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Ruff, Matt  
The Mirage
11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. The United Arab States declare a War on Terror. Arabian and Persian troops invade the eastern seaboard of the US and establish a Green Zone in Washington, DC. 2009: Mustafa, an Arab Homeland Security agent, interrogates a captured suicide bomber, who claims that the world they are living in is a mirage - in the real world, the US is the superpower, not the Arab states. A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of the New York Times dated September 12, 2011, that appears to support his claim. Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story. The president wants answers, but Mustafa discovers he's not the only interested party - gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation. And the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee - war hero Osama bin Laden - will stop at nothing to hide the truth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History

Recommended by Elizabeth: One of the best books I've ever read.  
Novel, 414 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2013 - ISBN: 0061976237 / 9780061976230  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020987 $15.99
Sayers, Dorothy L. / Walsh, Jill Paton  
Wimsey & Vane #1: Thrones, Dominations
Sayers' unfinished last novel, completed by Walsh. 1936: On holiday in Paris, Lord Peter and Harriet are introduced to the Harwells, a rich Englishman and his beautiful young wife. The lives of the two couples begin to intertwine, and ultimately take a dangerous turn.  
Novel, 312 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 1250017432 / 9781250017437  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019526 $22.99
Sayers, Dorothy L. - of interest: Walsh, Jill Paton  
Wimsey & Vane #2: A Presumption of Death
1940: While Lord Peter is abroad on a secret mission, Harriet takes their children to the relative safety of the country, where rumors of spies abound, glamorous RAF pilots and flirtatious Land Girls scandalize the villagers, and the blackout makes the lanes as sinister as London alleys. When an air raid drill ends with the murder of a Land Girl, Harriet is determined to find out who killed her, and why.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 1250017440 / 9781250017444  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019537 $25.99
Scalzi, John  
Redshirts
On a starship where every Away Mission results in the death of at least one low-ranked crew member, a great deal of energy belowdecks is expended on avoiding Away Mission assignments. Until Ensign Andrew Dahl stumbles on information that completely transforms the crew's understanding of what the starship really is - and offers them a crazy, risky chance to save their own lives.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765334798 / 9780765334794  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020677 $15.99
Schweizer, Mark  
Liturgical Mystery #10: The Christmas Cantata
Signed by the author on the title page. Usually in St. Germaine, North Carolina, the three weeks before Christmas are marked by an increase in good feelings. Not this year. The whole town is crabby. Noylene's new personal Christian astrologer blames it on the convergence of Pluto and the third moon of Jupiter. Pete Moss thinks it might have something to do with increasing levels of positive ion bombardment from outer space. (Also included in Pete's theory are sunspots, a hole in the ozone layer, the federal deficit, CNN election coverage, armadillo migration, and the cancellation of two long-running soap operas.) When a long-lost cantata is found in the basement of the courthouse, a Christmas Eve performance is the order of the day. What happens next is anyone's guess.  
Novella, 218 pages, Hardcover, (no indication of edition)  
St. James Music Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0984484698 / 9780984484690  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021928 $12.95
Sebold, Gaie  
Babylon Steel #2: Dangerous Gifts
Babylon Steel doesn't want a job as bodyguard to the latest candidate for the Council of Incandress, but circumstances conspire to force her. Now she must turn a useless household guard into a disciplined fighting force, while dodging the Moral Statutes and trying to keep herself and her client alive.  
Novel, 443 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2013 - ISBN: 1781080801 / 9781781080801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021342 $8.99
Shelton, Paige  
Farmers' Market #4: A Killer Maize
When she discovers a murder victim on the county fair grounds, Becca fears that all the evidence will point to her carny ex-husband. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425251748 / 9780425251744  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020860 $7.99
Shields, Kieran  
Lean & Grey #1: The Truth of All Things
1892: When a prostitute in Portland, Maine, is murdered by a method traditionally used to kill witches, deputy marshal Archie Lean enlists the help of a historian and an unconventional criminalist. Together they pursue the killer's trail through postmortems and opium dens, into the spiritualist societies and lunatic asylums of New England.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Nero Award
 
Novel, 401 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Broadway - 2013 - ISBN: 0307720292 / 9780307720290  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021167 $15.00
Stout, Rex - of interest: Goldsborough, Robert  
Nero Wolfe: Archie Meets Nero Wolfe
Archie Goodwin arrives in New York City hoping for a bit of excitement, and finds work assisting honest sleuth Del Bascom. But it's the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson that introduces Goodwin to Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth Street. Together they will prove one of the most unlikely crime-fighting duos in history, but first Goodwin must prove to Wolfe that he deserves a place at his side

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Shamus Award for Best PI Paperback Original
 
