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

Project Namahana : a novel / John Teschner.
"Two men, unified by a string of disappearances and deaths, search for answers—and salvation—in the jungles of Kaua‘i. Together, they must navigate the overlapping and complicated lines between a close-knit community and the hated, but economically-necess…
Little sister : a novel / by Gytha Lodge.
"Jonah Sheens is enjoying a moment of peace in a pub garden on his day off when a teenage girl wanders out of the woods. She’s striking, with flame-red hair and a pale complexion. She’s also covered in blood. When Jonah races to help, the girl insists she…
Hatchet Island / Paul Doiron.
"A call for help from a former colleague leads Maine game warden investigator Mike Bowditch and his girlfriend Stacey Stevens on a sea kayaking trip to a research station far off the coast. Stacey spent summers interning on the island, a sanctuary for end…
The drowning sea / Sarah Stewart Taylor.
"For the first time in her adult life, former Long Island homicide detective Maggie D’arcy is unemployed. No cases to focus on, no leads to investigate, just a whole summer on a remote West Cork peninsula with her teenage daughter Lilly and her boyfriend,…
Monkey in the middle / Loren D. Estleman.
"The monkey in the middle is the one who 'hears no evil.' Private eye Amos Walker doesn’t have that luxury. Hearing the truth, on the other hand, is a lot less common, even from people who need his help. It’s summer in Detroit and Walker’s just received…
The recruit : a novel / Alan Drew.
"Santa Elena in 1985 is a sleepy, sedate town--that is, until unusual crimes start to occur. The body of a dog is left outside a Vietnamese grocery store. An encampment of Mexican strawberry pickers is brutally attacked with mysterious weapons. A wealthy …
Harlem sunset / Nekesa Afia.
"A riveting Harlem Renaissance Mystery featuring Louise Lloyd, a young Black woman working in a hot new speakeasy when she gets caught up in a murder that hits too close to home... Harlem, 1926. After the tense summer that resulted in the death of murdere…
One of the girls : a novel / Lucy Clarke.
The latest twisty psychological thriller from internationally-bestselling author Lucy Clarke, One of the Girls is the delicious story of a bachelorette trip on a stunning Greek island... that ends in murder. It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away.…
Escape / James Patterson and David Ellis.
"A brilliant, twisted billionaire breaks out of prison and goes on a murder rampage. Can detective Bill Harney catch him in time to save a kidnapped girl's life? As Chicago PD's special-ops leader, Detective Billy Harney knows well that money is not the …
Free fall / Nancy Mehl.
"FBI behavioral analyst Alex Donovan and her colleague Logan Hart have been called upon to write a profile for a missing woman, but a little digging quickly turns up more disappearances in Virginia with the same physical description. Alex is in a race aga…
The key to deceit / Ashley Weaver.
"London, 1940. After years of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor—well, to themselves, anyway—Ellie McDonnell and her family have turned over a new leaf as they help the government’s war effort. It’s true that the straight-laced Major Ramsey did…
Red on the river / Christine Feehan.
"Vienna Mortenson isn’t your typical gambler. She prefers to stay under the radar, using her poker winnings to support her family and her community, including the local search and rescue team, which she heads up. Out in the backcountry there’s no time for…
Death and the decorator / Simon Brett.
"Having decided to redecorate Woodside Cottage, Jude has engaged the services of local man Pete, who has painted and decorated the homes of Fethering residents for many years. Pete is currently working on Footscrow House, a large Victorian building which …
Vera Kelly lost and found / Rosalie Knecht.
"It's spring 1971 and P.I. Vera Kelly and her girlfriend, Max, leave their cozy Brooklyn apartment for an emergency visit to Max's estranged family in Los Angeles. Max's parents are divorcing--her father is already engaged to a much younger woman and unde…
The maker of swans : a novel / Paraic O'Donnell.
"In the dead of night, shots ring out over the grounds of a sprawling English estate. The world-weary butler Eustace recognizes the gunman—his longtime employer, Mr. Crowe—and knows he must think and act quickly. Who is the man lying dead on the lawn? Who…
The house across the lake : a novel / Riley Sager.
"The new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager in which a recently fired Broadway star flees to a remote Vermont lake house, only to find out that the area has a history of missing women"--Provided by publisher.
Movieland / Lee Goldberg.
"For decades Malibu Creek State Park was the spectacular natural setting where Hollywood fantasies were made. But when a female camper is gunned down, it becomes a real-life killing ground. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives Eve R…
Lady of bones / Carolyn Haines.
