Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
   April, 2017                                                                                                     Volume 22, Number 4             
Events in May
Women's Nat'l Book Assoc. of S. Fl  Meeting
Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 PM
Author and freelance writer, Mary Thurman Yuhas, will discuss
How to write a winning pitch to magazines and other publications. She has contributed to numerous publications including the Sun-Sentinel, USA Today, China Daily USA, the Washington Times, Harvard Square Editions, Gulfstream Media Group (Design magazines and Gold Coast and Fort Lauderdale and Boca Living magazines,) Palm Beach Illustrated magazine, Boca magazine,  the Sun-Sentinel community blog, and her blog,
Members, free. Guests, $10 or join for $40. Wine and lite bites served.

Alex Segura Signs Dangerous Ends
 Steph Post Signs Lightwood:
Thursday, May 11 at 7 PM
Novelist and comic book writer Alex Segura is the author of Silent City and Down the Darkest Street. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son.
Dangerous Ends
As Pete Fernandez, PI and partner Kathy  Bentley take on a case no one wants, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a bloodthirsty gang of pro-Castro killers who want to wipe Pete off the Miami Map.
PGW 24.99

Steph Post, a recipient of the Patricia Cornwell Scholarship and the Vereen Bell Writing Award, has been published in the anthology Stephen King's Contemporary Classics among others. Her first novel, A Tree Born Crooked, was a semifinalist for The Big Moose Prize. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
When Judah Cameron returns to rural Silas, Florida, after a stint in prison, he is determined to live a clean life with his love, Ramey Barrow. But pressured by his family's leader, Sherwood, he takes part in robbing a biker gang, bringing on the wrath of a megalomaniacal Pentacostal preacher.PGW 25.99

Wendy Dingwall Signs Toxic Cruise:
Saturday, May 13 at 1 PM
Wendy Dingwall formerly owned and operated a travel agency in South Florida.  In July, 2009 she started Canterbury House Publishing, Ltd. and is currently the acting CEO and Publisher.
When she is not devoting herself to publishing and promoting fellow authors, Dingwall has since fulfilled a lifelong dream by writing her own mystery series.
Toxic Cruise 
Travel agent Yvonne Suarez takes a vacation bringing along her eight-year-old daughter. When a passenger is poisoned, Yvonne's curiosity draws her to investigate the cause, and she soon discovers an evil obsession that leads to murder. 14.99
Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Gregg E. Brickman Signs Imperfect Defense 
 Randy Rawls Signs Justice Secured
Friday, May 19 at 7 PM 
A nurse herself, Gregg E. Brickman writes novels involving strong, creative nurses who use their skills to help others, confront danger, and stay alive.Credits include Imperfect Defense, Illegal Intent, She Learned to Die, Plan to Kill, Imperfect Daddy, Imperfect Contract,  and Illegally Dead.
Imperfect Defense 
Elder abuse becomes a reality to nurse Sophia Burgess after her elderly friend is murdered and the father-in-law of a powerful man comes to the hospital with injuries that do not look accidental. When her superiors don't see it her way and refuse to report the suspected abuse, Sophia's fiancé, Detective Ray Stone, encourages her to make the call.Detective Stone works the murder case, but the closer he gets, the more dangerous Sophia's situation becomes. Must she pay the ultimate price for trying to protect the innocent?12.99

Randy Rawls is a retired U.S. Army officer where he served in an intelligence and security capacity. Following retirement, he continued serving in the Department of Defense. He has twelve published books in three series and one historical plus several short stories in various anthologies. Randy writes because he enjoys it and smiles, because life is fun.
Justice Secured 
A clandestine government task force summons Josh Hawkins, South Florida PI and ex-Army Special Forces officer, away from monitoring a wife-killer trial his prosecutor fiancée is conducting. The task force leader suggests Josh find a permanent solution to halting the activities of an untouchable crime lord, Henri Blanc. Torn between loyalty to his government and the implied assumption he is an assassin for hire, Josh must decide if there a place for compassion when fighting evil. 12.99 
 Snacks and refreshments will be served

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We Are on
Winter Store Hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6
Sunday  12 - 5

We Are Closed  
Memorial Day
May 29

Wed, May 10 at 6:30 PM of
Women's Natl. Book Assoc. of S. FL
How to
 Write a Winning Pitch
 Mary Thurman Yuhas
Guests: $10.
Or join for $40.
Wine and lite bites served

