Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management was founded in 1994 by Jane Dystel, who has been a respected figure in publishing for over 30 years — first as an editor, then as a publisher, and finally as a savvy and successful agent. The agency is the product of her innovative vision of author representation as a full-service enterprise.
DGLM was launched with a quickly growing roster of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, celebrated experts in fields as diverse as parenting, women’s health, and cooking, acclaimed literary and commercial fiction writers, and an eclectic and exciting list of titles. The primary goal of the agency was and is to offer not just financial and contractual advice to its clients, but also editorial guidance and support.
Being involved in every stage of putting together a non-fiction book proposal, offering substantial editing on fiction manuscripts, and coming up with book ideas for authors looking for their next project is as much a part of our work as selling, negotiating contracts, and collecting monies for our clients. We follow a book from its inception through its sale to a publisher, its publication, and beyond. Our commitment to our writers does not, by any means, end when we have collected our commission. This is one of the many things that makes us unique in a very competitive business.
Another is that we take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the “slush” pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.
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Paris Time (A Paris Time-Travel Novel)
Four people are transported from the present, back in time, to Paris, 1889, and only one comes back, leaving the other three stranded in the City of Light with no way to return.
Pocket Guide to American Freeform
Calling all theater educators, improv actors, and larpers: join the American freeform revolution. This guide introduces readers to the emerging format of American freeform, a tradition of short live roleplaying games that require only a few people and a few hours. The guide includes the history of this emerging style and instruction on how to play, run, and write these noob-friendly scenarios.
The Long Black Hand: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 3
Someone doesn’t want star tenor Claudio Spotto to remain in New York — and that someone is threatening bomb violence. Commander Joe Capobianco soon realizes that this case has echoes of the Bomb Squad’s origins in extortion from the Black Hand, evoking threats made nearly a hundred years before. Can Joe’s team stop the new extortionist before someone dies in the escalating violence?
Dark Dreams for Prosper
Dream wraiths visit men in their sleep. They bring and receive pleasure in a man's dreams. But Nola wants more than one night. She wants to keep Prosper, to lure him into her world. Babet has to use every magic she has to protect her mate and keep him for herself.
As two homicide cases and those involved converge, it quickly becomes apparent that Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department and Florida private investigator Nicholas Colt are in for the most challenging—and deadly—time of their lives.
Filled with humor, suspense, and mystery, LADY 52 is sure to satisfy longtime Daniels and Colt fans, a perfect introduction to both series.
Matt is 14 years old and is an incorrigible prankster. His father thinks Camp Friendship is the answer. But upon arriving, Matt is nearly killed--twice. Classes in forgery? Weapons training? Is this a spy school? Matt will learn that Camp Friendship's purpose is more sinister than he imagined. If he wants to escape, he’ll have to pull the prank of a lifetime or die trying.
Death March: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 2
On the eve of the Thanksgiving Day Parade a credible tip comes in: Abu al Djenne, a master bomb maker from the radical Islamist group Sons of Bilal, plans to disrupt the event in spectacular fashion while causing mass casualties. Sergeant Sandy Kahn must crack the case before hundreds of thousands lose their lives in the greatest conflagration New York has ever seen.
Midu's magic has helped anyone who's eaten fruits or produce from her stands to recognize true love. Everyone but her. She yearns to bite into an apple someday, look at Kyle—her business partner—and KNOW he's the one. She WANTS it to be him. But it never happens. It's not until she fears she'll lose him that she must decide: Should she follow her magic or her heart?
A Danger to Himself and Others: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1
Former bomb tech Manny Diaz misses the adrenaline rush of combat and feels little love from his Bomb Squad partner, Sandy Kahn. When disabled army veterans blow themselves up in front of Armed Forces Recruiting Stations, all of Diaz’s worries are magnified. More than anything, he wants to prove these incidents aren’t suicides. But is he right? And can he solve the cases without going insane?
Don't Throw That Away
Jeff Yeager, AKA The Ultimate Cheapskate, likes to talk trash, particularly when it saves you money and helps save the planet at the same time. As informative as it is entertaining, Don’t Throw That Away! delivers on its promise with hundreds of ways to reuse, repurpose, and upcycle everyday items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. You’ll never look at your trash the same way again.
The Dark Pool
Three men's lives on a knife's edge...In a "dark pool" marketplace, insatiable Wall Street players have wagered everything on certain real-world outcomes. When fortunes hang in the balance, unknown financiers won't hesitate to pay off their claims with the blood of others. Soon a tragic hanging in the school gymnasium will lay bare a secret force that none of these men understands.
When Mindy Eider walks in with her uncle’s foreclosure notice, cynical debt man Phuoc Goldberg at first sees her as just a payment source. But Phu soon learns that Uncle Gunnar’s problems run deeper and darker than the money he owes. Beguiled by Mindy’s beauty and innocence, Phu gets sucked into playing detective; the debt man won’t end this fiasco looking for cash relief, but for cadavers.
