Mystery & Thriller
Solves crimes and outwit foes!
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author
When a group of hackers threatens to take over the power grid of Minneapolis, the Department of Homeland Security and the NSA team up to prevent the attack. They need to find out who these dangerous hackers are - and they need to do it quickly. Letty Davenport, the twentysomething daughter of Lucas Davenport, is brought on board to go undercover and infiltrate the group. Posing as a rogue programmer for hire, she and her reluctant partner from the NSA, Rod Baxter, head to Los Angeles to find the illusive group before it is too late
I have some questions for you
Makkai, Rebecca, author
A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past - including the 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. When The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn't as much of an outsider at Granby as she'd thought - if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.
I only read murder : a novel
Ferguson, Ian (Author of How to be a Canadian), author
Miranda Abbott, once known for the crime-solving, karate-chopping church pastor she played on network television, has hit hard times. In dire straits, she signs up for an amateur production. On opening night, one of the actors is murdered, live, in front of the audience, but no one actually saw what happened. Now everyone is under a cloud of suspicion. Clearly, the only way to solve this mystery is for Miranda to summon her skills as television's Pastor Fran and draw on the help of her new sidekick, Susan, a shy bookstore clerk who seems to know everyone's secrets.
In farm's way
Flower, Amanda, author.
"Even the best-laid plants can go awry... After solving a murder and getting her organic farm ready to overwinter, Shiloh Bellamy still expects the next few months to be busy with repairs, spring planning, and networking with local businesses. She might even be able to broker a new partnership with Fields Brewery and its organic brewer's association. Well, she could if the owner wasn't found murdered at the county Ice Fishing Derby. Once again, Shiloh gets tangled up in the investigation when the police ignore an entire crop of suspects to blame one of her friends. She'll have to dig deep to find the truth, reel in a killer, and convince her city-slicker pug to wear his winter boots. But with Bellamy Farm still struggling, can Shiloh spare the time to look into the town's fishy characters? Or will her dream farm be the next thing floating belly up?"-- Provided by publisher.
The judge's list
Grisham, John, author
As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, in The judge's list, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes--but he may be taking lives." -- Provided by publisher.
The last devil to die
Osman, Richard, 1970- author
On Boxing Day, a dangerous package is smuggled across the English coast. When it goes missing, chaos is unleashed. The body count starts to rise - including someone close to the Thursday Murder Club - as our gang face an impossible search, and their most deadly opponents yet. With the clock ticking down and a killer heading to Cooper's Chase, has their luck finally run out?
The Marlow Murder Club : a novel
"Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink, and to keep herself busy she sets crosswords for The Times newspaper. One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don't believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself, and is soon joined in her quest by Suzie, a salt-of-the-earth dog-walker, and Becks, the prim and proper wife of the local vicar. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club. When another body turns up, they realize they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. And the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape... "I love Robert Thorogood's writing." -Peter James, international bestselling author"-- Provided by publisher.
Chien, Vivien, author.
"Lana, now officially manager of her family's restaurant, the Ho-Lee Noodle House, is headed to sunny Irvine, California to attend a restaurant convention with her sister, Anna May, along for the ride. The girls' very Americanized Aunt Grace has asked them to stay in her posh rental, and as the trip begins, it seems to be just what they both needed. Even the restaurant convention proves to be worthwhile and entertaining, especially when Lana witnesses a dramatic cat fight between a fortune cookie vendor and a journalist. Lana and Anna May can't imagine things getting any better until they learn their aunt has yet another surprise in store for them--a swanky cocktail party hosted for the freelancers of Southern California. But on the night of the party, things go south when a close journalist friend of Grace's mysteriously plunges from the roof top of the hotel. Even more suspicious is the fact that Aunt Grace's friend is the same journalist Lana saw getting into a screaming match with the fortune cookie vendor at the convention. The police rule the death a gruesome accident, but Aunt Grace refuses to accept that explanation and begs Lana for her help uncovering the truth. Lana, Anna May, Aunt Grace attempt to keep up appearances as they search for answers, but unwanted attention from suspicious colleagues and convention attendees starts to surface, causing Lana to wonder if they'll find the killer in time...or if they'll be the next ones pushed over the edge."--Amazon.
