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1 STEP AWAY: A MODERN TWIST ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST TALES
Author:   WILSON, ERIC (ERIC P.)
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BY THE NUMBERS    1

LB  07308
1 volume in 1 container

Bret and Sara Vreeland have been targeted by someone with a plot that
reaches into their past and threatens their future. When one of Sara's
patients dies, the mysterious old man leaves his fortune to her and
her family. They have no idea they are part of an experiment. Satan
has sought God's permission to test the Vreelands with a six million
dollar blessing. Now as the Vreelands' lives take a turn for the
better, will their souls take a turn for the worse? Contains violence.
2012.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB   10

LB  06895
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. Newlywed police sergeant Lindsay Boxer searches for a
newborn after its fifteen-year-old mother is discovered wandering the
streets. Meanwhile, Yuki Castellano prosecutes a doctor for murder and
reporter Cindy Thomas investigates a serial rapist. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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2ND CHANCE: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    2

LB  07271
1 volume in 1 container

Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco police department
enlists the help of her friends in the Women's Murder Club, from 1st
to Die (RC 51887/BR 14208), to track down a serial killer. Meanwhile
Lindsay's estranged father, a former policeman, reenters her life.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

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5TH HORSEMAN: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    5

LB  05199
1 volume in 1 container

Homicide detective Lindsay Boxer and her colleagues in the Women's
Murder Club investigate suspicious deaths at the San Francisco
Municipal Hospital, where patients in recovery are suddenly dying at
an alarming rate. Clues include buttons on the corpses' eyes. Strong
language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
2006.

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6TH TARGET: A WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WOMENS MURDER CLUB    6

LB  07255
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco. When a mass shooting on a ferry wounds Women's Murder
Club member Claire Washburn, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer investigates and
attorney Yuki Castellano prosecutes. Lindsay also delves into a child
kidnapping case involving a dead nanny. Commercial audiobook. Strong
language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.
2007.

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A IS FOR ALIBI: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    1

LB  06717
1 volume in 1 container

When prominent divorce attorney Laurence Fife was murdered in the
picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa, his young and
beautiful wife was convicted and sent to prison.  Eight years later
and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires private eye Kinsey
Millhone to find out who really killed her husband.  Some strong
language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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ABC MURDERS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02654
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06912
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England, 1935. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives letters
signed "A.B.C." that announce the date and location of future crimes.
When the killer strikes Mrs. Ascher in Andover and then Miss Barnard
in Bexhill, Poirot knows it's no coincidence and hurries to find the
culprit before he completes the alphabet. 1935.
Also available in RC 54003 "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels," with
"Thirteen at Dinner," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Cards on the
Table," and "Death on the Nile."

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ACCEPTABLE LOSS: A WILLIAM MONK NOVEL
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY   17

LB  06950
1 volume in 1 container

William and Hester Monk realize the best way to help troubled Scuff,
whom they rescued from a child prostitution ring in Execution Dock
(DB/RC 68705), is to completely shut down the operation. A murder
during William's investigation suggests blackmail--and the involvement
of a respected member of society. Some violence, some strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex.  Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  04817
1 volume in 1 container

Collection of twelve stories that originally appeared in Strand Magazine.
 In "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes finds himself defeated by "the
woman"--Irene Adler. In "The Beryl Coronet," a bank officer is greatly
distressed when stones go missing from the coronet given to him for
safekeeping.   Other stories: "Redheaded League," Case of Identity,"
"Boscombe Valley Mystery," "Five Orange Pips," "Man with the Twisted
Lip," "Blue Carbuncle," "Speckled Band," "Engineer's Thumb," "Copper
Beeches," and "Noble Bachelor."
[Br 10562, pub 1993, includes a chronology of Doyle's work and an
introduction by editor Richard Lancelyn Green.]

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AFRAID OF THE DARK: A JACK SWYTECK MYSTERY #9
Author:   GRIPPANDO, JAMES, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK SWYTECK    9

LB  06805
1 volume in 1 container

Criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck; FBI undercover agent Andie
Henning, now Jack's fiancée; and Miami cop Vince Paulo are all tied to
the murder three years earlier of 16-year-old McKenna Mays, the
daughter of Vince's best friend, Chuck, an Internet entrepreneur.
Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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AFTER THE FIRST DEATH
Author:   CORMIER, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  04143
1 volume in 1 container

In a bus on a high bridge a group of children are being held as
hostages.  But they are not the only victims.  Life, death and loyalty
take on new meaning in this dangerous web of deceit and intrigue.  An
explosive situation as current as today's headlines.
Reissued: RC 15752.

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AFTER THE FUNERAL: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07303
1 volume in 1 container

When the family of Richard Abernathie assembled at his funeral,
everything seemed normal until his sister suggested he had been
murdered.  Soon his beneficiaries become suspicious, and M. Poirot
is enlisted to solve the mystery.
Also published as "Funerals are Fatal" CX 06127  RD 06127.

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AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Author:   GAINES, ROBERT F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00730
1 volume in 1 container

The disclosure of the theft of a vital military secret threatens
to ruin a number of political and professional careers. 1959.

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AIRS ABOVE THE GROUND
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00927
1 volume in 1 container

This romantic suspense tale is set in Austria, home of the superbly
trained Lipizzaner horses. When a dangerous circus fire breaks out
where the horses are performing, the talents of the heroine, a
veterinarian, are urgently needed. Bestseller. 1965.

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ALBUM
Author:   RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, 1876-1958
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02246
1 volume in 1 container

Louisa Hall had lived on the crescent all her life.  Her lonely
days were filled by empty rituals.  Then murder struck in the
Lancaster mansion right next door, and Louisa was thrust into a
vortex of terror.  Where would the killer strike next? 1961.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S GRAVE SUSPICIONS
Author:   JORDAN, CATHLEEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03776
1 volume in 1 container

Fifteen tales collected from Alfred Hitchcock's "Mystery Magazine"
make up the "Grave Suspicion Anthology 2." 1984.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S TALES TO SCARE YOU STIFF ANTHOLOGY 2
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04017
1 volume in 1 container

Another heart racing anthology from the master of suspense, Alfred
Hitchcock.  These chilling tales are by such favorites as Lawrence
Treat, John Lutz and Hillary Waugh -- nine stories in all and
every one guaranteed to scare you stiff.
**All of the stories in this collection are also available--among
other scary stories--in cassette format as RC 13823.** 1978.

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ALL CHANGE FOR MURDER
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01603
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Inspector Bill Cromwell and his assistant join a
holiday party bound for Venice only to find themselves
embroiled in mystery and attempted murder.  Their party
includes some very strange people:  a mysterious, soft spoken
old lady, a sinister Soho cafe owner, and a young girl who
collapses in sheer horror. 1962.

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ALL MORTAL FLESH: A REVEREND CLARE FERGUSSON MYSTERY
Author:   SPENCER-FLEMING, JULIA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: REVEREND CLARE FERGUSSON    5

LB  05239
1 volume in 1 container

Millers Kill, New York. Following a scandalous relationship between
married police chief Russ Van Alstyne and Episcopal priest Clare
Fergusson, someone murders Russ's wife, Linda. When suspicion falls on
Russ, Clare sets out to clear his name despite town rumors and
unsettled emotions. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
Author:   POWERS, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02812
1 volume in 1 container

"All that glitters" is not necessarily gold--in this case it's the
deadly allure of diamonds. Viera Kolarova, a refugee from Communist
Czechoslovakia, has finally made it to New York City and a comfortable
if uninspiring job with a self-proclaimed "financial consultant." But
Viera's strange and possibly dangerous connection with a 47th Street
diamond merchant threatens her quiet lifestyle, and when she discovers
a corpse, the term "dead-end job" takes on a whole new meaning. 1981.

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ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN
Author:   WALKER, MARY WILLIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04791
1 volume in 1 container

When true-crime reporter Molly Cates's father died more than twenty-
five years ago, his death was ruled a suicide, and Molly's obsessive
efforts to prove otherwise led to nothing but anguish and the breakup
of her family.  Now new information comes her way and she reopens the
old investigation with a vengeance, but the answers she finally wrests
from the past leave her with a moral dilemma she never anticipated.
1998.

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ALLINGHAM CASE-BOOK
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION COLLECTION     

LB  02753
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of eighteen short stories by the late Margery Allingham.
That quick-change facial artist, Detective Inspector Luke, appears
in some of them. His hilarious account of how he was first taken off
the beat and enrolled in the CID. Campion is here, of course, vague
and formidable as ever. Margery Allingham's skill is as much to the
fore in these stories as it is in her classic novels of crime. 1969.

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AMONG THE DEPARTED
Author:   DELANY, VICKI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06723
1 volume in 1 container

One morning fifteen years ago, young Nicky Nowak's father went for
a walk. He was never seen again. Now it's autumn in Trafalgar, B.C.,
and Adam Tocek of the RCMP and his dog Norman are called to help
search for a lost boy. The child is found unharmed, but Norman finds
something else: human bones. The find prompts the Trafalgar City
Police to re-open the Brian Nowak investigation. Violence, strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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AMONG THE MAD: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06223
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1931. Investigator and psychologist Maisie Dobbs witnesses the
suicide of a war veteran-turned-beggar on Christmas Eve. The next day
the prime minister receives a menacing letter that demands relief for
the poor and unemployed--and that mentions Maisie by name. Maisie
joins Scotland Yard in its investigation. 2009.

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06940
1 volume in 1 container

Ten oddly-assorted people find themselves the houseguests of an
invisible host who slowly begins killing them one by one. Also
published under the titles "Ten Little Indians," "Ten Little Niggers,"
and "The Nursery Rhyme Murders."  1939.
Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder," and in RC 60232
"Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection."

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ANOTHER WOMAN'S HOUSE
Author:   EBERHART, MIGNON GOOD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06260
1 volume in 1 container

It was Myra's brother, Tim, whose testimony had locked the prison door
on Alice Thorne for the murder of Jack Manders. Though she fought it
with all her strength, Myra fell in love with Richard Thorne, Alice's
husband. When Myra told him that she must leave, Richard finally
recognized his feelings and made a decision to divorce Alice and
marry Myra. But that same night, the impossible happened. A beautiful
face turned toward Richard and announced, "Darling, I've come back.
I'll never leave you again." It was Alice...1946.

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APE WHO GUARDS THE BALANCE: AN AMELIA PEABODY MYSTERY
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMELIA PEABODY MYSTERY   10

LB  04644
1 volume in 1 container

Following an attempted kidnapping of Amelia, the Emersons depart
early for Egypt's 1907 archaeological season. This time it is the
younger generation taking center stage as Ramses, David, and Nefret
buy an ancient papyrus and set in motion a deadly chain of events.
1998.

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APPEARANCES OF DEATH
Author:   SHANNON, DELL, 1921-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUIS MENDOZA MYSTERY   28

LB  02895
1 volume in 1 container

A series of apparently unrelated crimes sets Lt. Luis Mendoza and
his colleagues at the robbery and homicide division on the trail
of something big.  People are being killed, a nice boy dies of an
overdose and a senior citizen robs a store at gunpoint. Somewhere
there is a connection.  Some strong language. 1977.

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APPLE TURNOVER MURDER
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   13

LB  06322
1 volume in 1 container

Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, is busily baking for a
three-day charity event. When her former college professor - and
one-time fling - Bradford Ramsey arrives in town, Hannah seeks to
keep her reputation safe. But she must investigate when Brad is
murdered. Includes recipes. 2010.

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APPLEBY'S ANSWER
Author:   INNES, MICHAEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02751
1 volume in 1 container

Miss Priscilla Pringle, a well-known writer of detective stories, receives
 a strange proposal from a very odd man: he will pay her 500
pounds for an ingenious murder plot. At first she declines firmly but
now she's on her way to meet him again. It's lucky for her that Sir
John Appleby, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police but now in
uneasy retirement, happens to be visiting the neighborhood. 1973.

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APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02001
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Boynton, an elderly American harridan, terrorizes her husband's
four children as they travel through the Holy Land. 1938.

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AQUITAINE PROGRESSION
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03527
1 volume in 1 container

Joel Converse, international corporate attorney and ex-Vietnam
prisoner of war, isolates himself from friends and colleagues as he
attempts to destroy a conspiracy to take over Europe, America, Canada
and most of Africa. Converse's obsessive quest monopolizes his energy,
thought, and money as he faces murder charges. Strong language.
Bestseller. 1984.

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AS HUSBANDS GO
Author:   ISAACS, SUSAN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06548
1 volume in 1 container

Susan B. Anthony Rabinowitz Gersten is a beautiful woman married to
handsome, successful Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Jonah Gersten,
who clearly adores both her and their four-year-old triplets. But when
Jonah's body is found in the Upper East Side apartment of "escort"
Dorinda Dillon, Susie is overwhelmed. It's bad enough to know your
husband's been murdered, but even worse when you're universally pitied
because of the sleaze factor. None of it makes sense to Susie. With
help from her tough-talking Grandma Ethel, who flies in from Miami,
she takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, and the NYPD.
She wants to know if the person arrested for the homicide is the
actual perpetrator or just an easy mark for a prosecutor who hates the
word "unsolved." Above all, she needs to know that her life with Jonah
was no lie. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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AS THE CROW FLIES: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    8

LB  07188
1 volume in 1 container

While scouting a location on the Cheyenne reservation for his
daughter's wedding, Sheriff Longmire witnesses a woman fall from a
cliff. Miraculously, the baby she was clutching survives. New tribal
police chief Lolo Long first arrests Longmire, then requests his
help. Strong language. 2012.

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ASH AND BONE: A FRANK ELDER MYSTERY
Author:   HARVEY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FRANK ELDER     

LB  05050
1 volume in 1 container

Already concerned about the way her superintendent killed a criminal
during a takedown, Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch now begins to fear
that she is being stalked. When someone murders Birch, retired
inspector Frank Elder, a former colleague, investigates. Strong
language and some violence. 2005.

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AT BERTRAM'S HOTEL: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00932
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LB  07152
1 volume in 1 container

In 1955 Bertram's Hotel in London's West End looks precisely as it has
looked for years. And it has become popular with those who want a
taste of genteel England. Many of the patrons have been coming to this
dignified hotel for many seasons. Miss Marple has chosen to stay at
Bertram's during her holiday, but she ends up having to solve a
baffling murder among a unique group of aristocratic guests. 1965.

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AT THE VILLA ROSE
Author:   MASON, A.E.W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00979
1 volume in 1 container

A revolting murder is committed at the Villa Rose, involving a young
and beautiful girl in a network of suspicion. Her lover, convinced
of her innocence, persuades the great Hanaud to undertake the case,
and there follows a thrilling chain of incidents and startling
circumstances. 1910.

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ATTENBURY EMERALDS
Author:   WALSH, JILL PATON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06752
1 volume in 1 container

It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury
Emeralds. The disappearance and subsequent recovery of the king-stone
emerald in Lord Attenbury's dazzling heirloom collection made
headlines and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career
as a detective. Thirty years later, a happily married Lord Peter has
just shared the secrets of that mystery with his wife, when the new
Lord Attenbury - grandson of Lord Peter's first client - seeks his
help to establish ownership of the emerald. Some strong language.
2010.

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AUNT DIMITY SLAYS THE DRAGON
Author:   ATHERTON, NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AUNT DIMITY     

LB  06239
1 volume in 1 container

The Renaissance festival comes to Lori Shepherd's small English town,
bringing wenches, knights, general merriment - and a series of
troubling "accidents" that seem to target the fair's founder, Calvin
Malvern (otherwise known as King Wilfred the Good). Fearing an
assassination plot, Lori turns to Aunt Dimity, her supernatural
advisor. 2009.

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AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   11

LB  05281
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. Phryne Fisher takes a job at a woman's magazine to
discover who murdered Marcella Lavender, a writer and illustrator of
fairy stories. Phryne also worries about her lover, Lin Chung, who is
in China on a silk-buying trip. Some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2001.

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B IS FOR BURGLAR
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    2

LB  06728
1 volume in 1 container

Spunky young female cop-turned-private-detective Kinsey Millhone is
visited by wealthy Beverly Danziger who wants help in locating her
sister, Elaine Boldt. Elaine's signature is needed on some
legal papers, and it is presumed she left her local condo for one
in Florida. Kinsey flies to Boca Raton seeking the missing woman,
knowing she may not be alive.       Strong language.

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BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL: AN INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE MYSTERY
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  02018
1 volume in 1 container

LB  03883
1 volume in 1 container

It is first known as the Place of Youth. Then silver is discovered,
miners begin arriving, and the town becomes Broken Hill. Many more
people arrive over the generations, and soon Broken Hill is the third
city in the state of New South Wales. Then come Jimmy the Screwman,
Inspector Bonaparte, and the murders of three elderly single men. All
signs point to a female killer. 1950.

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BACK OF BEYOND
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06843
1 volume in 1 container

Alcoholic copy Cody Hoyt finds his AA mentor, Hank Winters, dead in
his burned-down Montana cabin and determines it's homicide. When clues
lead to the wilderness outfitter tour Hoyt's son is on, he panics and
rushes to Yellowstone National Park to stop the killer. Violence and
strong language. 2011.

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BAD BIRD: A MYSTERY
Author:   KNOPF, CHRIS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06878
1 volume in 1 container

Lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski investigates the death of a female pilot who
had a family tree filled with ex-cons and a passenger list packed with
The Hamptons' high society. Just before Eugenie Conklin's plane crash,
she tossed out a camera case that held an unusual set of photos. The
photos may be able to prove Jackie's client's innocence, but Jackie
soon learns that to find the answer to Eugenie's death will mean
uncovering a mystery from her own family's past as well. Violence
and strong language. 2011.

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BAD BLOOD
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   20

LB  07365
1 volume in 1 container

For many decades two Alaskan villages--Kuskulana and Kushtaka--have
been feuding. When someone murders a person in Kushtaka, trooper Jim
Chopin and PI Kate Shugak must look hard at the neighboring
Kuskalanans. Meanwhile, a secret Romeo-and-Juliet romance is taking
place. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions
of sex. 2013.

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BAD BOY
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR ALAN BANKS   19

LB  07200
1 volume in 1 container

Juliet Doyle finds a gun on her daughter's wardrobe and turns to her
former neighbor, inspector Alan Banks, for help. But Banks is on
vacation. When his partner Annie Cabbot arranges to retrieve the
weapon, events turn sour--and Cabbot learns Banks's daughter may be
involved. Violence and strong language. 2010.

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BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
Author:   CHILD, LEE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK REACHER NOVEL   11

LB  05297
1 volume in 1 container

After the murder of a former army colleague, ex-military cop Jack
Reacher contacts his old special investigation unit only to learn that
there are more deaths among them. With the help of retired sergeant
Frances Neagley and other survivors, Reacher searches for the cause.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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BAKER STREET LETTERS: A MYSTERY
Author:   ROBERTSON, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BAKER STREET LETTERS    1

LB  06864
1 volume in 1 container

London solicitor Reggie Heath, who's just leased office space on Baker
Street, finds his obligations include making sure letters addressed
to Sherlock Holmes at 221B are answered, if with formulaic replies.
After a senior clerk is bludgeoned to death and Heath's younger
ne'er-do-well brother disappears, the lawyer suspects both events
are connected to a letter an eight-year-old girl, Mara Ramirez, sent
nearly 20 years earlier asking the great detective to locate her
missing father. Heath follows the trail to Los Angeles, where he
succeeds in tracking down Mara and learns current crimes may be
connected with her father's disappearance. Strong language. 2009.

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BAMBOO AND BLOOD
Author:   CHURCH, JAMES
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06181
1 volume in 1 container

It's the late 1990's and a young Inspector O is working in Pyongyang
as the North's nuclear missile program and international relations are
heating up. In Pakistan, the wife of a North Korean diplomat is found
dead under suspicious circumstances. Inspector O is assigned to the
investigation with strict instructions to stay away from anything to
do with the missile program. That proves impossible, though, when O
realizes the woman's death provides him an entry point into a larger
conspiracy. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of
sex. 2008.

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BANKER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03078
1 volume in 1 container

Tim Ekaterin, a young investment banker, arranges a loan for the
purchase of Sandcastle, a superb racehorse that will be put out to stud.
Soon a twisting trail of violence and murder leads back to Sandcastle
and pushes Tim to search for a way to stop the killing.  Bestseller
1983.

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BARON ON BOARD
Author:   MORTON, ANTHONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02738
1 volume in 1 container

John Mannering, an antique dealer, receives a cable from Nikko Toji, a
Thai jewel expert, offering him the option on the sale of a collection
of the crown jewels of a Far Eastern kingdom. When he finds Toji dying
he sets out to solve the mystery of the missing jewels. Following the
lead of a mysterious blond, Mannering traces her onto a luxury liner
bound for Africa, only to find that she, too, has died. Then the chase
is on. 1964.

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BAYOU PARADOX
Author:   CAROLL, ROBIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06180
1 volume in 1 container

The untamed Louisiana bayou is not for the faint of heart. But until
now, Tara LeBlanc has always considered it a sanctuary, its lush
foliage a source of medicinal healing. What evil has infiltrated her
haven? Two elderly women she loves lie near death, and Tara knows
their illnesses are no accident. Only one man can save Tara from the
same fate: Sheriff Rene "Bubba" Theriot. The strong-willed lawman
throws his all into protecting her, laying his heart on the line as
well as his life. Now they both stand to lose it all. 2008.

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BEAR ISLAND
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01325
1 volume in 1 container

A Hollywood crew sets out by ship to film a movie on location, and is
isolated on Bear Island in the Arctic. A rash of poisonings and a
disappearance suggest there is a murderer on board. Bestseller. 1971.

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BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
Author:   WATSON, S.J. (STEVEN J.)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06942
1 volume in 1 container

Forty-seven-year-old Londoner amnesiac Christine Lucas awakens every
day believing she is young and single until her husband Ben tells her
otherwise. When Dr. Nash has Christine keep a secret journal, she
begins to suspect that Ben is lying. Strong language, some violence,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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BEFORE THE POISON
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07174
1 volume in 1 container

After twenty-five years abroad in America, Chris Lowndes decides to
return to the Yorkshire dales of his youth. The rambling old mansion
he buys is charming, but Lowndes learns it was the scene of a murder
more than fifty years before. The former owner, a prominent doctor
was supposedly poisoned by his beautiful and much younger wife, Grace.
Arrested and brought to trial, Grace was found guilty and hanged for
the crime. But the more Chris discovers about the case, the more
convinced he becomes that Grace may have been innocent. Strong
language. 2012.

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BELLFIELD HALL: OR, THE OBSERVATIONS OF MISS DIDO KENT
Author:   DEAN, ANNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06472
1 volume in 1 container

Bellfield Hall, 1805. An engagement party is taking place for Richard
Montague, son of wealthy landowner Sir Edward Montague, and his
fiancée Catherine. During a dance with his beloved, a strange thing
happens: a man appears at Richard's shoulder and seems to communicate
something to him without saying a word. Instantly breaking the
engagement, Richard rushes off to speak to his father, never to be
seen again. Distraught with worry, Catherine sends for her spinster
aunt, Miss Dido Kent, who has a penchant for solving mysteries. 2008.

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BENT MAN
Author:   MALING, ARTHUR
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01785
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-football star Walter Jackson, divorced from a rich wife, learns he
has leukemia. To complicate his problems further, the FBI suspects his
son of being involved with a beautiful jewel thief, who is killed.
The dying man attempts to solve the crime. Some strong language. 1975.

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BENT ROAD
Author:   ROY, LORI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06858
1 volume in 1 container

1965. Arthur Scott left his rural Kansas hometown after the mysterious
death of his older sister. Twenty years later he returns with his wife
and three children--and soon a young girl disappears. Some violence,
some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Edgar
Allen Poe Award. 2011.

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BERLIN GAME
Author:   DEIGHTON, LEN, 1929-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BERNARD SAMSON    1

LB  03258
1 volume in 1 container

Bernard Samson, a forty-year-old British Secret Service agent
relegated to a desk job, returns to East Berlin to rescue a fellow agent
who had once saved his life. But even before he sets out on his
mission, he finds that there is a traitor among his colleagues--a
traitor planted by Moscow Center. Some strong language.  1983.

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BERRIED TO THE HILT: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY
Author:   MACINERNEY, KAREN, 1970-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY    4

LB  06634
1 volume in 1 container

Cranberry Island is flooded with visitors when a two hundred-year-old
anchor is pulled up by a local lobsterman. Natalie is busy running
the Gray Whale Inn, but when one of her guests is murdered, it is up
to her to find the killer before another guest is killed. 2010.

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BEST LAID PLANS
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04569
1 volume in 1 container

Ad executive Leslie Stewart was once engaged to a politician from
Kentucky, Oliver Russell. After he jilts her, Leslie is determined to
ruin Oliver's life. Becoming a publisher brings her power and wealth,
so when Oliver is eventually elected president, she tries to link him
to the deaths of several of his past lovers. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1997.

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BETRAYAL OF TRUST
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  07172
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont and his wife Mel Soames are
summoned to Olympia for a hush-hush case: The governor has discovered
her husband's grandson has a snuff video of a teenage girl on his
phone. 2011.

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BETRAYERS: A NAMELESS DETECTIVE NOVEL
Author:   PRONZINI, BILL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06490
1 volume in 1 container

There are seven deadly sins, but not on the list is the deadliest of
them all: Betrayal. For each of the detectives at the agency, a
betrayal becomes the driving force behind an investigation. Tamara's
investigation of a former lover uncovers a charity-bilking scam. For
Nameless, his attempt to find out who is gaslighting an old woman
exposes the ugly side of family. And Runyon's case is easy enough,
but he's being confronted by a demon trying to force him into a
betrayal. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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BIG FOUR: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  06989
1 volume in 1 container

The Big Four is a virtually invincible criminal conspiracy composed of
a brilliant Chinese man, an American millionaire, a French scientist,
and an elusive master of disguise. Even Hercule Poirot is appalled as
he follows a trail of murders in what could very well prove to be his
final case.  Originally a set of short stories, published in novel
form, it contains Hercule's short-lived brother, Achille, and also the
famous chess-problem story. 1927.

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BIG GAMBLE
Author:   MCGARRITY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEVIN KERNEY     

LB  04835
1 volume in 1 container

When a fire in an abandoned fruit stand in rural Lincoln County
reveals the murdered body of a woman gone missing from Santa Fe years
ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his
estranged son, a man he hardly knows, Deputy Sheriff Clayton Istee.
While Kerney digs into the woman's past, hoping to find clues that
will lead to a credible suspect, Istee must unravel two more homicides
that seem, on the surface, totally unrelated. In the high mountains
of southern New Mexico, Kerney and Istee must go up against rich and
politically powerful opponents who are willing to protect their
reputations at all costs. Violence and strong language. 2002.

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BIG MAX
Author:   PLATT, KIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3

LB  03213
1 volume in 1 container

Big Max, the world's greatest detective, goes to Pooka Pooka to
solve the mystery of the disappearance of the king's prize elephant.
1965.

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BIG WHEAT: A TALE OF BINDLESTIFFS AND BLOOD
Author:   THOMPSON, RICHARD A
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06686
1 volume in 1 container

Just after being jilted by Mabel Boysen, heartbroken Charlie Krueger
confronts his mean drunk of a father and leaves home in North Dakota
in 1919 - but not before glimpsing a stranger covering up something
in a harvested wheat field in the dark. When Mabel's body is found
days later in that field, Charlie is suspected of her murder. And the
stranger, a deranged serial killer who calls himself the Windmill Man,
seeks to eliminate Charlie, his sole witness after decades of murders.
Inevitably, the law and the Windmill Man both come after Charlie.
2011. Descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence.

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BIKE TOUR MYSTERY: NANCY DREW, BOOK 168
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 5 - 8
Series: NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES  168

LB  04987
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy Drew and her girlfriends Bess and George travel to Ireland for
a bike tour that includes teens from other countries. Once there they
realize that the group is in danger from an unknown assailant. For
grades 4-7.   2002.

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BILBAO LOOKING GLASS
Author:   MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SARAH KELLING     

LB  03067
1 volume in 1 container

Young widow Sarah Kelling and her fiancé, Max Bittersohn, open the
door of her summerhouse on Massachusetts' posh North Shore to dis-
cover that someone has hung a priceless antique looking glass in
the front hall. Before long, murders abound and a rash of antique
robberies lands Max in jail. 1983.

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BILLY BOYLE: A BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY #1
Author:   BENN, JAMES R
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY    1

LB  06681
1 volume in 1 container

Billy Boyle, a young Boston Irish cop, has just made detective when
WWII is declared. His mother wangles a job for him on the staff of an
obscure general married to her distant cousin Mamie. But "Uncle Ike"
turns out to be General Dwight D. Eisenhower; his headquarters are in
London which is undergoing the Blitz; and he has a special
assignment for Billy: to be his personal investigator, to catch a spy
who threatens the success of Operation Jupiter, the Allies impending
invasion of Norway. Some descriptions of sex. 2006.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06159
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1930s. Wealthy Joseph Waite hires private investigator Maisie
Dobbs, a former battlefield nurse, to find his missing
thirty-two-year-old daughter, Charlotte. Maisie finds chilling links
to Scotland Yard inspector Stratton's latest murder case and the Great
War's terrible legacy. 2004.

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BITTER TRUTH: A BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY #3
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    3

LB  06846
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1917. Nurse Bess Crawford returns from the battlefield to find
a battered and bruised woman in her doorway. The woman asks Bess to
travel with her back to her Vixen Hill home for moral support. But
family secrets and murder await them. Some strong language. 2011.

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BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER
Author:   DARNTON, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06126
1 volume in 1 container

Both NYPD detective Priscilla Bollingsworth and reporter Jude
Hurley are assigned the murder case of New York Globe editor Theodore
Ratnoff, whose body was found with a taunting note.  Known for
killing reporters' stories, Ratnoff had many enemies.  Other deaths
complicate the investigation.  Some violence and some strong language.
2008.

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BLACK AS HE'S PAINTED: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #28
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   28

LB  01758
1 volume in 1 container

The president of an African republic plans a good-will mission to
England, but someone seems intent on including murder in his
itinerary. Inspector Roderick Alleyn, former classmate of the
president, finds himself in a ticklish predicament when he is
put in charge of security precautions. Some strong language. 1974.

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BLACK ECHO: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH    1

LB  06718
1 volume in 1 container

When Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch sees the tattoo on a
corpse, he recognizes the man as William Meadows, one of his fellow
tunnel rats in Vietnam. Although evidence points to death by drug
overdose, Bosch's suspicions of foul play soon have him tangling with
the FBI. With the help of Agent Eleanor Wish, Bosch begins to uncover
a twenty-year-old robbery scheme.  Strong language, violence, and some
descriptions of sex. 1992.

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BLACK FLAMINGO
Author:   CANNING, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01936
1 volume in 1 container

This is a tense story of intrigue, diamond smuggling, ambition
and romance set in Central Africa. 1962.

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BLACK NOTICE
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   10

LB  04669
1 volume in 1 container

Richmond medical examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a decomposed body
found on a freighter. Evidence leads her to Interpol in Paris, where
she learns of a serial killer who calls himself a werewolf. Back in
Virginia, Kay and policeman Peter Marino find more victims. Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1999.

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BLACK ORCHIDS
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    9

LB  02872
1 volume in 1 container

Nero Wolfe, the famous detective, wants to possess a unique black
orchid. His assistant, Archie Goodwin, helps Wolfe to gain his most
desired possession--by hiding evidence, concealing witnesses,
misleading the police, and risking his life. Of course, it's all in a
day's work if you're employed by Nero Wolfe. Short novels involving
two murders, one by gunshot and one by tetanus. Some strong language.
1942.

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BLACK PLUMES
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  00991
1 volume in 1 container

Robert Madrigal, part owner of an exclusive West End art gallery
is found murdered and the numerous clues seem to cancel each other
out. 1940.

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BLACK TOWER
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  02852
1 volume in 1 container

Adam Dalgliesh goes to Dorset and discovers that the priest who had
summoned him is dead. Adam becomes involved in intrigue and murder
when more deaths occur at a nearby home for the disabled. 1975.

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BLACK TRINITY
Author:   JACOBS, T.C.H
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00948
1 volume in 1 container

When Dr. McAndrews met Chief Superintendent Bellamy, he knew
nothing of the Black Trinity, of the man who was to haunt his
dreams, or of Lotus de Gama with whom he fell in love.  Suddenly
he was plunged into a maelstrom of death from which there seemed
no escape. 1959.

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BLACK WATER
Author:   PARKER, T. JEFFERSON
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MERCI RAYBORN    3

LB  04841
1 volume in 1 container

On Gwen Wildcraft's twenty-sixth birthday, she dies by gunshot in her
bathroom and her policeman husband, Archie, lies wounded in the yard.
Most think it's a murder/attempted suicide, but detective Merci
Rayborn investigates a different angle. Some violence and some strong
language. 2002.

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BLAST OF TRUMPETS
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01924
1 volume in 1 container

Following the near murder of a former policeman about to reveal his
suspicions concerning the "accidental" death of a leading British
scientist, Patrick Dawlish, free-lance detective, begins to uncover
one of the strangest conspiracies of his career: a network of
religious fanatics who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
1975.

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BLESS THE BRIDE: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY   10

LB  06744
1 volume in 1 container

New York, 1903. As she prepares to marry police captain Daniel
Sullivan and give up her private investigative business, Molly Murphy
can't resist taking one more case. A Chinese businessman asks Molly to
locate his missing bride - who may have run away from their arranged
marriage. 2011.

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BLIND ALLEY
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN    5

LB  04928
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan reconstructs a victim's face--one who
eerily resembles Eve's adopted daughter Jane. While a serial killer
targets Jane look-alikes, Jane's recurrent nightmares track the path
of the murderer to her door. Some violence and some strong language.
Bestseller. 2004.

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BLIND SWITCH
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07201
1 volume in 1 container

Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly
game of fixing horse races and murder - of the four-legged king.
One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious
advertising account representative, goes to work one find Chicago day
and finds his desk and his job both gone. At loose ends, Doyle
accepts a most unusual offer from an acquaintance, Moe Kellman,
"furrier to the Mob," to fix a horse race. The context of making the
deal, a Cubs game at storied Wrigley Field, sets the tone for the
drama that follows. The FBI coopts Doyle into a quest after people
who are maiming or killing thoroughbred horses for their insurance
values. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of
sex. 2004.

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BLOND BABOON
Author:   VAN DE WETERING, JANWILLEM
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02530
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "Outsider in Amsterdam" (RC 43181), detectives
Grijpstra and De Gier are called to the scene of a middle-aged
woman's death--an apparent accident. But factors, such as the dead
woman's wealth and an ex-lover called "Blond Baboon," cause the pair
of sleuths to suspect murder. 1978.

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BLOOD ALONE: A BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY #3
Author:   BENN, JAMES R
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY    3

LB  06683
1 volume in 1 container

Billy Boyle awakens in a field hospital in Sicily with amnesia. In
his pocket is a yellow silk handkerchief embroidered with the initial
L. Gradually, he remembers: he has been sent ashore in advance of the
troops with this token from Lucky Luciano to contact the head of the
Sicilian Mafia. But he must also thwart a murderous band of
counterfeiters of Army scrip led by Vito Genovese. Violence and strong
language. 2008.

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BLOOD AND CIRCUSES: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY, BOOK 6
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    6

LB  06021
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. Detective Phryne Fisher's former love interest Alan
Lee asks Phryne to investigate vandalism at the circus, including
poisoned animals, sabotaged tightropes--and murder. When ex-performer
Amelia Parkes is arrested, Phryne goes undercover at the carnival to
expose the truth. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions
of sex. 1994.

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BLOOD BALLAD
Author:   MACPHERSON, RETT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06144
1 volume in 1 container

Genealogist Torie O'Shea is out birding as part of New Kassell,
Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts
shooting at her and her partner.  Running for her life, she stumbles
over an antique trunk and discovers a badly beaten dead body stuffed
inside.  On the heels of this gruesome discovery, musicologist Glen
Morgan shows up at Torie's textile museum claiming to be her cousin,
and says he has proof that many of the most famous songs played by the
Morgan Family, famous country music singers, were written by her
grandfather. As a genealogist and the head of the local historical
society, Torie doesn't appreciate anyone shaking up a family tree that
she has spent years putting together.  But following some serious
snooping into both the shooting and Glen's exorbitant claim, Torie
unearths well-hidden secrets about her own family, and the town.
2008.

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BLOOD COUNT
Author:   SHANNON, DELL, 1921-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUIS MENDOZA MYSTERY   37

LB  03937
1 volume in 1 container

Fiftyish, attractive widow Louise Cannady, visiting Los Angeles from
Indianapolis, is found dead from a blow to the head in her crashed
car.  Chief Luis Mendoza of the Los Angeles Police Department is
tenacious in running down every lead, but it is by sheer lucky
coincidence that he solves the murder. Some strong language. 1986.

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BLOOD SPORT
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01606
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07327
1 volume in 1 container

Gene Hawkins decides to spend his three weeks vacation from the secret
security agency in helping Dave Teller, an old friend of his boss,
find the vanished Chrysalis, a stallion Dave and his colleagues had
paid over a million dollars for, and the third to disappear in the
States. 1968.

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BLOOD TRAIL: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL    8

LB  06117
1 volume in 1 container

When a Wyoming hunter is murdered and his carcass treated like game,
Governor Spencer Rulon asks Joe Pickett to join the investigation.
Because a clue links the case to two other hunters' deaths, Rulon
suspects the killer is an animal activist--but Joe seeks proof.
Violence and some strong language. 2008.

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BLUE HAMMER
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW ARCHER     

LB  02307
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Lew Archer is drawn into a web of family complications and
murder when he is hired to retrieve a stolen canvas reputed to be the
work of a famous artist who vanished mysteriously. 1976.

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BLUE KNIGHT
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01359
1 volume in 1 container

Bumper Morgan, a cop for twenty years, has a heart of gold under
his bronze badge. The backbone of the Los Angeles Police Department,
he is the Blue Knight to his fiancée, Cassie. Strong language and
explicit descriptions of sex. 1972.

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BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY #7
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    7

LB  05145
1 volume in 1 container

The continuing adventures of Precious Ramotswe of Botswana's only
ladies' detective agency. Mma Ramotswe investigates several cases
including accusations of food theft from a college kitchen, aided by
her assistant Grace Makutsi. Grace thinks her own fiancé is
reconsidering their relationship after discovering she is a feminist.
Bestseller. 2006.

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BLUEBERRY MUFFIN MURDER: A HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY #3
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY    3

LB  06455
1 volume in 1 container

Lake Eden, Minnesota, is hosting a winter festival, and bakery owner
Hannah Swensen is the chief supplier of sweets. Celebrity television
chef Connie Mac is hired to bake a cake but ends up being murdered in
Hannah's kitchen. Hannah investigates with her sister Andrea's help.
2002.

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BMX BUNCH ON VACATION
Author:   LYNAM, TERENCE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6

LB  04060
1 volume in 1 container

Practicing bicycle tricks at their campsite, the members of the BMX
Bunch stumble into a hidden cave and into the life of a homeless man.
1988.

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BMX BUNCH TURNS DETECTIVE
Author:   LYNAM, TERENCE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6

LB  04084
1 volume in 1 container

The members of the BMX Bunch take a break from practicing wheelies
on their bikes to investigate a suspicious character in the park.
1988.

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BODY FARM
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA    5

LB  04370
1 volume in 1 container

Suspecting they are dealing again with serial killer Temple Gault, the
FBI bring in forensic pathologist consultant Dr. Kay Scarpetta for the
North Carolina murder case of eleven-year-old Emily Steiner. While
puzzling over the evidence, Scarpetta learns that her niece Lucy, an
FBI intern, has been framed for stealing information. Scarpetta's
sleuthing turns up a surprising link between the two cases.
Strong language and some violence. 1994.

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BODY IN THE BASEMENT: A FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY #6
Author:   PAGE, KATHERINE HALL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY    6

LB  04655
1 volume in 1 container

Faith Fairchild's next-door Maine neighbor, Pix, checks on the
Fairchilds' island summer cottage and discovers wrapped in a valuable
quilt the dead body of Mitchell Pierce, a handyman who dabbled in
antiques. Sharing her friend Faith's inquisitive nature, Pix resolves
to solve the murder. Includes recipes. Some strong language. 1994.

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BODY IN THE BOUDOIR
Author:   PAGE, KATHERINE HALL
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY   20

LB  07171
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1990, and Faith Sibley is a single woman leading a glamorous
life in New York City. But when she meets the Reverend Thomas
Fairchild it's love at first sight, and before she know it her life
is changing drastically. Problems posed by Faith's sister, her
Italian assistant, and perspective new in-laws are nothing compared
to the fact that someone out there is dead set on making sure Faith
doesn't reach the altar. Before it's too late, Faith needs to figure
out who is trying to sabotage the wedding - by eliminating the bride!
Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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BODY IN THE LIBRARY: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  01290
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06791
1 volume in 1 container

The body of a dancing hostess from a seaside resort turns up in
the library of a married colonel. Miss Marple is her customary
uncanny self while helping the local police to find the killer.
1942.
Also available in RC 56994 "Five Complete Miss Marple Novels"
with "The Mirror Crack'd", "A Caribbean Mystery," "Nemesis," &
"What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!"

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BODY IN THE MOONLIGHT: A FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY #11
Author:   PAGE, KATHERINE HALL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FAITH FAIRCHILD MYSTERY   11

LB  04999
1 volume in 1 container

Faith Fairchild caters First Parish's fund-raising mystery dinner,
where a beautiful young lady--of whom her minister husband is
fond--dies of poison. Soon the body of the lady's fiancé is found on
the moonlit sidewalk. While the village gossips, Faith's husband
becomes distant. Some strong language. 2001.

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BODY WORK
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY   14

LB  06545
1 volume in 1 container

PI V.I. Warshawski visits a nightclub where audience members paint the
body of a naked performer. The intricate work of one participant,
Nadia, enrages an ex-soldier. Later, when Nadia is killed and cops
suspect the vet, his parents hire Warshawski to prove his innocence.
Violence and strong language. 2010.

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BONE BY BONE
Author:   O'CONNELL, CAROL, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06235
1 volume in 1 container

Two decades ago, teenager Oren Hobbs and his younger brother Josh
went into the woods - but Josh never came home. Now Oren quits his
military-investigator career and returns to his aging father's home,
where Josh's bones are being left, one by one, on the porch. Violence
and strong language. 2008.

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BONECRACK
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01901
1 volume in 1 container

Taking over the management of his father's training and racing
stables, Neil Griffon is threatened by a millionaire who wants his
spoiled young son to ride the favorite horse in the derby. 1971.

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BONES IN THE ATTIC
Author:   BARNARD, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05262
1 volume in 1 container

Matt Harper, former soccer-player-turned-media-reporter, discovers a
baby's skeleton in his newly bought house in Leeds. The police date
the death to 1969 when, coincidentally, Matt stayed with his aunt in
the same neighborhood. He investigates and uncovers unsavory secrets
about his childhood playmates. Some strong language. 2001.

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BONNIE
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   14
Series: EVE QUINN AND BONNIE TRILOGY    3

LB  07159
1 volume in 1 container

Trilogy conclusion. The final hunt for the culprit who killed forensic
sculptor Eve Duncan's seven-year-old daughter Bonnie years ago. Eve,
detective Joe Quinn, agent Catherine Ling, and Bonnie's father John
Gallo chase their elusive target. Some violence and some strong
language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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BONY AND THE MOUSE
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  01669
1 volume in 1 container

Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a small Australian
town.  What is the connection between these three very different
killings and why is the local Aborigine tribe always far away from the
town at the times of the murders?  Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte,
the half-Aborigine detective, finds this small community very
close-knit and difficult to penetrate. 1973.

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BONY AND THE WHITE SAVAGE
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  01984
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Bonaparte and his assistant track down a suspected
rapist along treacherous cliffs and find a surprise that shakes
even the inspector. 1961.

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BOOBYTRAP: A NAMELESS DETECTIVE NOVEL
Author:   PRONZINI, BILL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04624
1 volume in 1 container

Emotionally exhausted from the events surrounding his partner's
suicide, the "Nameless Detective" welcomes the chance for a quiet
vacation when San Francisco Assistant D.A. Patrick Dixon offers him a
week's free use of a quiet cabin in return for driving Dixon's wife
and son to their summer cottage on a High Sierra lake.  But also among
the vacationers at Deep Mountain Lake that week is recently paroled
explosives expert Donald Michael Latimer - no coincidence, since
Latimer has devised a warped plan for revenge against the men who sent
him to prison.

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BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF
Author:   NEWMARK, ELLE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06249
1 volume in 1 container

Taking a job as a chef's apprentice at the palace of the doge, late
fifteenth-century Venice street orphan Luciano becomes increasingly
suspicious about his master's shadowy past and learns about an
ancient book containing a dangerous power. 2008.

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BOOKMARKED TO DIE
Author:   DERESKE, JO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05323
1 volume in 1 container

Waking up on the morning of her forty-second birthday, Miss Zukas
finds her orderly life crumbling around her. A collection of local
authors' works she's promoting has ignited a dangerous firestorm
of jealousy and anger in tiny Bellehaven, Washington. Two of the
participants of the group counseling sessions her library director
insists she attend are now dead. An obnoxiously bubbly new librarian
is turning the head of Helma's longtime admirer, Police Chief Wayne
Gallant. And worst of all, her feline companion, Boy Cat Zukas,
disappears. 2006.

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BOOKWOMAN'S LAST FLING: A CLIFF JANEWAY MYSTERY
Author:   DUNNING, JOHN, 1942-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CLIFF JANEWAY     

LB  05092
1 volume in 1 container

Homicide-detective-turned-bookseller Cliff Janeway travels to the
Idaho estate of late horseman Harold Geiger to appraise his library,
once the passion of Harold's collector wife, Candice, who died
mysteriously long ago. When Cliff discovers valuable volumes missing,
he investigates the family's shadowy past - one that may involve
murder. Some strong language. 2006.

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BOOMERANG CLUE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04355
1 volume in 1 container

Murder brings together a young man running away from honest work and
a titled young lady with a taste for intrigue. They find themselves
falling in love with danger and each other, while a diabolically
cunning killer tries to give their affair the kiss of death. 1934.
[Also published as "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?"  LB 01834.]

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BORDERLINE: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  06237
1 volume in 1 container

Ranger Anna Pigeon and her husband Paul are taking a guided rafting
trip along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border when things go
horribly wrong. They lose the raft, find an almost-dead pregnant
Mexican woman in the river, and dodge sniper fire. Violence and
strong language. 2009.

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BORROWER OF THE NIGHT
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: VICKY BLISS    1

LB  01579
1 volume in 1 container

Humorous, romantic adventure involves two history instructors,
Vicky Bliss and Tony Lawrence, who compete for a priceless altar
carving thought to be hidden in a castle in Franconia.

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BOY IN THE SUITCASE
Author:   KAABERBOL, LENE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07126
1 volume in 1 container

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive
do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help. When her
estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the
Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous
project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase
is a three-year-old boy - naked and drugged, but alive. When Karin is
discovered brutally murdered, Nina realized that she and the boy are
in grave danger. In a desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to
figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying
to hunt him down. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex, and some
strong language. 2008.

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BOYS FROM BRAZIL
Author:   LEVIN, IRA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01913
1 volume in 1 container

Chilling mystery about a worldwide plot by a group of Nazis to
assassinate ninety-four civil servants who will soon be sixty-five.
Yakov Liebermann, an aging Nazi-hunter, is considered to be the only
man able to stop the killings. Some strong language. 1975.

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BRASS VERDICT
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   14

LB  06779
1 volume in 1 container

Still recovering from the events of The Lincoln Lawyer (RC 61492),
defense attorney Mickey Haller is assigned murdered colleague Jerry
Vincent's high-profile, movie-mogul, wife-killing case. Meanwhile,
Haller develops an uneasy alliance with police detective Harry Bosch,
who is investigating Vincent's death. Strong language and some
violence. Bestseller. 2008.

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BRAT FARRAR
Author:   TEY, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01154
1 volume in 1 container

Simon Ashby is about to turn twenty-one and come into his late
parents' horse farm and considerable inheritance. Unexpectedly, a
stranger claiming to be his dead twin, Patrick, appears and causes
consternation in Simon, upheaval in the family, and violence in
the quiet English countryside. 1950.

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BREAKING POINT: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   13

LB  07378
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is stunned to learn that Butch
Roberson, the father of his daughter's best friend, is accused of
killing two EPA employees. The victims had ordered Butch to stop
building on his land. As Joe tracks Butch, new complications emerge.
Strong language and some violence. Bestseller.  2013.

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BREAKING SILENCE
Author:   CASTILLO, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL    3

LB  06787
1 volume in 1 container

Painters Mill, Ohio. Police chief Kate Burkholder investigates after
three murders of an Amish family are found dead in their manure pit.
Signs of foul play suggest that their deaths are not accidental but
may be linked to hate crimes. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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BREATH OF SUSPICION
Author:   FERRARS, E.X
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02428
1 volume in 1 container

The head scientist of a germ warfare research station in Sutherland
kills himself just before the security people closed in to arrest
him for handing secrets to the Russians.  A year later his assistant,
Paul Clyro, suddenly vanishes.  After meeting Clyro's wife at a
party, Richard Hedon attempts to untangle the mystery. 1972.

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BRETHREN
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04957
1 volume in 1 container

In a federal penitentiary in Florida, three former judges known as the
Brethren hold court. Besides handling inmate disputes and appeals,
they have devised a scheme to blackmail men on the outside. But when
one of their targets turns out to be a CIA-financed candidate for
president, they find themselves in hot water. 2000.

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BRIGHT FUTURES: A LEW FONESCA MYSTERY
Author:   KAMINSKY, STUART M
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW FONESCA MYSTERY     

LB  06271
1 volume in 1 container

Sarasota, Florida. Two teens from a high school for gifted students
hire process server Lew Fonesca. Their classmate Ronnie stands accused
of murdering Philip Horvecki, a wealthy developer who sought to
abolish a college financial-aid program. The investigation pits Lew
against an unknown assailant. Strong language and some violence.
2008.

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BRIGHT ORANGE FOR THE SHROUD
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE    6

LB  03613
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Travis McGee has never met an underdog quite like Arthur
Wilkinson.  Arthur has been tricked into marriage by a seemingly sweet
young woman--who turns out to be neither sweet nor young.  Some
strong language. 1965.

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BROKEN SHORE
Author:   TEMPLE, PETER
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05305
1 volume in 1 container

Homicide cop Joe Cashin, who left the city to become station commander
for his small hometown on the South Australian coast, investigates a
brutal attack on wealthy Charles Bourgoyne. Three Aboriginal teens are
accused, but Cashin has doubts about the boys' involvement in the
crime. Violence and strong language. 2007.

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BROKEN WINDOW: A LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL
Author:   DEAVER, JEFFERY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL    8

LB  06149
1 volume in 1 container

When his cousin Arthur is accused of murder, quadriplegic criminalist
Lincoln Rhyme suspects Arthur was framed. As Lincoln and New York
detective Amelia Sachs investigate, they connect the crime to a killer
who uses computer data-mining software to pick his victims. Violence
and strong language. Bestseller.  2008.

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BROOKLYN BONES: AN ERICA DONATO MYSTERY
Author:   STEIN, TRISS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ERICA DONATO    1

LB  07298
1 volume in 1 container

Brooklyn native Erica Donato just wants to focus on her PhD research.
But when her teenage daughter Chris finds a skeleton behind a wall in
their crumbling Park Slope home, they are both touched and disturbed
by the mysterious tragedy. Investigating, they return to her
neighborhood in its edgy, pre-gentrification days, when the age of
Aquarius was turning dark. Strong language. 2013.

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BROTHERS OF BAKER STREET: A BAKER STREET LETTERS MYSTERY
Author:   ROBERTSON, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BAKER STREET LETTERS    2

LB  06794
1 volume in 1 container

London solicitor Reggie Heath, who leased office space on Baker Street
finds his obligations include making sure letters to Sherlock Holmes
at 221B are answered, if with formulaic replies. Reggie's latest
client is the driver of one of London's famous Black Cabs, accused of
murdering two American tourists. But while Reggie is working on that
case, the letters to Sherlock Holmes are piling up - including one
from someone who claims to be a descendant of Professor James
Moriarty. Violence.2011.

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BRUSH WITH DEATH
Author:   DUNCAN, ELIZABETH J
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07031
1 volume in 1 container

When Penny Brannigan moves to her cottage in the small Welsh town of
Llanelen and begins sorting through the belongings of her benefactor,
a deceased teacher, she comes across a packet of love letters from a
promising young Liverpool artist named A. Jones. An artist herself,
Penny sets out to discover more about this mysterious painter who met
a tragic end in an accident in 1970. With the help of a small group
of townsfolk, Penny sets out to prove that art theft is at the heart
of the case, and that Jones' death was no accident. Some strong
language, some violence. 2010.

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BRUTAL TELLING: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    5

LB  07102
1 volume in 1 container

Quebec. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the murder of an
old man found bludgeoned in a bistro. At a remote cabin purportedly
owned by the deceased, Gamache and his team find a cache of rare
books, priceless antiquities--and blood. Some strong language. 2009.

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BRYANT AND MAY OFF THE RAILS
Author:   FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PECULIAR CRIMES UNIT     

LB  06749
1 volume in 1 container

Arthur Bryant, John May, and their team of proud eccentrics have been
given only one week to hunt down a murderer they've already caught
once and who is now luring them down into the darkest shadows of the
London Underground. The only thing the Peculiar Crimes Unit knows
about the man is that he got out of a locked room and killed one of
their best and brightest. Violence and some strong language. 2010.

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BRYANT AND MAY ON THE LOOSE
Author:   FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PECULIAR CRIMES UNIT     

LB  06702
1 volume in 1 container

With the special police's Peculiar Crimes Unit shut down, Arthur
Bryant is feeling withdrawn and depressed while his partner, John May,
is considering PI work. When a former team member stumbles on a
beheaded corpse in the heart of London's King's Cross neighborhood,
May artfully uses the discovery to gain the Peculiar Crimes Unit
another lease on life. Given one week to solve the case, without
any official sanction or access to police resources, May pulls Bryant
out of his doldrums and reassembles the unit. Violence, some strong
language and some descriptions of sex. 2009

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BUCK PASSES FLYNN
Author:   MCDONALD, GREGORY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02887
1 volume in 1 container

A fast-paced thriller laced with black humor. Francis Xavier Flynn
investigates the most outrageous financial scheme of the century.
An anonymous donor creates global economic disaster by flooding
America with packages containing $100,000 each. Some strong language.
1981.

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BURDEN OF PROOF
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04361
1 volume in 1 container

Alejandro Stern, attorney-hero of Scott Turow's first novel, "Presumed
Innocent" (RC 26965), returns from Chicago, where he has been defending
 his brother-in-law Dixon Hartnell, who is under investigation
by a federal grand jury.  Stern discovers his wife of thirty years
has committed suicide and, in his grief, must face his own and his
family's deepest secrets. Bestseller. 1990.

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BURIED IN A BOOK
Author:   ARLINGTON, LUCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NOVEL IDEA MYSTERY    1

LB  07209
1 volume in 1 container

First in a series. After losing her job as a journalist at the age
of 45, Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a
thriving literary agency in North Carolina. When a penniless aspiring
author drops dead in the agency's waiting room - and Lila discovers a
series of threatening letters - she's determined to find out who
wrote him off. 2012.

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BURIED IN SO SWEET A PLACE
Author:   FORBES, STANTON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02514
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Kate Donovan never bargained for murder when she began
writing the advice to the lovelorn column for the Boston Globe.
1977.

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BURIED IN THE PAST
Author:   LEMARCHAND, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02032
1 volume in 1 container

A gruesome discovery by a pair of amateur archaeologists presents
another mystery to Detective Sgt. Pollard and Detective Sgt. Toye.
1974.

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BURIED SECRETS
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: NANCY DREW FILES   10

LB  04180
1 volume in 1 container

When Nancy saves candidate Todd Harrington from a sniper's bullet,
a reporter challenges her to solve the mystery of Todd's father's
death.  Todd's father was mayor of River Heights and died while
running for governor.  Warned by a prowler to drop the case, Nancy
is almost killed when someone tries to run her car off the road.
1987.

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BURN
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  06555
1 volume in 1 container

New Orleans. Vacationing Anna Pigeon investigates a punk she suspects
of pedophilia. Meanwhile Seattle actress Clare Sullivan, accused of
killing her husband and daughters, eludes police and searches for her
girls, believing they were brought here as sex slaves. Violence,
strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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BURN MARKS
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY    6

LB  04280
1 volume in 1 container

Victoria (V.I.) Warshawski is awakened at 3:00 a.m. by the persistent
ringing of the doorbell. At the door stands her aunt Elena, whose
"residential" hotel has just burned to the ground. When V.I. is hired
to investigate the fire, Elena disappears, a young girl is found dead
at a construction site, and three attempts are made on V.I.'s life.
Apparently someone is not happy that she has uncovered a civic scam.
Some violence. 1990.

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BURN OUT: A SHARON MCCONE MYSTERY
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHARON MCCONE MYSTERY   26

LB  06090
1 volume in 1 container

California. Traumatized by a near-deadly investigation, PI Sharon
McCone retreats to her high-desert ranch, where she becomes embroiled
in the case of the murder of troubled Hayley Perez, her foreman's
niece. While learning to accept her own Shoshone heritage, Sharon
uncovers troubling  secrets about Hayley's dysfunctional family.
Some strong language. 2008.

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BURN THIS
Author:   MCCLOY, HELEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02695
1 volume in 1 container

"Burn this" is the command given by the paper that blows through the
window on the day of Harriet Sutton's housewarming. The paper indicates
 a plot to murder a cruel book critic. Instead, Harriet's lawyer
is murdered in her living room, and her troubled son, Tommy, is
suspected. Desperate, Harriet calls in Dr. Basil Willing, the eminent
psychologist, to clear her son. 1980.

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BURROWS: A RED RIVER MYSTERY
Author:   WORTHAM, REAVIS Z
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RED RIVER MYSTERY    2

LB  07203
1 volume in 1 container

Constable Ned Parker comes out of retirement when Center Springs,
Texas, becomes the latest stop for a murderer. When a dead man is
found hooked to fishing lines in the river, a lead points to the
long-abandoned Cotton Exchange warehouse which appears to be a
hoarder's paradise. Each floor is stuffed to the ceiling with garbage,
furniture, books, tools, tires, rats, and filth. But it is also host
to booby-traps, shafts, and bales. Was this lair built out of
desperation or designed to torture and kill anyone trying to capture
the elusive killer? 2012. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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BURY YOUR DEAD: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    6

LB  06551
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come to Quebec City 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 Samuel de Champlain ends in murder. Meanwhile, he is
receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where
beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. As past
and present collide, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own
past before he can bury his dead. Strong language. 2010.

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BUSHRANGER OF THE SKIES
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  03886
1 volume in 1 container

The Police Sergeant's car was bombed while he was investigating the
murder of two stockmen on a cattle station in Central Australia.
Detective-Inspector "Bony" Bonaparte was almost caught in the car
blast, and he is determined to solve the crime. 1940.

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BUTCHER'S BOY
Author:   PERRY, THOMAS, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUTCHERS BOY    1

LB  02962
1 volume in 1 container

After assassinating a Colorado senator, the hit man known as "the
butcher's boy" discovers somebody wants him dead. He flees shadowy
employers as Justice Department analyst Elizabeth Waring picks up the
trail. Prequel to Sleeping Dogs (RC 56732). Some explicit descriptions
of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1982.

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C IS FOR CORPSE: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    3

LB  06729
1 volume in 1 container

Private eye Kinsey Millhone meets rich, twenty-three-year-old Bobby
Callahan in a weightlifting club one night. The intrepid woman detective
learns that Bobby's disfigured face and frame are the result of
a car crash that he believes was no accident. Kinsey takes on the
case, but not in time to avert another accident, this time fatal. Now
she must find the killer. Some strong language.

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C.B. GREENFIELD: NO LADY IN THE HOUSE
Author:   KALLEN, LUCILLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02936
1 volume in 1 container

A cleaning woman fails to show up and C.B. Greenfield, the publisher
of the Sloan's Ford Reporter, is faced with murder. Maggie Rome, his
chief reporter and reluctant Watson, pursues clues that involve an
actress manqué and best-selling author felled by success. 1982.

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C.B. GREENFIELD: THE TANGLEWOOD MURDER
Author:   KALLEN, LUCILLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02690
1 volume in 1 container

The whimsical detective team of C. B. Greenfield, publisher of the
"Reporter", and his right-hand woman Maggie Rome, is at Tanglewood
attending a Boston Symphony rehearsal when a musician dies onstage.
It becomes evident that murder has been committed, and such suspects
as a wronged wife, a wronged mistress, and a bitter fellow violinist
are investigated. 1980.

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CABLE CAR MURDER
Author:   TAYLOR, ELIZABETH ATWOOD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02928
1 volume in 1 container

This is at once a baffling whodunit and a witty, involving story of
a woman pulling her life together. Maggie Elliott, a young widow and
newly reformed alcoholic, resolves to track down and uncover the
source of the dubious "accidents" that have claimed the lives of her
half-sister and niece. 1981.

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CADILLAC JUKEBOX: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL    9

LB  04792
1 volume in 1 container

Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux gets a call for help from redneck Aaron
Crown, who after twenty-eight years is convicted of killing a
prominent civil rights activist. Though he is warned off the case,
Robicheaux decides to buck the power structure and take some personal
risks to prove Crown's innocence. Strong language, violence and
descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1996.

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CALF FOR VENUS
Author:   LOFTS, NORAH, 1904-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00981
1 volume in 1 container

The coffee house was a warm place with pretty serving girls and
polite customers, but rumors circulated about what went on at
night when the old oak door was closed.  One day Dr. Shadbolt
decided to find out the truth. 1949.

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CALIFORNIA GIRL
Author:   PARKER, T. JEFFERSON
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04919
1 volume in 1 container

In 1968, Playboy centerfold Janelle Vonn is murdered in Orange County,
California. Her neighbors, the Becker boys--a minister, a reporter,
and a detective--each does his part to bring the killer to justice.
Decades later the brothers must face their mistakes. Strong language
and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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CALL IT ACCIDENT
Author:   FOLEY, RAE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03938
1 volume in 1 container

Hiram Potter has left the comforts of his Gramercy Park townhouse for
the neon lights of Las Vegas to investigate a series of extremely
puzzling casualties that threaten to wipe out a prominent San
Francisco family. 1965.

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CARAVAN TO VACCARES
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01301
1 volume in 1 container

Set in the south of France, this sophisticated adventure story
details the frantic chase of a band of gypsies intent on capturing
some Russian scientists and delivering them to the Chinese.  1970.

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CARDS ON THE TABLE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07273
1 volume in 1 container

M. Poirot and Mr. Shaitana discuss what they consider to be the
best murder cases from their files. But before they can finish
their discussion, Mr. Shaitana is dead.
Also available as RC 54003 "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels,"
with "Thirteen at Dinner," "Murder on the Orient Express,"
"The ABC Murders," and "Death on the Nile."

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CAREFUL USE OF COMPLIMENTS: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    4

LB  07053
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, from The Right Attitude to
Rain (RC 64006), investigates rumors of forgery surrounding artwork
attributed to a deceased Scottish painter who may have been the victim
of foul play. Meanwhile, Isabel continues to contemplate marriage to
her lover, Jamie, the father of her newborn son. 2007.

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CARIBBEAN MYSTERY: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00993
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07054
1 volume in 1 container

Miss Marple, vacationing on a Caribbean island, is listening to a
major who is suddenly interrupted as he is about to show her a photograph
 of a murderer he has known. The next day the major dies suspiciously
 and several murders occur before Miss Marple remembers the
detail that helps unravel the mystery.1964. Also available in RC 56994
"Five Complete Miss Marple Novels," with "The Mirror Crack'd,"
"Nemesis," "The Body in the Library," "What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!"
and "The Body in the Library."

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CARROT CAKE MURDER: A HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   10

LB  06060
1 volume in 1 container

Lake Eden, Minnesota. Baker Hannah Swensen attends the family reunion
of a friend whose long-lost uncle, Gus, unexpectedly resurfaces. When
Gus misses a group photo, Hannah looks for him and finds his body. She
investigates Gus's past to solve his murder--while handling her cat's
increasingly bizarre antics. Includes recipes. 2008.

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CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  00947
1 volume in 1 container

Originally published in 1927. This final dozen cases completes the
amazing career of Sherlock Holmes. Among the short stories included
are "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client,"  "The Adventure of the
Veiled Lodger," and "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire." 1955.
  [BR 10559 Includes an introduction by editor W.W. Robson and
  Doyle's chronology.]

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CASE IS CLOSED
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05105
1 volume in 1 container

The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been
charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his
sentence already. The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing
but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin,
Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself. But when Hilary
is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiancé for
help. Fortunately, he is acquainted with the singular Miss Silver,
who is only too pleased to be asked to investigate. 1937.

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CASE OF BAD TASTE: A MORNING SHADE MYSTERY #1
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MORNING SHADE    1

LB  06073
1 volume in 1 container

Nothing ever happened in the tiny community of Morning Shade,
Arkansas. That is, until now. The whole town is ablaze with the news
of a break-in. But a burglar who doesn't take anything? That's what
town watchdog Hurgus Conley and his feisty elderly sidekick, Stella
Diamond, can't figure out. Who's ever heard of a thief who rearranges
furniture and replaces old lamps with new ones: For frustrated author
Maude Diamond, it's better material than she could ever have come up
with on her own. 2005.

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CASE OF CROOKED LETTERS: A MORNING SHADE MYSTERY #2
Author:   COPELAND, LORI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MORNING SHADE    2

LB  06172
1 volume in 1 container

A series of chain letters throws the townspeople of Morning Shade into
a tizzy. Who is trying to bilk little old ladies out of their money
with promises of good health and untold millions? What starts out as
a simple chain letter can turn into full-fledged mail fraud, and
someone in town is to blame. Meanwhile Maude Diamond is busy
fulfilling another book contract and dreaming of the day her financial
woes will be solved. 2004.

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CASE OF JENNIE BRICE
Author:   RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, 1876-1958
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02329
1 volume in 1 container

LB  05282
1 volume in 1 container

Jennie Brice, a mediocre young actress, disappears one night during a
spring flood. Her husband happily suspects that she may have left him,
but the landlady's suspicions point to foul play. 1975.

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CASE OF THE CAT'S MEOW
Author:   BONSALL, CROSBY NEWELL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3
Series: I CAN READ BOOK     

LB  03299
1 volume in 1 container

Snitch is certain someone is going to steal his cat Mildred even
though his brother, Wizard, and their fellow sleuths, Tubby and
Skinny, scoff at the idea. Sure enough, Mildred is soon missing
and the four boys must put their investigative skills to work.
1965.

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CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  04755
1 volume in 1 container

Carl W. Montaine, potential heir to a fortune, has recently married
Rhoda against his family's wishes. Though it is more than seven years
since the death of Gregory Moxley, Rhoda's previous husband, she is
still afraid to collect his insurance. She also wonders if she could
be prosecuted if Moxley's body is ever found. Poorly disguised as
Helen Crocker, Rhoda consults criminal lawyer Perry Mason. 1934.

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CASE OF THE DARING DECOY
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  01868
1 volume in 1 container

Take a no-holds-barred proxy war for a rich Texas oil company, with
Jerry Conway, its young president, fighting for survival. Add a
beautiful woman in a mud pack and not much else who gives up a freshly
fired. 38 to Conway before she shows him the door. Top it off with the
body of another young woman with a bullet in her chest fired by the
same gun, and you have the recipe for the perfect murder. Perry Mason
has two problems. His client Jerry Conway, is the prime suspect. And
Perry is the accused accessory. 1957.

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CASE OF THE DOUBLE CROSS
Author:   BONSALL, CROSBY NEWELL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3

LB  03237
1 volume in 1 container

Marigold concocts a mystery that gets her and her friends into the
boy's Private Eye club. 1980.

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CASE OF THE DROWNING DUCK
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  04350
1 volume in 1 container

John L. Witherspoon didn't approve of his daughter Lois's love affair,
and he hired Perry Mason to break it up. If Mason would investigate
an 18-year-old murder, Witherspoon was sure the results would change
Lois's mind. 1942.

