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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Leon, Donna  
The Jewels of Paradise
Baroque opera expert Caterina Pellegrini returns to her native Venice, hired to examine the papers found in two recently discovered trunks belonging to a long-forgotten Baroque composer who was well-connected in religious and political circles. When her research takes her in unexpected directions and a silent man follows her through the streets, she begins to wonder just what secrets the trunks might hold.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Grove - 2013 - ISBN: 0802120652 / 9780802120656  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024907 $14.00
Locke, Attica  
The Cutting Season
When a young woman, her throat cut, is found lying face down in a shallow grave on a Louisiana plantation, the police start compiling suspects, but estate manager Caren Gray has suspicions of her own. The search for answers plunges her into a centuries-old mystery involving the plantation's slave quarters.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2013 - ISBN: 0061802069 / 9780061802065  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024333 $15.99
Logue, Mary  
Claire Watkins #1: Blood Country
Pepin Country deputy sheriff Claire Watkins investigates the death of an elderly neighbor; the trail leads to an unsavory property development group.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Tyrus - 2011 - ISBN: 1440554013 / 9781440554018  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023740 $16.95
Logue, Mary  
Claire Watkins #2: Dark Coulee
When Pepin Country deputy sheriff Claire Watkins attends a dance in a nearby town, a popular farmer is stabbed to death. Claire's investigation uncovers long-hidden town secrets.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Tyrus - 2011 - ISBN: 1440554021 / 9781440554025  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023741 $16.95
Logue, Mary  
Claire Watkins #3: Glare Ice
Pepin Country deputy sheriff Claire Watkins can't get a battered local woman to talk - even after the woman's new boyfriend winds up tied in his car and left to sink and drown on the treacherous ice of Lake Pepin. After the woman tries to leave town, she barely survives the next beating.  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Tyrus - 2011 - ISBN: 144055403X / 9781440554032  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023742 $16.95
Magno, Alessandro Marzo  
Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book
In 15th-century Venice, the first publishing houses open, leading to an explosion of the written word and an unprecedented dissemination of human knowledge.  
Nonfiction, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Europa - 2013 - ISBN: 1609451392 / 9781609451394  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023872 $16.00
Magson, Adrian  
Lucas Rocco #3: Death on the Pont Noir
1963: Inspector Lucas Rocco is sure that several suspicious events in Picardie are connected to recent attempts on the President's life, and that the next attempt will be in the Pont Noir. When his superiors don't agree, Rocco decides to investigate on his own.  
Novel, 412 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749012587 / 9780749012588  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022815 $16.95
Mankell, Henning  
The Shadow Girls
Jesper Humlin, a poet whose editor insists he must write a crime novel to survive, travels to Gothenburg to give a reading, and ends up with three immigrant women as his unlikely pupils in impromptu writing workshops. Though he had imagined their stories as fodder for his own book, soon their intertwining lives require him to play a much different role.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Vintage - 2013 - ISBN: 0307385930 / 9780307385932  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024618 $15.95
McGilloway, Brian  
Benedict Devlin #4: The Rising
When a drug dealer is burned to death in a barn, it's no accident, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group. When another dealer is killed, Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin realizes there's more involved.  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Pan UK - 2011 - ISBN: 0330460854 / 9780330460859  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024855 $12.95
McKinlay, Jenn  
Library Lover's #4: Read It and Weep
Former Broadway actress Violet La Rue is holding auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream and everyone is trying out for parts. When one of the cast is poisoned, library director Lindsey Norris and her crafternooners take center stage to unmask the culprit.  
Novel, 284 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425260720 / 9780425260722  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024089 $7.99
McRae, K.C. (Cricket)  
Shotgun Moon
Merry McCoy is back at her family's ranch in Montana, having served her sentence for killing the man who raped her. When her cousin is accused of killing a cheating boyfriend, Merry sets out to prove her innocence.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 0738736848 / 9780738736846  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024804 $14.99
McSkimming, Geoffrey  
Phyllis Wong and the Forgotten Secrets of Mr. Okyto
Ages 9 and up. Before his mysterious disappearance, Phyllis Wong's great-grandfather was one of the world's most successful magicians. Now Phyllis lives in his grand old home, converted into apartments, with her father and her dog Daisy. When the city is plagued by a series of incomprehensible robberies, her friend Chief Inspector Inglis may be baffled, but Phyllis realizes there is more to the crimes than meets the eye, and is determined to find out more.  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Allen & Unwin AU - 2012 - ISBN: 1742378218 / 9781742378213  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024828 $9.99
Merrick, Leonard  
Mr. Bazalgette's Agent
Victorian England: Having fallen on hard times, determined and resourceful Miriam Lea answers an advertisement calling for private agents, and soon finds herself traveling on a train to Hamburg in pursuit of an audacious fraudster. What follows is a journey through some of the great cities of Europe - and eventually to South Africa - as Lea attempts to track down her man.  
Novel, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1888)  
British Library - 2013 - ISBN: 0712357025 / 9780712357029  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024571 $12.00
Milton, Nina  
Sabbie Dare #1: In the Moors
When the police suggest Cliff, her newest client, is connected to the body of a young boy found buried on the moor, shamanistic counselor Sabbie Dare helps Cliff uncover repressed memories harkening back to a decades-old string of abductions and murders. When another boy disappears, only Sabbie can prove Cliff's innocence and find the real culprit.  
Novel, 395 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 0738738360 / 9780738738369  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024801 $14.99
Muller, Marcia  
Sharon McCone #30: Looking for Yesterday
Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted of murder, but everyone around her has lingering doubts. Sharon is sure she can get to the truth, but when Caro is attacked on Sharon's doorstep, the investigation takes a whole new course.  
Novel, 287 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 0446573361 / 9780446573368  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023206 $9.00
Muller, Marcia / Pronzini, Bill  
Carpenter & Quincannon #1: The Bughouse Affair
While Sabrina Carpenter searches for a female dip who is working the amusement park, John Quincannon investigates a series of break-ins at the homes of Great Western policy holders. The housebreaker escapes when someone gets in John's way: a man who claims to be Sherlock Holmes.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2013 - ISBN: 0765331772 / 9780765331779  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024239 $14.99
Murgatroyd, Tim  
Yun Clan #1: Taming Poison Dragons
Western China, 1196: Yun Cai, an acclaimed poet in his youth, is now a tired old man, exiled to his family estates. When his village is threatened by a vicious civil war, he struggles to free an old friend, the rebels' most valuable hostage, from a hellish prison, and must summon all his wit and courage to confront the warlord General An-Shu and his cruel consort.  
Novel, 604 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Myrmidon UK - 2010 - ISBN: 1905802390 / 9781905802395  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024863 $13.95
Murgatroyd, Tim  
Yun Clan #2: Breaking Bamboo
Central China, 1264: When Mongol armies storm into the Middle Kingdom, the descendants of Yun Cai are trapped in a desperate siege that will determine the fate of the empire. As enemies close in, conflicts threatens to tear apart twin brothers Guang, a heroic soldier, and Shih, a humble doctor.  
Novel, 524 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Myrmidon UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1905802765 / 9781905802760  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024864 $13.95
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau  
Joe Grey #18: Cat Bearing Gifts
A car crash, a missing treasure, a dead thief, and a suspicious blond divorcee have feline PI Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts clawing for justice.  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Avon - 2013 - ISBN: 0061807249 / 9780061807244  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024371 $7.99
Nesbø, Jo  
Harry Hole #01: The Bat
When a Norwegian celebrity is murdered in Sydney, Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to assist with the case - with firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The death is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, as a psychopath works his way across Australia.  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 034580709X / 9780345807090  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023753 $15.95
Neville, Stuart  
Albert Ryan #1: Ratlines
1963: When a German national is murdered at an Irish guesthouse, Lieutenant Albert Ryan of the Directorate of Intelligence is ordered to investigate. The killers are targeting a group of Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government after World War II - especially Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favorite commando. As Ryan closes in on the killers, he is torn. Why must he now protect the very people he fought against?

