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Newsletter 102
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Monbrun, Estelle  
Murder Chez Proust
When the haughty, conniving president of the Proust Association is murdered, Inspector Jean-Pierre Foucheroux is overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of suspects: from her assistant to her colleagues, her fiance to her lover, almost everyone the woman knew had motive to kill her.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Arcade - 2013 - ISBN: 1611458129 / 9781611458121  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023241 $14.95
Monk, Devon  
Age of Steam #1: Dead Iron
Men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for America. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder, a powerful device now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk the Earth.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 Trade PB  
Roc - 2013 - ISBN: 0451464273 / 9780451464279  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023122 $7.99
Montalban, Manuel Vazquez  
Pepe Carvalho #02: Tattoo
Franco-era Spain: Barcelona PI Pepe Carvalho is hired to investigate when a body is pulled out of the sea. The cops think the murder was connected to drug dealers and brothels, but Carvalho's gut tells him something more is going on. He's only got one clue, a tattoo on the dead man's body reading 'Born to Raise Hell in Hell'.  
Novel, 211 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Melville International Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1612192084 / 9781612192086  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023553 $14.95
Morrigan, Laura  
Call of the Wilde #1: Woof at the Door
Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde keeps her ability to communicate psychically with animals under wraps, but when a Doberman is the only witness to a crime, Grace will have to let the cat out of the bag to catch a killer.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425257193 / 9780425257197  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023134 $7.99
Nabb, Magdalen  
Guarnaccia #01: Death of an Englishman
When a well-connected Englishman is murdered, Scotland Yard dispatches two officers to 'assist' the Florentine Carabinieri in solving the crime. But it is Marshal Guarnaccia who manages to figure out what happened, and why.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 1981 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
 
Novel, 185 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1981)  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952997 / 9781616952990  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023543 $9.99
Nadel, Barbara  
Cetin Ikmen #15: Deadline
When Inspector Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel, he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Halfway through the evening, one of the actors is found actually dead in the room where Agatha Christie used to stay.  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Headline UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0755388909 / 9780755388905  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023423 $13.95
Neri, Kris  
Tracy Eaton #4: Revenge on Route 66
Cafe owner Lucy Crier plugged her ex and went to the big house for murder. That's why it's perplexing when she's seen dodging traffic along Route 66. Aging Hollywood hunk Alec Grainger uses that mystery as a lure for his daughter Tracy and her sweetie Drew. But the road takes a darker turn when Lucy's smarmy son turns up dead, and an even stranger bend when the FBI calls Tracy one of America's Most Wanted.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Cherokee McGhee - 2013 - ISBN: 1937556026 / 9781937556020  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022476 $17.95
Ness, Patrick (writer) / Kay, Jim (artist)  
A Monster Calls
Ages 12 and up. Black & white illustrations throughout. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting - he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal
♦  Winner of the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal
 
Novel, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Candlewick - 2013 - ISBN: 0763660655 / 9780763660659  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022470 $8.99
Niven, Larry / Lerner, Edward M.  
Fleet of Worlds #5: Fate of Worlds
Without warning the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets - who are now targeting the Puppeteers. But adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled Puppeteer known as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power. One way or another, the fabled race of Puppeteers may have come to the end of their days.  
Novel, 411 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765366495 / 9780765366498  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022648 $8.99
Norton, Andre  
Ice and Shadow: Ice Crown / Brother to Shadows
Ice Crown: Roane, a young archaeologist, makes planetfall on a previously off-limits world, and finds herself searching for a powerful artifact that could free the enslaved populace.

