Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
   February, 2018                                                                         Volume 23, Number 2              
          
Events in February
Meg Gardiner Signs Into the Black Nowhere:
Friday, February 2 at 7 PM
Meg Gardiner is the author of thirteen thrillers. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Meg is a graduate of Stanford Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara. She's also a three time Jeopardy! champion. Meg lives in Austin, Texas.
Into the Black Nowhere
In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming Austin. Dutton 1st Printing, Signed: 26.00

John Keyes Walker Signs Beach Breeze Bloodshed:
Saturday, February 3 at 6 PM
John Keyse-Walker practiced law for thirty years before retiring and commencing his writing career. He and his wife, Irene, live part of the year in Ohio and part in Florida. Sun, Sand, Murder, his first novel, is the winner of the 2015 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.
Beach Breeze Bloodshed
When a young woman dies in a shark attack off the coast of a neighboring island, Virgin Gorda, Constable Teddy Creque of the British Virgin Island of Anegada is happy to help when Deputy Commissioner Howard Lane orders him to capture the man-eater. But when Teddy arrives on Virgin Gorda, he suspects there was human foul play involved.
Minotaur 1st Printing, Signed: 25.99

Alafair Burke Signs The Wife:
Wednesday, February 7 at 7 PM
Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of eleven previous novels, including two series.  Her most recent novel, THE EX, was nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel. She also co-authors the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark.
The Wife
When a college intern makes an accusation against NYU Professor Jason Powell, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with a more troubling allegation, Andrea and Jason's perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look-at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.
Harper 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99

Lisa Gardner Signs Look For Me:
Saturday, February 10 at 6 PM
Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including Look for Me, Right Behind You, Find Her, Crash & Burn, Fear Nothing, Touch & Go, Catch Me, and The Neighbor, which won the International Thriller of the Year Award. She lives with her family in New England.
Look For Me
The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one-a sixteen-year-old girl-missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case-but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind.
Dutton 1st Printing, Signed: 27.00

Tim Dorsey Signs The Pope of Palm Beach:
Tuesday, February 13 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999 and is the author of ten previous novels. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
The Pope of Palm Beach
 Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore,Serge Storms and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road on a frenzied literary pilgrimage leading back to Riviera Beach, where the boys spent their formative years. Along the way,Serge disturbs some long-forgotten ground, attracting the attention of a cast of villains only Florida can produce.
William Morrow 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99

Charles Todd & Caroline Todd Sign The Gatekeeper:
Friday, February 16 at 7 PM
Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and two stand-alone novels. Among the honors accorded to the Ian Rutledge mysteries are the Barry Award and nominations for the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys Award, and the Edgar and Anthony Awards. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast.
The Gatekeeper
 Ian Rutledge driving aimlessly, haunted by the past, narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet.She swears a stranger stepped out in front of their motorcar and fired a single shot, then vanished into the night. Rutledge persuades the Yard to give him the inquiry, since he's on the scene. But is he seeking justice-or fleeing painful memories in London?
William Morrow 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99

Lisa Black Signs Perish
& Michael Wiley Signs Monument Road:
Saturday, February 17 at 6 PM
Lisa Black introduced the characters of Maggie Gardiner and Jack Renner in her suspense novel That Darkness and continued their story in Unpunished.  The author of seven novels in the Theresa MacLean mystery series and two novels written as Elizabeth Becka, Lisa is a latent print examiner and CSI for the Cape Coral Police Department in Florida. She lives near Fort Myers, Florida.
Perish
The scene of the crime is lavish but gruesome. In a luxurious mansion on the outskirts of Cleveland, a woman's body lies gutted in a pool of blood on the marble floor. The victim is Joanna Moorehouse, founder of Sterling Financial. The killer could be any one of her associates.  
Kensington 1st Printing, Signed: 26.00
 
 
Michael Wiley was brought up in Chicago, and now teaches literature at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He is the Shamus Award-winning author of three novels in the Chicago-based Joe Kozmarski PI series, as well as the Daniel Turner series.  
Monument Road
Having spent eight years on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Franky Dast now works as an investigator for the Justice Now Initiative. When he learns that Bill Higby, the detective whose testimony helped convict him, is facing his own murder charge, Franky is torn. Should he help the man who remains convinced of Franky's guilt to this day?
 
