Mystery book lovers can extend the pleasure of a great read by borrowing a dramatization on DVD from the Lititz Public Library.
Read: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
A private detective finds his own need for personal resolution sparked by three investigations, including that of two sisters who discover a shocking clue to the disappearance of their third sister thirty years earlier.
Watch: Case Histories
Read: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
When the medical examiner arrives on a Chinatown rooftop, a Boston homicide detective is already at the crime scene, inspecting a monkey hair on the body.
Watch: Rizzoli and Isles
Read: The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
A woman claims she shot her husband in the head six times as revenge for locking her horses in their burning barn, but the sheriff doesn’t believe her confession and is determined to dig deeper.
Read: Father Brown: The Essential Tales by G.K. Chesterton
With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties, a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest brings criminals to justice.
Watch: Father Brown
Read: The Guards by Ken Bruen
Still stinging because of his unceremonious ouster from Ireland’s police force, a boozy, aspiring investigator accepts a strange request from a dazzling woman.
Watch: Jack Taylor
Read: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
An unconventional clergyman teams up with a roguish police inspector to investigate a suspicious suicide, a jewelry theft, the unexplained demise of a jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery.
Read: Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson
A detective inspector investigates the murder of a hermit-like, disgraced college lecturer found dead on a disused railway line with 5,000 euros in his pocket.
Watch: DCI Banks
Read: Careless in Red by Elizabeth George
A former Scotland Yard detective hiking along the Cornish coast in the aftermath of his wife’s murder witness the falling death of a young man and aids local investigators.
Watch: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Read: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
His personal life in shambles, a Swedish police inspector is forced to deal with an eruption of violent antiforeigner sentiment following the death of a small-town farmer and his wife.
Read: Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
When a woman’s body is discovered at a renowned bird observatory with feathers threaded through her hair, a Shetland detective realizes it is a cold and calculated murder.
Read: Poor Tom is Cold by Maureen Jennings
In turn-of-the-century Toronto, a detective refuses to believe the findings when a coroner’s jury announces the violent death of a young, sensible constable was suicide.
Watch: Murdoch Mysteries
Read: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
A librarian discovers the massacred body of a member of her Read Murders Club, a group of enthusiasts who gather to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes, and she recognizes the method of slaughter as imitating the very crime she was to address that night.
Watch: Aurora Teagarden Mystery
Read: Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton
A retired public relations agent, now an amateur detective in a Cotswold village, discovers a local gardener murdered by means of a poisonous snakebite.
Watch: Agatha Raisin
May 4, 2018