Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
   February, 2017                                                                                     Volume 22, Number 2           
Events in February 
M.C.V. Egan Signs Death of a Sculptor:
Friday, February 3 at 7 PM
 M.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico where she spent most of her childhood. In the early 1970s, her entire family moved to the United States.  She studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years as well as Kursverksamheten vid Stockholm and Lund Universities. Catalina has been married to Tom for twenty five years and they have  one son and a five-pound Chihuahua.
Death of a Sculptor
Color coded love stories and revealing female anatomies lead to the murder of world renowned sculptor, Bruce Jones. In life, the artist loved women, almost as much as women loved him. Adored for his art and colorful personality, Bruce is mourned by the world at large. The tale is launched with the multifaceted perspectives of four ex-wives, the current wife, and his new love interest and their children.Signed: 9.99

Tim Dorsey Signs Clownfish Blues:
Tuesday, February 7 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: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, and Atomic Lobster.He lives in Tampa, Florida.
Clownfish Blues
With Coleman riding shotgun, Serge is rolling down the highway of his dreams in a vintage silver convertible Corvette. Their adventure traveling the byways of the Sunshine State's underbelly is about to take a detour. Someone is trying to tilt the odds in the state lottery amidst a conga line of huge jackpots spinning off more chaos than any hurricane season. With this much at stake, of course every shady character wants in.HC 1st Printing, Signed: 25.99

Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 PM
Women's National Book Association Meeting
"Past, Present and Future of Women Booksellers"
Speakers: Linda Rosen and Joann Sinchuk
Members Free, Non-members $10

Charles Todd Signs Racing the Devil:
Wednesday, February 22 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. A mother-and-son writing team, they live on the East Coast. 
  Racing the Devil 
England, 1920, during a heavy rainstorm, a driver loses control on a twisting road and is killed in the crash. Was it an accident due to the hazardous conditions? Or premeditated murder? Is the crash connected in some way to unfortunate events in the mountains above Nice the year before? The dead driver wasn't in France -although the motorcar he drove was. If it was foul play, was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man the intended victim after all? HC 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99

Deborah Crombie Signs Garden of Lamentations:
Monday, February 27 at 7 PM 
Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.
Garden of Lamentations 
Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are drawn into separate investigations that hold disturbing-and deadly-complications for their own lives in this powerful mystery in the bestselling series. While Gemma works on the case of a woman found murdered in one of Notting Hill's private gardens, Kincaid seeks connections among a series of seemingly unrelated cases involving members of the force. HC 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99
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Winter Store Hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6
Sunday  12 - 5

Fri, Feb 3 at 7 PM
M.C.V. Egan signs
Death of a Sculptor 9.99

Tue, Feb 7 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey signs
Clownfish Blues 25.99

Wed, Feb 8 at 6:30 PM
Women's Nat'l Book Assoc.
Past, Present, and Future
Of Women Booksellers
Speakers: Linda Rosen &
Joanne Sinchuk
 Non-menbers: $10.00

Wed, Feb 22 at 7 PM
Charles Todd signs
Racing the Devil 26.99

Mon, Feb 27 at 7 PM
Deborah Crombie signs
Garden of Lamentations 26.99

Book Clubs

 Sunday Sleuths
Sun Feb 12 at 3 PM
The Kind Worth Killing
By Peter Swanson 14.99

Tuesday Murder Club
Tue Feb 21 at 6:30 PM
Mr. Mercedes
By Stephen King 9.99

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Bestseller Lists
December 2016 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
1. The One Man by Andrew Gross, MPS, 26.99
2. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich, RH, 28.00
3. Agatha Christie's Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah, HC, 26.99
4. Night School by Lee Child, RH, 28.99
5. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, HAC, 29.00
6.  Into The Lion's Den by Linda Fairstein, BRK, 16.99
7. Seduced by Randy Wayne White, PUT, 27.00
8. This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer, MPS, 28.99
9. No Man's Land by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
10. In Sunlight Or In Shadow by Lawrence Block, NOR, 25.95
Mass Market/Trade
1. Murder 1040: The Final Audit by Fred Lichtenberg, 15.00
2. Organized Crime in Miami by Avi Bash, ARD, 21.99
3. No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd, HC, 14.99
4. The Promise by Robert Crais, BRK, 9.99
5. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich, RH, 8.99
6. Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee, BRK, 7.99
7. The Highway Kind by Patrick Millikin, HAC, 15.99
8. Missing: A Private Novel by James Patterson, HAC, 15.99
9. Twice Told Tail by Ali Brandon, BRK, 7.99
10. A Voice in the Night by Andrea Camilleri, BRK, 16.00

