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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 107
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Suchet, David  
Poirot and Me
The actor shares his memories of creating the TV series, and reflects on what the detective has meant to him over the years.  
Nonfiction, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Headline UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0755364228 / 9780755364220  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029122 $13.99
Swanson, Denise  
Scumble River #17: Murder of a Needled Knitter
Newlyweds Skye and Wally are all set to enjoy their honeymoon cruise. Only two things stand in their way - murder, and Skye's mom, who has booked the same cruise with her knitting group.  
Novel, 245 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451416511 / 9780451416513  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028239 $7.99
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
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, James (editor)  
Helsinki Noir
Fourteen original stories by top Finnish crime writers.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Deep Cuts
  • Jenkem == Pekka Hiltunen
  • Kiss of Santa == Leena Lehtolainen
  • The Hand of Ai == James Thompson
  • St. Peter's Street == Riikka Ala-Harja
  • Hard Rain == Tapani Bagge
    Part II: Broken Blades
  • The Silent Woman == Joe L. Murr
  • Little Black == Teemu Kaskinen
  • Silent Night == Jarkko Sipila
  • Snowy Sarcophagus == Jukka Petaja
  • Dead Cinch == Tuomas Lius
    Part III: Winds of Violence
  • Good Intentions == Jesse Itkonen
  • The Broker == Karo Hamalainen
  • The Script == Antti Tuomainen
  • Stolen Lives == Johanna Holmstrom
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic - 2014 - ISBN: 161775241X / 9781617752414  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028828 $15.95
Thompson, Jim  
After Dark, My Sweet
Kid Collins is on the run after escaping from a mental institution when he meets Fay, a young widow. She is smart and decent - at least when she's sober. Soon Collins finds himself involved in a scheme gone drastically wrong, because the child they've kidnapped is diabetic - without insulin, he'll die. Not the safest situation for Collins, a man for whom stress and violence have long gone hand-in-hand.  
Novel, 195 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1955)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403849 / 9780316403849  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028461 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Alcoholics
Dr. Murphy runs a recovery center for California's worst alcholics. To keep it open, he'll do anything.  
Novel, 170 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403954 / 9780316403955  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027950 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Bad Boy
This autobiography-as-novel details the author's formative years. During a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like the back of his hand, young Jim Thompson learned a lot about sin.  
Novel, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 031640375X / 9780316403757  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028462 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Criminal
Everyone knows that Bob Talbert wasn't the one responsible for the brutal crime that ended Josie Eddleman's life. But for an amoral tabloid reporter, a district attorney who'll do anything for a confession, and Bob's parents - who care as little for Bob as they do for each other - guilt and innocence are little more than a matter of perspective.  
Novel, 158 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403962 / 9780316403962  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028463 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Cropper's Cabin
Tommy Carver's relationship with Donna, the daughter of a man he hates, has led to more outbursts than anything else in Tommy's firecracker existence. With her unearthly beauty and a passion that rivals Tommy's own, he couldn't help but fall for her. But as everybody knows, the stories of star-crossed lovers never have happy endings.  
Novel, 204 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1952)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403768 / 9780316403764  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028464 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Getaway
Doc McCoy is the most skilled criminal alive. But when, for the first time in his long criminal career, his shot doesn't hit the mark, Doc begins to realize that the perfect bank robbery isn't complete without the perfect getaway to back it up.  
Novel, 205 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1958)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403970 / 9780316403979  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028465 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Golden Gizmo
Toddy Kent didn't exactly mean to steal a priceless watch. Who ever knew one lousy watch could bring so much trouble? And how many times can Kent avoid getting killed before his luck runs out for good?  
Novel, 209 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403989 / 9780316403986  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028466 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Grifters
Everyone thinks Roy Dillon is an honest, hardworking salesman. But hidden in his hotel room is the money Roy makes from his grifting. When the simplest con goes wrong, he finds himself critically injured, and at the mercy of the most dangerous woman he ever met: his own mother.  
Novel, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1963)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404055 / 9780316404051  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028467 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Heed the Thunder
In Verdon, Nebraska, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather, it's perfectly all right that he's desperately in love with his first cousin Bella. Before it all plays out, men will be murdered, jailed, tarred and feathered, or worse. And while everyone in the Fargo clan would kill for the family deeds, God might just end up with them instead.  
Novel, 332 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1946)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403776 / 9780316403771  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028468 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
A Hell of a Woman
Dolly Dillon has a job he hates and a wife he can't stand. Mona's being forced to do things she doesn't like, with men she doesn't know, and wants out. Soon Dolly and Mona find themselves involved in a scheme of robbery, murder, and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run cold. And as Dolly's plans begin to unravel, his mind soon follows.  
Novel, 196 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403733 / 9780316403733  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028459 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Kill-Off
All of Luane Devore's neighbors want her dead. Some, like her young husband Ralph and his girlfriend, want the money she keeps hidden under the mattress she spends her days resting on. Others want to stop her malicious gossip. But who will finally take matters into their own hands, and when?  
Novel, 235 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1957)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404004 / 9780316404006  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028469 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
The Killer Inside Me
Everyone in the small Texas town loves deputy sheriff Lou Ford, the nicest guy around. But behind his bland surface lurks a monster the likes of which few have seen, with an urge that has already claimed multiple lives. It cost Lou his brother Mike, a construction worker who fell to his death in what was anything but an accident. A murder that Lou is determined to avenge. And if innocent people have to die in the process, well, that's perfectly all right with Lou.  
Novel, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1952)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404063 / 9780316404068  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028470 $15.00
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  
Nothing More Than Murder
Joe can't stand his wife, but he loves her movie theater. Then Joe falls for housemaid Carol, and the two can't keep it a secret. His wife won't leave Joe the theater unless he provides for her, but he's put all his money into the show house. Carol and Joe's only hope is the life insurance they've taken out on each other - if one of them were presumed dead, they'd have more than enough money to solve all their problems.  
Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1949)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403938 / 9780316403931  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028471 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Now and on Earth
James Dillon is working a menial job, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie. He drinks too hard, just like nearly everyone in his family. With so many crammed into one home, sometimes there's so much fighting he can barely stand it. But if James can survive the chaos of everyday life long enough, maybe, just maybe, there's a chance it'll all get better.  
Novel, 271 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1942)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403946 / 9780316403948  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028472 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Pop. 1280
Nick Corey is a terrible sheriff on purpose. He knows that nobody in Potts County actually wants to follow the law. But two local pimps have been sassing him, ruining his already tattered reputation. His girlfriend Rose is being terrorized by her husband. And Nick's wife and her brother Lenny: are they a little too close for brother and sister? With an election coming up, Nick needs to fix his problems fast.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1964)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403784 / 9780316403788  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028473 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Recoil
Patrick Cosgrove has spent fifteen years in the reformatory, under the care of a warden whose penchant for violence is legendary - surely nothing could be worse. But when a psychologist he's never met places Cosgrove in the care of Doc Luther, Cosgrove's not so sure he hasn't traded the frying pan for the fire after all.  
Novel, 185 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316403806 / 9780316403801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028474 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Rip-Off
Britt never knew he could love a woman as deeply as he does Manuela and be so terrified of her at the same time. The longer he stays with her, the closer to death he seems to come. A vicious dog is let loose in his hotel room. He's threatened at gunpoint. And when he finally ends up in the hospital, someone pushes his wheelchair down the stairs. Is it a rival for Manuela's affection? Is it Manuela herself? Whatever it is, Britt better find out fast.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1985)  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404020 / 9780316404020  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028475 $15.00
Thompson, Jim  
Roughneck
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


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