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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
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
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
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
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
McDermott, Andy  
Wilde & Chase #11: The Revelation Code
After Eddie and Nina are kidnapped, Nina learns her captor has plans for her archaeological skills - hunting down a series of ancient stone figures that he believes will reveal all of God's secrets to him.  
Novel, 463 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Dell - 2016 - ISBN: 1101965290 / 9781101965290  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034583 $9.99
McKinty, Adrian  
Troubles #5: Rain Dogs
Belfast, 1987: When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead, it looks like suicide. But a few things bother detective Sean Duffy enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that she was investigating corruption and abuse at the highest levels. Who killed her? And what were they trying to hide?

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Steel Dagger (best thriller)
♦  Finalist for Australia's 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 328 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Seventh Street - 2016 - ISBN: 163388130X / 9781633881303  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034560 $15.95
Mosley, Walter  
Leonid McGill #5: And Sometimes I Wonder About You
After a break-in at his office and the murder of a man who tried to hire him, New York City PI Leonid McGill gets reeled into the underbelly of a wealthy old-money family.  
Novel, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2016 - ISBN: 0804172099 / 9780804172097  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034570 $15.00
Nguyen, Viet Thanh  
The Sympathizer
Saigon, 1975: A general and his trusted captain determine who will be aboard the last flights out of the country. As the general and his compatriots begin new lives in Los Angeles, the captain - a communist operative - observes them and sends coded messages to an old friend in the communist administration. Under suspicion, the captain contemplates terrible acts to remain undetected. And when he falls in love, he finds his ideals clash with his loyalties to those close to him.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American
♦  Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
 
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Grove - 2016 - ISBN: 0802124941 / 9780802124944  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034290 $16.00
Oliver, Lauren / Chester, H.C.  
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
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
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
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
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


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