Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
             August, 2018                                                                                             Volume 23, Number 8                    
Events in August
It Will Kill You to Miss Our August Sale! 
August 1-31
All New Books -  20%Off
Used Hardcovers - 3.00  Used Paperbacks - 1.00
Sale applies to items 
 purchased in store, 
on telephone,  
Don't Miss Our Killer Sale!
James Swain Signs The King Tides:
Friday, August 3 at 7 PM
James Swain is the national bestselling author of twenty mystery novels. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and have been selected as Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received a Florida Book Award for fiction and was awarded France's prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing.
The King Tides
Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter-every parent's dream. And that of strangers, too. Each stalker is different from the last, except for their alarming obsession with Nicki.Nicki's father turns to retired private detective and ex-Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Teaming up with FBI agent and former abduction victim Beth Daniels, Lancaster can help-his way.  
Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception.  
FL Authors Academy Writers Workshop  
Saturday, August 4 10 AM - Noon
The Business of Writing
Have you ever wondered why some authors are one hit wonders? That author forgot to mind their own business.  Authors have to market themselves, keep abreast of social media, know their print run/distribution, and if traditionally published, read their contract carefully. We'll discuss the importance of choosing the right agent, remaining visible on social media, building a following, and having a newsletter. We'll talk about the ever-changing publishing world, and why some authors remain at the top of their game. 
Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble
$25. Per Person, Reservations Recommended 561 279-7790
FL Authors Academy Writers Workshop
Saturday, August 11 10 AM - Noon
Just the Facts, M'am
You've crafted a spellbinding story. But you placed a Mariel refugee in Miami 10 years before the boatlift. That Civil War novel would be even better with descriptions of uniforms and rifles. But how do you get those details and get them right, preventing that "gotcha" email from someone for whom your fact error disqualified your entire story? Here's how to ensure critics will say your work isn't just a great read; it's all true! 
Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg
$25. Per Person, Reservations Recommended 561 279-7790
Alyssa Maxwell Signs Murder at Ochre Court:
Saturday, August 11 at 5 PM
Alyssa Maxwell began a love affair with the city of Newport years ago.Always a lover of history, Maxwell found that marrying into a large, generations--old Newport family opened up an exciting new world of historical discovery. Today, she and her husband reside in Florida, but part of her heart remains firmly in that small New England city of great historical significance.  
Murder at Ochre Court  
In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport's high society. She's covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be literally on display, fittingly as Cleopatra, in an elaborate tableau vivant. But as the deb ascends to her place of honor, the ballroom is plunged into darkness. When the lights come back on, Cleo sits still on her throne, electrocuted. Kensington, 1st printing, signed: $26.
Elaine Viets Signs Ice Blonde:
Friday, August 17 at 7 PM
Elaine Viets has written 32 mysteries in four series: the bestselling Dead-End Job series, the cozy Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries, the dark Francesca Vierling mysteries, and the Angela Richman Death Investigator series. With Angela Richman, Elaine returns to her hardboiled roots and uses her experience as a stroke survivor and her studies at the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course.  Elaine won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards.
Ice Blonde
Juliet is missing. She was last seen leaving a high school party just before midnight, and her parents would like Angela's help getting their trusted local detectives involved. The officer assigned to the case, Chouteau newcomer Det. Jace Budewitz, is far too blunt and impolite for their liking. And with the weather murderously cold, they can't bear the thought that their little princess is in the harsh winter wilderness.Signed: $12.99
Florida Authors Academy Writers Workshop
Saturday, August 18 10 AM - Noon
Fearless Writing: A Stress-Free Workshop
Writing is easy and fun, provided we get out of our own way and let our natural talent and creativity take over! In this energizing workshop, Elizabeth will help you find the heart of the book you want to write. You'll learn how to work out a plan and start writing immediately. Writers with works in progress will get tools you can use at any stage of a project.
Instructor: Elizabeth Sims
$25 Per Person, Registration Recommended 561 279-7790
Florida Authors Academy Writers Workshop
Saturday, August 25 10 AM - Noon
Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover
Your book cover is your first impression.Learn what attracts readers so they'll open the book and peruse those first pages.  A professional cover designer will explain and show the basics of images, layouts, good vs bad photo editing, fonts, dpi, and much more. Even if you don't want to do your own cover, you need to know this.
Instructor: Victoria Landis
$25 Per Person, Registration Recommended 561 279-7790   
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Summer Hours:  
Mon - Sat  
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Closed Sunday
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Mon, Sep 3
Labor Day
Wed, Sep 19
Yom Kippur 
FL Authors Academy  Writers Workshops &
Booksignings in August 
Fri, Aug 3 at 7 PM
James Swain Signs
The King Tides $14.99

