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Happy   to JANE AND THE FINAL MYSTERY by Stephanie Barron 🎉“The real joy of these books is how Barron recreates the witt...
10/24/2023

Happy to JANE AND THE FINAL MYSTERY by Stephanie Barron 🎉

“The real joy of these books is how Barron recreates the witty, coded language of the Georgian era and incorporates historical material about the Austen family, gleaned from the correspondence its members left behind. Verily, the books are fictitious but they feel like they pull back the curtains on Austen's real life better than any biography could.” —Star Tribune

“Witty, immaculately researched.” —USA Today

“Barron nails the period. She talks the talk and knows her history.” —The Boston Globe

"Wonderful . . . echoing the rhythms of the Austen novels with uncanny ease."—Entertainment Weekly

“Some of the most enjoyable, well-written fanfic ever created.” —O Magazine

New this week from Soho 🎉THE GOTH HOUSE EXPERIMENT by SJ Sindu: An uncanny and electric story collection from SJ Sindu, ...
10/17/2023

New this week from Soho 🎉

THE GOTH HOUSE EXPERIMENT by SJ Sindu: An uncanny and electric story collection from SJ Sindu, Lambda Literary finalist and Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award–winning author of 'Blue-Skinned Gods.'

Now in paperback:
WITNESSES FOR THE DEAD edited by Gary Phillips and Gar Anthony Haywood: How does witnessing a crime change a person? This powerful collection of stories by a star-studded roster of contributors examines this very question, with proceeds benefiting the Alliance for Safe Traffic Stops.

Now in paperback:
DEATH ON A WINTER STROLL by Francine Mathews: No-nonsense Nantucket detective Merry Folger grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and two murders as the island is overtaken by Hollywood stars and DC suits.

In her recommendation of SJ Sindu's short story, "Patriots' Day," Ilana Masad writes "The humanity and pathos with which...
10/10/2023

In her recommendation of SJ Sindu's short story, "Patriots' Day," Ilana Masad writes "The humanity and pathos with which Sindu renders each of her characters does not absolve them of their wrongdoings. Amit isn’t a perfect man—nor should he need to be. Pamela is not a perfect woman—nor do her imperfections explain or easily lead to her act of violence."

Read Masad's full recommendation and the short story for SJ Sindu's new short story collection on Electric Literature: https://electricliterature.com/patriots-day-by-sj-sindu/

THE GOTH HOUSE EXPERIMENT is out everywhere on Tuesday, October 17.

"Patriots' Day" from THE GOTH HOUSE EXPERIMENT by SJ Sindu, recommended by Ilana Masad

There's no better way to celebrate spooky season than with all of your favorite horror authors in one (virtual) room. Jo...
10/05/2023

There's no better way to celebrate spooky season than with all of your favorite horror authors in one (virtual) room. Join Sara Gran on October 10 at 8pm CT // 9pm ET as she discusses the reissue of her cult classic horror, COME CLOSER, with award-winning authors Stephen Graham Jones and Paul Tremblay.

This event will be hosted by Mystery To Me and you can register for free here: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/come-closer

Register now for Livestream: Sara Gran in Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones & Paul Tremblay on crowdcast, scheduled to go live on October 10, 2023, 08:00 PM CDT.

There's no better way to celebrate spooky season than with all of your favorite horror authors in one (virtual) room. Jo...
10/05/2023

There's no better way to celebrate spooky season than with all of your favorite horror authors in one (virtual) room. Join Sara Gran on October 10 at 8pm CT // 9pm ET as she discusses the reissue of her cult classic horror, "Come Closer," with award-winning authors Stephen Graham Jones and Paul Tremblay.

This event is hosted by Mystery to Me and you can register for free here: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/come-closer

Today at 2pm ET, join Leonie Swann, Stephen Mack Jones, and James R. Benn during the October installment of Soho Crime's...
10/03/2023

Today at 2pm ET, join Leonie Swann, Stephen Mack Jones, and James R. Benn during the October installment of Soho Crime's new digital event series, The Lineup!

