Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
January, 2019                                    Volume 24, Number 1          
          
Events in January
M.C.V. Egan Signs Defined By Others:
Friday, January 11 at 7 PM
Born in Mexico and educated there and in the USA, Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Swedish, having also lived in France and Sweden. She is married and has one son as well as a five pound Chihuahua named Taco. Her many hobbies include astrology and other divination tools.
Defined By Others
A word, a single word defines a moment for Anne. She needs to find a new one when her spouse, Frank, leaves her at the age of forty-seven, coming out of the closet literally in a closet. 
She finds herself back in her hometown of Skvallerby, Connecticut among her high school friends.
Fun games turn into a deadly reality. Life, death and not even a defining word can stop the reality of manipulation . Signed: 15.00 
 
 
Secrets of Publishing Panel Presentation
Friday, January 18 at 7 PM
This exciting panel will discuss how to write and publish your own short pieces,how to launch a fiction or nonfiction book project, get paid for travel writing,and why sex and traveling are the best subjects to start.
Panelists  
Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor and  bestselling author of 12 books. Her latest is The Byline Bible 19.99, based on 25 years of teaching writing and helping her students get published.  
Seth Kugel is a freelance travel writer, the host of the YouTube
channels Amigo Gringo and Globally Curious. He's a regular contributor to the New York Times,where he chronicled visiting 50 countries on the cheap as their Frugal Traveler columnist. He shares his philosophy of seeing the world in his book Rediscovering Travel recently published by Norton.26.95  
Dr. Diana Kirchner is a psychologist, love expert and the Florida author of several best selling relationship books including Love in 90 Days 15.99, which is being updated and reissued by Hachette on January 15. It was the basis for her one-woman PBS TV show Finding Your Own True Love. She's appeared frequently on the Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America and Access Hollywood.
 
Larry Loftis Signs
Code Name Lise:
Saturday, January 19 at 6 PM
Larry Loftis is the international bestselling author of the nonfiction spy thriller, 
Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov-World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond, which has been translated into multiple languages around the world. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Mr. Loftis was a corporate attorney and  adjunct professor of law.
Code Name Lise
From internationally bestselling author of the "gripping" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author)
Into the Lion's Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II. Gallery 1st Printing, Signed 27.00  
 
 
 
Nick Petrie, Interviewed by Charles Todd,
Signs Tear It Down: Sunday, Jan 20 at 6 PM
Nick Petrie is the author of three novels in the Peter Ash series. His debut The Drifter won both the ITW Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett awards. A husband and father, he lives in Milwaukee.  
  Tear It Down  
Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who's been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis he finds the situation has gone downhill fast--someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. But neither Wanda nor Peter can figure out why.Putnam 1st Printing, Signed:26.00  
Interviewer, Charles Todd is one half of the mother-son team who author two series, The Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries, and The Bess Crawford Mysteries. They live on the East Coast.  
 
James Rollins, Interviewed by Oline Cogdill,  
Signs Crucible: Thursday, January 24 at 7 PM  
James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages, with more than 20 million copies sold.A practicing veterinarian, Rollins has pursued scuba, spelunking, and other adventures around the world, and currently lives and writes in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Crucible  
Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend's wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. Wm Morrow 1st Printing, Signed:28.99  
Interviewer, Oline Cogdill reviews mystery fiction for the Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, Tribune Publishing wire, Mystery Scene magazine and the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, and her mystery fiction reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide.  
 
Debra H. Goldstein Signs One Taste Too Many:
Saturday, January 26 at 6 PM
Debra H. Goldstein is also the author of Should Have Played Poker, a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jongg Players Mystery and the 2012 IPPY Award-winning Maze in Blue.Her short stories and essays have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.  
One Taste Too Many 
Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by Sarah's twin Emily's award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Signed:7.99
 
 
Tim Dorsey Signs No Sunscreen for the Dead:
Tuesday, January 29 at 7 PM  
Tim Dorsey was a reporter and editor for the Tampa Tribune from 1987 to 1999, and is the author of twenty-one novels He lives in Tampa, FL.   
No Sunscreen for the Dead  
Serge and Coleman are back on the road, ready to hit the next stop on their list of obscure and wacky points of interest in the Sunshine State. This time, Serge's interest is drawn to one of the largest retirement villages in the world-also known as the site of an infamous sex scandal between a retiree and her younger beau that rocked the community.Wm. Morrow 1st Printing, Signed: 26.99   
  

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Happy New Year! 
    
