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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Anthony, Piers  
Xanth #38: Board Stiff
Irrelevant Candy wants to be appreciated for her mind and personality instead of just her looks; a careless encounter with a wishing well turns her into a board with two knotholes for eyes.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Premier - 2013 - ISBN: 1624670865 / 9781624670862  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024778 $17.99
Arlington, Lucy (aka Stanley, Jennifer (J.B.) / May, Sylvia)  
Novel Idea #3: Books, Cooks, and Crooks
When a celebrity chef is killed during the annual cookbook fair, literary agent Lila Wilkins must scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer.  
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425252248 / 9780425252246  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025346 $7.99
Arthur, Keri  
Damask Circle #1: Circle of Fire
Sixteen teens taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, completely drained of blood. The Damask Circle sends Jon Barnett to investigate. When he becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic, he turns to Maddie Smith for help. As they race to find the missing teens, the attraction between them grows.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Dell - 2014 - ISBN: 0440246555 / 9780440246558  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025684 $7.99
Asprin, Robert  
Griffen McCandles #1: Dragons Wild
Griffen has just discovered he's a dragon. When he heads to New Orleans to ply his trade as a penny ante con artist, the French Quarter's underworld heats up.  
Novel, 360 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2008 Trade PB  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425272052 / 9780425272053  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025350 $7.99
Asprin, Robert - of interest: Nye, Jody Lynn  
Myth #19: Myth-Quoted
M.Y.T.H. Inc. has dealt with all manner of vile creatures. But not even a magician of Skeeve's caliber is prepared to face the most duplicitous monsters of all: politicians.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 Trade PB  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425257088 / 9780425257081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024129 $7.99
Audry, Richard  
King Harald #1: The Karma of King Harald
Signed by the author on the title page. When springtime arrives in New Bergen, so do the tourists. Unfortunately, this year the visitors include extortion, arson, and murder. After his business tanks and his wife leaves him, Andy Skyberg heads back to his Minnesota hometown. All he wants is a decent job, a steady girlfriend, a plasma screen TV with a hundred-plus channels, and one loyal dog. But fate has something else in store for Andy when his big mutt King Harald starts sniffing out crime.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Conger Road - 2012 - ISBN: 098501962X / 9780985019624  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025107 $12.99
Axelrod, Steven  
Henry Kennis #1: Nantucket Sawbuck
With some help from the State Police, Chief of Police Henry Kennis, a newcomer from California, solves the murder of a Nantucket homeowner. But Kennis can't shake the feeling that they've missed something, and discovers plenty of scandal and intrigue behind the scenes.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464200890 / 9781464200892  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025427 $14.95
Baldacci, James  
Will Robie #2: The Hit
When a government assassin turns rogue and begins hunting down members of his unit, Will Robie is called in to stop him.  
Novel, 484 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 1455521302 / 9781455521302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025294 $10.00
Banks, Iain  
The Steep Approach to Garbadale
For years, Alban has avoided his family's business - a board game called Empire!, now a hugely successful computer game. But a gathering - part birthday party, part company meeting - draws him back to the family's Highland castle, and into a disconcerting confrontation with his past. His grandmother's revelations will alter his perspective forever.  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Abacus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0349139148 / 9780349139142  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024832 $15.95
Barzak, Christopher  
Before and Afterlives
Seventeen haunting stories (sixteen reprints, one original) of eerie relationships: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; the imaginary friend of a murdered young mother stalks the streets of her small town; and more.
    Contents
  • What We Know About the Lost Families of _______ House
  • The Drowned Mermaid
  • Dead Boy Found
  • A Mad Tea Party
  • Born on the Edge of an Adjective
  • The Other Angelas
  • A Resurrection Artist
  • The Bow Who Was Born Wrapped in Barbed Wire
  • Map of Seventeen
  • Dead Letters
  • Plenty
  • The Ghost Hunter's Beautiful Daughter
  • Caryatids
  • A Beginner's Guide to Survival Before, During, and After the Apocalypse
  • Smoke City
  • Vanishing Point
  • The Language of Moths


Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2013 - ISBN: 1590213696 / 9781590213698  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025973 $15.00
Bear, Elizabeth  
Book of Iron
Prequel to her novella 'Bone and Jewel Creatures'. Messaline is built on the ruins of a still more ancient city. When two foreign Wizards and a bard from the western isles arrive in pursuit of a sorcerer intent on plundering the deadly artifacts of lost Erem, Bijou the Artificer, Kaulas the Necromancer, and Prince Salih join their hunt.  
Novella, 124 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596064749 / 9781596064744  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024574 $20.00
Befeler, Mike  
The Back Wing
Harold McCaffrey moves into a retirement home and finds himself living in the Back Wing with a group of aging witches, vampires, and shape-shifters. He bonds with his fellow denizens, especially Bella. They must use all their normal and special skills to solve two murders in this unique retirement community.  
Novel, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Courtney Literary - 2013 - ISBN: 0985564369 / 9780985564360  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025065 $14.99
Benford, Gregory / Niven, Larry  
Bowl of Heaven
An expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an immense artifact in interstellar space that is heading for the same system as the human ship. The mystery of its origin and purpose propel the humans toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765366460 / 9780765366467  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024298 $8.99
Benton-Banai, Edward  
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway
Ages 9 and up. The history, traditions, and culture of the Ojibway people told via stories and myths drawn from traditional teachings of tribal elders. Illustrated with line drawings throughout.
    Contents
  • The Ojibway Creation Story
  • Original Man Walks the Earth
  • Original Man and His Grandmother No-ko'-mis
  • The Earth's First People
  • The Great Flood
  • Waynaboozhoo and the Search for His Father
  • Waynaboozhoo and His Return to the People
  • The Seven Grandfathers and the Little Boy
  • The Old Man and the First Midewiwin Ceremony
  • The Clan System
  • The Pipe and the Eagle
  • The Sweat Lodge
  • The Seven Fires
  • The Migration of the Anishinabe
  • Conclusion: Stepping Into Modern History
 
Collection, 114 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
University of Minnesota - 2010 - ISBN: 0816673829 / 9780816673827  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025160 $21.95
Berenson, Alex  
John Wells #07: The Night Ranger
Plus bonus Wells short story 'The Kidnapping'. Wells goes undercover to track four Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them.  
Novel, 475 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Jove - 2014 - ISBN: 0515153702 / 9780515153705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025332 $9.99
Berry, Steve  
Cotton Malone #08: The King's Deception
Plus bonus Cotton Malone novella 'The Tudor Plot'. Cotton Malone and his son Gary are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown fueled by shocking Tudor secrets.  
Novel, 624 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345526554 / 9780345526557  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025681 $9.99
Bertin, Joanne  
Dragonlords #3: Bard's Oath
Over the years, the ranks of the dragonlords have thinned, weakening their authority. And now a more direct threat to their reign has emerged: to avenge a death, a master bard has fashioned a harp that compels others to do his bidding.  
Novel, 513 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0812579240 / 9780812579246  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024296 $7.99
Beukes, Lauren  
The Shining Girls
A time-traveling serial killer can't be traced, until one of his victims survives; she must unravel an impossible mystery to track the killer down.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel
 
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316216860 / 9780316216869  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023906 $16.00
Beyer, Kirsten  
Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors
Captain Chakotay is determined to prove that the fleet's ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests; the key to doing so may lie in a distress call they received nine years earlier, but could not investigate at that time.  
Novel, 385 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476738548 / 9781476738543  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026026 $7.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Haunted Home Renovation #4: Home for the Haunting
Working on a volunteer project, Mel tries to ignore the haunted house next door - until a body shows up on her job site.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451240707 / 9780451240705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024135 $7.99
Blaedel, Sara  
Louise Rick #04: Farewell to Freedom
A young woman's murder and an abandoned baby lead Copenhagen detective Louise Rick to a human trafficking ring.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Pegasus - 2014 - ISBN: 1605985279 / 9781605985275  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025962 $14.95
Bova, Ben  
Farside
Telescopes on Earth have detected a planet light-years away, and the race is on to get photographs and spectra that will show whether it's Earth-like and has life. The far side of the moon, the ideal place to put the observatory, becomes the setting for a tangled web of politics, ambition, love, jealousy, and murder.  
Novel, 367 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765363593 / 9780765363596  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025824 $7.99
Bowen, Rhys  
Molly #12: The Family Way
Restless and irritable with the enforced idleness of pregnancy, Molly can't resist investigating when she learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the last month.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250042240 / 9781250042248  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025796 $17.99
Boyer, Susan M.  
Liz Talbot #2: Lowcountry Bombshell
Calista McQueen's life has eerily mirrored Marilyn Monroe's. Fearing that the anniversary of Marilyn's death will also be hers, she turns to PI Liz Talbot for help. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes, and Liz races to uncover a murder plot in time to save Calista's life - and her own.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Henery - 2013 - ISBN: 1938383567 / 9781938383564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024987 $15.95
Bradley, Alan  
Flavia de Luce #5: Speaking from Among the Bones
The English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey is shocked when the church organist's body turns up inside St. Tancred's tomb. Who would want to kill him, and why bury him in that sacred place? Eleven-year-old amateur sleuth and chemistry buff Flavia de Luce is on the case.  
Novel, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Bantam - 2013 - ISBN: 038534404X / 9780385344043  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025629 $15.00


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