Written in Red
By Anne Bishop
DB 78697, Available as a BARD Download
“Long ago, Namid gave birth to all kinds of life, including the beings known as humans.” In the land of Thaisia there are humans and there are Others--dangerous supernatural beings who take many forms. Fleeing captivity among her own kind, Meg Corbyn takes refuge with the Others of Lakeside Courtyard, who hire her as human liaison. Violence and strong language. 2013.
Written in Red
By Laura Lippman
BR 20952, DB 82071, LT 5322, Available as BARD Download
Tess Monaghan was let go by her Baltimore newspaper and has no other journalist job in sight. So when her rowing mentor, Rock, asks her to investigate the comings and goings of his fiancé, she agrees. But Tess’s findings lead to Rock being suspected of murder. Strong language. 1997.
Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel
By Denise Mina
DB 83067, LT 20027, Available as BARD Download
A wealthy businesswoman disappears from her Glasgow home, leaving her husband and children panicked but strangely resistant to questioning. Tracing the woman’s cell phone, police detective Alex Morrow discovers a call made from an unlikely location. This leads her to investigate the dark underbelly of the seemingly peaceful seaside town. Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
The Bone Collection: Four Novellas
By Kathy Reichs
DB 90359, LT 20027, Available as BARD Download
Four novellas featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. First Bones is a prequel to the first novel in the series, Déjà Dead (DB 44763). Just before getting her doctorate in bioarchaeology, a request from two detectives leads Temperance to attempt her first forensic case. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.
A Caribbean Mystery
By Agatha Christie
DB 44500, BR 107, LT 13169, Available as BARD Download
Miss Marple, vacationing on a Caribbean island, is listening to a major who is suddenly interrupted as he is about to show her a photograph of a murderer he has known. The next day the major dies suspiciously, and several murders occur before Miss Marple remembers the detail that helps unravel the mystery. 1964.
By Alafair Burke
BR 18336, Available as BARD Download
NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is temporarily transferred to homicide to help detective Flann McIlroy with what he thinks is a serial killing. Two women killed a year apart were both members of an online dating service. Soon a third victim strengthens Flann’s theory – and Ellie goes undercover. Some violence. 2007.
Detective Elouise Norton: Books 1-2
By Rachel Howzell Hall
DB 84409, Available as BARD Download
Two mysteries, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring LAPD homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton. Besides solving cases, Lou has to deal with her cheating husband and the long-ago disappearance of her sister. Includes Land of Shadows and Skies of Ash. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.
In the Woods
By Tana French
DB 66071, BR 21691, Available as BARD Download
Irish detective Rob Ryan and his partner Cassie Maddox investigate the murder of a twelve-year-old girl from Knocknaree at an archaeological site near Dublin. The crime’s similarities to the disappearances of Ryan’s best friends twenty years ago in the same woods cause him intense personal anguish. Strong language. 2007.
Indemnity Only: A Novel
By Sara Paretsky
DB 35223, BR 5281, LT 8931, Available as BARD Download
Detective V.I. Warshawski is approached by a mysterious client who wants her to find a missing girl. She promptly discovers the body of a murdered man, gets involved in a complicated insurance scam, and has to deal with some gangsters who want her off the case. Strong language. 1982.