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July 26, 2007

Love, love, love

Team DHS anted up for Best Paperback Original. Massive props to our 2007 Anthony Award nominees!

THE CLEANUP by Sean Doolittle
SHOTGUN OPERA by Victor Gischler

The first 3-way tie in Bouchercon history? We thinks so.

July 24, 2007

We Heart Omega-3's

Award-winning dietician Evelyn Tribole has a new book that explains why certain fats are good for you. THE ULTIMATE OMEGA-3 DIET presents essential sources of omega-rich foods, clarifies food labels, and offers scrumptious recipes for everyday meals. It's time to dig out from under those celery sticks!

July 20, 2007

Such great heights

Congratulations to Greg Rucka! PATRIOT ACTS, his newest Atticus Kodiak thriller, gets a *Starred review* in this week's issue of PW.

"At the start of Rucka’s electrifying sixth thriller featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak (after 2001’s Critical Space), Atticus is ready to settle down after years of chasing the deadly female assassin known as Drama and finally breaking her away from “The Ten”—a group of cold-blooded killers operating around the globe. But when he and Drama, now known as Alena, are ambushed and left for dead, Atticus knows his troubles are far from over. Suddenly, the two find themselves the target of a massive manhunt after being mistakenly identified as Ten members. From a tiny village on the Black Sea to the inner sanctum of the Pentagon, Atticus and Alena race to clear their names and punish those responsible for the shocking death of a close friend. Rucka expertly blends intense shoot-’em up scenes with biting political commentary as Atticus and Alena uncover just how high the conspiracy reaches within the U.S. government. Kodiak fans who’ve waited a long time for this installment will find it exceeds all expectations."

We're also pleased to announce that audio rights for PATRIOT ACTS and UNTITLED have been sold to Tara Gelsomino at BBC Audiobooks America.

Refill those glasses and order another round. THE CLEANUP by Sean Doolittle has been nominated for a 2007 Barry Award! It's no wonder this "noir gem" has been touted by critics.
(Booklist Starred review)

For ye writers who aspire to such literary stardom, check out some words from Secret Literary Agent Man. (Thanks, Chuck!)

July 17, 2007

Reed Coleman and Megan Abbott walk into a bar...

Thanks to Mystery Readers International for a look into the keen mind behind acclaimed and award-winning novels such as WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE and THE JAMES DEANS.

We also highly recommend the insightful interview on Behind the Black Mask.

July 6, 2007

Oh so stylin'

Add Michael Koryta's "stylish prose" to your summer reading list (New York Times). Check out the rave reviews and read an excerpt of A WELCOME GRAVE on Michael's website.