Spydus Search Results - Crime Thriller Mystery https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=(SU%3A%20Crime%20%2F%20SU%3A%20Thrillers%20%2F%20SU%3A%20Mystery)%20%2B%20(PD%3A%20%22%20%3E%20TODAY(-365)%22)&QRYTEXT=Crime%20Thriller%20Mystery&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20&ISGLB=0 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. Man of bones / Ben Creed. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3304968&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Winter, 1953. Along with Sergeant Lidia Gerashvili, and Major Nikitin, the interrogator who once cut off Rossel's fingers, Rossel sets off on the trail of a murderer whose crimes surpass those of even the deranged tsar Ivan the Terrible. A trail leading to a dark, hidden episode in Bolshevik history filled with unspeakable horrors. Winter, 1953. Along with Sergeant Lidia Gerashvili, and Major Nikitin, the interrogator who once cut off Rossel's fingers, Rossel sets off on the trail of a murderer whose crimes surpass those of even the deranged tsar Ivan the Terrible. A trail leading to a dark, hidden episode in Bolshevik history filled with unspeakable horrors.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Creed, Ben<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Mountain Leopard Press, 2024.<br />434 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br />Revol Rossel thriller<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Physical Processing (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4067799<br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Physical Processing (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4067800<br /> Pirates of Darksea / Catherine Doyle. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3417678&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Max and his big brother Christopher have always shared their adventures. In fact for ages they've been sneaking down to Galway Bay at the turn of midnight, waiting for Captain O'Malley and his famed pirate ship to take them over the horizon to the magical world of Eighth Sea. Despite their messages, the Captain never arrived and now, two years later, Christopher is in grave danger. It's not even the sort of danger Max can help with. Christopher is in hospital and getting sicker. Their parents want to take him far, far away for a new treatment, but they don't have the money. That's when a very loud, bright red parrot visits Max's House in Bellflower Lane. Squawk is carrying a message from Captain O'Malley, who needs a new crew member to help with a top secret quest. The reward is treasure beyond Max's wildest dreams. Max and his big brother Christopher have always shared their adventures. In fact for ages they've been sneaking down to Galway Bay at the turn of midnight, waiting for Captain O'Malley and his famed pirate ship to take them over the horizon to the magical world of Eighth Sea. Despite their messages, the Captain never arrived and now, two years later, Christopher is in grave danger. It's not even the sort of danger Max can help with. Christopher is in hospital and getting sicker. Their parents want to take him far, far away for a new treatment, but they don't have the money. That's when a very loud, bright red parrot visits Max's House in Bellflower Lane. Squawk is carrying a message from Captain O'Malley, who needs a new crew member to help with a top secret quest. The reward is treasure beyond Max's wildest dreams.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Doyle, Catherine<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2024.<br />281 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 2155667<br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 2155666<br /> Fight for the cursed unicorn / Maisie Chan. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3484341&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Jack has always wanted to meet a unicorn, and with its black coat, golden hooves and truth-telling powers, the magical xiezhi is the most amazing unicorn ever! But when the xiezhi accuses the Jade Emperor of a crime, Jack doesn't know what - or who - to believe. Can Jack harness rat's power over the weather and find out the truth? Jack has always wanted to meet a unicorn, and with its black coat, golden hooves and truth-telling powers, the magical xiezhi is the most amazing unicorn ever! But when the xiezhi accuses the Jade Emperor of a crime, Jack doesn't know what - or who - to believe. Can Jack harness rat's power over the weather and find out the truth?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Chan, Maisie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orchard Books, 2024.<br />118 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Tiger warrior ; 5.<br /><br />Cairnbulg Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Starter - JS - Onloan - Due: 08 Jun 2024 - 4064264<br />Kemnay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Starter - JS - Available - 4064265<br /> The last Yakuza : a life in the Japanese underworld / Jake Adelstein. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3574362&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When acclaimed journalist Jake Adelstein hires a former Yakuza boss, known as the 'Tsunami', to be his driver and bodyguard, he soon finds himself swept into the violent heart of Tokyo's organised crime syndicates. From gambling rackets and ritualised killings, to the forbidden pleasures of 'soapland', Adelstein's unlikely friendship with the 'Tsunami' gains him unprecedented access to the Yakuza - now under threat after years of tacit acceptance from Japanese society. But in a culture that prizes loyalty and honour above all else, how far can they go in their quest for truth about Tokyo's criminal underworld? When acclaimed journalist Jake Adelstein hires a former Yakuza boss, known as the 'Tsunami', to be his driver and bodyguard, he soon finds himself swept into the violent heart of Tokyo's organised crime syndicates. From gambling rackets and ritualised killings, to the forbidden pleasures of 'soapland', Adelstein's unlikely friendship with the 'Tsunami' gains him unprecedented access to the Yakuza - now under threat after years of tacit acceptance from Japanese society. But in a culture that prizes loyalty and honour above all else, how far can they go in their quest for truth about Tokyo's criminal underworld?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Adelstein, Jake<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Corsair, 2024.