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Backlist 94
Rights Guide 104
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Index 107
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TEXAS FREE
The Tylers of Texas Series
Janet Dailey
In the vein of Janet Dailey’s iconic Calder novels, the Publishers Weekly bestselling
Tylers of Texas series brings readers the lives and loves of a powerful ranching
family. In this exciting fifth installment, rustlers, a long-standing feud and an old
enemy threaten Rimrock Ranch.

She’s a woman with a burning need to break free from her past…
Rose Landro is on the run. Seeking refuge at the Rimrock Ranch, she is finally ready to claim the land her granddaddy left her and make a fresh
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start. But her return is rife with controversy when cattle begin disappearing—and a handsome menace named Tanner McCade starts watching
Rose a little too closely. Could the new cowhand be connected to the men she’s hiding from? Or is there another reason the rugged stranger is
shadowing her every move?
He’s a man ready to fight boldly for his future…
There’s a secret in Rose Landro’s eyes, a mystery that Special Ranger Tanner McCade is determined to uncover. Even if the beauty isn’t behind the
cattle rustling he’s investigating, she’s way too skittish, and all too exquisite for Tanner to just let slide past his piercing gaze. Then he discovers a
Category: Contemporary Romance vulnerability in Rose that has him aching to protect her—and longing to possess her….
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0958-5 Praise for Janet Dailey’s Tylers of Texas Series
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95
Rights: World “You’ll definitely want the coolheaded Susan Rutledge around.”
Pages: 368 —Bustle.com on Texas Fierce
Trim Size: 6 x 9
“Dailey’s easy prose pairs perfectly with the low-key Texas town revisited in her fourth Tylers of
Spine Size: 1 1/4
Pack: 24
Texas contemporary…The ensuing plot, characters, and happy ending are as satisfying and comfy
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0961-5 as well-worn boots.”
SALES HISTORY —Publishers Weekly on Texas Fierce
Kensington Hardcover “Big, bold, and sexy…Janet Dailey at her best!”
Texas Fierce
—Kat Martin on Texas True
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Texas Tall “Dailey fans will be delighted by Texas True. The gallant and charming Tyler brothers won’t soon be
9/16 (978-0-7582-9401-2) forgotten.”
Texas Tough —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
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“Dailey vividly brings to life the mystique that embodies Texas…artfully weaving romance, intrigue,
greed, jealousy and murder.”
—Texas Tea & Travel on Texas True
Janet Dailey’s first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100 novels and become one of the top-selling female
authors in the world, with 325 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong,
decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues
in her stories.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Janet Dailey is finding a whole new readership, and • Advance reading copies
reinvigorating the enthusiasm of long-time fans, who rave, • National print and online advertising
“This is on par with her Calder Series…I hope and pray • Online radio advertising
she has more written about The Tylers.” This fifth book in the
Tylers of Texas series is destined to become an instant classic. • Transit Advertising in Dallas-Fort Worth Area
• The Tylers of Texas series is Janet Dailey at her best. It features • Content marketing partnerships
the kind of home-grown American heroes that made Janet Dailey • Pillow drops on riverboat cruises
a household name, combined with compelling romance and taut • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
suspense married to her signature evocative writing style. • Email marketing and promotion
• Janet Dailey is a publishing legend, with more than 100 novels • Social media advertising and promotions
to her name and 325 million copies sold in 98 countries. • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley,
• Contemporary Western-set series are favorites among readers and Kensington’s kLovers program
and are more popular than ever, as evidenced by the success of • Cross-promotion with Texas Fierce (Zebra MM, 8/17)
authors like Linda Lael Miller, Diana Palmer, and Lori Wilde.
• Readers are more frequently drawn to “Brand Name” authors,
and there is no one more recognizable than Janet Dailey. She
has become the go-to author for readers who want distinctly
American stories and heroes.
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SUFFER THE CHILDREN
The Gardiner and Renner Series
Lisa Black
In the fourth Gardiner and Renner thriller by New York Times bestselling author
Lisa Black, Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert who studies the dead, and her
unlikely partner, a homicide cop who stalks the living, investigate a bizarre series
of murders in a juvenile delinquent facility.

Maggie Gardiner, forensics expert for the Cleveland police department, and Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a killer secret, return in
bestselling author Lisa Black’s new thriller as they confront the darkest threat yet to their careers—and their lives.

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The body of fifteen-year-old Rachael Donahue—abandoned by society, raised in foster homes, and violently unapproachable—has been
discovered at the bottom of a stairwell at Firebird, the secure facility for juvenile offenders in Cleveland. For Maggie and Jack, Rachael’s death
comes with a disturbing twist—the girl may have been involved with a much older man.
But Rachael’s not the only resident at the center to come to a dead end. Firebird’s ten-year-old “wild child” has overdosed in the infirmary—
back-to-back tragedies that appear to be terrible accidents. As a forensic investigator, Maggie knows appearances can be deceiving. And Jack
knows all about deceit. That’s why they both suspect a cold-blooded murderer is carrying out a deadly agenda.
Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1357-5 As Maggie’s ex-husband gets nearer to uncovering the secrets that Maggie and Jack must hide, it becomes increasingly harder for them to protect
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 a new and vulnerable victim from a killer with unfathomable demons.
Rights: World Praise for Lisa Black and her Gardiner and Renner Novels
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “The plot hurdles to an adrenaline-fueled conclusion that is sure to hook Black’s devoted readership.”
Spine Size: 1 1/8 —Booklist on Perish
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“A solid position in suspense, a solid backbone of detection.”
Author’s Residence: Cape Coral, FL
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1359-9 —Kirkus Reviews on Perish
SALES HISTORY “Black reveals a very fine writer’s ear. That talent roars out at us…in Unpunished, all the pieces of fine
Kensington Hardcover storytelling are in delicate, evocative balance.”
Perish —Florida Weekly on Unpunished
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Unpunished “Black, a forensics investigator, skillfully portrays the stark realities of homicide cases in her latest thriller.
2/17 (978-1-4967-0190-9) In this series launch, she pairs Maggie with Jack Renner, a determined detective with secrets of his own
That Darkness who has no intention of allowing murderers to evade their punishment. A great choice for readers of
5/16 (978-1-4967-0188-6) psychological suspense, forensic investigations, and mystery.”
—Library Journal on That Darkness
“Lisa Black always delivers authentic characters in riveting stories. That Darkness takes things to a
spellbinding new level with a taut and haunting story that will stay with you long after you finish
reading it.”
—Jeff Lindsay, creator of Dexter, on That Darkness
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black is the author of Gardiner and Renner series. She is a latent print examiner and CSI for the Cape
Coral Police Department in Florida, working mostly with fingerprints and crime scenes. She lives near Fort Myers, Florida. Visit her on Facebook,
Twitter, or at lisa-black.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Lisa Black is a professional forensic scientist, a career that very • Advance reading copies
much informs her writing and allows the details in her books to • Print and online advertising
be much more realistic than anything on TV. She is currently a • Select author events
latent print examiner and CSI for the Cape Coral Police
Department in Florida, where she works mostly with fingerprints • Author attending Thrillerfest and Bouchercon 2018
and crime scenes. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• This is the fourth in the Gardiner and Renner thriller series. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• Lisa Black has written over 10 critically acclaimed novels, content, and shareable images
including the New York Times bestseller, Evidence of Murder • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
(Harper, 2010). • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
• A regular lecturer and panelist at writer’s conventions, Lisa Black
is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America,
and International Thriller Writers.

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LITTLE COMFORT
The Hester Thursby Mystery Series
Edwin Hill
In a brilliantly twisted debut suspense novel set among Boston’s elite, Edwin Hill
introduces unforgettable 4-foot 9 librarian and sleuth Hester Thursby, whose
missing persons case uncovers a trail of vicious murder…

Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a
side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she’s hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted children and birth parents. Her new
case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine.
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Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a
dozen years, Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Sam has learned how
trusting wealthy people can be—especially the lonely ones—as he expertly manipulates his way into their lives and homes. In Wendy Richards,
the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston’s most influential families, he’s found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in which he
knows he belongs—a world of Brooks Brothers suits, Nantucket summers, and effortless glamour.
As Hester’s investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own
Category: Mystery safety. While Gabe has pinned all his desperate hopes of a normal life on Hester, Sam wants her out of the way for good. And Gabe has always
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1590-6 done what Sam asks…
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95
Rights: World Advance Praise For Edwin Hill and Little Comfort
Pages: 304 “Fast-paced and riveting…takes off from the opening pages and never lets up. Don’t miss this
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 can’t-put-down debut.”
Spine Size: 3/4
Pack: 28 —Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author
Author’s Residence: Boston, MA “In his compelling debut, Edwin Hill spins layer upon layer of intrigue as Hester Thursby, in the business
eBook ISBN 978-1-4967-1591-3 of finding people who don’t want to be found, takes on a job that turns out to be far more surprising and
dangerous than she bargained for. This smart, complex, and suspenseful New England thriller will keep
you turning pages far into the night.”
—Jessica Treadway, author of Lacy Eye and How Will I Know You?
“Compellingly plotted and compulsively readable, Little Comfort will leave you a little uncomfortable in
the best of ways. Hester Thursby, its powerhouse protagonist, is tough, intriguingly flawed and complex.
Edwin Hill’s first effort is certain to be among the year’s best debuts.”
—John Keyse-Walker, author of Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed
“A chilling mix of envy, deceit, and murder. Everyone is lying about something in this tense, stylish debut
novel…. [It] will have you frantically turning pages until the final, breathless climax.”
—Joanna Schaffhausen, author of The Vanishing Season

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• This is an intelligent and dark suspense with a flawed female • Advance reading copies
character as the lead. Fans of Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan • Events in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and
series and Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie novels will find a lot throughout New England
to enjoy. • Regional bookseller advertising campaign
• A four-foot, nine-inches tall librarian with a beagle named • Print, online and podcast advertising
Waffles and a side business tracking down the lost,
Hester Thursby is an unforgettable and unique protagonist. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley, Vine
and Goodreads
• This story is told from multiple points of view, including that of
the killer. • Library marketing and special mailing
• Early indie bookseller outreach

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• Edwin Hill has written for the LA Review of Books, The Life
Sentence, Publishers Weekly, and Ellery Queen Mystery • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Magazine. He is the vice president and editorial director • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
for the market-leading publisher of composition textbooks, content and shareable images
Bedford/St. Martin’s, a division of Macmillan. • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs

Edwin Hill has written for the LA Review of Books, The Life Sentence, Publishers Weekly, and Ellery
Queen Mystery Magazine. He is the vice president and editorial director for the market-leading publisher
© Thomas Bollinger

of composition textbooks, Bedford/St. Martin’s, a division of Macmillan. He received a bachelor’s degree


from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his partner Michael
and their dog Edith Ann. Visit him online at edwin-hill.com.
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MURDER IN THE OVAL LIBRARY
Lincoln’s White House Mystery Series
C. M. Gleason
April 13, 1861: Rebel troops are across the Potomac River, only 800 feet from the
White House and President Lincoln—but a murderer is even closer…

With the Confederate Army firing on Fort Sumter, the Civil War has begun—and an invasion of Washington, D.C., from Secessionist Virginia
seems imminent. As the population evacuates, the President is in desperate need of men to defend the capital.
Lincoln’s trusted aide, Adam Speed Quinn, and Quinn’s old friend from the Bloody Kansas conflict, Senator Jim Lane, hastily assemble a
motley crew of just over a hundred men and garrison them in the East Room at the White House itself. Dubbed the Frontier Guard, these
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rough-and-tumble patriots steel themselves for the inevitable attack.


But even as dawn breaks with no Rebel strike, a single act of violence intrudes within the White House. One of the Frontier Guard lies dead in
the oval library, throat slit ear to ear. There is a murderer among them.
Lincoln promptly assigns Quinn to deal with the matter, who is in turn aided by journalist Sophie Gates and Dr. George Hilton. And to Quinn’s
chagrin, the Southern belle Constance Lemagne insists on being involved in the investigation as well. But when Dr. Hilton examines the body, he
Category: Mystery makes a startling discovery that overturns all Quinn’s assumptions about the murder. With his president at grave risk from without and within,
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1021-5 Quinn must act quickly to catch the White House killer…
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 Praise for Murder in the Lincoln White House
Rights: World English
Pages: 304 “Gleason does a good job evoking the period with convincing detail.”
Trim Size: 6 x 9 —Publishers Weekly
Spine Size: 1
“Gleason kicks off a new series with an adequate mystery and more than adequate descriptions of the
Pack: 28
Author’s Residence: Michigan
nation’s capital at a critical moment in history.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1022-2 —Kirkus Reviews
SALES HISTORY “History, mystery, and a little romance combine with a diverse cast of characters…this crisp look at our
Kensington Hardcover nation’s capital on the brink of pivotal history balances well with the mystery at hand and achieves the
Murder in the Lincoln White House right blend of both. This broadens the novel’s appeal and shines a subtle spotlight on areas in which
12/17 (978-1-4967-1019-2) our current world still parallels the past. Well-known historical figures share the pages with the fictional
ensemble, capturing an authentic portrait of the period and adding layers to both the plot and the
setting. Perfect for mystery fans as well as Lincoln/Civial War aficionados.”
—RT Book Reviews
C. M. Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Gleason lives in the Midwest and is hard at work
on the next Lincoln White House Mystery. Learn more at: cmgleason.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• This is the second installment in Gleason’s acclaimed Lincoln’s • Advance reading copies
White House mystery series. • National print media campaign
• Lincoln is a perennial source of fascination. • Online advertising
• The protagonist is Lincoln’s (fictional) assistant, but the great • Outreach to American historical societies, especially
man himself figures large in this novel—offering his special Lincoln-centric organizations
brand of wisdom and humor to the proceedings. • Extensive social media advertising and promotions
• C. M. Gleason is a New York Times bestselling author of the • Push for early online reviews through NetGalley and Goodreads
Stoker & Holmes series (Chronicle) for teens and the Gardella
Vampire Chronicles (NAL). She has found her true voice as a • Promotion through both Kensington and author’s social media
historical mystery writer. platforms, newsletter subscribers, and fan groups
• Her Stoker & Holmes series for teens has received acclaim
from The New York Times and Library Journal, and is a YALSA
(Young Adult Library Services Association) pick.
• Her books have been translated into more than
seven languages.
• North American English audio rights for Murder in the Lincoln
White House have been sold to Dreamscape Media.

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HEAD GAMES
Mary B. Morrison
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a sizzling, twist‑filled
tale of four competitive friends, a dangerous bet, and high‑stakes consequences no
one can afford to win…

From childhood games to career challenges, Trymm, Dallas, Kohl, and Blitz have stayed the best of friends—and each others’ toughest
competition. These bachelors live to party up, sex it down, and get it all. And now they’re betting on which of them can “date‑and‑dump”
the most women in a month—and post the proof on social media. Winner takes all: a cool million dollars. But this game is about to get
all too real…

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Trymm has no problem bedding married women looking for quick‑and‑dirty satisfaction…until he falls hard for one he can’t have. A cynical
ex‑soldier battling PTSD, Dallas woos a hopeful bride to exhaust her savings for picket‑fence promises—just to humor his boys. Kohl enjoys his
best one‑night stand with a mysterious beauty—but his recklessness backfires big time after he exposes her. And Blitz thinks he’s giving
a powerful Fortune 500 executive the business—until he gets played…
Now everything they care about most—money, family, and friendship—is on the line. All the right moves won’t keep them safe—especially
from each other. And the only way out of the game is to concede or risk everything on a dangerous gamble they can only lose…
Category: Fiction Praise for Mary B. Morrison
ISBN13: 978‑1‑4967‑1083‑3
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 “Loyal readers will flock to this series launch. Although marked by steamy‑hot passion, it has more depth
Rights: World than a string of repetitive sexual hookups. Blake and her daughters are sexy, loyal, and quick to have
Pages: 304 each other’s back…most of the time.”
Trim Size: 6 x 9 —Library Journal on Baby, You’re the Best
Spine Size: 1
Pack: 28 “There’s not a dull moment in this shamelessly flamboyant romp that Morrison’s many fans are sure to
Author’s Residence: Atlanta, GA devour.”
eBook ISBN: 978‑1‑4967‑1086‑4 —Publishers Weekly on Darius Jones
SALES HISTORY “Mary B. Morrison is known for riveting stories that often leave readers on the edge of their seats…If You
Dafina Hardcover Don’t Know Me…will continue this tradition.”
The One I’ve Waited For
8/17 (978‑1‑61773‑080‑1)
—Today’s Black Woman
Just Can’t Let Go “Any fans of the reality TV Housewives shows will enjoy the frequent cat fighting and conniving schemes
8/16 (978‑1‑61773‑074‑0) that make up this book.”
Baby, You’re the Best —RT Book Reviews on I’d Rather Be With You
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New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison believes that women must shape their own destiny. Born in Aurora, Illinois, and raised
in New Orleans, Louisana, she took a chance and quit her near six‑figure government job to self‑publish her first book, Soulmates Dissipate, in
2000 and begin her literary career. Mary is the originating founder of Healing Her Hurt, a nonprofit that helps women recover from abuse. In
2006 she sponsored the publication of an anthology written by 33 sixth‑graders. In 2010 and 2014, Mary produced a play based on her novel,
Single Husbands, which she wrote under her pseudonym, HoneyB. Her wonderful son, Jesse Byrd, Jr., is the owner of Oiseau.co, lives in Dubai,
and is writing novels for young adults. Mary currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Mary “HoneyB” Morrison on Facebook: \therealmaryb,
Twitter @marybmorrison, Instagram @maryhoneybmorrison, and at MaryMorrison.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Like Eric Jerome Dickey and Zane, Mary B. Morrison writes • Advance reading copies
juicy, fast‑paced reads. • Print and online advertising campaign
• In addition to the hot sex that Mary’s fans look for, this • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
stand alone delivers an intense story and strong characters • Outreach to African American book clubs
who demonstrate empowerment and growth.
• Select author events
• Mary B. Morrison’s novels have been Essence® bestsellers, and
When Somebody Loves You Back and She Ain’t The One were • Social media advertising, promotions and giveaways
New York Times bestsellers. • Cross‑promotion with The One I’ve Waited For (Dafina TP,
• This is a standalone that appeals to fans of Kiki Swinson. 6/18) and Just Can’t Let Go (Dafina MM, 11/18)

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FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY
STEPS TO THE SEA
Sara Alexander
In a richly romantic novel set in stunning Positano, Italy, Sara Alexander weaves a
story of love, family loyalty, and sacrifice spanning five decades…

Nestled into the cliffs in southern Italy’s Amalfi coast, Positano is an artist’s vision, with rows of brightly hued houses perched above the sea and
picturesque staircases meandering up and down the hillside. Santina, still a striking woman despite old age and the illness that saps her last
strength, is spending her final days at her home, Villa San Vito. The magnificent eighteenth-century palazzo is very different from the tiny house
in which she grew up. And as she decides its fate, she must confront the choices that led her here so long ago…
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In 1949, Positano is as yet undiscovered by tourists, a beautiful, secluded village shaking off the dust of war. Hoping to escape poverty, young
Santina takes domestic work in London, ultimately becoming a housekeeper to a distinguished British major and his creative, impulsive wife,
Adeline. When they move to Positano, Santina returns with them, raising their daughter as Adeline’s mental health declines. With each passing
year, Santina becomes more deeply enmeshed within the family, trying to navigate her complicated feelings for a man who is much more than an
employer—while hiding secrets that could shatter the only home she knows…

Category: Fiction Praise for Sara Alexander’s Under a Sardinian Sky


ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1548-7 “Alexander’s novel will leave readers riveted until the explosive conclusion.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 —Publishers Weekly
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Pages: 416 “Sara Alexander’s presentation of the Sardinian countryside is exquisite and brings the landscape to
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 life…This is a wonderful book.”
Spine Size: 1 —The Historical Novels Review
Pack: 36
Author’s Residence: London, England “This enchanting novel is a delightful read, perfectly suited for a warm beach with a cold beverage.
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1549-4 Readers who enjoy Adriana Trigiani’s historical Italian family sagas will adore Alexander’s debut.”
SALES HISTORY —Booklist
Kensington Trade Paperback “Alexander paints a loving and breathtaking picture of the Mediterranean island, especially glorious
Under a Sardinian Sky descriptions of food.”
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—Library Journal
“Sometimes a family’s deepest silences hide the most important secrets.”
—The North Carolina Times-News
“Sara Alexander is a gifted novelist whose Under a Sardinian Sky reveals her mastery of the romance
suspense genre.”
—The Midwest Book Review
Sara Alexander graduated from Hampstead School, London, UK and went on to attend the University of Bristol, UK, graduating with a
BA hons. in Theatre, Film & TV. She followed on to complete her postgraduate diploma in acting from Drama Studio London. She has worked
extensively in the theatre, film and television industries, including roles in much loved productions such as Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows,
Doctor Who and Franco Zeffirelli’s Sparrow. Readers can visit her Website at saraalexander.net.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Sara has had a career in acting in London and has worked • Advance reading copies
extensively in the theatre, film and television industries, • Print, online, podcast and social media advertising
including roles in much loved productions such as Harry Potter • Online content and shareable graphics
& the Deathly Hallows, Dr. Who and Franco Zeffirelli’s Sparrow.
• Email marketing and promotion through both Kensington
• Four Hundred and Fourty Steps to the Sea will appeal to lovers and author’s social media platforms, newsletter subscribers,
of historical women’s fiction by authors such as Joanne Harris and fan groups
(Chocolat) and Beatriz William (Tiny Little Thing).
• Early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
• There are many books set on Italy’s mainland, but very few take GoodReads, NetGalley, and more
place on the island of Sardinia. Four Hundred and Forty Steps
to the Sea will delight armchair travel readers with its Italian • Early promotion to indie bookstores via ARC mailings, email
setting, lush descriptions of food and Italian fabrics. outreach and trade advertising
• Under A Sardinian Sky garnered great review attention and
was selected as a Fresh Pick at Fresh Fiction.

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STRIPPED
The Happy Endings Series
Zoey Castile
Zoey Castile launches the Happy Endings series with Stripped, a hot contemporary
romance set in New York City. Skilled, sculpted, and sexy, the men of adult
entertainment are the kind of guys a woman reserves for her fantasies, not her
reality. But is there more to these professional hotties than meets the eye?

The day Robyn Flores meets Zac Fallon is one of those days. You know, when you’re already late for work. Mostly because you haven’t really
slept since your best friend abandoned you for her fiancé and her exponentially better life. The kind of day you drag yourself to the cleaners to

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pick up your laundry, only to discover you’ve got the wrong bag—Star Spangled sequined thong, anyone? So Robyn is definitely not ready for
the ridiculously gorgeous guy at her front door, except that they have each other’s clothes. But then, is any woman ever ready to meet the love
of her life?
There’s just one problem: Zac Fallon is not the love of Robyn’s life. Zac knows, despite the all-too-intimate dinner they share, he doesn’t have
a shot at her. Because the next time Zac sees Robyn, he’s front and center of the male revue headlining her best friend’s bachelorette party. So
much for wooing the pretty schoolteacher, much less impressing her old-fashioned family with his upstanding lifestyle. Now he’s only got one
Category: Contemporary Romance way to win his dream girl. It’s gonna be the steamiest, most irresistible seduction she’s ever seen. And this time it will be no ac…
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1524-1 Zoey Castile was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. She started writing in her teens and pursued that love in her studies
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 at Hunter College and the University of Montana. For nearly a decade, she worked as a bartender, hostess, and manager in New York City’s
Rights: World
nightlife. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ZoeyCastile. You can also email her at ZoeyCastile@gmail.com.
Pages: 304
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 27/32
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: New York, NY
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1525-8

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Magic Mike, the Channing Tatum film based on his experiences • Advance print and digital reading copies
as a former male stripper, has become a pop culture • Print and online advertising
phenomenon, spawning a hit sequel, Vegas revue, and a • Digital marketing campaign
musical in the works. Stripped draws on this subject matter
and popularity and is perfect for fans who want more stories • Select author events
about male entertainment workers. • Instagram social influencer campaign
• Zoey worked in New York City’s nightlife as a manager for • Email marketing and features via Romance eNewsletters
8 years and has drawn on her personal experiences for this and kLovers
novel. As a NYC native, the author is also able to write • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
about contemporary New York City in a way that’s sharp and • Social media advertising and promotions including
rings true. shareable images
• Zoey is a heavy promoter, and currently writes pieces for • Push for early online reviews through NetGalley and Goodreads
Bustle.com’s book page and Barnes & Noble’s BN Teen blog. • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs
She has been on industry panels with big name authors such
as Sarah Maclean and Tessa Bailey, and her profile will only
continue to rise.

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MURDER WEARS MITTENS
The Seaside Knitters Society Series
Sally Goldenbaum
In the first installment of USA Today bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside
Knitters Society mystery series, a pair of siblings found along in a laundromat lead
the women of a Massachusetts knitting circle to the body of a town Recluse. Now
The Seaside Knitters Society must find the children’s mother in order to solve the
mysterious murder.

After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But
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Cass can’t stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies
return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother…
The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. But the death of Dolores Cardozo, a recluse from the edge of town,
throws the group for a loop. Especially when the missing mother and one of their own become tied to the victim’s hidden fortune—and
her murder…
Before scandalous secrets break bonds and rumors tear Sea Harbor apart, the Seaside Knitters need to string together the truth about Dolores—
Category: Mystery while preventing a greedy murderer from making another move!
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1103-8
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 Praise for Murder Wears Mittens
Rights: US & CAN “Goldenbaum has created an idyllic world in which good friends, good works, and discussing the
Pages: 272 passage of time and changes in the community are as important as solving crimes. A knitting pattern for
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 socks rounds out the volume.”
Spine Size: 21/32
Pack: 56
—Publishers Weekly
Author’s Residences: “An intriguing murder…Izzy and her fellow Seaside Knitters feel an obligation to find the truth…Happily,
Prairie Village, KS and Cape Ann, MA a sock pattern is appended.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1104-5 —Booklist
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Kensington Hardcover “Murder Wears Mittens is not another crime mystery like any other mystery. Sally Goldenbaum’s characters
9/17 (978-1-4967-1102-1) feel for one another. It is a brilliantly written crime mystery, full of suspense and human warmth. Sally
Goldenbaum knows how to monopolize your attention with her characters and writing style.”
—The Washington Book Review
“The Seaside Knitters go all out to solve another murder…This one keeps you guessing a bit longer than
usual and features such caring sleuths you can’t help but like them.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“A beautifully written mystery full of warmth and surprises.”
—Nancy Pickard, New York Times bestselling author
“I was utterly charmed by the Seaside Knitters and their cozy community.”
—Laurien Berenson, bestselling author
Sally Goldenbaum is the USA Today bestselling author of three-dozen novels, most recently the Seaside Knitters mystery series, set in the
fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally and her husband now split their time between Prairie Village,
Kansas and Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Readers can visit her Website at sallygoldenbaum.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The Seaside Knitters is a nationally bestselling series. These • Print and online advertising
mysteries consistently debut in the top 10 B&N mystery lists, and • Feature title in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
remain on the list for many weeks. promotion on Hobby Reads
• Sally’s books include a special knitting pattern in the back • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
that ties in with a project the Seaside Knitters are working on. content and shareable images
They also feature regional cuisine in the story and recipes • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
in back matter.
• Outreach to special interest groups (knitting and fiber arts) and
• Murder Wears Mittens includes a knitting pattern for mittens! promotion at knitting conventions
• Sally lives part of the year in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, which is • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
the basis for the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the
setting of the series. • Author attending Kensington Cozy-Con: East in April 2018 and
Kensington Cozy-Con: Midwest in September 2018
• Murder Wears Mittens, book one in the Seaside Knitter’s Society
series, was one of The Washington Book Review’s “Best Novels • Cross-promotion with How to Knit a Murder (Kensington HC,
for this Fall” in 2017. 12/18)

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GOODBYE CRULLER WORLD
The Deputy Donut Mystery Series
Ginger Bolton
Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her
retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder
claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay
alive.

If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her
regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois,

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a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find her—murdered
among a scattering of stale donuts…
Disturbingly, Georgia’s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her son’s murder, a case Emily’s late detective husband failed to solve
before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent man’s life at stake, Emily’s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest
for answers. Though someone’s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily can’t trace them back to a killer
in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business…
Category: Mystery Praise for Ginger Bolton and Survival of the Fritters
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1189-2
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 “Bolton brings several popular themes together—cooking, knitting small businesses, and of course,
Rights: World English cats—in this appealing cozy.”
Pages: 256 —Booklist
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
“Worth the read.”
Spine Size: 5/8
Pack: 56 —Kirkus Reviews
Author’s Residence: Ontario, Canada “The mystery is well-developed with an interesting outcome and the secondary characters move the story
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1190-8 along nicely. Emily is a smart and clever detective and this is a good start to a promising new series.
SALES HISTORY Recipes included!”
Kensington Trade Paperback —RT Book Reviews
Survival of the Fritters
2/18 (978-1-4967-1187-8) Ginger Bolton is the pseudonym of an Agatha-nominated cozy mystery author. She is very fond of donuts, coffee, and coffee shops that
encourage patrons to linger and chat. Ginger lives in a rural area surrounded by cozy villages. When she isn’t reading, writing, or daydreaming
while gazing out windows, she walks her dogs, plays an electric piano (she uses earphones so as not to frighten the wildlife,) creates minor
disasters in her kitchen, and very occasionally, takes part in local amateur theater productions, which, intended or not, become comedies. She
can be found online at GingerBolton.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Fans of The Cheese Shop mystery series by Avery Aames • Advance reading copies
(Berkley), the Tea Shop mystery series by Laura Childs (Berkley) • Publicity coverage in print and online media
and The Coffeehouse mystery series by Cleo Coyle (Berkley) will • Online promotion and advertising campaign
love the Deputy Donut mystery series by Agatha Award nomi-
nated author Ginger Bolton. • Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
GoodReads, NetGalley, and more
• The difference between the Deputy Donut mysteries and other
culinary cozy mysteries is the strong connection between Emily’s • Email marketing and promotion through both Kensington and
coffee shop and local first responders, especially police officers. author’s social media platforms
Emily can learn from them, but she is also subject to their close
scrutiny, day after day.
• Many fans of Ginger Bolton’s previous books, the Threadville
Mysteries, were quilters, knitters, crocheters, and people who
love the textile arts. Various crafts will be mentioned in the
Deputy Donut mysteries. One of the groups who regularly meet
at Deputy Donut consists of knitters.
• Each installment includes new recipes for readers to try!

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MURDER IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE
A Beryl and Edwina Mystery Series
Jessica Ellicott
As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less alike than the
prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the
Great War, they’re the perfect match…

1920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her
adoring public would expect is that she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English countryside seems
just the ticket. And honestly, until America comes to its senses and repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and
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subjecting herself to bathtub gin.


For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the post–World War I bust has left her in dire financial
straits and forced her to advertise for a lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstep—actually crashes into it in her red
motorcar—Edwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate.
But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in, they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents,
helping Edwina to make ends meet and satisfying Beryl’s thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch
Category: Mystery a killer—before this sleepy English village becomes their final resting place…
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1340-7
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 Praise for Murder in an English Village
Rights: World “With its strong sense of place and time in post-World War I England, this will be welcomed by fans of
Pages: 304 Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton mysteries.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4
—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
Pack: 48 “A spectacular series launch.”
Author’s Residence: Milton Mills, NH —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1053-6
PUBLISHING HISTORY “Well-drawn women of a certain age, plot twists, and details of wartime and postwar Britain distinguish
Kensington Hardcover this historical cozy, which will appeal to fans of Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton and Kerry Greenwood’s
11/17 (978-1-4967-1050-5) Phryne Fisher.”
—Booklist
“You’ll love this delightful new series about two ladies of a certain age who refuse to let Society’s
expectations hold them back from bringing a killer to justice. The very British Edwina and the too
American Beryl are a wonderfully mismatched pair who will keep you turning pages until they
solve the crime.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in the Bowery
“Absolutely delightful. Readers will fall in love with this intrepid new pair of sleuths as they sniff out the
secrets hiding just beneath the surface of even the most unassuming English village.”
—Anna Lee Huber, bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries
“You’ll fall in love with genteel Edwina and gregarious Beryl, a quirky pair of sleuths who pool their
respective talents and doggedly get the job done. Great fun from start to finish, murder has never been
so adorable!”
—Alyssa Maxwell, author of A Pinch of Poison
Jessica Ellicott loves fountain pens, Mini Coopers, and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits
wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar. Readers can visit her Website at
JessicaEllicott.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The Beryl and Edwina mysteries appeal to fans of Carola Dunn’s • National print media campaign and online advertising
Daisy Dalyrmple mysteries (St. Martin’s Press), Jacqueline • Featured in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs mysteries (Harper Collins), Rhy • Social media advertising and promotions
Bowen’s Her Royal Spyness mysteries (Berkley) and Alyssa
Maxwell’s Lady and Lady’s Maid mysteries (Kensington). • Cross-promotion with Murder Flies the Coop (Kensington HC,
10/18)
• This is a historical mystery that has the cross-appeal of an
American protagonist in an English village.
• This is the first book in a new series, and will appeal to fans of
Charles Todd and Rys Bowen.
• Author previously wrote a Daphne Award winning novel for
Mainly Murder Press, and a cozy mystery series for Berkley
Prime Crime.

