So cold outside. So many books to read!
Is there a better time of year for books? The temperature is dropping, the fire place is crackling, and with all of the boots, gloves, mittens, hats, snow pants, and puffy jackets you’d need to enjoy outside, wouldn’t it be easier to curl up on the couch and get lost in a great novel?
We’ve got new titles from Jeff Somers (Chum), Betsy Franco (Naked), Steve Weddle (Country Hardball), and a new Sherlock Holmes collection edited by Loren D. Estleman (Sons of Moriarty), and in early 2014 a new book from Mary Logue, and Joe Nelms’ critically acclaimed debut, The Last Time I Died.
After over a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, half-way houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural home town determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn—a town without anything to hold on to but the past.
“Steve Weddle’s writing is downright dazzling…”
–New York Times
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)