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By James Lee Burke. 1996
Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux gets a call for help from redneck Aaron Crown, who after twenty-eight years is convicted of…killing a prominent civil rights activist. Though he is warned off the case, Robicheaux decides to buck the power structure and take some personal risks to prove Crown's innocence. Includes strong language, violence, and sex. c1996.
By Peter Cunningham. 1996
Theo Shortcourse escapes from the mental hospital where he is held after committing murder. He hides out in the river…delta, where he long ago swam with boyhood friends, one of whom is now Ireland's prime minister. Theo reveals the chilling story of his tragic life by talking into a tape recorder. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex
By Len Deighton. 1995
British agent Bernard Samson and his inept boss are in Poland tracking Samson's missing brother-in-law, George Kosinski, when macabre evidence…of his demise causes them to abort their search. Kosinski reappears in Britain, and Samson is recalled from Berlin to resolve the matter. Sequel to "Faith" (DC28623). Followed by "Charity" (DC16564). 1995.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner, David Cunningham. 1968
When the Alden children get a week off from school, they decide to spend it in a cabin even though…it is winter. Their only neighbors, a family that owns a small store, have obviously been searching for something in the cabin. It takes a snowstorm for the Aldens to help them find it. For grades 4-7
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. 1995
By J. F Healy. 1990
Newspaperwoman Jane Rust hires Boston private eye John Cuddy to investigate the murder of one of her informants. The next…night Jane's body is found in her apartment. Her death is considered a suicide and soon becomes "yesterday's news." But Cuddy is convinced there is more to it. Strong language and descriptions of sex
By A. N Wilson, A N Wilson, A. N. Wilson. 1996
This sequel to Daughters of Albion (DB 35723) opens in the mid 1960s as wealthy Virgil Everett, avid collector of…the Lampitt papers, plunges to his death from a skyscraper. Thirty years later, Julian Ramsay's memory regressions link Everett's death to Lampitt's own. Some strong language
By Bruce Alexander. 1996
In 1767 Josiah Markham, captain of a British frigate, falls overboard and drowns in the Indian Ocean. When the ship…returns to England, the acting captain accuses another officer of murdering Markham. Blind magistrate Sir John Fielding probes the matter
By John Feinstein. 1995
Rytis Buzelis, a Lithuanian-born basketball star, is wooed by college coaches across the country. When journalist Bobby Kelleher finds the…body of an old friend and coach who had been vying to sign Buzelis, Kelleher ventures into the sinister world of big-money sports to find the killer. Strong language. 1995.
By Lilian Jackson Braun. 1997
A rash of petty thievery, newcomers, and a wedding all threaten the holiday spirit in Pickax. A local newspaper man…is charged with the thefts. Qwilleran, who has bought a condo for the winter, and his cats, KoKo and Yum Yum, have their own ideas about who the guilty party is, and work to set things right. Bestseller. Sequel to “The cat who said cheese”, followed by “The cat who sang for the birds”. 1997.
By Richard North Patterson. 1982
Ever since attorney Adam Shaw migrated from the North to his new southern home, he has felt like a stranger.…Then his best friend disappears, and the friend's wife is found dead. Shaw aims to solve the crime and risks everything to penetrate the social facade that conceals the mystery. Strong language and violence
By P. D James, P. D. James. 1996
Mystery set in England about convalescent Adam Dalgliesh, who goes to Dorset and discovers that the priest who had summoned…him is dead. Adam becomes involved in intrigue and murder when more deaths occur at a nearby home for disabled people
By Pamela F Service. 1994
Terri Graff and her family are natives on South Bass Island, and Terri is working in the archaeological dig at…the site of the old Victory Hotel that burned in 1919. Brian Cornwell, descendant of regular summer vacationers, has come to the island with his family. When Brian discovers an old diary containing clues to a hidden emerald-and-diamond necklace, he and Terri combine forces to hunt for it. For grades 5-7
By Robert Ludlum. 1996
A team of scientists, hired to conduct a geophysical survey on a Caribbean island, is embroiled in a conspiracy to…establish a multinational criminal enterprise. Members of the team encounter interference by local residents and British Intelligence as they pursue professional and romantic interests. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller
By Tami Hoag. 1997
When a murder prosecution is vitiated by an officer's failure to list key evidence on a search warrant, an irate…detective decides to take the law into his own hands. Deputy Annie Broussard joins forces with the rogue detective in tracking the elusive killer. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex. 1997.
By Willo Davis Roberts. 1996
At almost fifteen, Cici is thrilled to be returning to her family's summer home at the lake. After a two-year…absence, she hopes she is now old enough for Jack to think of her as a girlfriend. But Jack has other things to worry about--his older brother is in prison for a murder he didn't commit. For grades 6-9
By Anne Perry. 1994
Nurse Hester Latterly is accused of murdering her elderly patient and stealing some jewellery. Her only hope to escape the…hangman is private investigator Monk. He must bring his considerable skill to bear in convincing a hostile Scottish court about Hester's innocence. 1994.
By Mitchell Smith. 1994
When architect Evan Scott watches a female construction worker plunge seventy stories from a skyscraper frame, he realizes it was…no accident. His investigation threatens powerful interests on both sides of the law and leads him on a perilous mission of vengeance. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex
By Anne Perry. 1996
Two years after the ghastly crimes of Jack the Ripper, Superintendent Thomas Pitt sends a man to the gallows for…the murder of a Whitechapel prostitute. Now, a similar killing has been committed. Was the wrong man sent to his death or is Jack the Ripper back? 1996.
By Jay Brandon. 1995
When vacationing former assistant D.A. Jordan Marshall mouths off when caught speeding, he is taken to the local judge, who…asks him to handle the defense in an attempted murder case. Marshall can't understand the importance of the case until he learns of a connected death--the town's young golden girl. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex