Re: RARA-AVIS: this week's Entertainment Weekly

Date: 21 Nov 2006

Congratulations! I hope we can do as well for you with other upcoming books! Gobble, gobble, Vicki
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Pardon the shameless self-promotion, but be sure to pick up this week's ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY! Not only because it's a special Bond issue (McKenna and I saw CASINO ROYALE last night, and it's quite possibly the best Bond ever), but because Houston's Murder By The Book ( was asked to provide its best-seller list for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, to run in place of the usual Publishers Weekly list. Ken Bruen, Will Beall, and Don Winslow made the hardback top ten, and Sean Doolittle & Hard Case Crime's John Lange made the paperback list. The #1 paperback (here's where the self-promotion comes in) was THE MAN WHO DIED LAUGHING / THE MAN WHO LIVED BY NIGHT (trade paperback, $18), the omnibus reprint of the first two books in David Handler's Edgar Award-winning Stewart Hoag series. And #8 was DAMN NEAR DEAD: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GEEZER NOIR
(edited by Duane Swierczynski, intro by James Crumley, trade paperback original, $18), which features original stories by John Harvey, Ken Bruen, Mark Billingham, Charles Ardai, Megan Abbott, Laura Lippman, and many, many more. (Mystery Bookstore (Los Angeles)'s Scott Montgomery even listed DAMN NEAR DEAD among his Top Ten of 2006: "In a year of great anthologies this one with theme of hard boiled seniors was the best.")

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!


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