. Some even say they're to die for. When four guests die at a wedding at the Beaux Rêves Hotel, the famous petit fours are blamed.

Insurance investigator Amy Lynch flies from Boston to Key West to prepare for a wrongful death suit, her first trip to the island since her fiancé died there three years ago.

Amy's investigation is beset with problems from the get-go. The hotel management is pushing for a quick settlement regardless of fault. The local police are calling the event a tragic accident. Most potential witnesses are missing, deceased or unhelpful. The ghost of Amy's fiancé haunts her as she fends off pressures from all sides and copes with uncertainties concerning her new relationship.

She encounters death at every turn. The health inspector who monitored the hotel kitchen dies in an auto accident; the reporter who covered the incident for the local paper turns up drowned; even a homeless woman Amy befriends is found dead. And deceased wildlife crosses her path more than once.

As she forges on in the face of these obstacles, Amy wonders if Key West is the tropical paradise of the travel brochures or a petri dish of death.

Sweet Poison; A Jane Lawless Mystery (USED)

Sweet Poison; A Jane Lawless Mystery (USED)

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Jane Lawless is at her wit's end keeping her Minneapolis restaurants running while volunteering on her father's campaign for governor. With an eleven-point lead, the race is Ray Lawless's to lose, but all that changes when his rival posts a list of violent criminals that are back on the streets early, thanks to Ray's work during his career as a defense lawyer.
Corey Hodge is one of the convicts that took Ray's advice to plead guilty for a crime that he swears he didn't commit. Bitter from time served, revenge lurks in the back of his mind. Then one of Ray's young campaign volunteers is killed, and with the murder mirroring the crime Corey was convicted of, Jane has to bring the killer to justice to save her father's political career and to keep Corey from going to prison again.
The high stakes and political intrigue that fuel "Sweet Poison," the latest in Lambda and Minnesota Book Award--winning author Ellen Hart's absorbing Jane Lawless series, make for an intense mystery of ambition and obsession.

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An FBI agent and a lawyer are falling in love--and making a federal case out of it in #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood's hot romantic thriller.

When Special Agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. The beautiful, tough young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and reduced it to chaos. Olivia has ticked off the wrong guy. He's FBI. But Olivia is even more intimidating. She's IRS.

Olivia is on the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme for her own very personal reasons, and her investigation has enraged some ruthless people and endangered her life. She's no stranger to tight situations, but she's smart enough to know when to call for help, especially if that help is tall, dark, and handsome.

Together, Grayson and Olivia make a great team to fight corruption, but they're also fighting an intense attraction--the one battle they're bound to lose.

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There s nothing like a tail well told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi.
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Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter. Harry and her husband, Fair, are enjoying a cozy dinner with some of the town s leading citizens, including beloved University of Virginia history professor Greg Ginger McConnell and several members of UVA s celebrated 1959 football team. But beneath the cloak of conviviality lurks a sinister specter from the distant past that threatens to put all their lives in jeopardy.
When Professor McConnell is found murdered on the golf course the next day gunned down in broad daylight by an unseen killer no one can fathom a motive, let alone find a suspect. Just as Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case, however, a homeless UVA alum confesses to the crime. Trouble is, no one believes that the besotted former All-American could have done the foul deed especially after Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker make another gruesome discovery.
As the questions surrounding Ginger s death pile up, Harry s search for answers takes her down the fascinating byways of Virginia s Revolutionary past. The professor was something of a sleuth himself, it seems, and the centuries-old mystery he was unraveling may well have put a target on his back. As Harry edges closer to identifying an elusive killer, her animal companions sense danger and rally to find a way to keep Harry from disappearing into history.
Praise for the Mrs. Murphy mysteries
As feline collaborators go, you couldn t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown. " The New York Times Book Review
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Mrs. Murphy mysteries are fun, sweet, and beautifully adventurous. "Bustle"
Brown [is] the queen of the talking animal cozy. "Publishers Weekly""
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When a trip to the Big Apple ends in murder, the sewing circle searches for a killer who's rotten to the core. . .

Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online.

Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women--or that Dixie would be arrested for his murder.

Now, as the sewing circle goes up against Gotham's elite to prove Dixie's innocence, they will have to unravel tangled secrets and alibis, patch together a mess of clues, and put a clever killer in the city's hottest spotlight . . .

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