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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.

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The final Moe Prager mystery

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.”

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LAKE OF TEARS Mary Logue

Claire Watkins is back! …more

DEAD LIL’ HUSTLER Victoria Houston

Loon Lake Mystey #14! …more

COUNTRY HARDBALL Steve Weddle

“…dazzling…” New York Timesmore

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a spectacular downward spiral

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)

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forthcoming and recent fiction

OF SEA AND CLOUD Jon Keller

Lobstermen and murder … more

NAKED Betsy Franco

A boundless love transcending time… more

from the vault

A Man, the Dog, an RV starting out across America

Driven by tragedy to turn his back on human society, the Dog is on a quest to fish himself into oblivion. And he’s nearly made it. Playing the back highways of America in a wounded old RV . . . provisioned with a supply of peanut butter sandwiches, bad cigars, and vodka-Tang . . . armed with a loaded pistol (for when the money runs out) . . . the Dog is nearly at the end of his tether when he rolls into little Black Earth, Wisconsin, intending to fish the yellow sally stonefly hatch . . . and finds a body instead.

“Galligan portrays the radiantly quirky characters with deft strokes, pulling their strings with panache and outlining their world with humor and acceptance. A real treat.” -Library Journal

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also from the vault


BLOOD COUNTRY Mary Logue

The first installment in the Claire Watkins mystery series by Mary Logue…more

MURDER IN STORE DC Brod

Quint McCauley’s investigative career starts here in the Chicago area…more

A PRAYER FOR DAWN Nathan Singer

Debut novel! Dawn asks, “What if nothing is right?”…more

UNTOUCHABLE Scott O’Connor

Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction…more

ROGUE MALES Craig McDonald

Author and journalist McDonald interviews many of the top names in crime fiction…more

PROVINCETOWN FOLLIES: BANGKOK BLUES Randall Peffer

Tuki Aparecio and Michael Decastro connect here …more