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Bywaters, Grant

Summary: "Newly-minted private investigator William Fletcher is having trouble finding clientele. He's not the only man out of work [during the Depression], but his past as a former heavyweight contender with a few shady connections--not to mention the color of his skin in race-obsessed New Orleans--isn't helping lure clients to his door. Stuck without any viable alternative, he takes a case from an old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BYW

Mosley, Walter

Summary: After serving time in Rikers Island solitary for assault, Joe King Oliver, who is an ex-NYPD investigator working as a private detective, receives a note from a woman who admits she was paid to frame him, compelling him to investigate.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOS

Locke, Attica

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOC

Johnson, Varian

Summary: "When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC JOH

Johnson, Varian

Summary: Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC JOH

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC JOH

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Leonid McGill, a New York City private detective, tries to put his past life behind him. But it's not that easy when someone like Tony "The Suit" Towers expects you to do a job; when an Albany PI hires you to track down four men known only by their youthful street names; and when your 16-year-old son, Twill, is getting in over his head with a suicidal girl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: Set on a Louisiana sugar can plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: A beautiful young woman walks into PI Leonid McGill's office with a stack of cash. She's an artist, she tells Leonid, who's escaped poverty via marriage to a rich collector. A rich collector with two ex-wives whose deaths are shrouded in mystery. She says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Will sorting out the woman's crooked tale bring Leonid straight to death's door?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY MOS

Patterson, James

Summary: The toughest cases are the ones that hit close to home.When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.Chasing a ghost he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Patterson 2015

Giles, L. R. (Lamar R.)

Summary: When DJ ParSec (Paris Secord), rising star of the local music scene, is found dead over her turntables, the two girls who found her, Kya (her pre-fame best friend) and Fuse (her current chief groupie) are torn between grief for Paris and hatred for each other--but when the lack of obvious suspects stalls the investigation, and the police seem to lose interest, despite pressure from social media...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GIL