<br />xvii, 392 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 364.106 - Available - 4064366<br /> Deadly Trap (Riveting Romantic Suspense) [electronic resource] / Barbara Freethy https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3589398&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy's books. I love the Off The Grid series!!" Booklovers Anonymous Don't miss the next book in the Off The Grid: FBI Series. DEADLY TRAP features Agent Nick Caruso in a riveting and page-turning romantic suspense! This heart-pumping, romantic and thrilling novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy will keep you guessing until the very end! Note: Every book in the Off The Grid: FBI Series stands completely on its own and there are no cliffhangers! The books feature complex and exciting storylines ranging from kidnapping to organized crime, terrorism, and espionage. Personal stories often play out against a bigger, broader storyline, and surprising twists will keep you up all night. Start reading today! What the readers are saying about the FBI Series... "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy's books. I love the Off The Grid series but I honestly think this one is my favorite. I have no doubt her next book will be awesome, too!" Booklovers Anonymous "PERILOUS TRUST is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last." USA Today HEA Blog "You will love Reckless Whisper. From the first sentence of the book until you end, you are on a suspense filled ride." J. Stryker – Goodreads "Words cannot explain how phenomenal this book was. The characters are so believable and relatable. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat and flying through the pages. This is one book you should be desperate to read." Caroline on Desperate Play "For me a good romantic suspense book needs a good story, strong characters, honest dialogue, chemistry between the hero and heroine and believable suspense. Elusive Promise checks off all the boxes for me. Thank you Barbara Freethy for another great read!" Trude – Goodreads "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy's books. I love the Off The Grid series!!" Booklovers Anonymous Don't miss the next book in the Off The Grid: FBI Series. DEADLY TRAP features Agent Nick Caruso in a riveting and page-turning romantic suspense! This heart-pumping, romantic and thrilling novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy will keep you guessing until the very end! Note: Every book in the Off The Grid: FBI Series stands completely on its own and there are no cliffhangers! The books feature complex and exciting storylines ranging from kidnapping to organized crime, terrorism, and espionage. Personal stories often play out against a bigger, broader storyline, and surprising twists will keep you up all night. Start reading today! What the readers are saying about the FBI Series... "I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy's books. I love the Off The Grid series but I honestly think this one is my favorite. I have no doubt her next book will be awesome, too!" Booklovers Anonymous "PERILOUS TRUST is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last." USA Today HEA Blog "You will love Reckless Whisper. From the first sentence of the book until you end, you are on a suspense filled ride." J. Stryker – Goodreads "Words cannot explain how phenomenal this book was. The characters are so believable and relatable. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat and flying through the pages. This is one book you should be desperate to read." Caroline on Desperate Play "For me a good romantic suspense book needs a good story, strong characters, honest dialogue, chemistry between the hero and heroine and believable suspense. Elusive Promise checks off all the boxes for me. Thank you Barbara Freethy for another great read!" Trude – Goodreads<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Freethy, Barbara<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[Place of publication not identified] : Fog City Publishing, 2024<br />1 online resource (1 text file)<br />Off the Grid: FBI Series<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Available online: </span>Excerpt<br /><br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - e-Book - Overdrive - eBook - eBook - Borrow this eBook - DUMMY<br /> The last murder at the end of the world / Stuart Turton. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3629768&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The world has been destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched. But, on the island, all is idyllic. 122 villagers and 3 scientists, living in peaceful harmony. The villagers are content to fish, farm and feast, to obey their nightly curfew, to do what they're told by the scientists. Until, to the horror of the islanders, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death. And they learn the murder has triggered a lowering of the security system around the island, the only thing that was keeping the fog at bay. If the murder isn't solved within 92 hours, the fog will smother the island - and everyone on it. But the security system has also wiped everyone's memories of exactly what happened the night before, which means that someone on the island is a murderer - and they don't even know it. The world has been destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched. But, on the island, all is idyllic. 122 villagers and 3 scientists, living in peaceful harmony. The villagers are content to fish, farm and feast, to obey their nightly curfew, to do what they're told by the scientists. Until, to the horror of the islanders, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death. And they learn the murder has triggered a lowering of the security system around the island, the only thing that was keeping the fog at bay. If the murder isn't solved within 92 hours, the fog will smother the island - and everyone on it. But the security system has also wiped everyone's memories of exactly what happened the night before, which means that someone on the island is a murderer - and they don't even know it.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Turton, Stuart<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Raven Books, 2024.<br />332 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">14 reserves</span><br /><br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Ellon Library - 4065496<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4065497<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On order<br /> The Phoenix Crown / Kate Quinn and Janie Chang. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3482999&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different women hope to change their fortunes: Gemma, a golden-haired, silver-voiced soprano whose career desperately needs rekindling, and Suling, a petite and resolute Chinatown embroideress who is determined to escape an arranged marriage. Their paths cross when they are drawn into the orbit of Henry Thornton, a charming railroad magnate whose extraordinary collection of Chinese antiques includes the fabled Phoenix Crown, a legendary relic of Beijing's fallen Summer Palace. His patronage offers Gemma and Suling the chance of a lifetime, but their lives are thrown into turmoil when a devastating earthquake rips San Francisco apart and Thornton disappears, leaving behind a mystery reaching further than anyone could have imagined. San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different women hope to change their fortunes: Gemma, a golden-haired, silver-voiced soprano whose career desperately needs rekindling, and Suling, a petite and resolute Chinatown embroideress who is determined to escape an arranged marriage. Their paths cross when they are drawn into the orbit of Henry Thornton, a charming railroad magnate whose extraordinary collection of Chinese antiques includes the fabled Phoenix Crown, a legendary relic of Beijing's fallen Summer Palace. His patronage offers Gemma and Suling the chance of a lifetime, but their lives are thrown into turmoil when a devastating earthquake rips San Francisco apart and Thornton disappears, leaving behind a mystery reaching further than anyone could have imagined.