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Maron, Margaret  
Deborah Knott #16: Christmas Mourning
When a young cheerleader dies in a car crash, her rural North Carolina community is devastated. Deputy Bryant soon learns her death was not an accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Deborah can uncover what really happened.  
Novel, 297 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Grand Central - 2011 - ISBN: 0446555797 / 9780446555791  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015328 $7.99
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Karen Pirie #1: A Darker Domain
Fife, Scotland: Cold Case Review Team head Karen Pirie investigates two 1980s cases: a missing strikebreaker and the death of a kidnapped heiress.  
Novel, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061688991 / 9780061688997  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016084 $14.99
Meade, Amy Patricia  
Pret' Near Perfect #1: Well-Offed in Vermont
Having just moved from Manhattan to Vermont, Stella and Nick find a dead man in their well, and set out to question the quirky locals. They just might be able to help Sheriff Mills solve a murder.  
Novel, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2011 - ISBN: 0738725900 / 9780738725901  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014133 $14.95
Mulligan, Andy  
Trash
Ages 12 and up. In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three boys make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, they find something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that they decide to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. They'll need all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers, solve a mystery, and right a terrible wrong.  
Novel, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Ember - 2011 - ISBN: 0385752164 / 9780385752169  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015572 $8.99
Newman, Kim  
Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles
Meet the twisted evil twins of Holmes and Watson: Professor James Moriarty - wily, fiercely intelligent, unpredictable; and Colonel Sebastian 'Basher' Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike, and unraveling mysteries for their own gain.  
Novel, 478 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2011 - ISBN: 0857682830 / 9780857682833  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015543 $14.95
Oates, Joyce Carol (editor)  
New Jersey Noir
Nineteen original stories set in New Jersey.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Inner-City New Jersey
  • Live for Today == S.A. Solomon
  • Soul Anatomy == Lou Manfredo
  • New Day Newark == S.J. Rozan
  • Newark Black: 1940-1954 == C.K. Williams
    Part II: Romance & Nostalgia
  • Lola == Jonathan Santlofer
  • The Enigma of Grover's Mill == Bradford Morrow
  • Broken Glass == Gerald Stern
  • Wunderlich == Sheila Kohler
  • Atlantis == Richard Burgin
  • August: Feeding Frenzy == Alicia Ostriker
    Part III: Commerce & Retribution
  • A Bag for Nicholas == Hirsh Sawhney
  • Glass Eels == Jeffrey Ford
  • Meadowlands Spike == Barry N. Malzberg and BIll Pronzini
  • Kettle Run == Robert Arellano
  • Noir, NJ == Paul Muldoon
    Part IV: Garden State Underground
  • Too Near Real == Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Excavation == Edmund White and Michael Carroll
  • Long Brand Underground == Robert Pinsky
  • Run Kiss Daddy == Joyce Carol Oates
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 274 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic Books - 2011 - ISBN: 1617750263 / 9781617750267  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014943 $15.95
Parker, Ann  
Silver Rush #4: Mercury's Rise
1880: Tuberculosis victims are flocking to the health resort of Manitou, Colorado. But Inez Stannert is headed there to reunite with her son and her sister. On the stagecoach, East Coast businessman Edward Pace dies mysteriously. His widow begs Inez to make inquiries into his untimely death.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
♦  Winner of the 2012 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery

 
Novel, 364 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1590589637 / 9781590589632  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015853 $14.95
Penzler, Otto (editor)  
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop
Seventeen stories with a holiday theme, each previously published only as a limited-edition chapbook.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Otto Penzler
  • Give Till It Hurts == Donald E. Westlake
  • Schemes and Variations == George Baxt
  • The Theft of the Rusty Bookmark == Edward D. Hoch
  • Murder for Dummies == Ron Goulart
  • As Dark as Christmas Gets == Lawrence Block
  • The Holiday Fairy == Jeremiah Healy
  • I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus == Ed McBain
  • The Grift of the Magi == S.J. Rozan
  • My Object All Sublime == Anne Perry
  • Christmas Spirit == Michael Malone
  • The Lesson of the Season == Thomas H. Cook
  • Yule Be Sorry == Lisa Michelle Atkinson
  • The Long Winter's Nap == Rupert Holmes
  • Cold Reading == Charles Ardai
  • The Killer Christian == Andrew Klavan
  • The 74th Tale == Jonathan Santlofer
  • What's in a Name? == Mary Higgins Clark
 
Anthology, 257 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Vanguard Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1593156774 / 9781593156770  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014438 $14.99
Perry, Anne  
Christmas #07 / #08: A Christmas Vigil: A Christmas Promise / A Christmas Odyssey
A Christmas Promise: London, 1895: Thirteen-year-old Gracie and eight-year-old Minnie team up to solve the murder of Minnie's uncle and find her family's missing donkey.

