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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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
Vaught, Susan  
Freaks Like Us
Ages 12 and up. When Jason's best friend disappears, the whole town starts searching for her, including Jason. But the insistent voices in Jason's schizophrenic head make it hard to know what is real and what is not. As the chase becomes more panicked, Jason's meds start wearing off, and he looks more and more guilty. But of what, exactly?  
Novel, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Bloomsbury - 2014 - ISBN: 1619631636 / 9781619631632  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025818 $9.99
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
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack #16 / Adversary Cycle #6: Nightworld
The sun rises late. Then the holes appear, the first in Central Park, near the apartment where Repairman Jack and a man as old as time watch with growing dread. At sundown, the first unearthly, hungry creatures appear. Jack and Glaeken search the Secret History to gather a ragtag army for a last stand against the Otherness and a hideously transformed Rasalom.  
Novel, 482 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC (author's definitive edition, substantially revised from the 1992 edition)  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765361094 / 9780765361097  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025833 $8.99


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