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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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2011 Kelly, Sofie, 1958-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery."
Topics: Women librarians, Cats, Murder
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2011 Moody, Bill, 1941-
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Evan Horne agrees to help his latest client, Ryan Stiles, a movie star who has hired Evan to teach him how to look like he is playing a piano for a new role, when Ryan is accused of killing an aggressive paparazzo
Topics: Horne, Evan (Fictitious character), Murder, Jazz music, Actors, Photographers, Homicide, Extortion,...
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2011 Ashley, 1985-; JaQuavis
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Aries is ready to bury her deadly past and live a normal life with her husband and son in Barbados. But Case has a score to settle with Macy, his former drug partner. And since Aries still has an unpaid debt with Case, he hunts her down to tell her he's willing to cancel the debt only if she completes the hit on Macy. Knowing that Case won't hesitate to kill her family, Aries has no choice but to take on the assignment
Topics: Drug dealers, Murder
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2011 Susan Wittig Albert
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Herbalists, Arson investigation, China Bayles (Fictitious character), Fiction
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2011 Lakin, Rita
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When Joyce Steiner moves into Fort Lauderdale's Lanai Gardens, reopening an old rivalry with Arlene Simon, whose husband ran off with Joyce fifty-five years earlier, Gladdy and the girls must band together to catch a killer when Joyce is murdered and Arlene stands accused of the crime
Topics: Gold, Gladdy (Fictitious character), Murder, Older women, Retirees, Gold, Gladdy (Fictional...
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2011 Jayne, Hannah; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny... Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging raging bloodsuckers,...
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Magic, Murder
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2011 Margaret Truman
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Topics: Murder for hire, Private investigators, Governmental investigations, Fiction
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2011 Rebecca E. Wilson
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Topics: Death, Fathers, Loss (Psychology), Murder, Children of murder victims, Psychological aspects,...
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2011 Phelps, M. William
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467 p., [16] p. of plates : 18 cm
Topics: Roseboro, Michael, Roseboro, Jan, Roseboro, Michael, Roseboro, Jan, Uxoricide -- Case studies,...
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2011 Don Bruns
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Topics: Carnivals, Private investigators, Murder, Investigation, Fiction, James Lessor (Fictitious...
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2011 Webb, Katherine, 1977-
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Topics: Clergy, Household employees, Occultism, Murder
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2011 Littlefield, Sophie
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"A Thomas Dunne book."
Topics: Hardesty, Stella (Fictitious character), Middle-aged women, Murder, Hardesty, Stella (Fictitious...
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2011 Hayder, Mo
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After a popular Bath teen's murder, police detective Zoe Benedict looks beyond the usual motives to solve the crime; while her divorced sister, Sally, takes a housekeeping job for a wealthy entrepreneur who behaves in increasingly suspicious ways
Topics: Policewomen, Sisters, Divorced mothers, Murder, House cleaning
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2011 McGrath, M. J., 1964-
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Investigating the murder of an adventurist under her watch, half-Inuit Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk teams up with police sergeant Derek Palliser when she realizes that the victim's tour group was searching for something specific
Topics: Inuit, Women hunting guides, Murder, Natural resources, Diplomatic relations, Inuit, Murder,...
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2011 Leslie Meier
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Topics: Women detectives, Murder, Vacations, Women journalists, Lucy Stone (Fictitious character), Fiction
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2011 Kennedy, Mary, 1944-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery"
Topics: Radio talk shows, Psychologists, Time capsules, Mediums, Murder
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2011 Eoin Colfer
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Topics: Fiction, Irish, Murder, Investigation, Crime
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2011 Brian M. Wiprud
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Topics: Mexican Americans, Trials (Murder), Conspiracies, Relics, Billionaires, Mistaken identity, Fiction
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2011 Olson, Karen E; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery."
Topics: Women tattoo artists, Murder, Kavanaugh, Brett (Fictional character)
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2011 Anton Strout
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Paranormal fiction, Psychometry (Parapsychology), Government investigators,...
