Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Murder where?

Murder in a Basket (M)
by Amanda Flower.

Gotta love a chocolate coloured labradoodle with a two million dollar trust fund. Librarian India Hayes investigates the murder of basket weaver Tess Lepcheck. Maybe Tess was murdered for her dog's trust fund? India uses her researching skills to make connections with an unsolved case. A humorous cozy by an Agatha Award nominee.

Murder in a Cathedral (M)
by Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Robert Amiss and the outspoken Baroness Troutbeck investigate an apparent suicide at Westonbury Cathedral. The new American deacon is intolerant of a lesbian clergy and moves the church along fundamentalist lines. Divisions erupt and the violence becomes deadly.

Murder in a Good Cause (M)
by Medora Sale.

Inspector John Sanders investigates the murder of singer / actress Clara von Hohenkammer in her home in Toronto. Before her sudden death during a dramatic reading she had argued with virtually her whole family causing  Sanders to suspect her whole family in addition to a possible theft ring.

Murder in Abbot's Folly (M)
by Amy Myers.

Peter and Georgia Marsh, a father and daughter investigative team, are drawn to a murder that took place in an eighteenth century folly. They solve cold case murders and then publish books about them. The site of the folly is an old mansion whose present owner is killed and the Marsh duo investigate the connection to the historical murder.

Murder in Alphabet City (M)
by Lee Harris.

In Manhattan Jane Bauer, detective first grade, works on a cold case involving an apparent suicide who starved to death in his own apartment. The victim's well-connected sister insists that the case be re-examined and Bauer finds another suicide that may well be connected.

Murder in Central Park (M)
by Michael Jahn.

The body of a computer genius is found floating in a pond in Central Park. Detective Bill Donovan comes across the corpse after spending a night in a tree house with an interest in observing intelligent crows. An entertaining murder mystery with lots of tidbits about Central Park.

Murder in Gotham (M
 by Isidore Haiblum.

Private detective Morris Weiss is the investigator of choice for a woman whose husband is missing in the Lower Eastside of New York due to Weiss' intimate knowledge of the New York gangland. This is a fun, fast-paced mystery series written in the style of 1950's hard-boiled detective novels.

Murder in Mesopotamia (M
by Agatha Christie.

Hercule Poirot visits an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia or modern day Iraq. Amy Leatheran has been hired as a nurse to care for the wife of the leader of the expedition. When the wife is found murdered, Nurse Leatheran becomes a susperct. Poirot investigates.

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