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February 24, 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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Date With Malice \

Date With Malice \
Chapman, Julia


Format: Book
Holds: 4 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.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 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: 1 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: 0 on 5 copies

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Force of Nature

Force of Nature
Harper, Jane

When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?


Format: Book
Holds: 159 on 31 copies

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Beignets and Broomsticks

Beignets and Broomsticks
Ripley, J. R., 1955-

"It's Halloween, and café owner Maggie Miller's special pumpkin spice beignet promotion is proving popular. The evening comes to a sticky end however when Maggie discovers the body of one of her regular customers, strangled to death with an expensive cashmere scarf. The late Nancy Alverson had tended to keep herself to herself--but what secrets was she hiding? And why had she been studying books on witchcraft? Of one thing Maggie is certain, it was no witch who killed Nancy. But has someone taken advantage of the spookiest night of the year to commit a brutal murder?"--Book jacket


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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A Gruesome Discovery

A Gruesome Discovery
Harrison, Cora

"On opening an evil-smelling trunk labelled `old books', the Reverend Mother is horrified to discover the dead body of one of Cork's richest merchants. Many had reason to loathe the hides and skins merchant, but when suspicion falls on a former lay sister from her convent, the Reverend Mother decides to help find the real killer."--Publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

A young man's innocent involvement in a revolt serves as the basis for Dickens's historical novel about the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Rufus Spy

The Rufus Spy
Clare, Alys

"October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But could there be another connection? Lassair meanwhile has agreed to accompany her former lover Rollo on a perilous journey north in search of King William. On their trail is a skilled, relentless and ruthless assassin. Who is he--and why has he targeted Rollo? If they are to survive, the hunted must become the hunters: Rollo and Lassair must lure their pursuer to the treacherous fenland terrain Lassair knows so well and turn the tables on their would-be killer.--Provided by Publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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