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Newsletter 104
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Rucka, Greg  
Jad Bell #1: Alpha
When terrorists target a summer theme park, undercover Delta Force Master Sergeant Jad Bell scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors - and finds himself up against a villain whose training matches his in every way.  
Novel, 352 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316182273 / 9780316182270  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025292 $8.00
Salvatore, R.A.  
Forgotten Realms: Sundering #1: The Companions
As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life, the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.  
Novel, 441 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Wizards of the Coast - 2014 - ISBN: 0786965223 / 9780786965229  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025687 $7.99
Saunders, Kate  
Magicalamity
Ages 9 and up. Eleven-year-old Tom has just discovered that his dad is a fairy. And now Tom must trust his life to three fairy godmothers - but two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly. Will their magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from some killer fairies?  
Novel, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Yearling - 2013 - ISBN: 0385740786 / 9780385740784  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024683 $6.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
Peter Wimsey #01: Whose Body?
A financier has vanished from his bedroom. A corpse has been found in the bath of an architect's flat, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Intrigued by these odd events, gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, assisted by his capable manservant Bunter, begins his own inquiry, and is soon convinced that the two incidents are somehow linked.  
Novel, 213 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1923)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 0062307541 / 9780062307545  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025235 $14.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
Peter Wimsey #02: Clouds of Witnesses
When his sister Mary's fiance is found dead outside the Wimsey family shooting lodge and his brother Gerald is charged with the murder, Lord Peter and his friend Inspector Charles Parker turn up a number of clues on the lodge grounds. What do these leads mean, and why are Mary and Gerald behaving so strangely? Will the answers Wimsey finds save his brother, or condemn him?  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1927)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 0062315544 / 9780062315540  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025236 $14.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
Peter Wimsey #03: Unnatural Death (alternate title: The Dawson Pedigree)
The wealthy old woman died much sooner than the doctor expected. Did she suddenly succumb to illness, or was it murder? Lord Peter Wimsey begins to investigate, assisted by his trusted manservant Bunter and by Miss Climpson, a shrewd middle-aged woman with a gift for asking the right questions. The intricate trail leads from a Hampshire village to a fashionable London flat, where a deliberate test of amour, staged by the detective, will expose the elusive truth once and for all.  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1927)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 0062311921 / 9780062311924  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025237 $14.99
Sayers, Dorothy L.  
Peter Wimsey #04: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
On November 11, old General Fentiman is found dead in an armchair at the Bellona Club. No one knows exactly when his death occurred - information essential in determining the recipient of a substantial inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey will need all his sleuthing skills to find the answer to that question  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1928)  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 0062311913 / 9780062311917  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025238 $14.99
Scalzi, John  
The Mallet of Loving Correction: Selected Writings from Whatever, 2008-2012
Signed by the author and numbered of 1000 copies. A collection of his blog entries, on topics including (but not limited to) writing, publishing, sf/f fandom, politics, pets, the internet, and more.  
Nonfiction, 484 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596065796 / 9781596065796  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024580 $35.00
Scalzi, John  
Redshirts audiobook
On a starship where every Away Mission results in the death of at least one low-ranked crew member, a great deal of energy belowdecks is expended on avoiding Away Mission assignments. Until Ensign Andrew Dahl stumbles on information that completely transforms the crew's understanding of what the starship really is - and offers them a crazy, risky chance to save their own lives.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, Audio CD(s), Unabridged - 7 CDs, 7.75 hours, performed by Wil Wheaton  
Brilliance - 2012 - ISBN: 1469298279 / 9781469298276  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025164 $14.99
Scott, Melissa / Griswold, Amy  
Mathey & Lynes #1: Death by Silver
Victorian London: When Edgar Nevett is killed by an enchanted silver candlestick that metaphysician Ned Mathey had declared magically harmless, Ned teams up with his old school friend Julian Lynes, a private detective, to solve the murder and clear the stain on his professional reputation. Assisted by Ned's secretary Miss Frost, who has metaphysical skills of her own, Ned and Julian explore London's criminal underworld and sodomitical demimonde, uncovering secrets and scandals as they search for the murderer.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror
 
Novel, 261 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2013 - ISBN: 1590210557 / 9781590210550  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025972 $18.00
Shaw, Johnny  
Big Maria
Armed with a samurai sword, a severed head, and an impractical amount of optimism, three down on their luck guys set out to find a lost gold mine in the Arizona mountains.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2012 - ISBN: 1612184391 / 9781612184395  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025094 $14.95
Shearin, Lisa  
SPI Files #1: The Grendel Affair
Makenna Fraser and Ian Byrne work for Supernatural Protection and Investigations, tackling the things that go bump in the night. They're about to discover that nothing bumps harder than a serial killer descended from the fiend known as Grendel.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425266915 / 9780425266915  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025319 $7.99
Shelton, Paige  
Farmers' Market #5: Merry Market Murder
Becca Robbins leaves no clue unturned when a Christmas tree farmer is murdered. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425252353 / 9780425252352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024118 $7.99
Sherman, Delia  
The Freedom Maze
Ages 10 and up. Thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at her grandmother's old house on the bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and playful inhabitant. When she makes an impulsive wish, she slips into the past, to the year 1860. She finds her way, bedraggled and tanned, to what will one day be her grandmother's house - and is taken for a slave.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2011 Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book
♦  2011 Tiptree Award Honor List
♦  Winner of the 2012 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
 
