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New this month- December 2014

                                                Murder by the Month

A listing of mysteries published in December 2014

Following is a list of mysteries announced for publication this month. Although Murder by the Book no longer sells books, I want you to have the most current information on upcoming titles. I have noted the section where MBTB would have shelved each title. Abbreviations are as follows:

CHER = Cherchez La Femme ( by & about modern women) CRIM = Criminal Pursuits (suspense & crime fiction) EOS= Enemies of the State (political & international thrillers) FC = A Fair Cop (American-style police procedurals ) FAV = MBTB Picks  GOLD = The Butler Did It (classic writers from mystery’s Golden Age) HIGH = High Crimes (literary mysteries) HB = Hard-boiled heroes (from Spade to Spenser) HOME = On the Home Front (Northwest authors/ locations) HOR = Horrors! (supernatural thrillers) IA = Illegal Aliens (science fiction or fantasy mysteries) MED = The Cutting Edge (medical mysteries) NOIR 

= Through A Glass Darkly (classic and modern noir ) ONCE = Once Upon a Crime (historical mysteries) OTW = Off The Wall (offbeat humor) PTC = Prime Time Crime (related to movies or TV) RD = A Reasonable Doubt...at a reasonable price! (legal thrillers) REF = Reference works) SB = Soft-boiled sleuths (cozies with amateur detectives) SHER = Sherlockiana (by Doyle or about Holmes) SHOT = Shot on Location (featuring other cultures) TALL = Tall, Dark & Deadly (romantic suspense) WWWild Women (sassy & a little trashy!)  YB = Yardbirds (British police detectives)

 

Author  |  Title  |  Price  |  Section  |  Series  |  Theme  |

 

Alan, Isabella | Murder Served Simply | 7.99 | SB | Amish Quilt Shop |

Archer, Ursula | Five | 25.99 | SHOT | DI Kaspary | Austria |

 

Becker, James | Knights of the Lord | 9.99 | EOS |

Bishop, Patrick | Reckoning | 26.99 | TRUE | WWII |

Blackwell, Juliet | Keeper of the Castle | 7.99 | IA | Haunted Home |

Brown, Duffy | Geared for the Grave | 7.99 | SB | Cycle Path |

Burdette, Lucy | Death with All the Trimmings | 7.99 | SB | Key West |

 

Camilleri, Andrea | Brewer of Preston | 15.00 | SHOT | Non series |1870s Sicily|

Chandler, Raymond | World of Raymond Chandler | 27.95 | HB |

Childs, Laura | Eggs in a Casket | 7.99 | SB | Cackleberry Club |

Childs, Laura | Scorched Eggs | 25.95 | SB | Cackleberry Club|

Cleland, Jane | Blood Rubies | 25.99 | SB | Josie Prescott |Antiques |

Cleverly, Barbara | Enter Pale Death | 26.95 | SHOT | Joe Sandilands |

Conrad, Hy | Mr. Monk Is Open for Business | 7.99 | PTC | Monk TV show |

Cook, Robin | Cell | 9.99| MED |

Copperman, E.J. | Inspector Specter | 7.99 | IA | Haunted Guesthouse |

Coyle, Cleo | Once upon a Grind | 26.95 | SB |Coffee Shop|

 

Davis, Krista | Ghost & Mrs. Mewer | 7.99 |SB | Paws & Claws |

Deaver, Jeffrey | Trouble in Mind | 15.00HB |Short stories

Doyle, Arthur Conan | Hound of The Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four | r | 25.95 | SHER | Sherlock Holmes |

 

Elo, Elizabeth | North of Boston | 16.00 | CHER |

Estleman, Loren |You Know Who Killed Me | 24.99 | HB |Amos Walker |

 

Fargeon, J. Jefferson| Mystery in White | r | 15.00 | GOLD | Christmas |

Fowler, Christopher |Bryant & May & the Bleeding Heart | 26.00 |YB | Bryant & May |

 

Gerritsen, Tess | Die Again | 27.00| MED | Rizzoli & Isles |

Greaney, Mark | Full Force & Effect | 29.95 | EOS | Jack Ryan Jr.|

Grippando, James | Black Horizon | 9.99 |RD | Jack Swyteck |

 

