Murder on the Beach Bookstore Newsletter  
October, 2018                                    Volume 23, Number 10       
          
Events in October
Panel Discussion and Signing:
Saturday, October 6 at 7 PM
Freaky Fridays and Mural Mysteries
Mark Muncy & Kari Schultz Sign Freaky Florida:
Sharon Koskoff Signs Murals of the Palm Beaches:
Panel Moderator: Prudy Taylor Board
Mark Muncy, horror and science fiction author, has spent more than three decades collecting ghostly tales and reports of legendary beasts. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his fiance, Kari Schultz. 
Kari Schultz is a varied illustrator at Fox Dream Studio who enjoys fantasy and horror. She has been working on art as long as she can remember and reading folklore and horror almost as long.  
Freaky Florida
Most Florida tourists never learn about the strange and unusual locations just off the beaten track. A collection of tales of Florida's myths, monsters, massacres, legends and the hidden history behind them. Signed: $21.99
 
Sharon Koskoff is an author, public mural artist, designer, educator, community organizer, and preservationist. She is founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches.
Murals of the Palm Beaches is her second book.
Murals of the Palm Beaches
Murals of the Palm Beaches exposes Art in the Alley, a hidden community project, and remembers masterpieces painted at the Palm Beach International Airport terminals, now demolished. Despite facing physical and political obstacles, the pioneers of public art in the Palm Beaches have paved the way for our graffiti-styled street artists of today. Signed: $23.99
 
Women's National Book Association,  
Florida Chapter Monthly Meeting:  
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 PM  
Speakers: Kristin Harmel,author of  
                   The Room on Rue Amelie, 26.00  
                  SJ Sindu, author of  
                     Marriage of a Thousand Lies  25.00 
Refreshments Served
Free for members, $10 for non-members
  
   
Brian Bandell Signs Silence the Living:
Thursday, October 11 at 7 PM
From bloodshed to red ink, Brian Bandell writes novels and covers the economy for the South Florida Business Journal. In addition to the Mute series, he wrote the thriller Famous After Death about murder going viral online. SFBJ's senior reporter, Bandell has won more than 25 awards for his reporting. He's been a featured novelist at the Miami Book Fair, where he will present Silence the Living in November 2018.
Silence the Living
Former Florida police officer Monique "Moni" Williams carries in her bloodstream the most deadly substance on the planet, an intelligent alien microorganism. The alien life forms seek to transform Earth into a habitat suitable for their resurrected aquatic species.  Moni hopes her exile in the desert will protect the Earth from her plague, but the aliens are determined to spill Moni's infected blood or take away the man she loves.Signed: $25.95
 
Stuart Woods Signs Desperate Measures:
Tuesday, October 16 at 7 PM
*Ticketed Event*  
*Purchase of Desperate Measures $28, at Murder on the Beach entitles you to two seats at the booksigning.
Stuart Woods is the author of more than seventy novels, including the #1 New York Times--bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico. 
Desperate Measures
Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional--and personal--needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of disturbing crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1st Printing, Signed: $28.00
 
Lucy Burdette Signs Death on the Menu:
Wednesday, October 24 at 6 PM
Clinical psychologist Lucy Burdette has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, CT and Key West, FL.  
Death on the Menu  
Hayley Snow, fiery food critic for Key Zest magazine, has just landed a ticket to one of the most prestigious events in Key West: a three-day conference at the Harry Truman Little White House. Even though she'll be working the event helping her mother's fledgling catering business, there's plenty of spicy gossip to go around. But then, Key West's most prized possession, Hemingway's Nobel prize gold medal for The Old Man and the Sea, is discovered stolen from its case. Crooked Lane Books, 1st Printing, Signed: $26.99   
   
Murder on the Beach's
Annual Day Before Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 30 at 6 PM

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore's Annual Day Before Halloween Party 2018
Videographer:M.C.V. Egan
 
 
Join us for bloody brews, creepy cuisine, and ghoul authors as they discuss their work, writing habits, and publishing
Featured authors are Hank Phillippi Ryan,
Charles Todd, Robert Watson, Joan Cochran, M.C.V. Egan, Barbara Fox, Wendy Dingwall, Cheryl Hollon,
Rose Letson,Sharon Menear,
DJ Niko, Lee Ravine, DianeStuckart, Deborah Shlian,
and Carol White.
Spooky but delicious refreshments will be served
Free treat bag with every purchase
Mingle with your favorite authors
Fortune teller on hand to predict your future
Costumes encouraged but optional
Booksigning will follow
Admission is free and the public is invited!

