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ROBERT B PARKER’S WONDERLAND ACE ATKINS THE NEW SPENSER NOVEL Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favour. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry’s condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser’s investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favour to Henry will become the fight of their lives.
Praise for ROBERT B. PARKER ‘Robert B. Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre’ – Guardian
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‘Nobody does it better than Parker’ – Sunday Times
ROBERT B. PARKER was the bestselling author of nearly 70 books featuring various PI’s including Spenser, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall. He lived in Boston with his wife Joan and died in 2010.
Robert B. Parker
ACE ATKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. A former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune, he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30. Recently he was selected by the Robert B. Parker estate to continue the bestselling adventures of Boston’s iconic private eye, Spenser.
ROBERT B PARKER NEW EDITIONS BACK STORY
A SPENSER MYSTERY
A SPENSER MYSTERY
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A SPENSER MYSTERY
A SPENSER MYSTERY
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A SPENSER MYSTERY
A SUNNY RANDALL MYSTERY
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A SPENSER MYSTERY
A SPENSER MYSTERY
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TEST OF RESOLVE PETER MURPHY A denounced President, her kidnapped daughter, a Hindu extremist group and the threat of nuclear war: America is once again thrown into turmoil in Peter Murphy’s sequel to Removal. As Ellen Trevathan settles into her presidency, she feels confident to come out as a lesbian to the press, an announcement that unleashes a storm of criticism against her authority. Her personal life becomes increasingly unstable when her daughter, Dani, is kidnapped by a Hindu extremist group, Svatantra Kashmir (SK). Director of the FBI, Kelly Smith, is called in to investigate and is soon immersed in a situation with far wider implications. Under pressure to comply with orders made by SK, Ellen has to tackle the threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan and ensure the safety of her daughter. As the crisis escalates, public duty and personal concerns are thrown into conflict. The severity of the situation demands that one has to be sacrificed, and only Ellen can choose…
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‘Weighty and impressive’ – CrimeTime PETER MURPHY was born in 1946. After graduating from Cambridge University he spent a career in the law, as an advocate and teacher, both in England and the United States. His legal work included a number of years in The Hague as defence counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal.
A HIGHER DUTY
THE PREQUEL TO TEST OF RESOLVE FEATURING FBI AGENT, KELLY SMITH
THE FIRST BEN SCHROEDER NOVEL SET IN THE LEGAL WORLD OF 1960s BRITAIN
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LAST BUS TO COFFEEVILLE J PAUL HENDERSON Nancy Skidmore has Alzheimer’s and Eugene Chaney III once more a purpose in life – to end hers. When the moment for Chaney to take Nancy to her desired death in Coffeeville arrives she is unexpectedly admitted to the secure unit of a nursing home and he is constrained to call upon the help of his two remaining friends: Bob Crenshaw, a man who has been officially dead for forty years, and Jack Guravitch, a disgraced weatherman in the throes of a mid-life crisis. They ‘kidnap’ Nancy and drive to Mississippi in a stolen tour bus once owned by Paul McCartney. Along the way they are joined by a young orphan boy called Eric who is searching for his only surviving family member – an exotic dancer named Susan. Last Bus to Coffeeville is a funny story about sad things, a chronicle of lives that have jumped the tracks, and a tale of endings and new beginnings.
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If you enjoyed reading any of the following: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, The Man Who Forgot His Wife by John Farrell, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, Any Human Heart by William Boyd and will admit to kind of liking Forrest Gump then this book is for YOU!
J PAUL HENDERSON was born and grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, gained a Master’s degree in American Studies and travelled to Afghanistan. He worked in a foundry, as a bus conductor, trained as an accountant and then, when the opportunity to return to academia arose, left for Mississippi, returning four years later with a doctorate in 20thC US History and more knowledge of Darlington Hoopes than was arguably necessary. (Hoopes was a Pennsylvanian socialist and the last presidential candidate of the American Socialist Party). American History departments were either closing or contracting, so he opted for a career in publishing, most of which was spent selling textbooks, in one position or other, for John Wiley & Sons. He lives in a house in England, drives a car and owns a television set. And that’s about it.
LEIGH RUSSELL THE SIXTH AND LATEST DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY A glamorous young TV soap star dies in a car crash. Returning for her sixth case, Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel is baffled as the driver of the second vehicle miraculously survives - and vanishes. Another young actress is murdered and, once again, the killer mysteriously disappears. Geraldine unwittingly risks her sergeant’s life in their struggle to track down a serial killer who leaves no clues.
