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Murder Lo Mein

Murder Lo Mein

  • Author: Vivien Chien
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1250129206
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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The third in a tasty series, Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien is a delight! Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly. Lana Lee’s stake in her family’s Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she’s been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland’s Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win—at all costs. But when a local food critic receives a threatening note in a fortune cookie and is later found dead, face-down in a bowl of lo mein, all bets are off. . . Now, along with her sweet-and-sour boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau, Lana decides to take matters into her own hands and dig into the lives of everyone involved in the contest. But when she receives an ill-fated fortune, Lana realizes that in order to save the reputation of her restaurant, she needs to save herself first. . . “Thoroughly entertaining...fun and delicious.”—RT Book Reviews

Murder in the House

Murder in the House

  • Author: Margaret Truman
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • ISBN: 0804152853
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Congressman Latham has maintained an impeccable record in Washington, and so he seems the logical choice when nominated by his friend, President Scott, to become the next secretary of state. His confirmation hearings appear to be a formality until rumors emerge of sexual misconduct and influence peddling. Then, early one morning, he is found shot to death, an apparent suicide. Nobody close to Paul Latham believes his demise a suicide; there are just too many questions left unanswered. Why would he kill himself, and why would he do it in a public place? Why was there no suicide note? Where did he get the gun? Where is Latham's appointment secretary, Marge Edwards? So Latham's close friend lawyer-professor Mackensie Smith goes about uncovering the truth. In the process he unearths connections to the CIA, businessman Warren Brazier, Russian communists, and a shady private detective. Eventually Smith's own life is threatened, leading him to a dramatic and shocking truth. Murder in the House is a story about the webs of influence people weave to protect their interests, and about those innocent people who, by accident or design, get caught in these webs. It is the story of the abuse of power for personal gain, and of the increasing influence that the global economy has on the way our nation is being run. Margaret Truman, with her intricate know-ledge of the political, social, and practical workings of Washington, masterfully explores these connections in this highly suspenseful tale of intrigue, deception, and murderous intent.

MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION (Illustrated)

MURDER MYSTERY COLLECTION (Illustrated)

The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Devil in the Belfry, The Purloined Letter, The Gold Bug, The Fall of the House of Usher…

  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026878108
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 273
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Poe is generally considered the father of the detective fiction genre. His detective tales featuring C. Auguste Dupin laid the groundwork for future detectives in literature. This collection includes Poe's greatest murder mystery tales & detective stories: The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Gold Bug Thou Art the Man The Man of the Crowd Asignation The Tell-Tale Heart A Tale of the Ragged Mountains The Oblong Box The Black Cat The Fall of the House of Usher The Premature Burial The Masque of the Red Death The Devil in the Belfry The Cask of Amontillado William Wilson

Molecules of Murder

Molecules of Murder

Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases

  • Author: John Emsley
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
  • ISBN: 0854049657
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 252
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Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov. Few books on poisons analyse these crimes from the viewpoint of the poison itself, doing so throws a new light on how the murders or attempted murders were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Part I includes molecules which occur naturally and were originally used by doctors before becoming notorious as murder weapons. Part II deals with unnatural molecules, mainly man-made, and they too have been dangerously misused in famous crimes. The book ends with the most famous poisoning case in recent years, that of Alexander Litvinenko and his death from polonium chloride. The first half of each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its history, its chemistry, its use in medicine, its toxicology, and its effects on the human body. The second half then investigates a famous murder case and reveals the modus operandi of the poisoner and how some were caught, some are still at large, and some literally got away with murder. Molecules of Murder will explain how forensic chemists have developed cunning ways to detect minute traces of dangerous substances, and explain why some of these poisons, which appear so life-threatening, are now being researched as possible life-savers. Award winning science writer John Emsley has assembled another group of true crime and chemistry stories to rival those of his highly acclaimed Elements of Murder.

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

  • Author: Joanne Fluke
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
  • ISBN: 0758280424
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel--and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie. . .

Murder Bay

Murder Bay

A Ben Carey Mystery

  • Author: David R. Horwitz
  • Publisher: Top Five Books LLC
  • ISBN: 0978927060
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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No one noticed anything suspicious about the death of a wounded soldier at the height of the Civil War—not, that is, until almost a hundred years later. In 1957, young Washington, D.C., police sergeant Ben Carey heads up a team of officers in a dilapidated house three blocks from the Capitol. Though Carey’s career is on the rise, his marriage is circling the drain, and as he spends more time at the office, he discovers there is something not quite right about this decaying old home. It harbors some dark secrets—connecting him to the long-dead soldier and others in ways he can't understand. With his personal life in shambles, and forces from within the house vying for his attention, Carey casts reason aside and begins an investigation to uncover the truth about what happened in this haunted place. As he peels back the layers of history, he finds courage and love, but also deception, greed, jealousy, and murder. Twisting through time—between an America torn by Civil War and the prosperous 1950s—Murder Bay is a mystery that spans eras and the gulf dividing what can and cannot be explained. “The impressive first in a historical series, which effortlessly alternates between Washington, D.C., in 1862 and the same city 95 years later...this debut shows definite promise.” —Publishers Weekly “Very nicely done....Recommended.” —Library Journal “An involving, period-perfect story. The action is fast-paced and convincing...the characters are expertly drawn.” —ForeWord

