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


 
 
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
Lake, Deryn  
John Rawlings #14: Death at the Wedding Feast
Apothecary John Rawlings has traveled to Devon to be by the side of his mistress, Elizabeth di Lorenzi, who is due to give birth to their child. Leaving his shop - and his new carbonated water business - in good hands, John is presented with a surprise on his arrival at Sidmouth Bay. While Elizabeth is recuperating, he learns that Lady Sidmouth's daughter Miranda is to marry the elderly Earl of St. Austell, who has a cruel reputation. As the wedding day approaches, John feels increasingly uneasy, and before long his worst forebodings are realized.  
Novel, 214 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Severn House - 2011 - ISBN: 0727880861 / 9780727880864  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015234 $28.95
Lambdin, Dewey  
Alan Lewrie #17: The Invasion Year
1803-1804: After returning from Haiti, the roguish Captain Lewrie is sent to the English Channel to help prevent a possible Napoleonic invasion, and test a newfangled weapon called a 'torpedo'.  
Novel, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2012 - ISBN: 1250001978 / 9781250001979  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016262 $16.99
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 #6: 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.)  
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 #1: 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
Leather, Stephen / Olson, Warren  
Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye
Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses, and lesbian lovers - it was all in a day's work for Bangkok PI Warren Olson. The stories are based on Olson's case files, fictionalized (to protect the innocent, and the guilty) by author Stephen Leather.  
Nonfiction, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Monsoon Books - 2006 - ISBN: 981054832X / 9789810548322  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014919 $15.95
Lee, Patrick  
Travis Chase #3: Deep Sky
The US President is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins' motives: 'See Scalar'. Travis Chase and his team from the covert agency Tangent - caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders - have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery. But their breakneck race cross-country - and back through time and malleable memory - is calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them.  
Novel, 384 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0061958794 / 9780061958793  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016827 $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 Press - 2011 - ISBN: 0802119476 / 9780802119476  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015312 $24.95
Limon, Martin  
Sueno & Bascom #1: 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
Lurie, April  
The Less-Dead
Ages 14 and up. Noah has been getting drunk, getting high, and dissing the religious beliefs of his father, who hosts a Christian radio show, and whom Noah accuses of spreading hate. When two gay teens are murdered, Noah is convinced the killer is a caller on his dad's program, and is drawn into a game of cat and mouse as he investigates.  
Novel, 228 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Ember - 2011 - ISBN: 0375845437 / 9780375845437  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New015570 $8.99
Mallo, Ernesto  
Lascano #1: Needle in a Haystack
Buenos Aires, late 1970s: Sent to investigate a double murder, Superintendent Lascano arrives at the crime scene to find three bodies. Two are clearly the work of the Junta's death squads, murders he is forced to ignore; the other one seems different. The trail leads Lascano through a country poisoned to its core by the tyranny of the regime. The third corpse turns out to be that of a moneylender and Auschwitz survivor. When Lascano digs too deep, he must confront an army major who is quick to help old friends but ruthless in dealing with dissenters such as Eva, the young militant with whom Lascano is falling in love.  
Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st UK Edition  
Bitter Lemon Press - 2010 - ISBN: 1904738567 / 9781904738565  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014947 $14.95
Mallo, Ernesto  
Lascano #2: Sweet Money
Superintendent Lascano is drawn into a war between the Buenos Aires chief of police and the Apostles, drug-dealing cops who want to control the city. When the chief of police is murdered, Lascano becomes the Apostles' next target. His only way out of the country is to retrieve the loot from a bungled bank robbery.  
Novel, 223 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st UK Edition  
Bitter Lemon Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1904738737 / 9781904738732  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014946 $14.95
Malloy, Mary  
Lizzie Manning #1: The Wandering Heart
Assigned to find a Tlingit Indian corpse robbed from its grave two hundred years ago during Captain Cook's Pacific voyage, first accident, then compulsion, pull historian Lizzie Manning deeper into the past, through thirty generations of one British family. Documents, artifacts, paintings, architecture, and even the landscape draw her into her own family's history of insanity, and into a search for a Crusader's disembodied heart.  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Leapfrog Books - 2009 - ISBN: 0981514855 / 9780981514857  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014957 $15.95
Malloy, Mary  
Lizzie Manning #2: Paradise Walk
Chaucer may have based his Wife of Bath on a real woman, whose descendant holds certain artifacts, but will historian Lizzie Manning's investigation lead to something more sinister? Are the bones of St. Thomas Becket, believed to have been destroyed nearly six hundred years ago, hidden in Canterbury Cathedral, and is someone willing to kill to protect the secret?  
Novel, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Leapfrog Press - 2011 - ISBN: 1935248219 / 9781935248217  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New014956 $15.95
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
Martini, Steve  
Paul Madriani #12: Trader of Secrets
Papers left in the apartment of his hitman nemesis Muerte Liquida send Paul Madriani to Paris in search of a former NASA scientist with stolen weapons technology.  
Novel, 484 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Harper - 2012 - ISBN: 0061930245 / 9780061930249  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New016835 $9.99


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