New Books On Sale Tuesday, March 21

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 21.                     

Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)                      

Happy Reading!                      

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Dead Man Switch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316259231
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - March 21st, 2017

Someone is killing members of America's most elite kill/capture military team. 
A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Virginia. These deaths seem unrelated, but the victims are living undercover, their true identities closely-held secrets. Now someone is assassinating them, one by one, taking family and innocent bystanders as well to make the killings seem like accidents. 
 Captain John Hayes, a Special Operations legend, has left the military to settle down quietly, for good, with his family. But when he pieces together the pattern behind the murders, discovering that his protegee, a brilliant assassin named Claire Rhodes, is the prime suspect, he returns to duty to hunt down the attackers. 
The killers strike ever more boldly as they conspire to draw Hayes and his fellow soldiers into Manhattan, where they can all be eliminated in a single devastating attack. To save his teammates and thousands of innocent lives, Hayes must find a way to stop a seemingly unstoppable weapon. 
Dead Man Switch delivers non-stop twists, turns, and action in a high-stakes thriller about what happens when the fight abroad follows our covert operators home.

Meet Matthew Quirk and get the latest book signed at Mysterious Galaxy on March 21st!


Lola Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780451496102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 21st, 2017

The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia . . . but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated. But in truth she is much, much smarter--and in many ways tougher and more ruthless--than any of the men around her, and as the gang is increasingly sucked into a world of high-stakes betrayal and brutal violence, her skills and leadership become their only hope of survival. 
Lola marks the debut of a hugely exciting new thriller writer, and of a singular, magnificent character unlike anyone else in fiction.

 

Meet Melissa Scrivner Love and get the latest book signed at Mysterious Galaxy on March 23rd!


Hellworld Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481466332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - March 21st, 2017

 In an effort to put her family back together, a teen struggles to discover what happened to her mother who disappeared during a ghost hunt in this haunting new novel from the author of PartySick, and Shackled
Five years ago, Abby Booth s mom, cohost of a ghost hunting reality show, went missing while filming in a haunted cave in Arizona. 
Since then, Abby s life has all but fallen to pieces, most notably because of her dad s deep depression and how they ve drifted further and further apart. 
But now, at seventeen, Abby has decided that things will change. She plans to go to the same cave where her mom and the crew went missing and to find out, once and for all, what happened there. 
With the help of the cohost s son Charlie, and two of his friends, Abby sets off on a quest for answers but when the group ends up finding, what they stumble across in that dark, primordial cave in Arizona, is nothing they could have ever imaged. 
Abby was investigating a possible haunting she never expected that there could be something worse.

 

Meet Tom Leveen and get the latest book signed at Mysterious Galaxy on March 24th!


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The Collapsing Empire Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765388889
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

Our universe is ruled by physics. Faster-than-light travel is impossible until the discovery of the Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars.

Riding the Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It s a hedge against interstellar war and, for the empire s rulers, a system of control.

The Flow is eternal but it s not static. Just as a river changes course, the Flow changes as well. In rare cases, entire worlds have been cut off from the rest of humanity. When it s discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, three individuals a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency must race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

Meet John Scalzi and get the latest books signed at Mysterious Galaxy on April 20th!


Mississippi Blood Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062311153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - March 21st, 2017

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi Greg Iles s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction. Despite Penn's experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son.

During forty years practicing medicine, Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez, Mississippi. But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others. Among them, Tom has a second son, the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse, Viola Turner. It is Viola who has been murdered, and her bitter son--Penn's half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father. The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi's violent past. In some way that Penn cannot fathom, Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles, a savage splinter cell of the KKK. More troubling still, the long-buried secrets shared by Dr. Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s. The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried, and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state, they seek to ensure that Dr. Cage either takes the fall for them, or takes his secrets to an early grave.

Tom Cage's murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion, and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father, his family will be destroyed. Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler, a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father's case. Together, Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself, a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble: their lives.

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited.


Chalk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765390950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - March 21st, 2017

Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies led by Drake will pass him by in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.

Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.

In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.


Fellside Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316300278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - March 21st, 2017

Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. 
It's a place where even the walls whisper. 
And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. 
Will she listen? 


