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SEPTEMBER DECEMBER 2017

KENSINGTON

K ENSINGTON H ARDCOVER

TEXAS FIERCE
Sigrid Estrada

THE TYLERS OF TEXAS SERIES


Janet Dailey

In the vein of Janet Daileys iconic Calder novels, the Tylers of Texas series brings readers
the lives and loves of a powerful ranching family, focusing on the Tyler patriarch in this
fourth exciting installment filled with romance and a touch of suspense. Perfect for fans of
Linda Lael Miller and Diana Palmer.

Hes the prodigal son ready to claim his legacy


He came home to sell his familys failing ranch, but once twenty-year-old Bull Tyler sets foot on the Rimrock, hes determined to tame the
rugged land and make it his own. First hell have to take on the powerful Prescott clan, wholl do anything to get their hands on the Tylers
holdingeven murder. Then Bull sets his eyes on the breathtaking woman earmarked to be Ferg Prescotts bride. Now nothing will stop
Bull from taking the landor the lady who stirs his blood like no otherand building a dynasty worthy of both
Shes the pampered beauty he wont let get away
She was born to privilege, and raised to do the right thing. But Susan Rutledge has never felt anything like the fire she feels for Bull Tyler.
Yet, can she defy her fathers strong will and leave her secure life for a ramblin rodeo man? Shed have to be crazyor crazy in love
PRAISE FOR JANET DAILEY AND HER NOVELS
Dailey does the genre proud with plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists, and of course, love. Fans and newcomers alike will revel in this
ride.Publishers Weekly on Texas Tall
In the third Tylers of Texas book, Dailey once again delights readers with excellent character portrayal, mining their depths to show the
good with the bad. Descriptive scenery gives the reader a true feeling of the climate in Texas.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Texas Tall
A classic roadside meet cuteDailey has always been a talented storyteller, and this latest is no exception; she breathes life into her winning
characters in a holiday tale that is sure to please fans of chaste contemporaries.Publishers Weekly on Christmas on My Mind
Dailey vividly brings to life the mystique that embodies Texasartfully weaving romance, intrigue, greed, jealousy and murder.
Texas Tea & Travel on Texas True
Janet Daileys first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100 novels and become one of the top-selling female
authors in the world, with 325 million copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for her strong,
decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and her unerring courage to confront important, controversial
issues in her stories.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


The Tylers of Texas series is Janet Dailey at her
bestcompelling romance and taut suspense married
to her signature evocative writing style.
Janet Dailey is a publishing legend, with more than
100 novels to her name and 325 million copies sold
in 98 countries.
This is the fourth in a series featuring the charismatic
Tylers of Texas, the kind of home-grown American
heroes that made Janet Dailey a household name.
Contemporary Western-set series are favorites
among readers and are more popular than ever,
as evidenced by the success of authors like Linda
Lael Miller, Diana Palmer, and Lori Wilde.
Kensington has an exclusive contract for additional
brand new Janet Dailey titles.
Readers are more frequently drawn to Brand
Name authors, and there is no one more
recognizable than Janet Dailey. She has become
the go-to author for readers who want distinctly
American stories and heroes.

CATEGORY: Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0957-8
PRICE: $26.00/$28.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 272
TRIM: 6 x 9 SPINE SIZE: 1 1/4 PACK: 32
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
Texas Tall
9/16 (978-0-7582-9401-2)

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Promotion on janetdailey.com

Texas Tough
6/15 (978-0-7582-9397-8)
Texas True
8/14 (978-0-7582-9393-0)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0960-8

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A CATERED COSTUME PARTY


A MYSTERY WITH RECIPES

Isis Crawford

When sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons agree to cater an extravagant


Halloween party in their little upstate New York town of Longely,
they figured a ghost or two and a blood curdling scream might be
part of the menu, but they never expected to be haunted by the deadly
specter of murder

alloween is coming, and Darius Witherspoon isn't giving up on his plan for a catered
costume partydespite the recent disappearance of his wife, Penelope. He may be
heartbroken, but perhaps throwing a big shindig in her honor at his stylish new co-op
apartment at the Berkshire Arms will boost his spirits. Bernie and Libby arent exactly keen
to cater the festivities. As far as they're concerned, the Berkshire Arms is a haunted house
or at least haunted by the memory of the murder that happened on the site, when it used to
be The Peabody School. But as always, there are bills to be paid, so they accept the job. And
in the midst of the celebration, Darius is discovered hanging from a noose outside one of the
ballroom's French doors! Now, once the serving trays have been cleared and the decorations
taken down, it's time for the sisters to unmask a killer
KEY SELLING POINTS:
This is the 12th installment in the Mystery with Recipe series, and Crawfords
culinary mysteries continue to build an audience of devoted readers.
Cozy mystery readers love holidays, as evidenced by the many successful
Christmas-themed cozies published each year, but there are much fewer
Halloween-centric cozies.
Includes delicious original recipes!

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promotions
Cross-promotion with A Catered
Tea Party (Kensington MM,
9/17)
CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-61773-337-6
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95

PRAISE FOR ISIS CRAWFORD AND HER MOUTHWATERING MYSTERIES


An excellent mystery, full of humor, and seasoned with complex and interesting characters
A great addition to a tasty series.Mystery Scene on A Catered St. Patricks Day

RIGHTS: World

Readers will follow these chaotic doings with interest, mainly because of the quirky, offcenter appeal of Bernie, Libby, and Ellens sons. And lets not forget the recipes for some of
those Mothers Day delicacies.Booklist on A Catered Mothers Day

SPINE SIZE: 1

Cozy fans will appreciate the zany characters, witty dialogue, and puzzling plot.
Publishers Weekly on A Catered St Patricks Day

SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
A Catered Tea Party
9/16 (978-1-61773-333-8)

Isis Crawford was born in Egypt to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. When
she was five, her family returned to the States, where her mother opened a restaurant in
Upper Westchester County and her father became a university professor. Since then
Isis has combined her parents love of food and travel by running a catering service as
well as penning numerous travel-related articles about places ranging from Omsk to
Paraguay. Married, with twin boys, she presently resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York,
where she is working on the next Bernie and Libby culinary mystery. Please visit her online
at IsisCrawford.com.

A Catered Mothers Day


5/15 (978-0-61773-329-1)

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PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
PACK: 36
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

A Catered Fourth of July


7/14 (978-0-7582-7491-5)
eBook: 978-1-61773-338-3

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MURDER WEARS MITTENS


SEASIDE KNITTERS SOCIETY

Sally Goldenbaum

Sally Goldenbaum brings her USA Today bestselling and #1


Barnes & Noble mystery bestselling Seaside Knitters mysteries to
Kensington with the first in the Seaside Knitters Society Mystery
Series, a new spin-off series featuring four women who own a yarn
store on the Cape.

fter retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to
attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass cant stop worrying
about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind
in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his
younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother. The knitters intend to facilitate a
family reunion, but the death of Dolores Cardozo, a recluse from the edge of town, throws
the group for a loop. Especially when the missing mother and one of their own become tied
to the victims hidden fortuneand her murder
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of three dozen novels, most recently the
nationally bestselling Seaside Knitters Mystery Series. Her books consistently
debut in the top 10 B&N mystery lists.
The Seaside Knitters series has received endorsements from Alexander McCall
Smith, Nancy Picard, Rhys Bowen, and Carolyn Hart.
Sallys books include a special knitting pattern in the back that ties in with a
project the Seaside Knitters are working on. They also feature regional cuisine
in the story and recipes in back matter.
Sally lives part of the year in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, which is the basis for the
fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the setting of the series.

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CATEGORY: Mystery

PRAISE FOR THE SEASIDE KNITTERS SOCIETY MYSTERIES


Add a cup of tea, a roaring fire, and youve got the perfect cozy evening.
New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen

ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1102-1
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
RIGHTS: US & CAN
PAGES: 272

Goldenbaums plotting is superb, her characters are richly drawnand her prose is
seamless.Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Seaside Knitters are a wonderful group of friends who care about each other, and
readers will care about them, too.New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard
A delight and a treasureas engaging and unpredictable as a gorgeous New England
afternoon.Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sally Goldenbaum is the USA Today bestselling author of three-dozen novels, most
recently the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, set in the fictional town of Sea Harbor,
Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally and her husband now split their
time between Prairie Village, Kansas and Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Readers can visit
her website at sallygoldenbaum.com.

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TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4


SPINE SIZE: 15/16
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Prairie Village, KS and Cape Ann, MA
eBook: 978-1-4967-1104-5

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NO PLACE ID RATHER BE
Cathy Lamb

Food, family, and secrets combine in Cathy Lambs emotional and deeply honest novel
about linking the past to the present, a grandmothers secret past life, a familys love for
one another above all else, forgiveness, healing through cooking together, desserts,
the mountains and rivers of Montana, and daring to love a husband again

wo years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of
them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten
cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water or tears. The
recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a
pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs.
Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmothers closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their
favorite family cake recipes, and records her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and
chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivias two hilarious daughters. The project
is messy, realand an unintended hit with viewers.
Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace. Generations of women
have shared these recipes, offering strength and nourishment to each other and their loved ones. Now its Olivias turn to find healingand
determine where her home and her heart truly belong.
OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR CATHY LAMB AND HER NOVELS
A compelling family sagaboasts a full cast of hilarious relatives. The eclectic personalities neatly balance the dark drama of the sisters
early life with their struggles and funny moments in the present dayThis funny and poignant saga features three sisters who are part of a
huge Russian American family.Shelf Awareness on The Language of Sisters
Powerful.InTouch Weekly (Grade: A) on The Language of Sisters
Lamb writes with an acute sensitivityStevies a winning heroine.Publishers Weekly on Such a Pretty Face
A story of strength and reconciliation and change.The Sunday Oregonian on Henrys Sisters, An Indie Next List Notable Book
Cathy Lamb is the acclaimed author of A Different Kind of Normal, The First Day of the Rest of My Life, Henrys Sisters and Julias
Chocolates, among others. She has earned advanced degrees in education and brings those insights into her writing. Cathy Lamb currently
writes full time and lives with her family in Oregon. Please visit her online at cathylamb.org.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Lamb has a gift for writing uplifting novels with
endearing, unusual heroines who must overcome
their dysfunctional backgrounds.
Like all of Lambs novels, No Place Id Rather Be
touches on timely subjects including divorce,
caring for aging family members, and the
multigenerational impact of war on families.
In addition to pleasing Cathy Lambs own fans,
this new novel will also appeal to fans of Luanne
Rice and Sarah Addison Allen.
Such a Pretty Face will be re-issued as a $9.95
trade paperback in July 2017 and will include an
excerpt of No Place Id Rather Be.

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0981-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 480
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 SPINE SIZE: 1 5/32 PACK: 32
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Beaverton, OR

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and Goodreads
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(Kensington TP, 7/17)

SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Such a Pretty Face
7/17 (978-1-4967-1101-4)
The Language of Sisters
9/16 (978-0-7582-9510-1)
My Very Best Friend
8/15 (978-0-7582-9508-8)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0982-0

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MIRAMAR BAY
THE MIRAMAR BAY SERIES

Davis Bunn

In the tender, heartwarming tradition of Nicholas Sparks, this


compelling novel of two strangers in a small coastal town marks
a romantic tour de force for internationally bestselling author
Davis Bunn

Miramar Bay welcomes you. The door is always open if you have the right key
On the California coast lies the idyllic seaside town of Miramar Bay. Nestled between the
shore and rolling hills, it is a town offering refuge for even the most burdened of hearts. For
one lost man named Connor Larkin, it becomes an unexpected home. Filled with bittersweet
longing, Miramar Bay is an unforgettable journey through doubt and desireto the truth
that can be discovered along the road less taken.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Miramar Bay is the first of three romantic fiction novels set in a sleepy seaside
town on the California coast.
Perfect for the Nicholas Sparks, Richard Paul Evans, and Jan Karon market.
Davis Bunn is an internationally bestselling, and award-winning novelist
of over 40 books with over seven million copies in print in 21 different
languages. His strong appeal has put him on the New York Times watch list
on three separate occasions.
Davis Bunn is a four time Christy Award winner. With his inspirational writing
background, Miramar Bay has a subtle faith/inspirational element, and will
have strong crossover with the Christian marketplace, but is aimed primarily
at mainstream readers.
PRAISE FOR DAVIS BUNN
I love this story. Davis Bunn hits a high note.
Debbie Macomber #1 New York Times bestselling author
Not since Jan Karons Mitford series have I read such a rich and beautiful tapestry of people,
place and purpose as Davis Bunns Miramar Bay.Brian Bird, Executive Producer,
Touched By An Angel and Writer-Producer of Hallmarks When Calls The Heart
Miramar Bay is a true delight.
Rachel Hauck, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Dress
Davis Bunn is an internationally bestselling author, published in twentyone languages and
with more than seven million books in print. He is a four-time Christy Award winner and
has received much acclaim for his novels across multiple genres. Born and raised in North
Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty and pursued a business career that took him to
over 20 countries all over the world. He and his wife now divide most of their time between
the coast of Florida and the English countryside, where Davis serves as Writer in Residence
at Regents Park College, Oxford University. Please visit him online at DavisBunn.com.

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radio advertising
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Feature title in Kensington
Bouquet program and outreach
to Christian readers
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DavisBunn.com
Cross promotion with Firefly
Cove (HC 1/18)
CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0830-4
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 300 TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 1 PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Vero Beach, FL / Oxford, England
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
4/17 (978-1-4967-0829-8)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0831-1

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PRETTY, NASTY, LOVELY


Rosalind Noonan

Sisterhood has its priceRosalind Noonan explores the secrets of a


college campus and what goes on behind the walls of a sorority in her
latest novel of domestic suspense.

ledging to Theta Pi at Merriwether College seemed to offer Emma Danelski a passport to


friendship, fun, and popularity. But the excitement of pledge training quickly fades, as
does the warmth of her so-called sisters. Whats left is a stifling society filled with petty rules,
bullying, and manipulation. Most haunting are the choices Emma makes in the wake of
another sorority sisters suicide
It doesnt matter that no one else needs to know what Emma did, or how vastly different life
at Theta Pi house is from the glossy image it projects. Emma knows. And now, with her
loyalties tested, she must decide which secrets are worth keeping and how far shell go to
protect themand herself
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Rosalind Noonans newest novel will appeal to both psychological suspense
and womens fiction readers, as well as fans of Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) and
Chris Bohjalian (Vintage).
With the immediately preceding release of Ominous (8/17) as well as the mass
market edition of And Then She Was Gone (7/17), awareness of the Rosalind
Noonan brand will be at its highest just in time for this trade paperback
release. She also has a crime novel coming out in early 2017 with Crooked Lane
under the name R.J. Noonan.

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at RosalindNoonanBooks.com
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(Zebra MM, 8/17) and And Then
She Was Gone (MM, 7/17)
CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0802-1

PRAISE FOR ROSALIND NOONANS NOVELS


Noonan has a knack for page-turners and doesnt disappoint.
Publishers Weekly on All She Ever Wanted

PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 352

[A] page-turning romantic thriller whose deeply flawed characters draw you into a web of
family secrets.Kirkus Reviews on Domestic Secrets

TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

This suspenseful read, full of flawed characters, is Noonan at her bestit doesnt
disappoint.Booklist on Domestic Secrets

PACK: 40

A story of optimism and encouragement, despite the heart-wrenching subject matter.


Chatelaine on Take Another Look

SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Domestic Secrets
3/16 (978-1-61773-327-7)

Rosalind Noonan is the New York Times bestselling author of highly acclaimed womens
fiction and domestic suspense novels. She co-authored the bestselling collaborative novels
Sinister and Ominous with Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush, and she also writes crime novels
under the name R. J. Noonan. Rosalind Noonan lives in the Pacific Northwest. Please visit her
online at RosalindNoonanBooks.com.

Take Another Look


5/15 (978-1-61773-325-3)

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SPINE SIZE: 27/32


AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Lake Oswego, OR

And Then She Was Gone


1/14 (978-0-7582-7499-1)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0803-8

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WHERE THE SWEET BIRD SINGS


Ella Joy Olsen

In this provocative new novel, the author of Root, Petal, Thorn offers
a powerful story of resilience, hope, and the secrets that, no matter
how deeply hidden, can shape and ultimately unite a family. What
connects us to one another? Is it shared history? Is it ancestry? Or is
it love?

eople respond to tragedy in different ways. Some try to move on. Some dont move at all.
A year after her young sons death due to a rare genetic disease, Emma Hazelton is still
frozen by grief, unable and unwilling to consider her husband Noahs suggestion that they try
to have another child. As the future Emma once imagined crumbles, her familys past comes
into sharp relief. Searching for the roots of her sons disease, Emma discovers other secrets
concealed among the branches of her family tree. Within an old wedding photograph of her
great-grandparents is a truth Emma never guessed ata window into all the ways that love
can be surprising, generous, and fiercely braveand a truth that may help her find her own
way forward at last.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
In searching for a genetic explanation for her sons death, the heroine in Where
the Sweet Bird Sings discovers her Jewish background. This novel will appeal
to readers interested in genealogy and researching their roots.
This novel is set in Salt Lake City and has the subject of early Mormonism and
polygamy at its core.

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Promotion on ellajoyolsen.com
CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0564-8
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 320

PRAISE FOR ROOT, PETAL, THORN BY ELLA JOY OLSEN


Provocative in the way it explodes and expands the category of historical fictionn.
The Salt Lake Tribune

TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Recommended for fans of Sandra Dallas and readers who appreciate character-driven
novels about the daily lives of women.Library Journal

AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Salt Lake City, UT

FascinatingOlsen mixes history and genealogy into a believable novel without over
burdening the reader with details.RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick

SPINE SIZE: 25/32


PACK: 48

SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Root, Petal, Thorn
9/16 (978-1-4967-0562-4)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0565-5

Ella Joy Olsen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a century old brick bungalow with her
husband and three children. She spent nearly a decade on the Board of Directors for the Salt
Lake City Public Library system and is a member of Tall Poppy Writers, Womens Fiction
Writers Association, and SLC Bibliophiles. Visit her website at ellajoyolsen.com.

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A KNIT BEFORE DYING


A TANGLED WEB MYSTERY

Sadie Hartwell

Nothing says warm and fuzzy like a hand-knitted item. Nothing says
cold and dead like a murder investigation. The reader gets both in
book two of the Tangled Web Mystery series, in which a new business
might add some much-needed charm to downtown Dorset Fallsand
draw tourists to Josies yarn shop. But when someone gets murdered,
a close-knit community could come undone

hop owner Josie Blair is finally settling into the pace of living in Dorset Falls, Connecticut.
Between running Miss Marples Knits, jumpstarting a blog, and handcrafting items with
the help of her knitting pals, Josies too preoccupied to worry about her past in New York.
And before she can formally welcome the new neighbors who have opened an antique shop
across the street, she finds one of them stabbed to death by a rusty old pair of sheep shears.
Police have pinned his partner as the killer, but Josie isnt so sure. Now, shes lacing up for
another homicide investigationand no eyelet or stitch can go unexamined, lest she herself
becomes ensnared in the criminals deadly design
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Includes knitting tips!
A Knit Before Dying will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Lynn Caseys Southern
Sewing Circle mysteries and Monica Ferris Needlework Mysteries.
This cozy, crafty series will appeal to the many knitting enthusiasts among
all age groups.
The first book in the Tangled Web Mystery Series, Yarned and Dangerous,
was nominated for a 2015 RT Book Award.

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CATEGORY: Mystery

PRAISE FOR YARNED AND DANGEROUS BY SADIE HARTWELL


[A] smartly written cozyHartwell brings a unique new voice to the crowded field of
knitting mysteries.Booklist
This debut cozys well-drawn characters and a tightly knitted plot will bring a smile to
readers of Maggie Sefton, Sally Goldenbaum and Anne Canadeo.Library Journal
[A] promising debutA section of kitting patterns rounds out this appealing crafting
cozy.Publishers Weekly
Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where
its cold, dark, and snowy almost half the yeara perfect environment for nurturing a
simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University,
graduating with a degree in history, and now she gets to play with yarn and make up
stories whenever she wants, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers. Visit her
online at sadiehartwell.com.

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ISBN13: 978-1-61773-720-6
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 288
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 23/32
PACK: 56
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Enfield, CT
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Yarned and Dangerous
12/15 (978-1-61773-717-6)

K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

THE SILVER GUN


AN ART DECO MYSTERY

LA Chandlar

New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the
Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art,
architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor
La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times
can inspire both optimism and deadly danger

ts been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorella Fio La Guardias
new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match
her boss pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and
managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasnt slowed down a bit during his years in
office. And luckily for Lane, his unpredictable antics are a welcome distraction from the
childhood memories that haunt her dreamsand the silver gun shell never forget.
When Lane gets attacked and threatened by an assailant tied to one of most notorious
gangsters in the city, even the mayor cant promise her safety. The corrupt city officials seem
to be using Lane as a pawn against Fio for disgracing their party in the prior election. But
why was the assailant wielding the exact same gun from her nightmares?
Balancing a clandestine love affair and a mounting list of suspects, Lane must figure out
how the secrets of her past are connected to the citys underground crime networkbefore
someone pulls the trigger on the most explosive revenge plot in New York history
KEY SELLING POINTS:
First in a new historical mystery series set during the times of prolific New York
City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia.
Author LA Chandlar is a NYC-based motivational speaker whose strong local
connections could lend support toward her books.
LA Chandlars lectures surround the History of Christmas Traditions and
Demystifying Creativity. She has spoken at Michigan State University, West
Palm Beach Businessmens Club, United Nations Womens Tea, and has more
upcoming lectures in her schedule.
Author is planning on doing a series of behind-the-scene vignettes on her
YouTube channel on places in NYC that are in her book and are still here today.
Author has appeared on The ThriveMap Thursday Podcast in April 2016:
cjmcclanahan.com/podcast/episode-19/
LA Chandlar is an author and motivational speaker on The Fight to Keep Creativity Alive.
She lives in New York City with her family.

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CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1341-4
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 336
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 13/16
PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
New York, NY
eBook: 978-1-4967-1342-1

D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

DIRTY TRICKS
SCHEMES SERIES

Kiki Swinson, Saundra

Street lit superstar Kiki Swinson teams up again with Saundra to


deliver a double dose of drama that will appeal to fans of Ashley &
JaQuavis and Wahida Clark.

Stay Scheming KIKI SWINSON


Karlie Houston is broke, betrayedand running from a bounty on her head. Turns out
the real owners of the payday loan office she ripped off werent cool with her idea of
employment bennies. With her lover and friends gone, shes forced to take refuge with
her cold-hearted grandmother. But with enemies closing in, Karlies last chance to
flip a killer script is ticking down to slim, noneand dead.
Who Can You Trust? SAUNDRA
Struggling bank teller Porsha has no time for Cinderella fantasies. Shes working overtime
to keep her tragedy-struck family off the streets. But her new boyfriend, Game, is smart,
seductiveand sure-thing successful. So why not work his rock-solid plan to steal from
her bank? All shes got to lose is more than she can possibly imagine.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Dafinas urban anthologies have performed well, and its because they combine
the hottest authors of urban lit who always deliver thrilling, juicy tales that fans
love. And this is no exception, with Kiki Swinson, one of the hottest authors in
urban lit, teaming up with Saundra.
Hard, edgy, and full of suspense and betrayal, this urban anthology will appeal
to fans of Wahida Clark and Nikki Turner who similarly deliver shock-filled
novels about urban life.
Being paired with Kiki Swinson will expose Saundra to a whole legion of new
readers and invigorate sales of the books in the Her Sweetest Revenge series.
Audio rights for Playing Dirty, Notorious, Heist, Lifestyles of the Rich and
Shameless, A Gangster and a Gentleman, and Most Wanted were sold to
Recorded Books.
Kiki Swinson is the national bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories. Her
novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over
one million copies. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a former hustlers wife, Swinson
resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net.
Saundra grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi, and now resides in Indiana with her husband
and children. She started writing screenplays at the age of twelve and as an adult her need
to create intensified. Visit her website at AuthorSaundra.com, or connect with her on
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @AuthorSaundra.

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CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-61773-945-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 368
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 29/32
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCES:
Virginia Beach, VA (Swinson)
Fort Wayne, IN (Saundra)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Schemes
10/16 (978-1-61773-365-9)
Score (Swinson)
9/16 (978-1-61773-966-8)
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3/16 (978-1-61773-985-9)
eBook: 978-1-61773-946-0

D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

BREAKFAST IN BED
THE INNKEEPERS SERIES
Rochelle Alers

Bestselling author Rochelle Alers welcomes readers to the second installment in her warm
and sexy The Innkeepers series, about four women of different ages and cultural heritages
finding romance and new lives in New Orleans.

ometimes you go in search of a new beginning. Other times, it finds you. Tonya Martin enjoys her job as a professional chef for a Wall
Street bank, her East Harlem walk-up, and the freedom to live and love by her own rulesright up until the day she finds herself
suddenly downsized. But a spontaneous trip to New Orleans opens up a new opportunity. With time on her hands and her daughter soon
graduating college, Tonya has the chance to reach for her own long-cherished dreamopening a restaurant on her friend Hannahs
beautiful Garden District estate.
While Hannah and her new husband work on transforming the DuPont House into a luxury inn, Tonya explores local cuisine, taking an
apprentice role at famed restaurant Chez Toussaints. Gage Toussaints mix of Creole, Cajun, and African ancestry is deeply attractive, and the
sexy chef clearly wants their friendship to become much more. Drawn to him yet hesitant given their previous unhappy marriages, Tonya
wonders if its too late to leap into love again. Could Gage be just the ingredient she needs to make this delicious new life complete?
PRAISE FOR ROCHELLE ALERS AND HER NOVELS
Appealing, mature protagonists, a colorful cast of islanders, and a rewarding romance that realistically unfolds add to this fascinating, gently
paced story that gradually reveals its secrets as it draws readers back to idyllic Cavanaugh Island.Library Journal on Angels Landing
Heartwarmingthe cast of characters reads like a vibrant family with many extended branches of interesting, quirky, passionate people.
With a little suspense to spice up the pace, Cherry Lane will tuck you in with a warm Southern welcome.USAToday.com on Cherry Lane
The slow build to the love affair between the leads is believable and satisfying, on all levels. Sit back and enjoy!
RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK! for Angels Landing
Engaging characters and even pacing make this a pleasing read with broad appeal.Publishers Weekly on Man of Fate
A wonderful, warm, intriguing romance.Jill Shalvis, New York Times best-selling author on Sanctuary Cove
Rochelle Alers has more than eighty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print. She is a regular on the bestseller lists,
regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Emma Award, Vivian
Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary
Award. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Theta Zeta chapter and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling.
A full-time writer, Ms. Alers lives in a charming hamlet on Long Island.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and
booksellers alike as one of todays most prolific and
popular African American authors of romance and
womens fiction.
With more than eighty titles and nearly two million
copies of her novels in print, Rochelle Alers is a
regular on the bestseller lists and the Black
Expression Book Club, and has been the recipient
of numerous awards, including the Golden Pen Award,
the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for
Excellence in Romance Writing, the RT Career
Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston
Literary Award.
Revolving around four female friends, each from
a different generation and a different cultural
background, The Innkeepers Series answers the
demand for more diversity in fiction.

CATEGORY: Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0732-1
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 320
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 25/32
PACK: 48

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
South Floral Park, New York (Long Island)
SALES HISTORY:
Dafina Trade Paperback
The Inheritance
3/17 (978-1-4967-0730-7)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0733-8

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HOLLY AND IVY


M2IFOTO2006

Fern Michaels

In a heartwarming novel of secret wishes and family lost and found, beloved #1 New York
Times bestselling author Fern Michaels gifts readers with her first full-length hardcover
Christmas story to cherish

he flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps thats why this time of year is so difficult for
airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her
husband and two children eight years ago, shes been submerged in grief.

When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivys
self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice, and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas
musical. Hollys father, Daniel, doesnt allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason whyjust as he refuses to talk about
Hollys mother. Ivy has no idea how closely she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet shes drawn to the warmth she senses
beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world againand
toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them
PRAISE FOR FERNS CHRISTMAS STORIES
Wonderful anthology of Christmas love storiesA standout collection of yuletide romances.
Library Journal, Starred Review for When the Snow Falls
This collection of heartwarming Christmas stories [and] perfect mix of plots was just what I needed to be more excited about the
holidays.FIRST for Women on A Winter Wonderland
This swoon-worthy collection of novellas hits the holiday sweet spotReaders will gladly steal a few moments from gift-wrapping to savor
these holiday treats.Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Making Spirits Bright
Michaels holiday story could be ripped from the headlineswill have readers pulses racing to the finale.
RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars for Christmas at Timberwoods
An extremely suspenseful and riveting story of a frantic girl trying to set things right after a vivid premonition and cloudy pastMichaels has
again created a fast paced story which keeps the reader turning the pages as fast as possible, culminating in a twist that leaves you guessing
the identity of the culprit to the very end.Fresh Fiction on Christmas at Timberwoods
Fern Michaels is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood and Godmothers series,
as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy-five million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and
funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is a passionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country
with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret. Visit her
website at fernmichaels.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


While her Christmas anthologies perform very
well year after year, Ferns solo holiday releases are
her most popular. Her last full-length Christmas
novel was Christmas at Timberwoods (mass market,
2011), which spent seven weeks on the New York
Times bestseller list and ten weeks on the Walmart
bestseller list.
Ferns last solo holiday release, Wishes for
Christmas (mass market, 2015) was a collection
of three novellas. It spent eight weeks on the
New York Times bestseller list, five of which were
in the top ten. It was an IndieBound, USA Today
and PW bestseller as well.
Fern Michaels is one of the strongest brand names
in publishing.
Holly and Ivy has a strong romance subplot.

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0317-0
PRICE: $22.95/$25.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 320
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 SPINE SIZE: 1 1/8 PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Summerville, South Carolina (outside Charleston)

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No Safe Secret
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Wishes for Christmas
8/15 (978-1-61773-632-2)
Perfect Match
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WAGGING THROUGH
THE SNOW
A MELANIE TRAVIS CANINE MYSTERY
Laurien Berenson

Melanie Travis needs a little peace from her busy life this Christmas. But the usual holiday
hubbub is a joy compared to the killer surprise she finds tucked underneath the tree

ith a demanding teaching job at Connecticuts elite Howard Academy and five poodles scampering around the house, Melanie barely
has energy for the upcoming Christmas rush. But she unwraps an unexpected challenge when her brother and ex-husband, elated by
the recent success of their country caf, make a spontaneous bid on a dilapidated pine tree farm. Although the ten-acre lot had been a
popular seasonal destination while the original owner was still alive, itll take some sprucing upand a small miracle or twobefore the
neglected place is in shape for December.
Unfortunately, the impromptu business venture goes cold when the group discovers a purebred Maltese whimpering in the snow-covered
groveright beside a dead body. Pete, a squatter who camped out on the land, apparently met his end after a fallen fir tree branch knocked
him on the head. But as Melanie and Aunt Peg investigate Petes history and the terrible habit that cost him everything, its clear his death
was no accident. Now, Melanie must run through a flurry of likely suspects and muzzle a dogged murderer in timeor shell be next on
someones deadly list.
PRAISE FOR LAURIEN BERENSON AND HER MELANIE TRAVIS CANINE MYSTERIES
Canine lovers will best appreciate this installment.Publishers Weekly on Live and Let Growl
Cozy mystery fans and dog lovers will lap this one up.Library Journal on The Bark Before Christmas
Melanies engaging narration, with its slightly sarcastic flair, makes her utterly relatable. Fans will roll over with joy, and new cozy readers
will likely scoop up the rest of the series.Publishers Weekly on Death of a Dog Whisperer
Berenson cleverly weaves in interesting details about different breeds and showmanship. Fans of Miranda James Cat in the Stacks series may
also enjoy Berenson.Booklist on Death of a Dog Whisperer
Berenson, who has a nose for balancing fun and fright, devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike.
Kirkus Reviews on Gone With the Woof
A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap.Suspense Magazine on Gone With the Woof
Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the RT Book Reviewers Choice Award, and four-time winner of the
Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs
and horses. Readers can visit her website at: LaurienBerenson.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


The popularity of Laurien Berensons playful
canine mystery series continues to build with
each new release. Kensington responds to this
demand in 2017 with an expanded publishing
schedule, releasing this holiday-themed gift-sized
hardcover, Wagging Through the Snow, in
addition to the mass market edition of Live and
Let Growl (6/17) and the hardcover Murder
at the Puppy Fest (7/17).
Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity
nominee, winner of the RT Book Reviewers
Choice Award, and a four-time winner of the
Maxwell Award for fiction, presented by the
Dog Writers Association of America.
The Melanie Travis series has long been one of
the most popular animal-themed cozy series around,
and fans always eagerly await each new installment.
The fresh packaging with photographic covers
featuring adorable dogs helps Berensons books
stand out among other cozies.
The Bark Before Christmas was a Womans World
Book Club Pick.

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1298-1
PRICE: $19.95/$21.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 224
TRIM: 5 x 7 SPINE SIZE: 13/16 PACK: 44
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Versailles, KY

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Live and Let Growl
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The Bark Before Christmas
10/15 (978-0-7582-8458-7)
eBook: 978-1-4967-1300-1

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TURKEY TROT MURDER


A LUCY STONE MYSTERY

Leslie Meier

Its late autumn in Tinkers Cove, Maine, and the last surviving
flowers on Lucy Stones porch have fallen victim to the first frost of
the season. But as the part-time reporter learns, this cold November
morning will claim more than potted plants

esides the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, Lucy expects the approaching
holiday to be a relatively uneventful oneuntil she finds beautiful Alison Franklin dead
and frozen in Blueberry Pond. No one knows much about Alison, except that she was the
daughter of wealthy investor Ed Franklin and struggled quietly with drug addiction. Police
blame her death on an accidental overdose, but Lucy cant understand what terrible forces
could lead a privileged woman to watery ruin
Alisons funeral service is just as puzzling. Many believe Eds youngand very pregnant
new wife, Mireille, divided the family, leaving Alison to wither on the vine. Did Mireille truly
adore her stepchild as Ed claims, or did she pit father against daughter for personal gain?
As a state of unrest descends on Tinkers Cove, Lucy is thrown into a full-scale investigation.
Now, in a race against time, Lucy must beat the killer to the finish lineor can she can
forget about stuffing and cranberry sauce
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Cozy mystery readers love holidays, as evidenced by the many successful
Christmas-themed cozies published each year, but there are very few cozies
available that focus on Thanksgiving.
Leslie Meiers newest Lucy Stone mystery will appeal to fans of small town cozy
mysteries.
It will also appeal to fans of Joanne Fluke (Kensington) and Barbara Ross
(Kensington).

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Cross-promotion with Holiday
Murder (Kensington TP, 10.17)
CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1030-7
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
RIGHTS: US,CAN,OM
PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 1
PACK: 40

PRAISE FOR LESLIE MEIER AND HER LUCY STONE MYSTERIES


Working mothers everywhere will admire Lucys ability to juggle four children, a job, and
community service while finding time to track down a killer and still celebrate Thanksgiving.
The underlying social issues give this twisty cozy a broad appeal.
SheKnows on Turkey Day Murder

AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Braintree, MA
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
Eggnog Murder
11/16 (978-1-4967-0447-4)

The lively, far-reaching plot will keep readers guessing.


Mystery Scene Magazine on British Manor Murder

British Manor Murder


10/16 (978-0-7582-7710-7)

A delight from start to finish.Suspense Magazine on French Pastry Murder

Candy Corn Murder


9/15 (978-0-7582-7707-7)
French Pastry Murder
10/14 (978-0-7582-7704-6)

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also
written for Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy
Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at LeslieMeier.com.

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eBook: 978-1-4967-1032-1

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A PLACE IN THE WIND


A JIMMY VEGA MYSTERY

Suzanne Chazin

The disappearance of a teenage girl in upstate New York sets off a


powder keg of accusations, bigotry, and fearwith deadly results
in Suzanne Chazins stunning new thriller featuring Hispanic police
detective Jimmy Vega.

n a January night, a blonde, blue-eyed high school girl walks out of an English class
she tutors for immigrantsand vanishes. Suspicion quickly falls on the men she was
teaching, many of whom are undocumented. As disturbing evidence trickles in, news
of the incident spreads beyond the scenic town of Lake Holly, New York, unearthing
deep-seated fears and enflaming cultural tensions.
For county police detective Jimmy Vega, the situation is personal. His girlfriend, attorney
Adele Figueroa, heads the immigrant center where the teen disappeared. If Vega cant find
the girl soon and clear Adeles clients, the place of refuge may be forced to shut its doors.
Still reeling over his own recent career missteps, Vegas boss assigns him a grunt detail
working for the new county supervisor, and the mans political ambitions clash with Vegas
deepest convictions. Dark forces are at playsomeone wants to destroy far more than
Vegas career. And no matter which way he turns, every step will put him and his family in
the killers cross-hairs.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Fourth in a compelling mystery series featuring Latino police detective
Jimmy Vega.
A suspenseful mystery that will appeal to fans looking for engrossing
characters and a twisting plot.
Nonfiction angles: This novel sensitively explores the lives of undocumented
immigrants-a topic as timely as todays headlines.
Land of Careful Shadows made the Reference and User Services Associations
2016 Short List for the Years Best in Genre Fiction for Adults in the Mystery
Category. This annual list recognizes excellence in genre fiction.
PRAISE FOR THE JIMMY VEGA MYSTERIES
Chazin adroitly depicts not only the pain and anguish, but the anger of all those impacted,
while tackling the timely issues of police enforcement, race, ethnicity and immigration
beautifully and humanely drawn (characters).
Mystery Scene on No Witness But the Moon
The complexity and skillfully meticulous weaving of plot lines make No Witness but the
Moon thrilling and thought provoking. a hauntingly powerful bullet straight to the
soul.Shelf Awareness on No Witness But the Moon
Suzanne Chazin won widespread acclaim for the Jimmy Vega series. She has twice been
the recipient of the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction. Her fiction, essays and articles
have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as the award-winning short
story anthology, Bronx Noir. She lives in the New York City area. Visit her on Facebook or
at suzannechazin.com.

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CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0521-1
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RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 352
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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New York City
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Kensington Hardcover
No Witness But The Moon
11/16 (978-1-4967-0517-4)
A Blossom of Bright Light
11/15 (978-1-61773-635-3)
Land of Careful Shadows
12/14 (978-1-61773-633-9)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0522-8

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BEFORE ITS TOO LATE


AN F.B.I. K-9 NOVEL

Sara Driscoll

In this powerful crime thriller, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and
her trusted search-and-rescue Labrador, Hawk, race to decipher the
coded messages left by a diabolical serial killer.

omewhere in the Washington, D.C., area, a woman lies helpless in a box. Buried alive.
In Quantico, the F.B.I. receives a coded message from the womans abductor. He wants
to play a game with them: decipher the clues, find the grave, save the girl. The F.B.I.s top
cryptanalysts crack the code and Special Agent Meg Jennings and her K-9 partner, Hawk,
scramble to follow a trail of false leads to the scene of the crime. But the killers game is
far from over
Soon another message arrives. Another victim is taken, and the deadly pattern is repeated
again and again. Each kidnapping triggers another desperate race against time, each with
the possibility of another senseless death. Thats when Meg decides to try something drastic.
Break the Bureaus protocol. Bring in her brilliant sister, Cara, a genius at word games, to
decipher the kidnappers twisted clues. Meg knows shes risking her career to do it, but
shes determined not to let one more person die under her and Hawks watch. If the plan
fails, it could bite them in the end. And if it leads to the killer, it could bury them forever
KEY SELLING POINTS:
The series focuses on two sisters, centering strong female characters in the
often male-dominated world of crime procedurals.
Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan are the two authors writing collectively as
Sara Driscoll.
As the owner of five dogs who runs a local dog rescue as well as working as the
handler of a therapy and nosework dog, Ann Vanderlaan brings her expertise
and awareness of working dogs complexities to the character
of Hawk.
Unlike the many cozy mysteries and commercial fiction titles featuring dogs,
the F.B.I. K-9 Novels are hard-edged procedurals. They will appeal to fans of
Iris Johansens The Search (2001) and Nora Robertss The Search (2011), both
about search and rescue dogs, as well as Robert Crais, who recently introduced
a K-9 officer to his Elvis Cole & Joe Pike series.
PRAISE FOR LONE WOLF
[A] wonderfully readable series launchDriscoll has selected and assembled the story
elements with impressive professionalism.Publishers Weekly
Tense and exciting, Sara Driscoll has created a new power couple, Meg and her FBI K-9,
Hawk.Leo J. Maloney, author of Arch Enemy
Sara Driscoll is the pen name of Jen J. Danna and Ann Vanderlaan, authors of the Abbott
and Lowell Forensic Mysteries. You can follow the latest news on the F.B.I. K-9 Mysteries at
saradriscollauthor.com.

