February 2016
And the nominees are...
This month the 2016 Edgar® Award Nominees were announced and we've got two titles up for the Edgar® Award--Best Paperback Original as well as a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!  Read on to learn more about these acclaimed novels, and stay tuned for the winners to be announced this April.
2016  Edgar® Award Nominee--Best Paperback Original

Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by the Boston Globe!

"The noir ambiance is irresistible, and the Belfast setting is disturbingly vivid.... An excellent noir thriller."
- Shelf Awareness for Readers

"Fans of gritty Northern Irish crime writers such as Stuart Neville, Declan Hughes, and Brian McGilloway will enjoy this talented author."
- Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

Adrian McKinty's fourth Detective Sean Duffy novel surprised fans by turning the much loved trilogy into an ongoing series. In Gun Street Girl, Duffy, a Catholic cop in the primarily protestant RUC, investigates a double murder and possible suicide with international implications.

Craving more?  The next Detective Sean Duffy Novel,   
Rain Dogs, comes out March 8!

"Another standout in a superior series, combining terrific plotting with evocative historical detail."

"McKinty has all the virtues: smart dialogue, sharp plotting, sense of place, well-rounded characters and a nice line in what might be called cynical lyricism.... Be warned, though. Rain Dogs is Gateway McKinty: you won't stop here."
- Irish Times

2016 Edgar® Award Nominee--Best Paperback Original

"The slim novel was a thrill to read. It's not just another historical mystery but an ingeniously structured metafictional noir of surprising depth."
- Los Angeles Review of Books

"A brilliantly structured labyrinth of a novel--something of an enigma wrapped in a mystery, postmodernist in its experimental bravado and yet satisfyingly well-grounded in the Los Angeles of its World War II era."
- Joyce Carol Oates

What becomes of a character cut from a writer's working manuscript? In Gordon McAlpine's latest metamystery, Woman with a Blue Pencil, Sam Sumida continues the investigation of his wife's murder in a world that now seems to have erased all traces of his existence. Meanwhile, we see glimpses of a pulp spy novel featuring an L.A.-based P.I. with anti-Japanese, post December 7th attitudes - the revised, politically and commercially viable character for whom Sumida has been excised. Can there be only one ending when final draft is complete?

Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee

"[Rader-Day is] a deft manipulator of dark atmosphere, witty dialogue, and complex, charismatic characters. Highly recommended for psychological thriller groupies."

"An atmospheric unpeeling of painful secrets, Little Pretty Things will resonate with everyone who has ever been a girl in trouble or ever tried to save one. A serious message skillfully wrapped in a gripping page-turner. Irresistible."
- Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of the Edgar® nominated The Day She Died

Lori Rader-Day, the Anthony Award winning-author of The Black Hour, returns with the engrossing page-turner Little Pretty Things. Juliet Townsend is struggling to make a living in a dead-end job when her former best friend and rival Maddy Bell comes back into her life. Then, she's found murdered. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend's death, but what she learns about Maddy's life might cost Juliet everything she didn't realize she had.
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Lisa Michalski
Seventh Street Books®, an imprint of Prometheus Books

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