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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Baldacci, David  
King & Maxwell #6: King and Maxwell
Teenager Tyler Wingo asks Sean and Michelle to investigate his soldier father's death. He was reported killed in Afghanistan, but Tyler received a communication from him after his supposed death. The deeper they dig, the more questions they uncover, until they realize they've stumbled into something that reaches into the highest levels of power.  
Novel, 523 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 1455521299 / 9781455521296  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026931 $10.00
Bambery, Chris  
A People's History of Scotland
Looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past, to present the history that matters today, stories of freedom fighters and suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydeside, and the hardship and protest of the Thatcher era. Bambery recounts the struggles for nationhood, charting the lives of Scots who changed the world, as well as those who fought for the cause of ordinary people at home.  
Nonfiction, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Verso - 2014 - ISBN: 1781682844 / 9781781682845  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027517 $24.95
Barclay, Linwood  
A Tap on the Window
A girl drenched in rain taps on PI Cal Weaver's car window and asks for a ride. Even though he knows a man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he lets her in. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved.  
Novel, 469 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 0451414195 / 9780451414199  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026992 $9.99
Barnes, John  
Daybreak #3: The Last President
Heather and her small band of heroes are poised to bring the biggest remaining pieces of the US back together, with a real president and Congress and a full Constitution, creating a safe haven for the civilization struggling to be reborn. But other forces are rising, too, and some people prefer the current situation.  
Novel, 382 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256464 / 9780425256466  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026951 $7.99
Barrett, Lorna (aka Bartlett, Lorraine)  
Booktown #07: Not the Killing Type
It's time for the Chamber of Commerce elections, with the Chamber president being challenged by Tricia's sister Angelica. Then Stan Berry throws his hat in the ring. When Stan is found murdered, Angelica asks Tricia to help her clear her name and win the election. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425262111 / 9780425262115  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026993 $7.99
Bass, Jefferson (aka Bass, Dr. Bill / Jefferson, Jon)  
Body Farm Prequel: Cut to the Bone
Includes bonus novella 'Jordan's Stormy Banks'. 1992: Dr. Bill Brockton sets out to create the Body Farm and revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement. But his plans are derailed by a series of murders that are eerily similar to cases he's worked on in the past.  
Novel, 478 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062262319 / 9780062262318  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027423 $9.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Agatha Raisin #24: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
Agatha is hired to find out who poisoned a widow with a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back.  
Novel, 291 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's - 2014 - ISBN: 1250047560 / 9781250047564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027057 $7.99
Benn, James R.  
Billy Boyle #08: A Blind Goddess
March, 1944: Billy is back in England, where a friend from an all-Negro battalion asks for help: a gunner has been arrested for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit. And British intelligence agent Major Cosgrove asks him to investigate the murder of a British accountant, but won't share background on the victim, or allow Billy to interrogate key witnesses.  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953772 / 9781616953775  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027529 $15.95
Benson, E.F.  
The Blotting Book
Morris Assheton is in love, so when he discovers that Mills, dastardly partner to the Assheton family lawyer, has been whispering poisonous rumors about him to the girl's father, he vows revenge. Suspicion naturally falls on Morris when Mills' body is found.  
Novel, 149 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1908)  
Vintage UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0099572427 / 9780099572428  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026574 $13.95
Benson, E.F.  
The Luck of the Vails
In a Holbein portrait above the grand old fireplace, Francis Vail brandishes a beautiful golden goblet, the Luck of the Vails, which has brought the family nothing but ruin and death. On the eve of his 21st birthday, when Harry Vail discovers the Luck hidden in the attic, the family curse returns, and a tale of madness, avarice, and murder unfolds.  
Novel, 441 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1901)  
Vintage UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0099572435 / 9780099572435  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026573 $13.95
Berenson, Laurien  
Melanie Travis #16: Gone with the Woof
Melanie's aunt volunteers her to help one of dogdom's elder statesmen write his memoirs; the man turns out to be a manipulative philanderer who winds up prime suspect when his adult son is killed in a hit-and-run. Drawn into the investigation, Melanie uncovers family discord and two generations of disgruntled ex-lovers.  
Novel, 302 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758284535 / 9780758284532  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026898 $7.99
Black, Cara  
Aimee Leduc #13: Murder Below Montparnasse
Her long-time business partner and friend Rene has abandoned her to move to Silicon Valley, her godfather has bullied her into getting involved in a government case against a hacker, and now, to make matters worse, Parisian PI Aimee Leduc has stumbled into what seems to be an art heist gone terribly wrong.  