Thu, May 11 at 7 PM
Alex Segura signs
Dangerous Ends 24.99
Steph Post signs
Lightwood 25.99

Sat, May 13 at 1 PM
Wendy Dingwall signs
Toxic Cruise 14.99

Fri, May 19 at 7 PM
Gregg E. Brickman signs
Imperfect Defense 12.99
Randy Rawls signs
Justice Secured 12.99

Book Clubs

Tuesday Murder Club
Tue, May 16 at 6:30
I Am Pilgrim  
By Terry Hayes 17.00 
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, May 21 at 3 PM
The Passenger
By Lisa Lutz 15.00 

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Mystery Book Store

273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
Fax:561-279 -7759

We Are on
Winter Store Hours
Mon - Sat 10 - 6
Sunday  12 - 5

We Are Closed  
Memorial Day
May 29

Bestseller Lists
March 2017 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
1. Mangrove Lightning by Randy Wayne White, PUT, 27.00
2. Vicious Circle by C.J. Box , PUT, 27.00
3. What You Break By Reed Farrel Coleman, PUT, 27.00
4. The Freedom Broker by K.J. Howe, HAC, 26.99
5. Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles, HC, 28.99
6. Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey, HC, 26.99
7. Ill Will by Dan Chaon, RH, 28.00
8. The Dry by Jane Harper, MPS, 25.99
9. Racing The Devil by Charles Todd, MPS, 25.99
10. Unpunished by Lisa Black, ZEB, 27.00
Mass Market/Trade
1. Bum Luck by Paul Levine, BRL, 15.95
2. The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander, ZEB, 15.00
3. Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman, BRK, 16.00
4. Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner, RH, 16.00
5. Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White, BRK, 9.99
6. Twice Told Tail by Ali Brandon, BRK, 7.99
7. The Last Mile by David Baldacci, HAC, 9.99
8. That Darkness by Lisa Black, ZEB, 9.99
9. Death By Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake, ZEB, 7.99
10. The Silence Of The Flans by Laura Bradford, BRK, 7.99

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Signed First Editions
Steve Berry
The Lost Order*
C.J. Box
Vicious Circle
Dan Chaon
Ill Will*
Nancy J. Cohen
Facials Can Be Fatal
Deborah Crombie
Garden of Lamentations
David G. Dalin
Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan
Jeffery Deaver
The Burial Hour*
Heather Graham and
Jon Land
The Rising
James Grippando
Most Dangerous Place
Greg Iles
Mississippi Blood*
Steph Post
Alex Segura
Dangerous Ends
April Smith
Home Sweet Home
Charles Todd
Racing The Devil
Randy Wayne White
Mangrove Lightning
Jacqueline Winspear
In This Grave Hour*
                                                                  *Signed Tip-In
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Book Reviews
Dangerous Ends
By Alex Segura
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
In this third in Alex Segura's Pete Fernandez Mystery series, Fernandez has settled into an easy, if somewhat boring life as a P.I.The days of chasing murderous killers are behind him. Or are they?
     Pete hesitates when his partner Kathy Bentley approaches him with a potential new client, because the case involves Gaspar Varela, a former Miami police officer serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife. The client, Varela's daughter, supported her father's claims of innocence.
     As Pete and Kathy wade into the case, they also find themselves in the crosshairs of Los Enfermos, a bloodthirsty gang of pro-Castro killers and drug dealers.  They find themselves entangled in something even older and more surprising--a bloody, political hit ordered by Fidel Castro himself, that left a still-healing scar on Pete--and his dead father's--past.
     Dangerous Ends is a fast-paced, engaging read with memorable characters, a twisty plot, a climax complete with a machete, and a setting so well-described that it could be an additional character. This reader was thoroughly absorbed in the story from page one.  PGW, Signed: 24.99

