Four recent purchases have come across the desk of The Hungry Detective. My secretary has been delinquent in getting these into my hands so that I, as Publisher and Editor of The Hungry Detective, could pass this information along to my more rabid readers.
From MysteryOne came Steve Hockensmith's second On the Wrong Track, and Adrian McKinty's fourth and third in the Forsythe trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead.
Both these books made my most anticipated for 2007 list. Both were mortal locks for purchase, it was just a matter of time. I have droned on about McKinty, but again let me state that he is the best new crime author out there. Hockensmith's first Holmes on the Range was a pleasure to read, and I am sucker for Holmes related writing. This second should be just as fun.
B&N supplied one overstock of note and one used book. Barry Eisler's Killing Rain was the over stock and Charles Benoit's Relative Danger was the used book. Great to have both, especially the Benoit as the Madison B'con had the book going $40.
Now with nearly all of the books on my Most Anticipated of 2007 nearly out, save for the Jennings(May 1), the Grabenstein (May28th), and the Robotham (May3 UK, July 10 US) I should consider looking at highlights for Summer of '07. I'll run this up the flag pole over at the Editorial desk and see what I can do.
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