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

The cannonball tree mystery / Ovidia Yu.
Has Su Lin summoned a tree demon who is now killing on her behalf? The overpoweringly fragrant flowers, snakelike vines and deadly fruit of the cannonball tree are enough to keep most people away. But when a piece of expensive photographic equipment is fo…
Felonious monk / William Kotzwinkle.
Meet Tommy Martini, the monk with an anger management problem. Since killing somebody with a single punch is not a needed talent in a monastery, he spends his time praying, meditating, and taking his anger management medicine. But his meditations are inte…
The killing look / J.D. Rhoades.
"Civil War veteran L.D. Cade arrives in 1870s San Francisco, seeking his fortune and a place to end his restless wandering. A job as bodyguard to a flashy real estate speculator seems like just the opportunity he’s been looking for. But beneath the glitte…
Hiding place / Meghan Holloway.
Hector Lewis is obsessed with uncovering the truth of what happened to his wife and daughter fifteen years ago. The man he believed responsible for their disappearance is dead, and the trail has once again grown cold. Until he finds a long-hidden message …
The Artist Colony : a novel / Joanna Fitzpatrick
July 1924. Sarah Cunningham, a young Modernist painter, arrives in Carmel-by-the-Sea from Paris to bury her older sister, Ada Belle. En route, she is shocked to learn that Ada Belle's suspicious death is a suicide. But why kill herself? Her plein air pain…
Punning with scissors / Becky Clark.
"Quinn Carr has been quietly creating crosswords for the Chestnut Station Chronicle in her small Colorado town since she was in high school, but she has yet to solve the puzzle of how to make a living from her passion. So she lives with her parents and wo…
Puzzling ink / Becky Clark.
"Quinn Carr wishes her life could be more like a crossword puzzle: neat, orderly, and perfectly arranged. At least her passion for puzzles, flair for words - and mild case of OCD - have landed her a gig creating crosswords for the local paper. But if she …
The singing of the dead / Dana Stabenow.
"Kate Shugak hires onto the staff of a political campaign to work security for a Native woman running for state senator. The candidate has been receiving anonymous threats, and Kate, who went to college with two of the staffers, is to become her shadow, w…
Desolation canyon / P.J. Tracy.
"P.J. Tracy "seems to have found her literary sweet spot" (New York Times Book Review) with her dazzling new series, and in Desolation Canyon, fans get a deeper look into the complex characters who call Los Angeles home. LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan is s…
The Mitford vanishing / Jessica Fellowes.
"A mystery with the fascinating Mitford sisters at its heart, Jessica Fellowes's The Mitford Vanishing is the fifth installment in the Mitford Murders series, inspired by a real-life murder in a story full of intrigue... "Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christ…
Real easy / Marie Rutkoski.
"It's 1999, and Samantha has danced for years at the Lovely Lady strip club. She's not used to taking anyone under her wing-after all, between her disapproving boyfriend and his daughter, who may as well be her own child, she has enough to worry about. Bu…
Bed & breakfast bedlam / Abby L. Vandiver.
"A five-foot nothing, ninety-something, Voodoo herbalist and an archaeologist walk into a strip bar . . . Meet Miss Vivee and Logan Dickerson, a funny, mismatched pair of amateur sleuths. Logan, an archaeologist, feels she'll always live in the shadow of …
Up to no gouda / Linda Reilly.
When the town bully goes after her Grilled Cheese Eatery, threatening to close her down after buying the building, and then winds up dead behind her dumpster, Carly Hale, to save her business, must prove her innocence before having a meltdown.
A three book problem / Vicki Delany.
"It’s a crisp, early October weekend, and business is slowing down as fall descends at the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and adjacent Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. Wealthy philanthropist and prominent Sherlockian David Masterson has rented Suffolk Garde…
The mirror man / Lars Kepler ; translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies.
"Sixteen-year-old Jenny Lind is kidnapped in broad daylight on her way home from school and thrown into the back of a truck. She’s taken to a dilapidated house, where she and other girls face horrors far beyond their worst nightmares. Though they’re despe…
The hanged man of Conakry / Jean-Christophe Rufin ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
"Something has got Aurel Timescu’s attention: an unsolved and apparently unsolvable crime. A vacationer has been found hanged. And it is a crime that will go unpunished if Aurel isn’t ready for the fight of his life. Aurel Timescu’s French is tinged with …
Death in Cornwall / G.M. Malliet.
