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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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The Angel of Darkness

The Angel of Darkness
Carr, Caleb, 1955-

It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Now, Dr. Kreizler and his colleagues are pitted against a murderer as evil as the darkest night.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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In A Dry Season: An Inspector Banks Novel

In A Dry Season: An Inspector Banks Novel
Robinson, Peter, 1950-


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Strange Affair

Strange Affair
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

A bullet to the brain abruptly halted a terrified young woman's desperate flight. In her pocket is the name of a policeman whose own life was brutally invaded, mercilessly shaken, and very nearly erased--a policeman who has since gone missing.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Aftermath

Aftermath
Robinson, Peter, 1950-

One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne, the elusive serial killer known only as "Chameleon." Now Payne is in custody, perhaps dying, and a long nightmare appears to be over at last. But is it?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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With No One as Witness

With No One as Witness
George, Elizabeth, 1949-

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Barbara Havers, and Detective Sergeant Winston try to find the psychopath responsible for a gruesome series of murders, but tragedy strikes one of their own.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Hold Back the Dark

Hold Back the Dark
Hooper, Kay

"An SCU team investigates an inexplicable string of murders committed by men and women with no memory of their crimes in the latest in this New York Times bestselling series. Madness has taken ahold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they've committed--or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff's department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own. Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scope...The Special Crimes Unit is called in for their specific brand of investigation. It will take all their training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a dark pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understanding"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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Last Stop in Brooklyn: A Mary Handley Mystery

Last Stop in Brooklyn: A Mary Handley Mystery
Levy, Lawrence H.

"A historical mystery about a female detective hunting a serial killer ... It's the summer of 1894, and an infidelity case has brought PI Mary Handley to a far corner of Brooklyn: Coney Island. In the midst of her investigation, Mary is contacted by a convicted man's brother to reopen a murder case. A prostitute was killed by a Jack the Ripper copycat years ago in her New York hotel room, but her true killer was never found. Once again it's up to Mary to make right the city's wrongs. New York City's untouchable head of detectives, Thomas Byrnes, swears he put the right man behond bars, but as Mary digs deeper, she finds corruption at the heart of New York's justice system, involving not only the police, but the most powerful of stock titans. Disturbing evidence of other murders begins to surface, each one mimicking Jack the Ripper's style, each one covered up by Thomas Byrnes. As Mary pieces together the extent of the damage, she crosses paths with Harper Lloyd, an investigative reporter. Their relationship grows into a partnership, and perhaps more, and together they must catch a killer who's still out there, and reverse the ruthless workings of New York's elite. It'll be Mary's most dangerous, most personal case yet"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Death of An Honest Man

Death of An Honest Man
Beaton, M. C.

"Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish's beat. He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie -- who repeated all the last words of her twin sister -- that she needed psychiatric help. 'I speak as I find,' he bragged. Voices saying, 'I could kill that man,' could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he's lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?" --From publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 12 copies

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Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake
Fox, Candice


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Maigret at Picratt's

Maigret at Picratt's
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

He opened the door for her and watched her walk away down the huge corridor, then hesitate at the top of the stairs. Heads turned as she passed. You sensed she came from a different world, the world of the night, and there was something almost indecent about her in the harsh light of a winter's day' A young cabaret dancer in a black silk dress leads Inspector Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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