Severn House 1st Printing, Signed: 28.99
 
Women's National Book Association Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 PM
Speaker: Dawn Masler
Topic: Love, Relationships, and Marketing.  
Refreshments Served
Free for members, $10. for non-member
 
John DuFresne Signs Flash!
The Art of Writing the Very Short Story 
Saturday, February 24 at 6 PM
John Dufresne is the author of ten previous books, including two fiction writing guides. A professor in the MFA program at Florida International University, he lives in Dania Beach.
Flash! The Art of Writing the Very Short Story
The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story. But now a brave new genre has emerged: very brief fiction. FLASH! identifies the qualities that make for excellent flash fiction, demystifies the writing process, and guides writers by exercise and example through the world of the very short story. 
Signed: 15.99    
 
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Sunday 12 - 5  
 
Events in February
 
Fri, Feb 2 at 7 PM
Meg Gardiner signs
Into  the Black Nowhere
$26.00
 
Sat, Feb 3 at 6 PM
John Keyes Walker signs
Beach Breeze Bloodshed
25.99
 
Wed, Feb 7 at 7 PM
Alafair Burke signs
The Wife 26.99
 
Sat, Feb 10 at 6 PM
Lisa Gardner signs
Look for Me 27.00
 
Tue, Feb 13 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey signs
The Pope of Palm Beach
26.99
 
Fri, Feb 16 at 7 PM
Charles & Caroline Todd
sign The Gatekeeper:
An Ian Rutledge Novel
26.99
 
Sat, Feb 17 at 6 PM
Lisa Black signs
Perish 26.00
&
Michael Wiley signs
Monument Road 28.99
 
Wed, Feb 21 at 6:30 PM
Womens Nat'l Book Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
Dawn Masler speaks on
Love, Relationships, &
Marketing
Refreshments Served
Free for Members
$10. for non-members
 
Sat, Feb 24 at 6 PM
John DuFresne signs  
Flash! The Art of
Writing the Very Short Story
15.99 
 
   
Mystery Book Clubs
   
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue,Feb 20 at 6:30 PM
A Test of Wills
By Charles Todd 15.95
Phone Chat with the Author!
  All Are Welcome
 
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Feb 25 at 3 PM
In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ruth Ware 16.00 
All Are Welcome  
 
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Events in February
 
Fri, Feb 2 at 7 PM
Meg Gardiner signs
Into  the Black Nowhere
$26.00
 
Sat, Feb 3 at 6 PM
John Keyes Walker signs
Beach Breeze Bloodshed
25.99
 
Wed, Feb 7 at 7 PM
Alafair Burke signs
The Wife 26.99
 
Sat, Feb 10 at 6 PM
Lisa Gardner signs
Look for Me 27.00
 
Tue, Feb 13 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey signs
The Pope of Palm Beach
26.99
 
Fri, Feb 16 at 7 PM
Charles & Caroline Todd
sign The Gatekeeper:
An Ian Rutledge Novel
26.99
 
Sat, Feb 17 at 6 PM
Lisa Black signs
Perish 26.00
&
Michael Wiley signs
Monument Road 28.99
 
Wed, Feb 21 at 6:30 PM
Womens Nat'l Book Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
Dawn Masler speaks on
Love, Relationships, &
Marketing
Refreshments Served
Free for Members
$10. for non-members
 
Sat, Feb 24 at 6 PM
John DuFresne signs  
Flash! The Art of
Writing the Very Short Story
15.99 
 
 
Mystery Book Clubs:
   
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue,Feb 20 at 6:30 PM
A Test of Wills
By Charles Todd 15.95
Phone Chat with the Author!
  All Are Welcome
 
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Feb 25 at 3 PM
In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ruth Ware 16.00 
All Are Welcome  
 
