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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
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
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
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
Coleman, Reed Farrel  
Moe Prager #8: The Hollow Girl
When a shadowy figure from his past begs him to locate her missing daughter, PI Moe Prager discovers that no one involved is quite who they appear to be, especially the missing daughter. Moe finds little proof that anyone is actually missing as he tries to piece together a case from half-truths and lies.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 303 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tyrus - 2014 - ISBN: 1440573018 / 9781440573019  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027567 $16.99
Connelly, Michael  
Harry Bosch #03: The Concrete Blonde
Detective Harry Bosch shoots a suspected serial killer, but the dead man's widow insists he was innocent - an accusation that rings true when a new corpse is found bearing the killer's macabre signature.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1995 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 505 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Grand Central - 2013 - ISBN: 1455550639 / 9781455550630  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027755 $10.00
Connelly, Michael  
Harry Bosch #08: City of Bones
A cold case stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan for LAPD detective Harry Bosch. When the case takes a few hard turns, putting the city in an uproar, Bosch is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2003 Anthony Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2002 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
 
Novel, 405 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 145555068X / 9781455550685  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026932 $10.00
Costa, Shelley  
Eve Angelotta #2: Basil Instinct
When her grandmother Maria Pia is invited to join Belfiere, a secret Italian culinary society, Eve and her cousin Landon try to research the group, but all they can find is a warning in an old blog entry. Then Eve's new sous chef turns up dead inside the restaurant's front door - and turns out to have connections to Belfiere. Can Eve and her crew solve the mystery before Maria Pia gets an offer she can't refuse?

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 359 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 147670936X / 9781476709369  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026059 $7.99
Davies, David Stuart  
The Darke Chronicles: Tales of a Victorian Puzzle-Solver
Flamboyant Victorian aristocrat Luther Darke tackles mysteries that have baffled Scotland Yard in these seven stories of deception, murderous sleight of hand, spiritualism, vampires, curses, and phantoms.
    Contents
  • The Curzon Street Conundrum
  • The Puzzle of the Innocent Murderer
  • The Mystery of the Missing Black Pearl
  • The Riddle of the Visiting Angel
  • The Curse of the Griswold Phantom
  • The Vampire Murders Intrigue
  • The Illusion of the Disappearing Man
 
Collection, 191 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0752497707 / 9780752497709  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026798 $13.95
Davis, Lindsey  
Flavia Albia #1: The Ides of April
Settled in her father Falco's ramshackle former digs in Fountain Court, Flavia Albia is working as a private informer. Hired to help investigate a fatal accident, she finds herself stuck with a truly awful client, facing a well-heeled, well-connected opponent. When her client dies under suspicious circumstances, it's just one of a series of similar deaths - and Flavia is now a suspect.  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250048559 / 9781250048554  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027157 $16.99
Doyle, Arthur Conan  
Tales of Twilight and the Unseen
Twelve tales of ghosts, obscure scientific experiments, and unexplained phenomena.
    Contents
  • The Brown Hand
  • The Usher of Lea House School
  • B. 24
  • The Great Keinplatz Experiment
  • Cyprian Overbeck Wells
  • Playing with Fire
  • The Ring of Thoth
  • The Los Amigos Fiasco
  • How It Happened
  • Lot No. 249
  • 'De Profundis'
  • The Lift
  • Notes
 
Collection, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1922)  
Alma UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1847493300 / 9781847493309  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027612 $12.95
Evanovich, Janet  
Stephanie Plum #21: Top Secret Twenty-one
Signed by the author on the title page. Includes a short story featuring Kate O'Hare and Nick Fox. Jimmy Poletti was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. But leads are turning into dead ends - and dead bodies. To top things off, Ranger has been targeted for death. He dodged the bullet this time, but he'll need Stephanie's help to survive the next attempt. Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun with a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum.  
Novel, 341 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2014 - ISBN: 0345542924 / 9780345542922  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027489 $28.00
Fabbri, Robert  
Vespasian #3: False God of Rome
Vespasian watches young emperor Caligula deteriorate to an all-powerful madman. Caligula plans to bridge the Bay of Neapolis and ride over it wearing Alexander's breastplate; it falls to Vespasian to travel to Alexandria and steal it.  
Novel, 414 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0857897438 / 9780857897435  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027618 $12.95
Ferris, Gordon  
Douglas Brodie #4: Gallowglass
Douglas Brodie is dead. It says so in the newspaper. A brief editorial staunchly defends him against the unproven charge of murder, and describes the tragic death of their chief crime reporter - Brodie has committed suicide in his prison cell. Is this the sordid end for the distinguished ex-copper and decorated soldier?  
Novel, 359 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Corvus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1782390782 / 9781782390787  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027606 $12.95
Flanders, Judith  
The Invention of Murder
An exploration of murder in the 19th century, examining some of the cases that fascinated the Victorians and inspired detective fiction.  
Nonfiction, 556 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2014 - ISBN: 1250048532 / 9781250048530  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027151 $18.99
Ford, G.M.  
Leo Waterman #08: Chump Change
Hearing a dying stranger call you by name would leave anyone full of questions. When it happens to PI Leo Waterman, the more he learns about the late lottery winner's rags-to-riches-to-ruination life, the more he wants not just answers but justice. That means a road trip to Idaho to find out how a good-hearted young man with millions got skinned - in more ways than one.  
Novel, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2014 - ISBN: 1477819754 / 9781477819753  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026410 $14.95
Fossum, Karin  
Inspector Sejer #01: Eva's Eye (UK title: In the Darkness)
A body floats to the icy surface of the river. The dead man, Egil, has been missing for months; Inspector Sejer and his team establish that he succumbed to a violent attack. But the trail has gone cold. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just before Egil went missing.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Mariner - 2014 - ISBN: 0544227816 / 9780544227811  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026918 $14.95
Gardner, Mark Lee  
Shot All to Hell
The story of the legendary James-Younger gang and their raid on the Northfield bank, as well as the two-week chase that followed, and the final shootout on the Watonwan River in southern Minnesota.  
Nonfiction, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0061989487 / 9780061989483  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027412 $15.99
George, Elizabeth  
Thomas Lynley #18: Just One Evil Act
DI Lynley and DS Havers investigate the disappearance of a little girl. The case turns out to be far more complex than a kidnapping, revealing secrets about the girl's mother and her new lover, and about the girl's father - secrets Havers may not be willing to accept about her friend.  
Novel, 719 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
NAL (New American Library) - 2014 - ISBN: 0451467841 / 9780451467843  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026842 $17.00


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