Get up. C'mon. Out of bed. Or off the pot. Or wherever it is you read this daily slice of snarky crime goodness. Today we only have one job for you.
Skating Around The Law, by our very own Joelle Charbonnneau is released officially today. That means you can go into stores and buy it. While you're in the store, why don't you also drop one into the basket of the person in front of you. They'll enjoy it. Just tell them we said it was alright.
Here's the official sales pitch for the book;
Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town’s handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn’t belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that’s better at gardening than solving crimes.
Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn’t happy she’s looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all.
Here's our unofficial sales pitch;
Can't go wrong, right? To hear more about it you could check out our latest podcast through the itunes. Joelle chats to us about the book, about writers block, and about which Star Wars movies count. The next episode should land at the end of the week, too, with Reed Farrel Coleman joining us to talk poetry and Prager.
While you're picking up Joelle's book, you could also check out The Damage Done by friend-of-the-blog Hilary Davidson, which is also released today. It has all kinds of awesomeness, like a dead body in a bath tub and a missing sister, not to mention some real sharp writing.
And to make things easy for you, both Hilary and Joelle will be in the same place at the same time tonight. They'll be backed up by their
fellow author Joshua Corin, who'll be there to tell you all about his own book, While Galileo Preys.
The shindig is at Partners & Crime, 44 Greenwich Ave, NYC. They'll be there between 7 and 9 tonight to sign books, tell tall tales, and demonstrate the best way to kill someone. Head on out. (Ask for Babs.)
Congratulations to Joelle from all of the moody noir guys here, and we hope the event goes well. Go get 'em.