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2016 Bestseller List
2016 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach
1.  The Nazi Titanic by Robert Watson, PER, 25.99
2.  Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey, HC, 25.99
3  Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen, RH, 27.95
4.  Seduced by Randy Wayne White, RH, 27.00
5.  Sex, Lies and Serious Money by Stuart Woods, PUT
6.  The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, HAC, 29.00
7.  Gone Again by James Grippando, HC, 26.99
8.  The Ex by Alafair Burke, HC, 26.99
9.  No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd, HC, 25.99
10.  Family Jewels by Stuart Woods, PUT, 28.00
11. I Don't Like Where This Is Going by John Dufresne, NOR, 25.95
12. The One Man by Andrew Gross, MPS, 26.99
13. Black Hammock by Michael Wiley, SEV, 28.95
14. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich, RH, 28.00
15. The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag, PUT, 28.00
16. The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd, HC, 25.99
17. Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman, PUT, 26.95
18. The Black Widow by Daniel Silva, HC, 27.99
19. The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets, PUT, 25.00
20. The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke, SS, 27.99
Mass Market/Trade
1. The Other Traitor by Sharon Potts, 13.99
2. Brain Storm by Elaine Viets, BRL, 15.95
3. Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak, 11.99
4. Dating Death by Randy Rawls, 14.99
5. The Judgment by D.J. Niko, PER, 14.99
6. All Aboard!: A History of Florida's Railroads by Stephanie Murphy-Lupo, LYO, 19.95
7. Illegal Intent by Gregg E. Brickman, 12.99
8. Murder 1040: The Final Audit by Fred Lichtenberg, 15.00
9. Florida Firefight by Randy Wayne White, IPS, 12.99
10. Black Cloud: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928 by Eliot Kleinberg, FHS, 19.95
11. Endangered by C.J. Box, BRK, 9.99
12. Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette, BRK, 7.99
13. Organized Crime in Miami by Avi Bash, ARD, 21.99
14. Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts, BRL, 15.95
15. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, BRK, 16.00
16. Cuba Straits by Randy Wayne White, BRK, 9.99
17. Ruins of War by John A. Connell, BRK, 16.00
18. Second Skin by Michael Wiley, SEV, 17.95
19. Cross Kill by James Patterson, HAC, 4.99
20. Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay, BRK, 9.99.
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Signed First Editions 
C.J. Box
Vicious Circle
Holly Brown
This Is Not Over
Lee Child
Night School*
Nancy J. Cohen
Facials Can Be Fatal
Michael Connelly
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Deborah Crombie
Tim Dorsey
Garden of Lamentations
Clownfish Blues
Janet Evanovich
Turbo Twenty-Three
Linda Fairstein
Into The Lion's Den: The Devlin Quick Mysteries
Heather Graham and John Land
The Rising
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Say No More
Brad Taylor
Ring of Fire
Charles Todd
Racing The Devil
John Keyse -Walker
Sun, Sand, Murder
Randy Wayne White
Mangrove Lightning
*Signed Tip-In                                   
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Book Reviews
Racing the Devil
By Charles Todd
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
In this nineteenth Ian Rutledge Mystery series, the Scotland Yard inspector faces a tangle of old grievances, secrets, and revenge leading back to World War I.
      In 1916, pact is made by some English Officers vowing to meet in Paris and race their motorcars in celebration a year after the end of the war.  But that reunion is marred by an accident and one man is critically injured.
     In England in 1920, a driver is killed in a crash on a winding road. Did weather cause the accident or was it murder? The driver hadn't been in France, but the car he drove was. Was he the victim of mistaken identity, or was he the target?
     Assigned to investigate, Ian Rutledge searches for the truth, finding the people of the villages surrounding the accident scene are determined to keep secrets. Meanwhile, the killer is willing to stop at nothing, even the killing of a child, to avoid detection.
     The mother and son writing team known as Charles Todd has created a suspenseful series which takes this reader back in time to a wonderfully described England of the early 20th century. The characters fairly rise off the page. Inspector Ian Rutledge faces his own challenges. He is haunted by the "ghost" of the man he ordered executed for treason. Damaged himself, Rutledge investigates to set right wrongs to atone for the one he cannot undo himself. Rutledge and the characters he encounters are well and sympathetically drawn. The suspense inexorably builds and the solution, when it comes, makes perfect sense. All in all, a most enjoyable read. The reader can read and enjoy Racing the Devil without having read any of the earlier books in the series, though, like me, you may well be hooked and want to read them all. Highly recommended. HC $26.99.