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CASE OF THE DROWSY MOSQUITO
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  02238
1 volume in 1 container

Perry Mason is embroiled in litigation over a mining company.  His
client Banning Clarke, prospector-turned-mining-executive, wants to
regain controlling stock in the firm, but some will stop at nothing
to see that he fails. 1943.

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CASE OF THE FENCED-IN WOMAN
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  01511
1 volume in 1 container

Perry Mason becomes enmeshed in a bitter divorce and property dispute
when Morley Eden and Vivian Carson end up as co-inhabitants of a house
that is divided by a barbed wire fence through the living room. The
strange case takes a more sinister twist when a dead body is found
in the house. 1972.
[RC 45738 pub. 1995.

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CASE OF THE GILDED FLY
Author:   CRISPIN, EDMUND
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02454
1 volume in 1 container

Engaging Gervase Fen, a don and amateur sleuth with a passion for
criminal investigation, gets a chance to display his abilities.
Three people intimately connected with the Oxford repertory theater
company are murdered within one week. Fen and justice eventually
prevail. 1954.

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CASE OF THE HALF-WAKENED WIFE
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  02128
1 volume in 1 container

Perry Mason had always claimed that circumstantial evidence never
lied, that people simply put it together wrongly. Then he takes on a
case which appears to be jinxed from the very start and everything
points without a shadow of doubt to his client's guilt. But Perry
has faith in Marion Shelby, accused of murdering her husband, and
despite the evidence, he is determined to prove her innocence.
1945.

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CASE OF THE HUNGRY STRANGER
Author:   BONSALL, CROSBY NEWELL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3

LB  03216
1 volume in 1 container

Shortly after Wizard pronounces himself a private eye, Mrs. Meech,
the lady next door, hires him to find the thief who stole her
blueberry pie.  Mysterious fun for grades K-3. 1963.

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CASE OF THE ICE-COLD HANDS
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  02767
1 volume in 1 container

The stunning brunette is nervous and in a tremendous hurry.  She
gives Perry Mason five $100 pari-mutuel tickets on Dough Boy, running
in the third, and asks him to collect the money if the horse wins.
Then she leaves before Mason can get her telephone number.  When
the horse comes in first, Mason goes to collect the eighteen thousand
dollars won on the tickets.  Then the law steps in, saying that
embezzled money was used to place the bet.  Mason's investigation
leads to murder and, of course, a dramatic, tension-filled trial.
1962.

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CASE OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOLL
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  02768
1 volume in 1 container

One of Perry Mason's most startling clients is lovely Dorrie Ambler,
who insists that Mason inspect and identify her by her appendectomy
scar.  Later, when she makes history and headlines at the Inter-
national Airport, both Mason and Drake realize the importance of
that request to their case. 1963.

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CASE OF THE MYTHICAL MONKEYS
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  02861
1 volume in 1 container

A famous author hires an attractive young secretary, Gladys; sends
her on a free ski weekend; and gives her explicit directions for a
return shortcut. When Gladys is lost, she finds refuge in a cabin
but confronts a corpse. She goes to Perry Mason for help. 1959.

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CASE OF THE POSTPONED MURDER
Author:   GARDNER, ERLE STANLEY, 1889-1970
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PERRY MASON MYSTERY     

LB  01592
1 volume in 1 container

The last of the Perry Mason mysteries deals with Mae Farr who is
implicated in the death of her boss.  She was seen with him on his
boat the day he was murdered. 1972.
[CI 2015 produced by New Jersey Regional Library.]

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CASE OF THE RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT
Author:   FAST, HOWARD, 1914-2003
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02624
1 volume in 1 container

Masao Masuto, the only Japanese detective in the Beverly Hills Police
Department to use karate instead of guns, enters a world of espionage
and terrorism to discover the motive behind two hotel murders.  Some
strong language. 1978.

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CASE OF WILLIAM SMITH
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05122
1 volume in 1 container

For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local
toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his
memory, and no one expected him to find the answer. When William
is mysteriously attacked in the street, Miss Silver is called in to
help. Is the attack linked to his forgotten past? Or his recent visit
to Eversleys Ltd? As the attacks on William escalate, he and Miss
Silver must look into his past to stop the culprits from striking
again. 1950.

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CASTLEMAINE MURDERS: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   13

LB  05263
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. When Phryne Fisher, her two daughters, her younger sister,
and her Chinese lover visit an amusement park, their day of fun is cut
short: Phryne discovers a mummified corpse, complete with a bullet
hole. As Phryne investigates she and her family receive death threats.
2002.

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CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  00317
1 volume in 1 container

LB  03230
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07304
1 volume in 1 container

A sequence of violence starting in the Middle East involving
jewels, intrigue, and secret agents reaches its deadly climax
within the precincts of an exclusive girls' school.  In comes the
incomparable M. Hercule Poirot who soon unravels the tangled web.
1960.

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CAT WHO BLEW THE WHISTLE
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04889
1 volume in 1 container

With the help of investors, train-buff Floyd Trevelyan has turned an
old steam locomotive and private railroad cars into the Lumbertown
Party Train. But the morning after the initial run of the train,
Trevelyan is missing, and the Lumbertown Credit Union (of which he is
president) is closed. The police seem to think there is a connection.
But Jim Qwilleran, along with his cats Yum Yum and Koko, thinks the
police are on the wrong track. 1995.

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CAT WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04868
1 volume in 1 container

Elderly film star Thelma Thackeray turns the opera house into a film
club when she returns to Moose County. She graciously allows
newspaperman Jim Qwilleran to host a Kit Kat Revue there. His Siamese
cat Koko ruins the show but solves a murder. 2003.

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CAT WHO CAME TO BREAKFAST
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04446
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Qwilleran's latest adventure takes him and his cats, Koko and Yum
Yum, to Maine's Pear Island, known to the natives as Breakfast Island,
to investigate some unusual "accidents." Part of the island has been
turned into a resort, and it seems that someone is not happy with the
development. Qwill has high tea with royalty as he and his cats solve
both a century-old disappearance and the cause of the twentieth
century "accidents."  Bestseller. 1994.

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CAT WHO COULD READ BACKWARDS
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04531
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Qwilleran, a former crime reporter, arrives early for his appointment
with the managing editor of the "Daily Fluxion." His recent
employment history is not good, and he really needs this job. But
they want him to be an art writer! As Jim begins his assignment, he
and his sidekick, KoKo, find themselves hot on the trail of a murder
at the art gallery. 1966.

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CAT WHO DROPPED A BOMBSHELL
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  05068
1 volume in 1 container

Journalist Jim Qwilleran helps plan a knock-out celebration of Pickax
City's sesquicentennial. Meanwhile Nathan and Doris Ledfield, a
wealthy couple, mysteriously die leaving their greedy nephew to
inherit their estate. Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum help to uncover
the truth about the couple's demise. Bestseller. 2006.

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CAT WHO KNEW A CARDINAL
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04289
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Qwilleran has returned from his hazardous trip Down Below and is
settling into his renovated apple barn. But his dreams of a quiet life
are shattered by a noisy cardinal that awakens him every morning, and
by nosy neighbors who want to see his new home. And if that isn't
enough, his long-time companion seems to be interested in another man,
and the body of the school principal turns up in his apple orchard.
Koko and Yum Yum save the day. 1991.

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CAT WHO LIVED HIGH
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04286
1 volume in 1 container

Winters are harsh in Pickax City, so James Qwilleran and his cats Koko
and Yum Yum, don't need a lot of persuasion to travel 400 miles south
to Down Below. The purpose of the visit--the possible purchase of the
now rundown but once chic apartment building known as the Casablanca.
Qwilleran is comfortably settled into the penthouse and enjoying his
eccentric neighbors when Koko sniffs out signs of a murder-suicide.
1990.

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CAT WHO PLAYED POST OFFICE
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04803
1 volume in 1 container

Awakening in a hospital after a bicycle crash, amnesiac Jim Qwilleran
slowly recalls the events that led up to the accident. While exploring
their newly inherited mansion in Pickax City, Qwilleran and his two
cats become curious about the apparent disappearance of the previous
owner's maid. Qwilleran fails to pay the proper attention to clues
his cat Koko uncovers until his own snooping leads to several
suspicious deaths. 1987.

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CAT WHO ROBBED A BANK
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04679
1 volume in 1 container

Autumn in Pickax brings festivals, the Scottish Games, and the return
of estate jeweler Mr. Delacamp. But Mr. Delacamp is murdered in the
newly restored hotel, and his assistant and the desk clerk are missing
Qwilleran takes clues from his cats, Koko and Yum Yum, to solve the
mystery. Bestseller. 1999.

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CAT WHO SAID CHEESE
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04424
1 volume in 1 container

It is autumn in Pickax City, and Qwill, along with other residents, is
preparing for the Great Food Expo -- a festival of all kinds of
happenings related to food. There is also a mysterious female guest
at the New Pickax Hotel whose presence is causing quite a stir. But
things really get hectic when a bomb explodes in the hotel and the
intended victim seems to be the mystery guest. As usual Siamese cats
Koko and Yum Yum help solve the crime.  Bestseller. 1996.

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CAT WHO SAW STARS
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04643
1 volume in 1 container

Qwilleran and his cats Koko and Yum Yum always retreat to his lake
cottage in July. Just before they go this year, Qwilleran learns a
young hiker has disappeared in that area. Then shortly after their
arrival, Koko makes a discovery on the beach that keeps Qwilleran
busy.  Bestseller. 1998.

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CAT WHO TALKED TO GHOSTS
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04474
1 volume in 1 container

Iris Cobb, Jim Qwilleran's former housekeeper and now the curator
of the Goodwinter Farmhouse Museum, says she is hearing strange
noises at night.  No one believes her.  When she is found dead, the
coroner says she had a heart attack but Qwilleran thinks otherwise.
He and his Siamese cats set to work uncovering some well kept
secrets.  1990.

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CAT WHO WENT INTO THE CLOSET
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04475
1 volume in 1 container

Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum help wealthy newspaperman Jim Qwilleran
solve another case by snooping through closets in the Pickax mansion
they rent from Qwilleran's colleague Junior Gage. Gage was given the
house by his grandmother, who then shocks everyone by supposedly
committing suicide after retiring to Florida. A birth certificate, a
changed will, and the murder of a man indirectly connected with the
elderly woman add up to foul play. 1993.

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CAT WHO WENT UP THE CREEK
Author:   BRAUN, LILIAN JACKSON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JIM QWILLERAN MYSTERY     

LB  04872
1 volume in 1 container

Columnist James Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum,
take a vacation at the nearby Nutcracker Inn in Moose County. Soon two
murders, a heart attack, and a suicide occur. With his pets' help
Quill breaks the case while gathering news for the paper. Bestseller.
2002.

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CAT'S CLAW
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07109
1 volume in 1 container

Police Chief Sheila Dawson believes the death of Pecan Springs'
computer guru, Larry Kirk, is a suicide, perhaps triggered by his
painful divorce. Further investigation reveals that Kirk's death
wasn't self-inflicted. And the truth is reinforced by her friend
China Bayles' news - Larry recently asked her for legal advice
regarding a stalker. George Timms was caught breaking into Larry's
computer shop to steal his own computer back because of dangerous
personal information it contained. Now that Larry is dead, she's sure
it's connected to the burglary. Some strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2012.

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CATCH A KILLER
Author:   WOODS, GEORGE A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01528
1 volume in 1 container

Andrew Morgan hides in a nearby deserted house after a fight with
his mother. Just as he begins to sense the presence of another
person, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare of murder and
tragedy. 1972.

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CATRIONA
Author:   STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS, 1850-1894
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  03660
1 volume in 1 container

The continued adventures of David Balfour, whose story began in
Stevenson's classic tale Kidnapped (RC 25158). In this sequel, David, who
has witnessed a murder and knows the person accused is innocent, feels
he must testify for the defense. But doing so will implicate his
friend Alan Breck and expose the father of Catriona, the woman David
loves. 1893.

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CATTERY ROW: A THEDA KRAKOW MYSTERY #2
Author:   SIMON, CLEA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THEDA KRAKOW    2

LB  06019
1 volume in 1 container

An assignment to write a piece on a gifted and reclusive musician
comes as a welcome distraction for spiky freelancer Theda Krakow.
She's had it with her money and man troubles. On top of that,
feline-friendly Theda learns that someone is stealing show cats.
When a kindly cat breeder is implicated in the thefts, Theda resolves
to uncover the culprits. Then murder hits close to home, and the
circle of suspects widens to include family, an extortionist, and
more. 2006.

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CAVALIER IN WHITE
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04351
1 volume in 1 container

When Frans Hals' masterpiece The Cavalier In White disappears from a
San Francisco gallery, art security expert Joanna Stark returns from
self-imposed retirement to solve the crime. But art theft leads to
murder, friends become strangers, and the past haunts the present.
1986.

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CERTAIN JUSTICE
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  04650
1 volume in 1 container

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of
respected, though disliked, lawyer Venetia Aldridge. Among the
likely suspects is one of her last successfully defended clients,
Garry Ashe, a sociopath and murderer who is dating her daughter.
Several other suspects turn up, but as a review of the court system
reveals, justice is not always served.  Bestseller. 1997.

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARMONY SERIES BY JODI THOMAS    5

LB  07324
1 volume in 1 container

Harmony, Texas. Librarian Emily Tomlinson organizes a writing club
while reconnecting with childhood friend Tannon Parker. Meanwhile,
female marshal Trace Adams protects attorney Rick Matheson after an
attempt on his life and teen musician Beau Yates longs for a
girlfriend. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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CHARMING QUIRKS OF OTHERS: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    7

LB  07030
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh, Scotland. Philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is asked to
investigate the candidates for headmaster of a boys school after an
anonymous letter claims one of them has a skeleton in his closet.
Meanwhile Isabel suspects that her boyfriend Jamie is having an affair
with a fellow musician. 2010.

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CHASE
Author:   UNEKIS, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00732
1 volume in 1 container

Franklin, Superintendent of the State Police, pits his sophisticated
theory of games against the skill and daring of two desperate
fugitives. 1962.

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CHASING DARKNESS: AN ELVIS COLE NOVEL
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELVIS COLE     

LB  06009
1 volume in 1 container

Lionel Byrd's corpse is found with photos of seven murdered women.
When Byrd was arrested for one of the killings three years ago, PI
Elvis Cole provided proof of his innocence. Now Cole suspects that
someone framed Byrd for the murders and killed him. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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CHAT: A JOE GUNTHER MYSTERY
Author:   MAYOR, ARCHER
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE GUNTHER MYSTERY   18

LB  06008
1 volume in 1 container

When an unidentified body is found in the peaceful town of
Brattleboro, Vermont, local police and the Vermont Bureau of
Investigation both appear at the scene. But before investigator
Joe Gunther can begin to gather evidence, a family emergency sends
him to his hometown, where the lives of his mother and brother have
suddenly been threatened. Two investigations will lead Joe Gunther
into the shady realm of Internet chat room, where relationships are
informed and broken, and nothing is as it seems.  Strong language,
some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2007.

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CHIEF INSPECTOR'S STATEMENT
Author:   PROFFITT, NICHOLAS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00818
1 volume in 1 container

When several child murders occur in Pennycross, Chief Inspector
Hunter of Scotland Yard finds two suspects--but no evidence.
He subsequently develops a play in which he hopes the murderers
will reveal themselves. 1951.

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CHILDREN OF THE MIST
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02030
1 volume in 1 container

A fanatic splinter party of Scottish nationalists called "children
of the mist" are just one of the problems Thane and Moss encounter
when they investigate the shooting of a black angus bull. 1970.

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CHINA GOVERNESS
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  02288
1 volume in 1 container

The China Governess was Thyrza Caleb, a young woman employed by the
wealthy Kinnit family as a governess to their two young cousins. She
was tried in 1849 for the murder of their music master who was
alleged to be her lover. The present story concerns the latter-day
Kinnits and provides Mr. Campion, Supt. Luke and two young lovers
with an absorbing problem. 1962.

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CHINESE SHAWL
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01982
1 volume in 1 container

Women hated Janis and men found her irresistible, so when she
was murdered, the range of suspects was wide.  It was up to Miss
Silver to find the right one. 1982.

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CHRISTMAS BEGINNING
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05316
1 volume in 1 container

Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland Yard takes a December holiday on
the Isle of Anglesey off the Welsh coast. During a stroll through a
churchyard, Runcorn discovers the body of Olivia, the town vicar's
spirited sister. Runcorn must determine who among Olivia's friends,
neighbors, and suitors, murdered her. 2007.

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CHRISTMAS GARLAND
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07229
1 volume in 1 container

In 1857, soon after the violent Siege of Cawnpore, India is in the
midst of rebellion. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an
Indian prisoner escapes, leading to more British deaths. Despite no
witnesses and no evidence against him, a British medical orderly named
John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice because he was the only
soldier unaccounted for when the crimes were committed. Though chosen
to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged
to try very hard. Narraway's superiors merely want a show trial. But
inspired by a soldier's widow and her children, and by his own
stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. Some
violence and some strong language. 2012.

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CHRISTMAS GRACE
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHRISTMAS NOVELS     

LB  06070
1 volume in 1 container

Christmas, 1895. Thomas Pitt's sister-in-law Emily Radley reluctantly
leaves her family before the holidays to take care of her dying aunt
Susannah on the west coast of Ireland. Emily not only encounters
suspicious townsfolk, she also learns about an unsolved village
murder and tries to determine the culprit. 2008.

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CHRISTMAS MOURNING
Author:   MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY   16

LB  06593
1 volume in 1 container

It's Christmas in rural North Carolina's Colleton County and Judge
Deborah Knott is looking forward to a family celebration when a
tragedy clouds the holiday season. A beautiful young cheerleader dies
in a car crash and the community is devastated by her death. Sheriff's
Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple
accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can
discover why she died. Some strong language and some violence. 2010.

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CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06547
1 volume in 1 container

Ten days before Christmas, wealthy James Wentworth feels not joy but
grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured into a deadly world of
drugs and wild passion. Wentworth's only hope is his old friend Henry
Rathbone, who volunteers to search for the prodigal son. Rathbone is
aided by Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper, and Crow, a
mysterious slum doctor who turns no one away. Slowly this odd trio
gathers clues - about Lucien's mad infatuation with a beautiful woman
named Sadie, and about Shadwell, the ruthless man who owns her. Strong
language, violence, some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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CHRISTMAS PROMISE
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06265
1 volume in 1 container

Three days before Christmas, in the slums of London, thirteen-year-old
Gracie Phipps encounters Minnie Maude Mudway, who is eight, alone, and
determined to find her murdered uncle Alf's donkey Charlie. The day
before, someone murdered Uncle Alf and made off with his rag-and-bones
cart and the beloved beast who pulled it. Minnie Maude means to rescue
Charlie and Gracie decides to help. 2009.

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CHROMOSOME 6
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04541
1 volume in 1 container

The body of a murdered Mafia boss vanishes from the city morgue
and is later recovered in a mutilated condition. A pair of
forensic pathologists traces the mystery to the jungles of
equatorial Africa and uncovers a conspiracy to alter the
course of evolution. Strong language and violence. Bestseller. 1997.

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CIPHER GARDEN: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    2

LB  05265
1 volume in 1 container

When the body of Warren Howe, master landscaper and equally masterful
ladies' man, is found hacked apart with a scythe in a garden in Old
Sawrey, England, suspicion falls on his wife, Tina. But Tina has an
alibi, and the case remains open. Years later, the police receive an
anonymous note about Howe's murder, and DCI Hannah Scarlett determines
to solve the crime. In her search for answers, Hannah uncovers
suicide, incest and illicit affairs. 2005.

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CIRCULAR STAIRCASE/ THE MAN IN LOWER TEN
Author:   RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, 1876-1958
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02248
1 volume in 1 container

Two mysteries from the early twentieth century. In "The Circular
Staircase," maiden aunt Ruth takes her nephew and niece to the country
for the summer. The niece becomes the main suspect in a series of
crimes. In "The Man in Lower Ten," a lawyer solves a murder and falls
in love. 1908.

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CIRCUS COURONNE
Author:   CAMPBELL, R. WRIGHT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02574
1 volume in 1 container

Swiss police inspector Ives Faucon tracks the clues of a murder
mystery to the exotic Circus Couronne. Faucon discovers their links
to the chaotic world of European politics. 1977.

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CITY OF BONES: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH    8

LB  06715
1 volume in 1 container

The scattered bones of an abused, murdered child are discovered in
the Hollywood hills. Detective Harry Bosch takes the cold case and
tracks the corpse to a missing boy from 1980. Bosch also begins an
affair with a rookie cop as the case takes on strange twists. Violence
and strong language. 2002.

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CITY OF DRAGONS
Author:   STANLEY, KELLI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06397
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco, 1940. It's Miranda Corbie's city and she would die to
protect the good in it. Miranda - thirty-three-year-old private
investigator, Spanish Civil War nurse, and ex-escort - waits
impatiently in a Chinatown crowd. Fireworks explode as the city
celebrates Chinese New Year with a Rice Bowl Party, a three-day-and-
night carnival designed to raise money for China's war relief. Then
Eddie Takahashi stumbles - fatally shot - into Sacramento Street and
into Miranda's life. And war comes home to San Francisco.
Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2010.

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CITY OF GOLD AND SHADOWS
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FELSE FAMILY MYSTERY   12

LB  02295
1 volume in 1 container

An unusual thriller which constantly twists, turns and baffles the
reader. It concerns Charlotte Rossignol, whose great-uncle Alan had
set off to Turkey with the intention of spending a year on
archaeological research there. In Istanbul he had unaccountably
canceled all his careful arrangements and vanished. Having had no word
from him for eighteen months, his solicitor contacts Charlotte, which
leads to some astounding discoveries. 1974.

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CLAIRVOYANT COUNTESS
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COUNTESS KARITSKA    1

LB  01919
1 volume in 1 container

When a chance encounter with Detective Lieutenant Pruden catapults
her into the midst of a baffling murder case, Madame Karitska, a
clairvoyant countess, finds herself off to adventure in the world of
crime. 1975.

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CLAUDIA AND THE PHANTOM PHONE CALLS
Author:   MARTIN, ANN M., 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: BABY SITTERS CLUB    2

LB  04120
1 volume in 1 container

Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, and Stacey have had some strange
adventures since they started the Baby-sitters Club.  But
nothing's been as spooky as what's going on right now.  The baby-
sitters have been getting mysterious phone calls when they're out
on their jobs.  When a phone rings and they pick up, there's no one
on the other end of the line. 1986.

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CLEFT OF STARS
Author:   JENKINS, GEOFFREY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02289
1 volume in 1 container

A whirlwind adventure concerning a beautiful woman and the
disappearance of the world's largest diamond takes place at an ancient
site in South Africa where treasures were once found. Three men and
one woman are cast in the roles of hunter and hunted until it the
forces of nature take a hand to produce a terrifying climax to their
murderous charade. 1973.

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CLIFFS OF DREAD
Author:   COFFMAN, VIRGINIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  03809
1 volume in 1 container

Dread House is a gloomy mansion on Ireland's storm-swept coast
where shipwrecks were a common occurrence and salvage was a way of
life.  Lovely, young Moira Bannion came on a visit to her father --
only to discover that handsome Stephen Dread and not Paddy Bannion
was the true master of Dread House.  And Moira became a pawn in a
terrifying game she didn't understand.  For junior and senior high
readers. 1972.

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CLOCKS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07377
1 volume in 1 container

Young Colin Lamb, working on an espionage case, happens on a murder
that has more than its share of baffling clues--four strange clocks
all showing the same time--thirteen minutes past four. Eventually
Hercule Poirot sifts out the relevant details, and Colin also
catches his spy. 1963.

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CLOSERS: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   11

LB  06693
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Bosch's first "cold case" involves a DNA blood match on a gun
used to kill a biracial teenage girl seventeen years ago. The
detective investigates the white supremacist suspect linked to the
weapon and uncovers the far-reaching effects of the murder. Strong
language and violence. Bestseller. 2005.

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CLOUDS OF WITNESS
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    2

LB  02312
1 volume in 1 container

While on holiday in France, Lord Peter Wimsey learns his brother, the
Duke of Denver, is charged with murdering their sister's fiancé.
Lord Peter returns to England and assumes the unpleasant duty of
clearing his brother's name by painstakingly following every clue
with humor and ingenuity. 1927.

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CLUE OF THE NEW SHOE
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  02012
1 volume in 1 container

When the nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of a
lighthouse on the coast of Australia, Inspector Bonaparte's
investigation leads him into many strange areas. 1952.

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COCAINE BLUES: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY, BOOK 1
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    1

LB  07080
1 volume in 1 container

Free-thinking Phryne Fisher leaves 1920s London for her native
Australia to try being a perfect lady detective. Phryne soon finds
herself embroiled in mysteries involving a drug-smuggling ring,
corrupt cops, communism, a sexy Russian dancer, and a colonel's
daughter suspected of being poisoned by her husband. 1989.

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COFFIN FOR TWO: AN OZ BLACKSTONE MYSTERY
Author:   JARDINE, QUINTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04632
1 volume in 1 container

After cracking their first case together as a private investigation
team, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Phillips find themselves
simultaneously in love and in the money.  And where better to lie back and
contemplate life than the picturesque village of St Marti, on the
rugged Costa Brava?  But soon they find their new home may not be
quite so idyllic as it looks.  Beneath the surface bubbles a brew of
intrigue, deception and murder.  Before long, Prim and Oz stand on the
threshold of uncovering one of the century's most amazing stories.
1997.

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COFFIN TRAIL: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    1

LB  05257
1 volume in 1 container

In Brackdale, a small town in England's Lake District, a woman is
murdered, and the prime suspect, an autistic young man, dies before
he can be questioned. Years later, Oxford history professor Daniel
Kind and his lover, Miranda, buy a cottage in Brackdale, hoping to
simplify their lives. But that's not going to happen. The local
constabulary has established a cold-case squad, and one of the cases
is the woman's murder. And Daniel, who vacationed in Brackdale with
his family when he was younger and befriended the autistic boy, has
never believed his friend was capable of murder. 2004.

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COLD HIT: A SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY
Author:   CANNELL, STEPHEN J
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY    5

LB  06892
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. homicide detective Shane Scully investigates the serial murders
of homeless Vietnam veterans. The latest victim is linked to the
unsolved decade-old killing of a cop. Soon the Department of Homeland
Security enters the case and Scully suspects a cover-up. Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

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COLD MOON: A LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL
Author:   DEAVER, JEFFERY
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL    7

LB  05193
1 volume in 1 container

Quadriplegic New York criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia
Sachs search for a sadistic serial killer called the Watchmaker who
leaves clocks beside his victims. Amelia is also involved in proving a
businessman's suicide is actually a homicide and finds herself
targeted for murder. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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COLD WIND: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   11

LB  06736
1 volume in 1 container

When wealthy rancher Earl Alden's body is found tied to a turbine on
his new wind farm, his wife Missy is accused of murder. Game warden
Joe Pickett promises his wife, Missy's daughter, that he will
unofficially investigate the death - despite his dislike for Missy.
Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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COLOR OF LAW
Author:   GIMENEZ, MARK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05021
1 volume in 1 container

Wealthy Dallas attorney A. Scott Fenney is appointed to represent
Shawanda Jones, an African American prostitute, who killed the
drug-addicted son of an ambitious senator. Fenney's world and belief
system slowly dissolve as he investigates Jones's claim of
self-defense. Violence and strong language. 2005.

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COLOUR SCHEME: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #12
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   12

LB  02027
1 volume in 1 container

New Zealand. Dr. James Ackrington contacts Scotland Yard inspector
Roderick Alleyn to voice his concern about a guest at Ackrington's
sister's hot spring resort - businessman Maurice Questing - whom
Ackrington suspects of espionage. Questing subsequently vanishes.
Luckily Mr. Septimus Falls, an inquisitive lodger with keen
investigative skills, helps solve the mystery. 1943.

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COLOURFUL DEATH: A CORNISH MYSTERY
Author:   DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06489
1 volume in 1 container

Eleanor Trewynn, a recently retired widow who has moved to the small
Cornwall village of Port Mabyn, is neither frail nor retiring. After
a lifetime of travel, she's ready for an uneventful life with her dog
and her friends. Unfortunately, excitement seems to happen around
her. Her friend and neighbor, Nick Gresham, returns from a trip to
find his paintings slashed, reportedly by rival local artist Geoffrey
Clarke. When Nick goes to have it out with him, with Eleanor in tow,
they find Clarke's body, fatally stabbed in the back. Strong
language. 2010.

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COLUMBELLA
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02137
1 volume in 1 container

The Virgin Islands are the background for this story in which a woman
and her grandmother fight for the life and sanity of a man and his
daughter. 1966.

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COME TO GRIEF: A SID HALLEY MYSTERY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SID HALLEY     

LB  04455
1 volume in 1 container

Private Investigator Sid Halley has put his friend on trial. It took
days of inner turmoil for Sid to act on his findings that Ellis Quint,
also a former jockey, was mutilating young horses. But that is just
the beginning of Sid's problems. He himself becomes the victim of a
smear campaign, and on the day Sid is to testify, Ellis Quint's mother
commits suicide and his father attacks Sid. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1995.

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COMEBACK
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04356
1 volume in 1 container

While on holiday in Miami, Peter Darwin of the British diplomatic
service befriends a couple, soon to go to England for their daughter's
wedding, who have been beaten and robbed. When Darwin meets the
daughter's fiancé, a veterinary surgeon, Darwin tries to help him
uncover the reason horses are dying on his operating table. Darwin
realizes that events of his own past are the key to preventing more
deaths--maybe even his own. 1991.

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COMES A TIME FOR BURNING: A DR. THOMAS PARKS NOVEL
Author:   HAVILL, STEVEN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR THOMAS PARKS NOVEL    2

LB  06635
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1892, and young Dr. Thomas Parks, keeping busy stitching and
bandaging lumberjacks' injuries, has no idea that his worst enemy is
lurking in the sleepy village of Port McKinney in the Puget Sound. A
working girl from the Clarissa Hotel is brought to the clinic
desperately ill and the diagnosis is Asian Cholera. It is soon
apparent that Thomas and his clinic have neither the supplies nor the
means to provide effective treatment, and within hours they are
swamped. Soon the battle spreads, threatening the very life of the
small village. Some violence, some strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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COMFORTS OF A MUDDY SATURDAY: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    5

LB  07027
1 volume in 1 container

Scottish journalist Isabel Dalhousie helps Dr. Marcus Moncrieff to
clear his name after he is censured for falsifying data in a drug test
that resulted in the death of a patient. Meanwhile Isabel ponders her
relationship with her child's father--who was once her niece Cat's
boyfriend. 2008.

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COMING BACK
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06550
1 volume in 1 container

In "Locked In" San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the
head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but
with an alert, conscious mind. Now, she wants everything to go back
to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her
old life. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and
some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident. But
when Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call
upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the
disappearance. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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CONFESSION
Author:   RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, 1876-1958
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05952
1 volume in 1 container

Agnes Blakiston did not want to rent the old parsonage from Miss
Emily Benton and soon came to regret it. At night the phone would
ring and there would be unseen visitors. Was the house haunted? And
did Miss Emily have a secret so terrible she would rather die than
reveal it? 1917.

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CONFESSION
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   14

LB  07137
1 volume in 1 container

1920. Wyatt Russell, who is dying of cancer, arrives at Scotland Yard
and confesses to killing his cousin five years earlier in Essex. As
Inspector Rutledge investigates, Russell is murdered. Now Rutledge
has two mysterious deaths to solve, especially since villagers swear
the latest victim is not Russell. 2012.

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CONFESSIONS OF ARSENE LUPIN
Author:   LEBLANC, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00731
1 volume in 1 container

Intuition, taste, erudition, and charm all characterize Arsene
Lupin--the French crook par excellence. A more unpredictable fellow
or a more exciting series of adventures would be hard to imagine.
1913.

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CONFLICT OF SHADOWS
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01092
1 volume in 1 container

The shadows are Cyril Roysen, his disillusioned wife, Hester, and his
former mistress Lella.  The conflict ends when all three of them
disappear.  Then two corpses are discovered. 1963.

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CONSEQUENCES OF SIN: AN URSULA MARLOW MYSTERY
Author:   LANGLEY-HAWTHORNE, CLARE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06207
1 volume in 1 container

Ursula Marlow is not your typical Edwardian heiress. An Oxford
graduate active in the battle for women's suffrage, her once charmed
life takes a frightening turn when a fellow suffragette and friend
is accused of murder. As Ursula digs deeper to discover the truth
and clear her friend's tarnished name, she is drawn into a mystery
that raises troubling questions about her own father's connection to
the murder victim and to a shadowy expedition to Venezuela some
twenty years earlier. 2007.

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CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
Author:   POWERS, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06184
1 volume in 1 container

On a sunny day in July, Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids,
Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's
notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search
a different story - her story. Just months before, Clare was a bride-
to-be, living in Chicago, and looking to the future. Then she learned
her entire life had been a lie. Not only was Clare adopted, but there
is no record that she ever existed. The only clue to her real identity
is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School. 2008.

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CONVENT ON STYX
Author:   MITCHELL, GLADYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01907
1 volume in 1 container

A convent is the unlikely setting for Dame Beatrice Bradley's latest
encounter with murder.  This time, the suspected author of anonymous
letters to the Sisters if found dead in the convent school pool.
Dame Beatrice enlists the aid of the police and some school
children to unmask the murderer. 1976.

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COOKING THE BOOKS
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07142
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying
hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is
only intermittently at her side because he's tracking down a
multi-thousand dollar corporate theft. Jason, her baking assistant,
has gone off to learn how to surf. And Kylie and Goss are fulfilling
their ambition of auditioning for a soap opera. While it should be a
time of quiet reflection for Corinna, instead she is bored.
So she accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the
film set of the soap opera "Kiss the Bride." Meanwhile, on the other
side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her
corporate employers - employers who spend a lot of time cooking the
books. Some strong language. 2012.

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COPENHAGEN CONNECTION
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06675
1 volume in 1 container

Elizabeth Jones accepts a position as secretary with her idol, a
Nobel Prize-winning historian and novelist.  The only distraction
for her in her new position is his moody son Christian, who is
unnecessarily rude.  Elizabeth decides to ignore him until
circumstances make that quite impossible. 1982.

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CORPSE AT CAMP TWO
Author:   CARR, GLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ABERCROMBIE LEWKER     

LB  01828
1 volume in 1 container

Trouble brews as an expedition to the Himalayas leaves England with
a strange assortment of members. 1954.

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COUNTERPOINT
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02733
1 volume in 1 container

Kate Mallory, 38, a successful editor at a New York publishing
house, has not seen her adopted sister in twenty years until the
woman is hospitalized after a suicide attempt.  Then Kate unwillingly
becomes babysitter for her sister's children -- two difficult and
confused adolescents.  The situation prompts Kate to reexamine her
own troubled and unhappy past and, lost in these preoccupations,
she fails to give credence to the ominous turn of events in the
present. 1980.

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COURTING TROUBLE
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES     

LB  04878
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia lawyer Anne Murphy leaves town for the Fourth of July
weekend only to read in the newspaper that she's been murdered. Anne
realizes that her cat-sitter must have been killed by mistake, and so
she remains in hiding to catch the culprit. Some violence and some
strong language. 2002.

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COVER HER FACE
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  02314
1 volume in 1 container

A sly and sensuous young woman who had used her body and her brains
to make her way up the social ladder is found strangled in her bed.
Adam Dalgliesh must find the person who decided that the wages of
sin should be death. 1962.

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CRADLE WILL FALL
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02623
1 volume in 1 container

While hospitalized, New Jersey prosecutor Katie DeMaio spies from her
window a man loading a woman's body into a car.  Later, she helps
medical examiner Richard Carroll investigate a questionable suicide.
Richard suspects Edgar Highley--Katie's new doctor--and fears the
worst when Katie disappears.  Some violence and some strong language.
1980.

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CRAWLSPACE: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE   13

LB  06387
1 volume in 1 container

Eastport, Maine. True-crime writer Carolyn Rathbone is abducted
shortly after arriving in town to research the mysterious Dodd murders
for her new book. Carolyn's assistant turns to amateur sleuth Jacobia
"Jake" Tiptree for help finding Carolyn, but Jake's son is also
missing. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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CRAZYBONE
Author:   PRONZINI, BILL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04718
1 volume in 1 container

In the affluent California community of Greenwood, a murderous maze
of deceit, adultery, fraud, and betrayal awaits the "Nameless
Detective." Even before he visits the insurance agent Rich Twining
and the estate where the recently widowed Sheila Hunter lives uneasily
with her wary ten-year-old daughter, the private investigator's suspicions
 have been aroused. For why would anyone, no matter how moneyed
and beautiful and bereaved, refuse to claim fifty thousand dollars in
life insurance? The answer lies several murders, many miles, ten
years, a name game, and one baffling word clue - crazybone - away.
2000.

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CREAM PUFF MURDER: A HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   11

LB  06194
1 volume in 1 container

Minnesota. To lose weight for her mother's launch party, baker Hannah
Swensen takes classes at a local gym, where she finds the dead body of
flirtatious fitness instructor Ronni Ward near spilled cream puffs.
Hannah's suspects include jealous wives, girlfriends, and much of Lake
Eden's female population. Includes recipes. 2009.

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CREATURE COZIES: A MENAGERIE OF ALL-NEW MYSTERIES
Author:   MORGAN, JILL, ed
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04947
1 volume in 1 container

Featuring a lovable cast of crime-solving canines and sly, sleuthing
cats, this unique collection of eleven mysteries - written by some of
today's most beloved authors with a little inspiration from their
four-legged friends - takes the age-old friendship between pets and
their providers and stands it on its fuzzy ear. Authors include
J.A. Jance, Jan Burke, Carole Nelson Douglas, Dick Lochte, Maxine
O'Callaghan, and more. 2005.

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CRIME LAB CASE: NANCY DREW, BOOK 165
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 5 - 8
Series: NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES  165

LB  04988
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy Drew and her friends Bess and George assist Professor Parris at
a special high school camp that teaches how science solves crimes.
Then the professor falls into a coma. The girls continue with the
program while searching for the cause of his illness. For grades 4-7.
 2002.

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CRIPPLE CREEK
Author:   SALLIS, JAMES, 1944-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05134
1 volume in 1 container

In the sequel to "Cypress Grove" RC 59090, a youth arrested for
reckless driving escapes from jail, wounding the town's acting
sheriff. Ex-con-turned-deputy-sheriff Turner, from "Cypress Grove"
(RC 59090), pursues the fugitive to nearby Memphis, where Turner
confronts an organized crime ring, his estranged daughter, and his
past. Strong language and some violence. 2006

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CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMELIA PEABODY MYSTERY    1

LB  01737
1 volume in 1 container

In 1880 spinster Amelia Peabody is in Rome en route to Egypt when
she befriends a young noblewoman, Evelyn Barton-Forbes, who has been
seduced and abandoned by her drawing master. Evelyn agrees to
accompany Amelia and soon unaccountable things begin to happen,
climaxing when a tomb is discovered and its inhabitant disappears
in the night. 1975.

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CROOKED HOUSE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06997
1 volume in 1 container

Elderly Greek restaurateur Aristide Leonides dies in his suburban
London mansion, presumably poisoned by his much younger wife Brenda,
who is rumored to be romantically involved with the granddaughter's
tutor. Charles Hayward is hired to investigate the millionaire's
death, but now he begins to suspect the entire Leonides family. 1948.

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CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER
Author:   FRANKLIN, TOM
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06653
1 volume in 1 container

Rural Mississippi. Larry Ott has lived a lonely life - especially
since high school when a girl disappeared after a date with him. Now
years later, another girl goes missing and Larry is brutally attacked.
Silas Jones, the town constable and Larry's only childhood friend,
investigates. Violence and strong language. Edgar nominee. 2010.

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CROOKED STAIRCASE
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00822
1 volume in 1 container

Jane Bedford's grandfather dies suddenly without leaving a legacy.
She receives a letter to go to his house where death awaits her.
She dies, but the police set a clever, deadly trap for her
murderer. 1968.

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CROSSFIRE
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06498
1 volume in 1 container

After losing his foot during an explosion in Afghanistan, British
captain Tom Forsyth returns home to Berkshire only to discover that
someone is blackmailing his mother, Josephine Kauri, a famous horse
trainer. Tom investigates to find the culprits. Some violence and some
strong language. 2010.
**Other Authors:  Francis, Felix**

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CROWNING TERROR
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    6

LB  04125
1 volume in 1 container

While having lunch in a New York City Russian restaurant with
Uncle Hugh, an old family friend, the Hardy Boys find themselves
thrust into the middle of an international espionage plot, and under
arrest by the United States government. 1987.

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CRUCIFIXION RIVER
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA AND BILL PRONZINI
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07057
1 volume in 1 container

In the title story, "Crucifixion River," an impending storm forces
travelers to stop and shelter in the home of the ferry master and his
wife and teenage daughter. Other stories in this collection include:
"Free Durt," "He Said...She Said," "Wrong Place, Wrong Time,"
"Irrefutable Evidence," "The Carville Ghost," "Pickpocket," and "The
Dying Time." Violence and some strong language. 2007.

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CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA    4

LB  04467
1 volume in 1 container

All of the current cases before Virginia's chief medical examiner,
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, seem to be linked to a recently executed prisoner.
A young boy's corpse is mutilated in the same manner as the prisoner's
victim and then the prisoner's fingerprint appears at the scene of a
supposed suicide. But when Scarpetta's assistant's murder also appears
related, Scarpetta is shocked to learn that she is the prime suspect.
Bestseller. Strong language and violence. 1993.

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CRUELEST MONTH: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    3

LB  07104
1 volume in 1 container

Popular Three Pines resident Madeleine Favreau dies of fright while
attending a séance at the old Hadley house. Chief Inspector Armand
Gamache learns that a dose of diet pills played a part in the
death--but Madeleine wasn't dieting. Meanwhile Armand deals with
trouble in his ranks. Some strong language. 2007.

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CRUNCH TIME
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  06802
1 volume in 1 container

Chef Goldy hires former coworker Yolanda Garcia, who just broke up
with an abusive wealthy boyfriend and moved into PI Ernest McCloud's
guest quarters. When Ernest is murdered, Yolanda becomes a
suspect--until someone tries to torch Ernest's home with Goldy and
Yolanda in it. Strong language. 2011.

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CRYING BLOOD: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #5
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    5

LB  06606
1 volume in 1 container

On a hunting trip on the grounds of an abandoned farm once owned by
his stepfather, Shaw Tucker, his brother, sons, and nephews find the
skeleton of a long-dead man. At the campground that night, Shaw sees
some unexplained things, and his uneasiness persists at home, where
he learns that the farm is rumored to be haunted. Shaw becomes
concerned that someone has followed them home, and his suspicions are
confirmed when he captures a boy, Crying Blood, who is out to avenge
his brother's death at the hands of a white-haired man. After Crying
Blood is murdered, Shaw and his wife, Alafair, feel responsible for
finding the killer and unraveling the mystery of the past. Some
violence. 2011.

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CRYING CHILD
Author:   MICHAELS, BARBARA, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02783
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Fraser's grief in losing yet another child through miscarriage
has brought her to the brink of madness. Mary's husband begs her
sister, Joanne, to join them on the tiny Maine island of his ancestors
and try to help Mary, who claims to hear a child crying. Joanne truly
fears her sister is losing her mind--until she also hears a cry in the
night. 1971.

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CULT OF CRIME
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    3

LB  04127
1 volume in 1 container

In trying to free their friend Holly from the clutches of a murderous
mountain cult, the Hardy Boys find that the lunatic Rajah and his
followers have spread to their own home town. 1987.

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CURING THE BLUES WITH A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
Author:   CASH, DIXIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOMESTIC EQUALIZERS    5

LB  06356
1 volume in 1 container

No holiday in tiny Salt Lick, Texas, is more revered than January 8th,
Elvis's birthday! To commemorate the grand occasion, Hogg's Drive-In,
where the King enjoyed many a burger on the road to fame and fortune,
is displaying an "actual" pair of Elvis's blue suede shoes. That is,
until some heel without a soul swipes them right out of their display
case. Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, the shoe-loving
Domestic Equalizers, are shocked that someone would perpetrate such a
dastardly crime. So the plucky detecting duo agrees to help the
town's inept sheriff track down the royal blue loafers. And being
majestic multi-taskers, the ladies might even be able to squeeze in
some matchmaking as well. Contains sex and some strong language. 2009.

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CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMELIA PEABODY MYSTERY    2

LB  02886
1 volume in 1 container

Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, return to Egypt to assume
the leadership of a promising dig in the Valley of the Kings after the
mysterious death of the former leader. It becomes obvious at once that
someone - or something - is intent on destroying the couple. Sequel
to Crocodile on the Sandbank (RC 28834). 1981.

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CURSED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY   12

LB  06900
1 volume in 1 container

PI Regan Reilly, who moved to New York to marry her NYPD beau, travels
back to Hollywood to help former neighbor Abigail find her
ex-boyfriend Cody, a would-be producer who borrowed $100,000--then
disappeared. A subsequent murder leads Regan to believe she isn't the
only one searching for Cody. 2009.

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D IS FOR DEADBEAT: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    4

LB  06027
1 volume in 1 container

Perky private eye Kinsey Millhone is hired by ex-con Daggett to deliver
 a cashier's check for $25,000 to one Tony Gahan, address unknown.
A few days later, Daggett's body is washed ashore, and Kinsey
discovers many people with motives for his murder, including his wife,
who faced an intolerable marriage; his daughter, who hated him; and
the families of the victims of his drunken driving.  Some strong
language and descriptions of sex.

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DA VINCI CODE
Author:   BROWN, DAN, 1964-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05016
1 volume in 1 container

Professor Robert Langdon from Angels and Demons (RC 51799)
investigates the crime scene of the Louvre's murdered curator. Joining
him is French cryptologist Sophie Neveu. The clues left behind pit two
Catholic societies against each other in search of the Holy Grail.
Some violence and some strong language. 2003.

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DANCE FOR DIPLOMATS
Author:   HARCOURT, PALMA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02297
1 volume in 1 container

Catherine Rayle becomes Britain's first woman permanent representative
to N.A.T.O., to the North Atlantic council in Brussels.  Her troubles
begin when the Bolshoi's leading male dancer decides to defect to
the west while the ballet is on a visit to the Belgian capital.

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DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR MURDER
Author:   MCPHERSON, CATRIONA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07218
1 volume in 1 container

When the heiress to one of Dunfermline's department stores goes
missing, aristocratic amateur sleuth, Dandy Gilver, is summoned.
There she finds herself in the midst of a scenario not unlike the
Montagues and Capulets. Dandy learns that it is young Mirren Aitken,
third generation of the Aitken's Emporium founding family, who is
missing and there is great fear among the family that she has eloped
with Dugald Hepburn of the rival department store, House of Hepburn.
An alliance between the two families simply cannot be tolerated. 2010.

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DANGER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03236
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06314
1 volume in 1 container

Narrator Andrew Douglas, a kidnap specialist, battles Europe's master
kidnapper. He follows a trail that leads from the medieval streets of
Bologna to the glitter of Brighton Beach and the lavish grounds of a
race track in Washington, D.C.  Bestseller 1984.

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DANGER POINT
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01983
1 volume in 1 container

When her train compartment was invaded by a distraught girl who
kept saying that someone was trying to kill her, Miss Silver again
found herself involved in another's problems.

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DANGER UNDER THE MOON
Author:   WALSH, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00908
1 volume in 1 container

A mystery-with-romance filled with kindly understanding and manly
fortitude.

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DANGEROUS TO KNOW
Author:   BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04439
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04738
1 volume in 1 container

Journalist Vivienne Trent had been married to billionaire Sebastian
Locke for a number of years. Their divorce was amicable, and they
remained good friends. When they had lunch together just a few days
ago, Sebastian seemed happier than he had in years. So why has he
committed suicide? As Vivienne searches for the answer, she uncovers
startling information about the Lockes.  Bestseller. 1995.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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DANGEROUS UNDERTAKING
Author:   DE CASTRIQUE, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05269
1 volume in 1 container

First in the series. With his father in the grip of Alzheimer's,
Charlotte, N.C., cop Barry Clayton has quit his job and returned to
his hometown, a small mountain village near Asheville, to help his
mother and his Uncle Wayne run the funeral business. Local police
chief Tommy Lee Wadkins, recognizing that Barry regrets leaving the
police, finds ways to involve the reluctant mortician in his
investigations. Their latest case, searching for fugitive Dallas
Willard, touches Barry in a very personal way: Dallas shot and wounded
him while murdering two others during the funeral of Grandmother
Willard.

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DARK AND DEADLY DECEPTION: A MARTI MACALISTER MYSTERY
Author:   BLAND, ELEANOR TAYLOR
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MARTI MACALISTER   13

LB  05156
1 volume in 1 container

Homicide detective Marti MacAlister and her partner Vik Jessenovik
investigate the murder of a middle-aged black actress as well as a
cold case involving skeletal remains found in an old building. They
know that the cases are linked, but the locals aren't talking. Some
violence and some strong language. 2005.

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DARK HORSE: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    5

LB  07136
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming. Mary Barsad confesses to shooting her husband, Wade, after he
allegedly locked her champion horses in a barn and set it afire.
Sheriff Walt Longmire, however, has doubts about his new ward's story
and discovers that others may have also wanted Wade dead. Strong
language and some violence. 2009.

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DARK MIRROR: A BROCK AND KOLLA MYSTERY
Author:   MAITLAND, BARRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06333
1 volume in 1 container

Marion Summers, a beautiful and mysterious student, goes into a
seizure at the Reading Room of the London Library, slips into a coma,
and dies shortly thereafter. The autopsy determines that she died of
acute arsenic poisoning. With the help of her superior, DCI David
Brock, newly promoted Detective Inspector Kathy Kolla of Scotland
Yard's Serious Crime Unit begins to investigate the most difficult
to crack case the team has ever faced.

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DARK OF DAY
Author:   PARKER, BARBARA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06138
1 volume in 1 container

An expert at media spin, high-profile Miami defense attorney C.J.
Dunn is the perfect lawyer to deflect suspicion from Rick Slater, head
of security for an influential U.S. congressman.  A beautiful model
has vanished from a party on Miami Beach, and Slater was the last
person seen with her. C.J. has reasons to dislike the congressman, but
if she takes the case he can arrange a position for her on a major
news outlet. And for a woman who grew up dirt poor, with a past she
would rather forget, the celebrity life has its appeal. Strong
language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

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DARK TORT: A CULINARY MYSTERY
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  05076
1 volume in 1 container

A gastronomic adventure. Caterer Goldy Schulz discovers the body of
her twenty-year-old friend, paralegal Dusty Routt. Dusty's mother
mistrusts the police, so Goldy investigates. Clues lead to an artist's
will, a dishonest bishop, and a jealous wife. Includes recipes. Some
violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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DARKER THAN AMBER
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE    7

LB  03798
1 volume in 1 container

Travis McGee pulls a lovely Eurasian woman from what was meant to be
her watery grave, and he learns that it was her friends and not her
enemies who pushed her off a bridge. So McGee investigates. Some
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 1966.

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DARKSIDE
Author:   BAUER, BELINDA, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06859
1 volume in 1 container

In bleak midwinter, the people of Shipcott are shocked by the murder
of an elderly woman in her bed. As snow cuts off the village, local
policeman Jonas Holly is torn between catching a brutal killer and
protecting his vulnerable wife, Lucy. Then the inquiry is commandeered
by an abrasive senior detective, and Jonas is ashamed to tell Lucy
that he's been sidelined. But when he receives a series of
increasingly sinister anonymous notes, Jonas is thrust back into the
center of the case. And soon he has to ask: Who's hunting who? 2011.
Strong language and violence.2011.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07228
1 volume in 1 container

As the members of the garden club in Darling, Alabama, prepare to
plant roses for their annual Confederate Day celebration, they find
themselves distracted by a series of mysteries involving stolen funds,
a secret code, and a local resident's odd behavior. 2012.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    1

LB  06492
1 volume in 1 container

The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the
good ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their chins up
and their town beautiful. Their garden club, the Darling Dahlias, has
just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful
cucumber trees. When local blond bombshell Bunny Scott is found in a
suspicious car wreck, garden club members Lizzy, Ophelia, and Verna
decide to follow up on leads the sheriff is ignoring. Plus the town is
all abuzz with news of an escaped convict from the prison farm, rumors
of trouble at the bank, and tales of a ghost heard digging around the
cucumber tree. If anyone can get to the root of these mysteries, it's
the Darling Dahlias. Some strong language and some violence. 2010.

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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    2

LB  06793
1 volume in 1 container

The Dahlias become suspicious of the newest visitors to
Depression-era Darling, Alabama, rumored to be the Naughty and Nice
Sisters from the nearby Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing
nearly naked, and dig for the truth when one of the pair denies the
association. Some violence. 2011.

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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALVIRAH MEEHAN AND REGAN REILLY CHRISTMAS MYSTERY SERIES    4

LB  06280
1 volume in 1 container

Regan Reilly, Alvirah Meehan, and their families come to Branscombe,
New Hampshire, for a holiday festival. Although four local market
employees won millions in a lottery, a fifth coworker who normally
plays is missing. While searching for the missing man, Regan and
Alvirah discover wrongdoing in the town. Bestseller.  2008.

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DAUGHTER OF SILENCE
Author:   WEST, MORRIS L
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01190
1 volume in 1 container

High noon on a hot summer's day in a Tuscan village and a beautiful
young woman shoots a man dead. So begins a dramatic sequence of
events that reaches its climax in a sensational murder trial which
reveals sixteen years of sinister history and disrupts the lives of
many people.
CI 974 produced by New Jersey Regional Library.

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DAUGHTER OF TIME
Author:   TEY, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00184
1 volume in 1 container

While bedridden with an injury, Inspector Grant reconstructs an
historical crime--the murder of the Little Princes in the tower--
and arrives at a plausible solution.
Alan Grant #5

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DEAD BEFORE DOCKING
Author:   CORBETT, SCOTT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01479
1 volume in 1 container

A young boy accidentally discovers that a murder is planned on board
his Panama-bound freighter. Who is the victim? Who is the killer?

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DEAD BORE: ANOTHER JOHN PICKETT MYSTERY
Author:   SOUTH, SHERRI COBB
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06251
1 volume in 1 container

Agatha Christie meets Jane Austen in this light historical mystery
set in England's elegant Regency period. Eager to escape London
following the scandal of her husband's death, beautiful Lady
Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to summer in rural Yorkshire at the
home of Sir Gerald and Lady Hollingshead. But country life is not the
panacea she imagined: tension reigns and tempers flare. When a dinner
party ends in the death of a kindly old vicar, Lady Fieldhurst
suspects foul play and secretly sends for Bow Street Runner John
Pickett. 2008.

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DEAD BY MIDNIGHT
Author:   HART, CAROLYN G
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH ON DEMAND   21

LB  06939
1 volume in 1 container

Refusing to believe that a local death was a suicide, mystery
bookstore owner Annie Darling investigates a series of clues including
a hidden towel, a lack of fingerprints on a crystal mug, and a lovers'
tryst. Some violence. 2011.

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DEAD HEAD: A DIRTY BUSINESS MYSTERY
Author:   HARRIS, ROSEMARY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DIRTY BUSINESS     

LB  06470
1 volume in 1 container

Shortly after approaching landscaper Paula Holliday with a business
proposition, wealthy mom Caroline Sturgis gets arrested. Caroline's
husband pleads with Paula to help him determine who tipped off the
police about Caroline's long-ago escape from prison. Some violence and
some strong language. 2010.

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DEAD HEAT
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05293
1 volume in 1 container

Newmarket, England. Guests suffer food poisoning after a horseracing
gala catered by chef Max Moreton. At the races the next day a bomb
detonates on the grandstand where Max is serving lunch - killing and
injuring dozens. Determined to find out who is ruining his business,
Max begins investigating. Bestseller. 2007.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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DEAD IN A DITCH
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02022
1 volume in 1 container

When Jessie Tregowan is strangled and left in a ditch, Inspector
Bill Cromwell is called in.  After a second murder, he moves to
grab the killer from among the residents of an exclusive hotel.

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DEAD IN THE MORNING
Author:   YORKE, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01969
1 volume in 1 container

When her housekeeper died, the police could not help but
wonder if the death had really been meant for autocratic
Mrs. Ludlow. 1975.

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DEAD LEVEL: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE   15

LB  07195
1 volume in 1 container

Jake and her friend Ellie arrive at the cabin belonging to Jake's
husband, not realizing that escaped convict Dewey Hooper is nearby.
Hooper can't believe his luck: Jake had testified against him and
Ellie looks just like Hooper's wife did -- before he killed her. Some
violence and some strong language. 2011.

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DEAD MAN'S BONES: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #13
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES     

LB  04951
1 volume in 1 container

China Bayles already has her hands full balancing her job, her family,
and her friends' romantic entanglements. Then her busy life is further
complicated when her teenage son discovers the skeletal remains of the
victim of a not-so-accidental death during a dig in a cave and a local
gathering is interrupted by murder.

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DEAD MAN'S CHEST: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   18

LB  07089
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. PI Phryne Fisher takes her adopted daughters Jane and Ruth
and maid Dot on a seaside vacation. Once there they discover that the
rental house's butler and housekeeper are missing, so Phryne
investigates. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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DEAD MAN'S FOLLY: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  00989
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07042
1 volume in 1 container

Poirot is summoned to Devon by a frantic phone call from the famous
detective novelist Adriadne Oliver. Adriadne has been engaged to
arrange a murder hunt complete with mock clues and a victim, but is
convinced that a real murder will result.  1956.
Also available in "Agatha Christie's Detectives" (RC 64438),
with "Murder at the Vicarage," "Sad Cypress," "Towards Zero," and
"N or M?"

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DEAD ON TARGET
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    1

LB  04122
1 volume in 1 container

The Hardy Boys tangle with an international terrorist killer and a
secret government agency called the Network.

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DEAD ON TIME
Author:   KEATING, H.R.F.(HENRY REYMOND FITZWALTER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR GHOTE     

LB  04174
1 volume in 1 container

Once again Inspector Ghote is called upon to solve a mystery, this
time by the Director General of Maharashtra Police.
He eventually gets his man-"Dead On Time".

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DEAD OR ALIVE: A KEVIN KERNEY NOVEL
Author:   MCGARRITY, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEVIN KERNEY     

LB  06248
1 volume in 1 container

Retired Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney is horrified to learn that
his horse-training partner, Riley Burke, has been murdered by an
escaped prisoner, prompting Kerney to team up with his half-Apache
son to hunt down the killer. Strong language, violence, and some
descriptions of sex. 2009.

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DEAD ROOTS
Author:   COHEN, NANCY J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05077
1 volume in 1 container

Marla Shore is a little nervous about her family reunion at Florida's
historic Sugar Crest Plantation Resort, which is about to be razed.
It's the first time her fiancé, Detective Dalton Vail, will meet
her loopy clan, and the tension is palpable. Elderly Aunt Polly,
whose Russian father once owned Sugar Crest, is desperate to find the
treasure in gemstones he hid there before the place is torn down.
Meanwhile, Cousin Cynthia piques Marla's interest with talk of a
family curse. It seems the plantation was built on an Indian burial
mound. 2005.

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DEAD TO RITES
Author:   ANGUS, SYLVIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02358
1 volume in 1 container

The redoubtable widow, mystery books in tow, is on a tour of the
Yucatan and its ancient Mayan civilizations.  One of the tour
members is found dead and the mystery begins to unravel.

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DEAD WATER: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #23
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   23

LB  00817
1 volume in 1 container

When a week of death threats at a faith-healing resort ends in a
ghastly murder, Alleyn is faced with a puzzling and painful case.
One of the two main suspects is an old friend and the other is the
victim herself.

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DEADLINE MAN
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07165
1 volume in 1 container

This journalist's life is so intertwined with his job that we know
him only as "the columnist." He writes for a newspaper in Seattle
and keeps his life - including his past - in safe compartments. Then
one of his sources takes a dive off a downtown skyscraper, and he is
plunged into a harrowing maze of murder, intrigue, and secrets that
powerful forces intend to keep hidden at all costs. Meanwhile, the
newspaper he works for is dying. So the columnist joins with an
aggressive young reporter to see if one explosive story can save it.
Soon they are running to make the deadline of their lives. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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DEADLY CLIMATE
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02014
1 volume in 1 container

As Caroline is hurrying home in the fog, she sees a murder committed.
As she rushes away, she is seen.  The murderer must silence her
next.

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DEADLY DOUBLES
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    7

LB  04186
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy is abducted by terrorists when she poses as a government courier
to deliver a document vital to top-secret negotiations with a country
on the brink of revolution.

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DEADLY INTENT
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    2

LB  04183
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy Drew's trip to Radio City Music Hall to see the country's
hottest rock group is marred when the lead guitarist Barton Novak
disappears minutes before the concert.  Did Barton just walk away or
was he kidnapped?  Nancy takes the case, and what she uncovers could
blow the lid off the music industry.

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DEADLY JOKE
Author:   PENTECOST, HUGH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PIERRE CHAMBRUN     

LB  01320
1 volume in 1 container

A joke backfires and a Senatorial candidate is shot in the lobby of
Hotel Beaumont.  But the wrong man has been killed, and the manager
of the hotel, Pierre Chambrun, attempts to uncover the murderer.
1971.

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DEADLY SHADE OF GOLD
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE    5

LB  00951
1 volume in 1 container

The death of his friend Sam takes detective Travis McGee on a trail
to Mexico in search of the murderer.  The only evidence is a
priceless pre-Columbian gold statuette. Some strong language. 1965.

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DEADLY THREADS: A JOSIE PRESCOTT ANTIQUES MYSTERY
Author:   CLELAND, JANE K
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOSIE PRESCOTT ANTIQUES    6

LB  06795
1 volume in 1 container

Josie Prescott has begun hosting classes at her antiques shop in
cozy little coastal town of Rocky Point, New Hampshire. The next class
is on building a great vintage clothing collection. But when guest
lecturer Riley Jordan is late, Josie begins class by reaching under a
display table for a pair of Chanel heels and instead finds Riley,
dead. When it looks as if one of Josie's employees may be involved in
the murder, she teams up with the local police chief to investigate.
Some violence. 2011.

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DEADLY WILDERNESS
Author:   IRVIN, KELLY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06463
1 volume in 1 container

An idyllic hike turns deadly when homicide detective Ray Johnson
tumbles into a ravine and lands on a corpse. Not just any corpse, but
the son of a prominent citizen. From San Antonio's wealthiest enclaves
to the city's dark underbelly, Ray teams up with his troubled partner
and their boss to solve the murder before the city leaders bump them
from the case. As the pressure builds, Ray must not only find a
killer, but also save his partners from disaster and win a woman's
heart. Violence. 2010.

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DEATH AND MR. POTTER
Author:   FOLEY, RAE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03533
1 volume in 1 container

Hiram Potter is freed from a life of genteel obligation when his
mother dies . His life turns into a whirlwind of danger and
intrigue after he finds the body of a young woman in his back-
yard.

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DEATH AT CHARITY'S POINT
Author:   TAPPLY, WILLIAM G
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BRADY COYNE    1

LB  04296
1 volume in 1 container

Was George Gresham's death suicide or murder? The suicide note in his
pocket seems to leave no doubt, but his mother isn't convinced--she
hires Brady Coyne to investigate. Brady ends up becoming deeply
involved in the case before the clues to a final solution fall into
place. 1984.

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DEATH AT CRANE'S COURT
Author:   DILLON, EILIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00733
1 volume in 1 container

Advised that his heart will not last long, young George Arrow
decides to spend his last days at a hotel in Galway.  Then
murder strikes in this posh Irish resort.
Professor Daly #1

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DEATH AT THE BAR: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #9
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY    9

LB  02029
1 volume in 1 container

Luke Watchman, K.C., spent his annual holiday as usual at a small inn
in Devon.  Later a most unusual murder is committed and Chief
Detective, Inspector Alleyn is sent from Scotland Yard to solve the
crime. 1940.

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DEATH AT THE CHATEAU NOIR
Author:   RADFORD, EDWIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02021
1 volume in 1 container

When the new owner of the chateau and his son and daughter all die
of sudden heart failure, they seem to have met the same fate as
earlier owners.  It takes all the resources of science and Dr.
Mason to trace the source of the "evil".

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DEATH AT THE INN
Author:   RHODE, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00815
1 volume in 1 container

Superintendent Jimmy Waghorn investigates the death of a man sitting
at a table in The Inn.  The mysterious elements surrounding his death
lead Waghorn to uncover blackmail and an organized gang of crooks.

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DEATH AT TRAITORS' GATE
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01149
1 volume in 1 container

Traitors' Gate--a grim sounding spot within the precincts of the
Tower of London--is a fitting location for a mysterious murder.
A young Canadian encounters a pretty girl near the tower. Together
they discover a murdered man by Traitors' Gate.

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DEATH AT VICTORIA DOCK: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    4

LB  07083
1 volume in 1 container

Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when
someone shoots out her windscreen. Then she finds a pretty young man
with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock
gates. He bleeds to death in her arms and Phryne promises to find out
who is responsible. Before it's over, she'll have to deal with bank
robbery, tattoo parlours, pubs, spiritualist halls, and Anarchists.
Violence and some descriptions of sex. 1992.

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DEATH BEFORE WICKET: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   10

LB  05971
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. Detective Phryne Fisher goes on holiday to Sydney, where
she confronts multiple mysteries. A university student is accused of
stealing exams from a safe. And Phryne's maid's sister, a mother of
two, disappears--and may not want to be found. Some strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

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DEATH BY CASHMERE: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY     

LB  06760
1 volume in 1 container

Not long after Isabel Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy
fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a group of women begins
congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters. When the
temperamental woman Isabel rents the apartment above the shop to is
found drowned in the harbor, Isabel "Izzy" and the Seaside Knitters
smell something fishy and soon decide to investigate. 2008.

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DEATH BY THE DOZEN: A CUPCAKE BAKERY MYSTERY
Author:   MCKINLAY, JENN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07205
1 volume in 1 container

Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are determined to win the Challenge
to the Chef at this year's Scottsdale Food Festival. Taking home first
prize will be great publicity for their Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery.
Mel's culinary school mentor, celebrity chef Vic Mazzotta, is one of
the judges, but the real contest will be finding out who iced Mazzotta
when his body is found in a freezer truck. 2011.

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DEATH BY WATER: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   15

LB  07086
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. The P and O hires PI Phryne Fisher to quietly identify a
thief who has been robbing wealthy passengers aboard the company's
cruise ship. Phryne uses jewelry as bait - and uncovers shipboard
romances, jazz, blackmail, and attempted murder. Some strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2005.

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DEATH CLOUD: SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE LEGEND BEGINS
Author:   LANE, ANDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult
Series: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES    1

LB  07113
1 volume in 1 container

When fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes stays with his eccentric uncle
and aunt during a break from the Deepdene School for Boys, he
encounters his first murder mystery. Two men appear to have died from
the plague, but Holmes believes otherwise. For junior and senior high
and older readers.    2010.

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DEATH COMES AS THE END
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01182
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07244
1 volume in 1 container

Set in the year 2000 B.C. at Thebes on the Nile. The tale is based on
letters from a farmer discovered by the Egyptian expedition of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Renisenb, shattered by her husband's
death, seeks the peace of her father's estate, but there are under-
currents she cannot ignore. The arrival of her father's new concubine,
the hell-cat Nofret, sets the match to trails of powder already laid
and murders follow. 1944.

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DEATH COMES SILENTLY
Author:   HART, CAROLYN G
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH ON DEMAND   22

LB  07186
1 volume in 1 container

When a local writer publishes her latest, mystery bookstore owner
Annie Darling jumps at the chance to host a book signing, even though
it conflicts with her shift at the charity shop Better Tomorrow.
Fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her. After
calling the bookstore several times during the book signing, leaving
voicemails hinting at scandalous news, Gretchen is found dead at the
charity shop, an axe by her side. Annie enlists the help of her
husband, Max, to piece together the puzzle. Some strong language.
2012.

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DEATH COMES TO LADY'S STEPS
Author:   DUNCAN, W. MURDOCK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00836
1 volume in 1 container

For twenty years, Lew Deever had eluded justice.  When a murder
occurs at Lady's Steps, many of Deever's acquaintances happen to
be in the vicinity--searching for half a million dollars in gold.

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DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07034
1 volume in 1 container

Derbyshire, England; 1803. Fitzwilliam Darcy and his wife Elizabeth
(nee Bennet), who have been married six years and have two sons, are
relaxing on the night before their annual autumn ball. Elizabeth's
wayward sister Lydia arrives unexpectedly, declaring that her husband
Wickham has been murdered on Darcy's estate. Bestseller. 2011.