Novel, 255 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Candlewick - 2014 - ISBN: 076366975X / 9780763669751  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025944 $6.99
Siciliano, Sam  
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Grimswell Curse
When Rose Grimswell breaks off her engagement to Lord Digby, he calls on Sherlock Holmes to visit her ancestral home to find out why. Holmes explores the legend of the Grimswell Curse when a mysterious figure is spotted on the moor accompanied by a large creature.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2013 - ISBN: 1781166811 / 9781781166819  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024646 $9.95
Silva, Daniel  
Gabriel Allon #13: The English Girl
When a young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a Prime Minister's career is threatened. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.  
Novel, 527 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062073184 / 9780062073181  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025281 $9.99
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #01: Pietr the Latvian (alternate title: The Strange Case of Peter the Lett)
Who is Pietr the Latvian? A gentleman thief? A Russian drinking absinthe? A married Norwegian sea captain? A twisted corpse in a train bathroom? All of these men? Inspector Maigret, tracking a mysterious adversary and a trail of bodies, must bide his time before the answer comes into focus.  
Novel, 162 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (new translation of a novel originally published in 1930)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141392738 / 9780141392738  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025925 $11.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #03: The Late Monsieur Gallet (alternate titles: The Death of Monsieur Gallet / Maigret Stonewalled)
The circumstances of Monsieur Gallet's death all seem fake: the name he was traveling under, his presumed profession, and, suspiciously, his family's grief, which seems to hide ambiguous feelings about the man. Maigret discovers the appalling truth and the real crime hidden beneath the surface of their lies.  
Novel, 155 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141393378 / 9780141393377  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025927 $10.00
Slaughter, Karin  
Grant County #11 / Will Trent #7: Unseen
Plus bonus Will Trent story 'Busted'. Will is in Macon, undercover as a scary ex-con. Sara has no idea where he is, but comes to Macon when her cop stepson is gunned down, and unknowingly winds up working the same case Will is. Soon danger swirls around both of them.  
Novel, 530 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Dell - 2014 - ISBN: 0345539494 / 9780345539496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025688 $7.99
Smart, Jamie (artist)  
Doctor Who: Where's the Doctor?
Ages 9 and up. Full color. Can you find the Doctor and his friends in each of these intricate images?  
Activity Book, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
BBC - 2011 - ISBN: 1405909048 / 9781405909044  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024440 $7.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
Trains and Lovers
As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 034580581X / 9780345805812  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025630 $15.95
Smith, David Hale (editor)  
Dallas Noir
Sixteen original stories set in Dallas, Texas.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Cowboys
  • Hole-Man == Matt Bondurant
  • The Realtor == Ben Fountain
  • In the Air == Daniel J. Hale
  • The Clearing == Emma Rathbone
  • En la Calle Doce (Flaco's Blues) == Oscar C. Pena
    Part II: Rangers
  • The Private Room == Merritt Tierce
  • Night Work == Clay Reynolds
  • Full Moon == Lauren Davis
  • Like Kissing Your Sister == James Hime
  • An Angel from Heaven == Fran Hillyer
    Part III: Mavericks
  • Coincidences Can Kill You == Kathleen Kent
  • Big Things Happening Here == David Haynes
  • The Stickup Girl == Harry Hunsicker
  • Dog Sitter == Catherine Cuellar
  • Miss Direction == J. Suzanne Frank
  • Swingers Anonymous == Jonathan Woods
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 1617751901 / 9781617751905  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024930 $15.95
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #1: Staged to Death
Caprice uses her interior design skills to spruce up homes for sale, and is happy to help her high school friend Roz. But when Roz's husband is found skewered with his sword, can Caprice track down a killer? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 357 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 0758284845 / 9780758284846  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024407 $7.99
Smith, L. Neil  
Their Majesties' Bucketeers
A famed but controversial scholar has been killed in a locked, windowless room, and the murder weapon itself is a mystery. Captain Agot Edmoot Mav, Extraordinary Inquirer for Their Majesties' Bucketeers, will not rest until the truth is revealed about this murder most foul - and most alien.  
Novel, 199 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1981)  
Phoenix Pick - 2013 - ISBN: 1612421482 / 9781612421483  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025010 $14.99
Smith, Lachlan  
Leo Maxwell #1: Bear Is Broken
When his brother Teddy, a successful if reviled criminal defense attorney, is shot and ends up in a coma, Leo goes on the hunt. Teddy had enemies on the street and within the police department, and the deeper Leo digs into his brother's life, the longer the list of suspects get, and the more questions arise, about Teddy, their family's history, and their mother's murder.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122264 / 9780802122261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025547 $15.00


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