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December 18, 2006

Holiday cheer

Theresa Schwegel is ready for her closeup. She joins Clute & Edwards as they get gritty "Behind the Black Mask".
Miz Schwegel's Edgar award-winning and Anthony nominated OFFICER DOWN joins fellow DHS champ Sean Doolittle's THE CLEANUP on the November bestseller list.

Doolittle also gets a superb review from Otto Penzler, who calls our boy "one of the bright stars among the galaxy of talented young authors who write with style and authority…The Cleanup is…the perfect noir movie”.

Michael Koryta's SORROW'S ANTHEM is another all-star, as one of the best mysteries of the year.

December 15, 2006

Pat Hunt is the guy for you, whether you're a fan of George Pelecanos or seeker of Love Romances & More.

Why would THE BLONDE by Duane Swierczynski "make a cracking good movie”? It's either a result of the author being a sensitive, paranoid, walking innuendo, whose previous book THE WHEELMAN is the first pick for NY Mysterious Bookshop's brand spanking new hardboiled mystery discussion group. Or, it might have something to do with the THE BLONDE being "so much more than a terrific action-packed thrill ride” that “rockets forward with inventive ferocity.” If this fantastic review in Mysterious News still doesn't convince you, then it's time for a visit from our dear friend Kowalski.
It's no surprise that THE UNRESOLVED by T. K. Welsh (J. G. Sandom) has been nominated for a 2006 Cybill award in the YA fiction category. After all, it is one of the Washington Post's Top Ten Children's Books of 2006.

Another thoughtful book - and perfect gift for the holidays - is THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP by Roger and Sally Horchow. Check out Sally and her childhood buddy Owen Wilson in the December issue of People magazine.

December 14, 2006

Fingers crossed

Congrats to Troy Cook's 47 RULES OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE BANK ROBBERS, which is a finalist for the 2007 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery. We're in suspense until February 3!