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:
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!
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!
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
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
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.)Read more
The 2013 Edgar nominees are in! The list, as always, is jam-packed with a suspiciously high level of talent. We want to celebrate all of the awesome Macmillan titles on the list.
DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman
BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn
THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry
DEAD SCARED by S.J. Bolton
A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS by Rebecca Cantrell
THE RECKONING by Jane Casey
THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
In the March 19th issue, Publishers Weekly selected S. J. Bolton's latest psychological thriller, DEAD SCARED, as their Pick of the Week!
When a rash of suspicious suicides tears through Cambridge University, Detective Lacey Flint goes undercover as a student to investigate. The London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone; they believe that someone might be preying on insecure students. As long as Lacey can play the role of a vulnerable young woman, she may be able to stop these deaths, but with her fragile past, is she drawing out a killer, or being drawn into a deadly game in which she’s the perfect victim?
"Bolton (winner of two Mary Higgins Clark Awards) never eases up the tension; her tightly coiled plot and heroine on the edge work perfectly in tandem. " -Publishers Weekly (starred review, pick of the week)
I also just recommended this book during Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz! See the full list of titles I talked up in this post.Read more
Join me, Virginia from HarperCollins, Kelly and Erica from Random House, Elenita from Perseus, and moderator Barbara Hoffert from Library Journal for an hour-long book buzz webinar party today! Register now!
A LADY CYCLIST'S GUIDE TO KASHGAR | Suzanna Joinson | 978-1-60819-811-5
SHINE SHINE SHINE | Lydia Netzer | 978-1-250-00707-0
BENEATH THE SHADOWS | Sara Foster | 978-0-312-64336-2
THE LAND OF DECORATION | Grace McCleen | 978-0-8050-9494-7
A SIMPLE MURDER | Eleanor Kuhns | 978-1-250-00553-3
DEAD SCARED | S. J. Bolton | 978-0-312-60053-2
KILL YOU TWICE | Chelsea Cain | 978-0-312-61978-7
THE OTHER WOMAN | Hank Phillippi Ryan | 978-0-7653-3257-8
BRING UP THE BODIES | Hilary Mantel | 978-0-8050-9003-1
WHERE WE BELONG | Emily Giffin | 978-0-312-55419-4
MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND | Matthew Dicks | 978-1-250-00621-9
THIS IS NOT A TEST | Courtney Summers | 978-0-312-65674-4
REDSHIRTS | John Scalzi | 978-0-7653-1699-8
GLAMOUR IN GLASS | Mary Robinette Kowal | 978-0-7653-2557-0
THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER | Paula Brackston | 978-0-312-62168-1
AMONG OTHERS | Jo Walton | 978-0-7653-2153-4
CHINESE WHISKERS | Pallavi Aiyar | 978-1-250-01448-1
PAW PRINTS IN THE MOONLIGHT | Denis O'Connor | 978-0-312-66829-7Read more
Happy Monday, lovely librarians! Let's kick of the week with some great reads.
"There are few things in this world that can at once delight and dismay to the same extent as a formal dinner party."
- Shelf Awareness reviewed Esi Edugyan's Scotiabank Giller-winning novel, HALF-BLOOD BLUES. They said,
"One of the risks of historical fiction is that the history can get in the way of the fiction; the author's imagination is often crammed into a box of flat characters and plodding narrative in the name of accuracy. Such is not the case with Esi Edugyan's atmospheric second novel. [...] Edugyan's prose sparkles not only with the jive and banter of jazz musicians, but also with the metaphors of a music built on improvisation."
- NPR did a feature on Tupelo Hassman's GIRLCHILD (which you will recognize as the Featured Cover from our January e-newsletter!).
"Tupelo Hassman writes with such an eye for rough-and-tough detail, she obviously knows something about kids who have been given the dubious gift of premature autonomy."
- Author S.J. Bolton posted a piece on Goodreads called "Why we need our libraries." She talks about the experience of her local library (in the U.K.) transferring into the hands of the community after the government withdrew support. Bolton was then asked to manage the future purchase and rotation of books which she gladly accepted. Here are a few choice quotes from the article:
"A library, like the pub, the post office, the village shop, is part of the fabric of the community."
"No one, especially not my neighbours, should imagine the battle is over. Passing libraries into community ownership hasn't saved them, it has given them a stay of execution. If we are to keep them into the future, we'll need the ongoing commitment of our volunteers and the financial support of our sponsors. Most of all, though, we will need our libraries to be used."
We are very proud to have so many excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, nominated for the Edgar Awards this year.
In their press release the Mystery Writers of America say that the Edgar Awards are "honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television published or produced in 2011."
Our 2012 nominees:
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino
THE TATTOOED GIRL by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer & John-Henri Holmberg
The awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, NYC.Read more