Taking a position with the Ystad police force shortly after graduating, Linda Wallander, the daughter of veteran inspector Kurt Wallender, struggles with their contentious relationship before becoming embroiled in the case of a childhood friend, who has inexplicably disappeared. By the author of The Return of the Dancing Master. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
In the wake of a series of murders by a killer who has been using a century-old German handgun, Cape Town police captain Mat Joubert struggles with personal demons while trying to identify a link between three victims. By the author of Heart of the Hunter. 30,000 first printing.
In 1939 Paris, the murders of an Italian political émigré—editor of a clandestine newspaper opposing Italian facism—and the wife of a French politician by OVRA, Mussolini's secret police, brings new danger to his successor, Carlo Weisz, who finds himself the target of OVRA, MI6, Stalin's NKVD, and Hitler's Gestapo as the war in Europe escalates. 60,000 first printing.
Empress Wu, China's only female emperor, rises from a humble clan and position of concubine to brave the intrigues, betrayal, and violence of the court to become the first Empress of China during the great Tang dynasty in seventh-century China.
A meditative novel of a young boy on the cusp of adulthood follows a single year in the life of thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he grows up in what is for him the sleepiest village in Worcestershire, England, in 1982. By the aauthor of Cloud Atlas. 50,000 first printing.
Fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, Carla heads for Mexico to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would-be revolutionaries.
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.
A work combining fiction and history in a collaboration that encompasses fifty years gives readers a glimpse into the realities upon which America's modern culture is based and explores the complex relationship between "waste analyst" Nick Shay and artist Klara Sax
The rise and fall of the American Dream provide the backdrop for the story of Swede Levov, a prosperous New Jersey man and grandson of immigrants, whose fanatical daughter bombs a post office in 1968. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
Discovering a dead body at a lake near the Canadian border, twelve-year-old Mees Kipp inexplicably brings the man back to life and realizes that she possesses an extraordinary gift that irrevocably shapes the lives of Mees, her two friends, and their community. By the author of Versailles. Reprint.