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DEATH HAS TWO FACES
Author:   RADFORD, EDWIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02024
1 volume in 1 container

The discovery of two bodies leads to the exposure of the greatest
criminal organization Britain had ever known and five million pounds
of loot.  A Dr. Mason story.

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DEATH IN A TENURED POSITION
Author:   CROSS, AMANDA, 1926-2003
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE FANSLER MYSTERY    6

LB  02894
1 volume in 1 container

Smart and well-bred, Kate Fansler is both a professor of English and
an amateur detective who finds fun and intrigue during a year's
sabbatical at Harvard. Soon after Kate's arrival at the University,
she finds her old classmate Janet Mandelbaum, Harvard's first female
English professor, dead from cyanide in the men's room.

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DEATH IN BERLIN
Author:   KAYE, M.M. (MARY MARGARET), 1908-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH IN     

LB  03532
1 volume in 1 container

Germany, 1953. Miranda Brand's holiday is disrupted by murder,
deceit--and romance. On a train to Berlin, Brigadier George Brindley
is stabbed to death shortly after recounting a tale about lost
diamonds. Though Miranda herself is a suspect, Captain Simon Lang vows
to solve the mystery and win her heart. 1955.
"First published as Death walked in Berlin in 1955."

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DEATH IN KASHMIR
Author:   KAYE, M.M. (MARY MARGARET), 1908-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEATH IN     

LB  03417
1 volume in 1 container

At a ski resort in the Kashmir mountains, young Sarah Parrish
unwittingly becomes entangled in a treacherous plot that threatens the
safety of the entire world. When two women in the group are
"accidentally" killed in separate ski incidents, Sarah investigates.
She stumbles onto important evidence, places her own life in jeopardy,
and finds true love.  1984.

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DEATH IN SUMMER
Author:   BLACK, BENJAMIN, 1945-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06971
1 volume in 1 container

Dublin, 1950s. After newspaper tycoon Richard "Diamond Dick" Jewell is
found dead from a shotgun blast, Detective Inspector Hackett must
determine whether it was murder or suicide. Hackett calls on his
pathologist friend Dr. Quirke to help investigate the town's elite.
Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

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DEATH IN THE CLOUDS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01168
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07343
1 volume in 1 container

In seat no 2. Madame Giselle's head lolled forward, just five
minutes before the Paris plane was due to land at Croydon. She
wasn't asleep; someone on the plane killed her. Luckily, in seat
no. 9 was Hercule Poirot.
Also published as "Death in the Air"  CX  00287    RD  18206.

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DEATH IN THE DESERT
Author:   ANDERSON, J.R.L. (JOHN RICHARD LANE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02630
1 volume in 1 container

A British combine, plagued with murder and misfortune, sets out
to prospect the mineral resources of a remote region of the
Sahara.

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DEATH IN THE FEARFUL NIGHT
Author:   BELLAIRS, GEORGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR LITTLEJOHN     

LB  00994
1 volume in 1 container

In one week, two teenage girls and a middle-aged recluse are
stabbed to death.  The investigation of the case turns up a lot of
the private lives, ambitions, hatreds, and past history of prominent
citizens of the little market town.
Thomas Littlejohn #32

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DEATH IN THE MORNING
Author:   RADLEY, SHEILA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR QUANTRILL     

LB  02770
1 volume in 1 container

In a shallow stream outside the English village of Ashthorpe lay the
drowned body of a beautiful and brilliant student who had been picking
wild flowers. Acerbic, middle-aged inspector Quantrill with his new
college-educated sergeant hunt for the motive. 1978.

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DEATH IN THE NORTH SEA
Author:   ANDERSON, J.R.L. (JOHN RICHARD LANE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02631
1 volume in 1 container

A Dutch freighter drifting suspiciously near an area of important
oil development soon becomes jeopardized when a man is found dead.

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DEATH IN ZANZIBAR
Author:   KAYE, M.M. (MARY MARGARET), 1908-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03083
1 volume in 1 container

A whodunit first published in 1959.  Young Dany Ashton and other
houseguests at her stepfather's estate in Zanzibar learn that there
is a desperate and ruthless murderer among them. The air of gaiety
and nonchalance that opens the house party fades into growing terror
as the threat of further death flowers in the scented air of Zanzibar.
1959.

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DEATH KNOCKS THREE TIMES
Author:   GILBERT, ANTHONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01178
1 volume in 1 container

Arthur Crook is grudgingly given shelter during a storm by an
eccentric old man who lives alone with one servant. On his return
to town he reads that his host has been found dead in his bath.
After hearing of two more deaths in the same family, Crook starts
investigations on his own.

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DEATH OF A CELEBRITY: A HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERY
Author:   BEATON, M.C
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERY     

LB  04807
1 volume in 1 container

In the highlands Scottish village of Lochdubh, constable Hamish
Macbeth must confront oversized fame, egos, and death after an
ambitious TV reporter starts raking up old scandals and intimate secrets.
She also humiliates constable Macbeth by publicizing his two demotions.
 So when she is found murdered, her apparent suicide quickly
turns into murder, with the entire village as suspects, including
the local policeman.

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DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP
Author:   BEATON, M.C
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HAMISH MACBETH MYSTERY     

LB  06656
1 volume in 1 container

The villagers in the very north of Scotland rely on the services of
the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray. Pete is always able to find work in the
highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices
blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead
body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is
certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the
affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. When Pete's
body is found on the Scottish moors the mystery deepens. It's up to
Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed. Some violence
and some strong language. 2011.

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DEATH OF A CON MAN
Author:   BELL, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01179
1 volume in 1 container

A car accident, a passenger who disappears and a knife that turns up
suggest certain lines of enquiry to the police. At the hospital a
doctor discovers that the dying driver's blood group details in
his pocket diary have been altered.

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DEATH OF A GENTLEMAN
Author:   RADFORD, EDWIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02000
1 volume in 1 container

According to official records, Mark McFadyn had never been born.
Yet he married, accumulated a fortune and died.  Who broke into
each of his three residences and why?  A Doctor Manson case. 1966.

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DEATH OF A GHOST
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  01148
1 volume in 1 container

Albert Campion #6.   A great artist died and left his pictures to be
exhibited one a year for ten years. The eighth picture was on show
and a number of well-known people had come to see it. When the lights
failed, one of them was stabbed to death.

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DEATH OF A HAWKER
Author:   VAN DE WETERING, JANWILLEM
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02561
1 volume in 1 container

Normally placid Newmarket Square is shaken by the discovery of a
street vendor's body, his head bludgeoned. Amsterdam detectives
Grijpstra and de Gier narrow the field to two suspects: the sister
of the deceased and a house boarder. Then a reluctant witness helps
to finger the culprit.
  Violence.

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DEATH OF A MYSTERY WRITER
Author:   BARNARD, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02560
1 volume in 1 container

Snobbish, sadistic Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs of Wycherly Court is
a famous writer of detective stories. At his annual birthday
celebration, attended by his aristocratic wife, his children, and a
neighboring couple, he falls dead of poison slipped into his cordial.
A valuable missing manuscript leads Welsh Inspector Meredith to
the killer. Some strong language. 1978.

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DEATH OF A SAHIB
Author:   EGLETON, CLIVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04636
1 volume in 1 container

Accepting a commission to work for the London-based charitable
organization, the Finlayson Trust, gives Jack Henderson the chance to
go to India and continue his investigation into the death of one of
its trustees, Colonel Beardsley. It does not take long for Henderson
to realize that there is more to Beardsley's death than meets the eye.
Inexorably, he is drawn into a complex and violent web of deceit,
involving the intelligence services and police, both British and
Indian. 1989.

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DEATH OF A SWAGMAN
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  01970
1 volume in 1 container

The murder of a swagman (tramp) in a small hut was almost
written off as unsolved until Inspector Bonaparte arrived
on the scene.

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DEATH OF A TROPHY WIFE
Author:   LEVINE, LAURA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06436
1 volume in 1 container

With no job or date in sight, freelance writer Jaine Austen jumps
at the chance to have brunch at the Four Seasons with her friend
Lance. They've barely made it through the menu when Lance spots his
friend Bunny, dressed like a million bucks and probably worth a lot
more since she's Marv Cooper's new trophy wife. When Bunny offers
Jaine a job writing advertising, she accepts both the job and an
invitation to a party. At the soiree, Jaine observes the society girl
abusing everyone from the terrified staff to her browbeaten husband.
And before the night is over, someone has poisoned the dreadful diva.
Some strong language and some violence. 2010.

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DEATH OF AN AUTHOR
Author:   RHODE, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02005
1 volume in 1 container

The death of an author who, after many failures, writes a bestseller
and then announces his retirement leads Superintendent Jimmy Waghorn
to a very curious conclusion.

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DEATH OF AN EXPERT WITNESS
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  02353
1 volume in 1 container

When a much disliked pathologist is murdered with a weapon he is
studying, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in from Scotland Yard.
The victim was known to bully his unstable assistant, but secret
relationships also point to other suspects.

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DEATH OF RILEY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY #2
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY    2

LB  07100
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 1901. Irish immigrant Molly Murphy, last seen in
Murphy's Law (BR 14095), cajoles private investigator Paddy Riley to
hire her as his assistant. When Paddy is murdered, Molly gets a
glimpse of the culprit and attempts to track him down. 2002.

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DEATH ON BODMIN MOOR
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00949
1 volume in 1 container

Although frightened by the scream which came from the darkness of
the black moor, Stella Pemberton hurries to be of help, only to
discover a man's body. Who among the many likely suspects is the
real killer?

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DEATH ON DOOMSDAY
Author:   LEMARCHAND, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01608
1 volume in 1 container

The body of a man is discovered in an old Priest's hiding hole
in a large country house that is open to the public.  Who is he and
who is responsible for his death?  Det. Supt. Pollard comes to lead
the investigation.  Set against the well-observed background of a
normally tranquil country estate, the author leads her characters
through mazes of suspicion and distrust. 1971.

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DEATH ON THE DRUNKARD'S PATH: AN IRIS HOUSE MYSTERY
Author:   HAGER, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: IRIS HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST MYSTERY     

LB  04687
1 volume in 1 container

The annual Victoria Springs Quilt Show and Sale attracts quilters and
quilt-lovers from far and wide, and Tess Darcy and her guests at Iris
House are caught up in a flurry of pre-show activity. The stakes are
high, with winning quilts commanding top dollar and deadly competition
 turning quiet quilters into vicious backstabbers. But when
suspicious "accidents" occur in the exhibition hall, Tess wonders
just how far someone is willing to go to win a blue ribbon. That
question is answered with a gruesome discovery: Beneath the deep
crimson artistry of a lovely Drunkard's Path quilt, someone has used a
quilter's tool to create a bloody murder.

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DEATH ON THE NILE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  06790
1 volume in 1 container

She was lying on her side, natural and peaceful. Above her ear was a
tiny hole encrusted with dried blood. Poirot looked at the white
painted wall above her--its white neatness was marred by a brownish-
red letter "J."  The tip of one finger was stained a brownish-red.
The bullet hole interrupts what seems to be the perfect honeymoon, and
not even the great Hercule Poirot can work fast enough to prevent the
murderer from striking again. 1937.
Also available in RC 54003 "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels,"
with "Thirteen at Dinner," "Murder on the Orient Express,"
"The ABC Murders," and "Cards on the Table."
Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder,"
with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," "Then There Were None,"
"Witness for the Prosecution."
Also available in "Masterpieces in Miniature" RC 61872.

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DEATH PAINTS A PICTURE
Author:   BURTON, MILES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00996
1 volume in 1 container

After the corpse of George Hawken is found on the rocks near his
Cornish home, an intriguing problem is posed whose solution will
keep readers guessing until Inspector Arnold arrests a triple
murderer.

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DEATH SPLITS A HAIR: A JUDGE JACKSON CRAIN MYSTERY #2
Author:   BELL, NANCY, 1932-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JUDGE JACKSON CRAIN MYSTERY    2

LB  05025
1 volume in 1 container

In the second Judge Jackson Crain mystery, Joe Junior McBride, beloved
barber of Post Oak, Texas, has been murdered. At first glance, the
homicide appears to be the work of a prowler, but as the investigation
progresses, Joe Junior's second wife, Marlene Ashburn, becomes the
prime suspect. A stranger turns up at the funeral, and something about
him reminds everyone of Joe Junior. But Joe's brother, Gerald, claims
never to have seen him. Meanwhile, Judge Crain and his teenage
daughter, Patty, try to combine her social activities with some
careful snooping into the lives of their friends and neighbors.
2005.

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DEATH TAKES A DETOUR
Author:   BURTON, MILES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01189
1 volume in 1 container

A sudden summer flood swept through Brensford Street and marooned
visitors and inhabitants alike in the uppers floors of their houses.
Yet a killer strikes before the water subsides.

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DEATH WALK
Author:   QUEST, ERICA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04330
1 volume in 1 container

For Kate Maddox, newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector, the
meticulously executed hit-and-run was turning out to be a killer of a case.
It seems there are a host of potential suspects for the murder of
Belle Latimer; unfortunately, all the clues point to Richard Gower,
the one man Kate wants least to suspect.

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DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY: A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    2

LB  07154
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming. Sheriff Walt Longmire investigates the death of Mari Baroja,
an elderly Basque woman, at an assisted living facility. Delving into
Mari's past, he uncovers evidence of abuse connections to the coal-bed
methane industry and a fellow lawman. Violence, strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

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DEATHGAME
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    7

LB  04124
1 volume in 1 container

Their friend Bill Hooper's disappearance at a survival game camp
in Georgia leads the Hardy Boys to discover a training site for an
elite corps of attack troops.

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DECEMBER ROSE
Author:   GARFIELD, LEON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  03870
1 volume in 1 container

Barnacle, the chimney sweep's boy, got his name because of his amazing
holding powers. But one day his grip gives out and he falls dramatically
into the midst of conspirators. Unwittingly, he grabs a decorative
locket and runs from the room. Little does he know that the locket
 is the key to an operation involving espionage and murder.

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DECIDER
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04454
1 volume in 1 container

As shareholders examine the grandstands of a run-down family-owned
racetrack, an explosion nearly kills Lee Morris, whose stock in the
track was part of his mother's divorce settlement. It is not the first
such incident to befall Morris, a young architect who specializes in
doing restorations, and he intends to find out who is behind this
attack.  Bestseller.

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DECK THE HALLS: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALVIRAH MEEHAN AND REGAN REILLY CHRISTMAS MYSTERY SERIES    1

LB  04703
1 volume in 1 container

Amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan assists Los Angeles private investigator
Regan Reilly, who is in New York visiting her parents for Christmas
when her father is kidnapped. This joint effort by mother and daughter
authors brings together characters from earlier works by each author.
A Regan Reilly and an Alvirah Meehan mystery. Bestseller. 2000.

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DECK WITH FLOWERS
Author:   CADELL, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01810
1 volume in 1 container

Former diva Madame Landini develops an insurmountable mental
block and stops work on her memoirs.  Rodney Laird, her young
literary agent seeks to find the reason behind this and to
encourage Madame to resume her creative attempts.  In the course
of trying to unravel her history, Rodney falls in love with her
secretary. 1973.

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DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE    1

LB  03337
1 volume in 1 container

Private eye Travis McGee intends to spend a quiet evening on board
his houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale but an appealing young dancer in
trouble changes his plans.  The girl's father, who died in prison,
left behind a valuable cache that a former inmate wants.  Strong
language. 1964.

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DEEP FALL
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02006
1 volume in 1 container

When a man is found dead, locked in a enameling oven with the heat
turned on, Inspector Thane and Moss find that it is murder -- not
an accident. 1966.

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DEEPER SLEEP: A KATE SHUGAK MYSTERY
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   15

LB  05248
1 volume in 1 container

Nilniltna, Alaska. When suspect Louis Deem is found not guilty of
murdering his wife, PI Kate Shugak and the community consider Deem a
killer on the loose. Now, with a witness to a recent shooting of
robbery victims, Kate and state trooper Jim Chopin hope to finally
convict Deem. 2006.

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DEER LEAP
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  03628
1 volume in 1 container

Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and his titled friend Malcolm Plant meet
at The Deer Leap, a pub in Ashdown Dean where people and pets have
been dying "accidentally".  Jury quickly realizes that the puzzle's
key lies with teenage, taciturn Carrie Fleet, and an aging hard-
drinking dowager who brings Carrie to the village.  Some strong
language.

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DEFENSIVE WOUNDS
Author:   BLACK, LISA, 1963-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06937
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic investigator Theresa MacLean finds herself embroiled in a
case in which high-powered defense attorneys start turning up dead.
When authorities suspect a serial killer is to blame, the case takes
on a whole new urgency. But as she searches for the connection between
the victims, Theresa begins to fear that both she and her daughter are
in more danger than they realize. 2011. ***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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DELIRIOUS
Author:   PALMER, DANIEL, 1969-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06629
1 volume in 1 container

Charlie Giles is at the top of his game. He's sold his startup company
to a giant Boston firm, where he's now a senior director. Then one
day, Charlie's world starts to go terrifyingly wrong. His job and his
inventions are wrenched away from him. His family is targeted, and his
former employers are dying gruesomely. All evidence points to Charlie
as a cold-blooded killer. Soon Charlie is unable to tell whether he's
become the architect of his own destruction, or whether he's the
victim of a diabolical attack. As he races to uncover the truth, he
realizes that nothing can be trusted - least of all his fractured
mind. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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DELTA STAR
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03363
1 volume in 1 container

In October 1981 a Soviet submarine runs aground in restricted Swedish
waters. It appears to be of little concern to detective Villalobos
and the other policemen at the Los Angeles Police Department as they
go about their daily duties and cope with personal problems. Then
Villalobos manages to link the Soviet sub with a Los Angeles homicide
when he comes across a set of scientific symbols called "delta to
delta star." Strong language, violence, and some explicit descriptions
of sex. Bestseller 1983.

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DEMON'S MOON
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00910
1 volume in 1 container

Is Rowena Penhaven insane or did the macabre things she saw at
Beachwood Close actually exist?  Detective David Macleod is
assigned to the case, but his wife is the one who finally solves
the mystery.

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DESERT CUT: A LENA JONES MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LENA JONES    5

LB  07092
1 volume in 1 container

While scouting locations for a film documentary on Arizona's Apache
Wars, private investigator Lena Jones and Oscar-winning director
Warren Quinn discover the mutilated body of a young girl. The
gruesome manner of the child's death evokes memories of Lena's own
rough childhood. Clashing with the local law, Lena investigates the
child's death and finds a small town with a big secret. Some strong
language and some violence. 2008.

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DESERT LOST: A LENA JONES MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LENA JONES    6

LB  07093
1 volume in 1 container

While running surveillance in Scottsdale, P.I. Lena Jones discovers
the body of a woman connected to an infamous northern Arizona
polygamy cult. With help from a former polygamist "sister wife," Lena
soon discovers a shocking secret: in a society where one man can
have ten wives, nine men will have none. Some strong language and
some violence. 2009.

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DESERT RUN: A LENA JONES MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LENA JONES    4

LB  07091
1 volume in 1 container

Things are never easy for Scottsdale private eye Lena Jones. Her
partner, Jimmy Sisiwan, is leaving for a wife and a job at Southwest
Micro-Systems. Her old captain at the Scottsdale PD is moving home to
Brooklyn. She's doing security for the director of a documentary
being shot at Papago Park about the German POW camp and the "great
escape" of Christmas Eve, 1944, when some prisoners tunneled out and
fled. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex.
2006.

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DESERT WIND: A LENA JONES MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LENA JONES    7

LB  07090
1 volume in 1 container

When P.I. Lena Jones's Pima Indian partner Jimmy Sisiwan is arrested
in the remote northern Arizona town of Walapai Flats, Lena rushes to
his aid. She finds a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located
ten miles from the Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law has been
murdered and the mine's public relations flack is found shot to
death, casting suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family. Strong
language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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DESTINATION UNKNOWN
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00816
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07214
1 volume in 1 container

The world's most brilliant scientists are disappearing. The latest
is physicist Tom Betterton. In Morocco, British agent Jessop
approaches Hilary Craven for a reckless top-secret assignment.
Hilary, abandoned by her husband and still grieving her daughter's
death, agrees to impersonate Tom's recently deceased wife to help
to uncover the conspiracy. 1954.
Originally published in the U.S. with title: "So Many Steps to Death."

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DEVIL AT YOUR ELBOW
Author:   DEVINE, D.M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00401
1 volume in 1 container

When Dr. Haxton is accused of fixing the accounts of his last
summer session at Hardgate University, he threatens to expose an
old scandal.  Murder soon disrupts the campus, involving many
in the scandal.

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DEVIL'S CORNER
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04950
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia. A routine meeting with an informant turns deadly when
gunmen open fire. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Allegretti escapes,
but her partner dies. The search for the killers leads to a rough
neighborhood, called Devil's Corner and an unlikely ally. Some
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.

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DEVIL'S DUE
Author:   PROCTER, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHIEF INSPECTOR MARTINEAU INVESTIGATES     

LB  01374
1 volume in 1 container

An unusual case of bank robbery and double murder. An anonymous
telephone call reports the murders and is followed by an advertisement in the local paper.
Chief Inspector Martineau has a hunch that Dixie Costello is mixed up in this, but has no proof.

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DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE MURDER
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   14

LB  06654
1 volume in 1 container

Hannah's pal Claire finally takes a honeymoon when Lutheran minister
Matthew Walters, a visiting friend, offers to substitute for Claire's
husband Reverend Bob Knudson. But some things about Matthew make Bob's
grandmother suspicious - and then Hannah finds Matthew dead next to a
slice of grandma Knudson's cake. Includes recipes. 2011.

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DEVIL'S FOOD: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    3

LB  07079
1 volume in 1 container

If there's one thing that Corinna Chapman, proprietor of the Earthly
Delights Bakery, can't abide, it's people not eating well. So when
a strange cult which denies the flesh and eats only famine breads
turns up, along with a malnourished body, Corinna is very disturbed
indeed. Some profanity, some violence, and some descriptions of sex.
2006.

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DEVIL'S RECKONING
Author:   BURTON, MILES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01477
1 volume in 1 container

It was the custom of Mrs. Bale to decorate the church for Sunday
worship. One  Saturday afternoon, she sees the figure of a strange
woman lying on the slab of a tomb where there had once been a carved
effigy. She realizes the woman is dead and this marks the beginning
of many tragic happenings.

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DEVIL'S STAR
Author:   NESBO, JO, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY HOLE    5

LB  06396
1 volume in 1 container

Reeling from his breakup, drinking heavily, and planning to leave the
force, Harry Hole refuses to work a murder case with crooked Tom
Waaler. But when subsequent murders suggests a serial killer's
involvement, Hole feels compelled to expose the pattern. Published in
Norwegian in 2003. Violence and strong language. 2005.

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DIAMONDS BID
Author:   RATHBONE, JULIAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00400
1 volume in 1 container

Jonathan Smollet, a teacher in Ankara, accidentally finds himself
in the center of a plot involving murder, a political assassination,
and a search for a fortune in diamonds.

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DICK FRANCIS'S BLOODLINE
Author:   FRANCIS, FELIX
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07235
1 volume in 1 container

When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a
race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful
jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the
worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night,
Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an
argument - and it's the last time Mark sees her alive....Violence,
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE
Author:   FRANCIS, FELIX
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06823
1 volume in 1 container

After his colleague Herb Kovak is murdered in front of him at the
racetrack, financial advisor Nicholas "Foxy" Foxton, a former jockey,
investigates. Foxy learns that he is the executor of Kovak's estate--
and the killer's next target. Some strong language. 2011.

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DIE LAUGHING
Author:   LOCKRIDGE, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04693
1 volume in 1 container

When Jennifer Singleton, whose magical laugh and phenomenal beauty
had made her the darling of the American stage, is found murdered on
a Sunday afternoon and her young gardener is caught running away
from her house, it looks like a simple case of robbery-homicide. But
Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro of the New York Police Department, with a
gentle nudge from his wife, Rose, begins to wonder if things really
are as simple as they appear. When a couple of Jennifer's ex-husbands
turn up, the scene becomes more confused. 1969.

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DIED IN THE WOOL: A KNITTING MYSTERY
Author:   KRUGER, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05230
1 volume in 1 container

When Ariadne Evans enters her knitting store one day and discovers
the cast-off body of longtime customer Edith Perry strangled with
homespun yarn, she fears her life is about to come undone - again,
since she's still getting over her divorce. Ariadne's worries increase
when she's questioned by detective Joshua Pierce, who may or may not
have designs on her. While Josh pieces together the details of the
crime, clues about Ariadne's ties to Miss Perry begin to slip together
and a bizarre pattern unfolds.

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DIED IN THE WOOL: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #13
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   13

LB  05235
1 volume in 1 container

A missing member of Parliament is found dead, pressed in a bale
of wool. A year later Inspector Alleyn receives a desperate plea
from a remote sheep ranch which involves him in a gruesome war of
espionage.

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DIED ON A RAINY SUNDAY
Author:   AIKEN, JOAN, 1924-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01467
1 volume in 1 container

Called back to London on a special work assignment, a young
woman has persistent misgivings about leaving her house and
children in the care of the strange couple hired by her husband.

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DIG: A MORGUE MAMA MYSTERY #2
Author:   CORWIN, C.R
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06025
1 volume in 1 container

Maddy Sprowls, cranky 68-year-old newspaper librarian, once again
finds herself investigating murder. She arrives for work at the
Hannawa Herald-Union on the stroke of nine. She makes her first mug
of Darjeeling tea and settles down at her desk to read the
obituaries. First she reads that her old college friend Gordon Sweet
is dead. Then she learns he was murdered at the abandoned landfill
where the eccentric archaeology professor was conducting his latest
dig.

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DIRTY BLONDE
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05172
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia federal judge Cate Fante presides over a lawsuit between
former prosecutor Richard Marz and Hollywood producer Art Simone.
After she rules for Simone, he is murdered. Then someone exposes
Fante's secret vice of picking up men in seedy bars. Explicit
descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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DISTURBANCE: AN IRENE KELLY NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: IRENE KELLY MYSTERY     

LB  06786
1 volume in 1 container

Imprisoned serial killer Nick Parrish recovers from paralysis and vows
to come after reporter Irene Kelly, who thwarted his escape attempt
in Bones (DB 50393). Meanwhile, a group of half brothers learn Parrish
is their father and decide to carry on his work. Some violence and
some strong language. 2011.

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DOG MAN
Author:   PROCTER, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01609
1 volume in 1 container

A new type of criminal is at large, a fearless, primitive man whose
cunning defeats the police. House after house is burgled while savage
watchdogs remain quiet. The matter becomes more serious when a local
resident is killed in his house at night despite the presence of a
notoriously vicious hound on guard.

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DOG TAGS
Author:   ROSENFELT, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANDY CARPENTER NOVEL    8

LB  06595
1 volume in 1 container

Cop-turned-thief Billy Zimmerman, who lost a leg in Iraq, is accused
of killing his last mark, Major Jack Erskine. Billy's partner, German
shepherd Milo, is the sole murder witness. Attorney Andy Carpenter
takes the case and runs into people who want the papers that Billy
tried to steal. Strong language. 2010.

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DOGS DON'T LIE: A PRU MARLOWE PET NOIR
Author:   SIMON, CLEA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PRU MARLOW PET NOIR    1

LB  06636
1 volume in 1 container

Pru Marlowe, an animal psychic on the run from her own gift, has
returned to the Bershires looking for a little peace. But her training
as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog,
and Charles, Lily's person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily - a pitbull-
looks good for it. Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues, and
learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder
look simple. Some descriptions of sex, some strong language, some
violence. 2011.

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DON'T LOOK NOW
Author:   DU MAURIER, DAPHNE, 1907-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01328
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of strange and suspenseful stories, including
"Don't Look Now", "The Breakthrough", "Not After Midnight",
"A Border-line Case", and "The Way of the Cross".

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DOOR
Author:   RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, 1876-1958
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01861
1 volume in 1 container

The killer committed four perfect murders, providing for every
setback and covering every clue. He would never have been
discovered except for an ordinary door--with an extraordinary
secret.

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DOORBELL RANG
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY   41

LB  00386
1 volume in 1 container

Rachel Bruner is offering Nero Wolfe one hundred thousand dollars plus
all expenses if he can find out if, and why, she is being harassed by
the FBI. Of course the fact that she bought 10,000 copies of an un-
flattering book about the FBI and sent them to friends may have some-
thing to do with it. Wolfe accepts the case and encounters federal
agents and a murder.

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DORCHESTER TERRACE: A CHARLOTTE AND THOMAS PITT NOVEL
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: THOMAS AND CHARLOTTE PITT MYSTERY   27

LB  07149
1 volume in 1 container

As Thomas Pitt tries to get used to the trappings of his new position
as head of Britain's Special Branch, he investigates a possible
railway assassination attempt. Meanwhile, he and Charlotte worry
former spy Serafina's dementia will unleash Serafina's long-held
dangerous secrets. Some violence. 2012.

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DOUBLE HOMICIDE: BOSTON AND SANTA FE
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05018
1 volume in 1 container

Two short mysteries set in different locations. In Still Life, Santa
Fe detectives investigate the murder of a wealthy but shady art
gallery owner. The novella In the Land of Giants, set in Boston,
features the death of a college basketball player. Some strong
language. 2004.

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DOUBLE PREY: A POSADAS COUNTY MYSTERY
Author:   HAVILL, STEVEN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: POSADAS COUNTY MYSTERY    8

LB  06687
1 volume in 1 container

After her son's friend Butch is hospitalized with a snake fang in his
eye, undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman finds Butch's missing brother
Freddy dead in his crashed ATV--with a bullet hole in the tire.
Estelle suspects that something Freddy discovered scared someone
enough to shoot at him. Some strong language. 2011.

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DOUBLE SHOT: A CULINARY MYSTERY
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  05014
1 volume in 1 container

After caterer Goldy Schulz's ex-husband John Richard Korman is
released from prison, Goldy is attacked and her kitchen sabotaged.
Later, Korman is found shot to death in the home of his stripper
girlfriend, and Goldy looks like the prime suspect. Recipes are
included. Some violence and some strong language. 2004.

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DOUBLE SIN AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  04360
1 volume in 1 container

Eight eerie short mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane
Marple. In "The Dressmaker's Doll" a toy adopts some rather human--and
sinister--traits. In "Sanctuary" a dying man's last word becomes a
clue to a crime. Also includes "Wasps' Nest," "The Last Séance,"
"Greenshaw's Folly," the title piece, "The Theft of the Royal Ruby,"
and "The Double Clue." 1925.

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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE: A SHADY GROVE MYSTERY
Author:   LYNN, JACKIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHADY GROVE     

LB  06258
1 volume in 1 container

When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin sets
off in a travel trailer in an attempt to leave behind her heartache
and anger. When her engine stalls in West Memphis, Arkansas, Rose is
forced to spend a couple of days at Shady Grove, a campground along
the Mississippi River. Upon arriving, Rose witnesses the recovery of
a body from the river - the apparent suicide of a well-liked man. As
she comes to now the characters of this small community, Rose begins
to unravel the mystery of why a man loses his faith. 2006.

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DREADFUL LEMON SKY
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   16

LB  01792
1 volume in 1 container

Soon after Travis McGee's old friend Carrie Milligan entrusts him with
an unexplained bag of cash, she dies suspiciously. When McGee sets out
to find the truth about the money and Carrie's death, he is led into a
sordid world of blackmail, corruption, and personal peril.  [RC 44341,
1996 includes new introduction by Carl Hiaasen to this 1974 mystery.
  Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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DREAM OF ORCHIDS
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03510
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic Gothic mystery about modern-day piracy set in Key West, FL.
Abandoned in childhood by her novelist father, Laurel approaches
a reconciliation with him and becomes entangled in the deadly secrets
of her "second" family.  While her half-sisters battle over a man and
their mother's legacy, Laurel tries to understand the puzzle of her
stepmother's bizarre death in the lush orchid greenhouse. Bestseller.
1985.

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DRESS HER IN INDIGO
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   11

LB  03701
1 volume in 1 container

In search of Bix Bowie, Travis McGee and Meyer travel to the village
of Caxaca in Mexico.  Among the violent and depraved who inhabit the
area, nobody will talk about the events leading to Bix's tragic death.

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DRIVING FORCE
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04614
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-jockey Freddie Croft has one strict rule for drivers of his horse
vans: never pick up hitchhikers. A driver breaks the rule, and before
the two reach their destination, the hitchhiker is dead. Then Croft's
mechanic makes a discovery that results in the mechanic's death, and
Croft is nearly drowned, his car is wrecked, and his house is
ransacked. Even the investigator is in danger. Bestseller. Some strong
language. 1992.

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DROP EDGE OF YONDER: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #3
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    3

LB  05962
1 volume in 1 container

One August evening in 1914 Oklahoma, a bushwhacker ended a pleasant
outing by blowing a hole in Bill McBride, kidnapping and raping
Bill's fiancée, and wounding Alafair's daughter Mary. All Mary
remembers is that it has something to do with the Fourth of July.
Several malicious acts testify to the fact that Bill's killer is still
around and attempting to cover his tracks. Can Mary remember before
the murderer manages to eliminate everyone who could identify him?
Some violence. 2007.

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DROP OF THE HARD STUFF
Author:   BLOCK, LAWRENCE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATTHEW SCUDDER NOVEL     

LB  06820
1 volume in 1 container

As his drinking spins out of control, a young Matt Scudder joins AA.
During a meeting he reconnects with Jack, a childhood schoolmate and
petty criminal who soon ends up dead - a result, Matt suspects, of
Jack's efforts to make amends to someone he had wronged. Strong
language. 2011.

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DROUGHT
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01992
1 volume in 1 container

In a desolate spot in America, the wells dried up, all the moisture
was disappearing, and search parties looking for a missing scientist
disappeared. Was the drought natural or caused by a madman? Palfrey
races against time to solve the mystery.

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DUMB WITNESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01610
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07363
1 volume in 1 container

When Hercule Poirot discovers the truth of the dog's ball incident,
he is convinced that Emily Arundell did not die from natural causes.
Among the suspects thought to be responsible for the death of this
rich spinster are the slightly wanton Theresa, her spendthrift
brother Charles, and meek companion Miss Lawson.  [Also published as
"Poirot Loses a Client"  RC 34823  RD 20990.]

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E IS FOR EVIDENCE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    5

LB  06731
1 volume in 1 container

Gutsy private eye Kinsey Milhone is up to her ears in trouble when
she is unwittingly set up to take a fall in an insurance scam. Before
charges can be brought against her, she investigates the frame-up and
finds it tied to one family's onerous past and to a heinous secret.

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EAGLE AT THE GATE
Author:   RANDALL, RONA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02571
1 volume in 1 container

A beautiful, Edwardian actress, daughter of a matinee idol, grows
weary of life with a troupe of traveling players and marries a
dashing aristocrat. After the wedding his sudden, sadistic behavior
exposes her to danger and a family secret.

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EARTHLY DELIGHTS: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY #1
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    1

LB  06020
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman was once a high profile accountant and banker. One
day she walked out on the money market and her unpleasant husband
James, threw aside her briefcase, and doffed her kitten heels forever.
Now she is a baker working in her own business, Earthly Delights, in
Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia. When a junkie falls half dead
on Corinna's grate and she starts receiving threatening letters
accusing her of being a scarlet woman, life is suddenly livelier.

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EASY TO KILL
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04340
1 volume in 1 container

A little old lady is the first to realize that a number of
"accidental" deaths are not accidents at all--shortly before she
becomes the next victim. Her confidante, Luke Fitzwilliams, is
determined to end the ghoulish chain of murders. [Also published
as "Murder Is Easy" LB 01203 and also available in "Five Complete
Novels of Murder and Detection" (RC 60232) with "Peril at End House,"
"Murder at Hazelmoor," "Ten Little Indians," and "Evil Under the
Sun."]

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EDGE OF DESTRUCTION
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Young Adult
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    5

LB  04039
1 volume in 1 container

Hardy boys casefiles: No. 5.   A mobster kidnaps Fenton Hardy and
demands twenty million dollars in ransom money. Frank and Joe must try
to find their father before the kidnapper releases a deadly virus in
the ventilation systems of skyscrapers all over New York. The Hardys
plunge into the maze of tunnels under Manhattan where they find some
unexpected allies. But can they mobilize in time to save their father?

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EDGE OF EVIL: AN ALI REYNOLDS MYSTERY
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALI REYNOLDS     

LB  05057
1 volume in 1 container

When her L.A. network replaces television journalist Alison Reynolds
with someone younger, she returns to her childhood home in Sedona,
Arizona. There she begins an online therapy blog. After a friend's
death is classified as suicide, Alison investigates. Some violence and
some strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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EIGHTH DAY
Author:   WILDER, THORNTON, 1897-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03196
1 volume in 1 container

At the turn of the century in Coaltown, Illinois, John Ashley is
convicted of shooting his friend and business partner. After strangers
help Ashley escape, he flees to Chile, leaving his wife and children
facing poverty and town ridicule. The family's survival techniques
over the years are detailed before Wilder explains what really
happened during the shooting.
[RC 37676 pub. 1987]

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ELEGY FOR APRIL
Author:   BLACK, BENJAMIN, 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06461
1 volume in 1 container

1950s Dublin. Pathologist Garret Quirke has recently left an
addiction-treatment center when his daughter Phoebe asks him to help
find her missing friend April. Quirke and Inspector Hackett question
April's family while Phoebe interrogates April's friends. Sequel to
The Silver Swan (DB/RC 66116). Some descriptions of sex, some
violence. 2010.

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ELEGY FOR EDDIE: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  07140
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1933. Some friends of Maisie's father ask her to investigate
the death of Eddie Pettit, a mentally disabled man with a remarkable
ability to calm horses. Eddie had seemed troubled in the days before
he was crushed by a massive roll of paper in a factory. Bestseller.
2012.

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ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATKINS
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06095
1 volume in 1 container

When someone tries to push Jo Tulip in front of a New York train, her
ex-fiancé, Bradford, suffers an injury while saving her - and the
unintentional sleuth is thrown onto the tracks of a very personal
mystery. Jo's boyfriend, Danny Watkins, is away in Paris, so she
begins a solo investigation of her near-murder. What secret was
Bradford about to share before he took the fall? And when Jo uncovers
clues tied to Europe, can she and Danny work together in time to
save her life?

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ELEVENTH LITTLE INDIAN
Author:   JACQUEMARD, YVES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02465
1 volume in 1 container

Shortly after a production of Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians"
opens in Paris, nine of the ten members of the cast are found slain
in their dressing rooms. The body of a stranger is also found. The
investigation unveils all the old grudges and hatreds within the
acting troupe. Written as a tribute to Christie. 1979.

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ELLERY QUEEN'S CHAMPIONS OF MYSTERY
Author:   QUEEN, ELLERY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03935
1 volume in 1 container

Collection of mysteries by noted writers such as Ross MacDonald,
Rex Stout and others.

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ELOQUENCE OF BLOOD
Author:   ROCK, JUDITH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHARLES DU LUC MYSTERY    2

LB  06994
1 volume in 1 container

Christmas in Paris, 1686. The spirit of the season is shattered when
Martine Mynette is murdered while trying to prove that she is the
adopted daughter of the last surviving Mynette heir and thus claim
her inheritance - money that the family otherwise intended to go to
the Jesuit school, Louis le Grand. Now, with Jesuits being implicated
in Martine's death, rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc will not rest
until he finds her murderer. Violence and some strong language. 2011.

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EMERALD
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03047
1 volume in 1 container

Fleeing from her mob-connected ex-husband, Carol, a young writer,
seeks refuge with her aunt, a reclusive former movie star whose
fortress like mansion overlooks the opulence of Palm Springs.  As
Carol begins research for a biography of her famous aunt, she is drawn
into an old Hollywood scandal that menaces many lives. 1983.

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EMPTY COPPER SEA
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   17

LB  02319
1 volume in 1 container

When an on-the-skids tycoon from Timber Bay falls from his yacht off
the Florida Coast, no one believes his drowning was accidental.
Travis McGee and his side-kick Meyer investigate by posing as
corporate real estate aides.  Some strong language.  Bestseller.

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EMPTY DEATH
Author:   WILSON, LAURA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06773
1 volume in 1 container

Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's exhausted
inhabitants are living in a world of dereliction. War-weary
Detective Inspector Ted Stratton is no exception, but he cannot help
being drawn in by his latest case. Called to investigate when a doctor
is found dead, Stratton soon realizes that someone at this hospital
is not what they appear to be. Violence, strong language and some
descriptions of sex. 2009.

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ENDANGERED: A ZOO MYSTERY
Author:   LITTLEWOOD, ANN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07173
1 volume in 1 container

When a drug bust reveals exotic animals at a marijuana grow site,
zookeeper Iris Oakley and a colleague ride to the rescue. But instead
of pets they find smuggled parrots and tortoises destined for sale
to unscrupulous collectors and a woman who escaped the bust - dead.
Iris soon realizes that people she counts on are not who they claim
to be. Sorting through clues and tripping over secrets, Iris soon
learns everyone has an agenda, and at least one of them is deadly.
Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012

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ENDLESS NIGHT
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01369
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07124
1 volume in 1 container

England. Chauffeur Michael Rogers's dream of owning a beautiful home
seems out of reach until he marries American oil heiress Ellie
Goodman. Despite warnings from locals and other sinister omens, they
acquire a property rumored to be cursed by gypsies. Michael soon
succumbs to resident evil. Some strong language. 1967.

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ENQUIRY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02479
1 volume in 1 container

When steeplechase rider Kelly Hughes lost his license due to fraud,
his first feelings were of bewilderment and disbelief, for he was not
guilty of the charges. 1969.

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ENVY THE NIGHT
Author:   KORYTA, MICHAEL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06127
1 volume in 1 container

Frank Temple III hunts Devin Matteson, the mobster who convinced
Frank's late father, a U.S. marshal, to become an assassin and then
turned him in to the FBI.  Along the way, a car wreck leads to
shootouts, kidnappings, and surprising revelations.  Violence and
strong language. 2008.

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ERROR OF THE MOON
Author:   WOODS, SARA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01096
1 volume in 1 container

Antony Maitland, a barrister who had served as a "Special Agent"
during the war, was called in to investigate the leakage of
information from a secret missile research  station on the
lonely Yorkshire moors.

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ESCAPE ARTIST
Author:   IFKOVIC, EDWARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06726
1 volume in 1 container

In 1904, Edna Ferber is a 19-year-old girl reporter for the Appleton,
Wisconsin, Crescent, an occupation considered scandalous for a proper
young lady. By chance, she interviews Harry Houdini, in town visiting
old friends. When beautiful young Frana Lempke disappears from a
locked room at the high school and is then discovered murdered, Edna
asks Houdini for help in solving the murder. 2011.

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ESTATE OF THE BECKONING LADY
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  04310
1 volume in 1 container

Author William Faraday dies in his room at the Beckoning Lady in
Suffolk. At approximately the same time, another man has his head
bashed in and now lies in a deep ditch. His body is not discovered
for eight days. Albert Campion, on holiday in the area, thinks the
two deaths are related. And Old Harry, a local resident, predicts
a third death.

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EVE
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   12
Series: EVE QUINN AND BONNIE TRILOGY    1

LB  06985
1 volume in 1 container

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has one more name left on the list of
suspects in her daughter Bonnie's abduction years ago: Paul Black.
Then Eve learns shocking news from CIA agent Catherine Ling--Bonnie's
long-missing father is also a suspect. Violence, strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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EVEN MONEY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06247
1 volume in 1 container

After a steeplechase event, British bookmaker Ned Talbot meets his
father, who Ned thought had been dead for thirty-seven years. But then
Ned sees him murdered. Already coping with a mentally ill wife, Ned
uncovers family secrets and determines the reason his father was
killed. Some strong language and some violence. 2009.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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EVER PRESENT DANGER
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW     

LB  06210
1 volume in 1 container

At eighteen, Ivy Griffith likes nothing better than getting stoned
with her boyfriend and his basketball buddies - until one nightmare
afternoon when Ivy watches in horror as they murder a teammate and
bury his body.  The four friends make a pact to keep quiet, and Ivy
flees home for college and never looks back.  After ten years of
numbing her guilt with drugs, single mom Ivy is finally clean and
returning home to shed this baggage forever.  Then disaster strikes
at her high school reunion, and Ivy is the only witness left alive.
2007.

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EVER-RUNNING MAN: A SHARON MCCONE MYSTERY
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHARON MCCONE MYSTERY   25

LB  05301
1 volume in 1 container

San Francisco PI Sharon McCone is hired by her husband Hy's security
firm RKI to stop the "ever-running man," a shadowy figure who's been
planting bombs at RKI offices around the world. As the investigation
progresses, Sharon begins to question Hy's secretive role in the
company. Some strong language. 2007.

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EVERY BRILLIANT EYE
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03561
1 volume in 1 container

Private eye Amos Walker investigates the case of a missing friend
and finds an explosive manuscript about the war in Vietnam.
A determined publisher who wants the book at any price finds
Walker.
[Also RC 24348.]

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EVIL FOR EVIL: A BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY #4
Author:   BENN, JAMES R
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY    4

LB  06684
1 volume in 1 container

Fifty Browning Automatic Rifles have been stolen from a U.S. Army
base in Northern Ireland. His "uncle" Ike Eisenhower sends Billy Boyle
to recover the weapons, which might be used in a German-sponsored
IRA uprising. Bodies begin to accumulate as Billy finds unexpected
challenges to his Boston-Irish upbringing and IRA sympathies. He
learns there are rogues on both sides. Violence and strong language.
2009.

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EVIL UNDER THE SUN: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02010
1 volume in 1 container

Glamorous Arlena Marshall, vacationing with her husband and step-
daughter in a hotel on Smugglers Island, is found strangled to
death. Poirot finds that at least six of the other hotel guests
had motives for the murder, but his usual faultless reasoning
eventually discovers the murderer, along with some surprises.
Also available in "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection"
(RC 60232) with "Peril at End House," "Murder at Hazelmoor,"
"Easy to Kill," and "Ten Little Indians." 1941.

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EVIL, INC.
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    2

LB  04123
1 volume in 1 container

The Hardy Boys find themselves on their own in France, fighting the
largest organized crime ring in the world.

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EXECUTION DOCK: AN INSPECTOR WILLIAM MONK MYSTERY
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY   16

LB  06643
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1864. Thames River Police Force commander William Monk
apprehends Jericho Phillips, a dockside sex merchant suspected of
murdering a young boy. But at trial, clever lawyers get Phillips
acquitted. Monk and his wife, Hester, muster a motley rogue force to
bring Phillips to justice. Some violence. 2009.

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EXERCISE HOODWINK
Author:   PROCTER, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHIEF INSPECTOR MARTINEAU INVESTIGATES     

LB  01176
1 volume in 1 container

Local police enquiries about an apparently normal motor accident
gradually reveal features which eventually become a matter of concern
to the police of two continents. The issues at stake are criminal
and not political, but they are grave enough to disturb Whitehall.
The story is tautly told as the action eventually spread from London
across half of England. 1967.

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EXIT HARLEQUIN
Author:   GREGG, CECIL FREEMAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00950
1 volume in 1 container

During a scene in the shooting of a film the Harlequin is really
stabbed. Was it the leading lady or someone in disguise?
Inspector Higgins has an exciting time tracking down the killer.

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EXIT SCREAMING
Author:   DALMAS, HERBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00734
1 volume in 1 container

The president of a prestigious men's university (Princeton,
perhaps?) is threatened with murder by an aging alumnus in this
paradoxical suspense story designed to satisfy fans of the
psychological thriller.

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EXPENSIVE HALO
Author:   TEY, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03342
1 volume in 1 container

Rich, bored Ursula Deane takes an interest in a penniless violinist
in a comedy set in London in the 1920's.

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EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   18

LB  07077
1 volume in 1 container

Home from a Hawaiian vacation, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds a
photo in her bag and learns that her seatmate was murdered. While
eluding thugs who are looking for the picture, Stephanie searches for
her missing arch nemesis Joyce and endures serial carjackings. Strong
language and some violence. Bestseller.  2011.

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F IS FOR FUGITIVE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    6

LB  06732
1 volume in 1 container

In the California coastal town of Floral Beach, the residents don't
dwell on the past.  So no one thinks too much about the long-dead
Jean Timberlake, or Bailey Fowler--the self-confessed killer who
was tried, convicted, and a year later walked away from jail.  But
now, seventeen years later, Bailey has reappeared and Kinsey Millhone
has been hired to prove his innocence.  Book club selection.

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FACE AT THE WINDOW: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE   12

LB  06131
1 volume in 1 container

Maine. Ozzie Campbell disappears two weeks before his trial for
allegedly killing the mother of do-it-yourself enthusiast Jacobia
"Jake" Tiptree thirty years ago. Jake's worst fears are realized when
a local babysitter and child are kidnapped and Jake receives
threatening phone calls from Ozzie. Some violence. 2008.

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FACE OF THE TIGER
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00926
1 volume in 1 container

Set in the Coastline Club, an exclusive residential setup, this story
is suspenseful throughout and the ingenuity of the device used by
the criminal to conceal the stolen child is the story's chief
attraction.

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FALL OF MIDAS
Author:   ASTLEY, JULIET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02578
1 volume in 1 container

**Note: Juliet Astley is the pen name of Norah Lofts.**
Novel of melodrama and murder in turn-of-the-century England.
Edwin Orford, a man with the Midas touch who springs from humble
beginnings, uses his wealth to rule his son and his daughters.

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FALLEN
Author:   PARKER, T. JEFFERSON
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05130
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-nine-year-old San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw
suffers from synesthesia, a restless wife, and a new case. Former
internal affairs cop Garrett Asplundh, now a city ethics investigator,
is murdered after uncovering corruption in city hall that endangers
the municipal bond rating. Strong language and some violence.
Bestseller. 2006.

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FALLEN MAN
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   12

LB  04489
1 volume in 1 container

Retired Navajo policeman Joe Leaphorn joins his former partner Jim
Chee in investigating the skeleton of a man found on a mountain ledge.
Chee, who is also tracking cattle rustlers, follows a trail that sheds
light on the fallen man and helps the two sleuths uncover the story of
his tragic death.  Bestseller.

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FALLING TO PIECES: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    1

LB  07056
1 volume in 1 container

When two women - one Amish and one English - join forces to organize
a successful online quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a
friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are
uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary
situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn
detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and
they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and
catch a killer. Some violence. 2011.

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FALSE INSPECTOR DEW
Author:   LOVESEY, PETER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03171
1 volume in 1 container

There appears to be only one foreseeable outcome to Alma Webster's
passionate love for her dentist: the murder of his wife. The case of
notorious real-life murderer Dr. Crippen provides the inspiration for
their plan, except that they avoid the mistakes that led to Crippen's
arrest. On a cruise, the dentist whimsically takes the name of Dew,
the detective who arrested Crippen, and is invited to investigate the
murder on board.

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FALSE MOVES
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7; Grades 5 - 8
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    9

LB  04197
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy tracks down the thief responsible for stealing the million-
dollar Raja diamond during a gala ballet performance.

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FALSE SCENT: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #21
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   21

LB  00952
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Bellamy's birthday party had become a tradition in the theatrical
world. It was always a glittering affair, but this year everything
went wrong and a body was found upstairs. Inspector Alleyn is called
in and eventually solves the mystery.

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FALSE-HEARTED TEDDY: A BEAR COLLECTOR'S MYSTERY
Author:   LAMB, JOHN J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05302
1 volume in 1 container

Former homicide detective Brad Lyon has happily settled into
retirement with his wife, Ashleigh, and their new business: crafting
artisan teddy bears. They even take their line of Lyon's Tigers and
Bears on the road to a big-time bear show. But ex-cop Brad senses
something sinister when he witnesses a domestic dispute between
the couple behind the hugely popular line of Cheery Cherub Bears.
Then a second scuffle results when another designer accuses the
award-winning couple of stealing ideas for their furry angel bears.

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FAMILY AFFAIR
Author:   EBERHART, MIGNON GOOD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02849
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah Favor returns from taking her fiancé to the airport to find
Forte, the black sheep of the family, murdered on her doorstep. Her
aunt stops her from calling the police and various family members
hide the corpse. Only Sarah seems interested in finding the murderer.
After she has a nearly fatal accident, she realizes that someone,
perhaps in her own family, is trying to stop her.

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FAMILY VAULT
Author:   MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SARAH KELLING     

LB  02701
1 volume in 1 container

She has rubies in her teeth, a crimson skirt, and not a shred of skin
on her bones. She is the burlesque queen Ruby Redd, missing over the
past thirty years, and Sarah Kelling discovers her sprawled in
grotesque fashion in the family vault. A gothic mixture of murder,
mayhem, and comic exaggeration set in Boston's Beacon Hill.

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FAMOUS DETECTIVE STORIES IN LARGE PRINT
Author:   REISER, VIRGINIA S
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04692
1 volume in 1 container

This is a collection of sixteen stories by the masters of mystery.
These classics from the American hard-boiled school as well as the
English Golden Age of Detective Fiction, feature such popular sleuths
as Rex Stout's orchid-breeding Nero Wolfe and his sidekick Archie
Goodwin; Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot with his "little grey cells"
and Ross Macdonald's cynical private investigator Lew Archer.

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FAREWELL CROWN AND GOODBYE KING
Author:   BENNETT, MARGOT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00735
1 volume in 1 container

A brilliant, witty, exciting and entertaining thriller. 1961.

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FARM FRESH MURDER: A FARMERS' MARKET MYSTERY
Author:   SHELTON, PAIGE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06476
1 volume in 1 container

Becca Robbins leads a simple life making jams and preserves on her
very own farm. Late for her stall time at Bailey's Farmers' Market,
she arrives to find the normally lively market turned into a crime
scene, with a murdered peach vendor as the featured item of the day.
Cranky old Abner Justen sells wildflowers and is like a father to
Becca. It seems he's also the number one suspect, seen arguing with
the victim just days before. Strong language. 2010.

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FATAL INDUCTION: A PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY
Author:   PAJER, BERNADETTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY    2

LB  07166
1 volume in 1 container

Seattle, 1901. An electrical competition incited Electrical
Engineering Professor Benjamin Bradshaw's obsession for invention.
The winner's telephonic system will deliver music from the Seattle
Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident
he can win. But soon after the shock of President McKinley's
assassination, Bradshaw uncovers a crime closer to home. A gypsy
peddler's cart is abandoned behind his house, and the peddler's child
may have witnessed a murder. Frustrated by police apathy, Bradshaw
follows the girl's trail. Soon he knows that to save the child, he
must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer. 2012.

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FATEFUL SUMMER
Author:   JOHNSTON, VELDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02855
1 volume in 1 container

A turn-of-the century tale narrated by Emma, who recalls the tragic
love affair of her beautiful friend Amanda and the violence that
touched all their lives. When Amanda's tyrannical father is found
murdered, her love is the prime suspect. Emma, however, accidentally
unearths the true culprit, thereby putting her own life in danger.
1981.

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FATHER BROWN BOOK
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01409
1 volume in 1 container

Father Brown is a priest with a wealth of knowledge about evil and
evil-doers. In this collection of short stories, he uses this
knowledge to solve several mysteries and defeat criminals.

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FEAR OF FRYING: A JANE JEFFRY MYSTERY
Author:   CHURCHILL, JILL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JANE JEFFRY MYSTERY     

LB  05168
1 volume in 1 container

A Wisconsin trip becomes a murder investigation after Jane and her
friend Shelley discover the body of local car dealer Sam Claypool at
their campsite. When the sheriff arrives the body is gone. Sam turns
up alive the next day--only to be found dead again. Some strong
language. 1997.

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FEARLESS FOURTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   14

LB  07131
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest skip is single mom Loretta
Rizzi, a distant cousin of Stephanie's cop boyfriend Joe Morelli.
Stephanie reluctantly agrees to watch Loretta's son, but then Loretta
is kidnapped, people die, and everyone starts looking for a hidden
stash of nine million dollars. Strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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FEAST DAY OF FOOLS
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HACKBERRY HOLLAND MYSTERY     

LB  07011
1 volume in 1 container

Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland and chief deputy Pam Tibbs investigate
a murder in the desert borderland. Meanwhile, serial killer "Preacher"
Jack Collins, from Rain Gods (DB 69989), returns and harbors a former
federal scientist whose knowledge of military secrets makes him a
terrorist target. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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FELONY FILE
Author:   SHANNON, DELL, 1921-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUIS MENDOZA MYSTERY   31

LB  02795
1 volume in 1 container

Lt. Luis Mendoza and his men in the Los Angeles police department
tackle three seemingly flawless robberies, the murder of a young
divorcee, the heist of half a million dollars from a fashionable
department store, and the senseless murder of a middle-aged woman
in a public park.  Despite the frantic pace, the Lieutenant's wit
and charm remain intact, and he even has time to rescue a cat from
a burning house. 1980.
Luis Mendoza #31.

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FENNER
Author:   COXE, GEORGE HARMON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01311
1 volume in 1 container

Just one week before she is to take possession of her multimillion
dollar trust fund, Carol Browning disappears from the mental
hospital to which her husband has committed her. Searching for
her, Private Investigator Jack Fenner encounters five men with
strong interests in her whereabouts.

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FENNISTER AFFAIR
Author:   BELL, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02616
1 volume in 1 container

Sally Combes goes on a farewell cruise to the Caribbean. One of the
passengers disappears. As sinister events build up into a pattern of
violence, Sally is forced to realize that almost anyone on board could
hold the key to the puzzle. 1969.

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FER-DE-LANCE
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    1

LB  02807
1 volume in 1 container

Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin make their debut in this first of many
tales about the corpulent master sleuth who operates out of a New York
brownstone office. When Wolfe receives the gift of a deadly snake,
his assistant suspects that they are onto the clever person who
murdered an Italian immigrant and a college president, although he
cannot imagine what connection there may be.

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FERGUSON AFFAIR
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03249
1 volume in 1 container

Lawyer Bill Gunnarson's troubles begin when he takes on Ella
Barker's case and the corpses that seem to come with it.  Clues
lead him to a former starlet, her oil-rich husband, a handsome
lifeguard...and a couple of bullets that he hadn't counted on.

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FIELD OF THIRTEEN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04783
1 volume in 1 container

Mystery stories featuring horses and racetracks. Eight were previously
published (most in the 1970s), and five are originals. In "Spring
Fever," an older woman falls in love with her young jockey. In "Blind
Chance," a blind boy picks up information about photo finishes and
places his bets before the races are decided.  Bestseller. 1998.

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FIFTH WITNESS
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06673
1 volume in 1 container

Defense attorney Mickey Haller, from The Lincoln Lawyer (DB/RC 61492),
now focuses on foreclosure work. But when his client Lisa Trammel is
accused of murdering the banker who has been trying to take her house,
Mickey once again has a high-profile case. Strong language.
Bestseller. 2011.

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FINAL UNDERTAKING: A BARRY CLAYTON MYSTERY
Author:   DE CASTRIQUE, MARK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06022
1 volume in 1 container

When his father developed Alzheimer's, Barry Clayton quit his law
enforcement career and returned to North Carolina to run the family's
funeral home. This quiet mountain town seems idyllic until Sheriff
Tommy Lee Wadkins is shot at a summer festival by an old man.
Hospitalized, Tommy Lee appoints his friend Barry as the deputy in
charge of the investigation. The shooter first appears to be a
mentally unstable summer tourist, but the case quickly twists.
It appears that someone is preying upon senior citizens. Violence,
some profanity. 2007.

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FINGER LICKIN' FIFTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   15

LB  07132
1 volume in 1 container

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's assistant Lula witnesses the murder of
celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle, who was attending a barbecue cook-off
in Trenton. Lula and Grandma Mazur enter the contest to lure the
killers and to collect the reward. Stephanie also helps Ranger plug a
security leak. Strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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FINGER OF SATURN
Author:   CANNING, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01683
1 volume in 1 container

An Englishman receives word that his beloved wife, who vanished a
year before, is alive and well. When they meet, he realizes she is
suffering from amnesia and doesn't know who he is. 1973.

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FINISHING SCHOOL: A MELANIE VARGAS NOVEL
Author:   MARTINEZ, MICHELE, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MELANIE VARGAS     

LB  05128
1 volume in 1 container

Prosecutor Melanie Vargas of the U.S. Attorney's Office investigates
the scene where two wealthy finishing-school girls overdosed on drugs.
The distraught building superintendent begs Melanie to look for his
missing daughter, who spent the evening with the teens. Strong
language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.

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FIRE SALE: A V.I. WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY   12

LB  05067
1 volume in 1 container

Private detective V.I. Warshawski volunteers to coach girls'
basketball at her former South Chicago high school. To help the
impoverished team, V.I. seeks funding from discount behemoth By-Smart
and discovers that the owner's grandson is romantically linked with
one of her players. Meanwhile a neighborhood factory is bombed. 2005.

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FIREFLY GADROON: A LOVEJOY NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04316
1 volume in 1 container

Lovejoy, the most expert and impecunious antiques dealer in England
sets out to avenge the murder of an old silversmith and catch a
ring of international antiques smugglers. When his plans go awry
and he is almost killed, he appears to meet a fate worse than death.

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FIRM
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04292
1 volume in 1 container

Bendini, Lambert, and Locke is a Memphis law firm specializing in
taxes and making millionaires.  The extensive dossier it has on
Mitchell Y. McDeere indicates he is just the man for their firm.  To
Mitch, their job offer seems too good to be true. He accepts, and it
isn't long before he begins to realize that the firm is not what it
appears to be. Suddenly Mitch finds himself between a rock and a hard
place. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1991.

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FIRST CASES: NEW AND CLASSIC TALES OF DETECTION
Author:   RANDISI, ROBERT J
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04839
1 volume in 1 container

This collection of mystery stories ranges from hard-boiled to cozy.
Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee investigates rumors of witchcraft in the
steamy Southwest. Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan looks into a
suspicious Baltimore house fire. The reader sees Victorian England through
the eyes of Anne Perry's Lady Vespasia and explores modern Manhattan
with Lawrence Block's Chip Harrison.

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FIRST CLASS MURDER
Author:   ROOSEVELT, ELLIOTT, 1919-1990
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MYSTERY    9

LB  04336
1 volume in 1 container

In 1938, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is returning from her vacation
in France aboard a luxury liner filled with celebrities. Her sleuthing
abilities are called upon when a fellow passenger, the ambassador of
the USSR, is found poisoned. This ninth mystery featuring his mother
was published after the author's death in 1990.

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FIRST EAGLE
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   13

LB  04619
1 volume in 1 container

Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee arrests the poacher he finds
standing over a dying police officer. But when Jim's mentor, retired
cop Joe Leaphorn, begins looking for a missing scientist last seen
in that same area that same day, the case takes on new dimensions.
Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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FIRST RULE: A JOE PIKE NOVEL
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL     

LB  06604
1 volume in 1 container

A team of professional criminals kills former mercenary Frank Meyer
and his entire family in their home. Frank's one-time employer Joe
Pike sets out to avenge the murders and, with help from his PI partner
Elvis Cole, to determine why Frank was targeted. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2010.

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FIRST WAVE: A BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY #2
Author:   BENN, JAMES R
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY    2

LB  06682
1 volume in 1 container

Billy Boyle is dispatched to help arrange the surrender of Vichy
French forces in Algeria. But dissension among the regular army, the
militia, and De Gaulle's Free French allows black marketers in
league with the Germans to divert medical supplies, leading to
multiple murders. Billy must find the killers and rescue the girl he
loves, a British spy. Strong language and violence. 2007.

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FIT TO DIE
Author:   STUYCK, KAREN HANSON
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06243
1 volume in 1 container

Lauren Prescott is fifty, fat (according to her husband) and flat
broke after he empties their bank account, closes his dental practice,
and leaves town without a word of explanation. To land a magazine job,
Lauren is writing a profile of a fitness guru who died while jogging,
a death that looks increasingly suspicious the more she probes. Now
Lauren must penetrate the brutal reality behind these two men's public
facades, unaware that a killer is also working with a deadline - to
murder her. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

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FIVE LITTLE PIGS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06967
1 volume in 1 container

England. A young woman hires private detective Hercule Poirot to
exonerate her late mother who was convicted of killing her famous
artist husband - the young woman's father - sixteen years earlier. To
clear the mother's name, Poirot searches for the fatal flaw in what
appears to have been the perfect poisoning. 1942.

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FIVE RED HERRINGS
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    6

LB  02685
1 volume in 1 container

Though Kirkcudbright, a proud Scottish village, was not ordinarily
tolerant of outsiders, Lord Peter Wimsey always felt welcome. Then
one day the village offered him something in his own line of work--
a corpse.

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FLETCH
Author:   MCDONALD, GREGORY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01701
1 volume in 1 container

A California industrialist offers a San Francisco journalist on an
undercover assignment a large sum of money to commit murder. The
newsman accepts when he discovers the victim will be the industrialist
himself.  Strong language.

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FLETCH AND THE WIDOW BRADLEY
Author:   MCDONALD, GREGORY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02851
1 volume in 1 container

Likable Irwin Maurice Fletcher, a hard-gunning investigative reporter
known as Fletch, bungles a routine story for the paper and loses his
job. Believing that somebody has set him up, he tries to get at the
truth to clear his name. Bestseller 1981.

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FLIGHT OF THE FALCON
Author:   DU MAURIER, DAPHNE, 1907-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01162
1 volume in 1 container

A young courier leads a party of tourists from Genoa to Rome. One
of the party draws his attention to a vagrant lying asleep in the
doorway of a church. The courier is suddenly  involved in a drama
that moves swiftly to an exciting climax.

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FLOATERS
Author:   WAMBAUGH, JOSEPH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04595
1 volume in 1 container

The America's Cup comes to San Diego, and Ambrose Lutterworth, the
Keeper of the Cup, plots with prostitute Blaze Duvall to sabotage
New Zealand's yacht. Duvall's suspicious behavior gets the attention
of a pair of water cops. Then, on the eve of the race, Duvall and
another hooker are found dead.  Bestseller.
Strong language and descriptions of sex.

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FLYAWAY
Author:   BAGLEY, DESMOND
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02287
1 volume in 1 container

Security consultant Max Stafford leaves London for Africa on the trail
of young Paul Billson, who has left a Stafford client's employ
abruptly.  Max learns that Billson is set on clearing the name of his
father, a daring pilot, who vanished over the Sahara Desert forty
years earlier.  Max soon finds himself dodging attackers.  Some strong
language.

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FLYING TOO HIGH: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY, BOOK 2
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    2

LB  07081
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. PI Phryne Fisher juggles two unrelated cases
involving kidnapping and murder. In one, Phryne searches for a lottery
winner's missing daughter. In the other, Phryne sets out to exonerate
a pilot charged with killing his brutish father. Some explicit
descriptions of sex. 1990.

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FOOL'S PUZZLE: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY #1
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER    1

LB  04659
1 volume in 1 container

Recently widowed Benni Harper has moved to San Celina County, California,
to become curator for a folk museum and overseer of the artists'
cooperative connected to it. Returning to the museum late one night,
Benni sees her cousin Rita hurrying away and discovers the body of an
artist.

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FOOLISH UNDERTAKING
Author:   DE CASTRIQUE, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05357
1 volume in 1 container

When his father was stricken with Alzheimer's, Barry Clayton left a
police career in Charlotte to return to his tiny Appalachian
hometown of Gainesboro, North Carolina, to help run the family
funeral business. Barry's loving, respectful relationships with his
parents and uncle are a part of what makes him such a compelling
protagonist: family loyalty is the driving force in his life. In this
adventure, Barry is preparing for the funeral of Vietnamese Y'Grok
Eban. Y'Grok was part of the Montagnards, a fiercely loyal resistance
group who helped save the lives of countless Americans during the
Vietnamese War - including that of Gainesboro sheriff Tommy Lee
Wadkins. When someone attacks Barry and steals Y'Grok's body, the
likable undertaker has more than embarrassment to worry about.

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FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK
Author:   HEYER, GEORGETTE, 1902-1974
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07187
1 volume in 1 container

Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the
front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory
is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle
and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder
victim is discovered in the Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio
begins to fear that the ghostly rumors are true and they are not
alone after all. Some strong language and some violence. 1932.

