New and coming to a bookshelf near you!
The fall season is a booksellers' delight. We're moving towards Christmas, after all. And think of all those new titles to tantalize readers. Many of these books will end up under the Christmas tree or stuffed into a Christmas stocking. (Sorry to mention the "C" word...but it's coming!)
These new titles are ordered at the various book fairs, usually in June...so when they arrive at a bookstore, it's a delight to unpack them, revel over them and offer them to customers. It's like...well, Christmas!
When I first started in the bookselling business, this was the premier season. Every author wanted his or her book to be on the fall list. Translation -- bigger sales. That's shifted slightly over the years as publishers realized readers need books throughout the year. Imagine that! So each seasonal list is now larger and has more variety. A bonus for those of us anxious to add more books to our already bulging shelves.
The Canadian mystery scene is also dynamic throughout the year. A good way to keep http://www.crimewriterscanada.com. Or check in with your local bookseller for the details.
Here are just a few of the new fall titles from Canadian writers:
Orchestrated Murder -- Rick Blechta
The Shadow Killer -- Gail Bowen
Gold Mountain -- Vicki Delany
Camouflaged Killer -- David Gibb
Creep -- Jennifer Hillier
Picasso Blues -- Lee Lamothe
Hang Down Your Head -- Janice MacDonald
Murder in Hum Harbour -- Jayne E. Self
Sitting Lady Sutra -- Kay Stewart
Tantalizing selection, isn't it? So I'd suggest you get reading!
Linda Wiken/Erika Chase
A Killer Read coming April 3, 2012
from Berkley Prime Crime