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LP 05749 AGATHA RAISIN AND THE MURDEROUS
MARRIAGE
 AUTHOR: BEATON, M. C.
 ABSTRACT: Agatha Raisin's long-awaited marriage to her
 attractive neighbor James Lacey is disrupted by the reappearance
 of Agatha's first husband Jimmy Raisin. The ensuing brouhaha
 humiliates and embarrasses James Lacey, who abruptly breaks
 his engagement to Agatha. When Jimmy is found murdered the
 next morning, Agatha and James are the prime suspects.

LP 06966 AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WELLSPRING OF
DEATH
 AUTHOR: BEATON, M. C.
 ABSTRACT: Agatha Raisin's neighboring village of Ancombe is
 usually the picture of quiet English Cotswolds charm. Yet the
 arrival of a new mineral water company, which intends to tap into
 the village spring, divides the parish council into two stubborn
 camps. When Agatha, who happens to be the new PR person for
 the company, finds the council chairman at the basin of the
 spring, tongues start wagging. Could one of the council members
 have silenced the chairman before he could cast the deciding
 vote?

LP 06642 THE BALLOON MAN
 AUTHOR: MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
 ABSTRACT: Art detective Max Bittersohn and his wife, Sarah
 Kelling, plans a huge wedding for his nephew. On the big day,
 everything, including the weather, seems perfect. No one can
 foresee a hot air balloon landing on the wedding tent - or the
 squashed corpse beneath it. And no one anticipates the
 mysterious reappearance among the wedding gifts of the long lost
 Kelling rubies.


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LP 07617 BIGGIE AND THE MANGLED MORTICIAN
 AUTHOR: BELL, NANCY
 ABSTRACT: Biggie Weatherford hardly has time for detective
 work. Not only is she directing and starring as Little Buttercup in
 the town's production of HMS Pinafore, she is also ramrodding
 the drive to convert the old depot into a museum. But when Monk
 Carter, the town's new undertaker is found dead Biggie is not
 sure that he died of a heart attack after Doc Hooper announces,
 after examining the body, that Monk's ribs have been smashed.
 Suspects may be few, but with J.R., Biggie's ten-year-old grandson
 at her side, Biggie sets out to solve this messy murder.

LP 03742 BISHOP AS PAWN
 AUTHOR: MCINERNY, RALPH
 ABSTRACT: The long-lost husband of Father Dowling's
 housekeeper shows up suddenly at the rectory and has barely
 arrived when he is shot dead by a sniper. The local police chief, a
 close friend of Father Dowling's, teams up with the priest in the
 considerable detective work involved.

LP 07423 A CLUE FOR THE PUZZLE LADY
 AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
 ABSTRACT: Dale Harper, Police Chief of Bakerhaven, finds
 himself investigating his first homicide when the body of an
 unknown teenager girl turns up in the cemetery in the quiet town.
 A baffling clue leads him to consult Cora Felton, puzzle
 expert/columnist. Chief Harper realizes he made his first big
 mistake when Cora's meddling, mischief-making behavior drives
 him to distraction. But when another body turns up closer to
 home, Cora must find a killer-before she winds up in a box three
 feet across...and six down.

LP 06589 A COFFIN FOR TWO
 AUTHOR: JARDINE, QUINTIN
 ABSTRACT: After cracking their first case together as a private

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  investigation team, Oz Blackstone and Primavera Phillips find
  themselves simultaneously in love and in the money. And where
  better to lie back and contemplate life than the picturesque
  village of St. Marti, on the rugged Costa Brava. But soon they find
  their new home may not be quite so idyllic as it looks. Beneath the
  surface bubbles a brew of intrigue, deception - and murder.
  Before long, Prim and Oz stand on the threshold of uncovering
  one of the century's most amazing stories.

LP 03714 CURTAIN FOR A JESTER: A MR. AND MRS.
NORTH MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Mr. Byron Wilmot was well-known for his practical
 jokes. So no one was surprised when his party on April Fool's day
 was filled with jokes and tricks. But they were surprised when
 Pam North found Wilmot dead the next morning.

LP 08700 THE DAY TRADER
 AUTHOR: FREY, STEPHEN
 ABSTRACT: For Augustus McKnight, there's good news and bad
 news: he's just made a killing, but his wife wants a divorce. Then
 she's murdered, and McKnight gets her juicy life insurance policy
 and a whole lot of trouble.

LP 03715 DEAD AS A DINOSAUR: A MR. AND MRS. NORTH
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Dr. Orpheus Preson, known mamologist, claimed
 that someone was trying to drive him crazy. In his last days he
 sought the help of Pam and Jerry North, but after his death, the
 Norths believed it was suicide rather than murder--until another
 body is found.

LP 06413 DEADLY NIGHTCAP
 AUTHOR: CARMICHAEL, HARRY

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  ABSTRACT: Mrs. Esther Payne was a very unpopular lady –
  right up to the night when she took two sleeping tablets and died.
  Sleeping tablets don't kill, nor does hate -- even so much of it -- but
  when traces of strychnine were discovered in the tube of pills that
  had lulled her to her last, long sleep, it seemed that hate had
  found a way. Of motive there was plenty, but four people only had
  the opportunity to obtain the poison for Esther's deadly nightcap.

LP 03713 DEATH HAS A SMALL VOICE
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: When Pam North receives a dictaphone record in
 the mail, she naturally assumes it is a message from her husband,
 Jerry, who is in San Francisco on business. She goes to his office
 to play it back and hears instead an ear-witness account of
 murder!

LP 03237 DEATH IN A COLD CLIMATE
 AUTHOR: BARNARD, ROBERT
 ABSTRACT: The body of a young Englishman is discovered
 buried in the snow of a small Norwegian town high above the
 Arctic Circle. Inspector Fagermo of the Norwegian police
 investigates a three-month-old trail with little help from the
 townspeople, who regard him with icy hostility.

LP 09046 DEATH IN A HOT FLASH
 AUTHOR: ISENBERG, JANE
 ABSTRACT: Professor Bel Barrett has enough on her plate
 teaching English at a Jersey City community college. Yet
 somehow Bel lets a colleague, Vinny Vallone--part-time Funeral
 Services Education teacher, big-time undertaker—flatter her into
 believing that the future of feminism in the funeral business
 depends on her acting as a role model by teaching his class how to
 research and write. But before Bel actually gets into co-teaching
 the inner-city undertaker wannabes, Vinny the undertaker turns
 into Vinny the deceased.

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LP 01264 DEATH IN A TENURED POSITION
 AUTHOR: CROSS, AMANDA
 ABSTRACT: Smart and well-bred, Kate Fansler is both a
 professor of English and an amateur detective who finds fun and
 intrigue during a year's sabbatical at Harvard. Soon after Kate's
 arrival at the university, she finds her old classmate Janet
 Mandelbaum, Harvard's first female English professor, dead
 from cyanide in the men' room.

