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Mysteries Book List

The Fiancée
The Fiancée
By White, Kate
2021-06 - Harper
9780063092723 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"A tense, simmering, fast-paced mystery."--Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest and The Girl from Widow Hills

The New York Times bestselling author returns with an unsettling but riveting psychological thriller about a captivating woman who joins a family and threatens to upend their …More
 

Survive the Night
Survive the Night
By Sager, Riley
2021-06 - Dutton Books
9780593183168 Check Our Catalog

 

One of New York Times Book Review's summer reads guaranteed to make your heart thump and your skin crawl; An Amazon Best of the Month Pick; Named a must-read summer book by The Washington PostUSA TodayVultureBuzzFeedForbesEntertainment Weekly, CNN, New York PostGood HousekeepingE!PopSugar…More
 

Pup Fiction
Pup Fiction
By Berenson, Laurien
2021-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496718389 Check Our Catalog

27th book in Melanie Travis series

With a new litter of Standard Poodles on the way and her sons enrolled at the Graceland School's summer camp, it's shaping up to be a vibrant July in Greenwich, Connecticut for dog show champ and amateur sleuth Melanie Travis. But Melanie's busy life shows no signs of slowing down for the dog days of summer - especially when the arrival of three rambunctious Dalmatian puppies sets off a …More
 

The Abduction of Pretty Penny: A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery
The Abduction of Pretty Penny: A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Goldberg, Leonard
2021-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250224224 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A continuation of USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg's Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series, The Abduction of Pretty Penny finds Joanna and the Watsons on the tail of an infamous killer.

Joanna and the Watsons are called in by the Whitechapel Playhouse to find Pretty Penny, a lovely, young actress who has gone missing without reason or notice. While on …More
 

What's Done in Darkness
What's Done in Darkness
By McHugh, Laura
2021-06 - Random House
9780399590313 Check Our Catalog

 

Abducted as a teenager, a woman must now confront her past and untangle the truth of what really happened to her in this dark thriller from the author of The Wolf Wants In.

One of 2021's Best Beach Reads--OPRAH DAILY

"Laura McHugh expertly delivers a harrowing tale of a world where little is what it first appears to …More
 

Suburban Dicks
Suburban Dicks
By Nicieza, Fabian
2021-06 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593191262 Check Our Catalog

 

From the cocreator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary, Suburban Dicks examines the racial tensions exposed in a New Jersey suburb after the murder of a gas station attendant.

Andie Stern thought she'd solved her final …More
 

A Rogue's Company: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery
A Rogue's Company: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery
By Montclair, Allison
2021-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250750327 Check Our Catalog

3rd book in Sparks and Bainbridge mystery series

 

*A PW Pick of the Week!*

In Allison Monclair's A Rogue's Company, business becomes personal for the Right Sort Marriage Bureau when a new client, a brutal murder, two kidnappings, and the recently returned from Africa Lord Bainbridge threatens everything that one of the principals holds dear.

In London, 1946, the Right Sort Marriage Bureau is getting on its feet and …More
 

Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
By King, Laurie R.
2021-06 - Bantam
9780525620860 Check Our Catalog

17th book in Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series

A queen, a castle, a dark and ageless threat--all await Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in this chilling new adventure.

The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter of Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. A famous beauty who was married at seventeen into Roumania's young dynasty, Marie had beguiled the Paris Peace Conference into …More
 

The Damage
The Damage
By Wahrer, Caitlin
2021-06 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780593296134 Check Our Catalog

 

"[One of the] buzziest new books arriving this season... [a] rollercoaster of terror, marked by whip-fast twists and turns."--New York Times

"Pulled me in from the first page... put this one high on your summer list."--Stephen King

When a small-town family is pushed to the brink, how far will they go to protect one of their own? An edgy, propulsive read about what …More
 

Dead Dead Girls
Dead Dead Girls
By Afia, Nekesa
2021-06 - Berkley Books
9780593199107 Check Our Catalog

 

"In this terrific series opener, Afia evokes the women's lives in all their wayward and beautiful glory, especially the abruptness with which their dreams, hopes and fears cease to exist."--The New York Times

The start of an exciting new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance from debut author Nekesa Afia

Harlem, 1926. Young Black women like Louise …More
 

A Peculiar Combination: An Electra McDonnell Novel
A Peculiar Combination: An Electra McDonnell Novel
By Weaver, Ashley
2021-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250780485 Check Our Catalog

1st book in Electra McDonnell series

 

The first in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, set in England during World War II, A Peculiar Combination is a delightful mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and the author's signature wit.

