Mysteries New and Notable

Which mystery novels are on 2014’s not-to-be-missed list? Find these thrilling books at the Lititz Public Library.

How the Light Gets InHow the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Montreal Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has a new case involving the murder of the last surviving sister of quintuplets, once the most famous children in the world.

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, must investigate his father, a beloved family doctor and pillar of the community, who is accused of murdering the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the early 1960s.

An Officer and a Spy by Robert R. Harris
In 1895, after a young Jewish officer has been convicted of supplying the Germans with French Army secrets, the head of the counterespionage agency finds information that leads him to suspect there is still a spy at large in the French military.

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale
At the turn-of-the-century, a sixteen-year-old boy, accompanied by a pair of eccentric bounty hunters, tracks the outlaws who have killed his parents and abducted his sister.

The AbominationThe Abomination by Jonathan Holt
When a woman’s body is found in a Venetian canal wearing the sacred robes of a Catholic priest, the Carabinieri unravel a dark conspiracy that tests loyalties.

The Ascendant by Drew Chapman
Observing a massive off-loading of U.S. Treasury bonds by the Chinese, a bond analyst’s expectation of a huge profit is replaced by the realization that he’s become the target of assassins.

The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black
A seductive, young heiress wants Marlowe to investigate the disappearance of her former boyfriend, a mystery that is only the first in a series of bewildering events.

The SonThe Son by Jo Nesbo
A strangely charismatic and complacent young man who has been in prison for nearly half his life learns a stunning, long-hidden secret concerning his father and a makes a brilliantly-executed escape.

Invisible City by Julia Dahl
A young woman, who followed her dream of becoming a New York City reporter, is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman and is shocked to learn that the woman will be buried without an autopsy and her killer may get away.

All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke
A murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads a young defense lawyer and an NYPD homicide detective into parallel investigations searching for the truth from opposite sides of the law.

Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman
The lone policeman in a small northern Pennsylvania township watches as new wealth from gas drilling erodes his community, bringing drug-trading outlaws and murder into his territory.

The SilkwormThe Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
A detective is called to investigate the disappearance of a novelist who has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous portraits of almost everyone he knows.

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
A homicide detective asks his friend, a retired CIA operative, to investigate the death of an anonymous young woman with all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.

The Death of Lucy Kyte: A Josephine Tey Mystery by Nicola Upson
An unexpected inheritance plunges a British mystery writer into a disturbing puzzle of secrets connected to a notorious 19th century murder.

Originally published on November 14, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.