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The Orion Publishing Group has announced the welcome return ofJohn Rebus in Ian Rankin’s new novel EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD. It is the twentieth book in the Rebus series and will be published in autumn 2015.
The series, which began in 1987, is one of crime fiction’s bestselling and most critically acclaimed collections. The first book KNOTS AND CROSSES is now in its fiftieth printing, a magnificent achievement and testament to the enduring appeal of Rebus and Rankin who have been topping the bestseller lists for nearly twenty years.
For more details visit http://www.ianrankin.net!
Congratulations to the following Hachette distributed authors on their nominations for the 2014 Edgar Awards. Winners will be announced May 1, 2014.
Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin (Orion Books / HUK) 9781409109402; $15.99 Trade Paperback 9781409109419; $10.99 Mass Market Paperback
A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium. A mother determined to find the truth. A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and he quickly finds himself in deep with pretty much everyone, including DI Siobhan Clarke. All Rebus wants to do is uncover the truth. The big question is: can he be the man he once was and still stay on the right side of the law?
Best Fact Crime
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber (Twelve / HBG) 9780446505291; $29.99 Hardcover 9781455574131; $17.00 Trade Paperback (coming April 2014)
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal.
Best Fact Crime
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines by Cate Lineberry (Little, Brown & Company / HBG) 9780316220224; $30.00 Hardcover 9780316220248; $18.00 Trade Paperback (coming June 2014)
The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.
When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. A drama that captured the attention of the American public, the group and its flight crew dodged bullets and battled blinding winter storms as they climbed mountains and fought to survive, aided by courageous villagers who risked death at Nazi hands to help them.
A mesmerizing tale of the courage and heroism of ordinary people, THE SECRET RESCUE tells not only a new story of struggle and endurance, but also one of the daring rescue attempts by clandestine American and British organizations amid the tumultuous landscape of the war.
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney-Hyperion / HBG) 9781423164913; $17.99 Hardcover
A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.
In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day?
Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.
Best Young Adult
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / HBG) 9780316246767; $20.00 Hardcover
Zoe has an unconventional pen pal--Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other.
Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least somebody will know her story--somebody who knows what it's like to kill a person you love. Only through her unusual confession can Zoe hope to atone for her mistakes that have torn lives apart, and work to put her own life back together again.
Rising literary star Annabel Pitcher pens a captivating second novel, rich with her distinctive balance between humor and heart. Annabel explores the themes of first love, guilt, and grief, introducing a character with a witty voice and true emotional resonance.
For a complete list of nominees, go here: http://theedgars.com/nominees.html.
Whether you're a completely obsessed Ian Rankin worshiper, with an insatiable hunger for well-written thrillers, or a casual reader looking for an exciting new series, SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE (Orion/9781409144748) is the book for you. Full of gritty descriptions, incredible characters and a riveting plot, this book details the return of Rebus, who is investigating a car accident when news arrives that a case from 30 years ago is being reopened. It's a beautifully written book that is already getting great reviews in Canada and abroad: ‘…It’s those subtle little conversations, descriptions and humorous details that make Rankin the fine writer that he is….’ The Vancouver Sun
"One of the joys of Ian Rankin’s Rebus detective novels – apart from their intricate plotting and on-the-money descriptions of police procedures – is the soap opera: the complex interweaving of characters we have come to know and love, or, in some cases, to dislike or even hate, and sometimes love and hate together." The Globe and Mail
"Full of the author's dry humour and lovely depicted details of Scottish life, the book is a welcome reunion with an old friend." HELLO! CANADA
If you're really wild about Ian, come to one of his many events occurring across the country in the next couple of months. Visit http://www.ianrankin.net for more details.
HUK Fall Tour Dates | Janet E. Cameron, Ian Rankin, Alan Gibbons, CC Humphrey's, Christian Cameron, Sam Hawksmoor and Scott Lynch!
Here's a list of Hachette UK fall tour dates to mark in your calendar:
Janet E. Cameron - CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD (Little Brown/Hachette Ireland/9781444743968)
International Festival of Authors IFOA PARRY SOUND Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30 PM Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, In partnership with Parry Sound Books Reading: Participants - Janet E. Cameron, Lewis DeSoto, Nicole Lundrigan, and Alexander Maksik
ADVENTURES IN STORYTELLING: TOOLS OF TIME AND PLACE Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:00 AM Round table: IFOA York Quay Centre - Lakeside Terrace, Four fiction writers, Janet E. Cameron, Fiona Kidman, Mary-Rose MacColl and Alice McDermott, talk about their use of time and place in their narratives.
IFOA CREEMORE Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 7:00 PM Station on the Green In partnership with Curiosity House Books & Gallery Reading: Participants - Janet E. Cameron, Lewis DeSoto, Sam Lipsyte, and Nicole Lundrigan.
