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March 29, 2007

Theodore Feit at Spinetingler Magazine has a great review of THE CLEANUP by Sean Doolittle.

"The plot evolves in all kinds of unexpected twists and turns. At each step of the way, it looks like Matt is going to be discovered. But each time he develops a new subterfuge, half-truth, fact or excuse. The action continues unabated right down to the final page, and so should you. Recommended."


In new books, Jo Barrett's debut novel is out in stores this week. THE MEN'S GUIDE TO THE WOMEN'S BATHROOM is a whimsical, behind-the-scenes look at life in women's bathrooms through the eyes of Claire St. John, a divorced 30-something professional who has given up her high-profile New York legal career to return home to Austin, Texas. There she finds the inspiration to write the ultimate guidebook on what goes on behind the door marked “Women,” while trying to right the course of her own personal life.

The book has been optioned by CBS and Paramount Studios, with actor Hugh Jackman's production company, Seed Productions, attached to produce. Mr. Jackman called THE MEN'S GUIDE "a great read and a great laugh."

March 19, 2007

March 16, 2007

TGIF

It's perfectly fitting that a book about escaping the daily grind for killer hobbies comes out on a Friday. Take a break with THE ESCAPE ARTISTS by Joshua Piven, co-author of the best-selling WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK series and last year’s critically acclaimed AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. Piven profiles mavericks who left traditional jobs to pursue their passions. What motivates people to take risks, to follow their hearts, by chasing a giant octopus, skiing off a 100-foot cliff or chasing drug pushers?

March 15, 2007

From The Good Shepherd, Top Gun and Stomp the Yard

Now that WHITEOUT has leading lady Kate Beckinsale, the men are lining up! One of them even choreographed Britney Spears' "In the Zone" tour.

March 14, 2007

Get thee to a bookstore

Next week, Reed Coleman launches his 2007 book tour for SOUL PATCH, the much anticipated sequel to THE JAMES DEANS, which won the Shamus, Barry, and Anthony Awards. The sequel takes place six years later as ex-cop turned PI Moe Prager launches an investigation after his friend and current NYPD Chief of Detectives commits suicide.

Also new on the bookshelves is THE BETRAYERS by James Patrick Hunt. In a starred review, Booklist said Hunt is "the real deal" and likens him to Elmore Leonard.


Vicki Hendricks' latest book isn't available in the U.S. until May, but Bill Crider's already getting excited about CRUEL POETRY.