Adult Mystery & Suspense

These mystery and suspense books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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List

Fishnet / Kirstin Innes.
"Debut novel in which a woman's search for her missing sister leads her into the world of contemporary sex work. Rona Leonard was only twenty-years-old when she walked out of her sister Fiona's flat and disappeared. Six years later--worn down by a tedious…
A bitter feast : a novel / Deborah Crombie.
"Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife, Detective Inspector Gemma James, have been invited for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds, one of Britain's most enchanting regions, famous for its rolling hills, sheep-strewn green mea…
The art of theft / Sherry Thomas.
"As 'Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,' Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork--or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is des…
The man that got away / Lynne Truss.
"1957: In the beach town of Brighton, music is playing and guests are sunning themselves, when a young man is found dead, dripping blood, in a deck chair. Constable Twitten of the Brighton Police Force has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connecte…
Dark ambitions / Irene Hannon.
"Former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan usually has his camp for foster children to himself during the winter months. But someone has visited recently--leaving a trail of blood. One of the two clues left behind tip Rick off to the identity of his visitor…
The Furies / Katie Lowe.
"In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead. She's posed on a swing on her boarding school's property, dressed all in white, with no known cause of death. Whispers and rumors swirl, with no answers. But there are a few who know what happened; there…
The 19th Christmas / James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
"As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow t…
The bodies in the library / Marty Wingate.
"Hayley Burke has landed a dream job. She is the new curator of Lady Georgiana Fowling's First Edition library. The library is kept at Middlebank House, a lovely Georgian home in Bath, England. Hayley lives on the premises and works with the finicky Glyni…
The bone fire / S. D. Sykes.
When the Black Death reappears in England in 1361, Oswald de Lacy knows that the safest place for his wife and young son is the island fortress of Eden, where his eccentrically pious friend Godfrey has invited the family to stay to wait out the plague dur…
The shape of night : a novel / Tess Gerritsen.
"A woman trying to outrun her past is drawn to a quiet coastal town in Maine--and to a string of unsolved murders--in this haunting tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen."--Provided by publisher.
Mumbo gumbo murder / Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran.
"A shocking murder strikes a sour note during Jazz Fest in the latest New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. It's Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the giant puppets from the Beastmaster Puppet Theatre are parad…
Beyond a reasonable stout / Ellie Alexander.
Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause delves into the murderous political world in another delightful mystery from popular cozy writer Ellie Alexander. It's the dead season in Leavenworth, Washington. The throngs of Oktoberfest crowds have headed home, and the char…
Takes one to know one / Susan Isaacs.
"Just a few years ago, Corie Geller was busting terrorists as an agent for the FBI. But at thirty-five, she traded in her badge for the stability of marriage and motherhood. Now Corie is married to the brilliant and remarkably handsome Judge Josh Geller a…
Quantum / Patricia Cornwell.
International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in the first book in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high. On the eve of a top secr…
Murder in the first edition / Lauren Elliott.
"Addie's getting into the spirit for the upcoming Charity Auction--especially since she's got an 1843 copy of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol to donate. Her former colleagues at the Boston Public Library have confirmed that its worth runs toward the h…
A killer carol / Laura Bradford.
"As the owner of Heavenly Treasures, Claire is busier than ever helping her customers and friends find the perfect gifts for the special people on their lists. She is also organizing One Heavenly Night, a holiday celebration for the entire community that…
Here comes Santa paws / Laurien Berenson.
"As Melanie attempts to deck the halls in a house overrun by pampered poodles, her event planner friend, Claire, is busy playing Santa—beard and belly not included—for the wealthiest clientèle on Connecticut's Gold Coast. A personal shopper gig in the aff…
Christmas cocoa murder / Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day, Alex Erickson.
"Christmas Cocoa Murder by Carlene O'Connor. Siobhan O'Sullivan's hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. No instead of hunting down holiday gifts, she's pursuing a heartless …
Death of a gigolo / Laura Levine.
"After a dry spell, freelance writer Jaine Austen's life is suddenly full of romance. For one thing, she's reconnected with her ex—though her cat, Prozac, isn't happy about it. And Jaine also has a new ghostwriting gig, working on a steamy novel called Fi…
Bomber's moon : a Joe Gunther novel / Archer Mayor.
"A bright and clear bomber's moon is ideal for finding one's target. But beware: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences. Two young women. One, Rachel Reiling, an investigative reporter; the other, Sally Kravitz, a pr…
Murder in the corn maze : a Granny Reid mystery / G. A. McKevett.
"The roots of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency reach back to the 1980s in the little town of McGill, Georgia, where Stella Reid and her seven grandkids enjoy some spooky Halloween fun and stumble into murder. It doesn't take cash, just some good ol…
Bloody genius / John Sandford.
"At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of PC culture. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, righ…
Dachshund through the snow / David Rosenfelt.
"This Christmas, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, can't say no to helping young Danny and his dachshund, Murphy. Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, have started a new Christmas tradition. Their local pet store has a Christmas…
Lethal agent / a Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills.
"A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already badly weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus entirely on maintaining their own power and privilege, ISIS kidnaps a brilliant French microbiologist and forces him to begin ma…
All the devils / Barry Eisler.
