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Fingerman, David  
Playing the Hand She's Dealt
Signed by the author on the title page. Louise Miller, an unemployed ex-cop with a gambling problem, arrives home from the casino to find her front door unlocked and a corpse sitting on her sofa. The dead man is Walter Farkos, a man she arrested shortly before resigning from the Minneapolis Police Department, and his killer is out to draw Miller into a sadistic game of cat and mouse.  
Novel, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
L&L Dreamspell - 2011 - ISBN: 1603183353 / 9781603183352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016420 $14.95
Gage, Leighton  
Mario Silva #4: Every Bitter Thing
When the son of Venezuela's foreign minister is found dead in his Brasilia apartment, Chief Inspector Mario Silva is called in to investigate, and discovers a chain of murders, all with the same MO, and all passengers from the same plane flight.  
Novel, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Soho Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 1569479984 / 9781569479988  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015529 $14.00
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #49: The Shadow Laughs / Voice of Death
The Shadow Laughs: The Shadow teams with Secret Service agent Vic Marquette to investigate a far-reaching counterfeiting ring.

Voice of Death: How can The Shadow prove that an innocent man is not a murderer when witnesses have identified the accused?  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1931 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1608770532 / 9781608770533  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016043 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore / Elliott, Bruce)  
Shadow #50: The Man from Shanghai / The Golden Dog Murders / Jabberwocky Thrust
The Man from Shanghai: The Man from Shanghai is caught in the deadly web of a murderous mastermind and his spidery Mongol assassin.

The Golden Dog Murders: Blood sapphires drip a deadly trail across New York City.

Jabberwocky Thrust: Lamont Cranston and Inspector Joe Cardona go undercover as Tweedledee and Tweedledum to investigate murders at an Alice in Wonderland ball.  
Omnibus, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936 / 1938 / 1947)  
Sanctum Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1608770567 / 9781608770564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016044 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #51: The Living Joss / Judge Lawless
Plus Shadow radio script 'Djaruti, Goddess of Death'.

The Living Joss: The Shadow goes undercover in Chinatown to battle one of his deadliest foes, the legendary Oriental demigod known as Kwa.

Judge Lawless: What can prevent a crooked judge from making a mockery of the law? Only The Shadow knows!  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1933 / 1942)  
Sanctum Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1608770583 / 9781608770588  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016045 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #52: The Crime Master / The Fifth Napoleon
The Crime Master: The Shadow wages a deadly chess game with an underworld kingpin whose superbrain rivals his own.

The Fifth Napoleon: The Dark Avenger seeks to unmask the mastermind who commands New York's most powerful crime lords.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1938)  
Sanctum Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1608770591 / 9781608770595  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016046 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #53: Garden of Death / The Vampire Murders
Plus Shadow radio script 'Vampires Prowl the Night' by Gibson Scott Fox.

Garden of Death: The Shadow battles a giant vampire bat and enters a dangerous garden to discover the enigma behind a deadly drug monopoly.

The Vampire Murders: Harry Vincent enters haunted Haldrew Hall to unearth its bloody secret.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1942)  
Sanctum Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1608770613 / 9781608770618  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016047 $14.95
Greenwood, Kerry  
Phryne Fisher #01 / #02 / #03: Introducing the Honorable Phryne Fisher: Cocaine Blues / Flying Too High / Murder on the Ballarat Train
Cocaine Blues: Bored with London society, Phryne returns to her birthplace of Melbourne, Australia, to try her hand at being a private investigator. She soon finds herself embroiled in cases involving poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling, corrupt cops, and communism.

Flying Too High: Phryne's flying skills come in handy when she and her team set out to rescue a child from murderous kidnappers.