LP 07212 DEATH OF A GO-BETWEEN
 AUTHOR: PATTINSON, JAMES
 ABSTRACT: The search for Arnie Walker was not a job that
 Sam Grant was particularly keen to undertake. But Miss
 Gloriana Goldstar was so pressing in her demand that it became
 impossible to refuse. If he could have guessed what he was letting
 himself in for, he would never have become involved. A trip to
 Amsterdam seemed a pleasant enough prospect, and all he had to
 do was try to find Mr. Walker and urge him to return to Miss
 Goldstar's loving arms. How was he to foresee such deadly
 consequences?

LP 01119 DEATH OF A PERFECT MOTHER
 AUTHOR: BARNARD, ROBERT
 ABSTRACT: Everyone is pleased but puzzled when Lill, who
 tyrannized her family and her lover, is strangled on her way home
 from the pub. A lot of people wanted her dead--two were plotting
 her murder and a not-very-bright detective on his first murder
 case fastens on the first obvious suspect.

LP 09485 DEATH OF A VILLAGE
 AUTHOR: BEATON, M.C.
 ABSTRACT: The village of Lochdubh,in the Scottish Highlands,
 seems to be peaceful enough, but Hamish Macbeth, the local
 policeman, keeps uncovering criminal activity almost by accident.

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  There is something fishy going on over in the isolated village of
  Stoyre, too. With a clear-eyed understanding of people and an
  uncommon degree of common sense, Macbeth solves these riddles
  almost effortlessly.

LP 01338 DEATH OF AN ANGEL
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Pam and Jerry North, amateur sleuths, are pleased
 to see that the play in which they have invested is a huge success
 and are not worried that the star, Naomi Shaw, is to marry
 Bradley Fitch and leave for Europe. But someone else is worried,
 for the next day Fitch is found dead in his penthouse apartment,
 the victim of poisoning.

LP 03340 DEATH TAKES A BOW
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES
 ABSTRACT: Book publisher Jerry North introduces one of his
 authors, Victor Sproul, to an expectant audience at a New York
 discussion club. The introduction complete, Jerry turns to find
 the author dead in his chair on the podium. Pam and Jerry North
 and their friend Lieutenant Weigand of the homicide squad are
 baffled by the lack of clues in this curious murder.

LP 00919 DIE FOR LOVE
 AUTHOR: PETERS, ELIZABETH
 ABTRACT: Jacqueline Kirby, Coldwater College (Nebraska)
 librarian, attends the New York convention of the historical
 romance writers of the world. When a muckraking columnist,
 surrounded by enemies, drops dead at a cocktail party, Jacqueline
 is sure it is murder. The police, however, are skeptical. Our
 heroine stalks the killer.

LP 03357 DIE LAUGHING
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: When Jennifer Singleton, whose magical laugh and

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   phenomenal beauty had made her the darling of the American
  stage, is found murdered on a Sunday afternoon and her young
  gardener is caught running away from her house, it looks like a
  simple case of robbery-homicide. But...

LP 03360 THE DISHONEST MURDERER
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: The dishonest murderer has Mr. and Mrs. North
 baffled when Senator Bruce Kirkhill fails to appear for a New
 Year's eve party at the home of his fiancee's father, vice-admiral
 Jonathan Satterbee. Instead, he is found murdered later that
 evening in a cheap neighborhood, wearing shabby clothes.

LP 04709 THE DOCUMENTS IN THE CASE
 AUTHOR: SAYERS, DOROTHY L.
 ABSTRACT: The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire
 shack had died horribly -- with a dish of mushrooms at his side.
 Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this
 particularly poisonous species?

LP 08178 THE DROPPED LIVING ROOM
 AUTHOR: MCHUGH, FRANCES Y.
 ABSTRACT: Although it was a cold, wet February afternoon
 when Amelia Evers left her New York brownstone to walk her
 dog, there was nothing to give her a sense of foreboding. Nor did
 the fact that she slipped, twisted her ankle, and was rescued by a
 strange man disturb her unnecessarily. But on her return to the
 house, she was shocked and frightened by the sight of her ex-
 husband's corpse on the living room floor with a knife in its back.
 Suddenly, she wondered if that stranger had really been as kindly
 and innocent as he appeared to be.


LP 06235 ENDPEACE
 AUTHOR: CLEARY, JON

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  ABSTRACT: For Inspector Scobie Malone, a dinner party at
  Malmaison House, the Sydney estate of Sir Harry and Lady
  Phillipa Huxwood, proves to be an evening charged with tension
  between the Huxwoods and their squabbling children and
  grandchildren. Fabulously wealthy heads of a publishing empire,
  the Huxwoods' own personal slice of the Sydney skyline – the
  Chronicle -- is up for sale, and the family peace -- if it ever existed –
   is about to be shattered by murder.

LP 09524 ENGAGED TO DIE
 AUTHOR: HART, CAROLYN
 ABSTRACT: Invited to a combined art opening and engagement
 party, mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband,
 Max, are present when the groom-to-be is found with his head
 bashed in. Circumstantial evidence points to one of Annie's young
 friends as the most promising suspect. After Max is deputized to
 help solve the case but Annie is not, Annie works on her own to
 exonerate her friend, on whom the police and Max concentrate to
 the exclusion of several other possible suspects.

LP 09862 THE ENGLISH BREAKFAST MURDER
 AUTHOR: CHILDS, LAURA
 ABSTRACT: It is a truly exhilarating experience for Indigo Tea
 Shop owner Theodosia Browning-helping Charleston's Sea Turtle
 Protection League shepherd hundreds of tiny green loggerheads
 safely into the sea. But just as she's about to celebrate all her hard
 work, she spots a dead body bobbing in the waves. Now it's up to
 Theo to get to the bottom of the murder before the culprit's greed
 stirs him to kill again.

LP 08060 EVAN CAN WAIT: A CONSTABLE EVANS
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: BOWEN, RHYS
 ABSTRACT: In the charming Welsh village of Llanfair,
 Constable Evan Evans is assigned to assist an expedition to raise

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  a World War II German bomber plane from a lake which will be
  filmed for a documentary on World War II. Tensions build until
  one of the filmmakers disappears and is found dead in a nearby
  slate mine. The case grows more complex as Evans uncovers
  evidence that the victim had many enemies. In the process, Evans
  also exposes an elaborate World War II scheme to hide paintings
  from the National Gallery. Can the two things be connected?

