Lazy Days Are Meant For Great Books
Spring is springing and we are super excited to present a powerhouse lineup to match the rising mercury.
Reed Farrel Coleman has delivered the final Moe Prager mystery, The Hollow Girl. It’s been nearly a decade of working with Reed both at Tyrus and before that at our other haunt. The guy has been nominated for two Edgar Awards for the series (and a third for a short story), has been tapped to continue Robert B. Parker’s “Jesse Stone” series, and has been an all-around essential part of this company. The Hollow Girl is an amazing sendoff to a spectacular series.
Speaking of popular series–Victoria Houston has returned with her newest Loon Lake mystery, Dead Lil’ Hustler. It’s the 14th book in the series. A great continuation or a great starting point. If it’s the first Loon Lake mystery you read, know that you have a lot of catching up opportunities!
But we’re not just focusing on our veteran authors. In July and August we’ve got debut novels coming out from some very talented new voices. Jon Keller’s Of Sea and Cloud draws on his experiences working on a lobster boat and Jim Ruland taps into the world of Indian casinos, desperation, and redemption in his novel Forest of Fortune.
Booklist gave The Hollow Girl a starred review and Dennis Lehane had this to say:
“In Reed Farrel Coleman’s hands, the Moe Prager novels are turning into one of the great series in PI literature. These are soulful, beautifully written investigations into an American Dream that slipped through our fingers when no one was looking. This series would make the greats—Chandler, Hammett, Ross and John D. McDonald, and James Crumley—very proud indeed.”
Christian Franco is truly embracing the despair of divorce, doing nothing to slow the implosion of his career, friendships, and relationships. He camps out at bars and picks fights, finding that getting his ass kicked allows him his only meditative moments, something he explores with sardonic zeal.
“One of the most compelling first novels in recent memory, The Last Time I Died is chilling, cinematic, and unapologetically brash, a heady mixture of all-consuming desire and mortality.”
—Booklist (starred review)