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December 18, 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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Maigret

Maigret
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

"Maigret's peaceful retirement in the country is interrupted when his nephew comes to him for help after being implicated in a crime he didn't commit. Soon Maigret is back in the heart of Paris, and out of place in a once-familiar world"--Page 4 of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Maigret Gets Angry

Maigret Gets Angry
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989


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Eaves of Destruction

Eaves of Destruction
Carlisle, Kate, 1951-

At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California's premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly ... Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load--until murder throws a wrench in the works. The small town's corrupt building inspector is found dead on one of Shannon's jobsites, and soon plenty of suspects are coming out of the woodwork. When another body is discovered, Shannon calls on her team of close friends and devilishly astute thriller writer Mac to help her nail down the details and build a case against the killer before the door shuts on someone else--for good.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Strangers: A Novel

Strangers: A Novel
Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-

"Ursula Archer's and Arno Strobel's internationally bestselling Strangers is a shocking thriller and mind-bending must-read. It explores what happens when mysterious foul play causes a woman not to recognize or remember her fiancé, but forces the couple to trust each other and fight the odds. Trust or die. Imagine you're home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But you have no idea who he is. And nothing in your home suggests that someone lives with you. He's talking to you, but nothing makes sense. You're afraid. And you feel the irresistible urge to attack. Take a knife. Are you crazy? Imagine you come home and your fiancée doesn't recognize you. She thinks you're a burglar. Worse, a rapist. You just want to protect her, but she defends herself against your perceived threat and barricades herself behind a door. She claims she's never seen you before. She obviously thinks you're crazy. Are you? A woman. A man. The more they try to understand the situation, the more confusing it becomes. Soon they must realize that they are in deadly danger. And there's only one chance for survival: they must trust each other"Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

A beautiful young woman seeks the help of Holmes and Watson when the mysterious benefactor who has been sending her a pearl each year since her father disappeared wants to meet her. Involved are a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer, whose trademark is "the sign of four."


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Maigret and the Dead Girl

Maigret and the Dead Girl
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to out-manoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short. Maigret wouldn't have admitted that what intrigued him most was the victim's face. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. Was it the bruises that gave her that sullen air? She looked like a bad-tempered little girl. Her combed-back brown hair was very smooth but naturally wavy. The rain had diluted her make-up a little and, instead of making her older or uglier, it made her younger and more appealing.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Cave of Bones

Cave of Bones
Hillerman, Anne, 1949-

"Keynote New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman delivers another suspenseful Southwestern mystery featuring Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito and Jim Chee and their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 4 on 18 copies

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Two Girls Down: A Novel

Two Girls Down: A Novel
Luna, Louisa

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot in a small Pennsylvania town, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts and the growing OxyContin and meth epidemic, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. Cap is a man trying to put the scandal of his past behind him and move on, but Vega needs his help to find the girls, and she will not be denied.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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The Cellars of the Majestic

The Cellars of the Majestic
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess. In a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day. At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room, but in the basement locker room. In all likelihood, that's where the crime was committed. What was the woman doing in the basement? Who could have lured her down there, and how? Especially at an hour when people of that kind are usually still fast asleep.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Mitford Murders

The Mitford Murders
Fellowes, Jessica

It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London. Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.--Amazon.


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Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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