LP 09474 EVAN ONLY KNOWS
 AUTHOR: BOWEN, RHYS
 ABSTRACT: When Constable Evan Evans and his new fiancée
 decide to travel south from home in Llanfair, Wales, to visit his
 mother in Swansea, they're not expecting the disturbing news that
 greets them on their arrival: the young thug convicted of
 murdering Evan's father several years earlier is suspected of
 murder once again. Tried as a juvenile for Evan's father's death,
 Tony Mancini only served four years in prison. Now he's been
 accused of killing Alison Turnbull, a local teen and the daughter
 of Mancini's boss.

LP 06285 EVERY CROOKED NANNY
 AUTHOR: TROCHECK, KATHY HOGAN
 ABSTRACT: Former Atlanta cop Callahan Garrity is beginning
 to think that buying a housecleaning business was a bad idea
 when the illness of her "mice” means that she has to clean the
 palatial Beemish residence alone - especially when the lady of the
 house, Lilah Rose, turns out to be an old college pal. But Lilah
 Rose has more than cleaning on her mind - their young nanny has
 disappeared along with jewelry, silver and sensitive documents.

LP 05668 EXIT THE MILKMAN
 AUTHOR: MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
 ABSTRACT: Horticultural professor and occasional sleuth
 Peter Shandy is on the trail of a missing bovine expert at
  Balaclava Agricultural College. Where is Professor Feldster?

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  Peter plunges into the case and plows through what appears to be
  a herd of lies. Soon Peter discovers that Jim Feldster, assuming
  he is not dead already, is in terrible trouble.

LP 01687 FALLEN INTO THE PIT
 AUTHOR: PETERS, ELLIS
 ABSTRACT: In the years immediately following World War II,
 Czechs, Poles, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, and Germans work side
 by side with the British in the coal mines of Comerford. Teacher
 Chad Wedderburn, just back from the war, is a strong opponent
 of fighting. But when German Helmut Schauffler is found
 murdered, Chad becomes the main suspect.

LP 07883 THE FIG EATER
 AUTHOR: SHIELDS, JODY
 ABSTRACT: The murder of Dora, daughter of a respectable
 bourgeois family, is being investigated by the Inspector. Almost
 every aspect of the crime remains hidden and untouchable. His
 wife, Erszebet, a Hungarian Gypsy mysticism, is sure that the figs
 found in Dora's stomach are a clue to the identify of the
 murderer. Since there are no fresh figs in Vienna this time
 of year, she conducts a secret investigation of her own.

LP 03131 FLIGHT OF THE ARCHANGEL
 AUTHOR: HOLLAND, ISABELLE
 ABSTRACT: Kit Maitland recounts events set in motion by her
 assignment to write an article about the proposed sale of
 Rivercrest, an estate on the Hudson River owned by the
 straitened Van Reider family. On her way to the place, Kit muses
 about her long vanished half-brother Joris and about her husband
 Simon, also part of her past. A corpse in the mansion at
 Rivercrest and two later murders turn Kit's attention to concern
 for her safety.

LP 06239 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

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  AUTHOR: CANNELL, DOROTHY
  ABSTRACT: Sir Henry Gossinger's only heir, Vivian, is not
  interested in Gossinger Hall. So he has decided to leave the
  mansion to his butler, Hutchins; an act that will right an old
  wrong done by his Gossinger ancestors. But then Hutchins is
  murdered. Vivian and Hutchins' granddaughter uncover other
  family secrets while searching for the killer.

LP 01327 GOOD AND DEAD
 AUTHOR: LANGTON, JANE
 ABSTRACT: Homer Kelly, Thoreau scholar and ex-lieutenant
 detective...has more than a professional interest in finding out why
 so many of his fellows are leaving their pews to take up permanent
 residence in the church cemetery.

LP 08314 GRAVE CONCERNS
 AUTHOR: TOPE, REBECCA
 ABSTRACT: Drew Slocombe is determined to revolutionize the
 whole death industry and make cheap, ecologically sound burials
 a popular choice. Unfortunately, Drew's gravedigger has just
 discovered that their cemetery has one corpse too many.

LP 08999 GUNPOWDER GREEN
 AUTHOR: CHILDS, LAURA
 ABSTRACT: In this second Tea Shop Mystery, shop owner
 Theodosia Browning knows that something's brewing in the high
 society of Charleston: Murder.

LP 07394 HARD EVIDENCE
 AUTHOR: D'AMATO, BARBARA
 ABSTRACT: Cat Marsala buys a soup bone for her canine
 houseguest at Chicago's most elegant food emporium, Spenser
 and Angelotti. Cat's friend, Dr.Sam Davidian looks closely at the
 bone and realizes that it's a human leg bone. Cat calls Harold
 McCoo, chief of detectives, who with city officials agrees to a deal.

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  The store will do a five-times-your-money-back recall on its meat,
  and Cat and the police have twenty-four hours to find a killer.
  When Cat's windshield is broken as a warning, somebody will stop
  at nothing to obscure the evidence of the most bizarre crime ever
  committed.




LP 08123 HONEST DOUBT
 AUTHOR: CROSS, AMANDA
 ABSTRACT: Estelle Woodhaven, private investigator, has been
 hired to find the perpetrator of a bizarre murder. Woody is a fat
 P.I.-she always beats the client to the punch with that revelation-
 and very competent. Professor Charles Haycock is dead from an
 overdose of his own heart medication, slipped into his drink at a
 party in his home. The mystery is not why, but who did the deed.
 Woody calls for Kate Fansler, professor and crimefighter
 extraordinaire. Together, both start to pull at the loose ends of the
 very tangled Clifton College English Department.


LP 09281 THE HOUSE OF SEVEN MABELS
 AUTHOR: CHURCHILL, JILL
 ABSTRACT: With parenting demanding less of their time, best
 pals Jane Jeffrey and Shelley Nowack agree to decorate a house
 that's being renovated by a bevy of feminist laborers, but when the
 contractor winds up in the basement with a broken neck, the
 plucky duo must determine if the crime was personally or
 professionally motivated not to mention stay out of harm's way
 themselves.

LP 09011 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNESTINE: AN
ELLIE HASKELL MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: CANNELL, DOROTHY.
 ABSTRACT: Lady Krumley has a family curse. Ellie Haskell and

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  Roxie Malloy, posing as private detectives, agree to break it. Their
  task entails finding Ernestine, daughter of their elderly
  employer's former maid. Lady Krumley had mistreated the maid
  and seeks to make amends to the daughter—now forty years old.

LP 08929 THE IRISH CAIRN MURDER
 AUTHOR: DEERE, DICEY
 ABSTRACT: Torrey Tunet, the American translator (and
 accidental sleuth) holed up in the Irish town of Ballynaugh, has
 more trouble on her hands when wealthy widow and affordable
 housing advocate Natalie Sylvester Cameron finds herself being
 blackmailed.

LP 03716 THE JUDGE IS REVERSED
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Pam North's desire for a cat she could talk to –
 preferably a Siamese -- brings her to a prestigious cat show. There
 she meets John Blanchard. The show's judge, never dreaming
 that the man will soon be found murdered.


