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BEST NEW MYSTERIES

The editors of Booklist magazine, a publication of the American Library Association, pick the best new mysteries.

Broken Harbor

By Tana French
Irish cop Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard. Now he investigates  a crime committed in a half-abandoned “luxury” development that left Patrick Spain and his two young children dead, and his wife Jenny in intensive care.

 Creole Belle
By James Lee Burke

Languishing in a recovery unit in New Orleans, Dave Robicheaux is fighting an enemy more insidious than the one who put a bullet in his back a month earlier in a shootout on Bayou Teche:  the morphine meant to dull his pain.

Criminal
By Karin Slaughter

The fourth entry in Slaughter's Georgia series moves between 1975 and the present day, an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, chillingly similar cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets.

Kill You Twice

By Chelsea Cain

Nothing makes Portland detective Archie Sheridan happier than knowing that Gretchen Lowell—the serial killer whose stunning beauty is belied by the gruesome murders she has committed—is locked away in a psych ward. But now she claims she has knowledge about a recent grisly murder.

Mission to Paris

By Alan Furst

In 1938, as Europe is about to explode, Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl travels to Paris to make a movie. The Nazis consider him the perfect agent of influence; but they don’t know that Stahl is involved in an informal spy service operating out of  the American embassy. 
 

Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby

By Ace Atkins

Spenser takes up a seemingly open and closed cold case at the behest of a street-wise 16 year old girl, who believes her mother's murderers went free. As Spenser digs deeper into the mystery, he finds a much more dangerous and complex mystery than he bargained for.

Stolen Prey

By John Sandford

 Lucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In a small Minnesota town, an entire family has been killed-husband, wife, two daughters, dogs.  This is a seriously upscale town, and the husband was an executive vice president at a big bank. It just doesn’t seem to fit.

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