Thursday, April 29, 2010

Booklist Calls Paul Doiron's Debut One Of The Year's Best

We're very pleased to tell you that Booklist chose THE POACHER'S SON as one of their top ten debut crime novels of 2010, calling it "engaging" and "vividly written."

Doiron Sits Down For Tea With Strumpet

You might think that a blog called Bookslut would like every book that comes along, but the folks over there are actually quite discerning readers. That's why we were so pleased when Clayton Moore, author of their Mystery Strumpet column, recently interviewed Paul Doiron and gave THE POACHER'S SON a rave review.

Clayton calls Paul's novel "sublime" and says "transcends its setting, lending a bleak austerity to its milieu while simultaneously infusing its main character with Steinbeckian humanity." He thinks its protagonist is "a fascinating, troubled character" and concludes:
The author, who devoured Sherlock Holmes as a kid and Raymond Carver and Tim O'Brian as a younger man, has managed to craft a novel that lies somewhere between the two, a crime novel that encompasses the full range of human emotion. The novel is the first in a series that will follow Mike's emotional development as he grows to be the man he's meant to be. It's a fascinating character study with much promise for the future.
Click here for more nice things about the book and Paul's illuminating commentary on its hero.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Catch Of The Day

We're pleased to tell you that BookPage has chosen C.J. Box's NOWHERE TO RUN as today's book of the day, saying:
Pickett is a one-of-a-kind character, an Old West stand-up guy, and Box's tales of Pickett's exploits straddle the line between traditional Western (think Louis L'Amour) and thoroughly modern mystery. C.J. Box has won about every award there is to win: the Edgar, the Macavity, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, the Barry -- and with good reason. Like Tony Hillerman before him, he has reinvented a genre and made it his own.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome To Paradise!

ONE MAN'S PARADISE, winner of the Minotaur Books / Mystery Writers of America's First Crime Novel Award, comes out today! If you happen to be in Hawaii, you can catch the author, Douglas Corleone, at the following events:
Saturday, May 1 at 1:30pm
Barnes & Noble
Ala Moana Center

Saturday, May 8 at 1pm
Waikele Center

Sunday, May 16 at 3:30pm
Hawaii Book & Music Festival
Barnes & Noble tent for signing, followed by a reading and Q&A at the Author's Pavilion

Saturday, May 22 at 2pm
Ward Center

Saturday, June 5 at 1pm
Barnes & Noble
Kahala Mall

Check back here for more dates!

Monday, April 26, 2010

In Case You Didn't Hear It On The Radio

If you weren't near a radio on Friday afternoon, you can click here for a transcript of C.J. Box's interview on Hugh Hewitt's show.

Kathleen George Puts On Some Lipstick And Smiles

While Kathleen George may be a professor and Edgar-nominated author, she is also a self-professed ditz. In a recent guest post on The Lipstick Chronicles, she explains why that is actually be a good thing: "There's so much pressure on women these days to be well-oiled machines, strong, tough, competent -- anything but a ditz. But isn't there grace in ditziness, too? Sometimes we just need to collapse into zany, innocent, and gullible puddles of good will."

Click here to read some very amusing stories of how Kathy's inner Gracie Allen got her into -- and out of -- some sticky situations.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Night Rights

It's been an exciting week here at ARLA! Not only did we make it to the London Book Fair unscathed by volcanic ash, we also signed Dennis Lehane with a new UK publishing team!

There were several worthy competitors, but ultimately David Shelley of Little, Brown was the victor. He scored a two-book deal for Moonlight Mile, Lehane's final Patrick and Angie novel, and the as yet untitled sequel to The Given Day.

We'd like to thank Sarah Nundy of Andrew Nurnberg Associates for running point on this one!

Catch the full postgame report from the Bookseller.

People With Great Taste In Books

People magazine recently gave C.J. Box's NOWHERE TO RUN four out of four stars, saying, "This stellar novel combines harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humor and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to have a life all its own."

The Chicago Tribune tells its readers that the book is "what you ought to be reading," calling Box "a skillful writer and plot-spinner with plenty of wily surprises up his chambray sleeve."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Books On The Radio

C.J. Box fans should tune into Hugh Hewitt's nationally syndicated radio show tomorrow afternoon because its entire three hours will be devoted to an interview with the author!