LP 01339 A KEY TO DEATH
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: When Forbes Ingraham, a respected lawyer, turns
 up dead in his office, the main clue is a gold key that allows access
 to the back door of the law firm of Schaeffer, Ingraham and
 Webb.

LP 08158 KILLING CASSIDY
 AUTHOR: DAMS, JEANNE M.
 ABSTRACT: Dorothy Martin has begun to fit in quite
 comfortably in her new home in England since her husband, Alan
 Nesbitt, has retired from the police force, and she is looking
 forward to some quiet time with him. Then a letter arrives. An old
 acquaintance has died and left her a small inheritance. It's an

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  excuse to show Alan where she came from. Along with the money,
  Kevin Cassidy left a note stating that he's been murdered. As she
  begins to ask questions, Alan makes a discovery here, Dorothy is
  very much in charge.

LP 07848 LAST PUZZLE AND TESTAMENT
 AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
 ABSTRACT: Wealthy Emma Hurley died with only her servants
 at her side. But after she passes away, her greedy heirs crawl out
 of the woodwork to claim Emman's fortune. She did not leave
 behind a simple will, instead, her final testament includes a clever
 puzzle. One to be given only to her living heirs. The first one to
 solve the puzzle will inherit Emma's entire estate. Cora Felton,
 author of a puzzle column must referee the contest. But it's
 Cora's niece, Sherry, who is the brains behind Cora's column and
 it's up to her to solve the riddle Emma engineered before her
 death.


LP 09165 LAWRENCE SANDER'S MCNALLY'S ALIBI
 AUTHOR: LARDO, VINCENT
 ABSTRACT: This time Archy McNally is searching for real dirt.
 Decimus Fortesque, a collector of rare manuscripts, has
 commissioned Archy to retrieve the ultimate treasure trove of
 malicious gossip: the complete, unexpurgated manuscript of
 Truman Capote's scandalous Answered Prayers. Less interested
 in literary history than in cold cash, McNally takes on the
 assignment but promptly runs into lots of competition and at least
 one victim killed in cold blood.

LP 07799 LAWRENCE SANDER'S MCNALLY'S FOLLY
 AUTHOR: LARDO, VINCENT
 ABSTRACT: Archy McNally becomes the director of Palm
 Beach Theater production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Desdemona
 Darling, a Hollywood legend, will play the lead while resident

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  grande dame, Lady Cynthia Horowitz, wants the spotlight to fall
  on her latest live-in hunk, Buzz Carr. There's more drama
  backstage than onstage when fuzzy-headed Binky Watrous
  serving as stage manager sips some prop wine and drops dead.

LP 04193 A LOVER SCORNED
 AUTHOR: HOLLAND, ISABELLE
 ABSTRACT: A lover scorned returns to St. Anselm's Episcopal
 church on Manhattan's expensive upper east side, where the Rev.
 Claire Aldington is on the defensive when another female priest is
 brutally murdered in nearby Central Park.

LP 08765 MACPHERSON'S LAMENT
 AUTHOR: MCCRUMB, SHARYN
 ABSTRACT: Forensic anthropologist and amateur sleuth
 Elizabeth Macpherson returns to the states when she learns that
 her family is falling apart. Her brother Bill, a naive, brand-new
 attorney, has been implicated in a fraud by a group of elderly
 confederate daughters. Meanwhile, Bill and Elizabeth's parents
 are getting a divorce, and Bill's partner has a mysterious hobby
 that entails a rifle in the trunk of her car.

LP 07847 MALICE IN MINIATURE
 AUTHOR: DAMS, JEANNE M.
 ABSTRACT: Dorothy Martin is settled in for a life of peace,
 quiet, and domestic bliss. Then Ada Finch calls stating that Bob,
 her gardener's son is being accused of the attempted theft of a
 Sevres tea set from the informal toy museum at Brocklesby Hall,
 and she doesn't know what to do. Bob would never steal anything,
 and as for how the tea set got into his pocket, why, it's a mystery.
 So, Dorothy investigation takes her from a doll house to the doors
 of the morgue to the secrets hidden in the rooms filled with
 miniatures.

LP 08400 MCNALLY'S CHANCE

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  AUTHOR: SANDERS, LAWRENCE AND VINCENT LARDO
  ABSTRACT: Archy McNally is contracted by Sabrina Wright to
  look for her missing husband, who turns out not to be her
  husband and not the real missing person. That's Sabrina's
  daughter, born out of wedlock, put up for adoption, adopted by
  her own mother, and now looking for her real father somewhere
  in Palm Beach. Then Sabrina turns up dead. And that's just for
  starters.

LP 09850 MCNALLY'S DARE
 AUTHOR: SANDERS, LAWRENCE AND VINCENT LARDO
 ABSTRACT: When a young waiter working Malcolm "Nifty"
 MacNiff's annual Tennis Everyone! benefit is found dead in
 Nifty's otherwise pristine swiming pool, it's Archy McNally, south
 Florida's most famous Discreet Inquirer, who rushes in to salvage
 the town's reputation and solve the unfortunate crime.

LP 03069 MCNALLY'S TRIAL
 AUTHOR: SANDERS, LAWRENCE
 ABSTRACT: Achie McNally investigates a suspicious rise in
 deaths among Palm Beach's rich and famous, revealing a
 nefarious criminal network, family scandals, risque business
 practices and sinister surprises."

LP 01328 MEMORIAL HALL MURDER
 AUTHOR: LANGTON, JANE
 ABSTRACT: When a bomb explodes at Harvard, everyone
 assumes the body found in the debris is that of the popular music
 professor. The reader, however, soon learns the supposedly dead
 teacher is actually buried alive beneath Memorial Hall. It takes
 the talents of Homer Kelly, a visiting professor and ex-detective,
 to uncover the devilish murder plot.

LP 07672 MINSTREL'S LEAP
 AUTHOR: BLACK, VERONICA

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  ABSTRACT: When Verona Dean reads of the sudden death of
  Sister Hyacinth, she travels to Yorkshire to pay tribute to her
  friend's memory. At Minstrel's Leap she hears of the legend of
  Lady Eadgyth and her troubadour lover, and meets the nuns of
  St. Dorothy's. Gentle women, leading dedicated lives-yet two have
  already died, and a third is marked down as the victim of a maniac
  who comes by night. Verona sets out to discover the secret of
  Minstrel's Leap, and is herself changed by the happenings that
  take place there.




LP 04375 MISS PINK AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
 AUTHOR: MOFFAT, GWEN
 ABSTRACT: Mystery set in the Scottish highlands, Miss Pink,
 writer and mountaineer, is visiting an old friend when she
 encounters the sudden and inexplicable deaths of two male
 climbers.

