Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
             June, 2018                                                                         Volume 23, Number 6                  
          
Events in June
Great American Read 2018


Great American Read 2018 Selections
Available for Purchase
Read All About It Here:
http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
 
Writers Workshops in June

Saturday, June 2, 10 AM - Noon
Scenery and Place
The relationship between storytelling
and character development.
Instructor: Nina Romano

Saturday, June 9, 10 AM - Noon
Adding Depth to Your Characters
Desires, motivations, and perspectives.
Instructor: Solange Ritchie

Saturday, June 16, 10 AM - Noon
Building Impressive Stories With CWHO
An exercise to help move your writing forward.
Instructor: Christopher Hawke

Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - Noon
Write Your Memoir
Focusing on the first two paragraphs
to bring the reader in.
Instructor: Brenda Serotte

Saturday, June 30, 10 AM - Noon
Mastering Plot Twists
Keep your readers on the edge of their seats
Instructor: Jane Cleland

Each Workshop is $25 per person
Reservations are Recommended
561 279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net
 
Richard Conrath Signs Cooper's Moon:
Saturday, June 23 at 1 PM   
 
Richard Conrath is a former Catholic priest who left to teach philosophy in a small college while freelancing for papers like the "Cleveland Plain Dealer" and "Sunday Magazine"       
Today he lives with his wife in south Florida and enjoys the peace that comes with the sun, the sand, and the slower pace set by island time.
Cooper's Moon is his first book.
Cooper's Moon
No parent wants to lose a child. No parent wants to outlive her child. And when that happens, well, it's like getting hit by lightning on a perfect day, a sunny day. And that's what happened to Cooper and his wife, Jillie. And that single devastating incident changes their lives forever.
Signed by the author: 14.99


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We are on  
Summer Hours:  
Mon - Sat 10 - 6 
Closed Sunday 
 
Writers Workshops
& Events In June 
 
Sat, Jun 2, 10 AM - Noon
Scenery and Place
Instr: Nina Romano
$25 per person
Reservation Recommended 
561 279-7790
 
Sat, Jun 9, 10 AM - Noon
Adding Depth  
to Your Characters
Instr: Solange Ritchie
$25 per person
Reservation Recommended
561 279-7790
 
Sat, Jun16, 10 AM - Noon
Building Impressive Stories
With CWHO
Instr: Christopher Hawke
$25 per person
Reservation Recommended
561 279-7790
 
Sat, Jun 23, 10 AM - Noon
Write Your Memoir
Instr: Brenda Serotte
$25 Per Person 
Reservation Recommended
561 279-7790
 
Sat, Jun 23 at 1 PM
Richard Conrath Signs
Cooper's Moon $14.99 
 
Sat, Jun 30, 10 AM - Noon
Mastering Plot Twists
Instr: Jane Cleland
$25 Per Person
Reservation Recommended
561 279-7790
 
Book Clubs
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Jun 10 at 3 PM
Someone Must Die
By Sharon Pltts 15.95
Author Phone Chat!
 
Tuesday Murder Club
Tues, Jun 19 at 6:30 PM
You Will Know Me
By Meg Abbott 15.99  
 
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Bestseller Lists
April 2018 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
 
Hardcovers
1. Shoot First by Stuart Woods, PUT, 28.00
2. The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver, HAC, 28.00
3. Jackrabbit Smile by Joe Lansdale, HAC, 26.00
4. A Higher Loyalty by James Comey, MPS, 29.99
5. The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey, HC, 26.99
6. The Fallen by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
7. Noir by Christopher Moore, HC, 27.99
8. The Disappeared by C.J. Box, PUT, 27.00
9. Skyjack by K.J. Howe, HAC, 26.99
10.  The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry, MPS, 28.99
 
Mass Market/Trade
1. The Other Mother by Carol Goodman, HC, 15.99
2. Saving Dabba by Randy Rawls, 12.99
3. The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic, PUT, 16.00
4. The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, HC, 16.99
5. Earthly Remains by Donna Leon, IPS, 16.00
6. Fatal by John Lescroart, SS, 16.00
7. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson, HAC, 15.99
8. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza, HAC, 12.99
9. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien, MPS, 7.99
10. Til Death Do Us Party by Vickie Fee, ZEB, 7.99

