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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Thoft, Ingrid  
Fina Ludlow #1: Loyalty
In a family of high-powered lawyers, Fina is a law school dropout who works as the family firm's PI. When her sister-in-law disappears, she is caught up in a case unlike any she's worked before.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 474 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425268527 / 9780425268520  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025365 $9.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #15: Murder in Chelsea
A woman has inquired after Catherine, the abandoned child Sarah has taken as her daughter, claiming she was Catherine's nursemaid and is acting on behalf of the girl's mother to reunite them. But when Sergeant Frank Malloy tries to verify the woman's identity, he finds she has been murdered.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425260453 / 9780425260456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026368 $7.99
Tope, Rebecca  
Lake District #1: The Windermere Witness
Mark Baxter, a young man from a wealthy family, has been murdered at his sister's wedding. Florist Simmy Brown was one of the last people to talk with him, and becomes further entangled in the case when she witnesses another killing.  
Novel, 414 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749012692 / 9780749012694  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024735 $16.95
Trenholm, Hayden (editor)  
Strange Bedfellows
Stories with political themes by sf writers who are passionate about the importance of ideology and political action as a source of solutions as well as problems.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Hayden Trenholm
  • Tried as an Adult == Eugie Foster
  • Candidate Z == Conor Powers-Smith
  • When This Peace Thing Blows Over == John Skylar
  • Occupy Asteroid == Trevor Shikaze
  • The Afternoon Revolution == Erica L. Satifka
  • Three Years of Ash, Twenty Years of Dust == Andrew Barton
  • The Shapes of Wrath == Ian Creasey
  • Gloop == Gustavo Bondoni
  • Homebody == Richard Harland
  • Capital Punishment == f.f. white
  • Entangled States == Jay Werkheiser
  • In Place of Darkness == Elinor Caiman Sands
  • Blocking == Juliet Kemp
  • Point of Ascension == D.A. D'Amico
  • Changing Body Templates == Bogi Takacs
  • Elayen == Alter S. Reiss
  • Why Lily Left == Katherine Sparrow
  • Amateur Night at the GlobalMart == Craig DeLancey
 
Anthology, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Bundoran - 2014 - ISBN: 1927881005 / 9781927881002  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025956 $16.95
Tubb, E.C.  
Extra Man (alternate title: Fifty Days to Doom) / The Space-Born / Fires of Satan
Reprints two classic sf adventure novels, plus posthumous novel Fires of Satan.  
Omnibus, 413 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954 / 1956 / 2011)  
Gollancz UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0575105208 / 9780575105201  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026593 $29.95
Vachss, Andrew  
Dell & Dolly #1: Aftershock
When the star pitcher of the girls' softball team guns down the most popular boy in school, shockwaves reverberate through their small coastal town. Recent arrivals Dell and Dolly - formerly a mercenary and a war-zone nurse - are determined to get to the truth of the incident, and to whatever town secret the shooter is guarding.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0307950883 / 9780307950888  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025642 $15.95
VanderMeer, Ann & Jeff (editors)  
The Time Traveler's Almanac
Reprints sixty-five time travel stories, compiling more than a century's worth of travels into the past and the future that will reacquaint readers with beloved classics and introduce them to contemporary innovations.  
Anthology, 943 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765374242 / 9780765374240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025747 $26.99
VanderMeer, Jeff  
Southern Reach #2: Authority
In the wake of the disastrous twelfth expedition to Area X, the Southern Reach is in disarray. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves, pushing John Rodriguez, the team's newly appointed head, to confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he serves. And the consequences will spread much further than that.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (entire trilogy)
 
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 2014 - ISBN: 0374104107 / 9780374104108  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026499 $15.00
Viets, Elaine  
Dead-End Job #12: Board Stiff
One of Sunny Jim's customers was killed in a paddle boarding mishap, and he's sure it was no accident. Helen and Phil are going to have to work fast to catch the killer before he pulls another victim under.  
Novel, 282 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451419103 / 9780451419101  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026378 $7.99
Vonnegut, Kurt  
Novels 1976-1985: Slapstick / Jailbird / Deadeye Dick / Galapagos
Plus an assortment of Vonnegut speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.

Slapstick: The post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness.

Jailbird: A political fable, recounting the life of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American Century.

Deadeye Dick: A talentless playwright struggles to atone for the crimes of his youth and the sins of his country.

Galapagos: The story of how and why, a million years ago during the global ecological disaster of 1986, humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution.  
Omnibus, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 1976 / 1982 / 1983 / 1985)  
Library of America - 2014 - ISBN: 1598533045 / 9781598533040  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026445 $35.00
Vonnegut, Kurt  
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Reprints his 1968 collection of short fiction, plus alternate drafts of the title story and an essay by Vonnegut scholar Gregory D. Sumner.
    Contents
  • Preface
  • Where I Live
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • Who Am I This Time?
  • Welcome to the Monkey House
  • Long Walk to Forever
  • The Foster Portfolio
  • Miss Temptation
  • All the King's Horses
  • Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog
  • New Dictionary
  • Next Door
  • More Stately Mansions
  • The Hyannis Port Story
  • D.P.
  • Report on the Barnhouse Effect
  • The Euphio Question
  • Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son
  • Deer in the Works
  • The Lie
  • Unready to Wear
  • The Kid Nobody Could Handle
  • The Manned Missiles
  • Epicac
  • Adam
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  • Building the Monkey House == Gregory D. Sumner
 