Murder on the Beach
Mystery Book Store
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
Fax:561-279 -7759
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Bestseller Lists in January
Hardcovers
1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham, RH, 28.95
2. End Game by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
3. Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich, RH, 28.00
4. The Midnight Line by Lee Child, RH, 28.99.
5. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly, HAC, 29.00
6. The Man in the Crooked Hat by Harry Dolan, PUT, 27.00
7. Deep Freeze by John Sandford, PUT, 29.00
8. Origin by Dan Brown, RH, 29.95
9. Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben, PUT, 28.00
10. The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith, RH, 25.95
 
Mass Market/Trade
1. Jingle and His Magnificent Seven by Randy Rawls, 8.99
2. Power Play by Joseph Finder, MPS, 9.99
3. The Alienist by Caleb Carr, RH, 17.00
4. Rag Doll by Daniel Cole, HC, 15.99
5. The Stone Coffin by Kjell Eriksson, MPS, 16.99
6. The Astronomer by Lawrence Goldstone, NOR, 15.95
7. Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney, BRK, 9.99
8. Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins,BRK, 9.99
9. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, BRK, 9.99
10. Count to Ten by James Patterson, HAC, 15.99
 
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2017 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach
Hardcovers
1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham, RH 28.95
2. Saboteur by Andrew Gross, MPS, 27.99
3. End Game by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
4 Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich, 28.00
5. Midnight Line by Lee Child, RH 28.99
6. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly, HAC, 29.00
7. The Man in the Crooked Hat by Harry Dolan, PUT, 27.00
8. Deep Freeze by John Sandford, PUT, 29.00
9. The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn by Robert Watson, HAC, 28.00
10. Origin by Dan Brown, RH, 29.95
11. Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben, PUT, 28.00
12. Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton, PUT, 29.00
13. Testimony by Scott Turow, HAC, 28.00
14. Robicheaux by James Lee Burke, SS, 27.99
15. The Late Show by Michael Connelly, HAC, 28.00
16. The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith, $25.95
17. The Trust by Ronald Balson, MPS, 26.99
18. The Witches Tree by M.C. Beaton, MPS, 25.99
19. Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark, SS, 26.99
20. The Wanted by Robert Crais, PUT, 28.00
 
Mass Market/Trade
1. Justice Secured by Randy Rawls, 12.99
2. Fire and Ashes by Elaine Viets, BRL, 15.95
3. Death of a Sculptor by M.C.V. Egan, 9.99
4. 101+ Tips on Writing Fiction by Prudy Taylor Board and Ruth Berge, 16.95
5. Jingle and His Magnificent Seven by Randy Rawls, 8.99
6. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, SS, 16.00
7. A Little Bit Sideways by Victoria Landis, 15.95
8. This Is Not Over by Holly Brown, HC, 15.99
9. Bum Luck by Paul Levine, BRL, 15.95
10. The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander, ZEB, 15.00
11. Don't Know Jack: The Hunt for Jack Reacher, Diane Capri, 15.00
12. The Nazi Titanic by Robert Watson, PER, 16.99
13. Missing,Presumed by Susie Steiner, RH, 16.00
14. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris, MPS, 16.99
15. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, BRK, 16.00
16. A Divided Duty by Carol White, 10.00
17. Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman, BRK, 16.00
18. Bring Her Home by David Bell, BRK, 16.00
19. Night School by Lee Child, RH, 9.99
20. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, MPS, 16.99. 
  
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Signed First Editions
David Baldacci
The End Game*
29.00
Lisa Black
Perish
26.00
Frederic Block
Race To Judgment
24.95
Alafair Burke
The Wife
26.99
James Lee Burke
Robicheaux
27.99
Lee Child
The Midnight Line*
28.99
Michael Connelly
Two Kinds of Truth
29.00
Robert Crais
Wanted
28.00
Harry Dolan
The Man in the Crooked Hat
27.00
Tim Dorsey
The Pope of Palm Beach
26.99
Janet Evanovich
Hardcore Twenty-Four
28.00
Meg Gardiner
Into The Black Nowhere
26.00
Lisa Gardner
Look For Me
27.00
Patricia Gussin
Come Home
26.95 
Jane Harper  Force of Nature*  25.99 
Alexander McCall Smith
The House of Unexpected Sisters*
25.95
James Rollins
The Demon Crown*
28.99
Charles Todd
The Gatekeeper
26.99
Michael Wiley
Monument Road
28.99
                                                                