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Winter Hours Begin
Sunday, October 7
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 Sunday 12 - 5  
 
Events
Sat, Oct 6 at 7 PM
Panel Discussion:
Freaky Florida &
Mural Mysteries
Mark Muncy & Kari Schultz
Sign Freaky Florida 21.99
Sharon Koskoff Signs
Murals of the Palm Beaches 23.99
Moderator:
Prudy Taylor Board
 
Wed, Oct 10 at 6:30 PM 
WNBA FL Chapter Meeting
Speakers:
Kristin Harmel
Room on Rue Amelie
SJ Sindu
Marriage of
a Thousand Lies
 Members - Free
Non-members - $10
Refreshments Served  
 
Thu, Oct 11 at 7 PM
Brian Bandell Signs
 Silence the Living $25.95
 
Tue, Oct 16 at 7PM
Stuart Woods Signs
Desperate Measures $28.00
*Ticketed Event*
 
Wed, Oct 24 at 6 PM
Lucy Burdette Signs
Death on the Menu $26.99
 
Tue, Oct 30 at 6 PM
Annual Day Before Halloween Party
    
 
Book Clubs
 
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Oct 21 at 3 PM
How I Lost You
By Jenny Blackhurst 16.00
 
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue, Oct 23 at  at 6:30 PM
Unsub
By Meg Gardiner 9.99
 
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10 to 6    
Sunday 12 - 5
 
 
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Sat, Oct 6 at 7 PM
Panel Discussion:
Freaky Florida &
Mural Mysteries
Mark Muncy & Kari Schultz
Sign Freaky Florida 21.99
Sharon Koskoff Signs
Murals of the Palm Beaches 23.99
Moderator:
Prudy Taylor Board
 
Wed, Oct 10 at 6:30 PM 
WNBA FL Chapter Meeting
Speakers:
Kristin Harmel
Room on Rue Amelie
SJ Sindu
Marriage of
a Thousand Lies
 Members - Free
Non-members - $10
Refreshments Served  
 
Thu, Oct 11 at 7 PM
Brian Bandell Signs
 Silence the Living $25.95
 
Tue, Oct 16 at 7PM
Stuart Woods Signs
Desperate Measures $28.00
*Ticketed Event*
 
Wed, Oct 24 at 6 PM
Lucy Burdette Signs
Death on the Menu $26.99
 
Tue, Oct 30 at 6 PM
Annual Day Before Halloween Party
     
Book Clubs
 
Sunday Sleuths
Sun, Oct 21 at 3 PM
How I Lost You
By Jenny Blackhurst 16.00
 
Tuesday Murder Club
Tue, Oct 23 at  at 6:30 PM
Unsub
By Meg Gardiner 9.99
 
Murder on the Beach
Mystery Book Store
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-279 -7790
Fax:561-279 -7759
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Winter Hours Begin  
Sunday, October 7
 
Winter Hours: 
Mon - Sat
10 to 6    
Sunday 12 - 5






Bestseller Lists
August 2018 Bestsellers at Murder on the Beach 
 
Hardcovers
1. The King Tides by James Swain, BRL, 24.95
2. Believe Me by J.P. Delaney, RH, 27.00
3. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena, PUT, 26.00
4. The Other Woman by Daniel Silva, HC, 28.99
5. The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen, PUT, 28.00
6. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, HAC, 28.00
7. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, MPS, 26.99
8. A Measure of Darkness by Jonathan Kellerman, RH, 28.99
9. Murder At Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell, ZEB, 26.00
10.  The Disappearing by Lori Roy, PUT, 27.00
 
Mass Market/Trade
1. Ice Blonde by Elaine Viets, 12.99
2. The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille, SS, 17.00
3. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner, BRK, 9.99
4. Bum Deal by Paul Levine, BRL, 15.95
5. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey, HAC, 14.99
6. The Witches' Tree by M.C. Beaton, MPS, 7.99
7. Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle, HC, 15.99
8. The Locksmith's Daughter by Karen Brooks, HC, 16.99
9. S'more Murders by Maya Corrigan, ZEB, 7.99
10. Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas, HC, 15.99

