January 2016
Start a Year, Start a Series!
Happy New Year! Once the clock strikes midnight, everyone's focus seems to switch to new beginnings. We can't think of anything better to "begin" than a new series! There are few things greater than falling in love with a character or setting and discovering there are other novels in the series already sitting on the shelf waiting for you -- plus more books on the way!

Here are some of our favorite first-in-series books to try out for that "New Year" you.
Read the first...
WINNER! 2014 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery

Nominated for Best First Novel in the 2013 Strand Magazine Critics Awards

"With her first crime novel, Shames has come up with a sleuth for the long haul.... From page one of the novel, [Craddock] claims our affection as a decent kind of guy, the sort we can confidently expect not to disappoint."
- Toronto Star

Step out of your living room and into the small Texas town of Jarrett Creek, where the current chief of police also doubles as the town drunk. When Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in to investigate.

...then grab the rest!

Macavity Award Nominee: Best Mystery Novel!

Out January 12!

Read the first...

"An engrossing debut in what promises to be a fascinatingly complex series set in the 1960s.... Ziskin successfully pulls off a nuanced plot sure to appeal to both fans of academia and Mad Men."
- Library Journal

Ellie Stone drinks whiskey and sometimes beds the men she meets. As a reporter in the 1960s, she must overcome the perceived handicap of her gender, work harder than any man, and be twice as smart. After a second attempt is made on her father's life, Ellie steps in to pursue her own investigation.
...then grab the rest!

2015 Anthony Award Nominee: Best Paperback Original!

BONUS: Another Ellie Stone Mystery,  Heart of Stone, comes out this June!  

Read the first...

"An intelligent and compelling story with characters that will capture you from the start.... "Enough intrigue to satisfy every reader. . . . A fantastic debut!"
- RT Book Reviews

"Once you've had a bit, you can't wait for more."
- OPRAH.com

Hugo Marston is a Texan living in Paris and working as head of security for the US Embassy.  The beloved bouquinistes begin to go missing at the same time street gangs erupt in violent turf wars. Can Hugo connect the two and solve the puzzle before he becomes a target himself?
...then grab the rest!  

DOUBLE BONUS: go back before the beginning with the prequel 
The Button Man before the n ext Hu go Marston novel, The Paris Librarian , hi ts shelves this Jun e!
Read the first...

Winner of the 2013 Spinetingler Award for Best Crime Novel!

"The best crime novel that I've read in a long time.... [McKinty is] a great writer."
- Nancy Pearl, NPR

"Everything in this novel hits all the right notes, from its brilliant evocation of time and place to razor-sharp dialogue to detailed police procedures."
- Booklist

During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Detective Sean Duffy -- a Catholic cop in the protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary -- investigates a series of crimes amidst the sectarian violence.

...then grab the rest!  

WINNER! 2014 Barry Award for Best Crime Novel! 

WINNER! 2014 Ned Kelly Award - Best Fiction! 

Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by the 
Boston Globe and
Irish Times!

Coming in March!
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Lisa Michalski
Seventh Street Books®, an imprint of Prometheus Books

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