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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
 
Mystery Scene #142
Women crime writers of the 1940s and 1950s; gifts for mystery lovers; Foyle's War; reviews; more.  
Magazine, 68 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2015 - ISBN: mystscene142  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033968 $7.50
Aaronovitch, Ben (writer) / Cartmel, Andrew (writer) / Sullivan, Lee (artist) / Guerrero, Luis (artist)  
Rivers of London GN #1: Body Work
Full color. New story taking place between novels 4 and 5. The Folly investigates when cars begin taking on lives of their own and killing innocent folk.

Recommended by Elizabeth: More fun with Peter and the gang, to help you while away the days until the next novel arrives.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 178276187X / 9781782761877  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034557 $16.99
Albert, Susan Wittig  
China Bayles #23: Bittersweet
When her mother's ranch assistant is killed in a car crash and the local veterinarian is shot during a burglary at his clinic, China teams up with game warden Mack Chambers to investigate. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 042525531X / 9780425255315  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033419 $7.99
Arango, Sascha  
The Truth and Other Lies
Only Henry Hayden and his wife know that she is the writer of the novels that made him famous. When Henry's mistress gets pregnant, Henry's solution becomes his most terrible mistake. Now the police are after him, and the past he has painstakingly kept hidden threatens to catch up with him as well.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 International Dagger
 
Novel, 241 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Washington Square - 2016 - ISBN: 1476795568 / 9781476795560  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034213 $16.00
Atherton, Nancy  
Aunt Dimity #20: Aunt Dimity and the Summer King
Is a developer planning to turn the cozy village of Finch into an enclave of overpriced weekend homes? Lori will need Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help to save her beloved village.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0143108107 / 9780143108108  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033517 $14.00
Balliett, Blue  
Petra & Calder #4: Pieces and Players
Ages 8 and up. When thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art are stolen from a museum, Calder, Petra, and Tommy are matched with two new sleuths, Zoomy and Early, to investigate. Drawn into the case by the mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, they find she's behaving suspiciously. Plus there's a ghost mingling with the guards, a cat acting like a spy, and bystanders in blue jackets who keep popping up.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Children's/ Young Adult
 
Novel, 303 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545299918 / 9780545299916  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034449 $7.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #31: Death of a Liar
When a woman falsely reports being attacked, then winds up dead, Sergeant Macbeth must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.  
Novel, 273 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455504777 / 9781455504770  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033281 $7.99
Bentley, Phyllis  
Chain of Witnesses: The Cases of Miss Phipps
Lost Classics Volume 36. Sixteen mystery stories featuring sleuthing mystery novelist Miss Phipps.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Author in Search of a Character
  • The Crooked Figures
  • The Significant Letter
  • The Incongruous Action
  • The Spirit of the Place
  • Chain of Witnesses
  • A Telegram for Miss Phipps
  • Miss Phipps Goes to School
  • A Midsummer Night's Crime
  • Miss Phipps Improvises
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Miss Phipps Discovers America
  • Miss Phipps Goes to the Hairdresser
  • Miss Phipps and the Nest of Illusion
  • Miss Phipps Exercises Her Metier
  • Miss Phipps on the Telephone
  • A Checklist of the Miss Phipps Stories
 
Collection, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Crippen & Landru - 2015 - ISBN: 1936363089 / 9781936363087  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031209 $19.00
Berkeley, Anthony  
The Avenging Chance and Other Mysteries from Roger Sheringham's Casebook
Nine mystery stories (one recently discovered) featuring Roger Sheringham and Chief Inspector Moresby.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Concerning Roger Sheringham
  • The Avenging Chance
  • Perfect Alibi
  • The Mystery of Horne's Copse
  • Unsound Mind
  • White Butterfly
  • The Wrong Jar
  • Double Bluff
  • 'Mr. Bearstowe Says . . . '
  • Discovery
  • A Lost Story about Roger Sheringham
 
