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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Sharp, Zoë  
Charlie Fox #03: Hard Knocks
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)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940767 / 9781631940767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033754 $14.95
Shelton, Paige  
Dangerous Type #1: To Helvetica and Back
Clare and her grandfather Chester repair old typewriters and restore old books. When a stranger demands the antique typewriter they're repairing, then turns up dead in an alley, Clare wonders: what makes a typewriter worth killing for?  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425277259 / 9780425277256  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033376 $7.99
Simenon, Georges  
The Blue Room
Tony and Andree have no rules when they meet in the blue room at the hotel. Their affair is intoxicating and passionate, but soon turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape.  
Novel, 156 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1964)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 014139904X / 9780141399041  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033522 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #19: Maigret (alternate title: Maigret Returns)
Now retired, Maigret returns to Paris to defend a younger colleague who is being framed for murder. When the colleague turns up dead, Maigret is forced to return to his vocation to solve the homicides.  
Novel, 140 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1934)  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0141397047 / 9780141397047  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032293 $11.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #20: Cecile is Dead (alternate title: Maigret and the Spinster)
A young woman will not leave Maigret alone, arriving at the squad's door every week with a new crime to report, all falling on deaf ears. So when her aunt is murdered, will anyone believe her? Will she be next?  
Novel, 179 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1942)  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0141397055 / 9780141397054  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032294 $11.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #21: The Cellars of the Majestic (alternate title: Maigret and the Hotel Majestic)
When a wealthy American's wife is found strangled in the basement of a luxury hotel, Maigret's inquiries take him from the hotel's endless corridors to the countryside of the Bois de Boulogne and sun-drenched Cannes, into a world of prostitution, drug addiction, and blackmail.  
Novel, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1942)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 024118844X / 9780241188446  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032295 $11.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #22: The Judge's House (alternate title: Maigret in Exile)
Having offended his superiors, Maigret has been exiled to a remote province. It's dull there, until a murder occurs.  
Novel, 162 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1942)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188458 / 9780241188453  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033523 $11.00
Sipila, Jarkko  
Helsinki Homicide: Behind Closed Doors
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?  
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Ice Cold Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1937241106 / 9781937241100  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033958 $13.95
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #10: The Revolving Door of Life
The eccentric folks of number 44 continue their improbable adventures. Matthew and Elspeth forge ahead with parenting their energetic triplets; young Bertie finds new ways to outwit his domineering mum; Big Lou continues his search for love; and Angus, Domenica, and Cyril the dog settle into the routines of newlywed life.  
Novel, 282 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2016 - ISBN: 1101971916 / 9781101971918  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033814 $15.00
Starr, Mel  
Hugh de Singleton #7: Ashes to Ashes
The morning after the Midsummer's Eve bonfire, tenants collecting the ashes to spread on their fields find burned bones. The bones turn out to belong to the missing bailiff from a nearby manor. Was he slain by an angry tenant, or is there a different reason for his murder?  
Novel, 213 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Lion UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1782641335 / 9781782641339  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033140 $14.99
Stewart, Fran  
ScotShop #2: A Wee Dose of Death
Business is booming at Peggy's Vermont ScotShop, but she's at her wit's end trying to keep her 14th-century ghostly companion Dirk in line. When a local professor is murdered, they must set aside their differences to find a killer.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425270327 / 9780425270325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033377 $7.99
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #06: City of Flaming Shadows / King of the Fleshless Legion
City of Flaming Shadows: When the 'Darkness' falls upon New York City, the Spider battles to save a populace praying for his destruction.

King of the Fleshless Legion: The Spider is blamed for the crimes of a deadly double, while he struggles to save the city from an epidemic perpetrated by the Skull.  
Omnibus, 141 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2015 - ISBN: 1608771733 / 9781608771738  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033225 $14.95
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #07: The Flame Master / Green Globes of Death
The Flame Master: Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to save his beloved city.

