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             April, 2018                                                                         Volume 23, Number 4                
          
Events in April
Joe R. Lansdale Signs Jackrabbit Smile:
Friday, April 6 at 7 PM
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including Rusty Puppy, the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Jackrabbit Smile
Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as- nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican are the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett  when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They have a problem and only Hap and Leonard will take the case. LB 1st Printing,Signed: $26.00

Stuart Woods Signs Shoot First:
Thursday, April 12 at 7 PM
Ticketed Event
Book Purchase Entitles Purchaser to 2 Seats 
Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.
Shoot First
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology.G.P. Putnam's Sons 1st Printing, Signed:$28.00


K.J. Howe Signs Skyjack: A Kidnap and Ransom Thriller: Sunday, April 15 at 5 PM
K.J. Howe is the executive director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner,  She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dove with the great whites in South Africa.
Skyjack: A Kidnap and Ransom Thriller
International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert.
Quercus 1st Printing, Signed:$26.99

Jeffery Deaver Signs The Cutting Edge:
Wednesday, April 18 at 7 PM
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. The author of over thirty-five novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book, and a lyricist of a country-western album, he's received or been shortlisted for dozens of awards around the world.
The Cutting Edge
In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. The killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. Grand Central 1st Printing, Signed:$28.00

Randy Rawls Signs Saving Dabba:
Sunday, April 22 at 5 PM
Randy Rawls is a retired U.S. Army officer and Department of Defense civilian. He now lives in South Florida. Randy writes because he enjoys it and smiles because life is fun.
Saving Dabba
The murder of a homeless man in a public park in Coral Lakes, FL launches Beth Bowman on one of her most dangerous cases. Deaths continue and soon, Beth's homeless friend, Dabba, is arrested for murder. Convinced that Dabba is innocent, Beth is determined to find the murderer(s). Signed: $12.99


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Events in April

Fri, Apr 6 at 7 PM
Joe R. Lansdale signs
Jackrabbit Smile $26.

Thu, Apr 12 at 7 PM
Stuart Woods signs
Shoot First $28.

Sun, Apr 15 at 5 PM
K J Howe signs
Skyjack: A Kidnap and
Ransom Thriller $26.99

Wed, Apr 18 at 7 PM
Jeffery Deaver  signs
The Cutting Edge $26.

Sun, Apr 22 at 5 PM
Randy Rawls signs
Saving Dabba $12.99
 
   
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Bestseller Lists
February 2018 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
 
Hardcovers
1. The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey, HC, 26.99
2. Look For Me by Lisa Gardner, PUT, 27.00
3. The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd, HC, 26.99
4. The Wife by Alafair Burke, HC, 26.99
5. Into The Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner, PUT, 26.00
6. A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando, HC, 27.99
7. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, HC, 26.99
8. The Chateau by Paul Goldberg, MPS, 26.00
9. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley, RH, 26.00
10.  Force of Nature by Jane Harper, MPS, 25.99
 
Mass Market/Trade
1. Flash! Writing the Very Short Story by John Dufresne, NOR, 15.95
2. Sleeper by J.D. Fennell, 9.99
3. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney, RH, 16.00
4. Unsub by Meg Gardiner, PUT, 9.99
5. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, MPS, 15.99
6. The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver, HAC, 15.99
7. The Pyramid of Mud by Andrea Camilleri, BRK, 16.00
8. Sunday Silence by Nicci French, HC, 15.99
9. The Firemaker by Peter May, HAC, 15.99
10. The House of Spies by Daniel Silva, HC, 16.99
 

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Signed First Editions
Lisa Black
Perish
26.00
Alafair Burke
The Wife
26.99
James Lee Burke
Robicheaux
27.99
Jeffery Deaver
The Cutting Edge
28.00
Tim Dorsey
The Pope of Palm Beach
26.99
Meg Gardiner
Into The Black Nowhere
26.00
Lisa Gardner
Look For Me
27.00
James Grippando
A Death in Live Oak
27.99
John Hart
The Hush
27.99
K.J. Howe
Skyjack: A Kidnap and Ransom Thriller
26.99
Joe Lansdale
Jackrabbit Smile
26.00
Laura Lippman
Sunburn
26.99
David Mamet
Chicago*
26.99
Brad Parks
Closer Than You Know
26.00
Charles Todd
The Gatekeeper
26.99
Randy Wayne White
Caribbean Rim
27.00
Stuart Woods
Shoot First
28.00
                                                                 *Signed Tip-In
                                                                                                               
