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James's Selections

James has been in bookselling for over 30 years and enjoys mysteries, horror, and historical fiction. He's a member of the Horror Writers Association as well as the Mystery Writers of America and you can read his work in the anthologies California Screamin' and Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detectives Vol 2 (available at Warwick's).

-Bookie since 2016-

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The Windsor Knot: A Novel (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063050006
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Published: William Morrow - March 9th, 2021

Picture Queen Elizabeth II as a Miss Marple amateur detective and you have the basis of this fun new mystery series. A Russian pianist is found murdered at Windsor Castle after a "dine and sleep" and all clues point to someone within the tightly controlled home of the Queen. Full of interesting suspects and current Royal gossip, this book is a fun read and welcome escape from the craziness of the real world.


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Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733452
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

Nobody writes, “Florida Crazy” like Carl Hiaasen. If a news story leads with, “Florida man does…”, you can bet that it’s already been covered in a Hiaasen novel. However, no matter how madcap of a scenario that he presents, you can’t help but believe it could really happen.

Take Squeeze Me, the latest drive through wacky town. It’s present day and the current president (code named, Mastodon), is an overweight, tanning bed obsessed narcissist who has a super model wife who spends most of her time avoiding his touch. Sound familiar?

Now, throw in a drug-addled invasive Burmese Python that loves to snack on wealthy geriatric presidential supporters, a ex-con wildlife wrangler on the run from a one-armed poacher, and a former senator turned off-the-grid environmental warrior, and you have a recipe for one heck of a wild ride.

Hiaasen’s satire is razor sharp and his outlandish characters are so close to reality that you may find yourself laughing and then shaking your head in disgust. However, 2020 is a year that threw the rulebook into the swamp and tested us like no other time in recent history. So, grab an ice-cold Mojito, turn off the news, log out of your social media and let yourself laugh at the madness of it all.


Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501190810
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Published: Scribner - December 1st, 2020

Disneyland is the most recognized theme park in the world. However, Richard Snow’s new detailed and fascinating book paints a picture of a dream that succeeded in spite of itself. From the false starts of “Mickey Mouse Land” to the massive failures at the July 15th, 1955 Grand Opening, the story is a truly American success story of not giving up on a dream.

Taken from tons of research and interviews, Snow takes the reader from concept, through secret real estate deals, and financing that included Walt Disney getting a loan against his life insurance, to a park that would see over 160,000 guests in its first week. What started out as a modest couple of million dollar project ballooned into over $17 million dollars by opening day. However, it created a new form of family entertainment and put ABC Television above its competition.

Disney’s Land is a must read for Disneyland fans as well as any budding entrepreneurs.


The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

Marley: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982129712
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Published: Washington Square Press - November 3rd, 2020

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250752000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 17th, 2020

The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204455
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 28th, 2020

Wanderers: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399182129
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Published: Del Rey - May 19th, 2020

Heaven, My Home (A Highway 59 Novel #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363396
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 25th, 2020

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

The Chain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316531238
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 22nd, 2020

Calypso Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316392426
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2019

The Sentence Is Death: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062676849
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 26th, 2020

Hard-boiled ex-detective Daniel Hawthorn is back to be a pain in the butt to real life author Anthony Horowitz as he bullies the writer into covering a case the police can't solve. This series, aside from being a fun read, gives an inside look at a how a writer puts everything together.
Horowitz's self-deprecating humor paired with Hawthorn's lack of grace make for an interesting flip on the Holmes/Watson style of mystery. Much like a Agatha Christie cold case, a present-day murder by an expensive bottle of wine might be connected to a decade old caving accident. Unlike Christie, Horowitz plays fair with his clues and delivers a satisfying conclusion.


The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062676801
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2019

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316449434
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Published: Orbit - January 21st, 2020

Noir: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062433992
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 2nd, 2019

I.M.: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250077820
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 4th, 2020

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Tangerine: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686695
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Published: Ecco - January 8th, 2019

The Flight Attendant: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525432685
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2019

The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316154895
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 5th, 2019

The Hazel Wood: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147905
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Perveen Mistry Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959760
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Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250154057
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2020

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The Force: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062664440
Availability: Backordered
Published: William Morrow - August 28th, 2018