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February 25, 2018

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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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Justice Denied

Justice Denied
Jance, Judith A.

When Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont is given a classified assignment involving the true fate of a deceased ex-con, he discovers that the victim had recently attempted to turn his life around and had been murdered for the effort.


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Holds: 0 on 7 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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Blackout

Blackout
Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-


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Holds: 6 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: 8 on 6 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: 10 on 6 copies

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Death by A Whisker

Death by A Whisker
LoTempio, T. C.

Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter's newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event. The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list. Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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A Grave Issue: A Funeral Parlor Mystery

A Grave Issue: A Funeral Parlor Mystery
Bell, Lillian


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Free From All Danger

Free From All Danger
Nickson, Chris

October, 1736. Lured out of retirement to serve as Constable once again, Richard Nottingham finds Leeds very different from the place he remembers. Many newcomers have been attracted by the town's growing wealth -- but although the faces have changed, the crimes remain the same, as Nottingham discovers when a body is found floating in the River Aire, its throat cut. What has changed is the fear that pervades the town. With more bodies emerging and witnesses too frightened to talk, Nottingham realizes he's dealing with a new kind of criminal, someone with no respect for anything or anyone. Someone who believes he's beyond the law; someone willing brutally to destroy anyone who opposes him. To stop him, Nottingham will need to call in old favours, rely on trusted friendships, and seek help from some very unlikely sources.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Lying in Wait: A Novel

Lying in Wait: A Novel
Nugent, Liz

"Psychological thriller about a woman whose son discovers a secret that threatens her perfectly happy life"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Too Close to Breathe: A Novel

Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Kiernan, Olivia

"Olivia Kiernan's tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case. and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor's husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple's home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie's phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can't help but feel that something doesn't fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor's life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim. or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape. Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan's debut novel will leave readers breathless"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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