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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Leave no trace : a national parks thriller / A.J. Landau.
"In a daring, brutal act of terrorism, an explosion rocks and topples the Statue of Liberty. Special Agent Michael Walker of the National Park Service is awakened by his boss with that news and sent to New York as the agent-in-charge. Not long after he la…
The boy who cried bear / Kelley Armstrong.
"Haven's Rock is a well-hidden town surrounded by forest. And it's supposed to be, being that it's a refuge for those who need to disappear. Detective Casey Duncan and her husband, Sheriff Eric Dalton already feel at home in their new town, which reminds …
Ill-fated fortune / Jennifer J. Chow.
"Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom’s apron strings in their magical bakery in the quaint town of Pixie, California. Her mother’s enchanted baked goods, including puffy pineapple buns and creamy egg tarts, bring instant joy to all who consume…
Mrs. Morris and the mermaid / Traci Wilton.
"Charlene and her handsome spectral friend, Dr. Jack Strathmore, are thrilled that their Salem, Massachusetts, B&B is overflowing with mermaids in advance of the town's newest attraction--a mermaid parade! Retired Hollywood actress Trinity Powers has even…
Five furry familiars / Lynn Cahoon.
"To keep her cooking school and catering business, Mia's Morsels, afloat, Mia's handed off oversight to her boyfriend Trent's mother while she focuses on earning a steady paycheck. Too bad her mean-spirited boss at the lodge keeps the misery flowing as st…
Nobody's angel / by Jack Clark.
"Two killers stalk the streets of Chicago--can one taxi driver corner them both? Eddie Miles is one of a dying breed: a Windy City hack who knows every street and back alley of his beloved city and takes its recent descent into violence personally. But wh…
All shot up / Chester Himes.
"A gold Cadillac, about as large as an ocean liner, rocks a woman to the pavement in the cold streets of Harlem. Three goons in cop uniforms heist a small fortune and leave an important politician dead. All told eight bodies stack up over the long, bloody…
The big gold dream / Chester Himes.
"Alberta Wright drops dead on the street during a sermon by the charismatic con man Sweet Prophet. Her partner rushes home to avoid the cops, only to find her apartment looted by someone looking for her stash of cash. But soon it becomes apparent that the…
When she left : a thriller / E. A. Aymar
"When Melissa Cruz falls hard for a dreamy-eyed photographer named Jake, she can’t resist the urge to run away with him. The problem is that she already has a boyfriend, a rising star in his family’s crime organization. Betrayed and humiliated, Chris isn’…
Smoke kings : a novel / Jahmal Mayfield.
"Nate Evers, a young black political activist, struggles with rage as his people are still being killed in the streets 62 years after Emmett Till. When his little cousin is murdered, Nate shuns the graffiti murals, candlelight vigils, and Twitter hashtags…
Owning up : new fiction / George Pelecanos.
"When the son of the Carusos is involved in a hold up, the family home comes under siege in the form of a no-knock warrant. Months after the cops destroyed their home, the Carusos struggle to return to normal. Elsewhere, two former inmates reunite by chan…
Hollywood hustle : a thriller / Jon Lindstrom.
"Winston Greene, a has-been film star, wakes one morning to find his six-year-old granddaughter at his bedside—traumatized, unattended, and gripping onto a thumb drive. She comes bearing video proof that her mother, Win’s troubled adult daughter, has been…
Fatal witness / Patricia Bradley.
"As a child, artist and potter Dani Bennett witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. With no memory of the incident or her true identity, she was forced to take on a new name and a new life, hidden away in Montana for the past 25 years. Mae Richmond ha…
The devil's daughter / Gordon Greisman.
"Most nights PI Jack Coffey can be found hanging out in smoky Greenwich Village jazz clubs with well-known mobsters, jazzmen, and hoods. So, when an uptown financier calls him in for a job, it seems like he's headed for tonier climes. But it turns out the…
A smoking bun / Ellie Alexander.