 Events
   
Fri, Jan 11 at 7 PM
MCV Egan Signs
Defined By Others 13.00
 
Fri, Jan 18 at 7 PM
Secrets of Publishing
Panel Presentation  
 
Sat, Jan 19 at 6 PM
Larry Loftis Signs
Code Name Lise 27.00
 
Sun, Jan 20 at 6 PM
Nick Petrie Signs
Tear it Down 26.00
Interviewer: Charles Todd 
 
Thu, Jan 24 at 7 PM
James Rollins Signs
The Crucible 28.99    
Interviewer: Oline Cogdill

Sat, Jan 26 at 6 PM
Debra Goldstein Signs
One Taste Too Many 7.99
 
Tue, Jan 29 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey Signs
No Sunscreen for
The Dead 26.99 
 
Book Clubs
 
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue,Jan 15 at 6:30 PM
Study in Scarlet
By Arthur Conan Doyle 15.95 
 
Sunday Sleuths 
Sun, Jan 20 at 3 PM
Camino Island
By John Grisham 17.00 
 
 
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Feb 2 Alyssa Maxwell
 
Feb 4 Ian Rankin 
 
Feb 8 Charles Todd
 
Feb 13 B. A. Shapiro
 
 
    
 
 Events
   
Fri, Jan 11 at 7 PM
MCV Egan Signs
Defined By Others 13.00
 
Fri, Jan 18 at 7 PM
Secrets of Publishing
Panel Presentation  
 
Sat, Jan 19 at 6 PM
Larry Loftis Signs
Code Name Lise 27.00
 
Sun, Jan 20 at 6 PM
Nick Petrie Signs
Tear it Down 26.00
Interviewer: Charles Todd 
 
Thu, Jan 24 at 7 PM
James Rollins Signs
The Crucible 28.99    
Interviewer: Oline Cogdill

Sat, Jan 26 at 6 PM
Debra Goldstein Signs
One Taste Too Many 7.99
 
Tue, Jan 29 at 7 PM
Tim Dorsey Signs
No Sunscreen for
The Dead 26.99 
 
Book Clubs
 
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue,Jan 15 at 6:30 PM
Study in Scarlet
By Arthur Conan Doyle 15.95 
 
Sunday Sleuths 
Sun, Jan 20 at 3 PM
Camino Island
By John Grisham 17.00

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Bestseller Lists
November 2018 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
 

Hardcovers

1. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly, HAC, 29.00

2. Guava Moon Revenge by Tom Corcoran, 25.95

3. Becoming by Michelle Obama, RH, 32.50

4. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich, PUT, 28.00

5. Past Tense by Lee Child, RH, 28.99

6. Button Man by Andrew Gross, MPS, 27.99

7. Long Road To Mercy by David Baldacci, HAC, 29.00

8. The Reckoning by John Grisham, RH, 29.95

9. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, PUT, 27.00

10.  Elevation by Stephen King, SS, 19.95

 

Mass Market/Trade

1. The Wife by Alafair Burke, HC, 16.99

2. Lullaby Road by James Anderson, RH, 16.00

3. Fool's Moon by Diane A.S. Stuckart, LLW, 15.99

4. Trimmed To Death by Nancy J. Cohen, 14.99

5. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, MPS, 16.99

6. Member Of The Family by Dianne Lake, HC, 17.99

7. The Trust by Ronald Balson, MPS, 16.99

8.  Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett, BRK, 7.99

9. The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen, MPS, 16.99

10. Paradise Valley by C.J. Box, MPS, 9.99


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Signed First Editions
 
David Baldacci
Long Road To Mercy*
29.00
James Lee Burke
New Iberia Blues
27.99
Michael Connelly
Dark Sacred Night
29.00
Tom Corcoran
Guava Moon Revenge
25.95
Tim Dorsey
No Sunscreen For the Dead
26.99
Janet Evanovich
Look Alive Twenty-Five
28.00
Andrew Gross
Button Man
27.99
Jonathan Lethem
The Feral Detective*
26.99
Larry Loftis
Code Name: Lise
27.00
Alyssa Maxwell
A Murderous Marriage
26.00
Nick Petrie
Tear It Down
26.00
James Rollins
The Crucible
28.99
Charles Todd
The Black Ascot
26.99
 