Sat, Aug 4, 10 AM - Noon
Writers Workshop
The Business of Writing
Instr: Marcia King-Gamble
$25 Per Person

Sat, Aug 11, 10 AM - Noon
Writers Workshop
Just the Facts, M'am
Instr: Eliot Kleinberg
$25 Per Person

Sat, Aug 11 at 5 PM
Alyssa Maxwell Signs
Murder at Ochre Court $26.

Fri, Aug 17 at 7 PM
Elaine Viets Signs
Ice Blonde $12.99

Sat, Aug 18, 10 AM - Noon
Writers Workshop
Fearless Writing
Instr: Elizabeth Sims\
$25 Per Person

Sat, Aug 25, 10 AM - Noon
Everyone Judges a Book By Its Cover
Instr: Victoria Landis
$25 Per Person
Book Clubs
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Aug 19 at 3 PM
Little Broken Things 
By Nicole Baart $16.00
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue, Aug 21 at 6:30 PM
The Alienist
By Caleb Carr $17.00

Coming in September
Tue, Sep 11 at 7 PM
John Gilstrap signs
Scorpion Strike

Wed, Sep 12 at 7 PM
Caz Frear signs
Sweet Little Lies

Fri, Sep 14 at 7 PM
Cheryl Hollon signs
Shattered at Sea

Murder on the Beach
Mystery Book Store
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
Fax:561-279 -7759

We are on  
Summer Hours:  
Mon - Sat  
10 - 6 
Closed Sunday
Please note:
Murder on the Beach
will be closed
Mon, Sep 3
Labor Day
Wed, Sep 19
Yom Kippur 

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Don't Miss
Our Killer Sale
August 1-31
All New Books -  20%Off
Used Hardcovers - 3.00  
Used Paperbacks - 1.00
Sale applies to items 
 purchased in store, 
on telephone,  
It Will Kill You to Miss
Our Sale!

Bestseller Lists
June 2018 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
1. The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson, HAC, 30.00
2. Antique Blues by Jane Cleland, MPS, 26.99
3. The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George, PUT, 28.00
4. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, SS, 26.99
5. Florida by Lauren Groff, PUT, 27.00
6. The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz, HC, 27.99
7. The Neighbor by Joseph Souza, ZEB, 26.00
8. Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins, PUT, 27.00
9. The Fallen by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00
10.  The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon, ATL, 26.00
Mass Market/Trade
1. Deal With the Devil by Elaine Viets, CL, 18.00
2. Mastering Plot Twists by Jane Cleland, WD, 17.99
3. Firestorm by Solange Ritchie, IPS, 15.99
4. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena, PUT, 16.00
5. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris, MPS, 16.99
6. Randy's Boot Camp For Fiction Writers by Randy Rawls, 9.99
7. Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown, RH, 17.00
8. The Dry by Jane Harper, MPS, 9.99
9. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane, HC, 16.99
10. Earthly Remains by Donna Leon, IPS, 16.00

