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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Knight, Alanna  
Inspector Faro #17: Murders Most Foul
Edinburgh, 1861: When the body of a prostitute is found, the police are quick to label it as random violence, but DC Faro believes there's more to it when he finds a playing card on the corpse. His superiors scoff, but days later a man is left badly bruised and battered with a playing card in his pocket. What links the victims?  
Novel, 381 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749013184 / 9780749013189  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026626 $16.95
Krueger, William Kent  
Ordinary Grace
In the summer of 1961, Frank Drum was thirteen, living in a small Minnesota town, with his Methodist minister father, artistic mother, talented sister, and kid brother. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 1451645856 / 9781451645859  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026044 $16.00
Läckberg, Camilla  
Patrik Hedstrom #4: The Stranger (UK title: The Gallows Bird)
A Fjallbacka woman is killed in a car crash, but it isn't a clear-cut drunk driving case. The victim's blood contains high alcohol levels, but she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in the town. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant's murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Could there be a murderer among them? The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real-life murder mystery.  
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pegasus - 2014 - ISBN: 1605985546 / 9781605985541  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026442 $15.95
le Carré, John  
A Delicate Truth
2008: Wildlife, a counter-terrorist operation, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar to abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. So delicate is the operation that even the Foreign Office Minister's personal private secretary Toby Bell is not cleared for it. 2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be, or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can he keep silent?  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125311 / 9780143125310  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026337 $16.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #02: Death in a Strange Country
Aggressively investigating an American's murder despite his superior's order to keep things clean and quiet, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds himself knee-deep in a toxic waste cover-up with political ties.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1993)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802146023 / 9780802146021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022811 $16.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #03: Dressed for Death (UK title: The Anonymous Venetian)
Commissario Guido Brunetti uncovers a connection between a murdered transvestite prostitute,Venice's most renowned institutions, and the underworld.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 080214604X / 9780802146045  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025552 $15.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #04: Death and Judgment (UK title: A Venetian Reckoning)
A truck crashes and spills a dangerous cargo; a prominent international lawyer is found dead on a train; Commissario Guido Brunetti connects both tragedies to a crime network.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122183 / 9780802122186  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025553 $15.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #14: Blood from a Stone
On a cold December night, a Senegalese man who sells counterfeit fashion accessories is killed on the Campo Santo Stefano. What first appears to be a straightforward clash between rival dealers soon raises questions: What was a penniless foreigner doing with a fortune in diamonds? And why does Commissario Brunetti's boss want him off the case?  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802146031 / 9780802146038  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024901 $15.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #22: The Golden Egg
To please his wife, Commissario Brunetti investigates the death of a mentally handicapped man who has just died of a sleeping pill overdose. Surprisingly, he finds the man had no birth certificate, no passport - as far as the government is concerned, the man never existed. As secrets unravel, Brunetti suspects an aristocratic family might be connected to the death. But why would anyone want this sweet, simple-minded man dead?  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122426 / 9780802122421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025551 $15.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #23: By Its Cover
Publisher's signed edition with custom signature page tipped in. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books at a prestigious Venetian library. Surely the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, a professor from the US. The problem? The man fled the library earlier, and a check of his credentials proves he doesn't exist. The suspects multiply, and when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library, turns up murdered, Commissario Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a person innocent or guilty.  
Novel, 237 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Atlantic Monthly - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122647 / 9780802122643  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026321 $26.00
MacBride, Stuart  
Logan McRae #08: Close to the Bone
Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside DI McRae's house, but he has bigger things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting; two teen lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new DS, a mountain of paperwork, and unwelcome attention from his superiors and the local crime boss.  
Novel, 542 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0007344295 / 9780007344291  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025242 $12.99
MacInerney, Karen  
Gray Whale Inn #6: Death Runs Adrift
Innkeeper Natalie Barnes finds a dead man drifting in a skiff. With people she cares about on the hook for murder, she has to catch a killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738734608 / 9780738734606  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026415 $14.99
Mankell, Henning  
A Treacherous Paradise
1905: At nineteen, Hanna Renstrom leaves Sweden to seek a better life. But none of her hopes - or fears - prepares her for the life she will lead. Before long, she finds herself a widow twice over, and the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, where colonialism and white supremacy rule. She is isolated within society by her profession and her sex, and, among the bordello's black prostitutes, by her color. Over the next several years, she wrestles with loneliness, and with the racism she's meant to adopt unthinkingly. As her life becomes increasingly intertwined with the prostitutes, she will make a decision that defies every expectation society has of her, as well as those she has of herself.  
Novel, 365 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage - 2014 - ISBN: 0345802527 / 9780345802521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026544 $15.95
Marston, Edward  
Home Front Detective #2: Instrument of Slaughter
1916: Britain is on the brink of enforcing conscription. When the leader of a group of conscientious objectors is bludgeoned to death, Scotland Yard assigns Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy to the case.  
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749013346 / 9780749013349  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024736 $16.95
McKinty, Adrian  
Troubles #3: In the Morning I'll Be Gone
Belfast, 1980s: MI5 recruits Catholic cop Sean Duffy to track down an IRA bomber who has escaped from Maze Prison.

