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February 25, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Mysteries

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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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Super Con

Super Con
Swain, James

"Master grifter Billy Cunningham has built a lucrative career conning a long list of Las Vegas casinos. In fact, he's never walked into one he couldn't rip off. Now he's scheming a 'super con' with a gang of high-profile cheats--a one-time-only scam that could rake in a cool multi-million-dollar payday. All goes as planned until Chinese crime lord Broken Tooth strong-arms Billy into rigging the Super Bowl, too. Billy has no choice but to play ball. Broken Tooth has a special edge on him: blackmail. When someone on his own team betrays Billy, all bets are off. Both the super con and Super Bowl gambits are in jeopardy. And just who's scamming who? With kickoff time looming, it'll take a Hail Mary pass for Billy to grift the game and survive long enough to pull off the wildest double-cross-with-a-twist in Vegas history"--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Head Wounds

Head Wounds
Palumbo, Dennis, 1951-

Dr. Daniel Rinaldi, psychologist and consultant to the Pittsburgh police, becomes a participant in a domestic drama that blows up right outside his front door, saved from a bullet to the brain by pure chance. In the chaos that follows, Rinaldi learns his bad-girl, wealthy neighbor has told her hair-triggered boyfriend that Rinaldi is her lover. As things heat up, Rinaldi becomes a murder suspect.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Job of the Wasp: A Novel

The Job of the Wasp: A Novel
Winnette, Colin

A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess . As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Perpetual Summer: A Chuck Restic Mystery

The Perpetual Summer: A Chuck Restic Mystery
Phillips, Adam Walker, 1971-

A missing teenage girl leads LA corporate HR exec-turned-private eye Chuck Restic to a high profile fight over a new art museum and a forty-year-old murder that won't stay in the past. Anyone could be behind the teenager's disappearance: her fitness-obsessed mom, switchblade-toting chauffeur, personal life coach, or even the girl herself--from Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Right From the Gecko: A Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery

Right From the Gecko: A Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery
Baxter, Cynthia

Heading to Hawaii for a conference, veterinarian and amateur sleuth Jessica Popper suddenly finds herself once again embroiled in murder, when the body of an ambitious young reporter whom Jess had befriended washes up on a local beach and the unknown killer believes that Jess may know too much about the crime.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Graves, Sarah, 1951-

While Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can't resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder. Something sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose - retired health inspector Alan Blake is found murdered. Jake's best friend Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Alan. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she's in a sticky situation with the police - and it's up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Survival of the Fritters

Survival of the Fritters
Bolton, Ginger

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can't rely on a sidekick to solve the crime--or stay alive.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead
Kope, Spencer

"A series of bizarre murders--the victims nearly unidentifiable--forces FBI tracker "Steps" Craig to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer he's ever encountered. A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable a cooler, is found in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso. The victim is unknown. The reason the killer went to such trouble--breaking into the judge's house--and what message he intends to send are both mysteries. Magnus "Steps" Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are especially indispensable, Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there's a secret to his success. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever a person has touched in a unique color--what Steps calls 'shine.' His ability is known to only a few people--his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. The Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim; again, only the feet were left behind in an icebox. In Spencer Kope's Whispers of the Dead--with few clues besides the body parts left behind--Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom
Rowe, Rosemary, 1942-

"When a tax collector commits suicide, having gambled everything away, Libertus is despatched to make enquiries. At the same time, he must attend a wedding in place of his patron. But as the assignment begins to take grisly and unexpected turns, Libertus realizes that freedom can come at a high price, sometimes paid in blood."--Publisher's description.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Innocent Graves

Innocent Graves
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

In England, a schoolgirl is strangled on church grounds and suspicion falls on the vicar, already involved in a sex scandal. But Inspector Banks thinks that a little too obvious and his probe leads him to a schoolteacher.


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Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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