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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Blackmail and bibingka / Mia P. Manansala.
"It’s Christmastime in Shady Palms, but things are far from jolly for Lila Macapagal. Sure, her new business, the Brew-ha Cafe, is looking to turn a profit in its first year. And yes, she’s taken the first step in a new romance with her good friend Jae Pa…
Jackal : a novel / Erin E. Adams.
"A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white Rust Belt town. But she's not the first--and she may not be the last...It's watching. Liz Rocher is coming home...reluctantly. As a Black woman, Liz doesn't exactly have fond memories of John…
A dark steel death / Chris Nickson.
Leeds. December, 1916. Deputy Chief Constable Tom Harper is called out in the middle of the night when a huge explosion rips through a munitions factory supplying war materials, leaving death and destruction in its wake. A month later, matches and paper t…
The drowned girl / Sara Blaedel ; translated by Erik J. Macki and Tara F. Chace.
It's clearly no ordinary drowning. When a young girl is pulled from the watery depths, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck, Detective Louise Rick is immediately called out to Holbaek Fjord.…
The killing forest / Sara Blaedel ; translated by Mark Kline.
"Sara Blaedel, author of the #1 international bestseller The Forgotten Girls--which was roundly praised as "gripping" with "uncompromising realism" (Washington Post) and "tautly suspenseful" (BookPage)--returns with the thrilling next book in her series f…
Trace / Patricia Cornwell.
"Richmond, Virginia’s recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta’s help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolit…
Fall guy / Archer Mayor.
"A high-end stolen car is discovered in Vermont. A car filled with stolen items from a far-flung two stage burglary spree. But it's what is in the trunk that brings Joe Gunther and his team from the Vermont Bureau of Investigation. In the trunk is the bod…
Soul of a killer / Abby Collette.
"Keaton and Koby are fraternal twins who were separated as children, but now they’ve found each other and opened Books & Biscuits in the pleasant Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. Business is booming, but even so, trouble always seems to find them. …
The crime that binds / Laurie Cass.
"Late March is prime reading weather in the small northern Michigan town of Chilson. Though snowfall and cloudy skies deter outdoor activities, life inside the bookmobile is warm and cheerful. But as Minnie and Eddie are making the rounds to deliver comfo…
The stolen angel / Sara Blaedel ; translated by Martin Aitken.
"#1 internationally bestselling author Sara Blaedel returns with a captivating new suspense novel: Detective Louise Rick encounters her most troubling case yet as she goes up against an extremely wealthy--but psychologically twisted--sociopath targeting v…
Last but not leashed : a Dr. Kate vet mystery / Eileen Brady.
"New Year's resolution: Stop finding corpses... As the only veterinarian at Oak Falls Animal Hospital, Dr. Kate's life is complicated. Winter storms hit the Hudson Valley, she's swamped with hospital patients and house calls, and her long-distance relatio…
Light on bone / Kathryn Lasky.
The sleuth is Georgia O’Keeffe, who actually did suffer a nervous breakdown in 1933 when her husband Alfred Stieglitz had a somewhat public affair, was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, and then traveled to the Ghost Ranch in New Mexico to paint. O’…
Wake : a novel / Shelley Burr.
"For fans of Jane Harper's The Dry or Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, a searing debut crime novel set in the Australian outback, where the grief and guilt surrounding an unsolved disappearance still haunt a small farming community...and will ultimately lea…
From the shadows / James R. Benn.
"Following their mission in the Soviet Union, Billy, Kaz, and Big Mike are sent to southern France for what should be a simple assignment: to serve as security for Royal Navy Commander Gordon Stewart, head of the Special Operations Executive’s Section F i…
The wheel of Doll / Jonathan Ames.
"Although badly scarred and down to his last kidney after the previous caper, Happy Doll is back in business. When a beguiling young woman turns up at his door, it’s Doll’s past that comes knocking. Mary DeAngelo is searching for her estranged mother, Ine…
Demolition / Nick Oldham.