  *Signed Tip-In                                                                                  
 
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Book Reviews
The Gate Keeper
By Charles Todd
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
Inspector Ian Rutledge , driving through the English countryside after his sister's wedding, stops just short of hitting a car in the middle of the road. He finds a woman standing beside a dead man. Despite the blood on her hands, the woman proclaims her innocence, saying that the man was shot by a stranger who stood in the road, apparently in wait for his victim, Stephen Wentworth.
     Rutledge persuades the Yard to allow him to lead the investigation, centered in the tiny village of Wolfpit, far from Rutledge's London assignment. As the inquiry proceeds,Rutledge finds ties to a second suspicious death. Rutledge must hasten to solve the crimes before they lead to others.
     I've long been a fan of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, penned by the mother-and-son team known as Charles Todd. The Gate Keeper gives ample reasons why. Ian Rutledge is a complex character, haunted,almost literally, by a Scottish soldier whom he had to kill during The Great War. This lends sympathetic appeal to Rutledge. In solving the mystery of the murders, Rutledge and the reader meet intriguing, multilayered, complex, and memorable characters. The setting is so vividly described that scenes form in the reader's mind, almost like sets in a movie. All of this contributes to a story that this reader will not soon forget.
     Finally, when the mystery itself is solved, the resolution is one the reader never would have guessed, yet makes perfect sense in light of the compelling tale Charles Todd has woven.
     If you are a fan of historical mysteries, you will enjoy The Gate Keeper. If you're new to the genre, The Gate Keeper is a great place to start.William Morrow, $26.99 

The Wife

By Alafair Burke
Reviewed by Stacey Schwartz
Angela Powell has it all. Loving, famous author husband Jason, son Spencer. Nice house. Her world starts to unravel when Jason is accused of sexual harassment by an intern, then a client at Jason's firm also claims she has evidence of a sexual assault. The woman then disappears. Then cracks in Angela's perfect façade start to show. She has a dark past that she doesn't want to get out to the media.  Angela is searching for the truth. Is Jason really who he seems and is Angela?
     I liked all of the twists and turns that Alafair throws at the reader. I thought I figured everything out but boy, was I wrong! I also liked that every character has flaws. No one is perfect. I couldn't put this book down and read it in two days. Definitely a fast-paced domestic thriller.   I would recommend it and her other book The Ex (15.99) to women looking for the next domestic suspense Gone Girl type book. Harper Collins, $26.99

Into the Black Nowhere
By Meg Gardiner
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
When I read Meg Gardiner's Unsub last year I thought it was her best book yet. But after reading
Into the Black Nowhere, next in a brilliant new series, I think she has developed a truly remarkable and realistic character in Caitlin Hendrix.
     In Unsub Caitlin was a narcotics detective for only six months when the Prophet, a killer who had haunted her through her childhood nightmares resurfaced. Now twenty-two years later, Caitlin is an adult and a law enforcement officer and has made it her mission to capture the Prophet.
     Now, in Into the Black Nowhere, Caitlin has been recruited by the FBI and is an agent assigned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, hunting a serial killer who has been terrorizing Austin, Texas. Dubbed by the press as the Saturday Night Killer, the unsub abducts women, tortures and kills them, leaving their bodies dressed in a white nightgown, placed carefully in repose, with a photograph stuck in the ground near the woman's head.
     The plotting is perfect and Gardiner's characters come to life so well you think you know them. Don't miss this one. Dutton, $26.00

