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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The next wife / Kaira Rouda.
"Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age...Tish believes she's won...But the truth is, ther…
Lemon drop dead / Amanda Flower.
"Bailey King wants to celebrate Emily Keim's forthcoming bundle of joy...Everyone in Harvest, Ohio has gathered at the town gazebo...and in a last-minute invite, Emily's sister Esther...A mysterious Amish woman confronts Emily claiming to know about her s…
Murder in the cookbook nook / Ellery Adams.
"Virginia is for lovers--and Storyton Hall is its best vacation spot for lovers of books. The big event this summer at Jane Steward's resort is A Bookish Cook-Off. It's a blend of the literary and the culinary--but someone's headed for the mortuary... Six…
Gambit / David Hagberg.
"The next Kirk McGarvey novel, Gambit, is an international thriller with non-stop action, perfect for fans of Jason Bourne. "If you like thrillers full of international intrigue, Hagberg is a major find." -Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author An…
Bone rattle / Marc Cameron.
Pulled from their duties to keep track of sequestered jurors in a high-profile trial involving a massive drug conspiracy, Arliss Cutter and deputy Lola Teariki realize that they are dealing with something much bigger, and darker, than a simple drug trial …
The other side of the door / Nicci French.
"When Bonnie Graham arrives at her boyfriend’s apartment in London, she is horrified to discover a dead body in a pool of blood on the floor. But she doesn’t call the police. Bonnie hides the corpse and then carefully wipes away any evidence she was ever …
Girl, 11 / Amy Suiter Clarke.
"In this debut thriller for fans of Riley Sager and Karin Slaughter, a social worker turned true crime podcaster investigates a decades-old serial killer cold case only to unwittingly create new victims"--Provided by publisher.
The fatherland files : A Gereon Rath mystery / Volker Kutscher; translated by Niall Sellar.
"1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator in the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, far from any standing water. Inspector Gereon Rath’s hunt for a mysterious contract killer has stalled, but this new case will take him to a small town on…
A question of time / James Stejskal.
"When the CIA's most important asset in communist East Germany is compromised, the Agency finds they don't have the ability bring him to safety. They turn to the specialists of Special Forces Berlin to save their agent before he is arrested and secrets ar…
Sherlock Holmes: the novels / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; introduction by Michael Dirda.
"Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock Holmes stories have never been surpassed. Sporting his signature billowing coat and pipe in hand, the genius investigator Holmes captivates readers with his alluring melancholy and su…
The Darling Dahlias and the voodoo lily / Susan Wittig Albert.
"Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of it, t…
When a stranger comes to town / edited by Michael Koryta.
"It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories—a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there’s something undeniably alluring in the…
Murder on Wall Street / Victoria Thompson.
"Reformed gangster Jack Robinson is working hard to bolster his image in Gilded Age New York City society as he prepares to become a new father. But when Hayden Norcross, the man who nearly ruined his wife, is shot in cold blood, Jack knows the police wil…
The last thing to burn : a novel / Will Dean.
"On an isolated farm in the United Kingdom, a woman is trapped by the monster who kidnapped her seven years ago. When she discovers she is pregnant, she resolves to protect her child no matter the cost, and starts to meticulously plan her escape. But when…
The lover : a Sufi mystery / Laury Silvers.
"Baghdad, 295 Hijri (907 CE). Zaytuna just wants to be left alone to her ascetic practices and nurse her dark view of the world. But when an impoverished servant girl she barely knows comes and begs her to bring some justice to the death of a local boy, s…
The March fallen / Volker Kutscher ; translated by Niall Sellar.
"1933: A homeless veteran is found dead under railway arches in Berlin, apparently killed by an army dagger. Gereon Rath is brought onto the case just as the Reichstag mysteriously burns down. Unsettled by the Nazis’ tightening grip, he and Charlotte Ritt…
Mean and shellfish / Tamar Myers.
"The annual Billy Goat Gruff Festival is the undisputed highlight of Hernia's social calendar. But when Magdalena Yoder, village mayor and owner of the PennDutch Inn, had the brainwave four years ago, little did she realize that it would soon attract visi…
We are watching Eliza Bright / A.E. Osworth.
"Eliza Bright is living the dream as an elite video game coder at Fancy Dog Games, the first woman to ascend that high in the ranks-and some people want to make sure she's the last. To her friends, Eliza Bright is a brilliant, self-taught coder bravely ca…
A gambling man / David Baldacci.
