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February 19, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Mysteries

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Popular Mystery books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Mystery books for adults.

 

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Lost Light

Lost Light
Connelly, Michael, 1956-


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 7 copies

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Season of Sacrifice: A Maya Mallick Mystery

Season of Sacrifice: A Maya Mallick Mystery
Kirchner, Bharti

During a morning stroll in Seattle's Green Lake district, Maya Mallick is horrified to see two young women, shrouded in white, set themselves ablaze in front of the temporary residence of the visiting Chinese foreign minister. She's even more shocked to recognize one of them: Sylvie Burton, a brilliant Tibetan-American biomedical scientist, who is the adopted sister of Maya's best friend. An onlooker informs her that the two women are martyrs, protesting the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Yet Maya has a nagging suspicion that all is not as it seems. With so much to live for, why would Sylvie wish to end her life in this horrific way? As Maya gets closer to the shocking truth, she finds her own life on the line.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 20 copies

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The Snowman

The Snowman
Nesb, ̜ Jo, 1960-

"In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 8 copies

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Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence
French, Nicci

Declared a person of interest when a body is discovered under the floor of her home, London psychologist Frieda Klein realizes that a copycat killer is responsible before she finds herself caught between two obsessive murderers.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 6 copies

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The Neon Rain

The Neon Rain
Burke, James Lee, 1936-

Dave Robicheaux, a New Orleans detective, discovers that someone wants him dead and becomes involved with drug dealers, Mafia chieftains, an ex-general with shady dealings in Central America, and a beautiful woman.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 3 copies

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The Cuckoo's Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling
Galbraith, Robert

"After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 14 copies

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The Thirst

The Thirst
Nesb, ̜ Jo, 1960-

"Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 34 copies

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The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes
Adler-Olsen, Jussi

Chief detective Carl Mr̜ck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 7 copies

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August Snow

August Snow
Jones, Stephen Mack

"Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a 2 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Point Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide--which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 28 copies

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The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman
Winters, Ben H.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 5 copies

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