Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigates the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler, a quest that takes her across Europe and into the pasts of her father and his mentor. A first novel. 300,000 first printing.
When Lord Geoffroy Loveall finds an abandoned baby, he treats the child as the daughter he has always wanted, despite the male gender of the child, who grows up desperately conflicted in the richest home in nineteenth-century England. A first novel.
Frado, a mixed-race girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of her black father, takes a job as a servant to a lower middle-class white family in the North, only to encounter a world of abuse and abandonment.
In a detective story set against the backdrop of Hemingway's Cuba, the discovery of the skeletal remains of the victim of a forty-year-old murder on the Havana estate of Ernest Hemingway, draws ex-cop Mario Conte back into the game to investigate a crime with roots in Hemingway's Cuba four decades earlier.
Meeting on New Year's Eve on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination infamous as a last stop for suicidal people, a television talk-show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother share the stories about their circumstances and decisions. By the author of How to Be Good. 175,000 first pirnting.
A disparate group of men and women confronts their own indivudual moral crises, fears, and physical dangers as they work to alleviate the hardships and suffering caused by civil war and famine in contemporary Sudan.
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
When the mutilated body of a CIA agent is discovered in District 8 and the killer appears to be a local working girl, Sonchai searches for the truth amid a cover-up orchestrated by his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn, involving Al Qaeda, bad cops, military intrigue, and a cadre of dangerous men. By the author of Bangkok 8. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
David Mitchell, author of Number9Dream, recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a 19th century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.
When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board thinking that pirate life will be great, but when he finds out that pirates don't get bedtime stories or tucking in at night, he reconsiders he decision. Children's BOMC. 75,000 first printing.
In the sequel to Time's Eye, a modern-day woman hurtled into the midst of the turmoil stumbles upon a mysterious portal that links back to the Firstborn, omnipotent beings responsible for the upheaval of history and the creators of the notorious black monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey. 55,000 first printing.