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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Law, Janice  
Francis Bacon #3: Moon Over Tangier
When his lover David heads to Morocco, painter Francis Bacon can't help but follow. After Francis identifies a friend's Picasso as a fake, the police call him in to investigate the forger's demise.  
Novel, 211 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2014 - ISBN: 1497641497 / 9781497641495  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028745 $14.99
Lawton, John  
Joe Wilderness #1: Then We Take Berlin
1946: A cat burglar, card sharp, and Cockney wide boy, Joe finds himself drafted, and ends up in occupied Berlin, interrogating ex-Nazis and burgling for MI6. He also teams up with Frank, a US Army captain, to raise the black market scam to a new level. 1963: Joe is scraping by as a gumshoe. Frank is a Madison Avenue bigshot, planning one last Berlin scam. He needs Joe's help, only this time they're smuggling people instead of coffee.  
Novel, 418 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122760 / 9780802122766  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029093 $15.00
Lock, Joan  
Ernest Best #3: Dead Letters
1880: Inspector Best investigates when an anonymous note threatens a horrific explosion at the Metropolitan Police Annual Fete. When a second note arrives with confusing literary allusions, he seeks help from his friend Helen Franks.  
Novel, 221 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0750956577 / 9780750956574  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029145 $14.95
Lyndon, Robert  
Vallon #2: Imperial Fire
The mercenary Vallon is sent by the defeated Byzantine emperor on a secret and near-impossible quest to the distant land of Song Dynasty China, seeking the destructive might of a new weapon: gunpowder. He is accompanied by a squadron of highly trained soldiers, the learned physician Hero, hermit-like tracker Wayland, and young, ego-driven upstart Lucas. All have their own reasons for going, all have secrets. The quest takes them across treacherous seas and arid deserts, into the uncharted land of mountains and plains beyond the Silk Road.  
Novel, 512 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Redhook - 2014 - ISBN: 0316219525 / 9780316219525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028541 $17.00
Maitland, Barry  
Brock & Kolla #12: The Raven's Eye
Vicky Hawks apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning due to a flaw in her narrowboat's heating system, but something about the death bothers DI Kathy Kolla. She and DCI David Brock find themselves trying to find out who the dead woman really was, what she was up to, and how her death might be related to an earlier accidental death.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250054672 / 9781250054678  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028056 $15.99
Manchette, Jean-Patrick  
The Mad and the Bad
After gaining control of his nephew Peter's fortune, Michel hires Julie, fresh from an insane asylum, to look after the boy. And then hires a gunman to kill them both. When Julie and Peter escape, hunter and hunted make their way to the remote mountain estate where Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. And the craziness is just getting started.  
Novel, 163 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
New York Review - 2014 - ISBN: 1590177207 / 9781590177204  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027504 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #13: Died in the Wool
As World War II rages, Inspector Alleyn continues as the Special Branch's eyes and ears in New Zealand. When Flossie Rubrick, an influential Member of Parliament and wife of a sheep farmer, is murdered, Alleyn investigates. Had she made political enemies? Had a mysterious legacy prompted her death? Or could the shadowy world of international espionage have intruded on this quiet farm?  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1945)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 193738456X / 9781937384562  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027580 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #14: Final Curtain
Celebrated Shakespearean actor (and pompous bore) Sir Henry Ancred has arranged to have Agatha Troy paint his portrait. When he is killed at his own birthday party, she has an entire family of suspects to contend with until her husband, Inspector Roderick Alleyn, arrives to take over the case.  
Novel, 295 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1947)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384578 / 9781937384579  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027581 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #15: Swing, Brother, Swing (alternate title: Wreath for Rivera)
His wife is not amused when eccentric Lord Pastern and Baggot begins drumming in a jazz band, especially when their daughter falls for band member Carlos Rivera. Rivera is unpopular, so there are quite a few suspects when he is shot during a performance. Happily, Inspector Alleyn is in the audience.  
Novel, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1949)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384586 / 9781937384586  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027582 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #16: Night at the Vulcan (alternate title: Opening Night)
Martyn Tane moved from New Zealand to London to pursue an acting career, but her job as dresser to the leading lady at the shabby Vulcan Theatre gives Martyn a ringside seat for the backstage circus: the aging alcoholic actor, the waspish playwright, the surprisingly gracious grande dame. A murder brings Inspector Alleyn into the scene.  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1951)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384594 / 9781937384593  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027583 $14.95
Mayhew, Jenny  
A Wolf in Hindelheim
1926: The disappearance of a baby calls Constable Theodore Hildenbrandt and his son Klaus to a remote German village. Tensions rise as everyone falls under suspicion, rumors begin, and secrets emerge.  
Novel, 342 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Windmill UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0099558971 / 9780099558972  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029142 $16.95
McCrumb, Sharyn  
Ballad: Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
Nora Bonesteel is glad to see folks buy the old Honeycutt house, even if they are summer people. But when they decide to spend Christmas there, they find more than old memories in the wall. On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne are called to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. Can they do their duty while doing the right thing for a neighbor?  
