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


 
 
Royal, Priscilla  
Prioress Eleanor #10: Covenant with Hell
1277: On a pilgrimage to an East Anglian Shrine, Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas investigate when a nun falls to her death, and discover that the slaying is tainted with treason.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 219 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2013 - ISBN: 1464201951 / 9781464201950  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024794 $14.95
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
Sharp, Zoë  
Charlie Fox #10: Die Easy
When a robbery explodes into a hostage situation, the motive may be more complex than simple greed. Someone has a score to settle, and bodyguard Sean Meyer is part of the picture. Only trouble is, he can't remember why. When Charlie finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes that this time she's got to fight it out on her own.  
Novel, 396 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pegasus - 2013 - ISBN: 1605985082 / 9781605985084  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024754 $15.95
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
Siciliano, Sam  
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Grimswell Curse
When Rose Grimswell breaks off her engagement to Lord Digby, he calls on Sherlock Holmes to visit her ancestral home to find out why. Holmes explores the legend of the Grimswell Curse when a mysterious figure is spotted on the moor accompanied by a large creature.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2013 - ISBN: 1781166811 / 9781781166819  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024646 $9.95
Sidebottom, Harry  
Warrior of Rome #5: Wolves of the North
263 CE: With the Empire in turmoil, Ballista heads north, to try to turn the brutal Heruli against each other. As he and his retinue travel, someone picks them off one by one, leaving behind mutilated corpses and terror.  
Novel, 411 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Overlook - 2014 - ISBN: 1468308203 / 9781468308204  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025910 $15.95
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
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
Slaughter, Karin  
Grant County #11 / Will Trent #7: Unseen
Plus bonus Will Trent story 'Busted'. Will is in Macon, undercover as a scary ex-con. Sara has no idea where he is, but comes to Macon when her cop stepson is gunned down, and unknowingly winds up working the same case Will is. Soon danger swirls around both of them.  
Novel, 530 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Dell - 2014 - ISBN: 0345539494 / 9780345539496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025688 $7.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
Trains and Lovers
As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2013 - ISBN: 034580581X / 9780345805812  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025630 $15.95
Smith, David Hale (editor)  
Dallas Noir
Sixteen original stories set in Dallas, Texas.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Cowboys
  • Hole-Man == Matt Bondurant
  • The Realtor == Ben Fountain
  • In the Air == Daniel J. Hale
  • The Clearing == Emma Rathbone
  • En la Calle Doce (Flaco's Blues) == Oscar C. Pena
    Part II: Rangers
  • The Private Room == Merritt Tierce
  • Night Work == Clay Reynolds
  • Full Moon == Lauren Davis
  • Like Kissing Your Sister == James Hime
  • An Angel from Heaven == Fran Hillyer
    Part III: Mavericks
  • Coincidences Can Kill You == Kathleen Kent
  • Big Things Happening Here == David Haynes
  • The Stickup Girl == Harry Hunsicker
  • Dog Sitter == Catherine Cuellar
  • Miss Direction == J. Suzanne Frank
  • Swingers Anonymous == Jonathan Woods
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic - 2013 - ISBN: 1617751901 / 9781617751905  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024930 $15.95
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
Spillane, Mickey / Collins, Max Allan  
Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die!
Spillane's lost 1940s novel, completed by Collins and never before published. Hammer and Velda take a vacation at a Long Island beach town; a New York party girl who lives nearby has gone missing. When she turns up naked and dead on a statue in the town square, Hammer investigates.  
Novel, 267 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Titan - 2013 - ISBN: 0857689762 / 9780857689764  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021209 $7.99
Spiller, Robert  
Bonnie Pinkwater #4: Radical Equations
When math teacher and inveterate busybody Bonnie Pinkwater and her Wiccan sidekick Rhiannon Griffith are out hiking, they find the body of Bonnie's boss. When it disappears, then reappears seated at his desk in the tornado-ravaged high school, Bonnie proclaims things downright weird and decides to nose around.  
Novel, 289 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Courtney Literary - 2013 - ISBN: 098556430X / 9780985564308  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025066 $14.99
Stout, David  
Carolina Skeletons
1940s South Carolina: Black teen Linus Bragg knows better, but he follows two white girls into the woods. When he comes to a clearing, both are dead, and Linus is the natural suspect. Forty years later, his nephew returns. Finding the fourth person who visited the clearing that day means reopening a chapter of the town's history that some would like to keep closed.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 1989 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
Overlook - 2014 - ISBN: 1468308548 / 9781468308549  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025914 $13.95
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


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