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The Fixer, the new standalone thriller from bestselling author Joseph Finder, hit bookstores on Tuesday (6/9) and was welcomed with rave reviews. The New York Times Book Review praises its “tartly informed themes” and says, “If you’re in the mood for tense, witty angst about closed-down career opportunities and dirty money cleansed by family redemption, ‘The Fixer’ is the way to go.” Booklist gave The Fixer a starred review, raving: “Finder can make reading about someone walking across a room excruciatingly suspenseful… A remarkable exciting read.” Other coverage includes interviews in The Houston Chronicle, Boston Magazine, and Huffington Post; a radio satellite tour; and reviews in the Associated Press, Sacramento BeeProvidence Journal, and Ft. Worth Star Telegram, among others outlets.  Finder kicked off an eight-city tour in front of a great crowd in his hometown of Boston.
Saturday afternoon at BookCon, Nick Offerman, John Hodgman, and surprise guest Paul Rudd, took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd to sing the praises (literally) of Offerman’s new Dutton book, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers. Bookcon_Offerman1Sitting on a wooden stump in front of more than 2,000 fans, Offerman opened the event with a song written for his wife, Megan Mullally, and, as Nerdist.com declared, “the only way to start a BookCon panel from now until forever will be taking the stage with a guitar and singing songs that are both charming and dirty about your wife.” On stage, Offerman discussed his mustache-free face, celebrated his bromances with Rudd and Hodgman, and shared anecdotes about interviewing the Great Americans that inspire him, including Yoko Ono, Conan, and George Saunders. At the Interactive stage in the Penguin Random House booth, fans had lots of fun and proved they too had gumption by posing for photos with a giant Nick Offerman standee modeled after the book jacket. Dutton Publicity Director Amanda Walker is pictured posing.
Critically acclaimed Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy’s third novel, Let Me Die In His Footsteps, met with an incredible reception in the weeks leading up to its June 2 publication by Dutton. Early on, the book was named aPublishers Marketplace “Summer Buzz Book” followed by two starred trade reviews fromBooklist and Publisher’s Weekly. In the week leading up to publication, the Los Angeles Times noted that “Lori Roy’s skills impress” in this Southern Gothic suspense set in Kentucky and her writing has drawn comparisons to Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. The Huffington Post called it “a richly detailed, highly suspenseful Gothic novel.” Reviews for Let Me Die In His Footsteps have also run in: Good Housekeeping, Coastal Living, Tampa Bay Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, anddozens of blogs. Still to come are reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others.  During last week’s BEA, Roy signed at the Mystery Writers of America booth and was a panelist at the Library Journal’s “Day of Dialog.”
Nick Offerman, the New York Times bestselling author of the runaway hit Paddle Your Own Canoe and star of the popular TV series, Parks and Recreation, returns with Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, which goes on sale from Dutton on Tuesday, May 26. This past week he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in which he touted his “mix tape of Americans.” You can watch the clip here. Other upcoming publicity includes The Today Show, Weekend All Things Considered, Conan,The Late Late Show with James Corden, People.com, GQ.com, and TIME.  Offerman will also go on a 10-city book tour, with events in NYC at B&N and BookCon, as well as in Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Austin, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Madison.
Shanna Mahin’s debut novel, Oh! You Pretty Things, was published by Dutton earlier this week to buzz worthy of a Hollywood premiere.The witty and original novel about celebrity and its pitfalls, has been praised by literary luminaries like Garth Stein and Andrew Solomon and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, All You, Variety, Bustle, San Diego Union-Tribune, Business Insider, and Bookpage, called it “intelligent and approachable story will grip you from beginning to end.” Mahin will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend and will speak on a panel about “Famous by Association.”  She will also attend the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest in June.  
Last week, Dutton published Claire Kells’ much buzzed-about debut novel, Girl Underwater. Kell’s celebrated the launch of her book with a party, hosted by actress Casey Wilson, star of NBC’s Marry Me and the blockbuster movie, Gone Girl. Also in attendance was Wilson’s Happy Endings co-star Adam Pally, and Kulap Vilaysack from Who Charted Podcast.  

Casey Wilson and Adam PallyGirl Underwater is a gripping romance/adventure story, all told through the eyes of a memorable heroine after surviving a major airline disaster. The novel has received great reviews across the board, including a starred Library Journal review and praise from author Jodi Picoult, who calls it “a compelling coming-of-age love story” and encourages readers to “dive in!”

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Harlan Coben’s The Stranger debuts at #1 on the USA Today Bestseller list and #1 on the New York Times eBook Bestseller list this week following a spectacular publicity launch. Coben appeared on NBC-TV’s The Today Show, Good Day New York, and Books & Burgers with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. The Stranger is being hailed as his most shocking novel yet, and the book received coverage in The Associated Press, USA Today, New York Daily NewsBoston Globe, and The Houston Chronicle. To top it off, Coben discovered he has some new celebrity fans when the popular band Imagine Dragons tweeted they were reading a Harlan Coben novel on their flight to New York for The Howard Stern Show.   
On Tuesday, Dutton published The Valley by John Renehan, the highly-praised debut that has caught the support of booksellers around the country and National Book Award winner Phil Klay, who called it “both a gripping, tightly-wound mystery as well as a sharply observed look at the complex internal politics of the U.S. Army.” The Valley launched to a great publicity line-up, including interviews with the Huffington Post (read it here) and Newsmax’s The Steve Malzberg Show, an excerpt on the Storyville app, a 20-city radio tour, and reviews in Military Times, Foreign Policy, The Providence Journal, andLos Angeles Review of Books. Renehan also participated in the “Indies Introduce” panel at Wi10, and upcoming events include a reading at KGB Bar’s “Behind the Book” series and a panel with Phil Klay at the Oxford Conference for the Book.  
The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu  sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Full of irresistible characters and intriguing locales, Meet Me in Atlantis, which goes on sale from Dutton on March 10, is also a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.  Adams launches his book tour at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn next Tuesday at 7:00 pm before visiting Portland, Seattle, the Bay Area, the Tucson Book Festival, and Chicago. In addition to a 27-city radio satellite tour, Adams will also appear on NPR’s The Takeaway, NPR’s On Point, and the late-night radio show Coast to Coast. Adams has written a travel feature for the New York Times that will run on March 22. Other coverage includes Slate, Boing Boing, Outside, Men’s Journal, the New York Post and an interview with National Geographic’s online book page.
This week Dutton published Lost & Found by Brooke Davis, a book that swept Australia just last summer, immediately landing on bestseller lists and in the hearts of indie bookstores Down Under. After selling into over 25 countries, Lost & Found had a simultaneous release in the US, Canada and the UK, with much early buzz in all three. This irresistible debut novel is about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Lost & Found was featured in All You, Woman’s Day, Kirkus Reviews, and Writer’s Digest, with reviews still to come from The Associated Press and the Miami Herald.   Additionally, Dutton has partnered with two local Australian coffee shops, Bluestone Lane and Café Grumpy, in conjunction with Lost & Found. Starting on Australian Day, January 26, anyone who visits one of Bluestone Lane’s three locations will receive a free “flat white” coffee for showing their copy of the book!  Anyone visiting Café Grumpy will receive $2 off any coffee purchase for having the book, as well. If that doesn’t call for a g’day, mate, then nothing can. Start Reading an excerpt from Lost & Found!