A Christmas Odyssey: An old friend's son has vanished into a sensation-obsessed underworld; Henry Rathbone searches for him, with unexpected help from Squeaky, who works in Hester Monk's medical clinic, and Crow, a doctor who works in the slums of Victorian London.  
Omnibus, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 / 2010 HCs  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345524918 / 9780345524911  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015518 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #08: Cardington Crescent
When womanizing aristocrat George March is found dead over his morning coffee, his family decides to deal with the scandal as discreetly and quickly as possible: they accuse March's wife Emily of the murder. Emily's sister Charlotte and her husband, Inspector Thomas Pitt, take on the seemingly irreproachable March clan, and uncover a web of corruption and depravity that leads from the elegant town house to the slums of Victorian London - and to yet another murder.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514076 / 9780345514073  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016385 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #09: Silence in Hanover Close
Asked to conduct a discreet investigation into the unsolved murder of a diplomat, Inspector Thomas Pitt is all too aware that his superiors simply want things smoothed over. It's up to Pitt's wellborn wife Charlotte and her sister Emily to garner information from the man's high society family. Privy to conversations that would never reach the ears of a policeman, they find a secret so shocking it will lead to more deaths - including, quite possibly, Pitt's own.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523733 / 9780345523730  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016386 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #10: Bethlehem Road
Sir Lockwood Hamilton, the kindest of family men and most conscientious member of Parliament, is elegantly attired, tied to the lamppost on Westminster Bridge, and quite dead, his throat cut. Before Inspector Thomas Pitt can even speculate on the reasons, a colleague of Sir Lockwood's meets the same fate in the same spot. Charlotte Pitt scouts society's drawing rooms for clues to these appalling crimes.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514114 / 9780345514110  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016387 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #11: Highgate Rise
Arson results in a woman's death in a quiet London suburb. But was she the intended victim, or was her husband? Or did he set the blaze himself to inherit her fortune? With clues scarce, Inspector Thomas Pitt turns to the woman's distinguished relatives, hoping for answers. Meanwhile, Charlotte retraces the dangerous path the woman walked in the last months of her life, and finds a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centers of power.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523768 / 9780345523761  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016388 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #14: The Hyde Park Headsman
Gruesome beheadings in Hyde Park have London in a state of terror, and if newly promoted Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt can't apprehend the perpetrator quickly, he may find himself out of a job.  
Novel, 392 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514157 / 9780345514158  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016389 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #16: Pentecost Alley
When evidence appears to implicate a young diplomat in a prostitute's murder, the young man's immensely powerful father makes it clear that Superintendent Thomas Pitt is to arrest someone else for the murder. But Pitt stubbornly pursues an investigation full of twists and turns. Is the young man guilty, or is he being framed?  
Novel, 405 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 034551419X / 9780345514196  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016390 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #17: Ashworth Hall
A meeting is arranged between Protestant and Catholic factions to discuss Irish Home Rule, but the negotiations seem doomed after the government official moderating the meeting is murdered. Unless Superintendent Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte can root out the truth, Ireland may collapse into civil war.  
