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

Murder in the bayou boneyard / Ellen Byron.
"Maggie Crozat's B&B is affected by a new cell phone app that lets locals rent their rooms to tourists so she concocts a Halloween-themed marketing scheme. During the festivities, though, a masked participant gives up the ghost and Maggie must solve the c…
Premeditated mortar / Kate Carlisle
Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career. Her best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove…
In league with Sherlock Holmes : stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon / edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.
"The latest entry in Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger's popular Sherlock Holmes-inspired mystery series, featuring fifteen talented authors and a multitude of new cases for Arthur Conan Doyle's most acclaimed detective. Sherlock Holmes has not only ca…
Mrs. Morris and the ghost of Christmas past / Traci Wilton.
When David Baldwin, who just won a fortune in the lottery, is murdered after handing out checks during a charity event, Salem, Massachusetts B&B owner Charlene Morris and her ghostly housemate step in to find a money-hungry killer.
The art of violence / S.J. Rozan.
Approached by a paroled amnesiac to determine his guilt or innocence in two new murders, Bill Smith and Lydia Chin investigate the suspect's private and professional art circles to determine why he may have been framed.
Heather and homicide / Molly MacRae.
"True crime writer Heather Kilbride arrives in the seacoast town of Inversgail, Scotland, to research a recent murder for her new book. But if that's true, why does she seem more interested in William Clark, a shadowy lawyer with no connection to the murd…
Fool me twice : a novel / Jeff Lindsay.
Thief and disguise artist Riley Wolfe continues his Robin Hood-inspired crusade against the wealthy elite by orchestrating the theft of a highly prized Fabergé egg.
Murder is a must / Marty Wingate.
"I am happy to report that I am finally settling in to my position as curator of Lady Fowling's collection of first edition mysteries at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. I have even made progress with Lady Fowling's former secretary, the orn…
Funeral for a friend / Brian Freeman.
"Jonathan Stride's best friend, Steve Garske, makes a shocking deathbed confession: he protected Stride by covering up a murder. Hours later, the police dig up Steve's yard and find a body with a bullet hole in its skull. Stride is pretty sure he knows wh…
Open house : a novel / Katie Sise.
An art student's unsolved disappearance from a bucolic university river town becomes violently connected to an assault crime 10 years later in ways that expose the obsessions of an unhinged sibling, a trio of friends and a beloved teacher.
Lazarus / Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith.
"The latest installment in the internationally best-selling Joona Linna series sees the Swedish detective on the trail of the worst serial killer he's seen yet. Across the continent, someone is brutally murdering Europe's worst criminals. Who can object t…
McGarvey / David Hagberg.
"When Kirk McGarvey investigates the long-ago, mysterious death of his parents, he uncovers long-buried secrets that put him head to head and mano a mano with . . . Vladimir Putin. When Mac calls Putin out, the Russian dictator decides he wants him dead. …
Deadly Cross / James Patterson.
"A double homicide in the nation’s capital opens the psychological case files—of Detective Alex Cross. Kay Willingham led a life as glamorous as it was public-she was a gorgeous Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and the ex-wife of the vice president. …
How to raise an elephant / Alexander McCall Smith.
"Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of one of Charlie’s pet projects. Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, sometimes it takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, …
Silence on cold river / Casey Dunn.
"On a run through the woods outside her north Georgia hometown, defense attorney Ama Chaplin encounters a mysterious hiker and recognizes him, too late, as a sociopath she successfully defended when he was a teenager. In the intervening seventeen years, A…
Edgar Allan Poe and the empire of the dead / Karen Lee Street.
"Summer, 1849. When Edgar Allan Poe travels to Paris to help his dear friend hunt down the elusive criminal who brought the Dupin family to ruin during the French Revolution, the sleuthing duo are engaged by the prefect of police to recover the stolen let…
The silver shooter / Erin Lindsey.
"It's the spring of 1887, and Rose Gallagher is finally coming into her own. She's the proud owner of a lovely little home near Washington Square, where she lives with her mother and friend Pietro, and she's making a name for herself as a Pinkerton agent …
Hot to trot / M. C. Beaton with R. W. Green.
"When Private Detective Agatha Raisin learns that her friend and one-time lover Charles Fraith is to be married to a mysterious socialite, Miss Mary Brown-Field, she sees it as her duty to find out what she can about the woman. Coming up empty, Agatha—out…
Piece of my heart / Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.
"Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the …
A murder between the pages / Amy Lillard.
