Barely escaping with his life when he receives a warning note telling him to flee an Internet café that subsequently explodes, San Francisco writer Nat Idle recognizes the note's handwriting as belonging to his believed-dead girlfriend, a realization that enmeshes him in a web of manipulation and conspiracy.
Sonchai Jitplecheep, the son of a GI and a Thai bar girl and an honest Bangkok cop, investigates the murder of a charismatic African-American Marine sergeant, killed by a python and a swarm of cobras in a locked car, and the subsequent death of his partner, making his way through a world of illicit drugs, prostitution, and corruption to find a vicious killer. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
In a fictional memoir, popular girl detective Nancy Drew Nickerson sets the record straight about her life and her investigative exploits, revealing that Carolyn Keene, Nancy's college roommate, shamelessly plagiarized her tales from Nancy's real-life adventures, and offers startling revelations about the Hardy Boys, nurse Cherry Ames, Bess, George, and her husband, Ned. 25,000 first printing.
Drifting from relationship to relationship in his work as a killer for hire, Gideon interacts with a range of con artists, prostitutes, and broken-hearted clients while passing time with three very different women, each of whom wishes to capture his heart. By the author of Chasing Destiny. 150,000 first printing.
This Herralde Award-winning novel chronicles a strange journey that follows the steps of two Latin American poets, Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, as they struggle to escape from an unknown past, in a novel that follows their odyssey as seen through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa. 50,000 first printing.
A rebellious survivor of North Korea's brutal totalitarian regime, Inspector O, a state security officer, risks his life and career to solve a case that begins innocuously enough when he is asked to photograph a certain vehicle. 10,000 first printing.
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.
In the wake of the brutal murders of two Tokyo prostitutes, Yuriko and Kazue, Yuriko's older sister describes the three women's youth and education at a prestigious girls' high school, where a strict social hierarchy and rigid societal conventions determine the courses of their lives. 60,000 first printing.
Interviewing a distressed and disoriented woman who has fled the scene of an accident, Baltimore County police department detective Kevin Infante is amazed when she claims to be the younger of a pair of sisters who were abducted thirty years earlier.
Traces the murder of Atlanta business guru Lance Herndon, describing his prestigious successes and associations with the city's elite before his violent demise, an event marked by an investigation of several suspects who stood to gain from Herndon's death. 30,000 first printing.
As Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to another astronaut and a mother of two young children, prepares to achieve her dream of space flight aboard the shuttle, her personal life begins to unravel.
In this magical novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, 12-year-old Hugo is an orphan, clock-keeper and petty thief living within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931. Before he died, his father left him a broken automaton, and Hugo labors to uncover the secret hidden inside the machine.