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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Dream girl : a novel / Laura Lippman
"Injured in a freak fall, novelist Gerry Andersen is confined to a hospital bed in his glamorous high-rise apartment, dependent on two women he barely knows: his incurious young assistant, and a dull, slow-witted night nurse. Then late one night, the phon…
A distant grave / Sarah Stewart Taylor.
"Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'arcy and her teenage daughter, Lilly, are still recovering from the events of last fall when a strange new case demands Maggie's attention. The body of an unidentified Irish national turns up in a wealthy Long Isla…
Lie beside me : a novel / by Gytha Lodge.
"Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy—but she suspects she’s done something bad. She rolls over toward her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved. But it’s not Niall lying beside her. In fact, …
The killing hills / Chris Offutt.
"Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, returns home on a leave which is about to expire. His wife is about to give birth, but they aren't getting along. He has retreated to his grandfather's cabin to think things through when his…
Choose me : a novel / Tess Gerritsen ; Gary Braver.
"Taryn Moore is young, beautiful, and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story. Her instin…
Suburban dicks : a novel / Fabian Nicieza.
"Andie Stern thought she’d solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a…
Widespread panic : a novel / James Ellroy.
"Freddy Otash was the man in the know and the man to know in ‘50s L.A. He was a rogue cop, a sleazoid private eye, a shakedown artist, a pimp—and, most notably, the head strong-arm goon for Confidential magazine. Confidential presaged the idiot internet—a…
Hostage : a novel / Clare Mackintosh.
"Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant, not the problems with her five-year-old daughter back home or the fissures in her marriage. But the plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling note from an anonymous passenger, someo…
Murder at Sunrise Lake / Christine Feehan.
"It starts in her dreams. Hideous flashes from a nightmare only she can stop. Images of a murderer stalking the ones she cares about most. . . . Stella Harrison thought she had gotten away from the traumas of her past. Running the Sunrise Lake Resort high…
The abduction of Pretty Penny / Leonard Goldberg.
"Joanna and the Watsons are called in by the Whitechapel Playhouse to find Pretty Penny, a lovely, young actress who has gone missing without reason or notice. While on their search, the trio is asked by Scotland Yard to join in the hunt for a vicious mur…
Survive the night : a novel / Riley Sager.
"It’s November 1991. Nirvana’s in the tape deck, George H. W. Bush is in the White House, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer. Josh Baxter, the man behind the wheel, is a virtual stranger …
Little black book / Kate Carlisle.
"Brooklyn and her hunky husband, security expert Derek Stone, have just returned from a delightful trip to Dharma, where the construction of their new home away from home is well underway, when a little black book arrives in the mail. The book is a rare B…
What's done in darkness : a novel / Laura McHugh.
"Seventeen-year-old Sarabeth has become increasingly rebellious since her parents found God and moved their family to a remote Arkansas farmstead where she’s forced to wear long dresses, follow strict rules, and grow her hair down to her waist. She’s all …
The murder on the links / Agatha Christie.
"Hercule Poirot rushes to France in response to an urgent and cryptic plea from a client. But the Belgian detective arrives just too late: the man who had summoned him is found dead on a golf course, stabbed in the back with a letter opener and wearing an…
Third girl / Agatha Christie.
"Three young women share a London flat. The first is a coolly efficient secretary. The second is an artist. The third interrupts Hercule Poirot’s breakfast confessing that she is a murderer—and then promptly disappears. Slowly, Poirot learns of the rumor…
A rogue's company / Allison Montclair.
"In London, 1946, the Right Sort Marriage Bureau is getting on its feet and expanding. Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are making a go of it. That is until Lord Bainbridge—the widowed Gwen's father-in-law and legal guardian—returns from a b…
Tom Clancy's op-center. The black order / created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik ; written by Jeff Rovin.
"They are known as the Black Order. Self-proclaimed patriots and survivalists, they refuse to surrender their values and beliefs to the left-leaning cultural and progressive forces threatening their nation. Military veterans and high-tech specialists, the…
The maidens / Alex Michaelides.
"Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike-particularly by the members of a secret society of f…
Deadly delights / Laura Jensen Walker
"August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means one thing: the annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show, writ Midwestern. It’s a huge draw for the upper crust of Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, of course, bon vivant baker-turned…
A dark and secret place : a novel / Jen Williams.
"When prodigal daughter Heather Evans returns to her family home after her mother’s baffling suicide, she makes an alarming discovery–stacks and stacks of carefully preserved letters from notorious serial killer Michael Reave. The “Red Wolf,” as he was du…
Reserved for murder / Victoria Gilbert.
"Meeting your favorite author in the flesh can be the chance of a lifetime. But for one unlucky fan, her plum place in line at a book signing will lead to her untimely demise. Beaufort, North Carolina, is home to Chapters Bed and Breakfast, owned and oper…
The art of betrayal / Connie Berry.
"Spring is a magical time in England–bluebells massing along the woodland paths, primrose and wild thyme dotting the meadows. Antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is spending the month of May in the Suffolk village of Long Barston, enjoying precious time with De…
Hairpin Bridge / Taylor Adams.
"Three months ago, Lena Nguyen's estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version. But Lena isn't buying it. Now she's…
Shadow target / David Ricciardi.
"Someone is assassinating CIA field officers and Jake Keller's name is next on the list....Jake doesn't know who is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why, but it's a threat he can't ignore. When his small plane crashes in the Alps, Jake is the only s…
Murphy's slaw / Elizabeth Logan.
"Charlie Cooke loves many things, like the Bear Claw Diner, the heated steering wheel of her car, and her orange tabby cat Eggs Benedict. Something she has never loved is the state fair. So when her best friend Annie Jensen begs her for a fair day, she's …
A study in crimson : Sherlock Holmes, 1942 / Robert J. Harris.
"London, 1942. A killer going by the name of 'Crimson Jack' is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is the self-styled …
Beyond a reasonable donut / Ginger Bolton.
"Selling her corn fritters at a carnival, Deputy Donut Café owner Emily Westhill faces off against a murderer who doesn't play fair... Emily and her assistant, Nina, are looking forward to manning the Deputy Donut tent at the Faker's Dozen Carnival in F…
A peculiar combination / Ashley Weaver.
"Electra McDonnell has always known that the way she and her family earn their living is slightly outside of the law. Breaking into the homes of the rich and picking the locks on their safes may not be condoned by British law enforcement, but World War II…
What doesn't kill us / David Housewright.
"Rushmore McKenzie, former St. Paul police detective and unexpected millionaire, does the occasional, unofficial private detective work—mostly favors for friends. He's faced kidnappers, domestic terrorists, art thieves, among others, and had a hand in sol…
The diva serves forbidden fruit / Krista Davis.
"With Old Town’s DIY Home Decorating Festival in full swing, Sophie’s swamped, juggling a bumper crop of artisans, antique dealers, and decorators for the busy street fair. Still, when her best friend Nina suddenly needs a ride from the airport, Sophie is…
The Decagon House murders / Yukito Ayatsuji ; translated from the Japanese by Ho-Ling Wong.
"The lonely, rockbound island of Tsunojima is notorious as the site of a series of bloody unsolved murders. Some even say it's haunted. One thing's for sure: it's the perfect destination for the K- Universiity Mystery club's trip"--Cover page [4].
Door to door quilts / Ann Hazelwood.
Claire Stewart loves her little hometown of Fish Creek and has settled happily in Door County, Wisconsin.
A good kill / John McMahon.
"An electrifying mystery featuring a troubled small-town police detective faced with three interwoven crimes that reveal sinister secrets about his community--and the deaths of his family"--Provided by publisher.
The Bombay prince / Sujata Massey.
"November, 1921. Edward VIII, Prince of Wales and future ruler of India, is arriving in Bombay to begin a four-month tour. The Indian subcontinent is chafing under British rule, and Bombay solicitor Perveen Mistry isn't surprised when local unrest over th…
Castle shade : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King.
"A queen, a castle, a dark and ageless threat--all await Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in this chilling new adventure. The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter to Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of …
Tom Clancy target acquired / Don Bentley.
"Jack Ryan, Jr. would do anything for Ding Chavez. That’s why Jack is currently sitting in an open-air market in Israel, helping a CIA team run an asset-validation exercise as a favor to his friend. It's a cushy assignment - until it's not. Jack's job is …
The disappearing act : a novel / Catherine Steadman.
"A British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the sudden disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition in this psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water and Mr…
No dawn for men / James LePore and Carlos Davis.
"In 1938, Nazi Germany prepares to extend its reach far beyond its borders. The key to domination lies in a secret that would make their army not only unbeatable, but un-killable. MI-6, knowing that something potentially devastating is developing, recruit…
Where have you gone without me? / Peter Bonventre.
"In the heart of New York City, newspaper columnist Eddie Sabella stumbles into the biggest story of his life when a statue is stolen from a church. Not just any statue, but one that was reported to have miraculously wept real tears only the day before―an…
The bullet / Iris Johansen.
"Diane Connors is a dedicated doctor with the world's biggest secret, a discovery that could have shocking global ramifications. But while conducting private research trials, word has gotten out. The wrong people have heard the news and now want to hide D…
Dead dead girls / Nekesa Afia.
"Harlem, 1926. Young black women like Louise Lloyd are ending up dead. Following a harrowing kidnapping ordeal when she was in her teens, Louise is doing everything she can to maintain a normal life. She's succeeding, too. She spends her days working at M…
On skein of death / Allie Pleiter.
"Libby Beckett has come home to Collinstown, Maryland, to fulfill a dream and start over. Last year's messy divorce from her devious pharmaceutical executive husband has given her enough money to finally open her own yarn shop along the Chester River. Ope…
The kobalt dossier : an Evan Ryder novel / Eric Van Lustbader.
"Evan Ryder is back in The Kobalt Dossier, the stunning follow-up to The Nemesis Manifesto from New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader. After thwarting the violent, international, fascist syndicate known as Nemesis, Evan Ryder returns to Was…
The president's daughter : a thriller / Bill Clinton, James Patterson.
"Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL--and a past president--has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie--turning every parent's deepest fear…
Ghost blows a kiss / Carolyn Hart.
"The late--as in Dearly Departed--Bailey Ruth Raeburn is delighted when she's assigned a new mission by Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, even if she is no good at following the rules for Earthly Visitations. This time she's determined to be the per…
Antiques carry on / Barbara Allan.
Vivian Borne--true-crime author, antiques dealer and ex-sheriff of Serenity, Iowa--is looking forward to meeting her new editor in London. Flying first class, rooms at the Savoy...Her long-suffering co-author, daughter Brandy, worries the trip will bankru…
Dog eat dog / David Rosenfelt.
"Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, enjoy walking their dogs, Tara and Sebastian. By this point in their marriage, it’s routine. When out for one of their strolls, their simple ritual isn’t so simple anymore. Across the street, a man is mistreati…
An Irish hostage / Charles Todd.
"The Great War is over, but in Ireland, in the wake of the bloody 1916 Easter Rising, anyone who served in France is now considered a traitor, including nurse Eileen Flynn and former soldier Michael Sullivan, who only want to be married in the small, isol…
The bone code / Kathy Reichs.
"On the way to hurricane-ravaged Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Tempe receives a call from the Charleston coroner. The storm has tossed ashore a medical waste container. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sh…
Fallen / Linda Castillo.
"When a young woman is found murdered in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is shocked to discover she once knew the victim. Rachael Schwartz was a charming but troubled Amish girl who left the fold years ago and fled Painters Mill. Wh…
Tender is the bite / Spencer Quinn.