"Ten years ago, the daughter of Homeland Security Investigations agent B. D. Little vanished into thin air. So did seven other girls - the crimes all bearing the same signature characteristics. Now the disappearances have begun again. And Agent Little's e…
Sins of the fathers : a J.P. Beaumont novel / J.A. Jance.
"Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement--doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog, Lucy, a ninety-pound coal-black Irish wolfhound; having quiet lun…
Strangers she knows / Christina Dodd.
"I have three deadly problems. 1. I've seriously offended a maniacal killer. 2. I just had a bullet reomved from by brain. 3. My new daughter is growing up too fast--and she's in the firing line. Living on an obscure, technology-free island off Califo…
The stalking / Heather Graham.
"Dark legends come to life. With the execution of a serial killer known as the Artiste, Cheyenne Donegal thinks a grim part of her past is finally put to rest. Her cousin had been the twisted killer's final victim, and then-teenage Cheyenne was integral…
The nanny : a novel / Gilly Macmillan.
"On a hot night in the summer of 1987, Hannah, the Holt family's nanny, left Lake Hall without a trace, devastating seven-year-old Jo. Haunted by the loss of the woman she loved more than anyone, Jo grew up blaming her beautiful, aristocratic mother, Virg…
A golden grave / Erin Lindsey.
"Rose Gallagher always dreamed of finding adventure, so her new life as a freshly-minted Pinkerton agent ought to be everything she ever wanted. Only a few months ago, she was just another poor Irish housemaid from Five Points; now, she's learning to shoo…
Elevator pitch : a novel / Linwood Barclay.
"The New York Times bestselling author of A Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye returns with an edge-of-your-seat thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach--a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disa…
What Rose forgot / Nevada Barr.
"Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's Unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she ove…
The stranger inside : a novel / Lisa Unger.
Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend's house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to…
Strands of truth : a novel / Colleen Coble.
"Suspense melds with romance as the past meets the present in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble... Harper Taylor is used to being alone. Her mother passed away in a car accident when she was an infant, she never kne…
Last pen standing : a Stationary Shop mystery / Vivian Conroy.
When a crafting workshop ends in murder, stationery shop owner Delta Douglas must follow a paper trail of clues to catch a killer and save her business from a terrible fate.
The silent ones / K. L. Slater.
This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder. When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy's mother Juliet cann…
Death by honeymoon : book # 1 in the Caribbean Murder Series / Jaden Skye.
On the rugged, wild, eastern shore of Barbados, Cindy and Clint are enjoying their dream honeymoon, when paradise quickly turns into hell. Cindy finds her newly beloved taken away from her, drowned in a freak accident in the ocean. The local police are qu…
Murder at the palace : a Movie Palace mystery / Margaret Dumas.
"Welcome to the Palace movie theater! Now Showing: Philandering husbands, ghostly sidekicks, and a murder or two. When Nora Paige's movie-star husband leaves her for his latest co-star, she flees Hollywood to take refuge in San Francisco at the Palace, a…
Lana'i of the tiger / JoAnn Bassett.
Pali Moon is hustled into the witness protection after she is involved in the capture of a powerful drug lord, but when a body turns up at her new job she finds herself in the limelight once again.
See that my grave is kept clean : a novel / Bart Paul.
"For readers of Craig Johnson and C. J. Box, a taut, fast-moving contemporary thriller that builds to an explosive, action-filled conclusion. The third book in the acclaimed western thriller series that debuted with Under Tower Peak--named one of the Ten …
A curio killing / Mary Ellen Hughes.
When Callie Reed's ex-boyfriend's band comes to town and the manager is soon found dead, killed with a music box from Callie's shop, she must root out the murderer in order to clear her ex-boyfriend from suspicion.
Livin' Lahaina loca / JoAnn Bassett.
"It's Halloween night in Lahaina Town, Maui and the Mardi Gras of the Pacific is in full swing. But weeding planner Pali Moon isn't in costume--she's on a mission. A bridesmaid has vanished and Pali's canvassing Front Street, ducking into every overcrow…
O'ahu lonesome tonight? / JoAnn Bassett.
"Maui wedding planner Pali Moon is taking a week off from sulky diva brides, Devil-Wears-Prada mothers and hung-over grooms. She heads to Honlulu for a bit of sibling bonding with her brother, Jeff. They plan to spend a week playing tourist in the big c…
Gumshoe granny investigates / by Allen B. Boyer.
"Bess Bullock thought her days investigating crimes for the local police department ended when she retired and moved into the Honey Hills Retirement Home. She was wrong. Now she spends her time tracking down possible drug dealers, thieves, con artists, …
Casket cache / Janice J. Richardson.
Funeral homes are supposed to be quiet. Jennifer Spencer inherits her uncle's funeral home. Her move to the Niagara Region into the aprtment above the Home went well, but in the first week alone, someone breaks into the funeral home. Then, Jennifer fin…
Maui widow waltz / JoAnn Bassett.
"Even 'death do us part' couldn't spoil her wedding day plans. Wedding planner Pali Moon is thrilled when a soon-to-be bride shows up at 'Let's Get Maui'd' inquiring about a lavish beach wedding. That is, until she learns it must be on Valentines Day--j…