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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Fusilli, Jim (editor)  
Crime Plus Music
Twenty music-themed noir stories.  
Anthology, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Three Rooms - 2016 - ISBN: 1941110452 / 9781941110454  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035614 $19.95
Gardner, Erle Stanley  
Cool & Lam: The Knife Slipped
A tale of adultery and corruption, of doublecrosses and triple identities, that was meant to be the second in the series, but was shelved when the publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool's behavior.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Hard Case Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1783299274 / 9781783299270  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036580 $9.95
Gilliland, Rhonda (editor) / Mallory, Michael Allan (editor)  
Cooked to Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery
Midwestern authors serve up murderous tales revolving around food, accompanied by recipes that have been tried and proven entirely non-lethal.  
Anthology, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Nodin - 2016 - ISBN: 1935666878 / 9781935666875  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036778 $16.95
Herron, Mick  
Slough House #3: Real Tigers
Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned, to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper. When one of them is kidnapped and held for ransom, they must breach the security of MI5 headquarters and steal intel to exchange for their comrade's safety. Along the way, they uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves a group of private mercenaries as well as the highest authorities in the Secret Service.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Gold Dagger (best novel)
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Steel Dagger (best thriller)
 
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Soho Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1616957980 / 9781616957988  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036583 $15.95
Hesse, Jennifer David  
Wiccan Wheel #2: Bell, Book & Candlemas
The owner of a New Age gift shop is being threatened. When things escalate to murder, the Wiccan community turns to Keli for help. Can she stop the harassment and catch the killer, and still maintain her privacy about her religion?  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2017 - ISBN: 1496704940 / 9781496704948  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036410 $7.99
Holt, Anne  
Hanne Wilhelmsen #4: The Lion's Mouth
The Norwegian Prime Minister has been shot in the head. Was it politically motivated, or personal? When secrets begin to unravel from the PM's past, Hanne and her partner Billy must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Scribner - 2017 - ISBN: 1501123246 / 9781501123245  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036346 $16.00
Indriðason, Arnaldur  
Reykjavik Prequel #3: Into Oblivion
1979: A man's body has been found in the blue lagoon. Apparently the victim fell from a great height. Was he thrown out of an airplane? Detective Erlendur is also asked to investigate the case of a girl who vanished on her way to school forty years earlier.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Picador - 2017 - ISBN: 1250111439 / 9781250111432  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036718 $16.00
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #7: No Cats Allowed
When the irritating new library director's body is discovered, the list of suspects is long. Things take a turn for the worse when a threatening email throws suspicion on Melba. Can Charlie and his Maine Coon cat Diesel clear their friend's name?  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425277755 / 9780425277751  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036418 $7.99
Lansdale, Joe R.  
Hap & Leonard #09: Honky Tonk Samurai
Hap Collins is a former 1960s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel. Leonard Pine is a tough, gay, black Vietnam veteran and Republican. Lilly Buckner brings a cold case to their new PI office: she wants them to look for her missing granddaughter. They discover that the used car lot where the young woman worked is a front for a prostitution ring, and the mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2017 - ISBN: 031632941X / 9780316329415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035481 $15.99
Lee, J.M. (Jung-Myung)  
The Investigation
Korea, 1944: As young prison guard Watanbe Yuichi investigates the murder of another guard, he begins to discover what is really going on inside this violent institution which few inmates survive - and becomes determined to protect a poet whose works hold great beauty.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Pegasus - 2016 - ISBN: 1681772515 / 9781681772516  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035512 $15.95
Lehane, Dennis  
Joe Coughlin #2: Live by Night
Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, moves from childhood petty theft up the ladder of organized crime, enjoying the riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw in the Prohibition era.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 531 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
William Morrow - 2017 - ISBN: 0060004894 / 9780060004897  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036511 $9.99
Lippman, Laura  
Wilde Lake
Lu Brant's first case as state's attorney dredges up painful memories of 1980, when her brother A.J. saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Now she wonders if the events happened as she remembers, and what details might have been withheld from her because she was a child. The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
William Morrow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062083465 / 9780062083463  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036493 $15.99
Ludlum, Robert - of interest: Lustbader, Eric Van  
Bourne #13: The Bourne Enigma
An enigmatic message from a Russian spymaster alerts Bourne to a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has just four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it.  
Novel, 508 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455597953 / 9781455597956  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036444 $9.99
Mankell, Henning  
Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being
An autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life.  
Nonfiction, 303 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage - 2017 - ISBN: 0525432159 / 9780525432159  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036586 $16.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #29: Last Ditch
Ricky Alleyn, now twenty-one, has relocated to a secluded island to write a novel. When he stumbles across a murder and then gets himself kidnapped, Inspector Alleyn heads to the island to get to the bottom of things.  
Novel, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1977)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 163194052X / 9781631940521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036725 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #30: A Grave Mistake
Exhausted from the stresses of family life, wealthy Sybil Foster heads to a local hotel that specializes in soothing shattered nerves. When she's killed, Inspector Alleyn has a real puzzler on his hands.  
Novel, 269 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1978)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940546 / 9781631940545  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036726 $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #31: Photo Finish
On a visit to a lavish island estate in New Zealand, Inspector Alleyn winds up investigating when a diva is murdered. Soprano Isabella Sommita was widely loathed, and Alleyn finds himself with an abundance of suspects.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1980)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940678 / 9781631940675  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036727 $14.95
Marston, Edward  
Home Front Detective #4: Deeds of Darkness
When a young woman is murdered in a darkened cinema, DI Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy find themselves pursuing a killer who has no qualms about slaying his victims in public.  
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Allison & Busby - 2015 - ISBN: 0749015292 / 9780749015299  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035533 $9.95
Mathews, Francine (aka Barron, Stephanie)  
Merry Folger #1: Death in the Off-season
Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's wealthy summer families, fled the US under a legal cloud a decade ago. So what was he doing back on Nantucket, and who murdered him? Thirty-two-year-old detective Merry Folger, the daughter and granddaughter of local police chiefs, investigates.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, 2nd Edition (rewritten from the 1994 edition)  
Soho Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1616957263 / 9781616957261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036247 $9.99
Mathews, Francine (aka Barron, Stephanie)  
Merry Folger #2: Death in Rough Water
When a fishing boat captain is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced an accident. But his daughter Del isn't convinced, and turns to her old friend, police detective Merry Folger, for help.  
Novel, 331 pages, Trade Paperback, 2nd Edition (rewritten from the 1995 edition)  
Soho Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 161695728X / 9781616957285  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036248 $15.95
McCallum, David  
Once a Crooked Man
Now wealthy and aging, the Bruschettis have decided to retire from their low-profile and successful life of crime. But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears them planning to murder a man in London who knows too much, their plans begin to unravel. After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the intended victim, he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm, and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next.  
Novel, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2017 - ISBN: 1250112060 / 9781250112064  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036709 $15.99
Mcdonald, Gregory  
Snatch: Who Took Toby Rinaldi? (alternate title: Snatched) / Safekeeping
Who Took Toby Rinaldi?: Eight-year-old whiz kid Toby Rinaldi, whose father is key to vital negotiations in the Middle East, is put aboard a flight to San Francisco. Then Toby disappears. They have just 48 hours to find him, or tanks will roll across the desert, and the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf will stop.

