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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Bass, Jefferson (aka Bass, Dr. Bill / Jefferson, Jon)  
Body Farm #8: The Inquisitor's Key (UK title: The Bones of Avignon)
Dr. Brockton's protege Miranda is helping excavate a newly discovered chamber beneath the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. There she discovers a chest inscribed with a stunning claim: inside lie the bones of Jesus of Nazareth. Faced with the case of the millennium, Miranda summons Brockton for help proving or refuting the claim.  
Novel, 428 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0061807060 / 9780061807060  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021043 $9.99
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
Berenson, Alex  
John Wells #06: The Shadow Patrol
Concerned that their Kabul station may have been infiltrated by the Taliban, the CIA asks John Wells to investigate. He finds a viper's nest of hostility and mistrust - and clues that hint at a drug-trafficking operation involving the agency, the military, and the Taliban.  
Novel, 464 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Jove - 2013 - ISBN: 0515151300 / 9780515151305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020915 $9.99
Black, Cara  
Aimee Leduc #12: Murder at the Lanterne Rouge
Signed by the author on the half-title page. First Rene's new girlfriend Meizi leaves a Chinatown dinner to take a phone call, and doesn't return. Then a science prodigy's dead body is found, with Meizi's photo in his wallet. Aimee doesn't like this scenario one bit, but she can't figure out how the murder is connected to the disappearance.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952148 / 9781616952143  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021187 $14.95
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
Block, Lawrence  
Afterthoughts
A collection of several dozen afterwords he wrote for his own books, reflecting on the experiences that brought his fiction to life, from lessons he learned as a reader at a literary agency to the unlikely and semi-autobiographical origins of the Matthew Scudder series.  
Nonfiction, 245 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1453271112 / 9781453271117  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020803 $14.99
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
Bond, Michael  
Pamplemousse #11: Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat
Monsieur Pamplemousse, along with his faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites, will find skulduggery aplenty among the vineyards of Burgundy, where the increasing use of pesticides is threatening the main ingredient for escargot Bourgignon. Meanwhile, on the Canal de Bourgogne, Monsieur Pamplemousse is lecturing a group of international wine buffs on the fruits of the region, a task from which he is distracted by a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.  
Novel, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749011343 / 9780749011345  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020356 $16.95
Bond, Michael  
Pamplemousse #13: Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation
Monsieur Pamplemousse is looking forward to a well-earned break in the South of France courtesy of his employer. All he has to do is collect a piece of artwork. But when his contact fails to show and a dismembered body is washed up outside the hotel, his holiday mood evaporates. As Pamplemousse struggles with the case (and with modern technology), his ever-faithful bloodhound Pommes Frites once again demonstrates why, during his time with the Paris Surete, he was one of their top sniffer dogs.  
Novel, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749011394 / 9780749011390  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020357 $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
Cates, Bailey (aka Cattrell, Bailey aka McRae, Cricket)  
Magical Bakery #2: Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti
Katie and her aunt's coven pursue a killer who has stolen a deadly spellbook. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 329 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451238982 / 9780451238986  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020907 $7.99
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
Corby, Gary  
Nicolaos & Diotima #1: The Pericles Commission
Working as an agent for promising young politician Pericles, Nicolaos searches for the assassin responsible for the death of Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens, whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. He finds an increasing number of dead witnesses - but what's really on his mind is how to get closer to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating younger brother Socrates.  
Novel, 349 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952512 / 9781616952518  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021184 $14.95
Cotterill, Colin  
Dr. Siri #08: Slash and Burn
1978: Dr. Siri is sent to supervise the search for the remains of a US pilot whose plane went down ten years earlier in the jungles of northern Laos. The search party includes high-level politicians and scientists; when one of them is found dead, first of a series of 'accidents', it's up to the feisty old coroner to get to the bottom of the mystery.  
Novel, 290 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Soho Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 1616951788 / 9781616951788  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020005 $15.00
Crais, Robert  
Cole & Pike #15: Taken
When the police tell a wealthy industrialist that her missing son has faked his kidnapping, she hires Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. They discover that the boy and his girlfriend have been taken by professional border kidnappers. When Cole goes undercover to try and buy the boy back, he disappears. Pike must retrace Cole's steps through the murderous world of human traffickers.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Watson Award for Mystery Novel with Best Sidekick
 
Novel, 414 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425250598 / 9780425250594  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020886 $9.99
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
Daheim, Mary  
Emma Lord #23: The Alpine Winter
Emma and sheriff Milo Dodge have their holiday festivities interrupted when a decomposed body is discovered in a cave on Mount Sawyer; quite a few people claim it's the remains of their missing loved one.  
Novel, 341 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Ballantine - 2013 - ISBN: 0345502604 / 9780345502605  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021235 $7.99
Dean, Anna  
Dido Kent #3: A Woman of Consequence
1806: On a visit to the ruins of an abbey, Penelope Lambe suffers a bad fall. Then a human skeleton is found at the abbey. Is Miss Lambe's accident connected to this? Everyone is relying on inquisitive spinster Dido Kent to find out.  
Novel, 383 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250020859 / 9781250020857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020718 $14.99
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
Downie, Jill  
Moretti & Falla #2: A Grave Waiting
DI Ed Moretti and DS Liz Falla investigate when an arms dealer is shot to death aboard his yacht. Why was the man visiting Guernsey? And how are a former Folies Bergere dancer, an ex-spy, and a sax-playing financier involved?  
Novel, 362 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dundurn - 2012 - ISBN: 1459706366 / 9781459706361  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019424 $11.99


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