Winter 2019 Macmillan Mass Market SMP - January

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    Series: In Death
    Leverage in Death An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47) J. D. Robb
    9781250161574 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 1000000
    $10.99 CAD 4.13 x 6.75 x 1.1 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a bizarre suicide bombing in a Manhattan office building, in a new novel in the #1New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb…

      The airline executives were about to finalize a merger at a nine a.m. meeting. Then marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives.

      Eve Dallas quickly confirms that Rogan, a dedicated employee and family man, was cruelly coerced to set off the bomb. He was motivated only by a desperate need to save his wife and daughter from the masked men holding them hostage—even if it meant committing suicide and mass murder. But what was the motive of the two masked men, who are now in the wind?

      The police investigation reveals months of intricate planning by the perpetrators, but the targeting appears random—and the timing seems pointless. Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. With the help of her billionaire husband—who knows finance and has friends in both high and low places—Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror….

      “J.D. Robb continues to do a fine job balancing Eve the woman against Eve the career homicide detective…That may be why the series works for adventure after adventure after adventure.”—New York Journal of Books

      J.D. ROBB is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Maryland.
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      "Robb again remixes and remasters all the addictively readable ingredients her readers have come to crave, including a tough-as-nails protagonist who takes guff from no one, a plethora of engaging secondary characters who each play their roles to perfection, a generous dash of hot-as-sin sex, and a fine-tuned, tautly paced plot that relentlessly ticks along to the book’s satisfying conclusion." – Booklist
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    Series: Cotton Malone
    The Bishop's Pawn A Novel Steve Berry
    9781250140241 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 500000
    $12.99 CAD 4.24 x 7.48 x 1.3 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      The Bishop’s Pawncontinues renownedNew York Timestop 5 bestseller Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series with another riveting, history-based thriller.

      Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968. Thirty-two years later, a young Cotton Malone happens upon an explosive secret about what really took place that day in Memphis.

      “A compelling historical mystery with a terrific payoff.”—Associated Press

      Known as a maverick, Malone is a Navy lawyer in trouble when Stephanie Nelle, from the United States Justice Department, seeks his help in investigating a delicate situation involving a stolen rare coin and a rogue FBI faction. Soon Malone realizes that the Justice Department and the FBI are at war over something else entirely: a cache of secret files about the King assassination—documents thought long destroyed. Caught in the midst of this epic clash, Malone ultimately discovers a shockingtruth—one that could threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement’s greatest hero. From the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas to Florida and Washington, D.C., Malone’s decision to see his mission through will not only change his own life, but the course of history itself.

      “Fast-paced and exciting…Berry has a knack for presenting alternative history that seems as though it might be true.”—Library Journal(starred review)

      STEVE BERRY is theNew York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourtheen Cotton Malone novels and four standalones. He has 23 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historic preservation. He is also a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president, and is an emeritus member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. Visit his website at
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      “Bestseller Berry’s 13th thriller featuring U.S. government operative Cotton Malone (after 2017’sThe Lost Order) is an effective conspiracy yarn centered on Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Berry makes Malone accessible to newcomers by presenting his numerous rookie mistakes as a field operative, but the anticlimactic reveal may disappoint some readers.”-Publishers Weekly

      “A compelling historical mystery with a terrific payoff.”—Associated Press

      “As fast-paced and exciting as all his previous books, this is another winner in the author’s best-selling series. Berry’s fans will not be disappointed. He has a knack for presenting alternative history that seems as though it might be true.” –Library Journal, starred review

      “It took him a while—a dozen books—to get around to it, but Berry has finally written Cotton Malone’s origin story… [an] exciting tale of historical intrigue” –Booklist

      “Berry has always ‘hit it out of the park’ with his books; with this, he’s basically hit it to the moon and back. It isthat good. Berry is outstanding, taking people on a hunt through the past that brings even more suspense to a crime that has never been forgotten.” –Suspense Magazine

      “This Cotton Malone case is a fast-paced, heart-pounding thriller with dark corners and passaiewgeways. The action hits the ground running and does not let up until the end. Steve Berry is a talented author who shakes things up by presenting alternate versions to historical events.” –RT Book Reviews

