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Newsletter #116 December, 2016 February, 2017

ALREADY RECEIVED

Mystery Scene #146 (Sharon Bolton; Alex Marwood; Laura McHugh; hardboiled anxiety; reviews; more) $7.50
Ace, Cathy The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer (WISE Enquiries #2: The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role at a Duke's wedding, but plans might go awry unless the WISE women can find a missing Morris man and a set of valuable artifacts) $17.95
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None facsimile edition (Reissue; Features the original typesetting, format, and cover art) $19.99
Cleeves, Ann Telling Tales (Vera Stanhope #2: Reissue; 10 years ago, Jeanie Long was charge with murdering Abigail Mantel. But new evidence proves her innocent, which means the killer is still at large. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries in the East Yorkshire village, tensions mount. But are people afraid of the killer, or of their own guilty pasts?) $14.99
Cleeves, Ann Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhope #3: Reissue; Murders involving corpses strewn with flowers set DI Vera Stanhope on the trail of a killer who is making art out of death) $14.99
Cleeves, Ann The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope #5: Reissue; When one of her neighbors goes missing, DI Vera Stanhope traces the woman to a writers' retreat. Things get complicated when a body is discovered and Vera's neighbor is found with a knife in her hand) $14.99
Cleeves, Ann The Moth Catcher (Vera Stanhope #7: When the house-sitter at a country house is found dead by the side of the road, DI Vera Stanhope and her team investigate, and find another body in the attic of the house) $14.99
Dams, Jeanne M. Blood Will Tell (Dorothy Martin #17: While accompanying her husband to a conference, Dorothy discovers what looks like a pool of blood on a laboratory floor. But when she returns with help, there is nothing to be found. Was she mistaken? Or has a terrible crime been committed?) $17.95
Dean, Anna A Place of Confinement (Dido Kent #4: 1807: Dido Kent arrives at her aunt's childhood home to discover that heiress Letitia Verney has disappeared from the manor house. Tom Lomax is accused of abducting her, but Dido suspects otherwise) $14.99
Douglas, Carole Nelson Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (Midnight Louie #28: A resurgence of the long-vanquished Las Vegas mob could have Temple searching for an undertaker rather than a Justice of the Peace. Luckily, Midnight Louie and the Las Vegas Cat Pack are planning their finest moments to bring down the baddies) $18.99
DuBois, Brendan Storm Cell (Lewis Cole #10: Lewis Cole is determined to save his friend Felix from being sent to death row after he's convicted of murder) $25.95
Elkins, Charlotte&Aaron The Trouble with Mirrors (Alix London #4: Art restorer and FBI consultant Alix London wonders: why would an elite art dealer offer her big money for a little mirror that her Uncle Tiny gave her? When the mirror is stolen, and then Tiny disappears, Alix looks for answers) $15.95
Fowler, Christopher Bryant & May and the Burning Man (Bryant & May Peculiar Crimes Unit #12: In the weeks before Guy Fawkes Day, riots are sweeping the streets of London, and detective Arthur Bryant is convinced the seemingly separate incidents are connected. Confined to his bed after surgery, his investigation leads him to the unit's case history, where he uncovers solutions to ten previously unsolved cases that relate to the events unfolding in the present) $15.99
Fusilli, Jim (ed) Crime Plus Music (PBO; Anthology. 20 music-themed noir stories) $19.95
Gunn, Elizabeth Denny's Law (Sarah Burke #6: A murder leads Sarah Burke to investigate a money-laundering ring with connections extending far beyond Tucson. But does the key to solving the case lie closer to home than she realizes?) $28.99
Hancocks, Helen William Heads to Hollywood (Full color picture book. When the Golden Cuckoo Award statues are stolen the night before the ceremony, feline sleuth William schmoozes with the stars to find the culprit) $16.99
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia One Under (Bill Slider #18: A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, puzzlingly far from her home. As DCI Bill Slider and his team investigate, links to a cold case suggest that the two incidents might be connected) $17.95
Hollon, Cheryl Cracked to Death (Webb's Glass Shop #3: PBO; A snorkeler, who found a pair of very old glass bottles linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, has turned up dead on a St. Petersburg beach. To exonerate a colleague, glass shop owner Savannah Webb investigates) $7.99
James, P.D. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories (Collection. 4 previously uncollected Christmas stories, 2 featuring Adam Dalgliesh) $24.00
MacInerney, Karen Fatal Frost (Dewberry Farm #2: Someone is digging holes on Lucy's land, and uprooting her peach orchard and dewberry patch in the process. When Lucy gets whacked on the head, the dimwitted sheriff arrests one of Lucy's friends, and Lucy decides she'd better look into matters herself) $15.95
Marston, Edward Deeds of Darkness (Home Front Detective #4: When a young woman is murdered in a darkened cinema, DI Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy find themselves pursuing a killer who has no qualms about slaying his victims in public) $9.95
Mathews, Francine Death in the Off-season (Merry Folger #1: Rewritten from the 1994 edition. Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's wealthy summer families, fled the US under a legal cloud a decade ago. So what was he doing back on Nantucket, and who murdered him? 32-year-old detective Merry Folger, the daughter and granddaughter of local police chiefs, investigates) $9.99
Mathews, Francine Death in Rough Water (Merry Folger #2: Rewritten from the 1995 edition. When a fishing boat captain is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced an accident. But his daughter Del isn't convinced, and turns to her old friend, police detective Merry Folger, for help) $15.95
McNamara, Frances Death at the Paris Exposition (Emily Cabot #6: After being named the only female US commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1900, Chicago socialite Bertha Palmer enlists Emily to act as her social secretary. Emily investigates when several young women meet untimely deaths and a member of the Palmer's circle is accused of the crimes) $16.99
Staub, Wendy Corsi Nine Lives (Lily Dale #1: A detour takes Bella Jordan to a town populated by spirit mediums, where a woman's unexpected death has left a pregnant cat without an owner and a busy inn without a keeper. After agreeing to help out, it doesn't take Bella long to realize that the woman was murdered) $15.99
Sutton, Phoef Heart Attack and Vine (Crush #2: Crush's latest job, acting as bodyguard to a con artist who has reinvented herself as a movie star, draws him into a criminal mess that requires all his brawn, skill, and savvy) $16.00
Thompson, Richard A. Demon in the Hole (The demon has waited a long time, hidden in a location so secret even the US president doesn't know about it. But now it has been found, and it will soon bring humanity to the brink of nuclear Armageddon) $16.00
Westerson, Jeri The Silence of Stones (Crispin Guest #7: London, 1388: When the Stone of Destiny disappears from the throne of England, the populace takes it as a sign to side with King Richard II's rebellious barons. Richard tasks Crispin Guest with finding the stone) $17.95
Wishart, David Trade Secrets (Marcus Corvinus #17: 41 CE: Marcus Corvinus finds himself embroiled in two murder investigations, and uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths) $17.95


