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New Books - Fiction
Private Eyes and Legal Eagles
Enjoy some of the best new mysteries and crime fiction, available from the Ferguson Library.
First Frost: A Jack Frost Investigation
A Touch of Frost is one of England's longest running series of all time, and the gruff, non-conformist cop Jack Frost is as much a part of England's detective tradition as P.D. James's Adam Dalgleish or Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. Now, by special arrangement with R.D. Wingfield's estate, this smashing new mystery has been written to give new life to a beloved policeman. Source: From the Publisher
A Commonplace Killing
In the midst of a crime wave in London in 1946, a woman is found strangled in a bombsite. The plotline is permeated with the atmosphere of deprivation and the depression of postwar London, with rationing and black marketing, homes barely habitable because of bombing, and returning veterans scarred by their experiences. Source: Booklist, Aug 01, 2013
Tanenbaum, Robert K.
District Attorney Butch Karp goes up against a ruthless union leader with too much power, too many secrets and too many enemies to silence. Prizefighter tough, street-hustler smart, and pit-bull vicious, the longshoremen's union boss Charlie Vitteli clawed his way to the top, and no one's going to take him down now. Source: From the Publisher
The Case of the Love Commandos
Vish Puri of Delhi, head of Most Private Investigators, Ltd., is regarded by many as the best private eye in India. Puri is plunged into a serious investigation at the behest of one of his operatives, a member of a group called the Love Commandos, dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples. The story’s humor is mixed with realistic descriptions of India's overflowing street life. Source: Booklist, Sept 01, 2013
The Hunter and Other Stories
Dashiell Hammett was one of the founders of the hard-boiled detective genre with novels such as The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, but he also wrote several other novels and many short stories. Fans of Hammett's gift for swiftly paced plotting and his ear for the language of the day will be pleased to find much evidence of this in these stories. Source: Library Journal, Oct 15, 2013
Cameron, Kenneth M.
Winter at Death’s Hotel
Arthur Conan Doyle is lecturing across America while his wife, Louisa, has a sprained ankle and stays behind at a swanky New York hotel. Bored and aching, Louisa vows to help find the killer in the stabbing murder of a woman last seen in the hotel. But is Louisa Doyle up to the task of playing Sherlock Holmes? Source: Booklist, Aug 01, 2013
Burton, Milton T.
These Mortal Remains
Sheriff Bo Handel knows Texas's Caddo County inside and out, from the town drunks to the teen troublemakers with too much time on their hands. But one day Bo’s eyes are opened to a side of the county that he's never seen. A group of white supremacists are occupying a compound on the edge of town and determined to wreak havoc. Source: From the Publisher
Detective Sigurdur Oli is questioning his life's direction after learning that Iceland's recent prosperity has made several of his schoolmates wealthy. When his friend Patrekur asks him to discourage a blackmailer, his visit interrupts a murder attempt on the extortionist. The book explores many of Iceland’s social ills, including greed and malignant power. Source: Booklist, Aug 01, 2013