In the Tourquai neighborhood of Mollisan Town, superintendent Larry Bloodhound is the keeper of the peace and ruler of the streets. But there are others more powerful than he - a cadre of wealthy elite who live above the law's reach, including Oswald Vulture. When Vulture is found headless in his ornate office atop Mollisan Town's most exclusive building, Bloodhound knows he must take special care in the investigation. In fact, he can't even call the death a murder because if Bloodhound can find the missing head, it might be possible to reattach it to the victim - and discover what happened and who was involved.
The search for answers leads to Bloodhound and his team, Anna Lynx and Falcon Ecu - along with his closest friend, private investigator Pillip Mouse - deep into the exclusive, secretive world of Mollisan Town's most privileged. Who had the most to gain from Vulture's demise? His slithery and sexy secretary, Emanuelle Cobra? Or his seductive mistress, Jasmine Squirrel? And what about Igor Panda, a desprate gambler whose debts may have pushed him to do the unthinkable?This is Davys second book in the series, following Amberville. It's set to be released Feb. 15, 2011.
A girl changes the course of the Ottoman empire in Lukas's middling debut. Eleonora Cohen--born in 1877 Romania, prophesied to alter history, and gifted with great intelligence--stows away at age eight to follow her father to Stamboul. Her first weeks there are a whirlwind of beautiful new dresses and cultural experiences, but the idyllic adventure takes a terrible twist after her father is killed in an accident and Eleonora is taken in by her father's wealthy and politically slippery friend. She proves to be a quick study, and once her tutor alerts the palace of Eleonora's immense intelligence, she finds herself in attendance at the sultan's court, commenting on a political standoff between the Ottoman empire, Russia, and Germany. As the sultan's interest in her grows, so, too, does her reputation and importance, though Eleonora is unsure if her new role is what she wants from life.This is Lukas' debut novel, to be released February 8, 2011. I will be a part of the Blog Tour for this book, so keep your eyes open come February.
Labels: Book blog tour, fiction, In the Post, Michael David Lukas, The Oracle of Stamboul, Tim Davys, Tourquai, upcoming releases