Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New to me Portuguese format

This Portuguese book is not a new title currently in print, but it is a new format I had never encountered until now, so I wanted to share. I have some books by this publisher (Verbo) but I think they were from the 1990s and have totally different covers and internal illustrations, and feature a white spine. This book appears to be an earlier incarnation of "Os inqueritos de Nancy" published circa 1983. It has a yellow spine and recycles the Rudy Nappi cover but has original internal illustrations (uncredited). I like this one of the Tophams whining at the attorney's office.

The back cover indicates that at least the first 4 titles may have come in this format.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Girl Detective books from Sweden

Ledtråd: Hawaii (Girl Detective #13 Trade Wind Danger) published by Wahlströms, September 2009. Original artwork by Andreas Bennwik.

En sann mardröm (Girl Detective #14 Bad Times, Big Crimes) published by Wahlströms, September 2008. Original artwork by Andreas Bennwik.

First Nancy Drew books in Arabic

I don't have all the details on these newly located Arabic editions - I am awaiting delivery of my copies and will provide more information as it becomes available. They were probably originally published around the time of the release of the movie (circa 2007) and are still in print today. 4 or 5 titles from the Girl Detective series were released. This cover appears to be Lights, Camera.

Another release from Tsogen of Japan

Predictably, the next one in the series is #5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch. The release date is May 2009.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Newest title released in Japan

The fourth book released by Tsogen is Lilac Inn (naturally!). Although web sites indicate that it was published in November 2008, it was not available at Christmastime last year.

Nouveautés en Français

Alice chez le grand coutourier (Classic Paperback #63 Twin Dilemma) reprinted by Hachette under their "Les Classiques de la Verte" series in November 2008. Original artwork by Marguerite Sauvage.

Nancy Drew Détective - Voyage dans le temps (Girl Detective #14 Bad Times Big Crimes) published by Bayard Poche February 2009. Original artwork by Karen Laborie.