Book Picks from Eden Prairie Librarians

Savor the last days of summer with a mystery.

The Dead Lie Down
By Sophie Hannah
Recommended by Ali Turner

This is a psychological suspense murder mystery that takes place in and around London. The slightly twisted boyfriend/girlfriend dynamic might be enjoyed by those who liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


The Lost City of Z: A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
By David Grann
Recommended by John Knauss

The gripping story of author David Grann’s trek through the dense and dangerous Amazon jungle as he retraces the path of explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, whose 1925 expedition for El Dorado was never heard from again.


The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries
By Gyles Brandreth
Recommended by Marni Blomquist

Follow legendary wit Oscar Wilde as he investigates the murder of a young man in 1889 London. Wilde’s friend and Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, helps out. This is a fun history mystery. —Picks courtesy of Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie librarians