Sunburn
By Laura Lippman
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Belleville is a small, sleepy town in Delaware, not memorable except as a place with a motel and bar/restaurant that travelers pass through on their way to someplace else. Polly and Adam, unknown to each other, stop at the motel for a few days. They present themselves as just passing through, but each has a very definite agenda.
     Polly is escaping from a stultifying marriage and Adam is a PI working on an investigation. Their attraction is immediate and a steamy affair begins quickly. However, neither is honest about their past or present and go to great pains to hide their motivation for overstaying their time in Belleville.
     As Polly and Adam continue to play cat and mouse with each other, the story unveils the backstories of both characters. Their backgrounds are full of white lies and betrayals and even murder. The more the reader learns, the darker the characters become.
     Ms. Lippman has written an extraordinary psychological thriller. The writing is as always expert, sense of place perfect, the characters are in league with the finest noir characters in the genre, and the pacing makes for a compulsive page turner.
     Sunburn is being described as part of a relatively new category: femme noir. It is a well-deserved accolade as readers of classic noir will be impressed by the strength of the female lead. This latest by Laura Lippman is certain to appear on may of this year's "best" lists. MUST READ.
HC $26.99
 
   
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New Hardcovers in February          
James Anderson - Lullaby Road. On a remote road through the Utah desert, local truck driver Ben Jones finds a mute Hispanic child abandoned at a seedy truck stop.  RH 26.00
 
Kelley Armstrong - This Fallen Prey. Casey Duncan is about to face her toughest job as police detective in Rockton yet. MPS 25.99
 
Alex Berenson - Deceivers. Former CIA Agent John Wells is sent to Colombia to investigate a Russian plot to take over the government. PUT 28.00
 
Lisa Black - Perish. F orensic expert Maggie Gardiner discovers troubling new details about her colleague Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a brutal approach to law and order. ZEB 26.00
 
Sara Blaedel - Undertaker's Daughter. Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads an uneventful life in Copenhagen, until she learns her father has died and left her his funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. HAC 26.00
 
Edwards Blain - Passion Play. One by one students and faculty at the Montpelier School for Boys are murdered, and Benjamin Warden, chairman of the English department, is determined to find the killer. NOR 25.99
 
Alan Bradley - Graves A Fine and Private Place. While on a boating trip with her two sisters, Flavia de Luce, finds a dead body in the water. RH 26.00
 
Steve Cavanagh - Plea. When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believes they can get him to testify and take down a huge money laundering scheme. MPS 25.99
 
Ann Cleeves - Hidden Depths. On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son, Luke, strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team must work quickly to find the killer who is making art out of death. MPS 27.00
 
Karen Cleveland - Need to Know. Vivian Miller, CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States, is threatened when she finds a secret dossier of deep-cover. RH 26.00
 
William S. Cohen - Final Strike. Sixty million years ago, the K-T Asteroid obliterated the dinosaurs, and now its apocalyptic twin is rocketing toward the US on a similar mission of extermination.  MPS 25.99
 
Jane Corry - Blood Sisters.
Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident. PUT 26.00  
 
Tracee de Han - Well-Timed Murder. Swiss-American police officer Agnes Lüthi, on leave in Lausanne, Switzerland, agrees to investigate the death of master watchmaker Guy Chavanon. MPS 25.99
 
Jonathan de Shalit - Traitor. When a young Israeli walks into an American embassy and offers to betray his country for money and power, he has no idea that the CIA agent interviewing him is a Russian mole. SS 27.00
 
Tim Dorsey - Pope of Palm Beach. No one worships the Sunshine State as much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. HC 26.99
 
Brendan Duffy - Storm King. Haunted by dark secrets and an unsolved mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown. RH 27.00
 
Meg Gardiner - Into the Black Nowhere. Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer. PUT 26.00
 
Lisa Gardner - Look for Me. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one, a sixteen-year-old girl, missing. Detective D. D. Warren is on the case, but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. PUT 27.00
 
Paul Goldberg - Chateau. Take a trip behind the scenes of a Florida condo board election and witness a wild spin on Miami Beach, petty crime, Jewish identity, and life in Trump's America. MPS 26.00
 
Jane Harper - Force of Nature. When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. MPS 25.99
 
John Hart - Hush. Building on the world first seen in The Last Child, John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen. MPS 27.99
 
Mick Herron - This is What Happened. Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family or friends, she is just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts Britain at risk. RH 23.95
 