Register for the free event here:

Register now for The Lineup from Soho Crime: October Showcase on crowdcast, scheduled to go live on October 3, 2023, 01:00 PM CDT.

Enter a Goodreads giveaway to win a copy of COME CLOSER by Sara Gran this spooky season! 👻📕The deluxe reissue of this cu...
10/02/2023

Enter a Goodreads giveaway to win a copy of COME CLOSER by Sara Gran this spooky season! 👻📕

The deluxe reissue of this cult classic tale of demonic possession that Paul Tremblay called “a perfect horror novel” includes a new post-script by the author and an “Are You Haunted?” questionnaire.

Enter to win one of 50 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Oct 02-Oct 30, 2023. Demonic possession or psychic break? One of Esquire's Top 50 horro...

The New York Times Books recommends AESTHETICA in this week's Paperback Row! Allie Rowbottom's first novel is narrated b...
09/29/2023

The New York Times Books recommends AESTHETICA in this week's Paperback Row! Allie Rowbottom's first novel is narrated by Anna, a 35 year old influencer about to undergo a high-risk surgery to reverse all of her past cosmetic procedures. What follows is a propulsive, dark, and moving examination of feminism, , and mother-daughter relationships that confronts our collective addiction to followers, filters, and faux realities.

AESTHETICA will be available in paperback this Tuesday, October 3 wherever books are sold.

Read more from the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/09/29/books/review/new-paperbacks-aviv.html

09/26/2023

Demonic possession or psychic break? One of Esquire's Top 50 horror novels of all time delves deep into the terrifying consequences of losing control, now avilable in a new edition with a brand new post-script by the author and a "Are You Haunted?" questionnaire.

"A perfect horror novel."—Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

A recurrent, unidentifiable noise in her apartment. A memo to her boss that's replaced by obscene insults. Amanda—a successful architect in a happy marriage—finds her life going off kilter by degrees. She starts smoking again, and one night for no reason, without even the knowledge that she's doing it, she burns her husband with a cigarette. At night she dreams of a beautiful woman with pointed teeth on the shore of a blood-red sea.

The new voice in Amanda's head, the one that tells her to steal things and talk to strange men in bars, is strange and frightening, and Amanda struggles to wrest back control of her life. A book on demon possession suggests that the figure on the shore could be the demon Naamah, known to scholars of the Kabbalah as the second wife of Adam, who stole into his dreams and tricked him into fathering her child. Whatever the case, as the violence of her erratic behavior increases, Amanda knows that she must act to put her life right, or see it destroyed.

Calling all "Slow Horses" fans! Season 3 of the hit show from Apple TV inspired by Mick Herron's Slough House series is ...
09/20/2023

Calling all "Slow Horses" fans! Season 3 of the hit show from Apple TV inspired by Mick Herron's Slough House series is set to premiere on December 1.

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Gary Oldman and the Slow Horses gang return with the first two episodes of Season 3 on December 1 with new episodes to be released individually each Friday through December 29 via Apple. The series…

2 weeks until our exciting October showcase! Join these Soho Crime authors as they discuss their fall book releases for ...
09/20/2023

2 weeks until our exciting October showcase! Join these Soho Crime authors as they discuss their fall book releases for THE LINEUP. 🍂📚🕵️💬

🎟️🌐 Register for free now: https://crowdcast.io/c/lineup-oct-showcase

👀 Purchase any of the featured event books from our independent bookstore partner Mystery to Me using code Lineup10 to get 30% off! (Code valid through end of event.)

“Herron keeps up his gravity-defying balancing act: belly-laugh spy spoof on one side, elegiac state-of-the-nation satir...
09/19/2023

“Herron keeps up his gravity-defying balancing act: belly-laugh spy spoof on one side, elegiac state-of-the-nation satire on the other, with a thin, taut line of polished prose between.” —Financial Times

WIN a copy of Ilaria Tuti's new Teresa Battaglia novel, DAUGHTER OF ASHES through Goodreads!“Superintendent Teresa Batta...
09/18/2023

WIN a copy of Ilaria Tuti's new Teresa Battaglia novel, DAUGHTER OF ASHES through Goodreads!

