Mysteries

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August 2018

 

42nd Street Library Books 1-2 by Cornelius Lehane

DB 90011

Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time: 18 hours, 44 minutes.

Two mysteries, written between 2016 and 2017, featuring librarian Raymond Ambler of the New York City 42nd Street Library, who investigates murders in his workplace with help from colleague Adele Morgan and homicide detective Mike Cosgrove. Includes Murder at the 42nd Street Library and Murder in the Manuscript Room. 42nd Street Library series, books 1 and 2. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

 

Among the Dead by J.R. Backlund

DB 90559

Read by Carol Jacobanis. Reading time: 10 hours, 38 minutes.

Rachel Carver left the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation after a case went horribly wrong. Former police partner Danny Braddock, who now works for a small rural sheriff's office, asks for her expert assistance with a murder investigation. Then another murder occurs. Rachel Carver series, book 1. Violence and strong language. 2017.

 

Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

DB 89244

Read by Carol Jacobanis. Reading time: 11 hours, 29 minutes.

The Coast Road region in the United States has finally begun to thrive after decades of economic and environmental collapse. Population is closely controlled, and individuals must earn the right to have children. After an outcast is murdered, however, investigator Enid of Haven must call many of these new societal norms into question. Bannerless Saga series, book 1. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

DB 88170

Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie. Reading time: 8 hours, 22 minutes.

Ex-soldier Bruno is the only policeman in a sleepy French village. But the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes everything. Because the man was found with a swastika carved into his chest, Paris sends a young policewoman to aid Bruno with his investigation. Bruno. Chief of Police series, book 1. Some strong language. 2008

 

The Child Finder: A Novel by Rene Denfeld

DB 89276

Read by Cynthia Farrell. Reading time: 8 hours.

Five-year-old Madison wandered into the woods while her parents were choosing a Christmas tree. Three years later, her desperate parents learn about Naomi, the child finder. Naomi, herself a found child, begins investigating. Meanwhile, Madison believes she's been reborn as the snow girl. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Cuban Affair: A Novel by Nelson DeMille

DB 89340

Read by Joe Wilson. Reading time: 15 hours, 42 minutes.

Veteran "Mac" MacCormick runs a charter-fishing boat out of Key West. When approached by an anti-Castro attorney about taking clients on a mysterious trip to Cuba, his instincts tell him to decline--but the two-million-dollar payday is tempting. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller.  2017.

 

Detective Cooper Devereaux Books 2-3 by Andrew Grant

DB 90037

Read by Stephen Van Doren. Reading time: 16 hours, 52 minutes.

Two novels, written between 2017 and 2018, featuring Alabama detective Cooper Devereaux. In False Friend, long-buried bones are found during an investigation of a series of school arsons. In False Witness, someone is murdering women on their twenty-first birthdays. Detective Cooper Devereaux series, book 2. Violence and strong language. 2018.

 

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben

BR 22094; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

DB 89453

Read by John Jessup. Reading time: 10 hours, 11 minutes.

LP 33082; 414 pages.

Fifteen years ago, high school senior Nap Dumas's twin brother, Leo, and Leo's girlfriend were mysteriously killed by a train, and Nap's girlfriend, Maura, vanished. Now a detective, Nap learns that Maura's fingerprints were just found at another fellow graduate's murder scene. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

DB 90929

Read by January LaVoy. Reading time: 12 hours, 47 minutes.

Nola is the U. S. Army's artist-in-residence--a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy determined to keep her quiet. Unrated. 2018.

 

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark

DB 89876

Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time: 7 hours, 10 minutes.

LP 33104; 427 pages.

Laurie Moran, producer of the true crime television series Under Suspicion, is irritated by her new show host Ryan Nichols's insistence that they take on the three-year-old Met Gala murder of wealthy Virginia Wakeling. Virginia's much younger boyfriend, who is Ryan's personal trainer, wants to clear his name. Under Suspicion series, book 5. 2017.