Brother to Shadows: When he is cast out of the assassin's guild by a corrupt priest, who has designs on long-lost powerful technology, Jofre teams up with a reptilian alien ally to find the Forerunners' hidden hoard.  
Omnibus, 646 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1970 / 1993)  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639139 / 9781451639131  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023278 $7.99
O'Connell, John  
Baskerville
Dartmoor, 1900: Arthur Conan Doyle and his friend Bertram Fletcher Robinson are researching a detective novel collaboration with a new hero, featuring a monstrous dog. London, 1902: The Hound of the Baskervilles is published, featuring Holmes back from the dead. Conan Doyle and Fletcher Robinson have not spoken for two years, and the book is credited to just one author. But who really wrote it? And what happened on the moor to drive two friends apart?  
Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Marble Arch - 2013 - ISBN: 1476730237 / 9781476730233  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023333 $16.00
Pajer, Bernadette  
Professor Bradshaw #3: Capacity for Murder
Famed for its restorative rest-cure, fermented diets, and Dr. Hornsby's electrotherapeutics, no one has ever died at Healing Sands Sanitarium. Until now. When Professor Bradshaw is summoned to investigate, he knows this was no accident, but his only clue to foul play is as insubstantial as smoke - to anyone other than an electrical engineer.  
Novel, 252 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201285 / 9781464201288  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022208 $14.95
Palma, Félix J.  
H.G. Wells #2: The Map of the Sky
New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her challenge to reproduce the invasion featured in Wells' The War of the Worlds. Three interconnected plots tell a tale of time travel and mystery, with appearances by a young Edgar Allan Poe as well as Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow.  
Novel, 591 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Atria - 2013 - ISBN: 1451660324 / 9781451660326  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023319 $16.00
Pardoe, Blaine Lee  
Tannhauser: Operation Night Eagle
Novel based on the game.  
Novel, 298 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Fantasy Flight Games - 2012 - ISBN: 1616610980 / 9781616610982  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018965 $8.99
Pascoe, Jim / Fassbender, Tom  
By the Balls: The Complete Collection
Includes two novels and five short stories (two original to this volume). In a Nevada city, PI Ben Drake sniffs out killers, thieves, kidnappers, cock fighters, double crossers, crooked cops, and numbers runners - all culminating in the bizarre murder of Gentleman Joe Biggs, a well-loved local bowling hero. As he continues to crack clues in the case, Drake is drawn deeper into a criminal conspiracy.
    Contents
  • The True History of By the Balls and the Birth of UglyTown (introduction)
  • Fireproof
  • Partners
  • Five Shots and a Funeral
  • A Punch in the Gut and a Bag Full of Oranges
  • Faze Out
  • By the Balls
  • Across the Line
  • Kind Words (appreciations from other authors, artists, and editors)
  • Acknowledgments
 
Omnibus, 477 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 1617751596 / 9781617751592  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022503 $16.95
Pearce, Michael  
Mamur Zapt #03: The Donkey-Vous
1900s Egypt: How is it possible that two tourists disappeared while taking tea on the terrace at the highly respectable Shepheard's Hotel, and no one saw anything? Are these ordinary crimes, or symbolic blows at the British? Captain Owen, head of Cairo's Political CID, investigates.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201358 / 9781464201356  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022521 $14.95
Pearce, Michael  
Mamur Zapt #04: The Men Behind
1900s Egypt: Captain Owen, head of Cairo's Political CID, investigates a series of attacks aimed at public officials.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 1991 UK Crime Writers' Association Last Laugh Dagger

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201366 / 9781464201363  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022522 $14.95
Pearce, Michael  
Mamur Zapt #17: The Bride Box
1912: When a little girl is discovered riding under a train from Luxor, Captain Owen, head of Cairo's political CID, is called in to investigate. As the end of British control of Egypt approaches, Owen finds himself confronting a political storm when his investigations uncover a tangled web of family loyalties and betrayals, with its roots in a slave trade long supposed to have been stamped out in Egypt.  
Novel, 202 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Severn House - 2013 - ISBN: 0727883038 / 9780727883032  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022655 $28.95
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #08: The Beautiful Mystery
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir investigate when the renowned choir director of an isolated, cloistered Quebec monastery is murdered.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2013 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250031125 / 9781250031129  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022975 $16.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #02: The Light Fantastic
With a monstrous red star on a collision course, the future of life on the Discworld appears uncertain at best. Fortunately, there is one individual who can save Discworld from total destruction. Unfortunately, that happens to be Rincewind, a singularly inept wizard who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.  
Novel, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062225685 / 9780062225689  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022429 $9.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #03: Equal Rites
A dying wizard, searching for an eighth son of an eighth son to bestow his wizardly powers upon, unknowingly chooses an infant girl. This is going to cause a lot of chaos and confusion at Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University, the Discworld's - up until now all-male - school for wizards.  
Novel, 264 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062225693 / 9780062225696  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022430 $9.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #04: Mort
Death comes to young Mort with an offer the young man can't refuse. Actually, it's a pretty good deal. As Death's apprentice, Mort will have free board and lodging. He'll get use of the company horse. But Mort soon discovers a downside to working for the Reaper Man - when it comes to your love life, the job can be a killer.  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062225715 / 9780062225719  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022428 $9.99
Pratchett, Terry / Baxter, Stephen  
Long Earth #1: The Long Earth
Western Front, 1916: Private Percy Blakeney wakes up lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves of the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015: Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humanity views the world. And that's an understatement if ever there was one . . .  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062068687 / 9780062068682  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023053 $9.99
Pratt, Tim  
Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Blade
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 369 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Paizo - 2013 - ISBN: 1601255152 / 9781601255150  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022582 $9.99
Pryor, Mark  
Hugo Marston #2: The Crypt Thief
Two tourists, one of them American, are murdered in a Parisian cemetery. The killer then steals part of the skeleton of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. Hugo Marston, head of security at the US Embassy, helps investigate.  
Novel, 252 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Seventh Street - 2013 - ISBN: 1616147857 / 9781616147853  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023522 $15.95


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