• Big Lies in A Small Town

    Big Lies in A Small Town

    Chamberlain, Diane

    "North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold--until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to leave prison, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 58 on 8 copies

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  • The Wild One

    The Wild One

    Petrie, Nicholas

    "War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 19 on 8 copies

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  • The Rabbit Hunter

    The Rabbit Hunter

    Kepler, Lars

    "It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die. A masked stranger stands in the shadows. He watches his victim through the window. He will kill him slowly--make him pay. Soon the Rabbit Hunter has claimed another three victims. This predator will stop at nothing to reap his ultimate revenge. It's up to Joona Linna and Saga Bauer to untangle one of the most complex cases of their career, and follow the killer's trail of destruction back to one horrific night of violence"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 11 on 8 copies

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  • Purgatory Bay

    Purgatory Bay

    Gruley, Bryan

    Former reporter Michaela "Mikey" Deming and Bleak Harbor police chief Katya Malone track a woman bent on revenge for the murders of her family members 12 years prior.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • The Tenant

    The Tenant

    Engberg, Katrine

    When a young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment, with an intricate pattern of lines carved into her face, Copenhagen police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner are assigned to the case. In short order, they establish a link between the victim, Julie Stender, and her landlady, Esther de Laurenti, who's a bit too fond of drink and the host of raucous dinner parties with her artist friends. Esther also turns out to be a budding novelist--and when Julie turns up as a murder victim in the still-unfinished mystery she's writing, the link between fiction and real life grows both more urgent and more dangerous. But Esther's role in this twisted scenario is not quite as clear as it first seems. Is she the culprit--or just another victim, trapped in a twisted game of vengeance? Anette and Jeppe must dig more deeply into the two women's pasts to discover the identity of the brutal puppet-master pulling the strings.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 41 on 6 copies

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  • How Quickly She Disappears

    How Quickly She Disappears

    Fleischmann, Raymond

    "It's been twenty years since Elisabeth watched her twin sister, Jacqueline, disappear without a trace. Now thirty-year-old Elisabeth is living far from home in a small Alaskan town. She's in a loveless marriage and has a precocious young daughter she loves more than anything but who reminds her too much of her long-missing sister. Elisabeth's loneliness--and guilt--grows more unbearable each day. But through it all, she clings to the impossible belief that her sister is still alive and that they'll be reunited. But then Alfred, a dangerous stranger with a plan of his own, arrives in town and commits an inexplicable act of violence. And he offers a startling revelation: He knows exactly what happened to Elisabeth's sister, but he'll reveal this truth only if Elisabeth fulfills three requests. Increasingly isolated from her neighbors and imprisoned by the bitter cold and her own obsession, Elisabeth can almost hear her sister's voice saying, Come and get me. And so she will, even if it means putting herself--and her family--in danger"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 13 on 6 copies

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  • The Scholar

    The Scholar

    McTiernan, Dervla

    When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University early one morning, she calls her boyfriend, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. The dead girl is carrying an ID that will put this crime at the center of a scandal -- her card identifies her as Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland's most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy -- it has even funded Emma's own ground-breaking research (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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  • This Town Sleeps: A Novel

    This Town Sleeps: A Novel

    Staples, Dennis E.

    "Set on an Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota, This Town Sleeps is the story of Marion Lafournier, a gay Ojibwe man, and his search for meaning in a town he cannot seem to leave. When he begins a romance with a closeted former high school classmate Shannon, Marion finds himself struggling to connect with the volcanic and unstable man. One night, while roaming the dark streets of Geshig, Marion unknowingly brings to life a dog from underneath the elementary school playground. The mysterious revenant leads him to the grave of Kayden Kelliher, an Ojibwe basketball star who was murdered at the young age of seventeen, and whose presence still lingers in the memories of the townsfolk. While investigating the fallen hero's death, Marion discovers family connections and an old Ojibwe legend that may be the secret to unraveling the mystery he has found himself in." --

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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  • Ghost of A Flea

    Ghost of A Flea

    Sallis, James

    "In his old house in uptown New Orleans, Lew Griffin is alone--almost. His relationship is falling apart, his son has disappeared. His good friend is shot interrupting a robbery. And Lew is directionless: he hasn't written anything in years; he no longer teaches; there's nothing to fill his days. Even the attempt to discover the source of threatening letters to a friend leaves him feeling rootless and lost. Now Lew Griffin stands alone in a dark room, looking out. Behind him on the bed is a body. He thinks if he doesn't speak, doesn't think about what happened, somehow things will be all right again. He thinks about his own life, about the other's, about how the two of them came to be here."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race

    Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race

    Brett, Simon

    "Once again, the plumbing at Tawcester Towers is causing consternation for the Dowager Duchess, so - unusually for her - she gives her blessing for Blotto to take part in the 'Great Road Race' in his beloved Lagonda so long as he wins. The first prize of 10,000 pre-War sovereigns will help towards repairing the leaky ancestral home. Blotto elects to take chauffeur Corky Froggett as his spare mechanic, while Twinks is despatched by her mother to the Highlands, to paint water colours and bag herself a wealthy husband. But, on the morning of the race's start, enfeebled by food poisoning, Blotto and Corky are forced to employ an extra mechanic on their team - a slender, blonde and rather attractive young American named Ronald. So Blotto and his team are pitted against Europe's finest, in a race which takes them through France, across the Alps, to a finish line at the Colosseum in Rome. Among the competitors are Florian Carre-Dagneau, indulged son of the race sponsors, Count Daspoontz from Germany, and the Italian Enrico Parmigiano-Reggiano. All want to win the race, and all want the prize money and all - with the exception of Blotto and his team - will resort to dastardly deception and fiendish sabotage to ensure Blotto's Lagonda is not the first car over the finishing line.."-- (1/19/2020 10:16:59 AM)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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