!: Terror of The Mountain Man – william W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone: Mexican revolutionary, Colonel Bustamante Keno, brazenly crashes the border, slaughters twenty-two innocent U.S. citizens in cold blood, and steals a thousand head of cattle–along with two hundred of Smoke’s horses.
2: The Devil’s Detective(ARC) – Simon Kurt Unsworth:
Thomas Fool is an Information Man, an investigator tasked with cataloging and filing reports on the endless stream of violence and brutality that flows through Hell. His job holds no reward or satisfaction, because Hell has rules but no justice. Each new crime is stamped “Do Not Investigate” and dutifully filed away in the depths of the Bureaucracy. But when an important political delegation arrives and a human is found murdered in a horrific manner—extravagant even by Hell’s standards—everything changes. The murders escalate, and their severity points to the kind of killer not seen for many generations.
3: The Green Lama: Horror in Clay – Adam Lance Garcia: The German Consulate has been attacked, leaving all but one of the Nazi diplomatic corps brutally murdered. Only Jethro Dumont, the Green Lama, and his associates, Jean Farrell, Ken Clayton and Lieutenant Caraway, can find out who’s behind this horrible crime. But as the Green Lama’s investigations deepen, he discovers a crime far greater than any ever committed by man, and learns a secret that will define the course of his destiny.
4: More Blood: A Sinanju Anthology (The Destroyer) – edited by Donna Courtois & Devin Murphy: Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir’s DESTROYER series is one of the longest-running and most successful action series in history. With more than 150 books, a TV show, a movie, a spin-off series, and much more coming soon, it shows no signs of slowing down. This book exists because eighteen of those fans had their own stories.
5: Murder, Mayhem And Mistletoe: Four Crimes at Christmas – Four authors: Kevin Tipple reviewed Bill Crider’s entry and drew my interest.
and the ebooks:
6: Marooned on Mars (Winston Science Fiction Book 5) – Lester del Rey: A story of bizarre adventure, MAROONED ON MARS is also the tense personal drama of a young man who shoulders the responsibility for stranding his shipmates. In a breath-taking climax, near the ruins of a long-lost civilization that suddenly comes alive with rodent-like Martians, Chuck proves the courage and bravery of one young “citizen of the Moon!”
7: Danger: Dinosaurs! (Winston Science Fiction Book 13) – Evan Hunter: science fiction from the master: time travel and dinosaurs.
8: Find the Feathered Serpent (Winston Science Fiction Book 2) – Evan Hunter: another time travel adventure.
9: Black Hat Jack – Joe R. Lansdale: Deadwood Dick tells his tale.