When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their dead father's papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. The Sorrows of an American tells the story of the Davidsen family as brother and sister uncover its secrets and unbandage its wounds in the year following their father's funeral.
With her perfect life in ruins after her husband, Frank, is arrested for accounting fraud, landscape designer and mystery novel enthusiast Pat Foy joins forces with two old friends, both mystery novelists, to help her make it up to victims of the crime.
A highly trained security guard whose life is falling apart—he is dangerously in debt to a loan shark and has become the target of the infamous Rat Burglar, who steals stolen artworks and returns them to the rightful owners—Otto Starks is drawn into an entertaining heist by Charlie Izzo, an art history professor and the woman he loves. Original.
The son of working-class parents, Corey Sifter is befriended by the wealthy Metarey family, a politically powerful dynasty in New York, and becomes an aide to New York senator Henry Bonwiller as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination during the Nixon era, until a crime is committed and Corey is forced to reconcile his role in the complex drama. 100,000 first printing.
A tale inspired by the true unsolved disappearance of actress Jean Spangler in 1949 finds former stenographer and OSS spy Lily Kessler secretly investigating the murder of a Hollywood starlet, a case that is further complicated when other aspiring actresses meet a similar demise. By the author of Sugar Skull. Simultaneous. 25,000 first printing.
"The whims of politics are at the fore of Guillermo Vincente Vidal's memoir, in which young boys become men in the shadow of revolution and personal turmoil. Vidal writes about his family's participation in events that forever altered U.S.-Cuban relations after an effort to free children from the threat of Communist rule sparked Operation Peter Pan. From chance encounters with Fidel Castro and Robert F. Kennedy to life in a dismal Catholic orphanage in Colorado, Vidal perseveres to embrace life as a proud and successful Cuban American. His account is a poignant story of forgiveness and the joy of returning home"—P.  of cover.
Traumatized detective Cassie Maddox struggles in her career and relationship with Sam O'Neill while investigating the unsettling murder of a young woman whose name matches an alias Cassie had used as an undercover officer.
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new—white—student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.If Drew Lawson is going to play college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new white student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.
Written shortly before and left unfinished at the time of his death and published for the first time, a masterful novel by the author of Native Son explores one man's conflict over his dual roles as a black police officer and father, especially after he begins to suspect that his son is a murderer. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Thirty-five years after a devastating accident that irrevocably shapes the lives of six people, a pair of redemption-seeking survivors reaches out to one another in an effort that is compromised by a fellow survivor's release from prison.
When a French archaeologist who has come to Istanbul looking for ancient Greek artifacts turns up dead, Yashim, an intelligence agent and a eunuch, becomes the main suspect and finds himself investigating a secret society and exploring the city's ancient waterworks to clear his name. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
In a personal meditation on family, war, and memory, the author re-imagines the lives of her parents if World War I had not happened, and also relates the facts of their lives in the wake of the war's devastation.
Omar Yussef, a history teacher at a UN school in the West Bank, manages to stay away from all the violence surrounding him, until a former pupil, George Saba, a Palestinian Christian accused of collaborating with the Israelis, is charged with murder, and Omar, unable to believe in his guilt, decides to investigate the case for himself. A first novel. Reprint.