We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Arne Dahl, To the Top of the Mountain The book is scheduled to come out on 26th June, 2014.
After the disastrous end to their last case, the Intercrime team - a specialist unit created to investigate violent, international crime - has been disbanded, their leader forced into early retirement. The six officers have been scattered throughout the country. Detectives Paul Hjelm and Kerstin Holm are investigating the senseless murder of a young footballer supporter in a pub in Stockholm, Arto Söderstedt and Viggo Norlander are working on mundane cases, Gunnar Nyber is tackling child pornography while Jorge Chavez is immersed in research. But when a man is blown up in a high-security prison, a major drugs baron comes under attack and a massacre takes place in a dark suburb, the Intercrime team are urgently reconvened. There is something dangerous approaching Sweden, and they are the only people who can do anything to stop it.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Henning Mankell, An Event in Autumn. The book is scheduled to come out on 4th September, 2014.
Some cases aren't as cold as you'd think. Kurt Wallander's life looks like it has taken a turn for the better when his offer on a new house is accepted, only for him to uncover something unexpected in the garden - the skeleton of a middle-aged woman. As police officers comb the property, Wallander attempts to get his new life back on course by finding the woman's killer with the aid of his daughter, Linda. But when another discovery is made in the garden, Wallander is forced to delve further back into the area's past. A treat for fans and new readers alike, this is a never before published Kurt Wallander novella
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Graham Joyce, The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit. The book is scheduled to come out on 5th August, 2014.
Critically acclaimed author Graham Joyce returns with a sexy, suspenseful,and slightly supernatural novel set 1976 England during the hottest summer in living memory, in a seaside resort where the past still haunts the present. David, a college student, takes a summer job at a run-down family resort in a dying English resort town. This is against the wishes of his family . . . because it was at this resort where David's biological father disappeared fifteen years earlier. But something undeniable has called David there.
A deeper otherworldliness lies beneath the surface of what we see. The characters have a suspicious edge to them . . . David is haunted by eerie visions of a mysterious man carrying a rope, walking hand-in-hand with a small child . . . and the resort is under siege by a plague of ladybugs. Something different is happening in this town.
When David gets embroiled in a fiercely torrid love triangle, the stakes turn more and more menacing. And through it all, David feels as though he is getting closer to the secrets of his own past.
This is a darkly magic and sexy book that has a strong suspense line running through it. It's destined to continue to pull in a wider circle of readers for the exceptionally talented Graham Joyce.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for two new books by Paul McAuley, Something Coming Through and Into Everywhere. The first book is scheduled to come out on 19th February, 2015.
The aliens are here. And they want to help. The extraordinary new project from one of the country's most acclaimed and consistently brilliantly SF novelists of the last 30 years. Something Coming Through and it's sequel Into Everywhere will extend, explore and complete the near future shared by the popular and highly acclaimed short stories in the Jackaroo sequence, including 'The Choice', which won the 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. They present new perspectives on one of the central ideas of science and science-fiction - are we alone in the universe? - through two separate narratives.
Something Coming Through is set in a recognisable but significantly different near future London: half-ruined by a nuclear explosion, flooding and climate change; altered by the arrival of aliens who call themselves the Jackaroo. Into Everywhere moves from a desert world littered with the ruins and enigmatic artifacts of a dozen former clients of the Jackaroo, through a quest across a brutally pragmatic interstellar empire, to a world almost as old as the universe.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Mikhail Elizarov, The Librarian. The book is scheduled to come out on 24th April, 2014.
An epic full of video game-like battles, Russian landscapes and old babushkas, who fight with scythes
As the introduction to this book will tell you, the books of Gromov, obscure and long forgotten propaganda author of the Soviet era, have such effect on their readers that they suddenly enjoy supernatural powers. Understandably, these readers need to keep accessing these books at all costs and gather into groups around book-bearers, or as they're called, librarians. Alexei, until now a loser, comes to collect an uncle's inheritance and unexpectedly becomes a librarian. He tells his story.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Xiaolu Guo, I Am China. The book is scheduled to come out on 5th June, 2014.
I am China takes us from a detention centre in Dover, where exiled Chinese musician Jian is awaiting an unknown fate, to the seedy bars of small-town America with his girlfriend Mu, and the lively streets of East London where translator Iona Kirkpatrick is feeling adrift in her life. As Iona deciphers Jian and Mu's ink-smudged letters and diary entries she unravels their poignant story to a tragic and powerful end. Xiaolu Guo brings her unique blend of her heritage of ancient Chinese folk legends and her fresh take on contemporary living to this mesmerising new novel. I am China is a love story of modern times and a vibrant, wise (and very funny) portrayal of multicultural society.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land. The book is scheduled to come out on 5th August, 2014.
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.
Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Ted Kosmatka, Divining Light. The book is scheduled to come out on 5th August, 2014.
Brilliantly conceived and multilayered, Divining Light is a high-concept thriller that questions what it really means to be human
In Ted Kosmatka’s wildly original and genre-busting Divining Light, a groundbreaking new discovery changes the world forever.
Out of a job and struggling with depression and alcohol abuse after a breakdown, the brilliant quantum physicist Eric Angus is given a second chance after he’s hired on a probationary basis by an old friend who runs Hansen, a prestigious Boston-area research lab. Unable to find inspiration for a project, Eric stumbles upon old equipment used for Feynman’s double-slit experiment and decides to re-create the test in order to see the results for himself.
Eric probes deeper into Feynman’s theory, with the help of fellow scientists Satish and Mi Chang. After extensive tests on frogs, dogs, chimps, working their way up every phylum, class, and order in the animal kingdom, Eric and his team establish a link between conscious observation and an evolutionary trait that is distinctly human: the soul. Mass chaos ensues after they publish the results of their experiment and Eric is bombarded by reporters angling for exclusive interviews and wanting to debate the varying implications. Questions arise when certain people appear to be “soulless,” and after Satish mysteriously disappears, Eric risks everything to answer them.
We are very happy to showcase cover art and synopsis for the new book by Rod Rees, Invent-10n. The book came out on 1st October, 2013.
Look over your shoulder. Do you see the camera? Then dig that even as you read these words of sedition and denial you are being watched by the ever e-quisitive National Protection Agency. The National Protection Agency – omnipresent, omniscient and most ominous – which runs PanOptika, the spider at the centre of the Web. What’s the slogan: watching out for the good guys by watching out for the bad guys. But who watches the watchers? So dig this cats and kittens: if we do nothing soon we must kneel, digitally-dutiful, before National Protection, and then there will be no chance to zig when the ChumBots say zag, or to beep when they say bop. Realise that PanOptika triumphant means we will not be able to think, to act, to speak or to move without the spirit-sapping realisation that the badniks know everything … everything. This is my warning.