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Quinn, Kate<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2024.<br />369 pages ; 20 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4064778<br />Peterhead Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - In-transit from Peterhead Library to Banchory Academy (Set: 23 Apr 2024) - 4064779<br /> A killer in the family / Gytha Lodge. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3637579&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Aisling's two sons, Ethan and Finn, mean everything to her. Ever since becoming estranged from her own parents, though, she's always felt like a piece of her is missing. Desperate to find answers - about her family, and herself - Aisling uploads her DNA to an ancestry website, and is thrilled when it finds a match. But instead of finding answers, she comes face to face with a detective. Aisling's DNA is a match for a recent crime scene - the latest in a string of murders by a dangerous serial killer, known as 'the bonfire killer'. And the police have three lead suspects - her father, or one of her two sons. Aisling would do anything for her family - but can she protect a killer? Aisling's two sons, Ethan and Finn, mean everything to her. Ever since becoming estranged from her own parents, though, she's always felt like a piece of her is missing. Desperate to find answers - about her family, and herself - Aisling uploads her DNA to an ancestry website, and is thrilled when it finds a match. But instead of finding answers, she comes face to face with a detective. Aisling's DNA is a match for a recent crime scene - the latest in a string of murders by a dangerous serial killer, known as 'the bonfire killer'. And the police have three lead suspects - her father, or one of her two sons. Aisling would do anything for her family - but can she protect a killer?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lodge, Gytha<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>UK : Penguin Books, 2024.<br />417 pages ; 20 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4063247<br /> Blotto, Twinks and the phantom skiers / Simon Brett. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3637581&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Blotto and Twinks are off on another adventure - and this time they're bound for the Alpine village of Luzvimmen in Switzerland, where Blotto participates in racing the prestigious and very fast Croissant Run, though someone seems determined to sabotage his chances. Twinks, on the other hand, is on a mission to rescue her friend's sister from the sinister finishing school she is trapped in - the Convent of the Sacred Icicle. Once inside, Twinks is threatened by an elderly nun who shows her a secret glacier in which the Phantom Skiers are entombed - awaiting resurrection so they can wreak vengeance on people who are too curious - like Blotto and Twinks. Meanwhile, up at Schloss Luzvimmen, the crazed Count von Strapp is set on global domination via a deadly arsenal of Swiss cheese hardware he's planning to unleash on the world. Blotto and Twinks are off on another adventure - and this time they're bound for the Alpine village of Luzvimmen in Switzerland, where Blotto participates in racing the prestigious and very fast Croissant Run, though someone seems determined to sabotage his chances. Twinks, on the other hand, is on a mission to rescue her friend's sister from the sinister finishing school she is trapped in - the Convent of the Sacred Icicle. Once inside, Twinks is threatened by an elderly nun who shows her a secret glacier in which the Phantom Skiers are entombed - awaiting resurrection so they can wreak vengeance on people who are too curious - like Blotto and Twinks. Meanwhile, up at Schloss Luzvimmen, the crazed Count von Strapp is set on global domination via a deadly arsenal of Swiss cheese hardware he's planning to unleash on the world.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Brett, Simon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Constable, 2024.<br />202 pages ; 23 cm<br /><br />Boddam Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Available - 4063572<br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Available - 4063573<br /> Lost and never found / Simon Mason. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3637619&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Oxford, city of rich and poor. A city of lost things - and buried crimes. At three o'clock in the morning, Emergency Services receives a call. 'This is Zara Fanshawe. Always lost and never found.' An hour later, the wayward celebrity's Rolls Royce Phantom is found abandoned in dingy Becket Street. The paparazzi go wild. For some reason, news of Zara's disappearance prompts homeless woman Lena Wójcik to search the camps, nervously, for the bad-tempered vagrant known as 'Waitrose'. But he's nowhere to be found either. Who will lead the investigation and cope with the media frenzy? Suave, Oxford-educated DI Ray Wilkins is passed over in favour of his partner, gobby, trailer-park educated DI Ryan Wilkins (no relation). You wouldn't think Ray would be happy. He isn't. And when legendary cop Chester Lynch takes a shine to Ray - and takes against Ryan - things are only going to get even messier. Oxford, city of rich and poor. A city of lost things - and buried crimes. At three o'clock in the morning, Emergency Services receives a call. 'This is Zara Fanshawe. Always lost and never found.' An hour later, the wayward celebrity's Rolls Royce Phantom is found abandoned in dingy Becket Street. The paparazzi go wild. For some reason, news of Zara's disappearance prompts homeless woman Lena Wójcik to search the camps, nervously, for the bad-tempered vagrant known as 'Waitrose'. But he's nowhere to be found either. Who will lead the investigation and cope with the media frenzy? Suave, Oxford-educated DI Ray Wilkins is passed over in favour of his partner, gobby, trailer-park educated DI Ryan Wilkins (no relation). You wouldn't think Ray would be happy. He isn't. And when legendary cop Chester Lynch takes a shine to Ray - and takes against Ryan - things are only going to get even messier.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Mason, Simon, 1962-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : riverrun, 2024.<br />345 pages ; 24 cm<br />DI Wilkins mysteries<br /><br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 11 Jun 2024 - 4063866<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Available - 4063865<br /> Murder by candlelight / Faith Martin. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638941&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The Cotswolds, 1924. At the Old Forge in the quiet village of Maybury-in-the-Marsh a cry of anguish rings out: lady of the house Amy Phelps has been discovered dead. But with all the windows and doors to her room locked from inside, how - and by whom - was she killed? Arbuthnot 'Arbie' Swift finds himself in the unlikely position of detective. The celebrated author of 'The Gentleman's Guide to Ghost-Hunting' is staying at the Old Forge to investigate a suspected spectre, but now the more pressing matter of Amy's murder falls to him too. With old friend Val, he soon uncovers a sorry tale of altered wills, secret love affairs and tragic losses - and plenty of motives for murder. When events take another sinister turn, Arbie must find the killer, fast. And to do so will mean cracking a most perfectly plotted crime. The Cotswolds, 1924. At the Old Forge in the quiet village of Maybury-in-the-Marsh a cry of anguish rings out: lady of the house Amy Phelps has been discovered dead. But with all the windows and doors to her room locked from inside, how - and by whom - was she killed? Arbuthnot 'Arbie' Swift finds himself in the unlikely position of detective. The celebrated author of 'The Gentleman's Guide to Ghost-Hunting' is staying at the Old Forge to investigate a suspected spectre, but now the more pressing matter of Amy's murder falls to him too. With old friend Val, he soon uncovers a sorry tale of altered wills, secret love affairs and tragic losses - and plenty of motives for murder. When events take another sinister turn, Arbie must find the killer, fast. And to do so will mean cracking a most perfectly plotted crime.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Martin, Faith<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HQ, 2024.<br />277 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4063418<br />Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - 4063417<br /> Miss Austen investigates / Jessica Bull. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638986&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Welcome to Hampshire, 1795, where a young Jane Austen has her sights set on securing a marriage proposal from the dashing Tom Lefroy at a local ball. But when a shocking discovery is made - a milliner's lifeless body tucked away in a linen closet - Jane finds herself embroiled in an unexpected murder mystery. As she races against the clock to clear her beloved brother Georgy's name, Jane uses her sharp wits to navigate the treacherous waters of society, unmasking secrets and unearthing hidden motives along the way. With every twist and turn, Jane's determination to solve the case deepens. And if she fails, her brother will face the ultimate punishment - the hangman's noose. Welcome to Hampshire, 1795, where a young Jane Austen has her sights set on securing a marriage proposal from the dashing Tom Lefroy at a local ball. But when a shocking discovery is made - a milliner's lifeless body tucked away in a linen closet - Jane finds herself embroiled in an unexpected murder mystery. As she races against the clock to clear her beloved brother Georgy's name, Jane uses her sharp wits to navigate the treacherous waters of society, unmasking secrets and unearthing hidden motives along the way. With every twist and turn, Jane's determination to solve the case deepens. And if she fails, her brother will face the ultimate punishment - the hangman's noose.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bull, Jessica<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Michael Joseph, 2024.<br />452 pages ; 23 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Kemnay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Available - 4064070<br />Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - 4064071<br /> Flight of the quetzalcoatlus / written by Rex Stone ; illustrated by Louise Forshaw. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638990&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Jamie has just moved to Ammonite Bay, a stretch of coastline famous for its fossils. Jamie is a member of the Dinosaur Club - a network of kids around the world who love all things prehistoric. Jamie takes his tablet everywhere, just in case he needs to contact the Club. Jamie is exploring Ammonite Bay when he meets Tess, a member of Dinosaur Club who lives in Ammonite Bay too. Tess shows Jamie her favourite place - a secret cave with fossils all over the walls. They go through a tunnel at the back and discover some dinosaur footprints. When they walk along them, the two new friends find themselves back in the time of the dinosaurs! It's amazing, but dangerous, too - they'll definitely need help from Dinosaur Club. Jamie has just moved to Ammonite Bay, a stretch of coastline famous for its fossils. Jamie is a member of the Dinosaur Club - a network of kids around the world who love all things prehistoric. Jamie takes his tablet everywhere, just in case he needs to contact the Club. Jamie is exploring Ammonite Bay when he meets Tess, a member of Dinosaur Club who lives in Ammonite Bay too. Tess shows Jamie her favourite place - a secret cave with fossils all over the walls. They go through a tunnel at the back and discover some dinosaur footprints. When they walk along them, the two new friends find themselves back in the time of the dinosaurs! It's amazing, but dangerous, too - they'll definitely need help from Dinosaur Club.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Stone, Rex<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2024.<br />94 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Dinosaur club<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Starter - JS - In-transit from Ellon Library to Newmachar Library (Set: 10 May 2024) - 4063303<br />Newmachar Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Starter - JS - Onloan - Due: 23 May 2024 - 4063304<br /> Signed sealed dead / Cynthia Murphy. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639053&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 True-Crime obsessed Paige, and her family, move across the Atlantic to her father's eerie hometown, and it's not long before she uncovers the town's dark history - a string of unsolved murders and disappearances in the 90s. Will Paige solve a quarter-of-a-century mystery, or will she be the next target?! True-Crime obsessed Paige, and her family, move across the Atlantic to her father's eerie hometown, and it's not long before she uncovers the town's dark history - a string of unsolved murders and disappearances in the 90s. Will Paige solve a quarter-of-a-century mystery, or will she be the next target?!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Murphy, Cynthia, (YA Author)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Scholastic, 2024.<br />340 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Alford Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Young Adult Fiction - YA - Available - 4063331<br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Young Adult Fiction - YA - Available - 4063330<br />The Gordon Schools - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Young Adult Fiction (Academy Use Only) - JF - Available - ABS2014312<br /> Peril on the pitch / Ellie Robinson. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639177&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 It's been a year since Seb, Hannah and Maria solved the mystery of the gold medal thief at the Tokyo Games. Now they are reunited at the World Football Championship but Brazil's star goalie has gone missing. Finding a lost medal was one thing, finding a missing person is much more difficult. Can the trio team up again to find out what happened to Carlota before the final game? It's been a year since Seb, Hannah and Maria solved the mystery of the gold medal thief at the Tokyo Games. Now they are reunited at the World Football Championship but Brazil's star goalie has gone missing. Finding a lost medal was one thing, finding a missing person is much more difficult. Can the trio team up again to find out what happened to Carlota before the final game?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Robinson, Ellie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Simon & Schuster Children's, 2024.<br />368 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Gold medal mysteries ; 2.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Junior Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - On order<br />Junior Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - On order<br /> Killing moon / Jo Nesbø ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639277&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Two young women are missing, their only connection being that they attended the same party, hosted by a notorious businessman. When one of the women is found murdered, the police discover an unusual signature left by the killer, giving them reason to suspect he will strike again. They're facing a killer unlike any other - and catching him calls for a detective like no other. But the legendary Harry Hole is gone. Struck off the force, down and out in LA, it seems nothing can entice him back to Oslo. Until the woman who saved Harry's life is put in grave danger, and he is forced to join the hunt for the murderer. To catch him will push Harry to the limit. He'll need to bring together a misfit team of former operatives to do what he can't do alone: stop an unstoppable killer. But as the evidence mounts, it becomes clear that there is more to this case than meets the eye. For Harry, this just got personal. Two young women are missing, their only connection being that they attended the same party, hosted by a notorious businessman. When one of the women is found murdered, the police discover an unusual signature left by the killer, giving them reason to suspect he will strike again. They're facing a killer unlike any other - and catching him calls for a detective like no other. But the legendary Harry Hole is gone. Struck off the force, down and out in LA, it seems nothing can entice him back to Oslo. Until the woman who saved Harry's life is put in grave danger, and he is forced to join the hunt for the murderer. To catch him will push Harry to the limit. He'll need to bring together a misfit team of former operatives to do what he can't do alone: stop an unstoppable killer. But as the evidence mounts, it becomes clear that there is more to this case than meets the eye. For Harry, this just got personal.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Nesbø, Jo, 1960-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[London] : Vintage, 2024.<br />536 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Harry Hole thrillers<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">5 reserves</span><br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 27 May 2024 - 4063846<br />Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - In-transit from Mintlaw Library @ MACBI to Stonehaven Library (Set: 14 May 2024) - 4063845<br /> The mystery guest / Nita Prose. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639936&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Molly Gray wears her Head Maid badge proudly for every shift at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows, sweeping up the guests' secrets, silently restoring rooms to a state of perfection. But when a renowned guest - a famous mystery writer - drops very dead in the grand tea room, Molly has an unusual clean-up on her hands. As rumours and suspicion swirl in the hotel corridors, it's clear there's grime lurking beneath the gilt. And Molly knows that she alone holds the key to the mystery. But unlocking it means thinking about the past, about Gran, and everything else she's kept tidied away in her memory for so long. Because Molly knew the dead guest once upon a time - and he knew her. Molly Gray wears her Head Maid badge proudly for every shift at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows, sweeping up the guests' secrets, silently restoring rooms to a state of perfection. But when a renowned guest - a famous mystery writer - drops very dead in the grand tea room, Molly has an unusual clean-up on her hands. As rumours and suspicion swirl in the hotel corridors, it's clear there's grime lurking beneath the gilt. And Molly knows that she alone holds the key to the mystery. But unlocking it means thinking about the past, about Gran, and everything else she's kept tidied away in her memory for so long. Because Molly knew the dead guest once upon a time - and he knew her.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Prose, Nita<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2024.<br />327 pages ; 24 cm<br />Molly the maid mystery<br />A Molly the maid mystery ; 2<br /><br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Available - Recently returned - 4063791<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 15 Jun 2024 - 4063792<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4063793<br />Strichen Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 15 Jun 2024 - 4063794<br /> The queen of poisons / Robert Thorogood. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639944&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Geoffrey Lushington, Mayor of Marlow, dies suddenly during a Town Council meeting. When traces of aconite - also known as the queen of poisons - are found in his coffee cup, the police realise he was murdered. But who did it? And why? The police bring Judith, Suzie and Becks in to investigate as Civilian Advisors right from the start, so they have free rein to interview suspects and follow the evidence to their heart's content, which is perfect because Judith has no time for rules and standard procedure. But this case has the Marlow Murder Club stumped. Who would want to kill the affable Mayor of Marlow? How did they even get the poison into his coffee? And is anyone else in danger? The Marlow Murder Club are about to face their most difficult case yet. Geoffrey Lushington, Mayor of Marlow, dies suddenly during a Town Council meeting. When traces of aconite - also known as the queen of poisons - are found in his coffee cup, the police realise he was murdered. But who did it? And why? The police bring Judith, Suzie and Becks in to investigate as Civilian Advisors right from the start, so they have free rein to interview suspects and follow the evidence to their heart's content, which is perfect because Judith has no time for rules and standard procedure. But this case has the Marlow Murder Club stumped. Who would want to kill the affable Mayor of Marlow? How did they even get the poison into his coffee? And is anyone else in danger? The Marlow Murder Club are about to face their most difficult case yet.