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The Coroner’s Lunch
by Colin Cotterill
Monday, September 18
1:30 p.m.

Laos, 1972. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task. What he does have is curiosity and integrity. And at his age, he is not about to let a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats dictate to him. In the course of his investigations into some suspicious deaths, he travels to his birthplace, where he makes a profound discovery.

billy boyleBilly Boyle
by James Benn
Monday, October 16
1:30 p.m.

Billy Boyle, a young Irish-American cop from Boston, has just been made detective when WWII breaks out. His ‘Uncle Ike’ (Dwight D. Eisenhower) has been plucked from obscurity to command Army forces in Europe and he wants Billy to be his personal investigator. But Billy, who has never left Boston before, is not sure of his ability as a detective. Dutifully, he sets off for England. Accompanied by an aristocratic Polish officer and a beautiful British nurse, Billy’s mission is to catch a spy who may have been planted there.

A Coffin for DimitriosA Coffin for Dimitrios
by Eric Ambler
Monday, November 20
1:30 p.m.

A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers. At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery that spans the Balkans.

Finding Nouf
by Zoë Ferraris
Monday, January 15
1:30 p.m.

When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her wealthy family calls on Nayir, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, her body is discovered. When the coroner’s office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems uninterested in the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her.

No Graves as Yet
by Anne Perry
Monday, February 19
1:30 p.m.

When Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley learns that his parents have died in a car crash, his brother, an officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to turn over a mysterious secret document - allegedly with the power to disgrace England and destroy the civilized world. Now it has vanished. What happened to this explosive document, if indeed it ever existed, and how had it fallen into the hands of their father?

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
by Peter Graham
Monday, March 19
1:30 p.m.

On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme - better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry - and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline’s mother, Honora. When Honora was found in a pool of blood with the brick close at hand, Juliet and Pauline confessed to the killing. Their motive: a plan to escape to the United States to become writers, and Honora’s determination to keep them apart.

Spider Woman’s Daughter
by Anne Hillerman
Monday, April 16
1:30 p.m.

Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a sedan careen into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood. When her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is put in charge of finding the shooter, they pool their skills and discover that a cold case involving retired lieutenant Joe Leaphorn may hold the key to the shooting.

That Night
by Chevy Stevens
Monday, May 21
1:30 p.m.

When she was 18, Toni and her boyfriend Ryan were wrongly convicted of murdering her sister. Now at 34, she is out of prison, trying to adjust to her new life. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and not the group of women who made her life miserable as a teen and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth.




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