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The Tightrope Walker (USED)

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"A superb book."
THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
When quiet, shy Amelia Jones reads a desperate message that has fallen out of a barrel organ in the antique shop she just bought, she can't forget the words, "They're going to kill me soon..." Armed only with the woman's first name and the note written years before, Amelia begins a journey into the past, a search that takes her from the protective cocoon she's wrapped herself in to a precarious world where nothing is the way it seems, where fear is second nature, and dark secrets just might uncover murder--her own....
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The Van Gogh Conspiracy (USED)

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The discovery in the barn of a rural French farm of a painting by Van Gogh unleashes an international storm when a Holocaust survivor claims that the painting is his, stolen from his family by the Nazis, a controversy that leads to the revelation that someone with access to artworks stolen by the Nazis is sending them to former Nazis so that they c
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The Victim in Victoria Station (USED)

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A charming, quick-witted woman of a certain age, Dorothy Martin once more finds herself embroiled in a most puzzling crime...and a saga of greed, jealousy and murder.

The victim: a fellow American, her seat companion on a commuter train to London. Dorothy is convinced he was poisoned, yet the authorities' response to her interest is emphatic denial: there was no man, no body, no crime.

Undaunted, Dorothy discovers not only the victim's shocking identity, but a deadly game of corporate rivalry. She takes a job in a London software company, boldly entering the hornet's nest where a cold and calculating killer is waiting.

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The Wedding Soup Murderer (USED)

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Victoria Rienzi came home to the Jersey Shore to write a new book, learn the family restaurant business, and practice the fine art of Italian cooking. But when delicious dishes are paired with murder, Vic has a little too much on her plate...

When Vic asked her nonna for more responsibility in the kitchen, she didn't mean forming a thousand tiny meatballs by hand for the family's famous wedding soup. The dish is to be served at the reception for a close family friend at the exclusive Belmont Country Club. And once there Vic has to deal with a demanding bridezilla and clashes in the kitchen--between the staff and servers, between two egocentric head chefs, and between the country club president and...well...everyone.

The wedding comes off without a hitch--until the body of the club's president is found on the beach below a high seawall. Now Vic will need to use her noodle to find out who pushed whom too far...before she's the one who lands in the soup!

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The Whitechapel Conspiracy (USED)

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Bow Street Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his wife, Charlotte, return in an intricately plotted and highly atmospheric novel of murder and political conspiracy that moves from elegant drawing rooms to the most desperate slums in late Victorian London. An Anne Perry novel is a delight to read as much for its Victorian-era details as for the mystery it unfolds.--Chicago Tribune.
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The World According to Bertie (USED)

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 4

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy--just ask his mother.

There is never a quiet moment on 44 Scotland Street. In The World According to Bertie, Pat deals with the reappearance of Bruce, which has her heart skipping--and not in a pleasant way. Angus Lordie's dog Cyril has been taken away by the authorities, accused of being a serial biter. Unexpectedly, Domenica has offered to help free him. As usual, Big Lou is still looking for love, and handing out coffee and advice to the always contemplative Matthew. And Bertie, the beleaguered Italian-speaking six year old prodigy, now has a little brother, Ulysses, who Bertie hopes will help distract his pushy mother Irene.

Beautifully observed, cleverly detailed, The World According to Bertie is classic McCall Smith and a treat for his avid fans as well as his first time readers.

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They Found Him Dead (USED)

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A USA Today Bestseller!

One heir after another turns up dead...

Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner's verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confirm that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog. But then his heir is shot, and threats are made against the next in line to inherit his fortune. The formidable Superintendent Hannasyde is called in to investigate. All clues point to an apparently innocuous eighty-year-old woman, but as the Inspector delves further into the case, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems...

