Books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Our online store offers a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, or via downloadable audio, and many more available for special order!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
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Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

Embracing one’s true self is the all the fashion in Wang’s charming alternate 19th-century Paris tale of underappreciated seamstress Frances and her inspiring mysterious model, Lady Crystallia, who is the secret alter ego of the crown prince. While Prince Sebastian is delighted to find someone who can craft the gorgeous creations for Lady Crystallia, his dedication to keeping his secret from his family and the fashion world inhibits Frances from achieving proper recognition for her designs. This book is both a visual treat, and also a great positive affirmation of acceptance and love. – Maryelizabeth


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781681191812
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - February 13th, 2018

New Mexico has a reputation as the home state to a significant number of human / alien encounters, but none may be as strange or heart-wrenching as the encounter between extraterrestrial Luz and the Vasquez children. Hank, Ana, and Milo and their mother, Maggie, are preparing to navigate the unfamiliar territory of their first summer without the kids’ father as part of the family when Luz enters their lives. Luz interprets the three children as discrete parts of a single entity, and observes the world through their senses – semi-appropriating and enhancing their perceptions through their hands, eyes, and ears, respectively. Leah’s story intertwines multiple perspectives in a moving tale of family, loss, and recovery. – Maryelizabeth


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781524797027
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 23rd, 2018

It is not a (complete) spoiler to tell you that Vivian Miller’s husband is a Russian spy. You will know this within the first 30 pages. But for Vivian, this revelation is beyond uncomfortable, because it is her job at the CIA trying to uncover the Russian spy network of sleepers that have assimilated themselves into life in the U.S. And while comparisons to “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” are inevitable, you are in entirely different territory here. Vivian and Matt have been married for 10 years and have four small children. The discovery of Matt’s background and duplicity puts Vivian and her children in jeopardy as she tries to find a way to save her family and her job. The turbulent storyline is interspersed with a recounting of her past memories of falling in love with Matt and starting their life together.This is a hard-to-put-down ingenious suspense thriller . – Terry


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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062499875
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 29th, 2017

Set in German-occupied Britain, where the Nazis are struggling to maintain civilian order, contain the Resistance, and combat the corruption and dissent among their own German officers. Liverpool is the epitome of discontent and presents the perfect circumstances for criminals to flourish. A perfect habitat for Captain Karl Bauer, the “Bear,” who is a professional killer funded and protected by the corrupt Nazi regime in Liverpool. He was just hired to kill four people involved in a plot to confiscate a huge amount of missing gold. John Rossett, the highly decorated “British Lion,” wants nothing more than to transcend the disgusting devastation the war has inflicted on every human being, and return to being the respectable policeman he was before this world-wide conflict. The US Consul, the British resistance, and the Nazi colluders all vie for the gold as Rossett makes it his personal goal to capture the merciless “Bear.” A great historical espionage novel. – Guest Reviewer Bunny Hand


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985366
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Published: Dutton Books - July 11th, 2017

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781501176845
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 2nd, 2018

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Sunburn Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062389923
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 20th, 2018

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062319296
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Published: Ecco Press - October 17th, 2017

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780316504041
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

After on: A Novel of Silicon Valley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955115
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Published: Dutton Books - September 26th, 2017

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

The Late Show Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316225984
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 18th, 2017

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A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765399113
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Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017