Spring 2001 Book List
Edited by Laurele Riippa. Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Charles Hix, Julia Moberg, Karole Riippa and Bella Stander. -- 1/22/01
First &Collections | Mystery &Suspense | Science Fiction &Fantasy
Heart of the Old Country (Apr., $14.95) by Tim McLoughlin. A 19-year-old in Brooklyn chooses between college and local organized crime.
Fast Eddie, King of the Bees (July, $13.95) by Robert Arellano. An abandoned child hustles on the mean streets of near-future Boston.
Plain Brown Wrapper (July, $13) by Karen Grigsby Bates. L.A. Standard columnist Alex Powell is on the trail of a killer who would like nothing better than to make Alex's next story her obit. Advertising. 2-city author tour.
Cyclone Blues (Apr., $17.50) by Chris Cocks. Murder and vengeance follow two star-crossed lovers in southern Africa.
We're So Famous (Apr., $14.95) by Jaime Clarke. Three talentless girls seek celebrity.
Dark (June, $14) by Kenji Jasper is an African-American coming-of-age story in urban America.
DELINGER'S PUBLISHERS LTD
County (Apr., $15.95) by Marcus Magallanes focuses on one doctor's journey from internship to residency at an L.A. county hospital.
11:9 (dist. by Interlink)
The Tin Man (Mar., $12.95) by Martin Shannon. At 33, J opens a time capsule he made at age eight.
The Wolfclaw Chronicles (Mar., $12.95) by Tom Bryan. A band of ecoterrorists embarks on a series of symbolic acts.
Princess June (Mar., $14.95) by Veronica Lee. Abandoned by her mother and abused by her father, a girl tries to find respectability in an American enclave in Seoul, Korea.
Metes and Bounds (July; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Jay Quinn. Matt, a gay 18-year-old, comes of age while living with his surfer uncle.
Kit's Law (May, $13) by Donna Morrissey. A mentally retarded mother and her illegitimate daughter cope with life's harshness on the outer banks of Newfoundland. Author tour.
The Bostons (June, $12) by Carolyn Cooke. In these stories, Boston vacationers invade a coastal Maine town. Author tour.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Book of Changes (Apr., $14.95) by R.H.W. Dillard. A murder investigation travels from Romania to Scotland and then to tenements in Newark, N.J. Advertising.
The Veritas Conflict (Apr., $14.99) by Shaunti Feldhahn. A naïve college student combats satanic forces at work in her once-Christian school, Harvard University.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Her Daughter's Eyes (May, $14) by Jessica Barksdale Inclan. A girl's pregnancy transforms the lives of everyone around her.
NEW RIVERS PRESS
Nice Girls and Other Stories (Apr., $14.95) by Cezarija Abartis. Cultural and romantic minefields await girls and women in the 1950s and '60s. Advertising. Author tour.
Dry Roots (July, $14.95) by Laura Pritchett. Interconnected stories portray a family living in a small ranching community at the foot of the Rockies. Advertising. Author tour.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
The Sweetheart Is In (Apr., $17.95) by S.L. Wisenberg. Stories detail the power and fragility of human relationships.
American Son (May, $13) by Brian Ascalon Roley. Two Filipino brothers are adrift in contemporary California. Author publicity.
The Salt Letters (July, $12) by Christine Balint. In 1854, a refined young Englishwoman sails for untamed Australia. Author publicity.
The Foreigner (June, $12.95) by Meg Castaldo. Apartment-sitting for her uncle in New York City, a 20-year-old woman befriends the foreigner next door, who is subsequently found dead.
Georgia Under Water (May, $13.95) by Heather Sellers. Georgia, an adolescent in Florida, is the subject of these linked stories. Advertising. Author tour.
The Nature of Water and Air (May, $13) by Regina McBride. A young Irish woman yearning for her mother's elusive love wins the affection of a handsome man. Author tour.
SERIF (dist. by Interlink)
The Fabulists (Mar., $14.95) by Philip Casey. Dubliners Tess and Mungo invent fabulous exotic and sexual tales about themselves.
Pipe Dream (July, $13.95) by Solomon Jones. When the next mayor of Philadelphia is murdered, four drug addicts are pursued for the crime they did not commit. Author tour.