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KNIT TO KILL
The Black Sheep & Co. Mystery Series
Anne Canadeo
Now available in trade paperback, the first in a new series spinning off from
Ann Canadeo’s popular Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries (Pocket Books), as four
knitting friends and sleuthing heroines take some big steps in their lives. Maggie
has changed the name of her shop to The Black Sheep & Co. and the group is
preparing for Lucy’s wedding, but first there’s a murder for them to solve on their
girls only getaway to Osprey Island.

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A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl…
As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the close- knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before
the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, renowned for its
famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she would be happy to host the knitters.
Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on
the rocky coastline below the cliffs and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident.
Category: Mystery
The well-known victim was not so well liked, it turns out, with many enemies eager to send him into an early—and permanent—retirement.
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0893-9
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 When the investigation focuses on Amy’s husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues.
Rights: World English But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine line—and look before they leap to any deadly conclusions.
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Praise for Knit to Kill
Spine Size: 25/32 “Canadeo’s fun ninth Black Sheep and Company mystery takes the ladies of the Plum Harbor Mass.,
Pack: 48 knitting group to a resort community.”
Author’s Residence: Northport, N.Y
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0862-5
—Publishers Weekly
PUBLISHING HISTORY “A leisurely investigation into a murder with plenty of time for beautiful scenery, delicious food, and of
Kensington Hardcover course, knitting.”
11/17 (978-1-4967-0861-8) —Kirkus Reviews
Anne Canadeo is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including her popular Black Sheep Knitting mystery series and the Cape
Light series, written as Katherine Spencer. She lives and knits in Northport, New York with her husband, daughter, and canine office assistant.
Visit her online at AnneCanadeo.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• While there are other cozy mystery series that include knitting • Print and online advertising campaign
and other crafts, The Black Sheep & Co. books emphasize • Social media advertising and promotions
themes of female friendship and include a lot of humor. • Shareable images, digital assets and bonus content on
• Kensington Books is taking a series (Black Sheep Knitting series) HobbyReads.com
that has a large reader following and giving the series a new • Outreach to knitting groups and organizations
spin, enhancing the sales potential.
• Email marketing and inclusion in Kensington’s Cozy Mystery
• Anne Canadeo has also written as New York Times bestselling eNewsletter
author Katherine Spencer, author of the Cape Light and Angel
Island series.
• Knitting is a very popular theme for cozy readers, and Anne
Canadeo is a master at producing stories that readers love. She
also includes patterns and bonus material in all her books.

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NOSTRAND AVENUE
Kenji Jasper
From acclaimed author and journalist Kenji Jasper comes a new novel about a
Brooklyn neighborhood “fixer” who is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with
someone who wants him dead.

Jamison “Kango” Watts was once known as an invisible man, a quiet “fixer” who always got the job done with clean hands and cash in his
pocket. Now he’s living the quiet life in D.C., running a soul food restaurant. When he learns about an old friend’s death, Kango returns to
Brooklyn for the wake…and barely survives after a masked gunman puts two slugs in him. Someone has a score to settle, a beef Kango can’t
afford to bring back to his new life in D.C.
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Caught between a crew of arsonists who go after historical landmarks, an old lover who is now married with children, and confronting the
moment that led to his self-imposed exile from New York, Kango doesn’t realize there is one enemy at the center of it all…
Praise for Kenji Jasper
“Among young American writers, there is no one else quite like Kenji Jasper. He leads us down the main
drags and side streets of the soul with a voice that is rich and rare; and he is, simply and sublimely, a joy
to read.”
Category: Fiction —Nick Tosches, biographer, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, on The House on Childress Street
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1569-2
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 “The House on Childress Street is a deep meditation on family, love, and remembrance, and a tough
Rights: World valentine to the real Washington, D.C. Kenji Jasper is an extraordinary young talent.”
Pages: 304 —George Pelecanos, author of Drama City on The House on Childress Street
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
“Dark is the hard to face journey towards redemption, illuminated by characters whose mistakes could
Spine Size: 3/4
Pack: 48 easily have been made by any one of us. An impressive debut the new images of the urban experience
Author’s Residence: New York, NY will be carved out by Kenji Jasper.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1571-5 —Ernesto Quinones, author of Bodega Dreams on Dark
SALES HISTORY Kenji Jasper is the author of the memoir The House on Childress Street and the novels Snow and Dark, a Los Angeles Times and Washington
Dafina Trade Paperback Post bestseller. He co-edited the nonfiction book Beats Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop, and his articles and essays have
Snow
appeared on NPR, and in Newsweek, The Village Voice, Essence®, Ebony, and VIBE, among others. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University,
3/07 (978-1-60183-001-2)
the University of Florida, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and the College Success Foundation. A native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate
of Morehouse College, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Kenji Jasper has worked in writing and journalism for over • Advance reading copies
20 years. A regular contributor to NPR, his work has appeared • Print, online and podcast advertising
on VIBE, Essence®, The Village Voice, Upscale, The Charlotte • Select events
Observer, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The Atlanta
Tribune, among others. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Jasper writes authentic, drama-filled novels about Generation X • Targeted outreach in the New York market
and Black America that appeal to fans of Kiki Swinson, Wahida • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
Clark, Ashley & JaQuavis, and Tracy Brown. • Social media and eNewsletter advertising and promotions
• The richly nuanced characters in Jasper’s novels appeal to book • Newsletter and email marketing promotions
clubs and readers with more literary tastes.
• Nostrand Avenue will also appeal to thriller and mystery
readers as the main character must figure out who is setting
him up.

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THE OUTSIDE CHILD
Tiffany L. Warren
Essence® bestselling author and RT award-winning author Tiffany L. Warren is
back with a new novel that weaves together soap opera-worthy drama with an
inspirational twist—perfect for fans of ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria
Christopher Murray.

All of Chenille Abrams’ dreams came true the day she married NFL star Brayden Carpenter. He’s the down-to-earth, loving, and protective man
she never thought she’d find. And with her own successful career, Chenille plans to be more than just a famous athlete’s wife. She’s determined
to balance work, marriage, and motherhood, as the couple awaits their first child…

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Until their son is born with a crippling heart ailment. Until a devastated Brayden starts putting his career above everything else. And when tragedy
strikes, Chenille struggles to find a rea-son to go on—as Brayden takes comfort from anywhere but home…
Little by little, Chenille picks up the pieces as she and Brayden try to make their marriage work once more. But when he fathers a baby
that the mother can’t keep, will this be the final blow? Or can they find a way past betrayal into unexpected hope—to at last have a future
worth everything?
Praise for Tiffany L. Warren
Category: Fiction
“When I read a Tiffany L. Warren novel I know I’m going to get two things—a riveting story and a
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0875-5
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
faith boost!”
Rights: World —ReShonda Tate Billingsley on The Outside Child
Pages: 320 “Filled with love, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 25/32 —Kimberla Lawson Roby on The Favorite Son
Pack: 48 “Highly entertaining. Captivating and compelling. Great book club option.”
Author’s Residence: Carrolton, TX
—USAToday.com on The Replacement Wife
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0877-9
SALES HISTORY “In a fine blend of suspense and inspirational fiction, Warren spins an entertaining tale about folks
Dafina Trade Paperback misbehaving behind the pulpit in a modern African American church.”
Her Secret Life —Library Journal on The Pastor’s Husband
5/17 (978-1-4967-0872-4)
The Pastor’s Husband Tiffany L. Warren is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel, What a Sista Should Do, was released in June
3/16 (978-1-61773-202-7) of 2005. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay, was a national bestseller. She is also the author of The
Favorite Son Bishop’s Daughter, In The Midst of It All, Don’t Tell a Soul and The Replacement Wife. In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded Warren
3/15 (978-1-61773-198-3) Productions and released gospel musicals, What a Sista Should Do and The Replacement Wife. Tiffany is the visionary behind the Faith and
Fiction Retreat. Tiffany resides in Maryland with her husband, Brent, and their five children. Visit her online at TiffanyLWarren.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• A very emotional and dramatic story, this novel has a touch • Advance reading copies
of an inspirational message but is a squarely mainstream/ • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
commercial book. There is some faith involved but the focus • Content marketing partnerships
is more on the couple’s relationship than their relationship
with God. • Print and online advertising
• Tiffany L. Warren won the 2013 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ • Outreach to African American book clubs
Choice Award for Best Multicultural Novel for Don’t Tell a Soul • Social media advertising and promotions
and was nominated for a 2015 RT Book Reviewers’ Choice • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
Award for The Favorite Son.
• Tiffany is the founder of the Faith and Fiction retreat, and
through it has established a fantastic network of inspirational
fiction authors.
• This is a standalone novel. Like Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Tiffany writes inspirational fiction with
scandal-filled plots.
• Tiffany writes intricate characters dealing with realistic situations
—her award-winning prose is witty, humorous, and real.
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SHE’LL TAKE IT
Mary Carter
Mary Carter’s She’ll Take It is now repackaged and reissued at a lower price point
to attract new readers, perfect for those summer beach bags!

Aspiring actress. Temp worker. Shoplifter. For Melanie Zeitgar, stealing is a lot like love: she knows the right thing when she sees it. Unfortunately,
she sees it everywhere. She doesn’t mean to take things. Just like she doesn’t mean to fib about her career. Or continue eating chocolate. Or
wait for a call from Ray, the beautiful musician who must have been in a horrible accident that broke his dialing fingers.
Melanie’s number one rule—in life, love, and theft—is this: Don’t Get Caught. But sometimes, even the best kleptomaniac has an off day.
Now, with every part of her life veering out of control, Melanie’s met a guy whose heart is hers for the taking—if she’s brave enough to pay the
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price…
Praise for Mary Carter
“A fun, quirky read.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Pub Across the Pond
“A fun read…the quaint setting and pub’s colorful patrons made me smile.”
Category: Fiction —FIRST for Women on The Pub Across the Pond
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0635-5 “The unique spin Carter takes on the familiar theme of self-discovery gives this a welcome, fresh feel.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $9.95/$10.95
Rights: World —Publishers Weekly on My Sister’s Voice
Pages: 320 “A fun, sweet read.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Woman’s World on Home With My Sisters
Spine Size: 25/32
Pack: 48 “Carter tells of a dysfunctional family dealing with heavy issues, but genuine characters and wonderful
Author’s Residence: Chicago, IL dialog make the story engaging. An excellent read for fans of Elin Hilderbrand’s holiday novels.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0635-5 —Library Journal on Home With My Sisters
SALES HISTORY
Mary Carter is a freelance writer and novelist. Her other works include Home with My Sisters, London from My Windows, Meet Me in
Kensington Trade Paperback
The Pub Across The Pond Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do for You, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged.
10/11 (978-0-7582-5336-1) Readers can find her online at marycarterbooks.com.
Sunnyside Blues
7/16 (978-1-4967-0362-0)
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Kensington Trade Paperback
3/06 (978-0-7582-1354-9)

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• She’ll Take It appeals to fans of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic • Print and online advertising
series as well as fans of Cathy Lamb, Luanne Rice and all lovers • Outreach to reading groups and women’s fiction/romance
of women’s fiction. websites
• Mary Carter’s acclaimed novels have been translated into eight • Social media advertising and promotion
languages.

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HALLOWEEN MURDER
The Lucy Stone Mystery Series
Leslie Meier
For Lucy Stone, Halloween in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, means the treats aren’t just
sweet and delicious, they’re also deadly…

Trick or Treat Murder


While Lucy Stone is whipping up orange-frosted cupcakes for her town’s annual Halloween festival, an arsonist is on the loose in Tinker’s Cove.
When arson turns into murder, a little digging in all the wrong places puts Lucy too close to a shocking discovery that could send all her best-laid
plans up in smoke…

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Wicked Witch Murder
Not everyone in Tinker’s Cover is enchanted with newcomer Diana Ravenscroft and her quaint little shop offering everything from jewelry to
psychic readings. But a gruesome murder of Diana’s friend has Lucy Stone uncovering a deadly web of secrets—and a spine-chilling brush with
the things that go bump in the night…
Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries
“Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as
Category: Mystery
realistic as possible in such a cozy world.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1834-1
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95 —Booklist on Candy Corn Murder
Rights: US,CAN,OM “A delight from start to finish.”
Pages: 432
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Suspense Magazine on French Pastry Murder
Spine Size: 1 1/32 “Longtime Lucy Stone series readers will be happy to catch up on life in Tinker’s Cover in this cozy
Pack: 36 Christmas mystery.”
Author’s Residence: Harwich, MA
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1835-8
—Library Journal on Christmas Carol Murder
SALES HISTORY “Delightful…cozy fans will enjoy Lucy’s hunt for the truth.”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Publishers Weekly on Easter Bunny Murder
Holiday Murder
10/17 (978-1-4967-0891-5)
Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She is
currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her Website at LeslieMeier.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Halloween Murder consists of two Lucy Stone Halloween • Print and online advertising
mysteries in one volume! • Halloween roundups
• Leslie Meier has a huge following and has written over twenty • Feature title in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
Lucy Stone mysteries. promotion on Hobby Reads
• Cozy mystery readers love holidays, as evidenced by the many • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
successful Christmas-themed cozies published each year, but content and shareable images
there are very few cozies available that focus on Halloween. • Cross-promotion with Silver Anniversary Murder (Kensington
• The author’s novels are often chart-topping, with the holiday HC, 10/18)
compilations Gingerbread Cookie Murder and Candy Cane
Murder both having been featured on the New York Times
Mass-Market and Hardcover Fiction lists.
• Leslie’s most recent release, Turkey Trot Murder, was named
one of Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2017” books in the Cozy
category.

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EPIDEMIC OF THE LIVING DEAD
John Russo
From the man who wrote the screenplay for the 1968 horror masterpiece Night of
the Living Dead comes a shocking new wave of zombie mayhem to devour your
dreams and feed your nightmares. And this time, it’s an epidemic.

THEY ARE WHAT THEY EAT


It starts with infected needles and spreads like a plague. Soon the town of Chapel Grove, Pennsylvania, is overrun with cannibalistic corpses.
Some are taken down with a bullet to the brain. Others, torched like kindling. But a few have survived—inside a maternity ward…
THEY’RE EATING FOR TWO NOW
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Detective Bill Curtis manages to rescue his pregnant wife Lauren from the ward in the nick of time. But the other pregnant women are not so
lucky. Some of them have been bitten—and infected. Now it’s anyone’s guess what’s growing inside them…
THEY’RE THE NEXT GENERATION
But the nightmare isn’t over yet. The infected mothers’ newborns appear to be normal. But as the years go by, Bill and Lauren Curtis begin to
worry about their beautiful, healthy daughter Jodie. Jodie is drawn to the town’s “special” children, the ones whose mothers were bitten. They’re
reaching adolescence now. Their hormones are raging. And they’re starting to possess strange appetites…
Category: Fiction Raves for John Russo and Night of the Living Dead
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1666-8
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95 “Full of terror, nightmares and a good time…very exciting…it scared the hell out of me.”
Rights: World —Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist
Pages: 272
“I was very taken with it. The politics of it were striking. So much going on that it wasn’t a typical horror
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
film. Even nowthere’s power in it. It’s even bolder than Psycho.”
Spine Size: 21/32
Pack: 56 —John Landis, director of An American Werewolf in London and Animal House
Author’s Residence: Glassburgh, PA “I screamed and cringed like everyone else. It made me realize that the horror genre could produce
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1667-5 something really great.”
SALES HISTORY —Wes Craven, director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Last House on the Left
Kensington Trade Paperback
Hungry Dead “I remember not being able to sleep at night. It tapped into my primal fears.”
10/13 (978-0-7582-8499-0) —Chris Gore, Film Threat
Undead
10/10 (978-0-7582-5873-1) “Maybe the most important horror flick of the last 50 years.”
—Stephen King
John Russo is an American author, screenwriter and film director most commonly associated with the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living
Dead. As a screenwriter, his credits include Night of the Living Dead, The Majorettes, Midnight, and Santa Claws. The latter two, he also directed.
He has performed small roles as an actor, most notably the first zombie who is stabbed in the head in Night of the Living Dead, as well as
cameos in There’s Always Vanilla and House of Frankenstein 1997. John Russo has authored over fifteen terror-suspense novels, including Living
Things, The Awakening, Voodoo Dawn, and Inhuman. His nonfiction books Scare Tactics and Making Movies are considered bibles of independent
filmmaking by film students and horror fans. He is also the founder and one of the co-mentors along, with Russell Streiner, of the John Russo
Movie Making Program at DuBois Business College in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Epidemic of the Living Dead is the first brand new, original, • Advance reading copies
never-before-published Living Dead book in over four decades • Print, online and podcast advertising
and its release marks a major publishing event within the horror • Content marketing partnerships
genre. Though Return of the Living Dead and Escape of the
Living Dead we reissued in 2010 and 2012, Epidemic of the • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and interview coverage
Living Dead is the first completely new book in the Living Dead • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
universe since 1977. content and shareable images
• With his screenplay for Night of the Living Dead, John Russo not
only created a genre but constructed the story in a way that’s
yet to be duplicated for sheer terror. It remains the watershed for
zombie movies in particular and horror movies in general. From
Steven Spielberg to George Lucas to John Carpenter to Quentin
Tarantino—all have gone on record as saying it’s the horror
movie that scared them the most. Stephen King hailed Night of
the Living Dead as “maybe the most important horror flick of the
last 50 years.”
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DEATH OF A NEIGHBORHOOD SCROOGE
The Jaine Austen Mystery Series
Laura Levine
Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about spending Christmas
house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion, accompanied by her friend Lance and
her cat, Prozac. But when a grumpy neighbor gets himself iced, she’ll have
to find the culprit or she may spend the New Year in jail…

Scotty Parker is a former child star who once played Tiny Tim, but now he’s grown up into the role of neighborhood Scrooge. He cuts the wires on
his neighbors’ Christmas lights and tells local kids that Santa had a stroke. And his miserly, bah-humbug attitude lasts year-round—a fact known
all too well by his current wife, his ex-wife, his maid, and many more.

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Scotty thinks he can stage a comeback with the screenplay he’s working on (The Return of Tiny Tim: Vengeance Is Mine!), and Jaine’s been
reluctantly helping him edit it. So when Scotty is bludgeoned with a frozen chocolate Yule log and the police start making a list of suspects and
checking it twice, Jaine’s name is toward the top. True, she’s been under some stress, with Lance setting her up on dates and her fickle feline
taking a sudden liking to someone else—but she’s not guilty of murder. Now she just has to prove it, by using her gift for detection and figuring
out who committed this holiday homicide.
Category: Mystery Outstanding Praise for Laura Levine’s Janie Austen Mysteries
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0849-6
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 “Lighthearted…Plenty of slapstick humor.”
Rights: World —Publishers Weekly on Death of a Bachelorette
Pages: 32 “The cast and crew of a reality show are perfect foils for sharp-tongued Jaine, who outwits everyone on
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
the set, except possibly her cat.”
Spine Size: 1
Pack: 36 —Kirkus Reviews on Death of a Bachelorette
Author’s Residence: Los Angeles, CA “Jaine pursues justice and sanity in her usual hilarious yet smart way, with Levine infusing wit into her
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0851-9 heroine’s every thought. A thoroughly fun read that will interest Evanovich fans.”
SALES HISTORY —Booklist on Murder Has Nine Lives
Kensington Hardcover
Death of a Bachelorette “Another expertly conceived whodunit.”
7/17 (978-1-4967-0846-5) —Fresh Fiction on Murder Has Nine Lives
Murder Has Nine Lives
7/16 (978-0-7582-8509-6) “Jaine is absolutely hysterical…this author continues to write the best cozies.”
Death by Tiara —Suspense Magazine on Killing Cupid
7/15 (978-0-7582-8506-5)
Laura Levine is a comedy writer whose television credits include The Bob Newhart Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, The Jeffersons,
Three’s Company, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Her work has been published in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. She
lives in Los Angeles, and is currently working on the next Jaine Austen mystery. Readers can reach her at Jaineausten@aol.com, or her Website
JaineAustenMysteries.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge is the 16th Jaine Austen • Advance print and digital reading copies
Mystery and the series is as popular as ever. Backlist sales for • Print and digital advertising in national outlets
the paperback editions of Levine’s novels are consistently strong. • Regional holiday catalog advertising
• Laura Levine is an award-winning television comedy writer, who • Feature title in bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
has written for some of the most celebrated TV comedy shows of
all time. • Social media advertising and promotions
• Cozy readers and lovers of wit enjoy Laura Levine’s Jaine • Outreach to libraries and mystery-focused bookstores
Austen mysteries, especially her snarky cat Prozac, who features • Giveaway opportunities leading up to book’s release
prominently in each and every book. • Feature title on hobbyreads.com
• Audio and large print rights have been sold for almost every
book in the Jaine Austen Mystery series.

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CHRISTMAS CAKE MURDER
The Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
Joanne Fluke
Queen of culinary capers, Joanne Fluke, cooks up the most delicious gift of all: a
recipe-filled holiday mystery prequel to the beloved Hannah Swensen Mystery
series! Readers will devour this story, as it brings them back to when it all began,
during Christmas season many years ago, when a young Hannah was preparing to
open The Cookie Jar and investigating her first murder…

With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden—especially
when she agrees to help recreate a spectacular Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But
instead of poring over decadent dessert recipes for the merry festivities, she instantly becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale
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of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised by Essie’s secret talent for penning crime fiction. She’s even more
surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery and move out of her mother’s house, it’ll be a true miracle if she can
prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake…
Praise for Joanne Fluke and Christmas Caramel Murder
Category: Mystery “Tasty…Hannah is irresistible as a cookie fresh from the oven.”
ISBN13: 978-1-61773-232-4
U.S./Canadian Price: $20.00/$21.95
—Publishers Weekly
Rights: World “Enjoy this as a tasty escapist treat. Speaking of treats, the book is stuffed with a dozen
Pages: 224 delicious-sounding holiday recipes from The Cookie Jar, Hannah’s bakery.”
Trim Size: 5 x 7
—The Fort Worth Star Telegram
Spine Size: 13/16
Pack: 44 “Small town Minnesota life, familiar and well-drawn characters, the warm frame of the Christmas
Author’s Residence: Granada Hills, CA season, and a dozen delicious-sounding recipes add to this satisfying entry in a comfortable, always
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61773-233-1 entertaining series.”
SALES HISTORY —Booklist
Kensington Hardcover
“A perfect sweet treat for the upcoming holiday season. Fluke delivers a swift-moving plot, natural
Raspberry Danish Murder
3/18 (978-1-61773-224-9) dialogue, delicious recipes and a close sense of community. The murder is appropriately chilling and
Banana Cream Pie Murder the clues lead to a surprising suspect. There is also the clever use of A Christmas Carol as Hannah’s own
3/17 (978-1-61773-220-1) ghost of Christmas past, present and future help her solve the mystery. This entertaining read would
Christmas Caramel Murder make a great stocking stuffer.”
10/16 (978-1-61773-228-7) —RT Book Reviews

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Over 5.5 million Hannah Swensen books have been sold and • Advance reading copies
the novels have been translated into seven languages. • Print, digital, and podcast advertising campaign
• The hardcover edition of Fluke’s previous holiday hardcover, • Holiday roundups and gift guide promotions
Christmas Caramel Murder, debuted at #7 on the New York • Major media coverage
Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List.
• Outreach to libraries and mystery-focused bookstores
• Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, the first novel in the Hannah
Swensen series, was adapted into a Hallmark Movies & • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
Mysteries® TV movie in 2015, launching the Murder, She Baked content, and shareable images
film franchise starring Alison Sweeney. It was the highest-rated • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
and most-watched debut in network history, with a 1.6 HH
rating and 1.1 million total viewers. This record was only broken

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by the second Hannah Swensen movie later that year.
• Known as the Queen of Culinary Mystery and honored by RT
Book Reviews’ as a “Living Legend,” Joanne Fluke’s past nine
Hannah Swensen books have been Top 15 New York Times
hardcover bestsellers, with her 2017 release, Banana Cream Pie
Murder, debuting at #3.
• Joanne Fluke’s Lake Eden Cookbook was a Top 10 New York
Times Bestselling Cookbook.
• Contains original recipes!

Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which
include Raspberry Danish Murder, Banana Cream Pie Murder, Wedding Cake Murder, and the book that
started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder,
She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel, followed
© Kimberly Butler

by three more TV movie adaptations and counting. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and
raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at
JoanneFluke.com.
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SILVER ANNIVERSARY MURDER
The Lucy Stone Mystery Series
Leslie Meier
Join bestselling author Leslie Meier to celebrate the 25th installment in her beloved
Lucy Stone cozy mystery series with Silver Anniversary Murder!

As Tinker’s Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy is reminded of her nuptials and ponders the whereabouts
of Beth Gerard, her strong-willed maid of honor. Lucy never would have made it down the aisle without Beth’s help, and although the two friends
lost touch over the years, she decides to reach out. It only takes one phone call for Lucy to realize that a reunion will happen sooner than later—
at Beth’s funeral.
Beth, who was in the process of finalizing her fourth divorce, had a reputation for living on the edge—but no one can believe she would jump
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off a penthouse terrace in New York City. The more Lucy learns about Beth’s former husbands, the more she suspects one of them committed
murder.
Summoning her friend’s impulsive spirit, Lucy vows to scour New York from the Bronx to the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the killer. With each
ex dodgier than the last, it’s not long before Lucy’s investigation leads her to a desperate criminal who will do anything to get away—even if it
means silencing another victim…
Category: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1033-8 Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 “Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond…A peek into British country
Rights: US,CAN,OM life provide a nice break.”
Pages: 304
—Kirkus Reviews on British Manor Murder
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 1 “Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as
Pack: 36 realistic as possible in such a cozy world.”
Author’s Residence: Harwich, MA —Booklist on Candy Corn Murder
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1035-2
“A delight from start to finish.”
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Hardcover —Suspense Magazine on French Pastry Murder
Turkey Trot Murder “Longtime Lucy Stone series readers will be happy to catch up on life in Tinker’s Cover in this cozy
10/17 (978-1-4967-1030-7) Christmas mystery.”
British Manor Murder
10/16 (978-0-7582-7710-7) —Library Journal on Christmas Carol Murder
Candy Corn Murder “Delightful…cozy fans will enjoy Lucy’s hunt for the truth.”
9/15 (978-0-7582-7707-7)
—Publishers Weekly on Easter Bunny Murder
“A fun and engaging read. It is quick and light and has enough interesting twists and turns to keep you
turning the pages. If you like this type of mystery and this is your first meeting with Lucy Stone, it will
probably not be your last.”
—The Barnstable Patriot on Easter Bunny Murder

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Silver Anniversary Murder celebrates the 25th installment in • Advance reading copies
Leslie Meier’s beloved cozy mystery series. • Print and online advertising
• Leslie Meier’s Lucy Stone mysteries appeal to fans of small town • Silver Anniversary themed giveaways and promotions
cozy mysteries, as well as fans of long-running series by authors • Targeted library marketing and ARC mailings celebrating the
such as Joanne Fluke and Barbara Ross. “silver anniversary” of the series
• The author’s novels are often chart-topping, with the holiday • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
compilations Gingerbread Cookie Murder and Candy Cane
Murder both having been featured on the New York Times • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
Mass-Market and Hardcover Fiction lists. • Feature title in the Killer Cozies eNewsletter
• Leslie’s most recent release, Turkey Trot Murder, was named • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
one of Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2017” books in the Cozy content and shareable images

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category. • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
• Author attending Kensington Cozy-Con: East in April 2018
• Cross-promotion with Halloween Murder (Kensington TP, 9/18),
Mistletoe Murder (Kensington MM, 10/18), and Yule Log
Murder (Kensington HC, 11/18)

© Stephanie Foster

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of twenty-five Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can
visit her Website at LeslieMeierBooks.com.
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A CATERED CAT WEDDING
The Mystery With Recipes Series
Isis Crawford
Sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons run a catering business in their upstate New York
town, and they’re ready to handle any wedding—even one where the bride and
groom have tails in this 14th installment in Isis Crawford’s beloved Mystery with
Recipes series!

Susie Katz is the crazy cat lady of Longely, New York, and goes out of her way to earn her title, right down to her cat T-shirts and porcelain Hello
Kitties. She’s a fanatic for anything feline. Humans, not so much.
However, when she puts up a tent on her property and holds an extravagant wedding ceremony for her two Russian blues, she does make sure
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to include a few two-legged guests—primarily to raise some hackles. All her favorite enemies will be there: her bird-loving neighbor, a rival cat
breeder, a local animal rights activist, and the niece and nephew who stand to inherit her considerable fortune…assuming she doesn’t spend it
all on cat tchotchkes first. Susie can’t wait for them all to watch as Boris and Natasha slink up the aisle in their very expensive diamond-studded
collars, before everyone starts digging in to the poached salmon and caviar provided for the occasion by Bernie and Libby.
But chaos erupts when a wedding gift is un-wrapped and a mischief of mice jump out of the box—followed by the disappearance of all the
Category: Mystery pampered partygoers. Just a few hours later, Susie is stabbed in the back while searching for her missing kitties near the now-empty tent—and
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1496-1 it’s up to the Simmons sisters to sniff out the killer…
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95
Rights: World Praise for Isis Crawford and her Mouthwatering Mysteries
Pages: 304 Cozy up next to the fireplace and enjoy a good spooky book…[A Catered Costume Party] will get the
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 whole family excited for Halloween and the fall season.”
Spine Size: 1
Pack: 36 —The Indiana Times
Author’s Residence: Syracuse, NY “Love the characters, the snappy dialogue, and the creative plot twists. A classic cozy among the best
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1498-5 I’ve ever read.”
SALES HISTORY —Suspense Magazine on A Catered Costume Party
Kensington Hardcover
A Catered Costume Party “An excellent mystery, full of humor, and seasoned with complex and interesting characters…A great
9/17 (978-1-61773-337-6) addition to a tasty series.”
A Catered Tea Party —Mystery Scene on A Catered St. Patrick’s Day
9/16 (978-1-61773-333-8)
“Drool-inducing recipes.”
A Catered Mother’s Day
5/15 (978-0-61773-329-1) —Library Journal on A Catered Fourth of July
“Readers will follow these chaotic doings with interest, mainly because of the quirky, off-center appeal
of Bernie, Libby, and Ellen’s sons. And let’s not forget the recipes for some of those Mother’s Day
delicacies.”
—Booklist on A Catered Mother’s Day
“Cozy fans will appreciate the zany characters, witty dialogue, and puzzling plot.”
—Publishers Weekly on A Catered St Patrick’s Day
Isis Crawford was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When she was five, her family returned to the States, where
her mother opened a restaurant in Upper Westchester County and her father became a university professor. Since then Isis has combined her
parents’ love of food and travel by running a catering service as well as penning numerous travel-related articles about places ranging from Omsk
to Paraguay. Married with twin boys, she presently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and can be found online at IsisCrawford.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Isis Crawford’s series appeals to fans of food-related culinary • Advance reading copies
mysteries by authors such as Joanne Fluke, Diane Mott • Print and online advertising
Davidson, and G.A. McKevett. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Cozy readers enjoy seeing continuing characters in • Outreach and marketing to cat lovers
long-running series, and with A Catered Cat Wedding marking
Crawford’s 14th installment featuring sister sleuths Bernie • Email marketing and features via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
and Libby Simmons, the Mystery with Recipes audience HobbyReads
continues to grow. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
• Isis Crawford’s previous Mystery with Recipes, A Catered • Social media advertising and promotions
Costume Party was chosen as a Suspense Magazine Best Cozy
Mystery of 2017.
• Cozy mystery readers also love cats, and the feline wedding in
this book is impossible to resist!
• Includes recipes.

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MURDER FLIES THE COOP
The Beryl and Edwina Mystery Series
Jessica Ellicott
One would hardly call them birds of a feather, but thrill-seeking American
adventuress Beryl Helliwell and quietly reserved Brit Edwina Davenport do one
thing very well together—solve murders…

Sharing lodging in the sleepy English village of Walmsley Parva has eased some of the financial strain on the two old school chums, but money
is still tight in the lean years following the Great War. All of Beryl’s ex-husbands have proven reluctant to part with her alimony, which is most
inconvenient.
So when the local vicar—and pigeon-racing club president—approaches them with a private inquiry opportunity, the ladies eagerly accept.

