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Alibi announces debut titles.

Alibi Books, Random House’s new crime fiction digital imprint has announced it’s first batch of scheduled releases. These titles are slated for release in late 2013 and throughout 2014.

THE LAST CLINIC by Gary Gusick, the first novel in the Darla Cavanaugh mystery series. A fiery Jackson, Mississippi preacher is unceremoniously gunned down and transplanted Northerner Darla Cavanaugh goes Deep South on the trail of suspects.

THE GARDEN PLOT by debut author Marty Wingate tells the charming and intriguing tale of London transplant Pru Parke, born and raised in Texas but an English gardener at heart. A garden makeover in Chelsea takes a deadly turn when Pru finds a bludgeoned corpse in a potting shed where, two days earlier, she had uncovered an ancient Roman mosaic. Treachery and a little romance soon follow. Colleen Mohyde at the Doe Coover Agency sold World Rights for three books in the author’s cozy POTTING SHED series.
 
Set in the near-future is THE FINAL AGE by THE THIRD PANDEMIC author Pierre Ouellette. Rent-a-cop Lane Anslow’s action-packed search for his missing brother, a brilliant scientist, leads him to the merciless quest of Thomas Zed, a powerful businessman determined to live forever. World English rights were acquired by Alibi in a deal with Richard Pine at Inkwell.
 
Previously self-published by Marc Krulewitch, the mystery MAXWELL STREET BLUES takes readers to Chicago’s mean streets and the fascinating world of PI Jules Landau. When Jules’ ex-con father hires him to find out who killed his “uncle” Snooky, Landau encounters femme fatales, corrupt cops, dirty politicians, and more than a few heart-pounding plot twists. Alibi acquired World rights to three books in the series from the author.
 
In THE TRAVEL WRITER, author Jeff Soloway debuts an entertaining new series featuring amateur detective Jacob Smalls, who uses his unique talents as a travel writer to solve mysteries while treating readers to dazzling portraits of exotic settings and cultures. In THE TRAVEL WRITER, Jacob succumbs to a plea from the gorgeous object of his affections to search for an American woman gone missing at a posh resort in picturesque South America. The author sold World Rights for three books in the globetrotting mystery series.
 
A PENNY FOR THE HANGMAN by VALENTINE author Tom Savage is the action-packed story of eager young New York journalist Karen Tyler, lured to a remote Caribbean island for an exclusive interview with a legendary murderer. Now Karen has a shocking, career-making story–if she can live to tell it. World English rights were acquired by Alibi in a deal with Robin Rue at Writers House.