"Chet the dog,...and his human partner, P.I. Bernie Little, are contacted by a terribly scared young woman who seems to want their help. Before she can even tell them her name, she flees in panic. But in that brief meeting Chet sniffs out an important sec…
Razorblade tears / S.A. Cosby.
"A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a Black man with cops at the door knows to be afraid. The last thin…
An ambush of widows / Jeff Abbott.
"Henry North is a down-on-his-luck cybersecurity expert from New Orleans. Wei "Adam" Zhang is the cofounder of one of Austin's most successful venture capitalist firms. These two men didn't know each other. They had never met. Yet they died together, viol…
Sleeping bear : a thriller / Connor Sullivan.
"After her young husband’s untimely death, Army veteran Cassie Gale decides to take a few days of solitude in the Alaska wilderness before she starts her new job. But when she fails to show up on her first day and her dog is discovered injured at her wrec…
Falling : a novel / T.J. Newman.
"You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must …
Kill all your darlings / David Bell.
"After years of struggling to write after the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman. There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did…
The cover wife / Dan Fesperman.
"From the author of Safe Houses--An electrifying new novel about a CIA agent and a young Moroccan ex-pat who becomes ensnared in the world of radical Islam. When CIA agent Claire Saylor is told that she'll be going undercover to pose as the dowdy wife of …
Silver tears / Camilla Läckberg ; translated by Ian Giles.
In this novel of seduction, deceit, and female power, three generations of women, who have survived in hiding from the men who sought to destroy them, find that secrets always end in tears.
Pup fiction / Laurien Berenson.
Sending her kids to the Graceland School's summer camp, Melanie discovers that murder is on the schedule when she is thrown into a mystery involving the owner's dead estranged husband and three prize-winning Dalmatians.
Runner / Tracy Clark.
While searching for fifteen-year-old Ramona Titus, who has run away from her foster home, Black homicide cop-turned-PI Cass Raines soon discovers that Ramona is holding secrets dark enough to kill for and if Cass can't find her first, she will have nowher…
Unfinished business / J.A. Jance.
"Ali Reynolds's personal life is in turmoil when two separate men show up on the scene-a serial killer and a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from a sixteen-year prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend. With lives hanging i…
Palace of the drowned / Christine Mangan.
"It’s 1966 and Frankie Croy retreats to her friend’s vacant palazzo in Venice. Years have passed since the initial success of Frankie’s debut novel and she has spent her career trying to live up to the expectations. Now, after a particularly scathing revi…
An unlikely spy : a novel / Rebecca Starford.
"A twisting, sophisticated World War II novel following a spy who goes undercover as a part of MI5. But in chasing the secrets of others, how much will she lose of herself?"--Provided by publisher.
Death in bloom / Jess Dylan.
"Sierra Ravenswood is the new part-time employee of the Flower House, a flower shop in Aerieville, Tennessee. It's true she didn't expect to be back in her hometown at twenty-eight-years-old, but after her dream of making it as a singer in Nashville crash…
Auntie Poldi and the lost Madonna / Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn.
"Strange dealings are afoot in the Apostolic Palace—a nun leapt to her death shortly after participating in a seemingly routine exorcism. But when a priest clad in Gammarelli and a Vatican commissario with an almost unholy level of sex appeal turn up at h…
Jackpot / Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous.
"Teddy Fay hedges his bets in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods"--Provided by publisher.
Arctic storm rising : a novel / Dale Brown.
Exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska's Arctic Frontier, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn, after an American F-22 collides with a Russian interloper, is ordered to find a missing stealth bomber before the enemy and prevent a p…
The executive order / David Fisher.
"In a post-Trump and Biden world, an independent senator, Ian Wrightman, is elected president to heal a nation frayed by extreme partisanship. After years of reporting chaos in the White House, digital journalist Rollie Stone and his colleagues embrace th…
Independent bones / Carolyn Haines.
