Best Mysteries

There’s nothing more habit-forming than reading great crime and mystery novels. Sure to keep readers guessing, these books are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Caged : A NovelCaged by Ellison Cooper
An FBI special agent reluctantly takes the case of a murdered woman, the daughter of a prominent D.C. politician, found starved to death in the basement of an abandoned house.

White River Burning by John Verdon
In the midst of the turmoil and tension arising after the shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer, more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations.

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
As a murder case he has been drawn into unfolds, a novelist realizes the story can’t be controlled and the brilliant detective who is his partner may be hiding dark secrets of his own.

Our HouseOur House by Louise Candlish
Returning home to find strangers moving into her house, a woman who shares custody of her children with her estranged husband begins to discover just how many lies he told and how little they truly knew one another.

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
After serving time in solitary at Rikers Island for assault, a private detective receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him.

Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton
Stuck in a deal that puts him under the control of a ruthless crime boss, an assassin is told to infiltrate the top-secret federal witness-protection program, locate the three men who put his boss behind bars for life and kill them.

Sunburn by Laura Lippman
A man and woman, who meet by chance at a local tavern in a small town, abandon themselves to a steamy affair, but each holds a secret.

Y Is for YesterdayY is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
A decade after four teenage boys from an elite private school assaulted a fourteen-year-old classmate, a film of the attack arrives at one of the perpetrators’ homes with a ransom note attached.

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Even though the wife of a man accused of a terrible crime is convinced he is innocent, his prosecutor is certain he is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.

Final Girls by Riley Sager
Ten years after a woman became the only survivor of a massacre that took the lives of five of her friends, she and survivors of other tragedies are being targeted by a killer.

Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
Interrogated following the disappearance of her high school sweetheart’s wife, a woman claims she wants to tell the detective everything she knows, but only on her own terms.

Bluebird, BluebirdBluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A Texas Ranger connects the murders of a black lawyer from Chicago and a small-town white woman in East Texas.

Little Deaths by Emma Flint
In 1965, all fingers point to a troubled mother when her children go missing and are later found dead.

The Long Drop by Denise Mina
An infamous career criminal claims to have information about the murder of a man’s wife, daughter and sister-in-law, but the information won’t come cheap.

Not a SoundNot a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
Discovering the body of a fellow nurse in the woods near her cabin, a woman who lost her hearing in an accident two years earlier is plunged into a mystery that could shatter her carefully reconstructed life.

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
When women in southern Texas start disappearing an FBI profiler faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer.

Death Notice by Zhou Haohui
An elite police squad hunts for a manipulative mastermind with plans to publicly execute criminals the law cannot reach.

November 9, 2018