THE THREE-DAY AFFAIR by Michael Kardos (thriller)
A road trip amongst three old college buddies goes horribly awry when they impulsively rob a convenience store and kidnap a young girl. They have three days to decide her fate as they choose between right and wrong, prison and freedom. An exciting new voice from the US.
SHOOTING VICTORIA: Madness, Mayhem and the Modernisation of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy (non-fiction)
During her long reign, Queen Victoria was the target of no fewer than eight assassination attempts. In seven of these cases her life was saved by poor marksmanship or misfiring weaponry, but one assailant managed to strike her with a finely wrought cane. Remarkably, all eight of her attackers lived to tell their tales, and were variously incarcerated in asylums, deported to Australia, or in a few cases eventually released into society again. Shooting Victoria opens up a new window onto Victorian England. In exploring contemporary attitudes to madness and criminality, it reveals a wealth of little-known, often surprising aspects of 19th-century British society and monarchy.
A COLD DAY FOR MURDER, A FATAL THAW and DEAD IN THE WATER by Dana Stabenow (crime fiction)
HoZ are delighted to introduce Dana Stabenow to the UK, a massive US bestseller, regular New York Times chart topper and highly acclaimed Edgar award winning crime writer. We’re publishing books 1-3 in the Kate Shugak series for the first time in the UK, straight into paperback with one a month to follow to complete the twenty book series.
Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She’s 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and is accompanied by a half wolf, half dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and needs to be to survive the world Alaskan wilds can throw at her! Book number 1, A Cold Day For Murder, won the Edgar award.
Dana Stabenow is an Alaskan native and prolific story teller, raised on a 75’ fish trawler off the Gulf of Alaska. She will be coming to the UK in May.
And a reminder of December 2012’s hardback titles:
SOMETHING YOU ARE by Hanna Jameson (crime fiction)
Is evil something you do? Or something you are? Debut noir from an exciting new young talent in British crime writing. First in the London Underground series.
FIRST DAUGHTER by Eric Van Lustbader (thriller)
The first in the Jack McClure trilogy from the author of Robert Ludlam’s Jason Bourne novels. ‘Rarely have I read a book that grabs you so fast in the opening scene. Goodbye sleep; hello First Daughter.’ Jeffery Deaver
ONE FOR SORROW by M.E. Mayer (historical mystery fiction)
A much-lauded mystery series set amid the splendour and squalor of sixth century Constantinople during the reign of the Emperor Justinian. First of nine in the Death in Byzantium series from husband and wife team M.E Mayer.
NOCTURNE by Joseph Wambaugh (crime fiction)
A panoramic tale of Los Angeles from Joseph Wambaugh, the acknowledged grandmaster of of crime fiction and founder of the modern police procedural. ‘His books are so good they make me feel like quitting my job and doing something else’ Lee Child.