Pegasus Books

Pegasus Books An independent publisher in NYC devoted to books that stimulate the intellect and the imagination.

Pegasus Books is dedicated to the aim of independent publishing that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination, be it history or philosophy, memoir or biography, literary fiction or noir thrillers. We expect our books to be no less relevant twenty-five years from now as they are today. Based in downtown Manhattan, Pegasus strives to reach readers nationwide who share our conviction that good literature is essential to the health of our cultural life. We welcome your support in our mission to deliver books that effect a vital dialogue between our authors and their audience. For press and media inquiries, please contact Jessica Case ([email protected]). For other inquiries, please contact Claiborne Hancock ([email protected]).

“Throughout [THE POISON BED], the author’s eye for gleaming edges and the textures of flesh provides much to admire ...
06/21/2019
10 New Books We Recommend This Week

“Throughout [THE POISON BED], the author’s eye for gleaming edges and the textures of flesh provides much to admire — objects and bodies in particular have a forceful and occasionally grotesque presence on the page.”

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

“This story begins in the backseat of a minivan, talking to an inquisitive child about zoos and dinosaurs.”
06/19/2019
The Advocates: Dana Chamblee Carpenter

“This story begins in the backseat of a minivan, talking to an inquisitive child about zoos and dinosaurs.”

Welcome to our spring/summer series, The Advocates. We wanted to pay tribute to the bloggers, writers, book stores, fairs, conferences, organizations, teachers, and anyone/anything else who has helped us, or the crime fiction community, on our…

“Animals contribute to our own well-being in ways we are just starting to realize. And we are recognizing that we as a...
06/15/2019
"Our Symphony with Animals" Emphasizes Shared Destinies

“Animals contribute to our own well-being in ways we are just starting to realize. And we are recognizing that we as a species don’t live in a vacuum.”

An Interview with Dr. Aysha Akhtar, author of "Our Symphony with Animals."

.@SJRozan’s latest takes the acclaimed detective duo of Lydia Chin & Bill Smith into the Deep South—and the land of ...
06/13/2019

[email protected]’s latest takes the acclaimed detective duo of Lydia Chin & Bill Smith into the Deep South—and the land of the blues—to investigate a murder within the Chinese community.

Check out the #PaperSon’s #DeltaBlues playlist on @Spotify!
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“Mukherjee finds a way to telling a ripping tale while giving a sketch of a unique time.”
06/11/2019
SMOKE AND ASHES by Abir Mukherjee

“Mukherjee finds a way to telling a ripping tale while giving a sketch of a unique time.”

The adventures of Sam Wyndham and Surrender-Not continue in this third installment of the series by Abir Mukherjee. I haven’t read the other two but I had no trouble jumping right into the ad…

“SJ Rozan’s superior prose and characterizations will make even newcomers hope for a shorter wait for the next book ...
06/09/2019
Mystery/Thriller Book Review: Paper Son by S.J. Rozan. Pegasus Crime, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-1-64313-129-0

“SJ Rozan’s superior prose and characterizations will make even newcomers hope for a shorter wait for the next book in the series.”

⭐’ed review in Publishers Weekly for #PaperSon!

Last seen in 2011’s Ghost Hero, Lydia Chin and Bill Smith venture into unfamiliar terrain—the Deep South—in Edgar winner Rozan’s stellar 12th novel featuring the two New York City PIs. To Lyd

Lyndon Wyld is on the search for this summer’s newest brand ambassadors. . . But after last summers tragedy, it’s th...
06/08/2019
Book Review: Malibu Bluff by Janna King - REALLY INTO THIS

Lyndon Wyld is on the search for this summer’s newest brand ambassadors. . . But after last summers tragedy, it’s the last job Mia wants.

Book Review: Malibu Bluff by Janna King - As you read her books, you will feel like you’re getting a preview of the next best reality TV show.

What was life like before the periodic table?
06/05/2019
Before there was a periodic table, there was chaos

What was life like before the periodic table?

In this excerpt from "Mendeleyev’s Dream: The Quest for the Elements," author Paul Strathern describes the state of science in the 19th century, and the growing hope that chemistry could explain the world

“The novel’s depiction of the Jacobean age has the vivid, cleverly constructed and always faintly unreal quality of ...
06/03/2019
A Thriller Set in Jacobean England Delves Into a Notorious Murder

“The novel’s depiction of the Jacobean age has the vivid, cleverly constructed and always faintly unreal quality of a stage set. Fremantle doesn’t elide the differences between the present and the past in favor of a kind of immediacy, but rather presents the period as a cabinet of curiosities.”

