Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: Not too cozy, not too gory

After I'm Gone
After I'm Gone By Lippman, Laura Book - 2014 MYSTERY LIPPMAN 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:Felix Brewer, a charmer with a not quite legal business, goes missing leaving his wife and three daughters; ten years later, his girlfriend has disappeared. A nice combination of mystery and character-study told by the different characters and jumping back and forth in time.

Before I Go to Sleep
Before I Go to Sleep A Novel By Watson, S. J. Book - 2011 FICTION WATSON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fast-paced psychological thriller revolving around an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form new memories, desperately trying to uncover the truth about who she is—and who she can trust.

The Poison Tree
The Poison Tree By Kelly, Erin Book - 2011 FICTION KELLY 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Picking up Rex after a ten-year prison sentence for murder, Karen remembers the bohemian summer in 1990s London when their carefree romance and excesses became subject to a complicated family history and ended in violence. A twisty, psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.

The Blessing Way
The Blessing Way By Hillerman, Tony Book - 2009 MYSTERY HILLERMAN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A classic of Native American mystery with Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn solving a murder apparently committed by a supernatural being, the Wolf-Witch. Explore the the culture of the Navajo people as you read this intriguing mystery.

Mr. Churchill's Secretary
Mr. Churchill's Secretary A Novel By MacNeal, Susan Elia Book - 2012 FICTION MACNEAL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:England during World War II: air raids, code breaking, IRA bombings, hope and glory. This is rich with period details involving a young woman with a brilliant mind serving as secretary to Mr. Churchill. A very tidy mystery.

The Invisible Ones
The Invisible Ones By Penney, Stef Book - 2012 MYSTERY PENNEY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Immerse yourself in a world of gypsies. Mysteries on top of mysteries with Romanies, a Chovihano and a Poreskoro. A pageturner!

Visitation Street
Visitation Street A Novel By Pochoda, Ivy Book - 2013 FICTION POCHODA 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A great example of literary crime fiction. The mystery revolves around the case of two teenagers who take a raft out on the bay on a hot, summer night but only one returns. This book also explores a vivid group of characters and their place in the community.

The Crossing Places
The Crossing Places A Ruth Galloway Mystery By Griffiths, Elly Book - 2010 MYSTERY GRIFFITHS 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 4 copies

Annotation:Atmospheric mystery with elements of archaeology, mythology, and a quirky, captivating protagonist.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen By King, Laurie R. Book - 2007 MYSTERY KING 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher. The developing relationship between the great detective and his apprentice is delightful to watch as they challenge each other to ever greater feats of detection.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl A Novel By Flynn, Gillian Book - 2012 MYSTERY FLYNN 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 14 on 132 copies

Annotation:Twisty, turvy thriller. On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife, Amy, suddenly disappears. The truth can be slippery when Nick and his wife are telling the story. After you finish reading this book, go back and reread it - the story will look completely different.

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