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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 109
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Paul, Elliot  
Homer Evans #1: The Mysterious Mickey Finn
When philanthropist Hugo Weiss vanishes on a visit to Paris, intrepid American detective Homer Evans turns his keen intellect and remarkable intuition towards solving the puzzle, with some help from his sharpshooting girlfriend. The case plunges them into a maelstrom of kidnapping, art forgery, tax evasion, murder, and a plot to restore the French monarchy.  
Novel, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939)  
Dover - 2014 - ISBN: 0486247511 / 9780486247519  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031324 $9.95
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
Persson, Leif G.W.  
Evert Backstrom: He Who Kills the Dragon
When a delivery boy finds a sixty-eight-year-old alcoholic lying dead in his apartment - beaten and then strangled - everyone expects an open-and-shut murder case, except for irascible Detective Backstrom, who's been assigned to lead the investigation team.  
Novel, 360 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2015 - ISBN: 0307950387 / 9780307950383  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030244 $15.95
Preston, Douglas  
Wyman Ford #4: The Kraken Project
When things go awry at a NASA test of a space probe, an explosion kills several scientists, and the probe's AI flees into the internet. The president's science advisor taps Wyman Ford to track down the self-modifying software.  
Novel, 402 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Forge - 2015 - ISBN: 0765356988 / 9780765356987  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031180 $9.99
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Gideon Crew #1: Gideon's Sword
Rogue operative Gideon Crew is assigned to tail a Chinese scientist and steal the plans for a new weapon of mass destruction. When the scientist is killed and the plans stolen, Gideon follows a trail of clues to an uninhabited island, where he comes face to face with his nemesis - and learns that what he thought was the ultimate weapon is something far more frightening.  
Novel, 379 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2011)  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 1455588105 / 9781455588107  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030288 $8.00
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Gideon Crew #2: Gideon's Corpse
A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff. A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before. Sifting through the evidence, authorities determine that the unthinkable is about to happen: in ten days, a major American city will be vaporized by a terrorist attack. And Gideon Crew, tracking the mysterious terrorist cell from the suburbs of New York to the mountains of New Mexico, learns the end may be something worse than mere Armageddon.  
Novel, 449 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 1455588083 / 9781455588084  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030289 $8.00
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Gideon Crew #3: The Lost Island
After stealing a page from the priceless Book of Kells, scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers that hidden beneath the illuminated image is an ancient treasure map leading to an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life. He and his partner Amy follow a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown Caribbean island.  
Novel, 384 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 1455525790 / 9781455525799  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030287 $8.00
Quinn, Anthony  
W.B. Yeats #1: The Blood Dimmed Tide
London, 1918: Haunted by the restless spirit of an Irish girl whose body washed ashore in a coffin, W.B. Yeats and his apprentice ghost-catcher Charles Adams undertake a perilous journey to Ireland. Surrounded by spies, occultists, and diehard rebels, they try to piece together the killer's identity.  
Novel, 255 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
No Exit UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1843444658 / 9781843444657  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030638 $16.95
Quinn, Spencer (aka Abrahams, Peter)  
Chet & Bernie #7: Paw and Order
Chet and Bernie head for the nation's capital, where Bernie's girlfriend Suzie is working on a big story she can't talk about. But when her source, a Brit with possibly intelligence connections, runs into trouble, Bernie finds himself under arrest. Meanwhile Chet gets to know a DC operative who may or may not have the goods on an ambitious politician. Most menacing of all is Barnum, a guinea pig with the fate of the nation in his tiny paws.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Atria - 2015 - ISBN: 147670340X / 9781476703404  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030369 $16.00
Quirk, Matthew  
Mike Ford #2: The Directive
Mike's brother is in over his head in a conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions from the trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. While trying to extricate him, Mike winds up trapped by the conspirators; he'll need all his criminal skills to escape.  
