I’ll be on the FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS in CRIME FICTION panel Sunday at 9 a.m. but grab me for a chat anywhere! See you there! https://www.bouchercon2018.com
Today is the pub day for Fear on Four Paws, which means Pru is back and Wallis with her! Yes, after a year-plus absence, the bad girl animal psychic and her cranky tabby are once again prowling the woods around Belleville, and are they in trouble. It all starts when they find an illegally trapped bear and the bodies begin to pile up…
Here’s what the early reviews are saying:
Happy pub day to the newest Blackie & Care, Cross My Path! This dark adventure – once again featuring the intrepid Care and her devoted feline sidekick Blackie – has been out in the UK for a few months, and so copies have been trickling in. But today is the day it becomes available from US outlets (like Amazon or your local indie) in both hardcover and ebook formats (look for a trade paperback in a few months).
See what the critics have been saying about Cross My Path:
“While each book has its own mysteries from start to finish, it’s obvious in this entry that Simon has a larger story arc going on, one more epic in scope. It’s possible that there is a specific ending in mind already, but let us hope that is far in the future.”
“Cat-loving fans of grim postapocalyptic tales will best appreciate Simon’s third Blackie and Care mystery … The disparate plot lines combine in a fiery finale.”
So much for the summer slowdown…
Whew! That was exhausting! I’ve just gotten through the edits of next winter’s mystical cat cozy, A Spell of Murder, and have been looking forward to some lazy summer days. (More on that here.) Then the calls and emails started.
Yes, I have two mysteries coming out in July: Cross My Path (July 1, Severn House) and Fear on Four Paws (July 3, Poisoned Pen Press). But I kind of thought life would be quiet until Bouchercon in September. Silly me!
First up: New England Mobile Book Fair and Newton Warehouse Wine & Spirits are pairing up to present “Noir Night,” July 19. They’ll pair the latest noir-ish books by me, Lisa Lieberman, and Joanna Schaffhausen with pinot noirs, in what should be a tasty event! (6:30-8:30 p.m., Newton Wine & Spirits, 241 Needham St., Newton). Then, August 10-12, I’ll be at the Deadly Ink conference in New Jersey. (Look for me on the “Cozy Cats” panel on Saturday.)
I’ll also be taping a summer book chat, along with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Peter Swanson, for “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley,” to air Sunday, Aug. 5, on WGBH-FM. (You’ll be able to hear us here.), along with segments for Winthrop public access cable, and more, which I’ll post on my site as they go up. Oh, yeah, and I’m writing again…of course!