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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #12: The Shadow Puppet (alternate titles: The Shadow in the Courtyard / Maigret Mystified)
Maigret finds a man shot dead in front of a ransacked safe; suspects include a vengeful ex-wife and a son deep in debt.  
Novel, 148 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1932)  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0141394188 / 9780141394183  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029729 $11.00
Steinmetz, Ferrett  
Mancer #1: Flex
Distilled magic in crystal form, Flex is the most dangerous drug in the world. Snort it, and you can create incredible coincidences to live the life of your dreams. But the universe hates magic, and tries to rebalance the odds; maybe you survive the accidents Flex inflicts, maybe you don't. When his magic can't save his burned daughter, Paul Tsabo must enter the dangerous world of Flex dealers to heal her.  
Novel, 423 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2015 - ISBN: 0857664603 / 9780857664600  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028950 $7.99
Stephenson, Neal  
Seveneves
Publisher's signed edition with custom signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. In a race against a catastrophic event, nations band together, devising a plan to ensure the survival of humanity in outer space. But the complexities of human nature, coupled with unforeseen challenges, threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain. Five thousand years later, their progeny - seven distinct races now three billion strong - embark on yet another audacious journey, to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel
 
Novel, 861 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062190377 / 9780062190376  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030860 $35.00
Stevenson, Noelle  
Nimona
Ages 13 and up. Full color. Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. Together they plan to prove that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
♦  Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Graphic Novel
 
Graphic Novel, 266 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Harper Teen - 2015 - ISBN: 0062278223 / 9780062278227  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030941 $14.99
Stewart, Fran  
ScotShop #1: A Wee Murder in My Shop
On a buying trip to Scotland, Peggy can't resist a beautiful old tartan shawl. Her purchase comes with a hidden feature: the specter of a 14th-century Scotsman. Back in Vermont, Peggy finds her ex-boyfriend dead on the floor of her shop. When her cousin is arrested for the crime, Peggy will need some help from her Scottish ghost to find the real killer.  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425270319 / 9780425270318  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029823 $7.99
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #04: Wings of the Black Death / When Satan Came to Town
Wings of the Black Death: A secret society frames The Spider for a series of police killings and plots to depopulate Manhattan.

When Satan Came to Town: The Conqueror's takeover of a big city is only the prelude to plans for state, national, and world domination.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1933 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1608771482 / 9781608771486  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030175 $14.95
Stout, Rex - of interest: Goldsborough, Robert  
Nero Wolfe: Archie in the Crosshairs
Outside Nero Wolfe's stately brownstone, two gunshots ring out, nearly hitting Archie Goodwin. Which of their enemies has decided to strike?  
Novel, 218 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1497690412 / 9781497690417  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030536 $14.99
Strahan, Jonathan (editor)  
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 9
Twenty-eight of the best stories of 2014.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Jonathan Strahan
  • Slipping == Lauren Beukes
  • Moriabe's Children == Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family == Usman T. Malik
  • The Lady and the Fox == Kelly Link
  • Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind) == Holly Black
  • THE LONG HAUL from the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009 == Ken Liu
  • Tough Times All Over == Joe Abercrombie
  • The Insects of Love == Genevieve Valentine
  • Cold Wind == Nicola Griffith
  • Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8) == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Shadow Flock == Greg Egan
  • I Met a Man Who Wasn't There == K.J. Parker
  • Grand Jeté (The Great Leap) == Rachel Swirsky
  • Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying == Alice Sola Kim
  • Shay Corsham Worsted == Garth Nix
  • Kheldyu == Karl Schroeder
  • Caligo Lane == Ellen Klages
  • The Devil in America == Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Tawny Petticoats == Michael Swanwick
  • The Fifth Dragon == Ian McDonald
  • The Truth About Owls == Amal El-Mohtar
  • Four Days of Christmas == Tim Maughan
  • Covenant == Elizabeth Bear
  • Cimmeria: From The Journal of Imaginary Anthropology == Theodora Goss
  • Collateral == Peter Watts
  • The Scrivener == Eleanor Arnason
  • Someday == James Patrick Kelly
  • Amicae Aeternum == Ellen Klages
 
