Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Four For Four!

Booklist gave Paul Doiron's THE POACHER'S SON its fourth starred review, saying:
Doiron, editor-in-chief of Down East magazine, is well acquainted with the current political and cultural tensions that crisscross Maine, and his local knowledge drives this fast-paced and twisty narrative. With realistically flawed characters and a strong sense of place -- both on the coast and in the woods -- the novel avoids tourist stereotyping, of Maine itself and its citizens...One hopes this fine novel is the first in a series starring Warden Bowditch, who could quickly become the East Coast version of C. J. Box's game-warden hero Joe Pickett, who patrols the range in Wyoming.
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(To answer the reviewer's question, it is indeed the first in a series. We've read a draft of the second installment and can assure you that it's just as exciting as the first!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Helpful Suggestion From Books-A-Million

Monday, January 25, 2010

Libby Hellmann Bakes A Tough Cookie

Forget Toll House and its famous chocolate chip cookies! According to crime-fiction blog The Rap Sheet, Bleak House has the recipe for the best hard-boiled treats around!

The blog recently had all sorts of nice things to say about DOUBLEBACK, Libby Fischer Hellman's latest mystery from Bleak House Books:
Not at all a cozy, Hellman's new book is one tough cookie. When I think of Libby Fischer Hellmann, her two excellent series come to mind: the longer one about video producer and single mother Ellie Foreman, and the newer one about ex-Chicago cop-turned-private investigator Georgia Davis...Now Hellmann has combined her two protagonists into one strong and moving novel...Hellmann has done such a good job of bringing her dual principals to vivid life in Doubleback, that you believe every word of it.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What Are The Odds?

Lady Luck must be smiling down on ARLA because, one year after BLUE HEAVEN won the Edgar Award for best novel, THE ODDS by Kathleen George was nominated for the same award!

Mystery Writers of America will announce the winner on April 29th, so keep your fingers crossed until then!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Poacher's Son Goes Clubbing

We're pleased to tell you that THE POACHER'S SON will be an Editor's Pick and Alternate Selection of the Mystery Guild Book Club and an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild Book Club!

If you're not a member of either club, don't fret! It will also be available on BOMC2, the Book-of-the-Month Club's online-only membership club, and if you're a member of any of the numerous other clubs affiliated with the BOMC, you will be able to purchase it on the website of your club. And, of course, you can always pick up a copy at your local independent bookstore!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The L.A. Times Enjoys Its Trip To Shutter Island

The L.A. Times raved about the new graphic novel edition of SHUTTER ISLAND, declaring:

The graphic version of "Shutter Island" is religiously (and gruesomely) faithful to Lehane's novel and with good reason -- it would be hard to tamper with the circuitry of such a meticulously crafted mystery. The visual demands and page-count realities of the visual medium required tough choices, but de Metter has handled them deftly.
The plot of the original book was purposely confounding in certain dark corners and here those shadowy places are ambiguous in a different but still satisfying way. The climactic sequences of Lehane's book possessed a powerful click as they fell into place and, under de Metter's watch, the dread and revelation remain intact.

Read the full review here.

And Three Makes A Constellation!

Kirkus Reviews gave Paul Doiron's THE POACHER'S SON its third starred review!

They liken Doiron to C.J. Box, another one of our dear authors, and say, "Like Box, Doiron will have his hands full trying to top his accomplished debut."

Read the full review here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another New Star in the Maine Sky

We're pleased to tell you that Paul Doiron's THE POACHER'S SON has received its second starred review!

Publishers Weekly writes:
Down East editor-in-chief Doiron takes a provocative look at the ties between fathers and sons, unconditional love, and Maine's changing landscape in his outstanding debut....Fans of C.J. Box and Nevada Barr will appreciate the vivid wilderness scenes. Equally a story of relationships and an outdoor adventure, this evocative thriller is sure to put Doiron on several 2010 must-read lists.
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