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2011 Blair, Annette; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Vintage clothing, Fashion designers, Small business, Murder, Psychic ability
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2011 Fluke, Joanne, 1943-; Levine, Laura, 1943- Dangers of gingerbread cookies; Meier, Leslie. Gingerbread cookies and gunshots
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Originally published in hardcover: 2010
Topics: Swensen, Hannah (Fictitious character), Austen, Jaine (Fictitious character), Stone, Lucy...
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2011 Jayne, Hannah; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sophie Lawson, a human agent of the Underworld Detection Agency who is immune to magic, helps a fallen angel search for the Vessel of Souls while a string of killings and destruction has San Francisco's demon population on edge
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Magic, Murder, Paranormal romance stories
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2011 McCabe, Sean
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A cannibalistic serial killer has the mission to find the Cross of Ardaich which has the powers to allow the killer to join the ranks of the undead. On his trail are Detective Joel Solomon and Vampire Federation agent Alex Bishop. Will they stop the killer before the cross can signal the end of civilization?
Topics: Vampires, Police, Murder, Serial murderers, Cannibalism, Cannibalism, Murder, Police, Serial...
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2011 Collins, Jackie
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Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Topics: Upper class, Murder, Murder, Upper class
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2011 Larkin, Jillian
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Unaware that a hired killer has followed them from Chicago, three eighteen-year-old flappers relocate to separate sections of New York City where their lives still revolve around speakeasies and rich boyfriends
Topics: Nineteen twenties, Prohibition, Social classes, Murder, Nineteen twenties, Prohibition, Social...
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2011 Dana Stabenow
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, Kate Shugak (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Fiction
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2011 Resnick, Laura, 1962- author
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Playing a scantily clad vampire victim in an off-Broadway play, struggling actress Esther Diamond now may be the target of someone who claims to be a genuine bloodsucker
Topics: Diamond, Esther (Fictitious character), Actors, Actresses, Vampires, Murder
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2011 Graham, Heather
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"For as long as it has stood overlooking New England's jagged coastline, Lexington House has been the witness to madness-- and murder. But in recent years the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now. A member of the nation's foremost paranormal forensic team, Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House--or for the chief...
Topics: Paranormal fiction, Murder
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2011 Lawrence, Lucy; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A decoupage mystery"--Cover
Topics: Decoupage, Murder
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2011 Hinger, Charlotte, 1940-
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Lottie-- under-sheriff and county historian-- is attending her niece's confirmation. The Reverend Mary Farnsworth flees to the anti-room after dropping the chalice during communion, and her body is later discovered. Lottie soon learns that the beloved Reverend Mary was a woman without a past-- and an investigation into old documents riles up murderous century-old rivalries
Topics: Murder, Clinical psychologists, Detective and mystery stories, History, Murder, Sheriffs, Twin...
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2011 McCabe, Sean; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes excerpt from: The cross (p. [466]-474)
Topics: Vampires, Police, Murder, Paranormal fiction
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2011 Shelton, Paige; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Jam, Farmers' markets, Murder
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2011 Lowell, Virginia
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Bakeries, Cookies, Murder
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2011 Haines, Carolyn
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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Topics: Delaney, Sarah Booth (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Cooking schools, Beauty...
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2011 Robert B. Parker
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Topics: Private investigators, Murder, Investigation, Spenser (Fictitious character), Bodyguards, Fiction
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2011 Staab, Rochelle; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Tarot, Voodooism, Murder, Women psychologists, Voodooism
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2011 Lis W. Wiehl
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Topics: Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Murder, High school students, Forensic psychiatrists
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2011 Standiford, Les; Matthews, Joe, (Detective), author
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Relates the full, twenty-seven-year story behind the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, the six-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, as well as the decades-long search for the boy's elusive killer
Topics: Walsh, Adam, Kidnapping, Murder, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME, Kidnapping, Murder
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2011 Katherine Hall Page
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Topics: Faith Sibley Fairchild (Fictitious character), Family secrets, Murder, Investigation, Caterers and...