Beyond Murder

Beyond Murder

  • Author: Brenda Sue
  • Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
  • ISBN: 1622873386
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 408
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Nancy Tremblay is a multi-millionaire who brings sparkle, energy and money into this novel. There is family drama and estrangements that readers can relate to and brings their emotions to the very core of their being. Suzanne and Nancy are thrust into a world of foreign intrigue, murder and profound turmoil. International art crime theft is at the crux of Beyond Murder. The home base for this novel takes place in Boston, MA. Madaline Mason, acclaimed actress friend of Suzanne Morse hires a private detective to find the person or person's threatening her life. Madaline has kept a secret hidden for years. After being raped as a young girl she was forced to give up her baby for adoption. Kyle Mason, the son of Madaline, has been accused of killing his gay lover, art curator, Curtis Jones. A world the women never knew existed transports them on a wild chase from museums to exotic places including death defying confrontations with the Yakuza (the Japanese Mafia). Suzanne's personal life is in crises mode on several fronts. Her strong religious convictions are tested when her oldest daughter intends to convert from Judaism to Christianity. In Beyond Murder Suzanne and Nancy, with the help of the FBI, Interpol and the Japanese police, find the killer of Curtis Jones. They also learn about the enormity of dollars that is lost, each year, in the world of international art crime and artifact crime theft. Suzanne and longtime love, Stephen, are at odds of his non commitments to divorce his habitually intoxicated wife and marry Suzanne. Nancy meets her love when the two women arrive in San Diego to help Kyle in his defense in the murder of Curtis Jones. Rich is the lead detective of homicide in San Diego.

Paws For Murder

Paws For Murder

A Pet Boutique Mystery

  • Author: Annie Knox
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698136276
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. But at the store’s opening, it turns out it’s a human who’s dressed to kill… Izzy’s own beloved pets are dressed to the nines for the grand opening of Trendy Tails. Feisty feline Jinx is large and in charge, and happy mutt Packer is lapping up the attention. Izzy and her best friend Rena have their hands full meeting Merryville’s menagerie and serving tasty pupcakes and kitty canapes from their “barkery.” The last thing they need is the town’s local activist, Sherry Harper, scaring off customers and getting tongues wagging by picketing the event. The two manage to stop Sherry’s protest in its tracks, but the trouble for Trendy Tails is just beginning. Sherry is found murdered in back of the shop, and Rena is immediately named as the lead suspect. Now Izzy and her furry friends have a new pet project—collaring a killer. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!

Murder Take Two

Murder Take Two

A Susan Wren Mystery

  • Author: Charlene Weir
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466834455
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The last place that Chief of Police Susan Wren expects to find herself is in the middle of a real-life soap opera. But when a Hollywood film crew comes to the small town of Hampstead, Kansas, there seems to be more drama off the stage than on it. On a film shoot one day, a fatal accident befalls stunt-double Kay Bender. A dead-ringer for the stunning screen star Laura Edwards, Kay may have been the unfortunate victim of a murderous plot to get rid of the much-disliked actress. As Susan investigates, she finds that almost everyone has a motive for wanting to sabotage the film or to kill Laura. The film is running far over budget, and the temperamental director appears to be a likely suspect. Susan also uncovers a steamy affair between Laura's boyfriend, narcissistic actor Nick Logan, and Laura's rival for the part, actress Sheri Lloyd, who makes no effort to conceal her dislike for the beautiful and talented star. To top it all off, Susan discovers that Parkhurst, her deputy, was once married to the now-famous actress. Susan must battle both her jealousy of Parkhurst and Laura's past relationship and her attraction to this darkly mysterious officer whose feelings she is unable to guess.

Murder in Mississippi

Murder in Mississippi

  • Author: John Safran
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349134278
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 400
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In 2009 John Safran, a controversial Australian journalist, spent an uneasy few days interviewing one of Mississippi's most notorious white supremacists. A year later, he hears that the man has been murdered by a young black man. But this is far from a straightforward race killing. Safran flies back to Mississippi in a bid to discover what really happened, immersing himself in a world of clashing white separatists, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbours and the killer himself. In the end, he discovers just how profoundly complex the truth about someone's life - and death - can be. A brilliantly innovative true-crime story. Safran paints an engrossing and revealing portrait of race, money, sex and power in the modern American South. 'John Safran's captivating inquiry into a murder in darkest Mississippi is by turns informative, frightening and hilarious' - John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil