Fiction Review

Anne A. Wilson, author of Hover

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Last Tuesday the store had the distinct pleasure of hosting new author Anne A. Wilson for the launch of Hover. We’d been hearing the buzz from everyone who had read it, and were so happy to see the hundred plus smiling faces that evening. Anne was wonderful to work with and we’re all looking forward to the next book when it comes. Here is a blog post from Anne about our store founder Barbara Peters. Take a look!

http://anneawilson.blogspot.com/2015/06/barbara-peters-of-poisoned-pen-reviews.html

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

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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

A Note from Daniel Palmer on TRAUMA

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Dear Readers:
     Every September, after submitting his latest novel to St. Martin’s Press, my father would immediately begin to brainstorm. What kind of story would he be sharing with his readers next? Autumn 2013 was no exception. Pop knew he wanted his twentieth thriller to return to the hospital setting that was the hallmark of his earlier works. The protagonist would be a young female resident who encounters a desperate patient with the repeated claim, “I don’t belong here.” The doctor begins to believe the patient, investigates, and soon descends into a labyrinth of murder and corruption.
     Dad’s next story was in place. Then, in October of 2013, my father died suddenly.
     I don’t know how long my dad would have kept writing. He had no plans to stop. He had journals and file folders filled with ideas. With each novel, my father aimed to deliver his very best because he cared deeply for his readers. When news broke of his passing, my inbox flooded with messages from fans around the world.
     Even though he was a bestselling novelist published in over thirty languages, the business of writing was sometimes lonely for my dad. It meant blank pages, solitude, and deadlines. But something changed for him in 2009. That was the year I landed my first publishing contract.
     I was working from home doing consulting and writing. My dad was at his office, too, some sixty miles to the south. I’d leave my iChat application running all day so whenever Pop wanted a little face time, he could just dial me up online and there I’d be. Or me and his grandkids, or all of us plus his daughter-in-law. We would jawbone about plots until our fingers grew itchy to do some key tapping. I learned the craft of writing from my father during those long talks. Remembering them gave me confidence that I could run with his great premise for TRAUMA.
     Working on the book proved to be a remarkable and deeply emotional journey.  When the email from Dad’s beloved editor Jennifer Enderlin came in accepting the manuscript, I said aloud, “We did it, Pop.”
     I can’t replace my father; nobody can. But I can continue his legacy, and that’s a thrill and an honor that leaves me humbled and incredibly grateful.
In friendship,
Daniel Palmer

Neil Griffin signs Benefit of the Doubt thia Friday, May 15th at 7:00 PM

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Hi Readers,

This Friday, Neal Griffin will be joining us to discuss his new book, Benefit of the Doubt. The book is about a police officer who commits an act of abusive force so egregious that it lands him in a media firestorm. An experienced police officer himself, Neil is the perfect person to explore this extremey relevant, if not prescient, story. Here are a few interesting write ups from newspapers on Neal and the book.

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