"The ladies of Arlo's Friday night book club are obsessed with their latest read but not for the reason Arlo would like. When the unruly group chooses Missing Girl, a local author's bestseller, as their club pick, they quickly determine the novel mirrors …
Tom Clancy : shadow of the dragon / Marc Cameron.
"A missing Chinese scientist, unexplained noises emanating from under the Arctic ice, and a possible mole in American intelligence are just some of the problems that plague President Jack Ryan...Aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean a sonar operator he…
Daylight / David Baldacci.
"FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy -- from which neither of them will escape unscathed"--Provided by publisher.
V2 : a novel of World War II / Robert Harris.
A World War II German rocket engineer under orders to launch V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland and an actress-turned-English intelligence officer with a mission to neutralize the bombings land on opposite sides in a desperate hunt for a saboteur.
Never look back / Mary Burton.
"After multiple women go missing, Agent Melina Shepard of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation makes the impulsive decision to go undercover as a prostitute. While working the street, she narrowly avoids becoming a serial killer's latest victim; as much …
The kingdom / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Robert Ferguson.
"Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn’t wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his homet…
Death of a bean counter / Sandra Balzo.
"Maggy Thorsen's head is spinning thanks to partner Sarah Kingston's latest idea - selling luxe espresso machines in their Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy soon faces a far bigger problem when her fiance, sheriff Jake Pavlik, makes an of…
The misadventures of Nero Wolfe : parodies and pastiches featuring the great detective of West 35th Street / edited by Josh Pachter.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin have been widely flattered almost from the moment Rex Stout first wrote about them in 1934. The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe collects two dozen literary tributes to one of c…
The night raids / Jim Kelly.
"A lone German bomber crosses the East coast of Britain on a moonless night in the long hot summer of 1940. The pilot picks up the silver thread of a river and following it to his target, drops his bomb over Cambridge's rail yards. The shell falls short o…
Final cut : a novel / SJ Watson.
"They tried to hide the truth. But the camera never lies. Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people. It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it's a ghost town…
Little cruelties / Liz Nugent.
"William, Brian, and Luke: three boys, born a year apart, trained from birth by their wily m other to compete for her attention. They play nasty games, as brother do. . . yet even after the Drumms grow up into the world beyond, those games--those little c…
Marauder / Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.
"While stopping a violent attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire’s dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. And the billion…
On deadly tides / Elizabeth J. Duncan.
"With a picturesque black-and-white lighthouse, pebble beaches, and stunning views of the sea and mountains, the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales is the perfect place for an idyllic midsummer painting holiday. And watercolor artist, busines…
Murder in old Bombay / Nev March.
"In 1892, Bombay is the center of British India. Nearby, Captain Jim Agnihotri lies in Poona military hospital recovering from a skirmish on the wild northern frontier, with little to do but re-read the tales of his idol, Sherlock Holmes, and browse the d…
Murder by milk bottle / Lynne Truss.
"In the wake of two extremely high-profile murder cases, and with the summer of 1957 finally winding down, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But his hoped-for rest is interrupted when he and his colleagues find a trio of bod…
Moonflower murders : a novel / Anthony Horowitz.
"Branlow Hall is a beautiful hotel in Suffolk on the east coast of England. Unfortunately, it is also the site of the brutal murder of Frank Parris, a retired advertising executive. Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man, is arrested after police fin…
Without a brew / Ellie Alexander.
"It's winter in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington, which for local brewmaster Sloan Krause mean lots of layers, pine- and citrus-flavored craft beers, and getting the new guest rooms at Nitro into pristine condition before visitors flood in …
Fortune and glory / Janet Evanovich.
"When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, the…
The dirty South / John Connolly.
"It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and…
Benita Renee Jenkins : diva secret agent / Lorisa Bates.
"Growing up in 'Do or Die Bed Stuy' Brooklyn, Benita Renee Jenkins has everything going for her--a great job, loving family, loads of friends, and the hope of one day becoming a crime scene investigator. However, thing change when she unknowingly crosses …
The man in the microwave oven / Susan Cox.
"Fleeing from a murder and family tragedy in her native England, where she was the scandal du jour for the tabloid press, Theo Bogart changed her name and built an undercover life in a close-knit San Francisco neighborhood. She didn’t expect to find love …
Head wounds / Michael McGarrity.
"Clayton Istee, son of retired police chief Kevin Kerney, goes up against an elusive Mexican hitman in a mesmerizing story of murder, revenge, and redemption. Given a chance to salvage his law enforcement career, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Detective Clayto…
Have yourself a fudgy little Christmas / Nancy Coco.