Praise for Leigh Russell ‘Stop Dead is taut and compelling, stylishly written with a deeply human voice’ – Peter James
Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American literature. A secondary school teacher, specialising in supporting pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties as well as teaching English, Leigh Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Hertfordshire.
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OTHER DI GERALDINE STEEL TITLES BY LEIGH RUSSELL CUT SHORT
THE FIRST DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY
When DI Geraldine Steel relocates to the quiet town of Woolsmarsh, she expects to find her new home to be somewhere nothing much ever happens; a space where she can battle her demons in private. But when she finds herself pitted against a twisted killer preying on local young women she quickly discovers how wrong she is... Embroiled in the killer’s murderous obsessions, Geraldine herself becomes a fresh target. AVAILABLE NOW | B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 352pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-354-6 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-583-0 £5.81
THE SECOND DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY
When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. Later a local villain is viciously attacked, and DI Geraldine Steel’s investigations lead her from the expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel. More complications arise when a witness dies in a hit-and-run – was it a coincidence or cold-blooded murder? AVAILABLE NOW | B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 352pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-344-7 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-426-0 £5.81
THE THIRD DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY
When the corpse of Abigail Kirby is discovered, D.I. Geraldine Steel is shocked to learn that the victim’s tongue was cut out while she lay dying. Shortly after coming forward, a witness is blinded and murdered. Abigail Kirby’s teenage daughter runs away from home to meet a girl who befriended her online, but this dreadful mistake may well cost Abigail her life. AVAILABLE NOW | B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 384pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-356-0 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-436-9 £5.81
THE FOURTH DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY
The bodies of two black girls are discovered in quick succession in North London. One of the girls worked in a massage parlour and suspicion falls on a client of hers, a known racist, but while the police flounder, the killer takes another girl home to the attic where he keeps his victims. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer. AVAILABLE NOW | B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 384pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-594-6 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-596-0 £5.81
THE FIFTH DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY
When a successful businessman is brutally murdered, the police suspect his wife and her lover. Then the victim’s business partner suffers the same grim fate, and when yet another body is discovered, seemingly unrelated to the first two, the police are baffled. The only clue is DNA that leads them to two women: one dead, the other in prison… AVAILABLE NOW | B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 384pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-858-9 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-859-6 £5.81
THE HARD DRUG CHRONICLES EDITED BY JERVEY TERVALON, GARY PHILLIPS, JOSEPH MATTSON & JERRY STAHL Includes brand new story by Mr Nice / Howard Marks From Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances; through Speed, an oft demonised and mis understood drug and on to Heroin, long seen as the most ‘literary’ of narcotics – the contributors to this all-new original anthology reveal that those who partake are forever changed, but the price of paradise is often steep. The Hard Drug Chronicles runs to over 700 pages and contains more than 40 all new stories from Megan Abbott, John Albert, Michael Albo, Donnell Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Eric Bogosian, James Brown, Ken Bruen, Rose Bunch, Lee Child, Antonia Crane, Natalie Diaz, James Franco, James Greer, L.Z. Hansen, Emory Holmes II, Kenji Jasper, Detrice Jones, Sophia Langdon, Nathan Larson, Tao Lin, Laura Lippman, Beth Lisick, Lydia Lunch, Howard Marks, Joseph Mattson, Bill Moody, Tony O’Neill, Gary Phillips, Scott Phillips, Manuel Ramos, Nina Revoyr, Jerry Stahl, Ava Stander, Susan Straight, Jervey Tervalon, Deborah Vankin, William T. Vollmann, Jess Walter, Robert Ward and Kerry E. West.
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‘A jangled hit of urban, gritty, and raw noir’ – Harlan Coben
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THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES Edited by Jonathan Santlofer Includes My First Drug Trial by Lee Child Marijuana is the everyman drug. Teenagers surrepti tiously toke on it, politicians refuse to inhale it and even your mum and dad have had a go. Marijuana is a mellow, let’s put on a Barry Manilow CD, open a bottle of vino, and order a pizza drug. It’s the easy drug. The no howling at the moon drug. No shooting up and losing your job. The Marijuana Chronicles presents tales of the weird, wonderful and just plain stoned from some of the coolest most chilled out writers around. From drug busts to recipes, this is the stoner’s definitive literary bible. Featuring stories from Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Santlofer, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Amanda Stern, Jan Heller Levi, Edward Gomez Madrid, Thad Ziolkowski, Josh Gilbert, Tommy Chong, Abraham Rodriguez Jr., Dean Haspiel, Maggie Estep, Bob Holman, Raymond Mungo, Rachel Shteir, Philip Spitzer and Linda Yablonsky.
