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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DeKok and the mask of death

By Baantjer, A. C.

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Amsterdam's Inspector DeKok investigates the disappearance of Rosalind Netherwood, who entered a hospital and was never seen again, he learns that three other women have similarly vanished, and the hospital denies they were ever there. - (Baker & Taylor)

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The rope: an Anna Pigeon novel

By Barr, Nevada

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on--her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that some one has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing.

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The ghost runner: a Makana mystery

By Bilal, Parker

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of his wife and daughter, is shaken out of his despondency when a routine surveillance job leads him to the horrific murder of a teenage girl.

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Dead water: a Shetland mystery

By Cleeves, Ann

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation. Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his local knowledge is needed in this case, and he decides to help Willow. The dead journalist had left the islands years before to pursue his writing career. In his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl. When Willow and Jimmy dig deeper, they realize that the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn't want to come to the surface. In Dead Water, a triumphant continuation to her Shetland series, Ann Cleeves cements her place as one of Britain's most successful crime writers.

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Top secret twenty-one: a Stephanie Plum novel

By Evanovich, Janet

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Trenton, New Jersey's favorite used car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court--and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer's whereabouts. To top things off, Ranger--resident security expert and Stephanie's greatest temptation--has been the target of an assassination plot. He's dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he'll have to enlist Stephanie's help. Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins and Stark Street being overrun with a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum.

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Waiting for Wednesday

By French, Nicci

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox's son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted. When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda's help more than ever before. But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient's chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind? Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return.

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The baklava club

By Goodwin, Jason

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Inspector Yashim must search for an Polish prince who has been taken hostage by an Italian revolutionary cell"--

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Vertigo 42: a Richard Jury mystery

By Grimes, Martha

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"At Vertigo 42, a bar high above London's financial district, Richard Jury meets Tom Williamson - a friend of a friend who is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. Tess's death was ruled accidental - a fall caused by vertigo - but Jury agrees to re-examine the case. A young girl's fatal fall at a children's party 22 years ago at Tom and Tess's home may be connected. After an elegantly dressed woman falls from a tower near a pub that Jury and his cronies frequent, and her estranged husband is later found dead, Jury begins to suspect that the now grown "children" from Tess's ill-fated party are the key to solving these interwoven mysteries"--

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The monogram murders: the new Hercule Poirot mystery

By Hannah, Sophie

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

A mystery featuring Agatha Christie's legendary hero follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve a diabolically clever puzzle in 1920s London that will put his keen skills of detection to the test.

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Death at the door

By Hart, Carolyn G.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"Annie Darling--owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand--prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward's Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband's sculpting mallet. Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor's sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture? With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it's up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues' gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn't careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death..."--Provided by publisher.

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The Neapolitan streak

By Holme, Timothy

Publishing Date: 2008, c1980

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Inspector Achille Peroni of the Italian police relies on his Neapolitan streak of good luck and charm as he investigates the murder of an ex-Fascist general amid a raging modern blood-feud. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Any other name: a Longmire mystery

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice--Wyoming style"--

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Corpse de ballet: a nine Muses mystery : Terpsichore

By Pall, Ellen

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When novelist Juliet Cherry lends her literary expertise to a friend choreographing a ballet based on "Great Expectations," she discovers a backstage world filled with jealousy and murder during a production that culminates in the supposed "suicide" of the lead dancer.

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Oxford exit

By Stallwood, Veronica

Publishing Date: 1995

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Oxford University has more than a hundred libraries, some huge and old, like the prestigious Bodleian, some small and idiosyncratic. Each college, each department, runs its own independent library, but their catalogues are linked by computer so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can look in and see who holds what books and just where they are kept. And someone with computer skills can steal valuable books and erase the catalogue records so that no trace of the theft remains. Why not call the police if such a theft is suspected? Some situations are better kept quiet as long as possible. Even England's oldest university has to raise money from modern benefactors, and they might not appreciate a scandal. Enter novelist Kate Ivory, who agrees to a friend's request to accept a special assignment to try to discover what is happening to the books. She doesn't like what she finds. Not only are books disappearing; a young library trainee, Jenna Coates, vanished a year before and was subsequently found murdered. Could there be a connection? Jenna was not particularly popular among her colleagues, but she certainly didn't deserve to be killed. Kate believes that finding her murderer is more important than retrieving books, however rare and valuable.

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