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Crompton, Richard / Hell's Gate --- PR6103.R647 H45 2015
Mollel, a Maasai warrior-turned-detective banished from Nairobi, suspects his new colleagues are guilty of the extortion and bribery that is rampant on the police force. But when the body of a flower worker turns up in the local lake, he begins to wonder if they might be involved in something even more disturbing.

Crawford, Susan / The Pocket Wife: A Novel --- PS3603.R3975 P63 2015
A woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend.  The closer Dana Catrell comes to piecing together the shards of her broken memory, the more she falls apart. Is there a murderer lurking inside her or is there one out there in the shadows of reality, waiting to strike again?

Daniels, Richard / Once Shadows Fall --- PS648.D4 O56 2015
After years of paying her dues on the force, Beth Sturgis is finally a detective for the Robbery-Homicide division of the Atlanta PD. Now, she's in charge of a major manhunt for a potential serial killer who's working his way inward from the outskirts of the city. The copycat elements in the first crime scene lead Beth to retired FBI agent Jack Kale, who was responsible for apprehending and nearly killing the murderer known as the Scarecrow, who appears to be this new killer's terrible inspiration.

Dobyns, Stephen / Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? --- PS3554.O2 I8 2015
Witnessing a gruesome motorcycle accident in the seaport city of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo sees a strangely familiar man with an Elvis haircut at the scene and is embroiled in a small-time con operation.

Galbraith, Robert / Career of Evil --- PR6068.O93 C36 2015
When a woman's severed leg is delivered to Robin Ellacott, her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, looks into his past to determine who is responsible.

Katchur, Karen / The Secrets of Lake Road --- PS3611.A78826 S43 2015
A haunting story about the destructive power of secrets. -- Provided by publisher

Leotta, Allison / A Good Killing --- PS3612.E59 G66 2015
Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach—a hometown hero—is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn't there to prosecute a crime, she's home to support her innocent sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach's murder. But maybe Jody isn't so innocent after all?

Locke, Attica / Pleasantville --- PR6068.O93 C36 2015
Environmental lawyer Jay Porter takes one last case on the behalf of the community of Pleasantville only to become embroiled in its shadowy politics. -- Provided by publisher

McCreight, Kimberly / Where They Found Her --- PS3613.C386444 W48 2015
At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of an infant is discovered in the woods near the town's prestigious university campus. No one knows who the baby is, or how her body ended up out there.

McGrath, M.J. / The Bone Seeker --- PR6113.C4775 B66 2014
Edie Kiglatuk works as a summer school teacher in the Canadian Arctic. When one of her female students is found dead in nearby Lake Turngaluk, Edie enlists the help of Sergeant Derek Palliser to pursue the case, promising the girl's Inuit family that they will uncover the truth.

Panowich, Brian / Bull Mountain --- PS3616.A385 B85 2015
A multigenerational saga set in the mountains of north Georgia, where the Burroughs family has been running shine, pot, and meth for decades. Rogue son Clayton Burroughs has become a local sheriff to keep what peace he can, until an ATF agent who's not quite what he seems throws a wrench into the works. -- Provided by publisher

Rader-Day, Lori / Little Pretty Things --- PS3618.A3475 L58 2015
Ten years after high school, Juliet Townsend is stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, One morning, Juliet finds herself the chief suspect in an old friend’s murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend's death. But what she learns about her friend’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn't realize she had.

Rash, Ron / Above the Waterfall --- PS3568.A698 A26 2015
Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have shaped their lives in contemporary Appalachia, a sheriff on the brink of retirement and a haunted park ranger confront violent forces when an elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream.

Roy, Lori / Let Me Die in His Footsteps --- PS3618.O89265 L48 2015
"In…Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Edgar Award-winner Lori Roy wrests from a Southern town the secrets of two families touched by an evil that has passed between generations." -- Provided by publisher

Scottoline, Lisa / Every Fifteen Minutes --- PS3569.C725 E83 2015
Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Eric's world is turned upside down when a girl is found murdered, a patient goes missing, and Eric puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life?

Stewart, Amy / Girl Waits With Gun --- PS3619.T49343 G57 2015
Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago but Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family—and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

Stevens, Taylor / The Mask --- PS3619.T4924 M37 2015
Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and information hunter, has a reputation for getting things done.  Dangerous and not quite legal things that have taken her undercover into some of the world's most deadly places.  On her latest outing, she joins her boyfriend in Japan protecting high-value technology from industrial espionage.

Last Updated: March 2016

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