Tournament of Mystery: Round 1 Winners

Cover of "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest"

Newton Public Library’s Instagram and Facebook followers have voted, and the results are in: These 16 mystery novels have survived Round 1 of the 2021 Tournament of Mystery!

Want to vote on which books will move on to the final eight? Follow Newton Public Library on Facebook and/or Instagram, then look for the Library’s posts in the “Stories” section on your mobile app or on the desktop site. You’ll be able to vote on head-to-head matchups as we post them.

Without further ado, here are the Round 1 survivors. All are available to borrow: Search for them in the online catalog, call 316-283-2890, or email to request them!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson.

The Mangle Street Murders, by M.R.C. Kasasian.

Memory Man, by David Baldacci.

The Bone Collector, by Jeffery Deaver.

Conviction, by Denise Mina.

IQ, by Joe Ide.

The Black Country, by Alex Grecian.

Still Life by Louise Penny.

A is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton.

Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie.

Desert Heat, by J.A. Jance.

The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry.

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.

Tell No One, by Harlan Coben.

The Cutting Season, by Attica Locke.

Naked in Death, by J.D. Robb.