November 22


Newsletter 107
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author

Swanston, Andrew  
Thomas Hill #2: The King's Exile
1648: Falsely arrested and deported to Barbados, Thomas is desperate to return to his family in England after news of the king's execution arrives. He volunteers for the dangerous role of envoy to Admiral Ayscue, commander of the fleet sent to take control of the island for Cromwell.  
Novel, 476 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Corgi UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0552166111 / 9780552166119  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029147 $14.95
Swanston, Andrew (aka Douglas, Andrew)  
Thomas Hill #1: The King's Spy (original title: The King's Codebreaker)
1643: England is at war with itself, King Charles' negotiations with Parliament in shambles. Summoned to Oxford to serve as the king's cryptographer, quiet bookseller Thomas Hill discovers that nothing is straightforward at the court, where brutal murders are occurring. Can he decipher a notoriously unbreakable code to reveal a traitor's identity and prevent more deaths?  
Novel, 461 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Corgi UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0552166103 / 9780552166102  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029146 $14.95
Szarlan, Chrysler  
The Hawley Book of the Dead
Reve Dyer is an illusionist with real magical powers. When a stranger alters her trick pistol, Reve kills her husband during their Las Vegas act. Returning to her Massachusetts hometown, Reve delves into her family's legends, and discovers an ancient journal with mysterious power. But the stranger has followed Reve - and she has something he desperately wants.  
Novel, 328 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345545028 / 9780345545022  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028880 $26.00
Tervo, Jari  
Among the Saints
When a hoodlum is killed in his Lapland hometown, no one know the who, why, and how of the murder, not even the victim. Thirty-five characters - ambulance crew, detectives, family members, neighbors, criminals, and more - recount a series of events that connect the dots to finally reveal the killer.  
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Ice Cold Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0982444990 / 9780982444993  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029032 $13.95
Thompson, Jim  
The Nothing Man
His estranged wife Ellen is ready to do whatever it takes to get Clinton Brown back, even if it means exposing a painful truth Brown keeps hidden. He'd kill a whole lot of people to keep this one thing quiet - and soon enough, the bodies just happen to start piling up around him.  
Novel, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404012 / 9780316404013  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027951 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
A larger than life literary memoir - or entertaining tall tale - that chronicles the many jobs, near-criminal escapades, and downright unlawful grifts of Jim Thompson's early adult life.  
Novel, 204 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403814 / 9780316403818  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028476 $15.00
Tobler, E. Catherine  
Rings of Anubis
Late 19th century: the world looks to a future of revolutionary science and extraordinary machines. Archaeologist Eleanor Folley looks back to Egypt's ancient mysteries and her mother's disappearance. Agent Virgil Mallory, a man with ghosts and monsters of his own, brings evidence of a crime, leading them from Paris to Egypt, and from the present to the ancient past. Uncovering the truth exposes a dangerous game of life, death, and uncanny powers.  
Novel, 349 pages, Trade Paperback  
Prime Masque - 2014 - ISBN: 160701520X / 9781607015208  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027254 $14.95
Truc, Olivier  
Forty Days Without Shadow
An ancient Sami drum has been stolen from a museum in a small village in northern Norway. Hours later, one of the last Sami reindeer herders is found murdered. Are the two crimes connected? Local cops Klemet Nango, an experienced Sami officer, and Nina Nansen, his young partner from southern Norway, investigate.

♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2014 International Dagger
Novel, 463 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 145554759X / 9781455547593  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028546 $16.00
Tuma, Refe & Susan  
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
Full color. Every November, the Tumas work into the night to bring their children scenes from the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. The dinosaurs wreck bathrooms, destroy vases, rock out, encounter terrifying hot irons, even do the dishes, with hilarious results.  
Humor, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Little, Brown - 2014 - ISBN: 0316294594 / 9780316294591  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028525 $20.00
Urban, Simon  
Plan D
In a Germany where the Wall never came down, West Berlin is thriving, but the GDR is facing bankruptcy. The only hope lies in economic talks with the West, but an ally of the GDR's chairman has been murdered, and all the clues suggest the killer was Stasi. Detective Martin Wegener must work the West German police to find the killer, even if it means investigating the Stasi.

♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2014 International Dagger
Novel, 512 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0099578352 / 9780099578352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028682 $15.95
Vallejo, Boris / Bell, Julie  
Full color collection featuring recent examples of their fantasy art.  
Art Book, 192 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Harper Design - 2014 - ISBN: 0062242709 / 9780062242709  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028600 $35.00
VanderMeer, Jeff  
Southern Reach #3: Acceptance
It is winter in Area X. A new team crosses the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting.