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Signed First Editions
David Baldacci
The Fallen*
29.00
Jeffery Deaver
The Cutting Edge
28.00
K.J. Howe
Skyjack: A Kidnap and Ransom Thriller
26.99
Lars Kepler
The Sandman*
27.95
Dean Koontz
The Crooked Staircase*
28.00
Joe Lansdale
Jackrabbit Smile
26.00
Donna Leon
The Temptation of Forgiveness*
26.00
Christopher Moore
Noir
27.99
Brad Parks
Closer Than You Know
26.00
John Sandford
Twisted Prey*
29.00
Lisa Scottoline
After Anna
27.99
Alex Segura
Blackout
25.99
Randy Wayne White
Caribbean Rim
27.00
Jacqueline Winspear
To Die But Once*
27.99
Stuart Woods
Shoot First
28.00
                                                                 *Signed Tip-In
     
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Book Reviews
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
By Ruth Ware
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
Harriet "Hal" Westaway is living day-to-day, reading Tarot cards on the Brighton Pier, barely making ends meet. She is behind with her rent payment, chased by a loan shark, when she receives a letter from a solicitor saying her grandmother has died and she is a beneficiary of her substantial estate. But, her grandmother is dead and she has no family. At least no family that she knows of.
     Hal has been on her own since her mother died three years ago, just days before her 18th birthday. She never knew her grandparents who have been dead for over twenty years. She is not aware of any other family, but then her mother was a bit secretive. As she reads the letter she knows that even though it bears her name, it is not meant for her, but she wonders what would happen if she played along and responded to the claim that she is the granddaughter of Hester Mary Westaway of Trepassen House, St. Piran. She certainly could use the money. So she contacts the solicitor.
     She scrapes together enough money to board a train to Penzance where she takes a taxi to St. Piran, arriving just in time for the funeral. She meets the solicitor who escorts her to Trepassen House where she meets children and grandchildren of Mrs. Westaway. It is a large, old house of secrets, secrets soon to be unburied.
     The Death of Mrs. Westaway is true to Ruth Ware's style of suspense, surprises and twists and turns. I have read her previous three books, which were all masterfully crafted, but I had an especially hard time putting this one down. The Death of Mrs. Westaway is an unforgettable story told by a remarkably talented author.
Simon and Schuster $26.99

Our Kind of Cruelty
By Araminta Hall
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Mike Hayes and Verity Metcalf are a couple bound together by their sexual obsession. Mike, abandoned and abused as a child, believes Verity loves him. He is professionally successful, good-looking, and wealthy. Everything he does is with an eye to pleasing Verity.
     They have created a game called Crave whereby Verity flirts with a stranger and when she gives Mike a signal that she's had enough, Mike steps in and "rescues" her. An incredible work opportunity causes Mike to live in America while Verity stays in London.
     When Mike returns to London he discovers that Verity is continuing their separation. In fact, she sends him an invitation to her wedding to Angus. Mike believes that Verity is raising the ante in their game of Crave and wants him to rescue her from Angus. Is this reality or delusion?
     The tension increases as Verity keeps pushing Mike away and Mike continues to believe that Verity wants him to rescue her. He is just waiting for a "secret" sign from her. The story walks the tightrope between love and obsession.
     Our Kind of Cruelty is a psychological thriller related by an unreliable narrator.   The book is unique in that the delusional narrator is the male instead of the female. Most truth vs. perception thrillers during the past few years have been told from the "in trouble" female point of view.
     Our Kind of Cruelty is well written with a suspense trajectory that never lets up. Highly recommended for fans of Gillian Flynn, A. J. Finn and Peter Swanson. Reader challenge: is your reaction to the characters any different because the "in distress" character is Mike instead of Verity?
READ IT.
FSG, First printing: $26.00