                                                       
                                                  *Signed Tip In             
      
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Book Reviews
Tear It Down
By Nick Petrie
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
Ellison Bell, homeless and living with three friends in an abandoned "empty" in Memphis, embarks on a hastily planned and ultimately botched jewelry store robbery at the mall. Ellison survives with a bag of watches, two of the boys dead and one missing. When Ellison searches for a way to sell the watches, he comes up against the local gangsters who control illegal commerce.
     At the same time, Iraq war veteran Peter Ash arrives in Memphis to help Wanda Wyatt. Peter lives in Washington state with his girlfriend June Cassidy. June knows that Peter, suffering from PTSD, gets restless if he stays in one place too long. She asks him to help Wanda rebuild a tear down that she has recently purchased.
     Peter arrives to an unusual scene: a truck sticking out of Wanda's living room. Wanda is a war correspondent suffering from her own PTSD, complicated by a pill and alcohol addiction. She has been receiving threats warning her to abandon the house. Local police are unable to identify the source of the threats.
     The two story lines begin to intersect when Ellison steals Peter's lovingly restored 1968 green Chevy pick up. The action picks up when the local crime network becomes involved and wants to avenge old rivalries. A search for an old inheritance kicks the action into high gear as all parties want to win.
     Tear It Down is #4 in the Peter Ash series. Drifter, the first book in the series, was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Hammett awards. It won the Barry and ITW Thriller awards for best first. The character build and high velocity plotting are consistent throughout the series.
     Mr. Petrie maintains his high quality storytelling with excellent writing, authentic locations, and fine characters. Fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series will enjoy Peter Ash.
Highly recommended for a thoughtful and action packed read.
Putnam signed first printing: 26.00

The Burglar
By Thomas Perry
Reviewed By Gregg E. Brickman
The Burglar by Thomas Perry takes the reader into the homes of the wealthy the Bel Air. However, the tours don't start at the front doors. Instead, Elle Stowell, the young burglar, enters through openings only she is small enough to breach.
     Elle is skilled at her profession, one she inherited from her grandmother. During one foray, she discovers a triple murder. Returning to the scene, she steals a camera she fears captured her entry into the scene. Then, she discovers she is now the target herself. When she sends the video to the police and nothing new happens with the case, she decides that to save her own life, she must solve the murder.
     The Burglar is a burglar-procedural, as opposed to a police-procedural. The reader is taken through the intricate steps necessary to solve the crime by nefarious means. It is a fast, entertaining read that pulls the reader into the mind of the thief.
Mysterious Press 1st printing: 26.00

   
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         New Hardcovers in January                 
Jessica Barry - Freefall. When her fiancé's private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, Allison Carpenter miraculously survives. But the fight for her life is just beginning. HC 27.99
 
Lawrence Block - Time to Scatter Stones. Well past retirement age and feeling his years, but still staying sober one day at a time, Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren't the only ones who count the days since their last slip. 25.00
 
Susan Cox - Man in the Microwave Oven. When her best friend discovers evidence of a grisly crime at a coffee shop, San Francisco newcomer Theo Bogart finds the case complicated by her grandfather's disappearance into the shadowy world of his former life as a British Secret Service agent.  MPS 26.99
 
William R. Forstchen - 48 Hours. In 48 hours, the Earth will be hit by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun, a "Carrington Event" that has the power to shut down and possibly destroy the world's electrical infrastructure. MPS 26.99
 
Sarah Fox - Wine and Punishment. The owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder. ZEB 26.00
 
Susan Furlong - Fractured Truth. When the mutilated remains of a young woman are found in an Appalachian Mountain cave, newly sworn-in deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan is forced to track down a killer driven by twisted motives.  ZEB 26.00
 
Andrew Grant - Invisible. An Army veteran and intelligence agent goes undercover as a janitor at a federal courthouse to pursue his own brand of justice. RH 27.00
 
Greer Hendrick - Anonymous Girl. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. MPS 27.99
 
David Housewright - First Kill the Lawyers. Holland Taylor is hired to recover stolen files before they are leaked, ruining more than just the careers of five local lawyers. MPS 27.99
 
Stephan Mack Jones - Lives Laid Away. Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme.  SO 26.95
 
Nicolas Obregon - Sins as Scarlet. After a brutal investigation ripped apart his life, Kosuke Iwata quit both his job as a detective with the Tokyo Police Department and his country, leaving Japan for the sunnier shores of Los Angeles, California. But, although he's determined to leave his past behind, murder still follows him. MPS 27.99
 
James Patterson - 13 Minute Murder. Sometimes it only takes a few minutes for the perfect murder to take place. Here are three fast-paced thrillers that will have you reading for just a minute longer. HAC 26.00
 
 - Liar Liar. Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law.  HAC 28.00
 
Ian Rankin - In a House of Lies. Rebus' retirement is disrupted when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. HAC 27.00
 
