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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Cavallaro, Brittany  
Charlotte Holmes & James Watson #1: A Study in Charlotte
Ages 13 and up. At a Connecticut prep school, someone is committing crimes based on Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and framing students Charlotte Holmes and James Watson (descendants of the Great Detective and his companion). With danger mounting and no one else they can trust, they set out to uncover the truth.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 321 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper - 2017 - ISBN: 0062398911 / 9780062398918  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036515 $9.99
Chiang, Doug / Card, Orson Scott  
Robota
Caps awakens with amnesia in a fantastic world of dinosaurs and talking animals dominated by giant robots and their sadistic general, who is bent on human genocide.  
Art Book, 220 pages, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Dover - 2016 - ISBN: 048680495X / 9780486804958  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036200 $24.95
Christie, Agatha - of interest: Harkup, Kathryn  
A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie
Research chemist Harkup looks at the fourteen poisons Christie used to kill characters in her novels, each carefully chosen to provide vital clues in the discovery of the murderer.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Non-fiction
 
Nonfiction, 320 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bloomsbury - 2017 - ISBN: 1472911326 / 9781472911322  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036721 $17.00
Clarke, Cassandra Rose  
Ananna & Naji #1 / #2: Magic of Blood and Sea: The Assassin's Curse / The Pirate's Wish
Ages 14 and up. The Assassin's Curse: When Ananna runs away from her arranged marriage, her cutthroat parents hire Naji the assassin to murder her. When she inadvertently saves his life, she activates his curse: whenever her life is in danger, he must protect her. This development pleases neither of them - but to lift the curse, they will have to complete three impossible tasks.

The Pirate's Wish: With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach. Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation.  
Omnibus, 51o pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012 / 2013)  
Saga - 2017 - ISBN: 1481461729 / 9781481461726  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036285 $17.99
Clarke, Neil (editor)  
Galactic Empires
Reprints twenty-two sf stories examining the social, political, and economic issues of empires.  
Anthology, 621 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2017 - ISBN: 1597808849 / 9781597808842  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036730 $17.99
Cogman, Genevieve  
Invisible Library #3: The Burning Page
After some unfortunate mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is on probation, doing simple fetch-and-retrieve projects. But trouble has a tendency to find Irene and her apprentice Kai - her nemesis Alberich is back, and this time he aims to destroy the entire Library, and Irene with it.  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Roc - 2017 - ISBN: 1101988681 / 9781101988688  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036549 $16.00
Coleman, Reed Farrel  
Gus Murphy #1: Where It Hurts
When TJ Delcamino's battered body is discovered in the woods, the police don't seem interested in pursuing the killer, so ex-con Tommy Delcamino turns to retired cop Gus Murphy for help. Gus discovers everyone TJ knew seems to have something to hide - and so do the police.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Thriller Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel
 
