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The Eternal Wonder A Novel Pearl S. Buck

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A recently discovered novel written by Pearl S. Buck at the end of her life in 1973, The Eternal Wonder tells the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, on a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever-and, ultimately, to love. Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris with her Chinese father and has not seen her American mother since she abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Both Rann and Stephanie yearn for a sense of genuine identity. Rann feels plagued by his voracious intellectual curiosity and strives to integrate his life of the mind with his experience in the world. Stephanie struggles to reconcile the Open Road Media E-riginal Chinese part of herself with her American and French selves. Separated for long periods of time, their final 9781480439702 reunion leads to a conclusion that even Rann, in all his hard -earned wisdom, could never have imagined. Pub Date: 10/22/13 On Sale Date: 10/22/13 $16.99/$16.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

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A moving and mesmerizing fictional exploration of ...

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Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was a bestselling and Nobel Prize -winning author. Her classic novel The Good Earth (1931) was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and William Dean Howells Medal. Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia, Buck was the daughter of missionaries and spent much of the first half of her life in China, where many of her books are set. In 1934, civil unrest in China forced Buck back to the United States. Throughout her life she worked in support of civil and women's rights, and established Welcome House, the first international, interracial adoption agency. In addition to her highly acclaimed novels, Buck wrote two memoirs and biographies of both of her parents. For her body of work, Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938, the first American woman to have done so. She died in Vermont.

Marching to Zion A Novel Mary Glickman

Summary The forbidden, tempestuous, and tragic love story of a beautiful Jewish immigrant and a debonair black man in the South during the early twentieth century Mags Preacher, a young black woman with a dream, arrives in St. Louis from the piney woods of her family home in 1916, hoping to learn the beauty trade. She knows nothing about Jews except that they killed the Lord Jesus Christ. Then she begins working for Mr. Fishbein, an Eastern European émigré who fled the pogroms that shattered his life to become the proprietor of Fishbein's Funeral Home. By the time he saves Mags from certain death during the 1917 race riots in East St. Louis, all her perceptions have changed. But Mr. Fishbein's daughter, the troubled redheaded beauty Minerva, is a different matter. There is something wrong with the girl, something Open Road Media E-riginal dangerous, something fateful. And it is Magnus Bailey, Mags's first friend in the city, who learns to what heights 9781480435629 and depths the girl's willful spirit can drive a man. Pub Date: 11/12/13 On Sale Date: 11/12/13 $16.99/$16.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

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Marching to Zion is the tragic love story of Minerva Fishbein and Magnus Bailey, a charismatic black man and the lon...

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Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations. Born on the south shore of Boston, Glickman studied at the Université de Lyon and Boston University. While she was raised in a strict Irish -Polish Catholic family, from an early age Glickman felt an affinity toward Judaism and converted to the faith when she married. After living in Boston for twenty years, she and her husband traveled to South Carolina and discovered a love for all things Southern. Glickman now lives in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, with her husband, cat, and beloved horse, King of Harts. Marching to Zion is her third novel. Her first novel, Home in the Morning, has been optioned for film by Jim Kohlberg, director of The Music Never Stopped (Sundance 2011), and her second, One More River, was a 2011 National Jewish Book Award Finalist in Fiction.

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Eighty Days Amber Vina Jackson

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In her youth, Russian dancer Luba fell for a bad man: a handsome but dangerous rare amber dealer who would disappear for months on end but expect Luba to drop everything when he called. Despite everything, Luba could not deny her attraction to the seductive Chey, but their passionate, turbulent relationship came to an end when Luba discovered a shocking secret about her lover and fled from Russia.

Open Road Media E-riginal 9781480432307 Pub Date: 8/6/13 On Sale Date: 8/6/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 306 pages Carton Qty: 0 Books / Fiction FIC005000 Series: The Eighty Days Series

From elite private clubs in New Orleans to the London mansion of enigmatic rock star Viggo Franck, Luba embarks on a journey of self-discovery, embracing the exciting, enticing experiences that her life as a dancer brings. Her adventures introduce her to a fiery, flame -haired violinist, Summer, who readers will know from the original 80 Days trilogy, and Lauralynn, a woman with decidedly dark desires. But can this new life ever truly satisfy Luba, or will she forever crave the one man she knows isn't good for her?

