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1. Perhaps She'll Die - M. K. Preston

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Returning to her hometown to solve the mystery of her father's lynching, Chantalene must also unravel the mystery of her mother's disappearance fifteen years ago.

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2. Iron Ties LP - Ann Parker

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The railroad is coming to Leadville and its rich Rocky Mountain mines. And who is coming to celebrate its arrival but Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the U.S. and former commander of the Union armies. Like other residents in the Colorado boomtown this summer of 1880, Inez Stannert regards the news as mixed. Some folks have wicked memories of the war, others have a stake in the competing railroad lines. And photographer Susan Carothers, Inez's friend, is caught in the deadly crossfire.. Iron Ties is Ann Parker's second novel, following Silver Lies, winner of the Willa (Cather) Literary Award for Historical Fiction, the Colorado Gold Award, and finalist for the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award and the Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. www.annparker.net

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3. Silver Lies - Ann Parker

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4. Leaden Skies A Silver Rush Mystery - Ann Parker

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It's summer 1880, and potential invest-ment in Leadville's rich silver mines has drawn former president Ulysses S. Grant to this city at the top of the Rockies. But others in his retinue and in town have different agendas. Political aspirations drive young John Quincy Adams Wesley, and itinerant mapmaker Cecil Farnesworth struggles against the seductive call of Leadville's red-light district. As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has often observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. But that doesn't stop her from striking a deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo, a deal Inez gambles will make her financially independent. But when one of Flo's women is murdered, Inez begins to have second thoughts. Soon Inez finds herself facing demons from her past and fighting to save her reputation and her life. Ann Parker's ancestors include a Leadville blacksmith, a Colorado School of Mines professor, and a gandy dancer. Ann lives and writes near Silicon Valley. www.annparker.net

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5. Mercury's Rise - Ann Parker

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Praise for Mercury's Rise... "Mercury is poison, but Inez Stannert's latest adventure is pure gold." -Sarah Smith Agatha-winning author of The Other Side of Dark It's 1880, and Inez Stannert is traveling to the fashionable summer retreat of Manitou for a reunion with her son, now a toddler in the care of her sister. Suddenly a fellow passenger, Edward Pace, grows faint, swigs some medicine, and dies under their horrified gaze. Pace's widow begs Inez to investigate. Soon Inez uncovers the shady side of spa tourism including spurious claims, profiteering, and medical practitioners who kindle false hopes in the desperate and dying. Then Inez's husband reappears after a year ­and ­a ­half's unexplained absence. Now she must fight to hold on to her child and the life she has built for herself.... Ann Parker is a science writer by day, and  lives in the San Francisco Bay area www.annparker.net

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6. Since You've Been Gone - Anthony Dewaine Parker

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7. Fatal Induction - Bernadette Pajer

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Praise for Fatal Induction... "Bradshaw will win readers over as he puts his own life...in jeopardy in pursuit of the truth." -Publishers Weekly Seattle, 1901. An electrical competition incites Electrical Engineering Professor Benjamin Bradshaw's obsession for invention. The winner's telephonic system will deliver music from the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win. But soon after the shock of President McKinley's assassination, Bradshaw uncovers a crime closer to home. A gypsy peddler's cart is suddenly abandoned behind his house, and the peddler's child may have witnessed a murder. Frustrated by the police department's apathy, Bradshaw follows the girl's trail. Soon he knows that to save the child, he must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer.... Bernadette Pajer lives in Monroe, WA with her husband and son. Fatal Induction is second in her Professor Bradshaw Mystery series. bernadettepajer.com

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8. Capacity for Murder A Professor Bradshaw Mystery - Bernadette Pajer

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Praise for the Professor Bradshaw mysteries... "Pajer's series...bring[s] a real sense of scientific inquiry and wonder to the turn-of-the-20th-century historical." -Library Journal At the dawn of the 20th century, Healing Sands Sanitarium, southwest of Seattle, Washington, sits on the sandy doorstep of the Pacific Ocean. Famed for its restorative rest cures, fermented diets, and Dr. Hornsby's electrotherapeutics, no one has ever died at Healing Sands. Until now. When Professor Bradshaw is summoned to investigate, he knows this was no accident, but his only clue to foul play is as insubstantial as smoke. A sinister tale emerges and an everyday object alerts Bradshaw that one among them is a walking dead man, and another possesses the capacity for murder. "Crackles with mystery, romance, and expert, evocative explanation of electricity at the dawn of the 20th Century in vibrant frontier Seattle." -William Dietrich, author of The Barbed Crown Bernadette Pajer is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington, Bothell. Capacity for Murder is third in her Professor Bradshaw mystery series, set in Seattle in the time of Tesla. bernadettepajer.com

