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


 
 
Dickinson, Peter  
The Poison Oracle
Invited to an Arab kingdom to pursue his work on animal communication, Morris must go into the oil-rich marshes to discover the truth after Dinah - a chimpanzee who is learning to form sentences with plastic symbols - is the only witness to a murder committed there.  
Novel, 191 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974)  
Small Beer - 2013 - ISBN: 1618730657 / 9781618730657  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022844 $16.00
Dunn, Matthew  
Will Cochrane #3: Slingshot
Ordered to recover a document stolen by a Russian traitor working for a former Stasi officer, MI6 turned CIA asset Will Cochrane finds himself pitted against a Russian agent with the same objective.  
Novel, 501 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062038052 / 9780062038050  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025282 $5.99
Elkins, Aaron  
Gideon Oliver #17: Dying on the Vine
The Italian police believe it's murder-suicide, but skeleton detective Gideon Oliver comes to a different conclusion when he examines the remains of a Tuscan vineyard owner and his wife. When another of their relatives meets an unlikely end, it's clear the killer isn't finished.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425255476 / 9780425255476  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024119 $7.99
Ferris, Gordon  
Danny McRae #2: The Unquiet Heart
PI Danny McRae is scraping by in ration-card London. Crime reporter Eve Copeland is looking for new angles to bolster her career. It's an alliance made in heaven - until Eve disappears, a contact dies violently, and an old adversary presents McRae with some unpalatable truths. McRae's search for his lover leads to a web of black marketeers, double agents, and assassins, and then to the shattered remains of Berlin.  
Novel, 279 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Corvus UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0857895559 / 9780857895554  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024858 $12.95
Ferris, Gordon  
Douglas Brodie #3: Pilgrim Soul
Glasgow, 1947: The Jewish community turns to ex-cop Douglas Brodie to solve a series of burglaries the police don't care about. When the thief is found butchered in a house he was robbing, and then the homeowner is murdered, the case disintegrates into chaos.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger
 
Novel, 383 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0857897624 / 9780857897626  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025936 $12.95
Ferris, Monica (aka Pulver, Mary Monica)  
Needlecraft #16: And Then You Dye
Plus bonus short story 'The Naked Thread'. Hailey Brent supplies beautiful hand-dyed yarns for Betsy's needlework shop. When Hailey is found dead of a gunshot wound, Betsy is determined to find out who killed her. It turns out Hailey was a shady character. But can Betsy find the killer among a bevy of colorful suspects? Includes a counted cross-stitch pattern.  
Novel, 315 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425255263 / 9780425255261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024125 $7.99
Flint, Shamini  
Inspector Singh #6: A Calamitous Chinese Killing
When the son of an official at the Singapore Embassy is bludgeoned to death in a Beijing alley, Chinese security says it was a robbery gone wrong. The young man's mother insists on having Inspector Singh investigate.  
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Piatkus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749957794 / 9780749957797  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024861 $12.95
Fluke, Joanne  
Hannah Swensen #18: Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
Hannah's Red Velvet cupcakes are being served at the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel, but the celebration comes to a screeching halt when a partygoer takes a dive off the building's rooftop garden. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 348 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758280351 / 9780758280350  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025472 $7.99
George, Elizabeth  
Becca King #1: The Edge of Nowhere
Ages 12 and up. Becca King is at risk from her ability to hear the thoughts of others. On the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered, she winds up on Whidbey Island. But can she trust the locals who befriend her?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
 
Novel, 440 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Penguin Speak - 2013 - ISBN: 014242675X / 9780142426753  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025491 $9.99
Gerritsen, Tess  
Rizzoli & Isles #04: Body Double
Plus bonus Rizzoli & Isles story 'John Doe'. Boston medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles is shocked to discover that a murdered woman who looks exactly like her is in fact a twin sister she didn't know about. The investigation leads Maura to the icy stranger who gave her life - and who might be planning to take it away.  
Novel, 479 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345547713 / 9780345547712  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025682 $9.99
Grafton, Sue  
Kinsey and Me: Stories
Nine Kinsey Millhone stories (written between 1986 and 1993) plus thirteen stories based on Grafton's own life written in the decade after her mother died.
    Contents
  • Preface
    Kinsey
  • Introduction
  • Between the Sheets
  • Long Gone
  • The Parker Shotgun
  • Non Sung Smoke
  • Falling Off the Roof
  • A Poison That Leaves No Trace
  • Full Circle
  • A Little Missionary Work
  • The Lying Game
    Entr'acte
  • An Eye for an I: Justice, Morality, the Nature of the Hard-boiled Private Investigator, and All That Existential Stuff
    . . . and Me
  • Introduction
  • A Woman Capable of Anything
  • That's Not an Easy Way to Go
  • Lost People
  • Clue
  • Night Visit, Corridor A
  • April 24, 1960
  • The Closet
  • Maple Hill
  • A Portable Life
  • The Quarrel
  • Jessie
  • Death Review
  • A Letter from My Father
 
Collection, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 0425267792 / 9780425267790  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024113 $9.99
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #072: Intimidation, Inc. / Wizard of Crime
Plus story 'The House That Gaul Built' by Alfred Bester.

