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Contents: New Fiction & Crime Fiction...... pg. 2-12 Graphic Novels.......................... pg. 13-20 Children’s & Young Adult........... pg. 20-24 Non-Fiction Titles....................... pg. 24-35

EDITOR’S LETTER Hello and welcome to the Turnaround February Buyers Notes! Please do nosy on in and enjoy perusing the wealth of titles we have available this month. Though we do think that the titles picked out below may be of particular interest, it was, as always, a tough choice, so make sure to avail yourself of all that we have available! For a bonus feature on Rookie magazine, turn to p20 and for a bonus bonus feature on #FerranteFever, turn to p37.

Fiction pick of the month: Mort(e) by Robert Repino, published by Soho (see p8) After the War With No Name, a cat assassin searches for his lost love in this strange, moving fantasy epic. Ideal for all the post-apolcalyptic dystopian loving/cat-loving people in your life. (We’ve found that this demographic is actually rather larger than you might think it to be).

Graphic Novel pick of the month: The Louvre Collection: Cruising through the Louvre by David Prudhomme, published by NBM (see p15) This unique collaboration between NBM and the Louvre gas great crossover gift potential for art fans and Francophiles alike.

Children’s pick of the month: That’s Not Bunny! By Chris & Jack Barton, published by Disney Hyperion (see p19) Like all of the best children’s picture books, this title works on more than one level. Aimed at Key Stage 1 readers, in fun and scribbly illustrations it boisterously tells the story of a hawk hunting for its dinner. Meanwhile, subtle considerations of what makes a hawk a hawk – and why we all worry so much about how we look to others – provide enough of a hook to interest parent buyers.

Non-Fiction pick of the month: How to be an Alien in England by Angela Kiss, published by September (see p33) Fans of Kate Fox’s Watching the English (Hodder, 2005) will delight in this close to the bone ribbing of the English national character. After all, what could be more English then laughing at yourself?

Don’t Miss – Available Now! The Underground by Hamid Ismailov This dizzying tour of the Soviet capital – on the surface and beneath – before its colossal fall makes for delightfully eerie tube reading. 9781632060440 282pp – p/b – £10.99 Published 24th September by Restless Books







A Novel Ellis, Garfield

Everton Dorril, a rising star at a Jamaican beverage company, immediately fears the worst when his stepmother calls to tell him his father is missing. An ‘outside’ child born to a mistress, Everton deeply resents his father and hates the idea of jeopardising his career to find him, but feels he has no other choice. Everton reluctantly joins the quest. Fearing this is his last chance to find out more about the father who had no time for him when he was growing up, Everton sets out on an adventurous quest across Jamaica, hoping to make up lost time.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Ellis has won the Una Marson Prize for Adult Literature for two of his books. • His work has appeared in several international journals, including Callaloo, Calabash, The Caribbean Writer and more. • Full of stunning descriptions of the Jamaican scenery. ISBN 13: 9781617753732, 320pp p/b, £11.99 Published by AKASHIC Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



A Novel Baraka, Amiri & Gates Jr, Henry Louis

The System Of Dante’s Hell, originally published in 1965, is a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, structured on the themes of Dante’s Inferno: violence, incompetance, fraud and treachery. With a poet’s skill Baraka creates the atmosphere of hell, and with dramatic power he reconstructs the brutality of the black slums of Newark, a small Southern town and New York City. The episodes contained within the novel represent both states of mind and states of the soul. The resultant work is lyrical, fragmentary and elusive. KEY SELLING POINTS • This classic novel reconstructs the atmosphere of hell, applying it to black slums in 1960s America. • Touches on complex issues of politics, race and identity in a biting vernacular style. • Winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award. • A New York Times Editors’ Choice. ISBN 13: 9781617753961, 160pp p/b, £11.99 Published by AKASHIC Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



A Novel Ritchell, Ross

It’s hot and getting hotter this summer in Afghanipakiraqistan - the preferred name for the ambiguous stretch of the world where the U.S. Special Forces operate with little outside attention. Team Leader Dutch Shaw is missing his late grandmother, but there’s no time to mourn. After two helicopters in a sister squadron are shot down, Shaw and his team know that they’re going to be spun up and sent back in, deep into insurgent territory, where a mysterious new organization called Al Ayeelaa has been attracting high-value targets from across the region. KEY SELLING POINTS • A debut novel that examines the consequences of modern warfare. • Written by an ex-solider, making the story and characters powerfully authentic. • The hardback edition received widespread praise throughout the U.S. • An important contribution to the burgeoning literature about the West’s disastrous involvement in the Middle East. • A fast-paced page-turner that will appeal to readers of thrillers as well as military fiction enthusiasts. ISBN 13: 9780147517753, 272pp p/b, £11.99 Published by BLUE RIDER Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



She was known as ‘Lure 455’, the most famous prisoner in a ruthless theological republic. He was one of the colonels closest to the Supreme Commander. When they meet again years later, far from their home country, a strange and equivocal relationship develops between them. As their shared past of suffering and old romantic passions come rushing back, they are accompanied by the perverse logic of violence of the dictatorship that formed them both. KEY SELLING POINTS • Winner of the 2001 French Human Rights Prize. • An important author from a part of the world where female voices are routinely silenced. • Deals with themes similar to those tackled in best-seller Persepolis (Pantheon, 2000). ISBN 13: 9781609453060, 144pp p/b, £9.99 Published by EUROPA Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Baraka, Amiri

These 16 artful and nuanced stories fall into two parts: the first nine concern themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white America. The last seven stories endeavour to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully felt negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man in black America. Yet these tales are not social tracts, but absolutely masterful fiction - provocative, witty and, at times, bitter and aggressive. KEY SELLING POINTS • Classic short stories that deal with the realities of being a young black man in 1960s America. • Baraka was also known as LeRoi Jones, the Beat writer. • LeRoi Jones founded Totem Press in 1958. • Totem Press were the publisher who first published works by Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg. ISBN 13: 9781617753954, 150pp p/b, £11.99 Published by AKASHIC Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



Cunningham, Peter

Alex Smyth, a retired schoolteacher, lives on Lake Muskoka, Canada, with Kay, his wife. Alex has written a novel, Kay works as a psychologist. One day, in early spring, Alex receives a letter. From that moment, everything changes. Alex must return to Ireland, where his aged father still lives, to confront the memories of the childhood that he has suppressed for so long and that are now vital to uncovering the truth. KEY SELLING POINTS • Cunningham is currently on the longlist for the post of Laureate for Irish fiction. • Collaborators on this title include the likes of Maeve Binchy. • His novel The Sea and the Silence (GemmaMedia, 2010) was translated into French and awarded the Prix de l’Europe. • A psychological and literary thriller that asks unflinching questions of Ireland’s past and present. ISBN 13: 9781910742303, 160pp h/b, £13.99 Published by LIBERTIES Rep Territories: UK & Europe







Amelia has everything: two perfect children, a successful husband who loves her and a big house. So why does she wake up one morning with a distaste for her daughter and a strange attraction to James, a dad she sees in the playground at drop off? James has everything too: a happy marriage to fellow academic Alice and two young children. When his wife’s star begins to rise, James starts to look for a way to cure his sense that something vital is missing from his own life. As all of their lives overlap, the repercussions threaten to blow both families apart.

Frankie Washburn returns to his family’s rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier, headed for the darkened skies over Europe. But before the homecoming can be celebrated, the search for a German soldier escaped from the POW camp across the river explodes in a shocking act of violence, with consequences that will reverberate years into the future for all of them and that will shape how each of them makes sense of their lives.

Baron, Adam

KEY SELLING POINTS • Endorsement forthcoming from British-Pakistani playwright Hanif Kureishi (OBE). • Will appeal to fans of contemporary authors such as Nick Hornby, David Nicholls, Zoe Heller and Alison Pearson. • Author is UK based and a string of events and festival appearances are planned to accompany publication. • Thoughtfully explores contemporary gender politics. ISBN 13: 9781908434906, 352pp p/b, £8.99 Published by MYRIAD Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Bohman, Therese & Delargy, Marlaine

A Novel Treuer, David

KEY SELLING POINTS • A captivating historical novel with a cast of deeply original and beautifully realized characters. • Features relevant themes such as race, class, sexuality and violence. • Perfect for book groups and discussions. • For readers of high-quality, contemporary fiction. ISBN 13: 9781594634079, 272pp p/b, £11.99 Published by RIVERHEAD Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



A Novel Romano-Lax, Andromeda

KEY SELLING POINTS • Shortlisted for Magazine Vi’s Literature Prize, Swedish Radio’s Literature Prize & Nordic Council Literature Prize. • One of Sweden’s most successful literary novels of 2014. • Sheds light on the realities of life as a woman in Scandinavia. • Reveals ways in which Scandinavian societies aren’t as egalitarian and progressive as they seem. ISBN 13: 9781590517437, 208pp p/b, £11.99 Published by OTHER PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

A novel of passion and ambition based on the life of one of the most controversial scientists - and mothers - of the 20th century. Rosalie Rayner and her husband John Watson conducted experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviourist principles of nurture over nature. With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a fictional biography of Rosalie, a woman whose lab work is now widely repudiated but who in her time was at the cutting edge of parenting psychology. Both moving and horrifying, Behave is a thought-provoking and compelling novel about the meaning of motherhood. KEY SELLING POINTS • A haunting work of historical fiction set in the roaring twenties. • Includes themes of scientific integrity, fidelity and motherhood. • Told from the perspective of the wife of the pioneer of behaviorist psychology, focusing on her dreams and hopes. • Andromeda’s previous novels are critically acclaimed, praised for their atmospheric prose and historical accuracy. • Andromeda is a well-connected and well-travelled teacher, blogger, book coach and contributor to The Huffington Post. ISBN 13: 9781616956530, 400pp h/b, £19.99 Published by SOHO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Carl Malmberg, an older married man who works as a doctor at the hospital, stands out. Our protagonist enters into a passionate affair with him, though struggles with the knowledge that he may never be hers. At the same time, she finds her life further complicated as she wonders whether Dr Malmberg’s sexual interest in her might be centred around the lopsided power dynamic between them, and whether a mysterious girl named Alex might be in love with her. Therese Bohman’s The Other Woman is a passionate psychological drama with questions of power and sexuality.


The world Jacob McNeely lives in is crueller than most. His father runs a methodically organised meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. But when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. The propulsive story of a young man seeking redemption from life amongst the meth labs of North Carolina.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A savage yet beautiful debut about a young man seeking redemption from life amongst the meth labs of North Carolina • David Joy’s lyrical and propulsive prose could rank him alongside the best America authors writing today. • The country-noir setting and meth-focused storyline will appeal to fans of Breaking Bad (AMC). • Will also appeal to fans of Winter’s Bone, David Woodrell’s novel that was adapted for a film with Jennifer Lawrence. ISBN 13: 9780425279793, 272pp p/b, £11.99 Published by PUTNAM Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

COMING RAIN Daisley, Stephen

At only 11 years of age Lew was given an apprenticeship to hard-man shearer Painter Hayes. The beginning of his new life meant one less mouth for his abandoned mother to feed, but it also meant he would never see her again. But Lew’s a grown man now. And with this latest job, shearing for John Drysdale and his daughter Clara, everything will change. In lucid, rippling prose Stephen Daisley speaks of how things work, and why; of the profound satisfaction in hard work done with care; of love and friendship and the damange that both contain.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A wonderfully evocative new novel from the award-winning author of Traitor (Text, 2011). • An examination of masculinity and the complexity of male friendship, set in the 1950s. • Both brutal and poignant, this is an unforgettable novel from one of the most exciting new writers in Australia. • Traitor won the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction in Australia. • For fans of Richard Flanagan, Alex Miller and Ernest Hemingway. ISBN 13: 9781922182029, 320pp p/b, £10.99 Published by TEXT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East





Born in 1905, Daisy Goodwill drifts through the chapters of childhood, marriage, widowhood, remarriage, motherhood and old age. Bewildered by her inability to understand her own role, Daisy attempts to find a way to tell her own story within a novel that is itself about the limitations of autobiography. KEY SELLING POINTS • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1995 and the Governor General’s Award 1993. • Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1993, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. • International bestseller published in 30 languages. • Sold hundred of thousands of copies in the UK over the last 20 years. • Publicity handled by PR Collective in London. ISBN 13: 9789462380813, pp p/b, £10.99 Published by WORLD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe (except Netherlands & Belgium), Middle & Far East

Fiction in Translation

DEATH IN SPRING Rodoreda, Merce

Lushly surreal, Rodoreda’s masterpiece is a mythological depiction of a city ruled by rituals, almost like Franco’s Spain. Death In Spring tells the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town - burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the town through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like and teenaged stepmother.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A surreal and powerful novel about a city ruled by strange rituals. • Echoes Franco’s Spain, from where Mercè Rodoreda fled during the Spanish Civil War. • Rodoreda has been hailed as “possibly the best Mediterranean woman author since Sappho” by US writer David H. Rosenthal. • Death in Spring is available in English for the first time in this edition from Open Letter. • For readers of literary fiction, fiction in translation and Spanish writers. ISBN 13: 9781940953281, 150pp p/b, £9.99 Published by OPEN LETTER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Fiction in Translation


In the 1800s, the Fox sisters conned everyone into believing they could talk to ghosts. In Rochester Knockings, French author Hubert Haddad brings their weird and fascinating story to life. The Fox sisters launched the Spiritualist Movement in the US, giving seances for hundreds of people. Then, it all fell apart, and the sisters were exposed as frauds. Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of the most infamous mediums and founders of one of the most popular religious movements of the past couple of centuries.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A brilliantly inventive novelisation of the lives of the Fox sisters, the most infamous mediums of all time. • In the 1800s the sisters conned people into believing they could communicate with the dead. • Although a piece of fiction, Rochester Knockings is rich in historical details. • Author Hubert Haddad is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed French-language writer. • Open Letter now bring his fiction to English-language audiences. ISBN 13: 9781940953205, 309pp p/b, £12.99 Published by OPEN LETTER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Fiction - Short Stories


Building upon the magic realist style established by Jan Carson in her popular debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties, 2014) Children’s Children is a collection of fifteen short stories which cast a darkly humorous and often acidic eye over life in post-conflict Northern Ireland. The stories in the collection are an eclectic selection of pieces which deal with the theme of legacy, the achievements, issues and problems this generation has inherited from the previous. KEY SELLING POINTS • Author heralded “a born storyteller” in The Guardian. • The follow up to the critically aclaimed debut Malcolm Orange Disappears (Liberties, 2014). • High profile author whose work has been adapted for both radio and TV. ISBN 13: 9781910742297, 224pp p/b, £9.99 Published by LIBERTIES Rep Territories: UK & Europe

Fiction in Translation


Olafsson, Bragi

A hilarious work of Icelandic fiction about a man trapped under his own bed while his arch-nemesis throws a party. Darkly funny and oddly charming, The Pets is the first novel by former member of Bjork’s first band The Sugarcubes Bragi Olafsson to be translated into English. Dark and hilarious, the breezy style of The Pets belies its depth and disguises a complexity that increases with each page. KEY SELLING POINTS • A dark and hilarious English debut from a popular Icelandic author. • Tells the tale of a man trapped under his bed while his arch-enemy parties in his apartment. • Has garnered a lot of praise in the US from the Los Angeles Times and Kirkus Reviews, amongst others. • Author Bragi Olafsson is the author of several books of poetry, five novels and the founder of Bad Taste publishers. • He was a member of The Sugarcubes, Björk’s first band. ISBN 13: 9781940953298, 157pp p/b, £8.99 Published by OPEN LETTER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Fiction - Short Stories


Jowett, Mark & Lechner, Matthias (illus.)

These nine provocative and evocative tales by Mark Jowett all take place in the subways of three major cities: Paris, London and New York. Each story also includes the theme of music and an almost criminal act. Including full-colour artwork by acclaimed animator Matthias Lechner, Tubers is the perfect book to read on tube and bus rides. KEY SELLING POINTS • Provocative fiction set on the subway systems in London, Paris and New York. • Short stories and beautiful illustration make this the perfect title to flip through on the tube. • Mark Jowett is a founding partner in the Nettwerk Music Group and plays guitar in indie band Cinderpop. • This makes this book and its accompanying CD a must-hear for his fans and fans of indie music. ISBN 13: 9781772290035, 168pp p/b, £11.99 Published by SIMPLY READ Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



Fiction - Classic Literature


Daniel Defoe’s classic novel is the vividly realistic account of a solitary castaway’s triumph over nature and of the fears, self-doubt and loneliness that are parts of human nature. For almost three centuries, Robinson Crusoe has remained one of the best known and most read tales in modern literature, a popularity owing as much to the enduring freshness and immediacy of its style as to its widely acknowledged status as the very first English novel. KEY SELLING POINTS • The classic castaway story about one man’s eventual triumph over nature. • Widely considered to be the first English novel. • A cheap, affordable Signet Classic edition; perfect for students and general readers alike. • With an introduction by award-winning author and travel-writer Paul Theroux. ISBN 13: 9780451530776, 336pp p/b, £4.99 Published by SIGNET CLASSICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

ARSENIC AND OLD BOOKS A Cat in the Stacks Mystery James, Miranda

Lucinda Beckwith Long, the mayor of Athena, has donated a set of Civil War-era diaries to the archives of Athena College. The books were recently discovered among the personal effects of an ancestor of Mrs. Long’s husband. The mayor would like wonder-librarian Charlie to preserve them as a part of the Long family legacy. This is no ordinary archiving project though, as what Charlie discovers could seriously impact both the upcoming mayoral election and her own livelihood. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest book in a cosy crime series featuring librarian Charlie Harris and her pet cat Diesel. • This is one of the few cosy crime series that has moved to hardcover (No Cats Allowed, also available). • Cosy crime is becoming an ever more popular genre with UK readers. • This series in particular will greatly appeal to readers, as both cats and books are favourite interests for many. • A recent article about the cosy crime trend appeared in The Guardian. ISBN 13: 9780425277539, 320pp p/b, £6.99 Published by BERKLEY - US Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller


Fiction - Crime & Thriller


Thomas, Michael M.

