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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #23: Signed, Picpus (alternate titles: To Any Lengths / Maigret and the Fortuneteller)
When a fortuneteller is found murdered in her apartment, Maigret must find out not only who committed the crime, but why it was predicted in a note found earlier.  
Novel, 165 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188466 / 9780241188460  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033524 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #24: Inspector Cadaver (alternate title: Maigret's Rival)
When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murder, Maigret heads to the small French town to help. He must face an old enemy, a former cop who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret's investigation.  
Novel, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188474 / 9780241188477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033525 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #25: Felicie (alternate title: Maigret and the Toy Village)
As he investigates an old sailor's murder, Maigret matches wits with Felicie, an adversary as skilled in innuendo and evasion as Maigret is in deduction.  
Novel, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188660 / 9780241188668  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033526 $12.00
Slaughter, Karin  
Pretty Girls
Years ago, Claire and Lydia's young sister Julia vanished. The two have not spoken since. Now Claire's husband has been murdered. What could connect the two tragedies? Forming a wary truce, Claire and Lydia look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family - and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 573 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062429078 / 9780062429070  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034399 $9.99
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #5: Silence of the Lamps
When a rival caterer is bludgeoned to death with an antique lamp, Nikki is the #1 suspect. Can Caprice clear her sister's name? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1617737720 / 9781617737725  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034606 $7.99
Smith, Lachlan  
Leo Maxwell #3: Fox Is Framed
After a judge orders a new trial for Lawrence Maxwell, a prison snitch turns up dead, and Lawrence is the only suspect. Leo teams up with Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges old and new.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2016 - ISBN: 0802125042 / 9780802125040  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034291 $15.00
Stewart, Amy  
Constance Kopp #1: Girl Waits with Gun
1914: Constance Kopp towers over most men, and has no interest in marriage or domesticity. When a belligerent factory owner smashes into the Kopp sisters' buggy, her demand that he pay for the damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats. The sheriff enlists Constance's help in convicting the men responsible.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 410 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mariner - 2016 - ISBN: 0544800834 / 9780544800830  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034341 $14.95
Stout, Rex - of interest: Goldsborough, Robert  
Nero Wolfe: Stop the Presses!
Archie and Nero are tasked with protecting the most hated columnist in New York City.  
Novel, 240 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road / Mysterious Press - 2016 - ISBN: 1504023579 / 9781504023573  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033306 $14.99
Sundstøl, Vidar  
Minnesota #3: The Ravens
The murder case is now approaching resolution - although not to Lance Hansen's satisfaction. He reluctantly undertakes his own investigation, uncovering troubling connections and grim secrets that will shake him to his core.  
Novel, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
University of Minnesota - 2016 - ISBN: 0816689458 / 9780816689453  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034470 $15.95
Swanson, Denise  
Dime Store #5: Between a Book and a Hard Place
A wealthy benefactor is offering to reopen the town library. When the man is murdered, Dev's runaway mother Yvette is the prime suspect.  
Novel, 272 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2016 - ISBN: 0451477766 / 9780451477767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033416 $7.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #17: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue
Charles Fairfax has died unexpectedly, but his father believes Charles was poisoned, and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. They soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Fairfax's death, particularly if he was murdered, and find themselves unraveling secrets that reach back to the War Between the States.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 291 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425260488 / 9780425260487  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033438 $7.99
Thomson, Lesley  
Stella Darnell #3: The Detective's Secret
A man has died beneath a late-night train, and Stella Darnell suspects it could have been murder. Now she and Jack Harmon are stirring up the past with questions that no one wants answered - questions leading to an old unsolved case.  
Novel, 406 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Head of Zeus UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1781857717 / 9781781857717  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034305 $14.95
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
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
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 $16.00
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
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
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
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


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