Tuesday, September 04, 2012

HarperCollins' New Mystery Line - Bourbon Street Books

I thought this was important enough for mystery readers that I asked if I could post it.


New York, NY (9/4/2012) – HarperCollins Publishers announces today the launch of BOURBON STREET BOOKS, a new line of paperback mystery novels. 
HarperCollins has a long and successful history of publishing in the mystery genre. Although Edgar Allen Poe had published mystery short stories in the 1840s, the first detective novel, Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, was published by Harper and Row in 1868 and introduced the genre in that form. And, since 2010, HarperCollins has been the global publisher of the Agatha Christie estate.

BOURBON STREET BOOKS will publish all types of mysteries and will feature paperback originals, reprints, backlist titles, and reissued classics. We will launch the line in the fall 2012 season with two paperback originals: The Hollow Man, an exciting debut by British author Oliver Harris, and Blood Line, the 7th book in the Anna Travis series by international bestselling author Lynda La Plante, both publishing on October 23rd. We will also bring back into print Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey with Harriet Vane series for the launch on October 16th, including Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Busman’s Honeymoon, and Gaudy Night.   Nick Drake’s Egypt: The Book of Chaos will release as a trade paperback in December under this new line.

For the winter 2013 season, we will be reissuing four Mary Kay Andrews novels — Happy Never After, Homemade Sin, To Live and Die in Dixie, Every Crooked Nanny ― all of which were originally written under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck, and will now be published under Mary Kay Andrews for the first time in March. Nicola Upson’s next entry in her Josephine Tey series, Fear in the Sunlight, will be published in April.  The new book in Michael Stanley’s acclaimed Detective Kubu series, and a spy thriller called The Geneva Option by debut author Adam LeBor will publish under this new line in the summer 2013 season.
A full marketing campaign, including online advertising and a dedicated Facebook page, will be released for the books: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bourbon-Street-Books/374193619320147#

About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).  Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India.  HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books.  With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities.  You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com.

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Book List – Fall 2012, Winter 2013 & Summer 2013

Fall 2012

BLOOD LINE by Lynda La Plante, ISBN 13: 9780062134325, $14.99; on-sale: 10/23/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333233383331.htmTHE HOLLOW MAN by Oliver Harris, ISBN 13: 9780062136718; $14.99; 10/23/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333234343231.htmSTRONG POISON by Dorothy L. Sayers, ISBN 13: 9780062196200; 14.99; on-sale: 10/16/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333133343533.htmHAVE HIS CARCASE by Dorothy L. Sayers, ISBN 13: 9780062196545; 14.99; on-sale: 10/16/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333335393835.htmBUSMAN’S HONEYMOON by Dorothy L. Sayers, ISBN 13: 9780062196576; 14.99; on-sale: 10/16/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333336303230.htmGAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers; ISBN 13: 9780062196538; 14.99; on-sale: 10/16/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_333335393834.htmEGYPT: THE BOOK OF CHAOS by Nick Drake; ISBN 13: 9780060765958; $14.99; on-sale: 12/4/2012; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2332_313233353331.htm
Winter 2013

FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT by Nicola Upson; ISBN 13: 9780062195432; $14.99; on-sale: 4/9/2013; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2411_333335383837.htmHAPPY NEVER AFTER by Mary Kay Andrews; ISBN 13: 9780062195111; $14.99; on-sale: 3/26/2013; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2411_333335383233.htmHOMEMADE SIN by Mary Kay Andrews; ISBN 13: 9780062195104; $14.99; on-sale: 3/26/2013; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2411_333335383137.htmTO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE by Mary Kay Andrews; ISBN 13: 9780062195098; $14.99; on-sale: 3/26/2013; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2411_333335383132.htmEVERY CROOKED NANNY by Mary Kay Andrews; ISBN 13: 9780062195081; $14.99; on-sale: 3/26/2013; http://www.harpercollinscatalogs.com/harper/515_2411_333335383038.htm
Summer 2013
UNTITLED #4 KUBU NOVEL by Michael Stanley; ISBN 13: 9780062221520; $14.99; on-sale: 4/30/2013THE GENEVA OPTION by Adam LeBor; ISBN 13: 9780062208552; $14.99; on-sale: 5/28/2013


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Jane R said...

This will be worth keeping an eye on. Thanks for al the info. More books is always a good thing!