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The Last Policeman
“Winters’s apocalyptic detective story contains an earth-shattering element of science fiction that lifts it beyond a typical procedural.”—New York Times Book Review
With the deadly impact of asteroid 2011GV1 only months away, people all over the world are walking off the job — but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging in a city that sees a dozen suicides every week—except this one feels suspicious, and Palace is the only cop who cares.
“Winters is brilliant in conveying the ways in which people look for their best impulses but often end up as the victims of other people’s most base instincts.”—Toronto Star
Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of The Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband
World of Trouble
“Stubborn, earnest, self-deprecating and decent, [Winters’s] protagonist, Hank Palace, is a brilliantly realized character you want to follow to the very end—and beyond.”—San Francisco Chronicle
The third and final installment in The Last Policeman trilogy. With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative — his sister Nico — isn't safe.
“MWA Grand Master Clark has assembled an impressive roster of talent for this strong anthology...The MWA has once again produced an anthology that’s a must for every mystery fan.”—Publishers Weekly
Take a crime-filled tour of Manhattan with this collection of all-new mystery stories compiled and edited by Mary Higgins Clark — with contributions by Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Ben H. Winters, and others.
Ten Dead Comedians
“Ten Dead Comedians is a funny and nail-biting front row seat to the bloodthirsty world of professional comedy ... and that's BEFORE the murders start.”—Daniel Kibblesmith, writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Dustin Walker was one of the biggest names in Hollywood — until one day he just walked away from everything. A decade later, he invites ten comedians to his private island retreat for a weekend of comic brainstorming. There's Billy the Contractor, a "blue collar" comic who performs with a Glock holstered on his waist "because the 2nd amendment says I can!" There's Janet Kahn, the aging Las Vegas icon famous for her nasty insults. There's even Orange Baby Man, the most-loathed prop comic in America. But within hours of arriving on a seemingly deserted Pacific island, these comics learn there is more to Dustin's offer than meets the eye — and soon the murders begin.
The Con Artist
“More than just a hilarious mystery…[Van Lente] holds up con culture, nerd culture, and the entire comics industry for scrutiny.”—Herald Net
Comic book artist Mike Mason arrives at San Diego Comic-Con, seeking sanctuary with other fans and creators—and maybe to reunite with his ex—but when his rival is found murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. To clear his name, Mike will have to navigate every corner of the con, from zombie obstacle courses and cosplay flash mobs to intrusive fans and obsessive collectors, in the process unraveling a dark secret behind one of the industry’s most legendary creators. Complete with classic comic book style illustrations that—to the careful reader—may hint at the identity of the masked murderer.
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
“Features an appealingly sharp-yet-vulnerable heroine in recent college grad Bailey Chen, an effortlessly inclusive cast of fun supporting characters, and plenty of awesome snark. But as with the best humorous fantasies, the snark never gets in the way of the book’s big, earnest heart, which it wears proudly on its (occasionally tipsy) sleeve.”—Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex
College grad Bailey Chen has a few demons: no job, no parental support, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend who's around when she moves back home. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders, her demons get a lot more literal. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge is a sharp and funny urban fantasy for "new adults" about a secret society of bartenders who fight monsters with alcohol fueled magic.