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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Flowers over the inferno / Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap.
"Ilaria Tuti's thriller debut explores a remote community in northern Italy--a place of secrets, eerie folktales, and primal instincts. In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged…
The Department of Sensitive Crimes / Alexander McCall Smith.
"The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog's mental health. Then there are detectives Anna Bengsdotter, who keeps her rela…
The better sister : a novel / Alafair Burke.
"Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky was always restless . . . and more than a little reckless--the opposite of her …
The 13-minute murder : thrillers / James Patterson with Christopher Farnsworth, Max DiLallo, and Shan Serafin.
What do a psychiatrist, a mother, and an expert hitman have in common? Their time is running out in these three fast-paced thrillers from the World's #1 Bestselling Writer, James Patterson. DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD …
Redemption / David Baldacci.
Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.
Before she was found / Heather Gudenkauf.
A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and…
Quarry's deal / by Max Allan Collins.
"Behind the doors of an illegal casino, will Quarry find Lady Luck or a lady killer? As part of his plan to target other hitmen, Quarry follows one from steamy Florida to the sober Midwest. But this killer isn't a man at all -- she's a sloe-eyed beauty, a…
Felicity Carrol and the perilous pursuit : a mystery / Patricia Marcantonio.
Felicity Carrol is interested in everything--except being a proper young matron of Victorian society. Brilliant and resourceful, Felicity took refuge in science and education after her mother died and her father abandoned her to servants. Now, all he want…
In the shadow of the enemy : a French medieval mystery / Tania Bayard.
"Paris, 1393. A masquerade ball at the palace ends in tragedy, with four revellers burned to death. Was it an accident, or did someone deliberately hurl a flaming torch at the dancers? Christine de Pizan investigates, and finds the palace to be a hotbed o…
The house of silk : a Sherlock Holmes novel / Anthony Horowitz.
It is 1890. A year after Holmes' death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimb…
No good tea goes unpunished  / Bree Baker.
"Catering her childhood friend's beachfront wedding was a dream come true for Everly Swan--and, with hundreds of guests in attendance, great exposure for her new iced tea shop and café. But when the well-to-do groom is found floating facedown in the surf,…
A stained white radiance : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke.
Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia -- their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past -- as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou.
77 / Guillermo Saccomanno ; translated from the Spanish by Andrea G. Labinger.
"Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, Gómez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of Gómez's favorite students, is ta…
Triple jeopardy / Anne Perry.
"Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat who's accused of a theft that may hide a deadly crime in this compelling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Twenty-one Days. Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thoma…
Confessions of an innocent man : a novel / David R. Dow.
Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant, a pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizo and a bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachment…
Death of a New American / Mariah Fredericks.
The atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character, Jane Prescott. In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies' maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the B…
Metropolis : a Bernie Gunther novel / Philip Kerr.
"New York Times-bestselling author Philip Kerr treats readers to his beloved hero's origins, exploring Bernie Gunther's first weeks on Berlin's Murder Squad. A portrait of Bernie Gunther in his twenties: He's young, but he's seen four bloody years of tre…
Saving Meghan / D. J. Palmer.
"The Gerard family has lived a charmed life. Carl is a highly successful residential developer with millions in the bank who married his high school sweetheart, Becky, and they have a beautiful daughter, Meghan. But when Meghan is suddenly struck with a m…
A snapshot of murder : a Kate Shackleton mystery / Frances Brody.
Seven keen amateur photographers gather for the most popular openings of the decade. Only six will return. Yorkshire, 1928. Indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton is taking a well-deserved break from her detective work and indulging in her other passion: phot…
The post / Kevin A. Muñoz.
"Ten years have passed since the world's oil went sour and a pandemic killed most of the population. Sam Edison is the chief of police of the Little Five, a walled-in community near Atlanta, Georgia. Edison and other survivors share the world with "hollo…
Evil things / Katja Ivar.
"Northern Finland, 1952, at the height of the Cold War with its neighbor the Soviet Union. A misunderstood, flawed, whip-smart Finnish woman police detective, while fighting against prejudice and political interference, investigates a murder on the Finno-…
Bellini and the sphinx : a novel / by Tony Bellotto ; translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers.