"Carolyn Haines's Lady of Bones is the next novel in the series that Kirkus Reviews characterizes as "Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" featuring sassy Southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney. It's Halloween season in Mississippi as Sar…
The lies I tell : a novel / Julie Clark.
"Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be. A college student. A life coach. A real estate age…
The blue diamond / Leonard Goldberg.
"During a critical stage in World War One, the Governor-General of South Africa journeys to London for a meeting of The Imperial War Conference. Days prior to the conference, the Governor-General is scheduled to have an audience at Buckingham Palace at wh…
A face to die for / Iris Johansen.
"Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father all over the world in search of the tomb of the world's most beautiful woman. Professor Smith set out to prove that, instead of a myt…
The self-made widow / Fabian Nicieza.
"From the cocreator of Deadpool and author of Suburban Dicks comes a diabolically funny murder mystery that features two unlikely sleuths investigating a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage"--Provided by publisher.
Quilted cherries / Ann Hazelwood.
"Claire and her best friend Cher are once again planning the Door-to-Door Quilt show and the theme is Quilted Cherries. It is also the theme of their quilt challenge. Claire is doing her best without Grayson, her significant other, since she refused his p…
What can't be seen / Brianna Labuskes.
A brilliant psychologist faces the secrets and lies of her own dark past in a shocking novel of suspense by the Washington Post best selling author of A Familiar Sight.
The walled garden : a novel / Robin Farrar Maass.
"American grad student Lucy Silver arrives in England hoping to solve a longstanding literary mystery, write her dissertation, and finish her graduate studies in a blaze of academic glory. But as Lucy starts to piece together the correspondence between he…
Midnight at malabar house / Vaseem Khan.
Bombay, New Year's Eve, 1949. As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. Six months after joining the force she…
Red warning : a novel / Matthew Quirk.
"For years CIA officer Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep cover operative responsible for a string of assassinations in the West—and he believes a well-placed source in Geneva can finally get him close to the killer. But when their mee…
Murder is no picnic / Amy Pershing.
"The Fourth of July is coming, and for professional food lover Samantha Barnes, it's all about the picnic. Okay, and the fireworks. And the parade. But mostly the picnic. What could be better than a DIY clambake followed by the best blueberry buckle in th…
Bayou book thief / Ellen Byron.
"Twenty-eight-year-old widow Ricki James leaves Los Angeles to start a new life in New Orleans after her showboating actor husband perishes doing a stupid internet stunt. The Big Easy is where she was born and adopted by the NICU nurse who cared for her a…
Last call at the Nightingale / Katharine Schellman.
"New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day. But at night, she escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal…
Race : a black lives matter thriller / SLMN.
"Caleb Moon is a young idealistic journalist reporting on everyday racial injustices, but when he is arrested at a police brutality protest he meets a racist white cop. The interactions indicate the lengths to which racism is systemic and pushes Caleb's a…
Hungry death : a Cragg and Fidelis mystery / Robin Blake.
"When a blackened body is discovered buried beneath a hot-house, Coroner Titus Cragg uncovers a tale of scandalous secrets stretching back almost twenty years. Coroner Cragg. You think you can find out what happened at this house? You are mistaken. You ca…
The unknown beloved : a novel / Amy Harmon.
"Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there's more to the situation--and to Dani Flanagan herself--than the authorit…
The crusader's cross / Scott Mariani.
"It's a snowy, peaceful Christmas at Le Val, the rural haven that is home to ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope and his associates. With most of the team away for the festive holiday, Ben, recovering from an accident, is one of the skeleton crew guarding the compoun…
Death in Shangri-La / Yigal Zur ; translated from Hebrew by Sara Kitai.
"Ex-Israeli operative turned private investigator, Dotan Naor-- to settle a bet-- agrees to locate the missing son of former acquaintance, now ruthless Israeli arms merchant, Willy Mizrachi. Willy, who does not hesitate to sell killing machines to the mos…
The darkness in the light : a thriller / Daniel Kalla.
"After Brianna O’Brien takes her own life, Dr. David Spears blames himself. Though he understands suicides can be a tragic occurrence in psychiatric practice, this loss hits him particularly hard. With Brianna, he’s convinced he missed crucial warning sig…
Exit strategy : a novel / Linda L. Richards.
"Her assignments were always to kill someone. That’s what a hitman—or hitwoman—is paid to do—and that is what she does. Then comes a surprise assignment—keep someone alive. She is hired to protect Virginia Martin, the stunning and brilliant chief technol…
Mirror lake / Juneau Black.
