In the Market for Murder

In the Market for Murder Author T. E. Kinsey
ISBN-10 1503938298
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case. Armed with wit and whimsy, not to mention Florence's mean right hook, the pair set out to discover what really happened and why. Was it poison or just ill luck? As they delve further into their investigation, they encounter a theft where nothing is stolen, a s�ance with a troubled ghost and an ever-increasing number of Spencer's family and friends who might just have motive for murder. One thing's for sure: Lady Hardcastle has a mystery on her hands.

Death Around the Bend

Death Around the Bend Author T. E. Kinsey
ISBN-10 1503940101
Year 2017-06-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
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When Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, are invited to Lord Riddlethorpe’s country estate for a week of motor racing and parties, they both agree it sounds like a perfectly charming holiday. But when one of the drivers dies in a crash during the very first race, they discover that what seemed like an uncharacteristic error in judgement may have a more sinister explanation . . . Closer investigation reveals that the driver’s car was sabotaged – and the driver murdered. The local constabulary are quick to dismiss the case, but Flo and Lady Hardcastle are determined to find out just who has committed this dastardly act, and why. As the pair begin to make enquiries of Lord Riddlethorpe’s servants and guests, it seems that, below stairs and above, there is more to this case than meets the eye. And, even in the quiet of the countryside, death is always just around the bend.

Baited Blood

Baited Blood Author Sue Ann Jaffarian
ISBN-10 9780738728377
Year 2011-09-08
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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Who's murdering vampires in Los Angeles and throwing the bodies into the Dedhams' pool? Each victim has been branded, a distinct mark that is the calling card of femme fatale vampire Ann Hayes. The contemptuous undead beauty declares her innocence, but can the vampires believe her? Has Ann returned to reclaim Doug Dedham, whom she once loved? Or is she being framed? Complicating matters are Madison's burgeoning feelings for both sexy vampire Colin Reddy and fellow "beater" detective Mike Notchey. The stakes have never been higher as Madison and the vampires race to solve the mystery and stop the killer. Praise: "Sexy repartee, brisk plotting, and splendid supernatural scene-setting... a decidedly fresh spin on vamp lit."—Sophie Littlefield, Anthony Award-winning author of A Bad Day for Sorry

Death Comes to London

Death Comes to London Author Catherine Lloyd
ISBN-10 9780758287366
Year 2014-11-26
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary—until murder makes a debut. . . With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St. Mary, Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave home for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy's special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism. Amidst the dizzying whirl of balls and formal dinners, the focus shifts from mixing and matchmaking to murder when the dowager Countess of Broughton, the mother of an old army friend of Robert, drops dead. When it's revealed she's been poisoned, Robert's former betrothed, Miss Chingford, is accused, and she in turn points a finger at Anna. To protect her sister, Lucy enlists Robert's aid in drawing out the true culprit. But with suspects ranging from resentful rivals and embittered family members to the toast of the ton, it will take all their sleuthing skills to unmask the poisoner before more trouble is stirred up. . . Praise for Death Comes to the Village "[A] delightful debut. . .Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development." —Booklist

Humans Bow Down

Humans  Bow Down Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781473536654
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve – a desolate and hopeless slum camp. Now, following the orders of their soulless leader, the robots are planning to finish what the Great War started and conquer humanity's last refuge. Six, whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a young woman with nothing left to lose. Escaping the Reserve with her friend Dubs, Six knows she must find a way to stop the robots, before they wipe humans off the face of the earth.

Murder at the Breakers

Murder at the Breakers Author Alyssa Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780758290830
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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As the nineteenth century comes to a close, the illustrious Vanderbilt family dominates Newport, Rhode Island, high society. But when murder darkens a glittering affair at the Vanderbilt summer home, reporter Emma Cross learns that sometimes the actions of the cream of society can curdle one's blood. . . Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts' summer home. She also has a job to do--report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer. But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. The victim is Cornelius Vanderbilt's financial secretary, who plunges off a balcony faster than falling stock prices. Emma's black sheep brother Brady is found in Cornelius's bedroom passed out next to a bottle of bourbon and stolen plans for a new railroad line. Brady has barely come to before the police have arrested him for the murder. But Emma is sure someone is trying to railroad her brother and resolves to find the real killer at any cost. . .