      “Berry mixes historical facts with his own fictions in a manner that readers of this terrific series have come to love.The Bishop’s Pawn…keeps the suspense building until the final pages. It’s one of the best books in a wonderful series.” –Connecticut Post

      “Berry doesn’t so much as up the ante here as change the game. And the result is a tour de force that’s everything a great thriller is supposed to be.” – Providence Journal

      “Berry deftly weaves historical facts and made-up fiction.” –Florida Times Union

      “A riveting adventure told in Berry’s trademark style of pairing meticulously researched history with unexpected twists.” –Southern Seasons

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    Redemption Road A Novel John Hart
    9780312380373 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 150000
    $12.99 CAD 7.74 x 6.77 x 1.43 in | 544 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      “Hart has taken it to another level…read this novel.” —David Baldacci

      From the award-winning author of fiveNew York Times bestselling novels comes a “gripping, believable story that doesn’t rest until the last sentence” (Associated Press).

      A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.
      A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.
      After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free while, deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…
      This is a town on the brink.
      This isRedemption Road.

      “Heart-wrenching…haunting…an extraordinary novel in which the human heart proves the most confounding mystery of all.”—Providence Journal

      JOHN HART is the author of severalNew York Times bestsellers,The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House,Redemption Road, andThe Hush. The only author in history to win the Edgar Award for Best Novel consecutively, John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in more than seventy countries.
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      Goodreads Choice Awards 2016, Nominated Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed

      “People in publishing have always known that John Hart can flat-out write. His prose conjures comparisons with James Lee Burke in its sultry, melodious alchemy. With Redemption Road Hart has taken it to another level. The prologue is heart-wrenching and the chapters thereafter pull you in like matter to a black hole. Read this novel. And then go back and read all of his others. He’s that good.” — David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

      "There’s no easier way to say it: Redemption Road is simply great writing." - Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

      "John Hart writes like a poet, and I couldn’t put down this novel, an utterly riveting story of crime and its profound ripple effects on the human psyche. I have long been a fan of John Hart, but in Redemption Road, he has topped himself." -- Lisa Scottoline,New York Times Bestselling Author ofCorrupted

      “Big, bold, and impossible to put down, REDEMPTION ROAD had me from page one. John Hart is a master storyteller.” — Harlan Coben, #1 New York Timesbestselling author

      "In this stellar crime thriller, Edgar-winner Hart (Iron House) explores the human capacity for resilience and trust in the face of heartbreaking betrayal...Though Hart employs plot twists effectively, it’s his powerful, wounded but courageous lead whom readers will remember." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

      "A heartbreaking tale of love and redemption, stepped in gothic tones and, ultimately, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Hart proves once again that great thriller writers can also be great novelists, and he’s one of the very best in both categories. The lyrical beauty of Hart’s writing contrasts beautifully with the sordid despair that roils his characters." —Providence Journal onRedemption Road

      "Enough characters, confrontations, secrets, and subplots to fill the stage of an opera house—and leave spectators from the orchestra to the balcony moved and misty-eyed. " -Kirkus Reviews

      "A police officer with a tragic past, two children in peril, and a wrongly accused men - it all adds up to great story telling. REDEMPTION ROAD is a thriller with a Southern gothic touch. With his trademark strength and deep insight, John Hart rolls out another masterpiece. His first female protagonist is a flawed woman; but the reader never doubts the goodness of her heart. Plan to set aside a good chunk of time. You will have a hard time putting this book down before you reach the stunningconclusion." — Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books

      "John Hart loves the terrain where good people tough by nature or circumstance try to set things right while also rarely asking for help. Mix that with some very bad folks twisted by power and desire and you have the kind of riveting atmospheric story he's great at. Vivid characters determined to get to the bottom of things, breaking through their own reserve to join forces and protect the weak. Redemption Road is deeply engaging from beginning to end. This author has never disappointed me. Ilove the richness of his stories and the paths this characters chose to in fact achieve some kind of redemption for the powerless." — Sheryl Cotleur, Cooperfield's Books

