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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Heywood, Joseph  
Harder Ground
Short stories featuring women game wardens and conservation officers in the wilderness of Michigan, dealing with poachers, drug smugglers, violent deaths, and more.
    Contents
  • First Day of the Last Day of the World
  • Gravy and Bear Breath
  • Working the Problem
  • The Roadrunner Should Make You Laugh
  • Bambigumbo Yumyum
  • Leprechauns
  • Reality
  • FTO
  • Midsummer Day's Night
  • The Real Twelve Mike
  • Basket Case
  • Fishing for Glory
  • Gulf of Goths
  • Heads, Tails, and Other Vague Body Parts
  • Dancing Hula in Felony Forest
  • Trailer Fly
  • Three Hours in the Chair of Wisdom
  • One and One Is a Future Crowd
  • Mile-High Humble Pie
  • Facing Perfection
  • Flier's Club
  • Hard as Nails
  • Just One More Second
  • Omaha! Blue!
  • Dogskin, the Olympian
  • Game for Names
  • Two-riffic
  • Facings
  • My Perfect Italian
 
Collection, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Lyons - 2015 - ISBN: 1493009028 / 9781493009022  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030196 $17.95
Hiaasen, Carl  
Bad Monkey
Former Miami cop Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. He sees a lot of holes in the boating-accident / shark-luncheon explanation for how it was parted from its owner, and if Yancy can prove murder, maybe the Monroe County sheriff will rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.  
Novel, 413 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 0446556157 / 9780446556156  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029578 $8.00
Johnson, Craig  
Walt Longmire #10: Any Other Name
Signed by the author on the title page. Gerald Holman is dead, and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. Sheriff Walt Longmire learns that the by-the-book detective for the neighboring county might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women, and uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it may claim other lives.  
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143126970 / 9780143126973  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029733 $16.00
Johnson, Craig  
Walt Longmire #11: Dry Bones
Signed by the author on the title page. After the largest, most complete fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex ever found is discovered in Absaroka County, the Cheyenne rancher who claims it is found face down in a turtle pond. As a number of parties dispute the ownership of the priceless remains, including the family of dead rancher Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne tribe, Wyoming's Deputy Attorney General, and a cadre of FBI men, sheriff Walt Longmire recruits Vic Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, and Dog to investigate a sixty-six-million year-old cold case that's heating up fast.  
Novel, 306 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Viking - 2015 - ISBN: 0525426930 / 9780525426936  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030698 $27.95
Kellerman, Faye  
Decker & Lazarus #22: Murder 101
Peter and Rina have moved to a college town in upstate New York. Rina is adapting, but Decker is bored at the Greenbury police department. Then a break-in at the cemetery reveals that a mausoleum's Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries, and a young woman is murdered at a local college.  
Novel, 483 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062270192 / 9780062270191  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029929 $9.99
King, Laurie R.  
Mary Russell #13: Dreaming Spies
Signed by the author on the title page. En route from India to California, Russell and Holmes plan to spend some time in Japan. Aboard ship, a young Japanese woman agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs. But Russell can't shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be. In Japan, Russell's suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution and topple an empire.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 331 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 0345531795 / 9780345531797  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030452 $26.00
Klise, James  
The Art of Secrets
Ages 12 and up. When Saba Khan's apartment burns, possibly a hate crime, her high school rallies around her. Then a piece of art, donated to a school fundraiser for the Khans, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous artist, worth a fortune. Students and teachers alike debate who should get the money, pointing fingers and making startling accusations.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
 
