W&N Fiction HB October £12.99 304pp 978 0 297 85647 4 ebook: £12.99 978 0 297 85744 0
CARLOS RUIZ ZAFÓN Marina The novel Carlos Ruiz Zafón wrote before The Shadow of the Wind; a cult classic. This is the story of fifteen-year-old Óscar Drei and his friend, Marina, who witness a mysterious ritual in a cemetery near their homes. On the fourth Sunday of every month, a veiled woman alights from a carriage and lays a single rose on an unmarked grave. Óscar and Marina are swept on a journey into the woman’s past, and that of the object of her devotion. It will take them into a forgotten post-war Barcelona, into its mysterious underground of labyrinthine sewers, corrupt policemen, ageing aristocrats, forgotten societies and criminal depravity… • The Shadow of the Wind has sold over
1.5 million copies in the UK. Carlos Ruiz Zafón was born in Barcelona and is the author of seven novels including The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven. He is one of the world’s most read and best loved writers. His work has been translated into more than forty languages and published around the world, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers.
Location: Barcelona, Spain, and Los Angeles, USA Available for Interview www.carlosruizzafon.co.uk
W&N Fiction • October/November 2013
W&N Fiction HB November £20.00 320pp 978 0 297 86756 2 ebook: £20.00 978 0 297 86759 3
ELMORE LEONARD Blue Dreams Saddle up for a brand new mystery from Hollywood’s favourite crime writer. Yee haw! Fresh from winning the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Elmore Leonard returns with the story of Kyle McCoy, a bull rider on the hunt for justice. Kyle is on a mission to save an Indian bull rider who has been unlawfully detained by border police. But will justice prevail? And will Kyle succumb to the charms of the winsome film star he meets along the way? Blue Dreams crackles with the originality, razor-sharp dialogue and memorable characters that are Elmore Leonard’s trademark. ‘There is no greater writer of crime fiction than Elmore Leonard, and no one who has more resplendent energy’ Philip Hensher ‘The greatest crime writer who ever lived’ Dennis Lehane Elmore Leonard’s phenomenal writing career has spanned more than forty books and countless awards. Many of his novels have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Location: Bloomfield Village, USA Available for Interview www.elmoreleonard.com @elmoreleonard