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Newsletter 113
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Oates, Joyce Carol  
Jack of Spades
When a venerated mystery writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange woman from his small town, his life and sanity begin to unravel.  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2016 - ISBN: 0802125050 / 9780802125057  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034292 $15.00
Oliver, Jonathan (editor) / Moore, David (editor)  
alt.sherlock.holmes
The Great Detective travels through time to master three new mysteries.
    Contents
  • A Scandal in Hobohemia == Jamie Wyman
  • All the Single Ladies == Gini Koch
  • The Power of Media == Glen Mehn
 
Anthology, 414 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Abaddon - 2016 - ISBN: 1781084246 / 9781781084243  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034178 $9.99
Oliver, Lauren  
Curiosity House #1: The Shrunken Head
Ages 8 and up. When the Amazonian shrunken head is stolen from Dumfrey's Dime Museum, orphans Philippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are determined to get it back. Their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
 
Novel, 362 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062270826 / 9780062270825  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034423 $6.99
Orullian, Peter  
Vault of Heaven #2: Trial of Intentions
The Veil has become weak, and creatures of Nightmare have come through. To fight them, the races of men must form a great alliance, but there is dissent. Tahn Junell, who has faced the unspeakable horde in battle, see something else at work, and wonders about the nature of the creatures. He goes to a place of science, thinking perhaps he can find a way to prevent war. And his choices may reshape a world.  
Novel, 766 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765364700 / 9780765364708  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033726 $9.99
Parker, K.J. (aka Holt, Tom)  
The Devil You Know
The greatest philosopher of all time is offering his soul to the Devil. All he wants is twenty more years to complete his life's work. But the assistant demon assigned to the case has his suspicions, because the man is also the greatest liar, trickster, and cheat the world has yet known. He's almost certainly up to something, but what?  
Novella, 124 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765387891 / 9780765387899  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033646 $10.99
Parker, Robert B. - of interest: Atkins, Ace  
Spenser #44: Kickback
Judge Joe Scali is leading a 'zero tolerance for minors' movement. But a woman whose son is doing time for setting up a prank Twitter account isn't buying Scali's line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.  
Novel, 380 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0425278875 / 9780425278871  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033436 $9.99
Parra, Nancy J. (aka CoCo, Nancy)  
Perfect Proposals #3: Newlywed Dead
When the bartender at her sister's wedding drops dead from a lethal nightcap, the authorities think it's a tragic accident, but Pepper suspects murder.  
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425270378 / 9780425270370  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033441 $7.99
Pattison, Eliot  
Duncan McCallum #4: Blood of the Oak
1765: Duncan McCallum investigates ritualistic murders that are strangely connected to both the theft of an Iroquois artifact and a series of murders and kidnappings in the network of runners supporting the recently formed Committees of Correspondence.  
Novel, 417 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Counterpoint - 2016 - ISBN: 1619026155 / 9781619026155  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034276 $26.00
Pearl, Matthew  
The Last Bookaneer
In the 19th century, when US copyright laws did not protect foreign authors, US publishers reaped enormous profits selling books without compensating the authors. With a new international treaty about to put an end to this windfall, a pair of literary pirates set out for the island of Samoa to get their hands on Robert Louis Stevenson's final manuscript.  
Novel, 386 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0143108093 / 9780143108092  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033516 $16.00
Pearlman, Robb  
I Left You a Present
Full color. Humorous captioned dog photos.  
Humor, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Cider Mill - 2016 - ISBN: 1604336080 / 9781604336085  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034025 $9.95
Pelecanos, George  
The Martini Shot
Short crime fiction, including an original novella and seven stories (six reprints, one original).
    Contents
  • The Confidential Informant
  • Chosen
  • String Music
  • When You're Hungry
  • Miss Mary's Room
  • Plastic Paddy
  • The Dead Their Eyes Implore Us
  • The Martini Shot
  • Acknowledgments
 