“Superintendent Teresa Battaglia is a detective for the ages, and her violent history collides with even more violent rituals as Ilaria Tuti takes readers into the dark heart of crime. DAUGHTER OF ASHES is an enveloping, elegant puzzle box mystery, every page of which sparkles and sings.”
—Tessa Wegert, author of 'The Kind to Kill'

Enter to win one of 50 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Sep 18-Oct 13, 2023. In the stunning conclusion to Ilaria Tuti’s gripping series set in...

Happy   to THE SECRET HOURS by Mick Herron 🎉A gripping standalone spy thriller from the  #1 Sunday Times bestselling aut...
09/12/2023

Happy to THE SECRET HOURS by Mick Herron 🎉

A gripping standalone spy thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Slow Horses, with a riveting reveal about a disastrous MI5 mission in Cold War Berlin—an absolute must-read for Slough House fans.

Two years ago, a hostile Prime Minister launched the Monochrome inquiry, investigating "historical over-reaching" by the British Secret Service. Monochrome’s mission was to ferret out any hint of misconduct by any MI5 officer—and allowed Griselda Fleet and Malcolm Kyle, the two civil servants seconded to the project, unfettered access to any and all confidential information in the Service archives in order to do so.

But MI5’s formidable First Desk did not become Britain’s top spy by accident, and she has successfully thwarted the inquiry at every turn. Now the administration that created Monochrome has been ousted, the investigation is a total bust—and Griselda and Malcolm are stuck watching as their career prospects are washed away by the pounding London rain.

Until the eve of Monochrome’s shuttering, when an MI5 case file appears without explanation. It is the buried history of a classified operation in 1994 Berlin—an operation that ended in tragedy and scandal, whose cover-up has rewritten thirty years of Service history.

The Secret Hours is a dazzling entry point into Mick Herron’s body of work, a standalone spy thriller that is at once unnerving, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny. It is also the breathtaking secret history that Slough House fans have been waiting for.

📕✨ Enter to WIN a copy of Stephen Mack Jones's new upcoming August Snow novel DEUS X through our Goodreads   . This four...
09/11/2023

📕✨ Enter to WIN a copy of Stephen Mack Jones's new upcoming August Snow novel DEUS X through our Goodreads .

This fourth installment in the series follows Detroit ex-cop August Snow as he puts his life on the line to protect a friend from modern-day Templars sworn to protect the name of the Catholic church at all costs, leading August to grapple with his own faith.

Enter to win one of 50 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Sep 11-Oct 09, 2023. Detroit ex-cop August Snow puts his life on the line to protect a ...

09/08/2023

ATTENTION:

Mick Herron's virtual event with John Sandford hosted by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore will now be taking place at 1pm PT // 4PM ET.

Learn more: https://calendar.time.ly/9plshfqx/event/76805029/20230908120000

Bold literary voices, award-winning international crime fiction, groundbreaking young adult fiction.

For fans of 'The Song of Achilles,' a q***r and fiercely feminist retelling of a little-known Greek myth: the ultimate s...
09/08/2023

For fans of 'The Song of Achilles,' a q***r and fiercely feminist retelling of a little-known Greek myth: the ultimate story of sacrifice and forbidden desire—now available in a deluxe reissue.

In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the Underworld in his place. But who was Alcestis before she was married? Other than her love for Admetus, what circumstances led her to make this ultimate sacrifice? And what happened to her in the three days she spent in the Underworld?

Katharine Beutner’s lush, emotionally devastating debut explores the magical reality of Ancient Greece, where gods attend weddings and the afterlife is just a river away, as Alcestis goes on a heroine’s journey from sheltered princess to self-actualized savior—redefining love and discovering her own power. Giving an achingly beautiful voice to the most misunderstood wives of Greek mythology, Alcestis is the Underworld as you’ve never seen it before.

