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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Mäki, Reijo  
Jussi Vares: The Sheriff
In the coastal city of Turku, the mutilated body of a man wearing only a bridal veil is discovered in a backyard swing; a woman is dead inside the house. When the murders go unsolved, Jussi Vares is hired. The case takes the wisecracking PI and his friends deep inside the Turku underworld.  
Novel, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Ice Cold Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1937241092 / 9781937241094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033959 $13.95
Marr, Andrew  
Head of State
2017: The United Kingdom is on the verge of a referendum that will determine, once and for all, if the country remains a member of the European Union. Unknown to all but a handful of the Prime Minister's innermost circle, there is a secret at the very heart of government that could change everything in an instant. A ruthlessly determined group will stop at nothing - including murder - to prevent that from happening.  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Overlook - ISBN: 146831257X / 9781468312577  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033293 $16.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #25: Clutch of Constables
Inspector Alleyn's wife, painter Agatha Troy, is fond of the paintings of John Constable, and jumps at the chance to take a river cruise through the part of England he painted. Her enthusiasm dims a little when she learns the ticket became available because a previous passenger was murdered in his cabin - it seems by a notorious international art thief.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1968)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2015 - ISBN: 1631940422 / 9781631940422  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033059 $14.95
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
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
May, Peter  
Lewis #3: The Chessmen
When a loch drains abruptly, revealing a mud-encased airplane, Fin Macleod and poacher Whistler Macaskill realize what they'll find inside - the body of Roddy Mackenzie, whose flight disappeared years ago. But Fin can't help noticing that Whistler's face registers something other than shock. What secret has Whistler been hiding?  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Quercus - 2016 - ISBN: 1623657156 / 9781623657154  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032496 $14.99
McBain, Ed (aka Collins, Hunt)  
Cut Me In (alternate title: The Proposition
A literary agent finds his partner shot to death, the office safe wide open, and a valuable contract missing. But was he killed for the contract, for his ruthless business practices, or for his roving eye for the ladies?  
Novel, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1955)  
Hard Case Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1783294450 / 9781783294459  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033809 $9.95
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
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Hill & Jordan #9: Splinter the Silence
Outspoken women are being viciously bullied on the internet. For some, it proves too much to bear, and they begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care - until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher.  
Novel, 388 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Atlantic Monthly - 2015 - ISBN: 0802124089 / 9780802124081  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032997 $26.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Karen Pirie #2: The Skeleton Road
Edinburgh: Builders converting a Victorian building into luxury flats are surprised to find human remains. To identify the corpse, cold case detective Karen Pirie will need to dig deep into the tragic history of the Balkans, to war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and their consequences.  
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grove - 2015 - ISBN: 0802124216 / 9780802124210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033010 $15.00
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
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, 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
Medieval Murderers (Maitland, Karen / Gregory, Susanna / Knight, Bernard / Gooden, Philip / Morson, Ian / Jecks, Michael / Beaufort, Simon)  
The Deadliest Sin
1348 CE: When a group of pilgrims are forced to seek shelter at an inn, their host dares them to tell their stories of sins. Tales of lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy, and pride follow.  
Anthology, 470 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Simon & Schuster UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1471114384 / 9781471114380  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033857 $16.00
Medieval Murderers (Morson, Ian / Knight, Bernard / Gooden, Philip / Maitland, Karen / Gregory, Susanna / Beaufort, Simon)  
The False Virgin
Seven linked mysteries. 848 CE: Bernwyn of Lythe chose to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ, and was murdered in a chapel. St. Bernwyn comes to be regarded as the patron saint of those suffering certain diseases, and many visit her shrines. But it seems anywhere she is venerated, bitter rivalry breaks out. Why? What if she was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else?  
Anthology, 422 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Simon & Schuster UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1471114341 / 9781471114342  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033856 $13.95
Medieval Murderers (Morson, Ian / Knight, Bernard / Gooden, Philip / Maitland, Karen / Gregory, Susanna)  
The First Murder
Six linked mysteries. Beginning in 1199, a play is performed throughout the ages in many guises; after each performance, bad luck and death seem to follow those involved in each production.  
Anthology, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Simon & Schuster UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1849837384 / 9781849837385  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033855 $9.99
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
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


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