mystery

Safe Houses cover photo, standing at street level and looking up between two rows of buildings

Safe Houses

Dan Fesperman
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Helen Abell runs four CIA safe houses for the Berlin Station in 1979. While performing routine microphone inspections she captures two important conversations that will change the course of her life. Helen knows her clearance does not allow her to investigate these agents, however a series of events leads her to uncover sinister cover ups within the CIA. In 2014, Helen and her husband are murdered in their Maryland farmhouse by their son. Anna goes home to bury her parents and discover what lead her brother to this horrific act.

https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1109190036_daughter_of_smoke_and_bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor
4
Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Karou is a mysterious girl who fills her sketchbooks with monsters and frequently disappears on vague “errands.” She speaks many languages, including several that are not human, and her hair naturally grows out of her head as bright blue. When she meets Akiva, a star-crossed love is born that unveils secrets of a dark and violent past. Will Karou live to regret discovering the shocking truth about herself?

The writing was mysterious and lovely and I really enjoyed this! Because of how mysterious it is, I'm really glad that I went into it knowing nothing. I was sufficiently confused...

https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1107645036_miss_peregrines_home_for_peculiar_children
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

When Jacob’s grandfather is brutally killed, it sends him to a remote island in Wales to cope with his loss and learn about his grandfather’s childhood there. He soon finds the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. He discovers while exploring the ancient hallways and rooms, that these children might have been dangerous and quarantined in the middle of nowhere for a reason. He also finds that even though they all died when a bomb hit the home during the war, they could impossibly be still alive.

Every so often a book comes along that is pure magic, and...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson
5
Rated by
Amanda C.
Monday, Jul 17, 2017

Mikael Blomkvist is an investigative reporter and co-owner of a magazine, Millennium, in Stockholm, Sweden. A bygone behemoth of Swedish industry hires him to solve the 36-year-old mysterious disappearance of Harriet Vanger. Lisbeth Salander is the 24-year-old genius computer hacker (complete with tattoos, piercings, and black lipstick) who aids Mikael in his search for the answers. In uncovering what happened to Harriet, they discover a much bigger secret in Sweden.

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library

Genevieve Cogman
4
Rated by
Josh N.
Friday, Jul 29, 2016

A mysterious, transdimensional library that sends its librarians to alternate Earths to procure rare books? Brilliant! A clever, witty librarian and her new assistant, who is clearly hiding something, sent to find a collection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales? Cool! A steampunk/gaslight fantasy alternate Earth that operates along the lines of narrative drama and comes complete with sharp-as-tacks consulting detective and a host of conspiratorial secret societies? Wonderful! Faeries, dragons, and weird magic? Fantastic!