      "Redemption Road is the best thriller I have read in the past 10 years. You have a damaged cop that refuses to help herself, an ex-cop leaving prison after serving time for a murder he didn't commit and a serial killer who is unknown in the town he has been preying upon for years. And that just starts the book! Thanks to John Hart's masterful writing and my not talking about anything else but his page-turning, electric novel, we have 22 preorders for a book that doesn't even have an ISBN yet!" — Sally Brewster, Park Road Books

      "InRedemption Road, John Hart has created the perfect combination of elements for any reader of thrillers—unending suspense, plot twists galore, in-depth and well drawn characters, and realistic and atmospheric settings. This is perfect for those who love John Grisham, Harlan Coben, Wiley Cash, and C. J. Box. Readers have waited five long years for a new book by Hart so librarians will want to buy plenty for both demand and for introducing to new readers." — Robin Beerbower, Columnist

      "Every new John Hart novel is a credit to the written word. Over five books, he has raised the bar for commercial fiction, deftly blending the tension, pacing, and suspense of the classic thriller with characters so richly drawn and prose so elegant that his stories are worthy of being called literature. After The Last Child and Iron House, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Hart's next offering. I was not disappointed. Redemption Road is a triumph." — Corban Addison, internationally bestselling author ofA Walk Across the Sun

      "John Hart is the author of one of my all time favorite books, The King of Lies. His latest novel, Redemption Road, is a must read for anybody who loves an intelligent and totally gripping page turner. It is the one book that I recommend to all my friends this Summer." — Markus Wilhelm

      "He is a skilled writer who can plumb the minds of a wide range of characters while building tension with an intricate plot and revealing backstories...accomplished achievement." —Library Journal

      "Hart knows emotion; he also knows how to creatively spin a tale out of control yet be able to keep confusion at bay at all times. Readers will love the skill this man portrays bringingRedemption Roadto life." —Suspense Magazine

      "Hart unwinds another complex plot, rich in backstory but driven by a propulsive main narrative...Hart plays brilliantly on the tradition of the southern gothic, but his grasp of character gives this novel—and all his works—the extra dimension that extends his audience well beyond adrenaline junkies.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A two-time Edgar winner and a writer who’s batting .1000 [1.000?] onNew York Times best-sellers, Hart hasn’t lost his touch."" -Booklist, starred review

      "Hart spins an intricately plotted crime story with plenty of twists and sharp turns...what’s truly satisfying is to see the characters discover their own truths—authentically, painfully, and at their own pace, the way it happens in real life. Hopefully it won’t be another five years until we see more from John Hart." -The Strand Magazine

      "It has been a long time since I started a novel that from word one held me captive while it built slowly, inexorably, breathlessly to its heart-stopping finale...Ultimately,Redemption Road is about the power of loss, memory and place. It is a dazzling evocation of what Hart calls “the search for light in dark places.” -Open Letters Monthly

      "REDEMPTION ROAD is as good as any of [Hart's] previous novels and in some cases even better. His grasp of plot is still phenomenal, his creation of characters is still amazing, and his way with words is still magnificently acute. In this book he writes with the same southern melancholia style of Conroy and McCullers, which is not an easy thing to do ... his story rings true. It possesses tremendous depth as it reveals the isolation a wounded heart can feel. It shows understanding in the emotions of rage and revenge. It shows the curative blessings of a redemptive soul. That is a lot to pack into a story but Hart has the heart and stamina to make it all work ...Stick out your thumb, flag him down and join him on this amazing journey. It will be the ride of a lifetime." —Huffington Post

      "John Hart's exquisite writing had me the moment I opened this book...Hart introduces a full cast of characters and manages to weave them together seamlessly. " -NJ Star Ledger

      "The pages keep turning -- almost involuntarily -- until the end. Hart's writing is, at times, pure poetry. Yet at other times, the violence and cruelty he describes are almost too horrible to read. And that's probably the best way to describe this book -- a novel that has everything from torture and tortured people to beauty and what is the best in human nature. Hart manages to encompass it all. Beautifully."

