New Mystery – Kwei Quartey, bestselling author of the Inspector Darko Dawson series, returns with THE MISSING AMERICAN a new standalone novel pitched as “The Ladies Detective Agency” but with a darker edge, introducing ex-cop Mabel Safo who joins a private investigation agency thinking she’ll have a much easier time than the traumatic police service, but what seems at first to be an ordinary missing person case develops into a dangerous and tangled web of crime at the highest levels sold by agent Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff and Associates to editor Amara Hoshijo at Soho Press (world English)
Fiction General-Other – Author of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA, Melodie Winawer’s THE ANTICIPATION, a thrilling past and present story about a widowed scientist who travels to visit the ruins of an ancient Greek city, Mystras, with her son, where they meet a protector of the city who holds the key to their future and to a deadly disease that worsens with each generation, to Tara Parsons at Touchstone, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (WE).
Fiction – General/Other – NYT bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry’s SURVIVING SAVANNAH, with both historical and contemporary story lines and based on an 1800’s true story of a calamity at sea, in which a museum curator struggling to make sense of her life after the loss of her child, uncovers a hidden family connection to the historic tragedy that forces her rethink the role of fate, and the very meaning of her life, to Danielle Perez at Berkley, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (world).
Fiction Debut – Mamta Chaudhry’s HAUNTING PARIS, pitched as a cross between All the Light We Cannot See and the film Wings of Desire, is set in Paris following end of WW II, telling the story of a gifted pianist who rises above her grief over the death of her husband when she finds a hidden notebook he left behind that sets her in search of a girl who vanished during the German occupation, unaware that her beloved husband is now a ghostly flaneur who haunts the Ile Saint-Louis, tracking her progress, to Nan Talese at Nan A. Talese, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Fiction/Other – Author of The Two-Family House, Lynda Cohen Loigman’s second novel, THE WARTIME SISTERS, a story of family secrets exposed when two estranged Brooklyn-born sisters – one, the dependable wife of an ordnance officer and the other, an impetuous beauty turned young war-widow – are reunited at the historic Springfield Armory, where both work as “soldiers of production” in the early years of World War II, pitched for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions and Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach, to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin’s, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Fiction/Other – Thomas Christopher Greene’s I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, pitched as reminiscent of Hitchcock’s films and in the vein of A. J. Finn’s thriller The Woman in the Window, the story of a prominent artist and inspirational speaker from a troubled background, his loyal wife, with secrets of her own, their teenage son, and how their lives are upended when mysterious notes start appearing on their door, to George Witte at St. Martin’s, in a good deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).
Fiction Debut – Richard Farrell’s THE FALLING WOMAN, pitched as for readers of Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall as well as for readers of fiction portraying complex female characters, the story of how the lives of a man and a woman intersect when a commercial airline explodes over Kansas and a single passenger, previously diagnosed with a fatal illness, is found alive in the wreckage, and an agent for the NTSB must determine the truth of her story, to Chuck Adams at Algonquin, in a pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (NA).
Fiction Thriller – John McMahon’s THE QUIET EARTH, about a troubled detective in fictional Mason Falls, Georgia, who has made a mistake that could cost him his badge just as he comes across the most difficult and important case of his career—one that reaches back in history to reveal a vast and terrifying conspiracy, to Mark Tavani at Putnam, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World). (Name changed to THE GOOD DETECTIVE)
Non-fiction – History/Politics/Current Affairs, Journalist Tom Roston’s history of Windows on the World, the famous restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center, tracing 25 years in the lives of the restaurant, its legendary creator Joe Baum, and New York City, to Jamison Stoltz at Abrams Press, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World).
Non-fiction – Popular Science -John Jay College Professor of Molecular Biology Nathan Lents’s FLAWED: Pointless Bones, Runaway Nerves, and Other Human Defects, pitched as the Freakonmics of evolution, offering a tour of imperfections that have evolved with the human body, including why we get so many head colds, why we need vitamin supplements, why so many of us have fertility issues as well as eye and knee problems, answered in a survey of the hidden history of our bodies, to Bruce Nichols at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a good deal, pre-empt, by Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates (World English).