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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Jackson, Shirley  
Let Me Tell You
Previously uncollected and unpublished stories, essays, lectures, letters, and drawings.
    Contents
  • Biographical Note
  • I Think I Know Her (foreword) == Ruth Franklin
    I. Sudden and Unusual Things Have Happened: Unpublished and Uncollected Short Fiction
  • Paranoia
  • Still Life with Teapot and Students
  • The Arabian Nights
  • Mrs. Spencer and the Oberons
  • It Isn't the Money I Mind
  • Company for Dinner
  • I Cannot Sing the Old Songs
  • The New Maid
  • French Is the Mark of a Lady
  • Gaudeamus Igitur
  • The Lie
  • She Says the Damnedest Things
  • Remembrance of Things Past
  • Let Me Tell You
  • Bulletin
  • Family Treasures
  • Showdown
  • The Trouble with My Husband
  • Six A.M. Is the Hour
  • Root of Evil
  • The Bridge Game
  • The Man in the Woods
    II. I Would Rather Write Than Do Anything Else: Essays and Reviews
  • Autobiographical Musing
  • A Garland of Garlands
  • Hex Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  • Clowns
  • A Vroom for Dr. Seuss
  • Notes on an Unfashionable Novelist
  • Private Showing
  • Good Old House
  • The Play's the Thing
  • The Ghosts of Loiret
  • 'Well?'
    III. When This War Is Over: Early Short Stories
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Period Piece
  • 4-F Party
  • The Paradise
  • Homecoming
  • Daughter, Come Home
  • As High as the Sky
  • Murder on Miss Lederer's Birthday
    IV. Somehow Things Haven't Turned Out Quite the Way We Expected: Humor and Family
  • Here I Am, Washing Dishes Again
  • In Praise of Dinner Table Silence
  • Questions I Wish I'd Never Asked
  • Mother, Honestly!
  • How to Enjoy a Family Quarrel
  • The Pleasures and Perils of Dining Out with Children
  • Out of the Mouths of Babes
  • The Real Me
  • On Girls of Thirteen
  • What I Want to Know Is, What Do Other People Cook With?
    V. I'd Like to See You Get Out of That Sentence: Lectures About the Craft of Writing
  • About the End of the World
  • Memory and Delusion
  • On Fans and Fan Mail
  • How I Write
  • Garlic in Fiction
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgments
 
Collection, 416 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Random House - 2015 - ISBN: 0812997662 / 9780812997668  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031766 $30.00
Kornetsky, L.A. (aka Gilman, Laura Anne)  
Mallard & Tonica #4: Clawed
Ginny and her shar-pei Georgie head to Portland to plan an event, only to discover a body in the client's house. Unable to resist sleuthing, Ginny uncovers identity theft and forgery with some help from her partner Teddy and Penny the cat.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1476750084 / 9781476750088  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031533 $7.99
Leather, Stephen  
Spider Shepherd #11: White Lies
When his former apprentice is seized and tortured by extremists in Pakistan, Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission with SAS and Pakistani Special Forces soldiers. Then Shepherd is captured - almost as if someone set a trap.  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Hodder UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1444736612 / 9781444736618  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030643 $13.95
Lee, Harper  
Go Set a Watchman
1950s: Returning home to Maycomb for a visit, Jean Louise Finch - Scout - struggles with issues both personal and political, involving her father Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.  
Novel, 278 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062409859 / 9780062409850  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031866 $27.99
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #06: Quietly in Their Sleep (UK title: The Death of Faith)
The nun who once took care of his mother turns up at the Commissario's door, having left her convent following the suspicious deaths of five patients; Brunetti investigates.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 0802123821 / 9780802123824  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030602 $14.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #15: Through a Glass, Darkly
Commissario Brunetti investigates the murder of a night watchman, whose body is found in front of a blazing furnace at a glass factory - along with an annotated copy of Dante's Inferno.  
Novel, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 080212383X / 9780802123831  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030603 $15.00
Lovegrove, James  
Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine
Oxford, 1895: Professor Quantock claims his new computational device is capable of analytical thought to rival that of the cleverest men. A battle of wits ensues as Holmes and his mechanical counterpart compete to see which of them can be first to solve a series of crimes - and it becomes clear that the Thinking Engine has its own agenda.  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2015 - ISBN: 1783295031 / 9781783295036  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031783 $14.95
Lovesey, Peter  
Peter Diamond #14: The Stone Wife
Peter Diamond and his team investigate when the highest bidder on a carved stone is killed during an hold-up attempt at a Bath auction house.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Soho Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 161695566X / 9781616955663  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031797 $15.95
Maron, Margaret  
Deborah Knott #19: Designated Daughters
Deborah's dying Aunt Rachel breaks weeks of silence with snippets of seemingly random stories, only to be smothered moments later. As Deborah and Dwight investigate an unlikely set of suspects, they soon realize the key to the case is hidden in Rachel's final words.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
 