      "There’s a magic in his work...Hart creates characters your heart bleeds for...thoroughly worth a slow, attentive read. Hart’s muscular prose is an editor’s dream, written not just in active voice but using verbs you feel in your viscera." - Raleigh News & Observer

      "Hart ties the two plot threads in a gripping, believable story that doesn't rest until the last sentence...'Redemption Road' contains a more ambitious plot than Hart's previous novels, and he weaves this seemingly far-flung story with aplomb." - Associated Press

      "Hart once again has proved that he ranks among the best writers anywhere when it comes to literary and psychological thrillers, those novels that combine crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul." -Greensboro News & Record

      "One of today’s finest thriller writers - certainly in the same league as David Baldacci, John Grisham, Frederick Forsyth and Lee Child. There are moments when Hart’s writing soars off the page with a lyricism that probably only James Lee Burke can match. Unforgettable." -Daily Mail(UK)

      "John Hart is as near to perfect as any writer currently working. Redemption Road is conclusive evidence that Hart’s name belongs in the same breath as P.D. James and Ruth Rendell, masters of language and character who demonstrated again and again that mysteries and thrillers are not limited to plot-driven potboilers. They can be a beautiful art form, too, triggering emotions as strong as any inspired by music or poetry." - Chapter 16

      "Edgar Award winning John Hart cements his status as one of America’s premier novelists, as well as mystery writers, in "Redemption Road," a beautifully rendered, heart wrenching tale that’s the perfect combination of brains and brawn...haunting in its base simplicity and riveting in its emotional angst, this is an extraordinary novel in which the human heart proves the most confounding mystery of all." -The Providence Journal

      "With prose that runs the gamut between tough and lyrical, a page-turner plot that raises issues both timely and timeless and the talent to delve deeply into the psyches of the injured, Hart...again shines in a novel that examines our ability to rise above the destructive events in our lives — or to surrender to our weaknesses. More than a crime novel, “Redemption Road” offers a volcano of unspeakable cruelty, corruption and sin — but also a testament to saving love, courage and grace." -The Richmond Times-Dispatch

      "Redemption Road returns Hart to his rightful place as one of the most literary of living crime writers; and one that illustrates the power of genre fiction when placed in the hands of a master story-teller." -Shotsmag (UK)

      "Redemption Road is an achingly beautiful literary thriller powered by evocative prose and remarkable characters, a disturbing tale of wounded people scrabbling about in a world of secrets, betrayals, and tough choices." -New Zealand Herald

      Redemption Road by John Hart is a major work of creative writing that has few equals in recent fiction and stands alone in the crime fiction genre. It is a spectacular achievement and this year’s most satisfying read.” —The Durango Telegraph

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    Series: Unlikely Duchesses
    The Duke I Once Knew Unlikely Duchesses Olivia Drake
    9781250174376 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 100000
    $10.50 CAD 5.68 x 6.82 x 0.89 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      When two childhood sweethearts find themselves together after years apart, does their romance have a chance to be rekindled now that he’s a duke and she’s a governess? Olivia Drake’s new Unlikely Duchesses series begins with The Duke I Once Knew, where first love is always the sweetest...

      For years, Abigail Linton devoted herself to caring for her parents and her siblings’ children. Now, eager to create a life of her own, Abby seizes upon a position as a governess on a neighboring estate. Unfortunately, her absentee employer is Maxwell Bryce, the Duke of Rothwell, the notorious rake who once broke her youthful heart. But since he hasn’t set foot on his estate for fifteen years, Abby assumes she’ll never have to lay eyes on him ever again. Then, from out of nowhere, Maxappears. He is stunned to come face to face with the girl next door he fell for years ago—before he went away, and she stopped writing to him. . .even though Abby swears thathe is the one who left her without a word. Could it be that this spirited, witty spinster has won Max’s heart all over again—and that they may have a second chance at love?

