Exciting 2017 Spring/Summer Titles

 

‘Simply glorious. Every nook and cranny of 1930s Singapore is brought richly to life, without ever getting in the way of a classic puzzle plot. But what’s a setting without a jewel? Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I’ve met in a long while’Catriona McPherson

“Charming and fascinating with great authentic feel. Ovidia Yu’s teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels” — Rhys Bowen

“A new book by Ovidia Yu is always a treat; a new series is an occasion for rejoicing“— SJ Rozan

“The Frangipani Tree Mystery transports readers to 1930’s Singapore, with compelling suspects, a page-turning plot, and an engaging, witty sleuth. Immersive and intriguing from the opening page to the satisfying end” — Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori Mysteries

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Globe and Mail bestseller, The Color of Our Sky’s starred review from Library Journal,  says, “under Trasi’s deft hand a satisfying intersection of the stories emerges, with an emotional tone that resonates after the final page is turned.”

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songs-of-the-baka

Kirkus Reviews mention:

“Travel dispatches that offer a rare perspective on a world few see so intimately”

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where-jasmine-blooms

Kirkus Reviews says

“Rich with culture, Warah’s debut novel deftly intertwines… three women’s tales of longing and sacrifice. A heartfelt journey to discover the joys of family and home”

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third-squad

“Kumar evokes [Mumbai] with lyrical prose.”
Publishers Weekly

Included in Publishers Weekly’s Crime Fiction feature on police corruption and brutality.

“A melancholy cop’s obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg as he leads a two-fisted team determined to clean up Mumbai’s mean streets…Kumar’s style, blunt but often by turns poetic and droll, is arresting…As unusual as it is compelling, this entry lays the groundwork for an entertaining series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gripping thriller…Kumar has created some thoroughly intriguing characters…but the most fascinating of Kumar’s characters is Mumbai itself–enormous, crowded, hyperactive, roiling, stunningly rich and grindingly poor, and teeming with almost unfathomable energy. International-crime fans should flock to this one.”
Booklist

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duplicity

“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.” —Library Journal

“Haseldine uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

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dryland
“A brave, honest, adventurous memoir that keeps you turning pages as Bercaw travels around the world and rediscovers what it really means to win… at life”
-Leigh Newman, author STILL POINTS NORTH
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“Andrew Ginsburg is a fitness god and a comic genius. So it’s no shock that his health book is a hilarious, straightforward, and refreshing myth buster that stands out sharply against today’s garbage pile of get-fit-quick nonsense. Pumping Irony owns the Venn Diagram intersection of blisteringly funny and seriously good for you.”
– Shane Snow, GQ contributor and bestselling author of Smartcuts