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Uncle Edgar's Newsletter 96
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
 
Mystery Scene #121
Articles about Val McDermid, supernatural mysteries, more.  
Magazine, 68 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
KBS Communications - 2011 - ISBN: mystscene121  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016010 $7.50
Aames, Avery (aka Gerber, Daryl Wood)  
Cheese Shop #3: Clobbered by Camembert
Charlotte is setting up for the Winter Wonderland fair when an old friend is found dead in her assistant Rebecca's cottage. Suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the killer? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 042524587X / 9780425245873  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016739 $7.99
Abbott, Jeff  
Sam Capra #1: Adrenaline
When an unknown enemy sets him up as a traitor, agent Sam Capra escapes from the CIA, and goes on a desperate hunt for the killer who kidnapped his pregnant wife.  
Novel, 488 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 0446575186 / 9780446575188  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016621 $7.99
Adams, Ellery (aka Stanley, Jennifer)  
Books by the Bay #3: The Last Word
The Bayside Book Writers are excited when a bestselling novelist comes to town to work on his next book - until he's strangled to death. The investigation could spell doom for one of Olivia's dearest friends.  
Novel, 299 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425245004 / 9780425245002  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016505 $7.99
Arlington, Lucy (aka Stanley, Jennifer / May, Sylvia)  
Novel Idea #1: Buried in a Book
After losing her job as a journalist, forty-five-year-old Lila Wilkins accepts an internship at a North Carolina literary agency. When a penniless aspiring author drops dead in the agency's waiting room, Lila discovers a series of threatening letters, and is determined to find out who wrote him off.  
Novel, 285 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246191 / 9780425246191  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016737 $7.99
Ashley, Mike  
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction
Twelve stories (eleven original, one reprint) set from Bronze-Age Britain to Medieval Venice to 1930s New York.
    Contents
  • Copyright Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Return to the Crime Scene == Mike Ashley
  • Archimedes and the Scientific Method == Tom Holt
  • Something to Do with Diana == Steven Saylor
  • Eyes of the Icon == Mary Reed and Eric Mayer
  • Night of the Snow Wolf == Peter Tremayne
  • Jettisoned == Deirdre Counihan
  • A Fiery Death == Ian Morson
  • Hide and Seek == Tony Pollard
  • The Fourth Quadrant == Dorothy Lumley
  • Brodie and the Regrettable Incident (of the French Ambassador) == Anne Perry
  • Forty Morgan Silver Dollars == Maan Meyers
  • Trafalgar == Charles Todd
  • Dead of Winter == Richard A. Lupoff
 
Anthology, 467 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Running Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0762442670 / 9780762442676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015300 $13.95
Baccalario, Pierdomenico  
Century #1: Ring of Fire
Ages 10 and up. A mix-up with their reservations forces Harvey from New York, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai to share a room with the hotel owner's daughter Elettra. The four kids discover an amazing coincidence - they all have birthdays on February 29, Leap Day. That night, a strange man gives them a briefcase and asks them to take care of it until he returns. Soon afterward, the man is murdered. Inside the briefcase, the kids find clues that take them all over Rome, through dusty libraries and dark catacombs, in search of the elusive Ring of Fire, an ancient object so powerful that legend says even a Roman emperor couldn't control it.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Yearling - 2010 - ISBN: 0375857958 / 9780375857959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014666 $7.99
Baccalario, Pierdomenico  
Century #2: Star of Stone
Ages 10 and up. Harvey, Elettra, Mistral, and Sheng discover a series of four postcards, written in code years ago by the murdered professor who sent them on their quest in Rome. The cards send the kids all over New York City, through old libraries and abandoned tunnels, in search of the Star of Stone, an ancient object fundamentally connected to the earth. But a new set of villains is out to stop them.  
Novel, 290 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Yearling - 2011 - ISBN: 0375857966 / 9780375857966  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015565 $7.99
Barnett, Mac  
Brixton Brothers #2: The Ghostwriter Secret
Ages 8 and up. Twelve-year-old Steve Brixton's detective services have been in high demand - and he's about to get a call of great personal importance. MacArthur Bart, author of Steve's beloved Bailey Brothers series, has been kidnapped, and Steve is the only twelve-year-old detective who can find him.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Simon & Schuster - 2011 - ISBN: 1416978186 / 9781416978183  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015797 $5.99
Beason, Pamela  
Summer Westin #1: Endangered
When a boy disappears, the media blames the cougars that wildlife biologist Summer Westin helped rehabilitate and release. Now she's joining FBI agent Chase Perez on a search through the high country, hoping to uncover the truth in time to save both the boy and the wild cats.  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425244989 / 9780425244982  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016501 $7.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #27: Death of a Chimney Sweep
When Constable Hamish Macbeth finds a body stuffed up a chimney, the villagers believe sweep Pete Ray is the culprit. Then Pete's body is found on the moors, and the mystery deepens.  
Novel, 228 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 0446547409 / 9780446547406  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016623 $8.00
Berenson, Alex  
John Wells #5: The Secret Soldier
With the secret blessing of the CIA, ex-agent John Wells goes undercover to investigate a conspiracy that threatens the Saudi royal family.  
Novel, 496 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Jove - 2012 - ISBN: 0515150347 / 9780515150346  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016730 $9.99
Berry, Steve  
Cotton Malone #7: The Jefferson Key
Malone risks his life to foil an attempt to assassinate the US President, only to find himself at odds with a secret society of pirates that was founded during the American Revolution. Plus bonus story 'The Devil's Gold'.  
Novel, 570 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Ballantine - 2012 - ISBN: 0345505522 / 9780345505521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016454 $9.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Haunted Home Renovation #2: Dead Bolt
The renovation of a historic San Francisco home is hindered by the owners, who insist on sticking around, and by some ghosts, who want to stop the work entirely. When a crotchety neighbor turns up dead, Mel is a suspect, and will have to restore her reputation as well as the building.  
Novel, 315 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2011 - ISBN: 0451235304 / 9780451235305  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016518 $7.99
Blake, Heather (aka Webber, Heather)  
Wishcraft #1: It Takes a Witch
Darcy has just discovered she hails from a long line of Wishcrafters - witches who cast spells by wishing. She's come to Enchanted Village to learn her trade, but finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.  
Novel, 299 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451235525 / 9780451235527  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016723 $7.99
Block, Lawrence  
Matthew Scudder #17: A Drop of the Hard Stuff
When a childhood friend is shot down while trying to make amends, as called for in AA's famous 12 Steps, Matthew Scudder is drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his own path toward recovery - and get him killed.  
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2012 - ISBN: 0316127310 / 9780316127318  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014976 $14.99
Block, Lawrence  
The Night and the Music: The Matthew Scudder Stories
Signed by the author on the title page. Eleven stories featuring the unlicensed New York PI.
    Contents
  • Growing Up with Matt Scudder: An Appreciation == Brian Koppelman
  • Out the Window
  • A Candle for the Bag Lady
  • By the Dawn's Early Light
  • Batman's Helpers
  • The Merciful Angel of Death
  • The Night and the Music
  • Looking for David
  • Let's Get Lost
  • A Moment of Wrong Thinking
  • Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen
  • One Last Night at Grogan's
  • About These Stories
 
