• The Woman in the Mirror

    The Woman in the Mirror

    James, Rebecca

    "Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the Mirror. For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyond. In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne, looking after Captain Jonathan de Grey's twin children. Falling under the de Greys' spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins' adoration becomes deceitful and taunting. Their father, ever distant, turns spiteful and cruel. The manor itself seems to lash out. Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered, her air slightly chilled. Something malicious resents her presence, something clouding her senses and threatening her very sanity. In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned she is a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents or her lineage. At long last, Rachel will find answers to questions about her identity that have haunted her entire life. But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys. A legacy borne from greed and deceit, twisted by madness, and suffused with unrequited love and unequivocal rage"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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  • Texas Outlaw

    Texas Outlaw

    Patterson, James

    "Texas Ranger Rory Yates becomes famous after his girlfriend, country music star Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. He tries to escape the spotlight by moving to the small West Texas town of Rio Lobo, but the chief of police doesn't want him there and soon he is drawn into an accidental death that might really be a murder." --Publisher description.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 27 on 18 copies

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  • Running Out of Road

    Running Out of Road

    Friedman, Daniel

    "Once, Detective Buck Schatz patrolled the city of Memphis, chasing down robbers and killers with a blackjack truncheon and a .357. But he's been retired for decades. Now he's frail and demented, and Rose, his wife of 72 years, is ill and facing a choice about her health care that Buck is terrified to even consider. The future looks short and bleak, and Buck's only escape is into the past. But Buck's past is under attack as well. After 35 years on death row, convicted serial killer Chester March finally has an execution date. Chester is the oldest condemned man in the United States, and his case has attracted the attention of NPR producer Carlos Watkins, who believes Chester was convicted on the strength of a coerced confession. Chester's conviction is the capstone on Buck's storied career, and, to save Chester's life, Watkins is prepared to tear down Buck's reputation and legacy." --

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Her Royal Spyness

    Her Royal Spyness

    Bowen, Rhys

    Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH?oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name. -- Publisher's website.

    Format: Book - 2008

    Holds: 6 on 8 copies

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  • The Hocus Girl

    The Hocus Girl

    Nickson, Chris

    "Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to clear his friend. Are the answers linked to rumours of a mysterious government spy in town? Davey's not the only one who needs Simon's help. Timber merchant George Ericsson has been 'hocussed' by a young woman who spiked his drink and stole his valuable ring and watch. Who is she, and how does she know one of Simon's assistant Jane's deepest secrets? The path to the truth is twisted and dangerous. Simon and Jane encounter murder, lies, betrayal and a government terrified of its own people as they attempt to save Davey and find the hocus girl."--Publisher.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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  • The Lady of the Lake

    The Lady of the Lake

    Guttridge, Peter

    "When Major Richard Rabbitt, owner of a large estate in Sussex, is found floating in a lake belonging to Nimue Grace, a charismatic former Hollywood actress, DI Sarah Gilchrist and DS Bellamy Heap are called in to investigate - and quickly discover Rabbitt was a notoriously difficult man to deal with. Rabbitt was hated by his estranged wife, had several rivalries with residents of the area, and was involved in a number of deals with other shady businessmen, such as Said Farzi, a 'criminal' according to many, and the corrupt politician William Simpson - the father of Heap's girlfriend. With numerous suspects and many refusing to cooperate, Gilchrist and Heap must stay on their toes to unravel all the connections. Who stood to gain the most from Rabbitt's demise, and who can be trusted?"--Publisher.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • Columbus Noir

