Mystery & Thrillers
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Cavender
Publisher: Kensington (2013, Nov 26th).
Publishers Weekly09/09/2013 In Cavender's delightful sixth Pizza Lovers mystery (after 2012's Killer Crust), the residents of Timber Ridge, N.C., including Eleanor Swift, owner of A Slice of Delight, the local pizzeria, and her sister, Maddy Spencer, have spent weeks preparing for Timber Ridge's largest annual celebration, the Founders Day Festival. On the day of the fair, Maddy's ex-husband, Grant Whitmore, shows up and picks a fight with Maddy's fiancé, Bob Lemon. That evening, someone stabs Grant in the heart with a barbecue skewer, as Eleanor and Maddy later learn from police chief Kevin Hurley, who fingers Bob as the most likely murder suspect. When the sisters set out to clear Bob's name, they discover that plenty of others had motives for the crime. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jack Higgins
Publisher: Open Road Media; Reprint edition (2010, Jun 22nd).
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More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Kay Hooper
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (2013, Nov 26th).
New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper returns with a new novel of blood-chilling suspense as hunters become the hunted in a desperate game of survival against all odds Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to locate escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally unstable bank robber. Supposedly, Jacoby hid more than ten million dollars from his last heist before he was capturedand rather mysteriously escaped federal custody. And once Brinkman finds Jacoby, the agent is left severely wounded, with no way to convey his location to Haven. Callie Davis, an agent with the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit, has been in the area for some time, due to the foresight of her boss and unit chief, Noah Bishop. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics; First Edition edition (2013, Nov 19th).
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled: no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally start living. Rick. Ezekiel. Gregory. Negan. Each man holds the fate of their community in their hands... and WAR is on the horizon! This volume collects THE WALKING DEAD #109-114, the prelude to ALL OUT WAR-the epic battle that will change the world of THE WALKING DEAD for years to come moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Scott Snyder
Publisher: DC Comics (2013, Nov 19th).
The world has fallen to the Rot! Animal Man, a.k.a. Buddy Baker and Swamp Thing form an uneasy alliance as they find that after facing down the undead forces of Anton Arcane that the world has fallen deep into a decrepit future where the world is consumed into a withering land of decay. The two heroes travel the decimated planet, scrounging up misfit crimefighters, whose appearances and histories have been changed by this new hell-scape. In this volume, Swamp Thing finds unlikely allies in Deadman and Poison Ivy, as he ventures deep into Gotham to find the man who always has all the answers: Batman. But will the Caped Crusader be enough to break Rotworld? New York Times best-selling authors Scott Snyder (BATMAN) and Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) team-up to conclude a story that began when the New 52 first launched in SWAMP THING VOL. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Dec 2nd).
Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Morag Joss
Publisher: Delacorte Press (2013, Nov 26th).
Award-winning author Morag Joss has penned a beautifully rendered, meticulously crafted, and terrifyingly gripping novel of suspense—ideal for the fans of Eowyn Ivey, Ruth Rendell, and Barbara Vine. One night, two strangers. A damage that cannot be undone. For thirty years, Howard and Deborah Morgan have poured all their energy and modest savings into Stoneyridge, a smallholding deep in the English moors. Howard putters with pottery, Deborah dabbles in weaving, and both struggle to tend sheep and chickens and live off the land. But what began with simple dreams of solitude and sunlit picnics in the hills has given way to a harsher reality. To help with finances, they decide to turn Stoneyridge into a bed-and-breakfast. But a sudden stroke leaves Howard incapacitated and Deborah overwhelmed. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kelley Armstrong
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Plume (2013, Nov 26th).
The long-awaited final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s Nadia Stafford series Since Kelley Armstrong wrapped up book two of the Nadia Stafford series, fans have been eager to know what happens to the tough-as-nails contract killer. At last, Wild Justice brings Nadia back for the series’ thrilling conclusionan action-packed tale that will dazzle fans of the series as well as those who are only familiar with Armstrong’s bestselling paranormal books. In Wild Justice, Nadia is confronted with her most difficult task to date: going after the man who killed her cousin Amy twenty years prior. But when it turns out that someone else has already taken justice into their own hands, she is drawn into a complex situation where everything she knows and loves is thrown into the path of danger. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sarah Jio
Publisher: Plume (2013, Nov 26th).
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio imagines life on Boat Street, a floating community on Seattle’s Lake Unionhome to people of artistic spirit who for decades protect the dark secret of one startling night in 1959 Fleeing an East Coast life marred by tragedy, Ada Santorini takes up residence on houseboat number seven on Boat Street. She discovers a trunk left behind by Penny Wentworth, a young newlywed who lived on the boat half a century earlier. Ada longs to know her predecessor’s fate, but little suspects that Penny’s mysterious past and her own clouded future are destined to converge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses: A Mystery (Dandy Gilver Mysteries (Minotaur Books))Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Catriona McPherson
Publisher: Minotaur Books (2013, Nov 19th).
"Agatha Christie meets Upstairs Downstairs . . . [For] fans of Phryne Fisher and Maisie Dobbs." —Publishers WeeklyA mystery writer perfect for fans of Upstairs Downstairs, Downton Abbey, and Gosford Park, Catriona McPherson has charmed readers everywhere with her fun and clever series set in 1920s Scotland. In this new adventure, witty, aristocratic sleuth Dandy Gilver travels to an all-girls school in the small seaside town of Portpatrick to investigate the disappearance of a childhood friend who taught there. Soon, Dandy discovers that her missing chum is not the only thing that's off in Portpatrick. Other teachers have been disappearing at an alarming rate. The BBC has optioned the Dandy Gilver series for television, and mystery fans will love Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses, the newest excursion with Scotland's most charming sleuth. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability