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Mystery – General

To craft a list of really good mysteries, the first thing you must do is define the term mystery.  This genre puts its emphasis on solving a puzzling event – often a crime or murder but not always.

The Storm We Made

Vanessa Chan

* A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * One of the “most anticipated books of 2024” (Oprah Daily), this spellbinding, sweeping novel features a Malayan mother who becomes an unlikely spy for the invading Japanese forces during WWII—with shock

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Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup

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The House Is on Fire

Rachel Beanland

Told from the perspectives of four people whose actions changed the course of history, this masterful work of historical fiction takes readers back to 1811 Richmond, Virginia, where, on the night after Christmas, the city's only theater burned t

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Then She Was Gone

Lisa Jewell

Ten years after her teenage daughter disappears, a woman crosses paths with a charming single father whose young child feels eerily familiar, in this evocative, suspenseful drama from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell--perfect for fans of

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Country Club Murders Series, Book 8

Back Stabbers

Julie Mulhern

All Ellison Russell wanted was an update on her stock portfolio. Instead, she found her broker dead. With an unexpected out-of-town guest at her house, Ellison is too busy for a murder investigation. Only this time, Detective Anarchy Jones wants her

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Obama Biden Series, Book 1

Hope Never Dies

Andrew Shaffer

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon's Murtaugh and Riggs. Vice President Joe Bi

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Andrew Yancy Series, Book 1

Bad Monkey

Carl Hiaasen

Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer, an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer and a voodoo witch with a string o

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Serge Storms Series, Book 25

Mermaid Confidential

Tim Dorsey

Serge A. Storms and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, have decided to pump the brakes and live on island time. After years of manic road tripping across their beloved Sunshine State, the irrepressible anti-heroes drop anchor in the Florida Key

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Aunties Series, Book 2

Four Aunties and a Wedding

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can't wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wan

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Noir Chronicles Series, Book 2

Razzmatazz

Christopher Moore

Bartender Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin and the rest of the Cookies Coffee Irregulars--a ragtag bunch of working mugs last seen in Noir--are on the hustle: theyre trying to open a driving school for Chinatown residents; shanghai an abusive Swedis

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Cover Story

Susan Rigetti

After a rough year at NYU, aspiring writer Lora Ricci is thrilled to land a summer internship at ELLE magazine where she meets Cat Wolff, contributing editor and enigmatic daughter of a clean-energy mogul. Cat takes Lora under her wing, soliciting he

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Counterfeit

Kirstin Chen

The story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise--an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Be

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Elderly Lady Series, Book 1

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

Helene Tursten

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translate

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Finlay Donovan Series, Book 3

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun

Elle Cosimano

Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can't have fun? Finlay Donovan has been in messes before—after all, she's an author and single mom who's a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons—but

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Ernest Cunningham Series, Book 1

Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

Benjamin Stevenson

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call

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Chet and Bernie Series, Book 1

Dog on it

Spencer Quinn

I could smell him - or rather the booze on his breath - before he even opened the door, but my sense of smell is pretty good, probably better than yours. So begins this fabulous, funny new detective novel featuring Bernie, a slightly down-at-heel PI;

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Stephanie Plum Series, Book 29

Going Rogue

Janet Evanovich

Monday mornings aren’t supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Con

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Murder Your Employer

Rupert Holmes

The McMasters Conservatory for the Applied Arts, a luxurious, clandestine college dedicated to the fine art of murder where earnest students study how best to “delete” their most deserving victim. Who hasn’t wondered for a split second what the

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Women's Murder Club Series, Book 22

22 Seconds

James Patterson

SFPD Sergeant Boxer has guns on her mind. There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbing

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DC Morgan Series, Book 1

The Last Party

Clare Mackintosh

At midnight, one of them is dead. By morning, all of them are suspects. It's the party to end all parties....but not everyone is here to celebrate. On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake

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Quinn & Costa Series, Book 3

The Wrong Victim

Allison Brennan

A lethal attack with no clear motive…and a killer dead-set on keeping the truth buried. A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating commun

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Sean King & Michelle Maxwell Series, Book 2

Hour Game

David Baldacci

Ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic b

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Rizzoli & Isles Series, Book 13

Listen to Me

Tess Gerritsen

Mothers know best . . . But who will listen? Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are newly plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by her

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Vera Stanhope Series, Book 10

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,

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Harry Bosch Series, Book 23

The Dark Hours

Michael Connelly

There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. Only minutes after mid

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Long Bright River

Liz Moore

"A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the

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Walt Longmire Series, Book 18

Hell and Back

Craig Johnson

What if you woke up lying in the middle of the street in the infamous town of Fort Pratt, Montana, where thirty young Native boys perished in a tragic 1896 boarding-school fire? What if every person you encountered in that endless night was dead? Wha

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Andrea Oliver Series, Book 2

Girl, Forgotten

Karin Slaughter

A small town hides a big secret... Who killed Emily Vaughn? A girl with a secret... Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night should be the highlight of her high school

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Lincoln Rhyme Series, Book 13

The Burial Hour

Jeffery Deaver

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest orde

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Spilling CID Series, Book 11

The Couple at the Table

Sophie Hannah

Honeymooners at a posh resort receive an ominous warning with deadly consequences in the latest gripping, twisty psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Hannah. Jane and William are enjoying their honeymoon at an exclusiv

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John Corey Series, Book 8

The Maze

Nelson DeMille

Inspired by and based on the actual and still-unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes us on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine--and maybe more--sex workers and hidden their bodies in the thick undergrowth on a l

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Night Film

Marisha Pessl

On a damp October night the body of beautiful Ashley Cordova is discovered in a Manhattan warehouse. Though her death is ruled a suicide, investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. The last time McGrath got too close to the Cordova dy

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Mystic River

Dennis Lehane

When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened—something that ended their friendship and chan

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The Killer Inside Me

Jim Thompson

Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers -- the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between -- as

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Danny Winslow Series, Book 1

City on Fire

Don Winslow

Until a beautiful woman comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody

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The Snowman Jo Nesbo Cover
Harry Hole Series, Book 7

The Snowman

Jo Nesbo

One night, after the first snowfall of the year, a boy named Jonas wakes up and discovers that his mother has disappeared. Only one trace of her remains: a pink scarf, his Christmas gift to her, now worn by the snowman that inexplicably appeared in t

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Amos Walker Series, Book 31

City Walls

Loren D. Estleman

The search for a fugitive embezzler leads Amos Walker to Cleveland, where he is hired by Emmett Yale, a leading figure in the electric car industry, to investigate the murder of his stepson. Yale believes that his stepson's hitman is connected t

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Anna & Fin Series, Book 1

Conviction

Denise Mina

The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement,

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Kenzie & Gennaro Series, Book 1

A Drink Before The War

Dennis Lehane

Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are tough private investigators who know the blue-collar neighbourhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section as only natives can. Working out of an old church belfry, Kenzie and Gennaro take on a seemingly

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The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

Peter Swanson

George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and Geor

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L.A. Series, Book 1

The Black Dahlia

James Ellroy

On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia -- and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history. Caught up in the investigation

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Velvet Was the Night

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexico in the 1970s is a dangerous country, even for Maite, a secretary who spends her life seeking the romance found in cheap comic books and ignoring the activists protesting around the city. When her next-door neighbor, the beautiful art student L

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Shipshewana Amish Series, Book 2

A Perfect Square

Vannetta Chapman

Amish-English sleuthing duo Deborah Yoder and Callie Harper set out to solve a murder. But more than an innocent man's future is at stake. In book two of the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, God's grace touches the long-lost past as well a

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Emerald Windows

Terri Blackstock

Ten years ago, devastated by an ugly scandal, Brooke Martin fled the small town of Hayden to pursue a career as a stained glass artist. Now Brooke has returned on business to discover that some things never change. Her spotted reputation remains. Ton

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Private Justice Series, Book 3

Deceived

Irene Hannon

For three years, Kate Marshall has been grieving the loss of her husband and their four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on an escalator in the mall, she is convinced it is the son she thought was dead.

