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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Scott, Melissa / Griswold, Amy  
Mathey & Lynes #2: A Death at the Dionysus Club
Victorian London: Recruited to assist the new Metaphysical Crimes Squad with the case of a heartless corpse, metaphysician Ned Mathey discovers that the magic used to take the man's heart and life does not conform to the laws of modern metaphysics. Meanwhile, a minor poet hires private detective Julian Lynes to track down and stop a blackmailer who is threatening to reveal him as the pseudonymous author of popular romances.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2014 - ISBN: 1590215303 / 9781590215302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029347 $18.00
Seaman, Augusta Huiell  
The Boarded-Up House
Ages 11 and up. Best friends Joyce and Cynthia have always been fascinated by the crumbling mansion with a pair of round windows resembling eyes. When Goliath the cat disappears inside the boarded-up house, the girls follow, uncovering the key to a very old secret.  
Novel, 217 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1915)  
Dover - 2014 - ISBN: 0486781887 / 9780486781884  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028686 $9.99
Shearin, Lisa  
SPI Files #2: The Dragon Conspiracy
Harpies have stolen the Dragon Eggs, seven cursed diamonds, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it's up to Makenna Fraser and Ian Byrne of Supernatural Protection and Investigations to retrieve them before they can be used.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425266923 / 9780425266922  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029781 $7.99
Shusterman, Neal / Elfman, Eric  
Accelerati #1: Tesla's Attic
Ages 8 and up. After fourteen-year-old Nick's family inherits a ramshackle Victorian house, they sell the odd stuff in the attic at a garage sale. But those were actually Nikola Tesla's last inventions, placed in the attic as part of a larger plan. Now Nick and his friends must to retrieve the items - and keep them out of the hands of a dangerous group of rogue physicists.  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Disney Hyperion - 2015 - ISBN: 1423155130 / 9781423155133  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028591 $7.99
Siddell, Thomas  
Gunnerkrigg Court #1: Orientation
Ages 11 and up. Full color. Gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court is a very British boarding school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature. Join Antimony Carver for her first year of school there: the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend Kat unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up.  
Graphic Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Archaia - 2015 - ISBN: 160886703X / 9781608867035  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030021 $16.99
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #05: A Man's Head (alternate titles: A Battle of Nerves / Maigret's War of Nerves
On the streets of Paris, Inspector Maigret tracks a killer on the run.  
Novel, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0141393513 / 9780141393513  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029726 $10.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #08: A Crime in Holland (alternate title: Maigret in Holland)
When a French professor visiting a Dutch coastal town is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The locals seem happy to blame the outsider, but there are people closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on.  
Novel, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141393491 / 9780141393490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028172 $10.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #09: The Grand Banks Cafe (alternate title: The Sailor's Rendezvous)
Maigret investigates when a captain's body is found floating near his fishing trawler.  
Novel, 154 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (new translation of a novel originally published in 1931)  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0141393505 / 9780141393506  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028173 $10.00
Simmons, Dan  
The Abominable
1926: Three climbers accept funding from a mother whose son fell to his death on Mount Everest two years earlier. She doesn't believe he's dead, and wants them to bring him back alive. As they set off, they encounter others seeking the boy's body. What valuable item could he have been carrying? What is the truth behind the many disappearances on the mountain?  
Novel, 663 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Back Bay - 2014 - ISBN: 0316198846 / 9780316198844  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028547 $18.00
Slaughter, Karin  
Cop Town
Atlanta, 1974: A beloved cop has been gunned down, the police are out for blood, and the city is on the edge of war. When Maggie Lawson and her new partner, rookie Kate Murphy, are pushed out of the citywide search for the cop killer, they pursue their own line of inquiry.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 431 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Dell - 2015 - ISBN: 0345547500 / 9780345547507  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029996 $9.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #09: Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
Angus might be sleepwalking his way to trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog Cyril drink a bit too much lager at the bar. As his seventh birthday party approaches, Bertie dreams of his eighteenth, free of the influence of his domineering mother. Matthew and Elspeth struggle to care for their triplets, contending with Danish au pairs and dubious dukes to boot.  
Novel, 295 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2015 - ISBN: 0804170002 / 9780804170000  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029986 $15.00
Smith, Daniel  
The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide
Full color. Plot summaries of every single Sherlock Holmes story, biographies of Holmes, Moriarty, Watson, and Conan Doyle, plus a look at big and small screen versions of the great detective. Includes interviews with writers, producers, actors, and more.  
