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


 
 
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
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, Anne  
William Monk #18: A Sunless Sea
1864: Monk's investigation into the murder of a high-end prostitute on the docks of Victorian London leads to secrets that have been buried since the Opium Wars.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ballantine - 2013 - ISBN: 0345510658 / 9780345510655  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024607 $16.00
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
Quinn, Anthony  
Celcius Daly #2: Border Angels
A car explodes near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic; the next morning there is nothing left but a charred body, and a woman's footprints in the snow. Where did the woman come from, and where did she go? The question leads Inspector Daly to a human trafficking ring.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1480436054 / 9781480436053  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024783 $14.99
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
Rankin, Ian  
John Rebus #18: Standing in Another Man's Grave
John Rebus is back on the force, as a retired civilian reviewing cold case files. Ten years ago, Nina Hazlitt's daughter disappeared; with no body and no suspect, the investigation stalled. But two other women have vanished along the same stretch of road, and, unlike his skeptical colleagues, Rebus sees a connection. Pursuing it will put him in the crosshairs.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 388 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Back Bay - 2013 - ISBN: 031622460X / 9780316224604  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023911 $15.00
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
Rosenheim, Andrew  
Jimmy Nessheim #1: Fear Itself
1930s: Going undercover to infiltrate an ardently pro-Nazi German-American organization that is conspiring to sabotage American efforts against Hitler, young FBI special agent Jimmy Nessheim uncovers a lethal plot that seems to lead directly to the White House.  
Novel, 430 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Overlook - 2013 - ISBN: 1468307037 / 9781468307030  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023880 $15.95
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
Sears, Michael  
Jason Stafford #1: Black Fridays
An investment firm asks Jason Stafford, a former Wall Street hotshot, to look into possible problems left by a junior trader who recently died in an accident. Jason discovers there are problems - the kind that get you killed.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Thriller Award for Best First Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 421 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425269043 / 9780425269046  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024023 $9.99


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