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Poacher's Son Is "One Of The Year's Boldest Debuts"

We're excited to tell you that Kirkus Reviews featured Paul Doiron's THE POACHER'S SON in their Spring & Summer Preview, which highlights the best and brightest books of the season! From the issue:
One of the year's boldest debuts comes from the woodsy wilderness of Maine, where Paul Doiron augments his day job as the editor-in-chief of Down East magazine with a new crime series. The book stars game warden Mike Bowditch, who must confront his toxic upbringing when his father is accused of murdering a local cop. For the author, it meant getting up close and personal with his hero's unusual profession. "In Maine, game wardens essentially function as full-fledged police officers, enforcing the laws of the state wherever there isn't a road, which is pretty much everywhere," says Doiron. "They arrest snowmobilers for drunk driving, retrieve drowned swimmers from the bottom of lakes and rescue Alzheimer patients lost in the woods. They have extremely difficult and misunderstood jobs, for which they are paid next to nothing. I have nothing but respect for the courage and conviction it takes to do what they do." Doiron's fierce combination of wilderness know-how and old-school journalism has already earned him a three-book contract. "My goal is to follow Mike as he matures and becomes the man he was meant to be," he says. "I hope readers will want to come along for the journey."
We're sure they will, Paul, because it's going to be one exciting ride!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Next Stop: The Indie Next List!

Each month, Indie Bound takes recommendations from independent booksellers all over the country and compiles their Indie Next List of cant-miss new titles. We're very pleased to tell you that C.J. Box's NOWHERE TO RUN appears on their April list!

Marie of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop (where Chuck will appear on the 16th) says:
Gripping, compelling storytelling by Edgar Award-winning author Box makes his 10th Joe Pickett mystery a must-read. Set against the wide-open spaces of Wyoming, scary people do scary things to not-so-innocent bystanders. This book delivers a walloping good read on so many levels: superb writing, eerie plot, startling twists, and Joe Pickett's quiet decency showcased against the conflict between community need and individual integrity.
The book comes out on Tuesday, and, after reading such a strong recommendation from a woman who obviously knows her stuff, we're sure that all of you will want to run to your local independent bookstore and snag a copy!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Man On The Run

C.J. Box will be running all over the place promoting NOWHERE TO RUN! Check out his lengthy tour schedule below to see if he's coming to a town near you!

Monday, April 5 at 7pm
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Tuesday, April 6 at 4pm
City Newsstand Bookstore & Coffee House
1722 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY

Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30pm
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX

Thursday, April 8 at 7pm
Book People
603 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX

Friday, April 9 at 5pm
Murder by the Book
1574 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO

Friday, April 9 at 7:30pm
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO

Saturday, April 10 at 2pm
Barnes & Noble
520 South 24th Street West
Billings, MT

Sunday, April 11 at 2pm
Barnes & Noble
1601 Market Place Drive, Suite 65
Great Falls, MT

Wednesday, April 14 at 7pm
Poisoned Pen
4014 North Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ

Thursday, April 15 at 7pm
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Suite 302
San Diego, CA

Friday, April 16 at 12:30pm
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry Street
Seattle, WA

Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble
2675 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA

Saturday, April 17 at 1:30pm
Mystery Bookstore
1036-C Broxton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, April 17 at 4pm
Mysteries to Die For
2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA

Sunday, April 18 at 12pm
Book Carnival
348 South Tustin Avenue
Orange, CA

Monday, April 19 at 7pm
M Is For Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA

Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm
Once Upon A Crime
604 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm
Mystery One Bookstore
2109 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, April 22 at 7pm
34300 Woodward
Birmingham, MI

Friday, April 23 at 7pm
Books & Company
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH

Saturday, April 24 at 7pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY

Sunday, April 25 at 2:30pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop
2076 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA

Saturday, May 1 at 1pm
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO

Saturday, May 1 at 7pm
High Crimes Mystery Bookshop
927 Main Street
Longmont, CO

Monday, May 10 at 5pm
Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery
206 North Main Street
Sheridan, WY

Tuesday, May 11 at 3pm
Ralph's Books and Cards
215 South Montana Avenue
Casper, WY

Monday, June 14
The Wort Hotel
50 North Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY

Tuesday, June 15 at 1pm
The Old Faithful Inn
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, WY

Wednesday, June 16 at 11am
The Old Faithful Inn
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, WY

Wednesday, June 16 at 6pm
The Mammoth Hotel
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, WY

Thursday, June 17 at 1pm
Cody Newsstand
1121 13th Street
Cody, WY