Little Deaths
By Emma Flint
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Ruth Malone's two young children are missing, kidnapped from their bedroom in the middle of the night.  Ruth discovers the disappearance in the morning when she opens their locked bedroom door to start the morning routine.  She summons her ex-husband Frank and together they report the disappearance to the police.  Unfortunately, the children's dead bodies are discovered during the next several days.
     If the plot sounds familiar, it is because this debut novel is based on a true crime that occurred in 1965 in Queens, NYC.  Readers may recall the Alice Crimmins case.  Using the basic facts of the case, Ms. Flint constructs a narrative that expertly combines a police procedural with a thriller.
     Even before the bodies are discovered, the police decide that Ruth Malone is the prime suspect.  Her real crime is a promiscuous lifestyle, despite the fact that she is a wonderful and caring mother to her children.  Bad habits combined with poor judgement are what the world sees.  Ruth does not hide who she is.  Her character is haunting and memorable.  Pre-judged by all, she does not stand a chance for a fair trial in or out of the courtroom.
     Little Deaths is a one-sitting read.  The characters are strong, the story moves along a tight procedural track, and the 1960's NYC middle class setting is perfect.  Very unique and a MUST READ.
HAC $26.00

Garden of Lamentations
By Deborah Crombie
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
Reagan Keating has been murdered in a Notting Hill private garden, and the lead detective in the case seeks Gemma James' help in the investigation. Gemma has a personal interest in the case; Reagan was nanny to a child who attends the same dance studio as Gemma's and Kincaid's children.
     While Gemma is working her new case, Kincaid is plagued by disturbing questions about previous cases involving members of the force. If the crimes are linked, are his family and friends in mortal danger? There's a traitor in the ranks. Can Kincaid trust anyone?
     I have read and enjoyed each one of her books, and Garden of Lamentations fulfills every expectation I have of Deborah Crombie's excellent series. The characters feel true-to-life and the description of setting sings without being obtrusive.  The side-by-side crime solving works extremely well. I am awed by the manner in which Crombie conveys the family's concerns, making the reader feel a part of this very real-seeming household. All the while, the suspense builds as Gemma and Kincaid strive to solve their cases. I found Garden of Lamentations "un-put-down-able," and I am sure many readers will feel the same. Highly recommended. HC 26.99