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Signed First Editions
David Baldacci
The Fallen*
John Connolly
The Woman in the Woods
Jeffery Deaver
The Cutting Edge
Dan Fesperman
Safe Houses
K.J. Howe
Skyjack: A Kidnap and Ransom Thriller
Dean Koontz
The Crooked Staircase*
Alyssa Maxwell
Murder At Ochre Court
Lori Roy
The Disappearing
John Sandford
Twisted Prey*
Lisa Scottoline
After Anna
Alex Segura
James Swain
The King Tides
Daniel Silva
The Other Woman*
Stuart Woods
Shoot First
                                                                 *Signed Tip-In
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Book Reviews
The King Tides
By James Swain
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
Jon Lancaster is a former Navy SEAL and a retired cop, who works rescues of abducted children, and is a kick-ass private investigator. Tough as nails, Jon doesn't take no for an answer when searching for missing kids. As a private investigator he doesn't have to abide by the same rules of law enforcement officers, giving the perpetrators no rights and getting results.
     Author James Swain has created a protagonist who is real enough to be your next door neighbor. I have read, and loved, many of Swain's books over the years, but I think King Tides is his best work yet. The story is action-packed, tough, and believable. I hope the Jon Lancaster adventures will become a series.  
Thomas & Mercer,1st printing, signed: $24.95
Murder at Ochre Court
By Alyssa Maxwell
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine  
Imagine what life was like in 1898 for a young woman working as a society columnist with aspirations of becoming a news reporter. Picture the challenges such an ambition would thrust at her. Close your eyes and see the glittering world she would enter, the mansions, the magnificent furniture and artwork. Then visualize the treatment she'd receive at the hands of those on whose opulence-filled lives she was assigned to report.
     Fortunately, the reader doesn't need to work at imagining the era. Alyssa Maxwell has recreated that long-ago world in her Gilded Newport Mystery series. In her newest novel, Murder at Ochre Court, she has crafted another truly engaging mystery.
     The story begins with Emma Cross's return to Newport following a year as a society columnist in New York City. Her yearning to report hard news appears to be thwarted. But she gets her chance when, covering a coming-out ball at Ochre Court, she witnesses a horrifying event. As the debutante ascends to her throne in the newly electrified ballroom, the lights go out. When power is restored, the deb sits lifeless on her throne, electrocuted.
     After it is revealed that the wiring was tampered with, Emma investigates. Suspects abound, all with plausible motives. Emma risks her own safety to solve the crime.
     In Murder at Ochre Court, Alyssa Maxwell's mastery of her craft is on full, shining display. Emma Cross is a brave and peppy protagonist fighting to establish a career in a field virtually closed to women. The author peoples her books with believable characters, both fictional and real. Her knowledge of the time period is always evident, without screaming research at the reader. The settings are, in fact, real. Ochre Court exists today.
     Best of all, Murder at Ochre Court gives Emma Cross and the readers an intriguing mystery, the solving of which reveals a great deal about Newport, Rhode Island, the time period, and the people who inhabited it. READ IT!
Kensington, 1st printing, signed: $26.00
Give Me Your Hand
By Megan Abbott
Reviewed by Sue Wilder  
     Kit Owens and Diane Fleming meet senior year in high school chemistry class. Diane is brilliant and exotic while Kit is modest and low key. They bond over their mutual commitment to scientific research.  
     Their friendship becomes an intense combination of competition and support to achieve excellence in their studies. Diane shares a secret with Kit which causes the friends to part ways after senior year.  
     Fast forward twelve years. Both women have built impressive careers and independent lives. Kit is pursuing a once in a career research opportunity. Suddenly, her competition arrives: it is Diane. Once again, the friends compete, but this time the stakes are life and death.  
     Megan Abbott consistently writes some of the best dark thrillers that focus on friendships, especially those between females. She expertly explores the emotions that motivate the characters' actions. The stories are always different explorations of the darkness that lurks within human beings.  
     In Give Me Your Hand, Ms. Abbott sets the scene in a simple one page prologue. The book is difficult to put down after reading that first page. The writing is concise, the character descriptions are just enough, and the storytelling is brilliant.  
