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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #28: Midnight at Marble Arch
The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of the wife of a wealthy merchant banker falls outside the new jurisdiction of Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation. And what can be done to avenge another terrible crime, the assault on the teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?  
Novel, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345536681 / 9780345536686  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025647 $16.00
Price, Cate  
Deadly Notions #2: A Dollhouse to Die For
When local collector Harriet Kunes tries to strong-arm Daisy into selling a dollhouse, and an intruder breaks in and tries to steal it, Daisy comes to suspect that the miniature Victorian holds the key to an unsolved murder.  
Novel, 310 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425258807 / 9780425258804  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026374 $7.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #04: The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien (alternate titles: The Crime of Inspector Maigret / Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets)
On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man's suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to kill himself.  
Novel, 138 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141393459 / 9780141393452  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025928 $10.00
Smith, Denis O.  
The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes
Twelve adventures of the Great Detective.
    Contents
  • The Adventure of the Crimson Arrow
  • The Adventure of Kendal Terrace
  • A Hair's Breadth
  • The Adventure of the Smiling Face
  • The Adventure of the Fourth Glove
  • The Adventure of the Richmond Recluse
  • The Adventure of the English Scholar
  • The Adventure of the Amethyst Ring
  • The Adventure of the Willow Pool
  • The Adventure of Queen Hippolyta
  • The Adventure of Dedstone Mill
  • An Incident in Society
 
Collection, 503 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Running Press - 2014 - ISBN: 076245220X / 9780762452200  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026323 $14.95
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #02: The Devil's Paymaster / The Benevolent Order of Death
Plus Spider story 'A Certain Meeting' by Norvell W. Page.

The Devil's Paymaster: The Spider must stop a criminal genius who deals torturous radioactive death, and restore honor to the Statue of Liberty.

The Benevolent Order of Death: Nita infiltrates the supposedly patriotic Benevolent Order of Americans, and a new Spider arises after Richard Wentworth is shot in the back.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771105 / 9781608771103  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026135 $14.95
Story, Jack Trevor  
The Trouble with Harry
In a small English town, the body of a middle-aged man has been found in the woods, and three different people think they may be responsible for his death. Free-thinking artist Sam Marlowe becomes a good-natured sleuth, helping the townspeople to bury, dig up, and rebury the corpse in an effort to evade the authorities and discover the truth about Harry.  
Novel, 205 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1949)  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749014628 / 9780749014629  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026624 $16.95
Swanson, Denise  
Dime Store #3: Dead Between the Lines
To keep the store in the black, Dev hosts local clubs, including a book club. Which leads to Dev doing some sleuthing when a visiting poet turns up dead outside the store.  
Novel, 251 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451418883 / 9780451418883  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025382 $7.99
Templeton, Aline  
Marjory Fleming #7: Evil for Evil
A skeleton found shackled to the rock in a sea-cave near an isolated Scottish village looks like the relic of some long-ago conflict between rival smuggling gangs - except for the modern watch clasped around the wrist. DI Marjory Fleming investigates.  
Novel, 477 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749014709 / 9780749014704  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026623 $16.95
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


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