"The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re hard-wo…
The unkindness of ravens / M.E. Hilliard.
"Greer Hogan is a librarian and an avid reader of murder mysteries. She also has a habit of stumbling upon murdered bodies. The first was her husband's, and the tragic loss led Greer to leave New York behind for a new start in the Village of Raven Hill. B…
Death of a showman / Mariah Fredericks.
"It is the summer of 1914 and lady’s maid Jane Prescott is back in New York with the Tylers after a glittering society wedding in Europe. On their return, Jane learns another wedding has taken place. Her old dancing partner, Leo Hirschfeld, has married a …
The sign of death / Callie Hutton.
"Bath, England, 1891. Mr. James Harding was a lot of things–businessman, well-to-do, probable scoundrel–but a drinker he most assuredly was not. So when Harding is believed to have drunkenly fallen to his death into the icy River Avon, Lord William Wethin…
Loose lips / Mack Guinness.
"People get killed every day in the streets of New Orleans. It's the murder capital and no one seems to care. 'A drug deal gone bad,' is what the news reports and police usually say. But when two young brothers are brutally murdered on Super Bowl Sunday C…
Heaven's a lie : a novel / Wallace Stroby.
"Joette Harper's life brings new meaning to the phrase 'paycheck to paycheck.' Struggling to afford her mother's sky-high medical bills and also keep the lights on in her trailer home, Joette needs a break. So, when she spies a bag full of money amongst t…
A wicked conceit / Anna Lee Huber.
"March 1832. Edinburgh, Scotland. Kiera and Gage have been eagerly awaiting their bundle of joy but trouble has been brewing in the form of roguish criminal Bonnie Brock Kincaid. A new book and subsequent play features some of Kincaid's daring exploits as…
Bitterroot Lake : a novel / Alicia Beckman.
"Twenty-five years ago, during a celebratory weekend at historic Whitetail Lodge, Sarah McCaskill had a vision. A dream. A nightmare. When a young man was killed, Sarah’s guilt over having ignored the warning in her dreams devastated her. Her friendships …
Checking out crime / Laurie Cass.
"Minnie and her rescue cat Eddie can often be found out and about in their bookmobile near Chilson, Michigan, delivering great reads to grateful patrons all over the county. But they always brake for trouble, and when Minnie sees a car speeding away down …
In the company of killers / Bryan Christy.
"Tom Klay is a celebrated investigative wildlife reporter for the esteemed magazine The Sovereign. But Klay is not just a journalist. His reporting is cover for an even more dangerous job: CIA agent. Klay’s press credentials make him a perfect spy–able to…
Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer / Lee Hollis.
"Private investigator Poppy Harmon likes the anonymity of working behind the scenes for the hottest names in Palm Springs. But when solving a case demands dragging her old acting career out of retirement, it’s lights . . . camera . . . murder! Cast in her…
Death at the salon / Louise R. Innes.
"When Ooh La La regular Mel Haverstock left the hair salon that morning, no one expected it would be her final parting. But when Daisy closes shop Saturday night, she finds her client dead as the mullet cut. Homicide is back in style in the quiet village …
One got away : a novel / S.A. Lelchuk.
"PI Nikki Griffin--a badass bookseller who punishes abusers--is back in S. A. Lelchuk's One Got Away... Nikki Griffin, a private investigator when she isn't running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco fa…
What the devil knows / C.S. Harris.
"It's October 1814. The war with France is finally over, Europe's diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together, and London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the shock…
Big little spies / Krista Davis.
"The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians, WAG for short, are in town for a pet adoption charity ball, and Holly is making sure to roll out the red carpet for her special guests. She and her furry best friend Trixie are busy keeping the WAG ladies happy…
Ocean prey / John Sandford
"An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver... a dive…
Stargazer / Anne Hillerman.
What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene takes an unexpected twist when she's called to help find an old friend. Years ago,…
The last one home / Victoria Helen Stone.
"Lauren Abrams wants nothing to do with her damaged mother, whose spurious testimony sent Lauren’s father to prison for murder years ago. After a serial killer’s confession to the crime restored justice, Lauren chose to live with her father and grandmothe…
Murder at Wedgefield Manor / Erica Ruth Neubauer.