     This might be another award winner for the Edgar and Thriller Writers Award winner Megan Abbott. A MUST READ for 2018.  
LB $26.00
An Unwanted Guest
By Shari Lapena
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
Guests at Mitchell's Inn, a cozy mountain retreat in the Catskills, are looking forward to a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, or just curling up by the fire with a good book.
     As the guests arrive, they are welcomed by the lodge owners, James and his son, Bradley. But their plans for a weekend-getaway are soon dashed as a blizzard moves in plummeting snow, cutting off electricity and all phone service, stranding everyone in the lodge.
     With no lights and no way to communicate with the outside world, the only thing they can do is wait out the storm. But when one of the guests is found dead at the bottom of the staircase they wonder if it was an accident and if not, who is next. Tensions escalate when another body is found in a guest room. And it doesn't stop there.
     Shari Lapena is an excellent writer, breathing life into her characters and developing a believable story filled with suspense. She leaves the reader with a story they won't soon forget.
Penguin $26.00
A Noise Downstairs
By Linwood Barclay
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
Paul Davis, a college professor, has a life-changing moment when he follows a murderer down a deserted road and watches him dispose of two bodies. Narrowly avoiding being the third victim, he experiences a host of emotional problems for months afterwards. His wife, in an effort to return him to normalcy, buys him a vintage typewriter and urges him to fulfill his lifelong ambition of writing a novel.
     When Paul begins hearing keys clacking in the night and finds notes in the machine, he becomes convinced that the typewriter is linked to the murderer. Increasingly haunted by the murders, Paul decides to investigate for himself. But is this really the wisest course of action?
     Linwood Barclay knows how to pen a hugely suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tale, and his considerable talents are on full display in A Noise Downstairs. This reader was pulled through the pages, helpless to turn away from a mystery that at first seems supernatural. But, knowing that Barclay never relies on trickery, that there's always an explanation, I was totally ensnared in the story, racing along to learn who was typing and how and why he or she was doing it. The solution took me completely by surprise.
     Readers who enjoy a taut, crackling-good mystery with a sympathetic protagonist and a surprising ending ( and who does not?) will find A Noise Downstairs a real treat.    
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         New Hardcovers in July               
Megan Abbott - Give Me Your Hand. A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship. HAC 26.00
Jussi Adler-Olsen - Washington Decree. W hen Democrat Senator Bruce Jansen ascends to the White House, he is determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. PUT 28.00
Donna Andrews - Toucan Keep a Secret. Meg Langslow is locking up Trinity Episcopal Church when she hears the sound of hammering in the underground crypt where cremated remains are buried. Meg investigates and finds the murdered body of an elderly parishioner. MPS 25.99
Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity and the Kings Ransom. A dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase in rural England.  PUT 26.00
Ace Atkins - Sinners. Violence comes in many forms, and this time it may be more than Quinn Colson can handle. PUT 27.00
Linwood Barclay - Noise Downstairs. A haunting psychological thriller in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no easy explanation. HC 26.99
J.E. Barnard - When the Flood Falls. When a phantom stalker targets her friend, Lacey McCrae's crime-busting skills are tested to their limits. IPS 19.99
Leo Benedictus - Read Me. This is a story that takes readers deep into the mind of a serial stalker and through him, the lives of his victims. HAC 26.00
Flynn Berry - Double Life. Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it.  PUT 26.00
Rhys Bowen - Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding. In the days leading up to her wedding, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her. PUT 26.00
Allison Brennan - Abandoned. Investigative reporter Max Revere has never attempted to solve a mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. MPS 26.99
Sandra Brown - Tailspin. Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. HAC 27.00
Lucy Burdette - Death on the Menu. When a killer strikes just before flan time, beloved food critic Hayley Snow is forced to sniff out the killer before someone else bites the dust. 26.99
