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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
Marwood, Alex  
The Wicked Girls
In 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of attacks in a seaside town when her story leads her to interview Amber Gordon. It's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. With new lives, and unknowing families to protect, will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143123866 / 9780143123866  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023013 $16.00
Matthews, Jeanne  
Dinah Pelerin #4: Her Boyfriend's Bones
On the Greek island of Samos, Dinah discovers her Norwegian cop boyfriend Thor had an ulterior motive for choosing their holiday destination: guns being used by terrorists in Norway have been traced back to the island. When Thor's car plunges off a cliff and he disappears, Dinah fears he was betrayed by the local police, and either kidnapped or murdered; she sets out to find him.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201390 / 9781464201394  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023448 $14.95
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
McConkey, Jess (aka Damsgaard, Shirley)  
The Widows of Braxton County
Kate is looking forward to life with her new husband, Joseph Krause, on the Iowa farm that has been in his family for over a century. But she finds life on the farm a struggle, and hears gossip from the unfriendly neighbors about the connection between the Krause family and a mysterious death decades earlier. As the past creeps into Kate's present, she's caught in a web of dangerous, inexplicable events.  
Novel, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062188267 / 9780062188267  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023037 $14.99
McKinlay, Jenn  
Hat Shop #1: Cloche and Dagger
Viv is proprietor of a ladies' hat shop on Portobello Road in London, bequeathed to her and her American cousin Scarlett. Scarlett finally agrees to join her in the millinery business, but when she arrives, Viv has gone missing, and a posh client has been found dead. Is Viv in hiding? Or in trouble?  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425258890 / 9780425258897  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023167 $7.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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