Mystery

The year is 1399 and young widow Kate Clifford just had a world of trouble thrown on her doorstep. She has two young wards by her late husband's mistress to watch out for, King Richard's (the II) men keep raiding her shipments, and, oh, there's a dead body in her guesthouse. Robb has created a masterpiece and one hell of a compelling protagonist. I loved every twist and turn of this most excellent historical mystery. - Ivy

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The Service of the Dead Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681774534
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 9th, 2017

While attending a small dinner party next door, the Conti's baby disappears into the hot summer night. What follows is a delicious mix of family secrets, unreliable narrators, and a hardened detective who's determined to find the truth--and the baby, fingers crossed. Another of those "oops, I read it in one night" books, The Couple Next Door's pacing is on point and exquisitely satisfying. A perfect summer read! - Rachel

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780735221109
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Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2017

Challenging the status quo isn’t easy, and though becoming the first female deputy sheriff is as hard as it gets, Constance Kopp isn’t one to back down. When a mistake threatens her new career, she throws every ounce of nerve and grit she has into fixing it—with some advice from her wonderfully eccentric sisters, of course! I loved this great historical mystery. - Flannery

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544947139
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Published: Mariner Books - May 2nd, 2017

I’m a sucker for crime novels and in my opinion, Tana French is the best of the best. Everything she writes is pure gold, and The Trespasser is no exception. The characters are richly developed, the plot is dark and twisty, and the writing is so good you’ll have a hard time putting it down.—Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026333
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

Megan Abbot is the queen of nourishing family dramas unfolding around troubled teen girls, and this is her best yet. Katie Knox’s daughter Devon is a gymnastics prodigy, and Katie and her husband will do whatever it takes to see Devon’s dreams realized. When a death happens in the supposedly tight-knit gymnastics gym, fractures in both family and community expose unpleasant truths. I was completely sucked in and didn’t want to put it down. - Flannery

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You Will Know Me Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316231060
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

With its deftly spun narratives whose sources range from transcribed wiretaps to a flashback of underground gay bars, Oakland Noir has everything I want in an anthology. Filtering the grit and harsh circumstances is a kind of protective empathy, with glimpses of hope that make the noir gut-punch hurt that much more. - Rachel

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Oakland Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Jerry Thompson (Editor), Eddie Muller (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755309
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Published: Akashic Books - April 4th, 2017

This excellent debut by Paul Vidich is a classic Cold War spy thriller based on actual events during the McCarthy period in the early 1950s. Reminiscent of John le Carré, An Honorable Man tells the story of a mole hunt conducted the old-fashioned way: with deception and lies. It is richly atmospheric, with compelling characters and brisk pacing through its twists and turns. - Trey

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781501110412
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Published: Atria Books - February 28th, 2017

In her new stand-alone novel, Laurie R. King tackles a modern horror—a high school career day gone terribly wrong. Anyone who loves King’s deft writing and nuanced character building will be more than satisfied. King weaves the threads of her characters’ lives and secrets together into a taut psychological tale that is poignant and provocative and an excellent example of her range and skill. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780804177931
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Published: Bantam - June 13th, 2017

Lyndsay Faye is a card-carrying Sherlock Holmesian—literally: she is a member of at least three Sherlock Holmes societies, including the Baker Street Babes—who fell in love with Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters as a child. Faye’s stories, collected here for the first time, reflect that deep and abiding love and respect. Echoing Doyle’s syntax, Faye brings her own depth and engrossing humanity to the seminal detecting duo that has preoccupied pop culture for more than a century. - Jocelyn

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The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125927
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Published: Mysterious Press - March 7th, 2017

Books, booksellers, and bookstore patrons all play a role in this rich and unusual debut mystery by Matthew Sullivan. This clever tale of a bizarre and somewhat unsettling suicide and murder is hard to put down, as tantalizing clues keep the story moving quickly. Fascinating characters and excellent writing combine to make a riveting story with an ending that will surely surprise you. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781501116841
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 13th, 2017

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