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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Sefton, Maggie  
Knitting #14: Knit to Be Tied
New knitter Nancy is pregnant, but the father of her baby isn't quite the man she dreamed he was. When he dies in a hit-and-run, the knitters are determined to chase down the culprit. Includes a knitting pattern.  
Novel, 256 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425282511 / 9780425282519  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037743 $7.99
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #36: Maigret at Picratt's (alternate titles: Maigret and the Strangled Stripper / Maigret in Montmartre)
A dancer at a Montmarte club reports to the police that she heard two men planning to kill a countess. The police ignore her claim - until the dancer is found strangled. To get to the truth, Maigret must dive into the seedy underbelly of Paris.  
Novel, 187 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1951 )  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 024124028X / 9780241240281  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037927 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #37: Maigret Takes a Room (alternate title: Maigret Rents a Room)
When a man is killed outside a boarding house, Maigret moves into the boarding house to solve the case.  
Novel, 172 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1951 )  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0241206847 / 9780241206843  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037928 $13.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #38: Maigret and the Tall Woman (alternate title: Maigret and the Burglar's Wife)
A woman Maigret arrested years ago turns to him for help when her safecracker husband discovers a dead body while committing a burglary.  
Novel, 171 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1951 )  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0241277388 / 9780241277386  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037929 $13.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #39: Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters (alternate title: Maigret and the Killers)
When Maigret learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by mobsters from the US, he makes it his mission to bring them to justice.  
Novel, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1952)  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0241250668 / 9780241250662  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037930 $13.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
Isabel Dalhousie #11: A Distant View of Everything
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed Copy' sticker on front of jacket. An old acquaintance has engaged in some possibly ill-advised matchmaking; Isabel agrees to look into the background of the man in question, but soon starts to wonder if she's investigating the wrong party.  
Novel, 240 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Pantheon - 2017 - ISBN: 0307908941 / 9780307908940  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037887 $25.95
Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17: Precious and Grace
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi usually see eye to eye on professional matters, but when a Canadian woman asks for help in recovering memories of her Botswana childhood, differences of opinion arise between the two friends.  
Novel, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Anchor - 2017 - ISBN: 1101972815 / 9781101972816  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037900 $15.00
Snoekstra, Anna  
Only Daughter
A desperate young woman decides to impersonate Bec Winter, who disappeared a decade ago. Soon she is living Bec's life. But she comes to realize Bec's welcoming family and friends are not quite what they seem - and that whoever took Bec is still at large.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 Trade PB  
MIRA - 2017 - ISBN: 0778360997 / 9780778360995  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037975 $7.99
Summerscale, Kate  
The Wicked Boy
East London, 1895: Thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes confessed to stabbing his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane, telling of his severe headaches, his fascination with violent criminals, and his fondness for penny dreadfuls. Summerscale provides a deeply researched and richly detailed narrative of the crime and its aftermath.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Nonfiction Work
♦  Shortlisted for the 2017 UK Crime Writers' Non-Fiction Dagger
 
