Abby Penn. In the Dead of
A college professor and her teaching assistant
become involved in blackmail and murder on the
campus of Smith College in 1918.
New computer user PI Carlotta Carlyle uses the
information superhighway to investigate problems in
the taxi industry.
Susan. Ruffly Speaking. A Dog Lover's
When a bookstore owner and dog lover is killed by
poisonous plants, writer Holly Winter notices that
other strange events occur - all related to the
Philip. Cliff Hanger.
After surviving two "accidents" on the mainland and
being shot at by a gunman on the island, ex-cop
J.W. Jackson is convinced that someone is trying to
kill him. (Martha's Vineyard, Northern
Philip. Off Season.
Christmas season on the island is disturbed by a
dispute between animal rights activists and
hunters. Then J.W. Jackson is asked to look
into the murder of a neighbor shot by a bow and
David. The Heaven
A social worker hires PI Alex Rasmussen to
investigate the death of her Cambodian client.
Cuddy searches for a missing ten-year-old boy whose
traveling companion has been fished out of Boston
Harbor. (Some Boston)
Nicholas. Harmony in Flesh and
Fred Taylor is implicated in pornography and murder
while researching and acquiring two paintings for
his boss, a wealthy art collector.
Kathryn Lasky. Dark
Housesitting while her own home is being renovated,
Callista Jacobs finds her Boston Brahmin neighbor
dead in her Beacon Hill greenhouse.
Wendi. The Good
New PI Angela Matelli, a former Marine, is hired by
an ex-cop to investigate his daughter's
Dennis. A Drink Before the
When PIs Patrick and Angie Gennaro are hired to
locate a cleaning woman suspected of stealing
documents from two Senators, they become embroiled
in local gang wars.
Margaret. Never Let a Stranger in
Your Home. 1995
After an abused former neighbor moves in with her,
decorator Olivia Chapman must turn detective to
clear her friend of her husband's murder.
Patricia J. Mother's
Karen Newhall's adopted daughter's birth mother
shows up on her doorstep asking to meet with the
girl. When the birth mother is found dead the
next day, Karen's husband is the leading
suspect. (Cape Cod)
Charlotte. The Odd
Sarah Kelling Bittersohn finds herself in the
middle of another art world mystery when a museum
administrator is murdered.
Francine. Death in the Off
Police detective Meredith Folger is assigned her
first murder investigation when the black sheep son
of an old Nantucket family is found dead on his
brother's cranberry farm.
Grant. Mask for a
Gay hairdresser Stan Kraychik helps the police
behind the scenes when a murder is committed at an
opera festival. (North
Susan. Family Album.
Police chief Joe Silva investigates the death of a
historical society volunteer who had recently
disclosed the theft of paintings at a society board
meeting. (North Shore)
Robert B. Thin Air.
Spenser searches for Detective Belson's missing
wife after Belson is critically wounded outside his
condo. (Boston and
Troy. Murder at Fenway
A member of the 1912 Red Sox team, Mickey Rawlings,
is suspected of murder after he discovers a dead
body at the ball park.
William. The Seventh
Supporting a boyhood friend who changes his
position on a gun-control bill and is later shot,
Brady Coyne ends up on a pro-gun group's enemy
list. (Boston and Western
by Nancy Richards, Memorial Hall Library,
Andover. 1995. Distributed by the
Eastern Massachusetts Regional System.
Headquarters: Boston Public Library.