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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 103
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #01: The Crocodile on the Sandbank
1884: When thirty-two-year-old spinster Amelia Peabody inherits her father's fortune, she sets out to visit the great sites of antiquity, armed with keen intelligence, unshakable self-confidence, and a sturdy parasol. A trip up the Nile to the Emerson brothers' archaeological dig leads to strange visitations, suspicious accidents, and a kidnapping attempt that convinces Amelia there is a plot afoot to harm her companion Evelyn.  
Novel, 337 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1975)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455572357 / 9781455572359  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022660 $10.00
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #02: The Curse of the Pharaohs
1892: Amelia and Emerson return to Egypt to help a widow in distress. Sir Henry Baskerville died after uncovering what may be a royal tomb in Luxor, causing rumors of a curse. Emerson is determined to continue with the excavation - and Amelia is determined to get to the bottom of the strange goings on at the site.  
Novel, 374 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1981)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455572365 / 9781455572366  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022661 $10.00
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #06: The Last Camel Died at Noon
1897: Amelia and Emerson agree to search for an English aristocrat and his wife, who disappeared years ago. Armed with a map and a cryptic note, they mount an expedition into the Egyptian desert on a quest that will lead them to a hidden city and change their lives forever.  
Novel, 495 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455572373 / 9781455572373  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022662 $10.00
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #07: The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog
1898: With Nefret and Ramses in England pursuing their studies, Amelia and Emerson return to Amarna for a dig that promises to be just like old times - more so than they planned. When Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia and Abdullah manage to rescue him, but he has lost his memory. Tantalizingly close to discovering a tomb that may have been Nefertiti's, Amelia must turn her attention to restoring Emerson's memory.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1992 Agatha Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 498 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455572381 / 9781455572380  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023195 $10.00
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #08: The Hippopotamus Pool
1900: Amelia and Emerson are intrigued when a masked stranger offers to lead them to an Egyptian queen's lost tomb. When the guide disappears before revealing his secret, they follow his trail to Thebes, and soon find themselves risking their lives to foil murderers, kidnappers, grave robbers, and ancient curses.  
Novel, 495 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 145557239X / 9781455572397  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023196 $10.00
Peters, Elizabeth  
Amelia Peabody #09: Seeing a Large Cat
1903: The Emersons are set to dig in the Valley of the Kings. Amelia is intrigued when they receive an ominous message to stay away from tomb Twenty-A, which turns out to contain a mummy - one that's less than ten years old, and wearing silk unmentionables.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1997 Agatha Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 494 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455572403 / 9781455572403  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023197 $10.00
Ritt, Brian  
Paperback Confidential
132 profiles of the men and women - some famous, some obscure - who wrote the books that became the backbone of the pulp and paperback era from the 1930s to through the 1960s.  
Nonfiction, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stark House - 2013 - ISBN: 1933586613 / 9781933586618  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024733 $19.95
Ross, Barbara  
Maine Clambake #1: Clammed Up
Julia Snowden returned to her Maine hometown to rescue her family's struggling clambake business, not to solve crimes. But that was before a catering job turned into a reception for murder. Includes recipes.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 375 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758286856 / 9780758286857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024394 $7.99
Rowe, Rosemary  
Libertus #14: Dark Omens
At an important feast, the sacrifice is spoiled when an aged priest lets go of the sacrificial ram. When news arrives that the Emperor is dead, it seems that dark omens are being realized. The subsequent discovery of two mutilated corpses makes matters worse. Libertus attempts to solve the mysteries against a backdrop of superstitious fear and rioting.  
Novel, 232 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Severn House - 2013 - ISBN: 0727882996 / 9780727882998  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024307 $28.95
Sandford, John  
Virgil Flowers #06: Mad River
Virgil joins a growing army of cops trying to stop three teenagers whose crime spree is cutting a murderous swath through rural Minnesota.  
Novel, 419 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 042526131X / 9780425261316  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024053 $9.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
The Complete Stories
All her short mystery fiction.
    Contents
  • Introduction == James Sandoe
    Lord Peter Wimsey Stories
  • 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
    Montague Egg Stories
  • The Poisoned Dow '08
  • Sleuths on the Scent
  • Murder in the Morning
  • One Too Many
  • Murder at Pentecost
  • Maher-shalal-hashbaz
  • A Shot at Goal
  • Dirt Cheap
  • Bitter Almonds
  • False Weight
  • The Professor's Manuscript
    Other Stories
  • The Man Who Knew How
  • The Fountain Plays
  • The Milk-Bottles
  • Dilemma
  • An Arrow o'er the House
  • Scrawns
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • The Inspiration of Mr. Budd
  • Blood Sacrifice
  • Suspicion
  • The Leopard Lady
  • The Cyprian Cat
  • Afterword == John Curran
 
Collection, 810 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2013 - ISBN: 0062275496 / 9780062275493  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024334 $19.99
Schweizer, Mark  
Liturgical Mystery #12: The Cantor Wore Crinolines
Signed by the author on the title page. Hayden Konig is a wannabe mystery writer, a church organist, and Chief of Police of a small town in North Carolina. Groundhog Day isn't usually a liturgical holiday, but when the new Anglo-Catholic priest decides that a Candlemas Evensong on February 2nd is in order, what can the choir do but comply? As 'St. Groundlemas' approaches, three dead bodies turn up, and the clues point to a trashy murder mystery being read by the Blue Hill Bookworms. Will the St. Germaine Police Department get everything wrapped up before the groundhog sees his shadow?  
Novel, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
St. James Music Press - 2013 - ISBN: 0984484671 / 9780984484676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024969 $12.95
Smith, Alexander McCall  
Young Precious Ramotswe #2: The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
Ages 7 and up. Precious has made new friends at school, and offers to help find their family's cow, who has wandered off. She gets some help from the family's pet meerkat.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 90 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 0345804465 / 9780345804464  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024692 $6.99
Steinhauer, Olen  
Milo Weaver #3: An American Spy
Weaver is unwillingly drawn into his CIA bosses' plans for revenge against a Chinese mole who orchestrated the death of thirty-three CIA-trained assassins.  
Novel, 506 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
St. Martin's - 2013 - ISBN: 1250036976 / 9781250036971  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024276 $9.99
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
Yu, Ovidia  
Aunty Lee #1: Aunty Lee's Delights
When a body is found in a Singapore tourist haven and one of her guests fails to show at a dinner party, restaurant owner Aunty Lee knows that the two events are likely connected. The murder and disappearance throws together Aunty Lee's stepson Mark, his social-climbing wife Selina, a gay couple whose love is illegal in Singapore, and an elderly Australian couple whose visit may mask a deeper purpose. The police quickly discover that Aunty Lee's sharp nose for intrigue can sniff out clues that elude law enforcers.  
Novel, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062227157 / 9780062227157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024335 $14.99


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