This deluxe edition features discussion questions, a craft essay, and a bonus short story.

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Happy   to PROUD SORROWS, the latest installment in the Billy Boyle WWII Mystery series by James R. Benn 🎉Set in 1944, U...
09/07/2023

Happy to PROUD SORROWS, the latest installment in the Billy Boyle WWII Mystery series by James R. Benn 🎉

Set in 1944, US Army Captain Billy Boyle investigates a murder in a charming English village, where personal vendettas tangle with wartime espionage. All Billy’s ex-Boston cop instincts are put to the test as he interviews grieving, angry, and conniving citizens in search of the truth.

“Benn is a master of suspense; his work builds to the end and never loosens its grip upon the reader. Even if this is your first Billy Boyle Mystery you will find PROUD SORROWS a satisfying read!” —Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Rutledge mysteries and the Bess Crawford mysteries

https://sohopress.com/books/proud-sorrows/

Join authors Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and more for a series of live virtual events leading up to the release of Mick...
09/02/2023

Join authors Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and more for a series of live virtual events leading up to the release of Mick Herron's new standalone spy thriller THE SECRET HOURS!

RSVP for free and find out more here: https://www.mickherronbooks.com/2023-us-tour

Mick Herron's new standalone spy thriller THE SECRET HOURS (9.12.23) makes People Magazine's “Must-Read Books for Fall 2...
09/01/2023

Mick Herron's new standalone spy thriller THE SECRET HOURS (9.12.23) makes People Magazine's “Must-Read Books for Fall 2023” list!

Check out the full list and pre-order your copy of THE SECRET HOURS today.

Here all of the best books to cozy up with this fall

Happy   to THE SUNSET YEARS OF AGNES SHARP, a New York Times Editors' Pick! 🎉A quirky group of seniors attempts to solve...
08/29/2023

Happy to THE SUNSET YEARS OF AGNES SHARP, a New York Times Editors' Pick! 🎉

A quirky group of seniors attempts to solve one murder while covering up another—with the help of an enterprising tortoise—in this twisty, darkly funny mystery from the author of 'Three Bags Full.'

"A mystery like a gingerbread house, rich and warm and sweet and dark . . . A splendid, life-affirming book, funny and clever, suspenseful and touching. And like all good novels, it features a tortoise.” —A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Woman in the Window'

https://books.sohopress.com/thesunsetyearsofagnessharp

The final countdown: THE SECRET HOURS will be out in less than a month! ⏱ ⏱ ⏱The links to solve our top secret cipher, g...
08/16/2023

The final countdown: THE SECRET HOURS will be out in less than a month! ⏱ ⏱ ⏱

The links to solve our top secret cipher, get your signed copy, sign up for free virtual events, and get exclusive "Slough House" merch are below.

Solve the cipher: https://www.mickherronbooks.com/solve-the-secret-hours-cipher

Get your signed copy: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-hours-mick-herron/1142804259?ean=9781641295840

Sign up for free virtual events: https://www.mickherronbooks.com/2023-us-tour

Submit your preorder receipt to free coasters: https://pre-order-the-secret-hours.paperform.co/

Now in paperback: SACRIFICIO 🎉“[Sacrificio] imagines an extreme counterrevolutionary movement during desperate times . ....
08/15/2023

Now in paperback: SACRIFICIO 🎉

“[Sacrificio] imagines an extreme counterrevolutionary movement during desperate times . . . To Rafael’s bildungsroman amid half-cocked terrorists and a love triangle with their leaders, add a spy-novel parody, a kaleidoscopic Christ narrative, a battery of literary references and a portrait of Cuban life under socialism.” —The New York Times Book Review

Set in Cuba in 1998, Sacrificio is a triumphant and mesmeric work of violence, loss, and identity, following a group of young HIV-positive counterrevolutionaries who seek to overthrow the Castro government.

