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December 12, 2017

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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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Madame Maigret's Friend

Madame Maigret's Friend
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Madame Maigret takes the lead in a disturbing investigation in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. When he got to his door, he was surprised not to hear any noise in the kitchen and not to smell any food. He went in, crossed the dining room, where the table had not been laid, and at last saw Madame Maigret, in her slip, busy taking off her stockings. This was so unlike her that he could find nothing to say, and when she saw him standing there wide-eyed, she burst out laughing. Inspector Maigret's wife turns sleuth after a strange encounter in a Paris square leads her on the trail of a woman in a white hat, and towards a grisly tale of deception and greed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century ... Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer ... unforgettable vividness' Independent.


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Full Bodied Murder

Full Bodied Murder
Blum, Christine E.

Leaving behind a failed marriage, New Yorker Annie "Halsey" Hall is ready to being the next phase of her life in coastal Southern California. From the moment she arrives at her new digs on cozy Rose Avenue, she looks forward to joining the other neighborhood ladies for their weekly Wine Club gathering. With only a rambunctious yellow lab puppy to keep her company, Halsey could really use a confidant - and a glass or two of her favorite white wine... Unfortunately, she finds nothing but red at the Wine Club meeting - and judging by the dead woman lying face down in the backyard, it's not spilled merlot. Halsey accidentally stumbles into the wrong address at the wrong time, and with suspicions about her past on the rise, she must prove that she isn't a killer. Enlisting the eclectic talents of the Wine Club ladies, Halsey searches for the true criminal at large. But separating friends from foe isn't easy on Rose Avenue, and as she racks up a suspect list, Halsey can't shake the feeling that someone in her inner circle has a taste for murder...


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Murder in the Lincoln White House

Murder in the Lincoln White House
Gleason, Colleen

Abraham Lincoln's inauguration has an unexpected hitch: murder. Fortunately, former frontier scout Adam Quinn is there to investigate.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Under Water

Under Water
Barrett, Casey


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Into the Black Nowhere

Into the Black Nowhere
Gardiner, Meg

"Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.Caitlin and the FBI's serial crime unit discover the first victim's body in the woods. She's laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest's darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style--posed like Snow White awaiting her prince's kiss. To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology--that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy--dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. Caitlin's profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people's trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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La mappa della città morta

La mappa della città morta
Santarsiere, Stefano, 1974-

"The manuscript written by an explorer, and another document, are two objects that are proof for Professor Laurenzi that his son Angelo, an archaeologist who disappeared in the mountains of Mato Grosso, is still alive.... Charles Fort, director of an online newspaper dealing with mysterious news, abandons his Bolognese home and starts searching for an enigma pursued by adventurers, scholars and Criminals, for centuries: what has caused the sudden glacialization of Antarctica and the disappearance of the people of the Oltoli? What secrets are kept in the last place they would have lived and whose ruins are hidden in the Brazilian jungle? To answer these questions, Fort will have to overcome Amazon's hell and escape a powerful mining company, willing to do everything to hide knowledge that can damage global technology competition." -- cataloger's summary of the dust jacket.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Maigret in New York

Maigret in New York
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

When the son of a wealthy businessman fears for his father's life, Maigret is plucked from retirement to visit New York on an unlikely quest. The twenty-seventh book in the new Penguin Marigret series. Aged 56 and in his first year of retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, Maigret is surprised with a visit by Jean, the son of wealthy New York businessman John Maura. With the assistance of his aging lawyer, Jean convinces Maigret to accompany him to New York, where he believes his father is in danger. But things take an unexpected turn upon their arrival when it is Jean himself who disappears. Set against the mysterious backdrop of New York CIty, Maigret's investigation must unearth old crimes, outsamrt treacherous characters, and overcome his status as an outsider policeman in the city.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Maigret Takes A Room

Maigret Takes A Room
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

"When one of his best inspectors is shot, Maigret decides to book himself into Mademoiselle Clément's well-kept Paris boarding house nearby in order to find the culprit"--page[4] of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Passenger to Frankfurt

Passenger to Frankfurt
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

Sir Stafford Nye's flight home from Malaya takes an unprecedented twist when a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. In a moment of weakness, he agrees to lend her his passport. Unwittingly, the diplomat has put his own life on the line. When he meets the mystery woman again, she is a different person, and he finds himself drawn into a battle against an invisible--and altogether more dangerous--enemy.


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Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Look for Me: A Novel

Look for Me: A Novel
Gardner, Lisa

"In #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest twisty thrill ride, Detective D. D. Warren and Find Her's Flora Dane return in a race against the clock to either save a young girl's life. or bring her to justice. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one--a sixteen-year-old girl--missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case--but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 31 copies

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