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The Red Road

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February 2014 Hardcover

Denise Mina, The Red Road

978-0-316-18851-7, $26.00

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Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Mark Lynch ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she’s known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Lynch’s trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells.

When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who’s expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who’s spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that’s before she even gets to her family issues.

THE RED ROAD is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that “If you don’t love Denise Mina, you don’t love crime fiction.” (Val McDermid)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Mina is the author of Gods and BeastsThe End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She also writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer. Mina lives in Glasgow.

Publicity Contact: Marlena Bittner, marlena.bittner@hbgusa.com

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet

February 2014 Hardcover

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast

978-0-316-23002-5, $28.00

DESCRIPTION

The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman’s groundbreaking Blood Sugar Solution program, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET presents strategies for reducing insulin levels and producing fast and sustained weight loss. Dr. Hyman explains how to: activate your natural ability to burn fatespecially belly fat; reduce inflammation; reprogram your metabolism; shut off your fat-storing genes; de-bug your digestive system; create effortless appetite control; and soothe the stress to shed the pounds. With practical tools designed to achieve optimum wellness, including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice on green living, supplements, medication, exercise, and more, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Hyman, MD, was co-medical director of Canyon Ranch for ten years, and is now the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution, Ultrametabolism, The Ultramind Solution, and The Ultrasimple Diet, and coauthor of Ultraprevention.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, Elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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Gods and Beasts: A Novel

February 2013 Hardcover

Denise Mina, Gods and Beasts: A Novel

978-0-316-18852-4, $25.99

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It’s the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two.

DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather-a life-long campaigner for social justice-is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Mina is the author of The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.

Publicity Contact: Marlena Bittner, marlena.bittner@hbgusa.com

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Wise Men: A Novel

February 2013 Hardcover

Stuart Nadler, Wise Men: A Novel

978-0-316-12648-9, $25.99

DESCRIPTION

Hilly Wise is the son of one of the most powerful and wealthy lawyers in the United States. When Hilly meets Savannah, a young black girl on the beach at Cape Cod during the summer of 1952, his affection for her collides with his father’s secrets. The result shatters his family, and hers.

Years later, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, and to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his sense of guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity? A multi-generational story about love and regret, the evolving struggle for racial dignity, and the crushing weight of familial obligation, WISE MEN confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. He is the author of the story collection The Book of Life.

Publicity Contact: Marlena Bittner, marlena.bittner@hbgusa.com

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Alex Cross, Run

February 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson, Alex Cross, Run

978-0-316-09751-2, $28.99

DESCRIPTION Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he’s made sure that no one will recognize him—by giving himself a new face. 

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he’s called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex’s investigations are going nowhere, and he’s too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him—and will stop at nothing until he’s dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, ALEX CROSS, RUN is James Patterson’s ultimate thrill ride.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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The Pretty One

February 2013 Hardcover

Lucinda Rosenfeld, The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters

978-0-316-21355-4, $24.99

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Perfect. Pretty. Political. For nearly forty years, The Hellinger sisters of Hastings-on-Hudson-namely, Imperia (Perri), Olympia (Pia), and Augusta (Gus)—have played the roles set down by their loving but domineering mother Carol. Perri, a mother of three, rules her four-bedroom palace in Westchester with a velvet fist, managing to fold even fitted sheets into immaculate rectangles. Pia, a gorgeous and fashionable Chelsea art gallery worker, still turns heads after becoming a single mother via sperm donation. And Gus, a fiercely independent lawyer and activist, doesn’t let her break-up from her girlfriend stop her from attending New Year’s Day protests on her way to family brunch.

But the Hellinger women aren’t pulling off their roles the way they once did. Perri, increasingly filled with rage over the lack of appreciation from her recently unemployed husband Mike, is engaging in a steamy text flirtation with a college fling. Meanwhile Pia, desperate to find someone to share in the pain and joy of raising her three-year-old daughter Lola, can’t stop fantasizing about Donor #6103. And Gus, heartbroken over the loss of her girlfriend, finds herself magnetically drawn to Jeff, Mike’s frat boy of a little brother. Each woman is unable to believe that anyone, especially her sisters, could understand what it’s like to be her. But when a freak accident lands their mother to the hospital, a chain of events is set in motion that will send each Hellinger sister rocketing out of her comfort zone, leaving her to wonder:  was this the role she was truly born to play?

With The Pretty One, author Lucinda Rosenfeld does for siblings what she did for female friendship in I’m So Happy for You, turning her wickedly funny and sharply observant eye on the pleasures and punishments of lifelong sisterhood.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of the novels What She Saw…, Why She went Home, and I’m So Happy For You. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Creative Non-Fiction, Slate.com, Glamour, and other magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two young daughters.

Publicity Contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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PRIVATE GAMES

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FEBRUARY 2012 HARDCOVER 

Private Games
James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
978-0316-20682-2, $27.99

Private, the world’s most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect over 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries.