      Olivia Drake’s novels are:

      “Lush.”—Fresh Fiction

      “Compelling…filled with intrigue.”—Affaire de Coeur

      “Skillful…readers will rejoice.”—RT Book Reviews

      Olivia Drake is aNew York Times bestselling author who lives in Texas. Her novels have won critical acclaim and numerous industry awards, including the prestigious RITA. Olivia is the author ofScandal of the Year, Never Trust a Rogue, andIf the Slipper Fits among others.
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      "This tightly plotted, well-paced novel...shows that sometimes, love is just meant to be." -NPRonThe Duke I Once Knew

      "A heart-melting story of forgiveness and second chances." -BooklistonThe Duke I Once Knew

      "Drake's description, characterization, and pacing are all top notch, drawing readers into the novel right from the start ... Sweet, steamy, slightly angsty, and thoroughly entertaining." -Affaire de Coeur onThe Duke I Once Knew

      "Enormously enchanting." -Romance JunkiesonThe Duke I Once Knew

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    The Tristan Betrayal A Novel Robert Ludlum
    9781250191106 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 100000
    $12.99 CAD 5.69 x 7.48 x 1.24 in | 592 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Only one man can stop Russia's dangerous slide back into totalitarianism—and the key to success lies fifty years in his own past

      Moscow is a city under siege by Communists who are threatening to turn back the clock and plunge the country into darkness with a new Stalinist regime. Into the heart of the firestorm, American ambassador Stephen Metcalf has been summoned to find the one man who can stop it. He's the one who controls the levers of power in absolute secrecy—an official known as the Dirizhor. His support of the bloody coup will bring the entire world to the brink of nuclear war. Metcalf is the only man withthe cunning to reach him and to convince him to resist. It's up to him to change the course of history—something he's done before.

      For Metcalf, returning to Russia is also a personal mission that will stretch across three continents and fifty years into his past where the loyalties of a former love—a woman both impossibly beautiful and possibly treacherous—were tested; where the shadow of a Nazi assassin still haunts; a debauched German aristocrat manipulated the destiny of everyone he touched. Now, as past and present converge, Metcalf braces himself for a new trial of trust and betrayal, one with chilling implications that could threaten what remains of the free world.

      ROBERT LUDLUM was the author of 25 thriller novels, including The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum—the books on which the international hit movies were based—and The Sigma Protocol. He was also the creator of the Covert-One series. Born in New York City, Ludlum received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and before becoming an author, he was a United States Marine, a theater actor, and producer.
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    Dodge City Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West Tom Clavin
    9781250190727 Paperback HISTORY / United States On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 75000
    $12.99 CAD 5.68 x 7.45 x 1.28 in | 480 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Now in paperback, theNew York Timesbestselling story of the taming of the depraved and criminal Wild West.

      The instantNew York Timesbestseller!

      THE TRUE STORY OF HOW TWO GUNFIGHTERS BROUGHT LAW AND ORDER TO DODGE CITY,the most depraved and criminal town in the nation

      Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad—its streets were lined with saloons and brothels, its populace thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the United States—until Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, two young and largely self-trained lawmen, led the effort that established frontier justice.

      This larger-than-life account of Wyatt and Bat’s adventures throughout the West—and the characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt)—offers an “absorbing…fun and revealing” (Wall Street Journal)look at a wildly entertaining chapter in American history that no reader will soon forget.

      “Two of the most fabled lawmen of the American West’s fascinating careers are brought to life in Tom Clavin’sDodge City.” —New York Post

      TOM CLAVIN is a #1New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter forThe New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books includeThe Heart of Everything That Is,Halsey’s Typhoon, andReckless. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.
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      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2017, Long-listed

      "Absorbing. . . . Fun and revealing all the way through. . . . Mr. Clavin gives Earp his due, but one of the virtues of his book is the welcome light it shines on its other protagonist, Bat Masterson, who comes across as much more interesting, human and fun." —The Wall Street Journal

      "Two of the most fabled lawmen of the American West's fascinating careers are brought to life in Tom Clavin’sDodge City." —New York Post

      "A dramatic history of the West and the late 19th century that focuses on Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson who were fast friends." —Bill O'Reilly

