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December 10, 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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Blind Descent

Blind Descent
Barr, Nevada

A woman park ranger has an accident during a survey of New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns, a 300-mile labyrinth of caves and tunnels 800 feet underground. Fellow park ranger Anna Pigeon braves her claustrophobia to mount a rescue and discovers it was no accident. By the author of Endangered Species.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Farriers' Lane

Farriers' Lane
Perry, Anne

When a distinguished judge dies of opium poisoning, the crucifixion five years before of Kingsley Blaine is brought back into the public eye, and it is screaming for revenge. The police had arrested a Jewish actor, who was soon condemend to hang. Police Inspector Thomas Pitt, investigating the judge's death, is drawn into the sensational murder, because it appears the judge was about to reopen the earlier case. He receives curiously little help from his colleagues on the force, but his wife, Charlotte, gleans from her social engagements startling insights into the women in both cases. And slowly both Thomas and Charlotte begin to reach the same sinister and deeply dangerous truth.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past
Bowen, Rhys

"Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house's atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. 'I'm Charlotte,' she says. 'I've come home'"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 36 on 8 copies

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Cold Blood

Cold Blood
Bryndza, Robert

"When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She's worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before."-- Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 4 copies

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The House of Smoke

The House of Smoke
Christer, Sam, 1957-

It's New Year's Eve 1899. Simeon Lynch, Victorian assassin and condemned man is set to be hanged by the neck until dead. But someone powerful is planning his escape.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Somebody at the Door

Somebody at the Door
Postgate, Raymond, 1896-1971

"In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying Đ120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Wednesday's Child: An Inspector Banks Novel

Wednesday's Child: An Inspector Banks Novel
Robinson, Peter, 1950-


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Heartstone

Heartstone
Sansom, C. J.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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A Dedicated Man: An Inspector Banks Mystery

A Dedicated Man: An Inspector Banks Mystery
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

After leaving the violence of London behind, Chief Inspector Alan Banks settles in the English countryside only to be confronted with the murder of an esteemed scholar and is forced to delve into the dark past of his rural community to find the killer.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Chiefs

Chiefs
Woods, Stuart

Spanning four decades and involving three successive police chiefs of Delano, Georgia, the manhunt for the serial killer of young boys exposes the hatreds, fears, dark secrets, and festering wounds of a seemingly ordinary small town. Reprint.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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