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  Sandy Goodrick / Erin O'Donnell / Cathie van Veen    


Fall 2002




In This Issue


Author Appearances

New From the Northwest                               

Coming this Winter

Staff Notes

New From the Rest   

Coming this Winter                         

Late Recommendations                              


New From the UK                              

Reissues of Note                

Things of Interest

Holiday Books & Gift Ideas




Wed, Sept 4, noon, Thom Racina signs Never Forget.

Thurs, Sept 5, noon, Mary Daheim signs The Alpine Obituary.

Sat, Sept 7, noon, Roberta Isleib signs Six Strokes Under.

Tues, Sept 10, noon, Stella Cameron signs Cold Day in July.

Wed, Sept 11, noon, Margaret Coel signs The Shadow Dancer.

Mon, Sept 16, noon, Tess Gerritsen signs The Apprentice.

Fri, Sept 20, noon, Dana Stabenow signs Better to Rest.

Thurs, Sept 26, noon, Ayelet Waldman signs A Playdate with Death.

Sat, Sept 28, noon, Londoner Fidelis Morgan signs The Rival Queens, AND Karin Slaughter signs Kisscut.

Tues, Oct 1, noon, John Connolly signs The Killing Kind.

Mon, Oct 7, noon, Qui Xialong signs A Loyal Character Dancer.

Thurs, Oct 10, noon, Rochelle Krich signs Blues in the Night.

Wed, Oct 16, noon, Michael Connelly signs Chasing the Dime.

Tues, Oct 22, noon, Martin Cruz Smith signs December 6.

Sat, Oct 26, noon, Deborah Donnelly signs Died to Match.

Wed, Oct 30, noon, Andrew Vachss signs Only Child.

Fri, Nov 1, noon, Jan Burke signs 9.

Fri, Nov 8, noon, Deborah Morgan signs The Weedless Widow.


The Mysterious North, edited by Dana Stabenow, (Oct, Signet pbo, 6.99). Twelve all-new short stories set in various times in Alaska, from the gold rush to the present, including authors such as Stabenow, Henry, Straley as well as Brad Reynolds, Donna Andrews and Anne Perry (!).

Burl Barer, Body Count (Sept, Kensington pbo, 6.50). Account of the Spokane serial killer Robert Yates. Signing.

Stella Cameron, Cold Day in July (Sept, Kensington hc, 24.00). A singer is found dead in a sleepy Louisiana bayou town, and the local coroner doesn’t believe it was an accident. The death bears a resemblance to a couple of murders years before – but a man was convicted for those… Signing.

Deborah Donnelly, Died to Match (Oct, Dell pbo, 5.99). Wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid investigates when the bridesmaids in her latest efforts begin to die. Second case for the Seattle sleuth “with an eye for color, coordination and crime.”Signing.

Richard Hoyt, Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie (Oct, Forge hc, 25.95). From a puzzling historical fact--two years after Japan’s surrender, Emperor Hirohito met with Gen. MacArthur for 90 minutes, and NO official record of the meeting was kept--a tale is woven. A Japanese general was executed for war crimes, and 5 decades later his granddaughter is out to clear him, even if that means uncovering a web of deceit and corruption that stretches back to that meeting and those two men.

Deborah Morgan, The Weedless Widow (Oct, Berkeley pbo, 5.99). Retired FBI agent and Seattle antiques dealer Jeff Talbot is after a killer obsessed with antique fishing lures. 2nd in the series which debuted with Death is a Cabaret (pb, 5.99). Signing.

Kris Nelscott, Thin Walls (Sept, St Martin's hc, 24.95). In a tense Chicago of 1969, Smokey Dalton is hired to investigate the brutal deaths of three black men.

Meg O'Brien, Crimson Rain (Sept, Mira pbo, 6.50). 16 years earlier, a couple adopted twin one-year-old girls, but had to institutionalize one who tried to stab the other. Now, that past is coming back to haunt them, as the daughter they kept is kidnapped. Signing.

Dana Stabenow, Better to Rest (Sept, NAL hc, 23.95). Trooper Liam Campbell is faced with a major mystery: a WWII US bomber found frozen in a glacier. Signing.

James Thayer, The Gold Swan (Nov, Simon & Schuster hc, 25.00). Global politics and architecture converge as a skyscraper meant to mark China’s 5,000 years of civilization becomes the center of intrigue. Signing?


Donna Anders, In All the Wrong Places, Dec.

Lowen Clausen, Second Watch, Dec.

Carola Dunn, Mistletoe and Murder, Dec. '03.

Robert Ferrigno, Scavenger Hunt, Jan.

Kate Kingsbury, Dig Deep for Murder, Dec.

Steve Martini, The Arraignment, Jan. (postponed from Spring '02)

S. K. Moody, Medusa, Feb. (postponed from 8/02). We'll keep a list of reserves for then.

Sharan Newman & Catherine DeVenduer, Dec.

Ann Rule & Crime Files #8, Jan.

Now in paperback

T. F. Banks, The Thief Taker (Oct., Dell, 7.50).

James H. Cobb, Target Lock (Nov., Jove, 7.99).

Carola Dunn, Styx and Stones (Nov., Kensington, 5.99).

Jayne Ann Krentz, Smoke in Mirrors (Oct., Jove, 7.99).


We're happy to introduce you to Cathie van Veen. She started with us in late June. She's originally from Oregon and has an extensive background in computer work. She leans toward the British and cozy end of the mystery world, and is overloaded with books by authors that are new to her. For now, she's here just part-time, but you very well might deal with her when you next stop in or call.

We're taking good advantage of her computer skills by putting her in charge of our website. You may've noticed that it went nearly two months without an update while we were between web-meisters. Cathie will be keeping the calendar and the signed book list updated, and will be posting the newsletter each quarter. She has aspirations to revamp it, with in-put from Erin, so keep an eye on it for whatever they have in mind.



Jeff Abbott, Black Jack Point (Sept, Signet pbo, 6.99). Texas Judge Whit Mosely is caught up in a tale of legendary treasure and modern pirates.

Bruce Alexander, An Experiment in Treason (Oct, Putnam, hc, 24.95). A packet of scandalous letters is stolen in London and turns up in the colony of Massachusetts, and Sir John Fielding suspects that Benjamin Franklin may be involved. Signed copies available. In paper, Smuggler’s Moon (Oct, Berkley, 6.50).

