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Burn Factor by Kyle Mills

Burn Factor by Kyle Mills

By Kyle Mills

Vivid, younger, and bold, Quinn Barry desperately desires to be an FBI agent, at the same time she courses databases within the basement of the J. Edgar Hoover construction. yet Quinn's profession -- and her lifestyles -- are approximately to alter wildly. trying out a brand new software, Quinn's laptop savvy turns up a mysterious DNA hyperlink between 5 grotesque murders. A hyperlink that the outdated FBI method have been conscientiously programmed to overlook. A hyperlink that just about expenditures Quinn her task, and shortly, her life...Pitted opposed to a conspiracy of incredible proportions, Quinn will fit wits opposed to robust govt forces that would use any skill essential to maintain their soiled secrets and techniques hidden -- secrets and techniques that would land her within the clutches of a sadistic, fabulous madman who holds the most important to all of it.

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Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris

Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Aurora Teagarden is having fun with a sunny afternoon in her yard until eventually Detective Jack Burns drops in--literally. Aurora and the detective by no means did get alongside, yet this is often specifically hectic as Burns's lifeless physique is dropped subsequent to her garden chair from a low-flying plane. Aurora starts off to enquire. but if extra our bodies emerge in her neighborhood, the sleuth involves become aware of that she is true in the midst of the murderers--and there's a killer at the free with a message for her.

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Butchers Hill (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman

Butchers Hill (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan has eventually made the flow and frolicked her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, whole with an place of work in Butchers Hill. possibly it is not the easiest handle in Baltimore, yet you gotta begin someplace, and Tess's greyhound Esskay has no hassle taking marathon naps at any place there is a roof. Then in walks Luther Beale, the infamous vigilante who 5 years in the past shot a boy for vandalizing his automobile. simply out of criminal, he says he desires to make reparations to the children who witnessed his crime, so he wishes Tess to discover them. yet as soon as she begins snooping, the witnesses begin death. Is the "Butcher of Butchers Hill" at it back? love it or no longer, Tess is embroiled in a case that encompasses the powers that-be, a heartless process that has destroyed the lives of kids, and a bad path of cash and lies best the entire as far back as Butchers Hill.

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Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames

Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames

By Avery Aames

This is often the second one on  A Cheese store secret series.The reasonable city of windfall has settled right down to general after final year's homicide.  Jonquils are in bloom.  The Cheese store is prospering.  and Charlotte's romance with Jordan is prospering.  But while her buddy, Meredith, comes to a decision to throw a fund-raiser to create a liberal arts university out of a long-abandoned winery--a vineyard that's rumored to carry not just buried our bodies yet buried treasure--Charlotte's joie de vivre deflates like a foul souffle.Charlotte's fears are discovered while an artwork scholar is located useless within the wine cellar, and Meredith's niece is the most suspect.

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Dead Pan by Gayle Trent

Dead Pan by Gayle Trent

By Gayle Trent

A "delightful new series." -- Kaye's Penguin Posts

Cake decorator Daphne Martin once more unearths herself and her brownies on the heart of a homicide secret. part the city will get ailing following a cake occasion, yet for bad Fred Duncan, a bout with capability nutrition poisoning fast turns deadly. Now it really is as much as Daphne to style throughout the most likely suspects and determine who frosted Fred.

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Getting Old Is to Die for by Rita Lakin

Getting Old Is to Die for by Rita Lakin

By Rita Lakin

Gladdy Gold could have long past from dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker to South Florida retiree, yet she’s loving each minute of it. among poolside gossip, a hot-to-trot boyfriend, and a booming detective enterprise, lifestyles couldn’t be sunnier—until a visit again north together with her sister Evvie ends up in homicide and mayhem starring the standard suspects.

