Adult Mysteries: 2022 Top Borrowed Books

Updated January 3, 2023
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The Paris apartment : a novel
Foley, Lucy (Novelist)
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Told in rotating points of view, this Tilt-A-Whirl of a novel brims with jangly tension - an undeniably engrossing guessing game."  -- Vogue "[A] clever, cliff-hanger-filled thriller." -- People From the New York...


The recovery agent
Evanovich, Janet
#1 New York Times bestselling author and "thriller master" (Mystery and Suspense Magazine) Janet Evanovich returns with the launch of a "tense, suspenseful, funny, and wise" (Lee Child) series blending wild adventure, hugely appealing characters, and pitch-perfect humor. ...


Where the crawdads sing
Owens, Delia
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON--NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! More than 18 million copies sold worldwide A Reese's Book Club Pick A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade  "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't...


One step too far : a novel
Gardner, Lisa
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a chilling thriller about a young man gone missing in the wilderness of Wyoming . . . and the secrets uncovered by the desperate effort to find him   Timothy O'Day knew the woods. Yet when he disappeared on the...


The it girl
Ware, Ruth
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the "claustrophobic spine-tingler" (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend's murder...


The hidden one
Castillo, Linda
The discovery of an Amish bishop's remains leads chief of police Kate Burkholder to unearth a chilling secret in The Hidden One, a new thriller from bestselling author Linda Castillo. Over a decade ago, beloved Amish bishop Ananias Stoltzfus disappeared without a trace....

#7 (tied)

The match
Coben, Harlan 1962-
A shocking genetic match exposes a family's darkest secret in this gripping thriller from the creator of the #1 hit Netflix series Stay Close. After months away, Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains in the wake of a failed bid at domesticity that confirms what he's...

#7 (tied)

The investigator
Sandford, John 1944 February 23-
Letty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from #1 bestselling author John Sandford.   "Sandford fans rejoice! Davenport next generation has arrived and Letty is exactly the kind of...


Big sky
Atkinson, Kate
Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies. Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at...

#9 (tie)

The killings at Kingfisher Hill
Hannah, Sophie 1971-
Named a New York Times Best Book to Give The world's greatest detective, Hercule Poirot--legendary star of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile--returns to solve a delectably twisty mystery in this "masterful and multi-layered puzzle...adding a new dimension...

#9 (tie)

The maid : a novel
Prose, Nita
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * "A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center" (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.   FINALIST FOR...


Game on tempting twenty-eight
Evanovich, Janet

#9 (tie)

What happened to the Bennetts
Scottoline, Lisa
From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel. Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same. Now you have to choose between law...and justice.      Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns...

#9 (tie)

What Rose forgot
Barr, Nevada
* POPSUGAR's "New Thrillers That Should Be on Your Radar This Year" *'s "12 New September Books Worth Canceling Plans For" In New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr's gripping standalone, a grandmother in her sixties emerges from a mental fog to find...

#10 (tie)

The long call
Cleeves, Ann
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! NOW A BRITBOX SERIES STARRING BEN ALDRIDGE AND PEARL MACKIE The Long Call from Ann Cleeves--bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows-...

#10 (tie)

A dangerous collaboration
Raybourn, Deanna
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Veronica Speedwell MysteryLured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by the brother of her colleague, Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm...

#10 (tie)

A murderous relation
Raybourn, Deanna
Veronica Speedwell and her historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Someone has bought an expensive jewel for the portieres of London's most expensive club, a gift that's traced to Prince Albert Victor....

#10 (tie)

The book of cold cases
St. James, Simone
In 1977, Claire Lake was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect, but she was acquitted. In 2017, Shea Collins runs a true crime website, a passion fuelled by the attempted...

#10 (tie)

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