Murder on the Ballarat Train: It was meant to be a restful country sojourn, but Phryne's train trip is interrupted, first by a chloroform attack that leaves an old woman dead and her jewelry missing, and then by a young girl who can't remember anything.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Omnibus, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989 / 1990 / 1991)  
Poisoned Pen Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1590589726 / 9781590589724  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015850 $24.95
Greenwood, Kerry  
Phryne Fisher: A Question of Death
Thirteen short stories featuring the intrepid female PI in 1920s Australia, plus recipes and miscellany. Full color illustrations throughout.
    Contents
  • On Phryne Fisher
  • Hotel Splendide
  • The Voice Is Jacob's Voice
  • Marrying the Bookie's Daughter
  • The Vanishing of Jock McHale's Hat
  • Puttin' on the Ritz
  • The Body in the Library
  • The Miracle of St Mungo
  • Overheard on a Balcony
  • The Hours of Juana the Mad
  • Death Shall Be Dead
  • Carnival
  • The Camberwell Wonder
  • Come, Sable Night
  • Glossary
 
Collection, 258 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition (reissued with a new ISBN/price sticker on the back of the dustjacket)  
Poisoned Pen Press - 2011 - ISBN: 159058967X / 9781590589670  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015849 $19.95
Groundwater, Beth  
Claire Hanover #1: A Real Basket Case
In a moment of weakness, forty-something Claire lets her charming aerobics instructor come to her house to give her a massage. When the man is shot and killed in her bedroom and her husband Roger is arrested for murder, Claire is determined to clear his name and save her marriage.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2007 HC  
Midnight Ink - 2011 - ISBN: 0738727016 / 9780738727011  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014132 $14.95
Hart, Carolyn  
Bailey Ruth #3: Ghost in Trouble
Bailey Ruth's latest mission for Heaven's Department of Good Intentions: save the woman who was one of her worst enemies.  
Novel, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Avon - 2011 - ISBN: 0061915025 / 9780061915024  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015174 $7.99
Haynes, Dana  
Crashers #1: Crashers
Investigators must figure out what caused the deliberate crash of a passenger plane near Portland, Oregon; in Los Angeles, a former foreign agent attaches herself to a suspicious group, and learns they are the terrorists responsible.  
Novel, 503 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's - 2011 - ISBN: 0312544154 / 9780312544157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014390 $9.99
Highsmith, Patricia  
Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes
Ten stories of nuclear holocaust, psychotic politicians, plagues of cockroaches, carcinogenic fungi, and roving hordes of the criminally insane - all unfolding amid merrily rendered slaughter and mayhem.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Wells Tower
  • The Mysterious Cemetery
  • Moby Dick II; or The Missile Whale
  • Operation Balsam; or Touch-Me-Not
  • Nabuti: Warm Welcome to a UN Committee
  • Sweet Freedom! And a Picnic on the White House Lawn
  • Trouble at the Jade Towers
  • Rent-a-Womb vs. the Mighty Right
  • No End in Sight
  • Sixtus VI, Pope of the Red Slipper
  • President Buck Jones Rallies and Waves the Flag
 