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Signed First Editions
Linwood Barclay
A Noise Downstairs
26.99
Mark Billingham
The Killing Habit
26.00
Dan Fesperman
Safe Houses
26.95
Caz Frear
Sweet Little Lies
26.99
John Gilstrap
Scorpion Strike
26.00
Andrew Grant
False Witness
27.00
Andrew Gross
Button Man*
27.99
Sophie Hannah
The Mystery of Three Quarters*
27.99
Craig Johnson
Depth of Winter*
28.00
Dean Koontz
The Forbidden Door
28.00
William Kent Krueger
Desolation Mountain
26.00
Alyssa Maxwell
Murder At Ochre Court
26.00
George Pelecanos
The Man Who Came Uptown
27.00
Anne Perry
Dark Tide Rising*
28.00
Lori Roy
The Disappearing
27.00
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Trust Me
25.99
Karin Slaughter
Pieces of Her
27.99
John Straley
Baby's First Felony
25.95
James Swain
The King Tides
24.95
Charles Todd
A Forgotten Place
27.99
                                                                 *Signed Tip-In
                                                              
                                                            
  
      
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Book Reviews
A Borrowing of Bones 
By Paula Munier
Reviewed by Joanne Sinchuk 
We are always looking for new authors with a different outlook to the classic mystery/suspense tale. Especially something with a little twist. Now, I've found one that I can recommend.
     Mercy Carr is a retired US Army vet, with a Belgian Malinois dog Elvis trained to sniff out bombs and other explosives.  Mercy and Elvis have an uneasy relation-ship; Elvis' original handler was Mercy's fiancé, and was killed in Afghanistan where they both served.  Elvis is adjusting to his retired vet status, with only an occasional flare up of his PTSD.
      Munier has written a fairly complicated plot: abandoned babies, discovered hu-man bones, stabbed citizens and bomb threats.  And all in a somewhat idyllic town in rural Vermont populated with well-developed characters.  I needn't have worried, though, because Munier wraps it all up pretty neatly at the end. 
      Let me say that I am not a pet person.  I don't own a dog, and have never owned a dog. But after reading this book, I'm actually considering getting a dog! 
Minotaur Books 2018 First edition  $26.99.

Lies
By T.M. Logan
Reviewed by Cheryl Kravetz
Joe Lynch has picked up his four-year-old son from school and is on the way home. Suddenly William announces, "Mummy car!" Seeing his wife's car, Joe turns the car around to catch up with her as she enters the parking garage of a hotel. When he enters the garage, he sees his wife, Mel, with Ben, the husband of her best friend.
     Joe waits until Mel leaves the building but cannot catch her. He waits for Ben, and a confrontation leads to a shoving match. Ben falls, hitting his head on the concrete bumper.
     The child sees Ben on the ground surrounded by blood, and the stress causes him to have an asthma attack, but his inhaler is at home. Joe rushes home. When William is breathing normally, Joe returns to the hotel garage, but Ben, along with his car, is gone. No crime scene, no police, nothing.
     At home, Mel insists she is not having an affair, that Ben only wanted her help with an employee problem. Joe wants to believe her, but he's not so sure.
     Later, Ben's wife calls Mel and Joe asking for help. Ben has disappeared, and so has his gun. Photos and messages begin to appear on Joe's phone, on his Facebook page. And then accusations are sent to the headmaster at the school where Joe teaches.
     And this is just the beginning! There are twists and turns around every corner as the suspense builds. As the story evolves and the tension mounts, you will not be able to put this book down until its surprising last page.The story will stay with you for a long time.
     I am always happy to find a new, talented author with a first novel, and T.M. Logan is one of the best I have found in a long time. Don't miss Lies, and when you have finished, look for his next book, 29 Seconds. Highly Recommended! MPS $27.99

