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February 21, 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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The Long Arm of the Law: Classic Police Stories

The Long Arm of the Law: Classic Police Stories

In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur - whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge a hard-working police officer's persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing as well as uncovering lesser-known stories by the great novelists of the golden age. Each of these stories combines realism with entertainment, skilfully blending the conduct of a criminal investigation with a compelling murder-mystery plot.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Wild Justice

Wild Justice
Royal, Priscilla

It is Spring 1282, and England is at war again with Wales. Baron Hugh of Wynethorpe is preparing to join the King's army, and asks his sister, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Prior in Norfolk, for a favor. He needs her to deliver a letter to Prioress Amicia at the Mynchen Buckland Priory. When Eleanor, Brother Thomas, and Sister Anne arrive, they discover Amicia imprisoned for murder. In an unfamiliar place, the murder victim buried, and nothing left at the crime site, what can the Tyndal trio unearth?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Waters and the Wild: A Novel

The Waters and the Wild: A Novel
Harrison, DeSales, 1968-

"Daniel Abend is a psychoanalyst in New York City with a successful practice and a normal life: an apartment on the Upper West Side, a beautiful teenage daughter, a peaceful existence. When one of his young patients commits suicide, it is a tragedy, but one easily explained by her depression and drug addiction. And then, shortly after, he receives an ominous note that makes him question the patient's death. A few days later, his daughter abruptly disappears. With a steady flow of mysterious notes showing up in his mailbox from an unknown sender, Daniel finds himself caught up in an increasingly elaborate search for his daughter, and for the truth, a search that stretches back decades--when he was a young man living in Paris, falling in love with a woman who would ultimately upend his life. With lyrical prose and masterful plotting, this is a sophisticated, surprising literary mystery about the profound questions of what it means to love, to betray, and to forgive" --Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Lost Books and Old Bones

Lost Books and Old Bones
Shelton, Paige


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Fleur De Sel Murders: A Brittany Mystery

The Fleur De Sel Murders: A Brittany Mystery
Bannalec, Jean-Luc, 1966-

The old salt farmers have always said that the violet scent of the Fleur de Sel at harvest time on the salt marshes of the Guérande Peninsula has been known to cause hallucinations. Commissaire Dupin also starts to believe this when he's attacked out of the blue in the salt works.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Look for Me: A Novel

Look for Me: A Novel
Gardner, Lisa

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one--a sixteen-year-old girl--missing. Was she lucky to have escaped the carnage? Or does her absence speak of something more sinister? Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren is on the case--but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading: Look for me--From dust jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 84 on 31 copies

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The Fast and the Furriest

The Fast and the Furriest
Ryan, Sofie, 1958-

Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells lovingly refurbished items in the charming town of North Harbor, Maine. But she couldn't run the store without the help of her right-hand man, Mac - or her dashing rescue cat, Elvis. Mac's life before North Harbor was always a little mysterious, but it becomes a lot more intriguing when a woman from his past shows up in town and then turns up dead. Suspicion falls on Mac, but Sarah - and Elvis - know he can't be the killer, and they hope they can prove his innocence quick as a whisper.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Death Wish

Death Wish
Garfield, Brian, 1939-

"Paul Benjamin, a successful accountant in New York City, is enjoying a three-martini lunch when his home is broken into by a gang of drug addicts. For just a handful of money, they savagely beat Paul's wife and daughter, leaving his wife dead and his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and forced to reevaluate his views, Benjamin becomes disillusioned with society and plots his revenge on the perpetrators, whom the police are unable to bring to justice. Armed with a revolver and total disregard for his own safety, he sets out to even the score"--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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NightSun: A Novel

NightSun: A Novel
Vining, Dan

A brutal drought throughout the west has plunged Los Angeles into a permanent state of crisis. Traffic congestion has forced all emergency services--cops, EMTs, even fire trucks--into the air. Nate Cole, an up-all-night air cop, works to bust up a human trafficking operation, "New Okies" being smuggled into now oil-rich Mexico to work their fields. Meanwhile, Ava Monica, a westside PI, chases a runaway bride who's fallen in with a cultish group of sun-lovers led by a pop star named Vivid. Nate and Ava's paths cross time and again and they come to count on each other for sources and solace, but like half of LA they just can't seem to merge.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Murder in Bloomsbury

Murder in Bloomsbury
Quincy, D. M.

Aristocratic adventurer Atlas Catesby has spent the last year trying to forget Lady Lilliana Warwick, but when she reappears in his life imploring him to help her solve a murder, Atlas feels compelled to say yes.The nerre-do-well brother of Lillianas maid died of arsenic poisoning. Authorities are ruling his death an accident, but his sister suspects he was murdered. As Atlas and Lilliana investigate, they discover that the victim had a mysterious lovera high-born lady he threatened with scandal after she spurned him. When they finally uncover her shocking true identity, the case blows wide open and it turns out there is a whole string of women who had reason to kill the handsome charmer. Now, as Atlas fights his growing feelings for Lilliana, they must work together to catch the assassin before the killer gets to them first.


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Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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