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There’s been a spot of bother: the treasurer has absconded with the club’s funds and several prized birds.
Beryl and Edwina hope to flush out the missing man by checking his boardinghouse and place of employment at the coal mine. But when they
visit the man’s loft, they find their elusive quarry lying in white feathers and a pool of crimson blood, stabbed to death—the only witnesses
cooing mournfully.
After a stiff gin fizz, the ladies resume their search for the missing funds and prized birds—and now a murderer. Beryl and Edwina aren’t shy
Category: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1052-9 about ruffling a few feathers as they home in on their suspects. But they had better find the killer fast, before their sleuthing career is cut short…
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 Praise for Murder in an English Village
Rights: World
Pages: 304 “With its strong sense of place and time in post-World War I England, this will be welcomed by fans of
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton mysteries.”
Spine Size: 3/4 —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
Pack: 36
“A spectacular series launch.”
Author’s Residence: Milton Mills, NH
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1053-6 —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
SALES HISTORY “Well-drawn women of a certain age, plot twists, and details of wartime and postwar Britain distinguish
Kensington Hardcover this historical cozy, which will appeal to fans of Frances Brody’s Kate Shackleton and Kerry Greenwood’s
Murder in an English Village Phryne Fisher.”
11/17 (978-1-4967-1050-5)
—Booklist
“You’ll love this delightful new series about two ladies of a certain age who refuse to let Society’s
expectations hold them back from bringing a killer to justice. The very British Edwina and the too
American Beryl are a wonderfully mismatched pair who will keep you turning pages until they solve
the crime.”
—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in the Bowery
Jessica Ellicott is the author of Murder in an English Village, the first book in the Beryl and Edwina Mystery series. She loves fountain pens,
Mini Coopers, and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks
Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar. Readers can visit her online at JessicaEllicott.com

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Murder Flies the Coop is the second Beryl and Edwina Mystery • Advance reading copies
featuring boisterous and brash American Beryl and proper • National print media campaign and online advertising
British Edwina, two friends and sleuths in an England recovering • Featured in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
from the Great War.
• Extensive social media advertising and promotions
• The Beryl and Edwina mysteries will appeal to fans of Carola
Dunn’s Daisy Dalyrmple mysteries (St. Martin’s Press), Jacqueline • Push for early online reviews through NetGalley and Goodreads
Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs mysteries (Harper Collins), Rhy • Promotion through both Kensington and author’s social media
Bowen’s Her Royal Spyness mysteries (Berkley) and Alyssa platforms
Maxwell’s Lady and Lady’s Maid mysteries (Kensington). • Featured author at Kensington’s “CozyClub: Maine 2018” event
• This is a historical mystery that has the cross-appeal of an (August 2018/Portland, Maine).
American protagonist in an English village.
• This historical mystery series and will appeal to fans of Charles
Todd and Rys Bowen.
• Author previously wrote a Daphne Award winning novel for
Mainly Murder Press, and a cozy mystery series for Berkley
Prime Crime.
• Jessica Ellicott is an active participant in the Wicked Cozy
Authors, a chapter of Sisters in Crime.
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REMEMBRANCE
Mary Monroe
In this moving, unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary
Monroe, a successful, happily married mother suddenly finds herself feeling far
from joyful. But Christmas brings an unexpected chance to rediscover herself, and
what happiness really means…

For Beatrice Powell, the holidays are usually an extra-special time to celebrate. Between her twenty-year-plus marriage, gorgeous Berkeley,
California home, and three wonderful adult children, she has everything she could desire. But change-of-life doubts are making Beatrice
a stranger to herself and her bewildered family. She only finds peace volunteering at the local soup kitchen, especially helping out homeless
Charles Davenport. And his sensitivity and honesty soon comfort her in ways she never imagined…
Charles thought he had it all—until a devastating betrayal and the shattering loss of his family drove him to living on the streets. Beatrice is the
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first person who’s truly cared about him in a long time. And little by little, he’s finding reasons to care about rebuilding his life—and risking a
sudden, courageous choice…
Drawn to Charles and the temptation of a second chance, Beatrice is faced with the hardest of decisions. But his insight, secrets—and the
reminder of a profound past encounter—will give her unexpected inspiration, gratitude, and the strength she needs to find her way—perhaps in
Category: Fiction time for Christmas.
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1582-1 Praise for Mary Monroe and her novels
U.S./Canadian Price: $20.00/$21.95
Rights: World “Monroe enjoys instant name recognition as a top African American author, and her latest work will
Pages: 304 certainly be in demand.”
Trim Size: 5 x 7 —Library Journal on Family of Lies
Spine Size: 27/32
“A spicy mixture of family scandal, mother-daughter betrayal, and good-for-nothing men.”
Pack: 36
Author’s Residence: Oakland, CA —Publishers Weekly on Lost Daughters
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1583-8 “Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge a la Stephen King…a
SALES HISTORY candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby.”
Dafina Hardcover —Publishers Weekly on The Upper Room
One House Over
4/18 (978-1-4967-1611-8) “Monroe is a masterful storyteller.”
The Devil You Know —Philadelphia Inquirer
11/17 (978-1-61773-810-4)
Never Trust a Stranger “[Monroe’s] use of humor to depict ordinary people with complex and messy lives will keep readers
4/17 (978-1-61773-804-3) glued to each and every page.”
—Library Journal on God Don’t Make No Mistakes
“The read is entertaining and worthy of a great discussion. Book club recommend.”
—USAToday.com on Family of Lies

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Mary Monroe pens her first sweet standalone contemporary • Advance reading copies
Christmas tale about a woman who rediscovers the meaning • Print and online advertising
of the holiday season and repairs broken connections with her • Holiday roundups and advertising in regional gift
family. This book marks a return to the classic Mary Monroe guide catalogs
style that her fans know and love!
• Delilah Book Club selection
• Our Christmas anthologies and novellas do very well and
Mary Monroe’s heart-lifting tale will reach similar audiences. • Reading group guide and book club promotions
Remembrance appeals to fans of Debbie Macomber and Fern • Intensive outreach to books clubs
Michaels. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• There are more than one million Mary Monroe books in print. • Select author appearances and virtual events
• Mary Monroe is the 2017 recipient of the J. California Cooper • Social media advertising and promotion

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Memorial Award. • Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
GoodReads, NetGalley, and more
• Cross-promotion with other holiday-themed releases

Mary Monroe, the daughter of sharecroppers, is the author of the award-winning and New York
Times bestselling God series that includes God Don’t Like Ugly and God Don’t Make No Mistakes, among
other novels. Winner of the AAMBC Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award, the PEN/Oakland
Josephine Miles Award, and the J. California Cooper Memorial Award, Mary Monroe currently lives in
Oakland, California. Visit Mary’s Website at MaryMonroe.org.
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SANTA’S ON HIS WAY
Lisa Jackson; Maisey Yates; Stacy Finz; Nicole Helm
Just in time for the holidays—a heartwarming and romantic Christmas collection
headlined by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, with brand new
novellas from Maisey Yates, Stacy Finz and Nicole Helm. Open your heart to the
holidays with these stories of unexpected love…

A BABY FOR CHRISTMAS by Lisa Jackson


The uneventful Christmas Annie McFarlane expected is suddenly anything but. First, there’s the adorable baby left on the snowy doorstep of
her Oregon cabin. Second, there’s the extremely attractive, yet extremely angry man claiming to be the father. Liam O’Shaughnessy may be
intimidating, but this is one precious gift Annie isn’t giving up so easily…
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WHAT THE COWBOY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS by Maisey Yates


When Meg O’Neill’s longtime boyfriend lets her down, again, on Christmas no less, she braves an Oregon blizzard to get to her best friend Noah’s
comforting arms. But this time Noah’s not telling her what she wants to hear—he’s telling her the truth, from his heart. And his words just might
be the gift Meg’s been wishing for all along.
SNOWED IN by Stacy Finz
Category: Contemporary Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4201-4809-1 Rachel Johnson has found the perfect spot for her second Tart Me Up bakery in Glory Junction, California. Except she’s in fierce competition with
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 hunky bar owner Boden Farmer. Worse, while the icy rivals await the city’s decision, they end up catering the same Christmas Eve mountaintop
Rights: World wedding—and getting snowed in. But sometimes a loss of electricity generates a different kind of heat…
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 A COWBOY WEDDING FOR CHRISTMAS by Nicole Helm
Spine Size: 25/32 Big city art teacher Lindsay Tyler isn’t just back home in Colorado for her brother’s wedding at the Barton Christmas Tree Farm and Ranch. She’s
Pack: 48
back for good. She just hasn’t told anyone yet—including Cal Barton, the ex-boyfriend she left behind. Will it take a Christmas miracle for him to
Authors’ Residences: Lake Oswego, OR
(Jackson); Rural Oregon (Yates); Berkley, CA
welcome her back with open arms?
(Finz); O’Fallon, MO (Helm) Praise for Anthologies Headlined by Lisa Jackson
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4201-4590-8
“These four enjoyable romantic stories share past and present first Christmases of couples who find
some hard-won joy together.”
—Library Journal on Our First Christmas
“Four pleasurable romances that present well-formed characters and an in-depth story in a short
format.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Our First Christmas
“A heartwarming holiday collection…sweet as sugar.”
—National Examiner on Our First Christmas
“The tales of forlorn heroines gathered here are like a chocolate sampler—romantic, brief, sweet.”
—The Los Angeles Times on Beach Season
“In this satisfying and often heart wrenching anthology that is not your typical cheery beach read, four
authors explore the topic of lost love and the magical qualities of unexpected second chances…Each
of the authors proves that with a resilient spirit, love never truly dies—and in fact, can be sweeter the
second time around.”
—Publishers Weekly on Beach Season
“Each of the four novellas in this collection features a beach, some more prominently than others. In
Cathy Lamb’s poignant opening story, “June’s Lace,” the best of the bunch, a funky wedding dress
designer and a country music songwriter in Portland, Oregon, come together while the designer divorces
her overbearing husband.”
—Booklist on Beach Season

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Our First Christmas (2014), the last trade paperback holiday • Advance reading copies
anthology headlined by Lisa Jackson, was an IndieBound • National print and online advertising
bestseller. • Holiday promotions and gift guide partnerships
• Brand new novellas from Maisey Yates, Stacy Finz and Nicole • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Helm!
• Social media advertising and promotion
• Maisey Yates writes the Copper Ridge Western romance series
for Harlequin. All four of the Copper Ridge novels released in • Content marketing partnerships
2017 were USA Today bestsellers. • Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
GoodReads, NetGalley, and more

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Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times Maisey Yates is a New York Times and USA
bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, Today bestselling author who lives in rural Oregon
including Liar, Liar; After She’s Gone; Close to Home; with her three children and her husband. In 2009,
Tell Me; Deserves to Die; You Don’t Want to Know; at the age of twenty-three, Maisey sold her first
Running Scared; and Shiver. She has over thirty book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha
million copies of her books in print in nineteen males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t
languages. She lives with her family and three have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing
rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers time between dark, passionate category romances
can visit her Website at lisajackson.com and find her set just about everywhere on earth, and light
on Facebook. sexy contemporary romances set practically in her
backyard. She believes that she clearly has the best
job in the world. Readers can visit her Website at
© Shelby Kohler Photography maiseyyates.com. © Kerry Shroy

Stacy Finz is a New York Times and USA Today Nicole Helm grew up with her nose in a book
bestselling author of contemporary romance. After and a dream of becoming a writer. Luckily, after
more than twenty years covering notorious serial a few failed career choices, a husband, and two
killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical kids, she got to pursue that dream. Nicole writes
foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns down-to-earth contemporary romance. From farmers
as a newspaper reporter, she figured she finally had to cowboys, Midwest to the West, she writes stories
enough material to launch a career writing fiction. about people finding themselves and finding love
She is the author of the Nugget Romance series in the process. When she’s not writing, she spends
(Kensington/Lyrical Press) and the Garner Brothers her time dreaming about someday owning a barn.
Series (Kensington/Zebra). Readers can visit her She lives with her husband and two young sons in
Website at stacyfinz.com. Missouri. She is slightly (okay, totally) addicted to
Twitter (@nicolethelm) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
© Laura Finz Her Website is nicolehelm.com. © Callie Boyd Photography

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A HEALING JUSTICE
Kristin von Kreisler
From the bestselling author known for writing novels that uniquely express the
love of animals, comes a richly insightful, heartwarming novel about a woman
police officer forced to commit an unthinkable act and the German Shepherd who
helps her to heal, both spiritually and psychologically.

Two years ago, police officer Andrea Brady fell madly in love with a black-muzzled, slightly rumpled German Shepherd who showed up at her
house one misty autumn day. Now, with the brave and intuitive Justice as her expert K-9 drug sniffer, she’s found an unbeatable partner. Then the
unthinkable happens. A savage attack leaves a teenager dead and Andie trapped in every cop’s worst nightmare. Placed on administrative leave,
she’s pursued by media and investigated by a deputy sheriff whose handling of the high-profile case could earn him a coveted promotion.
Haunted by self-doubt, Andie is in danger of losing everything—her career, her freedom, and the critically injured dog who’s her soul mate.
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But as she finds kind allies in her Puget Sound island community, the road back becomes a journey of healing for both Andie and her canine
companion. And Andie learns important lessons about justice—and about her dog, Justice—as she struggles to find the courage to forgive
herself and reclaim the gift of her life…
Praise for Kristin von Kreisler’s Novels
Category: Fiction “A highly readable story of what devotion and love really mean. Once again, von Kreisler, one of the
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0045-2 best authors of animal-related fiction and nonfiction out there, brings readers a dog and a book they will
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 cherish.”
Rights: World —Best Friends Magazine on Earnest
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “Richly insightful…a great read for all those who know the power of pets!”
Spine Size: 5/8 —Modern Dog Magazine, Connie’s Book Club Pick for Earnest
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: Seattle, WA “Dog lovers will adore this beleaguered Lab, who only wants to preside over a united household in his
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0046-9 favorite ‘library lion’ pose.”
SALES HISTORY —The Seattle Times on Earnest
Kensington Trade Paperback “Nobody writes about animals better than Kristin von Kreisler.”
Earnest
2/16 (978-1-4967-0043-8)
—Reader’s Digest on An Unexpected Grace
An Unexpected Grace “We all love our pets, but there is always that ‘special one’ from whom we learn so much and whose
1/14 (978-0-7582-9194-3) influence lasts a lifetime. A lovely story.”
—Betty White on An Unexpected Grace

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Advance reading copies
• German Shepherds, like the one starring in A Healing Justice,
are one of the most popular breeds in North America and • Print and online advertising in the U.S. and Canada
well-beloved by dog owners. • Delilah Book Club selection
• Fans of Bruce Cameron, Jon Katz and Susan Wilson will • Reading group guide and book club promotions
particularly enjoy this book. • Outreach and partnership with dog lover organizations
• As a staff writer for Reader’s Digest, Kristin wrote articles about • Promotion through both Kensington and author’s social media
animals that reached one hundred million readers. platforms, newsletter subscribers, and fan groups
• An Unexpected Grace hit the Barnes & Noble, Ingram, and • Select author appearances and virtual events
Toronto Star bestseller lists, and is currently in its 12th printing. • Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
• Earnest was a Modern Dog Book Club Selection and a Dog Goodreads, NetGalley, and more
Writers Association of America’s award for Books Nominee.

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• Social media advertising and promotion
• The author has previously received endorsements from Betty
White, Jon Katz, and Jeffrey Masson.

Kristin von Kreisler writes articles and bestselling books about animals. After writing three
acclaimed nonfiction books, Kristin made a smashing fiction debut with the bestselling novel An
Unexpected Grace and followed up with Earnest. Kristin’s books have been translated into twelve
languages. She lives in Washington with her husband and their beloved rescue dog Bridget, who
© Natalia Ilyin

is their sixth German Shepherd. From Kristin’s desk she watches ospreys and seals, and most
afternoons in good weather she works in her garden. She says she’d rather do that than breathe.
Visit her on Facebook and Instagram or at kristinvonkreisler.com.
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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
The Yorktide, Maine Series
Holly Chamberlin
In a charming Maine seaside town, a single mother longs to create a memorable
Christmas for her two daughters before they leave the nest for good–and receives
a chance to make her own wishes come true, in this heartwarming novel from
bestselling author Holly Chamberlin.

At first glance, Nell King’s cozy home in Yorktide, Maine, seems a step down from the impeccably decorated Boston house she shared with her
husband. But in the six years since he left to marry another woman, Nell and her almost-grown daughters have found real happiness and comfort
here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together before Molly and Felicity move away, an identity crisis sweeps through Nell. She
gave up her ambitions when she married and with the daily obligations of motherhood coming to an end, what role is left for her to fill?
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Twenty-one-year-old Molly has never forgiven her father for walking out, though she worries about sacrificing her independence the way her
mother did. Should she stay in Maine with her dependable boyfriend, or move to the city and prove herself? Felicity, meanwhile, is torn between
loyalty to Nell and wanting to spend time with her glamorous, ski champion stepmother. Nell is eager to cement the bond with her daughters by
creating a picture-perfect holiday. But there’s a complication—and an opportunity…
Category: Fiction Nell’s first and greatest love, now a successful novelist, has arrived in town for a book signing. As the two rekindle their friendship, Nell confronts
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0685-0 the choices and compromises she once made in the name of stability. And as the coming days unfold with revelations and unexpected gifts, this
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95 Christmas promises to herald a bright new beginning.
Rights: World
Pages: 256 Praise for Holly Chamberlin’s Christmas Novels
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “Uplifting.”
Spine Size: 5/8
Pack: 56 —Simple Grace on The Season of Us
Author’s Residence: Portland, ME “A warm and witty tale…This heartfelt and emotional story will appeal to members of the Sandwich
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0686-7 Generation or anyone who has had to set aside long-buried childhood resentments for the well-being of
SALES HISTORY an aging parent. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will adore this genuine exploration of family
Kensington Trade Paperback bonds, personal growth, and acceptance.”
Summer Friends —Booklist on The Season of Us
5/18 (978-1-4967-1335-3)
The Season of Us “Chamberlin successfully portrays a family at their best and worst as they struggle through their first
10/17 (978-1-4967-0682-9) holiday without a beloved husband and father and have to redefine their relationships.”
Home for the Summer —Library Journal on The Season of Us
7/17 (978-1-4967-0154-1)
“Chamberlin writes a tightly crafted story about a week in a family’s life…an interesting look at how
PUBLISHING HISTORY
families learn to live with the past and keep ties strong.”
Kensington Hardcover
11/17 (978-1-4967-0684-3) —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for One Week in December
Holly Chamberlin is the bestselling author of over fifteen novels including Summer Friends, Seashell Season, The Family Beach House and
One Week in December. Born and raised in New York City, she now lives in a restored mid-nineteenth century brick townhouse in Portland, Maine
with her husband and a very athletic, beautiful and intelligent cat named Betty. Please visit her online at HollyChamberlin.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• National print and online advertising
• Holly Chamberlin is following in the footsteps of Elin Hilderbrand
and Nancy Thayer, two New York Times bestselling authors who • Regional holiday catalog advertising and gift guide promotions
publish a new “summer” novel each year and have now started • Publicity outreach
publishing “short” Christmas novels. • Select author appearances
• Holly Chamberlin has built a strong readership with her Maine • Social media advertising and promotion
set summer novels. Each May and June we do low priced
repackages of backlist titles, leading into the publication of her
new release in July.

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THE LAST HOUSE ON SYCAMORE STREET
Paige Roberts
Paige Roberts’ second novel follows one woman giving life a new start…until she
discovers a history of deceit and lies.

When Amy Kravitz opts to leave Washington, D.C. behind in favor of a less stressful life in the Philadelphia suburbs, she has a
certain kind of house in mind. And on a charming street in a family-friendly neighborhood, she and her husband Rob find it. It’s a
perfect brick colonial with plenty of space, a beautiful yard, and great schools nearby. The sellers, Julian and Grace Durant, are
eager to make a deal. In an unexpected bonus, the Durants’ young son, Ethan, strikes up a friendship with Amy and Rob’s
introverted four-year-old, Noah.
Soon, Amy is unpacking boxes in her new home and arranging playdates for Noah and Ethan. But as weeks go by, Amy suspects

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something isn’t quite right. Julian’s mail keeps arriving at their old address, and Amy can hardly miss the “Final Notice” stamped
on the envelopes in big, red letters. Behind the laid-back veneer projected by the Durants, Amy senses lives reeling out of control.
But how much does Grace know, how much is she choosing to ignore—and is there more at stake in Amy speaking up or in
staying silent?
Category: Fiction Praise for Virtually Perfect by Paige Roberts
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1011-6 “Roberts’ spot-on debut novel delves into the virtually perfect façade of an internally imperfect family.
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Readers who enjoy novels with cooking themes will laugh and commiserate with Lizzie as she sweats her
Rights: US, CAN, OM
way through a summer of gourmet requests, grandiose demands, and secrets she learns about almost
Pages: 352
too late.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 27/32 —Library Journal
Pack: 40 “Entertaining and incisive…Lizzie’s intelligence and moral compass grounds the story…Her
Author’s Residence: Philadelphia, PA self-awareness makes her an inspiring heroine. Readers are treated to ample helpings of snappy
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1012-3
dialogue and vivid characters.”
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Trade Paperback —Publishers Weekly
Virtually Perfect Paige Roberts is a former journalist who has written for publications such as McSweeney’s, Culinate, and Smithsonian.com. She lives in
10/17 (978-1-4967-1009-3)
Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Advance reading copies
• Characters that jump off the page and strong writing and a
compelling story make this a perfect book club book. • Print and online advertising
• Roberts tackles one of the great achievements in a person’s • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
life—owning a home—and weaves an intriguing, emotionally • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley, and
fraught story around what, on the surface, should be nothing Kensington’s kLover program
but happy. • Blog tour and online promotions
• Ripped from the headlines element: one of the supporting • Social media and eNewsletter advertising and promotions
characters has an addiction to prescription painkillers, a topic
that has been covered in many major media outlets.
• Roberts has a growing social media platform focusing on the
truths and myths and how to wade through the “fake news” of
the internet.

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THE TESTAMENT OF HAROLD’S WIFE
Lynne Hugo
From award-winning author Lynne Hugo comes a witty, insightful, refreshingly
unsentimental novel about one woman’s unconventional path from heartbreak to
hope…

After losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices. She can fade away on her
Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative cat. Or, she can concoct A Plan.
Louisa, a retired schoolteacher who’s as smart, sassy, and irreverent as ever, isn’t the fading away type.
The drunk driver who killed Cody got off scot-free by lying about a deer on the road. Harold had tried to take matters into his own hands, but
was thwarted by Gus, the local sheriff. Now Louisa decides to take up Harold’s cause, though it will mean outsmarting Gus, who’s developed an
unwelcome crush on her, and staying ahead of her adult son who’s found solace in a money-draining cult and terrible art.
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Louisa’s love of life is rekindled as the spring sun warms her cornfields and she goes into action. But even the most perfect plans can go awry.
A wounded buck, and a teenage boy on the land she treasures help Louisa see that the enduring beauty of the natural world and the mystery of
human connection are larger than revenge…and so is justice.
Advance praise for The Testament of Harold’s Wife
Category: Fiction
“Grief can make a woman a little crazy, but it can also make her very entertaining! The Testament of
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1668-2
Harold’s Wife is part romp, part suspense, but above all, a love story. I adored this fun yet poignant
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World book.”
Pages: 304 —Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Marriage
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “At the center of this moving, transcendent novel is the unforgettable Louisa. Perceptive, wry, full of
Spine Size: 3/4
righteous fury and enlarged by deep compassion…I promise you will miss her when you turn the last
Pack: 48
page. The story itself—flawlessly written and genuine to the core—takes an unflinching look at how we
Author’s Residence: Oxford OH
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1669-9
survive shattering tragedy and pointless cruelty and continue to love the world. Its startling, life-affirming
conclusion will haunt me for a long time.”
—Patry Francis, author of The Orphans of Race Point
“The Testament of Harold’s Wife is a richly told tale that explores the human animal connection and the
journey to get past tragedy. Louisa, the spunky, elderly narrator delivers a tender hymn of hope and
rebirth that stays with you long after the last page.”
—Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Sisters of Glass Ferry

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• The Testament of Harold’s Wife is a book for readers who want • Advance reading copies
a realistic story of protagonists who have had a tragedy befall • Print and online advertising
them, yet are able to get up and continue their lives. It has dark • Select author events and local media pitches
moments, but also has a lot humor.
• Southern Lady Book Club selection
• This novel also revolves around the beauty of nature and
animals. It appeals to animal lovers, as well as book clubs. • Delilah Book Club selection
Readers enjoy its depiction of a strong, proactive widow • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
finding new ways to live after overwhelming loss. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• Lynne Hugo is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship content, and shareable images
recipient who has also received grants from the Ohio Arts • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her novel • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley

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Where The Trail Grows Faint, about animal-assisted therapy • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs
in a nursing home with a lively Lab, won the Riverteeth
Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. Her recent novels were A Matter
of Mercy, which received the 2015 Independent Publishers
Silver Medal for Best North-East Fiction, and Remember My
Beauties. One of her eight previous novels, Swimming Lessons,
became a Lifetime Original Movie of the Month.

Lynne Hugo is the author of eight novels. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
recipient who has also received grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation for
Women. Where the Trail Grows Faint, about animal-assisted therapy in a nursing home with a lively Lab,
won the Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize. Her recent novels were A Matter of Mercy, which
© Alan deCourcy

received the 2015 Independent Publishers Silver Medal for Best North-East Fiction, and Remember My
Beauties. Born and educated in New England, Lynne and her husband now live in Ohio with Scout, a
yellow Lab feared by squirrels in three states. You’re warmly invited to visit LynneHugo.com.
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NO KISSING UNDER THE BOARDWALK
The Barefoot William Beach Series
Kate Angell
Queen of the perfect beach read, USA Today bestselling author Kate Angell returns
with unforgettably quirky contemporary romance set in the idyllic seaside town of
Barefoot William, a town where second chances at love are just around the corner,
and where a pet might just help you meet your perfect match. Just right for fans of
Rachel Gibson!

Zane Cates has fallen in love twice—once with flying, and once with Tori Rollins, the girl who stole his heart in high school. For a brief, shining
moment, their future looked bright. Then the offer of a place at the Air Force Academy got between Zane and his beautiful young wife, and he
found his marriage over as abruptly as a wave washing back to sea. After taking comfort in the wide open skies, he’s ready to return to the sunlit
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beach town of Barefoot William—and the woman he never wanted to leave behind. Starting over with Tori is the plan—if only his stubborn ex
will have him…
A vagabond childhood left Tori shy and withdrawn, but after her family arrived in the pretty resort town, she made the first real friend she ever
had—Zane. Opening up to him was a risk she didn’t regret taking, but she never looked back once she decided to end their brief marriage.
Category: Contemporary Romance Seeing him again now is a startling shock—and an irresistible temptation. Can she let him back into her life—and finally find joy in their love?
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1823-5 Praise for Kate Angell and No Breaking My Heart
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95
Rights: World “A perfect balance of playfulness and poignancy, this continues Angell’s hilarious and heartwarming
Pages: 288 series set in the beachfront town of Barefoot William, Florida.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Spine Size: 23/32
“The push and pull of their attraction creates some appealing moments…Her fans will enjoy the familiar
Pack: 52
Author’s Residence: Naples, FL
setting and cameos by previous characters in the series, and the supporting cast is delightful.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1824-2 —Publishers Weekly
SALES HISTORY “This slightly wacky romance is just plain fun and perfect for a day at the beach.”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Library Journal
No Time to Explain
10/17 (978-1-4967-0368-2) “Fast-paced. Fun characters.”
No Breaking My Heart —Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author
8/16 (978-1-4967-0366-8)
No One Like You USA Today bestselling author Kate Angell lives in Naples, Florida. She’s an animal lover, avid reader, and sports fan. Bookstores are her
5/15 (978-0-7582-9130-1) second home. She takes coffee breaks at Starbucks. Her philosophy: Out of chaos comes calmness. Enjoy the peace. Please visit her on Facebook
or at kateangell.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Kate Angell is a USA Today bestselling author whose novels • Advance reading copies
also regularly appear on Barnes & Noble’s trade romance • Print and online advertising
bestseller list. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Military heroes are very popular and the theme of a military • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley, and
hero reconnecting with his ex-wife and settling into civilian life is Kensington’s kLover program
sure to resonate with contemporary romance fans.
• Blog tour and online promotions
• Kate Angell writes the ideal beach read with likable characters,
sweet romance, pets with outsized personalities and a palpable • Social media and eNewsletter advertising and promotions
sense of fun. In No Kissing Under the Boardwalk, she features a • Newsletter and email marketing promotions
hero who is a hurricane chaser. • Promotion through Military Spouse

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FERAL ATTRACTION
The Cat Groomer Mystery Series
Eileen Watkins
A feral feline frenzy invades a local retirement community in Eileen Watkins’
third Cat Groomer Mystery featuring the owner of a cat grooming and boarding
business in the picturesque town of Chadwick, New Jersey.

Cassie’s good friend Dawn is part of an organization trying to protect a colony of stray cats on the property of a senior condo community in
Chadwick, New Jersey. The residents have got their backs up over the cat invasion, and Dawn has come to her grooming and boarding shop,
Cassie’s Comfy Cats, to ask her help in talking sense to them.
Not everyone’s against the cats. Eccentric Sabrina Ward feeds them and has even created makeshift shelters for them in the nearby woods,

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infuriating her neighbors. Following a heated community meeting—in which Cassie and her veterinarian boyfriend come up with a proposal—
Sabrina’s body is found in the woods. The police are calling her death an accident, but Cassie smells a rat. Narrowing down the list of suspects
may be tougher than herding cats, but Cassie is determined to collar the killer before another cat lover has a fatal accident…
Praise for Eileen Watkins and her Cat Groomer Mysteries
“A warm, wholesome cat cozy.”
Category: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1060-4 —Kirkus Reviews on The Bengal Identity
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 “A promising start to a new cozy series. And the information the author provides about cats is
Rights: World fascinating.”
Pages: 304
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
—Suspense Magazine on The Persian Always Meows Twice
Spine Size: 3/4 “A fantastic thriller that is sure to make your pulse race, The Persian Always Meows Twice is an
Pack: 48 awesome mystery debut from Eileen Watkins.”
Author’s Residence: Wanaque, NJ
—Modern Cat Magazine
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1061-1
SALES HISTORY “A funny story with a cat lovers twist, readers will enjoy Cassie and her feline friends.”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Parkersburg News and Sentinel on The Persian Always Meows Twice
Bengal Identity
Eileen Watkins is also the author of The Persian Always Meows Twice and The Bengal Identity in the Cat Groomer Mystery series. For most
4/18 (978-1-4967-1058-1)
The Persian Always Meows Twice of her career, she has worked for daily newspapers, writing and editing stories on fine art, architecture, interior design, and home improvement.
10/17 (978-1-4967-1056-7) She has also published paranormal mystery and suspense novels. A confirmed “Jersey Girl,” she prefers older houses, has always shared her
home with at least one cat, and makes frequent visits to the nearest riding stable. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of
America. Visit her Website at efwatkins.com.

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• There are many other mysteries on the market featuring cats and • Advance reading copies
cat-lovers, but not many in which the amateur sleuth deals with • Print and online advertising
cats for a living. Cassie’s job is integral to each of the mysteries • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
she solves, as she tries to protect her clients’ animals as well as
her own three pets. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
content and shareable images
• Eileen Watkins has done extensive research on cat grooming,
and she shares what she’s learned in the Cat Groomer Mystery • Email marketing and features via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
series. HobbyReads
• Watkins has been awarded the EPPIE Award and was a finalist • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
in the thriller category for the 2006 Yuppies and the 2007 Indie • Outreach and marketing to cat lovers
Excellence Book Awards.
• Her first Quinn Matthews paranormal mystery won the David
G. Sasher Award for Best Mystery at the Deadly Ink Mystery
Conference in 2014, and the second book in the series was a
Paranormal finalist for the 2014 New Generation Indie Book
Awards.

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THE GOLD PAWN
The Art Deco Mystery Series
L.A. Chandlar
November 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly
striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress
under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But in the second book in L.A. Chandlar’s
acclaimed Art Deco Mystery series, as Lane Scenders travels back to her
hometown of Rochester, Michigan to face the ghosts of her past, a high profile
Manhattan missing person’s case threatens to destroy everything. Through the
rich history of Rochester and Detroit, Michigan, a ride on the Hindenburg, a band
of city urchins, a narrow escape through the seedier side of Manhattan, and
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many new friends who go on to become the movers and shakers of the Thirties,
one peculiar thing ties the mystery of Lane’s past and Fiorello’s current debacle
together: The gold pawn.