"Henry Christie is focused on running his pub, the Tawny Owl, where he learns of the Kendleton protest group’s fury with James Twain, a local property developer, and the keen desire of some residents to solve a murder that stretches back to the Second Wor…
Whiskers and lies / Sofie Kelly.
"Librarian Kathleen Paulson is always willing to help a friend, but to save one from a wrongful arrest, she will need magical backup from her affectionate cats in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series. Baker Georgia Tepper has b…
Treasure state / C. J. Box.
"Private Investigator Cassie Dewell’s business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a slippery con man who’s disappeared somewhere in the 'treasure state'. A wealthy Florida widow has accused him of absconding with her fortune, and wa…
Christmas scarf murder / Carlene O'Connor, Maddie Day, Peggy Ehrhart.
"CHRISTMAS SCARF MURDER by CARLENE O'CONNOR When grinchy thefts steal the good cheer at a local nursing home, Siobhan O'Sullivan manages to identify one missing item before Kilbane, Ireland's Christmas tractor parade-a hideous shamrock scarf wrapped aroun…
Righteous prey / John Sandford.
"'We’re going to murder people who need to be murdered.' So begins a press release from a mysterious group known only as 'The Five,' shortly after a vicious predator is murdered in San Francisco. The Five is made up of vigilante killers who are very bored…
Murder on the poet's walk / Ellery Adams.
When corpses clutching poems begin turning up around Storyton Hall, resort manager Jane Steward is on the trail of someone exercising poetic license to kill… As Jane eagerly anticipates the wedding of her best friend Eloise Alcott, Storyton Hall is over…
Murder in a Cape Cottage / Maddie Day.
'Tis the day after Christmas, following a wicked-busy time of year for Mac’s bike shop. It’s just as well her Cozy Capers Book Group’s new pick is a nerve-soothing coloring book mystery, especially when she has last-minute wedding planning to do. But all …
A dark and snowy night / Sally Goldenbaum.
"Winter in Sea Harbor is a feast for the senses—crackling bonfires, the scent of snow in the salty air, carols ringing out on the village green. This year, the Seaside Knitters have a sackful of obligations in addition to their usual Christmas preparation…
Seams like murder / Dorothy Howell.
Abbey has barely arrived in the quaint, quiet town of Hideaway Grove before things turn from blissful to bloody—as the new librarian is mowed down by a car. The only witness on the scene isn't much help, aside from handing Abbey the bag of books dropped b…
Real bad things / Kelly J. Ford.
"Beneath the roiling waters of the Arkansas River lie dead men and buried secrets. When Jane Mooney’s violent stepfather, Warren, disappeared, most folks in Maud Bottoms, Arkansas, assumed he got drunk and drowned. After all, the river had claimed its sha…
Forsaken country / Allen Eskens.
"Max Rupert has left his position as a Minneapolis homicide detective to live in solitude. Mourning the tragic death of his wife, he's also racked by guilt—he alone knows what happened to her killer. But then the former local sheriff, Lyle Voight, arrives…
Mother daughter traitor spy : a novel / Susan Elia MacNeal.
"June 1940. France has fallen to the Nazis, and Britain may be next—but to many Americans, the war is something happening 'over there.' Veronica Grace has just graduated from college; she and her mother, Violet, are looking for a fresh start in sunny Los …
Oath of loyalty / by Kyle Mills.
"With President Anthony Cook convinced that Mitch Rapp poses a mortal threat to him, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is forced to construct a truce between the two men. The terms are simple: Rapp agrees to leave the country and stay in plain sight for as long …
Bad day breaking : a Bad Axe County novel / John Galligan.
"A strange religious sect has arrived in Bad Axe County, Wisconsin. Armed with guns, an enigmatic spiritual leader and his followers set up their compound in an abandoned storage lot. It's not long before rumors start to spread of sadistic rituals and a p…
The butcher and the wren / Alaina Urquhart.
"In the Louisiana bayou, forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller is sucked into an all-consuming cat-and-mouse game with a methodical killer with a penchant for medical experimentation who is getting more brazen by the day" --NoveList Plus.
