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January 21, 2018

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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.

 

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The Cutting Edge: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

The Cutting Edge: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Deaver, Jeffery

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City from their honeymoon in Italy to discover a killer is terrorizing New York City. Dubbed the Fiancé Killer, their latest foe targets newly engaged couples by following them into jewelry stores, ending the couples' lives just before they can purchase the ring that symbolizes the future that will never be theirs. As panic grips the city, Rhyme and Sachs quickly spring into action with the full weight of the NYPD backing up the pair's forensic brilliance. But the killer proves elusive, and his agenda is much more than first meets the eye. Soon it becomes clear that the closer Rhyme and Sachs draw to the killer, the closer the killer draws to them. And their foe soon notices that there's something especially arresting about the ring Rhyme gave Sachs--something that could cost both of them their lives.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 14 copies

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Dominic: A Hollow Man Novel

Dominic: A Hollow Man Novel
Pryor, Mark, 1967-

"A Texas prosecutor with a lot to hide forms a conspiracy with two confidants to keep a snooping detective away from discovering the truth, even though the plot may involve murder"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Strangers: A Novel

Strangers: A Novel
Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-

"Imagine you're home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But you have no idea who he is. And nothing in your home suggests that someone lives with you. He's talking to you, but nothing makes sense. You're afraid. And you feel the irresistible urge to attack. Take a knife. Are you crazy? Imagine you come home and your fiancée doesn't recognize you. She thinks you're a burglar. Worse, a rapist. You just want to protect her, but she defends herself against your perceived threat and barricades herself behind a door. She claims she's never seen you before. She obviously thinks you're crazy. Are you? A woman. A man. The more they try to understand the situation, the more confusing it becomes. Soon they must realize that they are in deadly danger. And there's only one chance for survival: they must trust each other"Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

A young man's innocent involvement in a revolt serves as the basis for Dickens's historical novel about the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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A Well-timed Murder

A Well-timed Murder
De Hahn, Tracee

Wiss-American police officer Agnes Lüthi is on leave in Lausanne, Switzerland, recovering from injuries she sustained in her last case, when an old colleague invites her to the world's premier watch and jewelry trade show at the grand Messe Basel Exhibition Hall. Little does Agnes know, another friend of hers, Julien Vallatton, is at the same trade show--and he's looking for Agnes. Julien Vallatton was friends with Guy Chavanon, a master of one of Switzerland's oldest arts: watchmaking. Chavanon died a week ago, and his daughter doesn't believe his death was accidental. Shortly before he died, Chavanon boasted that he'd discovered a new technique that would revolutionize the watchmaking industry, and she believes he may have been killed for it. Reluctantly, Agnes agrees to investigate his death. But the world of Swiss watchmaking is guarded and secretive, and before she realizes it, Agnes may be walking straight into the path of a killer.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Dry Bones

Dry Bones
Spencer, Sally

"When human bones are discovered in the cellars beneath St Luke's College - two bodies, buried thirty years apart - the bursar, Charlie Swift, hires Jennie Redhead to investigate. As she uncovers a series of scandals stretching back sixty years, Jennie wonders how well she really knows her old friend Charlie - and whether she can trust him."--Publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Shadow Play

Shadow Play
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia

"When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know that made someone decide to terminate the terminator?"--Publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 5 copies

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Fall of Angels

Fall of Angels
Cleverly, Barbara

"Barbara Cleverly, bestselling author of the Joe Sandilands series, introduces an ingenious new sleuth who navigates 1920s Cambridge, a European intellectual capital on the cusp of dramatic change. Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is a godsend to the Cambridge CID. A handsome young veteran bred among the city's educated elite, he is no stranger to the set running its esteemed colleges and universities--a society that previously seemed impenetrable to even those at the top of local law enforcement, especially with the force plagued by its own history of corruption. When Redfyre is invited to attend the annual St. Barnabas College Christmas concert in his Aunt Henrietta's stead, he is expecting a quiet evening, though perhaps a bit of matchmaking mischief on his aunt's part. But he arrives to witness a minor scandal: Juno Proudfoot, the trumpeter of the headlining musical duo, is a woman, and a young one at that--practically unheard of in conservative academic circles. When she suffers a near-fatal fall after the close of the show, Redfyre must consider whether someone was trying to kill her. Has her musical talent, her beauty, or perhaps most importantly, her gender, provoked a dangerous criminal to act? Redfyre must both seek advice from and keep an eye on old friends to catch his man before more innocents fall victim"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 10 copies

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I Am Watching You

I Am Watching You
Driscoll, Teresa

"When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared. A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she's not the only one who can't forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters - letters that make her fear for her life. Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna's friends and family might have something to hide. Anna's best friend, Sarah, hasn't been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night - and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own. Someone knows where Anna is - and they're not telling. But they are watching Ells." -- back cover


Format: Book
Holds: 20 on 5 copies

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The Pyramid of Mud

The Pyramid of Mud
Camilleri, Andrea

On a gloomy morning in Vigàta, a call from Fazio rouses Inspector Montalbano from a nightmare. A man called Giugiù Nicotra has been found dead in the skeletal workings of a construction site--a place now entombed by a sea of mud from recent days of rain and floods. Shot in the back, he had fled into a water supply system tunnel. The investigation gets off to a slow start, but all the evidence points to the world of construction and public contracts, a world just as slimy and impenetrable as mud. As he wades through a world in which construction firms and public officials thrive, Montalbano is obsessed by one thought: that by going to die in the tunnel, Nicotra had been trying to communicate something.


Format: Book
Holds: 36 on 12 copies

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