F+W entered the fiction market in May, 2011 with the acquisition of Tyrus Books and launch of its newest community F+W Crime in partnership with Benjamin LeRoy, founder of Bleak House.
Under the Tyrus Books publishes crime and dark literary fiction, offering books from exciting new voices and established, well-loved authors. Centering on deeply provocative and universal human experiences, Tyrus Books is a leader in its genre and the centerpiece of the F+W Crime community.
F+W Crime is committed to developing the past, present, and future of crime fiction in all of its forms. With widely-praised content at its core, F+W Crime offers readers a true community experience that crosses all spectrums of media, and boldly shares in the evolution of how a story can be told.
Bleak House titles have been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Barry, and Lambda Awards. Tyrus Books won the 2011 Spinetingler Award for Best Mystery/ Crime Press
Visit us online at fwcrime.com
Noteworthy New Release
“In his first novel, UNTOUCHABLE, Scott O’Connor speaks softly and somehow manages to make something beautiful of unspeakable matters–like the gruesome mop-up after someone has taken a gun to his head. These are the matters that fall to David Darby, a strapping fellow with an armful of tattoos and a sensitive attitude toward his job as a trauma site technician. If Darby’s profession has made him something of an untouchable, his young son has become a pariah at school because he refuses to speak, a self-imposed punishment after the death of his mother. (”He had,” he’s convinced, “made her sick and sad.”) O’Connor tells a wisp of a story, but in a voice so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word.”
–Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
By Scott O’Connor
It is the autumn of 1999. A year has passed since Lucy Darby’s unexpected death, leaving her husband David and son Whitley to mend the gaping hole in their lives. David, a trauma-site cleanup technician, spends his nights expunging the violent remains of strangers, helping their families to move on, though he is unable to do the same. Whitley – an 11 year-old social pariah known simply as The Kid – hasn’t spoken since his mother’s death. Instead, he communicates through a growing collection of notebooks, living in a safer world of his own silent imagining. Read the first chapter, free, here.
Acclaim for Tyrus Books
Starred review Library Journal & Publishers Weekly
New York Times Review
Booklist Starred Review
Best of 2010 Poisoned Pen & Book People
Finalist for the Lambda Award (Best Novel) and SCIBA (Best Mystery)
Starred review in Publishers Weekly
Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times book reviewer, Best of 2010
Ransom Notes, crime fiction blog of Barnes and Noble, Best of 2010
Spinetingler Best of 2010; Poisoned Pen, Staff Picks, Best of 2010