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December 13, 2017

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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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What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn't Kill You
Hix, Aimee, 1971-


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Anatomy of A Scandal: A Novel

Anatomy of A Scandal: A Novel
Vaughan, Sarah, 1972-

"An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes. Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy. Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator ... Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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The Liar in the Library

The Liar in the Library
Brett, Simon

"When a talk by successful author Burton St Clair at Fethering Library ends in sudden, violent death, Jude finds herself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation. She must enlist the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the crime, but to prove she didn't commit it"--Publisher's description.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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A-list: A Jake Longly Thriller

A-list: A Jake Longly Thriller
Lyle, D. P.

PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled--he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Hidden Depths: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

Hidden Depths: A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Cleeves, Ann


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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The Bridge Troll Murders

The Bridge Troll Murders
Russell, Sheldon


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery

A Lady in Shadows: A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Kaaberbl̜, Lene

"On June 2nd, 1894, in the wake of President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot's assassination, France descends into chaos and riots in the streets of Varbourg. Many lives are lost in the mayhem, but when one lady of the night is found murdered with brutal incisions and no sign of a struggle, it is clear something is amiss. Madeleine Karno...must ask herself the terrifying question: Do they have their very own Jack the Ripper in France? Madeleine is no stranger to cases such as this. Though she is a woman in forensic pathology (a career that is considered unseemly even for a man), her recent work with a string of mysterious deaths has earned her some semblance of respect--she has even become the first female student to gain admission to the University of Varbourg. But there's only so much her physiology courses can do to help her uncover the mysteries of a mad scientist's brutal murders. Madeleine must do whatever it takes--investigate the darkest corners of the city and even work under cover--to track down a murderer at large. But if there's one thing the press has right about "Mademoiselle Death," it's this: it takes a woman to find a killer of women"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Big Book of the Continental Op

The Big Book of the Continental Op
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961

Collects all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring Continental Op, the hardworking private eye with an unyielding personal code.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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Potions and Pastries

Potions and Pastries
Cates, Bailey

It's been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious--and bespelled--treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery's anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy's friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years. The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie's witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she'll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold.


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Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Dressed to Kilt

Dressed to Kilt
Reed, Hannah, 1953-

Aspiring romance author Eden Elliott investigates a twisty murder that leaves her small Scottish village both shaken and stirred.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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