THIS THURSDAY: Mick Herron will have his FIRST pre-publication event for THE SECRET HOURS as part of Soho Crime and Myst...
08/15/2023

THIS THURSDAY: Mick Herron will have his FIRST pre-publication event for THE SECRET HOURS as part of Soho Crime and Mystery to Me's new virtual event series, The Lineup! Mick will be in conversation with his editor, Juliet Grames for this special preview event.

Register now for FREE: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/lineup-mick-herron

"One of my favorite reading experiences of years past was Leonie Swann’s debut, 'Three Bags Full,' in which a flock of s...
08/11/2023

"One of my favorite reading experiences of years past was Leonie Swann’s debut, 'Three Bags Full,' in which a flock of sheep try to solve the murder of their beloved shepherd... That same sense of fun comes through in 'The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp,' in which the eccentric senior citizens who share a dilapidated cottage in the English countryside must contend with a vexing dilemma: what to do with the body of a housemate that they’ve stashed in the shed."

THE SUNSET YEARS OF AGNES SHARP is in good company in Sarah Weinman's crime round-up in The New York Times this morning!

🗞Read the full roundup here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/11/books/review/new-crime-mystery-novels.html

📚Pre-order the book here: https://sohopress.com/books/the-sunset-years-of-agnes-sharp/

In Halley Sutton’s “The Hurricane Blonde,” a young woman struggles with the decades-old, still unsolved murder of her sister.

“Four days after the party, Perveen was recounting the story from a rocking chair next to Gulnaz’s bed inside Temulji’s ...
08/10/2023

“Four days after the party, Perveen was recounting the story from a rocking chair next to Gulnaz’s bed inside Temulji’s Lying-In Hospital...”

Listen to an audiobook sample of Sujata Massey's newest mystery novel, THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE. Available now at book retailers & libraries!

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The Mistress of Bhatia House (Perveen Mistry Mysteries, Book 4)Written by: Sujata MasseyPerformed by: Sneha MathanPublished by: Recorded BooksBombay’s only f...

“Hirahara delivers another perceptive novel about Japanese-Americans forcibly relocated to internment camps during WWII....
08/09/2023

“Hirahara delivers another perceptive novel about Japanese-Americans forcibly relocated to internment camps during WWII... Hirahara’s affinity for sculpting real characters and placing them in historical context while creating palatable suspense shines in EVERGREEN.”

Read mystery columnist Oline Cogdill’s full review on Naomi Hirahara's latest Japantown Mystery, EVERGREEN, in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel! 🌞🗞️

🔗 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/2023/08/08/book-review-hirahara-returns-to-l-a-in-new-japantown-mystery-evergreen/?share=ivtnewsvnw2ypgwevnip

📚🛒 EVERGREEN is available in bookstores now https://sohopress.com/books/evergreen/

In Naomi Hirahara’s ‘Evergreen,’ post World War II L.A. is both home and inhospitable for Japanese-Americans.

New this week from Soho Press and Soho Crime 🎉I HEAR YOU'RE RICH by Diane Williams:Diane Williams, “godmother of flash f...
08/08/2023

New this week from Soho Press and Soho Crime 🎉

I HEAR YOU'RE RICH by Diane Williams:

Diane Williams, “godmother of flash fiction” (The Paris Review), returns with 33 short, brilliant stories.

In Williams’ stories, life is newly alive and dangerous; whether she is writing about an affair, a request for money, an afternoon in a garden, or the simple act of carrying a cake from one room to the next, she offers us beautiful and unsettling new ways of seeing everyday life. In perfectly honed sentences, with a sly and occasionally wild wit, Williams shows us how any moment of any day can open onto disappointment, pleasure, and possibility.

Now in paperback: MURDER ON THE VINE by Camilla Trinchieri:

Ex-NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle investigates the murder of a local bartender in the Tuscan countryside.

WIN a copy of Sujata Massey's THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE through Goodreads!"Bombay’s only female solicitor, Perveen Mi...
08/04/2023

WIN a copy of Sujata Massey's THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE through Goodreads!

"Bombay’s only female solicitor, Perveen Mistry, grapples with class divisions, sexism, and complex family dynamics as she seeks justice for a mistreated young woman."

