QUINN: Getting Closer to Bonnie’s Killer

QUINN: Getting Closer to Bonnie’s Killer

When we ran a giveaway for copies of EVE back in February the response was overwhelming. This leads me to believe that you lot will be interested in hearing about the second book in Iris Johansen's current Eve Duncan trilogy, QUINN. This trilogy finally discloses the long-awaited details of Eve's daughter's murder.

As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how deadly it can be. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love with a woman whose life would be defined by her dual desires to bring home her missing daughter and discover the truth behind her disappearance---no matter how devastating. With the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, they make a shocking discovery that sheds new light on young Bonnie’s abduction and puts Quinn squarely in the crosshairs of danger. Eve’s first love, John Gallo, a soldier supposedly killed in the line of duty, is very much alive---and very much a threat.

Publishers Weekly gave QUINN a starred review and says, "As Eve seeks relentlessly to find closure in Bonnie's disappearance, she deliberately puts herself in harm's way to lure the killer connected with the missing children out in the open. Suspense kicks into high gear as the killer strikes very close to Eve. As the novel fast forwards to a present-day search for another killer, the pulse-pounding pace will leave readers breathlessly anticipating the final installment."

Library Journal calls QUINN "suspensful," "entertaining," and "an integral read for fans of Johansen’s Eve Duncan series."

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The Boy in the Moon: Learning from Disabilities

The Boy in the Moon: Learning from Disabilities

THE BOY IN THE MOON is an extraordinary true story that we felt we needed to bring to your attention. 

Author Ian Brown’s son Walker is one of only about 300 people worldwide diagnosed with cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome—an extremely rare genetic mutation that results in unusual facial appearance, the inability to speak, and a compulsion to hit himself constantly. At age thirteen, he is mentally and developmentally between one and three years old and will need constant care for the rest of his life.

Brown travels the globe, meeting with genetic scientists and neurologists as well as parents, to solve the questions Walker’s doctors can’t answer. In his journey, he offers an insightful critique of society’s assumptions about the disabled, and he discovers a connected community of families living with this illness. As Brown gradually lets go of his self-blame and hope for a cure, he learns to accept the Walker he loves, just as he is.

Kirkus Reviews calls it, "A father’s candid, heart-wrenching account of raising, loving and trying to connect with and gain insight into his severely disabled son. [...] Much more than a moving journal of life with a disabled child; it is about Brown’s quest to understand his son and his son’s condition." 

The New York Times Book Review did a wonderful piece about Brown, Walker, and their book; we recommend you take a look at it. Read "What Disabled Children Teach Us" here.

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Happy Audio Book Month!

Happy Audio Book Month!

June is Audio Book Month and it's just in time for road trip season. If you're looking for some books to keep you entertained on your way to the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, or the beach, we have a few recommendations to keep your time in the car flying by on par with your speedometer. 

How about packing into a fixer-upper for the summer with four ladies and all their baggage with Mary Kay Andrews' SUMMER RENTAL?

If you only made it to the beach, but were hoping for a summer abroad, Daisy Goodwin's THE AMERICAN HEIRESS will transport you to London circa 1893.

Looking for something that will keep you from falling asleep in the sun and waking up to a sunburn? Try Joseph Finder's BURIED SECRETS, an Editor's Pick at AudioFile Magazine

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The Story Behind the Story of Joseph Heller

The Story Behind the Story of Joseph Heller

Tracy Daugherty's biography of Joseph Heller, JUST ONE CATCH, earned a starred review from Booklist as well as an article about the story behind the story.

While writing his biography of Donald Barthelme (HIDING MAN), Daugherty and his editor here at St. Martin's Press had a brief conversation about tackling Joeseph Heller for his next biography. Daugherty says, "I had taught CATCH-22 for many years in my college classes. One day I decided to reread it. Then I reread Heller’s other books. And then I began to get very interested." And the rest is history. Brilliantly detailed history, in fact.

As Booklist says it in their starred review, "Brilliantly detailed and constructively analytical, Daugherty’s groundbreaking portrait of the prophetic, contradictory, and essential Joseph Heller is dramatic and revelatory."

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Library Journal’s List: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Library Journal’s List: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Earlier this month Library Journal printed a list of notable books on the topic of September 11th. In their article, Changed Forever9/11 Ten Years Later, Library Journal highlighted a few of our books that we think are worth repeating.

102 MINUTES: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FLIGHT TO SURVIVE INSIDE THE TWIN TOWERS 
Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn
marked as a "core title"

At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with rescuers and survivors, thousands of pages of oral histories, and countless phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts, New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn tell the story of September 11 from the inside looking out.

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 9/11: DISASTER, DECEPTION, AND DESTRUCTION IN THE WAR ON TERROR
Dominic Streatfeild

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Buried in the Sand: The New York Times Beach Recs

Buried in the Sand: The New York Times Beach Recs

Not sure which book to bring to the beach this summer? Let The New York Times help you out with their list of Books to Bury Yourself In. We've highlighted our favorites below.

