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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Farjeon, J. Jefferson  
Seven Dead
Amateur thief Ted Lyte chooses an isolated house for his first crime, only to find a locked room containing seven dead bodies. DI Kendall takes the case with the help of passing yachtsman Thomas Hazeldean.  
Novel, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2018 - ISBN: 1464209081 / 9781464209086  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039074 $12.95
Finch, Charles  
Charles Lenox Prequel: The Woman in the Water
London, 1850: Young Charles Lenox struggles to make a name for himself as a detective, but Scotland Yard won't take him seriously, and his friends deride him for working. When the newspaper publishes a letter whose anonymous author claims to have committed the perfect crime and promises to kill again, Lenox seizes the chance to prove himself.  
Novel, 292 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2018 - ISBN: 1250139465 / 9781250139467  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039264 $25.99
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. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 402 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Kensington - 2018 - ISBN: 1617732222 / 9781617732225  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039134 $7.99
Frederick, Heather Vogel  
Pumpkin Falls #2: Yours Truly
Ages 10 and up. Tourists flock to Pumpkin Falls for the annual Maple Festival. When someone tries to sabotage the trees on the Franklin family farm, Truly rallies the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to investigate.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Simon & Schuster - 2018 - ISBN: 1442471875 / 9781442471870  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038960 $7.99
Golakai, H.J.  
Vee Johnson #1: The Lazarus Effect
Vee Johnson, an investigative journalist in Cape Town, and her oddball assistant Chloe Bishop delve into the secrets of the fractured Fourie and Paulsen families. What happened to Jacqui Paulsen, who vanished two years ago?  
Novel, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Cassava Republic - 2017 - ISBN: 1911115081 / 9781911115083  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038587 $14.95
Gooden, Philip  
May We Borrow Your Language?
The English language is a linguistic mongrel, its vocabulary resulting from centuries of borrowing from other tongues: from the Celtic languages of pre-Roman Britain, Norman French, Old Scandinavian, Persian, Sanskrit, Algonquian, Cantonese, Hawaiian, and a host of others. This book explores the stories behind scores of words that the English language has filched.  
Nonfiction, 359 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Head of Zeus - 2017 - ISBN: 1786694557 / 9781786694553  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038297 $12.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #116: Mox / Crime Country
Plus Shadow radio play 'The Stockings Were Hung' by Peter Wright.

Mox: A mysterious mastermind is committing bizarre murders by remote control.

Crime Country: The Dark Avenger returns to Darport to save a legendary lawman from wrongful imprisonment.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1933 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2017 - ISBN: 1608772268 / 9781608772261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038849 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #118: Teeth of the Dragon / Jade Dragon
Teeth of the Dragon: The Shadow glides through the deadly mazes of Chinatown to unmask a crime lord.

Jade Dragon: A young woman's purchase leads to serial murders in San Francisco's Chinatown.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1937 / 1948)  
Sanctum Books - 2017 - ISBN: 1608772306 / 9781608772308  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038850 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #119: Crime's Stronghold / Death Diamonds
Crime's Stronghold: The Master Avenger investigates simian burglaries and battles a Super Gorilla.

Death Diamonds: Only The Shadow knows why thieves are ignoring priceless diamonds to purloin lesser gemstones.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1942)  
Sanctum Books - 2017 - ISBN: 1608772322 / 9781608772322  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038851 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Tinsley, Theodore / Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #120: The Cup of Confucius / No Time for Murder
Plus The Whisperer short story 'The Iron Buddha' by Alan Hathaway writing as Clifford Goodrich.

The Cup of Confucius: Only The Shadow knows the deadly secret that lurks within it.

No Time for Murder: A feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all who possess it until The Shadow intervenes.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1937 / 1944)  
Sanctum Books - 2017 - ISBN: 1608772330 / 9781608772339  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038852 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #121: Hidden Death / The Shadow Meets The Mask
Plus Shadow radio play 'Murder in the Ball Park' by Jerry Devine.

Master of Flame: Can a dead man kill? Only The Shadow can unearth the bizarre secret.