Gorgons & Gargoyles: The Ally & Dante Novellas
Gorgons & Gargoyles is a collection of 5 novellas. A gargoyle sits at each corner of Summit City's cathedral. A good thing. When a warlock attacks Ally, Dante swears to protect her, and they become a team. Ally goes from loneliness and hiding to being part of the gargoyle "family." And amidst battling warlocks and centaurs to protect their city, as each gargoyle finds his mate, the "family" grows.
Bathing & the Single Girl
The life of an actress isn’t all glamour. Sometimes it’s humiliation and hangovers. Ruby Fitzgerald hasn’t worked in years, and awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to help her situation. Ruby needs to prioritize. One more bubble bath. Another cocktail. She can always get responsible tomorrow. BATHING & THE SINGLE GIRL is the hilarious debut novel by actress Christine Elise McCarthy.
Babysitting Money: A Lt. Jack Daniels/Gavin English Thriller
Gavin English is searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring—and not out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check she gave him. Luckily, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around Chicago, and she's agreed to babysit the out-of-towner. Somewhere between the crackhouse and the low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly.
Abductions: A Lt. Jack Daniels/AJ Rakowski Mystery
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski can’t talk to the dead, but she can sense a dead person’s vibes. Why this should qualify her as a consultant for the Chicago Police is a mystery to skeptical Lt. Jack Daniels. But when Rakowski senses a kidnapping in process, Jack is forced to take notice. A girl's life is on the line, and if the two work together, they just might be able to stop the…ABDUCTIONS
Never Trust Ann Coulter: An Unauthorized, Autobiographical Parody
In this hilarious unauthorized, autobiographical parody, Ann Coulter has been approached to be the Vice Presidential candidate in 2016. She’s published a tell-all book. She will reveal who she is, who she was and who she hopes to be before the left wing media and the Democratic spin machine can have at her.
Not in Time
Genevieve McKenna wants to right an old wrong: return a drawing the Nazis stole in Paris to its owners. But someone is determined to stop her. Is it Julien Brooks, who is shadowing her every move? And why does she keep having strange flashbacks to a place she’s never been? What she learns will reveal a heartbreaking story of doomed romance. It might also cost her and Julien their lives.
Dr. Jake Warner forgets an entire day, just after a teenage girl hobbles into his emergency room and dies, clutching a diary of dreams. Days later he wins a free trip to Europe, after another patient dies. Everything is connected—the lost day, the deaths, the diary, and the vacation—but to figure that out, and to save himself, Jake must trust a forgotten lover across a void of lost memories.
Prominent researcher Emily Morrison defies death threats and a letter bomb to undertake a controversial drug study. When a healthy subject, Brianna, dies on the first day, Emily discovers the cause—a toxin from her lab that the police also find in her office. To learn who killed Brianna, she must first confront a hired assassin, using only her wits and her knowledge of drugs to overpower him.
Dying to Remember
Heart surgeon Chris Barnes awakens from a coma with clouded memories of the past month and an inability to form new memories.He learns that his wife has been murdered in their home—then must relearn it every day. Using notes as a surrogate memory, he pieces together clues. Many point to him, yet he pursues the truth, unaware how close the killer really is.
One Spare Serfdom
A woman claims the empty castle in the serfdom that borders Christian's lands. The few subjects who stayed behind when their lord was killed are all found dead, their flesh flayed. Christian and three allies ride to confront the new squatter, determined to use their combined magicks to drive her away, but when they meet her, she's not what they expected. What to do?
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like
theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad
A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For more than 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. Beginning in an era of horse-drawn carriages and ending in the Jet Age, DYNAMITE tells the colorful and informative story of this elite group of New York’s Finest.
Emerald Hills is a tourist town with magic tucked in every nook and cranny. Gino's magic lies in shoes. When he re-soles a person's shoes, he can help put their life on a firmer foundation. Until he meets Evelyn, a dance instructor. He wants to help her, but nothing he does works. What is Fate trying to tell him? Has he lost his gift, or does Fate have a surprise for him?
How to Stay Sober When You'd Rather Be Dead
Sybil struggles to stay sober via 12-step meetings full of trite slogans and overly friendly recovering alcoholics who are the last people she’d ever choose to be around. Using toys and dolls to depict the despair of addiction and journey into recovery, this irreverent, secular photo-journal shows anyone can recover if they don’t take themselves too seriously.
Tis the Season
Award-winning romance authors Darcy Burke, Erica Ridley, and Emma Locke team up for the first time in this heartwarming anthology of holiday-themed romances. In Where the Heart Is, the holidays are a rough time of year for a volunteer firefighter until a spirited artist arrives in town and tries to help him banish the past. In Midwinter Magic, a daredevil business mogul teaches his guardian angel
Penny Perkins just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot. She is tipsy and panicked, wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Things are about to get more complicated for Penny, as her dead date's life unravels into a mystery the deeper she investigates. Death just happens to be her job. She's the newspaper's obituary writer.
It’s a dog-eat-dog world at the infamous tabloid New York Mail, where brand new pet columnist F.X. Shepherd finds himself on the trail of a killer with a wicked sense of humor, who is hacking celebrities to death.