The Times kicked off their list with THE GIRL WITH THE STURGEON TATTOO, "a nifty parody due late this summer. Its Goth heroine, Lizzy Salamander, spends Wednesdays kickboxing, Thursdays doing Krav Maga and Fridays memorizing pi. Its muckraking journalist hero, Blomberg, has been asked to stop investigating 'a vast ring of corruption, prostitution and ethnic cleansing involving the prime minister and the CEOs of Volvo, Saab and H&M' and instead write about Abba’s Christmas reunion concert."

"For those disinclined to laugh about the Larsson legacy, there is THE TATTOOED GIRL, a paperback devoted to topics like “Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium Trilogy, and My Mother.” This book is also a guide to Scandinavia’s next crime-writing stars, like the author of THE HYPNOTIST, Lars Kepler. THE HYPNOTIST is a debut novel. It’s the summer’s likeliest new Nordic hit."

"Norb Vonnegut offers a gleeful peek at the world of hedge fund moguls in THE GODS OF GREENWICH, a funny, savvy book that can be as absurd as its title."

"In GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, by Michael Lee West, Teeny Templeton — called Possum Head as a child — catches her fiancé with two other women. Since this is a Southern story in the Steel Magnolia vein, Teeny’s first response is to throw peaches at him. Her second, better idea is to remember that peach seeds contain cyanide."

"THE AMERICAN HEIRESS is also far from fluff. Its author, Daisy Goodwin, has written a Gilded Age period piece (published in England as MY LAST DUCHESS) about an American girl from a Vanderbilt-like family who snags a British title, sort of the way Consuelo Vanderbilt did."

And finally, "BENEATH A STARLET SKY, an outrageously name-dropping novel set at the Cannes film festival, offers a giddier view of France. But it’s the closest thing to BERGDORF BLONDES that can be found this summer. And its authors, Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, have that rare gift among today’s few viable chick-lit authors: a sense of humor."

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Bury Your Dead Wins Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

Bury Your Dead Wins Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

The Crime Writers of Canada have named BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny winner of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel!

Don't forget that last month BURY YOUR DEAD also won the Agatha Award for Best Novel

If you haven't read it yet, now's the time! If you have, don't worry, the next Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, will be available August 30th from Minotaur Books.

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Now You See Me: The Creepy Summer Crime You Need

Now You See Me: The Creepy Summer Crime You Need

S.J. Bolton's latest mystery NOW YOU SEE ME is covered in stars like midnight in backcountry Colorado. But you don't have to take my word for it...

"Bolton (BLOOD HARVEST, 2010, etc.) provides excruciating tension and much else. Romantics can drool over Jonesbury’s turquoise eyes; amateur psychologists can mull Lacey’s one-nighters; and Ripperologists can ponder theories of Jack’s real identity, one of which helps tie up the plot." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Bolton's fourth thriller, a complex psychological puzzler, stands head and shoulders above other such efforts featuring a modern copycat Jack the Ripper. [...] Avoiding gratuitous violence, Bolton (BLOOD HARVEST) skillfully plays with the reader's expectations. Minette Walters fan will be pleased." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Bolton’s latest gothic mystery (after BLOOD HARVEST) is almost impossible to put down. [...] The twists keep coming, and the truth is not revealed until the final page in Bolton’s best novel yet." Library Journal (starred review)

Not convinced? You will be after watching the book trailer:

Now You See Me trailer

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Nonfiction Naked with Rob Kirkpatrick #3

Nonfiction Naked with Rob Kirkpatrick #3

Nonfiction Naked is brought to you by Rob Kirkpatrick, a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martin's Press!

See all of Rob's Nonfiction Naked articles here.

Hi everyone, I’m back to tell you about two great titles for 2011…

Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Greg Lawrence

In case you missed it earlier this year, you should check out JACKIE AS EDITOR: THE LITERARY LIFE OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Greg Lawrence. History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. But many people forget that after JFK and after Aristotle, Jackie enjoyed a long career as a book editor for almost two decades and worked on more than 100 books at Viking and Doubleday during the industry’s Golden Age. Lawrence, one of the authors whom Jackie edited, draws from interviews with more than 125 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world.

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2011 Locus Award-finalists Announced

2011 Locus Award-finalists Announced

Locus Magazine has announced their 2011 Locus Award-nominees! Look at all this amazing work from Tor and St. Martin's Press:

Fantasy Novel
THE SORCERER'S HOUSE
Gene Wolfe

First Novel
SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY
Mary Robinette Kowal

THE QUANTUM THIEF
Hannu Rajaniemi

Novella
“The Mystery Knight”
George R.R. Martin (WARRIORS)

Anthology
THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL COLLECTION
Gardner Dozois, ed.

WARRIORS
George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.

Non-fiction
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve 
William H. Patterson, Jr.

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Congratulations are also in order for David G. Hartwell, nominated in the Editor category, Tor, nominated in the Publisher category, and Tor.com, nominated in the Magazine category!

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