 
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Book Reviews
Jackrabbit Smile
By Joe R. Lansdale
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Hap and Leonard are celebrating Hap's marriage to Brett with a backyard barbecue. They are interrupted by Judith Mulvaney and her son who are seeking their help. Judith's daughter Jackrabbit has been living locally but estranged from the family for several years. Now she has gone missing
     Hap and Leonard have misgivings about taking on the case. Judith and her son are white supremacists with a particular hatred of black people. Hap is a liberal gunslinging white trash rebel. Leonard is a gay, black, Republican veteran. Always needing money, they agree to investigate for a few days. As in their previous capers, mayhem ensues as they come up against a bunch of holy rollers, cultists, and just plain bad folks.
     As in the previous 12 Hap and Leonard novels, Mr. Lansdale shows his mastery of the caper novel. The writing is excellent, the characters are well drawn, and the action is nonstop. Despite the humor, he addresses the dark side of racism expertly.
     Mr. Lansdale has written over 30 books in various genres, including Edgar winners and superb standalone novels. The Hap and Leonard series, beginning with Savage Season, has always been a winner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
LB Signed first printing:$26.00

Saving Dabba
By Randy Rawls
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
In book four of Randy Rawls' Beth Bowman Adventures, Saving Dabba,a homeless man's murder in a public park in Coral Lakes Florida becomes Beth's latest challenge. When more deaths occur and Beth's homeless friend, Dabba, is arrested for murder. Beth, convinced of Dabba's innocence, is intent on finding the murderer or murderers. To achieve her goal, she infiltrates a group that has as its mission the removal of the homeless from the streets of Coral Lakes.
     Working with the Coral Lakes Police Department and with the help of Beth's doctor/boyfriend  and some homeless friends of Dabba's and Beth's, she puts herself in great danger, taking substantial risks for the sake of her friend.
     Saving Dabba is an exciting and suspenseful read, with intriguing characters, settings that enhance the story without monopolizing the reader's attention, and a meaningful mystery for the protagonist to solve. Randy Rawls challenges us to explore our beliefs about the homeless among us, without being preachy. It's a tall order, but the author fills it to perfection.
     The series can be read in any order, but, after reading Saving Dabba, may well want to enjoy others of the Beth Bowman Adventures.
Highly Recommended.  Signed by the author:$12.99  

All the Beautiful Lies
By Peter Swanson
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Harry Ackerson, just getting ready to graduate college, receives a call from his stepmother Alice. Harry's dad, Bill, is dead. Harry heads home to Maine for the funeral and to help with Bill's rare bookshop. Complications set in when the cause of Bill's death is changed from an accidental slip on some wet rocks to suspicious and a possible homicide.
     The police investigation introduces the reader to a diverse cast of characters. Several are suspicious with possible motive or opportunity. Their backgrounds are related through chapters that are tagged Now or Then. The action is driven by obsession. The suspense is unrelenting and the ending is satisfying.
     As with many successful thrillers, the ordinary is merely a facade for this dark story. The characters are well-drawn and the dialog is sharp. Mr. Swanson packs a lot of information in a book that is difficult to put down and can easily be read in a day. The now and then storytelling technique allows for a concise and effective narration.
     All the Beautiful Lies is Mr. Swanson's 4th thriller, all standalones. All have interesting flawed characters, operating in dark stories full of obsession and revenge. Readers of Patricia Highsmith, B. A. Paris and Shari Lapena will enjoy this book.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
HC $26.99
Previous books available in trade paperback

