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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Robeson, Kenneth (Dent, Lester)  
Doc Savage #70: The All-White Elf / The Wee Ones
Plus Cap Fury comic strip 'Looking for Trouble' by Jon L. Blummer

The All-White Elf: The Elf's blinding light inflicts severe illness on Monk and Ham.

The Wee Ones: Reports set Doc on the trail of a strange miniaturized woman.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1945)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771237 / 9781608771233  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026131 $14.95
Robeson, Kenneth (Bogart, William G. / Dent, Lester)  
Doc Savage #71: The Angry Ghost / The Disappearing Lady
The Angry Ghost: America's security is threatened by horrific destruction to the coastal defenses.

The Disappearing Lady: Doc Savage unravels a million-dollar blackmail and murder scheme.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940 / 1946)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771288 / 9781608771288  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026140 $14.95
Robeson, Kenneth (Davis, Harold A. / Dent, Lester)  
Doc Savage #72: The Purple Dragon / Colors for Murder
Plus Doc Savage radio script 'Journey Into Oblivion' by Edward Gruskin.

The Purple Dragon: Graduates of Doc Savage's Crime College revert to their evil ways, leading the Man of Bronze into a deadly confrontation.

Colors for Murder: A murder attempt and a gorgeous damsel set Doc, Monk, and Ham on the trail of an evil mastermind.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940 / 1946)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771318 / 9781608771318  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026141 $14.95
Robinson, Kim (editor) / Canavan, Gerry (editor)  
Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Contemporary visions of the future have been shaped by hopes and fears about the effects of human technology and global capitalism on the natural world. In an era of climate change, mass extinction, and oil shortage, such visions have become increasingly catastrophic, even apocalyptic. Exploring the close relationship between science fiction, ecology, and environmentalism, these essays consider how science fiction writers have been working through this crisis. Includes an extended interview with Kim Stanley Robinson and an annotated list for further exploration of ecological sf and related works of fiction, nonfiction, films, television, comics,animation, video games, music, and more.  
Nonfiction, 295 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Wesleyan - 2014 - ISBN: 0819574279 / 9780819574275  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026405 $27.95
Robinson, Peter  
Alan Banks #20: Watching the Dark
When a DI is murdered and compromising photos are found in his room, DCI Banks finds a link that takes him to Estonia to search for the truth about an English girl's disappearance there six years ago. Back in Eastvale, other clues lead DI Cabbot to a migrant labor scam involving corrupt bureaucrats and a loan shark.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062283979 / 9780062283979  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025243 $14.99
Robotham, Michael (editor)  
If I Tell You . . . I'll Have to Kill You
Top Australian crime writers share the secrets of their success, their best writing tips, and their favorite must-reads.
    Contents
  • You've Been Warned (introduction) == Michael Robotham
  • Keep the Bodies Coming == Shane Maloney
  • The Three C's == Marele Day
  • What Else Is There to Do? == Peter Corris
  • I Know It's Only Noir (But I Like It) == Lenny Bartulin
  • Keeping It Real == Liz Porter
  • I'm Writing a Crime Novel == Garry Disher
  • Ned Kelly Diary == Malla Nunn
  • Scenes from a Life == Kerry Greenwood
  • What's the Worst Thing That Can Happen? == Geoffrey McGeachin
  • Writing Gives Me Wings == Angela Savage
  • A Stripping Feminist Private Eye == Leigh Redhead
  • First Find Some Atmosphere == Barry Maitland
  • Beauty and Death == Tara Moss
  • Take a Little Time for the Country to Know You == Adrian Hyland
  • Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know == Leah Giarratano
  • The Secret Formula == Michael Robotham
  • The Art of Suspense == Katherine Howell
  • Gitmo Here I Come == Lindy Cameron
  • A Writing Life == Gabrielle Lloyd
  • The Facts, Ma'am, Nothing But the Facts == Lindsay Simpson
  • The Ned Kelly Awards == Peter Lawrance
  • Authors' Must-Reads
 
