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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Kent, Christobel  
Sandro Cellini #1: The Drowning River (UK title: A Time of Mourning)
Sandro Cellini, a disgraced cop turned PI, investigates the death of an architect, a Holocaust survivor and lifelong depressive found drowned on the banks of the River Arno in Florence. The disappearance of a young English art student turns Sandro's search into something grimmer and more urgent.  
Novel, 323 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Felony & Mayhem - 2011 - ISBN: 1934609900 / 9781934609903  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015875 $14.95
Kneubuhl, Victoria Nalani  
Beckwith & Manusia #1: Murder Casts a Shadow
1934: While Honolulu celebrates New Year's Eve, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum's portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. When a series of murders follows, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia find themselves following a twisted trail of clues. Mina and Ned, both of Polynesian descent, confront the complexities and contradictions of Island life as their investigation takes them into the heart of Honolulu society.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 276 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
University of Hawai'i Press - 2008 - ISBN: 0824832175 / 9780824832179  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017089 $14.99
Kneubuhl, Victoria Nalani  
Beckwith & Manusia #2: Murder Leaves Its Mark
1930s Hawaii: When newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and playwright Ned Manusia join family members for a luxury hotel weekend, Mina's cop brother-in-law asks them to help investigate a murder.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
University of Hawai'i Press - 2011 - ISBN: 082483545X / 9780824835453  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017090 $16.99
Koefod, Susan  
Washed Up
When shy eleven-year-old Abatha finds a dead baby on the riverbank, social worker Christine Ivory and detective Arvo Thorson are assigned to the case. They grew up together in the Minnesota town, and have no use for each other, but when a similar cold case comes to light, they must work together to protect Abatha.  
Novel, 231 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
North Star - 2011 - ISBN: 0878394427 / 9780878394425  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016153 $14.95
Kondor, Vilmos  
Budapest Noir
1936: A beautiful woman lies dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. How did she end up in such a seedy neighbhood? The trail leads crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon from the city's underbelly to the highest echelons of power: her father is well-connected, but his economic and political ties to leaders in Germany will survive only if they don't learn he was once Jewish.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0061859397 / 9780061859397  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016787 $14.99
Kuhfeld, Ellen  
Secret Murder: Who Shall Judge?
Alternate history set in a North America settled by Europeans in the Middle Ages. Thorolf Pike was trouble. Declared an outlaw and exiled from his home, he had come from Surtsheim, where his fellow Norsemen lived, to Northlanding, where English settlers lived. Now he was dead, by an unknown hand. Who killed him? And should the murderer be judged by English law, or by Norse law?  
Novel, 154 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
FTL Publications - 2011 - ISBN: 0982523289 / 9780982523285  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016085 $15.95
Kurkov, Andrey  
The Case of the General's Thumb
A general's corpse is found, missing a thumb. Police Lt. Slutsky is sent to investigate. So is KGB officer Tsensky. Neither knows the other is investigating; each finds himself baffled by developments caused by the other. In a comedy of dangerous errors, the two crisscross Europe, Russian, and the Ukraine, catalysts in a bizarre battle between the Russian and Ukrainian secret services.  
Novel, 184 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Melville House - 2012 - ISBN: 161219060X / 9781612190600  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016404 $14.95
La Plante, Lynda  
Jane Tennison #2: A Face in the Crowd
The victim is young, female, and black, her skull smashed in, her face decomposed beyond recognition. Her corpse, found in one of London's poorest communities, is just the beginning of a case that threatens to tear apart the already-divided city, and embroil Jane and her force in racial strife.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062134396 / 9780062134394  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016785 $14.99
Lane, Vicki  
Full Circle Farm #6: Under the Skin
Elizabeth Goodweather and her city-girl sister Gloria couldn't be more different. Elizabeth lives on a farm in the Great Smoky Mountains. Gloria lives in Florida off an ex-husband's fortune. Now Gloria has parked herself at Full Circle Farm, on the run from her latest man, who, she insists, is trying to kill her. Elizabeth thinks this is just another of her sister's fantasies. Besides, Elizabeth has her wedding to plan - if only she can overcome her fear that the man who already shares her life may not be what he appears to be.  
Novel, 385 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2011 - ISBN: 0345533658 / 9780345533654  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016448 $15.00
Larsson, Asa  
Rebecka Martinsson #4: Until Thy Wrath Be Past
A young woman's body surfaces through the breaking ice of a river in northern Sweden. At the same time, visions of a shadowy figure haunt the dreams of prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? Rebecka teams up with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella; their investigation stirs up long-dormant rumors of a German supply plane that went missing in 1943, and of Nazi collaborators. Shame and secrecy shroud the locals' memories of the war. And a murderer is willing to kill again to keep the past buried.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2012 UK Crime Writers' Association International Dagger
 
Novel, 248 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Silver Oak - 2011 - ISBN: 1402787162 / 9781402787164  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017142 $24.95
Larsson, Stieg  
Millennium #1: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago; her uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander to find the truth.  
Novel, 644 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2011 - ISBN: 0307949486 / 9780307949486  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017269 $9.99
Larsson, Stieg  
Millennium #2: The Girl Who Played with Fire
Lisbeth Salander is framed for the murders of two reporters responsible for a story implicating highly-placed members of Swedish society, business, and government in a sex trafficking operation.  
