That's why I'm happy to tell you about a publisher I've found that is sharing backlists, classic books, and books that have been out of print with a new generation in the form of e-books. Open Road Media is their name, and I've found that they are digitizing some of my old favorites. I know not everyone loves e-books, but I think it's great to make older books available in this format. There are many reasons why I love my e-reader, but one is that I can make the font larger and copies of books published in years past often had really small print. I know that some of you understand what I'm saying!
I was delighted to find books by Lawrence Sanders, Robert R. McCammon, William Bernhardt, Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell, Donald E. Westlake, Patricia Wentworth, Jane Haddam, Jane Langton, and some early Anne Perry. Also, there were juvenile fiction authors that included Betty Ren Wright, Caroline B. Cooney, Lois Duncan and Robin McKinley. You may not be familiar with these authors, but although many were midlist authors, they had legions of fans.
I was most delighted recently to see that Barbara Parker's series featuring lawyer Gail Connor was available. The first book is Suspicion of Innocence. I loved this series, which had 6 books, I believe. Barbara Parker died in 2009. I look forward to reading these books again.
I also found a much loved book that I first read in my late teens, I think. It's Marlys Millhiser's time-travel novel, The Mirror. In this one, Shay Garrett finds herself back in time after looking in the mirror that belonged to her grandmother, Brandy. In fact, Shay is in Brandy's body and Brandy is in Shay's. I actually have a print copy of The Mirror, but I'm thrilled to have it as an e-book.
Lastly, I noticed that a book that I've looked at time and time again over the years has recently been made available. It's The Eight by Katherine Neville. This book concerns an ancient chess set and the women who are on a quest to reunite all the pieces. I had been told years ago that I should read this book and now, I plan to.