Monday, January 3, 2011
News + Reviews
First, the trend just keeps rolling along for The Caretaker of Lorne Field. I'd like to thank Peter Leonard for writing such a thoughtful review, and really encapsulating so elegantly what I was trying to accomplish with this book.
A new trend seems to be forming for my upcoming book Outsourced (Feb 1st). London Times, Financial Times, Morning Star, The Australian, Booklist, author Tom Piccirilli, M&C, x2theL all digging it, and now author Bill Crider weighing in. Thanks Bill!
I'd like to thank one of my most avid readers + Facebook friend and all-around good person, Marry Cannon, for reading Blood Crimes so quickly and posting the following review on amazon. Mary did a hell of a better job getting to the heart of the book in her review than I did in my book description. Don't be surprised if there's a vampire biker chick in Blood Crimes Book 2 named after her!
"I enjoyed the heck out of this book....It's a wild ride by a master of noir and crime fiction - in this case, infused with some horror. What struck me about this book is that there is a little something for everyone - a stone cold sociopathic killer/mad scientist, a road trip, a PI story, a love story, biker drug gangs, great over-the-top violence, and vampires (or more accurately - people infected with a vampire emulating virus)! I mean - what's not to love???"
Now for the news--I gave Top Suspense the scoop on this yesterday, but now that the New Year has passed I'm allowed to report (and happy to do so!) that my second Julius Katz story, 'Archie's Been Framed' has won 1st place in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine's Readers Choice Awards. This after the first story ('Julius Katz') won the Shamus + Derringer Awards. Not bad for Julius + the little guy!
Also, I'll be appearing tomorrow night on the Steve Katsos show, which is streamed live through the website, but also broadcast later over a number of different cable networks. According to the Boston Globe over a million people watch the show each week!
Finally, I've been only reposting here the best of the year lists that Caretaker has made, but I'd like to thank everyone who included Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer on their lists also. Its very rewarding seeing how many readers are enjoying these books, and is one of the big things that keeps me writing!