What if a candidate who promised hope and change had agreed to staff his campaign with Wall Street insiders in exchange for very secret campaign cash? And what if those insiders then made sure that none of their own ever got caught when the financial crisis exploded? Fixers, by bestselling novelist and former Lehman Brothers partner Michael M. Thomas, is a shocking, wildly plausible thriller about the insider’s insider who brokers the deal - and changed American history forever. KEY SELLING POINTS • A former partner at Lehman Brothers, Thomas still has great sources on Wall Street who give him the inside story. • A political thriller whose details - and plausibility - will make a huge splash around the 2015 US elections. • Thomas has written some of the most acclaimed financial and political thrillers of our time. • This is his first novel in seven years and will come highly anticipated from readers of his previous work. • Expect extensive coverage, features, and profiles - and plenty of controversy. ISBN 13: 9781612194981, 400pp h/b, £19.99 Published by MELVILLE HOUSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller


Parker, Robert B. & Atkins, Ace

The iconic Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. When 17-year-old Dillon Yates set up a prank twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened. This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life. But Dillon’s mother is suspicious of the hard time kids are doing for minor infractions, and hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Robert B. Parker wrote over 60 books in 27 years and was among the top 10 bestselling authors in the world. • He won the prestigious Grand Master Edgar Award. • Ace Atkins is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist as well as an author. • Atkins was selected by the estate of Robert B. Parker in 2011 to continue his legacy. • Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series starring Tom Selleck is still showing on Channel 5. ISBN 13: 9781843447382, pp p/b, £7.99 Published by NO EXIT Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Tran, Vu

Vu Tran has written a thrilling and cinematic work of sophisticated suspense and haunting lyricism set in motion by characters who can neither trust each other nor themselves. Dragonfish is a remarkable debut, a noir page-turner. Robert’s ex-wife has disappeared and her new husband is blackmailing Robert into finding her for him. His search leads him to learn more about his exwife than he ever did in their marriage. As Robert starts illuminating the dark corners of her life, the legacy of her sins threatens to immolate them all. KEY SELLING POINTS • Outstanding debut novel published by Norton in the US where it received great praise. • For readers of Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kamel Daoud, Kate Atkinson, Ryan Gattis and Don Winslow. • Publishers Weekly: “A most enjoyable mystery, from its distinct, dazzling premise all the way to its conclusion.” ISBN 13: 9781843448266, 320pp p/b, £8.99 Published by NO EXIT Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller

LIGHTS OUT Starr, Jason

Ryan and Jake were the two Major League-bound rivals on their high school baseball team. Until Ryan hurt his pitching arm and landed a $10 dollar an hour life as a house painter. Lucky Jake made it all the way, and he and his $10 million signing bonus are heading back for a homecoming weekend. But he’s got a nasty surprise in store: Ryan is involved in an intense, addictive relationship with Jake’s fiancé Christina, who now faces a choice between love in a Brooklyn tenement or a heartless marriage on Easy Street. Lights Out is vintage Jason Starr, razor sharp crime writing.

KEY SELLING POINTS • For fans of domestic psychological thrillers such as Gone Girl (W&N, 2014) and Apple Tree Yard (Faber & Faber, 2014). • Starr’s Cold Caller was chosen as one of the top 50 crime novels in Germany. • His titles Tough Luck (No Exit, 2004) and Two Time Anthony Award Winner both won the Barry Award. • Starr’s work has been published in over a dozen languages. • Lights Out and four of his previous novels have been optioned for film and TV. ISBN 13: 9781843447016, pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NO EXIT Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Fiction - Crime & Thriller

SKIN PALACE, THE O’Connell, Jack

Jack O’Connell’s The Skin Palace is a harrowing and ecstatic descent into a breathtaking netherworld aswirl with the real, the imagined and the absolutely unforgettable. Amid the post-industrial decay of Quinsigamond glitters a fabulous jewel - Herzog’s Erotic Palace - America’s most lavish porn theatre and a gangland laundry for semi-sour cash. But most of all, Herzog’s is the place where dreamers meet and seductive nightmares find their dazzling realisation. KEY SELLING POINTS • Part classic noir thriller, part mind-bending fantasy, this is a darkly electrifying read - cyberpunk Dashiell Hammett. • For fans of James Ellroy and David Lynch. • Jack O’Connell won the Mysterious Press Best First Novel Award. • O’Connell also won Le Prix Mystere de la Critique and Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire. • Full backlist will be reprinted with eye catching new covers. ISBN 13: 9781843446514, 464pp p/b, £12.99 Published by NO EXIT Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller


Fiction - Scifi & Fantasy


Repino, Robert

After the War With No Name, a cat assassin searches for his lost love in this strange, moving fantasy epic. The colony of ants have risen up to set about creating a human-free Utopia on Earth. Former housecat turned war hero, Mort€ is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation friend - a dog named Sheba. Robert Repino’s genre-busting post-apocalyptic first novel is like Animal Farm written by Cormac McCarthy.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A genre-busting post-apocalyptic first novel. • A page-turning adventure channelling Animal Farm as if imagined by Cormac McCarthy. • Hardcover edition was an Amazon Best Book of January 2015. • Repino is an editor at Oxford University Press and teaches at Gotham Writers Workshop. • Repino has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. ISBN 13: 9781616956219, pp p/b, £10.99 Published by SOHO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Chang, Henry

Detective Jack Yu grew up in Chinatown. Some of his friends are criminals now; some are dead. Jack has just been transferred to his old neighbourhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white. Unlike the others, confused by the residents who speak another language even when they’re speaking English, Jack knows what’s going on. This debut mystery from Henry Chang powerfully conveys the sights, sounds and smells of Chinatown, as well as the attitudes of its inhabitants. KEY SELLING POINTS • Henry Chang’s gritty, atmospheric debut was greeted by powerhouse praise from national review venues. • Follows the paperback release of Death Money (Soho Press, 2014), the latest in the Detective Jack Yu series. • Chang, who still resides in NYC’s Chinatown, is a familiar face at crime fiction conferences and neighbourhood events. ISBN 13: 9781616957179, pp p/b, £7.99 Published by SOHO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Crime & Thriller


Being a Jane Austen Mystery Barron, Stephanie

On a visit to her ailing brother in London, Jane Austen crosses paths with the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who invites her to tour the Prince’s fabulous home. Clarke is a fan of Jane’s books, and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel - Emma - to HRH, whom she despises. However, before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body sprawled on the carpet in the Regent’s library. He utters a single failing phrase: ‘Waterloo map’. Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning. KEY SELLING POINTS • Barron’s Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Soho, 2014, also available) sold through three printings. • Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas was a LibraryReads Top 10 Pick for 2014. • Stephanie Barron is a prolific writer whose specialities include historical, detective and spy fiction. • Barron is a former CIA agent. • Barron is very well connected and highly regarded in Janeite communities. ISBN 13: 9781616954253, 320pp h/b, £18.99 Published by SOHO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Scifi & Fantasy

MAGIC SHIFTS Andrews, Ilona

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate - former Beast Lord Curran Lennart - are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters. So when the Pack offers him its stake in the Mercenary Guild, Curran seizes the opportunity - too bad the Guild wants nothing to do with him and Kate. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest in a bestselling urban fantasy series. • Features a strong-willed female mercenary who provides plenty of kick-ass action. • The Kate Daniels series (Ace) has become a real fan-favourite for its edginess and grit. • For fans of urban fantasy as well as paranormal romance. ISBN 13: 9780425270684, 384pp p/b, £6.99 Published by ACE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Scifi & Fantasy

BENGAL’S QUEST A Novel of the Breeds Leigh, Lora

He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities – the last one being Gideon. Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest book in Lora Leigh’s bestselling Breeds series (Berkley). • The Breeds series is a mixture of paranormal romance and erotica. • Lora Leigh is a New York Times bestselling author and has a huge fanbase both in the US and UK. • Her Breeds Twitter page has over 2000 followers. • Many other Lora Leigh titles are also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9780515153996, 304pp p/b, £6.99 Published by BERKLEY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Fiction - Scifi & Fantasy

VISION IN SILVER A Novel of the Others Bishop, Anne

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood-prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before - both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shapeshifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood-prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. KEY SELLING POINTS • The third novel in a beautifully crafted fantasy series. • Set in an alternative North America populated with fantastic creatures from vampires to werewolves to psychics. • Author Anne Bishop is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Jewels trilogy (Roc). • She is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award. • For readers of clever, well-written fantasy series. ISBN 13: 9780451465740, 480pp p/b, £6.99 Published by ROC Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fiction - Black Interest


In the aftermath of a bloody spree of revenge, Lynise Washington agrees to leave Virginia with her new man, Bishop - a hot, money-making gangster. Lynise knows she’s not Bishop’s main woman, but she’s cool with that. She believes he’s the only one who can help her make things right. So she’s happy to let him give her a nice set-up in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Too bad his number one, Keisha, isn’t the sharing type. KEY SELLING POINTS • Kiki Swinson’s The Candy Shop (Dafina, 2010, also available) was an Essence bestseller. • A number of Swinson’s other titles are also available from Turnaround. • Swinson is influential within the urban literature scene. • She is known for her intensly gritty descriptions of life on the streets of the roughest neighbourhoods in the US. ISBN 13: 9781496700728, 368pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Mya Bedford’s hopes for a normal life, free from the hustle, seem more distant than ever when her best friend’s fiancé is shot, Mya’s husband is thrown back into the game, and a ruthless new crew hits the streets of Detroit. There’s one bright spot, though: Mya’s father, Lester, has suddenly been released from prison. It seem like love is even blossoming again between Mya’s parents. Mya can’t undo the past, but she can do her best to help her dad get his future back on track. KEY SELLING POINTS • Saundra writes in the gritty, action-packed vein of Kiki Swinson, Wahida Clark and Ashley & JaQuavis. • Saundra is active on social media, with over 1700 followers on Twitter. • The first in the series, Her Sweetest Revenge (Dafina, 2015) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781617739859, 320pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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HOLY MAYHEM G’Orge-Walker, Pat

They’ve been laid off, they’re broke, and their faith is really being tried. Nonetheless dedicated Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church members Patience Kash and Joy Karry figure now is the perfect time to pursue their other true calling - becoming private detectives. If that means putting up with their cousin Porky’s delusions while hilariously interfering with their famous detective godson Percy’s investigations, well it’s still a heavensent opportunity. KEY SELLING POINTS • Like ReShonda Tate Billingsley, G’Orge-Walker writes provocative stories about flawed characters. • Holy Mayhem is the winner of the BWA (Black Writer Alliance) Golden Pen Award. • It also won the 2013 African American Literary Awards Show for Best Comedy. ISBN 13: 9780758259691, 320pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Diamond, De’nesha

If the King Divas can’t reign, no one will: one merciless kill vaults good-girl-gone-bad Ta’Shara into gangland’s power elite - but an enemy she doesn’t see is targeting everything she can’t afford to lose. KEY SELLING POINTS • Diamond stands out in the urban lit market for well-crafted, dramatic stories with large casts of compelling characters. • Her strong, imaginative storytelling will appeal to fans of Teri Woods, Nikki Turner and Kiki Swinson. • Diamond has had immense success with her Desperate Hoodwives series (Touchstone/Fireside). • As such, she already has an established fan base. ISBN 13: 9780758292575, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Douglas Carter never expected the summer job he took at the post office ten years ago to become his career. Now, though, at 28, he has zero regrets. He’s happy to have a regular salary, good friends and a sweet plan for retiring early. If only his cute but oh-so-uptight new co-worker felt as content as he does. Janice Baker only works at the post office out of necessity. Her real dream is to become a singer. To help her get there, she resolves to date only men of means and ambition. Unfortunate then, that she finds herself so attracted to Douglas… KEY SELLING POINTS • Zuri Day’s plays on everyday sexual fantasies will spice up any readers daily life. • Day’s Love on the Run (Dafina, 2012, also available) received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. • Her What Love Tastes Like (Dafina, 2010, also available) was nominated for a RT Book Reviews Award. • Driving Heat (Dafina, 2015, also available) was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romance. ISBN 13: 9781617734274, 384pp p/b, £5.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



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PASTOR’S HUSBAND, THE Warren, Tiffany L.

Felicia Caldwell has a great job, a healthy bank account and stunning good looks, but she longs for a husband and family to go along with it. So when charismatic superstar pastor Nya Hempstead declares that partnership is on its way, Felicia is elated - until her life becomes filled with more curses than blessings. Five years later, someone has to pay - and that someone is Nya. KEY SELLING POINTS • Tiffany L. Warren won the 2013 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Multicultural Novel. • The winning title, Don’t Tell A Soul (Urban, 2013) is also available from Turnaround. • Warren is an Essence bestselling author. ISBN 13: 9781617732027, 320pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DAFINA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Hampton, Brenda

When it comes to a real friendship, Kayla, Evelyn and Trina have one last opportunity to get it right. If only for a short period, they appear to be on the same path and willing to put their chaotic past behind them. Evelyn’s near-death experience has everyone embracing her, even Kayla’s ex-husband, Cedric, who uses his wealth and power to get whatever his heart desires. KEY SELLING POINTS • Readers will love to hate this trio of backstabbing ‘friends’ in a tale of sex, love and heartache. • Brenda Hampton has received numerous awards for her fiction, including Favourite Fiction Writer in Upscale Magazine. • Both of Brenda’s most popular series, Naughty and Full Figured, are available from Turnaround (Urban Books). ISBN 13: 9781622869626, 288pp p/b, £10.99 Published by URBAN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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CATER TO YOU Ray, Shamara

From the bestselling author of the ‘sexy kitchen romance’ (Publishers Weekly) Recipe for Love. Riley Ryan is an up-and-coming personal chef hired to cater a retirement party for Louis and Miriam Carlyle. The Carlyles are so impressed with her skills that they hire Riley to be their chef on a regular basis. When the Carlyle’s four sons begin to vie for her attention, Riley has to figure out how to keep the heat contained in the kitchen. Can she figure out a way to cater to the Carlyles without jeopardising her business, while quenching her own personal needs and desires? KEY SELLING POINTS • A steamy romance featuring a side of culinary delight. • Presented by bestselling author Zane, who is known for her erotic novels such as The Sex Chronicles (S&S). • Ray’s website can be found at • She is also active on Twitter and Facebook. ISBN 13: 9781593095888, 320pp p/b, £11.99 Published by STREBOR Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Life is supposed to be easy and carefree when you are young, but if you live in Washington D.C., that’s not always the case. Flashing back to the 1990s, readers enter the lives of four black men looking to gain money, power and respect. These four come from different walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are trying to make fast money in the harsh inner city. However, when the money comes too easily there’s usually a price attached... KEY SELLING POINTS • Tyree’s first novel, Flyy Girl (Mars Productions), will be released as a feature film by Lion’s Gate in 2016. • Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author. • He is also the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner in the Body of Work in Urban Fiction category. • Tyree has been recognised as one of the most renowned contemporary writers in America. ISBN 13: 9781622869671, 304pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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BANKS SISTERS 2, THE Turner, Nikki

Meet the Banks sisters - Simone, Bunny and Tallhya. They can’t stand each other, but they still managed to band together to save their grandmother’s house, as well as save Bunny’s life. Things can’t go back to normal for them, though, because the money that they stole to pay off those debts is gone. The robbers have become the victims, and the person who robbed them is someone who is supposed to love them - their mother. Now the sisters have only one thing on their minds: finding their mother and getting their money back. KEY SELLING POINTS • Nikki Turner is a New York Times bestselling author. • Her title Black Widow (One World, 2008) was a #1 Essence bestseller. • The first in the Banks Sisters series is also available from Turnaround. • Dealing with a family member’s cancer scare is sadly a relatable theme for many. ISBN 13: 9781622869572, 288pp p/b, £10.99 Published by URBAN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Ke’yoko and Ka’yah are identical twins with two totally different personalities. As young girls they formed a bond that could not be broken. It isn’t until they become grown women that their loyalty is tested by secrets, deception and lies. Growing up with a strict, controlling father, Ke’yoko’s only goal is to get as far away from them as possible, even if it means leaving Ka’yah behind. Being rescued by Ja’Rel is like a dream come true. Ke’yoko thinks her world with Ja’Rel is perfect, until she starts unravelling the truth behind it that is.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Carl Weber is a hugely respected name in the urban literature genre. • Recommendations from him ensure this title will grab reader’s attention. • This is a deeply layered, action-packed novel that will keep readers on their toes. • Good battles evil in the personalities of these contrasting twins. ISBN 13: 9781622869589, 288pp p/b, £10.99 Published by URBAN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

MONTHLY CATALOGUE - February 2016 Fiction - Black Interest

SUNSHINE & RAIN Triple Crown Collection Desiree, Dawn

With their families torn apart by the vicious life of the streets, Sunshine and Rain find each other living with the same foster mother, who has a secret life of her own. With Rain’s stern heart of steel and Sunshine’s innocent heart of gold, they try to cope with traumatic, unforeseen circumstances that come their way. Watch as Sunshine and Rain deal with death, betrayal, love and sweet temptation. Can their newfound friendship survive all the madness? KEY SELLING POINTS • Dawn Desiree makes an exciting debut with Urban Books. • This title tells a classic tale of opposites in a gritty contemporary setting. • Every reader will be able to see themselves in the contrasting characteristics of either Sunshine or Rain. • Part of Urban Books’ Triple Crown Collection series. ISBN 13: 9781622869909, 304pp p/b, £5.99 Published by URBAN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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PASSION’S SONG Rochon, Farrah

