Sunday, September 9, 2012

BW 37:Harper Collins launches new Imprint - Bourbon Street Books

Harper Collins has launched a new imprint called Bourbon Street Books. The imprint will be featuring originals, reprints and reissued classic mysteries, crime novels and thrillers with authors such as Lynda La Plante, Oliver Harris and and oldie but a goodie, Dorothy Sayers.    Yes, they will be releasing reprints of  Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey with Harriet Vane series--Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Busman's Honeymoon, and Gaudy Night.   The first two new books in the line to be released and available October 23rd are two British crime fiction novels: 

The Hollow Man

 Synopsis:  Waking up on Hampstead Heath not far from a crashed squad car, Detective Nick Belsey wants out—out of London and out of the endless complications of his life. When Alexei Devereux, a wealthy hermit, vanishes, leaving behind a suicide note and his Porsche, Belsey discovers an opportunity—a new identity and a fortune—waiting for the taking.Unfortunately, there are others who share the detective's interest in Devereux, including Scotland Yard. A dead rich man with suspicious financial holdings is bound to have some dangerous ties and a few ruthless enemies. Now, Belsey and his clever plan are about to be overshadowed by far more ambitious players with their own brilliant—and deadly—scheme.  Combining dark humor, dazzling twists, and a sharp narrative style, The Hollow Man is a tour de force of suspense—and the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Blood Line

La Plante's latest Anna Travis novel:  Under the watchful eye of DCS James Langton, DCI Anna Travis takes charge of an investigation for the first time. But is it purely a missing person's case - or a full blown murder enquiry? An ominous pool of blood and no victim lead Anna on a desperate hunt for a man who has disappeared without trace. As Anna becomes obsessed with seemingly irrelevant details, Langton fears that she is losing control. They still have no body and Anna is under increasing pressure to make an arrest...

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  1. I've finished two books so far this week...
    Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn, and Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman

  2. Mystery. Yuk!

    Perhaps I'll learn to like it, though, for my kids are reading some as part of the Omnibus program.


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