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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Lansdale, Joe R.  
Hap & Leonard: Hap and Leonard
All the short stories and tall tales about crime-fighting duo Hap Collins, a liberal good ol' boy, and Leonard Pine, a conservative gay black Vietnam veteran.
    Contents
  • An Appreciation of Joe R. Lansdale == Michael Koryta
  • Hyenas
  • Veil's Visit == written with Andrew Vachss
  • Death by Chili
  • Dead Aim
  • The Boy Who Became Invisible
  • Not Our Kind
  • Bent Twig
  • Joe R. Lansdale Interviews Hap Collins and Leonard Pine
  • The Care and Feeding and Raising Up of Hap and Leonard
 
Collection, 230 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2016 - ISBN: 1616961910 / 9781616961916  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034282 $15.95
Larson, Nathan (editor) / Edenborg, Carl-Michael (editor)  
Stockholm Noir
Thirteen original crime stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction
    Part I: Crime & Punishment
  • Stairway from Heaven == Åke Edwardson
  • Still in Kallhäll == Johan Theorin
  • The Smugglers == Martin Holmén
  • The Splendors and Miseries of a Swedish Crime Writer == Malte Persson
  • Horse == Anna-Karin Selberg
    Part II: Fear & Darkness
  • From the Remains == Inger Edelfeldt
  • Northbound == Lina Wolff
  • Kim == Torbjörn Elensky
  • Black Ice == Inger Frimansson
    Part III: The Brutality of Beasts
  • The Wahlberg Disease == Carl Johan De Geer
  • Nineteen Pieces == Carl-Michael Edenborg
  • Death Star == Unni Drougge
  • 10/09/03 == Nathan Larson
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 250 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Akashic - 2016 - ISBN: 1617752975 / 9781617752971  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032955 $15.95
Lawton, John  
Sweet Sunday
1969: When New York PI Turner Raines discovers that his oldest friend is dead, the trail of his friend's death leads Raines back to Texas, and into the path of people who know about secret goings-on in Vietnam, stories they may now be willing to tell. Lucky for Raines, he's a good listener.  
Novel, 267 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grove - 2016 - ISBN: 0802124232 / 9780802124234  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034286 $15.00
Le Guin, Ursula K.  
Late in the Day: Poems 2010 - 2014
Fifty-one poems by the award-winning sf and fantasy writer.  
Collection, 86 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
PM Press - 2016 - ISBN: 1629631221 / 9781629631226  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032906 $18.95
Lee, Earl  
The Unkindness of Ravens
1859: As General Lee's army retreats from the combined British, Colonial, and Federal forces, a futuristic time bomb goes off that creates overlapping realities from the 19th through the 24th centuries.  
Novel, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
See Sharp - 2016 - ISBN: 1937276805 / 9781937276805  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032903 $14.95
Lee, Tanith  
Birthgrave #3: Hunting the White Witch (alternate title: Quest for the White Witch)
As Vazkor searches for his mother, his own powers - his fearful heritage - grow. Can he rid the world once and for all of his creator?  
Novel, 300 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1978)  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756411130 / 9780756411138  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033347 $7.99
Leicht, Martin / Neal, Isla  
Ever-Expanding Universe #2: A Stranger Thing
Ages 14 and up. Elvie's baby is not what the Almiri expected, and they've shipped the Elvie and her companions off to an alien jail in Antarctica. Then new information sends Elvie, with a band of friends and frenemies, on a trek to uncover the secrets of her own origin.  
Novel, 279 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Saga - 2016 - ISBN: 1481442872 / 9781481442879  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034201 $7.99
Leicht, Martin / Neal, Isla  
Ever-Expanding Universe #3: The World Forgot
Ages 14 and up. After dealing with killer whales, evil scientists, the return of her long-lost mother, and the challenges of breastfeeding, Elvie has just about had it. And then her mom and the Jin'Kai kidnap her baby. While trying to get her back, Elvie learns that Mars may hold the secret to defeating her enemies once and for all, so off to Mars she goes.  
Novel, 279 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Saga - 2016 - ISBN: 1481442880 / 9781481442886  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034202 $7.99
Leigh, Stephen  
The Crow of Connemara
Colin Doyle is a young Irish-American musician from Chicago. Maeve Gallagher is an Islander from Ireland's west coast. Islanders are outcasts treated with suspicion by the locals, who think them responsible for wild and strange happenings in the area. Colin soon discovers that he's connected to Maeve in ways he never could have imagined.  
Novel, 353 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756410770 / 9780756410773  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033353 $7.99
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #24: Falling in Love
Back in Venice to sing at La Fenice, Flavia Petrelli is alarmed by excessive gifts from an anonymous fan. When a young singer who caught Flavia's attention is attacked, Commissario Brunetti must find the obsessive fan before anyone else is harmed.  
Novel, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Grove - 2016 - ISBN: 0802124879 / 9780802124876  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034285 $16.00
Leonard, Elmore  
Charlie Martz and Other Stories
Fifteen short stories from early in his career.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Peter Leonard
  • One, Horizontal
  • Charlie Martz
  • Siesta in Paloverde
  • Time of Terror
  • A Happy, Lighthearted People
  • Arma Virumque Cano
  • Confession
  • Evenings Away from Home
  • For Something to Do
  • The Italian Cut
  • The Only Good Syrian Foot Soldier Is a Dead One
  • The Line Rider
  • The Trespassers
  • The Bull Ring at Blisston
  • Rebel on the Run
 
