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The Language of Secrets

In her first book, The Unquiet Dead, Ausma Zehant Khan introduced us to Inspector Esa Khattak and his partner Rachel Getty of the RCMP in Ontario. Their unit—Community Policing Section—is charged with bridging gaps between the Muslim community and the police. The Language of Secrets takes up where the first novel left off: Khattak finds himself, as a devout Muslim, caught between his job and his faith community and undergoing an internal review based on his handling of a previous case.

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ISBN: 9781250055170
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2017

The Unquiet Dead author Ausma Zehanat Khan once again dazzles in The Language of Secrets, a brilliant mystery woven into a profound and intimate story of humanity.


Cocaine Blues

The first of Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series introduces this unique and intriguing character, who eschews the London society scene of the 1920s to become a detective in Melbourne, Australia.  Greenwood’s Australia-based mysteries are now almost all available from Poison Pen Press in the United States, and they are a real treat.  Phyrne Fisher is a feisty, smart and flashy woman with as much sense as she has money and a real flair for the dramatic.

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ISBN: 9781590583852
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 1st, 2007

The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher-she of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions-is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men.


Midnight Crossroads

Charlaine Harris offers up the first of a new trilogy with this release.  Harris has achieved great success with the Dead Until Dark books with vampire character Sookie Stackhouse and has had other successful series with characters Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard.  Her work is usually on the grittier side of cozy—a mash-up of mystery, romance, crime,  and the supernatural--

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ISBN: 9780425263150
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Published: Ace Books - May 6th, 2014

SOON TO BE A NBC TV SERIES
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale--populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it...


The Last of the Doughboys By Richard Rubin

What Tom Brokaw did for “The Greatest Generation,” Richard Rubin tries to do for their predecessors: the WWI generation, specifically those Americans who served in the American Expeditionary Forces. Rubin sought out the few surviving veterans of WWI (all of whom we have now lost to time), and he lets them tell their stories.

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ISBN: 9780547554433
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 28th, 2013

In 2003, 85 years after the armistice, it took Richard Rubin months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interview them. All are gone now.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Is it necessary to offer a recommendation for Sherlock Holmes? What an extraordinary creation is Doyle’s great detective. He has inspired writers and readers for a hundred years. If you are a fan of the new PBS Sherlock series, you will love going back to the originals, some of which have been the inspiration for the new TV episodes.

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Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Novels and Stories


Cherry Ames Student Nurse Stories by Helen Wells

Oh, I loved these books! It is so exciting to see these reissues of the original titles. Like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames is a smart, plucky, resourceful and caring young woman who solves mysteries and helps others as she fills various positions as a nurse. Yes, they are throwbacks, but so much fun. Cherry is a wonderful character. Recommended by Sarah Young.

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ISBN: 9780977159741
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Published: Springer Publishing Company - November 29th, 2005

The first boxed set, Cherry Ames Boxed Set 1-4, introduces our beloved heroine in her four earliest adventures: Student Nurse, Senior Nurse, Army Nurse, and Chief Nurse


Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

STAFF REVIEW: Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The first entry in the acclaimed Ruth Galloway series follows the "captivating"* archaeologist as she investigates a child's bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before.


That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook

I picked this up on a whim and was thoroughly engrossed.  Firefighter Stella Griffin is hired to reorganize the volunteer fire department in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee in the heart of Smoky Mountain country.  She encounters arson, unknown familial ties, a pepper festival, and a ghost!  The story reminds me a bit of The Ghost and Mrs.

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ISBN: 9780425252048
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Published: Berkley Books - April 2nd, 2013

Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, J. J. Cook's thrilling new mystery series features Fire Chief Stella Griffin, who solves crime with the help of her predecessor, who just happens to be a ghost...

NO MATCH FOR MURDER


Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Well, I stayed up all night reading this latest installment in the Rev. Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. It’s cold in the dead of winter in upstate New York, and Russ wants to go ice fishing!  The Rev.

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ISBN: 9780312606848
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 5th, 2013

In "Through the Evil Days," "New York Times" bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming raises the stakes for Russ and Clare, putting their new marriage, their unborn child, a missing teen, and their very own lives on the line.


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