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Cape Refuge Series, Book 2

Southern Storm

Terri Blackstock

First a dead stranger. Now a missing Police Chief. Did Chief Cade run off to elope . . . or has he met with foul play? The body in the morgue had no ID. No one knew who he was or where he came from when he walked out in front of Cade’s car. And whe

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Moonlighters Series, Book 1

Truth Stained Lies

Terri Blackstock

Three sisters--a blogger, a cab driver, and a stay-at home mom--investigate to try and clear their brother's name after he is accused of murder.

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Deadly Décor Mystery Series, Book 3

Interior Motives

Ginny Aiken

Haley Ferrell and contractor Dutch Merrill are in the process of restoring an older home when one of their clients turns up dead, and Halley, using her skills as a interior designer, is determined to find the killer.

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A Table by the Window

Lawana Blackwell

After inheriting a large house in Tallulah, Mississippi, from a grandmother she can barely remember, Carley goes to visit and succumbs to the charms of small-town living, but along with faith, serenity, self-worth, and romance, she finds a murder mys

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Unspoken

Dee Henderson

Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles

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Newpointe 911 Series, Book 1

Private Justice

Terri Blackstock

A serial killer is stalking the wives of the town's firefighters, and unless Mark and Allie Branning renew their commitment to each other and to God, Allie may be next.

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Amish Bishop Series, Book 1

What the Bishop Saw

Vannetta Chapman

Somewhere in the Embers Lies the Truth A fire blazes out of control in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, leaving an elderly Amish bachelor dead. Bishop Henry Lapp rushes to the scene, and he learns the fire was no accident. Someone intended to kill Ve

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Shadows of Swanford Abbey

Julie Klassen

When Miss Rebecca Lane returns to her home village after a few years away, her brother begs for a favor: go to nearby Swanford Abbey and deliver his manuscript to an author staying there who could help him get published. Feeling responsible for her b

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Lady Worthing Series, Book 1

Murder in Westminster

Vanessa Riley

Discovering a body on her property presents Lady Abigail Worthing with more than one pressing problem. The victim is Juliet, the wife of her neighbor, Stapleton Henderson. Although Abigail has little connection with the lady in question, she expects

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Dickens of a Crime Series, Book 1

A Tale of Two Murders

Heather Redmond

1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’s daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having

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Inspector Ian Rutledge Series, Book 1

A Test of Wills

Charles Todd

It’s 1919, and the “War to End All Wars” has been won. But there is no peace for Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge, recently returned from the battlefields of France shell-shocked and tormented by the ever-present voice of the young Scot he

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Marion Lane Series, Book 1

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

T.A. Willberg

London, 1958. Elaborately disguised and hidden deep beneath the city's streets lies the world of Miss Brickett's, a secret detective agency. From traversing deceptive escape rooms, to engineering almost magical mechanical gadgets, apprentic

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Murder on Black Swan Lane Andrea Penrose Cover
Wrexford & Sloane Series, Book 1

Murder on Black Swan Lane

Andrea Penrose

In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose unspeakable evil.

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Bess Crawford Series, Book 1

A Duty to the Dead

Charles Todd

Dedicated to helping the many wounded during the Great War, Bess Crawford receives a desperate request from a dying lieutenant while serving as a nurse aboard a hospital ship. "Tell my brother Jonathan that I lied," the young man says. &quo

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Saffron Everleigh Series, Book 1

A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons

Kate Khavari

Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh is determined to blaze a new trail at the University College London, but with her colleagues’ beliefs about women’s academic inabilities and not so subtle hints that her deceased father’s reputa

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