Proving Ground
By Peter Blauner
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Finally, after over a decade, a new crime thriller from Peter Blauner.  The story opens with Natty "Dread" Dresden coming to NYC for his father's funeral, a murder victim.
     Natty is an army veteran with both medals and scars from his service in Iraq.  He enlisted partly as a reaction to his father David, a civil rights attorney leaning heavily to the left.  Despite the strong father and son rift, Natty becomes involved in the murder investigation.
     Complications multiply due to David Dresden's focus on past lawsuits against the police department and a current case involving the FBI.  Ben Grimaldi, David's lifelong friend and law partner, has always been close with Natty, but his alliances come into question as well.
     Lourdes Robles, a rising star in the detective division, is partnered with veteran detective Sully, who will retire once the murder investigation is done.  Add in a PTSD psychologist with her own demons, Natty's mother with her own secrets and several supporting characters, for a wonderfully strong cast of characters that drives the story with just enough dialog.
     Proving Ground is a top notch urban crime thriller, written in Mr. Blauner's fine style.  It is billed as the first in the Lourdes Robles series, so this reader is hoping that there will not be another 10 year wait for Mr. Blauner's next book.
Highly recommended.  If you are a fan of Dennis Lehane, Richard Price or Don Winslow, start reading immediately! Minotaur 25.99

Imperfect Defense
By Gregg E. Brickman
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
Sophia Burgess, an emergency department nurse, discovers the battered body of her elderly friend, Millie Peers, then cares for Ralph Hoffman, a hard-of-hearing and blind senior who may have been pushed down a flight of steps.
     Ralph lives with his daughter Melinda Silebi, her husband Franco, and their adult son, Gabriel. Franco, a powerful businessman and a hospital board member, says Ralph fell attempting to go downstairs without help. Later, she learns that Ralph's wife, Lorraine, an Alzheimer's victim, tumbled down the same stairs to her death a few months earlier.
    While Detective Ray Stone, Sophia's on-again, off-again fiancé, investigates Millie's murder, Sophia becomes convinced someone in Ralph's family abused him.
     As the tale unfolds, Sophia confronts one stone wall after another, as forces block her access to information and spur her desire to uncover the truth. This makes for an compelling story.
     Gregg Brickman has mastered all the tools for keeping the reader riveted. Her characters are engaging and believable. Her depiction of the hospital setting is informed and enhanced by her years in nursing. Brickman writes what she knows and does it well. The police procedural aspects are likewise well-portrayed. The relationship between Sophia and Ray is complex and enjoyable to read. It is a privilege and a pleasure see these two characters in their work and at home. As the story builds to its climax, so does the reader's appreciation of Gregg Brickman's talents.
Highly recommended. Signed: 12.99

Justice Secured 
By Randy Rawls 
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine  
Out of curiosity, Josh Hawkins, South Florida PI and ex-Army Special Forces officer, responds to a strange summons and learns that an undercover government task force wants him to pursue an "untouchable" and "invisible" crime lord. Josh's task: make him disappear, technique not to be questioned. Josh resents the assumption that he is an assassin-for-hire, but loyalty to his government drives him to accept. When the crime lord learns of Josh's mission, the odds change, turning Josh into both the hunter and the hunted. In this war between good and evil, is compassion to be ignored?
     Randy Rawls is a writer whose work shines especially bright when his protagonist is faced with a conflict. There, the author shows us, not only the tension building in the plot, but the character's reactions to it. In Justice Secured, Hawkins is faced with just such a conflict, and Randy Rawls displays Hawkins' dilemma and its resolution with great finesse.
     Also worth noting are Rawls' depictions of the characters, who seem to leap from the page. Although Rawls takes the reader into a world few have experienced, his "people" are lifelike and intriguing to follow through the book. His description brings the South Florida setting to life as well.
     If you are seeking a suspenseful read with believable characters and an intriguing plot, Justice Secured is for you. Signed: 12.99

