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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Ryan, Hank Phillippi  
Jane Ryland #2: The Wrong Girl
A tip from an woman searching for her birth mother and an empty cradle at a crime scene send reporter Jane Ryland and homicide detective Jake Brogan down a twisting trail that leads to the heart of a foster care system in crisis, and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 440 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765369141 / 9780765369147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027065 $7.99
Sagara, Michelle (aka West, Michelle)  
Elantra #10: Cast in Flame
Teela calls Kaylin to the fief, where a small family disagreement has become a complicated problem: Castle Nightshade's latent magic is waking.  
Novel, 492 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2014 - ISBN: 0778317080 / 9780778317081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027207 $14.95
Sakey, Marcus  
Brilliants #2: A Better World
For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional brilliants and the rest of us. Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Fanatics are burning people alive. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the US president, Nick Cooper is against everything the terrorists represent, but as the US slides toward civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Prometheus Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 376 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2014 - ISBN: 1477823948 / 9781477823941  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027264 $14.95
Shaffer, Andrew  
How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Natural Disasters
The official guide to staying alive when B-movie monsters and Mother Nature attack, based on the Syfy movie and Twitter phenomenon.  
Humor, 223 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Three Rivers - 2014 - ISBN: 0553418130 / 9780553418132  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027468 $14.99
Shelton, Paige  
Country Cooking School #4: If Catfish Had Nine Lives
Betts and Gram are offering catfish-frying lessons at the cowboy poetry convention. But when a staged gunfight ends in real death and her brother Teddy becomes a prime suspect, it's up to Betts to clear her brother's name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425269280 / 9780425269282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027031 $7.99
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Vicky Peterwald #1: Target
When her brother is killed in battle by Lieutenant Kris Longknife, Emperor's daughter Vicky Peterwald must leave behind pampered privilege for military discipline. She masters her hard-learned lessons with help from an unexpected source: Kris Longknife.  
Novel, 326 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425266575 / 9780425266571  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026978 $7.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #08: Sunshine on Scotland Street
After Angus and Domenica depart on their honeymoon, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey, Bertie - set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school - yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0345804406 / 9780345804402  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027513 $15.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #14: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin, and turns to Mma Ramotswe for help. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? And Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby, but with Botswana on the crossroads between old ways and new, this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0307473007 / 9780307473004  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027499 $14.95
Smith, Derek (writer) / Bleathman, Graham (artist)  
Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Cracking Contraptions Manual Volumes 1 & 2
Full color. Features everything from the Techno Trousers to the Mind Manipulation-O-Matic, with cutaway drawings as well as photos and technical descriptions (plus a few explanatory comments from Wallace).  
Nonfiction, 203 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Haynes - 2013 - ISBN: 0857334115 / 9780857334114  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026787 $27.95
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #2: Deadly Decor
When her sister Bella's old flame, a house painter who works for Caprice, turns up murdered, the police suspect Bella's husband. Can Caprice track down the real culprit? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 327 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758284861 / 9780758284860  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026887 $7.99
Spencer, Wen  
Nikki Delany #1: Eight Million Gods
An American living in Japan, horror writer Nikki Delany becomes a suspect when a man is murdered with a blender, just as she described in her latest story. Then she's attacked by a raccoon in a business suit. After a series of blackouts, she finds she has a new companion, a boy that no one else can see who claims to be a god. Is she really being pursued by Japanese myths, or is she going insane?  
Novel, 421 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736693 / 9781476736693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027289 $7.99
Straley, John  
The Big Both Ways
1935: Ellie is an anarchist from the Seattle docks, who takes care of her young niece and dreams of flying planes. Right now she's got a busted nose, and a dead man in the trunk of her car. Accompanied by Slip, who stopped to help them get the car out of a ditch, Ellie and her niece wind up heading for Alaska, followed by union men out for revenge, and by a dogged Seattle police detective who is looking for a new life of his own.  
Novel, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953179 / 9781616953171  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026645 $14.95
Stratmann, Linda  
Frances Doughty #4: An Appetite for Murder
Victorian London: The sudden death of overweight Thomas Whibley sparks a furor among diet doctors, vegetarians, and the Pure Food Society. Frances Doughty is hired to find the author of anonymous libels. A former colleague of Whibley's, Hubert Sweetman, who spent years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit, also wants her to trace his estranged family. Before she can start, the police arrest him for the murder of his wife. Is Sweetman innocent? Where are his missing children? And who wielded the poisoned pen?  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0750954442 / 9780750954440  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027608 $14.95
Stross, Charles  
Freyaverse #2: Neptune's Brood
Set in the Saturn's Children universe. The human species is extinct - for the fourth time - due to its fragile nature. A metahuman descended from the robots that once served humanity, Krina is traveling to a water-world to find her sister. They each possess half of the Atlantis Carnet, a financial instrument capable of bringing down entire civilizations. But a body-double assassin is stalking Krina across the galaxy, ready to take the Carnet once it is whole - and leave no witnesses alive.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 338 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256308 / 9780425256305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026979 $8.99
Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris  
Hard to Be A God
New translation. Don Rumata has been sent from Earth to the medieval kingdom of Arkanar with instructions to observe and to save what he can. Masquerading as an arrogant nobleman, a dueler, and a brawler, he is never defeated, but yet he can never kill. With his doubt and compassion, and his deep love for a local girl named Kira, Rumata wants to save the kingdom from the machinations of Don Reba, the first minister to the king. But given his orders, what role can he play?  
