October Titles for Adults

Holly’s Pick

Crocodile on the Sandbank: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery
(Book 1)
by Elizabeth Peters
This Victorian-Egyptology-Murder mystery is a pure delight!  Learn a little ancient history, a little Victorian history, and help Amelia solve the murder.  Amelia is on the case of a murder, attempted murder, and blackmail; all while making time for tea and going head-to-head with the irascible know-it-all Egyptologist Emerson.  The story is lighthearted, and you will fall in love with the characters that make this long-running series such a success.

Kortney’s Pick

The Woman in Cabin 10
by Robin Ware
An all-expense paid Norwegian cruise is the eerie setting for this mystery as a travel writer's big break turns into a nightmare. Was the splash she heard late at night just the ocean's waves or a body being thrown from the boat? The story moves fast, and  you will be guessing about the truth until the very end. 

Laura’s Pick

The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
A woman becomes emotionally caught up in a murder investigation.  This mystery thriller is a great whodunit read, packed with plot twists that will keep you turning the pages.

Nancy’s Pick

Newcomer: A Mystery
by Keigo Higashino
Higashino is a best-selling novelist in Japan, and his mysteries are intricately woven and thought-provoking. This is the second about Detective Kyochiro Kaga of the Tokyo P.D.

Sarah’s Pick

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
by Joanne Fluke
During the grand opening of a hotel, a lady falls off the hotel rooftop garden. Did she jump or was she pushed? As police investigate, all they have for evidence is a red velvet cupcake that the victim ate right before her fall.

Sharon’s Pick

Where the Crawdads Sing 
by Delia Owens
This mystery is set in the beautiful and harsh marsh lands of North Carolina where a girl named Kya lives most of her life. The story includes a possible murder that keeps you guessing until the very end as to "Whodunit."