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New Hardcovers in May    
Barbara Allan - Antiques Frame. With their reality TV series, Antiques Sleuths, Brandy Borne and her mother, Vivian, have a real hit on their hands. But another "hit" enters the picture, after a rival bidder becomes a one-woman show at their televised auctions. ZEB 25.00
Ross Armstrong - Watcher. Lily Gullick and her husband, Aiden, live in a flat opposite an estate marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbors. One day Lily sees something suspicious and soon her elderly neighbor, Jean, is found dead. HC 26.99
Ace Atkins - Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies. Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a con man's trail of smoke and mirrors. But it looks like the grifter's latest double cross may be his last. PUT 27.00
David Baldacci - Fix. Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. HAC 29.00
Peter Blauner - Proving Ground. When Nathaniel Dresden's father, a civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements, is found murdered near Brooklyn's Prospect Park, he is forced to deal with their unresolved relationship. MPS 25.99
Bryn Chancellor - Sycamore. Out for a hike in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine.  HC 26.99
William Christie - Single Spy. In 1936 Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov,16, an orphan and a thief, is caught and taken to Moscow, to the headquarters of the secret police. He is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy into Nazi Germany under the identity of his best friend, the long lost nephew of a high ranking Nazi official, or disappear in the basement of the Lubyanka. MPS 25.99
Ann Cleeves - Cold Earth. In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. In the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. MPS 25.99
Susan Cox - Man in the Microwave Oven. To escape a family scandal in her native England, Theo Bogart changed her name and moved to San Francisco, where she runs a soap store, Aromas. But her life was upended when a murder rocked her neighborhood. Now, just as the dust is settling, her best friend, Nat Moore, finds a human finger in the microwave oven at his coffee shop. MPS 26.99
Hannah Dennison - Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch. When the only copy of Iris Stanford's new manuscript never arrives at her London publisher's office, her daughter investigates the tiny local village post office, where it appears the package never left the building. MPS 25.99
Charlie Donlea - Girl Who Was Taken. A haunting novel, laden with twists and high tension, about two abducted girls, one who returns, one who doesn't, and the forensics expert searching for answers. ZEB 25.00
Brian Freeman - Marathon. On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd the streets for the city's annual Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line. Then there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. HAC 26.99
Agnete Friis - What My Body Remembers. Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn't remember anything about that night or her childhood before it-but her body remembers. The PTSD-induced panic attacks she now suffers incapacitate her for hours at a time, sometimes days. SO 25.95
Steve Hamilton - Exit Strategy. Nick Mason fights to take back control from the crime lord who owns his life, as he races to complete a daring and dangerous new mission. PUT 26.00
Carolyn Hart - Walking on My Grave. Bookseller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand. PUT 26.00
Paula Hawkins - Into the Water. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. PUT 28.00
Sasscer Hill - Flamingo Road. Baltimore police officer Fia McKee is put on leave for excessive use of force. Given a second chance, she is sent to work undercover for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) at the Gulfstream Park in Florida, where her assignment is to watch two racetrack workers suspected of illegal activities. MPS 25.99
Stephen Hunter - G Man. Bob Lee Swagger saga uncovers his family's secret gun war with 1930s gangsters like John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson. PUT 27.00
Lee Irby - Unreliable. Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate his mother's wedding to a much younger man. Edwin lies. He may or may not be sleeping with his students, he may or may not be getting fired, and he may or may not have killed his ex-wife, a lover, and his brand-new stepsister. RH 26.95
Iris Johansen - No Easy Target. Margaret Douglas has the ability to understand and communicate with animals. Animals were her only friends during childhood. Now Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, but her abilities have been noticed by those who would use them for their own purposes. MPS 27.99
Peter Kirsanow - Target Omega. A propulsive, high-stakes debut thriller where one extraordinary operator holds the key to saving the world from Armageddon. All he needs to do is stay alive.  PUT 26.00
Kent Lester - Seventh Sun. A seemingly random murder alerts scientist Dan Clifford to a global conspiracy that stretches from the halls of Washington to the Honduran coast. Illegal, undersea activities have uncovered a primordial secret that is wreaking havoc on aquatic life and the local human population. MPS 25.99
Wil Mara - Fallout. Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, is hit by a monster storm. When a massive lightning strike hits one of the nuclear reactors that provides power to Silver Lake and much of the state, Sarah Redmond, acting mayor of Silver Lake, and her husband, an EMT, find themselves battling the storm and nuclear disaster. MPS 27.99
G. A. McKevett - Every Body on Deck.  P.I. Savannah Reid has no problem mixing business with pleasure, especially if that means a free trip. But when a murder rocks the boat, she may be in over her head. ZEB 25.00
Sara Paretsky - Fallout. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. HC 27.99
James Patterson - 16th Seduction. Detective Lindsay Boxer struggles to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew and must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.  HAC 29.00
James and Jack Patterson - Penguins of America. A beautifully illustrated, humorous book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his talented son that shows how humans and penguins really aren't that different after all.  HAC 20.00
Peggy O'Neal Peden - Your Killin Heart. Campbell Hall visits the Nashville mansion of country icon Jake Miller, where she discovers more than a few sequined suits and priceless memorabilia. She finds Jake's widow resting in a bedroom on the main floor. MPS 25.99
John Sandford - Golden Prey. Lucas Davenport's first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory. PUT 29.00
Susan C. Shea - Love and Burgundy. Katherine Goff, an American expat living in Burgundy, finds herself deep in the town's secrets when the elderly Frenchman living in the village chateau is found dead at the bottom of a staircase. MPS 24.99
David Swinson - Crime Song. Frank Marr was a good cop with a bad habit, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC police. Now barely eking out a living as a private investigator, he agrees to take on a family case: a favor for his aunt, who was like a second mother to him growing up. HAC 26.00
Plum Sykes - Party Girls Die in Pearls. It's 1985, and at Oxford University where Ursula Flowerbutton arrives for her first term and discovers a glamorous classmate on a chaise longue with her throat cut. HC 26.99
Lisa Unger - Red Hunter. Claudia Bishop is looking for a fresh start after a brutal assault. She finds refuge in a growing blog and a home restoration project in a crumbling old house with an ugly history and long buried secrets. Zoey Drake struggles with the childhood memory of the home invasion murder of her parents. The two women are on a collision course because Zoey's past nightmare and Claudia's dreams for her future take place in the very same house. SS 25.99
Paul Vidich - Good Assassin. Former CIA Agent George Mueller arrives in Havana in August 1958 just before the fall of Cuban dictator Batista, to investigate a CIA officer suspected of harboring sympathies for the rebel forces fighting the Batista regime. SS 25.00
Delphine de Vigan - Based on a True Story. A chilling work of fiction based on a true story about a friendship gone terrifyingly toxic and the nature of reality. MPS 28.00
Pamela Wechsler - Graves. Abby Endicott, chief of the Boston District Attorney's homicide unit is top pick to be the next District Attorney. But with two college-aged girls dead and another missing, time is running out. When the sons of a prominent government official are linked to the murders, Abby will stop at nothing to find justice for the girls. MPS 25.99
Stuart Woods - Fast and Loose. Stone Barrington is presented with a unique business opportunity by members of a prestigious family, who require a man of Stone's skills to overcome a sticky situation. PUT 28.00

