|Signed First Editions for the Collector|
WOOL UK Limited Edition
2013 LON: Century
SHORT STOCK: We've picked up a couple copies of a small, 500-copy limited edition run
produced in the UK, signed and numbered by Hugh Howey. It includes a
red slipcase and a special signed page bound in, with pictorial boards.
Our order for these books was slighted and we only received two, so if you want one you'll need to respond quickly.
other news, the response to WOOL and the WOOL Trilogy has been
overwhelming. If your are waiting for your copies, please be patient:
confirmed orders for the US edition have been set aside until we are
able to ship them with the UK editions, which are expected any day.
the US and UK editions have now gone into multiple printings, and
prices are reflecting the short supply of first printings. One source
has informed us that the US 1st printing was only 3500 copies. We have
found a few of the US 1st editions, and they are available until sold
out. We had to find them on the aftermarket at a premium cost, so
apologies for the increased price.
THE TOWER (UK)
2013 LON: HarperCollins
The final instalment in the bestselling conspiracy thriller trilogy by Simon Toyne, author of SANCTUS:
'Plenty of action, plenty of intrigue and wonderfully imaginative. The sort of novel to devour in one sitting' Kate Mosse.
THE RISE, COMES THE FALL. The forbidden Citadel at the heart of the
ancient Turkish city of Ruin opens its gates for the first time in
history. Why now, after centuries of secrecy? A deadly disease has
erupted within, and threatens to spread beyond its walls. Infected
charity worker Gabriel Mann may hold the cure - but can one dying man
stop an epidemic? Without him, former journalist Liv Adamsen is
vulnerable, surrounded by strangers in the desert oasis that is her new
home. Liv, however, has far bigger concerns than just her own life...
the USA, newly qualified FBI Agent Joe Shepherd investigates the
disappearance of NASA's most senior professor. Is it a vanishing act, an
abduction, or something darker? Shepherd's investigation approaches a
powerful conspiracy with global reach, and profound consequences. For
them all, this much is clear: something big is coming. Something that
will change everything. But will it be a new beginning or the End of
2013 NY: Penguin
scandal, political espionage, and an extremely dangerous woman. Lucas
Davenport's going to be lucky to get out of this one alive.
A Minnesota political fixer has hit the jackpot-or so he thinks. Hired
to take down the incumbent U.S. senator with a vicious smear, to open
the way for an ambitious, take-no-prisoners heiress who sees the Senate
as merely a stepping-stone, he decides his payoff should be larger. The
blackmail demand should yield some pretty large numbers, he thinks.
Instead, he gets only a small one-9 millimeters, to be exact.
the heart. Davenport is investigating the smear when the trail leads
to the man's disappearance, then-very troublingly-to the Minneapolis
police department, then-most troublingly of all-to a woman who could
give Machiavelli lessons. She has very definite ideas about the way the
world should work, and the money, ruthlessness, and sheer will to make
it happen. No matter who gets in the way.
& Borge Hellstrom
TWO SOLDIERS (UK)
2013 LON: Quercus
Pereira heads the police's Organized Crime and Gang Section in Råby, a
southern suburb of Stockholm. Here, juvenile gang crime is a rapidly
growing and all-too-real problem. Blood brothers Leon and Gabriel have
spent their young lives establishing a formidable criminal enterprise -
known as the Råby Warriors - which is now poised to secure domination
in the area. DCI Ewert Grens is investigating a recent prison break from
a maximum-security facility: an incident that is linked to the Råby
Warriors - a group Grens knows more about than he first admits.
four men are on a collision course: heading toward an explosive
convergence, and a revelation powerful enough to tear each of them
journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Börge Hellström are Sweden's
most acclaimed contemporary fiction duo. Their unique ability to
combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with
searing social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at
the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing.
THE PRINCE OF RISK
2013 NY: Doubleday
The New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account and the Rules of Deception series returns to the treacherous world of Wall Street. The Prince of Risk is a high-octane financial thriller set at the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism.
Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making
his biggest, most daring killing yet. But everything changes when his
father, the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, is killed in a
brazen, mystifying attack on the south lawn of the White House while en
route to deliver a terrifying secret to the President of the United
In the wake of
the attacks, Astor sees the business he built crumble around him and
finds himself on the brink of ruin. A cryptic clue leads him deeper
into the web of lies surrounding his father's murder, and Astor
stumbles onto a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to wipe
out not only Astor's own fund but to destroy the entire foundationof
the financial system of the United States.
2013 NY: Forge
While trailing a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the captain of USS North Dakota, is shocked to see the Chinese boat torpedo a Vietnamese merchant ship.
This blatant act of
aggression is the opening gambit in a war that has blindsided the U.S.
and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. These
nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have
begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China's economy
before China can set in motion its own plot to dominate the region.
