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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Top 10 Mystery Books

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Spend the weekend curling up with a cozy mystery or on the edge of your seat with a suspenseful thriller. Kandra has compiled a list of some of the most popular mystery & thriller titles available at your Library. Take a look and let us know what you think! 

1.  The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Fallen - BaldacciIf you are a fan of Baldacci, The Fallen is one of Baldacci’s best, so you’re in for a treat! This 2018 title is number 4 in the Amos Decker series about a detective (Decker) and his colleague, Alex Jamison. The two are teamed up trying to solve the bizarre murders in the rust town of Baronville.

2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects - FlynnSharp Objects is a suspenseful read about a journalist named Camille Preaker. Camille has a challenging life and suffers from alcoholism and other issues that land her in a psychiatric hospital. When Camille is discharged, her boss gives Camille a reporting assignment in her hometown, where one girl has been murdered, and a second is missing. You can catch this miniseries adaptation on HBO starring Amy Adams.

3. Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

raspberry-danish-murder-2Need a lighter mystery with the added benefits of some delicious recipes? Joanne Fluke is here to save the day with another installment from her Hanna Swensen series. A Danish fruit pastry introduced to Hannah’s menu brings fans of this series one step closer to solving the mystery and disappearance of Ross, Hannah’s husband.

4. Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights - ReichsThis standalone thriller features a new heroine, Sunnie. Sunnie has spent years running from her past. Now it’s time for her to face her demons because they just might lead her to the truth about what happened years ago. Fans of Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series will devour this standalone!


5. The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth GeorgeTwo detectives try to solve a crime that threatens to disintegrate a quiet, historic medieval town in England.


6. Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb

Leverage in Death by J.D. RobbRobb fans can continue enjoying the thrilling In Death series following Lieutenant Eve Dallas as she tries to solve the mystery of a suicide bombing in a Wall Street office building.


7. Golden Prey by John Sandford

Golden Prey by John SandfordGet ready for twists and turns in the 27th entry in the Lucas Davenport series. This time, Davenport becomes the hunted.

8. The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James PattersonBestselling author James Patterson and former President Clinton collaborate for this political thriller about a threat on Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street. This fast-paced read is full of espionage and cyberterrorism.


9. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning  by Louise PennyChief Inspector Armand Gamache is given an old map on his first day at his new job as chief superintendent of the police academy. This map is full of riddles and secrets, and he assigns his first-year cadets with solving the conundrum. Things get even more complicated when a copy of the map is found in the bedroom of a professor who’s been murdered at the academy.

10. Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse KellermanThis psychological thriller is written by a dynamic father-son duo, and is the first installment of the Clay Edison series. The story follows Clay Edison, a deputy coroner, and the complicated cases he must investigate.

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