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‘This is a book that deserves an eye-level spot on every toker’s bookshelf—as well as being a thoroughly stoned romp from intro to finale’ – High Times
‘I’ve smoked cannabis five nights a week for 44 years and my dealer’s on speed dial’ – Lee Child, Daily Mail
A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES MARK TIMLIN THE FIRST NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER Nick Sharman, ex-cop, is unemployable, so he’s set up shop as a private investigator in his favourite south London patch. When he comes to with a split head, a pocketful of planted heroin, a dead girl and two policemen acting on a tip-off, Sharman realises his first case is different. And personal. AVAILABLE NOW ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 310pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales ISBN: 978-1-84344-079-6 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-080-2 £5.81
ROMEO’S TUNE MARK TIMLIN THE SECOND NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER When Nick Sharman collects the money due on a classic Bentley he finds himself stepping into another world, where a reclusive rock musician in a secluded mansion broods on the royalties stolen from him by a crooked management – and decides Sharman is just the guy to get them back. AVAILABLE NOW ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 288pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales ISBN: 978-1-84344-083-3 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-084-0 £5.81
GUN STREET GIRL MARK TIMLIN THE THIRD NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER Sharman swaps the grimy streets of south London for the glamour and glitz of Mayfair, but it soon becomes apparent that what lurks beneath the surface is as slimy and sleazy as anything he’s encountered in Brixton. And twice as dangerous... AVAILABLE JANUARY 2014 | ISBN: 978-1-84344-176-2 £12.99 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 288pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales AVAILABLE NOW | ePub: 978-1-84344-177-9 £5.81
TAKE THE A-TRAIN MARK TIMLIN THE FOURTH NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER Emerald Watkins, top man in a south London ‘firm’, has received a tip-off that he’s about to be arrested after a large stash of cocaine is found in one of his lock-ups. He wants Sharman to help his nephew Teddy find out who has stitched him up. In search of his mystery man, Sharman is in turn bribed, shot at and set up for a particularly gruesome murder. AVAILABLE JANUARY 2014 | ISBN: 978-1-84344-180-9 £12.99 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 224pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales AVAILABLE NOW | ePub: 978-1-84344-181-6 £5.81
THE TURNAROUND MARK TIMLIN THE FIFTH NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER Sharman is hired to find out who murdered James Webb’s sister, her husband and their two young children. Surprisingly the police have had no luck. He agrees to the job, although he does not want it and he uncovers more than he bargained for in a case that puts his own family and friends at risk. AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 256pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales ISBN: 978-1-84344-269-1 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-270-7 £5.81
ZIP GUN BOOGIE MARK TIMLIN THE SIXTH NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER American rock gods Pandora’s Box are cutting their new album in London but someone has wiped the tapes and one of the band is in hospital spiked with something very deadly indeed. They are relying on Sharman, who has taken a shine to lead singer, Ninotchka, to stop the madman responsible, who is proving more dangerous and imaginative with each new attack. AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 224pp | Rights: World | Author Location: South Wales ISBN: 978-1-84344-273-8 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-274-5 £5.81
A SHORT HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION NICK RENNISON According to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the men who went to Antarctica with Captain Scott, ‘Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has ever been devised.’ Despite this there has never been a shortage of volunteers willing to endure the bad times in pursuit of the glory that polar exploration sometimes brings. Nick Rennison’s compelling book tells the memorable stories of the men (and occasionally women) who have risked their lives by entering the white wastelands of the Arctic and the Antarctic. In the North, he looks at the great, lost expedition of Sir John Franklin and the many attempts to discover the fate of its missing crew. He examines the achievements of the legendary Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen and wonders whether or not the American Robert Peary really did reach the North Pole in 1909. In the South, he charts the history of the exploration of Antarctica from the first sighting of the continent by a Russian expedition in 1820 to the science and tourism of today. He investigates the tales of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen and the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, and revisits the tragic story of the race for the Pole. He also analyses the hold that the polar regions have often had on the imaginations of artists and writers in the last two hundred years and looks at the paintings, films and literature that they have inspired.
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The fascination with the North and South Poles is as strong today as it ever was and this absorbing book brings the history of their exploration vividly to life. Nick Rennison is a writer, editor and bookseller. He has published books on a wide variety of subjects from Sherlock Holmes to London’s blue plaques. He is a regular reviewer for the Sunday Times and for BBC History magazine. His titles for Pocket Essentials include Roget: The Man Who Became a Book and Robin Hood: Myth, History and Culture.
A SHORT HISTORY OF BRAZIL GORDON KERR A Short History of Brazil examines the events that have led to Brazil’s ascendancy, looking at the indigenous peoples who populated the territory until its discovery in 1500 and chronicling the tempestuous years since, leading to the economic miracle of recent years. It covers the three centuries of Portuguese colonial rule when sugar became the main export, produced with the help of around three million slaves who were forced to make the deadly crossing of the Atlantic from Africa. It describes how Brazil declared independence from Portugal as a monarchy in 1822, the monarchy being replaced by a republic in 1889, and details the pattern of boom and bust in the Brazilian economy since then, covering the lives of some of the authoritarian rulers that seized power along the way. Finally, A Short History of Brazil looks at the many difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century – the devastating social problems resulting from its dramatic economic inequality and the often ruthless exploitation of the country’s natural resources which is a topic of major concern for the entire world.
Gordon Kerr worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a fulltime writer. He is the author of several Short Histories including Europe, Africa, China & World War One (all published by Pocket Essentials).
A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA
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A SHORT HISTORY OF CHINA
FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE ARAB SPRING
FROM ANCIENT DYNASTIES TO ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE
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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR LAND, SEA AND AIR 1914–1918
GORDON KERR The First World War, lasting four years, from 1914 to 1918, was without parallel, the first true global conflict in which all of the earth’s great powers participated. A Short History of the First World War tells the story of this cataclysmic event describing the background to war, the international rivalries and conflicts of the previous decades that led to the nations of Europe forming virtual armed camps, the relentless build-up of military and naval hardware that characterised the early years of the 20th century and the great figures who tried to prevent conflict or enthusiastically pushed for it. A Short History of the First World War provides a superb introduction to the events of this epochal conflict at a time when the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of its outbreak and remembering the millions who lost their lives in it.
Gordon Kerr worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a fulltime writer. He is the author of several Short Histories including Europe, Africa, China & World War One (all published by Pocket Essentials).
A SHORT HISTORY OF EUROPE
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FROM CHARLEMAGNE TO THE TREATY OF LISBON
Provides an accessible, readable history of the people, ideas, institutions and events that have shaped Europe over the last 1,200 years. Covering its key events, A Short History of Europe offers a coherent map of both the jumbled history of Europe and the European idea to the present day. AVAILABLE NOW | ISBN: 978-1-84243-346-1 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-666-0 £5.81 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp | Rights: World
EURO NOIR THE POCKET ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION, FILM & TV
BARRY FORSHAW It’s not just the Scandinavians. The Anglo-American domination of the crime fiction genre has been under siege by Nordic noir for quite some time, but another juggernaut is crashing its way into the field – the astonishingly varied and exciting crime fiction streaming out of the continental countries: France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece and others, along with a host of edgy, uncompromising new films and TV shows taking the phenomenon to even more stratospheric levels. Examining and celebrating this exhilarating body of criminal work is the UK’s leading crime specialist (in fiction and film), Barry Forshaw, who brings to the continental countries the enthusiasm and expertise he has previously shown when writing about Scandinavian crime fiction. From important early writers such as Georges Simenon to more recent giants such as Andrea Camilleri, all the key names (and many new and lively talents) are here in this perfect guide… and shopping list for readers.
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BARRY FORSHAW is a renowned expert on European, Scandinavian and general crime fiction, who edits Crime Time, writes for newspapers and regularly appears in ITV and BBC TV documentaries. He has also been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association. His latest books are Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film and TV, British Crime Film, British Gothic Cinema and Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction. Other work includes British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Guns for Hire: The Modern Adventure Thriller, along with books on Italian cinema and the first biography of Stieg Larsson. His forthcoming books include a study of Thomas Harris and The Silence of the Lambs.
