Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
   June, 2017                                                                                                     Volume 22, Number 6              
Events in June
Florida Authors Academy 2017
Saturday, June 3 at 10 AM to Noon
Boot Camp for Writers
You will be introduced to the traps that await, until you become a skilled fiction writer. You will leave this class with a general understanding of the necessary transition, ready for the in-depth sessions to follow.
Instructor: Randy Rawls
$25 per person, reservations recommended
Call 561 279-7790 or email

Florida Authors Academy
Saturday, June 10 at 10 AM to Noon
Writing Tight: Less is More
"Omit needless words." Strunk and White said it, and it's still perhaps the most important rule of good, tight writing. Omit needless words and give your story more impact.
Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg
$25 per person, reservations recommended
Call 561 279-7790 or email

Women's National Book Association
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 PM
Speaker: Brian Reeves, Mediation Lawyer and Author
Topic: Learn to tell a complete story in a ten-minute play. Brian will select volunteers from the audience to read one of his ten-minute plays. Members- Free, Guests - $10 or join for $40.
Lite bites will  be served. Questions? Contact Prudy Taylor Board, President.

Florida Authors Academy 2017
Saturday, June 17 at 10 AM to Noon
The Time is Right to Write - Memoir!
You've been thinking and talking about telling your personal story for ages; it's not too late! This workshop will address the First Page Effect: get those first paragraphs out, and the rest of the story will follow.
Instructor: Brenda Serotte
$25 per person, reservations recommended
Call 561 279-7790 or email

The Indie Experience at Murder on the Beach
Wednesday, June 21 at 7 PM
Discover New Voices Panel with Moderator Charles Todd

Carol White will speak and sign Divided Duty
Brothers Otto and Ivan Blackmoor battle it out in both business and romance; funny, sexy and heart-pounding, this sizzling sibling rivalry puts others to shame and builds to a stunning climax. 10.95

Raquel Reyes will speak and sign Jeweler's Mark
Jeweler's Mark,
set in Miami's jewelry district, is fueled by Cuban espresso and glittering gems. Gigi and her BFF are excited for their ten year high school reunion. Until, the organizer is found strangled to death and the BFF is suspect numero uno. 11.00

Victoria Landis will speak and sign Alias:Mitzi and Mack
Hailed as a 'well-constructed, fast-paced screwball comedy reminiscent of such classics as Some Like It Hot & The Philadelphia Story with dialogue that crackles', this is the story of a retired South Florida couple who resort to crime when they go broke.15.95

Marcia King Gamble will speak and sign Just You
Divorced, single parent, Juliette Sanders desperately needs to find a match for her ailing daughter, Halle. Juliette's mission is to find the man who gave her a beautiful baby a dozen years ago, whether he wants to be found or not. 6.99

Joanna Campbell Slan will speak and sign  Love, Die, Neighbor: When the Lowensteins move into their new house, Kiki must learn to juggle boxes, baby, and big expectations. When she angers the Nordstroms, who live next door, and Sven Nordstrom dies under mysterious circumstances, Kiki is forced to play amateur sleuth. 14.99

Kathy Runk will speak and sign Murder at the Rectory:
When the Reverend John Bee dies at the church picnic, the widow Bee is arrested for his suspicious death and Private Investigator Mackenzie Scott is hired to clear her.10.99

Florida Authors Academy 2017 
Saturday, June 24 at 10 AM to Noon 
Plotting Made Perfect 
Have an idea for a story but don't know where to go from there?
Or are you stuck in the middle of your manuscript?
This workshop will cover character development, plotting techniques, story structure, and other writing tools.
Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen
$25 per, person reservations recommended.
Call 561 279-7790 or email 

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Murder on the Beach
Mystery Book Store

273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
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Summer Store Hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6
Closed Sunday

Events in June

Sat. June 3, 10 AM - Noon 
Florida Authors Academy
Boot Camp for Writers
Instr: Randy Rawls
$25 per person

Sat. June 10, 10 AM - Noon
FL Authors Academy
Writing Tight: Less Is More
Instr: Eliot Kleinberg
$25 per person

Wed, June 14 at 6:30 PM
Women's Nat'l. Book Assoc.
Speaker: Brian Reeves
Members Free
Guests $10 or Join for $40
Lite Bites Served

