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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Ballantine, Pip (Philippa) / Morris, Tee  
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #4: The Diamond Conspiracy
Having narrowly escaped the electrifying machinations of Thomas Edison, Books and Braun return to London, only to discover that the Ministry has been disavowed, and the Department of Imperial Inconveniences has been called in to decommission its agents in a most deadly fashion. The plan reeks of the Maestro's dastardly scheming - and this time, he has a dangerous new ally.  
Novel, 357 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425267326 / 9780425267325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029835 $7.99
Banyard, Jen  
Riddle Gully #1: Mystery at Riddle Gully
Ages 9 and up. Young reporter-in-training Pollo di Nozi is determined to track down the truth about the weird things happening in Riddle Gully. But is Will, the new boy in town, conspiring with the pushy mayor, the Graffiti Kid, and a strange Transylvanian to send her up the wrong trail?

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 197 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Fremantle AU - 2012 - ISBN: 1921888741 / 9781921888748  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030201 $9.95
Banyard, Jen  
Riddle Gully #2: Riddle Gully Runaway
Ages 10 and up. When junior report Pollo di Nozi implicates the mayor's nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in motion a series of mishaps that only she (and her faithful sheep sidekick Shorn Connery) can set right.  
Novel, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Fremantle AU - 2014 - ISBN: 1922089877 / 9781922089878  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030654 $9.95
Beagle, Peter S.  
The Last Unicorn graphic novel
Ages 13 and up. Full color. Adaptation of the classic fantasy novel.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
IDW - 2014 - ISBN: 1631401270 / 9781631401275  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028673 $19.99
Bell, Andrea L. (editor) / Molina-Gavilan, Yolanda (editor)  
Cosmos Latinos
Twenty-seven popular and influential sf stories from Latin America and Spain. A conquistador becomes the unwitting pawn of an astronaut; government agents travel through time to stop terrorists from altering history; a man fleeing nationalist hysteria seeks refuge in a space ship; and more.
    Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Science Fiction in Latin America and Spain (introduction)
    I. In the Beginning: The Visionaries
  • The Distant Future == Juan Nepomuceno Adorno (Mexico, 1862)
  • On the Planet Mars == Nilo Maria Fabra (Spain, 1890)
    II. Speculating on a New Genre: SF from 1900 through the 1950s
  • Mechanopolis == Miguel de Unamuno (Spain, 1913)
  • The Death Star == Ernesto Silva Roman (Chile, 1929)
  • Baby H.P. == Juan Jose Arreola (Mexico, 1952)
    III. The First Wave: The 1960s to the Mid-1980s
  • The Cosmonaut == Angel Arango (Cuba, 1964)
  • The Crystal Goblet == Jeronimo Monteiro (Brazil, 1964)
  • A Cord Made of Nylon and Gold == Alvaro Menen Desleal (El Salvador, 1965)
  • Acronia == Pablo Capanna (Argentina, 1966)
  • The Last Refuge == Eduardo Goligorsky (Argentina, 1967)
  • Post-Boomboom == Alberto Vanasco (Argentina, 1967)
  • Gu Ta Gutarrak (We and Our Own) == Magdalena Moujan Otano (Argentina, 1968)
  • Future == Luis Britto Garcia (Venezuela, 1970)
  • When Pilate Said No == Hugo Correa (Chile, 1971)
  • The Falsifier == Jose B. Adolph (Peru, 1972)
  • The Violet's Embryos == Angelica Gorodischer (Argentina, 1973)
  • Brain Transplant == Andre Carneiro (Brazil, 1978)
  • The Annunciation == Daina Chaviano (Cuba, 1983)
  • A Miscalculation == Federico Schaffler (Mexico, 1983)
    IV. Riding the Crest: The Late 9180s into the New Millennium
  • Stuntmind == Braulio Tavares (Brazil, 1989)
  • Reaching the Shore == Guillermo Lavin (Mexico, 1994)
  • First Time == Elia Barcelo (Spain, 1994)
  • Gray Noise == Pepe Rojo (Mexico, 1996)
  • Glimmerings on Blue Glass == Mauricio-Jose Schwarz (Mexico, 1996)
  • The Day We Went through the Transition == Ricard de la Casa and Pedro Jorge Romero (Spain, 1998)
  • Exerion == Pablo Castro (Chile, 2000)
  • Like the Roses Had to Die == Michel Encinosa (Cuba, 2001)
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Wesleyan - 2003 - ISBN: 0819566349 / 9780819566348  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029377 $27.95
Benford, Gregory / Niven, Larry  
Shipstar
The humans exploring the artifact are separated - one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape.  
Novel, 483 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765367122 / 9780765367129  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029528 $9.99
Bennett, Christopher L.  
Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #3: Uncertain Logic
When scandal threatens to return Vulcan's old, warlike regime to power, can Admiral Archer, Captain T'Pol, and their crew uncover the mastermind behind the conspiracy?  
Novel, 384 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1476779112 / 9781476779119  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030330 $7.99
Best, G.M.  
The Barchester Murders
When an old man is murdered at a Salisbury almshouse, it soon becomes clear to Anthony Trollope that the killing is linked to a long-hidden secret about Warden Reverend Septimus Harding. But would the kindly Warden or one of the old men under his care commit murder to prevent that secret being disclosed? Or is the killer a member of the Warden's family?  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Robert Hale UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1910208086 / 9781910208083  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030641 $13.95
Black, Cara  
Aimee Leduc #14: Murder in Pigalle
1998: Pregnant PI Aimee Leduc is doing computer security work and avoiding dangerous cases. But with a serial rapist targeting teenage girls, when the owner of Aimee's favorite cafe comes to her for help after his teenage daughter disappears, Aimee can't say no.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Soho Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1616954884 / 9781616954888  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030472 $15.95
Blake, Heather (aka Webber, Heather)  
Wishcraft #5: Some Like It Witchy
When the old Tavistock House goes up for sale, Darcy can't shake the feeling something bad is about to happen. Before long, the real estate agent is dead. The woman had enemies, but there's also a dark legend about the house. To track down the killer, Darcy must unlock the secrets of the deceased and of the estate.  
Novel, 302 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451465881 / 9780451465887  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030803 $7.99
Block, Lawrence (editor)  
Dark City Lights: New York Stories
Short stories set in New York by both new and acclaimed writers, including several mystery writers.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Lawrence Block
  • Amsterdam in the 90s == Ed Park
  • The Big Snip == Thomas Pluck
  • Bowery Station, 3:15 A.M. == Warren Moore
  • Chloe == Jerrold Mundis
  • The Dead Client == Parnell Hall
  • The Garmento and the Movie Star == Jonathan Santlofer
  • Hannibal's Elephants == Robert Silverberg
  • Jimmy Takes a Trip == Elaine Kagan
  • Knock-Out Whist == David Levien
  • The Lady Upstairs == Jill D. Block
  • Midnight in the Park with Harry == Jane Dentinger
  • Old Hands == Erin Mitchell
  • The Safest Form of Conveyance == Jim Fusilli
  • See/Saw Something == Peter Carlaftes
  • The Soldier, the Dancer, and All That Glitters == Tom Callahan
  • Spit the Truth == Eve Kagan
  • This Pose Is a Problem == Bill Bernico
  • The Tour Guide == Kat Georges
  • Wang Dang Doodle == Annette Meyers
  • Wednesday Is Viktor's == Brian Koppelman
  • Wet Dog on a Rainy Day == S.J. Rozan
  • Why I Took the Job == Peter Hochstein
  • Keller the Dogkiller == Lawrence Block
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Three Rooms - 2015 - ISBN: 1941110215 / 9781941110218  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030590 $18.95
Bouman, Tom  
Henry Farrell #1: Dry Bones in the Valley
When an elderly recluse finds a corpse on his land, Henry Farrell, the lone policeman in Wild Thyme, Pennsylvania, investigates. His search for the killer will open old wounds, dredge up ancient crimes, and exact a deadly price.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
 