"The mountains are calling in Ashland, Oregon, where pastry chef turned amateur sleuth, Jules Capshaw, is baking up a bevy of spiced curry buns and chai cookies for a moonlit snowshoe tour. Ramiro’s family is visiting from Spain and Jules can’t wait to ta…
The antique hunter's guide to murder : a novel / C. L. Miller.
"What antique would you kill for? Freya Lockwood is shocked when she learns that Arthur Crockleford, antiques dealer and her estranged mentor, has died under mysterious circumstances. She has spent the last twenty years avoiding her quaint English hometo…
The woman who lowered the boom / David Handler.
A beloved ghostwriter-sleuth is finally on the precipice of reclaiming his previous literary fame when threats against his editor appear to put both his career and her life in jeopardy.
A step past darkness / Vera Kurian.
There’s something sinister under the surface of the idyllic, suburban town of Wesley Falls, and it’s not just the abandoned coal mine that lies beneath it. The summer of 1995 kicks off with a party in the mine where six high school students witness a horr…
Riley Thorn and the corpse in the closet / Lucy Score.
"Summer is heating up for reluctant psychic Riley Thorn and her handsome private investigator boyfriend, Nick Santiago. First, her disapproving grandmother arrives determined to make Riley take her powers seriously or face the wrath of 'the Guild.' Then t…
Fur love or money / Sofie Ryan.
"Secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, sniff out the suspect in this new, delightful Second Chance Cat Mystery from New York Times bestselling author, Sofie Ryan. Sarah Grayson is taking a break from her bustling secondhand shop i…
Union station / David Downing.
"John Russell, an English journalist who specializes in human-interest pieces, had always been a reluctant spy. It’s a dangerous life—especially when you are tasked with being a double agent for Soviet and American intelligence, in a city as fraught with …
The essential Harlem detectives / Chester Himes ; with an introduction by S. A. Cosby.
"A Rage in Harlem introduces detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson in a searing escapade. In The Real Cool Killers, the duo investigates a shooting and discovers an unsettling personal connection. In The Crazy Kill, a man is found in a bread…
The best bad things / Katrina Carrasco.
"It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency—but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man—Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermin…
The girl next door / A. J. Rivers.
"Sherwood is a sleepy little town full of friendly faces and friendlier neighbors, which is why FBI agent Emma Griffin isn't surprised when her new neighbor starts stopping by to chat. Turns out her neighbor has a dark past and secrets which made her run.…
The girl in the manor / A.J. Rivers.
"What do the death of a young child and the sudden death of the girl in the manor have in common? Was it simply just a coincidence or is there something far more disturbing than anyone could ever imagine? Everly Zara, a beautiful young woman, is found dea…
The girl in cabin 13 / A. J. Rivers.
"FBI agent Emma Griffin is sent undercover to the small sleepy town of Feathered Nest to uncover the truth behind the strings of disappearances that has left the town terrified. To Emma there is nothing that can lay buried forever. Even though her own chi…
The girl that vanished / A. J. Rivers.
"One call from her past was all it took to change everything. A ten-year-old girl has vanished on her way home from camp. And things took a turn for the worse when another child, a child that Emma knows, goes missing. Disappearances, death, and tragedie…
Paper cage : a novel / Tom Baragwanath.
"How far would you go to keep your family safe? Lorraine Henry is generally content to keep her head down and get on with her work as a records clerk at the Masterton police station. But when children start going missing in her small town, Lo can't help b…
Crime and cherry pits / Amanda Flower.
"Shiloh Bellamy can hardly believe it--for the first time in her family farm's seventy-year history, she has managed to score a highly coveted booth at the Cherry Farm Market in Traverse City, Michigan. It's a huge win in her master plan to bring the run-…
Under the storm : a novel / Christoffer Carlsson ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
"On a cold November night, a farmhouse burns to the ground. Inside a young woman is found dead—not from the fire but murdered. To the people in the rural community of Marbäck, this becomes a reference point: a before and after. For ten-year-old Isak Nyqvi…
A pie to die for / Gretchen Rue.
