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Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #36: Maigret at Picratt's (alternate titles: Maigret and the Strangled Stripper / Maigret in Montmartre)
A dancer at a Montmarte club reports to the police that she heard two men planning to kill a countess. The police ignore her claim - until the dancer is found strangled. To get to the truth, Maigret must dive into the seedy underbelly of Paris.  
Novel, 187 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1951 )  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 024124028X / 9780241240281  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037927 $12.00
Smith, A.J.  
Long War #1: The Black Guard
The Duke of Canarn has been executed by the King's decree, and the city is in chaos, tyrannized by the King's mercenaries. But the Duke's children have escaped their father's fate. As Lord Bromvy turns to the secretive outcasts of the forest for help winning back the city, Lady Bronwyn makes for the sanctuary of the Grass Sea and the warriors of Ranen.  
Novel, 580 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Head of Zeus - 2014 - ISBN: 1781855641 / 9781781855645  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036979 $14.95
Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17: Precious and Grace
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi usually see eye to eye on professional matters, but when a Canadian woman asks for help in recovering memories of her Botswana childhood, differences of opinion arise between the two friends.  
Novel, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Anchor - 2017 - ISBN: 1101972815 / 9781101972816  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037900 $15.00
Steiger, Isabelle  
The Empire's Ghost
Elesthene once spanned a continent, but the empire's rise heralded the death of magic, and it tore itself apart from within. Now Imperator Elgar hopes to recreate the lost empire. There seems little hope of stopping him, but when he presses a band of alley-dwellers into his service, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power.  
Novel, 419 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2017 - ISBN: 1250088488 / 9781250088482  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037116 $25.99
Taylor, Jodi  
St. Mary's #7: Lies, Damned Lies, and History
As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules, but this time she's gone too far, and now everyone is paying the price. Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right?  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2017 - ISBN: 1597808741 / 9781597808743  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037067 $12.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #19: Murder in Morningside Heights
Abigail Northrup had joined the ranks of the New Women, planning for a life without a husband and working as an instructor at a women's college. When the police declare her death an accident, her parents turn to private detective Frank Malloy. Difficulties arise when Frank and Sarah learn that Miss Northrup lived in a world of secrets and lies.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 110198709X / 9781101987094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037283 $7.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #20: Murder in the Bowery
New York City, 1890s: When the search for a missing person turns into a murder inquiry, Frank and Sarah Malloy must unearth the dark secrets of the wealthy Longacre family.  
Novel, 295 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 1101987111 / 9781101987117  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037384 $26.00
Thor, Brad  
Scot Harvath #16: Foreign Agent
When a US black ops team is ambushed near Syria, signs point to a dangerous informant in Brussels.  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Pocket - 2017 - ISBN: 1476789363 / 9781476789361  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037681 $9.99
Thorpe, Gav  
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Legends: Azrael
The Dark Angels guard their murky secrets most carefully. Only Supreme Grand Master Azrael knows them all. Now, with the enigmatic alien eldar as his uneasy allies, he must tread a fine line between the pursuit of victory and keeping the Chapter's past safely buried.  
Novel, 254 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Black Library - 2017 - ISBN: 1784965073 / 9781784965075  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New037181 $19.00
Tidhar, Lavie  
A Man Lies Dreaming
Wolf is a low-rent PI, roaming London's gloomy streets, haunted by dark visions of a future that could have been - and a dangerous present populated by British Fascists and Nazis escaping Germany. Shomer, a pulp fiction writer, lies in a concentration camp, imagining another world. What happens when Wolf and Shomer's stories converge?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Melville House - 2017 - ISBN: 1612195601 / 9781612195605  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037335 $16.99
Tolkien, J.R.R.  
Beren and Luthien
The story in its original form, written in 1917, and then passages in verse and prose from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed.  
Novel, 285 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2017 - ISBN: 1328791823 / 9781328791825  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036966 $30.00
Turner, Megan Whalen  
Eugenides #3: The King of Attolia
Ages 12 and up. Includes bonus story 'Wineshop'. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown. Can the reluctant King of Attolia outwit the powerful Attolians who conspire against the throne, and win the support of the Guard?

