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Posted on April 19, 2011 - by

Adventures in Publishers Weekly

The gold standard of what’s happening in the publishing business has always been Publishers Weekly. A starred review or even a solid mention can make a big difference in a book’s launch–or so I’ve always imagined. With the magazine’s concentration on hardcover releases, none of my eight paperback original titles made it past the gatekeeper.

So I was very excited when my good buddy Mike Wiecek (soon writing as Mike Cooper) sent me a link (via his fabulous sister Sophie Littlefield) to the recent review of THE RICH AND THE DEAD. It contained this paragraph:

“Standouts include Michael Connelly’s “Blood Washes Off,” in which detective Harry Bosch makes a welcome appearance in the interview room; Harley Jane Kozak’s “Lamborghini Mommy,” which plays a nice variation on look-alikes; and Roberta Isleib’s “The Itinerary,” in which widowed Connecticut detective Jack Meigs vacations in Key West, but can’t keep his cop instincts from sniffing out crime instead of tourist attractions.”

Woo-hoo! Not every day your name gets mentioned in the same paragraph with Michael Connelly and Harley Jane Kozak. (Like never!!) So here’s a nod and a thank you to the PW publishing people. And fingers and toes crossed for Lucy’s debut…



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