Adult Mystery & Suspense

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They thought I was dead : Sandy's story / Peter James.
"Some will know how it begins...My name is Sandy. My husband is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. But when I disappeared, even he couldn't find me...This is my story. There's more to Sandy than meets the eye. A woman with a dubious past, a complicated p…
Peg and Rose play the ponies / Laurien Berenson.
"From the moment Peg arrives in Kentucky, dragging level-headed Rose along for the week-long excursion proves a smart move. Because after she brings her canine expertise to prestigious conformation shows, next on the agenda is selling her Thoroughbred bro…
Rogue sequence : a novel / Zac Topping.
"It's 2091 and independent contract companies around the world are producing genetically modified soldiers...to be sold to the highest bidders. Ander Rade is a super-soldier, a genetically engineered living weapon, and has been dutifully following orders …
When the bough breaks / David Mark.
"North of England. Cumbria. Salome Delaney didn't have a great start in life. But her abusive childhood came to a tragic conclusion with the killing of her tyrant mother, Trina, by a jealous ex-boyfriend. At least, that's what the police say. Sal has neve…
Bad men : a novel / Julie Mae Cohen.
"Saffy, a vigilante with a strict moral code, takes justice into her own hands, eliminating the 'bad men' who prey on women. But as she gets closer to the man of her dreams, she must decide if love is worth risking everything. Saffy's mission is fueled b…
Murder buys a one-way ticket / Laura Levine.
"What could be more idyllic than starting a new gig with an exclusive train ride from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara? Turns out, a whole lot. Jaine must figure out how to tolerate her client--Chip Miller, aka Iron Man, a wealthy gym chain owner--who Jaine s…
Truth be told / Patricia Raybon.
"On a lovely June night in 1924, amateur detective Annalee Spain is mingling bravely at a high-class political fundraiser in the lush backyard garden of famed political fixer Cooper Coates, one of the wealthiest men in Denver's Black neighborhood of Five …
Left behind / Sharon Sala.
"Jubilee PD Officer Wiley Pope thinks he's ruined things with Linette Elgin. He hasn't seen or heard from the local nurse since their first date went disastrously wrong. But when Wiley walks in on a bank robbery with Linette as one of the hostages, his tr…
Perdition, U.S.A. / Gary Phillips.
"Black private eye Ivan Monk’s search for a connection between three Black men murdered in Los Angeles leads to the unraveling of a white supremacist conspiracy that spans the West Coast....Robert 'Scatterboy' Williams is a small-time hustler selling bogu…
The Bedlam cadaver / Robert J. Lloyd
"1681. London cooks in summer heat. Bonfires are lit in protest against the King’s brother, James, heir to the throne but openly Catholic. Rumours abound of a ‘Black Box’, said to conceal proof the King’s illegitimate son is really the rightful heir. Whe…
The assassin of Venice : a novel / Alyssa Palombo.
"Valentina Riccardi is many things: beautiful, cultured, deadly. As one of Venice’s famous courtesans, she’s perfectly positioned to seduce powerful men, get them alone, and assassinate them. Spies. Traitors. Who they are doesn’t matter—only that they mad…
A deceptive composition / Anna Lee Huber.
"October 1832. Kiera is enjoying the slower pace of the English countryside. She, Sebastian, and their infant daughter have accompanied her father-in-law, Lord Gage, home so that he can recuperate from the injuries he sustained in a foiled attempt on his …
Haunting license / Carol J. Perry.
"It's June in Haven, Florida, a 'between seasons' time in the tourism business, and Maureen's Haven House Inn is feeling the pinch. There are plenty of ghosts in residence, but Maureen needs living guests to pay the bills. Inspired by an old brochure she …
Storm warning / David Bell.
"A man living on a Florida barrier island must protect his family from both an approaching hurricane and a relentless killer. Jake Powell is racing to get off the island as a powerful hurricane approaches. When he finds his best friend Dallas, the buildi…
Murder at the Rusty Anchor / Maddie Day.
