New Release Paperbacks 08/06/2015

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492612469
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 4th, 2015

Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds.


Best Laid Plans Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250064325
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 4th, 2015

"Brennan is] a master. The mystery is] compelling and complex." Associated Press


Veiled Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425275757
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Published: Ace Books - August 4th, 2015

National bestselling author Benedict Jacka returns to the world of Alex Verus...
I thought I d escaped my past. But my old master is back and making a new play for power. And he's not the only one targeting me


The Rest Is Silence Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616955700
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Published: Soho Crime - August 4th, 2015

The fog of war surrounding D-Day and Operation Tiger provides cover for one of Billy Boyle's grisliest investigations.


The Lure of the Moonflower Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451473028
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

In the final Pink Carnation novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, Napoleon has occupied Lisbon, and Jane Wooliston, aka the Pink Carnation, teams up with a rogue agent to protect the escaped Queen of Portugal.


Crazy Love You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451691214
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 11th, 2015

The explosive novel by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, which the Providence Journal called "A simmering tale of romantic obsession and angst in the tradition of Body Heat or Fatal Attraction, laced with the noirish spirit of James M. Cain. Wonderfully crafted and beautifully executed."


Shooting for the Stars: A Gil Malloy Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476762364
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Published: Atria Books - August 11th, 2015

"I read it in two sittings."--Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author

"Smart, juicy...highly satisfying." -Publishers Weekly

"Belsky is a tantalizing, devilish, mesmerizing writer."--Killer Nashville


And Murder Makes Three Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425280881
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

NOW IN ONE VOLUME THE FIRST THREE MOMMY-TRACK MYSTERIES
Nursery Crimes
Bored with playdates and trips to the park, Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned stay-at-home mom, gets off the mommy track to hunt down the murderer of a preschool principal.
The Big Nap


The Barter Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780147516367
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Published: Plume Books - August 4th, 2015

"Eerie and atmospheric, this psychological thriller will twist its way into readers' psyches." --Booklist


Terminal City Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451417299
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Published: Dutton Books - August 4th, 2015

Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper returns in the new breakneck thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel who once again captures the essence of New York City--its glamour, its history, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness.


Skin of the Wolf: A Novel of Secrets Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451466907
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

In the first Novel of Secrets, Blood of the Lamb, Sam Cabot upended religious history with hair-raising twists that left readers reeling--and hungry for more. Now his "genre-bending series" (Popcorn Reads) continues as an ancient evil rises in the modern world with each full moon.


Haunted Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425275160
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 4th, 2015

The New York Times bestselling series starring Hannah Smith continues with this electrifying new thriller from the author of the Doc Ford novels.


Error in Diagnosis: A Medical Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425279083
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

Innocent lives are put in jeopardy in this terrifying new thriller that asks the question: Are we prepared for the next epidemic?


Revenant: A Greywalker Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451468369
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Published: Ace Books - August 4th, 2015

Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died--for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And these abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases....


The Girl Next Door Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476784342
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Published: Scribner Book Company - August 4th, 2015

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL'S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS

From crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal and appetiteful elderly friends: "Refined, probing, and intelligent...never less than a pleasure" (USA TODAY).


Touch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316335911
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Published: Redhook - August 4th, 2015

"Touch" is the electrifying new thriller from the author of "The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August."
He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his.
It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That's when the first switch took place.


Land of Careful Shadows Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496702289
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - July 28th, 2015

Highly recommended. Lee Child
A winner. S. J. Rozan
Some secrets can t stay buried . . .


The Laws of Murder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250067449
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 4th, 2015

The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250068323
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 4th, 2015

Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Lord Ienobu has left him puzzled and wary.


The Raven's Child Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425279076
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Published: Inklit - August 4th, 2015

Thomas E. Sniegoski has entranced audiences with his exploration of the Batman universe, thrilled fans with his Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, and uncovered the paranormal with his Hellboy spin-off series, B.R.P.D. Now, he introduces readers to a mesmerizing dark world filled with monsters, where humanity's only hope lies in the bravery of one woman...


