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Drawn to puzzles? These books will provide you with a steady stream of who-dun-its for your solving delight. Monthly.

Footsteps behind you... Conspiracy theories... A race against time... Horrific consequences... If you're seeking white knuckles and a racing heart, you've come to the right place. Monthly.


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In Our Collection

Agatha Award (Mystery)

The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery -- books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is generally characterized by mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence; usually featuring an amateur detective, they have a confined setting and characters who know one another.

Anthony Award (Mystery)

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher, one of the founders of Mystery Writers of America.

CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction (Mystery)

The CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction is awarded to outstanding mystery fiction that has been published in the United Kingdom in English.

Edgar Award (Mystery)

The Edgar's (named after Edgar Allan Poe) are given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition of distinguished work in various categories of the mystery genre.

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Recommended Websites

Mysterious Home Page

Cluelass now manages the Mysterious Home Page. There motto is "Just the Links ma'am" and that's what they do best - connect you to the best mystery sites on the web.

Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader is run by the same folks who bring you The Romance Reader. The site is updated often and has an electronic newsletter to keep mystery readers on top of the new titles.

Stop, You're Killing Me!

Stop, You're Killing Me! provides an author and series character index as well as a chronological list of an author's books.

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Related Resources

KCPL Online Book Club

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NoveList Plus K-8

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