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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Mystery Scene #127
Articles about Michael Connelly, Nancy Springer, Joanna Carl, courtroom thrillers; reviews; more.  
Magazine, 68 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2012 - ISBN: mystscene127  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021529 $7.50
Adler-Olsen, Jussi  
Department Q #2: The Absent One (UK title: Disgrace)
Signed by the author on the title page. A closed case lands on Detective Carl Morck's desk: a brother and sister were murdered two decades ago, and one of the suspects, a privileged boarding school student, confessed. Irregularities in the case files lead Morck to a homeless woman with secrets that certain influential people would kill to keep buried.  
Novel, 406 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Plume - 2013 - ISBN: 0142196835 / 9780142196830  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022165 $16.00
Aird, Catherine  
Inspector Sloan #08: Some Die Eloquent
As the doctor said, it's not so important what Miss Wansdyke died from as to whom she left a quarter of a million pounds. Inspector Sloan agrees.  
Novel, 159 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1979)  
Rue Morgue - 2012 - ISBN: 160187071X / 9781601870711  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New019877 $14.95
Allan, Barbara (aka Collins, Max Allan & Collins, Barbara)  
Trash 'n' Treasures #06: Antiques Disposal
When Brandy and her mother Vivian win an abandoned storage unit's contents, the good news is a rare vintage cornet. The bad new is the recently stowed body of Big Jim Bob. When the duo finds another stashed victim, the hunt is on for the killer.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Nero Award
 
Novel, 261 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758263619 / 9780758263612  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021076 $7.99
Atherton, Nancy  
Aunt Dimity #17: Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
World-famous artist Amelia Thistle moves to Finch to work on a riddle: a fragment of family diary hints that one of her ancestors may have been Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch. Following the clue, Lori Shepherd hunts through Finch's darkest corners, dodging nosy neighbors and rabid art fans, and, with Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, inching closer to the true story of Meg - and Amelia.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143122711 / 9780143122715  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020610 $8.99
Black, Benjamin  
Quirke #5: Vengeance
Victor de Courcy takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his business partner's son, who becomes the sole witness when de Courcy shoots himself in the chest. DI Hackett and Quirke are investigating when a second death makes it apparent that some terrible secret is threatening to destroy the lives and reputations of some of Dublin's elite.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Picador - 2013 - ISBN: 1250024188 / 9781250024183  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020741 $16.00
Blake, Heather (aka Webber, Heather)  
Wishcraft #3: The Good, the Bad, and the Witchy
An Enchanted Village celebration is cut short when the cake delivery boy is found dead. Now his ghost has imprinted on Darcy - they're bonded until she can untangle the thicket surrounding his murder.  
Novel, 300 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451239695 / 9780451239693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022068 $7.99
Box, C.J.  
Joe Pickett #12: Force of Nature
Trouble arrives from Nate Romanowski's past, and it may be the battle of his life - and Joe's. Nate was in a secret Special Forces unit abroad, and a colleague did something terrible. Now that man is high up in the government, and out to eliminate anyone with knowledge of his wrongdoing. He'll strike at Nate's friends to draw Nate out - which makes the entire Pickett family a target.  
Novel, 446 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425250652 / 9780425250655  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022015 $9.99
Bradford, Laura (aka Casey, Elizabeth Lynn)  
Claire Weatherly #2: Assaulted Pretzel
Claire found the simple life she always wanted when she opened a gift shop in the heart of Amish country. But when murder disrupts her home, it's up to Claire and detective Jakob Fisher to find the not-so-simple truth.  
Novel, 267 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425252000 / 9780425252000  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022023 $7.99
Brett, Simon  
Blotto & Twinks #3: Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera
When valuable paintings are stolen from Tawchester Towers, Blotto vows revenge, but his sister Twinks pragmatically traces the thieves to France. She and Blotto zip off to Paris, then to the Riviera, headquarters of dastardly criminal mastermind La Puce. Will they recover the paintings, vanquish La Puce, and rescue the kidnapped film star I neglected to mention?  
