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READS: CCB Fiction: Mysteries

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Books in the Library

IOU Dead

Keno is stuck in a rut as a debt collector when one night he runs into a serial killer leaving the house of his latest victim. Instead of going to the police, Keno and his collecting partner decide to blackmail him. When their plan goes sideways, Keno must decide if he will do the right thing or run. 132 pages.

When I Kill You

Gina Lopez is twenty-six, a postal worker during the week, a mud wrestler on weekends. She's also a recent widow, though she is not exactly mourning the death of her abusive husband Chico. Instead, she's anxiously awaiting the life-insurance settlement that will pay off his gambling debts. Then Marcia Beekland enters her life, and all her plans go out the window. 139 pages.

The Couple Next Door

A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors--a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. 308 pages.

I Know What You Did Last Summer - YA

Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge. 200 pages.

Big Little Lies

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but may have been premeditated. 492 pages.

Books in the Library

Black and Blue

A beautiful young woman is found murdered on a river bank, and Detective Harriet Blue is convinced she's the next victim of the worst serial killer Sydney has seen in decades. But the more Harriet learns, the more she realizes this murder is not what she first thought. 144 pages.

Talking God

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. 239 pages.

The Jim Chee Mysteries

Three classic Hillerman mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee

In the Woods

Detective Rob Ryan and his partner, Cassie Maddox, investigate the murder of a 12-year-old girl near a Dublin suburb. The case resonates with similarities to a murder committed twenty years before that involved two children and the young Ryan. 429 pages.

Books in the Library: Series

Miss Marple: the complete short stories

Miss Marple looks like an older lady to be overlooked. But she is great at solving mysteries in the small English towns she visits. She is one of Agatha Christie's most beloved characters. Stories are short, less than 20 pages.

Casino Royale: a James Bond mystery

007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist. 181 pages.

Goldfinger : 007, a James Bond novel

James Bond nvestigates the gold smuggling activities of Auric Goldfinger, who is also suspected by MI6 of being connected to SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence organisation. As well as establishing the background to the smuggling operation, Bond uncovers a much larger plot, with Goldfinger planning to steal the gold reserves of the United States from Fort Knox. 264 pages.

One for the Money

Watch out, here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. From middle class New Jersey her only job option is bounty hunting and she isn't particularly good at it. Great characters and a series that has become very popular. 290 pages.

The Jim Chee Mysteries

Classic Hillerman stories involving Officer Jim Chee

High Five

Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. Stephanie also has other things on her mind. 

Covert ops: License2Chill

Intellectual opera-loving explosive expert, ex-SEAL Chance Neville and Mac Mackenzie, cocky womanizing ex-Navy fighter pilot are a deeply embedded covert ops team. Enter a beautiful psychological profiler with extraordinary skills, code named Ariel, with an assignment: find Gerhardt Kauptman, an extortionist who threatens to eliminate most of the planet's population if his demands aren't met. 243 pages (Followed by Covert Ops: Take It Back and Covert Ops: Apocalypso)

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