"Este March runs the family-owned Lucky Pie Diner on Split Pine Island in Northern Michigan. The pies at Lucky Pie aren't just good, they're magical, with a family recipe that grants certain customers their greatest hopes and dreams when they eat the pie.…
One wrong word / Hank Phillippi Ryan.
"One wrong word can ruin your life. And no one knows that better than savvy crisis management expert Arden Ward. Problem is, she's now forced to handle a shocking crisis of her own. Unfairly accused of having an affair with a powerful client, Arden's life…
Death of a spy / M. C. Beaton with R. W. Green.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth has some major problems to deal with – crimes and criminals, even law enforcement agents, that he doesn’t want anywhere near his beloved Highland village in Lochdubh. Hamish is worried about how the locals, as well as those in the…
The Atlas Maneuver / Steve Berry.
"1945. In the waning months of World War II, Japan hid vast quantities of gold and other stolen valuables in boobytrapped underground caches all across the Philippines. By 1947 some of that loot was recovered, not by treasure hunters, but by the United St…
Three-inch teeth / C.J. Box.
"A rogue grizzly bear has gone on a rampage—killing, among others, the potential fiancé of Joe’s daughter. At the same time, Dallas Cates, who Joe helped lock up years ago, is released from prison with a special list tattooed on his skin. He wants revenge…
Last seen in Havana / Teresa Dovalpage.
"In 2019, newly widowed baker Mercedes Spivey flies from Miami to her native Cuba to care after her ailing paternal grandmother. Mercedes's life has been shaped by loss, beginning with the mysterious unsolved disappearance of her mother when Mercedes was …
The Juliet code / Pepper Basham.
"Frederick and Grace Percy finally make it to Italy to enjoy a delayed honeymoon and explore the beauties of the historic city of Venice. To their surprise, their friend, Detective Jack Miracle, is also in the city, investigating a series of art heists st…
Village in the dark / Iris Yamashita.
"On a frigid February day, Anchorage Detective Cara Kennedy stands by the graves of her husband and son, watching as their caskets are raised from the earth. It feels sacrilegious, but she has no choice. Aaron and Dylan disappeared on a hike a year ago, t…
End of story : a novel / A.J. Finn.
"'I’ll be dead in three months. Come tell my story.' So writes Sebastian Trapp, reclusive mystery novelist, to his longtime correspondent Nicky Hunter, an expert in detective fiction. With mere months to live, Trapp invites Nicky to his spectacular San Fr…
The Goldenacre / Philip Miller.
"Thomas Tallis, inspector of provenance, has just arrived in Edinburgh to authenticate The Goldenacre, a masterpiece by iconic Scottish architect and painter Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Now that the noble family that has owned The Goldenacre since the 1920…
The black moth / Carolyne Topdjian.
"Ever since the hitman's daughter, Mave Michael Francis learned she is the owner of a crumbling grand hotel, life has been upside-down. Not only is she struggling to fit into her new role and to reconcile with her incarcerated father, but a string of biza…
Original sins / Erin Young.
"It’s a brutal winter in Des Moines, Iowa, and the city is gripped by fear. A serial attacker known as the Sin Eater is stalking women and has just struck again. It’s a tough time and a tough place for Riley Fisher, a former small-town sergeant, to be rep…
The washing away of wrongs / G.M. Malliet.
"Max Tudor thought he'd left the world of deceit when he resigned from MI5 to become an Anglican priest. Then his bishop asks him to return to his Oxford college, St Luke's, to investigate the death of its chaplain, and Max realizes there's no leaving the…
The resort : a novel / Sara Ochs.
"Five years ago, Cass barely survived a brutal attack that left her family dead. Now a scuba diving instructor in Thailand, she has spent years trying to build a new, anonymous life for herself as one of the Permanents, a group of expats who have claimed …
One final target / Janice Cantore.
