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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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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
Snicket, Lemony  
All the Wrong Questions #1: Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Ages 9 and up. In a town far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, or read.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Little, Brown - 2014 - ISBN: 0316335479 / 9780316335478  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027750 $7.00
Stevenson, Steve  
Agatha Mistery #06: The Treasure of the Bermuda Triangle
Ages 7 and up. When a priceless golden Mayan calendar goes missing, Agatha and her cousin Dash set out for the heart of the Bermuda Triangle.  
Novel, 121 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Grosset & Dunlap - 2014 - ISBN: 0448462249 / 9780448462240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026910 $5.99
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
Tan, Cheryl Lu-Lien (editor)  
Singapore Noir
Fourteen original stories set in Singapore.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Sirens
  • Last Time == Colin Goh
  • Detective in a City with No Crime == Simon Tay writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho
  • Strangler Fig == Philip Jeyaretnam
  • Smile, Singapore == Colin Cheong
    Part II: Love (Or Something Like It)
  • Reel == Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
  • Mother == Monica Bhide
  • Kena Sai == S.J. Rozan
  • Tattoo == Lawrence Osborne
    Part III: Gods & Demons
  • Mei Kwei, I Love You == Suchen Christine Lim
  • Spells == Ovidia Yu
  • Saiful and the Pink Edward VII == Damon Chua
    Part IV: The Haves & The Have-Nots
  • Current Escape == Johann S. Lee
  • Bedok Reservoir == Dave Chua
  • Murder on Orchard Road == Nury Vittachi
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 237 pages, Trade Paperback  
Akashic - 2014 - ISBN: 1617752355 / 9781617752353  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027177 $15.95
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
Toyne, Simon  
Liv Adamsen #3: The Tower
As strange events and natural disasters occur around the world, Liv searches for the final secrets of the prophecy. Inside the walls of the Citadel, her lover Gabriel Mann, infected by the virus, battles to survive. Is this the end of days?  
Novel, 589 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 006222591X / 9780062225917  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027422 $9.99
Tremayne, Peter  
Sister Fidelma #23: The Seventh Trumpet
Ireland, 670: When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered not far from Cashel, the King calls upon his sister Fidelma and her companion Eadulf to investigate. The only clue to the dead man's identity is an emblem from a nearby kingdom. Could the murder be related to the wave of violence erupting in the western lands?  
Novel, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250048567 / 9781250048561  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027160 $19.99
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
Voight, Cynthia  
Mister Max #1: The Book of Lost Things
Ages 8 and up. Max's actor parents are unpredictable, but sailing away and leaving him with only a cryptic note? Have they been kidnapped? Until he can figure out what's going on, Max plans to keep a low profile. But finding a job is tricky, no matter what costume he dons, until he discovers a talent for finding things - a runaway child, a stray dog, a missing heirloom, a lost love - and becomes Mister Max, Solutioneer. Now if he could just find a solution to his own problems.  
Novel, 367 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Yearling - 2014 - ISBN: 0307976823 / 9780307976826  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027548 $7.99
Westlake, Donald E.  
Dortmunder #01: The Hot Rock
John Dortmunder leaves prison with nothing to make money on but his good name. Luckily, his reputation goes far - no one plans a caper better. His friend tells him about a valuable emerald - it's not a simple heist, but after a few years inside, Dortmunder could use a challenge.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1971 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 255 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1970)  
Overlook - 2014 - ISBN: 1468309129 / 9781468309126  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026867 $14.95
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
Winter, Ariel  
Twenty-Year Death #1: Malvineau Prison
1931: The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man's beautiful daughter - and to her hot-tempered American husband.  
Novel, 265 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (partial reprint of 2012 hc)  
Hard Case Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1781167931 / 9781781167939  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027535 $7.99
Winter, Ariel  
Twenty-Year Death #2: The Falling Star
1941: A hardboiled private eye, hired to keep a movie studio's leading lady happy, uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.  
Novel, 238 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (partial reprint of 2012 hc)  
Hard Case Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 178116794X / 9781781167946  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027536 $7.99
Winter, Ariel  
Twenty-Year Death #3: Police at the Funeral
1951: A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail.  
Novel, 249 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (partial reprint of 2012 hc)  
Hard Case Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1781167958 / 9781781167953  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027537 $7.99
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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