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Mystery -- Recommended Books!
If you like stories full of suspense, intrigue, clues and questions, check out these titles!
Recommended Mystery Books
And Then There Were None by
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. Fiction. 275 pages.
The Cuckoo's Calling by
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client when he gets the case of a supermodel known as Cuckoo whose death was ruled a suicide. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. By J.K. Rowling writing by a pseudonym. Fiction. 455 pages. Available as ebook
Dog on It by
Chet (the book’s wise and loveable canine narrator) and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. Fiction. 305 pages.
Ghost Hero by
Investigating a rumor about new paintings by a famous contemporary Chinese artist who has been dead for 20 years, private investigator Lydia Chin and her partner, Bill Smith, discover that a new client is not who he claims to be. Gripping suspense. Fiction. 325 pages.
The Girl on the Train by
Unhappy, boozy Rachel likes to spy on a couple she calls Jason and Jess from a train - and then Jess disappears. A nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession. Fiction. 316 pages.
House Rules by
Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior. Fiction. 532 pages.
Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy Dockery has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. More murders are reported by the day--and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes? Fiction. 422 pages.
Recommended Mystery Books
Most Wanted by
Melanie Vargas, a young, hotshot federal prosecutor in New York City, is in a wild race against the clock to solve a brutal high-society murder before the killer finds her, in a stunning, sexy, spellbinding tale of suspense. Fiction. 407 pages.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by
" An unemployed web designer lands a job as the night shift clerk at a San Francisco bookstore. But why don’t the customers ever buy anything, and what mysterious riddle are they trying to solve?" Fiction. 288 pages.
Murder on the Orient Express by
Millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett is found dead, stabbed a dozen times in his compartment on the famous Orient Express, which is stranded by a storm. Will detective Hercule Poirot find out who done it before the murderer strikes again? Fiction. 265 pages
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by
This first novel in the widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning detective, Precious Ramotswe of Botswana. This case is of a missing boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors. Fiction. 235 pages. Available as ebook
One for the Money by
Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter and her first prey is, guess who? None other than Joe Morelli, the macho pig who deflowered her in high school. Now a cop, he is wanted for murder. The intriguing thing is she still rather fancies him. Fiction. 290 pages.
Navajo Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Tribal Officer Jim Chee are investigating three murders, leading them into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the “skinwalkers." Fiction. 304 pages.
Those Who Wish Me Dead by
This fast-paced, suspenseful mystery is a riveting read. A 13-year-old boy witnesses a brutal murder and, for his safety, is sent away to be part of a teenage delinquents’ survival program in the Montana wilderness. Unfortunately the killers, two brothers who are as evil as they come, are on his trail and slaughtering everyone who gets in their way. A breathtaking thriller. Fiction. 392 pages.