Nonfiction, 378 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0143110462 / 9780143110460  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037899 $17.00
Sund, Erik Axl  
The Crow Girl
An apathetic prosecutor and a bureaucratic police force are uninterested in solving the murder of an immigrant child. When two more bodies are found, Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg teams up with therapist Sofia Zetterlund to track down a serial killer.  
Novel, 866 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2017 - ISBN: 0345805097 / 9780345805096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037913 $17.95
Swanson, Denise  
Dime Store #6: Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My
PI Jake Del Vecchio has rented office space above the dime store, and it isn't long before Dev finds herself embroiled in his first case.  
Novel, 270 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0451477774 / 9780451477774  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037765 $7.99
Tantimedh, Adi  
Her Nightly Embrace
Joining an upmarket London agency where the rich and powerful hire him to solve their problems and wash their dirty laundry, PI Ravi Singh finds himself in over his head with increasingly gonzo cases - and the visions that he's having of Hindu gods aren't helping.  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Atria - 2017 - ISBN: 1501130587 / 9781501130588  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037679 $16.00
Taylor, David C.  
Michael Cassidy #2: Night Work
Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes comes true, finds himself assigned to Fidel Castro's protection detail.  
Novel, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Forge - 2017 - ISBN: 0765374862 / 9780765374868  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037603 $19.99
Thor, Brad  
Scot Harvath #16: Foreign Agent
When a US black ops team is ambushed near Syria, signs point to a dangerous informant in Brussels.  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Pocket - 2017 - ISBN: 1476789363 / 9781476789361  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037681 $9.99
Tracy, P.J.  
Monkeewrench #7: The Sixth Idea
A series of murders and disappearances sends homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth straight to Monkeewrench for help. The search for answers leads sixty years into the past.  
Novel, 348 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0451472020 / 9780451472021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037760 $9.99
Tracy, P.J.  
Monkeewrench #8: Nothing Stays Buried
When Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene, everything about the setting is too familiar, and a playing card on the corpse confirms their worst fears: a serial killer is once again operating in the city.  
Novel, 308 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Putnam - 2017 - ISBN: 0735212457 / 9780735212459  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037893 $27.00
Tremayne, Peter  
Sister Fidelma #27: Penance of the Damned
671 CE: Sister Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are dispatched to investigate when the king's loyal chief bishop and adviser is murdered in an old enemy's fortress.  
Novel, 338 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2017 - ISBN: 1250119642 / 9781250119643  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037593 $27.99
Tuomainen, Antti  
The Mine
Reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a northern Finland town. Then company executives begin to die in suspicious accidents.  
Novel, Trade Paperback  
Orenda - 2017 - ISBN: 1910633534 / 9781910633533  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036994 $14.95
Vallere, Diane  
Costume Shop #3: Dressed to Confess
Margo investigates a murder at the Sagebrush Festival. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 287 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425278301 / 9780425278307  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037775 $7.99
Vallgren, Carl-Johan  
The Boy in the Shadows
Decades ago, Joel's brother was kidnapped from a Stockholm subway station. Now, when Joel goes missing, his wife turns to an old friend, computer programmer Danny Katz, for help.  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Quercus - 2017 - ISBN: 1681444399 / 9781681444390  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036941 $16.99
Vine, Richard  
SoHo Sins
Philip and Amanda Oliver were the New York art scene's golden couple, until Amanda was found murdered and Philip confessed. But was he a continent away when she died? Art dealer Jackson Wyeth sets out to learn the truth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel
 
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Hard Case Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1785655736 / 9781785655739  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037914 $12.95
Wake, Elliot  
Bad Boy
Ren Grant is transgender, filming his transition and sharing on his vlog. His fans love him. But off camera, he's the muscle-bound enforcer for a social justice vigilante group, hurting those who prey on the disempowered. When a job goes south, Ren has to clear his name, and show the world he's a good man.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Atria - 2017 - ISBN: 1501154729 / 9781501154720  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037680 $16.00
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #10: The Templars' Last Secret
Bruno discovers a connection between an archaeologist's death and an ancient Knights Templar stronghold.  
Novel, 312 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Knopf - 2017 - ISBN: 1101946806 / 9781101946800  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037881 $25.95
Webb, Debra  
Shades of Death #2: A Deeper Grave
Nick Shade hunts serial killers. When he rescued detective Bobbie Gentry, he didn't intend to be a hero. Or a target. But now a copycat murderer is at work, and reuniting with Bobbie is Nick's best chance at neutralizing the threat.  
Novel, 411 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2017 - ISBN: 0778319938 / 9780778319931  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037969 $9.99
Westlake, Donald E.  
Forever and a Death
A never before published novel, based on a treatment he wrote for a James Bond movie that was never filmed. A businessman thrown out of Hong Kong when the Chinese took over decides to take revenge by stealing the gold from Hong Kong bank vaults and then using a dooomsday device to collapse the city.  
Novel, 463 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Hard Case Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1785654233 / 9781785654237  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037882 $22.99


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