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New Historicals in May
Emily Brightwell - Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong. Thomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was a con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. 7.99

Barbara Cleverly - Diana's Alter. Cambridge, 1933. On All Hallows' Eve, in a candlelit pew in ancient All Hallows Church, Doctor Adelaide Hartest is just in time to hear a dying man's final confession: that he has plunged the dagger into his own chest, and that his death will be a suicide, despite its suspicious appearance. 15.95

Kristin Hannah - Nightingale. The stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. 16.99

Rosemary Simpson - What the Dead Leave Behind.As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie waits in her palatial Fifth Avenue home for her fiancé's safe return. More than two hundred people are found to have died in the icy storm, including Prudence's fiancé, his body frozen, his head crushed, his fingers clutching a single playing card, the ace of spades. ZEB 25.00

Victoria Thompson - Murder in the Bowery.  A Gaslight Mystery in which Sarah Brandt and Frank Malloy search for a connection between a murdered newsie and a high society woman. PUT 26.00
 - Murder at Morningside Heights. Midwife Sarah Brandt and private detective Frank Malloy investigate a death in the field of higher learning.  7.99 
Charles Todd - Shattered Tree. World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier's background and uncover his true loyalties. 14.99

Beth Underdown - Witchfinder's Sister. Essex, England, 1645. Alice Hopkins finds refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. But when she discovers that Matthew is a ruthless hunter of suspected witches, she is torn between devotion to her brother and horror at what he's become. RH 28.00

Jenni L. Walsh - Becoming Bonnie.
The summer of 1927 and Bonnelyn Parker is a sharp girl with plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. But when Roy springs a proposal on her, and financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's. Then she meets Clyde Barrow. MPS 25.99 
Darcie Wilde - Purely Private Matter. Rosalind Thorne strives to aid those in need while navigating the halls of high society. 15.00

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New Nonfiction in May
Michael Cannell - Incendiary. Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. MPS 26.99

Pamela Des Barres -
Let It Bleed: How to Write a Rockin' Memoir. Des Barres guides women through the process of writing their memoirs.  18.00