In a desperate attempt to
buy the president enough time to resolve the crisis diplomatically,
Mitchell's submarine squadron is ordered to interfere with attacks by
both sides. China and the Littoral Alliance are both determined to win,
no matter the cost, and as each side increases the level of violence,
they approach a dangerous tipping point. In a race against time, the
submarines of Mitchell's squadron must execute their mission before the
world witnesses an economic catastrophe-or worse, a nuclear exchange.
Sara Elfgren & Mats Standberg
2013 NY: Overlook Juvenile
On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias
Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside
her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to
an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her
classmates-Vanessa, Linnea, Anna-Karin, Rebecka and Ida-arrive,
compelled the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida's body and
tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them.
The park is a safe haven; the school, a place of danger. The six are
wildly different and definitely not friends...but they are the Chosen
As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical
ability. They begin exploring their powers, but they are not all firmly
committed to their mission-to discover the truth about Elias's death.
Then a horrible tragedy strikes within the circle. Newly determined to
fight the evil forces, they begin to learn magic from The Book of
Patterns, an ancient work with a will of its own that reveals different
things to different witches.
In this gripping first installment of the Engelsfors Trilogy, a
parallel world emerges in which teenage dreams, insanely annoying
parents, bullying, revenge, and love collide with flirtation, dangerous
forces, and ancient magic. An international sensation with rights sold
in 24 countries, The Circle is razor-sharp and remarkable from start
LIFE AFTER LIFE
2013 NY: Algonquin Books
author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and
memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled
with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery at any age.
And the residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement
center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share
some of life's most profound discoveries and are some of the most
true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. As
each character begins to connect with another, the mysteries and
consequences of their lives are revealed. What they eventually learn
about themselves and one another will profoundly transform them all.
with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle's constantly surprising novel
illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and
rediscovering life right up to the very end. With Life After Life, she
has conjured up an entire community that reminds all of us that grace
and magic can-and do-appear when we least expect it.
2013 NY: Soho Press
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while
away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they're
called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated
here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore.
Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug
yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the
bottle-not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in
common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of
them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to
collaborate with one another.
Now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold
War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual
haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow
was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's
circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets
that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a
Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more
people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
THE BARBED CROWN
2013 NY: Harper
In The Barbed Crown,
the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich,
our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial
pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon
Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son.
Paris, the "City of Lights,"
shines - but alongside its splendor is great squalor. Heroic
patriotism rubs against mean ambition, while grand strategy and
back-alley conspiracy are never far apart.
While Ethan spies on the
French court, his wife, Astiza, works to sabotage Napoleon's coronation
using the Crown of Thorns, a legendary relic said to have come from
the Crucifixion itself. But when Napoleon is crowned nonetheless, they
flee to England.
At Walmer Castle on the
English coast, Gage joins a daring campaign by Smith, Fulton, rocket
inventor William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone to halt Napoleon's
intended invasion of England - a campaign which leads Ethan to take a
role in the Battle of Trafalgar itself...
2013 NY: Penguin Young Readers
A modern-day Robin Hood by a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author!
Robbie Forester has learned
the hard way that life isn't fair. So have her friends Ashanti, Silas
and Tut-Tut. But Robbie and her friends-who call themselves the Outlaws
of Sherwood Street-want to change that.
When Sheldon Gun, an evil
business man, ends up killing Silas's father so he can build a new
apartment complex in Brooklyn, the Outlaws know it's up to them to make
Sheldon Gun pay. With street smarts, Silas's inventions, and a little
help from a charm bracelet, these friends know they can take on Sheldon
Gun and win-at least, they hope so. If not, they may end up just like
This story is filled with
action, adventure, social justice and great friends-and is especially
relevant during our current economy and the rise of the Occupy
Everywhere movement. Perfect for fans of young detectives like Nancy
Drew, Enola Holmes, and Gilda Joyce.
OSCAR WILDE and the
MURDERS AT READING GAOL
2013 NY: Touchstone
In OSCAR WILDE AND THE
MURDERS AT READING GAOL, the sixth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar
Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan
Doyle, Reading Gaol's most famous prisoner is pitted against a ruthless
and fiendishly clever serial killer. 'Intelligent, amusing and
entertaining' Alexander McCall Smith
It is 1897, Dieppe. Oscar
Wilde, poet, playwright, novelist, raconteur and ex-convict, has fled
the country after his release from Reading Gaol. Tonight he is sharing a
drink and the story of his cruel imprisonment with a mysterious
stranger. He has endured a harsh regime: the treadmill, solitary
confinement, censored letters, no writing materials. Yet even in the
midst of such deprivation, Oscar's astonishing detective powers remain
undiminished - and when first a brutal warder and then the prison
chaplain are found murdered, who else should the governor turn to for
help other than Reading Gaol's most celebrated inmate?
In this, the latest novel in
his acclaimed Oscar Wilde murder mystery series, Gyles Brandreth takes
us deep into the dark heart of Wilde's cruel incarceration.