EXPECTED EARLY DECEMBER

Bartlett, L/Cass, L Dead, Bath, and Beyond (Victoria Square #4: PBO; After Katie has a run-in with her former boss near Lake Ontario, he's found drowned in a bathtub in Victoria Square. When his lungs turn out to be full of lake water, Katie winds up on the suspect list) $7.99
Brookes, Adam Spy Games (Philip Mangan #2: Journalist Philip Mangan is trying to stay out of trouble, but a terrorist attack in East Africa pulls him back into a world of lies. Meanwhile, a key British Intelligence asset is murdered in Hong Kong just minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson) $9.99
Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane A Most Curious Murder (Little Library #1: Jenny's mother's little library has been destroyed. Neighbor Zoe Zola suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane. When he's found dead in Zoe's garden, Jenny and Zoe team up to clear Zoe's name and find the real killer) $15.99
Castillo, Linda Her Last Breath (Kate Burkholder #5: Thriller Award finalist. Police chief Kate Burkholder investigates when an Amish man and his three children are killed by a speeding car on a rainy night) $7.99
Childs, Laura Egg Drop Dead (Cackleberry Club #7: When a local dairy farmer is murdered, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni go on the hunt for the killer) $26.00
Church, James The Gentleman from Japan (Inspector O #6: Inspector O is recruited by an old friend to take part in an operation to disrupt plans for shipping a machine used to produce nuclear weapons to North Korea) $25.99
Cleland, Jane K. Glow of Death (Josie Prescott #11: A visit to a wealthy couple's home to appraise a Tiffany lamp involves Josie in a murder investigation) $25.99
Copperman, E.J. Spouse on Haunted Hill (Haunted Guesthouse #8: PBO; Alison's ex shows up, on the run from people he owes money. Then he disappears - after a mysterious man who was trailing him ends up full of bullets. With the help of ghosts Maxie and Paul, Alison sets out to find her ex and clear him of murder) $7.99
Cornwell, Bernard The Flame Bearer (Saxon Tales #10: There is an uneasy state of peace in Britain, at last giving Uhtred a chance to take back the home his uncle stole from him. He is determined that nothing, neither new enemies nor old foes, will keep him from his birthright; Signed copies expected) $27.99
Crais, Robert The Promise (Cole & Pike #16: Shamus finalist. PI Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike team up with LA cop Scott James and his patrol dog Maggie on an investigation that leads from inner-city drug traffickers to Afghan war veterans with ties to a terrorist cell) $9.99
Daheim, Mary Here Comes the Bribe (Bed & Breakfast #30: Judith has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a body in the backyard) $7.99
Daly, Elizabeth The Book of the Crime (Henry Gamadge #16: Reissue; Rena's husband became frighteningly angry when she pulled a particular book off their library shelf. It falls to Henry Gamadge to solve the mystery of the book, and of the dead body that turns up) $12.95
Deaver, Jeffery The Kill Room (Lincoln Rhyme #10: When a US citizen is targeted by the US government, and assassinated by an elite sniper in the Bahamas, forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme investigates) $7.99
Deaver, Jeffery The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #11: A new serial killer, inspired by the Bone Collector, is on the loose. Rhyme must untangle a twisted web of clues before the killer targets more victims - or Rhyme himself) $7.99
Deaver, Jeffery The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme #12: Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find themselves up against a brilliant killer who turns common items into murder weapons) $7.99
Duncan, Elizabeth J. Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills #1: When the leading lady in a Catskills resort's production of Romeo and Juliet is first poisoned and then stabbed, costume designer Charlotte Fairfax investigates) $15.99
Dyer-Seeley, Kate First Degree Mudder (Meg Reed #4: PBO; To train for an extreme 5k mud run, Meg signs on with a former drill sergeant. When she finds him dead in the locker room, she suspects the trainer may have pushed someone too far) $7.99
Ellison, J.T. Field of Graves (Prequel. All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. Lieutenant Taylor Jackson, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin race the clock and their own demons to find the killer) $9.99
Estleman, Loren D. Brazen (Valentino #5: Washed-up actresses are being murdered, the deaths staged to look like those of famous blonde bombshells. Can sleuthing film archivist Valentino help Detective Padilla find the killer?) $25.99
Flower, Amanda Prose and Cons (Magical Bookshop #2: PBO; A local writer is found dead in the bookshop moments before a scheduled reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Daisy will need to rely on Poe's works to solve the murder, with some help from her trusty cat Emerson and shop crow Faulkner) $7.99
Fluke, Joanne Deadly Memories (Reissue; A car crash has left Maura unable to remember the last 20 years. As she begins to piece together the fragments of her life, she grows convinced that the crash was no accident) $7.99
Fusco, John Dog Beach (A twist of fate brings a Hong Kong stuntman, on the run from Chinese mobsters, together with an aspiring Los Angeles film director in trouble with his investors. Can they get a film made before the stuntman's past catches up with him?) $15.00
Gardner, Erle Stanley The Knife Slipped (Cool & Lam: A tale of adultery and corruption, of doublecrosses and triple identities, that was meant to be the second in the series, but was shelved when the publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool's behavior) $9.95
Gilliland/Mallory (ed) Cooked to Death: Tales of Crime and Cookery (Anthology. Midwestern authors serve up murderous tales revolving around food, accompanied by recipes that have been tried and proven entirely non-lethal) $16.95
Giordano, Mario Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Recently widowed, Poldi moved to Sicily to do her drinking with a sea view. But after she finds a young man's corpse on the beach, she falls for Commissario Montana, who is in charge of the case, and they form an investigative - and romantic - partnership) $14.95
Harper, Karen Chasing Shadows (South Shores #1: Forensic psychologist Claire Britten and lawyer Nick Markwood team up to investigate a murder in St. Augustine, Florida) $7.99
Husom, Christine Frosty the Dead Man (Snow Globe #3: PBO; The mayor asks Cami to consider taking a seat on the city council - an offer that may not stick after she finds him dead, apparently whacked with the snow globe she sold him earlier in the day) $7.99
Jaffarian, Sue Ann The Ghosts of Misty Hollow (Ghost of Granny Apples #6: PBO; On a trip to a Massachusetts farmhouse to help a writer friend with the paranormal elements of his next crime novel, Emma gets a request for help from the ghosts of the house's original owners. Meanwhile, a dead body appears at the house) $7.99
Lane, Andrew Knife Edge (Young Sherlock #6: YA; On a mission to Ireland with his brilliant brother Mycroft, Sherlock is thrown into a tangled web involving a spiritualist whose powers have attracted the attention of governments around the world) $9.99
Lee, Amanda Better Off Thread (Embroidery #10: PBO; Marcy agrees to be one of Santa's elves at the local hospital, which puts her right on the spot when an unpopular administrator is murdered) $7.99
Lemaitre, Pierre The Great Swindle (International Dagger winner. October 1918: The war is almost over. Desperate for promotion, Lt. Pradelle sends two scouts out, then surreptitiously shoots them to incite his forces to heroic action. This sets in motion events that bind together the fates of Pradelle and of two soldiers who discover his crime) $14.99
LoTempio, T.C. Crime and Catnip (Nick & Nora #3: PBO; While catering a gala for a museum, Nora agrees to look into the disappearance of the director's niece) $7.99
Marsh, Ngaio Last Ditch (Roderick Alleyn #29: Reissue; Ricky Alleyn, now 21, has relocated to a secluded island to write a novel. When he stumbles across a murder and then gets himself kidnapped, Inspector Alleyn heads to the island to get to the bottom of things) $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio A Grave Mistake (Roderick Alleyn #30: Reissue; Exhausted from the stresses of family life, wealthy Sybil Foster heads to a local hotel that specializes in soothing shattered nerves. When she's killed, Inspector Alleyn has a real puzzler on his hands) $14.95
Marsh, Ngaio Photo Finish (Roderick Alleyn #31: Reissue; On a visit to a lavish island estate in New Zealand, Inspector Alleyn winds up investigating when a diva is murdered. Soprano Isabella Sommita was widely loathed, and Alleyn finds himself with an abundance of suspects) $14.95
Maxwell, Alyssa Murder Most Malicious (Renshaw & Huntford #1: 1918: The peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered on Boxing Day, when a houseguest goes missing. Not entirely missing, though - macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to a handful of servants. The local constable suspects a footman, but Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her maid Eva Huntford follow the clues in a different direction) $15.00
McDermid, Val Out of Bounds (Karen Pirie #3: When a teenage joyrider ends up in a coma, a DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from 22 years ago. As detective Karen Pirie investigates, she also finds herself drawn to another mystery she has no business investigating, rooted in a terrorist bombing two decades earlier) $25.00
McMahon, Jennifer Promise Not to Tell (Middle-age nurse Kate Cypher is drawn into the investigation of a murder that eerily mirrors a horrific crime committed when Kate was a girl) $9.99
Murphy, Warren Bloodline (NYC, 1920: Tony Falcone is a respected cop. His sons Tommy and Mario are a cop and a priest. But when their cousin Nilo arrives in the US, he falls in with a Mafia boss. As the city begins to erupt into a violent gangland war, Tommy and Mario struggle to stay out of Nilo's dark world, but when things take a turn for the worse, the Mafia may be the only place for them to go) $9.99
Ohlsson, Kristina The Chosen (Fredrika Bergman #5: When a Jewish teacher is shot to death, and a few hours later two Jewish boys go missing, Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht of the Stockholm police face their toughest challenge ever) $17.00
Olsen, Gregg Just Try to Stop Me (Waterman & Stark #3: PBO; A serial killer has escaped from prison and is plotting her revenge, determined that this time, detective Kendall Stark and forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman won't be able to stop her) $9.99
Patterson, J/Ledwidge, M Merry Christmas, Alec Cross (Alex Cross #20: Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve by a hostage situation that's about to explode) $7.99
Pavone, Chris The Expats (Anthony winner, Edgar and Thriller finalist. When her husband is offered a job in Luxembourg, Kate Moore jumps at the chance to leave her own double life behind. But when another American couple arrives, she grows to suspect that they are not who they claim to be. Is her own past catching up with her?) $9.99
Plakcy, Neil S. The Next One Will Kill You (Angus Green #1: When his fellow agents find out he was involved in a strip trivia contest at a Miami gay bar, Angus Green is worried it will crash his FBI career. Instead, he's moved from a desk job to a case that brings mayhem at every turn) $14.99
Pressey, Rose Haunted Is Always in Fashion (Haunted Vintage #4: PBO; Cookie has agreed to share her fashion expertise with a local writer. When the woman is shot dead, Cookie picks up the thread of the story with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts. To unmask the killer, she'll have to lift the lid on family secrets) $7.99
Sebestyen, Victor 1946: The Making of the Modern World (Drawing on new archival material and interviews, journalist Sebestyen reviews major postwar decisions, discussing the economic collapse, starvation, ethnic cleansing, and displacement that followed WWII) $18.00
Simenon, Georges Maigret's First Case (Maigret #30: When a Paris musician witnesses an altercation that may have become a murder, he heads to the nearest police station, and the young Maigret becomes embroiled in his first case) $12.00
Smith, Karen Rose Shades of Wrath (Caprice De Luca #6: PBO; Caprice is helping decorate a women's shelter, and decides to investigate when the shelter's director is murdered) $7.99
Smith, Wilbur/Cain, Tom Predator (Hector Cross #3: To stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced and hunt down a deadly new nemesis bent on world domination, Cross will have to take the law into his own hands) $9.99
Tursten, Helene The Treacherous Net (Irene Huss #8: Inspector Huss faces a sudden influx of cases: a teen's body found in the woods; a mummified body in a bricked-up chimney; and the city's ongoing problem with gang violence. When another dead teen is found, the investigation takes Irene and her colleagues deep into a shadowy world of online predators) $15.95
Whishaw, Iona A Killer in King's Cove (Lane Winslow #1: 1946: Former intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London for a fresh start in a small town in British Columbia. But the investigation into a murder there reveals facts she has tried to keep secret, and threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than she has already endured) $16.95
Woods, Stuart Family Jewels (Stone Barrington #37: Stone's latest client is looking for help discouraging a man's attentions. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. Stone must probe deep into her life to uncover the truth) $9.99


