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December 18, 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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The Body in the Casket: A Faith Fairchild Mystery

The Body in the Casket: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
Page, Katherine Hall

Caterer Faith Fairchild has come to know the Massachusetts village of Aleford region well, but isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave. Then the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane is celebrating his seventieth birthday. As they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a confession: he hired Faith for her sleuthing ability. He believes one of the guests wants to kill him. he only clue is a gift received the week before: an empty casket containing a 20-year-old Playbill from Max's only failed, production, Heaven or Hell.


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Holds: 9 on 5 copies

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The Burial Society: A Novel

The Burial Society: A Novel
Sadowsky, Nina

"A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. Catherine, no last name, doesn't bury the dead. She rescues the living--from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient--until she discovers that her slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Catherine makes a drastic move. With her covert service relocated to Paris, Catherine's done her best to move on. But when a dark part of her past suddenly appears in the City of Light, she refuses to run--and her life takes a harrowing turn. Using all the tricks of her unusual trade, Catherine weaves her way through a dangerous landscape of treachery, infidelity, paranoia, and secrets that bind as deeply as blood. But the evil of the enemy she's pursuing runs deeper still--to the bone. And even Catherine's most cunning skills may not be enough to save herself. Advance praise for The Burial Society "A deeply unsettling, compulsively entertaining Rubik's Cube of a novel. Every time you think you've unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again."--Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog and The Marriage Pact "The Burial Society is a twisty, ever-deeper, can't-let-go read! The heroine can trust no one as she struggles to help abused and endangered women in a world of secrets and shadows. A dynamite psychological thriller by a new master of the genre."--Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Darkness "Addicting and chilling. a smart, sophisticated, terrifying trip to the City of Light."--Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Ninth Grave

The Ninth Grave
Ahnhem, Stefan, 1966-

"On a cold winter evening, the Swedish minister of justice disappears without a trace from the short walk between the house of Parliament and his car. At the same time the wife of a famous Danish TV-star is found brutally murdered in her luxury home north of Copenhagen. Soon more bodies are discovered, all missing different body parts. As criminal investigator Fabian Risk and Danish counterpart Dunja Hougaard race to put the pieces together, they are dragged into a conspiracy worse than anyone could imagine."


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Private Patient

The Private Patient
James, P. D.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a murder at a private nursing home for rich patients being treated by the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Echo Killing

The Echo Killing
Daugherty, Christi


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Dominic

Dominic
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: 1 on 6 copies

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Fade to Black

Fade to Black
Rosenfelt, David


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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SCONES AND SCOUNDRELS

SCONES AND SCOUNDRELS
MacRae, Molly


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence
French, Nicci


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Maigret and the Tall Woman

Maigret and the Tall Woman
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

A visit from a tall, thin woman he arrested many years ago--now married to a hapless burglar--leads Maigret on a tortuous investigation in which he struggles with a formidable suspect. The thirty-eighth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. A face from Maigret's past reappears to tell him about the misadventures of her husband, a safecracker nicknamed "Sad Freddie" who discovered a dead body while committing a burglary and fled the scene in a panic. In a race against the clock, Maigret must use his full arsenal of investigative methods to solve the crime.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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