Novel, 221 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2012 - ISBN: 1453270973 / 9781453270974  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020806 $14.99
Tan, Shaun  
The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
A collection of color and black & white sketches.  
Art Book, 128 pages, Hardcover  
Scholastic - 2013 - ISBN: 0545465133 / 9780545465137  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New021103 $19.99
Todd, Charles  
Bess Crawford #4: An Unmarked Grave
1918: Overwhelmed with wounded soldiers from the French front, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford must now contend with influenza patients as well. Among the dead waiting for burial, she finds the body of a murdered officer. Before she can report it, she succumbs to the flu. By the time she recovers, the murdered officer has been buried, and the only other person who saw the body has hanged himself. Or did he?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 262 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062015737 / 9780062015730  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021006 $14.99
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #14: The Confession
A man walks into Scotland Yard and confesses that he killed his cousin years ago during the Great War. When Inspector Rutledge presses for details, he reveals only that he hails from Essex. When the man is found with a bullet hole in the back of his head, the only clue is a gold locket around his neck. It leads Rutledge to an insular village that will do anything to protect itself from notoriety.  
Novel, 344 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
William Morrow - 2012 - ISBN: 0062015672 / 9780062015679  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019806 $14.99
Tolkien, J.R.R. - of interest: Porter, Lynette  
The Hobbits: The Many Lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin
A look at the changes made to the hobbits' characters, by Tolkien and by various adaptations for radio, television, film, and stage.  
Nonfiction, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
I.B. Tauris - 2012 - ISBN: 1845118561 / 9781845118563  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019542 $17.00
Tursten, Helene  
Irene Huss #2: Night Rounds
DI Huss investigates when, after a blackout at a Goteborg hospital, one nurse is found dead and another has vanished. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds - but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago.  
Novel, 326 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952083 / 9781616952082  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021183 $15.95
Turtledove, Harry  
Supervolcano #1: Eruption
An eruption in Yellowstone Park sends lava and mud flowing toward populated areas, and clouds of ash drifting across the country. The fallout destroys crops and livestock, clogs machinery, and makes cities uninhabitable. Those who survive have no choice but to rise from the ashes and recreate the world.  
Novel, 452 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Roc - 2012 - ISBN: 0451413660 / 9780451413666  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020881 $8.99
Wahloo, Per  
Peter Jensen #1: The Murder on the Thirty-First Floor
In an unnamed future, at a company known for publishing mindless magazines, Inspector Jensen is brought in to investigate a bomb threat. What he finds is something much more disturbing.  
Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Thus (new translation; previous translation originally published in the US in 1967)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744450 / 9780307744456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New013722 $14.00
Wahloo, Per  
Peter Jensen #2: The Steel Spring
Inspector Jensen must find out why his country has lost its government, electricity, and all communication with the outside world - and why no one seems to care.  
Novel, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Thus (new translation; previous translation originally published in the US in 1970)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744469 / 9780307744463  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New013723 $14.00
Wambaugh, Joseph  
Harbor Nocturne
In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers - a longshoreman and a Mexican dancer - are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law.  
Novel, 486 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2012 - ISBN: 0802120547 / 9780802120540  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019712 $9.99
Webb, Betty  
Gunn Zoo #3: The Llama of Death
At the Renaissance Faire, zookeeper Teddy Bentley stumbles over a dead body: the owner of the local wedding chapel. He appears to have been stomped to death, until she notices the crossbow bolt in his back. It seems the 'reverend' was actually an ex-convict, and every wedding he's performed was a fake. Teddy's mom becomes prime suspect - she was married at the chapel twice, and received large financial settlements when the marriages failed.  
Novel, 257 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464200688 / 9781464200687  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020948 $14.95
Wells, Martha  
Raksura #3: The Siren Depths
A rival court has laid claim to Moon, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. He must travel to a distant realm, where he will finally face the secrets of his past. And the vicious shape-shifting Fell menace groundlings and Raksura alike, determined to crossbreed with the Raksura for arcane purposes, driven by an ancient voice.  
Novel, 277 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2012 - ISBN: 1597804401 / 9781597804400  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021118 $14.99
West, Michelle (aka Sagara, Michelle)  
House War #4: Skirmish
Jewel is preparing to announce her candidacy to become the next Terafin and claim the House Seat. Now she's being targeted by demons who will stop at nothing to destroy Jewel and her allies as the House War begins.  
Novel, 656 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
DAW - 2013 - ISBN: 075640777X / 9780756407773  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020914 $8.99
Westlake, Donald E. (writing as Stark, Richard)  
Parker #07: The Seventh audiobook (alternate title: The Split)
When the heist of a college football game turns sour; Parker's woman is murdered, and the take is stolen. Now Parker's looking for the lowlife who did him dirty.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDS, 4.5 hours, performed by Stephen R. Thorne  
AudioGO - 2012 - ISBN: 1609984293 / 9781609984298  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021083 $19.95
Westlake, Donald E. (writing as Stark, Richard)  
Parker #08: The Handle audiobook (alternate title: Run Lethal)
Baron sits on a heavily protected island in the Gulf of Mexico, running a mini-Las Vegas and laughing at the Outfit, who can't collect their cut. To save face - and their revenue - the Outfit sends for Parker.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDS, 4.5 hours, performed by Stephen R. Thorne  
AudioGO - 2012 - ISBN: 1609987403 / 9781609987404  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021082 $19.95
Westlake, Donald E. (writing as Stark, Richard)  
Parker #09: The Rare Coin Score audiobook
When it comes to heists, Parker believes in some cardinal rules. On this job, he breaks two of them: never bring a dame along - especially not one you like - and never, ever work with amateurs. With the help of a creep named Billy, and the lure of a classy widow, he agrees to set up a heist of a coin convention. But Billy's a rookie with no idea how to pull off a score, and the lady soon becomes a major distraction.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDS, 4.25 hours, performed by John Chancer  
AudioGO - 2012 - ISBN: 1609989759 / 9781609989750  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021084 $19.95
Westlake, Donald E. (writing as Stark, Richard)  
Parker #12: The Sour Lemon Score audiobook
The four-way split following a job leaves too small a take for George Uhl, who begins to pick off his fellow hoisters, one by one. His first mistake? That he doesn't begin things by putting a bullet in Parker.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 4 CDS, 4 hours, performed by Stephen R. Thorne  
AudioGO - 2012 - ISBN: 162064178X / 9781620641781  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021085 $19.95


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