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December 15, 2017

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Popular Mystery books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Mystery books for adults.

 

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The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Stewart Hoag Mystery

The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Stewart Hoag Mystery
Handler, David, 1952-

After being hired to ghostwrite a new book about their family, Hoagy investigates a man claiming to be the Aintree sisters' father, who disappeared years ago.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 9 copies

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Six Four

Six Four
Yokoyama, Hideo, 1957-

"For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as Six Four. They would never forgive the authorities for their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. "--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 38 copies

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The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling
Penny, Louise

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 13 copies

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Pardonable Lies

Pardonable Lies
Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-

In 1930 London a deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war--none of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton. Following on the heels of the triumphant Birds of a Feather, Pardonable lies is the most compelling installment yet in the chronicles of Maisie Dobbs.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 11 copies

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The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel

The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel
Casarett, David J.

"As a nurse ethicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death." But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that a killer is at large, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 6 copies

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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.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 5 copies

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia

A Conspiracy in Belgravia
Thomas, Sherry


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 8 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: 11 on 18 copies

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Wolf on A String: A Novel

Wolf on A String: A Novel
Black, Benjamin, 1945-

"Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born--or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing--a person he can trust--sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman's murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger. From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, here is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 20 copies

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Arrowood

Arrowood
Finlay, Mick

1895: London's scared. A killer haunts the city's streets. The poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force stretched to breaking point. While the rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. In a dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood, self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator. When a man mysteriously disappears and Arrowood's best lead is viciously stabbed before his eyes, he and his sidekick Barnett face their toughest quest yet: to capture the head of the most notorious gang in London.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 23 copies

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