Mystery

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for family. Unfortunately for punk rock–loving street-food vendor Jiang-nan, this means keeping an eye on his spoiled cousin as a favor to his gangster uncle. What could possibly go wrong? This fast-paced, funny mystery brings Taiwan to such rich, vibrant life that you’ll want to run out to the all-night fruit stand for a fresh peeled pineapple. I thoroughly enjoyed it. —Flannery

 

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Incensed (Taipei Night Market Novel #2) Cover Image
By Ed Lin
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616957339
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Published: Soho Crime - October 4th, 2016

When suspended cop Bish discovers that his daughter’s bus has been bombed in France, he rushes to her side, not realizing he’s about to be pulled into a complex web that will send him searching for a missing teen girl with links to an old crime. Printz Award–winning author Marchetta has already shown her writing skills in her young adult novels, and now she proves she can write a great adult mystery as well! —Flannery

 

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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316349291
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 11th, 2016

A rot has spread into the ranks of the Surete, so Armande Gamache takes a position at the Surete training grounds to find and eliminate the cause. Of course, he quickly finds himself dealing with a murder, while an odd map of Three Pines surfaces and adds mystery of its own. This is Louise Penny at her best—a character driven story filled with beloved characters that is also a deftly woven mystery. I loved it.  —Flannery

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A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels #12) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250022134
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 30th, 2016

Challenging the status quo isn’t easy, and though becoming the first female deputy sheriff is 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, and I’m thrilled that we’ll have Amy Stewart here to talk about it September 28th!  —Flannery

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Kopp Sisters Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544409941
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 6th, 2016

Hiaasen is known for using a weird Florida story as inspiration for his books, and Razor Girl is no different. Sparked by an incident when a woman shaving her bikini line on the freeway rear-ended the car in front of her, Hiaasen has woven a tale that brings in organized crime, environmental destruction, and one spitfire of a lady. This is the funny, well-crafted mystery one expects from Hiaasen, and it’s a total pleasure.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780385349741
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 6th, 2016

A Vietnam vet returns home and finds his specialty is rescuing children from abusive situations. It’s the only job that provides the adrenaline he needs that matches the war.  Keeping Watch  takes psychological suspense to its highest level. It’s also the best book I’ve read that conveys the psychological horrors of that war and it’s my favorite Laurie King stand-alone title. —Clytia

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ISBN: 9780553382525
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 2004

Will Keller, war photographer, is more than happy to get lost in Cambodia’s underbelly and forget his past. Despite his efforts, he is drawn into a search for a lost girl, a trip that takes him across the country and through his past. The author draws on personal career experience as a photojournalist to bring life (and death) to this hauntingly stark and brutal novel. I read this in one night, unable and unwilling to drag out the suspense. —Rachel

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ISBN: 9781501106088
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 15th, 2016

If you’ve heard of a criminal profiler, you have John Douglas to thank. He was one of the first to explore at the psyche of a killer to predict their next move and help law enforcement catch the worst killers imaginable. In this memoir, Douglas recounts the early days of profiling and talks about killers we all know of—including Santa Cruz serial killer Edmund Kemper. Warning: It’s about serial killers. It gets nasty. —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780671528904
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Published: Pocket Books - August 1st, 1996

Kingdom of Strangers takes us into the secretive world of women in Saudi Arabia. Katya, one of the few policewomen in Jeddah, finds herself on the hunt for both a missing woman and a serial killer, while hiding a secret of her own. Katya is a great heroine, and Ferraris’s writing is so vividly detailed, you can feel the heat burning off the sands. If you want something a little different, give this a try! —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780316074254
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2013

Set in the depression-era Appalachian mountains, this atmospheric mystery builds off folklore to examine destiny, desperation, and morality. After convincing the county commissioners to let her take over her deceased husband’s role as sheriff, Ellie Robbins becomes responsible for carrying out an execution and—in a time when women were considered incapable of handling many tasks—this makes everyone unhappy. —Nici

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ISBN: 9781476772813
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Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2016

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