Novel, 334 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 1455545279 / 9781455545278  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030295 $8.00
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #17: Spinsters in Jeopardy (alternate title: The Bride of Death)
Inspector Alleyn heads to the south of France for a family vacation and a little official poking around. But the cultish denizens of a sinister, luxurious chateau aren't fond of being poked, and have an unpleasant way of getting their point across.  
Novel, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384764 / 9781937384760  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031406 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #18: Scales of Justice
Inspector Alleyn investigates when a local aristocrat turns up dead next to the local trout-stream in a charming little English village.  
Novel, 249 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1955)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1937384993 / 9781937384999  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031407 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #19: Death of a Fool (alternate title: Off With His Head)
This may be 1957, but the village of South Mardian still has a blacksmith, a village idiot, and an elaborate fertility ritual performed at the winter solstice. Inspector Alleyn investigates when one of the ritual's main players is beheaded with a sword.  
Novel, 273 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1956)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1631940163 / 9781631940163  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031408 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #20: Singing in the Shrouds
On a ship with a passenger-list and crew fairly littered with the shifty, the twitchy, the peculiar, and the up-to-no-good, a strangler with a romantic streak is leaving his ladies with a flower and a charming little song. Inspector Alleyn comes aboard to investigate.  
Novel, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1958)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2014 - ISBN: 1631940171 / 9781631940170  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031409 $14.95
Moran, Terrie Farley  
Read Em & Eat #2: Caught Read-Handed
When a veteran with PTSD is accused of murdering a library worker, Sassy and Bridgy set out to clear his name.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425270297 / 9780425270295  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030830 $7.99
Mosley, Walter  
Easy Rawlins #13: Rose Gold
1970s: A black ex-boxer, leader of a revolutionary cell, has kidnapped the daughter of a weapons manufacturer. The cell is demanding money, weapons, and an apology, or the young woman will die horribly and publicly. The authorities turn to PI Easy Rawlins to resolve this dangerous standoff.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2015 - ISBN: 0307949796 / 9780307949790  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031771 $15.95
Myers, Tamar  
Pennsylvania Dutch #19: The Death of Pie
During the Festival of Pies, an acid-penned novelist falls dead into Magdalena Yoder's prize-winning entry. Who was enraged enough to want to poison the writer?  
Novel, 200 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Severn House - 2014 - ISBN: 1847515126 / 9781847515124  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028852 $15.95
O'Brien, Kevin  
No One Needs to Know
In 1970, an actress, her husband, and her nanny were slain in their rented Seattle mansion. Now a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores the gossip that the production is cursed - but then people start dying.  
Novel, 551 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pinnacle - 2015 - ISBN: 078603162X / 9780786031627  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031806 $9.99
Offord, Lenore Glen  
Todd & Georgine #1: Skeleton Key
San Francisco, 1942: Georgine Wyeth is a widow with a young daughter, paying the rent by typing for a scientific gentleman. When an air raid warden is run down during a blackout, she and pulp writer Todd McKinnon wind up involved in the investigation.  
Novel, 249 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1943)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940325 / 9781631940323  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031418 $14.95
Oppenheim, E. Phillips  
Ghosts & Gamblers: The Further Uncollected Stories
Reprints a romantic thriller, six stories featuring wealthy adventurer Andrew Tresholm, plus twelve tales of espionage, romance, adventure, and comedy.
    Contents
  • E. Phillips Oppenheim and the Love of Books in the Digital Age (introduction) == Daniel Paul Morrison
  • The Modern Prometheus
    The Reluctant Gambler
  • Gambler's Choice
  • A Fool and His Money
  • The Master Cheat of Monte Carlo
  • One Night in Nice
  • The Big Winner
  • The Gambler's Road
    12 Stories
  • Darton's Great Picture
  • The Reformation of Circe
  • The Little Grey Lady
  • The Two Ambassadors
  • The Lord of Crersa
  • One Shall Be Taken
  • A Strange Conspiracy
  • The Girl from Manchester
  • The Storming of Eve
  • The Road to Liberty
  • A Lesson for Mr. Cutts
  • And Mr. Baggs Was Only Twenty-Three!
    Autobiographical Writings
  • My Books and Myself
  • Address to the Boys of Wyggeston School
  • A Collector's Catalog of Oppenheim Works
  • Acknowledgments
 
Collection, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stark House - 2014 - ISBN: 1933586567 / 9781933586564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031206 $19.95
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #10: The Long Way Home
Gamache is happily retired in the village of Three Pines, but when Clara Morrow's husband Peter fails to return on schedule, Gamache agrees to help search for the missing artist. Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Myrna Landers join them on a hunt that takes them deeper and deeper into Quebec.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2015 - ISBN: 1250022053 / 9781250022059  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031121 $15.99
Perona, Elizabeth (aka Perona, Tony / Dombrosky, Elizabeth)  
Bucket List #1: Murder on the Bucket List
A secret late-night expedition to cross skinny-dipping off their bucket lists takes an unexpected turn when Francine and her 70something friends find a corpse in the pool. For Charlotte, it's a golden opportunity: the top item on her bucket list is 'solve a murder'.  
Novel, 321 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2015 - ISBN: 073874509X / 9780738745091  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031214 $14.99
Pike, Penny (aka Warner, Penny)  
Food Festival #2: Death of a Chocolate Cheater
Aunt Abby and Darcy hope Abby's chocolate raspberry whoopee pies will win them a spot on reality show Chocolate Wars. Things get sticky when one of the judges is murdered. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 314 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451467825 / 9780451467829  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030819 $7.99
Plantinga, Adam  
400 Things Cops Know
Nearly everyone has wondered what it's like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job. This book, written by a veteran police sergeant, shows police work - which can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying in the course of a single shift - from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction
 
Nonfiction, 194 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Quill Driver - 2014 - ISBN: 1610352173 / 9781610352178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031346 $14.95
Pressey, Rose  
Haunted Vintage #2: All Dressed Up and No Place to Haunt
Cookie is providing period outfits for a film being shot at a historic plantation. When the leading lady turns up drowned, Cookie and her psychic cat must find a killer in the cast of suspects.  
Novel, 270 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 1617732516 / 9781617732515  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031816 $7.99
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Pendergast #14: Blue Labyrinth
A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the deceased's stomach.  
Novel, 520 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Hachette Vision - 2015 - ISBN: 145552591X / 9781455525911  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030297 $10.00


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