Sat. June 17, 10 AM - Noon
FL Authors Academy
The Time is Right to Write
Instr: Brenda Serotte
$25 per person

Wed. June 21 at 7 PM
The Indie Experience
at Murder on the Beach
Discover New Voices
 Moderator: Charles Todd
Carol White Signs
Divided Duty 10.95
Raquel Reyes Signs
Jeweler's Mark 11.00
Victoria Landis Signs
Alias Mitzi and Mack 15.95
Marcia King-Gamble Signs
Just You 6.99
Joanna Campbell Slan Signs Love, Die, Neighbor 14.99
Kathy Runk Signs
Murder at the Rectory 10.99

Sat. June 24,10 AM - Noon
FL Authors Academy
Plotting Made Perfect
Instr: Nancy J. Cohen
$25 per person 
Book Clubs

Tuesday Murder Club
Tue, June 20 at 6:30 PM
Little Face,
By Sophie Hannah 14.95

Sunday Sleuths
Sun, June 25 at 3 PM
The Other Widow,
By Susan Crawford 15.99

Murder on the Beach
Mystery Book Store

273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
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Summer Store Hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6
Closed Sunday

Bestseller Lists
April 2017 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
1. Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando , HC, 26.99
2. Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White, PUT, 27.00
3. A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham, HAR, 26.99
4. The Lost Order by Steve Berry, MPS, 28.99
5. Earthly Remains by Donna Leon, PER, 25.00
6. All by Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark, SS, 26.99
7. Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey, HC, 26.99
8. The Fix by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
9. The Vicious Circle by C.J. Box PUT, 27.00
10. The Burial Hour by Jeffrey Deaver , HAC, 28.00
Mass Market/Trade
1. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, SS, 16.00
2. No Man's Land by David Baldacci, HAC, 15.99
3. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni, BRL, 15.95
4. A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah,
5. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner, RH, 16.00
6. Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White, BRK, 9.99
7. This is Not Over by Holly Brown, HC, 15.99
8. A Hero of France by Alan Furst, RH, 16.00
9. King Maybe by Timothy Hallinan, RH, 15.95
10. Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson, ZEB, 9.99

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Signed First Editions
Steve Berry
The Lost Order*
C.J. Box
Vicious Circle
Dan Chaon
Ill Will*
Lee Child
No Middle Name*
Deborah Crombie
Garden of Lamentations
Jeffery Deaver
The Burial Hour*
James Grippando
Most Dangerous Place
Steve Hamilton
Exit Strategy
Greg Iles
Mississippi Blood*
Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell*
Hannah Tinti
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Charles Todd
Racing The Devil
Scott Turow
Lisa Unger
The Red Hunter
Karen White
The Night The Lights Went Out
Randy Wayne White
Mangrove Lightning
Jacqueline Winspear
In This Grave Hour*
 *Signed Tip-In 
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Book Reviews
The Force
By Don Winslow
Reviewed By Sue Wilder
Denny Malone is the "King of Manhattan North." He is a NYPD detective who heads an elite task force responsible for cleaning up the drugs, corruption, and guns in uptown Manhattan. He and his squad interface with the criminals and drug dealers as well as the various police agencies and precincts.
     Over the years, Denny and his crew gradually step over the boundaries between good policing by the book and activities that are criminal. They start small when presented with opportunities to take a few dollars, but escalate to major drug heists and murder.
     Unfortunately, corruption reaches all the way to the top of the police department and city government. The feds get Denny to start informing in a small way, but just as his crimes escalated, so does the level of incrimination required by the feds. Finally, the entire system of policing, government and crime are consumed by the investigation.
     Mr. Winslow has written one of the best "cop" books since Joseph Wambaugh. His protagonist Denny Malone is characterized perfectly with his fatal flaw. The authenticity shows through the meticulous research. The dialog is pitch perfect, the setting is real, and the characters are well drawn.
     As with his recent two books regarding the drug trade, The Cartel and The Power of the Dog, a reader will be hard pressed to put this book down. The Force is sure to appear on this year's "best" lists. Deservedly so. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and a MUST READ
HC 27.99