♦  Finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (entire trilogy)
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 2014 - ISBN: 0374104115 / 9780374104115  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027979 $15.00
Wade, Stephen  
A Thief in the Night and Other Adventures of the Septimus Society
London, 1890: Five amateur criminologists - a professor, a Lord, a former jockey, a talented rogue, and a society lady - tackle their first cases in these six stories.
  • The Septimus Society
  • The Society Welcomes Maria
  • The Canlon Studios
  • A Thief in the Night
  • The Torment of Memory
  • Another Jack
  • The Baron's Passion
  • The Honourable Man
Collection, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0750956283 / 9780750956284  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029152 $14.95
Wait, Lea  
Antique Print #7: Shadows on a Maine Christmas
Maggie was expecting a storybook Christmas in Maine with her beloved Will and his Great-Aunt Nettie, but winds up investigating blackmail and murder instead.  
Novel, 217 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2014 - ISBN: 1564745473 / 9781564745477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028857 $15.95
Wallace, Sean (editor)  
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
Twenty-five stories (two original, twenty-three reprints) that look to the future through the lens of the past.
  • Introduction == Ann VanderMeer
  • Love Comes to Abyssal City == Tobias S. Buckell
  • A Mouse Ran Up the Clock == A.C. Wise
  • Tanglefoot == Cherie Priest
  • Benedice Te == Jay Lake
  • Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine == Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Smoke City == Christopher Barzak
  • Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil == Carrie Vaughn
  • Anna in the Moonlight == Jonathan Wood
  • Edison's Frankenstein == Chris Roberson
  • The Canary of Candletown == C.S.E. Cooney
  • Green-eyed Monsters in the Valley of Sky, an Opera == E. Catherine Tobler
  • Selin That Has Grown in the Desert == Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • The Clockworks of Hanyang == Gord Sellar
  • The Curse of Chimere == Tony Pi
  • Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood == Aliette de Bodard
  • The Return of Cherie == Nisi Shawl
  • On the Lot and In the Air == Lisa L. Hannett
  • Terrain == Genevieve Valentine
  • I Stole the DC's Eyeglass == Sofia Samatar
  • The Colliers' Venus (1893) == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Ticktock Girl == Cat Rambo
  • La Valse == K.W. Jeter
  • The Governess and the Lobster == Margaret Ronald
  • Beside Calais == Samantha Henderson
  • Good Hunting == Ken Liu
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Contributors
Anthology, 511 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Running Press - 2014 - ISBN: 0762454644 / 9780762454648  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029061 $14.95
Ward, Dayton / Dilmore, Kevin  
Star Trek: Seekers #2: Point of Divergence
A distress call from a Federation ship takes Captain Atish Khatami and crew to a remote world where they must do battle with the Tomol, an evolving, increasingly malevolent civilization that poses a threat to the entire galaxy.  
Novel, 351 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476757267 / 9781476757261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027332 $7.99
Watts, Frances  
Sword Girl #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6: The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The Secret of the Swords / The Poison Plot / Tournament Trouble / The Siege Scare / The Terrible Trickster / Pigeon Problems
Ages 7 and up. Kitchen girl Tommy wants to be a knight, so being chosen to care for the swords in the armory is a dream come true. With some help from Lil the talking cat and ghostly squire Jasper, the daring and curious Tommy is more than a match for any trouble that arrives at the castle.

The Secret of the Swords: When Tommy is made Keeper of the Blades, it seems her dreams of being a knight might come true. Then a valuable sword is stolen from the sword chamber. Can a surprising secret and a group of friends help her find it?

The Poison Plot: During a banquet, Tommy overhears an enemy plotting to poison Sir Walter. Unless she can foil the plot, Flamant will be at war! Can an unusual cure for a cold possibly save the day?

Tournament Trouble: When one of the squires is injured while practicing for the upcoming tournament, Sir Benedict asks Tommy to take his place. It's a dream come true for Tommy, but she has never ridden a horse before, and every time she tries, the horse throws her off. Will Tommy be able to compete?

The Siege Scare: When Sir Walter, Sir Benedict, and the other knights go to a nearby castle for a tournament, the enemy knights from Malice attack Flamant. The only hope of rescue lies in getting a message to Sir Benedict, but the castle is surrounded. With the help of her friends, Tommy devises a daring plan to save Flamant.