Now you see us : a novel
Jaswal, Balli Kaur, author
Corazon, Donita, and Angel are Filipina domestic workers - part of the wave of women sent to Singapore to be cleaners, maids, and caregivers. An explosive news story shatters Singapore's famous tranquility: a Filipina maid has been arrested for murdering her female employer. Shocked into action, Donita, Corazon, and Angel will use their considerable moxie and insight to piece together the mystery of what really happened on the day Flordeliza's employer was murdered - after all, no one knows the secrets of Singapore's elite like the women who work in their homes.
The only one left : a novel
Sager, Riley, author
The Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume 17-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. It's now 1983, and home-health aide Kit McDeere arrives to care for Lenora. In her seventies, Lenora can only communicate via an old typewriter. One night, Lenora types out "I want to tell you everything." As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought.
The puzzle master : a novel
Trussoni, Danielle, author
A traumatic brain injury that caused a rare medical condition has left Mike Brink with a mental superpower - he can solve puzzles, calculate equations, and see patterns. A woman serving thirty years in prison for murder hasn't spoken a word. When she draws a perplexing puzzle, Brink is called in to solve it. What begins as a desire to crack a strange and alluring cipher quickly morphs into an obsession with the woman who drew the puzzle - and soon reveals that there is something more urgent, and more dangerous, behind her silence, thrusting Brink into a hunt for the truth.
The quiet tenant
Michallon, Clémence, author
Aidan Thomas has a dark secret: he's a kidnapper and serial killer with a ninth victim he has earmarked for death: Rachel, imprisoned in a backyard shed, fearing for her life. When Aidan and his thirteen-year-old daughter Cecilia are forced to move. Aidan has no choice but to bring Rachel along, introducing her to Cecilia as a "family friend." As Rachel tests the boundaries of her new living situation, she begins to form a tenuous connection with Cecilia. And when Emily, a local restaurant owner, develops a crush on the handsome widower, she finds herself coming dangerously close to discovering Aidan's secret.
The senator's wife : a novel
Constantine, Liv, author
After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally ready to settle down - with each other. Sloane is preparing for an upcoming hip replacement - the latest reminder of the lupus she's managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide to hire a home health - aide finding the perfect fit in Athena Karras. Instead, Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst.
The stolen coast
Murphy, Dwyer, author.
"Adrift in a sleepy coastal Massachusetts town, a man who ferries fugitives by day gets twisted up in a plot to pilfer diamonds in this Casablanca-infused heist novel. Jack might be a polished, Harvard-educated lawyer on paper, but everyone in the down-at-the-heels, if picturesque, village of Onset, Massachusetts, knows his real job: moving people on the run from powerful enemies. The family business-co-managed with his father, a retired spy-is smooth sailing, as they fill up Onset's holiday homes during the town's long, drowsy off-season and help clients shed their identities in preparation for fresh starts. But when Elena, Jack's former flame-a dedicated hustler who's no stranger to the fugitive life-makes an unexpected return to town, her arrival upends Jack's routine existence. Elena, after all, doesn't go anywhere without a scheme in mind, and it isn't long before Jack finds himself enmeshed in her latest project: intercepting millions of dollars' worth of raw diamonds before they're shipped overseas. Infusing a fast-paced plot with sharp wit and stylish prose, CrimeReads editor-in-chief Dwyer Murphy serves up an irresistible page-turner as full of heart as it is of drama"-- Provided by publisher.
What happened to the Bennetts
Scottoline, Lisa, author
"Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter's field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever. Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization - and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs. The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands." -- Amazon.