"A rainy July weekend in Westham means the beaches are empty and business is dead at Mac's Bikes but couldn't be livelier inside the Rusty Anchor Pub. But come Monday morning one patron is not so lively when the chef opens up and finds a body behind the b…
The body in the backyard / Lucy Score.
"Her spray-tanned, self-absorbed morning news anchor ex-husband careening back into her life in a bullet-ridden car begging for help was not on Riley Thorn's bingo card. However, her hot private investigator boyfriend Nick Santiago refusing to take the jo…
An art lover's guide to Paris and murder / Dianne Freeman.
"Frances and her husband, George, have two points of interest in Paris. One is an impromptu holiday to visit the Paris Exposition. The other is personal. George’s Aunt Julia has requested her nephew’s help in looking into the suspicious death of renowned …
A death in Cornwall : a novel / Daniel Silva.
"Art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into London to attend a reception at the Courtauld Gallery celebrating the return of a stolen self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh. But when an old friend from the Devon and Cornwall Police se…
Flashpoint / Catherine Coulter
"A year has passed since Elizabeth Palmer was nearly killed with hundreds more in the attempted bombing of St. Paul’s in London, believed to be a terrorist act until the police discovered it was a cover for something even more sinister. For Elizabeth, lif…
A collection of lies / Connie Berry.
"As Kate Hamilton and her new husband, DI Tom Mallory, honeymoon in Devon, a local history museum asks them to trace the provenance of a bloodstained dress said to belong to a Victorian lacemaker accused of murder. If genuine, the dress and its puzzling c…
The bang-bang sisters / Rio Youers.
"Meet the Bang-Bang Sisters: Brea, Jessie, and Flo. Together, they’re a killer rock band with an unbreakable bond. But that’s only half the story. Offstage, they’re highly skilled vigilantes, traveling the country in their beaten-up tour van to exact just…
A controversial cover / Lorna Barrett.
"Tricia Miles is ready to close the book on all her amateur sluething—she’s tired of finding dead bodies and being accused of murder. But even the best laid plans often go awry. Stoneham is all abuzz when Lauren Barker, a famous children’s book author, ar…
Hemlock / Kierstin Modglin.
"She thought she’d escaped her poisonous past… Thirteen years ago, Maggie Ellis left her small town and vowed to never return. In her rearview mirror were two men she loved and an ominous secret that would forever haunt her. Now, tragedy has brought her b…
Trouble in queenstown / Delia Pitts.
"With Trouble in Queenstown, Delia Pitts introduces private investigator Vandy Myrick in a powerful mystery that blends grief, class, race, and family with thrilling results. Evander "Vandy" Myrick became a cop to fulfill her father's expectations. Afterh…
Messenger of truth / Jacqueline Winspear.
"London, 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a famed Mayfair gallery, the controversial artist Nick Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident, but Nick's twin sister, Georgina, a wartime journalist and a i…
A cover for murder / Sue Minix.
"Just as amateur sleuth Jen gets to work on her next book, the owner of the town’s rival bookstore is found murdered. Suspicions quickly turn to Jen, and she is forced to get back to sleuthing to clear her own name. To make matters worse, customers for Ra…
Same difference / E.J. Copperman.
"Taking a break from their usual business of helping adoptees find their birth parents, New York private investigators – and super-sized, ever-so-slightly-paranormal siblings – Fran and Ken Stein accept a job to find a missing young woman. Nineteen-year-o…
The Lucifer cut : a novel / Matthew Hart.
"When a New York diamond dealer and his wife are found dead in a chilling assassination, and a mysterious gem—the Lucifer Cut—goes missing, U.S. Treasury agent Alex Turner and his lover, the billionaire Russian diamond thief known as Slav Lily, are thrust…
Double crossfire / Anthony J. Tata.
"'How do you overturn an election?' It's a question that has obsessed presidential candidate Jamie Carter ever since her loss to businessman and political neophyte President Jack Smart. In spite of the election results, she's determined to take what she s…
The wilds / Sarah Pearse.
