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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #02: Death of a Cad
A guest at Priscilla Halburton-Smythe's engagement party has been murdered while on a grouse hunt. And many of the titled guests had reason to snuff out the boorish Captain Bartlett. Constable Hamish Macbeth must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case.  
Novel, 214 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 1455524050 / 9781455524051  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020619 $7.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #04: Death of a Perfect Wife
A paragon of a housewife has moved to Lochdubh, and convinced the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals and ban tobacco. The town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Soon constable Hamish Macbeth must solve the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.  
Novel, 175 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 1455524069 / 9781455524068  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020620 $7.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #28: Death of a Kingfisher
The Highland village of Braikie hopes to attract tourists to their beautiful woods; PC Hamish MacBeth investigates when a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch with a noose around its neck. Next a wave of vandalism threatens the town, then violence strikes again - and this time it's murder.  
Novel, 274 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 0446547352 / 9780446547352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020614 $7.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Haunted Home Renovation #3: Murder on the House
Mel hopes to renovate a historic house, but the new owners have a requirement: first she must spend one night there. When the former owner is murdered, Mel must coax the resident spirits into revealing the killer's identity.  
Novel, 311 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451238842 / 9780451238849  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020876 $7.99
Boatner, E.B.  
M-O-T-H-E-R Spells Murder
Signed by the author on the title page. Gwendolyn escaped her dysfunctional parents years ago. But after her father's death, her mother shows up - and is murdered. Next her father's former mistress arrives, teenage son in tow, but the boy disappears, and the mistress has her throat slashed. Gwendolyn must uncover secrets from the past before she is the next to die.  
Novel, 230 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
iUniverse - 2012 - ISBN: 1475949901 / 9781475949902  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021394 $16.95
Brown, Fiona-Jane  
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Jacobite Rose
A two-act play. One of Mycroft's agents is missing. A woman wants a brooch authenticated. Sherlock Holmes has little interest in either case until he learns the gem is a royal treasure. Three strange clues, found where the missing man was last seen, link the two cases.  
Script, 87 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
MX Publishing - 2012 - ISBN: 1780921675 / 9781780921679  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020536 $10.95
Castle, M.E.  
Clone Chronicles #1: Popular Clone
Ages 8 and up. Twelve-year-old Fisher created an exact replica of himself to avoid the torment of middle school, but his plans are ruined when his clone is kidnapped.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Egmont - 2013 - ISBN: 1606844148 / 9781606844144  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021215 $6.99
Clason, Clyde B.  
Theocritus Westborough #03: Blind Drifts
Professor Westborough is summoned to Colorado because he owns shares in a gold mine, and once again finds himself involved in a puzzling case: how did the killer manage to shoot his victim with a nonexistent gun in front of seven witnesses?  
Novel, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1937)  
Rue Morgue - 2012 - ISBN: 1601870728 / 9781601870728  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019879 $14.95
Copperman, E.J. (aka Cohen, Jeffrey)  
Haunted Guesthouse #4: Chance of a Ghost
When questions are raised about her father's death, Alison will need the help of her resident ghosts to get to the bottom of things.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425251683 / 9780425251683  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020928 $7.99
Crane, Frances  
Pat & Jean Abbott #08: The Shocking Pink Hat
San Francisco, 1946: When a rich businessman is found murdered in his car, the only clue is a hat on the back seat. The police suspect it belongs to the killer, but the Abbotts have doubts, since the hat belongs to a dear friend of theirs. Pat sticks his nose into the case, and turns up plenty of other likely suspects.  
Novel, 159 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1946)  
Rue Morgue - 2012 - ISBN: 1601870736 / 9781601870735  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020830 $14.95
Donachie, David (aka Ludlow, Jack)  
John Pearce #08: Enemies at Every Turn
1794: Pearce is out of jail, but the smugglers whose boat he stole want bloody revenge, and are prepared to chase him to the ends of the earth to get it. And two of his Pelicans are now back in the Navy and need his help - what fate put them on Ralph Barclay's new ship?  
Novel, 349 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749011491 / 9780749011499  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020349 $16.95
Donachie, David (aka Ludlow, Jack)  
John Pearce #09: A Sea of Troubles
1794: In the wake of the Glorious 1st of June, John Pearce has an urgent commission from Lord Hood: he must track down Midshipman Toby Burns and placate Emily, who is now under his protection. Then, in a series of actions and shore raids, Pearce impresses Horatio Nelson with his bold and brave maneuvers.  
Novel, 319 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749040602 / 9780749040604  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020348 $29.95
Ferrars, E.X.  
The Casebook of Jonas P. Jonas and Other Mysteries
Lost Classics #34. Seventeen previously uncollected Golden Age stories, including the six cases of Jonas P. Jonas, who recounts his sleuthing exploits in the hope that his niece will write his memoirs.
    Contents
  • Introduction == John Cooper
  • The Case of the Two Questions
  • The Case of the Blue Bowl
  • The Case of the Auction Catalogue
  • The Case of the Left Hand
  • Invitation to Murder - On the Party Line
  • A Lipstick Smear Points to the Killer
  • Custody
  • The Trap
  • Stop Thief!
  • The Long Way Round
  • Fly Said the Spy
  • Instrument of Justice
  • Suicide?
  • Look for Trouble
  • Justice in My Own Hands
  • The Handbag
  • Sequence of Events
  • Sources
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
 