    Columbus Noir

    The state of Ohio could only escape the Akashic Noir Series for so long. "Perfect for fans of crime novels and mysteries. The book tells stories of Columbus' dark doppelganger, where greed and pride have run rampant." -- Columbus Monthly Magazine "Like the rest of the state of Ohio, Columbus has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, and the stories included in Akashic's ode to the city are as full of misery as the city currently is in real life. Moments of humanity shine through in many of the tales in this collection, and epic takes on pride and greed make many of the stories in this collection go beyond small miseries into the realm of Shakespearian tragedy. Urgent, beautiful, and not to be missed." -- CrimeReads , included in CrimeReads ' Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020 "When author Andrew Welsh-Huggins started on his latest work, he knew he wanted the stories to be focused in and around Columbus, his adopted hometown of 22 years. But it wasn't the area's bustling arts scene, avid sports culture or homey Midwestern feel that the writer and journalist wanted to highlight. Instead, he wanted to focus on the seedy inner workings of the city's underbelly--at least fictitiously--in Columbus Noir ." -- Columbus Dispatch "[Huggins] says Columbus is the perfect setting for the kind of mayhem that occurs when dreamers become schemers...Now he has convinced 13 local writers to join him in investigating Columbus' dark corners and imagining the kinds of things that can happen when relationships turn vicious and ambition trumps ethics." -- Columbus Monthly , Seven Questions with editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins "Femmes fatales, shady clubs and antiheroes: all the elements are here in Columbus Noir , a satisfying collection of 14 stories by some of Ohio's best authors, in a series of more than a hundred books in an award-winning series that includes locales like Baghdad Noir and Wall Street Noir ." -- Akron Beacon Journal Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir . Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by: Lee Martin, Robin Yocum, Kristen Lepionka, Craig McDonald, Chris Bournea, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Tom Barlow, Mercedes King, Daniel Best, Laura Bickle, Yolonda Tonette Sanders, Julia Keller, Khalid Moalim, and Nancy Zafris. From the introduction by Andrew Welsh-Huggins: Today, Columbus is an epicenter of the opioid epidemic, awash in heroin and the even deadlier fentanyl as dealers flood the city with their wares...The wealth gap in the city is growing, and Columbus is now one of the deadliest places in the state for babies trying to make it to their first birthday, even more so if their mothers are African American. These days, Columbus is a place forensic investigators are moving to. Overdoses, homicides, infant mortality: at long last, we're finally as lethal as any big American city. In that light (and darkness) I'm pleased to present Columbus Noir , a collection of shadowy tales from the city's best storytellers set in neighborhoods across the metropolis. Sexual passion drives many of the stories, appropriate for a genre marked by protagonists striving for things out of their reach. Racism makes an appearance or two, as do those twin pillars of noir, greed and pride. Still, a deep appreciation of Columbus runs through the book as forcefully as the swath cut by the Olentangy after a couple of days of hard rain. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • Murder Makes Scents

    Murder Makes Scents

    Brecher, Christin

    "Stella and her globe-trotting mom, Millie, have come home from a perfume industry conference in Paris, where their trip was marred by witnessing the stabbing death of a young man. It's a relief for Stella to be back on her picturesque island, with the comforting company of her cat, Tinker. But lingering danger may have followed them back across the ocean. After someone breaks into her candle store, the Wick & Flame, Stella starts feeling spooked. And just as things threaten to ignite, Millie suffers a blow to the head. Stella receives an anonymous note claiming that her mother smuggled a secret formula out of France - and threatening her life if it isn't returned. Now Stella's picked up the scent of a cold-hearted criminal and an intriguing puzzle, and things are about to get wicked." --Publisher.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • The Death of Me: A Heloise Chancey Mystery

    The Death of Me: A Heloise Chancey Mystery

    Tjia, M. J.

    The Continent, 1864: Two bomb attacks, three deaths. Clues to an elaborate assassination plot are intercepted in Paris and the authorities believe the assassin's lair lies in Soho, London. Heloise Chancey, courtesan and professional detective, must go undercover to spy upon the nest of suspects and end their murderous conspiracy. Meanwhile, her Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen finds herself trapped in a deadly nightmare of deceit and madness. Will she be able to escape before time runs out? Danger keeps Heloise close company as she hunts evil down to its devilish source.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • The Starr Sting Scale

    The Starr Sting Scale

    O'Cinneide, C. S.

    "Candace Starr likes to think of herself as retired since she got out of prison. That's until society maven Kristina Corrigan tries to hire her to permanently remove her daughter's barnacle of a boyfriend, Tyler Brent, from their lives. The only catch? Tyler is seventeen years old. Even Candace usually draws the line at taking out a target who doesn't shave yet. But when Tyler turns up dead at a river gorge with a broken neck, people start asking questions. Detective Chien-Shiung Malone, the ambitious cop assigned to the case, has more than a few of her own. Candace is not about to provide any answers though--until Malone makes her a proposition she cannot refuse. Candace signs on as Malone's unofficial partner to find Tyler's murderer, despite the possibility she my have killed the boy herself.-- (8/13/2020 6:16:55 AM)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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