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77th street requiem : a Maggie MacGowen mystery / Wendy Hornsby.  
In her fourth critically acclaimed outing, independent film-maker Maggie MacGowen decides to produce a movie about the unsolved murder of a Los Angeles cop, a project that stirs up some deadly sleeping dogs. Reprint.

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A bite of death / Susan Conant.  
Holly Winter had her hands full with one dog.

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A hard light : a Maggie MacGowen mystery / Wendy Hornsby.  
A beautiful Vietnamese immigrant petitions filmmaker and sleuth Maggie MacGowen to find a scholar who escaped from Vietnam with a fortune in art after the war, leading her straight into a web of lies and betrayals. Reprint.

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Aloha, Mr. Lucky / Corson Hirschfeld.  
Owing money to Hawaii's most dangerous loan shark is dangerous enough, but now freewheeling journalist Star Hollie is investigating the death of a woman who had answered his personal ad. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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Bloodlines / Susan Conant.  
The murder of Puppy Luv Pet Store owner Diane Sweet, and then a second murder, lead Holly Winter and her veterinarian lover Steve on the trail of a criminal in a tale of chicanery, deceit, and homicide Dog writer Holly Winter trains, shows, ...

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Cooking most deadly / Joanne Pence.  
Although food writer and dilettante chef Angie Amalfi is ready to start thinking about cutting a wedding cake with her delectable homicide detective boyfriend Paavo Smith, Paavo's got other things on his mind—mainly, the grisly murder of ...

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Cooking up trouble / Joanne Pence.  
Chef Angie Amalfi can't wait to take off from the city for a week to help devise a delicious vegetarian menu for a lovely new B&B in scenic northern California.

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Corruption of power / Brenda English.  
Reporter Sutton McPhee knows how to get a story -- and this time she's taking her sleuthing skills to the scene to solve the murder of a top Senate aide.But during the investigation, there's another murder -- the wife of a House of ...

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Creature discomforts : a dog lover's mystery / Susan Conant.  
Left with amnesia following a brutal attack in Acadia National Park in Maine, Holly Winter joins forces with her malamute companions, Rowdy and Kimi, to find the culprit, who may have been responsible for another fatal "accident" nearby.

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Death echo : a Libby Kincaid mystery / Kerry Tucker.  
Photojournalist and amateur sleuth Libby Kincaid must find a killer when her client, a woman who had been blackmailed, is found dead on a golf course with an arrow through her chest. Reprint. NYT. PW.

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Death in a city of mystics / Janice Steinberg.  
After her mother suffers a bad fall, San Diego Public Radio reporter Margo Simon learns that the accident is tied to the poisonous herbs that had been mixed into the older woman's tea. Original.

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Death of a DJ : a mystery / by Jane Rubino.  
An unpleasant job turns deadly when shock jock Jerry Dudek is gunned down after an interview with entertainment writer Cat Austen, but now a handsome detective with an eye for more than just the case must protect Cat from a killer who ...

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Death-fires dance / Janice Steinberg.  
When the San Diego canyon fires destroy forests, homes, and human lives, the police think the cause is old-fashioned pyromania. But San Diego public radio reporter Margo Simon fears the fires are a smoke screen for a modern-day witch hunt.

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Digging up death : a Kay Engels mystery / Triss Stein.  
When a startling architectural discovery leads to acts of vandalism and ultimately murder, reporter Kay Engels decides to do some digging of her own and encounters a wealth of suspects eager to get their hands on the treasure, including ...

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Fall to pieces / Cecelia Tishy.  
When Boston cop-turned-reporter Kate Banning finds herself in Nashville, she is called on to investigate who is behind an attempted murder plot against the popular country music singer, LilyAnn Page

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Frameworks of memory in recent American fiction : narratives of East-Central European experience / Marta Koval.  
The monograph analyzes the fictional representations of memory and forgetting and the roles it plays in identity construction and in the adjustment of immigrants and exiles.