Eva Dillon - Spies in the Family. A thrilling memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer, telling the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. HC 28.99
Vincent Di Maio - Morgue. Vincent Di Maio, MD, guides us into cases that have made him famous, from the exhumation of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and the racially charged shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, to the unmasking of a serial baby-killer and the mysterious death of troubled genius Vincent van Gogh. 17.00

DK - Crime Book. This is an essential guide to criminology, exploring the most infamous cases of all time, from serial killers to mob hits to war crimes and more. PUT 25.00

David Grann - Killers of the Flower Moon. A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. RH 29.95
James Patterson - Filthy Rich. Jeffrey Epstein had it all but wanted more. His taste for young girls resulted in his stunning fall from grace. 16.99
Charles J. Shields - Mockingbird. Harper Lee, the creator of To Kill a Mockingbird , is brought to life through many highlights including her girlhood as a tomboy in tiny Monroeville, Alabama; the murder trial that made her father's reputation and inspired her great work and her journey to Kansas as Truman Capote's ally and research assistant to help report the story of In Cold Blood. 17.99
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New Paperbacks in May
Megan Abbott - You Will Know Me. A violent death rocks the close-knit gymnastics community and everything Katie and Eric Knox have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.   14.99
Ellery Adams - Killer Characters. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. 7.99
Ahmet Altan - Endgame.   An unnamed writer visits a small town and finds himself involved in a mystery with existentialist implications. 18.00
Donna Andrews - Die Like an Eagle. Meg is team mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ballfield. 7.99
Mary Kay Andrews - Weekenders. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle, North Carolina when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry, Riley is confronted by a process server and her husband is nowhere to be found. 16.99
Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure. Lori Shepherd finds a gold and garnet bracelet that once belonged to Aunt Dimity while exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch. When Lori shows the bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens memories of a doomed youthful romance in London after the War. 14.00
Ace Atkins - Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn. The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church in Boston's South End killed three firefighters. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, Boston firefighter Jack McGee suspects arson.   9.99
Linwood Barclay - Twenty-Three. Dozens are dead in Promise Falls from a flu-like virus. Investigator Cal Weaver discovers mass poisoning and a tainted water supply. 9.99
Cara Black - Murder on the Quai. November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. The week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée's life as she knows it. 15.99
Sandra Block - Secret Room. Rumors are flying that Dr. Zoe Goldman is an angel of death- intentionally helping hopeless cases go to a "better place" or, a dangerously incompetent doctor. 14.99
Kathleen Bridge - Ghostal Living. The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett is decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumor has it Hollingsworth possesses an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When he is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose. 7.99
Rita Mae Brown - Tall Tail. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her animal friends seek to solve a whodunit rooted in eighteenth-century Virginia, uncovering a shocking secret that refuses to stay buried. 7.99
Mollie Cox Bryan - No Charm Intended. Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a "wildcrafting" retreat at her Victorian home in Indigo Gap, North Carolina. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. 7.99
Julia Buckley - Death in Dark Blue. An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night.  7.99
Kate Carlisle - Books of a Feather.  San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright's latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. 7.99
Bailey Cattrell - Nightshade for Warning. Elliana Allbright's custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering attention, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity. 7.99
Kimberly Chambers - Trap. Vinny and Roy Butler are the apple of their mum's eye. But Queenie knows they can play dirty. Now it seems that Vinny has crossed the wrong person. 12.99
Lee Child - Night School. It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. 9.99
Mary Higgins Clark - As Time Goes By. A news reporter develops an interest in her birth parents just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband. 7.99
Peg Cochran - Dead and Berried. Monica Albertson's plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms.  When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame.   7.99
Ben Coes - First Strike. A covert program was created to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But Tristan Nazir double-crosses America. 9.99
Michael Connelly - Wrong Side of Goodbye. Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed.  15.99
Blake Crouch - Dark Matter. The last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious is "are you happy with your life?" He awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. 16.00
Clive Cussler - Emperor's Revenge. The Oregon crew is under attack from a rouge hacker. 9.99
Hannah Dennison - Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall. When antique dealer Kat Stanford stumbles upon the partially mummified body of a young woman in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall, suspicion falls on those who had been living there many years ago. 15.99