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (entire series)

Recommended by Elizabeth: One of my all-time favorite books; a delight from start to finish.  
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Greenwillow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062642987 / 9780062642981  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New008305 $9.99
Turner, Megan Whalen  
Eugenides #5: Thick As Thieves
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. Ages 13 and up. Kamet, secretary and slave to a Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Mede empire. But with a whispered warning, the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path.  
Novel, 339 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Greenwillow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062568248 / 9780062568243  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037021 $17.99
Turow, Scott  
Testimony
Bill ten Boom is tapped to investigate the disappearance of an entire Romani refugee camp during the chaos after the Bosnian War. Suspects range from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the US government.  
Novel, 483 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Grand Central - 2017 - ISBN: 1455553549 / 9781455553549  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036933 $28.00
Vallgren, Carl-Johan  
The Boy in the Shadows
Decades ago, Joel's brother was kidnapped from a Stockholm subway station. Now, when Joel goes missing, his wife turns to an old friend, computer programmer Danny Katz, for help.  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Quercus - 2017 - ISBN: 1681444399 / 9781681444390  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036941 $16.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Hamster Princess #1: Harriet the Invincible
Ages 8 and up. Harriet is not great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal. She finds royal life rather dull. Her parents tell her of a curse placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is great news - it means she's invincible until she's twelve! And so begins a life of adventure - until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Puffin - 2017 - ISBN: 0142427012 / 9780142427019  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037363 $7.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Hamster Princess #4: Giant Trouble
Ages 8 and up. When a magic bean grows into a towering beanstalk, Harriet is surprised to find a giant castle, complete with a very poetically challenged giant, at the top of it. When she discovers that Strings - half harp, half hamster - and a rather large goose are the giant's prisoners, a heroic rescue is called for. And Harriet is just the hamster for the job.  
Novel, 213 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dial - 2017 - ISBN: 0399186522 / 9780399186523  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New037362 $12.99
Viets, Elaine  
Dead-End Job #15: The Art of Murder
Helen and her friend Margery observe a painting class at a mansion turned museum, and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to go undercover and scope out the crime scene.  
Novel, 305 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 045147614X / 9780451476142  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037285 $7.99
Vinogradova, Lyuba  
Avenging Angels
In 1942, Stalin's Red Army began drafting thousands of young women to defend against the Nazi invasion. Drawing on interviews, diaries, and archival material, Vinogradova brings to life the realities and hardships of the female snipers' lives during and after the war.  
Nonfiction, 299 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
MacLehose - 2017 - ISBN: 168144285X / 9781681442853  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036926 $26.99
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #09: Fatal Pursuit (UK title: The Dying Season)
When a road rally and classic-car parade bring rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car to St. Denis, murder soon follows.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Vintage - 2017 - ISBN: 1101970758 / 9781101970751  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037409 $16.00
Ward, Dayton  
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hearts and Minds
While exploring the Odyssean Pass, Captain Picard and his crew discover what they believe is a previously uncharted world. Then a message from Starfleet Command warns them there's more to this planet than meets the eye.  
Novel, 386 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2017 - ISBN: 1501147315 / 9781501147319  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037668 $7.99
Ward, J.R.  
Black Dagger Legacy #2: Blood Vow
Axe, a tough vampire warrior, and Elise, a quick-witted aristocrat, develop an irresistible attraction as they work together to solve a mystery.  
Novel, 447 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Ballantine - 2017 - ISBN: 0425286568 / 9780425286562  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037730 $7.99
Webb, Debra  
Shades of Death #2: A Deeper Grave
Nick Shade hunts serial killers. When he rescued detective Bobbie Gentry, he didn't intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer is at work, and reuniting with Bobbie is Nick's best chance at neutralizing the threat.  
Novel, 411 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2017 - ISBN: 0778319938 / 9780778319931  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037969 $9.99
Wells, Martha  
Murderbot Diaries #1: All Systems Red
In a corporate-dominated future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company, and accompanied by security droids. On a distant planet, a self-aware SecUnit has hacked its own governor module, and is balanced between self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the droid and the team of scientists it accompanies to get to the truth.  
Novella, 149 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765397536 / 9780765397539  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037568 $14.99
Wendig, Chuch  
Invasive
At the scene of a horrifying murder, FBI consultant Hannah Stander discovers that someone is weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who and why will take her on a terrifying chase.  
Novel, 370 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2017 - ISBN: 0062471627 / 9780062471628  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037953 $7.99


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