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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Creasey, John  
Richard Rollison #01: Introducing the Toff
Returning home from a cricket match at his father's country home, the Honourable Richard Rollison - aka The Toff - comes across an accident, which proves to be a mystery as he delves deeper into the matter with his usual perseverance and thoroughness.  
Novel, 177 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938)  
House of Stratus - 2009 - ISBN: 0755117719 / 9780755117710  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030082 $14.95
Creasey, John  
Roger West #01: Inspector West Takes Charge
Extortion is the name of the game - and murder anyone who might get in the way. Inspector West has to unravel it all at gun point.  
Novel, 186 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1942)  
House of Stratus - 2013 - ISBN: 0755117727 / 9780755117727  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030081 $14.95
Curtis, Waverly  
Barking Detective #4: The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice
Wealthy widow Lucille Carpenter left her entire fortune to her beloved dogs. When someone tries to poison them, aspiring PI Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua Pepe investigate.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 1617730629 / 9781617730627  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028309 $7.99
Davies, Lesley  
The Celtic Coloring Book
Suitable for adults as well as children, this book contains over 100 Celtic designs to color in.  
Activity Book, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Search - 2015 - ISBN: 1782212159 / 9781782212157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029351 $9.95
Davis, Krista  
Paws & Claws #2: The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer
When Holly's dog Trixie and kitten Twinkletoes find a young woman drowned in the Wagtail Springs Hotel's bathhouse - site of the town's most infamous haunting - the crime scene is eerily similar to the creepy legend. Holly must catch a flesh-and-blood killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425262561 / 9780425262566  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028342 $7.99
de Lint, Charles  
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Ages 8 and up. Novel-length version of the 2003 picture book A Circle of Cats. When Lillian is bitten by a snake, the magical cats of the forest surrounding her farmstead save her by turning her into a kitten. To turn herself back into a girl, Lillian must undertake a perilous adventure through untamed lands of fabled creatures - from Old Mother Possum to the fearsome Bear People.  
Novel, 287 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Little, Brown - 2014 - ISBN: 0316053597 / 9780316053594  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026293 $10.99
Delany, Samuel R.  
The American Shore
A scholarly exploration of and commentary upon Thomas M. Disch's sf tale 'Angouleme'.  
Nonfiction, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (author has made corrections to the text of the 1978 edition)  
Wesleyan - 2014 - ISBN: 0819567183 / 9780819567185  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028818 $27.95
Dietz, William C.  
Mutant Files #1: Deadeye
When the daughter of the bishop of the Church of Human Purity is kidnapped by mutants and taken into the red zone to be used for breeding, detective Cassandra Lee is assigned to rescue her. Lee must trust her new partner, mutant lawman Deputy Ras Omo, to guide her not only through the unfamiliar territory but through the prejudicial divisions between mutants and norms.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425273334 / 9780425273333  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029780 $7.99
Douglas, Carole Nelson  
Midnight Louie #26: Cat in a Yellow Spotlight
When the Las Vegas reunion show of a groundbreaking band revives a deadly duel between its two divas, PR powerhouse Temple Barr and her feline roommate Midnight Louie, assisted by the Vegas Cat Pack, must sniff out clues to save the Crystal Phoenix hotel's reputation as murder stalks the rehearsing band members.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Wishlist - 2014 - ISBN: 0974474266 / 9780974474267  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030090 $18.99
Drake, David  
RCN #10: The Sea Without a Shore
The son of Cinnabar's chief spymaster is determined to search for an ancient treasure in the middle of a civil war on a mining planet; Captain Daniel Leary and cyberspy Adele Mundy will have their hands full keeping the boy safe as they try to end the war.  
Novel, 485 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476780412 / 9781476780412  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030019 $7.99
Dunne, Lexie  
Hostage Girl #1: Superheroes Anonymous
When a villain attacks Gail Godwin and she's rescued by superhero Blaze, it's a great story. Until it happens again. And again. Now the media has dubbed her Hostage Girl. Then she wakes up strapped to a metal table by a mad scientist. After escaping, now more than human herself, she'll have to come to terms with her powers. But there's a new villain on the rise, and she has her sights set on the one and only Hostage Girl.  
Novel, 323 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2014 - ISBN: 0062369121 / 9780062369123  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029914 $6.99
Duriez, Colin  
The Oxford Inklings
The lives, writings, ideas, and influence of the Oxford literary group that included J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and others.  
Nonfiction, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Lion UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0745956343 / 9780745956343  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030027 $16.95
Egan, Greg  
Axiomatic
Reprints eighteen sf short stories.
    Contents
  • The Infinite Assassin
  • The Hundred Light-Year Diary
  • Eugene
  • The Caress
  • Blood Sisters
  • Axiomatic
  • The Safe-Deposit Box
  • Seeing
  • A Kidnapping
  • Learning to Be Me
  • The Moat
  • The Walk
  • The Cutie
  • Into Darkness
  • Appropriate Love
  • The Moral Virologist
  • Closer
  • Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies
 
