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.”

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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

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Agatha Nominations!

Agatha Nominations!

Congratulations to the attached titles, all of which were nominated for the coveted Agatha award for excellence in mystery writing!

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Ben’s Take on Warbreaker

Ben’s Take on Warbreaker

Warbreaker was a title from last year that I never got around to reading. But I took the advice of Jessica Moyer at Midwinter and pulled this one off my shelf. And man am I glad I did.

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Four stars for Minotaur!

Four stars for Minotaur!

The February issue of Library Journal awarded four of our mysteries with starred reviews! Excerpts from the reviews are below!

Blood Hina: "Edgar Award winner Hirahara has created a most original L.A. sleuth. In his fourth outing (after Snakeskin Shamisen), the Hiroshima survivor is self-deprecating and humble yet takes a sure, straightforward approach to helping those in trouble."

Liars All: "Bannister just gets better with each book." [...]

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No More Oprah for Barbara Ehrenreich?

No More Oprah for Barbara Ehrenreich?

Publishers Weekly just published an interview with author Barbara Ehrenreich about her new book, Bright-Sided.

Given what you say about Oprah, do you think she'll invite you on the show?

I've been on Oprah twice, and the second time, I talked back to her.
She was saying that poor women just have to think positively, and I
disagreed. She's fascinating, but there's no escaping that she's done a
lot to promote this line of thinking that we can pull ourselves out of
poverty with our attitude. I take Larry King to task for the same
thing, so yes, I think I have destroyed my opportunities for public
appearances. But the Daily Show called me!

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Talia on the Hulk

Talia on the Hulk

I have many embarrassing vices. Eating cupcakes (from a truck), inhaling frozen snickers bars (alone in my apartment), and drooling over puppy dogs and kittens are all very very embarrassing. But, my number one most embarrassing vice is my obsession with celebrity gossip. I visit People.com and PerezHilton daily. (Never never never while in the office. Come on!)

So when I heard that we were publishing Hulk Hogan’s memoir My Life Outside the Ring, I begged for the manuscript. I had Mickey Rourke’s "The Wrestler" on the brain and thought Hulk might deliver a similar story – and you know what – he did well sorta – with a little more glamour, glitz and a few
more self-help books thrown in.

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