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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Gies, Joseph / Gies, Frances  
Life in a Medieval Castle
A look at day to day life in a medieval castle throughout the year. The authors let medieval people speak for themselves through selections from journals, songs, and account books.  
Nonfiction, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974)  
Harper Perennial - 2015 - ISBN: 0062414798 / 9780062414793  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032723 $15.99
Gilbert, Paul D.  
Sherlock Holmes and the Unholy Trinity
Holmes and Watson head to the Vatican to investigate the murder of Cardinal Tosca, who was involved in work of a controversial nature, and killed while working on the translation of an ancient scroll.  
Novel, 222 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Robert Hale UK - 2015 - ISBN: 071981300X / 9780719813009  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032928 $29.95
Griffiths, Elly  
Galloway & Nelson #7: The Ghost Fields
The discovery of a downed World War II plane with a body inside leads forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson to the secrets of the wealthy Blackstock family.  
Novel, 367 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mariner - 2015 - ISBN: 0544577868 / 9780544577862  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033049 $14.95
Haddock, Nancy  
Silver Six #1: Basket Case
A call from detective Eric Shoar brings Nixy to Lilyvale, Arkansas, to check on her Aunt Sherry's household, aka the Silver Six. The retirees are hosting a folk art festival at the farmhouse when a developer shows up, trying to bully Sherry into selling. When the developer turns up dead, and Sherry is a suspect, can Nixy and the Silver Six sort out the case? Includes recipes.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425275728 / 9780425275726  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032362 $7.99
Hardisty, Paul E.  
Clay Straker #1: The Abrupt Physics of Dying
Oil company engineer Clay Straker is abducted by terrorists, who demand that he help uncover the cause of a sickness at a village close to the company's processing facility. As the country descends into civil war and village children start dying, Clay is caught between opposing armies, controllers of the country's oil wealth, Yemen's shadowy secret service, and rival factions.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
 
Novel, 431 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Orenda UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1910633054 / 9781910633052  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032937 $14.95
Henderson, Smith  
Fourth of July Creek
After trying to help Benjamin, a nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father Jeremiah Pearl. Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from the paranoid survivalist, but Pearl's activities spark the interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of a manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
 
Novel, 467 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ecco - 2015 - ISBN: 0062286463 / 9780062286468  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032066 $15.99
Heywood, Joseph  
Lute Bapcat #2: Mountains of the Misbegotten
When he learns that the deputy warden from Ontonagon County has gone missing, Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat must navigate one of the Upper Peninsula's most lawless places, home to a gang of poachers and animal trackers wanted for multiple murders, assaults, and other outrages.  
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Lyons - 2015 - ISBN: 1493009559 / 9781493009558  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033101 $18.95
Hoffman, Patrick  
The White Van
At a dive bar in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, Emily Rosario is approached by a Russian businessman. A week later - drugged, disoriented, and wanted for robbery - she finds herself on the run for her life. Cop Leo Elias, broke and desperate, takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 0802124208 / 9780802124203  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033001 $14.00
Horowitz, Anthony  
Moriarty
Moriarty's death has left a vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place, including one particularly fiendish mastermind. Pinkerton detective Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones must forge a path through the darkest corners of London in pursuit of the man determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.  
Novel, 362 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2015 - ISBN: 0062377191 / 9780062377197  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032712 $15.99
Indriðason, Arnaldur  
Reykjavik #11: Strange Shores
Decades ago, a young woman disappeared from the frozen fjords of Iceland, leaving in her wake a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge. Now Inspector Erlendur is on the hunt in that wilderness, looking for the missing woman, and for his long-lost brother.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association International Dagger
 
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Picador - 2015 - ISBN: 1250074738 / 9781250074737  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032645 $17.00
Johnson, Craig  
Walt Longmire: Wait for Signs
Twelve short stories featuring the Wyoming sheriff.
    Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction == Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Old Indian Trick
  • Ministerial Aid
  • Slick-Tongued Devil
  • Fire Bird
  • Unbalanced
  • Several Stations
  • High Holidays
  • Toys for Tots
  • Divorce Horse
  • Thankstaking
  • Messenger
  • Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns
 