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CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0443-6
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PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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Round Rock, TX (near Austin)
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A HIVE OF HOMICIDES
A HENNY PENNY FARMETTE MYSTERY

Meera Lester

When Abigail Mackenzie left the police force to become a farmer


and beekeeper in the beautiful Las Flores, California, she thought
her days of criminal investigation were behind her

er present life is mostly filled with hard work and happy occasions, including the
upcoming event with her friend Paola, a truffle maker, whos renewing her vows with
her husband Jake, owner of the Country Schoolhouse Winery. Abby is delighted to provide
her trademark lavender honey for the occasion.
But after the ceremony, the guests of honor are nowhere to be found. When Abby goes
looking for them, she hears a gunshot and discovers Jake dead in his car and Paola injured
beside him.
Who was the intended target? Jake had a reputation as a busy bee with the ladies. Is it
possible that one of his flings, stung by rejection, took revenge? Or could it be sour grapes
with one of his colleagues at the winery? If Paola was meant to be the victim, Abby needs
to protect her as she searches for the shooter.
When a second murder occurs, its up to Abby to crush the cluesbefore the killer gets her
over a barrel

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The series is based on the authors actual Henny Penny Farmette, which
has a popular website where she blogs about raising chickens, honey bees,
and heirloom vegetables. Each book in the series includes at least five
yummy recipes.
Cozy mystery fans will love the elements of orchard tending, beekeeping,
organic farming methods, catering, farmstand and farmers market selling,
pastry making, and savvy sleuthing in the series. In this book, the focus is on
herbs, how to use them in recipes, and herbal remedies.
PRAISE FOR THE HENNY PENNY FARMETTE MYSTERIES!
Framed with details of beekeeping, herb growing, and living and working on a small farm
in California, this charming cozy also includes well-drawn, engaging characters and a
promising new romance for Abby.Booklist on The Murder of a Queen Bee
Lester ticks all the boxesThis one is for lovers of cozy mysteries that are heavy on the
cozy.Publishers Weekly on The Murder of a Queen Bee
Meera Lester is the author of A Beeline to Murder and The Murder of a Queen Bee in the
Henny Penny Farmette Mystery series, as well as nearly two dozen nonfiction books. She is
the proud proprietress of the real Henny Penny Farmette, located in the San Francisco Bay
area. She blogs about life there at hennypennyfarmette.com. You can also visit her at
meeralester.com; facebook.com/meera.lester; and twitter.com/MeeraLester.

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ISBN13: 978-1-61773-917-0
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
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THE SEASON OF US
Holly Chamberlin

Against the irresistible backdrop of Christmas in New England,


bestselling author Holly Chamberlin creates a heartfelt and
memorable novela story of reunited family, new beginnings,
and unconditional lovethe best gift of all.

o outsiders, Appleville, New Hampshire, is a storybook small town complete with a little
white church and a gazebo on the village green. To Gincy Gannon Luongo, it was a place
to escape from, as quickly and as permanently as she could. Since she moved away twenty
years ago, Appleville has been her hometown in name only. But at her brother Tommys
urging, Gincy is coming back to visit their recently widowed mother in the weeks leading up
to Christmasand shes bringing her teenage daughter, Tamsin, with her.
With each passing day, Gincy realizes she has seriously undervalued her mother and
underestimated her brother. Only now, with the support of her husband, daughter, and best
friends, is she starting to see how much she may have missed. For beyond the surface of
every family and every picturesque town is something more complicated but infinitely more
rewardinga tapestry of those small acts of acceptance, love, and loyalty that could
transform this Christmas into the best Gincys ever known.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
The Season of Us will have an attractive cover price of $12.95, making it the
perfect impulse buy for holiday shoppers and those looking to stock Christmas
stockings!
This trade paperback edition will be released the month before Hollys new
Christmas-themed hardcover, Home for Christmas, allowing for an extended
marketing campaign and cross-promotional opportunities.
PRAISE FOR THE SEASON OF US
A warm and witty taleFans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will adore this genuine
exploration of family bonds, personal growth, and acceptance.Booklist
Chamberlin successfully portrays a family at their best and worst.Library Journal
[A] feel-good holiday taleBut its the way the author expertly dissects the dynamics of the
family and her stars progression from uncompromising to compassionate that awes.
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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Home for Christmas (HC,
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CATEGORY: Fiction
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PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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PACK: 56
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Portland, ME
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11/16 (978-1-4967-0681-2)
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Seashell Season
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Summer With My Sisters
7/15 (978-0-7582-7538-7)
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eBook: 978-1-4967-0683-6

Holly Chamberlin is the bestselling author of over fifteen novels including Summer
Friends, Seashell Season, The Family Beach House and One Week in December. Born and
raised in New York City, she now lives in a restored mid-nineteenth century brick townhouse
in Portland, Maine with her husband and a very athletic, beautiful and intelligent cat named
Betty. Please visit her online at HollyChamberlin.com.

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I, ELIZA HAMILTON
Susan Holloway Scott

With the mega success of Hamilton: An American Musical, America


has gone crazy for all things Hamilton. But some would argue that
it is his fascinating wife Eliza who is the true hero of the Hamilton
story. Now, the USA Today bestselling Susan Holloway Scott brings
Elizas story to life in this beautifully written piece of historical
fictionthe incredible story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding
of Americafrom Elizas point of view.

s the daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler is accustomed to socializing


with dignitaries and soldiers. But no visitor to her parents home has affected her so
strongly as Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They
marry quickly, and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in
her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. But it is in the aftermath of war, as
Hamilton becomes one of the countrys most important figures, that she truly comes into
her own
KEY SELLING POINTS:
A cultural phenomenon, Hamilton: An American Musical has become the
most popular show on Broadway in a generation. Because of it, Alexander
Hamilton is the Founding Father whos on everyones lips these daysand
those same people will be fascinated with his wife Eliza.
Writing under several pseudonyms, Susan has three million copies of her
books in print, and has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today
bestseller lists, with her books published in 19 countries.
The author has been a featured speaker for Colonial Williamsburg and the
Bostonian Society, as well as at the national conferences of the Historical
Novelists Society, Romance Writers of America, and RT Book Reviews. Her
history blog, TwoNerdyHistoryGirls (written in conjunction with the legendary
author Loretta Chase) is a worldwide favorite with history lovers and now
receives nearly 200,000 page views per month. In addition, she has over
11,000 followers on Twitter (2nerdyhistgirls), 40,000 followers on Instagram,
and 13,000 followers on Pinterest.
PRAISE FOR SUSAN HOLLOWAY SCOTTS HISTORICAL FICTION
Richly researched and beautifully written.Karen Harper, author of The Last Boleyn

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Wickedly entertaining.Mary Jo Putney, author of The Marriage Spell


A vivid portrait of an intriguing woman with all her flaws and strengths. Rich in period
detail, the novel also has all the ingredients necessary for a compelling read: conflict,
suspense, intrigue, and the romance between Sarah and John Churchill, one of historys
great love stories.Susan Carroll, author of The Silver Rose

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1252-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 400 TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over fifty historical novels and historical romances.
She is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Please visit her online at SusanHollowayScott.com.

SPINE SIZE: 31/32 PACK: 40


AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Philadelphia, PA
eBook: 978-1-4967-1253-0

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VIRTUALLY PERFECT
Paige Roberts

Paige Roberts debut novel follows one woman giving life a fresh
startuntil she discovers a history of deceit and lies.

izzie Glass doesnt consider herself a liar. But when she has to sell the benefits of cottage
cheesea food she despisesoff the side of a food truck to make rent, something has
to change. Lizzies fizzled Food Network career shows no new signs of life, so she leaves her
Brooklyn apartment and takes a lucrative job as a personal chef to a wealthy family. But the
constant nitpicking by Zoe, the twenty-something daughter of the family, is almost too much
for Lizzie to takeuntil Lizzie sees that the recipes and pictures of meals that she has made
for the family are a part of Zoes healthy food website. Lizzie discovers that Zoe is keeping
a darker secret. If Lizzie tells the truth, she could lose her newfound security. But it she
doesnt, the lives of others could be destroyed.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Characters that jump off the page and strong writing make this a perfect book
club book.
Ripped from the headlines element: a well-known Australian health blogger
who had a book deal was found to be lying about being a cancer survivor.
Roberts has a growing social media platform focusing on the truths and myths
in the health and food industries.
Increased focus on propaganda and the proliferation of fake news makes this
book especially timely.

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ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1009-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: US,CAN,OM

Paige Roberts is a former journalist who has written for publications such as McSweeneys,
Culinate, and Smithsonian.com. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

PAGES: 352
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 27/32
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
outside Philadelphia, PA
eBook: 978-1-4967-1010-9

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NO TIME TO EXPLAIN
Kate Angell

Fans of heartwarming love stories and pets with personality are


the perfect audience for Kate Angells latest Barefoot William novel
combining the easygoing pleasures of seaside living with the
exuberant joy of a doggie daycare filled with adorable four-footed
friends. Quirky characters, humor and feel-good romance are
the hallmarks of this USA Today bestselling author.

ichmond Rogues left-fielder Joe Zoo Zooker has his own ritual for the start of spring
traininga weekend of pure pleasure, including as many pretty faces and curvaceous
bodies as he can charm into his bed. After that, hes all about baseball, especially with
hungry minor leaguers eager for their own shot at the majors, just waiting for him to strike
out. But when a beautiful woman with a smart mouth brushes off his flirting, hes determined
to go to bat as often as it takes to win a smile aimed only at him.
Stevie may be new to the beach town of Barefoot William, but shes seen plenty of charmers
like hot and hunky Zoo before. Managing her aunts doggie daycare business, shes up to her
ears in rowdy puppiesand she doesnt need a lifelong hound like Zoo breaking her heart.
Still, theres no denying the attraction between them, and as spring training heats up, lust
suddenly begins to look a lot like love
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Kate Angell is a USA Today bestselling author.
The authors books regularly appear on Barnes & Nobles trade romance
bestseller list.
Kate will be featured in two Kensington anthologies in mass market in 2017,
The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine and That Mistletoe Moment, increasing
her author profile and visibility to readers.
Will appeal to fans of Deirdre Martin and Jaci Burton, who also write fun,
sexy, sports-themed romances. Kates popular fictional baseball team, The
Richmond Rogues, will appear in the novel and one of the ball players is
a romantic lead.
PRAISE FOR KATE ANGELL AND NO BREAKING MY HEART
A perfect balance of playfulness and poignancy, this continues Angells hilarious and
heartwarming series set in the beachfront town of Barefoot William, Florida.
Booklist, Starred Review

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CATEGORY:
Contemporary Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0368-2
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
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PAGES: 288
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Naples, FL
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No Breaking My Heart
8/16 (978-1-4967-0366-8)

Delightful.Publishers Weekly

No One Like You


5/15 (978-0-7582-9130-1)

This slightly wacky romance is just plain fun and perfect for a day at the beach.
Library Journal

No Sunshine When Shes Gone


5/14 (978-0-7582-9128-8)

Fast-paced. Fun characters. Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

eBook: 978-1-4967-0369-9

USA Today bestselling author Kate Angell lives in Naples, Florida. Shes an animal lover,
avid reader, and sports fan. Bookstores are her second home. Please visit her on Facebook
or at kateangell.com.

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THE PERSIAN ALWAYS


MEOWS TWICE
A CAT GROOMER MYSTERY

Eileen Watkins

Cat lovers are thrilled to welcome an expert groomer to the


picturesque town of Chadwick. But scratch below the surface,
and unmasking a killer becomes a game of cat and mouse

rofessional cat grooming isnt all fluffwhen the fur starts flying, Cassie McGlone,
owner of Cassies Comfy Cats, handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring
touch and nerves of steel. While these qualities certainly help keep her business purring,
they also come in handy when she makes a house call to her best client, millionaire George
DeLeuw, and discovers his murdered body next to his newly orphaned Persian, Harpo.
To help the local police find the actual killer, Cassie begins her own investigation. But no
one, from Georges housekeeper to his vindictive ex-wife, is giving up clues. Not until Cassie
is given permission to temporarily board Harpo does anyone show interest in the Persians
wellbeing. Someone is desperate to get their paws on Harpo before the feline helps
untangle a felony. Are there deadly truths that a cat whisperer like Cassie can coax out? She
needs to tread lightly and remember she gets one life, not nine.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
There are many other mysteries on the market featuring cats and cat lovers,
but not many in which the amateur sleuth deals with cats for a living. Cassies
job will be integral to each of the mysteries she solves, as she tries to protect
her clients animals as well as her own three pets. Because people bring cats
to her and she sometimes goes to other locales to help solve a cat-related
problem, she meets a variety of people and encounters many challenging and
even dangerous situations.

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ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1056-7
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE PERSIAN ALWAYS MEOWS TWICE


A delightful debut mystery. Its smart, well-plotted, and features a cast of charactersboth
human and felinethat I want to see more of. This book will be catnip for cat lovers.
Laurien Berenson, author of Wagging through the Snow
The purr-fect mystery to curl up with for a lovely cozy read, preferably with a cup of tea,
cuddly cat optional but recommended.Leslie Meier, author of Turkey Trot Murder

PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Wanaque, NJ
eBook: 978-1-4967-1057-4

Eileen Watkins worked for daily newspapers for most of her career, writing and editing
stories on fine art, architecture, interior design, and home improvement. She has also
published paranormal mystery and suspense novels. A confirmed Jersey Girl, she prefers
older houses, has always shared her home with at least one cat, and makes frequent visits
to the nearest riding stable. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of
America. Visit her website at efwatkins.com.

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THIS SIDE OF MURDER


Anna Lee Huber

The Great War is over, but in this captivating new series from
award-winning author Anna Lee Huber, one young widow discovers
the real intrigue has only just begun

ngland, 1919. Verity Kents grief over the loss of her husband pierces anew when she
receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney may have committed treason
before his untimely death. Determined to dull her pain with revelry, Veritys first impulse is
to dismiss the derogatory claim. But the mystery sender knows too muchincluding the fact
that during the war, Verity worked for the Secret Service, something not even Sidney knew.
Lured to Umbersea Island to attend the engagement party of one of Sidneys fellow officers,
Verity mingles among the men her husband once fought beside, and discovers dark
secretsalong with a murder clearly meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a
coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger, and her own sharp instincts, Verity is forced
down a path she never imaginedand comes face to face with the shattering possibility that
her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. Its a truth that could set her
freeor draw her ever deeper into his deception
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Anna Lee Huber is the national bestselling author of the Lady Darby
Mysteries (Berkley).
The most recent Lady Darby mystery, As Death Draws Near (Berkley, TP)
went on sale July 5, 2016, and was on the Barnes & Noble trade mystery
list for months as high as #5, with three weeks in the top ten and eight
weeks in the top twenty.
The settingBritain 1919appeals strongly to the PBS market (Downton
Abbey, etc.), a demographic with a high proportion of book readers.
The author is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers
of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.
She currently serves as co-leader of the Historical Novel Society-Great
Lakes Chapter, as well as on the Board for the Mystery Writers of America
Midwest Chapter.
Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady
Darby Mysteries and the forthcoming Verity Kent Mysteries. She is a summa cum laude
graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and
minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at
work on her next novel. Visit her online at annaleehuber.com.

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CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1315-5
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 304
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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Fort Wayne, IN
eBook: 978-1-4967-1316-2

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PEARL TONGUE
THE DALLES DIAMONDS SERIES

Tyrone Bentley

In his authentic, gritty and fast-paced debut, Tyrone Bentley takes


street-lit to another level when one woman must choose between two
brothers. Combining drama on par with reality television, and steamy
sex, youll be glad you got on this ride.

ith a drug addict mother and a drug lord father, Aphtan learns how to fend for herself
at an early age. Being the princess of an empire has its perksuntil her father gets
arrested. From stealing clothes and food to committing fraud, Aphtan does what she has to
do to take care of her mother and herself. But when her schemes prove problematic, she
turns to a new hustle: dancing at Pearl Tongue, the most notorious strip club in Texas
For Aphtan, the jobs fast money means security. Addicted to the cash, she promises herself
shell never stopuntil her new man, Scooter, makes her. In love, Aphtan trades in the pole
for the life of a housewife. But nothing lasts forever and Scooters past ultimately catches up
with thembringing secrets to the surface that destroy their relationship.
Devastated, Aphtan needs a shoulder to cry onand it belongs to Scooters brother, Cole.
Now, between betrayal, lies, murder, and a robbery that may force her to leave town for
good, Aphtans heartand her lifeare on the line.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Bentley is an exciting new and prolific author. The worlds and characters in his
novels are inspired by his real world experiences and his writing blazes with
authenticity.
Set in the 1980s, the book explores the beginnings of the crack epidemic in
Dallas. It explores the life of a drug kingpins daughter and covers issues like
drug overdoses, gang violence, and hustling.
Bentley is active on social media.

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Tyrone Bentley has been telling stories since childhood. His mom always said he made the
truth sound like a lie, so he took that as a sign that he needed to put his tales on paper. Born
and raised in South Dallas, a lot of his inspiration comes from the lives of his friends and
family. When he isnt writing, hes hanging out on the basketball court or working on cars.
You can find him on Twitter: @TyroneBMoney.

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Dallas, TX
eBook: 978-1-4967-1520-3

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SEE HOW SHE DIES


Lisa Jackson

The Hotel Danvers looms high above the narrow streets of Portland,
Oregon. Imposing and ornate, the Victorian building hides its share
of dark secretsas does the family that owns itin this chilling
novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson

ondon Danvers disappeared almost twenty years ago. The youngest child of hotel
tycoon Witt Danversand the only child with his second wife, KatLondon hasnt been
seen since. Over time, many women have claimed to be the long-lost heiress. Adria Nash is
the latest. But from the moment Zachary Danvers sees her, he believes Adria is different. For
one thing, Adria looks just like Zacharys former stepmother. For another, Adria knows
personal details only London could have known. If Adria really is London, she stands to
inherit a fortunebut will she also become a target? After all, someone is watching her every
move, waiting for the right moment to see how she runssee how she screamssee how
she dies
KEY SELLING POINTS:
See How She Dies is being made available for the very first time in trade
paperback, beautifully repackaged. This new edition will include a Q&A with
Lisa Jackson, as well as a teaser of one of her upcoming releases from 2018.
When first published in 2004, See How She Dies spent six weeks on the
New York Times bestseller list.
While Lisa Jackson has a strong female readership, she also appeals to male
thriller readers who enjoy such authors as Harlan Coben, Jonathan Kellerman
and John Sandford.

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CATEGORY: Romantic Suspense
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0826-7
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 496
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 1 1/4
PACK: 32

OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR LISA JACKSON


Jackson definitely knows how to keep readers riveted.
Mystery Scene on Never Die Alone
Absolutely tension filledJackson is on top of her game.
Suspense Magazine on Tell Me
Shiveringly good suspense!
Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author on You Dont Want to Know
Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels.
She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author
Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with
Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in
print and her writing has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives with her family
and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at
lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Lake Oswego, OR
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Zebra Mass Market
7/11 (978-1-4201-2584-9)
8/04 (978-0-8217-7605-6)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Almost Dead
7/17 (978-1-4967-0842-7)
Whispers
11/15 (978-1-4967-0052-0)
If She Only Knew
11/12 (978-0-7582-9079-3)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0841-0

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THE HOUSE ON
HONEYSUCKLE LANE
AN OLIVERS WELL NOVEL

Mary McDonough

Mary McDonough welcomes readers back to the small town of


Olivers Well, Virginia, that was first introduced in her debut novel,
One Year, a story of holiday and homecoming, as three siblings
gather for Christmas to remember, laugh, fight, planand find their
way forward as a family once more.

ven in a town as picturesque and rich in history as Olivers Well theres something special
about the Reynolds house on Honeysuckle Lane. Well-proportioned outside and within,
its where Andie, Emma, and Daniel Reynolds grew upbefore they began to grow apart.
This first reunion since their mothers death is a chance for the Reynolds siblings to relive
cherished holiday traditionsattending the church concert, lighting the town treebefore
finally settling their parents estate. But readying the house for sale proves no easy task when
every piece of furniture and every moment together stirs up the past.
When Andie, the oldest sibling, left home, she left her young daughter too. Though shes
found fulfillment and fame as a self-help author, how can she presume to guide others if she
cant be honest with those closest to her, much less herself?