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Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together for the first time. One is a successful author; the other a published writer who is also a financial professional in London. Previous Titles Eighty Days Red - Trade paperback (US) 11/13/2012 $14.99 9781453287408 Eighty Days Blue - Trade paperback (US) 10/30/2012 $14.99 9781453287361 Eighty Days Yellow - Trade paperback (US) 9/25/2012 $14.99 9781453287323 Also Available Eighty Days White - Trade paperback (US) 9/10/2013 $14.99 9781480432352

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Eighty Days White Vina Jackson

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Open Road Media E-riginal 9781480432352 Pub Date: 9/10/13 On Sale Date: 9/10/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 322 pages Carton Qty: 0 Books / Fiction FIC005000 Series: The Eighty Days Series

Lily always knew there was something missing from her life -a path yet to be taken and deep desires waiting to be explored. Though she finds release in her love of music, Lily longs to rebel against the staid direction of her life and discover what it is she truly wants. Following her days as a student in Brighton, Lily moves to London with her best friend, the seductive, audacious Liana, who introduces her to an exciting new world of passion and adventure. Soon, Lily meets Leonard, a man with whom she feels an instant connection; Dagur, the gorgeous drummer of a world -renowned rock band; celebrated photographer Grayson; and Grayson's enigmatic partner, She. All of these characters contribute to Lily's sexual self-discovery as a domme. Despite living life to the fullest and embracing each new experience, Lily knows she has yet to find what she's been missing. Will Lily finally be able to accept the woman she really is? And has the thing she's been searching for been right in front of her all along?

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Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together for the first time. One is a successful author; the other a published writer who is also a financial professional in London. Previous Titles Eighty Days Red - Trade paperback (US) 11/13/2012 $14.99 9781453287408 Eighty Days Blue - Trade paperback (US) 10/30/2012 $14.99 9781453287361 Eighty Days Yellow - Trade paperback (US) 9/25/2012 $14.99 9781453287323 Also Available Eighty Days Amber - Trade paperback (US) 8/6/2013 $14.99 9781480432307

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Whitey's Payback

and Other True Stories: Gangsterism, Murder, Corruption, and Revenge T. J. English

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Sixteen stories of true crime from America's foremost authority on the underworld

MysteriousPress.com/ Open Road 9781480411753 Pub Date: 5/7/13 On Sale Date: 5/7/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 244 pages Carton Qty: 0 True Crime / Organized Crime TRU003000 5.640 in W | 8.320 in H | 0.590 in T 143mm W | 211mm H | 15mm T

James "Whitey" Bulger is the last of the old -fashioned gangsters. As a polished, sophisticated psychopath-who also happened to be a secret FBI informant -his reign of power in Boston lasted for more than twenty years. When he went on the lam in 1995, the kingpin's legend grew to rival that of Al Capone. Captured after sixteen years in hiding, he now sits in a maximum security prison awaiting trial on racketeering charges and nineteen counts of murder. T. J. English has been writing about men like Bulger for more than two decades. And this collection, culled from his career in journalism and supported by new material, shows English at his best. In addition to the numerous pieces about Whitey, he reports stories about gangsters and organized crime from New York City to Jamaica to Hong Kong and Mexico. Be they about old school mobsters, corrupt federal agents, or modern -day narcotraficantes wreaking havoc on the US -Mexico border, English tells these stories with depth and insight. Combining first-rate re...

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As a journalist and nonfiction author, Thomas Joseph "T. J." English (b. 1957) is one of America's foremost authorities on the recent history of crime. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to New York in 1981, where he spent his nights driving a taxi and his days writing for Irish America magazine, producing a series of articles that would lead to his first book, The Westies (1990), an account of the last decades of a once -powerful Irish mob. Since then English has written about Vietnamese gangs, mafia infiltration of pre -Castro Cuba, and, in Savage City (2011), the history of racial tension between New York City's police and the Black Power Movement. He has written magazine articles on modern crime for Playboy, Esquire, and New York magazine, and has also written for the screen, producing episodes for the gritty cop shows NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street. He lives in New York City.

The Dark Tunnel Ross Macdonald

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On the home front, two wartime lovers reunite under a cloud of paranoia. In 1937 Munich, an American must be careful when he smokes his pipe. Robert Branch, a careless academic, makes the mistake of lighting up when the Fuhrer is about to begin a procession, and nearly get pummeled for his mistake. Only the timely intervention of Ruth Esch, a flame -haired actress, saves him. So begins a month -long romance between East and West - a torrid affair that ends when the lovers make the mistake of defending a Jew, earning Branch a beating and Esch a trip to a concentration camp.