April Knight has realised her dream of becoming a celebrated cellist. Now, she’s returned to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to encourage the youth there. Years ago, Damien Alexander urged April to follow her ambitions. Now he has the opportunity to revitalise his old neighbourhood and he needs April’s grace and charm to woo investors. Will they be able to help their community as well as learning to deal with their own, mounting feelings for eachother. KEY SELLING POINTS • Farrah Rochon is a USA Today bestseller. • She is also the author of Stay With Me Forever (Kimani, 2015). • This title is also available to order from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9780373864379, 224pp p/b, £5.99 Published by KIMANI Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Friends who flirt - that’s what attorney Farrah Blake and security expert Robert Gold call eachother. Despite this, Farrah has no real intention of acting on her attraction. Until a business trip to Sin City turns into a wild weekend that leaves her with a wedding ring, that is! KEY SELLING POINTS • Part of Kimani’s The Blake Sisters series. • The follow up to Protecting the Heiress (Kimani, 2015). • Since Britney Spears’ 2005 Vegas Wedding, UK interest in Vegas weddings has been high,

ISBN 13: 9780373864409, 224pp p/b, £5.99 Published by KIMANI Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


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A possible career-ending injury has Miami-based baseball player Carlos Bradley retreating from the world. He’s hired a designer to restore his secluded tropical mansion, and the designer, Virginia Andersen, can’t believe her new employer is a baseball legend. When he insists she move in during the renovations, Virginia soon finds herself sharing his bed. Is she ready to overcome her doubts to fight for a future with the man of her dreams? KEY SELLING POINTS • Title is author’s Kimani Romance debut. • Contains lush descriptions of the Miami scenery. • The perfect title to use as an in to fantasising about your summer holidays. ISBN 13: 9780373864386, 224pp p/b, £5.99 Published by KIMANI Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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UNTAMED LOVE Evans, Lindsay

A winning bid at an auction gets Mella Davis more than just complimentary services from landscape architect Victor Raphael. It sparks an instantaneous attraction to the brooding bachelor that takes her by surprise. Ever since love burned him in the past, nothing has cracked Victor’s calm control. Opposites attract, sure, but is attraction enough to allow two totally different people to overcome their differences.and sow the seeds of a thrilling and lasting love? KEY SELLING POINTS • Evans is the author of Affair of Pleasure (Kimani, 2015) which is also available to order from Turnaround. • The ‘opposites attract’ versus ‘don’t date someone who wouldn’t be your friend’ debate is always ongoing. • Kimani Romance is a well-recognised brand, beloved by romance readers everywhere. ISBN 13: 9780373864393, 224pp p/b, £5.99 Published by KIMANI Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


DARKENING TRAPEZE, THE Last Poems Levis, Larry & St. John, David

The Darkening Trapeze collects the last poems by Larry Levis, written during the extraordinary blaze of his final years when his poetry expanded into the ambitious operatic masterpieces he is known for. Edited and with an afterword by Shakespeare Library award winner David St. John and published 20 years after Levis’ death, this collection contains major unpublished works. These include final elegies, brief lyrics and a coda believed to be the last poem Levis wrote ever.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Published on the 20th anniversary of the death of this great poet. • Levis has a devoted cult following. • The first publication of poems written in the last five years of his life. • Levis’ champions include the late Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine (who was his teacher). • A flood of articles and tributes is expected to accompany the publication of this title. ISBN 13: 9781555977276, 112pp p/b, £11.99 Published by GRAYWOLF Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East





Raffel, Burton (trans)

Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable - reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf’s anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel. KEY SELLING POINTS • The ultimate epic poem about heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. • The story is still widely loved and much-copied today; Game of Thrones (HBO) uses many elements of Beowulf’s storyline. • An accessible and all-engrossing translation, perfect for students and general readers alike. • Now available in this attractive, affordable Signet Classic edition. ISBN 13: 9780451530967, 176pp p/b, £4.99 Published by SIGNET CLASSICS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


A selection of Archie Comics from the past 70 years which have yet to be reproduced in any form! This fun full-colour collection of more of Archie’s all-time favourite stories, lovingly hand-selected and introduced by Archie creators, editors and historians from 200,000 pages of material, is a must-have for any Archie fan and fans of comics in general, as well as a great introduction to the comics medium! Designed for young and old readers alike, Archie’s Favorite Comics: Return To The Vault includes a mix of classic long and short comic book stories. KEY SELLING POINTS • Great value Archie: 416 full colour pages for an affordable price. • Features many classic longer stories from the past 70 years that could not fit in the previous volumes. • Includes fun exclusive anecdotes and historical highlights for readers wanting to know more about Archie Comics. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comics franchises of all time. ISBN 13: 9781627388634, 416pp p/b, £7.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Archie Comics presents a new omnibus series, collecting some of Sonic’s most popular escapades from across his comics career. Sonic Comics Spectacular: Speed Of Sound collects 352 pages of hand-picked, favourite stories from the action-packed, character-rich universe of Sonic the Hedgehog in a high-quality, low cost format. Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t just the fastest running hero around - he’s the longest running too! From killer robots, to mad scientists, to evil wizards - Sonic’s overcome them all! KEY SELLING POINTS • Sonic the Hedgehog has sold over 70 million SEGA video games worldwide and remains a favourite with gamers. • This series collects the best of Sonic’s stories in high-quality graphic novel format. • As Archie’s bestselling book character, this title will be very popular with both adults and children. • Archie Comics is one of the most recognisable and longest running brands in comics history. ISBN 13: 9781627388641, 352pp p/b, £6.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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It’s Archie’s world, and we’re just living in it! By 1948, America’s favourite teenager headlined a radio program, a newspaper strip and three comic books Archie, Pep and Laugh. Dark Horse Comics and Archie Comics are back with over 200 pages of wild wackiness from all three series golden age! The gang’s all here: Archie’s pal Jughead, his old antagonist Reggie and his lovely girlfriends Betty and Veronica - and when these zany teens get together, the laughs just keep coming. Collecting every Archie appearance from Archie Comics 37-39, Pep Comics 73-75, and Laugh Comics 32-34. KEY SELLING POINTS • Over 200 pages of side-splitting high-jinks from the Archie vaults. • Classic strips containing a version of Archie that many fans will adore. • A valuable glimpse into teenage life in the ’50s. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comic franchises of all time. • Archie Comics have sold over 1.5 billion comics and 4 million app downloads worldwide. ISBN 13: 9781616557058, 232pp h/b, £45.00 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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A stand-alone comic, featuring an awesome female protagonist battling to become a Galactic Peacekeeper. Astrid was the Galactic Coalition’s top recruit until an incident on her final exam had her drummed out of the service. Now, down and out and looking for another shot at her dream, she receives a special mission from her former commander. Alongside her old classmate Ulf, Astrid will have to survive giant insects, brutal sects and the ancient evil of an uncharted volcanic moon to prove herself worthy.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A comedic sci-fi epic featuring feisty protagonist Astrid, a wannabe Galactic Peacekeeper. • Will appeal to fans of Firefly (Fox) and Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios). • Creator Kim W. Anderson is a popular Swedish comic book artist. • His romantic horror comic Love Hurts will be released by Dark Horse comics in November 2015. ISBN 13: 9781616556907, pp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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BUFFY: SEASON TEN VOLUME 4: OLD DEMONS Whedon, Joss, Levens, Megan & Gage, Christos N.

The official graphic continuation of the Buffy storyline, by Christos Gage, Megan Levens and Joss Whedon. Buffy needs backup. More backup. With an ultimate Big Bad, Archaeus, connected to so many from the Slayer’s past, she’s calling in reinforcements - and saying to hell with the awkward consequences: there is a job to be done. But as the Scoobies get closer to Archaeus, the extent of his power and his plans, and their connection to the new rules of magic, are revealed. And Angel returns!

KEY SELLING POINTS • The official continuation of the Buffy series in graphic novel form, produced by original creator Joss Whedon. • This series has been embraced by the show’s fans and hailed by comic reviewers. • The original Buffy series (Mutant Enemy) remains incredibly popular. • Written by Christos Gage, who has worked on the Angel & Faith series (Dark Horse) and has written for Marvel. ISBN 13: 9781616558024, pp p/b, £13.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



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Van Lente, Fred & Ching, Brian

Writer Fred Van Lente leads the way for the world’s most famous barbarian! Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands, thieves and ravagers hailing from all corners of the globe and led by a disgraced prince with pillaging on his mind. Conan enters into an uncertain alliance with this damned horde to steal a legendary treasure of immeasurable worth that leads him on a perilous journey! This exciting volume collects issues 7-12 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Avenger.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Continues the legend of Robert E. Howard’s epic creation. • Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films and a television series. • A new Conan the Barbarian movie will begin filming in 2015; Arnold Schwarzenegger is rumoured to be reprising the role. ISBN 13: 9781616557997, pp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Reissuing a madcap classic! Panic is on the attack! Reprinting the first six issues of the madcap classic in glorious re-mastered colour and collecting satires supreme from the splendid savvy of sirs Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Wally Wood, Bill Elder and Basil Wolverton! KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects the first six issues of the long out-of-print classic Panic. • Features the talents of Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Joe Orlando and Basil Wolverton. • EC are credited with the apparent dissolution of morals in the 1950s which led to the creation of the Comic Code. • Dark Horse continues its reprints of this iconic science fiction series. ISBN 13: 9781616558833, pp h/b, £35.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Take-no-prisoners trivia-offs, pill-fueled Twilight Zone marathons and fan interventions: here is the ultimate word on the ugly side of fandom. Collecting every Eltingville story from Dork, House of Fun and The Eltingville Club #1-2 comics, three of which have the Eisner award for Best Short Story. The Eltingville Club also features the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim pilot. Definitive, complete and unashamed, this is fandom at its fan-dumbest!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Complete collection of the Eltingville stories from an Eisner Award-winning comic artist. • Evan Dorkin won the Eisner Award for Best Writer / Artist: Humour in 2002. • An affectionate send-up of fan culture in the ‘comix’ style featuring plenty of knowing references and in-jokes. ISBN 13: 9781616554156, 144pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Collects The Goon trade paperback volumes 4-6 by Eric Powell, with colours by multi-Eisner winner Dave Stewart. In Volume 2, Lonely Street comes under all manner of threats both tragic and hilarious. A mysterious figure has entered the crime scene and is taking out the Goon’s business operations one by one - systematically intercepting shipments, murdering contacts and alienating friends. As Goon struggles to keep the city’s organised crime under his control, his mind is haunted by the memories of his darkest moments.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Collects The Goon Volumes 4-6. • Eric Powell has been nominated for a plethora of different Eisner awards, including Best Writer and Best Artist. • Powell is in talks with Dark Horse entertainment, Blur Animation and David Fincher about filming The Goon. • Will be coveted by the series’ cult following. ISBN 13: 9781616558437, pp h/b, £29.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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GROO: FRIENDS AND FOES VOLUME 2 Aragones, Sergio & Evanier, Mark

Groo the Wanderer, an unveiled parody of Conan, has been delighting fans since 1982. This volume collects issues 5-8 of the 2015 Groo series. In this volume of long-running silliness from the award-winning team of Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier (with Stan Sakai on letters and Tom Luth on colours), the Cheese Dip Eater crosses paths with the wise Sage, the beautiful swordswoman Chakaal, Weaver and Scribe and Groo’s own sister Grooella! Groo: Friends and Foes Volume 2 collects issues #5 - #8 of the greatest Groo series of 2015! KEY SELLING POINTS • Latest collection of sword-swinging adventures from one of the cartooning world’s most popular characters. • Sergio Aragones has won every award in the field including the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award. • Legendary MAD Magazine editor Al Feldstein said Aragones ‘could have drawn the whole magazine if we’d let him.’ • The entire Groo series is now available from Turnaround. • Features Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai on lettering. ISBN 13: 9781616558222, pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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The third and final volume of The Incredible Adventures of Dog Mendonca and Pizzaboy by Filipe Melo & Juan Cavia. Civil war brews in the secret realm of monsters, threatening to spill over into the human world! Dog Mendonca and PizzaBoy must get their strange band of adventurers together one final time! A world-weary werewolf, a six thousand-year-old demon trapped in the body of a little girl, a nervous gargoyle and a former pizza delivery boy take a stand against a seemingly endless horde of angry creatures, led by an evil genius from Dog’s past! KEY SELLING POINTS • A celebrated international team delivers a mash-up of humour, horror and endof-days drama! • A unique and memorable graphic novel; humour and horror mix with incredible results. • The final volume in the Dog Mendonca trilogy (Dark Horse) is bound to be pounced upon by the series’ battalion of fans. • Includes a bonus section with special ‘making of’ features. ISBN 13: 9781616558826, pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



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MIND MGMT VOL. 6 The Immortals Kindt, Matt

This new volume sees Matt Kindt tying everything together for an extraordinary climax to the MIND MGMT series. The loss of every friend, every lover, every memory, it’s all led to this - the ultimate showdown! Meru gathers her allies against the Eraser’s new MIND MGMT regime, but the final fight can’t be won with blades, bullets or bombs - this is a battle of minds! Collects the final issues of MIND MGMT, numbers 31-36. KEY SELLING POINTS • MIND MGMT has been optioned for the big screen by Ridley Scott. • Matt Kindt is a Harvey Award-winning writer and artist known for Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (DC Comics). • These final issues chronicle a thrilling battle of minds, as the Eraser’s world begins to crumble. ISBN 13: 9781616557980, pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Showcasing stories from Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian! In the mid-1970s, following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry’s best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine. Now, for the first time in over 30 years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E. Howard’s most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Dark Horse continues its acclaimed series of Savage Sword of Conan reprints. • Will feature over 500 pages of classic Conan stories. • Conan the Barbarian is an iconic pulp fiction character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. • As well as comics, Conan the Barbarian has starred in books and several films. ISBN 13: 9781616558703, pp p/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIME ALLEYS Cordurie, Sylvain & Nespolino, Alessandro

The second follow-up to Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London (Dark Horse, 2014) by Sylvain Cordurie & Nespolino Alessandro, reprinting a classic Sherlock mystery. It is the spring of 1876, and members England’s intellectual and scientific communities are disappearing without ransom or a trace. When the kidnappers target a brilliant young virtuoso violinist who also happens to be a close personal acquaintance of Sherlock Holmes - the great detective goes on the hunt. But the mastermind behind the abductions may prove too cunning even for Holmes! KEY SELLING POINTS • Sylvain Cordurie is a critically-acclaimed French comic book artist who has written many stories starring Holmes. • His Sherlock Holmes series is being reissued for an English audience by Dark Horse Comics. • Will appeal to fans of both Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft. • Interest in Sherlock Holmes remains high following the third series of the BBC’s adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch. ISBN 13: 9781616558260, pp h/b, £13.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


David Chelsea’s 24-Hour Comics Volume 2 Chelsea, David

In Sleepless and Other Stories, acclaimed graphic novelist David Chelsea offers up six strange 24hour comics in one deluxe hardcover volume. Strictly following rules devised by Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics (William Morrow, 2001), Chelsea delivers six inspired improvisations - each drawn in a single day! This collection of Chelsea’s work finds the creator stepping into his own surreal sequences, Snow Angel appearing in her first adventure, anthropomorphic romps, and the mystery of the Girl with the Keyhole Eyes! Enjoy Chelsea’s witty pun play and inventive scenarios. KEY SELLING POINTS • Six inspired and spontaneous cartoons by renowned artist David Chelsea. • Chelsea challenged himself to draw and complete entire stories in a single day. • Deluxe hardcover edition provides the perfect showcase for Chelsea’s work. ISBN 13: 9781616558840, pp h/b, £14.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


In 1997, almost six decades after the character’s first appearance in 1940, legendary artist and writer Will Eisner gave permission for a new series of stories to be commissioned featuring his signature creation, resurrected detective Denny Colt, also known as the Spirit, written and drawn by the most famous names in the comics industry. The call went out, and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with contributions from such creators as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (in one of their rare collaborations after Watchmen), Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick and Eddie Campbell. KEY SELLING POINTS • New edition of this classic collection of new adventures for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. • Features stories by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell, among others. • Also features a previously unpublished story from Gary Chaloner and new Eisner sketches. • A must for fans of Eisner and classic comics. • The Spirit is widely regarded as one of the most influential characters of all time. ISBN 13: 9781616559489, 200pp h/b, £18.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


B., David

Babel is the long-awaited, unofficial sequel of sorts to David B.’s award-winning masterpiece, Epileptic (Fantagraphics, 2002). A boy’s world is shattered by his brother’s epileptic seizures and his growing awareness of turmoil in warring countries. As in Epileptic, David B. focuses on his relationship with his ailing brother, but delves deeper into their fantasy life and obsession with history. The stunning two-colour artwork evokes an extraordinary range of influences, from the boldness of primitive art to the lyricism of Winsor McCay.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The long-awaited, unofficial sequel to David B.’s masterpiece, Epileptic (Fantagraphics, 2002). • Deals with illness like Nic Sheff’s Schizo (Philomel, 2014) and David Small’s Stitches (W. W. Norton, 2010). • International award-winning, Eisner-nominated author. ISBN 13: 9781606999097, 104pp h/b, £14.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

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Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades - musician, actress, fortune teller, dollmaker, Gen X/feminist icon and last but not least, cartoonist to the core - and has been bewitching readers for over 20 years with her neo-Victorian horror / humour / romance comic Meat Cake. The Meat Cake Bible collects every story from all 17 issues (1993-2008) - including Hungry Is the Heart, Darcy’s legendary collaboration with Alan Moore - as well as new stories from the unpublished 18th issue.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Includes Darcy’s legendary collaboration with Watchmen writer Alan Moore, Hungry Is the Heart. • New, unpublished material from the 18th issue. • Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades and has a media-ready personality. • Her neo-Victorian horror / humour / romance aesthetic has timeless appeal. ISBN 13: 9781606999103, 476pp h/b, £35.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Cotter, Joshua

A deep space transport has been developed to take a small crew to an earth-like, habitable planet in a nearby system in an attempt to begin colonisation. The internet is now telepathic and referred to as the ‘innernet’. When the innernet hub is revealed to be a human child, Melody McCabe is hired to develop the new nexus on the second International Space Station. Working within the structure of sci-fi, Nod Away moves back and forth between physical and psychological worlds, utilising traditional and abstract storytelling styles to explore

what consciousness could be. KEY SELLING POINTS • Classical 20th c. cartooning craft mixed with the imagination of a 21st c. technologymediated existentialist. • Uniquely combines Cotter’s humanistic, unpretentious, rural Midwestern streak. • Cotter was nominated for an Ignatz Award for his Skyscrapers of the Midwest (AdHouse Books, 2008). ISBN 13: 9781606999110, 240pp p/b, £17.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - General/Literary

OUTER LIMITS: THE STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES VOL. 6 Ditko, Steve & Bell, Blake (ed.)

