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.
The Phoenix Crown
"From bestselling authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn, a thrilling and unforgettable narrative about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles."-- Provided by publisher.
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The Existential Worries of Mags Munroe
"My 12 year old daughter frequently moans that Ballycarrick is the most boring town in Ireland. Nothing ever happens here. She's right. And as the local police sergeant, this is something I'm delighted about. I've enough to worry about -- the polar ice-caps, the evil monster that's shrinking my trousers, not to mention the hot flushes -- without having to be like one of those gritty Netflix cops, chasing criminals down alleyways and busting drug deals. So, life is calm and fairly predictable. Until something unthinkable happens in our sleepy backwater. A crime, but not like anything I've ever seen...
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"A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage--killing, among others, the potential fiancé of Joe's daughter. At the same time, Dallas Cates, who Joe helped lock up years ago, is released from prison with a special list tattooed on his skin. He wants revenge on the people who sent him away: the six people he blames for the deaths of his entire family and the loss of his reputation and property. Using the grizzly attacks as cover, Cates sets out to methodically check off his list. The problem is, both Nate Romanowski and Joe Pickett are on it"-- Provided...
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A Step Past Darkness
"There's something sinister under the surface of the idyllic, suburban town of Wesley Falls, and it's not just the abandoned coal mine that lies beneath it. The summer of 1995 kicks off with a party in the mine where six high school students witness a horrifying crime that changes the course of their lives. The six couldn't be more different. Maddy, a devout member of the local megachurch. Kelly, the bookworm next door. James, a cynical burnout. Casey, a loveable football player. Padma, the shy straight-A student. Jia, who's starting to see visions she can't explain. When they realize that...
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A Catered Quilting Bee
"When one of their members is discovered dead, the members of the Longley Sip and Sew Quilting Circle don't accept the police's determination of suicide"-- Provided by publisher.
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Five Furry Familiars
"To keep her cooking school and catering business, Mia's Morsels, afloat, Mia's handed off oversight to her boyfriend Trent's mother while she focuses on earning a steady paycheck. Too bad her mean-spirited boss at the lodge keeps the misery flowing as steadily as the money. At least her roommate, Christina, is still dedicated to Mia's Morsels-though she's also distracted, thanks to her clingy mother's constant demands. And the distraction only grows when Christina's old flame shows up in Magic Springs, Idaho, in his Escalade, claiming out of the blue to be her fiance. The arrival of some homeless kittens, as...
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Mrs. Morris and the Mermaid
"B&B owner Charlene Morris expects Salem's first annual mermaid parade will make quite a splash, until a high-profile murder threatens to sink the whole event...Charlene and her handsome spectral friend, Dr. Jack Strathmore, are thrilled that their Salem, Massachusetts, B&B is overflowing with mermaids in advance of the town's newest attraction--a mermaid parade! Retired Hollywood actress Trinity Powers has even agreed to appear on the lead float to commemorate her breakout role as the eponymous mermaid in the blockbuster cult classic, Sirena. The parade also features Trinity's rival, an up-and-coming inǧnue, who stars in the film's recent (and somewhat controversial)...
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Bad Luck and Trouble
When a man is killed by being thrown from a helicopter high over the California desert, Jack Reacher discovers that someone is targeting his old friends and teammates and he launches a personal campaign to end the conspiracy.
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Murder at An Irish Chipper
"Taking a holiday by the sea to eat enough fish and chips to support the struggling business of the aptly named Mrs. Chipper, newlyweds Siobhan and Macdara Flannery instead find the proprietor murdered and place their long-delayed honeymoon on hold to catch a slippery killer"-- Provided by publisher.
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The Best of Lupin
"A collection of 22 short stories selected from the five collections of short stories about master criminal Arsene Lupin that Maurice Leblanc published in France a century ago. The English translations (some by George Morehead and some by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos) are now in the public domain. With a new introduction by mystery writer Martin Walker"-- Provided by publisher.
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