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2011 Fiffer, Sharon Sloan, 1951-
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With a divorce looming, antiques picker and P.I. Jane Wheel has been spinning her wheels, unsure what to do with herself. She could use a good shove in the right direction, and while she may know this, she isn't about to admit it. Luckily, her best friend, Tim Lowry, has her interests at heart, and he has the perfect answer. Not only does he have a mansion he needs help prepping for an estate sale, but he has unearthed an old play, a murder mystery, that he's dying to put on. The play would be...
Topics: Wheel, Jane (Fictitious character), Antique dealers, Women private investigators, Murder, Antique...
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2011 Ashton, Jeff; Pulitzer, Lisa
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Joining the team -- Twenty-four hours -- Where is Caylee Marie? -- Four lies -- Caught -- Kidnapped or murdered? -- Jailhouse conversations -- Thirty-one days -- Dealing in forensics -- Tracking down leads -- The grand jury -- Finding Caylee -- The swamp -- Life or death? -- Lying to themselves -- Behind the defense -- Order in the court -- The nuclear lie -- Jury selection -- Searching for truth -- Openings -- The big show -- Proving the investigation -- Defending Casey -- The Prosecution rests
Topics: Anthony, Casey, 1986-, Anthony, Caylee, 2005-2008, Trials (Murder)
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2011 David Rosenfelt
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Topics: Murder, Andy Carpenter (Fictitious character), Investigation, Fiction
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2011 Clark, Marcia
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A Deputy DA specializing in high-profile cases, Rachel Knight is addicted to her work and fiercely loyal to her friends. But when her colleague Jake is found dead in a seedy Los Angeles hotel room next to the body of a teenage male prostitute, Rachel realizes she might not know those around her as well as she thinks
Topics: Public prosecutors, Murder, Murder, Public prosecutors, Public prosecutors, Murder, Public...
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2011 Kelly, Jim
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Topics: Murder, Police, Investigation, Fiction
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2011 Lowell, Virginia
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Bakeries, Murder, Murder, Bakeries, Murder, Murder
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2011 Nina Burleigh
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Topics: Homicide investigation, Murder, Trials (Murder), Case studies
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2011 Moody, Mary; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery."
Topics: Antiques, Murder
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2011 Lavene, Joyce; Lavene, James; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Women mayors, Murder
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2011 Adams, Riley, 1971-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"BBQ-joint owner Lulu Taylor knows pretty much everyone in Memphis who loves ribs. But one person she'd rather not know is Tristan Pembroke, a snooty pageant coach with a mean streak. When she finds Tristan's dead body stuffed in a closet at a party, the police are suspicious- especially since Lulu's developed a taste for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Caught in a situation stickier than molasses, Lulu must clear her name, or risk getting fried" -- Cover verso
Topics: Restaurateurs, Barbecuing, Murder
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2011 Reed, Hannah, 1953-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Includes delicious honey-based recipes" -- Cover
Topics: Beekeepers, Murder, Murder
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2011 Catherine Aird
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Topics: Murder, Police, Investigation, Detective Constable W. Crosby (Fictitious character), C. D. Sloan...
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2011 Hambright, Jan
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"A single mother with a sick child was not something Agent Nick Cavanaugh was prepared to face. Unfortunately, his very special assignment included finding the woman and protecting her from learning the truth about his client and the vultures about to descend on her privacy. With no choice but to stick by Grace Marshall until all threats were neutralized, it took one little boy and his need for a cure no time at all to work their way into Nick's heart. Peeling back Grace's layers, Nick...
Topics: Cowboys, Single parents, Murder, Cowboys, Murder, Single parents
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2011 Goldberg, Lee, 1962-
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Reprint. Originally published: ©2011
Topics: Monk, Adrian (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Automobile travel, Recreational...
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2011 Shank, Jenny, 1976-
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Topics: Fathers, Police officers, Drug dealers, Murder
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Topics: Girls, Murder
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2011 Maggie Sefton
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Topics: Knitters (Persons), Murder, Investigation, Kelly Flynn (Fictitious character), City and town life,...