October 22 at 7:00 pm Livres Babar, ABQLA School & Youth Sections and Children's Literature Round Table of Montreal - Author talk/reading/signing
Sam Hawksmoor – THE HUNTING and THE REPOSSESSION (Hachette Children’s/9780340997093/9780340997086)
October 24 at 7 pm Livres Babar, Montreal –Talk/reading/signing
C.C. Humphreys – SHAKESPEARE’S REBEL (Orion/9781409114901) and Christian Cameron – THE ILL-MADE KNIGHT (Orion/9781409142423)
Toronto Public Library’s ‘The eh List Author Series’ C.C. Humphreys Talk/Reading/Signing Tues. Oct. 29 at 12:30 pm Northern District Library, Toronto
C.C. Humphreys and Christian Cameron Talk/Reading/Signing Wed. Oct. 30 at 6:30 pm Before they read, the authors will demonstrate some of the sword-fighting skills that thrill in their novels. North York Central Library, Toronto
Ian Rankin – SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE (Orion/9781409144748)
6-City Tour (email your sales rep for more details!) Monday, November 25 – Toronto - Indigo Manulife Centre – 7 pm Tuesday, November 26 – Saskatoon - McNally Robinson, Prairie Ink Restaurant -7:30 pm Wednesday, November 27 –Vancouver - Chapters Robson – 7 pm Thursday, November 28 – Victoria - Bolen Books – 7 pm Friday, November 29 –Winnipeg - McNally Robinson, Grant Park - 7 pm Saturday, November 30 – Ottawa - Mid-day and evening event with Ottawa International Writers Festival (details TBA)
Scott Lynch - THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES (Orion/9780575084476)
December 14 at 1:00 pm Bakka Phoenix Books, Toronto – Talk/Reading/Signing
Tuesday, November 26 Saskatoon McNally Robinson, Prairie Ink Restaurant 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 27 Vancouver Chapters Robson 7 pm
Thursday, November 28 Victoria Bolen Books 7 pm
Friday, November 29 Winnipeg McNally Robinson, Grant Park 7 pm
Saturday, November 30 Ottawa Mid-day and evening event with Ottawa International Writers Festival (details TBA)
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus’s team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer is the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide? His colleagues back then called themselves ‘The Saints’, and swore a bond on something called ‘the Shadow Bible’. But times have changed and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner. Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
On April 15th, Ian Rankin announced (via Twitter @Beathhigh) that his new novel will be entitled Saints of the Shadow Bible, and will feature his long running series character John Rebus.
Last year saw the return of John Rebus in the bestselling novel Standing in Another Man's Grave (HUK | 9781409144717). Ian Rankin says, " I was overwhelmed by the reaction of fans. So here he is again, back on the force but paired with one-time nemesis Malcolm Fox in an inquiry which may end up uncovering too much of Rebus's own past, pitting him against old allies.”
Like Standing in Another Man’s Grave the title of the new book Saints of the Shadow Bible is based on a lyric from a Jackie Leven song. Rankin and Leven became friends and worked together on a number of projects in the years leading up to Leven’s death in 2011. Rankin dedicated last year’s novel to the memory of his friend and collaborator.
Saints of the Shadow Bible (Orion) is published in hardback on November 7, 2013! For more details visit www.shadowbible.com.
If you're a fan of Ian Rankin's, you will know who Detective Inspector John Rebus is. As we announced back in June, Rankin is bringing Rebus back in a new book coming in November and the author is so excited to share it with his Canadian audience, he even made this video for us! If you just can't get enough, here's another (slightly longer) video of Rankin discussing why he came back to the character and what we can expect from this book. Standing in Another Man's Grave releases in hardcover and paperback on November 6, 2012. 9781409144717 (Hardcover) 9781409144724 (Paperback)
Ian Rankin fans rejoice! After an absence of five years, the Orion Publishing Group has announced the return of Detective Inspector John Rebus. So popular is this series, the fictional detective even has a Facebook page! The new novel is called STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE and will be published on November 6, 2012. ISBN 9781409144724, $24.99 CAD.
Rebus’ retirement in 2007 brought a huge outcry from his fans and his return will be one of the most hotly anticipated literary events of 2012.
The above is an excerpt from an interview with Ian Rankin, world-famous author of over 25 books, including his latest novel The Impossible Dead. Rankin was in Toronto this past month for IFOA – he spoke to Sarah Pietroski at The Book Mark.
October 28, 29 and 30, 2011 - Les 28, 29 et 30 Octobre, 2011 Lawrence BLOCK, John BRADY, Hilary DAVIDSON, Anne EMERY, Trevor FERGUSON (John FARROW), Ian HAMILTON, Tom HENIGHAN, Craig MCDONALD, Denise MINA, Louise PENNY, Andrew PYPER, Ian RANKIN, Simon TOYNE, Daniel WOODRELL
An incredible line-up of 15 crime & mystery authors awaits you at the QuebeCrime Festival. They will only be in Quebec City for a few days and we suggest you don’t miss this great opportunity. Click here to see the full schedule.
Un rassemblement incroyable de 15 auteurs de crime et mystère seront présents au Festival QuébeCrime. Ils ne seront à Québec que quelques jours et nous vous suggérons de ne pas rater cette occasion. Cliquez ici pour voir l’horaire complet.