"To celebrate their engagement, DCI Arthur St. Just and Portia De'Ath visit the quiet village of Maidsfell in Cornwall. Upon arriving they find the villagers in an uproar over plans to redevelop the local seafront. The fishermen want to build a new slipwa…
Disappearance of a scribe / Dana Stabenow.
"Cleopatra--eventh of her name, avatar of the goddess Isis, ruler of the Kingdom of Egypt--watches over her city. The war is over, but Alexandria, that once great beacon of learning and commerce, has suffered in its wake. Caesar has returned to Rome, and …
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections : a novel / Eva Jurczyk.
"Liesl Weiss has been (mostly) happy working in the rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when her boss has a stroke and she's left to run things, she …
The mystery of Albert E. Finch / Callie Hutton.
"Bath, England, 1892. Celebrated mystery author Lady Amy Lovell is set to tie the knot with Lord William Wethington, a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath. Amy’s great-aunt, Lady Priscilla Granville, has offered to host their wedding at her sta…
Tailing trouble / Laura Scott.
"Thirty-something veterinarian Ally Winter has found a new 'leash' on life since she moved back to her hometown of Willow Bluff, Wisconsin. But when she takes Domino, the black standard poodle she’s boarding for the weekend, for a sunny September stroll a…
Twenty years later / Charlie Donlea.
"Avery Mason, host of American Events, knows the subjects that grab a TV audience's attention. Her latest story—a murder mystery laced with kinky sex, tragedy, and betrayal—is guaranteed to be ratings gold. New DNA technology has allowed the New York medi…
Cutthroat dogs / Loren D. Estleman.
"Nearly twenty years ago, college freshman April Goss was found dead in her bathtub, an apparent suicide, but suspicion soon fell on her boyfriend. Dan Corbeil was convicted of her murder and sent to prison. Case closed. Or is it? A chance meeting during …
Box 88 / Charles Cumming.
"Lachlan Kite is a member of BOX 88, an elite transatlantic black ops outfit so covert that not even MI6 and the CIA are certain of its existence - but even the best spy can’t anticipate every potential threat in a world where dangerous actors lurk around…
End of days / Brad Taylor.
"When a paragliding trip over the picturesque mountains of Switzerland results in the brutal murder of the former head of Israeli intelligence, Mossad brings in terrorist hunters Aaron and Shoshana to investigate. But they'll need help to find out who was…
The runaway / Nick Petrie.
"War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across …
The horsewoman : a novel / James Patterson & Mike Lupica.
"Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoma…
One step too far : a novel / Lisa Gardner.
"Timothy O'Day knew the woods. Yet when he disappeared on the first night of a bachelor party camping trip with his best friends in the world, he didn't leave a trace. What he did leave behind were two heartbroken parents, a crew of guilt-ridden groomsmen…
A flicker in the dark / Stacy Willingham.
"From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page. When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in…
Targeted / Stephen Hunter.
"After his successful takedown of a dangerous terrorist, Bob Lee Swagger learns that no good deed goes unpunished. Summoned to court by the United States Congress, Swagger is accused of reckless endangerment by a hardheaded anti-gun congresswoman. But wha…
Garden of sins / Laura Joh Rowland.
In 1890 London, while rescuing victims of a train crash, crime scene photographer Sarah Bain Barrett and her detective husband discover a woman who has been strangled to death.
Find me : a novel / Alafair Burke.
"She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect o…
Crimes and covers / Amanda Flower.
"Christmas is coming to the Western New York village of Cascade Springs, and so is the long-awaited wedding of Charming Books proprietor Violet Waverly and police chief David Rainwater. Grandma Daisy and Violet’s best friend, Sadie, go all out to make the…
Robert B. Parker's bye bye baby / Ace Atkins.
"Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is a rising star in national politics, taking on the establishment with her progressive agenda. Tough, outspoken, and driven, the young congresswoman has ignited a new conversation in Boston about race, poverty, health care, and t…
A thousand steps / T. Jefferson Parker.
"Laguna Beach, California, 1968. The Age of Aquarius is in full swing. Timothy Leary is a rock star. LSD is God. Folks from all over are flocking to Laguna, seeking peace, love, and enlightenment. Matt Antony is just trying get by. Matt is sixteen, broke,…
Bake, borrow, and steal / Ellie Alexander.
