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Uncle Edgar's 2012 Bestsellers
(alphabetical by author)

 
 
Aaronovitch, Ben  
Peter Grant #1: Midnight Riot (UK title: Rivers of London)
PC Peter Grant is destined for the department that handles paperwork, until his ability to speak with a ghost brings him to the attention of DCI Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, who investigates crimes involving the uncanny. A bizarre murder in Covent Garden puts them on the trail of a revenant spirit intent on making a bloody comeback.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Not your standard urban fantasy, this series is a beguiling mix of magic and police procedural set in modern-day London, with a refreshingly diverse cast of characters, plenty of action, and a decidedly British sense of humor. Plus, Peter is a geek, and pop culture references abound, from Tolkien and Monty Python to Pratchett and Call of Cthulhu.  
Novel, 298 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Del Rey - 2011 - ISBN: 034552425X / 9780345524256  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New012325 $7.99
Aaronovitch, Ben  
Peter Grant #2: Moon Over Soho
London constable and apprentice magician Peter Grant hears the notes of an old jazz standard rising from a musician's dead body - a sure sign it wasn't death by natural causes. A second death puts him on the trail of a deadly magical menace targeting Soho's jazzmen.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Not your standard urban fantasy, this series is a beguiling mix of magic and police procedural set in modern-day London, with a refreshingly diverse cast of characters, plenty of action, and a decidedly British sense of humor. Plus, Peter is a geek, and pop culture references abound, from Tolkien and Monty Python to Pratchett and Call of Cthulhu.  
Novel, 288 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Del Rey - 2011 - ISBN: 0345524594 / 9780345524591  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New012341 $7.99
Aaronovitch, Ben  
Peter Grant #3: Whispers Under Ground
An uncanny murder weapon draws London constables and apprentice magicians Peter Grant and Leslie May into the Murder Team's investigation of a wealthy American student's death. He died on the platform of the Baker Street tube station, but how did the murderer escape without showing up on the CCTV?