November Road
By Lou Berney
Reviewed by Sue Wilder
The assassination of JFK in November, 1963 provides the backdrop and the motivation for Frank Guidry to flee Dallas.  Frank has built a career as a trusted fixer for New Orleans based mob boss Carlos Marcello. He is in Dallas for a seemingly simple job. Unfortunately, he realizes that he is the last remaining person who can link Carlos to the assassination and that Carlos wants him dead.
     Charlotte Roy, mother of two daughters, is stuck in a small town marriage to an alcoholic husband.   She decides to leave. Abruptly, she packs a couple of bags and bundles her two young children into the family car. She takes off with a vague plan to drive to California to stay with an aunt that she hasn't seen since childhood.
     Within a couple of days, Frank and Charlotte meet at a crummy roadside motel. Frank is trying to stay off the beaten path until he can formulate a plan to leave the country. Charlotte and the girls become stranded when their car breaks down in a ditch.
     These two runaways team up and continue their trek across the country.   Charlotte and the girls provide a good disguise for Frank, turning him into a "family" man. Frank provides transportation and some support for Charlotte. The action heats up when they get to Las Vegas and have to make some decisions about their individual futures.
     The 1960s setting is perfect for this story. The characters are expertly drawn and colorful. The reader will easily relate to their motivations and conflicts. The dialog is just enough. The road trip is authentic and drives this cat and mouse story.
     November Road is well written and is difficult to put down. This reader kept saying "just one more chapter" but kept turning the pages. The resolution is not pat, making for an interesting ending.
READ IT!! HC $26.99
 
   
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         New Hardcovers in October                
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Mycroft and Sherlock. When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged. RH 25.99
 
Ellie Alexander - Pint of No Return. Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause investigates when a movie star is murdered not long after arriving in Leavenworth, WA to film his latest project. MPS 26.99
 
M.C. Beaton - Dead Ringer. As the bell-ringers get ready for the visit of Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, the whole village is thrown into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Agatha Raisin convinces one of the bell-ringers to investigate the mystery of the Bishop's ex-fiancée: a local heiress, Jennifer Toynby, who went missing years ago and whose body was never found. MPS 26.99
 
Charles Belfoure - Fallen Architect. When the Britannia Theatre's balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. SOB 25.99
 
Lou Berney - November Road. A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Frank Guidry knows too much about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. HC 26.99
 
Laura Childs - Glitter Bomb. An exploding Mardi Gras float is the strangest murder weapon scrappy sleuth Carmela Bertrand has ever encountered. PUT 26.00
 
Isis Crawford - Catered Cat Wedding. Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons run a catering business in upstate New York and they're ready and willing to handle any wedding, even one where the bride and groom are cats.  ZEB 26.00
 
Jude Deveraux - Willing Murder. Jude Deveraux makes her debut in the world of mystery with a story of old secrets, deadly grudges and an improbable group of friends who are determined to uncover the truth regardless of the consequences HC 26.99
 
Andre Dubus III - Gone So Long. Forty years ago, Daniel Ahearn's daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn't remember. NOR 27.95
 
Joanne Fluke - Christmas Cake Murder. It's Christmas many years ago, and topping young Hannah Swensen's wish list is becoming the go-to baker in Lake Eden, Minnesota. But as Hannah finds out, revisiting holiday memories can be 
murder.  RH 20.00
 
Vince Flynn - Red War. When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he's determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. SS 28.99
   
Felix Francis - Crisis. Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables kills six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favorite for the Derby. PUT 27.00
 
Tana French - Witch Elm. Toby is at his family's ancestral home caring for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden, and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. PUT 28.00
 
Robert Galbraith - Lethal White. When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. HAC 29.00
 
David Hagberg - Face Off. Kirk McGarvey is lunching in the Eiffel Tower when terrorists attempt to bring the Paris icon down. He springs into action to stop the attack, only to find there's a much larger plot at stake. MPS 25.99
 
Charlaine Harris - An Easy Death. A new series set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma, a world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. SS 26.99
 
Joe Ide - Wrecked. A young artist's missing mother sets IQ on a collision course with his own Moriarty. HAC 27.00
 
Leslie S. Klinger and Otto Penzler- Classic American Crime Fiction. American crime writing was reborn in the 1920s. After years of dominance by British authors, new American writers, with fresh ideas about the detective and the mystery, appeared on the scene and rose to heights of popularity NOR 35.00
 
Dean Koontz - Forbidden Door. She was one of the FBI's top agents until she became the nation's most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society's terrifying mind-control technology. RH 28.00
 
Laura Levine - Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge. Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about spending Christmas house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion, accompanied by her friend Lance and her cat, Prozac. But when a grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she'll have to find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail .  ZEB 26.00
 
Ed Lin - 99 Ways to Die. In Taipei, Taiwan, the kidnapping of a Mainlander billionaire throws national media into a tizzy, not least because of the famous victim's vitriolic anti-immigration politics.  SO 26.95
 
Archer Mayor - Bury the Dead. Joe Gunther and the VBI team are investigating a murder and an arson case, both potentially related to an outbreak of ebola. MPS 27.99
 