In “The Poison Bed,” Elizabeth Fremantle reopens the case of Robert and Frances Carr, aristocrats charged with killing a man who opposed their marriage.

Was Gatsby an Oxford man?
06/01/2019
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Gatsby’s Oxford’ by Christopher A. Snyder

Was Gatsby an Oxford man?

Those who have read “The Great Gatsby” only once in the ballpark of 10th grade might be forgiven for not realizing the great importance placed in the novel on Oxford. In his history, “Gatsby’s Oxford: Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929,” Christopher A. Snyder rem...

“Lauren Johnson: Author, Historian gives us a convincing picture of Henry, a gentle man unsuited to his position, and ...
05/31/2019
‘The Shadow King’ Review: Why Henry VI Was the Wrong Man for the Job

“Lauren Johnson: Author, Historian gives us a convincing picture of Henry, a gentle man unsuited to his position, and of his bloody and brutal times.“
—The Wall Street Journal

As France balked and dynastic rivalry intensified, a gentle, pious man occupied the English throne. No one was less suited for medieval kingship.

“Some of the largest cases the NYPD investigates involve animal-fighting rings. These operations run deep underground ...
05/29/2019
How Do the Police in New York City Deal With Animal Cruelty?

“Some of the largest cases the NYPD investigates involve animal-fighting rings. These operations run deep underground with extensive networks throughout the country and even the world.”

Outside an expansive seventh-floor auditorium, I gaze at the sweeping Manhattan skyline. The Police Academy in Queens, New York, is holding a training session today on animal cruelty for its police…

Featuring #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun, among other amazing reads! 📚📚📚
05/28/2019
9 Travel Books That Will Seriously Spark Your Summer Wanderlust

Featuring #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun, among other amazing reads! 📚📚📚

The first official day of summer is just weeks away, and for some people, those long days of warm weather mean just one thing: that the season of wanderlust is in full swing, and it’s time to hit the road. Or the air! Or the sea! (Or, whatever else…

“Greene’s 1958 novel, filmed soon afterwards by Carol Reed, was a satire of British foreign policy in the wake of ou...
05/26/2019
‘Where every vice was permissible’: Graham Greene’s Cuba | The Spectator

“Greene’s 1958 novel, filmed soon afterwards by Carol Reed, was a satire of British foreign policy in the wake of our national humiliation over Suez — so not a world away from the situation we face today.”

Cuba meant a lot to Graham Greene. Behind his writing desk in his flat in Antibes he had a painting by the Cuban artist René Portocarrero, presented to him by Fidel Castro, who had signed his name on…

Gary Phillips' crime novels (or short stories, anthologies, comics, or in this case, graphic novels–he really does it ...
05/25/2019
The Gary Phillips Interview– Part 1: The Be-Bop Barbarians

Gary Phillips' crime novels (or short stories, anthologies, comics, or in this case, graphic novels–he really does it all) not only deal with with laws broken, but also with a broken social order where racism and corporate greed run amok.

A criminally compelling web site by professional crime writers and crime fighters.

One hundred miles or more?! Yes, you heard that right. . .
05/21/2019
Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance with Author Adharanand Finn

One hundred miles or more?! Yes, you heard that right. . .

SALT LAKE CITY -- WHY!!?? That's the question that comes to my mind when I hear about 100 mile runs. Any running race longer than a marathon (26.2 miles) is considered an ultra run or an ultra race. While it sounds downright insane to a lot of people, it's a genuine phenomenon with races through des...

“This brilliantly crafted, slow-burn crime novel from Australian Clifford (All These Perfect Strangers) slides with de...
05/18/2019
Mystery/Thriller Book Review: Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. Pegasus Crime, $25.95 (272p) ISBN 978-1-64313-076-7

“This brilliantly crafted, slow-burn crime novel from Australian Clifford (All These Perfect Strangers) slides with delicious subtlety from a story that begins in small-town reminiscences and regrets, moves into amateur investigation blended with personal history and deep secrets, and then takes a plunge into driving thriller territory.”
—Publishers Weekly (⭐)

This brilliantly crafted, slow-burn crime novel from Australian Clifford (All These Perfect Strangers) slides with delicious subtlety from a story that begins in small-town reminiscences and

“Through first-person accounts and passages that allow Indigenous people to tell their stories in their own words, thi...
05/16/2019
Every Day is Earth Day: 365 Books to Start Your Climate Change Library

“Through first-person accounts and passages that allow Indigenous people to tell their stories in their own words, this book explains how Indigenous ways of life contribute to biological diversity and conservation.”

