To celebrate the launch of Harper Paperbacks’ new mystery line, Bourbon Street Books, we have the first two books from that line on tour!
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (October 23, 2012)
Award-winning and international bestselling author Lynda La Plante brings back her popular series character, London Detective Chief Inspector Anna Travis of the Murder Squad, to work a seventh case in Blood Line. La Plante, who bestselling crime fiction author Karin Slaughter (Blindsided) says “practically invented the thriller,” is best known for her Prime Suspect novels, the basis for the wildly popular BBC series starring Helen Mirren and a recent U.S. incarnation featuring Maria Bello. In Blood Line, Anna takes on a high profile missing person investigation which might well develop into the hunt for a murderer, especially when a pool of blood is discovered but no body. Crime fiction fans who appreciate a good cop and a good murder—especially Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, Peter Robinson, and Val McDermid readers—will be eagerly following the trail of evidence every step of the way.
Lynda La Plante’s fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York.
• Paperback: 480 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (October 23, 2012)
An enthrallingly original thriller from British crime novelist Oliver Harris, The Hollow Man stars amoral and cynical London detective Nick Besley, who the Daily Mail declared, “He’s got to be London’s coolest cop.” Crime fiction fans are sure to agree, especially those hooked on the novels of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbø. Belsey starts out at rock bottom in his personal and professional life but is soon embroiled in a brazen identity theft scam and possible murder that could leave him either wealthy or dead. This is a tour de force of pace and plotting and a vividly evocative love-letter to London. It’s time to discover Oliver Harris, a new master of noir who’s destined to be a big man at the scene of the crime.
Oliver Harris has a degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare studies from University College, London, as well as an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. He has worked as a TV and film extra. More recently he assisted with research in the Imperial War Museum archives, and continues to review for the Times Literary Supplement. He is currently pursuing a PhD in psychoanalysis and Greek myth.
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Tuesday, October 23rd: she treads softly – Blood Line
Tuesday, October 23rd: Literary Feline – The Hollow Man
Wednesday, October 24th: Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms – The Hollow Man
Thursday, October 25th: Life In Review – The Hollow Man
Wednesday, October 31st: Jen’s Book Thoughts – The Hollow Man
Monday, November 5th: Kritters Rambings – Blood Line
Tuesday, November 6th: Seaside Book Nook – The Hollow Man
Wednesday, November 7th: Book Him Danno! – The Hollow Man
Thursday, November 8th: Life In Review – Blood Line
Monday, November 12th: Jenny Loves to Read – Blood Line
Tuesday, November 13th: she treads softly – The Hollow Man
Wednesday, November 14th: Man of la Book – The Hollow Man
Thursday, November 15th: Wordsmithonia – Blood Line
Thursday, November 15th: A Bookworm’s World – The Hollow Man
Tuesday, November 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller – The Hollow Man
Monday, November 26th: A Bookworm’s World – Blood Line
Wednesday, November 28th: Chaotic Compendiums – Blood Line