Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
               June, 2020                                  Volume 25, Number 5                                    
June at Murder on the Beach
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Signed First Editions
Harlan Coben
The Boy From the Woods*
29.00
Charles Finch
The Last Passenger
27.99
Greer Hendricks
You Are Not Alone
27.99
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Crooked River
29.00
Leslie Gray Streeter
Black Widow
27.00
Brad Taylor
Hunter Killer
28.99
Charles Todd
A Divided Loyalty
28.99
Scott Turow
The Last Trial*
29.08
Elaine Viets
A Star Is Dead
28.99
Martin Walker
The Shooting at Chateau Rock*
25.95
Randy Wayne White
Salt River
27.00
                                                                
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  Book Reviews
Sandblast
By Al Pessin
Reviewed by Sue Wilder  
A delegation from the U. S. Defense Intelligence Agency is returning from a meeting in the U.K. Their plane is blown to bits by a bomb that was planted in a backpack. The Secretary of Defense is one of the casualties. It is quickly determined that the Taliban is behind the attack. In fact, the Taliban is planning another attack on the U.S.  
     Bridget Davenport, a member of the Pentagon's covert ops section is tasked with finding and disabling the terrorist mastermind planning the attack. She initiates Operation Sandblast which calls for infiltration of the Taliban.  
     Bridget selects Lt. Faraz Abdallah, an Afghan American from California, to join the Taliban. He must be accepted by the terrorists and become one of them. At the same time he must retain his allegiance to the U.S. and the mission.  
     Conflict abounds as the U.S. government all the way up to the President, try to second guess the plan and Bridget's implementation of the mission. Bridget must run Faraz from the U.S. and navigate the bureaucracy that she had tried to leave during her military service.  
     Mr. Pessin has written a thriller that grabs the reader from the very first chapter's description of the planting of the bomb by a terrorist. He expertly conveys the absolute dedication of a terrorist's mind. The characters are well drawn and their motivations are realistic. The plot barrels along at full throttle.  
     Mr. Pessin's background as a foreign correspondent, broadcaster and editor in evident in the clarity of his storytelling. He travels around the world included stints on the White House and Pentagon press corps. His vivid images of Afghanistan are genuine.  
     Sandblast is the first installment in the Task Force Epsilon trilogy. A good read for fans of military thrillers and authors like Alex Berensen.Signed first printing KEN $8.99
 
Trace Elements
By Donna Leon
Reviewed by Stephanie Saxon Levine
In this newest Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, a young, dying hospice patient states that her husband was murdered over "bad money." Commissario Brunetti promises he and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, will look into her claim. They discover that the man had worked collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply, and that he had recently died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Brunetti sees the perilous meaning in the woman's accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be challenging.
     Trace Elements brings the reader along with Brunetti and his colleagues as they seek to determine motive and perpetrator in the young husband's death  as well as the implications his murder might have related to the safety of Venice's water sources. Leon's books always widen the reader's horizons by looking into some aspect of contemporary Venetian life. Certainly, the purity of their drinking water must be a concern to readers the world over, and it is intriguing to see where Brunetti's investigation leads him and us.  
     Another fascinating aspect of Leon's books is the relationship of Brunetti to his family, for the author leads us into her protagonist's home life, where, frequently, husband and wife discuss his cases. Brunetti and Paola are a very literate and well-educated couple, and Brunetti often detects connections to literature in the cases  he works to solve. In this case, he reflects upon Aeschylus's classic play, The Eumenides, which he is rereading.
     While accompanying Brunetti in his work, we gain insights into life in Venice,and opportunities to compare the techniques of Brunetti and Griffoni. This, in addition to reading a suspenseful mystery,packed with fascinating characters is only a partial list of the many charms of Trace Elements. Atlantic Monthly Press, $27.00 
 
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 New Hardcovers in June
Susan Allott - Silence. HC 27.99
 
