Before we get to today’s news, we just wanted to thank everyone for their support this week. The Lettered Edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King sold out in 75 minutes, the Limited Edition sold out in 4.5 hours, and the Slipcased Gift Edition is now more than 80% sold out.
In other news, we’re pleased to announce our two “Nameless Detective” novellas by Bill Pronzini have both hit the Baker & Taylor Fiction/Mystery Bestseller List, with Femme landing at #4 and Kinsmen landing at #14. The first printings of both trade editions have now sold out, but we’re rushing a second printing. If you don’t want to wait to read these two fine books, we do still have a few copies of the Limited Editions left available, but they’re going fast! We are also now accepting preorders for the second printings of the trade editions.
Femme: An Original “Nameless Detective” Novella
by Bill Pronzini
Femme fatale. French for “deadly woman.”
You hear the term a lot these days, usually in connection with noir fiction and film noir. But they’re not just products of literature or film, the folklore of nearly every culture. They exist in modern society, too. The genuine femme fatales you hear about now and then are every bit as evil as the fictional variety. Yet what sets them apart is that they’re the failures, the ones who for one reason or another got caught. For every one of those, there must be several times as many who get away with their destructive crimes…
In the thirty years the Nameless Detective has been a private investigator, he has never once had the misfortune to cross paths with this type of seductress… but in Femme he’ll meet Cory Beckett, a deadly woman who has brought some new angles to the species. New—and terrible.
Kinsmen: A “Nameless Detective” Novella
by Bill Pronzini
Allison Shay was traveling home from the University of Oregon with her new boyfriend, Rob Compton, when their car broke down near the tiny rural town of Creekside, California. Soon after, Allison and Rob went missing without a trace.
Whatever happened, it felt like something bad to the Nameless Detective. Five days without a whisper of contact with the outside world. Long past the inconsiderate-kids stage; long past the silly and the harmless.
Kinsmen takes Bill Pronzini’s classic private investigator to California’s northeast backwoods, where an isolated community is determined to keep a deep, dark secret: why Allison Shay and Rob Compton really vanished.
The real question facing the Nameless Detective: are they still alive?
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!