"Change is afoot in Shady Hollow, with an unusually tense election shaping up between long-serving Chief of Police Theodore Meade and Vera’s beau, Deputy Orville Braun. But the political tension takes a back seat when resident eccentric Dorothy Springfiel…
Denver noir / edited by Cynthia Swanson.
"Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by:…
May God forgive / Alan Parks.
"Detective Harry McCoy returns in the suspenseful, atmospheric fifth installment in Alan Parks' internationally bestselling thriller series. Glasgow is a city in mourning. An arson attack on a hairdresser's has left five dead. Tempers are frayed and senti…
And there he kept her / Joshua Moehling.
"They thought he was a helpless old man. They were wrong. When two teenagers break into a house on a remote lake in search of prescription drugs, what starts as a simple burglary turns into a nightmare for all involved. Emmett Burr has secrets he's been …
Local gone missing / Fiona Barton.
"Elise King is a successful and ambitious detective—or she was before a medical leave left her unsure if she’d ever return to work. She now spends most days watching the growing tensions in her small seaside town of Ebbing—the weekenders renovating old bu…
Tom Clancy zero hour / Don Bentley.
"When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a 'dead-man’s switch,' activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession. Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to in…
The Omega Factor / Steve Berry.
"Enter UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, who works for the United Nations’ Cultural Liaison and Investigative Office (CLIO). Nick’s job is to protect the world’s cultural artifacts—anything and everything from countless lesser-known objects to national t…
The gatekeeper / James Byrne.
"Desmond Aloysius Limerick ('Dez' to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he's at falls under attack. A skilled team attempt…
The woman in the library : a novel / Sulari Gentill.
"The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained…
A fatal booking / Victoria Gilbert.
With a group of children's literature fans staying at her B&B, Charlotte falls down a proverbial rabbit hole after a guest is poisoned at a Mad Hatter tea party, and must investigate a number of guests who all had a motive for disposing of the unfortunate…
A botanist's guide to parties and poisons : a novel / Kate Khavari.
"Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh is determined to blaze a new trail at the University College London, but with her colleagues’ beliefs about women’s academic inabilities and not so subtle hints that her deceased father’s reputation paved…
Death by beach read / Eva Gates.
"It’s spring in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Lucy and Connor have moved into their new home at last, a historic cottage on the Nags Head Beach. The house needs a lot of renovations, but they worked hard over the winter to get it ready. Lucy is n…
Dangerous consquences / Claire Booth.
"Elderly tourists visiting Branson, Missouri for a fun time are instead becoming so sick and disoriented they end up in the ER with Dr Maggie McCleary. She asks the sheriff to investigate and, because he happens to be her husband, Hank Worth readily agree…
The last crossing / Brian McGilloway.
"Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they’d seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite – to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future – they all have their own re…
Last one alive : a novel / Amber Cowie.
"Bestselling debut novelist Penelope Berkowitz is desperate for inspiration for a second book. With the help of her new boyfriend, she embarks on a research trip with a Clue-like team of professionals, ex-lovers, and estranged family members to investigat…
Storm rising : a thriller / Chris Hauty.
"A mystery from covert agent Hayley Chill's past leads her into the depths of a white supremacy conspiracy that threatens to ignite a second Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
Northern light : a novel / Deb Davies.
"After the death of her husband, Claire is finding it hard to adjust to being a widow in northern Michigan. She and her cat quickly find themselves surrounded by visitors, including her best friend, Laurel. The empty house soon feels more like a home unti…
A conspiracy of faith / Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by Martin Aitken.
Jussi Adler-Olsen returns with another shocking cold case in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Mørck holds in his hands a bottle that contains an old and decayed message, written in blood. It is a cry for help from two young brothers, t…
Cold fear : a thriller / Brandon Webb & John David Mann.
"Finn's search for his memory of one fateful night leads him to Iceland--only to be followed by an unhinged assassin intent on stopping him--in the riveting follow-up to Steel Fear, from the New York Times bestselling writing team Webb & Mann, combat deco…
Deep water / Emma Bamford.
Responding to a rescue call in the Indian Ocean, a Captain discovers a mortally injured man and his traumatized wife who describes how their exotic trip to a tiny, remote island forced her to become a murderer.
The ghosts of Paris : a novel / Tara Moss.
"It’s 1947. The world continues to grapple with the fallout of the Second World War, and former war reporter Billie Walker is finding her feet as an investigator. When a wealthy client hires Billie and her assistant Sam to track down her missing husband, …
Clause of death / Lorna Barrett.
"Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, are the co-presidents of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce. Things are changing in the booktown, and some merchants would say not for the better. They grumble that too many non-book-related stores are moving into the…
Thrill of the hunt : a novel / Rita Mae Brown ; illustrated by Lee Gildea.
"It’s the start of fox-hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be…
Dead against her / Melinda Leigh.
Sheriff Bree Taggert uncovers the brutal double homicide of an elderly widow and a bitter, corrupt former deputy she forced out of the department, and becomes the main suspect.
Midnight dunes / Laura Griffin.
"After a scandal derails her television reporting career, Macey Burns comes looking for a change of pace in Lost Beach, Texas. She’s ready to focus on her first passion—documentary filmmaking—and has a new job working for the island’s tourism board, shoot…
The case of the shoplifter's shoe / Erle Stanley Gardner ; introduction by Otto Penzler.
"Sleuthing attorney Perry Mason can’t resist a good mystery, so when he sees an older woman being accused of shoplifting during a department store outing with his assistant, Della Street, he doesn’t hesitate to intervene. Armed with an assumption of innoc…
Fatal flowers / Jess Dylan.
"As Aerieville, Tennessee’s Flower House finally gains in popularity, Sierra Ravenswood finds herself feeling ready for new challenges. Luckily, the shop has grabbed the attention of the mayor’s daughter, and bride-to-be, Marissa Lakely. Sierra is thrille…
White nights : a novel / Deb Davies.
"Laurel and Arnie are delighted when their friends Claire and Charles join them for a visit at their summer home. Tucked away on beautiful Manistique Lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s the perfect place for everyone to relax and enjoy all the state …
Killer on the court / a novel by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran.
"Jessica is delighted when her nephew Grady invites her to spend a few days with his family in an oceanside New York bungalow. She packs her bags and heads down to the city, ready to spend some quality time with Grady, his wife, Donna, and their young son…
And by fire : a novel / Evie Hawtrey.
"Nigella Parker, Detective Inspector with the City Police, has a deeply rooted fear of fire and a talent for solving deadly arson cases. When a charred figure is found curled beside Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument to the Great Fire of London, Nigella is d…
Magic, lies, and deadly pies : a novel / Misha Popp.
"The first time Daisy Ellery killed a man with a pie, it was an accident. Now, it's her calling. Daisy bakes sweet vengeance into her pastries, which she and her dog Zoe deliver to the men who've done dirty deeds to the town's women. But if she can't solv…
Nonna Maria and the case of the missing bride : a novel / Lorenzo Carcaterra.
"Nonna Maria has lived on Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples, her entire life. Recognizable by the widow’s black she’s worn every day for decades, she always has pasta on the stove and espresso in the pot for the neighbors who stop by to ask her advi…
Bear witness / Lark O. Jensen.
"No nine-to-five cubicle career will suit Stacie Calder...Specifically, the spacious and spectacular Alaskan wilderness, whose rugged charms she shares with sightseers on the top deck of the tour boat where she works. But one May afternoon, Stacie's passe…
Death by tart attack / Tamar Myers.
While most of the Hernia community is reeling at the prospect of a giant, bible-themed amusement park being built nearby, someone is opposed enough to poison the developer.
Two little girls : a novel / Laura Jarratt.
"Two girls. One chance. When Lizzie's car crashes with her two daughters inside, she faces a terrible choice. And when she recovers from her injuries, she has to deal with the impact of that tragedy as well as the police investigation into it. As Lizzie a…
Fatal code / Natalie Walters.
"In 1964, a group of scientists called the Los Alamos Five came close to finishing a nuclear energy project for the United States government when they were abruptly disbanded. Now the granddaughter of one of those scientists, aerospace engineer Elinor Mit…
This train / James Grady.
"This Train races us through America's heartland, carrying secrets. There is treasure in the cargo car, along with an invisible puppeteer. There is a coder named Nora, Mugzy, the yippy dog, and Ross, the too-curious poet. On board, it's a countdown to mur…
When the corn is waist high / by Jeremy Scott.
"In the early 1980s, a tight-knit Indiana community is struck by a series of violent murders. Father Solomon Lancaster—the town’s dry-witted sheriff and priest at the community Catholic church—finds himself on the forefront of the investigation. Soon, he’…
Crime hits home : a collection of stories from crime fiction's top authors / edited by S.J. Rozan.
A collection of short stories from some of today's biggest crime writers, including Naomi Hirahara, David Bart, and Sara Paretsky, explores the idea of "home" and the crimes that endanger one's feelings of safety there.