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Mysteries

One for the Money

Author
Janet Evanovich

Staff Comment
First of the delightful Stephanie Plum novels. Read it and you'll be hooked!

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

On the Ropes: Round One

Author
Tom Schreck

Staff Comment
A surprisingly good first book, fast paced and funny, with an involved plot that has little to do with boxing. Don't miss Round Two.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Prostitutes' Ball

Author
Stephen Cannell

Staff Comment
A very different Shane Scully story than usual -- light-hearted and funny, but still a great police drama.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep

Author
Rett MacPherson

Staff Comment
Set in 1950s West Virginia, this is a rich and engaging novel about family, community and a long ago mystery.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

St. Patrick's Day Murder

Author
Leslie Meier

Staff Comment
The author blends Celtic culture and Irish folklore into this murder mystery set in a quaint Maine harbor town. Really enjoyable read.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Sworn to Silence

Author
Linda Castillo

Staff Comment
This is a gripping story of serial murders committed in an idyllic Amish community. The ending will surprise you.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Woof

Author
Spencer Quinn

Staff Comment
Told from the dog's point-of-view, Bowser finds a new home with young "Birdie" and together they solve a home town mystery.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Dead Scared

Author
S.J. Bolton

Staff Comment
Det. Flint discovers her investigation is the mere tip of the most unspeakable crime imaginable.

Suggested by
Ginger, East Shore Area Library

The Secrets of Wishtide

Author
Kate Saunders

Staff Comment
A clever and charming new series featuring a widow and her cohorts solving crimes in Victorian England.

Suggested by
Phyllis

Blackout

Author
Marc Elsberg

Staff Comment
This is a thriller involcing computer hackers, terrorism, loss of power, and intrigue.

Suggested by
Ann Marie

Alexandria

Author
Lindsey Davis

Staff Comment
Marcus Didius Falco is the first-century Roman equivalent of Columbo. In this mystery, Falco has to solve multiple murders at the Great Library of Alexandria. Good story, with lots of witty insights on human nature.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Wrecked

Author
Carol Higgins Clark

Staff Comment
Mysterious deaths and surprises on current-day Cape Cod.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Accusers

Author
Lindsey Davis

Staff Comment
Another Marcus Didius Falco adventure, this time set in his hometown of ancient Rome. Watch as he unravels the twisting schemes of the ancient Roman court system.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Gideon's Corpse

Author
Child, Lincoln, and Preston, Douglas

Staff Comment
Another edge-of-the-seat Gideon Crew adventure - this time Gideon must stop a global destruction plan while evading the authorities. A great read!

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Storm Cycle

Author
Iris Johansen

Staff Comment
Great story combining ancient Egyptian secrets, super-computers, and international intrigue.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Death Cloud

Author
Andrew Lane

Staff Comment
This is a wonderful "young Sherlock Holmes" adventure.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

The Tainted Relic

Author
The Medieval Murderers

Staff Comment
A great mystery spanning half a millennium, regarding a relic with a history and a curse.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Sister Eve Private Eye

Author
Lynne Hinton

Staff Comment
A nun takes a leave of absence from the convent to help her dad who's recovering from surgery and gets involved with his detective business. Great mystery!!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library