Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Hello Permament Press friends, we're nearly a third of the way through 2014 and we couldn't be happier with our latest lineup of exciting thrillers, perplexing mysteries, hilarious comedies, and thought-provoking literary gems.

Take a look at our current roster, see what reviewers are saying, and enjoy a quick look at what's to come over the next few months!

The Wood of Suicides THE WOOD OF SUICIDES - Laura Elizabeth Woollett
Laurel Marks is a stunning, repressed seventeen-year-old schoolgirl. She also has a weakness for older men—most of all her father, whom she'll do anything to impress. After his sudden death, Laurel is sent off to a boarding school where she shortly latches onto a new love-object: her English teacher, Mr. Hugh Steadman.

“Woollett impressively captures the excruciating joy and pain of young love, its nymph-like virtue but also sensual power, as body and soul move on their fateful journey from innocence to experience” Dan's Papers

The Culling THE CULLING - Robert Johnson
When Dr. Carl Sims, a young and otherwise altruistic virologist, discovers a plot hatched by a group of international scientists to cull, in a matter of weeks, two-thirds of the world’s population—some 4.5 billion random, innocent people, by releasing a deadly virus that kills two thirds of those it infects, in order to reduce Earth’s population from an unsustainable seven billion to two billion, what is he to do? Try to stop the conspiracy or join it?
"Robert Johnson's first novel tackles an issue that most in the media, the arts, and entertainment industry—even the environmental community—are afraid to discuss directly: overpopulation. The gravity of the issues is woven into the story with plenty of colorful characters, gallows humor and a suspenseful plot that unravels across continents, making for an entertaining and thought-provoking debut." New York Journal of Books

Gulf Boulevard GULF BOULEVARD - Dennis Hart
When a long-odds occurrence compels Jason Najarian to buy a lottery ticket, the resultant $63 million jackpot sets in motion a series of events that allows him to depart snowy Boston forever and begin living out his dream in comfort and style. But as Jason soon discovers, not even financial security can rid a man of life’s little annoyances, like nosy neighbors, and hitmen.

“Dave Barry fans will welcome Hart’s debut and series opener, a comic thriller complete with a beachfront Florida locale, everyman hero, Mafia thugs, colorful characters, and ubiquitous fart jokes. It’s a lot of fun.”  —Publishers Weekly

Death in Venice, CaliforniaDEATH IN VENICE, CALIFORNIA - Vinton Rafe McCabe
Jameson Frame, an educated, even revered, middle-aged man of letters, flees the cold canyons of Manhattan for Venice, California, where he is soon surrounded by all that this Bedouin village has to offer: wiccans, vegans, transients, artists, drummers, muscle men, skateboarders, plastic surgeons, pornographers, tarot card readers and ghouls. And an arrestingly beautiful young man named Chase, the subject and object of his yearning.
"An engaging allegorical pursuit of the mirage that is beauty’s transcendence." Kirkus

Dakota DAKOTA - Gwen Florio (The sequel to last year's highly successful MONTANA)
Former foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is getting a little bored in Magpie, Montana, where she landed at a small local newspaper after being downsized from her job in Kabul. Then Judith Calf Looking, a local Blackfeet girl missing for several months, turns up dead in a snowbank with a mysterious brand on her forearm.

"Once again, Florio chooses interesting settings for her action and infuses her story with plenty of atmosphere and character. The writing is top-notch, and the action builds at just the right pace. In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time." Kirkus

Saving the Hooker SAVING THE HOOKER - Michael Adelberg
Matthew Hristahalois is a not-so-scholarly scholar. He's obsessed with the "Hooker with a Heart of Gold" character that keeps turning up in movies like Pretty Woman and The Hangover - the beautiful and kind fallen woman who can only be saved by Prince Charming. Matthew wins a post-doc to see if real fallen women can be saved by a good man.
"A mostly funny first-person tale of a lazy and unprincipled postdoc whose brain resides firmly in his crotch. Most novels give the reader a protagonist to like and root for; this isn't one of those. But there is plenty to like in Adelberg's comic romp, which also has a serious undercurrent: Who says a hooker needs saving, anyway? And what business is it of a man? This one’s well-crafted and enjoyable if you’re up for a rather raunchy read." Kirkus


My Lady of the Bog MY LADY OF THE BOG - Peter Hayes (April)
My Lady of the Bog follows the American anthropologist, Xander Donne, as he seeks to unravel the ultimate "cold case": that of a beautiful young woman found in an English bog, her nude body pinned down with stakes. Though she's thought at first to be a recent murder victim, Donne identifies her as an ancient sacrifice, wondrously preserved by the bog's airless waters, and dead for 700 years!

The Anarchist THE ANARCHIST - Joanna Higgins (April)
The Anarchist, a historical novel, dramatizes the interplay of forces leading to the assassination of an American president at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Through linking first-person narratives, the novel explores the interrelated lives of fictional as well as historical figures, mainly Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, William McKinley and McKinley's assassin Leon Czolgosz, at a turbulent time in American history, a time of protests, hangings, hunger riots, strikes, bombings and massacres.

Voodoo Ridge VOODOO RIDGE - David Freed (The third Cordell Logan Mystery) (May)
It's 1956. A plane bearing a mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly 60 years later, while flying over California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, retired military assassin-turned-civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same.

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