Finally summoning courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in
Rochester, Michigan. An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her parents. However, one memory of a
Category: Mystery dazzling solid gold pawn piece remains—and with it lies a startling connection between the Midwestern tragedy and a current mystery haunting
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1343-8 the Big Apple…
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World Meanwhile, fears climb in Manhattan after the disappearance of a respected banker and family friend threatens the crippled financial industry
Pages: 336 and the pristine reputation of Lane’s virtuous boss, Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia. Fio’s fight to restore order leads him into more trouble as he
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 meets a familiar foe intent on ending his mayoral term—and his life…
Spine Size: 13/16
Guided by overseas telegrams from the man she loves and painful memories, only Lane can silence old ghosts and derail present-day schemes.
Pack: 44
Author’s Residence: New York, NY
But when the investigation awakens a darker side of her own nature, will she and New York City’s most prominent movers and shakers still forge
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1344-5 ahead into a prosperous new age…or is history doomed to repeat itself?
SALES HISTORY Praise for The Silver Gun
Kensington Trade Paperback “Chandlar does a good job of evoking the period.”
Silver Gun
9/17 (978-1-4967-1341-4) —Publishers Weekly
“Dangerous villains and gangsters in 1930s NYC, with humor, history, vintage cocktails, and art as a
backbone…”
—Jen J. Danna, mystery author
L.A. Chandlar is an author and motivational speaker on The Fight to Keep Creativity Alive, demystifying creativity in the workplace and
personally. Born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, she now lives in New York City with her family. Visit her at lachandlar.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• This is the second in the Art Deco mystery series, a new • Advance reading copies
historical mystery series set during the times of prolific New York • Outreach to special interest groups and book clubs
City Mayor LaGuardia. • Select author appearances.
• Author L.A. Chandlar is a NYC-based motivational speaker • Promotion at conferences and conventions including ThrillerFest,
whose strong local connections lend support toward her books. CraftFest, and Malice Domestic
• L.A. Chandlar’s lectures surround the History of Christmas • Print, online and podcast advertising
Traditions and Demystifying Creativity. She has spoken at
Michigan State University, West Palm Beach Businessmen’s Club, • Social media advertising and promotions
United Nations Women’s Tea, and has more upcoming lectures
in her schedule.
• Chandlar is creating a series of behind-the-scene vignettes on
her YouTube channel on places in NYC that are in her book as
well as today.
• This series appeals to fans of historic art, architecture, and New
York history, in addition to mystery lovers.

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TREACHEROUS IS THE NIGHT
The Verity Kent Mystery Series
Anna Lee Huber
In 1919 England, in the shadow of The Great War, many look to the spirit world for
answers. But it will take an all too earthbound intrigue to draw in the discerning
heroine of Anna Lee Huber’s second Verity Kent Mystery.

It’s not that Verity Kent doesn’t sympathize with those eager to make contact with lost loved ones. After all, she once believed herself a war
widow. But now that she’s discovered Sidney is very much alive, Verity is having enough trouble connecting with her estranged husband, never
mind the dead. Still, at a friend’s behest, Verity attends a séance, where she encounters the man who still looms between her and Sidney—and
a medium who channels a woman Verity once worked with in the Secret Service. Refusing to believe her former fellow spy is dead, Verity is

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determined to uncover the source of the spiritualist’s top secret revelation.
Then the medium is murdered—and Verity’s investigation is suddenly thwarted. Even Secret Service agents she once trusted turn their backs on
her. Undaunted, Verity heads to war-torn Belgium, with Sidney by her side. But as they draw ever closer to the danger, Verity wonders if she’s
about to learn the true meaning of till death do us part…
Praise for This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
Category: Mystery
“Engrossing…Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1317-9
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 to a surprising conclusion.”
Rights: World English —Publishers Weekly
Pages: 304 “Huber paints a compelling portrait of the aftermath of World War I, and show the readers how
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
devastating the war was for everyone in England…I am looking forward to reading many more of
Spine Size: 3/4
Verity Kent’s adventures.”
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: Fort Wayne, IN —Historical Novel Society
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1318-6 “A richly detailed period mystery, This Side of Murder is sure to turn you into a true Verity Kent fan (if
SALES HISTORY you aren’t one already).”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Bustle.com
This Side of Murder
10/17 (978-1-4967-1315-5) “Suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written.”
—Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries
“My favorite new mystery series!”
—Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author
“A captivating murder mystery told with flair and panache!”
—Fresh Fiction
Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning and nationally bestselling author of the Lady Darby Mysteries and the Verity Kent Mysteries.
She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology.
A member of Mystery Writers of America, Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, she currently
resides in Indiana with her family. Visit her online at AnnaLeeHuber.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• This stylish mystery series set in Britain just after WWI appeals • Advance reading copies
to fans of Susan Elia MacNeal, Jacqueline Winspear, and • Print and online advertising
Rhys Bowen. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• The setting of the Verity Kent mysteries—Britain 1919—appeals • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
strongly to the PBS market (Downton Abbey, etc.), a
demographic with a high proportion of book readers. • Blog tour and online promotions
• The author is a member of Mystery Writers of America, • Social media and eNewsletter advertising and promotions
Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and
the Historical Novel Society. She currently serves as co-leader of
the Historical Novel Society-Great Lakes Chapter, as well as on
the Board for the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.
• All of Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby mysteries (Berkley) have
been B&N mystery bestsellers. The most recent Lady Darby
mystery, As Death Draws Near (Berkley Trade, 7/16), was a #5
B&N Trade mystery bestseller. It stayed on the list for 19 weeks,
with three weeks in the top 10, and eight weeks in the Top 20.
• Worldwide English audio rights and North American large print
English Rights for This Side of Murder have sold.
• This Side of Murder was chosen as a Fresh Pick at Fresh Fiction.

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STREET RAP
The Crescent Crew Series
Shaun Sinclair
With an exceptional voice that combines the explosive drama of Kiki Swinson
and the lyrical writing style of Devon Scott, Shaun Sinclair—Army veteran and
originator of the Gangsterotica subgenre—makes his print debut with book one
in the Crescent Crew Series. Street Rap follows a crew whose friendships are
rocked by successful music careers, brutal gang assassinations and love lost, all
while offering a unique glimpse into the rise of hip-hop in the South. Life and
death choices are unabashedly laid open, while the most brutal question remains…
can they escape their pasts?
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For Reece and Qwess, being rap superstars was the dream, but in real life nothing moved without the money. So they formed the Crescent Crew,
an outfit of young, ruthless hustlers that locked the Southern drug trade in a stranglehold. They’re at the height of their power when Qwess is
offered a record deal from a major label. He accepts and makes plans for his whole crew to go legit, but Reece enjoys his position as king of the
streets and has no desire to relinquish his crown. As a rift in the crew grows, Qwess is busy gliding up the charts and Reece expands Crescent
Crew’s powerful reach into new territory. Then tragedy strikes close to home and Qwess is pulled back into the streets he desperately fought to
Category: Fiction escape. Will he fall victim to the trap, or will he become a superstar of rap?
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-2102-0
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 Shaun Sinclair is the author of Sex Mogul, Forbidden, and Skin Deep, a series of Gangsterotica that seamlessly blends crime fiction with
Rights: World erotica. A native of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina, the former independent music performer and Army veteran worked as a law clerk for six
Pages: 320 years and now uses his experiences to make his stories pop with authenticity. He is the founder and owner of Pen 2 Pen Publishing Firm and a
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 contributor to the legendary Don Diva Magazine, where he mixes social commentary with his love for hip-hop culture. A member of the Soaring
Spine Size: 25/32 As Eagles community outreach ministry, Sinclair is a passionate advocate for social change with the unique ability to effectively address diverse
Pack: 48 audiences, speaking truth to power. Please visit him online at ShaunSinclair.com.
Author’s Residence: Atlantic Beach, SC
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-2103-7

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Shaun Sinclair is the creator of Gangsterotica, a sub-genre • Advance reading copies
of books that blends erotica with crime fiction. He is also the • Print and online advertising
founder and owner of Pen 2 Pen, an independent publishing • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and interview coverage
company.
• African American book club outreach
• Sinclair writes gritty street lit that appeals to fans of Kiki
Swinson, Wahida Clark, and Ashley & JaQuavis. • Content marketing partnerships
• Heavily involved in the independent music scene from the ages • Podcast and radio interviews
of 14-21, Sinclair toured internationally and opened for some • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
of the biggest names in hip-hop. Based on his experiences, his content, and shareable images
new series provides an authentic and unique perspective on the • Select appearances and author talks
conflict of young performers navigating the music industry. • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs
• Street Rap tackles the music industry from the Southern
perspective, drawing from real-life accounts and weaving them
into the story to give it a strong sense of authenticity. It can
be described as the literary equivalent of the FOX television
show, Empire.
• Sinclair is a staff writer for Lit Ish (litish.com) and a
frequent contributor to the popular Don Diva Magazine, where
his article on the classification of urban books went viral.

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MISTRESS FOR HIRE
The Mistress Series
Niobia Bryant
Nationally bestselling author Niobia Bryant detonates an explosive, relentlessly
shocking tale of betrayal, desire, and revenge as a dish best never served…

She cheated with one of her best friends’ husbands—and turned scathing publicity into cash-money celebrity. But Jessa Bell has reformed. She’s
making amends to those she did wrong, and she’s started a successful business catching rich unfaithful spouses. Her agents are beautiful lost girls
who get a shot at the good life. And when Jessa’s sizzling affair with private detective Hammer turns into love and marriage, she’s sure she’s
finally doing things right…until she catches Hammer sleeping with one of her agents just months after their wedding. His betrayal, plus the
return of someone from her past who is being used by her deadliest enemy, makes Jessa go back to her old ways with a vengeance…

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Now Jessa’s leaving no secret buried as she pursues every forbidden passion—and shatters the lives of those who cross her. But it’s the enemies
Jessa doesn’t see coming who have her dead in their sights. And she’ll need to up her game past the limit to face a devastating truth—and
survive.
Praise for Niobia Bryant
“The Pleasure Trap is another testament to Bryant’s awesome imagination. She takes us inside the head
Category: Fiction
of Pleasure as he transitions from tricking for a madam to scheduling his own appointments. Shockingly,
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1652-1
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 this installment opens with him drugged and bound in his own home. He’s literally tied to his past as we
Rights: World struggle with him to learn why and by whom. Flashing back to his relationships, we are swept off our
Pages: 304 feet during the climatic reveal.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars
Spine Size: 3/4
“The author’s skillful mix of hot sex, betrayal, heartbreak, and realistic characters is sure to please both
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: Walterboro, SC
soap opera and street lit fans. This one’s a winner.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1653-8 —Library Journal on Never Keeping Secrets
SALES HISTORY “I love how Niobia takes these characters through hell and back, while entertaining us from beginning
Dafina Trade Paperback to the very end.”
Pleasure Trap
—Cydney Rax on Mistress No More
11/14 (978-0-7582-6533-3)
Never Keeping Secrets Niobia Bryant is the award-winning and national bestselling author of more than thirty works of romance and commercial fiction. She is a
6/13 (978-0-7582-6531-9) two-time winner of RT Book Reviews’ Best African-American/Multicultural Romance Award and received a Best Multicultural Fiction nomination
Mistress, Inc. for The Pleasure Trap. Want, Need, Love was a nominee for the Romance Slam Jam’s Steamy Romance of the Year Emma Award. Her books
6/12 (978-0-7582-6529-6) have appeared in Ebony, Essence®, The New York Post, The Star Ledger, The Dallas Morning News, Juicy magazine and many other national
publications. Her bestselling book, Message from a Mistress, has been adapted to film. A proud native of Newark, New Jersey, Niobia currently
resides in South Carolina where she writes full time. For more on this author who “can’t stop, won’t stop,” visit NiobiaBryant.com, her Official
Facebook Fan Page, and Twitter.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The fourth book in Niobia’s popular series, Mistress for Hire • Advance reading copies
is the first new Mistress novel in six years, since the release of • Print and online advertising
Mistress, Inc. in 2012. • Content marketing partnerships
• With the Mistress series, Niobia has trademarked herself with • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and interview coverage
delivering stories that are sexy, suspenseful, and soapy—she will
not disappoint. All of her signature elements will be in this novel • African American book club outreach
and fans of her Mistress series will be pleased. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• Niobia Bryant has a well-established fan base within the content, and shareable images
romance genre and her fans will be more than willing to follow
her as she blends the romance she is known for with urban,
contemporary drama.
• Book Club rights for previous Mistress novels sold to the Black
Expressions Book Club and audio rights sold to Recorded Books.

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INSTANT TEMPTATION
The Wilder Brothers Series
Jill Shalvis
Get swept away in Wishful, California, a place that runs on reinvention and second
chances, in this gorgeously repackaged trilogy by New York Times and USA Today
bestselling author Jill Shalvis.

To Harley Stephens, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed and more than a little dangerous…
The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who’s invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. He’s the perfect package of breathtaking
adventure and excitement. But Harley’s career is riding on this trip, and she doesn’t need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction tagging along.
For T.J., Harley is the one woman he’s never been able to forget. But he’s a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to
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provide invaluable expertise—just like he’s done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving
in to the raw attraction that’s been smoldering all these years.
After waiting so long, it’s all about timing…
Praise for Jill Shalvis
Category: Contemporary Romance “[J]ust the right kind of sultry…Shalvis has a knack for spinning engaging stories from everyday details.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-2085-6
U.S./Canadian Price: $9.95/$10.95 —Bustle.com
Rights: World “Jill Shavis has crafted a motley crew…each more loveable (and deserving of love) than the last.”
Pages: 304 —Entertainment Weekly
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4 “Shalvis has a knack for translating real-life relationships to the page.”
Pack: 48 —BookPage
Author’s Residence: Truckee, CA
eBook ISBN: 978-0-7582-5786-4 “Her magic writing will hook readers within just the first few pages.”
SALES HISTORY —RT Book Reviews
Kensington Trade Paperback “Jill Shalvis is my go-to feel good author for contemporaries.”
Instant Gratification
8/18 (978-1-4967-2084-9)
—SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com
Instant Attraction New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An
4/18 (978-1-4967-2083-2) Amazon, B&N and iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA® Award–winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold
PUBLISHING HISTORY worldwide. She lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Most of her books come from a combination of hard work, cookies,
Kensington Mass Market and hot guy pics, but not necessarily in that order. Find her online at JillShalvis.com.
12/12 (978-0-7582-3128-4)
Brava Trade Paperback
4/10 (978-0-7582-3127-7)

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Jill Shalvis is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling • Online advertising
author with a huge fan base and large social media presence. • Social media advertising and promotions
• She has written over 50 contemporary romance novels and her • Email and eNewsletter marketing
books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. • Sell sheet available
• Shalvis is a two-time RITA® Award winner, three-time National • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
Readers’ Choice Award–winner, and an RT Books Reviews’
Career Achievement Award winner.
• Jill Shalvis continues to be one of the most in-demand writers of
contemporary romance with a growing readership.

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OH MY STARS
The Ellery Series
Sally Kilpatrick
A heartwarming Christmas novel filled with Sally Kilpatrick’s signature Southern
sass!

Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year’s Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a
Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who’s been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn’t a virgin. But then comes an unexpected
development: a genuine, real-life baby left in the manger, with only a brief note. And somehow, in the kerfuffle that follows, Ivy finds her life is
about to change…
The holidays are a bittersweet time for Ivy—filled with memories of her beloved late husband and reminders that life doesn’t always offer the

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happily-ever-afters her readers expect. So when Ivy ends up with custody of the baby, she can only chalk it up to a Christmas miracle. She doesn’t
know if it will be forever, but with help from family, she’ll make little Zuzu’s first Christmas a good one. The nativity’s Joseph, a.k.a. Gabe
Ledbetter, has a pediatrics background that’s coming in mighty handy. In turn, Ivy is helping Gabe find his place in the quirky community. If that
place turns out to be somewhere near Ivy, well, maybe this particular Christmas story will turn out to be merry and bright after all…
Praise for Sally Kilpatrick’s Novels
Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1075-8 “Fans of Southern contemporary romance will be charmed.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 —Publishers Weekly on Bittersweet Creek
Rights: World “Do yourself a favor and grab this book and hide away with its laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud mo-
Pages: 352
ments all mixed up in one place.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 27/32 —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author on Bless Her Heart
Pack: 40 “Don’t miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn’t put it down.”
Author’s Residence: Marietta, GA
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1076-5
—Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author on Better Get to Livin’
SALES HISTORY “A pleasantly engaging take on Romeo and Juliet.”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek
Bless Her Heart
11/17 (978-1-4967-1073-4) Born and raised in West Tennessee, Sally Kilpatrick graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a BA in English. At UT she
Better Get To Livin’ met and married a Georgia boy. Now they live in Marietta, GA, with their two kids. She holds a Masters in Professional Writing from Kennesaw
6/16 (978-1-61773-572-1) State University and taught high school Spanish for eight years before taking a sabbatical to write and mother full time. In addition to reading and
Bittersweet Creek writing, Sally likes traveling, historic house tours, running, religious studies, and all things geeky. Readers can learn more at sallykilpatrick.com.
11/15 (978-1-61773-570-7)

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Sally Kilpatrick has a beguiling folksy Southern voice that • Advance reading copies
appeals to fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Jodi Thomas. • Print and online advertising
• Large print rights have been sold for all of Sally Kilpatrick’s • Holiday gift guides and promotions
novels to date. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• Includes Reading Group Guide! • Author appearances and promotion at select conventions
• Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
• Social media advertising and promotion

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A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS
The Vineyard Series
Jean Stone
After a long hiatus, bestselling author Jean Stone returns with a charming holiday
novel in which a solitary writer’s life is forever changed one night during the long
dark winter on Martha’s Vineyard, when a baby is left on her doorstep in the
middle of a Christmas blizzard.

It’s taken a long time and a little heartache, but Annie Sutton is finally following her dream of living on Martha’s Vineyard. She fell in love with
the island’s singular beauty while using it as a setting for two of her novels. In her cozy rented cottage on Chappaquiddick, she’s settling in for
her first Vineyard winter—complete with a fierce nor’easter on the way, forecast to bring high winds and deep snow. But the blizzard also brings
something unexpected to Annie’s front porch: a basket, encircled by a ribbon, containing a baby girl. The note reads: “I named her Bella, after my
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grandmother. Please help her, because I can’t.”


Adopted as a child, Annie is grateful for wonderful parents who raised her as their own. Yet she also hopes to spare little Bella the feelings of
abandonment that still haunt her. And so, rather than take the baby to the police, Annie decides to keep her and try to find the birth mother,
giving her a chance to change her mind.
Category: Fiction But it’s not easy keeping a secret in a close-knit, island community, especially amid the bustle of Christmas. Before the holiday ends, there will
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1662-0 be revelations, rekindled hope, and proof that families—the ones we are born into and the ones we claim for ourselves—are the gifts that truly
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 matter…
Rights: World
Pages: 304 Praise for the Works of Jean Stone
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “Stone is a talented novelist whose elegant prose brings the Martha’s Vineyard setting vividly to life….A
Spine Size: 3/4
very good read.”
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: Martha’s Vineyard —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on The Summer House
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1663-7 “Drake’s cheeky debut…As delightfully campy as an episode of Desperate Housewives.”
—Publishers Weekly on Good Little Wives
“A very smart and well-written books.”
—Fresh Fiction on Perfect Little Ladies
“Stone’s graceful prose, vivid imagery and compassionately drawn characters make this one a standout.”
—Publishers Weekly on Tides of the Heart
“Jean Stone is a truly gifted writer. I wish I could claim her as a long-lost sister—but I can’t. I can merely
enjoy her wonderful talent.”
—Nationally bestselling author Katherine Stone
“A wrenching and emotionally complex story. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, you can build a bridge
across all obstacles. A very touching read.”
—RT Book Reviews on Sins of Innocence
Jean Stone is the author of nearly twenty novels about contemporary women that have been published by Random House and HarperCollins.
Her book, Good Little Wives (written under her pen name, Abby Drake) has been optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. From Germany to Japan,
over a dozen countries around the world have purchased the subrights to her novels and translated them. Jean has taught at a number of writers’
conferences and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and conferences. A native of New England, she lived in Amherst, Massachusetts for
several years; she now resides on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit her Website jeanstone.com or her blog jeanstonemv.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• In the 2000s and late 90s, Jean Stone wrote a string of popular • Advance reading copies
women’s fiction novels published by Random House and • Print, online and podcast advertising
HarperCollins under the names Jean Stone and Abby Drake that • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
were beach reads before that term was even coined. They were
reprinted and reissued many times. Most recently they have • Holiday roundups and gift guide promotions
been reissued and repackaged as Loveswept digital books, with • Author appearances and promotion at select conventions
steady sales. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
• Her book Good Little Wives (writing as Abby Drake) was • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. content, and shareable images
• Foreign rights to her books have been picked up by more than a • Book club outreach and targeted marketing
dozen countries around the world, from Germany to Japan. • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs
• After a long hiatus, Jean Stone has returned with this lovely
charmer, partly based on Jean’s own life, about an author who
has moved to a cottage on Martha’s Vineyard—only to find a
baby left on her doorstep during a heavy Christmas snowstorm.
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A COLDWATER WARM HEARTS CHRISTMAS
The Coldwater Series
Lexi Eddings
Lexi Eddings’ latest installment of the heartwarming and sweet Coldwater series
puts a literary spin on a holiday happily ever after when an over-analytical English
teacher and a go-with-the-flow engineer are thrown together running Coldwater
Cove’s annual Christmas pageant.

High school English teacher Angie Holloway has been in this little Ozark hamlet for a few years, but she still feels like an outsider. And with no
family of her own and single to boot, she’s rusty when it comes to opening her heart to anyone new. Nevertheless, she’s been drafted to direct
the annual Christmas pageant—whether she likes it or not. As for her assistant, that job’s been handed to Seth Parker. He may be smoking hot,
but the brawny construction engineer is definitely not her type. After all, she loves literature and he “reads” blueprints…

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While Angie tries to put a new spin on the show, and Seth tries to tolerate her correcting his grammar, they both resist the locals who insist on
pushing them together. But when Seth finds Angie’s copy of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility—marked up with her revealing comments—he
can’t resist trying to romance her using his newfound knowledge. And Angie is surprised to find that this big, handsome lug can read her like a
storybook hero…
Category: Contemporary Romance Praise for the Coldwater Series by Lexi Eddings
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1968-3
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 “Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove. Lexi Eddings’ talent shines in this edgy,
Rights: World fresh story…A unique take on what it means to go home again.”
Pages: 304 —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
“A charming story with a quaint, small-town setting…The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club is sure to appeal
Spine Size: 3/4
to fans of Debbie Macomber or Susan Wiggs…Lexi Eddings has created a gentle little town with a cast
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: West Plains, MO
of wacky and entertaining characters…The perfect read of a quiet afternoon.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4201-4659-2 —Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW for The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
SALES HISTORY “A sweet and gently suspenseful romance centering on a hero who is trying to win the heart of the
Kensington Trade Paperback woman he loves without betraying a promise…The secondary characters are particularly memorable.
A Coldwater Warm Hearts Wedding Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this well-rounded story.”
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Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
—Publishers Weekly on A Coldwater Warm Hearts Wedding
10/16 (978-1-4967-0403-0) “Eddings draws Lacy and the other characters with loving detail…in this story of second chances and
softened hearts.”
—BookPage on The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
“The quirky characters, a minor mystery, and the down-home feel in the first installment in Eddings’
Coldwater series will delight readers looking for a sweet small-town romance.”
—Booklist on The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
Lexi Eddings is the pen name of multi-published author Diana Groe, who has written for Kensington, Sourcebooks, and Entangled. A classically
trained soprano, she calls her historical work a cross between Grand Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan. Her historical romances have received
glowing reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and RT Book Reviews. Readers can find Lexi Eddigns at lexieddings.blogspot.com

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Small town romance with strong cross-over appeal to women’s • Advance reading copies
fiction readers has become increasingly popular as seen in the • Outreach to special interest groups and book clubs
successes of Robyn Carr, Jojo Moyes, and Kristan Higgins. • Print and online advertising
• With aspirational messages and a heartwarming tone, this • Blog tour and ongoing blogger outreach
series depicts a small town with a strong sense of community
which will appeal to readers seeking uplifting novels with a • Holiday promotions
strong moral sensibility. • Featured in Bouquet marketing program
• The series focuses on people returning home, finding themselves • Email marketing and promotion
and rebuilding their lives while incorporating strong romantic • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley, and
elements. Kensington’s kLovers program
• Lexi Eddings is the pen name of multi-published author Diana • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Groe, who has written for Kensington, Sourcebooks, and • Social media advertising and promotions
Entangled.
• The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club was a Woman’s World Book
Club pick, a media guide pick in Simple Grace, and received a
Starred Review from Shelf Awareness.

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THE AMISH CHRISTMAS LETTERS
Patricia Davids; Sarah Price; Jennifer Beckstrand
Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for Amish families to include holiday
greetings in their circle letters, each writer adding to a growing collection as it
travels on to the next. In this delightful trio of stories by three popular Amish
romance authors, three cousins scattered across the country share their blessings—
and reveal news of romantic surprises…

To win a friendly annual competition, matchmaker Marybeth Martin must bring one more couple together by Christmas. Her only prospect is a
man more interested in a nanny than a wife—until his little girl shows him the light…
Struggling farmer’s daughter Katie Mae Kauffman discovers that she and a local widower and father of four can harvest more crops—and
profits—together than separately. But she’ll have to put pride aside to make room for unexpected love…
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Corralling an unruly brood of seven is not babysitter Carolyn Yutzy’s first choice for celebrating the season—but the sparks between her and their
unsentimental yet irresistible uncle may be a gift neither was counting on…
Now, one by one, each resourceful young woman will have a holiday to remember—and to write home about…

Category: Inspirational Romance


Praise for Kensington’s Amish Holiday Anthologies
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1762-7 “Sweet, gently humorous, and steeped in Amish tradition, this collection will entice inspirational and
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 traditional romance fans alike.”
Rights: World —Library Journal on The Amish Christmas Candle
Pages: 304
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “Kensington offers a tasting menu of Christmas baking-themed Amish romance novellas, complete with
Spine Size: 3/4 companion recipes.”
Pack: 48 —Publishers Weekly on The Amish Christmas Kitchen
Authors’ Residences: Utah (Beckstrand); Kansas
(Davids); Morristown, NJ (Price);
“A bright patchwork of Christmas stories.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1764-1 —National Examiner on The Amish Christmas Sleigh
SALES HISTORY Patricia Davids is the USA Today bestselling author of inspirational romances with heart and soul, in which love and faith have the power to
Kensington Trade Paperback bring two people together forever. Born and raised on a farm in north central Kansas with four brothers, numerous dogs and her beloved horses
The Amish Christmas Candle for company, she went on to have a forty-year career as a NICU nurse. Pat began writing in 2006 with her husband’s encouragement and now,
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when not traveling, spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, or helping on the farm, she writes full time. Having lost her beloved
The Amish Christmas Kitchen
10/16 (978-1-4967-0591-4) husband to cancer in 2011, she currently lives with her 86 year-old father on the family farm where she grew up. Readers can find her online at
The Amish Christmas Sleigh PatriciaDavids.com
10/15 (978-1-4967-0013-1) Sarah Price is the ECPA bestselling author of Amish romances, including the Amish Fairytale Series and An Amish Buggy Ride. She comes from
a long line of devout Mennonites, including numerous church leaders and ministers, and brings twenty‑five years of experience of living among
the Amish to her books. Her involvement with the Amish dates back to 1978 when she wrote her first novel, Fields of Corn, while studying
anthropology and writing at Drew University. She was drawn to the culture of the Amish of Lancaster County, where she continues to be involved
with numerous Amish communities and is considered family by some and friend by most others. A former college professor with advanced
degrees in Communication, Marketing and Educational Leadership, Sarah Price now writes full time. Please visit her online at SarahPriceAuthor.com.
Jennifer Beckstrand is the RITA nominated and award-winning author of the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill and The Honeybee Sisters
series, as well as a number of novellas. Novels in her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series have been RITA® Award and RT Book Reviews
Reviewer’s Choice Award finalists, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for inspirational fiction. Huckleberry Hearts was named a
Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction Book of the Year. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain
people. She and her husband have been married for thirty-three years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren,
whom she spoils rotten. Please visit her at JenniferBeckstrand.com

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Sarah Price wrote her first Amish novel in 1978 and is an ECPA • Advance reading copies
bestselling author. • Print and online advertising
• Patricia Davids is a USA Today bestselling Love Inspired author, • Featured in Bouquet marketing program and outreach to
known for her heartwarming Amish romances. This is her first Christian readers
novella for Kensington. • Holiday roundups and gift guide promotions
• Beckstrand was nominated for a RITA Award for Inspirational • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley
Romance and a RT Book Reviewer’s Choice Award in 2015 and Kensington’s kLovers program
for Huckleberry Summer. Beckstrand’s Huckleberry Hearts was
named a Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction Book of the Year. • Email marketing and promotion through eNewsletters and
eBlasts to Kensington subscribers and author fan lists
• Amish romance regularly performs well in both trade and mass
market format for Kensington, especially for the Christmas • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
season. • Social media advertising and promotions

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YULE LOG MURDER
Leslie Meier; Lee Hollis; Barbara Ross
It’s Christmas in Maine! This holiday season, join New York Times bestselling author
Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross as they mix mistletoe and murder in their
newest Maine-based holiday mysteries! Fresh-baked cookies, pies, and cakes can
warm even the frostiest Christmases in coastal Maine. But there’s little room for
holiday cheer when murder is the new seasonal tradition…

YULE LOG MURDER by LESLIE MEIER


Lucy Stone is thrilled to be cast as extra in a festive period film—until the set becomes a murder scene decorated in blood and buttercream icing.
Returning to her role as sleuth, Lucy dashes to restore peace to Tinker’s Cove, unwrap a cold-hearted criminal’s MO, and reveal how one ornate

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yule log cake could possibly cause so much drama.
DEATH BY YULE LOG by LEE HOLLIS
Hayley Powell’s holidays aren’t off to a very merry start. Not only has her daughter brought Connor—an infuriatingly perfect new beau—home
to Bar Harbor, but a local troublemaker has been found dead with traces of her signature yule log cake on his body. As Connor becomes the prime
murder suspect, Hayley must put aside her mixed feelings to identify the real killjoy.