"A warrant service in the San Bernardino Mountains goes horribly wrong when an IED blast kills four police officers. Devastated by the loss of her team, the lone survivor, Long Beach sergeant Jodie King, struggles with her guilt and grief, especially as t…
The guest / B.A. Paris.
"Iris and Gabriel have just arrived home from a make-or-break holiday. But a shock awaits them. One of their closest friends, Laure, is in their house. The atmosphere quickly becomes tense as she oversteps again and again: sleeping in their bed, wearing I…
The chaos agent / Mark Greaney.
"A car accident in Japan. A drowning in Seoul. A home invasion in Boston. Someone is killing the world’s leading experts on robotics and artificial intelligence. Is it a tech company trying to eliminate the competition or is it something even more sini…
Fit for murder : a novel / by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran.
"Former editor of the Cabot Cove Gazette, Evelyn Phillips is back in Cabot Cove. Evelyn tells Jessica and Seth that she got a couple of really weird notes from Bertha Mae Cormier so she's come back to town to check on her old friend. She demands that Jess…
Hurt for me / Heather Levy.
"Rae Dixon is lucky to be alive. Fifteen years ago, she survived being trafficked and abused, escaping her captors to reclaim her life. Now, she's running a thriving business with her best friend and raising a teenage daughter on her own. Rae's finally in…
One wrong move / Dani Pettrey.
"Christian O'Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a young age by his con artist parents. Now making amends for his corrupt past, he has become one of the country's foremost security experts. When a string of Southwestern art heists targets one of the …
Cahokia jazz : a novel / Francis Spufford.
"Like Golden Hill, Cahokia Jazz inhabits a different version of America, and like Golden Hill it has a propulsive and brilliantly twisty plot set within a fully imagined world. Only this world is full of fog, cigarette smoke, dubious motives, danger, and …
A killer romance / Maggie Blackburn.
"When Beach Reads bookshop hosts a Valentine's Day event, "Romance by the Sea", bookseller Summer Merriweather has no idea that the guest author is under investigation for her own husband's murder. When that same author is found dead at the local bed and …
The first death / Kendra Elliot.
"Rowan Wolff was five years old when she, her brother, and their babysitter were kidnapped by a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest. The babysitter was murdered. Rowan was saved. Her brother was killed and buried in the forest, his remains never found.…
Heartbeat / Sharon Sala.
"Sean Pope already lost Amalie Lincoln once. This time, he will risk everything to never have to say goodbye to her again. Amalie Lincoln moved to Jubilee, Kentucky, to start fresh, build her business, and heal the scars of her past. Little did she know …
Of hoaxes and homicide / Anastasia Hastings.
"Sensible Violet Manville and her very ladylike half-sister Sephora are absolutely bored, thank you very much. And though neither of them would ever admit it aloud, they're missing the thrill of playing detective. So when Violet receives a letter from 'A …
Other plans / Caimh McDonnell.
"Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. How much trouble can you possibly get into just stopping to use a restroom? As it turns out, an awful lot. Bunny and Co. are supposed to be keeping a low profile, but nature calls and ironically,…
The smoke in our eyes / James Grady.
Set in 1959...The Smoke in Our Eyes is a cinematic, clock-ticking saga set in a small Montana town. When a fatal car accident shatters ten-year-old Lucas's world, he finds himself confronting crime and vengeance, humor and heroism, all against the backdro…
Deadly to the core / Joyce Tremel.
"After losing her husband in a terrible car crash, thirty-five-year-old Kate is left to pick up the pieces of her life alone. Although she has physically recovered, she worries her spirit never will. But when she learns that she has inherited a fruit orch…
Taste of blood / Lynda La Plante.
