Adopt a Minotaur this Christmas

"If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur."     —Pablo Picasso Craig McDonald's novel Toros & Torsos is based on a theory that the famous Los Angeles "Black Dahlia" murders were inspired by the Surrealist masterpieces of the 1930s. McDonald took … Continue reading Adopt a Minotaur this Christmas

Nuit Blanche à Paris

Tomorrow, on Saturday, the 1st of October, Paris will celebrate its now traditional Nuit Blanche. If you aren't in Paris to take a stroll with thousands of Parisians and visitors and enjoy concerts, exhibitions and shows that will last all night, perhaps you would appreciate (re)discovering the City of Light through the eyes of a … Continue reading Nuit Blanche à Paris

Hadley Colt about her second novel for Betimes Books, a reinvention of the timeless legend of Sherlock Holmes

From Hadley Colt's blog: PUBLISH OR PERISH? (THE RED-HANDED LEAGUE DEBUTS) “I am lost without my Boswell.” —Sherlock Holmes The Red-Handed League, my new thriller about Sherlock Holmes, debuts this week. Hewing to a Doylean naming strategy, this little essay might be called, The Matter of the Murdered Biographer. It could also be titled, The … Continue reading Hadley Colt about her second novel for Betimes Books, a reinvention of the timeless legend of Sherlock Holmes

E-book rights to Kevin Stevens’ novel “Reach the Shining River” licensed to Endeavour Press

Following on from the success of "Francesca" by Donald Finnaeus Mayo, we are delighted to announce the new release of the Ebook edition of Kevin Stevens' novel "Reach the Shining River" by the UK's leading independent digital publisher, Endeavour Press. It is now available for order on Amazon here.   Our own trade paperback is also … Continue reading E-book rights to Kevin Stevens’ novel “Reach the Shining River” licensed to Endeavour Press

An unmissable book at an unbeatable price

Bring New York on holidays with you with this August promotion of Richard Kalich's Central Park West Trilogy : it's only £0.99 on Amazon UK until the end of the month! *** – So we are going to do this like a courtroom drama, or an interrogation? – Yes. We are. We are indeed. – Why? – Because most … Continue reading An unmissable book at an unbeatable price

Craig McDonald’s reading in Dublin as if you were there

Thanks to all who attended last night's reading in Dublin! For those who weren't there, here is a recording of the event: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1ypKdPmjArRKW If you want to read the excerpt that Craig read last night, the first chapter of Head Games, click here: viewBook.at/HeadGames_McDonald And here is Craig McDonald's speech and a few pictures of … Continue reading Craig McDonald’s reading in Dublin as if you were there

E-book rights to Donald F. Mayo’s novel “Francesca” licensed to Endeavour Press

We are pleased to announce a new e-book edition of FRANCESCA by Donald Finnaeus Mayo, now available from Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher: http://endeavourpress.com/books/francesca-donald-f-mayo/ Our own trade paperback edition is also available here: viewBook.at/Francesca_DFMayo “Perhaps reading it prior to going to bed is not advisable as one might end up staying up … Continue reading E-book rights to Donald F. Mayo’s novel “Francesca” licensed to Endeavour Press

First endorsement for Patricia Ketola’s debut novel

"From Orson Welles’ F Is For Fake to Alan Rudolph’s The Moderns, I’ve always adored works of fiction centered on the concept of art forgery. I’m also a goner for strong narrative voice. Patricia Ketola’s clever and sexy debut novel is an audacious genre mash-up, elevated and enlivened by the salty, up-from-the-heels voice of narrator … Continue reading First endorsement for Patricia Ketola’s debut novel

Something Parisian for your home

We are pleased to announce that you can now order any illustration from our book IN LOVE WITH PARIS as a limited edition print, numbered x/50 and signed by the artist. The book contains 67 colour illustrations by Gérard Ramon and quotes about Paris from Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, Ernest Hemingway, Julien Green, and others. … Continue reading Something Parisian for your home

Kindle promotion in Australia for TOROS & TORSOS

Kindle edition for only 99 cents!   “Nothing short of a surrealistic masterwork.”  —Chicago Tribune “McDonald’s imaginative tale takes an enjoyably different approach to art and murder.” —Publishers Weekly “In his lush, sprawling novel Craig McDonald draws together both the timeliest markers of mid-century America—modernism, surrealism, film noir, pulp fiction, communism—and the eternal touchstones of … Continue reading Kindle promotion in Australia for TOROS & TORSOS

