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81. A Death in the Small Hours - Charles Finch

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82. A Decline in Prophets - Sulari Gentill

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Travel back in time to 1932 and book a first-class suite on the passenger liner RMS Aquitania, but take care, for among your fellow passengers is a ruthless killer....

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83. A Dreadful Past - Peter Turnbull

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The discovery of a damaged vase takes Hennessey and Yellich back to a twenty-year-old murder case, with consequences for the present.

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84. A Drop of the Hard Stuff - Lawrence Block

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85. A Fatal Waltz - Tasha Alexander

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At her friend Ivy’s behest, Lady Emily Ashton reluctantly agrees to attend a house party at the country estate of Lord Fortescue. But on arrival she finds him to be the least of her problems. Among the guests is Kristiana von Lange, an Austrian countess who had once been linked romantically with Emily’s fiancé, Colin Hargreaves, and she makes no secret of that fact, tormenting Emily for her own amusement. But matters turn deadly serious when Lord Fortescue is found murdered and his protégé, Robert Brandon – Ivy’s husband – is arrested for the crime. Emily’s efforts to clear her friend’s name take her to Vienna, home to her nemesis, the Countess von Lange…

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86. A Few Right Thinking Men - Sulari Gentill

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Not Miss Fisher, but Mr. Sinclair Meet Rowland Sinclair, gentleman and artist living in 1931 Sydney. Friend of the Left, son of the Right, he paints in a superbly tailored, three-piece suit and houses friends who include a poet, a painter, and a feminist sculptress whom he has painted nude and hung it in the drawing room. Is he perhaps in love with Edna?

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87. A Hard Bargain - Jane Tesh

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88. A Hard Woman to Kill - Alex Howard

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In Chechnya, an incorruptible security officer is assassinated and in Berlin, a small child grieves for his father. In the East an obese psychopath sets his feet on the first rungs of his criminal career. A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, a sadistic pimp and owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved. When DI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld to rescue him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia.

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89. A House of Knives - William Shaw

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Marylebone, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat and two burned bodies on his hands. One is an unidentified vagrant; the other the wayward son of a rising politician.

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90. A Lack of Temperance: A Hattie Davish Mystery - Anna Loan-Wilsey

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From Anna Loan-Wilsey comes the first installment of a new historical mystery series featuring Hattie Davish, a traveling secretary who arrives in a small Ozark town only to discover her new employer has disappeared....

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91. A Likely Story - Jenn McKinlay

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Small-town librarian Lindsey Norris must solve a murder and a missing person's case involving two reclusive brothers.

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92. A Little Learning - Jane Tesh

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Former beauty queen and fledgling private investigator Madeline Maclin has married her best friend, Jerry Fairweather, and settled into his old house in the small town of Celosia, North Carolina. Now Madeline is investigating the mysterious death of Amelia Lever, an unpopular teacher at Celosia Elementary School, whose cigarette break turned out to be fatal. And then there's Maddy's latest case: Nathan Fenton has hired her to help solve a riddle left to him by his Uncle Elijah, a man who loved to play games. The riddle says: "From west to east the river flows, from ancient times the sparrow flies. Trust animals that live in packs, and listen where the portrait lies." Are the teacher's death and this mysterious riddle somehow related? Jane Tesh lives in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Besides writing, she enjoys playing the piano for productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse, teaching aerobics, traveling, and playing with Winkie, her one-eyed Chihuahua. www.janetesh.com

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93. A Man Without Breath - Philip Kerr

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Berlin, March, 1943: The mood in Germany is bleak after their stunning defeat at Stalingrad. Private Investigator Bernie Gunther is at work in the German War Crimes Bureau; weary, cynical but well aware of the value of truth in a world where that's now a rarity. When human remains are found deep in the Katyn Forest, Bernie is sent to investigate. Rumour has it that the mass grave is full of Polish officers murdered by the Russians. For Josef Goebbels, proof of Russian involvement is sure to destroy the Western Alliance, giving Germany a chance to reverse its devastating losses. But what if the truth is far more damaging to the German cause?

