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February 17, 2018

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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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Death by A Whisker

Death by A Whisker
LoTempio, T. C.

Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter's newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event. The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list. Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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A Grave Issue: A Funeral Parlor Mystery

A Grave Issue: A Funeral Parlor Mystery
Bell, Lillian


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Free From All Danger

Free From All Danger
Nickson, Chris

October, 1736. Lured out of retirement to serve as Constable once again, Richard Nottingham finds Leeds very different from the place he remembers. Many newcomers have been attracted by the town's growing wealth -- but although the faces have changed, the crimes remain the same, as Nottingham discovers when a body is found floating in the River Aire, its throat cut. What has changed is the fear that pervades the town. With more bodies emerging and witnesses too frightened to talk, Nottingham realizes he's dealing with a new kind of criminal, someone with no respect for anything or anyone. Someone who believes he's beyond the law; someone willing brutally to destroy anyone who opposes him. To stop him, Nottingham will need to call in old favours, rely on trusted friendships, and seek help from some very unlikely sources.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Lying in Wait: A Novel

Lying in Wait: A Novel
Nugent, Liz

"Psychological thriller about a woman whose son discovers a secret that threatens her perfectly happy life"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Too Close to Breathe: A Novel

Too Close to Breathe: A Novel
Kiernan, Olivia

"Olivia Kiernan's tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case. and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor's husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple's home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web. With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie's phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death. As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can't help but feel that something doesn't fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor's life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim. or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape. Engrossing, complex, and atmospheric, Olivia Kiernan's debut novel will leave readers breathless"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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Date With Malice \

Date With Malice \
Chapman, Julia


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Hidden Depths

Hidden Depths
Cleeves, Ann

On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. The stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team baffled and intrigued. Meanwhile, the killer prepares for another watery grave.


Format: Book
Holds: 31 on 20 copies

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The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery

The Devil's Claw: A Jennifer Dorey Mystery
Dearman, Lara

Following a traumatic incident in London, journalist Jennifer Dorey has returned home to Guernsey, taking a job as a local newspaper reporter. When she finds a drowned woman on a beach, Jennifer uncovers something much bigger and more sinister than she first thought. Jennifer enlists the help of DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, to investigate a pattern of similar deaths over the last fifty years. They follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier, whose painstakingly executed work has so far gone undetected. But as Jennifer gets closer to the truth of the killer's identity, she finds herself stepping deeper into his grasp.


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Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Murder Has A Motive

Murder Has A Motive
Duncan, Francis, 1918-1988

Rehearsals for the local amateur dramatic production are in full swing, but the real tragedy is unfolding offstage. The star of the show has been found dead, and the spotlight falls on Mordecai Tremain, whose reputation in the field of crime-solving precedes him. Will he be able to derail the killer's performance, before it's curtains for another victim?


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge
Larsen, Ward

"As a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska, Trey DeBolt enjoys a rewarding job with limitless adventure. His life is uprooted, however, when his helicopter goes down during a particularly harrowing rescue. Gravely injured, DeBolt awakens weeks later to severe headaches and a battered body. He remembers little about the crash. Most disconcerting of all are his surroundings--he is recovering, not in a hospital, but in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. Only when his nurse lets slip an unfathomable bit of news does DeBolt realize the depths of his dilemma: he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Half a world away, Shannon Lund realizes something is very wrong. A Coast Guard investigator in Alaska, she uncovers evidence that DeBolt may still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine"--From dust jacket flap.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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