WCPLTN Summer Mystery Book Recommendations
Summer reading just isn’t complete without a little mystery. Check out these mystery recommendations by Williamson County Librarian Lindsay Roseberry.
The Target by David Baldacci
In this newest Will Robie book, agents Robie and Reel are considered liabilities. They must finish the assignment and try to stay alive.
Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
The new Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling). Strike is hired to find writer Owen Quine. The more he investigates, the more he doubts Quine is just missing.
The Skin Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
The new Lincoln Rhyme novel – The Skin Collector was inspired by The Bone Collector, and tattoos his victims. A survivor remembers something distinctive that may help solve the case.
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
Penn Cage strives to exonerate his father, accused of murdering his nurse. The father isn’t helping, refusing to break patient client privilege. First of a trilogy set in Natchez, Mississippi.
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
In this thriller debut, the story focuses on two men, one the killer and one the man who is searching for him. Think le Carré and Ludlum…
Last to Know by Adler Elizabeth
Detective Harry Jordan enjoys his lakeside home, a place to get away from the crime in Boston—until the crime happens in his neighborhood.
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker
Originally published in France, this book is being promoted as the book of 2014 and was just optioned by Ron Howard for a movie. When the bones of a long-missing girl are uncovered, suspicion falls on a retired professor; one of his students decides to figure out what happened and exonerate him.
The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg
When Erica Falk was cleaning out her deceased mother’s things, she finds a Nazi medal. She wants to know more, but doesn’t realize how dangerous her investigation will become.
Robert B Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins
Even though Parker died in 2010, his Spencer series is continuing with Atkins doing a very good job with Spencer. Long may he write.
Prayer by Philip Kerr
FBI agent Gil Martins is in a tight spot and does what most anyone would – prays for help and strength. Now his prayers are being answered, but not exactly how he thought…
Terminal City by Linda Fairstein
Grand Central Station in NYC is the scene of a mysterious murder. Asst. DA Alex Cooper, accompanied by detectives Chapman and Wallace have to solves this baffling murder, especially when a second one occurs.
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
It starts with an assassination in the US Embassy in Hungary, and when a CIA agent is contacted in Cairo, the game intensifies…
Note: some of these books have not yet been released and so are not in the library collection yet. But they are will soon be on the shelves!