The Terrible Trickster: Someone is playing tricks at Flamant Castle, and Sir Benedict is not amused. He thinks the trickster is Tommy, and unless the tricks stop, he will send her away from the castle. Can she find out who the real trickster is?

Pigeon Problems: It's Lady Beatrix's birthday, and Sir Walter is planning all kinds of treats. Everyone at Flamant is excited, except the pigeon. But the pigeon is needed for a very special job - and when he goes missing, it looks like Sir Walter's plans will be ruined. Can Tommy find her friend and save the celebrations?  
Omnibus, 568 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012 / 2012 / 2012 / 2012 / 2013 / 2013)  
Allen & Unwin Australia - 2014 - ISBN: 1743319541 / 9781743319543  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029120 $15.99
Webb, Betty  
Lena Jones #8: Desert Rage
After fourteen-year-old Alison and her boyfriend confess to slaughtering Alison's family, an ambitious political candidate asks PI Lena Jones to find out if Alison is telling the truth - and confesses that the girl is her biological daughter.  
Novel, 392 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464203121 / 9781464203121  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028752 $14.95
Weber, David (editor)  
Worlds of Honor #6: Beginnings
Anthology; short fiction set in the Honorverse.  
Novel, 535 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736596 / 9781476736594  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027290 $7.99
Weigel, Jeff  
Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley
Ages 7 and up. Black & white. The stories say dragons are dangerous, but when Alanna finds a cave full of dragon eggs, she learns that the stories may be wrong.  
Graphic Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Andrews McMeel - 2014 - ISBN: 1449441831 / 9781449441838  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027357 $9.99
Weir, Andy  
The Martian
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now a dust storm has nearly killed him and forced his crew to evacuate, thinking him dead. Stranded with no way to signal that he's alive, Mark draws on his ingenuity and engineering skills, steadfastly confronting obstacles. But will his resources be enough to overcome the odds against him?

♦  Finalist for the 2015 Thriller Award for Best First Novel

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Broadway - 2014 - ISBN: 0553418025 / 9780553418026  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028910 $15.00
Wells, Martha  
Raksura: Stories of the Raksura Volume 1
Two new novellas featuring Moon and the shape-changers of Raksura, plus prequel short stories 'The Forest Boy' and 'Adaptation', and appendices.

The Falling World: Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult.

The Tale of Indigo and Cloud: In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches.  
Collection, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2014 - ISBN: 1597805351 / 9781597805353  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029066 $15.99
Wells, Martha  
Star Wars: Empire & Rebellion: Razor's Edge
When marauding pirates turn out to be refugees from her recently destroyed homeworld of Alderaan, Princess Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey / LucasBooks - 2014 - ISBN: 0345545257 / 9780345545251  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028961 $7.99
Whates, Ian (editor)  
Solaris Rising 3
Eighteen original sf stories by bestselling and cutting-edge authors.
  • Introduction == Ian Whates
  • When We Harvested the Nacre-Rice == Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • The Goblin Hunter == Chris Beckett
  • Homo Floresiensis == Ken Liu
  • A Taste for Murder == Julie E. Czerneda
  • Double Blind == Tony Ballantyne
  • The Mashup == Sean Williams
  • The Frost on Jade Buds == Aliette de Bodard
  • Popular Images from the First Manned Mission to Enceladus == Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • Red Lights, and Rain == Gareth L. Powell
  • They Swim Through Sunset Seas == Laura Lam
  • Faith Without Teeth == Ian Watson
  • Thing and Sick == Adam Roberts
  • The Sullen Engines == George Zebrowski
  • Dark Harvest == Cat Sparks
  • Fift and Shria == Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • The Howl == Ian R. MacLeod and Martin Sketchley
  • The Science of Chance == Nina Allan
  • Endless == Rachel Swirsky
Anthology, 443 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2014 - ISBN: 178108209X / 9781781082096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027298 $7.99
Whedon, Joss (creator) / Whedon, Zack (writer) / Jeanty, Georges (artist) / Moon, Fabio (artist)  
Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64 Volume 4: Leaves on the Wind
Full color; set after the events of the film Serenity. The crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone's most wanted, but when River uncovers more secrets, they embark on a dangerous mission against the Alliance.  
Graphic Novel, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2014 - ISBN: 1616554894 / 9781616554897  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New028896 $19.99

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