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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Priest, Cherie  
Clockwork Century: Clementine
A government transport dirigible with a top secret load of military essentials is being violently pursued. The Union Army suspects Captain Hainey, an escaped slave wanted for felonies on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, and sends Confederate spy turned Pinkerton agent Maria Boyd in pursuit.  
Novel, 199 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Subterranean - 2011 - ISBN: 1596064951 / 9781596064959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026392 $16.95
Raybourn, Deanna  
City of Jasmine
1920: Evie lost her husband when the Lusitania sank - at least, that's what she thought until someone sent her a recent photo of him. She heads for Damascus, where she finds him undercover at a dig; they set off across the desert in search of an ancient relic.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2014 - ISBN: 0778316211 / 9780778316213  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025454 $14.95
Reed, Mary / Mayer, Eric  
John the Lord Chamberlain #10: Ten for Dying
548 CE: As an Egyptian magician tries to raise Empress Theodora from the dead, demons vanish with one of the city's holiest relics. Before Felix, Captain of the Palace Guard, can begin to hunt for it, someone deposits a corpse at his house. It seems half the city wants to possess the relic, see Felix dead, or both. As he fights for survival, unsure who his enemies are, or even if they are human, the exiled John lends a hand from afar.  
Novel, 295 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 146420229X / 9781464202292  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025432 $14.95
Rennison, Nick  
Carver's Quest
London, 1870: Amateur archaeologist Adam Carver and his loyal but obdurate retainer Quint find themselves pitched headlong into a mystery involving a lost text in ancient Greek that may reveal the treasure hoard of Philip II of Macedonia. They join forces with Adam's former Cambridge tutor and travel to Greece in search of the elusive text.  
Novel, 436 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1782390359 / 9781782390350  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026607 $12.95
Rickman, Phil  
Dr. John Dee #2: The Heresy of Dr. Dee
1560: Queen Elizabeth sends Robert Dudley and Dr. John Dee, astrologer royal and adviser on the Hidden, to Dee's family home on the Welsh Border in pursuit of a crystal credited with supernatural properties. They travel with a London judge sent to try a Welsh brigand with a legacy dating back to the Battle of Brynglas. After the battle, many of the English bodies were, according to legend, obscenely mutilated. Now, on the same haunted hill, another dead man has been found, similarly slashed.  
Novel, 446 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0857897705 / 9780857897701  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026602 $12.95
Riordan, Rick  
Heroes of Olympus #3: The Mark of Athena
Ages 10 and up. Plus bonus story 'The Staff of Serapis', an Annabeth Chase / Sadie Kane adventure. After banding together to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, the Greek and Roman demigods set sail for Greece to find the Doors of Death.  
Novel, 652 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Disney Hyperion - 2014 - ISBN: 1423142004 / 9781423142003  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026296 $9.99
Robb, J.D. (aka Roberts, Nora)  
Eve Dallas #37: Thankless in Death
Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the brutal slayings of a couple; the evidence points to their adult son. Now, with the money he's stolen and a long list of grievances, he's planning to make his mark on the world.  
Novel, 371 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 051515413X / 9780515154139  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025362 $7.99
Robeson, Kenneth (Davis, Harold A. / Dent, Lester)  
Doc Savage #69: The Munitions Master / The King of Terror
The Munitions Master: With the world on the brink of war, its leaders order Doc Savage's arrest after he is framed for 'the burning death'.

The King of Terror: After narrowly escaping an assassination attempt, Doc Savage is abducted to the South Pacific, where a bizarre plot is being hatched.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771210 / 9781608771219  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026130 $14.95
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
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 $9.99
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


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