Ace Atkins, Dark End of the Street (Nov, Morrow hc, 23.95). A simple search for a friend’s lost brother is more complicated than Nick Travers thinks: the soul singer vanished 10 years before, and the Dixie mob, a gubernatorial candidate with ties to neo-Confederates, and an Elvis-obsessed assassin are in his way.

Linda Barnes, The Big Dig (Oct, St. Martin's hc, 23.95). ). Finally, after being announced for publication by another publisher months ago, we have the new Carlotta Carlyle, who is on the trail of greed, corruption and murder in the midst of Boston’s massive, central highway project.

Dave Barry, Tricky Business (Oct, Putnam hc, 24.95). Wicked fun as the Extravaganza of the Seas takes its cast of gambling lunatics just three miles off the Florida coast and into the midst of the biggest storm in years. Signed copies available. Tammy recommends.

Nancy Bell, Biggie and the Devil Diet (Nov, St. Martin's hc, 22.95). Rex Barnwell has returned to his father’s ranch to convert it to a retreat for overweight girls but is murdered before his plans can be implemented. Barnwell is an old friend of Biggie’s, so she investigates.

Laurien Berenson, Hot Dog (Sept, Kensington hc, 22.00). ). 9th with Melanie Travis, who is on the trail of a missing dachshund even as someone seems to be on her tail. Signed copies available.

William Bernhardt, Criminal Intent (Aug., Ballantine hc, 23.95). Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid defends a radical parish priest accused of murder.

Ruth Birmingham, Cold Trail (Sept, Berkley pbo, 5.99). The 5th case of Georgia's PI Sunny Childs finds her going undercover at a ritzy women’s hunting club.

Barbara Block, Rubbed Out (Nov, Kensington hc, 22.00). Exotic pet store owner and sleuth Robin Light is looking for the missing wife of a rich lawyer, and finds the Russian mob. Signed Copies Available.

Steven Booth, Blood on the Tongue (Oct, Scribner hc, 24.00). In the midst of a bitter, icy winter, Det. Sgt. Fry is working on three homicides while her partner traces the cold trail of a WWII bomber crash. Somehow, they must work together, while their attraction has been reduced to distrust. Third in the series by a Brit whose work is described as “a thinking-person’s crime fiction.” In paper, Dancing with the Virgins (Oct., Pocket, 6.99), which was short-listed for the Golden Dagger Award.

Christopher Brookmyre, Country of the Blind (Sept, Grove tpo, 12.00). British author compared to Hiaasen. Hard-bitten journalist Jack Parlabane, hero of his last book (Quite Ugly One Morning, tp 12.00), doesn’t buy the police solution to the murder of a conservative tabloid mogul.

Rita Mae Brown, Hotspur (Nov, Ballantine hc, 24.95). Sister may be in her 70s, but she’s still involved in the Hunt--whether it is for foxes or for killers.

Edna Buchanan, The Ice Maiden (Nov, Morrow hc, 23.95). The unspeakable evil of a 10-year-old crime returns to sweep the sole survivor and Britt Montero into new horror.

Christopher Buckley, No Way to Treat a First Lady (Oct, Random House hc, 24.95). During a bedroom spat, did the First Lady hurl a Paul Revere spittoon at her philandering husband, killing the President? As the nation girds for the media Trial of the Millennium, she turns for her defense counsel to the boyfriend she jilted in law school, the most shamelessly self-promoting lawyer in the country. Can he save her and redeem himself--and find the romance they once had? Sandy recommends.

Jan Burke, 9 (Oct, Simon & Schuster hc, 24.00). The first stand-alone thriller from the author of the Edgar-winning Irene Kelly series. Bodies are turning up around LA, all belonging to the felons on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list. A turf war develops between the LAPD and the FBI, and Det. Alex Harwick is caught in the middle. Signing.

Dana Cameron, Grave Consequences (Nov, Avon pbo, 6.50). ). 2nd archeological mystery with Emma Fielding, who digs into trouble at the site of a 12th century English abbey. The author herself is a professional archeologist.

Andrea Camilleri, The Terra Cotta Dog (Nov, Viking hc, 19.95). The sardonic Inspector Salvo Montalbano returns from his debut in The Shape of Water (Nov., Penguin, 5.99) to investigate another enigmatic Sicilian crime: in a secret grotto two young lovers, dead for fifty years, are found embracing, watched over by a life-size terra-cotta dog. The mafia, loot from a supermarket heist, and an illegal arms cache add to the drama. Signed copies available.

JoAnna Carl, The Chocolate Bear Burglary (Nov., Signet pbo, 5.99). Second in the Chocoholic series, after the popular debut The Chocolate Cat Caper (pbo, 5.99). Lee McKinney and her Aunt Nettie are small-town chocolatiers who step into some big-time crime.

Caroline Carver, Blood Junction (Sept, Mysterious Press hc, 24.95). Journalist India Kane travels to the Australian outback to visit a friend. Her car breaks down just outside the town and a cop gives her a ride. When they get to town, she finds that her friend has disappeared. The next day, the cop is killed and she is suspected of his murder. Winner of the UK’s Debut Dagger Award.

John Case, The Eighth Day (Nov, Ballantine hc, 25.95). International intrigue, suspense and religious prophecy.

Edie Claire, Never Tease a Siamese (Sept, Signet pbo, 5.99). Pittsburgh ad copywriter and amateur sleuth Leigh Koslow tackles her 5th investigation when a will comes into dispute.

Margaret Coel, The Shadow Dancer (Sept., Berkley hc, 22.95). The leader of a movement to resurrect the Shadow Dance religion doesn’t think anything should get in the way, not even a murder investigation. Holden and O’Malley believe he might be involved in that death. Signing.

Max Allan Collins, The Lusitania Murders (Nov, Berkley pbo, 6.99). A journalist aboard the ship (who also writes under the pen name S.S. van Dine) is looking into reports of treason, sabotage and murder just hours before the sinking. Latest in a series of great historical disasters.

Introducing a new favorite of Tammy's:

Michael Collins, The Resurrectionists (Oct, Scribner hc, 24.00). & The Keepers of Truth (Scribner, tp, 13.00). Frank Cassidy must steal two cars to transport his family to the funeral of his estranged uncle who raised him. His cousin and his wife are not happy with the arrival of more hopeful heirs. While I hate sentences like these: Collins is a welcome addition to "Southern Noir" in the vein of Daniel Woodrell and Thomas H. Cook. This, from a guy who grew up in Limerick, Ireland?!!

Michael Connelly, Chasing the Dime (Oct, Little Brown hc, 25.95). Computer entrepreneur Henry Price has moved and has a new phone number. The first time he checks for messages, he finds numerous messages for the woman who had the number before him, a woman who vanished. Price is drawn to the case because, as a boy, his sister vanished--a victim of the Dollmaker. Signing.

John Connolly, The Killing Kind (Sept, Pocket hc, 25.00). ). PI Charlie Parker is drawn into the case of the mass murder of a religious community in Maine. In paper, Dark Hollow (Sept., Pocket, 6.99). Signing.

Deborah Crombie, And Justice for None (Aug, Bantam hc, 23.95). ). Inspector Kincaid and Gemma James move into their new London flat in Notting Hill and, before they can get settled, are investigating the murder of an antique dealer’s wife.

Amanda Cross, The Edge of Doom (Oct, Ballantine hc, 22.95). Kate Fansler’s family is tossed into chaos when a man visits her brother and claims to be Kate's father, and he’s not a Fansler. In fact, who is he?

S. V. Date, Black Sunshine (Oct, Putnam, hc, 24.95). The campaign for governor in Florida is often interesting, but when the supposedly dead dim-bulb brother, preferred by the public over his straight-arrow brother, begins to cause trouble, he shows that his bulb may be brighter than believed. Like Hiaasen, Dorsey and Hall? Be sure to read Date. His books are non-series, so you can start with any of them – they’re lunacy of the highest order by a long-time Florida newspaperman who has covered the Florida capital for years. "This is his best yet!"—Tammy. In paper, Deep Water (Oct., Berkley, 6.99).

Lindsey Davis, A Body in the Bathhouse (Sept, Mysterious Press hc, 24.95). Shiftless contractors working on his bathhouse lead Falco into trouble. In paper, Ode to a Banker (Sept., Mysterious Press, 12.95).

Val Davis, Thread of the Spider (Oct, St Martin's hc, 23.95). While on an Anasazi dig in Utah, archeologist Nicolette Scott unearths a 1937 Packard which was the getaway car for a pair of infamous 1940s bank robbers. In the trunk is a paper that hints at a 60-year-old conspiracy. Davis is a pseudonym for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irvine.

Peter Duchin and John Morgan Wilson, Blue Moon (Oct, Berkley hc, 22.95). Debut of a new series about bandleader Philip Damon. Still recovering from the unsolved murder of his wife, Damon arrives at a San Francisco charity ball to find a woman who looks very much like his late wife and whose escort has been ice-picked. Is Damon some link between the murders? Duchin is a bandleader and Wilson is an Edgar-winning author.

Janet Evanovich, Full House (Sept., St Martin's pbo, 6.99). The only information on this book in the publisher’s catalog is “…the first paperback original…featuring all new characters," and, from the picture of the book’s front – “Her life was pleasant, proper and predictable – until he showed up and trouble moved in.”

AND: Visions of Sugar Plums (Oct, St Martin's hc, 19.95). A holiday gift for her fans that sends Stephanie on a holiday adventure and introduces a new character who is sexy and mysterious.

Nicholas Freeling, The Janeites (Sept., Arcadia tpo, 16.00). A modern ironic comedy about arson, mugging, cancer, chemicals and Jane Austen books. A new novel by the author of the acclaimed Castang and Van der Valk mysteries.

Shelley Freydont, Halloween Murder (Sept, Kensington hc, 22.00). Former dancer Lindy Haggerty is the director of the town’s Halloween festival--and it's turned into a nightmare… Signed copies available.

Kinky Friedman, Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (Sept, Simon & Schuster hc, 24.00). The Kinkster juggles more than one case: a missing 11-year-old autistic boy, and a missing 3-legged cat. In paper, Steppin' on a Rainbow (Sept., Pocket, 13.00).

Alan Furst, Blood of Victory (Sept, Random House hc, 24.95). In 1940 Istanbul it is Autumn, and a Russian émigré journalist is enlisted by the British secret service in a last, desperate attempt to block Hitler’s conquest of Europe.

Jim Fusilli, A Well-Known Secret (Nov, Putnam hc, 23.95). ). A missing-persons case draws Terry Orr, troubled father and reluctant PI, into another case, in a sequel to the critically acclaimed Closing Time (Oct., Berkley pb, 6.50). The author is a music critic for The Wall Street Journal.

Julie Garwood, Killjoy (Sept, Ballantine hc, 25.95). FBI profiler Avery Delaney is trying to find her aunt who vanished while en route to a Colorado spa.

Elizabeth George, I, Richard (Oct., Bantam hc, 25.95). ). First short story collection by the award-winning author of the Inspector Lynley mysteries. Five tales of human weakness, loyalty, guilt and betrayal--with Insp. Lynley making a cameo appearance. The first of Elizabeth George's Lynley novels, A Great Deliverance, has just been dramatized by the BBC. The latest, A Traitor to Memory, is available in pb in Sept. (Bantam, 7.99).

Christine Goff, A Nest in the Ashes (Nov, Berkley pbo, 5.99). 3rd in the Colorado-based birdwatching series.

Sue Grafton, Q is for Quarry (Oct, Putnam hc, 26.95). ). Based on an unsolved homicide from 1969, Kinsey takes on a case that has obsessed the author. Signed copies available.

Martha Grimes, The Grave Maurice (Sept, Viking hc, 25.95). Jury hears a story while in hospital: the daughter of his surgeon, and granddaughter of the owner of a horse farm, has been missing for more than a year. The plot thickens when the woman who told the original story is found dead at that same ranch. In paper, The Blue Last (Aug., Onyx, 7.99).

James Grippando, Beyond Suspicion (Sept, Harper hc, 24.95). ). Lawyer Jack Swyteck returns from The Pardon. Living a quiet life with a family and a private practice, Jack defends in an easy case, only to find that his client has scammed everyone – the judge, jury and him. When the client ends up dead, Jack’s quiet life implodes. In paper, A King’s Ransom (Oct., Avon, 7.50).

Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures (Oct, Berkley hc, 21.95) Hardcover reissue – first time in hardcover – of the debut of Anita Blake. In paper, Narcissus in Chains (Sept., Jove, 7.99).

Lauren Haney A Cruel Deceit (Sept., Avon pbo, 6.50). 6th Ancient Egyptian mystery with Medjay policeman Lt. Bak.

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Gone Tomorrow (Nov, St Martin's hc, 24.95). In his 9th appearance, Det. Insp. Bill Slider is called to the scene of a grotesquely disfigured corpse left at a playground.

John Harvey, In a True Light (Sept, Carroll & Graf hc, 26.00). Harvey’s first book after the Resnick series is a neo-noir crime novel set amidst the bohemian art and jazz world of 1950s NYC.

Pete Hautman, Doohickey (Oct, Simon & Schuster hc, 24.00). Nick Fashon is left with the horrible feeling that his partner has something to do with it when the building that housed his apartment and business burns to the ground. Left with nothing but the odd inventions in his grandfather’s barn, he begins to wonder if one odd plastic kitchen doohickey might be worth pushing…and someone else wonders the same thing. In paper, Rag Man (Oct., Pocket, 13.00). One of Bill’s favorite authors, whose books are cleverly comic.

Steven F. Havill, Scavengers (Sept, St Martin's hc, 24.95). With Sheriff Gastner having retired, his successors--Torrez and Reyes-Guzman--are fielding a couple of murders out in the desert. A new series picking up where the Gastner series “ended."

Lauren Henderson, Pretty Boy (Sept, Three Rivers tpo, 12.95). While on holiday at her friend’s quaint B&B, Sam Jones feels right at home, investigating the murder of her friend’s girlfriend and getting under the skin of the locals. She also catches the eye of a young art student who just might be the key to the case. The latest of her "tart noir." (See also "Things of Interest.")

Joan Hess, Out on a Limb (Nov, St. Martin's hc, 23.95).

Carl Hiassen, Hoot (Sept, Knopf hc, 15.95). In his first mystery for younger readers, Hiaasen introduces a cast of quirky middle-school students who befriend an endangered species of owl. In paper, Paradise Screwed (Sept., Berkley, 14.95), a collection of his sharp & funny columns for the Miami Herald.

Tami Hoag, Dark Horse (Aug, Bantam hc, 26.95). Disgraced narcotics Deputy Elena Estes moves to Florida’s horse county and gets involved in the glittering riding competitions and the case of a missing girl.

Kay Hooper, Once a Thief (Oct, Bantam pbo, 7.50). A millionaire jewel collector discovers that a beautiful woman has become the pawn of a master jewel thief who is intent on snagging his gems.

Jane Isenberg, Out of Hormone's Way (Sept, Avon pbo, 6.50). 5th with English professor Bel Barrett, who continues to battle hot flashes and cold crimes.

Nancy Baker Jacobs, Flash Point (Oct, Daniels & Daniels tpo, 13.95). In San Francisco, California’s new arson czar, Susan Kim Delancey, investigates a string of fires that obscures the murder of new mothers and the kidnapping of their babies.

Iris Johansen, No One to Trust (Oct, Bantam hc, 25.95). Trained as a military assassin, Elena Kyler is on the run from a ruthless and charismatic killer.

Jonathan Kellerman, The Murder Book (Oct, Ballantine hc, 26.95). New psychological thriller from the Edgar- & Anthony award winning author. L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware must confront a long-unsolved murder, a cold case of unspeakable brutality. In the course of it, his own survival and that of his friend homicide detective Milo Sturgis are threatened. In paper, Flesh and Blood (Oct., Ballantine, 7.99).

Phillip Kerr, Dark Matter (Oct., Crown hc, 24.00). In London of 1696, young Christopher Ellis is sent to the Tower, to be the assistant to Sir Isaac Newton. Newton has been appointed by the King and Parliament to uncover a ring of counterfeiters. Amidst a sinister swirl of murders, coded documents and alchemists symbols, can they foil the sinister plot to upset the English economy?

Nina Killham, How to Cook a Tart (Oct., Bloomsbury hc, 21.95). "The dead body on her kitchen floor was merely one more complication facing a butter-loving cookbook author whose daughter is anorexic and whose husband has strayed."

Rochelle Krich, Blues in the Night (Oct, Ballantine hc, 23.95). True-crime writer Molly Blume is drawn to the bedside of a young woman hospitalized in a hit-and-run on Mulholland Drive. Signing.

Nicholas M. Kublicki, The Diamond Conspiracy (Nov, Sourcebooks hc, 25.00). DOJ lawyer Patrick Carlton is handed a convoluted case by a vindictive boss--a minor anti-trust suit over a small Arkansas diamond mine. This “minor” case soon erupts into an international conspiracy, going back to 1920, about the gems.

Jim Lehrer, No Certain Rest (Aug., Random House hc, 23.95). ). Dan Spaniel, Parks Dept. archeologist, is called in after souvenir hunters find the grave of a Union officer that overlooks the Antietam battle site. But the ID on the officer can’t be correct, and clues point to his murder, so Spaniel has a true mystery on his hands. 9/17/02 is the 140th anniversary of the battle. Latest novel by the respected PBS newsman.

Laura Lippman, The Last Place (Oct, Morrow hc, 23.95). PI Tess Monaghan is hired to research a series of unsolved homicides that might be overlooked cases of domestic abuse. As she traverses Maryland, the case brings out echoes from her own past. Signing? In paper, In a Strange City (Oct., Avon, 6.99).

John Lutz, The Night Watcher (Nov, Kensington pbo, 6.99). Someone is killing wealthy Manhattanites in their high-rises.

Henning Mankell, Firewall (Nov, New Press hc, 25.95). Kurt Wallender looks for the connection between the murder of a taxi driver, a man who drops dead at an ATM and a power outage. 8th in the series, written in 1998.

Evan Marshall, Icing Ivy (Nov, Kensington hc, 22.00). Winter at a writer’s retreat is especially chilling for literary agent Jane Stuart and her cat Winky when one of the attendees turns to murder. Signed copies available.

Archer Mayor, The Sniper's Wife (Oct, Mysterious Press hc, 23.95). Leaving the calm of Vermont, Det. Willy Kunkle confronts his past as he searches the back alleys of NYC for clues to his ex-wife’s murder. In paper, Tucker Peak (Sept., Warner, 6.99).