Thicker than Water (USED)

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Third Strike; A Writer's Retreat Mystery (USED)

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One, two, three strikes, you're dead. It was the bottom of the ninth, tying run on third, bases loaded, two outs, full count, and the tension was high. The pitch was thrown, everyone in the crowd held their breath. Trey Alderman lined up with the pitcher and swung the bat with all his might before falling to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In this new series by USA Today bestselling author Kathi Daley, Trey's death is explored by the Mystery Mastermind group who live and work at the Gull Island Writers Retreat. Buy it now or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.
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This Body of Death: An Inspector Lynley Novel (USED)

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"George explores her characters' dreams and fears with a penetrating grace that makes reading her books a joy."
--Washington Post Book World

"Elizabeth George reigns as queen of the mystery genre. The Lynley books constitute the smartest, most gratifyingly complex and impassioned mystery series now being published."
--Entertainment Weekly

The spellbinding new Inspector Lynley novel from Elizabeth George, New York Times bestselling author of Careless in Red and What Came Before He Shot Her.

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (USED)

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It's a simple if shocking question, and former librarian Aurora Teagarden is just the person to find the answer. Basking in an inheritance that makes her financially independent, Roe's looking for a new occupation. Her days as a librarian are over. Real estate might be fun, she thinks. And who better to teach her the tricks of the trade than her Lauren Bacall look-alike mother, Aida Brattle Teagarden Queensland, who happens to own one of the major real estate firms in town? Signing on as an apprentice, Roe agrees to show an expensive house to some out-of-town clients. The house has its charms, but the clients are not too thrilled with what's been left behind in the master bedroom: the corpse of real estate woman Tonia Lee Greenhouse. And Tonia's only the first victim. It quickly becomes clear that the killer is someone familiar with the real estate community in Lawrenceton, someone who has access to the houses that are on the market. Roe's not too sure she likes real estate, after all. She hadn't counted on murder. But she definitely likes her well-to-do client, Martin Bartell. In fact, it may be love at first sight. With memorable characters and lots of small-town southern charm, this witty and wise mystery proves that author Charlaine Harris is among the best of the new generation of crime writers.

Three Dirty Women and the Shady Acres (USED)

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Three Dog Day; A Mae December Mystery (USED)

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Throw Darts at a Cheesecake (USED)

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Tiger Tiger: Underlying Crimes (USED)

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"Tiger Tiger: Underlying Crimes proves a smooth and sultry hybrid of Michael Crichton and Tess Gerritsen. Joann Mead fills those big shoes in splendid fashion, crafting a bio-thriller complete with a femme fatale and feel of classic James Bond as envisioned by Ian Fleming. A wondrous mix of science and speculation, certain to both enthrall and entertain." --Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Light of Day A beautiful, sexy researcher and her mysterious lover manipulate each other, in more ways than one, as we visit them in a Hong Kong hotel room. Not for love. For Mei it is the money. For both it is the sex. And for Kahliy, it is his burning desire to wreak revenge on America. Mei manipulates microbes and men. Her Tiger Flu creation is more lethal than any bioweapon known to man. Nothing will stop those with evil intentions. And once the Tiger has escaped from her cage, there will be no way of capturing her. Underlying Crimes: Tiger Tiger is a heart-pounding international thriller, a cautionary tale of an impending 9/11 style attack by human time bombs.
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Tilt A Whirl (USED)

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Just back from the horrors of the Iraq War, ex-MP John Ceepak has recently accepted a job on the Sea Haven police department. But any thoughts of enjoying some fun in the sun are put on hold when the body of a real estate tycoon is found on the Tilt-A-Whirl at a seedy local amusement park.
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Tip A Canoe (USED)

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Maryland physical therapist James P. Dandy is on his third Elderhostel vacation to be reunited with his lady love Dodee Swisher. He soon encounters an accidental drowning that seems anything but. When a second body, that of a fellow Elderhosteler, is found floating, Jim soon wades into the muddy waters of murder.
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To Hell with Johnny Manic

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John Manis, aka Johnny Manic--charming, stylish, impulsive, and reckless--is racked with guilt over the secret he doesn't dare tell. Marilyn Dupree, passionate and volatile, has too much money and the wrong husband. Johnny and Marilyn have a chemistry like nitrogen and glycerine, and that makes Detective Lou Eisenfall very uneasy.