"Since the dark events that scarred her childhood, Kier Templer escaped her hometown to live life on the road. She and her twin have never lost contact until, on a trip to a Portuguese national park, Kier vanishes without a trace. Detective Elin Warner ar…
Robert Ludlum's the Bourne shadow / Brian Freeman.
"It’s been over a decade since Nash Rollins recruited a brilliant, talented, but disaffected young man named David Webb to join Treadstone. Webb became the agent known as Cain—and later took on the identity of Jason Bourne. That violent winter—which inclu…
The unraveling : a novel / Vi Keeland.
"This isn't a love story. It's a story about obsession. After experiencing a terrible loss, New York City psychiatrist Meredith McCall feels painfully adrift. When she crosses paths with a man with whom she has a tragic connection, she follows him, spar…
The conditions of unconditional love / Alexander McCall Smith.
"Isabel Dalhousie, everyone's favorite moral philosopher, is once again called on to help navigate a decidedly delicate dispute with all of the insight and compassion she has become known for. What makes Isabel's investigations so unique is her uncanny ab…
The wrong hands / Mark Billingham.
"Unconventional Detective Declan Miller has a problem. Well, two problems. First, there’s his dead wife and her yet-to-be-solved murder. He really should stop talking to her ghosts . . . Second, and most pressing, a young man has just appeared on his door…
Breaking the dark : a Jessica Jones Marvel crime novel / by Lisa Jewell.
"Meet Jessica Jones: Retired super hero, private investigator, loner. She tried her best to be a shiny spandex crimefighter, but that life only led to unspeakable trauma. Now she avoids that world altogether and works on surviving day-to-day in Hell’s Kit…
The burning / Linda Castillo.
"Newlywed Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is awakened by an urgent midnight call summoning her to a suspicious fire in the woods. When she arrives at the scene, she discovers a charred body. According to the coroner, the deceased, an Amish man named Milan…
The black spectacles / John Dickson Carr ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
"A sinister case of deadly poisoned chocolates from Sodbury Cross's high street shop haunts the group of friends and relatives assembled at Bellegarde, among the orchards of 'peach-fancier' Marcus Chesney. To prove a point about how the sweets could have …
Squeaky clean / Callum McSorley.
"Half the Glasgow copshop think DI Alison McCoistis bent. The other half just think she’s a fuck-up. No one thinks much at all about carwash employee Davey Burnet, until one day he takes the wrong customer’s motor for a ride. One kidnapping later, he’s of…
Trapper Road / Rachel Caine, Carrie Ryan.
"Gwen Proctor has always been willing to do anything it takes to protect her kids. But there are some things even she can't protect them from. When a violent incident at Conor's school brings the press to Gwen's doorstep, she agrees to take a case out of …
Storm child / Michael Robotham.
"The mystery of Evie Cormac’s background has followed her into adulthood. As a child, she was discovered hiding in a secret room where a man had been tortured to death. Many of her captors and abusers escaped justice, unseen but not forgotten. Now, on a h…
Confessions of the dead / James Patterson and J.D. Barker.
"Hollows Bend, New Hampshire, is a picture-perfect New England town where weekend tourists flock to see fall leaves and eat breakfast at the Stairway Diner. The crime rate—zero–is a point of pride for Sheriff Ellie Pritchett. The day the stranger shows up…
You'll never find me / Allison Brennan.
"Working alone as a private investigator is tough. Estranged from her PI family, Margo Angelhart does what she must to get by--including taking on sordid cases that pay the bills, even if she'd rather be helping those the justice system has failed. That i…
Bad tourists / Caro Carver.
"Best friends Darcy, Camilla, and Kate escape for a post-divorce retreat in the Maldives, the perfect place to relax, reset, and embrace a fresh start in life. Darcy is learning how to be a free woman at forty-two. Camilla has found the perfect calling as…
Dog day afternoon / David Rosenfelt.
"Retired lawyer Andy Carpenter has run the Tara Foundation—the dog rescue organization named after his beloved golden retriever—for years. It's always been his calling, even as Andy's pulled into representing clients in court. His investigator, Marcus Cla…
What we hide : a Tupelo Grove novel / Colleen Coble, Rick Acker.
