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Logan, Kylie (aka Daniels, Casey)  
Ethnic Eats #3: Italian Iced
Laurel has just found her former employer, Hollywood superstar Meghan Cohan, dead in the Terminal freezer. Who would want Meghan dead? Just about anybody who had met her. For Laurel, the real question is, what was a Hollywood A-lister doing in Hubbard, Ohio? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2018 - ISBN: 042527490X / 9780425274903  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040350 $7.99
Lorac, E.C.R.  
Robert Macdonald: Fire in the Thatch
When Little Thatch Cottage in rural Devon is destroyed in a blaze, Inspector Macdonald is drafted to uncover a motive for murder.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1946)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2018 - ISBN: 1464209677 / 9781464209673  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040258 $14.99
Lovegrove, James  
The Devil's Dust
London, 1883: Holmes and Watson help a landlady suspected of poisoning her lodger. They learn that the man, recently returned from Africa, rented the room under a false name. But what is the meaning of the sole cryptic message the man left behind? And how is Allan Quatermain, who visited the man, involved?  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2018 - ISBN: 178565361X / 9781785653612  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040508 $14.95
Matter, Paula  
Last Call
Bartender Maggie Lewis can't hold her beer, her tongue, or her temper. On a bad day at work, she'd love to kill a customer or two. On a very bad day, she becomes a murder suspect accused of doing just that. Since the police have yet to arrest anybody for the last major crime in town - the murder of Maggie's husband - she's pretty sure it'll be up to her to clear her name and find the real killer.  
Novel, 275 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2018 - ISBN: 0738757829 / 9780738757827  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040295 $15.99
Matthews, Olivia  
Sister Lou #2: Peril & Prayer
At the sisters' Advent retreat, argumentative Sister Marianna becomes prime suspect in the murder of resort owner Autumn Tassler. To have a prayer of keeping Sister Marianna out of prison, Sister Lou will need some help from her nephew Chris and from reporter Shari Henson.  
Novel, 394 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2018 - ISBN: 1496709403 / 9781496709400  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040354 $7.99
Maxwell, Edith (aka Day, Maddie)  
Local Foods #5: Mulch Ado About Murder
Organic farmer Cam Flaherty is waiting for rain. In the meantime, she'll be trying to figure out who killed her new neighbor Nicole. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 288 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Kensington - 2018 - ISBN: 1496700317 / 9781496700315  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040353 $7.99
McCafferty, Keith  
Sean Stranahan #6: Cold Hearted River
A woman goes missing in a spring snowstorm, only to be found dead in a bear's den; sheriff Martha Ettinger and detective Sean Stranahan investigate.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Penguin - 2018 - ISBN: 0143128884 / 9780143128885  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040491 $16.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Kate Brannigan #1 / #2: Dead Beat / Kick Back
Dead Beat: The search for a missing songwriter takes PI Kate Brannigan into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford, and into her first murder case.

Kick Back: Kate's latest case has her up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery, and murder.  
Omnibus, 501 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992 / 1993)  
Grove - 2018 - ISBN: 0802128297 / 9780802128294  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040262 $17.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Kate Brannigan #3 / #4: Crack Down / Clean Break
Crack Down: When Kate agreed to let her boyfriend help her with a car sales fraud case, she wasn't expecting him to wind up behind bars. And when she agreed to look after his young son, she didn't know it would drag her into a world of drug dealers, child pornographers, and gangland enforcers.

Clean Break: The hunt for a Monet stolen from a stately home where she arranged the security sends Kate on a dangerous foray across Europe.

Awards:
♦  Crack Down: Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 1994 Gold Dagger
♦  Finalist for the 1994 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Omnibus, 499 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994 / 1995)  
Grove - 2018 - ISBN: 0802128300 / 9780802128300  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040263 $17.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Kate Brannigan #5 / #6: Blue Genes / Star Struck
Blue Genes: When the doctor responsible for a friend's fertility treatments is murdered, Kate delves into the alien world of medical experimentation.

Star Struck: Desperate for money, Kate takes a job as bodyguard to a paranoid soap opera star, only to discover that the drama offstage is even more outrageous than the show's storylines.  
Omnibus, 517 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996 / 1998)  
Grove - 2018 - ISBN: 0802128319 / 9780802128317  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040264 $17.00
McKinlay, Jenn  
Library Lover's #8: Death in the Stacks
When the new president of the library board is found murdered at a fundraiser, Lindsey must catch a killer to clear a library staffer's name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Berkley - 2018 - ISBN: 0451488636 / 9780451488633  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040362 $7.99
Mendelson, Paul  
Vaughn de Vries #1: The First Rule of Survival
Seven years ago in Cape Town, three white schoolboys were abducted in broad daylight and never seen again. Now a new case casts a light on that enquiry for Colonel Vaughn de Vries, who sets out to learn the whole truth and unravel a complex history of abuse, deception, and murder.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' 2014 Gold Dagger
 