James Rollins - Crucible. In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind. HC 28.99
 
Taylor Stevens - Liars Paradox. Jack and Jill, feuding twins who can never stop running, have been taught to hide, to hunt, to survive. Their prowess is outdone only by Clare, who has always been mentor first and mother second. She trained them in the art of espionage, tested their skills in weaponry, surveillance, and sabotage, and sharpened their minds with nerve-wracking psychological games. As they grew older they came to question her motives, her methods and her sanity.  ZEB 26.00
 
Brad Taylor - Daughter of War. Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill come face to face with a conspiracy where nothing is as it seems. PUT 27.00
 
F. Paul Wilson - Void Protocol. Something sits in a bunker lab buried fifty feet below the grounds of Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The product of the Lange-Tür technology confiscated from the Germans after World War II occupies a chamber of steel-reinforced ballistic glass. MPS 27.99
 
Stuart Woods - Delicate Touch. When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. PUT 28.00

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New Historicals in January
Lyndsay Faye - Paragon Hotel. 1921. Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. PUT 26.00
 
Mick Finlay - Arrowood. 1895. London is scared. A killer haunts the city's streets; the poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force is stretched to the breaking point. The rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, but the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. 7.99
 
Lawrence Goldstone - Deadly Cure. 1899. Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Noah Whitestone is called to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused, by the boy's regular physician, the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias, of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. 15.95
 
Georgette Heyer - Footsteps in the Dark. Locals claim the Priory is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the they begin to fear that the ghostly rumors are true. 15.99
 
Jess Montgomery - Widows. Kinship, Ohio, 1924: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town's widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. MPS 26.99 
 

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New Non-Fiction in January
Edward Humes - Burned. On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricade her four-year-old son inside a closet to prevent his escape. PUT 28.00

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New Paperbacks in January
Ronald H. Balson - Karolina's Twins. Lena Woodward has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried. 9.99
 
Cynthia Baxter - Murder With a Cherry on Top. Kate McKay swapped her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert's Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up to care for her ailing grandmother. She decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly until she's reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road. 12.95
 
David Bell - Somebody I Used to Know. When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She's the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. 9.99
 
Steve Berry - Bishop's Pawn. History notes that the feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. 9.99
 
Stephanie Blackmoore - Gown With the Wind. Professional wedding planner Mallory Shepard knows her job is challenging under any circumstances. But when the groom is your ex and someone invites murder, there may never be another tomorrow. 7.99
 
Sara Blaedel - Drowned Girl ( previously published as Only One Life). Detective Louise Rick must race against the clock to stop a violent killer targeting immigrants. 9.99
 
Mark Burnell - Rhythm Section. Stephanie Patrick's life is destroyed by the crash of flight NE027. Her family was on board and there were no survivors. Devastated, she falls into a world of drugs and prostitution until she discovers that the crash wasn't an accident, but an act of terrorism. 17.99
 
Robert Crais - Wanted. When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it's because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she's afraid he's dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. 9.99
 
Fiona Cummins - Collector. A n elusive psychopath meets his match in a detective who's just as ruthless, a woman who knows all too well that the best mind games are played in the dark. 9.99
 
Joel Dicker - Truth About Harry Quebert. On August 30, 1975 fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan disappeared. Thirty-three years later, novelist Marcus Goldman, visits his mentor, respected writer Harry Quebert, to find a cure for his writer's block. But then Harry is implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan with whom, he admits, he had an affair. 18.00
 
Tim Dorsey - Pope of Palm Beach. No one worships the Sunshine State as much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. This time they're on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seaside town where the boys spent their formative years. 15.99
 
Rebecca Drake - Just Between Us. Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather. Four friends living the suburban ideal. Their jobs are steady, their kids are healthy. They're as beautiful as their houses. But each of them has a dirty little secret, and hidden behind the veneer of their perfect lives is a crime and a mystery that will consume them all. 9.99
 
J.C. Eaton - Botched 4 Murder. Sophie "Phee" Kimball is getting dragged into the drama again at her mom's Arizona retirement community, when a community member's dead body is discovered. 7.99
 
Sue Fortin - Schoolgirl Missing. When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home to her parents, the people who should keep her safe. 12.99
 
Michelle Frances - Girlfriend. Laura has a successful career, is married to a rich husband, and they have a twenty-three-year-old son, Daniel. But, Daniel's girlfriend, Cherry, wants Laura's golden life. 15.95
 
Debra H. Goldstein - One Taste Too Many. For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there's only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch and that's murder. 7.99
 