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953292 / 9781616953294  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026643 $14.95
Blackmoore, Stephen  
Eric Carter #2: Broken Souls
While searching for a way to break Santa Muerte's hold on him, necromancer Eric Carter finds himself targeted by a psychopath who can steal anyone's form, powers, and memories.  
Novel, 264 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 075640942X / 9780756409425  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027017 $7.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Witchcraft #6: A Vision in Velvet
When she buys an antique trunk full of old clothes, Lily finds a cape that shows her visions from the past. And when the dealer who sold her the trunk is murdered, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death.  
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451240901 / 9780451240903  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027002 $7.99
Blake, James Carlos  
Wolfe Family #1: The Rules of Wolfe
Eddie is a young member of the Wolfe family of Texas gunrunners. Unhappy with his minor role in family operations, he crosses the border to work security for a Mexican drug cartel. When he falls for the wrong woman, they wind up on the run in the deadly Sonoran desert.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
 
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 0802121306 / 9780802121301  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027243 $14.00
Block, Lawrence  
Bernie Rhodenbarr #11: The Burglar Who Counted Spoons
Lighthearted, light-fingered Bernie Rhodenbarr and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser break into houses, apartments, and a museum in an adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body stretched out on a valuable carpet.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
LB - 2014 - ISBN: 0991068424 / 9780991068425  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026790 $14.99
Bode, Mark  
The Big Book of Bode Tattoos
Black & white tattoo designs, some based on the artwork of his father Vaughn Bode.  
Art Book, 408 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Last Gasp - 2013 - ISBN: 086719779X / 9780867197792  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New022827 $29.95
Bolin, Janet  
Threadville #4: Night of the Living Thread
For a friend's Halloween wedding, the Threadville gang have fashioned a prank wedding dress, complete with lights and music. When the garish gown is involved in a lakeside murder, Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer. Includes machine embroidery project.  
Novel, 307 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425267997 / 9780425267998  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026968 $7.99
Booth, Stephen  
Cooper & Fry #09: The Kill Call
Baffling clues in a murder case plunge DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry into a case involving horses, wealth, and a site where a centuries-old outbreak of the Black Death has been transformed into a tourist attraction.  
Novel, 455 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062338986 / 9780062338983  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027407 $11.99
Borjlind, Cilla & Rolf  
Spring Tide
Olivia Ronning hopes to follow in her father's footsteps and join the Nordkoster police when she completes her training. When her professor challenges her to pick a cold case and solve it, she doesn't realize the danger she will face, or the ugly truths she will uncover.  
Novel, 473 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st UK Edition  
Hesperus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1843914913 / 9781843914914  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027605 $12.95
Bova, Ben  
New Earth
A team of humans is dispatched to explore a newly discovered Earthlike planet; they find it inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatures who look very much like human beings. The scientists soon realize the planet cannot be natural. But could it be an artifact?  
Novel, 384 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765368072 / 9780765368072  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027052 $8.99
Bowen, Gail  
Joanne Kilbourn #14: The Gifted
A high-profile fund-raising auction that includes two of their daughter Taylor's paintings brings to light an ugly web of infidelity, addiction, and manipulation. Jo and Zack are doing their best to keep their family safe, but when one of the principal players in the drama is murdered, events spiral out of control.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
McClelland & Stewart - 2014 - ISBN: 0771009992 / 9780771009990  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027510 $15.95
Bowen, Rhys  
Royal Spyness #07: Heirs and Graces
Georgie is enlisted to help groom Jack Altringham, the Duke's newly discovered heir from the Australian Outback, for high society. Then the Duke announces he wants to choose his own heir, chaos ensues, and Jack's hunting knife finds its way into the Duke's back. But Georgie would bet the crown jewels that it wasn't Jack who put it there.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425260038 / 9780425260036  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027026 $7.99
Box, C.J.  
Cassie Dewell #1: The Highway
When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit a friend, the women and their car vanish. Cody Hoyt has just lost his job with the police, but when his former rookie partner Cassie Dewell persuades him to look into things, they discover these aren't the first women to disappear in the area.  
Novel, 432 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's - 2014 - ISBN: 0312546890 / 9780312546892  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027055 $9.99
Brett, Simon  
Blotto & Twinks #4: Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll
Blotto and Twinks head to Prohibition-era Chicago, hoping to save Tawcester Towers from financial ruin by marrying Blotto to an American heiress. That is, until Twinks discovers the dirty undertakings of the girl's father, a meat-packing magnate with ties to the Chicago mob.  
Novel, 202 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384926 / 9781937384920  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025969 $14.95


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