Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 112
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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)