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


 
 
Perry, Anne  
William Monk #09: A Breach of Promise (UK title: Whited Sepulchres)
In a sensational breach-of-promise case, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter Zillah. The defendant is young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he cannot marry her. Baffled by his client's refusal, barrister Sir Oliver Rathbone turns to detective William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly ends, in an outcome that no one - except a ruthless murderer - could have foreseen.  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345523741 / 9780345523747  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016383 $15.00
Perry, Anne  
William Monk #15: Dark Assassin
Police superintendent William Monk notices a young couple engaged in an intense discussion. Seconds later, the two plunge to their deaths in the Thames. Accident, suicide, or murder? The woman planned to marry the man who shared her fate, and her father had recently died in a supposed suicide. But after the woman's friends share their suspicions, Monk and his intrepid wife Hester search for answers to mysteries surrounding all three deaths.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Ballantine - 2011 - ISBN: 0345514203 / 9780345514202  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016384 $15.00
Persson, Leif G.W.  
Fall of the Welfare State #1: Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End
Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, a complex web of international espionage, greed, incompetence, and work by a shoddy Swedish intelligence force lead to the murder of the prime minister.  
Novel, 551 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2012 - ISBN: 0307390209 / 9780307390202  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016330 $16.00
Reed, Hannah (aka Baker, Deb)  
Queen Bee #3: Plan Bee
The annual Moraine, Wisconsin, Harmony Festival is anything but harmonious when a dead body makes an uninvited appearance in the parade - and the person who may have put it there starts dating Story's mom. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 290 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2012 - ISBN: 0425246213 / 9780425246214  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016712 $7.99
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
Robertson, Imogen  
Westerman & Crowther #1: Instruments of Darkness
1780: When Harriet Westerman finds a dead man on the grounds of her Sussex manor house, she recruits local anatomist Gabriel Crowther to help her find the murderer.  
Novel, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Penguin - 2011 - ISBN: 0143120409 / 9780143120407  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016570 $15.00
Robertson, Michael  
Heath Brothers #2: The Brothers of Baker Street
Barrister Reggie Heath's latest client is the driver of one of London's famous Black Cabs, accused of murdering two tourists. But while Reggie works on that case, the letters to Sherlock Holmes are piling up - including one from someone who claims to be Moriarty's descendant.  
Novel, 274 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2011 - ISBN: 1250000769 / 9781250000767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016255 $14.99
Robotham, Michael  
O'Loughlin & Ruiz #4: Shatter (alternate title: The Sleep of Reason)
A woman, sobbing into a cell phone, jumps from a bridge; haunted by his failure to save her, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin sets out to discover who was on the other end of that phone call.

Awards:
♦  Winner of Australia's 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2008 UK Crime Writers' Association International Dagger

 
Novel, 472 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2012 - ISBN: 0316187429 / 9780316187428  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014974 $14.99
Rosenfelt, David  
On Borrowed Time
Rumor has it no one has ever gone to Kendrick Falls with Jen and come back the same. Richard is no exception - halfway up the mountain, he loses control of the car, and it rolls. Richard is shaken, but Jen is gone. He can't find her, the police can't find her - and no one in Richard's life will confirm Jen's existence.  
Novel, 328 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's - 2012 - ISBN: 1250002176 / 9781250002174  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016140 $7.99
Roy, Lori  
Bent Road
For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband Arthur hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. But the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his past, and he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to Bent Road. While Arthur and their oldest daughter slip easily into rural life, Celia and the two younger children struggle to fit in. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author

 
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Plume - 2012 - ISBN: 0452297591 / 9780452297593  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016581 $15.00
Royal, Priscilla  
Prioress Eleanor #08: Killing Season
Back from crusade, Baron Herbert grows increasingly morose, withdraws from his family, and refuses to share his wife's bed. When his sons begin to die in strange accidents, the baron begs his friend Sir Hugh to bring spiritual and secular healers. Sir Hugh persuades his sister Prioress Eleanor to accompany him. When Death's scythe harvests more victims, can they find the killer?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery

 
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1590589491 / 9781590589496  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015836 $14.95
Ryan, William  
Alexei Korolev #1: The Holy Thief
Moscow, 1936: When a young woman is found dead and mutilated in a deconsecrated church, Captain Alexei Korolev of the CID is asked to investigate, but when he discovers the victim is American, the secret police become involved. The trail leads to the Moscow underworld. As more bodies are discovered and pressure from above builds, Korolev begins to question who he can trust, and who, in Russia where fear, uncertainty, and hunger prevail, are the real criminals.  
Novel, 345 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2011 - ISBN: 0312552696 / 9780312552695  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014877 $14.99
Sansom, C.J.  
Matthew Shardlake #5: Heartstone
1545: As a massive French fleet prepares to attack, and the British fleet gathers at Portsmouth, Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak are asked to investigate claims of monstrous wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. They uncover a startling link to a woman incarcerated at Bedlam.  
Novel, 631 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Penguin - 2012 - ISBN: 0143120654 / 9780143120650  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016572 $16.00
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 $15.99
Sharp, Zoë  
Charlie Fox #08: Fourth Day
Five years ago, believing that the cult's leader was responsible for his son's death, Thomas Witney headed for the Fourth Day stronghold, and never came out. Now Charlie and her partner Sean Meyer are going to get Witney out, willing or not. Then, to find out the truth about the boy's demise, Charlie will have to go undercover at Fourth Day. But she's not prepared for the lure of charismatic cult leader Randall Bane, or how easily he will pinpoint her weakness.  
Novel, 445 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Pegasus - 2011 - ISBN: 160598275X / 9781605982755  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015634 $14.95
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
Siciliano, Sam  
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Web Weaver
After a mysterious gypsy places a curse on the guests at a ball, a series of terrible misfortunes affect those who attended. Donald Wheelwright engages Sherlock Holmes to find out what's really going on.  
Novel, 394 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2012 - ISBN: 0857686984 / 9780857686985  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016416 $9.95
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
Simenon, Georges  
The President (alternate title: The Premier)
At 82, the former leader lives on the Normandy coast, writing his memoirs and receiving visits from statesmen and biographers - and guarding the handwritten confession of his former aide, Chalamont. He alone possesses the secret of Chalamont's true character and guilt - but now the long-thwarted Chalamont has been summoned to form a new coalition government.  
Novel, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1958)  
Melville House - 2011 - ISBN: 193555462X / 9781935554622  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015553 $14.00
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
Slaughter, Karin  
Grant County #09 / Will Trent #5: Fallen
Will Trent and Sara Linton investigate when Special Agent Faith Mitchell goes to pick up her daughter from her mother's, and finds the child alone in the toolshed, a gangland hostage situation in her mother's bedroom, and her mother vanished into thin air.  
Novel, 463 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Dell - 2012 - ISBN: 0345528212 / 9780345528216  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016467 $7.99
Smith, Tom Rob  
Leo Demidov #1: Child 44
In Stalin's Soviet Union, it's a crime against the State to suggest that a serial killer is in their midst; Leo Demidov must find and stop a criminal that the State won't admit exists.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2008 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
♦  Winner of the 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2008 UK Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger
♦  Finalist for the 2009 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

 
Novel, 436 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Grand Central - 2011 - ISBN: 0446572764 / 9780446572767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New010500 $14.99


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