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Summary: It's murder by the book in the latest hit Library Lover's mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Death in the Stacks. When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit and run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged...

Summary: Newly-qualified DC Sean Blake must tackle a series of bizarre and brutal killings in his first week on the job.  A series of chilling murders has left Manchester in a state of terror. Women are being found dead in their homes, their bodies arranged in the...

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon   Summary: In the twenty-seventh novel in Donna Leon's bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences. The memorable characters and Venetian drama that have long captivated Donna Leon’s many readers...

Five students walk into detention but only four make it out alive. Karen McManus's debut novel takes you through every twist and turn of the mystery surrounding the death of Simon, the creator of the school's gossip app. They all have secrets--secrets that they want...

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders Summary: The first in a clever and charming new crime series that will immediately delight all fans of Agatha Christie and Alexander McCall Smith. Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante...

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan Summary: Margot Lewis is a teacher at an exclusive high school in the English university town of Cambridge. In her spare time, she writes an advice column, “Dear Amy”, for the local newspaper. When one of Margot’s students, fifteen-year-old Katie, disappears, the school...

Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider Summary: There's no such thing as a day off for a sheriff. Even in a small Texas town like Clearview, there's always something going on for law enforcement. Still, most days don't involve a run-in with an alligator. And that's...

The Tipton library keeps adding to the ebook collection, which is available 24/7! Access the ebook and e-audiobooks at https://tiptonpl.overdrive.com/. Here are some new and popular ebooks!Anne TylerVinegar GirlJojo MoyesAfter YouJames Patterson and Maxine Paetro15th AffairIf you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call...

Security by Gina WohlsdorfSummary: The terrible truth about Manderley is that someone is always watching.Manderley Resort is a gleaming, new twenty-story hotel on the California coast. It’s about to open its doors, and the world--at least those with the means to afford it--will be welcomed into...

Outrage by Arnaldur IndridasonSummary: Arnaldur Indriðason is universally recognized as one of the top Scandinavian crime novelists writing today, and in Outrage he is at the top of his form.Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlendur decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elínborg,...

He Will Be My Ruin by K. A. TuckerSummary: A woman who almost had it all . . .On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and...

A Buccaneer at Heart by Stephanie LaurensSummary:  After a decade of captaining diplomatic voyages for Frobisher Shipping, alongside covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home—with hearth and wife—should be his next challenge. But an unexpected mission intervenes. Although Robert sees...

Visit the beach with these reads:Meg DonohueAll the Summer Girls Request this itemAndrea CamilleriAugust HeadRequest this itemDorothy HowellBeach Bags and BurglariesRequest this itemIf you want any more suggestions or ideas, please call or come in the library today!...

Darkness by Karen RobardsSummary:  New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of...

What Strange Creatures by Emily ArsenaultSummary: Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young academic’s life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence.The...

Skin Like Silver by Chris NicksonSummary: The third intriguing historical mystery to feature Detective Inspector Tom Harper Leeds, England. October, 1891. An unclaimed parcel at the Central Post Office is discovered to contain the decomposing body of a baby boy. It’s a gruesome case for DI Tom...

Where I Lost Her by T. GreenwoodSummary: In her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child.Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple...

Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonaldSummary: A gripping debut psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Wife and The Wicked Girls about two families in crisis and a holiday house swap gone terribly wrong“She would never have fit as neatly into the trunk of his own car.” Limerick, Ireland: the O’Brien...

Hypothermia by Arnaldur IndridasonSummary: Inspector Erlendur has spent his career evading the phantoms of his past, and now he finds himself twice haunted―first, at a séance attended by the victim of a suspicious suicide, and again by the puzzle of two young people who went missing...

The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna LeonSummary: In Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti series, the Venetian inspector has been called on to investigate many things, from shocking to petty crimes. But in The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th novel in this celebrated series, Brunetti finds...

The Doll's House by M. J. ArlidgeSummary: Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the “gripping”* international bestselling series.Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her....

The Doll's House by M. J. ArlidgeSummary: Detective Helen Grace is on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this riveting thriller in the “gripping”* international bestselling series.Ruby wakes up in a strange room. Her captor calmly explains that no one is looking for her....

I'm Traveling Alone by Samuel BjorkSummary: International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast-paced thriller in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer--and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crimeA six-year-old girl is found in the...

I'm Traveling Alone by Samuel BjorkSummary: International bestseller Samuel Bjork makes his US debut, a chilling and fast-paced thriller in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer--and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crimeA six-year-old girl is found in the...

In Bitter Chill by Sarah WardSummary: The deepest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves in this richly atmospheric, compellingly written, and expertly constructed crime debut from an emerging talent.Derbyshire, 1978: a small town in the idyllic English countryside is traumatized by the kidnapping of...