The Shadow Meets The Mask: The Knight of Darkness is accused of terrible crimes by a radio crusader.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1932 / 1944)  
Sanctum Books - 2017 - ISBN: 1608772365 / 9781608772360  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038853 $14.95
Gregory, Lena  
Bay Island Psychic #3: Clairvoyant and Present Danger
Communications with a ghost land Cass in the middle of a murder investigation - much to the chagrin of local law enforcement.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2018 - ISBN: 0425282775 / 9780425282779  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039133 $7.99
Haddock, Nancy  
Silver Six #3: A Crime of Poison
Nixy is in charge of keeping the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale running smoothly. When a local troublemaker is found dead, two of the Silver Six are accused of his murder. Includes crafting tips and recipes.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425275744 / 9780425275740  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039100 $7.99
Hambly, Barbara  
Benjamin January #14: Drinking Gourd
When Jubal Cain, the man who coordinates the Underground Railroad in Mississippi, is accused of killing Vicksburg's chief conductor, Benjamin January must track down the real killer.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Severn House - 2017 - ISBN: 1847517080 / 9781847517081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036838 $17.95
Hammett, Dashiell  
The Big Book of the Continental Op
Collects all twenty-eight stories, the original serialized versions of novels Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material, starring the Continental Op, a tough, wry, unglamorous gumshoe.  
Collection, 733 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2017 - ISBN: 0525432957 / 9780525432951  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039196 $25.00
Harrison, Cora  
Reverend Mother Aquinas #2: A Shocking Assassination
Cork, 1924: When a young reporter is accused of murder, the Reverend Mother investigates.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Severn House - 2017 - ISBN: 1847517277 / 9781847517272  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037103 $17.95
Hearon, Leigh  
Carson Stables #3: Unbridled Murder
When Annie finds the sleazy owner of a feedlot trampled in his corral, she must track down a killer while trying to save the feedlot horses from slaughter.  
Novel, 330 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2018 - ISBN: 1496714083 / 9781496714084  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039129 $7.99
Herron, Mick  
Slough House #4: Spook Street
What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too much? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are River Cartwright's questions when his grandfather develops dementia. And that's not all the agents of Slough House have to worry about after a bomb goes off in the middle of a busy shopping center.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2017 UK Crime Writers' Gold Dagger
♦  Winner of the 2017 UK Crime Writers' Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Soho Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1616958693 / 9781616958695  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039199 $15.95
Hollon, Cheryl  
Webb's Glass Shop #4: Etched in Tears
Savannah investigates when a celebrated glass artist is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket.  
Novel, 270 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2017 - ISBN: 1496711750 / 9781496711755  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039107 $7.99
Holt, Anne  
Hanne Wilhelmsen #5: Dead Joker
DI Hanne Wilhelmsen investigates when the Chief Public Prosecutor is suspected of his wife's brutal murder.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Scribner - 2018 - ISBN: 1501123270 / 9781501123276  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038966 $17.00
Housewright, David  
Holland Taylor #4: Darkness, Sing Me a Song
Signed by the author on the title page. Wealthy Eleanor Barrington has hired Twin Cities PI Holland Taylor to do a background check on her son's girlfriend. When the young woman is murdered and Barrington is arrested, Taylor finds himself in the thick of things.  
Novel, 275 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2018 - ISBN: 125009447X / 9781250094476  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039261 $25.99
Hunter, Maddy  
Passport to Peril #11: Say No Moor
Emily offers discounts to several bloggers in exchange for highlighting her tour of Cornwall, England - a publicity plan that may backfire when the quarrelsome host at their historic inn dies under suspicious circumstances.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2018 - ISBN: 0738749613 / 9780738749617  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039025 $15.99
Jaffarian, Sue Ann  
Odelia Grey #12: Too Big to Die
After Odelia and Greg rescue a dog from a closed car on a hot day, a video of the rescue goes viral, and the man who helped them winds up dead.  
Novel, 275 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2018 - ISBN: 073871884X / 9780738718842  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039024 $14.99
James, Bill  
The Principals
It's all-out war in this witty satire on academic life. Two universities in the same city set out to destroy each other, the better to take over one another's buildings, students, and, above all, bank balances. It's Dr. Lawford Chute of the revered Sedge University vs. Dr. Victor Tane of Charter Mill: who will win?  
Novel, 171 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Severn House - 2017 - ISBN: 1847517439 / 9781847517432  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037106 $17.95
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #8: Twelve Angry Librarians
The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding their annual meeting at Athena College, with the keynote speech to be delivered by Charlie's high school nemesis. When the irritating man is found dead, Charlie is at the top of the suspect list. Charlie and Diesel will have to check out every clue to catch the killer.  
Novel, 273 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Berkley - 2018 - ISBN: 0425277771 / 9780425277775  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039123 $7.99


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