EXPECTED MID-DECEMBER

Clement, Blaize & John The Cat Sitter and the Canary (Dixie Hemingway #11: At a regular client's home, Dixie finds a dead body, along with a note that seems to suggest she had something to do with it. Another murder and another note follow. Can Dixie find the killer before the killer finds her?) $25.99
Dunn, Carola Buried in the Country (Cornish #4: 1960s: Eleanor Trewynn is recruited to assist at a secret conference taking place near Tintagel, where her niece, DS Megan Pencarrow, is helping provide security. When a storm traps everyone in the hotel, the stage is set for murder) $25.99
Fowler, Christopher Strange Tide (Bryant & May Peculiar Crimes Unit #13: Bryant and May and their colleagues tackle another seemingly impossible crime. A woman has been found drowned after being tied to a pillar in the Thames at low water - and only her footprints lead to the spot where she died) $27.00
Freeman, Philip Sacrifice (Sister Deirdre #2: 6th century Ireland: At Saint Brigid's monastery, someone is slaying nuns in the manner of ancient Druid sacrifices. Can Sister Deidre, torn between Christianity and her own Druidic heritage, find the killer before the cycle of sacrifices is complete? $14.95
Haas, Derek A Different Lie (Silver Bear #4: Columbus has a new contract: kill Castillo, a brash young assassin who Columbus soon realizes is a younger version of himself) $14.95
Laurie, Victoria Forever, Again (YA; The story in town is that, in 1985, teenager Amber Greeley killed her boyfriend Ben and took her own life. Thirty years later, Ben's nephew Cole and his friend Lily investigate the deaths, and are pulled into a dark mystery that shakes the constraints of their world) $17.99
Lee, J.M. (Jung-Myung) The Investigation (Korea, 1944: As young prison guard Watanbe Yuichi investigates the murder of another guard, he begins to discover what is really going on inside this violent institution which few inmates survive - and becomes determined to protect a poet whose works hold great beauty) $15.95
Ludlum, R/Lustbader, E The Bourne Enigma (Bourne #13: An enigmatic message from a Russian spymaster alerts Bourne to a crippling disaster about to be visited on the world. Bourne has just four days to discover the nature of the disaster and stop it) $9.99
McCarry, Charles The Mulberry Bush (Unbeknownst to his handlers, a US spy is loyal to a hidden agenda: to avenge his father, who was laughed out of the agency years earlier) $16.00
McDermid, Val Splinter the Silence (Hill & Jordan #9: Outspoken women are being viciously bullied on the internet. For some, it proves too much to bear, and they begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care - until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher) $16.00
Patterson, J/Ellis, D The Murder House (No. 7 Ocean Drive in the Hamptons has an ocean view, a private beach - and a deadly secret that won't stay buried) $9.99
Patterson, James et al Triple Threat: Cross Kill / Zoo 2 / The Pretender (Omnibus. Three short thriller novels) $7.99
Preston, D/Child, L Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew #4: 5 years ago, a gigantic meteorite - actually a complex organism from the reaches of space - implanted itself deep under the ocean. Now it's growing, and the mission to save the planet requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. He and his team soon discover the organism has no intention of going quietly; unabridged audiobook $20.00) $7.99
Rankin, Ian Even Dogs in the Wild (John Rebus #20: After a lawyer is killed during a robbery, DI Siobhan Clarke discovers a note indicating the attack might not have been random. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke calls in the recently retired John Rebus to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin) $15.99
Rollins, James The Seventh Plague (SIGMA Force #12: After two years, a missing archaeologist reappears in the Egyptian desert, but dies before he can explain what happened. But something had begun mummifying his body while he was still alive. It's up to SIGMA Force to figure out what's going on; Signed copies expected) $27.99


