Amazon Publishing Announces 32 Diverse Books for Late Summer and Early Fall
"Blair S. Walker has a keen knack for entertaining," wrote USA Today about the author of the Darryl Billups series, which follows the exploits of a Baltimore Herald crime-solving reporter. The Washington Post Book World wrote, "Kudos to Walker for creating a character who is realistic and entertaining-and who challenges the reader's sensibilities. . . .[Walker] writes about Billups with depth, humor and wit." AmazonEncore will re-introduce three books in this series: "Up Jumped the Devil," "Hidden in Plain View" and "Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes." All three books will be published on July 26.
Rex Kusler's "Ashes to Dust," a sequel to his AmazonEncore novel "Punctured," continues the adventures of Las Vegas private detectives Jim Snow and Alice James, who are now tasked by a murdered cocktail waitress' father to find her killer. Kusler lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Ashes to Dust" will be published by AmazonEncore on July 26.
Uyen Nicole Duong's "Postcards from Nam" is the third book in the author's Saigon Trilogy, which includes "Daughters of the River Huong" and "Mimi and Her Mirror" (both published by AmazonEncore). In "Postcards from Nam," which will be released on August 15, a Vietnamese immigrant in the United States begins receiving hand-drawn postcards from a long-lost friend, and she embarks upon a quest to find the artist and uncover the truth of his tragic life.
"Pepita Jimenez" by Juan Valera is the best known of the 19th century diplomat's eight novels, and this English translation is the first in many years since the original publication in 1874. When a priest-in-training leaves the seminary to return to the village of his birth, he becomes captivated by his father's lovely fiancée and is torn between his human desires and his sacred calling. This engaging introduction to a Spanish literary master, translated by Katherine Illescas, will be published by AmazonCrossing on August 16.