Murder by the Barrel

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781635969986
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Fiction

A new title in the popular cosy crime series by bestselling author Lesley Cookman When the sleepy village of Steeple Martin announces its first beer festival, the locals are excited. Beer, sun and music, what could possibly go wrong? But when an unexpected death shakes the village, it’s up to Libby Sarjeant to solve the puzzle. Was it just another rock star death or is there something more sinister afoot?

The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne

Author: M. L. Longworth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698195783
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Fiction

The fifth entry in this acclaimed series finds Verlaque and Bonnet searching for a murderer—in a crime tied to Provence’s greatest artist The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017! A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine Verlaque to visit René Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Paul Cézanne, Rouquet is convinced he’s discovered a treasure. But when Antoine arrives at the apartment, he finds René dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body. When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cézanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting? She is definitely not the dour Madame Cézanne. Who killed René? Who stole the painting? And what will they do to get it back? Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth’s enchanting mysteries blend clever whodunits with gustatory delights and the timeless romance of Provence. The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne adds a new twist by immersing Antoine and Marine in a clever double narrative that costars Provence’s greatest artist. “Art theft is a hot topic on the mystery scene, and no one’s heist is livelier than Longworth’s.” —Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.

Murder on the Run

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781682994719
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Fiction

The world of running is completely alien to Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe, but when Libby’s son Adam and Fran’s stepdaughter Sophie join the Nethergate Harriers, they have to take an interest. And when one of the runners goes missing in the middle of the Nethergate 5K, they take more than an interest! It’s not long before a body is found – and Libby and Fran are caught up in another investigation… The seventeenth instalment in the hugely popular Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series.

Gossamer Ghost

Author: Laura Childs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101617557
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Fiction

Carmela Bertrand knows that Halloween in New Orleans means a week of rabble-rousing, costumed craziness—and she can’t wait to get the party started. But when a local antiques dealer turns up dead, Carmela suddenly finds herself in a real-life danse macabre… An evening’s work deciding on the class schedule for her scrapbooking shop has put Carmela in the mood to kick up her heels. But after some strange noises draw her into Oddities, the neighboring antiques shop, Carmela’s night is abruptly put on hold when a bloody body falls out of a curio cabinet—and into her arms. While shop owner Marcus Joubert was known for being an eccentric with a penchant for eclectic merchandise, Carmela never thought he was the kind of man who could inspire the passion required to kill. But when Marcus’s assistant—and fiancée—Mavis reveals that a priceless death mask was also stolen, it becomes clear that murder wasn’t the culprit’s sole intention. Carmela can’t resist the urge to investigate the growing mystery, but as the list of suspects increases, she realizes it’ll take every trick in the book to unmask the killer thief before there’s another night of murderous mischief…

Murder in the Blood

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469249
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Genre: Fiction

Libby Sarjeant and friends are taking a well-earned holiday at a village on the Turkish coast - but despite their best intentions it seems that murder has even followed them there. When out on a boat trip they discover a body, but at first it has nothing to do with them, for once ... until they find out that the deceased was English - and so are the suspects.

Murder by Magic

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469171
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Fiction

The tenth book in the Libby Sarjeant series of British murder mysteries which feature a retired actress as the female sleuth and are based in the picturesque village of Steeple Martin. Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe are asked to look into the sudden and unexplained death of a devoted churchgoer. The police appear to have lost interest, but the villagers are certain that their new lady vicar has something to do with it! But if it is murder, how was it done? Could it be - magic?

Rooted in Evil

Author: Ann Granger
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 9781788631051
Release Date: 2018-05-14
Genre: Fiction

The fifth thrilling instalment of the Campbell and Carter MysteriesWhen the body of a man killed with a point blank shot to the head is found in Crooked Man Woods, it appears to be a suicide. But when Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter begin to investigate, it soon becomes clear that not all is as it seems. This is not a suicide; it’s a murder. The victim, Carl Finch, had been causing quite a stir in the small-town community. With rising debts and complicated relationships, it looks as though the suspects are beginning to mount... Fans of the Midsomer Murders, T E Kinsey and M C Beaton will love Rooted in Evil. Praise for Ann Granger: 'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times 'Set in the familiar more of traditional country crime stories, there is nothing old-fashioned about the characters...Granger is bang up to date' Oxford Times 'Entertaining and lifelike characters...a satisfying and unexpected twist' Mystery People 'Lovely characterisation and a neat plot' Yorkshire Post

The Witches Tree

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250057464
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Fiction

The Witches’ Tree continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead—and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered—and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds—a place that poses more questions than answers. And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation—and even her life. That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better...

Treachery in Bordeaux

Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux
Publisher: Le French Book (NY)
ISBN: 1939474027
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Winemaker Banjamin Cooker sets out to discover if a grand cru wine estate has fallen into disrepair from negligence or sabotage.

Death in the Stars

Author: Frances Brody
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250154798
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Fiction

France Brody captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England while delivering a captivating plot in the ninth book of this traditional cozy mystery series featuring private investigator Kate Shackleton. Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party on thegrounds of Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths -and whether there is a murderer in the company. When Selina's elusive husband Jarrod– who was injured in the war and is subject to violent mood swings—comes back on the scene, Kate beginsto imagine something far deadlier at play, and wonders just who will be next topay the ultimate price for fame.

Murder in Steeple Martin

Author: Lesley Cookman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681469232
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

New edition includes map of Steeple Martin, list of characters and free bonus chapter from the next title in the bestselling Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery series. Artist and ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is busy directing a play for the opening of a new theatre in her village when one of her cast is found murdered. The play, written by her friend Peter, is based on real events in his family, disturbing and mysterious, which took place in the village during the last war. As the investigation into the murder begins to uncover a tangled web of relationships in the village, it seems that the events dramatised in the play still cast a long shadow, dark enough to inspire murder. Libby's natural nosiness soon leads her into the thick of the investigation, but is she too close to Peter's family, and in particular his cousin Ben, to be able to recognise the murderer?

The Liar in the Library

Author: Simon Brett
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781780109190
Release Date: 2017-12-24
Genre: Fiction

When an author event at the local library ends in murder, Jude finds herself a suspect in the waspishly witty new Fethering mystery. Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn?t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn?t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. More worrying, from Jude?s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.

In and Out of Rebel Prisons

Author: Alonzo Cooper
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89067495044
Release Date: 1888
Genre: New York (State)

A personal account of a Civil War battle which led to the capture and imprisonment of the author along with many Union soldiers, followed by a first hand account of prison life in Confederate prisons and the successful escape by the author and his experiences in traveling over 400 miles through Confederate territory to get back to friendly lands. With an appendix of 26 pages of names, ranks, and military units of Union officers imprisoned in Macon, Georgia.

The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Melbourne University
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021004945
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

This book covers all Australian science fiction and fantasy authors, books and stories, as well as important magazines, sub-genres and works published electronically.

Except the Dying

Author: Maureen Jennings
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771043024
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

A young girl's naked body is found in a deserted lane in the middle of winter, 1895, and Toronto Detective William Murdoch must find out why she had to die that way in order to prevent another similar murder.