      "Thorough, compelling and entertaining. . . . Clavin sprinkles in fascinating tidbits about life and culture in the Old West. . . . InDodge City, Clavin vividly re-creates a time, a town and an era that it seems incomprehensible occurred less than 150 years ago. In it, he provides a reality check to the countless books, TV shows and movies about the Old West." —Houston Press

      "Rip-snorting good reading" —Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

      "Clavin tells a lively tale that’s both entertaining and informative, with plenty of action and little-known information to keep a reader around. . . . Fans of Western U.S. history or lovers of Larry McMurtry novels should covet this book; it’s everything you want it to be." —LaCrosse Tribune

      "Offers a sweeping and often riveting account of the personalities and exploits of both men whose paths repeatedly crossed as the post-Civil War frontier moved westward. . . . This is an enjoyable saga that will appeal to both Western aficionados and general readers." —Booklist

      "Clavin’s book brims with a colorful collection of real outlaws, sex workers, gamblers, and chorus dancers whose personalities, deeds, and even nicknames help readers understand why the Western legend entranced the nation in the first place. To know the history of Dodge City is to understand how the West was won, and this history is often just as captivating and strange as the legends that have supplanted it." —Publishers Weekly

      "An extraordinary account of the iconic Wild West town of Dodge City, KS. . . . Clavin brings true personality to a severe Earp and the affable but steady-nerved Masterson during their roles in taming the wildest excesses of the Western frontier." —Library Journal

      "The author paints a lively portrait of the town and its denizens, particularly those well-known enforcers. Along the way, he reveals a few lesser-known aspects of their characters . . . . A must-have for buffs." —Kirkus Reviews

      "Tales of the Old West seem to improve with age. . . . [Clavin] brings into sharp focus stories that long ago acquired the sepia tone of antiquity. . . . Clavin’s storytelling skills shine as he chronicles the personal histories of the now-mythical pair, tracing the years of their reign in the West and providing an intriguing look at their comradeship. . . . Clavin’s bold narrative of life in a nation still coming of age provides a shot of good old-fashioned escapism. . . . [A] rip-roarin’ read." —BookPage

      "Tom Clavin'sDodge Cityis a lesson in historical reporting, exhaustively researched and enthusiastically written with all the page-turning drive of a modern thriller. He's swept aside a century of cheesy myth to excavate the far more fascinating reality that lay beneath. In his hands, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, James Butler Hickok, and that salty perennial Doc Holliday rise from their graves to strut across a raw frontier smelling of fresh-sawn pine, buffalo guts, and human blood." —Loren D. Estleman, author ofCape Hell

      "Tom Clavin has produced a sharp picture of the brief but vivid culture of the 19th century cattle towns."Larry McMurtry, bestselling author ofLonesome Dove andComanche Moon

      "I loved Clavin’sThe Heart of Everything That Is, so I already knew I was in the hands of a gifted storyteller with his new history of the American West. But, wow!Dodge City crackles from the start. Replete with rich characters and a narrative that’s faster than Bat Masterson, Clavin has surpassed even himself." —Neal Bascomb,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Winter Fortress andHunting Eichmann

      "In a time when understanding America's real frontier past has never been more crucial, Tom Clavin'sDodge City cuts through popular mythology and offers both clarity and fine entertainment - in other words, it's a book that anyone interested in Western history needs to read." —Jeff Guinn, author of the New York Times bestsellerThe Last Gunfight

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    Series: Scottish Bookshop Mystery
    Lost Books and Old Bones A Scottish Bookshop Mystery Paige Shelton
    9781250191113 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 35000
    $10.50 CAD 4.26 x 6.98 x 1.04 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      Paige Shelton'sLost Books and Old Bones is a delightful new mystery featuring bookseller and amateur sleuth Delaney Nichols, set in Edinburgh, Scotland.


      Welcome back to Cracked Spine bookstore, where a collection of antique texts may hold the key to solving a present-day murder.

      Delaney Nichols, originally of Kansas, is settling happily into her new life buying and selling rare books in Edinburgh, Scotland. When her new friends, who are students at a nearby medical school, come to the shop to sell a collection of antique medical books, Delaney’s sixth sense tells her that the multivolume work is of great value. But once Delaney finalizes the transaction, things take a dramatic turn. . .

