Stuff in the ‘Our Books’ Category

25 May, 2012

THE LAST POLICEMAN Starred Review in Kirkus!

We’re so excited to see that Kirkus has given a much-coveted starred review to THE LAST POLICEMAN, the first in a planned fiction trilogy by Ben H. Winters from the brilliant and innovative publisher, Quirk Books (distributed by Random House).  We know this is just the first of many good reviews for this incredibly talented writer.  Congratulations, Ben!  The book pubs June 1.

In a pre-apocalyptic world, one detective still keeps watch—but to what end?

The impending impact of asteroid 2011GV1, unaffectionately known as Maia, has given life on Earth only six more months. It’s turned Concord, N.H., into a “hanger town,” a reference to the suicide preference of locals. Rookie Detective Hank Palace is determined to stay on top of his caseload even though many of his old colleagues seem to have cashed in and are bucket-listing it from now on. Enter Peter Zell, or rather exit Peter, whose death is Palace’s latest case. Any other cop would have let this apparent suicide go, but Palace is determined to do his duty when he senses something suspicious about the circumstances. Added to this is Palace’s mess of a little sister, Nico, who knows that Palace may be the only one with the cop chops to track down her missing husband. What’s more interesting than the mystery surrounding Zell’s death is Winters’ vision of a pre-apocalyptic world, one where laws are both absolute and irrelevant and even minor players have major control over what could be a new future. The imminent end of the world doesn’t mean that everyone has shown their hands—just that there’s a lot more at stake if they lose.

A promising kickoff to a planned trilogy. For Winters (Bedbugs, 2011, etc.), the beauty is in the details rather than the plot’s grim main thrust.

 


24 May, 2012

Evangelist Marketing, #1 on Amazon in Market Research category!

Great news from the irrepressible Alex Goldfayn, consultant to many fortune 500 companies, also known as “The Technology Tailor.”  This week, thanks to lots of mentions in the blogosphere no doubt, his new book from BenBella rose on Amazon.

Congratulations, Alex!

–Joelle Delbourgo


13 April, 2012

Philip Freeman honored

Philip Freeman’s. ALEXANDER THE GREAT has been chosen as a runner-up in the Society of Midland Authors awards in the biography category to a Midwestern author!  Congratulations, Philip!


1 March, 2012

THE BOOK CLUB COOK BOOK, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

From the creators of www.bookclubcookbook.com comes the second edition, fully revised and updated, featuring great eats from great authors and their books, perfect for any book club gathering.  From Kathryn Stockett’s (The Help) Caramel Cake to Annie Barrows’ (the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie to Sara Gruen’s (Water for Elephants) Oyster Brie Soup, this classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary treats that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces they are reading.  “If you’re in a book club, you’ll savor the stories of the many culturally and ethnically diverse book groups the authors interviewed as much as the recipes.” (USA Today)