A Malice-ful Debut!

A Malice-ful Debut!

Ex-cop Moriah Dru thought she was on vacation, but that ends when a local judge asks her to help find missing sisters. What she uncovers is not an isolated incident, but a string of kidnappings, perpetrated by a sex-trafficking cartel with members named after chess pieces. And a snitch reveals that Moriah's only chance to find the sisters is before they're flown out of the country, to Costa Rica.

The latest winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, The End Game features a strong new heroine in a vivid Southern setting. Gerrie Ferris Finger puts a new spin on the classic mystery novel.

"Well-researched plot and snappy dialogue." --Publishers Weekly

[...]

Read More...

A debut to take you back.

A debut to take you back.


Tatjana Soli's debut novel tells the story of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. The buzz  for this title has been huge both in-house and in trade reviews. Not one to miss!


"A visceral story about the powerful and complex bonds that war creates... Moving and memorable." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


"Soli's poignant work will grab the attention of most readers. A powerful new writer to watch." —Library Journal (starred review)

[...]

Read More...

Nonfiction Naked with guest Rob Kirkpatrick.

Nonfiction Naked with guest Rob Kirkpatrick.

Hi there.  I’m Rob Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor with the Thomas Dunne Books imprint at St. Martin’s Press.  I came to the Macmillan family with a wide variety of publishing experience, including four years at Greenwood Publishing, when I had the chance to meet a number of public and academic librarians and talk with them about the needs and interests of their patrons. 
[...]

Read More...

The debut of a daring heroine (and author)!

The debut of a daring heroine (and author)!

Beth Bernobich's Passion Play is the coming of age tale of Ilse Zahlina, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. When he reveals his plans to marry Ilse off to a another merchant, she feels like just another item in his ledger. Matters are made worse when she finds that his last fiancée disappeared mysteriously, an occurrence most seem content to dismiss. Resolute not to end up a man's puppet like her mother, Ilse flees in the night, takes a new name, and seeks a life where she can forge her own identity.


Ilse's world seems to be pseudo-feudal, set in a sort of pre-fundamentalist Islamic Middle east. [...]

Read More...

INTELLIGENCE: This debut’s got it!

INTELLIGENCE: This debut’s got it!

For Maddie James and her team of terrorism experts, the biggest threats to stopping an attack are clumsy bureucracy and red tape. When she narrowly fails prevent a terrorist attack, the government tries to blame it on Iran without evidence, forcing Maddie to investigate.

Written with inside knowledge that only a CIA operative of 21 years could demonstrate, Intelligence is a stunning debut that was just awarded a starred review by Publishers Weekly:

"Many will find Hasler's female point-of-view a welcome change from the usual smash-and-bash male offering in the genre."

 

 

[...]

Read More...

A Thrilling Debut

A Thrilling Debut

Do you or your patrons like your thrillers with a European twist? Then give The Killer, written by British scriptwriter Tom Hinschelwood.

It just received a starred review in PW, which included this glowing praise, "Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent."

[...]

Read More...

The Poacher’s Son

The Poacher’s Son

Not only is Paul Doiron's debut thriller The Poacher's Son receiving rave reviews, we got the pleasure of meeting the author at ALA Midwinter! He signed galleys for eager librarians, and was happy to answer all of their questions. Thanks Paul, and congrats on the following reviews!

PW starred review: "This evocative thriller is sure to put Doiron on many 2010 Must-Read lists!"

Booklist starred review: "One hopes this fine novel is the first in a series starring Warden
Bowditch."

Library Journal starred review: "Doiron’s well-written debut is also a taut thriller and a thoughtful examination of the complicated relationship between father and son."

Kirkus Reviews starred review: "Both tender and chilling.”

[...]

Read More...

A Debut with Starred Reviews!

A Debut with Starred Reviews!

And lots of 'em! The following are all starred reviews.

"First
novels rarely show such reach and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Through his vivid use of language, Syjuco has
crafted a beautiful work of historical fiction that's part mystery and part
sociopolitical commentary. Readers who enjoyed Junot Díaz's The
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao will enjoy this literary
gem.” —Library
Journal

"This dizzying and ambitious novel marks an
auspicious start to Syjuco's career." —Publishers Weekly

[...]

Read More...

css.php