"As the autumnal hues of November fall over the Shakespearean hamlet of Ashland, Oregon, Jules and her team at Torte are working on their biggest event ever. They’ve been invited to create chocolate showpieces for the gala opening of a new exhibit, Shakes…
A deadly endowment / Alyssa Maxwell.
"To bring in more money, Lady Phoebe Renshaw opens up Foxwood Hall to guided public tours but must investigate when a member of the first group is found murdered"--Provided by publisher.
The maid : a novel / Nita Prose.
"Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-…
Jane Darrowfield and the madwoman next door / Barbara Ross.
When her new neighbor Megan, who has been having blackouts, hearing voices and feeling like someone's following her, vanishes into thin air, Jane Darrowfield and the police look into the ambitious young lawyer's past where some things should stay.
Anthem : a novel / Noah Hawley.
"The wheels are coming off in America. Opioid addictions accelerate unstoppably. Environmental collapse can be read in every weather report. Vigilante bands take over streets at night, wearing clown face makeup. The very idea of government, of citizenship…
Life flight / Lynette Eason.
"Helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to stress, but an emergency landing in a raging storm with a critical patient on board would test the limits of the best of pilots. When news of a serial killer reaches her, it's clear the stress has just begun"--Pr…
When you are mine : a novel / Michael Robotham.
"Philomena McCarthy is a young, ambitious police office with the elite Metropolitan Police in London. When she responds to a domestic violence call, she finds the victim, Tempe Brown, trying to protect her abuser, a married man named Darren Goodall, a dec…
A stranger's game / Colleen Coble.
"A gripping new stand-alone novel from USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble"--Provided by publisher.
The librarian always rings twice / Marty Wingate.
"When a mysterious stranger turns up making claims that threaten Lady Fowling's legacy, Hayley Burke must dig deep into her late-benefactor's history to uncover the truth and catch a conniving killer in this new mystery from USA Today bestselling author M…
Something to hide : a Lynley novel / Elizabeth George.
"Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are back in the next Lynley novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George. When a police detective is taken off life support after falling into a coma, only an aut…
A killer sundae / Abby Collette.
"Ice cream shop owner Bronwyn Crewse is in for two scoops of murder in this charming mystery from Abby Collette. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is gorgeous in the spring, and Bronwyn Crewse, owner of Crewse Creamery, knows just how to welcome the rising temperature…
Queen of urban prophecy / Aya de Leon.
"20-year-old Deza has always thought she had men to thank for her rap career. Now she's headlining a major, first-ever all-female tour. With a lucrative clothing endorsement deal, she's taking full advantage of 24/7 partying, endless celebrity perks, and …
Trace of doubt / by DiAnn Mills.
"Fifteen years ago, Shelby Pearce confessed to murdering her brother-in-law and was sent to prison. Now she's out on parole and looking for a fresh start in the small town of Valleysburg, Texas. But starting over won't be easy for an ex-con. FBI Special A…
Can't go back / Debra Webb.
"Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise...What starts as an o…
Prose and cons / Wendy Corsi Staub.
"It’s been nine months since widowed mom Bella Jordan and her young son Max moved to Lily Dale, the quirky, close-knit New York community populated by people who can speak to the dead . . . if one believes in that kind of thing. Now she counts Valley View…
How to book a murder / Cynthia Kuhn.
"To help save her family’s floundering Colorado bookstore, Starlit Bookshop, newly minted Ph.D. Emma Starrs agrees to plan a mystery-themed dinner party for her wealthy, well-connected high school classmate Tabitha Baxter. It’s a delightful evening of coc…
Christmas candy corpse / Rosemarie Ross.
"Six ambitious bakers are competing for glory and a grand prize, showcasing their most delicious candies, cookies, and desserts. Courtney detects some on-set grinchiness from her coworkers, especially judge Shannon Collins, but she’s hoping the sweet trea…
A plus one for murder / Laura Bradford.
"Emma Westlake has always wanted to be in business for herself. As a kid, she had her own successful lemonade stand and dog-walking business. And when she entered adulthood, Emma sunk all her cash into her dream job of travel planning. But as her customer…
A counterfeit suitor / Darcie Wilde.
