MAY Titles for Adults

Follow the Clues - Mysteries 


Kortney's Pick

How to Write a Mystery
This title is an invaluable guide from over 70 of the most successful mystery writers in the business and covers everything from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers. Topic arrangement in the book includes: (1) Before Writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.), (2) While Writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.), (3) After Writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.), (4) Other than Novels (short stories; true crime; etc.), and (5) Other Considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Break out your magnifying glass and test your deduction skills with advice from the Mystery Writers of America

Nancy's Pick

Thursday Murder Club mysteries 
by Richard Osman
Also available in large print, Libby ebook, and eaudio.
A quartet of sharp, slightly quirky, retired septuagenarians meet in the jigsaw puzzle room of their cozy retirement community to solve cold cases. The books are funny and endearing, with good twists and plenty of suspense. The first installment is soon to be a Steven Spielberg motion picture. 

Thursday Murder Club books in order:

  • Thursday Murder Club: A Novel
  • The Man Who Died Twice
  • The Bullet That Missed
  • The Last Devil to Die (coming out in September)

Randall's Pick

by Kate Morton
Also available as a downloadable eBook on OverDrive.
Morton’s latest is an epic, multi-generational mystery set in southern Australia. The intricate plot and details from the actual, unsolved Turner case of 1959 will appeal to true crime and mystery readers, alike.

Sandy's Pick

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 1
Media DVD
This charming Acorn Media production follows Lady Detective Phryne Fisher as she defies traditional gender roles of 1920s Australia and solves mysteries.

Vanessa's Pick

Sharp Objects
by Gillian Flynn
Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims--a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story--and survive this homecoming. This book will keep you guessing until the very last page!

Victoria's Pick

Loving Vincent
Media DVD NF - B GOG
In this breathtaking homage to Vincent Van Gogh, a young man tasked with delivering a letter becomes entangled in the troubled artist’s life and the mysteries surrounding his death. Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature length film, with over 125 artists involved in its creation.

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