Michael McClelland, Oyster Blues (Oct, iBooks hc, 19.95). Debut printing of a best-selling e-book (got that?). Fast-paced, humorous Florida thriller about a woman, a boat, the mob, guns, oysters and a mysterious coffin.

Val McDermid, The Last Temptation (Sept, St Martin's hc, 24.95). Dr. Tony Hill doesn’t want to do his job anymore: he maps the minds of murderers. But when a twisted killer starts to target psychologists across Northern Europe, he’s the obvious choice to track the fiend. Signed copies available. Erin recommends. McDermid's publishers are doing a great job of reissuing her books. Spinster has just reissued the first two of her Kate Brannnigan books, Dead Beat ('92)and Kick Back ('93), and in Oct they're releasing the 3rd and 4th, Crack Down ('94) and Clean Break ('95). All are 12.95 trade paperbacks.

Kyle Mills, Sphere of Influence (Oct, Putnam hc, 24.95). Unconventional FBI agent Mark Beamon is about to have his exile in Phoenix ended when a video proves that a terrorist cell within the US has modern missile technology. Signed copies available.

Miriam Grace Monfredo, Children of Cain (Sept, Berkley hc, 22.95). 9th with Bronwen Llyr and 3rd set during the Civil War. Llyr knows of Lee’s plans to attack the Union supply line, but she can’t find the Union general to warn him. In paper, Brothers of Cain (Sept., Berkley, 6.99).

Fidelis Morgan, The Rival Queens (Sept, HarperCollins 23.95.) Impoverished Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her clever maidservant Alpiew return from their debut in Unnatural Fire (tp, 13.95) to tackle more murder and intrigue in Restoration London. Seeking refuge from the pursuing bailiffs, they stumble into a philosophy lecture hall in time to see a player stumble on stage with her hands dripping with blood. Signing.

John Mortimer, Rumpole Rests His Case (Nov, Viking hc, 24.95). Seven all new stories with Rumpole in grand and expected form, fresh and funny.

Magdalen Nabb, Some Bitter Taste (Oct., Soho hc, 24.00). Sara Hirsh is an elderly spinster who lives above a Florentine antiques shop, in the flat where she was raised. She’s frightened by the idea that someone has been in her apartment. She approaches Marshal Guarnaccia for help, but he’s preoccupied with a case. Before he can help her, she’s found dead. In paper, Property of Blood (Oct., Soho, 12.00).

Carol O'Connell, Crime School (Sept, Putnam hc, 24.95). Mallory knows a great deal about a woman found hanging in a burning apartment: the fire was set to make certain that the body was found, and this is the woman who first took in a street urchin, the young Kathy Mallory, and later betrayed her. Signed copies available.

Leslie O'Kane, Death of a PTA Goddess (Oct, Ballantine pbo, 6.99). Molly Masters searches for answers when the town’s perfect PTA president is murdered and the woman’s less-than-perfect secrets emerge.

Robert B. Parker, Shrink Rap (Sept, Putnam hc, 25.95). Sunny Randall hits the road as a bodyguard to a best-selling author. The writer is afraid of her ex, a psychotherapist. Which of course makes this one of the best titles ever.

James Patterson Four Blind Mice (Nov, Little Brown hc, 27.95). 7th Alex Cross.

Eliot Pattison, Bone Mountain (Sept, St Martin's hc, 24.95). Ex-inspector Shan is sent to retrieve a long-lost idol. But the journey turns desperate when the monk guiding the group is murdered and Shan discovers that the idol has been stolen from the Chinese Army, who wants it back. Edgar-Winning series.

Anne Perry, Death of a Stranger (Oct, Ballantine hc, 25.95). Monk investigates railway-related crimes and revives memories long lost in his amnesia. Newest Monk in paper, Funeral in Blue (Sept, Ballantine, 7.99). Also in paper, Tathea (Sept, Berkley, 14.95), Perry’s first foray into fantasy, published a few years ago.

Sam Reaves, Dooley's Back (Oct, Carroll & Graf hc, 24.00). ). After 8 years in Mexico on the lam from the law, ex-cop Frank Dooley is back in Chicago and finds himself caught between the force he abandoned and the Outfit that his old partner betrayed.

Christopher Reich, The First Billion (Aug, Bantam hc, 26.95). Working to bring a high-tech Russian company to the US Stock Exchange turns ugly when its chairman turns out to be a ruthless mob boss.

John Ridley, The Drift (Sept, Knopf hc, 24.00). Charlie Harmon used to live the upper-upper-middle class life in LA. Now living a ragged life on the rails, he’s asked to do a favor – find the niece of the man who taught him how to survive on the run. And she was last seen along the High Line, the “corridors of racist hate” along the tracks of the Pacific Northwest. Latest crime novel by the screenwriter, novelist and NPR voice. Signing?

Lora Roberts, Another Fine Mess (Oct, Daniels & Daniels tpo, 13.95). Writer Bridget Montrose finds that a literary retreat is a cut-throat place.

Caroline Roe, A Draught for a Dead Man (Nov, Berkley hc, 22.95). 1st hardcover in this medieval Spanish series, the 6th with blind Jewish physician Isaac of Girona.

John Santlofer, The Death Artist (Sept, Morrow hc, 24.95). Debut suspense novel. Ten years ago Kate McKinnon traded her NYPD badge for a Ph.D. in art history. With a penthouse overlooking Central Park and a job hosting a PBS series based on her best-selling book, she is drawn back into the dark world of her past when a brutal ritualistic killer seems to be leaving messages for her.

Sheldon Siegel, Criminal Intent (Sept, Putnam hc, 25.95). Family problems, all of them legal, are keeping Mike Daley and his law partner--and ex-wife-- amused and busy. Signed copies available.

Jenny Siler, Shot (Sept, Holt hc, 24.00). Lucy Greene’s husband is killed in a car wreck. But why did he contact a reporter just days before and promise a big story, and was his home office ransacked just after the funeral, and what has this got to do with various health problems of people she knows? She’s warned to lay off, but she won’t. Signing?

