Mystery and Detective
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Agatha Christie's Detectives: Five Complete Novels--The Murder at the Vicarage, Dead Man's Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M? by Agatha Christie.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 29 hours 58 minutes.
Classic mysteries featuring the author's well-known sleuths. In The Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple investigates a colonel's demise. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot tracks killers in Dead Man's Folly and Sad Cypress. Towards Zero features Superintendent Battle, while married detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford appear in N or M? 1982. Download Agatha Christie's Detectives: Five Complete Novels--The Murder at the Vicarage, Dead Man's Folly, Sad Cypress, Towards Zero, N or M?, DB64438
As the World Churns: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes by Tamar Myers.
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 6 hours 48 minutes.
On their honeymoon, Mennonite mayor Magdalena Yoder and Jewish doctor Gabe Rosen get a call from the prison warden informing them that Magdalena's brother-in-law murderer Melvin Stoltzfus has escaped. Mysteries mount when someone attacks elderly veterinarian Doc Shafor just before a Holstein competition in Hernia, Pennsylvania. 2008. Download As the World Churns: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, DB70227
Beach Road by James Patterson.
Read by Billy Baldwin. Reading time 6 hours 35 minutes.
Attorney Tom Dunleavy defends African American high school basketball player Dante Halleyville against murder charges in the wealthy beach community of East Hampton. Tom recruits help from his ex-lover, lawyer Kate Costello, while dogged Detective Raiborne uncovers startling revelations. Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2006. Download Beach Road, DB62327
Body Double by Tess Gerritsen.
Read by Gabra Zackman. Reading time 10 hours 8 minutes.
Boston medical examiner Maura Isles discovers that the dead woman in her driveway is her identical twin. Detective Jane Rizzoli, who is expecting a child, assists officer Rick Ballard and Maura in the investigation, which leads them to a serial killer who targets pregnant women. Violence and strong language. 2004. Download Body Double, DB61421
Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mystery by Anne Perry.
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 13 hours 53 minutes.
Victorian England. A prostitute's naked body is found in Buckingham Palace, where the Prince of Wales is hosting a gathering of businessmen--and their wives--to discuss plans for a railroad spanning Africa. Detective Thomas Pitt's maid Gracie goes undercover as a palace employee to find the culprit among the guests. 2008. Download Buckingham Palace Gardens: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mystery, DB66835
Chiefs by Stuart Woods.
Read by Joel Crothers. Reading time 13 hours 35 minutes.
During the bitter winter of 1920, somebody kills an unidentified teenage boy in a small Georgia town. The investigation falls to a brand new police chief, formerly a cotton farmer. His hunt for the killer begins a nightmare that lasts for five decades, involving politicians, two other police chiefs, and the very life of the town. Some strong language. Download Chiefs, DB17674
A Cold Dark Place by Gregg Olsen.
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time 11 hours 8 minutes.
In the aftermath of a tornado in Cherrystone, Washington, homicide detective Emily Kenyon discovers members of the Martin family dead near their demolished home. But, oddly, they've been shot. Their teen son Nick is unaccounted for and soon Emily's daughter Jenna goes missing too. Violence and strong language. 2008. Download A Cold Dark Place, DB70334
A Conventional Corpse: A Claire Malloy Mystery by Joan Hess.
Read by Barbara Caruso. Reading time 7 hours 53 minutes.
Arkansas bookseller Claire Malloy steps in to run a local mystery convention when the organizer takes ill. Claire juggles feelings for her detective ex-boyfriend with the needs of five guest writers, the disappearance of a crime-solving cat, and the unexpected arrival of an obnoxious editor--who later turns up dead. 2000. Download A Conventional Corpse: A Claire Malloy Mystery, DB64070
Cream Puff Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery by Joanne Fluke.
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 7 hours 50 minutes
Minnesota. To lose weight for her mother's launch party, baker Hannah Swensen takes classes at a local gym, where she finds the dead body of flirtatious fitness instructor Ronni Ward near spilled cream puffs. Hannah's suspects include jealous wives, girlfriends, and much of Lake Eden's female population. Includes recipes. 2009. Download Cream Puff Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery, DB68778
Curtains for Three: A Nero Wolfe Mystery by Rex Stout.
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 7 hours 2 minutes.
A trio of short mysteries featuring orchid-growing New York private detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant, Archie Goodwin. Cases involve lovers out to make sure the other isn't a killer, a horseman shot from his saddle, and a frightened female flimflam artist claiming she spied a murderer. 1994 introduction. Download Curtains for Three: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, DB61820
Death of a Perfect Wife by M.C. Beaton.
Read by Jill Tanner. Reading time 5 hours 18 minutes.
Paul and Trixie Thomas move from England to the Scottish village of Lochdubh to open an inn. Trixie proceeds to alienate everyone with her bossy ways. Constable Hamish Macbeth isn't too surprised when Trixie turns up dead, and he is hard pressed to find someone who isn't a suspect. Download Death of a Perfect Wife, DB31359
Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman.
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 9 hours 49 minutes.
LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware investigate the murder of prep school teacher Elise Freeman. But the police chief's son attends the school, so discretion is a must. Suspects include the victim's boyfriend, colleagues, and students. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2010. Download Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel, DB70861
The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman.
Read by Bob Askey. Reading time 6 hours 58 minutes.