LP 03361 MISS SEETON SINGS
 AUTHOR: CARVIC, HERON
 ABSTRACT: Bumbling Miss Seeton, the amusing English
 spinster detective, attempts to find out who is forging British
 currency and threatening to ruin the Bank of England.

LP 03224 MRS. POLLIFAX AND THE HONG KONG
BUDDHA
 AUTHOR: GILMAN, DOROTHY
 ABSTRACT: Mrs. Emily Pollifax, the zany, lovable secret agent,
 now happily married and tending her garden in New Jersey, is
 approached for a delicate assignment by her old CIA friend
 Bishop. A young agent she successfully smuggled out of mainland
 China the year before has gotten involved with an alleged double
 agent. The adventuresome lady barely has time to leave her dear
 husband Cyrus a note before rushing off to Hong Kong.

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LP 00324 MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI
 AUTHOR: GILMAN, DOROTHY
 ABSTRACT: Carstairs of the CIA sends his favorite part-time
 agent, Mrs. Pollifax, the grandmother with a wicked karate slice,
 on safari to Zambia to foil an assassination plot.

LP 03190 MRS., PRESUMED DEAD
 AUTHOR: BRETT, SIMON
 ABSTRACT: Mr. Pargeter's dubious pursuits prior to his death
 eighteen months ago have left his widow Melita well off. She has
 moved into Smithy's Loam, a cul-de-sac of six elegant executive
 homes. The former owners seem to be missing and, indeed, turn
 up dead. Mrs. Pargeter, together with her husband's former
 business "accomplices" track down the truth.

LP 07516 MURDER@MAGGODY.COM: AN ARLY HANKS
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: HESS, JOAN
 ABSTRACT: Arly Hanks, police chief of Maggody, Arkansas, has
 a lot on her mind. First, there's the controversy raised by the
 mayor over having a computer lab in the new high school, two
 shady individuals move into the Pot O'Gold trailer park and begin
  shooting beer bottles and slithering around the town grocery
 store, and then there's seventeen year old Gwynnie Packwood, an
 unmarried mother who lives with her uncle and aunt, who finds a
 part-time job while she takes computer courses at night.

LP 04223 MURDER AT THE GARDNER
 AUTHOR: LANGTON, JANE
 ABSTRACT: Ex-detective, now professor, Homer Kelly comes to
 Boston's venerable Isabella Gardner museum when the new
 director, Titus Moon, asks him to stem a growing tide of mischief
 in the galleries.


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LP 03717 MURDER BY THE BOOK
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Even on vacation, Pam and Jerry North can't help
 bumping into dead bodies. This time they're in Key West, and
 Pam, who has gotten up early to catch fish for some pelicans,
 finds a newly stabbed corpse on the pier.

LP 04041 MURDER CAN'T WAIT: A CAPTAIN HEIMRICH
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Stuart Fleming, former member of the Dyckman
 University football squad, is laid up with a broken leg at home
 when he puts in a call to the Manhattan police. When lieutenant
 Nathan Shapiro drives to the house he finds the ex-football star
 dead.

LP 08398 MURDER CARRIES A TORCH: A SOUTHERN
SISTERS MYSTERY
  AUTHOR: GEORGE, ANNE.
  ABSTRACT: Matron sisters Mary Alice and Patricia Anne track
  their cousin Luke's wife of forty years and her lover, a snake-
  handling preacher, to a church. When they arrive, they not only
  discover a woman's body but learn the preacher has also been
  murdered. Luke's wife, however, is still missing.

LP 03718 MURDER COMES FIRST: A MR. AND MRS.
NORTH MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: When Pam North's three maiden aunts visit their
 childhood friend, Grace Logan, they find her distraught and
 preoccupied. When Grace's first sip of tea causes her to fall dead,
 Lucinda sniffs the telltale odor of peach pits, and realizes that
 someone has poisoned Grace.

LP 03710 MURDER HAS ITS POINTS

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  AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
  ABSTRACT: Anthony Payne is murdered at a party given in his
  honor. At the party are his ex-wives, current spouse, and his most
  recent conquest. All in all, a dazzling abundance of suspects.

LP 03711 MURDER IN A HURRY: A MR. AND MRS.
NORTH MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
 ABSTRACT: Eccentric multi-millionaire J.K. Halder ran his
 Greenwich Village pet shop as a hobby more than a business; he
 considered dogs not only his best, but his only friends. Now he
 has been found murdered and there are a number of suspects.

LP 06922 MURDER IN THE MIST: A STANLEY WATERS
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: SCOTT, WILLARD
 ABSTRACT: After twenty years as the weatherman for the
 popular morning show Hello, World!, Stanley Waters still likes to
 get in front of the camera – especially if it helps advertise Blue
 Skies, the bed-and-breakfast he runs in his Virginia hometown.
 He gets his wish when a Civil War reenactment brings the Hello,
 World! gang down to tape Stanley marching to war in
 Confederate gray. But the mock battle turns deadly when a well
 aimed minie ball emerges from the mist to knock Stanley
 unconscious and kill a local businessman.

LP 03712 MURDER IS SERVED: A MR. AND MRS. NORTH
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, RICHARD AND FRANCES
 ABSTRACT: When playboy restaurateur Tony Mott is
 murdered, the obvious suspect is his lovely widow, left bereaved
 and sumptuously wealthy. But for Mr. And Mrs. North, the
 solution to a mystery never presents itself on a silver platter.

LP 01340 MURDER IS SUGGESTED

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  AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
  ABSTRACT: Murder is suggested but no one knows for sure.
  When blondes suddenly emerge from empty closets and cats go
  into trances, a missing psychologist might have been murdered, or
  he might be the victim of a disappearing act with a tragic ending.

LP 01323 MURDER ON CLAM POND
 AUTHOR: KIKER, DOUGLAS
 ABSTRACT: Fifty-year-old Mac McFarland, about to be
 divorced, out of a job, and owner of Moumou, an elderly poodle
 with a bad disposition, arrives in North Walpole, a small town on
 Cape Cod. When Moumou finds the body of the town's wealthy
 benefactress, Mac, a former newspaper reporter, is hired to cover
 the story.

LP 02455 MURDERING MR. MONTI: A MERRY LITTLE
TALE OF SEX AND VIOLENCE
 AUTHOR: VIORST, JUDITH
 ABSTRACT: Brenda Kovner, a forty-six-year-old Washington,
 D.C., advice columnist, is not the murdering type--but she plans to
 murder Mr. Monti, who is harming her family just because her
 son is engaged to his daughter. Brenda's husband has a mistress,
 so Brenda intends to have sex, too--with three men in one day,
 and one is Mr. Monti. What will Brenda do next for her family?

