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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Isenberg, Jane  
The Bones and the Book
In 1890, Aliza Rudinsk, a young Orthodox Jewish immigrant from the Ukraine, arrived in Seattle. In 1965, Aliza's bones turn up in Seattle's underground streets, along with a book written in Yiddish, which Rachel Mazursky offers to translate. Aliza's story compels Rachel to search for the identity of the young woman's murderer; she unearths disturbing secrets about her own past as well as Aliza's.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Oconee Spirit - 2012 - ISBN: 0984010920 / 9780984010929  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025970 $14.95
Jaffarian, Sue Ann  
Odelia Grey #08: Secondhand Stiff
A holiday visit from her fault-finding mother isn't Odelia's favorite thing. But Cousin Ina, who show up with bruises and without her cheating husband, clearly has it worse. When the husband turns up dead in a storage locker, Odelia investigates.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2013 - ISBN: 0738718882 / 9780738718880  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024808 $14.99
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #5: The Silence of the Library
A rare public appearance by the author of the beloved Veronica Thane girl detective series draws an unruly swarm of mystery buffs. It's rumored that she penned Veronica Thane stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing - not even murder - to get hold of them.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425257282 / 9780425257289  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025338 $7.99
Jansson, Anna  
Maria Wern #11: Killer's Island
The tale of the White Sea-Lady - of a young bride who drowns on her wedding night, then returns as a ghost to lure men into the watery depths - resurfaces on the Swedish island of Gotland when a nurse is found murdered in a wedding dress. DI Maria Wern investigates.  
Novel, 364 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Stockholm Text - 2014 - ISBN: 9187173999 / 9789187173998  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025172 $14.95
Killeen, Andrew  
Ismail & Abu Nuwas #1: The Father of Locks
9th-century Baghdad: Teenage thief and storyteller Ismail falls in with poet Abu Nuwas, a reluctant agent of the scheming Wazir. Assigned to investigate reports that the Devil is stalking the streets, they uncover forbidden cults, foreign spies, and a mysterious Brass Bottle. Then children start to disappear, giving credence to the rumors of evil spirits and human sacrifice, but the truth they uncover is more shocking still.  
Novel, 332 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dedalus - 2009 - ISBN: 1903517761 / 9781903517765  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024981 $15.99
Killeen, Andrew  
Ismail & Abu Nuwas #2: The Khalifah's Mirror
9th-century Baghdad: When the Khalifah grants Abu Nuwas - about to be executed for treason and murder - one final wish, he asks that his storyteller friend Ismail be allowed to tell the Khalifah how he came to be begging for his life. What follows is the story of the Father of Locks' bitter rivalry with a Roman assassin, gradually revealing a shocking betrayal.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dedalus - 2012 - ISBN: 1903517974 / 9781903517970  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024982 $15.99
Kirk, David  
Samurai #1: Child of Vengeance
16th-century Japan: Bennosuke worships his samurai father, but has been raised by his uncle, a Buddhist monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embrace the contemplative life. When his father returns, gravely injured, Bennosuke is forced to confront truths about his family's history and his own place in it. These revelations soon guide him down the samurai's path, awash with blood, bravery, and vengeance.  
Novel, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 0345803000 / 9780345803009  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024624 $17.00
Kramer, Julie  
Riley Spartz #5: Shunning Sarah
Signed by the author on the title page. When a murder victim is identified as a young Amish women, the police find it difficult to investigate. No one in the community is talking, and her family won't allow their daughter's picture to be used by the media. But investigative reporter Riley Spartz finds a clue the cops missed, and uncovers a web of fraud and deception in the community, driven by motives as old as the Bible: sex and money.  
Novel, 387 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1451664648 / 9781451664645  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024502 $7.99
Kramer, Julie  
Riley Spartz #6: Delivering Death
Signed by the author on the title page. When she receives a package of smelly human teeth in the mail at the TV station, investigative journalist Riley Spartz becomes embroiled one in of Minneapolis' odder homicide cases. The police are keeping certain details quiet, but it seems that the killer wants the crime publicized. The trail leads to an identity theft ring linking low-life crooks to white-collar opportunists.  
Novel, 287 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 1451664664 / 9781451664669  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024459 $24.99
Kurland, Michael  
Professor Moriarty #5: Who Thinks Evil
London, 1892: When the queen's grandson disappears from a brothel where a prostitute has been murdered, Sherlock Holmes is unavailable, so the royal family turns to Dr. James Moriarty to find the missing prince and clear him of the murder. The killer plans to frame Moriarty for the crimes.  
Novel, 286 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 0312365454 / 9780312365455  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025776 $25.99
Lawrence, Caroline  
P.K. Pinkerton #2: P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man
Ages 8 and up. 1862: Martha, a former slave, turns to twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton for help after her employer, Virginia City saloon gal Sally Sampson, is murdered. When Martha disappears, P.K. turns to Poker Face Jace for help tracking down the killer.