Chris McGeorge - Guess Who. Morgan Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in an unfamiliar hotel room where five strangers are also waking up. They discover a corpse in the bathtub and Sheppard must put his deductive skills to work. One of the people in the room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the murder or they all will die. HC 26.99  
 
Leslie Meier - Silver Anniversary Murder. As Tinker's Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy Stone is reminded of her nuptials and ponders the whereabouts of Beth Gerard, her strong-willed maid of honor. Lucy soon learns that Beth is dead. ZEB 26.00
 
James Patterson and James O. Born - Ambush. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down and despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. HAC 28.00
 
John Sandford - Holy Ghost. Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle and a murder. PUT 29.00
 
Stuart Turton - 7-1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. SOB 25.99
 
Scott Von Doviak - Charlesgate Confidential. A group of criminals in 1946 stole a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. The thieves were caught, but the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot. RH 22.99
 
Julie Wassmer - Murder-on-Sea. The festive month is kicking off in style and Pearl is rushed off her feet with her restaurant, The Whitstable Pearl. She's also busy planning her own family Christmas and providing mulled wine for a charity church fundraiser when Christmas cards begin arriving all over town - filled with spiteful messages from an anonymous writer.  HAC 26.99
 
Carlos Ruiz Zafón- Labyrinth of the Spirits. In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zafón's cycle of novels set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history. HC 37.50  

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New Historicals in October
Kate Atkinson - Transcription. In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. HAC 28.00
 
Ronald Balson - Girl From Berlin. An old friend calls Catherine Lockhart and Liam Taggart to his famous Italian restaurant to enlist their help. His aunt is being evicted from her home in the Tuscan hills by a powerful corporation claiming they own the deeds, even though she can produce her own set of deeds to her land. Catherine and Liam's only clue is a bound handwritten manuscript, entirely in German, and hidden in its pages is a story long-forgotten. MPS 27.99
 
L.A. Chandlar - Gold Pawn. November 1936. Mayor La Guardia's political future buckles under a missing persons case in New York City. Simultaneously, Lane unravels devastating secrets in the outskirts of Detroit. As two crimes converge, judging friends from enemies can be a dangerous game. 15.95
 
Jessica Ellicott - Murder Flies the Coop. One would hardly call them birds of a feather, but thrill-seeking American adventuress Beryl Helliwell and quietly reserved Brit Edwina Davenport do one thing very well together, solve murders ZEB 26.00
 
Andrew Gross - Button Man. Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family. Morris, dropped out of school at twelve to work as a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol went to accounting school; Harry associates himself with Louis Buchalter, the most ruthless mobster in New York. When Buchalter sets his sights on the unions that staff the garment makers' factories, a fatal showdown is inevitable, pitting brother against brother. MPS 27.99
 
Bradley Harper - Knife in the Fog. September 1888. Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper. 15.95
 
Georgette Heyer - No Wind of Blame. Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter. 14.99
 
Erin Lindsey - Murder on Millionaires Row. A daring housemaid searches Gilded Age Manhattan for her missing employer and finds a hidden world of magic, ghosts, romance, and Pinkerton detectives.  16.99
 
H.B. Lyle - Irregular. London. 1909: Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the war office, wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat. And to find that proof, he needs an agent he can trust who is smart, ruthless, and able to blend in with the hoi polloi. 16.99
 
Anne Perry - Dark Tide Rising. When a ransom exchange turns deadly, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. RH 28.00  
 
Sherry Thomas - Hollow of Fear. Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. 15.00
 
James Whitfield Thomson - City of Lies. Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. 7.99 
 
Charles Todd - Forgotten Place. Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland. HC 27.99
 
    
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New Nonfiction in October
Melissa del Bosque - Bloodlines. The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel Treviño. 16.99
 
Ralph Friedman - Street Warrior. 2,000 arrests. 100 off-duty arrests. 6,000 assists. 15 shootings. 8 shot. 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend. 17.99
   
Michael R. McGowan and Ralph Pezzullo - Ghost.The explosive memoir of an FBI field operative who has worked more undercover cases than anyone in history. MPS 28.99
 
Jack Riley - Drug Warrior. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. HAC 27.00  

