Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
Love You Dead
Roy Grace #12
The twelfth novel in the highly acclaimed Roy Grace series, by award-winning author, Peter James.
An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two goals in life — to be beautiful and rich. With a little help from her plastic surgeon she achieved her first goal, and is now hard at work on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry into it. Marrying is easy, but getting rid of the husband afterwards is much harder... But hey, practice makes perfect.
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling an enormous amount of pressure from his superiors — his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments in his missing wife's case, and an old adversary is back. To make matters worse, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind, and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this woman is...
Peter James was educated at Charterhouse, then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, working as a screenwriter and film producer before returning to England. His films include The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. His novels, including the Sunday Times number-one bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into thirty-six languages, with worldwide sales of sixteen million copies.
Three novels have been filmed and two, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, have been adapted into highly successful stage plays. All his books reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research, as well as his fascination with science, medicine and the paranormal. He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London, and near Brighton in Sussex.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
The Paris Secret
With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is a gripping tale of love, lies, and loyalty from Globe and Mail bestselling author Karen Swan.
Down a cobbled street in Paris, a long-forgotten apartment is found. Thick with dust and secrets, it's full of priceless works of art that have been hidden away for decades.
When high-flying Fine Art Agent Flora Sykes is called in to assess the collection, she is thrown into the very heart of the glamorous Vermeil family—and into the path of the terse and brooding Xavier.
Shying away from the instant attraction between them and reeling from a devastating family shock back home, Flora focuses on tracing the history of the paintings, delving deep into the Vermeil family's past. But as she moves between London and Paris, Vienna and Antibes, she finds herself with more questions than answers. Xavier seems intent on forcing her out, but just what is he hiding? And will uncovering the truth heal the past—or will it destroy her future?
Karen Swan, the bestselling author of The Summer Without You , Summer at Tiffany’s , and Christmas on Primrose Hill, worked as a fashion editor before giving it all up to raise her three children (and a puppy!), and to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a writer.
Summer at Tiffany's
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
The Voyeur’s Motel
On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. 'Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,' the letter began, 'I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.' The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret, that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. He had built an attic 'observation platform,' fitted with vents, through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests.
Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man-Gerald Foos-verified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America's changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he's ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. The Voyeur's Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about books of the year.
Gay Talese is a bestselling author who has written twelve books, including Thy Neighbor's Wife, Unto the Sons, and Honor Thy Father, and has contributed to the New Yorker and other magazines. Talese lives with his wife, Nan, in New York City.
Paper over board: 48 pages
Publisher: Nobrow Press Ltd.
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too
A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad-ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone . . . even daddies have emotions!
Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings-especially dads who love their children!
Children will love recognizing their feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read-aloud narrative.
Parents can joyfully engage with children in a lighthearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all!
Keith Negley is an award-winning editorial illustrator with a penchant for emotionally driven illustration. He's been published in a wide range of major newspapers and national magazines, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and New Yorker. He lives in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington, surrounded by rain forests and giant spiders.
Keith Negley is an award-winning editorial illustrator with a penchant for emotionally driven illustration. He's been published in a wide range of major newspapers and national magazines, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker. He lives in the mountains of Bellingham Washington surrounded by rain forests and giant spiders.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
Valley of the Dolls
50th Anniversary Edition
The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic.
At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there's no place left to go but down, into the Valley of the Dolls.
"The kind of book most of its readers could not put down. I, for one, could not . . . For me reading Valley of the Dolls was like reading a very, very long, absolutely delicious gossip column . . . Magnetic." —Nora Ephron
"I couldn't believe these weren't real girls because I know them. Maddeningly sexy. I wish I had written it." —Helen Gurley Brown
Jacqueline Susann is a legend in American publishing. Her debut novel, Valley of the Dolls, published in 1966, has sold over 40 million copies in thirty languages. Susann was the first author to have three consecutive #1 books on the New York Times bestseller list. She was married to her beloved husband, producer Irving Mansfield, until her untimely death on September 21, 1974, after a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Susann's intensely private twelve-year fight to overcome the disease was not known publicly until after her death. She was fifty-six.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Coach House Books
"A remarkable book. Insightful, wildly original and beautiful. Buy it." —Mark Medley, Books Editor at The Globe & Mail
— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.
— I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence.
And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks.
André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.
André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Lambton, Kent and Other Vistas: A Play.
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Louis I, King of Sheep
Readers will delight in Louis's increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. 'What's good for me is good for my people,' thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity. There's loads of wit and humor that will appeal to readers of all ages, but will also serve as a basis for discussing experiences of relevance to children, such as bullying and the power games of the playground.
"It’s a delightful read, but Tallec’s sumptuous illustrations hide a powerful message about power, community and fairness." -Globe and Mail Holiday Gift Guide
"A witty, thought-provoking meditation on the seductiveness—and fleeting nature—of power." -Publishers Weekly starred review
The work of Olivier Tallec has been described as 'sensitive,' 'stunning,' 'breathtaking,' and 'beautiful.' Tallec was born in Brittany, France, in 1970. After graduating from the Ecole Superieure d'Art Graphique in Paris, he worked in advertising as a graphic designer, after which he devoted himself to illustration. Since then he has illustrated more than sixty books, nine of which have been published by Enchanted Lion.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
The Moth Catcher
This is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series, now a major ITV detective drama Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn.
This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.
Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die.
DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures.
The three couples who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too: Annie and Sam's daughter is due to be released from prison any day; Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here.
"The Moth Catcher is a splendid, solidly plotted modern take on a golden-age "closed circle" mystery, and Vera, as always, is a delight." -The Guardian
"The Moth Catcher, the seventh book in the Vera Stanhope series, is set in the picturesque part of Vera's bailiwick. The great strengths of Cleeves' writing are the beautiful and convincing characterisation and the storming story line." -Crime Squad
". . . the best of a superb series . . . one of Cleeves's finest." -The Globe and Mail
Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez; characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black , the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.
Hardcover: 32 pages
Awake Beautiful Child
New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day-from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word ABC phrases, such as "All Begins Cheerily" and "Always Be Curious." Secret ABC scenes hidden throughout the artwork act as a secondary "seek and find" game to encourage multiple readings and reward close attention. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal creates books for children (such as this one), books for adults (such as Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life ), and tiny films (such as The Beckoning of Lovely ). She lives on a tree-lined street with her family in Chicago. Gracia Lam is an illustrator born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Canada. She likes to reinvent everyday objects and mundane environments. This is her first children's book.