The shadow murders / Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by William Frost.
"In the penultimate thriller of the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Department Q series, the team must hunt for a nefarious serial killer who has slipped under the radar for decades. On her sixtieth birthday, a woman commits suicide. Whe…
Because I could not stop for death / Amanda Flower.
"January 1855 Willa Noble knew it was bad luck when it was pouring rain on the day of her ever-important job interview at the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts. When she arrived late, disheveled with her skirts sodden and filthy, she’d lost all hop…
A truth to lie for / Anne Perry.
"It is summer 1934, and Hitler is teetering on the edge of supreme power. Any small step forward could vault him toward European domination. When Britain's MI6 gets word that a pair of German scientists have made a breakthrough in germ warfare, they send …
Blowback : a thriller / James Patterson and Brendan DuBois.
"US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders CIA agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute…
The bullet that missed : a Thursday Murder Club mystery / Richard Osman.
"Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case—their favorite kind–leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill…
Mrs. Morris and the pot of gold / Traci Wilton.
"Salem, Massachusetts B&B owner Charlene Morris will need the luck of the Irish--and the help of a ghost--to unveil a hooded killer...Charlene has hired a van to ferry her B&B guests to an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner hosted by Salem's I…
First blood / Angela Marsons.
When two gruesome murders are linked to a woman's shelter, Detective Kim Stone, no stranger to the care system herself, must bring her rookie squad in line in time to catch the killer before another life is taken
In the pines / Kendra Elliot.
"A national treasure hunt with a $2 million prize has driven obsessed fortune seekers to overrun the small town of Eagle’s Nest, Oregon. The hunt’s cryptic clues and the lure of wealth have exposed the desperate side of human greed: theft, fights, trespas…
The Benson murder case / S. S. Van Dine ; introduction by Ragnar Jónasson
"Brilliant amateur sleuth Philo Vance solves a puzzling murder in one of the most influential detective novels of the twentieth century All of Wall Street and Manhattan high society is abuzz after playboy stockbroker Alvin Benson is discovered dead in his…
A certain darkness / Anna Lee Huber.
"March 1920: Life has turned unsettlingly quiet for former British Intelligence agent Verity Kent and her husband, Sidney. But even that false calm is about to end. As threats remain, the French authorities soon request Sidney's help with a suspect who cl…
Death doesn't forget / Ed Lin.
"Taipei is rocked by the back-to-back murders of a recent lottery winner and a police captain just as the city is preparing to host the big Austronesian Cultural Festival, which has brought in indigenous performers from all around the Pacific Rim to the i…
Steeped to death / Gretchen Rue.
Phoebe Winchester’s beloved aunt Eudora has a taste for adventure—and a knack for making magical tea. It’s even rumored that she just might be a witch. So when Eudora passes away and leaves everything to her niece—her Victorian mansion, her bookshop/tea s…
Dewey decimated / Allison Brook.
Carrie Singleton is just off a hot string of murder cases centered around the spooky local library in Clover Ridge, Connecticut. She could really use a break—but no such luck, as she; Smokey Joe, the resident cat; and Evelyn, the library’s ghost, are draw…
A death in Door County / Annelise Ryan.
"A Wisconsin bookstore owner and cryptozoologist is asked to investigate a series of deaths that just might be proof of a fabled lake monster in this first installment of a new mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Annelise Ryan. Morgan Carter, o…
Marple : twelve new mysteries / Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Nathalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse, Ruth Ware.
"Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie’s beloved character returns to the page for a globe-trotting tour of crime …
A good dog's guide to murder / Krista Davis.
"Visitors are arriving in droves to spend Thanksgiving in the mountains of pet-friendly Wagtail, Virginia. Many of them are bringing dog and cat gingerbread houses to enter in the contest that will be held in the new convention center. Wagtail resident Or…
Desperation in death / J.D. Robb.
"New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Dorian, a thirteen-year-old runaway who’d been imprisone…
The rising tide / Ann Cleeves.