K.J. Howe - Skyjack. International kidnap expert Thea Paris is escorting two former child soldiers on a plane flying between Africa and London when the Boeing Business Jet is highjacked. The pilot has locked himself into the cockpit and diverts the plane to a deserted airstrip in Libya. HAC 26.99
 
Tom Hunt - Killer Choice. Gary Foster's life is finally heading in the right direction. After years of trying, his wife, Beth, is pregnant, and he recently opened a business with his brother. But one phone call changes everything. HAC 26.99
 
Gregg Hurwitz - Hellbent. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan became the Nowhere Man, spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. Secret government forces are trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program. MPS 26.99
 
Gary Inbinder - Man Upon the Stair. Chief Inspector Achille Lefebvre returns from a much-needed vacation to find that there are assassins on his tail, and, as if that weren't enough, one of France's wealthiest men has gone missing without a trace. NOR 25.95
 
Jonathan Kellerman - Night Moves. LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And doctor's insight is needed at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. RH 28.99
 
Ausma Zehanat Khan - Dangerous Crossing. For Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty, the Syrian refugee crisis is about to become personal. MPS 25.99
 
Ward Larsen - Cutting Edge. A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever.  MPS 25.99
 
John Lescroart - Poison. Attorney Dismas Hardy investigates the murder of a wealthy man whose heirs are all potential suspects SS 26.99
 
Jason Matthews - Kremlin's Candidate. In the final installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a very high office in the US government. SS 26.99
 
Lauren Doyle Owens - Other Side of Everything. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. SS 25.00
 
Karen Perry - Girl Unknown. David Connolly is stunned when a student appears in his university office and says, "I think you might be my father." MPS 28.00
 
Nick Petrie - Light it Up. A well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but war veteran Peter Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.  PUT 26.00
 
Laura Powell - Unforgotten. It's 1956 and 15-year-old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St. Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the boarding house run by her erratic mother. But when the London press pack descends to report on a series of gruesome murders of young women, Betty's world changes. SS 25.99
 
Christopher Reich - Take. Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy, is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch. HAC 28.00
 
J.D. Robb - Dark in Death. Lieutenant Eve Dallas takes on a case of death imitating art. MPS 27.99
 
Nina Sadowsky - Burial Society. A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets. RH 26.00
 
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Legacy. The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking. MPS 25.99
 
Michael Sloan - Killed in Action. Former intelligence officer Robert McCall helps desperate people in need of his unique skill set. MPS 27.99
 
Cynthia Swanson - Glass Forest. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. SS 25.99

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New Historicals in February
V.S. Alexander - Taster. Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined, one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship  15.95
 
France Brody - Death in the Stars. Yorkshire, 1927. Theatre star Selina Fellini asks sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to an eclipse viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, where Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. MPS 25.99
 
 - Death in the Dales. 1920s England. When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe. 16.99
 
David Downing - Jack of Spies. 1913. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to city, he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Secret Service.  9.99
 
Jessica Fellowes - Mitford Murders. London, 1920s. Louisa Cannon works as a nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters. Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy Mitford find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer. MPS 25.99
 
Robert Harris - Munich. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. RH 27.95
 
Craig Larsen - Second Winter. 1941. Occupied Denmark. An uneasy relationship between the Danish government and the Germans allows the country to function under the protection of Hitler's army, while Danish resistance fighters wage a bloody, covert battle against the Nazis. 17.95 
 
Deanna Raybourn - Treacherous Curse. London, 1888. Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy's curse. PUT 26.00
 
Sara Sheridan - London Calling. 1952. Eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore was last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of saxophone player Lindon Claremont. Now her mysterious disappearance is front-page news in the London tabloids. 15.95
 
Mitch Silver - Bookworm. Europe, 1940. It's late summer and Belgium has been overrun by the German army. Posing as a friar, a British operative talks his way into the monastery at Villers-devant-Orval just before Nazi art thieves plan to sweep through the area and whisk everything of value back to Berlin. NOR 25.95
 
Rosemary Simpson - Lies That Comfort and Betray. Heiress Prudence MacKenzie is a valuable partner to attorney Geoffrey Hunter, despite the fact that women are not admitted to the bar in New York's Gilded Age. ZEB 26.00
 
