Quirk Rights Guide Spring 2015

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The Devil’s Water Dictionary
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook
A Novel
Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For
by Kate White
The Mystery Writers of America have joined forces to deliver this
superb collection of more than 100 wickedly good recipes. From
Mary Higgins Clark’s Celebratory Giants Game Night Chili and
Harlan Coben’s Crabmeat Dip to Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata
and Kathy Reich’s Shrimp Scampi, this cookbook offers one tasty
treat after another. Complete with a glamorous art-deco design and
intriguing sidebars on the surprising—and sometimes deadly—links
between food and foul play, this is the ultimate cookbook for crime
“Booze is universal. It brings people
together, and a lot of times it results in
the creation of more people. What
could be more magical?”
Word count: approx. 55,000
100+ recipes, 21 photos
MARCH 10, 2015
KATE WHITE , the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, is the New
York Times best-selling author of the Bailey Weggins mystery series
and three novels of suspense, including the upcoming Eyes on You.
MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA is the premier organization
for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field,
aspiring crime writers, and those devoted to the genre.
by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith
PAUL KRUEGER is a writer of fantasy and steampunk whose most recent work has been featured in
the 2014 Sword & Laser anthology. This is his first novel.
5¼ x 8, 320 pages,
7½ x 9, 176 pages, 4c, hardcover
A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself !
College grad Bailey Chen has a few demons: no job, no parental support, and a rocky relationship with
Zane, the only friend who’s around when she moves back home. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his
cadre of monster-fighting bartenders, her demons get a lot more literal. Like chupacabra literal. Soon,
it’s up to Bailey and the ragtag band of magical mixologists to take on whatever—or whoever—is behind
the mysterious rash of gruesome deaths in Chicago and locate the missing knowledge of an ancient tome
of cocktail lore. Featuring twelve cocktail recipes to mix up at home—magic powers not included—this
sharp and funny urban fantasy for “new adults” mixes high-adrenaline action with a twist of boozy wit,
straining it all through the terrifying experience that is postcollege life.
$19.95 US
$24.95 US
Nick and Tesla’s Special Effects Spectacular
by Paul Krueger
ISBN 978-1-59474-759-5
ISBN 978-1-59474-757-1
Smart siblings—and amateur inventors—Nick and Tesla Holt are
back for another thrill-a-minute adventure. This time a Hollywood
movie is being filmed in town, but the real drama happens when the
cameras are turned off. Mystery awaits behind the scenes, and the
whole production may shut down unless the DIY detectives can crack
the case, with the help of their friends Silas and DeMarco and a fresh
assortment of homemade gadgets. Featuring instructions for all-new
movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, this whiz-bang
adventure is sure to delight fans of the series. Science and electronics
have never been so much fun!
ISBN 978-1-59474-760-1
“SCIENCE BOB” PFLUGFELDER is an elementary school teacher
$12.95 US
5 x 7, 256 pages, 2c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 40,000
Approx. 40 illustrations
Middle Grade Fiction
MAY 5, 2015
Series rights sold: SC, CZ, HU,
based in Newton, Massachusetts. He has made many appearances
on national television. STEVE HOCKENSMITH is the author of
a New York Times best seller (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the
Dreadfuls) and an Edgar Award nominee (Holmes on the Range).
AUGUST 4, 2015
1c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 75,000
Find Momo Coast to Coast
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy
A Photography Book
A Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek
by Sam Maggs
Everyone’s favorite
border collie is back!
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs
and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek.
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living
the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated
world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed
love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed
with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting
an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting
fellow female geeks in the wild.
ISBN 978-1-59474-789-2
$15.95 US
5 x 7, 208 pages, 2c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 40,000
10+ spot illustrations
Pop Culture
MAY 12, 2015
SAM MAGGS is a writer, geek girl, and television professional whose
by Andrew Knapp
work focuses on pop culture, geek culture, and how they intersect
with concepts of gender. Her work has appeared across the Internet
on sites like Geekosystem, the Mary Sue, Mashable, Gizmodo, and
the front page of Digg. She was the 2013 recipient of Women Write
about Comics’s “Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year” Award.
The League of Regrettable Superheroes
Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History
Momo loves to hide—and you’ll love looking for him! In this follow-up to Find Momo, the canine Instagram superstar (and his best buddy, Andrew Knapp) travel across the United States and Canada, visiting
iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in
front of the White House, and in the French Quarter of New Orleans . . . as well as at diners, bookstores,
museums, and other locales that only a seasoned road-tripper like Andrew could find. It’s part game, part
photography book, and a whole lot of fun.
by Jon Morris
For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie,
there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of
Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete
with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. Drawing on
the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that
haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Gorillaman,
Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!
ANDREW KNAPP is a freelance designer, photographer, and tireless traveler. His Instagram feed featur-
ing Momo has more than 150,000 followers. His first book was Find Momo (Quirk, 2014).
ISBN 978-1-59474-763-2
$24.95 US
7 x 9, 256 pages, 4c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 60,000
Approx. 100 illustrations
JUNE 23, 2015
JON MORRIS is a cartoonist and graphic designer. Since the late
ISBN 978-1-59474-762-5
$14.95 US
7½ x 8, 144 pages, 4c, paperback
1990s, he has operated the blog Gone & Forgotten, an irreverent
look at the weirdest and most unfortunate stories and characters
comic books have offered. In 2001, he was invited to participate on a
superheroes-themed episode of the public radio program This American
Life, a popular and frequently rebroadcast episode.
MARCH 3, 2015
Word count: approx. 2,500
100+ photos
Stuff Every Groom Should Know
Fully Loaded Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert
by Ali Ebright
Nachos! is loaded with dozens of recipes for everyone’s favorite chipsand-topping combo, from the simple and classic to the innovative
and unexpected. Make nachos for breakfast (Eggs & Bacon Nachos
or Cinnamon Roll Nachos), for dinner (Fish Taco Nachos or Thai
Chicken Nachos), or even for dessert (Nutella & Strawberry Nachos).
Plus, try your hand at making homemade corn chips, potato chips,
vegetable chips, and pretzel chips. You’ll find easy recipes for cheese
sauces, salsas, dips, guacamole, and more. Beautiful photography
and lively writing make this cookbook a party-food must-have.
by Eric San Juan
ISBN 978-1-59474-784-7
$18.95 US
7½ x 9, 160 pages, 4c, paperback
Word count: approx. 40,000
50+ recipes, 40+ photos
AUGUST 25, 2015
ISBN 978-1-59474-797-7
ERIC SAN JUAN is the author of Stuff Every Husband Should Know
APRIL 21, 2015
$9.95 US
3½ x 5¾, 144 pages,
1c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 20,000
and editor of a seven-newspaper chain in central New Jersey. A decade into marriage, he is delighted to find that his wife and son still
seem healthy and well fed.
ALI EBRIGHT is a freelance recipe developer and food blogger at
Gimme Some Oven.
Summer Cocktails
Stuff Every Golfer Should Know
Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More
by María del Mar Sacasa; photography by Tara Striano
From planning the ultimate bachelor party to soothing pre-ceremony
apprehension, this pocket-sized manual is packed with tips to get
smoothly from “yes!” to “I do.” Lists, dos and don’ts, and reference
charts make this stylish handbook the perfect gift for guys preparing
to walk down the wedding aisle. Author Eric San Juan provides plenty
of tips to help grooms navigate the big day and beyond.
Start your summer party season right! Summer Cocktails boasts 70+
recipes for cocktails, punches, and small bites that are just in time
for the warmer months. From a Tomatillo Bloody Mary to a Peach
Bourbon Smash to Dill-Cucumber-Infused Vodka, this follow-up
to the Quirk favorite Winter Cocktails features mixed drinks that are
classic, sophisticated, and full of fresh fruits, herbs, and seasonal
ingredients. Learn how to set up and stock your pantry and bar, plus
explore tutorials for some uncommon techniques, explained with
step-by-step photos. Each drink has plenty of variations, calling for
the bounty from your garden or farmers’ market.
by Brian Bertoldo
They say there are four ways to improve your golf game: take lessons, practice constantly, start cheating . . . or read this book. Just in
time for Father’s Day, Stuff Every Golfer Should Know is filled with golf
trivia, jokes, and tips for sinking every shot. Readers will discover the
world’s finest golf courses, legendary scandals in the sport’s history,
unexpected secrets from its biggest players, and much more. Plus, the
handy size lets you take it from the green to the clubhouse.
ISBN 978-1-59474-785-4
$22.95 US
7½ x 8½, 160 pages,
4c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 25,000
APRIL 28, 2015
ISBN 978-1-59474-799-1
$9.95 US
3½ x 5¾, 144 pages,
1c, hardcover
Word count: approx. 20,000
MAY 19, 2015
BRIAN BERTOLDO is a writer and avid golfer living in
Salem, Massachusetts.
MARÍA DEL MAR SACASA is a writer, food stylist, and recipe de-
veloper who has worked for Vogue, Lucky, and Cook’s Country. Her styling
work has appeared in numerous print publications, TV commercials,
product packaging, and cookbooks. She writes the “Sandwiched” and
“Let Them Eat Cake” columns for Serious Eats. TARA STRIANO ’s
photography has been featured in House Beautiful, O Magazine, Garnet
Hill, and Elle Decor, and she has a degree in photography from New
York University.
This list reflects changes in rights sold since the Fall 2014 rights catalog was printed.
Titles are in order of their appearance in the London 2014 catalog.
Horrorstör: A Novel
Czech (Albatros)
German (Droemer Knaur)
Slovak (Albatros)
Spanish/Europe only (Hidra)
Turkish (ABM)
The Last Policeman series
Audio (Brilliance)
Czech (Triton)
French (Sonatine)
German (Heyne)
Hungarian (Agave)
Italian (Piemme)
Japanese (Hayakawa)
Korean (Nexus)
Portuguese/Brazil (Rocco)
Romanian (Editura ART)
Turkish (Tekin)
Hollow City
Albanian (Botime Pegi)
Traditional Chinese (Global Group)
Croatian (Lumen)
Czech (JOTA)
Dutch (Clavis)
Estonian (Tiritamm)
French (Bayard)
German (Droemer Knaur)
Hebrew (Keter)
Hungarian (Kossuth)
Indonesian (Gramedia)
Italian (Rizzoli)
Korean (Hyundaemunhak)
Latvian (Zvaigzne)
Lithuanian (Alma Littera)
Polish (Media Rodzina)
Portuguese/Europe (Bertrand)
Portuguese/Brazil (Intrínseca)
Russian (FLC Hemiro)
Serbian (Orfelin)
Spanish (Planeta-Destino)
Swedish (Rabén & Sjögren)
Thai (Amarin)
Ukranian (FLC Hemiro)
Vietnamese (Nha Nam)
How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity
Traditional Chinese (Linking)
Czech (Albatros)
French (Fleurus)
German (Metrolit)
Spanish (Oceano)
Find Momo
French (Prisma)
German (S. Fischer-Krüger Scherz)
Icelandic (Bokafelagid)
Japanese (Asuka Shinsha)
Korean (Hans Media)
Portuguese/Brazil (Intrínseca)
Tic Tac Tome
Dutch (BBNC)
French (Prisma)
Winter Cocktails
German (Bassermann)
Nick and Tesla series
Simplified Chinese (Jilin Fine Arts Press)
Czech (Triton)
Hungarian (Vivandra)
Korean (Gloseum)
Turkish (Kelime)
Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series
Czech (Fragment)
French (Bayard)
Italian (Salani)
Russian (Hemiro-FLC)
Slovak (Fragment)
Spanish-Americas (Planeta Mexico)
Spanish-Europe (Bruño)
Swedish (Lind)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Indonesian (Gramedia)
Vietnamese (Nha Nam)
The Cat Owner’s Manual
Bulgarian (Vakon)
German (Random House Mosaik)
The Dog Owner’s Manual
Bulgarian (Vakon)
German (Random House Mosaik)
The Bride’s Instruction Manual
Bulgarian (Vakon)
Secret Lives of Great Composers
Lithuanian (Gimtasis Zodis)
Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers
Lithuanian (Gimtasis Zodis)
Turkish (Domingo)
Secret Lives of Great Authors
Romanian (ART)
Worst-Case Scenario series
Travel (German)
Complete (Thai)
Original (Korean)
Survive-o-Pedia (Vietnamese)
Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Albanian (Ombra GVG)
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents
Albanian (Ombra GVG)
The Geek’s Guide to Dating
Turkish (Martı)
The Jane Austen Handbook
Russian (EKSMO)
French (Éditions AdA)
Penis Pokey
German (Heyne)
The Baby Owner’s Manual
Traditional Chinese (SO Books)
Russian (Alpina)
Photo Doodles
Dutch (BBNC)
The Pregnancy Instruction Manual
Russian (Alpina)
The Sex Instruction Manual
Bulgarian (VAKON)
Portuguese-Eur (Bertrand)
Russian (EKSMO)
The Toddler Owner’s Manual
Bulgarian (VAKON)
The Newlywed’s Instruction Manual
Bulgarian (Vakon)
The Art of Roughhousing
Romanian (Trei)
For questions about any of these titles,
to request a sample copy, or to make an
offer, please contact:
Ms. Katherine McGuire
Subsidiary Rights Manager, Quirk Books
[email protected]
Phone: +1 215 627 3581 x222
Fax: +1 215 627 5220
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