by Alison Dasho
Some of the titles I've edited over the years have recently been made available for Kindle and Nook (and okay some have been available for awhile, but I have to be completionist about this!), and I wanted to be sure to let you guys know.
For your downloading and reading pleasure:
A former hippie turning fifty. A crop of medicinal weed gone missing. A gorgeous model, and a semi-rebellious teen daughter. (And of course, a trip to Amsterdam...)
Getting Sassy, by DC Brod Kindle
A reporter, her dog, her aging mother, her accountant, and their plan to kidnap a goat. Need I say more?
Day One, by Bill Cameron Kindle
A domestic crisis. A skateboarding witness to more than one crime. A showdown on Mt. Tabor. If you haven't met former detective Skin Kadash yet, this is your chance.
Ruby Jane Whittaker takes center stage in this one -- by disappearing. Skin works his way across the country to find her, while she works her way through the past to rediscover the crimes she left behind.
I'll just quote Publishers Weekly here, "A demonic stir-fry of influences, including Amy Tan, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, and Candace Bushnell, infuses Choi's prose with passionate ferocity."
Innocent Monster, by Reed Farrel Coleman Kindle
A missing young girl -- who also happens to have burst on the art scene at the age of 4 with her Abstract Expressionist paintings. If Moe Prager can solve this case, perhaps he can reestablish a relationship with his own estranged daughter.
A couple nearing midlife. An unexpected guest. A sudden, inexplicable suicide. A gorgeous book that muses on lonliness, connection, and the mysteries we can never solve.
A maybe-rabid beaver. A clan of Kussmaul brothers. A shunned Amish woman addicted to meth, and a dead painter. A knot that's not a knot. (Editing John's series remains one of my most favorite, and most rewarding, work experiences. This is #2 in that series. I cannot reccomend it highly enough.)
The Big Two-Hearted, and the man who supposedly tried to teach Hemingway to fly fish. A Bookmobile librarian who idolizes Pippi Longstocking. A tanker truck full of water stolen from Lake Superior. A wonderful end to the Knot series. (This is #4 -- I'm not sure if/when #1 and #3 will be available in e-format, but I hope you'll grab #2 and #4 while they're here!)
The Deputy, by Victor Gischler Kindle
A dusty, tiny town in Oklahoma. A dead body gone missing. A part-time deputy trying to catch up and stay alive. The pace doesn't let up, and neither does Gischler -- he throws all kinds of unkind things at his characters, and you'll delight to see how they stay standing (or not).
A dead kid near Boston's Ringe Towers. The dead kid's 14-year-old brother, making bad decisions, then worse decisions, in his quest for answers and revenge. Brutal and compelling.
A stalker. A dead snowshoer. A computer scam. All in the dead of a Loon Lake winter. (Oh, winter sounds so nice right now ...)
A dead soda mogul. A witness suffering Alzheimer's. A vicious and cunning daughter-in-law. A beat cop mourning his former life. One of the novels I'm most proud to have worked on.
Double Exposure, by Michael Lister Kindle
I'll let Booklist take this one, "A Hitchcockian thriller. A spellbinding page-turner."
A frozen, naked body on New Year's Day. A spurned ex-wife. A spoiled, jealous daughter. A chilly installment in the wonderful Claire Watkins series.
A skeleton in very old shackles. A detective whose grandmother practices Santaria. A harbormaster with a connection he'd rather not reveal.
From Library Journal, "Peffer's latest series entry is pure opera, a multiact tragedy enhanced with opium tea and nunchakus."
Chasing the Wolf, by Nathan Singer Kindle
A romance. A time travel novel. A love letter to the Blues. It's kindof impossible to sum up this book in a pat description -- but it's worth a read. Put on a Howlin' Wolf album and sink in.