F. R. Tallis - Mephisto Waltz. Vienna, 1904. The body of a man sitting in a chair is discovered in an abandoned piano factory on the outskirts of the city. NOR 25.95
 
 
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New Nonfiction in February
Simon Baatz - Girl on the Velvet Swing. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.That evening, after drinking champagne, Nesbit lost consciousness and awoke to find herself naked in bed with White. Telltale spots of blood on the bed sheets told her that White had raped her. HAC 26.00
 
Charles Campisi - Blue on Blue. One of the most authentic and consistently illuminating portraits of police work ever, Blue on Blue describes the fascinating inner workings of the world's largest police force and Chief Charles Campisi's unprecedented two decades putting bad cops behind bars. 17.00
 
John Dufresne - Flash! An engaging and frank guide to writing the very short story, full of sound advice, exemplary models, and provocative exercises.15.95
 
Corey Mitchell - Strangler. To the outside world, Anthony Allen Shore was an average guy: a twice-divorced father who drove a tow truck in suburban Houston. Handsome and charismatic, he generally kept a low profile. But in his mind he was a superstar.  7.99
 
Andy Rose - The Aspiring Screenwriter's Dirty Lowdown Guide to Fame and Fortune: Tough Lessons You Need to Know to Take Your Script from Premise to Premiere. A humorous and pithy guide to the craft of writing a screenplay and the business of being a screenwriter. 16.99
 
 
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New Paperbacks in February
Jeffrey Archer - This Was a Man. Harry Clifton's story began in 1920, as a dock worker in England, and now he is set to write his magnum opus. As he reflects on his days, the lives of his family continue to unfold, unravel, and intertwine in ways no one could have imagined. 16.99
 
Nevada Barr - Boar Island. Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. 9.99
 
David Bell - Cemetery Girl. Tom and Abby Stuart had everything: a perfect marriage, successful careers, and a beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Then one day she vanished without a trace. 9.99
 
Stephanie Blackmoore - Murder Borrowed, Murder Blue. A celebrity couple getting hitched on Valentine's Day would be a big boost for Mallory Shepard's wedding planning business, but someone's got cold feet: a corpse .  7.99
 
Ginger Bolton - Survival of the Fritters. Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can't rely on a sidekick to solve the crime-or stay alive. 15.99
 
Marie Bostwick - Single Thread. The story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. 7.99
 
C.J. Box - Vicious Circle. The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect. 9.99
 
Allison Brennan - Breaking Point. JT Caruso often worries about his sister, given her line of work. This time, when he learns that Bella is working undercover to find a missing girl involved in a dangerous prostitution ring, JT asks FBI Special Agent Lucy Kincaid for help. 9.99
 
Carole Bugge - Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes receives a request for aid from Lord Cary, whose family home, Torre Abbey, is seemingly haunted. While skeptical, Holmes believes that the Carys are in danger, a belief that proves horrifyingly accurate when a household member dies mysteriously. 12.95
 
Marc Cameron - National Security. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. 15.95
 
Steve Cavanagh - Defense. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped attorney Eddie Flynn's beloved ten-year-old daughter. Now Eddie has exactly forty-eight hours to draw upon his razor-sharp instincts and use every con, bluff, grift, and trick in the book to defend an impossible trial and save his daughter, or die trying. 14.99
 
Lincoln Child - Full Wolf Moon. Jeremy Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. 9.99
 
Laura Childs - Pekoe Most Poison. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a "Rat Tea," and learns these parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas to promote city rodent control and better public health. 7.99
 
Ann Cleeves - Hidden Depths. On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son, Luke, has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. 16.99
 
Michael Connelly - Late Show. Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. 15.99
 
Charles Cumming - Divided Spy. MI6's Thomas Kell faces off against a handsome and charismatic Russian double agent. 16.99
 
Maddie Day - Biscuits and Slashed Browns. For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the National Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late-winter in South Lick, Indiana until murder saps the life out of the celebration .  7.99
 
Brendan Duffy - House of Echoes.  Ayoung family's dream of a better life is about to become a nightmare. 16.00
 
