May Picks - Mysteries & Thrillers

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
1999

Chronicles the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of mid-19th-century Canada.

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All hat : a novel

All hat : a novel

Smith, B. J. (Brad J.)
2003



The cold dish

The cold dish

Johnson, Craig, 1961- author
2012


The couple next door

The couple next door

Lapeña, Shari, 1960- author
2016


The Da Vinci code : a novel

The Da Vinci code : a novel

Brown, Dan, 1964-
2003

In this explosively original thriller, a world-renowned expert in cracking ancient codes and riddles deciphers a mind-bending series of clues embedded in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, and uncovers a secret that changes history.

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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976, author
2020

Aboard a Nile steamer, Hercule Poirot meets Linnet Doyle, a woman who appears to have everything: youth, beauty, wealth, and a loving husband. But the husband was stolen from her friend Jacqueline de Bellefort, who has been haunting the newlyweds path, showing up to wreak havoc in their plans. They have secretly booked passage on the steamer to escape, but still, tragedy strikes: Linnet is shot through the head. As the complications multiply, Poirot and his little grey cells are faced with nothing but airtight alibis.

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Find you first : a novel

Find you first : a novel

Barclay, Linwood, author.
2021

Tech millionaire Miles Cookson has everything he could dream of - except time. He has recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and there is a fifty percent chance that it can be passed on to the next generation. Through a sperm donor program, somewhere out there, he has kids - nine of them. As Miles begins to search for the children he's never known, Chloe Swanson embarks on a quest to find her biological father. After Miles and Chloe connect, Miles's other potential heirs are vanishing - every trace of them wiped out, like they never existed at all.

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Forty words for sorrow

Forty words for sorrow

Blunt, Giles, author
2011



The girl next door

The girl next door

Morgan, Phoebe (Editor)
2019

Perfect mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodwin has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet town of Ashdon. So when the girl next door, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered, Jane knows she must first protect her family. Every marriage has a few white lies and hers is no exception. Jane's worked hard to cover up her dark secret from all those years ago and she'll do anything to keep it hidden...

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I know who you are

I know who you are

Feeney, Alice, author
2019

Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did. Aimee has a secret she's never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

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Knots & crosses

Knots & crosses

Rankin, Ian
1998


Life or death

Life or death

Robotham, Michael, 1960-, author.
2016


The likeness

The likeness

French, Tana, author
2019

"Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She's transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O'Neill, but she's too badly shaken to make a commitment to him or to her career. Then Sam calls her to the scene of his new case: a young woman found stabbed to death in a small town outside Dublin. The dead girl's ID says her name is Lexie Madison--the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective--and she looks exactly like Cassie"--From publisher description.

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Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs

Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author
2003


Moment of truth

Moment of truth

Scottoline, Lisa
2000



Obsidian

Obsidian

King, Thomas, 1943- author
2020

Nina Maslow, the producer of a true-crime reality-TV show, turns up dead after working on a cold case that Thumps DreadfulWater has spent years trying to forget. What's more, someone seems set on taunting Thumps, leaving reminders of the Obsidian murder case around town. Thumps is determined to solve the mystery of the Obsidian murders. But as he works the case, he begins to realize just how dangerous the person he is dealing with is - and that he might be the next target.

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State of Terror A Novel

State of Terror A Novel

Clinton, Hillary Rodham
2021


Still life

Still life

Penny, Louise, author
2005

Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction. The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets.

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Stranger in the lake

Stranger in the lake

Belle, Kimberly author
2020

When Charlotte married older and wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her trailer-park past and his first marriage. But everything starts to unravel when she discovers a young woman's body floating in the exact same spot where Paul's first wife tragically drowned.

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Tooth and nail

Tooth and nail

Rankin, Ian
1996


Unnatural habits

Unnatural habits

Greenwood, Kerry
2013