Category Archives: New Releases

June 05

Hunger, a novel by Knut Hamsun

From the opening line — It was during the time I wandered about and starved in Christiania: Christiania, this singular city, from which no man departs without carrying away the traces of his sojourn there.— Hunger, the 1890 novel by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, pulls us into the narrator’s inner and outer worlds.  This compelling story of […]

June 03

Therese Raquin: A novel of passion and crime by Emile Zola

First published in 1890, Therese Raquin — Emile Zola’s classic tale of forbidden love and murder — has served as the basis for television programs, radio plays, operas, movies (including 2013’s In Secret starring Jessica Lange and Elizabeth Olsen), and stage plays (including the 2015 Broadway production starring Keira Knightley). The story follows impoverished orphan […]

May 12

June 20, 2016 Release: L.A. Sleepers, a Hollywood Ghostwriter Mystery by Dakota Donovan

When elderly Hollywood producer Milton Kingman says he’s dying and needs someone to write his memoir, Dakota Donovan takes the job. The pay is lousy and the hours are worse, but the ghostwriter has no other options at the moment. What starts out as a standard “as told to” assignment soon becomes a long, strange […]

May 12

The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

First published in 1878, The Haunted Hotel is among the later works of Wilkie Collins, famous for his 1868 novel The Moonstone, widely considered as the first modern English detective novel. The Haunted Hotel is notable for its atmosphere–a decaying palace in Venice–as well as intrigue among members of the aristocracy. “Wilkie Collins invented the […]

Windy City Sinners

September 11

Windy City Sinners, a magic realism crime novel by Melanie Villines

Part crime caper à la Donald Westlake, part magic realism tale in the spirit of Gabriel García Márquez, part John Kennedy Toolesque hijinks and high comedy, Windy City Sinners offers mystery and mayhem with fun and froth mixed in for good measure. The story takes place on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago, right on the edge […]