Novel, 255 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Algonquin - 2015 - ISBN: 1616204826 / 9781616204822  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030955 $9.95
Krueger, William Kent  
Cork O'Connor #14: Windigo Island
When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby reservation whisper that it was the work of a monstrous Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. But such stories don't solve the mystery of how the girl and her friend Mariah disappeared a year ago. Mariah's family asks Cork O'Connor to look for their missing daughter.  
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Atria - 2015 - ISBN: 1476749248 / 9781476749242  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030370 $17.00
Leon, Donna  
Gondola
The story of the quintessential Venetian boat, accompanied by a CD of barcaroles, popular Italian boat songs.  
Nonfiction, Hardcover  
Atlantic Monthly - 2014 - ISBN: 0802122663 / 9780802122667  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New026322 $27.50
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #23: By Its Cover
Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books at a prestigious Venetian library. Surely the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, a professor from the US. The problem? The man fled the library earlier, and a check of his credentials proves he doesn't exist. The suspects multiply, and when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library, turns up murdered, Commissario Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a person innocent or guilty.  
Novel, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 0802123473 / 9780802123473  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029668 $16.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #24: Falling in Love
Publisher's signed edition with custom signature page tipped in. Back in Venice to sing at La Fenice, Flavia Petrelli is alarmed by excessive gifts from an anonymous fan. When a young singer who caught Flavia's attention is attacked, Commissario Brunetti must find the obsessive fan before anyone else is harmed.  
Novel, 264 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Atlantic Monthly - 2015 - ISBN: 0802123538 / 9780802123534  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030587 $26.00
McKinty, Adrian  
Troubles #4: Gun Street Girl
Belfast, 1985: Did Michael Kelly really shoot his parents point blank and then jump off a nearby cliff? Despite a suicide note, Catholic cop Sean Duffy suspects otherwise. New evidence leads elsewhere: gun runners, arms dealers, the British government, and a rogue American agent. Duffy is sure he's getting on the right track when agents from MI5 show up and try to recruit him, which would take him off the investigation.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for Australia's 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 311 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Seventh Street - 2015 - ISBN: 1633880001 / 9781633880009  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030476 $15.95
McNamara, Frances  
Emily Cabot #5: Death at Chinatown
1896: Amateur sleuth Emily Cabot meets two young Chinese women who have recently received medical degrees. When one of the women is accused of poisoning a Chinese herbalist, Emily once again finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation.  
Novel, 210 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Allium - 2014 - ISBN: 0989053555 / 9780989053556  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031329 $15.99
Mitchell, Gladys  
Mrs. Bradley #06: The Devil at Saxon Wall
In the quaint village of Saxon Wall, eccentric villagers and stories of curses, demons, and blood sacrifices abound, so much so that Hannibal Jones calls in his good friend Mrs. Bradley. An alarming tale, of a missing baby and suspicious deaths, comes to light, and soon Bradley and Jones are at the center of a mystery fraught with conspiracy, murder, and witchcraft.  
Novel, 285 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2014 - ISBN: 1477818766 / 9781477818763  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027623 $14.95
Mitchell, Gladys  
Mrs. Bradley #42: Dance to Your Daddy
An unknown relative, Romilly Lestrange, asks Mrs. Bradley for her psychiatric opinion of his wife Rosamund, claiming she has taken to tossing items and pets off a cliff. But Rosamund tells a tale of repression and deceit at the hands of her captor. When news of a family inheritance arises, and another relative's body is found, Mrs. Bradley needs all of her psychoanalytical and sleuthing skills to uncover the truth.  
Novel, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1969)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2014 - ISBN: 1477819126 / 9781477819128  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027625 $14.95
Morrigan, Laura  
Call of the Wilde #3: Horse of a Different Killer
Grace got a message from Anthony Ortega, her sister's abusive ex, asking for her help. Now Ortega is dead, and Grace is inclined to let the matter rest, until her sister becomes a suspect in his murder. Grace's only lead is the disappearance of a horse Ortega planned to buy.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425257215 / 9780425257210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029826 $7.99
Nesbø, Jo  
Blood on Snow
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. 1970s: Olav works for Oslo's crime kingpin, 'fixing' anyone who causes the man trouble. But it's becoming clear to Olav that the more you know about what your boss is doing, the more your boss might want you 'fixed' yourself - especially if you've fallen in love with his wife.  
Novel, 208 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Knopf - 2015 - ISBN: 0385354193 / 9780385354196  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030456 $23.95
Ocker, J.W.  
Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe
Ocker explores Poe's legacy, touring his homes, examining artifacts from his life - locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, his boyhood bed - and visiting the many memorials dedicated to him. Along the way, Ocker meets people - actors, museum managers, collectors, historians - who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical / Biographical
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Nonfiction Work
 
Nonfiction, 384 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Countryman - 2015 - ISBN: 1581572212 / 9781581572216  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030274 $18.95
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #29: Death on Blackheath
1897: When the local police find evidence at a government official's home of what appears to be an ugly crime - no corpse, but a missing maid and signs of a bloody struggle - Thomas Pitt and the Special Branch are called in to investigate.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ballantine - 2015 - ISBN: 0345548426 / 9780345548429  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030477 $16.00
Perry, Carol J.  
Witch City #2: Tails, You Lose
When the local handyman turns up dead, Lee's clairvoyant capabilities bubble to the surface once again. And as Lee and her students work on a documentary charting the history of Trumbull's Department Store, they uncover family secrets, deathbed whispers, and a labyrinth of tunnels hidden below the streets of Salem.  
Novel, 365 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 1617733717 / 9781617733710  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029608 $7.99
Perry, Douglas  
Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero
A biography of the lawman, notably his work in Prohibition-era Chicago, and in 1930s Cleveland, where he worked to eliminate police corruption.  
Nonfiction, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143126288 / 9780143126287  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029745 $17.00
Ross, Barbara  
Maine Clambake #3: Musseled Out
An upscale seafood restaurateur is sniffing around Busman's Harbor for a new location. When he's found sleeping with the fishes, the police suspect Julia's brother-in-law Sonny. Julia believes he's innocent, but proving it won't be easy. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 0758286899 / 9780758286895  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030490 $7.99
Ryan, Sofie (aka Kelly, Sofie)  
Second Chance Cat #2: Buy a Whisker
Most of the residents of North Harbor, Maine, are in favor of developing the waterfront, but not baker Lily Carter. When Lily is found murdered, it looks like someone wanted to remove the only obstacle to development. Now, with the help of her cat Elvis and his uncanny ability to detect a lie, Sarah is narrowing down the suspects.  
Novel, 314 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451419952 / 9780451419958  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029856 $7.99
Scarrow, Simon  
Macro & Cato #11: Praetorian
1st century CE: The Praetorian Guard has been infiltrated by traitors, and Emperor Claudius is in danger. Narcissus places Macro and Cato undercover in the Guard to infiltrate the conspirators' plot.  
Novel, 486 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Headline UK - 2012 - ISBN: 075535379X / 9780755353798  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030656 $18.95
Scarrow, Simon  
Macro & Cato #12: The Blood Crows
1st century CE: Opposition from native tribes led by Caratacus threatens to destroy the Roman Empire's hold on Britannia. Governor Ostorius sends a new cavalry cohort, led by Macro and Cato, into the heartland of Wales to destroy the growing resistance.  
Novel, 488 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Headline UK - 2014 - ISBN: 075535382X / 9780755353828  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030657 $16.95


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