Bone Box  
By Faye Kellerman
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker are back in a new and exciting novel by Faye Kellerman.
While Rina is walking in the woods near the couple's new home in Greenbury, New York, taking photographs of nature in all its beauty, she stumbles across a partially buried bone. The bone turns out to be human. As Rina's husband and his team of police detectives and forensic experts dig they find more bones.
     The body has been buried for years with no evidence as to the identity. Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, realize that the body and possibly other bones in the same area probably belong to a missing college student from the Five Colleges of Upstate where Rina works. Decker and McAdams think they could be looking for a serial killer.
     As in all of her books, Kellerman uses her unique ability to blend Orthodox Judaism into a thrilling tale that keeps the reader turning the pages as she gently explores the world of the trans-gender college student. I learn something new with each of her books.
     Faye Kellerman is one of my favorite authors. She brings her characters to life, turning them into real people that readers can identify with. Her stories are well researched allowing her to expertly blend fact with fiction. Don't miss this one. William Morrow 27.99

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New Hardcovers in June     
Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse. Lori Shepherd is seated beside Mrs. Craven at the quilting bee, but Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death.  PUT 26.00
Rosecrans Baldwin - Last Kid Left. When a scandalous small-town crime goes viral, a teen girl takes center stage. MPS 27.00
Stefan Bechtel - Through a Glass Darkly. After the American Civil War, Spiritualism began to sweep across America and captivated Europe as well, especially England in the aftermath of the Great War and Great Influenza Epidemic. The movement's most famous spokesman was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. MPS 26.99
Dale Brown - Price of Duty. The U.S. and its Western allies come under a diabolical Russian cyber warfare attack. HC 28.99
Rita Mae Brown - Hiss Before Dying. In Crozet, Virginia Mary Minor Haristeen cleans her cupboards as her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead. The last thing they expect to find is a dead body. RH 27.00
Michele Campbell - It's Always the Husband. Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, swearing they would always be there for each other. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone is urging her to jump. MPS 26.99
Chris Carter - I Am Death. Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a grassy area by the Los Angeles International Airport, with her limbs stretched out, spread apart, in a five-point human star. SS 25.00
Lee Child - Match Up. Twenty-two of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. Edited by Lee Child. SS 27.00
 - No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories. A thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection. RH 27.00
Clive Cussler - Nighthawk. NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world's most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind's last. PUT 29.00
Karen Dionne - Marsh King's Daughter. A woman must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.  PUT 26.00
Paul Doiron - Knife Creek. When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he discovers a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. MPS 25.99

