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Night Detectives, The: A David Mapstone Mystery

by Jon Talton Poisoned Pen Press (May 01, 2013)

The private-detective business starts out badly for former Phoenix Deputy David Mapstone and his old friend Sheriff Mike Peralta. Mapstone and Peralta are investigating a suspicious death involving a young Arizona...


Man with a Squirrel

by Nicholas Kilmer Poisoned Pen Press (October 01, 2011)

Cambridge art expert Fred Taylor, consultant to a rich and omnivorous Beacon Hill collector, is disturbed by discovering that the harmless old gent who'd been haunting Fred's strong-minded lover, librarian Molly...


Red, Green, or Murder

by Steven F Havill Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Former Posadas County Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a New Mexico Livestock Inspector, is enjoying a day on Herb Torrance's ranch-soaking in the sun as he counts a small herd of cattle and thinking about an upcoming...


Till the Cows Come Home: A Stella Crown Mystery

by Judy Clemens Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Stella Crown works hard and loves her life. She runs her own Pennsylvania dairy farm with the trusted help of longtime farmhand Howie who stuck with her after her parents died, rides her Harley on the weekends,...


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Rep and Melissa Pennyworth #1

by Michael Bowen Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Rep Pennyworth faces the client from hell: Charlotte Buchanan contends her 1997 novel is the basis for the 1999 film, Contemplation of Death. She wants to sue. Rep digs in, aided by his literature-addicted wife...


Roman Games

Plinius Secundus Mysteries #1

by Bruce Macbain Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Rome: September, 96 AD. When the body of Sextus Verpa, a notorious senatorial informer and libertine, is found stabbed to death in his bedroom, suspicion falls on his household slaves-a potential death sentence...


The Heat of the Moon: A Rachel Goddard Mystery

Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2006

by Sandra Parshall Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Young veterinarian Rachel Goddard's world begins to crumble when a client rushes into the animal hospital with a basset hound struck by a car during a thunderstorm. The dog owner's terrified tot, drenched with...


Prairie Gothic

by J M Hayes Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Benteen County, Kansas is a hellhole in summer of scorching heat and wind and turns even meaner in winter. As a howling blizzard blows down upon the sparsely-populated county seat of Buffalo Springs, Sheriff...


The Llama of Death

by Betty Webb Poisoned Pen Press (January 08, 2013)

Zookeeper Theodora "Teddy" Bentley takes Alejandro, the Gunn Zoo llama, to a Monterey Bay-area Renaissance Faire only to discover the still-warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local...


Havana Run

by Les Standiford Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

John Deal has spent much of his adult life trying to rebuild the Miami construction firm that his late father ruined. When the possibility of a major project in post-normalized Cuba arises, he cant help but...


Artifacts: A Faye Longchamp Mystery

by Mary Anna Evans Poisoned Pen Press (July 31, 2010)

Faye Longchamp has lost nearly everything except for her quick mind and a grim determination to hang onto her ancestral home, Joyeuse, a moldering plantation hidden along the Florida coast. No one knows how...


Carnosaur Crimes

by Christine Gentry Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Montana paleoartist Ansel Phoenix, stunned by the incinerated body of the Indian blasted up into the mouth of her life-sized Allosaurus replica standing outside the Big Toe Natural History Museum, starts digging....


Mystery Women, Volume One (Revised): An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction: 1860-1979

by Colleen Barnett Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Volume 1: 1860-1979. Many bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving...


In the Shadow of the Glacier: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

by Vicki Delany Poisoned Pen Press (July 31, 2010)

Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But there's a catch....


Beat Until Stiff: A Mary Ryan Mystery

by Claire M Johnson Poisoned Pen Press (September 10, 2009)

Experienced pastry chef Johnson whips up an insider's look at San Francisco's cut-throat restaurant trade. Cranky Mary Ryan has sunk a lot of time and talent into the in-vogue American Fare, the town's hottest...


Presidential Deal

by Les Standiford Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

In the fifth installment of the series, Deal is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Valor, and as a campaign gimmick, the presentation ceremony is held in Miami. During the ceremony, terrorists interrupt...


The Hanging Wood

by Martin Edwards Poisoned Pen Press (November 07, 2011)

Twenty years ago, a teenage boy, Callum Hinds, went missing in England's Lake District. His uncle was suspected of having done the boy harm and interviewed by the police. When he committed suicide close to his...


Convenient Disposal: A Posadas County Mystery

by Steven F Havill Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman can't help but feel that the recent beating of Carmen Acosta and the disappearance of Carmen's neighbor, Kevin Ziegler, are related. She's just not sure how. There had been...


Past Imperfect: A John McIntire Mystery

by Kathleen Hills Poisoned Pen Press (September 10, 2009)

A grizzled Lake Superior fisherman with a massive allergy to bees dies very early one morning alone on his boat. Was he stung to death? John McIntire, retired from a career in military intelligence and striving...


Tears of the Dragon: An Elodie Browne Mystery

by Holly Baxter Poisoned Pen Press (May 31, 2011)

To think of Chicago in the 1930s is to conjure up pictures of the Chicago Outfit and its earlier crime lords like Capone, to envision a gangsters' and bootleggers' haven in the Roaring Twenties and in the Depression...


The Commission: A Sam Kincaid Mystery

by Michael Norman Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Levi Vogue, Chairman of the powerful Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, is gunned down in the driveway of his home as he returns from a late evening tryst with Sue Ann Winkler, an exotic dancer employed in a...


Double Prey: A Posadas County Mystery

by Steven F Havill Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

A rattlesnake fang pegged in a teenager's eye is just the beginning of a spring day for Posadas County Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. The injured lad's older brother goes missing, and is found dead in an...