THE POCKET ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SCANDINAVIAN CRIME FICTION, FILM & TV
Nordic Noir anatomises the nigh-obsessive appeal of the subject and highlights every key book, film and TV show. For both the beginner and the aficionado, this is a hugely informative, highly accessible guide (and shopping list) for an essential crime genre. AVAILABLE NOW | ISBN: 978-1-84243-987-6 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-988-3 £5.81 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback original 160pp | Rights: World
Catharism was the most successful heresy of the Middle Ages. Flourishing principally in the Languedoc and Italy, the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of Christianity going back to apostolic times, and completely rejected the Catholic Church and all its trappings, regarding it as the Church of Satan. Cathar services and ceremonies, by contrast, were held in fields, barns and in people’s homes and found widespread popularity among peasants and artisans. Cathars respected women who played a major role in the movement. Alarmed at the success of Catharism, the Church founded the Inquisi tion and launched the Albigensian Crusade to exterminate the heresy, which was the first Crusade to be directed against fellow Christians, and was also the first European genocide. With the fall of the Cathar fortress of Montségur in 1244, Catharism was largely obliterated, although the faith survived into the early fourteenth century. pocketessentials.co.uk/cathars
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WW1 AT SEA
VICTORIA CAROLAN In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain’s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged for around a hundred years. Many expected another Battle of Trafalgar but advances in technology saw a very different kind of warfare with the widespread use of mines, submarines and torpedoes. WW1 at Sea examines the events that led to war and the naval arms race between Britain and Germany. It traces the events of the war at sea looking at the major battles as well as the effects of unrestricted submarine warfare and the sinking of the Lusitania. It also profiles key figures such as Fisher, Beatty, Tirpitz and Graf von Spee. Victroia Carolan is a cultural historian specialising in maritime history and film. She has recently completed her doctoral thesis, British Maritime History, National Identity and Film 1900-1960 at Queen Mary, University of London. She is also the author of the Pocket Essential: Nelson
AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 160pp Rights: World | Author Location: London ISBN: 978-1-84344-098-7 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-099-4 £5.81
THE ART OF SCREENPLAYS A WRITER’S GUIDE
ROBIN MUKHERJEE The Art of Screenplays is a working handbook for writers with stories to tell. Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, its aim is to connect with our natural understanding of story, to demystify the screenwriter’s art, and to enable fresh, original and authentic writing. Working on the central premise that drama reflects nature, and screenplays simply echo life as we know it.
AVAILABLE MAY 2014 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 224pp Rights: World | Author Location: Hampshire ISBN: 978-1-84344-200-4 £16.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-201-1 £13.97
WRITING FOR TELEVISION SERIES, SERIALS AND SOAPS
A no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who’s been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Packed full of useful insights, links and information, the book includes interviews with successful television writers working today, pointers on how to work collaboratively in the industry and how to make good contacts with the people who can further your career. AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 224pp Rights: World | Author Location: East Sussex ISBN: 978-1-84344-337-7 £16.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-338-4 £13.97
PULP! THE CLASSICS Pulp! The Classics gives the nation’s favourite classic novels original retro covers in a pulp fiction style with sprayed coloured edges – all with a dash of wry humour.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
This cat was a drag… ‘til a midnight wake up call Everyone’s getting festive, but Scrooge isn’t feeling the yuletide vibe. Let’s hope his night time visitors can bring him round, or Tiny Tim won’t get his Turkey on time. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2013 A Format (178 X 111mm) | Paperback with sprayed coloured edges 160pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-143-4 £4.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-144-1 £0.99
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
Hey Girl… I’d sell my soul for you Dorian Gray might be as pretty as a picture, but he’s paid a devilishly high price for it. He’ll stay drop-dead gorgeous, but there’s something nasty festering in the attic... AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2013 A Format (178 X 111mm) | Paperback with sprayed coloured edges 256pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-184-7 £6.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-185-4 £0.99
PULP THE CLASSICS! GREETINGS CARDS The Greetings Cards are A6 size, blank inside for your message, and display the retro pulp style book covers from our cult imprint on the front. AVAILABLE NOW Unit Trade Price: £1.04 + VAT | Unit RRP: £2.50 inc. VAT Individual Designs come in Packs of 6 | Pack Trade Price: £6.24 + VAT Minimum Order: 5 Packs
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
AVAILABLE NOW | A Format | Paperback 320pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-071-0 £6.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-072-7 £0.99
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THE GREAT GATSBY
TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
AVAILABLE NOW | A Format | Paperback 192pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-130-4 £4.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-131-1 £0.99
AVAILABLE NOW | A Format | Paperback 352pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-126-7 £6.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-127-4 £0.99
AVAILABLE NOW | A Format | Paperback 352pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-118-2 £6.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-119-9 £0.99
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Pride & Prejudice (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Great Gatsby (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robinson Crusoe (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Hound of the Baskervilles (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tess of the D’Urbervilles (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wuthering Heights (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Christmas Carol (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Picture of Dorian Gray (card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY NO EXIT PRESS
OTHERS OF MY KIND
JAKOB ARJOUNI (TRANSLATED BY ANTHEA BELL)
Winner Grand Prix De Littérature Policière 2013
Set in a near future of political turmoil, it is a story of how we overcome, how we shape ourselves by what happens to us, and of how the human spirit, whatever horrors it undergoes, will not be put down.
