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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Bell Jr., Albert A.  
Pliny the Younger #4: Death in the Ashes
His friend Aurelia asks Pliny to help her husband, who has been accused of murder in Naples. Pliny has solved crimes before, but never when so much time has elapsed before he reached the scene. He and his wisecracking sidekick Tacitus uncover a plot involving more murders, and babies switched at birth.  
Novel, 268 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2013 - ISBN: 1564745325 / 9781564745323  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024932 $15.95
Boneham, Sheila Webster  
Animals in Focus #2: The Money Bird
First her boyfriend's Labrador finds a bloodstained bag of cash and an unusual feather at Twisted Lake. Days later, one of Janet's friends turns up dead on a nearby private island. Janet is determined to find out what is hiding in the marsh.  
Novel, 321 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 073873487X / 9780738734873  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024803 $14.99
Bowen, Rhys  
Royal Spyness #06: The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Georgie is hired as assistant to the hostess of a large Christmas house party in a charming English village, but as soon as she arrives, dead bodies start cropping up. Includes Christmas recipes and traditions.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 317 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425252345 / 9780425252345  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024088 $7.99
Bowes, Richard  
The Queen, the Cambion, and Seven Others
Eight stories: modern fairy tales, their fantasy offspring, and their legendary ancestors.
    Contents
  • Seven Smiles and Seven Frowns
  • The Cinnamon Cavalier
  • The Margay's Children
  • The Progress of Solstice and Chance
  • The Lady of Wands
  • The Bear Dresser's Secret
  • Sir Morgravain Speaks of Night Dragons and Other Things
  • The Queen and the Cambion
  • A Secret History of Small Books (afterword)
 
Collection, 141 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760282 / 9781619760288  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024962 $12.00
Brett, Peter V.  
Demon Cycle #3: The Daylight War
On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men with the potential to become the fabled Deliverer - Arlen Bales and Ahmann Jardir, once as close as brothers, now bitterest of rivals.  
Novel, 688 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 0345524152 / 9780345524157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024707 $8.99
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
Vorkosigan #14: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Signed by the author on the title page. Ivan is enjoying his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks him to protect an attractive young woman who may be on a criminal syndicate's hit list, danger and adventure once again find Captain Vorpatril.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 426 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639155 / 9781451639155  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023268 $15.00
Burke, James Lee  
Robicheaux #19: Creole Belle
Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl visits him, leaving him an iPod with the song 'Creole Belle' on it. When she disappears, Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of the girl. He goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Meanwhile, an oil well blowout in the Gulf threatens the bayous.  
Novel, 594 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Pocket - 2013 - ISBN: 1451648146 / 9781451648140  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023375 $9.99
Butcher, Jim  
Dresden Files #14: Cold Days
Harry realizes that maybe death wasn't all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. And her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go - and no matter who she wants him to kill. She wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own: his soul.  
Novel, 614 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Roc - 2013 - ISBN: 045141912X / 9780451419125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024048 $9.99
Butler, Octavia E. - of interest: Holden, Rebecca J. (editor) / Shawl, Nisi (editor)  
Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler
The ground-breaking writer's work is examined in this anthology of scholarly essays, reminiscences and personal essays, poems, correspondence, photographs, and interviews.