Outer Limits collects sci-fi and horror comic stories from one of the architects of the Marvel Universe, Steve Ditko. Outer Limits features more than 200 meticulously restored, full-colour comics pages by Ditko in his early prime. Ditko rocketed into the vast outer reaches of the universe to craft tales that tapped into the fears and aspirations of a middle America coming to terms with the Cold War and the beginning of the space race with Soviet Russia.

KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest volume collecting the artwork of the legendary Steve Ditko. • Rare comics from before he shot to fame as a superstar at Marvel Comics. • Ditko is the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man with Stan Lee and had a major role in shaping many Marvel characters. • TV star Jonathan Ross is a huge Ditko fan, featuring the artist in his series Comics Britannia on BBC4. • First volume of the series has gone through three printings. ISBN 13: 9781606999165, 240pp h/b, £28.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Johns, Geoff; Grimmnger, Kris & Guice, Butch

Chaos ensues when a group of brash archaeology graduate students and a team of ruthless mercenaries are shipwrecked together on the legendary Mount Olympus. Trapped on the mountainous island, they soon discover it’s populated by the deadliest monsters known to Greek legend! Making a tenuous pact with the mercenaries, the students must combine their knowledge of mythology with the mercenaries’ combat skills as they fight for their lives. High-octane adventure by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger, with art by Butch Guice. KEY SELLING POINTS • Geoff Johns is DC Comics’ Chief Creative Officer and an award-winning writer (Green Lantern, Blackest Night, etc). • Johns has written TV episodes of Smallville, Green Arrow and Flash and is working on the Batman vs Superman movie. • Kris Grimminger co-wrote The Possessed (WildStorm) and Witchblade (Top Cow) with Geoff Johns. • Butch Guice has worked for every major US comic company and been shortlisted twice for Best Penciller/Inker Eisner. • Ideal for fans of mythology, action/adventure, survival movies and ‘sword and sandal’ epics like Troy or Hercules. ISBN 13: 9781594651373, 116pp p/b, £13.99 Published by HUMANOIDS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - Erotica

PRECINCT 69 Vol. 2 Jimenez, Carlos

The hot cops of Precinct 69 have some unusual methods of getting their crimes solved! Another set of action packed police stories that will raise more than your hair! From two chick cops getting down on an informer to get the latest on a suspect only to find out he’s been shot dead, to the rich dude who lays the woman cop who saved his life before going ballistic for her dirtying his $4000 couch, to the blonde girl cop making out with her black superior to avoid being reassigned to traffic but ending up in traffic anyway, hey, it’s all action with a punch line release! KEY SELLING POINTS • A sexy police story from the pioneers of Eurotica, (NBM). • The police in Precinct 69 have unusual and sexy methods for solving crime! • Combines an action-packed plot with hardcore sex scenes. ISBN 13: 9781561639991, 48pp p/b, £9.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So he decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it. For two hours, Prudhomme is witness to a strange, silent and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique collaboration between the publisher NBM and the Louvre. • A beautifully illustrated title that captures the essence of the world’s most important museum and its visitors. • This or any of the other series titles make a great and unusual gift for fans of the Louvre and French culture. • Previous title The Louvre: Glacial Period (NBM, 2014) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781561639908, 80pp h/b, £16.99 Published by NBM Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Graphic Novel - Manga

Graphic Novel - General/Literary


Wonder, suspense and action abound as acclaimed artist Drew Edward Johnson (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Star Wars) brings his first creator-owned project to Dark Horse with Midnight Society: The Black Lake. In one terrible moment, England’s greatest adventurers cast aside their friendship, making a choice that would come to haunt humanity. 40 years later, secret agent Matilda Finn is called to help England’s most mysterious intelligence group, MI: Omega, and is sent on desperate rescue operation to Scotland’s Loch Ness.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Acclaimed comics director Drew Edward Johnson presents his first creator-owned project for Dark Horse. • A thrilling combination of conspiracy theory and dynamic action. • Will appeal to fans of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series (Knockabout, also available). • Johnson is best known for his work on Wonder Woman (DC Comics). • He has also worked on projects for Hasbro and Disney. ISBN 13: 9781616558253, pp p/b, £10.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

GIGANTO MAXIA Miura, Kentaro

A new series from the extraordinary imagination that brought you Berserk (Dark Horse) - set in the ruins of a shattered Earth. 100 million years after the Great Destruction, life hangs on in the wastelands with human, demi-humans and massive creatures fighting for survival. With the Empire of Olympus using colossal beasts to crush their adversaries, only gladiator Delos, mystic Prome and the titan Gohra they become can hope to stem genocide and heal the beleaguered Earth. KEY SELLING POINTS • Kentaro Miura, the creator or Berserk (Dark Horse), presents a new sci-fi manga series. • Set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gigantic beasts, this will appeal to Attack on Titan (Kodansha) fans. • Berserk is one of the most loved and respected manga series and is hugely influential. ISBN 13: 9781616559472, pp p/b, £10.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Oreimo: Kuroneko is the highly-anticipated new series following on from the original light novel series, which inspired two hit anime seasons. Kirino seems far out of the way, studying in America. but is he really that far away from the thoughts of Kyousuke? That’s the problem on Kuroneko’s mind, who is glad to be by Kyousuke’s side, but fears she may only be a substitute. Meanwhile a new challenger appears when Kuroneko joins the Gaming Club: Sena Akagi, whose overactive imagination wishes to pair Kyousuke up with her brother! KEY SELLING POINTS • A new spin-off series from the creators of Oreimo (Dark Horse, series also available from Turnaround). • For fans of Missions of Love (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • Oreimo was adapted into an anime series which had two successful seasons in 2010 and 2013. ISBN 13: 9781616559373, pp p/b, £8.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

FAIRY TAIL 53 Mashima, Hiro

Fairy Tail takes place in a world filled with magic. 17-year-old Lucy is an attractive mage-in-training who wants to join a magician’s guild so that she can become a full-fledged magician. The guild she dreams about joining is the most famous in the world and it is known as the Fairy Tail. One day she meets Natsu, a boy raised by a Dragon who mysteriously left him when he was young. Natsu has devoted his life to finding his Dragon father. KEY SELLING POINTS • The latest volume of a New York Times bestseller and fan favourite series. • The anime series is currently running in Japan and is streaming in the UK on leading anime website Funimation. • Also available on DVD from leading anime distributor Manga Entertainment. ISBN 13: 9781632361264, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Welcome to the world of Genshiken, home of the true otaku - the Japanese term for ubergeek. This is the story of a group of friends who are all members of the most hardcore anime and manga club in Tokyo - and the boys and girls who love them. This sequel series to the original Genshiken introduces a wide range of female characters, updating the series to correspond to the ever- changing demographics of manga and anime fandom. KEY SELLING POINTS • An in depth and knowingly humorous look at Japanese manga and anime fandom. • This series was adapted into a popular anime series that was broadcast in 2004 and 2007. • The original series is currently being released in omnibus editions, which are also available from Turnaround. • Described as “Friends for the otaku generation” by UK Anime Network. ISBN 13: 9781632362124, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

INUYASHIKI 3 Oku, Hiroya

Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he’s constantly ignored and disrespected by his family, despite all that he’s done to support them. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there’s something a little different about himself. KEY SELLING POINTS • From the creator of Gantz (Dark Horse), the bestselling manga series that spawned a hit anime. • Features Hiroya Oku’s distinctly intricate and realistic artwork. • A heavily tech-influenced, sci-fi drama about an underdog protagonist who uses his powers to save bullying victims. ISBN 13: 9781632362056, 208pp p/b, £9.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Graphic Novel - Manga


Kae is a secret fujoshi (female manga/anime nerd) who spends all day fantasizing about her male classmates making out with each other. However, her fervent passion for manga and anime causes an accident that comes with surprising results. The once homely and overweight fangirl has become an overwhelmingly cute girl who now turns heads everywhere she goes. With her new looks, Kae has caught the attention of a group of handsome boys who all want to date her. But in the end Kae is still a fujoshi at heart! KEY SELLING POINTS • Unlike most romantic comedy manga, in this series it’s a female nerd who is the object of affection. • Aimed at female readers who are familiar with tropes of shojo and yaoi manga and anime. • Junko is a long time author of male-male romance comics for straight women. ISBN 13: 9781632362063, pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Graphic Novel - Manga


Yato is a homeless god. He doesn’t even have a shrine, let alone any worshippers! So, to achieve his ambitious goals, he’s set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee of course). He hopes that one day he’ll be able to build the temple he feels he deserves, but for now he can’t be picky about the jobs that he chooses to accept. From finding lost kittens to overcoming school bullies, Yato is divinely intervening all over the place! KEY SELLING POINTS • A homeless god looks to build followers by doing small deeds in this supernatural manga series. • The series focuses on gods in the real world reminiscent of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli, 2001). • The anime series is well-received on the Funimation streaming site, with an average user rating of 4 out of 5. • Will appeal to fans of Missions of Love and Fairy Tail (both published by Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • For older readers (16+). ISBN 13: 9781632362520, pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

Watanabe, Ayu

Shusei is the most handsome and popular boy at his high school - and he’s turned down almost every girl there, including Aoi’s best friend. But when his apartment catches fire, he has to move in with his neighbour: Aoi! What will these unwilling roommates become to each other when forced to share an LDK? Things go from awkward to intolerable when Aoi accidentally starts a kitchen fire in Shusei’s apartment, and is forced to let him move in while the damage gets cleaned up. KEY SELLING POINTS • LDK constantly hits the top 10 on the Orion sales charts in Japan. • The first 12 volumes sold over 2.7 million copies. • A successful film adaptation was released in Japan in 2014. • This is the first time LDK has been translated into English and will surely be eagerly snapped up by a UK audience. • Aimed at older female readers who are fans of the series Say I Love You (Kodansha Comics). ISBN 13: 9781632361325, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

MAGATSUKI 1 Taguchi, Hoshino

Yasuke must choose between childhood sweetheart Akari and a spirit-goddess whom he has accidentally unleashed! Yasuke, 15 years old, is about to build up the courage to confess his love to his childhood friend Akari, who’s fallen for him, too. There’s just one problem: Yasuke’s family lives in a Japanese shrine, and when he breaks the shrine’s sacred mirror, it triggers a curse, releasing the cute and well-endowed goddess of misfortune - Orihime - into the real world! Magatsuki 1 by Hoshino Taguchi is a bizarre fantasy romance manga.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Leading man Yasuke must choose between two very different girls in this fantasy romance manga. • Has proved enormously popular in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine. • For fans of Say I Love You (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). ISBN 13: 9781632362391, 176pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Based on the latest entry in the Persona series, characters from the hit games find themselves trapped in a mysterious maze. The gang from the Specialised Extracurricular Execution Squad are back in a new adventure that ties into the new 3DS game, Perspma Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth Side: P3 focuses on characters from Persona 3 (Nintendo), including classclown Junpei Iori, the cyborg Aigis, canine-companion Koromaru and more, as they wander through an Alice in Wonderland themed labyrinth.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Manga spinoff based on the popular Persona series of Nintendo games. • Anticipation is building for the next Persona game (Volume Five), with an expected Autumn 2015 release date. • The Shadow of the Labyrinth Side instalment of the games has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. ISBN 13: 9781632361837, 192pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

PRINCESS JELLYFISH 1 Higashimura, Akiko

Two very different worlds collide in this hit manga series by Akiko Higashimura! Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks - the last place she’d expect to meet a fashionable socialite! There’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes, though. Their odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends. KEY SELLING POINTS • Two worlds collide in this hugely popular series, regularly the most requested on social media. • Arrives highly praised by Kotaku and Anime News Network. • For fans of Fairy Tail (Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • Also serves as a great introduction to the world of manga. • Omnibus edition contains volume one and two of the series. ISBN 13: 9781632362285, 400pp p/b, £14.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Graphic Novel - Manga

Graphic Novel - Manga



Friendship? Forget it! Mei Tachibana has no friends - and she doesn’t need them! Ever since her ‘friends’ betrayed her in elementary school, she’s sworn off friendship entirely. All it leads to is betrayal and heartbreak, and she can cope just fine by herself. However, one day everything changes when she accidentally roundhouse kicks the most popular boy in school! But Yamato Kurosawa isn’t angry in the slightest - in fact, he thinks his ordinary life could use an unusual girl like Mei!

Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colourless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life? The fifth volume of this critically-acclaimed manga series. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique take on the ‘romantic battle manga’ genre

Hazuki, Kanae

Arakawa, Naoshi

KEY SELLING POINTS • Past its 10th volume in Japan, Say I Love You remains a bestseller for Kodansha. • A 13-episode anime adaptation was a sleeper hit on streaming site Crunchyroll and has been licensed for DVD release. • High-school settings are perennially popular, and Say I Love You provides a unique twist on the genre. ISBN 13: 9781632360427, 192pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

featuring classical music. • The anime has been extremely popular, already drawing rave reviews from Anime News Network and The Fandom Post. • For fans of My Little Monster and Say I love You (both Kodansha, also available from Turnaround). • The series won the Best Shonen Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. ISBN 13: 9781632361769, pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

Graphic Novel - Manga

SEVEN DEADLY SINS 12, THE Suzuki, Nabaka

This manga series takes readers to the land of Britannia, a picturesque country ruled by the benevolent King Lyonnesse - or at least it was, until the king’s guard assassinated him and started a full-blown Holy War! Now the king’s only daughter Elizabeth must seek the aid of the dreaded warriors, the Seven Deadly Sins. Wrongly framed and sent into exile, they’re now the princess’s only hope to free the kingdom from the grip of the villainous Holy Knights! KEY SELLING POINTS • A new fantasy adventure set to become the new Dragon Ball Z. • Kodansha’s next big action hit, running in Shonen Magazine, home of Fairy Tail (Kodansha). • Features strong female and male protagonists, including a determined Princess who wants to take back her kingdom. • Puts a playful new twist on familiar medieval tropes like knights, giants and princesses. • With many unique and quirky characters that will draw in young readers from the start. ISBN 13: 9781632361295, 208pp p/b, £7.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Together with some strange companions, Sayaoran begins an epic quest through the universe to save the one he loves. Running from 2003-2009, Tsubasa was one of Clamp’s most successful series - they are the collective also responsible for Magic Knight Rayearth (Dark Horse) and Cardcaptor Sakura (Dark Horse). This series features many of the characters from Clamp’s equally popular xxxHOLiC (also available from Turnaround). This edition collects the next three Tsubasa stories, and is a charming and action-stuffed adventure, a must for manga fans of all ages.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Tsubasa Omnibus 1-4 (all Kondansha) are also available from Turnaround. • Tsubasa are the collective also responsible for Magic Knight Rayearth (Dark Horse) and Cardcaptor Sakura (Dark Horse). • This series features many of the popular characters from Clamp’s equally popular xxxHolic series. ISBN 13: 9781632361301, 592pp p/b, £14.99 Published by KODANSHA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


High school student Kei Nagai is killed in a traffic accident, but immediately revives to learn that he may not be a human after all. Instead, he may be a Demi-Human, a mysterious and almost immortal being blessed with amazing super-human abilities. Scared, he runs away and is aided in his escape by his friend Kai. Unfortunately for Kei, the manhunt is on, and he will soon be caught up in a conflict between mankind and the other Demi-Humans as they prepare to fight for global supremacy.

KEY SELLING POINTS • One of the current best-selling manga series in Japan now in English for the first time. • Looks set to emulate the enormous success of the Attack on Titan series (Kodansha Comics, also available). • Combines elements of contemporary technological thrillers with the supernatural. • Anime series streamed on popular site Crunchyroll throughout 2014 ISBN 13: 9781942993261, 200pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga


Nagate Tanikaze was a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony with a passion for simulation games and stealing rice. Now he is the lead fighter pilot, protecting said space colony from a race of shapeshifting space giants! One of the manga world’s most intriguing artists returns here with a science-fiction tour-de-force which combines post-apocalyptic action, modern sci-fi video game tropes and a traditional Japanese aesthetic.

KEY SELLING POINTS • From the artist of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine. • A homage to critically acclaimed sci-fi dramas such as The Fifth Element (1997). • Nihei is an award-winning manga-artist who will already have a substantial UK fan-base. ISBN 13: 9781942993131, 192pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

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Last Girl Standing (2) Bond, Bradley; Morzez, Phillip N.