S. K. Barnett - Safe. PUT 26.00
 
Laird Barron - Worse Angels. PUT 27.00
 
Debra Bokur - Fire Thief. RH 26.00
 
Dan Brown - Eagle Station. HC 28.99
 
Rita Mae Brown - Furmidable Foes. RH 28.00
 
Michele Campbell - Wife Who Knew Too Much. MPS 27.99
 
Kate Carlisle - Grim Reader. PUT 26.00
 
Michael Connelly - Fair Warning. HAC 29.00
 
Clive Cussler - Wrath of Poseidon. PUT 29.00
 
Rebecca Fleet - Second Wife. PUT 26.00
 
Jody Gehrman - Girls Weekend. RH 26.99
 
Anna Gerard - Peachy Scream. RH 26.99
 
Victoria Gilbert - Booked for Death. RH 26.99
 
Matt Goldman - Dead West. MPS 26.99
 
David Housewright - From the Grave. MPS 26.99
 
Owen Laukkanen - Lone Jack Trail. HAC 28.00
 
Eric Lustbader - Nemesis Manifesto. MPS 27.99
 
Mike Maden - Tom Clancy Firing Point. PUT 29.00
 
Denise Mina - Less Dead. HAC 28.00
 
James Patterson - Summer House. HAC 28.00
 
David Pepper - Voter File. PUT 27.00
 
Bernard Schaffer - Blood Angel. RH 26.00
 
Jo Spain - Sleeping Beauties. RH 26.99
 
Martin Walker - Shooting at Chateau Rock. RH 25.95
 
Ryan Wick - Safecracker. MPS 26.99
 
Stuart Woods - Bombshell. PUT 28.00
 
Heather Young - Distant Dead. HC 27.99
 
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New Historicals in June
Eliza Casey - Lady Rights a Wrong. 16.00
 
Elsa Hart - Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne. MPS 26.99
 
Clara McKenna - Murder at Mornington Hall. 15.95
 
Kate Mosse - City of Tears. MPS 27.99  
 
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New Nonfiction in June
Maureen Callahan - American Predator. 17.00
 
Frank Dimatteo - Lord High Executioner. RH 27.00
 
Meredith Fineman - Brag Better. PUT 27.00
 
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New Paperbacks in June
Tara Altebrando - Opposite of Here. 9.99
 
Ace Atkins - Shameless. 9.99
 
Kate Atkinson - Big Sky. 16.99
 
David Baldacci - Minute to Midnight. 16.99
 
Laurien Berenson - Bite Club. 7.99
 
Michele Campbell - Stranger on the Beach.16.99
 
Linda Castillo - Shamed. 16.00
 
Sheila Connolly - Killer in the Carriage House. 7.99
 
Allison Dickson - Other Mrs. Miller. 17.00
 
Paul Doiron - Almost Midnight. 17.99
 
T. P. Fielden - Riviera Express. 15.99
 
Anna Gerard - Peach Clobbered. 16.99
 
Leonard Goldberg - Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth. 17.99
 
Thomas Harris - Cari Mora. 16.99
 
Anthony Horowitz - Sentence is Death. 16.99
 
Stephen Hunter - Game of Snipers. 9.99
 
Ragnar Jonasson - Island. 17.99
 
Erin Kelly - Stone Mothers. 16.99
 
Kate Lansing - Killer Chardonnay. 7.99
 
Kristen Lepionka - Stories You Tell. 17.99
 
Kylie Logan - Scent of Murder. 7.99
 
T.M. Logan - 29 Seconds. 16.99
 
Adrain McKinty - Chain. 16.99
 
Alexis Morgan - Death by Auction. 7.99
 
James Patterson - President is Missing. 9.99
 
Nick Petrie - Wild One. 17.00
 
Anna Pitoniak - Necessary People. 16.99
 
Spencer Quinn - Heart of Barkness. 17.99
 
David Rosenfelt - Bark of Night. 16.99
 
John Sandford - Bloody Genius. 17.00
 
Georges Simenon - Maigret's Madwoman. 15.00
 
Karin Slaughter - Last Widow. 17.99
 
Karen Rose Smith - Murder with Clotted Cream. 7.99
 
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Murder on the Beach Mystery  Bookstore Newsletter 
Publisher- Joanne Sinchuk
Editor- Stephanie Saxon Levine

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


A Murder on the Beach Publication