Harrison Gradwell Slater, Night Music (Oct, Harcourt hc, 26.00). A down-on-his-luck music scholar may have found the missing diary of the adolescent Mozart. His search for authenticity leads him throughout Europe into glitzy company, and grave danger. The author is an internationally known Mozart scholar and performer, and this is his debut novel.

Karin Slaughter, Kisscut (Oct, Morrow hc, 24.95). Follow-up to Blindsighted (Oct, Harper, 7.50), with Southern small-town coroner Dr. Sara Linton and her ex-husband, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver enmeshed in the death of a young girl. Signing.

Martin Cruz Smith, December 6 (Oct, Simon & Schuster hc, 26.00). Set in Tokyo the day before Pearl Harbor was attacked. Harry Niles is a rogue, a nightclub owner, a con man--and maybe a spy. But for what side? Niles is desperate to find a flight out to the West. What does he know? Signing.

Troy Soos, The Gilded Cage (Oct, Kensington hc, 23.00). Following up on their debut in Island of Tears, in 1893 NYC, dime novelist Marshall Webb and reformer Rebecca Davis face a horrific cholera epidemic, economic depression and a rampant wave of corruption. Signed copies available. In paper, Island of Tears (Sept, Kensington, 6.99).

Walter Sorrells, Proof of Intent (Nov, St Martin's hc, 24.95). Sorrells resurrects William Coughlin’s character Charley Sloan, a troubled but talented lawyer, for new adventures.

Richard Stark, Breakout (Nov, Mysterious Press hc, 23.95). For Parker, the only thing worse than a jailbird is being one--and he’s gotta get out. In paper, Firebreak (Nov, Mysterious Press, 12.95). Favorite series of Bill and JB, and they are thrilled at the reissue of more of the earlier ones. In paper, The Jugger (Oct, Mysterious Press, 12.95), the 6th in the Parker series, from 1965.

William G. Tapply, A Fine Line (Nov, St Martin's hc, 24.95). Brady Coyne drops by a client’s home for routine legal work, only to find the paraplegic naturalist dead. The man’s teenage son is missing, too, without a trace of violence. In paper, Cutter’s Run (Nov, St. Martin's, 6.50). From 1998.

Lou Jane Temple, Death is Semisweet (Sept, St Martin's hc, 23.95). Kansas City chef and sleuth Heaven Lee is trying to figure out why someone wants to bedevil the opening of a new chocolate factory. First an advertising blimp is shot down, then a body turns up at the factory’s opening.

Boston Teran, The Prince of Deadly Weapons (Nov, St. Martin's hc, 24.95). In Northern California, a perfect son and heir to a family fortune takes his life. Miles away, the federal agent he was to meet is found dead. What was the meeting about and is there a connection to the deaths? Dane Rudd, a stranger connected only by the fact that he received the dead son’s corneas, is motivated to investigate.

David and Aimee Thurlo, Second Sunrise (Nov, Forge hc, 24.95). New Mexico state police officer Lee Nez has drawn the attention of FBI agent Diane Lopez and a trio of vampires led by Hans Muller. Lee knows Muller well; decades ago, their battle over plutonium left Lee a nightwalker, a Navajo vampire. First in a new supernatural Southwest series. Also, Bad Faith (Nov, St. Martin's hc, 23.95). Sister Agatha is one of two extern nuns at a New Mexico desert order, which means she deals with the outside world. When Father Anselm, chaplain for the monastery, dies of poisoning at the mass, her role becomes more complex.

Charles Todd, A Fearsome Doubt (Oct, Bantam hc, 24.95). In 1919, Ispector Rutledge must confront the possibility that a man he sent to the gallows seven years before may have been innocent.

Nick Tosches, In the Hand of Dante (Sept, Little Brown hc, 24.95). ). In the depth of the Vatican library, the handwritten manuscript for The Divine Comedy is found. It soon is in the hands of a NYC mob boss, and a writer named “Nick Tosches” is called in to authenticate it. The novel combines Tosches’ vast knowledge of Dante and the Outfit.

Margaret Truman, Murder at Ford's Theatre (Nov, Ballantine hc, 24.95). A young theatre volunteer is found murdered in the alley behind Ford’s Theatre. She was an intern for a powerful right-wing Senator.

Scott Turow, Reversible Errors (Nov, FSG hc, 28.00). ). In Kindle County, the law is complicated: Arthur Raven is a corporate lawyer appointed by the court to represent an inmate scheduled to die for a triple slaying who receives word that another inmate may have evidence that will exonerate his client. The original prosecutor and the cop who put the case together don’t want it revisited, and the judge from the original trial is just herself now getting out of prison for taking bribes.

Andrew Vachss, Only Child (Oct, Knopf hc, 24.00). Back in familiar surroundings and among friends, Burke tries to settle into his old life by taking a job offer from a mob boss to find his daughter’s killer. The search takes Burke down the trail of a filmmaker with a horrific idea of realism in cinema. Erin recommends. In paperback: Pain Management (Oct, Vintage, 13.00).

Noreen Wald, Enter Dying (Sept, Berkley pbo, 5.99). 5th “Ghostwriter” mystery has Ms. Jake O’Hara working behind the scenes of a Broadway musical as a writer, and stage-center when murder premieres.

Ayelet Waldman, A Playdate with Death (June, Berkley hc, 22.95). 3rd "mommy track" mystery with retired public defender and stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum. When an instructor at her health club commits suicide, Juliet suspects foul play. In, Nursery Crimes (Berkley, 6.50) and The Big Nap (Berkley, 6.99). Signing.

John Morgan Wilson -- (see Peter Duchin).

Stuart Woods, Blood Orchid (Oct, Putnam hc, 25.95). 3rd with Florida police chief Holly Barker and her Doberman Daisy. In pb, Orchid Blues (Oct, Signet pb, 7.99).

Qiu Xiaolong, A Loyal Character Dancer (Sept, Soho hc, 25.00). Shanghai Insp. Chen has been assigned to escort US Marshal Catherine Rohn to pick up the wife of an important witness in a US trial. Before she arrives, Chen learns the woman has vanished. Sequel to the Edgar-Nominated Death of a Red Heroine. Signing.

Margaret Yorke, Cause for Concern (Nov, St Martin's hc, 24.95). A secret from a woman’s past forces her to endure years of abuse from her son. After a stranger moves to town, a chain of events unfolds, explains her silence and leads to fresh violence. A favorite author of Sandy's.