"All Allie wants for Christmas is for renovations to be finished on the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop so she can move back home for the holidays. But for now she's staying in her friend Frances' apartment, busily baking batches of holiday fudge. …
Murder at an Irish Christmas / Carlene O'Connor.
Joining the rest of the O'Sullivan clan to spend a music-themed holiday visit with her future sister-in-law's family, Siobhán investigates the untimely demise of a famous conductor only to become snowed in with the case's chief suspects.
A page marked for murder / Lauren Elliott.
"January isn't the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she's also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes…
The nightworkers : a novel / Brian Selfon.
"A debut crime novel about a quirky money launderer, his artist/bagman nephew, and his thief niece"--Provided by publisher.
Under a gilded moon : a novel / Joy Jordan-Lake.
"A novel of wealth, secrets, and murder in the shadow of the Biltmore House. Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts, American "royalty," is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country's grandest example of…
Dying in a winter wonderland / Vicki Delany.
"In the days after Christmas, Merry Wilkinson is looking forward to a much-needed rest. But before that can happen, Luanne Ireland walks through her door. Luanne had asked Merry to help make decorations for her wedding, but has suddenly moved the wedding …
Mrs. Claus and the Santaland slayings / Liz Ireland.
April Claus is adjusting to life in the North Pole with her new husband, Nick, when the suspicious death of an ill-tempered elf, initially ruled an accident, motivates her to investigate suspects on a potentially lethal naughty list.
Veiled in death / Stephanie Blackmoore.
While trying to plan for her own wedding, and getting ready to host the town's Revolutionary War re-enactment, Mallory Shepard is drawn into a centuries-old murder mystery when a local woman is killed by a musket.
Hollyberry homicide / Sharon Farrow.
When the set of Oriole Point's production of A Christmas Carol is plagued by strange accidents and then murder, Marlee Jacob, who is playing Jacob Marley, must find the culprit before it's curtains for someone else.
Murder at the PTA / Lee Hollis.
"Someone is trying to turn Portland High into a school for scandal with a gossipy website called Dirty Laundry. The latest target of ruinous rumors is newly elected PTA president Sandra Wallage. After a heated meeting with outraged parents, Sandra runs in…
The book of lamps and banners : a novel / Elizabeth Hand.
"Photographer Cass Neary is desperate to get home, and she's already lost her camera--like losing a limb. Now her only chance is to cash in on a deal that a friend is about to cut for a legendary illuminated manuscript: The Book of Lamps and Banners. The …
Candy slain murder / Maddie Day.
"Christmas cheer has sent the griddle into overdrive at Robbie Jordan’s popular country store and café. And this year, there’s a new seasonal special to feast on: murder…As December sweeps through South Lick, Indiana, Robbie’s life seems merry and bright …
Gingerdead man / Maya Corrigan.
"When Santa is sleighed by a poison gingerbread cookie at a holiday party, Val Deniston's reputation is on the line . . .This holiday season Bayport, Maryland, is a dead ringer for Victorian London. Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens o…
Mistletoe, moussaka, and murder / Tina Kashian.
When a much-despised caterer is murdered during Ocean Crest, New Jersey's most popular winter event, Lucy Berberian, to save the Kebab Kitchen's Christmas celebration, must get to the bottom of this cold-hearted case.
A Christmas carol murder / Heather Redmond.
"London, December 1835: Charles and Kate are out with friends and family for a chilly night of caroling and good cheer. But their blood truly runs cold when their singing is interrupted by a body plummeting from an upper window of a house. They soon learn…
Death on the green / Catie Murphy.
A driver for Dublin's Leprechaun Limousine Service, American Army veteran Megan Malone must clear the name of a world-class champion golfer, and her newest client, when he is accused of murdering his rival.
Varnished without a trace / Misty Simon.
When her beloved Uncle Hoagie is accused of murdering his wife, the mean-spirited Ronda, Tallie Graver must find the real killer and clear his name, while keeping her mother and grandmother from duking it out during the town's annual Christmas Eve bingo g…
The Christmas egg : a seasonal mystery / Mary Kelly ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
"Chief Inspector Brett Nightingale and Sergeant Beddoes have been called to a gloomy flat off Islington High Street. An elderly woman-Princess Olga Karukhin, an emigrant of Civil War Russia-lies dead on the bed, and her trunk has been looted of its glitte…
Snow / John Banville.
