Monthly Archives: February 2010

Another lovely review

Holy hell! The advanced reader copies of Crashers continue to draw such incredibly cool comments! We received this one a couple of days ago:

“I got the review copy and picked it up when I went for a walk on the treadmill. Now I can’t put it down. WOWWWWW! I predict that this will be a #1 best-seller. This author did his homework for sure and throwing the villain into the…”

Oh. Spoiler warning. Can’t finish that sentence without giving away something vital. Sorry.

“topical, fast and downright scary”

OK, we got another lovely review from a blogster who got the advanced reader copy of the novel. I am nothing but a six-foot puddle of joy right this minute.

Okay, okay, okay…. Five-eleven. Dammit.

Deadly Pleasures

Oh, man! George Easter is outing me from my Conrad Haynes days at his mystery-loving Web site, Deadly Pleasures News. Guilty as charged. That was me, way back in the 1990s. I didn’t know there was anyone still alive who remembered my three mystery novels from back in the day. Thankfully, George doesn’t say anything about my hair style or clothes from back then. Kind gentleman.

For the record, Deadly Pleasures has been nominated four times for Anthony Awards at the World Mystery Convention for Best Mystery Magazine. It’s worth checking out.

Librarians rule

The librarians are coming! The librarians are coming!

The Public Library Association’s annual conference is being held in little old Portland, Oregon, this year. It’s just a slim few weeks away, set for March 23 to 27 in the Portland Convention Center. You can learn more by bookmarking (is that a real verb?) this.

When I was first published with the Harry Bishop mysteries, librarians were very, very good to me. I’m doing a panel discussion that Friday. I wish I could do more. Should I bake muffins?

I better pre-heat the oven. That’s a lot of librarians.

Monarch Book Reviews

Blogster and book lover Lynn Kimmerle at Monarch Book Reviews gave “Crashers” a truly lovely review over the weekend. I can’t believe it!  Lynn, Thank You! Also: What’s a part-time dog?

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