Electra McDonnell has always known that the way she and her family earn their living is slightly outside of the law. Breaking into the homes of …More
 

The Curse of the Cherry Pie
The Curse of the Cherry Pie
By Meade, Amy Patricia
2021-05 - Severn House Publishers
9780727890559 Check Our Catalog

 

A sharp and tangy culinary mystery featuring Tish Tarragon. Can Tish beat the curse of the cherry pie to win first prize at the Virginia Commonwealth Bake-Off?

When literary caterer Letitia 'Tish' Tarragon's friend and star baker at Cookin' the Books cafe, Celestine Rufus, pulls out of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth Bake-Off, an anxious Tish reluctantly takes her …More
 

The Devil May Dance
The Devil May Dance
By Tapper, Jake
2021-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316530231 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Charlie and Margaret discover the dark side of Hollywood in Jake Tapper's follow-up to New York Times bestseller The Hellfire Club--an "excellent" cocktail of corruption and ambition (Publishers Weekly).

Charlie and Margaret Marder, political stars in 1960s Washington DC, know all too well how the tangled web of power in the nation's capital can operate. …More
 

 

The Hunting Wives
The Hunting Wives
By Cobb, May
2021-05 - Berkley Books
9780593101131 Check Our Catalog

 

A Most Anticipated Novel by The Skimm * Cosmopolitan * SheReads * Frolic * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Goodreads * E! Online * Betches * Crime Reads * Pure Wow * Book Riot * Bustle * and more!

A Book of the Month Club Selection

"Gossipy, scandalous housewives behaving badly might make this the juiciest read of the season.--Library Journal (starred review) …More
 

Arsenic and Adobo
Arsenic and Adobo
By Manansala, Mia P.
2021-05 - Berkley Books
9780593201671 Check Our Catalog

 

One of BuzzFeed's Highly Anticipated Mystery Novels of 2021

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes--one that might just be killer....

When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and …More
 

Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
By Jance, J. A.
2021-06 - Gallery Books
9781982131111 Check Our Catalog

 

In this heart-pounding and sharply written thriller from J.A. Jance, the "grand master of the genre" (The Providence Journal), Ali Reynolds's personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene--a former employee of her husband's who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

Mateo Vega, a one-time …More
 

The Photographer
The Photographer
By Carter, Mary Dixie
2021-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250790330 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Mary Dixie Carter's The Photographer is a slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing.

WHEN PERFECT IMAGES

As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City's elite: snapping photos of their children's …More
 

The First Day of Spring
The First Day of Spring
By Tucker, Nancy
2021-05 - Riverhead Books
9780593191569 Check Our Catalog

 

"Tense, addictive and powered by an unforgettable narrative voice." - PAULA HAWKINS

A stunning debut...Suspenseful? You bet. Heart-rending? From beginning to end.--The Washington Post

"Gripping...The voices of Chrissie and Julia reside deep in your skull: visceral and wicked, sad and wonderful, all at the same time." --The …More
 

Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna
Auntie Poldi and the Lost Madonna
By Giordano, Mario
Translator Brownjohn, John
2021-05 - Mariner Books
9780358251392 Check Our Catalog

 

There's only one Auntie Poldi: bewigged, cursing in Bavarian, and knocking back a wee shot of grappa as a pre-breakfast aperitif . . . or is there? No one is as they seem (and sound) in this hilarious new mystery featuring Sicily's sultriest sleuth.

