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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Perdue, Virginia  
Alarums & Excursions
Achilling tale of the struggle to control the formula for a cheap synthetic fuel that could determine the outcome of World War II. Nick Matheny has it, the Nazis want it, and the oil companies want it destroyed. After an attack that leaves him with a fuzzy memory, Matheny gradually realizes he must escape from the hospital to catch a killer and a saboteur.  
Novel, 154 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1944)  
Rue Morgue - 2013 - ISBN: 1601870795 / 9781601870797  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022668 $14.95
Perry, Leigh (aka Kelner, Toni L.P.)  
A Skeleton in the Family
Georgia has moved back into her parents' house with her teenage daughter. Now she has to deal with Sid, the family skeleton. Sid has lived in the house as long as Georgia can remember, but now he wants her help to find out how he died.  
Novel, 291 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425255840 / 9780425255841  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024031 $7.99
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
Price, Cate  
Deadly Notions #1: Going Through the Notions
Daisy, a retired schoolteacher, has opened a shop selling sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry. Her bidding at a local auction is interrupted when her friend and mentor Angus is arrested for murder. Includes recipes and DIY tips.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425258793 / 9780425258798  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024029 $7.99
Raichev, R.T.  
Darcy & Payne #8: The Riddle of Sphinx Island
Asked to travel to Devon in order to prevent a murder, mystery writer Antonia Darcy and her husband suspect a joke, especially when they learn that another crime writer is invited to the house party. But when they receive a sinister letter, they become curious - could it be true?  
Novel, 245 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0752492446 / 9780752492445  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024859 $14.95
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  
Lucas Davenport #09: Secret Prey
When a wealthy banker is shot dead during a hunting trip, there's no shortage of suspects. As Lucas Davenport investigates, he finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game with a killer who won't hesitate to take the fight to Lucas and those he loves.  
Novel, 495 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425268500 / 9780425268506  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024084 $9.99
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
Scott, A.D.  
Highland Gazette #4: North Sea Requiem
1950s: After a local nurse discovers a severed leg, things take a sinister turn when she is brutally attacked. Even stranger, she had received letters warning her to keep her nose out of someone's business - and both the staff of the Highland Gazette and an American visiting the Highlands to search for her missing husband's colleagues also received those letters.  
Novel, 326 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Atria - 2013 - ISBN: 1451665792 / 9781451665796  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023348 $16.00
Sharp, Deborah  
Mace Bauer #5: Mama Gets Trashed
When a young librarian turns up dead at the dump, in a leather outfit that screams fetish, the town is scandalized. As Mace secretly investigates her brother-in-law's cheating, she uncovers information about a group of bondage enthusiasts.  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 0738736155 / 9780738736150  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024802 $14.99
Shields, Kieran  
Lean & Grey #2: A Study in Revenge
1893: After a thief is killed while delivering a stolen artifact, he is buried, but his body turns up again in an abandoned house, badly scorched and surrounded by occult symbols and messages. The investigation leads police detective Archie Lean and ex-Pinkerton agent Perceval Gray on a chase for a centuries-old relic that takes them from Portland, Maine, to the drawing rooms of Brahmin Boston.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Nero Award
 
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Broadway - 2013 - ISBN: 0307985784 / 9780307985781  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024615 $15.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #07: Bertie Plays the Blues
The residents of Scotland Street face domestic woes: Matthew and Elspeth are wrestling with multiple parenthood; newly engaged Angus and Domenica are negotiating the complex merger of their households; and in the Pollock family, there's a shift in power as Stuart begins standing up to Irene - and Bertie, feeling neglected, puts himself up for adoption on eBay.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 0307948498 / 9780307948496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024613 $15.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
Isabel Dalhousie #09: The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
Isabel is asked to help a wealthy Scottish landowner recover a stolen painting.  
Novel, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 0307949230 / 9780307949233  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023770 $14.95
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
Stockwin, Julian  
Thomas Kydd #13: Betrayal
1806: Rumors of a hoard of Spanish silver spur Commodore Popham to assemble a makeshift fleet and attack the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate in Buenos Aires.  
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
McBooks - 2013 - ISBN: 1590136594 / 9781590136591  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024824 $16.00


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