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Conferences Are Murder

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9781612940090
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4th Lindsay Gordon Mystery
Category: FICTION

Murder At The Library Conference

Author : Stephen Leary
ISBN : 9781513063126
Genre : Fiction
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Washington DC is the setting of the annual library conference and Ally Derringer is anticipating a magnificent event to cap off her year as president. Many new members have recently joined, although it is unclear why. The festive atmosphere is interrupted as an unsolved murder threatens to wreck the conference. Strangely, few conventioneers seem sad that the librarian is dead. Instead, some seem positively joyous. The library association is dominated by radical liberals who feel no empathy with the demise of a conservative. Is the killer an angry ex-flame? Someone hiding criminal behavior? A political opponent? Or was it an act of terrorism by an extremist? The Three Biblioteers, making their first appearance, form an alliance hoping to solve the puzzling case. 224p.
Category: Fiction

The Outraged Lonely Detective Investigates The Green Toenails Murder Mystery

Author : Charles Schwarz
ISBN : 9780595467815
Genre : Fiction
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In this eighth volume of the Lonely Detective Mysteries you'll read about: the Lonely Detective running amok in beauty salons, the Finder deep into a despicable man's three lives as well as having bizarre adventures with Manhattan alligators and rhinos, and the Should man, knee deep in talking heads.
Category: Fiction

An Exaggerated Murder

Author : Josh Cook
ISBN : 9781612194288
Genre : Fiction
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How can you solve a murder when the clues are so dumb? Private investigator Trike Augustine may be a brainiac with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes, but they’re not doing him any good at solving the case of a missing gazzilionaire because the clues are so stupefyingly—well, stupid. Meanwhile, his sidekicks—Max the former FBI agent and Lola the artist—don’t quite rise to the level of Dr. Watson, either. For example, when a large, dead pig turns up on Trike’s floor in the middle of the night, none of them can figure out what it means. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as the astronomical reward being offered diminishes drastically every day. That, plus the increasing reality that their own lives are in danger, lift this astonishing debut beyond its hilarious premise—a smart man befuddled by the idiotic—and turns it into something more than just a smart homage to Sherlock (with maybe a touch of early Jonathan Lethem thrown in). It becomes a compelling and compulsive thriller . . . with the added bonus that the prose is often as breathtaking as the tale.
Category: Fiction

Murder By The Book

Author : Rex Stout
ISBN : 0307756068
Genre : Fiction
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It wasn’t Leonard Dykes’s writing style that offended. But something in his unpublished tome seemed to lead everyone who read it to a very unhappy ending. Now four people are dead, including the unfortunate author himself, and the police think Nero Wolfe is the only man who can close the book on this novel killer. So the genius sleuth directs his sidekick to set a trap . . . and discovers that the truth is far stranger—and far bloodier—than fiction. Introduction by David Handler “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
Category: Fiction

Kitty Genovese The Murder The Bystanders The Crime That Changed America

Author : Kevin Cook
ISBN : 9780393242911
Genre : True Crime
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"Vividly transforms Ms. Genovese from an iconic urban martyr to a three-dimensional protagonist in a case that transformed the criminal justice system." —Sam Roberts, New York Times In 1964 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was brutally stabbed to death on her front stoop in plain view of numerous witnesses. Her sensational case provoked an anxious outcry and became the stuff of urban legend. Kevin Cook’s “provocative” (Wall Street Journal) investigation upends the simple story we thought we knew. His unprecedented minute-by-minute reconstruction of the crime shatters the fable of the 38 passive witnesses—a myth perpetuated by the New York Times, movies, TV programs, and countless psychology textbooks. For the first time, Cook introduces us to a neighbor who did intervene, and he brings to life a vibrant and charismatic Kitty, working (and dancing) her way through the colorful, fast-changing New York of the ’60s.
Category: True Crime

Murder In Stony Crossing

Author : Don Huddle
ISBN : 0974839418
Genre : Fiction
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The plot begins to boil when a dog brings its owner a cleanly severed hand with a mysterious cult-like symbol drawn on the palm. Zeke Tanner and best friend Chief of Police DeVon Bookman untangle a web of seemingly unrelated events leading to a small town's loss of pastoral innocence.
Category: Fiction

Driven To Murder

Author : Robert Scott
ISBN : 9780786038527
Genre : True Crime
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From the New York Times–bestselling author: The shocking true story of the murders at ABC News journalist Sam Donaldson’s New Mexico ranch. ABC News journalist Sam Donaldson needed a new manager for his sprawling New Mexico ranch. He found the perfect hire in Paul Posey, who quickly settled into his new life with his family in tow. Then, in July 2004, Donaldson was stunned to discover that his ranch had become a blood-soaked crime scene. The bullet-riddled bodies of Paul, his wife, and stepdaughter were found buried in a pile of manure. Paul’s fourteen-year-old son, Cody, was soon in custody. But the shocking revelations had only just begun . . . The Poseys appeared to be an ordinary American family. But was their seeming normalcy a carefully constructed veneer? Cody claimed he had suffered years of relentless physical and psychological abuse at the hands of his father, stepmother, and stepsister. Witnesses at the trial included Sam Donaldson, as well as neighbors who supported Cody’s claims—and others who disputed them. Was Cody a cold-blooded killer? Or was he acting in self-defense? It would be up to a jury to separate the lies from the truth, and decide the fate of a teenager . . .
Category: True Crime

Murder She Wrote Martinis And Mayhem

Author : Jessica Fletcher
ISBN : 1440673551
Genre : Fiction
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Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda. Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be...
Category: Fiction

Developing Murder

Author : HP Hanson
ISBN : 9780595859887
Genre : Fiction
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Colorado's Fraser Valley struggles with the usual problems of the scenic high country-too much development, too little water, culture clashes-but normally it's a peaceable community preoccupied with skiing the deep powder and making ends meet. Then the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Annette Trieri moves in and dead bodies start turning up. A developer who thrives on controversy, a muck-raking writer, and a community leader all die under circumstances that, at first, look innocent. But inconsistencies pique Annette's suspicion, and she finds that they're all tied to water in general and the Front-Range Associated Water Board in particular, predators from across the mountains with designs on the valley's future. Ultimately, she's able to bring to justice the parties responsible for Developing Murder.
Category: Fiction