Strange dealings are afoot in the Apostolic Palace--a nun leapt to her death shortly after participating in a seemingly routine exorcism. …More
 

The Anatomy of Desire
The Anatomy of Desire
By Dorn, L. R.
2021-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780063041929 Check Our Catalog

 

 

For fans of riveting true crime docuseries a la Serial and Making a MurdererThe Anatomy of Desire is a modern tale of crime and punishment exploring unbridled ambition, blinding passion, and the dark side of desire

Claire Griffith has it all, a thriving career, a gorgeous boyfriend, glamorous friends. She always knew she was destined for more …More
 

Local Woman Missing
Local Woman Missing
By Kubica, Mary
2021-05 - Park Row
9780778389446 Check Our Catalog

 

"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." --Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

…More
 

The Girl Who Died
The Girl Who Died
By Jonasson, Ragnar
2021-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250793737 Check Our Catalog

 

 

THE NAIL-BITING NEW STORY FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Is this the best crime writer in the world today? If you're looking for a mystery to get lost in during lockdown... --The Times, UK

A world-class crime writer...One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction --Sunday Times, UK

It is nothing …More
 

Independent Bones
Independent Bones
By Haines, Carolyn
2021-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250257871 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Carolyn Haines's Independent Bones is the next novel in the series that Kirkus Reviews characterizes as "Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" featuring sassy Southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney.

When Dr. Alala Diakos, a visiting professor of Greek literature, comes to teach at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi, it doesn't take long for controversy to …More
 

Ghost Blows a Kiss
Ghost Blows a Kiss
By Hart, Carolyn
2021-07 - Severn House Publishers
9780727890481 Check Our Catalog

10th book in Bailey Ruth series

In the tenth Bailey Ruth ghost novel from New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Mystery, Carolyn Hart, the charmer of a detective (Kirkus Reviews) takes on a puzzler of a mystery when she's sent to Adelaide, Oklahoma to rescue a woman in trouble.

The late - as in Dearly Departed - Bailey Ruth Raeburn is delighted when she's assigned a new …More
 

The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope
The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope
By Grafton, C. W.
Editor Klinger, Leslie
2020-06 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464212987 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"Grafton's novel is not simply a historical curio, but a genuinely offbeat and entertaining suspense story."--The Washington Post

The second book in the Library of Congress Crime Classics, an exciting new classic mystery series created in exclusive partnership with the Library of Congress. In this exquisite piece of hard-boiled crime fiction, is …More
 

A Simple Murder: A Kate Burkholder Short Story Collection
A Simple Murder: A Kate Burkholder Short Story Collection
By Castillo, Linda
2021-02 - Minotaur Books
9781250819680 Check Our Catalog

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo is known as a "master of the genre" (People) for her pulse-pounding mystery series set in Amish country. Now, together for the first time in print, A Simple Murder features six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Kate Burkholder.

While on vacation with her partner John …More
 

Robert B. Parker's Payback
Robert B. Parker's Payback
By Lupica, Mike
2021-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780593087855 Check Our Catalog

9th book in Sunny Randall series

In her latest thrilling adventure, PI Sunny Randall takes on two serpentine cases that converge into one deadly mystery.

PI Sunny Randall has often relied on the help of her best friend Spike in times of need. When Spike's restaurant is taken over under a predatory loan agreement, Sunny has a chance to return the favor. She begins digging into the life of the hedge fund manager who …More
 

The Plot
The Plot
By Korelitz, Jean Hanff
2021-05 - Celadon Books
9781250790767 Check Our Catalog

 

 

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!**

Insanely readable. --Stephen King

Hailed as breathtakingly suspenseful, Jean Hanff Korelitz's The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it.

Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, …More
 

Find You First
Find You First
By Barclay, Linwood
2021-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062678317 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Elevator Pitch and master of psychological suspense returns with a riveting thriller in which the possible heirs of a dying tech millionaire are mysteriously being eliminated, one by one.

"Find You First starts with a bang and ends with an even bigger one. . . . It's the best book of his …More