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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Herron, Mick  
Oxford #3: Why We Die
When Zoe Boehm agrees to track down the the masked men who robbed a jewelry shop, she's hoping to pay off the taxes she's avoided. She's not expecting to wind up in a coffin.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Soho Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1616955864 / 9781616955861  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030471 $14.95
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
Hlasko, Marek  
All Backs Were Turned
Two desperate friends on the edge of the law, Dov Ben Dov and Israel, travel to the Israeli city of Eliat to find work, staying with Ben Dov's younger brother. Local toughs are encroaching on his business, and he enlists his older brother to drive them away.  
Novel, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
New Vessel - 2014 - ISBN: 1939931126 / 9781939931122  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028837 $15.99
Jackson, Lisa  
Close to Home
Determined to make a fresh start, Sarah brings her daughters back to her old home. But teenage girls are disappearing - and buried deep in Sarah's memory is the key to a very real danger.  
Novel, 476 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Zebra - 2015 - ISBN: 1420118552 / 9781420118551  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029598 $7.99
Jakobsen, Sander  
The Preacher
Thorkild Jacobsen stares down at his murdered wife and realizes he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her days? Where did she really go every Thursday? Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out.  
Novel, 422 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Sphere UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0751552372 / 9780751552379  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030640 $11.95
Jance, J.A.  
Joanna Brady #16: Remains of Innocence
Plus bonus novella 'The Old Blue Line'. First a family friend is found dead in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. Then a woman arrives in Cochise County, searching for the origins of the hundred dollar bills she found hidden in her dying mother's library. As Sheriff Joanna Brady investigates, she begins to suspect the two cases are connected.  
Novel, 512 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 006213471X / 9780062134714  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030913 $9.99
Jardine, Quintin  
Bob Skinner #24: Hour of Darkness
When the identity of a murdered woman in Edinburgh is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, including Chief Constable Skinner. His decision to become involved in the investigation will lead him to the toughest choice of his life.  
Novel, 425 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Headline UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0755357035 / 9780755357031  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030637 $12.95
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
Johnson, Varian  
The Great Greene Heist
Ages 10 and up. When school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, Jackson Greene assembles a crack team. Hashemi Larijani, tech genius. Victor Cho, bankroll. Megan Feldman, science goddess. Charlie de la Cruz, reporter. Together they devise a plan that will take down Keith and make sure the election is done right. If they can pull it off, it will be remembered as the school's greatest con ever.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Scholastic - 2015 - ISBN: 0545525535 / 9780545525534  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031243 $6.99
Johnston, Linda O.  
Barkery & Biscuits #1: Bite the Biscuit
When Carrie opens the Barkery, a shop to make and sell healthy dog treats, a competitor insists she'll find a way to shut Carrie down. When the woman turns up dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2015 - ISBN: 0738745030 / 9780738745039  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031212 $14.99
Jonasson, Jonas  
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
In 2007, the king and the prime minister of Sweden went missing from a banquet. Later it was said that both had fallen ill, but the real story starts with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in 1961 Soweto. Fated to die early in her poverty-stricken township, Nombeko takes a different path, eventually making her way up to the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is the story of the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice system and the most terrifying secret service in the world, with the fate of the planet in her hands.  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ecco - 2015 - ISBN: 0062329146 / 9780062329141  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029912 $15.99
Kappes, Tonya  
Emma Lee Raines #1: A Ghostly Undertaking
Undertaker Emma Lee Raines has a problem - the recently deceased have started talking to her. Ruthie Sue Payne is adamant she was pushed down her stairs, and she can't go to her eternal rest until Emma finds out who did it.  
Novel, 273 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062374648 / 9780062374646  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029927 $7.99
Kappes, Tonya  
Emma Lee Raines #2: A Ghostly Grave
Four years ago, Chicken Teater was put in the ground. But lately he's been pestering Emma Lee to find out who killed him. While Sheriff Jack Henry Ross gets new forensics on the old corpse, Emma Lee takes a look at some suspects.  
Novel, 264 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062374818 / 9780062374813  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029931 $7.99
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
Kingston, Charles  
Murder in Piccadilly
When a man is killed with a dagger to the heart in the midst of a London crowd, Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard must deal with a tangled web of love affairs and the cynical Soho underworld to uncover the motive for murder.  
Novel, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2015 - ISBN: 1464203733 / 9781464203732  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030543 $12.95
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 $16.00
Läckberg, Camilla  
Patrik Hedstrom #5: The Hidden Child
Erica Falck searches for answers about her family's World War II activities; when a man who refused to answer her questions meets a violent death soon after, detective Patrik Hedstrom is drawn into the murder investigation. Who would kill to bury secrets so old?  
Novel, 526 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Pegasus - 2015 - ISBN: 1605988324 / 9781605988320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030516 $15.95
LaRose, P.M.  
First Case of Beers
December, 1999: James Biersovich is new head of security at an upscale Minneapolis department store. As Beers gets called to scenes of mischief and mayhem around the store, he realizes there's more than a little Y2K craziness going on. Can he solve his first case?  
Novel, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Forty Press - 2014 - ISBN: 1938473213 / 9781938473210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030187 $16.95
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


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