EXPECTED EARLY JANUARY

Abbott, Kristi Pop Goes the Murder (Popcorn Shop #2: PBO; Rebecca's ex Antoine has offered to feature her products on his popular cooking shows. When Antoine's assistant is murdered, Rebecca sets out to clear Antoine's name) $7.99
Adler-Olsen, Jussi The Hanging Girl (Department Q #6: The team's latest cold case, the hanging death of a teen girl, takes them to the remote Danish island of Bornholm and a sun-worshipping cult. Carl, Assad, Rose, and Gordon must stop a string of murders and a skilled manipulator who refuses to let anything get in his way) $16.00
Airth, Rennie The Death of Kings (John Madden #5: The 1938 murder of an actress, on the estate of a friend of the Prince of Wales, was closed quickly when a local troublemaker confessed. But in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions. Was the wrong man executed? Inspector Madden is summoned out of retirement to reopen the case) $27.00
Alexander, Ellie Fudge & Jury (Bakeshop #5: PBO; When a competitor at the annual Chocolate Festival goes into anaphylactic shock after sampling Jules' entry, Jules sets out to discover what happened and why) $7.99
Bauer, Belinda The Beautiful Dead (TV crime reporter Eve Singer's career is flagging, until she covers a spate of bizarre murders. Then the killer contacts Eve about her coverage. As he becomes increasingly obsessed with her, she realizes there's a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murder - possibly her own) $25.00
Berry, Steve The 14th Colony (Cotton Malone #11: After being shot down over Siberia, Malone discovers that a pair of former KGB are on their way to the US presidential inauguration armed with a weapon left over from the Cold War) $9.99
Beverly, Bill Dodgers (Gold Dagger and New Blood Dagger winner. East works for an LA drug gang. His uncle sends him and some other teens to kill a witness, connected to a major case, who is hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him) $15.00
Black, Benjamin Even the Dead (Quirke #7: When a car crashes into a tree in central Dublin and bursts into flames, the police assume it was either an accident or suicide, but pathologist Quirke's examination of the body leads him to believe otherwise) $16.00
Black, Lisa That Darkness (Gardiner & Renner #1: When forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner notices a connection between the death of a young girl and the death of a career criminal, she must follow a trail no one else wants to see) $9.99
Cameron, Marc Field of Fire (Jericho Quinn #7: PBO; Special agent Jericho Quinn is enlisted to hunt down the man who created a deadly bioweapon, a Russian scientist who is trying to defect and hiding in the Alaskan wilderness) $9.99
Cavallaro, Brittany A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes & James Watson #1: YA; At a Connecticut prep school, someone is committing crimes based on Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and framing students Charlotte Holmes and James Watson (descendants of the Great Detective and his companion). With danger mounting and no one else they can trust, they set out to uncover the truth) $9.99
Christie, A/Harkup, K A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie (Agatha finalist. Research chemist Harkup looks at the fourteen poisons Christie used to kill characters in her novels, each carefully chosen to provide vital clues in the discovery of the murderer) $17.00
Coleman, Reed Farrel Where It Hurts (Gus Murphy #1: When TJ Delcamino's battered body is discovered in the woods, the police don't seem interested in pursuing the killer, so ex-con Tommy Delcamino turns to retired cop Gus Murphy for help. Gus discovers everyone TJ knew seems to have something to hide - and so do the police) $16.00
Conrad, Hy Dearly Departed (Amy's Travel #2: Fanny and Amy Abel have booked their travel agency's biggest trip yet. When a mysterious American tagging along with the group has his ticket punched near the Taj Mahal, Amy realizes she may have a killer on the tour) $6.99
Dorsey, Tim Coconut Cowboy (Serge Storms #19: Obsessed with 1960s classic film Easy Rider, Floridaphile serial killer Serge Storms mounts his motorcyle - with Coleman literally riding shotgun - and sets a course for the Florida panhandle, in search of the real America) $9.99
Greaney, Mark Back Blast (Gray Man #5: Court Gentry plans to find out why the Agency put him on their kill list by getting his hands on the men who sent him on his final Agency mission) $9.99
Griffin, Neal A Voice from the Field (Former Marine Tia Suarez is a cop in a small Wisconsin town. She's stumbled on a federal operation to stop arms dealer Gunther Kane, but it's riddled with double agents and traitors. Suarez will have one chance to stop Kane. She can't afford to miss) $9.99
Grippando, James Gone Again (Jack Swyteck #12: Three years ago a teenage girl went missing; an ex-con is on death row for the murder. Now the teen's mom says the girl has phoned. Jack Swyteck jumps into the investigation, but as the case unfolds, it becomes clear that finding the truth may be even harder than finding the missing girl) $9.99
Hagberg, David The Fourth Horseman (Kirk McGarvey #19: Kirk McGarvey goes on the hunt for the most heavily protected terrorist alive, a man who is about to hand 200 Pakistani nukes over to other terrorists) $9.99
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia Old Bones (Bill Slider #19: Human remains found in a garden seem likely to be from a 20-year-old cold case. Detective Superintendent Porson reckons that, with most of the suspects and principal players now dead, the case will keep DCI Slider out of trouble. But will it?) $29.99
Henshaw, Mark The Fall of Moscow Station (Stryker & Burke #3: Analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Styrker are up against their most formidable enemy yet when a Russian bureaucrat who was also a CIA asset turns up dead in a German lake, and a top CIA officer defects) $9.99
Herron, Mick Real Tigers (Slough House #3: Gold Dagger and Steel Dagger shortlist. Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned, to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper. When one of them is kidnapped and held for ransom, they must breach the security of MI5 headquarters and steal intel to exchange for their comrade's safety. Along the way, they uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves a group of private mercenaries as well as the highest authorities in the Secret Service) $15.95
Hesse, Jennifer David Bell, Book & Candlemas (Wiccan Wheel #2: PBO; The owner of a New Age gift shop is being threatened. When things escalate to murder, the Wiccan community turns to Keli for help. Can she stop the harassment and catch the killer, and still maintain her privacy about her religion?) $7.99
Hiebert, Michael Close to the Broken Hearted (Leah Teal #2: Convinced that she is being stalked by the man who shot her baby brother years ago, young mother Sylvie Carson turns to Leah Teal, the only detective in their small Alabama town, for help) $9.99
Ho-Kei, Chan The Borrowed (Legendary Hong Kong detective Kwan Chun-dok's career spans fifty years. Here we learn about six of his major cases, each taking place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history, from the 1960s to the present day) $16.00
Jance, J.A. Clawback (Ali Reynolds #11: When a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds, including Ali's parents, is murdered, Ali's dad is prime suspect. Ali and her husband work to clear his name while seeking justice for the dead man's impoverished victims) $9.99
Jeffery, Keith 1916: A Global History (Historian Jeffery casts new light on the Great War by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents, incorporating the stories of civilians in each country, both participants in and victims of the war) $20.00
Kappes, Tonya A Ghostly Reunion (Emma Lee Raines #5: Emma Lee's high school nemesis has been found dead, but even as a ghost, she's still a mean girl. Emma Lee is determined to solve the murder and free herself from the former prom queen) $7.99
Kellerman, Jonathan Breakdown (Alex Delaware #31: Psychologist Alex Delaware and LA police lieutenant Milo Sturgis look into the mysterious death of a TV actress. The plot thickens when a second actress turns up dead) $9.99
Lehane, Dennis Live by Night (Joe Coughlin #2: Edgar winner. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, moves from childhood petty theft up the ladder of organized crime, enjoying the riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw in the Prohibition era) $9.99
McKinlay, Jenn Assault and Beret (Hat Shop #5: PBO; On a trip to Paris, Viv hopes to locate the man she eloped with years ago, so she can have the marriage annulled. He's an insurance investigator who works with priceless art - and both he and a recently discovered Renoir have gone missing) $7.99
Mugavero, Liz Custom Baked Murder (Pawsitively Organic #5: PBO; When an unpopular businesswoman is murdered, there's a whole pack of suspects. To get to the truth, Stan will have to unearth some shady secrets) $7.99
Muller, M/Pronzini, B The Dangerous Ladies Affair (Carpenter & Quincannon #5: Private detectives Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon go after a murderous extortionist) $25.99
Orgain, Diana Third Time's a Crime (Love or Money #3: PBO; At a haunted California castle, Georgia and 9 other contestants are supposed to solve the 1960 disappearance of a teenager. But one of the contestants has been found drowned at the bottom of the empty swimming pool) $7.99
Page, Katherine Hall The Body in the Wardrobe (Faith Fairchild #22: Yankee attorney Sophie Maxwell found a dead body, but no one believes her, except her good friend Faith Fairchild. The two women pair up to unmask a killer) $7.99
Parker, R/Knott, R Blackjack (Cole & Hitch #8: There's new trouble in Appaloosa: Boston Bill Black, owner of the new casino. The man vanishes when word comes through he's wanted for murder. It's up to territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch to track him down) $9.99
Perry, Thomas The Old Man (Dan Chase looks like a harmless retiree, but most widowers don't have multiple IDs, money stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Berettas in it. Decades ago, he was in Army Intelligence. And now the fallout from long-ago events is about to catch up to him) $26.00
Preston, Douglas The Lost City of the Monkey God (Nonfiction. For centuries, explorers searched for a cursed 'lost city' in the Honduran rainforest. Preston was aboard the flight that finally mapped out the terrain of an unexplored valley ringed by impenetrable mountains. This is his eyewitness account of the discovery of the century) $28.00
Robb, J.D. Apprentice in Death (Eve Dallas #43: Security videos of a sniper attack reveal that a tactical laser rifle was used, and the shooter could have been miles away. Lt. Eve Dallas turns to her husband Roarke for help pinpointing the location, and learns there were two shooters: expert and student) $7.99
Rollins, J/Blackwood, G War Hawk (Tucker Wayne #2: A former army colleague turns to Tucker for help. As Tucker and his dog Kane search for a young idealist's killer, the trail leads to powerful people in the US government) $9.99
Ross, Barbara Iced Under (Maine Clambake #5: PBO; Julia and her mom are hunkered down for the winter when a package arrives, containing a valuable family heirloom that disappeared in the 1920s. Who could have sent it, and why?) $7.99
Ryan, Sofie Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat #4: PBO; Rose delivers a customer's purchase just in time to see the man murdered by his wife. She is knocked out, and when she wakes up, the police don't believe her - the wife has evidence showing that he ran off with another woman. It's up to Charlotte's Angels to uncover the truth) $7.99
Schepp, Emelie Marked for Life (Jana Berzelius #1: When the head of immigration is shot dead, suspects emerge, but no one can account for the child-size fingerprints at the scene. Public prosecutor Jana Berzelius steps in to lead the investigation) $9.99
Simenon, Georges My Friend Maigret (alternate title: The Methods of Maigret) (Maigret #31: While Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard is staying with Maigret to observe his methods, word comes of the murder of a small-time crook on a Mediterranean island. The mystery takes Maigret and Pyke into the shadowy world of art forgery) $12.00
Woods, Stuart Below the Belt (Stone Barrington #40: Stone gets a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor: a situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, involving a man whose star is on the rise) $28.00


