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Newsletter 103
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Stratmann, Linda  
Frances Doughty #3: A Case of Doubtful Death
A doctor has set up a waiting mortuary, where corpses are left to decompose briefly to reassure clients that no one is being buried alive. He collapses and dies, apparently of natural causes, but on the same night his most reliable employee goes missing. Hired to find the missing man, Frances finds indications of blackmail, fraud, and murder, leading to a gruesome exhumation.  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0752470183 / 9780752470184  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024851 $14.95
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #2: The Lost Heir
Ages 8 and up. The dragonets of destiny are journeying underwater to the SeaWings, and Tsunami is eager to meet her future subjects and reunite with her mother. Queen Coral welcomes her with open wings, but an assassin has been stalking her heirs for years, and Tsunami may be the next target.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Scholastic - 2013 - ISBN: 0545349249 / 9780545349246  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024797 $6.99
Swanson, Denise  
Scumble River #16: Murder of a Stacked Librarian
Skye's wedding is less than a week away, but the groom may be too busy to attend: he's investigating the murder of the town librarian, and suspects are piling up.  
Novel, 249 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451416503 / 9780451416506  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024044 $7.99
Thomas, Paul  
Tito Ihaka #4: Death on Demand
Maori cop Tito Ihaka is no good at department politics, but he's a stubborn investigator with an uncanny instinct for the truth. Following up on a strange twist in an unsolved case, he finds himself on the trail of a hitman, and on a quest to find out whether police corruption was behind the shooting of an undercover cop.  
Novel, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Bitter Lemon - 2013 - ISBN: 1908524170 / 9781908524171  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024920 $14.95
Thomas, Sheree Renée  
Shotgun Lullabies
Stories and poetry in which memory is the only force strong enough to counter the terrors of a scarred and forgetful world.
    Contents
    Sukie Diamond . . .
  • Invocation
  • How Sukie Cross De Big Wata
  • How Sukie Come Free
  • How Sukie Left Sippi
    . . . Shotgun Lullabies
  • Once
  • Untitled Old Scratch Poem, featuring River
  • Bender's Bow
  • Visitation of the Oracle at McKain Street
  • Bottom Rock
  • Lodestone, or laying the trick
  • Malaika Descending
  • Dust
  • Touch
  • Sky in West Memphis
    Djarkarta Rising . . .
  • epiphany at Djarkarta
  • Jigganaut
  • Djarkarta rising
  • The Grassdreaming Tree
 
Collection, 107 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2011 - ISBN: 193350059X / 9781933500591  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024963 $12.00
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #09: A False Mirror
1920: One of Inspector Ian Rutledge's former trenchmates, accused of beating the husband of the woman who jilted him, takes the woman hostage to escape arrest, threatening to kill her and her maid unless Rutledge takes charge of the investigation.  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
William Morrow - 2012 - ISBN: 0062103229 / 9780062103222  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023679 $14.99
Todd, Charles  
The Walnut Tree
1914: A social visit to Paris turns into a life-changing experience for a titled young English woman when she is caught up in the events surrounding the German conquest of Belgium and invasion of France. After she manages to make it back to England, she leaves her sheltered life behind, and moves to London to train as a nurse, determined to return to the battlefields of France and do her part - and find the gallant captain who saw her safely to Calais.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062236873 / 9780062236876  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024338 $9.99
Tofield, Simon  
Simon's Cat
Based on the internet sensation. Black & white line drawings depict the daily escapades of the food-demanding pet and his doting human.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Grand Central - 2009 - ISBN: 0446560065 / 9780446560061  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024584 $15.99
Tofield, Simon  
Simon's Cat Beyond the Fence
Based on the internet sensation. Black & white line drawings; when the cat gets frustrated with his loving human, he decides to run away, which leads to all sorts of adventures both simple and complicated - and of course the search for food.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Grand Central - 2011 - ISBN: 0446560073 / 9780446560078  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024585 $15.99
Tofield, Simon  
Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos
Based on the internet sensation. Black & white line drawings; things do not go entirely smoothly when an abandoned kitten joins the household.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 1617751588 / 9781617751585  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024586 $15.95
Tofield, Simon  
Simon's Cat vs. the World
Based on the internet sensation. A collection of full color single-panel cartoons.  
Graphic Novel, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 161775188X / 9781617751882  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New024912 $15.95
Tolkien, J.R.R. - of interest: Day, David  
Tolkien: A Dictionary (original title: A Guide to Tolkien)
An alphabetical listing, defining and explaining vocabulary from Tolkien's works, plus a short biography and explanation of his writings.  
Nonfiction, 271 pages, Hardcover, 1st Thus  
Thunder Bay - 2013 - ISBN: 1607109069 / 9781607109068  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New024888 $14.95
Valente, Catherynne M.  
Fairyland #2: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Ages 10 and up. On her last visit to Fairyland, September sacrificed her shadow to save another. Now that shadow has become Halloween, ruler of Fairyland Below. Halloween is stealing shadows from the folk of Fairyland, and with them, their magic. September is determined to set things right.  
Novel, 279 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Square Fish - 2013 - ISBN: 1250034124 / 9781250034120  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024248 $7.99
VanderMeer, Jeff  
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
A guide for aspiring and intermediate-level writers, with sidebars and essays from some of the top names in the field today.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Non-Fiction
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Related Work
♦  Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Special Award, Professional
 