"Savannah Webster is trying to find her way forward. She and her husband, Hez, have been separated since tragedy tore them apart and he began numbing his grief and guilt with alcohol. She returned to Tupelo Grove University, which her family helped found …
Hope to die : a novel / Cara Hunter
"Midnight. A grisly murder scene at isolated farm on the outskirts of Oxford. A man lies dead in the kitchen—shot point blank. The farm’s elderly owners claim the shooting was self-defense against a burglar. But something about the crime scene doesn’t sit…
The confidence games / Tess Amy.
"Emma Oxley and Nellie Yarrow have been inseparable their whole lives. Ever since they reinvented themselves, changing their names and wiping clean their digital footprints, they have made a game of following wherever the next adventure leads and challeng…
Shanghai : a novel / Joseph Kanon.
"After the violence of Kristallnacht (1938), European Jews, now desperate to emigrate, found the consular doors of the world closed to them. Only one port required no entry visa: Shanghai, a self-governing Western trading enclave in what was technically C…
Secrets of Grady / J. L. Hyde.
"The small community of Grady made national news in the aftermath of a string of missing girls, both dead and alive, being discovered in the quaint lakeside town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. As details emerge from the girls' time in captivity, more ques…
What vengeance comes : a John Decker novel / Anthony M. Strong.
John Decker left Wolf Haven, Louisiana, to escape the memories of his troubled past, believing he would never return. But after twenty years working for a big city police department, he suddenly finds himself back in Wolf Haven, taking the reins as the to…
Sherlock Holmes : the complete novels and stories. Volume 1 / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
"[I]ncludes the novels and stories that introduced the brilliant and unflappable Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, to the world. A Study in Scarlet is a drama of long-simmering revenge that ranges from the fog-bound streets of London to the pio…
Don't let the devil ride : a novel / Ace Atkins.
"Addison McKellar isn’t clueless—she knows she and her husband Dean don’t have the perfect marriage—but she’s still shocked when he completely vanishes from her life. At first Addison is annoyed, but as days stretch into a week and she’s repeatedly stonew…
Market for murder / Heather Graham.
"Scotland has a dead body problem. Another one. And in the wake of a similar spate of tribute killings, Special Agents Luke Kendrick and Carly MacDonald know they have their work cut out for them. Working alongside a new team of agents, the partners have …
Pitch dark : a novel / Paul Doiron.
"Legendary bush pilot Josie Jonson can’t believe her luck when a skilled builder just happens to show up after she purchases land near Prentiss Pond. All Mark Redmond asks in return for building Josie’s dream cabin is that he be left alone to homeschool h…
You're safe here / Leslie Stephens.
"In 2060, the WellPod is the latest launch from the largest tech company the world has ever seen—a fleet of floating personal paradises scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean, focused entirely on health, solitude, and relaxation. Created by an enigmatic f…
A daughter of fair Verona / Christina Dodd.
"Once upon a time a young couple met and fell in love. You probably know that story, and how it ended (hint: badly). Only here’s the thing: That’s not how it ended at all. Romeo and Juliet are alive and well and the parents of seven kids. I’m the oldest,…
Forget me never / Susan Wittig Albert.
"Olivia Andrews is locally famous for her blog and podcast, 'Forget Me Not: A Crime Victim’s Storyboard,' which is dedicated to telling the stories of victims of crime. Now, she has a stunning story to tell about a decades-old murder mystery involving a p…
An epitaph for Jezebel / L. Divine.
"When Keke starts looking into secretive stripper Monaka's grisly death, she’s instantly caught between her past and her present. Through The Honey Pot club owner 'Honey Mama' Thiboudeaux, Keke found refuge from the streets, earned much money from her sta…
Man in the water / David Housewright.
"It all starts with the body in the water—on what should be the first boat day of the season, McKenzie’s wife Nina finds a dead Army vet. As the dock owner and the insurance companies claim that it was suicide, despite the deceased, E.J. Woods, having no …
Come shell or high water / Molly MacRae.