Novel, 205 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384411 / 9781937384418  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020841 $14.95
Brown, Rita Mae / Brown, Sneaky Pie  
Mrs. Murphy #20: The Big Cat Nap
Inexplicable car accidents are being attributed to driver error, but Harry suspects that something is amiss, and begins to investigate, aided by her intrepid team of feline, canine, and equine helpers.  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Bantam - 2013 - ISBN: 0345530454 / 9780345530455  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022411 $7.99
Camilleri, Andrea  
Montalbano #15: The Dance of the Seagull
Inspector Montalbano is watching a seagull do an odd dance on the beach outside his home when the bird suddenly drops dead. Then he learns that his right-hand man Fazio is missing, last seen on the docks working on a case. Setting out to find him, Montalbano discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder.  
Novel, 277 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143122614 / 9780143122616  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020606 $15.00
Child, Lincoln  
Jeremy Logan #3: The Third Gate
A famous explorer's archaeological team is attempting to locate the tomb of Egypt's King Narmer, and his double crown, which supposedly possesses mystical powers. When a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences raise fears that the expedition is cursed, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought in to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions - and alarm.  
Novel, 403 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 0307473740 / 9780307473745  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021236 $7.99
Conant, Susan  
Dog Lovers #19: Brute Strength
Lately, it seems wherever Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter turns, things go wrong: an anonymous call turns vicious, her husband is keeping secrets, and acquaintances are dying under mysterious circumstances. Then Holly's own life is threatened. Can the brute strength of her beloved malamutes Rowdy, Kimi, and Sammy protect her?  
Novel, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2011)  
Severn House - 2012 - ISBN: 1448360137 / 9781448360130  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021471 $8.99
Corby, Gary  
Nicolaos & Diotima #2: The Ionia Sanction
Hired by Pericles to find out who murdered a diplomat, Nico soon finds himself on a mission to Ephesus to stop a plot to invade and destroy Athens.  
Novel, 335 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952520 / 9781616952525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021193 $14.95
Cotterill, Colin  
Jimm Juree #2: Grandad, There's A Head on the Beach
Jimm has mixed feelings when a head washes up on the beach near their southern Thailand home. It's tragic, of course, but it could be the sort of sensational murder that would help her journalism career. Now all she has to do is find out who was murdered, and why.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250025184 / 9781250025180  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020743 $15.99
Cumming, Charles  
Tom Kell #1: A Foreign Country
First an elderly French couple are brutally murdered while vacationing in Egypt. Next a young French accountant is kidnapped on the streets of Paris. Then the woman who is about to become head of MI6 disappears in the south of France. Desperate to find her, and to keep the press from learning that she's missing, the British turn to disgraced MI6 officer Tom Kell.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 429 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's - 2013 - ISBN: 1250029988 / 9781250029980  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021971 $9.99
Curtis, Waverly  
Barking Detective #2: Chihuahua Confidential
In Hollywood to perform on reality TV show Dancing with Dogs, novice PI Geri Sullivan and her sleuthing Chihuahua Pepe investigate when the judge everyone loves to hate becomes the judge someone wanted dead.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758274963 / 9780758274960  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020845 $7.99
Cussler, Clive / Scott, Justin  
Isaac Bell #05: The Thief
1910: A pair of European scientists have a new invention that will revolutionize business and popular culture; Bell must stop an agent intent on stealing it for the Germans.  
Novel, 420 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425259293 / 9780425259290  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022013 $9.99
Dams, Jeanne M.  
Dorothy Martin #10: A Dark and Stormy Night
When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are invited to a country house weekend, they expect nothing more explosive than the Guy Fawkes fireworks. Having read every Agatha Christie story ever written, Dorothy should have known better.  
Novel, 183 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Severn House - 2012 - ISBN: 1448360145 / 9781448360147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021470 $8.99
Davis, Lindsey  
Master and God
A devastating fire in first-century Rome leads to a lifelong friendship between Gaius Vinius, an imperial bodyguard, and Flavia Lucilla, a member of the imperial court who creates toupees for the balding and increasingly paranoid Emperor Domitian. Together they watch Domitian's once-talented rule unravel into madness and cruelty, until those closest to him conspire to remove him.  
Novel, 452 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2013 - ISBN: 1250021553 / 9781250021557  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022349 $16.99
Donally, Claire  
Sunny & Shadow #2: Cat Nap
Sunny agrees to help vet Jane Rigsdale confront her ex Martin about his money-grubbing ways. When Martin is murdered, Sunny and her cat Shadow team up to sniff out the killer and clear Jane's name.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425252132 / 9780425252130  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022083 $7.99
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
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
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


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