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Downing, David  
John Russell #5: Lehrter Station
Paris, November 1945: Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin and John Russell are entangled in a Soviet intelligence net. Their only way out is to come up with something important enough to make a deal with the Americans.  
Novel, 378 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952202 / 9781616952204  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021191 $15.95
Druon, Maurice  
Accursed Kings #1: The Iron King
Philip the Fair governs his realm with an iron hand. A web of scandal, murder, and intrigue is weaving itself around him, but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter: he sentences Jacques Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1956)  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0007491263 / 9780007491261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022216 $14.99
Dunn, Matthew  
Will Cochrane #2: Sentinel
A cryptic message from an agent operating deep undercover sends CIA special agent Will Cochrane to Russia. His mission: infiltrate a secret submarine base and unmask a double agent - before the US and Russia end up at war.  
Novel, 389 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062037943 / 9780062037947  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021049 $9.99
Edwards, Martin  
Lake District #6: The Frozen Shroud
Daniel Kind, a specialist in the history of murder, becomes fascinated by a pair of murders committed decades apart on Halloween in Ravenbank. He spends Halloween at a party there, only to find death returning to this beautiful but isolated spot. Once again, the victim is a woman, with her damaged face is shrouded from view.  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201072 / 9781464201073  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020966 $14.95
Edwards, Ruth Dudley  
Robert Amiss #10: Carnage on the Committee
The judges for a prestigious literary prize are whittling away at the shortlist when the chair of the committee dies in suspicious circumstances. Robert Amiss (the token sane member of the judging panel) wastes no time in summoning Baroness Jack Troutbeck to step into the chair. A killer targeting the judges doesn't worry the baroness - it's the prospect of modern literature that fills her with dread. But as the judges resume their task, the killer also resumes work.  
Novel, 219 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Poisoned Pen - 2012 - ISBN: 1464201188 / 9781464201189  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020954 $14.95
Ekman, Stefan  
Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings
A scholarly look at what fantasy maps can tell us about what is important in their fictional worlds and the stories that take place there. Discusses works by Tolkien, Brust, Nix, Holdstock, Pratchett, de Lint, Mieville, McKillip, Powers, Goldstein, Donaldson, Jordan, and Gaiman and Vess.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
 
Nonfiction, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Wesleyan - 2013 - ISBN: 081957323X / 9780819573230  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022302 $27.95
Ellison, Harlan  
Web of the City
Reprints the novel inspired by Ellison's experiences going undercover inside a 1950s street gang, plus three thematically-related short stories.
    Contents
  • Web of the City
  • No Way Out (alternate title: Gutter Gang)
  • No Game for Children
  • Stand Still and Die!
 
Novel, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1958)  
Hard Case Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1781164207 / 9781781164204  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021207 $9.95
Esslemont, Ian C.  
Malazan Empire #5: Blood and Bone
Saeng grew up listening to the voices out of her land's forgotten past. And when the magus Thaumaturgs mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader known as the Grey Ghost. Meanwhile, word comes to the Crimson Guard of a mercenary contract in Jacuruku. Their employer: Ardata herself.  
Novel, 586 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765330016 / 9780765330017  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022328 $17.99
Faye, Lyndsay  
Timothy Wilde #1: The Gods of Gotham
Some signed copies expected. 1845: Timothy Wilde is a member of the brand-new New York City Police Department, his beat at the edge of the world's most notorious slum. As he's making his rounds one night, he finds a young girl covered in blood, who claims that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel

Recommended by Elizabeth: Well researched and full of interesting bits of historical detail, giving a vivid sense of the era and location. And the plot has plenty of twists. I am delighted that there will be a sequel.  
Novel, 432 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425261255 / 9780425261255  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020548 $16.00
Fehervari, Peter  
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Caste
Fresh Imperial Guard forces from the Arkhan Confederates are sent to the jungles of the Dolorosa Coil to annihilate the xenos. But the Confederates soon find themselves broken and scattered, fighting a desperate guerrilla war.  
Novel, 409 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Black Library - 2013 - ISBN: 1849703094 / 9781849703093  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021329 $11.99
Feist, Raymond E.  
Chaoswar #2: A Crown Imperiled
The Kesh's invading hordes have descended upon Krondor, but the Conclave and its followers face an even more powerful enemy. Treachery and betrayal threaten the alliance from within, and Pug's magic and wisdom may not be enough to save them.  
Novel, 407 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2013 - ISBN: 0061468428 / 9780061468421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021045 $7.99
Fesperman, Dan  
The Double Game
A few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, a spook turned novelist reveals to young journalist Bill Cage that he'd once considered spying for the enemy. Two decades later, Cage receives an anonymous note hinting that he should have dug deeper, and sets out to find the truth.  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 030774440X / 9780307744401  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022397 $15.95
Flanagan, John  
Brotherband #2: The Invaders
Ages 10 and up. The Herons have won the Brotherband competition! But their celebration is cut short when the Skandians' most sacred artifact is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To recover it, they must traverse stormy seas and battle a group of deadly pirates.  
Novel, 429 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Puffin - 2013 - ISBN: 0142426636 / 9780142426630  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020970 $8.99
Flint, Eric / Huff, Gorg / Goodlett, Paula  
Ring of Fire: 1636: The Kremlin Games
Grantville has bounced back and established its new mission and identity - leaving Bernie Zeppi unable to figure out what to do with himself. Then a Russian emissary arrives and hires him to travel to Moscow and bring the future to a Russia mired in serfdom and convoluted imperial plots. Bernie figures it will be an easy gig. He didn't expect to find his sense of purpose there, from fighting needless typhoid deaths to building Russia's first dirigible. Or to find himself, and the Russian noblewoman he's come to love, embroiled in deadly Kremlin politics.  
Novel, 548 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451638906 / 9781451638905  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021320 $7.99
Flint, Shamini  
Inspector Singh #4: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree
When a key member of the international war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh is murdered, the authorities are determined to write off the incident as a random act of violence. But Inspector Singh, attending as an observer, thinks otherwise, and finds himself caught up in an case with its roots in the Cambodian killing fields.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Piatkus UK - 2011 - ISBN: 0749953470 / 9780749953478  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022280 $12.95
Fluke, Joanne  
Video Kill
Each victim resembles a Hitchcock star, each killing echoes one of the legendary director's films, and the only clue left behind is a gruesome video of the killer's handiwork. Allison knows her screenwriter husband has been extra busy lately. Katy knows her detective ex is hunting for the killer. Each senses something unusual about the men's behavior. But as they attempt to find the truth, they unwitting draw closer to a madman searching for his next leading lady.  
Novel, 400 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758289693 / 9780758289698  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022114 $7.99
Ford, G.M.  
Leo Waterman #07: Thicker than Water
Rebecca was the love of Leo's life, but she married someone else. Now she has vanished. Together with his motley crew of homeless drunks and reprobates, Leo sets out to find her. The stink in the case emanates from none other than Rebecca's new husband, whose lies put Leo in the path of a ruthless gang that will stop at nothing to protect what's theirs.  
Novel, 260 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Thomas & Mercer - 2012 - ISBN: 1612183786 / 9781612183787  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021892 $14.95
French, Tana  
Dublin Murder Squad #4: Broken Harbor
A man and his two young children are dead, and his wife is in intensive care. Mick Kennedy and his rookie partner think the case will be easy, but too many small things can't be explained. The half-dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the family's walls. The files erased from the family computer. The story the wife told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all locks.  
Novel, 450 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143123300 / 9780143123309  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022170 $16.00
Friedman, Daniel  
Buck Schatz #1: Don't Ever Get Old
When Buck, an eighty-seven-year-old retired Memphis cop, learns that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, he decides to hunt down the fugitive and claim the loot. His investigation quickly attracts unfriendly attention from a Mississippi loan shark, a seven-foot-tall Hasidic Jew, and a bloodthirsty maniac bent on rubbing out everybody involved.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Thriller Award for Best First Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250028922 / 9781250028921  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022346 $14.99
Frommer, Sara Hoskinson  
Joan Spencer #7: Her Brother's Keeper
With her daughter's wedding just a few days away, the last thing Joan needs is something else to worry about. Then her mother-in-law, whose mind is failing fast, lands smack in the middle of a murder.  
Novel, 235 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2013 - ISBN: 1564745252 / 9781564745255  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022322 $15.95
Gaiman, Neil  
Make Good Art
The text of his 2012 speech to the graduating class of the University of Arts in Philadelphia.  
Nonfiction, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062266764 / 9780062266767  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New022213 $12.99
Gaiman, Neil (editor) / Headley, Maria Dahvana (editor)  
Unnatural Creatures
Ages 13 and up. This anthology to benefit literacy nonprofit 826DC reprints sixteen stories of fantastical creatures, ranging from the whimsical to the terrifying.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Neil Gaiman
  • (untypeable title) == Gahan Wilson
  • The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees == E. Lily Yu
  • The Griffin and the Minor Canon == Frank R. Stockton
  • Ozioma the Wicked == Nnedi Okorafor
  • Sunbird == Neil Gaiman
  • The Sage of Theare == Diana Wynne Jones
  • Gabriel-Ernest == Saki
  • The Cockatoucan; or, Great-aunt Willoughby == E. Nesbit
  • Moveable Beast == Maria Dahvana Headley
  • The Flight of the Horse == Larry Niven
  • Prismatica == Samuel R. Delany
  • The Manticore, the Mermaid, and Me == Megan Kurashige
  • The Compleat Werewolf == Anthony Boucher
  • The Smile on the Face == Nalo Hopkinson
  • Or All the Seas with Oysters == Avram Davidson
  • Come Lady Death == Peter S. Beagle
 
Anthology, 455 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Harper Collins - 2013 - ISBN: 006223630X / 9780062236302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022233 $9.99
Goldsworthy, Adrian  
106th Foot #1: True Soldier Gentleman
1808: Hamish Williams is a gentleman volunteer, serving with the ranks but living with the officers, and uncomfortable in both worlds. But he is determined to prove himself worthy of advancement, and with the 106th bound for Portugal to fight the French, he knows his chance is at hand.  
Novel, 377 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Phoenix UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0753828367 / 9780753828366  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022282 $12.95
Golemon, David L.  
Event Group #07: Ripper
A small cache of 19th-century notebooks is uncovered, with instructions for creating a mutant gene to turn an ordinary person into an aggressive fighting machine. When the formula is loosed in the Event Group complex, brother will battle brother.  
Novel, 437 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's - 2013 - ISBN: 1250025400 / 9781250025401  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021959 $7.99
Gorodischer, Angelica  
Trafalgar
Don't rush Trafalgar Medrano when he starts telling you about his latest intergalactic sales trip. No one knows whether he actually travels to the stars, but he tells the best tall tales in the city, so why doubt him?  
Novel, 183 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Small Beer Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1618730320 / 9781618730329  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020335 $16.00


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