"It is every mama’s dearest wish that her daughter marries well. But how to ensure that a seemingly earnest suitor is not merely a fortune hunter? Rosalind is involved in just such a case, discreetly investigating a client’s prospective son-in-law, when s…
A murder yule regret / Winnie Archer.
"Freelance photographer and Yeast of Eden bakery assistant Ivy Culpepper has just scored the job of a lifetime shooting the Dickensian dress-up X-mas party thrown by It Girl film actress Eliza Fox...until an unwanted guest appears. A holiday costume party…
Murder at Greysbridge / Andrea Carter.
"Summer has arrived in Inishowen and solicitor Benedicta (Ben) O'Keeffe is greatly tempted by a job offer from a law firm in America. Yet before making any life-changing decisions, there is her assistant Leah's wedding to attend at the newly restored Grey…
Sherlock Holmes & Count Dracula / Christian Klaver.
"Sherlock Holmes is dead. His body lies in a solitary grave on the Sussex Downs, England. But Dr. Watson survives, and is now given permission to release tales in Sherlock's 'classified dossier', those cases that are, dear reader, unbelievable--for their …
A perfect wife / Elle Gray.
"They say every action you take has a series of consequences. And that death is an inevitable end. There is truth to all of that, but for a price. The precious thing you lost, might just find its way back to you… Fourteen years ago, Blake Wilder's life t…
The 7 she saw / Elle Gray.
"Throughout history and in just about every religion the number 7 has held significance. And in the small town of Briar Glen the secret of the 7 will forever haunt you. Blake Wilder is plagued with nightmares from her dark and twisted past. Fourteen year…
A corruption of blood / Ambrose Parry.
Dr. Will Raven is shocked by the contents of a package washed up in Port of Leith and Sara Fisher is determined to practice medicine despite her gender, in the latest addition to the series following The Art of Dying.
The savage kind / John Copenhaver.
"Philippa Watson, a good-natured yet troubled seventeen-year-old, has just moved to Washington, DC. She's lonely until she meets Judy Peabody...The girls become unlikely friends...drawing the notice of Christine Martins, their dazzling English teacher...W…
No memes of escape / Olivia Blacke.
"Odessa Dean has made a home of Brooklyn. She has a fun job waiting tables at Untapped Books & Café and a new friend, Izzy, to explore the city with. When she’s invited on a girls’ day out escape room adventure, she jumps at the chance. It’s all fun and g…
Labyrinth of lies / Irene Hannon.
"When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath its veneer of polish and wealth, Iv…
Echoes of the dead / Spencer Kope.
"Magnus 'Steps' Craig is the best 'tracker' in the world, renowned for his ability to follow a person's trail anywhere - no matter the terrain or how old the trail. Steps utilizes his unique talent as part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of t…
In the crypt with a candlestick / Daisy Waugh.
"Sir Ecgbert Tode of Tode Hall has survived to a grand old age – much to the despair of his younger wife, Emma. But at ninety-three he has, at last, shuffled off the mortal coil. Emma, Lady Tode, thoroughly fed up with being a dutiful Lady of the Manor, w…
The ice coven / Max Seeck ; translation by Kristian London.
"Six months have passed since Jessica's encounter with the mysterious serial-killing coven of witches and the death of her mentor Erne. Her nightmares about her mother and the witchcraft that undid her have only gotten worse, but she's doing what she can …
Murder can frost your doughnut / Rose Pressey.
"Celeste has pulled up in her pink Shasta trailer, aka mobile art studio, to the Sevier County Fair in the mountains of eastern Tennessee to sell her paintings. A highlight of the fair promises to be the celebrity impersonation contest. But the low point …
Twice in a blue moon / Patricia Moyes.
"What could be more delightful than a long-forgotten relative who dies and leaves you a tidbit in his will? How about if that tidbit is in fact a charming country pub, and that pub is now yours - lock, stock, and barrels of beer? Susan Gardiner is delight…
China roses / Jo Bannister.
"A brutal attack on a family friend leads to something darker and deeper for DC Hazel Best and Gabriel Ash"--Provided by publisher.
Death of a red-hot rancher / Mimi Granger.
When her aunt is implicated in the murder of a swoon-worthy rancher, romance bookshop owner Lizzie Hale must leaf through a lengthy list of lovers to solve this crime of passion.