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December 17, 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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DEATH BY CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHEESECAKE

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHEESECAKE
Graves, Sarah

While Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can't resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder. Something sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose - retired health inspector Alan Blake is found murdered. Jake's best friend Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Alan. Now, with no alibi for the night of the murder, she's in a sticky situation with the police - and it's up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the land of the free.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Maigret and the Old Lady

Maigret and the Old Lady
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'He had realized that it was her eyes as much as her vivacity that made her look so young. They were of a blue that was paler than the September sky over the sea and still had an expression of surprise, of wonderment' When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Crazy Rhythm: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery

Crazy Rhythm: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery
Emory, T. W.

"In the summer of 1950, private eye Gunnar Nilson reluctantly agrees to accompany Rune Granholm on an errand to collect gambling winnings. When Gunnar arrives at Rune's Wallingford apartment, he finds the man dead, shot with his own gun. No one much cared for the caddish ne'er-do-well, but Gunnar feels he owes it to Rune's brother, a good friend and casualty of World War II, to find the killer. When a paying client arrives, Gunnar puts this investigation aside. Attorney Ethan Calmer wants him to investigate a series of phone calls menacing his fiancee, Mercedes Atwood. Mercedes lives in Broadmoor, a tony neighborhood occupied by Seattle's moneyed class, many of whom are descended from lumber barons. A poor little rich girl, Mercedes is beautiful but strangely passionless. Then, like the hula-girl lamp in the apartment of the late and unlamented Rune, Mercedes shows him her moves. Gunnar soon wonders if the two cases might be connected in sone way, but how, exactly.?"-- back cover


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Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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Dead With the Wind

Dead With the Wind
James, Miranda

"An'gel and Dickce Ducote tend to stay put in Athena, Mississippi, but a wedding is a good reason to say a temporary farewell to Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, and go visit relatives. But while their stay in Louisiana is warm enough, the atmosphere leading up to the wedding is downright cold, with bride-to-be Sondra Delevan putting her trust fund above little things like love and loyalty. When a violent storm supposedly sweeps Sondra off a balcony to her death, the sisters discover that many of the guests attending the wedding had major reasons to object to Sondra's marriage. Now it's up to An'gel and Dickce to use their down-home instincts to expose dubious alibis, silver-plated secrets, and one relentless murderer who lives for 'till death do us part.'"--Back cover.


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Holds: 3 on 4 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.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn't Kill You
Hix, Aimee, 1971-


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Bryant & May: Wild Chamber : A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

Bryant & May: Wild Chamber : A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Fowler, Christopher

Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London's parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry. Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London's cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city's parks, and the very existence of the PCU.


Format: Book
Holds: 38 on 12 copies

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Anatomy of A Scandal: A Novel

Anatomy of A Scandal: A Novel
Vaughan, Sarah, 1972-

"An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes. Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy. Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator ... Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 7 on 12 copies

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The Liar in the Library

The Liar in the Library
Brett, Simon

"When a talk by successful author Burton St Clair at Fethering Library ends in sudden, violent death, Jude finds herself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation. She must enlist the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the crime, but to prove she didn't commit it"--Publisher's description.


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Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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A-list: A Jake Longly Thriller

A-list: A Jake Longly Thriller
Lyle, D. P.

PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is losing money every day the filming is stalled--he needs his actor cleared, and quickly.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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