HEAD GAMES: 90th anniversary of the theft of Pancho’s head

"Ninety years ago (on Feb. 6, to be precise), someone broke into the grave of assassinated Mexican Revolutionary General Francisco "Pancho" Villa and made off with his head. Pancho's skull remains MIA, so far as we know officially, on this 90th anniversary of the sacking of his grave. Just a very few years ago, one … Continue reading HEAD GAMES: 90th anniversary of the theft of Pancho’s head

KILLARNEY BLUES to be published in France

We are happy to announce the first (of many, no doubt!) translation rights sale for Colin O'Sullivan's novel KILLARNEY BLUES. French translation rights have been acquired by the legendary publisher of Rivages François Guérif. The novel will be translated by Jean-Paul Gratias, the no-less-legendary translator of James Ellroy and William Kotzwinkle, among others. "Marvellous novel, endearing, … Continue reading KILLARNEY BLUES to be published in France

Translation rights news: PRINT THE LEGEND to be published in Mongolia

Craig McDonald's novel PRINT THE LEGEND (#8 in the internationally acclaimed Hector Lassiter series) is going to be translated into Mongolian and published by Bolor Sudar Publishers in 2016. Hector Lassiter novels have been translated so far into French, Italian, Spanish (Mexico), Japanese, Korean and Russian. Listen to an excerpt read by Craig McDonald and … Continue reading Translation rights news: PRINT THE LEGEND to be published in Mongolia

Translation rights news: Sam Hawken

Just released: the German-language edition of Sam Hawken's novel La Frontera   Published by Polar Verlag. Translated by Karen Witthuhn (click on the cover for the link to the German edition) Sam Hawken's first novel The Dead Women of Juarez was translated into French and German and short-listed for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award. … Continue reading Translation rights news: Sam Hawken

“DEATH IN THE FACE is my love letter to that strange sad man Ian Fleming”

Craig McDonald about his new novel: DEATH IN THE FACE: THE YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE FACTOR (Caution: Mild spoilers ahead for the James Bond novel and film, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.) In 1962, a gravely ill Ian Fleming went to Japan to research what would result in his penultimate James Bond novel, YOU ONLY LIVE … Continue reading “DEATH IN THE FACE is my love letter to that strange sad man Ian Fleming”

Film director Charlie McCarthy launching Fionnuala Brennan’s novel THE PAINTER’S WOMEN

We would like to share Charlie McCarthy’s thoughtful and quirky speech at the launch of The Painter’s Women last night with those who couldn’t attend. Enjoy! "The Painter’s Women is told from six different perspectives so I thought I might say six different things about Fionnuala’s novel and my experience of reading it. (Relax — … Continue reading Film director Charlie McCarthy launching Fionnuala Brennan’s novel THE PAINTER’S WOMEN

DEATH IN THE FACE: THE STRANGE LIFE & DEATH OF YUKIO MISHIMA

Craig McDonald about Yukio Mishima, one of the characters in his latest Hector Lassiter novel, Death in the Face: "Yukio Mishima (born Kimitake Hiraoka) was a gifted novelist and one of Japan’s great literary figures. He was a true renaissance man who composed nearly three dozen novels, nearly as many books of essays, more than … Continue reading DEATH IN THE FACE: THE STRANGE LIFE & DEATH OF YUKIO MISHIMA

HEAD GAMES features in Amazon Australia’s Winter Sale

After the big success of the first five Hector Lassiter novels, Australian fans of the series can discover the now-cult  Edgar® Award finalist HEAD GAMES -- for only AUS $0.99: http://www.amazon.com.au/Head-Games-Hector-Lassiter-novel-ebook/dp/B00SFQEQ92/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1437602800&sr=1-6 Read Craig McDonald's blog post to learn more about the novel and the series: http://craigmcdonaldbooks.blogspot.ie/2015/07/head-games-hello-again-australia.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ciKIvQ5GI

Sam Hawken’s novel MISSING nominated for CWA awards in two categories!

Congratulations to Sam Hawken! His novel MISSING is nominated for the CWA Dagger Awards in the UK in TWO categories: the Gold Dagger: http://thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers/categories/goldsboro-gold/ (see Sam Hawken's page here: http://thecwa.co.uk/missing/)  the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger: http://thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers/categories/ian-fleming-steel/ (the novel page: http://thecwa.co.uk/missing-2/) We are proud to have published Sam Hawken's novel La Frontera, "another glorious and affecting Mexico-influenced novel."