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Middle child Emma struck out on her own instead of accepting her fathers offer to share his
business. Yet now she finds herself drawn back to her towns quiet rhythms and routines,
wondering if its possible to start over.

ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0770-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 352

KEY SELLING POINTS:


The hardcover edition of The House on Honeysuckle Lane (2016) was a #2
Denver Post bestseller.
The House on Honeysuckle Lane appeals to fans of sweet, heartwarming,
small town fiction by authors such as Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) and
Holly Chamberlin (Kensington).
PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE ON HONEYSUCKLE LANE
Written beautifully. The House on Honeysuckle Lane handles a delicate subject in a way
that is realistic, while honestly portraying the wide range of conflicting emotions felt by those
who are left behind.Bookish
This holiday homecoming story will appeal to fans of Nancy Thayer.Library Journal

TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4


SPINE SIZE: 27/32
PACK: 36
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Denver, CO
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
10/16 (978-0-7582-9351-0)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
One Year
8/16 (978-1-61773-902-6)
Lessons From The Mountain
6/12 (978-0-7582-6367-4)
eBook: 978-0-7582-9352-7

Mary McDonough starred as Erin on the awardwinning television series, The Waltons,
for nine years, as well as in the made-for-TV reunion movies that followed. She wrote and
directed the awardwinning film For the Love of May and continues to act on stage and
screen. She is also the author of the novel One Year and the memoir Lessons from the
Mountain: What I Learned from Erin Walton. Mary was the founding president of LUPUS
LA, and created In The Know, a program to raise awareness about womens health issues.
She currently lives in Colorado with her husband. Readers can visit her website at
marymcdonough.com.

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THE DOG WHO CAME


FOR CHRISTMAS
Sue Pethick

From the acclaimed author of Pet Friendly and Boomers Bucket


List, comes a heartwarming and humorous tale about a very special
dog who might be just what one dysfunctional family needs to come
together in time for Christmas!

ingle mom Renee Richardsons Christmas wish list didnt exactly include a scrappy little
dog named Max. But when Kiernan, her troubled youngest son, brings home a pup he
found in the woods, the whole family cant help falling in love. Renee has her hands full as
the holidays draw closer, especially when Maxs ownera handsome local sheriffturns up
to claim him. She isnt sure how her family will cope with losing their new furry friend. But as
a white Christmas becomes a bona fide blizzard, Kieran, Renee, and Max may all gain the gift
theyve been longing forloyal companionship and a lifetime of love
KEY SELLING POINTS:
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation meets The Art of Racing in the
Rain, Sue Pethicks first holiday-themed novel showcases her talent for
combining humor and heart in stories that feature special dogs and the
lessons their humans can learn from them.
This novel features a young child with autism, and how the special relationship
he forms with a dog helps him as well as his family to connect.
The Dog Who Came for Christmas also features a strong romantic subplot,
with the relationship between a divorced single mom and the local sheriff.
With over 43 million dog-owning households in the U.S., there is a large
audience for stories that feature dogs and the lessons their humans can learn
from them.

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advertising campaign
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Dog Show in November
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groups and dog lover
organizations
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content and shareable images
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CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0906-6
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95

PRAISE FOR SUE PETHICKS NOVELS


Both witty and emotional, this touching novel is a journey through Americas heartland.
RT Book Reviews on Boomers Bucket List
A funny and sweet book with plenty of howls!
The Parkersburg News & Sentinel on Pet Friendly
Pethick combines a love story about second chances, a mystery, paranormal elements, and
a winsome dog in her feel-good debut.
Barbara McMichael, The Kitsap Sun on Pet Friendly
Sue Pethick is an award-winning short story writer whose life-long love of animals inspired
her to write the novels Pet Friendly, Boomers Bucket List and The Dog Who Came for
Christmas. Born in San Diego, California, she now lives with her husband in Vancouver,
Washington. Please visit her online at SuePethick.com.

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RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 5/8
PACK: 56
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Vancouver, WA
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Boomers Bucket List
1/17 (978-1-4967-0904-2)
Pet Friendly
1/16 (978-1-61773-842-5)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0907-3

Noelle Hall

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THE AMISH
CHRISTMAS CANDLE

Randall Kahn

Alicia Johnson

Kelly Long; Jennifer Beckstrand;


Lisa Jones Baker

Continuing Kensingtons annual Amish Christmas anthology


tradition, a love-filled collection celebrating family, home and
the joyous glow of the holiday season. Readers will rejoice in
stories from some of Kensingtons most popular inspirational
authors as they warm themselves with the peaceful light of
Plain faith.

KELLY LONG Snow Shine On Ice Mountain


When staid Naomi Gishs mischievous father hires strapping Gray Fisher at their candle shop for the season, shes positive the old man has an
ulterior motive. She doesnt need helpbut as Gray learns the craft of candle making, Naomi learns that love is not only possible, but Gods
most precious gift.
JENNIFER BECKSTRAND A Honeybee Christmas
Of all the sacrifices Bitsy Kiem made to raise her three nieces Amish, giving up her Englisch life was the only thing she missed. With the girls
married now, she has a chance to kick up her heels this Christmasunless widowed Yost Weaver can convince her that Plain love is a flame
that will never go out.
LISA JONES BAKER The Christmas Candle
Blessing those in need at Christmastime is one of Lydias favorite traditions. But without her newly married sisters help this year, the task
seems dauntinguntil handsome Mennonite John King shows her that hands joined to do good may unite hearts as well.
PRAISE FOR KELLY LONG, JENNIFER BECKSTRAND, LISA JONES BAKER, AND THEIR NOVELS
Kelly understands the human heart and writes about it with beauty and resonance.Beth Wiseman on Kelly Long
A wonderful-gute novel that celebrates womens resourceful strength and pluckDelightfully sweet.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review on Sweet as Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Baker emphasizes the conviction required to hold to Amish traditions while surrounded by 21st century conveniences, providing a
welcome level of insight into the characters inner lives.Publishers Weekly, Starred Review on Rebeccas Bouquet by Lisa Jones Baker
Kelly Long is the CBA, ECPA and CBD bestselling author of the acclaimed Ice Mountain and Amish Patch of Heaven Series. Her novel,
Lilys Wedding Quilt, (Thomas Nelson, 2011) was a Goodreads Favorite Book of the Year and she has been a finalist for the Carol Award
from the American Christian Fiction Writers. Born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania, she can be found online at
KellyLongBooks.com.
Jennifer Beckstrand is the RITA nominated and award-winning author of the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill and The Honeybee Sisters
series. Novels in her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series have been RITA Award and RT Book Reviewers Choice Award finalists, and
Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Huckleberry Hearts was named a Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction
Books of the Year. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people. She and her husband
have been married for over three decades, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.
Please visit her at JenniferBeckstrand.com.

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Lisa Jones Baker is the author of the acclaimed Hope Chest


of Dreams series. She grew up near a small Amish town in
Illinois that she frequented with her family on weekends and
graduated from Illinois State University with a French major.
Having lived in different states and been to five continents,
Lisa finds inspiration for her writing in the people she comes
across every day. Raised in a Christian home, Lisa has always
been blessed with love and support. Please visit her online at
LisaJonesBaker.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS:


Christmas anthologies in inspirational romance
remain an excellent tool of author discovery for
readers and the three separate stories in this
anthology each connect with the authors popular
Amish series.
The Amish community celebrates Christmas in
unique ways that will delight readers and make this
collection stand out from other holiday offerings.
Collection features three of Kensingtons most
acclaimed Amish fiction writers. Both Beckstrand
and Baker have received starred reviews from
Publishers Weekly and Beckstrands Huckleberry
Hearts was named a Booklist Top 10 Inspirational
Fiction Books of the Year. Long is a Carol Award
finalist whose previous novel was named a Goodreads
Favorite Book of the Year.
MARKETING PLANS:
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outreach to Christian readers
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NetGalley and Kensingtons kLovers program
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and author fan lists
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feature coverage
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CATEGORY: Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1015-4
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 352
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 SPINE SIZE: 27/32 PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Hummelstown, PA (Long); Centerville, Utah (Beckstrand);
Bloomington, IL (Baker)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
The Amish Christmas Kitchen
10/16 (978-1-4967-0591-4)
The Amish Christmas Sleigh
10/15 (978-1-4967-0013-1)
eBook: 978-1-4967-1016-1

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HOLIDAY MURDER
A LUCY STONE MYSTERY

Leslie Meier

For Lucy Stone, Christmas in Tinkers Cove, Maine, isnt just about
the gift of giving. Sometimes its also about solving a crime or two

Mistletoe Murder-The First Lucy Stone Mystery!


As if Lucy Stones Christmas schedule wasnt busy enough, shes also working nights at the
famous mail-order company Country Cousins. But when she discovers its very wealthy
founder, Sam Miller, dead in his car from an apparent suicide, Lucys gift for suspecting
murder shines bright. Now she must track down an elusive killerone who wont be
satisfied until everyone on his shopping list is dead, including Lucy herself
Christmas Cookie Murder
One of the best things about Christmas in Tinkers Cove has always been the annual Cookie
Exchange. But when long-simmering petty rivalries and feuds finally come to a boil,
accusations of recipe theft lead to an act of murder. Despite all of the ingredients for danger,
Lucy sets out on the trail of a killer and soon uncovers a shocking Christmas secret best left
unopened

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Feature title in the bimonthly
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promotion on Hobby Reads
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and promotions including
shareable images
CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0891-5
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World

KEY SELLING POINTS:


Holiday Murder consists of two Lucy Stone Christmas themed mysteries in
one volume! And at the low price of $9.95perfect for stuffing someones
Christmas stocking!
Holiday Murder contains the first Lucy Stone mystery, Mistletoe Murder
and another Christmas themed mystery, Christmas Cookie Murder!
PRAISE FOR LESLIE MEIER AND HER LUCY STONE MYSTERIES
Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stones trip across the pondA peek into
British country life provide a nice break.Kirkus Reviews on British Manor Murder
A delight from start to finish.Suspense Magazine on French Pastry Murder
Longtime Lucy Stone series readers will be happy to catch up on life in Tinkers Cover in
this cozy Christmas mystery.Library Journal on Christmas Carol Murder
Delightful cozy fans will enjoy Lucys hunt for the truth.
Publishers Weekly on Easter Bunny Murder

PAGES: 512
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 1 1/4
PACK: 32
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Braintree, MA
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
Turkey Trot Murder
10/17 (978-1-4967-1030-7)
Eggnog Murder
11/16 (978-1-4967-0447-4)
British Manor Murder
10/16 (978-0-7582-7710-7)
Candy Corn Murder
9/15 (978-0-7582-7707-7)
French Pastry Murder
10/14 (978-0-7582-7704-6)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0892-2

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also
written for Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy
Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at LeslieMeier.com.

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THIS CHRISTMAS
Jane Green; Jennifer Coburn; Liz Ireland

Beautifully repackaged just in time for the most magical time of


year, take some time to indulge in this romantic holiday anthology
headlined by bestselling author Jane Green, This Christmas. These
tales are sure to satisfy readers craving sweet stories of romance,
Christmas cheer and some holiday magic.

JANE GREEN Vacation


If Sarah knew moving to the suburbs would mean losing everything about her relationship
that was young, romantic, and fun, she would have planted her feet firmly in the city cement.
And when her husbands job sends him to Chicago indefinitely, Sarah wonders if shed be
better off alone. But as Christmas approaches, will Sarah recognize the gift shes been taking
for granted?
JENNIFER COBURN The Second Wife of Reilly
Falling in love with Reilly was easy for Sarah, but marriage is proving to be a little more
worrisomeespecially with Prudence, Reillys ex, still single. Since its the season of giving,
Sarah decides to find Prudence a man. But shopping for another womans prospective
husband isnt quite as easy as whipping out a credit card at Bloomies
LIZ IRELAND Mistletoe and Holly
For once, Holly is determined to fit into her familys picturesque Norman Rockwell
Christmas. Even with her wry best friend Isaac along for the ride, shes got perfect boyfriend
Jason to introduce. Unfortunately, the holiday spirit is on the fritz and no one is interested
in perfection, including Holly. Because shes beginning to realize that Isaac looks pretty darn
good under the mistletoe
KEY SELLING POINTS:
This Christmas is headlined by New York Times bestselling author Jane Green,
an author with over 10 million books in print and published in 25 countries!
This Christmas will be republished at $9.95. The perfect gift for those looking
for stocking stuffers for family and friends!
Christmas themed romances are at an all-time high in terms of popularity.
Romances celebrating the holidays are books readers avidly anticipate all
year long.
Jane Green is the author of over ten novels, including Falling, Summer Secrets, Saving
Grace, and Tempting Fate. She lives outside New York City with her husband and four
children, and is still thrilled at the annual prospect of a real white Christmas.
Jennifer Coburn is an award-winning journalist, spends the winter holidays at home
with her family in San Diego. Readers can visit her website at jennifercoburn.com.
Liz Ireland grew up in Texas, where all her Christmases except one were green. She now
celebrates the holidays in Canada with her husband and a menagerie of pets.

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Holiday promotion
Outreach to reading groups,
book clubs, and womens
fiction websites
Social media and eNewsletter
advertising and promotions
Outreach for new reader reviews
on retailer sites and Goodreads
via NetGalley
CATEGORY: Contemporary
Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0828-1
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 336
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 13/16
PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
CT (Green); San Diego, CA (Coburn);
Montreal, Canada
(Ireland)
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
10/09 (978-0-7582-3488-9)
Zebra Trade Paperback
11/05 (978-0-8217-7994-1)
Zebra Mass Market
11/05 (978-0-8217-7806-7)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Queen Gene (Coburn)
2/17 (978-0-7582-0984-9)
Strapless Trade Paperback
Pink Ghetto (Ireland)
5/06 (978-0-7582-0839-2)
eBook: 978-0-7582-4929-6

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS


Holly Chamberlin

In a charming Maine seaside town, a single mother longs to create a memorable


Christmas for her two daughters before they leave the nest for goodand receives
a chance to make her own wishes come true, in this heartwarming novel from
bestselling author Holly Chamberlin.

t first glance, Nell Kings cozy home in Yorktide, Maine, seems a step down from the impeccably decorated Boston house she shared with
her husband. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her almost-grown daughters have found real
happiness and comfort here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together before Molly and Felicity move away, Nell suddenly
feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. With the daily obligations of motherhood coming to an end, what role is left
for her to fill?
Twenty-one-year-old Molly has never forgiven her father for walking out, though she worries about sacrificing her independence the way her
mother did. Should she stay in Maine with her dependable boyfriend, or move to the city and prove herself? Felicity, meanwhile, is torn
between loyalty to Nell and wanting to spend time with her glamorous, ski champion stepmother. Nell is eager to cement the bond with her
daughters by making this holiday picture-perfect. But theres a complicationand an opportunity
Nells first and greatest love, now a successful novelist, has arrived in town for a book signing. As the two rekindle their friendship, Nell
confronts the choices and compromises she once made in the name of stability. And as the coming days unfold with revelations and
unexpected gifts, this Christmas promises to herald a bright new beginning.
PRAISE FOR HOLLY CHAMBERLINS CHRISTMAS NOVELS
A warm and witty taleThis heartfelt and emotional story will appeal to members of the Sandwich Generation or anyone who has had to
set aside long-buried childhood resentments for the well-being of an aging parent. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will adore this
genuine exploration of family bonds, personal growth, and acceptance.Booklist on The Season of Us
Chamberlin successfully portrays a family at their best and worst as they struggle through their first holiday without a beloved husband and
father and have to redefine their relationships. Library Journal on The Season of Us
Chamberlin writes a tightly crafted story about a week in a familys lifean interesting look at how families learn to live with the past and
keep ties strong. RT Book Reviews, 4 stars for One Week in December
Holly Chamberlin is the bestselling author of over fifteen novels including Summer Friends, Seashell Season, The Family Beach
House and One Week in December. Born and raised in New York City, she now lives in a restored mid-nineteenth century brick
townhouse in Portland, Maine with her husband and a very athletic, beautiful and intelligent cat named Betty. Please visit her online
at HollyChamberlin.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Holly Chamberlins newest holiday novel will
have an attractive cover price of $18.95, making
it the perfect impulse buy for gift shoppers and
those looking to stock Christmas stockings.
Holly Chamberlin is following in the footsteps
of Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer, two New York
Times bestselling authors who publish a new
summer novel each year and have now started
publishing short Christmas novels.
Holly Chamberlin has built a strong readership
with her Maine set summer novels. Each May and
June we do low priced repackages of backlist titles,
leading into the publication of her new release
in July.

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0684-3
PRICE: $19.95/$21.95
RIGHTS: World PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 SPINE SIZE: 7/8 PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Portland, ME
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
11/17 (978-1-4967-0999-8)

MARKETING PLANS:
Advance reading copies
National print and online advertising in the U.S.
and Canada
Reading group guide and book club promotions
Promotion through both Kensington and authors
social media platforms, newsletter subscribers,
and fan groups
Publicity outreach and Holiday promotions
Select author appearances
Major early reader and consumer reviewer
promotions via Goodreads, NetGalley, etc.
Social media advertising and promotion

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SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
The Season of Us
11/16 (978-1-4967-0681-2)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0686-7

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Julie Renee Photography

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THE SECRET, BOOK &


SCONE SOCIETY
THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY SERIES
Ellery Adams

New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a perennial on the Barnes & Noble
bestseller list, launches her beguiling new mystery series at Kensington with her
hardcover debut.

eople come to Miracle Springs, North Carolina, to seek relief from all kinds of pain (emotional, physical, and psychological). They hope
the healing waters, five-star cuisine, and renowned resort and spa will cure their ills, but more often than not, a bookstore owner named
Nora Pennington can do far more for them by prescribing the perfect book. Nora understands damaged people because she is also damaged.
And when a strangers secret leads to murder, a somewhat reluctant Nora and the plucky village baker form the Secret Book and Scone
Society in order to rid Miracle Springs of its blight. But rooting out evil is never a simple task. People have many faces, and in the meantime,
Noras book group takes on new members. The price? A secret. The reward? A comfort scone and the promise of true friendship. And
perhaps, by the time the murderer is caught and the scales of justice are once again balanced, the person who ends up being healed after
years of pain is Nora, herself.
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, and large bodies of water.
When not writing, shes busy baking, gardening, spoiling her three cats, and watching far too much HGTV. She now lives with her husband
and two children in central Virginia. For more information, please visit elleryadamsmysteries.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Ellery Adams, also writing as Lucy Arlington, is
the author of three beloved New York Times
bestselling mystery series: The Books by the Bay
Mysteries, The Book Retreat Mysteries, and the
Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, all published
by Berkley.
In the past four years TEN of Ellery Adams mysteries
have been on the New York Times bestseller lists.
The Secret, Book & Scone Society incorporates
womens fiction, mystery, whimsy and light romance.
This story involves bibliotherapy, an actual method
used to treat certain psychological issues via reading.
This new series is set in the picturesque town of
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, where people come
seeking relief in the healing waters to whatever ails
them. But more often than not, Nora Pennington, who
runs the local bookstore, can do more for them by
prescribing the perfect book and a fresh-baked
sconein return for divulging one secret.

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1237-0
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 224
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 13/16
PACK: 44

MARKETING PLANS:
Advance reading copies
National print media campaign
Online advertising
Fresh Voices and New Series campaigns
Featured in the bimonthly Killer Cozies eNewsletter
Extensive social media advertising and promotions
Push for early online reviews through NetGalley
and Goodreads

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Richmond, VA
eBook: 978-1-4967-1239-4

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KNIT TO KILL
A BLACK SHEEP & CO. MYSTERY

Anne Canadeo

Anne Canadeo comes to Kensington with the first in a new series


spinning off from her popular Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries
(Pocket Books), as four knitting friends and sleuthing heroines take
some big steps in their lives. Maggie has changed the name of her
shop to The Black Sheep & Co. and the group is preparing for Lucys
wedding, but first theres a murder for them to solve on their girls
only getaway to Maine!

s their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the closely
knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne
Cavanaugh has just the spother friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on
Osprey Island, renowned for its famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she
would be happy to host the knitters.
Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of
a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on the rocky coastline below the cliffs
and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident.
The well-known victim was not so well liked, it turns out, with many enemies eager to send
him into an earlyand permanentretirement. When the investigation focuses on Amys
husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues.
But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine lineand look
before they leap to any deadly conclusions.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
While there are other cozy mystery series that include knitting and other crafts,
The Black Sheep & Co. books emphasize themes of female friendship and
include a lot of humor.
Kensington Books is taking a series (Black Sheep Knitting series) that has a
large reader following and giving the series a new spin, enhancing the sales
potential.
Anne Canadeo has also written as New York Times bestselling author
Katherine Spencer, author of the Cape Light and Angel Island series.