 

Hale, Rebecca | Aground on St. Thomas | 7.99 | SB |

Hall, James W. | Big Finish | 25.99 |HB | Thorn |

Hamilton, Donald | Poisoners | r | 7.99 | NOIR | Matt Helm |

Hannibal, James | Shadow Catcher | 9.99 | EOS |

Harrison, Mette Ivie | The Bishop's Wife | 26.95 | CHER |

Hayes, Scott | I Am Pilgrim | 16.00 | EOS |

Horowitz, Anthony | Moriarty | 26.99 | SHER | Sherlock Holmes |

Hunter, Stephen | Sniper's Honor | 9.99 | EOS | Bob Lee Swagger |

 

James, Rebecca | Sweet Damage | 25.00 | HIGH |

James, Steven | Checkmate | 9.99 | FC | Patrick Bowers |

Jance, J.A. | Moving Target | 9.99 | HOME | Ali Reynolds |

 

Kellerman, Jonathan | Killer | 9.99 | FC | Alex Delaware |

Kernick, Simon | Last 10 Seconds | 15.00 | YB | DI Boyd |

King, Maggie | Murder at the Book Group | 7.99 |SB |

King, Stephen | Mr. Mercedes | 16.00 | HOR |

Knott, Robert | Bridge | 26.95 | HB | Cole & Hitch |Western |

Knott, Robert | Bull River | 9.99 | HB | Cole and Hitch | Western |

 

Laukknen, Owen | Kill Fee | 9.99 | EOS | Kirk Stevens |

Lavene, Joyce & Jim | Spell Booked | 7.99 | IA | Retired Witches |

LoTempio, T.C. | Meow If It's Murder | 7.99 | SB | Nick and Nora |

 

Mansbach, Adam | Dead Run | 7.99 | IA |

Margolin, Phillip | Woman with a Gun | 26.99 | HOME |

Matthews, Jason | Red Sparrow | 17.00 | EOS |

McHugh, Laura | Weight of Blood | 16.00 | HIGH |

Miller, Carol | Nip of Murder | 25.99 | SB |Appalachia |

Monday, T.T. | Set-Up Man | 15.00 | HB | Baseball |

 

Oust, Gail | Kill 'Em With Cayenne | 25.99 | SB | Spice Shop |

 

Patterson, James | Hope to Die | 29.00 | FC | Alex Cross |

Purser, Ann | Scandal at Six | 7.99 | SB |Lois Meade |

Purser, Ann | Suspicion at Seven | 25.95 | SB | Lois Meade |

Pyne, Daniel | Fifty Mice | 26.95 | CRIM |

Rotella, Sebastian | Convert's Song | 26.00 | EOS |

Rowland, Laura Joh | Iris Fan | 25.99 | ONCE | Sano Ichiro | Feudal Japan |

 

Sansom, C.J. | Dominion | 17.00|ONCE | Non series |

Sayers, Dorothy L. | Five Red Herrings |r |14.99 |GOLD | Lord Peter Wimsey |

Sayers, Dorothy L. | Murder Must Advertise |r |14.99 |GOLD | Lord Peter Wimsey |

Shoham, Liad | Asylum City | 25.99 | SHOT | Israel |

Spector, Liv | Beautiful & the Wicked | 14.99 |IA |Time travel |

Straley, John | Cold Storage Alaska | 15.95 | HOME |

Sullivan, Mark | Thief | 25.99 |EOS | Robin Monarch |

 

Taylor, Brad | No Fortunate Son | 26.95 | EOS | Pike Logan |

Thomas, Sam | Harlot's Tale | 15.99 | ONCE |1600s | England |

Todd, Charles | Hunting Shadows | 14.99 |ONCE |Ian Rutledge |WWI|

Tursten, Helene | Fire Dance | 15.95 | SHOT |DI Huss | Sweden |

 

Williams, Timothy | Persona Non Grata | 14.95 | SHOT |Comm. Trotti |Italy |

Woods, Stuart | Carnal Curiosity | 9.99 | CRIM | Stone Barrington |

 

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