The fifth and final mystery featuring Frankfurt PI, sees Kemal Kayankaya engaged with two cases that seem to be straightforward, but lead to murder, rape and abduction, and put Kayankaya under suspicion of being a contract killer.
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp Rights: UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada ISBN: 978-1-84344-114-4 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-115-1 £5.81
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp Rights: UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada ISBN: 978-1-84243-965-4 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-843243-966-1 £5.81
The first DS Ian Peterson Murder Investigation, a popular character, in a supporting role, in the first three Geraldine Steel novels. Cold Sacrifice is the start of his own career as protagonist in a brand new detective series.
In the darkest parts of the City of Light Eva Scott is searching for her brother’s killers in this pulsating debut thriller.
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 320pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-150-2 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-151-9 £5.81
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‘An exciting, fast-moving conspiracy thriller in the classic Hitchcock mould’ – Emlyn Rees
THE PRESIDENT AND THE PROVOCATEUR THE PARALLEL LIVES OF JFK AND LEE HARVEY OSWALD
ALEX COX On the 50th anniversary of the deaths of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, Alex Cox, who is considered an authority on the subject, provides a chronological account of their parallel lives. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2013 Demy Format (216 X 138mm) | Paperback 320pp Rights: UK & Commonwealth | Author Location: Oregon, USA ISBN: 978-1-84243-941-8 £12.99 ePub: 978-1-84243-942-5 £10.47
› UK Author Tour: Nov 18-25 2103
WHO SHOT JFK? ROBIN RAMSAY Explores the key alternative theories produced by the critics of the official version, the major landmarks in the Kennedy assassination research and the disinformation produced on the subject since the event. ROBIN RAMSAY is the editor and publisher of the journal Lobster (lobster-magazine.co.uk) and wrote Conspiracy Theories, a new ebook edition of which, will be available in September 2013. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp Rights: World | Author Location: Hull ISBN: 978-1-84243-866-4 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84243-867-1 £5.81
TIMELESS ADVENTURES HOW DOCTOR WHO CONQUERED TV REVISED AND UPDATED 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
BRIAN J. ROBB This critical history of Doctor Who covers the 50 years of the series, from the creation of the show to its triumphant return as Britain’s #1 TV drama. Opening with an in-depth account of the creation of the series within the BBC of the early 1960s, each decade of the show is tackled through a unique political and pop cultural historical viewpoint, exploring the links between contemporary Britain and the stories Doctor Who told, and how such links kept the show popular with a mass television audience. This new edition also analyses the new series to reveal what has made it so popular and is published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first episode on November 23, 1963.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 304pp Rights: World | Author Location: Middlesex ISBN: 978-1-84344-156-4 £12.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-157-1 £8.14
THE FILMS OF PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIO JAMES CLARKE The Films of Pixar Animation Studio offers the reader and animation enthusiast a one-stop handbook to the studio’s work, discussing each film in great detail. The book also makes connections between the studio’s aesthetic and the wider realm of animation history, the blockbuster movie and the enduring examples of folk tales. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp + 8pp colour images Rights: World | Author Location: Sussex ISBN: 978-1-84243-937-1 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-938-8 £13.97
WRITING & SELLING THRILLER SCREENPLAYS LUCY V. HAY The lowdown not only on getting your thriller feature script on the page, but getting it in front of producers and investors. From premise to resolution, Lucy V. Hay guides you through the craft of thriller writing. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 224pp Rights: World | Author Location: Devon ISBN: 978-1-84243-971-5 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-972-2 £13.97
WRITING & SELLING CRIME FILM SCREENPLAYS KAREN LEE STREET Aimed at screenwriters, producers, development executives, and educators interested in the crime genre, this book provides an invaluable basis for crafting a film story that considers both audience and market expectations without compromising originality. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2013 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 256pp Rights: World | Author Location: Newcastle, Australia ISBN: 978-1-84243-974-6 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-975-3 £13.97
ANIME COLIN ODELL & MICHELLE LE BLANC Anime offers a wide ranging introduction to the field and considers anime style and genres, its market and importance in Japanese culture, and its perception in the West.
AVAILABLE NOW B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp + 8pp colour images Rights: World | Author Location: Coventry ISBN: 978-1-84243-586-1 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84243-588-5 £13.97
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