The Temptation of Forgiveness
By Donna Leon
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
In this, Donna Leon's twenty-eighth in the Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery series, the author takes her readers deep into the attitudes and thought processes of her protagonist, a Venetian police officer.
     Professoressa Crosera, a friend of Brunetti's wife, comes to Brunetti for help because she suspects her son of using, and perhaps dealing, drugs. Then, her husband is pushed down the steps of a bridge and suffers a serious brain injury.
     In working on this case, Brunetti finds satisfaction, yet is saddened to realize that his fellow citizens of Venice seem to have lost trust in and respect for the police. What's more, Venice is changing in ways that displease him. Venetian souvenirs are increasingly made in China, and the stalls in the marketplace are disappearing. The entire city seems to have turned into a tourist trap.
     This reader is enchanted by the manner in which Donna Leon makes the setting come alive. Although thoroughly engaged in the solving of the case, the reader is treated to a depth of insight into Brunetti's thought processes, as well as a guided tour of Venice, warts and all. That tour is so compelling that, at times, the reader feels as though (s)he is walking beside Brunetti, listening to him share his impressions.
     I cannot say enough good things about The Temptation of Forgiveness, and all the Guido Brunetti mysteries. I've read and thoroughly enjoyed each book and eagerly await the next in this wonderful series. A MUST READ!
Atlantis Monthly Press $26.00    

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         New Hardcovers in April            
Susan Wittig Albert - Queen Anne's Lace. A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past.  PUT 27.00
 
Cynthia Baxter - Murder With a Cherry on Top. Kate McKay moves back home to care for her ailing grandmother, and to open an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly until she's reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road  ZEB 25.00
 
Steve Berry - Bishop's Pawn. History notes that the feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. Fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must find truth. MPS 28.00
 
C.J. Box - Disappeared. Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two lethal with which cases to contend. PUT 27.00
 
James Bradbury - Wild Inside. A natural born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff follows her late mother's rules: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, Never Make a Person Bleed. HC 25.99
 
Julia Chapman - Date With Malice. A woman goes to Dales Detective Agency to report someone in her retirement home is trying to kill her. Samson O'Brien thinks she is a confused elderly lady. But after several disturbing incidents at Fellside Court, he starts to believe her. MPS 25.99
 
Mary Higgins Clark - I've Got My Eyes on You. After a party while her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. SS 26.99
 
Jeffery Deaver - Cutting Edge. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest and most vulnerable times. HAC 28.00
 
Teresa Dovalpage - Death Comes in Through the Kitchen. Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman. But when Yarmi isn't there to meet him at the airport, he goes to her apartment where he finds her lying dead in the bathtub. SO 25.95
 
Brendan DuBois - Hard Aground. Lewis Cole, former Department of Defense research analyst, is recovering from major surgery danger comes right to his front door. NOR 25.95
 
Loren D. Estleman - Black and White Ball. Detroit hit man Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Laurie, Macklin's estranged wife, while Macklin tracks down the party who has threatened to kill her. MPS 25.99
 
Candice Fox - Crimson Lake. Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time is all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused of a brutal abduction, Ted is now a free man and public enemy number one. MPS 25.99
 
Elizabeth George - Punishment She Deserves. Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart a quiet, historic medieval English village. PUT 28.00
 
Derek Haas - Way I Die. In February, on Mackinac Island, off the northern Michigan coast Columbus is reeling after the death of his wife and relinquishing his son. NOR 25.95
 
David Hagberg - Flash Points. An action-packed thriller about a plot to lead a president towards impeachment. MPS 25.99
 
Sophie Henaff - Awkward Squad. Fledgling private investigator Elin Bohlander's assignment is to determine if her client's boyfriend is having an affair with another woman. HAC 26.99
 
Kay Hooper - Hold Back the Dark. The Chosen have been warned. Powerful psychics across the globe have gotten the same eerie and insistent message: Go to Prosperity. PUT 27.00
 
K. J. Howe - Skyjack. International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane from an orphanage in Kanzi, Africa, to adoptive parents in London when the Boeing Business Jet is hijacked and forced to land on a deserted airstrip in the Libyan desert.  HAC 26.99
 
J.A. Jance - Duel to the Death. After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue A.I. program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. SS 25.99
 
Olivia Kiernan - Too Close to Breathe. In a quiet Dublin suburb Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records.  PUT 26.00
 
Joe R. Lansdale - Jackrabbit Smile. Hap and Leonard are close friends. Hap is a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard is a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett who is also Hap and Leonard's boss, when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. HAC 26.00
 
Jonathan Maberry - Glimpse. Rain Thomas is racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still grieving for the boy's father who died in Iraq. On the way to a job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume. Through a crack in one of that lens she sees a young boy running down the aisle of the subway train. MPS 26.99
 
Jo Nesbo - Macbeth. Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem.  RH 27.00
 
James Patterson - Red Alert (NYPD Red 5). The richest of New York's rich gather at The Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate when a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. HAC 28.00
 
Sean Penn - Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Bob Honey is a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin. With treason on everyone's lips, terrorism in everyone's sights, and American political life sinking to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it's time to make a change if he doesn't get killed by his mysterious controllers first. SS 24.00
 
J.Todd Scott - High White Sun. Even though the corrupt Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find.  PUT 26.00
 
Lisa Scottolini - After Anna. Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn't seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she's even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna. MPS 27.99
 
Paige Shelton - Lost Books and Old Bones. Delaney Nichols is a bookseller in Edinburgh. The Cracked Spine is filled with curiosities and surprises tucked into every shelf, and it's Delaney's job to research the rare tomes and obscure artifacts that people come to buy and sell. When her new friends, also students at the medical school, come to the shop to sell a collection of antique medical books, Delaney knows she's stumbled across a rare and important find. MPS 25.99
 
Sarah Sparrow - Guide for Murdered Children. What if the souls of murdered children were able to briefly return, inhabit adult bodies and wreak revenge on their killers? Former NYPD detective Willow Wylde is running a Cold Case squad in suburban Detroit. When the two rookie cops assigned to him take an obsessive interest in a decades-old disappearance of a brother and sister, Willow begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is afoot. PUT 27.00
 
Mickey Spillane - Last Stand. A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician's killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and members of the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power - or death. RH 22.99
 
Kelli Stanley - City of Sharks. The blonde secretary was scared when she visited Miranda Corbie's office. A shove into a streetcar track, a box of poisoned chocolates, hateful, violent letters. Someone was trying to kill her.
MPS 26.99
 
Simone St. James - Broken Girls. Vermont 1950. Idlewild Hall, a boarding school for girls no one wants - the troublemakers, the illegitimate and there are rumors it is haunted. Then one girl mysteriously disappears. Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago Journalist Fiona Sheridan's older sister's body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. Her sister's boyfriend was convicted of murder, but Fiona can't shake the feeling that something was never right about the case. PUT 26.00
 
Peter Swanson - All the Beautiful Lies. Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, kind and attentive. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls to say his father is dead and the police think it's suicide. Harry returns to his father's home in Maine where he and Alice try to pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. HC 26.99

Stuart Woods - Shoot First. Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. PUT 28.00
 

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New Historicals in April
David Downing - Dark Clouds Shining. London, 1921: Ex-Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving time for assaulting a cop. He can't stomach spying for the British Empire anymore. The love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, left him three years earlier to offer her services to the Communist revolution in Moscow. RH 26.95 
   
Mariah Fredericks - Death of No Importance. New York City, 1910. Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies' maid to the city's upper echelons. When she takes up a position with the Benchley family, dismissed by the city's elite as "new money", Jane realizes that while she may not have financial privilege, she has a power they do not - she understands the rules of high society. The Benchleys cause further outrage when their daughter Charlotte becomes engaged to notorious playboy Norrie, the son of the eminent Newsome family. MPS 24.99
 
David Gibbins - Inquisition. 258. As the blood of martyred Christians runs through Rome's catacombs, Pope Sixtus entrusts their most sacred object to a devoted follower. Soon after, the Holy Grail disappears into the darkness of time.
1684.
While overseeing the evacuation of the English colony of Tangier, Samuel Pepys attempts to retrieve a treasure which has resurfaced after more than a thousand years.
 Present Day. A wreck off the Cornish coast reveals clues to a mystery that marine archaeologist Jack Howard had thought beyond solving.. MPS 27.99

Lois H. Gresh - Sherlock Holmes vs Cthulhu. A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remain of the deceased, along with a bizarre sphere covered in strange symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and his former partner, Dr. John Watson. 14.95 
 
C. S. Harris - Why Kill the Innocent. London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. PUT 26.00

Tessa Harris - Sixth Victim. London's East End, 1888.The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences. Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere. Constance's mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a séance. But are such powers real? 15.95

Philip Kerr - Greeks Bearing Gifts. Munich, 1956. A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War II criminals in Greece. PUT 27.00
 
 
Abir Mukherjee - Necessary Evil. India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son. NOR 25.95
 
Andrea Penrose - Murder at Half Moon Gate. Nothing is as it seems in Regency London, especially when the Earl of Wrexford and Charlotte Sloane join forces to solve a shocking murder. ZEB 26.00
 