Hallie Ephron - You'll Never Know, Dear. Three generations of women are haunted by a little girl's disappearance, and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth. HC 26.99
John Farrow - Perish the Day. A co-ed, a college custodian and a professor, have been murdered in three separate incidents. Each victim is connected to the Dowbiggin School of International Relations, yet none seems connected to the other. MPS 25.99
Joseph Finder - Switch. A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless politics. PUT 28.00
Robert Gleason - And Into the Fire. After allying itself with Pakistan's intelligence services and notorious terrorist group, the Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan, ISIS is ready to achieve its ultimate dream: Forcing the US into a clash of civilizations in the Mideast. MPS 25.99
Leonard Goldberg - Daughter of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes's daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society. MPS 25.99
Lee Matthew Goldberg - Mentor. Kyle Broder, an editor at a major publishing house, is having dinner with his mentor, college professor, William Lansing, who mentions that he's been writing a novel. Kyle said he would love to read the manuscript, but it turns out to be not only horribly written, but the most depraved story Kyle has read. MPS 25.99
David Hagberg - Tower Down. A freelance killer, bombs a New York City pencil tower, killing hundreds of people. CIA legend Kirk McGarvey believes that someone in the Saudi Arabian government is behind the attack. MPS 25.99
Adam Hamdy - Pendulum. Photojournalist John Wallace struggles to consciousness to find he has been bound and blindfolded by a masked man who is preparing to hang him in his own living room. HAC 26.99
Jordan Harper - She Rides Shotgun. A girl marked for death must fight and steal to stay alive, learning from the most frightening man she knows - her father. HC 26.99
David Housewright - What the Dead Leave Behind. Former St. Paul, Minnesota police detective Rushmore McKenzie can't refuse when his stepdaughter, Erica, asks him for a favor. MPS 25.99
Victoria Houston - Dead Spider. Lewellyn Ferris and Doc Osborne must solve a murder that shatters the picturesque Wisconsin town of Loon Lake community at the height of summer. SS 24.99
Lisa Jackson - You Will Pay. Detective Lucas Dalton is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. ZEB 26.00
Brynn Kelly - Edge of Truth. Journalist Tess Newell is held hostage by the terrorist group she's investigating. Her only hope of survival is another prisoner, a French Foreign Legionnaire named Flynn. HC 22.99
Erin Kelly - He Said, She Said. A tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story. MPS 25.99
Dennis Lehane - Since We Fell. Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that life to fray. HC 27.99
Kristin Lepionka - Last Place You Look. Teenager Sarah Cook disappeared fifteen years ago, the night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton, was convicted of the murders. He claims he is innocent, but his execution is only weeks away when his sister says she has seen Sarah at an area gas station. MPS 25.99
Sarah Lotz - White Road. To attract subscribers to his website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie Simon Newman hires a guide to take him through the Cwm Pot caves, so he can film the journey and put it on the internet. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon's gruesome footage goes viral. In order to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto a trip to Everest where he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy. HAC 26.00
Stuart McBride - Dark So Deadly. An ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip and DC Callum MacGrego must find out which museum it's been stolen from. HC 26.99
Mike Maden - Tom Clancy's Point of Contact. Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you. PUT 29.00
Josh Malerman - Black Mad Wheel.   A group of musicians is recruited by the US government to track down the source of a strange and debilitating sound. HC 26.99
Edith Maxwell - Mulch Ado About Murder. In Westbury, Massachusetts organic farmer Cam Flaherty waits for much-needed rain. And storm clouds of mystery begin to gather. Once again, it's time to put away her sun hat and put on her sleuthing cap.  ZEB 25.00
Galt Niederhoffer - Poison. Abigail and Benjamin Borden have stable, successful careers. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly with small omissions and white lies. MPS 26.00
James Patterson - Murder Games. Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. 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. HAC 26.00
Bill Pronzini - Endgame. The Nameless Detective takes on two cases that will test his agency's resources. One case involves a woman whose husband died accidentally in a remote cabin in the Sierras. The other case is a missing person, but the person missing was agoraphobic and never left the house. MPS 24.99
Karen Robards - Ultimatum. Bianca St. Ives is known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole. HC 26.99
Nora Roberts - Come Sundown. The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. It's run by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead. But she isn't. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose, and her mind has been shattered. MPS 27.00
Gerald Seymour - No Mortal Thing. A novel of relentless power and mounting suspense, a brilliant portrayal of organized crime in Europe and the under-resourced men and women who fight it. MPS 26.99
Matthew Sullivan - Midnight at the Bright Ideas. When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left. SS 27.00
Scott Turow - Testimony. A legal thriller about an American prosecutor's investigation of a refugee camp's mystifying disappearance. HAC 29.00
Van Lustbader - Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative. General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived before his murder, to steal the U.S. president's nuclear launch codes. HAC 28.00
Martin Walker - Templar's Last Secret. A mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to Bruno, the beloved chief of police in the idyllic French town of St. Denis, to connect the tangled threads of past and present.  RH 25.95
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 retirement brings him no respite. An old friend calls him to Siena to give him urgent news that a notorious hit man has returned to Italy to kill Trotti. SO 26.95
Stuart Woods - Indecent Exposure. Stone Barrington learns that privacy is hard to come by when you're one of the rich and mighty. 28.00
Rio Youers - Forgotten Girl. Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He enjoys his peaceful life, but everything turns upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of thugs. MPS 26.99

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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, drunk and lost, Christian stumbles upon the body of a young woman in Golden Lane, an alley hard by Rudolf's great castle. MPS 28.00
Matthew Carr - Devils of Cardona. March 1584. T he priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. 16.00
Gary Corby - Singer from Memphis. A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus 15.95
Lindsey Davis - Graveyard of the Hesperides. First century Rome. Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. In the choice between planning a wedding and looking into a crime from long ago, Albia would much rather investigate a possible murder. 16.99

Tessa Harris - Sixth Victim. 1888 London's, East End. The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late. ZEB 25.00

Joseph Kanon - Defectors. In 1949, Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a Communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Now, twelve years later, he has written his memoirs, a KGB- approved project almost certain to be an international bestseller. SS 27.00
Alyssa Maxwell - Murder at Rough Point. In glittering Newport, Rhode Island, status is everything. But, despite being a poorer relation to the Vanderbilts, Emma Cross has shaped her own identity as a reporter and a sleuth. 15.00