EXPECTED MID-JANUARY

Brekke, Jorgen Dreamless (Odd Singsaker #2: When a singer is murdered and another singer disappears, Chief Inspector Odd Singsaker and the Trondheim police discover both cases are somehow connected to a centuries-old lullaby) $15.99
Casey, Donis The Return of the Raven Mocker (Alafair Tucker #9: 1918: The influenza pandemic is sweeping through Boynton, Oklahoma. When her daughter Alice's neighbors unexpectedly succumb, something about the way they died makes Alafair suspect it was poison rather than influenza) $15.95
Coyle, Cleo Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse #16: Clare and Mike's engagement celebration is disrupted by a mysterious letter and a murder. Both disruptions appear to be connected to a cold case involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a jewel thief, and a family secret) $27.00
Crofts, Freeman Wills Mystery in the Channel (alternate title: Mystery in the English Channel) (Inspector French #7: Reissue; Originally published in 1931. A Channel steamer finds an abandoned yacht with a dark red stain on the deck. Two bodies later, with no sign of the gun, Inspector French finds himself investigating a world of high-powered banking, luxury yachts, and international double-dealing) $12.95
Edwards, Martin (ed) Crimson Snow (Anthology. Vintage crime stories with winter settings) $12.95
Hall, Parnell A Puzzle to Be Named Later (Puzzle Lady #18: Cora, a huge Yankees fan, was delighted when a rookie pitching sensation invited her to a weekend pool party. She wasn't expecting a couple of dead bodies) $24.99
Khan, Ausma Zehanat The Language of Secrets (Khattak & Getty #2: Mohsin Dar was working undercover inside a terrorist cell. When he is murdered at the group's training camp, Canada's federal intelligence agency doesn't want their operation exposed, but detective Esa Khattak can't just let this murder slide. He sends his partner, detective Rachel Getty, undercover into the mosque that houses the cell) $15.99
Mankell, Henning Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being (An autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life) $16.95
McCallum, David Once a Crooked Man (Now wealthy and aging, the Bruschettis have decided to retire from their low-profile and successful life of crime. But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears them planning to murder a man in London who knows too much, their plans begin to unravel. After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the intended victim, he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm, and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next) $15.99
Mendoza, Elmer Silver Bullets (Culiacan, Mexico: Police detective Lefty Mendieta investigates the murder of a high-powered lawyer with a penchant for cross-dressing and edgy sex) $14.99
Millar, Margaret The Tom Aragon Novels: Ask for Me Tomorrow / The Murder of Miranda / Mermaid (Omnibus reprint. 3 novels featuring a Mexican-American lawyer turned PI) $17.99
Naughtie, James The Madness of July (Late 1970s: Trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines, Will Flemying is now rising to the top in politics. But when a bizarre death begins to reveal some of his government's most sensitive secrets, Flemying is drawn back into the dangerous shadows of the Cold War) $17.95
Perry, Thomas Forty Thieves (Sid and Ronnie Abel are a married detective team. Ed and Nicole Hoyt are married assassins. The couples have little in common, until they're both hired to do damage control on the same murder case. The Abels have been hired to crack the case - and the Hoyts have been hired to make sure that doesn't happen) $16.00
Petrie, Nicholas Burning Bright (Peter Ash #2: On a trip to Northern California, veteran Peter Ash stumbles across investigative journalist June Cassidy, who is on the run from men who tried to kidnap her. She needs time to figure out what they're after, and help from someone with Peter's skills) $26.00
Raybourn, Deanna A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell #2: The mysterious Lady Sundridge begs Veronica to save art patron Miles Ramsforth, who faces hanging for the murder of his artist mistress. But Lady Sundridge is not all she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of many secrets Veronica must uncover with the help of her colleague Stoker) $26.00
Rowland, Laura Joh The Ripper's Shadow (London, 1888: Whitechapel photographer Sarah Bain supplements her meager income by taking illicit 'boudoir photographs' of the local ladies. When two of her models are gruesomely murdered, she suspects it's more than coincidence, and with a motley crew of friends begins delving into the crime of the century) $25.99
Toler, Pamela D. Heroines of Mercy Street (Nonfiction. The true stories of the Civil War nurses who served at Mansion House in Virginia, the setting for the PBS show) $16.99
Walters, Minette The Cellar (For years, the Songolis have kept Muna as a slave in their British household. When their son fails to come home from school, and Scotland Yard arrives to investigate, they pretend she is their daughter. But she doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. Or at least that's what the Songolis believe) $15.00
Wirestone, Max The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (Dahlia Moss #1: Given that she's not a detective and is sometimes baffled by puzzles in children's video games, Dahlia probably shouldn't have taken money from an eccentric to solve a theft. Or stolen bags of trash from a murder suspect. But it's OK to make unfortunate decisions - as long as you don't get killed in the process. That's the tricky bit) $14.99