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Thorogood, Robert<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HQ, 2024.<br />345 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Marlow Murder Club mysteries<br />The Marlow Murder Club mysteries ; 3<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 11 Jun 2024 - 4063835<br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - In-transit from Fraserburgh Library to Balmedie Library (Set: 09 May 2024) - 4063834<br />Kintore Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 11 Jun 2024 - 4063836<br />Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - 4063837<br /> Murder by mistake / Lis Jardine. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639997&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The Detention Detectives are back! It's been five months since Jonno, Lydia and Daniel solved the mystery of their teacher's killer. But murder has returned to Hanbridge, and this time twelve-year-old Lydia leads the case. With the mystery VERY close to home, can our trio win the day once again? The Detention Detectives are back! It's been five months since Jonno, Lydia and Daniel solved the mystery of their teacher's killer. But murder has returned to Hanbridge, and this time twelve-year-old Lydia leads the case. With the mystery VERY close to home, can our trio win the day once again?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jardine, Lis<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>UK : Puffin, 2024.<br />274 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Detention detectives<br />The detention detectives ; .2.<br /><br />Alford Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064128<br />Kemnay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064127<br /> The Swifts / Beth Lincoln ; illustrated by Claire Powell. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639998&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 On the day they are born, each Swift is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name and a definition, and it is assumed they will grow up to match. Unfortunately, Shenanigan Swift has other ideas. So what if her relatives all think she's destined to turn out as a troublemaker, just because of her name? Shenanigan knows she can be whatever she wants - pirate, explorer or even detective. Which is lucky, really, because when one of the Family tries to murder Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude, someone has to work out whodunit. With the help of her sisters and cousin, Shenanigan grudgingly takes on the case, but more murders, a hidden treasure and an awful lot of suspects make things seriously complicated. Can Shenanigan catch the killer before the whole household is picked off? On the day they are born, each Swift is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name and a definition, and it is assumed they will grow up to match. Unfortunately, Shenanigan Swift has other ideas. So what if her relatives all think she's destined to turn out as a troublemaker, just because of her name? Shenanigan knows she can be whatever she wants - pirate, explorer or even detective. Which is lucky, really, because when one of the Family tries to murder Arch-Aunt Schadenfreude, someone has to work out whodunit. With the help of her sisters and cousin, Shenanigan grudgingly takes on the case, but more murders, a hidden treasure and an awful lot of suspects make things seriously complicated. Can Shenanigan catch the killer before the whole household is picked off?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lincoln, Beth<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Puffin, 2024.<br />449 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Pending (Set: 03 Apr 2024) - 4064640<br />HQ-Young People Services - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4063299<br />HQ-Young People Services - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - In-transit from Ellon Academy to HQ-Young People Services (Set: 04 Apr 2024) - 4063300<br />Kemnay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064639<br /> The lock-up / John Banville. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640042&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 1950s Dublin, in a lock-up garage in the city, the body of a young woman is discovered, an apparent suicide. But pathologist Dr Quirke and Detective Inspector Strafford soon suspect foul play. The victim's sister, a newspaper reporter from London, returns to Dublin to join the two men in their quest to uncover the truth. But, as they explore her links to a wealthy German family in County Wicklow, and to investigative work she may have been doing in Israel, they are confronted with an ever-deepening mystery. With relations between the two men increasingly strained, and their investigation taking them back to the final days of the Second World War, can they join the pieces of a hidden puzzle? 1950s Dublin, in a lock-up garage in the city, the body of a young woman is discovered, an apparent suicide. But pathologist Dr Quirke and Detective Inspector Strafford soon suspect foul play. The victim's sister, a newspaper reporter from London, returns to Dublin to join the two men in their quest to uncover the truth. But, as they explore her links to a wealthy German family in County Wicklow, and to investigative work she may have been doing in Israel, they are confronted with an ever-deepening mystery. With relations between the two men increasingly strained, and their investigation taking them back to the final days of the Second World War, can they join the pieces of a hidden puzzle?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Banville, John<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Faber, [2024]<br />341 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Strafford & Quirke mystery<br /><br />Mearns Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4063840<br />Peterhead Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4063839<br /> The excitements / CJ Wray. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640188&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Meet the Williamson sisters, Britain's most treasured World War II veterans. Now in their 90s, Josephine and Penny are in demand at commemorative events. Despite their age, they're in great form - sprightly and sparky, and always in search of their next 'excitement'. This time it's a trip to Paris to receive the Légion d'honneur, accompanied by their devoted great-nephew, Archie. Keen historian Archie believes his great aunts had minor roles in the Women's Royal Navy and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, but that's only half the story. There's a reason sweet Auntie Penny can dispatch a would-be mugger with a brolly. This trip to Paris is not what it seems either. Scandal and crime have quietly trailed the sisters since the war. Now armed with new information about an old adversary, these much decorated veterans intend to settle scores, avenge lost friends, and pull off one last heist. Meet the Williamson sisters, Britain's most treasured World War II veterans. Now in their 90s, Josephine and Penny are in demand at commemorative events. Despite their age, they're in great form - sprightly and sparky, and always in search of their next 'excitement'. This time it's a trip to Paris to receive the Légion d'honneur, accompanied by their devoted great-nephew, Archie. Keen historian Archie believes his great aunts had minor roles in the Women's Royal Navy and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, but that's only half the story. There's a reason sweet Auntie Penny can dispatch a would-be mugger with a brolly. This trip to Paris is not what it seems either. Scandal and crime have quietly trailed the sisters since the war. Now armed with new information about an old adversary, these much decorated veterans intend to settle scores, avenge lost friends, and pull off one last heist.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Wray, C. J.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orion Books, 2024.<br />345 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - In-transit from Ellon Library to Inverurie Library (Set: 09 May 2024) - 4063996<br /> The longest goodbye / Mari Hannah. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640190&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Three years ago police officer Georgina Ioannau was murdered, her killers never brought to justice. Now the prime suspects have been shot dead within hours of their return to the UK. Has someone finally taken the law into their own hands? Seeking out the truth will force Kate Daniels to confront her own past mistakes, and put her career, and her team's lives, on the line. Three years ago police officer Georgina Ioannau was murdered, her killers never brought to justice. Now the prime suspects have been shot dead within hours of their return to the UK. Has someone finally taken the law into their own hands? Seeking out the truth will force Kate Daniels to confront her own past mistakes, and put her career, and her team's lives, on the line.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hannah, Mari<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Orion, 2024.<br />437 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Kate Daniels novel<br />A Kate Daniels novel ; 9<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4063892<br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - In-transit from Aboyne Library to Fraserburgh Library (Set: 13 May 2024) - 4063894<br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 30 May 2024 - 4063893<br />Newmachar Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Available - 4063891<br />Portsoy Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Available - 4063895<br />Westhill Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Available - 4063896<br /> The last dance / Mark Billingham. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640214&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 A double murder in a seaside hotel sees a grieving Miller return to work to solve what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Just why were two completely unconnected men taken out? Despite a somewhat dubious relationship with both reality and his new partner, can the eccentric, offbeat Miller find answers where his colleagues have found only an impossible puzzle? A double murder in a seaside hotel sees a grieving Miller return to work to solve what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Just why were two completely unconnected men taken out? Despite a somewhat dubious relationship with both reality and his new partner, can the eccentric, offbeat Miller find answers where his colleagues have found only an impossible puzzle?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Billingham, Mark<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Sphere, 2024.<br />390 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Detective Miller<br />DS Miller series<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">7 reserves</span><br /><br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - In-transit from Fraserburgh Library to Inverurie Library (Set: 16 May 2024) - 2157722<br />Oldmeldrum Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - In-transit from Oldmeldrum Library to Fraserburgh Library (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4063813<br />Turriff Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4063812<br /> Standing in the shadows / Peter Robinson. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640274&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Late November, 1980. English student Nick Hartley returns from a lecture to find his house full of police. He soon discovers that his ex-girlfriend has been found murdered in a nearby park, and her new boyfriend is missing. Nick quickly realises he is a suspect as he has no convincing alibi, but Nick has his own suspicions. Meanwhile, in late November 2019, an archeological dig near Scotch Corner unearths a skeleton that turns out to be far more recent than the Roman remains she is looking for. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called in, and the investigation into the find begins. Late November, 1980. English student Nick Hartley returns from a lecture to find his house full of police. He soon discovers that his ex-girlfriend has been found murdered in a nearby park, and her new boyfriend is missing. Nick quickly realises he is a suspect as he has no convincing alibi, but Nick has his own suspicions. Meanwhile, in late November 2019, an archeological dig near Scotch Corner unearths a skeleton that turns out to be far more recent than the Roman remains she is looking for. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are called in, and the investigation into the find begins.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Robinson, Peter, 1950-2022<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder, 2024.<br />359 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Inspector Banks novels<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">5 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 01 Jun 2024 - 2159921<br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Onloan - Due: 01 Jun 2024 - 2159931<br /> The trials of Marjorie Crowe / C.S. Robertson. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640276&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Marjorie Crowe lives in a cottage on the edge of the village. With her few friends long gone, she's regressed into a quiet, almost mute, world of her own. Her daily strolls are the stuff of local legend. Twice a day, at the same time and the same pace each day, she walks. The locals can set their watches by her. She even goes in one door of the local pub and out the other, as if it isn't there. When Marjorie is seven minutes late walking through the back door of The Foresters Arms, it's noticed. That's the same day that 11-year-old Charlie McKee disappears. That's the day everyone wants to know what Marjorie knows. Marjorie Crowe lives in a cottage on the edge of the village. With her few friends long gone, she's regressed into a quiet, almost mute, world of her own. Her daily strolls are the stuff of local legend. Twice a day, at the same time and the same pace each day, she walks. The locals can set their watches by her. She even goes in one door of the local pub and out the other, as if it isn't there. When Marjorie is seven minutes late walking through the back door of The Foresters Arms, it's noticed. That's the same day that 11-year-old Charlie McKee disappears. That's the day everyone wants to know what Marjorie knows.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Robertson, C. S.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />311 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - In-transit from Banchory Library to Mearns Library (Set: 18 May 2024) - 4063797<br />Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Mintlaw Library @ MACBI - 4063796<br /> The last word / Elly Griffiths. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640281&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Natalka and Edwin, whom we met in 'The Postscript Murders', are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy case such as murder to come the agency's way. Natalka is now living with dreamer, Benedict. But her Ukrainian mother Valentyna has joined them from her war-torn country and three's a crowd. To add to Natalka's irritation, Benedict and her mother get on brilliantly. Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there's a link to the writer of Melody's obituary who pre-deceased his subject. The trail leads Benedict and Edwin to a slightly sinister writers' retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words. Natalka and Edwin, whom we met in 'The Postscript Murders', are running a detective agency in Shoreham, Sussex. Despite a steady stream of minor cases, Natalka is frustrated, longing for a big juicy case such as murder to come the agency's way. Natalka is now living with dreamer, Benedict. But her Ukrainian mother Valentyna has joined them from her war-torn country and three's a crowd. To add to Natalka's irritation, Benedict and her mother get on brilliantly. Then a murder case turns up. Local writer, Melody Chambers, is found dead and her family are convinced it is murder. Edwin, a big fan of the obit pages, thinks there's a link to the writer of Melody's obituary who pre-deceased his subject. The trail leads Benedict and Edwin to a slightly sinister writers' retreat. When another writer is found dead, Edwin thinks that the clue lies in the words.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Griffiths, Elly<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Quercus, 2024.<br />338 pages ; 24 cm<br />Harbinder Kaur<br />Harbinder Kaur ; 4<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">19 reserves</span><br /><br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 29 May 2024 - 4064198<br />Kemnay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4064200<br />Kintore Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4064201<br />Mearns Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - On reserve shelf at Mearns Library - 4064199<br /> The detective / Ajay Chowdhury. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640292&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When a tech entrepreneur from Shoreditch is found dead in a construction site, along with three skeletons which are discovered to be over a hundred years old, Detective Kamil Rahman sets out to prove himself on his first case for the Met Police. When a tech entrepreneur from Shoreditch is found dead in a construction site, along with three skeletons which are discovered to be over a hundred years old, Detective Kamil Rahman sets out to prove himself on his first case for the Met Police.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Chowdhury, Ajay<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>[London] : Vintage, 2024.<br />405 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Detective Kamil Rahman mystery<br /><br />Ballater Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS Pbk - Available - 4063858<br /> Talking with psychopaths and savages : guilty but insane : a chilling study of serial killers' minds / Christopher Berry-Dee. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640328&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 This title presents a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others (spree killers), or who set out to do so in specific places or situations (mass killers). Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer). This title presents a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others (spree killers), or who set out to do so in specific places or situations (mass killers). Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer).<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Berry-Dee, Christopher<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : John Blake Publishing, 2024.<br />xx, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 364.152 - Available - 4063616<br /> The teacher / Tim Sullivan. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640355&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In a village in South West England, an elderly man is found dead in his home. The angle of his neck says he fell down the stairs. The stab wound on his body tells a different story. In the weeks before his murder, Alistair Moreton changed. He usually kept himself to himself, but people swear there was someone in the house when they checked on him, that there was a reason he wouldn't let them inside. Moreton made people's lives a misery, from his neighbours to his ex-pupils. While DS George Cross's list of suspects is long, every victim deserves justice. But in all of Alistair's years, there was something important he never learned: If you go through life making enemies, don't be surprised when they teach you a lesson. In a village in South West England, an elderly man is found dead in his home. The angle of his neck says he fell down the stairs. The stab wound on his body tells a different story. In the weeks before his murder, Alistair Moreton changed. He usually kept himself to himself, but people swear there was someone in the house when they checked on him, that there was a reason he wouldn't let them inside. Moreton made people's lives a misery, from his neighbours to his ex-pupils. While DS George Cross's list of suspects is long, every victim deserves justice. But in all of Alistair's years, there was something important he never learned: If you go through life making enemies, don't be surprised when they teach you a lesson.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sullivan, Tim, 1958-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Head of Zeus, 2024.<br />377 pages ; 24 cm.<br />DS Cross thriller<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 01 Jun 2024 - 4063591<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4063590<br />