The Seattle Public Library

Your Account | Print-Friendly

December 13, 2017

Library Collection

Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Mysteries

Header Image

Library Locator


Map of Library Locations

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.

 

RSS feed for this list
Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake
Fox, Candice


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

View this item

 
Maigret at Picratt's

Maigret at Picratt's
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

He opened the door for her and watched her walk away down the huge corridor, then hesitate at the top of the stairs. Heads turned as she passed. You sensed she came from a different world, the world of the night, and there was something almost indecent about her in the harsh light of a winter's day' A young cabaret dancer in a black silk dress leads Inspector Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

View this item

 
A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery

A Murder for the Books: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery
Gilbert, Victoria

Librarian Amy Webber leaves her university job to live with her aunt in a historic Virginia mountain town. She lands a new gig managing the charming public library, which has too little money and too many eccentric patrons. The last thing busy Amy needs is a charming new neighbor. Choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door-and its scandalous story-from his great-uncle. Town folklore claims the original owner was poisoned by his wife, who vanished after her 1925 murder trial. When Richard persuades Amy to help him clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, their research implicates the town's leading families, even hers. Amy and Richard crack open the books to turn the page on the town's turbulent past.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

View this item

 
Maigret's Holiday

Maigret's Holiday
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

A local scandal intrudes on Maigret's seaside holiday in book twenty-eight of the new Penguin Maigret series. At what point in the day could the note have been slipped into his pocket, his left breast pocket? It was an ordinary sheet of glazed squared paper, probably torn out of an exercise book. The words were written in pencil, in a regular handwriting that looked to him like a woman's. For pity's sake, ask to see the patient in room 15. When Inspector Maigret's wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

View this item

 
Maigret's Dead Man

Maigret's Dead Man
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld in book twenty-nine of the new Penguin Maigret series. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Special Murder.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

View this item

 
The Night Market

The Night Market
Moore, Jonathan, 1977-

"From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play...It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller--written in Moore's "lush, intoxicating style" (Justin Cronin)--that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Mieville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened to him, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

View this item

 
Death Comes to the School

Death Comes to the School
Lloyd, Catherine, 1963-

Three years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, became husband and wife. Having established a measure of contentment among the gentry of Kurland St. Mary, the couple lately have found an unsettling distance grown between them. But when the small-village peace is disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous letter accusing Lucy of witchcraft, her as yet unfulfilled desire to be a mother becomes the least of her worries, especially after she learns she is not the only one to have received such a malicious letter.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 4 copies

View this item

 
Maigret's Revolver

Maigret's Revolver
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

When a corpse turns up, shot by Maigret's stolen gun, his search for the killer takes him to London to investigate one murder - and prevent another.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

View this item

 
Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match. The thirty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. In Maigret's latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness--permanently.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

View this item

 
The Importance of Being Urnest

The Importance of Being Urnest
Balzo, Sandra

"The choice of an antique silver coffee urn as the final resting place for elderly Celeste Bouchard's ashes might seem a cruel joke. After all, the wealthy boutique owner was taken ill and died while daughter Hannah was off having lattes at Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy Thorsen, the coffeehouse's owner, has more pressing things on her mind: a jail break and subsequent shoot-out has forced her main squeeze, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, to take refuge with her. And Maggy has a serious decision to make: marriage or not? And with an escaped convict still on the loose, Maggy suddenly has a difficult and dangerous puzzle to solve."--from Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

View this item

 



[ 1 - 10 ] [ 11 - 20 ] [ 21 - 30 ] [ 31 - 40 ] [ 41 - 50 ] [ 51 - 60 ] [ 61 - 70 ] [ 71 - 80 ] [ 81 - 90 ] [ 91 - 100 ]

RSS feed for this list