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New Hardcovers in February 
Kelley Armstrong - Darkness Absolute. Homicide detective Casey Duncan and her fellow Rockton sheriff's deputy chase a maan into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. MPS 25.99
Alex Berenson - Prisoner. To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi. PUT 28.00
Lisa Black - Unpunished. Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert, and Jack Renner, a homicide cop, form a partnership to solve a series of murders. ZEB 25.00
Sara Blaedel - Lost Woman. A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. HAC 26.00
Frances Brody - Death in the Dales. When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson believes the wrong man has been convicted.  MPS 25.99
Holly Brown - This is Not Over. The lives of two very different women, each harboring her own secret, her own reason why she can't just let things go collide. HC 25.99
JoAnn Chaney - What You Don't Know. The final victims of an infamous serial killer may be the ones he didn't kill. MPS 25.99
Carol Higgins Clark - Knocked. When Detective Regan Reilly sets off for her tenth college reunion she doesn't expect to be working. But things don't always turn out as planned. SS 25.00
Nancy J. Cohen - Facials Can Be Fatal. During the frenzy of the December holidays, the last thing salon owner Marla Vail needs is a dead body slathered in a green facial mask at her new day spa. FIV 25.95
Reed Farrel Coleman - What You Break. Former Suffolk County cop Gus Murphy returns to prowl the meaner streets of Long Island's darkest precincts with a Russian mercenary at his back. PUT 27.00
Jane Corry - My Husband's Wife. When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to leave the secrets of the past behind. PUT 26.00
Deborah Crombie - Garden of Lamentations. Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are drawn into separate investigations that hold deadly complications.  HC 26.99  
Charles Cumming - Divided Spy. Former MI6 officer Thomas Kell devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. MPS 26.99
Tracee deHann - Swiss Vendetta. Inspector Agnes Lüthi, a Swiss-American police officer in Lausanne, Switzerland, investigates her first homicide case. MPS 25.99
JP Delaney - Girl Before. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. PUT 27.00
Tim Dorsey - Clownfish Blues. A (Serge A.) Storm is brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery. HC 26.99
Emma Flint - Little Deaths. 1965. Ruth Malone, a single working mother wakes to discover her two small children missing. They are later found dead with Ruth as the suspect. HAC 26.00
Lisa Gardner - Right Behind You. Eight years ago, Telly Ray Nash beat his drunken father to death with a baseball bat to save himself and his sister. Now police are called to a double murder where Telly is the suspect.   PUT 27.00
Heather Graham - Rising. High school football hero Alex is on top of the world until a football accident lands him in the hospital. First his doctor is murdered, then his parents are found dead. Now the killers are after Alex. MPS 25.99
Mark Greaney - Gunmetal Gray. After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. PUT 27.00
Parnell Hall - Puzzle to be Named Later. Solving murders is right up the Puzzle Lady's alley. But, someone has broken into the house of a local psychiatrist and Chief Harper wants Cora to solve the crime. MPS 24.99
K. J. Howe - Freedom Broker. Twenty years ago, a terrified young boy was abducted in the middle of the night by masked intruders while his sister watched, paralyzed with fear. Returned after a harrowing nine months with his captors, Thea's brother has never been the same. HAC 26.99
Gregg Hurwitz - Nowhere Man. Evan Smoak can only be reached by the truly desperate and will do anything to save them. MPS 25.99
Ragnar Jonasson - Snowblind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow in a quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, bleeding and unconscious, and an elderly writer falls to his death, police officer Ari Thór Arason is dragged into the heart of a community where secrets and lies are a way of life. MPS 25.99
Stephan Mack Jones - August Snow. From the wealthy suburbs to the remains of Detroit's bankrupt factory districts, August  Snow is a tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay. SO 25.99
Jonathan Kellerman - Heartbreak Hotel. Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's mysterious patient. RH 28.99
Michelle Kelly - Death at the Yoga Café. Keeley Carpenter sets up a booth at the annual Belfrey Arts Festival, along with her nemesis, fellow small business owner Raquel. Raquel's boyfriend, Town Mayor Gerald, is found dead after a public spat. MPS 26.99
Kathleen Kent - Dime. Betty Rhyzyk comes from a family of Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to Dallas, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. HAC 26.00
Ausma Zehanat Khan - Among the Ruins. On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage where he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of a Canadian-Iranian filmmaker. MPS 25.99
Robert Knott - Robert B. Parker's Revelation. Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa when Boston Bill Black's murder charge was dropped. But all that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. PUT  27.00
John Lescroart - Fatal. Kate and Ron attend a dinner party where they meet Peter and Jill. Kate becomes overcome with desire for Peter and that fixation on Peter results in one passionate encounter. Kate wants her life to go back to normal, but Peter is not willing to move on. SS 26.99
David Mark - Cruel Mercy. In the New York Police Department's 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, Detective Ronny Alto is investigating a crime that's left one man dead and the other in a medically induced coma after surviving a shot to the head. PUT 27.00
J. S. Monroe - Find Me. A sighting of a woman who supposedly died years ago sparks a desperate search for the truth.  HC 26.99
Sara Flannery Murphy - Possessions. A young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances. HC 29.99
Kelly Parsons - Under a Knife. Biotechnology tycoon Morgan Finney is highly intelligent but shy and emotionally fragile. When his beloved wife Jenny dies of complications during a surgery led by Dr. Rita Wu, Finney's grief turns to rage. He vows to kill Rita just as he believes she killed his wife. MPS 26.99
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. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. MPS 25.99  
Ian Rankin - Rather Be the Devil. A twisted tale of power, corruption, and bitter rivalries in the dark heart of Edinburgh, showcasing Rankin and Rebus at their best.  HAC 27.00
Scott Reardon - Prometheus Man. When a pile of bodies is found in Paris, CIA Agent Tom Blake hustles his way onto a major case: tracking a man with enhanced abilities, the test subject of a secret government program.  HAC 27.00
J.D. Robb - Echoes in Death. As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman, dazed, naked, and bloody suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action. MPS 27.99
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Undesired. Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the center. MPS 25.99
Michael Sims - Arthur and Sherlock. The story of Arthur Conan Doyle training to be a surgeon while cultivating knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. MPS 27.00
April Smith - Home Sweet Home. Calvin Kusek and his wife, Betsy, escape the 1950s conformity of New York City to relocate to a close-knit town in South Dakota where Cal serves three popular terms in the State Assembly. When Cal runs for the U.S. Senate, the FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces and mass hysteria takes over, inflamed by Cal's political enemies.  RH 26.95
Brad Taylor - Ring of Fire. Fifteen years ago, in order to win a contract in the Kingdom, a desperate defense contractor used a shell company to provide a bribe to a wealthy Saudi businessman. Now a powerful player in the defense industry, he panics when the Panama Papers burst onto the public scene. PUT 27.00
Lucie Whitehouse - Keep You Close. When the artist Marianne Glass falls to her death, everyone insists it was a tragic accident. But Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, knows better.
MPS 17.00
Hideo Yokoyama - Six Four. For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again. Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved. MPS 27.00
Joakim Zander - Believer. Yasmine Ajam fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough Bergort, reinventing herself as a trendspotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: there are riots erupting on the streets of Stockholm and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Fadi. HC 27.99

