Adult Fiction, Mystery, Series

Devil In a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Ages 18+

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It’s Los Angeles in the 1940s and black war veteran Easy Rawlins has just been fired from his defense plant job. He is drinking his problems away at his friend’s bar when a white man walks in. The man offers Easy money if he can find Daphne Monet, a woman who is known to hang around jazz clubs. To Easy, it seems simple enough, but is there a catch? Find out in this first book of Mosley’s series featuring Easy Rawlins.

Adult Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Series

Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich

Ages 18+

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Stephanie Plum works as a bounty hunter for her cousin Vinny’s bond enforcement agency. The latest skip is Larry Virgil, who was arrested for stealing an 18-wheeler full of bourbon. Stephanie and her honorary partner Lula catch Virgil in the act once again, but he gets away, leaving behind a freezer truck complete with Bogart’s ice cream and a dead body, which is frozen solid and topped with chocolate and pecans. Stephanie’s friend and occasional lover Ranger calls on her to go undercover to investigate the Bogart Factory. She takes on the assignment while also juggling her on-again, off-again boyfriend as well as keeping tabs on her pip of a grandma who has a new beau. The twenty-third Stephanie Plum novel is not to be missed!

Adult Fiction, Mystery, Series

9th Judgement by James Patterson

Ages 18+

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In the ninth installment of the Women’s Murder Club series, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin work tirelessly together on the latest crimes they’re faced with solving: a young mother and her baby who were gunned down in a shopping mall parking lot and actor Marcus Dowling’s wife who ends up dead after she comes face to face with a burglar who robs her of millions of dollars in jewels. The people of San Francisco are thrown into a panic at the news of these two horrific crimes, but rest assured that Boxer and Conklin can get their jobs done.

ARC Reviews, Mystery, YA Fiction

Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

Grades 9-12

beautifulFrancesca and Mira Cillo drown themselves in a nearby lake. Their friend Ben finds a note that Mira left which sends him on a quest to find the seven places where they touched. Through his journey, Ben finds a secret that Mira and Francesca kept and realizes that some things are better left unsaid.

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Mystery

Good Behavior by Blake Crouch

Ages 18+

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Letty Dobesh has just gotten out of prison and is already back to her old tricks. Then, while in the middle of a burglary at a luxury hotel, she overhears someone hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Not wanting to call the police, she steps in and gets herself dangerously involved with the man on her own. This book was made into an original TV series on TNT.

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Series

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+

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The last book in the Promise Falls Trilogy, The Twenty-Three was suspenseful from beginning to end. On May 23rd, catastrophe strikes as hundreds of people head to the hospital in the Promise Falls community because of flu-like symptoms. However, no one can figure out why everyone is so sick. Detective Barry Duckworth has a mission of his own: to figure out who murdered a local college student. It seems disaster has struck everywhere in the small town. Can things be resolved before it’s too late?

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Mystery, Series

The Trial by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Ages 18+

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This novella, or “Bookshots” book by James Patterson is perfect for readers who want a short book to be read in an hour or two. It continues the story of his popular series the Women’s Murder Club. The accused killer is called Kingfisher, and he lashes out by going after everyone involved in the trial, leaving chaos in his wake.