Collection, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Grove Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0802145639 / 9780802145635  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015307 $14.95
Highsmith, Patricia  
The Tremor of Forgery
1960s: Howard Ingham, in Tunisia to gather material for a film he's writing, becomes concerned when the girlfriend he left behind doesn't answer his increasingly aggravated letters, and the filmmaker who hired him fails to join him. Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, and the beaches and hotels frequented by international tourists, will Ingham's morality survive the withering heat?  
Novel, 289 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1969)  
Grove Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0802145647 / 9780802145642  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015306 $14.95
Hill, Susan  
Simon Serrailler #5: The Shadows in the Street
The Chief Constable calls Serrailler back from sabbatical after two local prostitutes are strangled; unrest grows in the town when the wife of the Dean of St. Michael's Cathedral and a respectable woman on her way to work go missing.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Overlook Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1590206843 / 9781590206843  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014746 $15.00
Hillerman, Tony  
Finding Moon
1975: A phone call tells Moon Mathais that his dead brother's baby daughter - a child Moon never knew existed - is waiting for him in Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, he finds a chilling world of mystery and silence, disguise and deception, but he'll risk everything for the child's sake.  
Novel, 386 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0062068431 / 9780062068439  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015180 $9.99
Hillerman, Tony  
The Fly on the Wall
Ace reporter John Cotton finds his best friend's corpse sprawled in the central rotunda of the US Capitol. Suddenly Cotton knows too much about a scandal involving a senatorial candidate, a million-dollar scam, and a murder. And powerful people are willing to kill him to keep their secrets hidden.  
Novel, 307 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1971)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 006206844X / 9780062068446  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015181 $9.99
Hillerman, Tony  
Leaphorn & Chee #05: The Dark Wind
A corpse with its palms and soles removed after death is the first of a string of disturbing occurrences: a nighttime plane crash, a vanished shipment of cocaine, and an attack on a windmill. Navajo Tribal Police sergeant Jim Chee must deal with an ill wind caused by Navajo sorcery and white man's greed.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1982)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0062018027 / 9780062018021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015177 $9.99
Hillerman, Tony  
Leaphorn & Chee #07: Skinwalkers
When three shotgun blasts rip through Jim Chee's trailer, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn wonders why Officer Chee was a target, and if there's a connection to a series of murders on the reservation. The investigation leads them to rumors of Navajo witchcraft.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0062018116 / 9780062018113  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015178 $9.99
Hillerman, Tony  
Leaphorn & Chee #16: The Sinister Pig
Sergeant Jim Chee is troubled by a nameless corpse discovered just inside his jurisdiction, especially when the FBI insists on taking over the case. Suspicion of the Feds brings Joe Leaphorn out of retirement, but it's Bernadette Manuelito, now working for the Border Patrol, who uncovers the link to a conspiracy of greed and murder.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 260 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0062018043 / 9780062018045  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015179 $9.99
Hilton, Matt  
Joe Hunter #3: Slash and Burn
Joe is enjoying some much-needed R&R when Kate Piers, the sister of a deceased comrade in arms, approaches him to help find her missing sister Imogen. The search takes them to Imogen's Kentucky hometown, and to Robert Huffman, a local businessman with links to organized crime. He's also looking for Imogen - and kidnaps Kate to act as bait.  
Novel, 389 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061718475 / 9780061718472  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015175 $9.99
Jinks, Catherine  
Cadel Piggott #3: The Genius Wars
Ages 12 and up. Cadel has a new family and a new life - no more hacking, no more false identities, and, most of all, no more Prosper English. But when his best friend Sonja is attacked, it's up to him to figure out who was behind it.  
Novel, 378 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Graphia - 2011 - ISBN: 0547577273 / 9780547577272  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015668 $8.99
Kadare, Ismail  
The Accident
A taxi in Vienna crashes, hurling its two passengers - a man and a woman - from the backseat as it spins through the air. The driver cannot explain why he lost control; he only says that the couple was about to kiss. As the investigation into their deaths deepens, a lonely researcher will uncover a mutually destructive relationship that blurs the line between fact and fiction, fear and desire.  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Grove Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0802145515 / 9780802145512  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015309 $14.00
King, Laurie R. (editor) / Klinger, Leslie S. (editor)  
A Study in Sherlock
Sixteen original stories inspired by the Holmes canon.
    Contents
  • An Introduction == Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
  • You'd Better Go in Disguise == Alan Bradley
  • As to 'An Exact Knowledge of London' == Tony Broadbent
  • The Men with the Twisted Lips == S.J. Rozan
  • The Adventure of the Purloined Paget == Phillip Margolin and Jerry Margolin
  • The Bone-Headed League == Lee Child
  • The Startling Events in the Electrified City == Thomas Perry
  • The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story == Colin Cotterill
  • The Case of Death and Honey == Neil Gaiman
  • A Triumph of Logic == Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon
  • The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes == Laura Lippman
  • The Adventure of the Concert Pianist == Margaret Maron
  • The Shadow Not Cast == Lionel Chetwynd
  • The Eyak Interpreter == Dana Stabenow
  • The Case That Holmes Lost == Charles Todd
  • The Imitator == Jan Burke
  • A Spot of Detection == Jacqueline Winspear
  • A Study in Sherlock: Afterword == A Leslie S. Klinger/Mary Russell Twinterview (with Laurie R. King)


Awards:
♦  The Case of Death and Honey: Finalist for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Short Story

 
Anthology, 385 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Bantam - 2011 - ISBN: 0812982460 / 9780812982466  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015519 $15.00
Koefod, Susan  
Washed Up
When shy eleven-year-old Abatha finds a dead baby on the riverbank, social worker Christine Ivory and detective Arvo Thorson are assigned to the case. They grew up together in the Minnesota town, and have no use for each other, but when a similar cold case comes to light, they must work together to protect Abatha.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
North Star Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0878394427 / 9780878394425  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016153 $14.95


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