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New Paperbacks in October
Barbara Allan - Antiques Ho Ho Homicides. To Brandy Borne and her ditzy diva mother, homicide in small-town Serenity is the gift that keeps on taking. But murder turns merry as Brandy and Vivian gather collectible clues in a wintry workshop, seek the grinch who dimmed a pageant star's twinkle, and bag the humbug helper who snuffed a sidewalk Santa. 7.99
 
Donna Andrews - How the Finch Stole Christmas.  Meg Langslow is trying to be supportive of her husband, who's escalated his one-man show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production that includes their sons as Tiny Tim and the young Scrooge. But when the real Scrooge comes to town, a famous actor who is known for his personal dramas off-stage, Meg finds that her role as stage manager is a lot more than she bargained for. 7.99
 
Jeffrey Archer - Tell Tale: Stories. Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection. 16.99
 
Winnie Archer - Walking Bread. Beloved Mexican bakery Yeast of Eden has scored the catering deal at the annual Santa Sofia, California, art car parade and ball. But when a contestant turns up dead, making bread will be the yeast of their problems. 7.99
 
Ronald H. Balson - Trust. Private investigator Liam Taggart returns to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural. 16.99
 
Laurien Berenson - Wagging Through the Snow. Melanie Travis needs a little peace from her busy life this Christmas. But the usual holiday hubbub is a joy compared to the killer surprise she finds tucked underneath the tree. 7.99
 
Helen Black - Damaged Goods. A daughter accused of murder. And unable to defend herself. A dark, gritty thriller, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane. 12.99
 
C.J. Box - Paradise Valley. For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on the hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King, whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Now, working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap for the Lizard King--and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. 9.99
 
Molly Cox Bryan - Assault and Beadery. Cora Chevalier has a booming craft craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom's Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. 7.99
 
Robert Bryndza - Night Stalker. In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. 12.99
 
Elisabeth Carpenter. 11 Missed Calls. Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared. But when her father gets a strange note, she realizes that she's never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff. 12.99
 
Suzanne Chazin - Place in the Wind. A blond-haired, blue-eyed teenager from a prominent family vanishes after teaching English to a group of immigrants. Suspicion falls on the men she was tutoring, inflaming tensions in the close-knit, picturesque community of Lake Holly, NY. For Detective Jimmy Vega, more is at stake than just keeping the peace. His girlfriend, Adele, heads the community center where the girl was last seen. Now all she's worked for is at risk. 9.99
 
Nancy Coco - Forever Fudge. When a film crew comes to Mackinac Island, the last thing fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy expects to find is a murder victim. 7.99
 
C.J. Cooke - I Know My Name. On a small Greek island, a woman comes ashore with no memory of who she is, where she's from, or how she came to be shipwrecked there. 7.99  
 
Cleo Coyle - Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller. Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn't believe in ghosts, until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the job, and Pen is eternally grateful. 7.99
 
Patricia Davids - Amish Christmas Letters. With Christmas around the corner, it's time for Amish families to include holiday greetings in their circle letters, each writer adding to a growing collection as it travels on to the next. 15.95
 
Devon Delaney - Final Roasting Place. Sherry Frazzelle is back to being Sherry Oliveri, her divorce all but final and her new life in full swing. Her part-time job is helping her father with his hooked-rug business, and her full-time passion is competitive cooking. But murder is about to rock their little Connecticut town. 7.99
 
Francis Duncan - In at the Death. Mordecai Tremaine and Chief Inspector Jonathan Boyce rarely allow a promising game of chess to be interrupted, though when murder is the disrupting force, they are persuaded to make an exception. After a quick stop at Scotland Yard to collect any detective's most trusted piece of equipment, the murder bag, the pair are spirited away to Bridgton. 14.99
 
Janet Evanovich. Hardcore Twenty-Four. Stephanie Plum agrees to care for Simon Diggery's boa constrictor, Ethel. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. 9.99
 
Amanda Flower - Premeditated Peppermint. Christmas is Bailey King's favorite time of year. For her first Yuletide in Harvest, Ohio, the former big-city chocolatier is recreating a cherished holiday treat: peppermint combined with molten white chocolate. But her sugar high plummets when her former boyfriend walks into the candy shop she now runs with her Amish grandmother. 7.99
 
Lisa Gardner - Look For Me. The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one, a sixteen-year-old girl, missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? 9.99
 
Andrew Grant - False Witness. Alabama police detective Cooper Devereaux chases a cunning serial killer terrorizing the city of Birmingham.  9.99
 
