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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Fantaskey, Beth  
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter
Ages 9 and up. 1920s Chicago: Obsessed with becoming a reporter, ten-year-old Isabel Feeney can't believe her luck when she stumbles on a real-life murder scene, with her hero, journalist Maude Collier, standing over the body. When Maude is accused of the crime, Isabel is determined to clear her name.  
Novel, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2017 - ISBN: 0544936965 / 9780544936966  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036974 $7.99
Faye, Lyndsay  
Jane Steele
Jane Steele suffered at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fought for her life before escaping, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind. Years later, when she learns her childhood home has a new master, she takes a position there as governess. As she falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a dilemma: can she possess him, body, soul, and secrets, without revealing her murderous past?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 420 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0425283208 / 9780425283202  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037401 $16.00
Faye, Lyndsay  
The Whole Art of Detection
Collects her best tales of Sherlock Holmes, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective.  
Collection, 347 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Mysterious Press - 2017 - ISBN: 0802125921 / 9780802125927  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037075 $25.00
Fesperman, Dan  
The Letter Writer
1942: When a body is found floating in the Hudson River, NYPD cop Woodrow Cain investigates with the help of Danzinger, a man who writes letters for illiterate immigrants and seems to have boundless knowledge of the city and its denizens. The case leads them into a web of corruption and possibly treasonous activity.  
Novel, 372 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2017 - ISBN: 110187399X / 9781101873991  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037403 $16.00
Flint, Shamini  
Inspector Singh #7: A Frightfully English Execution
Inspectory Singh has been ordered to attend a policing conference in London, and his wife is determined to come along to shop for souvenirs and visit relatives. It isn't long before the cold case he's assigned turns hot - now Singh must outwit Scotland Yard, his wife, and London's finest criminals to prevent more deaths.  
Novel, 361 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Piatkus - 2016 - ISBN: 0349402728 / 9780349402727  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036865 $12.99
Fluke, Joanne  
Hannah Swensen #23: Banana Cream Pie Murder
When her mother's neighbor is murdered in the condo downstairs, Hannah sets out to solve the crime.  
Novel, 344 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2017 - ISBN: 1617732206 / 9781617732201  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037369 $26.00
Freeman, Brian  
Jonathan Stride #8: Marathon
A bomb goes off at the Duluth marathon, bringing the FBI to town. Was it terrorism, or something more personal?  
Novel, 401 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Quercus - 2017 - ISBN: 1681442418 / 9781681442419  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036934 $26.99
Furst, Alan  
A Hero of France
France, 1941: Ordinary men and women, determined to take down the occupying Nazis, must outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous missions. Mathieu leads a group that helps downed British flyers escape back to England. Now the group faces a new threat dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all.  
Novel, 234 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Random House - 2017 - ISBN: 0812986466 / 9780812986464  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037396 $16.00
Gordon, Alexia  
Gethsemane Brown #1: Murder in G Major
Conductor Gethsemane Brown takes a job turning rowdy Irish schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. She gets to stay in a lovely cottage - haunted by the ghost of the former owner. Falsely accused of killing his wife and himself, he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 271 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Henery - 2016 - ISBN: 1635110572 / 9781635110579  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036959 $15.95
Grabenstein, Chris  
Mr. Lemoncello #2: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Ages 8 and up. World-famous game maker Luigi Lemoncello has invited teams from across the US to compete in the first-ever Library Olympics. Kyle and his teammates are back, but something suspicious is going on. Books are missing from the library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?  
Novel, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Yearling - 2017 - ISBN: 0553510428 / 9780553510423  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037368 $7.99
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #109: The Blur / Blue Face
The Blur: The Shadow attempts to rescue Margo Lane from a mysterious super-foe.

Blue Face: Blue Face conducts sadistic attacks for surprisingly small returns, but The Shadow knows there is more to the bizarre crimes than meets the eye.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1942)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 160877211X / 9781608772117  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036803 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #110: The House on the Ledge / League of Death
Plus Shadow comic story 'The Sabotage Ring'.

The House on the Ledge: Fleeing from counterfeiters, a young woman and her guardian don't realize their only hope lurks in the shadows.

League of Death: The Shadow investigates the strange riddle of killers who take their own lives along with those of their victims.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608772144 / 9781608772148  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036804 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #111: The Radium Murders / The Crystal Skull
Plus Shadow radio script 'The Case of the Flaming Skull' by Alfred Bester.

The Radium Murders: Can The Shadow ferret out a deadly scientific mastermind?

The Crystal Skull: Plundered art treasures from war-torn Europe are offered for sale by a sinister swindler.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1937 / 1944)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608772179 / 9781608772179  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036805 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow Annual #2: The Black Master / The Shadow's Shadow / The Death Giver
The Black Master: The invisible hand of a criminal kills the men who serve him, leaving no trace except the promise of future murders.

The Shadow's Shadow: An enemy from his past knows the hidden secrets of the man who became The Shadow.

The Death Giver: Lamont Cranston battles a malefactor who spreads death for the sheer love of killing.  
Omnibus, 191 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1932 / 1932 / 1933)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608772160 / 9781608772162  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036806 $19.95
Gregory, Lena  
Bay Island Psychic #2: Occult and Battery
Cass is hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with seance, in a supposedly haunted mansion. After a blizzard blows in, one of the guests is found dead, and it's up to Cass to divine who did the deed.  
Novel, 290 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425282767 / 9780425282762  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037279 $7.99
Gregory, Susanna  
Matthew Bartholomew #21: A Poisonous Plot
1358 CE: Tensions between scholars and townsfolk threaten to break into violence when a well-known tradesman is found dead in one of the colleges. Torn between loyalties to his kin and his college, Matthew Bartholomew must identify the poison and find the killer.  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Sphere - 2016 - ISBN: 0751549789 / 9780751549782  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036860 $11.99
Gregory, Susanna  
Thomas Chaloner #11: The Chelsea Strangler
1665: London is in the grips of the plague, and anyone with sufficient means has fled the city. Minor members of the court are staying in rural Chelsea; when a strangler begins stalking the neighborhood, Thomas Chaloner is sent to investigate.  
Novel, 488 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Sphere - 2016 - ISBN: 0751552828 / 9780751552829  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036861 $13.99
Griffiths, Elly  
Galloway & Nelson #8: The Woman in Blue
Archaeologist Ruth Galloway, her Druid friend Cathbad, and DCI Harry Nelson team up to solve a series of crimes in Little Walsingham, a town famous for religious apparitions.  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Mariner - 2017 - ISBN: 0544947118 / 9780544947115  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036969 $14.99
Haines, Carolyn  
Sarah Booth Delaney #16: Rock-a-bye Bones
One cold night, Sarah Booth answers her front door to find a newborn baby in a basket on the porch in a pool of blood. Luckily, the baby is fine. Now it's up to the Delaney Detective Agency to do everything they can to find the mother.  
Novel, 344 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
St. Martin's - 2017 - ISBN: 1250085179 / 9781250085177  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036634 $7.99
Hallinan, Timothy  
Junior Bender #5: King Maybe
Los Angeles' most talented burglar is in the middle of stealing one of the world's rarest stamps from a professional killer when his luck turns sour. An unexpected assist gets him out alive, but Junior's escape sets off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime.  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Soho Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1616958022 / 9781616958022  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037402 $15.95
Hamilton, Steve  
Nick Mason #1: The Second Life of Nick Mason
Nick Mason makes a deal with a criminal mastermind. Nick will be released from his prison term, but in return, when his cell phone rings, Nick must answer and follow whatever order he's given. Forced to commit increasingly dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight, Nick will have to risk everything to break free.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Hammett Prize
 
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0399574344 / 9780399574344  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037406 $16.00
Hammer, Joshua  
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
Abdel Kader Haidara, an archivist and historian, spent decades tracking down and salvaging ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts. In 2012, when Al Qaeda militants seized control of Timbuktu and threatened to destroy them, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to smuggle all 350,000 volumes out of the city to safety in southern Mali.  
Nonfiction, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Simon & Schuster - 2017 - ISBN: 1476777411 / 9781476777412  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037207 $16.00
Hannah, Sophie  
Waterhouse & Zailer #03: The Wrong Mother (UK title: The Point of Rescue)
Last year Sally treated herself to a secret vacation, and a brief affair with Mark. But now, she hears on the news that Mark's wife and daughter are dead - putting the safety of Sally's family in doubt.  
Novel, 423 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2009 Trade PB  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0143131672 / 9780143131670  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037271 $9.99
Harman, Chris  
A People's History of the World
A history of the planet, from the Stone Age to the new millennium, from the perspective of the struggling people throughout the ages. Eschewing the standard histories of Great Men, of dates and rulers, he shows how ordinary men and women were involved in creating and changing society, and how conflict between classes was often at the core of these changes.  
Nonfiction, 728 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Verso - 2017 - ISBN: 1786630818 / 9781786630810  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037427 $19.95
Harper, Karen  
South Shores #3: Falling Darkness
A plane crash en route to their witness-protection placement leaves seven people stranded far from safety.  
Novel, 376 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2017 - ISBN: 0778319903 / 9780778319900  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037049 $7.99


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