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


 
 
Haywood, B.B.  
Candy Holliday #3: Town in a Wild Moose Chase
The Winter Moose Fest is in full swing when the sighting of a white moose - and rumors of a dead body found in the woods - send Candy scrambling to separate fact from fiction before she finds herself in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246175 / 9780425246177  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016735 $7.99
Hiaasen, Carl  
Star Island
Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was fourteen - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her secret double Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too 'indisposed' - wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers (uber-stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public - and from Cherry herself. The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink - the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp - and now he's heading for Miami to find her. Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry's motley posse does?  
Novel, 421 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Grand Central - 2012 - ISBN: 0446556130 / 9780446556132  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016628 $7.99
Higgins, George V.  
Cogan's Trade
When a high-stakes card game is heisted by unknown hoodlums, Boston mob enforcer Jackie Cogan is called in to 'handle' the problem. Moving expertly and ruthlessly among a variety of criminal hacks, hangers-on, and bigger-time crooks, Cogan gets to the root of the problem and, with five consecutive shots from a Smith & Wesson thirty-eight Police Special, restores order to his corner of the Boston underworld.  
Novel, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974)  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2011 - ISBN: 030794722X / 9780307947222  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016326 $14.95
Hilton, Matt  
Joe Hunter #4: Cut and Run
Ex-CIA and Special Ops, Joe Hunter made a lot of enemies during his covert career - but none worse than the powerful man he left for dead in South America. Now, seven years later, someone with Hunter's face has embarked on a killing spree in Florida.  
Novel, 404 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2011 - ISBN: 0062079948 / 9780062079947  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015185 $9.99
Hunter, Maddy  
Passport to Peril #7: Dutch Me Deadly
Emily escorts her group of feisty Iowa senior citizens to the Netherlands. Joining them is the class of 1951 from Bangor, Maine, complete with old rivalries. Emily's hopes for an uneventful trip are dashed when the rude tour director is flattened by a speeding bicyclist and the Bangor class bully turns up dead in an Amsterdam canal.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2012 - ISBN: 0738727040 / 9780738727042  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016649 $14.95
Hyzy, Julie  
White House Chef #5: Affairs of Steak
White House chef Olivia Paras and White House sensitivity director Peter Sargeant must work together to solve a double homicide before they become the assassin's next victims. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425245837 / 9780425245835  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016708 $7.99
Iliffe, Glyn  
Odysseus #2: The Gates of Troy
Odysseus wants nothing more than to rule Ithaca in peace, but Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a prince of Troy, and the hosts of ancient Greece are gathering. Odysseus must persuade Achilles to join their cause - for without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.  
Novel, 478 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Pan UK - 2010 - ISBN: 0330452525 / 9780330452526  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015293 $12.95
Jaffarian, Sue Ann  
Ghost of Granny Apples #3: Gem of a Ghost
Joanna Reid wants to get rid of her late husband Max's ghost. But did the film star die in a car accident, or kill himself? And why has his daughter Lainey repeatedly attempted suicide? It's up to Emma and Granny to find the truth.  
Novel, 305 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2012 - ISBN: 0738713813 / 9780738713816  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016650 $14.95
James, Miranda (aka James, Dean)  
Cat in the Stacks #3: File M for Murder
Playwright Connor Lawton is known for his sharp writing, and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris learns his daughter Laura is subbing for a professor, and her old flame Connor got her the job. When Connor is murdered, Laura is the prime suspect. It's up to Charlie and his cat Diesel to track down the real killer.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246183 / 9780425246184  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016736 $7.99
Jance, J.A.  
Ali Reynolds #06: Fatal Error
When Brenda Riley, a friend of Ali's from her California broadcasting days, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a cyber-sociopath, Ali steps away from her new gig as the Yavapai Sheriff's Department media relations officer to go to her friend's aid .  
Novel, 405 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Pocket - 2012 - ISBN: 1416566376 / 9781416566373  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015725 $7.99
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #09: Payment in Kind
Homicide detective J.P. Beaumont investigates when two corpses are found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building.  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062086367 / 9780062086365  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016828 $9.99
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #10: Without Due Process
Five-year-old Junior Weston was hiding in a closet the night his father - a cop known for his honesty - and the rest of his family were killed. He caught a glimpse of the killer's face, and now the little boy's life is on the line unless Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont can put the killer behind bars.  
Novel, 337 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062086383 / 9780062086389  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016829 $9.99
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #11: Failure to Appear
When his eighteen-year-old daughter Kelly runs away to join a theatrical commune, with plans to marry a thespian, Beau follows her south to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, thereby landing himself a part in a modern-day Greek tragedy when murder enters stage left.  
Novel, 339 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1993)  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0062086391 / 9780062086396  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016830 $9.99
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


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