Archives par étiquette : David Baldacci

ONE GOOD DEED de David Baldacci

In this fast-paced historical thriller, the #1 New York Times bestselling author introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder – or risk returning to prison.

by David Baldacci
Grand Central Publishing, July 2019

It’s 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do’s and a much longer list of don’ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don’t go to bars, certainly don’t drink alcohol, do get a job and don’t ever associate with loose women. The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer’s years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment — and a stiff drink — leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won’t be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank’s clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer’s stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him. When a murder takes place right under Archer’s nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn’t use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He’s still a resident of his native Virginia.

Le prochain roman de David Baldacci publié en avril aux USA

THE LAST MILE est le deuxième volet de la nouvelle série de David Baldacci, où l’on retrouve l’agent FBI Amos Decker de MEMORY MAN, publié il y a un an par Grand Central Publishing.

Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller…

(Amos Decker series #2)
by David Baldacci
Grand Central Publishing, April 2016

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution—for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier—when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime.
Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars’ case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy.  Both men’s families were brutally murdered.  And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime.  A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.
The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars—guilty or not—a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why now?
But when a member of Decker’s team disappears, it becomes clear that something much larger—and more sinister—than just one convicted criminal’s life hangs in the balance.  Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower to stop an innocent man from being executed.

David Baldacci made a big splash on the literary scene with the publication of his first novel, ABSOLUTE POWER, in 1996. A major motion picture adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 27 novels, all of which have been national and international bestsellers; several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published four novels for children. He has received numerous accolades for his writing; most recently, he was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame and received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award.

Nos titres dans les dernières listes du New York Times

Voici un aperçu des derniers classements du New York Times.

Dans la liste Hardcover Fiction, on retrouve le nouveau roman d’Emily Giffin, THE ONE AND THE ONLY, à la troisième place, alors que THE TARGET de David Baldacci, NATCHEZ BURNING de Greg Iles et THE LINCOLN MYTH de Steve Berry (qui sera publié au Cherche-Midi) se placent respectivement à la septième, neuvième et dixième place. En douzième position, SUSPICION de Joseph Finder fait son entrée.

Encore quatre titres dans le top ten des Hardcover Nonfiction avec, notamment, les réflexions sur la crise économique de STRESS TEST de Timothy F. Geithner et TIBETAN PEACH PIE, l’autobiographie de Tom Robbins qui sera publiée aux Éditions Gallmeister.

Parmi les poches, nos titres occupent les trois premières places du podium :  GONE GIRL de Gillian Flynn sur la plus haute marche, suivi par ORPHAN TRAIN de Christina Baker Kline (Ed. Belfond) et THE LONGEST RIDE de Nicholas Sparks (Ed. Michel Lafon).

Et dans les catégories Jeunesse (SériesMiddle Grade et Young Adult), nous retrouvons une douzaine de nos titres parmi les premiers, dont THE FAULT IN OUR STARS de John Green (Ed. Nathan), THE MAZE RUNNER de James Dashner (Ed. Pocket Jeunesse) et THE FINISHER de David Baldacci.

Vous pouvez télécharger l’intégralité de ces classements en cliquant ici  (une mention indique si les droits de traduction des ouvrages que nous représentons sont encore disponibles.)

The New York Times Bestseller Lists : que de bonnes surprises!

Le New York Times vient de dévoiler ses dernières listes de bestsellers et… une quarantaine des titres que nous représentons y figurent !

Dans la liste Hardcover Fiction, THE COLLECTOR de Nora Roberts, qui sera publié en France par Michel Lafon, fait son entrée et monte sur la plus haute marche du podium, alors que MISSING YOU de Harlan Coben et GONE GIRL de Gillian Flynn se trouvent respectivement à la huitième et à la neuvième place du classement.

Une autre première place dans la liste Hardcover Nonfiction avec, pour la troisième semaine consécutive, FLASH BOYS de Michael Lewis. Dans le top ten de cette catégorie, nous retrouvons également THE CONFIDENCE CODE de Katty Kay et Claire Shipman, un remarquable livre-interview sur les femmes au pouvoir publié par Harper Business le 15 avril 2014.

Parmi les poches, c’est ORPHAN TRAIN de Christina Baker Kline qui rafle la mise, suivi par SHADOW SPELL de Nora Roberts (2e place). Et dans les catégories dédiées à la Jeunesse (SériesMiddle Grade et Young Adult), nous retrouvons une douzaine de titres parmi les premiers, dont THE MAZE RUNNER de James Dashner, THE FINISHER de David Baldacci, et THE FAULT IN OUR STARS de John Green.

Vous pouvez télécharger l’intégralité de ces classements en cliquant ici : nos représentations sont surlignées et une mention indique si les droits de traduction sont encore disponibles ou pas.