      One of the medical students has turned up dead in the alley behind the Cracked Spine. Is there a sinister connection between the origin of these books and the people whose hands they fell into? Delaney seems to have her answer when, lo and behold, she finds some old scalpels in the bookshop’s warehouse—and discovers that they belonged to a long-dead doctor with ties to past crimes. But how can one American-born bookseller take it upon herself to solve this historic case? With the killer still on the loose, Delaney has only so much time left to find out. . .

      “[For] readers who appreciate bookseller sleuths such as Marianne Macdonald’s Dido Hoare or Joan Hess’s Claire Malloy…The feisty Delaney is an appealing protagonist and the secondary characters are charming as well.”—Library Journal

      “A complicated mystery with plenty of historically-based characters and whose ending provides more than one kind of surprise.”—Kirkus Reviews

      PAIGE SHELTON had a nomadic childhood as her father’s job as a football coach took the family to seven different towns before she was even twelve years old. After college at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, she moved to Salt Lake City where she thought she’d only stay a few years, but she fell in love with the mountains and a great guy who became her husband. After a couple of decades in Utah, she and her family recently moved to Arizona.
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      Praise for the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries:

      "A complex plot, a cast of amiable characters, an array of suspects and an enchanting Scottish setting combine to create a clever entry in a capital series, one that provides multiple pleasures, whether or not accompanied by a single malt."—Richmond Times-DispatchonLost Books and Old Bones

      “Move over Claire Fraser; American bibliophile Delaney Nichols is about to take Scotland-and legions of cozy mystery readers-by storm! As warm and inviting as a cup of tea and a serving of fresh-from-the-oven shortbread. Readers will fall in love withThe Cracked Spine.”—Ellery Adams, New York Times bestselling author of the Books By The Bay Mysteries

      “Shelton pens a perfectly twisty-turny puzzler of a mystery inThe Cracked Spine. With the engagingly bookish, amateur sleuth Delaney Nichols leading the way around the richly detailed city of Edinburgh, the reader is fully immersed in her world as she tries to expose the lies and deceptions that hide the brutal truth behind a murder. Full of wit and whimsy, with a clever plot and delightful characters, this mystery is a fantastic read!” —Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Cupcake Mysteries

      “A great read for book lovers, mystery seekers, and anyone who enjoys a determined new heroine. Sure to be a winning series.” —Erika Chase, nationally bestselling author of Read and Buried

      “Kilts, killers, and a keen sleuth ... oh my! Ms. Shelton has crafted a foolproof plot, endearing characters, and prose that immediately transports readers to enchanting Edinburgh ... and leaves them eager for a return trip. Readers will be delighted with this new series.” —Lucy Arlington, New York Times bestselling author of the Novel Idea Mysteries

      “With a wee bit of the brogue, Paige Shelton weaves a Scottish tale of mystery and intrigue filled with a quirky cast of characters, including the clever Delaney Nichols, an American fish-out-of-water who believes in the magic of books. You will want to make repeat visits toThe Cracked Spine.” —Daryl Wood Gerber, nationally bestselling author of The Cookbook Nook Mysteries

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    Series: Bakeshop Mystery
    Live and Let Pie A Bakeshop Mystery Ellie Alexander
    9781250159397 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 35000
    $10.50 CAD 4.26 x 6.98 x 0.82 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 72 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Ellie Alexander's Live and Let Pieis the most delicious installment yet in the fantastic Bakeshop Mysteries set in Ashland, OR!

      Life is sweet once you step into Torte, everybody’s favorite small-town bakeshop. But what happens when it becomes the scene of a crime?

