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December 12, 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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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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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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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: 0 on 8 copies

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The Glassblower of Murano

The Glassblower of Murano
Fiorato, Marina

Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to Louis XIV of France to protect his secret daughter. In the present day, his descendant, Leonara Manin, leaves London for a new life as a glassblower in Venice--only to find her fate inextricably linked with her ancestor's dangerous secrets--Cover.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Squirrel on the Train: Oberon's Meaty Mysteries

The Squirrel on the Train: Oberon's Meaty Mysteries
Hearne, Kevin

Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions wolfhound Orlaith and Boston terrier Starbuck, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who's there to investigate. But they also recognize the body--or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself. The police, hampered by human senses of smell and a decided lack of canine intuition, obviously can't handle this alone. Not with Atticus likely in danger. Oberon knows it's time to investigate once more---for justice! For gravy! And possibly greasy tacos! Alongside his faithful Druid, Oberon and the other loyal hounds navigate by nose through Portland to find a bear-shifter friend with intel, delicious clues at the victim's home, and more squirrels. Always more squirrels! But will our hungry band of heroes be able to identify the culprit before someone else is murdered? Will there be mystery meat in gravy as a reward or tragedy in store for the world's (or at least the Pacific Northwest's) greatest dog detective? -- Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 13 on 5 copies

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The Extraditionist

The Extraditionist
Merer, Todd

When the world's most notorious cartel bosses get arrested, they call Benn Bluestone. A drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career...but working between the lines of justice and crime has taken its toll, and he desperately wants out. He's convinced himself that only an insanely rich client can guarantee him a lavish retirement. When the New Year begins with three promising cases, Bluestone thinks he's hit pay dirt. But then the cases link dangerously together--and to his own past. Does the mysterious drug kingpin Sombra hold the key to Bluestone's ambitions? Or does the key open a door that could bring the entire federal justice system to a screeching halt and net Bluestone a life in jail without parole? -- amazon.com


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Holds: 5 on 4 copies

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Maigret's First Case

Maigret's First Case
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

When a Paris musician witnesses an altercation that may have been a murder, the young Maigret becomes embroiled in his first case.


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Flashback

Flashback
Barr, Nevada

Taking a temporary post as ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park to escape dealing with a marriage proposal, Anna Pigeon investigates a mysterious boating accident that leads her to uncover sinister local crimes from the past.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Drowning Tree

The Drowning Tree
Goodman, Carol

Remembering the falling out that ended her friendship with fellow student Christine, stained glass artist Juno apprehensively attends her former friend's lecture and is horrified when the woman is subsequently murdered, an occurrence that forces Juno to confront emotional truths about her own life.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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