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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Housewright, David  
Holland Taylor #2: Practice to Deceive
Signed by the author on the half-title page. St. Paul PI Holland Taylor's parents ask him to investigate when their retired neighbor's investments vanish. He uncovers a real estate scam with roots deep in city politics - and a vicious killer hired to protect the secret.  
Novel, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Forty Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1938473124 / 9781938473128  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025129 $16.95
Housewright, David  
Holland Taylor #3: Dearly Departed
Signed by the author on the title page. A woman has disappeared, leaving behind a tape saying that, if she's missing, it's because Raymond Fleck has killed her. Her lawyer hires St. Paul PI Holland Taylor to look for her. As he digs into her past, he learns that Fleck was not the only person who wanted her dead.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Forty Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1938473132 / 9781938473135  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025130 $16.95
Hyzy, Julie  
White House Chef #7: Home of the Braised
The president is in danger at a state dinner, unless Olivia can get to him before it's too late. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425262383 / 9780425262382  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025309 $7.99
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
Jance, J.A.  
Ali Reynolds #08: Deadly Stakes
Asked to investigate a grisly murder by the woman charged with the crime, Ali comes to suspect a connection to another case she's working on: a teenage boy who found a body in the desert when he went to retrieve a box buried by his absent father - a box that turned out to contain a fortune in poker chips.  
Novel, 356 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pocket - 2013 - ISBN: 1451628692 / 9781451628692  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024500 $9.99
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
Kellerman, Jonathan  
Alex Delaware #28: Guilt
Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware investigate when the skeletons of two infants, wrapped in sixty-year-old newspapers, are found inside a crumbling Los Angeles greenhouse.  
Novel, 421 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345505743 / 9780345505743  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025680 $9.99
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
Knox, Annie (aka Watson, Wendy Lyn)  
Pet Boutique #1: Paws for Murder
Izzy McHale wants her Minnesota pet boutique to be the height of canine couture and feline fashion. But at the store's grand opening, she stumbles across a dead body. When her best friend becomes prime suspect, Izzy is determined to clear Rena's name.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451239504 / 9780451239501  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025325 $7.99
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
Landorff, Max  
Tretjak
Tretjak fixes problems for rich clients, with no scruples. When someone begins committing horrific murders, leaving clues behind that all point to Tretjak, it slowly dawns on him - and the Munich police - that these murders are all linked with his past.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st UK Edition  
Haus - 2013 - ISBN: 1908323248 / 9781908323248  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022842 $15.00
Laukkanen, Owen  
Stevens & Windermere #2: Criminal Enterprise
When a family man goes on a bank-robbing spree, driven by his new lust for violence, it's up to FBI special agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens to stop him.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 497 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2013 - ISBN: 042526470X / 9780425264706  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024116 $9.99
Laurie, Victoria  
Ghost Hunter #08: The Ghoul Next Door
Back home in Boston, psychic medium M.J. Holliday and her crew of ghost busters have to deal with a case of possession by a sinister spirit.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 045124060X / 9780451240606  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025323 $7.99
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
Levine, Laura  
Jaine Austen #04: Shoes to Die For
When freelance writer Jaine Austen arrives at a boutique to pitch her ideas for their magazine ads, she finds one of the clerks dead, stabbed with a stiletto heel. Now all Jaine has to do is figure out who hated the woman the most.  
Novel, 256 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 1617730505 / 9781617730504  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025467 $7.99
Levine, Laura  
Jaine Austen #06: Death by Pantyhose
With her bank account hitting new lows, freelance writer Jaine Austen has agreed to write jokes for a stand-up comic. When a heckler is murdered, and the comic is found standing over the body, the police figures they've got the killer; Jaine sets out to find the real culprit.  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Kensington - 2013 - ISBN: 1617730513 / 9781617730511  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024409 $7.99
Logan, Kylie (aka Daniels, Casey)  
Literary Ladies #2: A Tale of Two Biddies
When the town's Bastille Day celebration is cut short by murder, solving the mystery will be a far, far better thing than the Literary Ladies have done before. They'll just have to make sure to keep their heads while they try to stop a killer's reign of terror.  
Novel, 276 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425257762 / 9780425257760  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025344 $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
Lourey, Jess  
Murder by Month #09: January Thaw
Tracking down the family that built Prospect House leads PI-in-training Mira James to an 1865 letter that embroils her in a cold case of treachery.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Lefty Award for Most Humorous Mystery
 
Novel, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738738751 / 9780738738758  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025404 $14.99


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