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PW Spring 2019 Announcements

Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves!

Business & Economics

THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 pick)
INVEST FOR GOOD: Increasing Your Personal Well-Being While Changing the World by Mark Mobius, Carlos Von Hardenberg, and Greg Konieczny (a Top 10 pick)
BIG BUSINESS: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero by Tyler Cowen
HOW TO WIN IN A WINNER-TAKE-ALL WORLD: Career Management in the Twenty-First Century by Neil Irwin
WIN OR DIE: Leadership Secrets from ‘Game of Thrones’ by Bruce Craven

Comics & Graphic Novels

HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers (a Top 10 pick)
OFF SEASON by James Sturm (a Top 10 pick)
WHY DON’T YOU WRITE MY EULOGY NOW SO I CAN CORRECT IT?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast
GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, trans. by Janet Hong
CHRONIN VOLUME 1: The Knife at Your Back by Alison Wilgus

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See You @ ALA Midwinter 2019 (Macmillan Library booth #810)

Only a couple weeks left until ALA Midwinter! Make sure to come by our booth #810 and some of our many events to meet our great authors!

Daily doings:

Friday, January 25:

Opening Session with Melinda Gates (THE MOMENT OF LIFT)
Fri 1/25 | 4:00-5:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center Ballroom 6A-B
Add to your schedule.

In-booth signing with Harvey-award winning cartoonist Peter Bagge
Fri 1/25 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Macmillan Library booth #810

Saturday, January 26:

In-booth signing with debut YA author + fellow librarian (!!) Emily A. Duncan (WICKED SAINTS)
Sat 1/26 | 10:00-11:00 AM
Macmillan Library booth #810

United For Libraries “Spotlight on Book Clubs”
Sat 1/26 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Macmillan Library (booth #810) will be giving away copies of our favorite Book Club picks!

LibraryReads Debut Author panel with Angie Kim (MIRACLE CREEK)
Sat 1/26 | 3:00-4:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Room 3A
Add to your schedule.

Cocktails + Book Buzz*
We’ll be talking books, you’ll be buzzing with excitement…
Sat 1/26 | 5:00-6:00 PM
Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Ballroom
RSVPs closed.
Add to your schedule.

Sunday, January 27:

In-booth signing with Catriona McPherson (GO TO MY GRAVE)
Sun 1/27 | 10:30-11:30 AM
Macmillan Library booth #810

UFL Gala Author Tea* with Wayétu Moore (SHE WOULD BE KING)
Sun 1/27 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesa Ballroom
*TICKETS REQUIRED.
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available) Event code: UNI1
Add to your schedule.

Monday, January 28:

LibraryReads Booktalk Author Breakfast* with Rachel Howzell Hall (THEY ALL FALL DOWN) and Yangsze Choo (THE NIGHT TIGER)
Mon 1/28 | 8:00-9:30 AM
Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Ballroom
*RSVP REQUIRED by 1/7/19.
Add to your schedule.

**Events as of 1/3/19. Check back regularly for updates. #meow

ALA Midwinter 2019 (Macmillan Library booth #810)

Coffee, rain, glass-blowing, and grunge… Can Seattle really be summed up that easily? Well… We can’t wait to find out in January during ALA Midwinter!

Daily doings:

Friday, January 25:
Opening Session with Melinda Gates (THE MOMENT OF LIFT)

Fri 1/25 | 4:00-5:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center Ballroom 6A-B
Add to your schedule.

In-booth signing with Harvey-award winning cartoonist Peter Bagge
Fri 1/25 | 5:30-6:30 PM
Macmillan Library booth #810

Saturday, January 26:
In-booth signing with debut YA author + fellow librarian (!!) Emily A. Duncan (WICKED SAINTS)

Sat 1/26 | 10:00-11:00 AM
Macmillan Library booth #810

United For Libraries “Spotlight on Book Clubs”
Sat 1/26 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Macmillan Library (booth #810) will be giving away copies of our favorite Book Club picks!

LibraryReads Debut Author panel with Angie Kim (MIRACLE CREEK)
Sat 1/26 | 3:00-4:00 PM
Washington State Convention Center, Room 3A
Add to your schedule.

Cocktails + Book Buzz*
We’ll be talking books, you’ll be buzzing with excitement…
Sat 1/26 | 5:00-6:00 PM
Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Ballroom
*RSVP REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATING.
Add to your schedule.