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FOR BETTER OR HEARSE
Author:   DURHAM, LAURA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05163
1 volume in 1 container

Wedding planner Annabelle Archer is orchestrating another high society
wedding at an elegant hotel when the temperamental and widely-despised
Chef Henri meets death impaled on an ice sculpture. Chef Henri's
skills in the kitchen were overshadowed only by the scorn the D.C.
culinary community held for the obnoxious man. So when the hotel's
event coordinator is quickly arrested for the murder, Annabelle isn't
convinced that the police have done their homework and she knows
exactly where to start.

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FOR KICKS
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01631
1 volume in 1 container

Daniel Roke, Australian owner of a prosperous stud farm, is reluctant
to leave home, but the earl of October lures him to England with the
promise of a handsome fee. The earl persuades Roke to pocket his
refined accent and to pose as a stable boy in a plot to track down
whoever is drugging horses. Roke smokes out the criminals, who are
confident that they are using an undetectable method of fixing races and
are deadly if anyone becomes suspicious.

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FOR WHOM THE WEDDING BELL TOLLS: A ROMANCE MYSTERY
Author:   MEHL, NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06417
1 volume in 1 container

The eclectic citizens of Winter Break, Kansas, keep Ivy Towers on her
toes as she solves puzzling mysteries and navigates the mysterious
ways of love. In For Whom The Wedding Bell Tolls, the wedding planner
is dead and Ivy is a suspect. Now the wedding of Ivy Towers and Deputy
Sheriff Amos Parker is on hold - along with their blissful future -
until Ivy can figure out just who nixed their nuptials. 2008.

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FORBIDDEN FRUIT: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    5

LB  07068
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman, owner of the bakery Earthly Delights, detests
Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive in
Melbourne, Australia, where Christmas is a summer festival. And her
boyfriend, Daniel, is tracking two runaways whose Romeo-and-Juliet
romance is not as straightforward as it seems. With the help of a
troupe of free-spirited "freegans," three internet hackers, and  a
bunch of singing vegans, Corinna and Daniel go head-to-head with a
sinister religious cult and a band of Romanies in a wild chase against
the clock. Some strong language. 2010.

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FORCE OF NATURE: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   12

LB  07153
1 volume in 1 container

John Nemecek, the former Special Forces mentor of falconer Nate
Romanowski, now has reason to want Nate dead. Nate is skilled at
living off the grid but knows Nemecek will target his friends,
including Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett and his family. Violence and
strong language. 2012.

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FORGOTTEN AFFAIRS OF YOUTH
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    8

LB  06999
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh, Scotland. Isabel Dalhousie agrees to help fellow
philosopher Jane Cooper, who is Australian, search for her biological
father. Meanwhile Isabel considers marrying the father of her
two-year-old son, and Isabel's niece Cat has inadvertently served a
poisonous mushroom tart to people at her cafe. 2011.

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FORTRESS
Author:   LORD, GABRIELLE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  00828
1 volume in 1 container

Four violent men invade a one-room school in an isolated community in
Australia, where they kidnap teacher Sally Jones and her class to hold
for a million dollars' ransom. As their plight becomes more and more
terrifying, the victims make desperate plans to be free of their
captors.  Strong language.
[LB 828 is Fortress by Trevelyan, Raliegh, not by Lord, Gabrielle]

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FOUR-FIFTY FROM PADDINGTON: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00768
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07036
1 volume in 1 container

While traveling home by train, Mrs. McGillicuddy witnesses a
murder in the train next to hers.  Why was the body not found
for so long, and who were the man and woman?
Originally published in the United States as: "What Mrs.
McGillicuddy Saw!" (CX 06008, RD 06008) and in "Five Complete Miss
Marple Novels" (RC 56994) with "Body in the Library," "Caribbean
Mystery," "Mirror Crack'd," and "Nemesis."

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FOURTH DEADLY SIN
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EDWARD X DELANEY    5

LB  03680
1 volume in 1 container

When saintly New York psychiatrist Simon Ellerbee is murdered, retired
Chief of Detectives Edward X. Delaney takes charge of the case.  The
victim's beautiful widow supplies Delaney with a list of the doctor's
six most potentially violent patients.  Bestseller 1985.
Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.

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FOURTH SIDE OF THE TRIANGLE
Author:   QUEEN, ELLERY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELLERY QUEEN     

LB  01255
1 volume in 1 container

Queen is called upon to find out who really killed a New York dress
designer when one of the city's wealthiest families appears to be
involved.

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FREE FALL IN CRIMSON
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   19

LB  02853
1 volume in 1 container

Private eye Travis McGee, on the mend from a lost love, is asked by
Ron Esterland to find out who killed his wealthy, cancer ridden
father, Ellis, two years ago.  Suspects include Ellis' long-estranged
actress wife, Josephine, who inherited the family fortune.  McGee goes
on location for her film in progress, winds up in an explosive
situation in a small Iowa town, and finds a new love.  Strong
language.  Bestseller.

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FRENCH INHERITANCE
Author:   STEVENSON, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02652
1 volume in 1 container

David Hurst inherits a house in a small French town. When he arrives
to claim his legacy, he finds the nude body of a woman in bed. 1974.

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FRENCHMAN
Author:   JOHNSTON, VELDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01929
1 volume in 1 container

Hoping to forget an unhappy love affair, Joan Creighton goes abroad
with her cousin, the widow of a former U.S. president, and her
ever-present Secret Service guard. A plan to kidnap the ex-first
lady creates danger and romance for Joan.

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FRIDAY THE RABBI SLEPT LATE
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    1

LB  01288
1 volume in 1 container

Rabbi Small is the chief suspect when the body of a woman is found
strangled in the rabbi's own car. The rabbi proves to be a master of
detection and aids the police in solving the crime.  1964.

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FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY #2
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    2

LB  05151
1 volume in 1 container

Isabel Dalhousie from The Sunday Philosophy Club (RC 58888) fills in
for her niece Cat at her Edinburgh, Scotland, gourmet food shop.
Isabel meets people who need her help, including a heart transplant
patient haunted by his donor. Then Cat returns from Italy, where she
met a new man. 2005.

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04715
1 volume in 1 container

Junior Cain feels rejuvenated after pushing his beloved bride to her
death, but he senses enemies in a spooky cop and a boy named
Bartholomew. As Cain ruthlessly seeks Barty, the gifted boy uses
quantum physics to overcome his blindness. Violence, some descriptions
of sex, and some strong language. Bestseller. 2000.

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FROZEN SHROUD: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    6

LB  07349
1 volume in 1 container

Death has come twice to Ravenbank, a remote community in England's
Lake District, each time on Halloween. Just before the First World
War, a young woman's corpse was found, with a makeshift shroud
frozen to her battered face. Her ghost - the Faceless Woman - is
said to walk through Ravenbank on Halloween. Five years ago, another
woman, Katya Moss, was murdered, and again her face was covered to
hide her injuries. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of
sex. 2013.

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G IS FOR GUMSHOE: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    7

LB  06261
1 volume in 1 container

Kinsey Millhone has just taken the job of locating Irene Gersh's
mother, Agnes, who has not been heard from for six months.  Then
Kinsey is notified that there is a contract out on her life.  As she
pursues Agnes--a search that will unveil a violent family history--
Kinsey works under the watchful, and romantically interested eye of
security expert Robert Dietz, trying to stay one step ahead of her
hired killer.  Bestseller.

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GAME OF MURDER
Author:   DURBRIDGE, FRANCIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02016
1 volume in 1 container

When his father dies in a golfing accident, a young Scotland Yard
officer is not sure it was a mere accident.

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GEMINI CONTENDERS
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03790
1 volume in 1 container

A small vault with rare documents that could shatter the civilized
world is smuggled from an ancient monastery in Greece to the Italian
Alps at the beginning of World War II.  The only clue to its hiding
place lies with a wealthy anti-Nazi who last moved the vault.  Strong
language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex.  Bestseller
1976.

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GENERAL MURDERS
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04634
1 volume in 1 container

This is a collection of ten original stories involving brash private
investigator Amos Walker.  With colourful characters, twisting plots
and cracking dialogue it has everything readers have come to expect
from a leading crime writer.

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GENEROUS DEATH: JENNY CAIN MYSTERY
Author:   PICKARD, NANCY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JENNY CAIN    1

LB  04657
1 volume in 1 container

Jenny Cain, director of the town foundation, is threatened by the
murders of three major philanthropists. With her name listed as
the next victim, Jenny works with policeman Geof Bushfield, a former
classmate, to catch the killer.
  Some violence and some strong language.

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GHOSTS: AN 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY, #34
Author:   MCBAIN, ED, 1926-2005
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY   34

LB  02679
1 volume in 1 container

The murder of the writer of a bestselling ghost story thrusts
Detective Steve Carella into an investigation that is as bizarre as
most cases are routine.  Carella reluctantly follows the lover of
the dead man to an extraordinary confrontation in the deserted
Massachusetts beach house where the ghost story was written.
87th Precinct #34.       Some strong language.

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GHOSTWALK
Author:   STOTT, REBECCA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05310
1 volume in 1 container

A Cambridge historian, Elizabeth Vogelsang, is found drowned,
clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about
Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy remains unfinished. When her
son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the
missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves
into Elizabeth's house. Soon Lydia discovers that the shadow of
violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge may have its
origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has
unearthed. As Lydia becomes ensnared in a dangerous conspiracy that
reawakens ghosts of the past, the seventeenth century slowly seeps
into the twenty-first, with the city of Cambridge the bridge between
them.

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GIDEON'S BADGE
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  02666
1 volume in 1 container

George Gideon #12
With the friendly assistance of the New York Police Force, Commander
George Gideon strives to solve the problem of a criminal conspiracy
which is being operated between New York and Great Britain, a problem
which eventually includes crimes of brutal murder.

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GIDEON'S DAY
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01375
1 volume in 1 container

A single day's work in the life of a detective superintendent at Scot-
land Yard includes dope peddling, a child murderer, a hit and run
driver, and an old woman battered to death. 1972.
George Gideon #1

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GIDEON'S FIRE
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01871
1 volume in 1 container

George Gideon #7. Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard deals with arson,
bank robbery, a fraudulent bond issue, and the rape and murder of a
young woman. With these urgent problems, he has little time to spare
for an ugly family crisis building up at home.

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GIDEON'S FOG
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  02008
1 volume in 1 container

George Gideon of Scotland Yard solves a bizarre case involving murder
and a burial in London's Hyde Park. Kidnapping, vandalism, and a
jewel robbery are added ingredients. 1974.
George Gideon #7

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GIDEON'S MEN
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  02007
1 volume in 1 container

More problems arrive for Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard to solve.
First there is trouble in an overcrowded slum area and racial enmities
are near the surface. Meanwhile murder, robbery, and petty crime
bring their daily burdens for the police. 1972.
George Gideon #18.

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GIDEON'S MONTH
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01874
1 volume in 1 container

Commander George Gideon's month starts quietly enough at Scotland
Yard. Crime seems to be taking a holiday in the sunny weather, but the
lull is not for long. With the cases of an ill-treated child, a
murdered fence, and a wife who jumped backwards out of the window,
Gideon's month is busy enough. 1958.
George Gideon #4.

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GIDEON'S POWER
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01480
1 volume in 1 container

The city of London depended on power to drive the wheels of modern
industry. When saboteurs threatened the power stations and black-
outs brought the city to a standstill, Scotland Yard had to act.
There was another crime and Commander Gideon was at the heart of
it.
George Gideon #15

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GIDEON'S RIDE
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01870
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Gideon has a busy time at Scotland Yard as a gang of bus
robbers turn to murder and other cases complicate matters. 1963.

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GIDEON'S RISK
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01171
1 volume in 1 container

George Gideon #6.      Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard is
convinced that the influential millionaire, John Borgman, has
murdered his wife and, at the risk of involving the Yard in a large-
scale fiasco, he is determined to bring him to trial.

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GIDEON'S RIVER
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01668
1 volume in 1 container

The mystery begins with an attack on a young couple by two toughs who
try to drown them in the Thames and branches into a maze of cases
culminating in the planned robbery of a fashion pageant on the water,
staged by some of the city's "beautiful people."
George Gideon #14

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GIDEON'S SPORT
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  02649
1 volume in 1 container

Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard and his men are involved in a series
of cases centering on attempts to fix or subvert key sports events
during a hot English summer.
George Gideon #16

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GIDEON'S WEEK
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  01150
1 volume in 1 container

No week in the life of Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard can be
entirely uneventful. However, a mass escape from Millways Gaol,
Manchester, makes this one particularly harassing, especially with a
vicious criminal at large and set on revenge. 1969.

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GIDEON'S WRATH
Author:   MARRIC, J.J
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GIDEON     

LB  02002
1 volume in 1 container

The Scotland Yard commander must simultaneously deal with three
different kinds of crime.  He investigates a routine murder, a
pornography case, and a sudden wave of church desecrations.
George Gideon #13. 1967.

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GILDED SHROUD
Author:   BAILEY, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07179
1 volume in 1 container

When the marchioness is found murdered at Polbrook mansion, the
Dowager Lady Polbrook's new companion, Ottilia Draycott, finds
herself in a house of strangers and every one of them a suspect.
Only she can unmask and outwit a desperate killer and keep a
Polbrook family secret buried. Some violence. 2011.

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GINGER PYE
Author:   ESTES, ELEANOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6

LB  03727
1 volume in 1 container

The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a
mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives
of the Pye children.  Newbery Award 1952.

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GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   13 B

LB  06553
1 volume in 1 container

Three short Christmas mysteries. In the title piece, bakery owner
Hannah Swensen of Lake Eden, Minnesota, discovers the body of her
neighbor Ernie Kusak in his condo. Suspects in the murder of the
recent lottery winner include his ex-wife. Includes recipes. 2010.

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GIRL ON A HIGH WIRE
Author:   FOLEY, RAE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02657
1 volume in 1 container

Everyone urged her to go away, but Cathy Briggs remained at the
legendary Old Mill to fight the shadows in the mill and to face the
people who has been disinherited when she became her aunt's chief
legatee.

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GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    3

LB  06678
1 volume in 1 container

Sweden. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, from The Girl Who Played
with Fire (RC 69599), is hospitalized with a bullet in her head,
accused of murder. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigates Swedish
officials protecting Alexander Zalachenko, Lisbeth's attacker--and
father. Translated from Swedish. Violence, strong language, and
explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    2

LB  06679
1 volume in 1 container

Stockholm. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, from The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo (RC 67759), stands accused of murdering two journalists
who were researching sex trafficking. Lisbeth's former lover, magazine
publisher Mikael Blomkvist, investigates to exonerate her. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2006.

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GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, BOOK 1
Author:   LARSSON, STIEG, 1954-2004
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MILLENNIUM TRILOGY    1

LB  06719
1 volume in 1 container

Stockholm. Wealthy octogenarian Henrik Vanger hires disgraced
journalist Mikael Blomkvist and antisocial computer hacker Lisbeth
Salander to investigate the disappearance of his great-niece as a
teenager forty years ago. They uncover damaging secrets about the
family--and themselves. Originally published in Swedish. Violence,
strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2008.

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GLASS FLAME
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02219
1 volume in 1 container

Karen receives word from the police that her professional arson-
hunter husband has died in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
shortly after writing her about his fear of being murdered.  Karen's
search takes her to Belle Isle, where she becomes involved in a
tangled web of a disputed fortune, family jealousy, conspiracy, and
murder.

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GLASS RAINBOW: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   18

LB  06465
1 volume in 1 container

Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux worries about his adopted daughter
Alafair's involvement with local writer Kermit Abelard, whose protégé
is ex-con memoirist Robert Weingart. Robicheaux's concerns grow when
he and PI Clete Purcel find connections between the Abelard clan and
the murders of seven young women. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller.  2010.

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GLAZED MURDER: A DONUT SHOP MYSTERY
Author:   BECK, JESSICA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06523
1 volume in 1 container

Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Heart coffee shop in
April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from an out-of-work
actor, Suzanne decided to pursue her passion: donuts. So she cashed in
her settlement and opened up a shop in her hometown. But when a dead
body is dumped on the doorstep like a sack of flour, the shop becomes
an all-out crime scene. Now people are dropping by for a glazed donut
and gruesome details. Soon Suzanne, who finds snooping as irresistible
as donuts, is poking holes in alibis. (Recipe at end of each chapter.)
2010.

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GLITZ
Author:   LEONARD, ELMORE, 1925-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03693
1 volume in 1 container

A thriller about the world of casino gambling told with tension,
tenderness, and humor. In Puerto Rico, tough Miami cop Vincent Mora
meets pretty Iriz Ruiz who is headed for a job in an Atlantic City
casino. When Iris is found dead, Mora investigates her murder amid the
hired killers and high rollers of the New Jersey resort. Bestseller.
1985.

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GOD OF THE HIVE: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE FEATURING MARY RUSSELL AND
Author:   KING, LAURIE R
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MARY RUSSELL NOVEL   10
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES NON CANONICAL     

LB  06326
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Sherlock Holmes"
While Sherlock Holmes tries to find medical attention for his wounded
long-lost son Damian, his wife Mary Russell flees with Damian's
three-year-old daughter. They are all on the run from both the law and
the religious fanatic who shot Damian and wants the little girl. Some
violence. 2010.

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GODWULF MANUSCRIPT: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL    1

LB  04417
1 volume in 1 container

A university president hires Boston PI Spenser to recover a 14th
century manuscript presumably stolen by a left-wing campus group.
Spenser questions the group's secretary, Terry, but when her boyfriend
is murdered, Terry's father hires Spenser to prove she's innocent.
Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language.
1973.

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GOLD FROM GEMINI
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04314
1 volume in 1 container

Lovejoy the irreverent antiques dealer is broke. So when he learns of
a skilled faker who left a series of duplicate clues to an apparently
mythical "find" of Roman treasures, his legendary instinct tells him
find is genuine and he'd better unravel the clues. Before he can
however, he meets some singularly unpleasant resistance.

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GOLDEN CRUCIBLE
Author:   STUBBS, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02098
1 volume in 1 container

London's famous Victorian Inspector Linott is hired by flamboyant
magician Felix Salvador to investigate the disappearance of Salvador's
sister in San Francisco. Linott's startling discoveries coincide
with the 1906 earthquake. 1976.

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GOLDEN GATE
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02099
1 volume in 1 container

Suspense about a political abduction. A gang of terrorists holds the
president of the United States and two Arab potentates on the Golden
Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Commandeering a TV network, the gang
wire the bridge towers and threaten to plunge the structure into the
Bay while the whole world watches. Their demands: $500 million in
ransom and a Presidential pardon.

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GOLDEN GOBLET
Author:   MCGRAW, ELOISE JARVIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB  05993
1 volume in 1 container

An Egyptian boy who dreams of being a goldsmith is instead apprenticed
as a stonecutter to his cruel half brother. When he proves his brother
is a tomb robber, the boy is free to follow his dream.

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GONE WEST: A DAISY DALRYMPLE MYSTERY
Author:   DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAISY DALRYMPLE   20

LB  07120
1 volume in 1 container

Visiting a friend in 1926 Derbyshire, Daisy learns that her friend has
been ghost-writing a popular novelist's most recent, and more
successful, works while the novelist succumbs to a suspicious
illness, compelling Daisy to investigate other members of his
household. Some strong language and some violence. 2011.

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GONE: A HANNAH SMITH NOVEL
Author:   WHITE, RANDY WAYNE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SMITH    1

LB  07279
1 volume in 1 container

Hannah Smith is tall, strong, and formidable - and the descendant of
generations of tough Florida women. She makes her living as a fishing
guide, but her friends, neighbors, and clients also know her as an
uncommonly resourceful woman with a keen sense of justice - someone
who can't be bullied. That's why so many come to her with their
problems. Her methods of meting out justice can be a bit unorthodox,
though, and those on the receiving end of them often wind up very
unhappy and sometimes very violent. And when a girl goes missing, and
Hannah is asked to find her, that is exactly what happens. Some
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2012.

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GONE: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX DELAWARE   20

LB  05083
1 volume in 1 container

An investigation reveals the abduction of two art students to be a
fake, but the murder that follows requires the police to seek the
assistance of psychologist Alex Delaware. Descriptions of sex,
violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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GOODBYE CALIFORNIA
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02209
1 volume in 1 container

When his wife is taken hostage inside a nuclear power plant, Detective
Sgt. Ryder of the California Highway Patrol, with the help of his
policeman son, launches his own investigation. His search leads him
to a mad terrorist capable of triggering a nuclear earthquake.
Some strong language.

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GOODBYE LOOK
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW ARCHER     

LB  01329
1 volume in 1 container

Private Eye Lew Archer picks his way through the intricate and
explosive mazes of a wealthy family's long-kept secrets.

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GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
Author:   HALE, ARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01545
1 volume in 1 container

Heather Stevens believed that she could never fall in love again
after the death of her fiancé.  She had left memories behind
until her former employer decided to give his rare book
collection to the Hendricks Public Library where she was an
assistant. In cataloging them she finds a mysterious letter.

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GOOSE IN THE POND: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY #4
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER    4

LB  04781
1 volume in 1 container

Hoping to relax after solving a murder in Wichita, Kansas, Benni
Harper and her new husband, Gabe Ortiz, are back in San Celina,
California. But while Benni is jogging in the park, she happens upon
the dead body of a library storyteller. It's an odd and disturbing
scene - the woman is still dressed in her Mother Goose costume, lying
face-down in the lake. Benni's investigation takes her inside the
Storyteller's Guild, where she finds out that Mother Goose was
telling more than fairy tales. She was capable of airing the kind of
secrets that destroy lives - and inspire revenge. 1997.

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GORKY PARK: AN ARKADY RENKO MYSTERY, #1
Author:   SMITH, MARTIN CRUZ, 1942-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARKADY RENKO    1

LB  02865
1 volume in 1 container

Hard-boiled detective novel in which three mutilated bodies are found
frozen in the middle of Moscow's popular Gorky Park. Chief homicide
investigator Arkady Renko, a disgruntled cynic, is reluctant to get
involved in a case of interest to the KGB. His situation becomes more
complicated when he falls in love with a Siberian dissident. Some
strong language.

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GOT THE LOOK: A JACK SWYTECK MYSTERY #5
Author:   GRIPPANDO, JAMES, 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACK SWYTECK    5

LB  05169
1 volume in 1 container

FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing
south Florida. But at every turn, he has slipped through her net.
This time he's taken the wife of one of the state's richest horse
breeders and is asking a ransom of $1 million. Enter Jack Swyteck.
He has a new girlfriend, Mia, and life is good - until she goes
missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover
is married, and her rich husband receives a ransom demand that pegs
Mia as the kidnapper's latest victim. Feeling deceived, Jack at first
resists getting involved, but as secrets unfold about Mia's mysterious
past, Jack is in for a twisty ride that may bring him face-to-face
with a madman.

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GRAIL TREE
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04318
1 volume in 1 container

In the world of antiques the Holy Grail is a holy terror; almost every
month someone claims to possess the original. So when an inebriated
clergyman confided to Lovejoy that he did indeed possess the legendary
chalice, the irrepressible antiques dealer thought he knew just what
to make of such a claim.

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GRAND SCHEME
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW     

LB  06213
1 volume in 1 container

Things couldn't be better for Rue Kessler.  He's been sober for
eighteen months, married the mother of his eight-year-old son, and
started building their dream house.  To top it off, his father-in-law
hired him to oversee the construction of a big condo project.  Then
Rue and his wife become the target of someone's cruel and frightening
attacks.  What reason would anyone have to dash their hopes and
dreams?  Is someone trying to stop the condo project? Or is something
more sinister afoot? 2008.

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GRAVE JUSTICE
Author:   EBISCH, GLEN ALBERT, 1946-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06405
1 volume in 1 container

Amanda Vickers and Marcie Ducasse, editors at Roaming New England
Magazine, are back to investigate a supernatural mystery in New
England. Marcie pays a visit to the town of West Windham, Maine, to
check out a report about the so-called Monster of Lake Opal, a Loch
Ness-type creature said to inhabit the lake. Amanda joins Marcie to
attend a séance where a man tries to contact his late wife in hopes of
identifying her killer. Soon they find themselves drawn into the hunt
for a murderer who appears to be willing to kill again. 2008.

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GRAVE MATTERS
Author:   YORKE, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01986
1 volume in 1 container

When two elderly friends fall to their deaths in separate accidents,
Dr. Patrick Grant takes a professional interest and uncovers a
murder.

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GRAVE MISTAKE: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #30
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   30

LB  02247
1 volume in 1 container

Rich, vain, hypochondriac Sybil Foster, on a rest cure at posh Green-
gages, is found dead--a supposed but improbable suicide. Scotland Yard
superintendent Roderick Alleyn investigates Foster's caddish doctor,
never-do-well stepson, nouveau-riche neighbor, and a Scots gardener.
1978.

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GRAVE UNDERTAKING
Author:   DE CASTRIQUE, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05261
1 volume in 1 container

Second in the series after "Dangerous Undertaking" (LB 5269). Set in
the Appalachian mountain country of North Carolina, the novel stars
undertaker Barry Clayton, who left his police career in Charlotte to
help run the family funeral home. With his dad suffering from
Alzheimer's, more of the responsibility for the business falls to
Barry. Then trouble develops with his girlfriend, Dr. Susan Miller,
when the skeleton of one of her ex-boyfriends is discovered with a
bullet hole through its head and a photo of Susan in a pants' pocket.

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GREAT GHOST RESCUE
Author:   IBBOTSON, EVA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult

LB  04156
1 volume in 1 container

The haunting tale of Humphrey the Horrible a nice ghost really who
tries hard to be nasty, his sister Wailing Winifred and lots of other
creepy characters, including Loopy Fred! Life is happy for the family
of spooks in their home at Craggyford Castle-that is until one dark,
stormy night, just after Halloween, when things begin to get dangerous
and difficult. 1975.

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GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01763
1 volume in 1 container

Fictionalized account of the 1855 theft of a fortune in gold bullion
destined for English troops in Crimea. London mobster Edward Pierce
assembles a host of professional criminals to execute the heist,
including snakesman "Clean Willy" Williams, safecracker Robert Agar,
and con artist Miss Miriam. Some violence. 1975.

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GREATER LOVE
Author:   WHITLOW, ROBERT, 1954-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06448
1 volume in 1 container

Tami Taylor has been offered a coveted position as associate partner
in a prestigious Savannah law firm. Though her strong faith and
convictions are valued by the firm's partners, Tami struggles to
discern if God's will for her career is elsewhere. When she first
meets her client, Tami knows the rough young teen is lying, guilty...
and utterly terrified of something beyond the charges she's facing.
What she doesn't realize is just how far-reaching the effects of this
case will be. 2010.

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GREEDY KILLERS
Author:   RADFORD, EDWIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02003
1 volume in 1 container

The murder of an ex-con leads to the route by which thousands of
illegal immigrants, most carrying drugs, are smuggled into England
with false passports.  A "Doctor Manson" detective.

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GREEN DIAMONDS
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01999
1 volume in 1 container

Four exquisite green diamonds, a jewel fence, and a murder
combine to make this an exciting, well-constructed story.
A Superintendent Bradley Story.

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GREEN GROW THE DOLLARS
Author:   LATHEN, EMMA, PSEUD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PUTNAM THATCHER   19

LB  03383
1 volume in 1 container

 Murder and mystery cloud the patent rights to a "miracle"
tomato plant.
John Putnam Thatcher #19

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GREEN MILL MURDER: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    5

LB  07084
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1920s. PI Phryne Fisher is participating in a dance
marathon when someone fatally stabs a contestant. Soon after, Phryne's
date Charles disappears. As Phryne searches for Charles--and evidence
of his possible involvement in the murder--she uncovers a family
tragedy stemming from the Great War. Some descriptions of sex. 1993.

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GREEN RIPPER
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   18

LB  02381
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Travis McGee, aging and mellowing, falls in love with a
lovely woman.  When she dies suddenly of a devastating fever, McGee
launches a vengeful investigation that leads him to a sadistic
religious cult. His discoveries explode into one of the most savage
and suspenseful episodes of his career.  Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 1979.

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GRENELLE
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02677
1 volume in 1 container

In this Gothic novel, survivors of a family that founded an
Anglican seminary find their lives threatened when a religious
relic disappears.

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GRILLING SEASON
Author:   DAVIDSON, DIANE MOTT
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CULINARY MYSTERY     

LB  04583
1 volume in 1 container

Goldy Schulz, the only caterer in Aspen Meadow, Colorado, gets set
to cater Patricia McCracken's Stanley Cup party. But Patricia also
wants Goldy's help in getting revenge against Dr. John Richard Korman
--Goldy's ex-husband and Patricia's ob-gyn. When the doctor's current
girlfriend is found dead, Patricia may get her wish.  Bestseller.
  Some strong language.

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GRUB-AND-STAKERS MOVE A MOUNTAIN
Author:   CRAIG, ALISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: GRUB AND STAKERS     

LB  02797
1 volume in 1 container

A remote Canadian village where archery is a favored sport provides
the setting for a puzzling murder and the mystery that follows in the
wake. It all begins when the head of the village water department, an
innocuous man, is skewered by an unidentifiable arrow in a wildlife
sanctuary near town.

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GUN FOR INSPECTOR WEST
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01622
1 volume in 1 container

Tension was running high at the yard.  The recent spate of attacks
on members of the force could no longer be regarded as isolated
incidents.  It was obvious they were all part of some carefully
organized plan.  But who has reason to hate the police to the extent
of mounting such a vicious and relentless vendetta against them?
Inspector West has to find the answer. 1972.

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GUN SHY: A RAINE STOCKTON DOG MYSTERY #3
Author:   BALL, DONNA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05957
1 volume in 1 container

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Hanover County draws
hikers and leaf-peepers every fall. But Michelle White came to die.
Busy with a thriving kennel, an annoying new neighbor, and an
estranged husband looking to reunite, Raine makes time to pick up the
poor murder scene dog whom she calls Hero. The cops seem to think it's
a suicide, but Raine has some questions of her own.

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GYPPED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY   15

LB  07155
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the
NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending
a business conference. After the conference, Jack and Regan plan to
take off in their rental car for a mini vacation - either north to
wine country or south to Baja. But instead, they end up investigating
an L.A.-based business scam that extends up and down the coast of
California. 2012.

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H IS FOR HOMICIDE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    8

LB  04285
1 volume in 1 container

When Kinsey Millhone returns to her office at California Fidelity,
she learns that Parnell Perkins has just been found shot to death.
She is assigned to investigate one of the cases in his file - a
possibly bogus insurance claim made by Bibianna Diaz. When she tracks
down Diaz, Millhone gets involved in a shooting that lands both in
jail. But she sticks close to Diaz, for there she expects to find
Perkins's killer. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1991.

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HAIL, HAIL THE GANG'S ALL HERE: AN 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY
Author:   MCBAIN, ED, 1926-2005
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY   25

LB  01334
1 volume in 1 container

All of the 87th Precinct detectives are brought together for the
first time, as McBain takes them through a 24-hour-cycle filled with
homicides, bombings, larcenous ghosts, muggers, and the usual parade
of punks, runaways, hookers, and burglars. Strong language. 1971.

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HALLOWEEN PARTY: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07215
1 volume in 1 container

After a child boasts that he saw someone murdered, he is found dead
a few hours later. Hercule Poirot is faced with one of his most
challenging cases of criminal pathology. 1969.

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HANDS OF INNOCENCE
Author:   ASHFORD, JEFFREY, 1926-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  00736
1 volume in 1 container

An escaped convict schemes to prove his innocence. A suspense
novel which may shock and offend and will hardly leave you unmoved.
Violence and strong language.

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HANG THE LITTLE MAN
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01997
1 volume in 1 container

Roger West #31
Supt. West of Scotland Yard sets out to find who is behind the gang
of raiders terrorizing small shop owners in London.

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HANGED FOR A SHEEP
Author:   GATENBY, ROSEMARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01583
1 volume in 1 container

Gil and Enid Weir's marriage improved after their adoption of
a little girl. They were secure and happy in the small mid-
western town where Gil practiced law until Enid, to Gil's
bafflement, convinced herself that he was having an affair with
his secretary.

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HANGING WOOD: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    5

LB  06637
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty years ago, a teenage boy, Callum Hinds, went missing in
England's Lake District. His uncle was suspected of having done the
boy harm and interviewed by the police. When he committed suicide
close to his cottage in the Hanging Wood, everyone assumed it was a
sign of guilt. But the body of the boy was never found. Now his
sister, Orla Payne, who never believed in their uncle's guilt, has
returned to the Lakes....Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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HANGMAN
Author:   GEDDES, PAUL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02524
1 volume in 1 container

A step-up in drug-trafficking seems to be tied to a spate of terrorist
bombings, associated with Hangman. But who or what is Hangman?
Hangman's trail leads through a maelstrom of violent death and
betrayal which Scotland Yard is assigned to uncover.

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HANGMAN BLIND: AN ABBESS OF MEAUX MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CASSANDRA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ABBESS OF MEAUX     

LB  06236
1 volume in 1 container

Britain, 1382. Hildegard, a Cistercian nun, seeks a suitable grange
for a new priory. She consults her friend, wealthy landowner Lord
Roger de Hutton, to help secure a property. But when someone tries to
poison Roger, Hildegard instead searches for the would-be killer.
Some violence and some strong language. 2008.

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HANGMAN'S HOLIDAY
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY     

LB  02371
1 volume in 1 container

Collection of twelve short detective stories, with four about Lord
Peter Wimsey and six featuring working-class sleuth Montague Egg.
Includes "The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey," "The
Necklace of Pearls," "Murder in the Morning," and other cases
involving wine poisoning, double identity, feline assassination and
more. 1933

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HANGMAN: A PETER DECKER/RINA LAZARUS NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS   19

LB  06458
1 volume in 1 container

When Terry McLaughlin disappears, detective Peter Decker suspects her
sociopathic husband Chris, who's also missing. Decker has known both
halves of the couple for years and investigates while looking after
their gifted teenage son Gabe. Meanwhile, a nurse is found murdered -
and witnesses die or drop out of sight. Violence. 2010.

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HARD TRUTH: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  04918
1 volume in 1 container

Paraplegic Heath Jarrod finds two of three missing girls battered and
wandering near her campground. Ranger Anna Pigeon, new to Rocky
Mountain National Park, continues the search for the third child. Anna
trails many kidnapping suspects including the children's
fundamentalist youth group leader. Violence and strong language. 2005.

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HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
Author:   JACKSON, SHIRLEY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01053
1 volume in 1 container

During his scientific investigation of the ghosts in an old abandoned
house, Dr. Montague invites a young man and two women to participate
in his experiments.  A spine-tingling novel of psychic research and
the interaction between poltergeists and neurotic personalities. It
is for connoisseurs of the cryptic, the bizarre, and the eerie.

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HAVE HIS CARCASE
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    7

LB  02621
1 volume in 1 container

Peter Wimsey #8.   Acquitted of murdering her lover and in need of a
change, Harriet Vane heads for the beach. But long before she can walk
off her tension, Harriet finds the body of a young man with his throat
slit lying on the beach. She takes a picture of the corpse, retrieves
the contents of his pockets and a razor by his side, and sets off to
notify the police. The body washes out with the tide, and the next day
her good friend Lord Peter Wimsey appears.

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HAZARD CHASE
Author:   POTTS, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00773
1 volume in 1 container

Alfred Pratt, the shady Cockney millionaire, buys the High
Cheney Estate.  There follows the theft of a valuable manuscript
and a gruesome death.  The story is packed with action from High
Cheney to the tennis court at Hampton Court Place.

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HEART OF THE WORLD: A CARLOTTA CARLYLE MYSTERY
Author:   BARNES, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CARLOTTA CARLYLE   11

LB  05197
1 volume in 1 container

Boston cop-turned-PI Carlotta Carlyle drops everything when she learns
Paolina, the fifteen-year-old girl Carlotta has befriended as a big
sister, is missing. Paolina's mother dismisses the absence as running
away, but Carlotta follows the few clues to Colombia, where Paolina's
birth father lives. Strong language and some violence. 2006.

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HEART'S EASE IN DEATH
Author:   WHITE, ALAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02608
1 volume in 1 container

During the Great Storm of 1976, lightning strikes the mausoleum
where the Dunstons, baronets of Bollaston, have slumbered for years.
What first seems an accident soon shows signs of suicide, blackmail,
and murder to Superintendent Bill Aveyard.
  [Also BR 3845.]

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HEAT: AN 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY, #35
Author:   MCBAIN, ED, 1926-2005
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY   35

LB  02892
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Bert Kling and Steve Carella reel under record heat and
crime waves.  While the team investigates a suicide that reeks of
homicidal intent, Kling is stalked by a man sprung from prison after
twelve years and lusting for revenge.  Some strong language. 1981.

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HEAVENLY PLEASURES: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY #2
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    2

LB  06000
1 volume in 1 container

Corinna Chapman is happy with her life as a baker. And her Israeli
lover, Daniel, is as enchanting as ever. She has no intention of doing
any more investigative work. That is, until someone tries to
sabotage her friends' chocolate shop by tampering with the products.
Then Daniel is attacked in a run-in with a so-called messiah. Could
this messiah somehow be involved in the chocolate crime? And who is
the mysterious man who moved into the upper apartment? Some profanity,
some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

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HELL GATE
Author:   FAIRSTEIN, LINDA A
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEXANDRA COOPER   12

LB  06722
1 volume in 1 container

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper and detective Mike Chapman investigate
a cargo ship wrecked while transporting illegal aliens into New York
City. In a possibly connected case, a married Manhattan congressman's
adultery is revealed when he is accused of attempted murder by his
lover. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.

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HELL IS EMPTY
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    7

LB  06969
1 volume in 1 container

A routine prisoner transport turns personal when Wyoming sheriff Walt
Longmire learns that the convict, Raynaud Shade, killed the grandson
of Longmire's friend Virgil White Buffalo. Then Shade escapes, leading
Longmire on a deadly mountain chase. Strong language and some
violence. 2011.

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HELP THE POOR STRUGGLER
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  03539
1 volume in 1 container

When three children are murdered in the immediate vicinity of Dorset,
Superintendent Richard Jury and his partner, Detective Sergeant Alfred
Wiggins, are assigned the task of finding the killer.  Jury has no
clue until his investigation takes him into the territory of the
Devon-Cornwall constabulary, commanded by Detective Brian Macalvie, a
brusque Americanophile.  They meet at the run-down pub, Help the
Poor Struggler, to map out strategy.

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HERCULE POIROT'S EARLY CASES: A HERCULE POIROT COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01739
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of eighteen of the short stories which introduced
Poirot to mystery fans all over the world. Also published as
"Poirot's Early Cases."  Contents: The Affair at the Victory Ball.
The Adventure of the Clapham Cook. The Cornish Mystery. The Adventure
of Jonnie Waverly. The Double Clue. The King of Clubs. The Lemesurier
Inheritance. The Lost Mine. The Plymouth Express. The Chocolate Box.
The Submarine Plans. The Third-Floor Flat. Double Sin. The Market
Basing Mystery. Wasp's Nest. The Veiled Lady. Problem at Sea. and How
Does Your Garden Grow? 1923.

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HIDE AND SEEK
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04546
1 volume in 1 container

Singer Maggie Bradford has fame, two children, and a new husband
named Will who is an actor and former soccer star. But Maggie, who
once killed an abusive husband, suspects Will of sexually abusing
her daughter. She confronts him and soon is on trial for murder.
Bestseller.
Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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HIGH STAKES
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02299
1 volume in 1 container

Steven Scott owned nine racehorses and delighted in them, and he had
a friend, Jody Leeds, who trained them. Gradually, unwillingly,
Steven discovered that Jody had been systematically cheating him of
large sums of money. Not unnaturally he removed his horses from
Jody's care, but this simple act unleashed unforeseeable consequences.
Strong language. 1975.

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HIT AND RUN HOLIDAY
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    5

LB  04184
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy Drew's quest for the driver who mowed down Kim Baylor in broad
daylight leads her into extreme danger and an encounter with a
murderer.

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HITCHED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY    9

LB  05072
1 volume in 1 container

Regan Reilly and her fiancé, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad,
are getting married. Regan had the perfect dress made by two designers
on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Arriving at the bridal salon to pick
up her gown, Regan discovers the shop has been broken into, the
designers bound and gagged, and wedding dresses for four of the April
brides (hers included) are missing. Over at One Police Plaza, Regan's
bridegroom is trying to solve a perplexing series of bank robberies.
Clark fuses the two seemingly unrelated mysteries with an ingenious
twist.

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HOLIDAY YARN: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY    4

LB  06605
1 volume in 1 container

With help from the Seaside Knitters, Mary Pisano converts her charming
inherited home into a B&B. The first week is booked by her very own
family, in town to discuss their grandfather's will. Mary is hoping
the tranquility of the setting will smooth over ill feelings among
the family members. But when her cousin Pam is found murdered, she
realizes she was dead wrong. With the holiday cheer severely
disrupted, Mary relies on the Seaside Knitters to set things right. It
will take all their skills to unravel this deadly tangle. 2010.

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HOLLOW: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01832
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07243
1 volume in 1 container

    **Also published under the title:  Murder After Hours CT 3653**
Death is no laughing matter, especially at a luncheon party in an
English country house. When Poirot finds a handsome young man lying
on the edge of the swimming pool with blood dripping into the water,
he thinks his hostess is staging a "murder" for his benefit. But he
soon realizes the man is really dying. 1946.
**A considerably shorter version of this novel was published serially
in Collier's under the title of "The Outraged Heart."**
**Christie adapted the book into a play in 1951, see BR 04992 and
RC/DB 17144.**

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HOLLY BLUES: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES   18

LB  06437
1 volume in 1 container

China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife,
Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere
else to turn. When she invites Sally to stay, China starts receiving
menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a
connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago. 2010.

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HOLY DISORDERS
Author:   CRISPIN, EDMUND
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02459
1 volume in 1 container

Vacationing Oxford don and amateur detective Gervase Fen summons
composer Geoffrey Vintner to the cathedral town of Toinbridge to
fill in for an organist who has been mugged. Vintner is willing, but
he receives threatening letters and is attacked several times. Worse
yet, the cathedral is haunted, and Nazi spies and murder await him.

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HOME FIRES: A DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY
Author:   MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY    6

LB  04622
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina judge Deborah Knott investigates after her nephew's
friends are blamed for a series of racist acts. The young men have
admitted to vandalizing a cemetery, but it looks like they've moved
on to burning churches, and now someone is dead.
  Some strong language.

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HOME THROUGH THE DARK: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
Author:   FRASER, ANTHEA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02532
1 volume in 1 container

When Ginnie Clements fled London and her philandering actor husband,
she found herself in Westhampton with a job and an apartment. When
she joined a little theater group, she also found herself in the
middle of a mystery. Then her husband showed up. Who could she trust?
1976.

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HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY
Author:   LE CARRE, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02121
  2 volumes in     2 containers

George Smiley returns to salvage the demoralized British Secret
Service. Smiley's objective is to find the mastermind of the infamous
treachery. His battleground: the Far East. His choice of weapons: the
Honorable Jerry Westerby. Jerry moves into the center of an intrigue
of money, defection, passion--and finds not only fertile ground for
Smiley's revenge, but a drama of loyalty and love that both tests his
courage and spurs his belated coming of age, in tragic defiance of
the voracious requirements of the Service which owns his allegiance.
Some strong language.

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HORNET'S NEST
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JUDY HAMMER ANDY BRAZIL     

LB  04527
1 volume in 1 container

Police chief Judy Hammer, deputy chief Virginia West, and young
reporter Andy Brazil are perplexed by a serial killer who paints his
victims' genitals orange. Pursuing a trail of odd clues, the trio
tracks and brings down the culprit in a perilous climax.  Bestseller.
Strong language and violence. 1997.

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HORNSWOGGLED: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #2
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    2

LB  05258
1 volume in 1 container

Set in the prairie town of Boynton, Oklahoma, in the spring of 1913,
"Hornswoggled" finds Alafair Tucker, mother of eleven and part-time
sleuth worried about one of her grown daughters, Alice. Alice is sweet
on barber Walter Kelley, an attractive widower whom Alafair mistrusts.
Walter is just too popular with the ladies. But since Alice is set
on having Walter, Alafair seeks distraction by investigating the
unsolved murder of Louise Kelley, Walter's late wife, whose stabbed
body surfaced in a creek bordering the Tucker farm eight months
earlier. 2006.

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HORSE YOU CAME IN ON
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04773
1 volume in 1 container

Scotland Yard's Jury is asked by an old acquaintance to go to
Baltimore to investigate a young man's death. He takes along Wiggins and
his friend Plant who has, coincidentally, been summoned by a Baltimore
author friend whose student was murdered while researching Poe.
Following conveniently left clues suggesting that the two murders and
one more are connected, the three immerse themselves in humorous
Baltimore sleuthing.     Some strong language.

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HOSTAGES OF HATE
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES   10

LB  04036
1 volume in 1 container

A staged hijacking at an antiterrorist convention in Washington, DC
is just role playing until real terrorists seize the plane. Callie,
Frank's girlfriend and one of the hostages, sends the Hardy boys a
coded message through the TV news. But the government doesn't believe
them and orders Frank and Joe off the case. A Hardy Boys mystery.

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HOTEL DICK
Author:   BRAND, AXEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06195
1 volume in 1 container

In 1948 Milwaukee, Joe Sonntag is a lunch-bucket cop who takes the
streetcar to work each day and then back home to his wife each night.
In all his years as a detective, this was the strangest thing Joe
ever heard. Spencer Tracy did it. That's what the sole witness says
about the barber shop murder of a hotel detective. Sonntag doesn't
put much stock in the Spencer Tracy angle, but the more he looks into
the hotel dick's life, the stranger this case gets. Violence,
some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

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HOUND OF DEATH, AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00754
1 volume in 1 container

Twelve eerie short stories that deal mostly with the supernatural.
Includes the famous story "The Witness for the Prosecution," "The Hound
of Death," "The Red Signal," "The Fourth Man," "The Gipsy," "The Lamp"
"Wireless," "The Mystery of the Blue Jar," "The Strange Case of Sir
Arthur Carmichael," "The Call of Wings," "The Last Séance," and
"S.O.S."

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HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  04815
1 volume in 1 container

The evil of Sir Hugo, master of the lonely manor Baskerville on the
moors, began the "Curse of the Baskervilles" in the seventeenth
century. Now, years later, the legendary hound howls and Sir Charles
Baskerville dies. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson move in to solve the
crime. [BR 10565, pub. l993, includes introduction by editor W.W.
Robson and Doyle's chronology.]
Sherlock Holmes #4

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HOUSE OF DIES DREAR
Author:   HAMILTON, VIRGINIA, 1936-2002
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8; Adult

LB  05982
1 volume in 1 container

Thomas Small, an African-American teenager, has moved with his family
to Ohio where his father will teach history. They are living in the
house where Dies Drear once operated an Underground Railroad station.
The strange old mansion is replete with secret tunnels; nearby cave
hideouts; and tales of ghosts, murder, and hidden treasures. Prequel
to "Mystery of Drear House" (RC 26358). Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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HOUSE OF SILK: A SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVEL
Author:   HOROWITZ, ANTHONY
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07014
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1890. Edmund Carstairs is being menaced by a wanted criminal
who seems to have followed him all the way from America. His home is
robbed and his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes
place. Almost unwillingly, Holmes and Watson find themselves being
drawn ever deeper into an international conspiracy that connects the
teeming criminal underworld of Boston to the gas-lit streets of
London. Violence. 2011.

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HOUSE OF THE DEER
Author:   STEVENSON, D. E. (DOROTHY EMILY)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01840
1 volume in 1 container

Gerald Brown goes on a deer-stalking holiday at a lodge high in a
remote area of hills. A sudden outburst of violence changes the
whole nature of his holiday and both he and the girl he loves
run into considerable personal danger.

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HOW TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY
Author:   FLEMING, JOAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01752
1 volume in 1 container

Elderly Martin Hill decides to take lodgers into his flat and battles
with his landlady. He and his landlady become good friends, and then
her body is found. Martin inherits the house and as he seeks the
murderer he begins to realize that seeking out new interests in life
may well be a shortcut to death.

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HUNTER'S GREEN
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02914
1 volume in 1 container

A novel centering around a cryptic message about a chess game.
Determined to win back her husband's love, Eve returns to his English
estate, where a sinister force seems to mark her for death. 1968.

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HUSH
Author:   WHITE, KATE, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06450
1 volume in 1 container

While working at a fertility clinic, recently separated Lake Warren
decides to sleep with a handsome doctor. Lake awakens to find the man
has been murdered but can't report the crime for fear of losing her
custody battle. Some violence, some strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2010.

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HUSH NOW, DON'T YOU CRY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY   11

LB  07176
1 volume in 1 container

1903. After their wedding in Bless the Bride (BR 19440), Molly Murphy
and her police captain husband arrive for their honeymoon at an
alderman's estate. Molly has promised to stop sleuthing now that she
is married, but when their host is found dead, Molly joins in the
investigation. 2012.

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HYPOTHERMIA
Author:   INDRIDASON, ARNALDUR, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06608
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Erlunder has spent his entire career struggling to evade the
ghosts of his past. But ghosts are visiting him, both in the form of
a séance attended by a dead woman and in the reemerging puzzle of two
young people who went missing thirty years ago. And there's the ghost
of the detective's disastrous marriage, which, despite the pleas of
his drug-addled daughter, he is unwilling to confront. And he's still
obsessed by the disappearance of his brother when they were boys. But
he can only run from his ghosts for so long. Strong language. 2007.

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I AM GABRIELLA
Author:   MAYBURY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03838
1 volume in 1 container

Nick and Karen were off to France for a holiday.  When Nick was
detailed by the Foreign Office for an urgent mission, Karen had to
start off alone.  Then Karen's pretty young cousin disappears. 1962.

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I HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05353
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07261
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-eight-year-old Englewood, New Jersey, librarian Kay Lansing
and wealthy businessman Peter Carrington fall in love and marry
after Kay approaches him about a fundraiser. Later Peter is arrested
for the murder of a teenaged neighbor that took place twenty-two
years ago. Kay believes Peter is innocent and investigates.
Bestseller. 2007.

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I IS FOR INNOCENT
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY    9

LB  04457
1 volume in 1 container

Kinsey Millhone is now working with lawyers Kingman and Ives and has
taken over a case handled by private investigator Morley Shine, who
died of a heart attack. Ken Voight, the first husband of Isabelle
Barney, is accusing David Barney of killing her, even though Barney
has been acquitted of the murder. Kinsey's investigation leads to new
evidence, suspicions about Shine's death, and threats to her own life.
Bestseller.  Some strong language.

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ICE TRAP: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
Author:   SEWELL, KITTY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05958
1 volume in 1 container

A thirteen-year-old girl from the Canadian wilderness writes to
half-Welsh doctor Dafydd Woodruff claiming he is her and her twin
brother's father. Dafydd worked in Canada fourteen years ago but,
despite a damning DNA test result, never slept with their mother, an
antagonistic nurse. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2005.

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IDEAL MAN
Author:   GARWOOD, JULIE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06856
1 volume in 1 container

After witnessing a shooting, trauma surgeon Ellie Sullivan is placed
under FBI protection. Agent Max Daniels guards Ellie and even shows up
at her sister's wedding. But other uninvited guests may also be in
attendance. Some violence, some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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IF DEATH EVER SLEPT
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY   29

LB  01264
1 volume in 1 container

Nero Wolfe would be fresh out of orchids, fancy food and funds,
and Archie Goodwin would be out of a job, but fortunately for Nero's
taste in luxury and Archie's Joie de Vivre, there was multiple
murder in a millionaire's fifth avenue triplex.

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IF TOMORROW COMES
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03459
1 volume in 1 container

Tracy Whitney, a sweet young thing engaged to a wealthy banker, is
framed by untouchable crime lords and sent to prison.  Tracy herself
eventually turns to a life of high-class crime but no matter how
many schemes she pulls off, love always seems just beyond her
grasp. Bestseller. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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ILLUSION OF MURDER
Author:   MCCLEARY, CAROL
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06881
1 volume in 1 container

Attempting to beat Jules Verne's round-the-world record, Victorian
Age reporter Nellie Bly hides from official records the secret details
about a mysterious death in the bustling harbor city of Port Said
where she is targeted by a killer and embroiled in an international
plot. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions of sex.
2011.

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IMPARTIAL WITNESS: A BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY #2
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BESS CRAWFORD MYSTERY    2

LB  06638
1 volume in 1 container

1917. Nurse Bess Crawford, from A Duty to the Dead (DB 72025), escorts
wounded soldiers back to London. At the train depot Bess recognizes
pilot Lt. Evanson's wife, who is tearfully bidding farewell to another
man. Bess assists Scotland Yard when she learns the woman has been
murdered. 2010.

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IMPOSTER
Author:   MCCLOY, HELEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02278
1 volume in 1 container

A woman recovers consciousness in a psychiatric clinic.  She recalls
the crash clearly but the staff is telling her otherwise.  She tries
to contact her husband but is told he is unavailable.  Then she is
told he is coming.  A man comes, who is not her husband, but to get
away, she accepts the imposter.

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IN A BLUE VELVET DRESS ... ALMOST A GHOST STORY
Author:   SEFTON, CATHERINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  03996
1 volume in 1 container

Jane could not last a day without something to read, so she was
grateful to the mysterious person who left a book in her room every
night!  A British style mystery for junior high and older readers.

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IN A DARK HOUSE: A DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES MYSTERY
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES   10

LB  04917
1 volume in 1 container

London. Firefighters responding to an abandoned warehouse fire find a
woman's charred body. Detective superintendent Duncan Kincaid
investigates while his lover and former partner, Gemma James, looks
into the seemingly unrelated disappearances of a hospital attendant
and a young girl. They soon discover their cases are linked. Strong
language. 2004.

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IN DUBLIN'S FAIR CITY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY    6

LB  07101
1 volume in 1 container

New York City theater impresario Tommy Burke hires detective Molly
Murphy to find his long-lost sister in Ireland--Molly's homeland. On
the voyage, Molly encounters actress Oona Sheehan, who, craving
anonymity, proposes they trade identities. Soon after, Oona goes
missing and her maid turns up dead. 2007.

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IN HER GARDEN
Author:   GODDEN, JON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02811
1 volume in 1 container

Sensitive portrait of a seventy-five-year-old widow who falls
secretly in love with her young hired gardener. As an expression
of her love, she changes her will leaving him everything. When she
is found dead at the bottom of her steps, suspicion quite naturally
falls on the young man.

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IN PLAIN SIGHT: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL    6

LB  05166
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming ranch owner Opal Scarlett vanishes, leaving her grown sons to
fight over her estate. Once involved, game warden Joe Pickett becomes
a victim of threatening pranks that he believes are not related to
Opal's disappearance but to a vengeful killer from his past. Strong
language and some violence. 2006.

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IN PURSUIT OF THE PROPER SINNER
Author:   GEORGE, ELIZABETH, 1949-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR THOMAS LYNLEY   10

LB  04668
1 volume in 1 container

(This is the 10th installment in the Lynley-Havers series.) Inspector
Thomas Lynley's search for clues to connect a suicide and several
murders provides him with multiple suspects. Lynley's longtime partner
Barbara Havers works extra hard in hopes of redeeming her reputation
lost in Deception on His Mind (RC 44764). Some violence and some
strong language. Bestseller. 1999.

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IN THE ABSENCE OF MRS. PETERSEN
Author:   BALCHIN, NIGEL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01418
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah Peterson is dead and her husband Jim flies to Paris to
escape old memories.  There he meets Katherina, who looks just
like Sarah. Jim agrees to an innocent deception, but it turns into
a nightmare reality of cross and double cross.

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IN THE LAST ANALYSIS
Author:   CROSS, AMANDA, 1926-2003
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE FANSLER MYSTERY    1

LB  02931
1 volume in 1 container

When Kate Fansler, professor of literature at a large university, is
asked for help by a young student, she recommends a top-notch
psychiatrist who happens also to be a former lover. But the student
winds up dead and Kate decides to do a little sleuthing on her own.

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INCOMPLETE REVENGE: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  05955
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1931. Investigator Maisie Dobbs is hired by developer James
Compton to examine the Sandermere estate in Kent. Suspicious fires
occur each fall at harvest time. Maisie and her assistant Billy Beale
learn that somehow a 1916 attack by a German zeppelin is linked to the
annual inferno. 2008.

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INDEMNITY ONLY
Author:   PARETSKY, SARA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: V I WARSHAWSKI MYSTERY    1

LB  04300
1 volume in 1 container

Detective V.I. Warshawsky is approached by a mysterious client
who wants to find a missing girl. She promptly discovers the body
of a murdered man, gets involved in a complicated insurance scam,
and has to deal with some tough gangsters who want her off the case.
Strong language. 1982.

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INDIAN PIPES: A MARTHA'S VINEYARD MYSTERY
Author:   RIGGS, CYNTHIA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: VICTORIA TRUMBULL MARTHAS VINEYARD MYSTERIES     

LB  05101
1 volume in 1 container

Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old deputy police officer of
Martha's Vineyard spots a man in trouble halfway down a cliff. After
he dies, Victoria's investigation of the possible murder looks at the
victim's connection to the blackmail of a gay man, a disruptive
motorcycle rally, and gambling. Some strong language. 2006.

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INFERNAL ANGELS
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: AMOS WALKER   21

LB  06974
1 volume in 1 container

Detroit private investigator Amos Walker, who recently got his first
cell phone, is hired to recover stolen HDTV converter boxes. But
before long, both a suspect and the man who lost the boxes are
murdered and Walker ends up working with both the local police and
the feds. The boxes were being used to smuggle high-grade heroin
that's killing off junkies and it's up to Walker to track down the
missing dope. Strong language and some violence. 2011.

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INFERNO
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02026
1 volume in 1 container

Until they began to spread to the cities in a ghastly pattern, the
fires looked like natural disasters. Then the ultimatum was delivered
--one so terrifying that governments all over the world were ready
to betray Z-5 and its director, Dr. Palfrey.

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INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05271
1 volume in 1 container

Twelve tales of mysterious crimes center on Father Brown, a cherubic
and spiritually minded priest-detective, who through the kindness of
his heart is able to make criminals confess to the police.
Father Brown #1.

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INNOCENT BLOOD
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02731
1 volume in 1 container

Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, applies for a copy of her
birth certificate when she becomes eighteen.  Her fantasy about being
the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father ends when she
learns the shocking truth about her parents.

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INNOCENT IN DEATH: AN EVE DALLAS MYSTERY
Author:   ROBB, J.D., 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DALLAS   25

LB  07262
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 2060. History teacher Craig Foster dies after eating a
ricin-laced lunch. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates Foster's
death, another teacher is murdered and a beautiful criminal--the
ex-girlfriend of Eve's husband Roarke--reappears. Explicit
descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2007.

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INTERPRETATION OF MURDER
Author:   RUBENFELD, JED
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05141
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 1909. A serial killer is targeting the city's
wealthiest heiresses. Dr. Stratham Younger enlists the help of his
idol Sigmund Freud after Nora Acton survives an attack but develops
hysteria. The two analysts try to unlock her memories while they
investigate the crimes. Some violence. 2006.

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INTRODUCING C.B. GREENFIELD
Author:   KALLEN, LUCILLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02694
1 volume in 1 container

Maggie Rome and her peppery male editor on a Westchester newspaper
turn into detectives when the delivery boy is injured in a hit-run
accident. Suspicion eventually centers on the son-in-law of the owner
of a historical house, an old woman living with her mousy daughter,
and her doughty granddaughter. 1979.

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INVISIBLE MURDER
Author:   KAABERBOL, LENE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07284
1 volume in 1 container

Red Cross nurse Nina Borg risks her marriage to assist her friend
Peter at a camp of mysteriously ill Roma refugee children whose
circumstances prove more complicated and dangerous than originally
believed. Contains violence, strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2010.

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IRISH CHAIN: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY #2
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER    2

LB  04730
1 volume in 1 container

Benni Harper, curator of the San Celina folk museum, is preparing for
a needlework exhibit and also planning a "senior prom" for folks at
the local retirement home. On the night of the dance, Benni finds
herself faced with an old boyfriend and the bodies of two elderly
residents. (#2 in series.)

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IRON COBWEB
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02025
1 volume in 1 container

This is a vivid story of a woman caught in an iron cobweb of fear,
fumbling at the door of mental illness, as Elizabeth March tries
to find out who is destroying her.

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IRON LAKE
Author:   KRUEGER, WILLIAM KENT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06774
1 volume in 1 container

Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the
former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former"
status, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt.
Once a cop on Chicago's South Side, he's found that there's not much
left that can shock him. But when the town's judge is brutally
murdered, and Eagle Scout Paul LeBeau is reported missing, Cork takes
on a case of conspiracy, corruption, and scandal. 1998. Explicit
descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence.

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IT'S MURDER, MR. POTTER
Author:   FOLEY, RAE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03464
1 volume in 1 container

Matinee idol Warren Xavier and Mr. Potter find themselves at a
country estate when one of the guests is murdered.

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J IS FOR JUDGMENT
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   10

LB  04408
1 volume in 1 container

Private detective Kinsey Millhone is asked to free-lance for her ex-
employer California Fidelity Insurance, who, after paying $500,000 to
Wendell Jaffe's widow, learns that Jaffe has just been spotted in
Mexico. Five years earlier when his business scam backfired, he threw
himself off his boat--leaving his partner facing prison and his family
feeling abandoned. Now he has to explain why he's still alive.
Bestseller. Strong language. 1993.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: A MATTHEW HOPE MYSTERY, #4
Author:   MCBAIN, ED, 1926-2005
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: MATTHEW HOPE MYSTERIES    4

LB  03434
1 volume in 1 container

Jack McKinney was dead from multiple stab wounds and with Matthew
Hope's business card in his wallet. Who would want to kill him,
and why?

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JACOB'S LADDER: A SHADY GROVE MYSTERY
Author:   LYNN, JACKIE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHADY GROVE     

LB  06155
1 volume in 1 container

Rose Franklin has lived at the Shady Grove campsite for six months
now. Life since she solved the murder of Lawrence Franklin has been
quiet. But when she discovers a mysterious visitor from New Mexico
dead in his camper, Rose finds herself in the middle of another
investigation. American Indian artifacts, an ancient cultural history,
and a passage to grace are at stake. And as Rose begins to unravel
the strands of a murder, she must come to terms with a visit from her
ex-husband. 2007.

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JADE WOMAN
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04326
1 volume in 1 container

Antique dealer Lovejoy finds himself in Hong Kong after escaping a
crooked creditor who had foreclosed on his house and taken
absolutely everything.  One of the first persons he spots is Jade
Woman, whom he will come to know a good deal about.  In the meantime,
many close calls, numerous love affairs, and several small scams
leading to the big sting will keep Lovejoy quite busy.

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JAMAICA INN
Author:   DU MAURIER, DAPHNE, 1907-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00884
  2 volumes in     2 containers

A tale of an old inn on the desolate moors of Cornwall, where Mary
Yellan, left alone in the world at her mother's death, takes refuge
with her aunt. Her uncle, the landlord, directs a crew of smugglers,
and the inn is a place of horror and mystery. 1936.

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JUDAS PAIR
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04321
1 volume in 1 container

When antique dealer Lovejoy is hired to track down a legendary set of
much-prized dueling pistols, the Judas Pair, the guns became both the
motive and the instrument in the murder of a collector.    .

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JUDGEMENT IN STONE
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02565
1 volume in 1 container

Traces the reasons behind the cold-blooded murder of a cultivated
British family by their stony-faced housekeeper and her friend, a
religious fanatic and reformed prostitute. Every turn of the plot is
linked to the housekeeper's secret illiteracy.

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JUNKYARD DOGS
Author:   JOHNSON, CRAIG, 1961-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WALT LONGMIRE    6

LB  06549
1 volume in 1 container

Absaroka County, Wyoming, sheriff Walt Longmire investigates both the
Stewart family's junkyard/dump after a thumb is discovered there and a
murder caused by trouble over an adjacent development of minimansions.
Meanwhile Walt's daughter is marrying undersheriff Victoria Moretti's
brother in Philadelphia. Strong language and some violence. 2010.

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JUPITER'S BONES: A PETER DECKER/RINA LAZARUS NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS   11

LB  04683
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Peter Decker investigates the death of a cult leader, Father
Jupiter, who was once a prominent astrophysicist. Jupiter had
disappeared for ten years until emerging as the founder of a group of
misfits, but he had many enemies in both lives - including his daughter.
 Strong language and violence. Bestseller.

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JURY MASTER
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVID SLOANE     

LB  05112
1 volume in 1 container

In a courtroom, David Sloane can grab a jury and make it dance. The
only barrier to his professional success is his conscience until he
gets a call from one of the president's closest advisors, Joe Branick,
made just hours before Branick eats his gun. Sloane's life rockets
out of control, and to get it back, he needs to know more. But in the
face of a secret that spans decades and governments, and puts billions
of dollars at risk, there's one thing David Sloane can't possibly
envision: that this runaway conspiracy is all about him and only he
can stop it. 2006.

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JUST TAKE MY HEART
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06645
1 volume in 1 container

Broadway actress Natalie Raines is murdered after discovering who
killed her former roommate. Two years later, police arrest Natalie's
estranged husband Gregg Aldrich for the crime. New Jersey assistant
prosecutor Emily Wallace, a heart-transplant survivor, is assigned
the case but develops doubts about Gregg's guilt during the trial.
Bestseller. 2009.

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JUSTICE DENIED
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  05299
1 volume in 1 container

At first, LaShawn Tompkins's murder seems straightforward enough.
The former drug dealer was gunned down on his mother's doorstep in
what appeared to be just another case of turf warfare. But when
Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont starts digging, the situation
becomes more complicated than he'd thought. Meanwhile, Beau's lover
and fellow cop, Mel Soames, is looking into the mysterious deaths of
several registered sex offenders. When her investigation becomes
entangled with Beau's, the two begin to uncover a nightmarish
conspiracy that could involve people in high places.

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K IS FOR KILLER
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   11

LB  04406
1 volume in 1 container

P.I. Kinsey Millhone is hired by Janice Kepler to investigate the
death of her daughter Lorna after the police all but give up on the
baffling case. The body is so badly decomposed that it is impossible
to determine if Lorna has been murdered. Kinsey shifts to night hours
to find a motive when she learns that Lorna's part-time job and crude
cabin belied a high-dollar hooking career and large savings account.
Bestseller.                                    Some strong language.

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KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN #4
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    4

LB  04858
1 volume in 1 container

Mma Ramotswe, owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (RC 55503)
in Botswana, copes with new problems. She takes in two troubled
orphans and becomes engaged; mentors her assistant who wants to start
a typing school and find a husband; and faces competition from a new
detective shop. Bestseller. 2002.

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KANSAS TROUBLES: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY #3
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER    3

LB  04723
1 volume in 1 container

After a whirlwind marriage to San Celina Police Chief Gabe Ortiz,
Benni Harper is excited to visit her new husband's Kansas hometown.
At a rowdy backyard barbecue, she meets Tyler Brown, an aspiring
country singer with a promising future - and a fascinating past. Once,
Tyler had lived the simple Amish life. Now she's determined to make
it on her own by selling her exquisite handmade quilts. But Tyler's
gifts - and her life - are cut short when she's murdered. Out of his
jurisdiction, Gabe is frustrated to sit on the sidelines while his
friends are investigated by his own sleuthing wife. And Benni realizes
that her hasty marriage will be much like the Kansas weather –
unpredictable and bound to be stormy. (#3 in series.)

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KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES
Author:   ADLER-OLSEN, JUSSI
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07015
1 volume in 1 container

Carl Morck used to be a good homicide detective - one of Copenhagen's
best. Then a bullet almost took his life. Two of his colleagues
weren't so lucky, and Carl, who didn't draw his weapon, blames
himself. So a promotion is the last thing Carl expects. But it all
becomes clear when he sees his new office in the basement. Carl's
been selected to run Department Q, a department of one, investigating
Copenhagen's coldest cases. He's been put out to pasture. What's
surprising is that a case actually captures his interest. Strong
language, violence, some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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KILGAREN
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02916
1 volume in 1 container

Barbara returns to her ancestral home, Kilgaren, in spite of her fears
of this island mansion in the West Indies. It was here that she was
disfigured in a fire caused by her half-brother, Jonathan. Now
Jonathan, Kilgaren's owner, welcomes her home but Barbara soon
realizes that he is preoccupied with concerns that affect both of
their lives.

