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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Thynne, Jane  
Clara Vine #2: The Pursuit of Pearls
On the eve of World War II, Clara Vine goes inside Berlin's Faith and Beauty school - a finishing school that serves as a training ground for the wives of the Nazi elite - to search for the truth behind a startling murder.  
Novel, 485 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Ballantine - 2016 - ISBN: 0553393863 / 9780553393866  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034573 $16.00
Todd, Charles  
Bess Crawford #7: A Pattern of Lies
1918: An explosion at the Ashton Gunpowder Mill has killed over a hundred workers. When suspicion and rumor lead to the persecution of the Ashton family, Bess follows the only known witness to the Front in France in hopes of learning the truth.  
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062386255 / 9780062386250  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033574 $14.99
Todd, Marilyn  
Swords, Sandals and Sirens
Eleven historical mysteries set in ancient Rome and Greece, many featuring superbitch sleuth Claudia Seferius.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Bad Day on Mount Olympus
  • Bad Taste
  • Cover Them with Flowers
  • Cupid's Arrow
  • Death at Delphi
  • Girl Talk
  • Honey Moon
  • Stag Night
  • Swan Song
  • The Wings of Isis
  • Trunk Call
  • A Marilyn Todd Checklist
 
Collection, 289 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Trade Edition  
Crippen & Landru - 2015 - ISBN: 1936363119 / 9781936363117  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033979 $19.00
Upson, Nicola  
Josephine Tey #6: London Rain
London, 1937: A BBC radio adaptation of Queen of Scots is part of King George VI's coronation celebration, and playwright Josepine Tey has been invited. She becomes involved in another sort of drama when a venerable newsman is shot to death in his broadcasting booth.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper Bourbon Street - 2016 - ISBN: 0062418157 / 9780062418159  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033572 $15.99
Vachss, Andrew  
Cross #3: Drawing Dead
The Cross Crew is notorious for its deadly efficiency and its disinterest in anything other than money. Why, then, would anyone be foolhardy enough to threaten them - and, more importantly, threaten their loved ones?  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2016 - ISBN: 1101970294 / 9781101970294  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034569 $15.00
Vaught, Susan  
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
Ages 10 and up. What happened to the kids at the Abrams farm? There was a fire there a few nights ago, and the kids haven't been seen since. What Footer and her best friend Peavine want to know is, who started the fire?

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
 
Novel, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Simon & Schuster - 2016 - ISBN: 1481422774 / 9781481422772  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034231 $7.99
Vidal, Gore (writing as Kay, Cameron)  
Thieves Fall Out
A down-on-his-luck American is hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.  
Novel, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Hard Case Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1783292490 / 9781783292493  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034568 $9.95
Viets, Elaine  
Dead-End Job #14: Checked Out
Hired to find a valuable watercolor that may have been tucked inside a donated book, Helen becomes a library volunteer. She learns that the director has a catalog of complaints, from a mischievous calico cat to various items gone missing - and then a dead body turns up in the parking lot.  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Obsidian - 2016 - ISBN: 0451466330 / 9780451466334  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033448 $7.99
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #07: The Children Return (UK title: Children of War)
Sami, an autistic young man assumed lost to Islamic extremism, returns home to St. Denis. Abducted to Afghanistan and exploited for his technological genius, Sami also used his skills to gather a trove of al-Qaeda intel. Now domestic jihadists aim to silence Sami, even as an international tribunal descends to process Sami's case.  
Novel, 315 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Vintage - 2016 - ISBN: 0804173427 / 9780804173421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034571 $15.95
Wallace, Auralee  
Otter Lake #1: Skinny Dipping with Murder
When Erica was a teen, she fell prey to an embarrassing practical joke, but it wasn't like anyone got killed - until now. The pranksters are starting to turn up dead, and Erica's recent return to town makes her a prime suspect. Can she dig up the truth?  
Novel, 305 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 125007777X / 9781250077776  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033742 $7.99
Watterson, Kate  
Ellie MacIntosh #4: Fractured
Milwaukee homicide detective Ellie MacIntosh is looking for a serial killer, but she can't connect the victims, and there isn't a single suspect in sight.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC / Trade PB  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765387042 / 9780765387042  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033747 $7.99
Webb, Holly  
Maisie Hitchens #2: The Case of the Vanishing Emerald
Ages 7 and up. When actress Sarah Massey loses the emerald necklace her boyfriend gave her, will Maisie and her dog Eddie be able help find it?  
Novel, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2016 - ISBN: 0544668510 / 9780544668515  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034347 $5.99
Wells, Marcia  
Eddie Red #1: Mystery on Museum Mile
Sixth-grader Eddie has a photographic memory and a talent for drawing anything he sees. When the New York Police Department is stumped by an art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon, drawing him deeper into Museum Mile and closer to a dangerous criminal group.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery
 
Novel, 243 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015 - ISBN: 0544439406 / 9780544439405  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034030 $6.99
Wells, Marcia  
Eddie Red #2: Mystery in Mayan Mexico
Ages 10 and up. On a family vacation in Mexico, Eddie's father is accused of stealing. Can Eddie and his best friend Jonah uncover clues and catch the real crook?  
Novel, 203 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2016 - ISBN: 0544668502 / 9780544668508  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034346 $6.99
Wilde, Darcie (aka Zettel, Sarah)  
Rosalind Thorne #1: A Useful Woman
The influential women of Regency London society have learned they can rely on Rosalind Thorne's wit and discretion. When an aristocratic wastrel is found dead in Almack's ballroom, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer.  
Novel, 357 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425282376 / 9780425282373  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033520 $15.00
Wilson, Laura  
Ted Stratton #4: A Willing Victim
1956: Inspector Stratton ponders a world in turmoil as he investigates the murder of a young man who had recently left a New Age cult in Suffolk.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2012 UK Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger
 
Novel, 415 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940694 / 9781631940699  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033064 $14.95
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #02: Birds of a Feather
London, 1930: Private detective Maisie Dobbs has been hired to find a runaway heiress. The case becomes increasingly complicated when three of the woman's friends are found dead.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2004 Agatha Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2005 Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Soho Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1616956321 / 9781616956325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034022 $15.95
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #11: A Dangerous Place
1937: Her stepmother has summoned Maisie home to England, but en route from India she realizes she isn't ready, and disembarks in Gibraltar. When a member of the Sephardic Jewish community is murdered, Maisie becomes entangled in the case.  
Novel, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper Perennial - 2016 - ISBN: 006222056X / 9780062220561  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033569 $15.99
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #12: Journey to Munich
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. 1938: When the German government agrees to release a British citizen from Dachau, the British Secret Service sends Maisie to collect the man. In the heart of Nazi Germany, she encounters unexpected dangers.  
Novel, 285 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062220608 / 9780062220608  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033558 $26.99
Wortman, Marc  
1941: Fighting the Shadow War
The history of clandestine US involvement in World War II prior to Pearl Harbor, as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used all the powers at his disposal to battle Hitler from the shadows while working to gain public support for US entry into the war.  
Nonfiction, 409 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Atlantic Monthly - 2016 - ISBN: 0802125115 / 9780802125118  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034280 $27.00
Yi, A  
A Perfect Crime
In provincial China, a teen goes about his normal business while planning the brutal murder of his only friend. After committing the crime, he flees town, whereupon a perilous game of cat and mouse begins.  
Novel, 210 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Point Blank - 2016 - ISBN: 1780749295 / 9781780749297  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034287 $15.99
Yu, Ovidia  
Aunty Lee #3: Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge
Sleuthing restaurateur Aunty Lee investigates a pair of murders connected to an animal rescue society that her friend and business partner Cherril used to be involved with.  
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062416499 / 9780062416490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033573 $14.99


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