Awards:
♦  Winner of Australia's 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Seventh Street - 2014 - ISBN: 1616148772 / 9781616148775  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025644 $15.95
Miller, Derek B.  
Norwegian by Night
Sheldon Horowitz has left New York to live with his granddaughter and her husband in Norway. When a dispute between a neighbor and a stranger turns dire, Sheldon shields the neighbor's young son, and they flee the scene. But old age and circumstances are altering Sheldon's experience of time and memory; he and the boy head across the Norwegian wilderness, on the run from demons both real and imagined.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
 
Novel, 290 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mariner - 2014 - ISBN: 0544292669 / 9780544292666  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026437 $14.95
Millett, Larry  
Strongwood: A Crime Dossier
Signed by the author on the title page. Based on an actual case. Minneapolis, 1903: Michael Masterton claims he's in love with Addie Strongwood, a working-class girl with an interesting past and a mind of her own. Then their relationship begins to disintegrate, until, amid allegations of seduction, rape, and blackmail, Michael is shot dead and Addie goes on trial for first-degree murder. But was it really self-defense? Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty play crucial roles in the unraveling of the case.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 27th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 265 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
University of Minnesota - 2014 - ISBN: 0816690936 / 9780816690930  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026409 $24.95
Monroe, Caleb (writer) / Liang, Yasmin (artist)  
Steed & Mrs. Peel #3: The Return of the Monster
Full color; reprints issues 8-11 of the comic book. The Hellfire Club plans to finish off John Steed and Emma Peel with help from the robotic Cybernauts.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Boom! Studios - 2014 - ISBN: 1608863638 / 9781608863631  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026017 $14.99
Morrigan, Laura  
Call of the Wilde #2: A Tiger's Tale
When even-tempered Boris the Siberian tiger goes into attack mode, as Grace uses her telepathic ability to calm him, she realizes he has witnessed a crime - a teenaged volunteer at the animal rescue facility has been kidnapped. But the girl's parents think she has run away. Since cop Kai Duncan can't start an investigation based on the word of a tiger, Grace needs to search for solid clues.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 328 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425257207 / 9780425257203  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026372 $7.99
Mortimer, Ian  
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
Using diaries, letters, books, and other writings of the day, historian Mortimer creates a portrait of daily life, recreating sights, sounds, and customs through the perspective of both commoners and nobility.  
Nonfiction, 393 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 014312563X / 9780143125631  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026340 $18.00
Myers, Tamar  
Pennsylvania Dutch #19: The Death of Pie
During the Festival of Pies, an acid-penned novelist falls dead into Magdalena Yoder's prize-winning entry. Who was enraged enough to want to poison the writer?  
Novel, 200 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Severn House - 2014 - ISBN: 072788381X / 9780727883810  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026230 $27.95
Nesbø, Jo  
The Son
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Autographed Copy' sticker on front of jacket. When a young man with uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve, serving time for crimes he didn't commit, learns some long-hidden truths about his dead father, he makes a brilliant prison escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he's paid for.  
Novel, 402 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Knopf - 2014 - ISBN: 0385351372 / 9780385351379  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026536 $25.95
Nickson, Chris  
The Crooked Spire
1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, John finds work in Chesterfield as a carpenter, erecting the spire of the new church. When the master carpenter is murdered and John becomes a suspect, he must help the coroner search for the killer.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0752499173 / 9780752499178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026606 $13.95
O'Donnell, Peter (writer) / Romero, Enric Badia (artist)  
Modesty Blaise: The Young Mistress: The Young Mistress / Ivory Dancer / Our Friend Maude
Reprints classic black & white comic strips featuring three adventures of detective Modesty Blaise and her trusty henchman Willie Garvin.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2014 - ISBN: 1781167095 / 9781781167090  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024651 $19.95
Parker, Robert B. - of interest: Atkins, Ace  
Spenser #41: Wonderland
Boxing trainer Henry Cimoli asks Spenser for help: a developer is trying to buy Henry's condo, and sent thugs to move the process along. Spenser and his apprentice Sixkill find a trail leading to a mysterious woman, a Las Vegas kingpin, and a plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a casino.  
Novel, 330 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425270661 / 9780425270660  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025498 $9.99


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