News: Release of A Reason To Kill

It is with a great deal of pride that we announce the release of A Reason to Kill, by Geraldine Fitzsimmons – her third novel through IFWG Publishing. Geraldine holds a special place with our company as we are a speculative fiction and children’s book publisher, but in her case we have made an exception – she writes hard-boiled thrillers and suspense novels, more often than not in recent historical settings. They are gritty, authentic in backdrop, and not for the squeamish.

Another sign of our strong relationship with Geraldine is we didn’t balk from this long novel – 636 page worth of it! And while it might be hard to read it end to end in one sitting, we believe that lovers of the genre will do it in very few readings indeed.

full cover A Reason to Kill

“I’m gonna kill you!” is a common response, said as often in jest as in anger. Humans have a lot of reasons to dispose of one another so most of them could well mean it. Political games haven’t changed much since Mankind learned to walk upright. The same tools popular in Greek and Roman cultures are active today, including monetary schemes and sexual ploys used to enhance the power plays. Anything is acceptable, even murder (but don’t get caught) to advance one’s ambition.

Did a psychopath kill Andrea Nelson? In 1984 at the time of the murders a stage was set and the law might have accepted this if it wasn’t for the diaries she left behind. At first, Andrea’s scribbling appears worthless, even her mother claimed she was a habitual liar; so who bothered to send the books to a police captain’s home and for what reason?

Shelia Connors Beechen’s death has been judged an accident. Without a body can the truth be found out? Unbeknownst to them, Andrea Nelson and Shelia Connors have the same biological daddy—a nasty problem as Andrea is having an affair with Shelia’s brother.

We leave 1984 and the murders of the half-sisters; the story drops back to 1976 when Thomas Devlin first met Andrea Neilson. His future was looking grand, he was moving into a position in the powerful Connors’ political group. Already involved with the married Shelia, he finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when Andrea decides to pursue him. Although the women have been close friends since childhood, at this time neither is aware they share the same biological parent.

A Reason to Kill will soon be available through all good online bookstores worldwide, including in ebook format. You can purchase it now direct through our own store by clicking here.

News: Forthcoming new novel by Geraldine Fitzsimmons

IFWG Publishing will be publishing the third novel by Geraldine Fitzsimmons, A Reason to Kill, in about a week. Geraldine has a penchant for crime, thrillers, espionage, most often with an historical bent, and this thriller/suspense novel is no exception. The cover below, by Luke Spooner of Carrion House, carries the sense of the character cast and the hardboiled edge to this significant novel.

full cover A Reason to Kill

“I’m gonna kill you!” is a common response, said as often in jest as in anger. Humans have a lot of reasons to dispose of one another so most of them could well mean it. Political games haven’t changed much since Mankind learned to walk upright. The same tools popular in Greek and Roman cultures are active today, including monetary schemes and sexual ploys used to enhance the power plays. Anything is acceptable, even murder (but don’t get caught) to advance one’s ambition.

Did a psychopath kill Andrea Nelson? In 1984 at the time of the murders a stage was set and the law might have accepted this if it wasn’t for the diaries she left behind. At first, Andrea’s scribbling appears worthless, even her mother claimed she was a habitual liar; so who bothered to send the books to a police captain’s home and for what reason?

Shelia Connors Beechen’s death has been judged an accident. Without a body can the truth be found out? Unbeknownst to them, Andrea Nelson and Shelia Connors have the same biological daddy—a nasty problem as Andrea is having an affair with Shelia’s brother.

We leave 1984 and the murders of the half-sisters; the story drops back to 1976 when Thomas Devlin first met Andrea Neilson. His future was looking grand, he was moving into a position in the powerful Connors’ political group. Already involved with the married Shelia, he finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when Andrea decides to pursue him. Although the women have been close friends since childhood, at this time neither is aware they share the same biological parent.

Sneak Peak: Cover for David Bowles’ New Novel

In the wake of David Bowles receiving an Author Honor in the 2016 ALA Belpre award, for his young teen novel, The Smoking Mirror, we can now reveal the cover of its sequel, A Kingdom Beneath the Waves. Kudos to Charlene, David’s daughter, for designing a wonderful cover, consistent with Book 1, but also unique in many ways.

KBW front cover final

A Kingdom Beneath the Waves will be released in early April 2016.

 

News: The Smoking Mirror wins Author Honor in ALA Award

David BowlesThe Smoking Mirror, published by IFWG in 2015, has just received an Author Honor in the ALA Belpré Awards. There were only two honors, beside the winner, which is a great achievement for David, as well as a significant nod to the publisher.

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The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth. It was established in 1996 through the American Library Association.

We congratulate David Bowles for an inspiring achievement and thank him for teaming with our publishing company. We are also looking forward to publishing the next book in The Garza Twins series, The Kingdom Beneath the Waves, in April 2016.

If you want to know what all the fuss is about, visit our title page and consider purchasing the print or ebook version of The Smoking Mirror. Libraries and booksellers should visit our wholesale page if interested in purchasing multiple copies.