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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #26: When in Rome
1968: Inspector Alleyn, in Rome assisting the Italian police with an international drug-smuggling case, winds up investigating when a member of a tourist group is murdered.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1970)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940449 / 9781631940446  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033060 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #27: Tied Up in Tinsel
1972: Agatha Troy is painting the host of a country house Christmas party, and enjoying the local holiday pageant. Then one of the players disappears. Was one of the eccentric guests involved? Or one of the servants, all recent prison parolees? Luckily, Agatha's husband Inspector Alleyn arrives to wrap up the questions.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1973 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1972)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940465 / 9781631940460  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033061 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #28: Black As He's Painted
Inspector Alleyn's old school chum, 'the Boomer', is now president of the new African nation of Ng'ombwana. For his official visit to London, he insists that Alleyn handle his security. When the Ng'ombwanan ambassador is killed, Alleyn investigates with some assistance from rescued cat Lucy Lockett, who proves extremely adept at finding clues.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940481 / 9781631940484  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033062 $14.95
Marston, Edward  
Home Front Detective #3: Five Dead Canaries
1916: Five women munitions workers are celebrating a birthday; when all but one are killed in an explosion, Scotland Yard suggests it's the work of a German spy, but Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy suspect the killer is a local.  
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0749016426 / 9780749016425  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028870 $16.95
Marston, Edward  
Robert Colbeck #10: Peril on the Royal Train
1858: Torn-up tracks have forced a train off the rails and into a lake near the Scottish border. As Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming investigate, what looked like sabotage by a rival company may in fact be a conspiracy targeting the Queen and Prince Consort en route to Balmoral.  
Novel, 348 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0749012498 / 9780749012496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027552 $16.95
Matronic, Ana  
Robot Universe
Performer, visual artist, and lifelong robot fan Ana Matronic looks at legendary automatons and androids from ancient history to the distant future. Full color throughout.  
Nonfiction, 224 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Sterling - 2015 - ISBN: 1454918217 / 9781454918219  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New033889 $19.95
Mattich, Alen  
Marko della Torre #1: Zagreb Cowboy
Yugoslavia, 1991: The State is crumbling, and in the midst of the political chaos, secret policeman Marko della Torre has been working both sides of the law. With hired Bosnian thugs trying to kill him, della Torre has to run for it.  
Novel, 362 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Spiderline - 2012 - ISBN: 1770891080 / 9781770891081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033903 $15.95
Mattich, Alen  
Marko della Torre #2: Killing Pilgrim
1991: Croatia and Slovenia have officially declared independence from Yugoslavia, and war is imminent. Marko della Torre gets caught in a web woven by the CIA and Croat nationalists: they want him to make contact with the man who assassinated the former prime minister of Sweden.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for Canada's 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 427 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Spiderline - 2014 - ISBN: 1770891099 / 9781770891098  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033919 $15.95
McClellan, Brian  
Powder Mage #3: The Autumn Republic
The capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. Field Marshal Tamas' son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. With the Kez bearing down upon them, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son. And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 577 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316219118 / 9780316219112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032458 $15.99
McCoy, Max  
Ophelia Wylde #3: Giving Up the Ghost
When telegraph keys across the country begin bursting into flames and chattering ghostly nonsense, sleuthing psychic Ophelia Wylde investigates. Are the mishaps messages from beyond? Is there a connection to the poisoning of a telegraph operator?  
Novel, 247 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 0758281978 / 9780758281975  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029607 $7.99
McDougall, Sophia  
Alice Dare #1: Mars Evacuees
Ages 8 and up. On Earth, the war with the invading aliens is not going well, and the ice caps are expanding. A select group of kids, including twelve-year-old Alice Dare, are being evacuated to Mars. When the adults disappear, the kids must face down an alien named Thsaaa, and Alice and her friends must save the galaxy.  
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062294008 / 9780062294005  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033610 $7.99
McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)  
Indexing #2: Reflections
The struggle against not-so-charming storybook narratives isn't the only thing complicating Henry's life: she's dealing with her unwanted status as a Snow White, a potentially dangerous Pied Piper, and a troublesome wicked stepsister. But when a twisted, vicious Cinderella breaks out of prison and wreaks havoc, things go from disenchanted to deadly.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2015 - ISBN: 1503947742 / 9781503947740  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033893 $14.95
McKevett, G.A.  
Savannah Reid #20: Killer Gourmet
Plus-sized PI Savannah Reid's friends Ryan and John have opened a chic new restaurant, and hired a temperamental but talented chef. When he ends up sliced and diced in the kitchen, Savannah has her work cut out for her: the cantankerous chef had made plenty of enemies.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 0758276583 / 9780758276582  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033851 $7.99
McKillip, Patricia A.  
