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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #12: Lying in Wait
Else Didriksen is no longer the beautiful, troubled teenager who disappeared from J.P. Beaumont's life thirty years ago. Now she is a widow, frightened, desperate, and trapped in a web of murderous greed, and Beau is investigating her husband's homicide.  
Novel, 385 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062086405 / 9780062086402  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016831 $9.99
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #13: Name Withheld
A body found floating in Elliot Bay draws Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont into the cutting-edge world of biotechnology. The more Beau discovers about the dead man - whose alleged crimes ranged from industrial espionage to rape - the more he's convinced that justice has already been served, and that he's looking for a killer he doesn't really want to catch.  
Novel, 354 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062086413 / 9780062086419  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016832 $9.99
Kadare, Ismail  
The Accident
A taxi in Vienna crashes, hurling its two passengers - a man and a woman - from the backseat as it spins through the air. The driver cannot explain why he lost control; he only says that the couple was about to kiss. As the investigation into their deaths deepens, a lonely researcher will uncover a mutually destructive relationship that blurs the line between fact and fiction, fear and desire.  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Grove Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0802145515 / 9780802145512  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015309 $14.00
Kent, Alexander  
Bolitho #28: In the King's Name
1819: Captain Adam Bolitho is sent on an urgent and risky mission, making a fast passage from Plymouth to Freetown, West Africa, with secret orders for the senior officer there.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
McBooks Press - 2012 - ISBN: 1590134818 / 9781590134818  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015259 $16.95
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
Kerr, P.B. (Philip)  
Children of the Lamp #3: The Cobra King of Kathmandu
Ages 9 and up. As they travel from New York to London to Nepal and India, djinn twins John and Philippa try to help their djinn friend Buck find out who used the venomous snakebite of a king cobra to murder his friend. The twins find themselves caught up in the lethal world of the Cult of the Nine Cobras.  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2007 HC  
Scholastic - 2007 - ISBN: 0439670241 / 9780439670241  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014573 $6.99
Kerr, P.B. (Philip)  
Children of the Lamp #4: The Day of the Djinn Warriors
Ages 9 and up. Djinn twins John and Philippa race against time as they attempt to save their mother from her fate as the Blue Djinn of Babylon. An aging curse has been placed on their father, and if the twins are gone too long, he'll turn into an old man. Meanwhile, museums all over the world are reporting robberies of valuable jade from their collections, as well as bizarre hauntings.  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Scholastic - 2008 - ISBN: 0439932165 / 9780439932165  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014574 $7.99
Kerr, P.B. (Philip)  
Children of the Lamp #5: The Eye of the Forest
Ages 9 and up. When a collection of Incan artifacts goes missing, the Blue Djinn of Babylon dispatches the twins to South America to recover them. Along the way, John and Philippa encounter their friend Dybbuk, who has been drained of his djinn powers but is determined to get them back.  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Scholastic - 2010 - ISBN: 0439932173 / 9780439932172  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014575 $7.99
Kerr, P.B. (Philip)  
Children of the Lamp #6: The Five Fakirs of Faizabad
Ages 8 and up. When the world's luck tips wildly out of balance, the key to the world's fate lies with five fakirs who were buried alive, each guarding a secret that can answer a great question of the universe. But there's an evil djinn desperate to dig up the secrets. Without their mother's powerful magic, John and Philippa must face this djinn alone. While traveling around the globe, from London, to Morocco, to Yellowstone National Park, to the snowy Himalayan peaks of Shangri-La, can the twins harness their own powers to defeat a new evil?  
Novel, 439 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Scholastic - 2011 - ISBN: 0545126592 / 9780545126595  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015040 $8.99
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
Lavene, Joyce & Jim (aka Cook, J.J. aka Grant, Ellie)  
Missing Pieces #3: A Spirited Gift
As the mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae is hosting a Mayors' Conference Weekend at the Blue Whale Inn. When a visiting mayor's body is discovered the morning after a severe storm, Dae receives a vision through the woman's ring: there's a killer among the guests.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425245020 / 9780425245026  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016507 $7.99
Lawson, Mike  
Joe DeMarco #01: The Inside Ring
After a failed assassination attempt on the US President, there's some indication that his Secret Service agents might have been compromised. Speaker of the House Dan Mahoney assigns his fixer Joe DeMarco to determine if the Secret Service was really involved.  
Novel, 410 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Grove - 2011 - ISBN: 0802145590 / 9780802145598  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015308 $7.99
Leon, Donna / Pianaro, Roberta  
Brunetti's Cookbook
Lifelong Venetian (and Donna Leon's best friend) Roberta Pianaro provides over one hundred recipes, which are accompanied by food-related excerpts from the novels, and original essays by Donna Leon about food and life in Venice (where she has lived for over two decades).  
Nonfiction, 276 pages, Hardcover, 2nd Printing  
Atlantic Monthly - 2011 - ISBN: 0802119476 / 9780802119476  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015312 $24.95


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