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9. Fever Dream A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery - Dennis Palumbo

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On a blistering summer day, a bank robbery goes wrong, and all of the hostages are killed except Treva Williams. Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi is called in to treat her. Soon the investigating officers, Sergeant Harry Polk and Detective Eleanor Lowrey-as well as Rinaldi-are plunged into a vortex of mistaken identity, kidnapping, and surprising revelations against District Attorney and gubernatorial candidate Leland Sinclair. Rinaldi is distracted by the suicide of a young patient and his growing attraction to Eleanor. Then death threats against Sinclair fuel accusations and political maneuvering. Soon, what he knows-or thinks he knows-will pull him toward a shocking and possibly lethal confrontation. Former Hollywood screenwriter Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Fever Dream is his second mystery novel, following Mirror Image. www.dennispalumbo.com

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10. Night Terrors A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery - Dennis Palumbo

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Praise for Night Terrors... "Dennis Palumbo is a master of character, psychology, and setting." -John Lescroart, author of The Ophelia Cut Retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes is falling apart mentally. Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi thinks he can help. Barnes is the target of an unknown assassin whose mounting list of victims paralyzes the city and lands Lyle in protective custody. Then Barnes disappears, drawing Daniel and the joint FBI-Pittsburgh PD Task Force into a desperate manhunt. Meanwhile the mother of a young confessed killer, convinced that her son is innocent, appeals to Daniel for help. Soon Daniel suspects that the case is not as it appears. Can Daniel and the law officials find Barnes before the killer does? Are the cases related? Former Hollywood screenwriter Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. NightTerrors is third in his Daniel Rinaldi mystery series. dennispalumbo.com

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11. Winter's Bite - Hannah Parry

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Winner of the Children's 12+ Fiction Category at Winchester Writer's Conference, UK. 2012. Through her own recklessness, headstrong Isabella Rockwell (15), raised entirely in India in the 19th century, loses the two people she loves most in the world. Sent to England, she must recreate herself to fit in with the street children who become her family in everything but name. But when the safety of a rich new aquaintance, Alix (14), comes under threat, Isabella must look to the harsh lessons of her past. Instead of taking advantage of Alix, will Isabella put her own needs aside, and cast herself into mortal danger to save her friend? Or will she leave Alix to her fate? A fate tied up with Isabella's own. A fate which will have consequences far beyond those Isabella could ever have imagined.

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12. Fever Quest - Hannah Parry

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A tale of loyalty, betrayal... and the painful cost of doing the right thing. Sixteen year old Isabella lives in 19th century India where her father is missing in action. With her street-urchin friend Midge, she sets out on a mission to find him, while delivering an vital malaria cure on the way. But when the two get caught up in the malevolent plans of a diamond mogul, everyone's fate depends upon Isabella. She can only save her friend and the countless sick who are in jeopardy if she can find the courage to put others before herself... Fever Quest is an exciting action-packed historical drama aimed at the 11+ marketplace.

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13. Dover & the Claret Tappers - J Porter

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One of the century's great innovators in British crime fiction offers "more humor with a twist of bitter lemon" (Library Journal) in a tale in which Scotland Yard Detective Dover is a victim of kidnappers, who demand not only a stout ransom, but the release of two prisoners--a multiple bigamist and a nymphomaniacal shoplifter.