The Ragtime Kid: A Ragtime Mystery

by Larry Karp Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Brun Campbell, a 15-year-old piano-playing fool, hears Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" played one 1898 afternoon in Oklahoma City. It's destiny calling. Asking for ragtime lessons, he's told, "No, Ragtime is...


Scavengers: A Posadas County Mystery

by Steven F Havill Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

A man's body is found in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, his face so smashed that identification is impossible. It's the beginning of a brutal murder spree that will take Posadas County's new undersheriff,...


Concrete Desert: A David Mapstone Mystery

by Jon Talton Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Having recently lost his job as a history professor, David Mapstone returns to his boyhood home of Phoenix, Arizona, to find the city dramatically changed. It's now a haven for wealthy retirees and a seasonal...


Dead Weight: A Posadas County Mystery

by Steven F Havill Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

A well-seasoned sixty-nine, Sheriff Bill Gastner knows his Posadas, New Mexico, territory as well as he understands the foibles of the human condition. So when a backhoe crushes a man to death, it's more instinct...


Raw Deal

by Les Standiford Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

John Deal's life is finally coming together--he is reunited with his lovely wife, they have a beautiful baby, and DealCo, his Miami construction business, is booming with post-Hurricane Andrew contracts rolling...


Stealing the Dragon: A Cape Weathers Mystery

by Tim Maleeny Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Soon after an ancient talisman is smuggled out of Hong Kong, a container ship filled with Chinese refugees runs aground on Alcatraz, the crew murdered. The Chinese Triads suspect one of their own, a female assassin...


Island Blues: A Sabrina Dunsweeny Mystery

by Wendy Howell Mills Poisoned Pen Press (September 30, 2011)

Sabrina Dunsweeny is discovering that life in a tropical environment isn't all fun and games. When the town council offers her employment as the island's first official ombudsman, Sabrina is thrilled. Her first...


Wine of Violence

by Priscilla Royal Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

It is late summer in the year 1270 and England is as weary as its aging king, Henry III. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs like smoke over the land. Even in the...


The Gold of Thrace: A Tamar Saticoy Mystery

by Aileen Baron Poisoned Pen Press (October 31, 2011)

When the first member of the staff at a Turkish excavation is murdered and a mosaic floor disappears overnight from her site, archaeologist Tamar Saticoy plunges into a shady world of the antiquities trade in...


Valley of the Lost

by Vicki Delany Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

In the bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia, a young woman is found dead of a heroin overdose, her baby lying at her side. While this should be an open-and-shut drug case, restraint marks on...


Desert Noir: A Lena Jones Mystery

by Betty Webb Poisoned Pen Press (September 10, 2009)

At the age of four, Lena Jones was found lying unconscious by the side of an Arizona Highway, a bullet robbing her of any memories. Now a private detective and scarred survivor of a dozen foster homes, Lena...


Dead Man's Switch: A Kate Reilly Mystery

by Tammy Kaehler Poisoned Pen Press (November 30, 2011)

Aspiring race car driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a full-time ride in the American Le Mans Series-and stumbles over a dead driver. When she takes that driver's job just hours later, she also takes pole position...


Predators: A Botswana Mystery

by Frederick Ramsay Poisoned Pen Press (March 31, 2010)

Leo Painter is the CEO of Earth Global, a large energy, mining, and real-estate development firm. At the behest of the State Department, he and a party of company executives travel to Botswana, a country rich...


Artscape: An Ike Schwartz Mystery

by Frederick Ramsay Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Ike Schwartz thought he could return to his hometown and ditch the demons that pursue him. More than anything, he wanted to blot out the pain and anger that came when his wife of less than a month was gunned...


The Rose in the Wheel: A Regency Mystery

by S K Rizzolo Poisoned Pen Press (May 27, 2010)

This well imagined, carefully detailed, and cleverly plotted debut draws on actual historical events of 1811 London. Regency London knows Constance Tyrone as the conspicuously celibate founder of the St. Catherine...


Bones of Contention: A Dinah Pelerin Mystery

by Jeanne Matthews Poisoned Pen Press (September 10, 2009)

The Top End of Australia is a land teeming with crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and curious Aboriginal myths. It's a strange place to choose to end one's life, but that is what Dinah Pelerin's wealthy American...


The Old Buzzard Had it Coming

by Donis Casey Poisoned Pen Press (January 31, 2010)

Alafair Tucker is a strong woman, the core of family life on a farm in Oklahoma where the back-breaking work and daily logistics of caring for her husband Shaw, their nine children, and being neighborly requires...


Medea: A Delphic Woman Novel

by Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (June 01, 2013)

We know Medea killed her children.... Or do we? In Medea, the first novel in her Delphic Woman series, Kerry Greenwood breathes fresh life into the age of heroes and rescues a woman wronged by ancient playwrights...


Ruddy Gore

by Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (April 04, 2017)

Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. She then finds that she...


Copper Kettle

by Frederick Ramsay Poisoned Pen Press (February 07, 2017)

It's 1920. Jesse Sutherlin has returned to Buffalo Mountain a war hero, having after survived the trenches of World War I. Not only did he fight the enemy, reaching the rank of officer, he went a few rounds...


Blood and Circuses

by Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (March 07, 2017)

Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from...


Scarweather

by Anthony Rolls & Martin Edwards Poisoned Pen Press (April 04, 2017)

With an introduction by martin edwards 'My friend Ellingham has persuaded me to reveal to the public the astounding features of the Reisby case. As a study in criminal aberration it is, he tells me, of particular...


The Green Mill Murder

by Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (February 07, 2017)

Phryne Fisher is doing one of her favorite things -dancing at the Green Mill (Melbourne's premier dance hall) to the music of Tintagel Stone's Jazzmakers, the band who taught St Vitus how to dance. And she's...


Death at Victoria Dock

by Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (January 03, 2017)

Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock...