Popular Dick Hardesty Mystery Series Launches New GLBT Imprint

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Popular mystery author Dorien Grey's series featuring PI Dick Hardesty launches an new GLBT imprint focused on books that have mainstream appeal. Zumaya Publications LLC of Austin, TX, will publish literary and genre fiction, including the Hardesty series, with a goal of drawing readers from within the community and without under the Zumaya Boundless imprint.

Dorien Grey's Lambda Award-nominated mystery series featuring PI Dick Hardesty is the flagship release for Zumaya Publications' new GLBT imprint, Zumaya Boundless.

"We've heard from many people in the community that there's an interest in books that have broad appeal,," said Zumaya Executive Editor Elizabeth Burton. "Mr. Grey's moving the Dick Hardesty series to Zumaya follows the success of his Western historical romantic suspense novel Calico, published by Zumaya in 2006. The Hardesty books have a growing reader base among mainstream mystery fans, and after talking to authors and readers we became aware there's a market for other books that can cross boundaries--be Boundless."

Coming soon are a new edition of Susan M. Brooks's highly praised DIY-winning She's the Girl and a suspense novel by British Fantasy Award-nominated author James Bennett: Unrequited.

When rugged construction worker and biker Cal Hysong is killed, Dick Hardesty knows the reason--Cal was widely suspected of deliberately spreading AIDS to other gay men. Like the rest of the gay community, Dick's initial reaction is "good riddance." But when Jake Jacobson and Jared Martinson, two of his closest friends, become suspects, the case turns personal, and Dick sets out to clear them and find the real killer. His search takes him into the unfamiliar world of gay bikers and leathermen, and through a labyrinth of suspects, motivations, blind alleys and memorable characters.

The Dream Ender and all Zumaya Boundless titles will be available to booksellers from Ingram and Baker & Taylor as well as via direct publisher fulfillment, and will be listed at Amazon.com and other online booksellers. They will also be available in ebook formats from vendors, including Fictionwise and Mobipocket.

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