Adios Muchachos (May, $13.95) by Daniel ChavarrÃa. A smart prostitute in Havana and her handsome client hatch a get-rich-quick scheme in this noir novel.
ALLISON &BUSBY (dist. by IPM)
Modern Love (May, $15.95) by Paul Magrs follows a family through 25 years of secrets, betrayals and murder.
Reprint: Anonymous Rex: A Detective Story (Mar., $12.95) by Eric Garcia.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
The Crossword Connection (July, $12) by Nero Blanc is another entry in the crossword murder series.
Reprint: Death from the Woods (Apr., $12) by Brigitte Aubert.
The Perfect Persecution (May, $12.99) by James R. Lucas imagines a world where the devaluation of human life turns the culture into a nightmare.
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (Apr., $11.95), edited by Michael Hemmingson, includes work by Erle Stanley Gardner and John Grisham.
Pulp Masters (July, $14), edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, is packed with hard-boiled crime writing. 30,000 first printing.
Blind Side: A Connor Westphal Mystery (Apr., $12.95) by Penny Warner. The feisty, deaf publisher solves the murders of humans and amphibians during the Calaveras County Frog Jumping contest. A Perseverance Press Mystery.
DELINGER'S PUBLISHERS LTD
Death of a P t (Apr., $9.95) by Warren Carrier. A county lawyer in Northern Wisconsin tackles the murder of a noted writer.
DO-NOT PRESS (dist. by Dufour Editions)
Painting in the Dark (Apr.; $15.95, cloth $29.95) by Russell James. Valuable paintings by Hitler are targeted for a heist.
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Edition (Aug., $17.95), edited by Ed Gorman, draws from bestselling authors around the globe.
Reprints: At End of Day (May, $14) by George V. Higgins; Spytime: The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton (June, $13) by William F. Buckley Jr.
HEADLINE (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
The Traitor of St. Giles (Mar., $9.95) by Michael Jecks is the ninth novel in the Medieval West Country Mystery series featuring Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock.
Reprint: The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (Apr., $16), edited by Tony Hillerman and Otto Penzler. Ad/promo.
Reprints: Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death (June, $13.95) by Donald E. Westlake writing as Tucker C ; Death's Savage Passion (June, $7.95) by Jane Haddam writing as Orania Papzoglou.
Criminal Kabbalah: An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction (Mar., $16.95), edited by Lawrence W. Raphael, has 13 stories by the likes of Stuart Kaminsky and Kinky Friedman. $20,000 ad/promo.
Death Club: The 13th Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery (May, $11.95) by Claire McNab. Murder stalks the course at the world's most prestigious women's golf tournament.
The Empty Coffin, Book I: The Sam and Vera Sloan Mysteries (June, $12.99) by Robert L. Wise. A Christian detective and his wife live their faith in the world of crime solving.
OAK TREE PRESS
Callie and the Dealer and a Dog Named Jake (Apr., $8.95) by Wendy Howell Mills. A restaurateur on North Carolina's Outer Banks has a problem: there's a dead man in her freezer.
An Affinity for Murder: A Lake George Mystery (Apr., $8.50) by Anne White. A dangerous situation involves paintings that may be undiscovered works by Georgia O'Keeffe.
ORION (dist. by Trafalgar Square)
The Collected Mystery Stories (Mar., $19.95) by Lawrence Block amasses 71 tales.
POISONED PEN PRESS
Reprints: Before She Dies (Mar., $14.95) by Steven F. Havill; Midnight at the Camposanto (Mar., $14.95) by Mari Ulmer.
SERPENT'S TAIL (dist. by Consortium)
Nineteen Seventy-Seven (May, $14) by David Peace. In Yorkshire, England, a modern-day Ripper is on the loose.
Flesh &Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (Apr., $12.95), edited by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Gelb, offers stories by Mickey Spillane, Bill Pronzini and others.
Hurricane Lady (May, $12.95) by Jerome Charyn creates a clash between high-stakes television production and fashion modeling.
Reprint: Blue (Apr., $12.95) by Abigail Padgett.
Fiction/Science Fiction &Fantasy
Summers at Castle Auburn (Apr., $14.95) by Sharon Shinn follows a girl's journey to womanhood.
Son of the Sword (July, $14) by J. Adrian Lee melds romance, swordplay and time travel.
Reprint: The Tower at Stony Wood (May, $14.95) by Patricia A. McKillip.
