Publishers Picks – Titan Books

Lawrence Block

The scorching pulp novel by Lawrence Block, available for the first time in 50 years!
Five lives collide on the Texas/Mexico border when a professional gambler, a lusty divorcee, and a pair of sex workers cross paths with a crazed killer on the run from the police.
“There is only one writer of mystery and detective fiction who comes close to replacing the irreplaceable John D. MacDonald…The writer is Lawrence Block.”  – Stephen King

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James Lovegrove
Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War

It is 1913, and Dr Watson is visiting Sherlock Holmes at his retirement cottage near Eastbourne when tragedy strikes: the body of a young man, Patrick Mallinson, is found under the cliffs of Beachy Head. The dead man’s father, a wealthy businessman, engages Holmes to prove that his son committed suicide, the result of a failed love affair with an older woman. Yet the woman in question insists that there is more to Patrick’s death. She has seen mysterious symbols drawn on his body, and fears that he was under the influence of a malevolent cult. When an attempt is made on Watson’s life, it seems that she may be proved right. The threat of war hangs over England, and there is no telling what sinister forces are at work…

Out 27th June 2014

Carol K. Carr
India Black

India Black is a full-time madam and occasional secret agent. When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents, India finds herself dodging Russian agents, seducing spies and embarking on midnight sleigh rides. First in the series of four.

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Michael Kurland
The Infernal Device
A Professor Moriarty Novel

When American journalist Benjamin Barrett is sent to Constantinople to report on the sea trials of a new submarine, the assignment soon becomes more eventful than he had predicted: the submarine explodes and he is arrested for the murder of a British spy. However, a mysterious Professor comes to his aid, and arranges for his official ‘death’ and transport to London. Moriarty makes him a proposition: to repay his debt, he will aid him in the business he has been engaged on by the Russian government. There is a mysterious masked agent seeking to sow anarchy and destruction, and Moriarty must track him down and prevent a catastrophic attack at the highest echelons of British society, if only Sherlock Holmes will stop meddling in his affairs… First in a series.

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Rachel Howzell Hall
Land of Shadows

Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, a seventeen-year-old girl is found hanged at a construction site. Homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton’s new partner Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it’s a teenage suicide. Lou isn’t buying the easy explanation, and can see a connection with her own missing sister.
She is convinced that when she solves Monique’s case she will finally bring her sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justice… before Lou becomes his next victim? First in the series.

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Vaughn Entwistle
Revenant of Thraxton Hall
The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The first volume in a fantastic new series featuring the creator of Sherlock Holmes and the irrepressible Oscar Wilde as amateur sleuths! Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes and is suddenly the most hated man in London. So when he is contacted by a medium who has foreseen her own death, he is eager to investigate. He travels to Thraxton Hall, accompanied by his good friend Oscar Wilde, where they encounter a levitating magician, a foreign Count and a family curse. Will they catch the murderer in time?

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Karen Dionne
The Killing
Uncommon Denominator

A brand-new prequel novel set in the world of the critically acclaimed crime drama The Killing, featuring detective Sarah Linden. When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body, unburned but with terrible head wounds. Meanwhile, another man is discovered in a shipping container at the Port of Seattle, shot execution style. For Homicide detective Linden, two cases become one, and she must unravel a complex web of addiction, greed and betrayal to reveal the killer.

July 2014

Samuel Fuller

Brainquake, published for the first time ever in the English language, is the lost novel of legendary Hollywood writer and director, Samuel Fuller.
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women… and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every rule he’s lived by – even if it means he might be left holding the bag.

August 2014

Sergey Kuznetsov
Butterfly Skin

For fans of the great Scandinavian crime writers Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo comes the new harrowing, psychological cult thriller, Butterfly Skin, by award-winning journalist Sergey Kuznetsov.

When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Ksenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer’s identity. As her obsession with the killer grows, Ksenia devises an elaborate website with the intention of ensnaring the murderer, only to discover something disturbing about herself: her own unhealthy fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.

September 2014

Maureen Jennings
No Know Grave
A Tom Tyler Mystery

The third title in a brand-new detective series from the bestselling author of the Murdoch Mysteries (currently airing on Alibi), published for the first time in the UK! DI Tom Tyler has made a new start in Ludlow, where on the outskirts of town stands a hospital for war victims. When a double murder is discovered in the grounds, Tyler must figure out how it could have occurred, when most of the patients are unable to walk or see. Then he starts receiving letters recounting terrible crimes. The horrors of war are closing in on a place of refuge, and he alone can protect its inhabitants.

November 2014