    Contents
  • Strange Matings and Their Progeny: A Legacy of Conversations, Thoughts, Writings, and Actions (introduction) == Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl
  • Excerpt 1 from 'A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler'
    Part One: Patterns of Kinship: On Butler's Patternist Series and Kindred
  • 'I began writing about power because I had so little': The Impact of Octavia Butler's Early Work on Feminist Science Fiction as a Whole (and on One Feminist Science Fiction Scholar in Particular) == Rebecca J. Holden
  • Mary's Children (syfy poem for Octavia) == doris davenport
  • Excerpt 2 from 'A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler'
  • 'Gambling Against History': Queer Kinship and Cruel Optimism in Octavia Butler's Kindred == Susan Knabe and Wendy Gay Pearson
  • Sunday Morning == JT Stewart
  • 'Sun Woman' or 'Wild Seed'? How a Young Feminist Writer Found Alternatives to White Bourgeois Narrative Models in the Early Novels of Octavia Butler == L. Timmel Duchamp
  • The Spirit in the Seed == Luisah Teish
    Part Two: Tendencies Toward Hierarchicalism and the Breakdown of Society: Butler in the 1980s
  • Near and Dear == Steven Barnes
  • Disparate Spirits Yet Kindred Souls: Octavia E. Butler, 'Speech Sounds', and Me == Sandra Y. Govan
  • Excerpt 3 from 'A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler'
  • Positive Impact: Growing (Up) with Octavia E. Butler == Candra K. Gill
  • 'We Get to Live, and So Do They': Octavia Butler's Contact Zones == Thomas Foster
    Part Three: The Parables: Approaching the Millennium with Butler
  • Excerpt 4 from 'A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler'
  • Fun, Fun, Fun == Merrilee Heifetz
  • On Re-reading Parable of the Sower == Kate Schaefer
  • 'A New Fashion in Faith': The Parable Novels in Conversation with Actual Intentional Communities == Lisbeth Gant-Britton
  • The Third Parable == Nisi Shawl
    Part Four: New Media, New Generations, and a New Take on Vampires: Butler in the Twenty-first Century
  • butler.net 8star@qwest == Nnedi Okorafor
  • Exceeding the Human: Power and Vulnerability in Octavia Butler's Fiction == Steven Shaviro
  • On Octavia E. Butler == Tananarive Due
  • From 'Hierarchical Behavior' to Strategic Amnesia: Fledgling as Insight into the Structures of Memory and Forgetting in Octavia Butler's Work == Shari Evans
  • Excerpt 5 from 'A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler'
  • Goodbye My Hero == Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Annotated Bibliography of Butler's Fiction
  • Biographical Timeline of Butler
  • Bibliography
  • Contributor Biographies
 
Nonfiction, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760371 / 9781619760370  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024954 $20.00
Camilleri, Andrea  
Montalbano #16: Treasure Hunt
Hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building, gun in hand, to capture a pair of unlikely snipers, Inspector Montalbano begins receiving cryptic messages in verse challenging him to a treasure hunt. Treating them as amusing riddles, he accepts, but the messages begin to take a dangerous turn.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143122622 / 9780143122623  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023887 $15.00
Campbell, Jack (aka Hemry, John G.)  
The Last Full Measure
Mid-1800s: In an America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, Professor Joshua Chamberlain becomes part of a daring plan to foment revolution. But they need a leader to inspire the people - they'll have to break Abraham Lincoln out of prison.  
Novella, 98 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596065680 / 9781596065680  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023652 $20.00
Campbell, Jack (aka Hemry, John G.)  
Lost Stars #1: Tarnished Knight
Betrayed by the brutal Syndicate government, Artur Drakon and Gwen Iceni launch a battle for control of the Midway star system. To succeed, they must prevent the population from rising against them, and ferret out saboteurs determined to reestablish Syndicate rule.  
Novel, 377 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425262359 / 9780425262351  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024066 $7.99
Carriger, Gail  
Finishing School #1: Etiquette & Espionage
Ages 12 and up. 1851: Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than in proper manners. In desperation, her mother enrolls her in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage - in the politest possible ways, of course.  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Little, Brown - 2013 - ISBN: 0316190101 / 9780316190107  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023966 $10.99
Chandler, Raymond - of interest: Williams, Tom  
A Mysterious Something in the Light
A biography of the hardboiled crime writer, drawing on new interviews and previously unpublished letters and archival material.  
Nonfiction, 368 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Chicago Review - 2013 - ISBN: 161374840X / 9781613748404  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024822 $29.95
Christie, Agatha  
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
The Belgian detective uses his little grey cells to solve murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts in these fifty-one stories.  