LP 03833 NO WORD FROM WINIFRED
 AUTHOR: CROSS, AMANDA
 ABSTRACT: Winifred, a fiftyish American writer and "honorary
 niece" of the late, great British novelist Charlotte Stanton,
 disappears in the midst of making arrangements for Stanton's
 biography. Professor Kate, a friend of Stanton's would-be
 biographer, sets out in London to locate Winifred, or her
 corpse.

LP 03709 THE NORTHS MEET MURDER

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  AUTHOR: LOCKRIDGE, FRANCES AND RICHARD
  ABSTRACT: The top-floor studio of the old house is vacant, and
  Mrs. North decides to take her husband up to check it out. They
  open a door - and find a murdered man in the bathtub!

LP 05338 NOW YOU SEE HER
 AUTHOR: DEWHURST, EILEEN
 ABSTRACT: Phyllida Moon's contract with the Independent
 Theatre Company and her marriage to its stage manager come to
 an end together. To help her feel at home in her role as a private
 eye in a TV series, Phyllida finds a job with a detective agency.
 She encounters Brian Fletcher who is under suspicion of abusing
 his adoptive schoolgirl daughter, Judith.

LP 03088 A NUN IN THE CLOSET
 AUTHOR: GILMAN, DOROTHY
 ABSTRACT: A light suspense novel about nuns who tangle with
 the Mafia and a commune of hippies. When the sisters claim a
 large estate left to their order, they find a murder victim in the
 house and shelter a Mafia accountant by dressing him as "Sister
 Ursula."

LP 01619 OLD SCORES: A CHRIS NORGREN MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: ELKINS, AARON
 ABSTRACT: Chris Norgren, curator of the Seattle Art Museum,
 is offered a Rembrandt of questionable authenticity by Rene
 Vachey, a French gallery owner known for his patronizing
 attitude. At the same time, Edmond Froger, director of a Dijon
 museum, is offered a Leger. Norgren meets with international art
 experts in Paris. Vachey is killed, and Norgren is attacked, but he
 makes a decision about the painting.

LP 06200 ON THIS ROCKNE
 AUTHOR: MCINERNY, RALPH
 ABSTRACT: The author of the widely-acclaimed Father Dowling

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 mysteries launches a masterful new series set at the University of
 Notre Dame, where he has taught for over four decades .To many
 Notre Dame alumni, being a good Fighting Irish fan is as
 important as being a good Catholic. Billionaire Marcus Bramble
 is obsessed with the sport and with the father of all college
 football coaching -- the great Knute Rockne. But when he offers
 the school ten million dollars to memorialize the Rock, things get
 dangerously competitive.

LP 07160 PAIR FOR THE QUEEN
 AUTHOR: COMFORT, B.
 ABSTRACT: Tish McWhinny reluctantly gets involved in
 restoring an old painting for a dog show promotion - harmless
 enough, but then the painting is stolen and someone is murdered.
 Is the crime connected to the rather shady new couple now
 running the local store? What about the retired Royal Navy
 man who suddenly turns up, now very interested in art? Or niece
 Sophie's secretive new boyfriend? It takes all Tish's ingenuity,
 and some help from her friends, to find out and to catch a cold
 criminal.

LP 07957 PAYING THE PIPER
 AUTHOR: MCCRUMB, SHARYN
 ABSTRACT: A motley crew of American and British professional
 and amateurs gather for an archaeological dig into prehistoric
 burial sites on a small Scottish island. A crime-enthusiast
 American is found dead in his tent and then one of the strongest
 in the crew dies mysteriously. Afraid for her life, fellow digger and
 forensic anthropologist Elizabeth MacPherson probes the rocky
 topsoil for a reason behind the aura of death that seems to hover
 over them.

LP 07353 A PLACE OF SAFETY: A CHIEF INSPECTOR
BARNABY MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: GRAHAM, CAROLINE

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  ABSTRACT: Tucked away in the charming English village of
  Ferne Basset, the local rectory is supposed to be a place of safety,
  not danger. So when ex-vicar Lionel Lawrence opens the rectory
  to help young offenders, he has no way of predicting the
  consequences - least of all that they will include blackmail and
  murder.

LP 10127 POISONED CHERRIES
 AUTHOR: JARDINE, QUINTIN
 ABSTRACT: When film producer Miles Grayson offers Oz
 Blackstone a major role in his latest cop movie, Oz can resist.
 Heoll, stardom beckons, but his marriage to Primavera is on the
 rocks. His brief affair with Susie Gantry, a beautiful and
 selfessed businesswoman, has resulted in pregnancy. Will Oz
 finally settle down? It all looks like a bowl of cherries until an exr
 turns up asking for a favor, then leads him into a murder.


LP 07971 PRIVATE SINS
 AUTHOR: MOFFAT, GWEN
 ABSTRACT: Miss Pink, visiting her friend, Sophie, in the
 Rockies, is drawn into a volatile situation when Sophie's rich
  brother-in-law, Charlie, meets a violent end. The police are
 satisfied that he had fallen from a horse. The family is tight-
 lipped, guarding its scandals until a blackmailer starts to make
 demands and suspicions grow that the death could have been
 murder. As a prime suspect is taken out of the river, Miss Pink
 braves rattlesnakes and subsidence to follow the blood trail to an
 abandoned copper mine and returns to confront the perpetrator.

LP 09188 A PUZZLE IN A PEAR TREE
 AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
 ABSTRACT: Cora Felton and her indomitable niece, Sherry
 Carter, must track down a killer who's been planting clues in
  acrostics rather than crosswords.

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LP 08753 PUZZLED TO DEATH
  AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
  ABSTRACT: Cora Felton, hailed as the "Puzzle Lady" for her
  prowess in constructing newspaper crossword puzzles, in truth
  knows nothing about crosswords. She receives the adulation of
  the puzzle world while her niece, Sherry Carter, does all the
  work. Cora's real love is solving murder mysteries in the Murder
  She Wrote vein. When the townspeople of Bakerhaven, Conn.,
  decide to hold a crossword puzzle contest, after much debate over
 the propriety and usefulness of such a contest, Cora, who's cohost
  of the event, gets her chance to do some sleuthing.

LP 03813 REST YOU MERRY
 AUTHOR: MACLEOD, CHARLOTTE
 ABSTRACT: During Yuletide at Balaclava Agricultural College,
 Professor Shandy finds the body of a colleague's bossy wife on his
  living-room floor. The police write off the death as accidental but
  Shandy believes a killer is loose when someone murders the
 comptroller. Complicating his detection are fears for a new
  librarian with whom he has fallen in love.

LP 08561 ROUGH CIDER
 AUTHOR: LOVESEY, PETER
 ABSTRACT: In 1964 a British history teacher is approached by
 a young American woman seeking information about her father,
 an American soldier hanged for murder in 1945. The historian,
 then a child, had testified in the case. The teacher and the young
 woman do some amateur detective work trying to get to the
 bottom of the old case.

