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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Parker, I.J.  
Akitada #8: The Fires of the Gods
11th-century Japan: After losing his job, Akitada ends up suspected of murdering the nobleman responsible for his dismissal. With no income and a growing family to support, Akitada desperately plunges into the investigation of this crime, aided by his faithful servant Tora, inadvertently placing not only his own life, but also the lives of his wife and child, in grave danger.  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Severn House - 2011 - ISBN: 1847513212 / 9781847513212  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017053 $15.95
Perry, Anne  
Thomas Pitt #01: The Cater Street Hangman
While the Ellison girls were out paying calls like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. Quiet young Inspector Pitt investigates, and finds no one above suspicion. As his questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself drawn to Charlotte Ellison. But surely a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor is impossible, especially in the midst of a murder inquiry.  
Novel, 287 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1979)  
Ballantine - 2008 - ISBN: 0345513568 / 9780345513564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017133 $16.00
Perry, Anne  
William Monk #01: The Face of a Stranger
His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. But the accident that felled him has left him without his memory; his entire past has vanished. As he tries to hide the truth, Monk returns to work and is assigned to investigate the murder of a Crimean War hero and man about town. Which is difficult, since Monk has forgotten his professional skills along with everything else.  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Ballantine - 2008 - ISBN: 034551355X / 9780345513557  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017134 $15.00
Rice, Craig  
John Malone #01: 8 Faces at 3 (alternate titles: Death at Three / Murder Stops the Clock)
After Holly Inglehart is discovered unconscious, next to the dead body of the aunt who was about to disinherit her for marrying band leader Dick Drayton, it's up to Chicago lawyer John Malone to keep her from going to the chair. Malone teams up with Drayton's press agent Jake Justus and Holly's best friend Helene Brand. But can this trio of wisecracking sleuths find the real killer?  
Novel, 159 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939)  
Rue Morgue - 2011 - ISBN: 1601870620 / 9781601870629  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015081 $14.95
Rich, Roberta  
The Midwife of Venice
16th-century Venice: Hannah is renowned for coaxing reluctant babies out of their mothers. A Christian count implores her to save his unborn son. Although Papal edict forbids Jews from rendering medical treatment to Christians, the count's payment is enough to ransom Hannah's husband Isaac, who has been captured at sea. Hannah's choice entangles her in a treacherous family rivalry that endangers the child and threatens her voyage to Malta to find Isaac.  
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Gallery Books - 2012 - ISBN: 1451657471 / 9781451657470  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016922 $15.00
Riches, Anthony  
Empire #2: Arrows of Fury
The new Roman governor of Britannia must stamp out the rebellion of the northern tribes or risk losing the province. For Marcus - now Centurion Corvus of the 1st Tungrian cohort - the campaign is doubly dangerous. As reinforcements flood into Britannia, he is surrounded by new officers with no reason to protect him from the emperor's henchmen. Death could result from a careless word as easily as from an enemy spear.  
Novel, 342 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Hodder & Stoughton UK - 2011 - ISBN: 0340920351 / 9780340920350  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015296 $11.95
Sayers, Dorothy - of interest: Walsh, Jill Paton  
Wimsey & Vane #3: The Attenbury Emeralds
In 1921, the recovery of the Attenbury emeralds launched Lord Peter Wimsey's career as a detective. Thirty years later, the latest Lord Attenbury seeks Wimsey's help to prove who owns the emeralds.  
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2012 - ISBN: 1250002591 / 9781250002594  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016266 $19.99
Shelton, Paige  
Country Cooking School #1: If Fried Chicken Could Fly
At their Missouri cooking school, Betts and Gram are busy helping students prepare the perfect dishes for an upcoming cook-off - until they discover the local theater owner's body in a supply closet, and the man's widow points an accusing finger at Gram. Betts has to dig deep into town history to find a modern-day killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425245853 / 9780425245859  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016709 $7.99
Shelton, Paige  
Farmers' Market #3: Crops and Robbers
Becca is excited about the local Restaurant Association's visit to the farmer's market - until the Association president snubs Becca's preserves, then turns up dead in Becca's barn, with Becca's mom the prime suspect. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2011 - ISBN: 0425244997 / 9780425244999  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016503 $7.99
Silva, Daniel  
Gabriel Allon #11: Portrait of a Spy
The CIA contacts Gabriel: the US President wants him to mount an operation against a Yemen-based al Qaeda rival with plans to shed American blood on American soil.  
Novel, 508 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062073141 / 9780062073143  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016839 $9.99
Simmons, Dan  
Black Hills
Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a vision he had as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy - on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.  
Novel, 624 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Little, Brown - 2011 - ISBN: 0316186651 / 9780316186650  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015336 $9.99
Stevenson, Richard  
Donald Strachey #12: Red White Black and Blue
Rumors about the Tea Party's opportunistic gubernatorial candidate paint him as an unfaithful, callous exploiter of young men . . . young men that he puts into the hospital, or perhaps the morgue. Gay PI Don Strachey smells truth in those rumors, but his investigation is confounded by a shadowy conspiracy, witnesses' fear, and a grieving family appallingly willing to give up on justice for a brutalized son and brother.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery
 