Nonfiction, 224 pages, Hardcover, 1st Thus (updated from the 2009 edition)  
Aurum UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1781314047 / 9781781314043  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New029368 $27.99
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #3: Gilt by Association
Client Louise Downing's romantically decorated house practically staged itself. When Louise is murdered, as Caprice looks for suspects, she discovers the woman had plenty of secrets. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 0758284888 / 9780758284884  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029595 $7.99
Smith, Lachlan  
Leo Maxwell #2: Lion Plays Rough
With his brother Teddy disabled and dependent on him, Leo is on the lookout for a big case that will make his reputation as a lawyer. But the one he chooses lands him in a world of trouble - he finds himself framed for murder and sent to prison with a price on his head.  
Novel, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2015 - ISBN: 080212299X / 9780802122995  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029665 $14.00
Spoor, Ryk E.  
Arena #2: Spheres of Influence
Captain Ariane Austin must discover what it means to be Leader of Humanity - the ridiculous title bestowed on her by the Arena - before her enemies depose her, kill her, or worse.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 567 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476737096 / 9781476737096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028374 $7.99
Stackpole, Michael A.  
Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 395 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Paizo - 2014 - ISBN: 1601256574 / 9781601256577  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029354 $9.99
Starr, Mel  
Hugh de Singleton #7: The Abbot's Agreement
1368: En route to Oxford, Master Hugh de Singleton discovers a young Benedictine novice, stabbed in the back not half a mile from the nearby abbey. And although the boy has been missing for four days, the corpse is fresh.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Lion - 2014 - ISBN: 1782641092 / 9781782641094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028685 $14.99
Steele, Allen  
V-S Day
1941: Wernher von Braun is ordered by Hitler to develop a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the US. For FDR, there is only one possible response: build a US spacecraft to destroy it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, will head the classified project.  
Novel, 301 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425259757 / 9780425259757  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029754 $7.99
Stevens, Francis (aka Bennett, Gertrude Barrows)  
The Heads of Cerberus
A trio of time-travelers land in 2118 Philadelphia, a brutal totalitarian state where the city hall is a temple, a statue of William Penn is worshipped as an idol, and the citizens are crushed under religious tyranny.  
Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1919)  
Dover - 2014 - ISBN: 0486790266 / 9780486790268  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028675 $10.95
Teppo, Mark  
Rudolph! He Is the Reason for the Season
The behind-the-scenes workings at the North Pole are narrated by Bernard Rosewood, one of the elves of the North Pole Consortium. The story begins with Santa's realization that a young girl's request to get her dad back for Christmas isn't going to happen. Dad, you see, died in a car accident on a snowy road shortly after Thanksgiving. The NPC can do a lot, but they can't do miracles. Enter Rudolph, who has been hairless, cranky, and perpetually irradiated since the unfortunate malfunction of the Nuclear Clock in 1964.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
ROTA - 2014 - ISBN: 1630230057 / 9781630230050  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029080 $15.00
Tettensor, E.L. (aka Lindsey, Erin)  
Nicolas Lenoir #2: Master of Plagues
With a horrific disease ravaging the city and a mass murderer on the loose, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir and Sergeant Bran Kody are running out of time to catch a killer and find a cure. The nomadic Adali, famed for their arcane healing skills, claim to have a cure. But dark magic comes at a price, one even the dying may be unwilling to pay.  
Novel, 358 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451419995 / 9780451419996  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029784 $7.99
Thoft, Ingrid  
Fina Ludlow #2: Identity
A client wants to learn the identity of her daughter's sperm donor, so Fina uncovers the man's identity. When the information going public, the man turns up dead. Fina can't walk away from a murder she may have set in motion.  
Novel, 548 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 0425274055 / 9780425274057  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029792 $9.99
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #15: Proof of Guilt
1920: The investigation into a man's death uncovers a link to an incident in the family's past, pitting Inspector Rutledge against the new Acting Chief Superintendent, who is determined to place the blame on one of the dead man's women.  
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2013 - ISBN: 0062015699 / 9780062015693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029302 $14.99
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #16: Hunting Shadows
1920: A society wedding becomes a crime scene when a man is murdered; when a second body is found, the local constabulary calls in Scotland Yard. As Inspector Rutledge investigates, a clear suspect emerges, but the facts don't add up. The details of the case remind him of a dark episode he witnessed in the Great War. While the memory could lead him to the truth, it also raises a question. To stop a murderer, will the ethical detective choose to follow the letter, or the spirit, of the law?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062237101 / 9780062237101  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029903 $14.99
Tursten, Helene  
Irene Huss #6: The Fire Dance
The murder of a young ballerina, apparently an arson victim, sets off alarm bells for Detective Inspector Irene Huss, who remembers matching details from an unsolved case fifteen years earlier.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616950129 / 9781616950125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029011 $15.95


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