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and organizations
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inclusion in Kensingtons
Cozy Mystery eNewsletter
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conference appearances

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0861-8
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 320

PRAISE FOR ANNE CANADEOS MYSTERIES


Canadeo knows how to do coziesall in all, a good, fun read.
Mystery Scene Magazine on The Postman Always Purls Twice
Sure to attract readers of Sally Goldenbaum and Barbara Bretton.
Library Journal on A Stich Before Dying

TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4


SPINE SIZE: 1 1/8
PACK: 32
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Northport, NY
eBook: 978-1-4967-0862-5

Anne Canadeo is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including her popular
Black Sheep Knitting Club Mystery series and the Cape Light series, written as Katherine
Spencer. She lives and knits in Northport, New York, with her husband, daughter, and canine
office assistant.

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K ENSINGTON H ARDCOVER

MURDER IN AN
ENGLISH VILLAGE
A BERYL AND EDWINA MYSTERY

Jessica Ellicott

As friends, the boisterous and brash American, Beryl couldnt be less


alike than the prim and proper British, Edwina. But as sleuths in an
England recovering from the Great War, theyre the perfect match

920: Flying in the face of convention, legendary American adventuress Beryl Helliwell
never fails to surprise and shock. The last thing her adoring public would expect is that
she craves some peace and quiet. The humdrum hamlet of Walmsley Parva in the English
countryside seems just the ticket. And, honestly, until America comes to its senses and
repeals Prohibition, Beryl has no intention of returning stateside and subjecting herself to
bathtub gin.
For over three decades, Edwina Davenport has lived comfortably in Walmsley Parva, but the
postWorld War I bust has left her in dire financial straits and forced her to advertise for a
lodger. When her long-lost school chum Beryl arrives on her doorstepactually crashes
into it in her red motorcarEdwina welcomes her old friend as her new roommate.
But her idyllic hometown has a hidden sinister side, and when the two friends are drawn in,
they decide to set up shop as private inquiry agents, helping Edwina to make ends meet and
satisfying Beryls thirst for adventure. Now this odd couple will need to put their heads
together to catch a killerbefore this sleepy English village becomes their final resting
place
KEY SELLING POINTS:
The Beryl and Edwina mysteries will appeal to fans of Carola Dunns Daisy
Dalyrmple mysteries (St. Martins Press), Jacqueline Winspears Maisie Dobbs
mysteries (Harper Collins), Rhy Bowens Her Royal Spyness mysteries
(Berkley) and Alyssa Maxwells Lady and Ladys Maid mysteries (Kensington).
This is a historical mystery that has the cross-appeal of an American
protagonist in an English village.
This is the first book in a new series, and will appeal to fans of Charles Todd
and Rys Bowen.
Author previously wrote a Daphne AwardWinning novel for Mainly Murder
Press, and a cozy mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime.
Jessica Ellicott loves fountain pens, Mini Coopers, and throwing parties. She lives in
northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks
Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar.

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and Goodreads
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Kensington and authors social
media platforms

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1050-5
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
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eBook: 978-1-4967-1051-2

D AFINA H ARDCOVER

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW


LONELY HEART, DEADLY HEART

Mary Monroe

In the stunning climax of New York Times bestselling author Mary


Monroes Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, the tensionand the
heatreach unforgettable heights as two restless women go after the
ultimate satisfaction and a killer desire prepares to strike.

or best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley, theres never too much when it comes
to online-dating rich, no-commitments lovers. Its a fantasy come true that makes their
unhappy lives bearable. But theres no escape when Lolas vicious relatives cheat her out of
everything thats hers, and Joans husband pulls a devastating betrayal. With nothing to lose,
the two will do everything and anything to lock down Mr. Right and lifetime satisfaction
KEY SELLING POINTS:
This is the third book in Monroes Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, and her
first series since her successful God series.
With a ripped from the headlines storyline, her new novel is the perfect juicy
read for fans of dramatic tales with a soapy feel.
Monroe is the winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the 2016
Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award.
There are more than one million Mary Monroe books in print.
Kensington has sold audio, book club, and large print rights for most of Mary
Monroes novels.

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CATEGORY: Fiction

PRAISE FOR EVERY WOMANS DREAM, BOOK 1 IN THE LONELY HEART,


DEADLY HEART SERIES
Readers will surely enjoy the ride.SHEEN Magazine
Monroe includes crazy sidekick characters, outlandish family members, and authentic
slang in an epic novel that spans a generation.Library Journal
Monroe manages to make Joan and Lola sympathetic throughout their painful missteps,
while the killers presence heightens suspense.Booklist
Engaging, provocative, disconcerting and shocking, as the author shrewdly characterizes
the hazards when adults play dangerous games with strangers. Upcoming books in the series
should capitalize on this momentum.RT Book Reviews
Mary Monroe, the daughter of sharecroppers, is the author of the award-winning and New
York Times bestselling God series that includes God Dont Like Ugly and God Dont Make
No Mistakes, among other novels. Winner of the AAMBC Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement
Award and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, Mary Monroe currently lives in
Oakland, California, and loves to hear from her readers via e-mail at
AuthorAuthor5409@aol.com. Visit Marys website at MaryMonroe.org.

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Family of Lies
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eBook: 978-1-61773-811-1

K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

BLESS HER HEART


Sally Kilpatrick

In Sally Kilpatricks fourth novel of Southern fiction, a woman who


has always been defined as wife and (hope-to-be) mother finds
herself newly single and rebelling against everything she has known
in order to learn who she really is and mend her relationships.

osy Love wants one thing more than any other: to be a mother. Five years ago she escaped
the chaos of her mothers house by marrying Thad Love, a real estate agent fifteen years
her senior. A fundamentalist Christian, Thad has strong views on marriage, a mans role as
head of the household, and a womans role as wife and mother. At least he did until he
skipped town with another mans wife. On the day Posy discovers her husbands betrayal,
her car is repossessed and their house foreclosed on. Thad has cleaned out all of their bank
accounts and taken money he shouldve been using to pay bills. To make matters worse, the
only place left for Posy to go is back to her hippie mother, whom she resents. Her mother
accepts her with grace, but her brother and sister arent as generous. Her sister, Rain, points
out that being good has gotten Posy nowhere so she might as well start breaking commandments or something. She settles on the Seven Deadly Sins, and in breaking them one by one,
she begins to accept her freedom as an individual and heal her relationships with her family.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Bless Her Heart explores a womans relationships with her mother, sister, and
best friend, including themes that will provide book clubs plenty to talk about.
The authentic Southern voice, womens fiction elements, and tinge of romance
will appeal to readers of Mary Kay Andrews, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Mary
Alice Monroe.
Sally is a two-time Maggie Award for Excellence finalist, a three-time OKRWA
National Readers Choice Award finalist, a Golden Heart Award finalist and the
winner of the 2010 Duel on the Delta Award.

PAGES: 352
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 27/32
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Marietta, GA
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Better Get To Livin
6/16 (978-1-61773-572-1)
Bittersweet Creek
11/15 (978-1-61773-570-7)

PRAISE FOR SALLY KILPATRICKS NOVELS


Readers will both laugh and cry as Declan and Presley face loss, learn life lessons from
ghosts, and realize life is much easier to handle with someone by your side.
Booklist on Better Get to Livin
Fans of Southern contemporary romance will be charmed.
Publishers Weekly on Bittersweet Creek
Pleasantly engaging.Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek
Sally Kilpatrick was born and raised in West Tennessee. A two-time Maggie Award finalist
and a three-time OKRWA National Readers Choice Award finalist, Sally served two terms as
president of the Georgia chapter of RWA. She lives with her husband and two children in
Marietta, Georgia. Please visit her online at SallyKilpatrick.com.

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The Happy Hour Choir


5/15 (978-1-61773-568-4)
eBook: 978-1-4967-1074-1

The r e s e Marie Wagner Photography

K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

THE ASTONISHING THING


Sandi Ward

In her inventive, sometimes bittersweet, ultimately uplifting debut, Sandi Ward draws
readers into one extraordinary cats quest to make sense of her world, illuminating the
limits and mysterious depths of love

et owners know that a cats loyalty is not easily earned. Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and inquiring mind, has
nonetheless grown intensely devoted to her human companion, Carrie. Several days ago, Carrieor Mother, as Boo calls her
suddenly went away, leaving her family, including Boo, in disarray. Carries husband, Tommy, is distant and distracted even as he does
his best to care for Boos human siblings, especially baby Finn.
Boo worries about who will fill her food dish, and provide a warm lap to nestle into. More pressing still, shes trying to uncover the
complicated truth about why Carrie left. Though frequently mystified by human behavior, Boo is sure that Carrie once cared passionately for
Tommy and adores her children, even the non-feline ones. But she also sees it may not be enough to make things right. Perhaps only a cata
wise, observant, very determined catcan do that.
Wonderfully tender and insightful, The Astonishing Thing explores the intricacies of marriage and family through an unforgettable
perspective at the center of it all.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE ASTONISHING THING
This is a truly special book, one that captured my heart from the very first lineThe Astonishing Thing feels like a bit of a miracle and we
all could use a miracle.Holly Chamberlin, author of Seashell Season and Summer With My Sisters
Sandi Ward grew up in Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts. She went to Tufts University, and then received her MA in Creative Writing
at New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow. She now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, teenagers, dog and a big
black cat named Winnie. She is a medical writer at an ad agency in New Jersey, specializing in psychiatry and pain management, and The
Astonishing Thing is her debut novel. Please visit her online at SandiWardBooks.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Told from Boo the cats point of view, The
Astonishing Thing deals with the timely issue
of how a family copes when one member is
suffering from mental illness. The National Alliance
of Mental Health reports that approximately 1 in 5
adults in the U.S. (43 million) experience mental
illness in a given year.
The Astonishing Thing is a wonderfully tender,
surprisingly funny and unusual exploration of family
life that will appeal to fans of The Art of Racing
in the Rain and The Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Night-Time. With two headstrong teenage
characters, it also has crossover appeal for YA readers.
Includes Reading Group Guide.

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1111-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 3/4
PACK: 56

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

THE GLAMOROUS DEAD


Suzanne Gates

Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this gripping, moody debut of
Hollywood noir follows a young aspiring starlet into a star-studded
web of scandal, celebrity, and murder

he chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveawayno pun intended. But when a human
thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesnt take long for the police to
identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her
best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it. Rosemary, with the
beauty and talent, who stood out from all other extras on the Paramount lot. She was the one
whose name was destined for a movie marqueenot for the obituaries. And for an extra
twist, now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her
Penny is determined to prove her innocencewith a little help from an unlikely ally, the
world-famous queen of film noir, Barbara Stanwyck. Penny met Stany on the set of
Paramounts classic comedy The Lady Eve, where the star took an instant liking to her. With
Stanys powerful connections and no-nonsense style, she has no trouble following clues
out of the studio backlot, from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark,
winding streets of Beverly Hills. But theres something Penny isnt telling her famous partner
in crimesolving: a not-so-glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemarys killeror
send Penny to the electric chair
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Hollywood in 1940 was an intriguing time, filled with money, power, and
corruption. This novel features real stars of the Golden Agesuch as Barbara
Stanwyck and Henry Fondain a fictional story that will attract fiction and
non-fiction fans alike who are interested in Old Hollywood, movie stars, or
classic movies of the 1930s or 1940s.
Told from the point of view of an unreliable heroine trying to solve her best
friends murder, readers will constantly question their suspicions.
Will appeal to fans of classic Hollywood suspense like Ellroys seminal Black
Dahlia and LA Confidential, Stardust by Joseph Kanon, and even Philip Kerrs
Bernie Gunther series.
Will appeal to readers interested in the experiences of young women in
Hollywood and the discrepancy between stars lives as portrayed by studio
publicity machines and the reality of what it meant to be a movie star.

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Email marketing and
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Publicity outreach for reviews,
roundups and feature coverage

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0812-0
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 336
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 13/16
PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Long Beach, CA (near LA)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0813-7

Suzanne Gates began writing historical crime fiction after listening to family stories about
her great-uncle, a gangster in 1930s Los Angeles. A member of Mystery Writers of America,
she received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of California,
Irvine, and she lives in Southern California. Visit Suzanne at suzannegates.com.

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

DEATH COMES TO THE FAIR


A KURLAND ST. MARY MYSTERY

Catherine Lloyd

With the Regency setting of Jane Austens beloved books and the
subtle, well-crafted mystery of P.D. James, Catherine Lloyds fourth
novel in her acclaimed series brings harvest time to the little
English village of Kurland St. Mary. Lucy and Robert are preparing
to take their vowsbut a murderer has taken an unseasonable
vow of vengeance

s Miss Lucy Harrington, daughter of the village rector, and Major Sir Robert Kurland
plan their nuptials, the major is beginning to wonder if hell ever hear wedding bells.
Hes seen complex military campaigns that involved less strategy, and hes finding Lucys
meddling family maddening.
When the body of Ezekiel Thurrock, the church verger, is discovered crushed by a stone
gargoyle that has fallen from the bell tower, the tragic death strikes a somber note and the
wedding is delayed. But the evidence suggests this was no accident, and Lucy wonders if bad
blood at the village fair had anything to do with the mans mysterious demise, since there
was much bitterness over Ezekiels prizewinning vegetables.
As Lucy and Robert uncover long-standing village feuds, the towns dark secrets begin to take
their toll and the couple soon finds they too are in grave danger
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Catherine Lloyds fourth historical mystery captures a world, in time and place,
that will appeal to the same audiences as those reading Victoria Thompson
(Berkley Prime Crime), Anne Perry (Ballantine), Carol Carr (Berkley) and
Deanna Raybourn (Mira).
The quaint village setting and developing romance between the protagonists
keep readers invested in the Kurland St. Mary Mysteries.
Death Comes to the Villahge, the first book in this series, was an IndieNext
Pick and a B&N Booksellers Pick.
PRAISE FOR CATHERINE LLOYDS KURLAND ST. MARY MYSTERIES
A saucy tale of love and murder, Regency style.
Kirkus Reviews on Death Comes to Kurland Hall
Excellent historical detail, delightfully flawed lead characters, and the doings of the season
make for entertaining reading. M.C. Beaton fans will enjoy this series.
Booklist on Death Comes to London
DelightfulReaders will hope death returns soon to Kurland St. Mary.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Death Comes to the Village

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Death Comes to the School
(12/17, HC)
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catherine-lloyd.com
CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0206-7
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PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 3/4
PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Kailua Kona, HI
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
12/16 (978-1-4967-0204-3)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
Death Comes to Kurland Hall
12/15 (978-0-7582-8737-3)
Kensington Trade Paperback:
Death Comes to London
12/14 (978-0-7582-8735-9)
Death Comes to the Village
12/13 (978-0-7582-8733-5)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0205-0

Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England. Catherine currently lives in
Hawaii with her husband and four children. Her website is located at catherine-lloyd.com.

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK H OLIDAY R EISSUE

GINGERBREAD COOKIE
MURDER
Joanne Fluke; Leslie Meier; Laura Levine

The paperback edition of this festive trio of tasty murder mysteries


by three New York Times bestselling authors makes the perfect
stocking stuffer!

JOANNE FLUKE Gingerbread Cookie Murder


When Hannah Swensen finds her neighbor Ernie Kusak with his head bashed in and
sprawled on the floor of his condo next to an upended box of Hannahs Gingerbread
Cookies, she discovers a flurry of murder suspects thats as long as her holiday
shopping list.
LAURA LEVINE The Dangers Of Gingerbread Cookies
Jaine Austen has been enlisted to help with her parents retirement communitys play
The Gingerbread Cookie That Saved Christmas. Playboy Dr. Preston McCay is playing the
role of the gingerbread cookie when he accidentally falls to his death during the final
act. Now Jaine must figure out if one of the doctors jealous lovers was capable of murder.
LESLIE MEIER Gingerbread Cookies And Gunshots
When Lucy Stone discovers the body of Rick Juergens, whose five-year-old son Nemo
disappeared, she senses foul play. Crumbs from a gingerbread cookie Lucy gave to Nemo
are found in the back seat of Ricks car. With the hours quickly ticking till Christmas,
Lucy races against the clock to find a killer before he strikes again.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine and Leslie Meier are three of the most popular cozy
mystery authors writing today. This collection will appeal to their existing fans
as well as lovers of cozies mysteries, fans of holiday mysteries and readers who
enjoy mysteries with recipes.
The $9.95 cover price makes this collection an appealing stocking stuffer.
Includes over 10 delicious holiday recipes!
SCRUMPTIOUS PRAISE FOR GINGERBREAD COOKIE MURDER
A yuletide whodunit treat.Publishers Weekly
This collection features well-plotted mysteries, great authors, fun visits with old friends
and fabulous recipes to try. Readers will want to stay wrapped up by the fire with this holiday
suspense trio.RT Book Reviews
These novellas are perfect read for the holidays.The Mystery Tribune

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Cross-promotion with Holiday
Murder (Kensington TP, 10/17)
and Christmas Caramel Murder
(Kensington MM, 10/17)
CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1000-0
PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 368
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 29/32
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Granada Hills, CA (Fluke);
Los Angeles, CA (Levine);
North Harwich, MA (Meier)
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Mass Market
10/15 (978-1-4967-0485-6)
10/11 (978-0-7582-3496-4)
Kensington Hardcover
10/10 (978-0-7582-3495-7)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Candy Cane Murder
11/15 (978-1-4967-0530-3)
eBook: 978-0-7582-7409-0

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D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

THE MARK
THE SCORE SERIES

Kiki Swinson

Her unrelenting (Publishers Weekly) and tension-packed


(Library Journal) novels have made Kiki Swinson a bestselling
chronicler of Virginias most glittering, treacherous streets. In the
explosive follow-up to her high-octane The Score, a master thiefs
ultimate payday delivers the deadliest game of all

dentity thief Lauren Kelly thought she was safe. The millions she stole from her
double-crossing accomplice and ex-lover Matt Connors bought a quiet upscale life
for her, her unsuspecting new husband Drake, and their precious baby. But betrayal
was just the beginning
When both Drake and the baby go missing, its courtesy of a vengeful Matt. Lauren has less
than twenty-four hours to give him back the money. Shes prepared for any paybackbut
nothing can keep this exchange from going all-the-way wrong
Now Lauren lives to hunt Matt down. Shell strip away his fortune, work all his weaknesses
and destroy his every strength. But shes heading straight into an insidious trap that could
turn sweet revenge into mutually-assured destruction
KEY SELLING POINTS:
With the explosive sequel to The Score, Kiki takes on the international concern
of identity theft and shows what happens when street hustlers up their game to
take advantage of todays most lucrative crime game.
This book will appeal to Kikis core readership of urban lit fans who read
Ashley & JaQuavis and Wahida Clark, but also have a broader appeal to
suspense and thriller readers. Kiki Swinson is one of the stars of the urban
lit market, known for delivering drama-filled, sexy and gritty urban dramas.
Kiki was a Readers Choice Award nominee for the Annual African Americans
on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) Literary Awards.
PRAISE FOR KIKI SWINSONS THE SCORE SERIES
Breathless suspense explodes on practically every page.Library Journal on The Mark
Avid urban fiction readers will thrill at Swinsons well-crafted plot. Pitch-perfect dialog,
juicy sexual trysts, cold-blooded betrayal, and ruthless violence mark this suspenseful
fast-moving tale that is topped off by a shocking epilogue.
Library Journal, Starred Review for The Score
The Score is an Urban Classic that reads like a block-buster movie.
AAMBC on The Score
Kiki Swinson is the national bestselling author of over thirty novels and short stories.
Swinsons works feature resilient women making tough, and sometimes not quite legal,
decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal
prison, have sold over one million copies. A native of Portsmouth, Virginiaand a former
hustlers wifeSwinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net.

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CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1236-3
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 25/32
PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Virginia Beach, VA
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Dafina Hardcover
2/17 (978-1-61773-970-5)
SALES HISTORY:
Dafina Hardcover
The Score
2/16 (978-1-61773-968-2)
Dafina Trade Paperback
The Score
9/16 (978-1-61773-966-8)
eBook: 978-1-4967-1236-3

D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

HAVE YOU MET NORA?


