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December 11, 2017

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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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Full Bodied Murder

Full Bodied Murder
Blum, Christine E.

Leaving behind a failed marriage, New Yorker Annie "Halsey" Hall is ready to being the next phase of her life in coastal Southern California. From the moment she arrives at her new digs on cozy Rose Avenue, she looks forward to joining the other neighborhood ladies for their weekly Wine Club gathering. With only a rambunctious yellow lab puppy to keep her company, Halsey could really use a confidant - and a glass or two of her favorite white wine... Unfortunately, she finds nothing but red at the Wine Club meeting - and judging by the dead woman lying face down in the backyard, it's not spilled merlot. Halsey accidentally stumbles into the wrong address at the wrong time, and with suspicions about her past on the rise, she must prove that she isn't a killer. Enlisting the eclectic talents of the Wine Club ladies, Halsey searches for the true criminal at large. But separating friends from foe isn't easy on Rose Avenue, and as she racks up a suspect list, Halsey can't shake the feeling that someone in her inner circle has a taste for murder...


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Murder in the Lincoln White House

Murder in the Lincoln White House
Gleason, Colleen

Abraham Lincoln's inauguration has an unexpected hitch: murder. Fortunately, former frontier scout Adam Quinn is there to investigate.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Under Water

Under Water
Barrett, Casey


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La mappa della città morta

La mappa della città morta
Santarsiere, Stefano, 1974-

"The manuscript written by an explorer, and another document, are two objects that are proof for Professor Laurenzi that his son Angelo, an archaeologist who disappeared in the mountains of Mato Grosso, is still alive.... Charles Fort, director of an online newspaper dealing with mysterious news, abandons his Bolognese home and starts searching for an enigma pursued by adventurers, scholars and Criminals, for centuries: what has caused the sudden glacialization of Antarctica and the disappearance of the people of the Oltoli? What secrets are kept in the last place they would have lived and whose ruins are hidden in the Brazilian jungle? To answer these questions, Fort will have to overcome Amazon's hell and escape a powerful mining company, willing to do everything to hide knowledge that can damage global technology competition." -- cataloger's summary of the dust jacket.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Maigret in New York

Maigret in New York
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

When the son of a wealthy businessman fears for his father's life, Maigret is plucked from retirement to visit New York on an unlikely quest. The twenty-seventh book in the new Penguin Marigret series. Aged 56 and in his first year of retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, Maigret is surprised with a visit by Jean, the son of wealthy New York businessman John Maura. With the assistance of his aging lawyer, Jean convinces Maigret to accompany him to New York, where he believes his father is in danger. But things take an unexpected turn upon their arrival when it is Jean himself who disappears. Set against the mysterious backdrop of New York CIty, Maigret's investigation must unearth old crimes, outsamrt treacherous characters, and overcome his status as an outsider policeman in the city.


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Maigret Takes A Room

Maigret Takes A Room
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

"When one of his best inspectors is shot, Maigret decides to book himself into Mademoiselle Clément's well-kept Paris boarding house nearby in order to find the culprit"--page[4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Passenger to Frankfurt

Passenger to Frankfurt
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

Sir Stafford Nye's flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented twist when a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. In a moment of weakness, he agrees to lend her his passport. Unwittingly, the diplomat has put his own life on the line. When he meets the mystery woman again, she is a different person, and he finds himself drawn into a battle against an invisible--and altogether more dangerous--enemy.


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Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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La Figlia dello strazzariedde

La Figlia dello strazzariedde
Simonelli, Dino

"Potenza 1948. Nel buio di un tunnel ferroviario viene scoperto il corpo di Guido Lapolla, il marito di Angiolina Lacetere, la bellissima figlia di un venditore di anticaglie, lo "strazzariedde". La vedova aveva un amante, ma questo può bastare a condannarla? Un cold case per il vicequestore de Felice, spinto dalle richieste della vicina di ombrellone a indagare. Ma è passato troppo tempo, e per capire può basarsi solo sulla lettura delle carte processuali. Una storia tratta da un caso giudiziario realmente avvenuto nella Potenza degli anni Cinquanta, che scava nelle ferite di un'Italia non troppo lontana." -- cover.


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Holds: 0 on 1 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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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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