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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
Church, James  
Inspector O #6: The Gentleman from Japan
Inspector O is recruited by an old friend to take part in an operation to disrupt plans for shipping a machine used to produce nuclear weapons to North Korea.  
Novel, 273 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 0312614314 / 9780312614317  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035880 $25.99
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
Cleeves, Ann  
Vera Stanhope #5: The Glass Room
When one of her neighbors goes missing, DI Vera Stanhope traces the woman to a writers' retreat. Things get complicated when a body is discovered and Vera's neighbor is found with a knife in her hand.  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
Pan UK - 2016 - ISBN: 1509816003 / 9781509816002  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034851 $14.99
Cleeves, Ann  
Vera Stanhope #7: The Moth Catcher
When the house-sitter at a country house is found dead by the side of the road, DI Vera Stanhope and her team investigate, and find another body in the attic of the house.  
Novel, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Pan UK - 2016 - ISBN: 1447278305 / 9781447278306  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035535 $14.99
Clement, Blaize & John  
Dixie Hemingway #11: The Cat Sitter and the Canary
At a regular client's home, Dixie finds a dead body, along with a note that seems to suggest she had something to do with it. Another murder and another note follow. Can Dixie find the killer before the killer finds her?  
Novel, 288 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250051177 / 9781250051172  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035882 $25.99
Cocco, Giovanni / Magella, Amneris  
Stefania Valenti #1: Shadows on the Lake
When the remains of a young man are discovered on a powerful family's estate near Lake Como, Commissario Stefania Valenti's investigation delves back to World War II, when the area attracted smugglers, deserters, secret agents, and fleeing Jews.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 014312725X / 9780143127253  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036593 $16.00
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
Correia, Larry / Ringo, John  
Monster Hunter Memoirs #2: Sinners
Signed ONLY by Larry Correia on the title page. 1980s: Chad Oliver Gardenier is dispatched to New Orleans to reinforce the beleaguered members of HMI's Hoodoo Squad in their fight against loup garou, shadow demons, houdoun necromancers, giant bipedal crocodiles, and vampires.  
Novel, 286 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781834 / 9781476781839  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036294 $26.00
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
Counter, Ben  
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Legends: Cassius
When a tyranid hive fleet is detected dangerously close to the Sol system, two entire companies of Ultramarines, led by the legendary Chaplain Cassius, are sent to find and destroy the aliens.  
Novel, 223 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Black Library - 2017 - ISBN: 1784964905 / 9781784964900  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New036334 $19.00
Coyle, Cleo  
Coffeehouse #16: Dead Cold Brew
Clare and Mike's engagement celebration is disrupted by a mysterious letter and a murder. Both disruptions appear to be connected to a cold case involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a jewel thief, and a family secret. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 349 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425276112 / 9780425276112  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036566 $27.00
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
Crilley, Paul  
Department Zero
Atticus Graves and his crew travel between realities to a Britain where it's always 1899 to fight Nazi cultists with royal connections and prevent them from bringing back the Great Old Ones.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PYR - 2017 - ISBN: 1633882012 / 9781633882010  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036546 $17.00
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
Crombie, Deborah  
Kincaid & James #17: Garden of Lamentations
DI Kerry Boatman turns to Gemma James for help investigating a murder at a private garden in Notting Hill. Meanwhile, Duncan Kincaid is plagued by disturbing questions about several seemingly unrelated cases involving members of the police force.  
Novel, 415 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062271636 / 9780062271631  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034380 $26.99
Crowshaw, 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


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