Donna Anders, Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Nov, St. Martin's, 6.50)

Jake Arnott, He Kills Coppers (Nov, Harcourt, 13.00)

John Billheimer, Dismal Mountain (Sept, Worldwide, 5.99)

Lawrence Block, Hope to Die (Nov, Harper, 7.99) Scudder

Beverly Connor, Airtight Case (Sept, Cumberland, 7.99)

Thomas H. Cook, The Interrogation (Oct, Bantam, 6.99)

Patricia Cornwell, Isle of Dogs (Sept, Berkley, 7.99)

James Crumley, The Final Country (Nov, Mysterious Press, 12.95)

Jeffery Deaver, Speaking in Tongues (Oct, Pocket, 7.99)

Vince Flynn, Separation of Power (Sept, Pocket, 7.99)

Anne George, Murder Boogies with Elvis (Nov, Avon, 6.99). Her last book.

Glen David Gold, Carter Beats the Devil (Sept, Hyperion, 14.95). Erin recommends.

James W. Hall, Blackwater Sound (Nov, St Martin's, 6.99). Tammy & JB recommend.

Gary Hardwick, Color of Justice (Nov, Harper, 7.50)

Martha Lawrence, Ashes of Aries (Nov, St Martin's, 6.99). 2002 Shamus nominee.

Peter Lovesey, The Reaper (Nov, Soho, 12.00)

Ed McBain, Money, Money, Money (Oct, Pocket, 7.99). Edgar-Nominated 87th Precinct.

Brad Meltzer, The Millionaires (Nov, Warner, 7.99)

Walter Mosley, Futureland (Nov, Warner, 7.50)

Shirley Rousseau-Murphy, Cat Laughing Last (Nov, Avon, 6.99)

Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Nautical Chart (Sept, Harcourt, 14.00)

Gary Phillips, Shooter's Point (Oct, Kensington, 5.99)

Ann Ripley, Harvest of Murder (Sept, Kensington, 5.99). See Holiday Mysteries for her new hardcover.

Robert Wilson, The Company of Strangers (Nov, Harcourt, 14.00)


Robert Crais - Feb (postponed from Summer '02)

Linda Fairstein, The Bone Vault - Jan

Ken Follett, Hornet Flight - Dec

Ann Granger & Markby and Mitchell, - Dec

Bill James & Harpur and Iles - Dec

Joe R. Lansdale, A Fine Dark Line - Jan

Walter Mosley, Six Easy Pieces - Jan

Anne Perry & the Pitts - Feb

Thomas Perry, Dead Aim - Dec

Bill Pronzini & NAMELESS! - Feb

Ian Rankin & Insp. Rebus - Feb

Andrew Vachss The Getaway Man - Feb

Robert Wilson, The Blind Man of Seville - Jan


Barry Eisler, Rain Fall (July, Putnam hc, 24.95) JB recommended this impressive debut in the Summer Newsletter, & now I want to second it. John Rain is a Japanese-American living in Tokyo and working, basically, as an itinerant samurai — he takes jobs assassinating selected targets, but strictly according to his own code of "ethics." Lots of action, & great scene-painting of contemporary Tokyo with its teeming train terminals and tiny jazz clubs & secret single-malt whiskey bars. Signed copies available. Sandy recommends.

Darren Williams, Angel Rock (June, Knopf hc, 23.00). In this surreal first novel, a little boy disappears, a seemingly happy teenage girl kills herself miles from her home, and a washed up big-city detective convinced that the two events are connected ventures into the Australian outback to crack the secrets of a small, isolated community. Erin recommends.


Carole Nelson Douglas, Castle Rouge (Sept, Forge hc, 25.95). The madman called The Ripper escapes from the French authorities. As Holmes and Watson return to London, Irene Adler turns to friends in high places to aid her search: Sara Bernhardt and Bram Stoker. In paper, Chapel Noir (Sept, Forge, 6.99).

Larry Millett, The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Nov, Viking hc, 23.95). Shadwell Rafferty is on the case when a NYC newspaper headline screams, "SHERLOCK HOLMES DISAPPEARS, FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED." In paper, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Oct, Penguin, 6.99).

Murder, My Dear Watson, Greenberg & others, eds. (Nov, Carroll & Graf hc, 25.00). New short works by Wheat, Perry and others, as well as essays on Sherlockians and the internet, and a new list of 50 essential titles on Doyle and Holmes. In paper, Murder in Baker Street (Oct, Carroll & Graf, 14.00).


We'd like to introduce you to the reissue publisher House of Stratus. This British house focuses on Golden Age authors. Nearly all of their authors have been out of print for years, if not decades. And these are classic mysteries by classic authors: Freeman Willis Crofts, Georgette Heyer, R. Austin Freeman, Julian Symons, Mark Hebden, Michael Innes, Henry Cecil, E.C. Bentley, James Hadley Chase, Cyril Hare, Anthony Berkeley, Sapper, Dornford Yates and John Buchan. They make available some non-Sherlock works by Doyle and even some non-Mason books by Gardner. One of their more contemporary authors is Sam Llewellyn. If you're looking for books by these authors, let us know. House of Stratus is a class outfit; the books are beautifully packaged trade paperbacks, with terrific artwork and a clean presentation. They're priced from $11.50 to $12.95.


John Brady, The Good Life (Sept, Steerforth, 14.95). – reissue of earlier, from 1994.

Robert Littell, The Defection of A.J. Lewinter (Oct, Viking hc, 24.95). First published in 1973, this is Littell’s first book, a masterpiece of irony and intrigue.

Peter Lovesey, On the Edge (Nov, Soho tp, 12.00). First published in 1989.

William P. McGivern, The Big Heat (Nov, iBooks, 14.00). Latest in a reissue series of classic mystery novels that went on to be classic film noir movies, from 1953.

Peter Robinson, The Hanging Valley (Oct, Avon, 6.99). The 4th Insp Banks, from 1989.


Craig Rice, Home Sweet Homicide (Sept, Rue Morgue tp, 14.95). The all-time classic novel of a mystery writer and her three children who solve a murder and woo a handsome cop. Originally published in 1944.

Gwen and Constance Little, The Black Shrouds (Oct, Rue Morgue tp, 14.00). A headstrong would-be starlet becomes tangled up in a murder, all while being courted by a man who might be trying to lure her back home to her father.


