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.
Beyond the Pale

Clare O'Donohue
Mystery & Detective - MYS Odonohu
Series: World of Spies

Interpol asks married college professors Hollis and Finn Larsson to procure a priceless rare book manuscript abroad. They are soon left with fifty thousand euros and a possible death threat.


Blessed Be the Wicked

D.A. Bartley
Mystery & Detective - MYS Bartley
Series: Abish Taylor

Detective Abish Taylor left Utah for a reason, but with her husband's passing she's come home to reconnect with her family. Now she's serving as the sole police detective in the small town of Pleasant View. When the quiet Mormon suburb in the Wasatch Mountains is shaken by a macabre death-- with the hallmarks of a sacred ritual dating back to the days of Brigham Young-- Abbie uncovers the dark side of the picturesque neighborhood. She'll discover just how far some powerful leaders of the Church will go to bury their secrets.


Conviction

Denise Mina
Adult Fiction - Mina

An upper-class Edinburgh housewife who enjoys listening to the sordid details of true-crime podcasts has her world turned upside down when a new podcast turns out to have connections to her own dark past.


Death of a messenger

Robert B. McCaw
Mystery & Detective - MYS Mccaw
Series: Koa Kane Hawaiian Mystery

In Hawaii the Hilo cops get a mysterious 911 tip. Someone's found a body at Pōhakuloa, the army's live-fire training area. The body is in a cave, mutilated beyond recognition - resembling an ancient ritual sacrifice - the murder is the grisliest of Detective Koa Kāne's career.


A Death in Harlem

Karla Holloway

A mystery set in the midst of the 1920s Harlem elite with a perplexing death at its center and Harlem’s first colored policeman poised to uncover the the relationship between the help, the privileged members of secret and no-so-secret Negro clubs, and the enigmatic white man whose relationship to (and interests in) the Harlem hold is key to the mystery.


Follow Her Home

Steph Cha
Mystery & Detective - MYS Cha
Series: Juniper Song Mysteries

Possessing investigative instincts and a long-standing love for noir novels, Juniper Song is asked to discover the truth about her friend's father's alleged affair with a young paralegal, only to become embroiled in a crime involving deeply hidden secrets from her own life.


A Gentleman's Murder

Christopher Huang
Mystery & Detective - MYS Huang

The year is 1924. London's back alleys are filled with broken soldiers and still enshadowed by the lingering horrors of the Great War. Only a few years removed from the trenches of Flanders himself, Lieutenant Eric Peterkin has just been granted membership in the most prestigious soldiers-only club in London: The Britannia. But when a gentleman's wager ends with a member stabbed to death, the victim's last words echo in the Lieutenant's head: that he would "soon right a great wrong from the past." Eric is certain that one of his fellow members is the murderer: but who?


Her Nightly Embrace

Adi Tantimedh
Mystery & Detective - MYS Tantime
Series: Ravi, P.I.

The first in a trilogy of whip smart novels about a destructive, British-born Indian private investigator, and his ragtag team of eccentric coworkers, who handles high-profile cases so undercover that they never make the headlines.


Hunting Game

Helene Tursten
Mystery & Detective - MYS Tursten
Series: Embla Nystrom Investigations

 Embla Nystrom goes on her family’s annual moose hunt, joined by a handsome stranger. When the hunt is soon plagued by mysterious and violent happenings, it’s up to Embla to discover what’s going on.


The Long Call

Ann Cleeves
Mystery & Detective - MYS Cleeves
Series: Two Rivers

Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father's funeral takes place. Once loved and cherished, the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back into the community he thought he had left behind, as deadly secrets hidden at its heart are revealed, and his past and present collide.


A Madness of Sunshine

Nalini Singh
Adult Fiction - Singh

Anahera Rawiri left New Zealand at twenty-one, fleeing small-town poverty and the ghosts of her childhood with no plans to look back. But eight years later, she returns, seeking familiarity as respite from the shattered remains of her new life. Detective Will Gallagher knows all about ghosts; his own chased him out of a promising career in Christchurch. When Golden Cove resident Miri Hinewai goes out for a run and fails to return, Will finds himself heading up a missing person's search that rapidly escalates into an official investigation after this case is connected with similar ones from the past. Will begins to rely on Anahera's knowledge of the area and its residents to help him delve into Golden Cove's secrets, and to determine whether it shelters something far more dangerous than just an unforgiving landscape.


The Man Who Wouldn't Die

A.B. Jewell
Adult Fiction - Jewell

Silicon Valley scion Captain Don Donogue is dead under mysterious circumstances. Signs point to murder. Just ask Captain Don himself. He's been sending messages about his suspicious death from beyond the grave. Yep, he's been tweeting from the afterlife. Could life after death be Silicon Valley's latest innovation?


The Missing American

Kwei Quartey
Mystery & Detective - MYS Quartey
Series: Emma Djan

When her dreams of rising through the police ranks like her late father crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her life in Accra. Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife's passing. Through the support group, he's even met a young Ghanaian widow he really cares about, and when her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill--to the horror of his only son, Derek. When Gordon runs off to Ghana to surprise his new love and disappears, Derek chases after him, fearing for his father's life. The case of the missing American man will drag both Emma and Derek into a world of Sakawa scams, fetish priests, and those willing to keep things secret through death


Relative Fortunes

Marlowe Benn
Mystery & Detective MYS Benn
Series: Julia Kydd

In 1924 Manhattan, women's suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life's too short for politics. When her friend's sister, Naomi Rankin, dies suddenly of an apparent suicide, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family's indifference toward the ardent suffragist's death. Julia soon discovers Naomi's life was as turbulent and enigmatic as her death. And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there's much more at stake than her inheritance...


The Sixth Victim

Tessa Harris
Mystery & Detective - MYS Harris
Series: Constance Piper

The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late. Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She'll need all the help she can get--because there may be more than one depraved killer out there.


Strangers at the Gate

Catriona McPherson
Mystery & Detective - MYS Mcphers

Finnie Doyle and Paddy Lamb are leaving city life in Edinburgh behind them and moving to the little town of Simmerton.  But only days after moving into the gate house, Finnie begins to have doubts. She keeps hearing strange sounds, and the thicket of trees make her feel claustrophobic rather than safe. When they witness the bloody aftermath of a brutal murder, it changes everything. Together, for the best of reasons, they make the worst decision of their lives. The deep, deep valley where Simmerton sits is unlike anywhere Finnie and Paddy have been before. They are not the only ones hiding in its shadow and very soon they've lost control of the game they decided to play..


A Study in Scarlet Women

Sherry Thomas
Mystery & Detective - MYS Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. In the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.


Two Girls Down

Louisa Luna
Adult Fiction - Luna
Series: Alice Vega

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot, their devastated mother hires an enigmatic bounty hunter, Alice Vega, to help find the girls. Immediately shut out by a local police department already stretched thin by budget cuts, Vega enlists the help of a disgraced former cop, Max Caplan. With little to go on, Vega and Cap will go to extraordinary lengths to untangle a dangerous web of lies, false leads, and complex relationships to find the girls before time runs out, and they are gone forever.


Where the Lost Girls Go

Rosalind Noonan
Mystery & Detective - MYS Noonan
Series: Laura Mori

Rookie cop Laura Mori catches her first investigation when the fiery crash of a sports car lights up the night sky. The fire burns the body beyond recognition, but the police are able to identify the car as that of Kent Jameson, celebrity author and benefactor of Sunrise Lake. Just when Laura is making progress in the case, she comes across a suspicious lane in the forest that uncovers new evidence that will once again alter the course of the investigation and rock Sunrise Lake to its core.