Green Globes of Death: The Fly and his murderous butchers return.  
Omnibus, 141 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1935 / 1936)  
Sanctum Books - 2015 - ISBN: 1608771792 / 9781608771790  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033226 $14.95
Stratford, Jordan  
Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #1: The Case of the Missing Moonstone
Ages 8 and up. 1826: Brilliant eleven-year-old Lady Ada Byron and astute, adventurous fourteen-year-old Mary Godwin form a detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.  
Novel, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Yearling - 2016 - ISBN: 0385754434 / 9780385754439  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033829 $6.99
Stratmann, Linda  
Mina Scarletti #1: Mr. Scarletti's Ghost
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.  
Already Received   ID: #New033929 $16.95
Sue, Eugene  
The Mysteries of Paris
New translation of a wildly popular 19th-century French serial novel, the suspenseful story of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble heart and shadowy origins, in a Paris where, despite the gulf between them, the fortunes of the rich and the poor are inextricably tangled.  
Novel, 1365 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (new translation of a serial novel originally published in 1842-1843)  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143107127 / 9780143107125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032308 $30.00
Tremel, Joyce  
Brewing Trouble #1: To Brew or Not to Brew
Maxine O'Hara is getting ready to open a craft brew pub in a newly revitalized section of Pittsburgh, but there's trouble on tap. First it's sabotage, then Max finds her assistant brewmaster and chef strangled in one of the vats. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425277690 / 9780425277690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032421 $7.99
Vallere, Diane  
Costume Shop #1: A Disguise to Die For
Margo's shop supplies forty costumes for a wealthy man's detective-themed birthday bash. The Sherlock Holmes costume is to die for - literally - when the man wearing it is found dead, and party planner Ebony Welles is accused of the crime. Includes recipes and costume ideas.  
Novel, 283 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 042527828X / 9780425278284  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033398 $7.99
Wait, Lea  
Mainely Needlepoint #3: Thread and Gone
A recently discovered piece of needlepoint, possibly stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, needs to be protected, but it's a holiday, so Angie has her family lawyer lock it in her office safe. Then the lawyer is found dead, the safe open and ransacked.  
Novel, 289 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1617730084 / 9781617730085  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033844 $7.99
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.  
Already Received   ID: #New033386 $9.99
Williams, Timothy  
Anne Marie Laveaud #2: The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe
1990: When the naked body of a white woman is discovered on a Guadeloupe beach, judge Anne Marie Laveaud is assigned to investigate. As always, the story of a murdered white woman attracts international media attention, and the pressure is on to solve the case before the publicity affects tourism.  
Novel, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Soho Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1616956224 / 9781616956226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033808 $15.95
Wishnia, Kenneth (editor)  
Jewish Noir
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.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Bitter Herbs
  • 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
    Suburban Sprawl
  • 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
    Vintage Reprint
  • Idle Thoughts, Fifty-Four Years Later == Harlan Ellison
  • Final Shtick == Harlan Ellison
  • Contributors


Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection
 
Anthology, 410 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PM Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1629631116 / 9781629631110  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032911 $17.95
Worsley, Lucy  
The Art of the English Murder (UK title: A Very British Murder)
Worsley looks at English crimes and crime fiction, and the English obsession with murder.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction
 
Nonfiction, 312 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Pegasus - 2015 - ISBN: 1605989096 / 9781605989099  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031849 $15.95
Wynne, Anthony  
Murder of a Lady (alternate title: The Silver Scale Mystery)
Mary Gregor was stabbed to death in her bedroom at Duchlan castle, but the room was locked from within, and the windows are barred. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. Then more deaths, equally impossible, occur. Luckily for Dundas, gifted amateur sleuth Eustace Hailey is on the scene to lend a hand.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1931)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 146420571X / 9781464205712  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033314 $12.95
Zander, Joakim  
The Swimmer
A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew, who has accidentally seen a laptop containing information so sensitive that some will kill to keep it hidden.  
Novel, 417 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062337262 / 9780062337269  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033567 $15.99


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