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November 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Mysteries

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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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Death in the Stacks

Death in the Stacks
McKinlay, Jenn

"Lindsey Norris and her staff are gearing up for the Briar Creek Library's annual Dinner in the Stacks fund-raiser. The night of dinner and dancing is not only a booklover's dream--it's the library's biggest moneymaker of the year. But instead of raising funds, the new library board president is busy raising a stink and making the staff miserable. Although Olive Boyle acts like a storybook villain, Lindsey is determined to work with her and make the event a success. But when Olive publicly threatens the library's newest hire, Paula, Lindsey cracks like an old book spine and throws Olive out of the library. The night of the fund-raiser, Lindsey dreads another altercation with Olive--but instead finds Paula crouched over Olive's dead body. Paula may have secrets, but Lindsey and the rest of the crafternooners know she's not the one who took Olive out of circulation. As the plot thickens, Lindsey must catch the real killer before the book closes on Paula's future . ."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 6 copies

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A Fatal Collection: A Keepsake Cove Mystery

A Fatal Collection: A Keepsake Cove Mystery
Hughes, Mary Ellen, 1941-

Callie Reed makes a long overdue visit to her aunt Melodie in quaint Keepsake Cove, home to a bevy of unique collectible shops on Maryland's Eastern Shore. When Callie discovers her aunt's body on the floor of her music box shop, she can't accept Melodie's death being called accidental. And why was she there in the middle of the night? Signs seem to come from her late aunt through a favorite music box, urging Callie on. Or are they warnings?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Murder in July

Murder in July
Hambly, Barbara

"When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of colour in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer--with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman--and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child" -- Dust jacket flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Shadow District

The Shadow District
Arnaldur Indria̧son, 1961-

"The past: In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. The present: A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings reporting the WWII shadow district murder in the dead man's home. It's a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighborhood. ...Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of WWII Reykjavik to rest?"--Provided by publisher


Format: Book
Holds: 254 on 45 copies

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A Christmas Return: A Novel

A Christmas Return: A Novel
Perry, Anne

As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.


Format: Book
Holds: 27 on 8 copies

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Stivali di gomma svedesi

Stivali di gomma svedesi
Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015

"On a cold autumn night, Fredrik Wehlin, a retired physician living on a remote island in the Baltic Sea, wakes up, upside down. His house is burning. Before fleeing and leaving behind a pile of ash, he still takes time to put on a pair of rubber boots. They both are for the left foot. Soon there is a rumor that Wehlin burned his own home down: the police interrogate, but there is no evidence. And surveys continue. After a few weeks, during New Year's Eve celebrations, another home in the archipelago mysteriously burns down." -- rough translation of the Italian summary.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Monument Road

Monument Road
Wiley, Michael, 1961-

Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative, seeking to help others in the same situation. But when he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man he hates more than any other, the man who remains convinced of Franky's guilt to this day? As Franky delves further, he comes to realize that in order to prove Higby's innocence, he must also prove his own. Unless he finds out what happened that fateful night eight years before, the night 15-year-old Duane Bronson and his 13-year-old brother were murdered, Franky will always be under suspicion, and the real killer will remain free. What really happened that dark, wet night on Monument Road? And is Franky prepared for the shocking truth?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Killing Season: A Thriller

Killing Season: A Thriller
Kellerman, Faye

Four years ago Ellen Vicksburg went missing in River Remez, New Mexico. Her younger brother, Ben, found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge on the first anniversary of her death. Now he's committed to finding her murderer; police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. In the police files, Ben's analytical mind sees patterns that don't fit, and he compares them to similar unsolved murders. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as he is twisted.


Format: Book
Holds: 28 on 18 copies

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Collected Millar: The First Detectives

Collected Millar: The First Detectives
Millar, Margaret, 1915-1994

The iron gates (1945): Fifteen years ago, Toronto's Inspector Sands arrived at the Morrow family mansion as a rookie cop assisting in the investigation of the never-to-be-solved murder of Mrs. Morrow. Now the second Mrs. Morrow, Lucille, has gone missing. Sands sets himself to unravel not only the disappearance but the cold case murder as well.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Wishing Caswell Dead

Wishing Caswell Dead
Stoltey, Patricia

"In the early 1800s in a village on the Illinois frontier, young Jo Mae Proud wishes her cruel brother dead. Forced into prostitution by Caswell, Jo Mae discovers she is pregnant and vows to escape. When Caswell is injured by a near lightning hit, he becomes more dangerous, and more hated. The flawed residents of the Village of Sangamon harbor many secrets. Caswell knows them all. Will he tell? Jo Mae runs away and eventually finds shelter with Fish, the old Kickapoo Indian who camps by the river. Wishing Caswell Dead is a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a violent murder no one wants to solve"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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