A twisting tale of deception, murder, and psychological suspense that barrels along at breakneck pace, Johnny Manic is a throwback to the classic crime fiction of Raymond Chandler, Jim Thompson, Dorothy Hughes, and Patricia Highsmith.

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To Ruin a Queen (USED)

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With historical mysteries and tales of Tudor England in high demand, acclaimed author Fiona Buckley returns with a poignant new novel featuring Ursula Blanchard, waiting woman and secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I. Still loyal to her royal mistress but needing to be with her French husband, Matthew de la Roche, Ursula begins to build a new life for herself at Matthew's chateau. She loves Matthew, although she longs desperately for her little girl, Meg, left behind in England. But when Meg's passage is finally arranged, the child is missing. Where is she, and could her disappearance be part of a plot to tempt Ursula back to her homeland? Frightened for her child, Ursula follows a trail that leads to the home of the ancient Mortimer family, the mysterious Vetch Castle, a grim, haunted keep on the Welsh border. There she finds castle owner Philip Mortimer, who boasts that he will force Queen Elizabeth to restore the fortunes of his once-great family. There, too, Ursula finds Philip's mother, the aging but still beautiful Lady Thomasine, who is frightened by her son's claims and pleads for Ursula's help in discovering what it is that he knows. What deadly secrets does this castle hide? What ghostly faces look from the windows of the deserted southwest tower? What has Philip Mortimer discovered? The secrets of Vetch Castle could be dangerous, especially if they concern the Queen -- dangerous to the Mortimers and to Ursula and those she loves, as she soon learns to her peril. Richly evocative of its rugged English and Welsh setting, precise in its historical detail, and filled with memorable characters, To Ruin a Queen will affirm Fiona Buckley's growing reputation as aqueen of historical crime.

To the White Sea (USED)

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In this gripping first-person narrative, the bestselling author of Deliverance tells about an American gunner's efforts to stay alive in Tokyo during the last months of WWII. As he treks north, his journey becomes more than an escape--it escalates into a violent odyssey of self-discovery and an exploration of the primal nature of war and man.
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Toasting Up Trouble (USED)

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A delicious new cozy mystery series featuring the Culinary Capers Dinner Club--who are fearless when it comes to cooking up new dishes and putting the lid on crime...

Event planner Jennifer "J.J." Tanner has a full plate, but that's the way she likes it. First, it's her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrées for their creative and gastronomical pleasure. Second, she's organizing an Italian princess party for the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a high-tech millionaire.

But one thing J.J. didn't plan on is that the caterer for the event--hotshot chef Antonio Marcotti--would end up murdered the night of the party. Or that she'd end up being a prime suspect after having had a heated argument with the unscrupulous chef. Now it's up to J.J.--with help from her fellow Club members and a handsome if mysterious private eye--to turn the tables on the real killer...

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Too Many Cooks (USED)

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After talking her way into a job on a pompous, third-rate chef's radio call-in-show, Angie Amalfi has visions of a new career to go along with her hot, new romance with Paavo Smith, a gorgeous homocide detective.

When a successful and much-envied restauranteur is poisoned however, Angie finds the case far more interesting than trying to make her pretentious boss sound good. Some cooks might shy away from such a sizzling case, but Angie can take the heat and stay in the kitchen.

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Treasure of the Golden Cheetah (USED)

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In 1920s Africa, American adventurer Jade del Cameron escorts a group of moviemakers on safari to Mount Kilimanjaro-and confronts a murderer.

On safari for a Hollywood film shoot about King Solomon's lost treasure, Jade is to assist a troupe of American actors, some of whom are keen on finding the real treasure. Jade cannot wait to photograph Mount Kilimanjaro up close-and contemplate her beloved Sam's marriage proposal...

Then, on the eve of their departure, the film's financial backer is killed by a native man who then commits suicide. As the group heads out, an uneasy Sam remains behind to investigate. Meanwhile, several hoaxes and a fatal curse convince Jade that a killer is at work among them.

