Mar 292017
 

Cover for Brent Weeks' The Blood Mirror, book 4 in the Lightbringer series.The German edition of THE BLOOD MIRROR is on the KulturSpiegel Trade Paperback Bestseller list on #11!

The nail-biting continuation to the Lightbringer series from New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks.

When does an empire fall?

The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King’s armies.

Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison, Gavin may not be alone.

Kip Guile will make a last, desperate attempt to stop the White King’s growing horde. Karris White attempts to knit together an empire falling apart, helped only by her murderous and possibly treasonous father-in-law Andross Guile.

Meanwhile, Teia’s new talents will find a darker use-and the cost might be too much to bear.

Together, they will fight to prevent a tainted empire from becoming something even worse.

Mar 282017
 

Cover for Anatomy of Innocence: the Truth of the Wrongfully Convicted, a collection of true stories edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Laura CaldwellRecalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.

Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent.

Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers—including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke and S. J. Rozan—while another exoneree’s case is explored in a previously unpublished essay by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. An astonishing and unique collaboration, these testimonies bear witness to the incredible stories of innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, and miraculously, being exonerated.

Introduced by best-selling authors Scott Turow and Barry Scheck, these master storytellers capture the tragedy of wrongful convictions as never before and challenge readers to confront the limitations and harsh realities of the American criminal justice system. Lee Child tells of Kirk Bloodsworth, who obsessively read about the burgeoning field of DNA testing, cautiously hoping that it held the key to his acquittal—until he eventually became the first person to be exonerated from death row based on DNA evidence. Judge John Sheldon and author Gayle Lynds team up to share Audrey Edmunds’s experience raising her children long distance from her prison cell. And exoneree Gloria Killian recounts to S. J. Rozan her journey from that fateful “knock on the door” and the initial shock of accusation to the scars she carries today.

Together, the powerful stories collected within the Anatomy of Innocence detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

Mar 212017
 

In the history of Anne Perry’s bestselling Victorian mystery series, the stakes have never been greater than now—as a mission for queen and country places the future of the British Empire squarely in Thomas Pitt’s hands.

It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons—so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. The body of Sir John Halberd, the Queen’s confidant, has been found in the shallow water of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, bearing the evidence of a fatal blow to the head. At Her Majesty’s request, Sir John had been surreptitiously investigating Alan Kendrick, a horse-racing enthusiast who seems to have had an undue amount of influence on her son, the Prince of Wales.

Now Commander Pitt must navigate the corridors of power with the utmost discretion and stealth, for it seems certain that Sir John’s killer is a member of the upper classes. Aided by his wife, Charlotte, and her social contacts, Pitt seeks out the hidden motives behind the polite façade of those to the manner born—and uncovers a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.

With Murder on the Serpentine, Thomas Pitt nears a crossroads in his brilliant career—one that promises new challenges, both professional and personal, still to be met. But first, he and Charlotte must conquer the twists and turns of suspense master Anne Perry’s most cunningly crafted plot yet—to achieve their finest hour, or suffer their darkest.

Feb 152017
 

Cover for Anatomy of Innocence: the Truth of the Wrongfully Convicted, a collection of true stories edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Laura CaldwellKirkus: A unique collection of 15 wrongful conviction sagas bound to shake faith in the American criminal justice system. In the past three decades, books about wrongful convictions have become so numerous that they form their own genre. The advent of DNA testing for law enforcement purposes validated the previously discredited statement that American prisons are filled with innocent inmates while the actual perpetrators remain unpunished. Few of the books, however, match this skillful anthology, assembled by Life After Innocence founder Caldwell (The Dog Park, 2014, etc.) and Edgar Award-winning mystery editor Klinger (editor: In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914, 2015, etc.), in which exonerated individuals tell their stories to high-profile authors, most of them known for their fast-paced crime novels. While the names of the exonerees may be unfamiliar to general readers, the names of the authors are better known: Sara Paretsky, Lee Child, Laurie King, and more. Scott Turow and Barry Scheck provide the introduction. […] A searing, unforgettable anthology, with valuable insights provided at the end of each chapter by the editors.

Feb 092017
 

Congratulations to the DMLA clients who made the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List!

Novels – Fantasy
* City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)

Novels – Horror
* The Family Plot, Cherie Priest (Tor)

First Novels
* Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

Collections
* Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer (Baen)

Novellas
* Hammers on Bone, Cassandra Khaw (Tor.com Publishing)

Novelettes
* “Foxfire, Foxfire”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/03/16)

Short Stories
* “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies“, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
* “Breathe“, Cassandra Khaw (Clarkesworld 5/16)
* “Shadows Weave“, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/26/16)
* “Afrofuturist 419“, Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld 11/16)

Feb 072017
 

From the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning author of the Internationally best-selling Elfhome series.

REBUILD A LIFE, SAVE A CITY

Silas Decker had his world destroyed when he was attacked by vampires outside of New Amsterdam. He has rebuilt his life a dozen times in the last three hundred years—each time less and less successfully. Now he lives alone, buried under a hoarding habit, struggling to find some reason to wake up with the setting of the sun.

Eloise is a Virtue, pledged to hunting evil. What she doesn’t know is how to live alone in a city full of strangers who know nothing about monsters.

Seth is the sixteen-year old Prince of Boston, ward of the Wolf King. Now he is left in a city that desperately needs his protection with enemies gathering all around.

Joshua believes he is a normal, college-bound high school senior. His life is shattered when he wakes up in a field, covered with blood, and the prom committee scattered in pieces about him like broken dolls.

These four must now come together to unravel a plot by Wickers, witches who gain power from human sacrifices and have the power to turn any human into their puppet. Four people who lost everything struggle to save Boston by saving each other.

Jan 312017
 

Cover for Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor.It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places. And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders. But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace. After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?

Jan 312017
 

photo of the earth from spaceSpanish renewal rights to Brent Weeks’ Night Angel series, to Debolsillo, in a three-book deal, by Maru de Montserrat of International Editors’ in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Japanese translation rights to Yoon Ha Lee’s Hexarchate series, including NINEFOX GAMBIT, RAVEN STRATEGEM, and REVENANT GUN, to Tokyo Sogensha, in a three-book deal, by Kohei Hattori at the English Agency (Japan) Ltd. in association with Jennifer Jackson.

Dec 312016
 

photo of the earth from spaceGerman rights to Lynda S. Robinson’s first four books in the LORD MEREN MYSTERIES, to Weltbild, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

Dec 052016
 

Photo of author Anne Perry.Three new historical mystery works by best-selling author Anne Perry for publication in 2018, to include the 24th in her William Monk series, the 16th of her Christmas novellas, and the 33rd in her Thomas Pitt series, moving the series into the first decade of the 20th Century with a cast of younger characters and featuring Thomas Pitt’s now-grown son Daniel, in a significant deal to Susanna Porter at Ballantine, by Donald Maass, in association with Meg Davis at Ki Agency in London.