Kerry Greenwood - Castlemaine Murders. Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth and her faithful maid, Dot, decide that Luna Park is the perfect place for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train, amidst the squeals of horror and delight, a mummified bullet-studded corpse falls to the ground in front of them. 15.95
 
James Grippando - Death in Live Oak. When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime. 9.99
 
Lisa Hall - Party. When Rachel wakes up in a strange room, the morning after a neighbor's party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. 12.99
 
Timothy Hallinan - Fool's River. The two most difficult days in Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty's life begin with an emergency visit from Edward Dell, the almost-boyfriend of Poke's teenage daughter, Miaow. The boy's father, Buddy, a late-middle-aged womanizer who has moved to Bangkok for happy hunting, has disappeared, and money is being siphoned out of his bank and credit card accounts. 15.95
 
P.D. James - Sleep No More. No one gets inside the head of the murderer, or makes it a more thrilling read, than the late, great P. D. James. Fast on the heels of her latest best seller: a new, fiendishly entertaining gathering of previously uncollected stories. 15.00
 
J.A. Jance - Duel to the Death. After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey believes the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu discovers he's been left with a multimillion dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate attempt by Frigg, a rogue A.I. program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. 9.99
 
Iris Johansen - Mind Game. Jane MacGuire goes back to Scotland where she continues her search for the treasure she's been chasing for years. But now she's being plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? 9.99
 
Nic Joseph - Night in Question. When Paula picks up her last passenger of the night, all she sees is a few more dollars to put toward her husband's medical bills. That's before she recognizes the quiet stranger in her back seat as a world-famous musician and realizes the woman waiting at his destination is not his equally famous wife. So, Paula does what any down-on-her-luck woman would do. She asks for money in exchange for silence. 15.99
 
Lars Kepler - Nightmare. On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned pleasure boat drifting around the Stockholm archipelago. 16.95
 
Stephen King and Owen King - Sleeping Beauties. Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? 19.99
 
Pamela Kopfler - Downright Dead. Holly Davis never imagined having a haunted bed and breakfast would be the secret to her success, or that a secret might leave her B&B DOA. 7.99
 
Dirk Kurbjweit - Fear. Randolph Tiefenthaler insists he had a normal childhood, though he grew up with a father who kept thirty loaded guns in the house. A modestly successful architect with a wonderful family and a beautiful home, he soon finds his life compromised when his father, a man Randolph loves yet has always feared, is imprisoned for murder. 16.99
 
Ali Land - Good Me Bad Me. Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. 17.99
 
Pierre Lemaitre - Three Days and a Life. In 1999, in the small provincial town of Beauval, France, twelve-year-old Antoine Courtin accidentally kills a young neighbor boy in the woods near his home. Panicked, he conceals the body and to his relief--and ongoing shame--he is never suspected of any connection to the child's disappearance. 14.99
 
Martin Limon - Nine-Tailed Fox. Martin Limón's series set in 1970s South Korea, an era of heightened Korean sociopolitical tension, pits Army CID agents Sueño and Bascom against a mysterious woman who may be the leader of a gang-or a thousand-year-old creature. 15.95
 
Colette London - Peppermint Mocha Murder. Hayden Mundy Moore, on vacation from providing her expertise in all things chocolate, heads to New England with her friend and financial advisor, Travis, for the opening of his pal's holiday musical. But when the show's producer is murdered, Hayden trades sampling Chocolate Santas for finding the killer, especially since this time, Travis is the one asking for her help. 7.99
 
Gilly Macmillan - I Know You Know. Two shocking murder cases twenty years apart, and the threads that bind them. 16.99
 
Antonio Manzini - Out of Season. It's the bitterly cold spring season in alpine Aosta, and a girl has been kidnapped. But like many a best-laid plan, a blown tire causes the crime to go haywire as the kidnappers' van skids off the road and crashes into a pair of larch trees. 15.99
 
Becky Masterman - Twist of the Knife. Brigid Quinn's father, is in the hospital.Going home to Florida is never a treat for Brigid, who prefers her new life and husband in Tucson. But doing so gives her a chance to look up Laura Coleman, a former colleague who was once nearly killed saving Brigid's life. 9.99
 
Peter May - Cast Iron. A weeping killer deposits the unconscious body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin, her head wrapped in a blue plastic bag, into the waters of a picturesque lake. Fourteen years later, a summer heat wave parches the countryside, killing trees and bushes and drying out streams. In the scorched mud and desiccated slime of the lake, a fisherman finds a skeleton wearing a bag over its skull. 16.99
 
