Eyes and Ears Editions is a small publishing upstart specializing in mysteries and historical novels set in unusual locales and time frames, as well as tart, lively literary fiction with a comic touch.
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By Q. V. Hunter
Published: September 1, 2013 by
Eyes and Ears.
Intelligence agent Marcus must escape the court of Emperor Constans after he uncovers the humiliating secret of the young ruler's vice-ridden entourage. But his flight lands him in greater danger—a delicate assignment to investigate a military conspiracy to usurp Constans’ throne. Worse, this mission means spying on the very man whose trust Marcus craves more than anything.
From the author of the Orange Prize-nominated comic novel, "A Visit From Voltaire," a heartwarming and funny short story about the scorching August morning her mother died in L.A.
A woman who loved living among the various "types" who might have walked out of a Central Casting directory or a soap-opera audition call, the departed mother bequeaths her bereaved daughter the legacy of laughter.
The Geneva laser clinic of Dr. Roman Micheli is as discreet as a Swiss bank—no matter who the patient, Roman is the dispassionate professional. His wife Isabel, a WHO leprologist, is even more dedicated to her work than Roman. But the Michelis' technically perfect partnership unravels when an American violinist strides onto a concert stage and weaves the audience into her musical spell.
A London librarian is losing her job, her man and, possibly even her mind. Enrolling in an evening class, "Mending Marriage or Decent Divorce," Jane ends up by mistake with some oddball businessmen studying Sun Tzu's The Art of War and China's legendary Thirty-six Battle Stratagems. The distraught Jane has nothing to lose and in fact, gains more from Baldwin's coaching than she bargained for.
Nominated for the UK's Orange Prize for Fiction in 2004, A Visit From Voltaire brings the incorrigible 18th-century troublemaker back to life as he haunts the Swiss farmhouse of a newly-arrived American and her family. Over the course of a single winter, a comic Voltaire evolves from the Houseguest-from-Hell into her wisest friend, teaching her how to live life to the fullest. Funny and original.
Who's the traitor—nervous Dr. Chamba, dashing Dr. Norsang, beautiful nurse DaDon or the weary Swiss-Tibetan Kelsang? Xavier Vonalp takes journalist Claire Raymond to his medical project in Tibet on a quest to nail the informer betraying Tibetan patients fleeing to Nepal. Identifying who is the deadly turncoat is hard enough, but her ex-lover Jim also begs a sensitive favor behind Xavier's back.
Sidelined at home on maternity leave, Business World reporter Claire Raymond investigates why a neighbor's son is found dead in Hong Kong's tony Midlevel district only six months before the official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. A neurotic anxiety pervades the colonial middle-class and mixes with a rising religious hysteria among Filipina babysitters and threatens her own baby.
Claire Raymond's rookie Business World colleague disappears without trace across the Hong Kong-China border into one of the mainland's new "special economic zones." Claire's search to rescue him leads her through the free-for-all landscape of Guangdong's coastal export boom into the murky use of Communist prison labor camps to feed its illegal organ transplant trade.