Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 112
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author
Ryan, Sofie (aka Kelly, Sofie)
Second Chance Cat #3: A Whisker of Trouble
Sarah was hoping for some fabulous finds from the estate of collector Edison Hall. She wasn't expecting her cat Elvis to find a dead appraiser in the kitchen. And when Edison's sister hires Charlotte's Angels to investigate, Sarah knows she and Elvis will be getting deeper into the case.
Novel, 319 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition
Charlie Fox teaches self-defense to women, passing on the finer points of roundhouse kicks, running like hell, and breaking a cheekbone when necessary. Her skills come in handy when a rapist appears to be targeting battered women at a shelter.
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)
Charlie agrees to dog-sit for a friend, only to find that the housing complex is being terrorized by gangs. The residents have hired a security firm whose bully-boy tactics aren't much better. But to help the residents, Charlie is going to have to learn a tough lesson: to trust somebody.
Novel, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)
Einsbaden Manor trains bodyguards in Germany, because the UK government takes a dim view of some of the techniques taught. With her background, Charlie doesn't need the lessons, but she does need to figure out why an old friend ended his studies there with bullets in his back - and how to finish the course without following his example.
Novel, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)
As the game gets tougher for both the authorities and the criminals, Detective Lieutenant Kari Takamaki and his team are put on the defensive. But how do a Finnish gangster living in Bangkok and a Helsinki rape victim fit into the picture?
19th-century Brighton, England: Spirit mediums are all the fashion, especially Miss Eustace, a psychic who claims to produce apparitions of the dead, and Mr. Bradley, a self-proclaimed spirit healer. Mina Scarletti is determined to expose them as frauds. When her campaign backfires, adding to Miss Eustace's fame, Mina and her brother Richard turn to desperate methods to reveal the truth.
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition
Mystery Press UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0750960507 / 9780750960502
Book Condition: New.
White, Randy Wayne
Doc Ford #22: Cuba Straits
Doc's old friend General Juan Rivera has obtained letters written by Fidel Castro in the early 1960s. When Rivera and the man he sold the letters to both disappear, Doc investigates, convinced the letters contain a secret that some powerful person or agency wants to keep hidden.
Novel, 371 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0425280098 / 9780425280096
Book Condition: New.
Wishnia, Kenneth (editor)
Thirty-three tales of crime and other dark deeds, exploring such issues as the Holocaust and its effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the 20th-century US, and the dark side of the Diaspora.
Devil for a Witch == R.S. Brenner
The Sacrifice of Isaac == Steven Wishnia
Living Underwater == B.K. Stevens
Quack and Dwight == Travis Richardson
The Golden Land
A Simkhe (A Celebration) == Yente Serdatsky
Trajectories == Marge Piercy
Lost Pages from the Book of Judith == Kenneth Wishnia
The Legacy == Wendy Hornsby
Night and Fog
Blood Diamonds == Melissa Yi
The Flowers of Shanghai == S.J. Rozan
Feeding the Crocodile == Moe Prager
Good Morning, Jerusalem == Michael J. Cooper
L'Dor V'Dor (from Generation to Generation)
Some You Lose == Nancy Richler
Baruch Dayan Emet (Blessed Is the True Judge) == M. Dante
Yahrzeit Candle == Stephen Jay Schwartz
Nakhshon == Robert Lopresti
One of Them == Alan Orloff
Silver Alert == S.A. Solomon
Her Daughter's Bat Mitzvah: A Mother Talks to the Rabbi == Adam D. Fisher
Sucker's Game == Michele Lang
Jewish Easter == David Liss
The Golem of Jericho == Jonathan Santlofer
Your Judaism == Tasha Kaminsky
Kaffee Mit Schlock
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die == Charles Ardai
Errands == Gary Phillips
Doc's Oscar == Eddie Muller
Everything is Bashert == Heywood Gould
The Drop == Alan Gordon
Twisted Shikse == Jedediah Ayres
All Other Nights == Jason Starr
Something's Not Right == Dave Zeltserman
Idle Thoughts, Fifty-Four Years Later == Harlan Ellison
Final Shtick == Harlan Ellison
Awards: ♦ Finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection