Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
The Hemingway Valise
18 Dec 2018 * EBOOK * £1.99 * 9781788548076

Journalist-turned-spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has already lived many lives by the time he returns to Paris in 1922. A Death Sentence story: original shorts about deadly books from the world's best crime writers.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 60 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
The Book of Virtue
The Final Testament
Rides A Stranger
What's In A Name
It's In The Book
Remaindered
Mystery, Inc
The Compendium of Srem
The Gospel of Sheba
The Sequel
From the Queen
The Book of Ghosts
The Book of the Lion
The Little Men
The Nature of My Inheritance
Citadel
Every Seven Years
Condor in the Stacks
The Travelling Companion
The Haze
The Pretty Little Box
Seven Years
The Scroll
Reconciliation Day
Dead Dames Don't Sing
Hoodoo Harry
The Last Honest Horse Thief
The Caxton Lending Library & Book Depository
Bibliotheca Classica
Pronghorns of the Third Reich
Death Leaves A Bookmark
An Acceptable Sacrifice
Book Club
The Book Thing
The Long Sonata of the Dead
Also in Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For series
The Hemingway ValiseDeath Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, 35Robert Olen Butler

Having embedded in Mexico, London, and Berlin in the years leading up to the first World War, journalist-turned-spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has already lived many lives by the time he returns to Paris in 1922.

He's travelled there to work on his novel, so it's no surprise that he soon finds himself mixed up in the expatriate literary scene that famously convened at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in post-war Paris, a crew that featured such authors as Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and, of course, Ernest Hemingway, with whom Cobb quickly becomes friends.

Like Cobb, Hemingway is working on a novel, hoping to use his experiences in international conflicts to advance his career as a writer. Unlike Cobb, however, Hemingway's manuscript has just been stolen by foreign agents who suspect that it contains sensitive information. Never one to shy away from danger, Cobb volunteers to retrieve it – but he'll need all of his spycraft skills to infiltrate the compound where it's cached.

 
Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and received the 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for American Literature. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

Original short fiction from one of the world's best crime writers.

Part of the DEATH SENTENCES library.


PRAISE FOR ROBERT OLEN BUTLER:
'Butler impresses with his exceptional attention to historical detail' Publishers Weekly.
'I'll never stop believing it: Butler is the best living American writer, period'
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

FOR MORE INFORMATION
✆ +44 (0) 20 7253 5557
✉ digitalsales@headofzeus.com

headofzeus.com | @HoZ_Books