Mystery

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Four to score

Janet Evanovich

MYSTERY Evanovich, Janet
Mystery, Humor

Stephanie Plum, Trenton, New Jersey's favorite pistol-packing, condom-carrying bounty hunter, is back---and on the trail of a revenge-seeking waitress who's skipped bail. With the help of seventy-three-year-old Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker Lula, a transvestite musician named Sally Sweet, and the all-too-sexy Joe Morelli, Stephanie might just catch her woman. Then again, with more mishaps than there are exits on the Jersey Turnpike---including murders, firebombs, and Stephanie's arch-rival bounty hunter chasing after the same fugitive---Stephanie better watch her back big-time if she wants to live to crack this case.

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All this I will give to you

Dolores Redondo

MYSTERY Redondo Dolores
Mystery

"When novelist Manuel Ortigosa learns that his husband, Álvaro, has been killed in a car crash, it comes as a devastating shock, but it won't be the last. He's now arrived in Galicia where Álvaro died. It's where the case has already been quickly closed as a tragic accident. It's also where Álvaro hid his secrets. The man to whom Manuel was married for fifteen years was not the unassuming man he knew. Álvaro's trail leads Manuel deep into one of Spain's most powerful and guarded families. Behind the walls of their forbidding estate, Manuel is nothing but an unwelcome and dangerous intruder. Then he finds two allies: a stubbornly suspicious police lieutenant and Álvaro's old friend, and private confessor, from seminary school. Together they're collecting the pieces of Álvaro's past, his double life, and his mysterious death"--

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The way through the woods

Colin Dexter

MYSTERY Dexter, Colin
Mystery

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And then there were none

Agatha Christie

MYSTERY Christie, Agatha
Mystery

First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a little private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder.

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Alex

Pierre Lemaître

MYSTERY Lemaitre Pierre
Mystery

In this gripping, fiendishly plotted detective novel, Alex Prévost is kidnapped, savagely beaten, and suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned industrial building in a wooden cage - she is running out of time. Her abductor/torturer appears to desire only one thing: to watch her die.

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In the woods

Tana French

MYSTERY French, Tana
Mystery

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children. He is gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox (his partner and closest friend) find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

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First book in the Dublin Murder Squad series - there are currently 6 books in this series. -Beth

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The Black Echo

Michael Connelly

MYSTERY Connelly, Michael
Mystery

The Black Echo—Michael Connelly's first novel—introduces readers to his most well-known character, Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch! This mystery kicks off with a body found in a drainpipe at Mulholland Dam. Detective Harry Bosch is called to the scene and is shocked to discover that the victim is someone he served with in Vietnam. Bosch faces an agonizing choice: solve the case and get justice for his brother-in-arms or track the killer and exact revenge.

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There are currently 22 books in the Hieronymus Bosch series. Book #23 "The Dark Hours" is due to be released in November 2021. -Beth

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The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Sophie Hannah

MYSTERY Hannah Sophie
Mystery

"Hercule Poirot is traveling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate. Richard Devonport has summoned the renowned detective to prove that his fiancée, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. Poirot will have only days to investigate before Helen is hanged, but there is one strange condition attached: he must conceal his true reason for being there from the rest of the Devonport family. The coach is forced to stop when a distressed woman demands to get off, insisting that if she stays in her seat, she will be murdered. Although the rest of the journey passes without anyone being harmed, Poirot's curiosity is aroused, and his fears are later confirmed when a body is discovered with a macabre note attached... Could this new murder and the peculiar incident on the coach be clues to solving the mystery of who killed Frank Devonport? And if Helen is innocent, can Poirot find the true culprit in time to save her from the gallows?"--

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Book #4 in the new Hercule Poirot books by Sophie Hanna. The Agatha Christie estate commissioned crime writer Sophie Hannah to write a new Poirot novel in 2014, and this is now the 4th book in the new series. -Beth

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The Thursday murder club

Richard Osman

MYSTERY Osman Richard
Mystery

"In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. There's Red Ron, the infamous former socialist firebrand, still causing trouble; gentle Joyce, widowed, pining for another resident, but surely not as innocent as she seems; Ibrahim, a former therapist who undersands the darker side of human nature; and Elizabeth? Well, no one is quite sure who she really is, but she's definitely not a woman to underestimate. When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. The friends might be septuagenarians, but they are cleverer than most. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before its too late?

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Looking for a fun, quick read? Look no further than Richard Osman's "The Thursday Murder Club." -Anne M

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Double fudge brownie murder

Joanne Fluke

MYSTERY Fluke Joanne
Mystery

Life in Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama to manage. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can barely find the time to think about her bakery - let alone the town's most recent murder... Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She's eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel. Now Hannah is the number-one suspect. As she sets out in search of the culprit she discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie...

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Book #18 in the Hannah Swensen series. As of of 2021 there are 27 books in this series. -Beth