"Who is the missing dancer Ana Cíntia Lopes? Why did her coworkers, Camila and Dinéia, disappear? What does the voluptuous prostitute Fatima want? Who killed renowned surgeon Dr. Samuel Rafidjian? And what is the role of the hulking live-sex performer kno…
A witch to remember / Heather Blake.
"The buzz of excitement over the wdding between wish-granting witch Darcy and Police Chief Nick Sawyer is postively electric....But Darcy's dream wedding is threatened when the Divinitea Cottage, the tea room hosting her bridal luncheon, goes up in flames…
Diary of a dead man on leave / David Downing.
"In April 1938, a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. Fifty years later, Walter Gersdorff, the widow's son, who was eleven years old in the spring of 1938, discovers t…
The fourth courier : a novel / by Timothy Jay Smith.
A Fast-Paced Espionage Thriller for Alan Furst Fans Set in Post-Cold War Poland. It is 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, and the communist era has just ended. A series of grisly murders suddenly becomes an international case when it's feared that the victims may ha…
King of kings / Wilbur Smith with Imogen Robertson.
Cairo, 1888. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him an…
The Loch Ness papers / Paige Shelton.
"Bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends a Loch Ness monster enthusiast; when he stands accused of murder she'll do whatever it takes to learn who the killer is--and whether Nessie herself is really lurking in the Scottish waters. Delaney Nichols is delighte…
Who slays the wicked : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery / C.S. Harris.
"The death of a fiendish nobleman strikes close to home as Sebastian St. Cyr is tasked with finding the killer to save his young cousin from persecution in this riveting new historical mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Why Kill the Innocent…
The A list : an Ali Reynolds mystery / J.A. Jance.
More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noo…
Double exposure / Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.
David Toland, a decorated Korean War veteran, and CIA officer Lana Welles are swept into a 1960s global conspiracy when they come into the possession of evidence that suggests Hitler is still alive.
For the love of Mike / Rhys Bowen.
Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor Paddy Reilly, private investigator Molly Murphy is following philandering husbands, tracking down runaway debutantes and working in a sweatshop to discover who is purloining dress designs. Then a woman's b…
Masquerade and the nameless women / Eiji Mikage ; translated by Daniel Morales.
"Since the death of her sister, police force newbie Yuri Uguisu has been chasing the notoriously untraceable serial killer Masquerade. When a new corpse turns up in Odaiba, Yuri immediately goes on alert--only to recognize the victim as an old classmate, …
A deadly turn : a Sheriff Hank Worth mystery / Claire Booth.
"Branson County Sheriff Hank Worth struggles to uncover the truth behind a fatal car crash in this absorbing mystery. Hank Worth thinks he's performed a good deed when he pulls over the car of six teens caught speeding on a Saturday night and lets them of…
The betel nut tree mystery / Ovidia Yu.
"Singapore, 1936, and the Crown Colony is agog with the news of King Edward VIII's abdication to marry American heiress Wallis Simson. Chen Su Lin, now Chief Inspector Le Froy's secretarial assistant in Singapore's newly formed detective unit, still dream…
Take-out : and other tales of culinary crime / Rob Hart.
"A collection of '16 winning food-themed tales' (Publishers Weekly) all revolving around culinary crimes, from the acclaimed author of the Ash McKenna series." --Publisher's website.
The American boy / Andrew Taylor.
England 1819. Thomas Shield, a master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the childs sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Helplessly drawn to Frants beautiful, unhappy mother, Shield becomes entwined in their familys aff…
My lovely wife / Samantha Downing.
The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night Jane Corry Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller... Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn't perfect - you know that - but then again nor are yo…
The American agent / Jacqueline Winspear.
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarl…
Black and blue / David Rosenfelt.
The next exciting installment in bestselling David Rosenfelt's Doug Brock series. Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since his getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it h…
The last second / Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.
"From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes a riveting thriller pitting special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine against the head of a private space agency who has the power to end the world as we know it. …
Dark tribute / Iris Johansen.
New York Times bestseller Iris Johansen is back with another high octane thriller that will leave your mind racing and your heart pounding. Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional m…
Stone cold heart / Laura Griffin.
When abandoned human remains are found in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart, one of the nation's top forensic anthropologists, is drawn into an investigation that threatens to rock a small community to its very core.
The perfect girlfriend / Karen Hamilton.
Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a p…
Murder lo mein / Vivien Chien.
