Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Meet the FBI's Last Resort

Hangman

Jack Heath
NZD $16.99
Meet Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases. He's also a psychopath with a dark secret, and the FBI's last resort.
A 14-year-old boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a terrifying ransom call. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads.

Enter Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases. He's also a dangerous criminal - the FBI's last resort.

But this time Blake might have met his match. The kidnapper is more cunning and ruthless than anyone he's faced before. And Blake has been assigned a new partner, a woman linked to the past he's so desperate to forget.

Timothy Blake has a secret, one so dark he will do anything to keep it hidden.

And he also has a price. Every time he saves a life, he takes one…

Already sold into five territories, Hangman is a mesmerising dissection of the criminal mind and a bulletproof thriller.

'Jack Heath is set to be the next Matthew Reilly.' Tara Moss, internationally bestselling author of Assassin

'Learn this kid's name, read his books. He's someone now, going to be much more someone later.' Michael Grant, internationally bestselling author of Gone

Author bio:

This is the first adult novel by popular YA writer Jack Heath. Jack lives in Canberra and is the author of 19 acclaimed fiction titles for middle-grade and YA readers. His books include the real-time series 300, 400 and 500 Minutes of Danger, the choose-your-own-ending Countdown to Danger books (Scholastic), a collaboration with international illusionist Cosentino, and YA novels such as The Cut Out, a multi-award-nominated espionage thriller. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide and been translated into several languages. First published as a teenager, in the course of his research Jack has trained with firearms, performed street magic, visited morgues and prisons, travelled through 11 countries and read only books by women for a year. jackheath.com.au
Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781760529987
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Best Small Fictions



Best Small Fictions Seeks Submissions

for 2019 Anthology


The Best Small Fictions – an annual series since 2015 – seeks works of short fiction published within the 2018 calendar year for its 2019 anthology. Editors may submit up to five works of short fiction of up to approximately 1000 words. We encourage an eclectic array of styles and approaches. We seek work featuring memorable imagery, characterization, and language. Pieces which exemplify the delicate, deliberate craftsmanship of this short form.

Deadline 01 February 2019.

Series Editor: Nathan Leslie

2019 Guest Editor: Rilla Askew

Assistant Editor: Michelle Elvy

Published by Sonder Press.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Roundup with PW


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