A Death of No Importance
By Mariah Fredericks
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
Set in New York City, 1910,
A Death of No Importance is a compelling historical mystery as seen through the eyes of Jane Prescott, a ladies' maid to the city's privileged families. When she takes a position with the Benchley family, who are scorned by the city's elite as "new money", Jane realizes that while she may not have privilege, she has power born of her understanding of 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.
     Then, Norrie is found murdered at a party. Jane discovers she has the tools to solve his murder. There are many persons of interest from whom to choose: from the family Norrie was supposed to marry into, to the survivors of a tragic accident in a mine owned by the Newsomes, to the rising anarchists who are sick of those born into wealth getting away with anything they want. Jane also knows that in both high society and the city's underbelly, morals can become cheap in the wrong hands: scandal and violence simmer just beneath the surface, ready to boil over at any time.
     As Jane works her way through the tangled web of clues to the solution, Mariah Fredericks treats readers to a fast paced, thoroughly engaging tale,one which interweaves historical events with a convincing fictional cast and plot.The reader is carried back in time to a New York City on the verge of great changes, many of which are manifested in A Death of No Importance.
     Readers who favor historical mysteries, this one is made for you.
Minotaur: $24.99
 

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         New Hardcovers in June              
Laird Barron - Blood Standard. Isaiah Coleridge is a mob enforcer in Alaska. But when he forcibly ends the moneymaking scheme of a made man, he gets in the kind of trouble that can lead to a bullet behind the ear. PUT 26.00
 
Dall Brown - Moscow Offensive. Brad McLanahan and the heroes of the Iron Wolf Squadron, must counter a dangerous Russian strike from within the homeland. HC 28.99
 
Rita Mae Brown - Probable Claws: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery. In the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen sets out to build a new work shed designed by her friend, architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered when Gary is shot to death by a masked motorcyclist. RH 27.00
 
Tara Isabella Burton - Social Creature. Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. RH 26.95
 
Bill Clinton and James Patterson - President is Missing. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterrorism and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect before he disappears from public view. HAC 30.00
 
John Connolly - Woman in the Woods. When a partly preserved body is discovered in the Maine woods, investigators discover the dead woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. SS 26.99
 
Clive Cussler - Gray Ghost. In 1906, the Gray Ghost, a Rolls-Royce prototype vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England. More than a hundred years later the grandson of the man wrongly blamed for the theft turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. PUT 29.00
 
Krista Davis - Diva Cooks Up a Storm. When a trendy, underground dinner club leaves some guests six-feet-under the table, entertaining professional and amateur sleuth Sophie Winston hopes she has all the right ingredients to put a murderer on ice. ZEB 26.00
 
Charlie Donlea - Don't Believe It. A filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game. ZEB 26.00
 
Kaitlyn Dunnett - Crime and Punctuation. Recently widowed Mikki Lincoln realizes that the village of Lenape Hollow isn't the thriving tourist destination it was decades ago. Not with a murderer on the loose. ZEB 26.00
 
Ashley Dyer - Splinter in the Blood. Detective Greg Carver is shot in his own home. Before his partner, Ruth Lake, calls for help, she rearranges the crime scene and wipes the room clean of prints. But Carver isn't dead. HC 26.99
 
Rebecca Fleet - House Swap. A house swap becomes the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage, a torrid affair, and fatal consequences. PUT 26.00
 
Leonard Goldberg - Study in Treason. A seemingly impossible mystery tests the keen mind and forensic skills of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and the heir to his unique talent for deduction. MPS 25.99
 
Lauren Groff - Florida. Storms, snakes, sinkholes, and secrets. In Florida the hot sun shines, but a wild darkness lurks. PUT 27.00
 
Zhou Haohui - Death Notice. An elite police squad hunts a manipulative mastermind out to publically execute criminals the law cannot reach.  RH 26.95
 
Carolyn Haines - Charmed Bones. In Zinnia, Mississippi, the arrival of three sister witches and their intention to open a Wiccan boarding school sets the small town on its ear. MPS 25.99
 
Steve Hamilton - Honorable Assassin. Nick Mason has become a deadly asset for a new master, the head of an organization far larger than he ever could have imagined. PUT 26.00
 
Jack Heath - Hangman. A boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. HC 26.99
 
Mick Herron - London Rules. At MI5 headquarters Regent's Park, First Desk Claude Whelan must protect a beleaguered prime minister and is facing attack from all directions.  SO 26.95
 
Jennifer Hillier - Jar of Hearts. S ixteen-year-old, Angela Wong, disappeared without a trace. Fourteen years later, Angela's remains are discovered near her best friend Georgina Shaw's childhood home. MPS 25.99
 
Anthony Horowitz - Word is Murder. Diana Cowper, wealthy mother of a famous actor, enters a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found strangled to death with a curtain cord in her own home. HC 27.99
 
