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New library books

The following are new mysteries at the Woodburn Branch of the Allen County Public Library:

“For Better or Worsted” by Betty Hechtman

A groom is killed at a high society wedding. The bride is the daughter of Molly Pink’s close friend, Mason. Thursday, the bride, is the prime suspect. Now Molly and the Tarzana Hookers must put together the evidence the best they can to find the killer before there’s another murder.

“Deadly Stakes” by Judith Jance

Ali Reynolds, police academy-trained former reporter, is hired to investigate the murder of a gold-digging divorcee by the woman accused of the crime. At the same time Ali is drawn into the case of the secretive teenager who found the body.

“Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” by Alexander McCall Smith

The proprietor of Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon has asked Mma Ramotswe for help. She thinks someone is trying to put her salon out of business. She has received a bad omen in the mail and rumors are flying that the salon is using dangerous products. At the same time Mma has been asked to check out a young man who claims to be a farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance.

“Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George

Detective Sgt. Barbara Havers and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, investigate the kidnapping case of a friend’s little girl. The little girl was kidnapped from an Italian marketplace. The case turns out to be far more complicated though than a typical kidnapping. Secrets are revealed that could have widespread effects outside the investigation.

– Allen County Public Library

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