Reading Lists: Adults

Many of these authors have written other mysteries or series. Click on the author name to explore other works by the same writer. Enjoy these selections of detectives, intentional or accidental, and . . . don't peek at the endings!

Do you think you know what makes villains tick? Do they do evil just because they're bad? These books take a look inside bad guys, real and fictional, and will make you rethink those stories you thought you knew.

Donna Tartt's anxiously awaited book The Goldfinch centers on a pivotal moment in Theo Decker's life - a moment when tragedy and confusion cause him to take an action that will reverberate throughout his life. While you wait for your copy, take a look at these titles that explore the themes of fate, connection, and family.