5 YA and Adult Mysteries Released in August!

Get out your magnifying glass, start working those little grey cells and put on your deerstalker cap because the season of mysteries is back and it’s time to solve crime….

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Who doesn’t like a good mystery? Don’t answer that, because many people probably don’t, but I LOVE mystery novels. With August almost through, here are some of the month’s buzz-worthy mystery releases, including one from the YA Queen of Teen Crime!

Nothing More To Tell by Karen M. McManus


Nothing More To Tell is McManus’ sixth book and was released on August 30, 2022. It tells the story of Brynn and Tripp, two former students at Saint Ambrose School and ex-best friends. Brynn is determined to uncover the mystery of who murdered her favorite teacher, Mr. Larkin, who has been dead for four years. Tripp was one of the students who found Mr. Larkin…and he lied about what he witnessed that night, preventing two other students from going to jail, but what really happened? Four years ago, someone got away with murder. The most terrifying part is that they never left.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


The Final Gambit is the third and final book of the Inheritance Games series, a trilogy about Avery Kylie Grambs and the Hawthorne boys. In the first book, Avery learns that an eccentric billionaire whom she never knew has died and named her the largest beneficiary to his massive estate. The only catch is that she must move to his sprawling home with the extended family that he has just disinherited, including his four charming, mysterious, and handsome grandsons. In this final book, readers go to Hawthorne House for the last time, along with a mysterious visitor who needs Avery’s help. The last puzzle is finally to be uncovered, but there is no other option for Avery than to win.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith


The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Ink Black Heart, tells the story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott as they try to discover who murdered Edie Ledwell, the co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart. Prior to her death, Edie went to Robin and Strike for help, only to be turned away. Guilty of not having helped Edie earlier, Strike and Robin investigate her murder, only to be confronted with their most confusing puzzle yet….

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers


This stunning debut novel comes from Ashley Flower, the host of the #1 true crime podcast “Crime Junkie.” The story follows journalist, Margot Davies, who uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbour – January Jones – and the disappearance of another girl – Natalie Clark – under eerily similar circumstances, twenty years later. Twisty, chilling, and intense, All Good People Here is a terrifying and searing mystery that asks: What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is watching?

22 Seconds by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro


22 seconds, the latest book in the Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson, tells the story of Lindsay Boxer, SFPD sergeant, who has 22 seconds until she loses her badge…or her life. News is booming about a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can do anything about it, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Unfortunately, a series of cop bodies are found, all with the same warning scrawled on them: You talk, you die. And now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose.

Can you beat the detective to solve these crimes? Well, the time has come to try…. Until you can get your hands on these mysteries of the month, check out these other mystery recommendations, and remember this: the best mysteries are the ones that keep you guessing. If you beat the detective through all the twists and turns, the author of the book has lost. If the detective beats you, then the author has won. There are always games to play….