Unbeknownst to Gladdy, her fellow detectives are sizzling on her path. Sophie, Bella, and Ida no quicker land their tootsies within the long island than hassle swiftly reveals them. yet whereas the women cross deep undercover, posing as bag girls to trap a felony, there’s one other shock looking ahead to Gladdy. Her boyfriend, Jack, is on the town too—and he’s reopening a forty-seven-year-old chilly case: the homicide of Gladdy’s husband. Can Gladdy and Jack sign up for forces to resolve a decades-old crime—and probably heal a few wounded hearts within the method?

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Who's Kitten Who? (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries, No. 6) by Cynthia Baxter

Who's Kitten Who? (Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries, No. 6) by Cynthia Baxter

By Cynthia Baxter

In terms of homicide this sleuth is not pussyfootin' around...Veterinarian and beginner sleuth Jessica Popper takes heart level within the forged of an up-and-coming new york playwright’s final production—and the fur flies as Jess unearths the theater international affected by clues to Simon Wainwright’s homicide. used to be the killer the actress who’s a true glamour-puss? Or her rival for Simon’s affections, a raveled gown dressmaker who feels like whatever the cat dragged in? Or how in regards to the fat-cat Broadway manufacturers? Jessie’s no scaredy-cat while she’s at the prowl, yet she loses her cool whilst her destiny in-laws and their massive Maltese descend at the tiny cottage she stocks with fianc? Nick Burby, Lou the one-eyed Dalmatian, rambunctious Westie Max, and the remainder of her menagerie. among dealing with the “Invasion of the Burbarians” and taking part in cat and mouse with a killer, Jess may well use 9 lives herself. yet interest killed the cat—will that be Jessie’s destiny by the point the curtain falls?

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Power Slide: A Darcy Lott Mystery by Susan Dunlap

Power Slide: A Darcy Lott Mystery by Susan Dunlap

By Susan Dunlap

It’s the 20 th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, and stunt double Darcy Lott is on position on the Port of Oakland, situated for an influence slide—a harmful trick within which she falls off a motorcycle and skids lower than an eighteen-wheeler. past due attending to the set, Darcy’s intermittent boyfriend and stunt driving force Damon Guthrie is compelled to hurry the scene. His truck malfunctions and Darcy is injured. Thrust into one other emotional jumpstart, the depth in their dating builds quickly.

Meanwhile, Darcy’s siblings are pressuring her to make one final all-or-nothing look for Mike, their lacking brother. As her courting with Guthrie deepens, Darcy is struck by means of the similarities among him and her brother. just like the gap created by means of her brother’s absence, Guthrie’s prior is riddled with unanswered questions. simply as she starts to imagine they’re getting someplace, the prior catches up with them. Time is operating out on either one of her searches, and all of her connections within the police division are unexpectedly shutting her out, leaving her to determine the truth.

Her determined quest leads her to the canyons of la, a stunt ranch within the desolate tract, and finally to a scary discovery in San Francisco.

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Murder in the New Age by D. J. H. Jones

Murder in the New Age by D. J. H. Jones

By D. J. H. Jones

Fans of Murder on the MLA, additionally via D. J. H. Jones, will welcome this moment event of Nancy cook dinner, a Chaucer student with a pointy brain and a style for Bakelite jewellery. while Nancy arrives in Santa Fe, she's searching for a getaway from her task at Yale--a position to revise her publication sooner than an autumn rendezvous with Chicago detective Boaz Dixon. The room she sublets is adorned in black and pink, bedecked with herbs and crystals. She is woke up through drumming. The quiet retreat she hoped for is a crowded family of latest Agers dabbling in self-help philosophies, "crystal culture," astrology, and channeling.

Intrigued by means of the preoccupations of her partners if disgusted by way of their diets and hygiene, Nancy unearths that her sympathy for Nicole, a software program whiz with a weight challenge, attracts her into the more and more mystifying affairs of the family. The allure of latest Agism--the kinds of humans interested in it and why--becomes a secret she units out to unravel. whilst a fugitive cyberthief within the family makes an attempt homicide lower than disguise of a peyote rite, a stunning arrival alters either the police research and Nancy's future--academic and romantic.

With acute statement and acidic wit, Jones offers a hilarious research of recent Age way of life and its pretensions.

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