"Detective Jane Tennison made a bad choice. She was the one who put in a transfer to the quiet, local police station in Bromley, keen to escape the relentless pressure of her former West End department. Now she regrets her decision. The tedium of petty cr…
The school reunion / Shalini Boland
"The invitation to her school reunion couldn't have come at a better time for Chloe Flynn. Divorced, broke and bored at work, she's living a life her teenage self would hate. Turning the clock back fifteen years might be just what she needs to wipe the sl…
Ilium / Lea Carpenter.
"The young English narrator... has grown up unhappily in London, dreaming of escape, pretending to be someone else and obsessed with a locked private garden. On the eve of her twenty-first birthday, at a party near that garden, she meets its charismatic a…
Radiant heat / Sarah-Jane Collins.
"The blaze came out of nowhere one summer afternoon, a wall of fire fed by blustering wind. Yet, somehow, Alison is alive. She rode out the fire on the damp tiles of her bathroom, her entire body swaddled in a wet woolen blanket. As flames crackled around…
The sanctuary / Andrew Hunter Murray.
"In a disintegrating and lawless near-future, a young man journeys north to a mysterious island owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men—and finds an entire new civilization waiting for him. Ben is a painter from the crowded, turbulent city. For six mo…
Crosshairs / James Patterson, James O. Born.
"A killer uses fearsome precision to take out impossible targets. Detective Michael Bennett teams with a shooting expert—a former Army Ranger and sniper with NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit. But Officer Rob Trilling seems more comfortable with rifles than …
Veil of lies / Jeri Westerson.
"When the secretive, wealthy merchant Nicholas Walcote hires Guest to investigate his alluring young wife Philippa for adultery, he discovers a seedy underworld of covert dealings and violent men of mystery. Philippa is indeed hiding something and she's n…
The framed women of Ardemore House : a novel / Brandy Schillace.
"Jo Jones has always had a little trouble fitting in. As a neurodivergent, hyperlexic book editor and divorced New Yorker transplanted into the English countryside, Jo doesn’t know what stands out more: her Americanisms or her autism. After losing her jo…
Everyone who can forgive me is dead : a novel / Jenny Hollander.
"She has everything to live for—and everything to hide. Nine years ago, with the world's eyes on her, Charlie Colbert fled. The press and the police called Charlie a 'witness' to the nightmarish events at her elite graduate school on Christmas Eve—events…
The search party / Hannah Richell.
"Max and Annie Kingsley have left the London rat race with their twelve-year-old son to set up a glamping site in the wilds of Cornwall. Eager for a dry run ahead of their opening, they invite three old university friends and their families for a long-nee…
Death under a little sky / Stig Abell.
"When Jake Jackson inherits his reclusive uncle's property in the country, the detective seizes the opportunity for a new life away from the hustle of London. The new home in this charming rural idyll is beautiful and the surroundings are stunning. While …
Who to believe / Edwin Hill.
"Monreith, Massachusetts, was once a small community of whalers and farmers. These days it's a well-to-do town filled with commuters drawn to its rugged coastline and country roads. A peaceful, predictable place—until popular restaurateur Laurel Thibodeau…
Cold threat / Nancy Mehl.
"Twenty years ago, several people were murdered in Des Moines, and the only evidence left behind was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in the victims' front lawns. With a suspect behind bars, the killings have come to an end--or so everyone t…
Hammers and homicide / Paula Charles.
"Recent sexagenarian widow Dawna Carpenter thought running her own hardware store after the death of her husband was hard enough. With her adult daughter, April, moving back into town, and Darlene, the annoying boutique owner next door to her shop poking …
The Garden Club Gang / Neal Sanders.
"Committing the perfect crime was just the beginning of their problems. When Paula, Eleanor, Alice and Jean, women of a certain age, plotted to steal the daily cash gate from the Brookfield Fair, they thought they'd split about $125,000. They pulled off t…
Murder at a Scottish castle / Traci Hall.
