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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Grabenstein, Chris  
Mr. Lemoncello #1: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Ages 8 and up. Twelve kids win invitations to an overnight of fun, food, and games at the new town library, designed by Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. The kids must solve every clue and secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Children's / Young Adult
 
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Yearling - 2014 - ISBN: 0307931471 / 9780307931474  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027547 $7.99
Grace, Margaret (aka Madison, Ada aka Minichino, Camille aka Flowers, Jean)  
Miniature #7: Madness in Miniature
When the grand opening of a giant chain crafts store is accompanied by an earthquake and a murder in the store, there's plenty of opportunity for miniaturist Gerry Porter and her computer-whiz granddaughter Maddie to help the police investigate.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2014 - ISBN: 1564745430 / 9781564745439  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026652 $15.95
Graham, Scott  
Canyon Sacrifice
On his first trip with his new family, archaeologist Chuck Bender must face up to the secrets of his past and save his kidnapped stepdaughter from murderous kidnappers in Grand Canyon National Park.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Torrey House - 2014 - ISBN: 1937226301 / 9781937226305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027181 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #081: Murder Every Hour / The Time Master
Plus The Shadow radio script 'The Man Who Murdered Time'.

Murder Every Hour: Death strikes relentlessly until the time arrives for The Shadow to ring in the midnight hour.

The Time Master: Super crimes are being perpetrated with split-second precision.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1608771342 / 9781608771349  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026660 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #082: The Spy Ring / The White Column
Plus The Shadow radio script 'Death Rides the Skyway' and Sheridan Doome story 'Dead Men Don't Breathe' by Steve Fisher (writing as Stephen Gould).

The Spy Ring: The Shadow teams with Myra Reldon and the real Lamont Cranston to defeat international spies

The White Column: The nation's future hangs in the balance as Nazi saboteurs plot to cripple US defenses.  
Omnibus, 127 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1608771377 / 9781608771370  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026661 $14.95
Greenfield, Jane  
The Care of Fine Books
A guide to caring for books of value, from a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage.  
Nonfiction, 156 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Skyhorse - 2014 - ISBN: 162873793X / 9781628737936  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026332 $12.95
Gruber, Frank  
Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia
Reprints eleven stories from the pulps featuring fast-talking amateur sleuth (and encyclopedia salesman) Oliver Quade.
    Contents
  • Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia (introduction) == Kevin Burton Smith
  • Death at the Main
  • Ask Me Another
  • Rain, the Killer
  • Death on Eagle's Crag
  • Dog Show Murder
  • Death Sits Down
  • Forced Landing
  • State Fair Murder
  • Funny Man
  • Oliver Quade at the Races
  • Works and Music
  • The Black Mask Crime Review: Frank Gruber, Hardboiled Humor, & the Noir Revolution == Keith Alan Deutsch
  • Behind the Black Mask: Frank Gruber Tells How He Writes an Oliver Quade Story
 
Collection, 417 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 1480461385 / 9781480461383  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026809 $16.99
Haig, Matt  
The Humans
When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive, and he is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned to him and head back to his own planet, where everyone enjoys immortality and infinite knowledge. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he first believed.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 279 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Simon & Schuster - 2014 - ISBN: 1476730598 / 9781476730592  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027322 $15.00
Hay, Mavis Doriel  
Death on the Cherwell
When a secret society of Persephone College undergraduates meets by the river, only to find the bursar's drowned body floating in the principal's canoe, the police assume that a student prank got out of hand, but the resourceful Persephone girls suspect foul play, and take the investigation into their own hands.  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
British Library - 2014 - ISBN: 0712357262 / 9780712357265  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027263 $15.00
Hill, Suzette A.  
Rosy Gilchrist #1: A Little Murder
1950s London: When her wealthy Aunt Marcia is discovered dead, naked with a coal scuttle on her head, Rosy Gilchrist is reluctantly drawn into the investigation, encountering those she would prefer to avoid and uncovering facts she would rather not know.  
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0749015527 / 9780749015527  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026737 $16.95
Hillerman, Anne  
Manuelito & Chee #1: Spider Woman's Daughter
When the Legendary Lieutenant is shot, Bernie Manuelito is the only eyewitness. While Leaphorn fights for his life, Jim Chee leads the search for the shooter. As a witness, Bernie is officially banned from the investigation, but as she tries to track down Leaphorn's family and get in touch with his mysteriously absent partner Louisa, suspicious events draw her back into the case.  
Novel, 352 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062270494 / 9780062270498  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027424 $9.99
Hoch, Edward D.  
Nothing is Impossible
1930s: Sam Hawthorne, a New England country doctor, solves fifteen seemingly impossible crimes.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Janet Hutchings
  • The Problem of the Graveyard Picnic
  • The Problem of the Crying Room
  • The Problem of the Fatal Fireworks
  • The Problem of the Unfinished Painting
  • The Problem of the Sealed Bottle
  • The Problem of the Invisible Acrobat
  • The Problem of the Curing Barn
  • The Problem of the Snowbound Cabin
  • The Problem of the Thunder Room
  • The Problem of the Black Roadster
  • The Problem of the Two Birthmarks
  • The Problem of the Dying Patient
  • The Problem of the Protected Farmhouse
  • The Problem of the Haunted Tepee
  • The Problem of the Blue Bicycle
  • A Dr. Sam Hawthorne Checklist
 