Category: Mystery LOGGED ON by BARBARA ROSS


ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1704-7 Realizing she can’t make a decent Bûche de Noël to save her life, Julia Snowden enlists the help of her eccentric neighbor, Mrs. St. Onge, in
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 hopes of mastering the dessert for Christmas. With everyone in the old woman’s circle missing or deceased however, it’s up to Julia to stop the
Rights: World deadly tidings before she’s the next Busman’s Harbor resident to meet a not-so-jolly fate.
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Praise for the Authors
Spine Size: 1 1/8 “This anthology boasts three tales of yuletide murder in coastal Maine…sparkly writing and emotional
Pack: 32 depth link this trio of holiday cozies.”
Authors’ Residences: Harwich, MA (Meier), —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Eggnog Murder
Maysville, NC & Palm Springs, CA (Hollis),
Boothbay Harbor, ME (Ross) “Meier continues to exploit the charm factor in her small-town setting, while keeping the murder plots as
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1706-1 realistic as possible in such a cozy world.”
SALES HISTORY —Booklist on Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier
Kensington Hardcover
“A fun Christmas cozy.”
Eggnog Murder
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“Stowed Away is the sixth in Ross’ Maine Clambake Mystery series. This series just keeps getting better
and better!”
—Suspense Magazine on Stowed Away by Barbara Ross
Leslie Meier is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery
Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her Website at LeslieMeier.com.
Lee Hollis is the pen name for a brother and sister writing team. Rick Copp is a veteran film and television writer/producer and also the author
of two other mystery novel series. He lives in Palm Springs, California. Holly Simason is an award-winning food and cocktails columnist living in
North Carolina. You may visit their Website at LeeHollisMysteries.com or find them on Facebook by typing in: Lee Hollis.
Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries. The first book in the series, Clammed Up was nominated for an Agatha Award
for Best Contemporary Novel, the RT Book Reviews, Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Amateur Sleuth, and was a finalist for the Maine
Literary Award for Crime Fiction. She is co-editor/co-publisher of Level Best Books, which produces anthologies of crime stories by New England
authors. She writes at her home overlooking the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Candy Cane Murder and Gingerbread Cookie Murder were two • Advance reading copies
of Kensington’s most successful holiday collections. • Print and online advertising
• As with Eggnog Murder, Yule Log Murder is anchored by New • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
York Times bestselling author Leslie Meier, who has over twenty • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
titles in her Lucy Stone mystery series and over one million books
in print! • Feature in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
• All three novellas are set in Maine, which should give an added • Social media advertising and promotions
hook for publicity and promo opportunities.
• Each author features the sleuth from their Maine based
mysteries series: Lucy Stone who lives in the fictional town of
Tinker’s Cove, Maine; Hayley Randolph, who lives in Bar
Harbor, Maine; and Julia Snowden, who lives in the fictional
town of Busman’s Harbor, Maine.
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DARK WINTER
The Jake Mahegan Thriller Series
A.J. Tata
In a blistering scenario almost too close to the headlines, former Brigadier General
A.J. Tata delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars—and the
anonymous hackers who hold the fate of the world at their fingertips…

By the time anyone realizes what’s happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military,
unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America’s
enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles
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at Japan.
Phase 1 of ComWar is complete.
Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar—a.k.a. Computer
Optimized Warfare—and to shut down the operation through any means necessary. Mahegan knows it’s a virtual suicide mission. There are
three ComWar headquarters, each hidden deep underground in Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Splitting up the team is Mahegan’s only chance to
prevent the next wave of cyber attacks. But even that won’t stop the sleeper cell agents—here in the United States…
ategory: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1790-0
When Phase 2 ends, World War III begins.
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 Praise for the novels of A.J. Tata
Rights: World
Pages: 464
“Direct Fire is a relentless, action-packed thriller that screams with been-there-done-that authenticity,
Trim Size: 6 x 9 elevating A.J. Tata’s series to the likes of Brad Thor, Ben Coes, and Mark Greaney. A compelling story,
Spine Size: 1 1/2 certifiably un-putdownable.”
Pack: 20 —The Real Book Spy on Direct Fire
Author’s Residence: Raleigh, NC
“Fans of books set in the world of special ops will surely enjoy this one. Tata, a retired Brigadier General
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1791-7
in the U.S. Army, is getting better and better with each new novel.”
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Hardcover
—Booklist on Direct Fire
Direct Fire “Tata, a retired Brigadier General, combines distinctive characters and unconventional threats to thrilling
1/18 (978-1-4967-0664-5) effect in his terrific third Jake Mahegan novel.”
Besieged —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Besieged
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Three Minutes to Midnight “Delivers a smooth, sleek narrative with plenty of action.”
5/16 (978-1-4967-0625-6) —The North Carolina Sunday Star-News on Three Minutes to Midnight
“The best pure, hardcore thriller of the year so far. It’s Brad Thor and the late, great Vince Flynn mixed
with a heavy dose of C.J. Box and James W. Hall.”
—Providence Sunday Journal on Three Minutes to Midnight

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Brigadier General (R) Anthony Tata is uniquely qualified to bring • Advance reading copies
realism to his work, after having commanded a paratrooper • Print and online advertising
battalion, an air assault brigade, and deployed on combat • Radio advertising via Sirius XM networks
missions. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge and
Bronze Star. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• All of Tata’s hardcovers have received Starred Reviews from • Author appearances
Publishers Weekly and Three Minutes to Midnight was a Barry • Content marketing partnerships
Award finalist. • Promotion at select conventions including Killer Nashville
• Besieged was a Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 selection • Email marketing and feature in Mysteries & Thrillers
(Top 10 Mysteries/Thrillers of the Year). eNewsletters

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• Tata wrote the critically acclaimed Threat Series novels, of which • NetGalley placement and push for early online reviews
100% of the proceeds are donated to U.S.O. Metro D.C. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
Hospital Services Fund for wounded warriors at Walter Reed content, and shareable images
Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical
Center.
• A.J. Tata appears regularly on Fox News Channel’s Sean
Hannity, Fox and Friends, and Fox Business News Channel’s
Varney and Company, as well as CNN’s The Lead with Jake
Tapper.

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer
and in leadership roles at the county and state level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding
General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly
25,000 troops. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series, including national
bestsellers Foreign and Domestic, Three Minutes to Midnight, Besieged and Direct Fire, as well as the
Threat Series. The National Security Expert for One America News Network, AJ Tata reliably comments on
foreign policy matters on dozens of programs and networks, including Fox News, CNN New Day and with
Brooke Baldwin, CBS News with Harry Smith, The Glenn Beck Show on The Blaze and The Daily Buzz.
He is president of defense, transportation and energy services at KaylaTek, LLC and frequently speaks on
matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, MetLife, Bank
© Erik Maasch

of America, Glaxo Smith Kline and other major corporations. Previously, General Tata served as the North
Carolina Secretary of Transportation and the Superintendent of the Wake County Public School System.
Please visit him online at AJTata.com.
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MURDER IN HER STOCKING
The Granny Reid Mystery Series
G.A. McKevett
After 23 Savannah Reid Mysteries (and counting!), G.A. McKevett launches a brand
new mystery series that is part prequel, part spin-off, taking readers back to the
1980s in the small Georgia town where Savannah grew up, when a much younger
Granny Reid went by Stella and was in her big-haired sleuthing prime!

Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone
who crosses her bad side—and this season, there are plenty. First an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the
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scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella decides to stir the local gossip pot for
clues on the culprit’s identity…
Turns out Prissy held a prominent spot on the naughty list, and suspects pile up like presents on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the more
progress Stella makes, the more fears she must confront. With a neighbor in peril and the futures of her beloved grandchildren at risk, Stella must
somehow set everything straight and bring a cunning criminal to justice before December 25th…
Praise for G.A. McKevett and the Savannah Reid Mysteries
Category: Mystery
“This lighthearted cozy builds to a double surprise ending.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1626-2
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 —Publishers Weekly on Every Body on Deck
Rights: World “Well-drawn, sympathetic characters; satisfying plot twists; and plenty of humor distinguish this lively,
Pages: 304 long-running cozy series.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 1 —Booklist on Every Body on Deck
Pack: 36 “A wonderful edition to the series.”
Author’s Residence: Amityville, NY
—Suspense Magazine on Buried in Buttercream
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1628-6
SALES HISTORY “Superb.”
Kensington Hardcover —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on A Decadent Way to Die
Hide and Sneak
“Savannah’s as feisty as ever.”
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Every Body on Deck —Kirkus Reviews on Corpse Suzette
5/17 (978-1-4967-0082-7) “Added to a well-plotted mystery, the very funny depiction of a different side of reality television makes
Killer Reunion Murder á la Mode a delight.”
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—Mystery Scene on Murder A La Mode
“A luscious heroine, humor, and down-home characters.”
—Library Journal on Peaches and Screams
G.A. McKevett is the author of the acclaimed Savannah Reid mystery series. Also writing under the name Sonja Massie, she has authored
over 60 books ranging from cozy mysteries, to historical romances, to nonfiction works on the history of Ireland. Her earthy humor and fast-paced
plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature. Irish by ancestry, she has
lived in Toronto, Ireland, and Los Angeles, but now resides in New York. Readers can visit her online at SonjaMassie.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Murder in Her Stocking is the first book in a new series that is • Advance reading copies
part prequel, part spin-off from G.A. McKevett’s popular and • Print and online advertising
long-running Savannah Reid Mystery series. After 23 Savannah • Holiday roundups and advertising in regional gift
Reid Mysteries (and counting!), the Granny Reid series takes guide catalogs
readers 30 years into the past, when Savannah’s grandmother
was a younger woman and sleuthing murders of her own. • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
• McKevett’s cozies appeal to lovers of food mysteries by such • Email marketing and features in Killer Cozies eNewsletters
authors as Diane Mott Davidson (Morrow) and Joanne Fluke • Social media advertising, promotions and giveaways
(Kensington). • Featured in Kensington’s New Series program
• Fans of all things 80s will love the Granny Reid Mysteries, which
are set during Granny Reid’s sleuthing prime in Reagan-era
Georgia.
• G.A. McKevett is a member of Mystery Writers of America. She
formerly wrote romance under the name Sonja Massie.

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OVERKILT
The Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Liss MacCrimmon’s meddlesome mother is back in Moosetookalook, Maine to
serve up a hefty portion of trouble in time for Thanksgiving. But when a scandalous
murder case threatens to leave Liss alone at the table, family drama takes on a
terrifying new meaning…

While Liss preps the Scottish Emporium for November’s inevitable shopping rush, other local businesses aren’t half as lucky. Year after year, her
father-in-law’s rustic hotel can barely turn a profit during the stretch between autumn’s peak and ski season. Except this time, Mr. Ruskin realizes

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that the recipe for success lies in enticing an untapped niche clientele—childless couples desperate for a holiday away from family…
The unusual marketing tactic has everyone in Moosetookalook talking. Unfortunately, it also inspires a scathing social media campaign aimed at
persuading tourists to boycott the hotel for affronting family values. Liss dismisses the bad publicity as being totally “overkilt”—until angry mobs
fill the streets, the troublemaker who started it all turns up dead, and her loved ones are suspected of murder…
With so much at stake, Liss can’t possibly follow police orders to stay out of the investigation. There’s just one wee problem: saving her own
clan could mean sending a friend or two behind bars. Now—partly helped, partly hindered by her difficult mother—Liss must digest a slew of
Category: Mystery unsettling clues and catch the real killer…or else everything she’s ever been thankful for may vanish before her eyes.
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1262-2
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 Praise for Kaitlyn Dunnett and Her Novels
Rights: US,CAN,OM “It’s got two things that everyone likes: Christmas and Murder.”
Pages: 304
—Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show on Ho-Ho-Homicide
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 1 “Forgotten secrets, a mysterious mansion, a family of thieves, you never know what’s coming next in this
Pack: 36 new Liss MacCrimmon Scottish Mystery. Best advice? Sit back and enjoy the ride.”
Author’s Residence: Wilton, ME —Suspense Magazine on X Marks the Scot
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1264-6
“Kaitlyn Dunnett writes a fun, energetic cozy.”
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Hardcover —Ellery Queen Magazine on Kilt at the Highland Games
X Marks the Scot Kaitlyn Dunnett is the author of the Liss MacCrimmon mystery series and the Deadly Edits Mysteries. She first caught the Scottish heritage
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bug when her husband learned to play the bagpipes. Many Scottish festivals and parades later, and after a brief stint as bass drummer with a
Kilt at the Highland Games
8/16 (978-0-7582-9291-9) bagpipe band, she decided to combine her love of things Scottish with her love of writing. The Liss MacCrimmon mysteries are the result. Kaitlyn
The Scottie Barked at Midnight lives in the mountains of western Maine and can be found online at kaitlyndunnett.com.
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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The 12th installment in Dunnett’s Maine-set Liss MacCrimmon • Advance reading copies
Mystery series, Overkilt features a Thanksgiving theme. • Print and online advertising
• Ever since Jimmy Fallon featured Ho-Ho-Homicide on The • National and online publicity campaign
Tonight Show, readers can’t get enough of her Liss MacCrimmon • Social media advertising and promotions
Mystery series. The series appeals to cozy readers who
appreciate small towns as well as Scottish enthusiasts. • Feature title in bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
• The author has published over 50 books in her career under a • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley
variety of names and is revered in the mystery community. and cozy mystery blogs
• Book Club, large print and audio rights are frequently sold for • Social media advertising and promotions
the Liss MacCrimmon books.
• The Scottie Barked at Midnight was a Woman’s World Book
Club Pick.

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PURLS AND POISON
The Black Sheep & Company Mystery Series
Anne Canadeo
When a fellow Black Sheep Knitter is suspected of poisoning her coworker, the
group puts down their needles and takes up their friend’s defense…

Suzanne Cavanaugh has just about had it with her office rival at Prestige Properties. It’s bad enough that Liza Devereaux is constantly needling
her at work, but when she shows up at one of Suzanne’s open houses to poach potential buyers, it’s the last straw. No one in the office fails to
hear the two snarling at each other.
When Liza is later found dead in her office cubicle—poisoned by a diet shake—Suzanne becomes the prime suspect. It’s soon discovered,
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though, that Liza had double-crossed so many around town and stashed their dark secrets in her designer handbags that anyone could be the
culprit.
The Black Sheep Knitters have no doubt their friend has been framed—but they need to prove it. Stirred to action, they pull together to catch
a sneaky killer who’s trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes…
Praise for Anne Canadeo’s Mysteries
Category: Mystery “The fast-paced plot will keep even nonknitters turning the pages.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0863-2 —Publishers Weekly on Knit, Purl, Die
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95
Rights: World English “Canadeo knows how to do cozies…all in all, a good, fun read.”
Pages: 320 —Mystery Scene Magazine on The Postman Always Purls Twice
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
“An entertaining mystery along with knitting instructions and tasty recipes.”
Spine Size: 1 1/8
Pack: 32 —Kirkus Reviews on Till Death Do Us Purl
Author’s Residence: Northport, NY “Sure to attract readers of Sally Goldenbaum and Barbara Bretton.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0864-9
—Library Journal on A Stich Before Dying
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Hardcover “Canadeo’s fun ninth Black Sheep and Company mystery takes the ladies of the Plum Harbor Mass.,
Knit to Kill knitting group to a resort community.”
11/17 (978-1-4967-0861-8) —Publishers Weekly on Knit to Kill
“A leisurely investigation into a murder with plenty of time for beautiful scenery, delicious food, and of
course, knitting.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Knit to Kill
Anne Canadeo is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including her popular Black Sheep Knitting Club Mystery series and the
Cape Light series, written as Katherine Spencer. She lives in Northport, New York with her husband, daughter, and canine office assistant. You
can contact her at anne@annecanadeo.com or follow her on Facebook.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Purls and Poison is the second installment in Canadeo’s new • Advance reading copies
series spinning off from her popular Black Sheep Knitting series. • Print and online advertising campaign
• While there are other cozy mystery series that include knitting • Outreach to libraries and mystery-focused bookstores
and other crafts, The Black Sheep & Co. books emphasize • Social media advertising and promotions
themes of female friendship and include a lot of humor.
• Shareable images, digital assets and bonus content on
• Anne Canadeo has also written as New York Times bestselling HobbyReads.com
author Katherine Spencer, author of the Cape Light and Angel
Island series. • Outreach to knitting groups and organizations
• Knitting is a very popular theme for cozy readers, and Anne • Email marketing and inclusion in Kensington’s Cozy Mystery
Canadeo is a master at producing stories that readers love. She eNewsletter
also includes patterns and bonus material in all her books. • Author events and select conference appearances
• Cross-promotion with Knit to Kill (Kensington TP, 9/18)

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SÉANCES ARE FOR SUCKERS
The Eleanor Wilde Mystery Series
Tamara Berry
When something goes bump in the night…it’s most likely a plumbing problem,
or something equally mundane. But fake medium Eleanor Wilde is happy to
investigate and cleanse your home of spectral presences—for a fee. Hey, it’s
a living…

Ellie has an ailing sister to care for, and working as a ghost hunter who doesn’t believe in ghosts helps cover the bills for both of them. When
she’s lucky, it also pays for the occasional tropical vacation. Her brother doesn’t exactly approve, but Ellie figures she’s providing a service. On her

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latest job, though, she may be in for some genuine scares.
The skeptical, reserved, and very rich Nicholas Hartford III has flown her all the way to his family’s ancestral estate in England—supposedly
haunted by a phantom named Xavier. Nicholas thinks it’s all just as much a crock as Ellie’s business is, but the fact remains that something is
causing the flashes of light, mysterious accidents, and other apparent pranks in the chilly, eerie castle. His mother is sure that Xavier is real, and
he’s willing to employ Ellie if she can get to the bottom of it and put a stop to the nonsense.
While the food and accommodations are somewhat disappointing (dorm-room furniture? Really?), Ellie is finding it an adventure to get to know
Category: Mystery this eccentric family and their houseguests, and to poke around in the nearby village for clues. But when an actual dead body appears—and
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1962-1 subsequently disappears—at Castle Hartford, she’ll have to apply her talent for trickery and psychological insight to solve a flesh-and-blood
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 murder.
Rights: World
Pages: 320 Praise for Tamara Berry’s previous novels,
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 written as Tamara Morgan
Spine Size: 25/32
Pack: 32 “The reader is left with a solid romance and a tease of mischief to come.”
Author’s Residence: Spokane, WA —Publishers Weekly on Stealing Mr. Right
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1965-2
“Not since Suzanne Enoch’s excellent Samantha Jellicoe series has such a successful blend of love and
law hit the shelves. Watch for future novels.”
—Booklist on Stealing Mr. Right
“A sexy, fun, cat-and-mouse chase that hooked me from page one!”
—Jennifer Probst, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Author of The Marriage
Bargain on Stealing Mr. Right
Tamara Berry is the author of the Eleanor Wilde Mystery Series as well as over a dozen contemporary romance novels written under the
name Tamara Morgan. A part-time author and part-time freelance writer/editor, she has a B.A. in English Literature from Eastern Washington
University. In addition to books, she has mad love for all things TV, movies, and pop culture. Visit her at tamaraberry.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Séances are for Suckers is a romantic cozy mystery about a fake • Advance reading copies
psychic who makes her living pretending to exorcise ghosts out • National print and online advertising
of people’s homes. • Author appearances and promotions at select fan conventions
• Paranormal mysteries are growing in popularity, as shown in • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
the success we’ve had with Carol Perry, while the romantic
subplot adds a special touch to this particular cozy mystery. • Social media advertising and promotion
• Tamara Berry also writes contemporary romances for • Early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via Goodreads,
Sourcebooks under the name Tamara Morgan. Her debut novel NetGalley, and more
was chosen as the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books book club pick • Featured in Kensington’s New Series and Fresh Voices programs
and her books have received Starred Reviews from Library
Journal and three RT Book Reviews Top Picks. She is a RT Book
Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee and her novella, Model
Behavior, was a Cosmo Hot Read.

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SOMETHING WORTH SAVING
Sandi Ward
An unusual exploration of family life that will appeal to fans of The Art of Racing
in the Rain and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Sandi Ward’s
shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured
family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds…

A boy and his cat. It’s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully. It was Charlie who chose Lily from
among all the cats in the shelter. He didn’t frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back leg, the legacy of a cruel previous
owner. Instead, Charlie insisted on rescuing her.
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Now Lily wants to do the same for Charlie.


She’s the only one who’s seen the bruises on Charlie’s body. If she knew who was hurting him, she’d scratch their eyes out. But she can’t
fix this by herself. Lily needs to get the rest of the family to focus on Charlie—not easy when they’re wrapped up in their own problems. Mother
kicked Father out weeks ago and has a new boyfriend who seems charming, but is still a stranger. Oldest son Kevin misses his father desperately.
Victoria, Charlie’s sister, also has someone new in her life, and Lily is decidedly suspicious. Even Father, who Lily loves dearly, is behaving
strangely.
Category: Fiction Lily knows what it’s like to feel helpless. But she also knows that you don’t always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for the
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1113-7 ones you love…
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World Praise for The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward
Pages: 304 “This sweet and insightful book…provides a beautiful and touching look into the intricacies of marriage
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and family life, all seen through the loving and unique perspective of the family pet.”
Spine Size: 3/4
Pack: 48
—Modern Cat Magzine
Author’s Residence: Oceanport, NJ “Ward follows the life of a broken family from the perspective of their cat…at the same time, the power
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1114-4 of love and faith becomes crystal clear.”
SALES HISTORY —Simple Grace
Kensington Trade Paperback
The Astonishing Thing “An extraordinary book, a stunning debut novel…[Ward] is an exceptionally perceptive author who
11/17 (978-1-4967-1111-3) brilliantly puts into words what life, love, and living are really all about.”
—Fresh Fiction
“Catnip to anyone who has ever been owned by a cat…Heartfelt and touching, Boo’s story opens a
window into mental and emotional turmoil, as well as the strength that grows from each.”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“The Astonishing Thing is a unique and poignant tale of a family’s struggle as witnessed by someone
who sees everything. A heartfelt homage to the four legged companions who accompany us through
life’s toughest times, this is a triumphant debut for Sandi Ward.”
—Helen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Cleo
“Masterful in its telling, and weaving a complex story about mental illness, the complexities of love,
and finding hope when all seems lost, this story will break your heart, and put it back together page by
page.”
—Lisa Duffy, author of The Salt House

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Surprisingly funny and wonderfully tender, Sandi Ward’s second • Advance reading copies
novel isn’t just for animal lovers! It’s also a family drama that • Outreach to special interest groups and book clubs
addresses timely issues like bullying and divorce. The strong • Print and online advertising
teenage characters at the center of the story also appeal to
young adult crossover readers. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• The Astonishing Thing was a Goodreads selection and was • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
featured in the Goodreads New Releases monthly eNewsletter, • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
which goes to 35 million readers. content and shareable images
• Includes a reading group guide. • Blog tour and targeted blogger outreach

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© Thérèse Marie Wagner Photography

Sandi Ward is a native New Englander who now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband,
kids, dog and a big black cat named Winnie. She was an English major at Tufts and received her MA
in Creative Writing from NYU. She is a copywriter at a medical advertising agency. Visit Sandi at
sandiwardbooks.com, follow her on Twitter at @sandiwardbooks, or find her Facebook author page
at facebook.com/sandiwardbooks.
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WHEN WINTER COMES
V.A. Shannon
In the voice of an unforgettable heroine, V.A. Shannon explores one of the most
harrowing episodes in pioneer history—the ill-fated journey of the Donner Party—in
a mesmerizing novel of resilience and survival.

Mrs. Jacob Klein has a husband, children, and a warm and comfortable home in California. No one—not even her family—knows how she
came to be out West thirteen years ago. Jacob, a kind and patient man, has promised not to ask. But if she were to tell her story, she would
recount a tale of tragedy, mishaps, and unthinkable choices—yet also sacrifice, courage, and a powerful, unexpected love…
1846: On the outskirts of Cincinnati, wagons gather by the hundreds, readying to head west to California. Among the throng is a fifteen-year-old
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girl eager to escape her abusive family. With just a few stolen dollars to her name, she enlists as helpmate to a married couple with a young
daughter. Their group stays optimistic in the face of the journey’s hazards and delays. Then comes a decision that she is powerless to prevent:
Instead of following the wagon train’s established route, the Donner Party will take a shortcut over the Sierras, aiming to clear the mountains
before the first snows descend.
In the years since that infamous winter, other survivors have sold their accounts for notoriety and money, lurid tales often filled with half-truths or
blatant, gory lies. Now, Mrs. Klein must decide whether to keep those bitter memories secret, or risk destroying the life she has endured so much
Category: Fiction to build…
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1650-7
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World
Pages: 304
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: London, England
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1651-4

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• This is a commercial women’s fiction novel based on the true • Advance reading copies
story of the Donner Party. • Print, online and podcast advertising
• V.A Shannon trained originally as a lawyer specializing in libel • Southern Lady Book Club selection
law and set out to write about Louis Keseberg’s libel trial, which • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
he won on a technicality but was awarded only one dollar in
derisory damages. She meticulously examined the evidence • MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Reads Book of the Month
which included diaries, newspaper accounts, and McGlashan’s • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
interviews with survivors and personal stories told by survivors. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• V.A. Shannon’s debut appeals to fans of historical fiction, es- content, and shareable images
pecially those who enjoyed Christina Kline Baker’s The Orphan • Book club outreach and targeted marketing

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Train and Ellen Marie Wiseman’s The Life She Was Given. • Featured in Kensington’s Fresh Voices program
• This novel also appeals to anyone interested in Pioneer life; the
book contains scenes from ‘small town’ Pioneer life just prior to
the start of the Civil War (1859–60).

V.A. Shannon trained originally as an artist, in the United States, and then requalified as a lawyer
in the UK, but her first love has always been writing. In 2011, she was lucky enough to be accepted on
the prestigious Faber Academy novel-writing course where she embarked on the first draft of the novel
that was ultimately to become When Winter Comes. She subsequently left the security of full-time paid
employment to concentrate on her writing, supporting herself by taking on a variety of temporary and
part-time roles, including working in the cloakroom at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London,
selling Titanic memorabilia, and cleaning houses! She has two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous
granddaughter, and lives in Welwyn Garden City, just north of London.
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AN UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM
The Loyal League Series
Alyssa Cole
A man ravaged by the horrors of slavery works with a Cuban woman to aid the
Union cause…but all is not as it seems in this third novel in Alyssa Cole’s highly
acclaimed series exploring the untold role of people of color in the fight to end
slavery.

Daniel Cumberland’s uneventful life as a freeman in Massachusetts ended the night he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. To then have his
freedom restored by the very man who stole his beloved’s heart is almost too much to bear. When he’s offered entry into the Loyal League,
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the covert organization of spies who helped free him, Daniel seizes the opportunity to help take down the Confederacy and vent the rage that
consumes him.
When the Union Army occupies Janeta Sanchez’s small Florida town, her family’s goodwill and ties to Cuba fail to protect her father from being
unjustly imprisoned for treason. To ensure her father’s release, Janeta is made an offer she can’t refuse: spy for the Confederacy. Driven by a
desire for vengeance and the hope of saving her family, she agrees to infiltrate the Loyal League as a double agent.
Daniel is both aggravated and intrigued by the headstrong recruit. For the first time in months, he feels something other than anger, but a partner
Category: Fiction means being accountable, and Daniel’s secret plan to settle a vendetta and strike a blow for the Union can be entrusted to no one. As Janeta and
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0748-2 Daniel track Jefferson Davis on his tour of the South, their dual hidden missions are threatened by the ghosts of their pasts and a growing mutual
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 attraction—that might be their only hope for the future.
Rights: World
Pages: 320 Exceptional Praise for The Loyal League Series
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “Cole does the seemingly impossible, using the Civil War as a backdrop for a realistic, gripping
Spine Size: 25/32 interracial romance that interrogates slavery, systemic racism, and more, while still remaining utterly
Pack: 48
swoon-worthy.”
Author’s Residence: New York, NY & Martinique
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0749-9 —Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Romances of 2017 on An Extraordinary Union
SALES HISTORY “Cole’s Civil War-set romance boasts one of the most delightfully, unapologetically powerful heroines in
Kensington Trade recent memory. Elle Burns quotes The Art of War in between dodging Confederate bullets, and by the
A Hope Divided end of An Extraordinary Union, readers are just as smitten with her as her adoring love interest is.”
12/17 (978-1-4967-0746-8) —BookPage, Top Pick, 10 Best Romance Novels of 2017 on An Extraordinary Union
An Extraordinary Union
4/17 (978-1-4967-0744-4) “Cole’s characters are complex and passionate. Readers will share the couple’s rage and admire their
determination.”
—Library Journal, Editor’s Fall Picks on A Hope Divided
“Fans of Beverly Jenkins will be thrilled with Cole’s fearless, steamy, and moving multicultural take on
forbidden love in a time of slavery and war.”
—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW on An Extraordinary Union
“Cole’s sparkling gem of a romance portrays love at its most practical and sublime.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW, BEST BOOKS OF 2017 on An Extraordinary Union
“[Alyssa Cole’s] prose is flawless. Her historical research is absorbing, and her characters are achingly
human. This book is fantastic. As the war closes in around them, the line blurs between who is the
rescuer and who is the rescued.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW on A Hope Divided
“Successfully navigating the challenges of writing an interracial romance set during the Civil War is
difficult enough to do once, but to pull it off twice is truly impressive. And yet Cole has managed to do
just that with her second book in the series.”
—Shondaland.com on A Hope Divided

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Named an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance of the year, • Advance reading copies
An Extraordinary Union, Book 1 in the Loyal League Series, • Print, online and podcast advertising
received Starred Reviews from every single trade review • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
outlet—Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and
Booklist—as well as a Top Pick from BookPage and a rare • Select author appearances
5-star Gold Top Pick from RT Book Reviews. Vulture, Publishers • Blogger outreach for early buzz campaign
Weekly, Booklist, BookPage and Kirkus also included it on • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
their Best Books of 2017 lists. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• The second Loyal League novel, A Hope Divided, received content, and shareable images
Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus and Library Journal, • Book club outreach and targeted marketing

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where it was also an Editor’s Pick. • Outreach to special interest groups
• Cole is a very popular romance author who also writes for • #JoinTheLeague social media activation
influential sites like The Toast, Vulture, and Shondaland.
• Diversity has become a focus for many readers and Cole’s
setting and characters deliver on every count.
• Fans of Beverly Jenkins are hungry for other Af-Am historicals,
and fans of Regency/Victorian historicals are looking for new
reading experiences. This novel also has great appeal to the
historical fiction audience.
• The success of shows and movies like Hamilton, Underground
and Hidden Figures proves that people are eager to hear
well-told stories about the real work behind historic events.
• Unfortunately, the Confederacy is once again a timely topic and
many outlets are covering fiction books that talk about it.

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary romance, and SFF romance.
She’s contributed to publications including Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes
© Katana Photography

and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist,
Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working,
she can often be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling their menagerie of animals. Visit
her at alyssacole.com.
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RUNNING SCARED
Lisa Jackson
No matter how fast you run…
Or how far you go…The killer will always find you.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson draws readers into
a tension-filled story of suspense, as a woman’s secret past returns with
a vengeance…

Kate Summers’ teenage son, Jon, has been having nightmares. Someone is chasing him, the footsteps drawing relentlessly nearer. Jon can’t see
the man’s face. He only senses that danger is coming—and there’s no way to stop it.
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“Never tell anyone he’s not your boy,” was the warning. And Kate hasn’t. Not since the day fifteen years ago when she was offered what she
most wanted—a healthy newborn baby. He was hers to keep, provided she moved far away, for good. She’s kept her word, raising Jon in
a small Oregon town, lying to him for both their sakes. Despite his gift—or curse—of premonition, Jon hasn’t divined that he was adopted
illegally. But now Kate’s long-ago choices are engulfing the life she’s tried to build.
Daegan O’Rourke has come to this remote corner of the Pacific Northwest to find answers only Kate can give. He understands why she’s wary of
him, but there’s a far greater threat at hand. Someone is tracking Jon down—ready to kill him and anyone who gets in the way. And convincing
Category: Fiction Kate to trust him, even once she knows the whole shocking truth, is Daegan’s only hope of keeping them alive…
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1046-8
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 Outstanding Praise for Lisa Jackson
Rights: World “Running Scared is full of the angst in a powerful, truly dysfunctional family and the people caught up
Pages: 528 in the web of deceit, pain and suffering who can only hope to escape to a new life. Lisa Jackson has
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 created a story with characters who grab you and hang on until the last page. You’ll share their pain
Spine Size: 1 9/32
and joy in this well-crafted, page-turning story.”
Pack: 28
Author’s Residence: Lake Oswego, OR —Fresh Fiction on Running Scared
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1047-5 “Jackson generates near-constant suspense, weaving together disparate plot turns, directing a large
SALES HISTORY cast of characters, and playing up movie-star egos and show-biz gossip to give the novel a vintage
Kensington Trade Paperback Hollywood feel.”
See How She Dies —Booklist on After She’s Gone
10/17 (978-1-4967-0826-7)
Almost Dead “Jackson definitely knows how to keep readers riveted.”
7/17 (978-1-4967-0842-7) —Mystery Scene on Never Die Alone
Final Scream
11/16 (978-1-4967-0567-9) “Jackson definitely knows how to jangle readers’ nerves…Close to Home is perfect for readers of Joy
Fielding or fans of Mary Higgins Clark.”
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Zebra Mass Market —Booklist on Close to Home
8/10 (978-1-4201-0182-9) “Absolutely tension filled…Jackson is on top of her game.”
—Suspense Magazine on Tell Me
Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including One Last Breath,You Will Pay, After
She’s Gone, Close to Home, Tell Me, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She has over thirty million copies
of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit
her Website at and find her on Facebook.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Eight years after its original release, Running Scared is being • Print and online advertising
repackaged and reissued in trade paperback for the first time. • Internet radio advertising on streaming networks
• When released in 2010, the mass market edition of Running • Backlist giveaways and eBook price promotions
Scared spent nine weeks on the USA Today list and seven weeks • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
on the New York Times bestseller list. content, and shareable images
• There are over 30 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print. • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
Her writing has been translated into 19 languages.

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DEATH COMES TO THE SCHOOL
The Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series
Catherine Lloyd
In the English village of Kurland St. Mary, few things are worse than having one’s
reputation besmirched. A struggling marriage is one. Murder is another…

Three years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rector’s daughter, became husband and wife.
Having established a measure of contentment among the gentry of Kurland St. Mary, the couple lately have found an unsettling distance
grown between them. But when the small-town peace is disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous letter accusing Lucy of witchcraft, her as yet
unfulfilled desire to be a mother becomes the least of her worries, especially after she learns she is not the only one to have received such a

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malicious letter.
Speculation in the village only escalates when the local schoolteacher, Miss Broomfield, is discovered murdered at her classroom desk. An
investigation reveals that Miss Broomfield had also received a number of threatening letters and the village populace is understandably on edge.
Lucy offers to teach in the school until a replacement can be found, hoping the schoolchildren might inadvertently reveal a clue, but by doing so
she may be putting her own life at risk…
Category: Mystery Outstanding Praise for Catherine Lloyd and her Kurland St. Mary
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0210-4 Mysteries
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World “Lloyd is an expert on all things early 19th-century England and it shows. This engaging book ends with
Pages: 304 a twist readers won’t see coming.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Mystery Scene on Death Comes to Kurland Hall
Spine Size: 3/4
Pack: 48
“Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development.”
Author’s Residence: Kailua Kona, HI. —Booklist on Death Comes to the Village
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0209-8 “A Regency Rear Window whose chair-bound hero and the woman who civilizes him generate sparks
SALES HISTORY worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth.”
Kensington Trade Paperback
—Kirkus Reviews on Death Comes to the Village
Death Comes to the Fair
11/17 (978-1-4967-0206-7) “A delightful debut…Readers will hope death returns soon to Kurland St . Mary.”
Death Comes to Kurland Hall —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Death Comes to the Village
11/16 (978-1-4967-0501-3)
“A romance of married life intertwined with a murder puzzle featuring a heroine suitable for a Jane
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Austen novel.”
Kensington Hardcover
12/17 (978-1-4967-0208-1) —Kirkus Reviews on Death Comes to the School
Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England, into a large family of dreamers, artists, and history lovers. She completed her
education with a master’s degree in history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and uses the skills she gained there to research and
write her historical mysteries. Catherine currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and four children. Her Website is located at catherine-lloyd.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Catherine Lloyd’s fifth historical mystery captures a world, in • Print and online advertising
time and place, which will appeal to both Regency romance and • Email marketing and feature in Mysteries & Thrillers
historical mystery fans. Readers of Victoria Thompson (Berkley eNewsletters
Prime Crime), Anne Perry (Ballantine), Carol Carr (Berkley) and • Social media advertising and promotions
Deanna Raybourn (Mira) appreciate this series as well.
• Cross-promotion with Death Comes to the Bath (Kensington HC,
• The quaint village setting and developing romance between 1/19)
the protagonists keep readers invested in the Kurland St. Mary
Mysteries.
• Born and raised in England and with a Masters degree in
history, Catherine Lloyd brings rich details to her work.
• Death Comes to the Village, the first book in this series, was an
IndieNext Pick and a B&N Bookseller’s Pick.

