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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #10: Surfeit of Lampreys (alternate title: Death of a Peer)
The aristocratic Lamprey family exemplifies charm, wit, and a chronic lack of funds. So they may perhaps be forgiven for doing a little jig when the wealthy but unpleasant Lord Wutherwood is killed and the resulting inheritance saves their bacon. Inspector Alleyn would like to figure out whether they murdered their benefactor.  
Novel, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384535 / 9781937384531  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022525 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #11: Death and the Dancing Footman
The wealthy (and generally unspeakable) Jonathan Royal has decided to throw a party and, just for fun, has studded the guest-list with people who loathe one another. When a blizzard imprisons them all in Royal's country house, murder ensues. And there are nearly as many suspects as there are potential victims. Eventually, Inspector Alleyn makes his way through the snow to sort things out.  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384543 / 9781937384548  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022526 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #12: Colour Scheme
Colonel Claire's mud-baths resort in New Zealand is on the brink of being taken over by a local blowhard who may be a Nazi spy. Inspector Alleyn has been sent to the resort to sort things out. But he's in disguise, and even the canniest readers will have trouble picking him out from the resort's motley cast of characters.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1943)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384551 / 9781937384555  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022527 $14.95
Marston, Edward  
Robert Colbeck #09: The Stationmaster's Farewell
Guy Fawkes Night, 1857: Joel Heygate was the popular stationmaster at Exeter St. David's railway station, so the town is horrified when his remains are discovered in the embers of the annual Bonfire Night celebration. DI Robert Colbeck unearths three suspects, but are they missing something? When Heygate's diary turns up, a fourth suspect emerges.  
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749013060 / 9780749013066  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022816 $16.95
Martin, Nancy  
Blackbird Sisters #08: No Way to Kill a Lady
Nora, Libby, and Emma are excited to inherit from their great-aunt Madeleine, until they find the house in a state of decay and all of Madeleine's to-die-for treasures gone. Worse, the mansion has been hiding a grisly secret - a woman's long-dead body. Now it's up to the sisters and Nora's mobster boyfriend Mick to uncover the truth.  
Novel, 349 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 045141862X / 9780451418623  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023183 $7.99
McCallin, Luke  
Gregor Reinhardt #1: The Man from Berlin
In World War II Yugoslavia, military intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt investigates the murders of a German officer and a young Yugoslavian filmmaker who was a hero to her people.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger
 
Novel, 435 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425263053 / 9780425263051  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022732 $16.00
McPherson, Catriona  
As She Left It
When she was twelve, Opal Jones escaped her mum's endless drinking. Returning to their Leeds cottage after her mum's death, Opal feels like she's gone back in time - except that her favorite neighbor's grandson disappeared years ago. As the door Opal closed on her past begins to open, she uncovers more secrets about the people who were once her friends.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 0738736775 / 9780738736778  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023216 $14.99
Meier, Leslie  
Lucy Stone #04: Back to School Murder
Mother and part-time reporter Lucy Stone investigates a murder at the Tinker's Cove elementary school.  
Novel, 268 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758288352 / 9780758288356  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022999 $7.99
Minnesota Crime Wave  
Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Malice from the Land of Minnesota Nice
Fifteen stories by Minnesota crime writers. Some will scare you. Some will make you cringe. All will put to rest the myth of Minnesota Nice! If you read these before bed, don't expect sweet dreams.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Pete Hautman
  • This Old House == Marilyn Victory
  • The Dark Under the Bed == Richard A. Thompson
  • Desperados == Michael Allan Mallory
  • Death by Potato Salad == Jess Lourey
  • Murder & Crossing == Mary Logue
  • An Age-old Solution == Lori L. Lake
  • Woman in Ice == William Kent Krueger
  • A Turn of the Card == David Housewright
  • Overstuffed == Ellen Hart
  • The Butler Didn't == Elizabeth Gunn
  • Iced == Lois Greiman
  • Minesota Iced == Pat Dennis
  • The Horse He Rode In On == Carl Brookins
  • Stone Arch Bridge == Judith Yates Borger
  • Blue-eyed Mary == Joel Arnold
 