Novel, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Chicago Review - 2014 - ISBN: 1613748280 / 9781613748282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027588 $16.95
Sundstøl, Vidar  
Minnesota #1: The Land of Dreams
US Forest Service officer Lance Hansen comes upon a Norwegian tourist murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is in shock nearby, covered in blood and staring out across the lake. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, along with Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland. As the investigation progresses, Lance discovers that an Ojibwe man was murdered on the very same site more than one hundred years ago.  
Novel, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
University of Minnesota - 2014 - ISBN: 0816689415 / 9780816689415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027751 $15.95
Sutter, James L.  
Pathfinder Tales: The Redemption Engine
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 520 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Paizo - 2014 - ISBN: 1601256183 / 9781601256188  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027760 $9.99
Sweeney, Leann  
Cats in Trouble #6: The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim
When Clyde the cat travels two hundred miles back home, only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. Jillian agrees to foster the loyal tabby. When she learns his owner was murdered, and Clyde is in danger of more than media overexposure, Jillian must help find the killer.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451415426 / 9780451415424  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027036 $7.99
Taylor, Patrick  
Davy MacCutcheon #1: Pray for Us Sinners
Belfast, 1973: A British Army bomb-disposal expert goes undercover in the Provisional IRA, tasked with identifying their bomb-maker. Meanwhile, bomb-maker Davy MacCutcheon, distressed that his bombs are being used against civilian targets, seeks to leave the IRA, but must complete one last mission to receive his discharge.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765335212 / 9780765335210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027145 $15.99
Thompson, Arianne 'Tex'  
Children of the Drought #1: One Night in Sixes
Elim has heard stories about what wakes at sunset in the border town of Sixes: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient animal gods. Elim's so-called partner, lily-white lordling Sil Halfwick, has disappeared inside, hell-bent on making a name for himself among the black-market traders. Elim's worldly station is written in the bastard browns and whites of his cow-spotted face. He'd better find his missing partner fast, because he dare not return home without him. But if he's caught out after dark, Elim risks succumbing to the old and sinister truth in his own flesh - and discovering just how far he'll go to survive the night.  
Novel, 461 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2014 - ISBN: 1781082383 / 9781781082386  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027296 $7.99
Titchenell, F.J.R.  
Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of)
Cassie's face is on the cover of every newspaper, she has no homework, no curfew, and no credit limit, and she spends her days traveling the country with her friends. Except those headlines are about her bludgeoning her crush to death, she has to fight ravenous walking corpses every time she steps outside, and one of her friends is still missing, trapped somewhere in the distant, practically impassable wreckage of Manhattan.  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jolly Fish - 2014 - ISBN: 1939967309 / 9781939967305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026796 $14.99
Todd, Charles  
Bess Crawford #5: A Question of Honor
1918: Ten years ago in India, an officer in Colonel Crawford's regiment was discovered to have killed five people, but was never brought to trial, and reportedly died in the Khyber Pass. While tending the wounded in France, Bess learns that the supposed murderer is serving at the Front, and uses her leave to investigate. Conflicting reports of the man and the events leave her determined to find him and let the courts decide.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Nero Award
 
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062237160 / 9780062237163  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027410 $14.99
Tolmie, Sarah  
The Stone Boatmen
Three cities, separated by oceans, were lost to one another long ago: the first, the city of rituals, of ceremonies; the second, the city of words, of poetry; and the third, the city of the golden birds, of dreams. In their harbors stand the stone boatmen, pointing outward toward the unknown. Now the birds are fostering a new-found relationship of the three cities, and the voyages of the ship Aphelion and its crew are beginning to rebuild the links.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760274 / 9781619760271  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027587 $20.00
Turtledove, Harry  
War That Came Early #5: Two Fronts
With England and France out of their alliance with Germany, the Nazis now find themselves split between their war with Russia and one with the newly allied western powers.  
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2014 - ISBN: 0345524691 / 9780345524690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027458 $16.00
Upson, Nicola  
Josephine Tey #5: The Death of Lucy Kyte
When Josephine inherits her godmother's Suffolk cottage, she becomes intrigued by a murder committed on the grounds a century earlier. The old crime still seems to haunt the remote village. Is it superstition, or is a very real threat frightening the locals? And what of the mysterious Lucy Kyte, also named in her godmother's will? No one in the village will admit to knowing her.  
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 006219545X / 9780062195456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027408 $15.99


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