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Mystery Scene #132
Articles about Alexander McCall Smith, courtroom thrillers, Breaking Bad, Aimee & David Thurlo, more.  
Magazine, 68 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2013 - ISBN: mystscene132  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025166 $7.50
 
Mystery Scene #133
Articles about Laura Lippman, film noir, Chris Pavone, Death & the Maiden: A Genre's Woman Problem, more.  
Magazine, 68 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2014 - ISBN: mystscene133  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026632 $7.50
Aitcheson, James  
Tancred #1: Sworn Sword
1069: On a march into Northumbria, the Normans are ambushed at Durham. Determined to exact vengeance for his lord's death, ambitious knight Tancred uncovers a plot that harks back to the Battle of Hastings.  
Novel, 379 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Sourcebooks Landmark - 2014 - ISBN: 1402287674 / 9781402287671  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025397 $14.99
Atherton, Nancy  
Aunt Dimity #18: Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince
With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori's search for the true owner of a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125036 / 9780143125037  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025923 $14.00
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #29: Death of Yesterday
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth has a crime to investigate, but the only known witness is dead.  
Novel, 274 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 1455504750 / 9781455504756  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025295 $8.00
Blake, Heather (aka Webber, Heather)  
Wishcraft #4: The Goodbye Witch
Starla's murderous ex Kyle is back in Enchanted Village - but only Starla can see him. The police can't arrest someone they can't see - can Darcy figure out Kyle's disappearing trick before he does something they can't see coming?  
Novel, 299 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451465873 / 9780451465870  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026377 $7.99
Box, C.J.  
Joe Pickett #13: Breaking Point
Two EPA employees have been murdered, and all signs point to local businessman Lyle Pendergast as the killer. It looks like Lyle's problems with the EPA just piled up until he snapped, but the more Joe Pickett looks into it, the more he begins to wonder.  
Novel, 428 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425264602 / 9780425264607  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025364 $9.99
Burke, James Lee  
Robicheaux #03: Black Cherry Blues
Evil crept into Dave Robicheaux's bayou world one night and destroyed the woman he loved. Now it's threatening the life of his child. Framed for murder, the Cajun ex-cop is traveling to Montana to clear his name, help a friend, and save what remains of his family.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 1990 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 400 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062206745 / 9780062206749  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026214 $9.99
Child, Lee  
Jack Reacher #17: Never Go Back
Returning to Virginia, Reacher finds himself drafted back into the Army, facing a case that digs deep into his past. Plus bonus Reacher story 'High Heat'.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 512 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Dell - 2014 - ISBN: 0440246326 / 9780440246329  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026561 $9.99
Connelly, Michael  
Harry Bosch #07: A Darkness More Than Night
Asked by the Los Angeles police department to help investigate a baffling series of murders, retired FBI agent Terry McCaleb develops a profile of the killer that seems to fit someone he has worked with in the past: homicide detective Harry Bosch.  
Novel, 439 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 1455550671 / 9781455550678  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025303 $10.00
Cornell, Paul  
Shadow Police #1: London Falling
During an investigation, police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross come into contact with an artifact that gives them the Sight. Armed with police instincts and procedures, they take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London.  
Novel, 417 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765368102 / 9780765368102  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025840 $7.99
Corris, Peter  
Cliff Hardy #39: The Dunbar Case
PI Cliff Hardy's latest case has him looking for the connection between a famous 19th century shipwreck and a multi-million dollar heist.  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Allen & Unwin AU - 2013 - ISBN: 1743317514 / 9781743317518  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026601 $14.95
Daniel, John M.  
Hooperman
1972: Hooperman Johnson works as a bookstore cop, catching shoplifters in the act. It's a difficult job for a man with a stammer, but somebody's got to do it, because Maxwell's Books is getting ripped off big-time. And, more and more, it looks like the thief works for the store.  
Novel, 195 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Dark Oak - 2013 - ISBN: 1610090616 / 9781610090612  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026143 $14.95
Dickens, Charles  
Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens
A collection of his detective stories, plus excerpts from his novels in which the men of the law make their mark.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Nemesis
  • The Drunkard's Death
  • The Automaton Police
  • The Modern Science of Thief-Taking
  • A Detective Police Party
  • Three 'Detective' Anecdotes
  • The Metropolitan Protectives
  • On Duty with Inspector Field
  • Down with the Tide
  • Inspector Bucket's Job
  • Hunted Down
  • Poor Mercantile Jack
  • The Edwin Drood Syndicate == M.R. James
 
