Book Genre: Mystery

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Chelsea Cain
Colleen
3

In Let Me Go serial killer Gretchen does anything but to detective Archie Sheridan. And Archie must choose between going after the elusive Gretchen or saving intrepid girl-reporter Susan Ward while attending a Halloween party hosted by a twisted mob boss. The longer the series goes...

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Lyndsay Faye
Jennifer
3

I suspect this book might gain in popularity since the release of the film 12 Years a Slave. This thriller/mystery is set in New York City during the infancy of the NYPD. A young copper finds himself enmeshed in the...

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S. J. Parris
Jennifer
3

An engaging historical thriller. I thought the drama was a bit over the top, at times, but an enjoyable read, nonetheless. I'm not much for thrillers in general, but the historical aspect definitely drew me in. This novel follows heretical priest, Giordano Bruno, as he flees the inquisition in...

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Tom Piccirilli
Laurie.
3

True confession: The cover made me read this book. I am a fan of Find a Grave and I can't resist a good headstone cover especially with the tagline "Where the dying come to live."

Johnny Donatello, Dane for short, has been wrongly imprisoned for...

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C. Alan Bradley
KateM
4

I picked up this book because it was highly recommended by a coworker when she found out I have an aversion to mysteries and because my brother had recommended the book to me nearly four years ago. I figured two people who knew my tastes couldn’t be wrong, and they were spot on. The main...

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Lucy Christopher
KristinR
2

Hmm...I wanted to like this thriller more than I did.  Emily's father is suffering from severe PTSD and has regular flashbacks that provoke violent tendencies.  So when he emerges from the woods behind their house carrying the dead body of a teenage girl, the case against him seems...

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Sarah Waters
Brianna
4

The Little Stranger was a fun, fairly creepy Victorian ghost story. It's the story of a country doctor in post-WWII England who becomes close with the family of a dying estate. As one by one, the family and their maid become convinced something sinister lurks in their stately home, the doctor...

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Martin Walker
Lisa B.
3

Black Diamond is the third installment in a mystery series set in the South of France.  Penned by Martin Walker, the U.S bureau chief for The Guardian, the series revolves around the exploits of Benoit "Bruno" Courreges -- gourmand, amateur truffle hunter, and...

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Terry Pratchett
Thane
3

Terry Pratchett leaves behind the usual fantasy trappings that have been the hallmark of his prolific body of work to venture into something new with Dodger. This book is essentially a piece of historical fiction set in streets (and sewers) of London in the early 1800's. Fictional liberties are...

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Anne Perry
Hope H
2

In the 21st installment of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, Superintendent Pitt gives testimony of circumstantial evidence which helps convict a respected soldier to hang for the murder of a republican scholar. This sets off a chain of events which uncovers not one, but two...

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Morag Joss
KristinR
3

This grim and disturbing mystery takes place entirely in the mind of the authoritative narrator...but which of the two narrators is that?  The dueling perspectives of this cold, isolated household describe the exact same set of events as they transpire.  One perspective is that of a...

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Alexander McCall Smith
Dana F
5

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the first book in a series (that currently has 14 books in it). These books are gentle mystery reads that are engrossing, touching, and funny.

Precious Ramotswe is a native Batswana who opens a detective agency with money left to her from her...

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Janet Evanovich
Michelle
3

For a light romance and adventure story, this was pretty entertaining. If you're looking for something substantial, this is not it.

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Nunzio DeFilippis
Thane
4

Bad Medicine takes tried and true B-Movie horror elements (the invisible man, werewolves, zombies, etc.) and makes them fresh again by approaching them from a medical viewpoint. A team of scientists and law enforcement agents investigate paranormal mysteries in modern setting reminiscent of the...

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Richard Castle
seanamo
4

This fourth book in the meta-fictional Nikki Heat series, based on the Castle television show, is the best so far. Written in the same tone as the show, and paralleling key plot points and character arcs, these books within the TV show are perfect companion pieces. Johnny Heller's reading fits...

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C. Alan Bradley
Michael
4

Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth novel in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. Flavia, a young preteen girl intensely interested in chemistry (specifically poisons), aims at finding the truth behind the local church organist's murder.

Set in 1951 English...

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Georges Perec
Lily
3

53 Days is a mystery about mysteries. Fictional novels are referenced and play a central role in solving the multifaceted crime. The author himself died in the midst of writing this novel, which is mysterious in and of itself. The plot of the novel is actually about a mystery novelist...

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Janet Evanovich
Adelina
5

Janet Evanovich is back to her fun, fast paced and laugh-out loud antics in the latest Stephanie Plum novel.

I am happy to say I enjoyed Takedown Twenty. It has a fresher take on my favorite characters. I love hanging out with the gang from Trenton once a year when her newest adventures...

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Scott Snyder
Kristen M
3

"The Black Mirror" is made up of two three part storylines. "The Black Mirror" and "Hungry City". "The Black Mirror" is about a series of murders that pushes Batman's detective skills, for being home to face one of Gothams oldest villains. Helpless and trapped in the deadly Mirror...

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Craig Johnson
ShellyB
4

The strong sense of place in this book's Wyoming setting reminds me of Tony Hillerman's mystery series set on the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners area - both bring the landscape to life and make me feel I am actually there with the characters, really seeing what they are seeing and...

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Marisha Pessl
Georgia
5

The daughter of a famous film director is found dead of an apparent suicide. Though all signs point to this conclusion, investigative journalist Scott McGrath thinks there is more to it. This book is the story of the investigation done by McGrath and the two assistants he acquires along the way...

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Joe Hill
Mandy M.
4

Locke and Key has been a series that has been getting a lot of acclaim over the past few months so I knew I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I finally got the chance to check it out and it does not disappoint. I've always had a strange fascination with keys and so the first time I saw...

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Niall Leonard
Mandy M.
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

All that aside, this is one of the best thrillers I...

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Benjamin Black
Nancy
4

I started reading the "Quirke mysteries" as I love the beautiful, elegant writing of John Banville (the Man Booker prize winning author whose pen name is Benjamin Black).  Quirke is, in many ways, a stereotypical Irishman - given to feeling too much, drinking way too much.  I always...

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Alan Bradley
April
5

This latest installment of the Flavia de Luce mystery series does not disappoint.   For those who don’t know the series, Flavia is a precocious almost-twelve-year-old girl with a penchant for chemistry (especially the making of poisons) and solving murders.  She lives at Buckshaw...