Recommended by Elizabeth: Not your standard urban fantasy, this series is a beguiling mix of magic and police procedural set in modern-day London, with a refreshingly diverse cast of characters, plenty of action, and a decidedly British sense of humor. Plus, Peter is a geek, and pop culture references abound, from Tolkien and Monty Python to Pratchett and Call of Cthulhu.  
Novel, 303 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Del Rey - 2012 - ISBN: 0345524616 / 9780345524614  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017615 $7.99
Albert, Susan Wittig  
China Bayles #19: Mourning Gloria
China stumbles upon the scene of an arson homicide; when the intern reporter covering the story disappears, China is determined to find her before she becomes a headline herself. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 287 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425247015 / 9780425247013  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017439 $7.99
Atherton, Nancy  
Aunt Dimity #16: Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree
William Sr. has moved to Finch, and is renovating Fairworth House. But the estate has a shadowy past, and it'll take Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance to put an end to the strange occurrences there.  
Novel, 273 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Penguin - 2012 - ISBN: 0143120212 / 9780143120216  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016577 $8.99
Brandon, Ali  
Black Cat Bookshop #1: Double Booked for Death
Darla has inherited her aunt's Brooklyn bookstore, and smarter-than-thou bookstore cat Hamlet. When a bestselling author meets an untimely end during a store event, it's ruled an accident - until Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise.  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425244970 / 9780425244975  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016504 $7.99
Brown, Rita Mae / Brown, Sneaky Pie  
Mrs. Murphy #19: Hiss of Death
When Harry falls ill, it's up to her cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, along with corgi Tee Tucker, to save the day and sleuth out the villain behind a vicious murder.  
Novel, 291 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Bantam - 2012 - ISBN: 0553591614 / 9780553591613  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016479 $7.99
Carlisle, Kate  
Bibliophile #05: One Book in the Grave
Given a chance to restore a rare first edition of a fairy tale, Brooklyn is delighted - until she realizes the book last belonged to an old friend of hers. When she decides to find out who sold the book, and return it to its rightful owner, she winds up tangled in a murder plot.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451236122 / 9780451236128  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016748 $7.99
Carlisle, Kate  
Bibliophile #06: Peril in Paperback
Brooklyn is delighted to be invited to a birthday party at a Lake Tahoe mansion. Not only does the owner have a collection of rare paperback pulp fiction, but she's turned the place into a real-life fun house. Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, a guest is dead.  
Novel, 289 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451237625 / 9780451237620  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018820 $7.99
Child, Lee  
Jack Reacher Prequel: The Affair
Before he started walking and became a vigilante, there was a last case, a breaking point, a twist in Reacher's life that he never saw coming. Plus bonus Reacher short story 'Second Son'.  
Novel, 576 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Dell - 2012 - ISBN: 044024630X / 9780440246305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016848 $9.99
Childs, Laura  
Tea Shop #12: Scones & Bones
At the Heritage Society's pirate-themed soiree, a history intern is killed and an antique diamond skull ring is stolen; tea shop owner Theodosia Browning investigates.  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246647 / 9780425246641  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017409 $7.99
Cotterill, Colin  
Jimm Juree #1: Killed at the Whim of a Hat
Crime reporter Jimm Juree thinks her career is over when her family relocates to a small village on the Thai coast. But when a van containing skeletal remains is found, and the abbot at a local Buddhist temple is murdered, she'll need luck and the help of her entire oddball family to unravel the mysteries.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 1250008301 / 9781250008305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018085 $14.99
Crais, Robert  
Cole & Pike #14: The Sentry
Joe Pike and Elvis Cole learn that Dru Rayne and her uncle are not who they seem. Now vengeance from their past is catching up with them, and only Pike and Cole stand in the way.  
Novel, 382 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 0425245721 / 9780425245729  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016703 $9.99
Dereske, Jo  
Miss Zukas #12: Farewell, Miss Zukas
Having agreed to tie the knot with Bellehaven police chief Wayne Gallant, Helma Zukas receives a brief reprieve from her mother's wedding mania when a robbery and murder turn out to be linked to the Zukas family's roots in Lithuania.  
Novel, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
June Creek Books - 2011 - ISBN: 0983374503 / 9780983374503  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018436 $14.95
Ferris, Monica (aka Pulver, Mary Monica)  
Needlecraft #14: Buttons and Bones
Signed by the author on the title page. While renovating a cabin in the woods of northern Minnesota, Betsy finds a skeleton. She investigates, and discovers the site of a World War II POW camp, a mysterious crocheted rug, and clues to a decades-old crime. Includes a counted cross-stitch pattern.  
Novel, 264 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425244962 / 9780425244968  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016502 $7.99
Fluke, Joanne  
Hannah Swensen #16: Devil's Food Cake Murder
Signed by the author on the title page. When the substitute minister is found shot to death, Hannah discovers he wasn't the saintly fellow he appeared to be. But can she find the culprit in this half-baked murder plot? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 334 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Kensington - 2012 - ISBN: 0758234929 / 9780758234926  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016596 $7.99
Fowler, Earlene  
Benni Harper #15: Spider Web
When the Memory Festival craft fair is disrupted by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to be targeting the police, Benni is determined to make her hometown safe.  
Novel, 320 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425247996 / 9780425247990  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017467 $7.99
Grafton, Sue  
Kinsey Millhone #22: V Is for Vengeance
A woman with a murky past who kills herself - or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web. And Kinsey Millhone, whose 38th birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a broken nose.  
Novel, 402 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 0425250563 / 9780425250563  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019630 $7.99
Hallaway, Tate (aka Morehouse, Lyda)  
Precinct 13
Signed by the author on the title page. Alex Conner is thrilled to have landed a well-paid job as coroner/medical examiner in Hughes County, South Dakota. But when her first autopsy ends with the corpse walking off, she is referred to the mysterious Precinct 13. Alex has always seen things no one else believed in - suddenly she has colleagues who specialize in paranormal crimes. Not only do they believe her, they're certain Alex has magical abilities too. It's up to Alex to help the team to find that missing body - which belongs to a necromancer who was up to no good - while she tries to figure out how her magic works.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Part fantasy, part forensic police procedural, with a lively sense of humor.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 0425247791 / 9780425247792  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017912 $15.00
Hayder, Mo  
Jack Caffery #5: Gone
The police face a nightmare when they realize an apparent carjacker was actually after the eleven-year-old girl in the back seat; DI Jack Caffery and Sergeant Flea Marley race to put the pieces together before the twisted attacker strikes again.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 415 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Grove Press - 2012 - ISBN: 0802145701 / 9780802145703  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016882 $14.00
Housewright, David  
Mac McKenzie #09: Curse of the Jade Lily
Signed by the author on the title page. The insurance company that paid the settlement that made Mac rich wants a favor. There's been a theft at a local art museum - a valuable piece of jade with a history going back to the Qing Dynasty, rumored to bear a curse that has ruined or killed everyone who ever owned it. There's been a ransom demand. The only condition is that Mac has to be the go-between. He agrees to help, but what started out as a simple ransom becomes complicated when other parties - including the State Department and a mysterious woman calling herself Heavenly - ask Mac to turn the gem over to them. When the murdered body of one of the thieves turns up in a snow drift, it looks like the curse has claimed its latest victim. And there may be more to follow . . .

