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A Well-Launched Novel!

The perfect book launch week — complete with signings at Powell’s and Annie Bloom’s — was capped off this weekend by a review of GUN METAL HEART by Joe Hartlaub at

UnknownBookreporter has been amazingly good to me through all four thriller novels from St. Martin’s Press. I am more than grateful to Founder and President Carol Fitzgerald, and her whole terrific crew. Their support has been a godsend.

In this review, Bookreporter says, “Daria has hijacked Haynes’s creative attention, but in the best possible ways, returning as a primary protagonist in ICE COLD KILL and now for another go-around in the newly published and wonderfully titled GUN METAL HEART, which leaves her scrambling to defeat a virtually unbeatable weapon.”

Joe Hartlaub also calls it, “…arguably Haynes’s most fully realized book to date.”

From one long-standing newspaper reporter to the good folks at Bookreporter: Thank you!

Northwest Angle

The wonderful Carol Fitzgerald at writes: “This week we have our interview with William Kent Krueger about NORTHWEST ANGLE, the 11th book in his Cork O’Connor series. NORTHWEST ANGLE was our latest Mystery Mayhem Author Spotlight, and Kent is a writer I’ve been following for a long time.” See the man himself at our panel, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the World Mystery Convention in St. Louis!  Not subscribed to bookreporter? Why the hell not?

Bookreporter cometh

Happy boy! I made the June 4 edition of, Carol Fitzgerald’s must-read blog on the publishing industry! She writes a terrific column. Click here and scroll down to “One to Watch.”

I met Carol at the Public Library Association conference in Portland. She’s delightful. And she knows everyone. I don’t know how she does it.

She also has 20 copies of “Crashers” to give away to readers by this Friday! Mind you, I don’t have 20 copies of “Crashers,” but then again, I’m not as important as Carol. Anyway, check out her column. You won’t be sorry.

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