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February 17, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Mysteries

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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 Neon Rain

The Neon Rain
Burke, James Lee, 1936-

Dave Robicheaux, a New Orleans detective, discovers that someone wants him dead and becomes involved with drug dealers, Mafia chieftains, an ex-general with shady dealings in Central America, and a beautiful woman.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 3 copies

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A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning
Penny, Louise

"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 27 copies

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Shadow Play

Shadow Play
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia

"When the body of a smartly-dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop, DCI Bill Slider and his team soon surmise that the victim was someone's 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? And what did he know that made someone decide to terminate the terminator?"--Publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 5 copies

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The Seagull

The Seagull
Cleeves, Ann

An encounter with an old enemy draws Vera into a cold case investigation with ties to her father.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 20 copies

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The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes
Adler-Olsen, Jussi

Chief detective Carl Mr̜ck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 7 copies

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August Snow

August Snow
Jones, Stephen Mack

"Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a 2 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Point Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide--which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 28 copies

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The Redbreast

The Redbreast
Nesb, ̜ Jo, 1960-

A tale moving from the final months of World War II to the present, and from the Russian front to contemporary South Africa, follows the dual adventures of a freedom-seeking war martyr and an alcoholic police officer who is drawn into a mystery with past origins.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 4 copies

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The Last Policeman

The Last Policeman
Winters, Ben H.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 5 copies

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Lost Light

Lost Light
Connelly, Michael, 1956-


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 7 copies

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen
King, Laurie R.

A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.


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Holds: 9 on 4 copies

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