Anne Perry - Twenty One Days. In the first book of an all-new series, a young lawyer races to save his client from execution, putting him at odds with his own father: Thomas Pitt, head of London's Special Police Branch. RH 28.00
 - Murder on the Serpentine. It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen's confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. 16.00

David Roberts - Grave Man. Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames as it docked in New Jersey. Also present are the distinguished archaeologist Professor Pitt-Messanger and his daughter Maud. As the congregation disperses after the service, Edward hears Maud cry for help and sees her father slumped in his seat, stabbed to death with an ancient Assyrian dagger. 13.99 
 
Sara Sheridan - England Expects. Dangers abound in 1950s Brighton as former Secret Service operative Mirabelle Bevan cuts to the chase to solve multiple murders. ZEB 26.00

Victoria Thompson - Murder in the Bowery. Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy search for a connection between a murdered newsie and a high society woman with dangerous habits. 7.99
 
Jacqueline Winspear - To Die But Once. During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. HC 27.99
 
 
         
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New Nonfiction in April
Ben Blatt - Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing. Data meets literature in this brilliant new look at our favorite authors and their masterpieces.  16.00
 
Thomas C. Foster - How to Read Poetry Like a Professor. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers how to read a poem to understand its primary meaning.15.99

David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI . In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. Then oil was discovered on their land. The family of an Osage woman became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.   16.95
 
Sarah Krasnostein - The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster. Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. MPS 26.99

Dorothy Marcic - With One Shot. The brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked his Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock's wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow's insanity plea. 16.00  
 
Nikki Meredith - Manson Women and Me. In the summer of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out horrific acts of butchery on the orders of the charismatic cult leader Charles Manson. But to anyone who knew them growing up, they were bright, promising girls, seemingly incapable of such an unfathomable crime. RH 26.00
 
 
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New Paperbacks in April
Rebecca Adler - Cinco de Murder. It's fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are in town for the festivities. Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan, her feisty abuela, and her Chihuahua Lenny are polishing their folklórico dances for Saturday's big parade, while Uncle Eddie is adding his own spicy event to Broken Boot's First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. 7.99
 
Barbara Allan - Antiques Frame. With their reality TV series, Antiques Sleuths, Brandy Borne and her quaintly kooky mother, Vivian, have a real hit on their hands. But another "hit" enters the picture, after a rival bidder becomes a one-woman show at their televised auctions. 7.99
 
David Baldacci - End Game. Will Robie and Jessica Reel are the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States.15.99
 
Darcey Bell - Simple Favor. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. But, Emily doesn't come back. 15.99
 
Jenny Blackhurst - Before I Let You In. Karen, Eleanor, and Bea have been best friends since childhood. Karen, is a psychiatrist who considers herself the anchor of the group. But when she takes on a new patient with issues that could put her friends in danger. 16.00
 
Juliet Blackwell - Magical Match. Witch, and vintage store-owner Lily Ivory faces her most difficult mystery to date with a case of mistaken identity that hits close to home 7.99
 
Alice Blanchard - Breath After Drowning. Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe's young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Kate was comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was on death row until she meets a retired detective who is certain that Savannah was only one of many victims of a serial killer.   14.95
 
Marc Cameron - Act of Terror. From coast to coast, America is witnessing a new wave of terror. The perpetrators appear to be American, but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for the complete annihilation of America. 15.95
 
Mary Higgins Clark - All By Myself Alone. A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly. 8.99
 
Blake Crouch - Dark Matter. Jason Dessen is knocked unconscious by a masked abductor. He awakens strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. 9.99
 
Charlie Donlea - Girl Who Was Taken. Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald, high school seniors in Emerson Bay, North Carolina, disappear from a beach party. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. 9.99
 
Kate Dyer-Seeley - Natural Thorn Killer. Britta Johnston has left her husband and dead-end job, and is pursuing her artistic passion at her aunt Elin's floral boutique in Portland, Oregon where things aren't as peaceful as they look. 7.99
 
Peggy Ehrhart - Murder She Knit. Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she's trying out a new hobby-solving murders! 7.99
 
Hallie Ephron - You'll Never Know Dear. Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when a puppy ran by. Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street but when she returned to the yard, Janey was gone. 15.99
 