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 326 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 0312642318 / 9780312642310  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018065 $25.99
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #3: File M for Murder
Playwright Connor Lawton is known for his sharp writing, and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris learns his daughter Laura is subbing for a professor, and her old flame Connor got her the job. When Connor is murdered, Laura is the prime suspect. It's up to Charlie and his cat Diesel to track down the real killer.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246183 / 9780425246184  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016736 $7.99
Kerr, Philip  
Bernie Gunther #07: Field Gray (UK title: Field Grey)
1954: Imprisoned in Cuba, Bernie meets a French intelligence officer, who has a proposition: work for the French in Berlin, or hang for murder. The job is to greet POWs returning from Germany - and help the French catch up with a French war criminal who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer. But Bernie's past as a German POW in Russia is about to catch up with him in a way he could never have foreseen.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 435 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Penguin - 2012 - ISBN: 0143120727 / 9780143120728  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016575 $16.00
King, Laurie R.  
Mary Russell #11: The Pirate King
An investigation into criminal activities surrounding an English movie studio sends Russell to Lisbon and Morocco, where The Pirates of Penzance is being filmed. There the world's greatest detective (and her husband Sherlock Holmes) come face to face with a film crew, thirteen blond actresses, and the poet laureate of Portugal. Then the director hires actual pirates. What could possibly go wrong? Plus bonus story 'Beekeeping for Beginners'.  
Novel, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Bantam - 2012 - ISBN: 0553386751 / 9780553386752  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017519 $16.00
Kirwin, Mary Lou (aka Logue, Mary)  
Karen Nash #1: Killer Librarian
Minnesota librarian Karen Nash's vacation turns into a murder mystery when a fellow guest dies unexpectedly at the bed & breakfast she's staying at.  
Novel, 308 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Pocket - 2012 - ISBN: 1451684649 / 9781451684643  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020127 $7.99
Krueger, William Kent  
Cork O'Connor #12: Trickster's Point
Signed by the author on the title page. Cork's wilderness bow hunting trip with Minnesota's first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little, goes very wrong when Jubal is shot through the heart with one of Cork's arrows. Cork knows he's been set up, and as he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he recalls his long, complex relationship with Jubal, the Native kid who wanted to be a populist politician but grew into a man capable of treachery and murder.  
Novel, 329 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Atria Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1451645678 / 9781451645675  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018623 $24.99
Larsson, Stieg  
Millennium #3: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
In a Swedish hospital, Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life. When she's well enough, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of her journalist friend Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable to suffer. And, on her own, she will plot her revenge against the man who tried to kill her and the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.  
Novel, 820 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2012 - ISBN: 0307742539 / 9780307742537  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017085 $9.99
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #01: Death at La Fenice
When a world-famous conductor dies of poisoning during the intermission of La Traviata, Commissario Brunetti investigates.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
Harper - 2001 - ISBN: 0061043370 / 9780061043376  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014649 $7.99
Maron, Margaret  
Deborah Knott #17: Three-Day Town
Finally off to New York City for their honeymoon, complete with a stay at an Upper West Side apartment, Deborah and Dwight are supposed to deliver a package to homicide detective Sigrid Harald. But when she comes to pick it up, the package is missing and the building's super has been murdered.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 298 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 0446555770 / 9780446555777  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019379 $7.99
O'Connell, Carol  
Mallory #10: The Chalk Girl
The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect - except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. 'Poor child,' people thought. And then they found the body in the tree. Mallory, newly returned to the Special Crimes Unit, recognizes the girl as a kindred spirit. And this one will lead her to a story of extraordinary crimes: murders stretching back fifteen years, blackmail and complicity, and a particular cruelty that only someone with Mallory's history could fully recognize. In the next few weeks, she will deal with them all . . . in her own way.  
Novel, 513 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 042525030X / 9780425250303  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018773 $9.99
Parker, Robert B.  
Spenser #39: Sixkill
When a bad-boy actor is accused of raping and murdering a young woman, the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD asks Spenser to investigate. Spenser forges an unlikely alliance, acting as mentor to the actor's young bodyguard, Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets come to light, it's Spenser and Sixkill who must put things right.  
Novel, 303 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246906 / 9780425246900  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017435 $9.99
Sandford, John  
Lucas Davenport #21: Buried Prey
A house demolition turns up the bodies of two girls. They've been missing since 1985, when Davenport was a young Minneapolis cop investigating their disappearance - until his bosses declared the case closed.  
Novel, 451 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Berkley - 2012 - ISBN: 0425247899 / 9780425247891  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017465 $9.99


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