In the cyberpunk metropolis of Neo Saitama, Kenji Fujikido is an average salaryman whose wife and children are suddenly assassinated. Tracking the murder back to a ninja, Fujikido trains to seek vengeance - initially on those who murdered his family, but ultimately on every ninja on the planet. He becomes the ‘Ninja Slayer’, a warrior obsessed with killing every last ninja to avenge his family. Ninja Slayer was originally released in segments on Twitter; this is the first full collection of this innovative new series. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new series that has already been hugely successful in its native Japan. • Described as a revenge drama where cyberpunk meets ninja action. • An anime is currently in the works at Trigger studios, the company behind the Kill la Kill series. ISBN 13: 9781941220955, 208pp p/b, £9.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Graphic Novel - Manga

TOKYO ESP, VOLUME 3 Segawa, Hajime

High school girl Rinka Urushiba wakes up to find out she has attained extra-sensory powers, and eventually comes to use them against other ESPers who have begun to wage havoc on Tokyo. Tokyo ESP is a fast-paced sci-fi action series featuring well-drawn and choreographed action, mixed in with surreal comedy scenes. Featuring a youthful cast, the series is reminiscent of both X-Men and Fairy Tail (Marvel / Kodansha; both series also available from Turnaround). KEY SELLING POINTS • Action packed and full of comedy, this upbeat modern comic will appeal to a wide audience. • Critics have compared the series to X-Men, with its good balance of diverse characters. • The first nine volumes combined of Tokyo ESP have sold more than 1,300,000 units in Japan since July 2010. • The animated series was immediately picked up by American film studios Funimation (Attack on Titan). ISBN 13: 9781942993001, 416pp p/b, £11.99 Published by VERTICAL Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Picture Book – Key Stage 1

LITTLE ALIEN: A FLIGHT IN THE NIGHT, THE Quinn, Jason & Nagulakonda, Rajesh

A bright picture book for early readers, featuring popular children’s character The Little Alien. The little alien Janet and her friend Bob have yet another exciting adventure involving a car-eating monster, bumbling cops, a giraffe and an evil magician in the third book of the Little Alien series (Campfire) by Jason Quinn & Rajesh Nagulakonda. KEY SELLING POINTS • An imaginative graphic novel for early readers, The Little Alien will spark young children’s imaginations. • Ideal for young readers to read together with their families. • Space and aliens are perennially popular topics for children. ISBN 13: 9789381182178, 44pp p/b, £7.99 Published by CAMPFIRE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2

MOTHER BRUCE Higgins, Ryan T.

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. When his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings though, he starts to lose his appetite. Even worse, the goslings are convinced he’s their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can’t seem to rid himself of his new companions. What’s a bear to do? KEY SELLING POINTS • Higgins’ artwork demonstrates a great range of movement and emotion. • This means that Bruce’s expedition South is stunningly rendered. • Subtle vegetarian-positive message that will appeal to environmentally conscious parents. • Bruce and his goslings are due to star in a sequel currently scheduled for Autumn 2017. ISBN 13: 9781484730881, 48pp h/b, £12.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2


Barton, Chris & Jack, Colin

From high above on his perch, Hawk searches for his next meal. When he spots a bunny he swoops down and snatches - a carrot!? He decides to try again; because after all, he isn’t a carrot hawk. When Hawk goes for his second attempt he comes up with a cucumber! The third time around, he grabs a head of lettuce! How can Hawk be a hawk if he can’t catch a single bunny? As he surveys the assortment of vegetables in his nest, he gets a great idea for baiting the bunny. KEY SELLING POINTS • Chris Barton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shark vs. Train series (Little Brown). • Colin Jack is an animator for Dreamworks - the liveliness of his illustration style reflects this. • A boisterous, energetic title that will provide laughs to parents and Key Stage 1 children. ISBN 13: 9781423190868, 32pp h/b, £12.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2

WHERE ARE YOU LITTLE RED BALL? Cote, Patricia & Yayo (Ills.)

A board book following the adventure of a runaway ball. Charming illustrations by Yayo will delight both very young children and those adults reading aloud to them. KEY SELLING POINTS • Yayo has illustrated many children’s books, including Night Sky Wheel Ride (Tradewind, 2012). • Yayo was nominated for the highly esteemed Governor General’s Award. • Yayo won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award. ISBN 13: 9781926890128, 12pp Board, £5.95 Published by TRADEWIND Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

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Children’s Picture Book – Key Stage 2


VanSickle, Vikki & Atkinson, Cale

Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boring. he just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realises that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Sasquatches are messy, unicorns are shy, gryphons scare the dogs at the dogpark, and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. In the end, Sam realises that her hamster is a pretty sweet and safe pet. or is he? KEY SELLING POINTS • A beautifully illustrated story intended to start a conversation about pets. • Serves as an introduction to mythological creatures, as well as a book about pet ownership. • Author has a strong social media presence and works in publishing. • Illustrator Cale Atkinson has previously worked with Disney. ISBN 13: 9781770498099, 32pp h/b, £12.99 Published by TUNDRA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2


Jovanovic, Katarina & Bisaillon, Josee (Ills)

Before and after school, while her parents work, Sonia stays with her next-door neighbour, Mrs. Kaminski, and her granddaughter, Marta. When Sonia accidentally breaks Mrs. Kaminski’s precious blue vase, Marta offers to keep it a secret for a price. Sonia is not able to satisfy Marta’s escalating demands though - more gifts and more money - and when Marta spreads lies about Sonia at school, her classmates taunt her. Finally, after a teacher discovers stolen property in Sonia’s knapsack, Sonia is forced to find the courage she needs to confront her bully. KEY SELLING POINTS • A beautiful illustrated title that will encourage children to stand up to their bullies. • Katarina Jovanovic is an experienced writer, teacher, journalist and awardwinning poet. • Jose Bisaillon has won many awards for her illustration and was shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Award. ISBN 13: 9781896580913, 120pp p/b, £6.95 Published by TRADEWIND Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Children’s Picture Book – Key Stage 2


Hart-Sussman, Heather & Cote, Genevieve

Noni always tries to do the right thing. But she doesn’t know how to help her classmate Hector, who is constantly bullied for his name, his size and his giant glasses. Noni stands by silently, afraid that the kids will turn on her if she speaks up. Yet ‘doing nothing’ doesn’t feel very good. Will Noni be brave enough to take matters into her own hands? Heather Hartt-Sussman’s charming story, complemented by the playful, expressive illustrations of Geneviève Côte, is a heartwarming exploration of conquering fear and finding the courage to help others. KEY SELLING POINTS • A beautiful picture book that will encourage children to stand up to playground bullying. • Previous books Noni Says No (2011) and Noni Is Nervous (2013) (both Tundra) received positive reviews in the US. • Illustrated by award-winning artist Geneviève Côte. ISBN 13: 9781770498396, 24pp h/b, £12.99 Published by TUNDRA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2


Heidbreder, Robert & Mate, Rae

The team that created the children’s title Crocodiles Play (Tradewind, 2008) and Crocodiles Say (Tradewind, 2006) tackle the world of work, again with laughs and poetry. KEY SELLING POINTS • Introduces the very young child to the world of work. • Helps young readers better understand what their parents and other adults do every day. • A perfect introduction to rhyme and poetry, with bright illustrations. ISBN 13: 9781926890043, 32pp h/b, £10.95 Published by TRADEWIND Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2

GOLDEN TOUCH, THE Beha, Philippe (Ills.) & Huser, Glen (Author)

Monty Python’s Terry Jones reads award-winning writer Glen Huser’s retelling of the classic tale of the foolish king whose lust for gold nearly costs him his family and his life. KEY SELLING POINTS • Narrated on an accompanying CD by the legendary Terry Jones- founding Monty Python member. • This beautiful take on the King Midas story is sure to captivate younger audiences. • Beautiful illustrations accompany this lyrical tale. • The previous book by this creative team, Time For Flowers, Time For Snow (Tradewind, 2014) is also available. ISBN 13: 9781896580739, 64pp h/b, £10.00 Published by TRADEWIND Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Children’s Fiction – Key Stage 2


Ballet Cat is getting her friend Butter Bear ready for her big ballet debut. ‘Leap, Butter Bear, Leap!’ Ballet Cat prompts. But Butter Bear would prefer to just point her toe. When Ballet Cat keeps pushing, Butter Bear gets hungry, then thirsty, then sleepy. The bottom line is that Butter Bear would rather do almost anything to avoid making a big leap. Why? Because her bottom is covered in silly underpants! This second entry in the Ballet Cat series (Disney-Hyperion) will have beginning readers rolling on the floor with laughter. KEY SELLING POINTS • A fast, funny, scribbly and silly title for young readers. • A number of Bob Shea’s other titles are also available from Turnaround. • This includes the bestselling Dinosaur Vs. series (Disney-Hyperion). ISBN 13: 9781484713792, 56pp Board, £7.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

MONTHLY CATALOGUE - February 2016 Young Adult Fiction – Key Stage 4


Young Adult Fiction – Key Stage 4


An Alienated Novel Landers, Melissa

In this, the follow up to 2015s Alienated we return to the world of Cara and Aelyx. Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her! KEY SELLING POINTS • This lighter take on the sci-fi genre has the perfect blend of humour and danger. • Cara and Aelyx’s love story has funny banter and chemistry that’s out of this world. • Landers’ debut, Alienated (Disney-Hyperion, 2015, also available), was hugely popular. • Mixed media novel, with blog entries dispersed throughout the book. ISBN 13: 9781423185260, 320pp p/b, £7.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction

STARFLIGHT – KEY STAGE 4 Landers, Melissa

Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it’s not like the law has ever been on her side. It’s been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee’s dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home and the eccentric crew that feels like family.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Features a kickass tomboy heroine that the wealth of feminist YA bloggers currently reviewing will love. • From the author of the bestselling Alienated series (Disney-Hyperion). • All titles in the Alienated series are also available for order from Turnaround. • A gloriously unpatronising cross-genre mashup for teens. • Featuring action-adventure, romantic and science-fiction subplots. ISBN 13: 9781484723241, 368pp h/b, £12.99 Published by DISNEY-HYPERION Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Fiction – Key Stage 4



Lana travels to New York City, on tour dancing with the world famous Bolshoi Ballet, in this thrilling follow up to Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy (Soho Teen, 2014). Lana Dukovskaya has spent her life in her mother, Marina’s, shadow, and nowhere more so than at Russia’s worldfamous Bolshoi ballet, where Marina danced years ago. But when Daniela, Lana’s friend and chief rival, is brutally attacked on the eve of a New York tour, Lana is given her coveted solo - an unlikely stroke of luck that makes Lana the chief suspect in the attack. KEY SELLING POINTS • A gripping young adult novel about a teen fleeing Soviet Russia and searching for the truth. • The first in the series was an ABA ‘Celebrate with Indies’ Debut Author pick for autumn 2013. • Kiem knows her subject - she spent four years living in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. • Elements of the paranormal (seeing into the future) add an interesting new dimension. • Will appeal to fans of Jay Asher and Stephen Chbosky in its mystery and eraspecific teen voice. ISBN 13: 9781616955694, 272pp p/b, £7.99 Published by SOHO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

From Rebecca Lim, the international bestselling author of the Mercy series (HarperCollins) and The Astrologer’s Daughter (Text Publishing Company, 2015), comes a creepy, wryly funny and compulsively readable thriller with a paranormal edge. An insistent ghostly visitor - who happens to be the spitting image of Sophie’s mum - has Sophie saving complete strangers from certain death, landing her in the news and in the sights of super-hot Jordan Haig. Dark, thrilling and utterly spooky, Afterlight will take you deep into the heart of a dangerous love story.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Relatable, ghostly and page-turning, Afterlight tells the story of recently-orphaned awkward twwn Sophie Teague. • Wonderfully evocative of Melbourne, a popular travel destination among British families and young people. • Page-turning, age-appropriate reading for 14+ teenagers. ISBN 13: 9781925240498, 240pp p/b, £6.99 Published by TEXT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East

Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


A 1000-page, full-colour collection of iconic Archie tales, from the series’ most iconic creators. Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig collects 1000 pages of iconic Archie tales in this one amazing volume! Follow America’s favourite red-head as he navigates the pressures of the American teenager in the awkward, charming and hilarious way you’ve come to know and love.

KEY SELLING POINTS • 1000 pages of full-colour content all at one great price. • The 1000 Page Digests are Archie’s fastest-selling books ever at retail. • Written and illustrated by the Archie Superstars, whose work on the series spans more than 70 years. • Archie Comics is one of the most successful and longest running comics franchises of all time. • A live-action film of Archie is currently in production. ISBN 13: 9781627388054, 1000pp p/b, £10.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


Moving at the speed of sound, keeping the world free from robotic tyranny - it’s Sonic! One of the oldest, most beloved videogame icons speeds into brand new comic book stories with new friends, new foes and new adventures! Sonic is on the hunt for the Chaos Emeralds. He’s got a lead on one, but it’s in the hands of casino mogul and criminal mastermind Breezie! She puts the Chaos Emerald as the top prize of a fighting championship - no holds barred! Sonic The Hedgehog collects the most recent and current Sonic stories, sure to be a big hit with fans.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Latest instalment of this perennially-popular series featuring one of the most recognisable videogame characters. • Sonic is a mainstay of the gaming world; Sonic Runners, the latest game in the franchise, was released June 2015. • The original Sonic The Hedgehog series holds the Guiness World Record for Longest Running Comic Based on a Game. ISBN 13: 9781627388016, 120pp p/b, £9.99 Published by ARCHIE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

MONTHLY CATALOGUE - February 2016 Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


Professor Sato’s Three Formulae - Part 1 Jacobs, Edgar P.

One evening in Tokyo, air traffic controllers detect an unknown flying object and send two aircraft to intercept and identify it. However, the fighters’ last message before they crash into each other is ‘ryu’ - dragon! The whole business has deeply upset Professor Sato Akira, and he calls upon his friend Mortimer, who can always be counted upon for good advice. But before he’s even received the invitation, Mortimer is already targeted by men hell bent on getting rid of him.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Here published in English for the first time. • Blake and Mortimer are legendary graphic novel heroes, with more than 12 million volumes sold worldwide. • These protagonists appeared originally in TinTin magazine. ISBN 13: 9781849182928, 56pp p/b, £7.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


Legends of the West Nordmann, Patrick & Morris

If the Old West is so well known, it’s in no small part because some of its own legends made sure they were recognised in their own time - like Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West shows. When Colonel Cody asks Lucky Luke to join his show, though, the lonesome cowboy humbly refuses, before jokingly suggesting recruiting the Daltons instead - after all, their stupidity is quite legendary! A simple jest that will lead to high jinks aplenty.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Lucky Luke is one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. • Part of the bestselling Euopean comics series ever, with more than 300 million copie sold. • The Lucky Luke series has been translated into over 30 languages. ISBN 13: 9781849182911, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal

Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3

THORGAL VOL. 17: THE BLUE PLAGUE Hamme, Van & Rosinski

Thorgal and his family have left Arachnea’s island to continue seeking a place to live in peace. As they sail along unknown shores, they’re attacked by pirates, then rescued by Prince Zarkaj, who takes them to his palace and pampers them - especially Aaricia. But when Jolan and his mother turn out to have caught the terrible Blue Plague, the prince has them thrown into a guarded pit to die - and it’s up to Thorgal to escape in search of a cure. KEY SELLING POINTS • More than 13 million volumes of Thorgal (Cinebook) have been sold worldwide. • It has been translated into over 16 languages. • Suitable for children and adults. ISBN 13: 9781849182904, 48pp p/b, £6.99 Published by CINEBOOK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain & Portugal


Children’s Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


PopCap’s hugely popular game is given the comic treatment once again! This volume is the prequel to the forthcoming Garden Warfare 2 game. Get ready for the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare graphic novel! Based on the hit video game, this comic tells the story that leads up to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, the game! How did the Zombossification of surburbia begin? Where did all the powerful new plants and zombies come from? Here’s where you’ll find out! Written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Jacob Chabot, don’t miss this hilarious zombie fighting adventure. KEY SELLING POINTS • A new stand-alone story from the world of PopCap’s hugely popular Plants Vs. Zombies. • Garden Warfare 2 is due for an early 2016 release; the first game sold over a million copies across all formats. • Collects the digital comic series into one hardcover volume. • Dark Horse sold over 35,000 copies of the first volume Plants vs Zombies: Lawnmageddon (available from Turnaround). ISBN 13: 9781616559465, pp h/b, £7.50 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Young Adult Graphic Novel – Key Stage 3


How 40 Big Names Made It and You Can Too! Bunici, Diana

Securing a job in media is tough; competition is fierce and talent abounds. Crammed with advice from role models and professionals from various alternative fields, Success Stories looks at the struggles, the highs and everything in between. KEY SELLING POINTS • Press coverage of the difficulties young people are facing entering professions has been extensive. • With Britain experiencing continuing austerity measures, this is unlikely to change soon. • Contains tips on everything from print media to Youtube. • Advice comes from a huge range of personalities from across all of the creative industries. ISBN 13: 9781910742310, 192pp p/b, £9.99 Published by LIBERTIES Rep Territories: UK & Europe

Art, Design & Popular Culture


Each glossy page is jam-packed with never before seen art, commentary and insight from the creators of the game. See the concepts behind Faith and her world take shape! KEY SELLING POINTS • Comprehensive book of artwork from the Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (EA Digital, 2008) game. • The game is set to be one of 2016’s biggest titles; the original instalment from 2008 sold over two million copies. • Deluxe hardcover edition features never-before-seen artwork, concept sketches and commentary from the game’s creators. ISBN 13: 9781616559113, pp h/b, £29.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Art, Design & Popular Culture


From the Collection of Jonathan Shaw Shaw, Jonathan

Vintage Tattoo Flash draws from the personal collection of Jonathan Shaw - renowned outlaw tattooist and author - and represents a selection of over 300 pieces of flash from one of the largest private collections in existence. Vintage Tattoo Flash spans the first roughly 75 years of American tattooing from the 1900s Bowery, to 50s Texas, through the Pike in the 60s and the development of the first black and grey, single-needle tattooing in LA in the 70s. This is a beautiful and serious addition to the understanding of tattoo art. KEY SELLING POINTS • A unique collection of tattoo flashes - the sheets of images used by body artists. • Traces 75 years of the history of tattooing from its earliest incarnations. • Begins in 1900 with the dawn of the tattoo needle and concludes in LA in the 1970s. • Jonathan Shaw is a larger-than-life collector of tattoo flashes, who is also a renowned artist in his own right. ISBN 13: 9781576877692, 256pp h/b, £35.00 Published by POWERHOUSE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Photography Guide