Novella, 157 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Abingdon - 2014 - ISBN: 1426754213 / 9781426754210  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028749 $18.99
McKinlay, Jenn  
Library Lover's #5: On Borrowed Time
When her playboy brother Jack, a consultant for a coffee company, disappears, Lindsey's quest for her brother embroils her in a strange case. It'll take help from her library book club and both her suitors to keep Jack from ending up in hot water. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 271 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425260739 / 9780425260739  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028269 $7.99
Muller, Marcia / Pronzini, Bill  
Carpenter & Quincannon #2: The Spook Lights Affair
San Francisco, 1895: Debutantes don't commit suicide at parties, particularly under the eye of Sabina Carpenter, but one evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the detectives.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765331780 / 9780765331786  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028040 $14.99
Nabb, Magdalen  
Guarnaccia #10: The Monster of Florence
When Marshal Guarnaccia is assigned to work with the police, tracking down a serial killer who targets unmarried couples, he feels out of his league. And he must report to Simonetti, who drove an innocent man to suicide several years ago in a blind quest for a conviction.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (UK edition published in 1996)  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616954507 / 9781616954505  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029010 $14.95
Nablo, James Benson  
The Long November
A tale of rum running, Chicago beer trucks, Bay Street sharpshooters, the mines of northern Ontario, fighting Nazis, and many women, as Joe Mack struggles to make something of his life and win over a wealthy blonde beauty.  
Novel, 191 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1946)  
Vehicule - 2014 - ISBN: 1550653776 / 9781550653779  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029154 $13.95
Nesbø, Jo  
Harry Hole #06: The Redeemer
Harry Hole, the Oslo police department's best investigator and worst civil servant, pursues a desperate, faceless contract killer on a chase that leads to the darkest corners of the former Yugoslavia.  
Novel, 500 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0307742989 / 9780307742988  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025637 $14.95
Olsen, Gregg  
Waterman & Stark #1: The Girl in the Woods
Forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman and Sheriff Kendall Stark are on the trail of a psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end.  
Novel, 396 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pinnacle - 2014 - ISBN: 0786029943 / 9780786029945  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028307 $9.99
Oppenheim, E. Phillips  
The Great Impersonation
1913: English aristocrat Everard Dominey stumbles out of the East African bush only to come face-to-face with his double, the German Baron von Ragastein. When Dominey returns to London, suspicions rise: is this Dominey, or a German agent infiltrating high society on the eve of war?  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1920)  
British Library - 2014 - ISBN: 0712357211 / 9780712357210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028681 $15.00
Pajer, Bernadette  
Professor Bradshaw #4: The Edison Effect
1903: When an electrician is found dead in a store window, clutching a festoon of Thomas Edison's holiday lights, Professor Benjamin Bradshaw suspects a dangerous game has been set in motion.  
Novel, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464202524 / 9781464202520  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028746 $14.95
Paretsky, Sara  
V.I. Warshawski #16: Critical Mass
A favor for a friend leads V.I. to a nest of lies, secrets, and silence dating back to the competition between America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the first atomic bomb. And the people who guard the secrets today will not let go of them without a fight.  
Novel, 544 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 045146818X / 9780451468185  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028227 $9.99
Parker, T. Jefferson  
Full Measure
When his family's avocado ranch is destroyed by a wildfire, Patrick Norris puts his plans on hold to save the family home. After his troubled brother Ted's quest to prove himself goes terribly wrong, Ted tries to disappear. Desperate to find him and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick faces an agonizing choice.  
Novel, 276 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2014 - ISBN: 1250052009 / 9781250052001  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028004 $25.99
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #10: The Long Way Home
Publisher's signed edition with signature on front free endpaper; 'Signed Edition' sticker on front of jacket. Gamache is happily retired in the village of Three Pines, but when Clara Morrow's husband Peter fails to return on schedule, Gamache agrees to help search for the missing artist. Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Myrna Landers join them on a hunt that takes them deeper and deeper into Quebec.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 373 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250022061 / 9781250022066  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028008 $27.99
Perry, Carol J.  
Witch City #1: Caught Dead Handed
Hoping for a reporter's job in Salem, Massachusetts, Lee winds up replacing the murdered psychic who hosted the station's late-night horror movies. Now Lee is starting to wonder if she actually has psychic abilities, and the dead woman's cat O'Ryan is exhibiting some strange powers of his own. As Halloween approaches, Lee must unmask a killer.  
Novel, 393 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 1617733695 / 9781617733697  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028292 $7.99
Perry, Leigh (aka Kelner, Toni L.P.)  
Family Skeleton #2: The Skeleton Takes a Bow
While his skull is being used to play Yorick in a high school production of Hamlet, Sid the Skeleton witnesses a murder. Now Georgia and her bony buddy are sticking their necks out to catch a killer.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425255832 / 9780425255834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028235 $7.99


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