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New Historicals in February
Margery Allingham - White Cottage Mystery. Eric Crowther collected secrets and used them as weapons. Delighting in nothing more than torturing those around him with what he knew, there is no shortage of suspects when he is found dead in the White Cottage. 16.00

Stephanie Barron - Jane and the Waterloo Map. November 1815. The British economy is in shreds, banker Henry Austen is about to declare bankruptcy, dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry's health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. 16.95

Rhys Bowen - Time of Fog and Fire. Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he's eager to accept. 15.99

Charles Todd - Racing the Devil.Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I HC 26.99

Rohan Wilson - To Name Those Lost. Summer 1874. A father and son are in search of one another, in this story of vengeance and redemption set against the Australian frontier.  17.00 
Jacqueline Winspear - Journey to Munich. It's early 1938, and as Maisie Dobbs walks towards Fitzroy Square she is intercepted by Secret Service agents. The German government will release a British subject from prison, only if he is handed over to a family member. 15.99
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New Nonfiction in February
Lucy Courtenay - Get Started in Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book. This book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction. 16.99
Sybrina Fulton - Rest in Power. Trayvon Martin's parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. RH 26.00
Sandra Nieto - The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juárez. The intimate story of a teenager's murder of his family, from an award-winning Mexican journalist. RH 24.95

Daniel Ribacoff - I Spy: How to be Your Own Private Investigator. Learn the art of private investigation from a pro. 14.99 
Claudia Rowe - Spider and the Fly. A female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us. HC 26.99 