      The heat is on for pastry chef, family business operator, and unlikely sleuth Jules Capshaw. Just when she thought she could enjoy some time away from the kitchen, Jules manages to discover a skull during a picnic by the lake. As if unearthing remains that may be connected to a missing-persons case from the 1960s isn’t enough on her plate, Jules must contend with the unsolved matter of her own marriage while her estranged husband Carlos sails the open seas, awaiting a verdict. Then there’s Jules’s bitter landlord Edgar, who is intent on making a sweet deal on a vacant lot down the block from Torte—until he turns up dead. If only Jules could find a recipe that would let her bake her cake and eat it, too…

      The Bakeshop mysteries are:

      “Delectable.”—Portland Book Review

      “Delicious.”—RT Book Reviews

      “Marvelous.”—Fresh Fiction

      ELLIE ALEXANDER is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she's not coated in flour, you'll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of "research." She is the author of the Bakeshop Mysteries, includingMeet Your Bakerand A Batter of Life and Death.
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    9781250308542 Paperback FICTION / Westerns On Sale Date: December 31, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $12.99 CAD 5.68 x 6.8 x 1.44 in | 544 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!

      InShadow Killers,The Reverend Titus Jacoby has come to Cimarron on a mission: to put himself up as bait for a shadowy coalition of corrupt landowners known as the Santa Fe Ring. But for those who intend to keep their stranglehold on New Mexico, going after the good Reverend will be a big mistake-because the fiery-talking man of God is really Cole Braddock, the West's most notorious manhunter operating in disguise. And with a little help from a lady, Braddock won't leave Cimarron until he forces the conspirators out into the open-and brings them down...

      InDeathwalk, Ben Thompson carved out a name for himself as a gambler and a shootist-from Dodge City to the Rio Grande. But settling down in Austin with a wife and young son didn't settle Ben's taste for the sporting life. He still found himself in the gambling dives-where the turn of a card too often led to a shootout.

      Soon a circle of powerful businessmen decides that Thompson is the only man who can tame Austin's wild side. They ask him to rule the streets-and take no prisoners. They want him to take on the job of a marshal in a town in which every man packs a gun. Thompson's career as a lawman is about to take an explosive turn. He finds himself at a crossroads: Is his personal code of honor the price for a tin-star badge? It's a risk he's willing to take...even if there's no going back.

      Matt Braun was the author of more than four dozen novels--includingDeadwood,Doc Holliday,Tombstone, andHangman's Creek--and won the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America forThe Kincaids. He described himself as a "true westerner"; born in Oklahoma, he was the descendant of a long line of ranchers. He wrote with a passion for historical accuracy and detail that earned him a reputation as the most authentic portrayer of the American West. Braun passed away in 2016.
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    Series: Stephanie Patrick Thrillers
    The Rhythm Section A Stephanie Patrick Thriller Mark Burnell
    9781250215413 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: December 31, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $12.99 CAD 4.13 x 7.5 x 0 in | 608 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Paperbacks
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      Nikita. Lisbeth. Now meet Stephanie.
      An innocent woman goes deep undercover to hunt down those responsible for her family’s death in this action-packed thriller—the basis of a major motion picture.

      Stephanie Patrick is devastated after her whole family dies in a plane crash. But when she discovers that the downing of flight NE027 wasn’t an accident but an act of terrorism, Stephanie enters the fight of her life to achieve her one goal: revenge.

      When she’s recruited by a covert intelligence organization, Stephanie sees a means to an end. Now, with nothing and no one left to lose, Stephanie undergoes rigorous training to become “Petra,” a mercenary terrorist based out of Germany, and “Marina,” an international businesswoman based in London. Her immersion into the world of international espionage teaches Stephanie how to numb her feelings and act on instinct alone. But as her missions become more brutal, and the stakes grow ever higher, she begins to question everything she knows about flight NEO027. Is her organization telling her the truth about what really happened? Is avenging her family worth the risk of her own life? And if it isn’t, will those who created her ever let her go?

      MARK BURNELL was born in Northumberland, England, and grew up in Brazil. He is a novelist and screenwriter. His debut novel,The Rhythm Section, the first in a series of thrillers featuring Stephanie Patrick, is soon to be a major motion picture. Burnell lives in London with his family.
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    • Awards & Reviews


      "The female Jason Bourne you never knew you needed." —EW

      "Stephanie is a tough, resilient heroine...entertaining." —Booklist

      "Mark Burnell has created a rounded literary character and a memorable heroine. But who is she really? A fine debut." —The Economist

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