LP 04081 A SHORT TIME TO LIVE
 AUTHOR: MOFFAT, GWEN
 ABSTRACT: While they were taking sheep to the meadows early
 one morning, Jackson Wren and Zeke Rumney noticed a coat

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  lying in a ditch. As Rumney stooped to pick it up, he realised it
  was covering a dead body.

LP 01322 SOMEDAY THE RABBI WILL LEAVE
 AUTHOR: KEMELMAN, HARRY
 ABSTRACT: Modern business management technique clashes
 with Talmudic wisdom when the new president of the synagogue,
 millionaire Howard Magnuson, tries to get Rabbi David Small
 fired for refusing to sanction the marriage of Magnuson's
 daughter to a gentile. But the rabbi has other problems, and one
 of them concerns the arrest of a young neighbor for the hit-
 and-run killing of a local hood. Small is convinced that the
 accused is innocent, and Talmudic.

LP 08912 STEPS TO THE ALTAR
 AUTHOR: FOWLER, EARLENE
 ABSTRACT: Could Benni Harper's life be any more hectic? As
 she prepares for two upcoming weddings and San Celina's Mardi
 Gras ball, our favorite folk art expert is nearly frantic, but she
 still tries to keep up with her civic responsibilities. Cataloguing an
 estate for the local historical society, Benni uncovers clues to a
 40-year-old unsolved homicide. Even with those imminent
 wedding bells and some marital distractions of her own, she
 delves into a cold case that seems to be warming up.

LP 08274 THE STOLEN BLUE
 AUTHOR: GIESON, JUDITH VAN
 ABSTRACT: Claire Reynier is thrilled when her old friend
 Burke Lovell donates his collection of valuable books to the
 university where she works. But the morning after she arrives at
  his ranch in the remote region known as "the Blue" to collect the
 bequest, Burke is found dead. His daughter Mariah, his principle
 heir, admits to helping the ailing man commit suicide. Upon
 Claire's return to work, a box of valuable titles from Burke's
 collection is stolen, and Claire realizes that the theft may hold

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  clues to a much sinister mystery.

LP 03 SUNDAY THE RABBI STAYED HOME
 AUTHOR: KEMELMAN, HARRY
 ABSTRACT: Rabbi David Small becomes a little weary of the
 politics, dissension, and factionalism of his congregation, and
 slightly disconcerted about the idea of a "swinging" Passover
 Service. He finds himself unprepared to deal with modern urban
 problems.

LP 09564 SUNSHINE AND SHADOW
 AUTHOR: FOWLER, EARLENE
 ABSTRACT: Benni Harper might not realize it, but the old
 quilting pattern "Sunshine and Shadow" is a perfect metaphor for
 her life: Her happy childhood was overshadowed by her mother's
 death; her early marriage ended after a few months when her
 young husband was killed, and now, nearly 20 years later, Benni
 finds that some scraps she'd saved from that time are casting
 shadows on her current life.

LP 05740 THE TEARS OF THINGS: A FATHER DOWLING
MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: MCINERNY, RALPH
 ABSTRACT: To Father Roger Dowling, St. Hilary's parish in
 Fox River, Illinois, seems to buzzing with business as usual - until
 the wealthy retired investment adviser Mitchell Striker is found
 murdered in his car. The police supect is a local gigolo, Jerome
 Winegar, who got a young girl pregnant and left her twenty years
 ago. The girl, Nancy, was Striker's daughter.

LP 05726 TEN LORDS A-LEAPING
 AUTHOR: EDWARDS, RUTH DUDLEY
 ABSTRACT: When Ida "Jack" Troutbeck, rumbustious Mistress
 of St. Martha's College, Cambridge, is elevated to the peerage, she
 plots to scupper an anti-hunting bill. Animal activists begin a

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  campaign of intimidation and an attempt is made on the life of one
  of the baroness's allies, and shortly afterwards the peers suffer
  horrifying carnage. With some assistance from the cat Plutarch
  they help the police.

LP 01814 THREE DAYS FOR EMERALDS
 AUTHOR: EBERHART, MIGNON G.
 ABSTRACT: Lacy Wales receives a frantic letter from her old
 friend Rose and drives to upstate New York to help her. But
 shortly after Lacy's arrival, Rose drops dead. Suddenly Lacy is
 accused of murder. And that's not the only bizarre event--it seems
 that Lacy's fiance knew rose quite well.

LP 01315 TRICK OF THE EYE
 AUTHOR: HITCHCOCK, JANE STANTON
 ABSTRACT: Faith Crowell is 39 years old, an artist specializing
 in 'trompe l'oeil'--the art of painterly illusion--she is about to learn
 that illusion is more than a painter's trick: for some it is a way of
 life.

LP 07304 THE TROUBLE WITH HARRIET: ELLIE
HASKELL MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: CANNELL, DOROTHY
 ABSTRACT: Ellie and Ben Haskell are looking forward to their
 vacation, but while running last-minute errands, Ellie is
 confronted by a gypsy who warns her not to leave. When Ellie gets
 home, her long-lost father has arrived, carrying the ashes of his
 recent love, Harriet. Ellie's problems are just beginning.

LP 01815 TWO LITTLE RICH GIRLS
 AUTHOR: EBERHART, MIGNON G.
 ABSTRACT: In temperament and character Emmy van Seidem
 fits nicely into her world of inherited wealth, but her sister Diana,
 brother-in-law Doug, and her own constant companion Gil, do
 not. When Gil is inexplicably murdered in Diana's town house, all

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  the evidence points to Diana as the chief suspect.


LP 07987 THE VICTIM IN VICTORIA STATION
 AUTHOR: DAMS, JEANNE M.
 ABSTRACT: Dorothy Martin's wedded bliss could only be
 improved if her husband, Alan Nesbitt, didn't have to go
 gallivanting all over the world, advising local police departments
 on new procedures. On a trip into London to see her doctor, she
 talks to a young man, who, by the time the trains reaches
 Victoria Station, is very dead. What shocks her is that no one
 seems to think that anything is amiss. Now Dorothy has a mystery
 on her hands, and with Alan in Zimbabwe, there's nothing for it
 but to begin investigating with the help of some of her friends.




LP 08147 WINDSOR KNOT
 AUTHOR: MCCRUMB, SHARYN
 ABSTRACT: Elizabeth Macpherson, a forensic anthropology
 student from Georgia, plans to marry scotsman Cameron Dawson
 next year. When Dawson is invited to the royal garden party--only
 three weeks away--Elizabeth, a true anglophile, moves the
 wedding up, because she can attend the party only as Mrs.
 Dawson. But amidst the hurried plans, a neighbor receives bad
 news, and Elizabeth finds herself helping in a murder
 investigation.

