A letter from author Michael Harvey, appearing on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 PM

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  Producer Graham King arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)GOVERNORSWIFE

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the Poisoned Pen this summer. I wanted to give you some quick news, as well as a little background on my latest Michael Kelly novel (and my favorite!), THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE.

First, the news. GK Films and Graham King, producer of THE DEPARTED and THE TOWN, bought the movie rights to a crime thriller I’m just finishing set in Boston. The working title for the novel is BRIGHTON and I’m hoping it will be out next summer.  Here’s a link with details on the movie deal.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/brighton-michael-harvey-graham-king-gk-films-boston-crime-book-1201420458/

As for THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, the idea  for the book was born in the winter of 2011. I was watching a live chopper shot of Rod Blagojevich drive down the Edens en route to his sentencing hearing when a little ping went off in my head.

What if the former governor’s black SUV pulled up to the Dirksen Federal Building and the back seat turned out to be empty? What if Rod split and took 40 million in cash with him? What if he became Chicago’s version of Whitey Bulger? What if he left his wife holding the bag?

And so the first seed was sown. As the novel grew, it turned out to be something quite different that what I expected. And something I enjoyed writing very much.

Hope you guys like it. See you in June.

Michael Harvey

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the Poisoned Pen this summer. I wanted to give you some quick news, as well as a little background on my latest Michael Kelly novel (and my favorite!), THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE.

First, the news. GK Films and Graham King, producer of THE DEPARTED and THE TOWN, bought the movie rights to a crime thriller I’m just finishing set in Boston. The working title for the novel is BRIGHTON and I’m hoping it will be out next summer.  Here’s a link with details on the movie deal.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/brighton-michael-harvey-graham-king-gk-films-boston-crime-book-1201420458/

As for THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, the idea  for the book was born in the winter of 2011. I was watching a live chopper shot of Rod Blagojevich drive down the Edens en route to his sentencing hearing when a little ping went off in my head.

What if the former governor’s black SUV pulled up to the Dirksen Federal Building and the back seat turned out to be empty? What if Rod split and took 40 million in cash with him? What if he became Chicago’s version of Whitey Bulger? What if he left his wife holding the bag?

And so the first seed was sown. As the novel grew, it turned out to be something quite different that what I expected. And something I enjoyed writing very much.

Hope you guys like it. See you in June.

Michael Harvey

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the Poisoned Pen this summer. I wanted to give you some quick news, as well as a little background on my latest Michael Kelly novel (and my favorite!), THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE.

First, the news. GK Films and Graham King, producer of THE DEPARTED and THE TOWN, bought the movie rights to a crime thriller I’m just finishing set in Boston. The working title for the novel is BRIGHTON and I’m hoping it will be out next summer.  Here’s a link with details on the movie deal.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/brighton-michael-harvey-graham-king-gk-films-boston-crime-book-1201420458/

As for THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, the idea  for the book was born in the winter of 2011. I was watching a live chopper shot of Rod Blagojevich drive down the Edens en route to his sentencing hearing when a little ping went off in my head.

What if the former governor’s black SUV pulled up to the Dirksen Federal Building and the back seat turned out to be empty? What if Rod split and took 40 million in cash with him? What if he became Chicago’s version of Whitey Bulger? What if he left his wife holding the bag?

And so the first seed was sown. As the novel grew, it turned out to be something quite different that what I expected. And something I enjoyed writing very much.

Hope you guys like it. See you in June.

Michael Harvey

oking forward to seeing everyone back at the Poisoned Pen this summer. I wanted to give you some quick news, as well as a little background on my latest Michael Kelly novel (and my favorite!), THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE.

First, the news. GK Films and Graham King, producer of THE DEPARTED and THE TOWN, bought the movie rights to a crime thriller I’m just finishing set in Boston. The working title for the novel is BRIGHTON and I’m hoping it will be out next summer.  Here’s a link with details on the movie deal.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/brighton-michael-harvey-graham-king-gk-films-boston-crime-book-1201420458/

As for THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, the idea  for the book was born in the winter of 2011. I was watching a live chopper shot of Rod Blagojevich drive down the Edens en route to his sentencing hearing when a little ping went off in my head.

What if the former governor’s black SUV pulled up to the Dirksen Federal Building and the back seat turned out to be empty? What if Rod split and took 40 million in cash with him? What if he became Chicago’s version of Whitey Bulger? What if he left his wife holding the bag?

And so the first seed was sown. As the novel grew, it turned out to be something quite different that what I expected. And something I enjoyed writing very much.

Hope you guys like it. See you in June.

Michael Harvey