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New Paperbacks in February
Kelley Armstrong - City of the Lost. Homicide detective Casey Duncan's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. 15.99
Lucy Atkins - Other Child. Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom, Tess, meets and marries the man of her dreams. Then the dreams turn into nightmares. 16.99
Fiona Barton - Widow. Jean's husband was suspected of committing a crime, while she played the perfect wife, living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now her husband is dead, and she's not quiet any longer. 16.00
Alex Berenson - Wolves. CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businessman walk away from a crime.  9.99
Stephanie Blackmoore - Murder Wears White. Mallory Shepard's wedding planning business is off to a shaky start when a member of the bridal family drops dead at a food tasting.   7.99
Trudy Nan Boyce - Out of the Blues. On her first day as a homicide detective, Sarah "Salt" Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug overdose. 16.00
Elizabeth Brundage. All Things Cease to Appear.  Two families are linked together in their own unhappiness, by a gruesome, unsolved murder. 15.95
Alafair Burke - Ex. A woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder, but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated. 15.99
Alexandra Burt - Good Daughter. Dahlia Waller goes back to her childhood home where she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm. 16.00
Michel Bussi - Black Water Lillies. A murder takes place in Claude Monet's garden 15.00
Giavanni Cocco - Shadows on the Lake. During the construction of a new road to the Swiss border in the mountains above Lake Como, the remains of a young man are unearthed on the Cappelletti family's property. 16.00
Hugh Conway - Detective Club Dark Days and Much Darker Days. A macabre novel of murder and its consequences, originally published as a Christmas Annual for adults, reissued complete with a hilarious parody by satirist Andrew Lang. 15.99
Krista Davis - Mission Impawsible. Holly and her grandmother, Oma, are preparing the Sugar Maple Inn for a matchmaking event for pet owners. 7.99
J. Jefferson Farjeon - Detective Ben. Strange things are happening in the vacant houses of Jowle Street. There are unaccountable creakings and weird knockings on the door of No.29, where a homeless ex-sailor has taken up residence. 12.99  
- House of Opposites. There are unaccountable creakings and weird knockings on the door of No.29 Jowle Street, but even stranger things are happening in the House Opposite.12.99
Judith Flanders - Bed of Scorpions. London book editor Samantha Clair is set to have lunch with her old friend, art dealer Aidan Merriam until she learns that his partner has been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. 15.99
Joanne Fluke - Wedding Cake Murder. Hannah Swenson is marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. They travel to New York City for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. Duquesne is found stabbed to death in the walk-in cooler. 7.99
Sue Fortin - Girl Who Lied. Erin and Roisin were once friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret that Erin has kept for over a decade, and she's determined to make Erin pay for her lies. 12.99
Candice Fox - Hades. Homicide detective Frank Bennett and his partner, Eden Archer, are tested when a local man discovers a graveyard of large steel toolboxes lying at the bottom of the harbor. Each box contains a grisly trove of human body parts. 9.99
Scott Frank - Shaker. Roy Cooper, an "errand runner" for New York criminals, is finishing up a job in Los Angeles a week after a powerful earthquake has wreaked havoc on the city. Wandering the streets of North Hollywood looking for his car, Roy runs into four teenage gangbangers and finds himself in the middle of another killing. 16.00
Brian Freeman - Goodbye to the Dead. Detective Jonathan Stride's first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride's relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial. 16.99
Susan Furlong - War and Peach. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the mayoral election. But before Clem can reveal his secret at the debate, his barn goes up in flames with him inside. 7.99
Petina Gappah - Book of Memory. Memory is
an albino woman in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened 16.00  
Cass Green - Woman Next Door. Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbors. Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. But recently they haven't been so close and Hester plans to change that. 14.99
Kate Hamer - Girl in the Red Coat. Newly single mom Beth fears that her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. 16.99
Charlaine Harris - Night Shift. At Midnight, Texas's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. The vampire, Lemuel, discovers there's a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to the town and they must come together to stop the bloodshed. 9.99
Oliver Harris - House of Fame. London detective, Nick Belsey's investigation into a child's disappearance pulls him into the hedonistic orbit of a young, hot celebrity actress/musician and the dark world lurking underneath its glamorous exterior.15.99
Michael Harvey - Brighton. A haunting thriller about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders. 15.99
Tami Hoag - Thin Dark Line. Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. 9.99
Amaldur Indridason - Into Oblivion. In 1979 a woman swims in a remote lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed. Miles away, a sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform in a vast aircraft hangar behind the fence of the US military base. 16.00
Miranda James - No Cats Allowed. Librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel must clear a friend when the evidence is stacked against her 7.99
Diane Kelly - Death, Taxes and Sweet Potato Fries. IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway finds herself at odds when the IRS is tasked with assisting the border patrol in pursuing "coyotes" transporting illegal immigrants across the border,  7.99
Alex Lake - Killing Kate. Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her hometown and his victims all look like her. 14.99