Return to Rainbow Rock
Marcie Carmody feels broken. Wounded by a disastrous relationship, she limps home to Rainbow Rock to heal. Ryan Fields has never felt so broken, separated from his family and the life he planned, redirected to Rainbow Rock. Little can they know of the wounds and the healing that will alter both their lives.
The Last Mission
In World War II, American bombers flew over Germany from bases in England. These missions were a horrific lottery in which, for no apparent reason, some men lived and others died. A lifetime later one of the survivors returns to his base with the answer to an unsolved wartime murder, needing to know the fate of an English girl he loved and abandoned, and seeking the reason why his life was spared.
Meet Maggie, a 17-year-old senior who works part-time as a psychic reader, but just for fun. There’s no true psychic ability, is there? When Maggie befriends a ghost and is arrested for her new friend’s murder, the two girls—one dead and the other in jail—have to solve an ugly crime and persuade the police to believe them. And Maggie thought calculus would be tough!
The sequel to WOLF'S BANE
A cruel, Egyptian warlock travels to Bay City to find and take Reece's mentor, Hecate. Reece is just as determined to protect her. But the warlock summons a shadow demon, and it's going to take every supernatural—the gargoyles and werewolves, working with the witches—to defeat this enemy.
While coming to terms with his new ability, Dean Curse has a vision that leads him to believe a museum robbery will go very badly. When all legal options to intervene fall through, Dean and his friends decide the only way to save a few lives is to break a few laws of their own. They have 24 hours to decide if the ends really do justify the means.
It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul Montana now a famous Vegas crooner is returning home for the reunion. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock musician, and a world without the Beatles.
Since saving the life of a stranger,14-year-old Dean Curse has been having terrifying visions of people dying. He wants nothing more than for life get back to normal, but when his visions start to come true—people start dying, 24 hours later—Dean is compelled to do something about it. Is this power of premonition a curse? Or is Dean gifted with the ability to rescue people from horrible fates?
The Death & Loralei Collection: Destiny With Death, Death & Felice, All Hallow’s Eve, and Spirits Bound
When Loralei, who can see spirits, meets Death, who leads spirits Home, it's love at first sight. Together, they work to help the recently dead and the loved ones they left behind. This bundle includes 3 previously published novellas, plus a brand new adventure where Death and Loralei must stop an arsonist, who burned an apartment building before turning his attention to Loralei.
FAGIOLI is the only cookbook devoted to the savory pleasures of the bean cuisine of Italy. Author Barrett has traveled extensively in Italy to learn the regional preparations for cannellini and many other varieties of beans. Fagioli fanciers will enjoy the over 120 easy-to-prepare recipes for appetizers and soup, pasta, and meat and seafood dishes. With Fagioli everyone can be a lover of beans.
Touched With Fire
Touched with Fire is inspired by the true story of Ellen Craft, an escaped slave determined to rescue her still enslaved husband. Ellie disguises herself as a man to join the Union Army, becoming a part of a watershed moment in American history.
From the author of the classic espionage saga, The Brotherhood of the Rose, comes a compelling novel of intrigue and second chances. After an ex-spy lowers his guard and falls in love, his lover’s house explodes and she flees with a stranger. He learns that she has a mysterious past and that she knows he worked for the CIA. Was she only using him to protect her? He sets out to find the truth.
That Crazy Little Thing
Through her vivid, endearing characters Kate Bracy creates a small-town world in northern New York where old loves rekindle, friendships prevail, and secret wounds are finally healed. This debut novel will leave you with an awakened heart and a strong urge to send postcards to all the people you love.
“God help you if you ever get a second chance.” So writes Tad Beckman, a Miami columnist who learns that lesson too well. After falling for a woman fleeing a violent ex-husband involved in a million-dollar fraud, Tad derails the scheme. But that’s just the start of an odyssey that takes him to a remote coastal village where he finally understands his lover’s deceit and her pursuit of justice.
Tallasee Tynan is a photographer, not a detective, and wants nothing to do with a missing-person search. But when an old woman asks her to look for a wayward grandson, Tallasee agrees and recruits her young friend Charley Selkirk to help her put the pieces together. “Blue Hole” is the compelling tale of the summer Charley learned about death, love and the terrible secret that had shaped him.
What the Deaf Mute Heard
A boy named Sammy wakes up in an empty bus and finds his mother gone. He sits quietly and waits for her to return. She never does and it’s years before Sammy speaks another word. But the man pretending to be deaf eventually reveals the town’s secrets--and his own. The basis for a popular television movie, “What the Deaf-Mute Heard” is a tale that stays with you long after you’re done reading.
Will Hawthorne and his band of adventurers are transported to a mysterious land where the inhabitants are locked in mortal conflict with an army of invading goblins!
Act of Will
A rollicking fantasy adventure introducing Will Hawthorne, a shady medieval actor who joins a group of principled adventurers charged with investigating a ruthless army of horsemen.
Will’s uneasy alliance with his new protectors makes him rethink things he doesn’t believe in, like heroism and magic, but he’s far from sure where his loyalties really lie.
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