Nicole Blades

For fans of Tayari Jones and Terry McMillan, Nicole Blades new
novel thrills with an exploration of identity, lies, and the lengths one
woman will go to in order to protect the life she has made for herself.

hes blossomed from wealthy surgeons beautiful daughter, to elegant socialite, to being
the top fashion stylist in the country. And Nora Mackenzie is only days away from
marrying into one of New Yorks richest, most powerful families. But her fairy tale rise is
rooted in an incredible deceptionone scandal away from turning her perfect world
to ashes
What no one knows is that Nora is the biracial daughter of a Caribbean woman and a
long-gone white father. Adopted by her mothers employer, then sent to an exclusive
boarding school to buy her silence, Nora found that passing as a white woman could
give her everything she never had. Until an ex-classmate with a grudge shows up to turn
Noras privilege into one gilded trap after another. Running out of choices, Nora must
decide how far she will go to protect a lie or give up and finally face the truth.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
This novel examines the African American tradition of passing in a modern
context, with a biracial protagonist whos trying to pass in order to fit in with
her fiancs wealthy white family.
Readers who enjoy books by Terry McMillan and Tayari Jones will be drawn to
Nicole Blades vibrant writing and intriguing characters.
With a journalism career spanning over 20 years, Blades is a well-connected
author. She is the co-founder of an online magazine, SheNetworks (featured in
Wired), and was an editor for sports media giant ESPN.com as well as senior
editor at Womens Health, heading up the Sex & Relationships department. Her
work has been featured in MORE, Womens Health, Cosmopolitan,
NYTimes.com, WashingtonPost.com, BlogHer, xoJane, and HuffPost.

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PRAISE FOR NICOLE BLADES AND THE THUNDER BENEATH US


Blades layers her narrative with twists, snap decisions, and deep introspection, building a
story that feels realistic and human.Publishers Weekly
A fast-paced, immersive story of reinvention, hard-won confidence, and the power of
self-acceptance.Booklist
Passionate, gripping, and haunting.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Nicole Blades is a novelist and journalist. Born and raised in Montreal, Nicole now lives in
Connecticut with her husband and their son. Visit her online at NicoleBlades.com.

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The Thunder Beneath Us
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K ENSINGTON H ARDCOVER

DEATH COMES
TO THE SCHOOL
A KURLAND ST. MARY MYSTERY

Catherine Lloyd

In the English village of Kurland St. Mary, few things are worse than
having ones reputation besmirched. A struggling marriage is one.
Murder is another

hree years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rectors
daughter, became husband and wife. Having established a measure of contentment
among the gentry of Kurland St. Mary, the couple lately have found an unsettling distance
grown between them. But when the small-town peace is disrupted by the arrival of an
anonymous letter accusing Lucy of witchcraft, her as yet unfulfilled desire to be a mother
becomes the least of her worries, especially after she learns she is not the only one to
have received such a malicious letter.
Speculation in the village only escalates when the local schoolteacher, Miss Broomfield, is
discovered murdered at her classroom desk. An investigation reveals that Miss Broomfield
had also received a number of threatening letters and the village populace is understandably
on edge.
Lucy offers to teach in the school until a replacement can be found, hoping the schoolchildren
might inadvertently reveal a clue, but by doing so she may be putting her own life at risk
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Catherine Lloyds fifth historical mystery captures a world, in time and place,
which will appeal to both Regency romance and historical mystery fans.
Readers of Victoria Thompson (Berkley Prime Crime), Anne Perry (Ballantine),
Carol Carr (Berkley) and Deanna Raybourn (Mira) appreciate this series
as well.
The quaint village setting and developing romance between the protagonists
keep readers invested in the Kurland St. Mary Mysteries.
Death Comes to the Village, the first book in this series, was an IndieNext Pick
and a B&N Booksellers Pick.
OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR CATHERINE LLOYD AND HER KURLAND ST. MARY MYSTERIES
Lloyd is an expert on all things early 19th-century England and it shows. This engaging book
ends with a twist readers wont see coming.
Mystery Scene on Death Comes to Kurland Hall
Lloyd combines a satisfying mystery with plenty of wit and character development.
Booklist on Death Comes to the Village
Catherine Lloyd was born just outside London, England, into a large family of dreamers,
artists, and history lovers. Catherine currently lives in Hawaii with her husband and four
children. Her website is located at catherine-lloyd.com.

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K ENSINGTON H ARDCOVER

MURDER IN THE LINCOLN


WHITE HOUSE
A LINCOLNS WHITE HOUSE MYSTERY
C. M. Gleason

March 6, 1861: On the day of Abraham Lincolns inauguration, the air is charged with hope
and apprehension. The last thing anyone wants is any sort of upsetlet alone murder!
Fortunately the president has young Adam Quinn by his side

t the inaugural ball, Lincolns trusted entourage is on their guard. Allan Pinkerton, head of the presidents security team, is wary of
potential assassins. And Lincolns oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side; along with Speeds nephew, Adam Quinn, called back from
the Kansas frontier to serve as the presidents assistant and a jack-of-all-trades.

Despite the tight security, trouble comes nonethelessa man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room, only yards from the president.
Not wishing to cause alarm, Lincoln dispatches young Quinninstead of the high-profile Pinkertonto discreetly investigate.
Could the proximity of the murder possibly be a coincidence? Or is the crime directly related to Lincoln himselfpossibly a political act?
Quinns observation skills as a frontier scout come in handy as he examines the victim and begins a complex investigation. Though he is new
to Washington, D.C., he must navigate through high society, political personages, and a city preparing for war in order to solve the crime.
He finds an unexpected ally in a determined female journalist named Sophie, who lives in the Smithsonian with her uncle Joseph Henrythe
nations most pre-eminent scientistand is determined to go where no female reporter has gone before.
Quinnalong with Sophie Henrymust make haste to solve the murder to protect the president hes pledged to serve. With the shadow of
war looming on the horizon, theres no margin for error as no less than the fate of the nation may be at stake
PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS WORKS OF C.M. GLEASON
Exhilarating Sure to please.The New York Times Sunday Book Review on The Clockwork Scarab
With its fog-shrouded setting, its heart-racing and clever plot and, most of all, its two completely delightful, kick-butt heroines, The
Clockwork Scarab is pure, delicious fun from beginning to end.
Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author on The Clockwork Scarab
Lots of fun. Plenty of action mixes with a hint of romance, and the ancient Egyptian overlay adds atmosphere.
Booklist on The Clockwork Scarab
This is an excellent addition to Gleasons series and will have readers clamoring for more.VOYA on The Chess Queen Enigma
Every literary cog and wheel has its distinct functionthe authentic historical framework, the adeptly integrated steampunk devices, the
compelling personalities and backgrounds of the outwardly tough but inwardly vulnerable heroinesyet all work together in easy
synchronization.School Library Journal on The Spiritglass Charade
C. M. Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She lives in the Midwest with her family and two
dogs, and is hard at work on the next Lincolns White House Mystery.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Historical mysteries featuring former
presidentsespecially President Lincoln
appeal to a larger readership.
Who can resist a mystery that takes place in
Lincolns worldright in his White House?
The protagonist is Lincolns (fictional)
assistant, but the great man himself figures
large in this noveloffering his special
brand of wisdom and humor to the proceedings.
C. M. Gleason is a New York Times bestselling
author of the Stoker & Holmes series (Chronicle)
for teens and the Gardella Vampire Chronicles
(NAL).
She has found her true voice as a historical
mystery writer.
Her Stoker & Holmes series for teens has
received acclaim from The New York Times and
Library Journal, and is a YALSA (Young Adult
Library Services Association) pick.
Her books have been translated into more than
seven languages.

CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1019-2
PRICE: $25.00/$27.95
RIGHTS: World English
PAGES: 304
TRIM: 6 x 9
SPINE SIZE: 1
PACK: 28

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X MARKS THE SCOT


A LISS MACCRIMMON MYSTERY

Kaitlyn Dunnett

Ever since Jimmy Fallon featured Kaitlyn Dunnetts Ho-Ho-Homicide


on The Tonight Show, readers cant get enough of her Liss
MacCrimmon Mystery series. Now shes back as Liss MacCrimmon,
proprietress of the Moosetookalook Scottish Emporium finds a
treasure map behind an old paintingand a dead body above the
Canadian border.

hen the contents of the old Chadwick mansion are being auctioned off by the town of
Moosetookalook, Liss buys a copy of a painting of a bagpiper to hang in Moosetookalook
Scottish Emporium. She has no idea that there is an old map hidden behind the backing,
until the painting is accidentally dropped and has to be repaired. Intrigued, she starts to look
into the history of the Chadwick family and discovers that an early Chadwick was a smuggler,
bringing in goods from Canada.
She is fascinated by this puzzle. Since she has been thinking about making a buying trip to
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick anyway, she decides to combine business with sleuthing and
add in a visit to Antigonish for the bagpiping, as well. It isnt until Liss discovers the body of
the archivist she had arranged to meet at a local genealogical society that she realizes there
may be more to the old mystery than she supposed
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Add a treasure map to the multiple appealing elements of this Maine-set
mystery series featuring a Scottish Emporium run by the indomitable
Liss MacCrimmon.
The author has published over 50 books in her career under a variety of names
and is revered in the mystery community. She was the Guest of Honor at Malice
Domestic in 2014.
The 10th Liss MacCrimmon mystery, Kilt At the Highland Games, will
release in mass market two months before X Marks the Scot, and will contain
a preview/teaser.
The Scottie Barked at Midnight was a Womens World Book Club Pick.

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PAGES: 304
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PRAISE FOR KAITLYN DUNNETT AND HER NOVELS


Its got two things that everyone likes: Christmas and Murder.Jimmy Fallon, The
Tonight Show on Ho-Ho-Homicide
Kaitlyn Dunnett writes a fun, energetic cozy.Ellery Queen Magazine on Kilt at the
Highland Games
Non-stop barrage of crimes that all come together perfectly.
Suspense Magazine on Kilt at the Highland Games
Kaitlyn Dunnett first caught the Scottish heritage bug when her husband learned to
play the bagpipes. Many Scottish festivals and parades later, and after a brief stint as bass
drummer with a bagpipe band, she decided to combine her love of things Scottish with her
love of writing. The Liss MacCrimmon mysteries are the result. Kaitlyn lives on a Christmas
tree farm in the mountains of western Maine and can be reached through her website at
kaitlyndunnett.com.

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SPINE SIZE: 1
PACK: 40
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Wilton, ME
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Kensington Hardcover
Kilt at the Highland Games
8/16 (978-0-7582-9291-9)
The Scottie Barked at Midnight
11/15 (978-0-7582-9287-2)
Ho-Ho-Homicide
11/14 (978-0-7582-9283-4)
Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones
8/13 (978-0-7582-7267-6)
eBook: 978-1-4967-1261-5

K ENSINGTON H ARDCOVER

UNDER WATER
A DUCK DARLEY NOVEL

Casey Barrett

Olympic swimmer Casey Barrett writes what he knows in his debut


mystery about a former competitive swimmer turned investigator
searching for the missing sister of his former teammate. From the
expensive penthouses of the Upper East Side to the drug-addled
studios of the East Village, secrets and murder lurk just beneath
the surface of New York City and its inhabitants.

uck Darley should have been a winner. Once a competitive swimmer destined for
Olympic gold, he drank away his gilded youth and followed his fraudster fathers
footsteps into prison. Barely scraping by as an unlicensed private investigator, Duck now
chases down cheating spouses for the same Manhattan elite who once viewed him as an
equal, and drowning bitter memories with whatever fills his glass.
Ducks lost glory days resurface when hes tasked with finding the teenaged sister of a
former teammate turned Olympic champion. Privileged Madeline McKay vanished over
Labor Day weekend, leaving behind a too-perfect West Village apartment and a promising
athletic career of her own. Duck thinks hes hunting for a self-destructive runawayuntil
Madelines film student ex is savagely murdered, and the media spins her as the psycho
who killed him.
As Duck searches for Madeline, hes plunged back into the dark underbelly of Olympic
swimminga world rife with wild lies and terrible violence. And he soon learns that no
matter how hard he tries to escape his past, demons still lurk beneath every surface
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Darker, harder-edged mysteries with flawed protagonists have been gaining
in popularity since Gone Girl broke the mold. Duck Darley is an investigator
with a drinking problem, but his addiction is portrayed in such a realistic
manner that readers will sympathize with him.
Will appeal to fans of P.I. novels by authors such as John Connolly, Robert
Galbraith, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Ace Atkins, John Lutz, and
Robert Parker.
The author brings his experience and expertise to the world of competitive
swimming, exposing the underlying grit and deceit in the sports world.
Like Lehanes Boston, Barrett makes New York City as much of a character
as a setting.
First in a 3-book contract, publishing yearly.
Casey Barrett is a Canadian Olympian and the co-founder and co-CEO of Imagine
Swimming, New York Citys largest learn-to-swim school. He has won three Emmy awards
and one Peabody award for his work on NBCs broadcasts of the Olympic Games in 2000,
2004, 2006, and 2008. Casey lives in Manhattan and the Catskill mountains of New York
with his wife, daughter, and hound. He can be found online at caseybarrettbooks.com.

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

Andrew Eccles

THE SISTERS OF
GLASS FERRY
Kim Michele Richardson

In a Southern cultural portrait spanning from the 1930s through the 1970swhere lust,
jealousy, love, and loss intersect with historical glimpses at a bygone era and the chilling
aftereffects of lies gone unchallengedKim Michele Richardson offers a haunting look at
small town secrets and sibling rivalry.

lass Ferry, Kentucky, is bourbon country. Whiskey has been a way of life for generations, enabling families to provide and survive even
in the darkest times. Flannery Butlers daddy, Beauregard Honey Bee Butler, was known for making some of the best whiskey in the
state. And Flannery is the only person Honey Bee ever entrusted with his recipes before he passed on, swearing her to secrecy as he did so.

But Flannery is harboring other secrets too, about her twin sister Patsy, older by eight minutes and pretty in a way Flannery knows shell
never be. Then comes the prom night when Patsywearing a yellow chiffon dress and the family pearlsdisappears along with her date.
Every succeeding year on the twins birthday, Flannerys mother bakes a strawberry cake, convinced that this is the day Patsy will finally
come home. But it will be two tumultuous decades until the muddy river yields a clue about what happened that night, compelling Flannery
to confront the truth about her sleepy town, her familys past, and the choices she and those closest to her have made in the name of love
and retribution
PRAISE FOR KIM MICHELE RICHARDSONS NOVELS
Kim Michele Richardson brings five decades of the South to vivid, haunting life, weaving an emotionally resonant tale of secrets, regret,
and absolution that held me spellbound. Her prose is simultaneously beautifully polished and emotionally raw, and so powerful I was
knocked to the mat by a single sentence again and again. I am evangelical about this bookyou simply have to read it.
Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Like Water for Elephants on The Sisters of Glass Ferry
Filled with the music of Appalachia, the wrath-of-God discipline of a sinner trying to keep a youngster on the straight and narrow, and the
bred-in-the-bone dignity of a downtrodden community so secluded that its barefoot children dont even realize theyre considered poor,
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field, a memorable story of secrets and scandal, reckoning and redemption, is fine Southern fiction.
Historical Novels Review
Youll hear echoes of To Kill A Mockingbird in this haunting coming-of-age story, in which old and more recent tragedies collide.
Beautifully written, atmospheric and intricately plotted.Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author on Liars Bench
Liars Bench succeeds on many levels. As a coming-of-age story, it is splendidly realized and uplifting. As a portrait of a Southern community
painfully stumbling into the age of racial and gender equality, it is penetrating and convincing.The Southern Literary Review
Kim Michele Richardson is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence.
In addition to the novels Liars Bench, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field and The Sisters of Glass Ferry, she is the author of the memoir The
Unbreakable Child. She resides in the rolling hills of Kentucky with her family and is hard at work on her next novel. Please visit her online
at KimMicheleRichardson.com.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Written with an authentic Southern voice, Kim
Michele Richardsons novels explore the lives of
disenfranchised people in the recent history of
the South.
Her latest novel will appeal to adult readers
and Southern fiction fans, in addition to being an
interesting crossover for mature YA readers.

CATEGORY: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0955-4
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Louisville, KY

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE


THE FLIRTING WITH FAME SERIES

Mary Ann Marlowe

In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one womans


up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the
dizzyingand deliciousdilemma of dating in the spotlight.

elebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. Thats a problem, since
snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts
to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she
notices about the stranger she straddles is that hes seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn
that hes also Micah Sinclairone of rocks notorious bad boys
Soon Jo is on the verge of getting fired for missing a Micah Sinclair exclusive. Until shes
suddenly being pursued by the heartthrob himself. But how can she be sure the musicians
mind-blowing kisses are the real deal? Her colleagues claim hes a media whore, gambling
on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micahs feeling the same powerful pull that
she does. A pull so strong, she cant resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she
might become the medias latest victim
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Fun, breezy, romantic womens fiction that is aimed at millennials who love
the hit television show Girls, cant get enough of Sophie Kinsellas Shopaholic
books and made a blockbuster hit out of the movie Trainwreck.
Crazy Kind of Love connects to Marlowes previous novel, Some Kind of Magic
(Kensington TP, 2/17) and features that heroines brother, rock star Micah Sinclair.
As with Some Kind of Magic, A Crazy Kind of Love is a story of a (relatively)
ordinary young woman accidentally falling into a relationship with someone
famous.
Marlowes winning combination of heartfelt romance, humor, and wish
fulfillment speak to an edgy, young readership looking for novels that bridge
the line between chick-lit and contemporary romance much in the same way
as Sally Thornes The Hating Game.
Audio rights to Some Kind of Magic have just been sold to Penguin Random
House Audio.
PRAISE FOR MARY ANN MARLOWES SOME KIND OF MAGIC
Sexy, engaging and original. An amazing first novel.
Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author of Wishing for Us
Marlowe makes a name for herself in this hilarious and sexy debut.
Booklist, Starred Review
A Crazy Kind of Love is Mary Ann Marlowes second novel. When not writing, she works
by day as a computer programmer/DBA and is a webmaster for several online musician
fandoms. She lives in central Virginia. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached
through her website at maryannmarlowe.com, on Facebook, and Twitter.

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K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

BOOK CLUB BABIES


THE CHERRY COLA BOOK CLUB SERIES

Ashton Lee

Ashton Lee returns with the latest installment of his Cherry Cola Book
Club series. This time around therell be more good books, good
foodand babies!

fter moving into her new, state-of-the-art library on Lake Cherico, pregnant Maura Beth
McShay is met with challenge after challenge. Her husband, Jeremy, announces that his
feminist sister, Elise, has taken a sabbatical from her position as a university professor to
have a baby in Cherico and will be staying with her aunt and uncle during her pregnancy.
When Jeremys extensive research makes him forget his quest to create the next Great
American Novel and morphs him into the ultimate sympathy pains expectant father and
Elise begins having doubts about her pregnancy, Maura Beth takes matters into her own
hands and decides to use her new library to try and solve all these problems at once.
Just as she created the book club before, she comes up with the idea of weekly Expecting
Great Things meetings in the new spacious meeting room of the library. Chericos pregnant
women can get together, compare experiences, listen to input from doctors, nurses, and
former expectant mothers to become more grounded in their pregnancies.

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With insight on pregnancy, family and love from Cherry Cola Book Club members, this
heartwarming story of a quirky town is perfect for a cozy winter read.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Ashton Lees Cherry Cola Book Club novels will appeal to readers who enjoy
writers such as Rebecca Wells, Fannie Flagg, Ann B. Ross, Dorothea Benton
Frank and Mark Childress.
PRAISE FOR THE CHERRY COLA BOOK CLUB NOVELS
A Christmas tale full of cozy Southern flair.
Library Journal on A Cherry Cola Christmas
Ashton Lee harnesses his uniquely Southern upbringing to capture the distinct voice,
culture and experience of what it means to live and love in Mississippi.
Mississippi Magazine on The Wedding Circle
Capriciously entertaining series.Booklist on The Reading Circle

ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0580-8
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
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PAGES: 304
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Oxford, Mississippi.
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Queen of the Cookbooks
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10/15 (978-1-31773-343-7)
The Wedding Circle
4/15 (978-1-61773-341-3)
The Reading Circle
4/14 (978-0-7582-7342-0)

Ashton Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family
which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. Ashton lives in Oxford, Mississippi,
enjoying the amenities of a university town that many writers have called home. Find Ashton
online at facebook.com/ashtonlee.net.

