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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Russell, Christine & Christopher  
Warrior Sheep #4: The Warrior Sheep Go Jurassic
Ages 7 and up. The Warrior Sheep know a dragon when they see one. Well, they don't. They've never seen one. But when they spot a poster of what they think is a dragon, they just know that they've been called upon to save the whole of Sheepdom once more, this time on the Isle of Wight.  
Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jelly Pie UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1405267186 / 9781405267182  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027603 $7.99
Ryan, Hank Phillippi  
Jane Ryland #2: The Wrong Girl
A tip from an woman searching for her birth mother and an empty cradle at a crime scene send reporter Jane Ryland and homicide detective Jake Brogan down a twisting trail that leads to the heart of a foster care system in crisis, and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 440 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765369141 / 9780765369147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027065 $7.99
Shelton, Paige  
Country Cooking School #4: If Catfish Had Nine Lives
Betts and Gram are offering catfish-frying lessons at the cowboy poetry convention. But when a staged gunfight ends in real death and her brother Teddy becomes a prime suspect, it's up to Betts to clear her brother's name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425269280 / 9780425269282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027031 $7.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #08: Sunshine on Scotland Street
After Angus and Domenica depart on their honeymoon, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey, Bertie - set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school - yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0345804406 / 9780345804402  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027513 $15.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #14: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin, and turns to Mma Ramotswe for help. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? And Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby, but with Botswana on the crossroads between old ways and new, this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0307473007 / 9780307473004  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027499 $14.95
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #2: Deadly Decor
When her sister Bella's old flame, a house painter who works for Caprice, turns up murdered, the police suspect Bella's husband. Can Caprice track down the real culprit? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 327 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758284861 / 9780758284860  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026887 $7.99
Straley, John  
The Big Both Ways
1935: Ellie is an anarchist from the Seattle docks, who takes care of her young niece and dreams of flying planes. Right now she's got a busted nose, and a dead man in the trunk of her car. Accompanied by Slip, who stopped to help them get the car out of a ditch, Ellie and her niece wind up heading for Alaska, followed by union men out for revenge, and by a dogged Seattle police detective who is looking for a new life of his own.  
Novel, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953179 / 9781616953171  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026645 $14.95
Stratmann, Linda  
Frances Doughty #4: An Appetite for Murder
Victorian London: The sudden death of overweight Thomas Whibley sparks a furor among diet doctors, vegetarians, and the Pure Food Society. Frances Doughty is hired to find the author of anonymous libels. A former colleague of Whibley's, Hubert Sweetman, who spent years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit, also wants her to trace his estranged family. Before she can start, the police arrest him for the murder of his wife. Is Sweetman innocent? Where are his missing children? And who wielded the poisoned pen?  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0750954442 / 9780750954440  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027608 $14.95
Sundstøl, Vidar  
Minnesota #1: The Land of Dreams
US Forest Service officer Lance Hansen comes upon a Norwegian tourist murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is in shock nearby, covered in blood and staring out across the lake. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, along with Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland. As the investigation progresses, Lance discovers that an Ojibwe man was murdered on the very same site more than one hundred years ago.  
Novel, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
University of Minnesota - 2014 - ISBN: 0816689415 / 9780816689415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027751 $15.95
Sweeney, Leann  
Cats in Trouble #6: The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim
When Clyde the cat travels two hundred miles back home, only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. Jillian agrees to foster the loyal tabby. When she learns his owner was murdered, and Clyde is in danger of more than media overexposure, Jillian must help find the killer.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451415426 / 9780451415424  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027036 $7.99
Taylor, Patrick  
Davy MacCutcheon #1: Pray for Us Sinners
Belfast, 1973: A British Army bomb-disposal expert goes undercover in the Provisional IRA, tasked with identifying their bomb-maker. Meanwhile, bomb-maker Davy MacCutcheon, distressed that his bombs are being used against civilian targets, seeks to leave the IRA, but must complete one last mission to receive his discharge.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765335212 / 9780765335210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027145 $15.99
Todd, Charles  
Bess Crawford #5: A Question of Honor
1918: Ten years ago in India, an officer in Colonel Crawford's regiment was discovered to have killed five people, but was never brought to trial, and reportedly died in the Khyber Pass. While tending the wounded in France, Bess learns that the supposed murderer is serving at the Front, and uses her leave to investigate. Conflicting reports of the man and the events leave her determined to find him and let the courts decide.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Nero Award
 
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062237160 / 9780062237163  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027410 $14.99
Upson, Nicola  
Josephine Tey #5: The Death of Lucy Kyte
When Josephine inherits her godmother's Suffolk cottage, she becomes intrigued by a murder committed on the grounds a century earlier. The old crime still seems to haunt the remote village. Is it superstition, or is a very real threat frightening the locals? And what of the mysterious Lucy Kyte, also named in her godmother's will? No one in the village will admit to knowing her.  
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2014 - ISBN: 006219545X / 9780062195456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027408 $15.99
White, Randy Wayne  
Hannah Smith #2: Deceived
A private museum, devoted to Florida's earliest settlers, has been announced, and Hannah's friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being asked for donations. Problem is, it's a scam - a front for a real estate power play that would wipe out the village, and the developers don't plan to let anything stand in their way.  
Novel, 330 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425270157 / 9780425270158  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027022 $9.99
Wilcox, John  
Simon Fonthill #09: Fire Across the Veldt
South Africa, 1900: Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice, 352 Jenkins, and tracker Mzingeli are traveling to Pretoria to meet with General Kitchener. When he learns that the next Boer move will be to attack the Cape Colony, Fonthill must race to locate and defeat the enemy forces in time.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0749014644 / 9780749014643  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026739 $16.95
Winters, Ben H.  
Hank Palace #3: World of Trouble
Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the New England woods, in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police. But with time ticking away before the doomsday asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his sister Nico isn't safe. Soon, it's clear that there's more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it's up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out for everyone.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 316 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Quirk - 2014 - ISBN: 1594746850 / 9781594746857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027498 $14.95


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