Collection, 223 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)  
Peter Owen UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0720610001 / 9780720610000  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026597 $15.95
Donachie, David (aka Ludlow, Jack)  
John Pearce #09: A Sea of Troubles
1794: In the wake of the Glorious 1st of June, John Pearce has an urgent commission from Lord Hood: he must track down Midshipman Toby Burns and placate Emily, who is now under his protection. Then, in a series of actions and shore raids, Pearce impresses Horatio Nelson with his bold and brave maneuvers.  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749013397 / 9780749013394  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024738 $16.95
Donachie, David (aka Ludlow, Jack)  
John Pearce #10: A Divided Command
Trouble follows John Pearce to the Mediterranean. He has to fight admirals, a duel, and even his beloved Emily Barclay. Meanwhile, back in London, his mortal enemy, Emily's husband Captain Ralph Barclay, is seeking a way to confound him.  
Novel, 319 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749014253 / 9780749014254  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026625 $29.95
Downing, David  
John Russell #6: Masaryk Station
1948: Berlin is still occupied by the four Allied powers and largely in ruins, entangled in the new Soviet/American Cold War. John Russell works for Stalin's NKVD and the newly created CIA, trying his best to cut himself loose from both before his double-agency is discovered. He and his Soviet liaison Shchepkin search for one piece of intelligence so damning it could silence the wrath of one nation and solicit the protection of the other.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 161695373X / 9781616953737  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025602 $15.95
Evanovich, Janet / Goldberg, Lee  
Kate O'Hare #1: The Heist
What's FBI agent Kate O'Hare to do, now that she's finally caught Nick Fox, the world's most wanted - and charming - con man? Partner up with him to stop a corrupt investment banker.  
Novel, 372 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Bantam - 2014 - ISBN: 034554305X / 9780345543059  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025695 $8.99
Fabbri, Robert  
Vespasian #1: Tribune of Rome
26 CE: Young Vespasian heads to Rome, planning to find a patron and join his brother in the army. With the city in turmoil, Vespasian is in over his head, making dangerous enemies and even more dangerous friends. When he finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against the aging emperor Tiberius, he flees the city to become tribune on the Balkan frontier.  
Novel, 479 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC/Trade PB  
Corvus UK - 2011 - ISBN: 1848879113 / 9781848879119  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026614 $12.95
Fabbri, Robert  
Vespasian #2: Rome's Executioner
30 CE: Vespasian's patrons in Rome dispatch him to extract an old enemy from a fortress near the Danube before it falls to the legion besieging it. The mission is a key move in a deadly struggle for the right to rule the Roman Empire.  
Novel, 366 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC/Trade PB  
Corvus UK - 2012 - ISBN: 1848879148 / 9781848879140  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026615 $12.95
George, Elizabeth  
Thomas Lynley #17: Believing the Lie
DI Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James; the trio's digging reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.  
Novel, 608 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 0451465490 / 9780451465498  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025380 $7.99
Gibson, Gregory  
The Old Turk's Load
1967: When a five million dollar shipment of heroin disappears, crime lord Angelo DiNoto isn't the only one willing to turn over every rock (and bust some heads, arms, legs, etc.) to locate it.  
Novel, 245 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 0802121144 / 9780802121141  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026334 $15.00
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #076: Death Ship / The Black Dragon
Death Ship: With his alter ego compromised, The Shadow rises from the Pacific deep to confront Japanese agents and retrieve a top-secret US Navy vessel.

The Black Dragon: At the height of World War II, The Shadow and Myra Reldon combat the treacherous plots of a sinister secret society.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771229 / 9781608771226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026132 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #077: Temple of Crime / The Curse of Thoth
Plus Nick Carter radio script 'Murder in the Crypt, or, Nick Carter and the Jackal God' by Walter B. Gibson.

Temple of Crime: Gods of Ancient Egypt walk in step with vicious killers.

The Curse of Thoth: A violated tomb and a curse pit The Shadow against an ancient deity.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1946)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771245 / 9781608771240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026133 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #078: The Circle of Death / The Sledge-Hammer Crimes
Plus Whisperer story 'Fuel for Murder' by Alan Hathaway (writing as Clifford Goodrich).

The Circle of Death: The Shadow must uncover the strange secret behind a series of savage Times Square killings.

The Sledge-Hammer Crimes: A museum curator is murdered with an ancient Aztec stone hammer, triggering an inexplicable wave of crimes.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1936)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 160877127X / 9781608771271  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026134 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #079: Crime Circus / Noose of Death
Crime Circus: The Shadow uncovers racketeers behind the glamour and gaiety of a circus.

Noose of Death: A mystery leads The Shadow from a Manhattan rodeo to a dude ranch.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771296 / 9781608771295  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026138 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #080: Shiwan Khan Returns / The Invincible Shiwan Khan
Shiwan Khan Returns: The master of oriental menace returns from the dead for a rematch with The Shadow.

