Rebel, bad-boned Brad Pitt … yes please. In the gritty, tough-talking pages of George V. Higgins’s national bestseller, Cogan’s Trade, a mob-protected card game has been heisted and Jackie Cogan (played by Brad Pitt) is called in to handle the thieves. The major motion picture called Killing Them Softly opens November 30, 2012. The movie […]

The trailer has been released for the much anticipated Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s epic novel. A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent’s generation. The film stars Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami and Rajat Kapoor.  The […]

Today for Lunch Lit we have a Penelope excerpt from Rebecca Harrington. Prep meets The Marriage Plot in this uproarious debut novel, a send-up of campus life starring one singularly unprepared, socially maladroit, charmingly clueless freshman named Penelope.      When Penelope O’Shaughnessy arrives on the Harvard campus she is amazed: she has never seen such a […]

Drop-in Alert on the high seas! Gideon Defoe’s fifth Pirates! adventure, The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics, will be released 8/21. This next round of pirate fun is coming hard on the heels of the immensely popular Pirates! Band of Misfits movie – the dashing Pirate Captain and his intrepid crew encounter perhaps […]

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO BREAKING NEWS: Random House is switching back to the original cover art for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Call it a return to the classic Dragon Tattoo.  This is the only available premium edition of DRAGON TATTOO. Same book, same ISBN, new cover. Books with the new cover […]

Good news! The second installment of Knopf author April Smith’s Ana Grey series, GOOD MORNING, KILLER, will be made into a two-hour television special for the “TNT Mystery Movie” series airing November-January 2012. The movie will star Catherine Bell of “Jag” and “Army Wives” fame: Credit: Has anyone out there read the Ana Grey […]