Novel, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Norton - 2015 - ISBN: 0393350789 / 9780393350784  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029698 $14.95
Box, C.J.  
Joe Pickett #14: Stone Cold
Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And the persistent rumors that the man's wealth comes from killing people. Assigned by the governor to find out the truth, Joe Pickett discovers a lot more than he bargained for.  
Novel, 398 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 0425272826 / 9780425272824  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029819 $9.99
Box, C.J.  
Shots Fired
Ten suspense stories set in Wyoming, including four Joe Pickett stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • One-Car Bridge
  • Pirates of Yellowstone
  • The End of Jim and Ezra
  • The Master Falconer
  • Every Day Is a Good Day on the River
  • Pronghorns of the Third Reich
  • Dull Knife
  • Le Sauvage Noble (The Noble Savage)
  • Blood Knot
  • Shots Fired: A Requiem for Ander Esti
 
Collection, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 042527540X / 9780425275405  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030790 $9.99
Bradley, Lisa M.  
The Haunted Girl
Stories and poems of the supernatural, the animal, and the deadly, inhabiting worlds of danger, decay - and sometimes rebirth.  
Collection, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760630 / 9781619760639  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030184 $12.00
Brissett, Jennifer Marie  
Elysium
A computer program etched into the atmosphere has a story to tell. It's the story of two people, of a city lost to chaos, of survival and love - but the data has been corrupted.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award
♦  2014 Tiptree Award Honor List
 
