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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
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
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, 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
Stirling, S.M.  
Shadowspawn #3: Shadows of Falling Night
Adrian and Ellen thought that his twin sister was dead, but Adrienne survived, and now leads a faction of the Shadowspawn. To defeat Adrian, she has suborned his mentor. Unless Adrian and Ellen can stop him, his actions will make Adrienne the demon-goddess of the world forever.  
Novel, 439 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 045124057X / 9780451240576  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025356 $9.99
Stout, Rex - of interest: Goldsborough, Robert  
Nero Wolfe: Murder in the Ball Park
Watching the Giants take on the Dodgers, Archie Goodwin and Saul Panzer notice state senator Orson Milbank, a silver-haired scoundrel with plenty of enemies, in the box seats. A sniper takes out the senator during the fourth inning. Nero Wolfe has no interest in investigating the slaying, but Archie is swayed by the senator's lovely widow.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 1480445657 / 9781480445659  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025422 $14.99
Taylor, Anthony  
Thunderbirds: Arctic Adventure!
Eager to try out a new stealth system of his invention, Brains teams up with Humboldt Aviation to install his system on their new aircraft. But on the first test flight, the V-17 is shot down, and Brains and the pilot are unable to free themselves. Can International Rescue retrieve them before they are captured?  
Novel, 136 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
FTL Publications - 2012 - ISBN: 0982523254 / 9780982523254  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025092 $15.95
Temple, Johnny (editor)  
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series
Signed ONLY by Reed Farrel Coleman. Reprints thirty-seven stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: True Grit
  • Animal Rescue == Dennis Lehane
  • The Confidential Informant == George Pelecanos
  • The Golden Gopher == Susan Straight
  • The Book Signing == Pete Hamill
  • Run Kiss Daddy == Joyce Carol Oates
  • Still Air == Terrance Hayes
  • White Trash == Jerome Charyn
    Part II: American Values
  • Alice Fantastic == Maggie Estep
  • The Gospel of Moral Ends == Bayo Ojikutu
  • When All This Was Bay Ridge == Tim McLoughlin
  • Crazy for You == Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
  • Mastermind == Reed Farrel Coleman
  • The Clown and the Bard == Karen Karbo
    Part III: Road Rage
  • Mulholland Dive == Michael Connelly
  • Our Eyes Couldn't Stop Opening == Megan Abbott
  • Public Transportation == Lee Child
  • Too Near Real == Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Ride Along == James W. Hall
  • Second Chance == Elyssa East
    Part IV: Homeland Security
  • After Thirty == Don Winslow
  • Missing Gene == J. Malcolm Garcia
  • Loot == Julie Smith
  • The Prison == Domenic Stansberry
  • Helper == Joseph Bruchac
  • Easy as A-B-C == Laura Lippman
  • The Rose Red Vial == Pir Rothenberg
    Part V: Under the Influence
  • Amapola == Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Tik == John O'Brien
  • Lighthouse == S.J. Rozan
  • Secret Pool == Asali Solomon
  • Burns == William Kent Krueger
    Part VI: Street Justice
  • Vic Primeval == T. Jefferson Parker
  • Feeding Frenzy == Tim Broderick
  • Promised Tulips == Bharti Kirchner
  • If You Can't Stand the Heat == Lawrence Block
  • Phelan's First Case == Lisa Sandlin
  • A Nice Place to Visit == Jeffery Deaver
  • About the Contributors
  • About the Akashic Noir Series
  • Akashic Noir Series Awards, Prizes & Honors
 
Anthology, 518 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 1617751847 / 9781617751844  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024929 $16.95
Tettensor, E.L. (aka Lindsey, Erin)  
Nicolas Lenoir #1: Darkwalker
Victorian London: Ten years ago, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a spirit who demands a terrible toll from those who offend the dead. Now the Darkwalker has returned.  
Novel, 360 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2013 - ISBN: 0451419987 / 9780451419989  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024139 $7.99
Thompson, Richard A.  
Herman Jackson #3: Lowertown
Signed by the author on the title page. Someone used St. Paul bail bondsman Herman Jackson's name and license to bail out a vicious killer, who immediately disappeared. The only solid lead Jackson has is a laptop found in the killer's apartment with details of vicious crimes - past and future.  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Forty Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1938473094 / 9781938473098  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025127 $16.95
Trenholm, Hayden  
Blood & Water: Resource Wars of the Near Future
Twenty sf/fantasy stories (fifteen originals, five reprints) of conflicts over resources.
    Contents
  • Blood & Water, an introduction == Hayden Trenholm
  • Drowntown == Camille Alexa
  • Bubbles and Boxes == Julie E. Czerneda
  • Phoebastria == Jennifer Rahn
  • Hard Water == Christine Cornell
  • Rabbit Season == Fiona Moore
  • And Not a Drop to Drink == Stephanie Bedwell-Grime
  • Scrabbling == Isabella D. Hodson
  • Bad Blood == Agnes Cadieux
  • We Take Care of Our Own == Kate Heartfield
  • The Parable of the Clown == Derek Kunsken
  • Blue Train == Derryl Murphy
  • The Cow's in the Meadow, the Blood's in the Corn == M.L.D. Curelas
  • A Rash of Flowers == Ryan McFadden
  • This Is the Ice Age == Claude Lalumière
  • Storm == Gerald Brandt
  • Little-Canada == Kevin Cockle
  • Spirit Dance == Douglas Smith
  • The Great Divide == Brent Nichols
  • Digging Deeper == Susan Forest
  • Watching Over the Human Garden == Jean-Louis Trudel
 
Anthology, 241 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Bundoran - 2012 - ISBN: 0987735233 / 9780987735232  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024562 $17.95
Trenholm, Hayden  
Steele Chronicles #1: Defining Diana
2043: Science is taking DNA manipulation to new, unrestricted levels. Frank Steele is an old-fashioned cop, commanding an elite unit that handles the bizarre cases, and he knows the money, murders, missing persons, and gruesome body shops are all connected.  
Novel, 282 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Bundoran - 2008 - ISBN: 0978205200 / 9780978205201  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024564 $19.95
Trenholm, Hayden  
Steele Chronicles #2: Steel Whispers
Four dead Borg and counting. Serial killer, gang violence, or civil war? While the Special Detection Unit hunts for answers, a terrified family searches for their missing daughter, and the war between society's elites takes an even nastier turn.  
Novel, 273 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Bundoran - 2009 - ISBN: 0978205235 / 9780978205232  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024565 $19.95
Trenholm, Hayden  
Steele Chronicles #3: Stealing Home
When Frank Steele retired from the police force to work as a PI, he left behind more foes than friends. So when his girlfriend Nancy disappears in a high-tech abduction, he has a good idea what his enemies want from him in exchange.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Bundoran - 2010 - ISBN: 0978205251 / 9780978205256  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024566 $16.95
Turnage, Sheila  
Mo & Dale #1: Three Times Lucky
Ages 10 and up. Eleven years ago, young Mo washed ashore in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, after a hurricane. She found a home with the Colonel - a cafe owner with a forgotten past of his own - and cafe hostess Miss Lana. When the Colonel is implicated in the murder of a grumpy cafe regular, Mo and her best friend Dale jump in to investigate.

Awards:
♦  2013 Newbery Honor Book
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 312 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Puffin - 2014 - ISBN: 0142426059 / 9780142426050  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022110 $7.99


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