Brian Freeman - Marathon. Tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets. Then an explosion along the race course leaves many people dead and injured. 14.99
 
Agnete Friis - What My Body Remembers. Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn't remember anything about that night or her childhood but panic attacks she suffers incapacitate her for hours and sometimes days. 15.99
 
Carol Goodman - Other Mother. Daphne Marist, fleeing a controlling husband, changed her name and along with her infant daughter, Chloe, secured a live-in position in the Catskills.15.99
 
Steve Hamilton - Exit Strategy. Nick Mason must infiltrate WITSEC, the top-secret federal witness-protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss behind bars for life, and kill them. 9.99
 
Anthony Horowitz - Magpie Murders.The more editor Susan reads of Conway's latest tale that has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. 16.99
 
Lee Irby - Unreliable. Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate his mother's wedding to a much younger man. Edwin is a liar who is brutally honest and who might have killed his ex-wife, a lover, and his brand-new stepsister. 17.00
 
Lisa Jackson - Without Mercy. At an elite boarding school in the Oregon mountains where wayward kids turn their lives around, there are rumors of missing students and questionable treatments. 15.95
 
J.A. Jance - Proof of Life. Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is dragged into the investigation at the request of the deceased victim. 9.99
 
Simon Lelic - New Neighbors. Londoners Jack and Syd found their dream home with lots of space, a great location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. Everything is exactly what they hoped for when they move in until Jack makes a disturbing discovery in the attic and Syd begins to wonder about the girl next door. 16.00
 
John Lescroart - Fatal. Kate and Ron and their two children, have a beautiful home in San Francisco. They attend a dinner party where they meet Peter and Jill and Kate and Peter only exchange a few pleasant words but that night, in bed with her husband, Kate is suddenly overcome with a burning desire for Peter. 16.00
 
M. L. Longworth - Secrets of the Bastide Blanche. Controversial author Valère Barbier, who once shared dinners with French presidents and all-night drinking bouts with rock stars, has moved into La Bastide Blanche, a grand house left empty for decades. But Valère's ideas of a peaceful retirement are quickly dashed. 16.00
 
Stuart MacBride - Dark So Deadly. When an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, DC Callum MacGregor must find out from which museum it was stolen. 15.99
 
Jassy Mackenzie - Bad Seeds. Relentless South African private investigator Jade de Jong tracks a saboteur in a race to prevent a nuclear disaster. 15.95
 
Mike Maden - Tom Clancy Point of Contact. Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you. 9.99
 
G.M. Malliet - Devil's Breath. Having realized there is no escape from his past as an agent, Max has offered his services to MI5 on an as-needed basis. The body of glamorous film star Margot Browne has washed ashore from a luxury yacht and Max's former colleague wants his help to find the murderer. 16.99
    
Scott Mariani - The Bach Manuscript. Ben Hope attends a college reunion at his former university, Oxford, where he meets Nick, an old friend who is now an internationally-renowned classical musician. But after Nick's brutal murder in an apparent home invasion robbery, Ben is drawn into the mystery of a missing music manuscript that may be a lost work by the legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach. 12.99
 
G. A. Mckevett - Every Body on Deck. When famed mystery writer Natasha Van Cleef invites the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency on an Alaskan cruise in exchange for some personal protection, Savannah is instantly onboard with the idea. The voyage goes smoothly until Natasha and her husband flee the ship and are killed in a suspiciously explosive crash. 7.99
 
Jenn McKinlay - Wedding Cake Crumble. With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a happy time for Melanie Cooper and the bakery crew. Not only are they finessing the last minute details of the big day, their bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, is hired to bake cupcakes for the blockbuster book signing of a controversial author who wrote a steamy bestseller filled with juicy local gossip. 7.99
 
Paul Mendelson - Apostle Lodge. Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an award-winning mansion built by a renowned architect. Stark and minimal, its black opaque windows hide a terrible secret. As Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates the depraved crime committed within its walls, he believes there may be more than one killer, all with connections to a charismatic man who as a child, drowned his sister and shattered his family. 13.99
 
Margaret Millar - Stranger in My Grave. Jim and Daisy Harker are a young, well-to-do couple in San Felice, California, and though childless they maintain the sort of domestic happiness that others can only aspire to. But a darkness exists at the outer edges of Daisy's mind and she has no idea why it's there. In a series of reoccurring nightmares she wanders a cemetery, eventually finding her own gravestone. According to the dream, December 2nd, 1955 is the day she died.    14.95
 