In Bitter Chill by Sarah WardSummary: The deepest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves in this richly atmospheric, compellingly written, and expertly constructed crime debut from an emerging talent.Derbyshire, 1978: a small town in the idyllic English countryside is traumatized by the kidnapping of...

Sleeping in Eden by Nicole BaartSummary: The lives of a middle-aged doctor and a love-struck young woman intersect across time in Sleeping in Eden, Nicole Baart’s haunting novel about love, jealousy, and the boundaries between loyalty and truth.She knew what he wrote . . .One little...

Sleeping in Eden by Nicole BaartSummary: The lives of a middle-aged doctor and a love-struck young woman intersect across time in Sleeping in Eden, Nicole Baart’s haunting novel about love, jealousy, and the boundaries between loyalty and truth.She knew what he wrote . . .One little...

Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur IndridasonSummary: Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the...

Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur IndridasonSummary: Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the...

Munster's Case by Hakan NesserSummary: Intendent Münster, Inspector Van Veeteren’s right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno take center stage in the latest shocking thriller in Håkan Nesser’s internationally bestselling series.The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn’s life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a...

Munster's Case by Hakan NesserSummary: Intendent Münster, Inspector Van Veeteren’s right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno take center stage in the latest shocking thriller in Håkan Nesser’s internationally bestselling series.The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn’s life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a...

Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie EcclesSummary: Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period.November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman’s 60th birthday. But the...

Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie EcclesSummary: Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period.November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman’s 60th birthday. But the...

The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband by E.J. Copperman and Jeff CohenSummary: For Samuel Hoenig, Asperger’s isn’t so much a syndrome as it is a set of personality traits. And as the sole proprietor of a business called Questions Answered, Samuel’s put his personality traits to...

The Evening Spider by Emily ArsenaultSummary: A gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime, this riveting novel—inspired by a sensational real-life murder from the 1800s—by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault delivers a heart-stopping mystery linking two young mothers from different centuries.Frances Barnett and Abby...

The Evening Spider by Emily ArsenaultSummary: A gripping blend of psychological suspense and historical true crime, this riveting novel—inspired by a sensational real-life murder from the 1800s—by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault delivers a heart-stopping mystery linking two young mothers from different centuries.Frances Barnett and Abby...

The Scribe by Matthew GuinnSummary: "It's a whodunit with a twist…a heady mix of history, sizzle, punch, and danger. A definite keeper." ―Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot ThreatAfter leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city...

The Scribe by Matthew GuinnSummary: "It's a whodunit with a twist…a heady mix of history, sizzle, punch, and danger. A definite keeper." ―Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot ThreatAfter leaving Atlanta in disgrace three years before, detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city...

A Shameful Murder by Cora HarrisonSummary: Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘like...

A Shameful Murder by Cora HarrisonSummary: Introducing the Reverend Mother Aquinas in the first of a brand-new historical mystery series.Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood ‘like...

The Disappeared by Kristina OhlssonSummary: From “one of Sweden’s best younger writers” (Los Angeles Times Magazine) and a “talented new author” (Booklist) comes this riveting third book in the critically acclaimed Fredrika Bergman crime series.A young woman on her way to a party vanishes without a...

The Disappeared by Kristina OhlssonSummary: From “one of Sweden’s best younger writers” (Los Angeles Times Magazine) and a “talented new author” (Booklist) comes this riveting third book in the critically acclaimed Fredrika Bergman crime series.A young woman on her way to a party vanishes without a...

The Gingerbread House by Carin GerhardsenSummary: Ingrid Olsson returns home from a Stockholm hospital to discover a man in her kitchen. She's never seen the intruder before. But he's no threat - he's dead.Criminal Investigator Conny Sjöberg takes the call, abandoning his wife Åsa and their...

The Gingerbread House by Carin GerhardsenSummary: Ingrid Olsson returns home from a Stockholm hospital to discover a man in her kitchen. She's never seen the intruder before. But he's no threat - he's dead.Criminal Investigator Conny Sjöberg takes the call, abandoning his wife Åsa and their...

Eva's Eye by Karin FossumSummary: Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.The police find the body...

Eva's Eye by Karin FossumSummary: Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.The police find the body...

The theme for the Adult Winter Reading this year is Moments in Time, celebrating the 1940s through the 1990s. Here are some picks from the 1950s:On the Waterfront DVDRequest this itemNorth by NorthwestRequest this itemRebel Without A CaseRequest this itemVladimir NabokovLolitaRequest this itemErnest HemingwayThe Old...

