Mystery

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Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

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Mystery

"A literary courtroom thriller about a mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old autistic son"--

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The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

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Mystery

"From the author of the beloved Ruth Galloway series, a modern gothic mystery for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House"--

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You will know me : a novel

Megan E. Abbott

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Mystery, Thriller

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This mystery set in the world of elite gymnastics also has a great plot twist. I will also stand by almost anything Megan Abbott writes. -Frannie

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I let you go

Clare Mackintosh

eBOOK
Mystery

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Just when I thought this mystery was a bit saccharin a plot twist draws you in! -Frannie

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Lady in the lake : a novel

Laura Lippman

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Mystery, Thriller

"New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"--

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From the Wire to Serial season 1, mysteries set in Baltimore never fail to draw me in. From the roll of women in the workplace to failing to fully investigate the murder of women of color, this novel does not shy away from difficult subject matter either. -Frannie

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Conviction

Denise Mina

eBOOK
Mystery, Thriller

Anna McDonald enjoys listening to podcasts-- other people's problems are much better than one's own. But today her husband tells her he's leaving her... and the podcast is about a murdered family on a sunken yacht. Anna is convinced that she knows what really happened. The devils of her past are awakened-- and in hot pursuit. -- adapted from jacket

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Tired of listening to true crime podcasts? Go meta and read this mystery where a "true" crime podcast isn't totally true. -Frannie

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The Westing game

Ellen Raskin

eBOOK
Kids, Mystery

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

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The circumstances change from one page to the next and critical thinking is required to keep up with the cleverly written clues. A must read for anyone who thinks they can solve this 200-million-dollar contest. -Lauren

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An elderly lady is up to no good

Helene Tursten

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Mystery, Humor, Short Story

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home. Ever since her darling father's untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. It's a solitary existence, and she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures--or misadventures--this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

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Essentially a collection of short stories this is a fascinating and occasionally macabre character study of an elderly Swedish lady. It also really captures Scandinavian city life. -Frannie

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The night gardener

Jonathan Auxier

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Kids, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror

Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.

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Small spaces

Katherine Arden

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Kids, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror

After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to venture through frightening woods, relying on her wits to survive and sticking to small spaces.

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