April 2019 Fiction Releases

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    The Three Beths Jeff Abbott
    9781538761151 Paperback FICTION / Psychological On Sale Date: April 02, 2019
    $20.99 CAD 5.25 x 8 x 1 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Grand Central Publishing
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      From New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Abbott, a psychologically intense and emotionally gripping new suspense novel about a daughter's desperate search for her missing mother--one that may lead her closer to home than she ever anticipated.

      My mom would never leave me.
      This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. Her compass. Her belief. So when she glimpses her mother--who's been missing for the past year--on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?

      An unlikely coincidence?
      When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder-despite the lack of a body or any physical evidence-immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth.

      Or a sinister connection?
      Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother, and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined...

      Jeff Abbott once again proves why he's "one of the best thriller writers in the business" (Associated Press) with this twisty new novel.

      "I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott's mesmerizing, gripping, and claustrophobic novel. BLAME is the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense. Don't miss it."
      --- Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Blame

      "Jeff Abbott is a remarkable writer and storyteller, and brings his skills to the realm of psychological suspense with this absolutely captivating book. Emotionally compelling, tense and packed with shocking plot twists, this book makes me have to use a word I hate: Unputdownable. I loved it."
      --- Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author, on Blame

      "Blame is a masterful suspense novel, full of dread, lies, and deceptions. Abbott is one of our finest writers, and Blame takes his talents to new levels. Sinister and twisting, this is hands-down the best book you'll read--and re-read--this year. Absolutely top-notch."
      --- J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author, on Blame
      Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar award. He lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at JeffAbbott.com.
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      "Abbott uses his skills as a master storyteller to convey a complicated and ambitious tale that seems straightforward but is full of twists and red herrings. He also keeps the story moving without falling into clichés or over-the-top revelations. The mystery works because of the terrific characters and the beautiful road map he unveils while navigating the reader through a complex landscape. Those who enjoy unpredictable stories can never go wrong diving into the world of Jeff Abbott."—The Washington Post

      "Readers will be riveted."—Publisher's Weekly
      "Jeff Abbott has proven over the last two years that he's able to write suspense just as well as action . . . maybe even better. While his last book, Blame, had a killer twist ending, Abbott tops himself with the final act in The Three Beths, which will leave even veteran readers stunned."—CrimeReads
      "Like a stage magician, Abbott often seems to be doing one thing when he's actually doing something else, and when we realize what he's been up to, we can't help but shake our heads in admiration."—Booklist
      "You'd be hard pressed to find a more versatile writer working in the thriller genre right now than Jeff Abbott. Whether it's Mark Greaney--like action thrillers or Harlan Coben--like suspense thrillers, Abbott can do it all, and he does it consistently at a very high level...[and] THE THREE BETHS, frankly, might just be the best thing he's delivered so far."—The Real Book Spy

      "In a story with multiple plot lines like this, the pacing is critical and Abbott hits the mark - each part of the story is revealed subtly and at just the right time. That leaves the reader simultaneously wanting to race to the next clue and trying to slow down so as not to miss any important details. And there are just the right amount of twists and turns to keep things lively without going off the rails."—Mystery People

      "Jeff Abbott knows his way around a suspense thriller. Another author would be tempted to shove the myriad puzzle pieces together as fast as possible, thus speeding their way to THE THREE BETHS' shattering conclusion. But Abbott lays out the edge pieces of the puzzle at a deliberate pace, so that when the book is done, every single piece of it fit together, making the overall plot resolution make perfect sense. It's a resolution that stays with you. Because really, there's really no other way for the tragedy to have played out."—Crimespree Magazine

      "Give author Jeff Abbott a chance, and he will twist you into a pretzel half a dozen times with THE THREE BETHS."—BookReporter.com
      "THE THREE BETHS effectively keeps the reader off-kilter...Abbott invests Mariah with resilience and a fervent desire to find her mother that keeps the reader on her side. Abbott's breathless pacing and surprising twists lead "The Three Beths" to a stunning finale."—SouthFlorida.com
      "No one tells a story steeped in secrets better than Abbott. His mastery of connecting the threads between characters and the timing of revealing their hidden deeds or thoughts is perfection...THE THREE BETHS will grab you and surprise you and make you want to read more."—Reading Room

      "Abbott is a master of misdirection."—Library Journal


      "I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott's mesmerizing, gripping, and claustrophobic novel. Blame is the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense. Don't miss it."—Harlan Coben
      "Abbott does a stellar job...this story is in the hands of a true thriller master. And the payoff is glorious."—Associated Press

      "Abbott's perfectly-paced thriller catches literary fire, crackling along with a nicely-meshed Jason Bourne-I Know What You Did Last Summer vibe...Abbott, a deft and nimble writer, skillfully steers us through small-community pettinesses and pressures, as well as, yes, the dark evil that lurks - all too often, it seems - deep in suburban territory."—The Seattle Review of Books

      "Blame is a thriller with a story that becomes more fascinating as it unfolds."—LA Review of Books

      "Jeff Abbott bundles raw emotions together and lights them on fire in his intense and superbly executed thriller Blame...riveting."—Shelf Awareness
      "Engrossing....an emotionally complex tale replete with finely drawn characters, shocking twists, and convincing red herrings."—Publishers Weekly
      "[A] tense psychological thriller...The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel."—Kirkus Reviews

      "One of my favorite writers."—Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling writer
      "Jeff Abbott is a master...I am, and always have been, a devoted fan."—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
      "Blame is a masterful suspense novel, full of dread, lies, and deceptions. Abbott is one of our finest writers, and Blame takes his talents to new levels. Sinister and twisting, this is hands-down the best book you'll read--and re-read--this year. Absolutely top-notch."—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author
      "If you like Harlan Coben, read this book. Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won't see coming."Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors
      "Jeff Abbott is a remarkable writer and storyteller, and brings his skills to the realm of psychological suspense with this absolutely captivating book. Emotionally compelling, tense and packed with shocking plot twists, this book makes me have to use a word I hate: Unputdownable. I loved it."—Alison Gaylin, USA Today Bestselling Author of What Remains of Me

      "Jeff Abbott...is fantastic."—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author
      "From the moment I set eyes on the viscerally magnetic Jane, I was spooked and positively riveted. Jeff Abbott proves, with this richly satisfying novel, that he is a master of suspense and tension."—Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls
      "Adrenaline junkies, take note: The new Jeff Abbott novel, Blame, unfolds in totally unexpected ways--just as his fans have come to expect."—Bookpage
      "Gripping...The story is filled with action and surprises that people will not see coming. Readers will not want to put this novel down, until they have the answers to the mystery of what happened that night."—CrimeSpree Magazine

      "Jeff Abbott is one of the most versatile authors in the crime fiction genre, and his broad story-telling talents are on full display in his latest thriller. The deeply psychological Blame has it all-a cast of fully-realized complicated characters with plenty of secrets, and a tightly-wound suspenseful plot with so many twists and turns that you'll never see the ending coming. ...This is one of those books that will keep you up at night-first you won't be able to put it down until way past your bedtime, and then you'll lie awake trying to puzzle out the characters' secrets and the plot's riddles....Rest assured that when you finish his latest, you'll be hooked."—MysteryPeople
      "Not only is Jeff Abbott's Blame the most addictive thriller of the summer, it also happens to be an astute study of the corrosive nature of blame and the destructive power of its sibling emotion, guilt....With domestic suspense, pacing is so important and Abbott really hits the sweet spot here. This book belongs on that short list of novels that demand to be read in one sitting. When your boss asks why you are late for work, blame Jeff Abbott - because he is no doubt culpable of keeping you up all night with this winning thriller...This is a novel that will live on in reader's minds for a very long time to come."—BOLO Books
      "Abbott's Blame is every bit as good [as Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once] and packs even more surprises along the way, leading up to a shocking ending that nobody, not even veteran readers of the genre, will ever see coming. Abbott's lightning-quick pacing and constant twists and turns make his latest offering impossible to put down. A one-sit read that'll have readers up way past their bedtimes, Blame is Jeff Abbott's best novel so far-and a strong contender for best psychological thriller of the year."—TheRealBookSpy.com
      "Abbott is a master craftsman, an architect, Racehorse Haynes building a case for reasonable doubt, brick by brick. Blame left me shaking my head in admiration for his mad skills."—Lone Star Literary Life

      "Abbott expertly weaves an intricate, intense and complex thriller that gets more exciting and addictive as you go along. His twists are chilling and completely unexpected.... I will definitely seek out further reads by this talented writer."—TheMysterySite.com
      "[The] characters and storyline continue to stick with me. Abbott turns the trope of the amnesiac into something far more haunting and tragic...I am picky as hell about psychological suspense but this book is excellent."—The Crime Lady
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    9781250236258 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: April 16, 2019
    $9.99 CAD 5.38 x 8.25 x 1.02 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      From Michelle Adamscomes a novel of psychological suspense, where a woman returns to her family's home to learn the truth and escape her sister's influence.

      If you knew my sister, you’d run too…

      First there was the Robert Kneel incident.
      Then what happened to Margot Wolfe.
      And now she’s found me again.

      Dr. Irini Harringford was given away by her parents just before her fourth birthday. Although she has spent her whole life trying to convince herself she doesn't need them, deep down Irini longs to understand why she was abandoned, while her parents kept her older sister, Elle.

      So when Elle gets in touch with news that their mother has died, Irini reluctantly agrees to return to the family home. But she is ill at ease. She and Elle are not close. Irini knows only too well what Elle is capable of. Inexplicably drawn to her enigmatic sister, yet terrified of the sway she holds, Irini tries to protect herself even as she is sucked back into her family's toxic web of secrets...and soon realizes that the past is more complicated than she imagined, and that her very future rests upon discovering the truth about why she was really given away.

      MICHELLE ADAMS is a British writer living abroad in Cyprus. She is a part-time scientist and has published several science fiction novels under a pseudonym, including a YA dystopian series.If You Knew My Sister (published asMy Sisterin the UK) is her first psychological thriller.
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    Series: An Amaka Thriller
    When Trouble Sleeps Leye Adenle
    9781911115632 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date: April 13, 2019
    $22.50 CAD 5.25 x 7.88 x 0.97 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Cassava Republic Press
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      Amaka returns in this gripping sequel to Easy Motion Tourist, and finds herself in more trouble than ever. When a plane crash kills the state gubernatorial candidate, Chief Ojo is picked to replace him. The same Chief Ojo who beat up a girl in The Harem, a secret sex club, and left her for dead. The same Chief Ojo who Amaka caught with pictures and videos of underage sex acts on his phone. Amaka is the only person standing between him and election victory, and Ojo sends hired guns Malikand Shehu after her. Chief Balogun, his powerful father in-law also hires a gang of thugs for the job. Amaka must outwit them all to survive.
      Leye Adenle has written a number of short stories and flash fiction pieces. His short story `The Assassin' has been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger 2017. Leye is from a family of writers, the most famous of whom was his grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. Leye lives in London.
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    Series: Konosuba (light novel)
    Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 8 (light novel) Axis Church vs. Eris Church Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima
    9780316468855 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy Grade (US) from 8 - 17, Reading age from 13 - 99 On Sale Date: April 23, 2019
    $18.50 CAD 5.63 x 8.5 x 0.63 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen On
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      It's time once again for the annual Eris Appreciation Festival, and everyone in Axel Town is in high spirits... except Aqua. In her mind, it's totally unfair that Eris gets an entire festival thrown in her honor while she doesn't. So Aqua announces that she'll be having an Aqua Appreciation Festival at the same time, and both Kazuma and Chris get dragged into helping out. And once the festivities are underway, Chris also ropes Kazuma into helping her infiltrate a noble's mansion in pursuit of a new Sacred Treasure: a legendary suit of armor...that can talk?! Two festivals plus one mysterious suit of armor equals chaos for Kazuma, and it won't end until the whole town gets caught up in the madness!
      Natsume Akatsuki is the author of Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!

      Kurone Mishima is the artist behind The Devil Is a Part-Timer! High School!--the high school manga spin-off of the hit light novel series The Devil is a Part-Timer!
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    The President's Gardens Muhsin Al-Ramli, Luke Leafgren
    9781635060379 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 28, 2019
    $20.49 CAD 5.25 x 7.88 x 0.88 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y MacLehose Press
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      In this extraordinary novel by heralded Iraqi author Muhsin Al-Ramli, One Hundred Years of Solitude meets The Kite Runner against the backdrop of Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

      "A profoundly moving investigation of love, death, and injustice." --The Guardian

      "A standard in contemporary Middle Eastern literature." --Booklist

      "A stunning achievement." --The National

      On the third day of Ramadan, a small village in Iraq wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death?

      The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle. It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter.

      And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of the President's gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.

      Muhsin Al-Ramli is an expatriate Iraqi poet, playwright, short-story writer, novelist, and translator of several classics of Spanish literature. He is also the cofounder and editor of Alwah, a magazine of Arabic literature. Born in northern Iraq in 1967, Al-Ramli has lived and taught in Madrid since 1995. Published in Arabic in 2012, The President's Gardens was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), known as the "Arabic Booker," the following year.

      Luke Leafgren received his PhD in comparative literature in 2012 from Harvard University, where he teaches Arabic and serves as the Allston Burr Resident Dean of Mather House. He has translated several Arabic novels into English, including Dates on My Fingers, also by Muhsin Al-Ramli.
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      The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary 2018, Winner
      PEN Translates Award 2016, Winner
      IFAP (The Arabic Booker Prize) 2013
      Named one of the Best Fiction Novels of 2017 by The Guardian
      "[An] important work . . . Individual stories offer personal perspectives on the history of Iraq, which has been in a constant state of war or conflict since 1980, and surreal and brutal descriptions of war atrocities are conveyed. Family secrets offer another window onto the past as relatives struggle to find peace despite news of the dead and missing. Al-Ramli's poignant tale is a standard in contemporary Middle Eastern literature."
      "Though firmly rooted in its context, The President's Gardens' concerns are universal. It is a profoundly moving investigation of love, death, and injustice, and an affirmation of the importance of dignity, friendship, and meaning amid oppression. The novel is undoubtedly a tragedy, but its light touch and persistent humor make it an enormous pleasure to read."—Robin Yassin Kassab, Guardian
      "A story buffeted by the wider ties of history: the bloody churn of dictatorship, invasion, and occupation . . . The President's Gardens evokes the fantastical, small-town feel of One Hundred Years of Solitude . . . Shocks and enchants."—Tom Graham, Financial Times
      "This compelling novel's many strands and contradictions fill the reader with a range of intense and complex emotions: anger at the war, sorrow for the people of Iraq, deep humility in the face of such suffering and endurance. Like Gabriel García Márquez, with whom he is often compared, Al-Ramli has created a specific village that manages to be universal and a story that is rooted in history while reaching forward into the present day."—Kathy Watson, The Tablet
      "Al-Ramli is an author who can sum up feelings in just a few words. His characters you may only meet for a moment, but they will stay with you forever. He is an important and insightful storyteller and a writer whose work adds a unique dimension to the many stories that make up our literary world."—Arab News
      "A beautiful novel . . . In writing about ordinary Iraqis who pay the cost of wars waged by remote, autocratic leaders, Al-Ramli touches on deep and timeless themes . . . Consistently compelling."—Alastair Mabbott, Glasgow Herald
      "Deeply painful and satirical, The President's Gardens is a contemporary tragedy of epic proportions. No author is better placed than Muhsin Al-Ramli, already a star in the Arabic literary scene, to tell this story. I read it in one sitting."—Hassan Blasim, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
      "One of the most important contemporary Iraqi novelists and writers."—El Mundo