Collection, 867 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062251678 / 9780062251671  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024385 $22.99
CoCo, Nancy (aka Parra, Nancy J.)  
Candy-Coated #1: All Fudged Up
Allie is busy renovating her family's Mackinac Island hotel and fudge shop. She didn't expect to find a corpse in a closet, or to wind up a suspect.  
Novel, 332 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758287100 / 9780758287106  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024404 $7.99
Conley, Darby  
Get Fuzzy: The Fuzzy Bunch
Black & white, with Sunday strips in color. Comic strips featuring human Rob Wilco, deranged feline Bucky, and mild-mannered, clueless pooch Satchel.  
Graphic Novel, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Andrews McMeel - 2013 - ISBN: 1449429394 / 9781449429393  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024471 $12.99
Connelly, Michael  
Harry Bosch #18: The Black Box
Bosch links a bullet from a recent crime to the 1992 killing of a female photographer during the LA riots, a case he originally investigated before it was handed over to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. The ballistics match means her death wasn't random violence. Now he'll need to find the evidence to pull the case together.  
Novel, 417 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 0446556726 / 9780446556729  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023993 $10.00
Conroy, Robert  
Rising Sun
Summer, 1942: After trouncing the US at the Battle of Midway, the Japanese have invaded Alaska, blockaded Hawaii, and started bombing cities on the west coast. Can a plan to lure the Japanese into an ambush restore the balance in the Pacific?  
Novel, 488 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1476736146 / 9781476736143  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024433 $7.99
Cooper, John  
The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I
Walsingham ran a network of agents across England and Europe, and advised the queen, prepared to do whatever it took to protect his queen from assassination and his country from invasion.  
Nonfiction, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pegasus - 2013 - ISBN: 1605985333 / 9781605985336  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024761 $16.95
Copperman, E.J. (aka Cohen, Jeffrey)  
Haunted Guesthouse #5: The Thrill of the Haunt
Alison's haunted guesthouse business is thriving, but when two deaths land on her doorstep, she'll have to think fast before anyone else checks out for good.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425252396 / 9780425252390  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024093 $7.99
Cornwell, Bernard  
1356
September 19, 1356: A severely outnumbered English army faces off against the French at Poitiers - and what looks to be certain defeat becomes the most decisive English victory of the Hundred Years' War. The ingenious planning of Edward the Black Prince and the valor of his forces ultimately lead to the capture of Poitiers - and the French king.  
Novel, 416 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0061969710 / 9780061969713  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024330 $15.99
Correia, Larry (creator) / Long, Steven S. (writer)  
MHI: Monster Hunter International Employee's Handbook and Roleplaying Game
Signed ONLY by Larry Correia. Everything you need to know about MHI, from its history and resources to the people who make it such a unique and successful organization, plus character sheets for members, allies, principal enemies, and monsters, and the complete HERO System basic rules, with expanded rules for gunfights, magic, and other common MHI actions.  
Game Manual, 304 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Hero Games - 2013 - ISBN: 1583661468 / 9781583661468  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New023775 $60.00
Correia, Larry / Kupari, Mike  
Lorenzo & Valentine #2: Swords of Exodus
Military adventure. Retired master thief Lorenzo needs to rescue his FBI agent brother from the stronghold of a Central Asian warlord. But first he'll need to break mercenary Michael Valentine out of a nearly unassailable foreign prison.  
Novel, 594 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1476736111 / 9781476736112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024432 $7.99
Corris, Peter  
Cliff Hardy: Comeback
Once again licensed, PI Cliff Hardy takes a case: actor Bobby Forrest is being stalked. When Bobby is murdered, Cliff's only lead is the most common car around. Then he uncovers a surprising connection with his own past.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 Trade PB  
Allen & Unwin AU - 2012 - ISBN: 1743311974 / 9781743311974  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024854 $15.95


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