If you like intense, quirky, different, brilliant crime novels - Tyrus Books has two that I particularly recommend. They're still on sale - just not the ridiculously low-priced sale of the last few weeks.
MY SECOND DEATH by Lydia Cooper - now $8.48 in trade paperback.
UNTOUCHABLE by Scott O'Connor - now $7.98 in trade paper
There are a bunch of other really good titles here: GETTING LUCKY, CHUM, and more. Buy one more book to total at least $25 and you get free shipping. Kind of can't beat that deal.
Yep, I know the publisher, Ben LeRoy, who's a really good guy, but he has no idea I'm touting his books here. These are astoundingly good books. (Mind you, if you like your crime novels cut-and-dried and with a straightforward and somewhat predictable plot, well, no, these aren't for you. But others on the list may appeal .)
Recently got my panel assignments for the Left Coast Crime conference in Monterey, and they're humdingers.
10:15-11:00 am, Friday, March 21:
When Setting Matters: Not Just a Pretty Backdrop for Murder
Caroline (Charles) Todd (M) - Timothy Hallinan, Sara J. Henry, Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger
11:30 am- 12:15 pm, Saturday, March 22:
X-Factor: Responsibilities & Issues for Women Writing Women
Kelli Stanley (M) - Lisa Brackmann, Robin Burcell, Marcia Clark, Sara J. Henry
I know most of these folks and their books and in particular am friends with Marcia - these will be great panels. Here's the full lineup for the conference - you still have time to register.
And on Saturday night I'll be co-hosting a table at the banquet with my friend Chris F. Holm (love his books) and his charming wife Katrina Niidas Holm (who reviews books). Also looking forward to seeing my friends Jenn and Don Longmuir, who run part of the book room, and Catriona McPherson, who's up for two (two!) awards in different categories, and many more.
Yes, it's sort of like summer camp - except for grownups. In March. Hope to see some of you there.
Sara J. Henry is the author of LEARNING TO SWIM and A COLD AND LONELY PLACE, and used to write health books and articles. She lives in Vermont on a dirt road with at least one too many dogs.