Thalia Press publishes crime and contemporary fiction. We reissue previously out-of-print titles for established authors and publish original titles approximately three times a year. Our books range from the funny to the serious, entertaining and inspirational in nature.
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What we believe:
Quality of writing always matters.
All good fiction begins with strong plotting and strong characterizations.
Crime fiction lets people safely explore the very best and the very worst of the human condition.
Humor is a great way to let readers tackle painful topics like life and death without being overwhelmed by emotion.
Not all books need to appeal to the masses.
A Thalia Press Original. New August, 2012.
Quirky and inventive, with witty dialogue and charming characters, All Your Pretty Dreams follows the story of Jonny Knobel, sometime accordion-player for his family polka band. Back in small town Minnesota for the summer Jonny must face his failures: his marriage, his career, and his lack of ambition, all the while negotiating his embarrassing family. A coming of age story with romance and humor, All Your Pretty Dreams brings the spirit of Jane Austen into the delightful chaos of family life of Anne Tyler. Available at all book retailers.
The theme is winter, and the Thalia Press Authors Co-op rises to the occasion, digging deep into their devious imaginations with short stories of cold, ice, mystery, and of course unexplained homicide. Eight established crime authors and eight chilling stories to send shivers down your spine. Enjoy this collection of intriguing, surprise-filled stories full of buried secrets, back-stabbing and revenge — all set against the wintry backdrop of the cruelest season.
Dead of Winter: chilling new tales of crime features stories by Gary Phillips, Kate Flora, Sarah Shaber, Brynn Bonner, JD Rhoades, Taffy Cannon, Rory Tate, and Chaz McGee. Some stories follow characters from novels by these authors, others explore new tales of greed, revenge, murder, and intrigue. Edited by Katy Munger and Lise McClendon, Dead of Winter is available as an e-book.
Kate Flora’s Bone China offers up a deceptively innocent account of a loyal wife. Feathersmith’s Excellent Plan by L.A.-based crime writer Gary Phillips brings readers into the world of Charlie Feathersmith, an electronic space salesman with an unexpectedly colorful past. In The Honey Trap, Rory Tate (a.k.a. Lise McClendon) gives us reporter Mimi Raynard in a prequel to her new thriller, Jump Cut, when a snowstorm hits Seattle at Christmas. Taffy Cannon writes about Aunt Betty, a beloved icon in a family beset by tragedy. Brynn Bonner, winner of the Robert L. Fish award from Mystery Writers of America, writes about a North Carolina investigative reporter in High Postage. Southern noir thriller writer J.D. Rhoades weighs in with I’ll Be Home For Christmas – a fascinating look at what happens when lowlifes locked in the fast lane collide with local law enforcement desperately hoping to take the high road for Christmas. In Library of Souls, Katy Munger (a.k.a. Chaz McGee) gives us another fascinating glimpse into the world of Kevin Fahey, a dead detective who is seeking redemption in a lonely afterworld centered around righting the mistakes he made while drinking his way through a botched career on the force.