Debra Jo Immergut - Captives. A woman convicted of a brutal crime is recognized by the prison psychologist as his high-school crush. HC 26.99
 
Laurie R. King - Island of the Mad. Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. RH 28.00
 
Stephen King - Outsider. When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, eyewitnesses point to the town's Little League coach. SS 30.00
 
Peter Kirsanow - Second Strike. An electromagnetic pulse attack has been launched against the United States. Michael Garin, former head of a special operations unit, learns that Russia has triggered a catastrophic plan. PUT 26.00
 
Adam LeBor - District VIII. Balthazar Kovacs, a detective in the Budapest's murder squad gets a mysterious text message on his phone. NOR 25.95
 
Mike Maden - Tom Clancy's Line of Sight. Years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl, injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Now, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. tracks down the young woman to deliver a letter from his mother. PUT 29.00  
 
James McLaughlin - Bearskin. Rice Moore protects a remote forest preserve in Virginia where he finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds. HC 26.99
 
Fuminori Nakamura - Cult X. Inspired by the 1995 sarin gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway, Cult X is an exploration of what draws individuals into extremism. SO 26.95
 
Preston and Child- Pharaoh Key. Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer, is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace. HAC 28.00
 
Cynthia Riggs - Widow's Wreath. Ninety-two-year-old poet/sleuth Victoria Trumbull gets more than she bargained for after hosting an ill-fated wedding. IPS 26.99
 
Karen Robards - Moscow Deception. Bianca St. Ives is navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that left assassins' crosshairs trained on her. HC 26.99
 
Nora Roberts - Shelter in Place. At a mall outside Portland, Maine, three teenage friends are waiting for the movie to start when the shooters arrive. MPS 27.99
 
Catherine Steadman - Something in the Water. A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple. RH 27.00
 
Carsten Stroud - Shimmer. A police pursuit kicks Florida Highway Patrol Sergeant Jack Redding and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shoot-out that ends with one girl dead, another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. HC 26.99
 
Martin Walker - Taste for Vengeance. A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a bit of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it's another case for Bruno, Chief of Police. RH 25.95
 
Stuart Woods - Turbulence. Stone Barrington and friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event and hurricane-force winds blow a noxious politician onto Stone's doorstep. PUT 28.00

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New Historicals in June
Benjamin Black - Wolf on a String. Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist, arrives in Prague in the bitter winter of 1599, intent on making his fortune at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, the eccentric Rudolf II. The night of his arrival, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. Dressed in a velvet gown, wearing a large gold medallion around her neck, the woman is clearly well-born - or was, for her throat has been slashed. 16.00
 
Andrea Camilleri - Sacco Gang. Raffadali, province of Agrigento, 1920s. The Sacco brothers are free men with strong ideas about socialism and the State. Their lives change radically one morning when their father, Luigi Sacco, receives an anonymous letter from the local Mafia demanding protection money and is the victim of a robbery attempt. From that moment on, the Sacco brothers must defend themselves: from the Mafia and the forces of order, from their collaborators, traitors, and from the village's leaders, as they are assailed by murder attempts, false accusations, and false testimony. 14.00
 
Oscar de Muriel - Fever of the Blood. New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition? 15.95
 
 - Mask of Shadows. Edinburgh 1889. Detective duo "Nine-Nails" McGray and Inspector Ian Frey must try to solve a murder mystery on the Scottish stage. NOR 25.95
 
Liz Freeland - Murder in Greenwich Village. New York City, 1913. Twenty-year-old Louise Faulk has fled Altoona, Pennsylvania, to start a life under dizzying lights. It's not long before the young ingénue befriends a witty aspiring model and makes a splash at the liveliest parties on the Upper East Side. But glitter fades to grit when Louise's Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene of a violent murder and a former suitor hustling for Tin Pan Alley fame hits front-page headlines as the prime suspect  15.95
 
Gregory Harris - Framingham Fiend. A young prostitute has been slaughtered in her flat on Framingham Street in the East End. It's not the first time Scotland Yard has seen a murder like this. But with the help of Colin Pendragon and his loyal partner Ethan Pruitt, they hope it will be the last. Word of the Ripper-esque crime has begun to spread across London, sparking a fresh wave of fear, dread, and panic. Two prostitutes have already been killed. But when a third victim is claimed, Colin and Ethan are forced to explore every possibility-from the opium dens of Whitechapel to the darkest corners of the London morgue.15.95 
 