LP 06902 YANKEE DOODLE DEAD: A DEATH ON
DEMAND MYSTERY
 AUTHOR: HART, CAROLYN G.
 ABSTRACT: Charlton "Bud" Hatch, a retired General, is the
 new member of the library board. But, as a man used to being in
 charge, he swiftly commandeers the Fourth of July Festival. He
 then changes the theme of the parade from the history of South

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  Carolina women to "Points of Patriotism." Perhaps it's no wonder
 that Bud is gunned down during the parade, right before Annie
  Darling's eyes. And with a list of suspects that could fill Town
  Hall, Annie has much work ahead of her to identify the
  responsible party.

LP 08491 DEATH OF A CELEBRITY
 AUTHOR: BEATON, M.C.
 ABSTRACT: Seeking better numbers and national notice, the
 local station hires the glamorous and catty Crystal French, who
 presents some very nasty programs about what really goes on
 in a highland village. Needless to say, this doesn't please the
 local folk, and soon enough, Crystal is found murdered.
 Suspicion vacillates between the townspeople and the
 television people (including the woman whose job Crystal had
 taken), who have quite a few secrets of their own.

LP 09524 ENGAGED TO DIE
 AUTHOR: HART, CAROLYN
 ABSTRACT: Invited to a combined art opening and engagement
 party, mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her
 husband, Max, are present when the groom-to-be is found with
 his head bashed in. Circumstantial evidence points to one of
 Annie's young friends as the most promising suspect. After
 Max is deputized to help solve the case but Annie is not, Annie
 works on her own to exonerate her friend, on whom the police
 and Max concentrate to the exclusion of several other possible
 suspects.

LP 09174 EVANS TO BETSY
 AUTHOR: BOWEN, RHYS
 ABSTRACT: The Welsh town of Llanfair's own Betsy the
 barmaid finds some kind of renown after testing by a
 spirituality center verifies her psychic powers. And it's her
 "vision" that reveals where the center's murdered director will

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  be found. Constable Evan Evans, who covers the case, warns
  her of danger.

LP 08746 THE HEARSE YOU CAME IN ON
 AUTHOR: COCKEY, TIM
 ABSTRACT: Just when you think we've run out of oddball
 vocations for the ever-growing number of amateur sleuths,
 you're fooled again: meet Hitchcock Sewell, the mystery
 genre's first undertaker hero. Carolyn James wanders into a
 wake at Hitch's mortuary and wants to schedule a funeral--for
 herself. James turns up murdered the next day, right on
 schedule, but it isn't the same woman, prompting Hitch to
 launch an investigation that uncovers wholesale corruption in
 the upper reaches of the Baltimore police department.

LP 09287 HOTSPUR
 AUTHOR: BROWN, RITA MAE
 ABSTRACT: While burying a dead horse, several members of
 the Jefferson Hunt Club uncover a human body.
 Seventysomething master of the hunt Jane Arnold recognizes
 the ring on the skeleton's finger. It belonged to a sexy young
 club member who, along with her boyfriend, disappeared 21
 years earlier. Later, the young man's skeleton is also found.
 Having believed that she knew her club's members well, Jane
 is stunned to realize that one or more of them may be
 murderers.

LP 09214 LAST SCENE ALIVE
 AUTHOR: HARRIS, CHARLAINE
 ABSTRACT: "Roe" Teagarden relives past history when a movie
 crew settles in town to make a film based on her first
 sleuthing adventure. The crew includes both Robin Crusoe, her
 former co-sleuth and a true-crime writer, and her hate-filled
 stepson.


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LP 09491 MURDER IN THE HEARSE DEGREE
 AUTHOR: COCKEY, TIM
 ABSTRACT: Baltimore's most eligible mortician is taking up the
 cause of a former flame whose young nanny has just been
 fished out of the Severn River, near Annapolis. The police are
 calling it suicide, but Hitch isn't buying it. And it's more than
 just the cause of death that Hitch finds suspicious.


LP 09308 OUT OF HORMONE'S WAY
 AUTHOR: ISENBERG, JANE
 ABSTRACT: Maybe it was a case of menopausal madness, but
 fifty-something Jersey City community college prof Bel Barrett
 found herself agreeing to head up the Urban Kayaking Club.
 Now she's dragging her tush down to the banks of the
 Hackensack River early every Saturday morning. But murder
  puts a damper on her "natural" enthusiasm when the battered
 corpse of Belinda Judd - who didn't show up at their previous
 outing-is discovered a day later.

LP 09188 A PUZZLE IN A PEAR TREE
 AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
 ABSTRACT: Cora Felton and her indomitable niece, Sherry
 Carter, must track down a killer who's been planting clues in
 acrostics rather than crosswords.

LP 08753 PUZZLED TO DEATH
 AUTHOR: HALL, PARNELL
 ABSTRACT: Cora Felton, hailed as the "Puzzle Lady" for her
 prowess in constructing newspaper crossword puzzles, in
 truth knows nothing about crosswords. She receives the
 adulation of the puzzle world while her niece, Sherry Carter,
 does all the work. Cora's real love is solving murder mysteries
 in the Murder She Wrote vein. When the townspeople of
 Bakerhaven, Conn., decide to hold a crossword puzzle

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 contest, after much debate over the propriety and usefulness
 of such a contest, Cora, who's cohost of the event, gets her
 chance to do some sleuthing.
LP 08548 RING OF TRUTH
 AUTHOR: PICKARD, NANCY.
 ABSTRACT: When anti-death-penalty crusader Reverend Bob
 Wing is convicted of killing his wife, crime writer Marie
 Lightfoot pens another book. Later she unearths evidence that
 the minister and another condemned murderer may be
 innocent.

LP 09076 THIS PEN FOR HIRE
 AUTHOR: LEVINE, LAURA
 ABSTRACT: Freelancer Jaine Austen makes a living writing love
 letters, personal ads and industrial brochures, but she never
 expected her work to involve her in murder.

LP 08990 THE TORSO IN THE TOWN
 AUTHOR: BRETT, SIMON
 ABSTRACT: A dinner party at a Fedborough mansion with some
 stuffy, not very close friends is not exactly Jude's cup of tea.
 But the practically mummified torso of a woman found in the
 cellar is much more up Jude's alley. Once again, Jude and her
 reluctant neighbor Carole, find themselves embroiled in
 another puzzling whodunit.

LP 09078 THE TRUTH HURTS
 AUTHOR: PICKARD, NANCY
 ABSTRACT: Marie Lightfoot, the Florida-based true crime
 writer is working on a book about her parents, civil rights
 activists in Alabama who disappeared in 1963 when Lightfoot
 was a toddler. She's suddenly threatened by a mysterious fan, who
  signs his emails Paulie Barnes and demands that she
  collaborate with him on a book about her own murder, or he'll
 start killing her friends, including her lover, Franklin DeWeese.

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