Investigating the murder of a County Wexford priest in 1957, Detective Inspector St. John Strafford navigates harsh winter weather and the community's culture of silence to expose an aristocratic family's dangerous secrets.
The last agent / Robert Dugoni.
Former spy Charles Jenkins travels to Russia after receiving a tip that the agent who sacrificed her life to save his might still be alive and isolated in the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow.
Witches and wedding cake / Bailey Cates.
"Katie will be marrying firefighter Declan McCarthy in less than a week, and she’s still finding time to run the Honeybee Bakery, where she infuses sweets and treats with special spells and cheerful charms. But her hope of getting hitched without a hitch …
Hidden / Laura Griffin.
"When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin's lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this cas…
No escape / Mary Burton.
Psychologist Jolene Granger must team with her ex-husband, Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, to take down the deadly protégé of a dying, incarcerated serial killer.
More better deals / Joe R. Lansdale.
Dispatched to repossess a Cadillac from a deadbeat pet-cemetery owner and his beautiful wife, an unscrupulous used-car salesman embarks on an affair that tests the limits of his character.
The red horse / James R. Benn.
"Just days after the Liberation of Paris, Billy and Kaz are brought to Saint Albans Convalescent Hospital in the English countryside. Kaz has been diagnosed with a heart condition, and Billy is dealing with emotional exhaustion and his recent methamphetam…
15 minutes of flame / Christin Brecher.
"As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright—especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder. When Stella’s friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantu…
Eat, drink and be wary / Devon Delaney.
"The New England Fall Food Fest has begun, and for competitive cook Sherry Oliveri, it’s a chance to take home a prize—and take down a killer. Sherry’s hoping her Savory Shrimp Lettuce Cups will impress the judges, and she’s invited her brother, Pep, to s…
Death at high tide / Hannah Dennison.
"When Evie Mead’s husband, Robert, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, a mysterious note is found among his possessions. It indicates that Evie may own the rights to an old hotel on Tregarrick Rock, one of the Isles of Scilly. Still grieving, Evie is i…
Desert guardian / A. W. Baldwin.
"A moonshing hermit. A campus bookworm. A midnight murder. Can an unlikely duo and a whitewater crew save themselves and an ancient Aztec battlefield from deadly looters? Ethan's world turned upside-down when he slips off the edge of red-rock cliffs i…
Raptor canyon / A. W. Baldwin.
"A moonshining hermit. A big city lawyer. A $35 million con job. An impromptu murder leads a hermit named Relic to an unlikely set of dinosaur petroglyphs and to swindlers using the unique rock art to turn the canyon into a high-end tourist trap. Atto…
Wings over Ghost Creek / A. W. Baldwin.
"A moonshing hermit, a reluctant pilot, a $5 million plunder. Owen discovers a murdered corpse at a college-run archaeological dig in the Utah outback but when he and a park service pilot try to reach the sheriff for help, their plane is shot from the sk…
Ungentlemanly warfare / Howard Linskey.
"1943. With Nazi Germany facing defeat, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring has authorized mass production of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, a jet-propulsion engine aircraft faster than any plane in the Allies' arsenal. But British Intelligence has discovered…
Street music / Timothy Hallinan.
"Eight years ago, Poke Rafferty, an American travel writer, and his Thai wife, Rose, adopted a Bangkok street child named Miaow, forming an unconventional intercultural family. That family has weathered extreme challenges--each of its three members carrie…
Quotients / Tracy O'Neill.
"Jeremy Jordan and Alexandra Chen hope to make a quiet home together but struggle to find a space safe from their personal secrets. For Jeremy, this means leaving behind his former life as an intelligence operative during The Troubles in Northern Ireland,…
This doesn't happen in the movies / Renée Pawlish.
"Witty, intrepid Reed Ferguson is a wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and crime fiction. Shortly after Reed hangs out his shingle, his first client appears. Amanda Ghering is a rich, attractive femme fatale who hires reed to find her missing …
The postman always brings dice / Renée Pawlish.
"In the world of high-stakes gambling, a killer lurks. It's springtime in Denver, and private investigator Reed Ferguson is less than a week away from his wedding. When an old flame, Alicia Ferrigam, shows up asking for help, things quickly go awry. Al…
Fletch / Gregory McDonald.
When a wealthy California industrialist tells apparent beach bum I.M. Fletcher that he wants to be murdered, the undercover journalist investigates the businessman's private life.