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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
Grafton, Sue  
Kinsey Millhone #23: W Is for Wasted
Kinsey uncovers a connection between two murders: a shady PI gunned down near the beach, and a man, probably homeless, found dead on the beach with Kinsey's name and phone number in his pocket.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Shamus Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 436 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425271579 / 9780425271575  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027020 $7.99
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
Grey, Mini  
Hermelin the Detective Mouse
Ages 5 and up. Hermelin can read books, and type notes, and solve mysteries. And the people of Offley Street need a detective! Again and again, Hermelin is on the case, the anonymous hero. But when his neighbors have a party in his honor and find out that Hermelin is a mouse, will he still be welcome?  
Picture Book, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Knopf - 2014 - ISBN: 0385754337 / 9780385754330  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027546 $17.99
Grisham, John  
Sycamore Row
Jake Brigance returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history.  
Novel, 642 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Dell - 2014 - ISBN: 0345543246 / 9780345543240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027539 $9.99
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
Harlick, R.J.  
Meg Harris #6: Silver Totem of Shame
While visiting Vancouver, Meg and her husband Eric must confront Eric's painful past when a young murder victim's identity is discovered. The repercussions send them up the coast to the islands of Haida Gwaii in search of the boy's family and his killer. As the search progresses, a totem pole carver sets out to depict the ancient tale of a long-ago chief's treasure and how it incited deception and shame, a tragedy with tentacles reaching into the present.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dundurn - 2014 - ISBN: 1459721691 / 9781459721692  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026807 $17.99
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
Hechtman, Betty  
Yarn Retreat #2: Silence of the Lamb's Wool
At a retreat on the Monterey Peninsula, when the spinning teacher is found lying dead, Casey has to knit together clues fast before someone else gets dropped. Includes knitting pattern and recipes.  
Novel, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425252582 / 9780425252581  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026997 $7.99
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
Hoag, Tami  
Kovac & Liska #4: The 9th Girl
Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska investigate the death of an unidentifiable woman, the ninth Jane Doe of the year; they fear she may be the victim of a transient serial killer.  
Novel, 479 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 0451240561 / 9780451240569  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026961 $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
Hodgson, Antonia  
Tom Hawkins #1: The Devil in the Marshalsea
1727: In the Marshalsea debtor's prison, Tom Hawkins learns that he'll have to pay for his food, bed, and drink. Also, there's a murderer on the loose and a ghost haunting the gaol. He accepts an offer of free room and board from the mysterious Samuel Fleet, only to find out that Fleet's last roommate turned up dead. Tom must get to the truth of the murder - or be the next one to die.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
 
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Mariner - 2014 - ISBN: 0544176677 / 9780544176676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026916 $15.95
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
Hyzy, Julie  
Manor House #5: Grace Against the Clock
When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, curator Grace Wheaton is happy to lend a hand - until a killer makes an unwanted contribution.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425259676 / 9780425259672  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026994 $7.99
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


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