Thomas Mullen - Darktown. A riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today's headlines. 16.00
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New Nonfiction in June
Jeff Buck - T akedown: A Small-Town Cop's Battle Against the Hells Angels and the Nation's Biggest Drug Gang. Jeff Buck's twenty years working undercover in the netherworld of drugs had left him burned out and grateful to assume the quiet job of police chief in the small town of Reminderville, Ohio. That is, until a simple domestic assault case turns out to have links to the murder of a drug runner in upstate New York and a syndicate smuggling billions of dollars in drugs across the U.S.-Canada border. 16.99
Anthony M. DeStefano - Mob Killer: The Bloody Rampage of Charles Carneglia, Mafia Hit Man. In a harrowing journey inside a ruthless criminal underworld, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano chronicles one man's life in a world of depraved acts of violence and the horrors that went with being a member of the Gambino family.  14.95

Wilifried Kaute - Murder in the City. New York 1910 - 1920. Night shadows are everywhere in New York. Parts of the city that are today among its trendiest neighborhoods were once the battlegrounds of evil forces, which left their mark in unforgettable ways. MPS 35.00
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich - Fact of a Body. Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder. The moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes, the moment she hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die.
Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. MPS 26.99
James Renner - True Crime Addict.When an eleven-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. In 2011, James began researching the disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. The result is an absorbing dual investigation of a complicated case that has eluded authorities for more than a decade and a journalist's own complicated true-crime addiction. 16.00

