TxLA 2015 – Friday Book Buzz

TxLA 2015 – Friday Book Buzz

It’s the last day of TxLA! Come get the last of our giveaways in booth #1359 and listen to Anne “the sweet teeth” Spieth highlight her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at Book Buzz: The New Books Are Coming (10:00-11:50am, Austin Convention Center | Room 17 AB, level 4). Don’t forget to follow the action on […]

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The 2015 ITW Thriller Award Finalists

The 2015 ITW Thriller Award Finalists

This week the International Thriller Writers announced their 2015 ThrillerFest Award finalists and they include three Macmillan titles! Best Hardcover Novel: THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens Best First Novel: INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl Best Young Adult Novel: WICKED LITTLE SECRETS by Kara Taylor The winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Banquet at […]

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Thriller Tuesday (whaa?!) & Mystery Award nominations

Thriller Tuesday (whaa?!) & Mystery Award nominations

We know it’s not Thursday, but we didn’t want you to miss out on all this great mystery news while we’re away in Las Vegas setting up for ALA Annual. But first, awards news! The 2014 Shamus Award finalists and Macavity Award nominations have been announced and we have several outstanding Minotaur books in the […]

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Booklist “Pulse Pounder” Mystery webinar titles

Booklist “Pulse Pounder” Mystery webinar titles

On Tuesday, Talia “the terror” Sherer presented her favorite new mysteries as part of Booklist’s “Mysteries and Thrillers: Pulse Pounding Picks for your Patrons” webinar:

A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Just as readers think they know the killer's identity, there is another shocking twist in this...gripping tale by a master of the genre.” — Library Journal

THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
A woman who was wrongly convicted of her sister's murder and served time in prison must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name. “Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption... A compelling, exceptional read.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
In Castillo’s latest Kate Burkholder mystery, the Amish town of Painter’s Mill is plagued by a series of murders made to look like suicides. “Castillo effectively combines an airtight plot with a revealingly complex look at what can happen when a fissure develops along the fault line separating an insular community from the secular world. Castillo shows again why the phrase 'gritty Amish mystery' is no oxymoron.” — Booklist  

INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
In Dahl's “impressive”* debut, young journalist Rebekah Roberts finds herself drawn into her mother's tight-knit world when she's assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jew. “Dahl’s convincing dialogue and perfect pacing make for a real page-turner. And her storytelling skills illuminate the intriguing worlds of the tabloid press, Hasidism, the NYPD, and Brooklyn’s 20-somethings—as well as the fragile boundaries of family, religion, and life itself.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review

BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
When a young woman witnesses the murder of her mother who had abandoned her as a child, eight month pregnant Detective Macy Greeley must solve the case and stop a killer. “This complicated, peel-away-layers debut procedural intoxicates from the opening page and has word-of-mouth selling power.” — Library Journal, starred review & Debut of the Month for April

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
In the new book in the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, the former Chief Inspector of Homicide is happily retired in Three Pines, but must help his friend Clara Morrow find her estranged husband, Peter. While it's not available yet, the great Gamache re-read is happening now to hold fans over. [...]

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Maximum Shelf: THAT NIGHT

Maximum Shelf: THAT NIGHT

That Night header

They said she was a murderer.
They said she killed her sister.
But they lied. 

That's the set up for Chevy Stevens' fourth terrific novel, THAT NIGHT, which is this week's Maximum Shelf Awareness feature. 

that night jacketToni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister.  Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name.   

“Foreshadowing and terrifying suspense are riveting in Stevens's sure hands; readers will want to keep all the lights on as THAT NIGHT moves into its final acceleration.” — Shelf Awareness

See the full summary, review and interview with Chevy Stevens on Shelf-Awareness.com.

NetGalley logoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "That Night."

Praise for THAT NIGHT:

Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption… Stevens not only gives us a fresh perspective on the power adolescents hold over one another, but she also explores the way secrets can destroy lives. Fans of layered mysteries will love this novel as they try to guess the players in Nicole's death and try to figure out exactly what happened 'that night.' A compelling, exceptional read.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Stevens does an excellent job conveying Toni’s near-constant state of unease—as a victim of teenage bullying, a prison inmate protesting her innocence, a parolee who’s prohibited from coming in contact with the people who could clear her name. And she supplies a corker of an ending.” — Booklist

Riveting…an exciting page-turner with an incisive twist.” — Publishers Weekly

“Stevens’ storytelling skills are strong in her latest. She shows us the evil that women can wreak on each other, even in high school, and she paints a poisonous parent very well…readers will feel the heroine’s youthful love and anguish, and root for and believe in her no matter what self-destructive things she does. Stevens continues to captivate…” — RT Book Reviews

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For Your Consideration: June LibraryReads titles

For Your Consideration: June LibraryReads titles

June LibraryReads collage

Since the weather is getting warmer, why not take your reading al fresco? We recommend these June 2014 titles to get you in a summer state of mind. Just don't forget to nominate your favorite books by May 1!

THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
A woman who was wrongly convicted of her sister's murder and served time in prison must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name. “Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption... A compelling, exceptional read.” — Library Journal, starred review

NetGalley logoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "That Night."

 

A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Bolton, who previously published using her initials rather than her first name, turns out dependably well-plotted, well-written crime novels that have actually made me miss my subway stop. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.” — Library Journal, Spring 2014 Editors' Picks

NetGalley LogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "Dark and Twisted Tide."