Michele Campbell - She Was the Quiet One. For Sarah Donovan, wife of an ambitious teacher determined to rise through the ranks, the Odell School seems like the best thing that could happen. But how well does she know her husband? MPS 26.99
Louise Candlish - Our House. Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house. PUT 26.00
Edgar Cantero - Body's Not Big Enough for Both. Someone is murdering the sons of the ruthless drug cartel boss known as the Lyon in San Carnal, California.  RH 25.95
Ben Coes - Bloody Sunday. North Korea, isolated from most of the world, is led by a dictator, a madman determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. MPS 26.99
Daniel Cole - Hangman. Detective Emily Baxter is summoned to a meeting of a new FBI/CIA/UK law enforcement task force in New York. HC 27.99
Colin Cotterill - Don't Eat Me. Dr. Siri and his friend Inspector Phosy have their hands full between getting into a tangle with a corrupt local judge, and discovering a disturbing black-market business. SO 26.95
J.P. Delaney - Believe Me. A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. RH 27.00
Janet Evanovich - The Mark. A sinister adversary has Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare in his crosshairs, and will stop at nothing to eliminate them. PUT 28.00
Caz Frear - Sweet Little Lies. A young London policewoman must probe dark secrets buried deep in her own family's past to solve a murder and a long-ago disappearance. HC 26.99
Valentina Giambanco - Sweet After Death. In the dead of winter, homicide detective Alice Madison is sent to the remote town of Ludlow, Washington, to investigate an unspeakable crime. HAC 26.99
David Gordon - Bouncer. Joe Brody has a highly classified military history and his best friend from Catholic school is head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio's strip joint in Queens and Joe's arrest. IPS 25.00
Lee Hollis - Poppy Harmon Investigates. Poppy Harmon and her friends find that life after retirement can be much busier and deadlier than they thought.  ZEB 26.00
Iris Johansen - Double Blind. Kendra Michaels, hired gun for law enforcement agencies, is called when a body was found just blocks away from her condo. MPS 28.99
Jonathan Kellerman - Measure of Darkness. Clay Edison solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. RH 28.99
Shari Lapena - Unwanted Guest. A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway but when the storm hits, no one is getting away. PUT 26.00
Marcia Muller - Breakers. Private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors saying their usually dependable daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. HAC 26.00
Lawrence Osborne - Only to Sleep. Philip Marlowe is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel when in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it.  RH 26.00
James Patterson - Texas Ranger. A Texas Ranger fights for his life, his freedom, and the town he loves as he investigates his ex-wife's murder.  HAC 28.00
Otto Penzler - Bibliomysteries. This unique collection features original stories by Ian Rankin, Thomas Perry, Joyce Carol Oates, Megan Abbott, and Elizabeth George. NOR 26.00
David Rosenfelt - Rescued. Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter would much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization than find himself back in a courtroom. But, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the northeast turns up with a murdered driver, he can't help but get involved. MPS 26.99
Lori Roy - Disappearing. Set in a small southern town where girls disappear and boys run away. PUT 27.00
Bernard Schaffer - Thief of All Light. Rookie cop Carrie Santero has always been fascinated by serial killers. As a teenager, she wrote a letter to Charles Manson in prison and received a chilling reply. Then she came face to face with a child murderer. ZEB 26.00
Lisa Scottoline - Feared. Three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination, claiming that they were not hired because they were men.MPS 27.99
Daniel Silva - Other Woman. In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. HC 28.99
Karin Slaughter - Pieces of Her. Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. HC 27.99
Alexander McCall Smith - Isabel Dalhousie grapples with complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community. RH 25.95
Zoje Stage - Baby Teeth. Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied. MPS 25.99
Geir Tangen - Requiem. Journalist Viljar Gudmundsson receives an anonymous e-mail in which the writer proclaims their intention to execute a woman for her unpunished crimes. MPS 25.99
Stuart Woods - Money Shot. Teddy Fay races to stop a scheme of extortion and a hostile takeover. PUT 28.00

