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By Anne Holt
Series Hanne Wilhelmsen Novels
Recommended By Sue Ann R., Head of Children's Services

“Follows the experiences of travelers who are stranded by a blizzard in a decrepit hotel where one of their number begins killing off the rest (From the Publisher).”

19th Wife

By David Ebershoff

Intertwining tale of a 20th–century murder mystery in Utah and a women 18th century attempts to rid America of polygamy.

1st to Die

By James Patterson
Series Women's Murder Club
Recommended By Stacey Mencher, Readers' Services Librarian

Four women—a police detective, an assistant D.A., a reporter, and a medical examiner who call themselves the Women’s Murder Club—develop lifelong bonds as they pursue a killer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city.

4:50 From Paddington

By Agatha Christie
Series Miss Marple Mysteries
Recommended By Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

Mrs. McGillicuddy has trouble convincing anyone that she has seen a man strangle a woman on a passing train and turns to Miss Jane Marple for help in proving her story.

61 Hours

By Lee Child
Series Jack Reacher Novels
Recommended By Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces, and Reacher will risk his own to save her from a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

A is for Alibi

By Sue Grafton
Series Kinsey Millhone Mysteries

The wife of a hated divorce lawyer becomes the main suspect in his murder and hires private detective, Kinsey Millhone, to find the real killer.

ABC Murders

By Agatha Christie
Series Hercule Poirot Mysteries

Hercule Poirot's mastery of detective skills is tested by a mysterious correspondent who predicts and then executes alphabetical murders.

About Face

By Donna Leon
Series Guido Brunetti Mysteries
Recommended By Jean Buchholtz, Library Clerk

“With her 18th stellar entry in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series, Leon continues to live up to the increasingly high standards set by each novel. Her latest brings the Venetian policeman into intertwining cases involving dangerous environmental hazards: mounting trash heaps, air & water pollution (Library Journal Review).”

Acceptable Loss

By Anne Perry
Series William Monk Novels

When a murdered body is discovered in the Thames, clues lead to a heinous child-pornography case that police superintendent William Monk thought he had left behind, in an investigation that threatens his friend Oliver Rathbone and forces Monk to consider painful sacrifices.


By Linwood Barclay

Baffled when his non-drinking wife dies in a drunk-driving accident that she caused, Glen Garber struggles as a single father while trying to understand other inconsistencies, which add up to a conspiracy involving virtually everyone he knows.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

By M.C. Beaton
Series Agatha Raisin Mysteries
Recommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

In order to introduce herself to the picturesque English village where she has just retired, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local competition and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies from her poisonous pie.


By Caleb Carr
Series Laszlo Kreizler and John Schuyler Moore Novels

When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology.

All Around the Town

By Mary Higgins Clark

A student obsessed with her English professor is accused of his murder, but cannot remember how her fingerprints could possibly have been found.

All Together Dead

By Charlaine Harris
Series Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires Novels
Recommended By Ellen Eddy-Bartholomew, Library Clerk, Megan Kass, Systems Manager

“Betrayed by her longtime vampire lover, cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every kind of undead and paranormal creature, as well as the new man in her life, the shapeshifter Quinn, and the upcoming vampire summit (From the Publisher).

Along Came a Spider

By James Patterson
Series Alex Cross Series
Recommended By Amy B., Children's Librarian

A Washington, D. C. police detective, Alex Cross becomes caught up in a kidnapping case that may involve a schizophrenic psychopath.


By Mark Mills

It is 1947 and GI Conrad Labarde has returned to his east end Long Island home. One day he finds the body of a beautiful young millionairess tangled in his fishing nets.  Initially appearing as a drowning, the autopsy raises the possibility of murder, with Lebarde as a main suspect.  Taut and engrossing.

Among the Mad

By Jacqueline Winspear
Series Maisie Dobbs Novels
Recommended By Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

“…An intriguing psychological mystery about the damage war inflicts on a person's soul, as well as a thought-provoking look at the lengths to which the hopeless and mentally unstable might go to be heard (Library Journal Review).”

An Unwanted Guest

By Shari Lapeña
Recommended By John Shea, Library Page

Weathering a storm that has cut them off from the outside world, the guests at a Catskills skiing lodge panic as an unknown assailant starts killing them off one by one.

Anatomist's Apprentice

By Tessa Harris
Series Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries

In 18th-century England, when Lady Farrell's husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder of Sir Edward Crick, she enlists the help of Dr. Thomas Silkstone, an anatomist and pioneering forensic detective to solve the murder and prove his innocence.

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie
Recommended By Stacey Mencher, Readers' Services Librarian
With Sonia Grgas, Health Reference Librarian

Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  7:30 PM.

When ten people arrive on private Indian Island off England's southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host, terror mounts as one guest after another is murdered, in a classic whodunit that is an elaboration of the famous children's rhyme "Ten Little Indians."

And Thereby Hangs a Tale

By Jeffrey Archer
Recommended By Arlene Silverman, Library Clerk

“…Some of these stories will make you laugh while others will bring you to tears but, once again, every one of them will demand that you keep turning the page until you finally discover what happens to this remarkable cast of characters (From the Publisher).”

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series

By Laurell K. Hamilton

When innocent vampires are found murdered, the city's most powerful vampire hires Anita Blake, a vampire hunter known as "The Executioner," to investigate the crimes.


By Russell Andrews

The brutal murder of a young female journalist draws Justin Westwood, a small-town Long Island cop, into a dangerous investigation into a conspiracy that forces him into a dangerous confrontation with his fellow cops, the FBI, and an oddball team of professional killers.

Archie in the Crosshairs: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

By Robert Goldsborough
Series Nero Wolfe Mystery
Recommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

When Archie Goodwin’s life is threatened, Wolfe must find the gunman or lose his right-hand man.

Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

By Robert Goldsborough
Series Nero Wolfe Mysteries
Recommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

"Archie Goodwin heads to New York City looking for excitement and after a series of unsuccessful jobs teams up with Nero Wolfe to solve the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate (From the Publisher)."

Arthur & George

By Julian Barnes

Chronicles the lives of two boys - one who is forgotten by history, and one who becomes the creator of the world's most famous detective - as they pursue their separate destinies until they meet in a remarkable alliance.

As Dog is My Witness

By Jeffrey Cohen
Series Aaron Tucker Mysteries

In this, the third Aaron Tucker mystery, Aaron, fresh from a trip to Hollywood to "take meetings" on his screenplay, finds himself dragged kicking and screaming once again into investigating a murder, this time of a man in a nearby town shot while walking his dog at night. The young man accused of the crime has Asperger’s Syndrome, the same autism-related disorder that Aaron's son Ethan has had since birth.

Ask the Parrot

By Richard Stark

Fleeing the authorities after a disastrous bank heist, Parker is rescued by Tom Lindahl, a one–time whistleblower tossed aside by the corrupt political establishment, who has a daring scheme to seek revenge and a plan to use Parker to accomplish his goal.

Genre Mystery
Aunt Dimity Series

By Nancy Atherton

Summoned from her latest dreadful temp job by her lawyers, Lori Shephard discovers that Aunt Dimity--her mother's favorite bedtime story heroine--was a real person who has left her millions and the challenge to solve an eerie mystery.

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

By Mario Giordano
Series Auntie Poldi Series

Retiring to Sicily in the hopes of spending her final years enjoying the ocean view, the wine and the company of friends, 60-year-old Auntie Poldi discovers that her new home is not quite as tranquil as anticipated when her handsome young handyman is found murdered.

Back Spin

By Harlan Coben
Series Myron Bolitar Novels
Recommended By Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services

When veteran golfer Jack Coldren, staging a comeback at the U.S. Open, is found dead in a sand trap, sports agent Myron Bolitar investigates, digging through twenty years of secrets to find a killer who is closer to him than he imagined.