Collection, 237 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Telemachus Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1937387321 / 9781937387327  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016587 $20.00
Bourbon, Melissa  
Magical Dressmaking #2: A Fitting End
Business is booming at Harlow's dressmaking boutique, even with her great-grandmother's ghost hanging around the shop. When a local golf pro is found stabbed with dressmaking shears, the new town deputy suspects Harlow.  
Novel, 300 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451236149 / 9780451236142  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016750 $7.99
Bradley, Alan  
Flavia de Luce #3: A Red Herring Without Mustard
Pedaling Gladys, her faithful bicycle, across the countryside in search of clues, clever and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce investigates a pair of crimes: the bludgeoning of an old Gypsy fortune-teller suspected of abducting a local child years ago; and the murder of a notorious layabout who had been caught prowling about the de Luce drawing room.  
Novel, 391 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Bantam - 2011 - ISBN: 0385343469 / 9780385343466  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016382 $15.00
Brady, Jacklyn  
Piece of Cake #2: Cake on a Hot Tin Roof
Pastry chef Rita Lucero's Mardi Gras party turns funereal when one of her guests is found dead after a fight with Rita's uncle. Rita must find the real killer to clear her uncle's name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 297 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246221 / 9780425246221  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016740 $7.99
Brandon, Ali (aka Stuckart, Diane A.S.)  
Black Cat Bookshop #1: Double Booked for Death
Darla has inherited her aunt's Brooklyn bookstore, and smarter-than-thou bookstore cat Hamlet. When a bestselling author meets an untimely end during a store event, it's ruled an accident - until Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise.  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425244970 / 9780425244975  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016504 $7.99
Brett, Simon  
Blotto & Twinks #2: Blotto, Twinks, and the Dead Dowager Duchess
1920s: At a weekend house party, a murder is announced. One of the guests has the gall to accuse Corky, so ducal scions Blotto (handsome, honorable, not the sharpest knife in the drawer) and Twinks (quite a brainy girl) have no choice but to find the real murderer and clear their chauffeur's good name. And also, you know, keep Corky from hanging and so on. Their sleuthing will take them to an opium den, a crumbling Scottish castle, and - most thrillingly - the headquarters of the evil League of the Crimson Hand.  
Novel, 211 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2012 - ISBN: 1934609927 / 9781934609927  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015877 $14.95
Bruen, Ken  
London Boulevard
Ex-con Mitchell's violent past catches up with him, and people start getting hurt. When his disturbed sister is threatened, he is forced to act.  
Novel, 250 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2011 - ISBN: 0312650426 / 9780312650421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016862 $14.99
Bryan, Mollie Cox  
Cumberland Creek #1: Scrapbook of Secrets
When the quiet of Cumberland Creek, Virginia, is shattered by a young mother's apparent suicide, stay-at-home mom Annie Chamovitz and her scrapbooking friends band together to find out what went wrong. Includes scrapbooking tips.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel

 
Novel, 279 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2012 - ISBN: 0758266316 / 9780758266316  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016598 $7.99
Buckley, Fiona  
Ursula Blanchard #09: Queen Without a Crown
Happily married to her third husband, Hugh Stannard, lady-in-waiting Ursula Blanchard is hoping to give up her undercover work for Queen Elizabeth l in order to enjoy domestic bliss. But when Hugh unwittingly endangers possession of his ancestral home, Ursula is forced to take on a seemingly hopeless - but handsomely paid - private assignment.  
Novel, 230 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Creme de la Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 1780290144 / 9781780290140  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015235 $28.95


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