Collection, 194 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Crippen & Landru - 2015 - ISBN: 1936363046 / 9781936363049  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033980 $19.00
Bivald, Katarina  
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Sara, a young Swede, and Amy, a middle-aged Iowan, have spent years exchanging books, letters, and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life. When the bookshop she works at closes, Sara decides to visit Amy at last, arriving in Broken Wheel, Iowa, only to discover that Amy has died. To honor her, Sara decides to set up the perfect bookshop in Broken Wheel, with all the books she and Amy shared. And then she watches as the townsfolk are, one by one, transformed in unexpected ways.  
Novel, 388 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Sourcebooks Landmark - 2016 - ISBN: 149262344X / 9781492623441  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034469 $16.99
Black, Cara  
Aimee Leduc #01: Murder in the Marais
Parisian PI Aimee Leduc handles a top-secret decoding job for an old Jewish woman, but when she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the historic Jewish quarter, she finds the woman strangled to death, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner Rene, Aimee sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Soho Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1616957301 / 9781616957308  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034552 $9.99
Black, Cara  
Aimee Leduc #15: Murder on the Champ de Mars
Paris, 1998: Aimee has her hands full, but when a poor Romani boy insists that his dying mother has an important secret to tell her, something to do with the unsolved murder of Aimee's father, how can she say no?  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Soho Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1616956240 / 9781616956240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034550 $15.95
Blake, Heather (aka Webber, Heather)  
Wishcraft #6: Gone with the Witch
The organizer of the Pawsitively Enchanted pet contest thinks someone is sabotaging the event, and hires Darcy to keep an eye on things. When her lead suspect is found dead and someone starts snatching up pets, can Darcy find the culprit?  
Novel, 320 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2016 - ISBN: 1101990112 / 9781101990117  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033447 $7.99
Box, C.J.  
Joe Pickett #15: Endangered
When his eighteen-year-old ward April turns up in a ditch, beaten nearly to death, Joe goes after Dallas Cates.  
Novel, 398 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0425280152 / 9780425280157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033406 $9.99
Brown, Rita Mae / Brown, Sneaky Pie  
Mrs. Murphy #23: Tail Gait
When a beloved history professor is gunned down on the golf course in broad daylight, Harry and her furry cohorts begin nosing into the case.  
Novel, 376 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bantam - 2016 - ISBN: 055339245X / 9780553392456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034585 $7.99
Bude, John  
William Meredith #16: Death on the Riviera
When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, DI William Meredith is dispatched from London to investigate.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1952)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1464205698 / 9781464205699  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033315 $12.95
Burke, James Lee  
Robicheaux #09: Cadillac Jukebox
Aaron Crown comes from a long line of shady Cajuns, rumored to have Klan ties, so his arrest for the murder of a black civil rights leader is no surprise. But when the man who worked hardest to put Crown away ascends to the governor's mansion, detective Dave Robicheaux begins to suspect that Aaron may be innocent.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' 1996 Gold Dagger
 
Novel, 402 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 1501122126 / 9781501122125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034215 $9.99
Butler, Dori Hillestad  
Haunted Library #7: The Ghost in the Tree House
Ages 6 and up. There's a ghost in a neighbor's tree house. Could it be someone from Kaz's family? Or is someone trying to cause problems for the ghost-busting club? Kaz and Claire are on the case.  
Novel, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Grosset & Dunlap - 2016 - ISBN: 0448489406 / 9780448489407  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033957 $4.99
Caldwell, Ian  
The Fifth Gospel
A mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. When its curator is murdered, his research partner, Father Alex Andreaou, must reconstruct the dead curator's secret: what the four Christian gospels, and a little-know fifth gospel, reveal about the Church's most controversial relic.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 476 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 1501131966 / 9781501131967  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034216 $9.99
Calkins, Susanna  
Lucy Campion #3: The Masque of a Murderer
1667: Lucy accompanies the local magistrate's daughter to a man's home to record his dying words, but she's unprepared for what he tells her: that someone deliberately pushed him into the path of a horse and cart because of a secret he recently uncovered.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250057396 / 9781250057396  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033711 $15.99
Camilleri, Andrea  
Montalbano: Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories
Twenty-one short stories follow the quirky Sicilian cop through highlight cases of his career.
    Contents
  • Author's Preface
  • Montalbano's First Case
  • Fifty Pairs of Hobnailed Boots
  • Neck and Neck
  • Fellow Traveler
  • Dress Rehearsal
  • Amore
  • The Artist's Touch
  • Montalbano's Rice Fritters
  • As Alice Did
  • The Pact
  • Mortally Wounded
  • Catarella Solves a Case
  • Being Here . . .
  • Seven Mondays
  • Judicial Review
  • Pessoa Maintains
  • The Cat and the Goldfinch
  • Montalbano Says No
  • A Kidnapping
  • Montalbano Afraid
  • Better the Darkness
  • Notes
 
Collection, 538 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0143121626 / 9780143121626  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033506 $19.00
Child, Lee  
Jack Reacher #19: Make Me
Plus bonus Reacher story 'Small Wars'. In the tiny town of Mother's Rest, with nothing but wheat fields for miles around, a worried woman named Michelle Chang mistakes Reacher for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation that she thinks must have turned lethal. Reacher teams up with Chang and starts to ask around. The case leads to Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and then right back to Mother's Rest.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Steel Dagger (best thriller)
 
Novel, 544 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Dell - 2016 - ISBN: 0804178798 / 9780804178792  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034582 $9.99
Cronin, Doreen  
Chicken Squad #2: The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken
Ages 7 and up. When a weird blue bird arrives at Chicken Squad headquarters squawking about a house-napper, it's up to Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy to uncover the clues and solve the case.  
Novel, 103 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Atheneum - 2016 - ISBN: 1442496800 / 9781442496804  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034453 $5.99
Daheim, Mary  
Emma Lord #26: The Alpine Zen
A visit from Ren, a strange young woman in search of the mother who abandoned her, sparks Emma's curiosity - especially when sheriff Milo Dodge finds a corpse and Ren claims that the remains are those of her father.  
Novel, 324 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ballantine - 2016 - ISBN: 0345535367 / 9780345535368  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034579 $7.99
Daly, Elizabeth  
Henry Gamadge #15: Death and Letters
Gentleman sleuth Henry Gamadge is summoned to a secluded estate by means of a crossword puzzle - the only means of communication for a widow being held captive by her relatives - to investigate her husband's suspicious death.  
Novel, 166 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1950)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940724 / 9781631940729  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033063 $12.95


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