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December 10, 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 Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964-


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 19 copies

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The Nine-tailed Fox

The Nine-tailed Fox
Limón, Martin, 1948-

"Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary nine-thousand-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a wealthy kidnapper who's good at covering her tracks. Scrambling to stay one step ahead of a psychotic mastermind, George realizes he will have to risk his life to discover the whereabouts of his fellow countrymen"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 6 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.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 18 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 Secret, Book & Scone Society

The Secret, Book & Scone Society
Adams, Ellery

Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked "comfort" scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Noras special talent--prescribing the perfect novel to ease a persons deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, hes found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret, the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman's demise, the women meet in Nora's cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge, proving its never too late to turn the page and start over.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 5 copies

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The Trapped Girl

The Trapped Girl
Dugoni, Robert

"When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from? After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister's unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman's past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she'll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won't go down without a deadly fight."--Amazon.com


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 33 copies

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Secrets in Death

Secrets in Death
Robb, J. D., 1950-

"The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 31 copies

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Cold Earth

Cold Earth
Cleeves, Ann

"In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 28 copies

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How the Light Gets in

How the Light Gets in
Penny, Louise

In Three Pines, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 20 copies

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Crazy Like A Fox: A Novel

Crazy Like A Fox: A Novel
Brown, Rita Mae

An "investigation into a missing and very valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now "Sister" Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 8 copies

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