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A Picture Of Murder

Author : T E. KINSEY
ISBN : 1542046025
Genre : Fiction
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Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell. Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady's maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colourful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch's Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night's screening ends with a mysterious murder, and the second night with another...One by one the actors turn up dead in ways that eerily echo their film. With the police left scratching their heads, Lady Hardcastle calls upon her amateur sleuthing skills to launch an investigation, with Flo's able assistance. Surrounded by suspects both human and supernatural, Lady Hardcastle must use a little trickery of her own to unmask the murderer.
Category: Fiction

Lady In Red

Author : B. Ann Bayliss
ISBN : 1098307526
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A gripping thriller of mystery and intrigue The suspicious death of a young Charlotte insurance underwriter brings Detective Mike Gabrielli to a posh uptown loft to investigate the crime. John Bryan, a brilliant, young executive from the Houston home office, is sent to Charlotte to covertly delve into the bizarre circumstances surrounding that death. The prior mysterious disappearance of one underwriter, the unexplained death of another, and notably suspected criminal activity within the Charlotte branch prompted Bryan's undercover assignment. Arriving in the city, Bryan runs into his old college roommate, Gabrielli. The perchance meeting ends with a reunion dinner where Bryan sees a beautiful lady in a red dinner dress that shakes his usually conservative persona. During dinner, the friends reminisce, but neither mentions the situation or events that will propel them down different and dangerous paths as they struggle to stop the murderer. At this time, the enamored Bryan has no idea that his search into the terrifying and foreboding underworld will uncover a deadly plot endangering the beautiful lady in red. The treacherous schemes of the elusive killer and his accomplices will keep you on the edge of your seat as you journey through the twists and turns of this gripping story.

The Wrong Side Of Murder Creek

Author : Bob Zellner
ISBN : 1603061045
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Even forty years after the civil rights movement, the transition from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of SNCC seems quite a journey. In the early 1960s, when Bob Zellner’s professors and classmates at a small church school in Alabama thought he was crazy for even wanting to do research on civil rights, it was nothing short of remarkable. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, Zellner tells how one white Alabamian joined ranks with the black students who were sitting-in, marching, fighting, and sometimes dying to challenge the Southern “way of life” he had been raised on but rejected. Decades later, he is still protesting on behalf of social change and equal rights. Fortunately, he took the time, with co-author Constance Curry, to write down his memories and reflections. He was in all the campaigns and was close to all the major figures. He was beaten, arrested, and reviled by some but admired and revered by others. The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, winner of the 2009 Lillian Smith Book Award, is Bob Zellner’s larger-than-life story, and it was worth waiting for.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Vision Of Murder

Author : Victoria Laurie
ISBN : 1101100001
Genre : Fiction
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Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.
Category: Fiction

A Choice Of Murders

Author : Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Genre : Fiction
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WHEN IT COMES TO MURDER, THERE'S ALWAYS A CHOICE… The only thing more varied than how people are killed is the many, many ways people try to get away with this terrible crime. Now masterful mystery writer Dorothy Salisbury Davis brings together 23 classic stories of crime and suspense, whodunits and detective stories from some of the finest authors of the 1950s. Ross Macdonald’s classic P.I. Lew Archer takes a chilling case in California, where the mob isn't the only deadly thing under the West Coast sun. Margaret Millar brings us the tale of the couple next door who ensnares their neighbor in a tangled web of love and deception. Margaret Manners invites us to a bar for a drink and a quick little story of a con man who got what he deserved—and how the man accused of his murder walked free. And Michael Gilbert's brilliant detective Gladwyn Hughes must get to the bottom of an ambassador assassinated in front of forty-five witnesses before a war breaks out in Europe over the murder. Twenty-three stories of criminals, victims, and always, always multiple choices of murder… Featuring stories by: ROBERT ARTHUR LAWRENCE G. BLOCHMAN ANTHONY BOUCHER WENZELL BROWN ANDREW CARVE MIGNON G. EBERHART STANLEY ELLIN ANTHONY GILBERT MICHAEL GILBERT RYERSON JOHNSON HELEN KASSON JAMES A. KIRCH ROSS MACDONALD MARGARET MANNERS STEPHEN MARLOWE MARGARET MILLAR STUART PALMER JOHN BASYE PRICE ELLERY QUEEN MARC SEYMOUR RUTHVEN TODD LAWRENCE TREAT ROBERT TURNER
Category: Fiction