Retired Navajo policeman Joe Leaphorn joins his former partner Jim Chee in investigating the skeleton of a man found on a mountain ledge. Chee, who is also tracking cattle rustlers, follows a trail that sheds light on the fallen man and helps the two sleuths uncover the story of his tragic death. Bestseller. Download The Fallen Man, DB43319
Hardball: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery by Sara Paretsky.
Read by Mitzi Friedlander. Reading time 15 hours 33 minutes.
Chicago. Public defender-turned-private detective V.I. Warshawski seeks Lamont Gadsden, an African American man who disappeared in 1967, some forty years ago. Her search is connected to a decades-old case involving the murder of a civil rights worker--a racially charged investigation Vic's late cop father was involved in. Strong language. 2009. Download Hardball: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery, DB69756
I Heard That Song Before by Mary Higgins Clark.
Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time 9 hours 10 minutes.
Twenty-eight-year-old Englewood, New Jersey, librarian Kay Lansing and wealthy businessman Peter Carrington fall in love and marry after Kay approaches him about a fundraiser. Later Peter is arrested for the murder of a teenaged neighbor that took place twenty-two years ago. Kay believes Peter is innocent and investigates. Bestseller. 2007. Download I Heard That Song Before, DB63795
The Mercedes Coffin: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mystery by Faye Kellerman.
Read by Martha Harmon Pardee. Reading time 11 hours 18 minutes.
Fifteen years ago, popular high school teacher Ben Little was found murdered in the trunk of his Mercedes. When another corpse is now discovered under similar circumstances, billionaire Genoa Greeves, who had been treated kindly by Little, asks police to reopen the old homicide case. Strong language and some violence. 2008. Download The Mercedes Coffin: A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Mystery, DB67480
The Overlook: Detective Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly.
Read by Len Cariou. Reading time 6 hours 1 minute.
Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner Ignacio "Iggy" Ferras are investigating the murder of physicist Stanley Kent on a Mulholland Drive overlook. Bosch's former lover, FBI agent Rachel Walling, soon tries to take over the case in the name of national security. Commercial audiobook. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2006. Download The Overlook: Detective Harry Bosch, DB64464
Promise Me: A Myron Bolitar Mystery by Harlan Coben.
Read by Mark Ashby. Reading time 11 hours 26 minutes.
Sports agent Myron Bolitar agrees to drive a friend's daughter, eighteen-year-old Aimee Biel, to her pal's house in New Jersey. When Aimee disappears, mimicking another local case, Myron becomes the prime suspect and must uncover the truth. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2006. Download Promise Me: A Myron Bolitar Mystery, DB62390
Requiem for a Mezzo: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery by Carola Dunn.
Read by Colleen Delany. Reading time 7 hours 3 minutes.
London, 1923. Magazine journalist Daisy Dalrymple attends a singing performance featuring her neighbor's sister Bettina--who drops dead on stage. Daisy and Scotland Yard inspector Alec Fletcher investigate. Suspects include Bettina's professional rivals, romantic admirers, and family members. 1996. Download Requiem for a Mezzo: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, DB70909
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen.
Read by Gabriella Cavallero. Reading time 8 hours 6 minutes.
1932. Lady Georgiana's latest business venture, a dinner-and-dancing escort service, ends in an awkward misunderstanding. To avoid scandal, Scotland Yard sends Georgiana to her ancestral Scottish estate to keep an amorous American woman from seducing the prince of Wales--and possibly stop a killer who is targeting the royal family. 2009. Download Royal Flush, DB70855
Show No Fear: A Nina Reilly Mystery by Perri O’Shaughnessy.
Read by Mary Kane. Reading time 10 hours 9 minutes.
In this prequel to the Nina Reilly Mystery series, Nina is a paralegal and law student in Carmel-by-the-Sea. When her ex-boyfriend and her mother are both murdered, Nina enlists the help of lawyer Jack McIntyre and detective Paul van Wagoner. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008. Download Show No Fear: A Nina Reilly Mystery, DB68292
Something Wicked: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn G. Hart.
Read by Jill Fox. Reading time 8 hours 17 minutes.
Atlanta. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance, her fiance Max, and the rest of the summer stock players know their production of Arsenic and Old Lace needs to be a hit so they can get their new theater. Instead it is plagued by sabotage and murder. Some strong language. 1988. Download Something Wicked: A Death on Demand Mystery, DB65923
Statue of Limitations: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers.
Read by Kristin Allison. Reading time 6 hours 31 minutes.
Charleston antiques dealer Abigail Timberlake Washburn helps her friend Wynnell Crawford when Wynnell is accused of murdering a client who owned a bed-and-breakfast. Suspects include the happy widower and guests at the inn. Some strong language. 2004. Download Statue of Limitations: A Den of Antiquity Mystery, DB61263
Trick or Treachery: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery by Donald Bain.
Read by Margaret Strom. Reading time 6 hours 54 minutes.
Cabot Cove, Maine. After warning that the ghost of the town's legendary murderess will soon rise to wreak havoc, paranormal investigator Lucas Tremaine crashes a Halloween party, where one of the guests is murdered. Mystery writer--and costumed attendee--Jessica Fletcher must determine who was the killer. 2000. Download Trick or Treachery: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery, DB70914
Urgent Care by CJ Lyons.
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time 10 hours 20 minutes.
Walking to work, nurse Nora Halloran finds a coworker assaulted and left for dead in a cemetery. To uncover the murderer's identity before more women are brutalized, Nora and her colleagues must finally face dark secrets from their pasts. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009. Download Urgent Care, DB70740