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New Paperbacks in June
James Abel - Cold Silence. While trying to alleviate the suffering of thousands in drought-stricken, war-torn Africa, ex-Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush receives a plea for help from a member of his old military unit, currently working as a geologist in a chaotic region of Somalia. 9.99
Ace Atkins - Innocents. Quinn Colson served more than a decade as a U.S. Army Ranger. He returned to his hometown, was elected sheriff, and tried to make the town and surrounding area a better place. He went back to the war zone when he was voted out of office.16.00
Lorna Barrett - Title Wave. Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, where a murderer has also booked passage. 7.99
Jefferson Bass - Without Mercy. Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton investigates when ravaged set of skeletal remains is found chained to a tree on a remote mountainside. 9.99
Quentin Bates - Thin Ice. When two small-time crooks rob Reykjavik's premier drugs dealer their plans start to unravel after their getaway driver fails to show. 13.99
Laurien Berenson - Live and Let Growl. Melanie Travis and her Aunt Peg go to a Kentucky dog show, where Aunt Peg, a judge at the show, reconnects with an old friend, Ellie Gates Wanamaker, former Standard Poodle exhibitor. The next day Ellie suffers a fatal accident while exercising her dogs. 7.99
Samuel Bjork - Owl Always Hunts at Night. When a troubled teenager disappears from an orphanage and is murdered, veteran investigator Holger Munch and his team are called into the case. 16.00
Sharon Bolton - Daisy in Chains. Hamish Wolfe is murdering young women. He claims his innocence and wants someone to investigate and to write his story. He contacts Maggie Rose, defense attorney and writer specializing in getting convictions overturned. 16.99
Rhys Bowen - Tell Me Pretty Maiden. Molly Murphy and her beau, Daniel Sullivan, stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of snow-covered Central Park. 15.99
Christine Carbo - Weight of Night. The forest is on firein Montana's Glacier National Park. When firefighters dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, they find a shallow grave containing human remains. 16.00
Elizabeth Lynn Casey - Patterned After Death. In Sweet Briar, South Carolina, former high school football stars Jake Davis and Noah Madden were rivals. Now, twenty years later, they team up for a business venture. There's only one suspect when Noah is murdered. 7.99
Harlan Coben - Home. Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home. 9.99
Kate Collins - Yews With Caution. Flower shop owner Abby Knight is out to help a friend in need but soon finds herself in the weeds. 7.99
John Connolly - Time of Torment. Jerome Burnel was once a hero, was imprisoned and brutalized. In his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. 16.00
Jill Dawson - Crime Writer. A dark snapshot into the life of Patricia Highsmith that immerses readers into the intoxicating, nightmarish psyche of this brilliant, complex author.   15.99
Bruce DeSilva - Scourge of Vipers. A serious exploration of the hypocrisy surrounding sports gambling and the corrupting influence of big money on politics. 14.99
Alex Erickson - Death by Vanilla Latte. Ever since café owner Krissy Hancock settled into a relationship and forgot about old flames, life has become surprisingly serene. Too bad her father, famed mystery writer James Hancock, had to pay an unexpected visit to Death by Coffee and brew up a batch of trouble. 7.99
Janet Evanovich - Curious Minds. First in a new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry. 8.99
J. Jefferson Farjeon - Ben on the Job. Ben the tramp, with his usual genius for trouble, runs into danger when he finds a dead body. 12.99
Vickie Fee - One Fete in the Grave. Party planner Liv McKay has put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee. Her sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. 7.99
Kay Finch - Black Cat Sees His Shadow. Mystery novelist Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, set out to catch a conniving killer.  7.99
Joseph Finder - Guilty Minds. A timely thriller exploring how even the most powerful can be brought down by a carefully crafted lie and how the secrets we keep can never truly stay buried.  9.99
 - Power Play. A band of armed backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner at a remote retreat for a troubled company. 9.99
Candice Fox - Eden. Homicide detective Frank Bennett and his partner, Eden Archer, are called to investigate when three girls are reported missing. 9.99
George Galdorisi - Tom Clancy's OP Center Dark Zone. The brutal murder of an undercover agent reveals a plot to incite a full-fledged war between Russia and Ukraine. 16.99
W. E. B. Griffin - Broken Trust. Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne thinks nothing can shock him until the case of a young socialite's death lands on his desk. 9.99
Glen Erik Hamilton - Hard Cold Winter. Former Army Ranger and thief Van Shaw is thrust into danger as lethal and unpredictable as the war he left behind. 9.99
Sophie Hannah - Closed Casket. Lady Athelinda Playford, beloved children's author, springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny, and leave her fortune to an invalid with only weeks to live. 14.99
John Hart - Redemption Road. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen. 16.99
Elizabeth Heathcote - Undertow. A woman hunts for the truth when she realizes she might have married a killer.   15.99
April Henry - Girl I Used to Be. Olivia was three years old when her mother was murdered. Everyone suspected her father who disappeared. Fourteen years later new evidence proves Olivia's father was murdered the same day her mother died. 9.99
Debbie Howells - Beauty of the End. A man is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation and forced to confront the secrets of his ex-lover's past. 15.00
Iris Johansen - Night Watch. Kendra Michaels receives a visit from Dr. Charles Waldridge, the researcher who gave her sight through a new medical procedure. He tells her he is troubled, but he can't discuss details. When he disappears Kendra recruits government agent-for-hire Adam Lynch to help. 9.99
Craig Johnson - Highwayman.
Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to Wind River Canyon, an area referred to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication. There, she begins to receive "officer needs assistance" calls from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who died nearly a half-century ago. 13.00  
Neil Jordan - Drowned Detective. Jonathan is a private detective in a decaying eastern European city. An elderly couple asks him to investigate the disappearance of their daughter, who has been missing for nearly two decades. 18.00
Julia Keller - Killing in the Hills. In Acker's Gap, West Virginia, three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner. Half the town witnesses the act, but it happened so fast, no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter. 8.99