Collection, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062364936 / 9780062364937  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033570 $15.99
Lindsay, Douglas  
Barney Thomson #1: The Legend of Barney Thomson (alternate title: The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson)
Barney is an awkward, diffident Glasgow barber. However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat.  
Novel, 234 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Freight UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1910449318 / 9781910449318  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034303 $15.95
Locke, Attica  
Jay Porter #2: Pleasantville
1996: When a volunteer for a mayoral candidate goes missing on Election Night, in a neighborhood for upwardly mobile blacks in Houston, a local - a candidate's nephew - is arrested. Black lawyer Jay Porter reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney in a case that will also put an electoral process on trial, exposing the dark side of power and those determined to keep it.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2015 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
 
Novel, 418 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2016 - ISBN: 0062259342 / 9780062259349  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033575 $15.99
Lowder, James (editor)  
The Munchkin Book
A celebration of the immensely popular card game, which affectionately mocks the fantasy dungeon crawl and popular culture. Contributors include the game's designer Steve Jackson, its signature artist John Kovalic, and other mavens of geek culture. Includes exclusive game rules to supplement Munchkin gameplay.  
Nonfiction, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Smart Pop - 2016 - ISBN: 1939529158 / 9781939529152  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025532 $14.95
Ludlum, Robert - of interest: Mills, Kyle  
Covert-One #12: The Patriot Attack
An attack on a Japanese warship brings Japan and China to the brink of war just as Covert-One is trying to recover mysterious material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor.  
Novel, 383 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455577642 / 9781455577644  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034048 $9.99
Luper, Eric  
Star Trek Mad Libs
Ages 8 and up. Collection of fill-in-the-blanks word games.  
Activity Book, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Price Stern Sloan - 2016 - ISBN: 0843183640 / 9780843183641  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033953 $4.99
Lynch, Jack  
You Could Look It Up
An exploration of reference books through time and across cultures, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to Wikipedia.  
Nonfiction, 453 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bloomsbury - 2016 - ISBN: 080277752X / 9780802777522  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033676 $30.00
MacBride, Stuart  
Logan McRae #09: The Missing and the Dead
Acting DI Logan McRae's latest posting is a 'development opportunity' in rural Aberdeenshire, catching drug dealers, shoplifters, vandals, and the occasional escaped farm animal. Then a girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy town, bringing the Major Investigation Team from Aberdeen. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, Logan gets dragged into the investigation.  
Novel, 611 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0008144907 / 9780008144906  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033568 $15.99
Manney, P.J.  
(R)evolution
Peter Bernhardt is on the cusp of revolutionizing brain therapies with nanorobots that will make certain degenerative diseases a thing of the past. When his research is stolen, the ensuing catastrophe sets in motion events that will change the course of human evolution.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award
 
Novel, 527 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2016 - ISBN: 1477828494 / 9781477828496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034647 $14.95
Maron, Margaret  
Deborah Knott #20: Long Upon the Land
When Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie finds a dead man on a remote corner of his farm, the investigation uncovers long-simmering hostility between the two men. After the local newspaper implies her family might be involved in the killing, and that her deputy husband is dragging his feet on the case, Deborah sets out to find answers.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
 
Novel, 270 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455545317 / 9781455545315  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033282 $7.99
Marsh, Ngaio  
Collected Short Mysteries (alternate titles: The Collected Short Fiction / Alleyn and Others)
Reprints eight short stories (three featuring Inspector Alleyn), a telescript, and two essays by Marsh (one about Alleyn, one about Troy).
    Contents
  • Introduction == Douglas G. Greene
    Essays
  • Roderick Alleyn
  • Portrait of Troy
    The Short Cases of Roderick Alleyn
  • Death on the Air
  • I Can Find My Way Out
  • Chapter and Verse: The Little Copplestone Mystery
    Other Stories
  • The Hand in the Sand
  • The cupid Mirror
  • A Fool About Money
  • Morepork
  • The Figure Quoted
    A Telescript
  • Evil Liver
  • Comments: The Case with Five Solutions
 
Collection, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940643 / 9781631940644  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031414 $14.95
Mathews, Francine (aka Barron, Stephanie)  
Too Bad to Die
1943: When Hitler's top assassin infiltrates the Tehran Conference, where Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin are finalizing plans for the D-Day invasion, British intelligence officer Ian Fleming goes undercover to stop the killer.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Riverhead - 2016 - ISBN: 1101983361 / 9781101983362  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033510 $16.00
Maxwell, Edith (aka Day, Maddie)  
Quaker Midwife #1: Delivering the Truth
Massachusetts, 1888: Rose Carroll hears secrets and keeps confidences as she attends rich and poor births alike. When arson threatens the town's carriage factory, and a factory owner's son is killed with Rose's knitting needle, she is drawn into investigating.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2016 - ISBN: 0738747521 / 9780738747521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033935 $14.99
May, Peter  
Enzo Files #1: Extraordinary People (alternate title: Dry Bones)
Brilliant teacher Jacques Gaillard vanished ten years ago. Can forensics expert Enzo Macleod figure out what happened by applying new science to the old case? The mystery leads deep into the Paris catacombs, where he unearths disturbing clues deliberately left behind by a killer.  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Quercus - 2016 - ISBN: 1681443651 / 9781681443652  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034434 $14.99
McAlpine, Gordon  
Woman with a Blue Pencil
On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Sam Sumida was a Japanese-American academic, thrust into the role of amateur PI by his wife's death. Now he is discovering that all signs of his existence have been erased. Unaware that he is a discarded fictional creation, he resumes his investigation. Interspersed are chapters from a spy novel featuring a Korean-American PI with anti-Japanese attitudes, the commercially viable character for whom Sumida has been excised. Behind it all is an ambitious young Nisei author, who has made the changes his editor demanded despite being relocated to an internment camp with his family.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 189 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Seventh Street - 2015 - ISBN: 1633880885 / 9781633880887  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034028 $13.95


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