Joanne Fluke - Banana Cream Pie Murder. A romantic seven-day cruise is the perfect start to bakery owner Hannah Swensen's marriage. But, with a murder mystery heating up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, it seems the newlywed's homecoming won't be as sweet as she anticipated . 7.99
 
Jody Gehrman - Watch Me. Kate Youngblood is a creative writing professor at Blackwood college. Sam Grist is Kate's most promising student. But he's not there just to be the best writer. He's been watching her. Wanting her. Working his way to her for years.15.99
 
Lena Gregory - Clairvoyant and Present Danger. Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse. 7.99
 
A. L. Herbert - Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles. Welcome to Mahalia's Sweet Tea, the finest soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland. In between preparing her famous cornbread and mashed potatoes, owner Halia Watkins is about to dip her spoon into a grisly mystery. 7.99
 
Lisa Jackson - Almost Dead. a string of murders points to a terrifying secret within a wealthy San Francisco family. 7.99
 
Stephan Mack Jones - August Snow. August Snow grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August took on the city and won a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. 15.95
 
Mons Kallentoft - Zack. Stockholm police investigator Zack Herry is called when four Thai women from a massage parlor in Stockholm are found brutally executed and a fifth badly mutilated and dumped outside a nearby hospital. 17.00
 
Kathleen Kent - Dime. Dallas Detective Betty Rhyzyk battles a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend,  15.99
 
Libby Klein - Class Reunions Are Murder. For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn't just awkward-it's deadly. 7.99
 
John Lutz - Honorable Traitors. Officially, Thomas Laker is an employee of the NSA. His real employer, known as the Gray Outfit, is not listed anywhere. When a Washington, D.C., insider is killed in a bomb explosion, Laker teams up with cryptographer Ava North on a desperate search for clues. 9.99
 
Rob McCarthy - Hollow Men. London Metropolitan Police surgeon Dr. Harry Kent usually sees minor injuries and mental health assessments. But when Solomon Idris takes eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter, Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager before the siege goes horribly wrong. 15.95
 
Jennifer McMahon - Burntown. On the surface, Ashford, Vermont, seems like a quaint New England college town, but to those who live among the shadowy remains of its abandoned mills and factories, and beneath its towering steel bridges, it's known as Burntown.  15.95
 
James Naughtie - Paris Spring. Paris, April 1968. The cafes are alive with talk of revolution, but for Scottish-American Will Flemyng, a spy working in the British Embassy, the crisis is personal. A few words from a stranger on the metro change his life. His family is threatened with ruin and he now faces the spy's oldest fear: exposure. 16.95
 
Jo Nesbo - Thirst. Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims on Tinder, a dating website. 16.00
 
Carlene O'Connor - Murder at an Irish Wedding. The O'Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are thrilled to be catering the matrimonial affairs of a celebrity couple until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake.  7.99
 
James Patterson - Murder is Forever. Two books in one. Murder Interrupted : Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes. Mother of all Murders: Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who tirelessly cares for her wheelchair-bound, chronically ill daughter. 15.99
 
- Instinct (previously published as Murder Games). Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes. This book is a CBS TV series starring Alan Cumming. 15.99
 
Sarah Pinborough - Behind Her Eyes. Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David, the man from the bar. 15.99
 
Shari Randall - Curses Boiled Again. Welcome to the seaside hamlet of Mystic Bay, where the fish is always fresh, the folks are ever-friendly, and murder is on a roll. 7.99
 
Ian Rankin - Rather Be the Devil. Rebus investigates a cold case that just turned red hot. 15.99
 
Kathy Reichs - Two Nights. Sunday Night is a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help.  9.99
 
Sofie Ryan - Fast and the Furriest. Sarah Grayson owns Second Chance, a shop that sells refurbished items in North Harbor, Maine with the help of her right-hand man, Mac, and her dashing rescue cat, Elvis. Mac's life has always been mysterious, that is until a woman from his past shows up in town, and then turns up dead. 7.99
 
Riley Sager - Final Girls. Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. 16.00
 
Tim Washburn - Day After Oblivion. In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea, Iran, Russia, and soon the gates of Hell will open. 9.99  
 

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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