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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
Abbott, Allyson K.  
Mack's Bar #2: Murder with a Twist
Milwaukee cop Duncan Albright thinks Mack's synesthesia can help catch criminals. Mack isn't sure police work is for her, but when Duncan asks her to help find a kidnapped child, she knows she has to give it a shot. Includes drink recipes.  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758280173 / 9780758280176  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026900 $7.99
Ace, Cathy  
Cait Morgan #1: The Corpse with the Silver Tongue
When a man drops dead at a dinner party in the south of France, all the guests fall under suspicion, including Welsh-Canadian criminology professor Cait Morgan.  
Novel, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
TouchWood - 2012 - ISBN: 1927129095 / 9781927129098  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026318 $14.95
Ace, Cathy  
Cait Morgan #2: The Corpse with the Golden Nose
When an plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia's wine country, how can foodie criminologist Cait Morgan resist?  
Novel, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
TouchWood - 2013 - ISBN: 1927129885 / 9781927129883  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026319 $14.95
Ace, Cathy  
Cait Morgan #3: The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb
Criminologist Cait Morgan was looking forward to her Mexican vacation with her boyfriend Bud. She wasn't anticipating a fresh corpse at a florist's shop, and she definitely wasn't expecting Bud to become prime suspect.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
TouchWood - 2014 - ISBN: 1771510633 / 9781771510639  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026320 $14.95
Adams, Ellery (aka Stanley, Jennifer)  
Book Retreat #1: Murder in the Mystery Suite
At a Virginia resort catering to book lovers, manager Jane Steward decides to host a Murder and Mayhem Week, where mystery lovers can indulge in some sleuthing. But when the winner of the scavenger hunt is found dead, Jane realizes one of the guests is an actual murderer.  
Novel, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425265595 / 9780425265598  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027029 $7.99
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
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
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
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
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


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