The Scent Of Murder

Author : Kylie Logan
ISBN : 9781250180629
Genre : Fiction
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First in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Scent of Murder is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains cadaver dogs. The way Jazz Ramsey figures it, life is pretty good. She’s thirty-five years old and owns her own home in one of Cleveland’s most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighborhoods. She has a job she likes as an administrative assistant at an all-girls school, and a volunteer interest she’s passionate about—Jazz is a cadaver dog handler. Jazz is working with Luther, a cadaver dog in training. Luther is still learning cadaver work, so Jazz is putting him through his paces at an abandoned building that will soon be turned into pricey condos. When Luther signals a find, Jazz is stunned to see the body of a young woman who is dressed in black and wearing the kind of make-up and jewelry that Jazz used to see on the Goth kids back in high school. She’s even more shocked when she realizes that beneath the tattoos and the piercings and all that pale make up is a familiar face. The lead detective on the case is an old lover, and the murdered woman is an old student. Jazz finds herself sucked into the case, obsessed with learning the truth.
Category: Fiction

A Double Dose Of Murder

Author : Mary Aldrin
ISBN : 9780595360192
Genre : Fiction
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I love it. Ms. Aldrin has done an excellent job This novel is pure P.I. genre. -Tom Lipinski, Shamus Award winner The characters are very realistic the story is well-written and well-paced with vivid scenes -Patrick Picciarelli, author of Bloodshot Eyes In this soft-boiled mystery, a wealthy financier is murdered, and Nora Pearl, homicide detective turned P.I., gets the opportunity to match wits with two rivals. Mavens, the lead police detective, has always been hostile toward her. Marty, Nora's unfaithful and soon to be ex-husband, was promoted over her, many say unfairly, to C.O. of Homicide. Mavens and Marty's prime suspect is the victim's wife. She hires Nora to investigate, and Nora jumps at the chance to prove herself the better man, so to speak. Everyone has a motive-the brother who wants a bigger part of the family business, the ex-wife and former screen star whose income can't support her lifestyle, the drug addicted son who may not actually be the victim's son, the mistress who is all sexuality and ruthless ambition. Or could Mavens and Marty be right? As Nora delves into the case, she begins to fear her client might actually be the murderer.
Category: Fiction

The Many Faces Of Murder

Author : Franklin Willson
ISBN : 9781617391712
Genre : Fiction
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What if you could then use that confusion for good—for murder. Jack does just that. After being laid off by a corrupt man, he decides to take his fate into his own hands, but the face of others. After he acquires an invaluable machine that allows him to submit photographs and output any face he pleases, he begins to plot his new life. Even though his murderous spree begins in an effort to bring better quality to the neighborhood, he flirts dangerously with the line of control. A penchant for murder begins to grow in Jack. As the need for murdering takes hold, Jack's ability to keep his true self a secret is compromised by a new neighbor. The boy quickly invades Jack's personal space and introduces him to his uncle, a cop. Will Jack be able to keep his true identity under wraps? Will he be punished for the crimes he's committing? Or will the community thank him for removing the pesky vermin?
Category: Fiction

A Slice Of Murder

Author : Chris Cavender
ISBN : 9780758260703
Genre : Fiction
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Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . . "Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series." –Publishers Weekly "Cavender introduces a promising cast of characters." –Booklist "The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin's Blackbird siblings." –Library Journal "A delightful mystery--as filling as a big slice of warm pizza." –Armchair Interviews "As warm and satisfying as a pizza straight from the oven. I can't wait for seconds!" --Laura Levine
Category: Fiction

A Grave Case Of Murder

Author : Roger Bax
ISBN : 9781447220954
Genre : Fiction
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When a man gets to be a hundred years old, and is an Appleby, he should be able to look forward to spending the rest of his life quietly, comfortably, and free from care. So William Appleby, known as The Ancient to his large respectable family and his neighbours, thought. There was the celebration of his hundredth birthday to look forward to, of course, and then the marriage of his favourite great-granddaughter, Barbara, but aside from that, supposedly, just his everyday routine. The Ancient and the rest of the Appleby clan certainly never expected to be confronted with murder! But murder struck, in the midst of the lovely countryside, close to the heart of the clan: decisively, brutally, skilfully. Scotland Yard had a difficult time indeed discovering who the murderer was, because the indomitable front of the Appleby family covered the traces quickly and proudly, in spite of the terror, the distress and the shock that murder brings with it.
Category: Fiction