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December 16, 2017

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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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Insidious Intent

Insidious Intent
McDermid, Val

"In Insidious Intent, Tony and Carol are on the hunt for a serial killer who forces the duo to confront their most haunting moral dilemma so far. In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away--only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate--but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face"--From the publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 53 on 18 copies

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The Purloined Puzzle

The Purloined Puzzle
Hall, Parnell

When the obnoxious sixteen-year-old Peggy Dawson asks Cora Felton to solve a puzzle for her, Cora is delighted to find that the puzzle has been stolen. She is less delighted, however, when a blood-stained knife is found in its place. Soon a body is discovered in the middle of Main Street, and Cora has a murder investigation on her hands. It does not help matters when she hears that her least favorite ex-husband, Melvin, is in town pulling a real estate scam, particularly when she discovers that Melvin may have purchased the knife.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Maigret's Holiday

Maigret's Holiday
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

A local scandal intrudes on Maigret's seaside holiday in book twenty-eight of the new Penguin Maigret series. At what point in the day could the note have been slipped into his pocket, his left breast pocket? It was an ordinary sheet of glazed squared paper, probably torn out of an exercise book. The words were written in pencil, in a regular handwriting that looked to him like a woman's. For pity's sake, ask to see the patient in room 15. When Inspector Maigret's wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Maigret's Dead Man

Maigret's Dead Man
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld in book twenty-nine of the new Penguin Maigret series. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Special Murder.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Vanishing Season

The Vanishing Season
Schaffhausen, Joanna

Winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition, Joanna Schaffhausen's accomplished debut The Vanishing Season will grip readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion. Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only one who lived. When three people disappear from her town in three years, all around her birthday, Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Someone very dangerous. Her superiors dismiss her concerns, but Ellery knows the vanishing season is coming and anyone could be next. She contacts the one man she knows will believe her: the FBI agent who saved her from a killer all those years ago. Agent Reed Markham made his name and fame on the back of the Coben case, but his fortunes have since turned. His marriage is in shambles, his bosses think he's washed up, and worst of all, he blew a major investigation. When Ellery calls him, he can't help but wonder: sure, he rescued her, but was she ever truly saved? His greatest triumph is Ellery's waking nightmare, and now both of them are about to be sucked into the past, back to the case that made them...with a killer who can't let go.--Amazon.


Format: Book
Holds: 18 on 8 copies

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The Night Market

The Night Market
Moore, Jonathan, 1977-

"From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play...It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller--written in Moore's "lush, intoxicating style" (Justin Cronin)--that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Mieville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened to him, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Glass Town

Glass Town
Savile, Steve


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Maigret's Revolver

Maigret's Revolver
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

When a corpse turns up, shot by Maigret's stolen gun, his search for the killer takes him to London to investigate one murder - and prevent another.


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Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness--permanently.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Other Side of Everything: A Novel

The Other Side of Everything: A Novel
Owens, Lauren Doyle, 1978-

"After her elderly neighbor is murdered, Amy Unger, a fledgling artist and cancer survivor, takes to the canvas in an effort to make sense of her neighbor's death. Painting helps Amy recover from the devastating illness that ended her marriage and left her life in ruin. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and the murderer, still lurking, finds his way to her door. Bernard White, a widower who has isolated himself for years after a family scandal, can't stop thinking about the murder of an old friend--and what it means for his fellow octogenarians as the death toll rises. He convinces the neighborhood's geriatric residents to band together to protect one another. But the Originals, as they are known, can't live together forever. As it is, Bernard is pressing his luck with the woman he's moved in with. Maddie Lowe is a teenager trying to balance her waitressing job and keeping her family intact after the disappearance of her mother, even as their neighborhood becomes more dangerous by the second. She has information crucial to solving the crime. But she doesn't realize it - until it's almost too late. Their paths converge around the killer terrorizing their neighborhood and they are all faced with a life--or death--decision. A literary thriller that explores the connections between strangers, the past and the present, and the power of tragedy to spark renewal, THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING marks a vibrant and fresh new voice in the genre that will spark comparisons to Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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