"England, 1926: Wedgefield Manor, deep in the tranquil Essex countryside, provides a welcome rest stop for Jane and her matchmaking Aunt Millie before their return to America. While Millie spends time with her long-lost daughter, Lillian, and their host, …
Knitty gritty murder / Peggy Ehrhart.
"Most times of the year, the tight-knit community gardens in quaint Arborville, New Jersey, overflow with seasonal vegetables and herbs. But who planted the dead body? Farm-to-table enthusiast Jenny Miller had a cookbook in the works when she was suddenly…
The end of men / Christina Sweeney-Baird.
"The year is 2025, and a mysterious virus has broken out in Scotland--a lethal illness that seems to affect only men. When Dr. Amanda MacLean reports this phenomenon, she is dismissed as hysterical. By the time her warning is heeded, it is too late. The v…
The perfect daughter / D.J. Palmer.
"Penny Francone, age sixteen, is a murderer. Her guilt is beyond doubt: she was found alone in the victim’s apartment, covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. The victim’s identity and her secret relationship to Penny give Penny the perfect motive, s…
The Windsor knot : a novel / SJ Bennett.
"It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her ninetieth birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian…
Poetic justice / Andrea J Johnson.
"Twenty-five year old Victoria Justice has never really gotten over a near drowning at the hands of a high school bully, but has attempted to build her confidence and career as a court stenographer under the mentorship of The Honorable Frederica Scott Wan…
House standoff / Mike Lawson.
"The fifteenth novel in Mike Lawson's acclaimed series follows Joe DeMarco to Wyoming, scene of an armed standoff between a defiant cattle rancher and federal agents. But DeMarco doesn't care about the standoff; this mission is personal for him. When some…
Three missing days / Colleen Coble.
"The third book in a riveting new series from USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble"--Provided by publisher.
Breakout : a thriller / Paul Herron.
An imprisoned ex-cop and a rookie correctional officer team up to survive and exact vengeance when their Miami jail is abandoned in the wake of two colliding Category 5 hurricanes.
The drowning kind / Jennifer McMahon.
"When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day…
Deadly editions / Paige Shelton.
"It’s a quiet, snowy morning at The Cracked Spine bookshop, when bookseller Delaney Nichols receives a mysterious visitor, a messenger. He presents her with a perplexing note: an invitation to a meeting with eccentric socialite Shelagh O'Conner, who reque…
Under the cover of murder / Lauren Elliott.
"It promises to be Greyborne Harbor's wedding of the year. The impending nuptials of Serena Chandler and Zach Ludlow will take place aboard his family's luxurious super-yacht, currently moored in the harbor and the talk of the town. But on the day of the …
Where the ice falls / J. E. Barnard.
When Zoe and her teenage daughter discover an ice-covered corpse at her boss’s mountain chalet, ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae trades her Christmas shopping for Victim Services duty. The dead man is Eric, an intern at the Calgary oil company where Zoe works. Rep…
Flight / Laura Griffin.
"When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she's decided to make her living as a wildlife photographer...But her plans are quickly upended when one morning, she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe...Lo…
A deadly influence / Mike Omer.
"Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. That all changes when she gets a call from Eden Fletcher, a fellow survivor of the infamous Wilcox cult...…
The finder / Will Ferguson.
The world is filled with wonders, lost objects--all real--all still out there, waiting to be found: the missing Fabergé eggs of the Romanov dynasty, worth millions; the last reel of Alfred Hitchcock's first film; Buddy Holly's iconic glasses; Muhammad Ali…
Hummingbird salamander / Jeff VanderMeer.
"From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Annihilation, comes a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the end of all things"--Provided by publisher.
Animal instinct / David Rosenfelt.
"The K Team is back in the second installment in this spinoff series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt's beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries. Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, a German shepherd named Simon Garfunkel, are recently retired police office…
Death with a double edge / Anne Perry.
"Daniel Pitt's investigation into his colleague's murder leads him through London's teeming underbelly to one of the Royal Navy's most powerful shipbuilders in a thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry"--Provided by publisher.
Bodies and bows / Elizabeth Penney.
"Iris Buckley is hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation now that the summertime rush is winding down in Blueberry Cove, Maine. Her apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her friendships are stronger than ever, and now she’s ready for all of t…
The hiding place / Paula Munier.
