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January 25, 2008

Targeting labels

"15 Foods that Fool", by Elizabeth Somer, was Thursday's top story on Today!

Greg Rucka, who expertly writes about things that are not always as they seem, talks about his intense heroines.

January 24, 2008

Comics go ka-ching

Congratulations go to Greg Rucka, Greg Pak, Brian Azzarello, and Ed Brubaker for topping the charts with a big chunk of the bestselling comics/graphic novels of 2007!

January 18, 2008

And the Edgar will go to...

Congratulations to Reed Farrel Coleman and Vicki Hendricks for their Edgar nominations!

Up for Best Novel, Coleman's SOUL PATCH is the the 4th Moe Prager mystery and the follow-up to THE JAMES DEANS, which won the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.

"With Soul Patch, Coleman does The James Deans one better and then some. Moe Prager is the man." - Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum novels

Vicki Hendricks was crowned as "the high priestess of neo-noir" by Dennis Lehane. It's only fitting that her CRUEL POETRY is nominated for Best Paperback Original.

"I loved this book. It's a private ticket into a secret world of desire and sex and the raw edge between them... I read it with the fever of the addicted." - Michael Connelly

January 17, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside

Cozy up with one of these superb storytellers:

Theresa Schwegel nabs a top spot as a December Bestseller for the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Detroit Free Press calls PERSON OF INTEREST "a thrilling tale punctuated by brisk action and believable characters. "Person of Interest" shows why Schwegel has become an author to watch."

Gary Phillips is pleased to announce the first installment of CITIZEN KANG, his political murder mystery and satire serial that is running on The Nation Magazine's website.

Duane Swierczynski is editor of THE CRIMES OF DR. WATSON, "a clever, rich interactive game filled with enough fair clues to give Golden Age Detectives the vapors." But Ed Gorman suspects the book is also a crucial clue to Mr. Swierczynski's true identity!

January 8, 2008

Sweet start to the new year

Publishers Weekly gives a fabulous, starred review to a fabulous book: THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED, by Jo Barrett.
"[A] very funny second novel… readers can’t resist cheering [Maddy] on as she experiments with poisoned brownies and retribution spells. Help comes from an unlikely source, a memorable hit man who provides a juicy cherry on the top of a creamy, dreamy revenge treat."

Here are some other delicious treats that came in over the holiday:

"[Theresa Schwegel is] gaining ground as one of the most compelling young authors in a highly competitive genre." - USA Today

"a poignant and gripping tale. The story centers on the human aspects in a highly charged and moving story… Person of Interest is a superb follow-up... It portends even better things to come, and is highly recommended.” - Theodore Feit

"Sandom’s strength lies in the verve of his story, with writing that has both muscle, in its pacing and violence, and a measure of brains... [THE WAVE is a] story with enough manic energy to be worthy of a nuclear explosion and enough to render moot any structural weaknesses in its architecture." - Kirkus Discoveries

"It’s rare that I read a book in one sitting anymore these days. But occasionally, a book reaches out, grabs me by the lapels, and says Finish me. Finish me or I will cut you. It is my great pleasure to inform you, with a slight quaver in my voice and a quick glance over my shoulder, that Victor Gischler’s Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse is just such a book. This is a novel that makes On Chesil Beach seem like an embarrassing waste of your time."

"I'm eagerly anticipating [Duane Swierczynski's] run on 'Cable.' If Swierczynski's novels are any indication, 'Cable' should be chock full of amazing action, fascinating characters, and some bizarre and hilarious situations." - Dave Richards, Comic Book Resources