Enter to win one of 15 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 04-Sep 03, 2023. Bombay’s only female solicitor, Perveen Mistry, grapples with clas...

Mick Herron's U.S. Virtual tour is here!RSVP for free to these star-studded virtual events, and pre-order your limited e...
08/03/2023

Mick Herron's U.S. Virtual tour is here!

RSVP for free to these star-studded virtual events, and pre-order your limited edition *signed copy* of THE SECRET HOURS now from our indie bookstore event partners.

August 17, 2pm ET: Join Mystery to Me and Soho Crime's The Lineup featuring Mick Herron in conversation with his editor, Juliet Grames, for a very special preview of THE SECRET HOURS. RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/lineup-mick-herron

September 8, 2pm ET: Mick Herron in conversation with John Sandford presented by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. RSVP here: https://calendar.time.ly/9plshfqx/event/76805029/20230908120000

September 9, 4pm ET: Mick Herron in conversation with LUISA SMITH presented by Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe. RSVP here: https://www.bookpassage.com/event/mick-herron-secret-hours-online-event

September 10, 1pm ET: Mick Herron in conversation with Lee Child presented by Reads & Company. RSVP here: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/thesecrethours

September 11, 1pm ET: Mick Herron in conversation with Michael Connelly Books presented by Porter Square Books. RSVP here: https://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/mick-herron-author-secret-hours-conversation-michael-connelly

For the very first time, internationally bestselling author Mick Herron will be embarking on a US virtual tour in support of his standalone spy thriller The Secret Hours. Each event will be hosted by a different independent bookstore and all are free to attend.

Mark your calendars: the EVERGREEN tour is here! Naomi Hirahara will be appearing virtually and in bookstores across the...
08/02/2023

Mark your calendars: the EVERGREEN tour is here! Naomi Hirahara will be appearing virtually and in bookstores across the country. 📆

Fresh reads from Soho Crime this week 🎉EVERGREEN by Naomi Hirahara: A Japanese American nurse's aide navigates the dange...
08/01/2023

Fresh reads from Soho Crime this week 🎉

EVERGREEN by Naomi Hirahara: A Japanese American nurse's aide navigates the dangers of post-WWII and post-Manzanar life as she attempts to find justice for a broken family in this follow-up to the Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning 'Clark and Division.'

Now in paperback:

LADY JOKER, VOL. 2 by Kaoru Takamura: Translated by Allison Markin Powell and Marie Iida: This second half of Lady Joker, by Kaoru Takamura, the Grand Dame of Japanese crime fiction, concludes the breathtaking saga introduced in Volume I.

FROM THE SHADOWS by James R. Benn: US Army Captain Billy Boyle plunges into partisan warfare alongside betrayed French Resistance fighters in his seventeenth WWII investigation.

The first event in our new digital event series is coming up!Don't miss Katharine Beutner (KILLINGLY), Naomi Hirahara (E...
07/26/2023

The first event in our new digital event series is coming up!

Don't miss Katharine Beutner (KILLINGLY), Naomi Hirahara (EVERGREEN), Sujata Massey (THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE), and Nilima Rao (A DISAPPEARANCE IN FIJI) discuss their new books with New York Times Bestselling author Cara Black!

Register for free: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/lineup-historical-crime

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“Passersthrough touches upon the unique trials and rewards a paternal connection brings, with added ingredients including spirit possession, moving lakes full of bones, and murder house—just for good measure . . . Mourning things both alive and dead and accepting hard truths resonate deeply in these pages and will utterly chill you . . . but contentedly so.”
— FANGORIA
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Cover reveal for AESTHETICA by , coming November 2022!

In a debut novel as radiant as it is caustic, a former influencer confronts her past—and takes inventory of the damages that underpin the surface-glamour of social media.

At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the “black and white store,” peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She too is seeking rebirth. She’s about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery Aesthetica™, a procedure that will reverse all her past plastic surgery procedures, returning her, she hopes, to a truer self. Provided she survives the knife.