Collection, 293 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Back Bay - 2016 - ISBN: 0316284386 / 9780316284387  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032503 $14.99
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #30: The Angel Court Affair
Thomas Pitt thinks playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain, is a waste of Special Branch's time. But when the woman is kidnapped, and two of her companions are murdered, Pitt learns that the message the woman was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew.  
Novel, 273 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ballantine - 2016 - ISBN: 0553391372 / 9780553391374  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034565 $16.00
Persson, Leif G.W.  
Evert Backstrom: Linda, As in the Linda Murder
When a police cadet is found raped and murdered in her mother's apartment in a sleepy town, bureaucratic mixups send Backstrom and his Murder Squad into the countryside to solve the case.  
Novel, 466 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2016 - ISBN: 0307907651 / 9780307907653  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034559 $17.00
Pierce, Tamora  
Immortals #1: Wild Magic
Ages 12 and up. Thirteen-year-old Daine learns that her connection with animals is more than a knack - it's magic. She takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, and studies magic with master mage Numair. Now it's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an attack by the terrifying Immortals.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 344 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
Atheneum - 2015 - ISBN: 1481440225 / 9781481440226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033529 $10.99
Pierce, Tamora  
Song of the Lioness #3: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Ages 12 and up. Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in Tortall's vast desert. Captured by fierce desert dwellers and forced to prove herself in a duel to the death, she becomes the tribe's first female shaman. Now she must fight to change the ancient customs of the desert tribes - for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall.  
Novel, 268 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Atheneum - 2014 - ISBN: 1442427655 / 9781442427655  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030203 $10.99
Pini, Wendy / Pini, Richard  
ElfQuest: The Final Quest Volume 2
Sunstream finally fulfills his destiny and becomes the psychic link among all the elfin tribes scattered across the world of Two Moons. But a devastating secret, long hidden in plain sight, is also moving into the open.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2016 - ISBN: 161655410X / 9781616554101  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034486 $17.99
Pollock, Tom  
Skyscraper Throne #1: The City's Son
Ages 12 and up. Teenage graffiti artist Beth is looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius, the ragged crown prince of London's underworld - where glassy spiders steal voices on telephone wires, railwraiths terrorize the train tubes, and deadly scaffwolves stalk the shadows - and is caught up in his battle against Reach, the malign god of demolition, who is destroying the creatures of hidden London to lay claim to the skyscraper throne.  
Novel, 401 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Jo Fletcher - 2016 - ISBN: 1623659361 / 9781623659363  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034111 $12.99
Posey, Jay  
Outriders #1: Outriders
A daring hostage rescue by the Outriders uncovers intel about an imminent terrorist attack, but despite their warnings, the attack goes off unhindered. And when they learn the reasons why, the Outriders find themselves tasked with stopping a war that hasn't started yet.  
Novel, 441 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857664514 / 9780857664518  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034528 $7.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld YA: Tiffany Aching #2: A Hat Full of Sky
Ages 12 and up. As witch-in-training Tiffany Aching pursues her calling (who knew it would involve so many chores?), a sinister monster pursues her, and neither Mistress Weatherwax nor the Nac Mac Feegle can defeat it. When the monster strikes, Tiffany will have to save herself - if she can be saved at all.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2005 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (entire series)

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 361 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062435272 / 9780062435279  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033259 $9.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld YA: Tiffany Aching #4: I Shall Wear Midnight
Ages 12 and up. Young witch Tiffany Aching faces an insidious new foe who whispers threats of violence and quietly unleashes havoc. Along with her allies, the Nac Mac Feegle, Tiffany may know evil when she sees it, but where does evil start, and where - and how - does it end?

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2010 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy
♦  Finalist for the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (entire series)

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 451 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062435299 / 9780062435293  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033261 $9.99
Priest, Cherie  
I Am Princess X
Ages 12 and up. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and Princess X had all the adventures their young imaginations could conjure. Then the car Libby was in went off a bridge, and Princess X died with her. Years later, May is sixteen when she sees a Princess X sticker in a Seattle shop window, and learns about the Princess X webcomic. She discovers disturbing similarities between Libby's story and the comic. Only one person could have started this phenomenon: Libby.  
Novel, 230 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 1338032356 / 9781338032352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034442 $10.99
Pulley, Natasha  
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
1884: Thaniel enters his London apartment to find a new watch on his pillow. Six months later, when the watch saves his life, warning him of a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker - Mori, a Japanese immigrant who remembers the future.  
Novel, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bloomsbury - 2016 - ISBN: 1620408341 / 9781620408346  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033671 $16.00
Quinn, Spencer (aka Abrahams, Peter)  
Bowser & Birdie #1: Woof
Ages 8 and up. When her grammy's stuffed prize marlin is stolen, and a rumor springs up that it's linked to a missing treasure, young Birdie and her dog Bowser start digging into the mystery. There is danger brewing in the Louisiana swamp - Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the sweat on humans when they're lying. And when danger comes straight for Birdie, Bowser knows it's up to him to sic 'em.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Children's/ Young Adult
 
Novel, 293 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545643325 / 9780545643320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034448 $7.99
Quinn, Spencer (aka Abrahams, Peter)  
Bowser & Birdie #2: Arf
Ages 8 and up. Bowser has questions. Why is Birdie looking worried? Who broke into their house? Why is the new girl in town digging into the mystery of what happened to Birdie's dad, a policeman killed in the line of duty? Bowser better keep his ears perked and his paws ready, because a cold case is heating up.  
Novel, 293 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545643341 / 9780545643344  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034447 $16.99
Reichs, Kathy / Reichs, Brendan  
Virals #5: Terminal
Ages 10 and up. Tory and her team track a pack of rogue Virals who have gained the attention of a shadowy government group intent on learning the secret of their powers.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Puffin - 2016 - ISBN: 0147517869 / 9780147517869  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033956 $10.99


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