A historical murder mystery. . . a widow (framed?) put under house arrest. . . political scandal. . . a looming Civil War. . . sexual intrigue. . .
Does that sound like your cup of tea? If so, 31 Bond Street may be just what you're looking for (and it's on sale today!). Based on a real-life murder—and the frenzied media coverage that followed—Ellen Horan's debut novel seeks to answer the question: Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell?
The trailer features foreboding music and details of the case:
Also don't miss this behind-the-book essay for BookPage, in which Horan describes her chance encounter with the case—and how the "process of writing unraveled slowly, much like an archeological dig."
Will you read 31 Bond Street? Seen any good book trailers today?
Dawn of the Dreadfuls, the prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the best-selling mashup from Quirk Books, hit shelves today. Author Steve Hockensmith has written a hilarious behind-the-book essay for BookPage, in which he confesses to his life-long dream of writing a "prequel to a best-selling book about English girls who kill zombies with kung-fu." (Okay, maybe it wasn't a life-long dream.)
This is one of the more elaborately staged book trailers I've seen, complete with blood spewing zombies and fight scenes in the English countryside. What would Jane Austen think? What do you think?
And since zombies aren't for everyone, I also want to share the trailer for Peter Bognanni's punk-rock-fueled debut novel The House of Tomorrow, which went on sale a couple weeks ago. As the trailer shows, the book's about music... it's about a geodesic dome... it's about growing up... it's about Iowa... it's about sex! Check it out—and don't miss Sarah E. White's review of the novel.