Nonfiction, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Abrams - 2013 - ISBN: 1419704427 / 9781419704420  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022809 $24.95
Venables, Toby  
Hunter of Sherwood #1: Knight of Shadows
England, 1191: With his world-weary squire Galfrid in tow, and equipped with some deadly 12th-century gadgetry, Guy of Gisburne - knight errant, spy, and agent for the crown - must outwit traitors and enemy agents bent on England's destruction.  
Novel, 544 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Abaddon - 2013 - ISBN: 178108162X / 9781781081624  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024481 $7.99
Viets, Elaine  
Josie Marcus #09: Fixing to Die
When Josie and her husband find a dead body in their yard, they must solve the mystery before the killer strikes even closer to home. Includes shopping tips.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451240987 / 9780451240989  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024105 $7.99
Wagner, David  
Rick Montoya #1: Cold Tuscan Stone
The Italian Art Squad sends US expat Rick Montoya undercover in Tuscany, posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery to flush out a smuggling operation. But when a gallery employee he talks to dies a few minutes later, Rick winds up a murder suspect.  
Novel, 212 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201927 / 9781464201929  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024789 $14.95
Wald, Elissa  
The Secret Lives of Married Women
Two identical twin sisters - a sexually repressed defense attorney and a libertine turned respectable suburbanite - are about to have their deepest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves.  
Novel, 218 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Hard Case Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 178116262X / 9781781162620  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024643 $9.95
Walton, Jo  
Small Change #3: Half a Crown
1960: With a global peace conference convening in London - where Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the partitioning of the world - a debutante and the head of Britain's secret police become unlikely allies to oppose the fascists.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2008 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History
 
Novel, 316 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 076532315X / 9780765323156  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024166 $15.99
Watts, Peter  
Beyond the Rift
Reprints thirteen stories by the award-winning sf author.
    Contents
  • The Things
  • The Island
  • The Second Coming of Jasmine Fitzgerald
  • A Word for Heathens
  • Home
  • The Eyes of God
  • Flesh Made Word
  • Nimbus
  • Mayfly == with Derryl Murphy
  • Ambassador
  • Hillcrest v. Velikovsky
  • Repeating the Past
  • A Niche
  • Outtro: En Route to Dystopia with the Angry Optimist (afterword)
 
Collection, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2013 - ISBN: 1616961252 / 9781616961251  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024811 $14.95
Webb, Peggy  
Southern Cousins #5: Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse
Uncle Charlie has been pressed into service as Santa at a weekend charity event. After someone tries to kill him, Callie, Lovie, and basset hound Elvis set out to discover who is trying to deck the mall with corpses. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758241445 / 9780758241443  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024401 $7.99
Weeks, Brent  
Lightbringer #2: The Blinding Knife
Gavin had thought he had five years left, now he has less than one. Magic is running wild and threatens to destroy the Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole.  
Novel, 671 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Orbit - 2013 - ISBN: 0316068144 / 9780316068147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022721 $17.00
Weinbaum, Batya Susan (editor)  
Feminist Voices: The Best of Femspec's Creative Work, the First Ten Years
Speculative fiction and poetry from the feminist journal.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Batya Susan Weinbaum
  • Introduction == Pamela Sargent
    Fiction
  • The Feminist Pathfinder Does Not Probe Mars == Marleen S. Barr
  • Resurrection of Lazarus == Finisia Fideli
  • Lilith 1996 == Marilyn Gale
  • Eating the Dream == K.A. Laity
  • A Dream-Question for the Angels == Rebecca Lesses
  • From the Archives of Drs. Placek and Arriola . . . == Debra Jo Schleef
  • New Blood == Gina Wisker
    Poetry
  • One of Those Nights == Karen Alkalay-Gut
  • Celebrating Holi == Phebe Beiser
  • Sanitary/Sanity == Tara Leonard
  • Cornflakes == Jane Liddell-King
  • The Siren == Susan McLean
  • Housework Beast == Barbara Minchinton
  • Scripted Hope == Glenis Redmond
  • Spell == Doreen Russell
  • The Goddess at Bergen-Belsen == Lorraine Schein
  • Femspec Publishing History
  • Biographies
 
Anthology, 115 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760347 / 9781619760349  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024956 $16.00
Wells, Dan  
The Hollow City
Michael Shipman is a paranoid schizophrenic, suffering from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real?  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765368714 / 9780765368713  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024282 $7.99
Whedon, Joss  
Much Ado About Nothing: A Film by Joss Whedon
The full screenplay of Whedon's new adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, plus a gallery of photos from the set, an interview with the director, and the inside story of the production, shot in just twelve days at Whedon's house.  
Nonfiction, 191 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2013 - ISBN: 1781169357 / 9781781169353  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024637 $14.95


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