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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

AT THE SHARP END . . .

AT THE SHARP END . . .

NEWS FROM ZOË SHARP AND CHARLIE FOX AUTUMN 2011

THEY'RE ALL OUT THERE!

Although the later Charlie Fox books are all available in print or e-format − from A/B in the UK and St Martin's Press and Pegasus in the States − the early books have been very difficult to get hold of. Until now. For the first time in several years, the entire Charlie Fox backlist is now available for you to enjoy − all in e-format. The new editions have Author's notes, excerpts from the next book in the Charlie Fox series, and, as an added bonus, guest excerpts from some of my favourite crime writers. I'm especially pleased with the stunning new covers . . .

KILLER INSTINCT: 

Foreword by Lee Child and guest excerpt from Brett Battles' new Jonathan Quinn novella, Becoming Quinn.

‘Susie Hollins may have been no great shakes as a karaoke singer, but I didn’t think that was enough reason for anyone to want to kill her.’


RIOT ACT:

Guest excerpt from Timothy Hallinan’s second Junior Bender novel, Little Elvises.

'I am a violent man, Miss Fox,' Garton-Jones said, without bravado or inflection. 'I can − and will − do whatever is necessary to control this estate. Remember that.'

HARD KNOCKS:

Guest excerpt from Libby Fischer Hellmann’s PI Georgia Davis/Ellie Foreman novel, Doubleback.

‘Perhaps if the army had known what was inside me, what I would eventually turn into, they might not have been so keen to let me go.’

FIRST DROP:

Barry Award finalist for Best British Crime Novel − Guest excerpt from Blake Crouch’s latest novel, Run.

‘The guy in the passenger seat was closest. He got out first, so I shot him first. Two rounds high in the chest.’

ROAD KILL:

Guest excerpt from Lee Goldberg’s standalone novel, King City.

'If you stay involved with Sean Meyer you will end up killing again,' my father said. 'And next time, Charlotte, you might not get away with it.'

These early Charlie Fox books have become hard to find and have been changing hands at high prices. So now you have an opportunity to read the whole series from the beginning. I hope those of you who are only familiar with the later titles will give the early ones a try at their modest introductory prices.

FOX FIVE SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES

Meanwhile, Fox Five: A Charlie Fox Collection, is selling like hot cakes and gathering some very nice reviews. Check out these bite-size chunks of Charlie Fox while they're still available at the special introductory price!

YOU DON'T EVEN NEED A KINDLE

I've started my e-publishing with just Amazon Kindle format, but other e-formats will follow soon, plus print-on-demand versions if readers ask for them. And if you don't have a Kindle, don't worry − you can download Kindle Reader for PC or Mac for free from the Amazon website and enjoy Charlie Fox on your desktop or laptop.

SUMMER'S OVER . . . BUT THE EVENTS ARE NOT

I'm off to the States shortly, where I'm taking part in:

September 14th − book discussion group at Lisle Library in Chicago, IL

September 15-18th − Bouchercon 2011 in St Louis, MO

And back home again, my diary's already beginning to fill up:

October 26th − Creating Suspense at the Newport Big Read in South Wales

November 7th − Wordpool 2011 in Blackpool

November 11th − interviewing ace crime writer Martina Cole at the 4th Reading Festival of Crime Writing

Zoë Sharp
www.zoesharp.com

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