Discover Mystery Authors

The Library has a sizable collection of Mystery books and series which are shelved separately from other fiction books. Below are some highlights, three of which are ongoing series.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

When looking for a good mystery book, you can never go wrong with something by Agatha Christie, one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. While new novels are no longer a possibility, her material still inspires movies. Read about the cunning Poirot and his vacation on a river steamer turned into a search for a murderer and then compare it to the movie which was just released.

Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen

Winner of the 2001 Agatha Award, Murphy’s Law tells the tale of Molly Murphy, and Irish born private investigator, who “never dreamed she would become a killer, but after she strikes out in self-defense, she finds herself on the run from the police and trying to adjust to her new identity” (from the summary). Follow her captivating stories in the New York Times Bestselling Molly Murphy series which is ongoing.

Open Season by C.J. Box

More than a mystery, C.J. Box adds adventure and a Western setting to his Joe Pickett series of novels. Open Season, the first book in the series, was released in 2001 and the series still continues with Shadows Reel, the 22nd book which was released this year. Follow the tales of the “Wyoming game warden who, with the short of a rifle, is thrust into a race to save not only an endangered species, but also the life and the family he loves” (from the cover of Open Season).

Still Life by Louise Penny

Follow the stories of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec (Quebec Province Police), who is often aided by the eccentric but lovable residents of the town of Three Pines. The series starts off with the rather cozy Still Life, but becomes increasingly dark and complex as it continues. Through it all, Gamache is a man of character and intellect, plus he has a beautiful and smart librarian wife.