Kingfisher
Pierce has been hidden away by his sorceress mother, until the day she tells him the truth about about their past in Severluna. As Pierce journeys to Severluna, he learns that things are changing there. Ancient magic is on the rise. The immensely powerful artifact of an ancient god has come to light, and the king is gathering his knights to quest for it.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
 
Novel, 346 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425271765 / 9780425271766  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033458 $27.00
McKinlay, Jenn  
Hat Shop #4: Copy Cap Murder
Scarlett is excited about attending her first Bonfire Night, until the effigy of Guy Fawkes turns out to be a murder victim - their friend Harrison's office rival.  
Novel, 282 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425279588 / 9780425279588  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033373 $7.99
McLean, Peter  
Burned Man #1: Drake
Forced to carry out one more hit to clear his gambling debt to a demon, Don Drake unwittingly kills an innocent child and brings the Furies down upon himself. Rescued by Trixie, an almost-fallen angel, Don must foil Lucifer's plan to complete Trixie's fall, and keep an imprisoned archdemon from breaking free and wreaking havoc.  
Novel, 314 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665111 / 9780857665119  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033783 $7.99
McLean, Russel D.  
J. McNee #5: Cry Uncle
Working undercover on behalf of the police, Dundee PI J. McNee is tasked with getting close to gangster David Burns to uncover his secrets. As Burns' new right-hand man, McNee is expected to follow orders and get his hands dirty. Caught in the middle of a vicious turf war, McNee will have to change the rules to survive.  
Novel, 198 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Severn House - 2015 - ISBN: 1847515657 / 9781847515650  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031833 $17.95
Messinger, Holly  
The Curse of Jacob Tracy
St. Louis, 1880: Ever since he nearly died on the battlefield at Antietam, Trace can see ghosts. When a wealthy English woman hires him to retrieve a legacy from a nearby town, the errand proves far more sinister than advertised.  
Novel, 308 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 1250038987 / 9781250038982  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027067 $25.99
Mizushima, Margaret  
Timber Creek #1: Killing Trail
When a girl is found dead in the Colorado mountains, Officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are assigned to the case. The more they investigate, the more Mattie realizes how many secrets her hometown holds.  
Novel, 311 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Crooked Land - 2015 - ISBN: 1629534862 / 9781629534862  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033920 $14.99
Moon, D.B.  
He's Either Dead or in St. Paul
Signed by the author on the title page. Saint Paul, 1928: Thugs Sly and Eightball betray their boss, form an uneasy alliance, and kidnap a priest, hoping he can decipher a mysterious document they hope will lead them to riches beyond their dreams. The mob and a crooked cop are out for blood, and will do everything in their power to stop them.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Three Waters - 2015 - ISBN: 1942930135 / 9781942930136  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033199 $16.95
Moorcock, Michael  
Sanctuary of the White Friars #1: The Whispering Swarm
A tale, both fantastical and autobiographical, that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London in the years after World War II.  
Novel, 480 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765324806 / 9780765324801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032593 $17.99
Moorcock, Michael - of interest: Gardiner, Jeff  
The Law of Chaos: The Multiverse of Michael Moorcock
A reader's guide to the life and achievements of Michael Moorcock, from his early fantasies to his later philosophical novels.  
Nonfiction, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Headpress - 2015 - ISBN: 190939419X / 9781909394193  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033131 $19.95
Mrazek, Robert J.  
Vaughan & Macaulay #2: The Bone Hunters
Missing since World War II, the remains of Peking Man have now inspired a new religion in China. Fighting to keep the religion from taking hold, the Chinese government dispatches operatives to find and destroy the remains. But the US government has its own team on the hunt.  
Novel, 403 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Signet - 2015 - ISBN: 0451468732 / 9780451468734  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032414 $9.99
Mugavero, Liz (aka Conte, Cate)  
Pawsitively Organic #4: Murder Most Finicky
A celebrity pastry chef has helped Stan open her pet pastry shop in Frog Ledge. When he invites Stan to an event he's hosting for his independent chefs, the gourmet getaway turns sour when one chef is killed and another goes missing. Includes pet treat recipes.  
Novel, 341 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1496700171 / 9781496700179  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033846 $7.99
Munroe, Randall  
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Have you ever tried to read up on something, only to find yourself faced with incomprehensible terminology? What if you had something that could clearly explain it using simple words? Using line drawings and common words, Munroe (creator of webcomic xkcd) provides simple explanations for some of the world's most interesting things, explaining where they come from, how they work, what they look like if you open them up, and more.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Does what the title says, delightfully!  
Nonfiction, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015 - ISBN: 0544668251 / 9780544668256  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033043 $24.95


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