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Newsletter 102
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Shapiro, B.A.  
The Art Forger
On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art, worth millions, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and struggling young artist Claire Roth is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.  
Novel, 360 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Algonquin - 2013 - ISBN: 1616203161 / 9781616203160  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023634 $14.95
Shelton, Paige  
Country Cooking School #3: If Bread Could Rise to the Occasion
Gram and Betts have two mysteries demanding their attention: a stranger who insists he was accepted to the school; and the ghost of Cylas Gent, a young man who might have a romantic past with Gram. And when one of their new students is murdered, itís up to the country cooks to catch a killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 042525223X / 9780425252239  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023169 $7.99
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Jump Universe #2: The Price of Peace
On the scattering of planets along the Rim, remnant thugs of the Unity Party still hold power. In the shipping lanes of Rim Space, pirates roam freely. Commander Izzy Umboto and Lieutenant Terrence Tordon will soon learn that enforcing the peace can be just as expensive as fighting the war - and the cost will be counted in human lives.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0441006957 / 9780441006953  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023655 $7.99
Sipila, Jarkko  
Helsinki Homicide #07: Cold Trail
Signed by the author on the title page. A convicted wife-murderer escapes from his father's funeral. But why would he flee now, with over half his sentence served? As the manhunt begins, Detective Lt. Kari Takamaki and his homicide team dig into the old evidence. Was the man guilty? Or an innocent man unjustly sentenced to life in prison?  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Ice Cold Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0982444982 / 9780982444986  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023657 $13.95
Spencer, Wen  
Elfhome #3: Elfhome
Winter is coming, supplies are running low, and political ties are fraying. Hidden somewhere in Pittsburgh's crumbling neighborhoods, the oni are growing in number and attacking from the shadows. Tinker is determined to make her city a place of freedom. But seven elf children are already missing - and the oni eat their prisoners when they're no longer useful.  
Novel, 525 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639120 / 9781451639124  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023272 $7.99
Spencer-Fleming, Julia  
Fergusson & Van Alstyne #5: To Darkness and to Death
Millie van der Hoeven has decided to sell her family's Adirondack estate to a nature conservancy. But on the day of the land transfer, her brother calls the police to report that Millie has disappeared in the cold November forest. Reverend Clare Fergusson joins the search; she and police chief Russ Van Alstyne discover that someone is desperate to stop the sale.  
Novel, 311 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 1250016061 / 9781250016065  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021949 $14.99
Stamboulieh, Katrina  
In Plain Sight
When her best friend Samantha is murdered, Rea suspects Sam's boyfriend Peter, a Russian national, had her murdered to keep his dealings with Afghanistan secret. When the Minneapolis police don't find any evidence, Rea decides to investigate on her own.  
Novel, 211 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
2013 - ISBN: 098896872X / 9780988968721  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022590 $14.95
Stewart, Mary  
This Rough Magic
Actress Lucy Waring is delighted to spend a holiday with her sister on the Greek island of Corfu, especially when she learns that a nearby house has been rented by Sir Julian Gale, an English theatrical legend. But when a local boy is killed, and someone begins shooting at a tame dolphin in the bay, it becomes clear that all is not sunny in their corner of the island.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1965 Edgar Award for Best Mystery
 
Novel, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1964)  
Chicago Review - 2013 - ISBN: 1613744501 / 9781613744505  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022592 $14.95
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #4: The Apocalypse Codex
When an American televangelist with the ability to heal miraculously becomes uncomfortably close to the British Prime Minister, The Laundry dispatches the brilliant and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the man's ministry and uncover the preacher's agenda. It's Bob Howard's job to make sure Persephone doesn't cause an international incident. But it's a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about - a global threat that even The Laundry may be unable to clean up.  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 042525643X / 9780425256435  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023142 $7.99
Taber, Deb  
Necessary Ill
Jin designs plagues to bring the world back into balance - between population and resources, creation and destruction, choice and certainty - a balance more important to it than any individual life. Sandy, a young woman thrust violently out of her farm life into the dispassionate science of neuters like Jin, discovers her own need for balance - between safety and adventure, art and science, self-protection and love. But as the world is thrown off balance for all, Jin and Sandy must learn to see in new ways, for the survival of friends and enemies alike.  
Novel, 347 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760223 / 9781619760226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022594 $20.00
TenNapel, Doug  
Tommysaurus Rex
Ages 8 and up. While exploring a cave near his grandpa's house, Ely discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur.  
Graphic Novel, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Scholastic Graphix - 2013 - ISBN: 0545483832 / 9780545483834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023443 $10.99
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #08: A Long Shadow
1919: When Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge finds a brass cartridge casing with mysterious markings, he pockets it. When he finds another, he realizes someone is hunting him. But who? And will Rutledge live long enough to find out why?  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061208515 / 9780061208515  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022624 $14.99
Tope, Rebecca  
Thea Osborne #10: Malice in the Cotswolds
When a house-sitting assignment takes Thea and her dog to an isolated village, Thea finds herself ill at ease. Her intuition is proved right when a local boy is found strangled. His mother becomes the prime suspect, but Thea believes in her innocence, and investigates.  
Novel, 414 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749012331 / 9780749012335  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022419 $16.95
Tracy, P.J.  
Monkeewrench #6: Off the Grid
On a sailboat off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride thwarts a murder attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. Back in Minneapolis, homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth investigate six murders that occurred in the same neighborhood within twenty-four hours. They learn there have been similar murders in other US cities, and the accumulated evidence points to a suspect that shocks them to the core - and puts the Monkeewrench team in the line of fire.  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Signet - 2013 - ISBN: 0451418794 / 9780451418791  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023145 $9.99
Turtledove, Harry  
War That Came Early #4: Coup d'etat
Winter, 1941: As the Germans, with England and France on their side, slam deep into Russia, Stalin's terrible machine fights for its life. Following the suspicious death of Winston Churchill, with his staunch anti-Nazi views, a small cabal begins to imagine the unthinkable in a nation long famous for respecting the rule of law. Meanwhile, in America, a woman who has met Hitler face-to-face urges her countrymen to wake up to his evil.  
Novel, 434 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 0345524667 / 9780345524669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023515 $16.00
van de Wetering, Janwillem  
Grijpstra & de Gier #01: Outsider in Amsterdam
When the founder of a new religious society/commune is found hanging from a ceiling beam, Detective-Adjutant Gripstra and Sergeant de Gier of the Amsterdam police are sent to investigate.  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1975)  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616953004 / 9781616953003  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023549 $9.99
Varley, John  
Good-Bye Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories
Signed by the author and numbered of 1000 copies. Eleven previously uncollected sf stories and novellas.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Funhouse Effect
  • Retrograde Summer
  • In the Bowl
  • Blue Champagne
  • Bagatelle
  • Equinoctial
  • Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe
  • Lollipop and the Tar Baby
  • The Black Hole Passes
  • The Unprocessed Word
  • The Manhattan Phone Book (Abridged)
 
