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February 20, 2018

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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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Fantôme: Une enquête de l'inspecteur Harry Hole

Fantôme: Une enquête de l'inspecteur Harry Hole
Nesb, ̜ Jo, 1960-

"After three years of voluntary exile in Asia, Harry returns to Norway when he learns from a colleague that a young man was arrested for the murder of a drug dealer. Convinced of the young man's innocence, Harry decides to investigate. He discovers that the victim was leading a mysterious group of drug traffickers led by an individual with the last name Dubai."--Cataloger's translation of various websites.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Sinner

The Sinner
Hammesfahr, Petra

"On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a man to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to stab a complete stranger in the throat over and over again, in full view of her family and friends? For the local police, it's an open-and-shut case. Cora quickly confesses and there's no shortage of witnesses, but those questions remain unanswered. Haunted by the case, the police commissioner refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora's past, a harrowing descent into a woman's private hell."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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American by Day

American by Day
Miller, Derek B., 1970-

"A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid--the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night--from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother ... Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård could be basking in the success of her recent mission to save an innocent child who'd gone missing in Oslo, but instead she is reeling from the deadly showdown that preceded that success. She has decided to take some time off from her job and visit her father at the family farm, where she hopes to relax and consider the implications of her role in recent events. Unfortunately her father has other plans for her. "You're going to America," he tells her. Why? To look for her older brother, Marcus. He's missing. And more than that, it seems his disappearance is connected in some way to the death of a woman he loved--an African-American professor named Lydia Jones. A connection now being investigated by a certain Sheriff Irving Wylie ... Like Norwegian by Night, which had "the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller" (New York Times), American by Day is both thought-provoking and suspenseful. Through the eyes of the inimitable Inspector Ødegård, Derek Miller offers a refreshingly funny, disturbing, and slyly perceptive vision of American life."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The American Café

The American Café
Hoklotubbe, Sara Sue, 1952-

Sadie Walela follows in the footsteps of her great-aunt Vera and discovers life as an entrepreneur is not easy. On her first day she is threatened by Pearl Mobley, the town's resident crazy woman and then Goldie Ray--the former owner of the American Cafe--turns up dead and Pearl confesses to the crime before killing herself, leaving too many unanswered questions. Depending on the intuition and perseverance drawn from her Cherokee ancestry, Sadie sets out to get the answers. She reunites with an old friend, Lance Smith, who has just been hired as second in command on a two-man police force. Sadie and Lance--together with an unlikely cast of characters, including a mysterious Creek Indian named Red who seems to always be underfoot, the police chief whose radio handle is Deputy Dawg, Pearl's angry Marine son just home from Iraq, and Goldie's grieving sister and alcoholic niece--all come together to create a multilayered story of denial and deceit. Uncovering motives like stories of rape, a stolen baby, and under-the-table adoption, Sadie strives to untangle old relationships and family secrets, eventually discovering she is untangling far more than a murder.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Dying Light

Dying Light
MacBride, Stuart

"It's summertime in the Granite city: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and people are dying. It starts with a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan MacRae it's a bad start to another bad day."--Publisher description.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Blackout

Blackout
Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 12 copies

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The Day of the Dead: A Novel

The Day of the Dead: A Novel
French, Nicci

"LOUISE PENNY says the Frieda Klein novels are"fabulous."JOSEPH FINDER says they're "in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson."And TAMI HOAG calls them "truly unique." Now the final book in this extraordinary series is here. And it's an ending you'll never forget... A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve -- a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with -- and sometimes against -- the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it's a showdown she might not survive. Criminology student Lola Hayes has tracked Frieda down with a single-minded pursuit: she wants to delve inside the mind of a woman besieged by darkness. But in following every move Frieda makes, Lola is exposing herself to the same terrors--and the same twisted fixation of a diabolical psychopath. This gripping cat-and-mouse thriller pits one of the most fascinating characters in contemporary fiction against an enemy like none other. Smart, sophisticated, and spellbinding, it's a novel to leave you breathless"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Mucho Mojo: A Hap and Leonard Novel

Mucho Mojo: A Hap and Leonard Novel
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-

Digging up the skeletal remains of a child wrapped in pornographic magazines under his late uncle's house, Leonard vows to clear his uncle's name by investigating on his own and uncovers an evil past of dark obsession.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Dead Canaries Don't Sing

Dead Canaries Don't Sing
Baxter, Cynthia

When it comes to sleuthing, she's not horsing around. For a Vet Sleuth, solving crime is a matter of animal instinct.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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The Night Market

The Night Market
Moore, Jonathan, 1977-

"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."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 8 on 6 copies

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