Novel, 392 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Constable - 2014 - ISBN: 1472111362 / 9781472111364  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040106 $13.99
Milford, Kate  
Greenglass #2: Ghosts of Greenglass House
Ages 10 and up. Thirteen-year-old Milo is once again spending his winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem; there are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join his search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul.  
Novel, 453 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2018 - ISBN: 1328594424 / 9781328594426  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040071 $7.99
Mina, Denise  
The Long Drop
William Watt's family members have been slaughtered in their own home. Despite his ironclad alibi, police suspect Watt. Distraught and desperate to clear his name, he offers a reward for information that leads to the real killer.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2018 Thriller Award for Best Thriller
 
Novel, 235 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Back Bay - 2018 - ISBN: 0316380598 / 9780316380591  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039627 $15.99
Mortimer, Ian  
The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain
An up-close look at daily life in Britain from 1660-1699, as the last vestiges of medievalism are being replaced by a tremendous cultural flowering, and Britain's global trading empire is developing.  
Nonfiction, 454 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Pegasus - 2018 - ISBN: 1681778017 / 9781681778013  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040080 $17.95
Norton, Elizabeth  
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women
A look at the powerful and dynamic women of the Tudor era, interwoven with studies of topics ranging from toys to contraception to witchcraft, portraying the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones.  
Nonfiction, 406 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Pegasus - 2018 - ISBN: 1681778041 / 9781681778044  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040081 $16.95
O'Brien, Kevin  
They Won't Be Hurt
They're in her house, holding her children hostage, and Laura has only one option: do exactly what the intruders say. But as she races to find the information they want, she realizes they are only part of the nightmare. Someone wants to keep the truth hidden at any cost.  
Novel, 440 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pinnacle - 2018 - ISBN: 0786038853 / 9780786038855  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040371 $9.99
O'Dell, Claire  
Janet Watson & Sara Holmes #1: A Study in Honor
A sniper's bullet during the New Civil War cost surgeon Dr. Janet Watson her arm and her career. She is looking for work and decent housing in Washington, DC, when another Black woman, covert operative Sara Holmes, offers her a place to stay. When Watson discovers that soldiers from a particular unit are dying one by one, the two women join forces to investigate.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Near-future sf with excellent disability representation, and I enjoyed the characterizations enough to forgive the fact that I saw the major plot twist coming a mile away.  
Novel, 293 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2018 - ISBN: 006269930X / 9780062699305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040127 $15.99
Orenduff, J. Michael  
Pot Thief #8: The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey
Hubie Schuze was an eager student at the University of New Mexico - until they booted him out. Now he's back as a pottery teacher. When a young woman working as a life model is murdered, Hubie becomes a suspect.  
Novel, 290 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Open Road - 2018 - ISBN: 1504049934 / 9781504049931  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040257 $14.99
Parker, T. Jefferson  
Roland Ford #1: The Room of White Fire
A soldier, shattered by war, is on the run from a psychiatric facility. A PI, carrying his own wounds, is hired to track that soldier down, in a race against the clock to bring the soldier home before he reveals the secret that haunts him.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2018 Shamus Award for Best PI Novel
 
Novel, 342 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Putnam - 2018 - ISBN: 0735212678 / 9780735212671  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040342 $9.99
Pattison, Eliot  
Duncan McCallum #5: Savage Liberty
1768: A ship arriving from London has exploded in Boston Harbor. Duncan McCallum discovers the ship was sabotaged, apparently to cover the theft by French agents of a document being smuggled to the Sons of Liberty. Fearing the intrigues of the Sons might set the colonies ablaze, Duncan pursues the truth, only to be falsely charged with treason and murder.  
Novel, 387 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Counterpoint - 2018 - ISBN: 1619027216 / 9781619027213  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040254 $26.00
Pavone, Chris  
The Travelers
It's 3:00 a.m. Do you know where your husband is? Hint: he has just become a spy.  
Novel, 606 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Broadway - 2018 - ISBN: 1524763292 / 9781524763299  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040338 $9.99
Pearl, Matthew  
The Dante Chamber
1870: When murders erupt in London, all in the style of punishments Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rosetti fears that her Dante-obsessed brother Gabriel might be the next victim, and enlists poets Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson and scholar Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to help decipher the literary clues.  
Novel, 356 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Penguin - 2018 - ISBN: 1594204934 / 9781594204937  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040468 $28.00
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #01: Still Life
Chief inspector Armand Gamache is called to the tiny Quebec hamlet of Three Pines to investigate the murder of a women seemingly loved by all.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2006 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
♦  Winner of Canada's 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
♦  Winner of the 2007 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 318 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 1250068738 / 9781250068736  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040090 $7.99
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #05: The Brutal Telling
When a stranger is murdered in Three Pines, the clues lead to beloved bistro owner Olivier; CI Gamache travels deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2009 Agatha Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2010 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 422 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 1250109116 / 9781250109118  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040091 $7.99


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