 

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson

DB 90292

Read by Federay Holmes. Reading time: 9 hours, 15 minutes.

LP 33255; 510 pages.

Her continuing attempts to clear her brother of murder charges have landed Detective Harriet Blue in a small Outback town. A diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan to massacre all seventy-five residents. And the first murder, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Harriet Blue series, book 2. Unrated.  2018.

 

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

BR 22223; volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

DB 90348

Read by Stephen Shanahan. Reading time: 9 hours, 1 minute.

Her continuing attempts to clear her brother of murder charges have landed Detective Harriet Blue in a small Outback town. A diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan to massacre all seventy-five residents. And the first murder, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Aaron Falk series, book 2. Unrated. 2018.

 

Girl in the Snow: A Novel by Danya Kukafka

DB 89792

Read by Eva Wilhelm. Reading time: 9 hours.

When popular Colorado teen Lucinda Hayes is found dead, one of the suspects is her adoring stalker, quiet Cameron. His story, combined with those of troubled cop Russ and jealous fellow student Jade, finally reveals what really happened that night. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

DB 90266

Read by Brittany Pressley. Reading time: 13 hours, 40 minutes.

Working within a secret unit of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Shannon Moss investigates the murder of a Navy SEAL's family. She discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut thought lost in the currents of Deep Time. Moss must explore possible futures to seek insight for the present-day case. Unrated. 2018.

 

Heaven’s Crooked Finger by Hank Early

DB 90361

Read by John Jessup. Reading time: 11 hours, 7 minutes.

PI Earl Marcus returns to his Georgia hometown to say goodbye to the woman who took him in as a teen. However, his plans for a quick visit are stymied when people claim that Earl's fundamentalist preacher father is not actually dead. Earl Marcus series, book 1.

 

The Last Iota: A Novel by Robert Kroese

DB 90340

Read by P.J. Ochlan. Reading time: 9 hours, 49 minutes.

Movie mogul Selah Fiore approaches Keane and Fowler to unravel the mystery of a rare coin lost somewhere in the city. Then Fowler's girlfriend goes missing, and Fiore is murdered. Both events seem connected to the elusive coins and a virtual currency called iotas. Sequel to The Big Sheep (DB 85072). Big Sheep series, book 2. Unrated. 2017.

 

Lightning Men: A Novel by Thomas Mullen

DB 90253

Read by Gregory Maupin. Reading time: 11 hours, 22 minutes.

Black partners Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith and white Denny Rakestraw all work as cops in 1950 Atlanta against the uneasy backdrop of integrating neighborhoods, Ku Klux Klan attacks, and moonshine distribution. They are drawn into cases involving people they love. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Long Deception: A Novel by Mary McCluskey

DB 90318

Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time 7 hours, 51 minutes.

Alison traded her English life for a Los Angeles career and husband. However, when her childhood friend Sophie dies mysteriously, Alison returns for the funeral. She is drawn back into her group of friends--including her old crush, Sophie's brother--and learns a horrifying secret. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

 

Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham

DB 88085

Read by Terry Donnelly. Reading time: 17 hours, 44 minutes.

While continuing to investigate her own mysterious origins and the accompanying mental issues, Welsh detective Fiona Griffiths works on a double murder case. Someone has spread the body parts of both a long-missing young woman and a more recently missing man throughout the area. Fiona Griffiths series, book 2. Strong language and some violence. 2013.

 

Nicki Valentine Books 1-3 by Susan O’Brien

DB 89711

Read by Deborah Desmone.  Reading time: 27 hours, 11 minutes.

Three mysteries, written between 2014 to 2016, feature widowed mom and rookie PI Nicki Valentine. Includes Finding Sky, Sky High, and Skydive, in which Nicki, now dating her PI instructor, Dean, is asked to find an imprisoned woman's daughter who aged out of foster care. Nicki Valentine series, books 1-3. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.