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14. The Mark of the Pasha - Michael Pearce

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15. Disturbing the Dead - Large Print - Sandra Parshall

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Tom Bridger, a half Melungeon, was moving up the detective ranks in the Virginia Police Department when a family tragedy brought him back home. Now he is a county sheriff's deputy in his home town. When the bones of a murdered Melungeon woman surface on a remote mountaintop, the victim's poor family and the wealthy white family she married into try to protect their secrets. In the meantime, veterinarian Rachel Goddard, Tom's lover, befriends the dead woman's niece Holly, who knows more about the murder than she is letting on. The guilty are determined to silence Holly and Rachel, changing Tom's investigation into a personal quest to lay the dead, and the living, to rest. Sandra Parshall, Agatha Award winning author of The Heat of the Moon, is a native southerner who worked as a reporter in South Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland. She and her husband live in Northern Virginia. www.sandraparshall.com

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16. The Heat of the Moon A Rachel Goddard Mystery - Sandra Parshall

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When a woman rushes into Rachel Goddard's animal hospital with a dog struck by a car during a thunderstorm, her terrified tot loses sight of her mother and screams, "Mommy! I want Mommy!" Instantly Rachel remembers a day when her baby sister Michelle uttered the same cry while thunder crashed and rain poured down on them. Like a fragment from a nightmare, the experience leaves Rachel shaken and she doesn't understand its meaning or the anguish it stirs up in her. She seeks answers but learns nothing from Michelle or from Judith, their loving but manipulative mother, a psychologist who is only too happy to have her adult daughters still living in her elegant Tudor house outside Washington, DC. But theirs is a house of secrets where Judith's unspoken rules forbid questions about the family history or the daughters' long-dead father. The heartbreaking truth Rachel uncovers will shatter her world and force her to make an unthinkable choice.

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17. Broken Places - Sandra Parshall

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Summer is deadly in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia. Cam and Meredith Taylor arrived in Mason County as volunteers in the 1960s War on Poverty, and rescued the small, bankrupt newspaper. But when it started going under, Cam proved he would go to any lengths­-including blackmail-­to save it. Now the Taylors have been murdered within hours of one another. Veterinarian Rachel Goddard heard-but didn't see­-Cam's murder. The victims' daughter, Lindsay, is Sheriff Tom Bridger's former girlfriend. The prime suspect is cartoonist Ben Hern, son of another 1960s activist and a childhood friend of Rachel's. Torn apart by divided loyalties, Tom and Rachel must decide whom they can trust. Sandra Parshall lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a longtime Washington journalist, and their cats. Broken Places is third in her Agatha Award-winning series featuring veterinarian Rachel Goddard. www.sandraparshall.com

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18. Under the Dog Star A Rachel Goddard Mystery - Sandra Parshall

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"Spine-tingling tension from cover to cover...." -Kirkus Reviews Pets are vanishing mysteriously in Mason County, VA, and a pack of feral canines roams at night, attacking livestock in a desperate search for food. When physician Gordon Hall is found dead, his throat ripped open, Sheriff's Department investigator Tom Bridger and his girlfriend, veterinarian Rachel Goddard believe it's premeditated murder, possibly connected to illegal dog fighting. But Dr. Hall's son insists the pack killed his father. Rachel and her friend Holly Turner make enemies by trying to move the dogs to a sanctuary. Now Tom must deal with the growing controversy, shut down the dog-fighting operation, and hunt for Gordon Hall's killer.... Sandra Parshall lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, a longtime Washington journalist. Under the Dog Star is fourth in her Agatha Award-winning series featuring veterinarian Rachel Goddard. www.sandraparshall.com

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19. Poisoned Ground A Rachel Goddard Mystery - Sandra Parshall

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Praise for Poisoned Ground... "Once again, Sandra Parshall delivers great characters and a twisty, suspenseful plot." -Dennis Palumbo, author of the Daniel Rinaldi Mysteries When a powerful development company sets its sights on Mason Country, Virginia, as the location for a sprawling resort for the rich, the locals begin taking sides. But few oppose the development more vocally than veterinarian Rachel Goddard. She sides with locals reluctant to sell their land and, thus, complicates the life of her new husband, Sheriff Tom Bridger. When a beloved couple is gunned down on the very farm they refused to sell, it seems supporters will stop at nothing to ensure the success of the resort. As the violence escalates, Rachel discovers the attacks are more sinister than they appear. Can she bring the truth to light before her community tears itself apart? Sandra Parshall is the Agatha Award-winning author of five previous Rachel Goddard mysteries. www.sandraparshall.com

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20. Family Claims - Twist Phelan

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