Paul Doiron - Widowmaker. When a mysterious woman in distress appears outside his home, Mike Bowditch has no clue she is about to blow his world apart. 9.99
Christopher Farnsworth - Killfile. John Smith can access other people's thoughts. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the Agency and now works as a private consultant. His latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee, a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston, and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he's stolen. 9.99
Phillippe Georget - Crimes of Winter. Crime, suspense, and marital woes combine in this atmospheric procedural set in the seemingly quiet Mediterranean town of Perpignan. 18.00
Sally Goldenbaum - Murder at Lambswool Farm. In Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm.  Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.  15.00
Lisa Hall - Tell Me No Lies. Steph and Mark have just moved house, trying to find a way forward after all the secrets, lies and betrayal. But starting over isn't always easy, especially when someone will go to any lengths to make sure you never forget. 12.99
Steve Hamilton - Second Life of Nick Mason. Nick Mason has spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release twenty years early.  He accepts, but the deal comes with a terrible price. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, Nick must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. 16.00
Sherry Harris - Good Day to Buy. Sarah Winston's estranged brother, Luke, shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town. Earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife who are her clients.   7.99
James Hayman - Girl on the Bridge. On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when she was assaulted by six members of the college football team. 12.99
James Hilton - Search and Destroy. Brothers Danny and Clay Gunn were raised an ocean apart. Both served in the military, and both work as private military contractors and freelance "fixers". But when they save a woman from an assassination attempt in the Nevada desert they become targets of a paramilitary team under orders from the government. 7.99
Tami Hoag - Bitter Season. Minneapolis, a murder from the past and one from the present collide. 9.99
Stephen King - Creepshow. The graphic novel adaptation of the classic horror anthology film written by Stephen King, with art by Bernie Wrightson.18.00
William Kent Krueger - Manitou Canyon. The lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork O'Connor vanishes days before his daughter's wedding . 16.00
Jens Lapidus - Stockholm Delete. When a house alarm goes off in Värmdö, an island in Stockholm's archipelago, a security guard shows up expecting a break-in. Instead, he finds an unidentifiable body, brutally slaughtered. 16.95
Laura Levine - Murder Has Nine Lives. Freelance writer Jaine Austen has signed up for a new job, and her cat Prozac is slated to star in a major commercial. But when the claws come out behind the scenes, Jaine worries that murder might be the only thing to meow about. 7.99
Francine Mathews - Death in a Cold Hard Light. The Coast Guard pulled the lifeless body of twenty-one-year-old athlete Jay Santorski from the frigid waters near the harbor jetties. What was he doing out alone in the storm-churned bay? 15.95
Edith Maxwell - Murder Most Fowl. Spring may be just around the corner, but a cold-blooded killer has put the big chill on the residents of Westbury, Massachusetts.   7.99
Sean McFate - Shadow Air. A n elite American mercenary on a secret mission to save a family in Eastern Europe must navigate perilous setbacks and deadly enemies that threaten to tip the balance of power between Russia and the United States. 9.99
Margaret Millar - Collected Millar the First Detectives: The Invisible Worm, The Weak-Eyed Bat, The Devil Loves Me, Wall of Eyes, The Iron Gates. 17.99
Nele Neuhaus - I Am Your Judge. Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff is called when an elderly woman is shot and killed while walking her dog. Later another murder is committed in which a woman is killed by a bullet that smashes through her kitchen window. In both cases the same weapon fired the shot. 16.99
Louise Penny - Great Reckoning. When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. 16.99
Nick Petrie - Burning Bright. War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California. He becomes claustrophobic in the dense forest and close fog and he stumbles upon a grizzly, long thought to have vanished. 16.00
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Obsidian Chamber. After a harrowing confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. 9.99
Georges Simenon - Maigret's Memoirs. A fictional autobiography of Maigret, Georges Simenon's brilliant detective. The thirty-fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. 12.00
Karen Slaughter - Kept Woman. With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. 9.99
James M. Thompson - Dust to Dust. Lab rats are injected with two experimental drugs by two different doctors. The rats begin to show signs of renewed youth, restored health, and remarkable vigor. 7.99
Elaine Viets - Art of Murder. While touring Bonnet House, a mansion turned museum, Helen Hawthorne and her friend Margery note an up-and-coming artist in a painting class. When she is found dead, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene undercover. 7.99
Wendy Wax - One Good Thing. Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.  16.00
Stuart Woods - Smooth Operator. When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it is clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. 9.99  

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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