Tessa Harris - Angel Makers. November, 1888. The specter of Jack the Ripper instills fear in every woman who makes her living on the streets of London. But there are other monsters at large who shun fame and secretly claim their victims from among the city's most vulnerable. ZEB 26.00
 
Paddy Hirsch - Devil's Half Mile. 1799. Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians. MPS 24.99
 
Arnaldur Indridason - Shadow Killer. Summer, 1941. A man is found murdered in a small apartment in Reykjavík. Police's attention is drawn to the foreign soldiers who are on every street corner. MPS 26.99
 
M.R.C. Kasasian. Secrets of Gaslight Lane. London, 1883. All is quiet at 125 Gower Street. So when a beautiful young woman turns up at the door, imploring London's foremost private detective to solve the mystery of her father's murder, Sidney Grice can barely disguise his glee. Mr. Nathan Garstang was found slaughtered in his bed, but there is no trace of a weapon or intruder. A classic locked-room case. Ten years ago, Nathan's uncle aunt and servants were murdered in their sleep in the very same house. 15.95
 
Bonnie Macbird - Unquiet Spirits. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta.A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France.On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq... and a terrible discovery.  15.99   
 
Eliot Pattison - Savage Liberty.1768. When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum's life are shattered. IPS 26.00
 
Matthew Pearl - Dante Chamber. 1870. Five years after a series of Dante inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is found murdered in the public gardens of London, an enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. PUT 28.00  
 
Jonathan F. Putnam - Perish from the Earth. A murder aboard a steamboat forces Abraham Lincoln to make a fateful choice - one on which the future of the nation may hang, if his client doesn't first 15.99
 
  
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New Nonfiction in June
Anthony DeStefano - Big Heist. One of the biggest scores in Mafia history, the Lufthansa Airlines heist of 1978 has become the stuff of Mafia legend and a decades-long investigation that continues to this day. 9.99
 
Alex Perry - Good Mothers. This is the untold story of the women born into the most deadly and obscenely wealthy of the Italian mafias and how they risked everything to bring it down. HC 27.99


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New Paperbacks in June
Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse. In the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd and her husband attend a village meeting where the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven announces she's going hold a quilting bee in the old schoolhouse.15.00
 
Lorna Barrett - Just Clause. Just when things are getting back to normal in Booktown, Tricia and Angelica have their lives turned upside down by a shocking visitor from their past. 7.99
 
Laurien Berenson - Murder at the Puppy Fest. Busy mom and pedigree poodle owner, Melanie Travis is helping out at Puppy Fest, an annual fundraiser to benefit a local dog rescue, held at Belle Haven mansion, owned by wealthy philanthropist Leo Brody. When Melanie's breeding background lands her in the doghouse with Leo's daughter who runs the rescue. 7.99
 
Sandra Block - What Happened That Night. One minute Dahlia is a successful Harvard student; the next, she wakes up from a party, the victim of a brutal assault. Years later, Dahlia is a paralegal suffering from PTSD, still haunted by that night, until one day, a video surfaces online, and Dahlia sees her attack for the first time. 15.99
 
Amanda Brooke - Bad Mother. You dreamed you could be a good mother. But you're not. You're the bad mother you were destined to be. That's what he wants you to believe. 14.99
 
Holly Brown - How Far She's Come. Twenty-four-year-old Cheyenne Florian has been recruited to be the new correspondent on the recently hatched Independent News Network, INN. Some of the female staff resent her, some of the men welcome her. Then a diary is left for her anonymously. Written in 1991 by a female broadcaster, it was accompanied by a note, urging Cheyenne to learn from the past. 15.99
 
Mary Burton - Dying Scream. A ruthless psychopathic killer revisits his greatest obsession but this time, a Richmond, Virginia homicide detective is determined to stop him in his tracks. 9.99
 
Graeme Cameron - Dead Girls. It's been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. The nameless killer thinks he knows her, thinks she's just another dead girl among many. He's wrong. 15.99
 
Edgar Cantero - Meddling Kids. Summer 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster, another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. 1990. The former detectives have grown up and apart, each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house. 16.95
 
Kate Carlisle - Once Upon a Spine. San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright stumbles through the looking glass in a tale of murder, rare books, and a quest for the perfect pie. 7.99
 
