NTN: Great reads from Fahrenheit Press

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NTN_2015_100fahrenheitpresslogoPublishing sucks. Not the usual statement from a fledgling publisher, is it? But then Fahrenheit Press – set up this year – could certainly be described as a little out of the ordinary.

Proud to be labelled ‘hot punk publishers’, Fahrenheit Press is the new name in the publishing game, founded by international publishing veteran Chris McVeigh. “We’re intent on doing things differently and we’re building a publishing company that’s heavy on curation and deadly serious about marketing,” he says.

New release The Lobster Boy and the Fat Lady’s Daughter is a case in point. In what is billed as the first-ever ‘transmedia’ release, McVeigh asked the band Blind Pilgrim to write a song for Fahrenheit Press. The result was Burn Again, which Chris describes as a ‘sleazy off-kilter bluesy number’, and fits the publishing company to a T.  When Lobster Boy author Charles Kriel heard the song it inspired him so much that he went back and rewrote one of the chapters to include the lyrics.

Fahrenheit is welcome on our site as a sponsor of New Talent November and you can read about its opening roster below…

aslowdeath150A Slow Death by James Craig
This book has already garnered a hatful of great reviews – including one on this very site. Craig is best known for his London-based John Carlyle series, but in a major departure he is writing about Berlin, just after the fall of the wall. His central character is Kriminalinspektor Max Drescher, a many-layered man whose complex back story is revealed gradually as he investigates a veritable murder-fest in Germany’s capital. the first in a new series by an author who has already amassed a loyal band of readers.
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lobsterboy150The Lobster Boy and the Fat Lady’s Daughter by Charles Kriel
Possibly one of the quirkiest book titles of the year, and another novel which has been reviewed by Crime Fiction Lover. Billed as ‘an Americana Murder Mystery’, it is packed full of quirky characters and offbeat situations. The Lobster Boy if the title is Charlie Koontz, who has deformed hands and feet and runs a travelling circus. It’s when the show gets into a bit of bother in America’s Deep South that Charlie calls upon the aid of Mel Barry – the fat lady’s daughter who is also a military policeman. And AWAL – see what I mean about quirky and offbeat? This is a book made for a renegade publishing house like Fahrenheit Press!
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deathofadiva150Death of a Diva by Derek Farrell
The glitter ball cover has more than a hint of Strictly about it and the reader is led a merry dance in this tale of poor old Danny Bird, whose run of bad luck – he’s lost his job, his boyfriend and his home – looks like coming to an end when he takes over a grim London pub and decides to turn it into a glittering nightspot. But this is crime fiction dah-ling, and things are about to get a whole lot worse for our hero when his leading lady is found murdered in her dressing room…
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westofthecity150West of the City by Grant Sutherland
Veteran author Sutherland has more than a dozen books under his belt and is described by Fahrenheit as ‘our Jeffrey Archer’. There’s certainly an Archer-esque sound to the book’s blurb: “Things could scarcely get worse for Raef Carlton – his marriage is on the rocks and the family-owned merchant bank is threatened by a hostile takeover, But then Daniel Stewart, Raef’s closest friend and Carlton’s treasurer is found shot dead at point-blank range and Raef’s life really plunges into free fall.” West of the City will be followed by East of the City in the new year.
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disorder150Disorder by Paddy Magrane
This book was originally self-published by the author and attracted more than 50 five-star reviews on Amazon. The marketing might of Fahrenheit aims to reach a much wider audience. It’s the first in a series about psychotherapist Sam Keddie. Sam feels guilty when one of his clients, Cabinet Minister Charles Scott, commits suicide. But then a shadowy Government official visits, demanding details of his sessions with Scott. Bound by client confidentiality, Keddie refuses to help. Guilt is soon the least of his problems. We reviewed the self-published edition here.
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Find out more about exciting new releases on Fahrenheit’s website here.

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