MysteriousPress.com/ Open Road 9781453295564 Pub Date: 2/26/13 On Sale Date: 2/26/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 256 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022000 5.510 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.580 in T 140mm W | 216mm H | 15mm T

Six years later, Esch escapes to Vichy and makes her way to Detroit. To her surprise, Branch is waiting for her. He is a professor, working for the war effort, and his paranoia about a spy inside the Motor City war board sours their reunion. Once again, a dangerous net is encircling these lovers - a reminder that, in this war, love always comes second to death.

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Ross Macdonald was a pseudonym for Kenneth Millar (1915 -1983), an author of detective fiction best known for creating the character of Lew Archer, a California PI. Born in California, Millar lived in Ontario, Canada, until his father abandoned his mother, uprooting the family and forcing them to move again and again over the next few years-a formative experience that would often be echoed in Millar's work. While attending the University of Michigan, Millar began writing pulp fiction, publishing his first novel, The Dark Tunnel, in 1944. Millar introduced Lew Archer, the tough -but-sensitive private detective, in the 1946 short story "Find the Woman." The Moving Target (1949) was the first of more than a dozen Lew Archer novels, which established Millar as one of the finest crime novelists of his day. He is often included in the "holy trinity of detective fiction," along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

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Trouble Follows Me Ross Macdonald

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In the last days of World War II, a sailor discovers a transcontinental conspiracy. It is February 1945, and the war in the Pacific is nearing its climax. In Hawaii on his way to a new post, US Navy ensign Sam Drake stumbles across the girl of his dreams. Mary is a disc jockey, with a voice that's famous across the islands for playing late-night jazz that no young lover can resist. Before he can follow this modern siren home, they go to check on Mary's coworker Sue - but that lovely young lady will never spin another record.

MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781453295571 Pub Date: 2/26/13 On Sale Date: 2/26/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 218 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022000 5.510 in W | 8.500 in H | 0.500 in T 140mm W | 216mm H | 13mm T

They find her strung up and dangling outside the window of a bathroom, her face twisted into an ugly mask. The police call it suicide, but Sam is not so sure. Few beautiful women, even suicidal ones, are willing to be so hideous in death. Looking into Sue's past, he finds another corpse - and a dangerous conspiracy that stretches all the way back to his Motor City home.

Author Bio

Ross Macdonald was a pseudonym for Kenneth Millar (1915 -1983), an author of detective fiction best known for creating the character of Lew Archer, a California PI. Born in California, Millar lived in Ontario, Canada, until his father abandoned his mother, uprooting the family and forcing them to move again and again over the next few years-a formative experience that would often be echoed in Millar's work. While attending the University of Michigan, Millar began writing pulp fiction, publishing his first novel, The Dark Tunnel, in 1944. Millar introduced Lew Archer, the tough -but-sensitive private detective, in the 1946 short story "Find the Woman." The Moving Target (1949) was the first of more than a dozen Lew Archer novels, which established Millar as one of the finest crime novelists of his day. He is often included in the "holy trinity of detective fiction," along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

One for Our Baby John Sandrolini

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For the sake of Ol' Blue Eyes, a pilot searches California for the woman they both love. When World War II ended, fighter ace Joe Buonomo didn't make it back for the parades. After nearly a decade adrift in troubled seas, he washed up in California, determined to re -claim his life. In 1954, he met Helen, one of the fresh-faced girls eager to break into Hollywood. They fell blissfully in love and got engaged - until Joe's postwar past intervened, and he lost his fiancee.

MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781453299333 Pub Date: 4/9/13 On Sale Date: 4/9/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 370 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022010

Years later, Joe's running an air freight business and doing the occasional odd job for a certain crooner named Frank Sinatra. One afternoon, Joe agrees to give Sinatra's latest honey a lift to Los Angeles, where she has a screen test the next morning. Not until she arrives at the airport does he realize it's Helen. After just a few hours together, Joe and Helen confess their old feelings still burn. But the next day, Helen never makes it to the studio. She's vanished into thin air. To find her, Joe will have to go up against the mob, the FBI, and the forces behind presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. The only catch...