Collection, 338 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596065281 / 9781596065284  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022597 $45.00
Varley, John  
Slow Apocalypse
Screenwriter Dave Marshall thought the scenario sounded implausible when he heard it from a government consultant on his last film: a scientist releases a virus that feeds on petroleum into an Iraqi oil field, but it spreads to infect the entire international fuel supply. Now it's become a terrifying reality.  
Novel, 484 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425262138 / 9780425262139  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023141 $7.99
Verba, Joan Marie  
Sword of Queens
Signed by the author on the title page. In over five hundred years, no one has ever seen the evil lord Tashtalon, but when he puts the kingdom of Somerlie to sleep every night, people disappear, never to be seen again. Gill thought these things could not possibly be changed, but strange events point her to the Sword of Queens, a magical weapon that can defeat Tashtalon.  
Novel, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
FTL - 2012 - ISBN: 193688111X / 9781936881116  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022536 $15.95
Verne, Jules  
Travel Scholarships
Nine students set sail for their Caribbean island homelands, not knowing that, before they boarded, escaped convicts hijacked the ship and murdered the crew.  
Novel, 402 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Wesleyan - 2013 - ISBN: 0819565121 / 9780819565129  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023649 $29.95
Wahloo, Per  
The Assignment
When Manuel Ortega is appointed to replace an assassinated Provincial Resident, he is plunged into a corrupt world. Two extremist factions are at odds, and Ortega is caught in the middle, surrounded by people he's not sure he can trust. As the tension rises, Ortega must take action, but what will he do?  
Novel, 243 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1965)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744760 / 9780307744760  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023529 $15.00
Wahloo, Per  
The Generals
Corporal Velder is on trial, accused of acts against the military, government, and society. As the proceedings unfold, we learn of the island country's descent into tyranny, and the civil war that erupted when a secret armed force brought the current generals to power. The tribunal forces Velder to reconstruct the events, battles, and defeat of the rebellion. As the inevitable verdict is pronounced, Velder's testimony just might produce another revolution.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744787 / 9780307744784  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023530 $15.00
Wahloo, Per  
A Necessary Action (UK title: The Lorry)
Willi Mohr - former German soldier, starving artist, drifter - is arrested and subjected to a lengthy interrogation. Unwillingly, he is drawn back to the year he spent in Spain, the deaths of a Norwegian couple he shared a house with there, and his attempts to discover how they died. As the interrogation intensifies, Mohr realizes that his activities have implicated him in a dangerous political situation.  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1968)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744744 / 9780307744746  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023531 $15.00
Warren, Robert B.  
Plato Jones #1: Murder on Olympus
After a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones was through with the Gods - they're all jerks - and their political games. Until he's drawn into a murder investigation where the targets are the Gods themselves. But how can he solve a crime that's impossible to commit? And what chance does a mortal PI have against something powerful enough to kill a God?  
Novel, 376 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dragonfairy - 2013 - ISBN: 0985023066 / 9780985023065  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022587 $16.95
Weber, David  
Safehold #6: Midst Toil and Tribulation
Wars and intrigues have cascaded from Charis' declaration of independence, and now the Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos: a vicar of the Church of God Awaiting has engineered a rebellion against the Lord Protector, bringing civil war to the nation at harvest time.  
Novel, 806 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765361264 / 9780765361264  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022860 $8.99


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