New Arrivals · Mystery Fiction

September 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sily nebesnye, sily zemnye : roman

September 19, 2014
Garmash-Roffe, Tatʹi︠an︡a, author.
Moskva : Ėksmo, 2014.
347 pages ; 21 cm.

Los corruptores

September 19, 2014
Zepeda Patterson, Jorge, author.
Mexico, D. F. : Planeta, 2013.
435 pages ; 23 cm.
J. Zepeda, Mexican journalist.
"La aparición del cuerpo salvajemente mutilado de la actriz Pamela Dosantos desencadena una crisis de insondables consecuencias para el regreso del PRI a la presidencia. Tomás, u periodista dominado por el desánimo, escribe en su columna acerca del asesinato de la famosa actriz, incorporando un dato que parecía banal, pero que lo coloca en el punto de mira de Salazar, el hombre más temible del nuevo régimen. A las pocas horas de la publicación, Tomás se sumerge en una desenfrenada carrera por descubrir, antes de que las fuerzas secretas del gobierno o del narcotráfico lo capturen o lo silencien, los secretos sexuales y de corrupción atesorados por Pamela"--Page 4 of cover.

Sinking suspicions

September 19, 2014
Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue, 1952- author.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2014.
211 pages ; 22 cm.
"This third book in the Sadie Walela Mystery Series includes a diverse cast of characters weaving together a story of murder, thievery, and the toll of war on the human spirit. In her effort to restore balance to her neighbor's life, Sadie unravels much more than a murder"-- Provided by publisher.

The story keeper

September 19, 2014
Wingate, Lisa. author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2014.
x, 438 pages ; 22 cm
Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing--until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper's hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she'd left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.

Caught dead handed

September 19, 2014
Perry, Carol J., author.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
404 p. ; 17 cm.
"A Witch City mystery"--Cover.
She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV. Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming. Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .

Deceived : a novel

September 19, 2014
Hannon, Irene.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Four years after the loss of her husband and son in a boating accident, Kate Marshall spots a boy on a mall escalator who she is convinced is her son and seeks the help of private detective Connor Sullivan when the police doubt her story.

Palace of darkness : a novel of Petra

September 19, 2014
Higley, T. L.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
pages cm
"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go, Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author. She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past; until it threatened to destroy her future. Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known.But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. He kept a great secret from her; a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known; if she is willing to surrender and trust in the One True God"-- Provided by publisher.

The confession

September 19, 2014
Whitlow, Robert, 1954-
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
406 pages ; 22 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
"Assistant DA Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to excuse their actions. With a confession in his hand, Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow. But lurking in Holt's past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina, his hoped-for fiancée"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost key

September 18, 2014
Coulter, Catherine, author.
©2014
x, 450 pages ; 24 cm
"A Brit in the FBI novel"--Cover.
"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words-"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen"-- Provided by publisher.

Supping with the devil : a DCI Paniatowski mystery

September 18, 2014
Spencer, Sally, author.
Sutton, Surrey : Severn House, 2014.
212 p. ; 23 cm.
DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to hot up.

The mystery of the invisible hand : a Henry Spearman mystery

September 17, 2014
Jevons, Marshall, author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014].
viii, 342 pages ; 21 cm.
"Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand--a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans to teach a course on art and economics--only to be faced with the alleged suicide of womanizing artist-in-residence Tristan Wheeler. When it becomes clear that Wheeler had serious enemies and a murderer is in their midst, Henry Spearman is on the case.Was Wheeler killed by a jilted lover, a cuckolded husband, or a beleaguered assistant? Could there have been a connection between Wheeler's marketability and his death? From the Monte Vista campus in San Antonio to the halls of Sotheby's in New York, Spearman traces the connections between economics and the art world, finding his clues in monopolies and the Coase conjecture, auction theory, and the work of Adam Smith. What are the parallels between a firm's capital and an art museum's collection? What does the market say about art's authenticity versus its availability? And what is the mysterious "death effect" that lies at the heart of the case? Spearman must rely on his savviest economic insights to clear up this artful mystery and pin down a killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Bones never lie : a novel

September 15, 2014
Reichs, Kathy.
New York : Bantam Books, 2014.
326 pages ; 25 cm
"Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" -- from publisher's web site.

Rose Gold : an Easy Rawlins mystery

September 15, 2014
Mosley, Walter.
New York : Doubleday, 2014.
308 pages ; 25 cm
When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her in exchange for a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.

Cup of blood : a Crispin Guest medieval noir prequel

September 15, 2014
Westerson, Jeri.
Menifee, CA : Old London Press, 2014.
298 p. : map ; 22 cm.
When a corpse turns up at his favorite tavern, Crispin Guest begins an inquiry. The dead man turns out to be a Templar knight, an order thought to be extinct for 75 years, charged with protecting a certain religious relic which is now missing. Before he can begin to investigate, Crispin is abducted by shadowy men who are said to be minions of the French anti-pope. Further complicating matters are two women: one from court with an enticing proposition, and another from Crispin's past. And a cunning young cutpurse by the name of Jack Tucker has insinuated himself into Crispin's already difficult life

One kick

September 12, 2014
Cain, Chelsea.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
pages cm.

The story keeper

September 12, 2014
Wingate, Lisa.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

Windingo Island

September 12, 2014
Krueger, William Kent.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages cm.

Festive in death

September 12, 2014
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
557 pages ; 23 cm.

Visions : a Cainsville novel

September 12, 2014
Armstrong, Kelley.
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2014.
pages cm.

Sanctum

September 12, 2014
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Asylum.
"Plagued by nightmares from their summer in the Brookline asylum, Dan, Abby, and Jordan return to New Hampshire College for a prosective students weekend, only to find themselves caught in a dark and dangerous mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Low profile

September 12, 2014
Oldham, Nick, 1956- author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, [2014].
217 pages ; 23 cm.
Responding to a desperate phone call, Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress - and only just escapes with his own life. One of the murder victims is a successful local jeweler, but the motive for his brutal killing remains unclear. Meanwhile, ex-cop Steve Flynn is unwittingly sucked into a deadly game of kidnap, torture and murder. Then, when a dangerous figure from his past emerges, Flynn finds himself slap-bang in the middle of a blood soaked race between rival factions for a fortune worth millions.

Murder at the Oaklands mansion

September 12, 2014
Lyons, Melinda Richarz.
[S.l.] : Treasure Line Pub., c2009.
106 p. ; 21 cm.
"Brooks Martin and his eccentric Aunt Mandy are always looking for a different adventure...But they never guess that their greatest adventure will involve murder. As rifles crackle during a reenactment at their favorite Civil War historic site, a bloody stranger shakily grabs Brooks, thrusts a scrap of paper at him, gasps a few words and dies! Just a kid and an old lady, they decide to try to solve the Murder..."--[p. 4] of cover.

Mountains of the misbegotten

September 11, 2014
Heywood, Joseph.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]
335 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Red jacket
"Former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat learns that the deputy warden from Ontonagon County has gone missing and must navigate one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula's most lawless places on his search"-- Provided by publisher.

The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery

September 10, 2014
Beaton, M. C.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.

Lovely, dark, deep : stories

September 10, 2014
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
New York : Ecco, , an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
[xi], 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sex with camel -- Mastiff -- Distance -- A book of martyrs -- "Stephanos is dead" -- The hunter -- The disappearing -- Things passed on the way to oblivion -- Forked river roadside shrine, South Jersey -- The jesters -- Betrayal -- Lovely, dark, deep -- Patricide.
A collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.

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