Linda Castillo - Down a Dark Road. Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife, and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. 9.99
 
JoAnn Chaney - What You Don't Know. A series of murders brings Denver to its knees. 15.99
 
Harlan Coben - Don't Let Go. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas's twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks, and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching for Maura and the reason behind his brother's death. Now, he may finally find what he's been looking for. 9.99
 
Peg Cochrane - Bought the Farm. A dead body in her own backyard lands blogger and farmer Shelby McDonald in one trough spot. 7.99
 
Ben Coes - Trap the Devil. A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. 9.99
 
Liv Constantine - Last Mrs. Parrish. Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody. She deserves more, a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Amber uses Daphne's compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family's life, the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her.   15.99
 
Robert Crais - Wanted. When single-mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. 16.00
 
G.S. Denning - Warlock Holmes My Grave Ritual. As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of ghostly beings. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around in some form or other . 14.95
 
Detective Club - Sinking Admiral. The Floating Admiral was the first of the Detection Club's collaborative novels, in which twelve of its members wrote a single novel. Eighty-five years later, fourteen members of the club have collaborated to produce The Sinking Admiral.15.99
 
Hank Early - Heaven's Crooked Finger. Earl Marcus thought he had left the mountains of Georgia behind forever, and with them, the painful memories of a childhood spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father RJ's church. Then an ominous photo of RJ dated long after his father's burial, is delivered to Earl and there's no doubt the man in the picture is alive. 15.99
 
Joseph Finder - Switch. A simple mix-up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions. 9.99
 
Ken Follett - Modigliani Scandal. A "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her. 16.00
 
 - Paper Money. In one suspenseful day, fortunes change hands as an ambitious young reporter scrambles to crack the story. 16.00
 
 - Triple. As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the Mossad's number one Israeli agent is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the nuclear arms race by finding and stealing two hundred tons of uranium. 17.00
 
Lisa Gardner - Right Behind You. Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now the call of a double murder at a local gas station, and reports of an armed man shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon leads police to believe the shooter may be Sharlah's older brother. 16.00
 
Victoria Gilbert - Murder for the Books. Librarian Amy Webber must archive overdue crimes and deadly rumors before a killer strikes again in her new Virginia home. 15.99
 
Linda Greenlaw - Shiver Hitch. Jane Bunker left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. Now working as a marine insurance investigator, Jane is about to discover that murder can happen in lovely little fishing villages, too. 7.99
 
Sophie Hannah - Keep Her Safe. Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied by a man and a teenage girl. 15.99
 
Colin Harrison - You Belong to Me. Paul Reeves is a successful immigration lawyer, but his passion is collecting old New York City maps, tangible records of the city where he's spent his life. He attends an auction with his neighbor Jennifer Mehraz, beautiful young wife of an Iranian-American financier-lawyer, when suddenly man in fatigues whisks Jennifer away. 16.00
 
Noah Hawley - Conspiracy of Tall Men. Linus Owen is a young professor of conspiracy theory at a small college outside San Francisco. His wife, Claudia is in Chicago visiting her mother, when two FBI agents show up at Linus' office and inform him that Claudia has been killed in a plane crash on her way from New York to Brazil. 15.99
 
Vaseem Khan - Murder at the Grand Raj Palace. When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead, the day after buying India's most expensive painting, the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. 15.99
 
Stephen King - Body. A collection of four novellas, Different Seasons includes some of Stephen King's most well-known works, including "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," which was made into the film The Shawshank Redemption, and "The Body," which was made into the movie Stand by Me. For this entry in the Bookmarked series, Aaron Burch, editor of the literary journal Hobart, will focus on the influence of "The Body" on his life and work. 12.99
 
Shari Lapena - Stranger in the House. Tom Krupp returns home from work to find his wife, Karen has vanished. Her car's gone but she's left her purse behind. Police arrive to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted following a car accident that has left Karen with no memory of what happened. 16.00
 
Victoria Laurie - Panicked Premonition. Professional psychic and FBI consultant Abby Cooper is about to face a murder scene that will put all her powers to the test. Her husband Dutch provides security and builds panic rooms for wealthy clients. When one of Dutch's partners goes missing on his way to meet a client Abby's intuition tells her something terrible has happened to him. 7.99
 