Novel, 224 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
MLR - 2011 - ISBN: 160820362X / 9781608203628  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014621 $13.99
Thompson, Brian  
Bella Wallis #2: The Sailor's Ransom (HC title: The Captain's Table)
London, 1875: Philip Westland comes to Bella with a problem: his best friend is smitten by Miss Mary Skillane, an heiress whose father has promised her to Robert Judd, a vulgar treasure seeker. Mary is due to inherit the Skillane pearls, but it seems the pearls were ill-gotten. Can Bella and her friends unite the young lovers and escape the attention of the villainous Judd?  
Novel, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Vintage UK - 2010 - ISBN: 0099539497 / 9780099539490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015273 $13.95
Todd, Charles  
Ian Rutledge #13: A Lonely Death
1920: In a Sussex village, Scotland Yard's Inspector Rutledge hunts for a murderer who is garroting his victims, all veterans of the Great War, and leaving small ID disks in their mouths.  
Novel, 343 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0061726206 / 9780061726200  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015112 $14.99
Tursten, Helene  
Irene Huss #1: Detective Inspector Huss
The suspicious death of a wealthy Swedish financier turns out to be the first in a series of murders; DI Huss tangles with street gangs, neo-Nazis, and immigrants in her search for the killer.  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Soho Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 1616951117 / 9781616951115  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016423 $9.99
Vittachi, Nury  
Master Wong #4: The Feng Shui Detective Goes West (original title: Mr. Wong Goes West)
Feng shui master C.F. Wong has never been to the West, but he knows he doesn't like it. And yet C.F. is going to England. The Family has been having a bad time. The Family needs a feng shui master. Only Wong can bring balance to Buckingham Palace.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2011 - ISBN: 193460979X / 9781934609798  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New013900 $14.95
Westlake, Donald E. (writing as Stark, Richard)  
Parker #19: Flashfire
Parker's in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions; when things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped - and forced to rely on a civilian to survive.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
University of Chicago Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0226770621 / 9780226770628  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016165 $15.00
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack YA #3: Jack: Secret Vengeance
Ages 13 and up. A popular boy at school takes Weezy on a date, attacks her, and then smears her reputation. Weezy would rather forget it ever happened, but, with the help of the pineys, Jack plans to teach the boy a lesson.  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Tor Teen - 2012 - ISBN: 0765358131 / 9780765358134  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016161 $7.99
Wilson, Laura  
The Lover
Fall, 1940: Londoners are being killed by the bombs of the Blitz. But a handful of the dead were killed more personally. The victims were all prostitutes, and it's clear that someone is following in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2004 Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2004 Historical Dagger
 
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2011 - ISBN: 1934609889 / 9781934609880  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015873 $14.95
Winston, Lois  
Anastasia Pollack #2: Death by Killer Mop Doll
Anastasia and her fellow editors get roped into unpaid gigs for a revamped morning TV show; when the producer is murdered, the show's sleazy former co-hosts are top suspects - and Anastasia's snooping puts her in the killer's spotlight.  
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2012 - ISBN: 0738725854 / 9780738725857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016648 $14.95
Zarimba, Lance  
Vacation Therapy
Checking into an all-male resort, Taylor and Sergio discover a dead body, which then disappears. When Taylor stumbles over it again, the problems have only started in this tropical paradise. Taylor befriends the hottest male porn star, an angry drag queen, and a mystery novelist, whose new novel is paralleling Taylor's trip. With men dropping dead at his feet, Taylor needs to escape, but Mother Nature has other plans. Now, Taylor must blend in, and with the hindrance of Sergio, he'll be in the spotlight for sure.  
Novel, 342 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
MLR - 2011 - ISBN: 1608202267 / 9781608202263  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016152 $14.99


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