Thursday, February 27, 2014

RAB/Magnus Publishes Trans Murder Mystery

Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus Imprint Releases Transition to Murder by Renee James

New York, NY – February 25, 2013 –Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus imprint is proud to publish Transition to Murder by award-winning journalist Renee James, which will be the first title in this new transgender mystery series.

The novel tells the chilling story of revenge when a suspected killer lives beyond the reach of the law. Bobbi Logan’s bruising search for truth and justice takes her into the pulsating streets of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood, the colorful world of high-end hair styling, and the city’s vibrant transgender community. Fast-paced and unsparing in hard details, Transition to Murder is a fresh, original portrayal of the life of a transwoman who is searching to discover her own “self” even as she searches for her friend’s killer.

Don Weise, Editorial Director of Magnus, said of this book,  Renee James’ Transition to Murder is the most personal crime novel I've ever read. It's as much about finding the killer as it is about Bobbi, the transwoman protagonist, finding her place in a world that's often hostile to her.”
“Don loved heroine Bobbi Logan as much as I did and we worked hard together to make her story even more compelling.” said author, Renee James.  “We hope readers of all ethnicities and orientations will fall in love with Bobbi Logan, too.”
For more information, contact Alyssa Tognetti at Astonish Media Group (347) 878-5977.

About Renee James
Renee James is an award-winning journalist, as well as a writer, editor and licensed cosmetologist. She has been active in the Chicago transgender community for many years. The book won the Chicago Writers’ Association Book of the Year honors in the Indy Fiction category in 2012 when an earlier version was submitted under the title Coming Out Can Be Murder.