But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces when she is asked to participate in the public takedown of her former manager/boyfriend, who has rebranded himself as a paragon of “woke” masculinity in the post- world. With the hours ticking down to her life-threatening surgery, she must confront the ugly truth about her experiences on and off the Instagram grid.

Propulsive, dark, and moving, Aesthetica is a Veronica for the age of “Instagram face,” delivering a fresh, nuanced examination of feminism, , and mother-daughter relationships, all while confronting our collective addiction to followers, filters, and faux realities.

Happy book birthday to ONE-SHOT HARRY by Gary Phillips 🎉

“Phillips is a storyteller first, and the social chronicling never becomes didactic or overtakes the narrative. The wounds of 1963, and the foreshadowing of both better days and harsher ones, feel unnervingly fresh, and a reminder that progress, much as we wish otherwise, never adheres to a linear timeline.”
—Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review

Race and civil rights in 1963 Los Angeles provide a powerful backdrop in Gary Phillips’s riveting historical crime novel about an African American forensic photographer seeking justice for a friend—perfect for fans of Walter Mosley, James Ellroy, and George Pelecanos.

LOS ANGELES, 1963: African American Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server: chasing police radio calls and dodging baseball bats. With racial tensions running high on the eve of Martin Luther King’s Freedom Rally, Ingram risks becoming a victim at every crime scene he photographs.

When Ingram hears about a deadly automobile accident on his police scanner, he recognizes the vehicle described as belonging to his good friend and old army buddy, a white jazz trumpeter. The LAPD declares the car crash an accident, but when Ingram develops his photos, he sees signs of foul play. Ingram feels compelled to play detective, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Armed with his wits, his camera, and occasionally his C**t .45, “One-Shot” Harry plunges headfirst into the seamy underbelly of LA society, tangling with racists, leftists, gangsters, zealots, and lovers, all in the hope of finding something resembling justice for a friend.

Master storyteller and crime fiction legend Gary Phillips has filled the pages of One-Shot Harry with fascinating historical cameos, wise-cracks, tenderness, and an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride of a plot with consequences far beyond one dead body.

“With its setting, this novel might remind you of Easy Rawlins or Harry Bosch, but I would strongly recommend reading it as a counterpoint to the LA Quartet by James Ellroy. Gary Phillips authentically tells the other side – those who faced police and institutional racism in Los Angeles. And while, yes, it’s about race, the author succeeds in directing us well beyond that theme and towards something much bigger. It’s about justice.”
—Crime Fiction Lover
This Sunday (4/10), Gary Phillips joins Book Carnival, Orange, California at 2:00 PM PT to discuss his new book, One-Shot Harry!
https://www.annesbookcarnival.com/events/
"Vercher (Three-Fifths) strides back in the ring with the explosive story of a troubled Philadelphia MMA fighter whose career has stalled . . . expertly captures the brashness and discipline of combat sports as well as the harsh realities of the fighting life, delivering all of it in a swiftly paced triumph complete with a surprising one-two punch of a conclusion. This is simply brilliant."
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The amazing theme song for Apple TV's "Slow Horses" by Mick Jagger! Apple TV Plus
TOMORROW: Matt Bell joins Norwich Bookstore so discuss his new book, Refuse to Be Done!
https://www.norwichbookstore.com/event/matt-bell-refuse-be-done-online
TONIGHT! Gary Phillips joins Skylight Books at 7:00 PM PT to discuss his new book, One-Shot Harry. Learn more: https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-gary-phillips-presents-one-shot-harry
Happy (double) Book Birthday to Marcie R. Rendon! 🎉

“[Rendon] is one heck of a mystery novelist. Rendon’s Cash Blackbear books are gripping vehicles that tell broader stories about the historical persecution of American Indians.”—Oprah Daily

"The vivid writing and keen eye keep the pages turning and readers hoping for another book in this series."―Buzzfeed

Introducing Cash Blackbear, a nineteen-year-old Ojibwe woman whose visions and grit help solve a disappearance and a murder in Minnesota's Red River Valley.

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