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LIES THAT COMFORT AND BETRAY
The Gilded Age Mystery Series
Rosemary Simpson
A serial killer in New York is killing Irish maids. Has Jack the Ripper jumped the
pond? Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York,
the second installment in Rosemary Simpson’s stunning series brings the Gilded Age
to life—in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion…

The murders in Whitechapel are shocking enough to make news worldwide, and in the autumn of 1888, Geoffrey and Prudence find the stories
in the New York Herald quite unsettling. But London is not the only city to be terrorized by a mad butcher.
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Nora Kenny makes the occasional journey on the Staten Island ferry to work in Prudence’s Fifth Avenue house, just as her mother once served
Prudence’s mother. As little girls, they played freely together, before retreating into their respective social classes. Still, they remain fond of each
other. But when Nora slips away to Saint Anselm’s one chilly Saturday to confess her sins and never returns, Prudence is alarmed. And when
Nora’s body is discovered in a local park, Prudence is devastated.
Nora will not be the only young woman to fall victim, but the police are uncertain what they are dealing with. Has the Ripper sailed across the
Atlantic to find a new hunting ground? Is some disturbed soul copying his crimes? A former Pinkerton agent, Geoffrey intends to step in where
Category: Mystery the New York Metropolitan Police seem to be failing, and Prudence is just as determined to protect the poor, vulnerable females being targeted.
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0912-7 But a killer with a disordered mind and an incomprehensible motive may prove too elusive for even this experienced pair to outwit.
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World From the author of What the Dead Leave Behind, this is a suspenseful and richly atmospheric mystery that captures both the elegance and
Pages: 400 sophistication of nineteenth-century New York, and the secrets and bloody terrors that lurked behind its gilded facades.
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4 Praise for Rosemary Simpson and her Gilded Age Mysteries
Pack: 36 “Fans of Anne Perry will find Prudence a worthy American cousin to Charlotte Pitt.”
Author’s Residence: Oro Valley, AZ —Publishers Weekly on Lies That Comfort and Betray
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0913-4
“Complex characters from all walks of life and backgrounds a well-drawn, and the societal politics of
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the day are organically incorporated into the story. This is not a story for the faint of heart, but it’s an
Kensington Trade Paperback
What the Dead Leave Behind excellent story all the same.”
1/18 (978-1-4967-0909-7) —RT Book Reviews on Lies That Comfort and Betray
PUBLISHING HISTORY “Launching an atmospheric new series set in Gilded Age New York, Simpson incorporates historical
Kensington Hardcover events and figures to add verisimilitude to this tension-filled story. For mystery readers who appreciate
5/17 (978-1-4967-0911-0) period detail, including fans of Anne Perry’s Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries.”
—Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW on What the Dead Leave Behind
“This is a story to savor…with an admirable teenage heroine who changes from drug-addled to
determined and takes charge. Prudence is a stubborn, quick-witted American heroine who will remind
readers of Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Ashton and Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey.”
—Booklist on What the Dead Leave Behind
Rosemary Simpson is the author of historical fiction and mysteries, including the Gilded Age Mystery series. She is a member of Sisters in
Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel Society. Educated in France and the United States, she now lives in Arizona.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Unconventional heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton • Irish Arts Center partnership and book giveaways
agent Geoffrey Hunter are the compelling detective duo at the • Regional author events
center of Simpson’s series, which appeals to fans of Rhys Bowen, • Outreach and partnerships with Irish American and NYC
Victoria Thompson, and Deanna Raybourn. historical organizations
• Real life historical figures integrated into the plots of Rosemary • Print and online advertising
Simpson’s Gilded Age Mystery novels lend authenticity and a
sense of familiarity to this bygone era of extravagant wealth and • Social media campaign including advertising and giveaways
widespread political corruption. • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
• Passionate readers of historical fiction appreciate the historical • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
accuracy in setting, events, and characterization, while mystery • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
readers love the series for the cat-and-mouse game and • Cross-promotion With Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets
ominous, gothic feel. People interested in Irish American history (Kensington HC, 12/18)
and the experiences of Irish immigrants in the late 1800s will
also be intrigued by this novel.
• Simpson is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Historical
Novel Society.

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DEATH BY CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHEESECAKE
The Death by Chocolate Mystery Series
Sarah Graves
Life in the island fishing village of Eastport, Maine just got a little sweeter with the
launch of a new series spinning off from the bestselling Home Repair is Homicide
mysteries by Sarah Graves. Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and her best friend Ellie are
opening a waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose, where their tasty treats
pair perfectly with the salty ocean breeze. But while Jake has moved on from
fixing up houses, she still can’t resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder.

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Jake and Ellie have been through a lot together, from home repair to homicide investigation. So when they decide to open a chocolate-themed
bakery, they figure it’ll be a piece of cake. With Ellie’s old family recipes luring in customers, they expect to make plenty of dough this Fourth of
July weekend. Having family home for the holiday only sweetens the deal for Jake—until the ill wind of an early-season hurricane blows up her
plans. When the storm hits, Jake’s grown son Sam is stranded in a Boston bus station, and her husband Wade is stuck on a cargo ship. But as
bitter as the storm is, something even more sinister is brewing in the kitchen of The Chocolate Moose—where health inspector Matt Muldoon is
found murdered.

Category: Mystery Ellie never made a secret of her distaste for Matt, who had been raining on their parade with bogus talk of health code violations. Now, with no
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1129-8 alibi for the night of the murder, she’s in a sticky situation with the police—and it’s up to Jake to catch the real killer and keep Ellie living in the
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 land of the free.
Rights: US & Canada
Pages: 288
Praise for Sarah Graves and Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “The characters are appealing, and down east Maine is a delightful place to visit. Graves fans will enjoy
Spine Size: 19/32 catching up with old friends.”
Pack: 52 —Publishers Weekly
Author’s Residence: Eastport, ME
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1130-4 “As her handywoman heroine reinvents herself in chocolate, Graves adds enough physical danger to
her comfy tale of small-town mayhem to move it into the…range of the cozy thriller. Gives new currency
PUBLISHING HISTORY
to the phrase “baking up a storm.”
Kensington Hardcover
2/18 (978-1-4967-1128-1) —Kirkus Reviews
“Perfect for chilly evenings…yummy food, local grudges, and family worries—are lavished on readers
here, along with a cracking mystery that takes the lid off the Eastport’s quaintness.”
—Indie Picks Magazine
“An engaging read that will make plenty of readers eager to follow Jakes’ delicious new adventures.”
—RT Book Reviews
Sarah Graves lives in Eastport, Maine, in a 200-year-old house much like Jake Tiptree’s. After 20 years of home repair—and yes, it really
does make you think about murder—she has handed in her toolbox and returned to her first love: chocolate. When she’s not cooking or baking
something delectable (or writing about it) she tends a huge garden or shovels snow, depending upon the season. Please visit her online at
SarahGraves.net.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• With more than a million copies in print of her Home Repair is • Print and online advertising
Homicide series (Bantam Books), Sarah Graves is an established • Regional events, partnerships and advertising tying in with
and highly respected mystery author. series setting and author residence
• After a brief foray into writing straight suspense with the USA • Featured author at Kensington’s “CozyClub: Maine 2018” event
Today bestselling Winter At the Door (Bantam 2015) and The (August 2018 / Portland, Maine)
Girls She Left Behind (Bantam 2016), Sarah Graves returns to • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
her cozy mystery roots with a delicious twist on her beloved
characters and seaside setting from the Home Repair is • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
Homicide series. content and shareable images
• Readers fall in love with Eastport, Maine, the charming town • Email marketing and features via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
where Sarah Graves’ mysteries are set. It’s a real place and HobbyReads
her fans have been known to make pilgrimages to see it in • Cross-promotion with Death By Chocolate Malted Milkshake
person. The local hardware store on Water Street–(Wadsworth (Kensington HC, 2/19)
Hardware)–has even sold over 7,500 copies of her books as
a result!
• Each Death by Chocolate Mystery includes an original recipe for
readers to try.
• North American large print English rights to Death By Chocolate
Cherry Cheesecake have been sold to Center Point.
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TRIPLE THREAT
Camryn King
A tenacious reporter. A billionaire philanthropist. And all-access secrets that won’t
leave anyone safe fuel Camryn King’s relentless new thriller…

Mallory Knight knows all too well how perfect lives can be illusions. Her best friend, Leigh, seemed to have it all. But then she’s found dead.
Suicide, or so they say. Mallory isn’t convinced, and decides to put her investigative journalist skills to use in a whole new way.
To the rest of the world, superstar athlete Christian Graham seems perfect—he is kind, honorable, and easy on the eyes. But after discovering
his name in Leigh’s journal, Mallory wonders if there are secrets behind his megawatt smile. If every generous public gesture is a lie.
Challenging the popular superstar puts Mallory’s career and reputation on the line. But she won’t back down in her pursuit of the truth—even if
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the cost is her job…or her life.


Before delving into the world of suspense, intrigue, and inconvenient attraction, Camryn King was the senior writer and managing editor for
a lifestyle magazine. An avid world traveler, she’s lived in or visited more than two dozen countries and forty-two states, and acquired endless
fodder for upcoming novels. Stiletto Justice was her debut. Her Website is CamrynKing.com.

Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0220-3
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95
Rights: World
Pages: 320
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 25/32
Pack: 48
Author’s Residence: Las Vegas, NV
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0221-0
SALES HISTORY
Dafina Trade Paperback
Stiletto Justice
3/18 (978-1-4967-0216-6)

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Scheming, revenge, and surprise twists are prominent in • Advance reading copies
bestselling commercial fiction. Fans of suspense and women’s • Print and online advertising
fiction will find the story’s daring heroines refreshing. • Early reader and consumer review promotions via Goodreads,
• This release appeals to fans of Iris Johansen, Sandra Brown, NetGalley, and more
and Fern Michaels. Camryn similarly features strong female • Select author events
characters determined to come out on top.
• Social media advertising and promotions
• This is a standalone novel with a well-rounded cast of
diverse characters. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Includes a Reading Group Guide. • Outreach to mystery/thriller fans as well as urban lit outlets
for coverage

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SUGAR COOKIE MURDER
The Hannah Swensen Mystery Series
Joanne Fluke
The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen.
Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas—
until murder is added to the mix…

When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah leading the
way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.
The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife—all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife,

NOVEMBER 2018 KENSINGTON TRADE PAPERBACK REPACKAGE REISSUE


however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah’s mother’s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage
of the new—and now late—Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.
With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand:
half the town of Lake Eden—and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it’s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues—and make sure that this
white Christmas doesn’t bring any more deadly tidings…

Category: Mystery Praise for Joanne Fluke’s Hanna Swensen Mystery Series
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1404-6 “Full of delicious recipes, this novel is sure to give sweet-tooth sleuths a lot to dig in to.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95 —Woman’s World on Banana Cream Pie Murder
Rights: World
Pages: 352 “Everyone’s favorite chef gives us over 20 recipes…Expect huge demand.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Library Journal on Wedding Cake Murder
Spine Size: 27/32
Pack: 40
“Tasty…Hannah is irresistible as a cookie fresh from the oven.”
Author’s Residence: Granada Hills, Ca —Publishers Weekly on Christmas Caramel Murder
eBook ISBN: tk “Enjoy this as a tasty escapist treat. Speaking of treats, the book is stuffed with a dozen
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delicious-sounding holiday recipes from The Cookie Jar, Hannah’s bakery.”
Kensington Mass Market
7/12 (978-0-7582-8836-3) —The Fort Worth Star Telegram on Christmas Caramel Murder
10/10 (978-0-7582-6597-5) “This cozy mystery series will have readers drooling for more murder-mystery plots and more delicious
10/05 (978-0-7582-0682-4) sounding recipes!”
Kensington Trade Paperback
11/05 (978-0-7582-1368-6)
—Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
Kensington Hardcover Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder,
10/04 (978-0-7582-0681-7) Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series
premiered as Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne
Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at JoanneFluke.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Over 5.5 million Hannah Swensen books have been sold and • Print and online advertising
the novels have been translated into seven languages. • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
• Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, the first novel in the Hannah • Cross-promotion with Fudge Cupcake Murder (Kensington TP
Swensen series, was adapted into a Hallmark Movies & 8/18) and Christmas Cake Murder (Kensington HC, 10/18)
Mysteries® TV movie in 2015, launching the Murder, She Baked
film franchise starring Alison Sweeney. It was the highest-rated
and most-watched debut in network history, with a 1.6 HH
rating and 1.1 million total viewers. This record was only broken
by the second Hannah Swensen movie later that year.
• Known as the Queen of Culinary Mystery and honored by RT
Books Awards as a “Living Legend,” Joanne Fluke’s past nine
Hannah Swensen books have been Top 15 New York Times
hardcover bestsellers, with her 2017 release, Banana Cream Pie
Murder, debuting at #3. Joanne Fluke’s Lake Eden Cookbook
was a Top 10 New York Times Bestselling Cookbook.
• Includes ten original dessert recipes for you to try!

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THE WHISPERED WORD
The Secret, Book, and Scone Society Series
Ellery Adams
Bookstore owner, bibliotherapist, and amateur sleuth Nora Pennington and fellow
members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society encounter a mysterious young
girl who may be connected to several suspicious local deaths in the second novel
in New York Times and B&N bestselling mystery author Ellery Adams’ acclaimed
series.

Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the
Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction
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section of Nora’s store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and though Nora and her friends offer
work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn’t ready to divulge her secrets. But when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora
uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect—or another target.
Summer’s end has brought other new arrivals to Miracle Springs too. Entrepreneur Griffin Kingsley opens Virtual Genie, a cyber business that
unloads people’s unwanted goods for cash. With the town in an economic slump and folks hurting for money, Virtual Genie and its owner are
Category: Mystery
both instantly popular. A patient listener, Griffin dispenses candy to children and strong coffee to adults, and seems like a bona fide gentleman.
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1240-0 But Nora’s not inclined to judge a book by its cover. And when a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new,
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction—and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim’s story to a close…
Rights: World
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Ellery Adams and The
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 Secret, Book, & Scone Society
Spine Size: 13/16 “Adams launches an intriguing new mystery series, headed by four spirited amateur sleuths and touched
Pack: 44 with a hint of magical realism, which celebrates the power of books and women’s friendships. Adams’
Author’s Residence: Chapel Hill, NC many fans, readers of Sarah Addison Allen, and anyone who loves novels that revolve around books
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1242-4 will savor this tasty treat.”
SALES HISTORY —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, Pick of the Month
Kensington Hardcover
The Secret, Book & Scone Society “Adams (Peach Pies and Alibis, 2013) kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of
11/17 (978-1-4967-1237-0) romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets
of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“This affecting series launch from Adams provides all the best elements of a traditional Mystery…
Well-drawn characters complement a plot with an intriguing twist or two.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Adams’ new series blends magical realism, smart women, and small-town quirks to create a cozy
mystery that doubles as a love letter to books. Readers will fall in love with Nora’s bookstore therapy
and Hester’s comfort scones. Not to mention Estella, June, hunky Jed the paramedic, and Nora’s tiny
house-slash-converted-train-caboose…a book that mystery fans—and avid readers—won’t want to put
down until they have savored every last crumb.”
—RT Book Reviews

11/17 (978-1-4967-1237-0)
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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• The Secret, Book & Scone Society is a Goodreads selection • Advance reading copies
and was featured in the Goodreads New Releases monthly • Print and online advertising
eNewsletter, which goes to 35 million readers. It was also a • Targeted library marketing and ARC mailings
Barnes & Noble Best New Mystery selection for October 2017.
• Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Ellery Adams, also writing as Lucy Arlington, is the author of
three beloved New York Times bestselling mystery series: The • Outreach to bibliotherapy organizations
Books by the Bay mysteries, and the Charmed Pie Shoppe • Promotion of the YourBookRx.com campaign to lifestyle and
mysteries, published by Berkley; and the Book Refreat series, book bloggers
now published by Kensington. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
• The series developed a campaign called YourBookRx.com where • Feature title in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter and

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readers can submit questions to be answered by series heroine promotion on Hobby Reads
Nora Pennington. This serves as a device to both • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
promote the book and demonstrate how bibliotherapy works. content and shareable images
• Audio rights to the first three books in the Secret, Book, • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
and Scone Society series have been sold to Dreamcape Media • Author attending Kensington Cozy-Con: South in July 2018
and North American English large print rights sold to
Thorndike Press.

Ellery Adams has written over thirty mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from
© Julie Renee Photography

the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue
animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils
her three cats, and spends far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with her husband and two children
(a.k.a. the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, please visit ElleryAdamsMysteries.
com or YourBookRx.com.
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LET THE DEAD KEEP THEIR SECRETS
The Gilded Age Mystery Series
Rosemary Simpson
Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York, this
second Prudence McKenzie historical mystery by Rosemary Simpson brings
the Gilded Age to life—in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave
suspicion…

When a young mother dies shortly after giving birth, no one except her twin sister suspects murder. As Prudence MacKenzie and Geoffrey Hunter
investigate this cold case, they learn that another woman is in danger. The husband who has already profited once from the death of a wealthy
spouse is again deeply in debt, facing social ostracism and financial ruin if he cannot pay his gambling losses.
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Unable to prevent the second murder, and despite Geoffrey’s objections, Prudence disguises herself as a rich heiress and sets out to trap their
suspect into incriminating himself. But the death-dealing groom has an accomplice, a post-mortem photographer obsessed with capturing the
image of a soul leaving a body at the moment of death. When the two men discover her true identity, Prudence nearly becomes their next
victim…
Praise for Rosemary Simpson and her Gilded Age Mysteries
Category: Mystery
“Fans of Anne Perry will find Prudence a worthy American cousin to Charlotte Pitt.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1573-9
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 —Publishers Weekly on Lies That Comfort and Betray
Rights: World “Complex characters from all walks of life and backgrounds a well-drawn, and the societal politics of
Pages: 304 the day are organically incorporated into the story. This is not a story for the faint of heart, but it’s an
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 excellent story all the same.”
Spine Size: 1
Pack: 36 —RT Book Reviews on Lies That Comfort and Betray
Author’s Residence: Oro Valley, AZ “Launching an atmospheric new series set in Gilded Age New York, Simpson incorporates historical
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1575-3 events and figures to add verisimilitude to this tension-filled story. For mystery readers who appreciate
SALES HISTORY period detail, including fans of Anne Perry’s Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries.”
Kensington Hardcover —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW on What the Dead Leave Behind
Lies That Comfort and Betray
2/18 (978-1-4967-0911-0) “This is a story to savor…with an admirable teenage heroine who changes from drug-addled to
What the Dead Leave Behind determined and takes charge. Prudence is a stubborn, quick-witted American heroine who will remind
1/18 (978-1-4967-0908-0) readers of Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Ashton and Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey.”
—Booklist on What the Dead Leave Behind
Rosemary Simpson is the author of two previous historical novels, The Seven Hills of Paradise and Dreams and Shadows, and a previous
Gilded Age Mystery, What the Dead Leave Behind. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel
Society. Educated in France and the United States, she now lives near Tucson, Arizona.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Unconventional heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton • Advance reading copies
agent Geoffrey Hunter are the compelling detective duo at the • Irish Arts Center partnership and book giveaways
center of Simpson’s series, which appeals to fans of Rhys Bowen, • Regional author events
Victoria Thompson, and Deanna Raybourn.
• Outreach and partnerships with Irish American and NYC
• Real life historical figures integrated into the plots of Rosemary historical organizations
Simpson’s Gilded Age Mystery novels lend authenticity and a
sense of familiarity to this bygone era of extravagant wealth and • Print and online advertising
widespread political corruption. • Library marketing campaign and book club outreach
• Passionate readers of historical fiction appreciate the historical • Social media campaign including advertising and giveaways
accuracy in setting, events, and characterization, while mystery • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
readers love the series for the cat-and-mouse game and ominous, • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
gothic feel. People interested in Irish American history and the • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
experiences of Irish immigrants in the late 1800s will also be
intrigued by this novel. • Cross-promotion With Lies that Comfort and Betray (Kensington
TP, 11/18)
• Simpson is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Historical
Novel Society.

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HOW TO KNIT A MURDER
The Seaside Knitters Society Series
Sally Goldenbaum
When a mysterious woman arrives in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts and befriends
The Seaside Knitters, a social club of knitting enthusiasts, the group must clear their
new friend’s name by solving the murder of a controversial entrepreneur whose
local politics have left him dead in the second installment of Sally Goldenbaum’s
Seaside Knitters Society mystery series.

With her shy manner and baggy jeans, Rose Malone becomes an unlikely superhero the night she stumbles into Izzy Chambers’ shop and
inadvertently saves a shipment of yarn from water damage. When the Seaside Knitters help the enigmatic handywoman settle into town and

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find work at a popular real estate company, Rose proves she can fix just about anything—until a potential homebuyer is killed and she becomes
entangled in murder…
The moment controversial entrepreneur Spencer Hamilton is found dead in a pricey ocean-side house, accusations fly at the last person on the
property—Rose. But the Seaside Knitters have their doubts. After all, Spencer’s political aspirations as well as his company’s plans to pave over
Sea Harbor’s historic art district with luxury apartments earned him some very real enemies…
Category: Mystery Now, Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass must swap knitting for sleuthing as they struggle to move the needle on a twisted homicide case causing turmoil
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1105-2 across town. As tensions build in the sleepy New England community and Rose’s secret past unravels, the ladies face an unsettling realization—
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 true victims aren’t always the ones buried six feet under…
Rights: US & CAN
Pages: 272 Praise for Murder Wears Mittens
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “A beautifully written mystery full of warmth and surprises.”
Spine Size: 15/16
Pack: 40 —New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard
Author’s Residence: Prairie Village, KS “An intriguing murder…Izzy and her fellow Seaside Knitters feel an obligation to find the truth…Happily,
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1107-6 a sock pattern is appended.”
SALES HISTORY —Booklist
Kensington Hardcover
Murder Wears Mittens “Goldenbaum has created an idyllic world in which good friends, good works, and discussing the
9/17 (978-1-4967-1102-1) passage of time and changes in the community are as important as solving crimes. A knitting pattern for
socks rounds out the volume.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Murder Wears Mittens is not another crime mystery like any other mystery. Sally Goldenbaum’s characters
feel for one another. It is a brilliantly written crime mystery, full of suspense and human warmth. Sally
Goldenbaum knows how to monopolize your attention with her characters and writing style.”
—The Washington Book Review
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of three-dozen novels, most recently the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, set in the fictional town of Sea
Harbor, Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally now lives in Prairie Village, Kansas, and on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, with her
husband, Don. In addition to writing mysteries, Sally has taught philosophy, Latin, and creative writing, edited bioethics and veterinary healthcare
journals, and worked in public television at WQED Pittsburgh (then home to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood). Visit her at SallyGoldenbaum.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The Seaside Knitters mysteries are a nationally bestselling series. • Advance reading copies
They consistently debut in the top 10 B&N mystery lists, and • Print and online advertising
remain on the list for many weeks. • Feature title in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
• Death By Cashmere (Berkley 2008) debuted at #1 on the B&N promotion on Hobby Reads
Trade Mystery list. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• The Seaside Knitters series has received endorsements from content and shareable images
Alexander McCall Smith, Nancy Picard, Rhys Bowen, and • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
Carolyn Hart.
• Targeted library marketing and ARC mailings
• Sally’s books include a special knitting pattern in the back that
ties in with a project the Seaside Knitters are working on. They • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
also feature regional cuisine in the story and recipes in back • Outreach to special interest groups (knitting and fiber arts) and
matter. promotion at knitting conventions
• Murder Wears Mittens, book one in the Seaside Knitter’s Society • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
series, was named one of The Washington Book Review’s “Best • Author attending Kensington Cozy-Con: East in April 2018 and
Novels for this Fall” in 2017. Kensington Cozy-Con: Midwest in September 2018
• Sally lives part of the year in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, which is
the basis for the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the
setting of the series.

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STORM RISING
The F.B.I. K-9 Mystery Series
Sara Driscoll
The third installment of Sara Driscoll’s heart-pounding thriller series continues
as F.B.I. Special Agent Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue K-9 companion
confront the fury of nature—and the more dangerous nature of man…

In the wake of a devastating hurricane, Special Agent Meg Jennings and her Labrador, Hawk—invaluable members of the F.B.I.’s Human Scent
Evidence Team—have been deployed to Virginia Beach. They have their work cut out for them. Amid graveyards of debris, and the buried cries
for help, the search and rescue operation begins. The most alarming discovery is yet to come—a teenage girl hiding in the Great Dismal Swamp.
Shaken by the storm, she has reason to be scared. But this young survivor is terrified of so much more.
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Her name is Emma—a disheveled runaway lost to the sordid underbelly of a Virginia sex-trafficking ring. Its leader has disappeared in the
chaos—along with other victims. With so much evidence, and so many witnesses, seemingly washed away, Meg joins forces with Special Agent
Walter Van Cleave to ensure no further harm comes to their vulnerable charge. They soon discover that this is no small-time localized syndicate.
Its branches are rooted in some of the most influential powers in Virginia. Now as Meg’s investigation digs deeper, she’s making some very
dangerous enemies. And one by one, they’re coming out of the storm to stop her.
Category: Mystery Praise for Sara Driscoll’s F.B.I. K9 Novels
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0445-0
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 “Driscoll nicely incorporates various Civil War locations and trivia into the mystery, while Meg and Hawk
Rights: World prove themselves a formidable team the readers will want to see more of.”
Pages: 304 —Publishers Weekly on Before It’s Too Late
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
“A kidnapper is sending F.B.I. Special Agent Meg Jennings a series of ciphers…If Jennings doesn’t find
Spine Size: 1
Pack: 36
them in time, they will die.”
Authors’ Residences: Toronto, ON, Canada —Booklist on Before It’s Too Late
(Danna); Round Rock, TX (Vanderlaan) “[A] wonderfully readable series launch…Driscoll has selected and assembled the story elements with
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0446-7
impressive professionalism.”
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—Publishers Weekly on Lone Wolf
Kensington Hardcover
Before It’s Too Late “This intense crime thriller features F.B.I. Special Agent Meg Jennings and her trusty search-and-rescue
10/17 (978-1-4967-0443-6) Labrador, Hawk…Meg and her team are forced to race against the clock, trying to decipher the puzzles
Lone Wolf before time runs out, and innocent lives are lost. Before It’s Too Late is a book that should not be read too
12/16 (978-1-4967-0441-2) close to bedtime—this page-turner will keep you up all night!”
—Modern Dog on Before It’s Too Late
Sara Driscoll is the pen name of Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan, authors of the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries. Jen is an infectious
disease researcher at a cutting edge Canadian university near Toronto, but loves to spend her free time writing the thrilling and mysterious. Ann
lives in central Texas with five rescued pit bulls, including Kane, now a certified therapy dog. She also trains with Kane for competitive nose work.
You can follow the latest news on the F.B.I. K-9 Mysteries at saradriscollauthor.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Not only is the main character of this series a K-9 handler, but • Advance print and digital reading copies
her sister trains dogs, which tugs at the heart of any dog lover. • Print and online advertising
• The series focuses on two sisters, centering strong female • Social media advertising and promotions including
characters in the often male-dominated world of crime shareable images
procedurals. This is the third in the F.B.I. K-9 mystery series. • Outreach to working-dog interest groups and outlets
• Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan are the two authors writing • Local author events and media pitches
collectively as Sara Driscoll. As the owner of five dogs who runs
a local dog rescue as well as working as the handler of a • Push for early online reviews through NetGalley and Goodreads
therapy and nosework dog, Ann Vanderlaan brings her • Feature title in the Kensington Mystery/Thriller eNewsletter
expertise and awareness of working dogs’ complexities to the
character of Hawk.
• Unlike the many cozy mysteries and commercial fiction titles
featuring dogs, the F.B.I. K-9 Novels are hard-edged procedurals.
They will appeal to fans of Iris Johansen’s The Search (2001)
and Nora Roberts’ The Search (2011), both about search and
rescue dogs, as well as Robert Crais, who recently introduced a
K-9 officer to his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series.
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THE BLACK MARKET
Kiki Swinson
Kiki Swinson’s bestselling “tension-packed” (Library Journal) and “unrelenting”
(Publishers Weekly) novels burn with extraordinary characters, triple-down twists—
and a raw portrait of urban life only she can deliver. Now she turns up the heat
as a young woman cashes in on a sure thing—only to find some addictions are
always killer…

Break the rules


At first, med student Misty Heiress just wants to help. With her cousin Jillian in constant pain, and the doctor refusing to prescribe, Misty steals
opioids from the Virginia Beach pharmacy where she works. But when Jillian starts reselling them to local dealers and gets big money, Misty

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grabs an unbelievable opportunity to get out of crushing debt—and fulfill all of her and Jillian’s dreams…
Live the dream
Soon Misty’s boss, Sanjay, learns the truth and wants in. In no time, their illegal business dominates the street—and racks up a fortune. But
when demand quickly outstrips supply, Sanjay way overplays his hand—and the Feds come calling…
Pay the price
Category: Fiction Now Sanjay is out to pin everything on Misty and walk away scot-free. Jillian is cracking under the strain of drug addiction. And as ruthless
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1280-6 competition aims to take Misty and her accomplices out for good, deception, betrayal, and killer secrets may not be enough to keep them all
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 from paying the ultimate price…
Rights: World
Pages: 304 Praise for Kiki Swinson and her novels
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “A well-crafted plot. Pitch-perfect dialogue, juicy sexual trysts, cold-blooded betrayal, and ruthless
Spine Size: 1 violence mark this suspenseful fast-moving tale that is topped off by a shocking epilogue.”
Pack: 36 —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW on The Score
Author’s Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1283-7 “Treachery, betrayal and revenge add to the twists and turns….Loved it!”
SALES HISTORY —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on The Score
Dafina Hardcover
Dead on Arrival
“Edgy street fiction with an extra dose of suspense…For MadameNoire loyalists with an addiction to
5/18 (978-1-4967-1276-9) street stories, Kiki Swinson’s latest book is a strong follow-up to her much talked about novel, The Score.
The Mark Kiki Swinson has raised the bar with The Mark, not only because of the cat and mouse theme that sits
2/17 (978-1-61773-970-5) between the pages, but also because of the ocean-deep suspense that runs all through it.”
The Score —MadameNoire on The Mark
2/16 (978-1-61773-968-2)
“Street-lit star Swinson continues her Score series…The suspense never stops in this edgy, violent thriller.
Readers will be riveted and ready for more.”
—Booklist on The Mark
Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over thirty novels and short stories. Swinson’s works feature resilient women making
tough—and sometimes not quite legal—decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison,
have sold over one million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, became the first book in one
of today’s best-selling urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia—and a former hustler’s wife—Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Kiki Swinson is a star of the “urban lit” market, known for • Advance reading copies
delivering gritty, sexy dramas. This standalone hardcover novel • Print and online advertising
appeals to her core readership of urban lit fans who read • MadameNoire Must Reads selection
Ashley & JaQuavis and Wahida Clark, but also offers a
broader appeal to crime readers and fans of books featuring • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
strong women who know how to hustle. • Outreach to Af Am book clubs
• “Playing Dirty,” a new crime drama TV series based on Kiki • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
Swinson’s bestselling novel of the same name, stars Zashia • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
Monique Santiago (HBO’s “Ballers”) and has received content, and shareable images
distribution interest from Netflix. The cast of “Playing Dirty” • Cross-promotion with Dead on Arrival (Dafina TP, 3/19)
appeared in NY Fashion Week for a runway appearance,
trailer screening, and filming spot. More information can be
found at PlayingDirtySeries.com.
• Kiki Swinson’s new biopic/Web series “Before I Became Wifey”
premiered at a private screening in Virginia in October 2017.
A tour of private screenings in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia,
D.C., and Maryland followed and the series will receive a
general release on YouTube in 2018. Kiki’s life story was also
the inspiration for the Wifey series, which Dafina Books
published in mass market.
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THE MAN SHE MARRIED
Cathy Lamb
In Cathy Lamb’s gripping and thought-provoking novel, a woman whose memory
is shattered must piece together her husband’s secrets—and reevaluate her life,
love, and relationships…

When Natalie Shelton thinks back to how things were before the car accident, she remembers a great marriage. She and her husband, Zack,
seem as strong and dependable together as the houses he builds. They live in Portland, Oregon, and Natalie is co-owner of a successful
accounting firm. They’re happy, she’s almost sure of it.
Yet as Natalie lies trapped in a coma, unable to communicate though aware of everything around her, she realizes that her husband is hiding
something. Zack has always been reticent about his past, which she attributed to an unhappy childhood. Now the strange calls he’s receiving, the
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apologies when he thinks she can’t hear him, and her fragmented memories from the morning of the accident suggest a deeper secret.
When she finally awakens, Natalie is determined to find out the truth. Sorting through clues as her brain heals, she realizes she has a rare
opportunity—to reexamine the life she’s made and the man she’s made it with. But as answers come to light, she faces surprising, heartrending
decisions, as well as a danger that could upend her world once again, as Zack’s past finally catches up with them…
Outstanding Praise for Cathy Lamb and her Novels
Category: Fiction
“Lamb’s story is raw, real, and robust. Fans of Hannah McKinnon and Mary Kay Andrews will
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0983-7
appreciate Lamb’s nuanced family dynamic, while historical fiction readers will enjoy the Martindale
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World ancestry. With whip-smart wit and a touch of romance, Lamb presents a tender and genuine novel.”
Pages: 480 —Booklist on No Place I’d Rather Be
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 “There is a sweet romance and moving historical reference to how one family is damaged for
Spine Size: 1 5/32
generations by war and persecution.”
Pack: 32
Author’s Residence: Beaverton, OR —Library Journal on No Place I’d Rather Be
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0984-4 “The blending of three or more generations and the secrets they harbor keeps this story moving briskly,
SALES HISTORY culminating in a satisfying ending that makes us believe that despite heartache and angst, there can be
Kensington Trade Paperback such a thing as happily ever after.”
No Place I’d Rather Be —New York Journal of Books on The First Day of the Rest of My Life
9/17 (978-1-4967-0981-3)
Such a Pretty Face “A story of strength and reconciliation and change.”
7/17 (978-1-4967-1101-4) —The Sunday Oregonian on Henry’s Sisters
The Language of Sisters
9/16 (978-0-7582-9510-1) “The Language of Sisters boasts a full cast of hilarious relatives…Readers are likely to relate to many
problems the sisters face, while also being jealous of the Kozlovsky family bond.”
—Shelf Awareness on The Language of Sisters
“Julia’s Chocolates is wise, tender, and very funny. In Julia Bennett, Cathy Lamb has created a deeply
wonderful character, brave and true. I loved this beguiling novel about love, friendship and the
enchantment of really good chocolate.”
—Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author on Julia’s Chocolates

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• Lamb has a gift for writing uplifting novels with endearing, • Advance reading copies
unusual heroines who must overcome their dysfunctional • Print, online and podcast advertising
backgrounds. In this novel she introduces an element of • Southern Lady Book Club selection
psychological suspense, as a woman works to rebuild her
marriage and overcome a dark secret from her husband’s past. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
content and shareable images
• Like all of Lamb’s novels, The Man She Married touches on
timely subjects. • Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
• In addition to pleasing Cathy Lamb’s own fans, this new novel • Books on the Subway partnership and distribution
also appeals to fans of Nancy Thayer, Karen White and Mary • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
Alice Monroe. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads

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• Henry’s Sisters will be re-issued as a $9.95 trade paperback in
July 2018 and includes an excerpt of The Man She Married.

