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Adult Mystery Books
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Romance novels and books that make you crack up are always fun, but sometimes you want to hunker down with a thrilling read that leaves you on the edge of your seat. If you were a regular Harriet the Spy as a kid, dust off your trusty notebook, polish up the old magnifying glass, and get back in the game with the best mystery books for adults. With this solid selection of classics, plus a few you may have seen on the big screen, any one of these books will make you feel like Sherlock Holmes himself. Whether you favorite the Stephen King-esque thriller novel side of the shelf, or prefer your crime books with a little girl power, there's bound to be something on this list to tip off your inner investigator.
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To learn more about crime fiction, and readers advisory as it applies to crime fiction, check out Springfield MA City Library's excellent Murder in the Stacks: Reader's Advisory for Mystery and Detective Fiction for an outline of the history of the mystery. Note that detectives and amateur sleuths are all lumped together on this list. Amateur Sleuths Overbooked : Author, title, publication info, and summary for 7 titles, all with starred reviews from reviewing journals. Amateur Sleuths Reader's Advice : 'Mysteries featuring detectives who are not professionals.
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