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New Historicals in July
Tasha Alexander - Death in St. Petersburg. Lady Emily is accompanying her husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that Colin isn't the only one with work to do. 16.99
James Benn - Devouring. Europe, 1944. Captain Billy Boyle and his friend Lieutenant Piotr "Kaz" Kazimierz are sent to Switzerland to work with the Office of Strategic Services, investigating Swiss banks that are laundering looted Nazi gold. 15.99
Benet Brandreth - Spy of Venice. When he's caught by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. NOR 25.95
Ken Follett - Column of Fire. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash.  19.99
C.M. Gleason - Murder in the Lincoln White House. March 4, 1861. On the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, the last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings, let alone murder. 15.95
Georgette Heyer - Unfinished Clue. It should have been a lovely English country house weekend, but the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone. 14.99
Susan Elia MacNeal - Prisoner in the Castle. A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II. RH26.00
Alyssa Maxwell - Murder at Ochre Court. In the summer of 1898, reporter Emma Cross investigates a shocking death among the bright lights of Newport's high society. ZEB 26.00
Heather Redmond - Tale of Two Murders. In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle and is smitten with his boss's nineteen-year-old daughter, Kate Hogarth. ZEB 26.00
Charles Todd - Casualty of War. The Great War is nearing its end, but the fighting rages on. Bess Crawford is waiting for transport back to her post when she meets Captain Alan Travis from the island of Barbados. Later, when he's brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. 15.99
Minette Walters - Last Hours. When the Black Death enters England through the port in Dorsetshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause. But Lady Anne of Develish has her own ideas. HC 26.99  
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New Nonfiction in July
John Bateson - Education of a Coroner. An account of the hair-raising and heartbreaking cases handled by the coroner of Marin County, California throughout his four decades on the job from high-profile deaths to serial killers, to Golden Gate Bridge suicides.17.00
June Casagrande - Joy of Syntax. Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know. 14.99
Max Allen Collins - Scarface and the Untouchable. This is a riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone, America's most notorious gangster, and Eliot Ness, the legendary Prohibition agent whose extraordinary investigative work crippled his organization. HC 27.99 
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder  - From Page to Stage. Seasoned author Betsy Graziani Fasbinder offers readers the why, what, and how of public speaking, along with exercises and resources to support ongoing learning.  16.95
Kerrie Flanagan - Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing. This book includes expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters. 17.99
Paulette Perhach - Welcome to the Writers Life. With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer's life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in. 18.95
James Wood - How Fiction Works. What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings, Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step. 17.00