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KILL AND TELL
Author:   KIENZLE, WILLIAM X
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: FATHER KOESLER MYSTERY    6

LB  03362
1 volume in 1 container

While auto executive Frank Hoffman is on his way up at The Company
in Detroit, someone would like him out of the way permanently. Father
Robert Koesler discovers at least four people who would benefit
personally and professionally from Hoffman's death, but can he find the
villain before it is too late? Some strong language.  1984.

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KILL THE TOFF
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00737
1 volume in 1 container

The note read "The best way to disappear is to die."  The Toff
had other ideas and unmasks a killer in one of London's seamiest
dives.

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KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT
Author:   COTTERILL, COLIN
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07059
1 volume in 1 container

When her mother sells the family home in the big city, crime reporter
Jimm Juree is forced to follow her eccentric family to a rural village
on the coast of Southern Thailand. She's convinced her career is over.
But that changes with the murder of a local abbot and the unearthing
of a van containing the skeletal remains of two hippies - one of them
wearing a hat. Suddenly Jimm's life seems a bit more promising - and
a lot more deadly. If she's to unravel these two mysteries, it will
take luck, perseverance, and the help of her entire family. 2011.
Some strong language and some violence.

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KILLER DOLPHIN: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #24
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   24

LB  01174
1 volume in 1 container

The Dolphin, a newly restored dockside London theatre,
opens with "The Glove," a play inspired by the discovery of a
genuine Shakespearean mitt. Inspector Roderick Alleyn supervises
security precautions for the relic but is soon tracking a criminal
when someone kills a caretaker and steals the glove. 1966.
Also published as Death at the Dolphin LB 01174

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KILLER STITCH: A KNITTING MYSTERY
Author:   SEFTON, MAGGIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05300
1 volume in 1 container

The House of Lambspun has been bombarded for the holidays. In the
midst of overflowing bins of sumptuous yarn, unexpected winter
romance buzzes in chorus with the spindles of shy new spinning
instructor Lucy Adair. But when an alpaca sheep rancher is found
dead, avid knitter and sometime-sleuth Kelly finds herself linked to
the prime suspect in the case - a rejected former lover of the
playboy rancher. And, strangely, it seems the victim had a fiancée
... none other than the bereaved Lucy. 2007.

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KILLING DOLL
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03340
1 volume in 1 container

A psychological novel that explores obsession, delusion, and murderous
fantasy. The story focuses on a withdrawn, young Englishwoman with a
large birthmark on her face and her teenage brother, who becomes
obsessed with witchcraft. Meanwhile, a troubled young neighbor convinces
himself that he is invisible. The three lives converge with lethal
results. Book club main selection 1984.

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KILLING STORM
Author:   CASEY, KATHRYN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06650
1 volume in 1 container

In Houston, four-year-old Joey Warner is lured from a sandbox by a
stranger looking for his runaway dog. When his mom discovers Joey has
disappeared, her reaction is odd. Meanwhile, on a cattle ranch outside
the city, Texas Ranger and profiler Sarah Armstrong assesses a
symbol left on the side of a slaughtered prize-winning bull, a figure
dating back to slavery. Soon, the two investigations converge and as
a catastrophic hurricane approaches, Sarah risks her life to save
little Joey. Violence, explicit descriptions of sex and some strong
language. 2010.

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KILLING WITH KINDNESS
Author:   MORICE, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01755
1 volume in 1 container

When Mike Parsons, model husband to a dull, drink-sodden wife,
disappears, the obvious conclusion is that he could no longer
stand it.  But Tessa Crichton, actress and amateur detective, begins
to discover some pretty nasty facts about the supposedly
long-suffering husband. In fact, what appears obvious turns out to be
subtle, involved, and for the too-curious Tessa, downright deadly.
Tess Crichton #7.

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KIND OF ANGER
Author:   AMBLER, ERIC, 1909-1998
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01373
1 volume in 1 container

Neurotic newspaperman Piet Maas is told by his bureau to find
Lucia Bernadi. With little enthusiasm he travels to the French
Riviera. There he meets Lucia, matches wits with a blackmailer
and experiences an entirely new kind of anger.

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KISSER
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06851
1 volume in 1 container

Stone Barrington agrees to help find a Broadway role for actress
Carrie Cox while protecting her from her ex-husband. Barrington also
takes on the case of an artist swindling the daughter of a wealthy art
dealer. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2010.

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KLONDYKER
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01989
1 volume in 1 container

An action-packed story that centers around the fishery protection
cruiser "Marlin" and its search for an alleged sea-monster.
Murder, smuggling and hi-jack robbery complicate the search.

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KNOCKDOWN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07328
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Sander commissions Jonah Dereham, ex-prize-winning jockey, now
a horse buyer, to buy a steeplechaser for a young friend. What begins
as an ordinary business transaction becomes a violent situation
involving death, arson, and thievery. Strong language. 1974.

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KNOCKDOWN: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE   14

LB  06765
1 volume in 1 container

While repainting her porch, Jake is threatened by a familiar-looking
stranger on a bicycle. Later -- after receiving a string of menacing
e-mails -- Jake realizes it was Steven Garner Jr., son of a desperate
gambler who once asked her for help. But she has no idea how twisted
Steven Jr. has become. Some strong language, some violence. 2011.

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KNOCKER ON DEATH'S DOOR
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FELSE FAMILY MYSTERY   10

LB  02785
1 volume in 1 container

Set in a small remote English village near the Welsh border, this
mystery begins with the dedication of what is supposed to be the
original door of the village church.  Inspector George Felse is called
in when a photographer is found dead at the door. 1971.

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L IS FOR LAWLESS
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   12

LB  04423
1 volume in 1 container

Following "K Is for Killer" (RC 39664, BR 9880), P.I. Kinsey Millhone
has a week off to help with the wedding of her landlord Henry's elderly
 brother. But Henry has another favor to ask. Neighbor Johnny Lee
has passed away, and his relatives are trying to get the army to pay
for the funeral, but the army has no record of Mr. Lee. The case takes
Kinsey on a cross-country chase for a hidden treasure. Bestseller.
Some strong language and some violence.

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LABORS OF HERCULES: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  04346
1 volume in 1 container

A visit by Dr. Burton and a conversation about the classics leads
Poirot to the idea of a modern "Labors of Hercules." Poirot decides to
undertake twelve cases that have a special reference to the twelve
labors of ancient Hercules. Each case appears to be more baffling
than the last. 1947.

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LADY IN BLACK
Author:   CLARKE, ANNA, 1919-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02610
1 volume in 1 container

Based on an actual event from Victorian London about a mysterious
woman veiled in black who delivers a murder-story manuscript to a
publishing house. Nineteenth-century poet-novelist, George Meredith,
who reads it, believes that it contains enough real details to make
it an actual confession. 1977.

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LADY IN THE LAKE
Author:   CHANDLER, RAYMOND
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHILIP MARLOWE     

LB  03205
1 volume in 1 container

A swaggering businessman hires hard-boiled Philip Marlowe to find his
wife, who has been missing for a month. She sent her husband a note to
say she was running off to remarry, but her "intended" denies seeing
her. When a woman's body is pulled from the lake where the wife had
been staying and the caretaker's wife also turns out to be missing,
Marlowe begins expertly piecing the puzzle together.
Some strong language and some violence.
[RC 42315 pub. 1992.]

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LADY KILLER: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES     

LB  05973
1 volume in 1 container

Philadelphia attorney Mary DiNunzio receives a visit from former high
school bully Trish Gambone. Trish wants help escaping her abusive,
mob-connected boyfriend Bobby Mancuso--not knowing Mary used to date
him. After refusing Mary's suggestions, Trish disappears, and Mary
fears she's dead. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
2008.

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LADY YESTERDAY
Author:   ESTLEMAN, LOREN D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult; Young Adult
Series: AMOS WALKER    7

LB  03944
1 volume in 1 container

Amos Walker follows a cold trail into Detroit's great jazz past to
help his friend Iris, a bronze-skinned beauty who wants to find her
father -- a hot musician in the heyday of the Chicago jazz greats.

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LADY, LADY, I DID IT!: AN 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY
Author:   MCBAIN, ED, 1926-2005
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: 87TH PRECINCT MYSTERY   14

LB  05051
1 volume in 1 container

The first thing Detectives Steve Carella and Bert Kling saw was
four bodies soaked in blood. Then Kling realized that one of those
bodies on the bookshop floor was his fiancée Claire Townsend. And
that's when the "bookstore massacre" stopped being just another
murder case to the boys of the 87th Precinct. Bert Kling was one of
their own, and no one could get away with blasting a policeman's
girl. 1961.

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LAMORNA WINK: A RICHARD JURY MYSTERY
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04678
1 volume in 1 container

Melrose Plant retreats to Cornwall for a vacation. Unfortunately, he
gets little peace when an innkeeper disappears, two locals are
murdered, and he learns his rented house was the drowning site for two
children. Somehow these events are all connected. Some violence
and strong language. Bestseller. 1999.

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LAND GOD GAVE TO CAIN
Author:   INNES, HAMMOND
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01387
1 volume in 1 container

A mysterious ham-radio message from a man reportedly killed in an
airplane crash sets off an expedition in the frozen wilds of
Labrador. Violence. 1970.

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LANGUAGE OF BEES: A MARY RUSSELL NOVEL
Author:   KING, LAURIE R
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MARY RUSSELL NOVEL    9
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES NON CANONICAL     

LB  06764
1 volume in 1 container

Sussex, 1924. Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, receive a
visit from Sherlock's estranged son, Damian, an artist and former drug
addict, who needs help finding his wife and daughter. Meanwhile Mary
delves into Damian's sordid past and investigates the disappearance of
a bee colony from Sherlock's apiary. 2009.

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LAST ACT
Author:   HODGE, JANE AIKEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02837
1 volume in 1 container

Bouncy suspense tale set in the tiny bankrupt principality of
Lissenberg where a young singer who has been widowed is summoned to
understudy, but becomes the star. The project to be staged is a
recently discovered Beethoven opera to celebrate a peace conference,
but sabotage and murder threaten both events.

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LAST CHILD
Author:   HART, JOHN, 1965-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06232
1 volume in 1 container

After twelve-year-old Alyssa disappeared on her way home a year ago,
her guilt-ridden father left town and her mother fell into a drugged
daze with an abusive boyfriend. As Alyssa's twin brother Johnny and
obsessed detective Hunt continue to search, another girl is snatched.
Violence and strong language. 2009.

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LAST DITCH: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #29
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   29

LB  02162
1 volume in 1 container

Ricky Alleyn, an aspiring writer, and his artist wife, Troy, retire
to the solitude of a British island. His writing is interrupted when
the unlikely death of a young neighbor propels him into the lives of
the island's inhabitants. By the time his father, Chief Superintendent
Roderick Alleyn, arrives, Ricky is well into an investigation of his
own. Some strong language. 1977.

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LAST ILLUSION: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY    9

LB  06376
1 volume in 1 container

New York City, 1903. Private investigator Molly Murphy and her fiancé,
policeman Daniel Sullivan, are watching a magic show when an
illusionist's trick turns fatal. Harry Houdini's wife Bess believes
that whoever tampered with the equipment will target her husband next
and hires Molly to find the culprit. 2010.

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LAST MOVEMENT
Author:   AIKEN, JOAN, 1924-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02566
1 volume in 1 container

Mike Meiklejohn, an English girl, brings her injured mother to a
sanitarium on a Greek isle. When the mother becomes afraid of some
of the people around her and two murder victims are found, Mike
becomes dangerously involved.

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LAST PRECINCT
Author:   CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR KAY SCARPETTA   11

LB  04779
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06298
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to Black Notice (RC 48767, BR 12389), Dr. Kay Scarpetta
has escaped death from the serial killer "werewolf" and continues
investigating crimes committed by his French syndicate. But then the
doctor herself faces a murder accusation. Violence, strong language,
and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.

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LAST REFUGE: A SAM ACQUILLO HAMPTONS MYSTERY
Author:   KNOPF, CHRIS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SAM ACQUILLO HAMPTONS     

LB  06240
1 volume in 1 container

Southampton, Long Island. Sam Acquillo, a divorced corporate burnout
living in his late parents' run-down cottage, finds his elderly
neighbor Regina Broadhurst drowned in her bathtub. Sam volunteers to
be administrator of her estate and soon uncovers evidence of foul
play. Strong language and some violence. 2005.

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LAST TWO WEEKS OF GEORGES RIVAC
Author:   HOUSEHOLD, GEOFFREY, 1900-1988
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02342
1 volume in 1 container

A charming French businessman becomes innocently involved in the
crossfire between the KGB and a group of East European anti-
Communists. On a stormy channel trip to England, he meets a lovely
Hungarian Olympic fencer and horsewoman. Before the voyage is over,
a murder is committed and a love affair begins.

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LATTER END
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01972
1 volume in 1 container

Lois is heartily disliked by all the members of her husband's
family.  When murder is committed, the list of suspects seems
endless. 1947.

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LAUGHING GRAVE
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01376
1 volume in 1 container

A small Suffolk village is seething with an undercurrent of hatred
and fear. Then the much hated Lord of the Manor dies under
mysterious circumstances, apparently the victim of the terrifying
sound of the laughing grave, which frightened him to death.
Scotland Yard's Ironsides tries to track down the clever murderer.

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LAWS OF OUR FATHERS
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04488
1 volume in 1 container

A probation officer is arrested after his mother is killed in a
drive-by shooting. The confusing case comes before Judge Sonny
Klonsky, who knows the victim, the accused, and the defense attorney
from her college days. As the trial progresses, Sonny also becomes
reacquainted with an old beau.
  Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex.

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LAZARUS PLOT
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    4

LB  04126
1 volume in 1 container

The Hardy Boys stumble across a twisted technological plot creating
perfect replicas of human beings and fight for the survival of a top
secret government intelligence organization.

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LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    2

LB  02805
1 volume in 1 container

There is no proof of a murder, yet two men are dead and thirty more
have been threatened.  When a third man disappears, Wolfe is con-
fronted by the league of frightened men -- men linked by a common
guilt and pursued by a known murderer.

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LEAVING EVERYTHING MOST LOVED
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07351
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1933. Two months after the body of an Indian woman named
Usha Pramal is found in the brackish water of a South London canal,
her brother, newly arrived in England, turns to Maisie Dobbs to find
out the truth about her death. Not only has Scotland Yard made no
arrests, evidence indicates that they failed to conduct a full and
thorough investigation. 2013.

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LEOPARD
Author:   NESBO, JO, 1960-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY HOLE    8

LB  07035
1 volume in 1 container

Having once again quit the Oslo police force, Harry Hole is in Hong
Kong feeding his new opium habit when detective Kaja Solness arrives
to convince him to help with a serial-killer case. Originally
published in Norwegian in 2009. Violence, strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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LESSON IN SECRETS: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06688
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1932. At the request of the secret service, Maisie Dobbs goes
undercover at a college devoted to peace. Originally assigned to keep
an eye on the school's founder, the seditious children's book author
Greville Liddicote, Maisie shifts her attention when she encounters
murder. 2011.

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LET HIM STAY DEAD
Author:   JACOBS, THOMAS C
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01625
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Malone is hired to obtain proof of the mistaken identity of
a body washed ashore five years previously.  His quest takes him
to Paris, Marseilles and Tangiers with trouble piling up as he
goes.  This is a swift moving story of crime and international
intrigue.

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LET IT SEW
Author:   CASEY, ELIZABETH LYNN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SOUTHERN SEWING CIRCLE    7

LB  07280
1 volume in 1 container

Down south, the holidays mean family - and for Yankee librarian Tori
Sinclair, family means the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle.
It may not be a white Christmas, but it's one she'll never forget,
no matter how hard she tries. Instead of spending a nice, relaxing
Christmas with her fiancé, Tori Sinclair has been drafted into
Sweet Briar's holiday decorating committee....2012.

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LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04633
1 volume in 1 container

When prosecutor Kerry McGrath takes her injured daughter to plastic
surgeon Charles Smith, she is puzzled by two women in his waiting room
who look eerily familiar. She soon realizes they are replicas of
Smith's daughter, Suzanne Reardon, who was murdered ten years ago.
Remembering it was Smith's testimony that pinned the murder on
Reardon's husband, McGrath reopens the case, even though it puts her
career in jeopardy.  Bestseller.

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LETHAL
Author:   BROWN, SANDRA, 1948-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06904
1 volume in 1 container

A man suspected of mass murder takes young widow Honor and her four-
year-old daughter hostage. After shooting a cop, the suspect tells
Honor that he's an undercover agent trying to expose a web of
corruption that included Honor's late husband. Violence, strong
language and explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2011.

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LIAR, LIAR: A CAT DELUCA MYSTERY
Author:   LARSEN, K.J
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAT DELUCA    1

LB  07094
1 volume in 1 container

Private Investigator Cat DeLuca and her Pants On Fire Detective
Agency have a reputation for catching cheaters. It's a skill Cat
mastered when married to her run-around ex, Johnnie Ricco. Armed with
a camera, Cat scales balconies, dangles from hotel windows, and
splashes the bare facts on 8 X 10 glossies. They tend to sweeten her
clients' divorce settlements. Life takes a strange turn when a
reporter from the Chicago Tribune, Rita Polansky, masquerades as a
client with a liar-liar husband. Rita retains Cat to follow Chance
Savino, a steamy guy with a pocketful of smuggled diamonds. Strong
language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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LIE DOWN WITH THE DEVIL: A CARLOTTA CARLYLE MYSTERY
Author:   BARNES, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CARLOTTA CARLYLE   12

LB  06123
1 volume in 1 container

Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle is worried about her exiled mob-connected
boyfriend Sam and about her "little sister" Paolina's slow recovery
from abduction in Heart of the World (RC 67807). Meanwhile a new case,
which starts as a simple surveillance, soon involves murder--and Sam.
Violence and strong language. 2008.

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LIGHT THICKENS: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #32
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   32

LB  02971
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard happens to be
in the audience when a grisly murder occurs on stage during a London
theatrical troupe's production of Macbeth. Alleyn must try to find
out who, in split-second timing, could have committed the crime and
why. 1982.

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LIMPOPO ACADEMY OF PRIVATE DETECTION
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   13

LB  07150
1 volume in 1 container

Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are thrilled when Clovis Andersen,
the American author of their well-thumbed guide, The Principles of
Private Detection, arrives in Botswana. With his help, they assist a
fired orphanage director and an arrested mechanic. Bestseller.  2012.

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LINCOLN LAWYER
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06705
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. criminal defense lawyer Mickey Haller defends lowlife clients
out of his Lincoln Town Car. He eagerly takes the case of Louis
Roulet, a wealthy Beverly Hills man arrested for beating a prostitute
but soon becomes suspicious of his client's behavior. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2005.

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LITIGATORS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06981
1 volume in 1 container

Oscar Finley and Wally Figg run an ambulance-chasing law practice out
of a Chicago bungalow. Just as Wally finds a potentially lucrative
drug case, new associate David Zinc, a Harvard Law grad who has burned
out at a major firm, joins Finley and Figg. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2011.

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LIVE WIRE
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  07028
1 volume in 1 container

Sports and entertainment agent Myron agrees to help a client find her
rock-star husband, who disappeared after her unborn child's paternity
came into question. During his investigation Myron catches a glimpse
of his long-absent sister-in-law Kitty, who caused his brother's
sixteen-year estrangement from the family. Violence and strong
language. Bestseller.  2011.

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LLAMA OF DEATH: A GUNN ZOO MYSTERY
Author:   WEBB, BETTY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GUNN ZOO    3

LB  07299
1 volume in 1 container

Zookeeper "Teddy" Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a
Monterey area Renaissance Faire. Soon she stumbles upon the body of
the Reverend Victor Emerson, still dressed as Henry VIII. Everyone
thinks Alejandro stomped him to death, but a closer look reveals a
crossbow dart in the man's back. Teddy's investigation proves the
"reverend" is really an escaped convict, and every marriage he's
performed in the last 20 years--including each of Teddy's mother's--is
null and void. Suspects and motives abound as Teddy works to solve the
case. 2013.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

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LOCAL RULES
Author:   BRANDON, JAY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04503
1 volume in 1 container

When vacationing former assistant D.A. Jordan Marshall mouths off
when caught speeding, he is taken to the local judge, who asks
him to handle the defense in an attempted murder case. Marshall
can't understand the importance of the case until he learns of a
connected death--the town's young golden girl.
  Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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LOITERING WITH INTENT: A STONE BARRINGTON MYSTERY
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06741
1 volume in 1 container

Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington travels to Key West to find Warren
Keating's son, Evan, who must consent before Warren sells the family
business. But Evan refuses. While enjoying good food and the company
of a beautiful Swede, Stone uncovers a murder plot. Strong language
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2009.

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LONDON BRIDGES: AN ALEX CROSS MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX CROSS   10

LB  04945
1 volume in 1 container

Terrorists led by "the Wolf" destroy a Nevada town and threaten to
blow up bridges in London, New York, Frankfurt, and Washington unless
their impossible demands are met. FBI agent Alex Cross joins the
investigation when his arch nemesis "the Weasel" aids the enemy.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2004.

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LONELY DEATH: AN IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   13

LB  06633
1 volume in 1 container

Sussex, England; 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, grieving
over a war buddy's suicide, investigates the murders of three veteran
soldiers. Rutledge interviews the villagers, is accused of misconduct,
and is eventually replaced, but persists in his search for the truth-
even if it means returning to France. 2011.

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LONELY SILVER RAIN
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   21

LB  03455
1 volume in 1 container

Travis McGee, private investigator and beach-bum adventurer in
Florida, is having long, moody thoughts on middle age and absent friends
when he is persuaded by wealthy Billy Ingraham to find Billy's stolen
yacht.  McGee finds it, with the slaughtered bodies of three young
people aboard.  Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.
Bestseller 1985.

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LONG LOST: A MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  06209
1 volume in 1 container

Celebrity Terese Collins begs former boyfriend Myron Bolitar to come
to Paris after her ex-husband, Rick, arranges to meet her but never
arrives. Rick has been killed by terrorists, and DNA evidence suggests
Rick and Terese's daughter was there. But she died ten years ago.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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LONG SEARCH
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01993
1 volume in 1 container

When Patrick Dawlish's wife disappears during a visit to America,
he goes to search for her, only to find that she is the main suspect
in a murder case.  Now he must find her before the police do. 1953.

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LONG TIME GONE: A J.P. BEAUMONT MYSTERY
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  05033
1 volume in 1 container

After more than twenty years of distinguished service with the Seattle
Police Department, J.P. Beaumont is now working for the Washington
State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team. Beau is
handpicked to lead the investigation into a fifty-year-old murder
in which an eyewitness has just come forward. But Beau's focus is
swayed from this investigation when his former partner, Ron Peters -
caught in a bitter custody battle - becomes the prime suspect after
his ex-wife is gunned down. Beau will need all of his instincts not
only to solve a fifty-year-old crime but to prove the innocence of
his friend as well.

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LONGER THE THREAD
Author:   LATHEN, EMMA, PSEUD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PUTNAM THATCHER   13

LB  03214
1 volume in 1 container

John Putnam Thatcher, senior vice-president of Sloan Guaranty
Trust and sleuth par excellence, travels to Puerto Rico on a
grim mission.
John Putnam Thatcher #13

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LORD EDGWARE DIES: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07151
1 volume in 1 container

Poirot is enjoying a pleasant little supper party as the guest of Lady
Edgware when he hears her say that she would like to get rid of her
husband Lord Edgware, since he refuses to give her a divorce.  With-
in twenty-four hours Lord Edgware is dead, and Poirot's skills are
put to immediate use.  Also published as "Thirteen at Dinner" CX 20989
RD 20989 and in "Five Complete Hercule Poirot Novels" RC 54003 with
"The ABC Murders," "Cards on the Table," "Death on the Nile,"
and "Murder on the Orient Express."

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LOST
Author:   ROBOTHAM, MICHAEL, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONDON DETECTIVES    2

LB  05074
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Vincent Ruiz from Suspect (RC 59810, BR 15893) has amnesia
when police find him wounded in the Thames River. He enlists
psychologist Joe O'Loughlin's help to regain his memory and learn why
he's been investigating the case of a girl kidnapped three years ago.
Violence and strong language. 2006.

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LOST ART OF GRATITUDE: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    6

LB  07026
1 volume in 1 container

Scotland. A sudden tax audit and the mysterious gift of a funeral
wreath lead investment banker Minty Auchterlonie to believe she's
being blackmailed. As Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and editor of the
Review of Applied Ethics, investigates these suspicions, she receives
an unexpected marriage proposal from her child's father. 2009.

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LOST LIGHT: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH    9

LB  06714
1 volume in 1 container

Following his retirement after the particularly brutal case in City
of Bones (RC 54156), L.A. detective Harry Bosch revisits a cold case
when a paralyzed former cop asks for help. Bosch ends up running afoul
of an FBI terrorist investigation. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller. 2003.

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LOST MADONNA
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02924
1 volume in 1 container

In an ancient castle in Italy, young Julia Winthrop is caught up
in a web of intrigue, psychic visions, and romance when she learns
that her step grandmother has been murdered and a priceless work
of art is missing from the family chapel. Julia and other house
guests are awaiting the outcome of the murder investigation when a
second violent death occurs, and she realizes her own life may be
in danger.

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LOST SYMBOL
Author:   BROWN, DAN, 1964-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06337
1 volume in 1 container

Peter Solomon, friend and mentor of professor Robert Langdon, from The
Da Vinci Code (RC 55735, BR 17772), invites Langdon to speak at the
U.S. Capitol. When Solomon is kidnapped, Langdon races to save him by
uncovering the ancient secrets within Washington, D.C. Some violence
and some strong language. Bestseller.  2009.

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LOVE TALKER
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02692
1 volume in 1 container

Both Laurie and her brother Doug receive disturbing letters from
seventy-five-year-old Aunt Ida in rural Maryland. It seems that Aunt
Lizzie, seventy, is seeing fairies in the woods. When Laurie and Doug
arrive, they find that Aunt Lizzie actually has pictures--proof there
is something out there.

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LOVER SCORNED
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03953
1 volume in 1 container

One of the St. Anselm parish mysteries. The discovery of the body of a
woman priest in Central Park takes on increasing significance to
Assistant Rector Claire Aldington when she discovers that the murderer
has decided that Claire will be the next victim. 1986.

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LOVERS ALL UNTRUE
Author:   LOFTS, NORAH, 1904-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01877
1 volume in 1 container

An enthralling story of a Victorian household.  Mr. Draper, his wife
and two daughters form a nice middleclass family. Papa treats his
family as rare possessions to be admired only by himself, but the
oldest daughter, Marian, wants more from life and makes a bid for
freedom. 1970.

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LUCID INTERVALS: A STONE BARRINGTON MYSTERY
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06852
1 volume in 1 container

New York attorney Stone Barrington agrees to help British spy Felicity
Devonshire track down a former colleague gone rogue. But Barrington
comes to believe that it is a setup. Barrington also helps a feckless
lottery winner organize his life. Some strong language and some
explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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M IS FOR MALICE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   13

LB  04492
1 volume in 1 container

In this sequel to "'L' Is for Lawless" (RC 40689, BR 10162), private
detective Kinsey Millhone is hired to locate a missing person. Years
ago, as a young drug and alcohol abuser, Guy Malek left home in
disgrace. Now his father has died, and Guy's brothers are outraged
to learn Guy is still in the will.  Bestseller.
Some strong language and some violence.

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MAD HATTER MYSTERY
Author:   CARR, JOHN DICKSON, 1906-1977
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DR GIDEON FELL     

LB  00900
1 volume in 1 container

A crazed hat thief on the rampage amuses all London with his
outrageous pranks. The laughter soon turns to horror when a corpse in
a stolen top hat is found at the Tower of London. Dr. Gideon Fell
is called in to solve the riddle.

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MAD RIVER
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEB. 23-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: VIRGIL FLOWERS    6

LB  07213
1 volume in 1 container

Tired of small-town life, teens Becky, Jimmy, and Tom attempt to steal
some diamonds--and shoot a woman during the robbery. They continue
their violent murder spree through rural Minnesota, with investigator
Virgil Flowers and local cops in pursuit. Violence, strong language,
and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2012.

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MADAM, WILL YOU TALK?
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01089
1 volume in 1 container

An attractive English widow on vacation in France becomes friends
with a 13-year-old boy who seems to be guarding a troublesome secret.
In her efforts to help the boy, she becomes involved in strange
adventures.

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MAIDEN'S PRAYER
Author:   FLEMING, JOAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00755
1 volume in 1 container

When Miss Maden's mother died, Mr. Aladdin, a Persian with
charm and a flavor of the exotic East, appeared to help her manage
her business affairs.  Mysterious things begin to happen and the
story culminates in a macabre situation and surprise ending.

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MAIGRET AND THE APPARITION
Author:   SIMENON, GEORGES, 1903-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MAIGRET   62

LB  02117
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Lognon, dubbed "Inspector Hapless," has a close brush
with death when he investigates suspicious activities in an elegant
mansion. Maigret helps clear up the puzzle by pitting himself against
an international figure of the art world.

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MAIGRET AND THE MAN ON THE BENCH
Author:   SIMENON, GEORGES, 1903-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MAIGRET   41

LB  01920
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Maigret unravels the case of a man stabbed to death in an
alley. As he follows the dead man's tracks, a single incongruous
clue keeps recurring: the murdered man was frequently seen sitting
on a bench on a Paris boulevard.

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MAIGRET AND THE YOUNG GIRL
Author:   SIMENON, GEORGES, 1903-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MAIGRET     

LB  00896
1 volume in 1 container

When Maigret first saw her she was just a dead body on the
pavement.  Pretty soon he knew all about her--all except the
whereabouts of her silver evening bag and one of her shoes--also
the name of her killer.

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MAIGRET IN SOCIETY
Author:   SIMENON, GEORGES, 1903-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR MAIGRET   56

LB  00897
1 volume in 1 container

78-year-old Comte Armand de Saint-Hilaire has been murdered in the
study of his home near the Boulevard Saint-Germain. The former
ambassador's death poses something of a locked-room mystery in the
most exclusive quarter of Paris, drawing Inspector Maigret into a
world he can hardly believe.

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MAINE MASSACRE
Author:   VAN DE WETERING, JANWILLEM
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02355
1 volume in 1 container

When his brother-in-law dies, Amsterdam detective Grijpstra travels
to Maine to help his sister settle her affairs. He discovers that
this was only the latest in a series of suspicious deaths in the area.
Grijpstra and his assistant de Gier probe the matter and uncover
shady dealings.                  Strong language and violence.
  [RC 45700 pub. 1996.]

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MAISIE DOBBS
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06219
1 volume in 1 container

Thirteen-year-old Maisie is lucky to be a maid in the home of a
wealthy London suffragette who sees to her education. Maisie becomes a
private investigator in 1929 after serving as a nurse during the Great
War. Her first case involves a shelter for wounded veterans. 2003.

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MAJOLICA MURDERS: AN ANTIQUE LOVER'S MYSTERY
Author:   MORGAN, DEBORAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05129
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-FBI agent and antiques picker Jeff Talbot asks Lanny, a fellow
picker, to scout out some antique majolica as a present for his wife.
Lanny is a bit of a loner, but Jeff has always liked him. So it comes
as a total shock when the young man is arrested for murdering an
antiques dealer. Jeff learns that Lanny had quarreled with the dealer
after she sold two pieces of majolica she was supposed to hold for
him. As Jeff investigates Lanny's claims of innocence, he discovers
that the majolica has a long history, one that somebody is determined
to keep quiet.

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MAKE DEATH LOVE ME
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02367
1 volume in 1 container

Depicts the confined, claustrophobic world of Alan Groombridge, the
manager of a small English village bank, bound to a daily grind that
begins and ends with his complaining wife and demanding father-in-law.
But Groombridge, a romantic, longs to break away from his tedium.
Fate, in the form of two teenage bank robbers, gives him his chance.
Some strong language.

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MALICE DOMESTIC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ORIGINAL TRADITIONAL MYSTERY STORIES
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04855
1 volume in 1 container

Nevada Barr presents this anthology of mystery stories by some of
the most well-known mystery writers, including Peter Lovesey, Margaret
Maron, Simon Brett, Anne Perry, Katherine Hall Page, Susan Dunlap,
and Carolyn Hart, among others. Uncover the evidence of murder at its
most diabolical in these fourteen tales that share the common theme
of ordinary people getting involved in criminal doings.

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MALICE MATRIMONIAL
Author:   FLEMING, JOAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00769
1 volume in 1 container

Henry Ormskirk, kindly and unemployed, married the desirable
Pia Paolomi and got a job in her exclusive dress business.  He
blundered further and further into a lethal situation which
finally led to murder.

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MALTESE FALCON
Author:   HAMMETT, DASHIELL, 1894-1961
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06166
1 volume in 1 container

In searching for the murderer of his partner, Sam Spade runs afoul
of the police and several characters, all in search of a mysterious
statuette. 1929.
  [BR1597, pub 1934, has a new introduction by the author.

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MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05965
1 volume in 1 container

Eight mystery stories that feature the character of Horne Fisher, a
member of the British upper classes who seems to know everyone and
everything about everyone, including the seamy details. Like
Chesterton's more famous detective, Father Brown, Fisher is a
brilliant detective who, with the help of his journalist friend,
Harold March, solves crimes so scandalous some cannot be reported to
the police.

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MAN WITH FIFTY COMPLAINTS
Author:   MCMULLEN, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02464
1 volume in 1 container

Lester Timmons had worked at Bela Industries for twenty-five years.
He had been a faithful and rather unremarked employee all that time,
working for the company newspaper.  But when the personnel manager
refused to give him a raise, Lester was more than annoyed.  He
decided to get revenge. 1978.

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MAPPING OF LOVE AND DEATH: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06339
1 volume in 1 container

England 1932. An American couple hires investigator Maisie Dobbs
after the body of their son Michael Clifton is discovered in France,
buried in a collapsed Great War trench. The Cliftons want to find
Michael's girlfriend, an English nurse. But after the parents are
attacked, Maisie uncovers murder and larceny. 2010

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MARACAIBO MISSION
Author:   MASON, F. VAN WYCK (FRANCIS VAN WYCK)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01085
1 volume in 1 container

Colonel North of G-2 matches wits with a mad scientist and a Russian
temptress in his attempts to foil a plot involving Venezuela's oil
fields. 1965.

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MASK OF FU MANCHU
Author:   ROHMER, SAX
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03629
1 volume in 1 container

The further adventures of the evil genius of the Orient, Dr. Fu
Manchu. An explosion, a wave of religious fanaticism, a series of
dastardly murders and a kidnapping convince some that Fu Manchu is
once again up to no good. 1932.

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MATLOCK PAPER
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02835
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. James Matlock, a professor at a prestigious Connecticut college,
is recruited by the U.S. Justice Department to find the key to a
mysterious Corsican document. He becomes involved with drugs, a
conspiracy, and the Mafia. Some violence and some strong language.
Bestseller. 1973.

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MCNALLY'S CAPER
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    4

LB  04437
1 volume in 1 container

Archibald McNally, sole member of the Discreet Inquiries Department
of McNally and Son, has been asked to investigate the disappearance
of valuable items from the home of Griswold Forsythe II. Forsythe is
certain it is an inside job because of the treasures that are missing.
As Archy investigates this well-known but somewhat wacko Palm Beach
family, he uncovers a long-hidden scandal. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1994.

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MCNALLY'S RISK
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    3

LB  04520
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Smyth-Hersforth believes "one must have pride in one's family."
So Archy McNally has been asked to check into the background of her
son Chauncey's fiancée, Theodosia Johnson. He has barely begun his
investigation when the bodies start turning up. First the artist who
painted a portrait of Theodosia, then Chauncey's first girlfriend, and
then the artist's daughter. Archy believes Theodosia's butterfly
tattoo is the key. Strong language. Bestseller. 1993.

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MCNALLY'S TRIAL
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ARCHY MCNALLY MYSTERY    5

LB  04549
1 volume in 1 container

Archy McNally, chief of Discreet Inquiries for McNally and Son, once
again investigates the lives of the rich and famous in Palm Beach,
Florida. Sunny Fogarty, comptroller of Whitcomb Funeral Homes, is
concerned about the unfounded dramatic increase in profits. Archy
quickly discovers that a large number of coffins are being
mysteriously shipped north for burial. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 1995.

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MELTING MAN
Author:   CANNING, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01615
1 volume in 1 container

A young girl loses her memory, along with her step-father's Mercedes.
Ruthless Cavan O'Dowda hires Rex Carver to trace his lost car. As
Carver races across Europe, he finds others on the same trail and
becomes entangled in a deadly web of intrigue and deceit. Explicit
descriptions of sex. 1968.

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MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  00324
1 volume in 1 container

Follows the "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"(BR 10562, RC 17437). Doyle
offers eleven more tales of Holmes and Dr. Watson, including Holmes's
meeting with Moriarty, the Napoleon of crime. In a final note, Doyle
explains Holmes's demise.  BR 10563/RC 43001, 1995, includes a
chronology of Doyle's work and an introduction by editor Christopher Roden.
Sherlock Holmes #5

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MESSAGE FROM MALAGA
Author:   MACINNES, HELEN, 1907-1985
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03773
1 volume in 1 container

Ian Ferrier, on vacation in Spain from the United States Space Agency,
has a reunion with a trusted friend which leads to murder, a
conspiracy for assassination, and an involved manhunt.  Bestseller 1971.

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MESSENGER OF TRUTH: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06118
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1930s. Artist and WWI veteran Nick Bassington-Hope falls to
his death from a scaffold while preparing for his gallery opening.
Nick's twin sister, Georgina, hires Maisie Dobbs to prove he was
murdered. Maisie discovers that Nick's masterpiece is missing and she
searches for clues among her client's relatives. 2006.

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MEW IS FOR MURDER: A THEDA KRAKOW MYSTERY #1
Author:   SIMON, CLEA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: THEDA KRAKOW    1

LB  06018
1 volume in 1 container

Theda Krakow is in a funk. Her sometime boyfriend is gone, her beloved
cat has died, and the career leap she's made from copy editor to
freelance writer has left her finances and her spirit flat. She
desperately needs a headline. One day, strolling in her Cambridge
neighborhood, Theda spies an adorable stray kitten who leads her to
an old woman holed up in a decrepit house full of cats. Could this
be the story to catapult Theda out of the dumps? Or deeper into
something more sinister?

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MIGHTY OLD BONES: A THISTLE AND TWIGG MYSTERY
Author:   SAUMS, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THISTLE AND TWIGG     

LB  06119
1 volume in 1 container

Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg are as different as two best friends can
be. Phoebe has never seen any reason to leave her small Southern
hometown, while Jane, the urbane widow of a career military officer,
has traveled all over the world, only recently putting down roots in
Tullulah, Alabama.  At times, Tullulah can be a sleepy little town,
but no one sleeps through the thunderstorm that knocks down a tree
on Jane's property and uncovers a pile of skeletal remains buried
underneath. 2008.

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MIND TO MURDER
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  02394
1 volume in 1 container

The administrative officer of an eminent London psychiatric clinic
is found with a chisel in her heart and a phallic symbol in her
arms. All the staff psychiatrists try to psych out the murderer;
Superintendent Dalgliesh, however, prefers to keep his own counsel.

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MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    9

LB  06167
1 volume in 1 container

PI Precious Ramotswe of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
investigates a case involving a woman seeking family members who may
not actually exist. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe's mechanic husband, J.L.B.
Matekoni, falls under the influence of a secretive doctor who promises
to cure their foster daughter's medical condition. Bestseller. 2008.

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MISS DIMPLE SUSPECTS
Author:   BALLARD, MIGNON
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS DIMPLE KILPATRICK    3

LB  07340
1 volume in 1 container

With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure the
small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a
missing child. When Miss Dimple is the one to find the missing child,
she comes upon the home of an elderly artist, Mae Martha, and
her young companion, Suzy, who help ensure that Miss Dimple and Peggy
return home safe and sound. A few days later, Miss Dimple receives a
frantic call from Suzy -- Mae Martha has been murdered, and Suzy is
seen as the most likely suspect because her family is Japanese. Miss
Dimple and her friends set out to prove Suzy's innocence, only to
find danger where they least expect it. Some violence. 2013.

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MISS JULIA ROCKS THE CRADLE
Author:   ROSS, ANN B
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS JULIA   12

LB  06758
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina. During a blizzard, elderly Miss Julia helps deliver
Hazel Marie's twin babies. When a dead body is found in a neighbor's
toolshed, Miss Julia investigates. She also searches for the person
who has been writing bad checks in her name. 2011.

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MISS MARPLE: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  03898
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07238
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty short mysteries featuring indomitable amateur sleuth Miss Jane
Marple. Includes "The Tuesday Night Club," "Ingots of Gold," "The
Bloodstained Pavement," "Motive v. Opportunity," "A Christmas
Tragedy," "Death by Drowning," "The Case of the Perfect Maid,"
"Tape-Measure Murder," "Greenshaw's Folly," and others. 1985.

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MISS PYM DISPOSES
Author:   TEY, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03441
1 volume in 1 container

Lucy Pym travels to Leys College to lecture. Although she is
determined to stay only one night, she is overruled and is swept into
the current of college activities. When there is a suspicious
accident in the gym, Miss Pym is in possession of vital evidence.
1946.

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MISS SEETON SINGS
Author:   CARVIC, HERON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS SEETON MYSTERY     

LB  01551
1 volume in 1 container

Bumbling Miss Seeton, the amusing English spinster detective,
attempts to find out who is forging British currency and threatening
to ruin the Bank of England.
Emily Seeton #4

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MISSING MINX
Author:   GOYNE, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00714
1 volume in 1 container

When the new barmaid arrived at the Riverside Hotel trouble began.
Then she vanished, and the mystery became a newspaper sensation and
one suicide occurred before the case was closed.

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MISSISSIPPI VIVIAN: A TED STEPHENS MYSTERY
Author:   CRIDER, BILL AND CLYDE WILSON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06438
1 volume in 1 container

In the summer of 1970, a possible insurance scam takes Houston PI
Ted Stephens to Losgrove, Mississippi, where he meets Mississippi
Vivian, a waitress at the Magnolia Cafe, the town's nerve center. A
corporate client, the National Insurance Company, is skeptical of
twelve suspicious claims originating from Losgrove. Ted asks
Mississippi for her help, but the possibly self-inflicted shooting
death of one of the claimants, Perce Segal, at the house of another
claimant, Wade Dickie, complicates his mission. Some strong language.
2010.

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MISTS OF FEAR
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01623
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Palfrey was up against a baffling mystery:  The world over,
people were disappearing , seen to vaporize in a swirling white
mist.  He sent Jim Forrester to Spain on a slim lead, hoping it
might develop into something concrete.  Lured on by a beautiful girl,
Forrester has begun to put two and two together when he also
succumbed to the mist.

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MONA LISA MYSTERY
Author:   HUTCHINS, PAT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6; Grades 4 - 7

LB  03326
1 volume in 1 container

Class 3 of Hampstead Primary school takes a trip to  Paris and lands
right in the middle of a mystery.

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MONCRIEFF
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02929
1 volume in 1 container

Editor Antonia Moncrieff inherits a valuable, but eerie, rundown
house in Brooklyn Heights. Mysterious circumstances involve her
precocious twelve-year-old son, her half-mad former husband, and
her old lover, who was blinded in an automobile accident. 1975.

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MONDAY THE RABBI TOOK OFF
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    4

LB  02267
1 volume in 1 container

When young Rabbi Small's contract is not renewed, he goes to Israel
for three months where he discovers that the son of his replacement
is suspected of terrorism and is caught crossing the border. Best-
seller 1972.

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MONK'S HOLLOW
Author:   MARSH, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01404
1 volume in 1 container

An assorted company of young people arrive at Monk's Hollow in
answer to a letter from rich recluse Agatha Pentland, who intends
to leave her money to one of them. They suspect that the old
house is haunted by a malevolent spirit that threatens their
safety.

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MONSTER IN THE BOX: AN INSPECTOR WEXFORD NOVEL
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR WEXFORD   22

LB  06274
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Inspector Wexford, from Not in the Flesh (DB/RC 67552), must
revisit unsolved murders from his past when his primary suspect, Eric
Targo, returns to Kingsmarkham. Meanwhile Wexford's partner Mike's
wife raises concerns of her own about a female student she believes is
being forced into an arranged marriage. 2009.

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MONUMENT TO MURDER
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06776
1 volume in 1 container

Times are tough in Savannah for former cop and current PI Robert
Brixton, so when he agrees to take on a 20 year old murder case, he
figures he's got nothing to lose. It's not long before the trail leads
him deep into the corrupt underbelly of Savannah's power elite, and
right into the lap of a secret government organization that's been
offing "troublesome" politicians for decades. The cold case heats up
when he joins forces with former attorneys Mackensie and Annabel Lee
Smith to investigate this organization and the murders they committed
in the name of patriotism. Strong language. 2011.

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MOON OVER MONCRIEFF
Author:   ROBERTS, IRENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02614
1 volume in 1 container

Awakening from the nightmare of total amnesia, Catherine was con-
fronted by a man who said he was her husband and yet who seemed to
hate her. She tried to pierce the clouds of oblivion and to recall
the accident that had dimmed her memory.

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MOON SPINNERS: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY    3

LB  06481
1 volume in 1 container

In the quaint fishing village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the
Seaside Knitters are always looking for a new project. Their latest
is helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and
Soup Cafe on Pelican Pier. But they get sidetracked when Gracie's
aunt Sophia goes flying off the cliff in her red Ferrari - and it
was no accident. As gossip builds, and rumors circulate, the
Seaside Knitters must stitch together the clues if they're to
understand a killer's strange pattern. Some violence. 2010.

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MOON-SPINNERS
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00972
1 volume in 1 container

Vacationing in Crete, an English girl stumbles into a mystery when
she finds a young Englishman injured, hiding in a hut.

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MOONSTONE
Author:   COLLINS, WILKIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00343
1 volume in 1 container

Story of the curse of the moonstone, an enormous diamond stolen from
a Buddhist temple in India.  All of the possessors of the gem, from
the English officer who murdered to steal the jewel to the young
woman who disappears on her eighteenth birthday, experience
misfortunes.  One of the classic suspense stories of our literature,
this exciting novel has been a favorite since the 19th century. 1868.
 [BR 2842 has introduction by Malcolm Elwin.

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MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS #3
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    3

LB  04859
1 volume in 1 container

(The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, #3) Mma Ramotswe, the owner
of the Number One Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana, is asked by
an important government official to investigate the poisoning of his
brother's family. Meanwhile, she gets a call to verify the moral
virtues of young ladies in a "beauty and integrity" pageant.

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MORGUE MAMA: THE CROSS KISSES BACK: A MORGUE MAMA MYSTERY
Author:   CORWIN, C.R
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06023
1 volume in 1 container

Retirement-aged but still formidable newspaper librarian Dolly Madison
Sprowls teams up with youthful police reporter Aubrey McGinty to
investigate a recent murder case. The woman convicted of poisoning a
local televangelist appears to have been framed, even though she
confessed to the crime. After digging through the newspaper morgue,
Dolly and Aubrey question staff at the evangelist's church,
reconstruct the crime, and come up with plenty of other suspects.
Meanwhile, Aubrey looks into police corruption and the murder of
a prostitute. Some profanity, some violence, and some descriptions
of sex. 2003.

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04690
1 volume in 1 container

Harry Stanford knows he is being followed: he even knows who is behind
it and why. But in a few short days, Stanford has drowned and his
children are haggling over his estate. There is Tyler, a gay circuit
court judge; Woody, a polo-playboy junkie; and Kendall, a fashion de-
signer with a shadowy past. Then comes Julia, an executive secretary,
claiming to be Stanford's long-lost illegitimate daughter. Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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MOUNTAINS HAVE A SECRET
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  02019
1 volume in 1 container

In October two young girls set out for a walk in the Grampian
Mountains of Australia. They are never seen again, and the policeman
who is sent to investigate is murdered. Now it is March, and Inspector
Napoleon Bonaparte attempts to solve the mystery.
  Some strong language and some violence.
Napoleon Bonaparte #12.    [RC 45829 pub. 1995.]

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MOURN NOT YOUR DEAD: A DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES MYSTERY #4
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES    4

LB  04790
1 volume in 1 container

Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James
are sent to suburban Surrey to investigate the murder of a
high-ranking police officer.  Alastair Gilbert was bludgeoned to death in his
kitchen, and the list of potential suspects is long.  Duncan and Gemma
must put aside their personal feelings to solve the case. Strong
language and violence. 1996.

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MOURNING GLORIA: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #19
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES   19

LB  06670
1 volume in 1 container

While Pecan Springs bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one
woman's life is tragically brought to an end. China Bayles happens
upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help.
The evidence leaves no doubt that it's arson homicide. Jessica Nelson,
an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the
story. But she's gotten herself too deeply involved. When Jessica
disappears, China is determined to find her, before she becomes
headlines herself. Strong language. 2011.

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MOURNING RAGA
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FELSE FAMILY MYSTERY    9

LB  02784
1 volume in 1 container

Accompanied by a young English couple, her temporary guardians,
14-year-old Anjii Kumar arrives in New Delhi to live with her Indian
father.  They discover that he is missing, but a murder temporarily
interrupts the search for him.

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MOVING FINGER: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  01157
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06913
1 volume in 1 container

In the quiet village of Lymstock everyone seems to be receiving
mysterious, threatening letters. When suicide and murder follow,
the police begin their investigation. But it takes the special
expertise of Miss Marple not only to save an innocent person but
to nab the fiend. 1942.

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MOVING TOYSHOP
Author:   CRISPIN, EDMUND
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02719
1 volume in 1 container

This is generally regarded as one of the best detective stories that
Crispin ever wrote. The book is set in Oxford, and features Gervase
Fen, Professor of English Language and Literature. It includes as
lively a cast of characters as any present-day writing in the genre,
and effectively mixes town and gown into a most potable fizz.

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MR. MURDER
Author:   KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04459
1 volume in 1 container

Either his mind has gone haywire or something bad is about to happen
to writer Marty Stillwater: he is panicked. He loads his guns and
goes to the doctor. When he comes back home, the Other is there--a
"man" identical to Marty who wants to step into his life. Gunshots and
a broken back don't faze the Other, and it gets away. When the police
express disbelief, Marty and his family take flight. Bestseller.
Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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MRS. POLLIFAX AND THE HONG KONG BUDDHA
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MRS POLLIFAX     

LB  03634
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Emily Polifax, the zany, lovable secret agent now happily
married and tending her garden in New Jersey, is approached for a
delicate assignment by her old CIA friend Bishop. A young agent she
successfully smuggled out of mainland China the year before has
gotten involved with an alleged double agent. The adventuresome lady
barely has time to leave her dear husband Cyrus a note before rushing
off to Hong Kong.

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MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MRS POLLIFAX     

LB  02423
1 volume in 1 container

CIA agent Carstairs sends part-time New Jersey spy, the grandmotherly
Emily Pollifax, on an African safari. Her assignment is to photograph
a suspected international assassin believed to be targeting the
Zambian president. All goes according to plan until Mrs. Pollifax is
kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. 1976.

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MRS. POLLIFAX PURSUED
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MRS POLLIFAX     

LB  04772
1 volume in 1 container

Henry Bidwell is kidnapped. Meanwhile, Kadi Hopkirk, chased by men
in a dirty white van with a misspelled company name on it, is hiding
in Mrs. Pollifax's storage closet. At first there seems to be no
connection. But when Mrs. Pollifax discovers Kadi and tries to take
her home, they find themselves running for their lives--because of
Henry Bidwell.

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MRS. POLLIFAX, INNOCENT TOURIST
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MRS POLLIFAX     

LB  06690
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Pollifax's latest mission is a trip to the Middle East with her
CIA friend Farrell to retrieve a manuscript written by a murdered
dissident. The manuscript, thinly disguised as fiction, provides
provocative details of Saddam Hussein's reign of terror. The pickup,
arranged through an intermediary, proves much more difficult than
Farrell or Mrs. Pollifax anticipated. But by the end, Mrs. P., as
expected, has fingered the baddies, restored order to the universe,
and made some delightful new friends in adverse circumstances. 1997.

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MULCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A JANE JEFFRY MYSTERY
Author:   CHURCHILL, JILL
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JANE JEFFRY MYSTERY     

LB  05181
1 volume in 1 container

Jane Jeffry and her best friend, Shelley, sign up for a botany class
before finding out that the regular teacher is in a coma. The
substitute is obnoxious, and the class is full of eccentrics. When the
new professor is murdered Jane investigates. Some strong language.
2000.

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MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
Author:   RICHARDS, RAMONA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06071
1 volume in 1 container

The death of bestselling author Aaron Jackson turned Maggie Weston's
world inside out. The manager of Jackson's Writers Retreat, Maggie
knew a murderer hid among her colleagues and friends. Maggie herself
stood to inherit from Aaron's estate. As former New York City cop
Fletcher MacAllister piled up evidence against her, only faith kept
Maggie strong. And Fletcher needed to rekindle his own faith in time
to prevent the killer from claiming another victim. 2007.

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MURDER AND THE FIRST LADY
Author:   ROOSEVELT, ELLIOTT, 1919-1990
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MYSTERY    1

LB  03487
1 volume in 1 container

Eleanor Roosevelt turns sleuth when a White House staffer is found
dead in the apartment of the first lady's British secretary. Mrs.
Roosevelt takes on the underworld, J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, and a
visiting inspector from Scotland Yard in her determination to save
her young friend from the electric chair. This book is the first
novel by the son of FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt.  1984.

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MURDER AT HOBCAW BARONY: AN ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MYSTERY
Author:   ROOSEVELT, ELLIOTT, 1919-1990
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MYSTERY    3

LB  03981
1 volume in 1 container

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt joins Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, and
other Hollywood celebrities at Bernie Baruch's South Carolina estate,
Hobcaw Barony, where an explosion kills a prominent movie producer.
Eleanor investigates evidence of blackmail and illicit affairs to try
to solve the crime before the president arrives. 1986.

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MURDER AT THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   10

LB  04691
1 volume in 1 container

The highest spot in Washington, D.C., is the setting for Truman's
tenth mystery. Newlyweds Mac Smith and Annabel Reed are enjoying the
splendor, ceremony, and sanctity of the Cathedral when they are con-
fronted with the murder of the canon who officiated at their wedding.
An investigation soon involves spy networks, a world peace
organization, and a village church in England where a similar crime occurs.
Some strong language.

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MURDER AT THE VICARAGE: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  02647
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07305
1 volume in 1 container

**Also available in RC/DB 64438  "Agatha Christie's Detectives."**
In the peaceful village of St. Mary Mead, Colonel Protheroe, the
churchwarden, is discovered shot through the head in the vicarage
study. Everybody thinks they know who did it--including Miss Jane
Marple, the village spinster who knows everything. When two people
confess to the killings, shrewd Miss Marple points out that there
are several other possibilities.  1958.

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MURDER AT THE WASHINGTON TRIBUNE: A CAPITAL CRIMES MYSTERY
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   21

LB  05071
1 volume in 1 container

Washington Tribune crime reporter Joe Wilcox is pressured to compete
with TV and tabloid news counterparts, including his daughter Roberta,
a broadcast journalist. After a reporter is murdered in the newsroom,
Joe investigates and Roberta hunts for a suspect. Meanwhile Joe's
ex-con brother returns to town. Some strong language. 2005.

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MURDER BY MUSHROOM
Author:   SMITH, VIRGINIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06072
1 volume in 1 container

Serving up murderous munchies at a church potluck social wouldn't
win any popularity contests, as Jackie Hoffner discovered. Someone
had laced Jackie's casserole with poisonous mushrooms, and now her
fellow churchgoer and town fussbudget is pushing up daisies. Suspected
of foul play, Jackie decided to prove her innocence by conducting her
own murder investigation. And Trooper Dennis Walsh's helpful efforts
and boy-next-door charm were welcome.

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MURDER COMES FIRST
Author:   LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES LOUISE DAVIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03558
1 volume in 1 container

Pamela North maiden aunts witness a poisoning. Amateur sleuths Mr.
and Mrs. North help the police sift through family squabbles
to find the motive and the murderer.

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MURDER GOES MUMMING
Author:   MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02938
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Madoc Rhys of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police takes
his bride-to-be, the lovely Janet Wadman, to the Christmas house
party at Grayling's, ancestral home of the Crondycke family.  Granny
Crondycke is murdered and Madoc must go to work.

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MURDER IN FOGGY BOTTOM
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   17

LB  04751
1 volume in 1 container

A well-dressed corpse in Washington's Foggy Bottom may be connected
to three suspicious commuter plane crashes. Lovers Max Pauling and
Jessica Mumford, both of the State Department, are pursuing the
investigation when Jessica's ex-husband turns up, fleeing the right-
wing extremist faction in which he'd been operating undercover. Some
violence and some strong language.

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MURDER IN FOUR PARTS: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
Author:   CRIDER, BILL, 1941-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY   16

LB  06267
1 volume in 1 container

Asked to join the Clearview Barbershop Chorus, Sheriff Dan Rhodes
suspects an ulterior motive - mainly because he can't sing a note.
Shortly afterward, Lloyd Berry, the director of the chorus, is
murdered. Berry was suspected of embezzlement, and had also spread
the word that a chorus member ordered a singing valentine for a woman
who wasn't his wife. Sheriff Rhodes must deal with the usual
assortment of small-town crimes and oddball characters while trying to
solve a murder. 2009.

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MURDER IN MAYFAIR
Author:   BARNARD, ROBERT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05266
1 volume in 1 container

Shortly after accepting a junior ministerial post in the Labor
government that came to power in the last British general election,
MP Colin Pinnock receives a postcard bearing the stark question: "Who
Do You Think You Are?" As this literate mystery thriller unfolds, it
becomes clear that the author of this cryptic message is less
concerned with Colin's getting above himself than with his looking
into his origins. Learning that he was adopted causes Colin scarcely
a jolt, but it's quite another thing to discover that his real father
might have been Lord John Revill, who disappeared in 1962 after
apparently murdering his wife.

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MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07123
1 volume in 1 container

Hercule Poirot, the lively Belgian detective, becomes involved
in some Middle East archaeological explorations in solving the
mysterious death of a woman in a room which no murderer could
possibly enter. 1936.

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MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   12

LB  07085
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. Bert and Cec, soldiers who unknowingly witnessed a
murder in post-WWI Paris, appeal to Phryne Fisher to investigate the
suspicious deaths of two comrades. Phryne confronts her own repressed
memories as she proceeds with this assignment. Some explicit
descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2002.

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MURDER IN MOSCOW
Author:   GARVE, ANDREW
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02017
1 volume in 1 container

When the leader of a British peace delegation is murdered, the
officials in Moscow produce a pseudo-criminal in place of the real
killer and it is up to a British journalist to discover the truth.
1951.

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MURDER IN THE AIR: A SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY
Author:   CRIDER, BILL, 1941-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERIFF DAN RHODES MYSTERY   17

LB  06563
1 volume in 1 container

There's a big stink in Blacklin County, and everyone seems to think
Sheriff Dan Rhodes should do something about it. The smell is coming
from Lester Hamilton's giant chicken farm, and Rhodes sees this as a
matter for the state's air-quality enforcement agency, not the county
sheriff. That all changes when Hamilton is found dead, floating in
an old rock pit not far from the town of Clearview. Rhodes suspects
he didn't die by accident. 2011.

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MURDER IN THE BLUE ROOM
Author:   ROOSEVELT, ELLIOTT, 1919-1990
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MYSTERY    8

LB  04337
1 volume in 1 container

The White House, 1942.  President Roosevelt is meeting with Soviet
foreign minister Molotov and other delegates. The delegation is al-
ready displaying signs of paranoia (they brought their own food and
bodyguards), when the body of Emily Ryan, a secretary in the Public
Relations Office, turns up in the Blue Room. Soon Mrs. Roosevelt is
investigating.

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MURDER IN THE DARK: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   16

LB  07087
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. PI Phryne Fisher attends a four-day Christmas party hosted
by twins Isabella and Gerald Templar. Amid the jazz and drug-infused
festivities, three people are kidnapped. Phryne searches for clues to
their whereabouts during a scavenger hunt. Some strong language and
some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2006.

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MURDER IN THE MORNING
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01093
1 volume in 1 container

Mark Grant was a millionaire industrialist who ruled his financial and
domestic kingdoms with an iron hand.  Having discovered that his wife
was in love with his secretary, he planned a subtle and devilish
revenge. 1957.

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MURDER IN THE SMITHSONIAN
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    4

LB  03062
1 volume in 1 container

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Lewis Tunney is keynoting a
Smithsonian exhibition. But before he can deliver his address, Tunney
is stabbed with a sword that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson. The
famed scholar is dead, a precious medal is missing, and the list of
suspects includes several notables. Captain Hanrahan and Tunney's
feisty fiancée, Heather, investigate the murder.  1983.

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MURDER IN THE SUPREME COURT
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    3

LB  02980
1 volume in 1 container

The chief clerk to the Chief Justice is slain in the Chief Justice's
chair with a perfectly placed bullet. It soon becomes apparent that
the ambitious young clerk, who showed great talent in both court and
bedroom, had gathered damaging information on at least three Supreme
Court justices, who are by no means the only suspects. Some strong
language.  1982.

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MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    1

LB  02755
1 volume in 1 container

When Secretary of State Blaine is murdered in the Lincoln Sitting
Room of the White House, President Webster orders Special Counsel
Fairchild to coordinate efforts to solve the case.  Fairchild's
digging turns up alarming secrets, some kept by the President's
Chief of Staff, and more scandals are uncovered.  Bestseller.

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MURDER INSIDE THE BELTWAY: A CAPITAL CRIMES NOVEL
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   24

LB  06089
1 volume in 1 container

Senior detective Walter Hatcher and his colleagues Matthew Jackson and
Mary Hall investigate the murder of Rosalie Curzon, a Washington,
D.C., call girl. Rosalie had made videotapes of her clients--and one,
Bob Colgate, is running for president. A child's subsequent kidnapping
is also linked to Rosalie's death. 2008.

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MURDER IS ANNOUNCED: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  02009
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06966
1 volume in 1 container

Residents of the English village of Chipping Cleghorn are intrigued by
an advertisement in the morning paper. It announces that a murder will
take place that evening at the home of a neighbor. Thinking it a game,
townspeople gather at the appointed time, only to be shocked by an
actual murder. Visiting the village, elderly Miss Marple is given the
chance to do some amateur sleuthing to assist Inspector Craddock with
the case.  Violence.

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MURDER IS EASY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01203
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-policeman Luke Fitzwilliam was delighted to be back in his
country, able to sit back and relax after a lifetime's hard work
abroad. As he surveyed the railway carriage in which he was
traveling, he began to suspect that the nice old lady nearby
wouldn't be riding in silence much longer. [Also published as: "Easy
to Kill" RC 09195 and in Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection
RC 60232 with "Evil under the sun," "Murder at Hazelmoor," "Peril
at End House," and "Ten little Indians." Also available as LB 4340.]

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MURDER IS SUGGESTED
Author:   LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES LOUISE DAVIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03461
1 volume in 1 container

Psychology professor Jameson Elwell is found murdered shortly
after his latest book on hypnosis has been published. Mr. and
Mrs. North investigate. 1959.

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MURDER MOST STRANGE
Author:   SHANNON, DELL, 1921-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUIS MENDOZA MYSTERY   32

LB  02954
1 volume in 1 container

In this police procedural novel, the bizarre cases include those of a
handsome, well-dressed, very polite rapist who strikes only on
Saturday afternoons, a thief who uses a huge Doberman as a threat
weapon and middle-aged men who are murdered in a seemingly meaningless
series. But Lt. Luis Mendoza of the Los Angeles Police Department
solves them all. Some strong language. 1981.
Luis Mendoza #32.

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MURDER MUST ADVERTISE
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    8

LB  02620
1 volume in 1 container

It has been only a few days since copywriter Victor Dean fell down the
stairs at Pym's Publicity and died. Mr. Pym, his suspicions aroused by
a letter Dean had written, hires Mr. Death Bredon as a replacement and
installs him in Dean's old office. But Bredon is really Lord Peter
Wimsey, investigating what appears to be no accident. Soon Lord Peter
is dealing with cocaine, blackmail, and more murders.
Peter Wimsey #10

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MURDER MUST WAIT
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  02015
1 volume in 1 container

Murder takes second place when Inspector Bonaparte must investigate
the disappearance of five babies stolen from their homes in a small
town in New South Wales. 1953.

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MURDER OF A BOOKSTORE BABE
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06897
1 volume in 1 container

When school psychologist Skye Denison discovers a body crushed by a
toppled bookcase in Scumble River's new bookstore, she has to read the
clues before she becomes the killer's next work-in-progress. Some
strong language. 2011.

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MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01617
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06783
1 volume in 1 container

Roger Ackroyd is murdered one night under particularly perplexing
circumstances. Suspicion centers on his stepson, who had good motives.
Filmed under the title "Alibi."
[Also available in RC 53999 "Masterpieces of Murder," with
"And Then There Were None," "Witness for the Prosecution,"
and "Death on the Nile."]

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MURDER OF THE CAT'S MEOW
Author:   SWANSON, DENISE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SCUMBLE RIVER MYSTERY   15

LB  07281
1 volume in 1 container

When ex-Vegas showgirl and local business owner Bunny Reid starts an
online dating service called Cupid's Cat's Meow, out-of-town visitors
flock to her bowling alley for the speed-dating and cat show events
that she hosts to bring in extra cash. Bunny's scheme sounds
harmless enough, but psychologist Skye Denison know that an influx
of strangers in Scumble River spells trouble....2012.

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MURDER OF THE MAHARAJAH
Author:   KEATING, H.R.F.(HENRY REYMOND FITZWALTER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR GHOTE     

LB  02748
1 volume in 1 container

In 1930 Detective Superintendent of police Howard of the British
India police force tackles a nasty case at the Palace of Bhopore.
The cruel maharajah has been murdered, and an attempt has been made
to make his death appear accidental. Howard quickly deduces that
relatives and guests of the victim had motives and opportunity for the
killing, and collects evidence to convict the killer. 1980.

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MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   17

LB  07088
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1929. PI Phryne Fisher is hired to find the cause of death
of antiques-shop owner Augustine Manifold. Phryne - with help from her
adopted daughters, sister Beth, and cab-driver pals - investigates
Augustine's eccentric friends, rules out suicide, and identifies the
killer. 2008.

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MURDER ON EMBASSY ROW
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES    5

LB  03364
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07368
1 volume in 1 container

The British ambassador is found dead, slumped over a bowl of his
favorite caviar at his embassy in Washington. Detective Captain Sal
Morizio and his intrepid assistant-lover Connie Lake attempt to solve
the crime despite bureaucratic stonewalling.  1984.

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MURDER ON ICE
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    3

LB  04187
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy hunts for the midnight prowler responsible for causing a string
of accidents at the Webb Cove Ski Lodge.

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MURDER ON SAFARI
Author:   HUXLEY, ELSPETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04178
1 volume in 1 container

Superintendent Vachell is called in to investigate the theft of
jewelry worth $30,000 from Lady Baradale on safari. 1938.

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MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    3

LB  07082
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. Private detective Phryne Fisher saves all but one of
her fellow first-class train passengers from death by chloroform
poisoning. Elderly Mrs. Henderson has been murdered and a teenage
female is discovered suffering from amnesia. Phryne is hired to
investigate. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1991.

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MURDER ON THE LINKS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07211
1 volume in 1 container

Millionaire P. T. Renauld urgently summons Hercule Poirot to his
estate.  When the detective arrives, however, he finds that the
millionaire has been brutally murdered on his private golf course,
and Poirot is left with only a few scant clues to the murderer's
identity.

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MURDER ON THE MATTERHORN
Author:   CARR, GLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ABERCROMBIE LEWKER     

LB  00297
1 volume in 1 container

Abercrombie Lewker, who had distinguished himself during the war as
a special agent of the secret intelligence service, is asked by
his old chief to help solve the mystery of a corpse on the
Matterhorn. 1951.

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01202
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06929
1 volume in 1 container

Hercule Poirot has been called back to England and is traveling home
by way of the Orient Express. While the train is stranded by a
snowstorm, a murder occurs. Investigation shows that the dead man, Mr.
Ratchett, was traveling under a false name and was the person
responsible for a terrible kidnapping that had taken place several years
earlier. Poirot's first interviews with all passengers yield nothing--
then he questions them again.
[Also published as "Murder in the Calais Coach" (CX 00172)]
[Also available in RC 54003 "Five complete Hercule Poirot novels,"
with "Thirteen at Dinner," "The ABC Murders," "Cards on the Table,"
and "Death on the Nile."]