"Mercy and Elvis are back in The Hiding Place, the most enthralling entry yet in USA Today bestselling Paula Munier's award-winning Mercy Carr mystery series. When the man who killed her grandfather breaks out of prison and comes after her grandmother, Me…
Witch is when everything went crazy / Adele Abbott.
"A love struck cat, a wedding, and a hit-and-run murder - there's never a dull moment for P.I. (and budding witch), Jill Gooder. But how will she cope when the magic goes to a whole new level?" --back cover
Murder by page one / Olivia Matthews.
"Marvey, a librarian, has moved from Brooklyn to a quirky small town in Georgia. When she's not at the library organizing events for readers, she's handcrafting book-themed jewelry and looking after her cranky cat. At times, her new life in the South stil…
Karolina and the torn curtain / Maryla Szymiczkowa ; translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
"Cracow, 1895. Zofia and her maid Franciszka have their hands full organizing Easter festivities, especially with the household short one servant—where has the capable Karolina disappeared to? Shortly after, Zofia hears that the body of a young woman, vio…
Drown her sorrows / Melinda Leigh.
"When Sheriff Bree Taggert discovers the body of a young woman floating near the bank of the Scarlet River, a note in her abandoned car suggests suicide. The autopsy reveals a different story. Holly Thorpe was dead long before she dropped off the bridge a…
Judas horse / Lynda La Plante.
"Violent burglars have been terrorizing residents across the English countryside. But when a mutilated body is discovered in a luxurious Cotswolds manor house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves. As Detective Jack Warr …
Heartbreak Bay / Rachel Caine.
"A car submerged in a remote pond. The bodies of two girls strapped into their seats. The mystery of their mother, vanished without a trace, leads Gwen Proctor and Kezia Claremont into dangerous territory. On the surface, Gwen's life is good-two children …
Search for her / Rick Mofina.
"At a truck stop near Las Vegas, fourteen-year-old Riley Jarrett vanishes from her family's RV, turning their cross-country dream of starting over into a nightmare. Investigators have their work cut out for them. The massive, bustling truck plaza in the d…
A beautiful blue death / Charles Finch.
"Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire, and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance t…
Surrender the dead : a novel / John Burley.
"When Erin Reece left Wolf Point, Montana, after graduating high school fifteen years ago, she'd planned to never set foot in her childhood hometown again. But an urgent phone call from her father's doctor leaves Erin with no choice but to return to the p…
Knock knock / Anders Roslund ; translated from the Swedish by Elizabeth Clark Wessel.
"Seventeen years ago, Criminal Inspector Ewert Grens was called to the scene of a brutal crime. A family had been murdered, and the only survivor–and witness–was the five-year-old daughter. The girl was placed in the witness protection program, and the ca…
The last exit / Michael Kaufman.
"Set in Washington D.C. 20 years from now, climate change has hit hard, fires are burning, unemployment is high, and controversial longevity treatments are only available to the very rich. Enter resourceful young police detective, Jen B. Lu, and her 'part…
House of the patriarch / Barbara Hambly.
Reluctantly accepting a missing-persons case in New York, Benjamin January navigates religious zealots, human circus shows and kidnapping slavers to solve the mystery of a girl's baffling disappearance from a crowded steamboat.
The last protector / Andrew Taylor.
"When an exiled Richard Cromwell sneaks back into England to reignite the English Civil Wars of his father's time, government agent James Marwood's ensuing investigation is complicated by Cat Lovett's dangerous family secret"--Provided by publisher.
Savage road : a thriller / Chris Hauty.
Hayley Chill descends even deeper into the dangerous political web of Washington D.C. when she seeks the source of devastating cyber attacks against the United States while trying to prevent the president from starting another world war.
Girl gone missing / Marcie R. Rendon.
"Most people call Renee Blackbear—the nineteen-year-old Anishinabe woman—'Cash.' Why? Because she drives trucks for cash. She plays pool for cash. She pays with cash. Now she’s in college, thanks to Sheriff Wheaton, the guy who pulled her from her mother’…
A deadly fortune / Stacie Murphy.
"Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City: along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a h…
The man who didn't fly / Margot Bennett ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
"Four men were due to fly to Dublin. When disaster strikes and the plane goes down over the Irish sea, only three of them were on board. With the identities of the flyers scattered to the winds, the police turn to the Wade family, whose patchy account and…