As Sam races to save her, Jade is tested as never before, by mysterious supernatural forces-and by a vengeful murderer...

Tuscan Termination (USED)

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Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows (USED)

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"I'm glad that Rahotep, the policeman from Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, has had a second outing. The central figure is the best known Egyptian of them all, Tutankhamun, and Nick Drake has written an engaging and convincing account of this doomed figure and the loyal and dogged Rahotep, the 'seeker of mysteries'." -- Bookseller (London)

In this gripping central novel in Nick Drake's Egyptian trilogy--following the critically-acclaimed Nefertiti--savvy detective Rahotep investigates a terrifying plot against the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun... a murderous plan, shocking in scope, that threatens to unravel the entire Egyptian empire.

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Two Dollar Bill : A Stone Barrington Novel (USED)

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Stone Barrington is caught between a clever con man-who's just become his client-and a beautiful prosecutor in this stylish thriller in the bestselling series.
"Two-Dollar Bill" delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers. In this latest, Stone Barrington, the suave Manhattan cop-turned-lawyer, is back on his home turf facing down a brilliant Southern flimflam man.
The fun-and action-begins with what Stone believes will be a quiet dinner with his ex-partner, Dino, but they are interrupted by Billy Bob, a filthy rich, smooth-talkin' Texan, who strolls in and parks himself at their table. He's in town "to make money," he says, unwrapping his wad of rare two-dollar bills, and in need of an attorney-namely, Stone-though he won't say why or when such representation will be necessary. As they leave the restaurant, however, an unknown assailant shoots at Stone and his cohorts-and the wily Southerner has spread his two-dollar bills around to everyone like confetti.
Against his better judgment, Stone offers Billy Bob a safe haven for the night but almost immediately begins to suspect that he's made several precipitous misjudgments-for the slippery out-of-towner has gone missing and someone has been found dead-in Stone's town house no less. Stone is now caught between a beautiful federal prosecutor and a love from his past, a con man with more aliases than hairs on his head, and a murder investigation that could ruin them all.
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U is for Undertow (USED)

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Sue Grafton takes the mystery genre to new heights with this twisting, complex #1 New York Times bestseller that draws private investigator Kinsey Millhone into a case shrouded in the sins of the past.

Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone's office with a story to tell. When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, the long-forgotten events have come back to him--and he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.

Kinsey has nearly nothing to go on. Sutton doesn't even know where he was that day--and, she soon discovers, he has a history of what might generously be called an active imagination. Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to track down the so-called burial site. And what's found there pulls her into a hidden current of deceit stretching back more than twenty years...

Underlying Crimes

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Up in Smoke (USED)

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Vineyard Stalker; A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (USED)

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J. W. Jackson, the ex-Boston cop turned fisherman, cook, and jack-of-all-trades, delves deep into the mysterious depths of his beloved Vineyard in author Philip Craig's most compelling caper yet.

With his wife, Zee, and two kids visiting relatives in "America," J.W. is alone and quickly tiring of his temporary bachelor status. A request from Carole Cohen comes as a blessed diversion. Carole wants J.W. to find the person who's stalking her brother, Roland. Known locally as "The Monk" for his reclusive ways, Roland lives on a beautiful piece of Vineyard real estate that he co-owns with his cousin Sally Oliver. A number of people, including Sally, would do almost anything to convince Roland to sell his valuable property. But does that include violence?

J.W. is happy to take on what looks like a short and easy assignment, though he soon realizes that Roland may lead a more complicated life than his austere living arrangements suggest. And when a body turns up near Roland's land, what seemed like a property dispute takes a detour into murder -- with J.W. in the midst of the action once again.

Featuring a rich mix of money, lust, pride, and jealousy, spiced with a little poignant regret, "Vineyard Stalker" is a page-turning and deftly plotted addition to this popular and engaging series in which Martha's Vineyard itself is always the star.

