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We took a survey on Facebook to ask patrons what their favorite mystery series is. These books are the most beloved. 

"A" Is For Alibi
Sue Grafton
FIC Gra
Still Life [Large Print]
Louise Penny
LP FIC Pen
Absolution By Murder
Peter Tremayne
FIC Tre
The Bone Collector
Jeffery Deaver
FIC Dea
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death
M. C Beaton
FIC Bea
The Cold Dish
Craig Johnson
FIC Joh
Cocaine Blues
Kerry Greenwood
FIC Gre
The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith
FIC Gal
Curiosity Thrilled The Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery [Large Print]
Sofie Kelly
LP FIC Kel
The Dry
Jane Harper
FIC Har
Dead Irish
John T Lescroart
FIC Les
The Ice Princess
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
FIC Lac
Faceless Killers
Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray
FIC Man
The Life We Bury : A Novel
Allen Eskens
FIC Esk
Immoral [Audiobook]
Brian Freeman
FIC Fre
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
Iron Lake [Audiobook]
William Kent Krueger, David Chandler, LLC Recorded Books
FIC Kru
The Silent Corner: A Novel
Dean R. Koontz
FIC Koo
Maisie Dobbs [Audiobook]
Jacqueline Winspear, Rita Barrington, BBC Audiobooks America
FIC Win
The Silver Pigs
Lindsey Davis
FIC Dav
Open And Shut
David Rosenfelt
FIC Ros
The Sins Of The Fathers
Lawrence Block
FIC Blo
Rules Of Prey
John Sandford
FIC San
The Unquiet Dead
Ausma Zehanat Khan
FIC Kha

Sue Grafton
Description: The wife of a hated divorce lawyer becomes the main suspect in his murder and hires private detective Kinsey Millhone to find the real killer.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Peter Tremayne
Description: In A.D. 664, when someone murders the Abbess Etain during the synod between the Roman and Celtic churches, Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church and Brother Eadulf of the Roman must find the killer and prevent civil war.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
M. C Beaton
Description: Agatha has moved to a picture-book English village and wants to get in the swing. So she buys herself a quiche for the village quiche-making contest and is more than alarmed when it kills a judge. Hot on the trail of the poisoner, Agatha is fearless, all the while unaware, that she's become the next victim.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Kerry Greenwood
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Sofie Kelly
Description: "When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these felines. When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are magical-and she's relying on their skills to solve a purr-fect murder."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: LP FIC Kel
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
John T Lescroart
Description: When the boss of ex-cop Dismas Hardy begins an investigation into the alleged suicide of his brother-in-law, also a friend of Hardy, Hardy steps in to help and becomes privy to the lives of the victim's family.
Call Number: FIC Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Henning Mankell, Steven T. Murray
Description: The murder of a farming couple in Sweden unleashes a wave of xenophobia when it is learned that the woman's dying words were "foreigner." The case is given to Inspector Kurt Wallender, a lover of opera and booze. Part crime story, part look at the attitude of Swedes to immigrants.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Brian Freeman
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
William Kent Krueger, David Chandler, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Cork O'Connor loses his job as sheriff in small town Aurora, Minnesota, after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide--and no one but O'Connor suspects foul play.
Call Number: FIC Kru
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Jacqueline Winspear, Rita Barrington, BBC Audiobooks America
Description: Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: "M. Dobbs, trade and personal investigations." She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded WWI veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan's son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
David Rosenfelt
Description: Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-D.A., drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed ... and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall. Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons, and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
John Sandford
Description: The "maddog" murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. .. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport ... is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Louise Penny
Description: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
Call Number: LP FIC Pen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Jeffery Deaver
Description: A handicapped ex-forensic investigator is drawn into a New York murder investigation.
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Craig Johnson
Description: Two years earlier, four high school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Robert Galbraith
Description: After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man."--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Jane Harper
Description: "After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there's more to Luke's death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
Description: After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Allen Eskens
Description: College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer, medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. Unable to reconcile Carl's valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot--and the reader--guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Dean R. Koontz
Description: ""I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Lindsey Davis
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
Lawrence Block
Description: A private detective who was a cop for fifteen years, investigates the savage murder of a Greenwich Village hooker supposedly killed by her homosexual roommate.
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2018
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Description: "Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2018
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Action Presidents. #2, Abraham Lincoln!
Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
JB Lin
Lincoln & Churchill : Statesmen At War
Lewis E. Lehrman
973.7092 Leh
Agatha Christie's Poirot. Hercule Poirot's Christmas [DVD]
Edward Bennett, Clive Exton, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Agatha Christie
Drama
Lincoln [DVD]
Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Kushner, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis
Drama
Behind The Candelabra [DVD]
Rob Lowe, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula
Drama
Marlene Dietrich: The Glamour Collection [DVD]
Josef Von Sternberg, René Clair, Mitchell Leisen, Jules Furthman, S. K. Lauren
Drama
Bill Nye: Science Guy [DVD]
David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg, Seth Gordon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye
502.07 Bil
Men Of Style
Josh Sims
391.1 Sim
Bond On Bond: Reflections On 50 Years Of James Bond Movies
Roger Moore, Gareth Owen
791.4375 Moo
Out Of Sight Till Tonight!
Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz, Joe Mathieu
Ei 591.51 Rab
Dazzling Duct Tape Designs : Fashionable Accessories, Adorable Décor, And Many More Creative Crafts You Make At Home
Tamara Boykins
745.5 Boy
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure [DVD]
Paul Reubens, Tim Burton, E. G Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger
Comedy
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, Discs 1-3 [DVD]
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, 2 Entertain (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, Warner Home Video (Firm)
SciFi/Fantasy
The Essential Charlie Chaplin Collection 5 [DVD]
Charlie Chaplin, Delta Entertainment Corporation
Comedy
Ducktales: Destination Adventure! [DVD]
Ben Schwartz, David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Disney Enterprises
Children
The Mystery Of The Blue Train: A Hercule Poirot Mystery [Large Print]
Agatha Christie
LP FIC Chr
Fred Astaire : His Friends Talk
Sarah Giles
B Ast
True Style : The History & Principles Of Classic Menswear
G. Bruce Boyer
646.402 Boy
Good Eats 2 : The Middle Years
Alton Brown
641.5 Bro
Who Was Winston Churchill?
Ellen Labrecque, Jerry Hoare
JB Chu
Groucho : The Life And Times Of Julius Henry Marx
Stefan Kanfer
B Mar

Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
Description: "We all know that Abraham Lincoln gave the historic Gettysburg Address and ended the Civil War. But did you also know that he pardoned the first White House turkey, once snuck into Washington in disguise, and grew his famous beard because an eleven-year-old girl said it made him look less ugly?! Read all about the radical rail-spliter, supreme speaker, and paramount president Abraham Lincoln in the second Action Presidents book, where the history is real and the jokes are fake!"--Back cover.
Call Number: JB Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Edward Bennett, Clive Exton, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Agatha Christie
Description: The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Rob Lowe, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula
Description: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, this HBO Films drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg, Seth Gordon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye
Description: Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.
Call Number: 502.07 Bil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Roger Moore, Gareth Owen
Call Number: 791.4375 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Tamara Boykins
Description: Provides step-by-step instructions for creating such duct tape projects as bracelets, headbands, bookmarks, key chains, and banners.
Call Number: 745.5 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, 2 Entertain (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, Warner Home Video (Firm)
Description: After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Ben Schwartz, David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Disney Enterprises
Description: The comedy adventure series chronicles the high flying adventures of trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck, Launchpad McQuack, Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter Webby.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Sarah Giles
Call Number: B Ast
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Alton Brown
Description: Showcasing everything Alton Brown fans have ever wanted to know about his award-winning television show, "The Middle Years" is chock-full of behind-the-scenes photographs and trivia, science-of-food information, cooking tips, and--of course--recipes.
Call Number: 641.5 Bro
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Stefan Kanfer
Call Number: B Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Lewis E. Lehrman
Description: Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory--Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders--statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill--with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities--led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up. Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars--Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.
Call Number: 973.7092 Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Tony Kushner, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis
Description: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Josef Von Sternberg, René Clair, Mitchell Leisen, Jules Furthman, S. K. Lauren
Description: Morocco: A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love. Blonde Venus: An aspiring young actress gives up the stage to marry a scientist who becomes afflicted with radium poisoning. She returns to cabaret life and meets a wealthy playboy who gives her the money for her husband's treatment. The devil is a woman: At the turn of the century, in the port town of Seville, it's carnival week, and the blood of enemies and the passions of lovers run hot. But, none so much as those of a young revolutionary, his old friend, and the new woman who comes between them both. The flame of New Orleans: An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Golden earrings: A Hungarian gypsy rescues a British intelligence officer and helps him to accomplish his mission.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Josh Sims
Description: A style guide with heft. 'Men of Style' profiles the best-dressed men of recent centuries: from actors to statesman, playboys to painters, the iconic and the more unexpected. Comprising profiles of their colourful, dapper lives, sartorial and personal, explaining too how they have shaped menswear today. The core focus of the book is not only the story of men's style, but the men who embody it and act as its most inspiring exemplars. A useful for book for students of fashion history, followers of celebrity and stylish men alike.
Call Number: 391.1 Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz, Joe Mathieu
Description: "The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick to visit with nocturnal animals and to explore their special adaptations for living in the dark."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei 591.51 Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Paul Reubens, Tim Burton, E. G Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger
Description: Pee-Wee's bicycle is missing. Pee-Wee hits the open road and encounters riotous adventures with bikers, bums, cowboys, cons, a phantom trucker and a waitress with wanderlust.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Charlie Chaplin, Delta Entertainment Corporation
Description: Four Charlie Chaplin films.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: Bound for the Riviera, detective Hercule Poirot has boarded Le Train Bleu, an elegant, leisurely means of travel, free of intrigue. Then he meets Ruth Kettering. The American heiress - bailing out of a doomed marriage - is en route to reconcile with her former lover. But by morning, her private affairs are made public when she is found murdered in her luxury compartment. The rumour of a strange man loitering in the victim's shadow is all Poirot has to go on. Until Mrs. Kettering's secret life begins to unfold...
Call Number: LP FIC Chr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
G. Bruce Boyer
Description: "From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a tie, shirt, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet how many of us just throw on, well, whatever in the morning? How many understand the subtleties of selecting the right pair of shoelaces or the most compatible patterns-much less the history, imperatives, and importance of our choices? In True Style, fashion expert G. Bruce Boyer provides a crisp, indispensable primer for this daily ritual, cataloguing the essential elements of the male wardrobe and showing how best to employ them. Detailing the evolution of the most classic items and traditions in menswear-from fabrics like denim and linen, to staples like blazers and button-down shirts, to the rules for combining them all-Boyer reveals what true style looks like, and why"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.402 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Ellen Labrecque, Jerry Hoare
Description: Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.
Call Number: JB Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
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