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.
Watch Me Disappear
"Tom Mondrian is watching his life ebb away directing traffic as a police constable--until a bullet to the brain changes everything. With a new unusual perspective, including an inability to recognize faces and absolutely no filter between what he thinks and what he says, Tom finds his career is suddenly shifting gear. Tom's new condition gives him an advantage over other police officers, allowing him to notice details that they can't see. Now, with his new insight and unwavering determination, Tom is intent on saving three missing girls, before more start to disappear"--
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"There's a lot going on in Joy Howard's life. She's got an ex-husband who starts acting like he doesn't want to be an ex anymore, a sixteen-year-old daughter in need of a guiding hand and a lot of rides to dance practice, more orders for paintings than she has time to paint, and a roster of tutoring clients who sometimes need far more than she can give. What she doesn't have is time for a new relationship. Samuel "Bo" Beauman is a lot of things. He's a counselor for transitioning ex-cons, a good friend to many, a construction worker, a...
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"The latest thriller from Edgar and Barry Award finalist Mike Lawson starring his beloved "troubleshooter" Joe DeMarco. Joe DeMarco likes to call himself a troubleshooter. It sounds better than "bagman" or "fixer." With more than a decade of problem solving under his belt on behalf of John Mahoney, the Speaker of the House, DeMarco has seen his fair share of dangerous situations. When Andie Moore, a twenty-three-year-old working in the DOJ's Inspector General's Office, is murdered in cold blood in Florida's Everglades, it falls on DeMarco to get to the bottom of things. Paired with Emma, an enigmatic, retired ex-spy...
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Muffin but the Truth
Jules Capshaw and the team at Torte have been hired to cater a weekend getaway on the mighty Rogue River. But the serenity quickly vanishes when Jules discovers one of the execs floating face down in the water.
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The Devil You Know
"Darkness is nothing new to LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, but in P.J. Tracy's The Devil You Know, even she isn't prepared for the scandalous deception of deadly proportions that shakes the very foundation of Hollywood and its untouchables...and leaves her entangled in its rotten core. Los Angeles has many faces: the real LA where regular people live and work, the degenerate underbelly of any big city, and the rarefied world of wealth, power, and celebrity. LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan's latest case plunges her into this insular realm of privilege, and gives her a glimpse of the decay behind the glitter....
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The Mitford Secret
"A mystery with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, Jessica Fellowes's The Mitford Secret is the sixth and final intriguing installment in the Mitford Murders series. It's 1941, and the Mitford household is splintered by the vicissitudes of war. To bring the clan together-maybe for one last time, Deborah invites them to Chatsworth for Christmas, along with a selection of society's most impressive and glamorous guests, as well as old family friend Louisa Cannon, a private detective. One night, a psychic arrives, and to liven things up Deborah agrees she may host a séance. But entertainment turns to dark...
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When three siblings are found shot to death in the still-segregated town of West Mills, North Carolina, in 1976, and the white authorities show no interest in solving the case, Josephine Wright sets out to prove the innocence of her childhood sweetheart,Olympus "Lymp" Seymore, the murder victims' half-brother and the leading suspect in the case.
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The Big Bundle
"Nathan Heller, star of MWA Grandmaster Max Allan Collins' most acclaimed series of novels (more than 1 million copies sold to date!), comes to Hard Case Crime for the first time in an all-new thriller drawn from the pages of history. A millionaire's son is kidnapped and private eye Heller is called in to help. But when half of the record $600,000 ransom goes missing, Heller must wade through a morass of deception and depravity to blow the lid off a notorious crime whose consequences reach into the corridors of power in Washington D.C., where Bobby Kennedy works tirelessly to...
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"Even in the early 1930s, Crescent Place is a neighborhood out of the past. The five Victorian mansions and the remote patch of pasture placed between them have the air of the 1890s, even as the city -- once miles away from this idyllic retreat -- encroaches and surrounds the enclave. But while these rarified residences may appear calm on the outside, their isolated interiors contain dark secrets, prolonged feuds, and generations of high-toned trouble. In these houses are a husband and wife who fight constantly, and another couple who hasn't spoken to each other in two decades. There is...
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Vinyl Resting Place
"When Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a body deader than disco in the supply closet. Family is everything to the Jessups, so when their uncle is arrested by Juni's heartbreaking ex on suspicion of murder, the sisters don't skip a beat putting Sip & Spin up for bail collateral. But their tune changes abruptly when Uncle Calvin disappears, leaving them...
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