The opening ceremony is still hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Nigel Steele, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games’ organizing committee and his mistress have been killed. It’s clear that it wasn’t a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution.

Newspaper reporter Karen Pope receives a letter from a person who calls himself Cronus claiming responsibility for the murders. He also proclaims that he will restore the Olympics to their ancient glory and will destroy all who have corrupted the games with lies, cheating, and greed. Karen immediately hires Private to examine the letter, and she and Nigel uncover a criminal genius who won’t stop until he’s ended the games for good. “America’s #1 storyteller” (Forbes) delivers an exhilarating, action-packed thriller that brings the splendor and emotion of the Olympics to a wildly powerful climax.
           
About the author: James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past 25 years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Mark Sullivan is the author of eight mystery and suspense novels, including Rogue, forthcoming in October 2012. He lives in Montana with his wife and sons.

Publicity contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION

FEBRUARY 2012 HARDCOVER

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!
Mark Hyman, MD
978-0-316-12737-0, $27.99

Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman’s scientifically based program for preventing and reversing the number one cause of obesity and chronic disease.

In The Blood Sugar Solution, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness—nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind—and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, The Blood Sugar Solution is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

About the Author: Mark Hyman, MD, is the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is also the author of The Ultramind Solution and co-author of Ultraprevention. He lives in Lenox, MA.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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WILD THING: A NOVEL

FEBRUARY 2012 HARDCOVER

Wild Thing: A Novel
Josh Bazell
978-0-316-03219-3, $25.99

Former mob hitman Dr. Brnwa is on the case—and on the run—in the electrifying sequel to the bestseller Beat the Reaper.

It’s hard to find work as a doctor when using your real name will get you killed. So hard that when a reclusive billionaire offers Dr. Peter Brown, aka Pietro Brnwa, a job accompanying a sexy but self-destructive paleontologist on the world’s worst field assignment, Brown has no real choice but to say yes. Even if it means that an army of murderers, mobsters, and international drug dealers—not to mention the occasional lake monster—are about to have a serious Pietro Brnwa problem. Facing new and old monsters alike, Dr. Brnwa’s story continues in this darkly funny and lightning-paced follow up to Josh Bazell’s bestselling debut.

About the Author: Josh Bazell holds a BA in writing from Brown University and an MD from Columbia. He lives in New York.

Publicity Tour: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan,  sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVERThe Terror Of Living: A NovelUrban WaiteISBN:978-0-316-09789-5;$24.99
A brilliant debut literary thriller: two men on opposite sides of the law are drawn into a terrifying chase.Phil Hunt runs a struggling horse farm with his wife in Washington State. Out of prison for 20 years, he sustains the life he’s chosen by guiding occasional illicit deliveries through the mountain passes he’s known since birth. Deputy Bobby Drake is newly married and has nearly succeeded in escaping the shadow of his father, also a lawman, who augmented his earnings in the same covert trade as Hunt.Drake and Hunt cross paths in the mountains near the border—a delivery gone awry. Hunt escapes Drake’s grasp, but soon his suppliers unleash a terrifying hired killer to reclaim what’s theirs, and all three men are engaged in a frightening chase. Relentless,  authentic,and gorgeously written, THE TERROR OF LIVING heralds the arrival of a fiercely talented writer.
About the author: Urban Waite, 29 years old, attended the University of Washington and studied writing at Western Washington University and Emerson. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife. THE TERROR OF LIVING is his first novel.

FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

The Terror Of Living: A Novel
Urban Waite
ISBN:978-0-316-09789-5;$24.99

A brilliant debut literary thriller: two men on opposite sides of the law are drawn into a terrifying chase.

Phil Hunt runs a struggling horse farm with his wife in Washington State. Out of prison for 20 years, he sustains the life he’s chosen by guiding occasional illicit deliveries through the mountain passes he’s known since birth. Deputy Bobby Drake is newly married and has nearly succeeded in escaping the shadow of his father, also a lawman, who augmented his earnings in the same covert trade as Hunt.
Drake and Hunt cross paths in the mountains near the border—a delivery gone awry. Hunt escapes Drake’s grasp, but soon his suppliers unleash a terrifying hired killer to reclaim what’s theirs, and all three men are engaged in a frightening chase. Relentless,  authentic,and gorgeously written, THE TERROR OF LIVING heralds the arrival of a fiercely talented writer.

About the author: Urban Waite, 29 years old, attended the University of Washington and studied writing at Western Washington University and Emerson. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife. THE TERROR OF LIVING is his first novel.

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FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER
Georgia Bottoms: A NovelMark ChildressISBN:978-0-316-03304-6; $24.99From the author of Crazy in Alabama comes a hilarious and heartfelt story about a socialite with an unusual secret.Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle. Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia’s case it is six well-heeled lovers— one for each day of the week, with Mondays off—none of whom knows about the others. But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In GEORGIA BOTTOMS, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellioushuman heart.
Tour: Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus,Charleston, Columbia, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Mobile, Dayton, Jackson, Oxford, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Huntsville, Raleigh, Miami, Tampa, Sarasota and Charlotte
About the author: Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of six previous novels and three books for children. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida.

FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

Georgia Bottoms: A Novel
Mark Childress
ISBN:978-0-316-03304-6; $24.99

From the author of Crazy in Alabama comes a hilarious and heartfelt story about a socialite with an unusual secret.

Georgia Bottoms is known in her small community of Six Points, Alabama, as a beautiful, well-to-do, and devoutly Baptist Southern belle. Nobody realizes that the family fortune has long since disappeared, and a determinedly single woman like Georgia needs an alternative, and discreet, means of income. In Georgia’s case it is six well-heeled lovers— one for each day of the week, with Mondays off—none of whom knows about the others. But when the married preacher who has been coming to call (Saturdays) decides to confess their affair in front of the whole congregation, Georgia must take drastic measures to stop him. In GEORGIA BOTTOMS, Mark Childress proves once again his unmistakable skill for combining the hilarious and the absurd to reveal the inner workings of the rebellious
human heart.

Tour: Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus,Charleston, Columbia, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Mobile, Dayton, Jackson, Oxford, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Huntsville, Raleigh, Miami, Tampa, Sarasota and Charlotte

About the author: Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama. He is the author of six previous novels and three books for children. He has lived in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, California, Costa Rica, and currently lives in Key West, Florida.

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FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER13, Rue Thérèse: A NovelElena Mauli ShapiroISBN: 978-0-316-08328-7; $23.99An American professor in Paris falls in love with two women, one of whom he can only imagine, in this magical debut.As he settles into his new office in Paris, American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of century-old artifacts. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. Trevor begins to piece together the story of Louise’s life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Térèse. As he becomes enamored with the charming,feisty Louise of his imagination, he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: his clerk Josiànne, who planted the mysterious box in his office, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.
About the author: Elena Mauli Shapiro was raised in Paris, France, and has earned degrees from Stanford University and Mills College. She now lives in the Bay Area and still treasures the mysterious objects found in her childhood home.

FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

13, Rue Thérèse: A Novel
Elena Mauli Shapiro
ISBN: 978-0-316-08328-7; $23.99

An American professor in Paris falls in love with two women, one of whom he can only imagine, in this magical debut.

As he settles into his new office in Paris, American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of century-old artifacts. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. Trevor begins to piece together the story of Louise’s life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Térèse. As he becomes enamored with the charming,feisty Louise of his imagination, he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: his clerk Josiànne, who planted the mysterious box in his office, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.

About the author: Elena Mauli Shapiro was raised in Paris, France, and has earned degrees from Stanford University and Mills College. She now lives in the Bay Area and still treasures the mysterious objects found in her childhood home.

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FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER Stuntman!My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking,Death-Defying Hollywood LifeBy Hal NeedhamISBN:978-0-316-07899-3; $25.99Hollywood’s highest-paid stuntman of the 1960s and ’70s and director of Smokey and the Bandit tells extraordinary stories from his high-speed life. The incomparable, indestructible Hal Needham broke 56 bones and his ack—twice—as a stuntman in movies and TV shows like Mission: Impossible and The French Connection. He hung upside down from an airplane in The Spirit of St. Louis and jumped between galloping horses in Little Big Man. He taught John Wayne how really to throw a punch. When his stunt career working with the likes of Kirk Douglas and Steve McQueen was over, Needham’s adventures continued. He directed the classics Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run, starring his roommate Burt Reynolds. He owned the Skoal Bandit NASCAR team and the Budweiser Rocket Car, which broke the sound barrier. In STUNTMAN!, Needham shares all the outrageous stories that could only come from a man who earned a living risking his life.
About the author: Hal Needham was an innovator in the stunt world and worked on more than 4,500 television episodes and 310 films. He won an Emmy® and an Academy Award® and currently resides in Los Angeles and Colorado.

FEBRUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

Stuntman!
My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking,Death-Defying Hollywood Life
By Hal Needham
ISBN:978-0-316-07899-3; $25.99

Hollywood’s highest-paid stuntman of the 1960s and ’70s and director of Smokey and the Bandit tells extraordinary stories from his high-speed life.

The incomparable, indestructible Hal Needham broke 56 bones and his ack—twice—as a stuntman in movies and TV shows like Mission: Impossible and The French Connection. He hung upside down from an airplane in The Spirit of St. Louis and jumped between galloping horses in Little Big Man. He taught John Wayne how really to throw a punch. When his stunt career working with the likes of Kirk Douglas and Steve McQueen was over, Needham’s adventures continued. He directed the classics Smokey and the Bandit and The Cannonball Run, starring his roommate Burt Reynolds. He owned the Skoal Bandit NASCAR team and the Budweiser Rocket Car, which broke the sound barrier. In STUNTMAN!, Needham shares all the outrageous stories that could only come from a man who earned a living risking his life.

About the author: Hal Needham was an innovator in the stunt world and worked on more than 4,500 television episodes and 310 films. He won an Emmy® and an Academy Award® and currently resides in Los Angeles and Colorado.

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