"Lana Lee's stake in her family's Chinese restaurant is higher than ever now that she's been made manager. So when she enters Ho-Lee into Cleveland's Best Noodle Contest, Lana makes it her business to win--at all costs. But when a local food critic receiv…
The hidden corpse / Debra Sennefelder.
Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcee Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger-but murder keeps getting in the mix.
Murder with collard greens and hot sauce / A.L. Herbert.
When the chicest hair convention of the year gets cooking in town, so does the business at Mahalia's Sweet Tea. Halia can barely handle the influx of customers looking to satisfy their appetites after spending the day surrounded by outrageous runway style…
Texas sicario / Harry Hunsicker.
"Still mourning the murders of his wife and children, former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines now works security at a bazaar in Dallas. Grief-stricken, he's invested his heart and hope in the welfare of Miguel--a street kid who's become his surrogate son. But the…
The day that never comes / Caimh McDonnell.
"Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts? Well guess what - someone is killing them. Dublin is in the middle of a heat wave and tempers are running high. The Celtic Tiger is well and truly dead, activists have…
A man with one of those faces / Caimh McDonnell.
"The first time somebody tired to kill him it was an accident. The second time was deliberate. Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant f…
Scottsdale sting / B.A. Trimmer.
"Laura Black has teamed up with famous action movie star Stig Stevens. They're looking for a dead body that seems to have disappeared from Stig's pool. Things go from bad to worse when a gang of mercenaries and an international burglar decide to help. Ren…
Scottsdale shuffle / B.A. Trimmer.
"Professor Mindy Parker thinks she's found the mythical Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine and needs Laura, Sophie, and Gina to help her get the treasure. Unfortunately, the bad guys also want the gold and will do anything to get it. Danielle has a new deadly prob…
My name is Nathan Lucius / Mark Winkler.
"How far would you go for your best friend? If she begged you to, would you kill her? Nathan Lucius, 31, is an ad salesman at a Cape Town newspaper. Disaffected, hard-drinking and plagued by blackouts, Nathan lives alone and has only one true friend, a…
Goldstein / Volker Kutscher ; translated from the German by Niall Sellar.
"Abraham Goldstein, a professional hit man, arrives in Berlin from New York. The FBI has sent a warning and Gereon Rath is assigned to keep him out of action--a mind-numbingly boring job when the city's department stores are being robbed one by one, an un…
A deadly divide / Ausma Zehanat Khan.
"From the critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, A Deadly Divide is the devastatingly powerful new thriller featuring beloved series detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty. In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec, the local pol…
Never let go / Elizabeth Goddard.
"When a forensic genealogist stumbles into the middle of a decades old abduction case, she will need the help of her ex-flame to discover the truth, stay alive, and save her heart in the process.
Skin game : a Sin City investigation / J.D. Allen.
When private investigator Jim Bean agrees to search for his ex-fiancee's sister, clues lead him a human trafficking ring and one of Las Vegas's most influential mobsters.
The murder book / Lissa Marie Redmond.
"After being brutally stabbed at her desk late one night, Lauren Riley works her way backward to piece together who attacked her and why. A mysterious phone message forces her to enlist the help of a retired lieutenant to track down a withness who is des…
Brothers keepers / by Donald E. Westlake.
"What will a group of monks do when their two-century-old monestary in New York City is threatened with demolition to make room for a new high-rise? Anything they have to. 'Thou shalt not steal' is only the first of the Commandments to be broken as the sa…
The overnight kidnapper / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
"A woman was kidnapped, drugged, and then released unharmed only hours later. Within a few days, the same thing happens again. Both women are thirty years old and work in a bank....A third abduction--yet again of a girl who works in a bank--and the disc…
The book artist : a Hugo Marston novel / Mark Pryor.
"Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him"--Provided by publisher.
One fatal mistake / Tom Hunt.
"Her son accidentally killed a man. They cover it up. Then, everything goes wrong. When eighteen-year-old Joshua Mayo takes a man's life in a horrible accident, he leaves the scene and the body without reporting the crime to the police. He hopes to put th…
The line between / Tosca Lee.
"In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it's the end s…
No mercy / Joanna Schaffhausen.
Police officer Ellery Hathaway and FBI profiler Reed Markham take on two difficult new cases in this stunning follow-up to The Vanishing Season. "A gripping and powerful read. It is what we call an edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller. You will …