Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Daniel José Older

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Bone Street Rumba
Half-Resurrection Blues*
Midnight Taxi Tango
Battle Hill Bolero
Salsa Nocturna

Ghost Girl in the Corner (A Shadowshaper Novella)*

*JABberwocky eBook editions are available to our readers outside of North America. Roc and Scholastic have made them available in eBook format for readers in the US and Canada.


Bone Street Rumba
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Carlos Delacruz is just following orders when he offs the only other half-dead guy in New York. It should’ve been a job like any other, but then Carlos agrees to protect the dying man’s sister Sasha from the Council, the very sprawling bureaucracy of death that Carlos works for. Maybe he does it because she’s also like him: partially resurrected, a ghoulish mistake with no past, living in the undercurrents of the city. Or maybe it’s just the endearing way she looks out at him from the dead man’s crinkled Polaroid. Either way, Carlos sets out to find the mysterious woman before the Council does and quickly ends up tangled in a nefarious web of necromancers, hipsters, and tiny demons with unpronounceable names.

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Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older

Carlos Delacruz, Brooklyn’s most notorious half-dead hit man, joins forces with teen wunderkind Kia Summers and the dapper gangster Reza Villalobos to stop a vicious underground cult that’s been snatching innocents off the streets of Bushwick. Soon they’re fighting off mutant baby ghost assassins, a very dead and very self-absorbed architect, and the mindless bureaucracy of death. Meanwhile, Carlos tries to unravel the mystery of the life he lived before his botched resurrection, and the twisted past smashes head-on into the even more twisted present in this stunning second installment of the critically acclaimed Bone Street Rumba series.

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For years Carlos Delacruz has followed orders as a half-dead hit man for the New York Council of the Dead. But when the Council shows their true face by partnering with devious necromancer Caitlin Fern, that loyalty goes straight to hell. Now everyone on both sides of the veil is out to see the Council crushed and Carlos and his crew are on the front lines. With the help of half-dead master assassin Sasha, fully-dead weapons specialist Krys, and a team of the living and dead alike Carlos fights to take down his old bosses by any means necessary. The New York Council of the Dead has held the fates of the living and the dead in their icy, lifeless grip for long enough. It’s time for war.

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Salsa Nocturna by Daniel Jose Older

A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish bosses. Gordo, the old Cubano that watches over the graveyards and sleeping children of Brooklyn, stirs and lights another Malagueña. Down the midnight streets of New York, a whole invisible universe churns to life in this collection of Bone Street Rumba tales. Chronologically, these stories come between Midnight Taxi Tango and Battle Hill Bolero. This deluxe edition includes two new stories that weren’t in the original, one previously unpublished, and a new introduction by the author.

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Sierra Santiago’s first week of summer was supposed to be sun-soaked and fun-filled; instead, the murals in her neighborhood seem to be coming to life and a zombie-looking dude crashes the first big party. As if that wasn’t enough, her normally comatose abuelo is spewing out cryptic warnings. As Sierra delves deeper into the mysteries of her changing Bed-Stuy neighborhood and an age old magic that brings art to life, she becomes immersed in an epic struggle over the supernatural heart of Brooklyn and her own family history.

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As far as Tee is concerned, the mysterious ghost girl couldn’t have shown up at a worse time—Tee has a local newspaper to run and she’s having relationship drama with her girlfriend, Izzy. But the ghost girl has a secret, and the only thing Tee can figure it out is that someone needs her help and needs it now. Soon, Tee and Izzy will have to harness all the power of their community and shadowshaping friends to get to the bottom of a decade-old mystery and prevent a brand new tragedy from taking place.

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