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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 113
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
Reilly, Linda  
Deep Fried #2: Out of the Dying Pan
When the nasty owner of a neighboring boutique is found strangled with Talia's scarf, Talia needs to clear her name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425274144 / 9780425274149  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033411 $7.99
Reilly, Matthew  
The Tournament
1546: Suleiman the Magnificent issues an invitation to the rulers of Europe: send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament. The English send scholar Roger Ascham, who brings along his student Elizabeth Tudor. As barbaric deaths, diplomatic treachery, and depravity unfold before their eyes, they realize the real game is being played within the court itself.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Gallery - 2016 - ISBN: 1476749566 / 9781476749563  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034212 $16.00
Ribchester, Lucy  
The Hourglass Factory
1912: When a famous trapeze artist disappears in the middle of her act, Fleet Street reporter Frances George teams up with Inspector Frederick Primrose to investigate. The trail leads to a secret society with ties to both London's glittering socialites and its criminal underworld.  
Novel, 502 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Pegasus - 2016 - ISBN: 1605989681 / 9781605989686  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033291 $25.95
Ridpath, Michael  
Conrad de Lancey #2: Shadows of War
October, 1939: There are those who believe the war no one wants to fight should be brought to a swift conclusion, even if it means treachery. The British Secret Service wants Conrad de Lancey to make contact with a group of German officers they believe are plotting a coup. But this is the shadow war, and the shadows are multiplying. And it's not only disaffected Germans who are prepared to betray their country to save it.  
Novel, 428 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Head of Zeus UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1781853339 / 9781781853337  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034304 $13.95
Rizzolo, S.K.  
John Chase #4: On a Desert Shore
Hired to protect an heiress, Bow Street Runner John Chase must cope with a vicious inheritance dispute and murder.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2016 - ISBN: 1464205477 / 9781464205477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033313 $15.95
Robb, Candace  
Kate Clifford #1: The Service of the Dead
1399 CE: Determined to be independent after her husband's death, Kate Clifford opens a guest house in York, and also rents bedchambers where wealthy men can discreetly entertain their mistresses. When a guest is murdered and his female companion disappears, can Kate discover those responsible before the scandal ruins her business?  
Novel, 233 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Pegasus - 2016 - ISBN: 1681771276 / 9781681771274  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034130 $25.95
Ross, Ann B.  
Miss Julia #16: Miss Julia Lays Down the Law
When a snobby newcomer spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville, then winds up dead, Miss Julia investigates.  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0143107925 / 9780143107927  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033512 $16.00
Ross, Barbara  
Maine Clambake #4: Fogged Inn
When a dead body is discovered in the diner's walk-in refrigerator, can Julia Snowden figure out who ordered up a side of murder? Includes recipes.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
 
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1496700376 / 9781496700377  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034593 $7.99
Rowland, John  
Inspector Shelley #07: Murder in the Museum
When a professor breathes his last in the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like natural causes, but Inspector Shelley's suspicions are aroused. Museum visitor Henry Fairhurst adds his detective talents to the baffling case.  
Novel, 209 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1464205795 / 9781464205798  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034252 $12.95
Rowland, John  
Inspector Shelley #16: Calamity in Kent
Newspaper reporter Jimmy London teams up with Inspector Shelley to investigate when a dead body is found inside a locked railway carriage in a peaceful seaside town.  
Novel, 266 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1950)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1464205779 / 9781464205774  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034253 $12.95
Rowling, J.K. (writing as Galbraith, Robert)  
Cormoran Strike #3: Career of Evil
PI Strike investigates when a package containing a woman's severed leg is delivered to his assistant Robin Ellacott.  
Novel, 489 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2016 - ISBN: 0316349895 / 9780316349895  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034433 $17.99
Sanders, J. Aaron  
Speakers of the Dead
1843: Lena Stowe has been hanged for the murder of her husband, but her friend, reporter Walt Whitman, remains determined to exonerate her. The search for the truth leads to a dangerous underworld where resurrection men steal cadavers to sell to medical colleges.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 29th Annual Lambda Award for Best Gay Mystery
 