Collection, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Crippen & Landru - 2014 - ISBN: 1936363038 / 9781936363032  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026639 $19.00
Hornsby, Wendy  
Maggie MacGowen #09: The Color of Light
Maggie discovers that her father had locked away an old home movie that is potential evidence in a decades-old unsolved murder. It quickly becomes clear that there are people who will go to lethal lengths to keep the truth from coming out.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2014 - ISBN: 1564745422 / 9781564745422  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026653 $15.95
Hotta, Eri  
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
When Japan attacked the United States in 1941, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war they were almost certain to lose. Hotta considers Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective, posing essential questions. Why did these men - military, politicians, diplomats, the emperor - put their country and its citizens in harm's way? Why did they make a decision that was doomed from the start?  
Nonfiction, 323 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage - 2014 - ISBN: 0307739740 / 9780307739742  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027519 $17.95
Housewright, David  
Mac McKenzie #11: The Devil May Care
Signed by the author on the title page. Wealthy, powerful Walter Muehlenhaus' granddaughter Riley hires McKenzie when her new boyfriend Juan Carlos Navarre goes missing. Turns out Navarre doesn't own the house and restaurant he claimed to, and apparently has no traceable past - and that McKenzie isn't the only one looking for the man.  
Novel, 294 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250009618 / 9781250009616  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027130 $25.99
Houston, Victoria  
Loon Lake #14: Dead Lil' Hustler
It's mid-July, and Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris has her hands full: a murdered graduate student and the skeletal remains of a missing bank executive have been discovered on a hidden river deep in the national forest. She turns to her close friend and fellow flyfisherman Doc Osborne for help with the investigation.  
Novel, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tyrus - 2014 - ISBN: 1440568405 / 9781440568404  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027568 $16.99
James, Bill  
Harpur & Iles #30: Play Dead
Good detective work allowed Harpur and Iles to arrest a police officer who murdered an undercover operative. But who ordered the execution? Just how high did the conspiracy go?  
Novel, 220 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Creme de la Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1780295383 / 9781780295381  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026872 $15.95
Jennings, Maureen  
Tom Tyler #2: Beware This Boy
1940: DI Tyler helps out in Birmingham, where an explosion at a munitions factory has killed or maimed several young women. As he talks to factory employees, it begins to seem likely that the explosion was not an accident.  
Novel, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 Trade PB  
McClelland & Stewart - 2014 - ISBN: 0771043198 / 9780771043192  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027500 $17.95
Jungstedt, Mari  
Anders Knutas #6: Dark Angel
A successful event planner has left his wife and children for his new lover. When he turns up murdered, the spurned wife is a natural suspect. But the motive widens when three cottages are set on fire on Gotland Island. Detective Anders Knutas must unravel the truth to catch the killer.  
Novel, 326 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Stockholm Text - 2014 - ISBN: 9175470225 / 9789175470221  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027180 $14.95
Keeley, D.A. (aka Corrigan, John)  
Megan McGinn #1: Bitter Crossing
Hoping for a safe, quiet home for herself and her young son, Border Patrol agent Peyton Cote returns to northern Maine. But when a stakeout to bust a marijuana drop turns up an abandoned baby, Petyon's attempts to find out where the child belongs pull her into a deadly conspiracy.  
Novel, 396 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738740683 / 9780738740683  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026420 $14.99
King, Laurie R.  
Mary Russell #01: The Beekeeper's Apprentice 20th Anniversary Edition
1910s: A chance encounter on the Sussex downs brings together Sherlock Holmes and brilliant young orphan Mary Russell, and leads to her becoming first apprentice and then sleuthing partner to the legendary irascible detective.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Picador - 2014 - ISBN: 1250055709 / 9781250055705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027116 $16.00
King, Stephen  
Joyland
1973: College student Devin Jones comes to a North Carolina amusement park to work as a carny for the summer. There he must confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Hard Case Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1781167699 / 9781781167694  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025709 $7.99
Kornetsky, L.A. (aka Gilman, Laura Anne)  
Mallard & Tonica #3: Doghouse
When a stranger comes to Ginny Mallard with landlord trouble, she convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her look into things. Soon they realize they might have got themselves tied up in a dog-fighting ring. With a little help from tabby cat Penny and Ginny's shar-pei Georgie, they have to figure out what's going on before someone else gets hurt.  
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476750041 / 9781476750040  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027345 $7.99
Krueger, William Kent  
Cork O'Connor #13: Tamarack County
As winter storms isolate Minnesota's sleepy Tamarack County, a vengeful force is at work, spinning a deadly web centered on a murder that occurred over twenty years ago. An innocent man may have been convicted, and Cork was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 1451645775 / 9781451645774  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027341 $16.00
Krueger, William Kent  
Cork O'Connor #14: Windigo Island
Signed by the author on the title page. When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby reservation whisper that it was the work of a monstrous Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. But such stories don't solve the mystery of how the girl and her friend Mariah disappeared a year ago. Mariah's family asks Cork O'Connor to look for their missing daughter.  
Novel, 339 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 147674923X / 9781476749235  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027338 $24.99


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