From Corvus Books in the UK:
Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn’t have many friends. She spends her time alone in the woods near her house – her safe place, until she finds the body of a young woman.
Susanna Mitchell is searching for her sister, Ronnie, who vanished after leaving a late-night bar. The more she discovers about Ronnie’s life, the more she realises that her sister began to disappear long before she went missing.
The Next Time You See Me explores the fault-lines of a small community – their hidden desires and their other, secret selves.
Holly Goddard Jones is the author of Girl Trouble: Stories (Harper Perennial 2009). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Epoch, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere, and she was a 2007 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She teaches in the MFA programme at UNC Greensboro and lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brandon. The Next Time You See Me is her first novel.
It’s published on 4 July by Corvus Books.
News from Corvus of what’s coming in July:
THE BLIND GODDESS by Anne Holt published 10th July (crime fiction, trade paperback, £12.99, ISBN: 9780857892256)
Anne Holt is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers. Her two crime series – featuring Johanne Vik and Hanne Wilhelmsen – have sold more than 5 million copies and are translated into twenty-five languages. With the publication of 1222, which went on to become a bestseller, Corvus introduced Hanne Wilhelmsen to the UK. The Times called it ‘an homage to Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple – or Miss Marple as a badass, paralysed Norwegian lesbian detective’. Publication of The Blind Goddess takes readers back to book one of the series to find out what led Hanne to her current life as a wheelchair bound detective. Never before published in English, The Blind Goddess delivers a superbly chilling story of corruption in the corridors of power.
A NAME IN BLOOD by Matt Rees published 19th July (fiction, hardback, £14.99 ISBN: 9781848879195)
Artist, lover, swordsman, gambler: a wild life which ended mysteriously. But was Caravaggio murdered? A Name in Blood is a superb tale of intrigue and wrong doing in Renaissance Italy from Matt Rees, author of the award winning Omar Yussef crime series.
WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR by Karl Marlantes published 5th July 2012 (non-fiction paperback, £8.99, ISBN: 9780857893802)
A harrowing account of the truth of war from the bestselling author of Matterhorn, Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes.
FEAR NOT by Anne Holt published 10th July 2012 (crime fiction paperback, £7.99, ISBN: 9781848876125)
Book 4 in the Johanne Vik series.
I stumbled across this one yesterday; I’ve not seen this series before. On Friday 13 April you can chat via twitter with Corvus author Gordon Ferris, courtesy of Kindle and twitter. Hard to forget that date, eh? Click on the pic to find out more and see the list of Ferris’s two series of crime novels. Effectively, Corvus launched the writing career of Ferris via the Kindle ebook, so it seems a natural development that this chat is available here. Now, many enjoy his novels set in the 1940s; time to take a look if you haven’t already?