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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #21: Second Watch
Plus bonus novella 'Ring in the Dead', featuring Beaumont as a rookie. After having surgery, a series of dreams takes Beau back to his early days as a Seattle cop, and then to his days in Vietnam. Are they drug-induced hallucinations? He isn't so sure. And when tugging on those threads from long ago leads to present-day murders, his suspicions are confirmed.  
Novel, 452 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 006213468X / 9780062134684  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026458 $9.99
Jardine, Quintin  
Bob Skinner #22: Funeral Note
After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. He died of natural causes - case closed? Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep investigating. Who was the man, and who buried him? Meanwhile, an investigation is launched into corruption within the force, and Skinner's marriage is headed for the rocks.  
Novel, 462 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Headline UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0755356977 / 9780755356973  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025937 $12.95
Jardine, Quintin  
Bob Skinner #23: Pray for the Dying
The killing was an expert hit at a public event. The shooters are dead, too, killed at the scene. It's up to Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner to figure out who sent them. The trail leads to London, where national issues compromise the hunt. Skinner has to rattle the bars of the most formidable cage in the country, and go up against its leading power brokers.  
Novel, 408 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Headline UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0755357000 / 9780755357000  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026599 $14.95
Jecks, Michael  
Knights Templar Prequel: Templar's Acre
The Holy Land, 1291: After decades of war, the Muslims have pushed back the Crusader forces until only one city remains under Crusader control. Acre must be defended at all costs. Baldwin de Furnshill has just arrived, a frightened boy on the run from a dark past. He has never seen battle, but he has no choice but to stay and fight.  
Novel, 553 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC/Trade PB  
Simon & Schuster UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0857205196 / 9780857205193  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026600 $14.95
Joel, Maggie  
The Past and Other Lies
Nothing poisons the present like lies from the past. Charlotte and Jennifer have a history of amusing misunderstandings about attempted suicide. Their granny Bertha is wrapped in memories of 1920s London, when she and her sister brought new meaning to betrayal. And Bertha's daughter Deirdre is shaped by the night a Nazi bomb destroyed the entire street, and uncovered one of those poisonous lies.  
Novel, 395 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384756 / 9781937384753  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022867 $14.95
Johnson, Craig  
Walt Longmire #09: A Serpent's Tooth
Signed by the author on the title page. Cord Lynear, a Mormon 'lost boy', is back in Absaroka County to search for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Sheriff Longmire, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group with a stockpile of weapons.  
Novel, 335 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 014312546X / 9780143125464  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026338 $15.00
Jungstedt, Mari  
Anders Knutas #5: The Dead of Summer
With Anders Knutas on vacation, assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson must lead the investigation into the murder of a young father on a Gotland beach.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Stockholm Text - 2013 - ISBN: 9187173980 / 9789187173981  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025173 $14.95
Karlen, Neal  
Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Karlen, Augie Ratner's great-nephew, reveals the seamy underside of Minneapolis in the 1940s and 1950s. Jewish mobsters controlled the liquor trade, invented the point spread in sports betting, and ran national sports gambling operations. Even after Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey supposedly cleaned up the town, organized crime quietly flourished. And Augie was at the center, observing it all.  
Nonfiction, 210 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Minnesota Historical Society - 2014 - ISBN: 0873519329 / 9780873519328  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026408 $16.95
Kellerman, Faye  
Decker & Lazarus #21: The Beast
Two very different cases lead Peter and Rina to reevaluate everything they hold dear. One case involves Gabe, the troubled boy they've taken into their home. The other, much stranger and darker, is that of a man found dead in his apartment, apparently mauled by his pet tiger.  
Novel, 454 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062121766 / 9780062121769  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025283 $9.99
Kerr, Philip  
Bernie Gunther #09: A Man Without Breath
1943: When word reaches Berlin of the Katyn Forest massacre of Polish army officers, Bernie is dispatched to gather proof of Russian complicity in the war crime. But in Smolensk, the truth is as much a victim of war as those dead Polish officers.  
Novel, 465 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125133 / 9780143125136  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025921 $16.00
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
Larsson, Asa  
Rebecka Martinsson #4: Until Thy Wrath Be Past
A young woman's body surfaces through the breaking ice of a river in northern Sweden. At the same time, visions of a shadowy figure haunt the dreams of prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? Rebecka teams up with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella; their investigation stirs up long-dormant rumors of a German supply plane that went missing in 1943, and of Nazi collaborators. Shame and secrecy shroud the locals' memories of the war. And a murderer is willing to kill again to keep the past buried.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2012 UK Crime Writers' Association International Dagger
 
Novel, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
MacLehose - 2014 - ISBN: 1623651697 / 9781623651695  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026546 $14.99
Laycock, Stuart  
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded and the Few We Never Got Round To
Historian Laycock offers a look at the United Kingdom's imperial past as you've never seen it before.  
Nonfiction, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
History Press UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0750952121 / 9780750952125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026618 $17.95
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 $15.00
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
Limón, Martin  
Sueno & Bascom: Nightmare Range
Seventeen stories featuring Army Intelligence investigators Sergeant George Sueno and Sergeant Ernie Bascom in 1960s-1970s Korea.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Timothy Hallinan
  • Nightmare Range
  • The Black Market Detail
  • Pusan Nights
  • A Piece of Rice Cake
  • The Woman from Hamhung
  • The Dragon's Tail
  • The Gray Asian Sky
  • Seoul Story
  • ASCOM City
  • Night of the Moon Goddess
  • Seoul Mourning
  • Payday
  • The Mysterious Mr. Kim
  • The Filial Wife
  • The Widow Po
  • The Cold Yellow Sea
  • The Opposite of O
 
Collection, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953349 / 9781616953348  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026549 $14.95
Lyle, Dixie  
Foxtrot Lancaster #1: A Taste Fur Murder
Foxtrot manages a mansion, a private zoo, and anything else that takes her eccentric employer's fancy. And now she's seeing animal spirits. Like ectoplasmic dog Tiny, who changes breeds with a shake of his tail. And her cat Tango was dead, but has returned alive - it's that 'nine lives' thing - and is communicating telepathically. When a coworker drops dead, can Foxtrot and her companions ferret out the killer?

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 323 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2014 - ISBN: 1250031079 / 9781250031075  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025847 $7.99
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


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