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MURDER ON THE POTOMAC
Author:   TRUMAN, MARGARET, 1924-2008
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPITAL CRIMES   12

LB  04770
1 volume in 1 container

When the body of Pauline Juris, secretary to Wendell Tierney, is
found alongside the Potomac River, Tierney seeks the advice of law
professor Mac Smith. Incriminating evidence in the form of love
letters turns up in Pauline's apartment. It seems that more than one
of the Tierneys is suspect. Meanwhile they all take part in a play-
acting group that re-creates old Washington murders.  Bestseller.
Some strong language.

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MURDER ONE
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06869
1 volume in 1 container

A year after the murder of his wife, attorney David Sloane has
returned to work. At a black-tie dinner he reconnects with Barclay
Reid, opposing counsel in Sloane's most prominent case. Barclay has
begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she
holds responsible for her teenage daughter's death. But when her
pursuit stalls and the Russian drug dealer turns up dead, Barclay
stands accused of murder and Sloane is her chosen defender. 2011.
Strong language, some descriptions of sex, some violence.

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MURDERED HOUSE
Author:   MAGNAN, PIERRE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06313
1 volume in 1 container

At the turn of the century, in a remote inn in Upper Provence, a
family is savagely massacred. The sole survivor of the tragedy is a
three-week-old baby. In 1920 the orphaned survivor, Seraphin Monge,
returns to avenge the killing of his family. But for each murder he
plots, another hand silently executes it in his place. He wins the
hearts of two women, Marie and Rose, and romantic complications
ensue. But then unexpected secrets set in motion a dreadful
unveiling of the past. Strong language, some descriptions of sex and
some violence. 1984.

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MURDERS ON ELDERBERRY ROAD
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06361
1 volume in 1 container

Writer, quilter and nurturer of the Queen Bees quilting group Portia
"Po" Paltrow jogged quickly through the tree-lined streets of a
Kansas college town toward the quaint shops along Elderberry Road.
It was an idyllic fall morning in the town she loved - that is until
a cat's shrill cry tipped her off to the body lying just inside
Selma Parker's quilt shop. A robbery victim? Perhaps. But one can
never be sure without a full investigation of the clues and facts.
Some strong language. 2003.

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MY BROTHER MICHAEL
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00255
1 volume in 1 container

A woman traveling in Greece encounters an English schoolmaster
investigating the death of his brother, supposedly killed during World
War II.  A strange letter written before his death takes them through
a frightening maze of violence and death to an amazing discovery on
Mount Parnassus.

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MY GAL SUNDAY
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04647
1 volume in 1 container

Stories featuring a husband-and-wife team of amateur sleuths. Henry
Britland is a former U.S. president who is married to a younger
congresswoman nicknamed Sunday. Their cases include finding out
who really killed the girlfriend of Henry's secretary of state.
Bestseller.

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MYSTERY IN OLD QUEBEC
Author:   JANE, MARY C
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB  03350
1 volume in 1 container

Kerry and Mark spend ten days in Quebec with their father and
find mysterious things occurring in their rooming house. A mongrel
pup helps them unmask a clever deception.

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MYSTERY MILE
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  01991
1 volume in 1 container

American judge Crowdy Lobbett's children bring their father to England
to prevent his murder. Four people have already been killed in his
stead. Albert Campion is hired by the son to help keep his father
alive. Campion brings the family to the village of Mystery Mile where
he believes they will be safe, but the stalkers arrive.
  [RC 45765 pub. 1994.]

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MYSTERY OF MORGAN CASTLE
Author:   RAMBEAU, JOHN AND NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6; Grades 4 - 7

LB  00674
1 volume in 1 container

Gabby, Vinny, and Bill find summer adventure and excitement in a
haunted castle.

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MYSTERY OF SALIGO BAY
Author:   PEMBERTON, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02617
1 volume in 1 container

Miranda Taylor drowns in Saligo Bay. As her friend attempts to find
out why, her quest leads her into a mesh of intrigue and danger,
love and hate.

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MYSTERY OF SWORDFISH REEF: AN INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE MYSTERY
Author:   UPFIELD, ARTHUR WILLIAM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE     

LB  01618
1 volume in 1 container

On a calm October day, Bill Spinks and Bob Garroway set out with
Mr. Ericson on the "Do-Me" for a day of fishing off the coast of
Australia. They do not return. Weeks later, a trawler comes into port
looking for the sheriff. It has an unusual cargo on board--a severed
head with a bullet hole. Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte gets involved
because Mr. Ericson is retired from New Scotland Yard.

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MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02023
1 volume in 1 container

Wealthy Rufus Van Aldin gives his spoiled, beloved daughter a
priceless necklace of rubies containing the famous "Heart of Fire"
stone. When she is found murdered on the blue train and her jewels
stolen, Poirot enters the case. 1928.

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MYSTERY OF THE CAPE COD PLAYERS
Author:   TAYLOR, PHOEBE ATWOOD, 1909-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ASEY MAYO CAPE COD MYSTERY    3

LB  02440
1 volume in 1 container

Murder doesn't usually happen on the Cape but when a group of
traveling show people are marooned in a dense fog, someone takes
the opportunity to shoot one of them.
An Asey Mayo Mystery.

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MYSTERY OF THE MIDNIGHT VISITOR
Author:   RAMBEAU, JOHN AND NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6; Grades 4 - 7

LB  00672
1 volume in 1 container

More adventures of the Summers family children, Gabby, Vinny and
Bill, of Morgan Bay.

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MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MARLIN
Author:   RAMBEAU, JOHN AND NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 3 - 6; Grades 4 - 7

LB  00673
1 volume in 1 container

Gabby, Vinny, and Bill encounter smugglers, a mysterious explosion,
 and lots of excitement as they help to locate the missing ship,
"Marlin".

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MYSTERY OF THE MOTHER WOLF: NANCY DREW, BOOK 164
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES  164

LB  04833
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy, Bess, and George are staying at a rustic lodge in Wyoming,
looking forward to enjoying winter sports like skiing and dogsledding.
But their vacation plunges into mystery when Rainbow, the lodge's pet
tame wolf, suddenly disappears, leaving her five newborn pups mother-
less. Then Nancy learns that the lodge owners are creating a wolf
sanctuary on their land - and not everybody is happy about it. Was
stealing Rainbow meant to be a warning?

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MYSTERY OF THE WOODEN INDIAN
Author:   HONNESS, ELIZABETH HOFFMAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9

LB  03201
1 volume in 1 container

The Hollands investigate a mystery surrounding the wooden
cigar store Indian  they find while on vacation in New Hampshire.

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MYSTERY: AN ALEX DELAWARE NOVEL
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEX DELAWARE   26

LB  06691
1 volume in 1 container

LAPD detective Milo Sturgis asks psychologist Alex Delaware for help
on a homicide case. Alex recognizes the victim from a party he had
attended at a restaurant the night before. The investigation ties the
woman, nicknamed Mystery, to an elite online dating service. Strong
language and some violence. 2011.

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N IS FOR NOOSE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   14

LB  04575
1 volume in 1 container

Kinsey Millhone is hired to investigate the last few weeks in the
life of a detective in tiny Nota Lake. Stress caused her husband's
heart attack, according to Selma Newquist. Millhone discovers an
uncooperative town and a connection to an old murder case in her
hometown of Santa Teresa. Some strong language and some violence.
Bestseller. 1998.

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N OR M?: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY     

LB  07282
1 volume in 1 container

In wartime England, Tommy Beresford is asked to track down two
important German agents, a man and a woman, known only as "N" and "M".
1941.
**Also available in RC 64438 "Agatha Christie's Detectives."**
with "Murder at the Vicarage," "Dead Man's Folly," "Sad Cypress,"
and "Towards Zero."

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NAIL BITER: A HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAVES, SARAH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE    9

LB  05320
1 volume in 1 container

Eastport, Maine. Do-it-yourself enthusiast Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, a
former Manhattan finance expert, answers a tenant repair call and
discovers the corpse of local derelict Eugene Dibble on her waterfront
bungalow property. The renters, a coven of witches, deny involvement
but turn to Jake when one of their own disappears. 2006.

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NAME OF THE ROSE
Author:   ECO, UMBERTO
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03146
1 volume in 1 container

A combination of religious heresy and a string of murders in a
medieval Italian monastery brings Brother William onto the scene to
rout out both the infidels and the perpetrator of the crimes. All of
this revolves around secrets hidden in the abbey library, although
what the mystery is remains elusive. Bestseller 1983.

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NARROWS: DETECTIVE HARRY BOSCH MYSTERY
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   10

LB  06716
1 volume in 1 container

Retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch investigates the death of his pal
Terry McCaleb from A Darkness More than Night (RC 51468). Disgraced
FBI agent Rachel Walling tracks down serial killer Bob Backus, her
former boss. The two cases merge as more bodies are discovered.
Violence and strong language. 2004.

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NATE THE GREAT AND THE LOST LIST
Author:   SHARMAT, MARJORIE WEINMAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 2 - 4
Series: NATE THE GREAT     

LB  03513
1 volume in 1 container

Junior detective Nate the Great and his faithful dog Sludge interrupt
their backyard vacation to solve the mystery of a missing grocery
list before lunch.

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NECK IN A NOOSE
Author:   FERRARS, E.X
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01020
1 volume in 1 container

A most unusual who-dun-it.  On arriving at his friend's
country house, Toby Dyke found his friend dead in the
dining room, blood on the carpet, bullet holes in the wall,
and the servants missing.  Yet his friend had died from
natural causes.
Toby Dyke #5

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NEMESIS
Author:   NESBO, JO, 1960-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY HOLE    4

LB  06218
1 volume in 1 container

Oslo, Norway. Detective Harry Hole puzzles over a bank holdup in which
a teller inexplicably was killed. Later he has an unexplained blackout
after dining with an old flame--and learns the next day that she is
dead. Originally published in Norwegian in 2002. Violence and strong
language. 2008.

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NEMESIS: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  04354
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07272
1 volume in 1 container

Miss Marple receives a letter from a wealthy businessman whom she
met briefly and whose death she has recently read about. His attorneys
contact her  and announce that she stands to inherit 20,000 pounds on
the sole condition that she solve an unspecified crime. Her only clue
is the code word "Nemesis."
[Also available in RC 56994 "Five complete Miss Marple novels,"
with "The Mirror Crack'd," "A Caribbean Mystery," "What Mrs.
McGillicuddy Saw," and "The Body in the Library."]

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NERVE
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04426
1 volume in 1 container

Fast-driving story of skullduggery among the riders in the steeple-
chase races in England focuses on Rob Finn, one of the best young
jockeys. Finn is standing next to Art Mathews when Mathews shoots
himself in the center of the parade ring at the Dunstable races.
Finn is sent for, and finds himself in deep trouble. 1964.

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NEVER LOOK BACK
Author:   HERMAN, KATHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHANTOM HOLLOW     

LB  06214
1 volume in 1 container

After serving time for covering up the strangulation death of a
high-school classmate ten years earlier, Ivy Griffith has paid her
debt to society, kicked her drug habit, and she's making a fresh
start. Problem is, everyone in her hometown of Jacob's Ear, Colorado,
knows what she did. And her seven-year-old son, Montana, keeps probing
about his father - the man Ivy was too stoned to even remember. So
Ivy is thrilled when Rue Kessler takes an interest in her and
Montana - until she discovers Rue and Montana have kept a secret
from her. 2007.

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NEW TRICKS: AN ANDY CARPENTER NOVEL
Author:   ROSENFELT, DAVID
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANDY CARPENTER NOVEL    7

LB  06268
1 volume in 1 container

After billionaire pharmaceutical researcher Walter Timmerman is
murdered,  attorney Andy Carpenter, who runs a dog-rescue operation,
represents Walter's seven-month-old Bernese mountain dog Waggy in a
custody case. When Walter's widow is killed in an explosion and his
son is arrested, Andy takes on a human client as well. 2009.

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NEXT ONE TO DIE
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01626
1 volume in 1 container

Murder in the quiet, dignified precincts of Inner Temple set Cromwell
and Lister on a trail which leads to the ancestral home of the Earl
of Ellsworth. A further death is swiftly followed by another attempted
murder.

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NIGHT HUNTERS
Author:   MILES, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01562
1 volume in 1 container

Ruth Baxter comes to a small Oklahoma town seeking information about
her family, particularly her great uncle who lived there many years
before. She discovers the truth with the help of a young male
librarian. 1973.

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NIGHT THEY KILLED JOSS VARRAN
Author:   BELLAIRS, GEORGE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR LITTLEJOHN     

LB  01366
1 volume in 1 container

Joss Varrn's body was found in a ditch opposite his home in the
marshes of the Isle of Man, on the right of his release from
Wormwood Scrubs. Events had made him a hunted man by his former
partners in crime and his murder presented a tricky case for
Inspector Knell and Chief Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland
Yard. Some strong language.

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NIGHT TRAIN
Author:   AMIS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04800
1 volume in 1 container

Female detective Mike Hoolihan investigates the suicide of the
daughter of her boss and mentor, Colonel Tom Rockwell. Jennifer
Rockwell had everything going for her: brains, beauty, a devoted
family, and a perfect lover. Hoolihan can't fathom what went wrong.
The more clues she finds, the deeper the mystery becomes. Bestseller.
  Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

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NIGHT VISION: A DOC FORD NOVEL
Author:   WHITE, RANDY WAYNE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DOC FORD NOVEL   18

LB  06701
1 volume in 1 container

There's plenty going on in the trailer park known as Little
Guadalajara, inhabited principally by illegal laborers. The park
manager is the hired gun of a financial syndicate that wants to
develop the property, and he's prepared to do whatever it takes - but
he can't figure out what to do about the teenage girl who the laborers
believe has some sort of gift. When she witnesses him killing a man
and runs, he knows he has to find her fast and shut her up for good.
Her only hope is a marine biologist named Doc Ford who must undertake
a search and hope he reaches her first. Violence, strong language,
and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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NIGHTSHADE: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #16
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES     

LB  07096
1 volume in 1 container

China's herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she is
still reeling from the circumstances surrounding her father's death
sixteen years earlier and she isn't remotely interested in her
half brother's investigation into those events. China's husband, on
the other hand, has no such qualms about following Miles's lead and
finding out more. And when fate forces her to get involved as well,
China realizes it's time to bring the past to light or else it will
haunt her for the rest of her life. 2008.

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NINE TAILORS
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    9

LB  03283
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two
Full Peals.     Nine strokes from the belfry of an ancient country
church in East Anglia toll out the death of an unknown man and call
Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most perplexing cases.
Peter Wimsey #11

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NINE-SPOKED WHEEL
Author:   ANDERSON, J.R.L. (JOHN RICHARD LANE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02789
1 volume in 1 container

An archaeological dig at Avebury uncovers sensational evidence that
the cradle of civilization was not Mesopotamia, but Britain. But
while the sponsoring national newspaper is proclaiming the news,
the police are investigating the death of a member of the
archaeological team. He has been crushed to death by the fall of one of the
great stones. The story builds up to its tremendous climax with the
professor in charge caught in his proto-Phoenician boat in a storm
off the Cornish coast.  1975.

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NINTH NETSUKE
Author:   MELVILLE, JAMES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03891
1 volume in 1 container

The Sweet Harmony Room in the Fantasia Hotel is an unusual place for
Superintendent Otani to take his wife, Hanae, but this room is the
scene of a murder, and Otani is using his wife as a cover. However
it is Hanae's sharp eye that leads to the discovery, in the
ill-stitched hem of a curtain, of a small ivory figurine in the form
of a European woman: a netsuke.  Otani cannot know the discovery of
the netsuke will open up a bloodstained trail and bring danger and humiliation to Hanae.

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NO MARK UPON HER
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES   14

LB  07350
1 volume in 1 container

Someone kills detective chief inspector Rebecca Meredith, who was
training for the Olympic trials as a rower. Duncan Kincaid gets the
case and learns that Meredith had accused one of their colleagues of
raping her. Then Meredith's lover, a fellow rower, is attacked. Some
violence and some strong language. 2012.

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NO PLACE FOR MURDER
Author:   COXE, GEORGE HARMON
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02557
1 volume in 1 container

Boston private eye Jack Fenner rushes to his own defense when some-
body leaves a corpse in his office. Some strong language. 1975.

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NO REST FOR THE DEAD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06796
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-six mystery writers all contribute chapters to this serial
mystery novel. When the decaying body of Christopher Thomas is found
in a Berlin museum, his wife, is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten
years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is
convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years
since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and
betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of
people in the crime. Strong language, some violence and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2011.

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NO SAFE HARBOR
Author:   LUDWIG, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07224
1 volume in 1 container

Cara Hamilton came to America searching for her brother. Lured by a
handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, she sets off from
1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her
search lands her in America and into a world of subterfuge, veiled
threats, attempted murder, and dangerous revolutionaries from the
homeland. 2012.

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NO WAY TO KILL A LADY
Author:   MARTIN, NANCY, 1953-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BLACKBIRD SISTERS MYSTERY    8

LB  07246
1 volume in 1 container

When the three Blackbird sisters show up to claim their deceased
aunt's supposedly-fabulous country estate, they find a decayed
house and a dead body. 2012.

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NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY #1
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    1

LB  04860
1 volume in 1 container

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe opens a detective agency in Botswana when she
inherits her father's cattle. People consult her about straying
husbands, fraudulent business associates, and missing children. Along
the way she learns their life stories and tales of Africa. Bestseller.
1998.

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NOBODY LIVES FOREVER
Author:   GARDNER, JOHN, 1926-2007
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JAMES BOND     

LB  03806
1 volume in 1 container

With two beautiful women in tow, James Bond plays cat and mouse with
archenemy Tamil Rahani of SPECTRE, who has offered 10 million Swiss
francs for Bond's head.  Contains descriptions of sex and strong
language.

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NOONDAY DEVIL
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02020
1 volume in 1 container

When Andrew Sentre learns that his brother was betrayed during an
escape from a Japanese prison-camp, he vows to track down his
brother's killer.

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NOTHING IS THE NUMBER WHEN YOU DIE
Author:   FLEMING, JOAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01370
1 volume in 1 container

A young Turkish university student attending Oxford disappears.  Then
his father is murdered in Istanbul and the intrigue deepens.

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NOVEL WAY TO DIE
Author:   STUYCK, KAREN HANSON
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06087
1 volume in 1 container

When the body of bestselling mystery novelist Katherine March is
discovered in her Austin home, the cause of death is presumed to a be
a heart attack. But an autopsy reveals that the sixty-year-old
author died of an injected overdose of a potent anti-anxiety drug -
a murder technique straight from one of Katherine's own novels.
Katherine's daughter, criminology professor Molly Patterson, must
push aside her longstanding resentment of her secretive, workaholic
mother to uncover what really happened. Some violence. 2008.

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NOW YOU SEE IT/HIM/THEM
Author:   DEWEESE, GENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01945
1 volume in 1 container

A notorious debunker of ESP talents is murdered at the World Science
Fiction Convention. Joe Karsn, a writer, teams up with a girl who's
a super science fiction fan and they search for the murderer.
Contains elements of mystery, the occult, and sheer adventure.

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NOW YOU SEE ME
Author:   BOLTON, S.J
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06973
1 volume in 1 container

One night after interviewing a reluctant witness at a London apartment
complex, Lacey Flint, a young detective constable, stumbles onto a
woman brutally stabbed just moments before. Within twenty-four
hours, a reporter receives an anonymous letter that points out
alarming similarities between the murder and Jack the Ripper's first
murder - a letter that calls out Lacey by name. Violence, strong
language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

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NOWHERE TO RUN: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL   10

LB  06378
1 volume in 1 container

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has one last patrol of his remote post
before relocating back home. While checking on hunters' claims of
strange goings-on, Pickett encounters twin brothers in the mountains
who are poaching--and have no intention of letting Pickett stop them.
Violence and strong language. 2010.

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O IS FOR OUTLAW: A KINSEY MILLHONE PRIVATE EYE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   15

LB  06780
1 volume in 1 container

When P.I. Kinsey Millhone buys items from a storage salvager, she is
surprised to find an old letter exonerating her ex-husband, vice cop
Mickey Magruder, of murder. Now Mickey has been shot and lies in a
coma. Kinsey investigates the shooting and becomes the next target.
Bestseller.                                  Some violence.

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OCTOBER KILLINGS
Author:   EBERSOHN, WESSEL
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06972
1 volume in 1 container

Abigail Bukula was fifteen when her parents were killed in a massacre
of anti-apartheid activists by white security forces. Because a
young soldier spoke up for her, she was spared. Now a lawyer with a
promising career in the new government, she has done her best to put
the tragedy behind her. But she's never forgotten the soldier who
saved her life. So when he walks into her office almost twenty years
later needing help, Abigail vows to do what she can. The members of
the team that raided her house are being murdered, and he is next.
Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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ODDS ON MISS SEETON
Author:   CARVIC, HERON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS SEETON MYSTERY     

LB  01951
1 volume in 1 container

Called in to break up a sophisticated gambling syndicate, genteel
Miss Seeton fixes a horse race and makes a killing at the gambling
tables while grappling with the bad guys. 1975.
Emily Seeton #5

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ODESSA FILE
Author:   FORSYTH, FREDERICK, 1938-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01510
1 volume in 1 container

A young German reporter reads the diary of a Jewish concentration
camp prisoner and attempts to penetrate Odessa, an organization
that protects former SS officers from discovery and retribution. 1972.
Strong language. Violence.

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OH DANNY BOY: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY    5

LB  07099
1 volume in 1 container

New York, 1902. Private detective Molly Murphy works to exonerate
police captain Daniel Sullivan of bribery charges. Molly is convinced
he is innocent, and as her inquiry progresses she suspects Daniel's
troubles are related to his investigation of the East Side Ripper, a
serial killer targeting prostitutes. 2006.

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OLD BUZZARD HAD IT COMING: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #1
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    1

LB  05358
1 volume in 1 container

Alafair Tucker, a competent farmwife and sympathetic mother of nine,
takes it in stride when twin daughter Phoebe brings handsome John Lee
Day home. He's from the less prosperous neighboring farm, and his pa
is a known drunk - as well as a wife and child beater. When Pa's
corpse is found in the snow, Alafair, who helps the widow prepare the
body, discovers that the man was shot. With John Lee as the prime
suspect, she's afraid Phoebe may have been mixed up in murder too.
Set in 1912 Oklahoma.

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OLD CONTEMPTIBLES
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04635
1 volume in 1 container

When Superintendent Richard Jury fell in love with Jane Holdsworth,
he knew she was troubled. Now she is dead, and Jury is the main
suspect. Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant up to the Lake District,
working undercover as a librarian, to investigate. There have been
several suspicious "suicides" among the Holdsworth clan, and Jury
begins to wonder if someone is killing the relatives for inheritance
purposes. Some strong language. Bestseller 1991.

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OLD FOX DECEIV'D
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  03630
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Richard Jury of Scotland Yard is completely baffled by
a mystery in a tiny Yorkshire fishing village with a history of bad
blood and undiscovered murders.  Simply ascertaining the identity of
the victim, a woman found dead in a bizarre costume, proves to be no
simple matter for Inspector Jury and his colorful sidekicks.

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ON THE GRIND: A SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY
Author:   CANNELL, STEPHEN J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHANE SCULLY MYSTERY    8

LB  06922
1 volume in 1 container

Twenty-year veteran LAPD detective Shane Scully resigns in disgrace
after  mishandling a case. His wife, who is chief of detectives,
publicly kicks him out, and he is forced to take a position with the
Haven Park PD--the most corrupt police department in California.
Strong language and some violence. 2008.

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ONE CORPSE TOO MANY: THE SECOND CHRONICLE OF BROTHER CADFAEL
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHRONICLES OF BROTHER CADFAEL    2

LB  02834
1 volume in 1 container

When the town of Shrewsbury is captured by Stephen, one of two royal
cousins battling for the throne of England, Brother Cadfael, a
Benedictine monk, is asked to administer rites to Stephen's hanged
enemies.  Cadfael soon discovers that the body count is one too many,
and believes that one of the hanged men was not executed--but
murdered.  The mystery centers around revenge and love in the twelfth
century.

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ONE FINE DAY THE RABBI BOUGHT A CROSS
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    9

LB  03793
1 volume in 1 container

Rabbi Small is vacationing in Jerusalem, but soon enough he is
also trying to prove the innocence of a young man suspected of
murder.  He must gather all of his intuitive reasoning and
knowledge of Jewish law and lore to unravel the fiendish plot. 1987.

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ONE FOR THE MONEY
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL    1

LB  06957
1 volume in 1 container

Out-of-work lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum blackmails her cousin Vinnie
into hiring her as a bounty hunter. Her first case is Joe Morelli, a
vice cop accused of shooting an unarmed man. Stephanie's feelings
towards Joe are mixed because he never called after she gave up her
virginity to him in high school. She locates Joe over and over again,
but he refuses to cooperate unless she helps him prove his innocence.
Strong language and some violence. 1994.

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ONE HOT MURDER
Author:   BARTLETT, LORRAINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07345
1 volume in 1 container

When a fire strikes Victoria Square, destroying Wood U, a small
store selling wooden gifts and small furniture, Katie Bonner
discovers that the fire was set to cover up a murder and is
determined to catch the killer. 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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ONE MORE SUNDAY
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03925
1 volume in 1 container

A complex novel about the legacy of an influential and charismatic
television preacher, Rev. John Tinker Meadows, a man in the high-
stakes, high-profit business of saving souls.  The religious and
economic empire of the Meadows family comes under scrutiny with the
disappearance of an investigative journalist on assignment from New
York.   Bestseller 1984.

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ONE PERFECT SHOT: A POSADAS COUNTY MYSTERY
Author:   HAVILL, STEVEN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: POSADAS COUNTY MYSTERY    9

LB  07071
1 volume in 1 container

Posadas County undersheriff Bill Gastner investigates the death of
county employee Larry Zipoli, who was shot in the head as he sat in
his road grader. Gastner is assisted by brand-new deputy Estelle
Reyes, who recently received her citizenship. Some strong language.
2011.
(This is a prequel to the Posadas County series.)

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ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01667
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07055
1 volume in 1 container

Hercule Poirot visits his dentist and a few hours later that same
dentist is found dead, shot through the head. Everything points to
suicide, but Poirot is not satisfied with the verdict. A most unusual
crime story with the detective sifting the clues and eliminating the
red herrings until he finally finds the answer and the criminal.
[Also published as "The Patriotic Murders," and
"An Overdose of Death" RD 15643]

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OPEN SEASON: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL
Author:   BOX, C.J
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PICKETT NOVEL    1

LB  04838
1 volume in 1 container

Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, discovers the bodies of three
outfitters. His investigation leads to an endangered species,
ruthless businessmen willing to ruin the environment, and threats to
his beloved family. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some
strong language. Bestseller.

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ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00321
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07198
1 volume in 1 container

Having been convicted of murdering his own mother, troublesome Jack
Argyle died in prison, six months after entering to serve his
sentence. When the Argyle family learns, two years after the crime,
that the alibi unsuccessfully supplied by "Jacko" at his trial was
legitimate--thereby establishing Jack's innocence--the frightening
question remains: Who did kill Rachel Argyle? And why? 1958.

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OSTERMAN WEEKEND
Author:   LUDLUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03369
1 volume in 1 container

Saddle Valley, NJ, is home to the Tanners, Tremaynes, and Cardones.
The families are close friends, and through the Tanners the others
have met the Ostermans. Now the Tremaynes, Cardones, and Ostermans
have formed a secret bond that excludes the Tanners. With the
Ostermans coming for the weekend, John Tanner has been asked by the CIA to
help uncover an international conspiracy involving the other families.
Some violence and strong language.

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OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT
Author:   SHELDON, SIDNEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03238
1 volume in 1 container

A ruthless film star, a legendary Greek tycoon, and a philandering
international adventurer use an innocent American girl as a pawn in a
desperate game of vengeance and betrayal.  Strong language and
explicit descriptions of sex. 1973.

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OUT OF SIGHT
Author:   LEONARD, ELMORE, 1925-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04596
1 volume in 1 container

While on a prison visit, deputy marshal Karen Sisco becomes locked in
a car trunk with escaping felon Jack Foley. Later, as Foley is about
to score a multimillion-dollar heist, he becomes romantically
connected with Sisco, who is part of a federal stakeout.  Bestseller.
Strong language and violence.

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OUT OF THE DARK
Author:   LOFTS, NORAH, 1904-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01500
1 volume in 1 container

Unloved by her stepmother, Charlotte Cornwall finds her life
drastically altered when her brother disappears and then is found
murdered. Her father's affair with the nursemaid turns into
tragedy, and the results haunt Charlotte as she tries to escape
suspicion and overcome her fears in a remote girls school.

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OUT OF THE PAST
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01965
1 volume in 1 container

When a figure from her past arrives at Carmana's home, tension
explodes into murder and Miss Silver must bring the situation
to a climax.

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OUT OF TURNS
Author:   FAIGEN, ANNE G
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06403
1 volume in 1 container

Teacher Hazel "Figgy" Newton is elated at the prospect of a dream
vacation. She'll spend winter break visiting her best friend, Tessa,
who left teaching to work in Taiwan. Figgy is certain their reunion
will be filled with exotic sightseeing, interesting new people, and
adventurous fun. But within hours of her arrival, Tessa leaves on a
work assignment she can't postpone - and disappears. Now Figgy's
dream vacation becomes a nightmare. Adrift in a strange city, unable
to speak the language, she must track down her missing friend. 2009.

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OUTRAGE
Author:   TANENBAUM, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06870
1 volume in 1 container

New York District Attorney Roger Karp faces one of his most
challenging cases when his wife Marla Ciampi learns that his office
has indicted the wrong man for murder. Approached by the mother of
the accused, Marlene risks her life to prove his confession was false.
Now Karp must not only admit that his system of checks and balances
failed, he must go up against his own NYPD to catch and then
successfully prosecute the real killer. Violence and strong language.
2011.

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OVER MY DEAD BODY: A NERO WOLFE MYSTERY
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    7

LB  02920
1 volume in 1 container

Wise-cracking Archie Goodwin is surprised when his overweight
employer, detective Nero Wolfe, refuses to help Carla Lovchen's friend
Neya, a young Balkan. Carla then convinces Wolfe to help by proving
that her friend (who is accused of stealing from her fencing student)
is Wolfe's long-lost adopted daughter. Archie is sent to investigate
the robbery that quickly evolves into murder.
Strong language and violence.

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P IS FOR PERIL
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   16

LB  06733
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired by prominent physician
Dowan Purcell's ex-wife to find him. Medicare investigators are
looking for the elderly doctor, too, although his current wife isn't.
Also, Kinsey is curious about her office landlord's past when she
discovers he's suspected of patricide. Some strong language.
Bestseller.

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PAGANINI'S GHOST
Author:   ADAM, PAUL, 1958-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06431
1 volume in 1 container

Paganini - showman, womanizer, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most
charismatic characters in the history of classical music. His violin,
il Cannone, is kept in Genoa and played once every two years in a
sold-out concert by the winner of an international competition. But
the day after this year's concert, a Parisian art dealer is found
dead in his hotel room with a scrap of sheet music belonging to the
competition winner in his wallet. Detective Antonio Guastafeste asks
violin maker Gianni Castiglione to help unravel the mystery. Some
strong language and some violence. 2009.

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PAIN NURSE: A CINCINNATI CASEBOOK
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CINCINNATI CASEBOOK    1

LB  07167
1 volume in 1 container

Cheryl Beth Wilson, an elite nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital,
finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office. Wilson had an
affair with the doctor's husband, a surgeon, and this makes her a
"person of interest" to the police, if not an outright suspect. But
it's not just the cops who are following and watching Cheryl Beth.
Another killing prompts now disabled former homicide detective Will
Borders to team up with Cheryl Beth, who is desperate to clear her
name. Strong language and violence. 2009.

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PAINT THE TOWN DEAD: A JUDGE JACKSON CRAIN MYSTERY #3
Author:   BELL, NANCY, 1932-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JUDGE JACKSON CRAIN MYSTERY     

LB  06156
1 volume in 1 container

An old love, a new flame, and the murder of a real estate tycoon
thrust county judge Jackson Crain smack into the middle of the most
baffling case he has seen so far. Add a glamorous lady evangelist and
a tippling victim's wife, and suspects abound. It is only through
delving into the past that Jackson begins to unravel the mystery.
Strong language, some violence and some descriptions of sex.  2008.

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PAINTED DOG
Author:   GUNN, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01169
1 volume in 1 container

The owner of a lonely old inn on Dartmoor, an eccentric  old man,
is found shot through the head in a locked upstairs room. Was it
suicide or murder? A grim disclosure put "Ironsides" Cromwell
on the trail of an ingenious murderer. 1955.

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PAINTED LADIES
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   38

LB  06536
1 volume in 1 container

Art scholar Ashton Prince hires Boston PI Spenser to protect him
during the exchange of ransom money for a stolen painting. After the
swap goes horribly wrong, Spenser investigates Prince and the history
behind the heist. Some strong language. 2010.

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PAIR OF DESERT-WELLIES
Author:   SHERRY, SYLVIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult

LB  03968
1 volume in 1 container

Rocky O'Rourke rescues a white-haired man from a mugger.  "You saved
my life," says the man, and gives him a 20-pound note and a phone
number to call if he ever needs help.  What Rocky doesn't need is the
trouble which that early evening encounter in the back streets of
Liverpool causes him.

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PALE HORSE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07223
1 volume in 1 container

Archeologist Mark Easterbrook investigates the murder of a priest who
was killed after a visit to a dying woman.  Beginning with the image
of a Pale Horse in a London coffee bar, this fascinating story takes
us along to a house deep in the heart of the English countryside
where all the horror of black magic is practiced. 1961.

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PARADE ON AN EMPTY STREET
Author:   GANE, MARGARET DRURY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02463
1 volume in 1 container

A chance encounter with a beautiful woman from his past prompts
Keith Gillies to remember a very special year in his life when a
visit from a family friend threatened his parents' marriage and
a strange new girl moved in across the street.

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PARDONABLE LIES: A MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY
Author:   WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAISIE DOBBS MYSTERY     

LB  06175
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1930. Psychologist/investigator Maisie Dobbs is hired by Sir
Cecil Lawton to discover the fate of his son Ralph, who was supposedly
killed in France during the Great War. Maisie, a former battlefield
nurse, faces her own demons from the past when she returns to the
continent. 2005.

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PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07274
1 volume in 1 container

[Also available as "Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective" DB 17071]
Short stories featuring Mr. Parker Pyne, the indomitable sleuth who
advertises in the newspaper's personals and solves a variety of
"problems of the heart" for his clients. 1934.

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PARROTS PROVE DEADLY: A PRU MARLOWE PET NOIR
Author:   SIMON, CLEA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PRU MARLOW PET NOIR    3

LB  07348
1 volume in 1 container

Parrots will repeat anything. They don't talk sense - or do they? When
Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foulmouthed African gray after
its owner's death, she can't help hearing the parrot's words as a
replay of a murder scene. But the doctor on call scoffs at the idea,
and the heirs just want their late mother's pet to stop cursing. The
only other possible witnesses being an evasive aide, a blind
neighbor, and a single-minded service dog, Pru is stuck with what
may be a featherbrained theory... 2013.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PARTNER IN CRIME: A J.P. BEAUMONT MYSTERY & A JOANNA BRADY MYSTERY
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOANNA BRADY MYSTERY   10
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  04831
1 volume in 1 container

Investigator J.P. Beaumont of Seattle and Joanna Brady of the Arizona
sheriff's department combine forces to find the murderer of an artist
who had been in a witness protection program. Some violence and some
strong language. 2002.

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PATON STREET CASE
Author:   BINGHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01147
1 volume in 1 container

Arson is immediately suspected when there is a fire at 127 Paton
Street. It seems a clear-cut case until the insurance men find
a corpse in the first floor flat.

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PATRICK BUTLER FOR THE DEFENSE
Author:   CARR, JOHN DICKSON, 1906-1977
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00710
1 volume in 1 container

Hugh Prentice, apparently framed for the murder of a Persian, engages
Patrick Butler to clear his name.

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PEACH KEEPER
Author:   ALLEN, SARAH ADDISON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06839
1 volume in 1 container

North Carolina. Former high school classmates Willa and Paxton join
forces to uncover long-hidden secrets after a skeleton is found
beneath a peach tree on the grounds of a mansion. The house once
belonged to Willa's family and is being restored by the Women's
Society Club, headed by Paxton. 2011.

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PEACOCK BED
Author:   RUNDLE, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02523
1 volume in 1 container

Abigail's visit to Duncraw was threatening and haunting. She had
received numerous warnings of the room with the peacock bed, the
scene of an earlier murder.

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PEANUT BUTTER MURDERS
Author:   SAWYER, CORINNE HOLT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENBOW AND WINGATE MYSTERIES    4

LB  05217
1 volume in 1 container

After "Murder by Owl Light" (RC 40500), widows Caledonia Wingate and
Angela Benbow are thrilled when their favorite policeman asks for
help with another investigation. Alexander Lightfoot was run over by
a train, and the police need to rule out murder. Since Lightfoot's
fiancée is the widows' neighbor at their retirement community, Lt.
Martinez asks them to snoop for clues. With the help of a bird and
another death, they solve the case. 1993.

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PEGASUS DESCENDING: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   15

LB  05066
1 volume in 1 container

After the suicide of a college coed, Louisiana detective Dave
Robicheaux also investigates a hit-and-run homicide and the death
of a gangster's son. When a murdered friend's daughter arrives in
town for revenge, Dave's ex-partner helps tie the cases together.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006.

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PELICAN BRIEF
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04973
1 volume in 1 container

Two Supreme Court Justices are murdered on the same night. One is very
old and extremely liberal; the other is young, erratically conservative,
 and a closet homosexual. A top law student, Darby Shaw, makes
the mistake of investigating the cases due to eventually come before
the high court and pinpoints the mastermind behind the murders. Now
Darby's running for her life.  Violence, strong language, and explicit
descriptions of sex. 1992.

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PERFECT SQUARE: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    2

LB  07341
1 volume in 1 container

There's more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than
handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and
close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local
pond, murder is also afoot. 2012.

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PERFECT SUSPECT
Author:   COEL, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CATHERINE MCLEOD    2

LB  07018
1 volume in 1 container

After a candidate for governor is murdered, and his estranged wife is
arrested for first-degree homicide, journalist Catherine McLeod
received a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real
killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the
police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career - and
her life - to find the witness who can identify the candidate's
murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman. 2011. Violence and some strong
language.

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PERSON SHOULDN'T DIE LIKE THAT
Author:   GOLDSTEIN, ARTHUR D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02506
1 volume in 1 container

Max Guttman, retired and living alone, plays checkers with Jacob
Schneider, a survivor of concentration camps. When Schneider is
murdered, Max tries to discover the cause of the senseless brutality.
1972.

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PETER GAYLEIGH FLIES HIGH
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00707
1 volume in 1 container

The French Riviera provides a colorful setting for Peter Gayleigh's
exploits.  This time he deals effectively with an enterprising
financier and other undesirable characters.

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PETER TRANT: SPEED KING
Author:   KENYON, JAMES W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  00715
1 volume in 1 container

From the comparative calmness of county cricket, Peter is swept by
the force of events into the most baffling affair he has ever en-
countered, a mystery fraught with danger for himself and those he has
undertaken to protect.

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PHANTOM PREY
Author:   SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEB. 23-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUCAS DAVENPORT   18

LB  06177
1 volume in 1 container

At his wife's request, detective Lucas Davenport agrees to look into
the unsolved murder of her wealthy, widowed friend's daughter Frances
Austin, who was a Goth. Now other Goths are being murdered. But a
series of unusual bank transactions causes confusion. Descriptions of
sex, violence, and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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PHOTO FINISH: A JACK DOYLE MYSTERY
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07168
1 volume in 1 container

Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts a new
job as a thoroughbred jockey's agent for Mickey Sheehan, a 17-year-old
riding phenom from Ireland. Mickey and Jack are an effective team
until someone begins secretly doping the horses. To identify the
culprit, Jack calls on several old colleagues whose expertise might
help solve the mystery. Strong language. 2012.

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PHOTO FINISH: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #31
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   31

LB  02711
1 volume in 1 container

Montague Reece invites Scotland Yard's Roderick Alleyn and artist wife
Troy to his New Zealand estate and commissions Troy to paint his
mistress, opera star Sommita.  As Roderick tries to protect the
singer from a nuisance photographer, rumors of drug involvement
surface and Sommita is found murdered.  1980.
Roderick Alleyn #31.

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PIGEON PIE
Author:   MITFORD, NANCY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04309
1 volume in 1 container

Originally written and published in 1939, this story pokes fun at
British high society, as Lady Sophia Garfield discovers a nest of
German spies among her household staff. No one believes her, of
course, so she must sleuth out the culprits herself, freeing her
pet bulldog, which is held hostage, and finding out who has murdered
the maid.

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PINT OF MURDER
Author:   CRAIG, ALISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02678
1 volume in 1 container

An "accidental" poisoning in the tiny New Brunswick village of
Pitcherville has Janet Wadman and town marshal Fred Olson enlisting
the aid of Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police. 1980.

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PIPER ON THE MOUNTAIN
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FELSE FAMILY MYSTERY    5

LB  01021
1 volume in 1 container

Dominic Felse, son of Inspector George Felse, has plans for a
European trip with friends, including Tossa Terrell. But what
should have been a holiday turns into a hunt for the murderer of
Tossa's father, Herbert, a mountain climber who supposedly falls
during an expedition.
[RC 42977 pub. 1996.]

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PLAGUE OF SILENCE
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01650
1 volume in 1 container

All they found on Jane Hill was a small red swelling on her arm
she was the first victim.  Then others collapsed, were struck
dumb, and died.  Dr. Palfrey, head of Z5, found himself pitted
against an organization that threatened world domination by
using the forces of nature to act  for them--and who can defy nature?

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PLEASE PASS THE GUILT; A NERO WOLFE NOVEL
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY   45

LB  01771
1 volume in 1 container

Dr. Vollmer has asked Nero Wolfe to look into the case of a man who
refuses to give his real name but continually returns to a psychiatric
clinic claiming he keeps washing his hands because they have blood on
them. Is he in any way connected to the explosion of a bomb in the
office of a potential candidate for the presidency of a large firm?
The bomb killed another man and no one is certain who the intended
victim was.

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PLUM PUDDING MURDER: A HANNAH SWENSON MYSTERY #12
Author:   FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HANNAH SWENSEN MYSTERY   12

LB  06262
1 volume in 1 container

Baker Hannah Swenson of Lake Eden, Minnesota, discovers the corpse of
Larry Jaeger, the crooked owner of the Crazy Elf Christmas Tree Lot.
Jaeger's fiancée, his ex-wife, a community college professor, and the
town mayor are all suspects. Includes recipes. 2009.

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POACHER'S SON
Author:   DOIRON, PAUL
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MIKE BOWDITCH    1

LB  06379
1 volume in 1 container

Maine game warden Mike Bowditch listens to an odd message from his
estranged father Jack, then learns that Jack is a suspect in a double
murder and on the run. Not believing Jack is capable of killing
someone, Mike sets out to find him. Violence and strong language.
Edgar nominee. 2010.

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POCKET FULL OF RYE: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  07115
1 volume in 1 container

A child's nursery rhyme holds three clues to find a cunning killer
when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder. The shocking
thing about Rex Fortescue's murder was that the contemptible tycoon
wasn't knocked off sooner. But when two less-deserving souls fall prey
to a killer, Miss Jane Marple feels the need to investigate. The only
link appears to be buried in a not-so-innocent verse. 1953.

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POETIC JUSTICE
Author:   CROSS, AMANDA, 1926-2003
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE FANSLER MYSTERY    3

LB  02771
1 volume in 1 container

Kate Fansler is an attractive teacher of Victorian literature, with
a passion for the poems of twentieth-century poet W.H. Auden. The
poems take on a new meaning when death brings mystery to a New York
university. The death was either accidental or diabolically planned,
with an uncomfortable number of motives pointed directly at Kate.
Some strong language.

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POIROT INVESTIGATES: A HERCULE POIROT COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  06996
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of detective stories featuring Hercule Poirot.  Contents:
"The Adventures of the Western Star," "The Tragedy at Marsdon," "The
Adventures of the Cheap Flat," "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge,"  "A
Million-Dollar Bond Robbery," "The Adventure of an Egyptian Tomb,"
"The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan," "The Kidnapped Prime
Minister," "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim," "The Adventure of the
Italian Nobleman," "The case of the Missing Will," "The Veiled Lady,"
"The Lost Mine," and "The Chocolate Box."

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POISON IN JEST
Author:   CARR, JOHN DICKSON, 1906-1977
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01180
1 volume in 1 container

Terror overwhelms an entire household when stern Judge Quayle
collapses from an attempt to poison him. The meaning soon becomes clear
to the family and especially to Dr. Twills, husband of the judge's
princess-like daughter, Clarissa. 1965.

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POISON IN THE PEN
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01095
1 volume in 1 container

Poison pen letters, the unpleasant anonymous letters which
bring sorrow and tragedy in their wake, are circulating in
the quiet village of Tilling Green.  Miss Silver pays a
visit to the village and placidly pits her wits against the
unknown writer.

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POISONED TARTS: A SAVANNAH REID MYSTERY
Author:   MCKEVETT, G.A
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06084
1 volume in 1 container

Halloween in Southern California just doesn't have the frosty bite
Savannah Reid is used to, although the voluptuous P.I.'s latest job
promises chills aplenty. The Skeleton Key Three, a celebutante clique
so named by the media because of their super-skinny figures and fat
trust funds, are in the spotlight again - but this time, it's not for
partying. It seems their one member who was neither wealthy nor
svelte hasn't been heard from in days. Suddenly, the vibe around the
Three changes from vacuous to murderous. Some strong language. 2007.

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POLICE AT THE FUNERAL
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  01620
1 volume in 1 container

This mystery stars Albert Campion and Great Aunt Caroline Faraday, a
formidable and exquisite old lady ruling an ancient household, heavy
with evil. Uncle Andrew is dead, shot through the head; Cousin George,
the black sheep, is skulking around corners. Aunt Julia is poisoned;
Uncle William is attacked, and terror invades an old Cambridge
residence.

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PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE: A BRANDON BLAKE MYSTERY
Author:   BOYLE, GERRY, 1956-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BRANDON BLAKE    1

LB  07048
1 volume in 1 container

Brandon Blake, the tough and resourceful kid from the Portland, Maine,
waterfront, has made it. He's been hired by the Portland Police
Department, partly as a payback for stopping a vicious cop killer. But
when a drug-addled mom can't find her baby, Blake - whose mother left
him and was killed when he was a toddler - comes down on her hard.
Except the baby really is gone. And Brandon's relentless search for
the child brings a load of trouble down on him. Strong language,
violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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POSTERN OF FATE: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY     

LB  01813
1 volume in 1 container

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, new residents of a charming old dream
house, find a chilling message about the murder of a former resident
stuck in a book.  The solution to the ancient crime lies behind a
dreaded gate known as the Postern of Fate.  Bestseller 1974.

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POWERS OF ARREST: A CINCINNATI CASEBOOK
Author:   TALTON, JON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07169
1 volume in 1 container

After spinal tumor surgery, Cincinnati Homicide Detective Will
Borders is lucky to be alive and lucky to have a job as public
information officer for the department. When a star cop is murdered,
the crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on a peaceful
college campus, where his friend Cheryl Beth Wilson teaches nursing.
So Borders again teams up with Cheryl Beth to pursue a sadistic
predator before he kills someone else. Violence, strong language, and
explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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PRESUMED INNOCENT
Author:   TUROW, SCOTT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04266
1 volume in 1 container

A novel of the seamiest aspects of a prosecuting attorney's office
and an intense courtroom drama.  Attorney Rusty Sabich is accused of
the brutal murder of his colleague, Carolyn, a beautiful but amoral
lawyer.  The crime occurs during the final week of a fierce election
campaign in which Rusty's boss vies for office with a charismatic
former employee. Bestseller.  Strong language and explicit
descriptions of sex.

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PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04495
1 volume in 1 container

Lacey Farrell, a Manhattan real estate agent, is forced to assume a
new identity when she accidentally witnesses the murder of a woman
whose daughter had recently died in an apparent accident. The woman's
dying act is to give Lacey her daughter's journal--which she photo-
copies before giving it to the police.  Bestseller.

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PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DIES: A MYRTLE CLOVER MYSTERY
Author:   SPANN CRAIG, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06286
1 volume in 1 container

No one in Bradley, North Carolina, is exactly crying into their sweet
tea over the murder of pushy town developer Parke Stockard. Certainly
not retired schoolteacher Myrtle Clover. Upon discovering the corpse,
Myrtle is struck - not with grief, but a brilliant idea! Solving the
crime would prove to everyone (especially her son Red, the police
chief) that this eighty-something-year-old is not ready to be put out
to pasture just yet. Trouble is, Myrtle can't throw one of her gaudy
garden gnomes without hitting a potential suspect. Some strong
language. 2009.

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PRICE OF LOVE AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07207
1 volume in 1 container

This collection of stories includes two novellas, "Going Back" and
"Like a Virgin" as well as several stories featuring the Yorkshire
policeman, Detective Inspector Alan Banks, at his finest. In the
novella "Going Back," Banks returns home for a family reunion, only
to find it taking a decidedly sinister turn. In "Like a Virgin,"
Banks revisits the period in his life and the terrible crime that led
him to leave London for Eastvale. 2009.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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PRIOR BAD ACTS: A SAM KOVAC & NIKKI LISKA NOVEL
Author:   HOAG, TAMI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SAM KOVAC AND NIKKI LISKA     

LB  05084
1 volume in 1 container

Minneapolis detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska from Dust to Dust
(RC 50847) unwillingly serve as guards to the unpopular judge Carey
Moore. When Moore is kidnapped the two work feverishly to correct
their mistake. Violence, strong language, and some explicit
descriptions of sex.  Bestseller. 2006.

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PRISONER'S FRIEND
Author:   GARVE, ANDREW
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00713
1 volume in 1 container

The story of a young ex-convict intent upon a straight life and
finds himself entangled in a web of larceny and murder.  Swiftly
told and vividly written, new facts continually arise right up to
the conclusion.

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PROFESSIONAL: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   37

LB  06269
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06573
1 volume in 1 container

Four young women married to older, wealthy men hire Boston PI Spenser
to stop Gary Eisenhower, their former lover, who is blackmailing each
of them. Spenser is investigating, with help from his psychologist
girlfriend Susan Silverman and cohort Hawk, when several murders
occur. Strong language. 2009.

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PROMISE ME: A MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MYRON BOLITAR MYSTERY     

LB  05053
1 volume in 1 container

At a party in his home, attended by friends and their offspring,
Myron Bolitar overhears two teen girls talking about driving home
drunk from parties. Stung by his own memory of a high-school friend
who died in a car crash, Bolitar makes the girls promise to contact
him if they ever need a lift or are in trouble. The call does come a
few nights later. Myron drives the caller to a friend's house, but
she ends up disappearing, and guilt-ridden Myron must use all his
resources to try to find what happened. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2006.

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PROOF
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03485
1 volume in 1 container

An intensive look at the wine and whiskey business worked into the
complex racing world milieu. Tony Beach, a widower, fights his bouts
of grief by keeping busy at his wine shop and working for canny
private eye Gerard McGregor who is trying to nab some killer hijackers
selling scotch with forged labels.  Bestseller 1985.

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PROOF OF GUILT
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   15

LB  07332
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge is called to
investigate an apparent hit-and-run. The victim has no identification
other than an expensive watch, and clues point to him having been
killed earlier in a different location. Some violence and some strong
language. 2013.

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PROSTITUTES' BALL
Author:   CANNELL, STEPHEN J
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06586
1 volume in 1 container

Detective Shane Scully responds to a call at a mansion in the
Hollywood Hills where he discovers the remnants of a lavish pool
party. The revelers have fled, leaving behind three dead bodies: an
acclaimed film producer and two beautiful women. Strong language.
2010.

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PROVING GUN
Author:   HOGAN, RAY, 1908-1998
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02765
1 volume in 1 container

A Western tale. When the daughters of the town's leading citizens
are kidnapped, and Sheriff Luke Jones is shot down by the kidnappers,
young Deputy Tom Sutton gets the unwelcome challenge of proving he
can handle the situation. Some strong language. Suggested related
title: RD 6341, "Conger's Woman" by Hogan.

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PUPPET ON A CHAIN
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01403
1 volume in 1 container

Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau is out to smash a
gang of heroin smugglers in Amsterdam. He takes great risks while
trying to outwit the genius behind the drug ring, who knows how
to manipulate the underworld of one of Europe's capitals.

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PURRFECT MURDER: A MRS. MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BROWN, RITA MAE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MRS MURPHY MYSTERY   16

LB  06029
1 volume in 1 container

When Dr. Wylde is murdered, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and the
other residents of Crozet, Virginia, suspect a radical antiabortionist
is behind it. Soon after, a wealthy newcomer is killed and Harry's
architect friend Tazio is arrested. Trying to clear Tazio, Harry looks
into both deaths--with her pets' help. 2008.

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Q IS FOR QUARRY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   17

LB  04842
1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen years ago, California policemen Stacey Oliphant and Con
Dolan investigated the murder of a Jane Doe. The case was never
resolved. Now retired and in ill health, they ask Kinsey Millhone for
help as they try one last time to solve the case. Some strong
language. Bestseller. 2002.

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QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   14

LB  06037
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1928. As the seaport town of St. Kilda prepares for the
Flower Parade, Rose Weston, a troubled young participant, goes
missing. A Weston family friend hires PI Phryne Fisher to find Rose.
The search becomes more urgent when Phryne's own adopted daughter,
Ruth, also vanishes. Some strong language. 2004.

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QUESTION OF MAX
Author:   CROSS, AMANDA, 1926-2003
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE FANSLER MYSTERY    5

LB  02607
1 volume in 1 container

Witty professor Kate Fansler unravels the mysterious deaths of a
celebrated English novelist and a graduate student, but not before
implicating her colleague Max Reston. Strong language.

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QUESTION OF TIME
Author:   MCCLOY, HELEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01305
1 volume in 1 container

Susan protested when grandmother Sophronia announced that there
would be a New Year's Eve dance for Lisa in the ballroom, but
Sophronia refused to change her plans. Nothing could prepare the
household for the death that strikes down one of the young people
under extraordinary circumstances. 1971.

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QUICK RED FOX
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE    4

LB  02856
1 volume in 1 container

Travis McGee is hired to investigate a case of blackmail involving the
famous actress, Lysa Dean. The notes that accompany the incriminating
pictures seem to be the products of a sick mind, and soon the other
people in the pictures start turning up dead. Only Travis can solve
the mystery and protect his client from blackmail and death.  Some
explicit sex.

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QUICK STUDY
Author:   BARBIERI, MAGGIE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06246
1 volume in 1 container

When a friend asks her for help in finding his nephew, English
professor Alison Bergeron enlists the assistance of her boyfriend,
NYPD detective Bobby Crawford, only to discover that the missing boy
has turned up dead in the Hudson, the victim of a suspicious
"suicide". Strong language and some violence. 2008.

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QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS
Author:   ELLORY, ROGER JON
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06290
1 volume in 1 container

1939. In the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, twelve-
year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a
young girl, a classmate he knew better than anyone in his class, a
girl he quietly loved. The murder is the first in a series of killings
that will plague the community over the next decade. Compelled by fear
and duty, Joseph gathers a group of friends to form "The Guardians,"
who vow to watch over the young girls of Augusta Falls. Strong
language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2007.

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QUIET GENTLEMAN
Author:   HEYER, GEORGETTE, 1902-1974
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05212
1 volume in 1 container

A young earl returns from the Napoleonic Wars to find less than a
warm welcome at his ancestral home, since his widowed stepmother
would have preferred his death in battle.  It becomes immediately
apparent to the young man that someone had planned an early death
for him.

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QUINN
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DUNCAN   13
Series: EVE QUINN AND BONNIE TRILOGY    2

LB  07158
1 volume in 1 container

Navy SEAL-turned-cop Joe Quinn is hospitalized in a coma after helping
his lover Eve Duncan search for her missing daughter Bonnie.
Meanwhile, their friend, CIA agent Catherine Ling, hunts for the prime
suspect--Bonnie's father John Gallo. Sequel to Eve (DB 73288).
Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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QUITE HONESTLY
Author:   MORTIMER, JOHN, 1923-2009
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05161
1 volume in 1 container

Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. She has a steady
boyfriend, a university degree in social work, and the offer of a
high-powered job in advertising. But Lucinda thinks she should do
something nobler, which is how she hooks up with the Social Carers,
Reformers and Praeceptors (SCRAP for short), an organization that
recruits people to become mentors to ex-convicts. Soon, Lucy finds
herself standing at the gate of Wormwood Scrubs waiting to greet
Terry Keenan, a career burglar.

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R IS FOR RICOCHET
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   18

LB  06781
1 volume in 1 container

Convicted embezzler Reba Lafferty's dying father hires P.I. Kinsey
Millhone to keep Reba out of trouble upon her release from prison. But
the wealthy thirty-two-year-old party girl resumes her previous
lifestyle and involves Kinsey in burglary, revenge, and eventually
murder. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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RACKETEER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07241
1 volume in 1 container

Falsely imprisoned for money laundering, small-town Virginia attorney
Malcolm Bannister jumps at the chance to trade information for
freedom and fingers escapee Quinn Rucker for the murder of a federal
judge. Bannister slips away with a new face, a new name - and an
agenda. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2012.

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RAG AND BONE: A BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY #5
Author:   BENN, JAMES R
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BILLY BOYLE WORLD WAR II MYSTERY    5

LB  06685
1 volume in 1 container

Billy Boyle is sent to London to investigate the murder of a Soviet
embassy official. Billy's Uncle Ike, General Eisenhower, is taking
the murder seriously, wanting to avoid a breach with the Russian
allies. But just a little digging reveals to Billy that this is no
ordinary murder: the Russian was killed the same way twenty
thousand Polish officers had been executed by the Soviet secret
police. Is a killer out there targeting Soviet officials as revenge
for the massacre? 2010. Strong language and violence.

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RAISINS AND ALMONDS: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    9

LB  05972
1 volume in 1 container

Australia, 1920s. PI Phryne Fisher investigates the poisoning death of
a Jewish student in a bookshop run by Miss Sylvia Lee. Aided by
detective Jack Robinson, taxi-driver friends Bert and Cec, and
companion Dot, Phryne finds evidence that exonerates Miss Lee and
implicates the local Zionist movement. 2002.

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RALESTONE LUCK
Author:   NORTON, ANDRE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Young Adult

LB  07292
1 volume in 1 container

Rupert Ralestone is officially the Marquess of Lorne--but with no
family money or prestige, the title is worthless. He and his younger
brother and sister return to the old family homestead--Pirate's Haven.
Their only hope is to find the family's talisman, a great sword, and
restore it to its proper place. 1938.

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RANGER MAN
Author:   MACDONALD, WILLIAM COLT, 1891-1968
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult

LB  06293
1 volume in 1 container

Texas Ranger Johnny Barlow fights the corrupt sheriff of Rawhide City,
and solves the mystery surrounding a bank robbery and the death of the
elusive bandit, the Falcon.

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RAT RACE
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01888
1 volume in 1 container

A pilot for Derrydown Sky Taxis, a small charter outfit, ferries
jockeys and owners to race tracks around England.  One day at a
refueling stop in a strange airport, the plane blows up while pilot
and passengers are in the lounge.

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REAL MURDERS
Author:   HARRIS, CHARLAINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: AURORA TEAGARDEN     

LB  05954
1 volume in 1 container

Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is your typical librarian, is single, and lives
in a small town. Once a month she meets with her fellow murder-mystery
enthusiasts to discuss a real murder. This Friday is Roe's turn, and
she has prepared a riveting speech for the Real Murders Society of
Lawrenceton, Georgia. But a playful murderer steals the show with a
real life re-enactment of the case Aurora has chosen to present,
casting one of the club members as the victim. And it soon becomes
evident that the murderer has chosen Roe as his next victim.

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REBECCA
Author:   DU MAURIER, DAPHNE, 1907-1989
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00964
  2 volumes in     2 containers

LB  06792
1 volume in 1 container

Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died
eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and frightened
second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually
reveal the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death. 1938.

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REBEL FIRE: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   LANE, ANDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9; Adult
Series: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES    2

LB  07178
1 volume in 1 container

1868. Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes discovers that his American
tutor Amyus Crowe is hunting Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth--who
was supposedly killed by Union soldiers but is apparently alive and
well in England. For junior and senior high and older readers.
2011.

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RED BOX
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    4

LB  02801
1 volume in 1 container

A beautiful model who should have been watching her figure never
dreamed that one little piece of candy could kill her. Her untimely
death puts Nero Wolfe in line for the supreme insult of his career--
another murder, right in his own home.  1937.

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RED CARNELIAN
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04272
1 volume in 1 container

Chicago, 1943.  Linell Wynn and Michael Montgomery, both employees
at Cunningham department store, were engaged -- that is, until Michael
ran off and married Chris, a fellow employee.  Now he is back from
his honeymoon, and no one seems happy to see him. When he is murdered
Linell becomes a prime suspect.  In the process of trying to prove her
innocence, Linell finds that a red gemstone holds the key to the
murders, for a second corpse is also found.

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RED DELICIOUS DEATH: AN ORCHARD MYSTERY
Author:   CONNOLLY, SHEILA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06484
1 volume in 1 container

A bunch of young chefs fresh out of cooking school are looking to
open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using locally grown
foods, which is great news for city-girl banker turned newbie
orchard owner Meg Corey. But when one of the chefs is found dead,
facedown in a farmers' pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt.
Who could possibly have murdered this nice young man? Meg sets about
looking into it without stepping on people's toes, but her
investigation digs up some old town secrets. Some strong language.
2010.

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RED DOOR: AN INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY   12

LB  06640
1 volume in 1 container

England, 1920. Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge investigates both
the disappearance of missionary chaplain Walter Teller from an
infirmary and the murder of a war widow who shares Teller's surname
and may be related. Connecting the two incidents uncovers Teller
family secrets. 2010.

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RED HERRINGS
Author:   HEALD, TIM
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03933
1 volume in 1 container

A special investigator from the British Board of Trade is ordered to
investigate when the body of a tax inspector is found near  the
village of Herring St. George.  His probing clearly threatens persons
of power and soon the investigator is at risk himself. 1985.

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RED HOT MURDER
Author:   PENCE, JOANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANGIE AMALFI     

LB  05167
1 volume in 1 container

Angie Amalfi leaps at the chance to spend some time away with her
fiancé, San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith, in the Arizona
desert town where he'd spent some of his boyhood. But her groom-to-be
is going back there to help a friend investigate the murder of a
wealthy local. It seems this tiny community is a hotbed of deadly
secrets. And when a second course of murder is served, Angie's tasty
getaway starts to look like her final meal.

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RED ON RED
Author:   CONLON, EDWARD, 1965-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06880
1 volume in 1 container

Captures the vibrant dynamic of a successful police partnership
between two NYPD detectives--the tests of loyalty, the betrayals, the
wedding of life and work. Meehan and Esposito: one damaged and
introspective, the other ambitious and unscrupulous. A fierce and
unlikely friendship develops between them and plays out against a
tangle of mysteries. 2011.

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RED ROCKINGBIRD
Author:   MARLOWE, ANN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04008
1 volume in 1 container

This contemporary romantic mystery imparts both a delightful
sense of the French countryside and considerable details about
the perfume industry. 1984.

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RED SKY IN MOURNING
Author:   RUSHFORD, PATRICIA H
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HELEN BRADLEY    2

LB  04623
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-policewoman Helen Bradley leaves Oregon for the coast of Washington
state to finish writing a travel guide. There she learns that the
author of an earlier edition has been murdered - maybe because of what
she discovered during her research. Soon Helen is working with the
Coast Guard, investigating a fisherman's death. Some violence.

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RED WOLF
Author:   MARKLUND, LIZA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06666
1 volume in 1 container

A journalist is murdered in a northern Swedish town. Annika Bengtzon,
a reporter at a Stockholm-based tabloid, was planning to interview
him about a long-ago attack against an isolated air base nearby. She
begins to investigate the event, which is soon followed by a series
of shocking murders. At the same time, she begins to suspect that her
husband is hiding something. And behind everything lurks the figure
of the Red Wolf, a cold-blooded killer with the soul of a lover.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2003.

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RED, GREEN, OR MURDER
Author:   HAVILL, STEVEN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: POSADAS COUNTY MYSTERY    7

LB  07070
1 volume in 1 container

Former Posadas County Sheriff Bill Gastner is now a New Mexico
Livestock Inspector. But when a ranch hand goes missing, Gastner
is quick to help with the search and when an irascible old gun dealer
dies of an apparent heart attack while waiting for Gastner to show
up for their lunch date, the former sheriff is quick to lend a hand
and an opinion about the suspicious death. Strong language. 2009.
(Chronologically, this title fits between "Bag Limit" and "Scavengers"
in this series.)

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REMBRANDT AFFAIR
Author:   SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: GABRIEL ALLON   10

LB  06797
1 volume in 1 container

Israeli agent Gabriel Allon has retired to Cornwall with his wife
Chiara. But when art dealer Julian Isherwood approaches him about a
murdered art restorer's work on a long-lost Rembrandt, Allon tracks
the painting and uncovers an unlikely master thief. Some violence and
some strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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REMBRANDT PANEL
Author:   BANKS, OLIVER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02730
1 volume in 1 container

The art world is shocked by the literally cutthroat murders of a
seedy art runner and a moderately successful art dealer in Boston's
art district. An offbeat sleuth surmises that an empty ebony frame,
obviously very old and probably Dutch, is the key to the case.
Some strong language.

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REQUIEM IN VIENNA: A VIENNESE MYSTERY
Author:   JONES, J. SYDNEY
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06350
1 volume in 1 container

At first it seemed like a series of accidents plagued Vienna's Court
Opera. But after a singer is killed during rehearsals of a new
production, the evidence suggests something much more dangerous.
Someone is trying to murder famed conductor and composer Gustav
Mahler. Worse, Mahler might not be the first musical genius to be
dispatched by this unknown killer. Alma Schindler, one of Mahler's
many would-be mistresses, asks lawyer and aspiring private
investigator Karl Werthen to identify the killer and help stop the
attacks. Some strong language and some violence. 2010.

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REST YOU MERRY
Author:   MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER SHANDY    1

LB  02362
1 volume in 1 container

During yuletide at Balaclava Agricultural College, Professor Shandy
finds the body of a colleague's bossy wife on his living room floor.
The police write off the death as accidental, but Shandy believes a
killer is loose when someone murders the comptroller. Complicating
his detection are fears for a new librarian with whom he has fallen
in love. Some strong language.
PETER SHANDY #1.

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RESTLESS IN THE GRAVE
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   19

LB  07212
1 volume in 1 container

Aleut PI Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell meet when
Liam turns to fellow trooper Jim Chopin--Kate's lover--for assistance.
To help clear Liam's wife of suspicion in a businessman's death, Kate
works undercover at a bar. Some violence and some strong language.
2012.

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RETIREMENT HOMES ARE MURDER
Author:   BEFELER, MIKE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06164
1 volume in 1 container

Imagine waking up in a retirement home, not remembering anything
from the day before, and being accused of murder. When crotchety
octogenarian Paul Jacobson discovers a body wedged in a retirement
home trash chute, he must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as
a murder suspect while struggling with short-term memory loss - not
to mention the problems of being stuck living among "a bunch of old
people." Some strong language, some violence, some descriptions
of sex. 2007.

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RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  00712
1 volume in 1 container

Ten years after the fictional death of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle bows
to public pressure and breathes new life into his creation. Using
incidents from his own life, Doyle provides thirteen adventures for
his amateur detective and Holmes's frequently baffled colleague,
Dr. Watson. {BR 10568/RC/DB/DX 43002 published by Oxford University
Press includes a chronology of Doyle's work and an introduction by
editor Richard Lancelyn Green.}

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REVERSAL
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARRY BOSCH   16

LB  06541
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Mickey Haller agrees to reprosecute convicted child murderer
Jason Jessup when the DA's office allows Haller's ex-wife Maggie
McPherson and half brother detective Harry Bosch to assist. After
spending twenty-four years in prison, Jessup has been exonerated by
DNA evidence - but Haller is convinced he's guilty. Some violence.
Bestseller. 2010.

