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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 104
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 $16.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tursten, Helene  
Irene Huss #5: The Golden Calf
DI Huss and her colleagues investigate when three men are found brutally executed in one of Goteborg's most fashionable neighborhoods, a world of expensive cars, fancy homes, and impressive castles in the air.  
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1616952989 / 9781616952983  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024661 $15.95
Viharo, Will  
Vic Valentine #1: Love Stories Are Too Violent for Me
PI Vic Valentine is hired by a hard-drinking pro ball player to find a vanished lover. The hunt leads down a trail of decadence and danger to the PI's own past.  
Novel, 212 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (revised from the 1993 edition)  
Gutter Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1939751101 / 9781939751102  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025005 $14.95
Weber, Tracy  
Downward Dog #1: Murder Strikes a Pose
Yoga instructor Kate Davidson strikes up a friendship with George, a homeless alcoholic, and his dog Bella. When she finds George dead, the police dismiss it as drug-related, but Kate knows otherwise. With the murderer on her trail, Kate must solve the case fast, or her next Corpse Pose will be for real.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 274 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738739685 / 9780738739687  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025402 $14.99


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