Favorite characters return!
We're so excited to announce that former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is back in Mark Pryor's second mystery, The Crypt Thief, out May 7th!
This time, Hugo must investigate a killer and twisted grave robber before he becomes the target. Taking place about six months after the events of The Bookseller, many favorite characters are back and the action and suspense never let up. And once again the city of Paris--from in front of Jim Morrison's grave at Père La Chaise cemetery to backstage at the Moulin Rouge--plays a colorful and crucial role as Hugo's case unfolds.
RT Book Reviews says "haunting imagery . . . sets the stage for Pryor's chilling sophomore entry, and the City of Light becomes a backdrop for Marston's adventures. The clever antagonist leads him on a merry chase that will keep [you] entertained throughout."
"Two young lovers make the fatal mistake of sneaking into Paris's Père Lachaise Cemetery the same night as a bone-stealing psychopath in Pryor's propulsive second novel," notes Publishers Weekly. "The engaging characters sweep readers into a suspenseful chase from Pigalle to the Pyrenées."
Allison Leotta, author of Speak of the Devil, calls The Crypt Thief "an eerily good read. Pryor has crafted another chilling, complex, and compelling story. Don't start it if you need a good night's sleep!"
Praise for the first Hugo Marston novel, The Bookseller:
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"A tale of a city that's gritty, utterly real and filled with surprises both horrifying and tender. Much like a baguette, this fabulous story is crusty on the outside, sweet on the inside, and once you've had a bit, you can't wait for more."
"Enough intrigue to satisfy every reader.... A fantastic debut!"
--RT Book Reviews
Down-on-his-luck private eye Eli Paxton is back in an all-new mystery from the award-winning and prolific Mike Resnick. The Trojan Colt, coming in June, finds Paxton facing a multimillion-dollar plot and a perpetrator who will kill to keep it secret. This time set in the world of champion racehorses and breeding farms, in Lexington, Kentucky, Paxton investigates the disappearance of two grooms, and becomes a target himself when a secret threatens to derail the world of professional horse racing.
Critical Mass called the first Eli Paxton mystery, Dog in the Manger, a "crisp, fast moving, and fully engaging story in the Sam Spade tradition." Library Journal said it was
an "engrossing puzzler" that "captures the essence of the antiheroic PI. May there be more!"
Also in May, Detective Sean Duffy returns in I Hear the Sirens in the Street, book two of Irish crime novelist Adrian McKinty's highly praised Troubles Trilogy. Duffy, shaken after the trauma he experienced in The Cold Cold Ground, here investigates a brutal crime -- a torso found in a suitcase. Before long, Detective Duffy is caught in a tangle of romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men
he should know better than to mess with.
After finishing the book, Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus novels, tweeted "I Hear the Sirens in the Street blew my bloody doors off!"
Daniel Woodrell, author of The Outlaw Album: Stories, says "McKinty has the chops to do all manner of things with words, and in I Hear the Sirens in the Street he unleashes a strain of rough and visual, sly and lyric narrative prose in service of one hell of a story. Sean Duffy is a great creation, a figure of many parts, and the place comes alive."