"For fifty years a group of friends have been meeting regularly for reunions on Holy Island, celebrating the school trip where they met, and the friend that they lost to the rising causeway tide five years later. Now, when one of them is found hanged, Ver…
The darkness of others / Cate Holahan.
"Imani Banks lives in a posh Brooklyn Heights neighborhood that has just been rocked to its core. An acclaimed movie director has been murdered, and his blond trophy wife—Imani’s closest friend—is missing. Their neighbors, along with the media, jump to th…
Die around sundown / Mark Pryor.
"Summer 1940: In German-occupied Paris, Inspector Henri Lefort has been given just five days to solve the murder of a German major that took place in the Louvre Museum. Blocked from the crime scene but given a list of suspects, Henri encounters a group of…
Tripwire / Lee Child
"Jack Reacher's anonymity in Key West is shattered by the appearance of a private investigator who's come to town looking for him. But only hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's cold trail back to New York City, Reacher i…
Bodies from the library. 5 : forgotten stories of mystery and suspense from the golden age of detection. 5 / selected and introduced by Tony Medawar.
"The end of the First World War saw the rise of an insatiable public appetite for clever and thrilling mystery fiction and a new kind of hero – the modern crime writer. As the genre soared in popularity, so did the inventiveness of its best authors, usher…
The deal goes down / Larry Beinhart.
"Ex-private eye Tony Casella lives in the Catskill mountains, a lonely old tough guy whose body can no longer do what it once did. His wife and son are dead; his daughter barely talks to him; his bank is in the process of foreclosing on his home. But a ch…
Line of darkness / Max Tomlinson.
"When a German businesswoman in 1979 San Francisco hires ex-con PI Colleen Hayes to find a missing relative, supposedly in town to visit, she thinks it's a simple job. But she soon discovers that the 'nephew' is linked to an international vigilante group …
My dirty California / Jason Mosberg.
"When Marty returns to Pennsylvania after living in California for ten years, he’s happily welcomed by his father and older brother, Jody. The joyful reunion is short-lived. Two days later, Jody enters the house to find his father and Marty shot dead as t…
Bound by murder  / Laura Gail Black.
"For fans of Ellery Adams and Paige Shelton, the wedding can't go on when the bride is found murdered--but can love still win the day in this third installment of Laura Gail Black's cozy series. The birds are singing, books are selling, and the Hokes Bluf…
Captive / Iris Johansen.
"Eve Duncan's daughter Jane MacGuire seems to have found a perfect life with Seth Caleb - until a ruthless madman threatens to destroy it all. Jane is an internationally renowned artist, while Seth channels his unique abilities as an agent for the MI6 int…
The Girl from Guernica / Karen Robards.
"On an April day in 1937, the sky opens and fire rains down upon the small Spanish town of Guernica. Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are caught up in the horror. Griff, an American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage, and it’s only the f…
A song of comfortable chairs / Alexander McCall Smith.
"Grace Makutsi encounters a pair of quandaries that will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe's cleverness and generosity to resolve. Grace Makutsi's husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office fur…
Daisy Darker / Alice Feeney.
"After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from …
Clive Cussler's Hellburner / Mike Maden.
"When Juan Cabrillo fails to capture the leader of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel and loses an Oregon crew member in the process, he’s determined to get revenge. Little does he know that the explosion he just narrowly escaped was merely the latest fl…
A dreadful splendor : a novel / B. R. Myers.
In Victorian London, Genevieve Timmons poses as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy mourners--until one misstep lands her in a jail cell awaiting the noose. Then a stranger arrives to make her a peculiar offer. The lord he serves, Mr. Pemberton, has been in…
Nameless acts of cruelty : a novel of suspense / Julie Cameron.
"Jeremy Horton is a man denying his past, haunted by a dysfunctional childhood full of dark secrets--including the suspicious death of his younger sister. Married to lawyer Sarah and with children of his own, Jeremy keeps his eyes firmly focused on the p…
Death of a heretic / Peter Tremayne.
