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By Emily Brightwell. 2015
Inspector Witherspoon always triumphs... but how does he do it? Even the inspector himself doesn't know - because his secret… weapon is as ladylike as she is clever. She's Mrs. Jeffries, the determined, delightful detective, who is also Inspector Witherspoon's housekeeper. While death is unpredictable, the murder of Mrs. Hodges was foreseen at a spooky seance. Mrs. Jeffries may not be able to see the future in a crystal ball, but she can look into the past and put things in order to solve this haunting crime, with the help of the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens. Sequel to "Mrs. Jeffries dusts for clues", followed by "Mrs. Jeffries on the ball". 2015.
By Andrea Kane. 2011
Forensic Instincts - a team of independent maverick investigators comprised of a techie-genius, a former Navy SEAL/FBI agent, a psychic,… and a retired FBI dog - must rescue a kidnapped five-year-old girl. But with so many people who could have benefited from the girl's abduction, tracking down the culprit will push the team to the limit. 2011.
By Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands… of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
While Sherlock Holmes tries to find medical attention for his wounded long-lost son Damian, his wife Mary Russell flees with… Damian’s three-year-old daughter. They are all on the run from both the law and the religious fanatic who shot Damian and wants the little girl. 2010.
By Laurie R King. 2004
1924. Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell, visit India to investigate the disappearance of Kimball O’Hara, a spy for… England and the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s famed Kim. Traveling incognito, the couple encounter life-threatening dangers. 2004.
By Alexander McCall Smith. 2007
Precious Ramotswe's husband, J.L.B. Matekoni plans to do something special for their adopted daughter, but when his plans hit some… snags he's happy to be married to resourceful and understanding Precious. 2007.
By Helene Tursten. 2013
Three men are found brutally executed in one of Göteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods. All three men were involved in an… online poker company, but that's all they appear to have in common. The complex investigation immerses Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues into a world of expensive cars, fancy homes, and impressive castles in the air. Meanwhile, the normally peaceful atmosphere of the Huss family is disturbed by marital tension as Irene suspects her husband Krister of having an affair with a younger woman. Sequel to "The glass devil", followed by "The fire dance". 2013. Uniform title: Guldkalven.
By Patricia H Rushford. 2004
Even though Angel Delaney is on leave from the police force, she finds herself playing detective in the middle of… a multiple murder investigation. Shunning the advice of local law enforcement, Angel becomes a private eye and exposes secrets and suspects. c2004.
By Cleo Coyle. 2012
At the Village Blend, Clare Cosi's best baristas may refer to a decaffeinated espresso as a "why bother?" but Clare… knows a good percentage of her customers prefer the neutered brew. So when an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world's first botanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clare believes it's a business opportunity she needs to investigate, at least until the first dead body shows up. Sequel to "Murder most frothy", followed by "French pressed". 2012.
By Cynthia Riggs. 2006
Martha's Vineyard has been home to Victoria Trumbull for most of her ninety-two years. But one evening, Victoria finds something… that doesn't belong: a body on the outgoing tide. Followed by "The cranefly orchid murders". 2006.
When her roommate is found dead wearing a dress stolen from the Paramount Pictures wardrobe department, Lillian Frost teams up… with Edith Head to clear her own name and save Edith's job. Followed by "Dangerous to know". 2016.
By Nadine Nettmann. 2016
Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group.… The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found at an exclusive Napa Valley winery party. When all the evidence points to Katie's friend Tessa, Katie drops everything to clear Tessa's name. Using her deductive wine skills, she tries to track down the real killer. But when repeated attempts are made on her life, Katie discovers that everyone's secrets must be uncovered--including her own. Followed by "Uncorking a lie". 2016.
By Mindy Starns Clark. 2003
Business investigator Callie Webber finds herself looking into a routine murder investigation. It quickly becomes complicated amid international intrigue, cutting… edge technology, and deadly deception. Sequel to "A penny for your thoughts", followed by "A dime a dozen". 2003.
By Elizabeth Peters. 1993
Jacqueline Kirby decided to get away from Coldwater College in Nebraska. A trip to New York would be ideal and,… as the assistant head librarian at the college she can take the trip as a tax deductible professional expense; she will attend the convention of the Historical Romance Writers of the World. The visit is everything that Jacqueline thought it would be and more. First Dubretta Duberstein, the scandal columnist, dies under mysterious circumstances. Then Valerie Valentine asks Jacqueline for help. Someone, it seems, is threatening to kill the novelist. 1993.
By Michael Underwood. 1990
Solicitor Rose Epton, one day on her way home from Lewes Prison by train, reads of a schoolboy, Jason Cutler,… killed by a hit and run driver late at night and also witnesses a young girl sitting opposite her behaving erratically. A few days later the girl is reported missing, so although puzzled but not directly involved, Rosa carries on with her normal work until a client she has recently defended on a drugs charge is found murdered in the grounds of Jason's school. Could there be a connection? 1990.
By Kathy Reichs. 1997
Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in Montreal, is used to visiting recently discovered burial sites. But her newest case is… different. The dismembered body and its decapitated head remind her of another case, and she is soon plunged into a frantic investigation to find a serial killer who is about to strike again. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and graphic descriptions of violence. 1997.
By Sue Grafton. 1990
It was two days after Christmas when Kinsey Millhone received the bank slip showing a credit for five thousand dollars.… But she hadn't made the deposit. Then came the phone call and suddenly it became clear that it was a frame-up. 1990. (Kinsey Millhone mysteries ; 5)
By Laura Childs. 2007
Although Theodosia Browning barely knows a Phalinopsis from a Bog Rose, she still enjoys Charleston's Spring Plantation Ramble. But the… party's over when Mark Congdon, a commodities broker and co-owner of a Charleston bed and breakfast, wins a bid for a rare orchid - and promptly falls down dead. c2007.
By Judith A Jance. 2016
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and… a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal. Bestseller. Sequel to "Remains of innocence". 2016.
By Diane Mott Davidson. 2004
After caterer Goldy Schulz's ex-husband John Richard Korman is released from prison, Goldy is attacked and her kitchen sabotaged. Later,… Korman is found shot to death in the home of his stripper girlfriend, and Goldy looks like the prime suspect. Recipes are included. Some violence and some strong language. Sequel to “Chopping spree”, followed by “Dark tort”. 2004. (Culinary mystery)