2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Adult Mystery

Here are our recommendations for the mystery lover, including series, stand alone, cosies, noir, and more.

Anatomy of a Scandal Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501172168
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Published: Atria Books - January 23rd, 2018

House of Cards (UK) meets courtroom drama with a splash of Rupert Murdoch for extra spice.  Excellent twisty high stakes thriller.


Keep Her Safe: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062388322
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Published: William Morrow - September 19th, 2017

Stand alone from popular psychological thriller/mystery author Hannah (Poirot and Culver Valley series).  Entertaining, even funny while also being a many layered nail biting whodunnit this is one of Hannah's best books so far.


In a Lonely Place Cover Image
By Dorothy B. Hughes, Megan Abbott (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681371474
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 15th, 2017

Hughes should be thought of with Chandler & Hammet as a master of American noir. This is a brilliant dark thriller with a gripping main character and a feminist undercurrent.


The Scarred Woman (A Department Q Novel #7) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525954958
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Published: Dutton - September 19th, 2017

The latest in the Department Q Copenhagen Cold Cases Unit series. Another Scandi mystery saga to become addicted to. Start with The Keeper of Lost Causes to be in the know for all the back stories.


Sleep Like a Baby: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #10) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250090065
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 26th, 2017

The ever popular Aurora Teagarden series has a new addition - a new title featuring a new baby for Robin and Roe and a brand new body in their yard!


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Bluebird, Bluebird Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316363297
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 12th, 2017

An excellent rural Texas noir about the collision of race and justice in America today.


The Nine-Tailed Fox (A Sergeants Sueño and Bascom Novel #12) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616958237
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Published: Soho Crime - October 3rd, 2017

The 13th in Limon's series set in politically tense 1970's South Korea has continued resonance today as Army CID agents run up against a mysterious female gang leader.


Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #13) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250066190
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 29th, 2017

This latest novel sucks you in from the first page and doesn't let you go until the last - it doesn't matter if you've read all the Inspector Gamache novels or (as I had) none of them; you can enjoy this one either way.


Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

An homage to the wonderful old-fashioned styles of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, this book-within-a-book and mystery-within-a-mystery will delight and surprise you.


A Twist in Time (Kendra Donovan Mysteries #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681773643
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pegasus Books - April 4th, 2017

A modern-day FBI agent ends up stuck in 19th-century Scotland teams up with a Bow Street runner to fight historical crimes.


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The Last Hack: A Jack Parlabane Thriller Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126948
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 4th, 2017

A disgraced journalist and a teenage hacker uncover a conspiracy.


She Rides Shotgun: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062394408
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Published: Ecco - June 6th, 2017

An ex-con on the run from a prison gang teams up with an unlikely ally -- his 11-year-old daughter.


A Memory of Muskets (Chloe Ellefson Mysteries #7) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780738745152
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Published: Midnight Ink - October 8th, 2016

A curator solves a murder at a living history museum.


Smaller and Smaller Circles Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616956639
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Published: Soho Crime - June 7th, 2016

This award winning, dark, serial killer mystery, mixes the pace and puzzle-solving of a classic whodunnit, with the political machinations of contemporary noir. Bataclan is a great new voice from the Philippines.


American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780691173382
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 6th, 2016

Think pulp fiction is all just lurid covers and cheap paper? Think again. WWII, universal literacy, and, yes, cheap paper all combined to change the landscape of literature in American and broaden the horizons of many American readers. 


From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802126603
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Published: Mysterious Press - August 1st, 2017

A must-read for all fans of Sherlock Holmes. This tells the long, full story of Sherlock Holmes, from the early observations of one of Conan Doyle’s teachers, to the archetype of observation and logic Holmes is today.


The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250080547
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 16th, 2017

This is one of the most critically acclaimed works of true crime this year. Not just the story of a singular crime, this is also the story of how we understand the past and how we see and understand forgiveness and truth. A modern-day In Cold Blood.