Jane Harper - Force of Nature. When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path.
But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods, and each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened.16.99
 
Wendy Heard - Hunting Annabelle. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison Sean Suh is determined to stay away from temptation. But he can't resist Annabelle who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. Then Annabelle disappears. 16.99
 
Anne Hillerman - Cave of Bones. When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. 9.99
 
Jonathan Kellerman - Night Moves. LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy can't solve alone. He calls on psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. 9.99
 
Mary Kubica - Don't You Cry. In downtown Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found in her apartment. In a small town outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. What starts as an innocent crush spirals into something far more sinister.   9.99
 
Stuart Macbride - Now We Are Dead. Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel was caught fitting up Jack Wallace. She was demoted and his sentence was quashed. Now he's back on the streets and women are being attacked again. If Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, she'll fired. 15.99
 
Christine Mangan - Tangerine. The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends, once inseparable roommates, haven't spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. 16.99
 
Leslie Meier - Valentine Candy Murder. It's Valentine's Day in Tinker's Cove, Maine, but when it comes to foul play, reporter Lucy Stone can't sugar-coat the truth. 12.95
 
Aimee Molloy - Perfect Mother. When the group's members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this Fourth of July night one of the babies is taken from his crib. 16.99
 
Jo Nesbo - Macbeth. Set in the 1970s in a run-down, industrial town, the story centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. 16.00
 
Neil Olson - Black Painting. F our cousins are summoned by their grandfather to his mansion at Owl's Point. None have visited the family estate since they were children, when a prized painting disappeared: a self-portrait by Goya, rumored to cause madness or death upon viewing. Afterward, the family split apart amid the accusations and suspicions that followed its theft. 15.99
 
James Patterson - House Next Door. Married mother of three Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbor invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch and now things could go too far with a man who isn't what he seems. 15.99
 
Rose Pressey - Fashions Fade Haunting is Eternal. A photo shoot in a graveyard ends in a grave shooting. 7.99
 
Mark Pryor - Book Artist. Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him. 15.95
 
Anthony Quinn - Trespass. Detective Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travelers already under investigation for smuggling and organized crime. As he digs into the child's background, he discovers a family secret linked the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. 15.95
 
J.D. Robb - Leverage in Death. Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building. 8.99
 
Emma Rous - Au Pair. Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family's estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled. Now, as Seraphine mourns the death of her father she finds a photograph taken on the day the twins were born showing their mother surrounded by her husband and her young son, is smiling, holding just one baby.   16.00
 
Hank Phillippi Ryan - Trust Me. An accused killer insists she's innocent of a heinous murder.
A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life. Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game. 14.99
 
Rachel Sargeant - Perfect Neighbors. When Helen moves abroad with her husband Gary, she can't wait to meet her fellow expat teachers from the local International School. The family across the way welcome Helen into their home, but she suspects all is not as it seems. 12.99
 
Joanna Schaffhausen - Vanishing Season. Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only one who lived. 16.99
 
Georges Simenon - Maigret in Court. When an innocent young man is accused of murder, Maigret is forced to question the blind justice of the law. 13.00
 
J.P. Smith - Drowning. Joey Proctor can't swim, but that doesn't stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex didn't mean to forget about him. But, now Joey is gone, his body is never found. More than twenty years later, Alex is a success. But, now it looks like Joey Proctor may be back to take his revenge. 15.99
 
David Swinson - Crime Song. Retired DC police officer Frank Marr, now working as a private investigator, agrees to take on a family case as a favor for his aunt. Frank learns that his cousin Jeffrey is involved with a small-time drug operation. Then Frank's home is burglarized, leaving a body on the kitchen floor and Frank's .38 revolver, the murder weapon, is stolen. 15.99
 
Brad Taylor - Operator Down. Pike Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce. 9.99
 
C.J. Tudor - Chalk Man. In 1986, Eddie and his friends spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for excitement. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. Then a mysterious chalk man leads them to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. 16.00
 
Christopher J. Yates - Grist Mill Road. Set in 1982 in Edenic hamlet ninety miles north of New York City. Three friends, Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah, are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, the three meet again with devastating results. 18.00
   
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Murder on the Beach Mystery  Bookstore Newsletter 
Publisher- Joanne Sinchuk
Editor- Stephanie Saxon Levine

Contributors-  
Gregg E. Brickman, Cheryl Kravetz, Stephanie Saxon Levine, Stacey Schwartz, Joanne Sinchuk,
 Sue Wilder, and David Wulf


A Murder on the Beach Publication