"As a professional storyteller, Maureen Nash can’t help but see the narrative cues woven through her life. Like the series of letters addressed to her late husband from a stranger—the proprietor of The Moon Shell, a shop on Ocracoke Island, off the coast …
The Meiji guillotine murders / Fūtarō Yamada ; translated from the Japanese by Bryan Karetnyk.
"Tokyo, 1869. It is the dawn of the Meiji era in Japan, but the scars of the recent civil war are yet to heal. The new regime struggles to keep the peace as old scores are settled and dangerous new ideas flood into the country from the West. A new police …
A punishing breed : a novel / Denise Frost.
"A Punishing Breed takes place on the Los Angeles campus of Hesperia College, where the death of a philandering administrator raises questions of class, race, and gender. The murder brings together DJ Arias, an old-school Mexican American detective; Danny…
Hidden in the night / Elizabeth Goddard.
"At the behest of her ailing mother, former FBI special agent turned rare-book collector Ivy Elliott arrives in Alaska to secure an unpublished Jack London manuscript kept secreted away for decades. But when she arrives, she learns the manuscript is gone–…
Out for blood : a Matthew Redd thriller / Ryan Steck.
"Winters in Montana can be deadly, but it wasn’t the cold that was killing Matthew Redd . . . Gavin Kline, executive assistant director of the FBI’s Intelligence Directorate, is escorting a high-value prisoner with the intel to bring down a global conspir…
A botanist's guide to society and secrets / Kate Khavari.
"London, 1923. Returning from Paris, botanical researcher Saffron Everleigh finds that her former love interest Alexander Ashton’s brother, Adrian, is being investigated for murder. A Russian scientist working for the English government has been poisoned,…
All the colors of the dark : a novel  / Chris Whitaker.
"1975 is a time of change in America. The Vietnam War is ending. Muhammad Ali is fighting Joe Frazier. And in the smalltown of Monta Clare, Missouri, girls are disappearing. When the daughter of a wealthy family is targeted, the most unlikely hero emerges…
Flashback / Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen.
"When two sisters in their twenties go missing while investigating a series of brutal murders committed over two decades before, Kendra Michaels joins the search for the missing women. The sisters' mother was one of the victims, and police seem to have ha…
A refiner's fire / Donna Leon.
"Around one a.m. on an early spring morning, two teenage gangs are arrested after clashing violently in one of Venice's squares. Commissario Claudia Griffoni, on duty that night, perhaps ill-advisedly walks the last of the boys home because his father, Da…
The Paris widow / Kimberly Belle.
"A dream vacation turns deadly when secrets from the past catch up to a married couple in Paris in this new edge-of-your-seat thriller from USA Today bestselling author, Kimberly Belle. When Stella met Adam, she thought she had finally found a nice, norma…
The station / Saul Herzog.
"Black Swan, Washington. When a small police station in Washington State calls to say they've found Lance's sister, he has no choice but to go and investigate. What he finds is far more than he bargained for. This...[climax to the] Lance Spector series fi…
The protocol / J. Robert Kennedy.
"THE FINAL SKULL HAS BEEN FOUND NOW ALL HELL’S BREAKING LOOSE For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society,…
The seduction of Sunni Sinclair / Noel Mealey.
"In 1954, ex-escort Sunni Sinclair breaks free of Australia’s gangland, reinventing herself as a pub owner in a lawless mining town near Sydney. A champion of justice, she challenges societal norms, advocating for women’s rights and downtrodden miners. Sh…
The curse of Imhotep / J. Robert Kennedy.
"ALL WHO DISTURB THE TOMB OF IMHOTEP ARE DOOMED TO DIE. AND PROFESSOR JAMES ACTON HAS JUST DISCOVERED ITS LOCATION. Djoser, Pharaoh of Egypt, has set his eyes on his next conquest. Imhotep’s youngest sister. Imhotep, respected physician and architect, …
Twice round the clock / Billie Houston ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
"Horace Manning, scientist, recluse and 'closed book' even to his friends is found dead in his study at 4am, following a dinner in honor of his daughter's engagement. An ivory-handled carving knife rests between his shoulder blades as the house guests gat…