Dear Readers and Friends —
One of the great pleasures of being an “established” writer is that I’m often afforded the opportunity to see books before they are published and appear in the marketplace. Publishers, agents, editors and authors themselves will send me copies of their books in the hopes that I’ll find something to like and will provide a short comment on my enthusiasm for the work. This is the famous “blurb.” And as I say, it is a joy when the stars align just right and I get to read a book that truly knocks me out! Well, in the past six months or so, I’ve come across two authors whose work really needs to reach a wider audience, and their new books, which I have blurbed, are both coming out in the next few weeks.
Tom Avitabile (tough name, I can relate, it’s pronounced Ah-Vit-Ah-Bi-Lay) rolls out GIVE US THIS DAY on this very day, October 20. Here’s my blurb for Tom and his latest:
“The go-to guy for pure thriller reading pleasure, Tom Avitabile delivers with every word.”
Rob Leininger has hit a home run with his new Private Eye novel, GUMSHOE, which comes out from Oceanview Press on November 3. Here’s what I have to say about it:
“GUMSHOE is by a large margin the best and most entertaining mystery I’ve read in at least the past couple of years. Ron Leininger captures the voice and heart of the classic PI mystery and manages to make it completely original at the same time. No small feat. And Mortimer Angel is my new favorite Private Eye.”
Other, mainstream reviews of both of these books can be found on all the usual book review websites and in some print media as well (Google them!), and if I’ve piqued your interest, as I hope I have, I urge you to read the other reviews and then order or pre-order your copy(ies) of these terrific reads. I promise, you’ll be glad you did.
All best, John Lescroart