Novel, 353 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0425283275 / 9780425283271  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036584 $16.00
Coleman, Reed Farrel  
Gus Murphy #2: What You Break
Gus and his girlfriend Magdalena are put in harm's way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia.  
Novel, 357 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0399173048 / 9780399173042  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036568 $27.00
Conrad, Hy  
Amy's Travel #2: Dearly Departed
Fanny and Amy Abel have booked their travel agency's biggest trip yet. When a mysterious American tagging along with the group has his ticket punched near the Taj Mahal, Amy realizes she may have a killer on the tour.  
Novel, 345 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Kensington - 2017 - ISBN: 1617736848 / 9781617736841  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036403 $7.99
Conroy, Robert  
Storm Front
When a snow storm of epic proportions lays siege to Sheridan, Michigan, police officer Mike Stuart tries to keep the town safe. But a pair of escaped convicts have been stranded there - and they don't plan on laying low.  
Novel, 297 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Baen - 2017 - ISBN: 1476781982 / 9781476781983  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036305 $7.99
Copperman, E.J. (aka Cohen, Jeffrey)  
Haunted Guesthouse #8: Spouse on Haunted Hill
Alison's ex shows up, on the run from people he owes money. Then he disappears - after a mysterious man who was trailing him ends up full of bullets. With the help of ghosts Maxie and Paul, Alison sets out to find her ex and clear him of murder.  
Novel, 193 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2016 - ISBN: 0425283380 / 9780425283387  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036381 $7.99
Cornwell, Bernard  
Saxon Tales #10: The Flame Bearer
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket. There is an uneasy state of peace in Britain, at last giving Uhtred a chance to take back the home his uncle stole from him. He is determined that nothing, neither new enemies nor old foes, will keep him from his birthright.  
Novel, 284 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062250787 / 9780062250780  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036486 $27.99
Coulter, Catherine  
FBI Thriller #20: Insidious
As special agents Savich and Sherlock try to find out who's trying to kill the head of an international conglomerate, special agent Wittier heads to Hollywood to help a Los Angeles detective track down a serial killer.  
Novel, 447 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Pocket - 2017 - ISBN: 1501150308 / 9781501150302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036350 $9.99
Crais, Robert  
Cole & Pike #16: The Promise
PI Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike team up with LA cop Scott James and his patrol dog Maggie on an investigation that leads from inner-city drug traffickers to Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 417 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0425272850 / 9780425272855  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036393 $9.99
Crofts, Freeman Wills  
Inspector French #07: Mystery in the Channel (alternate title: Mystery in the English Channel)
A Channel steamer finds an abandoned yacht with a dark red stain on the deck. Two bodies later, with no sign of the gun, Inspector French finds himself investigating a world of high-powered banking, luxury yachts, and international double-dealing.  
Novel, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1931)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1464206716 / 9781464206719  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036755 $12.95
Crofts, Freeman Wills  
Inspector French #11: The 12.30 from Croydon (alternate title: Willful and Premeditated)
We begin with the body of Andrew Crowther, found dead in his seat on the flight from Croydon to Paris. In the ensuing flashback, we are with the killer at every stage, from first thoughts of murder to living with its execution. From the criminal's perspective, Inspector French is simply another character who needs to be dealt with.  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2017 - ISBN: 1464206732 / 9781464206733  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036756 $12.95
Croshaw, Yahtzee  
Will Save the Galaxy for Food
When a down on his luck galactic pilot masquerades as famous and hated pilot Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2017 - ISBN: 1506701655 / 9781506701653  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036555 $12.99
Daheim, Mary  
Bed & Breakfast #30: Here Comes the Bribe
Judith has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a body in the backyard.  
Novel, 310 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062318306 / 9780062318305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036500 $7.99
Daly, Elizabeth  
Henry Gamadge #16: The Book of the Crime
Rena's husband became frighteningly angry when she pulled a particular book off their library shelf. It falls to Henry Gamadge to solve the mystery of the book, and of the dead body that turns up.  
Novella, 141 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1951)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940937 / 9781631940934  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036724 $12.95
Das, Indra  
The Devourers
A young historian and a beguiling stranger come together in modern-day Kolkata, India, to transcribe an ancient journal, a collection of paper, parchment, and skins that tells of bloodshed, kidnapping, magic, and shapeshifting, set against the harsh landscapes of the 17th century Mughal empire. It reveals the story of hunters and prey, lovers and the beloved, and, in the end, the choice to be transformed or to be quarry.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 29th Annual Lambda Award for Best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror
♦  2017 Tiptree Award Shortlist
 
Novel, 303 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Del Rey - 2017 - ISBN: 1101967536 / 9781101967539  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036554 $16.00
Davis, Hank (editor)  
If This Goes Wrong . . .
Progress can be wonderful - although it can also have unexpected side effects, as shown in these seventeen sf stories (sixteen reprints, one original).  
Anthology, 351 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2017 - ISBN: 1476782024 / 9781476782027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036308 $7.99
Davis, Jim  
Garfield #62: Garfield Listens to His Gut
Full color comic strips.  
Graphic Novel, 94 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ballantine - 2016 - ISBN: 042528557X / 9780425285572  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036536 $14.00
Davis, Krista  
Paws & Claws #4: Mission Impawsible
The inn is hosting a matchmaking event for pet owners, and Holly's grandmother is hoping to play Cupid for her granddaughter. Unfortunately, what Holly finds is a dead guy. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 284 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 1101988568 / 9781101988565  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036417 $7.99
de Lint, Charles  
Newford: The Onion Girl
Jilly Coppercorn is a young artist whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in Newford's shadows. But behind her fey charm is a dark secret, and a past she's labored to forget. And that past is coming to claim her now, threatening all she loves.  
Novel, 618 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765392135 / 9780765392138  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036606 $9.99
Dean, Anna  
Dido Kent #4: A Place of Confinement
1807: Dido Kent arrives at her aunt's childhood home to discover that heiress Letitia Verney has disappeared from the manor house. Tom Lomax is accused of abducting her, but Dido suspects otherwise.  
Novel, 414 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby - 2016 - ISBN: 0749013168 / 9780749013165  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035495 $14.99


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