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New Paperbacks in July
Ellery Adams - Secret Book and Scone Society. Miracle Springs bookstore owner Nora Pennington prescribes the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden. But when a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, he's found dead on the train tracks. 15.95
Raja Alem - Dove's Necklace. When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads, an alley in modern-day Mecca, no one will claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness.  19.95
Emily Arsenault - Last Thing I Told You. Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is found bludgeoned to death in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him, in her head. 15.99
Sarah Bailey - Dark Lake. A tight-knit community is shocked by revelations from decades past. 14.99
Lisa Black - Perish. Forensic expert Maggie Gardiner discovers troubling new details about her colleague Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a brutal approach to law and order 9.99
Saul Black - Lovemurder. When she's called to the murder scene, the last thing San Francisco Homicide detective Valerie Hart is expecting is for Katherine Glass to walk back into her life. 16.99
Dan Brown - Origin. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon's first students. 16.95
Julia Buckley - Dark and Twisting Path. Writer's apprentice Lena London is happily working on a new collaboration with her idol and bestselling suspense novelist and friend Camilla Graham, but her joy is short-lived when a dark cloud descends upon the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. 7.99
Sam Carrington - Bad Sister. Teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt when flames rip through their family home. Brett always did like to play with fire. 12.99
Paul Cleave - Killer Harvest. A blind teenager received a corneal donation and begins to see and feel memories from their previous owner. 17.00
Karen Cleveland - Need to Know. Vivian Miller, CIA analyst, married to a man she adores and mother of four beautiful children, makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes. 16.00
Robin Cook - Charlatans. Chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser suspects Dr. William Mason, egotistical surgeon, of an error during an operation and of tampering with the patient's record. Mason passes the blame to anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London. 9.99
Maya Corrigan - S'more Murders. Managing a fitness club cafĂ© and collaborating on a cookbook with her grandfather are Val Deniston's usual specialties, but she's about to set sail into nearby Chesapeake Bay straight into a murder case.  7.99
Catherine Coulter - Enigma. Agents Savich and Sherlock must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. 9.99
Rene Denfield - Child Finder. Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon's Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old now if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. 15.99
Joanne Fluke - Fudge Cupcake Murder. Bakery owner Hannah Swensen just can't keep her hands out of the batter when murder stirs things up in Lake Eden, Minnesota, leaving the sheriff dead, a deputy accused, and a killer on the loose. 12.95
Nicci French - Day of the Dead. A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve, a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda. Now, she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must confront her nemesis. 15.99
Frank Froest - Rogues. Lost in a London fog, Jimmie Hallett is accosted by a frightened woman who hands him a package and flees. Within hours, he is being questioned about the murder of the girl's father and a dangerous international conspiracy. 15.99
Lisa Gardner - Live to Tell. On a warm summer night in one of Boston's working-class neighborhoods, four members of a family are brutally murdered. The father, and possible suspect, now lies clinging to life in the ICU. 9.99
Ryan Gattis - Safe. Ricky 'Ghost' Mendoza, Jr. works as a freelance safecracker for the DEA, the FBI, and any other government agency willing to pay him. 16.00
Sue Grafton - Y is For Yesterday. Private investigator Kinsey Millhone confronts her darkest and most disturbing case. 16.00
Mark Greaney - Agent in Place. Court Gentry secures is hired by a group of expats in Paris to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. 16.00
Kerry Greenwood. Urn Burial. Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australia's Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. 15.95
J.D. Griffo - Murder on Memory Lake. For Alberta Scaglione, her golden years are turning out differently than she expected, and much more deadly. 7.99
Cheryl Honigford - Dig Deep My Grave. The last thing Vivian expects to see during a garden party at her family's opulent lake house is Charlie Haverman, the love of her life, standing over the body of Hap, a man from Vivian's past, and clutching a pair of blood-covered scissors. 15.99
Lisa Jackson - You Will Pay. It starts as a prank, a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O'Neal a little, or a lot. What could go wrong? 9.99
Craig Johnson - Western Star. Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. 16.00
Ragnar Jonasson - Nightblind. Ari Thor Arason is a local policeman who has an uneasy relationship with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors.16.99
Julia Keller - Fast Falls the Night. A murder investigation leads West Virginia prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins to the shattering truth about her own past. 16.99
Sofie Kelly - Tale of Two Kitties. With a well-placed paw on a keyboard or a pointed stare, Kathleen's two cats, Hercules and Owen, have helped her to solve cases in the past, so she has learned to trust their instincts. But she will need to rely on them more than ever when a twenty-year-old scandal leads to murder. 7.99
Lars Keplar - Hypnotist. A gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Joona Linna of the National Crime Police. The only surviving witness is the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. But the boy has lapsed into a catatonic state.  16.95