Intimidation, Inc.: A city is threatened by murderous extortionists.

Wizard of Crime: The Shadow and Margo Lane unmask the financial mastermind behind two criminal organizations.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771113 / 9781608771110  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025060 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #073: The Seven Drops of Blood / Death from Nowhere
Plus Whisperer story 'The Band of Fear' by Alan Hathaway (writing as Clifford Goodrich).

The Seven Drops of Blood: The Dark Avenger follows a trail of murder to retrieve priceless rubies.

Death from Nowhere: The Shadow must uncover a strange secret to prove the innocence of a man accused of an impossible crime.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771156 / 9781608771158  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025061 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #074: The Crystal Buddha / The Vindicator
Plus Red Dragon graphic story 'Twilight of the Gods' drawn by Edd Cartier.

The Crystal Buddha: The Shadow investigates how a dying man's bequest became a legacy of death.

The Vindicator: The Dark Avenger invades Vreekill Castle to unmask an enigmatic mastermind.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771172 / 9781608771172  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025062 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore / Elliott, Bruce)  
Shadow #075: The Golden Master / Death's Bright Finger / Reign of Terror
The Golden Master: The Shadow confronts Shiwan Khan.

Death's Bright Finger: The Shadow battles The Light.

Reign of Terror: The Master Avenger and his agents seek to end a protection racket.  
Omnibus, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939 / 1942 / 1948)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771202 / 9781608771202  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025063 $14.95
Gregory, Susanna  
Thomas Chaloner #08: Death in St. James's Park
When growing mistrust of Charles II's court and officials leads to an explosion outside the General Letter Office, intelligencer Thomas Chaloner cannot understand why an incompetent is put in charge of the investigation. He becomes even more suspicious of the Lord Chamberlain's motives when he discovers that the witnesses are likely intercepting mail rather than delivering it.  
Novel, 454 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Sphere UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0751544337 / 9780751544336  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024848 $13.95
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia  
Bill Slider #16: Hard Going
During his week off, Slider is saved from the horrors of a shopping trip with his kids when a well-known local philanthropist is bashed in the head with a bronze statue. The investigation turns up scant evidence, but far too many suspects.  
Novel, 236 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Severn House - 2013 - ISBN: 0727883313 / 9780727883315  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024552 $28.95
Hart, Carolyn  
Cry in the Night
On a trip to Mexico City to restore a valuable Aztec manuscript to its rightful owners, museum curator Sheila Ramsey encounters treachery and murder.  
Novel, 242 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425269906 / 9780425269909  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024126 $7.99
Hart, Ellen  
Jane Lawless #18: The Cruel Ever After
Jane's shock is nothing compared to her ex-husband's when he returns to Minneapolis, then wakes up next to the dead body of an art collector.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 23nd Annual Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery
 
Novel, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Bywater - 2013 - ISBN: 1612940447 / 9781612940441  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024925 $14.95
Haywood, B.B.  
Candy Holliday #5: Town in a Strawberry Swirl
A local berry farmer has been found dead near his strawberry fields. Lydia St. Graves was seen leaving the scene of the crime; she turns to Candy for help finding the real killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 300 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425252469 / 9780425252468  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025339 $7.99
Heywood, Joseph  
Lute Bapcat #1: Red Jacket
1913: Rough Rider Lute Bapcat has become one of the Michigan's first game wardens. When the mine workers strike, there is a sudden rash of decapitated, spoiled deer, poisoned trout streams and wells, and unusual deforestation. Are the mine owners trying to break the strike by depriving the workers of nature's bounty?  
Novel, 473 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Lyons - 2013 - ISBN: 0762788593 / 9780762788590  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025083 $16.95
Hiaasen, Carl  
Dance of the Reptiles
The best of his syndicated columns from the past twelve years, covering topics both local and national, including hurricanes, offshore drilling, voting rights, and political corruption.  
Nonfiction, 398 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Vintage - 2014 - ISBN: 0345807022 / 9780345807021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025636 $15.95
Hollis, Lee  
Hayley Powell #4: Death of a Chocoholic
When plus-size chocolatier Bessie Winthrop is found dead in her kitchen, Hayley suspects that Bessie's heart attack might actually be a candy-coated murder. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 332 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758294492 / 9780758294494  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025465 $7.99
Horvath, Polly  
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire!
Ages 8 and up. When Madeline arrives home from school on Vancouver Island, her hippie parents are missing. When she discovers she can understand animal languages, and that her parents have been kidnapped by foxes, she hires rabbit detectives to find them.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Yearling - 2014 - ISBN: 0375865306 / 9780375865305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025672 $8.99
Housewright, David  
Holland Taylor #1: Penance
When the drunk driver who killed Holland Taylor's wife and daughter is shot dead, Taylor is the obvious suspect. He didn't do it, but he means to find out who did.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 1996 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Forty Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1938473116 / 9781938473111  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025128 $16.95


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