Laura Levine - Death of a Bachelorette. Freelance writer Jaine Austen thought working for a knock-off reality show in the tropics would be paradise. But when she and her kitty Prozac find themselves trapped between a dimwitted leading man, catty contestants, and a cold-blooded murderer, the splashy gig becomes one deadly nightmare . 7.99
 
Meg Macy - Bear Witness to Murder. Silver Bear Shop and Factory manager Sasha Silverman is hosting Silver Hollow's Cranbeary Tea Party, the opening event of the village's Oktobear Fest, a celebration themed around teddy bears. She barely has a moment to agonize over the return of her former high school rival, Holly Parker, whose new toy and bookstore in town could spell big trouble for the Silver Bear Shop and her cousin's small bookstore.15.95
 
Laura Marshall - Friend Request. A paranoid single mom is forced to confront the unthinkable act she committed as a desperate teenager in this addictive thriller with a social media twist. 15.99
 
Paul Mendelson - Serpentine Road. In Cape Town the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. 13.99
 
Claire Messud - Burning Girl. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. 15.95
 
Tara Moss - Fetish. Makedde Vanderwall, part-time model and forensic psychology student travels to Sydney on assignment where she finds her best friend murdered. She soon discovers a deadly puzzle of suspicious photographers, hired thugs, mysterious lovers and the handsome, jaded Detective Andy Flynn investigating the Stiletto Murders. 16.99
 
 - Split. Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney. 16.99
 
B.A. Paris - Breakdown. Cass took a shortcut home, driving through the woods in a storm where she saw a car on the side of the road with woman sitting inside. Later she learned the woman had been killed. But since then, she's been forgetting things. The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. 16.99
 
James Patterson - Two From the Heart. Anne McWilliams has lost everything. After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus. So she takes to the road to ask long lost friends and strangers a simple question: "What's your best story?" Can the funny, tragic, inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she's been missing? Tyler Bron seems to have it all. But he has no life. He hires a struggling novelist to write one for him. There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron's money can transform into a reality. But will he be able to write the happy ending himself?  15.99
 
Rose Pressey - Passion for Haunted Fashion. Murder takes center stage when Cookie Chanel moonlights as a costume designer for a local theater.  7.99
 
John Rhode - Death at Breakfast. Victor Harleston awoke with uncharacteristic optimism. Today he would be rich at last. Half an hour later, he gulped down his breakfast coffee and pitched to the floor, gasping and twitching. When the doctor arrived, he recognized instantly that it was a fatal case of poisoning and called in Scotland Yard. 12.99
 
John Rhode - Invisible Weapons. The murder of old Mr. Fransham while washing his hands in his niece's cloakroom was one of the most astounding problems that ever confronted Scotland Yard. Not only was there a policeman in the house at the time, but there was an ugly wound in the victim's forehead and nothing in the locked room that could have inflicted it. 12.99
 
- Mystery at Olympia. The new Comet was fully expected to be the sensation of the annual Motor Show at Olympia. Suddenly, in the middle of the dense crowd of eager spectators, an elderly man lurched forward and collapsed in a dead faint. But Nahum Pershore had not fainted. He was dead, and it was his death that was to provide the real sensation of the show.12.99
 
David Roberts - Something Wicked. Returning from Prague with suspected tuberculosis, Verity Browne checks into a private clinic on Henley-on-Thames - the perfect place for her new fiancé, Lord Edward Corinth, to keep an eye on her. While Verity recuperates at the clinic, Edward is called to investigate a series of murders. 13.99
 
David Rosenfelt - Collared. Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog." 16.99
 
Anders Roslund - Three Minutes. Presumed dead by the Stockholm police, master criminal and undercover informant Piet Hoffmann is now on the run from the Swedish authorities, living with his wife and two young sons under an assumed name in Cali, Colombia. 16.99
 
Jeff Rovin - Tom Clancy's OP Center for Honor. In 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent a convoy of nuclear missiles to Cuba. The crisis that followed almost triggered World War III. However, while all eyes were on the Caribbean, not all of the missiles were sent to Cuba. Several ships slipped from the flotilla and headed for a fishing village in a remote, frigid, northeastern Soviet frontier. There, a silo was constructed not far from Alaska. More than sixty years later, that silo and its lethal contents are intact. Now, Iranian scientists team with a Russian agent and his estranged, arms-smuggling father to bring those missiles to Tehran.  16.99
 