Novel, 199 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760533 / 9781619760530  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030182 $18.00
Brooks, Terry  
Shannara: Defenders of Shannara #1: The High Druid's Blade
When his sister is abducted, Paxon Leah takes the antique sword from above his fireplace and races to her rescue, but is stunned to discover magic unleashed within him, and within the ancient blade. His new ability is dangerous in untrained hands; Paxon must journey to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector.  
Novel, 359 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Del Rey - 2015 - ISBN: 0345540786 / 9780345540782  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030445 $7.99
brown, adrienne maree (editor) / Imarisha, Walidah (editor)  
Octavia's Brood
Stories that explore the connections between radical sf and movements for social change.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Introduction == Walidah Imarisha
  • Revolution Shuffle == Bao Phi
  • The Token Superhero == David F. Walker
  • the river == adrienne maree brown
  • Evidence == Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Black Angel ==Walidah Imarisha
  • The Long Memory == Morrigan Phillips
  • Small and Bright == Autumn Brown
  • In Spite of Darkness == Alixa Garcia
  • Hollow == Mia Mingus
  • Lalibela == Gabriel Teodros
  • Little Brown Mouse == Tunde Olaniran
  • Sandford and Sun == Dawolu Jabari Anderson
  • Runway Blackout == Tara Betts
  • Kafka's Last Laugh == Vagabond
  • 22XX: One-Shot == Jelani Wilson
  • Manhunters == Kalamu ya Salaam
  • Aftermath (excerpt) == LeVar Burton
  • Fire on the Mountain (excerpt) == Terry Bisson
  • Homing Instinct == Dani McClain
  • children who fly == Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Star Wars and the American Imagination (essay) == Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • The Only Lasting Truth (essay) == Tananarive Due
  • Outro == adrienne maree brown
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bios
 
Anthology, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
AK Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1849352097 / 9781849352093  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030961 $18.00
Brown, Rita Mae / Brown, Sneaky Pie  
Mrs. Murphy #22: Nine Lives to Die
The suspicious deaths of two mentors for a youth organization. Severed human fingers in a pencil jar at St. Cyril's Church. Then the animals make a gruesome discovery in the woods. Terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet, and somebody's gone to great lengths to cover them up. Harry and her posse of pet detectives investigate.  
Novel, 311 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 0345530519 / 9780345530516  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030494 $7.99
Bude, John  
William Meredith #02: The Sussex Downs Murder
Brothers John and William Rother live together at Chalklands Farm in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Then John Rother disappears and his abandoned car is found. Has he been kidnapped? Or is his disappearance connected to his growing rather too friendly with his brother's wife? Superintendent Meredith investigates.  
Novel, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2015 - ISBN: 1464203717 / 9781464203718  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030544 $12.95
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
The Spirit Ring
Signed by the author on the title page. In an alternate Renaissance Italy, where the church regulates magic and licenses magicians, Fiametta Beneforte wants to be more than unpaid apprentice to her goldsmith-mage father. When the Duchy is laid under military and magical siege, she joins with Thur Ochs, a young Swiss miner and foundryman. They must tap their skills in both metalwork and necromancy to rescue her father's soul and combat an evil sorcerer.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
2014 - ISBN: 1625781504 / 9781625781505  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029699 $19.99
Bullard, Lisa  
Turn Left at the Cow
Ages 9 and up. Thirteen-year-old Trav heads for his grandmother's house in rural Minnesota, hoping to learn about his dad. It turns out his dad was involved in a bank robbery right before he disappeared, and the loot was never recovered. Trav embarks on a search for the cash, but someone dangerous is also looking for the money.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015 - ISBN: 054443918X / 9780544439184  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030396 $7.99
Bunson, Matthew E.  
The Elementary Sherlock Holmes
A miscellany of Sherlockiana, covering the novels, stories, characters, and TV and film adaptations.  
Nonfiction, 160 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Portico UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1909396990 / 9781909396999  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New030628 $16.95
Burke, James Lee  
Wayfaring Stranger
1934: A confrontation with Bonnie and Clyde ends with young Weldon Holland putting a bullet through the rear window of their stolen car. 1944: Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and Sergeant Hershel Pine survive the Battle of the Bulge, and find Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted Nazi death camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita marry, and return to Texas along with Hershel. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart - a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific - and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-Semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde, that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil lurking in peacetime America.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Hammett Prize
 
Novel, 444 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1476710805 / 9781476710808  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030378 $9.99
Butcher, Jim  
Dresden Files #15: Skin Game
Mab has traded Harry's skills to pay off one of her debts. Now he must help a group of supernatural villains, led by his enemy Nicodemus Archleone, steal the literal Holy Grail from the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world, which belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Harry suspects another game is afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 600 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451470044 / 9780451470041  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029811 $9.99


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