Mystery

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Our twelve year old detective, Flavia de Luce, lives on her family’s run down estate in post WWII England. At the beginning of The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches she is awaiting the return of her mother who disappeared years ago. While she is with the rest of her family at the train station a man tries to speak to Flavia. Then he suddenly falls under the train. Or is he pushed? Flavia is charming as always, cynical and witty, yet young enough to give her bike a name and personality. Secrets about Flavia’s family are revealed and the stage is set for future stories. 

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The Dinosaur Feather

There is a mystery in The Dinosaur Feather but the main focus of this Danish novel is the character development. Anna Bella Nor is working furiously on her PhD dissertation. Then one of her academic advisors, Dr. Lars Helland, is found dead with her thesis on his lap. Anna deals with the police detective, and her toddler while she worries about her studies. Along the way she discovers some unsettling truths about her childhood, and then starts to investigate the murder herself. I enjoyed this award winning mystery and I’ll look forward to any future translations of S.J....

Dead To Me

Dead To Me

 

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New Mysteries!

Here are some new mysteries that you might be interested in:
Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus
The body of a 16 year old girl is found on a German river bank. Who is she?

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Lasso Some Mysteries!

Every year the Texas Library Association chooses the best adult fiction for their Lariat Reading List. There are some interesting mysteries on the list this year. Check them out!

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites

 

The Fate of Katherine Carr

On the way to a family event, I took along the audio version of The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook. I recently acquired a copy of his book, The Crime of Julian Wells, and have become interested in his...

Compound Fractures

I’d been reading Stephen White’s series about Boulder, CO. psychologist Alan Gregory right from the beginning. I always like the working relationship Alan had with his friend Sam, a Boulder cop. And I enjoyed the ethical quandaries Alan would find himself him regarding the confidentiality of his patient’s information when there was a murder or other crime.  In Compound Fractures, the final book in the series, White ties up a lot of loose ends regarding Sam, Alan and their respective families. Sam and Alan have a tragedy to deal with and a secret to hide and a lot of the plot inv...

Book Hunters in Brief: Sherlock Holmes

Book Hunters in Brief graphic: Have You Been Sherlocked?Every Friday on Facebook and Tumblr, HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters share read-alikes organized around a theme: popular titles or authors, favorite characters, pop culture trends and more--all in a snazzy graphic format with quick links to HCPL's catalog.

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Love Stephanie Plum? Here's some other funny mysteries!

I’ve just finished reading the latest Janet Evanovich title, Takedown Twenty, and I really enjoyed the silliness, as usual. However, I had to wait my turn to get it and there are still over 200 requests for this title. While you’re waiting for your copy to come in, you can read the previous Stephanie Plum novels, or you can read these mystery series that feature humor and sassy female detectives.

 

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