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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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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, 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  
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
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.

Awards:
♦  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
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.

Awards:
♦  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
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.
    Contents
  • 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
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
Wiebe, Sam  
Vancouver Noir #1: Last of the Independents
Vancouver PI Mike Drayton searches for a junk merchant's missing son, investigates a case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, and tries to keep a psychic from bilking a missing girl's mother.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for Canada's 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 331 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Dundurn - 2014 - ISBN: 1459709489 / 9781459709485  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028747 $17.99
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack: Quick Fixes
Reprints nine short works featuring urban mercenary Repairman Jack, each with an introduction by the author.
    Contents
  • Foreword
  • A Day in the Life
  • The Last Rakosh
  • Home Repairs
  • The Long Way Home
  • The Wringer
  • Interlude at Duane's
  • Do-Gooder
  • Recalled
  • Piney Power
  • The Secret History of the World
  • Bibliography
 
Collection, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
2011 - ISBN: 1461190746 / 9781461190745  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027842 $16.99
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack: The Early Years #2: Dark City
1992: With his favorite bar about to be sold out from under his friend Julio, Jack sets out to see that the biters get bit.  
Novel, 422 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765368048 / 9780765368041  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028115 $8.99
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #01: Maisie Dobbs
1929: Having started as a housemaid, studied her way to Cambridge, and served as a nurse in the Great War, now Maisie Dobbs is setting up on her own as a private investigator. Her first assignment, an infidelity case, reveals a web of secrets that forces Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616954078 / 9781616954079  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027897 $15.95
Wood, Tom (aka Hinshelwood, Tom)  
Victor #4: No Tomorrow (UK title: Better Off Dead)
Called on to search for a Russian gangster's missing daughter, Victor finds himself hunted through the streets of London by a band of ruthless killers.  
Novel, 487 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 0451469658 / 9780451469656  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028228 $9.99
Yu, Ovidia  
Aunty Lee #2: Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials
Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung. Rumor has it that their fortune is in trouble. At their home, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is the guesthouse in the garden locked up? Where is the missing guest of honor? When Mabel and her son are found dead, the Singapore authorities blame the food. Aunty Lee is certain the deaths are murder. To save her business and her reputation, she must unmask a killer.  
Novel, 360 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062338323 / 9780062338327  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028624 $14.99


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