Title: HOTEL ON PLACE VENDOME : LIFE DEATH AND BETRAYAL AT THE HOTEL RITZ IN PARIS
Author: MAZZEO TILAR J
Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
Publishing status: APRIL 2014 NEW RELEASE
Since the end of the 19th century, the Ritz Hotel in Paris has been an international symbol of luxury and glamour, home to film stars, celebrity writers, playboys and princes. When France fell to the Germans in June 1940, Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda maestro, famously declared that the capital would be gay and happy - or else! The Ritz was divided into two sections: one half becoming home to the highest-ranking German officers; the other half home to the rich and famous civilians who were in Paris during the Nazi occupation. There was Hermann Göring, Hitler's morphine-addicted second-in-command, who spent much of the war at the Ritz, pillaging art and desperately trying to avoid Hitler's brutal rages. Other guests included Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, wining, dining and being merry, oblivious to - and exempt from - the extreme cruelty and suffering the Nazis inflicted on countless others. Penned by the bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot, this is a remarkable and intimate snapshot of WW2.
Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
Author: NESBO JO
Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE
The author of the internationally best-selling Harry Hole series now gives us an electrifying stand-alone novel set amid Oslo's hierarchy of corruption, from which one very unusual young man is about to propel himself into a mission of brutal revenge.
Sonny Lofthus, in his early thirties, has been in prison for the last dozen years: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin—and the unexpected stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve. His addiction started when his father committed suicide rather than be exposed as a corrupt cop, and now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest—all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed, and all of them under the thumb of Oslo's crime overlord, the Twin. When Sonny learns some long-hidden truths about his father he makes a brilliant escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he's paid for. But he's also being hunted, by the Twin, the cops, and the only person who knows the ultimate truth that Sonny is seeking. The question is, what will he do when they've cornered him?