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The Secret Place Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127512
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2015

"An absolutely mesmerizing read. . . . Tana French is simply this: a truly great writer." --Gillian Flynn

Read the New York Times bestseller by Tana French, "the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (The Washington Post)--and don't miss her newest, The Trespasser, now available


No Comfort for the Lost: A Mystery of Old San Francisco Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451474896
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

In this atmospheric historical mystery series debut, a courageous nurse and a war-scarred police detective in 1860s San Francisco champion the down-trodden and fight for justice ...


A Gilded Grave Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425275849
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

Step back into the past in the first Newport Gilded Age mystery--from the author of the Celebration Bay mysteries.

In 1895, the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. Within the walls of their fabulous "cottages," competition for superiority is ruthless...and so are the players.


To the Top of the Mountain: An Intercrime Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101911402
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 4th, 2015

Don't miss this latest installment in Arne Dahl's acclaimed thriller series, winner of the German Crime Writing Prize.


Birthright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476759869
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Published: Atria Books - August 4th, 2015

The dramatic fight for modern Jewish statehood forms the backdrop of this second book in the Heritage trilogy, a series of epic political thrillers set in Jerusalem.


Valentine for a Dead Lady Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771610704
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Published: Mosaic Press - December 31st, 2014

Marking the launch of the new Dime Crime series of classic crime fiction comes Valentine For a Dead Lady, an introduction to Mel D. Ames's classic intrepid and daring Detective Cathy Carruthers. In the male dominated world of hard-boiled detectives, Ames's genre changing Lieutenant Carruthers pioneered a new exciting direction with these fast-paced tales of vice and villainy.


Songs in the Key of Death Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771610735
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Published: Mosaic Press - December 31st, 2014

Marking the launch of the new Dime Crime series of classic crime fiction comes Songs in the Key of Death, an anthology of music infused crime stories by acclaimed author William Bankier.


Natchez Burning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062311085
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 4th, 2015

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes the first novel in his Natchez Burning trilogy--which also includes The Bone Tree and the upcoming Mississippi Blood--an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.


The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781780926193
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Published: MX Publishing - October 31st, 2014

The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper, uncovers clues as to "Why the Dog Did Not Bark in the Night." Sherlock Holmes concluded that it was because the intruder was known to the dog. Madsen's new mystery questions whether the identity of one of the greatest criminals of all time, Jack the Ripper, was deduced by Conan Doyle.


$13.95
SKU: 9780984484683

Why do people keep dying in the mountain town of St. Germaine? It’s hard to say, but as the police chief of the “Murder Capital of Western North Carolina,” Hayden Konig has his work cut out for him. As a detective, Hayden is famous for solving crimes. As the organist at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, he’s renowned for his musical skills. As a crime novelist, he has no peer — no peer, and no discernible talent. Still, he is not deterred. With Raymond Chandler’s old 1939 Underwood typewriter for inspiration, he continues to inflict his efforts upon whoever will read them.

The Maestro was a terror: a choral genius with an AA, a BME, an MME, a PhD, and a DMA in conducting from Florida State which is not a diploma mill, I don’t care what they say. The letters trailed after her name like educated baby ducks, waddling advertisements of her brilliance. When she sneezed (as she did often, being allergic to Eric Whitacre) all the letters flew out her nose and nearby singers gleefully wiped them up with bath towels and sold them on eBay. This case was coming together like two things that come together and make one thing, and there you have it, one final thing.

Autumn is drawing nigh, and when a skeleton turns up in the woods, it’s all anyone is talking about. That is, until the Maestro and her minions come to town. Now there’s another dead body, a thirty-year-old murder mystery, and all the usual suspects. Can Hayden, Nancy, and Dave figure it all out before another victim is found? Is there any doubt?


The Veil Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451473349
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

A brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill.
Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle.


The Guilty One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476757834
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Published: Gallery Books - August 11th, 2015

From the award-winning author of The Missing Place--in which "Littlefield's writing shines" (The Boston Globe)--another gripping exploration of the damage people can do to each other, and the resilience they find in themselves.

A man stands on the Golden Gate Bridge, poised to jump...if a woman on the other end of the phone tells him to.