Revealing the Human Essence in Photography Olson, Rosanne

Rosanne Olson is a master at capturing exquisite portraits that speak to viewers intimately. She is highly skilled at connecting with her clients, devising a portrait concept that suits the personality of the person in front of the lens, and optimally using posing, composition, lighting and exposure techniques to achieve an evocative, polished and memorable portrait. Here, she shares her secrets. KEY SELLING POINTS • Olson shows readers how to create strong photographer-client relationships. • Such relationships will yield highly-stylised, creative and polished portraits. • This focus on the interpersonal skills invovled in photography is rare for the photography guide genre. ISBN 13: 9781608959730, 128pp p/b, £24.99 Published by AMHERST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Photography Guide


A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Altered Realities Sloma, Kat

In this guide you’ll discover the artistic potential of the iPhone. You’ll discover apps that boost your camera’s resolution, improve stability, manipulate colour and contrast, add special effects and implement imageediting strategies that were once the exclusive domain of professional editing programs aimed at professional photographers and graphic designers.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Readers will learn to capture images with just their iPhone’s camera and natural light. • Details a host of inexpensive apps to completely manipulate enhance and alter any image. • The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the UK and Instagram is one of the most popular social networks. • Users are keen to know how to improve their smartphone photography. ISBN 13: 9781608959778, 128pp p/b, £19.99 Published by AMHERST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Photography Guide

PHOTOGRAPH THE NUDE Artistic Techniques for Studio and Location Images Bilous, Peter

‘Artistic Nude’ is a subgenre of nude photography. In artistic nude images, the human body itself - divorced from the person inhabiting it - is the subject of the art. In these photographs, the subject typically does not make eye contact with the viewer and there is no emotion shown in the subject’s face or through the pose. Here, readers are taught how to choose the right equipment

to best craft artistic nudes. KEY SELLING POINTS • Features an array of example images to draw inspiration for shoots from. • Readers will learn how to best choose and implement a range of photographic equipment. • Amateur photographers should find this title interesting thanks to the rise of risque snaps on Instagram. ISBN 13: 9781608959693, 128pp p/b, £24.99 Published by AMHERST Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Art, Design & Popular Culture


What Would Everything Be Without Everything Else presents a fascinating tour through the thought process of a renowned and acclaimed contemporary designer, Matt Olson. By sharing the excitement and energy contained in knowledge and celebrating the living aspects of encounters with the past, a map like none other emerges. While history typically shows one action influencing the next, Olson’s modes of thinking are anything but linear, and What Would Everything Be Without Everything Else provides a constellation of the references Olson routinely pulls from. KEY SELLING POINTS • A fascinating tour through the thought process of renowned and acclaimed contemporary designer Matt Olson. • The work of Olson’s design firm has been shown internationally. • Olson’s design firm’s work is in the permanent collection at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. • Olson has bee covered by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper, Surface and many major art publications. ISBN 13: 9781576877814, 200pp p/b, £17.99 Published by POWERHOUSE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Art, Design & Popular Culture

SEX MAGAZINE #1-10 Penn, Asher

Sex is an online culture magazine based in New York, completely free and available for all to use. It acts as a real-time archive of some of the city’s brightest new creative talents. Inspired by the independent magazine renaissance at the turn of the millennium, (Index, Butt, Made in USA) Sex sought to create its own culture with a digital-native, lo-fi aesthetic on a largely unregulated internet, giving voice to new ideas and attitudes towards both art and life alike. Collects the first ten issues of Sex in print for the first time. KEY SELLING POINTS • Collecting the first ten issues of the highly influential New York art and design magazine, Sex. • A veritable who’s who of exciting creators based in the city. • The anthology is based on the online issues of the magazine ( • Asher Penn, the website’s founder, has contributed to numerous other magazines, including Artforum. ISBN 13: 9781576877821, 300pp p/b, £24.99 Published by POWERHOUSE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



Art, Design & Popular Culture


Enter the unique and beguiling world of the Rainbow Children, the colourful and evocative new collection from Camilla d’Errico. Camilla d’Errico is a worldrenowned painter, illustrator, comic artist, as well as toy and clothing designer. This gorgeous hard cover compilation of her work, the third such collection from Dark Horse, is the perfect addition to the library of anyone who appreciates her fine art and mangainspired style! Both beautiful and haunting, her paintings will mesmerise and enthral all. KEY SELLING POINTS • A sumptuous collection of pop-surrealist art from renowned ‘Lowbrow’ artist Camilla d’Errico. • Previous volume Helmetgirls (Dark Horse, 2013) is also available from Turnaround. • D’Errico’s work is instantly recognisable and appealing. ISBN 13: 9781616558338, pp h/b, £18.99 Published by DARK HORSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Art, Design & Popular Culture

ANATOMY OF STYLE, THE Figure Drawing Methods Jones, Patrick J.

Continuing the tradition of such revered masters of anatomy as Andrew Loomis and Burne Hogarth, but with his own, refreshingly original approach, is highly regarded artist and teacher Patrick J. Jones. In this unique, practical guide - a follow-up to the bestselling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques (Korero, 2014) - Patrick takes the daunting task of learning human anatomy and breaks it into step-by-step stages that cover the critical foundation that every figurative artist needs to know. KEY SELLING POINTS • The follow up to Scifi and Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques (Korero, 2014, also available). • A fresh and innovative update on the classic anatomy books used by generations of artists. • Explains how to recognise the basic surface anatomical landmarks of the body. • Covers how to transfer these skills to either traditional or digital media. ISBN 13: 9780957664982, 176pp p/b, £19.99 Published by KORERO Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Writing and Selling Horror Screenplays offers a fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-popular genre. Moving away from simple definitions and Hollywood-centric case studies, the book gives a wide and deep view of horror that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing stories that scare. It will be the first screenwriting guide to reflect the diversity of approaches in today’s films that deal with the human need for fear and dread.

KEY SELLING POINTS • There is no other title that offers advice on writing and selling horror film screenplays. • Part of the unique series of books on writing and selling screenplays, targeting specific genres. • Both authors are experts in this field, with multiple books published on the subject. ISBN 13: 9781843441069, 192pp p/b, £16.99 Published by CREATIVE ESSENTIALS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



A Special Publication of The Library of America Farber, Manny & Polito, Robert (ed.)

Manny Farber was a unique figure among American movie critics. Champion of what he called ‘termite art’, master of a one-of-a-kind prose style whose jazz-like phrasing and incandescent twists and turns made every review an adventure, he has long been revered by his peers. Susan Sontag called him ‘the liveliest, smartest, most original film critic this country ever produced.’ Farber on Film brings together his extraordinary body of work in its entirety for the first time. KEY SELLING POINTS • The definitive collection from one of America’s most unique and influential film critics. • Farber’s one-of-a-kind criticism and original prose-style has had a huge influence of US criticism. • Susan Sontag called him “the liveliest, smartest, most original film critic this country ever produced.” • A must-have volume for film lovers and scholars. ISBN 13: 9781598534696, 824pp p/b, £21.99 Published by LIBRARY OF AMERICA Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



The Evergreen Review Film Reader Halter, Ed & Rossett, Barney

For the first time ever, Evergreen Review’s important contributions to film culture are available in one volume. The book presents writing on the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Passolini, Ousmane Sembene, Andy Warhol and others. Offering incisive essays and interviews from the late 1950’s to early 1970’s, From the Third Eye explores politics and revolution in cinema, underground and experimental film, pornography and censorship and the rise of independent films against the dominance of Hollywood. KEY SELLING POINTS • The first ever comprehensive study of Grove Press and Evergreen Review’s involvement in cinema . • Ed Halter is a well-known figure in the underground film industry. • A sure-fire academic resource and a valuable contribution to the experimental and underground film literature canon. • Will be of great interest to anyone with an interest in censorship and its history. • John Waters is amoung those who have expressed interest in the book. ISBN 13: 9781609806156, 586pp p/b, £20.00 Published by SEVEN STORIES Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe



Aridjis, Homero & Aridjis, Chloe

This work, narrated in a succession of interconnected vignettes, provides a portrait of Homero Aridjis in his pre-poet years. A child at a time when sights and sensations were still delivered at their purest, when each day brought new perceptions of his mother and his father, when every villager in Contepec formed part of a personal mythology. It was a time when shadows were palpable and light had a sound of its own. Imminent fatherhood helped revive memories that had, for two decades, lain dormant. KEY SELLING POINTS • Homero Aridjis is a major award-winning Mexican poet. • This unique father-daughter translation will appeal to those interested in the creative process. • This is the first English language translation of this work. • Aridjis has served as international president of PEN and has worked extensively as an environmental journalist. ISBN 13: 9780914671404, 250pp p/b, £12.99 Published by ARCHIPELAGO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland





The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled the World to Stop Terrorists Dzikansky, Mordecai & Slater, Robert

The biography of New York cop Morty Dzikansky, who has travelled the world to monitor and to help prevent terrorism. Terrorist Cop is a colourful, haunting and highly graphic tale of New York City homicide detective Morty Dzikansky. Post 9/11, the NYPD sent Dzikansky to Israel to monitor suicide bombings as part of Commissioner Ray Kelly’s plan to protect New York from further terror, which led him to become an expert on suicide bombings. A riveting police biography as well as an insider’s view on the War on Terror. KEY SELLING POINTS • The biography of New York cop Morty Dzikansky, who has travelled the world to monitor and to help prevent terror. • Dzikansky is regularly interviewed on radio talk shows about world terrorism and global security. • He is a Research Associate at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel. • A riveting police biography as well as an insider’s view on the War on Terror. ISBN 13: 9781569801604, 309pp p/b, £12.99 Published by BARRICADE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


IT’S ALL ONE CASE: THE ILLUSTRATED ROSS MACDONALD ARCHIVES Nelson, Paul; Avery, Kevin & Charyn, Jerome (intro.)

In 1976, critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald, who elevated the form to a new literary level. This book, published in a handsome, oversized format, collects these unpublished interviews and is a visual history of Macdonald’s professional career. It is illustrated with rare items from one of the world’s largest private archives of Macdonald ephemera and includes cover reproductions, manuscript pages, magazine spreads and rare photos. KEY SELLING POINTS • A visual history of one of the most influential crime novelists of all time, Ross MacDonald. • Famed for his Lew Archer series (Knopf), MacDonald is a legendary figure in the world of crime fiction. • It’s All One Case features the first career-spanning interview with him. • Also includes never-before-seen photographs, cover facsimiles and contemporary magazine spreads. • With a foreword by short story writer and novelist Jerome Charyn. ISBN 13: 9781606998885, 220pp h/b, £28.99 Published by FANTAGRAPHICS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


ALEXANDER SHLYAPNIKOV, 1885-1937: LIFE OF AN OLD BOLSHEVIK Historical Materialism, Volume 90 Allen, Barbara C.

This volume recounts the political formation and positions of Russian trade unionist and ‘old Bolshevik’ Alexander Shlyapnikov. Famous for his role in the Workers’ Opposition, and his calls for trade unions to realize workers’ mastery over the economy, this biography - the first in any language - offers a little seen ‘on the shop floor’ view of life within the Russian revolutionary movement. KEY SELLING POINTS • Recounts the political formation and positions of Russian trade unionist and ‘old Bolshevik’ Alexander Shlyapnikov. • A little seen ‘on the shop floor’ view of life within the Russian revolutionary movement. • Part of the Historical Materialism series. ISBN 13: 9781608465583, 426pp p/b, £20.00 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



A Memoir Hodgman, George

When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. He can’t bring himself to force her from the home they both treasure the place where his father’s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. Bettyville is Hodgman’s memoir of secrets, silences and enduring love. KEY SELLING POINTS • LGBTQ themes, as well as those of aging, family and returning home give Bettyville universal appeal. • George Hodgman’s work has appeared everywhere from Vanity Fair to Harper’s Bazaar to Interview. • Bettyville has already received wide praise in the US including O Magazine, The Economist and The New York Times. • For readers of David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Joan Didion and Mary Karr. ISBN 13: 9780143107880, 288pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PENGUIN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



My Forty Years in Politics Axelrod, David

The heart of Believer is devoted to David Axelrod’s 20-year friendship with Obama, a warm partnership that inspired both men. As senior adviser to the president, Axelrod served during one of the most challenging periods in national history and worked at Obama’s side as he battled an economic disaster, navigated America through two wars, and fought to reform health care, the financial sector and the grid-locked political institutions. This is a powerful and inspiring memoir filled with charm and candour from one of the best political strategists in recent history. KEY SELLING POINTS • A political memoir from David Axelrod, mastermind of Obama’s historic election campaigns. • Axelrod has been profiled by The Guardian, The Spectator, The New Statesman and the BBC. • Gives a behind the scenes glimpse into Obama’s election campaigns and into the White House. • Filled with insights into American politics from Axelrod’s time as investigative journalist to his work on campaigns. • Axelrod is now senior strategic advisor to the Labour Party. ISBN 13: 9780143128359, 416pp p/b, £12.99 Published by PENGUIN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

True Crime


Inside New York’s Israeli Mafia Copeland, Dave

In the 1980s a group of Israelis set up one of the most lucrative crime syndicates in New York City’s history. The gang’s rackets ranged from drug dealing to contract killing and were dubbed the ‘Israeli Mafia’ by the tabloids. They butted heads with the Italian Mafia, killed Russian gangsters and pulled off the biggest gold heist in the history of NYC’s Diamond District. Blood & Volume doesn’t glorify the gangsters or the criminal life; it reveals the workings of one of the most successful Israeli gangs ever to operate on American soil. KEY SELLING POINTS • The story of Ron Gonen and his experience with New York’s Israeli Mafia. • An inside look filled with never-before-told revelations. • For fans of true mafia stories. ISBN 13: 9781569801451, 211pp p/b, £12.99 Published by BARRICADE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



True Crime


Once Ron Arons was over the shock of learning that his great-grandfather had done a ‘stretch’ in the famed sing sing prison, he embarked on a journey to learn more about his ancestor and how he landed in jail. What he discovered was that between 1880 and 1950 there were thousands of Jews behind bars at Sing Sing, for crimes ranging from incest to arson to selling air rights over Manhattan. The Jews of Sing Sing is the first book to fully expose the scope of Jewish criminality over the past 160 years, and it features famous gangsters like Lepke Buchalter. KEY SELLING POINTS • A history of Jewish people who have served time in the infamous Sing Sing Prison. • The author is an expert on Jewish genealogy and criminology. • Arons received a Lawrence Hackman Research Grant from the NY State Archives for his work on criminal records. ISBN 13: 9781569801536, 356pp p/b, £12.99 Published by BARRICADE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

True Crime


A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World Dreisinger, Baz

Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Baz Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America’s most farreaching global exports: the modern prison complex.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. • A timely examination and a new approach to an old question. • Certain to be an important contribution and catalyst for the ongoing conversation about the future of prison systems. • Will appeal to fans of Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Portobello, 2012). • Will appeal to fans of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow (The New Press, 2012, also available). ISBN 13: 9781590517277, 250pp h/b, £19.99 Published by OTHER PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

True Crime


Critically-acclaimed true crime from the author of The First Stone (Picador, 2007), The Spare Room (Canongate, 2008) and Cosmo Cosmolino (Text, 2013). On the evening of the 4th September 2005, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? In a tale reminiscent of In Cold Blood (1966), Helen Garner uncovers every aspect of this complicated and highly emotional case.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Internationally acclaimed and best-selling author Helen Garner returns with a gripping true-crime investigation. • In a tale reminiscent of In Cold Blood (1966), Garner presents every aspect of a highly complex case. • Trade paperback edition was critically acclaimed, including a lead review in the Sunday Times culture section. • Garner’s Cosmo Cosmolino (Text, 2013) is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9781925240689, pp p/b, £8.99 Published by TEXT Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe & Middle East

Writing Guide

ART OF PERSPECTIVE, THE Who Tells the Story Castellani, Christopher

A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible force, or one - or more - of the characters? How to decide? Avoiding prescriptive instructions or arbitrary rules, Christopher Castellani here brilliantly examines the various ways writers have solved the crucial point-ofview problem by unpacking the narrative strategies at play in the work of writers as different as E. M. Forster and Grace Paley. KEY SELLING POINTS • The 11th in Graywolf’s Art Of series. • The Art Of series is continually among the publisher’s top-performing books. • Clear examination of how the choice of narrator and extent of the reader’s access to them determines story meaning. • Draws on a wide range of classic and contemporary texts. • From E.M. Forster and Thomas Hardy to Lorrie Moore, Zoe Heller and Andre Acimna. ISBN 13: 9781555977269, 160pp p/b, £11.99 Published by GRAYWOLF Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Military History


The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate Albracht, William & Wolf, Marvin J.

