• LFBaking_coversmallest LFBaking_coversmallest
  • ThisSideofProvidenceCoverSmallest ThisSideofProvidenceCoverSmallest
  • You're the Best You're the Best
  • SpyTennessee SpyTennessee
  • Punch2015_COVERr_RGB Punch2015_COVERr_RGB
  • crush-final crush-final
  • MarryKissKill_cover MarryKissKill_cover
  • Mark Twain cover smaller Mark Twain cover smaller
  • washing-the-dead-front-cover-9jpg washing-the-dead-front-cover-9jpg
  • After Abel Cover After Abel Cover
  • PardonTheRavens PardonTheRavens
  • PlusOneCover PlusOneCover
  • Drink-LA-cover Drink-LA-cover
  • DasCookbook_cover DasCookbook_cover
  • 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A.
  • Non-Essential Mnemonics Non-Essential Mnemonics
  • FamousBaby-Jan28 FamousBaby-Jan28
  • AuntieEms_Cvr_small AuntieEms_Cvr_small
  • Lesson Plans Lesson Plans
  • All the Happiness You Deserve All the Happiness You Deserve
  • Who Wants Seconds? Who Wants Seconds?
  • Edited to Death Edited to Death
  • The Devil's Interval The Devil's Interval
  • Elizabeth the First Wife Elizabeth the First Wife
  • Helen of Pasadena Helen of Pasadena
  • Blood Hina Blood Hina
  • Strawberry Yellow Strawberry Yellow
  • Little Flower Little Flower
  • Literary Pasadena Literary Pasadena
  • The Neurotic Parents' Guide to College Admissions The Neurotic Parents' Guide to College Admissions
  • Celebrating with Julienne Celebrating with Julienne
“Wit, warmth, and candor” — New York Times • “Impossible to put down” — Library Journal • Winner, SCIBA Best Nonfiction • “We’re set to prepare and devour everything in it” — Wall Street Journal • “A treasure” — Time Out • “Laugh- out-loud funny” — Teen Vogue • One year on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List • “A fast-paced, intelligent tale” — Publishers Weekly • Winner, PubWest Design Award • “Don’t wait for the movie—buy the book” — Kirkus Reviews • “Witty and insightful” — Reader’s Digest • “Lushly designed” — Los Angeles Magazine • “We would follow this guide into hell” — Long Beach Press-Telegram • “[We’re] eager for more” — Booklist • “A joyous and delightful tale” — Shelf Awareness • “Disarmingly simple yet powerful prose” — Forbes • “Artful and elegant” — Jewish Journal • “A compelling read” — Mystery Scene • “It’s hilarious!” — Madeleine Brand, NPR

It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

Spring is suddenly here, and with it brings the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, t[...]
Talking Publishing with Caroline Leavitt

Talking Publishing with Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is a literary ball o' fire. She's a talented and successful novelist, no stranger t[...]
Making the 2015 "Best" Lists

Making the 2015 "Best" Lists

We're more than proud of the eleven books we published in 2015—each has won acclaim, and each has be[...]
The Return of Things I Want to Punch in the Face

The Return of Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Few publishing projects have brought us more in-office fun than Jennifer Worick's Things I Want to P[...]
No Rest for PPB's Authors!

No Rest for PPB's Authors!

As spring barrels toward summer, Prospect Park's authors are racing hither and thither in support [...]

A Grand Slam Dodgers Giveaway for Sayonara Slam


The team at Prospect Park is so excited that it’s baseball season again (Go Dodgers!) and even more excited to be launching the latest mystery by Naomi Hirahara, Sayonara Slam. This latest installment of her Mas Arai series takes place at the World Baseball Classic at the iconic Dodger Stadium. Trouble, sleuthing, and danger follow wherever the curmudgeonly widower goes, and the backdrop of Dodger Stadium—along with World War II intrigue—make this new mystery one of Hirahara’s finest.

To celebrate, we’re giving away TWO sets of good loge-level tickets, each complete with Stadium Club passes, to the July 7th home game against the San Diego Padres. Two of the tickets will be given away in a drawing at Naomi’s official launch party at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on May 2 (must be present to win). The other two, which include parking, will be given away online, according to the following entry rules:Sayonara_cover_small_RGB

To compete in the online giveaway, just take an “in the wild” picture of your copy of Sayonara Slam and send it to us at info[at]prospectparkbooks[dot]com. The book (paper or on an e-reader) can be featured snuggling up to your cat, at your kid’s baseball game, or getting ice cream—it’s up to your imagination! The deadline is 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 9th. (No worries about getting the book—it’s already in bookstores and on Amazon.com.)

The fine print: All pictures sent to us will be ours to post on social media at our discretion. All lewd or inappropriate pictures will be automatically disqualified. Only adults 18+ may enter. Prospect Park Books will not cover travel, gas or lodging expenses for the winner. If you are reading an e-reader version of the book, just take a picture of the downloaded book on your device. One entry per person. The winner will be drawn at random from all submissions and will be notified via email. The seats are in section 125LG, and parking is in Section F.