EXPECTED EARLY FEBRUARY

Aaronovitch, Ben The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant #6: In London, the Tyburn gallows once stood where Marble Arch stands today. The walk there, along Oxford Street and past Mayfair mansions, was the last trip of the condemned. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy, and now both blood and ghosts have returned to the mansions of the world's super rich. And blood mixed with magic is a job for Peter Grant) $7.99
Allingham, Margery The White Cottage Mystery (Reissue; Eric Crowther collected secrets and used them as weapons to torture those around him, so there are plenty of suspects when he is found dead. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry will have to dig deep into everyone's past to find out who pulled the trigger) $16.00
Barron, Stephanie Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen #13: 1815: Invited to tour Carlton House, the Prince Regent's fabulous London home, Jane stumbles upon a dying man in the library. His last words, 'Waterloo map', set Jane on the trail of a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning) $16.95
Berenson, Alex The Wolves (John Wells #11: Wells barely managed to stop a plot to drive the US and Iran into war, but the instigator disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time to make him pay) $9.99
Betley, Matthew Overwatch (Logan West #1: When former US Marine Logan West impulsively answers a dead man's ringing phone, he winds up recruited as an FBI 'consultant' to help track down a shadowy organization intent on drawing the US into a major conflict with Iran) $9.99
Blackmoore, Stephanie Murder Wears White (Wedding Planner #2: PBO; Mallory planned to launch her new B&B just in time for the first wedding she's planned. She wasn't planning on the bride's aunt being poisoned at the food tasting) $7.99
Bowen, Rhys Time of Fog and Fire (Molly #16: Daniel Sullivan accepted a Secret Service assignment, but Molly couldn't get any details out of him. When a cryptic letter makes her think he wants her to join him in San Francisco, she wonders why he's turned to her for help, instead of to his new boss or his police contacts. What's gone wrong on his assignment?) $15.99
Burke, Alafair The Ex (When she hears that her former fiance has been arrested for a triple homicide, criminal defense lawyer Olivia Randall has no doubt he is innocent. But who would go to such great lengths to frame him, and why?) $15.99
Cocco, G/Magella, A Shadows on the Lake (Stefania Valenti #1: When the remains of a young man are discovered on a powerful family's estate near Lake Como, Commissario Stefania Valenti's investigation delves back to WWII, when the area attracted smugglers, deserters, secret agents, and fleeing Jews) $16.00
Coleman, Reed Farrel What You Break (Gus Murphy #2: Gus and his girlfriend Magdalena are put in harm's way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia) $27.00
Crombie, Deborah Garden of Lamentations (Kincaid & James #17: DI Kerry Boatman turns to Gemma James for help investigating a murder at a private garden in Notting Hill. Meanwhile, Duncan Kincaid is plagued by disturbing questions about several seemingly unrelated cases involving members of the police force) $26.99
Cussler, C/Scott, J Gangster (Isaac Bell #9: 1906: The Black Hand is on a crime spree in NYC, and Isaac Bell has been hired to form a special squad to combat them. And then the murders begin) $9.99
Davis, Krista Mission Impawsible (Paws & Claws #4: PBO; The inn is hosting a matchmaking event for pet owners, and Holly's grandmother is hoping to play Cupid for her granddaughter. Unfortunately, what Holly finds is a dead guy) $7.99
Dorsey, Tim Clownfish Blues (Serge Storms #20: Serge sets out with his sidekick Coleman to shoot his own episodes of his favorite classic TV show, Route 66. Their adventure takes a detour when they find out someone is trying to tilt the odds in the Florida state lottery) $26.99
Dunn, Carola Requiem for a Mezzo (Daisy Dalrymple #3: Reissue; England, 1923: Daisy's afternoon at the opera with DCI Alec Fletcher is disrupted when one of the singers falls dead on stage, poisoned with cyanide) $15.99
Ellory, R.J. Bad Signs (1960s: Orphans Clarence and Elliott have been raised in state institutions. When a convicted killer seizes them as hostages and heads for Texas, the boys must come to terms with the tide of violence in their wake, and make choices about their lives) $16.95
Estleman, Loren D. Cape Hell / The Book of Murdock (Page Murdock #8 / #9: Omnibus reprint. 2 novels about a deputy marshal in the Old West) $9.99
Farjeon, J. Jefferson The House Opposite (Ben the Tramp #2: Reissue; In the house across the street from where Ben is staying, strange things are happening. Now a woman from the house has brought Ben a mysterious message - and an errand that puts him in more danger than he bargained for) $12.99
Farjeon, J. Jefferson Murderer's Trail (Ben the Tramp #3: Reissue; Ben is back at sea, a stowaway bound for Spain - unwittingly in the company of a murderer) $12.99
Farjeon, J. Jefferson Ben Sees It Through (Ben the Tramp #4: Reissue; Ben meets a stranger on a cross-Channel steamer and is promised a job. But when they come ashore in England, the stranger is murdered. Now Ben is on the run from a mysterious foreigner and the police) $12.99
Farjeon, J. Jefferson Little God Ben (Ben the Tramp #5: Reissue; Ben's job on a cruise ship end in a shipwreck. Now he's stranded on an uncharted island where he has somehow convinced the natives that he has godlike powers) $12.99
Farjeon, J. Jefferson Detective Ben (Ben the Tramp #6: Reissue; While trying to escape from a group of international conspirators, Ben is rescued by a posh lady in a limousine. He's whisked off to the mountains of Scotland to thwart the schemes of a poisonous organization) $12.99
Flanders, Judith A Bed of Scorpions (Samantha Clair #2: Editor Samantha Clair finds her loyalties stretched to the limit when an ex-boyfriend asks her to help find out who killed his business partner - a case that is being investigated by her new boyfriend) $15.99
Fluke, Joanne Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #21: When a dessert chef contest comes to Lake Eden, Hannah finds it nerve-wracking to be judged by a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it's even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the inn's walk-in cooler) $7.99
Fox, Candice Hades (Bennett & Archer #1: Ned Kelly Award winner. Two children were kidnapped and left for dead. Raised by a master criminal, they grew up to become cops. When toolboxes full of human body parts are found at the bottom of Sydney Harbour, for homicide detective Frank Bennett, the clues are a tantalizing puzzle, but for his enigmatic new partner Eden Archer and her brother Eric, the case holds chilling links to their childhood and a murderous mentor) $9.99
Frederick, Heather Vogel Yours Truly (Pumpkin Falls #2: Kids; Tourists flock to Pumpkin Falls for the annual Maple Festival. When someone tries to sabotage the trees on the Franklin family farm, Truly rallies the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to investigate) $16.99
Freeman, Brian Goodbye to the Dead (Jonathan Stride #7: When detective Serena Dial witnesses a murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride's life) $14.99
Furlong, Susan War and Peach (Georgia Peach #3: PBO; A local farmer claims he has information that could take Margie Price out of the running for mayor. But before he can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his barn goes up in flames with him inside it. Nola will have to work fast to clear Margie's name) $7.99
Goldberg, Paul The Yid (Moscow, February 1953: With Stalin's final pogrom in full swing, war veteran and retired actor Solomon Levinson assembles an unlikely group of heroes to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant) $16.00
Hamer, Kate The Girl in the Red Coat (New Blood Dagger shortlist. Newly single mom Beth has one worry, that her young daughter Carmel, who tends to wander off, will go missing. And one day it happens. Shattered, Beth sets herself the grim and lonely mission of finding her daughter. Meanwhile, Carmel is on a harrowing journey of her own - to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits) $16.99
Harper, Karen Drowning Tides (South Shores #2: When Claire's daughter is kidnapped, Nick is sure a billionaire criminal is responsible. Can they save the child without bowing to the man's demands?) $7.99
Hart, Ellen Fever in the Dark (Jane Lawless #24: After someone posts Annie and Fiona's proposal video on the internet, it goes viral, and the publicity brings Annie's past straight to their door. When a murder occurs, Annie and Fiona are both suspects. It's up to Fiona's old friend Jane Lawless to prove their innocence - but the more she learns, the more she wonders if they actually are) $25.99
Indridason, Arnaldur Into Oblivion (Reykjavik Prequel #3: 1979: A man's body has been found in the blue lagoon. Apparently the victim fell from a great height. Was he thrown out of an airplane? Detective Erlendur is also asked to investigate the case of a girl who vanished on her way to school 40 years earlier) $16.00