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John Sandrolini (b. 1965), a native Chicagoan, is a captain for a major US airline, with more than 14,000 hours of domestic and international flying in his logbook. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and a veteran of eight years in the Air National Guard. Living aboard his sloop, La Sirena, in Southern California, he encounters new characters at every port of call. One for Our Baby (2013) is his first novel.

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Strike Three You're Dead R. D. Rosen

Summary A slugger struggles with an empty ballpark and a murdered teammate The Providence Jewels, an American League expansion team, have been taking a beating all season. Worse, relief pitcher Rudy Furth has just suffered a beating of a more lethal kind -and been left to die in the clubhouse whirlpool among whispers of mob corruption and violently lovesick fans. When the police investigation stalls, veteran Providence center fielder Harvey Blissberg, who knew Furth as well as anyone, decides to play detective. While trying to keep his eye on the ball, and his head above water with the spunky, beautiful sports newscaster Mickey Slavin, Blissberg quietly stalks Furth's killer through major -league locker rooms and the dark streets of Rhode Island's capital city. Lots of ballplayers keep their batting averages above .300-but how many have chased a murderer at the same time? MysteriousPress.com/ Open Road 9781480407770 Pub Date: 4/9/13 On Sale Date: 4/9/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 232 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022010 Series: The Harvey Blissberg

Originally published in 1984 and winner of the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Strike Three You're Dead, was hailed by the Denver Post as "one of the best sports detective novels of all time."

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R. D. Rosen's writing career spans mystery novels, narrative nonfiction, humor books, and television. Strike Three You're Dead, the first in Rosen's series featuring major league baseball player Harvey Blissberg, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America in 1985. Blissberg's adventures continued in four sequels, including Fadeaway (1986) and Saturday Night Dead (1988), which drew on Rosen's stint as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Rosen's three nonfiction books include Psychobabble (1979), inspired by the term he coined, and A Buffalo in the House: The True Story of a Man, an Animal, and the American West (2007). Over the past decade, he co created and co-wrote a bestselling series of humor books: Bad Cat, Bad Dog, Bad Baby, and Bad President.

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They Don't Dance Much A Novel James Ross

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In this classic country noir, featuring a new introduction by Daniel Woodrell, a small town farmer takes a job at a roadhouse, where unbridled greed leads to a brutal murder

MysteriousPress.com/ Open Road 9781453296202 Pub Date: 4/16/13 On Sale Date: 4/16/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 300 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Suspense FIC030000

Jack McDonald is barely a farmer. Boll weevils have devoured his cotton crop, his chickens have stopped laying eggs, and everything he owns is mortgaged -even his cow. He has no money, no prospects, and nothing to do but hang around filling stations, wondering where his next drink will come from. As far as hooch goes, there's no place like Smut Milligan's, where Breath of Spring moonshine sells for a dollar a pint. A bootlegger with an entrepreneurial spirit, Milligan has plans to open a roadhouse, and he asks Jack to run the till. The music will be hot, the liquor cheap, and the clientele rough. But the only thing stronger than Milligan's hooch is his greed, and Jack is slowly drawn into the middle of Smut's dalliances with a married woman, the machinations of corrupt town officials-and a savage act of murder.

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James Ross (1911-1990) was born in North Carolina, where he worked as a reporter for the Daily News (Greensboro) for many years. He wrote his first and only novel, They Don't Dance Much, in 1940. The book, considered "country noir," was praised by the likes of Raymond Chandler and Flannery O'Connor. During the decade that followed, Ross published several short stories in literary journals such as Partisan Review, the Sewanee Review, Collier's, and Argosy while he worked on another novel, In The Red, which was never published.

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The Hunting Ground J. Robert Janes

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In the wake of World War II, a Frenchwoman learns to live for vengeance In Zurich, a frail young woman sits down in a cafĂŠ. On her arm is a tattooed number -a souvenir from her time in Bergen-Belsen. As far as the French government is concerned, she is a dead woman, a casualty of the concentration camps. But after a narrow escape, Lily de St -Germain is back, and ready to take revenge on everyone who buried her. When the war started, Lily fled the countryside for Paris, hoping to convince her husband to abandon his work at the Louvre and help get their children to safety in England. There she found him in the arms of her sister, a betrayal that pushed her into the ranks of the RĂŠsistance -that fearful band of partisans who taught her to kill, and forced her to survive. The war may end in 1945, but Lily's battle will have only just begun. MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781480400733 Pub Date: 4/30/13 On Sale Date: 4/30/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 318 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Historical FIC014000 5.560 in W | 8.490 in H | 0.800 in T 141mm W | 216mm H | 20mm T

Tapestry

J. Robert Janes

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A series of interlocking crimes send St -Cyr and Kohler into the heart of the Parisian underworld

MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781480400771 Pub Date: 6/4/13 On Sale Date: 6/4/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 364 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022060 Series: The St-Cyr and Kohle

It is February 1943, and Paris is under a blackout. For three years, the French inspector Jean -Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler of the Gestapo have investigated the mundane violence of Nazi -occupied France, but never have they experienced such a cold, sleeting winter. While investigating a burgled stamp collector's shop, they get a call telling them that they went to the wrong crime scene -they were supposed to have been sent to comfort a woman who was attacked for running around with Nazis and their collaborators. The rapist's timing was perfect-so perfect that the two detectives wonder if they were deliberately sent to the wrong place. They next follow up on a tip about a body dumped in a cellar. The young man they find has been stripped naked, savagely murdered, and left to rot. Was he a homosexual? A pimp? A Resistance fighter? Theft, murder, rape conspiracy. It is just another night in Paris under the Nazis.

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J. Robert Janes (b. 1935) is a mystery author best known for writing historical thrillers. Born in Toronto, he holds degrees in mining and geology, and worked as an engineer, university professor, and textbook author started he began writing fiction. He began his career as a novelist by writing young adult books, starting with The Odd-Lot Boys and the Tree-Fort War (1976). He wrote his last young adult novel, Murder in the Market, in 1985, by which time he had begun writing for adults, starting with the four -novel Richard Hagen series. In 1992, Janes published Mayhem, the first in the long -running St-Cyr and Kohler series, for which he is best known. These police procedurals set in Nazi -occupied France have been praised for the author's attention to historical detail, as well as their swift -moving plots. The thirteenth in the series, Bellringer, was published in 2012.

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Ruin Value

A Mystery of the Third Reich J. Sydney Jones

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As Europe prepares for the Nuremberg trials, a killer stalks a broken city Nuremberg is a dead city. In the aftermath of World War II, two -thirds of its population has fled or is deceased, with thirty thousand bodies turning the ruined industrial center into a massive open grave. Here, the vilest war criminals in history will be tried. But in Nuremberg's dark streets and back alleys, chaos rules.

MysteriousPress.com/ Open Road 9781480426917 Pub Date: 10/1/13 On Sale Date: 10/1/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 302 pages Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Mystery & Detective FIC022060

Captain Nathan Morgan is one of those charged with bringing order to the home of the war crime trials. A New York homicide detective who spent the war in Army intelligence, he was born to be a spy -and now, in 1945, there is no finer place for his trade than Nuremberg. As the US grapples with the Soviets for postwar supremacy, a serial murderer targets the occupying forces. Nathan Morgan may be the perfect spy, but it's time for him to turn cop once more.

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J. Sydney Jones (b. 1948) is an American author of fiction and nonfiction. Born in the US, he studied abroad in Vienna in 1968 and later returned to Austria to live there for nearly two decades. In the late 1970s, he began writing travel books, many of which concern Central Europe, and published his first thriller, Time Of The Wolf, in 1990.In 2009, Jones published The Empty Mirror, a mystery set in late-nineteenth-century Vienna that would become the first book in his Viennese Mystery series, of which the most recent installment is The Keeper of Hands (2013). Jones lives with his wife and son in California.

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Border Angels Anthony Quinn

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Border Angels is a story about love and revenge in which a police detective, a prostitute, and a hit man, hooked together in a life-or-death chase, fall deep into border country and its nightmare domain of criminals and terrorists. Inspector Celcius Daly, a downbeat insomniac with a troubled personal life, hunts for a trafficked woman, Lena Novak, who mysteriously disappears one winter's night along the Irish border, leaving in her wake the corpses of two men. Daly finds himself cast adrift in a wild terrain of disappearing lanes and blown -up bridges, abandoned ghost-estates and thick forests-the ultimate refuge for traffickers and terrorists.