 

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

DB 89173

Read by Angele Masaters. Reading time: 12 hours, 27 minutes.

London, 1887. Lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell has been invited to join the Curiosity Club--a ladies-only establishment. Fellow member Lady Sundridge requests Veronica's help in saving a man from execution for murder, but Lady Sundridge hides her own secrets. With natural historian Stoker, Veronica must separate fact from fiction. Some descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. Veronica Speedwell Mystery series, book 2. 2017.

 

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

DB 90191

Read by Susan Bennett. Reading time: 10 hours, 44 minutes.

Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy still battles memories of her childhood in a cult and the fire at the cult compound that killed her mother. The suicide of one of her artists brings back her past, and only PI Cabot Sutter, fellow cult survivor, can help. Cutler, Sutter and Salinas series, book 2. Unrated. 2018.

 

Righteous by Joe Ide

DB 89557

Read by Sullivan Jones. Reading time: 9 hours, 53 minutes.

Ten years ago, when Isaiah--from IQ (DB86173)--was a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. Now an iconic PI in East Long Beach, Isaiah begins the hunt for the killer again. Meanwhile, a case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas. IQ novels series, book 2. Strong language and violence. 2017.

 

The Room of White Fire by Jefferson T. Parker

DB 89418

Read by Will Damron. Reading time: 11 hours, 17 minutes.

PI Roland Ford is asked to locate an Air Force veteran who has escaped from a mental institution. As he hears a different story from everyone involved, Ford soon realizes that a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman. Roland Ford series, book 1.  Some descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence. 2017.

 

Savannah Martin Books 1-2 by Jenna Bennett

DB 89377

Read by Theresa Conkin. Reading time: 19 hours, 26 minutes.

In A Cutthroat Business, new realtor Savannah Martin rushes to meet a customer who was stood up by a fellow realtor. As it turns out, the house is a dump, the customer is a bad boy from Savannah's high school, and the other realtor has been murdered. Also includes Hot Property. Savannah Martin series, books 1-2. Some strong language. 2010.

 

The Storm Murders Trilogy by John Farrow

DB 90146

Read by John Jessup. Reading time: 36 hours, 55 minutes.

Written between 2015 and 2017, three mysteries set in epic storms and featuring retired Montreal detective Émile Cinq-Mars. In The Storm Murders, two bodies are found in a farmhouse after a severe blizzard. Also includes Seven Days Dead and Perish the Day. Storm Murders Trilogy. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

DB 89164

Read by Terry Donnelly. Reading time: 16 hours, 3 minutes.

Mary Jekyll is penniless after her mother's death and decides to seek the reward for finding her father's old partner, Edward Hyde. She asks Sherlock Holmes for help, and forms a circle with four other women who were also the children of mad scientists. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

 

The Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby

DB 90926

Read by Christine Marshall. Reading time: 7 hours, 59 minutes.

The death of a former presidential candidate in a fiery car crash at Lucie Montgomery's Virginia vineyard has ties to both a thirty-year-old murder and Lucie's own near-fatal accident ten years ago. She searches for a killer who now may be stalking her. Wine Country mystery series, book 8. Unrated. 2017.

 

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

BR 19286; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. 

DB 87771

Read by Gordon Griffin. Reading time: 11 hours, 33 hours.

Scotland. At a Shetland Island art exhibit featuring the work of Fran Hunter, Inspector Jimmy Perez sees a man break down in front of a painting. Someone discovers the man's corpse the following day in an odd setting, and Perez must investigate. Shetland Island series, book 2.  Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2008.

 

Woman in the Shadows by Jane Thynne

DB 89870

Read by Julie Teal. Reading time: 14 hours, 47 minutes.

Berlin, 1937. Actress Clara Vine is disturbed when she discovers the death of her friend Anna Hansen, who attended a school to become an SS officer's wife. While investigating why the death was covered up, she unearths a conspiracy that could rise to the level of the British royal house. Clara Vine series, book 2. Unrated.  2014.