Shari Lapena - Couple Next Door. Anne and Marco Conti are at a dinner party next door when their baby daughter, Cora, goes missing from her crib. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets they've kept for years. 16.00
Victoria Laurie - Grave Prediction. When Abby is sent to Los Angeles to help train FBI officers to use their intuition, she encounters a case that only she can solve: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues. 7.99
Pierre LeMaitre - Blood Wedding. Sophie Duguet thought she was becoming absentminded when she started forgetting things. When she was detained by the police for shoplifting, a crime she didn't remember committing, the confusion and blackouts that had begun to plague her took on a more sinister cast. 16.99
Allison Leotta - Last Good Girl. P rosecutor Anna Curtis is at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman. 15.99
Martin Limon - Ping Pong Heart. South Korea, 1974. US Army Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing twenty-five thousand won from him, a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two different accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. 15.95
Margot Livesey - Mercury. Donald is an optometrist in suburban Boston. His wife, Viv, runs the local stables. Then Mercury, a gorgeous young thoroughbred with a murky past, arrives at Windy Hill and their lives change. 15.99
Kylie Logan - French Fried.   Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, owner of Terminal at the Tracks ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week. For expert help with their quiche and escargot, they turn to Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud, former French chef and friend of Sophie. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from soufflé to sleuth.   7.99
Malcolm Mackay - Night the Rich Men Burned. Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. 15.99
Meg Macy - Bearly Departed. The Silver Bear Shop and Factory might be the cutest place around, but there's nothing warm and fuzzy about murder.   15.00
Kat Martin - Beyond Reason. Five weeks ago, Carly Drake stood at her grandfather's grave. Now she's burying Drake Trucking's top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. 7.99
Jason Matthews - Palace of Treason. Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service is also working for the CIA. Her "sparrow" training in the art of sexual espionage complicates the mortal risks she must take, as does her love for her handler Nate Nash, a shared lust that is as dangerous as treason.16.99
Staci McLaughlin - Marriage is Pure Murder. Wedding bells are ringing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California's postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand.   7.99
Hollie Overton - Baby Doll. A young woman, held captive in one room, mentally and physically abused, since she was sixteen, realizes one night that her captor has left the door to her cell unlocked. For the first time in eight years she's free. Or is she? 15.99
B. A. Paris - Behind Closed Doors. Jack and Grace seem like the perfect couple. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. But not all is what it seems. 15.99
James Patterson - 15th Affair. Lindsay Boxer's life begins to unravel when a beautiful blonde woman linked to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's. 9.99
 - Cross the Line. A man is killed in what appears to be road rage. Alex Cross has just begun asking questions when he's called across town to investigate the murder of Washington's chief of detectives. 16.99
L. F. Robertson - Two Lost Boys. Janet Moodie, a death row appeals attorney, represents Marion 'Andy' Hardy, who was convicted along with his brother, Emory, of the rape and murder of two women. Emory received a life sentence while Andy got the death penalty, labeled the ringleader despite his low IQ and Emory's dominant personality. Andy may be guilty, but does he deserve to die? 14.95
M.J. Rose - Secret Language of Stones. La Fantasie Russie, owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé to the famous Faberge, is known to the city's fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and unique designs. Opaline Duplessi makes trench watches for soldiers at the front, and mourning jewelry for the survivors of those who have fallen. Some claim that Opaline's creations are magical. 16.00
James Runcie - Sydney Chambers and the Persistence of Love. Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in a bluebell wood with his daughter Anna and their ageing Labrador Byron when they stumble upon a body. 17.00
Maggie Sefton - Knit to Be Tied. In Fort Connor, Colorado, t he friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a shy, sweet, and pregnant, Nancy Marsted. She wants to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are happy to help. They soon learn that the father of Nancy's baby isn't quite the man she dreamed he was. Then one dark night a speeding car fatally mows down the dad-to-be and strikes a cyclist, spinning the town into a frenzy. 7.99
Georges Simenon - Maigret at Picratts. When a Montmarte stripper overhears a plot to murder a countess, Maigret is on the case. 12.00
 - Maigret Takes a Room. When a man is killed outside a Parisian boarding house, Maigret moves in to get to the bottom of it.  13.00
Gerard Stembridge - What She Saw. Lana Gibson, an American woman who's escaped her ordinary life for a stay at the Hotel Chevalier in Paris witnesses a young woman caught in the clutches of a threatening-looking older man. She alerts the police, plunging herself into a firestorm of intrigue and becoming a target herself. 15.99
Brad Thor - Foreign Agent. Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control. The United States has decided on a dramatic response. Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative. 9.99
Scott Turow - Innocent. In the sequel to Presumed Innocent, Turow continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife. 9.99
Carl-Johan Vallgren - Boy in the Shadows. In a Stockholm subway station in 1970, a father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel is howling in his stroller and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the elevator. A woman offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished. The kidnapping becomes a national sensation, but the boy is never found. Today, Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. 16.99
F. Paul Wilson - Panacea. Two secret societies vie for control of the ultimate medical miracle known as Panacea. 9.99
James W. Ziskin - Cast the First Stone. February 1962 : Tony Eberle has just scored his first role in a Hollywood movie, and the publisher of his hometown newspaper in upstate New York wants a profile. Reporter Ellie Stone is dispatched to Los Angeles for the story, but when she arrives, Tony has vanished. 15.95

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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