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94. A Murder in Passing A Sam Blackman Mystery - Mark de Castrique

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Praise for the first Sam Blackman mystery... "A wealth of historical detail, an exciting treasure hunt, and credible characters....A fresh, adventurous read." -Publishers Weekly starred review of Blackman's Coffin Things are slow at the Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency. So Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt at the historic, freed-slave commune, The Kingdom of the Happy Land. Hunting the elusive edible, Sam Blackman stumbles into a rotting log...with a skeleton hidden inside. Soon the pair are asked to investigate a 45-year-old burglary. Someone stole a rifle and a photograph taken in 1932 at The Kingdom of the Happy Land. When the 85-year-old burglary victim is arrested for murder, Sam investigates and finds a veil of betrayal and deceit that hides a killer desperate to protect a dark secret. Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where his mysteries are set. A Murder in Passing is his fourth Sam Blackman mystery. www.markdecastrique.com

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95. A Murder of Crows - P. F. Chisholm

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Praise for A Murder of Crows... "Carey and Dodd are...the best detective pairing since Holmes and Watson." -Sharon Kay Penman "I am enslaved by the charms of Sergeant Dodd and by Patricia Finney's 3-D world of Elizabethan mayhem, murder, and hair-raising politics." -Diana Gabaldon It's September 1592, and Sergeant Dodd is in London with Sir Robert Carey. Carey needs to get back to Carlisle, but his father, Henry, Lord Hunsdon, wants him stay to investigate the corpse washed up from the Thames on Her Majesty's privy steps. Meanwhile, Dodd has decided to seek revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen's Vice Chamberlain. But none of the London lawyers will take the brief against such a dangerous courtier. Then a mysterious young lawyer with a pock-marked face eagerly offers to help.... Patricia Finney's 15 novels include the Robert Carey series set in Elizabethan England. www.patricia-finney.co.uk

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96. A Murderous Mind - Jane A. Adams

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The murder of a student re-opens a series of cold cases in this intriguing mystery.

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97. A Paradise for Fools - Nicholas Kilmer

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Praise for the Fred Taylor Art mysteries... "[In] the league of Iain Pears's art-history whodunits." -Kirkus Reviews of Dirty Linen The young woman in the hair salon raises her shirt to reveal a riot of stunning tattoos. Watching from the barber's chair, Fred Taylor knows those weird insects, beasts, and naked human figures could only come from a painting of significant value. Fred's employer, collector Clayton Reed, is out of the country. Left to his own devices, Fred follows the trail, despite the distractions presented by librarian Molly Riley. Then he encounters the first serious bump in the road: a suspiciously convenient hit-and-run that brings one potential informant into an abrupt dead end.... Nicholas Kilmer, formerly dean of the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, presently makes his living in the art business. A Paradise for Fools is eighth in his Fred Taylor art mystery series.

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98. A Patient Fury - Sarah Ward

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Crime fans are spoiled for choice these days. But sometimes, what a devoted crime reader wants isn't anything too fancy. Sometimes, what we want is a good, solid police procedural, preferably set somewhere interesting, preferably with a troubled, renegade investigator who refuses to listen when their boss tells them to leave an avenue of investigation alone. And in Sarah Ward's A Patient Fury, that's exactly what we get (Observer 'Thriller of the Month')

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99. A Perilous Conception - Larry Karp

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Praise for A Perilous Conception... "A clever, intricate medical mystery with plenty of twists...." -Aaron Elkins, author of The Worst Thing Brilliant, ambitious obstetrician Colin Sanford resolves to become the first to produce a baby by in vitro fertilization. He recruits Dr. Giselle Hearn, an experienced laboratory geneticist-embryologist at the University, and working secretly, they set out to put their names in history books. In due course, patient Joyce Kennett gives birth to a healthy boy. So why does her husband erupt in rage, fatally shooting both Hearn and himself? Police Detective Bernie Baumgartner is on the case. Soon it's a double cat-and-mouse game between a detective who refuses to be bested and a doctor determined to be the best.... Larry Karp was the Founder and Medical Director of the Reproductive Genetics Facility at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and delivered the first baby in the Pacific Northwest conceived through in vitro fertilization. www.larrykarp.com

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100. A Pilgrimage of Murder - Paul Doherty

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Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king's peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas a Becket's shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion.

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