The Art of Noir: The Posters and Graphics from the Period of Film Noir, Eddie Muller (Nov, Overlook hc, 50.00). More than 250 posters, lobby cards and other promotional material from the US and Europe are reproduced in glorious color, in a large format (14”x10”), accompanied by biographical info on the artist.

Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children, Edward Gorey (Oct, Harcourt hc, 16.00). Rediscovered by Gorey, this classic is illustrated with artwork that is previously unpublished.

Nicholas Basbanes, Among the Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century (Nov, Holt hc, 25.00). A refresher course for all of us addicts of book collecting from the author of the marvelous A Gentle Madness.

Lilian Jackson Braun, Short and Tall Tales (Oct, Putnam hc, 21.95). A book long in the works: James Mackintosh Qwilleran has finally completed this long-promised volume of Moose County Project.

A Century of Great Suspense Stories, Jeffery Deaver, ed. (Nov, Berkley tpo, 16.00). A few of the names included are Bloch, Block, Boucher, Cain, Ellin, Ellison, Highsmith, Simenon, Spillane, Westlake, Green, Queen and Stout.

Gangland USA: an Illustrated History of the Mafia in America from Al Capone to Tony Soprano, compiled by the editors of Life magazine (Nov, Life, 19.95). The title says it all…

Patricia Highsmith, Nothing Meets the Eye: the Uncollected Short Stories (Oct, Norton hc, 27.95). 28 stories written between 1938-82, the majority of which have never before been published. And, reissued, The Animal Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder and This Sweet Sickness (Oct, Norton, 13.95 ea.).

Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, Patricia Cornwell (Oct, Putnam hc, 27.95). “America’s top crime writer solves the infamous case that has baffled experts for more than a century.”

The Little Black & White Book of Film Noir: Quotations From Films of the 40s and 50s,, Thompson & Usukawa, eds. (Aug, City Lights tpo, 4.95).

The Mammoth Book of Egyptian Whodunnits, Mike Ashley, ed. (Oct, Carroll & Graf tpo, 11.95). New short stories from the likes of Peters, Doherty, Robinson, Haney and Pearce.

Much Ado About Murder, Anne Perry, ed. (Dec, Berkley hc, 23.95). Short Shakespearean whodunits from Deaver, Douglas, Newman, Marston, Brett, Frazer, Doherty, Robinson, Tremayne and the editor.

A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953), Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton (Nov, City Lights, 16.95). First English translation of the first French book, written in 1955, on the movies that the French recognized as a school of art. The publisher’s catalog doesn’t say this, but one might assume this book gave us the term, “film noir."

The Sopranos Family Cookbook, as compiled by Artie Bucco (Sept, Warner hc, 29.95). Southern Italian recipes, photos and lore from the popular TV show. Bake ziti as good as Carmela's.

Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life, edited by Barnaby Conrad, & a foreward by Monte Schulz (Writer's Digest hc, 19.99). Snoopy spent a lot of time pounding on that manual typewriter on top of his doghouse, and he's inspired some well-known writers to pen brief essays on the craft accompanied by their favorite cartoon panel. Included are Elizabeth George, Sue Grafton, Evan Hunter and Elmore Leonard. (Also Julia Child and many others.)

Tart Noir, Duffy & Henderson, eds. (Oct, Berkley tpo, 13.00). Anthology of sassy and saucy stories, by the likes of the editors, as well as Banbury, Cody, Hayter, Hendricks, Lippman, McDermid, Munger, Siler and Slaughter.

Trust No One: The Secret World of Sydney Reilly, Richard B. Spence (Nov, Feral House hc, 27.95). New chronicle of the life of the “Ace of Spies," using newly declassified info from UK, US and Russia.

The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion, by George Beahm (Oct, St. Martin's tpo, 7.95). The first and only book devoted to the author and her character. Photos, interviews and articles on each, and the relationship between the two.

White House Pet Detectives: Tales of Crime and Mystery at the White House from a Pet’s-Eye View, Carole Nelson Douglas, ed. (Aug, Cumberland tpo, 16.95). Contributors include Crider, Wheat, Dams, Elrod, Pickard, and others.


M.C. Beaton, A Highland Christmas (Nov, Warner, 4.99). Hamish Macbeth finds that crime is taking no holiday.

Nero Blanc, A Crossworder’s Holiday (Oct, Berkley hc, 22.95). Crossword editor Belle Graham and PI Rosco Polycrates star in five individual stories in one volume.

Parnell Hall, A Puzzle in a Pear Tree (Nov, Bantam hc, 23.95). ‘Tis the season to be murdered, and it takes the Puzzle Lady to decipher the clues.

Toni Kelner, Mad as the Dickens (Oct, Kensignton, 5.99).

Ann Ripley, The Christmas Garden Affair (Oct, Kensington hc, 22.00). Louise Eldridge is on the case when a rival garden show host is murdered. Signed copies available.


Running Press has published two tiny books that make truly delightful gifts for mystery fans. They are hardcovers measuring approximately 3 ½ by 2 ½ inches, complete with dustwrappers—and only 4.95 each:

Nancy Drew's Guide to Life, by Jennifer Worick. Advice for a variety of situations from the girl detective's many adventures, lavishly illustrated, with a tiny magnifying glass on a ribbon bound-in for a bookmark.

Bad Girls of Pulp Fiction. Great noir book covers with dolls & molls & classic blurbs—in all, 60 steamy full-color images. High-heel bookmarker bound-in.

And from Prion Press, a British import, come three postcard books, each with 23 postcard reproductions of classic pulp covers: Thrill-Mad Pussycats: High Voltage Temptresses from the Pulp Classics; Too Late To Resist: Steamy Clinches from the Pulp Classics; and She Tried to be Good: Sirens and Vamps from the Pulp Classics. Each is priced at 9.95.

Always a popular gift item for mystery fans: distinctive black coffee mugs with our blood red logo, Seattle Mystery Bookshop (14.95). We also have T– Shirts (15.00) and Sweatshirts (25.00), with a choice of red on black, or black on red. Gift certificates are always available, in any amount.



Mail and phone orders for these or any other books are welcome.  We often have signed copies of Northwest authors, and other authors who visit the shop.  Prices subject to change without notice.  Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104.  Phone:  (206) 587-5737.



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