Awards:
♦  Nominated for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile
 
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Puffin - 2014 - ISBN: 0147510333 / 9780147510334  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025492 $7.99
Logue, Mary  
Claire Watkins #9: Lake of Tears
A young woman's bones are found in the ashes of the Burning Boat, a replica of a Norwegian longboat burned at the autumnal equinox on the shores of Lake Pepin. To get to the heart of the mystery surrounding the death, Claire must understand what happened in an attack in the mountains of Afghanistan, which left one man dead, one man wounded, and one man disturbed.  
Novel, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tyrus - 2014 - ISBN: 1440571511 / 9781440571510  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025396 $16.99
Low, Robert  
Kingdom #2: The Lion at Bay
William Wallace has returned to Scottish soil to face his fate, but Robert the Bruce now stands between him and the crown. Warring factions, intrigue, and battles threaten at every turn, as both men face uncertain futures.  
Novel, 419 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Collins UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0007486049 / 9780007486045  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022853 $17.99
McAlpine, Gordon  
Edgar & Allan Poe #1: The Tell-tale Start
Ages 8 and up. When their black cat is kidnapped, twelve-year-old twins Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe, convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip; mayhem and mystery ensue. Is Edgar Allan Poe reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the family?  
Novel, 178 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Puffin - 2013 - ISBN: 0142423467 / 9780142423462  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025067 $6.99
McGilloway, Brian  
Benedict Devlin #5: The Nameless Dead
Digging for an informer's body from decades ago, the Commission for Location of Victims' Remains uncovers the skeleton of a murdered baby. Evidence revealed by the commission's activities cannot lead to prosecution, but Garda Inspector Devlin hates to leave a murderer unpunished. When more deaths follow, Devlin follows his conscience.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Pan UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0330460862 / 9780330460866  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024856 $12.95
Mosley, Walter  
Easy Rawlins #12: Little Green
1967: Easy cruises the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip in search of a missing young black man - and maybe his own rebirth.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0307949788 / 9780307949783  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025634 $14.95
Myers, Beverle Graves  
Tito Amato #6: Whispers of Vivaldi
Venice, 1745: Misfortune has left Tito's voice a husky croak. Fortunately, he can reinvent himself, staging operas at his beloved Teatro San Marco. Unfortunately, that leads to him being accused of murdering Maestro Torani in order to take his place as principal director. Tito's life and the future of the Teatro San Marco now depend on his skills as a sleuth.  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464202109 / 9781464202100  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025424 $14.95
Nesbø, Jo  
Harry Hole #02: Cockroaches
When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush things up. Once he arrives, he discovers the case is about much more than one murder.  
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0345807154 / 9780345807151  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025649 $15.95
Neuhaus, Nele  
von Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #4: Snow White Must Die
When a woman dies after being pushed off a bridge, the investigation leads police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein to the woman's home in a small German village, where two teenage girls vanished eleven years ago, and the woman's son was convicted based on circumstantial evidence. The villagers won't talk to them, but when another girl disappears, the case becomes a race against time.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250039770 / 9781250039774  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024233 $16.99
O'Connor, T.J.  
Gumshoe Ghost #1: Dying to Know
After being shot dead in his home with his own service revolver, Tuck returns as a ghost, and sets out to solve his own murder.  
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738739502 / 9780738739502  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025403 $14.99
Parker, Kate  
Victorian Bookshop #1: The Vanishing Thief
Victorian London: Georgia Fenchurch is an antiquarian bookseller, and also a member of the Archivist society, a secret group of private investigators. When a frantic woman claims her neighbor has been abducted by a notorious duke, Georgia and the Society agree to take the case.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425266605 / 9780425266601  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023846 $15.00
Parker, Robert B. - of interest: Knott, Robert  
Cole & Hitch #5: Ironhorse
Virgil and Everett's first duty as Territorial Marshalls is a train trip escorting a group of Mexican prisoners to the border. Their journey becomes a lot more complicated when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughter, bodyguards, and a small fortune.  
Novel, 401 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425267709 / 9780425267707  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024115 $9.99
Purser, Ann  
Lois Meade #12: Found Guilty at Five
When her son brings a young woman cellist to a family wedding, Lois must enlist Inspector Cowgill's help when first the woman's cello and then the woman go missing. Could this be another in a string of murderous musical thefts?  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 042525240X / 9780425252406  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024124 $7.99
Rollins, James (aka Clemens, James)  
SIGMA Force #09: The Eye of God
Commander Gray Pierce and SIGMA - joined by a pair of Vatican historians - race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.  
Novel, 530 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0061785679 / 9780061785672  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025279 $9.99
Ross, Kate  
Julian Kestrel #4: The Devil in Music
Regency dandy Julian Kestrel becomes fascinated with the unsolved murder of a Milanese aristocrat and the disappearance of his protege, a brilliant young English opera singer.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 1997 Agatha Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 539 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384713 / 9781937384715  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022869 $14.95


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