Abandoned In Hell is a searing piece of combat literature for readers with an interest in military history, from William Albracht and Marvin J. Wolf. In October 1969, William Albracht, the youngest Green Beret captain in Vietnam, took command of a remote hilltop outpost called Firebase Kate held by only 27 American soldiers and 156 Montagnard militiamen. At dawn the next morning, three North Vietnamese Army regiments attacked. After five days, Kate’s defenders were out of ammo and water. Albracht led his troops on a daring night march, an outstaning feat.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A searing war memoir for those readers with an interest in military history. • Written by a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran and retired Secret Service Agent. • The Vietnam War is still embedded in the public consciousness, both in the US and the UK. • Includes a 16-page black-and-white photo insert. ISBN 13: 9780451468093, 384pp p/b, £11.99 Published by NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Modern History


The Robert Penn Warren Interviews Ellis, Catherine & Smith, Stephen Drury

In 1964, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out to interview leaders of the civil rights movement, including the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and others. Published in 1965, Who Speaks for the Negro? Mixed short excerpts from the interviews with Warren’s observations to document the most significant period of the civil rights timeline. Now award-winning authors Smith and Ellis have delved into Warren’s archive to present a comprehensive and accessible look at the narratives that helped shape the civil rights movement. KEY SELLING POINTS • Reprint of a classic tome based on Warren’s interviews with leading figures of the Civil Rights Movement in America. • Warren (1905-1989) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet - the only person to ever win in both categories. • The authors have already collaborated on two books of historic speeches, including Say it Loud (New Press, 2010). • Ellis and Drury have been reviewed or featured in Booklist, Salon, Chronicle of Higher Education and Library Journal. ISBN 13: 9781595588180, 256pp h/b, £18.99 Published by THE NEW PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Ancient HIstory




Kerr, Gordon

Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just civilization and religion, but also some of the great struggles of history. A Short History of the Middle East makes sense of the shifting sands of Middle Eastern History, beginning with the early cultures of the area and moving on to the modern world.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A highly topical area of interest in the media and with the general public. • Includes an accessible introduction to a very complex cultural history. • Ranges from ancient beginnings through to modern radicalism, including Islamic State. • Part of the bestselling Short History series that provides concise and accessible histories. ISBN 13: 9781843446361, 160pp p/b, £8.99 Published by POCKET ESSENTIALS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Abdolah, Kader

With his translation of The Qur’an, Kader Abdolah makes the Islamic Holy Book accessible to non-Arabic readers. His source material was his father’s old Arabic Qur’an. The Qur’an does not have a strictly logical structure; the 114 suras branch out like trees and with his unique translation, Abdolah guides his reader through the gardens of the Qur’an. KEY SELLING POINTS • Kader Abdolah is considered one of the most important contemporary Dutch writers. • His works have sold over 1 million copies in Belgium and The Netherlands alone. • His international best-seller The House of The Mosque (Canongate, 2011) has sold over 20,000 copies in the UK. • The Qur’an and The Messenger received rave reviews in The Netherlands and sold over 100,000 copies. ISBN 13: 9789462380769, 640pp p/b, £25.00 Published by WORLD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe (except Netherlands & Belgium), Middle & Far East



Prizewinning historian Garry Wills argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with unwanted consequences, more often with good. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious change that have taken place (or is taking place) within the last century. As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the Church that we can understand Pope Francis’s and the Church’s challenges.

KEY SELLING POINTS • An analysis of how Pope Francis has changed the modern Catholic church. • Examines seven examples of deep changes that have occurred since Pope Francis was ordained. • Pope Francis’ modern stances have drawn considerable attention to the Vatican from the general public. • Garry Willis is a well-known US historian who has been praised by the New York Times. • The hardback edition is also available from Turnaround. ISBN 13: 9780143107897, 288pp p/b, £11.99 Published by PENGUIN Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


MESSENGER, THE A Tale Retold Abdolah, Kader

The Messenger is a retelling of the life of the prophet Mohammad. After Mohammad’s death, his right hand and chronicle writer Sa’eed wonders who the prophet really was. Through testimonies of his peers he reconstructs the life of Mohammad, the messenger, from his birth to his death. Kader Abdolah portrays Mohammad as a human being, a man with dreams. The reader is granted a very contemporary and vivid image of the period in which Mohammad lived, how he wanted to save Mecca from moral decay and how he developed from a prophet into a powerful leader.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Kader Abdolah is considered one of the most important contemporary authors writing in Dutch. • His works have sold over 1 million copies in Belgium and The Netherlands alone. • The Qur’an and The Messenger sold over 100,000 copies in the Netherlands and received rave reviews. ISBN 13: 9789462380158, 288pp p/b, £11.99 Published by WORLD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe (except Netherlands & Belgium), Middle & Far East


QUR’AN THE A Translation Abdolah, Kader

With his translation of The Qur’an, Kader Abdolah makes the Islamic Holy Book accessible to non-Arabic readers. His source material was his father’s old Arabic Qur’an. The Qur’an does not have a strictly logical structure; the 114 suras branch out like trees and with his unique translation, Abdolah guides his reader through the gardens of the Qur’an. KEY SELLING POINTS • Kader Abdolah is considered one of the most important contemporary Dutch writers. • His works have sold over 1 million copies in Belgium and The Netherlands alone. • His international best-seller The House of The Mosque (Canongate, 2011) has sold over 20,000 copies in the UK. • Has received rave reviews in The Netherlands. ISBN 13: 9789462380233, 352pp p/b, £12.99 Published by WORLD EDITIONS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe (except Netherlands & Belgium), Middle & Far East

Gender Studies


Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex - Second Edition Stanley, Eric (ed.); Smith, Nat (ed.) & McDonald, CeCe (forward)

Since first published in 2011, Captive Genders, a groundbreaking account of trans and genderqueer people within the prison industrial complex, has become a highly regarded resource and valuable touchstone for incarcerated LGBTQ people and their allies. The first book of its kind, it has been highly praised by gender theorists and prison abolitionists alike, including Angela Davis. With highly publicised cases such as that of Chelsea Manning and media interest in the likes of Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, this new edition could hardly be timelier. Includes four new essays. KEY SELLING POINTS • Trans issues have hit the mainstream, making this a timely new edition of a groundbreaking collection. • The prison system has also been getting more critical press. • New essays from CeCe McDonald and Chelsea Manning tie the collection into current events and ongoing struggles. • Calls out government repression and intersectional injustice. ISBN 13: 9781849352345, 425pp p/b, £16.50 Published by AK PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East






David Graeber’s The Utopia of Rules is an engaging, revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives. Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber one of our most important and provocative thinkers - traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today, and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Paperback edition of Graeber’s critically and commercially successful The Utopia Of Rules. • The follow-up to the incredibly successful Debt (Melville House, 2011, also available). • Graeber recently published a widely-circulated op-ed in Gawker about Ferguson. • Graeber is one of our most important thinkers and his ideas have been massively influential. • Graeber is engaged on social media and comments widely on current events. ISBN 13: 9781612195186, 272pp p/b, £12.99 Published by MELVILLE HOUSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


RUPTURING THE DIALECTIC The Struggle Against Work Cleaver, Harry

Since he published Reading Capital Politically in 1978, Harry Cleaver has been a central figure for autonomous Marxists seeking practical, political strategies within Marx’s work. Rupturing the Dialectic brings this project up to the present by interpreting capitalism’s most recent crises and demonstrating how ordinary men and women can, and do, rupture the smooth functioning of the system that exploits them. Cleaver fans, social theorists and activists in general will now have his insights brought up to date to include our current economic and political crises. KEY SELLING POINTS • Long-awaited new book from a respected political theorist. • Provides a vital analysis of underlying economic forces behind the ongoing global crisis. • Ties well into popular autonomist and anti-work discourses. • Anti-work discourses are gaining traction on social media, with #wrongtowork and #fullyautomatedluxurycommunism. ISBN 13: 9781849352277, 200pp p/b, £11.00 Published by AK PRESS Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Writings on African-American Struggle James, C.L.R. & McLemee, Scott (ed.)

Renowned as a ground-breaking cultural theorist, the most influential chronicler of the Haitian revolution and as a political activist in his own right, C.L.R. James is widely viewed as one of the most important Black intellectuals of the 20th century. The Revolutionary Answer collects his most important writings on colonialism and black liberation. KEY SELLING POINTS • A collection of C.L.R. James’ most important writings on colonialism and Black liberation. • James was one of the most important Black intellectuals of the 20th century. • Edtor McLemee has edited multiple books on James, and serves on the editorial board of New Politics. ISBN 13: 9781608465668, 300pp p/b, £14.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


With the slogan of ‘Black Lives Matter’, a burgeoning movement has awakened a new generation of activists. In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar KeeangaYamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and argues that the persistence of structural problems such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment have created a context in which this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

KEY SELLING POINTS • A stirring and insightful analysis about the historical and contemporary ravages of institutionalised racism. • An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in ‘post-racial’ America. • Argues against the notion that America is a ‘post-racial’ society. • Seizes on the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of police murders of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and others. • #blacklivesmatter was the American Dialect Society’s 2014 Word of the Year. ISBN 13: 9781608465620, 180pp p/b, £12.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Consciousness and Competition Davidson, Neil

In his latest collection of essays, Neil Davidson brings his formidable analytical powers to bear on the concept of the capitalist nation-state. Through probing inquiry, Davidson draws out how nationalist ideology and consciousness is used to bind the subordinate classes to ‘the nation’, while simultaneously using ‘the state’ as a means of conducting geopolitical competition for capital. Davidson argues that a Marxist understanding of the meaning of contemporary nation-states must begin from the inseparable connections between them.

KEY SELLING POINTS • Neil Davidson is a renowned socialist scholar who sits on the editorial board for International Socialism. • Davidson’s books are regular sellers and he has widespread influence in socialist thought in the UK. • Davidson was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize for his book Discovering the Scottish Revolution (Pluto, 2003). ISBN 13: 9781608465682, 400pp p/b, £15.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Prophets Unarmed is an authoritative sourcebook on the Chinese Communist Party’s main early opposition, the Chinese Trotskyists, who emerged from the Chinese Communist Party in reaction to its 1927 defeat. In spite of being Trotskyism’s main section outside Russia, they were crushed by Stalin in Moscow and by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in China, thus becoming China’s most persecuted party. Their standpoints and proposals and their association with the democratic movement are not without relevance to China’s present crisis of morals and authority. KEY SELLING POINTS • The authoritative sourcebook on the Chinese Communist Party’s main early opposition, the Chinese Trotskyists. • Their stance and association with the democratic movement are relevant to China’s current political crises. • Part of the Historical Materialism series. ISBN 13: 9781608465545, 1269pp p/b, £39.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East





Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best Eaton, Susan E.

Integration Nation takes readers on a spirited and compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America’s xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members of their new communities. KEY SELLING POINTS • Stories of the Americans who welcome and collaborate with immigrants, helping them become part of society. • Eaton has been working on immigration for the last five years at Harvard Law’s Institute for Race and Justice. • She is co-director of One Nation Indivisible, an organisation that connects and helps integrated communities. • Eaton’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation and many other publications. ISBN 13: 9781620970959, 192pp h/b, £17.99 Published by THE NEW PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Social Issues


Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Jobin-Leeds, Greg & AgitArte (design)

Business Studies

BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTS The Easyway Tollman, Robert

Many businesses, usually small, sole traders or small limited companies, often find the task of keeping books and accounts daunting. The process of keeping accurate records which are acceptable to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, without the use of an accountant can and does often lead to problems. This latest edition of the concise guide which now includes the management of taxation, will prove invaluable for all those in business. The reader should find the process of bookkeeping and preparation of accounts made that much easier. KEY SELLING POINTS • A concise reference guide to bookkeeping and accounts for small business. • Fully comprehensive and updated to 2016. • This new edition includes the management of taxation. ISBN 13: 9781847165992, 144pp p/b, £8.99 Published by EASYWAY GUIDE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Business Studies

NEW RULES OF THE GAME 10 Stretegies for Women in the Workplace Packard, Susan

Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dream Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street-these are just a few of the initiatives that have taken flight in the past decade, the most fertile and productive era of activism and reform this country has seen since the 1960s. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, movement leaders and activists distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what works and what hinders transformative social change. KEY SELLING POINTS • Real stories of hard-fought battles for social change, with clear lessons for building social change movements. • Narratives are accompanied by full-colour photos. • Jobin-Leeds has helped launch many high-impact social change organisations. • Designed by AgitArte, a collective that facilitates projects of cultural solidarity with marginalised communities. • Beautifully packaged at an affordable price. ISBN 13: 9781620970935, 320pp p/b, £12.99 Published by THE NEW PRESS Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

In the workplace women have typically been encouraged to cultivate soft, feminine behaviours. But it’s time for this to change. In New Rules of the Game, Packard shows women how to start playing men at their own game - and play to win. Good gamesmanship includes encouraging other women to compete outwardly instead of inwardly, cultivating the emotional distance necessary to succeed at work and understanding and replicating how male colleagues think. Her ideas are fleshed out with insightful anecdotes from her own 30 years in business. KEY SELLING POINTS • Practical and easily implemented tips which encourage women to participate in the ‘sport’ of workplace competition. • ‘Gamesmanship’ is accessibly presented and outlined in ten distinct steps. • Contains insights from highly successful female business leaders. • Following in the footsteps of recent successful books about women in business such as #GIRLBOSS (Portfolio, 2014). • Comes at a time when the issue of gender equality is ever more present in the media. ISBN 13: 9780735205383, 256pp p/b, £11.99 Published by PERIGEE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Business Studies


A Practical Guide to Stopping the Next Global Financial Meltdown Shirreff, David

Break Up The Banks! is a sensible, actionable and totally accessible call to arms from an acclaimed financial journalist. It’s been seven years since the financial crisis, but has anyone taken real action to prevent the next one? Former Economist reporter David Shirreff thinks not, and in Break Up The Banks!, he gives us a short but essential guide to what exactly we can do. With great clarity and a keen sense of humour, Shirreff argues that banks have gotten far too big and far too powerful - and shows how they can be reined in. KEY SELLING POINTS • Shirreff is trusted source: a former Economist reporter who has been writing about financial issues since the 1980s. • Not a radical text or polemic, this is a serious look at issues important to readers of any political stance. • Shirreff’s many friends in the field include Fusion’s Felix Salmon and the writer John Lanchester. • Shirreff has written for the Wall Street Journal and appeared on CNBC, among others, as a commentator. ISBN 13: 9781612195025, 112pp p/b, £9.99 Published by MELVILLE HOUSE Rep Territories: UK & Ireland


Leadership in a Crazy World Roberts, Kevin

64 Shots: Leadership In a Crazy World is a compendium of value-accelerators for business and life. It is gathered as a 64-shot method from the astute observations and remarkable life of creative business leader and iconoclast Kevin Roberts. A provocative figure traversing the peaks of global commerce, media and sport, Kevin Roberts (creator of the ground-breaking idea Lovemarks) is recognised as one of today’s most uncompromisingly-positive and inspirational leaders. KEY SELLING POINTS • Brimming with the irrepressible attitude and provocation that has fuelled Kevin Roberts’ meteoric career. • Roberts is Honorary Professor of Creative Leadership at Lancaster University, living part-time in the Lake District. • Roberts is the author of Lovemarks (powerHouse, 2004, also available). • Insights presented against glossly images, from the astute observations and remarkable life of Kevin Roberts. ISBN 13: 9781576877715, 220pp h/b, £17.99 Published by POWERHOUSE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

MONTHLY CATALOGUE - February 2016 Law

PROBATE WILLS AND THE LAW The Easyway Samuels, David

A Guide to Probate, Wills and The Law, Revised Edition, is a concise and informative guide to all the processes that underpin the practice of formulating a last will and testament and to the law and practice of probate and applying for probate in the event of a death. The book is designed for those people who wish to manage their own affairs in advance of the event of their death. KEY SELLING POINTS • A concise and informative guide to all aspects of formulating a last will and testament. • Also includes information about the law and practice of probate and applying for probate in the event of death. • The author is a lawyer specialising in probate and family law. ISBN 13: 9781847166005, 144pp p/b, £8.99 Published by EASYWAY GUIDE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Popular Science


Health-Conscious, Nutritious, LifeChanging Facts about the Microbes that Share Our Bodies and Our World Tetro, Jason

Does for microbiology what Dr Joe Schwarcz’s Brain Fuel (Anchor, 2010) did for chemistry: informs and entertains with accessible mini-essays. Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code (Doubleday, 2013, also available), is back with a very different book but the same message: microbes are amazing, they deserve our respect and we should learn to live with them in harmony.The Germ Files is a series of brief, brilliant essays, arranged into themes such as health, child care, sex and the environment. KEY SELLING POINTS • Brief, brilliant essays, arranged into themes such as health, child care, sex and the environment. • Tetro is a go-to pundit for print and broadcast media when disease and other germrelated subjects are in the news. • Packed full of helpful lifestyle tips and shocking information, sure to spur conversations among readers. • Tetro addresses trending hot topics, from gluten-free diets to why bees are dying in droves. • Charismatic, media-friendly author. ISBN 13: 9780385685771, 288pp p/b, £13.99 Published by DOUBLEDAY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Popular Science

LOVE AND SCIENCE A Memoir Vilcek, Jan T.

Long before he became one of the world’s most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents. He owes his and his mother’s survival to the courage of brave people and good luck. As a young man growing up in Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of the Second World War, Vilcek went to medical school and chose a career in virology and immunology at a time when these fields were still in their infancy. He went on to be one of the most accomplished scientists in the world. In this memoir he tells his two intertwined stories. KEY SELLING POINTS • A compelling memoir about science and exile from one of the world’s leading immunologists. • Vilcek tells the story of his medical career alongside that of his personal life as a Jewish exile. • His scientific contributions were instrumental in the development of antiinflammatory drug Remicade® • He is also named co-inventor on 38 US patents. • In 2013, Vilcek received a 2013 National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama. ISBN 13: 9781609806682, 320pp h/b, £18.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe


Popular Science


Essays by a Roving Evolutionary Biologist Goldschmidt, Tijs

A book of wonderfully original essays that shatters our expectations of what a scientific essay is and then rebuilds it in intensely personal, artful and wry ways. Tijs Goldschmidt has won the top awards in Holland and is well known internationally within the field of science writing. Now for the first time available in English, his essays crackle with insight and joy at the discoveries to be made in the world in which we live. The Other Left Side turns the deep currents of contemporary evolutionary biology into something to be savoured and enjoyed by all. KEY SELLING POINTS • A book of artful, engaging and philosophical science essays. • Shatters all expectations of what a science essay should be. • Tijs Goldschmidt is an award-winning writer with a background in evolutionary biology. • He gave a widely viewed TED talk in 2013. • The book has crossover appeal; it will appeal not only to readers of science but to general readers. ISBN 13: 9781609806668, 272pp h/b, £17.99 Published by SEVEN STORIES Rep Territories: UK, Ireland & Europe

Popular Science


Second Edition Barnes-Svarney, Patricia & Svarney, Thomas E.

