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Calissons and the art of smuggling

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on August 12, 2014

What is the most French smuggling stash you can think of? That question came to mind just the other day in Aix-en-Provence, when I walked by this shop.

Fabrique Calissons

Their specialty is calissons d’Aix, a delicious almond-based treat. You can order some here: http://www.leonard-parli.com/

calisson shop

So what does this have to do with…

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Cover Artist – “Always in design mode”

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on August 5, 2014

We are really happy to be working with a new cover artist, Jeroen ten Berge. He’s creative, efficient, open minded and a really nice guy. We asked him some questions to find out more about who he is and how he thinks.

I grew up in The Netherlands. My biological father was a…

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Inspiration for Books: Moissac

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on July 29, 2014
in France

A lot of places in France have served as inspiration for books. I just made a fun trip to Moissac. Where? You may be asking yourself. It’s a small town in southwestern France, notable for, among other things, its Saint Pierre abbey and cloister, a World Heritage site. More people know about it than think they do, because the tympanum of the church’s southwestern…

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Translator’s View of The Shiro Project

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on July 22, 2014
in Thrillers

Sophie Weiner - translatorWe asked Sophie Weiner for her translator’s view of next Consortium Thriller: The Shiro Project by David Kharaanother action-packed adventure about how history is still with us today. Keep your eyes peeled for more about it soon.

 

 

 

  • What made you excited about this assignment?

After reading the first book in the series, The Bleiberg Project (translated by…

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July Escape Reading: Mad Scientists and Secret Agents

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on July 15, 2014

The Bleiberg ProjectWe’re releasing another block-buster French thriller in paperback this week: The Bleiberg Project hits bookstores on July 15. It’s perfect July escape reading, packed with action.

That’s right, World War II action, mad scientists and secret agents, what more could you want from a thriller? It’s also the first book in the Consortium thriller series,…

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New Book Covers – Check it Out

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on July 8, 2014

We’re happy to be working with Jeroen ten Berge on new book covers. He started by taking over the Paris Homicide series, with Crossing the Line and The City of Blood. Take a look. Yes, The City of Blood is in the works. More soon on that.

Intrigue in Paris

 

The City of Blood

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Early Kindle Releases

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on July 1, 2014

In June, we put out a couple early Kindle releases for summer readers who don’t want to wait for the full release in fall.

Paris Homicide: Crossing the Line by Frédérique Molay

Intrigue in Paris
Chief of Police Nico Sirsky returns to work after recovering from a gunshot wound. He’s in love and rearing to go. His first…

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Beach Read: Grand Cru Heist Now in Paperback

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on June 24, 2014

In time for beach read season, we just released Grand Cru Heist in paperback. This second Winemaker Detective cozy offers talk of vintage wines, French landscape, sleuthing and just enough edge to appeal to any mystery reader.

In other words, it’s a perfect beach read escape. In Grand Cru Heist, authors Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen bring French wine country to…

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Listen up… our first audiobook is out

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on June 20, 2014

Most of you know we believe “a book is a book is a book” no matter what format it comes in, and you also know that after being digital first, we added print books and now have deals with Audible for audiobooks.

The first audio title is now available. It’s The Bleiberg Project by David Khara, narrated by Graham…

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The Loire Valley with the Winemaker Detective

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on June 17, 2014

Have you read Grand Cru Heist? Already available as an ebook, the print version will be release this month. Part of the action takes place in the Loire Valley and the region around Tours. Benjamin Cooker get carjacked in Paris, and then retreats to Loire Valley to recuperate. I suppose a Vouvray cure could help in just about any circumstance. In his words:

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