Anthology, 172 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Nodin - 2013 - ISBN: 1935666436 / 9781935666431  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023658 $16.00
Monaghan, Annabel  
Digit Higgins #1: A Girl Named Digit
Ages 12 and up. When Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon she is investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping.  
Novel, 187 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Graphia - 2013 - ISBN: 0544022483 / 9780544022485  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023439 $7.99
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
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
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
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
Quadruppani, Serge  
The Sudden Disappearance of the Worker Bees
On vacation with her husband, police inspector Simona Tavianello stops at the local beekeeper's shop to buy some honey, only to find a body lying in the entrance. The dead man worked for a controversial biotech company, and he was killed with Simona's gun.  
Novel, 204 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Arcade - 2013 - ISBN: 1611458404 / 9781611458404  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023239 $23.95
Quinn, Spencer (aka Abrahams, Peter)  
Chet & Bernie #5: A Fistful of Collars
The mayor lures a movie shoot to the Valley, and hires Chet and Bernie to keep Thad Perry, the film's bad-boy star, out of trouble. They discover that Thad's past includes a mysterious connection to the Valley - and the people who might know about it are turning up dead. Also, Chad's cat Brando seems hellbent on making trouble for Chet.  
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Atria - 2013 - ISBN: 1451665172 / 9781451665178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023341 $16.00
Rice, Craig  
John Malone #03: The Wrong Murder
Jake and Helene are about to tie the knot - except Helene has been arrested for speeding. And Jake has bet a wedding guest that she can't commit a murder he can't solve - which she thinks would be a great way to get her picture in the newspaper. When a corpse turns up, Jake thinks it's part of the bet, and enlists the help of lawyer John J. Malone.  
Novel, 158 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940)  
Rue Morgue - 2013 - ISBN: 1601870744 / 9781601870742  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022437 $14.95
Robb, J.D. (aka Roberts, Nora)  
Eve Dallas #36: Calculated in Death
When a woman is murdered on Manhattan's Upper East Side and someone steals files from her office, Lt. Eve Dallas must immerse herself in the world of big business to find out who's behind the hit.  
Novel, 338 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425250733 / 9780425250730  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023158 $7.99
Robeson, Kenneth (Ernst, Paul / Tepperman, Emile)  
Avenger #09: Nevlo / Death in Slow Motion / Vengeance on the Avenger
Plus 'Deadly Parade!', a Nick Carter comic by Bruce Elliott and Bob Powell.

Nevlo: Can The Avenger locate a criminal mastermind in time to prevent a deadly final blackout?

Death in Slow Motion: Justice, Inc. must find an antidote in time to save hundreds from a deadly paralysis plague.

Vengeance on The Avenger: A defeated foe plots revenge.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1941 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771024 / 9781608771028  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022614 $14.95
Ryan, Hank Phillippi  
Jane Ryland #1: The Other Woman
Reporter Jane Ryland is tracking down a candidate's secret mistress just days before a pivotal election. Detective Jake Brogan is after a possible serial killer who is hunting down young women under Boston's bridges. It becomes clear their cases are connected, and that they're facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Anthony Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel
 
Novel, 433 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Forge - 2013 - ISBN: 0765369133 / 9780765369130  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022649 $7.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
Collects all twenty-one classic detective stories featuring aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.
    Contents
  • Introduction == James Sandoe
  • The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers
  • The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question
  • The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will
  • The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag
  • The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker
  • The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention
  • The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps That Ran
  • The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste
  • The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head
  • The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach
  • The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face
  • The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba
  • The Image in the Mirror
  • The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey
  • The Queen's Square
  • The Necklace of Pearls
  • In the Teeth of the Evidence
  • Absolutely Everywhere
  • Striding Folly
  • The Haunted Policeman
  • Tallboys
  • Afterword == John Curran
 
Collection, 488 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1972)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2013 - ISBN: 0062275488 / 9780062275486  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023061 $16.99


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