The Keepsake: A Novel
By Tess Gerritsen
DB 67723, LT 8931, Available as BARD Download
Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli team up to investigate modern-day murder victims preserved with ancient Egyptian techniques. Just as Isles and Rizzoli realize that a young archaeologist figures prominently in the case, the archaeologist disappears. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.
The Keepsake: A Novel
Lie Down With the Devil
By Linda Barnes
DB 67831, LT 8940, Available as BARD Download
Boston PI Carlotta Carlyle is worried about her exiled mob-connected boyfriend Sam and about her "little sister" Paolina’s slow recovery from abduction in Heart of the World (DB 67807). Meanwhile a new case, which starts as a simple surveillance, soon involves murder–and Sam. Violence and strong language. 2008.
Love You More: A Novel
By Lisa Gardner
DB 73429, LT 11926, Available as BARD Download
Newly pregnant detective D.D. Warren is called in to handle the case of state trooper Tessa Leoni, who killed her abusive husband and whose six-year-old daughter has disappeared. But D.D. doesn’t realize the lengths to which Tessa has gone to protect her beloved child. Violence and strong language. 2011.
The Medical Examiner: A Women’s Murder Club Story
By James Patterson with Maxine Paetro
DB 88709, Available as BARD Download
A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club--or just the most twisted? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
Naked in Death
By J. D. Robb
DB 59555, Available for BARD Download
Veteran New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the brutal rape and murder of hooker Sharon DeBlass, granddaughter of a powerful U.S. senator. Her attraction to prime suspect Irish billionaire Roarke envelops Eve as the case becomes a serial killing. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
By Alexander McCall Smith
DB 55503, BR 15865, LT 4481, Available for BARD Download
Mma "Precious" Ramotswe opens a detective agency in Botswana when she inherits her father’s cattle. People consult her about straying husbands, fraudulent business associates, and missing children. Along the way she learns their life stories and tales of Africa. Bestseller. 1998.
One for the Money
By Janet Evanovich
DB 40224, LT 4411, Available for BARD Download
Out-of-work lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum blackmails her cousin Vinnie into hiring her as a bounty hunter. Her first case is Joe Morelli, a vice cop accused of shooting an unarmed man. Stephanie’s feelings towards Joe are mixed because he never called after she gave up her virginity to him in high school. She locates Joe over and over again, but he refuses to cooperate unless she helps him prove his innocence. Strong language and some violence. 1994.
Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
By Laurie R. King
DB 74237, LT 12638, Available for BARD Download
Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell travel to Lisbon, where Mary goes to work as a production assistant for a pirate movie while secretly investigating the studio for the government. But the real buccaneers hired for the film threaten the actresses and another spy is on board. 2011.
The Secret of the Old Clock
By Carolyn Keene
DB 50914, BR 12806, Available for BARD Download
When Nancy Drew witnesses a near-accident on a country road, she becomes involved with a missing will and the theft of some valuable silver pieces. For grades 3-6. 1930.