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Anthony Quinn (b. 1971) is an Irish author and journalist. Born in Northern Ireland's County Tyrone, Quinn majored in English at Queen's University, Belfast. After college, he worked a number of odd jobs -social worker, organic gardener, yoga teacher-before finding work as a journalist. He has written short stories for years, winning critical acclaim and, twice, a place on the short list for the Hennessy/New Irish Writing Award. His food writing saw him finish as the runner -up in a Sunday Times competition. Quinn continues his work as a journalist, reporting on the county of his birth for the Tyrone Times.

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The First Casualty Gregg Loomis

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Armed with a powerful laser, a terrorist group threatens the US -and one government agent must race to recover the weapon before it's too late Air France Flight 447 is high above the Atlantic, making its way through a patch of turbulence, when its instruments begin to fail. Pilot and crew fight to regain control as the plane plummets from the sky, but death comes before they even hit the water. When investigators pick through the wrecked aircraft and desiccated bodies, they can reach only one conclusion: Flight 447 disintegrated in mid -air.

MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781480426863 Pub Date: 11/19/13 On Sale Date: 11/19/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) Carton Qty: 0 Fiction / Thrillers FIC031000 5.500 in W | 8.500 in H 140mm W | 216mm H

The cause was a laser, the likes of which the world has never known. Based on the mad dreams of Nikola Tesla, the weapon's destructive powers are immeasurable, and it has fallen into the hands of Al Qaeda -or its allies. It's up to Jason Peters-a highly trained government operative who was beginning to get bored with his retirement -to recover the laser to safety. Ending this threat will force him to shed quite a bit of terrorist blood, but Peters has never minded getting dirty for the sake of Uncle Sam.

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Gregg Loomis is an American author of thrillers. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he spent his youth traveling the world, and has worked as a commercial pilot, a racecar driver, and a lawyer specializing in commercial litigation. He published his first novel, the bayou thriller Voodoo Fury, in 1991. His greatest success came in 2005, when The Pegasus Secret introduced the world to lawyer Lang Reilly; Loomis charted that character's globetrotting adventures through five more novels, including The Coptic Secret (2009) and The Cathar Secret (2011). With Gates of Hades (2007), Loomis began a new series centered on Jason Peters, an international operative working for NARCOM, a private corporation that does what the CIA cannot. Hot Ice (2013) is the second Jason Peters novel. Loomis now writes and practices law in Atlanta.

The Prisoner of the Riviera Janice Law

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MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 9781480436008 Pub Date: 12/10/13 On Sale Date: 12/10/13 $14.99/$14.99 Can. Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US) 232 pages Carton Qty: 0 5.500 in W | 8.500 in H 140mm W | 216mm H

Francis, the gay and irrepressible hero of Fires of London, is back but unhappy with the privations and boredom of a post-war world. His longtime lover, Arnold, had promised him Monte Carlo during the war, and that promise and the sale of an important painting convinces Francis that a trip to the Riviera with Arnold and Nan, his old, half-blind nanny, will be just the ticket. Coincidently, the trip will enable him to pay off his gambling debts with the delivery of what is supposedly the last letter of a murder victim to his wife. Francis regards this commission as distinctly fishy and postpones it for as long as possible, but not long enough to avoid entangling himself with French gangsters, old Resistants, a mysterious nightclub singer, and a very fetching young bicycle racer. Francis's pursuit of business and pleasure is interrupted when he is accused of murder. The painter winds up assisting, first, the French police, and then some former members of the Underground, charming eccentrics with complicated histories and-just possibly-revenge in mind.

Author Bio

Janice Law (b. 1941) is an acclaimed author of mystery fiction. The Watergate scandal inspired her to write her first novel, The Big Payoff (1977), which introduced Anna Peters, a street -smart young woman who blackmails her boss, a corrupt oil executive. The novel was a success, winning an Edgar nomination, and Law went on to write eight more in the series, including Death Under Par (1980) and Cross-Check (1997). After Death Under Par, Law set aside the character for several years to write historical mysteries The Countess (1989) and All the King's Ladies (1986). After concluding the Peters series, she wrote three stand -alone suspense novels: The Night Bus (2000), The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed (2002), and Voices (2003). Since then, Law has focused on writing short stories, many of which appear in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Fires of London (2012) is her most recent novel. She lives and writes in Connecticut.

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