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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Mystery Scene #134
Articles about Owen Laukkanen, Veronica Mars, E. Phillips Oppenheim, more.  
Magazine, 60 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2014 - ISBN: mystscene134  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027744 $7.50
Adkins, Roy & Lesley  
Jane Austen's England (UK title: Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England)
A wide-ranging and detailed history of Austen-era English society, drawing on contemporary sources to chart the daily lives of both gentry and commoners.  
Nonfiction, 422 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125729 / 9780143125723  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026851 $18.00
Adler-Olsen, Jussi  
Department Q #4: The Purity of Vengeance
While looking into the 1987 disappearance of a brothel owner, Carl Morck's assistants Assad and Rose find that several other people disappeared around that time. The investigation turns up links to a Danish surgeon, part of a 1950s movement to sterilize wayward girls, who is more determined than ever to see his vision of the world take hold.  
Novel, 500 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Plume - 2014 - ISBN: 0142181315 / 9780142181317  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026862 $16.00
Alexander, Tasha  
Lady Emily #08: Behind the Shattered Glass
Victorian England: The stately calm of life at Colin Hargreave's ancestral home is shattered when a neighbor bursts through the French doors and falls down dead. But who murdered the young aristocrat? The lovely cousin who was threatened by his engagement? The Oxford friend he falsely accused of cheating? The scheming vicar's daughter he shamelessly seduced? Or the relative no one knew existed who appeared to claim the title? And who was the woman seen walking with him moments before he was attacked? One family's hidden past and a forbidden passion are the clues to a puzzle only Lady Emily can solve.  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250049075 / 9781250049070  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027166 $15.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bude, John  
The Cornish Coast Murder
Reverend Dodd spends his evenings reading detective stories. When the quiet village's secretive and ill-tempered magistrate is found with a bullet through his head, Inspector Bigswell is baffled by the complete absence of clues. Luckily, the vicar is ready to put his keen understanding of the criminal mind to the test.  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
British Library - 2014 - ISBN: 0712357157 / 9780712357159  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027260 $15.00
Bude, John  
William Meredith #01: The Lake District Murder
Inspector Meredith faces a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle. Was this a suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? And how is this connected to the shady business dealings at an isolated garage?  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
British Library - 2014 - ISBN: 0712357165 / 9780712357166  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027261 $15.00
Burke, James Lee  
Robicheaux #20: Light of the World
Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana's spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives, and the lives of their families, are in danger.  
Novel, 629 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476710775 / 9781476710778  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027354 $9.99
Camilleri, Andrea  
Montalbano #17: Angelica's Smile
The criminals behind a rash of burglaries have grown so brazen that their leader is sending menacing letters to Inspector Montalbano. The police are stumped, but when one of the burglars turn up dead, Montalbano must unmask his challenger.  
Novel, 293 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143123769 / 9780143123767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026848 $16.00
Casey, Donis  
Alafair Tucker #7: Hell with the Lid Blown Off
1916: After a big tornado, no one is mourning Jubal Beldon. The undertaker discovers the man was dead before the storm hit - was he murdered by someone whose secret he had threatened to expose? When someone dear to widow Beckie MacKenzie becomes a suspect, Alafair takes a hand in the investigation.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464203008 / 9781464203008  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027559 $14.95
Cass, Laurie (aka Alden, Laura)  
Bookmobile Cat #2: Tailing a Tabby
When a local artist needs emergency care, Minnie rushes him to the hospital in the bookmobile. When he's later found slumped over a murder victim's body, can Minnie and Eddie clear his name and catch the killer before someone else checks out?  
Novel, 340 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451415477 / 9780451415479  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027004 $7.99
Cates, Bailey (aka Cattrell, Bailey aka McRae, Cricket)  
Magical Bakery #4: Some Enchanted Eclair
A Revolutionary War movie is being filmed in Savannah's historic district, and Katie and her coven are working as extras. When someone murders a crew member, can the witches find the killer? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 326 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451467418 / 9780451467416  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027003 $7.99
Challinor, C.S.  
Rex Graves #6: Murder at Midnight
An oncoming storm threatens a New Year's Eve party at a lodge in the Scottish Highlands. After the power goes out at the stroke of midnight, the lodge owners are found dead, and barrister Rex Graves must used his skills of detection to catch the culprit.  
Novel, 194 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738739766 / 9780738739762  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026421 $14.99
Cleeves, Ann  
Vera Stanhope #4: Silent Voices
When Inspector Vera Stanhope finds a woman's body in the sauna at her gym, she wonders if for once it's death from natural causes, but a closer inspection reveals bruising on the victim's throat.  
Novel, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250049814 / 9781250049810  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027163 $16.99
Cleverly, Barbara  
Joe Sandilands #11: A Spider in the Cup
1933: A young woman's body is unearthed on the banks of the Thames, one toe missing and a priceless gold coin in her mouth. When a strange set of coincidences links the body to a visiting US Senator that Joe is assigned to protect, he realizes that the Senator is caught up in a very dangerous game.  
Novel, 346 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953764 / 9781616953768  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027528 $15.95


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