The Handy Anatomy Answer Book covers all the major body systems - integumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive - and, for good measure, adds chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body. It follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body is doing at any one moment just to let you move, breathe, eat and fight off disease. Fascinating trivia plus serious facts answer over 1200 questions about the body. KEY SELLING POINTS • Two established science writers present the most up-to-date information on anatomy and physiology. • Fully revised and expanded, including new comparisons of humans to other organisms. • Uses clear organisation, concise answers, colour photographs, illustrations, graphs and charts. • Helpful glossary of terms and list of further resources. • Ideal for anyone seeking a better understanding of human anatomy and physiology. ISBN 13: 9781578595426, 350pp p/b, £15.99 Published by VISIBLE INK Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

Social Issues


Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America Carlisle, Liz

For the past four decades, third-generation Montana farmer David Oien has been seeding a revolution against corporate agribusiness in the belly of the beast, the American grain belt. They have replaced their wheat and barley with a seemingly odd new crop, the lentil, a legume that has been part of the human diet since Neolithic times, but, until Oien’s work, was never grown on Montana farms. In this eye-opening narrative, journalist and food scientist Liz Carlisle chronicles Oien’s unlikely emergence as the leader of this agricultural upheaval. KEY SELLING POINTS • A fascinating study on how a farmer in Montana is using lentils to try and save American Agriculture. • Sustainability and health are two issues that concern and interest thousands of people in the UK. • Written by a former country-singer who once supported LeAnn Rimes before becoming a food-scientist. • Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Smithsonian magazine and The Harvard Independent. ISBN 13: 9781592409563, 320pp p/b, £12.99 Published by AVERY Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



Social Issues


Social Activism in the Age of Individualism Muhammad, Umair

If we hope to combat issues like climate change we must abandon individualistic approaches to activism. From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Katrina, the destructive power of climate change is impossible to deny, and yet we are told that ‘buying green’ will somehow end global warming. Confronting Injustice seeks to draw out the structural roots of man-made climate change and argues that today’s activists must focus on mass collective action - like the recent mass mobilisation for climate justice in New York - and abandon hopeless consumer-based ‘solutions’. KEY SELLING POINTS • Calls for an end to individualism and an urgent return to collective mobilisation in order to combat climate change. • An original and effective argument for commitment to collective and transformative social action. • Umair is a member of the editorial team of Delusions of Development, and an environmental activist. ISBN 13: 9781608465705, 202pp p/b, £11.99 Published by HAYMARKET Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East


HANDLING BEREAVEMENT The Easyway Lewis, Adrian

This latest book in the Easyway Guides series, Handling Bereavement, Revised Edition, deals with the practical arrangements necessary after a death. The book is factual yet sympathetic and is intended to guide those who have suffered a bereavement. The book is clear and concise and is intended for the layperson. KEY SELLING POINTS • A complete guide to all practical arrangements required during bereavement. • Clear and concise; factual yet sympathetic. • Adrian Lewis is a bereavement counsellor and advice worker in the area of bereavement. ISBN 13: 9781847165985, 160pp p/b, £8.99 Published by EASYWAY GUIDE Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Over 125 Recipes for a Healthy Baby Ruder, Sonali

Natural Baby Food by Sonali Ruder contains over 125 delicious baby food recipes and a doctor-designed eating plan to ensure the health of developing babies. Natural Baby Food will cover how to make homemade baby food from the time infants are introduced to solids (4-6 months) until the time they start to chew and eat finger foods (about 12-15 months). Recipes and tips are broken down by age range. Natural Baby Food also includes family friendly recipes that the whole family can enjoy together. KEY SELLING POINTS • The author is a doctor, chef and mother. Ruder knows well the need for proper nutrition for the whole family. • Divided into concise, clear recipe sections for different stages of baby’s growth. • Natural Baby Food is a quick, reliable resource for parents. • Designed to complement Hatherleigh’s bestselling title, Natural Pregnancy (2014). ISBN 13: 9781578266043, 160pp p/b, £12.99 Published by HATHERLEIGH Rep Territories: UK & Ireland



50 Cool Craft Projects for Kids Architect

An invaluable resource for the discerning parent, Playtime! collects 50 DIY craft projects that are both easy to make and inexpensive. Create unique handmade toys and crafts to delight and amaze. From wooden animal figurines, to cardboard trucks; paper building block sets to dress-up accessories; musical instruments, simple games and more. Encourage open ended play while fostering creativity and stirring the imagination with these highly original designs, perfect for use as gifts.

KEY SELLING POINTS • An invaluable resource for the discerning parent. • Collects 50 DIY craft projects that are both easy to make and inexpensive. • Part of the growing ‘Upcycling’ trend, beloved by the environmentally conscious. • Full colour photographs throughout. ISBN 13: 9781584236160, 224pp p/b, £25.00 Published by GINGKO Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Fitness & Diet


Over 100 Sequences for Improved Performance, Reduced Injury, and Increased Flexibility Smith, William; Kirschen, David & Volkmar, Michael

The Mobility Workout Handbook provides more than 100 different mobility workouts for a wide range of common and specialised athletic needs. Fitness experts Will Smith, David Kirschen and Mike Volkmar bring their decades of experience together to provide an easy to follow and effective series of sports-specific mobility routines designed to help increase range of motion and allow for better performance at all levels of the fitness spectrum. Specialised mobility workouts provide cutting edge training routines that bring the leading and proven concepts to the athlete. KEY SELLING POINTS • Accessible to all fitness levels and interests. • Includes mobility routines for a wide variety of sports and activities including golf, tennis, running and swimmming. • Routines will reduce the risk of stress-based or overuse injuries. • Takes years of combined training mastery and condenses them into over 100 mobility routines to fit anyone’s needs. ISBN 13: 9781578266197, 160pp p/b, £10.99 Published by HATHERLEIGH Rep Territories: UK & Ireland

Travel Writing

HOW TO BE AN ALIEN IN ENGLAND A Guide to the English Kiss, Angela

In 1946 George Mikes not particularly gentle parody of the British How to be an Alien. It swiftly became a bestseller and has stayed in print ever since. In 2008, as Angela moved from one linguistic misunderstanding to another, she kept George’s slim volume of wisdom by her side. Its observations enlightened and guided her through the early years of life in the UK. This is her tribute - Mikes for the 21st century - England described through the eyes of a hopelessly romantic, hard-working, fast learning young European in the UK. KEY SELLING POINTS • Humorous look at the English inspired by the 1940s George Mikes classic. • Illustrated, giftable package. • Highly promotable author. • Wide broadcast, print & digital press campaign. • For fans of Watching the English (Hodder, 2005) by Kate Fox. ISBN 13: 9781910463215, 224pp p/b, £9.99 Published by SEPTEMBER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East



Graphic Novel - Non-Fiction



A collection of absorbing, intricate images for creatives to colour and enhance from artist Alice Stevenson. As a native Londoner, Alice uncovers detail, beauty and inspiration in the city’s unlikeliest corners. Her unique eye has crafted these black and white images from the city’s historic architecture and hidden natural worlds. Taken from her successful unofficial walking guide Ways to Walk in London, the images feature hidden doorways, decorated arches, trailing roses, animal sculptures and parkland paths. Each post card is a charmingly different view of London. KEY SELLING POINTS • 20 colour and send postcards from acclaimed London artist Alice Stevenson. • Roses, animals, statues, architecture - a uniquely stylish colouring experience. • Stand-out design, high quality cards. • Stevenson is the author and illustrator behind 2015’s successful Ways to Walk in London (September, also avail.). • For fans of Millie Marotta, Joanna Basford, Pretty Pattern Postcards and Stevenson herself. Also great for tourists. ISBN 13: 9781910463208, 40pp Postcards, £8.99 Published by SEPTEMBER Rep Territories: UK, Ireland, Europe, Middle East & Far East

NEWLY ANNOUNCED COMMISSION Fiction - Modern & Contemporary


Mauritz, Arthur

How well do we know anyone, when we often don’t know ourselves? Eavesdrop on the lives of a small group of people. Follow and learn about them over the course of a week. Observe their every movement, word and thought as they lie, cheat and even kill. They are unwittingly becoming connected to each other, until the time when all stories end: with the ending of life. As a consequence of a previous crime, an affluent man is soon to be murdered. A husband and wife both harbour secrets, one of them intent on revelation. A young man questions his sexuality. A group of friends are ignorant of the role that one of them has played in a man’s death. KEY SELLING POINTS • An innovative and erotic postmodern novel which explores the inner recesses of the human psyche. • A brilliant first novel by a 26-year-old poet. ISBN 13: 9781910213407, 347pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DEDALUS Rep Territories: UK Available January 2016

Fiction - Modern & Contemporary


Marani, Diego & Landry, Judith (trans.)

An interpreter at the UN in Geneva seems to be suffering from a mysterious illness when his translations become unintelligible and resemble no known language. He insists he is not ill and that he is on the verge of discovering the primordial language once spoken by all living creatures. His predicament is soon forgotten when he disappears and things can return to normal. The interpreter’s boss starts to have problems in talking and seems to be speaking the same gibberish as the missing interpreter. He seeks help in a Sanatorium in Munich but reaches the conclusion that he must talk to his missing colleague to understand what has happened to him and to have any hope of a cure. He follows the trail of the missing interpreter around Europe as his life undergoes profound changes and he is forced to confront the darker side of life. KEY SELLING POINTS • The Interpreter follows on from New Finnish Grammar (Dedalus, 2000) • Simultaneously a quest, a thriller and a comic picaresque caper around Europe which nonetheless deals with the profound issues of existence. • Diego Marani will be visiting the UK between 31 January and 4 February 2016 to promote this title. ISBN 13: 9781910213124, 216pp p/b, £9.99 Published by DEDALUS Rep Territories: UK Available January 2016


Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. His death was followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism. This graphic novel, the first of its kind, brings Bobby Sands’ story to life in a whole new way. KEY SELLING POINTS • First graphic novel of its kind, telling the story of Bobby Sands. • Author is an Irish Book Award winner. • History brought to life with breathtaking full-colour illustrations. • Powerful graphic novel with appeal to fans of Irish history. ISBN 13: 9781847178152, 80pp p/b, £12.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016

Travel Guide

KERRY WALKS Corcoran, Kevin

The perfect walking guide to the wilderness and beauty of Kerry. Discover the landscape and wildlife of Ireland’s most beautiful county with walking enthusiast and expert naturalist Kevin Corcoran. These twenty walks explore heathland and bog, Ireland’s highest mountains, coastal peninsulas, beaches, islands, forests, rivers, lakes. The walks covered include Lough Acoose, Bray Head, Lough Currane, Derrynane, Rossbeigh, Anascaul, Ballydavid, Great Blasket Island, Mount Eagle, The Magharees, Kenmare Uplands, Barraboy Ridge. Killarney walks: Muckross, The Paps, Mangerton, Torc Mountain, Knockreer, Old Kenmare Road, Crohane and Tomies Wood. KEY SELLING POINTS • Completely updated and revised. • 20 accessible walks covering Kerry’s spectacular scenery. • Ideal for casual strollers, family groups, ramblers and serious walkers alike. ISBN 13: 9781847177803, 160pp p/b, £7.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016

Biography - Political

PATRICK PEARSE 16Lives O’Donnell, Rúan

Patrick Pearse was born in Dublin and spent many summers in Rosmuc in Galway learning Irish. He established a school for boys, St. Enda’s School, where children could learn about Irish culture and language. During the 1916 Rising, Pearse was in charge of the General Post Office (G.P.O.). When the British army overpowered the Irish rebels, it was Pearse who ordered their general surrender in order to save further loss of life. He was tried and executed by a firing squad in Kilmainham Jail on the 3rd of May 1916.

KEY SELLING POINTS • 16Lives (O’Brien) fans are waiting for the final two titles to complete the set. • A key biographical series culminating in spring 2016. • Educational, entertaining and accessible. • Includes up-to-date archival records and photographs. ISBN 13: 9781847172624, 320pp p/b, £11.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016



Food & Drink

Children’s Fiction - KS3



New Edition Mulryan, Peter

Hood, Kim

At nearly 16, Jane has lived in the shadow of her little sister Emma’s cancer diagnosis for over three years. Not that she was ever in the limelight; it is her sister who is the talented one, a dancer who at ten had been outgrowing her small town teachers’ skills. Jane had never resented her sister’s talent; without any interests herself, it had always kept the pressure off her. Now though, with her parents struggling to cope financially and emotionally, Jane’s life in her rural mining village seems to be a never ending monotony of skipping school, long bus rides to the hospital and hanging out with a boyfriend she doesn’t even know why she is with. Nobody really cares that her life is stuck in neutral; she is finding it difficult to care herself ... KEY SELLING POINTS • Hood’s Finding a Voice (O’Brien, 2014) was shortlisted for The YA Book Prize 2015. • Deals with contemporary issues. • Sensitively handled by author. ISBN 13: 9781847177841, 240pp p/b, £6.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016

This beautifully produced book, with full-colour photographs throughout, will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Irish whiskey. Includes sections on the history of Irish whiskey, the rise and fall (and rise again) and how whiskey is made, with details on blending and distilling. Also included is a chapter on tasting whiskey - so you can learn how to taste as well as how to drink!

KEY SELLING POINTS • Acknowledged expert in the ways of whiskey. • Takes you on a journey to the most famous distilleries in Ireland. • A colourful, entertaining and comprehensive introduction to Irish Whiskey. • The reader can have fun and experiment with whiskeys and develop a sophisticated enjoyment of the drink. • Ideal companion to a tipple. Sláinte! ISBN 13: 9781847177810, 256pp h/b, £14.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016


Children’s Fiction - KS2



A Personal Memoir Maher, Terry

Siggins, Gerard

Eoin has been chosen for the Junior development squad so over the summer he gets to go to Dublin for a rugby summer school. Arising out of that, he and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham, London, to play & watch rugby. While there, he meets a ghost: Prince Oblensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2. KEY SELLING POINTS • Written by a well-established sports journalist. • Detailed training sessions and matches described. • Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby and ghosts. • Follow-on to O’Brien’s very successful Rugby Spirit (2012), Rugby Warrior (2014) and Rugby Rebel (2015). • Rugby Spirit was part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015 (UK). ISBN 13: 9781847178190, 176pp p/b, £6.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016

Biography - Political


Born in a working-class district of Manchester, cursed with TB, his mother dead when he was 11 and his father seeking solace in drink, Terry Maher became a successful businessman and, as he describes himself, ‘a frustrated politician’. From vivid descriptions of a bombed-out city, the hardships of post-war Britain, One of Lowry’s Children shifts to his early business career and the creation of the new Liberal Democrat party. Maher’s increasing disillusion with the path chosen by the Lib Dems is vividly described, with candid comments on what went wrong. The book’s ending suggests a way forward. KEY SELLING POINTS • In this sequel to his 1994 ‘business’ autobiography, the best-selling Against My Better Judgement (Sinclair Stevenson), Terry Maher gets personal. • Maher is also he author of Unfinished Business (Robson, 2003) and the political polemics Grumpy Old Liberal (Maher, 2005) and What Would a Liberal Do? Orange, 2010). • “Terry Maher has been one of the most creative entrepreneurs of the past 20 years” – The Times ISBN 13: 9780704374010, 240pp h/b, £20.00 Published by QUARTET Rep Territories: UK & Ireland Available December 2015

16Lives Ryan, Meda

Kent was part of a prominent nationalist family who lived at Bawnard House, Castlelyons, County Cork. They were prepared to take part in the Easter Rising, but when the mobilization order was countermanded, they stayed home. The rising nevertheless went forward in Dublin, and the RIC was sent to arrest well-known sympathizers throughout the country. When the Kent residence was raided they were met with resistance from Thomas and his brothers Richard, David and William. A gunfight lasted for four hours, in which an RIC officer, Head Constable William Rowe, was killed and David Kent was seriously wounded. Eventually the Kents were forced to surrender. Thomas and William were tried by court martial on the charge of armed rebellion. William was acquitted, but Thomas was sentenced to death and executed by firing squad in, Cork on 9 May 1916. KEY SELLING POINTS • 16Lives fans are waiting for the final two titles to complete the set. • A key biographical series culminating in spring 2016. • Educational, entertaining and accessible. • Includes up-to-date archival records and photographs. ISBN 13: 9781847172655, 320pp p/b, £11.99 Published by O’BRIEN Rep Territories: UK Available February 2016

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On Thursday, September 3rd, the final Neapolitan novel The Story of the Lost Child was published in the UK and Ireland by Europa Editions (9781609452865, p/b, 480pp, £11.99). The Neapolitan novels tell the story of a friendship between two women. They are extraordinary.





“Ferrante’s own writing has no limits, is willing to take every thought forward to its most radical conclusion and backwards to its most radical birthing.” – James Wood, The New Yorker “The Publishing Story of the Decade. ” – The Sunday Times “There is a gossipy ease in the style of Ferrante’s Neapolitan quartet, a transparency, an aliveness above all.” – London Review of Books If the approbation offered by the literary press isn’t enough, hear it from the mouths of Turnaround’s own Marketing Department:

Jenn: “If Elena and Lila had grown up in Yorkshire in the 90’s, I like to think we’d have snuck cigarettes together behind the bike shed and listened to Riot Grrrl. As it is, I had to watch them struggle with rampant misogyny, violence, confusion and heartbreak from mid-century Naples instead.” Tom: “I found it difficult to read anything else for weeks after I finished my proof of The Story of the Lost Child. After Ferrante, other female characters just didn’t seem well-written.” Heather: “Being mostly quite self-centred in my reading, I generally tend towards contemporary settings, so wasn’t quite sure if I was up to the task of Ferrante. ‘Task’ turned out to be a wholly unsuitable term. Her writing carries you along, until you’re hundreds of pages into the lives of Lila and Elena without even realising, the ebb and flow of their daily struggles turning the pages for you.” Sarah: “I can see myself within it – I can see myself as a young woman, wanting my friends and me to stay together and the same forever, while in reality seeing us all change vastly and take different paths.” Clara: “At no point does [lead charachter] Elena say, ‘ooh I know it’s silly to care this much about a friendship, she’s not my wife.’ In her stringent refusal to gaslight herself, Ferrante validates for everyone else how treacherous, heartbreaking and important friendships can be.”

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