James, Miranda No Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks #7: When the irritating new library director's body is discovered, the list of suspects is long. Things take a turn for the worse when a threatening email throws suspicion on Melba. Can Charlie and his Maine Coon cat Diesel clear their friend's name?) $7.99
Jonasson, Ragnar Snowblind (In a quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, a pair of violent crimes drag newly arrived policeman Ari Arason straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one) $25.99
Kelly, Diane Death, Taxes, and Sweet Potato Fries (Tara Holloway #11: PBO; When the IRS works with the border patrol on a case, Tara finds herself investigating an old flame) $7.99
Larsen, Ward Assassin's Silence (David Slaton #3: An airliner is missing - and the CIA has discovered that it had been highly modified. In the wrong hands, it could be a tool of unimaginable terror. Now they must trust the one man who can save them: David Slaton, the Perfect Assassin) $9.99
Mariotte, Jeff Bolthole (NCIS: Los Angeles: PBO; Novel based on the TV series) $7.99
Martini, Steve Blood Flag (Paul Madriani #14: Paul is defending a woman on trial for the mercy killing of her aged father, and discovers that other members of the man's WWII army unit have died recently under suspicious circumstances) $9.99
May, Peter Runaway (1965: Five teens ran away from Glasgow, hoping for musical stardom in London. Weeks later, only three would be going home. 2015: Jack Mackay is still haunted by the terrible events that befell him and his friends, and how he did not act when it mattered most. Meanwhile, in London, a man lies dead. His killer looks on, remorseless. What began as five boys following a dream has been transformed into a waking nightmare that may consume them all) $14.99
Mcdonald, Gregory Snatch: Who Took Toby Rinaldi? (alternate title: Snatched) / Safekeeping (Omnibus reprint. 2 hardboiled novels about kidnappings) $12.95
Meltzer, B/Goldberg, T The House of Secrets (Hazel Nash wakes up in a hospital remembering nothing. She's told she was in a car accident that killed her father. Then an FBI agent shows up, asking her questions about her dad - and about his connection to a corpse with a priceless book stuffed in its chest) $7.99
Moffat, Steven et al A Study in Pink (Sherlock: Manga adaptation of the TV episode) $12.99
Nesbo, Jo Midnight Sun (A wayward hitman, calling himself Ulf, arrives in a tiny town in northern Norway, where the locals ask few questions and supply him with food, shelter, and a gun. Once a fixer for a cruel drug lord, Ulf has become a man his boss needs fixed. Can this strange town offer Ulf a chance at redemption while he awaits the arrival of those hunting him?) $15.00
O'Connor, Carlene Murder in an Irish Village (Irish Village #1: In County Cork, the O'Sullivans run a family bistro. When they unlock the shop one morning and discover a dead body at one of the tables, Siobhan sets out to solve the crime and restore the bistro's reputation) $7.99
Parker, R/Knott, R Revelation (Cole & Hitch #9: Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch join the hunt for escaped prisoner Augustus Driggs, who is going after a hidden cache of gold and the men who double-crossed him, and is willing to leave a bloody path of destruction in his wake) $27.00
Perry, Carol J. Murder Go Round (Witch City #4: PBO; On a trip to an auction, a silver samovar gives Lee visions of murder. Guided by her gift and by her wise tabby cat, Lee sets out to catch the killer) $7.99
Quirk, Matthew Cold Barrel Zero (John Hayes is a special ops legend who betrayed his own soldiers. He has returned to the US to take revenge on his accusers, and only one man can stop him: his former colleague Thomas Hayes) $15.99
Rankin, Ian Rather Be the Devil (John Rebus #21: Rebus looks into a cold case, the 1970s death of a socialite in a luxurious Edinburgh hotel. His inquiries make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies; unabridged audiobook $35.00) $27.00
Scottoline, Lisa Don't Go (When his wife dies in an apparent household accident, an Army doctor returns from overseas only to be confronted with a shocking secret. His most important battle faces him on the home front, and he'll have to put it all on the line to save what's dearest to him) $8.99
Searle, Nicholas The Good Liar (New Blood Dagger shortlist. When veteran con artist Roy meets wealthy widow Betty online, he knows she's an easy mark, and goes to work. He's sure his scheme will be a success. But as long-hidden secrets are forced into the light, there is a reckoning to be made) $15.99
Shelton, Paige Bookman Dead Style (Dangerous Type #2: PBO; The local film festival brings stars galore to town. When Clare sees cinema's hottest superhero being arrested, accused of killing his sister, she decides to clear his name) $7.99
Shelton, Paige The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop #1: Delaney is excited about starting a new job in Edinburgh, at a rare book and manuscript shop. When a precious artifact goes missing and a coworker's sister is murdered, Delaney decides to apply some American ingenuity to the case) $7.99
Sheridan, Sara Brighton Belle (Mirabelle Bevan #1: 1951: Mirabelle's new job at a debt collection agency seems like a step toward a more tranquil life after her wartime experiences as an operative. But as she follows up on a routine loan to a pregnant Hungarian refugee, she becomes suspicious when the woman is reported dead, along with her unborn child. Mirabelle and her feisty sidekick Vesta investigate) $15.00
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa The Silence of the Sea (Thora Gudmundsdottir #6: A yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier, but no one is on board. What happened to the crew? And what happened to the family who were aboard when the yacht left Lisbon?) $15.99
Simenon, Georges Maigret at the Coroner's (Maigret #32: In Arizona on a study tour of America, Maigret spends a day observing the local coroner, and becomes absorbed in the circumstances surrounding a young woman's murder) $12.00
Sims, Michael Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes (Sims traces the circuitous development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery) $27.00
Smith, Alexander McCall The Bertie Project (44 Scotland Street #11: Irene has returned from the Middle East, only to discover that her son Bertie has been exposed to the worst of evils: cartoons, movies, and carbonated beverages. Her wrath is about to descend on her unfortunate husband Stuart) $15.00
Smith, Michael Farris Desperation Road (Russell's prison sentence is served, his debt paid. He returns home, only to discover that revenge lives all around him. That same day, a woman named Maben and her young daughter spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the road. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save - his own, or those of the woman and child) $26.00
Stevens, Chevy That Night (Thriller Award finalist. When her sister was murdered years ago, Toni and her boyfriend Ryan went to prison for the crime. Now Toni is on parole in her hometown, trying to avoid being sent back to prison. But nothing is making that easy: not Ryan, who thinks he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni's innocence; and not the women who made Toni's life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes) $7.99
Stewart, Fran A Wee Homicide in the Hotel (ScotShop #3: PBO; When Big Willie, a long-time champion of the Highland Festival, is found dead in his hotel room, Peggy decides it's up to her and her ghostly companion Dirk to suss out the killer) $7.99
Stratford, Jordan The Case of the Girl in Grey (Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #2: Kids; 1826: After the success of their first case, all of London knows that Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem. Their new case involves a horrible hospital, a missing will, a hasty engagement, and a suspiciously slippery servant) $6.99
Tate, Clover Blown Away (Kite Shop #1: PBO; Emmy has moved to the Oregon coast to start her own kite business. When she finds a dead man on the beach, and her best friend becomes a suspect, Emmy is determined to find the real killer) $7.99
Waggoner, Tim xXx: Return of Xander Cage (PBO; Novelization of the film) $7.99
Wallace, Auralee Snowed In with Murder (Otter Lake #3: PBO; Erica planned to keep her winter visit to Otter Lake free of sleuthing and hijinks, but a guest has been murdered at her mother's retreat. With the island snowed in, Erica has to muster up some investigative skills to reveal the killer) $7.99
Wegelius, Jakob The Murderer's Ape (YA; Sally Jones is a gorilla who moves among humans. She doesn't speak, but understands everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. When one of their deals ends badly, the Chief is falsely accused of murder. For Sally Jones, this is the start of a harrowing quest to survive and to clear the Chief's name) $17.99