Nonfiction, 393 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Dial - 2014 - ISBN: 0812993608 / 9780812993608  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025609 $18.00
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #05: The Devil's Cave
It's spring in the French town of St. Denis, and a dead woman has been found floating in a boat on the river. Evidence suggests the occult may be involved. As questions mount, Bruno and his colleagues draw closer to a showdown in the place the locals call the Devil's Cave.  
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage - 2014 - ISBN: 0345804791 / 9780345804792  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025652 $15.95
Ward, Michael J.  
DestinyQuest #1: The Legion of Shadow
You are an outcast, a renegade with no memory of your past. In seeking to unlock your true identity, you find yourself on a path to redemption: saving the world from the sinister Legion of Shadow.  
Novel, 656 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Gollancz UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0575118733 / 9780575118737  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026591 $16.95
Weber, David / BuNine  
Honorverse: House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion
A new short Honorverse novel by Weber, plus a compendium of tech, specs, history, and backstory.  
Nonfiction, 762 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC/Trade PB  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 147673643X / 9781476736433  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025992 $7.99
Wellington, David  
Jim Chapel #1: Chimera
Seven fugitives - super-soldiers gone rogue - escape from a secret military facility in upstate New York, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Seven innocent citizens are targeted for death. Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel is drafted for a desperate mission to stop this lethal force. But are the killers really rogue soldiers, or are they only the tip of a conspiracy?  
Novel, 576 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062248782 / 9780062248787  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026453 $9.99
Wells, Martha  
Emilie #2: Emilie and the Sky World
Ages 12 and up. Young adventurer Emilie and her patron discover a ship from a different aetheric realm. Emilie must find out if they are friend or foe, and face the even greater dangers which follow fast on the ship's trail.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Strange Chemistry - 2014 - ISBN: 1908844523 / 9781908844521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025663 $9.99
Wenger, Christine  
Comfort Food #2: A Second Helping of Murder
When a cottage resident turns up dead, Trixie suspects the crime might be connected to an unsolved disappearance in the picturesque town's past. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 297 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451415094 / 9780451415097  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025518 $7.99
Westlake, Donald E.  
The Comedy Is Finished
1977: America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam. But not everyone is ready to let go. When radicals kidnap a popular comedian, threatening to kill him unless some of their cohorts are released from prison, the FBI jumps on the case - with bloody consequences.  
Novel, 349 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Hard Case Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1781167818 / 9781781167816  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025698 $7.99
Wilcox, John  
Starshine
1914: British forces are trying to hold off the Germans in France. Jim Hickman and Bertie Murphy are plunged into this nightmare. Jim receives honor after honor, while Bertie sinks into depression. Back home, the girl they both love will have to choose between them - if they ever come back alive.  
Novel, 441 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749012994 / 9780749012991  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024737 $16.95
Williams, Charles  
Confidentially Yours (alternate titles: The Long Saturday Night / Finally, Sunday!)
In a backwoods town, two early morning shotgun blasts are the sound of Dan Roberts' death. At first glance, the young man killed himself, but suicide victims seldom shoot twice. Roberts was sleeping with John Warren's wife - and he wasn't her only lover. Warren didn't kill Roberts, but the rumors begin to swirl. In a town where every man is a crack shot, shooting a rival isn't murder. It's target practice.  
Novel, 157 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1962)  
Overlook - 2014 - ISBN: 1468308556 / 9781468308556  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025915 $13.95
Williams, Timothy  
Anne Marie Laveaud #1: Another Sun
Newly assigned to the island of Guadeloupe, French-born judge Anne Marie Laveaud is called in to make a ruling on a seemingly open-and-shut murder case. She must navigate the unfamiliar Caribbean justice system to confirm her suspicions that all is not as it seems.  
Novel, 316 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953632 / 9781616953638  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025600 $9.99
Willis, Connie  
The Best of Connie Willis
Collects all her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short fiction, plus an afterword from the author for each piece.
    Contents
  • A Letter from the Clearys
  • At the Rialto
  • Death on the Nile
  • The Soul Selects Her Own Society
  • Fire Watch
  • Inside Job
  • Even the Queen
  • The Winds of Marble Arch
  • All Seated on the Ground
  • The Last of the Winnebagos
  • Editor's Note
  • 2006 Worldcon Guest of Honor Speech
  • Grand Master Backup Speech (never delivered)
  • Grand Master Acceptance Speech
 
Collection, 475 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2014 - ISBN: 0345540662 / 9780345540669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025627 $18.00
Wingrove, David  
Chung Kuo Recast #07: The Broken Wheel
2207: Chung Kuo's stasis is falling apart. The Seven's dominance is threatened by terrorist attacks as the War of Two Directions intensifies. Howard DeVore is masterminding the atrocities, but how can they hunt down a man who seems to be invulnerable? Scientific genius Kim Ward is attacked by a group of assassins bent on destroying his work. And rich young American rebels intend to create change at any price.  
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0857898213 / 9780857898210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025940 $15.95
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #10: Leaving Everything Most Loved
London, 1933: Two month after an Indian immigrant's body was found in a London canal, the woman's brother arrives in England, and asks Maisie to discover the truth about the death.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2014 - ISBN: 0062049615 / 9780062049612  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025245 $15.99
Wood, Jonathan  
Arthur Wallace #1: No Hero
Oxford detective Arthur Wallace is a good cop, but prefers that action and heroics remain on the movie screen, safely performed by professionals. Then MI12 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur for their struggle against tentacled horrors from another dimension. Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?  
Novel, 380 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 Trade PB  
Titan - 2014 - ISBN: 1781168067 / 9781781168066  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025691 $7.99


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