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December 16, 2017

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Popular Mystery books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Mystery books for adults.

 

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The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel

The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel
Casarett, David J.

"As a nurse ethicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death." But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that a killer is at large, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 6 copies

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Six Four

Six Four
Yokoyama, Hideo, 1957-

"For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as Six Four. They would never forgive the authorities for their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. "--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 38 copies

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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake
Bailey, Sarah

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets--an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past.


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Holds: 12 on 8 copies

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Protected by the Shadows

Protected by the Shadows
Tursten, Helene, 1954-

"With gang violence escaling in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? In this final installment of the internationally bestselling Irene Huss investigations, the gang warfare that has been brewing in Goteborg is about to explode. A member of a notorious biker gang has been set on fire--alive. Even in a culture where ritual killings are common, this brutal assault attracts the attention of both Irene's unit and the Organized Crimes Unit. Anticipating a counterattack, the two units team up to patrol the lavish party of a rival gang, but that doesn't stop another murder from occurring just outside the event hall. And that's not the only thing going up in flames. Someone has planted a bomb under Irene's husband's car. Fearing for her family's safety, Irene sends her husband and daughters into hiding and takes up residence at a colleague's apartment. Still, she can't shake the feeling that she is being stalked. Somehow, the gangs are always one step ahead of the police. Someone is leaking information. But who? Irene's life depends on discovering the answer"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 8 copies

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Novel

The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Novel
Connelly, Michael, 1956-

California's newest private investigator, Harry Bosch, searches for a reclusive billionaire's possible heir, a case with odd links to his own past, and volunteers to find a serial rapist for a small cash-strapped police department.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 33 copies

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The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Stewart Hoag Mystery

The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Stewart Hoag Mystery
Handler, David, 1952-

After being hired to ghostwrite a new book about their family, Hoagy investigates a man claiming to be the Aintree sisters' father, who disappeared years ago.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 9 copies

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A Rising Man

A Rising Man
Mukherjee, Abir

In the days of the British Raj in 1919, Captain Sam Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective newly arrived in Calcutta, is confronted with the murder of a British official who was found with a note in his mouth warning the British to leave India.


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Holds: 11 on 18 copies

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Killing Season: A Thriller

Killing Season: A Thriller
Kellerman, Faye

Four years ago Ellen Vicksburg went missing in River Remez, New Mexico. Her younger brother, Ben, found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge on the first anniversary of her death. Now he's committed to finding her murderer; police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. In the police files, Ben's analytical mind sees patterns that don't fit, and he compares them to similar unsolved murders. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as he is twisted.


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Holds: 11 on 18 copies

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Wolf on A String: A Novel

Wolf on A String: A Novel
Black, Benjamin, 1945-

"Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born--or was, for her throat has been slashed. A lesser man would smell danger, but Christian is determined to follow his fortunes wherever they may lead. He quickly finds himself entangled in the machinations of several ruthless courtiers, and before long he comes to the attention of the Emperor himself. Rudolf, deciding that Christian is that rare thing--a person he can trust--sets him the task of solving the mystery of the woman's murder. But Christian soon realizes that he has blundered into the midst of a power struggle that threatens to subvert the throne itself. And as he gets ever nearer to the truth of what happened that night in Golden Lane, he finally sees that his own life is in grave danger. From the spectacularly inventive Benjamin Black, here is a historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 20 copies

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia

A Conspiracy in Belgravia
Thomas, Sherry


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 8 copies

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