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Blog: Mysteries and Thrillers

9 Books to Read If You Like Better Call Saul

The Breaking Bad saga is wrapping up with the final season of Better Call Saul. If you're looking to recapture the edge of your seat twists and turns that show provides, these are the books for you.

Children’s Library & Teen Recommends – Summer 2021

Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!

Novel Novellas Round 2

Here’s a second list of some of my favorite books that are just a little out there, and under 200 pages long.

Mystery Resources for 4-8 Graders

Are you wishing your middle grade reader is into Nancy Drew or the Boxcar Children as much as you were (or are)?! Check out this list of middle grade novels with a tried and

Novel Novellas

Here's a list of fiction books that are just a little out there, and under 200 pages long.

The Spy Who Wrote a Whole Lot of Books

Acclaimed spy novelist John le Carré recently died, leaving some readers nostalgic for his deftly plotted, character-centered espionage yarns and others realizing they've never read a John le Carré book. Time to fix that.

Winter Chills

These horror/ thriller books are sure to send shivers down your spine this Winter. Check them out – at your own risk!

Which Witch Book?

Which Witch Book Should You Read? Here is an assemblage of 12 (because 13 would be unlucky) Witchy books to enthrall you this October.

Get Your Spooky On

Ditch some of that screen time with these Spooktacular Halloween festivity books!

Curating a Nancy Drew Collection

Editor's note: This guest post is by Jennifer Fisher, who contributed the Jennifer Fisher Nancy Drew Collection to Main Library. It was originally published on Fisher’s blog, and is reposted with her permission. The

Travel via Mystery Novels

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

10 Fantastic Sherlockian Novels

Fans of the television series Sherlock will love these modern stories featuring the infamous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

Oh, The Horror!

If you’re looking for a good scare and want to get into the festive spirit of the season, do as I do: watch horror during the weeks leading up to Halloween (AKA Rocktober). Watch at your own discretion!

Haunted House Histories

If you'd like to put together your house's history, put on your detective hat and visit us in the Local History and Genealogy Department at Main Library!

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: True Crime Time

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

Death in the National Parks

National Parks offer some of the most gorgeous and serene landscapes in all of America, but don’t be fooled, these areas are essentially death traps for the ill prepared. Read on to explore my fascination with demise in the National Parks.

Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

We're back! This time, we're obsessing over what we consider the best "summer reads" around. Read on for our lightly-edited-for-clarity conversation about what titles we think you should plop down on a beach with or stay safely-contained within your air-conditioned home with. We don't judge.

Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

Get It, Before It Gets You!

Thirty-one years ago this month, Stephen King’s It made its way to library and bookstore shelves across the globe, and now it's back and on the big screen.

Literary Thrillers

Explore a selection of books filled with danger, action and suspense with an intellectual edge.

All Things Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detectives of all-time. Explore this blog post to learn more about the history and works inspired by the infamous character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Zeal For Zombies

This blog post includes a wide variety of popular books, eBooks, eComics, television shows and movies featuring Zombies that will hopefully satisfy your insatiable appetite for the undead.

Meet the Future Stephen Kings!

Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and Alfred Hitchcock have some new competition. Check out our "Get Your Spooky On" short story contest winners!

I Want It Black

All of us have a darker side that we must answer to, and sometimes it comes through in our need for a good dastardly read. So, if you’re tired of bubble gum and happy endings, read on for a few reads that will further darken that inky place you may need to exhume.

In The Mood For True Crime?

Looking for something creepy to curl up with? Just be warned, even on a bright summer day you might find yourself locking your doors and drawing the shades.

Campfire Stories

Campfires and storytelling go hand in hand. Continue reading to explore a selection of ghost stories, folklore and legends to inspire your next campfire tale.

Hot Titles For Summer And Fall 2016

Here's a look at the hot titles coming out later this year, announced at Book Expo America (BEA), the place to find out about the most anticipated titles for summer and fall.

Psychological Thrillers

Looking for an edge of your seat, nail-biting good read? Check out this blog post to explore the addicting nature of Psychological Thrillers.