 

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, delivering a smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review on LADIES NIGHT

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THAT SUMMER
by Lauren Willig
From modern-day England to the early days of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, New York Times bestseller Willig takes readers on a journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman's search for the truth about her past—and herself.

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THE GLASS KITCHEN
by Linda Francis Lee
Three sisters move from Texas to New York City to open a restaurant in this novel about food, family, and finding true love from the author of EMILY AND EINSTEIN.

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BRUTAL YOUTH
by Anthony Breznican
Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in this coming-of-age story that's Fight Club meets The Breakfast Club

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THE ROMANOV SISTERS: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
by Helen Rappaport  
Historian Helen Rappaport brings the four Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov, to life in their own words, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, to illuminate the opulence of their doomed world and their courage as they faced a terrible end.

NetGalley logoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "Romanov Sisters."

 

For more June LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
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TxLA 2014 Book Buzz

TxLA 2014 Book Buzz

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the TxLA Book Buzz this morning to listen to Anne "the sweet teeth" Spieth talk about her favorite Summer books! If you couldn't make it, don't worry, we've got you covered. 

 

Here are all the titles, plus a handy-dandy catified handout

Highly Anticipated Titles
THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews 
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin

Fractured Fairy Tales
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O'Reilly
ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

New Mysteries From Bestselling Authors
A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo

Debut Mysteries
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
NEVER LOOK BACK by Claire Donoghue

Debuts with YA Appeal
THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican
THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison

Books for Teens
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
REBORN by C.C. Hunter
RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz

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Our Editors’ Picks Revealed!

Our Editors’ Picks Revealed!

Yesterday during Library Journal's "Editor's Picks" webinar, our very own Jen Enderlin (Vice President and Associate Publisher, St. Martin's Press) and Kelley Ragland (Editorial Director, Minotaur Books) gushed about the following four summer titles that they're incredibly excited to be working on:

THE CARETAKER
A.X. Ahmad
Coming in May!

A disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain becomes ensnared in a U.S. Senator's shadowy world while working as a caretaker on the Senator's estate.

"Weaving together Singh’s Sikh faith with very personal moments, taut action sequences, and events with international significance, Ahmad’s thriller should have broad appeal." -Library Journal (starred review)

"Beyond the masterfully crafted high-adrenaline story, readers will be fascinated by Ranjit's Sikh faith, rarely seen in American fiction." -Booklist (starred review)

Download our Spring 2013 Debut Chapter E-Sampler to starting reading THE CARETAKER now!

ALWAYS WATCHING
Chevy Stevens
Coming in June!

Family secrets and missing memories abound in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author.

"Real psychological thrills from the author of the best-selling STILL MISSING." -Library Journal

The e-galley of ALWAYS WATCHING is available to download from Edelweiss now. Get whitelisted!

LADIES' NIGHT
Mary Kay Andrews
Coming in June!

The perfect beach read about lifestyle blogger Grace Stanton whose life torpedos after she drives her cheating husband's pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool.

"Bound to be big." -Library Journal

LOST
S.J. Bolton
Coming in June!

A killer is taunting the cops, and London police officer Lacey Flint must pull herself together if she wants to help before it's too late.

"Pay attention to Bolton, a two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award winner and an ITW Thriller Award, CWA Gold Dagger, and Barry Award nominee." -Library Journal

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Read Bolton's article on Goodreads called "Why We Need Our Libraries." 

We'll post a link to the archived webinar as soon as it becomes available.

UPDATE: You can now watch the full webinar here! (Macmillan titles begin at the 18 minute point.)  [...]

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Monday Fun Day! (3/18/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (3/18/2013 Edition)

Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.

Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!

Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:

ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens

THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box

WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal

THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi

THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm

HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo

DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns

LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt

Get whitelisted now

Good thing #3: You can start reading or listening to Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald now on HeroesandHeartbreakers.com. This will help you get through your lunch break. 

Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).

 

 

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Monday Fun Day! (7/11/2011 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (7/11/2011 Edition)

Happy Monday, everyone!

Let's start by congratulating Chevy Stevens whose chilling debut, STILL MISSING, won the 2011 Thriller Award for Best First Novel. Well done, Chevy! You can see all the 2011 Thriller Award-winners here

Congrats are also in order for a second exceptional debut, THE POACHER'S SON by Paul Doiron, which just won the 2010 Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel!

In response to a flood of requests, we posted the full text of the fabulous BEA panel, "The Great Readalike. If You Like This…You’ll LOVE That!" The recommendations are spot on; I've already found two new favorites.

Barbara Hoffert shared some of her personal panel highlights from ALA 2011 in Authors at ALA: My Final Word. Her list includes “Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs” with Margaux Fragoso (TIGER, TIGER), “Celebrating Southern Writers" with John Hart (IRON HOUSE), and “Mystery and Horror @ Your Library” with Bill Loehfelm (THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS) and Erica Spindler (WATCH ME DIE). Barbara also included her Best Suggestion for a Book Club Read: THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO by Ellen Bryson and says,

"Both touching and absorbing, this First Author title reminds us that we’re none of us geeks—we share our humanity, whatever our 'curiosities.'"

Speaking of TIGER, TIGER, IRON HOUSE, and THE TRANSFORMATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTUNO, our Great ALA Signed Books Sweepstakes is only open until Friday, so get your entry in now!

And if you're in the mood to enter another rad contest, FSG is giving away 50 copies of THE HYPNOTIST here: http://us.macmillan.com/FSGadult/promo/hypnotistjuly.

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