Mystery Books

Mystery Books

Grab your trench coat and magnifying glass, gumshoes! These new mysteries are bound to entertain, puzzle, and introduce you to some new sleuths. 


Compiled by:
Erica B.
Arsenic and Adobo

Mia P. Manansala
MYS Manansa
Series: Tita Rosie’s Kitchen, 1.

When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a breakup, she's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation, Lila becomes the sole suspect and is left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation.


Be My Ghost

Carol J. Perry
MYS Perry
Series: Haunted Haven mysteries, 1.

Unable to afford her Boston apartment after losing her job, Maureen Doherty receives a mysterious inheritance: an inn in Haven, Florida. But she gets more than she bargained for when she finds a dead body on her property–and meets some of the inn's everlasting tenants who offer their otherworldly talents in order to help her solve the mystery.


Best Laid Plans

Gwen Florio
MYS Florio
Series: Nora Best novels, 1.

Nora Best has just traded in her home for an Airstream trailer and an adventure of a lifetime across the US. But after finding her husband in a compromising position with a friend, Nora furiously takes the Airstream alone. She winds up in a Wyoming campground and becomes entangled in the disappearance of one of the campground managers.


Black Coral

Andrew Mayne
MYS Mayne
Series: Underwater Investigation Unit, 2.

Sloan McPherson and the Underwater Investigation Unit have discovered a van at the bottom of a murky Florida pond. Sealed inside are the bodies of four teenagers who disappeared thirty years ago. To authorities, it looks like an accident. To Sloan, it looks like murder. Especially when every piece of evidence points to local cold-case vanishings.


The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

Elsa Hart
MYS Hart

After unveiling an embezzlement scheme that her husband missed, Cecily is dispatched back to London where she unexpectedly reunites with childhood friend, Meacan. While working with Barnaby Mayne’s collection of curiosities, he is suddenly found murdered. Although his assistant confesses, Cecily and Meacan don’t buy her confession and must delve into London’s cutthroat collector culture to find the truth.


Clark and Division

Naomi Hirahara
MYS Hirahar

Aki Ito and her parents have just been released from Manzanar and are being resettled in Chicago where Aki’s older sister, Rose, was already sent. On the eve of their reunion, Rose is killed by a subway train. Her death is ruled a suicide, but Aki’s instincts tell her there’s more to this tragic story.


The Corpse Flower

Anne Mette Hancock
MYS Hancock

Danish journalist Heloise Kaldan receives the first in a series of cryptic letters from Anna Kiel, who hasn’t been seen since she left a stabbing crime scene covered in blood. The letters hint at a connection between Anna and Heloise. Digging deeper, Heloise realizes that to tell Anna's story she will have to revisit her own dark past.


The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Alexander McCall Smith
MYS Mccalls
Series: Detective Varg novels, 1.

The eccentric Malmo Police's Department of Sensitive Crimes detectives take their job very seriously and have just taken on three strange cases. First, they investigate a local business owner stabbed in the back of the knee. Next, an imaginary boyfriend goes missing. Finally, lead detective Ulf Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element.


A Little Bird

Wendy James
MYS James

Running from a bad relationship, journalist Jo Sharpe heads home to Arthurville. While some things have changed, she finds that her return has rekindled childhood grief she experienced following the inexplicable disappearance of her mother and baby sister. As Jo investigates, the splash she's making begins to ripple outward–far beyond that long-ago, mysterious disappearance.


The Missing American

Kwei Quartey
MYS Quartey
Series: Emma Djan novels, 1.

When dreams of rising through the police ranks crash around her, Emma Djan is offered an interview with a private detective agency. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson meets a young Ghanaian widow online but vanishes after flying out to surprise her. Gordon’s disappearance will drag both Emma and Derek into a world of sakawa scams, fetish priests, and secrets.


Palms, Paradise, Poison

John Keyse-Walker
MYS Keysewa

Constable Teddy Creque, the sole police officer on the tiny island of Anegada, is used to weathering storms. So when Hurricane Leatha hits the Caribbean, his main concern is keeping the island's residents safe. But he doesn't expect the radioed message from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force headquarters, informing him of a dangerous escaped prisoner.


Relative Fortunes

Marlowe Benn
MYS Benn
Series: Julia Kydd

For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life's too short for politics. When her friend's sister Naomi Rankin dies suddenly, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family's indifference toward her death. Julia soon discovers Naomi's life was as enigmatic as her death. And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there's much more at stake than her inheritance.


Strangers at the Gate

Catriona McPherson
MYS Mcphers

Only days after moving to Simmerton, Finnie Doyle and Paddy Lamb experience strange occurrences. When they witness the bloody aftermath of a brutal murder, it changes everything. They've each been keeping secrets and know their precious new start won't survive a scandal. Together, for the best of reasons, they make the worst decision of their lives.


A Study in Scarlet Women

Sherry Thomas
MYS Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock novels, 1.

Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of upper-class women. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths suspicion falls on her family. Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and assumes the name Sherlock Holmes to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.


The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman
MYS Osman
Series: Thursday Murder Club, 1.

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together, Ron, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Elizabeth call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly finds themselves in the middle of their first live case.


The Verifiers

Jane Pek
MYS Pek

A lifelong mystery reader who wrote her senior thesis on Jane Austen, Claudia believes she’s landed her ideal job when she’s stealth-recruited by Veracity, a referrals-only online dating detective agency. But when a client vanishes, she breaks protocol to investigate—and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit.


Where the Lost Girls Go

Rosalind Noonan
MYS Noonan
Series: Laura Mori, 1.

Rookie cop Laura Mori catches her first investigation when the fiery crash lights up the night sky. The body is burned beyond recognition, but police are able to identify Kent Jameson’s car. Lab reports reveal the body is a teen runaway whose disappearance is linked with more than half a dozen “lost girls” cases in the Portland area.


The Windsor Knot

S.J. Bennett
MYS Bennett

Early spring, 2016: Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations, but preparations are interrupted by the death of a guest in one of the Castle bedrooms. MI5 suspects foul play, but Her Majesty knows they’re looking in the wrong place and the Queen won’t hesitate to bring the murderer to justice.