The theme for the Adult Winter Reading this year is Moments in Time, celebrating the 1940s through the 1990s. Here are some picks from the 1950s:On the Waterfront DVDRequest this itemNorth by NorthwestRequest this itemRebel Without A CaseRequest this itemVladimir NabokovLolitaRequest this itemErnest HemingwayThe Old...

If you like Craig Johnson's books, you might want to try one of these a:C. J. BoxOpen SeasonRequest this itemWilliam Kent KruegerBlood HollowRequest this itemTony HillermanThe Fly on the WallRequest this itemMargaret CoelThe Dream StalkerRequest this itemJames Lee BurkeA Stained White RadianceRequest this itemC. M....

Rubbernecker by Belinda BauerSummary: Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction, whose work has won the CWA’s Gold Dagger Award for Crime Novel of the Year and garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier...

Want some mystery mixed with the supernatural? Check out these books.Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria LaurieRequest this itemHome for the Haunting by Juliet BlackwellRequest this itemWicked Charms by Janet Evanovich and Phoef SuttonRequest this itemRequest this item in large printRequest this item in audioEvery Dead Thing by John...

Goodreads gave participants the chance to vote for their favorite books of the year. The winners are available at https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2015. Here are some winners that Tipton County Public Library owns! The rest of the Goodreads award winners will be on the blog tomorrow. Fiction: Go Set a Watchman by Harper LeeRequest...

Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson FarjeonSummary: “No observer, ignorant of the situation, would have guessed that death lurked nearby, and that only a little distance from the glitter of silver and glass and the hum of voices, two victims lay silent on a studio floor.” On...

The Reckoning by Rennie AirthSummary: Inspector John Madden—who debuted in River of Darkness—returns in a gripping post–World War II murder mysteryOn a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in...

A Thorn Among the Lilies by Michael HiebertSummary: In Michael Hiebert’s haunting and powerful novel, a long-ago tragedy echoes through small-town Alabama as one woman tries to track down a serial killer.Detective Leah Teal is privy to most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin,...

Pop Goes The Weasel by M. J. ArlidgeSummary: A man’s body is found in an empty house.A gruesome memento of his murder is sent to his wife and children.He is the first victim, and Detective Helen Grace knows he will not be the last. But why...

Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer MayorSummary: Joe Gunther and his team―the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI)―are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcement whenever they need expertise and back-up. But after the state is devastated by Hurricane Irene, the police from...

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan ChanceSummary: A crumbling palazzo in nineteenth-century Venice holds a buried secret.After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the ailing Samuel...

The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 edited by James PattersonSummary: In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, “I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that’s the case, I’ve got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can...

Superfluous Women by Carola DunnSummary: In England in the late 1920s, The Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher, on a convalescent trip to the countryside, goes to visit three old school friends in the area. The three, all unmarried, have recently bought a house together. They are a...

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories, edited by Michael Cox and R.A. GilbertSummary: The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvelous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals...

Those We Left Behind by Stuart NevilleSummary: Blood has always been thicker than water for two Northern Irish brothers caught in the Belfast foster system, but a debt of past violence will be paid by not just them, but also by those they left behind.Ciaran Devine,...

The Secret Sister by Brenda NovakSummary: Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why? After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the South Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal—and to...

The Wrong Man by Kate WhiteSummary: She wanted to be more daring, but one small risk is about to cost her everything—maybe even her life.Bold and adventurous in her work as owner of one of Manhattan's boutique interior design firms, Kit Finn couldn't be tamer in...

Obsession Falls by Christina DoddSummary: Taylor Summers witnesses the death threat to a young boy, and does the only thing she can do--she sacrifices herself to distract the killers. Her reward is a life in ruins, on the run in the wilderness, barely surviving a bitter...

Only a Kiss by Mary BaloghSummary: Since witnessing the death of her husband during the wars, Imogen, Lady Barclay, has secluded herself in the confines of Hardford Hall, their home in Cornwall. The new owner has failed to take up his inheritance, and Imogen desperately hopes...

The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-OlsenSummary: In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes...

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester YoungSummary: When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children she’s sure that she’s lost her mind. Yet these are not the nightmares of a grieving parent, she soon realizes. They...

No Other Darkness by Sarah HilarySummary: The gripping follow-up to Sarah Hilary’s acclaimed debut Someone Else’s Skin, No Other Darkness finds mystery’s “impressive new cop-heroine” (The Times, London) on a case that hauntingly echoes her own family tragedy. Detective Inspector Marnie Rome and her partner Detective Sergeant Noah...

The Dead of Winter by Rennie AirthSummary:  On a freezing London night in 1944, Rosa Novak is brutally murdered during a blackout. Scotland Yard suspects the young Polish refugee was the victim of a random act of violence and might have dropped the case if...

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