Ward Larsen - Assassins Silence. David Slaton is a master at disappearing. Police in three countries have tried to find him. His old employer, Mossad, keeps no forwarding address. Even his wife and son are convinced he is dead. When an assault team strikes, he kills one man and manages to escape. 9.99
Laura Lippman - Wilde Lake. Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected Maryland state's attorney representing planned community of Columbia, created to be a utopia of racial and economic equality. Prosecuting a controversial case involving a disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, Lu is determined to avoid the traps that have destroyed other competitive, successful women. 15.99
Robert Ludlum - Ambler Warning. On a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, the government houses former intelligence employees considered a danger to the government. One is former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, kept heavily medicated and closely watched. A nurse helps Hal clear his mind of the drug haze, and he escapes to discover who stashed him here and why. 9.99
Steve Martini - Blood Flag. Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II. 9.99
Peter May - Runaway.   A crime thriller spanning a half-century of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered, passions ignited and extinguished, set against the backdrop of two cities and two periods of history. 16.99
Ava McCarthy - Dead Secret. After the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jodie has nothing left to live for. She has one task to fulfil before she takes her own life - kill her husband, the man she holds responsible for her daughter's death. 12.99
Gregory Mcdonald - Snatch. Toby Rinaldi, son of a U.N. Ambassador, was kidnapped on his way to a California amusement park. Robby Burnes, orphaned son of British nobility, was snatched on the streets of New York City. 12.95
Brad Meltzer - House of Secrets. A man's corpse is found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold 7.99
Raphael Montes - Perfect Days. A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil. 16.00
Ann Morgan - Beside Myself. Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places just for fun, just for one day, and Ellie refuses to switch back.16.00
Fuminori Nakamura - Gun. A Tokyo college student's discovery and eventual obsession with a stolen handgun awakens something dark inside him. 14.95
Jo Nesbo - Midnight Sun. Ulf has one small problem. His former boss, Oslo's most notorious drug kingpin, wants him dead. 15.00
Carlene O'Connor - Murder in an Irish Village. In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi's Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot. But murder has a way of killing business.   7.99
James Patterson - Bullseye. Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff, Detective Michael Bennett must kill or be killed. 
- NYPD Red 4. An audacious jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red.   9.99
Eliot Pattison - Soul of the Fire. When Shan Tao Yun and his old friend Lokesh are dragged away by Public Security, he is convinced that their secret, often illegal, support of struggling Tibetans has brought their final ruin. 15.99
Carol J. Perry - Murder Go Round. A killer takes a spin through Salem. 7.99
Matthew Quirk - Cold Barrel Zero. John Hayes is a Special Operations legend who went rogue on a deep-cover mission and betrayed his own soldiers. Disgraced and on the run, he returns to the United States to get back to his family and take revenge on his accusers. 15.99
Karen Rose - Every Dark Corner. FBI Special Agents Griffin Davenport and Kate Coppola are on the trail of a depraved criminal. 7.99
Jean-Christophe Rufin - Checkpoint. The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and the true nature of their cargo. 18.00
John Sandford - Saturn Run. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope. Something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. 9.99
Nicholas Searle - Good Liar. Roy meets a wealthy widow online and everything about Betty suggests she's an easy mark. He's confident that his scheme to swindle her will be a success. After all, he's done this before. 15.99
Paige Shelton - Bookman Dead Style. A movie star is typecast as a killer in the second Dangerous Type Mystery 7.99
 - Cracked Spine. A humble bookshop finds itself in the midst of a murder plot .  7.99
Sam Siciliano - Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The moonstone's Curse. Aristocratic Charles Bromley begs Sherlock Holmes for his help. Bromley believes that his wife is in danger, as she has refused an offer to sell the Moonstone, a diamond, said to be cursed, that has been in her family for generations. 12.95
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Silence of the Sea. An empty luxury yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier. Thora Gudmundsdottir hears rumors that the vessel was cursed. She boards the yacht and thinks she sees one of the missing children.15.99
Georges Simenon - Maigret at the Coroner's. In Arizona on a study tour of America, Maigret observes a day in the life of a local coroner and becomes absorbed in a young girl's murder. 12.00
Susie Steiner - Missing Presumed.   A novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. 17.00
Chevy Stevens - That Night. As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered. 7.99
Fran Stewart - Wee Homicide in the Hotel. Peggy Winn, owner of a Scottish-themed shop, is spectator to caber tossing, sword dancing, and murder 7.99
A. J. Tata - Three Minutes to Midnight. An Army Reserve officer was kidnapped on U.S. soil. Captain Maeve Cassidy is a geologist specializing in natural gas drilling and fracturing. Delta Force veteran Jake Mahegan is sent to find her. 9.99
Clover Tate - Blown Away. Emmy Adler stumbles upon the murdered body of local chef Miles Logan. The sheriff suspects Emmy's best friend, Avery, who used to date the chef. 7.99
Auralee Wallace - Snowed in with Murder: An Otter Lake Mystery. Erica Bloom finds herself stuck in a snow storm with a killer.  7.99
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Murder on the Beach Mystery  Bookstore Newsletter 
Publisher- Joanne Sinchuk
Editor- Stephanie Saxon Levine

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

A Murder on the Beach Publication