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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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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 #4: 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  
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
Kallentoft, Mons  
Malin Fors #1: Midwinter Blood (UK title: Midwinter Sacrifice)
When a man's mutilated, naked body is found hanging from a lone oak tree near Linkoping, Sweden, ambitious superintendent Malin Fors is assigned to the case. She and her team must identify the dead man, and hunt down a killer who has just begun his work.  
Novel, 454 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Atria Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1451642520 / 9781451642520  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020108 $15.00
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 #4: 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
Kent, Christobel  
Sandro Cellini #2: A Fine and Private Place (alternate title: A Murder in Tuscany)
When the director of an artists' retreat in the hills outside Florence is found dead, PI Sandro Cellini does not believe it's an accident. As he attempts to uncover the truth, he is drawn into the lives of the retreat's small, highly strung community.  
Novel, 344 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1937384365 / 9781937384364  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020837 $14.95
Läckberg, Camilla  
Patrik Hedstrom #3: The Stonecutter
In the Swedish resort town of Fjallbacka, a little girl's body is found in a fisherman's net. Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has just become a father, faces the grim task of finding the killer of this child he knew well.  
Novel, 506 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Free Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1451621868 / 9781451621860  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021263 $15.99
Leonard, Elmore  
Raylan Givens #3: Raylan
Federal Marshall Raylan Givens hunts down a perp, only to find him naked in a bathtub, doped up and missing his kidneys. Raylan knows there's big money in body parts, but by the time he finds out who's making the cuts, he's naked in a bathtub, with Layla the transplant nurse about to go for his kidneys.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062119478 / 9780062119476  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021005 $14.99
MacBride, Stuart  
Logan McRae #07: Shatter the Bones
When Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensations, competitors in a reality TV show, are kidnapped, the public react with grief and rage, and the media demand action. But DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have no forensic evidence, and the investigation is going nowhere.  
Novel, 453 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Harper Collins UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0007344244 / 9780007344246  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021434 $12.99
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #02: Enter a Murderer
Inspector Alleyn has been invited to the opening night of a new play, in which two characters quarrel and then struggle for a gun, with tragic results. Particularly since the gun was not, in fact, loaded with blanks.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1934609854 / 9781934609859  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020831 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #06: Artists in Crime
Inspector Alleyn investigates when a model is stabbed to death at the artists' community down the road from his mother's house. And wouldn't you know it: Miss Agatha Troy is one of the community's most outspoken members.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1937384276 / 9781937384272  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020832 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #07: Death in a White Tie
Ah, the London Debutante Season. Giggles, tea-dances, white dresses, inappropriate romances, and too much champagne. And, apparently, a blackmailer. But before Inspector Alleyn and his assistant Lord 'Bunchy' Gospell can crack the case, a murder is announced.  
Novel, 323 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1937384306 / 9781937384302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020833 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #08: Overture to Death
Inspector Alleyn's latest case involves two waspish, gossiping snobs. But were they really unpleasant enough to provoke a murderer?  
Novel, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1937384322 / 9781937384326  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020834 $14.95
Marston, Edward  
Daniel Rawson #5: A Very Murdering Battle
1709: With the French starving, and their army weakened by desertions, King Louis XIV is at the Hague, searching for peace on almost any terms. Captain Daniel Rawson is sent to Paris to seek out vital information that could secure an advantageous peace treaty for England.  
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749011548 / 9780749011543  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020359 $16.95
Marston, Edward  
Home Front Detective #1: A Bespoke Murder
1915: As zeppelin bombs fall on London and the Lusitania is sunk, anti-German hysteria reaches fever pitch, and attacks on German immigrants surge. Jacob Stein's bespoke tailoring business comes under brutal attack, leaving his safe ransacked, his daughter Ruth raped and traumatized, and Jacob dead. Inspector Harvey Marmion is detailed to the case and faces an uphill struggle to track down the perpetrators, even up to the chaos of the Front Line. But was the murder as opportunistic as it first appears, or did someone with a deadly grudge plan the attack?  
Novel, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749011440 / 9780749011444  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020360 $16.95
McKinlay, Jenn  
Library Lover's #3: Book, Line, and Sinker
When the Briar Creek tourism director hires a salvage company to dig up treasure buried over three hundred years ago, then turns up murdered, Lindsey Norris must do some digging of her own, before the killer buries the truth for good. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 283 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425251764 / 9780425251768  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020861 $7.99
Millett, Larry  
Shadwell Rafferty #3: Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery
Signed by the author on the title page. Holmes and Watson head to Minnesota to retrieve the newly discovered Kensington Rune Stone. But the farmer who found it is murdered and the stone is stolen on the day they arrive. They'll need the help of Shadwell Rafferty to find the stone and the killer.  
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
University of Minnesota Press - 2012 - ISBN: 0816677042 / 9780816677047  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020821 $14.95
Millett, Larry  
Shadwell Rafferty #4: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance
On the day before President McKinley is due to visit Minneapolis, a union activist is found hanged, naked, outside a ruined mansion. Shadwell Rafferty searches for answers, putting himself in danger. Luckily, his old friends Holmes and Watson are on the way.  
Novel, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
University of Minnesota Press - 2012 - ISBN: 0816677050 / 9780816677054  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020822 $14.95
Millett, Larry  
Shadwell Rafferty #5: The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes
Signed by the author on the title page. An old foe is back, has kidnapped a widow, and is now impersonating Holmes. Holmes and Watson chase the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago. But they'll need some assistance from Shadwell Rafferty to settle the score once and for all - before Holmes winds up framed for the crime.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
University of Minnesota Press - 2012 - ISBN: 0816669937 / 9780816669936  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020823 $14.95
Mosley, Walter  
Leonid McGill #4: All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from a company across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting her man, but she didn't deny it. The DA was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 326 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
NAL (New American Library) - 2013 - ISBN: 0451239164 / 9780451239167  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020573 $15.00
Paretsky, Sara  
V.I. Warshawski #15: Breakdown
Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in the Carmilla Club hold a ritual in a cemetery, they stumble on a corpse: a man stabbed through the heart, vampire-slayer style. The club includes girls from some of Chicago's most powerful families. Is the killing linked to a hostile media campaign against Senate candidate Sophy Durango? Or wealthy Chaim Salanter's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania? As V.I. Warshawski struggles for answers, she finds herself fighting enemies who are all too human.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
 
Novel, 470 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Signet - 2012 - ISBN: 045123880X / 9780451238801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020874 $9.99
Pearce, Michael  
Mamur Zapt #01: The Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet
1908: When the attempted assassination of a veteran politician raises fears of a terrorist attack during a major Moslem religious festival, it's up to Captain Owen, head of Cairo's Political CID, to get to the bottom of things.  
Novel, 225 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
Poisoned Pen - 2012 - ISBN: 1464200645 / 9781464200649  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019421 $14.95
Pearce, Michael  
Mamur Zapt #02: The Night of the Dog
The body of a dog has been discovered in a Coptic tomb, a supreme Moslem insult that could touch off a furor among the Christian community. Captain Owen attempts to deal with the situation while enduring a visit from an English MP who is intent on inspecting the administration's account books. What's more, Captain Owen is commanded to show the MP's niece the sights; however, this was not meant to include seeing a dervish stabbed right before her eyes.  
Novel, 225 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Poisoned Pen - 2012 - ISBN: 1464200653 / 9781464200656  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019422 $14.95


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