Sunday, January 27:
In-booth signing with Catriona McPherson (GO TO MY GRAVE)
Sun 1/27 | 10:30-11:30 AM
Macmillan Library booth #810

UFL Gala Author Tea* with Wayétu Moore (SHE WOULD BE KING)
Sun 1/27 | 2:00-4:00 PM
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesa Ballroom
*TICKETS REQUIRED.
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available) Event code: UNI1
Add to your schedule.

Monday, January 28:
LibraryReads Booktalk Author Breakfast* with Rachel Howzell Hall (THEY ALL FALL DOWN) and Yangsze Choo (THE NIGHT TIGER)

Mon 1/28 | 8:00-9:30 AM
Sheraton Seattle, Cirrus Ballroom
*RSVP REQUIRED by 1/7/19.
Add to your schedule.

**Events as of 12/12/18. Check back regularly for updates. #meow

Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Fiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2017 Fiction lists which include 19 Macmillan titles:

Best Fiction (full list)
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders
TRAIL OF ECHOES by Rachel Howzell Hall
THE DARK DARK by Samantha Hunt
THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado (a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction)
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott (a finalist for the 2017 Kirkus Prize in Fiction)
RECLUCE TALES: Stories from the World of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
WAIT TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE by Deb Olin Unferth
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas

Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017 (full list)
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
THE FIFTH ELEMENT by Jorgen Brekke
A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders

Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 (full list)
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
RECLUCE TALES: Stories from the World of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
WALKAWAY by Cory Doctorow

Best Literary Fiction of 2017 (full list)
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Best Romance Novels of 2017 (full list)
DUKE WITH BENEFITS by Manda Collins

Best Historical Fiction of 2017 (full list)
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Best Fiction of 2017 To Get Your Book Club Talking (full list)
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#thrillerthursday (08/10/17)

It’s #thrillerthursday and we’re reading:

City of Saviors by Rachel Howzell Hall

“Lou . . . is a formidable fighter―someone you want on your side.”―New York Times Book Review

“Hall has created a strong and likable African American detective who rivals Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch in grit, intelligence, and tenacity.”―Library Journal, starred review on Trail of Echoes

“A fresh voice in crime fiction.”―Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

Ordeal by Jorn Lier Horst

“Once a senior investigating officer on the Norwegian police force, Horst published his first crime fiction in 2004 and hasn’t looked back; his William Wisting series has more than 500,000 copies out there, and his numerous honors include the prestigious Glass Key award for best crime novel by a Nordic author. Here, single mother Sofie Lund inherits her despised grandfather’s house and opens the basement safe to find shocking information that proves essential to a case the inspector has been trying to crack for a long time.”–LJ, pre-pub alert

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight included five Macmillan mysteries:

From the pen of Emmy Award–winning Matt Goldman, whose credits include Seinfeld, comes GONE TO DUST (Forge, Aug.), a twisty and entertaining Minneapolis-set mystery that features a Jewish private investigator.

Other crime-solving protagonists of color returning this season include African American female homicide detective Lou Norton in Rachel Howzell Hall’s CITY OF SAVIORS (Forge, Aug.).

East Berlin in the 1970s provides the backdrop for David Young’s debut thriller, STASI CHILD (Minotaur, Aug.), in which an East German police officer investigates the death of a teenage girl whose body is found at the foot of the Berlin Wall—strangely, it appears the victim was trying to escape from West Berlin.

A serial killer stalks perestroika Moscow, circa 1985, in Jack Grimwood’s MOSKVA (Thomas Dunne, Jul.).

November marks best-selling Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason’s new series launch, THE SHADOW DISTRICT (Minotaur).

NYPL 2016 Mystery Book Buzz

Today Anne presented her favorite Spring and Fall 2016 mysteries & thrillers at a New York Public Library Book Buzz. They’re so good that EVERYONE needs to know about them:

