New Audiobook Release: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan; Read by Ilyana Kadushin

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan; read by Ilyana KadushinAbout Truth Be ToldTruth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there’s more than one way to rob a bank.

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake’s colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they’ve finally solved the cold case.

Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?

See upcoming releases.

New Releases: 10/7/2014

Alice in the Country of Joker: Circus and Liars Game Vol. 6 by QuinRose; art by Mamenosuke FujimaruFingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor by Patrick TaylorHawk by Steven BrustThe Hero of Ages by Brandon SandersonThe Shotgun Arcana by R. S. BelcherSilverblind by Tina ConnollyStrike Witches: 1937 Fuso Sea Incident Vol. 2 by Humikane Shimada; art by NingenTruth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Starred Review: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan“In the third entry in this award-winning series, investigative reporter Ryan again takes on a social issue—the harm to individuals caused by bank foreclosures—and puts it at the center of a fast-moving procedural with a strong journalistic bent. In Ryan’s adroit hands, with her brisk prose, appealing protagonists, and well-limned characters, even foreclosures can be sexy.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Truth Be Told got a starred review in Booklist!

Here’s the full review, from the September 1 issue:

A prominent cold case is back in play. Women are being murdered in empty houses that have been foreclosed, and reporter Jane Ryland and Boston PD detective Jake Brogan are wondering if their relationship, “right at the edge of ethical,” in his view, can ever work. When a recent parolee confesses to a 20-year-old unsolved murder that bedevils Brogan as it haunted his late police-commissioner grandfather, Brogan’s colleagues accept the confession as valid, but Brogan is dubious. Working both old and new cases, Brogan continually runs into Ryland, who’s on assignment with Peter Hardesty, a widowed lawyer who’s attracted to Ryland and arousing Brogan’s jealousy. At the heart of it all are foreclosures, which are being manipulated by a cabal of bank employees for personal gain as well as by new customer-services bank officer Liz McDivitt, who’s playing Robin Hood. In the third entry in this award-winning series, investigative reporter Ryan again takes on a social issue—the harm to individuals caused by bank foreclosures—and puts it at the center of a fast-moving procedural with a strong journalistic bent. In Ryan’s adroit hands, with her brisk prose, appealing protagonists, and well-limned characters, even foreclosures can be sexy.

Truth Be Told will be published on October 7.

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in October

Mortal Gods by Kendare BlakeTruth Be Told by Hank Phillippi RyanThe League of Seven by Alan GratzThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in October! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you:

R. S. Belcher, The Shotgun Arcana

October 16
Copperfield’s Books
Santa Rosa, California
7:00 PM

October 18
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, California
8:00 PM

October 31
Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee
7:00 PM

Kendare Blake, Mortal Gods

October 13
Books of Wonder
New York, NY
6:00 PM

October 19
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
2:00 PM

October 21
Red Balloon Book Shop
St. Paul, MN
6:30 PM

October 22
Schuler Books and Music
Lansing, MI
7:00 PM

October 25
Linden Tree Books
Palo Alto, CA
4:00 PM

October 26
Powell’s Cedar Hill
Beaverton, OR
4:00 PM

October 28
Third Place Books
Lake Forest, IL
7:00 PM

W. Bruce Cameron, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

October 28
Rainy Day Books
Fairway, KS
6:30 PM

October 29
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

October 30
Highland Park Public Library
Highland Park, IL
7:00 PM

Tina Connolly, Silverblind

October 7
Powell’s Cedar Hill
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Matt Cook, Sabotage

October 5
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM

October 7
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

October 11
Clive Cussler Convention
Scottsdale, AZ

October 14
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

October 31
Noircon, “Three Minutes of Terror”
Society Hill Playhouse
Philadelphia, PA

A.M. Dellamonica, Child of a Hidden Sea

October 28
University Bookstore
Bellevue, WA
6:00 PM

Steven Gould, Exo

October 19
Barnes & Noble
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Alan Gratz, The League of Seven

October 1
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN
6:30 PM

October 3
Square Books
Oxford, MS
4:00 PM

October 8
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC
5:00 PM

October 11
Books by the Banks Festival
Cincinnati, OH

October 13
Blue Marble Books
Fort Thomas, KY
4:00 PM

October 14
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
Winnetka, IL
4:30 PM

October 16
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

Dan Krokos, The Black Stars

October 11
Books of Wonder
Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
New York, NY
1:00 PM

David Lubar, The Bully Bug

October 11
Books of Wonder
Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
New York, NY
1:00 PM

Jon McGoran, Deadout

October 2-5
Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City, IA

October 11
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 29
Noir at the Bar
Misconduct Tavern
Philadelphia, PA
(Time TBD)

Hank Phillippi Ryan, Truth Be Told

October 7
Brookline Booksmith Launch Party
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

October 8
Gibson’s Bookstore
Concord, NH
7:00 PM

October 9
Aunt Agatha’s
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 PM

October 10
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM

October 11
Copperfield’s
San Rafael, CA
6:00 PM

October 12
Investigating Mystery
Oakland Public Library
Oakland, CA
2:00 PM

October 15
Murder on the Beach
Delray Beach, FL
7:00 PM

October 16
Atlanta Eagle Eye Bookstore
Decatur, GA
7:00 PM

October 20
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL
4:00 PM

October 23
Posioned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

October 24
Vroman’s
Pasadena, CA
7:00 PM

October 25
Book Carnival
Orange, CA
3:00 PM

October 26
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM

October 27
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

October 28
Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts
Indianapolis, IN
7:00 PM

