Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

By Albert, Susan Wittig

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When the Texas Star herself--aviatrix Miss Lily Dare, the fastest woman in the world--is threatened and her plane sabotaged, the Darling Dahlias must weed through the rumors to find the truth to take down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge.

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Something borrowed, someone dead: an Agatha Raisin mystery

By Beaton, M. C.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Hired by the Parish councilor of a small community in the Cotswold Hills to investigate the murder of a jolly widow, Agatha Raisin learns about the victim's penchant for keeping borrowed items in a case that is complicated by village secrets and a killer who would make Agatha a next target.

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Killing Custer

By Coel, Margaret

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Colin Morningside, a descendant of Crazy Horse, is accused of murdering a General Armstrong Custer impersonator, Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden must find the truth, which leads them into a deadly conspiracy that neither of them could have foreseen.

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The whole enchilada

By Davidson, Diane Mott

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she's leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in. But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking. When a colleague-- a woman who resembles Goldy-- is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold" -- from publisher's web page.

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Cat in an alien x-ray

By Douglas, Carole Nelson

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When an Area 51 attraction on the Strip brings hordes of UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists to Vegas, feline private investigator Midnight Louie and the gang tackle an all-too-human adversary who is taking advantage of easily swayed victims.

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Eva's eye

By Fossum, Karin

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Investigating the murder of a man who had been missing for months, Inspector Sejer and his team discover that his death is linked to the murder of a prostitute and to Eva, a struggling artist who holds the key to solving both murders (summary from online).

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Dick Francis's refusal

By Francis, Felix

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired private investigator Sid Halley to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

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W is for wasted

By Grafton, Sue

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue." The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. "And just like that," she says, "the lid to Pandora's box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself." In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised. W is for... wanderer... worthless... wronged... "W is for wasted"--

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Night falls on Damascus

By Highland, Frederick

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In 1930s Syria, Police Inspector Nikolai Faroun investigates the murder of the beautiful but controversial Vera Tamiri, following a trail that leads to a dark conspiracy from Syria's troubled past and to a secret that may have cost Vera her life.

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Second watch

By Jance, Judith A.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Knee surgery leads to nightmares of days gone by, and when J.P. Beaumont awakes, past problems resurface long after the meds have worn off. It's up to Beaumont to solve the mystery that seems to have followed him out of the past.

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A very simple crime

By Jerkins, Grant

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Assistant D.A. Leo Hewitt investigates a woman's murder, discovering an emotionally disturbed wife, a husband who would do anything to escape his marriage, and a mentally handicapped adult son under suspicion.

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How the light gets in

By Penny, Louise

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In Three Pines Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

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Blind justice

By Perry, Anne

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Inspector William Monk searches for proof of his friend's innocence in a controversial and dangerous case, in the nineteenth novel in Anne Perry's acclaimed series. Oliver Rathbone, now a judge, is presiding over a trial for corruption. Proud of his elevation to this position, he is determined to be proper and fair, and, with much skill, convicts a deeply corrupt man. On the back of this success Rathbone is given a controversial new case: that of a charismatic minister accused of using other people's faith for his own gain. This will be a real test of skill, perhaps even dangerous - is this what Rathbone wants? A sensational case begins. True to his principles, Rathbone delivers justice - but at a cost, as murder and suicide ensue, and he is arrested under the charge of blackmail. Can Monk unravel the truth behind the court hysteria? Or will Rathbone spend the rest of his years in prison for exposing a relevant truth, in an appropriate way, for a cause he saw as just?" -- from author's web page .

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Savages: a Nameless Detective novel

By Pronzini, Bill

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Investigating the death of a woman that has been ruled accidental by the police but that her sister insists had been a murder by a known perpetrator, a reluctant Nameless begins to suspect that the victim's sister is telling the truth when he learns unsettling facts about her life. 25,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Reapers

By Ramsay, Frederick

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"The World Cup, which arrives in June, has ripple effects on all South Africa's neighbors. The arrival of soccer fans, team owners, sponsors, and world dignitaries makes southern Africa, particularly Botswana, ripe for all sorts of intrigue and illicit activities... 'Orgonise Africa', derived from Wilhelm Reich's popularization of orgone energy and transmogrified by bad science and wishful thinking, is an effort by fanatics to push forward a plan to seed Africa with orgone...Sanderson, the Game Ranger in the Chobe National Park, finds a body. Tracking down the murderer opens doors that lead her and Inspector Kgabo Modise first to evidence of local bribery, then to smuggling, and finally to what could well provoke an international incident, except for the shrewd action of Modise and Botswana's intelligence community."--Dust jacket flap.

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Heartstone

By Sansom, C. J.

Publishing Date: 2011, c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Asked by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr to investigate claims of wrongs committed against a young ward of the court, Matthew Shardlake embarks on the most politically dangerous case of his career against a backdrop of war between England and France.

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Prey on Patmos: an Inspector Kaldis mystery

By Siger, Jeffrey

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Saint John wrote the apocalyptic Book of Revelation over 1900 years ago in a cave on Greece's eastern Aegean island of Patmos...When a revered monk from that holy island's thousand-year-old monastery is murdered in Patmos' town square during Easter Week, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of Greece's Twenty-First Century Special Crimes Division is called upon to find the killer before all hell breaks loose..."--Dust jacket flap.

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Sword and song

By Southey, Roz

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Musician-sleuth Charles Patterson is called to a suspected murder late one night, and is horrified to find he is acquainted with the victim, a young street-girl. But Patterson is already booked for a fashionable house party outside of town and where he goes, trouble is never far behind. A chance meeting with an American at the house party raises new questions about the murder, then he is attacked twice for no apparent reason. Furthermore, his personal life, involving Esther Jerdoun, the wealthy woman he loves against all of society's conventions, is becoming more and more complicated.

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A question of honor

By Todd, Charles

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

While tending to the wounded on the battlefields of France during World War I, Bess Crawford discovers that the officer who killed five people in India and England is still alive, and, setting out to clear her father's name, instead makes a horrific discovery that changes everything.

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Deceived

By White, Randy Wayne

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Hannah Smith uncovers a museum scam that is seeking contributions from her neighbors and friends in Sulfur Springs while investigating a twenty-year-old cold case.

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