BOURBON STREET BOOKS, New HarperCollins Paperback Mystery Line, Announced

Today, HarperCollins officially announced the creation of BOURBON STREET BOOKS, a new paperback mystery line under the Harper Paperbacks imprint.

BBS will begin, on October 16th, with the reissue of Dorothy L. Sayers Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Busman’s Honeymoon, and Gaudy Night. Other titles in the Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane series will follow. October 23rd will bring THE HOLLOW MAN, a debut by British author Oliver Harris, and BLOOD LINE, the 7th book in the Anna Travis series by Lynda La Plante.

Winter will bring Nick Drake’s EGYPT: THE BOOK OF CHAOS, the reissue of four Mary Kay Andrews novels — HAPPY NEVER AFTER, HOMEMADE SIN, TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE, EVERY CROOKED NANNY ― all of which were originally written under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck, and will now be published under Mary Kay Andrews for the first time in March. Nicola Upson’s next entry in her Josephine Tey series, FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT, will be published in April.  The new book in Michael Stanley’s acclaimed Detective Kubu series, and a spy thriller called THE GENEVA OPTION by debut author Adam LeBor will publish under this new line in the summer 2013 season.

The name, Bourbon Street Books, was picked because it “created a feeling of mystery and of things happening under the surface.” It makes me think of food and drink, but I agree it is a nice sounding name.