Nonfiction, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Allen & Unwin AU - 2013 - ISBN: 1743313489 / 9781743313480  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026617 $16.95
Ross, Barbara  
Maine Clambake #2: Boiled Over
When the townspeople want to pin a murder on the clambake company's new employee, who has disappeared, Julia has to cook up a proper investigation to find the real killer. Includes recipes.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 310 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758286872 / 9780758286871  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026388 $7.99
Roy, Lauren M.  
Night Owls #1: Night Owls
Can bookstore manager Val McTeague's mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and succubi stop the evil entities known as Creeps from getting their claws on a book capable of unleashing nameless horrors?  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425272486 / 9780425272480  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025378 $7.99
Ryan, Annelise  
Mattie Winston #5: Board Stiff
Wisconsin deputy coroner Mattie Winston investigates the death of a nursing home board member; rumor has it he was offing residents who cost him too much.  
Novel, 360 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758272766 / 9780758272768  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025477 $7.99
Ryan, Sofie (aka Kelly, Sofie)  
Second Chance Cat #1: The Whole Cat and Caboodle
At Second Chance, her shop in North Harbor, Maine, Sarah sells items she has refurbished and repurposed; her cat Elvis is a favorite with the clientele. When Sarah's elderly friend Maddie is found with a dead body in her garden, even investigator Nick Elliot, Sarah's old high school flame, thinks Maddie was up to no good. So it's up to Sarah and Elvis to make sure the real killer doesn't get another chance.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 323 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451419944 / 9780451419941  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025517 $7.99
Sakey, Marcus  
Brilliants #1: Brilliance
Federal agent Nick Cooper is a brilliant, whose special gifts render him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in - and betray his own kind.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Prometheus Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 439 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2013 - ISBN: 1611099692 / 9781611099690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026185 $14.95
Sandford, John  
Lucas Davenport #23: Silken Prey
When a political fixer disappears, the clues lead troublingly to the Minneapolis police department, and then to a woman who has very definite ideas about the way the world should work, and the money and ruthlessness to make it happen - no matter who gets in the way.  
Novel, 453 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425267768 / 9780425267769  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026365 $9.99
Santillan, Jorge  
Doctor Who: When's the Doctor?
Ages 9 and up. Full color. Can you find the Doctor and his friends in each of these intricate images?  
Activity Book, 47 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
BBC UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1405917202 / 9781405917209  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026403 $7.99
Sawyer, Robert J.  
Red Planet Blues
Expanded from his novella 'Identity Theft'. Working the mean streets of the Martian frontier town of New Klondike, PI Alex Lomax uncovers clues to the decades-old murders of the men who first discovered life on Mars - and possibly the location of a legendary lode of rare Martian fossils that some are willing to kill to possess.  
Novel, 338 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256413 / 9780425256411  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025511 $7.99
Scalzi, John  
Old Man's War #5: The Human Division
For generations the Colonial Union has defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU's secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - against the CU. And they've invited Earth to join. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the CU won't be easy either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning - and a brilliant 'B Team', centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable things the universe throws at you when you're struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.  
Novel, 493 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765369559 / 9780765369550  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025841 $8.99
Scerbanenco, Giorgio  
Milano #1: A Private Venus
Milan, 1966: Hired to cure a millionaire's alcoholic son, Dr. Duca Lamberti discovers the young man is hiding a terrible secret that links him to a woman's unsolved death - and behind her death is a pornography and prostitution ring.  
Novel, 241 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Melville International Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1612193358 / 9781612193359  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025646 $16.95
Scott, M.J.  
Half-Light City #4: Fire Kin
The vampire Blood and the shape-shifting Beast Kind seek to seize control now that the treaty is broken. Desperate for help, the humans seek aid from Ahasharic, a powerful Fae, and his mercenary army. Thirty years ago, Ash was exiled by the Veiled Queen, leaving Bryony behind. Now they will have to join forces to save the city.  
Novel, 320 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451465385 / 9780451465382  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026359 $7.99
Scull, Luke  
Grim Company #1: The Grim Company
The Gods are dead. The Magelord Salazar and his magically enhanced troops crush any dissent they find. On the other side of the Broken Sea, the White Lady and her spymistresses plot the liberation of Dorminia. Demons and abominations plague the Highlands. The people are desperately in need of heroes. What they get instead is the Grim Company: a ragtag band of old warriors, a crippled Halfmage, two orphans, and an oddly capable manservant.  
Novel, 422 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0425264858 / 9780425264850  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025388 $8.99
Sebold, Gaie  
Eveline #1: Shanghai Sparrow
In Victorian London, where poverty and glittering etheric inventions exist side by side, young Eveline is a thief and con-artist. Caught in an act of deception, she is offered a choice: transportation, or an education at a school for female spies and a place in Her Majesty's Service.  
Novel, 373 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2014 - ISBN: 1781081859 / 9781781081853  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026023 $7.99
Selke, Lori  
The XY Conspiracy
Jyn, an Asian-American lesbian, is a UFO hunter whose not entirely orthodox theories involve the origins and history of XY chromosomes. When she realizes she's being stalked by a Man in Black, she packs up her car and sets off on a road trip that leads inexorably to New Mexico.  
Novella, 122 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760460 / 9781619760462  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026075 $12.00
Shaffer, Mary Ann / Barrows, Annie  
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
January 1946: London writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale - told in letters by various people - of the island of Guernsey during the brutal Nazi occupation and just after the war ends.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Not a mystery; a simply wonderful and heartwarming historical novel.  
Novel, 274 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Dial - 2009 - ISBN: 0385341008 / 9780385341004  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026120 $17.00
Shaw, Catherine  
Vanessa #5: Fatal Inheritance
1900: When a brilliant violinist is found dead, leaving behind a cryptic suicide note mentioning a cursed inheritance, Vanessa's investigation leads to the science of genetics, the dead man's equally brilliant grandfather, and long-kept family secrets.  
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749014857 / 9780749014858  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026627 $16.95
Shepherd, Joel  
Cassandra Kresnov #5: Operation Shield
Returning home to Callay, Kresnov finds that Federation member worlds, exhausted by the previous lengthy war against the League, are unwilling to risk a confrontation. Some of these forces will go to any lengths to avoid a new conflict, including taking a sledgehammer to the Federation Constitution and threatening the removal by force of Cassandra's own branch of the Federal Security Agency.  
Novel, 461 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PYR - 2014 - ISBN: 1616148950 / 9781616148959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025624 $16.95
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Jump Universe #4: To Do or Die
A strongman backed by thugs and tanks plans to stay in power despite new peacetime rules, and expects to win the coming elections handily. But Ray Longknife, Terrence Tordon, and his wife Ruth are standing in the way - and nothing is going to flatten them.  
Novel, 372 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425262529 / 9780425262528  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025376 $7.99
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #02: The Carter of La Providence (alternate titles: The Crime at Lock 14 / Maigret Meets a Milord)
What was the woman doing in a stable, wearing pearl earrings, a stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes? She must have been alive when she got there, because the murder had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And how is it no one heard a thing? These questions lead Maigret into an unfamiliar world of canals, with its rundown cafes, shadowy towpaths, and eccentric inhabitants.  
Novel, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141393467 / 9780141393469  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025926 $10.00


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