      "A stunning achievement . . . Abdullah's journey gives the book its title: he ends up tending the Iraqi president's sumptuous garden--but of course digging holes in the earth is not as innocuous a task as it might seem under his rule. [Yet] Saddam Hussein's name is never mentioned, which has the effect of allowing The President's Gardens to work as a comment on any totalitarian regime."—Ben East, The National
      "A novel filled with details . . . with passion, homeland, revolution, and grief. It represents a landmark in the progression of Iraqi literature."—Miral Al-Tahawy, author of Brooklyn Heights
      "Masterful . . . In The President's Gardens, the dead have already suffered enough; it is the living who do not come away unscathed."—Malu Halasa, co-author and editor of Syria Speaks
      "This extraordinary portrait of three friends growing up in Saddam Hussein's Iraq uses a range of storytelling traditions, infusing tragedy with comedy, the epic with the intimate, and the real with the surreal . . . By the time the book reaches the elaborate gardens where many of Saddam's victims are buried, it has taken the reader through tragedy, imprisonment, and war. Yet the overwhelming impression left is of the indefatigability of the human spirit. A tour de force."—Rachel Halliburton, Prospect
      "How do you preserve dignity amidst the relentless carnage and multination of modern Iraq? Told with a fresh transparency and tender insight, The President's Gardens draws on the unfathomable resilience of the Iraqi people, leaving me speechless and humbled."—Paul MacAlindin, author of Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
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    9781945680281 Paperback LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American On Sale Date: April 26, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 7.14 x 8.98 x 0.47 in | 170 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y White Pine Press
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      The Battle of Five Forks was one of the the last battles of the American Civil War. A week later, Lee surrendered. Two weeks later, Lincoln was dead. In this meditation on that battle, Alexander juxtaposes the story of the battle, which he tells through narrative, letters, and journal entries, with his own impressions, viewing the South through Northern eyes. In addition, he views contemporary American society through the story of the Civil War and specifically through the story of FiveForks.
      Robert Alexander is a poet and writer living in Madison, Wisconsin, and Grand Marais, Michigan. He is author of White Pine Sucker River: Poems, 1970–1990 and was Creative Director of New Rivers Press.
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      “Robert Alexander’s Five Forks is a splendid and intriguing study of the South’s Waterloo. I can’t recommend too highly this book that so clearly belongs in anyone’s permanent Civil War collection. The prose is improbably lucid and lovely.” —Jim Harrison “Alexander’s purpose is not to furnish us with another tactic account of the Battle of Five Forks, fought April 1, 1865, but rather to entwine a narrative of those events which led up to this climatic battle of theCivil War known as ‘the Waterloo of the Confederacy.’ With the generous use of primary sources, from commanding generals to the common soldier, he interweaves their stories in telling how the two contending armies got to Petersburg, along with providing a lively discussion on how the war actually came to be. It is thought-provoking read and recommend for all who enjoy this period in America’s history.” —Chris Calkins, Historian, Petersburg, Virginia “I have read a range of work from Hart Crane and Walt Whitman to contemporary writers. Five Forks stands with the best of them, an original and imaginative creation the structure of which —part narrative, part poetry, part history, part journal—sets it apart and heightens its appeal.” —Marie Harris, New Hampshire Poet Laureate 1999-2004
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    The Banker's Wife Cristina Alger
    9780735218475 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: April 16, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.8 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 24 G.P. Putnam's Sons
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      “Immersive, satisfying, tense—-and timely: This is probably happening for real right now.”—Lee Child

      “First-rate…Slick, heart-hammering entertainment.”—The New York Times Book Review

      On an early morning in November, a private plane bound for Geneva drops off the radar, its wreckage uncovered days later in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Werner, an insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, begins a desperate search for answers and quickly determines that Matthew’s death was no accident. She soons finds herself in a terrifying cat-and-mouse chase, on the run from his powerful enemies, who will stop at nothing to hide the truth.

      Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. With her engagement to Grant Ellis, she is set to become one of the elite she has spent a career covering, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story: Swiss United. In doing so, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including a few who are too close to home. The story also could be the answer to Annabel’s heartbreaking search—and save her life—if Marina chooses to publish it…

      Story Locale: Geneva, New York City, London
      Cristina Alger is the author of The Darlings and This Was Not the Plan. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. She lives in New York with her husband and children.
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        Author Website: CristinaAlger.com

        Author Social Media: Facebook: Facebook.com/AuthorCristinaAlger; Twitter: Twitter.com/cristinaalger; Instagram: @cristina.alger
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      “[A] smart, incisive page-turner…Alger delivers an addictive dose of suspense and intrigue with a surprisingly believable plot.”USAToday
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    Antiques Ravin' Barbara Allan
    9781496711403 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: April 30, 2019
    $35.00 CAD 5.78 x 8.53 x 0.9 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Kensington
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      The votes are in! Eccentric seventy-something Vivian Borne—elected county sheriff, to everyone’s amazement but her own—springs into action. In her new role, the community playhouse diva appoints daughter Brandy reluctant deputy and makes their spunky shih tzu Sushi a K-9 unit of one. 
      Soon the amateur-sleuths-turned-pro have a challenging case to solve as a series of creepy crimes plague an ill-fated Edgar Allan Poe festival, where a fiend is misguidedly dispensing Poe-etic justice. Small-town Antiqua, known for its quaint main street of antique shops, has set out to celebrate the gothic poet with food, fun, and rare memorabilia, only to have the Master of the Macabre’s twisted tales come to deadly life.
      A purloined tome, a black cat, a musty mausoleum, and mysterious disappearances—these tell the tale of a heartless murderer. But Vivian and Brandy Borne are determined to decipher the cryptic clues to make sure a ravin’-mad killer strikes “nevermore”! 

      Don’t miss Brandy Borne’s tips on hunting for valuable antiques!

      Story Locale: Serenity, Iowa - a fictional town on the Mississippi River
      BARBARA ALLAN is the joint pseudonym of acclaimed short story writer Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats) and her husband, New York Times bestselling novelist and Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition). Their previous collaborations have included one son, a short story collection, and eleven novels. They live in Iowa in a house filled with trash and treasures.
      Learn more about them at:
      www.maxallancollins.com and

      Author Residence: Muscatine, IA
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      “Another humorous addition to the Trash ’n’ Treasures Mystery series. White Elephant tips are included throughout, as well as some yummy recipes.”
      RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
      “Cozy fans will enjoy spending time with Vivian and Brandy and friends.”
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      “The amusingly ditzy duo manages to solve yet another case.”
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      “Well-drawn characters…fun to read.”
      “The characters shine with brassy humor…series fans will applaud.”
      Publishers Weekly
      “Scenes of Midwestern small-town life, informative tidbits about the antiques business, and clever dialog make this essential for those who like unusual amateur sleuths.”
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    9781472125484 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date: June 18, 2019
    $17.99 CAD 7.75 x 5 x 0.88 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Constable
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      Set in Dundee, this fast-paced crime novel is the first to feature Polish Detective Sergeant Dania Gorska.

      Volatile times in the city of discovery . . .

      DS Dania Gorska is a stranger in a foreign land. Born in Poland and transferred from London to Dundee's specialist crime division, she is called upon to investigate a series of grotesque killings where the victims are first brutally murdered and then displayed in a bizarre manner. Although seemingly unrelated, clues point to the victims having been members of a local druidic cult.

      While solving these murders is Dania's priority, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the case of two runaway teenage girls. But when she learns they were also members of the same druid group she becomes convinced their disappearance is linked to the murders.

      And, despite what the evidence suggests, Dania starts to fear that the girls have not run away but are actually the newest, undiscovered victims of the killer . . .

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      'Nicely nasty in all the right places . . . The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist' Craig Robertson

      'Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans' Lin Anderson

      'Pitch-perfect . . . a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style' Russel D McLean


      Hania Allen was born in Liverpool, but has lived in Scotland longer than anywhere else, having come to love the people and the country (despite nine months of rain and three months of bad weather). Of Polish descent, her father was stationed in St Andrews during the war, and spoke so fondly of the town that she applied to study at the University.

      She has worked as a researcher, a mathematics teacher, an IT officer and finally in senior management, a post she left to write full time. She is the author of the Von Valenti novels and now lives in a fishing village in Fife.

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      The Polish Detective is an intrictately woven tale of revenge where Polish Vodka and Chopin illuminate the path.
      Drink both in and enjoy.