Cathy Lamb is the acclaimed author of over ten novels, including No Place I’d Rather Be, A Different
Kind of Normal, The First Day of the Rest of My Life, Henry’s Sisters and Julia’s Chocolates, among
others. She has earned advanced degrees in education and brings those insights into her writing.
Cathy Lamb currently writes full time and lives with her family in Oregon. Please visit her online at
cathylamb.org.
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THE SISTERS
Rosalind Noonan
A young woman must infiltrate the house of a secretive cult in Rosalind Noonan’s
new novel featuring three sisters, two families and three unreliable points of view.

Eleven years ago, Glory abandoned her two daughters—five-year-old Ruby and baby Aurora—at a fire station, running off to a man who
promised love and protection. Though the refuge she hoped for turned out to be a sham, she believes Ruby and Aurora are better off without her.
But Glory has since given birth to another daughter who’s clamoring for a life beyond their close-knit, tightly controlled world.
Sixteen-year-old Ruby loves her adoptive parents, but she hasn’t forgotten Glory. Now that she has her driver’s license, Ruby sets out in search
of her birth mother. What she finds is a ramshackle house of castaway women, referred to as “sisters,” ruled over by a charismatic bully who
monitors their every move.
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Glory would take nine-year-old Luna away in a heartbeat if they had somewhere to go. On good days, the girl is confined to the fenced-in yard;
on bad days, she’s sent to the dusty attic as punishment. When Ruby makes contact, Glory seizes on a chance for escape. Ruby is desperate to
help, but how much does she owe to family she barely knows—and how can she fix someone else’s life when she has so little power over her
own?
Praise for Rosalind Noonan’s Novels
Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0804-5 “Noonan has a knack for page-turners and doesn’t disappoint.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 —Publishers Weekly on All She Ever Wanted
Rights: World
“[A] page-turning romantic thriller whose deeply flawed characters draw you into a web of family
Pages: 352
secrets.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 27/32 —Kirkus Reviews on Domestic Secrets
Pack: 40 “This suspenseful read, full of flawed characters, is Noonan at her best…it doesn’t disappoint.”
Author’s Residence: Lake Oswego, OR
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-0805-2
—Booklist on Domestic Secrets
SALES HISTORY “Noonan’s troubling novel of contemporary issues is recommended for readers wanting stories of
Kensington Trade Paperback dysfunctional families, scandal, and violence that involve entire communities. Recommend to readers
Pretty, Nasty, Lovely of Jodi Picoult.”
9/17 (978-1-4967-0802-1) —Library Journal on Domestic Secrets
Domestic Secrets
3/16 (978-1-61773-327-7) “A story of optimism and encouragement, despite the heart-wrenching subject matter.”
Take Another Look —Chatelaine on Take Another Look
5/15 (978-1-61773-325-3)
Rosalind Noonan is the New York Times bestselling author of highly acclaimed women’s fiction and domestic suspense novels, including And
Then She Was Gone, In A Heartbeat and Pretty, Nasty, Lovely. She co-authored the bestselling collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous with Lisa
Jackson and Nancy Bush, and she also writes crime novels under the name R. J. Noonan. Rosalind Noonan lives in the Pacific Northwest, where
she writes in the shade of some towering two-hundred-year-old Douglas fir trees. Please visit her online at RosalindNoonanBooks.com

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Rosalind Noonan’s newest novel will appeal to both • Advance reading copies
psychological suspense and women’s fiction readers, as well as • Print, online and podcast advertising
fans of Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) and Chris Bohjalian (Vintage). • Select author events
• Like Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve, Rosalind Noonan • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
unflinchingly tackles complex moral issues in her gripping,
emotional novels. • Books on the Subway partnership and distribution
• Rosalind Noonan also writes crime fiction for Crooked Lane • Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via
under the name R.J. Noonan. GoodReads, NetGalley, and more
• Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
content and shareable images
• Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions

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DATING BY THE BOOK
Mary Ann Marlowe
Mary Ann Marlowe puts a modern spin on the beloved The Shop Around the Corner
and You’ve Got Mail storylines with a sparkling tale of romantic fiction full of flirty
fun and rom-com action for fans of Emily Giffin, Sarah Morgan, and Taylor Jenkins
Reid.

Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hansen was left at the altar. Since then, she’s had zero interest in romance—despite
running a book club full of sexy eligible bachelors. But when her latest novel is panned by an anonymous blogger who goes by the name Silver
Fox, who accuses her of knowing nothing about passion, she decides to prove her nemesis wrong—by lining up a series of dates…
There’s the failed rock musician, the college professor, and her childhood friend whom she blames for single handedly wrecking her wedding.

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Even Silver Fox is getting in on the action, sending Maddie alarmingly—and intoxicatingly—flirtatious emails. And that’s not all. Her ex wants
her back.
Now Maddie is about to discover that like any good story, life has twists and turns, and love can happen when you least expect it—with the
person you least expect…
Praise for Mary Ann Marlowe’s Some Kind of Magic
Category: Fiction
“Marlowe makes a name for herself in this hilarious and sexy debut.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1821-1
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Rights: World “A fun, flirty read…So electric.”
Pages: 336
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —FIRST for Women
Spine Size: 13/16 “Frisky, Flirty Fun!”
Pack: 44 —Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Package
Author’s Residence: Troy, VA
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1822-8 “Fun, romantic and sexy…This love story will make readers smile!”
SALES HISTORY —RT Book Reviews
Kensington Trade Paperback “Sexy, engaging and original…An amazing first novel.”
A Crazy Kind of Love
12/17 (978-1-4967-0808-3) —Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author of Wishing for Us
Some Kind of Magic When not writing, Mary Ann Marlowe takes karate with her kids (she has a second degree black belt) and works by day as a computer
2/17 (978-1-4967-0806-9) programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern
in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a Webmaster for several online musician fandoms. She has lived in twelve states and
three countries and loves to travel. She now lives in central Virginia where she is hard at work on her next novel. She loves to hear from readers
and can be reached through her Website at maryannmarlowe.com, on facebook.com/marlowemaryann, and on twitter.com@maryannmarlowe.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Advance reading copies
• Fun, breezy, romantic women’s fiction that is aimed at the
millennials who love the hit television show Girls, can’t get • Print and online advertising
enough of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic books, and flocked to • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley,
see rom-com movies like The Big Sick and Trainwreck. and Kensington’s kLovers
• Audio rights to Some Kind of Magic have been picked up by • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Penguin Random House Audio. • Blog tour and ongoing blogger outreach
• French translation rights for A Crazy Kind of Love by Mary Ann • Promotion through MilitarySpouse.com
Marlowe have been sold to City Editions. • Outreach to book clubs
• English audio rights for A Crazy Kind of Love have been sold to • Newsletter and email marketing promotions
Novel Audio. • Select author appearances and local media pitches
• Marlowe’s winning combination of heartfelt romance, humor, • Social media advertising and promotions
and wish fulfillment speaks to an edgy young readership looking
for novels that bridge the line between chick-lit and contemporary
romance like Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren.
• Pop culture mash-ups are increasingly popular and this modern
take on You’ve Got Mail for the blogging generation is fresh and
fillled with endearing humor.

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THE COLORING CROOK
The Pen & Ink Mystery Series
Krista Davis
When the body of Dolly Cavenaugh, a vivacious friend of Color Me Read bookstore
manager Florrie Fox, is found after she uncovers a rare copy of the world’s first
coloring book, Florrie must delve into the deceased diva’s background to draw
out the murderer. The second installment of New York Times bestselling Krista
Davis’ innovative Pen & Ink cozy mystery series features a colorable cover
readers will love!

Life is looking rosy for Florrie Fox, manager of the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. She’s working on an adult coloring
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book of gardens, her romance with Sergeant Eric Jonquille has entered a new chapter, and the bookstore’s weekly coloring club is a source of
friendship and entertainment. No member is more vibrant than Dolly Cavenaugh. Dolly likes to say she was blessed with beauty and cursed with
lousy husbands, but at least she has a grown daughter and a stunning brownstone to show for it!
When Dolly’s love of garage sales results in her showing up at Color Me Read with a rare book in hand, Florrie is astounded. The Florist, the
earliest known coloring book, was originally published in 1760. An authentic copy would be worth a fortune—and someone else knows it. That
same evening, Florrie finds Dolly dead on the floor of her apartment, a corner of a coloring book page clutched in her hand. As Florrie delves into
Category: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1642-2 Dolly’s past and her personal effects, she discovers a skeleton in the closet—literally—and a whole lot of shady suspects. One of them is an
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 expert in the fine art of murder, but can Florrie draw the right conclusion?
Rights: World Praise for Krista Davis’ previous books
Pages: 304
Spine Size: 3/4 “[A] tasty whodunit, which keeps the reader fascinated until the killer is iced.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 —Richmond Times-Dispatch
Pack: 48
“Reader alert: Tasty descriptions may spark intense cupcake cravings.”
Author’s Residence: Dublin, VA
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1643-9 —The Washington Post
SALES HISTORY “Loaded with atmosphere and charm.”
Kensington Trade Paperback —Library Journal
Color Me Murder
3/18 (978-1-4967-1640-8) “Delectable…Her novels are every bit as good as Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Schulz mysteries.”
—Shine
“A mouthwatering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem.”
—Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder

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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS
• This innovative new series by New York Times bestselling author • Advance reading copies
Krista Davis combines three things cozy readers love: creative • Print and online advertising
projects, a quaint bookstore and great mysteries. The Coloring • Targeted library marketing and ARC mailings
Crook is the second book in the series, which debuted in March
2018 with Color Me Murder. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
Domestic Diva mysteries, which have received three Agatha content and shareable images
Award nominations and regularly appear on the B&N bestseller • Email marketing and features via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
lists. Previously published by Berkley, the Domestic Diva HobbyReads
Mysteries are also now being published by Kensington. • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads

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• The books in the Pen & Ink mystery series each feature covers • Outreach to special interest groups and adult coloring clubs
that readers can color-in and personalize themselves! • Select events and author appearances
• Promotion at Kensington Cozy-Con: South in July 2018

Krista Davis is the New York Times bestselling and Agatha Award–nominated author of the Domestic
Diva Mysteries and the Paws & Claws Mysteries. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with
two cats and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes,
but she notices they keep coming back for more. Please visit her at KristaDavis.com.
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HARD NIGHT
The 11th Hour Series
Jackie Ashenden
Jackie Ashenden returns with her signature crackling chemistry, fast-paced plotlines
and gorgeous alpha heroes: the men of the 11th Hour. Made up of former soldiers,
the men of the 11th Hour play by their own rules to protect the innocent, capture
the guilty, and stay in fighting shape for whatever—and whoever—comes their
way…

Jacob Night, ex-Black Ops, owner of a billion-dollar security company, and leader of the 11th Hour, spends his life completing dangerous missions
for others. But there’s one personal mission he has yet to complete: finding his missing brother, who was betrayed by the woman he should have
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been able to trust. But when he finally tracks down his brother’s ex, there’s one surprise: she can’t remember a thing.
Faith has no memory of who she is. She can’t remember life before she came to work for Jacob Night, and she’s not sure she wants to. But
when she and Jacob are ambushed by men who have come to kill her for sins she can’t recall committing, she has no choice but to face the past.
Yet once she does, and Jacob’s identity—and her own—come to light, they may not survive with their lives intact, let alone their hearts.
Praise for Raw Power, Book 1 in Jackie Ashenden’s 11th Hour Series
Category: Romantic Suspense
“Ashenden tells a powerful story of two tormented souls finding each other in this good, fast read with
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1636-1
rough, graphic, and enjoyable sex. A winning start of a very interesting series.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $9.95/$10.95
Rights: World —Booklist
Pages: 304 “Ashenden’s efforts to fill in Jack’s tragic backstory make him an attractive alpha hero.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4
—Publishers Weekly
Pack: 48 Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, two kids and two cats. When she’s not torturing
Author’s Residence: Auckland, New Zealand alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1637-8 crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband. Jackie also writes the Tate Brothers romance series for St. Martin’s
SALES HISTORY Press. Visit her at jackieashenden.com.
Kensington Trade Paperback
Total Control
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Raw Power
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Sin For Me
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• This is the third in a three-book romantic suspense series focused • Advance reading copies
on ex-military alpha heroes, in hot demand in the current • Print and online advertising
market. These heroes are honorable but utilize whatever means • Online promotion and digital marketing campaign
necessary to protect the people they love, which is very much
in line with the type of heroes readers of spicy romance are • Feature in e-blasts and eNewsletters
looking for. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
• In addition to Kensington, Jackie Ashenden is the author of • Blog tour and ongoing blogger outreach
several ongoing and upcoming series in both print and digital • Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley, and
formats, for St. Martin’s, Swerve, and Harlequin. She is prolific Kensington’s kLovers program
and carries her large fan base across genres and publishers. • Social media advertising and promotions
• Audio rights for the entire 11th Hour series have sold to
Tantor Media.
• This series is ideal for fans of Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, and Julie
Ann Walker.
• Jackie Ashenden combines explosive plotlines, complicated
characters, and intense passion to reach her readership looking
for sensual books with spice, wit, and an element of escapism.

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A DEVIOUS DEATH
The Lady and Lady’s Maid Mystery Series
Alyssa Maxwell
In the sobering yet hopeful years following the First World War, Lady Phoebe
Renshaw and her lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, find their summer plans marred by an
instance of murder…

Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But they are
not the only houseguests. Regina’s odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina’s mother and brother—bitter over the unequal distribution
of her father’s inheritance—have descended on the house to confront Regina.

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In addition to the family tension, Eva is increasingly suspicious of Lady Julia’s new maid. She questions Miss Stanley’s loyalty and integrity,
wondering why she left her former employer so suddenly. And why does Regina seem ill at ease around the maid, as if they were previously
acquainted? Everyone, it appears, is on edge.
But things go from tense to tragic when their hostess meets an untimely end—mysteriously murdered in her bed with no signs of struggle. Now,
with suspects in every room, Lady Phoebe and Eva must uncover secrets hidden behind closed doors—before a killer ensures they never leave
High Head Lodge…alive.
Category: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-61773-840-1 Praise for Alyssa Maxwell and her Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 “Colorful information on the postwar period is combined with plenty of suspects, all neatly wrapped up
Rights: World in the style of a classic mystery.”
Pages: 304
—Kirkus Reviews on A Pinch of Poison
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 3/4 “A sweet, delightful mystery, which is sure to appeal to historical-fiction and mystery readers alike.”
Pack: 48 —Foreword Reviews on A Pinch of Poison
Author’s Residence: Coral Springs, FL
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61773-839-5 “Entertaining…some of the characters and scenes are highly reminiscent of TV’s Downton Abbey, but
Maxwell makes Phoebe and Eva distinctive personalities in their own right.”
SALES HISTORY
Kensington Trade Paperback —Publishers Weekly on Murder Most Malicious
Murder at Chateau sur Mer “Maxwell provides a neat little mystery and a heavily atmospheric look at life in a great house after the
7/18 (978-1-4967-0330-9) trials of the war.”
Pinch of Poison
12/18 (978-1-61773-836-4) —Kirkus Reviews on Murder Most Malicious
Murder at Rough Point “Details of the lives of the nobility and their servants, and the aftermath of the war, are woven throughout
6/17 (978-1-4967-0326-2) the story, and the forward-thinking Phoebe is a charming main character.”
PUBLISHING HISTORY —Booklist on Murder Most Malicious
Kensington Hardcover
1/18 (978-1-61773-838-8) “The story is so good, you don’t want it to end.”
—Suspense Magazine on Murder Most Malicious
“Downton Abbey fans will enjoy Maxwell’s evocative descriptions of a particular society as it transitions
from the Edwardian Age to modern times.”
—Library Journal on Murder Most Malicious
Alyssa Maxwell knew from an early age that she wanted to be a novelist. Growing up in New England and traveling to Great Britain
fueled a passion for history, while a love of puzzles of all kinds drew her to the mystery genre. She and her husband reside in Florida, where
she loves to watch BBC productions, sip tea in the afternoons, and delve into the past. You can learn more about Alyssa and her books at
alyssamaxwell.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• Fans of Downton Abbey love the dynamic well-written • Print and online advertising campaign
characters and the gorgeous historical setting in this series. • Social media advertising and promotions
• A Devious Death will appeal to all fans of historical mysteries, • Select author appearances
as well as fans of Maxwell’s Gilded Newport mysteries. • Email marketing campaign
• Alyssa Maxwell’s historical mysteries feature the same rich,
detailed storytelling as Anne Perry and Victoria Thompson.
• Audio rights and Large Print rights have sold for Murder
at Beechwood, Murder at Marble House and Murder at the
Breakers.

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THE NOVEL ART OF MURDER
The Mystery Bookshop Series
V.M. Burns
Mystery bookstore owner and author Samantha Washington is working on a new
novel about murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill when she is
called on to prove that her Nana Jo’s been framed for the murder of rival granny
Maria Romanov, a loudmouth faker who’s taken the lead in the Shady Acres Senior
Follies, in the second book in V.M. Burns’ dual-storied Mystery Bookshop series.

The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The
insufferable Maria claims she’s descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy
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liar, she’s a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies—a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village
production—Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone.
Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest
mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston
Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother’s posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a
Category: Mystery spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows…
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1185-4 Praise for The Plot Is Murder
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: World “Set in North Harbor Michigan, Burns’ promising debut and series launch introduces mystery book
Pages: 256 lover and aspiring writer Samantha Washington…Extracts from the cozy Sam is writing, set in England
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in 1938, add spice.”
Spine Size: 5/8 —Publishers Weekly
Pack: 56
Author’s Residence: Chattanooga, TN
“Readers of Carolyn Hart and Vicki Delany will appreciate the lively seniors, the humor, and the
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1186-1 bookstore environment.”
SALES HISTORY —Library Journal
Kensington Trade Paperback V. M. Burns was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She currently resides in Tennessee with her two poodles, Cash and Kenzie. She is a
Read Herring Hunt member of Mystery Writers of America and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can visit her Website at VMBurns.com.
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The Plot is Murder
12/17 (978-1-4967-1181-6)

KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The Mystery Bookshop series appeals to fans of Kate Carlisle’s • Advance reading copies
The Bibliophile Mysteries (Signet), Lorna Barrett’s Booktown • Print and online advertising
Mystery series (Berkley) and Donald Bain’s (Jessica Fletcher) • Author appearances and promotions at select conventions
Murder, She Wrote series (Signet).
• Email marketing and features via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
• Readers solve two murders in each book of the Mystery HobbyReads.com
Bookshop Mystery series: the one that amateur sleuth/ author/
bookstore owner Samantha is experiencing as well as the • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
historical mystery novel she’s writing. content and shareable images
• The author goes to great lengths to extensively research the • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley and Goodreads
historical storyline, including delving into the popular culture of • Targeted library marketing and ARC mailings
England between the wars. • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
• The series is perfect for both cozy readers, historical mystery • Outreach to groups interested in Churchill era Britain (the years
fans and bibliophiles. between WWI and WWII)

80
A SISTER’S SURVIVAL
The Reeves Sisters Series
Cydney Rax
To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each
other a reality check. But explosive family secrets begin to pour out like molten
lava, and forever change all they treasure most…

After a shattering revelation, youngest sister Elyse struggles to overcome the sexual abuse that nearly destroyed her. Between her tough eldest
sister, Alita, and a promising fresh start with a new man, she’s finding the strength to make the most of her fierce intelligence. But Elyse still has
a score to settle with the perfect sister she feels betrayed by—and she’s going after everything Burgundy can’t afford to lose…

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Coco thinks her useless baby daddy is finally about to commit—until she catches him with a woman who’s everything she’s not. As she tries
to move on with her life, she can’t resist carrying out the ultimate revenge. But when she inadvertently gets caught up in Elyse’s plan, she must
reveal an unforgivable truth that could crush any chance these sisters have to make things right.
Praise for Cydney Rax’s If Your Wife Only Knew
“Secrets, scandal, betrayal and revenge–there are no clean hands in the first book of this saga. Every
one of the characters has a false sense of entitlement, and they are so, so wrong. A wild ride, this story
Category: Fiction
is engrossing, and I can’t wait for the sequels.”
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1540-1
U.S./Canadian Price: $12.95/$13.95 —RT Book Reviews
Rights: World “This opening work in a projected trilogy has some eye-rolling moments, quite a bit of juicy sex, and
Pages: 352 protagonists who concoct lies, cheat, and are totally selfish. A good fit for soap opera fans.”
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 27/32
—Library Journal
Pack: 40 “Ms. Rax pulls the reader in with her wonderful storytelling and great pacing, as explosive secrets upend
Author’s Residence: Houston, TX the characters’ world.”
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1546-3
—Romance in Color
SALES HISTORY
Dafina Trade Paperback Cydney Rax became obsessed with becoming a writer after reading Terry McMillan’s Disappearing Acts. Her author dreams were realized
A Sister’s Secret through her eyebrow-raising debut novel, My Daughter’s Boyfriend. Her novels include My Husband’s Girlfriend, Scandalous Betrayal, Brothers &
3/18 (978-1-4967-1539-5) Wives, and My Sister’s Ex (cited by Essence® as one of 2009’s best reads). She has also contributed to the anthologies Crush and Reckless. Born
Revenge of the Mistress and raised in Detroit, Cydney graduated from Cass Technical High School and earned an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University.
2/17 (978-1-4967-0142-8) She resides in Houston. Visit her online via Facebook or cydneyrax.com.
My Married Boyfriend
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KEY SELLING POINTS MARKETING PLANS


• The second in the Reeves Sisters series, A Sister’s Survival is • Advance reading copies
priced competitively at $12.95 to entice readers to pick up • Print and online advertising
these reads. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• Like Niobia Bryant’s Mistress series, Cydney Rax’s new series is content and shareable images
filled with secrets, temptations, betrayals, sex, heartbreak, and • Select author events
lies, which makes for a very juicy and scandalous read.
• Email marketing and eNewsletter promotions
• Shonda Rhimes is the queen of television right now with
successful shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
Get Away With Murder. Like Cydney Rax, Shonda knows • Cross-promotion with Revenge of the Mistress (Dafina MM,
how to keep viewers hooked by creating fast-paced, sexy and 10/18) and similar Dafina titles
suspenseful storylines filled with mystery, romance, and high
stakes.
• Like Mary B. Morrison’s earlier works, Cydney Rax takes a look
at relationships that sprouts from scandalous and unexpected
situations.

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IN THESE STREETS
The Branch Avenue Boys Series
Shelly Ellis
They beat the odds and turned their lives around. But now three best friends will
go head-to-head with ambition, deception—and each other…

Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One’s responsible; one’s a player; one’s upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys’ Youth Institute at twelve,
they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged—but the times…they are a-changing.
New deputy mayor Jamal is anti–corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a “criminally-adjacent” businessman. But political power
plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice…
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Ricky doesn’t mind running a front for D.C.’s biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she’s a cop,
any wrong move could end Ricky’s good times permanently…
Now the Institute’s new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancée, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and
his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem
brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends’ bond—and put more than their survival on the line…
Category: Fiction Praise for Shelly Ellis
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1895-2
“Secrets abound in this full-bodied tale.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95
Rights: US, CAN, OM —USAToday.com on Best Kept Secrets
Pages: 352 “Sizzling chemistry ignites between the main characters, developing from a slow simmer as anticipation
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and plot build to a full rolling boil. The book features sparkling dialogue, delicious romance, and a
Spine Size: 27/32 masterfully constructed story with a strong, well-developed cast of characters whose varying viewpoints
Pack: 40
provide depth and layering.”
Author’s Residence: Upper Marlboro, MD
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4967-1896-9 —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for Can’t Stand the Heat
SALES HISTORY “Soap opera fans will love this solid work by an author who continues to shine.”
Dafina Trade Paperback —Library Journal on Bed of Lies
To Love & Betray
12/17 (978-1-4967-0881-6) Shelly Ellis is an award-winning journalist who earned her journalism degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her novel, Another
Lust & Loyalty Woman’s Man, was nominated for a 2014 NAACP Image Award. The romance and women’s fiction author is also a film buff and amateur painter.
4/17 (978-1-4967-0878-6) She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not far from Washington, D.C., with her husband. Visit her online at shellyellisbooks.com.
Bed of Lies
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• In These Streets opens the new The Branch Avenue Boys series, • Advance reading copies
focusing on three men on the come up, In the Streets will appeal • National print and online media
to fans of Power and Empire, capitalizing on fan-interest in • Print and online advertising
anti-heroes.
• Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads and NetGalley
• Another Woman’s Man was nominated for a NAACP Image
Award in 2014. • Select author events
• The Best She Ever Had was nominated for a 2015 RT Book • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Multicultural Romance. • Social media advertising and promotions
• Can’t Stand the Heat, the first book in the Gibbons Gold Diggers
series received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.
• Shelly Ellis was featured on USAToday.com’s Happily Ever After
blog and has been asked to contribute material to RT Book
Reviews magazine.

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C I TA D E L P R E S S
Carmine the Snake 84

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Frank Dimatteo and Michael Benson
Chin 85
Larry McShane
Where the Ghosts 86
Hans Holzer
Iced In 87
Chris Turney
My Naked Truth 88
Adrien Finkel
Moonshine 90
John Schlimm
Owning Bipolar 92
Michael G. Pipich, MS, LMFT
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Say It In Yiddish 93
Lita Epstein
CARMINE THE SNAKE
Frank DiMatteo and Michael Benson
Today, Carmine “The Snake” Persico schmoozes with Ponzi king Bernard Madoff
behind bars, where at age 84 Persico’s legend, packed as it is with coldblooded
brutality, continues to inspire goodfellas everywhere through this shocking true story
of the most ruthless and deadly mob boss in the annals of the American Mafia.

In the golden age of organized crime, Carmine “The Snake” Persico was the King of the Streets. The defacto boss of the Colombo Mafia family
since the 1970s, he oversaw gang wars, murders, and major rackets, even from prison. He is suspected of personally murdering as many as 60
people and ordering the hits of hundreds more. Sentenced to 139 years, he continued to exert power over a vast criminal empire from behind
bars. His brutal rise and bloody reign is the stuff of legend.
CITADEL PRESS THARDCOVER SEPTEMBER 2018

In this blistering street-level account, “Mafia survivor” Frank DiMatteo teams up with true-crime master Michael Benson to take down one of the
most notorious figures in the American La Cosa Nostra. This is the real inside story of Carmine “The Snake” Persico, from his crime-filled childhood
on the streets of Brooklyn to the long-term jail sentences that didn’t stop him from controlling his criminal empire with the help of his brother, the
equally kill-crazy Alphonse “Allie Boy” Persico.
His deadly teen years as leader of the fearsome Garfield Boys. His induction into the Profaci—later the Colombo—crime family. His bloody
betrayal of the Gallo brothers. His role in the hair-raising ambush-slaying of Albert Anastasia—the Lord High Executioner of Murder, Inc.—as he
Category: True Crime sat in a barbershop chair getting a shave. The terror he struck into the hearts of the New York Mafia’s other families, and even his own crews.
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3881-5
And the many courtroom trials where Persico walked after witnesses came down with sudden cases of amnesia.
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95
Rights: World Praise for Frank DiMatteo’s
Pages: 320 The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Spine Size: 1 1/8 “DiMatteo tells what it was like to grow up with mob royalty.”
Pack: 28 —VICE
Author’s Residence: Brooklyn, NY “The President Street Boys is nothing like any other mafia related book I’ve ever read. I loved this book.
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3883-9
I will be reading it again in the future. The level of detail is so high, to me, it requires multiple passes to
absorb it all.”
—Crimespree Magazine
“The President Street Boys takes me back as if it was a time machine…compelling reading. I loved the
book because I was there.”
—Sonny Girard, author of Blood of Our Fathers
Frank DiMatteo is a lifelong Brooklynite, Mafia “survivor,” and publisher of Mob Candy magazine. He is the author of the acclaimed
memoir, The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia, as well as Mob Candy’s Brooklyn Gangsters and Manhattan Gangsters.
Michael Benson is the author of more than sixty books, including the true crime books Betrayal in Blood, Killer Twins, and Mommy Deadliest.
He also wrote Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination, Inside Secret Societies, and most recently, The Devil at Genesee Junction. He is the winner of
an Academy of American Poets award.