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616953020 / 9781616953027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024658 $15.95
Nisbet, Jim  
Snitch World
Klinger hangs out at a San Francisco dive. All he really wants is to make it through the day and find a safe place to sleep, things that can be accomplished by the next easy grift. Little does he know that the rules of the game have changed. Plus a recent interview with Nisbet.  
Novel, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
PM Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1604866810 / 9781604866810  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020212 $14.95
Orczy, Baroness  
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard
1900s: In these twelve stories, Lady Molly, the very capable head of Scotland Yard's Female Department, becomes the police chief's secret weapon for dealing with seemingly unsolvable crimes.
    Contents
  • The Ninescore Mystery
  • The Frewin Miniatures
  • The Irish-Tweed Coat
  • The Fordwych Castle Mystery
  • A Day's Folly
  • A Castle in Brittany
  • A Christmas Tragedy
  • The Bag of Sand
  • The Man in the Inverness Cape
  • The Woman in the Big Hat
  • Sir Jeremiah's Will
  • The End
 
Collection, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1910)  
Academy Chicago - 2013 - ISBN: 0897336038 / 9780897336031  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New009236 $14.95
Palmer, Al  
Sugar-Puss on Dorchester Street
Gisele leaves her family's farm for the lights of Montreal, where her dreams turn to nightmares as she finds herself surrounded by drug dealers, nightclub owners, and chorus girls.  
Novel, 146 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1949)  
Vehicule / Ricochet - 2013 - ISBN: 1550653490 / 9781550653496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024817 $13.95
Penzler, Otto (editor)  
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
Reprints fifty-nine holiday whodunits from some of the biggest names of the past one hundred years of crime fiction.  
Anthology, 654 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2013 - ISBN: 0345802985 / 9780345802989  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024617 $25.00


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