Archive for the ‘mysteries’ Category

Here’s One Book That Won’t Blend Into The Crowd!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Red-Chameleon_WrightTHE RED CHAMELEON comes out next month from Pegasus Books, and the critics seem to be as excited about Erica Wright’s debut mystery as we are!

Publishers Weekly calls it “riveting” and declares that “readers will want to see more of the humorous, thoroughly engaging Kat.”

Library Journal says “Wright’s debut novel offers a promising start to a hard-boiled series featuring an idiosyncratic female PI whose quirkiness will appeal to fans of Linda Barnes or Karen Kijewski.”

More praise after the jump!



The Red Chameleon Rivets Publishers Weekly

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Red-Chameleon_WrightWe’re thrilled to tell you that Publishers Weekly has called THE RED CHAMELEON by Erica Wright a “riveting crime novel” and declared, “Readers will want to see more of the humorous, thoroughly engaging Kat.”

More advance praise after the jump! (more…)


Not To Brag, But It’s Kind Of A Big Dilys!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

vidar_sundstol_land_of_dreamsWe’re thrilled to tell you that the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association has nominated Vidar Sundstøl’s THE LAND OF DREAMS for a 2014 Dilys Award! Named in honor of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first US bookstore to specialize in mysteries, the award is “given to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed hand selling.” Past winners include ARLA’s own Dennis Lehane, and this year’s winner will be announced at Left Coast Crime in March. Congratulations, Vidar!


Early Praise For Billboard Man!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Thomas & Mercer will publish BILLBOARD MAN, the second installment of Jim Fusilli’s Samaritan series, in September, and we’re very pleased to share its first review!

Library Journal writes, “At first blush, Fusilli’s sequel feels like one of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher entries. But as the plot thickens, the situations grow funnier — think Elmore Leonard. Offering a neatly plotted tale full of humor with just a little pathos, Fusilli has created a captivating knight errant thriller.”


The Massacre Has Begun!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

massacre pondMASSACRE POND hit the shelves yesterday, and we’re pleased to tell you that Publishers Weekly named it one of the best new books of the week. It’s also going to be an August Indie Next Pick! See what nice things the critics have to say about Paul Doiron’s fourth Mike Bowditch mystery after the jump!



The Book So Good It Almost Made The Daily Mail Cry

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Paul Doiron Poacher's Son UKThe Daily Mail recently called THE POACHER’S SON, published in the UK this month by Constable & Robinson, a “stunning debut” with “breathtaking story-telling” that left the reviewer “close to tears.” Read the full rave after the jump!



Library Journal Calls Force Of Nature One Of Year’s Best

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Force of Nature C.J. Box

We’re thrilled to tell you that Library Journal has named C.J. Box’s FORCE OF NATURE as one of the best books of 2012, calling it “a stunningly fresh entry in a long-running series.” Congratulations, Chuck!

In celebration, we have a special treat for all of his fans after the jump!



It’s Simple: Kirkus Loves George

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Simple by Kathleen George

We’re thrilled to tell you that Kathleen George’s SIMPLE has received its second starred review!

Kirkus Reviews proclaims, “George’s all-too-familiar story is so richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written—her syncopated paragraphs are a special delight—and successful in its avoidance of genre clichés that you’d swear you were reading the first police procedural ever written.”


A Simple Star

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Simple by Kathleen GeorgeSIMPLE, the sixth book in Kathleen George’s acclaimed Pittsburgh police procedural series, comes out next month, and we’re pleased to tell you that Booklist has just given it a starred review! (more…)



Monday, June 11th, 2012

We’re thrilled to tell you that James Thompson, author of the acclaimed Inspector Vaara series, has joined our agency! (more…)