"Ireland. AD 672. The abbey of Muman at Imleach Iubhair is being renovated when its guests' hostel burns to the ground. There is one fatality: Bishop Brodulf of Luxovium, a distinguished visitor and cousin to the King of Franks. Sister Fidelma is asked by…
Dear little corpses / Nicola Upson.
"During the mass evacuation from London in September 1939, a little girl vanishes without a trace and Josephine struggles with the chaos and uncertainty of war"--Provided by publisher.
Do no harm / Robert Pobi.
"Lucas Page is a polymath, astrophysicist, professor, husband, father of five adopted children, bestselling author, and ex-FBI agent—emphasis on 'ex.' Severely wounded after being caught in an explosion, Page left the FBI behind and put his focus on the r…
House of a thousand lies : a novel / Cody Luke Davis.
"Diana Wolf likes to think she has it all: a rock-god husband, an empty nest, a wine cellar, and a dream home in the woods. Life is good. It has to be. But when she hires a cartographer, Kerry Perkins, to survey and map her estate in rural Tennessee, she …
The deepest black : a novel / Randall Silvis.
"A triple homicide in a small Pennsylvania town is no small event. And when one of the locals is a writer with a hefty dose of curiosity, the secrets that people have been trying their best to hide never stay hidden for long... Acclaimed author Randall Si…
Girls without tears : a novel / T.L. Finlay.
A woman with a misunderstood medical condition returns to the Florida backwater of her childhood to assist in the search for her ex-husband's missing daughter with his new wife and uncovers dark secrets about her hometown.
Golden cargoes / Fiona Buckley.
"May 1589. Being the queen's half-sister and occasional secret agent, can take its toll, which is why Ursula Stannard is looking forward to the simple pleasure of attending the wedding of her tenant's daughter. But on arrival, Arabella the bride-to-be is …
The man in the shadows / Alys Clare.
"London, August 1881. After a difficult few months, the World's End Investigation Bureau is thriving. Affairs, sex scandals, divorces . . . Lily Raynor is delighted to have so much work for herself and her capable assistant, Felix Wilbraham, but she can't…
The fragrance of death / Leslie Karst.
"Restaurateur Sally Solari has a nose for trouble, but when her sense of smell goes missing, it's not just her career on the line ... it's her life. Restaurateur Sally Solari is a champion, both in the kitchen and on the case, but after getting mixed up i…
The shadow lily / Johanna Mo ; translation by Alice Menzies.
"This second installment in Johanna Mo's The Island Murders Trilogy finds Detective Hanna Duncker contending with new questions and discoveries that threaten to upend everything she thought she knew about her family"--Provided by publisher.
Till death do us part / John Dickson Carr ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
"First published in 1944, Till Death Do Us Part remains a pacey and deeply satisfying impossible crime story, championed by Carr connoisseurs as one of the very best examples of his mystery writing talents. This edition includes an introduction by CWA Dia…
The marina murders / Richard L. Baldwin.
"A physician's investment club makes an error in judgment that costs members millions. When Dr. Brad Prescott commits suicide, his family is devastated to the point of seeking revenge. Dr. Prescott's son, Jake--following in his father's footsteps--is deni…
Murder out of character / Olivia Matthews.
"Marvey, still adjusting to life in Peach Coast, Georgia, is at a library fundraising event when she comes across a list of four names. One is the name of someone who recently died—and who may have been murdered. Another is Spencer Holt, the handsome news…
Trail of the fallen / Bart Paul.
"Tommy Smith, former sniper and Army combat veteran, wants nothing more than to be left alone to raise his young family with his deputy-sheriff wife, Sarah, as they run a wilderness outfitting business in the eastern Sierra ranching country where they gre…
The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain ; with an introduction by James Ellroy.
"When Frank, an amoral young drifter, gets thrown off a hay truck in the California desert, he ends up at a diner run by Cora and her inconvenient husband, Nick. This chance meeting puts them all on a sure path to perdition. First published in 1934 and ba…
The chill / Ross Macdonald ; with an introduction by James Ellroy.
"In The Chill a distraught young man hires private investigator Lew Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blo…