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RHETORIC OF DEATH
Author:   ROCK, JUDITH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHARLES DU LUC MYSTERY    1

LB  06661
1 volume in 1 container

Early seventeenth-century Paris. Jesuit teacher, Charles du Luc, after
aiding a Huguenot friend, is sent to the famous Jesuit college of
Louis de Grand as rhetoric teacher and stagehand. He throws himself
into the students' metaphorical dance production of The Labors of
Hercules. When Charles chases a missing student off campus and later
finds the same boy dead, suspicion falls on him as newcomer, and
finding the actual killer becomes both a personal mission and a
source of deadly danger. Some descriptions of sex, some strong
language, and some violence. 2011.

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RICH GET IT ALL
Author:   HUSTON, FRAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01823
1 volume in 1 container

Young Larry Donahue is about to marry into the Macadam oil empire
when he is accused of killing a man. Nicole Sweet, a private
investigator, beautiful but tough, is called in to take the case. Nicole
uncovers a sordid pattern of deceit and murder that leads to an
explosive confrontation with the truth.

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RIDING CLUB CRIME: NANCY DREW #172
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES  172

LB  05011
1 volume in 1 container

Elsa, a friend of Nancy and George's and a counselor at Green Spring
Pony Club's summer camp, invites the girls for a ride one afternoon.
Along the way, Elsa gushes about how a team of campers will compete
in a regional pony club rally. If they win, they'll go to the national
competition. But Elsa's excitement quickly fades when Nancy's horse
falls into a ditch, and it's clearly a case of sabotage. Disguised as
a counselor, Nancy tries to figure out who's behind the vicious
accidents that have plagued the camp. Will her sleuthing skills be
enough to keep this camp's horses and their riders on track?

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RIGHT ATTITUDE TO RAIN: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY #3
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    3

LB  05138
1 volume in 1 container

When her American cousins arrive in Edinburgh with friends, Isabel
Dalhousie suspects that one of the women is marrying for money, not
love. Meanwhile, the fortyish Isabel ponders her feelings toward a
younger man who is a former beau of her niece Cat. 2006

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RIGHT TO DIE; A NERO WOLFE NOVEL
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY   40

LB  04448
1 volume in 1 container

A Negro client asks Nero Wolfe to find out why a wealthy white girl
should want to marry his son. The most unexpected complications lead
Archie back into the past and finally to the surprise ending.

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RING OF FATE
Author:   BOTHWELL, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02632
1 volume in 1 container

In 1854, March Merriman agrees to deliver a curious ring to Sergeant
Davis of the Manchester Fusiliers who is bound for the Crimea. When
she locates the sergeant, he insists that she is his wife; he is,
in fact, a Russian spy and March is in for trouble and adventure.

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RIPOFF
Author:   MALING, ARTHUR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01922
1 volume in 1 container

Security analyst Brockton Potter receives anonymous telephone calls
informing him that $23 million is missing from one of the accounts
he handles. Someone trying to kill Brockton mistakenly guns down
his likable Puerto Rican protégé. 1976.

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RISK
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04319
1 volume in 1 container

An accountant by profession and an amateur steeple-chase jockey
awakens to find himself alone in the dark tied to a generator. Does
his abduction have anything to do with a lovely young playmate?
Is the jealous trainer trying to keep him from bringing in a winner
at the track?

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RIVER OF DARKNESS: A JOHN MADDEN MYSTERY
Author:   AIRTH, RENNIE, 1935-
S/P/V: Heavy sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN MADDEN     

LB  04686
1 volume in 1 container

In rural England, in a landscape shadowed by the sorrow of World War
I, the peace of a small Surrey village is shattered by a murderous
attack which leaves five butchered bodies and no motive for the
killing. Scotland Yard sends Inspector John Madden to investigate, a
grave and good man who bears the emotional and physical scars from
his own harrowing war experiences and from the tragic loss of his wife
and child. The local police dismiss the slaughter as a robbery gone
awry, but Madden and his chief inspector see it as the work of a mad-
man. With the help of Dr. Helen Blackwell, a beautiful doctor who
introduces him to the latest developments in criminal psychology and
who opens his heart to the possibilities of love, Madden sets out to
identify and find the killer even as he stalks his next victims.

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ROCK HOLE: A RED RIVER MYSTERY
Author:   WORTHAM, REAVIS Z
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RED RIVER MYSTERY    1

LB  06727
1 volume in 1 container

It's 1964 in Center Springs, Texas, and farmer and part-time Constable
Ned Parker has been summoned to a hot cornfield one morning to
examine the remains of a tortured bird dog. Ned is comfortable
handling moonshiners, drunks, and domestic disputes. But when the
animal atrocities turn to murder, the investigation spins beyond
his abilities. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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ROMAN HAT MYSTERY
Author:   QUEEN, ELLERY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELLERY QUEEN     

LB  02787
1 volume in 1 container

Theater-goer Monte Field, a shady criminal lawyer, is found dead in
his theater seat by a passing patron. He has obviously been murdered.
The police are informed and swiftly bring Richard Queen to the scene.
With the help of his son Ellery, he proceeds to untangle the crime.

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ROOFTOP MYSTERY
Author:   LEXAU, JOAN M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades Pre - 2; Grades K - 3

LB  03252
1 volume in 1 container

Sam is asked to carry his sister's big doll to their new home on
moving day.  His errand results in embarrassment and a mystery.

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ROOM WITH DARK MIRRORS
Author:   JOHNSTON, VELDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01930
1 volume in 1 container

A young, recently divorced airline stewardess doubts her sanity
after a strange, handsome man with a gun threatens to kidnap her on
a Paris street. Her former husband helps her elude the pursuers.

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ROPE
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  07114
1 volume in 1 container

In this series prequel, after a life-changing event,
thirty-five-year-old New Yorker Anna Pigeon takes a seasonal job with
the National Park Service at Lake Powell. Abducted and drugged while
hiking, she awakes trapped in a pit--naked, injured, and suffering
memory loss. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller.
Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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ROSEMARY FOR REMEMBRANCE
Author:   STALLSMITH, AUDREY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04617
1 volume in 1 container

Regan Culver's father has been killed - apparently poisoned by his own
daughter's hand.  Now, Regan finds herself not only without her father
but horribly and unbelievably accused of his murder.  The evidence
against her is overwhelming: she is Alden Culver's primary heir, and
the one who brought him the cup of poisoned tea on the last night of
his life.  Regan's only hope is to find the real killer.

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ROUX MORGUE
Author:   JOHNSON, CLAIRE M.
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06052
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Ryan, San Francisco pastry chef, is happy to be teaching at her
alma mater. But she soon realizes that the teaching staff are at
loggerheads with each other. Adding to her dismay, her ex-lover,
Homicide Detective O'Connor, has enrolled as a student on disability
from the San Francisco Police Department. In the middle of this turf
war, Mary is confronted by dean Robert Benson. Mary must either force
student Coolie Martin to leave the school or lose her job. Then when
faculty and staff begin dying, Mary thinks that Coolie's forced exit
might only be part of a larger, more sinister plot.

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ROYAL BLOOD
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROYAL SPYNESS    4

LB  06594
1 volume in 1 container

The queen asks Lady Georgiana to represent the royal family at a
Transylvanian wedding, allowing Georgie to avoid her sister-in-law's
visit. But surprises await her at the spooky castle: Georgie's mother
is also there as a guest and someone tries to bite Georgie in bed.
2010.

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ROYAL FLUSH: A ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROYAL SPYNESS    3

LB  06263
1 volume in 1 container

1932. Lady Georgiana's latest business venture, a dinner-and-dancing
escort service, ends in an awkward misunderstanding. To avoid scandal,
Scotland Yard sends Georgiana to her ancestral Scottish estate to keep
an amorous American woman from seducing the prince of Wales--and
possibly stop a killer who is targeting the royal family. 2009.

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RUBBER BAND
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    3

LB  02803
1 volume in 1 container

The orchid-growing detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant puzzle
out a mystery that started in 1918 among a group of Nevada miners
known as "The Rubber Band." Blackmail, lynching, murder, as well
as an English marquis and a beautiful woman are involved.

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RUDDY GORE: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY    7

LB  07164
1 volume in 1 container

Australia. On her way to the opera, PI Phryne Fisher stops thugs from
beating up Lin Chung. Later, the musical performance is interrupted by
an onstage death. Phryne connects the two incidents after
investigating the theater's ensemble - which includes a ghost. Some
strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.

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RULE AGAINST MURDER: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    4

LB  07112
1 volume in 1 container

Armand Gamache, chief inspector of Quebec homicide, and his wife
Reine-Marie vacation at an inn outside of Montreal. When a member of
the Morrow family, attending a reunion at the same inn, is murdered,
Gamache investigates and uncovers secrets among the staff and guests.
Some strong language. 2008.
**Previously published under title: The Murder Stone

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SACRED AND PROFANE
Author:   KELLERMAN, FAYE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER DECKER RINA LAZARUS    2

LB  07183
1 volume in 1 container

Police detective Peter Decker discovers the charred remains of two
teenage girls in the foothills of Los Angeles. Further investigation
leads to a seedy world of porn films, drugs, and runaways. Decker also
finds himself in love with a Jewish widow, Rina Lazarus, who cannot
marry a non-Orthodox man. Strong language, violence, and explicit
descriptions of sex. 1987.

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SAD CYPRESS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01187
1 volume in 1 container

Elinor Carlisle stands accused of murdering her aunt and a sensually
beautiful young woman out of jealousy. Amid a battle over the dead
aunt's fortune, Poirot investigates the secret pasts of all possible
suspects and nearly becomes a third victim of the killer.
**Also available in "Agatha Christie's Detectives" RC 64438**
with "Murder at the Vicarage," "Dead Man's Folly," "Towards Zero,"
and "N or M?"]

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SADIE SHAPIRO IN MIAMI
Author:   SMITH, ROBERT KIMMEL, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02181
1 volume in 1 container

Cheerful Saide, now in her early seventies and married to Sam Beck,
becomes implicated in a building scandal involving millions of dollars
for a new project for senior citizens. 1977.

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SAINT AROUND THE WORLD
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01172
1 volume in 1 container

LB  03888
1 volume in 1 container

Six stories about the Saint also include the long-suffering Inspector
Claud Eustace Teal. Tells of the affair of the patient playboy in
Bermuda, of the talented husband in England, the reluctant nudist
in France, and the love-lorn sheikh in the Middle East. Adventures
in Malaya and Vancouver conclude the volume. 1970.

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SAINT IN EUROPE
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00971
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of short stories in which the daredevil Saint takes a
holiday in Europe. He meets with adventure wherever he stays, with
murder in Paris, crooks in Amsterdam, and swindlers on the Rhine.

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SAINT IN MIAMI
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01830
1 volume in 1 container

The Saint, answering a call for help from Justine Gilbeck, arrives
at a bungalow in Miami to find that Justine and her father are
missing. Before the day ends, a tanker just off shore explodes,
beginning a series of breathtaking adventures for the Saint.
Beautiful Patricia Holm is his companion and Hoppy Uniatz is his
bodyguard. 1941.

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SAINT ON GUARD
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01368
1 volume in 1 container

Contains two stories--in the first, the Saint is out to smash the
black market for iridium, one of the essential metals for war
production, and meets with near-death. In the second story, the
saint finds a dying man and goes on to uncover a Nazi sabotage
organization in the U.S.

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SAINT OVERBOARD
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01995
1 volume in 1 container

The Saint at his swashbuckling best dives deep into trouble. He is
forced to take part in an underwater treasure hunt fraught with
unforeseen danger. Can the happy highwayman successfully raid Davy
Jones's locker and salvage his reputation as well as the sunken
treasure?

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SAINT PETER'S FAIR: THE FOURTH CHRONICLE OF BROTHER CADFAEL
Author:   PETERS, ELLIS, 1913-1995
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHRONICLES OF BROTHER CADFAEL    4

LB  03070
1 volume in 1 container

At the annual fair at Shrewsbury Abbey in 1139, a wealthy merchant
is murdered.  A dangerous suitor immediately begins stalking the
merchant's lovely niece and Brother Cadfael, a sleuthing monk,
races to save her from a terrible fate.

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SAINT'S GATE
Author:   NEGGERS, CARLA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06952
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07146
1 volume in 1 container

At Sister Joan's request, FBI agent Emma Sharpe inspects a painting
at the convent in Maine where Emma was once a novice. When Sister Joan
is murdered, undercover agent Colin Donovan arrives to assist Emma and
falls in love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions
of sex. 2011.

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SALT IS LEAVING
Author:   PRIESTLEY, J.B. (JOHN BOYNTON)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01775
1 volume in 1 container

A doctor investigates the disappearance of a middle-aged bookseller
and a girl in urgent need of drugs. In the face of threats and
indifference of the police, he reaches a startling and macabre
conclusion. Set in an English midland town. 1966.

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SAND SHARKS: A DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY, BOOK 15
Author:   MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY   15

LB  06771
1 volume in 1 container

While attending a convention at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina,
recently married Deborah Knott discovers the body of judge Pete
Jeffreys, a much-disliked colleague. As Deborah investigates, another
murder occurs, and attorneys, locals, and the hotel's staff become
suspects. Some violence and some strong language. 2009.

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SATAN BUG
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01383
1 volume in 1 container

The Mordon Laboratory Research Centre in a remote corner of Wiltshire
is surrounded with barbed wire and patrolled at night by armed guards
and dogs. The only way in--even for a killer--is by the main gate.
Yet behind the locked doors of "E" Block, a scientist is lying dead
on the floor, and the Satan Bug, a new toxin of frightening virulence,
is missing.

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SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   12

LB  06738
1 volume in 1 container

Botswana. Detective Precious Ramotswe investigates a case of cattle
poisoning. Meanwhile, Charlie, an apprentice of Precious's husband,
has run away. Charlie's girlfriend has given birth to their twin boys,
and he is dodging marriage. Precious and her assistant Grace Makutsi
attempt to reconcile the couple. Bestseller. 2011.

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SATURDAY OUT
Author:   MEYNELL, LAURENCE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00956
1 volume in 1 container

This story of adventure and mystery tells of the strangest broadcast
ever made, for the organizer of the programme had disappeared just
before the recording. Noel Parker, one of those taking part in the
programme "Saturday Out" becomes involved in strange happenings,
murder and intrigue.

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SATURDAY THE RABBI WENT HUNGRY
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    2

LB  03064
1 volume in 1 container

The congregation is just beginning to accept Rabbi David Small.
Then events precipitate an uproar which, for the second time in
several years, throws his authority into question.
David Small #2

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SAYONARA, SWEET AMARYLLIS
Author:   MELVILLE, JAMES
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03885
1 volume in 1 container

At the farewell party for Dorothy and George Baldwin of the British
Embassy, the festivities end abruptly when a singer collapses and
dies. Kobe-based inspectors Otani, Kimura, and Noguchi suspect she
was murdered, and follow their instincts to a ring of drug smugglers.
Strong language.

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SCALES OF JUSTICE: AN INSPECTOR RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY #18
Author:   MARSH, NGAIO, 1895-1982
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RODERICK ALLEYN MYSTERY   18

LB  00976
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Alleyn appears on the scene to solve a murder in the peaceful
little English village of Swevenings when a body is found in a
thicket by the trout stream. He discovers that murder is just as
bloody among blue-blooded Englishmen as it is among the working class.

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SCARED TO DEATH
Author:   MORICE, ANNE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02543
1 volume in 1 container

Rich, miserly Edna Mortimer swears that a woman dressed in her clothes
is hounding her, but the complaint is dismissed as a hallucination.
When Edna dies, the verdict is listed as "natural causes". However,
actress and amateur-sleuth Tessa Crichton thinks otherwise. Some
strong language. 1977.

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SCARLET LETTERS
Author:   QUEEN, ELLERY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELLERY QUEEN     

LB  01091
1 volume in 1 container

Here is a book which will keep the reader guessing until
the last chapter.  It starts off with Martha and Dirk, who
seem just an ordinary married couple in love, but the
reader soon realizes that all is not as well as it appears
on the surface.

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SCARLET RUSE
Author:   MACDONALD, JOHN D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: TRAVIS MCGEE   14

LB  02455
1 volume in 1 container

Intrepid Travis McGee becomes involved in the arcane area of stamp
collecting to help save dealer Fedderman from ruin.  Someone has
substituted negligible specimens for rare items in the portfolio
Fedderman sells to a member of the Miami mob.  During the
investigation, McGee falls in love with the dealer's trusted assistant, and
another Fedderman employee is murdered.  Some strong language.

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SCHOOL OF NIGHT
Author:   BAYARD, LOUIS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06769
1 volume in 1 container

Disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish is approached by
collector Bernard Styles to retrieve a document from the estate of
Henry's deceased friend Alonzo Wax. The letter contains a treasure
map and has connections to a secret intellectual club - the School of
Night. Some strong language. 2010.

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SCREAMING FOG
Author:   CHANCE, JOHN NEWTON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00326
1 volume in 1 container

When Chance drove his car into the old walled town, his thoughts were
chiefly of food and a warm bed. Both were provided at the inn
overlooking the town's cobbled square, but with them went an
atmosphere of suspicion and unease. During the evening he meets Sally
Wilding, staff feature writer for an illustrated journal doing a
series on holiday resorts in winter. Before long, Sally and Chance
become part of a desperate adventure in which death stalks the
narrow streets of the town with a secret. 1945.

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SEAFIRE
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01990
1 volume in 1 container

Webb Carrick of the fishery protection cruiser "Maarlin" is
temporarily in command of a small research ship searching for
a strange form of sea life that is destroying everything in its
path, including two men sent to stop it. 1970.

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SEARCH COMMITTEE
Author:   MCINERNY, RALPH M
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04605
1 volume in 1 container

When the college chancellor has to resign after he is arrested for
driving drunk on the way home from a massage parlor, philosophy
professor Matthew Rogerson is faced with the search committee to hire
a new chancellor - a search that plumbs academic infighting,
backstabbing, and even murder - all the while trying to avoid having
himself named to the post. 1991.

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SEASON OF THE OWL
Author:   WOLFF, MILES, JR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02821
1 volume in 1 container

A fourteen-year-old boy enjoys life in a small southern town of the
1950s, where his uncle manages a minor league baseball team. This
idyllic existence is upset by a flare-up of racial tensions and by
the discovery of a body behind the ballpark scoreboard.

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SECOND FATHER BROWN BOOK
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01410
1 volume in 1 container

This selection of short stories continues the adventures of Father
Brown, a priest who has an uncanny ability to see into the minds
of criminals and uses this skill to defeat them.

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SECOND WIND
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04667
1 volume in 1 container

LB  04782
1 volume in 1 container

British television meteorologist Perry Stuart and a coworker find a
sponsor to fund their lifelong dream of flying into the eye of a
hurricane. They crash off Trox Island, where they wash ashore and
encounter mysterious men in antiradiation suits, who harbor a dread
conspiracy.  Bestseller.                Some violence.

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SECRET ADVERSARY: A TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: TUPPENCE AND TOMMY BERESFORD MYSTERY     

LB  07210
1 volume in 1 container

A pack of shocking love letters, a set of scandalous memoirs, and the
bloody corpse of a famous man turn Chimneys, a secluded estate where
politicians carry on affairs of state and otherwise, into a place of
murder and menace. A nation's fate hangs on a beautiful woman's guilt
or innocence. 1922.

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SECRET OF FATHER BROWN
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03737
1 volume in 1 container

Twelve tales of mysterious crimes center on Father Brown, a cherubic
and spiritually minded priest-detective, who through the kindness of
his heart is able to make criminals confess to the police.
Father Brown #4.

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SECRET OF THE WHITE ROSE
Author:   PINTOFF, STEFANIE
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SIMON ZIELE    3

LB  06995
1 volume in 1 container

The murder of Judge Hugo Jackson is out of Detective Simon Ziele's
jurisdiction in more ways than one. First, it commands the attention
of the new police commissioner since the judge was presiding over the
trial of anarchist bomber Al Drayson. Furthermore, Simon's assigned
West Side precinct does not include tony Gramercy Park, where the
judge was found. But Jackson's widow called the judge's old classmate
criminologist Alistair Sinclair, who in turn enlists Ziele's help in
steering his unorthodox methods past the police force. Some strong
language and some violence. 2011.

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SECRETS CAN KILL
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    1

LB  04019
1 volume in 1 container

When Nancy Drew poses as a transfer student at Bedford High to
investigate a series of thefts and meets handsome senior Daryl Gray, she
thinks this new case will be fun. However, when her car explodes, her
chief suspect is found murdered, and several compromising videotapes
surface, she realizes just how wrong she is. In fact, someone wants
to make her dead wrong.

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SECRETS TO THE GRAVE
Author:   HOAG, TAMI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: OAK KNOLL    2

LB  06587
1 volume in 1 container

California, 1986. A neighbor discovers the body of artist Marissa
Fordham and Marissa's barely breathing young daughter. FBI profiler
Vince Leone, his wife Anne, and local detective Tony Mendez
investigate. Sequel to Deeper than the Dead (DB 70524). Strong
language some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.

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SEE NO EVIL
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS CASEFILES    8

LB  04128
1 volume in 1 container

Frank Hardy's girlfriend Callie mistakenly recovers a top-secret
codebook and involves them in a network of fraud, corruption, and
murder.

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SELECTED ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00315
1 volume in 1 container

Nine exciting stories concerning the world famous sleuth and his man,
Dr. Watson.  Each story is remarkable in itself and we move with
tension, and sometimes horror, from Bohemia to Berkshire with a varied
range of mysteries.

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SELECTED CASES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00639
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Vol I: "The Adventure of the Dying Detective," "The Adventure of
Devils Foot," "His Last Bow," and "The Adventure of the Red Circle"
Vol II: "The Adventures of Wisteria Lodge," "The Adventure of the
Cardboard Box," "The Adventure of Bruce-Partington Plans," and
"The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax."

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SELECTED STORIES AND POEMS
Author:   POE, EDGAR ALLAN, 1809-1849
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06285
1 volume in 1 container

Included in this volume are classic stories such as "The Tell-Tale
Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red
Death," and "Ligeia" which reveal Poe as one of the great masters of
horror fiction, while "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" demonstrates his
skill in the detective genre. Some violence. 1967.

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SEND SUPERINTENDENT WEST
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01177
1 volume in 1 container

A ten-year-old boy vanishes from his home. His parents, top American
diplomat David Shawn and his wife, are found in bed drugged. The
East-West negotiations in which Shawn is playing a vital part must
not be jeopardized and Washington will do anything to get the child
back.

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SENOR SAINT
Author:   CHARTERIS, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01146
1 volume in 1 container

The Saint, as debonair and fast-moving as ever, now finds him-
self involved in four Latin American adventures, which include
protecting a widow in Havana and outwitting revolutionaries in
Mexico.

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SENTRY
Author:   CRAIS, ROBERT
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE PIKE NOVEL     

LB  06652
1 volume in 1 container

Ex-mercenary Joe Pike comes to the aid of a shopkeeper being attacked
by gang members. Pike and the victim's niece hit it off, but then she
and her uncle disappear. Pike and his PI friend Elvis Cole learn
startling facts about the duo. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller. 2010.

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SEQUINS LOST THEIR LUSTER
Author:   HARVESTER, SIMON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01018
1 volume in 1 container

A strange, macabre story of a murderer at large, hiding his
identity under a cloak of witchcraft.

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SERPENT AND THE SCORPION
Author:   LANGLEY-HAWTHORNE, CLARE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06208
1 volume in 1 container

It's the end of 1911 and Ursula Marlow, struggling to maintain control
over her father's textile empire, finds her business trip to Egypt
interrupted by two violent deaths. The first victim is her new friend,
Katya, the mysterious wife of a wealthy Russian financier. Days later
a young woman dies in a fire in one of Ursula's factories. Driven by
a need for justice, the headstrong Ursula is determined to unravel
a possible connection between the two deaths, the return of her
Bolshevik ex-lover, and disturbing events in the Middle East.

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SERPENT POOL: A LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY #4
Author:   EDWARDS, MARTIN
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LAKE DISTRICT MYSTERY    4

LB  07300
1 volume in 1 container

Seven years ago, Bethany Friend was found drowned in the lonely
Serpent Pool in England's Lake District. Now, at the request of
Bethany's dying mother, DCI Hannah Scarlett of the Cold Case Squad
re-opens the case. While on the case, Hannah meets Louise Kind, sister
of historian Daniel Kind. Louise confesses to her brother that she
struck her lover with a knife, but the victim has vanished. Searching
for answers, Hannah and Daniel--who is researching the opium-addicted
19th-century English writer Thomas De Quincey--encounter dark secrets
and strange obsessions that seem to echo De Quincey's drug-fueled
writings. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
2010.

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SEVEN DAYS TO A KILLING
Author:   EGLETON, CLIVE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02637
1 volume in 1 container

Major John Tarrant receives a phone call from kidnappers who have
abducted his son and demand 500,000 pounds ransom. He has only
seven days to prevent a killing and to save his son.

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SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE MYSTERIES     

LB  07344
1 volume in 1 container

Fellow guests at a house party hide eight alarm clocks under the
bed of Gerry Wade, a notoriously late sleeper. The next day at noon,
seven clocks are found lined up on the mantel and Gerry is discovered
dead in bed.  1929.

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SEVEN TEARS FOR APOLLO
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02418
1 volume in 1 container

A recent widow gets a job as secretary to a travel-writer and soon
becomes suspicious of her new employer's associates.  She then learns
that somewhere she holds the clue to the hiding place of a stolen
marble head.

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT
Author:   COUGHLIN, WILLIAM J
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04347
1 volume in 1 container

Recovering alcoholic attorney Charley Sloan is hired by his former
lover, Robin Harwell, to defend her stepdaughter Angel against
charges of murdering her wealthy father. It looks bad for Angel, who
has been in and out of mental hospitals, fought often with her father,
and has given a confession of sorts to the police. The two women's
faith in Charley, despite his reputation, keeps him on the case.
Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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SHADOWS OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Author:   CLARK, MINDY STARNS
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06145
1 volume in 1 container

Anna thought she left the tragedies of the past behind when she moved
from Pennsylvania to California, but when her brother vanishes from
the genetics lab where he works, Anna has no choice but to head back
home.  Using skills well-honed in the Silicon Valley, she follows
the high-tech trail her brother left behind, a trail that leads from
the simple world of Amish farming to the cutting edge of DNA research
and gene mapping.  Anna knows she must depend on her instincts, her
faith in God, and the help of the Amish community to find her brother.
She also must finally face her own shadows - and pray that she's
stronger than the grief that threatens to overwhelm them all. 2009.
Some violence.  2009.

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SHAKE, MURDER, AND ROLL
Author:   OUST, GAIL
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BUNCO BABES    3

LB  07032
1 volume in 1 container

Bunco is Kate McCall's game, not gardening. But it starts to grow on
her when she's invited to Serenity Cove Estate's gardening club
banquet. When renowned botanist and gardening celeb Sheila falls
ill and her husband dies, the Bunco Babes have a landscape of
suspects to weed through. Some violence. 2011.

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SHAPE SHIFTER
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   18

LB  05210
1 volume in 1 container

A valuable antique native rug, thought to have been destroyed in a
fire that took the life of a notorious killer, is discovered in the
mansion of Flagstaff millionaire Jason Delos. Retired Navajo tribal
policeman Joe Leaphorn investigates and finds himself facing an evil
skinwalker. Some violence. Bestseller. 2006.

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SHARP RISE IN CRIME
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02791
1 volume in 1 container

The incredible news of Insp. West's death is put out by Scotland Yard
in a desperate plan to curb the rapidly increasing crime rate in
Britain. But West is very much alive, despite the fact that he has
recently been the target of an unknown assassin. In disguise as one of
the world's most notorious criminals, the Inspector penetrates a
group of potential evil-doers in a daring attempt to put an end to
the vice and corruption that is undermining society.

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SHATTERED
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04712
1 volume in 1 container

When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, his death
accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search
for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the verge of
widespread acclaim. Long accustomed to the frightful dangers inherent in
working with molten glass, he is suddenly faced with terrifying
threats to his business, his courage, and his life. Believing that the
missing videotape contains priceless information, and wrongly
convinced that Logan knows where to find it, a vicious group of villains
is attempting to extract answers from Logan that he doesn't have. To
survive, he must sort out the truth for himself.

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SHE WALKS THESE HILLS
Author:   MCCRUMB, SHARYN, 1948-
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: BALLAD     

LB  04554
1 volume in 1 container

In the Tennessee hills, elderly escaped convict Harm Sorley is trying
to find his wife and baby, since Korsakoff's syndrome has erased the
last forty years from his memory. Like his uncle before him, Harm is
becoming a folk hero, but newly appointed deputy Martha Ayers feels
duty bound to track him. Meanwhile, retracing the long-ago route a
pioneer girl took to escape from Indians, a graduate student encounters
her ghost.
Strong language.

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SHEER FOLLY: A DAISY DALRYMPLE MYSTERY #18
Author:   DUNN, CAROLA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAISY DALRYMPLE   18

LB  06649
1 volume in 1 container

1926. Daisy Dalrymple visits Appsworth Hall to research an
architectural folly and attend an elaborate house party. Among the
guests are Lord Rydal, the woman Rydal hopes to marry, and the woman
with whom he is having an affair. Rising tensions lead to a deadly
explosion. 2009.

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SHELTER: A MICKEY BOLITAR NOVEL
Author:   COBEN, HARLAN, 1962-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: MICKEY BOLITAR NOVEL    1

LB  07002
1 volume in 1 container

Mickey Bolitar begins his sophomore year at a new high school and gets
a girlfriend named Ashley. When Ashley suddenly disappears, Mickey
uncovers an underworld and learns the truth about his father. Some
violence. For senior high and older readers.   Commercial audiobook.
2011.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES' GREATEST CASES
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00265
1 volume in 1 container

Six short stories and a novel involving the famous detective
Sherlock Holmes.  Includes "Hound of the Baskervilles," "Red-
Headed League," "Adventures of the Speckled Band," "Scandal in
Bohemia," "Musgrave Ritual," "Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle,"
and "Silver Blaze."

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SHERLOCKIAN
Author:   MOORE, GRAHAM, 1981-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06624
1 volume in 1 container

2010. A Holmesian scholar turns up dead after announcing he has found
Arthur Conan Doyle's diary. Harold White, newly inducted into the
Baker Street Irregulars, investigates. Meanwhile, events in 1900--
when Doyle and his friend Bram Stoker become entangled in a murder--
shed light on White's case. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2010.

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SHORT SQUEEZE
Author:   KNOPF, CHRIS
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06363
1 volume in 1 container

Meet Jackie Swaitkowski, a smart-aleck attorney whose legal turf is
supposed to be the buzzing Hamptons real-estate market. But when a
new client turns up dead, things take a sudden and decidedly
dangerous turn. The client's pocket contains a shocking piece of
evidence that suggests the death was anything but an accident.
Jackie has bigger fish to fry - like her old flame's return to
town - until a late-night car chase changes her priorities. Now she
has every reason to believe that the next name on the killer's list
is her own. 2009.

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SHOW OF VIOLENCE
Author:   WOODS, SARA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02670
1 volume in 1 container

A thirteen-year-old boy, a stranger to himself as well as to the
townspeople, is accused of murdering an old man, but denies it.
How Anthony Maitland Q.C. resolves this immovable situation is the
subject of this novel.

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SHROUD FOR A NIGHTINGALE
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  03282
1 volume in 1 container

The General Nursing Council inspector is visiting the Nightingale
School on the Sussex-Hampshire border. As she watches the class
practice tube feeding, the nurse playing the patient suddenly
convulses and dies. Soon another nurse is dead. Scotland Yard's
Adam Dalgleish investigates.

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SHUNNING SARAH
Author:   KRAMER, JULIE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RILEY SPARTZ    5

LB  07226
1 volume in 1 container

Minneapolis television reporter Riley Spartz goes to report on a boy
trapped overnight in a sinkhole, but finds a much bigger story - a
young woman's naked corpse wrapped in an Amish quilt. Riley
investigates the Amish community, but the people want nothing to do
with her. Some violence. 2012.

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SIGN OF FOUR
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  05950
1 volume in 1 container

Mary Morstan receives one pearl anonymously every year following the
disappearance of her father, an Indian regiment captain. Investigating
the father's fate, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet Mary's
benefactor. Inquiries reveal murder, missing treasure, and a villain
with a wooden leg. Meanwhile Watson finds romance. (BR 17618 contains
2001 introduction. 1890.

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SIGNIFICANT SEVEN: A JACK DOYLE MYSTERY
Author:   MCEVOY, JOHN
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07170
1 volume in 1 container

In 2002, seven old friends get together for a day at the racetrack.
When they win the Pick Six, their leader, Arnie Rison, convinces
them to use some of their seven-figure payoff to buy race horses.
One of their buys turns out to be a moneymaker with sensational speed.
Years later, he's still worth a fortune in stud fees, but the owners
are starting to die off, leaving the other owners to assume his
share of interest in the racehorse. Jack Doyle, ad-man-turned-
investigator is called in to protect Arnie's daughter Renee before
she's killed for her share. Strong language and violence. 2010.

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SILENCE WITH VOICES
Author:   CARFAX, CATHERINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01423
1 volume in 1 container

An aged tycoon vows vengeance on the Lawless family and employs
Peter Van Geffon for the deed. The action takes place in the
decaying castle in western Ireland where the family resides. 1969.

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SILENT GIRL: A RIZZOLI AND ISLES NOVEL
Author:   GERRITSEN, TESS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: RIZZOLI ISLES    9

LB  06825
1 volume in 1 container

After tourists find a severed hand in Boston's Chinatown, detective
Jane Rizzoli and her partner Barry Frost locate the corpse. The case
seems to be linked to a grisly murder from the past. Violence and
some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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SILENT MERCY
Author:   FAIRSTEIN, LINDA A
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALEXANDRA COOPER   13

LB  06651
1 volume in 1 container

Assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike
Chapman and Mercer Wallace investigate the murders of two women whose
mutilated corpses were left at churches. Convinced another woman will
die, Cooper probes Manhattan's houses of worship, searching for a
connection between the killings. Violence and strong language. 2011.

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SILENT ONES
Author:   OGILVIE, ELISABETH, 1917-2006
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02866
1 volume in 1 container

Professor Alison Barbour, who is also a secret writer of romantic
novels, travels to Scotland to solve a family mystery that has baffled
her for some time. She hopes to trace a great-grandmother whom she
closely resembles. But the foggy island shrouds an even greater
mystery. Murder and a search for a long-lost seventeenth-century
manuscript draws Alison into a web of danger.

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SILENT POOL
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02660
1 volume in 1 container

Maud Silver, with impeccable logic, pointed out that the person who
was trying to kill Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the
house of Ford, must be a member of her own household.

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SILENT WITNESS
Author:   YORKE, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01974
1 volume in 1 container

The atmosphere among the guests in an Austrian Hotel is
amicable until a new group arrives, bringing rivalries and
distrust, just before the weather cuts the town, off from
the outside world.

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SILKS
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06074
1 volume in 1 container

London barrister Geoffrey Mason, an amateur steeplechase rider,
defends an acquaintance, professional jockey Steve Mitchell, against
the charge that he murdered a competitor, Scot Barlow. One of Mason's
former clients muddies up the case with threats. Strong language and
some violence. Bestseller. 2008.
**Co-author:  Felix Francis.**

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SILVER DOLPHIN
Author:   JOHNSTON, VELDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02529
1 volume in 1 container

In the Long Island whaling village of Sag Harbor in the first half of
the nineteenth century, spirited, red-haired Fiona MacWain, daughter
of an indentured Scottish immigrant, is determined not to spend her
life as a servant.  When she marries a rich, aged man, some of the
villagers believe that she is an adventuress.  His mysterious death
increases their suspicions.

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SINGULARITY
Author:   CASEY, KATHRYN
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06124
1 volume in 1 container

As a single mother and one of the few female Rangers in Texas history,
Sarah Armstrong has had to work twice as hard to rank among the best
cops in the Lone Star State. But when megawealthy businessman Edward
Lucas III is found murdered along with his mistress, Sarah quickly
senses that this will be the deadliest case of her career. While
others focus the investigation on Lucas's estranged wife, Sarah
disagrees and hunts a suspect only she believes in. Yet nothing in her
career could have prepared her for the horror of a young man who is
convinced he has been sent from heaven to massacre innocent people.
Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
2008.

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SINISTER PIG
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   16

LB  04871
1 volume in 1 container

The FBI takes over sergeant Jim Chee's case, which began with the
discovery of an unidentified murder victim at a Navajo reservation oil
field. Both customs patrol officer Bernadette Manuelito and retired
lieutenant Joe Leaphorn become involved before the solution is found.
Bestseller. 2003.

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SINISTER SHORTS
Author:   O'SHAUGHNESSY, PERRI
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05194
1 volume in 1 container

Nineteen tales of mystery, crime, and suspense by the author of the
Nina Reilly series. In "The Furnace Man" a desperate housewife resorts
to bizarre measures to save her marriage. Also includes "Dead Money,"
"The Second Head," and others. Some descriptions of sex, some
violence, and some strong language.

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SITTAFORD MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01831
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07354
1 volume in 1 container

The murder began as an innocent parlor game intended to while away the
hours on a winter night. But the message that appeared before the
amateur occultists snowbound at Sittaford House was spelled out loud
and clear. If they're to discover the answer to this baffling murder,
perhaps they should play again. But a journey into the spirit world
could prove terribly dangerous - especially when the killer is lurking
in this world. 1931. [Also published as "Murder at Hazelmoor"
RD 20988 and in "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection" RC and
DB 60232 with "Peril at End House," "Easy to Kill," "Ten Little
Indians," and "Evil Under the Sun"]

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SIXTH MAN
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KING AND MAXWELL    5

LB  06667
1 volume in 1 container

Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell travel to Maine to help
King's old law professor Ted Bergin in defending accused killer Edgar
Roy. After finding Bergin murdered in his car and Roy catatonic in his
cell, King and Maxwell try to learn who hired Bergin. Violence and
strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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SIZE TWELVE IS NOT FAT: A HEATHER WELLS MYSTERY
Author:   CABOT, MEG
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HEATHER WELLS MYSTERY    1

LB  05159
1 volume in 1 container

To keep her Greenwich Village flat, former pop idol Heather Wells
balances two jobs: working for her PI housemate Cooper Cartwright (her
secret crush) and serving as an assistant college dorm director. When
a female freshman dies suspiciously, Heather undertakes another
vocation--spunky girl detective. Some strong language. 2006.

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SIZZLING SIXTEEN
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   16

LB  07134
1 volume in 1 container

Bail bondsman Stephanie Plum has an unpleasant assignment. A mobster
is holding cousin Vinnie, her sleazy boss, for ransom because of
gambling debts. To save the business, Stephanie, office manager
Connie, and clerk Lula must rescue Vinnie and/or come up with the cash
to free him. Strong language. Bestseller.  2010.

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SKEIN OF THE CRIME: A KNITTING MYSTERY
Author:   SEFTON, MAGGIE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06524
1 volume in 1 container

The university town of Fort Connor, Colorado, is experiencing its
annual influx of students, some of whom head into the House of
Lambspun for knitting classes. Kelly Flynn is happy to teach them -
even Holly, the young woman who had appeared in Kelly's backyard a
month earlier, dazed and confused. Holly has a bit of a checkered
past, but with help from the crew at the shop, she's in the process of
turning over a new leaf. So when Holly's found dead on the river trail
near Kelly's house, Kelly feels compelled to investigate. Some strong
language. 2010.

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SKELETON IN SEARCH OF A CUPBOARD
Author:   PORTER, MARIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03105
1 volume in 1 container

At Henrietta Cosgrove's eightieth birthday her five stepchildren
learn that she plans to have two valuable paintings appraised and
sold.  A suggestion that she should sell her overly large house
instead throws the Cosgroves into confusion.  That night the house
burns down.

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SKELETON MAN
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY   17

LB  04888
1 volume in 1 container

A 1956 plane collision over the Grand Canyon left 128 dead and a
briefcase of diamonds missing. Decades later, after a Hopi man tries
to pawn one of the gems, retired Navajo tribal policeman Joe
Leaphorn assists sergeant Jim Chee in tracking down the jewels. Some
violence. Bestseller. 2004.

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SKELETON STAFF
Author:   FERRARS, E.X
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01988
1 volume in 1 container

Roberta Ellison, crippled in a car crash, goes to live on the
island of Madeira. When her sister joins her, the two find
themselves on a path of mystery and terror.

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SKULL BENEATH THE SKIN
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03019
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Cordelia Gray is hired as a bodyguard for
difficult actress Clarissa Lisle, who has been receiving death threats
with quotes from long-dead dramatists. During a house party, Cordelia
discovers the actress's mutilated body. 1982.
  Some violence.

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SKY TOOK HIM: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY #4
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    4

LB  06162
1 volume in 1 container

A sad duty brings Alafair Tucker to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of
1915.  Her sister's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and
the family is gathering to send him to his reward.  Alafair's eldest
daughter Martha has come along to help care for toddler Grace.  But
where is Kenneth, her niece's irresponsible husband? When it comes
to light that Kenneth has been involved in some shady dealing with
Buck Collins, the most ruthless businessman in town, everyone is
convinced that Collins has done him in.  But Alafair suspects that
things are not so simple, and she sets about to discover the truth
about Kenneth's fate.  Soon Alafair and Martha come face-to-face with
blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch
back over 20 years. 2009.

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SLEEP IS FOR THE RICH
Author:   MACKENZIE, DONALD
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  01339
1 volume in 1 container

The unlikely hero and heroine of this thriller set in the Swiss
playground of the rich are a professional thief and his seven-
year-old daughter. Plans for a last big robbery of the jewel
covered jet set at a grand ball are threatened by the seductive
and beautiful companion of the prospective victim. Some strong
language.

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SLEEPERS OF ERIN
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04322
1 volume in 1 container

Lovejoy, a reprobate English antique dealer, relates the frenetic
events in a search for valuable concealed antiques that takes him
to Ireland. The adventure hurtles from one tense, terrifying moment
to the next as Lovejoy escapes from a murderous couple. Some strong
language.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW ARCHER     

LB  01536
1 volume in 1 container

Lew Archer is on the trail of a young heiress last seen on a California
 beach, bitterly clutching an oil-drenched sea bird after a disastrous
oil spill. Bestseller 1973.

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SLEEPING LIFE: A CHIEF INSPECTOR WEXFORD MYSTERY
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR WEXFORD   10

LB  02580
1 volume in 1 container

An expensive leather wallet with no identification is the only clue
Chief Inspector Wexford finds in his investigation of the vicious
stabbing murder of a woman in an English village. Wexford finds this
one of his most baffling cases until his daughter provides some help
with the solution. 1978.

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SLOW DOLLAR
Author:   MARON, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEBORAH KNOTT MYSTERY    9

LB  04843
1 volume in 1 container

Judge Deborah Knott is enjoying the harvest festival in Colleton
County, North Carolina, when she discovers the dead body of a carnival
worker, who she later learns was her kinsman. She also falls in love
with childhood buddy Dwight Bryant of the sheriff's department. Some
strong language. 2002.

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SLOWLY THE POISON
Author:   DRUMMOND, JUNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02740
1 volume in 1 container

Hugh Frobisher's wealthy family in South Africa paid him an allowance
to go back to England. Now he has been killed--apparently by a fall
from a horse when drunk, but an autopsy reveals that he was poisoned.
Suspicion falls on his beautiful wife Alice, but she is cleared by the
testimony of Beth Pottergill, her formidable companion-housekeeper.
The Frobisher family invites her to South Africa and there she
becomes involved in another murder, and by poison again. Was the
verdict at the inquest wrong?

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SMALL VICES: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   24

LB  04533
1 volume in 1 container

As a district attorney, Rita Fiore won a murder conviction for
convicted sex offender Ellis Alves. Two years later, now as part of a
major law firm, Fiore has doubts about Alves's guilt, and convinces
her firm to hire Spenser to investigate his claims of innocence. But
soon after Spenser begins work, a "man in gray" takes him down with
three shots.  Bestseller.
  Strong language and some violence.

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SMILE AND SAY MURDER
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    4

LB  04185
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy Drew tries to find out who's spreading terror through the
offices of Flash, the hottest new teen magazine in the country.

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Author:   MICHAELS, BARBARA, 1927-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04217
1 volume in 1 container

Erin Hartsock is a poorly paid member of the campaign staff of
Virginia congresswoman Whita Marshall, an old family friend who
is running for the senate.  When a series of fires and threatening
messages besiege the campaign headquarters, Erin becomes a prime
suspect. Strong language. 1989.

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SMOKESCREEN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05037
1 volume in 1 container

Edward Lincoln grew up around racing horses and is now a world-
renowned actor riding horses in films. When his dear friend Nerissa,
who has only a few months to live, asks him to investigate the losing
streak of her race horses, he is happy to help--even though it means
a trip to South Africa. He knows what to look for and quickly guesses
why the horses are collapsing just before the finish line. What he
doesn't know is why someone wants him dead. 1972.

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SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN: A STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL   17

LB  07078
1 volume in 1 container

After corpses are found at the construction site of her cousin's bail
bonds office, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum fears she's the next
target. Meanwhile, Stephanie's family is pressuring her to
marry--either cop Joe Morelli, security expert Ranger, or ex-classmate
Dave Brewer. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2011.

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SMOOTH FACE OF EVIL
Author:   YORKE, MARGARET
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03810
1 volume in 1 container

Newly widowed Alice Armitage is easily persuaded to contribute all
her furnishings and capital for an expensive country mansion that her
ambitious daughter-in-law insists on buying. Ominously isolated in
the English countryside, the cold stone mansion attracts a host of
unsavory characters who engage in illicit relationships, casual murder,
and elaborate cover-ups. Some strong language.  1984.

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SNAGGED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY    2

LB  04734
1 volume in 1 container

Private Investigator Regan Reilly is in Miami for the wedding of
Maura, a close friend, and to see her parents who are there for a
morticians' convention. Maura's uncle has created the perfect pair
of panty hose--runproof and snagproof--which he hopes to sell at a
panty hose convention in Miami. When attempts are made on the uncle's
life, Regan finds herself in danger of attending a funeral--her own--
instead of a wedding.               Some strong language.

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SNAKEHEAD
Author:   MAY, PETER
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06742
1 volume in 1 container

American pathologist Margaret Campbell is faced with a truck full of
dead Chinese immigrants and an unavoidable confrontation with her
past. - Beijing detective Li Yan, now based at the Chinese embassy in
Washington, is dispatched to find out how his fellow countrymen
suffocated in a sealed refrigeration unit in southern Texas, only to
find himself face-to-face with the woman who walked out of China, and
his life, to return to the U.S. Tasked to work together again to find
out who is behind the $100 million trade in illegal Chinese
immigrants, Margaret and Li Yan discover that the bodies in the truck
were unwitting carriers of a deadly cargo. 2002. Explicit descriptions
of sex, strong language, violence.

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SNARE IN THE DARK
Author:   PARRISH, FRANK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03893
1 volume in 1 container

Bank-manager-turned-poacher in England's West Country finds himself
in a field at night with the body of a games-keeper he was known to
despise. He decides not to face the police until he finds the real
murderer.

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SNOW ANGELS
Author:   THOMPSON, JAMES, 1964-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06401
1 volume in 1 container

Kaamos: Just before Christmas, the bleakest time of year in Lapland.
The unrelenting darkness and extreme cold drive everyone just a little
insane, perhaps enough to kill. A beautiful Somali immigrant is found
dead in a snowfield, a racial slur carved into her chest. Heading the
murder investigation is Inspector Kari Vaara, former big-city cop
now lead detective of his small hometown police force. Vaara knows
he must keep this potentially explosive case out of the headlines, or
it will send shockwaves across Finland. Violence, strong language and
explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

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SNOW WHITE MUST DIE
Author:   NEUHAUS, NELE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: OLIVER VON BODENSTEIN PIA KIRCHHOFF    4

LB  07367
1 volume in 1 container

Tobias Sartorius returns to his village after serving ten years for
killing two girls whose bodies were never found. When Tobias's mother
is attacked, cops Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein investigate.
Published in German in 2010. Some violence, some strong language, and
some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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SO DISDAINED
Author:   SHUTE, NEVIL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01274
1 volume in 1 container

Peter Moran stops his car one rain-swept night on the Sussex downs to
give an unwanted lift to a man who turns out to be Maurice Lenden, an
old war-time comrade, who has just crash-landed a high-speed French
bomber.  Caught up in the ploys of espionage, Moran finds himself
trapped between two loyalties as treason and intrigue led him to a
desperate chase across Europe. 1971.

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SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW
Author:   MAXWELL, WILLIAM
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02433
1 volume in 1 container

Short novel which conveys the confusions and loneliness of childhood.
The narrator looks back fifty years to the 1920s when he was an
adolescent in a small Midwestern town and observed the events of a
sensational murder case. The accused murderer was the father of a friend.
Some strong language.

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SOME BURIED CAESAR
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    6

LB  02901
1 volume in 1 container

Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe's sidekick, finds himself guarding a
$45,000 champion bull in the middle of the night. Then he finds the
animal pawing the mangled body of a young man named Clyde. Did the
bull kill Clyde or did someone else make sure that Clyde would never
collect on a $10,000 bet?

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SOME DIE ELOQUENT
Author:   AIRD, CATHERINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02792
1 volume in 1 container

When Beatrice Wansdyke, chemistry mistress at a private girls' school
in the English town of Berebury, dies of diabetes, everyone is
surprised to find a quarter of a million pounds in her bank account.
When laconic Detective-Inspector Sloan investigates and finds
Beatrice's death was due to unnatural causes, he must then find the
motive and the culprit. 1979.

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SOME WOMEN WON'T WAIT
Author:   FAIR, A.A
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02139
1 volume in 1 container

Mira Woodford is a beautiful girl who believes that the best things
in life are expensive. When she marries an elderly man for his money
and suddenly becomes a rich widow, suspicion falls on her. Bertha
Cool and Donald Lam are hired to investigate. 1953.

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SOMEBODY'S SISTER
Author:   MARLOWE, DEREK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  01745
1 volume in 1 container

A young girl's life comes to a tragic end one morning when her car
crashes into the girders of the Golden Gate Bridge, except that it
isn't her car and she's too young to drive. The only clue that the
police have to her identity is a business card found in the wreckage.
A private investigator offers masterful surprises as he tackles the
mystifying case. 1974.

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SOMEDAY THE RABBI WILL LEAVE
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    8

LB  03454
1 volume in 1 container

Modern business management technique clashes with Talmudic wisdom when
the new president of the synagogue, millionaire Howard Magnuson, tries
to get Rabbi David Small fired for refusing to sanction the marriage
of Magnuson's daughter to a gentile. But the rabbi has other problems,
and one of them concerns the arrest of a young neighbor for the hit-
and-run killing of a local hood. Small is convinced that the accused
is innocent, and Talmudic reasoning helps him to unmask the real
killer. 1985.

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SOMEONE IS WATCHING
Author:   FIELD, PENELOPE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02531
1 volume in 1 container

Lonely after the death of her father, Brenda Wilcox receives an
invitation from her Aunt Muriel to live with her in her enormous
mansion. But all too soon the inviting pieces of family history
begin to form the jigsaw puzzle of a nightmare.

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SOMETHING WICKED
Author:   FERRARS, E.X
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03387
1 volume in 1 container

A widowed, semiretired university professor hopes to finish the
biography he is writing in the peace and quiet of a pleasant Berkshire
village. Soon, however, he becomes involved in the gossip about an
attractive neighbor said to have murdered her very rich husband six
years ago.  1983.

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SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS
Author:   CROMBIE, DEBORAH
S/P/V: Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DUNCAN KINCAID AND GEMMA JAMES   15

LB  07331
1 volume in 1 container

While investigating the murder of a well-respected barrister who was
found dead at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace, Detective Inspector
Gemma James and her partner, Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, begin
to question everything they think they know about their world and
those they trust most. Violence and some strong language. 2013.

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SPARK OF DEATH: A PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY
Author:   PAJER, BERNADETTE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PROFESSOR BRADSHAW MYSTERY    1 Y

LB  06743
1 volume in 1 container

Can death bring a man back to life? When University of Washington
Professor Benjamin Bradshaw discovers a despised colleague dead inside
the Faraday Cage of the Electric Machine, his carefully controlled
world shatters. The facts don't add up. The police shout murder and
Bradshaw is the lone suspect. To protect his young son and clear his
name, he must find the killer. Seattle in 1901 is a bustling blend
of frontier attitude and cosmopolitan swagger. The Snoqualmie Falls
Power Plant lights the city, but to most Seattleites, electricity is
new-fangled and dangerous. Some violence. 2011.

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SPEAK ILL OF THE LIVING
Author:   ARSENAULT, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05355
1 volume in 1 container

Everybody had thought the car-jacking led to the banker's murder. Then
he turns up in a photograph taken by his kidnappers. But if the
banker is still alive, whose ashes are buried in his grave? Reporter
Eddie Bourque is back, chasing down a story that could make his
career.

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
Author:   HAWKE, RICHARD
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05148
1 volume in 1 container

Fritz Malone, a disgraced cop and son of a former police
commissioner, witnesses a killer gun down seven people during the
annual New York Thanksgiving Day parade. Malone is mistakenly nabbed
but subsequently hired to find the shooter, who has also kidnapped the
deputy mayor.  Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of
sex. 2005.

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SPEARHEAD DEATH
Author:   PROCTER, MAURICE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01090
1 volume in 1 container

A story of international diamond smugglers, set against an
authentic background of the Hatton Garden diamond trade.  The
escape of a would-be petty thief before he had stolen
anything looked like a trivial incident, but it led to a
dead man with a knife in his back. 1960.

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SPEED TRAP
Author:   DAVIDS, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06464
1 volume in 1 container

The fatal crash was no accident. The killer was witnessed by a nearby
rancher and the woman's four-month-old baby survived the crash.
Sheriff Mandy Scott already has her prime suspect: the baby boy's
father. Yet despite the evidence against him, something about the
reclusive rancher makes Mandy question his guilt. Nothing is as it
seems as crime spirals out of control in Timber Well, Kansas. 2010.

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SPHINX
Author:   COOK, ROBIN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02361
1 volume in 1 container

Mesmerized by an ancient statue in a Cairo antique shop, a young
Harvard Egyptologist believes she has discovered the key to a dazzling
new find. Her frenzied attempts to unlock the mysterious curse
of the pharaohs trap her in a web of intrigue, corruption, and
murder. Some strong language. 1979.

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SPIDER WEB: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER   15

LB  06777
1 volume in 1 container

Benni and the ladies of her Coffin Star Quilt Guild are excited to
display their Graveyard Quilt at the first ever San Celina,
California, Memory Festival - a fair which promises to celebrate
memories through quilts, crafts, scrapbooks, and oral histories. But
when a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to
have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her own loved
ones, especially her police chief husband, Gabe. And when Gabe starts
having violent nightmares, Benni's worst fears come true. 2011. Some
descriptions of sex, some strong language, and violence.

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SPIKED
Author:   ARSENAULT, MARK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05268
1 volume in 1 container

The next city council election in Lowell, Massachusetts, will
determine whether the depressed burg provides resources to its
poorest residents or gentrifies them out of sight. Eddie Bourque,
political reporter for a slightly disreputable afternoon paper, is all
over the story - until his partner turns up dead, and editors start
slanting his coverage toward the prodevelopment faction. Bourque, a
gifted reporter awaiting a shot at the Boston market, ably takes on
a web of corruption woven by secretive developers, crooked
politicians, and maybe even his own publisher. But when the
investigation threatens to expose a Cambodian war criminal, Bourque's
head might hit the chopping block before his hands find a keyboard.

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SPLINTER OF GLASS
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01994
1 volume in 1 container

Handsome Inspector West, with his customary finesse and the aid of
Venables, a new young protégé, deals with a major crime. A robbery
of gold bullion from the London docks has occurred and the only clue
is a splinter of glass that becomes imbedded in Venables's finger.
1972.

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SPLIT IMAGE: A JESSE STONE NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JESSE STONE    9
Series: JESSE STONE AND SUNNY RANDALL     

LB  06312
1 volume in 1 container

The relationship between Paradise police chief Jesse Stone and Boston
PI Sunny Randall evolves as they help each other solve their latest
cases. Sunny has been hired to rescue a teen from a cult, while
Jesse investigates a mob shooting. Some strong language, some
violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.

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SPOTLIGHT
Author:   WENTWORTH, PATRICIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01966
1 volume in 1 container

When a successful blackmailer invites a number of his victims
to his house and is then murdered, it is up to Miss Silver to
apprehend the guilty party.

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SPRIG OF SEA LAVENDER
Author:   ANDERSON, J.R.L. (JOHN RICHARD LANE)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02290
1 volume in 1 container

When the train reaches Liverpool Street, a girl remains slumped in
her corner, quietly dead.  With her is a large portfolio containing
a valuable Constable painting, along with a Gainsborough and a Turner,
hitherto uncatalogued.  The clue of a sprig of sea lavender leads
Chief Inspector Piet Deventer to the Suffolk coast, another murder
and the startling recovery of a big board of gold ingots, the proceeds
of a two-year-old bullion robbery.

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SS-GB: NAZI-OCCUPIED BRITAIN, 1941
Author:   DEIGHTON, LEN, 1929-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02311
  2 volumes in     2 containers

Novel looks at what might have been had Germany invaded and conquered
Britain in 1941. It depicts a ravaged London under Nazi occupation.
Suave Superintendent Douglas Archer of Scotland Yard, now under SS
command, starts work on a murder case, but soon finds himself involved
with the Free British Underground who despise him for working under
the Germans. 1978.

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STAIRWAY
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00711
1 volume in 1 container

Madeline and Cora know the secret of Stephen's death.  Blackmail
begins and each becomes afraid of the other holding the secret.

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STARGAZEY: A RICHARD JURY MYSTERY
Author:   GRIMES, MARTHA
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RICHARD JURY     

LB  04639
1 volume in 1 container

Richard Jury is so strangely intrigued by the attractive woman wearing
a luxurious fur who boards the bus he is riding, that he follows her
when she leaves. A few days later, Jury learns a woman matching her
description is found dead. Jury's investigation leads him to an art-
theft ring and another murder.

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STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG
Author:   ATKINSON, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACKSON BRODIE    4

LB  06680
1 volume in 1 container

Helping a woman find her birth parents eventually leads investigator
Jackson Brodie to the 1975 murder of a prostitute. That same killing
still weighs heavily on the mind of several cops - including retired
Tracy Waterhouse, who is on the lam after illegally rescuing a small
child. Strong language. 2011.

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STATE FAIR: A BENNI HARPER MYSTERY
Author:   FOWLER, EARLENE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: BENNI HARPER   14

LB  06426
1 volume in 1 container

Folk art museum curator, rancher, and sometime sleuth Benni Harper
returns with a long-awaited new mystery that has her attending the
San Celina Mid-State Fair. It's the perfect place to go for caramel
apples, 4-H calves, exquisite quilts, homemade jams - and murder!
2010.

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STATIONMASTER'S FAREWELL
Author:   MARSTON, EDWARD
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07320
1 volume in 1 container

England, Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate is the popular station
master at Exeter St. David's railway station. So when the charred
remains of a body are discovered in the embers of the town's annual
Bonfire, everyone is horrified when it becomes clear that they
belong to Heygate. Scotland Yard is called in and Railway Detective
Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant arrive in Exeter with all
due haste. Some strong language. 2012.

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STEP ON A CRACK: A MICHAEL BENNETT MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MICHAEL BENNETT    1

LB  07252
1 volume in 1 container

NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett lives with ten adopted
children and a dying wife when terrorists disrupt the funeral of a
former first lady at St. Patrick's Cathedral. With celebrities held
hostage, Bennett negotiates with henchmen led by the group's
mastermind, the Neat Man. Violence and strong language. Bestseller.
2007.

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STICKS AND STONES: A CAT DELUCA MYSTERY
Author:   LARSEN, K.J
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAT DELUCA    2

LB  07095
1 volume in 1 container

When Cleo Jones shoots her cheating husband's bum full of buckshot,
he disappears, taking her money, her dog, and her sister with him.
Cat DeLuca, owner of the Pants On Fire Detective Agency, promises
to return the dog and money if her client stops shooting at Walter.
She finds the dog, a mysterious bag full of cash, and Walter - his
very dead body still warm. The cops quickly arrest Cleo for the
murder, but Cat is determined to prove her client's innocence.
Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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STILL LIFE: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    1

LB  07076
1 volume in 1 container

Shortly after elderly Jane Neal finally agrees to participate in the
art show to be held in her small village outside of Montreal, she is
killed by an arrow through the heart. As Chief Inspector Gamache
investigates, he wonders if her unusual artwork provides a clue to her
murder. 2005.

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STIRRING UP STRIFE: A HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY
Author:   STANLEY, JENNIFER
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPE STREET CHURCH MYSTERY    1

LB  06511
1 volume in 1 container

Cooper Lee can repair a copy machine, but can she repair her life?
That's one of the many questions that lead the newly single Richmond
girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church. Cooper hasn't
attended church in ages, but after getting dumped by her long-time
boyfriend she could use some new friends, and a new outlook on life.
Then she finds that the church member who invited her to join the
group is dead, and her husband is suspected of murder. Some strong
language. 2010.

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STITCH IN CRIME
Author:   HECHTMAN, BETTY, 1947-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06457
1 volume in 1 container

Summer's wrapping up - and it's time for the annual creative retreat
hosted by the bookstore where Molly Pink works. This year, her boss
has dropped out at the last minute, dumping all the responsibility on
Molly. But even with the stress of organizing, it should be an
exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula for Molly and her
crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, complete with crochet classes and
campfires. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the breathtaking
scenery is where she'll take her last breath. 2010.

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STITCH IN TIME
Author:   LIVELY, PENELOPE, 1933-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB  04154
1 volume in 1 container

On a holiday in a big Victorian house in Lyme Regis, Maria notices a
number of strange happenings.  It is clear that something very odd
happened to Harriet but what?  All this runs uneasily through Maria's
head, meanwhile, she is befriended by Martin, the boy next door,
who shares her interest in fossils.  Winner of the 1976 Whitbread
Award.

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STONE BABY
Author:   HEALEY, BEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01677
1 volume in 1 container

A high-toned swindle involving a famous fake version of Michelangelo's
Sleeping Cupid, which D'Espinal attempts to sell to some American
mafiosi. Also to be contended with is a Venetian ragamuffin who
threads her way through the story like a good luck charm.

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STONE BULL
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02164
1 volume in 1 container

A gracious resort hotel in New York's Catskill mountains owned by a
cranky family is the moody setting for dancer Jenny Vaughn's
investigation into her sister's suicide or possible murder. All her
life, Jenny lived in the shadow of Ariel, the graceful, enchanting
prima ballerina whose art had become a legend. Suddenly Ariel is gone,
and Jenny's ordinary life is transformed as completely as if a magic
spell had been cast. But shadows begin to fall and there are
whisperings of Ariel, of guilt and danger, threatening the very
foundations of Jenny's new life.

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STORMTIDE
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02031
1 volume in 1 container

The drowning death of a young girl begins a feud between island
fishermen and shark-catchers off the coast of Scotland, a situation which
intensifies when a skipper is found dead on board a wrecked fishing
boat.
Webb Carrick #7

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STORRINGTON PAPERS
Author:   EDEN, DOROTHY, 1912-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02283
1 volume in 1 container

Sarah, a young English divorcee, is hired by paralyzed Major Charles
Storrington to live in his great Victorian house and ghost-write
the family history. With Charles's wife away most of the time, Sarah
finds herself falling in love with him and fascinated by the diary
of a former Victorian governess who lived there. 1978.

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STRANGE LOYALTY OF DR. CARL
Author:   SEIFERT, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03551
1 volume in 1 container

A wealthy doctor devotes his life to the charade of a marriage
with a psychotic, frail woman. When mysterious things began to
happen, he is forced to face the consequences of his wife's acts.

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STRANGER AND AFRAID
Author:   BROWN, MORNA DORIS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02028
1 volume in 1 container

When Holly Dunthorne returns to the village that was her home, she
finds an old friend accused of beating up an old man and, later,
committing a murder.  Everyone and everything has changed, and Holly
is afraid.

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STRANGER TREAD LIGHT
Author:   MUIR, JEAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01304
1 volume in 1 container

Prudence's hosts in Mexico City set out to find a date for her so
that they can all go to a ball. In desperation, Ed invites a good
looking stranger he meets at a bar, who charms Prudence but
envelops her in mystery and murder. 1971.

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STRANGERS AMONG THE DEAD
Author:   BELLAIRS, GEORGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR LITTLEJOHN     

LB  01996
1 volume in 1 container

Thomas Littlejohn #43
When 30,000 pounds and the bank manager disappear, the mystery
goes unsolved until six years later when his body is discovered
in a local tomb. Who got the money?

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STRATEGIC MOVES
Author:   WOODS, STUART
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: STONE BARRINGTON     

LB  06627
1 volume in 1 container

Attorney Stone Barrington reels in a big--but shady--client for his
law firm, assists lottery winner Herbie Fisher with his legal
problems, and agrees to represent a fugitive arms dealer in
negotiations with the CIA. Further complicating Stone's life: his
latest lover is murdered. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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STREETS OF DEATH
Author:   SHANNON, DELL, 1921-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LUIS MENDOZA MYSTERY   27

LB  02693
1 volume in 1 container

Mendoza and his colleagues in the robbery and homicide division of the
Los Angeles police department find themselves in the midst of a number
of troublesome and confusing crimes.
Luis Mendoza #27.

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STRONG POISON
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    5

LB  00134
1 volume in 1 container

Harriet Vane is a mystery writer. When her fiancé, Philip Boyes, dies
suddenly under circumstances described in one of her novels, Harriet
becomes a prime suspect. She is defended by the inimitable Lord Peter
Wimsey, who attempts to prove her innocence and to make her his wife.
Peter Wimsey #6.

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STUDY IN SCARLET
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  05283
1 volume in 1 container

Published in 1887 when Doyle was twenty-five, this, his first book,
introduces the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes
tackles a gruesome case that begins with the murder of a girl and her
lover in Utah, spreads to the capital cities of Europe, and reaches a
fatal climax in England.  [Also LB 774.]
[BR 10561 includes an introduction by editor Owen Dudley Edwards and a
chronology of Doyle's work.]
Sherlock Holmes #1

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STUDY IN SCARLET AND THE SIGN OF FOUR
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00774
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of short stories about Sherlock Holmes.
["Study in Scarlet" also BR 10561.]

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SUDDEN, FEARFUL DEATH: AN INSPECTOR WILLIAM MONK MYSTERY #4
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WILLIAM MONK AND HESTER LATTERLY MYSTERY    4

LB  04645
1 volume in 1 container

Now a private investigator, William Monk is hired by a genteel
Victorian woman to determine the identity of her sister's rapist.
Meanwhile, Monk's benefactress, Lady Callandra Daviot, comes up with
another case for Monk. A nurse has been murdered at the hospital where
Daviot has recently been appointed to the board. The police have
their suspicions, but it is Monk, Daviot, and their acquaintance,
Hester Latterly, who do the real digging.

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SUMMER AT THE LAKE
Author:   GREELEY, ANDREW M., 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04618
1 volume in 1 container

A romantic triangle featuring an ex-Marine and a disillusioned priest,
both in love with the same woman who is unhappily married. The
romance is played out against the background of a mysterious car
accident in which two of their friends were killed. A vicious
scandal, a cover up, rumors of murder and a metal box with $50,000
in it ended their summer together. 1997.

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SUMMER OF THE DRAGON
Author:   PETERS, ELIZABETH, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02760
1 volume in 1 container

D.J., a lovely graduate student, accepts a vague summer job with a
rich Arizona rancher who dabbles in the occult. The rancher is
spirited away, perhaps killed, shortly after D.J.'s arrival, and it
soon becomes apparent that she is the next target. 1979.

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SUMMER'S GRACE
Author:   LANCE, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01268
1 volume in 1 container

After a dry summer has ruined their flower farm, young Cathy Crowan
and her widowed mother decided to run a caravan camp on the site at
Lakeside, Devon.  Complications arise when a kidnapper is rumored to
be in the district and two of the caravanners are under suspicion.
1961.