Star's End Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781481444293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Saga Press - March 21st, 2017

A new space opera about a young woman who must face the truth about her father s past from critically acclaimed author Cassandra Rose Clarke. 
The Corominas family owns a small planet system, which consists of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, nicknamed the Four Sisters. Phillip Coromina, the patriarch of the family, earned his wealth through a manufacturing company he started as a young man and is preparing his eldest daughter, Esme, to take over the company when he dies. 
When Esme comes of age and begins to take over the business, she gradually discovers the reach of her father s company, the sinister aspects of its work with alien DNA, and the shocking betrayal that estranged her three half-sisters from their father. After a lifetime of following her father s orders, Esme must decide if she should agree to his dying wish of assembling her sisters for a last goodbye or face her role in her family s tragic undoing.


The Brotherhood of the Wheel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765380296
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Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

R.S. Belcher, the acclaimed author of The Six-Gun Tarot and The Shotgun Arcana launches a gritty new urban fantasy series about the mysterious society of truckers known only as, The Brotherhood of The Wheel.

In 1119 A.D., a group of nine crusaders became known as the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon--a militant monastic order charged with protecting pilgrims and caravans traveling on the roads to and from the Holy Land. In time, the Knights Templar would grow in power and, ultimately, be laid low. But a small offshoot of the Templars endure and have returned to the order's original mission: to defend the roads of the world and guard those who travel on them.

Theirs is a secret line of knights: truckers, bikers, taxi hacks, state troopers, bus drivers, RV gypsies--any of the folks who live and work on the asphalt arteries of America. They call themselves the Brotherhood of the Wheel.

Jimmy Aussapile is one such knight. He's driving a big rig down South when a promise to a ghostly hitchhiker sets him on a quest to find out the terrible truth behind a string of children gone missing all across the country. The road leads him to Lovina Hewitt, a skeptical Louisiana State Police investigator working the same case and, eventually, to a forgotten town that's not on any map--and to the secret behind the eerie Black-Eyed Kids said to prowl the highways.


We Are the Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Laurie Berkner, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481464635
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 21st, 2017

We are the dinosaurs
Marching, marching
We are the dinosaurs 

Laurie Berkner s chart-topping, beloved hit We Are the Dinosaurs is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurstransports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. 
WHADDAYA THINK OF THAT?"


Join Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781616958039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Press - March 21st, 2017

What if you could live multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship, and never die? That s the promise of Join, a revolutionary technology that allows small groups of minds to unite, forming a single consciousness that experiences the world through multiple bodies. But as two best friends discover, the light of that miracle may be blinding the world to its horrors. 
Chance and Leap are jolted out of their professional routines by a terrifying stranger a remorseless killer who freely manipulates the networks that regulate life in the post-Join world. Their quest for answers and survival brings them from the networks and spire communities they ve known to the scarred heart of an environmentally ravaged North American continent and an underground community of the ferals left behind by the rush of technology. 
In the storytelling tradition of classic speculative fiction from writers like David Mitchell and Michael Chabon, Join offers a pulse-pounding story that poses the largest possible questions: How long can human life be sustained on our planet in the face of environmental catastrophe? What does it mean to be human, and what happens when humanity takes the next step in its evolution? If the individual mind becomes obsolete, what have we lost and gained, and what is still worth fighting for?


Baker Street Irregulars: Thirteen Authors with New Takes on Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626818408
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Published: Diversion Publishing - Ips - March 21st, 2017

 Over a dozen innovative authors from epic fantasy stalwart Gail Z. Martin to sci-fi legend David Gerrold pen stories of the world s greatest detective, as you ve never read him before.


The Twentieth Day of January Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780486819228
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Published: Dover Publications - March 20th, 2017

"A master of the genre, and this novel represents some of his best work." -- Booklist. It's 1980 and, seemingly out of nowhere, wealthy businessman Logan Powell has become President-elect -- but is he actually a puppet of the Soviet Union?


The Secrets You Keep Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062448859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wrong Man and Eyes on You comes a harrowing new psychological thriller about a successful self-help author who suddenly finds her life spiraling dangerously out of control.

What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you--secrets with terrifying consequences?


Vicious Circle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399176616
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 21st, 2017

The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C. J. Box. 
The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. 
The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning. He's not wondering any longer. Joe knows they're coming after him and his family now. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first mo