"With the summer days getting shorter in the seaside village of Nairn, the annual bagpiping competition at Ramsey Castle promises to be quite the end-of-season blowout. Paislee has snagged a special invitation from the dowager countess, who wants to showc…
The ghost orchid / Jonathan Kellerman.
"LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis sees it all the time: Reinvention’s a way of life in a city fueled by fantasy. But try as you might to erase the person you once were, there are those who will never forget the past . . . and who can still find you. …
Lone wolf / Gregg Hurwitz.
"Once a black book government assassin known as Orphan X, Evan Smoak left the program, went deep underground, and reinvented himself as someone who will go anywhere, and risk everything to help the truly desperate who have nowhere else to turn. Since then…
Death by Irish whiskey / Catie Murphy.
"The competition for best whiskey in Ireland will be a publicity bonanza for the winner, and that means there are celebrities involved—like boxer Angus McConal and Megan’s friend Niamh, an up-and-coming actress who’s teamed up with Megan’s uncle, the reti…
The lantern's dance : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King.
"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, hoping for a respite in the French countryside, are instead caught up in a case that turns both bewildering and intensely personal. After their recent adventures in Transylvania, Russell and Holmes look forward to spendi…
The year of the locust : a thriller / Terry Hayes.
"If, like Kane, you’re a Denied Access Area spy for the CIA, then boundaries have no meaning. Your function is to go in, do whatever is required, and get out again—by whatever means necessary. You know when to run, when to hide—and when to shoot. But some…
Knots and crosses / Ian Rankin.
"Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses pro…
Hero : [a novel] / Thomas Perry.
Justine Poole takes her job seriously providing security for wealthy and high-profile Hollywood stars. When she prevents a brazen robbery at the Beverly Hills home of two of her clients--killing two of the five armed robbers in the process--she is initial…
Fatal first edition / Jenn McKinlay.
"Briar Creek Library director Lindsey Norris and her husband, Sully, are at a popular library conference in Chicago to hear book restoration specialist Brooklyn Wainwright give a keynote address. After the lecture, Lindsey looks under her seat and finds a…
Front sight : three Swagger novellas / Stephen Hunter.
"In City of Meat, Charles Swagger is on the hunt for notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson when he traces a tip to the Chicago stock yards. While there, he’s brutally assaulted and discovers that the madman who attacked him is involved in a nearby narcot…
Wings of fire / Charles Todd.
"Including the identity of one of the dead, a reclusive spinster unmasked as O. A. Manning, whose war poetry helped Rutledge retain his grasp on sanity in the trenches of France. Guided by the voice of Hamish, the Scot he unwillingly executed on the battl…
The mysterious case of the Alperton Angels : a novel / Janice Hallett.
"Everyone knows the story of the Alperton Angels: the cult who brainwashed a teenage girl into believing her baby was the anti-Christ. When the girl came to her senses and called the police, the Angels committed suicide and mother and baby disappeared. N…
His dark reflection / Marvellous Michael Anson.
"Love. Secrets. Murder. Mote was keeping secrets when she married Jack. So was he. When the single shot that takes their son's life blows open all they've kept hidden, they have to face their worst nightmares alone. Their daughter, Ara, remembers one thin…
Escape from victory / Caimh McDonnell.
"Sunday mornings are not supposed to be this stressful. The St Jude’s Under-12s hurling team has a match against a hated opponent and their manager, one Bunny McGarry, has made an ill-judged wager on the outcome. His dignity is now relying on the worst t…
Never too old to lie / Neal Sanders.
"The Gang is out for justice. For the first time in her life, Jean Sullivan is free. Her abusive husband died five years ago but, even in death, he managed to control Jean through a punitive trust. Now, that document is broken and, even though she’s now 6…
The last word / Gerri Lewis.
"Obituary writer Winter Snow is no stranger to grief, and writing obituaries for the citizens of Ridgefield, Connecticut, is her way of providing comfort to those who have been in her shoes. But funerals and eulogies are meant for the dead, so when the ve…