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Back Bay - 2015 - ISBN: 0316198633 / 9780316198639  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028556 $16.00
Rankin, Ian  
John Rebus #19 / Malcolm Fox #4: Saints of the Shadow Bible
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. And a case from thirty years ago is being reopened, with his team from those days suspected of helping a murderer escape justice to further their own ends. Malcolm Fox, in what will be his last Internal Affairs case, is tasked with finding out the truth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Back Bay - 2015 - ISBN: 031622457X / 9780316224574  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028555 $16.00
Reading, Mario  
John Hart #1: The Templar Prophecy
When his father is murdered, photojournalist John Hart discovers it is his family's destiny to be the Guardians of the Holy Lance, which must be protected at all costs. He infiltrates a right-wing German occult group to investigate his father's murder.  
Novel, 383 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Corvus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 178239317X / 9781782393177  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030200 $12.95
Reilly, Linda  
Deep Fried #1: Fillet of Murder
Talia is happy to help her friend Bea by working at Lambert's Fish & Chips. When Bea is suspected of murdering a fellow shop owner, Talia must fish for clues before her friend ends up serving time. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425274136 / 9780425274132  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030796 $7.99
Robb, J.D. (aka Roberts, Nora)  
Eve Dallas #39: Festive in Death
The murder of a personal trainer leads Lt. Eve Dallas to a lineup of women he had loved and left.  
Novel, 340 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 0515154156 / 9780515154153  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029820 $7.99
Robertson, Michael  
Heath Brothers #4: Moriarty Returns a Letter
An exhibition of vintage Sherlock Holmes letters has opened at the Marylebone Hotel. As Reggie and his beloved Laura embark on a pre-wedding trip, someone from Reggie and Nigel's past - someone they thought was long gone - reappears, causing a slew of new problems for the brothers.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2015 - ISBN: 1250060966 / 9781250060969  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029471 $15.99
Ross, Ann B.  
Miss Julia #15: Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
When Sam has a fainting spell and has to go into the hospital for tests, who will run his state senate campaign? Is his no-good rival going to cakewalk into office? No sir, not if Miss Julia has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, a long-lost cousin with a problem granddaughter expects Miss Julia to teach the girl to be a lady.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143127195 / 9780143127192  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029731 $16.00
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
Round, Jeffrey  
Dan Sharp #3: The Jade Butterfly
A seemingly casual encounter in a downtown Toronto bar sends missing persons investigator Dan Sharp in search of a woman who was presumed dead in the Tiananmen Square massacre.  
Novel, 331 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dundurn - 2015 - ISBN: 1459721853 / 9781459721852  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030057 $11.99
Rucka, Greg  
Jad Bell #2: Bravo
Bell is tasked with bringing in the Uzbek, organizer of the terrorist attack that nearly cost Bell his ex-wife and daughter. But the Uzbek's employer, the Architect, has already set in motion an even more devastating attack. At the center of it all are two women under deep cover.  
Novel, 353 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2015 - ISBN: 031618229X / 9780316182294  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029579 $8.00
Runcie, James  
Grantchester #4: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins
Cambridge, England, 1960s: Full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures. A stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister burn on her neck. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters. A firm of removal men 'accidentally' drop a Steinway piano on a musician's head outside a Cambridge college. During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school Science Block. On a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting.  
Novel, 400 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Bloomsbury - 2015 - ISBN: 1632861038 / 9781632861030  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031106 $18.00
Ryals, Mary Jane  
LaRue Panther #1: Cutting Loose in Paradise
Rumor has it a woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the chest. But while arranging the corpse's hair, stylist LaRue Panther realizes the woman's neck has been slashed and there is no chest wound, and decides to find out what really happened.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Pineapple - 2015 - ISBN: 1561647845 / 9781561647842  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030537 $14.95
Ryan, Annelise  
Mattie Winston #6: Stiff Penalty
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston investigates when a high school math teacher is stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart.  
Novel, 410 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 161773408X / 9781617734083  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029602 $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


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