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                  2013 Bookclub Selections
                2nd Wednesday at 7:00PM

            January 16        Sister by Rosamunde Lupton
When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns
                        home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual
                        lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting
                        anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks,
                        while conservative Bee couldn't be more different. Bee is used to watching out for he
                        wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern
                        about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.
            February 13       When Johnny Came Marching Home by
                                      William Heffernan
A one-armed young Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow
                        soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.
            March  13          Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D.
            April 10             Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Gotzsch
Set in the mid-1600s in the Bavarian town of Schongau, a hangman, Jakob Kuisl,
                        is asked to find out whether an ominous tattoo found on a dying boy means that
                        witchcraft has come to town.
            May 8               Roseanna by Sjöwall
 On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from a lake. Three
                        months later, all that Inspector Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna and that
                       she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people.
            June 12            Sauvignon Secret by Ellen Crosby
Among the world-class vineyards of the Napa Valley, "Virginia's favorite vintner
                        -detective" ("Library Journal") and her winemaker ex-beau investigate the role of
                         a secret society in two mysterious deaths--and whether there is hope for their rocky
            July 10             Place of Execution by Val McDermid
In December, 1963, 13-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her small English
                        village. Newly promoted inspector George Bennett believes she's been murdered,
                        and learns a shocking truth from a gruesome discovery in a cave. Decades later,
                        he shares his story with journalist Catherine Heathcote, but pulls the plug on their
                        planned book without explanation. Catherine sets out to uncover what really
                        happened to Alison.
            August 14        Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
   Haunted by their pasts, Grace McBride and the crew of her software company,
                        Monkeewrench, create a computer game in which a serial killer is always caught.
                        But their game becomes a nightmare when someone begins duplicating the
                        fictional murders in real life.
            September 11  The Yard by Alex Grecian
    Victorian London--a violent cesspool of squalid depravity. Only twelve
                         detectives--The Murder Squad--are expected to solve the thousands of crimes
                          committed here each month. Formed after the Metropolitan Police's spectacular
                          failure in capturing Jack the Ripper, the Murder Squad suffers the brunt of public
                          contempt. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own...
                          A Scotland Yard Inspector has been found stuffed in a black steamer trunk at
                          Euston Square Station, his eyes and mouth sewn shut. When Walter Day, the
                          squad's new hire, is assigned to the case, he finds a strange ally in Dr. Bernard
                          Kingsley, the Yard's first forensic pathologist. Their grim conclusion: this was not
                          just a random, bizarre murder but in all probability, the first of twelve. Because the
                         squad itself it being targeted and the devious killer shows no signs of stopping
                         before completing his grim duty. But Inspector Day has one more surprise, something
                          even more shocking than the crimes: the killer's motive

            October 9        Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass
When an unusual corpse is discovered, a pioneering forensic anthropologist
                        is called to investigate, but even this seasoned expert is staggered by what the
                        corpse reveals.

            November 13   A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
In his phenomenal debut novel--a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond
                        between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town--Cash
                        displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.

            December 11   The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker
It's spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno
                       Courreges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning
                        walks with his hound, Gigi, and a new string of regional crimes and international
                        capers. When a local archaeological team searching for Neanderthal remains turns
                       up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it's up to Bruno to solve
                       the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate, a
                       series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a summit
                       between France and Spain approaching--not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women
                       vying for Bruno's affections.
September 25th

John Billheimer
Will discuss and sign
his latest - "Player to
be Maimed Later", the
second in his Lloyd
Keaton series.

This will the last of
author signings at
Foul Play, the first
was way back in May
1990, with Mary
Higgins Clark.
Closing the Store
Everything must go
After 24 wonderful years of bookselling,
we have decided to retire. Actual closing
date will depend on how fast we can sell
the building.  
 John and Toni Cross