Peter Morfoot - Box of Bones. It is carnival time in Nice, and for three weeks the boulevards are alive with dancers, jugglers and musicians. Amid the color and pageantry, a man suffers a fatal fall, the first in a series of suspicious deaths. Captain Paul Darac of the Brigade Criminelle is sure the answer lies in the mystery surrounding a daring bank heist, supposedly resolved years ago. 14.95
 
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - Oceanic. In her fourth collection of poetry, the author studies forms of love as diverse and abundant as the ocean itself. She brings to life a father penguin, a C-section scar, and the Niagara Falls with a powerful force of reverence for life and living things. With an encyclopedic range of subjects and unmatched sincerity, Oceanic speaks to each reader as a cooperative part of the earth, an extraordinary neighborhood to which we all belong . 17.00
 
Kevin O'brien - Killing Spree. Years ago, the Seattle police were baffled by the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his female victims in school girl uniforms and saddle shoes. Across the country, a killing spree is taking place and only Seattle writer Gillian McBride sees the disturbing coincidences between all the murders. 9.99
 
Hollie Overton - Walls. Kristy Tucker is working on death row when she meets Lance Dobson. After their wedding, she finds herself serving her own life sentence - one of abuse and constant terror. But Kristy is a survivor, and as Lance's violence escalates, the inmates she's worked with have planted an idea she simply can't shake. Now she must decide whether she'll risk everything to protect her family. 15.99
 
James Patterson - People vs Alex Cross. Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense. But will a jury see it that way?   15.99
 
David Roberts - Grave Man. Verity Browne and Lord Edward Corinth are attending a memorial service in Westminster Abbey for Lord Benyon, killed a few months before when the Hindenburg airship burst into flames as it docked in New Jersey. Also present are the distinguished archaeologist Professor Pitt-Messanger and his daughter Maud. As the congregation disperses after the service, Edward hears Maud cry for help and sees her father slumped in his seat, stabbed to death with an ancient Assyrian dagger. 13.99
   
John Sandford - Golden Prey. Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. When a Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case. 9.99
 
Debra Sennefelder - Uninvited Corpse. Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing until she comes face-to-face with a murderer. 7.99
 
Georges Simenon - Maigret and the Headless Corpse. The dismembered body of a man is found in a canal, and only Maigret can uncover the killer.  13.00
 
Daniel Suarez - Change Agent. In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol's most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform "vanity edits" on human embryos for a price. 16.00
 
Robert K. Tanenbaum - Without Fear or Favor. Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi must stop a radical organization of armed militants bent on the cold-blooded murder of uniformed on-duty police officers. 9.99
 
Masako Togawa - Master Key. The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over a hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old and in some cases, evil.
Their residence conceals a secret, a secret connecting the unsolved kidnapping in 1951 of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child's body in the basement bath-house. 13.95
 
Oaul Vidich - Good Assassin. Former CIA Agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958, the last months before the fall of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, to look into the activities of Toby Graham, a CIA officer suspected of harboring sympathies for the rebel forces fighting the unpopular Batista regime. 16.00
 
Emma Viskic - Resurrection Bay. Caleb Zelic's childhood friend has been brutally murdered. Tortured by guilt, Caleb vows to track down the killer. But he's profoundly deaf; missed words and misread lips can lead to confusion, and trouble18.95
 
Eileen Watkins - Bengal Identity. An agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. 15.95
 
Pamela Wechsler - Graves. Abby Endicott, the chief of the District Attorney's homicide unit in Boston, returns in the heart-racing follow-up to Mission Hill. Things are looking good for Abby: she's top pick to be the next District Attorney, and her musician boyfriend Ty has moved in. But a serial killer is on the loose, and with two college-aged girls dead and another missing, time is running out. 16.99
 

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Murder on the Beach Mystery  Bookstore Newsletter 
Publisher- Joanne Sinchuk
Editor- Stephanie Saxon Levine

Contributors-  
 Cheryl Kravetz, Stephanie Saxon Levine, Stacey Schwartz, Joanne Sinchuk,
 Sue Wilder, and David Wulf


A Murder on the Beach Publication