October 29
Rockport Public Library
Hosted by Toad Hall Books
Rockport, MA
7:00 PM

October 30
Writing Across Gender Panel
Boston Women’s National Book Association, Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In

October 7
The Bell House
Shipwreck, NY
8:00 PM

October 10
Barnes & Noble Union Square
NYCC: SciFi vs Fantasy
Amber Benson, Peter V. Brett, Pierce Brown, Richard Kadrey, Caitlin Kittredge, and C.L. Wilson will participate with John Scalzi moderating.
8:00 PM

October 11
Books by the Banks Festival
Cincinnati, OH

October 21
Seminary Coop Bookstore
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM

Ben Tripp, The Accidental Highwayman

October 12
Books of Wonder
New York, NY
1:00 PM

Starred Review: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan“The third entry in the ‘Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan’ series packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance. Mystery enthusiasts will want to drop everything and binge-read until the mind-boggling conclusion.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Truth Be Told got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the September 1 issue:

Boston’s Register news reporter Jane Ryland is covering a human interest foreclosure story when she stumbles onto several murders committed in recently foreclosed homes. Investigating further, Jane becomes entangled in one dangerous situation after another. In the meantime, the reporter’s clandestine love interest, Boston police detective Jake Brogan, is actively pursuing answers to a 20-year-old unsolved murder. The cold case turns personal as Jake consults case files written by his deceased grandfather, a former police commissioner, to determine if the individual confessing to the crime is truly the killer. As Jane and Jake each gets closer to the truth, they find their lives and their romantic connection precariously hanging in the balance. Danger and intrigue surround them both as they desperately seek closure. VERDICT The third entry in the “Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan” series (The Other Woman; The Wrong Girl) packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance. Mystery enthusiasts will want to drop everything and binge-read until the mind-boggling conclusion.

Truth Be Told will be published on October 7.

The Other Woman eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi RyanHank Phillippi Ryan‘s Truth Be Told, the latest in the Jane Ryland series, is due out on September 7. This month we are making it easy to get started with the series by releasing the first ebook, The Other Woman, for only $2.99.*

About The Other Woman: Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election.

Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting the young women of Boston.

As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.

Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in the explosive Jane Ryland series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

*sale ends October 3

Goodreads Sweepstakes: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

About Truth Be Told: Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there’s more than one way to rob a bank.

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake’s colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they’ve finally solved the cold case.

Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?

Enter for a chance to win here!

(Ends September 10)

Also, don’t forget to check out our other sweepstakes!

Tor Books at ALA Las Vegas

Tor Books at ALA Las Vegas

Come visit us at ALA Las Vegas this weekend from June 27-30!

Check out our schedule of events:

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Booth info: http://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

 

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: http://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

“Isn’t It Romantic?” Author Panel with Deborah Coonts              
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N263
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14425

Alan Gratz signing The League of Seven in booth #532
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/22337

AAP Children’s Author Speed Dating with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N112
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15486

Rachel Howzell Hall signing Land of Shadows in booth #532
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/22341

PopTop Stage: “Women in Mystery” with Rachel Howzell Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15457

“Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future” Author Panel
Sponsored by Tor and LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room S233 (South Hall Connector)
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14574

 

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: http://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

RUSA’s Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N258
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14249
Hashtag: #literarytastes

YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Hotel | Ballroom C
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15550

V.E. Schwab signing Vicious in booth #532
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/22338

“The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens”
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater, next to Booth #2245
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/16651

Deborah Coonts signing Lucky Bastard at booth #532
1:00p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/22342

P.J. Hoover signing Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life at booth #532
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/22339

 

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Booth info: http://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

PopTop Stage: “Seedy Criminal Underbellies” with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Deborah Coonts
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: http://ala14.ala.org/node/15447

Viva Las Vegas!

Starred Review: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Investigative television reporter Ryan fulfills the promise of her first Jane Ryland mystery The Other Woman (2012), as she blends a social issue — the cost to young children of an overworked and underfunded foster care system — into a crisp, fast-moving police procedural featuring reverberating illegalities, increasing danger and suspense, and crackling sexual tension between Ryland and Brogan. Another winner from Ryan.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Wrong Girl got a starred review in Booklist!*

Here’s the full review, from the August issue:

 Reporter Jane Ryland is on the trail of something big enough to ensure her continued employment on the downsizing Boston Republic when an anonymous threatening phone call makes her editor pull her off the story. Sidelined, she takes time to help former colleague Tuck Cameron, an adoptee just paired with her birth mother, who’s distressed that the private Brannigan adoption agency that placed her made a mistake and that she’s “the wrong girl.” Jane still continues to ferret out angles of the story of an unidentified woman killed in a house with two young toddlers present and evidence of a missing baby, a case being worked by her not-quite-lover Detective Jake Brogan. As Jake tries to avoid Jane on the job, he also has to deal with a case involving two top Brannigan administrators found dead days apart under questionable conditions. Investigative television reporter Ryan fulfills the promise of her first Jane Ryland mystery, The Other Woman (2012), as she blends a social issue — the cost to young children of an overworked and underfunded foster care system — into a crisp, fast-moving police procedural featuring reverberating illegalities, increasing danger and suspense, and crackling sexual tension between Ryland and Brogan. Another winner from Ryan. — Michele Leber

The Wrong Girl published on Tuesday, September 10th.

*Booklist is a subscription-only publication.