      Lin Anderson
      Nicely nasty in all the right places, this is an assured debut by Hania Allen... The story rattles along until bringing the curtain down with an unnerving twist—Craig Robertson, author of Cold Grave, Random, and Witness the Dead
      Captivating characters and an intriguing plot. A great new find for crime fans—Lin Anderson, author of the Rhona MacLeod crime series
      A fresh new find for crime fans ... the plot is intriguing, the characters are well drawn, and the end comes with an unnerving twist. Extremely readable.—Sunday Post
      Pitch-perfect, combined with a clever mystery, but more than that, it's a witty, tense crime novel written in a highly readable style—Russel D McLean, author of the J McNee detective series
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    The High Tide Club A Novel Mary Kay Andrews
    9781250126085 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date: April 30, 2019 Print Run: 250000
    $22.50 CAD 5.44 x 8.35 x 1.31 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      An instantNew York Times bestseller (May 2018) from the author ofThe Weekenders - a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.

      Eccentric heiress Josephine Warrick is a notorious recluse - reigning over a crumbling pink mansion on a private island, she is rarely seen but often whispered about. So when Brooke Trappnell, a struggling young lawyer, is summoned to the island, she has no idea what's in store. As she listens to Josephine recount a story of old friendship, dark secrets, and a mysterious murder, it becomes clear that Brooke is there for two reasons: to help protect Josephine's beloved island, and to make amends with her old friends, the skinny-dipping, secret-keeping girls of the The High Tide Club.

      To fulfill a dying woman's last wish, Brooke must track down the descendants of Josephine's closest friends and bring them together for a reunion of women who've never actually met. But in doing so, Brooke uncovers a scandal that could make someone rich beyond their wildest dreams…or cause them to be in the crosshairs of a murderer.

      The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her very best - a compelling story steeped in mystery, fierce friendship, love lost and possibly...love found.

      Praise forThe High Tide Club:

      "Andrews creates a story that is at turnssuspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists.Her dialogue isnatural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." —Kirkus

      "Acompelling novel about the people and places that shape a life andthe secrets that create ripples for generations. With aunique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” —Booklist

      ASouthern Living Beach Books recommended read!

      MARY KAY ANDREWS isThe New York Times bestselling author ofThe Beach House Cookbook,The Weekenders,Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever,Summer Rental,The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, andSavannah Blues. A former journalist forThe Atlanta Journal Constitution,she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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      Praise for Mary Kay Andrews:

      The High Tide Club

      An instantNew York Timesbestseller(May 2018)!

      One of...

      USA Today's New & Noteworthy
      PopSugar's Best New Books for Spring
      PopSugar'sMother’s Day Gift Guide
      SouthernLiving.com's Beach Books recommendation
      GoodHouseKeeping.com's Best New Books for Summer
      Book Bub's Independent Bookstore Recommendation Roundup

      "Andrews creates a story that is at turnssuspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists.Her dialogue isnatural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach." —Kirkus

      "Acompelling novel about the people and places that shape a life andthe secrets that create ripples for generations. With aunique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” —Booklist

      “Andrews has crafted a smart and wonderful beach read with a lot of rich Southern and historical details.” —RT Book Reviews

      “Nothing says the start of summer like a new book from Mary Kay Andrews…An irresistible story of love, friendship, and skinny-dipping.” —PopSugar, Best New Books for Spring

      “A fascinating blend of mystery, romance, friendship, and history…Andrews skillfully contrasts deception, betrayal, and murder with the scenic beauty of her Southern setting. Readers will enjoy the many twists and turns the novel takes as it moves towards itssurprising and heartwarming conclusion.” —Mystery Scene Magazine

      ASouthern Living Beach Books recommended read!

      The Weekenders

      “This book hasall the makings of a beach read...The perfect blend ofdrama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder.” —Bustle

      “Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some.The Weekenders isnot just good, it is beyond good Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag,so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.” —RT Book Reviews(Top Pick)

      “Andrews’ novels...arethe epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception.” —Booklist

      Ladies' Night

      "Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, deliveringa smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "Anotherengaging and satisfyingtale of life, loss, and love." —Booklist

      "Humorous and witty, and as entertaining as a good night out." —Kirkus

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