August 2020: Whodunnits!

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This month's Year in Reading subject is Whodunnits! Enjoy! 


Dennis Lehane
Description: A cadre of powerful Massachusetts politicians offer Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro big money for a small job: find the missing cleaning woman who allegedly stole confidental statehouse documents but there's much more to this crime than anyone realizes.
Call Number: FIC Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Megan E. Abbott
Description: After a suspicious suicide, the members of a high school cheerleading squad, along with their new, perfectly cool coach, Colette French, are drawn into the investigation.
Call Number: FIC Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Martin Cruz Smith
Description: A triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces and fingers missing. Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko is brilliant, sensitive, honest, and cynical about everything except his profession. To identify the victims and uncover the truth, he must battle the KGB, FBI, and New York police as he performs the impossible-- and tries to stay alive doing it.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
1961- Arnaldur Indriðason, Victoria Cribb
Description: Unofficially investigating a suspicious suicide, Inspector Erlendur becomes increasingly unsettled by the unsolved cases of two young people who went missing decades earlier under circumstances tied to his own past.
Call Number: LP FIC Arn
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Rachel Howzell Hall
Description: Along the ever changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, seventeen year old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton's new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it's a teenage suicide. Lou isn't buying the easy explanation. For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self made millionaire and the man who may have murdered Lou's missing sister, Tori, thirty years ago. As Lou investigates the death of Monique Darson, she uncovers undeniable links between the two cases. But her department is skeptical. Lou is convinced that when she solves Monique's case she will finally bring her lost sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justice before Lou becomes his next victim?
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Reginald Hill
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Thomas Harris
Description: A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened “The Tooth Fairy.” Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation—Will Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Laurie R. King
Description: "It's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and hidden away. So when Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes happen across the Côte d'Azur in this summer of 1925, they find themselves pulled between the young and the old, hot sun and cool jazz, new friendships and old loyalties, childlike pleasures and very grownup sins.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis
Description: Introduces Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, who is drawn into Copenhagen's brutal underworld when she becomes the unwitting caretaker of a young boy who may be a victim of child trafficking.
Call Number: LP FIC Kaa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Michael Connelly, Titus Welliver
Description: Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Wilkie Collins, James Langton
Description: When an enormous diamond is stolen from an Indian shrine, bizarre and fascinating characters get involved, including Sergeant Cuff, a hilarious house steward, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian jugglers.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Agatha Christie, Robin Bailey
Description: The murder of wealthy Roger Ackroyd reveals the truth about Dr. Sheppard's new neighbor, the retired Hercule Poirot: he is actually a detective par excellence.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2020
Malcolm Mackay
Description: "A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind it is a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organization wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A target: Lewis Winter, a necessary sacrifice that will be only the first step in an all-out war between crime syndicates the likes of which hasn't been seen for decades. It's easy to kill a man. It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
James Lee Burke, Will Patton
Description: Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
John Verdon
Description: "Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream-a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut - apparent suicides - and the weapon used in each case was a wolf's head dagger. Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead. Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation - an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney's enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost - including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine. With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
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A Drink Before The War
Dennis Lehane
FIC Leh
The Boy In The Suitcase Lene Kaaberb'l And Agnete Friis ; Translated From The Danish By Lene Kaaberbol.
Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis
LP FIC Kaa
Dare Me : A Novel
Megan E. Abbott
FIC Abb
The Crossing [Audiobook]
Michael Connelly, Titus Welliver
FIC Con
Gorky Park
Martin Cruz Smith
FIC Smi
The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins, James Langton
FIC Col
Hypothermia [Large Print]
1961- Arnaldur Indriðason, Victoria Cribb
LP FIC Arn
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Robin Bailey
FIC Chr
Land Of Shadows
Rachel Howzell Hall
FIC Hal
The Necessary Death Of Lewis Winter : A Novel
Malcolm Mackay
FIC Mac
On Beulah Height
Reginald Hill
FIC Hil
The Neon Rain By James Lee Burke.
James Lee Burke, Will Patton
FIC Bur
Red Dragon
Thomas Harris
FIC Har
Wolf Lake : A Novel
John Verdon
FIC Ver
Riviera Gold : A Novel Of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell And Sherlock Holmes
Laurie R. King
FIC Kin