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December 11, 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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A Sight for Sore Eyes: A Novel

A Sight for Sore Eyes: A Novel
Rendell, Ruth, 1930-2015

The lives of Francine, a woman who had been an eyewitness as a child to her mother's murder; Harriet, an aging and bored beauty; and Teddy, a handsome but murderously psychopathic young man, collide in a harrowing and fateful climax.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Night Work: A Kate Martinelli Mystery

Night Work: A Kate Martinelli Mystery
King, Laurie R.

San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli investigates a complex mystery that grows more deadly with each step toward the killer.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

THRILLER / SUSPENSE. As volunteers clean up after a huge outdoor rock concert in Yorkshire in 1969, they discover the body of a young woman wrapped in a sleeping bag. She has been brutally murdered. The detective assigned to the case, Stanley Chadwick, is a hard-headed, strait-laced veteran of the Second World War. He could not have less in common with - or less regard for - young, disrespectful, long-haired hippies, smoking marijuana and listening to the pulsing sounds of rock and roll. But he has a murder to solve, and it looks as if the victim was somehow associated with the up-and-coming psychedelic pastoral band the Mad Hatters. In the present, Inspector Alan Banks is investigating the murder of a freelance music journalist who was working on a feature about the Mad Hatters for MOJO magazine. This is not the first time that the Mad Hatters, now aging rock superstars, have been brushed by tragedy.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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Cold Is the Grave: An Inspector Banks Novel

Cold Is the Grave: An Inspector Banks Novel
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

Maverick police inspector Alan Banks finds himself drawn into London's underworld when he aids his archrival Chief Constable Riddle, after the chief's missing daughter turns up on a pornographic website.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Strange Affair

Strange Affair
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased--a policeman who has since gone missing.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Hotel Paradise

Hotel Paradise
Grimes, Martha

A 12-year-old girl, waiting at tables in her mother's hotel, becomes interested in the death, 40 years earlier, of a girl her age. The victim drowned in a nearby lake. So little Emma Graham starts analyzing available evidence, questions old ladies and woodsmen, and through perseverance solves a mystery.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Curse of the Pogo Stick

Curse of the Pogo Stick
Cotterill, Colin

National Coroner Dr. Siri is kidnapped by Hmong villagers who want him to lift a curse from the headman's daughter.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Angel With Two Faces: A Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey

Angel With Two Faces: A Mystery Featuring Josephine Tey
Upson, Nicola


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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For the Sake of Elena

For the Sake of Elena
George, Elizabeth, 1949-

Scotland Yard's Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers sift contradictory clues in Cambridge coed's murder.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The 5th Horseman: A Novel

The 5th Horseman: A Novel
Patterson, James, 1947-

Healthy patients are dying of unknown causes in a San Francisco hospital, and the Women's Murder Club decides to investigate the hospital's personnel. They discover a hospital administrator determined to shield the hospital's reputation.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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