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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Around the World in 80 Murders: Western US and Canda

Sleuth your way around the world, explore novel destinations, and help catch a killer as you go…Around the World in 80 Murders

Western U.S. and Canada

St. Louis Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton,
Anita Blake is home in St. Louis, trying to live a normal life – for a vampire hunter, that is. Then a vampire from her past reaches out. She was supposed to be dead, killed in an explosion, but the Mother of All Darkness is the first vampire, their dark creator. It's hard to kill a god. 

No Reservations Required by Ellen Hart
Two victims in the twin cities who were murdered within an hour of one another were killed by the same gun. No one can figure out the motive that ties both homicides, except sleuthing Minneapolis Times food critic Sophie Greenway.

Mercy Kill by Lori Armstrong
A former Black Ops army sniper trying to adjust to life on her family’s farm in South Dakota finds herself in the middle of a controversy over an underground pipeline that results in a friend’s murder.

The Bookman’s Promise by John Dunning
When a former Denver homicide cop turned antiquarian book dealer investigates the provenance of a signed first edition by Sir Richard Burton, he also finds he has to investigate a murder.

Arizona Dreams by Jon Talton
A deputy sheriff in Phoenix loves the challenge of solving cold cases, like a 40-year-old murder confession. Then there is a fresh corpse that may have a link to another series of crimes involving real estate fraud, as well as murder.

Borderline by Mark Schorr
Portland’s reputation as America’s safest small city may be at risk when it is discovered that a string of suspected criminals have been murdered without explanation. Is a vigilante serial
killer who targets criminals at work here?

Name Withheld by Judith A. Jance
A prominent Seattle biotech executive is found floating in Elliott Bay. He died, not by drowning, but from a bullet hole in the back of the head. It turns out too many people are eager to take responsibility for the crime. Undoubtedly, the victim was not a very nice guy.

The 8th Confession by James Patterson 
First, there was the "perfect" double homicide, the murder of San Francisco's most celebrated society couple. Then there is another slaying. the victim, a populist preacher with a local following. The Women’s Murder Club has their work cut out for them.

Borderline by Nevada Barr
On vacation in Texas’ Big Bend National Park, a ranger on leave spots the body of a pregnant woman caught at the foot of some rapids. Then, a sniper kills the couple's guide and a fellow rafter. Not a very good start to a vacation.

Among the Departed by Vicki Delany
The successful search for a missing boy in the woods near the British Columbian town of Trafalgar also uncovers a human bone that may belong to a man who disappeared years earlier.


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