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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
Mariotte, Jeff  
NCIS: Los Angeles: Bolthole
Novel based on the TV series. When a counselor pays a home visit to a former Navy SEAL and finds him tortured and murdered, NCIS investigates.  
Novel, 334 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 178329633X / 9781783296330  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036424 $7.99
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
Martini, Steve  
Paul Madriani #14: Blood Flag
Paul is defending a woman on trial for the mercy killing of her aged father, and discovers that other members of the man's World War II army unit have died recently under suspicious circumstances.  
Novel, 451 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
William Morrow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062328980 / 9780062328984  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036513 $9.99
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
Maxwell, Alyssa  
Renshaw & Huntford #1: Murder Most Malicious
1918: The peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on Boxing Day, when a houseguest goes missing. Not entirely missing, though - macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to a handful of servants. The local constable suspects a footman, but Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her maid Eva Huntford follow the clues in a different direction.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1617738328 / 9781617738326  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036579 $15.00
May, Peter  
Runaway
1965: Five teens ran away from Glasgow, hoping for musical stardom in London. Weeks later, only three would be going home. 2015: Jack Mackay is still haunted by the terrible events that befell him and his friends, and how he did not act when it mattered most. Meanwhile, in London, a man lies dead. His killer looks on, remorseless. What began as five boys following a dream has been transformed into a waking nightmare that may consume them all.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Quercus - 2017 - ISBN: 1681443058 / 9781681443058  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035480 $16.99
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
McCarry, Charles  
The Mulberry Bush
Unbeknownst to his handlers, a US spy is loyal to a hidden agenda: to avenge his father, who was laughed out of the agency years earlier.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2017 - ISBN: 0802125573 / 9780802125576  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036747 $16.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Hill & Jordan #9: Splinter the Silence
Outspoken women are being viciously bullied on the internet. For some, it proves too much to bear, and they begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care - until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher.  
Novel, 388 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Grove - 2017 - ISBN: 0802125565 / 9780802125569  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036748 $16.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Karen Pirie #3: Out of Bounds
When a teenage joyrider ends up in a coma, a DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years ago. As detective Karen Pirie investigates, she also finds herself drawn to another mystery she has no business investigating, rooted in a terrorist bombing two decades earlier.  
Novel, 421 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Atlantic Monthly - 2016 - ISBN: 0802125743 / 9780802125743  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036758 $25.00
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
McKinlay, Jenn  
Hat Shop #5: Assault and Beret
On a trip to Paris, Viv hopes to locate the man she eloped with years ago, so she can have the marriage annulled. He's an insurance investigator who works with priceless art - and both he and a recently discovered Renoir have gone missing.  
Novel, 279 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425279596 / 9780425279595  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036404 $7.99
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
Millar, Margaret  
The Tom Aragon Novels: Ask for Me Tomorrow / The Murder of Miranda / Mermaid
Ask For Me Tomorrow: Gilda Decker's ex-husband is hiding himself and his money somewhere in the hinterlands of Mexico. She turns to Mexican-American lawyer Tom Aragon for help. But the deeper Aragon digs into her ex-husband's past, the more dangerous his job becomes.

The Murder of Miranda: Tom Aragon's latest case finds him looking into the simultaneous disappearances of Miranda Shaw, recently widowed, and the man she was last seen with, Grady Keaton, a lifeguard half her age who has also disappeared.

Mermaid: When Cleo Jasper disappears, her doting brother hires Tom Aragon to find her. Aragon realizes he's in over his head when one of Cleo's friends turns up dead amidst a sea of somewhat dubious suicide notes.  
Omnibus, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1976 / 1979 / 1982)  
Soho Syndicate - 2017 - ISBN: 1681990296 / 9781681990293  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036587 $17.99
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
Monday, T.T.  
Johnny Adcock #2: Double Switch
When rookie phenom Yonel Ruiz is threatened by a cartel of smugglers, relief pitcher / PI Johnny Adcock investigates.  
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2017 - ISBN: 1101873825 / 9781101873823  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036596 $16.00
Mugavero, Liz (aka Conte, Cate)  
Pawsitively Organic #5: Custom Baked Murder
When an unpopular businesswoman is murdered, there's a whole pack of suspects. To get to the truth, Stan will have to unearth some shady secrets. Includes pet food recipes.  
Novel, 375 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2017 - ISBN: 1496700198 / 9781496700193  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036408 $7.99
Muller, Marcia / Pronzini, Bill  
Carpenter & Quincannon #5: The Dangerous Ladies Affair
Private detectives Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon go after a murderous extortionist.  
Novel, 252 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Forge - 2017 - ISBN: 0765381052 / 9780765381057  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036694 $25.99
Naughtie, James  
The Madness of July
Late 1970s: Trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines, Will Flemying is now rising to the top in politics. But when a bizarre death begins to reveal some of his government's most sensitive secrets, Flemying is drawn back into the dangerous shadows of the Cold War.  
Novel, 392 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Overlook - 2017 - ISBN: 1468311662 / 9781468311662  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034136 $16.95


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