Booklover Mailbox – Fatal Crossing and Mister Monkey

Fatal Crossing Lone Thiels and Mister Monkey Francine Prose

Two very different titles – a crime thriller in translation and an audiobook which sounds like lots of fun.

Fatal Crossing by Lone Theils

A Danish crime debut which has already sold more than 10,000 copies and featured prominently in the Danish bestseller charts.

When a picture of two Danish girls who disappeared on a boat bound for England in 1985 surfaces in an old suitcase, journalist Nora Sand’s professional curiosity is immediately awakened.

Before she knows it, she is mixed up in the case of a serial killer serving a life sentence in a notorious prison. The quest to discover the truth about the missing girls may be more dangerous that she had ever imagined…

Upcoming May release, review copy from Echo Publishing (Bonnier).

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Mister Monkey, A Novel by Francine Prose

This acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical.

Mister Monkey – a screwball children’s musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee – is the kind of family favorite that survives far past its prime. Margot, who plays the chimp’s lawyer, knows the production is dreadful and bemoans the failure of her acting career. She’s settled into the drudgery of playing a humiliating part – until the day she receives a mysterious letter from an anonymous admirer and later, in the middle of a performance, has a shocking encounter with Adam, the 12-year-old who plays the title role.

Francine Prose’s effervescent comedy is told from the viewpoints of wildly unreliable, seemingly disparate characters whose lives become deeply connected as the madcap narrative unfolds.

October 2016 release. Audiobook download – narrated by Kirby Heyborne and Nan McNamara (listen to sample).

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