"When Dr. Alala Diakos, a visiting professor of Greek literature, comes to teach at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, it doesn't take long for controversy to follow. With her fervent feminist ideals and revolutionary leanings, she quickly earns the admirat…
Death in Daylesford : the new Phryne Fisher mystery / Kerry Greenwood.
"When a mysterious invitation arrives for the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown retired Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is piqued. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's rural spa country for shell-shocked veterans of World War I. I…
The two lost mountains / Matthew Reilly.
While trying to beat his rivals to one of the five iron mountains - two have which have never been found - Jack West, Jr. learns that a new player has entered the race who has a horrifying plan of his own.
Version zero / David Yoon.
"Max, a data whiz at the social media company Wren, has gotten a firsthand glimpse of the dark side of big tech. When he questions what his company does with the data they collect, he's fired...then black-balled across Silicon Valley. With time on his han…
The saboteurs / Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul.
"Detective Isaac Bell’s wife has said that he is always in the wrong place at the right time. This is certainly the case when Bell thwarts the assassination of a U.S. Senator shortly after meeting the man. This heroic rescue is just the start of the myste…
The devil's hand : a thriller / Jack Carr.
"It’s been twenty years since 9/11, two decades since the United States was attacked on home soil and set out to make the guilty pay with their lives. In the shadows, the enemy has been patient—learning, and adapting. And the enemy is ready to strike agai…
Lies we bury / Elle Marr.
"Two decades ago Marissa Mo escaped a basement prison, the only home she'd ever known...Marissa's moved beyond the trauma and is working under a new name as a freelance photographer. But when she accepts a job covering a string of macabre murders in Portl…
The water rituals / Eva García Sáenz ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor.
"Kraken's first girlfriend, Ana Belén Liaño, has been murdered as part of a ritual not seen for 2,600 years. She has been burned, hung, and then placed upside down in a Bronze Age cauldron. But she is not the only one. Pregnant women all over the region a…
Endings : a novel / Linda L. Richards.
With nothing left to lose, one woman reinvents herself as a killer for hire until she learns about a serial killer so horrible she vows to find him and kill him but instead, plagued by self-doubt, finds herself seeking redemption instead of revenge.
Ride the pink horse / Dorothy B. Hughes ; introduction by Sara Paretsky.
Sailor, a small-time crook, arrives in Sante Fe, New Mexico, determined to blackmail Senator McIntyre.
The foreign girls / Sergio Olguín ; translated by Miranda France.
"Two foreign girls are murdered after a high society party in Yacanto del Valle, northern Argentina. Their bodies are found in a field near sacrificial offerings, apparently from a black magic ritual. Verónica Rosenthal, an audacious, headstrong Buenos Ai…
One for the road / Mary Ellis.
"Travel writer Jill Curtis is sent to Kentucky to uncover what makes the state's bourbon tours so popular. But her visit goes awry when she trips over a body at one of the distilleries and becomes a suspect in a brutal murder. Can she navigate high-stakes…
Saving grace : a novel of suspense / Debbie Babitt.
"For twenty-four years, Mary Grace Dobbs has been searching for salvation. Orphaned at eleven, she was forced to go live with her Bible salesman uncle, wheelchair-bound aunt, and a cousin who tortured and killed small animals. At school, a bully made her …
Double iniquity / Renée Pawlish.
"Denver private investigator Reed Ferguson and his wife, Willie, find a bag full of money in a city park, and it should be as simple as taking it to the police. But nothing is simple for Reed. Before he and Willie can turn it in, the money is stolen, a my…
The advocate's homicides / Teresa Burrell
"Attorney Sabre O. Brown is called upon to defend an abused fourteen-year-old boy of murder after a body is discovered in a shallow grave with the word GOOF scrawled across his forehead. Years later when more bodies are unearthed baring the same GOOF sign…
Killer content / Olivia Blacke.
"Bayou transplant Odessa Dean has a lot to learn about life in Brooklyn. So far she's scored a rent-free apartment in one of the nicest neighborhoods around by cat-sitting, and has a new job working at Untapped Books & Café. Hand-selling books and craft b…