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READING - Mysteries & More: Home

Looking for a good mystery or Halloween reads? (Collaborator & contributor to this guide, Kimberly Bullock, Anna Murphy)

Welcome to the Wild World of Mystery Books!

Whether you love to read books that keep on the edge or your seat, or make you want to curl up under the covers, this guide is for you.

From historical mysteries to paranormal thrillers, there's something for everyone here!

All of the books (and more!) in this guide can be found in the library.

Browse this guide or visit the library's collection, and ask your librarians for additional suggestions!   

A mysterious and shadowy forest
Image credit: "Tree Tunnel" by Johannes Plenio on 

Checking Out eBooks

Many of the titles featured on this guide are available as eBooks that you can borrow anytime, anywhere. Find them in Sora!

Go to the  Sora help guide to get started borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from BC's OverDrive collection and to learn how to get the most out of your reading experience.

Say What?

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
-Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles


“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
-Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express


“Unexplained noises are best left unexplained.”
-John Bellairs, The Face in the Frost


“Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more.”
-Carolyn Keene, Nancy's Mysterious Letter


What's Your Favorite Type of Scary Read?

What's Your Favorite Type of Scary Read?
Realistic, but spooky, tale!: 0 votes (0%)
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One where there is blood and guts!: 0 votes (0%)
A historical page-turner with lots of clues!: 1 votes (50%)
All of the above!: 1 votes (50%)
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