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A HOPE DIVIDED
THE LOYAL LEAGUE SERIES

Alyssa Cole

The Civil War has turned neighbor against neighborbut for one
scientist spy and her philosopher soldier, war could bind them
together

or three years of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in
peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and
poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly
enslaved mothers traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected
heruntil the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlies home for their new base of
operations in the guerilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause.
Unbeknowst to those under her roof, escaped prisoner Ewan McCall is sheltering in her
laboratory. Seemingly a quiet philosopher, Ewan has his own history with the cruel captain
of the Home Guard, and a thoughtful but unbending strength Marlie finds irresistible.
When the revelation of a stunning family secret places Marlies freedom on the line, she and
Ewan have to run for their lives into the hostile Carolina night. Following the path of the
Underground Railroad, they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle that could dash
their hopes of loveand freedombefore they ever reach the Mason-Dixon.
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Cole is a well-reviewed romance author who also freelances for websites like
The Toast, Vulture, and Heroes and Heartbreakers.
Fans of Beverly Jenkins are hungry for other Af-Am historicals, and fans of
Regency/Victorian historicals are looking for new reading experiences. This
novel also has great appeal to the historical fiction audience.
The success of Broadways Hamilton proves that people are eager to hear
well-told stories about the real work behind historic events.

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CATEGORY: Historical Romance
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-0746-8
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 320
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 25/32

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION


With its richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters, An
Extraordinary Union is everything you can ask from historical fiction.
Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author
Alyssa Cole is a science editor, pop culture nerd, and romance junkie who recently moved
to the Caribbean and occasionally returns to her fast-paced NYC life. Her writing has been
featured in publications including Vulture (New York Magazines entertainment blog),
Heroes and Heartbreakers, and The Toast. When shes not busy writing, traveling, and
learning French, she can be found watching anime with her real-life romance hero or
tending to her herd of pets.

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An Extraordinary Union
4/17 (978-1-4967-0744-4)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0747-5

K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

THE PLOT IS MURDER


THE MYSTERY BOOKSHOP MYSTERY SERIES

AA

V.M. Burns

The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is


about to have a new mystery bookstore. But before the first customer
can browse its shelves, the stores owner is suspected of her own
murder plot

amantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore for as long as
she can remember. And as she prepares for the stores grand opening, shes also
realizing another dreampenning a cozy mystery set in England between the wars. While
Samantha hires employees and fills the shelves with the latest mysteries, quick-witted Lady
Penelope Marsh, long-overshadowed by her beautiful sister Daphne, refuses to lose the
besotted Victor Carlston to her siblings charms. When one of Daphnes suitors is murdered
in a maze, Penelope steps in to solve the labyrinthine puzzle and win Victor.
But as Samantha indulges her imagination, the unimaginable happens in real life. A shady
realtor turns up dead in her backyard, and the police suspect herafter all, the owner
of a mystery bookstore might know a thing or two about murder. Aided by her feisty
grandmother and an enthusiastic ensemble of colorful retirees, Samantha is determined
to close the case before she opens her store. But will she live to conclude her own story
when the killer has a revised ending in mind for her?
KEY SELLING POINTS:
The Plot Is Murder will appeal to fans of Kate Carlisles The Bibliophile
Mysteries (Signet), Lorna Barretts Booktown Mystery series (Berkley) and
Donald Bains (Jessica Fletcher) Murder She Wrote series (Signet). The
difference with this series is that the story of the mystery Samantha is writing
is included in the book. Its a book within a book!

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CATEGORY: Mystery
ISBN13: 978-1-4967-1181-6

PRAISE FOR THE PLOT IS MURDER


Youll love this delightful debut mystery with its charming and wacky cast of characters and
a mystery within a mystery just to keep things interesting.
Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Morningside Heights
A charming readwith murder, romance and lots of mouthwatering desserts.
Laura Levine, author of Death of a Bachelorette
V. M. Burns was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She currently resides in
Tennessee with her two poodles, Coco and Cash. Valerie is a member of Mystery Writers
of America and a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime. Readers can visit her website at
vmburns.com.

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PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
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PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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PACK: 56
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Chattanooga, TN
eBook: 978-1-4967-1182-3

K ENSINGTON T RADE P APERBACK

A PINCH OF POISON
A LADY AND LADYS MAID MYSTERY

Alyssa Maxwell

The second book in Alyssa Maxwells Lady and Ladys Maid Mystery
Series, finds the upstairs and downstairs working together when Lady
Phoebe Renshaw and her ladys maid, Eva Huntford, encounter an
uncharitable killer at a charity luncheon sponsored by a posh school
for girls.

ood deeds build good character, and good character is what the Haverleigh School for
Young Ladies is all about. Lady Phoebewith the tireless assistance of Evahas
organized a luncheon at the school to benefit wounded veterans of the Great War,
encouraging the students to participate in the cooking and the baking. But too many cooks
do more than spoil the broththey add up to a recipe for disaster when the schools
headmistress, Miss Finch, is poisoned.
The girls at Haverleigh all come from highly respected families, none of whom will
countenance their darling daughters being harassed like common criminals by the local
police. So Lady Phoebe steps in to handle the wealthy young debutantes with tact and
discretion, while Eva cozies up to the staff. Did one of the girls resent the headmistress
enough to do her in? Did a teacher bear a grudge? What about the school nurse, clearly shell
shocked from her service in the war? No one is above suspicion, not even members of the
schools governing body, some of whom objected to Miss Finchs modern methods.
But Lady Phoebe and Eva will have to sleuth with great stealthor the cornered killer may
try to teach someone else a lethal lesson.

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Fans of Downton Abbey will love the dynamic well-written characters, and
the gorgeous historical setting.
A Pinch of Poison will appeal to all fans of historical mysteries, as well as
fans of her Gilded Newport mysteries.
Alyssa Maxwells historical mysteries feature the same rich, detailed
storytelling as Anne Perry and Victoria Thompson.
Audio rights and Large Print rights have sold for Murder at Beechwood,
Murder at Marble House and Murder at the Breakers.
Includes an excerpt of the next installment in the series, A Devious Death
(Kensington HC, 1/18).
PRAISE FOR A PINCH OF POISON
Colorful information on the postwar period is combined with plenty of suspects, all neatly
wrapped up in the style of a classic mystery.Kirkus Reviews
Hits all the right notesThe hint of romance is the perfect cap to this sweet, delightful
mystery, which is sure to appeal to historical-fiction and mystery readers alike.
Foreword Reviews

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Coral Springs, FL
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Kensington Hardcover
1/17 (978-1-61773-834-0)
SALES HISTORY:
Kensington Trade Paperback
Murder Most Malicious
12/16 (978-1-61773-832-6)
eBook: 978-1-61773-835-7

Alyssa Maxwell knew from an early


age that she wanted to be a novelist.
She and her husband reside in Florida,
where she loves to watch BBC
productions, sip tea in the afternoons,
and delve into the past. You can learn
more about Alyssa and her books at
alyssamaxwell.com.

D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

TO LOVE & BETRAY


A CHESTERTON SCANDAL NOVEL

Shelly Ellis

Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton,
Virginia. But the lies that bind may end up tearing them apart

or the wealthy Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia, managing scandalous damage and


killer drama is now their only chance at survival

For Evan Murdoch, the bad news just wont stop. As he battles an attempted murder charge,
hes on the verge of getting forced out of the family corporationand fears he cant trust his
new wife, Lelia. Enter savvy family matriarch Ella, whose wild-card schemes might be the
answer to his prayersor lead to disaster like hes never seen.
With Evan sidelined, his ex-playboy brother Terrence struggles to keep Murdoch
Conglomerated from catastrophe by becoming the new public face for the company.
But a secret he tries to hide from his fiance could send his best intentionsand
last chance at lovedown in flames.
Fiery Murdoch sister, Paulette, will do anything to protect her infant sonand her secrets.
But her worst nightmare is about to come true. And with their vengeful half-brother, Dante
Turner, closing in on the family he despises, the Marvelous Murdochs could pay a price that
could finish them once and for all

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


This is the fourth book in the Chesterton Scandal series, about a powerful,
wealthy family in Chesterton, Virginia. Darker and edgier than Shelly Ellis
previous books in the GIbbons Gold Digger series, the Chesteron Scandal
series is full of secrets, sex, and scandal. Fans of Tyler Perrys The Haves and
Have Nots will love this fantastic story centered around a powerful and
wealthy family full of secrets.
Shelly is regularly honored for her writing. She has been a NAACP Image
Award nominee, an African American Literary Award finalist and a RT Book
Reviewers Choice Award finalist.

PACK: 40

PRAISE FOR SHELLY ELLIS


Secrets abound in this full-bodied tale.USAToday.com on Best Kept Secrets

Bed of Lies
5/16 (978-1-61773-403-8

The book features sparkling dialogue, delicious romance, and a masterfully constructed
story.Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Cant Stand the Heat
Soap opera fans will love this solid work by an author who continues to shine.
Library Journal on Bed of Lies
Shelly Ellis is an award-winning journalist who earned her journalism degree at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Her novel, Another Womans Man, was nominated for
a 2014 NAACP Image Award. The romance and womens fiction author is also a film buff and
amateur painter. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not far from Washington, D.C., with
her husband. Visit her online at shellyellisbooks.com.

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PAGES: 352
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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Upper Marlboro, MD
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Lust & Loyalty
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Best She Ever Had
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eBook: 978-1-4967-0883-0

D AFINA T RADE P APERBACK

SURVIVING THE CHASE


Lisa Renee Johnson

In this page-turning follow-up to Dangerous Consequences, a serial


killer wants revengebut two surprising people stand in her way

bandoned by her mother as a kid, Payton Jones wants no reminders of her past and no
commitments. Shes beautiful, educated, rich, and gets what she wantseven if her
favorite friend-with-benefits, Tony Barnes, is a hot complication. But her life of shopping,
spa appointments, and mindless sex is interrupted when the most wanted woman in the Bay
area starts hunting for Paytons estranged mother. Curiosity leads Payton into unfamiliar
and riskyterritory.
Psychologist and local radio show host Donathan Sex Doctor James almost became a
victim of the killer, who bared her every twisted thought to him. He knows she wont stop
until she commits the most personal murder of all. But when his wifes best friend, Payton
Joneswho Donathan isnt quite sure he can trustuncovers a shattering connection
to the killer, they team up to find her.
Now, surviving the chase puts Donathans marriage, career, and life on the line while Payton
comes face to face with everything shes been running from for years

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KEY SELLING POINTS:


Full of juicy drama and soapy scandal, Lisa Renee Johnsons novels are perfect
for fans of Trice Hickman, Cydney Rax and Mary B. Morrison.
This is the second book in a duology.
Lisa Renee Johnson is a co-founder and member of Sistahs on the Reading Edge
book club, the group that made the news after they were kicked off a Napa
Valley Wine Train during the summer of 2015. This incident made national
headlines and received widespread coverage (Good Morning America, The
Real, Inside Edition, LA Times, NY Daily News, Huffington Post, Jezebel,
New York Times and many others).
PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES
Hold on for the ride of your lifewith unimaginable consequences.
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison
An edgy tale eager to be told. The pace is blazing hot!Victor McGlothin
A fast-paced, suspense-filled, dramatic curve ball that will keep you turning the pages.
Sistah Friend Book Club
Lisa Renee Johnson was born in Florida, reared in Texas, and now resides in Northern
California with her family. Visit her online at lisareneejohnson.com or follow her on Twitter
@IamLisaRJohnson.

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PRICE: $9.95/$10.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 320
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PACK: 48
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
San Francisco, CA
SALES HISTORY:
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Dangerous Consequences
5/17 (978-1-4967-0794-9)
eBook: 978-1-4967-0799-4

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Iced In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Saving Sadie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

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CITADEL PRESS

C ITADEL T RADE P APERBACK R EISSUE

THE EXCEPTIONAL
SEVEN PERCENT
THE NINE SECRETS OF THE WORLDS HAPPIEST COUPLES

Gregory K. Popcak

Now updated and repackaged, The Exceptional Seven Percent


has been inspiring readers since its first publication in 2000 with
its advice and insights on what makes a relationship successful.

WHAT DO EXCEPTIONAL COUPLES KNOW THAT OTHERS DONT?


If roughly fifty percent of marriages fail, what about the other fifty percentthe ones that
succeed? Are those couples who stay together necessarily happy?
No, not necessarily. In fact, many marriages that remain intact are far less than ideal. A mere
seven percent are really goodin fact, exceptional. These couples have much greater
than the average passion, happiness, longevity, and fulfillment. And the good news is, luck
has nothing to do with it. But what are the secrets of exceptional couplesand what can they
teach us?
Marriage therapist Gregory K. Popcak believes that ways of relating employed by exceptional
couples can benefit all marriages. In The Exceptional Seven Percent, he looks at the most
successful couples and exposes their secrets.
Through anecdotes, analyses, exercises, quizzes, and guidance that is consistently supported
by marriage research, youll learn what your weaknesses are and how you can begin to make
positive changes. You have the power to turn your marriage into the most precious thing in
your life. Why settle for anything less?
KEY SELLING POINTS:
Since 2001, Gregory Popcak and his wife Lisa have hosted several
nationally-syndicated, call-in radio advice programs including Heart, Mind
and Strength (Ave Maria Radio), Fully Alive! (Sirius/XM), and most recently,
More2Life. Airing weekdays, More2Life is on nearly 400 radio stations across
the U.S., plus SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 30. It broadcasts throughout
North America, and via shortwave, it also airs across Europe.
Includes self-help quizzes, checklists, exercises, and an index.
Dr. Popcaks articles appear regularly in Catholic periodicals such as Catholic
Digest and Family Foundations. Dr. Greg Popcak and Lisa Popcak are sought
after public speakers and trainers and have addressed audiences across North
America, Australia, and Hong Kong.
PRAISE FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL SEVEN PERCENT
With a mature style that is intellectually appealing, Popcak shares his inspiring conviction
that marriage can be a powerfully actualizing enterpriseSelf-improvement aficionados
will find his approach a welcome and refreshing addition to the genre.
Publishers Weekly
Dr. Gregory Popcak is the Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an
organization dedicated to helping Catholics find solutions to marriage, family and personal
problems. Together with his wife, Lisa, he hosts More2Life Radio. He is the author of over a
dozen books integrating psychological insights with solid Catholic theology and counseling.

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CATEGORY: Self-Help
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3840-2
PRICE: $15.00/$16.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 224
TRIM: 6 x 9
SPINE SIZE: 9/16
PACK: 56
AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Steubenville, OH
(near Pittsburgh, PA)
PUBLISHING HISTORY:
Citadel Press Trade Paperback
8/02 (978-0-8065-2358-3)
Citadel Press Hardcover
9/00 (978-1-55972-505-7)
eBook: 978-0-8065-3762-7

C ITADEL H ARDCOVER

ICED IN
TEN DAYS TRAPPED ON THE EDGE OF ANTARCTICA

Chris Turney

The true story of a scientist, who set out on an Antarctic exploration


with his wife and adolescent children to study the effects of climate
change on the polar ice caps. It turned into a fight for survival and a
worldwide media sensation that would change all of their lives.

n Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change
trapped the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and seventy-one others involved
in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in a densely packed armada of sea ice, 1400 miles
from civilization. With the ships hull breached and steerage lost, the wind threatened to
drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to pieces. If nearby floating icebergs
picked up speed, they could cause a devastating collision. The forecast offered no reliefa
blizzard was headed their way.
As Turney chronicles his modern-day ordeal, he revisits famed polar explorer Ernest
Shackletons harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century prior. His ship, Endurance,
was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival
on a vast and treacherous icescape for two years. But for Turney the stakes were even
higherfor unlike Shackleton, he had his wife and children with him.

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CATEGORY: Biography
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3852-5

Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort
was launched to reach the stranded ship. But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy?
A taut 21st-century survival story, Iced In is also a homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and
other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure, joy in discovery, and
will to live.

PRICE: $27.95/$30.95
RIGHTS: US,CAN,OM
PAGES: 320
TRIM: 6 x 9
SPINE SIZE: 1 1/8
PACK: 28

KEY SELLING POINTS:


Chris Turney is an awardwinning scientist and a world-renowned expert on
environmental change. Among his awards are: the first Sir Nicholas Shackleton
Medal for pioneering research for climate change, and the Geological Society
of Londons Bigsby Medal.
Dr. Turney has contributed to The New York Times, The New Scientist, and
numerous other publications.
He has an international following on social media under Intrepid Science.
Hes a regular contributor to various television series, including: Man on
Earth with Tony Robinson.
His Antarctic expedition, which is the basis for Iced In, was covered live on
CNNs Anderson Cooper Live in Times Square on New Years Eve 2014.
Iced In was published by Penguin Australia in trade paperback in August 2016
under the title Shackled.

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AUTHORS RESIDENCE:
Sydney, Australia
eBook: 978-0-8065-3854-9

Earth scientist Chris Turney is the


author of 1912: The Year the World
Discovered Antarctica; Bones, Rocks
and Stars: The Science of When Things
Happened; and Ice, Mud and Blood:
The Science of When Things Happened.
His numerous awards include the Sir
Nicholas Shackleton Medal for
pioneering research into climate change
(2007). He is currently Professor of
Climate Change and Earth Science at
the University of New South Wales,
Australia. Please visit his websites:
christurney.com and
intrepidscience.com.

Roland Lombard

C-Elise Photography

C ITADEL T RADE P APERBACK

SAVING SADIE
HOW A DOG THAT NO ONE WANTED INSPIRED THE WORLD

Joal Derse Dauer with Elizabeth Ridley

Saving Sadie is an inspirational true story of one dogs triumph


over terrible odds that will appeal to readers of Marley & Me by
John Grogan and Oogy by Larry Levin.

oal Derse Dauer was just donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter when a disaled and despondent dog caught her eye. With three
fur babies already at home, Joal wasnt looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie, a shepherd mix
who had been shot in the head and in the back and left for dead in the hills of Kentucky after giving birth. One gaze into those sorrowful
eyes and Joal vowed to do everything possible to get the pitiful creature walking again.
The first three vets offered little hope for Sadie and two even recommended euthanasia. But with patience, hope, and plenty of love, Joal
noticed a change in her canine companion. And somewhere along the difficult journey, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed
her life in ways she never could have imagined.
Now, media darlings Joal and Sadie are spreading their message of compassion, acceptance, and kindness around the world. Joyous and
inspiring, Saving Sadie is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chancesfor humans and animals alike.
PRAISE FOR SAVING SADIE AND JOAL DERSE DAUER
As an animal lover, and the owner of four fur babies of my own, plus one stray cat who found her way to my home to become a part of my
family, I understood Joal Derse Dauers love for Sadie, who she rescued from a no-kill shelter. I immediately fell in love with Sadie as you all
will, too. This book didnt just tug at my heart strings, it ripped at them. Please, I urge all you animal lovers out there, dont walk, run to your
bookstore to buy this wonderful, inspiring book. And then I urge you to do what you can for all the animals who dont have a Joal Derse
Dauer to count on to give them a better life, because thats what Im going to do as soon as I send of this testimonial.
Fern Michaels, New York Times bestselling author
Animals are the ultimate teachers of unconditional loveSaving Sadie will not only lift your spirits, open your heart, and deepen your
humannessit will make you want to tell everyone in your life to adopt, adopt, adopt! We think when we adopt a pet that we are saving
thembut the truth is, it is they, those perfect, lovable, guardian angels in fur, who truly save us. This book is not only a must-readit
is a moving, undeniable, and compassionate call to action.
Jodee Blanco, bullying survivor, activist and New York Times bestselling author of Please Stop Laughing At Me
I LOVED Saving Sadie! What a wonderful book. Saving Sadie is a true heros journey. Moving and inspirational, touching and heartwarming,
its a triumph of hope over adversity. Saving Sadie will stay with you long after youve put the book down. Its the feel-good story of this or any
year!Sue Pethick, author of Pet Friendly and Boomers Bucket List

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Joal Derse Dauer has had a lifelong passion for animals and
has worked as a Transitional Organization Specialist for more
than twenty-five years. In addition to Sadie, she is a mom to
a Border collie mix named Sparky and two cats, Miss Kitty and
Kit Kat. Together she and Sadie travel the country spreading
their important messages about special needs acceptance,
anti-bullying, and strengthening the laws and punishments
regarding animal cruelty and abuse. Please visit Joal and Sadie
online at SavingSadie.com.
Elizabeth Ridley is the author of five novels and a two-time
writing fellowship recipient. She has a bachelors degree in
journalism from Northwestern and a masters degree in
creative writing from The University of East Anglia in England.
She is a proud cat mom to Claudius and Calpurnia.