Collection, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Night Shade - 2014 - ISBN: 1597805408 / 9781597805407  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029074 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Diaspora
Humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most choose immortality as conscious software in the polises, but some opt for renewable robotic bodies. And there are holdouts, fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth. Then a disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes. Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in search of the knowledge that will guarantee their safety.  
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805424 / 9781597805421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029641 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Distress
Sent to cover a scientific conference, wired journalist Andrew Worth finds himself dragged into a maelstrom of plotting, assassination attempts, and rebellion. The world's only hope for survival lies in physicist Violet Mosala's development of a final Theory of Everything, but whether it will lead to the total destruction of life as we know it or the complete remaking of the universe may be a risk too dangerous to take.  
Novel, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805416 / 9781597805414  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029640 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Schild's Ladder
In the last few centuries, the novo-vacuum has consumed at least two thousand inhabited systems. Those studying the phenomenon are split into two groups: Preservationists hypothesizing on how to destroy it, and Yielders who believe it holds a purpose in reinvigorating civilization. Childhood friends Tchicaya, a Yielder, and Mariama, a Preservationist, will put their beliefs and their history to the test when violence breaks out between the two groups.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805440 / 9781597805445  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029643 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Teranesia
When his biologist sister sets out to study the peculiar biological evolution on the island of Teranesia, Prabir follows her, and discovers the island is more enchanting, and more dangerous, than he could have ever imagined.  
Novel, 267 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805432 / 9781597805438  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029642 $15.99
Elliott, Kate  
The Very Best of Kate Elliott
A retrospective collection of her short fantasy, featuring strong heroines, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories.
    Contents
  • The Landscapes That Surround Us (introduction)
  • Riding the Shore of the River of Death
  • Leaf and Branch and Grass and Vine
  • The Queen's Garden
  • On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New
  • The Gates of Joriun
  • The Memory of Peace
  • With God to Guard Her
  • My Voice Is in My Sword
  • Sunseeker
  • A Simple Act of Kindness
  • To Be a Man
  • Making the World Live Again
    Four Essays
  • Introduction
  • The Omniscient Breasts: The Male Gaze Through Female Eyes
  • The Narrative of Women in Fear and Pain
  • And Pharaoh's Heart Hardened
  • The Status Quo Does Not Need World-Building
 
Collection, 367 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2015 - ISBN: 1616961791 / 9781616961794  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029653 $15.95
Feehan, Christine  
GhostWalkers #11: Viper Game
With three little girls to protect, Pepper needs a man like GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them deeper into the bayou than either imagined - where desire is the deadliest poison of all.  
Novel, 410 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2015 - ISBN: 0515155543 / 9780515155549  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029775 $7.99
Ferris, Monica (aka Pulver, Mary Monica)  
Needlecraft #17: The Drowning Spool
Betsy jumps at the opportunity to teach a class at the local senior complex; her sleuthing skills are called for when a woman's body is found floating in the therapy pool.  
Novel, 299 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425270092 / 9780425270097  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029800 $7.99
Fluke, Joanne  
Hannah Swensen #19: Blackberry Pie Murder
After Hannah hits a man with her cookie truck, the autopsy reveals he dead before she hit him, his shirt covered with blackberry pie stains. Now Hannah's on the trail of a baker with a penchant for murder. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 376 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 0758280386 / 9780758280381  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029593 $7.99
Foster, Eugie  
Returning My Sister's Face And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice
Twelve tales of adventure and magic from the Orient.
    Contents
  • Eugie Foster in Many Dimensions (introduction) == Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Daughter of Botu
  • The Tiger Fortune Princess
  • A Thread of Silk
  • The Snow Woman's Daughter
  • The Tanuki-Kettle
  • Honor Is a Game Mortals Play
  • The Raven's Brocade
  • Shim Chung the Lotus Queen
  • The Tears of My Mother, the Shell of My Father
  • Year of the Fox
  • The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon
  • Returning My Sister's Face
 
Collection, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Norilana - 2009 - ISBN: 1607620111 / 9781607620112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029315 $15.95
Friedman, C.S.  
Dreamwalker #1: Dreamwalker
All her life, Jessica has dreamed of other worlds. Her brother Tommy has incorporated some of her dreams into his games. Now someone is asking about her dreams. When Tommy is kidnapped, Jessica and her friends must leave their world behind and confront the source of Earth's darkest legends - as well as the terrifying truth of their secret heritage.  
Novel, 343 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756409640 / 9780756409647  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029759 $7.99
Gaiman, Neil (writer) / McKean, Dave (artist)  
Crazy Hair
Ages 4 and up. Full color. Birds, animals, hunters, dancers, explorers, balloonists, water slides, carnivals, and more - all can be found in the narrator's crazy hair.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Delightfully whimsical.  
Picture Book, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0060579102 / 9780060579104  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029937 $6.99
Gates, Eva (aka Delany, Vicki)  
Lighthouse Library #1: By Book or by Crook
After her boyfriend dumps her, Lucy visits her Aunt Ellen and cousin Josie on the Outer Banks, and lands a job at the lighthouse library. When a priceless first edition is stolen and the head of the library board is murdered, Lucy is ensnared in a real-life mystery.  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451470931 / 9780451470935  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029805 $7.99


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