Collection, 193 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Crippen & Landru - 2012 - ISBN: 193636302X / 9781936363025  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020489 $19.00
Flint, Shamini  
Inspector Singh #2: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul
Sent to Bali to help with anti-terrorism efforts after an explosion, Singh investigates when a body discovered in the wreckage turns out to have been killed by a bullet before the bomb went off.  
Novel, 249 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1937384357 / 9781937384357  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020835 $14.95
Gordon, William C.  
Samuel Hamilton #3: The Ugly Dwarf
1963: A grisly murder leads Samuel Hamilton and his cohorts in the Homicide Department to an assortment of crooked lawyers, union officials, and bureaucrats, and finally to a dwarf preacher who, along with his dominatrix associate, preys on San Francisco's Latino community.  
Novel, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Bay Tree Publishing - 2012 - ISBN: 0983617945 / 9780983617945  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019882 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #064: The Ribbon Clues / Death Rides the Skyway
The Ribbon Clues: The Shadow must unravel a baffling mystery to stop a serial killer and unearth hidden millions.

Death Rides the Skyway: To unmask a diabolical supercrook, The Shadow follows a trail of murder leading from San Francisco to Chicago and New York.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935 / 1936)  
Sanctum Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1608770885 / 9781608770885  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021386 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #065: Gypsy Vengeance / The Veiled Prophet
Plus Nick Carter solves a murder on the set of a Shadow film in 'Case of the Melting Artichokes' by Bruce Elliott.

Gypsy Vengeance: A deadly feud pitting clan against clan can only be ended by The Shadow's justice.

The Veiled Prophet: The Shadow must pierce the mystery behind a silver veil to end a crimewave.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1608770907 / 9781608770908  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021387 $14.95
Greenwood, Kerry  
Phryne Fisher #19: Unnatural Habits
1929: Pretty golden-haired girls are going missing in Melbourne. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene Laundry. And when Polly Kettle, a self-important reporter with no sense of self-preservation, decides to investigate, she promptly disappears. The search for the missing girls takes Phryne and Dot to cellars and convents - and Phryne finally finds out if it's true that blondes have more fun.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201250 / 9781464201257  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020951 $14.95
Houston, Victoria  
Loon Lake #01: Dead Angler
Retired dentist Doc Osborne hasn't fly fished since his wife died. He hasn't had a woman tell him what to do since then either. But in the company of Lew Ferris, he's relearning both. And when he and his lady instructor find a well-dressed body floating in the moonlight, Paul adds 'deputy' to his list of new experiences. Whether the death is accidental, or accidentally on purpose, Lew is determined to reel in the truth. She enlists Doc and his walleye-expert buddy Ray to help her get to the bottom of the murky mystery. Whoever thought small-town retirement could be this dangerous?  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Tyrus - 2012 - ISBN: 1440535310 / 9781440535314  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020483 $16.95
Howe, Melodie Johnson  
Diana Poole: Shooting Hollywood
Nine stories featuring amateur sleuth Diana Poole, a 40-something sexy blonde actress.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Dirty Blonde
  • Another Tented Evening
  • Killing the Sixties
  • Facing Up
  • Tiffany Blue
  • The Talking Dead
  • The Good Daughter
  • What's It Worth?
  • A Hollywood Ending
  • Sources
 
Collection, 167 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Trade Edition  
Crippen & Landru - 2011 - ISBN: 1936363003 / 9781936363001  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020488 $17.00
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #04: Out of Circulation
There's been a tiff over the location of this year's library fundraising gala, and it seems everyone, even Charlie's housekeeper Azalea, has it in for Vera Cassity. When Charlie discovers Azalea standing over Vera's dead body, it's up to him - with a little help from his cat Diesel - to catch the real killer.  
Novel, 289 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425257274 / 9780425257272  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020923 $7.99
Jennings, Maureen  
Murdoch #5: Night's Child
1895: After thirteen-year-old Agnes Fisher faints at school, her teacher finds pornographic photographs in the girl's desk. When Agnes doesn't show up at school the next day, the teacher takes them to the police. Outraged at the exploitation of the young girl, Murdoch resolves to put the photographer behind bars.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2006 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 370 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
McClelland & Stewart - 2010 - ISBN: 0771043341 / 9780771043345  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020480 $16.95
Jonasson, Jonas  
Allan Karlsson #1: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Just before the party for his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson climbs out the window of his Swedish nursing home and embarks on an entirely spontaneous journey. As he travels, he encounters a suitcase stuffed with cash, a hospitable thief, some decidedly unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, a red-headed woman, and an elephant.  
Novel, 384 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Hyperion - 2012 - ISBN: 1401324649 / 9781401324643  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021242 $16.00
Kellerman, Faye  
Decker & Lazarus #01: The Ritual Bath
When a Jewish woman is raped while walking home from a ritual bath at a remote yeshiva community, LAPD Detective Peter Decker discovers that young widow Rina Lazarus is the only one in the community willing to speak about the crime; the two grow closer as they work together.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 1987 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
♦  Finalist for the 1987 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 335 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061999245 / 9780061999246  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020254 $9.99
Kelly, Sofie (aka Ryan, Sofie)  
Magical Cats #04: Cat Trick
When a famous former resident returns to town, there are hopes that he'll put Mayville Heights on the map as a tourist destination. When he turns up dead on the boardwalk, it's up to librarian Kathleen Paulson and her cats Hercules and Owen to uncover the truth.  
Novel, 327 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451414691 / 9780451414694  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020939 $7.99


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