Mystery in the NYPL Reader's Den

The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair A Novel By Fforde, Jasper Book - 2003 FIC F and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4

Annotation:A mystery-fantasy-satire in which LiteraTec Thursday Next must rescue Jane Eyre from an evil kidnapper or a literary classic will be forever altered. The first book in the Thursday next series.

Annotation:Discussion led by Elizabeth Waters.

The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon By Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Book - 1930 MYSTERY H

Annotation:The classic hard-boiled detective novel featuring private investigator Sam Spade.

Annotation:Discussion led by Melissa Scheurer.

The Man Who Was Thursday
The Man Who Was Thursday A Nightmare By Chesterton, G. K., 1874-1936 Book - 2001 FIC C All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1

Annotation:A surreal psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London.

Annotation:Discussion led by Thomas Knowlton.

11/22/63 A Novel By King, Stephen, 1947- Book - 2011 FIC K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An alternate history and suspense novel in which a time traveler tries to prevent the assassination of JFK.

Annotation:Discussion led by Jenny Baum.

The House of Silk
The House of Silk A Sherlock Holmes Novel By Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- Book - 2011 MYSTERY H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A retired Dr. Watson takes up his pen to tell the tale of a Holmes case that has remained secret for years. This is the first new Sherlock Holmes novel to receive official authorization from the Conan Doyle estate.

Annotation:Discussion led by Nilda Lopez.

Maisie Dobbs
Maisie Dobbs By Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- Book - 2003 MYSTERY W All copies in use Availability details Holds: 8

Annotation:This historical mystery set in London between the World Wars features a young female sleuth. Maisie Dobbs is a private investigator and psychologist. The first in a series.

Annotation:Discussion led by Lois Moore.

Amberville By Davys, Tim Paperback - 2010 MYSTERY D Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Part crime noir, part allegory, Amberville takes place in Mollisan Town, a dark, seething metropolis. Oh, and all the characters are stuffed animals.

Annotation:Discussion led by Jenny Baum.

The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind By Ruiz Zafɦn, Carlos, 1964- Book - 2005 FIC R and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5

Annotation:Set in the romantic but turbulent post-war Barcelona in the late 1940s and 50s, it is the story of young Daniel Sempere, son of a widowed bookseller, who finds a mysterious book by an enigmatic author, Julian Carax.

Annotation:Discussion led by Ursula Murphy.

The White Tiger
The White Tiger A Novel By Adiga, Aravind Book - 2008 FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:The story of a young Indian man named Balram Halwai, who makes it out of the "darkness" by brutally killing his rich master. Winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Annotation:Discussion led by Lynda Perez.

The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale A Novel By Setterfield, Diane Book - 2006 FIC S and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:Margaret Lea has been requested to write the biography of the mysterious and prolific fiction writer, Vida Winter. Margaret is at first hesitant to take on the job, but dark secrets and mysteries are unveiled as the dying Vida Winter reveals her life's story.

Annotation:Discussion led by Kerri Wallace, founder of the Reader's Den.

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Mysteries and suspenseful fiction discussed in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion group. Titles here range from classic hard-boiled noir to literary suspense to novels with fantasy or science fiction elements combined with the mystery. It's never too late to join the discussions and post a comment on one of the books listed, so we've included links back our blogs for each title. Please join in!