Enter Minotaur’s Writing Competitions

Minotaur Books is looking for debut authors! The adult crime fiction imprint is proud to co-sponsor three separate debut novel competitions. The winner of each will receive a paid contract and become a published author. We’re asking for your help to enable Minotaur to reach as many aspiring crime fiction authors as possible. Does your […]

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The Debut Review: 20 Questions With Dustin Thao (9/1/21)

For this Debut Review, we’re chatting with YA author Dustin Thao as he answers 20 questions about himself and his heartfelt debut, YOU’VE REACHED SAM. Before we hear from Dustin, let’s dive into YOU’VE REACHED SAM. This emotionally charged love story asks, what would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? Filled […]

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LJ’s Best Summer/Fall 2021 Debuts

Library Journal‘s Best Summer/Fall 2021 Debuts includes three Macmillan titles! HELLO, TRANSCRIBER by Hannah MorrisseyISBN 9781250795953 | on sale 11/30/21 “Former police transcriber Morrissey brings her expertise to this suspenseful debut. The story of an introverted, troubled woman, isolated in a bleak small town, will appeal to fans of Jess Lourey’s atmospheric books.”–Library Journal, starred […]

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The Debut Review: A FLICKER IN THE DARK by Stacy Willingham (8/12/21)

Debut author Stacy Willingham has written a masterful and lyrical thriller that is compelling to the very last word. Everyone in our department loved A FLICKER IN THE DARK so much, we even named it our unofficial seasonal staff pick! With an unforgettable main character, twists around every corner, and a moving family subplot, this […]

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Debut Spotlight (8/3/21)

An Irish family torn apart by secrets + a tale of sisterhood and unexpected friendships + a man in Paris haunted by an old love = this debut spotlight. WE ARE THE BRENNANS by Tracey Lange An Indie Next pick! “An errant daughter returns to the fold of her Irish Catholic family in Lange’s accomplished […]

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The Debut Review: Get to Know Paige Crutcher (7/13/21)

Paige Crutcher’s enchanting debut, THE ORPHAN WITCH, is all about the sisterhood of magic, discovering the true meaning of home, and learning who you really are.  Persephone May has been alone her whole life–abandoned as an infant and marked by a haunting curse. Wherever she goes the weather changes, inanimate objects start to move, and […]

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Debut Spotlight (7/1/21)

We’re kicking off July with a poetic tale of war and destiny set in an epic alternate China, and a story all about personal strength and healing with three women surviving unimaginable tragedy. SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “Parker-Chan’s debut is […]

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The Debut Review: 20 Questions With Rachel Kapelke-Dale (6/29/21)

In this Debut Review, Rachel Kapelke-Dale joins us to answer our 20 burning questions about Paris, ballet, guilty pleasure TV, and much more.  But first, let’s dive a little deeper into her daring, twisty, and graceful debut, THE BALLERINAS. Delphine, Lindsay, and Margaux were best friends and ballerinas with a secret. Fourteen years after they […]

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Debut Spotlight (6/8/21)

Today we’re spotlighting debuts with a sweeping family story set in seaside Maine, a dystopian thriller in a world run by artificial intelligence, and an accomplished photographer framed for murder. HAVEN POINT by Virginia Hume “Hume’s debut follows three generations of Demarest women against the backdrop of an upscale summer community on the Maine coast…Fans […]

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Debut Spotlight (5/4/21)

This debut spotlight includes the suspenseful story of a photographer’s obsession, a Greek myth retelling, an epic fantasy filled with goblins and goddesses, an all girls’ boarding school with deep secrets, and a romantic story set against a Cape Cod summer. THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter An Indie Next pick! “Delta Dawn, the narrator […]

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