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2011 Lisa Black
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Topics: Fiction, Investigation, Murder, Theresa MacLean (Fictitious character), Women forensic scientists
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2011 Beck, Jessica
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"Recipes included!"--Cover
Topics: Coffee shops, Private investigators, Murder, Doughnuts, Murder, Coffee shops, Cooking, Cookbooks,...
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2011 D. E. Johnson
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Topics: Organized crime, Murder, Investigation, FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical, Automobile...
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2011 Larsson, Åsa, 1966-; Thompson, Laurie, 1938-
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It is the first thaw of spring and the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Thorne in the far north of Sweden. Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Karuna. Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? And where is the dead girl's boyfriend? Joining forces once again with Police Inspectors Anna-Maria Mella, Rebecka is drawn into an investigation that centres on old rumours of a German...
Topics: Women lawyers, Murder, Martinsson, Rebecka (Fictional character), Women lawyers, Murder, Women...
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2011 Alderman, P. J; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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A recent transplant to Washington State's charming seaside town of Port Chatham, Jordan is still getting used to sharing her slightly run-down but historic lodging with ghosts. As if living with the long-deceased isn't enough of a challenge, she's just found a corpse: The town's notorious womanizer Holt Stillwell is lying on the beach with a bullet in his head. Before Jordan can reel in a suspect, another victim surfaces. And this one isn't taking murder lying down. Holt's ancestor Michael...
Topics: Murder, Paranormal fiction, Ghost stories
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2011 Carlisle, Kate, 1951-
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Topics: Books, Murder, Large type books
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2011 Ada Madison
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Topics: Murder, Women college teachers, Investigation, Fiction
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2011 Diane Burke
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Topics: Murder, Investigation, False arrest, Bounty hunters, Widows, Fiction
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After a childhood friend is shot down while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder is drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his path toward recovery--and get him killed in the process
Topics: Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Alcoholics, Murder
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2011 Tony Hays
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Topics: Britons, Murder, Investigation, Fiction
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2011 Lowell, Virginia, author
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295 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: Bakeries -- Fiction, Cookies -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Baking -- Fiction,...
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2011 Cleland, Jane K
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Antiques shop owner Josie Prescott teams up with the local police chief to investigate the mysterious death of a guest lecturer for Josie's class on great vintage clothing
Topics: Prescott, Josie (Fictitious character), Murder, Appraisers, Appraisers, Murder, Prescott, Josie...
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2011 Childs, Laura
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Reprint. Originally published: 2010
Topics: Browning, Theodosia (Fictitious character), Map dealers, Murder, City and town life, Tearooms,...
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2011 Burton, Mary (Mary T.); Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Each skeleton is flawless{u2014}gleaming white and perfectly preserved, a testament to his skill. Every scrap of flesh has been removed to reveal the glistening bone beneath. And the collection is growing{u2026} When bleached human bones are identified as belonging to a former patient of Dr. James Dixon, Detective Malcolm Kier suspects the worst. Dixon was recently acquitted of attempted murder, thanks to defense attorney Angie Carlson. But as the body count rises, Kier is convinced that...
Topics: Public prosecutors, Serial murderers, Serial murder investigation
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2011 Madelyn Alt
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Topics: Murder, Antiques business, Fiction, Maggie O'Neill (Fictitious character), Investigation, Witches,...
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2011 Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
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Reprint. Originally published: 2010
Topics: Pink, Molly (Fictitious character), Crocheting, Murder, Pink, Molly (Fictional character),...
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Jillian, along with her three wise cats, must solve a decades-old mystery, involving the fabulously wealthy and eccentric Ritaestelle Longworth, when a dead body is discovered in the lake behind her house
Topics: Murder, Murder, Cats, Cat owners, Quiltmakers, Cat owners, Cats, Murder, Murder, Quiltmakers
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2011 Rustand, Roxanne
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"Inspirational romantic suspense"--Spine
Topics: Runaway women, Ranchers, Ex-police officers, Parents, Murder, Witnesses