Seattle Picks: Pacific Northwest Mysteries and Suspense

The Other Romanian
The Other Romanian By Argula, Anne Book - 2012 MYSTERY ARGULA 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 4 copies

Annotation:Menopausal with an attitude, Quinn, a Seattle PI, becomes involved in a missing person investigation when a murdered John Doe is found with her name and number scrawled on his matchbook.

Let Me Go
Let Me Go By Cain, Chelsea Book - 2013 FIC CAIN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Portland detective Archie Sheridan, already with a full case load involving a drug empire, has another nightmarish run-in on Halloween with his nemesis, serial killer Gretchen Lowell.

He's Gone
He's Gone A Novel By Caletti, Deb Book - 2013 FIC CALETTI 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 18 copies

Annotation:When Dani Keller wakes up in her Seattle houseboat one morning, her husband Ian is gone. It doesn’t help that the police suspect her—she already blames herself—but where did he go?

The Big Chihuahua
The Big Chihuahua By Curtis, Waverly Book - 2013 MYSTERY CURTIS 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pepe, the talking Chihuahua, uses his top dog status at the Dogawanda Center to infiltrate the dog-worshipping cult and help his PI-in-training Geri Sullivan search for a missing Seattle woman.

The Alpine Yeoman
The Alpine Yeoman By Daheim, Mary Book - 2014 MYSTERY DAHEIM 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:Emma Lord, newspaper publisher in the fictional Washington town of Alpine, just got married, but wedded bliss will have to wait as a car wreck and a murder intervene.

Animal, Vegetable, Murder
Animal, Vegetable, Murder An Urban Farm Mystery By Dailey, Judy Book - 2013 MYSTERY DAILEY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Recently widowed Sunny Day Burnett mixes city farming with sleuthing upon discovering a neighbor dead and clutching an incriminating photo of Sunny’s husband in stilettos and not much else.

Dead Float
Dead Float By Easley, Warren C. Book - 2014 MYSTERY EASLEY 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:On a break from his legal work to co-guide a fishing trip on Oregon’s Deschutes River, Cal is a prime suspect with local police when the husband of his former fling turns up dead.

A Cruise to Die for
A Cruise to Die for An Alix London Mystery By Elkins, Charlotte Book - 2013 MYSTERY ELKINS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:Working undercover for the FBI and ostensibly for a Greek tycoon at an auction on his yacht, art expert Alix London and her handsome partner wade deeper into hot water when a crew member is murdered.

Keeper of the Bride
Keeper of the Bride By Gerritsen, Tess Book - 2013 FIC GERRITS 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Abandoned at the altar, Nina Cormier escapes a church bombing and survives a hit-and-run attempt in this re-issued romantic suspense novel that foreshadows Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles medical thriller series.

The Body in the Woods
The Body in the Woods By Henry, April Book - 2014 YA HENRY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 5 copies

Annotation:In Portland, Oregon, teen search-and-rescue volunteers Ruby, Alexis and Nick get their first case to look for a missing autistic man but instead discover the body of a girl and decide to investigate.

The Bones and the Book
The Bones and the Book By Isenberg, Jane Book - 2012 FIC ISENBER 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 15 copies

Annotation:The 1965 Seattle earthquake unearths a skeleton and a Jewish immigrant’s diary in the streets of underground Seattle. Newly widowed Rachel Mazursky translates the book and follows clues to a killer’s identity.

Deserves to Die
Deserves to Die By Jackson, Lisa Book - 2014 FIC JACKSON 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli investigate brutal Jane Doe murders in rural Grizzly Falls, Montana and try to get along with a new commander, while Sheriff Grayson lies in a coma in this sixth book of a series.

Ring in the Dead
Ring in the Dead By Jance, Judith A. Book - 2013 MYSTERY JANCE 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 10 copies

Annotation:After rookie cop J. P. Beaumont and his first partner, Milton Gurkey (aka Pickles) finish a meal at the Doghouse restaurant, Pickles is found outside unconscious with the body of a dead woman nearby.

Fixed By Kornetsky, L. A. Book - 2013 MYSTERY KORNETS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Ginny (human owner of Georgie, a Shar-Pei) and Teddy (human owner of Mistress Penny, a tabby) get mixed up in an animal shelter fraud case that turns ugly when murder is suspected in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

Circles in the Snow
Circles in the Snow By McManus, Patrick F. Book - 2014 MYSTERY MCMANUS 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:While snowshoeing, Sheriff Tully finds a body sporting an arrow near a mysterious snow circle, not unlike those allegedly alien-made crop circles, and begins his typically easy-going investigation in rural Idaho.

Deadly Row to Hoe
Deadly Row to Hoe By McRae, Cricket Book - 2012 MYSTERY MCRAE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Sophie Mae and Meghan, organic farmers in Cadyville, Washington, find a nasty surprise in their compost heap, in this mystery filled with craft ideas and recipes.

The Impersonator
The Impersonator By Miley, Mary Book - 2013 MYSTERY MILEY 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Oregon heiress Jessie Carr’s seven-year absence provides her slimy Uncle Oliver with the perfect excuse to hire a vaudeville actress to impersonate his niece and steal her fortune in this 1920s Jazz Age mystery.

Unspeakable By O'Brien, Kevin Book - 2013 FIC OBRIEN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Seattle behavioral therapist Olivia Barker suspects a troubled client of murder after counseling him under hypnosis, but is fearful of speaking out when she is personally targeted.

Capacity for Murder
Capacity for Murder By Pajer, Bernadette Book - 2013 MYSTERY PAJER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:It’s 1903, and Professor Bradshaw’s scientific expertise is requested at the Healing Sands Sanitarium in coastal Washington, where an electrotherapeutic treatment has ended in death.

Possession By Richardson, Kat Book - 2013 FIC RICHARDS 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Greywalker Harper Blaine is asked to investigate a case of a seemingly possessed patient who awoke from a vegetative state to paint compulsively and speak in tongues, in this Seattle urban fantasy suspense.

Shockwave By Vachss, Andrew H. Book - 2014 FIC VACHSS 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Dolly and Dell, a retired husband-wife team, investigate local hate groups when a battered body covered in neo-Nazi tattoos washes up on the beach in a coastal Oregon tourist town.

A Deadly Business
A Deadly Business By Wiehl, Lis W. Book - 2014 MYSTERY WIEHL 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this legal thriller, Seattle prosecutor Mia Quinn teams up with detective Charlie Carlson in a case that is very personal—the recent death of Mia’s husband in an “accident.”

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