Calling All Armchair Sleuths!

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 9:16am -- SEgan

It's no mystery why the mystery genre is so popular. Who doesn’t enjoy trying to piece together the trail of clues to solve the case before the story ends? A mystery with a great hook will never disappoint the reader, and if there is a twist, especially one that comes out of nowhere, we are usually delighted.  Take a look at this latest selection of new mysteries and challenge yourself to become an armchair sleuth.

Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists.


A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing

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A food writer must investigate the death of an old enemy in this witty and exciting new cozy mystery series set in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts, known for seafood, sand, surf, and, now...murder.


The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

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Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international con man Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest criminals out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet—a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood, and now find themselves in a race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

The Windsor Knot by S. J. Bennett



The first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimao

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When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Out of Hounds by Rita Mae Brown

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Sister and her friends are enjoying some of the best chases they've had all season when the fun is cut short by the theft of Crawford Howard's treasured Sir Alfred Munnings painting of a woman in hunting attire riding sidesaddle. When another painting goes missing five days later--also a Munnings, also of a woman hunting sidesaddle--Sister Jane knows it's no coincidence. Someone is stealing paintings of foxhunters from foxhunters. But why?

This list compiled by Reference Staff at Barrington Public Library. Please contact us at 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions or if you would like help placing a hold on one of these titles.

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