Zoe Sharp - Fox Hunter. Charlie Fox will never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but she vowed a long time ago she would not go looking for them. Now she doesn't have a choice. Her boss and former lover, Sean Meyer, is missing in Iraq where one of those men was working as a private security contractor. When the man's butchered body is discovered, Charlie fears that Sean may be pursuing a twisted vendetta on her behalf. 15.95
 
Daniel Silva - House of Spies. Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. 9.99
 
Georges Simenon - Maigret's Failure. When Ferdinand Fumal, a wealthy butcher and political influencer, starts receiving anonymous death threats, he fears for his life, and Maigret is ordered to his protection. But upon meeting the man, Maigret realizes that Fumal was among the childhood bullies who tormented him as a boy. Maigret's instinct is to pawn the job off on another officer-until Fumal turns up the next morning brutally slain. 13.00
 
Misty Simon - Grounds for Remorse. Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home.  For Gina, they're the vessels that contain her heavenly brew at her coffee shop, Bean There, Done That. And both women are learning that owning a business can make finding time for romance challenging. 7.99
 
Michael Sims - Arthur and Sherlock. As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. 17.00
 
Karen Rose Smith - Murder with Cinnamon Scones. As local merchants unite to attract tourists for a much anticipated weekend quilting event, business is sure to spill over into eateries like Daisy's Tea Garden. Gorgeous craftwork is hanging everywhere-but among the quilts, potholders, and placemats, one gallery owner is wrapped up in some dangerous affairs   7.99
 
John Straley - Curious Eat Themselves. When local woman Louise Root asks private detective Cecil Younger to investigate her rape at the Otter Creek gold mine, he agrees. After all, Louise is a close friend of his ex. Maybe helping her out could improve Hannah's opinion of him. But before Cecil can make progress on the case, he witnesses Alaska state troopers fishing her body out of the ocean-not exactly the resolution he had in mind. 15.95
 
 - Death and the Language of Happiness. When 97-year-old William Flynn is accused of killing his neighbor, Angela Ramirez, he turns to private investigator Cecil Younger with an odd-and, frankly, rather incriminating-request. He wants Cecil to track down a man he believes witnessed Ramirez's murder: her estranged husband, Simon Delaney. The only problem? Flynn doesn't just want Cecil to find Delaney. He wants him to kill the man.15.95
 
 - Music of What Happens. Confrontational and obsessed, Priscilla DeAngelo is sure her ex is conspiring with a state senator to wrest her son from her, and thus, she hires Cecil Younger to investigate. This is the first time Younger has to deal with lawyers in flashy suits and overused paper shredders. When she storms off to Juneau for a showdown, Younger's custody case swiftly turns into a murder. 15.95
 
Carl-Johan Vallgren - Tunnel. Once   a promising military intelligence officer and high-functioning heroin addict, Danny Katz now uses his gifts as a linguist and computer programmer in his work as a private investigator. His drug habit ultimately derailed his earlier career, but now he is clean-and self-employed. In short, Katz is used to his fair share of suffering and all too familiar with Stockholm's seedy underbelly.   14.99
 
Fred Van Lente - Ten Dead Comedians. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker.  All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?   14.99
 
Timothy Williams - Second Day of the Renaissance. After decades as a police detective in his Northern Italian hometown on the River Po, Commissario Piero Trotti has retired. But an old friend calls him to Siena to give him urgent news: a notorious hit man has returned to Italy to kill Trotti. The former inspector isn't surprised to learn of the vendetta against him; Trotti has plenty of skeletons in his closet. Though Trotti carries the burden of these deaths with him each day, now someone else has appeared to enact his own, long-awaited retribution. 15.95
 
Reavis Z. Wortham - Hawke's War. The serene beauty of West Texas's Big Bend National Park is shattered when four hikers are brutally ambushed by a sniper. Only one survives to report the murders. When investigators come up with nothing, they're left wondering if this is a single incident-or the beginning of a rampage. One week later, Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke drives his 3500 Dodge Dually into the park, determined to unearth the truth  9.99
 
James W. Ziskin - Stone's Throw. August 1962. Ellie Stone, a young newspaper reporter in upstate New York, investigates a double murder at an abandoned stud farm near glamorous Saratoga Springs. 15.95

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