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Weeding Out Trouble (USED)

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Landscaper Nina Quinn would do anything for her employees. After all, Taken by Surprise, her garden makeover business, wouldn't be blooming if it weren't for them. So when Kit Pipe, her right-hand handyman, goes missing, Nina immediately starts digging into his disappearance. But all she finds is Daisy Bedinghaus, Kit's ex--and she's dead as dirt.

An ex-con who'd been dumped by Daisy not long before her murder, Kit's the prime suspect. But Nina's determined to prove his innocence and nip this whole thing in the bud. After all, it'll get her out of her all-too-crowded house, where her ex-husband the cop is recovering from a gunshot wound on her couch and her thorny new stepson is giving her the evil eye. But as she comes closer to unearthing the truth, Nina will find that facing the frost in her home is nothing compared to confronting the real killer's ice-cold stare.

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Whiskey Sour (USED)

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Struggling with a broken relationship, insomnia-inducing credit card bills, the FBI's inaccurate profiling computer, and a band of street thugs, lieutenant Jacqueline Daniels works on a serial murder case alongside her binge-eating partner, Herb. Reprint.
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White Hot (USED)

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When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relents from her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral, but instead soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, her controlling and tyrannical father, the man who owns the town's sole industry, an iron foundry, and in effect runs the lives of everyone who lives there.

As she feared, Sayre learns that nothing has changed. Her father and older brother, Chris, are as devious as ever, and now they have a new partner-in-crime, a canny and disarming lawyer named Beck Merchant, who appears to be their equal in corruption.

Soon, Sayre is thrown in closer contact with Beck and becomes convinced that something more sinister is at play than her father's usual need to dominate people and events. As she sets out to learn just what did happen to Danny, she comes to realize that there are many secrets in Destiny -- secrets that hide decades of pain and anger, and that threaten at any moment to erupt and destroy not only her father and brother, but perhaps Sayre herself.

Underneath the rigid control that the Hoyles exert over the town, trouble is brewing. Old hatreds foster plans for revenge, past crimes resurface, and a maverick deputy sheriff determines that Danny Hoyle's death was not suicide, but murder.

As tensions mount, threatening to ignite a powder keg of long-held hostility, Sayre finds herself inextricably drawn into a struggle with striking laborers, her unscrupulous father, and her own emotions over the love/hate relationship that is growing with Beck, a man apparently with his own agenda, andmysteries of his own.

As she has shown in the dozens of bestselling novels in which she has combined hard-edged suspense with intense emotion, Sandra Brown is a master storyteller, and in her new novel she is at her very best.

Wild Horses (USED)

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Winning Can Be Murder (USED)

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It's been a while since Sheriff Dan Rhodes's football days, but things haven't really changed, at least not with state play-offs coming up and excitement for the local high school team heating up to a fever pitch. But then coach Brady Meredith is found shot to death in his car, and his murder leads to troublesome rumors concerning illegal betting, black market steroids and the sheriff's old nemesis, a biker named Rapper, who has reappeared in Blacklin County. Too many coincidences for Rhodes's comfort. Especially when another corpse makes it a second down for a killer determined to lead Sheriff Rhodes into a game of sudden death.

Winter of Discontent (USED)

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Winters In Bishop Hill (USED)

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Witness In Bishop Hill by Sara Hoskinson Frommer released on Oct 25, 2004 is available now for purchase.

Work for a Dead Man (USED)

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Writers of the Purple Sage (USED)

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Yellow Lies (USED)

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A welcome addition to the genre popularized by New York Times bestselling mystery author Tony Hillerman. Returning to his native New Mexico, Indian Health Services psychologist Ben Pecos finds himself entangled in the murder of a trader in traditional native fetishes. The accused is Salvador Zuni, a master carver with many lucrative secrets. Now someone is after them -- and is willing to kill to get them. Ben does some digging, hoping to prove the carver's innocence. Instead, he unravels a conspiracy of greed, duplicity and murder -- and the human capacity for evil that has taken a very personal turn....