The Dark Remains (Mar., $14.95) by Mark Anthony is book three of The Last Rune. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Last Harbor (June, $TBA) by George Foy. A former software engineer finds himself adrift both literally and figuratively. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Reprint: Daemonomania (July, $TBA) by John Crowley.
Oxygen (May, $11.99) by Randall Ingermanson and John Olson. A crew on a mission to Mars discovers that the spaceship has been sabotaged.
Perdido Street Station (Mar., $18) by China Mieville. In a chaotic and corrupt city, a man requests a service from an eccentric scientist--which may unleash a dark force.
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century (May, $18), edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg, gathers 13 stories by authors including Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Anne McCaffrey and more. Ad/promo.
DEL REY IMPACT
Reprint: Pavane (Mar., $12) by Keith Roberts.
Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Alien Species (Apr., $18.95) by Ann Lewis, illus. by r.k. post, identifies more than 150 exotic creatures from the Star Wars universe. Ad/promo.
Beeps, Bleats, and Boskas: The Star Wars Galaxy Phrase Book and Travel Guide (Aug., $8) by Ben Burtt is the official Star Wars guide for cruising the universe. Ad/promo.
DENLINGER'S PUBLISHERS LTD
Cobb's Choice (Mar., $16.95) by Seeleg Lester. A young artist slips into a parallel world where he is a successful criminal attorney and in danger.
The Vetowich Wall (Mar., $11.95) by Roger E. Craig. Stanley Vetowich is a target for assassins because of his invisible sonic wall capable of repelling rockets.
Longtusk (June, $15) by Stephen Baxter is the second installment in the Mammoth trilogy that takes place in 16,000 B.C. Advertising.
The Queen's Necklace (July, $15) by Teresa Edgerton evokes classic faerie tales but adds a combination of magic with technology. Advertising.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The Cornelius Quartet: The Final Program, A Cure for Cancer, The English Assassin, The Condition of Muzak (Apr., $22) by Michael Moorcock is the first U.S. publication of the Jerry Cornelius saga.
Reprint: The Lord of the Rings (May; $20, cloth $38) by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bound in Blood (May, $14) by David Thomas Lord is the tale of a gay vampire's erotic journey from 19th-century Paris to the streets of New York City.
Moongate (June, $13.99) by William Proctor and Dave Weldon, M.D. This techno-thriller soars to the moon and back.
PAPER TIGER (dist. by Sterling)
Reprint: Chiaroscuro (Apr., $21.95) by Tim White.
POCKET BOOKS/STAR TREK
The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, Vol. Two (Apr., $15.95) by Jill Sherwin contains memory testers, brain teasers and mind-bending minutiae. Ad/promo.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 4 (May, $14.95), edited by Dean Wesley Smith, features short stories by Star Trek fans for Star Trek fans.
Reprints: Tamsin (Mar., $14.95) by Peter S. Beagle; The Summer Tree (Apr., $14.95) by Guy Gavriel Kay.
The Rover (July, $24.95) by Mel Odom. A reluctant adventurer manages to save the day in a magically dangerous world. Advertising.
Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict--Auger's Teacher (Aug., $25.95) by Sherwod Smith is the fourth in a series based on the TV program by the creator of Star Trek.
Reprints: Daughter of the Forest (Mar., $14.95) by Juliet Marillier; The Little Country (Apr., $15.95) by Charles de Lint; Wizard's First Rule (June, $17.95) by Terry Goodkind.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Reprint: Always Coming Home (Mar., $14.95) by Ursula K. Le Guin
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Reprints: Beyond Thirty (Mar., $9.95) by Edgar Rice Burroughs; The Skylark of Space (Mar., $10) by E.E. "Doc" Smith.
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
The Summoning (Mar., $6.99) by Troy Denning. The evil archwizards from the floating city of Shade return to the world of Faerun.
The Floodgate (Apr., $6.99) by Elaine Cunningham. Halruaa's orderly society devolves toward chaos.
The Inheritance (May, $6.99) by Nancy Varian Berberick. An elven princess and an outlaw give birth to Tanis, a great Krynn hero.
Apocalypse (June, $6.99) by J. Robert King. The Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria ends with major destruction.
Reprint: Servant of the Shard (July, $7.99) by R.A. Salvatore.
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