Novel, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514211 / 9780345514219  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016391 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #19: Bedford Square
Although General Balantyne denies all knowledge of the shabbily dressed victim who has been murdered on his doorstep, Superintendent Thomas Pitt finds a rare snuffbox, last seen in the general's study, in the dead man's pocket. The superintendent must tread lightly, however, lest his investigation trigger a tragedy.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 034552375X / 9780345523754  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016392 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #23: Seven Dials
Thomas Pitt of Her Majesty's Special Branch is summoned to a mansion, where the body of a junior diplomat lies huddled in a wheelbarrow. Nearby stands the tenant of the house, a beautiful Egyptian woman, now prime suspect in the murder. Pitt's orders are to protect at all costs the good name of the third person in the garden: a senior cabinet minister, rumored to be the woman's lover, who insists she is innocent. Pitt's search for the truth takes him from Egyptian cotton fields to a London slum, and ultimately to a packed London courtroom.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523717 / 9780345523716  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016393 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #24: Long Spoon Lane
After an anarchist attack, two of the culprits are captured and the leader is shot . . . but by whom? As Thomas Pitt of the Special Branch delves into the case, clues suggest that the mastermind was Inspector Wetron, the shadowy leader of the Inner Circle, who is using his influence with the press to stir up fear, and to rush a bill through Parliament that would severely curtail civil liberties. To defeat Wetron, Pitt must ally with his old enemy Sir Charles Voisey.  
Novel, 323 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523725 / 9780345523723  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016394 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #25: Buckingham Palace Gardens
When a female guest turns up dead following the Prince of Wales' party, Thomas Pitt's discreet investigation is complicated by Victorian politics, hidden rivalries, and high-stakes financial rewards.  
Novel, 312 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523695 / 9780345523693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016395 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
William Monk #09: A Breach of Promise (UK title: Whited Sepulchres)
In a sensational breach-of-promise case, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter Zillah. The defendant is young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he cannot marry her. Baffled by his client's refusal, barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone turns to detective William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly ends, in an outcome that no one - except a ruthless murderer - could have foreseen.  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523741 / 9780345523747  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016383 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
William Monk #15: Dark Assassin
Police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the Thames. Accident, suicide, or murder? The woman planned to marry the man who shared her fate, and her father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But after the woman's friends share their suspicions, Monk and his intrepid wife Hester search for answers to mysteries surrounding all three deaths.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514203 / 9780345514202  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016384 $15.00
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Gideon Crew #1: Gideon's Sword
Rogue operative Gideon Crew is assigned to tail a Chinese scientist and steal the plans for a new weapon of mass destruction. When the scientist is killed and the plans stolen, Gideon follows a trail of clues to an uninhabited island, where he comes face to face with his nemesis - and learns that what he thought was the ultimate weapon is something far more frightening.  
Novel, 380 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Hachette Vision - 2011 - ISBN: 0446564311 / 9780446564311  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015327 $7.99
Rankin, Ian  
Malcolm Fox #1: The Complaints
Nobody likes The Complaints - cops who investigate other cops. It's where Malcolm Fox works. He's a serious man with frustrating problems: a father in a nursing home and a sister who persists in an abusive relationship. Cop Jamie Breck is dirty, but no one can prove it. When Fox is given the case, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks - dangerous knowledge, especially when a vicious murder takes place far too close to home.  
Novel, 438 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Back Bay Books - 2011 - ISBN: 031607876X / 9780316078764  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014981 $15.00
Rice, Craig  
John Malone #01: 8 Faces at 3 (alternate titles: Death at Three / Murder Stops the Clock)
After Holly Inglehart is discovered unconscious, next to the dead body of the aunt who was about to disinherit her for marrying band leader Dick Drayton, it's up to Chicago lawyer John Malone to keep her from going to the chair. Malone teams up with Drayton's press agent Jake Justus and Holly's best friend Helene Brand. But can this trio of wisecracking sleuths find the real killer?  
Novel, 159 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939)  
Rue Morgue - 2011 - ISBN: 1601870620 / 9781601870629  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015081 $14.95


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