Between the Covers: Mysteries

Get Between the Covers with a suspense-filled mystery and join the adult summer reading program!

Get Between the Covers with a suspense-filled mystery and join the adult summer reading program!

1222 by Anne Holt
When a train in Norway derails during a massive blizzard, the passengers abandon the train for a nearby hotel, centuries-old and practically empty. They think they are safe, until one of their number begins killing off the rest.

Bad Moon by Todd Ritter
Years after a young boy disappears near a waterfall in what is declared a fatal accident, his adult brother, a famous author, urges the local police to reopen the investigation and learns that their late mother had discovered clues that his brother was killed and that he was not the only victim.

Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (eBook)
Without her husband’s knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.

Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
Returning to Yorkshire after his beloved wife dies, composer Chris Lowndes discovers that the old house he has just purchased was the scene of a murder more than 50 years before and becomes obsessed with solving the case.

Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster
Returning to a tiny North Yorkshire hamlet where her husband disappeared a year earlier, Grace is unable to get answers from deeply superstitious villagers and experiences haunting dreams before discovering that she is in danger.

Bent Road by Lori Roy (audio download)
Celia Scott and her family move back to her husband’s hometown in Kansas, where his sister died under mysterious circumstances 20 years before. Celia and her two younger children struggle to adjust, especially when a local girl disappears.

Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward (audio download, eBook)
For most of her life, Lauren has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead and that her father is a murderer. Years later, her brother disappears and she comes to question the version of her history that she has clung to so fiercely.

Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Seeking revenge after his wife Helen is murdered, Special Agent Pendergast chases the killers from Scotland to New York City and into the bayous of Louisiana and discovers that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own death.

Cop to Corpse by Peter Lovesey
When three policemen are murdered in the Bath area by a sniper who eludes authorities and younger detectives, Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond embarks on what becomes one of the most dangerous cases of his life.

Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright
Hired by an insurance company to help ransom a stolen gem, Rushmore McKenzie learns that the reputedly cursed gem causes the death or ruination of everyone who owns it, a situation that is complicated by the untimely murder of one of the thieves.

The Demands by Mark Billingham
A convenience store owner holds a group of customers hostage until Detective Tom Thorne agrees to find out what really happened to his son, who died a year earlier in prison under suspicious circumstances.

The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook
Shattered by the unsolved murder of his 8-year-old son, travel writer George Gates is approached by a retired missing-persons detective and given a mysterious story left behind by a woman who disappeared 20 years earlier.

The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli
Resolving to pursue an honest life after his brother goes on a murderous rampage, Terrier Rand learns that his brother did not commit one of the killings for which he was sentenced to die and resolves to learn what really happened.

Never Tell by Alafair Burke
While investigating the suicide of 16-year-old Julia Whitmire, whose famous parents believe that she was murdered, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher discovers that Julia was engaged in a dangerous game of cyberbullying against an unlikely victim.

Night Rounds by Helene Tursten
When a nurse is murdered and another disappears during a hospital blackout, Detective Inspector Irene Huss struggles with a report by the crime’s only witness, who claims she saw a nurse who died 60 years earlier.

No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay (CD book)
Twenty-five years after her family vanishes without a trace, Cynthia Archer is struggling to live a normal life with her husband and daughter, until sinister clues begin to reveal the dark secrets of the past.

On Borrowed Time by David Rosenfelt
Proposing to his girlfriend Jen and accompanying her to Kendrick Falls, Richard loses control of his car in a freak storm. When the storm clears, Jen is gone, all traces of her have disappeared, and no one in Richard’s life will even confirm Jen’s existence.

Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag (audio download, CD book, eBook)
Sheriff’s detective Tony Mendez and child advocate Anne Leone investigate the murder of Marissa Fordham, a case that hinges on a key witness, Marissa’s young daughter, Haley. However, they soon discover a shocking fact: Marissa Fordham never existed.

Shatter by Michael Robotham
After Joe O’Loughlin fails to save a woman sobbing on a cell phone from jumping off a bridge, her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that she never would have committed such a desperate act, and that the answer to the mystery may lie with the voice on the other end of the phone.

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (audio download)
Kidnapped by a psychopath, Annie spent a brutally traumatic year in captivity in a remote mountain cabin. She recounts her experiences and dramatic escape to her therapist while agonizing over the ongoing police search for her captor.

Think of a Number by John Verdon (eBook)
Recently retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney is pulled back into service when an old friend receives threatening letters from a murderous sender who has an uncanny ability to read a person’s thoughts.