September 2015
The sun is setting earlier, kids are going back to school, and a chill is in the air. Here at Seventh Street Books, we want to make sure the only chill you get is the one running down your spine as you read these two thrilling September titles: 
  • Hollow Man is an exciting standalone from Mark Pryor--his first departure from his popular Hugo Marston mystery series. 
  • Idyll Threats, a series starter by Stephanie Gayle, is earning praise for its unique protagonist and setting--a closeted gay cop in the 1990s.    
Get under your favorite blanket and 'fall back' into reading with two new mysteries not to be missed!

"Devilishly clever."
"Not your grandmother's psychopath."
"Exquisite. . .a gem. . . .
What seems like a crime novel ends as a
carefully plotted thriller."
"One of the freshest and most chilling
noirs since Megan Abbott's
Dare Me ."


Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath. 

He hides his 'condition' and leads a seemingly normal life, but on one lousy day his carefully controlled world starts to shatter: he's demoted at work and accused of stealing a fellow musician's song.   He also meets a beautiful woman in a lime green dress and at her urging, hatches a plan to steal a van he knows will be filled with cash. Dominic picks two friends as accomplices, insisting on no guns and no violence. But a security guard catches them in the act and simple theft turns into capital murder.  

With no allegiance to anyone but himself, Dominic has to decide whether to stick by his partners in crime, or let his true nature come out to play.

In honor of  Hollow Man 's protagonist, take this  BUZZFEED QUIZ  to see how dark your dark side really is... 

Also, read this post  by the author   to learn the real-life inspiration behind Hollow Man .  

Mark Pryor   is the author of the Hugo Marston novels The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, The Blood Promise, The Button Man, and  The Reluctant Matador. A native of Hertfordshire, England, he is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children.


Also by Mark Pryor



"[Thomas] Lynch is a deeply compelling character. . . . Readers will want to see how 
the next two decades treat this 
intriguingly complex cop."

"Stephanie Gayle has crafted a fascinating mystery and--even more engaging for this reader--a believable, complicated hero. 
I was rooting for him the whole way."
Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection and Insignificant Others
In sleepy Idyll, Connecticut in the summer 
of 1997, new-to-town police chief Thomas 
Lynch--former NYPD and a closeted gay man--investigates a shocking murder while withholding secrets that could end his career.

Stephanie Gayle  is the author of My Summer of Southern Discomfort, which was chosen as one of Redbook's Top Ten Summer Reads and was a Book Sense monthly pick. Gayle has also published stories and narrative nonfiction pieces, including two Pushcart Prize nominees.

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Lisa Michalski
Seventh Street Books®, an imprint of Prometheus Books

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