The idea of a single day devoted to the earth is absurd. In the 49 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated, human civilization—checked by neither morality nor policy—has wrecked devastation …

05/15/2019
Himalaya Bound

Now in paperback! The prize-winning and critically acclaimed work of literary journalism that follows a nomadic family’s fraught migration to the high Himalayan plains.

Michael will be at Deschutes Public Library, Annie Bloom's Books, Elliott Bay Book Company, Watermark Book Co., Village Books in Fairhaven, and the Country Bookshelf the month of June! Learn more about this incredible journey.

The website for Himalaya Bound: One Family's Quest to Save Their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life.

“Mukherjee finds a way to telling a ripping tale while giving a sketch of a unique time.”
05/12/2019
SMOKE AND ASHES by Abir Mukherjee

“Mukherjee finds a way to telling a ripping tale while giving a sketch of a unique time.”

The adventures of Sam Wyndham and Surrender-Not continue in this third installment of the series by Abir Mukherjee. I haven’t read the other two but I had no trouble jumping right into the ad…

In honor of #MothersDay, #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun is an Amazon Kindle Boxed Deal this weekend! 🐴📚
05/10/2019
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland

In honor of #MothersDay, #WildHorsesOfTheSummerSun is an Amazon Kindle Boxed Deal this weekend! 🐴📚

A wondrous story of adventure and friendship featuring a group of women who ride Icelandic horses."Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us."―Virgina WoolfEach June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern Iceland,...

As adoring crowds look on in horror, a popular president is struck by two bullets from a weapon wielded by a lone gunman...
05/08/2019

As adoring crowds look on in horror, a popular president is struck by two bullets from a weapon wielded by a lone gunman during a goodwill visit to a newly thriving American city. . .

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🌊 Happy #pubday to #MalibuBluff! 🌊“Janna really captures a time period in our society where everything is docume...
05/07/2019
Book Review: Malibu Bluff by Janna King - REALLY INTO THIS

🌊 Happy #pubday to #MalibuBluff! 🌊

“Janna really captures a time period in our society where everything is documented and overshared on social media. . . . We are a society open to sharing our every move, and Janna has captured this in both her books.”

Book Review: Malibu Bluff by Janna King - As you read her books, you will feel like you’re getting a preview of the next best reality TV show.

Hey #Berkeley! What does humanity look like in a world of thinking machines? Come find out on Wednesday 5/8! Second even...
05/05/2019

Hey #Berkeley! What does humanity look like in a world of thinking machines? Come find out on Wednesday 5/8! Second event to follow on 5/10 in #Monterey
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Featuring some great reads, including #BetweenHopeAndFear and #TheEndOfTheBeginning 💉
05/04/2019
What You Should Read to Understand the Measles Epidemic

Featuring some great reads, including #BetweenHopeAndFear and #TheEndOfTheBeginning 💉

In her Prescribed Reading column, Abigail Zuger looks at books exploring the immune system and the tumultuous history of vaccination.

A new #JamesBond film is in the works, and its announcement was made live from Ian Fleming's lush Jamaican retreat, Gold...
05/01/2019
BOND 25 LIVE REVEAL | James Bond 007

A new #JamesBond film is in the works, and its announcement was made live from Ian Fleming's lush Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye—where Fleming returned annually, from 1946 to his death, and where he wrote *every single* Bond book.

#Goldeneye, by Matthew Parker, chronicles this remarkble manse—and the man who called it his writing studio ⤵️ http://pegasusbooks.com/books/goldeneye-9781605986869-hardcover

BOND 25 LIVE REVEAL Posted 25.04.2019 Tweet MORE FROM THE WORLD OF 007 Posted 25.04.2019 BOND 25 START OF PRODUCTION Filming gets underway on new 007 adventure Posted 08.04.2019 Focus of the Week: Valentin Zukovsky Meet GOLDENEYE’s Russian mafia boss Posted 08.04.2019 Nadja Regin 1931 - 2019 Poste...

04/30/2019
The making and unmaking of South Sudan

#Oslo! Zach Vertin will be talking #ARopeFromTheSky, #Sudan, and #SouthSudan tonight at Litteraturhuset.

See you at 6! 🌍📚🗯️

Book launch

Congratulations to Les Klinger, whose #ClassicAmericanCrimeFictionOfThe1920s won for Best Critical/Biographical book!
04/26/2019
Edgar Award Nominees

Congratulations to Les Klinger, whose #ClassicAmericanCrimeFictionOfThe1920s won for Best Critical/Biographical book!

The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard (Blackstone Publishing)House Witness by Mike Lawson (Grove Atlantic – Atlantic Monthly Press)A Gambler’s Jury by Victor Methos (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (Hachette Book Group – Mulholland)Only t...

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