KEY SELLING POINTS:


Joal Dauer is a dedicated promoter on the subjects
of animal rights and anti-bullying. She and Sadie
tour regularly, making appearances everywhere
from school classrooms to local festivals.
Joal and Sadie will partner with animal rights
organizations all across the county to get the word
out about animal safety. Among those groups are:
ASPCA, Humane Society of the U.S., and the Animal
Protection and Rescue League.
A heartwarming video introducing Sadies story is
available at SavingSadie.com.

CATEGORY: Biography
ISBN13: 978-0-8065-3838-9
PRICE: $15.95/$17.95
RIGHTS: World
PAGES: 256
TRIM: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
SPINE SIZE: 5/8
PACK: 56

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Muskego, Wisconsin (Dauer)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Ridley)
eBook: 978-0-8065-3839-6

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B ACKLIST

KENSINGTON BACKLIST

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CHASING BUTTERFLIES

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978-1-4967-0778-9
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

1-4967-0730-3
978-1-4967-0730-7
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

1-4967-0612-9
978-1-4967-0612-6
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

NO BREAKING
MY HEART

Jackie Ashenden

Jackie Ashenden

Jackie Ashenden

Sarah Barthel

Dana Bate

DIRTY FOR ME

SIN FOR ME

WRONG FOR ME

HOUSE OF SILENCE

TOO MANY COOKS

1-4967-0390-1
978-1-4967-0390-3
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Erotic Romance

1-4967-0394-4
978-1-4967-0394-1
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Erotic Romance

1-4967-0392-8
978-1-4967-0392-7
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Erotic Romance

1-4967-0608-0
978-1-4967-0608-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Historical Fiction

1-61773-262-1
978-1-61773-262-1
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0366-9
978-1-4967-0366-8
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

Susan Alice Bickford

Nicole Blades

Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick

Robin Bridges

A SHORT TIME TO DIE

THE THUNDER
BENEATH US

FROM HERE TO HOME

THE PROMISE GIRLS

1-61773-657-0
978-1-61773-657-5
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0921-7
978-1-4967-0921-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Womens Fiction

DREAMING
OF ANTIGONE

1-4967-0594-7
978-1-4967-0594-5
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Thriller

1-4967-0459-2
978-1-4967-0459-7
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

73

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1-4967-0354-5
978-1-4967-0354-5
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Young Adult Fiction

KENSINGTON BACKLIST

Robin Bridges

Helen Brown

Rita Cameron

Lynn Carthage

Lynn Carthage

THE FORM OF
THINGS UNKNOWN

TUMBLEDOWN MANOR

OPHELIAS MUSE

AVENGED

BETRAYED

1-4967-0148-8
978-1-4967-0148-0
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-856-5
978-1-61773-856-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-628-7
978-1-61773-628-5
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Young Adult Fiction

1-61773-627-9
978-1-61773-627-8
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Young Adult Fiction

Holly Chamberlin

Rosanna Chiofalo

Emily Beck Cogburn

Emily Beck Cogburn

Ariella Cohen

SEASHELL SEASON

ROSALIAS BITTERSWEET
PASTRY SHOP

AVAS PLACE

LOUISIANA SAVES
THE LIBRARY

SWEET BREATH
OF MEMORY

1-61773-993-6
978-1-61773-993-4
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Fiction

1-4967-0370-7
978-1-4967-0370-5
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0356-1
978-1-4967-0356-9
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Young Adult Fiction

1-4967-0152-6
978-1-4967-0152-7
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-937-5
978-1-61773-937-8
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0011-2
978-1-4967-0011-7
$15.00/$16.95
Fiction

Alyssa Cole

Zaire Crown

Christine dAbo

Aya de Len

Kate Defrise

AN EXTRAORDINARY
UNION

GAMES WOMEN PLAY

30 NIGHTS

UPTOWN THIEF

CHRISTMAS CHOCOLAT

1-61773-989-8
978-1-61773-989-7
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Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-956-1
978-1-61773-956-9
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0470-3
978-1-4967-0470-2
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0023-6
978-1-4967-0023-0
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0744-3
978-1-4967-0744-4
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
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74

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Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev

Denesha Diamond

Denesha Diamond

THE BOLLYWOOD
BRIDE

A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR

A CHANGE OF HEART

CONSPIRACY

QUEEN DIVAS

1-61773-013-0
978-1-61773-013-9
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Fiction

1-4967-0574-2
978-1-4967-0574-7
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0582-3
978-1-4967-0582-2
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

0-7582-9259-7
978-0-7582-9259-9
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

Frank DiMatteo

James Driggers

Pintip Dunn

Lexi Eddings

Albert Ellis; Robert A. Harper

THE PRESIDENT
STREET BOYS:
GROWING UP MAFIA

LOVESICK

THE DARKEST LIE

1-61773-475-6
978-1-61773-475-5
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Mystery

1-4967-0358-8
978-1-4967-0358-3
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Young Adult Fiction

THE COLDWATER WARM


HEARTS CLUB

HOW TO STOP
DESTROYING YOUR
RELATIONSHIPS

1-61773-015-7
978-1-61773-015-3
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Fiction

1-4967-0547-5
978-1-4967-0547-1
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
True Crime

1-4967-0403-7
978-1-4967-0403-0
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

0-8065-3807-4
978-0-8065-3807-5
$15.00/$16.95
Citadel Trade Paperback
Self-Help

Shelly Ellis

Shelly Ellis

Pat Esden

Pat Esden

Jennifer Estep

BED OF LIES

LUST & LOYALTY

A HOLD ON ME

BEYOND YOUR TOUCH

1-61773-403-9
978-1-61773-403-8
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Fiction

1-4967-0878-4
978-1-4967-0878-6
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Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0005-8
978-1-4967-0005-6
$12.95/$13.95
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Fiction

1-4967-0007-4
978-1-4967-0007-0
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Fiction

BRIGHT BLAZE
OF MAGIC

75

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1-61773-828-X
978-1-61773-828-9
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Young Adult Fiction

KENSINGTON BACKLIST

Donna Everhart

Patricia Falvey

Colleen Faulkner

Emily Foster

Emily Foster

THE EDUCATION
OF DIXIE DUPREE

THE GIRLS
OF ENNISMORE

WHAT MAKES A FAMILY

HOW NOT TO FALL

HOW NOT TO LET GO

1-4967-0551-3
978-1-4967-0551-8
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Fiction

1-4967-0995-0
978-1-4967-0995-0
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-935-9
978-1-61773-935-4
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0418-5
978-1-4967-0418-4
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0420-7
978-1-4967-0420-7
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

T. Greenwood

T. Greenwood

Lois Greiman

Gregory Harris

Gregory Harris

THE GOLDEN HOUR

WHERE I LOST HER

HEARTH SONG

THE ENDICOTT EVIL

0-7582-9057-8
978-0-7582-9057-1
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Fiction

0-7582-9055-1
978-0-7582-9055-7
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-602-3
978-1-61773-602-5
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Fiction

THE DALWICH
DESECRATION
1-61773-887-5
978-1-61773-887-6
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Mystery

1-61773-889-1
978-1-61773-889-0
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Mystery

Tessa Harris

Sadie Hartwell

Pamela Hearon

A.L. Herbert

Trice Hickman

SECRETS IN THE STONES

YARNED AND
DANGEROUS

GAINING VISIBILITY

MURDER WITH
MACARONI AND CHEESE

DEADLY SATISFACTION

0-7582-9341-0
978-0-7582-9341-1
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Mystery

1-61773-717-8
978-1-61773-717-6
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

76

1-4967-0428-2
978-1-4967-0428-3
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Fiction

K ENSINGTON B ACKLIST

1-61773-176-5
978-1-61773-176-1
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-747-X
978-1-61773-747-3
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

KENSINGTON BACKLIST

Michael Hiebert

Lisa Jackson

Carrie H. Johnson

Danny Johnson

Brigid Kemmerer

STICKS AND STONES

FINAL SCREAM

HOT FLASH

THE LAST ROAD HOME

THICKER THAN WATER

1-61773-739-9
978-1-61773-739-8
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-4967-0567-X
978-1-4967-0567-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0399-5
978-1-4967-0399-6
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0249-2
978-1-4967-0249-4
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

0-7582-9441-7
978-0-7582-9441-8
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Young Adult Fiction

Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy

Sally Kilpatrick

Sally Kilpatrick

Cathy Lamb

THE EDGE
OF THE BLADE

THE PAGES
OF THE MIND

BETTER GET TO LIVIN

BITTERSWEET CREEK

1-4967-0426-6
978-1-4967-0426-9
$9.95/$10.95
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Fantasy

1-4967-0424-X
978-1-4967-0424-5
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fantasy

1-61773-572-8
978-1-61773-572-1
$15.00/$16.95
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Fiction

1-61773-570-1
978-1-61773-570-7
$15.00/$16.95
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Fiction

THE LANGUAGE
OF SISTERS
0-7582-9510-3
978-0-7582-9510-1
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Fiction

Shelly Laurenston

Shelly Laurenston

Mary Lawrence

Mary Lawrence

Ashton Lee

THE UNDOING

THE UNYIELDING

DEATH AT ST. VEDAST

1-61773-509-4
978-1-61773-509-7
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Paranormal Romance

1-61773-513-2
978-1-61773-513-4
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Paranormal Romance

1-61773-714-3
978-1-61773-714-5
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Mystery

DEATH OF AN
ALCHEMIST

A CHERRY
COLA CHRISTMAS

1-61773-712-7
978-1-61773-712-1
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-343-1
978-1-61773-343-7
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

77

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KENSINGTON BACKLIST

Ashton Lee

Wendy Lee

Catherine Lloyd

Anna Loan-Wilsey

Jonathan Maberry

QUEEN OF
THE COOKBOOKS

THE ART
OF CONFIDENCE

DEATH COMES
TO KURLAND HALL

A MARCH
TO REMEMBER

BAD MOON RISING

1-4967-0578-5
978-1-4967-0578-5
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-489-6
978-1-61773-489-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0501-7
978-1-4967-0501-3
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-728-3
978-1-61773-728-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

Janey Mack

Janey Mack

Ronald Malfi

Kerstin March

Mary Ann Marlowe

CHOKED UP

SHOOT EM UP

THE NIGHT PARADE

BRANCHING OUT

SOME KIND OF MAGIC

1-61773-692-9
978-1-61773-692-6
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-694-5
978-1-61773-694-0
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-4967-0386-3
978-1-4967-0386-6
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Horror

1-61773-526-4
978-1-61773-526-4
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Contemporary Romance

1-4967-0806-7
978-1-4967-0806-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0541-6
978-1-4967-0541-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

Alyssa Maxwell

Mary McDonough

Kristina McMorris

Fern Michaels

Emma Miller

MURDER MOST
MALICIOUS

ONE YEAR

THE EDGE OF LOST

FANCY DANCER

PLAIN MISSING

1-61773-902-2
978-1-61773-902-6
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

0-7582-8118-8
978-0-7582-8118-0
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0724-9
978-1-4967-0724-6
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0646-3
978-1-4967-0646-1
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-832-8
978-1-61773-832-6
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

78

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Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe

Mary B. Morrison

Joe Okonkwo

Ella Joy Olsen

BAD BLOOD

EVERY WOMANS
DREAM

BABY, YOURE THE BEST

JAZZ MOON

ROOT, PETAL, THORN

1-61773-070-X
978-1-61773-070-2
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Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0116-X
978-1-4967-0116-9
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0562-9
978-1-4967-0562-4
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

0-7582-9473-5
978-0-7582-9473-9
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-800-X
978-1-61773-800-5
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Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

Rosalind Noonan

Sharon Page

Cathy Pegau

Cathy Pegau

Cathy Pegau

DOMESTIC SECRETS

DEEPEST DESIRES OF A
WICKED DUKE

BORROWING DEATH

MURDER ON LOCATION

1-4967-0056-2
978-1-4967-0056-8
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Mystery

1-4967-0058-9
978-1-4967-0058-2
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

MURDER ON
THE LAST FRONTIER

1-61773-327-X
978-1-61773-327-7
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Fiction

1-61773-096-3
978-1-61773-096-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Erotic Romance

1-4967-0054-6
978-1-4967-0054-4
$15.00/$16.95
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Mystery

Sue Pethick

Sue Pethick

Peter Pezzelli

Rebecca Phillips

Daaimah S. Poole

BOOMERS BUCKET LIST

PET FRIENDLY

FRANCESCAS KITCHEN

ANY OTHER GIRL

HIS LAST NAME

1-4967-0904-7
978-1-4967-0904-2
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Fiction

1-61773-842-5
978-1-61773-842-5
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0545-9
978-1-4967-0545-7
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-882-4
978-1-61773-882-1
$9.95/$10.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Young Adult Fiction

1-4967-0158-5
978-1-4967-0158-9
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

79

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KENSINGTON BACKLIST

Brandy Purdy

Brandy Purdy

Cydney Rax

Cydney Rax

Cydney Rax

TWO EMPRESSES

THE SECRETS OF
LIZZIE BORDEN

IF YOUR WIFE
ONLY KNEW

MY MARRIED
BOYFRIEND

REVENGE OF
THE MISTRESS

0-7582-8891-3
978-0-7582-8891-2
$15.00/$16.95
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Fiction

1-4967-0134-8
978-1-4967-0134-3
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0138-0
978-1-4967-0138-1
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0142-9
978-1-4967-0142-8
$9.95/$10.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

Penny Richards

Kim Michele Richardson

Carmen Rita

Carmen Rita

Nan Rossiter

AN UNTIMELY FROST

GODPRETTY IN THE
TOBACCO FIELD

NEVER TOO LATE

NEVER TOO REAL

FIREFLY SUMMER

1-4967-0132-1
978-1-4967-0132-9
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Fiction

1-4967-0130-5
978-1-4967-0130-5
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Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0503-3
978-1-4967-0503-7
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

0-7582-8893-X
978-0-7582-8893-6
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Historical Fiction

1-4967-0602-1
978-1-4967-0602-7
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-735-6
978-1-61773-735-0
$15.00/$16.95
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Fiction

Aimie K. Runyan

Aimie K. Runyan

Saundra

Jacqueline Sheehan

Jacqueline Sheehan

DUTY TO THE CROWN

PROMISED TO
THE CROWN

HER SWEETEST
REVENGE 3

THE CENTER
OF THE WORLD

THE TIGER
IN THE HOUSE

1-4967-0112-7
978-1-4967-0112-1
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Fiction

1-61773-985-5
978-1-61773-985-9
$15.00/$16.95
Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-896-4
978-1-61773-896-8
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-898-0
978-1-61773-898-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-4967-0114-3
978-1-4967-0114-5
$15.00/$16.95
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Fiction

80

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Sara Sheridan

Ni-Ni Simone

Ni-Ni Simone; Amir Abrams

Lin Stepp

Lin Stepp

BRIGHTON BELLE

DEAR YVETTE

SAVING LAUREL SPRINGS

WELCOME BACK

1-4967-0120-8
978-1-4967-0120-6
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Mystery

0-7582-8776-3
978-0-7582-8776-2
$9.95/$10.95
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Young Adult Fiction

HEELS, HEARTACHE &


HEADLINES

1-61773-280-X
978-1-61773-280-5
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1-61773-282-6
978-1-61773-282-9
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Fiction

David O. Stewart

Kiki Swinson

Kiki Swinson and Saundra

Christine Trent

Christine Trent

THE WILSON
DECEPTION

THE SCORE

SCHEMES

DEATH AT THE ABBEY

THE MOURNING BELLS

1-61773-966-9
978-1-61773-966-8
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Fiction

1-61773-365-2
978-1-61773-365-9
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Dafina Trade Paperback
Fiction

1-61773-645-7
978-1-61773-645-2
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-61773-643-0
978-1-61773-643-8
$15.00/$16.95
Kensington Trade Paperback
Mystery

1-4967-0325-1
978-1-4967-0325-5
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Mystery

0-7582-8856-5
978-0-7582-8856-1
$9.95/$10.95
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Harmony Verna

Kristin von Kreisler

Tiffany L. Warren

Shere Whitfield

Ellen Marie Wiseman

DAUGHTER
OF AUSTRALIA

EARNEST

THE PASTORS
HUSBAND

WIVES, FIANCES,
AND SIDE-CHICKS
OF HOTLANTA

COAL RIVER

1-61773-941-3
978-1-61773-941-5
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Fiction

1-4967-0043-0
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Index
A

Adams, Ellery, 40
Alers, Rochelle, 14
Amish Christmas Candle,
The, 34
Angell, Kate, 27
Astonishing Thing, The, 46

Gates, Suzanne, 48
Gingerbread Cookie Murder, 50
Glamorous Dead, The, 48
Gleason, C. M., 54
Goldenbaum, Sally, 5
Green, Jane, 37

Olsen, Ella Joy, 10

Baker, Lisa Jones, 34


Barrett, Casey, 57
Beckstrand, Jennifer, 34
Before Its Too Late, 22
Bentley, Tyrone, 30
Berenson, Laurien, 18
Blades, Nicole, 52
Bless Her Heart, 45
Book Club Babies, 61
Breakfast in Bed, 14
Bunn, Davis, 8
Burns, V. M., 63

Hartwell, Sadie, 11
Have You Met Nora?, 52
Hive of Homicides, A, 23
Holiday Murder, 36
Holly and Ivy, 16
Home for Christmas, 38
Hope Divided, 62
House on Honeysuckle Lane,
The, 32
Huber, Anna Lee, 29

C
Canadeo, Anne, 42
Catered Costume Party, A, 4
Chamberlin, Holly, 24, 38
Chandlar, LA, 12
Chazin, Suzanne, 21
Coburn, Jennifer, 37
Cole, Alyssa, 62
Crawford, Isis, 4
Crazy Kind of Love, A, 60

D
Dailey, Janet, 2
Dauer, Joal Derse, 70
Death Comes to the Fair, 49
Death Comes to the School, 53
Devil You Know, The, 44
Dirty Tricks, 13
Dog Who Came For Christmas,
The, 33
Driscoll, Sara, 22
Dunnett, Kaitlyn, 56

E
Ellicott, Jessica, 43
Ellis, Shelly, 65
Exceptional Seven Percent:
The Nine Secrets of the
Worlds Happiest Couples,
The, 68

F
Fluke, Joanne, 50

P
Pearl Tongue, 30
Persian Always Meows Twice,
The, 28
Pethick, Sue, 33
Pinch of Poison, A, 64
Place in the Wind, A, 21
Plot is Murder, The, 63
Popcak, Gregory K., 68
Pretty, Nasty, Lovely, 9

R
Richardson, Kim Michele, 58
Ridley, Elizabeth, 70
Roberts, Paige, 26

Kilpatrick, Sally, 45
Knit Before Dying, A, 11
Knit to Kill, 42

Saundra, 13
Saving Sadie: How a Dog That
No One Wanted Inspired the
World, 70
Scott, Susan Holloway, 25
Season of Us, The, 24
Secret, Book & Scone Society,
The, 40
See How She Dies, 31
Silver Gun, The, 12
Sisters of Glass Ferry, The, 58
Surviving the Chase, 66
Swinson, Kiki, 13, 51

I
I, Eliza Hamilton, 25
Iced In: Ten Days Trapped on
the Edge of Antarctica, 69
Ireland, Liz, 37

J
Jackson, Lisa, 31
Johnson, Lisa Renee, 66

Lamb, Cathy, 6
Lee, Ashton, 61
Lester, Meera, 23
Levine, Laura, 50
Lloyd, Catherine, 49, 53
Long, Kelly, 34

Texas Fierce, 2
This Christmas, 37
This Side of Murder, 29
To Love & Betray, 65
Turkey Trot Murder, 20
Turney, Chris, 69

Mark, The, 51
Marlowe, Mary Ann, 60
Maxwell, Alyssa, 64
McDonough, Mary, 32
Meier, Leslie, 20, 36, 50
Michaels, Fern, 16
Miramar Bay, 8
Monroe, Mary, 44
Murder in an English Village, 43
Murder in the Lincoln White
House, 54
Murder Wears Mittens, 5

N
No Place I'd Rather Be, 6
No Time to Explain, 27
Noonan, Rosalind, 9

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I NDEX

Under Water, 57

V
Virtually Perfect, 26

W
Wagging Through the Snow, 18
Ward, Sandi, 46
Watkins, Eileen, 28
Where the Sweet Bird Sings, 10

X
X Marks the Scot, 56

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