Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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In search of Mercy

By Ayoob, Michael

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

An ex-hockey goalie Dexter Bolzjak, still haunted by an earlier abduction by perverted sports fans, meets an old drunk named Lou Kashon. Lou is in search of his lost love, actress Mercy Carnahan, and he offers Dexter a fortune to find her. Mercy begins to haunt Dexter, appearing in his dreams. Dexter persists, traveling to New York where he finds a voyeuristic film of the actress filmed shortly before she disappeared. After he connects that film to its sources, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare.

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Jane and the madness of Lord Byron: being a Jane Austen mystery

By Barron, Stephanie

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Not long after arriving at the English resort of Brighton, Jane finds herself caught up in the town's turmoil when the body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered, lifeless, in the bedchamber of none other than George Gordon--otherwise known as Lord Byron.

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Blood and fire

By Brownlee, Nick

Publishing Date: 2010, c2009

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Inspector Daniel Jouma teams up with Jake Moore, a fishing boat skipper and Jouma's old partner, to find a connection between the bodies that are piling up in Mombasa's morgue and the designs of a ruthless land developer for Flamingo Creek.

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The siren

By Bruce, Alison

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When Kimberly Guyver's young son goes missing, DC Gary Goodhew examines her past and that of her friend, Rachel Golinski, and uncovers a pattern of deceit and murder.

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Murder on the cliffs: a Daphne du Maurier mystery

By Challis, Joanna

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Walking on the cliffs in Cornwall, Daphne du Maurier stumbles upon the drowned body of a beautiful woman, dressed only in a nightgown, her hair strewn along the rocks, her eyes gazing up to the heavens. Daphne soon learns that the mysterious woman was engaged to marry Lord Hartley of Padthaway, an Elizabethan mansion full of intriguing secrets. As the daughter of the famous Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne is welcomed into the Hartley home, but when the drowning turns out to be murder, Daphne determines to get to the bottom of the mysteries of Padthaway--in part to find fresh inspiration for her writing, and in part because she cannot resist the allure of grand houses and long buried secrets.

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Peril at Somner House

By Challis, Joanna

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

On an island off the coast of Cornwall, Lord Max Trevalyan is found dead of severe head wounds. The many suspects include Trevalyan's widow, her lover, and the gardener, whose daughter gave birth to Max's son. It's up to young future author Daphne du Maurier to find the killer.

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A spider on the stairs: a mystery

By Chan, Cassandra

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Accompanying Phillip Bethancourt to Yorkshire for a holiday visit with family, Scotland Yard detective Jack Gibbons investigates the work of a suspected serial killer who has strangled a bookshop clerk.

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Red jade

By Chang, Henry

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

NYPD Detective Jack Yu's investigation of a possible murder-suicide at a historical Tong battleground leads him to Seattle's Chinatown, where he tracks a Chinese-American gangster and a mysterious Hong Kong femme fatale.

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Music of the distant stars

By Clare, Alys

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Psychic Lassair finds the body of a young woman, and becomes involved in the search for the killer. Suspicion points to the brother of the woman who is about to become Lassair's sister-in-law!

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Mobbed

By Clark, Carol Higgins

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, hop from one Jersey shore resort town to the next in hopes of solving a tough case, one which is complicated when Regan bumps into an old friend she hardly recognizes.

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The magician's accomplice

By Genelin, Michael

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Devastated by her lover's death in an explosion--on the same day an indigent student was shot and killed in sleepy Bratislava--Jana Mantiova is transferred to The Hague, headquarters of the international police force Europol. On the flight she encounters a retired magician, the dead student's uncle, who is determined to help Jana investigate his nephew's death. And his help is indeed needed as Jana faces an international criminal conspiracy emanating from Europol itself.

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Three complete novels: "A" is for alibi/"B" is for burglar/"C" is for corpse

By Grafton, Sue

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: M

Call Number: M

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The crossing places

By Griffiths, Elly

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years.

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Eye of the law

By Harrison, Cora

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In 1510 Ireland, a great feast is being held. Into a crowd listening to the story of Balor, the one-eyed god, come two strangers. The younger of the two, Iarla, bears a letter that claims that the wealthy Ardal O'Lochlainn is his true father, which Ardal vociferously denies. So when Iarla is found dead, with one eye missing, some think he was killed by the god--but most suspect Ardal. Mara, the Brehon--or lawgiver--of the Burren, is called to investigate.

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The devotion of suspect X

By Higashino, Keigo

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbor Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well.

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Strawberry yellow: a Mas Arai mystery

By Hirahara, Naomi

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: M

Call Number: M

"... set in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California, where young Mas first arrived as a Hiroshima survivor in the 1940s. He returns for the funeral of a cousin and quickly gets entangled in the murder of a young woman. Was his cousin murdered, too? Mas has to figure out what happened, keep himself safe, and uncover the mystery of the Strawberry Yellow blight and a new strawberry varietal so important that it could be inspiring a murderer"--From publisher description.

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Another man's moccasins

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Unsettled by similarities between a recent murder case and his first investigation as a Marine in Vietnam, Sheriff Walt Longmire wonders about a strangely familiar photograph found in the recent victim's purse.

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Death without company

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2007, c2006

Classification: M

Call Number: M

Sheriff Longmire is called in to investigate the death of a patient found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, and as he searches for the killer, he uncovers shocking secrets about the victim that could tear their small town apart.

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The dark horse

By Johnson, Craig

Publishing Date: 2010, c2009

Classification: M

Call Number: M

In the sparse and rugged landscape of Wyoming, sheriff Walt Longmire goes undercover to save a woman accused of killing her husband.

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Too many murders: a Carmine Delmonico novel

By McCullough, Colleen

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: M

Call Number: M

On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, home to prestigious Chubb University and armaments giant Cornucopia, chief of detectives Captain Carmine Delmonico has more pressing concerns than finding a name for his infant son: twelve murders have taken place in one day, and Delmonico is drawn into a gruesome web of secrets and lies.

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