Safekeeping: During the Battle of Britain, a Duke's son is sent to New York City for safety, but winds up in the hands of the Salvallo family, who have decided he might be worth some money to them. When he witnesses a murdered committed by Tony Salvallo, the boy knows it's time to strike out on his own - with Savallo in hot pursuit.  
Omnibus, 446 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1980 / 1985)  
Hard Case Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 178565182X / 9781785651823  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036594 $12.95
McNamara, Frances  
Emily Cabot #6: Death at the Paris Exposition
After being named the only female US commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1900, Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer enlists Emily to act as her social secretary. Emily investigates when several young women meet untimely deaths and a member of the Palmer's circle is accused of the crimes.  
Novel, 257 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Allium - 2016 - ISBN: 0996755837 / 9780996755832  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036217 $16.99
Mendoza, Élmer  
Silver Bullets
Culiacan, Mexico: Police detective Lefty Mendieta investigates the murder of a high-powered lawyer with a penchant for cross-dressing and edgy sex.  
Novel, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
MacLehose - 2016 - ISBN: 1681446138 / 9781681446134  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035475 $14.99
Moffat, Steven (writer) / Gatiss, Mark (writer) / Jay. (artist)  
Sherlock: A Study in Pink
Manga adaptation of the TV episode.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2017 - ISBN: 1785856154 / 9781785856150  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036574 $12.99


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