Jun 28, 2012

Deadlines–A Twelfth Planet Press Imprint

tppheader4-copyThis is a bit of old news, especially for those that were present at Continuum 8 or who are wired in to the online Australian Spec Fic Community. 

But for those readers who have passing interest in Speculative Fiction and who might enjoy a good crime novel I give you - Deadlines a new crime imprint from Twelfth Planet Press.

The first cab off the rank will be:

A Trifle Dead by Livia Day

Tabitha Darling has always had a dab hand for pastry and a knack for getting into trouble. Which was fine when she was a tearaway teen, but not so useful now she’s trying to run a hipster urban cafe, invent the perfect trendy dessert, and stop feeding the many (oh so unfashionable) policemen in her life.

When a dead muso is found in the flat upstairs, Tabitha does her best (honestly) not to interfere with the investigation, despite the cute Scottish blogger who keeps angling for her help. Her superpower is gossip, not solving murder mysteries, and those are totally not the same thing, right?

But as that strange death turns into a string of random crimes across the city of Hobart, Tabitha can’t shake the unsettling feeling that maybe, for once, it really is ALL ABOUT HER.

And maybe she’s figured out the deadly truth a trifle late…

Livia Day is another Tasmanian writer (something in the water or is it the apples?) whose crime influences include Ms Emma Peel and Miss Marple.  She blogs here.

Maybe we might see a crime/speculative fiction mashup if TPP can get Tansy Rayner Roberts and Livia to work on a project together?

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