Mystery

Nici introducted me to Elizabeth Haynes some time back, and I’ve loved her smart, edgy mysteries ever since. In Behind Closed Doors, the most recent of her new series, the tough, dedicated DCI Louisa Smith is pulled into an old case when a missing person resurfaces. A former police analyst, Haynes integrates police reports and areas of investigation in interesting ways, giving the police procedural a fresh feel. I can’t wait for the next book!

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062276117
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 31st, 2015

McKinty lovers rejoice! Gun Street Girl, his fourth book in the Troubles Trilogy, is out and detective Sean Duffy is on the trail of disappeared missiles, suspicious American agents, and some decent tunes. Duffy has the fascinating perspective of a Catholic cop on an almost entirely Protestant police force in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. If you haven’t already read McKinty, rush in and get a copy of the first Sean Duffy novel, The Cold Cold Ground. My friend Larry blames me for introducing him and says “All I want to do now is sit around and read McKinty.”

Reviewed by: 
Dave
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633880009
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Published: Seventh Street Books - March 3rd, 2015

If you participated in our Winter Reading Program, you may have read one of Robotham’s books, The Suspect. If you did, and liked it, rest assured that his other books are just as good, including this one! If you haven’t read him, his books are taught psychological thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page. If that sounds like your kind of thing, check this out.

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316252058
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 10th, 2015

An obsessive ex-wife and her morning commute bring to life the thrilling magic of Rear Window.  When Rachel spots something suspicious in a backyard from her seat on the train, it brings into motion a series of unsettling discoveries.  As she gets closer to the truth, more questions arise, causing the reader to doubt the narrator. 

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Sara
$21.56
ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

I first became interested in Belfast after reading McKinty’s Troubles Trilogy. Those books sparked a curiosity about this bloody, complicated landscape, a curiosity more than sated by the excellent Belfast Noir. These stories look at Belfast from every possible facet, and each one is better than the last. I can’t remember a story collection this satisfying. 

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Kat
By Adrian McKinty (Editor), Stuart Neville (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617752919
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Published: Akashic Books - November 4th, 2014

If you haven’t read Penny’s stellar Inspector Gamache series, please go buy the first, Still Life, right now. Why? Because her writing is beautiful, her detective is a modern-day Poirot, and in How the Light Gets In, she concludes a plotline that has been building over eight books with incredible skill. All of her books are great, but this one completely blew me away.

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250047274
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 29th, 2014

Winters’s Last Policeman trilogy is one of the most original series I’ve ever read, and World of Trouble brings it to a stellar close. The premise seems dark (the world is ending!), but these books are funny and wise. I love how Winters considers what people would do knowing the end is nigh, and how the stakes are raised as the day of reckoning approaches.

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Flannery
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594746857
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Published: Quirk Books - July 15th, 2014

When I started this mystery about a magician (think Houdini) turned FBI agent I thought: fast, fun read. It is, but I hadn’t expected it to also be clever, funny, and well written. Our heroine, the resourceful Jessica Blackwood, is interesting and likeable, and the magician angle is refreshingly different. Light on gore while rife with illusionist tricks, this intriguing mystery is great for anyone. I can’t wait for book two!
Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062348876
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Published: Bourbon Street Books - September 23rd, 2014

I love Kathy Reichs’ heroine, Temperance Brennan, a tough, brilliant forensic anthropologist who will stop at nothing to catch killers. Although I’d only ever read the first book in the series before this, I was able to slip into the story easily and enjoy every page. As an actual forensic anthropologist, Reichs knows her subject well, and is quite a good writer. This is a tense thriller that kept me guessing till the very end.
Reviewed by: 
Flannery
$27.00
ISBN: 9780345544018
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Published: Bantam - September 23rd, 2014

For the first time ever, the guardians of Agatha Christie’s legacy have approved a brand-new novel featuring her most beloved creation, Hercule Poirot.

“Equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging….I was thrilled to see Poirot in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” —Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

$25.99
ISBN: 9780062297211
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 9th, 2014

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