Today I’m excited to be in a position to reveal the cover for Marianne Delacourt’s new novel, Sharp Edge (book 4 in the Tara Sharp series).
Without further ado, here it is….
Delacourt to Deliver Thrills in Latest Tara Sharp Novel
The fourth novel in Marianne Delacourt’s award-winning crime series about unconventional Private Investigator Tara Sharp is due for release in October 2017.
AU 19/09/17 – Following today’s eagerly anticipated cover reveal and confirmation of the 24 October 2017 release date for Sharp Edge, fans of Marianne Delacourt’s Tara Sharp novel series will not have long to wait for the psychic Australian heroine’s latest exploit.
Published by champions of underrepresented voices in fiction, Twelfth Planet Press, under their crime imprint Deadlines, Sharp Edge follows the award-winning Sharp Shooter and two instalments that deliver the combination of high action, laughs and paranormal flavour that has readers returning to the series.
Sharp Edge takes fans deeper into Tara’s world, where her PI business is flourishing and continuing to take advantage of her uncanny ability to read people’s auras. As amazing as that sounds, it means that gang warfare and underworld violence are (slightly) higher up her list of priorities than typical boy, money and parent problems. In the latest instalment, she’s tasked with uncovering a shady character in the fashion world, but she’s about to collide with a few dangerous figures from her past.
Tara’s ex-boyfriend and current accountant, Garth Wilmot, discovers someone is cooking the books at Chic Chic fashion house where his new girlfriend works. When his life is threatened if he doesn’t turn a blind eye, he goes to Tara for advice. Learning that gang lord Johnny Viaspa is involved, Tara knows that helping Garth could be dangerous to her health. Equally pressing is the small matter of a favour she owes a local bikie group, and they seem intent on calling it in right now…
“It’s been fantastic to see the reaction from fans worldwide to the last couple of novels,” says author MARIANNE DELACOURT. “Fans seem to love how relatable Tara is as a character. Despite growing her own business, she’s still the Tara we love, navigating her complex love life, supporting her best friends, tolerating her parents, and going through all the stresses facing women of her age. I hope Tara’s fans continue to love spending time with her as much as I do.”
Sharp Edge is due for release 24 October 2017 – available for worldwide delivery, printed in the UK and US. Book One Sharp Shooter, Book Two Sharp Turn and Book Three Too Sharp are available from Twelfth Planet Press and from Amazon. Book One in the Tara Sharp series, Sharp Shooter was the 2010 winner of the Davitt Award for Best Crime Novel and nominated for the Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel. Twelfth Planet Press are an advocate of women’s voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime genres and a natural home for Delacourt.
Praise for the Tara Sharp series:
“Australia’s Marianne Delacourt delivers the laughs and action with her sassy, unorthodox PI Tara Sharp…” The Herald Sun
“Tara Sharp is a gust of fresh air in the local crime fiction scene. While it is wonderful that our more literary crime writers are finally getting the attention they deserve, there’s still plenty of room for fast-paced commercial female-oriented Australian crime fiction. And Marianne Delacourt (aka sci-fi writer Marianne de Pierres) has certainly nailed that brief.” The Australian Bookseller and Publisher
“Delacourt has invented a Stephanie Plum character who is just as ballsy and loveable but this one lives in Perth and has two pet Galahs instead of a hamster. An easy read with multiple story layers, Sharp Turn will keep you guessing till the end, pick it up this summer if you like Janet Evanovich and Val McDermid’s Blue Genes.” She Said
“Sharp Turn came roaring out of the gate.” Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Earl Grey Editing
Praise for Twelfth Planet Press:
“I know, because they have come from Twelfth Planet Press, they are going to be feminist as hell, no women are going to get fridged and I am going to damn well enjoy them.” Books and Pieces
Author MARIANNE DELACOURT is the alter ego of award-winning, internationally-published Science Fiction writer Marianne de Pierres. Renowned for dark satire in her Science Fiction, Marianne offers lighter, funnier writing under her Delacourt penname. As Delacourt, Marianne is also the author of Young Adult fiction series Night Creatures (Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light). She is a co-founder of the Vision Writers Group and ROR – wRiters on the Rise, a critiquing group for professional writers. Marianne lives in Brisbane with her husband and two galahs.
Australian Publisher TWELFTH PLANET PRESS seeks to challenge the status quo with books that interrogate, commentate and inspire. While showcasing the depth and breadth of Australian fiction to a wider audience, Twelfth Planet Press aims to provide opportunities for fiction written by female writers, raising awareness of women’s voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime genres.
Twelfth Planet Press have championed underrepresented voices from the very start. They celebrate genre writing by women and have recently announced a new imprint which encourages representation in children’s literature. Previous projects include the acclaimed Twelve Planets series of twelve short collections of short fiction by Australian women and Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse YA fiction, published in 2014.