Fresh off of her debut novel Clean Burn, featuring Janelle Watkins, an investigator with a troubled (to say the least) background (recently featured in a nice review at Mystery Scene Magazine), Karen Sandler drops Janelle smack in the middle of trouble in her home town in her new novel Hangtown.Read More
Following up on last year’s blistering thriller Hard Road, JB Turner returns to the shadowy world of operative Jon Reznick with Hard Kill, an equally exciting adventure that would cause us to use all sorts of wonderfully descriptive words if this weren’t a post about the cover, which is worth 1000 words.
We have two exciting international launches taking place soon!
Robert Bailey will be launching The Professor at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama, USA. Stop by on Thursday January 30, 2014 from 5:30pm -7:30pm to congratulate Robert and get your copy signed. Bestselling author Homer Hickam (author of the book Rocket Boys, the basis for the hit movie) will be on hand to introduce Robert.
Charles Lambert will be launching The View From the Tower at the Almost Corner Bookshop in Rome. Come along to Via del Moro, Trastevere at 6.30 pm, February 12th to get your copy signed and share a glass of wine with Charles!Read More
Last week I was in New York City to visit the US headquarters of Angry Robot and our corporate overlords, Osprey Books. Part of this was a couple of meetings with Rebecca Smart, the CEO of Osprey. This meeting was cool for a couple of reasons. First, holy crap, the CEO. I don’t think new editors at Penguin Random House get to sit down with the head Penguin in Charge. Second, our conversations were cool because they convinced me I made the right choice by signing on with Angry Robot.Read More
It’s round up time again, and this week we’re taking a look at two fantastic urban thrillers from Dan O’Shea: Penance, and its recently released sequel Greed, the first and second in the Detective John Lynch Chicago Thrillers. Greed is off to a flying start, and unsurprisingly so given the love shown for Penance! But, don’t take my word for it, see for yourself:Read More
I’ve talked here and various other places about wanting to build a community around Exhibit A and one of the best way to do that I believe is through mystery conferences. While appearing on panels and appearing in the book room are great for exposure, there’s nothing better than interacting with mystery readers to help our cause. I also think it’s important for a publisher like Exhibit A to find voices and stories that aren’t being represented by the more conservative major publishers and pitch sessions at conferences like this are one of the best ways to do that.
So to that end, I will soon be posting my full 2014 appearance schedule that will include major conferences like Bouchercon and Thrillerfest, but also some smaller regional conferences. The first of those regional conferences will be in a few weeks just outside of Chicago at Love Is Murder. This is one of the first local conferences I attended and have always enjoyed myself. I will be taking pitches a couple of times during the conference as well as appearing on a panel or two. The full schedule can be found at the website.
So if you’re withing driving distance of Chicago, come on out and say hello.Read More
As this is the first round up of 2014, we thought we’d do something special and take a look at some of our new Exhibit A Editor’s favourites! Which Exhibit A books has Bryon particularly enjoyed?Read More