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• This is the first-ever and definitive biography of Carmine the • Advance reading copies
Snake, one of the most powerful, richest, ruthless, dangerous • Print, online and podcast advertising
and feared Mafia Bosses in America. • Select events
• Carmine John Persico, Jr. (born August 8, 1933 in Brooklyn) • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
also known as “Junior”, “The Snake” and “Immortal”, has been
the de-facto boss of the Colombo crime family since the early • Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley, Vine is dead
1970s, overseeing gang wars, murders, and major rackets— and Goodreads
most of the time from prison. He has been serving a sentence of • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
139 years in prison since 1987. content and shareable images
• It is suspected by NYPD Organized Crime Task Force and the • Radio advertising on streaming networks
F.B.I. that Carmine Persico personally murdered as many as 50
to 60 people, and ordered the murders of at least 2,000 people.
• For mob aficionados, Frank DiMatteo is the genuine article–a
“deese-dem-dose” kind of Brooklyn boy who is great in interviews.
The publisher of Mob Candy magazine, he has done interviews
with numerous outlets, including The New York Post, VICE,
Business Insider, Late Night with Johnny P, Crimespree
Magazine and One on One with Steve Adubato. His 2016
memoir, The President Street Boys, received much acclaim and
broadened his mainstream popularity.
• The author of over 60 nonfiction crime books and the recipient
of an Academy of American Poets award, Michael Benson is
one of today’s most popular true crime writers and a regular
commentator on the Investigation Discovery (I.D.) channel.
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CHIN
Larry McShane
The first-ever and definitive biography of one of the Mafia’s greatest—and
deadliest—bosses, Vincent “Chin” Gigante, the Genovese Family crime overlord
who ruled a sprawling criminal empire for a quarter century with an iron—and
deadly—fist. Vinnie “Chin” Gigante displayed signs of insanity that stunned the
public, stymied the police and the F.B.I., and secured his power for decades. Was
he really crazy? Or crazy like a fox?

He started out as a professional boxer—until he found his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. Hand-picked by Vito Genovese to run the
Genovese Family when Vito was sent to prison, Chin raked in more than $100 million for the Genovese family and routinely ordered the murders

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of mobsters who violated the Mafia code—including John Gotti. At the height of his power, he controlled an underworld empire of close to three
hundred made men, making the Genovese Family the most powerful in the U.S.
And yet Vincent “Chin” Gigante was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy.
He wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a
second family from his wife. On twenty-two occasions, he admitted himself to a mental hospital—evading criminal prosecution while insuring
Category: True Crime his continued reign as “The Oddfather.” It took nearly thirty years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3875-4 authorities to finally bring him down.
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 Praise for Chin
Rights: US,CAN,OM
Pages: 320 “This fascinating book about an unusual crime boss is chock full of tales of murder, corruption,
Trim Size: 6 x 9 internecine mob warfare and inside information on criminal life in the Cosa Nostra. It is a must-read
Spine Size: 25/32 for anyone interested in crime.”
Pack: 36 —The Washington Times
Author’s Residence: New York, NY
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3916-4 “A great book about a great subject by a great writer…a tale for the ages…McShane recreates a world
that has largely vanished, bringing it vibrantly alive…grabs you with the immediacy of a breaking news
PUBLISHING HISTORY
story and carries you along as if you were living it.”
Pinnacle Mass Market
12/16 (978-0-7860-3704-9) —New York Daily News
Kensington Hardcover “McShane’s book is a great read, with inside details that capture the Chin and the world of the Mafia as
6/16 (978-1-61773-921-7) I know it–and lived it.”
—Joseph D. Pistone, former F.B.I. undercover and author of Donnie Brasco
“A story that’s long overdue. McShane pulls no punches…a vivid picture of the last American gangster.”
—George Anastasia, bestselling author of Gotti’s Rules
Native New Yorker Larry McShane is a 35-year veteran city reporter, first with The Associated Press and currently with the New York Daily
News. The Seton Hall University graduate was a two-time AP New York State Staffer of the Year, and received awards for both feature writing and
breaking news coverage during his career. Chin is his second book.

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• Was he crazy—or crazy like a fox? Vinnie “Chin” Gigante, • Online advertising
acting head of the Genovese crime family, had law enforcement • Social media advertising and promotion
and F.B.I. experts trying to figure this out for decades. This book • Outreach to special interest groups
will answers the question once and for all.
• Until Chin, there had never been a book dedicated exclusively to
Vincent Gigante. His name and his nefarious deeds in the New
York Mafia have popped up in other mob books (especially
his plan to put a hit on John Gotti), but Chin is the first book to
examine Gigante’s life and crimes in detail.
• Author Larry McShane is a crime-beat journalist for the NY
Daily News and has gotten exclusive interviews with F.B.I.
agents, cops, and even some fellow wise guys who knew
Gigante—all here for the first time.
• This book appeals to fans of true crime, old-school gangsters,
and New York history.

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WHERE THE GHOSTS ARE
Hans Holzer
In this repackaged and reissued edition, the Father of Paranormal takes his readers
through more than fifty haunted and downright spooky spots in the U.S. and Great
Britain. He recounts his personal investigations of the ghosts in eerily fascinating
stories that will haunt readers long after they finish reading.

In these pages, paranormal researcher Hans Holzer documents more than fifty locations where he has personally investigated ghosts, often with
the assistance of a psychic. Complete with photos and details about each spectral phenomenon as well as the stories of the ghosts themselves,
this book tells who they were and why they are found in each location. Where the Ghosts Are allows you to visit such fascinating sites as:
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• America’s most haunted house, the California Whaley House • The haunted frigate U.S. Constellation in Baltimore Harbor
• The ghosts in New Jersey’s “Spy House” • The ghosts at St. Marks-in-the-Bouwerie in New York City
• The ghosts at the Octagon in Washington, D.C. • The ghosts of Longleat Palace, Bath, England
• Toronto’s haunted nightclub And many more

Praise for Hans Holzer and His Books Ghosts


Category: New Age
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3877-8
“The greatest ‘ghostbusting’ manual ever written.”
U.S./Canadian Price: $15.95/$17.95 —Dan Aykroyd
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Pages: 240
Life Beyond
Trim Size: 6 x 9 “Psychic investigator Holzer’s probe of the spirit world blends case histories of individuals who have lived
Spine Size: 19/32 previous lives with observations of others who have passed over. Holzer maintains that there are past
Pack: 48 lives and existence after death.”
SALES HISTORY —MidwestBookReview.com
Citadel Trade Paperback
More Where the Ghosts Are Ghost Hunter
12/01 (978-0-8065-2219-7) “Will give you a thrill and a chill.”
Hanz Holzer’s Psychic Yellow Pages —Cheyenne State Tribune
10/01 (978-0-8065-2302-6)
Window to the Past “Hans was the first academically trained researcher to define ghosts and ghostly activity for
1/93 (978-0-8065-1408-6) Parapsychology and his book, The Ghost Hunter (published in 1963), set the standard for understanding
PUBLISHING HISTORY and investigating that area of the paranormal.”
Citadel Trade Paperback —All About Paranormal
1/95 (978-0-8065-1626-4)
“Hans Holzer is a marvelous ghost hunter, who has added countless discoveries to the paranormal
fields.”
—Ghost Hunting Reviews
Hans Holzer (1920–2009) was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, before moving to the United States. He became fascinated by the
supernatural at an early age through the stories his uncle told him. His research took him to haunted houses all over the world, including the
notorious Long Island house that inspired the film The Amityville Horror. After earning a master’s degree in comparative religion and a doctorate
in parapsychology at the London College of Applied Science, he went on to teach parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology. He
was a Wiccan high priest as well as a vegan. Known as “the Father of the Paranormal,” he wrote over 140 books on psychic phenomena,
including Ghost Hunter, America’s Restless Ghosts, Ghosts I’ve Met, and Life Beyond. He wrote, produced, and appeared in a number of television
documentaries, including NBC’s In Search Of…He lived in New York City.

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• Includes over 50 black and white photos of haunted • Online and podcast advertising
houses, ships, castles, and other locations—all taken by • Publicity outreach for roundups coverage
the author himself. • Social media campaign
• Locations include California, Connecticut, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Texas, North
Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, as well as locations in the
British Isles and Europe.
• A paranormal researcher who wrote over 120 books on
supernatural and occult subjects and hosted the television
show Ghost Hunter, Hans Holzer is still known as the “Father
of Paranormal.”
• This supernatural reissue is perfectly timed for Halloween.

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ICED IN
Chris Turney
Iced In is the inside story of how an Antarctic exploration to study climate change
on the polar ice caps became a fight for survival and a worldwide media sensation,
written by the scientist who led the expedition.

“The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It’s basically Murphy’s Law on steroids…”
—Chris Turney
On Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy—the ship carrying earth scientist
Chris Turney and seventy-one others involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition—in a densely packed armada of sea ice, 1400 miles from
civilization. With the ship’s hull breached and steerage lost, the wind threatened to drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to

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pieces. If nearby floating icebergs picked up speed, they could cause a devastating collision, leaving little time to abandon ship and potentially
creating an environmental disaster. The forecast offered no relief—a blizzard was headed their way.
As Turney chronicles his modern-day ordeal, he revisits famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century
prior. His ship, Endurance, was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival on a vast and
treacherous icescape for two years. Turney also draws inspiration from Douglas Mawson, whose Antarctic explorations were equally legendary.
Category: Biography But for Turney the stakes were even higher— for unlike Shackleton or Mawson, he had his wife and children with him.
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3853-2
Yet there was another key difference: Shackleton and Mawson were completely cut off; Turney’s expedition was connected to the outside world
U.S./Canadian Price: $16.00/$17.95
Rights: US,CAN,OM through Twitter, YouTube, and Skype. Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched
Pages: 320 to reach the stranded ship. But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy?
Trim Size: 6 x 9 A taut 21st-century survival story, Iced In is also an homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit
Spine Size: 25/32 of adventure, joy in discovery, and will to live.
Pack: 36
Author’s Residence: Sydney, Australia Praise for Iced In
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3854-9 “An inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, Iced In: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica
PUBLISHING HISTORY is exceptionally well–written, organized and presented, making it unreservedly recommended for both
Citadel Hardcover community and academic library collections.”
10/17 (978-0-8065-3852-5)
—MidwestBookReview.com
“Traveling in the footsteps of the great explorers Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson, Turney draws
on records from their journeys, making comparisons versus his own struggle in this enjoyable armchair
adventure.”
—Booklist
“A classic adventure tale of a fight for survival. Turney’s account brings a chill to the spine.”
—Herald Sun, Melbourne
Earth scientist Chris Turney is the author of 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica; Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When
Things Happened; and Ice, Mud and Blood: The Science of When Things Happened. His numerous awards include the Sir Nicholas Shackleton
Medal for pioneering research into climate change (2007). He is currently Professor of Climate Change and Earth Science at the University of
New South Wales, Australia. Please visit his Websites christurney.com and intrepidscience.com.

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• Chris Turney is an award-winning scientist and a • Outreach to special interest groups and book clubs
world-renowned expert on environmental change. He is
• National print and online advertising
the recipient of the first Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal
for pioneering research for climate change and the Geological • Social media advertising and promotions
Society of London’s Bigsby Medal.
• Dr. Turney has contributed to The New York Times, The New
Scientist, and numerous other publications. He has an
international following on social media under Intrepid Science.
• He’s a regular contributor to various television series, including:
Man on Earth with Tony Robinson.
• His Antarctic expedition, which is the basis for Iced In, was
covered live on CNN’s Anderson Cooper Live in Times Square
on New Year’s Eve 2014.
• This edition of Iced In features a new epilogue by the author,
including updates on the continued political and scientific
impacts of the expedition.

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MY NAKED TRUTH
Adrien Finkel
Photographer and Hollywood executive Adrien Finkel’s My Naked
Truth Project started as a celebration of self-expression, and emotional
healing. It became a safe space for people to bare all—mind, body,
and soul. The experience transformed Finkel’s outlook on life and now,
in her debut book, she continues to ask the world: what’s your naked
truth?

In 2012, photographer and Hollywood executive Adrien Finkel turned her love of insightful quotes into a quest for hope
and meaning. Armed with nothing but a camera and a black marker, she began asking friends, family, and co-workers
to reveal what words moved and shaped them. The response she received was unexpected—timeless quotes were
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shared, personal confessions and advice flooded in, and total strangers wanted to get involved. My Naked Truth Project,
a photoblog celebrating self-expression and emotional healing, soon became a safe space for people to bare all—mind,
body, and soul. The experience transformed Finkel’s outlook on life. Now, in her debut book, she continues to ask the
world: What’s your truth?
Category: Inspirational
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3890-7 Intimate and empowering, My Naked Truth is a candid photo journey that encourages us to trust more deeply, open our
U.S./Canadian Price: $29.95/$32.95 hearts, and expose what matters most. All of us are searching for answers about what our purpose is and why we’re here.
Rights: World All of us have secrets to reveal. But when we share our hopes and fears with each other, we realize that none of us are
Pages: 224
ever really alone.
Trim Size: 8 x 7
Spine Size: 13/16
Pack: 36
Author’s Residence: Los Angeles, CA
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3892-1

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• Will appeal to readers of the bestselling Humans of New York • Advance reading copies
and PostSecret.com. • Print, online and podcast advertising
• Adrien has many celebrity contacts and many have already • Partnerships with select brands and non-profit organizations
promised their support for the book. Several Broadway • Author appearances
performers are photographed in the book. Contacts include:
Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudoph, Andy Samberg, Aimee • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and
Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Christy interview coverage
Altomare (Anastasia), Chris Redd (SNL). • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
• 200 full-color photos taken exclusively for this book content, and shareable images
• Will appeal to both people who buy photography books as well • Email and newsletter marketing
as those who buy books of affirmations • Outreach to special interest groups

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• Books on the Subway partnership and distribution

Adrien Finkel is a photographer, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles, California. When not
producing television, Adrien devotes her time to My Naked Truth Project, a visual catalog of quotes,
© Blake Clifton

personal confessions, and advice shared with her by friends and strangers. She has a degree in dramatic
performance and a French cooking certification. Discover more at mynakedtruthproject.com and follow
My Naked Truth Project on Facebook and Instagram.
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MOONSHINE
John Schlimm
White lightning, home brew, hooch. Whatever you call it, moonshine is the original
American rebel spirit. From its roots deep in the heart of Appalachia to becoming
today’s sipper of choice in backyards and at high-end lounges everywhere,
moonshine is now as patriotic as apple pie. An historical account as well as a
modern how-to guide, John Schlimm’s Moonshine buzzes readers through
everything there is to know about this iconic thirst-quencher, including over 100
infusions and cocktail recipes!

This ultimate must-have for aspiring moonshine connoisseurs, boozy history buffs, and party seekers everywhere is a buzz-worthy ride through
moonshine’s legendary history. From its roots in the hollows of Appalachia and keeping the good times flowing through Prohibition to its
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headlining status today as a pop culture icon, Moonshine tells the rip-roaring story of the moonshiners who became folk heroes for the ages and
how their batches of XXX endure as the favorite thirst-quencher of millions.
From trendy bars to backyard barbeques, the new golden age of moonshine is here. Now award-winning author John Schlimm delivers the
definitive tell-all about this elixir whose story embodies the growth of a nation and celebrates the immigrants who braved a new land to craft their
uniquely American Dream—one copper still at a time.
Category: NonFiction
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3919-5
While stirring the rebel in each of us, Moonshine also gives you a bootleg up on hosting get-togethers and parties with a dream stash of 100
U.S./Canadian Price: $26.00/$28.95 recipes for infusions and cocktails using moonshine as a main ingredient—Moonshine Monkey, Dirt Road Colada, Lemongrass & Mint Mojito,
Rights: World Smokey Mountain S’More, and many more. Plus, other fun-starters throughout the book include moonshine-themed playlists and a how-to for
Pages: 176 throwing an unforgettable moonshiner’s movie night.
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit proves once and for all that the best things in life still come in jugs and Mason jars.
Spine Size: 11/16
Pack: 40
Author’s Residence: St. Mary, PA
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3921-8

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• Includes 100 infusions and cocktails, making this book the • Advance reading copies
largest collection of moonshine recipes! • Print, online, and podcast advertising
• Moonshine is very versatile and appeals to both men and • Video advertising
women of many different backgrounds and interests. It spans • Brand partnerships
generations and political lines.
• Outreach to prominent food and drink festivals
• Moonshine contributed to many important historical events in the
colonial period as well as the advent of NASCAR. • On-site cocktail events and demos
• John Schlimm is from one of the country’s oldest and most • Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and
historic brewing families: Straub Brewery founded by John’s interview coverage
great-great-grandfather in the 1870s. • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways,
• John’s popular vegan and beer cookbooks have earned him bonus content, and shareable images

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devoted followings among food and beverage circles. • Email and newsletter marketing
• Full color and fully illustrated, Moonshine boasts one of the • Outreach to special interest groups
largest collections of historical moonshine photos ever published. • Books on the Subway partnership and distribution
• Moonshine is the perfect gift for almost anyone: history buffs,
cocktail and whiskey enthusiasts, the food-obsessed, the family
cook, and more!
• John is a regular contributor to several media publications
including The Huffington Post.

John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, award-winning writer, and a member of


one of the oldest and most historic brewing families in the U.S. (Straub Brewery, founded by his
great-great-grandfather in the 1870s). The consummate storyteller, John is a critically-acclaimed essayist
and author of 17 previous books, including his Christopher Award-winning memoir Five Years in Heaven
and several boozy cookbooks such as The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour, The Tipsy Vegan, and The
Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook, which is the largest beer cookbook ever published and was awarded
“Best Beer Book in the World” and “Best Beer Book in the U.S.” by Gourmand International. John has
appeared on such national media outlets as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bravo’s Watch What Happens
Live, NPR, Martha Stewart Living’s Everyday Food, The Splendid Table, QVC, and Fox & Friends. For
more information, please visit JohnSchlimm.com
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OWNING BIPOLAR
Michael G. Pipich, MS, LMFT
350 million people worldwide have bipolar disorder and there has not been an
up-to-date trade book for them in the last five years. From one of only a few
mental health professionals nationwide who is a specialist in bipolar disorder,
comes a comprehensive book for the millions of people and their families who
struggle with bipolar disorder, without resources to help them. Incorporating all
the latest research and the author’s unique Three-Phase Approach to treatment,
this accessible and encouraging guide is a vital companion for readers to help
them understand, treat, and live successfully with bipolar.

Knowledge is power, and grasping the basics of bipolar disorder can give you the power you need to detect it, accept it, and own the
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responsibility for treatment and lifelong disease management. With its three-phase approach, Owning Bipolar can help you and your loved ones
become experts at an illness that has called the shots in your life for too long. Now it’s time for you to take control.
• The Pre-stabilization phase and recognition: confronting the causes of bipolar and the effects, including depression, anxiety, loss of energy,
avoidance of responsibilities, and suicidal thoughts
• The Stabilization phase and acting on it: starting effective medication, accepting the disease, and treating different types of bipolar
Category: Psychology
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3879-2 • The Post-stabilization phase and living with it: undertaking long-term maintenance, accepting your new identity, and coming to terms with
U.S./Canadian Price: $16.00/$17.95 your responsibilities, and the responsibilities of your caregivers
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Pages: 256 Accessible and encouraging, and accented with empathetic first-hand stories from people who share the disorder, this book is a vital companion
Trim Size: 6 x 9 for readers to help them understand, treat, and live successfully with bipolar.
Spine Size: 5/8 Michael Pipich, MS, LMFT holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from California State University, Fullerton,
Pack: 44
and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has
Author’s Residence: Highlands, CO
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3880-8 treated a wide range of mental disorders and relationship problems in adults and adolescents for over 30 years. In addition to providing clinical
evaluations and psychotherapy, Michael has testified as an expert in many legal cases and has taught several graduate-level psychology courses
including psychopharmacology, addictions and counseling. He was selected as a Collaborating Investigator by the American Psychiatric Association,
performing clinical field trials for the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Michael is also a national
speaker on Bipolar Disorder and has been featured on radio and in print media on a variety of topics. Please visit MichaelPipich.com and
BipolarNetwork.com.

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• Of the few trade books available, all are five years old or older interview coverage
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• Michael Pipich, MS, LMFT is one of the few mental health • Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus
professionals who specializes in bipolar disorder. content, and shareable images
• He is the founder of BipolarNetwork.com, on online community • Email and newsletter marketing
for patients and families with bipolar disorder.
• Outreach to special interest groups
• He is often tapped as an expert in bipolar, and conducts
seminars and lectures on the subject across the country.

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IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE,
SAY IT IN YIDDISH
Lita Epstein
Lita Epstein offers a crash course in one of the most colorful languages ever spoken
in this wonderfully repackaged edition of If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Say it in
Yiddish. Taking the reader through the history and idioms of the language, this
humorous guide is the perfect addition to any library, both Jewish and Gentile.

Yiddish. It’s the most colorful language in the history of mankind. What other language gives you a whole dictionary of ways to tell someone to
drop dead? That schmuck who got promoted over you? Meigulgl zol er vern in a henglaykhter, by tog zol er hengen, un by nakht zol er brenen.

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(He should be transformed into a chandelier, to hang by day and to burn by night.) That soccer mom kibitzing on her cell phone and tying up
traffic? Shteyner zol zi hobn, nit keyn kinder. (She should have stones and not children.)
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Say It in Yiddish is the perfect glossary of Yiddish insults and curses, from the short and sweet to the whole
megillah (Khasene hobn zol er mit di malekh hamoves tokhter: He should marry the daughter of the Angel of Death.) Complete with hundreds
of the most creative insults for the putzes idiots and kvetchers more idiots of the world, this is an indispensable guide for Jews and Gentiles alike.
When it comes to cursing someone who sorely needs it, may you never be at a loss for words again.
Category: Judaica
Lita Epstein grew up around Yiddish. While her mother and aunts usually used Yiddish to discuss something they didn’t want the kids to
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3876-1
U.S./Canadian Price: $9.99/$10.99 know, its meaning gradually seeped through. This is her thirteenth book. She cannot promise it will be her last.
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Pages: 192
Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Spine Size: 15/32
Pack: 72
Author’s Residence:
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8065-3585-2
PUBLISHING HISTORY
Citadel Trade Paperback
4/06 (978-0-8065-2731-4)

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Donna Everhart Patricia Falvey Colleen Faulkner Colleen Faulkner Emily Foster
THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET THE GIRLS OF ENNISMORE WHAT MAKES A FAMILY FINDING GEORGINA HOW NOT TO LET GO
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Suzanne Gates T. Greenwood Gregory Harris Tessa Harris Sadie Hartwell


THE GLAMOROUS DEAD THE GOLDEN HOUR THE ENDICOTT EVIL THE SIXTH VICTIM A KNIT BEFORE DYING
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Donna Hill Debbie Howells Charlotte Hubbard Anna Lee Huber Lisa Jackson
A HOUSE DIVIDED THE BEAUTY OF THE END A MOTHER’S GIFT THIS SIDE OF MURDER ALMOST DEAD
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Lisa Jackson Carrie H. Johnson Lisa Renee Johnson Jeffe Kennedy Susan Kietzman
WITHOUT MERCY COLD FLASH DANGEROUS THE EDGE OF THE BLADE EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
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Sally Kilpatrick Camryn King Gary Kurz Cathy Lamb Shelly Laurenston
BLESS HER HEART STILETTO JUSTICE WHEN IS BUDDY NO PLACE I’D RATHER BE THE UNYIELDING
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Shelly Laurenston Mary Lawrence Ashton Lee Ashton Lee Wendy Lee
HOT AND BADGERED DEATH AT ST. VEDAST BOOK CLUB BABIES QUEEN OF THE COOKBOOKS THE ART OF CONFIDENCE
1-4967-1434-2 1-61773-714-3 1-4967-0580-7 1-4967-0578-5 1-61773-489-6
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Maureen Leurck Amy Lillard Catherine Lloyd Kelly Long; Jennifer Barbara Lynn-Davis
CICADA SUMMER KAPPY KING AND DEATH COMES TO THE FAIR Beckstrand; Lisa Jones Baker CASANOVA’S SECRET WIFE
1-4967-0652-8 THE PUPPY KAPER 1-4967-0206-9 THE AMISH 1-4967-1231-5
978-1-4967-0652-2 1-4201-4297-6 978-1-4967-0206-7 CHRISTMAS CANDLE 978-1-4967-1231-8
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Jonathan Maberry Meg Macy Ronald Malfi Mary Ann Marlowe Mary Ann Marlowe
BAD MOON RISING BEARLY DEPARTED BONE WHITE A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE SOME KIND OF MAGIC
1-4967-0541-6 1-4967-0963-2 1-4967-0388-X 1-4967-0808-3 1-4967-0806-7
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Alyssa Maxwell Alyssa Maxwell Alyssa Maxwell Leslie Meier Melinda Metz
MURDER MOST MALICIOUS MURDER AT ROUGH POINT A PINCH OF POISON HOLIDAY MURDER TALK TO THE PAW
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Fern Michaels Emma Miller Emma Miller Mary Monroe Mary Monroe
CELEBRATION PLAIN MISSING PLAIN CONFESSION EVERY WOMAN’S DREAM NEVER TRUST A STRANGER
1-4967-0915-2 1-4967-0646-3 1-4967-0648-X 1-61773-800-X 1-61773-806-9
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Mary B. Morrison Rosalind Noonan Ella Joy Olsen Jason Overstreet Cathy Pegau
JUST CAN’T LET GO PRETTY, NASTY, LOVELY WHERE THE THE STRIVERS’ ROW SPY MURDER ON
1-61773-076-9 1-4967-0802-4 SWEET BIRD SINGS 1-4967-1235-8 THE LAST FRONTIER
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Andrea Penrose Sue Pethick Sue Pethick Brandy Purdy Cydney Rax
MURDER ON BOOMER’S BUCKET LIST THE DOG WHO CAME TWO EMPRESSES REVENGE OF THE MISTRESS
BLACK SWAN LANE 1-4967-0904-7 FOR CHRISTMAS 0-7582-8893-X 1-4967-0142-9
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Cydney Rax Penny Richards Kim Michele Richardson Carmen Rita Paige Roberts
A SISTER’S SECRET THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS THE SISTERS NEVER TOO LATE VIRTUALLY PERFECT
1-4967-1539-X 1-4967-0604-8 OF GLASS FERRY 1-4967-0132-1 1-4967-1009-6
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Nan Rossiter Saundra Susan Holloway Scott Jacqueline Sheehan Sara Sheridan
SUMMER DANCE IF IT AIN’T ABOUT I, ELIZA HAMILTON THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE BRIGHTON BELLE
1-4967-0505-X THE MONEY 1-4967-1252-8 1-61773-898-0 1-4967-0120-8
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Sara Sheridan Ni-Ni Simone Ni-Ni Simone; Amir Abrams Ni-Ni Simone; Amir Abrams Rosemary Simpson
LONDON CALLING DEAR YVETTE HEELS, HEARTACHE DIVA’S DON’T CRY WHAT THE DEAD
1-4967-0124-0 0-7582-8776-3 & HEADLINES 0-7582-8858-1 LEAVE BEHIND
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Judy Reene Singer David O. Stewart Shelly Stratton Shelly Stratton Kiki Swinson; Saundra
IN THE SHADOW THE BABE RUTH DECEPTION THE HOUSE ON BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND DIRTY TRICKS
OF ALABAMA 1-4967-0202-6 HARBOR HILL 1-4967-1115-7 1-61773-945-6
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KiKi Swinson, Noire Kiki Swinson Harmony Verna Sandi Ward Tiffany L. Warren
BAD BEHAVIOR THE MARK BENEATH THE APPLE LEAVES THE ASTONISHING THING HER SECRET LIFE
1-61773-949-9 1-4967-1236-6 1-61773-943-X 1-4967-1111-4 1-4967-0872-5
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Eileen Watkins Eileen Watkins Shereé Whitfield Ellen Marie Wiseman T.E. Woods
THE BENGAL IDENTITY THE PERSIAN WIVES, FIANCÉES, AND THE LIFE SHE WAS GIVEN THE WRONG SISTER
1-4967-1058-4 ALWAYS MEOWS TWICE SIDE-CHICKS OF HOTLANTA 1-61773-449-7 1-4967-1274-9
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THE WHISPERED WORD HOME FOR CHRISTMAS IN THESE STREETS NOSTRAND AVENUE
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FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY THE GOLD PAWN IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE, OH MY STARS
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REMEMBRANCE A VINEYARD CHRISTMAS
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HEAD GAMES THE BLACK MARKET
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Noonan, Rosalind Tata, A.J.


THE SISTERS THE FIRE AND THE FURY
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OWNING BIPOLAR ICED IN
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SYCAMORE STREET SOMETHING WORTH SAVING
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EPIDEMIC OF THE LIVING DEAD THE OUTSIDE CHILD
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MOONSHINE FERAL ATTRACTION
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INSTANT TEMPTATION
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WHEN WINTER COMES
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STREET RAP
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Adams, Ellery, 66 Halloween Murder, 17 Pipich, Michael G., MS, LMFT, 92
Alexander, Sara, 8 Hard Night, 78 Price, Sarah, 46
Amish Christmas Letters, The, 46 Head Games, 7 Purls And Poison, 52
Angell, Kate, 36 Healing Justice, A, 30
Ashenden, Jackie, 78 Helm, Nicole, 28 R
Hill, Edwin, 4 Rax, Cydney, 81
B Hollis, Lee, 47 Remembrance, 26
Beckstrand, Jennifer, 46 Holzer, Hans, 86 Roberts, Paige, 33
Benson, Michael, 84 Home for Christmas, 32 Ross, Barbara, 47
Berry, Tamara, 53 How to Knit a Murder, 69 Running Scared, 60
Black, Lisa, 3 Huber, Anna Lee, 39 Russo, John, 18
Black Market, The, 71 Hugo, Lynne, 34
Bolton, Ginger, 11 S
Bryant, Niobia, 41 I Santa’s On His Way, 28
Burns, V.M., 80 Iced In, 87 Schlimm, John, 90
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Say it in Yiddish, 93 Séances are for Suckers, 53
C In These Streets, 82 Shalvis, Jill, 42
Canadeo, Anne, 13, 52 Instant Temptation, 42 Shannon, V.A., 56
Carmine the Snake, 84 She’ll Take It, 16
Carter, Mary, 16 J Silver Anniversary Murder, 22
Castile, Zoey, 9 Jackson, Lisa, 28, 60 Sinclair, Shaun, 40
Catered Cat Wedding, A, 24 Jasper, Kenji, 14 Simpson, Rosemary, 62, 68
Chamberlin, Holly, 32 Sisters, The, 74
Chandlar, L.A., 38 K Sister’s Survival, A, 81
Chin, 85 Kilpatrick, Sally, 43 Something Worth Saving, 54
Christmas Cake Murder, 20 King, Camryn, 64 Street Rap, 40
Cole, Alyssa, 58 Knit to Kill, 13 Stripped, 9
Coldwater Warm Hearts Christmas, A, 45 Stone, Jean, 44
Coloring Crook, The, 76 L Storm Rising, 70
Crawford, Isis, 24 Lamb, Cathy, 72 Suffer the Children, 3
Last House on Sycamore Street, The, 33 Sugar Cookie Murder, 65
D Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets, 68 Swinson, Kiki, 71
Dark Winter, 48 Levine, Laura, 19
Dating By the Book, 75 Lies that Comfort and Betray, 62 T
Davis, Krista, 76 Little Comfort, 4 Tata, A.J., 48
Davis, Patricia, 46 Lloyd, Catherine, 61 Testament of Harold’s Wife, The, 34
Dailey, Janet, 2 Texas Free, 2
Death By Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake, 63 M Treacherous is the Night, 39
Death Comes to the School, 61 Man She Married, The, 72 Triple Threat, 64
Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge, 19 Marlowe, Mary Ann, 75 Turney, Chris, 87
Devious Death, A, 79 Maxwell, Alyssa, 79
Dimatteo, Frank, 84 McKevett, G.A., 50 U
Driscoll, Sara, 70 McShane, Larry, 85 Unconditional Freedom, An, 58
Dunnett, Kaitlyn, 51 Meier, Leslie, 17, 22, 47
Mistress for Hire, 41 V
E Monroe, Mary, 26 Vineyard Christmas, A, 44
Eddings, Lexi, 45 Moonshine, 90 von Kreisler, Kristin, 30
Ellicot, Jessica, 12, 25 Morrison, Mary B., 7
Ellis, Shelly, 82 Murder Flies the Coop, 25 W
Epidemic of the Living Dead, 18 Murder in an English Village, 12 Ward, Sandi, 54
Epstein, Lita, 93 Murder in Her Stocking, 50 Warren, Tiffany L., 15
Murder in the Oval Library, 6 Watkins, Eileen, 37
F Murder Wears Mittens, 10 When Winter Comes, 56
Feral Attraction, 37 My Naked Truth, 88 Where the Ghosts Are, 85
Finkel, Adrien, 88 Whispered Word, The, 66
Finz, Stacy, 28 N
Fluke, Joanne, 20, 65 No Kissing Under the Boardwalk, 36 Y
Four Hundred and Fourty Steps to the Sea, 8 Noonan, Rosalind, 74 Yates, Maisey, 28
Nostrand Avenue, 14 Yule Log Murder, 47
G Novel Art of Murder, The, 80
Gleason, C.M., 6
Gold Pawn, The, 38 O
Goldenbaum, Sally, 10, 69 Oh My Stars, 43
Goodbye Cruller World, 11 Outisde Child, The, 15
Graves, Sarah, 63 Overkilt, 51
Owning Bipolar, 92

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