EXPECTED MID-FEBRUARY

Beaton, M.C. Death of a Ghost (Hamish Macbeth #33: Police sergeant Hamish Macbeth and policeman Charlie Carson investigate reports of eerie lights and noises at a ruined castle. They find no sign of a ghost, but they do find a dead body in the cellar; unabridged audiobook $30.00) $26.00
Brody, Frances A Death in the Dales (Kate Shackleton #7: 1920s: On a holiday trip to Yorkshire, Kate becomes embroiled in the search for a missing boy, and uncovers a suspicious death) $25.99
Cavallaro, Brittany The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes & James Watson #2: YA; James and Charlotte are spending winter break in Sussex. When her Uncle Leander, who has been oddly private about his latest assignment in an art forgery ring, goes missing from the Holmes estate, the game is afoot once again) $17.99
Coulter, Catherine Insidious (FBI Thriller #20: As special agents Savich and Sherlock try to find out who's trying to kill the head of an international conglomerate, special agent Wittier heads to Hollywood to help an LA detective track down a serial killer) $9.99
Crofts, Freeman Wills The 12.30 from Croydon (alternate title: Willful and Premeditated) (Inspector French #11: Reissue; Originally published in 1934. We begin with the body of Andrew Crowther, found dead in his seat on the flight from Croydon to Paris. In the ensuing flashback, we are with the killer at every stage, from first thoughts of murder to living with its execution. From the criminal's perspective, Inspector French is simply another character who needs to be dealt with) $12.95
Gutcheon, Beth Death at Breakfast (Retirees Maggie Detweiler and Hope Babbin are off to Maine to visit Hope's son, deputy sheriff Buster Babbin, and attend a cooking class at an inn. When an obnoxious fellow guest is found dead, Maggie and Hope decide Buster's investigation could use their help) $14.99
Herron, Mick Spook Street (Slough House #4: What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too much? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are River Cartwright's questions when his grandfather, a legendary spy, develops dementia. And that's not all the agents of Slough House have to worry about after a bomb goes off in the middle of a busy shopping center) $26.95
Holt, Anne The Lion's Mouth (Hanne Wilhelmsen #4: The Norwegian Prime Minister has been shot in the head. Was it politically motivated, or personal? When secrets begin to unravel from the PM's past, Hanne and her partner Billy must piece together the crime before a private tragedy becomes a public outcry) $16.00
James, Miranda Twelve Angry Librarians (Cat in the Stacks #8: The Southern Academic Libraries Association is holding their annual meeting at Athena College, with the keynote speech to be delivered by Charlie's high school nemesis. When the irritating man is found dead, Charlie is at the top of the suspect list. Charlie and Diesel will have to check out every clue to catch the killer) $26.00
Jones, Stephen Mack August Snow (The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August Snow joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. Powerful businesswoman Eleanore Paget wants him to investigate unusual happenings at her bank, but Snow turns her down. When she dies the next day, an apparent suicide, August isn't buying it, and starts asking questions) $25.95
Lansdale, Joe R. Honky Tonk Samurai (Hap & Leonard #9: Hap Collins is a former 1960s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel. Leonard Pine is a tough, gay, black Vietnam veteran and Republican. Lilly Buckner brings a cold case to their new PI office: she wants them to look for her missing granddaughter. They discover that the used car lot where the young woman worked is a front for a prostitution ring, and the mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there) $15.99
Lansdale, Joe R. Rusty Puppy (Hap & Leonard #10: Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of a young black man who had been asking too many questions about the racist police force in their East Texas town) $26.00
Lippman, Laura Wilde Lake (Lu Brant's first case as state's attorney dredges up painful memories of 1980, when her brother A.J. saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Now she wonders if the events happened as she remembers, and what details might have been withheld from her because she was a child. The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise) $15.99
Monday, T.T. Double Switch (Johnny Adcock #2: When rookie phenom Yonel Ruiz is threatened by a cartel of smugglers, relief pitcher / PI Johnny Adcock investigates) $16.00
Pattison, Eliot Soul of the Fire (Shan Tao Yun #8: Startled to be chosen to fill a vacancy on an international commission investigating Tibetan suicides, Shan Tao Yun soon learns that his predecessor was murdered, and that the commission is presenting self-immolation protests as acts of crime and terrorism. When he discovers the most recent immolation was actually a murder, he must make a desperate effort to uncover the commission's secrets) $15.99
Perry, Anne Treachery at Lancaster Gate (Thomas Pitt #31: When a bomb goes off during an important - and secret - police raid, killing several officers, Pitt investigates. The evidence trail leads him straight to a deadly crime in the drawing rooms of London's elite) $16.00
Royal, Priscilla The Proud Sinner (Prioress Eleanor #13: 1282 CE: Seven abbots are en route to meet a papal legate in Norfolk, but stop at the priory when one of them falls ill. The man dies horribly, and then another falls ill. And another. Can Prioress Eleanor and her associates find out who is responsible?) $15.95
Siciliano, Sam The Moonstone's Curse (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Charles Bromley's wife has refused an offer to sell a family diamond that is said to be cursed. When a jeweler is murdered and the diamond is stolen, Holmes and Vernier must try to unravel a mystery centuries in the making) $12.95
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa The Undesired (Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland, following the unexplained death of the colleague who was previously running the investigation. The more he finds out, the more it looks like there are links to odd events there in the 1970s) $25.99
Todd, Charles Racing the Devil (Ian Rutledge #18: 1919: A group of British officers are racing motorcars from Paris to Nice. When two of their vehicles are nearly run off the road, no one will admit knowing which driver was responsible. A year later, Inspector Rutledge investigates a fatal crash in the South Downs. Is it connected to the events in France?) $26.99
Webb, Betty Desert Vengeance (Lena Jones #9: The pedophile who raped Scottsdale PI Lena Jones when she was a foster child has been released from prison. When the man's wife (who knew about his crimes but did nothing) and then the man are found gruesomely murdered, suspicion falls first on Lena, and then on the man's other victims) $15.95
Winspear, Jacqueline Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs #12: 1938: When the German government agrees to release a British citizen from Dachau, the British Secret Service sends Maisie to collect the man. In the heart of Nazi Germany, she encounters unexpected dangers) $15.99




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