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Ghost of a chance / Helen Chappell.  
Sam and Hollis have an unusual relationship--Sam is dead, but can use his otherworldly powers to ensure his wife, Hollis's safety--but when Hollis delves into a murder case involving family secrets, stolen art, and prejudices, Sam will do ...

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Jam on the vine : a novel / LaShonda Katrice Barnett.  
Inspired by the legacy of trailblazing black women like Ida B. Wells and Charlotta Bass, LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s Jam On the Vine is both an epic vision of the hardships that defined an era and “an ode to activism, writ[ten] with a ...

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Manhattan is my beat / Jeffery Wilds Deaver.  
Certain that a 1940s hard-boiled detective film--rented frequently by the victim before his death--holds the key to the identity of his murderer, Rune the spunky clerk in a video store, investigates the crime, in a revised edition of Deaver ...

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Something's cooking / Joanne Pence.  
The heat is on Life's a banquet for Angelina Amalfi—a gourmet chef and food writer with enough sass and spunk for two.

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Spider in the sink : a Kate Mulcay mystery / Celestine Sibley.  
'Tis the season for joy...and murder The holidays have been lonely since Atlanta newspaper columnist Kate Mulcay's husband died.

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Strangers in the night / Peg Tyre.  
Attempting to redeem her reputation after a big screw up, New York tabloid reporter Kate Murray is given six months to come up with a great story and finds it in the murder of a saintly nurse from Brooklyn.

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That Boston man / Janet Dailey.  
Newspaper reporter Lexie Templeton didn't need to meet Rome Lockwood to know his type -- a male chauvinist playboy with a different girl on his arm every night!

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The Alpine hero / Mary Daheim.  
Discovering the body of a murder victim in the facial room of the local salon, editor Emma Lord tackles the story of the year in the face of wild rumors, the disappearance of a young woman, and danger to her own life. Original.

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The Alpine nemesis / Mary Daheim.  
Two months after a snowboarder vanishes, and following an outbreak of chicken pox and a resurgence of an old family feud, the man's body is discovered along with those of three other people in a meat freezer.

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The Alpine obituary / Mary Daheim.  
When the widow of octogenarian Jack Froland insists that her husband had been murdered, Emma Lord, publisher of The Alpine Advocate sets out to uncover the truth about the case and finds herself caught up in a deadly case of blackmail, ...

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The Alpine pursuit : an Emma Lord mystery / Mary Daheim.  
When the opening night of the Alpine Council Dramatic Club's latest production culminates in the murder of one of the actors, local newspaper editor Emma Lord sifts through a host of suspects and assists sheriff Milo Dodge in solving the ...

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The Alpine Xanadu : an Emma Lord mystery / Mary Daheim.  
The Alpine Xanadu features beloved characters from the series alongside some sinister new ones—not to mention a mystery that will shake Alpine to its core. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Mary Daheim's The Alpine Yeoman.

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The dead man and the sea / Janice Steinberg.  
A new mystery featuring reporter Margo Simon!

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The devil down home / Eve K. Sandstrom.  
The Devil Down Home by Eve K. Sandstrom released on Jan 25, 1994 is available now for purchase.

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The last manly man : a Robin Hudson mystery / Sparkle Hayter.  
A series of random encounters and one dead man lead sassy, successful reporter Robin Hudson onto the trail of a mysterious chemical called Adam One and into the macho world of hunting and fistfighting.

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The murder lover / Ellen Rawlings.  
When her neighbor Elspeth is murdered, Jewish investigative journalist Rachel Crowne interviews two suspicious religious leaders who appeared at the scene and becomes the target of threats and chilling phone calls. Original.

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Too many cooks / Joanne Pence.  
After talking her way into a job on a pompous, third-rate chef's radio call-in-show, Angie Amalfi has visions of a new career to go along with her hot, new romance with Paavo Smith, a gorgeous homocide detective.