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We’re stuck!

We’re stuck!

We admit it: We’re stuck. Not between a rock and a hard place, but between their contemporary equivalents—one software system and another. In order to sell you books, we have to persuade these two systems to talk to each other, but right now, one is speaking English and the other….I’m thinking it’s 17th-century Pashto. We don’t want to invite you to order books, only to have to send you emails apologizing because those books are delayed…and delayed…and delayed, so for the moment, our website is out of the bookselling business.  However, we remain very much in the book publishing business; our books are most certainly still available elsewhere, and we want you to know...

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Kenneth Cameron: Farewell to a true gentleman

Kenneth Cameron: Farewell to a true gentleman

It's with great sadness that I have to report the death of Kenneth Cameron, author of the astonishingly good Denton series, and of many, many more books besides. The sadness is genuine, rather than a corporate simulacrum: I can't claim to have known Mr. Cameron well, but he delighted me in the few email exchanges we had. He was witty, gracious, deeply intelligent, and (and this really blew my mind) entirely willing to collaborate with a woman young enough to be his daughter. I made the very difficult decision to pass on the novel—his final novel—that I had been given:...

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Why the Paws?

Why the Paws?

Our boxes are full of books, not cats (fortunately...or unfortunately, depending upon your perspective?), but you get the idea.We're taking advantage of the post-holiday doldrums to get through a long-overdue move to a new warehouse and shipping company! The result should be better service for everyone, end to end, but for now, all our print books are packed up in (cat-free) boxes, and we cannot send them to you. We expect to be back up and ready to offer you the best in printed Mayhem soon, but in the meantime...ebooks! Bless them. Neither snow nor rain nor moving day can...

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Mayhem of the Month, July 2020

Mayhem of the Month, July 2020

Calgon, take me away! I’m just barely old enough to remember the TV ads, but I never really bought them. Among other things, who wears full makeup to take a bath? So I am not banking on the bubbles to get me out of here. However, to quote Miss Emily Dickinson, there is no frigate like a book. And with our Great Escapes sample chapters, you can test out each port of call before completely disembarking. So climb aboard, me hearties, and let’s set a course for… India, to start? Why not? We've loved Elizabeth Ironside for years, and her Death in...

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Finally, Print Books Are Back

Finally, Print Books Are Back

Print is back, we can hear the pages turning! Hey-la, hey-la, print is back! Ok, ok, it’s back, but everyone's still being careful. The distribution warehouse is up and running, alive and kicking, oh, joy!—but they are still operating at a lower capacity than usual, and we know shipping may move a little slowly. So, just as NYC has approved cocktails to go, softening the sting of lockdown and the longer delivery times as we wait for our dinners, we have come up with some goodies, a spoonful of sugar that, we hope, will make waiting for the post more...

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