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Plume - 2016 - ISBN: 014312871X / 9780143128717  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033509 $16.00
Sandford, John  
Lucas Davenport #25: Gathering Prey
The Travelers move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes. Davenport's daughter Letty has befriended one, and when the woman calls, to say she's hiding out in North Dakota, and that someone is killing her friends, Lucas volunteers to go with Letty to get her.  
Novel, 423 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Berkley - 2016 - ISBN: 0425278859 / 9780425278857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033433 $9.99
Sandford, John  
Lucas Davenport #26: Extreme Prey
The governor is cranking up a presidential campaign, and invites Lucas to join his campaign staff. It's kind of fun, until they find they have a shadow - an armed man intent on killing the governor and anyone who gets in the way.  
Novel, 406 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0399176055 / 9780399176050  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033492 $29.00
Sands, Kevin  
Blackthorn Key #1: The Blackthorn Key
Ages 10 and up. When a mysterious cult begins to prey on London's apothecaries, apprentice Christopher Rowe must use every skill he's learned to uncover the key to a terrible secret.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
♦  Finalist for Canada's 2016 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile / Young Adult Mystery
 
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Aladdin - 2016 - ISBN: 1481446525 / 9781481446525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034452 $7.99
Scherm, Rebecca  
Unbecoming
Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, and resets gems in Paris. She calls herself Julie and says she's from California. In truth, her home is a Tennessee town - where two young men have just been paroled after serving time for a heist that Grace planned.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American
 
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143128310 / 9780143128311  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034027 $16.00
Schumacher, Julie  
Dear Committee Members
Jason Fitger is a professor of creative writing and literature at a small, undistinguished college, endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce letters of recommendations. The results, compiled here, are masterpieces of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies that easily reveal as much (or more) about the writer as about his recommendation subjects.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor
 
Novel, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Anchor - 2015 - ISBN: 0345807332 / 9780345807335  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033984 $14.95
Scott, Cavan  
Sherlock Holmes: The Patchwork Devil
1919: While the world awaits the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson investigate a severed hand. It belongs to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years earlier - but it's fresh. The mystery puts Holmes on the trail of a descendant of Victor Frankenstein.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 178329714X / 9781783297146  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034577 $14.95
Segura, Alex  
Silent City
When a co-worker he barely knows asks Pete to locate a missing girl, Pete finds himself dragged into a tale of murder, drugs, and double-crosses in the Miami underworld.  
Novel, 262 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2013)  
Polis - 2016 - ISBN: 1940610710 / 9781940610719  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034288 $14.95
Serong, Jock  
Quota
A small town fisherman has been murdered, and disgraced city lawyer Charlie Jardim is sent to coerce a troubled witness into testifying. But the victim was involved in the illegal abalone trade and the even more illegal drug trade, and witnesses aren't talking.

Awards:
♦  Winner of Australia's 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Text Australia - 2014 - ISBN: 1922147931 / 9781922147936  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033253 $15.95
Shelton, Paige  
Scottish Bookshop #1: The Cracked Spine
Delaney is excited about starting a new job in Edinburgh, at a rare book and manuscript shop. When a precious artifact goes missing and a coworker's sister is murdered, Delaney decides to apply some American ingenuity to the case.  
Novel, 294 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250057485 / 9781250057488  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033688 $25.99
Shemilt, Jane  
The Daughter
When her teen daughter doesn't come home after a school play, Jenny's life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a search with no success. More than a year later, Jenny is still digging for answers, and finding that everyone she trusted was keeping secrets - especially her daughter.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062320475 / 9780062320476  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031964 $14.99
Sigurdardóttir, Yrsa  
Thora Gudmundsdottir #5: Someone to Watch Over Me
When Jakob, a man with Down's Syndrome, is convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, a fellow inmate at the secure psychiatric unit hires Thora to prove Jakob innocent.  
Novel, 328 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250080975 / 9781250080974  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033707 $15.99


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