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SUMMONS
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04974
1 volume in 1 container

Law professor Ray Atlee arrives at the family home in rural
Mississippi and discovers his elderly father dead--and three million
dollars in cash. Ray decides not to tell his drug-addicted brother
about the loot. But someone is soon after him and the money.
Some strong language. Bestseller.

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SUNDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY #1
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    1

LB  05143
1 volume in 1 container

Edinburgh. Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics,
witnesses a young man's fatal fall in a concert hall and becomes
convinced that his death is not suicide. Following intuition, Isabel
investigates, assisted by a frosty banker, an upright housekeeper, and
her niece's rejected boyfriend. Bestseller. 2004.

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SUNDAY THE RABBI STAYED HOME
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    3

LB  01051
1 volume in 1 container

Rabbi David Small becomes a little weary of the politics, dissension,
and factionalism of his congregation, and slightly disconcerted about
the idea of a "swinging" Passover service. He finds himself unprepared
to deal with modern urban problems or the Sunday murder of a
local carpenter's son.  1969.

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SUNSTROKE
Author:   KELLERMAN, JESSE
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  05052
1 volume in 1 container

Divorced, workaholic West Hollywood secretary Gloria Mendez receives
a disturbing voicemail from her boss, Carl Perreira, who is
vacationing in Mexico--then discovers he died in a car crash. Gloria
goes to retrieve Carl's body but soon questions whether he is really
dead. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2006.

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SWAN PEAK: A DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DAVE ROBICHEAUX NOVEL   17

LB  06080
1 volume in 1 container

Sheriff deputy Dave Robicheaux of New Iberia, Louisiana, his wife
Molly, and ex-partner Clete Purcel head to western Montana on
vacation. The men assist in a search for the murderer of two college
students, while an escaped convict arrives looking for his
ex-girlfriend. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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SWEET DANGER
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  02794
1 volume in 1 container

Campion and two of his friends investigate a mystery attached to a
long-lost inheritance which could have far-reaching implications for
the government should the papers fall into the wrong hands. The story
moves on to an old mill in Suffolk where the rightful descendents now
live, and swiftly moves to a climax as Campion gradually assembles the
necessary documents and clues with another "interested" party hot on
his trail.

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SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT: A SHADY GROVE MYSTERY
Author:   LYNN, JACKIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHADY GROVE     

LB  06116
1 volume in 1 container

When her husband left her for a younger woman, Rose Franklin bought
a camper and started traveling. She put down roots in Shady Grove,
along the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas, where she has
lived for almost two years now. After helping to solve two murders
in the area, Rose is now entangled in the murder of a young man from
South Dakota. Rose's young friend, Chariot, stands accused of the
murder, and Rose is determined to remove the shadow of suspicion from
Chariot and place it on the actual murderer.

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T IS FOR TRESPASS: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   20

LB  06163
1 volume in 1 container

Santa Teresa, California. After PI Kinsey Millhone's elderly neighbor
Gus Vronsky falls, his great-niece hires nurse Solana Rojas to care
for him. Kinsey investigates Solana's background, but doesn't learn
until much later that Solana is a sociopath who is abusing and robbing
Gus. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2007.

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TAINT IN THE BLOOD: A KATE SHUGAK MYSTERY
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   14

LB  04910
1 volume in 1 container

Thirty-one years ago in Anchorage, Alaska, Victoria Muravieff was
convicted of murdering her seventeen-year-old son William. The jury
returned a quick verdict of guilty, believing the prosecutor's claims
that she had set fire to her own home with both her sons inside.
William died, and Oliver narrowly escaped. Victoria was sentenced to
life in prison without parole, and though she pled not guilty at
the trial, she never again denied her guilt. Now her daughter,
Charlotte, has hired Kate Shugak to clear her mother's name.

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TAKEN AT THE FLOOD: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01258
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07190
1 volume in 1 container

Gordon Cloade is killed in an air raid on London.  He has left no will
and his vast fortune passes to his young wife, Rosaleen.  But five
other people have been promised a share in that fortune.  Now it can
only become theirs if Rosaleen should happen to die before them.
[Also published as "There is a Tide"  CX 11283  RD 11283]

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TALE OF APPLEBECK ORCHARD: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #6
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    6

LB  06646
1 volume in 1 container

Out of spite for having his haystacks burnt, Mr. Harmsworth barricades
a common path through his orchard and Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat
Council want answers. Reliable witnesses, including some Big Folk,
say the arson was the handiwork of a lantern-wielding specter. The
mournful ghost has a message and Miss Beatrix Potter hopes to figure
it out. 2009.

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TALE OF BRIAR BANK: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #5
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    5

LB  06101
1 volume in 1 container

Snow has draped a woolly shawl over Near Sawrey, where Miss Beatrix
Potter has retreated to her country house. But the quiet setting
belies the buzz below the surface, where Mr. Wickstead has met his
death under a tree limb. The villagers are certain that his death
had to do with a treasure he dug up last spring. As often happens,
the town's animals know more than the Big Folk. 2008

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TALE OF CASTLE COTTAGE: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    8

LB  07016
1 volume in 1 container

It's the heart of the summer in 1913, and Beatrix Potter is eager to
marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few
obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, including
opposition from Mr. and Mrs. Potter, and a slight problem with the
remodeling of Castle Cottage - Will and Beatrix's future home. 2011.

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TALE OF CUCKOO BROW WOOD: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #3
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    3

LB  06099
1 volume in 1 container

English Lake District, 1907. Rats overrun author Beatrix Potter's
beloved Hill Top Farm. Meanwhile, vicar Samuel Sackett endures his own
unwanted houseguests, Major Kittredge and his mysterious new wife move
into his family's gothic mansion by Cuckoo Brow Wood, and a nefarious
London developer plans to build lakeside villas. 2006.

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TALE OF HAWTHORN HOUSE: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #4
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    4

LB  06100
1 volume in 1 container

English Lake District, 1908. After someone leaves a baby girl on the
steps of Hill Top Farm during harvesting, Beatrix Potter tries to find
the mother. The child is given to the justice of the peace and his
sister to mind, while traveling gypsies are questioned. Includes
recipes. 2007.

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TALE OF HILL TOP FARM: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #1
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    1

LB  06098
1 volume in 1 container

Lake District, England; 1905. Author Beatrix Potter, still mourning
her fiancé’s death, buys a farm in the country. Villagers in nearby
Sawrey are suspicious of the sudden passing of local resident Abigail
Tolliver. Beatrix and her pets offer to help solve the mystery. 2004.

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TALE OF HOLLY HOW: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #2
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    2

LB  06224
1 volume in 1 container

English Lake District, 1906. Author Beatrix Potter and her pets are
busy restoring Hill Top Farm, near the village of Sawrey, when they
discover the body of a local shepherd. While investigating they also
befriend an orphaned girl who is ignored by her grandmother, Lady
Longford. 2005.

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TALE OF OAT CAKE CRAG: THE COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER #7
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COTTAGE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER    7

LB  06597
1 volume in 1 container

In the Lake District, noisy test flights of the new hydroplane are
disrupting life in the village of Near Sawrey. Miss Beatrix Potter can
barely hear herself think - which she needs to do for her new case.
Grace Lythecoe has been receiving anonymous letters threatening her
good name. Beatrix must proceed quietly, so as not to arouse village
gossip. And there is yet another piece of business for Beatrix to
address: that of her own future. With a second chance at love,
sometimes causing a disturbance can be well worth the trouble. 2010.

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TALES OF THE WOLF
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03794
1 volume in 1 container

Private investigator Wolf Lannihan solves a series of tricky cases
with his wits.  In "The Rogue Man," he investigates a fellow operative's
involvement in industrial arson.  "The Woman in the Lake" finds
Wolf among the rich and famous on the resort island of St. Crispin.
Some descriptions of violence and sex.

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TALLANT FOR DISASTER
Author:   YORK, ANDREW
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02285
1 volume in 1 container

Grand Flamingo is a West Indian paradise apparently prospering
under its premier, John Castanos, but the government needs cash.
So the possibility that there may be a vast treasure on his very
doorstep encourages the prime minister to mobilize all the nation's
resources for its recovery.  That other people are also interested,
and that two of them have already been murdered, seems irrelevant.
But Colonel Munroe, commissioner of police, has his own ideas about
the prevention of crime.

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TARGET FOR TERROR
Author:   JACOBS, T.C.H
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01175
1 volume in 1 container

Mike Seton, deserted by his wife Rosalie, finds work in a news-agency
office. He meets her again and is plunged into a succession of
violent incidents with Rosalie as a target for terror. Mike learns
from the French Secret Service that she is a wanted murderess, but he
tries to shield her.

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TASTE FOR DEATH
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  03782
1 volume in 1 container

A cabinet minister is found with his throat slashed in the vestry
behind the altar of St. Matthew's in London, and across the room a
derelict lies dead, killed in the same grisly manner.  In charge of
the investigation is brooding Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgliesh.
Some violence. Bestseller 1986.

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TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT: THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY   10

LB  06234
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Agency"
Mr. Leungo Molofololo, proprietor of a local soccer team, believes a
saboteur is to blame for a recent losing streak. He hires Precious
Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to investigate the
players. Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe tries to salvage her trusty, but
ailing, little van. Bestseller.  2009.

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TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE #2
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY    2

LB  04861
1 volume in 1 container

(The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series #2) Precious Ramotswe is the
eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies' detective
agency in Botswana. In "Tears of the Giraffe" she tracks a wayward
wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an
American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the
midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to
a good, kind man, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her
talented secretary, she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly
increased by two.

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TELL ME, PRETTY MAIDEN: A MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY
Author:   BOWEN, RHYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOLLY MURPHY MYSTERY    7

LB  06016
1 volume in 1 container

New York, 1902. Private investigator Molly Murphy finds a beautiful
young woman lying unconscious in snow-covered Central Park. As Molly
visits local theatres and flophouses in an attempt to learn what
happened, she is aided by her beau, Daniel--a wrongfully suspended
police captain--and influential friends like reporter Nelly Bly. 2008.

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TEN-LB. PENALTY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04563
1 volume in 1 container

Eighteen-year-old Ben Juliard abandons his dream of becoming a
professional jockey when he is falsely accused of drug abuse. After
Ben joins the staff of his politically ambitious father, whose
enemies aim to derail his promising career, the pair join forces
in opposing the scandal-mongers.  Bestseller.

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TENTH COMMANDMENT
Author:   SANDERS, LAWRENCE, 1920-1998
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03281
1 volume in 1 container

Joshua Bigg, the short chief investigator for an offbeat law firm,
finds that the link between one client's apparent suicide and the
disappearance of another is a widow-loving lay minister, Reverend
Knurr.  Bigg plows his way through a mountain of clues and starts
building a case against the killer when it is discovered that the
missing man is dead. Bestseller.

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TENTH LIFE
Author:   LOCKRIDGE, RICHARD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: CAPTAIN HEIMRICH MYSTERY     

LB  02335
1 volume in 1 container

When Inspector Heimrich takes his ailing Great Dane to the animal
hospital, he finds the handsome veterinarian sprawled on the floor and
a syringe beside his dead body.  With a bizarre assortment of clues to
assist him, Heimrich investigates some of the local residents involved
in the doctor's life.

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TERRIBLE PEOPLE
Author:   WALLACE, EDGAR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01094
1 volume in 1 container

Clay Shelton, forger and swindler, was finally convicted
and hanged for the murder of a policeman.  There the case
should have rested but the judge, the prosecuting counsel
and the hangman each met his death at the hands of those
unseen, unknown terrible people.  The next man on their
list was the detective who arrested Clay.

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TERROR
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00729
1 volume in 1 container

Introducing Dr. Palfrey, Director of Z-5, international crime
fighting organization. A novel combining sophistication and suspense
with elements of science fiction at its horrifying best.

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TERROR TRAP
Author:   CREASEY, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01192
1 volume in 1 container

Two men are murdered who both had connections with a large oil
concession. Jim Burke of dept. Z of British Intelligence is called in
to head the investigation. He knows that he is up against something
really big which could mean economic disaster for Britain and attempts
are made on his life.  1936.

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TEST CASE: THE HARDY BOYS MYSTERY STORIES, BOOK 171
Author:   DIXON, FRANKLIN W
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 4 - 7
Series: HARDY BOYS MYSTERIES  171

LB  04832
1 volume in 1 container

When one of the new statewide tests shows up in Tony's book bag, Joe
knows his friend didn't steal it. Both boys are suspended anyway.
Now it's up to Joe to clear them. For grades 4-7.

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TEST OF WILLS: AN INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY
Author:   TODD, CHARLES
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR IAN RUTLEDGE MYSTERY    1

LB  06338
1 volume in 1 container

London, 1919. Scotland Yard needs an experienced -- but expendable --
detective to investigate a colonel's murder. Inspector Ian Rutledge,
tormented since returning from WWI, is assigned the politically
sensitive case. His reputation at stake, Rutledge questions the
victim's beautiful ward, her war-hero fiancé, and a shell-shocked
witness. Some violence. 1991.

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THEBAN MYSTERIES
Author:   CROSS, AMANDA, 1926-2003
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE FANSLER MYSTERY    4

LB  02958
1 volume in 1 container

Kate Fansler, professor of literature and amateur detective, is
teaching a seminar on Antigone at her old alma matter, Theban, New
York's most exclusive girls' school.  As tragedy follows tragedy at
the school, Kate becomes caught up in solving the mysteries and
discovers some bizarre activities.

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THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: THEODORE BOONE    1

LB  06477
1 volume in 1 container

Both kids and adults ask eighth grader Theo for legal advice because
he knows the court system so well. But when his friend Julio
approaches Theo about a possible surprise witness for an ongoing
murder trial - the biggest in Strattenburg's history - it's Theo's
turn to seek counsel. For grades 5-8. 2010.

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THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01204
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07103
1 volume in 1 container

Victoria Jones, just fired from her typing job in London, met a
handsome young man in the park who said he was going to Baghdad.
Victoria talked him into letting her go too, but to her amazement
and fear, she became a key figure in a plot against world peace.

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THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS: A MISS MARPLE MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  01167
1 volume in 1 container

LB  06988
1 volume in 1 container

Two hundred juvenile delinquents were no problem at all for
Miss Marple--at least not compared with the half dozen members
of a wealthy family who were intimately connected with murder.
[Also published as "Murder with Mirrors" RC 12612]

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THIEF OF TIME: A NOVEL
Author:   HILLERMAN, TONY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOE LEAPHORN AND JIM CHEE MYSTERY    8

LB  04196
1 volume in 1 container

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navaho tribal police, grieving over the
death of his wife, resigns from the force when he is unable to resume
ordinary life after his loss.  But then an archaeologist disappears,
and the old juices begin to flow, especially when Leaphorn learns
that Officer Jim Chee is investigating the killing of two artifact
robbers linked to the archaeologist's disappearance.  Some strong
language.  Bestseller 1988.

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THIN AIR: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   22

LB  04410
1 volume in 1 container

Spenser's long-time friend, police detective Frank Belson, has sought
out Spenser because he needs someone who will understand his problem.
His young bride, Lisa St. Claire, has disappeared without a trace. At
first Belson wants no help, but after Belson is shot, Spenser begins
searching for Lisa. He uncovers a rather unsavory past and learns
that Lisa is being held by her sociopathic ex-lover.  Bestseller.
Strong language.

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THIN MAN
Author:   HAMMETT, DASHIELL, 1894-1961
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04761
1 volume in 1 container

This classic detective story introduces the famous sleuth Nick
Charles and his wife Nora. A rich, glamorous couple, they solve
homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and
unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles
as a sophisticated comedy of manners.

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THINK TWICE
Author:   SCOTTOLINE, LISA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ROSATO AND ASSOCIATES     

LB  06319
1 volume in 1 container

Intent on stealing her sister's money, Alice Connelly buries alive
her identical twin Bennie Rosato and poses as her. Alice fools
coworkers at Bennie's law firm and even Bennie's boyfriend, but
Bennie escapes and comes after Alice. Some violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. 2010.

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THIRD BULLET AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CARR, JOHN DICKSON, 1906-1977
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00779
1 volume in 1 container

In "The Third Bullet," a newly convicted man threatens his judge.
After his release, the judge is murdered and the ex-convict is
rearrested. But did he do it? This book also includes six short
stories and all show Carr at his puzzling best.

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THIRTEEN PROBLEMS: A MISS MARPLE COLLECTION
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  00775
1 volume in 1 container

Thirteen tales of crime matched by Miss Marple's expert detection.
The problems include brutal murder, violent and supernatural death,
a thief who committed his crime twice, and the disappearance of
gold bars from a galleon. Miss Marple solves each case by delving
into her vast experience of human nature. Also published as "The
Tuesday Club Murders."
Contents: The Tuesday night club - The idol house of Astarte -
Ingots of gold - The blood stained pavement - Motive v. opportunity
The thumb mark of St. Peter - The blue geranium - The companion
The four suspects - A Christmas tragedy - The herb of death -
The affair at the bungalow - Death by drowning.

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THIRTY-NINE STEPS
Author:   BUCHAN, JOHN, 1875-1940
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00780
1 volume in 1 container

Classic English mystery first published in 1922 focuses on Richard
Hannay who attempts to foil an international conspiracy and comes
under suspicion of murder. Exposed to the double risk of capture
by the police and assassination by the members of a powerful secret
society, Hannay knows he must solve the riddle of the thirty-nine
steps.

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THIS ROUGH MAGIC
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00373
1 volume in 1 container

When Lucy visits the island of Corfu, considered by some to have
been the setting for the TEMPEST, she finds a retired Shakespearean
actor, a friendly dolphin, and a great deal of sinister adventure.

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THISTLE AND TWIGG
Author:   SAUMS, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: THISTLE AND TWIGG     

LB  06257
1 volume in 1 container

Jane Thistle is a widow who has just settled down in Tallulah,
Alabama, after a long and happy life with her husband, whose military
career took them all over the world. Her new best friend is Phoebe
Twigg, also a widow, who has lived in Tallulah all her life. Phoebe's
warm, colorful personality and Jane's worldly refinement make them
quite a team. The two ladies bond quickly when they stumble on a
dead body while walking in the woods near Jane's new house. And
that's not all. Someone seems to be threatening Jane's neighbor.
2007.

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THOUGH NOT DEAD: A KATE SHUGAK NOVEL
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   18

LB  06699
1 volume in 1 container

Kate is attacked while reading the diaries of her late uncle, "Old
Sam". When she discovers that Sam changed his will shortly before he
died, she searches for clues to his past and finds a Russian icon and
a deed to valuable property. Some violence and some strong language.
2011.

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THREE ACT TRAGEDY: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02011
1 volume in 1 container

The theater and its people inspire this rehearsal for murder, but
with illumination by Hercule Poirot.  A good chance that even Poirot
might have been killed.
[Also published as "Murder in Three Acts"  RC 11655]

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THREE BAGS FULL: A SHEEP DETECTIVE STORY
Author:   SWANN, LEONIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05306
1 volume in 1 container

On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of
sheep gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned
to the ground with a spade. George has carefully tended his flock.
Every night since they were lambs he has read aloud to them, which
has made them far savvier than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple,
the smartest sheep in Glennkill, they set out to find George's killer.
2005.

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THREE BLIND MICE AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS MARPLE MYSTERY     

LB  04735
1 volume in 1 container

Formerly published as "The Mousetrap"
One novelette and eight short stories featuring either Miss Marple or
Hercule Poirot.  1925.
Contents:  Three blind mice -- Strange jest -- Tape-measure murder
The case of the perfect maid -- The case of the caretaker -- The
third-floor flat -- The adventure of Johnnie Waverly -- Four and
twenty blackbirds -- The love detectives.

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THROUGH THE FIRE
Author:   NOBLE, DIANE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06075
1 volume in 1 container

When Kate and Paul Hanlon leave their home in San Antonio to take
over the pastorate of Faith Briar Church, they're excited about
embracing the small town way of life. But they arrive in Copper Mill
to see their new church in flames and evidence shows that the fire
was not an accident. Kate sets out to investigate and makes friends
in town. Threatening phone calls, mysterious packages, and a life
and death chase only make her certain that she's on the right path.
Meanwhile, Paul struggles to keep the wounded church together. 2007.

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THROUGH THE HEART
Author:   MORGENROTH, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06433
1 volume in 1 container

In "Through the Heart," two lovers recall the progression of a
passionate affair that ends with a chilling murder. Nora and Timothy
take turns telling their side of the story. Nora works in a coffee
shop and lives paycheck to paycheck in a small Kansas town. Timothy
lives in Manhattan, responsible for no one and nothing except managing
his family's millions. When these two meet, it seems like the
beginning of a fairy tale - except that most fairy tale romances don't
include a dead body. Strong language. 2010.

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THROW WIDE THE DOOR
Author:   LORING, EMILIE BAKER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02432
1 volume in 1 container

Elinor Parks, a gallant young girl, returns to her home town and takes
a job with a newcomer, a young millionaire whose past is shrouded in
mystery. Unwittingly, Elinor learns of plans for a bank robbery. The
gang will stop at nothing to keep her silent. 1961.

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THUNDER ON THE RIGHT
Author:   STEWART, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01112
1 volume in 1 container

Romantic mystery set at a remote convent near the Franco-Spanish
border where Jennifer Silver goes to spend a few weeks with her
widowed cousin. She is told on arriving that her cousin has died in an
automobile crash, but Jennifer suspects otherwise.

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THUNDERBIRD TRAIL
Author:   MACDONALD, WILLIAM COLT, 1891-1968
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06949
1 volume in 1 container

Trapped in a ranch house, a gang of train robbers were holding off a
posse. Gregory Quist, Special Investigator for the Texas Northern and
Arizona Southern Railroad, was thinking any minute now, when a rifle
barked and the sheriff called for an immediate attack. His last
command was to close in, ignore the bullets, and pretend not to care
whether death came or not. 1946.

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THURSDAY THE RABBI WALKED OUT
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    7

LB  02217
1 volume in 1 container

Barnard's Crossing's chief of police turns to Rabbi David Small for
assistance in solving the murder of a much-feared millionaire anti-
Semite. The rabbi applies all of his Talmudic skills and training,
including the help of his charming wife, Miriam, to the case. Some
strong language. 1978.

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TIGER IN THE SMOKE
Author:   ALLINGHAM, MARGERY, 1904-1966
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALBERT CAMPION     

LB  01411
1 volume in 1 container

The killer made his way through the London fog, knowing that all
doors were closed to him. Whenever he was cornered, he killed as an
animal does--ruthlessly, unfeelingly. Then his path crossed Mr.
Campion's; each knew this was the age-old struggle between the
jungle law of survival at any cost and civilized man protecting
his loved ones.

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TIGHTROPE WALKER
Author:   GILMAN, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02379
1 volume in 1 container

A shy young woman with a painful childhood finds a disturbing message
in a secondhand hurdy-gurdy that she buys for her shop of treasures
and junk. With the help of a graphologist whom she soon learns to
love, she heads for Maine and pieces together a tale of murder and
obsession.

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TIME OF THE WOLVES: WESTERN STORIES
Author:   MULLER, MARCIA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05280
1 volume in 1 container

Ten short stories set in the west. In the title piece, which won the
Spur Award, Alma fights for survival against wolves and discovers
strength through fear. In "Sisters" Lydia befriends Curious Cat,
forming a bond based on loneliness. In "The Lost Coast" Sharon McCone
investigates a murder. 2003.

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TIME TO KILL
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01181
1 volume in 1 container

So many people could have killed the glamorous Linda Brockton. The
suspects range from an ailing, over-sensitive teenager to Oswald
Cortice, a tycoon highly respected in big business circles. All of
them had their motives.

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TO KILL A WITCH
Author:   KNOX, BILL, 1928-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02004
1 volume in 1 container

Two Scottish police inspectors uncover a pattern of violence in a
Glasgow suburb and members of a witchcraft coven seem to be
involved.

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TO STUDY A LONG SILENCE
Author:   CLINTON-BADDELEY, VICTOR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02717
1 volume in 1 container

In this, the sadly final story featuring the delightful Dr. Davie,
the action centers around the Winston School of Dramatic Art. As a
tremendous enthusiast of "commedia dellarte," Dr. Davie is unable to
resist an invitation to the school to see a performance of one such
play. However, his other great interest, crime detection, is aroused
when, after the play has finished, the actor playing Pantalon is found
murdered in the wings.

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TO THE NINES
Author:   EVANOVICH, JANET
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: STEPHANIE PLUM NOVEL    9

LB  05030
1 volume in 1 container

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is assigned by her
cousin Vinnie to track down guest worker Samuel Singh, who was
expected to return to India. When Singh's acquaintances begin to be
murdered, Plum's search leads her and skip-tracer Ranger to Las Vegas.
Strong language and some violence. 2003.

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TOM SAWYER ABROAD AND TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE
Author:   TWAIN, MARK, 1835-1910
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05324
1 volume in 1 container

These are further adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. In "Tom
Sawyer Abroad" the boys and former slave Jim make a balloon voyage
to the Near and Middle East, having many adventures and visiting the
Pyramids and Mt. Sinai. In "Tom Sawyer, Detective," Tom solves a
complicated mystery involving stolen diamonds, mistaken identity and
a murder charge against his Uncle Silas.
"Tom Sawyer, Detective" also available as RC 10793.

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TOOTH OF TIME: A MAXIE AND STRETCH MYSTERY #2
Author:   HENRY, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAXIE AND STRETCH MYSTERY     

LB  05124
1 volume in 1 container

Sixty-three-year-old Alaskan Maxie McNabb is always up to something
new. This time, Maxie and her canine companion Stretch head to New
Mexico where she plans to learn to weave. But everything goes haywire
for the sleepy town when a local woman attempts suicide. A casualty
of her husband's mid-life crisis, she was replaced by a newer, sexier
model. Maxie may be on vacation, but she's determined to help the
poor woman.

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TOPPER
Author:   SMITH, THORNE, 1892-1934
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03633
1 volume in 1 container

Mild-mannered banker Cosmo Topper buys a second-hand car that is
haunted by the ghosts of its former owners, George and Marion Kerby.
The rowdy couple, determined to rescue Topper from his drab life,
include him in their madcap pranks and adventures. 1999 introduction
by Carolyn See. 1926.

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TORCH TOWN BOOGIE
Author:   WOMACK, STEVEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04630
1 volume in 1 container

When the mansion opposite private investigator Harry Denton's
apartment is consumed in a suspicious fire, it appears to be the work of
the 'East Nashville Arsonist.'  This time, however, the conflagration
includes murder.  The bludgeoned victim, left there to roast, was the
man that Harry's ex-wife, Lanie, was planning to marry.  As the
victim's will bequeaths a chunk of money to Lanie, the cops now
assume that she was the killer.  So it's up to Harry to pit his wits
against a maniac, before his ex goes up the river - or more lives go
up in flames. 1993.

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TOTAL CONTROL
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04522
1 volume in 1 container

Jason Archer tells his attorney wife, Sidney, he is flying to Los
Angeles for a job interview when in fact he is traveling to Seattle
to hand over company secrets. When the L.A. plane that Jason was
supposed to be on blows up, Sidney and FBI agent Lee Sawyer try to
determine what actually happened to Jason.  Bestseller.
  Strong language, violence, and some descriptions of sex.

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TOWARDS ZERO
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SUPERINTENDENT BATTLE MYSTERIES     

LB  01372
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07307
1 volume in 1 container

**Also available in RC 64438 "Agatha Christie's Detectives."**
Scotland Yard's pokerfaced Detective Battle discovers that his
methodical sleuthing stands him in good stead, even on his vacation,
when he is called to investigate the death of an autocratic invalid.
This story begins long before the murder happens, with all the causes
and events that bring certain people to a certain place at a certain
time on a certain day. All converge towards a given spot...and then,
Zero Hour! 1944.

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TOWER ABBEY
Author:   HOLLAND, ISABELLE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02764
1 volume in 1 container

At the urgent request of an old acquaintance, New York editor Candida
Brown, with her many pets, reluctantly goes to Tower Abbey, a vast
mansion overlooking the Hudson River. There she falls in love and
attempts to break the spell of doom that haunts the place. 1978.

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TREACHEROUS ROAD
Author:   HARVESTER, SIMON
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00728
1 volume in 1 container

Dorian Silk takes a dangerous trip into the Egyptian sector of
Yemen.  The menacing atmosphere of the Middle East is brought into
sharp focus in the masterful complicated plot.

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TREACHERY IN DEATH
Author:   ROBB, J.D., 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: EVE DALLAS   33

LB  06799
1 volume in 1 container

While hiding in a gym shower stall, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's partner
Peabody overhears two corrupt cops angrily discussing a murder. Dallas
and Peabody work secretly to target the ring leader, aspiring police
captain Renee Oberman, whose father was a well-respected commander.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller.
2011.

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TREASURE AT BLUE HERON LAKE
Author:   DAVIS, SUSAN PAGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: MAINELY MYSTERIES     

LB  06596
1 volume in 1 container

Emily Gray returns to visit Baxter, Maine, after seven years of
building her career as a journalist in the city and simply seeks rest
in the slow-paced small town. After Emily reunites with old flame
Nate Holman, the two spend a weekend at a friend's hunting resort.
And when one of the guides is murdered, the owner calls on Nate and
Emily for support and a bit of sleuthing. Did the legend of a hidden
treasure at Blue Heron Lake lure the murderer? 2008.

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TREE OF HANDS
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  03463
1 volume in 1 container

In London, successful novelist and unwed mother Benet Arachdale is
raising a two-year-old son when her erratic mother arrives from Spain
for a visit. Upon the son's sudden death, Benet's mother casually
steals a child that she finds sitting on a wall in nearby Winterside
Downs. Complications quickly ensue.
Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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TRIAL RUN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02658
1 volume in 1 container

An English gentleman rider, Randall, is asked to visit Russia and
check out what is going on in and around the equestrian stables
being prepared for the British Olympic riding team. Randall, tipped
off only to the fact that an element of danger surrounds the code
name "Alyosha," is about to have his first experience with terrorism.
Some strong language.

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TRICK OF THE LIGHT: A THREE PINES MYSTERY
Author:   PENNY, LOUISE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: THREE PINES    7

LB  07075
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Gamache attends Clara Morrow's solo art show in Montreal.
The next morning he is summoned to Three Pines village after the
Morrows discover Lillian Dyson dead in their garden. Clara's childhood
friendship with Lillian was shattered when Lillian wrote a scathing
review of Clara's student work. Strong language. 2011.

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TRICK OR TREAT: A CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CORINNA CHAPMAN MYSTERY    4

LB  07069
1 volume in 1 container

When a cut-price franchise bakery opens down the street from Earthly
Delights and crowds flock to purchase the bread, baker Corinna
Chapman is understandably nervous. And when her lover Daniel's old
friend, gorgeous Georgiana Hope, sets up residence in his house, it
doesn't take Corinna long to work out that she's up to something.
Can Corinna maneuver the maze of health regulations, missing
boyfriends, sinister strangers, fraudulent companies and back-alley
ambushes? Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of
sex. 2007.

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TROUBLE WITH PRODUCT X
Author:   AIKEN, JOAN, 1924-2004
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02628
1 volume in 1 container

High on the Cornish cliffs, in the shadow of a silent and eerie
castle, Martha Gilroy discovered that a madman was stalking her,
a phantom who believed she had something he needed.

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TROUBLED MAN: A KURT WALLANDER MYSTERY
Author:   MANKELL, HENNING, 1948-
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KURT WALLANDER MYSTERY    9

LB  06692
1 volume in 1 container

As aging chief inspector Wallander's forgetfulness gets him into
trouble at work, his daughter Linda has a baby with her lover Hans.
When the baby's ex-military grandfather goes missing, Hans asks
Wallander to investigate. Then Hans' mother disappears, too.
Originally published in Sweden in 2009. Some violence. Bestseller.
2011.

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TROUBLED WATERS
Author:   LEMARCHAND, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03106
1 volume in 1 container

Edward Tuke comes to Woodcombe to meet James Fordyce to help him
trace his English roots and is later found murdered in Manor Woods.
There seemed to be no connection between him and Leonard Bolling, a
retired bookseller who is most unpopular in the village.  Then
Bolling's house is set on fire.

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TUESDAY THE RABBI SAW RED
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    5

LB  01744
1 volume in 1 container

Rabbi Small is happy with his part-time teaching job at a small
college until a nasty colleague is killed by a bust of Homer. 1973.

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TUMBLEWEED
Author:   VAN DE WETERING, JANWILLEM
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  02196
1 volume in 1 container

When an upscale prostitute is found stabbed to death aboard her
houseboat, Amsterdam detectives Grijpstra and de Gier head the
inquiry. Her clients all have alibis, and the victim is described
as a witch with foreign connections. The two sleuths doggedly pursue
the trail of clues to a small island and an unlikely killer. Violence.
1976.

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TURN OF MIND
Author:   LAPLANTE, ALICE, 1958-
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06857
1 volume in 1 container

Recently widowed hand surgeon Jennifer White is suffering from
dementia. When her longtime friend Amanda is found dead with four
fingers surgically removed, Jennifer becomes a person of interest. A
police detective probes Jennifer's fragmented memories while the
caretaker and children she rarely recognizes try to protect her.
Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

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TWELVE DEATHS OF CHRISTMAS
Author:   BABSON, MARIAN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02778
1 volume in 1 container

A Christmas killer with a penchant for carving knives transfixes
London and presents the police with a seemingly insoluble case. As the
detectives' frustration grows, the reader learns the nameless killer
is a boarder in an upper-class roominghouse where a big Christmas
dinner is being planned.

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TWISTED
Author:   KELLERMAN, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  05034
1 volume in 1 container

L.A. detective Petra Connor juggles difficult cases, departmental
sabotage, and personal fallout. A further complication is grad student
whiz kid Isaac Gomez, who links serial murders by statistical
analysis. Together Petra and Isaac seek a killer. Violence, strong
language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2004.

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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
Author:   KENRICK, TONY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01695
1 volume in 1 container

Dibley, Swaboda and Byrd get their car totaled in a Bronz pothole and
to recoup their loss, go straight to the Mayor--with a captured Staten
Island Ferry and an army Howitzer to get his attention. So do three
crooks who enlarge on the scheme via a commandeered nuclear destroyer
with the Chase Manhattan Bank as target. A humorous suspense novel.
1974.

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TWO POINTS TO MURDER
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    8

LB  04181
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy searches for the practical joker who is stalking the Emerson
College basketball team before the team blows its chance for the
playoffs.

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TYCOON'S DEATH-BED
Author:   BELLAIRS, GEORGE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR LITTLEJOHN     

LB  01412
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard investigates the
murder of an electronics tycoon in the deluxe Carrington Hotel.

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TYRANT OF THE MIND: A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY #2
Author:   ROYAL, PRISCILLA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEDIEVAL MYSTERY    2

LB  06024
1 volume in 1 container

A nun and a monk defy death and dishonor at her family's Welsh
fortress. In the winter of 1271, death stalks the corridors of
Wynethorpe Castle on the Welsh border. When the Grim Reaper touches
the beloved grandson of the castle lord, Baron Adam sends for his
daughter, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal, and her sub-infirmarian, Sister
Anne, to save the child with prayers and healing talents. Escorting
them to the remote fortress is Brother Thomas, an unwilling monk
fighting his private demons. Death may be denied once in his quest
for souls but never twice. Soon after the trio arrives, an important
guest is murdered. The prioress's brother, bloody dagger in hand,
stands over the corpse. All others may believe in his guilt, but
Eleanor is convinced her brother is innocent.

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U IS FOR UNDERTOW: A KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   21

LB  06270
1 volume in 1 container

California, 1988. Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Sutton shares his
recovered childhood memories of an unsolved 1967 kidnapping case
involving a four-year-old girl with PI Kinsey Millhone. Though
skeptical, Kinsey agrees to take on the cold case. But Michael's
questionable reliability as a witness complicates Kinsey's
investigation. Bestseller.  2009.

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UNDER ORDERS: A SID HALLEY MYSTERY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SID HALLEY     

LB  05200
1 volume in 1 container

One-armed jockey-turned-private-investigator Sid Halley investigates
Internet gambling and possible race fixing for various clients. After
jockey Huw Walker is murdered during a race on Cheltenham Gold Cup
Day, Sid suspects the homicide is connected to his
investigation--especially after Sid's girlfriend is threatened.
Bestseller. 2006.

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UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR
Author:   WALKER, MARY WILLIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04515
1 volume in 1 container

Claiming the end of the world is near, Samuel Mordecai and his heavily
armed group have kidnapped school-bus driver Walter Demming and eleven
children.  During the fifty days the hostages are kept in an under-
ground pit, Vietnam vet Demming rallies them with stories and trains
them in defense. Meanwhile, journalist Molly Cates searches for
Mordecai's birth mother, hoping she will negotiate with the cult
leader.
Strong language and violence.

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UNDERGROUND MAN
Author:   MACDONALD, ROSS, 1915-1983
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LEW ARCHER     

LB  01313
1 volume in 1 container

A tangled case set against a raging California forest fire.
Detective Lew Archer searches for six-year-old Ronny Broadhurst who
has apparently been carried off by a disturbed young couple who
may be under the influence of drugs.

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UNDINE
Author:   YOUNG, PHYLLIS BRETT
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00762
1 volume in 1 container

Undine was the first Mrs. Cavell, beautiful and strange, with
a well-guarded secret.  Miranda is the second Mrs. Cavell.  She
learns to know her rival by a haunting that is to drive her to the
limits of fear.

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UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS: A CHIEF INSPECTOR WEXFORD MYSTERY
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR WEXFORD   13

LB  03552
1 volume in 1 container

Subtitle: A New Inspector Wexford Mystery.  Inspector Wexford's
investigation of the murder of a paint sales manager points to a number of
suspects. The victim was not only guilty of financial misdeeds, but
also was a bigamist and a philanderer who focused on Lolita types.
Later, when several men are knifed, the detective wonders if the
murders are related to a local radical feminist cult. Some strong
language and explicit descriptions of sex.

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UNNATURAL CAUSES
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: ADAM DALGLIESH MYSTERY     

LB  02597
1 volume in 1 container

When a famous mystery writer's mutilated corpse is found in a drifting
dinghy, ripples of horror spread among his bizarre circle of friends.
Adam Dalgliesh and his extraordinary aunt bring to light the shocking
truth about the dead man's secret life. Some strong language.

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UNNATURAL DEATH
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    3

LB  02309
1 volume in 1 container

A chance remark overheard in a restaurant starts a long inquiry, and
an apparently natural death is proved to have been a murder. Lord
Peter, aided by his friends, Parker from headquarters and a garrulous,
delightful maiden lady, Miss Climpson, have a difficult time catching
the murderess. 1927.

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UNNATURAL HABITS: A PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY
Author:   GREENWOOD, KERRY
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PHRYNE FISHER MYSTERY   19

LB  07295
1 volume in 1 container

When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene
Laundry in 1929 Melbourne, Australia and a pushy woman reporter
disappears while investigating, Phryne and Dot uncover a dark plot
involving piracy, convents, and creepy cellars. Some violence, some
strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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UNPLEASANTNESS AT THE BELLONA CLUB
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    4

LB  02284
1 volume in 1 container

Lord Peter Wimsey #4.    Because elderly Captain Fentiman always
snoozes in his chair at the club, nobody notices he has died until
many hours have passed. This poses a problem since his elderly,
wealthy, estranged sister has also died that very morning. If she died
before her brother, his grandsons inherit; if not, her fortune reverts
to someone else. Fentiman's attorney asks his friend Lord Peter Wimsey
to help him with this puzzle.

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UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN
Author:   JAMES, P.D
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02746
1 volume in 1 container

Cordelia Gray inherits a detective agency from her former partner
as well as the reopened case of a young man officially classified
as a suicide. A student at Cambridge, Mark had left school abruptly
and gone to work as a gardener for a strange family nearby, living
in the rundown cottage on the edge of their land.

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V IS FOR VENGEANCE
Author:   GRAFTON, SUE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY   22

LB  07020
1 volume in 1 container

1988. A middle-aged woman is found dead--an apparent suicide--soon
after PI Kinsey Millhone reports her to department-store detectives
for stealing. When the woman's boyfriend hires Kinsey to look into her
death, Kinsey's investigation uncovers a Mob family, a shoplifting
ring, and a star-crossed romance. Violence and strong language.
Bestseller.  2011.

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VALEDICTION: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   11

LB  03351
1 volume in 1 container

Private Investigator Spenser undergoes a transformation when
difficulties arise with his love life.  Hired to rescue a young woman
dancer allegedly kidnapped by a religious cult called the Bullies,
Spenser finds the woman and murder.  He also discovers a link between
the cult and a construction company that fronts for heroin processors. 
Some strong language.

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VALLEY OF FEAR
Author:   DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN, SIR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHERLOCK HOLMES     

LB  05949
1 volume in 1 container

Sherlock Holmes grapples with the criminal mastermind Professor
Moriarty to solve a foul murder that takes place in a Sussex manor
house. The investigation uncovers an earlier and grimmer history
of lawlessness and wholesale slaughter in a mining valley in the
United States.             Sherlock Holmes #7
[BR 10660, pub. 1995, includes Doyle's chronology and an introduction
by editor Owen Dudley Edwards.]

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VANISH IN PLAIN SIGHT
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07383
1 volume in 1 container

Since she was a little girl, Marisa Angelo has been haunted by the
image of her mother walking away, suitcase in hand, to return to her
Amish roots. Marisa and her "Englischer" father never saw or heard
from her again. Now Marisa has received a shocking call from police.
Her mother's bloodstained suitcase was found hidden inside the wall
of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse. No one - not the police or Marisa's
tight-lipped Amish relatives - can explain what happened to her
mother. 2011.

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VATICAN RIP
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04315
1 volume in 1 container

Lovejoy, a slick antiques dealer and sometime thug, is blackmailed
into learning Italian and insinuating himself near the Vatican to
retrieve a priceless Chippendale table in the possession of the Pope.
The outrageous adventure that begins as a comic caper turns deadly
serious even before Lovejoy gets the hang of things. Some strong
language.  1981.

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VAULT
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07024
1 volume in 1 container

Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has finally retired. But for all the
benefits of a more relaxed way of life, Wexford misses being the law.
So when Detective Superintendent Tom Ede is keen to recruit Wexford
as an adviser on a difficult case, he jumps at the opportunity. The
bodies of two women and two men - all unidentified - have been
discovered in the old coalhole of a house in St. John's Wood. Wexford
is intrigued and excited by the challenge - until this new
investigative role brings him into serious physical danger. 2011.

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VENETIAN BIRD
Author:   CANNING, VICTOR
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  03436
1 volume in 1 container

In Venice a disillusioned and unsuccessful private detective begins
to work on a seemingly straightforward case. He has been hired
to trace Gian Uccello but finds he has stumbled onto a complicated
plot of political assassination. 1951.

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VENETIAN MASK
Author:   ROBERTSON, COLIN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01413
1 volume in 1 container

Trouble sniffs at Detective Vick McBain's heels when he under-
takes a secret mission concerning a stolen Italian painting.
In Venice he sees a chance to add to his bank balance and almost
dies trying.

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VERMILION
Author:   WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A., 1903-2008
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02830
1 volume in 1 container

Lindsay Phillips, a New York fashion  designer, receives an
anonymous letter suggesting that her sister had a hand in their
father's death.  Lindsay's imaginary childhood playmate and adult
alter ego prods her to confront the mystery of her father's death,
the dark circumstances of her own birth, and her long-denied love
for her brother-in-law.   Bestseller

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VERY LAST GAMBADO
Author:   GASH, JONATHAN
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04325
1 volume in 1 container

This time, Lovejoy gets himself mixed up in all kinds of things: as
an advisor to a film on a robbery at the British Museum, and a robbery
at a Russian exhibition, and in the murder of famous antiques faker
Sam Shrouder. The worst part is that he finds his one loyal ally has
defected, and he is alone.

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VERY SIMPLE CRIME
Author:   JERKINS, GRANT
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  06748
1 volume in 1 container

A brutally murdered woman. A grieving and shattered husband.
Between them, their mentally handicapped son with a troubling history
of violent outbursts. It seems a simple, open-and-shut case. But is
it? A former rising legal star, Leo Hewitt is now just a junior
deputy prosecutor. Once blamed for setting free a notorious child
killer, he is eager to redeem himself by solving this intimate and
grisly crime. But as he digs below the surface of visible means and
motives, Leo discovers more disquieting questions than he ever
anticipated. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2010.

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VESPUCCI PAPERS
Author:   HEALEY, BEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01504
1 volume in 1 container

Harcourt d'Espinal, a courtly art dealer who specializes in forgeries,
plans to steal a recently discovered Botticelli painting. When a
lovely young art researcher is brought to Venice to trace the history
of the painting, she finds herself in a peculiar situation.

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VICTORIA VANISHES
Author:   FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: PECULIAR CRIMES UNIT     

LB  06750
1 volume in 1 container

A lonely hearts killer is targeting middle-aged women at some of
England's most well-known pubs. One night, Arthur Bryant, of the
Peculiar Crimes Unit, witnesses a drunk middle-aged lady coming out of
a pub and the next morning she is found dead at the exact spot where
their paths crossed. It seems a silent, secret killer is at work,
striking in full view. As their new team at the Peculiar Crimes Unit
goes in search of a madman, the octogenarian police detectives ready
themselves for the pub crawl of a lifetime. Some descriptions of sex,
some strong language, violence. 2008.

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VOICE IN THE DARKNESS
Author:   JAMES, MARGARET
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02587
1 volume in 1 container

When Harriet Marsh arrives to become governess to Valentine Easton's
nephew, Jonathan, she finds a world of mystery.

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WAIT FOR WHAT WILL COME
Author:   MICHAELS, BARBARA, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02269
1 volume in 1 container

To a huge, spooky house on the Cornish coast comes a young American
woman, the last survivor of the Tregellas family, and the inheritor
not only of the property but of what appears to be a frightful family
curse. She scoffs at superstition, being occupied with the romantic
attentions of several local swains, but the past soon brings terrors.

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WAITING FOR WILLA
Author:   EDEN, DOROTHY, 1912-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02286
1 volume in 1 container

A suspense novel set in Stockholm as winter settles down on the city
and its surrounding forest. As soon as Grace saw that her cousin's
letter was signed "Wilhelmina" she scented trouble. When no reply
came to her cable to Willa, Grace was sufficiently worried to fly to
Sweden, only to find that Willa had disappeared.

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WALKER IN SHADOWS
Author:   MICHAELS, BARBARA, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02398
1 volume in 1 container

Old-fashioned ghost story set in contemporary Maryland, with flash-
backs to the Civil War. A plucky widow and her teenage son become
intrigued by their new neighbors, a gruff man and his lovely young
daughter. When the girl is attacked by a hideous specter, the two
families team up for mutual protection, detective work, and romance.

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WALKING SHADOW: A SPENSER NOVEL
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SPENSER NOVEL   21

LB  04464
1 volume in 1 container

Because his lover, Susan, is on the theater's board, Spenser agrees
to investigate the stalking of a director. Before he can begin, an
actor is shot dead on stage. Puzzled when the stalker fails to re-
appear, Spenser is unbelieving when an actress approaches him with the
same complaint of being followed. While Spenser is concentrating on
other aspects of the confusing case, the actress is kidnapped.
Strong language and violence.

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WALLED FLOWER: A VICTORIA SQUARE MYSTERY
Author:   BARTLETT, LORRAINE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: VICTORIA SQUARE    2

LB  07342
1 volume in 1 container

When the bones belonging to Heather Winston, who went missing 22
years ago, are found in the walls of the Webster mansion, Katie
Bonner delves into this cold case at the behest of Heather's aunt, a
jewelry vendor at Artisans Alley. Some strong language, some violence,
and some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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WATCHING THE DARK
Author:   ROBINSON, PETER, 1950-
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: INSPECTOR ALAN BANKS   20

LB  07330
1 volume in 1 container

After Detective Inspector Bill Quinn is murdered while convalescing at
a police treatment center, DCI Banks finds photos of the recently
widowed Quinn with a young woman. Was Quinn being blackmailed--or just
too close to solving an old case? Strong language, some violence, and
some descriptions of sex. 2013.

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WATER'S LOVELY
Author:   RENDELL, RUTH, 1930-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05286
1 volume in 1 container

Nine years ago Ismay's stepfather Guy drowned in the bathtub.
Returning home after university, Ismay still wonders what really
happened and whether her sister Heather was somehow involved.
Commercial audiobook. 2007.

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WATSON'S CHOICE
Author:   MITCHELL, GLADYS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02036
1 volume in 1 container

A Sherlock Holmes dinner party with all guests dressed as characters
from stories erupts in confusion when a hound of Baskervilles shows
up.  It is up to Dame Beatrice Bradley to solve the mystery.

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WAXWORK
Author:   LOVESEY, PETER
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SERGEANT CRIBB     

LB  02492
1 volume in 1 container

In the 1880s Detective Sgt. Cribb of Scotland Yard methodically
investigates the case of a proper Victorian lady who has admitted to
poisoning her photographer husband's assistant because she was being
blackmailed. She's about to be hanged--and her confession may be
false. 1978.
Sgt. Cribb #8

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WAY OF THE TAMARISK
Author:   WORBOYS, ANNE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02676
1 volume in 1 container

Gillian St. Just, vacationing with her handsome new friend Jamie
Craven on a yacht off the coast of Sicily, soon realizes she has
become involved in a dangerous Mafia kidnapping plot which threatens
to implicate herself as well as her fellow passengers. 1974.

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WAY TO DUSTY DEATH
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01565
1 volume in 1 container

A series of accidents leads to kidnapping and murder and arrogant
Johnny Harlow, the greatest racing driver in Europe, becomes
involved. 1973.

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WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE
Author:   JACKSON, SHIRLEY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00388
1 volume in 1 container

A frightening story narrated by a child-like girl of eighteen, who
lives with her senile uncle and her older sister Constance, who was
acquitted of the poisoning of the rest of the family. The younger
sister convinces Constance that they should escape the cruel
curiosity of the townspeople by locking themselves in their house.  1962.

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WE SHALL NOT SLEEP: A WORLD WAR I NOVEL #5
Author:   PERRY, ANNE
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WORLD WAR I NOVEL    5

LB  05250
1 volume in 1 container

Siblings Matthew, Joseph, and Judith Reavley wind up in Flanders at
the close of the war. A German officer agrees to go to England and
expose the Peacemaker, a spy who had the Reavleys' parents murdered.
Sequel to "At Some Disputed Barricade" (RC 64441, BR 17174). Some
violence. 2007.

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WEDDING SHAWL: A SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY
Author:   GOLDENBAUM, SALLY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY    5

LB  06947
1 volume in 1 container

Izzy Chambers' heart is full but her stomach is in knots. She's about
to marry Sam Perry, and much remains to be done before the big day.
The Seaside Knitters have pitched in, and they're surprising Izzy with
an exquisite wedding shawl. But the wedding plans get complicated
when Tiffany, the hairstylist for the wedding party, disappears. And
when she's found dead, they begin to unravel. Some strong language.
2011.

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WEDNESDAY THE RABBI GOT WET
Author:   KEMELMAN, HARRY
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: RABBI SMALL    6

LB  02498
1 volume in 1 container

In a small New England town Rabbi David Small becomes involved in the
mysterious death of an old man with many enemies and in the
predicament of a young druggist facing a murder rap. In his own Talmudic
style, the rabbi comes up with a solution.
Some strong language.

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WELL KNOWN FACE
Author:   BELL, JOSEPHINE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00778
1 volume in 1 container

Jane Fuller had not see her husband since he had gone abroad
after being struck off the medical register.  When she goes to see
about a divorce, Jane learns that he has been found dead--in
her house.

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WERE HE A STRANGER
Author:   CRAIG, MARY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02541
1 volume in 1 container

With the hit-and-run killing of John Fast near his posh home in Big
Sur, his widow becomes the only suspect, since the fatal car is hers.
Her shock and despair are magnified when fingerprints prove that her
husband was really Graham Hastings, who had been cleared as a youth
for lack of evidence in a murder trial. 1978.

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WESTING GAME
Author:   RASKIN, ELLEN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 5 - 8

LB  04016
1 volume in 1 container

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an
unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his
death before they may claim their inheritance.  Newbery Award 1979.

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WHAT REMAINS OF HEAVEN
Author:   HARRIS, C.S
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06385
1 volume in 1 container

The Archbishop of Canterbury's request for help from former spy
Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is undeniably intriguing: The
bodies of two men have been found in an ancient crypt, their violent
deaths separated by decades. One is the Bishop of London, the elderly
Archbishop's favored but controversial successor. The identity of the
other seems lost in time. To Sebastian's consternation, the last
person to see the Bishop alive was Miss Hero Jarvis, with whom St.
Cyr shares an already strained, and somewhat complicated,
relationship. Violence, some strong language and some descriptions
of sex. 2009.

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WHEN EIGHT BELLS TOLL
Author:   MACLEAN, ALISTAIR, 1922-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01646
1 volume in 1 container

High adventure off the coast of Scotland involving a British
secret service agent and a gang of clever hijackers.  A story
of sailing and suspense heightened by the ambiguity of characters'
motives as millions of pounds of gold bullion are being pirated with
deadly efficiency.  A bleak lonely bay in the Western Highlands is
the focal point of many mysterious disappearances.

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WHEN IN GREECE
Author:   LATHEN, EMMA, PSEUD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PUTNAM THATCHER    9

LB  01340
1 volume in 1 container

Novel about the Sloan Guaranty Trust, a thirty-million-dollar hydro-
electric project in the mountains of Greece, and a military camp. The
company's representative is arrested by the army while waiting for a
train in Salonika and he immediately vanishes.
John Putnam Thatcher #9

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WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? A JACKSON BRODIE MYSTERY
Author:   ATKINSON, KATE
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: JACKSON BRODIE    3

LB  06706
1 volume in 1 container

England. Thirty years ago, Joanna witnessed the murder of her family.
Now a pediatrician and a new mother, Joanna goes missing soon after
her family's killer is released. Joanna's worried young nanny, put off
by the police, turns to injured PI Jackson Brodie. Violence and strong
language. 2008.

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WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06169
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07257
1 volume in 1 container

When she was sixteen, Carolyn MacKenzie's brother Mack disappeared
but each Mother's Day Mack makes a brief call home. Ten years later
Carolyn, now an attorney, interrupts the call to tell Mack that she
will find him. Despite a warning from Mack, Carolyn persists and
finds herself in danger. Bestseller. 2008

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WHERE THERE'S A WILL
Author:   STOUT, REX, 1886-1975
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: NERO WOLFE MYSTERY    8

LB  02888
1 volume in 1 container

Nero Wolfe and sidekick Archie Goodwin investigate the will of the
late, wealthy Noel Hawthorne. The deceased forty-nine-year-old's
sisters and widow, furious he left the bulk of his fortune to his
mistress, are further shocked when the police announce that
Hawthorne was murdered. (RC/DB 63342 Includes 1992 introduction by
Dean Koontz.) 1940

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WHILE MY PRETTY ONE KNITS
Author:   CANADEO, ANNE
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06245
1 volume in 1 container

The Black Sheep Knitters - Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe -
meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins
of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town
gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship. Now
a shocking murder has peaceful Plum Harbor, Massachusetts, in knots
and the Black Sheep women must herd together to protect one of their
own from a scandalous frame-up. Some strong language, some violence
and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

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WHIP HAND: A SID HALLEY MYSTERY
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: SID HALLEY     

LB  02651
1 volume in 1 container

Sid Halley, once a champion steeplechase jockey, has become a much-
sought-after private investigator. Because of an injury in a racing
accident, he now has an artificial hand. This causes him little
difficulty when he is asked to try to uncover corruption within the
jockey club, and to help clear his ex-wife's name when she becomes
involved with a notorious phony. Some violence.

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WHIRL OF A BIRD
Author:   PETERS, H.F
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00756
1 volume in 1 container

A helicopter helps Inspector Nichols solve a baffling crime without
fingerprints, footprints, or clues--but many motives--at a ski resort
in the Austrian Alps.

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WHISPER TO THE BLOOD: A KATE SHUGAK MYSTERY
Author:   STABENOW, DANA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: KATE SHUGAK   16

LB  06146
1 volume in 1 container

A Canadian mining company discovers a large gold deposit in Alaska's
Iqaluk Wildlife Refuge, igniting a fierce controversy among residents
of nearby Niniltna. When a killer strikes, state trooper Jim Chopin
investigates with help from Kate Shugak, reluctant new
native-association chair. Strong language and some explicit
descriptions of sex. 2009.

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WHISPER TO THE LIVING
Author:   KAMINSKY, STUART M
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  06311
1 volume in 1 container

Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov is an honest policeman in a very
dishonest post-Soviet Russia. Now Rostnikov and his team are searching
for a serial killer who has claimed at least forty victims. And then
there is the problem of protecting a visiting British journalist who
is working on a story about a Moscow prostitution ring. In doing so,
Rostnikov and the team uncover a chain of murders that lead to a
source too high to be held accountable if the police want to keep
their jobs...or their lives. 2009.

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WHITE FACE
Author:   WALLACE, EDGAR
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01193
1 volume in 1 container

It was a short, stout knife, the blade stained and smeared red.
Carefully he picked it out and as carefully laid it on the bare
table.  "Here is the knife that killed Donald Bateman," he said.

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WHITE PAVILION
Author:   JOHNSTON, VELDA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01714
1 volume in 1 container

Jennifer Langley reluctantly agrees to her Aunt's request and
returns to Dolor Island to take inventory of the family possessions.
She faces many questions and falls in love with her Aunt's husband.
Violent death and a hurricane combine to create a time of horror for
Jennifer.

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WHITE WATER TERROR
Author:   KEENE, CAROLYN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades 6 - 9
Series: NANCY DREW FILES    6

LB  03756
1 volume in 1 container

Nancy and her friends find themselves in danger -- when a maniac
stalks them while they are on a white water rafting expedition.
Case number 6 in the "Nancy Drew Files."  For readers in grades
6-9.

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WHOSE BODY?
Author:   SAYERS, DOROTHY L., 1893-1957
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LORD PETER WIMSEY MYSTERY    1

LB  02330
1 volume in 1 container

Lord Peter Wimsey, an amateur criminologist, derives considerable
amusement in outwitting Scotland Yard. When a nude corpse, wearing
a golden pince-nez only, is found in the bathtub of the flat of a
timid little architect, he cleverly untangles the mystery with the
help of a friend.
Peter Wimsey #1

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WHY DIDNT THEY ASK EVANS?
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01834
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07376
1 volume in 1 container

Bobby Jones finds a mortally injured man who has fallen over a
cliff. He notices a snapshot in the man's pocket and is glad to
pursue the problem when it appears that someone wishes that Jones
and his girlfriend were out of the way.
[Also published as "The Boomerang Clue" RC 12890  LB 04355]

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WICKED GAME
Author:   JACKSON, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: WICKED SERIES BY LISA JACKSON AND NANCY BUSH    1

LB  06959
1 volume in 1 container

When a skeleton is excavated at her old high school, Becca Sutcliff is
again haunted by visions of her  friend Jessie, who disappeared two
decades ago. Former classmates fall under suspicion, Becca falls for
Jessie's old boyfriend, and a stalker targets victims among them.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

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WIDOW'S WEB
Author:   CURTISS, URSULA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  00772
1 volume in 1 container

This story about Torrant's search for his dead friend's wife and his
discovery of the astonishing truth concerning her makes up Ursula
Curtiss' most gripping suspense story.

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WILD GOOSE CHASE
Author:   THAYER, TERRI
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: QUILTING MYSTERY    1

LB  06036
1 volume in 1 container

A computer techie by trade, Dewey Pellicano would rather swallow
needles than be pinned down to a life of quilting. But when her
mother passes away, Dewey must exchange code for calico as the new
proprietor of Quilter Paradiso. Between learning the business and
dealing with a conniving employee who is also her sister-in-law,
Dewey is about to snap. Then, during a national quilt show, quilting
celebrity Claire Armstrong offers to buy the shop. But before Dewey
can accept, she finds the famous quilter lying dead on the floor.

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WILD HORSES
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  04483
1 volume in 1 container

Newmarket, home of English thoroughbred racing, is being used as the
background for a film based on a murder some years back among the
horsey set. During a break in the shooting, director Thomas Lyon
visits an old friend, a newspaper columnist, who makes a deathbed
confession that Lyon discovers is related to the film in progress.
Soon it becomes clear that someone with a good memory wants to stop
the film.  Bestseller. Some strong language. 1994.

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WILD PITCH
Author:   GUTHRIE, A.B. (ALFRED BERTRAM)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01548
1 volume in 1 container

When a local rancher is shot and killed during a picnic, the small-
town sheriff's investigation gets help from a seventeen-year-old
amateur detective who is the pitcher on the town's baseball team.

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WILDERNESS
Author:   PARKER, ROBERT B., 1932-2010
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04419
1 volume in 1 container

While out jogging, suspense writer Aaron Newman witnesses a murder and
notifies the police. When the suspect, psychopath Adolph Karl, threatens
Newman's family, Aaron, his wife, and army buddy decide that
their only chance is to eliminate Karl and his gang. Violence, strong
language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.

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WINDFALL
Author:   BAGLEY, DESMOND
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  03075
1 volume in 1 container

Max Stafford of Stafford Security Consultants in London thinks
something underhanded is going on when one of the heirs to a vast
fortune does not quite fit his official description. 1982.

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WINE OF VIOLENCE: A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY #1
Author:   ROYAL, PRISCILLA
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MEDIEVAL MYSTERY    1

LB  06035
1 volume in 1 container

In this mystery set in 1270 Britain, Eleanor, the young prioress of
Tyndal Priory (which houses both nuns and monks), steps into a
delicate position: she's a political appointee, and someone has just
murdered old Brother Rupert, two factors that contribute to the
upset caused by the death of the last prioress. Meanwhile, a
shadowy "master" has sent attractive Brother Thomas to figure out
why the priory is losing money.

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WINNER
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04568
1 volume in 1 container

LuAnn Tyler, a poor unwed mother in rural Georgia, is asked by a
stranger to take part in an illegal lottery scheme. LuAnn unwillingly
accepts the winning ticket in exchange for a life abroad. But when
she tries to return ten years later, she jeopardizes her life.
Bestseller.
  Some violence.

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WINTER STUDY: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY
Author:   BARR, NEVADA
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY     

LB  06899
1 volume in 1 container

Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns to the frigid Isle Royale National
Park on Lake Superior to join the fifty-year-old winter wolf study
along with two scientists from Homeland Security who need to ascertain
its feasibility. Anna's uneasiness is justified when a biotechnician
is killed. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.

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WISDOM OF FATHER BROWN
Author:   CHESTERTON, G. K. (GILBERT KEITH)
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  05964
1 volume in 1 container

Twelve entertaining stories take amateur detective Father Brown from
London to Italy and France. He gets involved with bandits, treason,
murder, and an American crime-detection machine, and solves every
problem that arises.
Father Brown #2.

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WITCH
Author:   MICHAELS, BARBARA, 1927-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02662
1 volume in 1 container

Hoping to put a failed marriage behind her and begin a new life,
Ellen, with her teenage daughter, moves into an old house in the
Virginia backcountry, only to find it may be haunted by an
eighteenth-century witch.

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WITHERING HEIGHTS
Author:   CANNELL, DOROTHY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: ELLIE HASKELL MYSTERY   12

LB  05356
1 volume in 1 container

Housewife Ellie Haskell, her husband Ben, and maid Mrs. Malloy are
called to Yorkshire, England, to find the missing buyer of a haunted
Victorian mansion. Ben's cousin Tom won the lottery, bought the manor,
and then disappeared - causing his wife and daughter to suspect
former owner Lady Fiona. 2007.

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WITHOUT DUE PROCESS: A J.P. BEAUMONT MYSTERY
Author:   JANCE, JUDITH A
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: J P BEAUMONT MYSTERY     

LB  06193
1 volume in 1 container

Five-year-old Junior Weston was hiding in a closet the night his
entire family was brutally slaughtered. Known for his unswerving
honesty and kindness, Junior's father, Ben Weston, was a model cop.
But nasty rumors are starting to surface about his ties to the Bloods
and the Crips. Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont isn't about to
let anyone drag a murdered friend's reputation through the muck. And
he'll put his own life on the line to save a terrified child.

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WITNESS BEFORE THE FACT
Author:   FERRARS, E.X
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  02683
1 volume in 1 container

Peter Corey, a children's book author, is persuaded by his illustrator,
Clare Methven, to fly to Madeira to see if Clare's ex-husband
Alec is all right.  He is found dead and the evidence leads to his
murderer.

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WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION AND OTHER STORIES
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  04470
1 volume in 1 container

Eleven short mysteries, some with psychological or supernatural plots.
These short stories of crime include such characters as an accused
murderer; a bride in a honeymoon cottage who suspects that her new
husband plans to kill her; a stranger stranded in a snowstorm who
discovers that his haven of refuge is really a corner of hell; and a
traveler on a train who overhears a chilling horror story.
["Witness for the Prosecution" is also available in RC 53999
"Masterpieces of Murder," with "Murder of Roger Ackroyd," "And Then
There were None," and "Death on the Nile."]

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WORMWOOD: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #17
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
S/P/V: Some sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: CHINA BAYLES     

LB  06148
1 volume in 1 container

While getting some much needed rest and assisting with some herbal
workshops, China Bayles stumbles over old secrets in a Kentucky
Shaker village after a shocking death occurs during her stay. Herbal
lure and recipes scattered throughout. 2009.

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WRACK AND RUNE
Author:   MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PETER SHANDY    3

LB  02946
1 volume in 1 container

A lighthearted romp through Balaclava County, Massachusetts, where
Professor Peter Shandy has quite a reputation as a detective.  The
Professor looks into the violent death of Spurge Lumpkin and tries
to keep chaos from engulfing the beloved Balaclava College as well
as the county.
Peter Shandy #3

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WRONG HILL TO DIE ON: AN ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY
Author:   CASEY, DONIS
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: ALAFAIR TUCKER MYSTERY    6

LB  07301
1 volume in 1 container

1916. Alafair Tucker and her husband Shaw have gone from Oklahoma to
visit Alafair's sister in Tempe, Arizona, seeking dry air for their
ailing daughter's lungs. Alafair is overjoyed to see her sister again,
but Elizabeth's marriage is in tatters; tensions are high in the
community following Pancho Villa's nearby murderous raid; and Alafair
suspects her sister is involved in illegal war refugee smuggling. When
Bernie Aruda is found dead in a ditch, Alafair investigates. 2012.
***SPV NOT YET DETERMINED***

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YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO DIE
Author:   GOLDSTEIN, ARTHUR D
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  02537
1 volume in 1 container

Max Guttman's reputation as a super sleuth has accompanied him on his
trip out to California from New York. When some of his new-found
friends at the Golden Valley Senior Citizens' Center become upset
about the supposed murder of one of their own, they recruit Max to
find out who the culprit is and why the murder took place.  Some
strong language.

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ZALESKI'S PERCENTAGE
Author:   MACKENZIE, DONALD
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN RAVEN MYSTERY     

LB  01735
1 volume in 1 container

Can a former Polish paratrooper take on both Scotland Yard and
organized crime and still emerge triumphant? A motley array of
characters struggle for possession of a jeweled antique cross as
a Polish restaurant proprietor, an eccentric Scotland Yard inspector
and a master criminal all vie for the same trophy. Who will succeed?

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ZAPPED: A REGAN REILLY MYSTERY
Author:   CLARK, CAROL HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: REGAN REILLY MYSTERY   11

LB  06901
1 volume in 1 container

During a New York City blackout, PI Regan Reilly and her cop husband
Jack juggle multiple mysteries. A thief tries to remove a safe from
the Reillys' newly acquired loft--as does the safe's owner. A
disturbed woman is stalking her latest victim, and a SoHo gallery is
burglarized. 2008.

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ZERO AT THE BONE
Author:   WALKER, MARY WILLIS
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  04517
1 volume in 1 container

After thirty years, Katherine Driscoll hears from her father. That
would be a shock by itself, but his letter also offers a proposal to
help her out. Katherine has no idea how he found out that her dog
training business is desperately short of capital, and when she goes
looking for her father, he provides no answers--he's been murdered.
Violence and strong language.

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ZERO DAY
Author:   BALDACCI, DAVID
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult
Series: JOHN PULLER    1

LB  07007
1 volume in 1 container

When a colonel and his family are murdered in their remote West
Virginia home, the army sends investigator John Puller to the crime
scene. Puller arrives to find yet another body, and joins forces with
the local detective investigating the case, sergeant Samantha Cole.
Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

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