Eric Mayer - Empire For Ravens. Emperor Justinian's former Lord Chamberlain, John, gets a letter from his longtime comrade, Felix, and, placing loyalty to a friend above his own safety, risks defying imperial edict by leaving his exile in Greece for Rome where Felix is in some kind of trouble. 15.95
 
Patricia Moyes - Black Widower. Mavis Ironmonger is nobody's idea of a good diplomatic wife. She drinks too much, she's awfully friendly with the staff at the Washington embassy, and her music-hall roots have a way of bursting out at the most inappropriate moments. 14.95  
 - Curious Affair of the Third Dog. There were three dogs and now one is missing. Up in arms about this is Emmy Tibbet's sister Jane, a stalwart of the animal-rights movement and a trial to the other locals, who are a lot more concerned with the fact that one of their number has recently been hauled off to prison for the minor crime of having killed someone while drunk. 14.95
 
Darren O'Sullivan - Our Little Secret. Chris is ready to join his wife. He's planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn't factored in Sarah. So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he's just had too much to drink. What she doesn't expect is to stop a suicide. 14.99
 
Lauren Doyle Owens - Other Side of Everything. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. 15.99
 
James Patterson - Red Alert. The richest of New York's rich gather at The Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less fortunate. A fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is the explosion an act of terrorism, or a homicide? 15.99
 
Otto Penzler - Big Book of Female Detectives. Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals. 25.00
 
Carol J. Perry - Bells Spells and Murders. Lee Barrett has landed her dream job at Salem's WICH-TV. As the new field reporter, she'll be covering events live as they're unfolding. Next on her holiday checklist is an interview with the beloved chairman of a popular walking tour through Salem's historic districts. But it may be his ghost walking this snowy Noel season after Lee finds him murdered in his stately offices, bloody Santa hat askew.  7.99
 
Matt Rees - Collaborator of Bethlehem. Omar Yussef has taught history in Bethlehem for decades. When a favorite former student, a member of the Palestinian Christian minority, is arrested for collaborating with the Israelis in the killing of a Palestinian guerrilla, a transgression with an inevitable death sentence, Omar is sure he has been framed. 9.99
 
Craig Rice - Home Sweet Homicide. Unoccupied and unsupervised while mother is working, the children of widowed crime writer Marion Carstairs find diversion wherever they can. So when the kids hear gunshots at the house next door, they jump at the chance to launch their own amateur investigation. 15.95
 
Mary Roberts Rinehart - Red Lamp. A professor tries to stop a murder spree, uncertain whether the culprit is man or ghost. 15.95
 
John Sandford - Deep Freeze. Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly. 9.99
 
Sherri Smith - Follow Me Down. Mia Haas has built her life far from the North Dakota town where she grew up, but when she receives word that her twin brother is missing, she is forced to return home. Back to the people she left behind, the person she used to be, and the secrets she thought she'd buried. 15.99
 
Erica Spindler - Other Girl. A ritualistic murder of a college professor sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her. 7.99
 
Lisa Stone - Stalker. Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship, even if it's through a screen. 12.99
 
A.J. Tata - Direct Fire. A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in the Middle East. But this is the United States of America. 9.99
 
Lisa Unger - Under My Skin. A woman is on the hunt for her husband's killer.  16.99
 
Emma Viskic - Fire Came Down. Caleb Zelic is struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. 14.95
 
Auralee Wallace - Haunted Hayride with Murder. W hen some local teens out to find some Halloween thrills come across a boot with a dead man's foot bones still inside it, a chilling new reality comes into play. 7.99
 
Eileen Watkins - Feral Attraction. Cassie's good friend Dawn is part of an organization that's trying to protect a colony of stray cats on the property of a condo community in Chadwick, New Jersey. The residents have got their backs up over the cat invasion, and Dawn has come to Cassie's grooming and boarding shop, Cassie's Comfy Cats, to ask her help in talking sense to them. 15.95
 
Camilla Way - Lies We Told. As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect. 16.00
 
Nick Wilkshire - Remember Tokyo. Fresh off a harrowing experience in Russia, Charlie's latest posting to Tokyo offers him the chance to immerse himself in a foreign culture. He is soon drawn into his first consular case when a successful young investment banker winds up in a coma following a car accident. 15.99
 
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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