By Jim Butcher
Series The Dresden Files
Recommended By Megan Kass, Systems Manager

“Thomas Raith, Harry Dresden's incubus half-brother, comes up with a plan to save Harry from the evil Stygian Sisterhood while continuing to conceal his involvement in the Oblivion War (From the Publisher).”

Bad Move

By Linwood Barclay
Series Zack Walker

Paranoid writer Zack Walker moves his family from the city to the safety of the suburbs, but when he stumbles across the body of a dead environmentalist in a nearby creek, havoc ensues as he goes in search of the killer.

Bad Things Happen

By Harry Dolan
Series David Logan Mysteries
Recommended By Ed Goldberg, Head of Reference

 “The story takes place in Ann Arbor, Mich., where David Loogan has just accepted a position at Gray Streets mystery magazine - and embarked on an affair with his new boss's wife. It's not long before bodies begin turning up left and right, and a young investigator is involved (Publishers Weekly).”


By Jo Nesbø
Series Detective Harry Hole series
Recommended By Meghan F., Children's Services Librarian

Follows Harry Hole's efforts to solve the murder of a television celebrity whose demise is linked to a string of serial killings.

Batman: The Long Halloween

By Jeph Loeb

Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday, who murders people on holidays, one each month. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month.

Battered Badge

By Robert Goldsborough
Series Nero Wolfe Mysteries
Recommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

A shake-up in the NYPD homicide squad following a high-profile murder is bad for business for private investigator Nero Wolfe.

Beautiful Mystery

By Louise Penny
Series Inspector Armand Gamacge Mysteries
Recommended By Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.

Beekeeper's Apprentice

By Laurie R. King
Series Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
Recommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

When Mary Russell meets famous detective Sherlock Holmes, she discovers that he is also a beekeeper. Soon she finds herself on the trail of kidnappers and discovers a plot to kill both Holmes and herself.

Best Place to Die

By Charles Atkins
Series Lillian Campbell and Ada Strauss Mysteries

When the nursing home in their picturesque town is burned down by an arsonist, retired sleuth Lilian and her partner, Ada, assist detective Mattie Perez in an investigation that rapidly proves complex and frightening.

Betrayal of Trust

By Susan Hill
Series Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mysteries

When a series of flash floods throughout Lafferton exposes the skeleton of a teenager who went missing 20 years earlier, Simon Serrailler investigates the girl's tragic family story and uncovers bizarre complexities and dangers.

Better Man

By Louise Penny

Searching for a missing woman amid a catastrophic flood and blistering social media attacks, a demoted Armand Gamache bonds with the victim’s distraught father, who contemplates a murder of his own.

Birds of a Feather

By Jacqueline Winspear
Series Maisie Dobbs Novels
Recommended By Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

“The eponymous heroine of Winspear's promising debut, Maisie Dobbs (2003), continues to beguile in this chilling, suspenseful sequel set in England a decade after the end of the Great War (From Publishers Weekly).”

Black Echo

By Michael Connelly
Series Harry Bosch Novels

First book in the Harry Bosch Series. LAPD homicide detective Hieronymus Bosch attempts to solve the murder of Billy Meadows, a soldier he knew while serving in Vietnam.


By Juan Diaz Canales

Presents three stories in which John Blacksad, private investigator, attempts to find the murderer of an old lover, investigate child abductors, and discover nuclear secrets in the 1950s Red Scare.

Bleed For Me

By Michael Robotham
Recommended By Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

A psychologist with a failing marriage and a teenage daughter who won't speak to him, tries to help his daughter's friend, Sienna, who shows up at their house covered in blood and terror-stricken, but with no idea what happened.

Blood Lure

By Nevada Barr
Series Anna Pigeon Novels
Recommended By Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

“While studying grizzly bears in Waterton/Glacier National Peace Park on the border of Montana and Canada, ranger Anne Pigeon finds herself in the midst of a series of deadly bear attacks that leave her struggling to re-evaluate her own view of nature (From the Publisher).”

Bloody Scotland

By James Crawford
Recommended By Ed Goldberg, Head of Reference

A collection of short stories from some of Scotland's top crime writers celebrate twelve of the nation's most iconic buildings.