The Invincible Shiwan Khan: The Shadow and Myra Reldon team up to battle the mesmeric menace.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771326 / 9781608771325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026139 $14.95
Gray, Alex  
Lorimer #01: Never Somewhere Else
After three young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, frustrated by a lack of progress in the investigation,DCI Lorimer enlists the services of Dr. Solomon Brightman, psychologist and criminal profiler. When a homeless man is brought in for questioning the investigation takes a bizarre turn.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Sphere UK - 2009 - ISBN: 0751542911 / 9780751542912  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026136 $18.99
Gray, Alex  
Lorimer #02: A Small Weeping
When the body of a prostitute is found, her hands placed as if in prayer, psychologist Solomon Brightman is called to assist DCI Lorimer in the murder hunt. When a nurse's corpse is found, carefully arranged, and then a third body turns up, it seems increasingly clear that they have a serial killer on their hands.  
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Allison & Busby UK - 2009 - ISBN: 0749083883 / 9780749083885  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026114 $16.95
Gray, Alex  
Lorimer #03: Shadows of Sounds
When the leader of the Glasgow Orchestra is murdered in his dressing room, DCI Lorimer and psychologist Solomon Brightman investigate, uncovering a tangle of relationships between orchestra members. But did the dead man's dalliances really incite murder?  
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Allison & Busby UK - 2009 - ISBN: 0749082380 / 9780749082383  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026137 $16.95
Greenwood, Kerry  
Phryne Fisher #20: Murder and Mendelssohn
When an orchestra conductor is found dead, DI Jack Robinson needs Phryne's assistance. The man was murdered in a most flamboyant manner by a killer with a point to prove, but how many killers is Phryne really stalking?  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464202486 / 9781464202483  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026424 $14.95
Greenwood, Kerry  
Phryne Fisher #20: Murder and Mendelssohn
When an orchestra conductor is found dead, DI Jack Robinson needs Phryne's assistance. The man was murdered in a most flamboyant manner by a killer with a point to prove, but how many killers is Phryne really stalking?  
Novel, 327 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 146420246X / 9781464202469  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026425 $24.95
Griffiths, Elly  
Galloway & Nelson #5: A Dying Fall
After a colleague is murdered, forensic archeologist Ruth Galloway is invited to Lancashire to examine the bones he found. But the campus is living in fear of a right-wing group, and the bones have vanished. Who is willing to kill to keep the bones a secret? DCI Nelson is drawn into the investigation.  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mariner - 2014 - ISBN: 0544227808 / 9780544227804  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025414 $14.95
Harlow, Jennifer  
Midnight Magic #2: Werewolf Sings the Blues
Abducted from a singing gig, Vivian discovers that her werewolf rescuer Jason was sent by the father who abandoned her as a baby. Now they're driving cross-country, on the run from the rival pack that has targeted her.  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738736120 / 9780738736129  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025405 $14.99
Harris, C.S.  
Sebastian St. Cyr #08: What Darkness Brings
1812: When his ex-lover Kat's husband is accused of murdering a diamond merchant, aristocrat Sebastian St. Cyr and his wife Hero are drawn into the investigation. Sebastian finds his marriage tested by the shadows of his first love, especially when he begins to suspect that Kat is keeping secrets.  
Novel, 348 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451418182 / 9780451418180  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025384 $7.99
Harris, Charlaine  
Southern Vampire #13: Dead Ever After
Eric and his vampires are keeping their distance, and a cold silence. When Sookie learns the reason why, she's devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. The evidence against her is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she'll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough.  
Novel, 316 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256391 / 9780425256398  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025496 $7.99
Hart, Erin  
Gavin & Maguire #4: The Book of Killowen
Archaeologist Cormac Maguire and pathologist Nora Gavin are back in the bogs, investigating a 9th-century body found buried in the trunk of a car. Pinned beneath it is the body of a philosopher who disappeared months ago. Both men were viciously murdered, but centuries apart, so how did they end up buried together? Lodging at a nearby artists' colony, they become entangled in intrigue surrounding the philosopher's death while surrounded by suspects in his murder.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Scribner - 2014 - ISBN: 1451634854 / 9781451634853  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026047 $16.00
Herron, Mick  
Slough House #1: Slow Horses
A young man is abducted, and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet. Is the victim who he first appears to be? How are the kidnappers connected with a disgraced journalist? The disgraced MI5 agents of London's Slough House look for answers.  
Novel, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616954167 / 9781616954161  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025605 $9.99
Herron, Mick  
Slough House #2: Dead Lions
When a Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts, the irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced the man was murdered. As the disgraced MI5 agents of Slough House dig into the case, they uncover a tangle of Cold War secrets leading back to Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman, or the most dangerous man in the world.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 347 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953675 / 9781616953676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025604 $16.95
Iles, Greg  
Penn Cage #4: Natchez Burning
Publisher's signed edition with custom signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. Dr. Tom Cage is accused of murdering Viola Turner, a black nurse he worked with in the early 1960s. Every effort to defend his father unearths secrets from the past, leading Penn to a conspiracy involving a vicious KKK crew headed by one of Mississippi's wealthiest and most powerful men, and to a truth that will forever alter his perception of both his father and himself.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 788 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062311077 / 9780062311078  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026469 $27.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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 $16.00
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
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
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