Anthology, 609 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2015 - ISBN: 1781083096 / 9781781083093  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030327 $19.99
Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris  
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn
A police inspector on vacation at a ski resort reluctantly investigates a murder with extraterrestrial angles.  
Novel, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Melville House - 2015 - ISBN: 161219432X / 9781612194325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030425 $17.00
Sundstøl, Vidar  
Minnesota #3: The Ravens
The murder case is now approaching resolution - although not to Lance Hansen's satisfaction. He reluctantly undertakes his own investigation, uncovering troubling connections and grim secrets that will shake him to his core.  
Novel, 283 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
University of Minnesota - 2015 - ISBN: 081668944X / 9780816689446  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031325 $24.95
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #5: The Brightest Night
Ages 8 and up. Shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny's faith in destiny. What if everything they've been through is for nothing? Sunny must decide: Can dragonets change their fate? Can they choose the way they save the world?  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Scholastic - 2015 - ISBN: 0545349273 / 9780545349277  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031237 $6.99
Swain, James  
Billy Cunningham #1: Take Down
There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy know how to scam every one. But even the best plan can go wrong. Now, to keep his team out of jail, Billy agrees to help stop a family of thieves from taking down a casino. But he has no intention of breaking the cheater's code - he's running his own con on the casino's vicious owners.  
Novel, 419 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2015 - ISBN: 147782202X / 9781477822029  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030075 $15.95
Swann, S. Andrew  
Frank Blackthorne #3: Dragon Thief
Frank uses a cursed artifact, hoping to become a man again, if only temporarily. The good news is he becomes a man again, a kingdom away from princess, dragon, and the Lendowyn court. The bad news is the body he now occupies belongs to a notorious thief wanted by every kingdom in the known world - a man who Frank has deposited in the middle of the Lendowyn court in the body of a princess.  
Novel, 326 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756410134 / 9780756410131  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029841 $7.99
Swanson, Denise  
Dime Store #4: Dying for a Cupcake
Dev agrees to host a cupcake competition at her shop. When baker Kizzy Cutler's assistant dies, and then Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev must investigate a not-so-sweet list of suspects to stop a killer.  
Novel, 255 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451418891 / 9780451418890  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029829 $7.99
Thomas, Paul  
Tito Ihaka #5: Fallout
Demoted to sergeant for insubordination and pigheadedness, Maori cop Tito Ihaka investigates the killing of a teenage girl at an election night party at a ritzy villa near Auckland.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st UK Edition  
Bitter Lemon - 2015 - ISBN: 1908524499 / 9781908524492  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030972 $14.95
Thompson, Arianne 'Tex'  
Children of the Drought #2: Medicine for the Dead
The funeral party is braving the wastelands to bring the body of Dulei Marhuk home. Vuchak struggles to keep them safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And Elim hopes he's only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei's coffin.  
Novel, 476 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2015 - ISBN: 178108307X / 9781781083079  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030333 $7.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #16: Murder in Murray Hill
1890s New York City: While trying to keep both his newfound inheritance and his relationship with midwife Sarah Brandt under wraps, Frank Malloy is assigned to find a missing young woman who had been responding to 'lonely hearts' ads in the newspaper. Her father suspects she has eloped with a stranger, but Malloy fears worse, knowing those who place such ads often do much worse to their victims.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425260461 / 9780425260463  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030795 $7.99
Tidhar, Lavie  
The Violent Century
For seventy years Oblivion and Fogg guarded the British Empire, until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of World War II, a secret tore them apart. Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism - a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and bloodstained fields - to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?  
Novel, 362 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 125006449X / 9781250064493  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029402 $25.99
Todd, Charles  
Bess Crawford #6: An Unwilling Accomplice
Home on leave from the Great War, nurse Bess Crawford is asked to accompany Wilkins, a soldier in a wheelchair, to Buckingham Palace to be decorated by the King. When Wilkins vanishes, the Army and the nursing service blame Bess. When the Shropshire police report that Wilkins has been spotted, and has killed a man, Bess must find Wilkins and uncover the truth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
 
Novel, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062237209 / 9780062237200  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030897 $14.99
Tolmie, Sarah  
No Food
Six connected tales. Chef Hardy Arar's whole life is food. What is he to do when technology eliminates the need for it? TGB (total gastric bypass) is a leap forward for humans longing to transcend their flesh, allowing the rich to escape illness, boring sustenance routines, and disgusting bodily processes. But like all technological change, TGB unleashes a cascade of social, political, and economic effects, drastically changing lives. For what is lost with the elimination of the drive to eat?  
Collection, 83 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760657 / 9781619760653  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030183 $12.00
Tregillis, Ian  
Alchemy Wars #1: The Mechanical
After a Dutch scientist invented the first Clakker in the 17th century, the Netherlands built a mechanical army that marched on Westminster, and the Netherlands became the world's sole great power. Three centuries later, it still is. Only the French still fiercely defend their belief in universal human rights for flesh and brass alike. The Dutch and French have reached a tenuous cease-fire in a decades-long conflict that has ravaged North America. But Jax can no longer bear his Clakker slavery. He will make a bid for freedom, and the consequences of his escape will shake the foundations of the Brasswork Throne.  
Novel, 440 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2015 - ISBN: 0316248002 / 9780316248006  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028503 $17.00
Turnage, Sheila  
Mo & Dale #2: The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Ages 10 and up. When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detective Agency - aka Mo and Dale - opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They plan interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). As Mo and Dale track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people, too.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Puffin - 2015 - ISBN: 0142425710 / 9780142425718  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031226 $7.99
Turner, Lisa  
Billy Able #1: A Little Death in Dixie
A notorious socialite has disappeared. She's either off on another drunken escapade, or the disappearance is something much more frightening. Memphis police detective Billy Able's investigation uncovers a web of tragedy, suspicion, passion, and sordid secrets.  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Bell Bridge - 2010 - ISBN: 1935661906 / 9781935661900  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030959 $15.95
Valente, Catherynne M.  
Fairyland #3: The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Ages 10 and up. September finds herself spirited away to the moon, and reunited with her friends. But can she save Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers?  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Square Fish - 2015 - ISBN: 1250050618 / 9781250050618  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029508 $7.99
Varley, John  
Thunder & Lightning #4: Dark Lightning
Emerging from suspended animation, eccentric inventor Jubal Broussard makes a shocking announcement - the starship must stop, or everyone will die. These words from the mission's founder send shock waves through the ship, dividing the passengers into believers and doubters. It will be up to Jubal's daughters Cassie and Polly to stop a mutiny, discover the truth, and usher the ship into a new age of exploration.  
Novel, 341 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 042527408X / 9780425274088  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029834 $7.99


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