Laurie R. King - Lockdown. A career day is interrupted by someone with a thirst for revenge. 16.00
Libby Klein - Midnight Snacks are Murder. Poppy is trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May. Now Aunt Ginny is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors' snacks and knickknacks. 7.99
Jon Land - Dark Light Dawn. A rogue rescue operation plunges Navy SEAL Max Younger into the past he thought he'd escaped forever. 9.99
Scott Mariani - Moscow Cipher. Twelve-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow and her rich and powerful family calls on former SAS major Ben Hope to find her. 12.99
Mary Marks - Knot My Sister's Keeper. In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel. 7.99
Jason Matthews - Kremlin's Candidate. A junior American code clerk has defected to the Russians. He informs the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service that former US Secretary of Commerce Natalie Childers manipulated US global trade agreements to facilitate trade deals for the investment conglomerate owned by her husband. Natalie is now the Democratic presidential candidate, in the middle of a vigorous national campaign. 17.00
Val McDermid - Blue Genes and Star Struck. Private eye Kate Brannigan confronts betrayal and greed as she investigates the world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock music business. IPS 17.00
 - Crack Down and Clean Break. There was only one reason Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with the investigation into a car sales fraud, nothing bad could happen. IPS 17.00
 - Dead Beat and Kick Back. Kate Brannigan, a Thai boxing, rock-and-roll female private detective from Manchester agrees to track down a missing song-writer Moira Pollock. IPS 17.00 
Jenn McKinlay - Death in the Stacks.  The library's big fund-raiser leaves director Lindsey Norris booked for trouble. 7.99
Margaret Millar - Listening Walls. When Rupert Kellogg's wife, Amy, goes missing after an ill-fated trip to Mexico Rupert becomes the focus of an investigation. 14.95
Denise Mina - Long Drop. William Watt's wife, daughter, and sister-in-law are slaughtered in their own home in Glasgow. Despite an ironclad alibi, police zero in on Watt as the primary suspect. 15.99
Rena Olsen - With You Always. In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia meets Bryce. But life is no fairy tale. 15.00
James Patterson - Fifty Fifty. Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan.  15.99
 - Triple Homicide. Three electrifying thrillers with Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women's Murder Club. 15.99
Otto Penzler - Bibliomysteries. A unique collection features original stories by Ian Rankin, Thomas Perry, Joyce Carol Oates, Megan Abbott, and Elizabeth George. 16.95
Nick Petrie - Light it Up. A well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but war veteran Peter Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.  16.00
Gin Phillips - Fierce Kingdom. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. 16.00
Kwet Quartey - Death by His Grace. Set in Accra, Ghana, Chief Inspector Darko Dawson investigates the brutal murder of a high-society bride. 15.95
Lori Rader-Day - Under a Dark Sky. After her husband died, Eden, who is afraid of the dark, finds paperwork indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park. 15.99
Shari Randall - Against the Claw. Ballerina Allie Larkin is healing from a broken ankle and lending a hand at her aunt's Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack. The restaurant is branching out into the world of catering and Allie's help is needed more than ever even on the lobster boat where they find the dead body of a young woman. 7.99
John Rhode - Paddington. When Harold Merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at a popular nightclub, he was startled to find a corpse on his bed. 15.99
Eric Rickstad - What Remains of Her. Set in rural Vermont, a recluse believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance. 14.99
J.D. Robb - Dark in Death. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowd in Times Square. 8.99
David Roberts - Sweet Sorrow. At the outset of World War II, poet Byron Gates moves out of London together with his young daughter and stepdaughter to avoid the anticipated bombing. Gates is later found dead as if executed for treason. 13.99
Peter Robinson - Sleeping in the Ground. At the doors of a charming country church, an unspeakable act destroys a wedding party. 15.99
Lisa Scottoline - Corrupted. Thirteen years ago, Jason Lefkavick, age 12, was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Jason has now grown up and has been indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid. 8.99
 - Exposed. Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. 16.99
Sam Siciliano - Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes's latest case takes him to Paris in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy, a Frenchwoman who fled her London home in mysterious circumstances. 14.95
Georges Simenon - Maigret Travels. When two people turn up dead at the same hotel mere hours apart, Maigret suspects it is no coincidence. 13.00
Wendy Staub - Little Girl Lost. A young girl's path to her biological parents leads to a killer with a chilling agenda. 7.99
P.J. Tracy - Nothing Stays Buried. The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis's worst nightmare, a rampant serial killer on the loose. 9.99
Wendy Walker - Emma in the Night. One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared, fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. 16.99
Charles Willeford - Understudy for Death. Newspaper reporter Richard Hudson is assigned to find out why a happily married Florida housewife pick up her husband's .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and use it to kill her two young children and herself.  9.95

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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