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN* | Wendy Walker | 9781250097910 | Hardcover | On Sale 7/12/16
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS* | B.A. Paris | 9781250121004 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/9/16
TRAIL OF ECHOES | Rachel Howzell Hall | 9780765381170 | Hardcover | On Sale 5/31/16
WIDOWMAKER* | Paul Doiron | 9781250063700 | Hardcover | On Sale 6/14/16 (A June 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
LET THE DEVIL OUT | Bill Loehfelm | 9780374298579 | Hardcover | On Sale 7/5/16
AMONG THE WICKED* | Linda Castillo | 9781250061577 | Hardcover | On Sale 7/12/16
A GREAT RECKONING* | Louise Penny | 9781250022134 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/30/16 (LR deadline: 6/20)
THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB | Nick Foster| 9781627793728 | Hardcover | On Sale 7/12/16
THE ONE MAN* | Andrew Gross | 9781250079503 | Hardcover | On Sale 8/23/16 (LR deadline: 6/20)
DAISY IN CHAINS | Sharon Bolton | 9781250103420 | Hardcover | On Sale 9/20/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE | Kate Saunders | 9781632864499 | Hardcover | On Sale 9/13/16 (LR deadline: 7/20)
A MOST NOVEL REVENGE | Ashley Weaver | 9781250060457 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/11/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS | Charlaine Harris | 9781250090034 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/4/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE MOTION OF PUPPETS | Keith Donohue | 9781250057181 | Hardcover | On Sale 10/4/16 (LR deadline: 8/20)
THE DRY | Jane Harper | 9781250105608 | Hardcover | On Sale 1/10/17 (LR deadline: 11/20)

Download the PDF handout of presented titles and don’t forget, you can get many of them in booth #2115 at ALA Annual in Orlando!

You can also download e-galleys of available titles on Edelweiss & nominate them for LibraryReads! (Don’t see the green button? Get whitelisted.)

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Kirkus’s “Books That Kept Us Up at Night”

WARNING: Kirkus says these four books might keep YOU up past your bedtime, too!

TRAIL OF ECHOES by Rachel Howzell Hall
The third and best of a finely wrought series that gives voice to a rare figure in crime fiction: a highly complex, fully imagined black female detective.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
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LJ Genre Spotlight: Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills

LJ mystery genre spotlightAccording to Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight, mysteries still rule! Make sure you’ve got all the Macmillan titles mentioned for your growing collection:
Escaping the Ordinary

DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
On sale: Sept. 20, 2016
A criminal defense attorney with a reputation for getting the wrongly convicted exonerated is drawn into the machinations of a serial killer who claims innocence. “Bolton plays with reader’s perceptions,” comments [Minotaur editorial director Kelley] Ragland, “constantly shifting the ground under your feet as the story progresses.” And while she isn’t delivering an unreliable narrator, “she’s always got the reader where she wants her.”

Criminal Investigations

Female leads also dominate this spring’s crop of crime and police procedural novels. “Women protagonists are stronger than ever and comprise the majority of our list,” says Minotaur publicity manager Sarah Melnyk, who points out that many of these characters have careers in law enforcement or investigative work.

CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
On sale: May 5, 2016
An interesting switch for urban fantasy writer Armstrong. Her sharp protagonist is Casey Duncan, a detective with a dark past who seeks a fresh start in a remote Canadian town.

STRIPPED BARE by Shannon Baker
On sale: Sept. 6, 2016
A female Walt Longmire in Nebraska’s cattle country, Kate Fox must find out who shot her cheating husband, the county sheriff. “It might be a man’s world overall,” comments Tor/Forge senior editor Kristin Sevick, “but there’s virtually no avenue of sleuthing off-limits to women simply because of their gender. The West doesn’t belong only to the boys.”

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
On sale: May 3, 2016
Back in small-town North Carolina, meet Elizabeth Black, a dedicated, driven, and deeply troubled detective and Hart’s first female protagonist. readmoreremove

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Happy Monday, friends! Our pal and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kristi Chadwick recently wrote a genre spotlight column on mysteries for LJ and we’re thrilled (pun intended) that it includes so many Macmillan titles:
Breaking the Color Barrier

SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall (Detective Elouise Norton series)
On sale May 19, 2015
The second novel starring Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton (after LAND OF SHADOWS) finds Lou and her partner search for an arsonist.

Diverse Voices For a Diverse World

DEAD SOON ENOUGH by Steph Cha (Juniper Song mysteries)
On sale August 11, 2015
Los Angeles-based P.I. Juniper Song is back in a thrillingly written, masterfully plotted story of how far a mother will go for her child.

More diverse Minotaur authors mentioned: Solomon Jones, Qiu Xialong, Ed Lin, Ian Vasquez, Laura Joh Rowland and Vikas Swarup.

Into the Genre Blender

MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
On sale November 3, 2015
A BEA 2015 galley giveaway title! Raymond Chandler’s detective fiction meets Lawrence Block’s Keller novels…with robots!

TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schoenfeld
On sale December 1, 2015
A debut mystery with a surprising twist, featuring a young state prosecutor investigating a series of murders dating back to the 1970s, and a mysterious ex cop who knows way too much about her. readmoreremove

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