Clammed Up

Clammed Up Author Barbara Ross
ISBN-10 9780758286857
Year 2013
Pages 378
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books
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When a best man's corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase at her family's mansion, clambake caterer Julia Snowden must join the search for the killer. Original.

Speaking from Among the Bones

Speaking from Among the Bones Author Alan Bradley
ISBN-10 9780345538680
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Press
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as “one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature.” Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked. Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley’s The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches. Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones “[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune “The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for.”—Bookreporter “Delightful and entertaining.”—San Jose Mercury News Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award “Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.”—USA Today “Delightful.”—The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie “Utterly beguiling.”—People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag “Irresistibly appealing.”—The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard

All the Colours of Darkness

All the Colours of Darkness Author Peter Robinson
ISBN-10 9781844568451
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A beautiful June day in the Yorkshire Dales, and a group of children are spending the last of their half-term freedom swimming in the river near Hipswell Woods. But the idyll is shattered by their discovery of a mans body, hanging from a tree. DI Annie Cabott soon discovers he is Mark Hardcastle, the well-liked and successful set designer for the Eastvale Theatres current production of Othello. Everything points to suicide, and Annie is mystified. Why would such a man want to take his own life? Then Annie's investigation leads to another shattering discovery, and DCI Alan Banks is called back from the idyllic weekend he had planned with his new girlfriend. Banks soon finds himself plunged into a shadow-world where nothing is what it seems, where secrets and deceit are the norm, and where murder is seen as the solution to a problem. The deeper he digs the more he discovers that the monster he has awakened will extend its deadly reach to his friends and family. Nobody is safe.

Closed Casket

Closed Casket Author Sophie Hannah
ISBN-10 9780062458841
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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The world's most famous detective returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders ("I was thrilled" -- Gillian Flynn). "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited -- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why -- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it -- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all? Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Gone with the Wool

Gone with the Wool Author Betty Hechtman
ISBN-10 9780425282670
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Every October, thousands of monarch butterflies flock to California's Monterey Peninsula to spend the winter there. To welcome their colorful guests, Cadbury by the Sea holds a weeklong festival complete with a butterfly queen and her court. a Eager to show some town spirit, Casey Feldstein finds herself fluttering back and forth between setting up a yarn retreat, baking and helping out at the festival. But when a former butterfly queen is found dead with a knife in her back after a Bless the Butterflies service, Casey must set her loom aside to hook a killer with a score to settle. Includes knitting patterns and a recipe! Praise for the Yarn Retreat Mysteries'Betty Hechtman does it all so well.' Cozy Librarya 'The characters are really coming to life.' Kings River Life Magazinea 'A cozy mystery that you won't want to put down . . . combines cooking, knitting, and murder in one great book!' Fresh Fiction"

The Spirit Is Willing

The Spirit Is Willing Author T. E. Kinsey
ISBN-10 1523272716
Year 2016-01-06
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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It's Spring 1909 and Lady Hardcastle and her maid Florence Armstrong are back for four more mysteries. The Farmer's Revenge - Our heroines resume their amateur sleuthing when a sudden death at the cattle market begins to look like murder. The Ghost of the Dog and Duck - Flo persuades Lady Hardcastle to attend a seance where a medium calls forth a ghost who begins to haunt the village pub. The Trophy Case Case - There's a burglary at the rugby club on the night of the end of season celebrations and Lady Hardcastle and Flo agree to help the village police find the thief. The Last Tram - There's sabotage, murder and kidnap in the city. Lady Hardcastle and Flo are called in to find out who's behind the chaos at the tram company but things go from bad to worse."

Hardcastle s Mandarin

Hardcastle s Mandarin Author Graham Ison
ISBN-10 0727867334
Year 2009
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Severn House Publishers
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Inspector Hardcastle begins to wonder if the Germans may somehow be involved in the death of Sir Nigel Strang, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Munitions.