Novel, 724 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2011 - ISBN: 0307949508 / 9780307949509  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017270 $9.99
Larsson, Stieg  
Millennium #3: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
In a Swedish hospital, Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life. When she's well enough, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of her journalist friend Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence and identify the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable to suffer. And, on her own, she will plot her revenge against the man who tried to kill her and the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.  
Novel, 820 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2012 - ISBN: 0307742539 / 9780307742537  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017085 $9.99
Laurie, Victoria  
Ghost Hunter #06: Ghoul Interrupted
Her spirit guide Sam Whitefeather sends M.J. and her TV crew to New Mexico to stop a demon from wiping out the descendants of Sam's tribe.  
Novel, 333 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2012 - ISBN: 0451235509 / 9780451235503  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016721 $7.99
Limón, Martin  
Sueno & Bascom #01: Jade Lady Burning
1970s: When a young Korean woman is found murdered in a torched apartment in Seoul's red-light district, her American soldier boyfriend is a suspect; military policemen George Sueno and Ernie Bascom investigate.  
Novel, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Soho Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 1616950900 / 9781616950903  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015532 $9.99
Lowell, Virginia (aka Woodworth, Deborah)  
Cookie Cutter Shop #2: A Cookie Before Dying
Olivia and her Yorkie discover a corpse - who looks suspiciously like an intruder seen fleeing Charlene Critch's health food store. Could Charlene be hiding a secret serious enough to kill for?  
Novel, 295 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425245012 / 9780425245019  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016506 $7.99
Ludlow, Jack (aka Donachie, David)  
Roads to War #1: The Burning Sky
1935: British officer turned soldier of fortune Cal Jardine is hired by a mysterious group of British anti-Fascists to smuggle guns to the Abyssinians for their fight against Mussolini's Italian army.  
Novel, 446 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2011 - ISBN: 0749009543 / 9780749009540  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014925 $16.95
Ludlow, Jack (aka Donachie, David)  
Roads to War #2: A Broken Land
1936: When a favor to a friend leaves Cal Jardine caught up in the Spanish Civil War, he finds himself among an interesting assortment of fighters. But a communist fanatic in the ranks is inciting trouble, and a murderous betrayal lies ahead.  
Novel, 366 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Allison & Busby UK - 2011 - ISBN: 0749008377 / 9780749008376  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014924 $29.95
Marston, Edward  
Home Front Detective #1: A Bespoke Murder
1915: As zeppelin bombs fall on London and the Lusitania is sunk, anti-German hysteria reaches fever pitch, and attacks on German immigrants surge. Jacob Stein's bespoke tailoring business comes under brutal attack, leaving his safe ransacked, his daughter Ruth raped and traumatized, and Jacob dead. Inspector Harvey Marmion is detailed to the case and faces an uphill struggle to track down the perpetrators, even up to the chaos of the Front Line. But was the murder as opportunistic as it first appears, or did someone with a deadly grudge plan the attack?  
Novel, 319 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Allison & Busby UK - 2011 - ISBN: 074900990X / 9780749009908  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014926 $29.95
McClure, James  
Kramer & Zondi #5: The Sunday Hangman
After a bank robber is found executed without benefit of judge or jury, Afrikaner Lt. Tromp Kramer and Bantu DS Mickey Zondi search for a killer who knows far too much about the hangman's craft.  
Novel, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1977)  
Soho Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 1616951052 / 9781616951054  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016430 $14.00
McDermid, Val (V.L.)  
Karen Pirie #1: A Darker Domain
Fife, Scotland: Cold Case Review Team head Karen Pirie investigates two 1980s cases: a missing strikebreaker and the death of a kidnapped heiress.  
Novel, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061688991 / 9780061688997  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016084 $14.99
Meier, Leslie  
Lucy Stone #17: English Tea Murder
A trip to England is disrupted when tour leader George Temple suffers a fatal asthma attack; Lucy learns the other tour members were all victims of a financial fraud Temple perpetrated twenty years ago.  
Novel, 265 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Kensington - 2012 - ISBN: 0758229321 / 9780758229328  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016592 $7.99
Montalban, Manuel Vazquez  
Pepe Carvalho #03: The Angst-Ridden Executive
The Barcelona police have decided a pimp was responsible for playboy Antonio Jauma's murder; his widow hires PI Pepe Carvalho to find the real killer.  
Novel, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Melville International Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 1612190383 / 9781612190389  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015596 $14.95
Montalban, Manuel Vazquez  
Pepe Carvalho #05: Murder in the Central Committee
At a meeting of the central committee, in a locked and guarded room, the general secretary of Spain's Communist Party is stabbed to death, but the Party refuses to believe it was an inside job. They turn to former party member PI Pepe Carvalho for help.  
Novel, 203 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1984)  
Melville International Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 1612190367 / 9781612190365  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015597 $14.95
Moyes, Patricia  
Inspector Tibbett #01: Dead Men Don't Ski
Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy are in Italy for a spot of skiing, and to look into a little matter of interest to Interpol - Fritz Hauser. When Hauser is found on the chair-lift with a bullet through his heart, Tibbett discovers that most of the resort guests and staff had reason to want Hauser dead.  
Novel, 223 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1959)  
Rue Morgue - 2011 - ISBN: 1601870604 / 9781601870605  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015079 $14.95


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