New Mystery Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Mystery books for adults.
Lost & Hound
" "Sister" Jane Arnold and her four-legged friends uncover a new tale of mystery and mayhem in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains."-- Provided by publisher.
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The Maid's Diary
"Kit Darling is a maid with a snooping problem. She's the 'invisible girl,' compelled to poke into her wealthy clients' closely guarded lives. It's a harmless hobby until Kit sees something she can't unsee in the home of her brand-new clients: a secret sodark it could destroy the privileged couple expecting their first child. This makes Kit dangerous to the couple. In turn, it makes the couple--who might kill to keep their secret--dangerous to Kit. When homicide cop Mallory Van Alst is called to a sceneat a luxury waterfront home known as the Glass House, she's confronted with evidence of...
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Paws to Remember
"When a water leak repair results in a body being found behind the walls of the store run by the artists' co-op that Kathleen's friend Maggie is part of, everyone is completely mystified as to whose body it is and who hid it there. But as the dust settles, Kathleen's boyfriend, Detective Marcus Gordon, begins to suspect that the body could belong to a young woman who disappeared more than thirty years ago. When a friend with a connection to the young woman asks Kathleen to look into the circumstances around the disappearance, she and her cats--who have a special...
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Murders of A Feather
"It's February in the Hudson Valley and Oak Falls veterinarian Dr. Kate is once again up to her galoshes in corpses Hudson Valley winters can be brutal...and deadly! Dr. Kate is once again on the case (not to mention thin ice) after discovering a young engaged couple frozen to death in the lake. To make matters worse, her temporary receptionist appears to have overdosed from a recreational sedative used at the animal hospital. Kate barely has time to dread Valentine's Day (and the fact that she's alone onthis holiday, once again) as the police investigation shows that all three fatalities...
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Mrs. Morris and the Wolfman
"Charlene Morris is taking a night away from her Salem, Massachusetts, B&B -- and its resident ghost -- to enjoy a spooky double-bill, until murder upstages the evening... Saturday night at the movies has some added flair now that Darren and Elise Schultz are reopening one of Salem's classic theaters. Charlene is delighted to help the couple with their venture, and Darren has line up a cult classic double-header featuring Lon Chaney in The Wolf Man. But things get hairier than expected when Elise starts to choke on her popcorn mid-movie -- and once the lights go up, she's dead......
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After solving her first case, Siobhan O'Brien faces her biggest challenge yet - Thanksgiving! With her lawyer boyfriend Craig in tow, Siobhan travels to Minneapolis to endure small talk with the extended O'Brien clan and chow down on some seriously delicious turkey and dressing. Everything's swell until her sister-in-law Gwen tells her about her brother Sven's frequent late-night meetings with his co-workers. Since Siobhan's next case is just a ferry ride from their house in Washington state, she asks for Siobhan's help.-- Amazon.com.
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Dig Two Graves
"Winter 1964. After a hit-and-run accident nearly kills her mother, Mike Hammer's partner (both in life and the PI business), Velda Sterling, learns her father is not who she thought he was. Seeking to uncover her true, troubling heritage, Velda and Mike travel to Phoenix, Arizona--and sunny Dreamland Park, where retired law enforcement officers protect and corral notorious criminals held under Witness Protection. Mike and Velda find themselves swept up in escalating violence, fueled by the missing millions from an armored-car robbery, which leads them to a deadly midnight confrontation in a cemetery--where secrets are buried and open graves await."...
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"Los Angeles. August 4, 1962. The city broils through a mid-summer heat wave. Marilyn Monroe ODs. A B-movie starlet is kidnapped. The overhyped LAPD overreacts. Chief Bill Parker's looking for some getback. The Monroe deal looks like a moneymaker. He calls in Freddy Otash. The freewheeling Freddy O. Tainted ex-cop, defrocked private eye, dope fiend, and freelance extortionist. A man who lives by the maxim "Opportunity is Love." Freddy gets to work. He dimly perceives Marilyn Monroe's death and the kidnapped starlet to be a poisonous riddle that only he has the guts and the brains to untangle. We are...
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"The first book of the Berlin Noir trilogy, March Violets introduces readers to Bernie Gunther, an ex-policeman who thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin--until he turned freelance and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. Hard-hitting, fast-paced, and richly detailed, March Violets is noir writing at its blackest and best"--Back cover
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The Nature of the Beast
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest...
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