Collection, 183 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143127829 / 9780143127826  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032288 $14.00
Johnston, Linda O.  
Superstition #2: Knock on Wood
Now manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique, Rory is delighted when her librarian friend Gemma comes for a visit, and is hired to manage the Broken Mirror Bookstore. When one of the men Gemma is dating turns up dead, can Rory clear her friend's name?  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2015 - ISBN: 0738745529 / 9780738745527  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033127 $14.99
Kelly, Sofie (aka Ryan, Sofie)  
Magical Cats #7: Faux Paw
Librarian Kathleen Paulson, her detective boyfriend Marcus Gordon, and her uncanny sleuthing cats Owen and Hercules investigate when the curator of a visiting art exhibition is found dead on the library floor, and the most valuable sketch goes missing.  
Novel, 315 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451472152 / 9780451472151  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032386 $7.99
Khan, Vaseem  
Baby Ganesh Agency #1: The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra
On his last day before retirement, Mumbai police inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected things: a boy's suspicious drowning death that no one seems to want solved; and a baby elephant. But when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs.  
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Redhook - 2015 - ISBN: 0316386820 / 9780316386821  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032487 $15.99
King, C. Daly  
Obelists Fly High
Captain Michael Lord of the New York City Police is the target of shots fired on board a plane, where a premeditated murder has already taken place. Will the detective survive? Will anyone emerge alive from the now-plummeting aircraft? And who killed the famous surgeon the captain was guarding?  
Novel, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935)  
Dover - 2015 - ISBN: 0486250369 / 9780486250366  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031013 $10.95
King, Laurie R.  
Mary Russell #13: Dreaming Spies
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, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 0345531817 / 9780345531810  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032869 $16.00
Kingston, Jeremy  
Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Batavia
Prince Alexander of the Netherlands brings Holmes and Watson into a case involving a plot to steal the throne, a rejected marriage proposal, and an attempted poisoning.  
Novel, 222 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Robert Hale UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0719816114 / 9780719816116  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032929 $22.95
Laurence, Janet  
Ursula Grandison #2: A Fatal Freedom
London, 1903: American Ursula Grandison and police detective turned private investigator Thomas Jackman team up to try to save an innocent woman from the noose.  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Mystery Press UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0750963026 / 9780750963022  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032939 $17.95
Leather, Stephen  
The Eight Curious Cases of Inspector Zhang
When there's a crime that baffles the Singapore police, they turn to Inspector Zhang, a top detective and a fan of detective fiction. Assisted by the inexperienced Sergeant Leaa, Zhang solves brain-teasing cases.
    Contents
  • Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish
  • Inspector Zhang and the Falling Woman
  • Inspector Zhang and the Dead Thai Gangster
  • Inspector Zhang and the Perfect Alibi
  • Inspector Zhang and the Hotel Guest
  • Inspector Zhang and the Disappearing Drugs
  • Inspector Zhang Goes to Harrogate
  • Inspector Zhang and the Island of the Dead
 
Collection, 268 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Monsoon - 2014 - ISBN: 9814625000 / 9789814625005  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033091 $16.95
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #08: Fatal Remedies
A sudden act of vandalism shatters the quiet of the Venetian dawn; Commissario Brunetti is shocked to find that the culprit is a member of his family. Meanwhile, his superiors pressure him to solve a daring robbery with connections to a suspicious death.  
Novel, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 0802124364 / 9780802124364  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033003 $14.00
Lindsay, Jeff  
Billy Knight #2: Red Tide
When ex-cop Billy Knight discovers a dead body floating in the Gulf of Mexico, he is drawn into a deadly plot of dark magic and profound evil, and sets out to right the wrongs the police won't.  
Novel, 222 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Diversion - 2015 - ISBN: 1626817219 / 9781626817210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033023 $15.95
MacLeod, Torquil  
Anita Sundstrom #2: Murder in Malmo
Sidelined after a deadly mixup in a high-profile case, Inspector Sundstrom is assigned to find a stolen painting. But when two prominent businessmen are murdered, she finds herself back in the action.  
Novel, 316 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
McNidder & Grace - 2015 - ISBN: 0857161148 / 9780857161147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032962 $14.95
MacNeal, Susan Elia  
Maggie Hope #5: Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
December 1941: Posing as Churchill's typist, special agent Maggie Hope accompanies him to Washington, DC. When one of Eleanor Roosevelt's aides is murdered and the First Lady is implicated in the crime, Maggie investigates discreetly.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 326 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 0804178704 / 9780804178709  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032866 $15.00
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #21: False Scent
Inspector Alleyn investigates when Mary Bellamy, sweetheart of the London stage, somehow sprays herself with deadly insecticide instead of her favorite perfume.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1960)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940198 / 9781631940194  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031410 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #22: Hand in Glove
No one could doubt that Mr. Pyke was genuinely distraught to hear that his neighbor Harry Cartell had turned up dead in a ditch. But how did Mr. Pyke come to write the letter of condolence before the body was found? And how did boring, stuffy Mr. Cartell inspire such violence?  
Novel, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1962)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940228 / 9781631940224  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031411 $14.95


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